Archive for April, 2012

March of Dimes: Recap

Cidu Bill on Apr 30th 2012

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Considering the thing started early Sunday morning — I’m not a morning person — I can’t complain. Nice weather, unlike two years ago, and I managed not to strain my back the day before like last year. Alas, I had to do the walk without my junior partner this year, who signed up instead for the Boston version of the walk.

CIDU raised $593 this year, a significant bump over last year’s $542. We’ve actually beaten the previous year’s total every single year since we started collecting here (2007 or 2008, who remembers?), so thank you all. You’re the best.

A couple donations came in too late — but the Boston walk isn’t until May 13, so I’ll give that money to my son to turn in. For that matter, if you’ve been meaning to donate but never got around to it, I guess there still is some time.

And finally, a shout-out to Pop Culture Shock Therapy’s Doug Bratton, who was a volunteer Sunday morning at the New York City walk, drawing sketches for kids.

Filed in Bill Bickel, March of Dimes | 6 responses so far

Slow Death

Cidu Bill on Apr 30th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Whitehead, CIDU, Free Range, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL April 29

Cidu Bill on Apr 29th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Whitehead, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Free Range, Heaven, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, St. Peter, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 20 responses so far

And just like that, the Arlo Award is retired…

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2012

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Seriously, how did this get past the syndicate and newspaper editors?

Filed in Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Dan Piraro, Viagra, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Dear John

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cornered, Mike Baldwin, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

Take Your Child to Work Day [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2012

Weird World of Crime style

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Animal Crossdressers???

Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2012

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Got nothin’ here. Less than nothin’, in fact.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

Too Stupid For Facebook [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2012

Also: Eyewitnesses and Guns, Nazis and Politics, Teenagers and (Parental) Sex

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Moondoggy

Cidu Bill on Apr 25th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dogs, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

CJA: She was being sentenced for stabbing him and almost killing him

Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2012

What better time to propose marriage?

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Cheer

Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Reynolds Unwrapped, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Is Banning Pork From Prisons Unconstitutional? [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Apr 23rd 2012

A prisoner is suing, claiming that removing pork from everybody’s diet is tantamount to establishing Islam as an official religion

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Nest

Cidu Bill on Apr 23rd 2012

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First of all, I don’t get it. Second of all, you don’t want to know what I thought was going on here before I realized that was supposed to be the squirrel’s own tail.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, F-Minus, Tony Carrillo, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - Special New Yorker Edition

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2012

In honor of the fact that I’m letting my New Yorker print subscription expire after many, many years — it’s just easier to read it on my phone now; Eustace Tilley would just plotz, I know — I went through my backlog of New Yorker LOLs and realized I had no idea which of them I’d already used and which ones I hadn’t.

It’s even possible that one or two of these aren’t from the magazine at all, but rather from The Rejection Collection. Who can tell sometimes?

So I’m solving the problem by posting all of them at once. There will be some “reruns,” but most of them should be new to most of you.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, comics, humor, lol | 53 responses so far

Janet Jackson’s Nipple is Headed To Supreme Court [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Apr 20th 2012

Will this finally mean the end of the Wardrobe Malfunction case?

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Buttrex

Cidu Bill on Apr 20th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cyanide and Happiness, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

CJA: Ted Nugent tells NRA members if Obama is re-elected, he’ll ”be dead or in jail by this time next year”

Cidu Bill on Apr 19th 2012

What the NRA and the Secret Service did next

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Good Grief

Cidu Bill on Apr 19th 2012

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The five stages. Got it. But what’s the joke? Why not any five items? The Little Piggy That Went to Market and his friends? The five Marx Brothers?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cornered, Mike Baldwin, comic strips, comics, humor | 39 responses so far

The Hit-and-Run Homicide and the Fifth Amendment [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Apr 18th 2012

Do state laws requiring drivers to report hit-and-run and other accidents violate their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination?

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Wings

Cidu Bill on Apr 18th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Is This Kosher?

Cidu Bill on Apr 17th 2012

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Is this comic anti-Semitic or at the very least offensive? I don’t think so, just as I had no problem with that vodka ad. Of course I’d probably have no right to complain even if I were offended, since I didn’t say anything when Cyanide and Happiness made fun of Communists and trade unionists.

I think the fact that this is an online comic makes a big difference. A “Jews are cheap” gag would be a lot more problematic coming from Dagwood’s mouth. But the world of online comics is a “leave your sensitivities at the door” environment.

Your thoughts?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Cyanide and Happiness, comic strips, comics, humor | 62 responses so far

Public Enemies #9 and 10: How to Break Into the FBI Most Wanted List [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Apr 17th 2012

Also: Hazing deaths, lawyers without licenses, and how the sinking of the Titanic saved a Michigan company

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Bobblehead

Cidu Bill on Apr 17th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jeff Stahler, Moderately Confused, baseball, bobblehead dolls, comic strips, comics, death, humor | 14 responses so far

Restricted Text Messages

Cidu Bill on Apr 16th 2012

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A couple of people asked me about this, and my first instinct was that “restricted text message” is something that exists only in Tom Batiuk’s reality. A quick peek at the rest of the week’s strips confirms this.

The Son of Stuck Funky site has an entire glossary of expressions and concepts unique to Funkytown.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 15 responses so far

Brawling

Cidu Bill on Apr 16th 2012

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Does this comic (or other variations of the same gag) really make any sense to a generation that’s grown up without smoking/no smoking sections?

Filed in Bill Whitehead, Free Range, Hey Geezers! Comics!, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far