Cidu Bill on Jan 31st 2012


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Garfield, Jim Davis, comic strips, comics, humor, pizza | 27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Cold”

  1. Charlene Jan 30th 2012 at 11:14 pm 1

    A pepperoni ding-dong?

  2. Terry Jan 30th 2012 at 11:18 pm 2

    that was the pizza ordered last night …. only 24 hours late

  3. Ron Jan 30th 2012 at 11:20 pm 3

    I thought this one was pretty good. They went from a pizza place
    that has slow delivery and brings you a cold pizza to a place that
    has fast delivery and brings you a cold pizza. It takes extra
    skill to let the pizza get cold that fast.

  4. Mike Jan 30th 2012 at 11:31 pm 4

    Agreed with Ron. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but that Garfield strip was actually chuckle-worthy.

  5. mitch4 Jan 31st 2012 at 12:18 am 5

    Oh, okay, I guess that’s it. I was thinking Garfield had already ordered one, like a half-hour ago, and that was the one that arrived. But that wouldn’t explain the bit about it getting cold. (And I’m not sure Garfield can call in a pizza order on his own. What would he need Jon for then?)

  6. James Pollock Jan 31st 2012 at 12:57 am 6

    Garfield needs Jon to PAY FOR the pizza.

  7. Stan Jan 31st 2012 at 01:11 am 7

    Could it be that Garfield is a surly sort of character, and no matter how well the pizza company is doing their job, he’s going to find something to complain about?

  8. Proginoskes Jan 31st 2012 at 02:22 am 8

    The pizza was made so far in advance that it got cold in the meantime.

  9. Top Jan 31st 2012 at 02:44 am 9

    I think Stan #7 has it. The joke isn’t *why* the pizza is cold, but it’s that Garfield is able to find the negative side of things. In a way, the third panel sort of summarizes the two characters’ general approach to life.

  10. Beachfox Jan 31st 2012 at 02:50 am 10

    No pizza place, no matter how quickly they get the pizza to you, can manage to deliver a pizza that’s not already cold.

  11. anon Jan 31st 2012 at 02:54 am 11

    Another possibility - it was so fast because they didn’t bother to cook it? Or maybe they are delivering frozen pizzas. I can’t say there is anything I saw to make this more/less likely than any of the other options, seems like a pretty vague strip. Maybe it’s better that way.

  12. Top Jan 31st 2012 at 03:52 am 12

    Let me slightly amend what I said in #9. While I still believe the joke isn’t why the pizza is cold, but rather that Garfield is complaining about *something*, his specific complaint “It’s cold” is funnier than a different complaint such as “They forgot the anchovies” because it does tie in with the speed of delivery. Not only is Garfield complaining that the pizza is cold, it’s possible that he’s complaining, “How can the pizza be cold if it’s been delivered this quickly?”

    I may be reading waaaaaay too much into this, but it’s possible Garfield is more annoyed that this instantly-delivered pizza is cold than he would be if the cold pizza had taken 30 minutes to arrive. In other words, he is taking a plus (impossibly fast delivery) and making it an even bigger minus. Now *that* is a curmudgeon.

    PS Speaking of curmudgeons, I like this passage from “Silence of the Lambs”: “Those who have never been under Jimmy Price’s supervision believe him to be a lovable curmudgeon. Like most curmudgeons, he is really a mean old man.”

  13. Powers Jan 31st 2012 at 09:18 am 13

    Beachfox got it.

  14. lord-z Jan 31st 2012 at 11:14 am 14

    I understood the joke as “It didn’t get there fast enough!”

  15. Keera Jan 31st 2012 at 02:10 pm 15

    I assumed they got the pizza fast and cold because the pizza place didn’t take the time to cook the pizza.

  16. Mark in Boston Jan 31st 2012 at 05:37 pm 16

    This is why Bucky in “Get Fuzzy” is better than Garfield. Bucky can not only order his own pizza on the phone but he can also pay for it by stealing Rob’s credit card.

  17. Todd Jan 31st 2012 at 05:45 pm 17

    I wonder if you could make money if you combined the “hot and ready” concept that LC is using, and combine it with the concept of the ice cream man. Drive a truck around, got somebody making pizzas in the back, somebody waves you over, and buys one or some.

    You’d want to have your first day of business on something like Superbowl Sunday or Independence Day.

  18. Cidu Bill Jan 31st 2012 at 06:13 pm 18

    Todd, if they could figure out how to keep the pizzas fresh-tasting, not like that garbage they serve at Pizza Hut stands in New Jersey Turnpike rest stops that sits around under hot lights, I’d be their best customer.

  19. Terry Jan 31st 2012 at 11:54 pm 19

    / \
    / \
    / \
    / \
    / \

    you can only get 2 of the 3, never can you have all three

  20. Jeff S Jan 31st 2012 at 11:54 pm 20

    I took the strip as, everything was sped up. Instant orfer, instant delivery (hot), and it’s then instantly cold.

  21. Terry Jan 31st 2012 at 11:55 pm 21

    was a nice triangle before the spaces were stripped out :-(

  22. Jeff S Feb 1st 2012 at 12:02 am 22

    Dammit… orfer = order

  23. Proginoskes Feb 1st 2012 at 01:49 am 23

    @ Terry: Try & nbsp ; (without the spaces).

    A B

  24. Proginoskes Feb 1st 2012 at 01:50 am 24

         /  \
        /    \
       /      \
      /        \
     /          \

  25. Proginoskes Feb 1st 2012 at 01:51 am 25

    Better, but the font’s proportional, not fixed.

  26. George P. Feb 3rd 2012 at 09:39 pm 26

    Food trucks are hot (ahem) now, so I’m sure there are ones making pizza.

  27. bAT L. Mar 24th 2012 at 02:41 pm 27

    Cold? Aw man, they must have strapped it to the top of the DeLorean.

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