Cidu Bill on Oct 24th 2012


First three panels, funny; but the next three??

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cyanide and Happiness, comic strips, comics, humor | 25 responses so far

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  1. buzz Oct 24th 2012 at 12:39 am 1

    Sentient wig?

  2. John Small Berries Oct 24th 2012 at 12:50 am 2

    The wig didn’t want to be part of a threesome, either.

  3. PeterW Oct 24th 2012 at 01:05 am 3

    I’m guessing the artist just looked at what he’d drawn in the first three panels and decided her hair looked weird, so he drew three more panels to show us what he saw in it.

  4. Kamino Neko Oct 24th 2012 at 01:10 am 4

  5. Jen Oct 24th 2012 at 02:07 am 5

    Peter makes a good argument, but I think that Bill’s reaction is entirely the point. The first three panels seem like the setup for some conventional, mainstream humor, and then it dissolves into nonsense in a style derivative of Monty Python.

  6. Proginoskes Oct 24th 2012 at 02:25 am 6

    @ Jen: I’ve heard commentary about other C&H cartoons, and evidently if a joke finishes early, then the author will pad the rest with miscellaneous filler. That’s my guess here.

  7. Annie Benson Oct 24th 2012 at 05:15 am 7

    The guy if first three panel is set up to be the wierd one for walking up to random women and asking for a threesome, but then it turns out that this particular woman is even weirder for having escaping hair.

  8. Olpera Oct 24th 2012 at 06:25 am 8

    Kamino Neko’s link in #4 explains it all. The problem is that if you’re not familiar with this specific quote you don’t get the point. The artist often seems to be a little nerdy-minded in that he seems to believe that if he has read something on the web, then everybody else must have done the same. The link below may give more info on the quote (and more links).

  9. Olpera Oct 24th 2012 at 06:29 am 9

    ( If the link got lost in my #8. If it also gets lost here, I don’t know why - it has not happened before!)

  10. zookeeper Oct 24th 2012 at 09:44 am 10

    Thank you Kamino Neko. (BTW, it was weird.)

  11. quicksilver Oct 24th 2012 at 09:59 am 11

    “Keep your hair on woman! ” Fred Weasley to his mother. It means don’t get upset.

  12. quicksilver Oct 24th 2012 at 10:03 am 12

    but she did get upset so her hair flew off.

  13. AMC Oct 24th 2012 at 10:38 am 13

    How the whole meme thing will play out is interesting because of the fact that for so many people, the meaning is obvious; but for so many more, they have no clue.

    While the above is true for many subculture interests, the ‘meme concept’ is based upon lots of context being crammed into a very small amount of information. Generally, for purposes of making a joke without the need for a long set up.

  14. Mark M Oct 24th 2012 at 10:49 am 14

    That’s it? A reference to some obscure (at least to me) photoshopped image of Nicholas Cage where the only similarity is hair that is actually a bird? Then why not have one of the characters make the same quote or make an actual reference to Cage?

  15. Ian Osmond Oct 24th 2012 at 11:55 am 15

    Mark M: it’s still better than the “basketball player trap” thing from yesterday.

  16. Elyrest Oct 24th 2012 at 01:07 pm 16

    That was supposed to be Nicholas Cage? Never would’ve guessed.

  17. Jeff S. Oct 24th 2012 at 01:23 pm 17

    If it was supposed to be the meme, then why not give the actual line FROM the meme as part of the joke?

    Her hair flies off in #4, they both look at it in #5, then she says, “Your argument is invalid.” in #6.

    For those of us that had never heard of the meme, at least we could have had a starting point for our search… (or we could just come here and wait for the explanation to be spoon-fed to us!)

  18. K-otic Oct 24th 2012 at 03:35 pm 18

    Wait….you mean these aren’t two separate comics?

  19. Judge Mental Oct 24th 2012 at 04:00 pm 19

    I am well familiar with the “My hair is a bird…” meme, but I don’t think that is really what the cartoonist was aiming for. I think he had a pretty funny 3 panel comic and the absurd direction it took in the final 3 panels wasn’t necessarily “filler”, but possibly more for the artist’s enjoyment than the readers.

    Or possibly I have it backwards, and he thought the flying hair was *the* joke, and felt obligated to include what he thought was a throw-away gag in the first 3 panels to show why the two characters were conversing in the first place.

    Regardless, and even if the “my hair is a bird…” *was* the inspiration, this really has a feel of two separate, unrelated gags.

  20. MollyJ Oct 24th 2012 at 04:28 pm 20

    Seems to me it would have been marginally funnier if she said she *was* interested in a threesome, and then her hair took off.

  21. Lord Jubjub Oct 24th 2012 at 06:12 pm 21

    Folks, I gotta think that Annie at #7 has it. HE thinks that it is weird that a woman’s hair goes flying never mind that he just asked a stranger to be part of a threesome.

  22. Woodrowfan Oct 24th 2012 at 07:11 pm 22

    This one was a IDUIBIMML: I didn’t understand it, but it made me laugh

  23. pepperjackcandy Oct 25th 2012 at 07:33 am 23

    Plus whose argument is invalid here? Is the woman now obliged to have a threesome with the stranger because her argument is now invalid? I’m not sure I like the sound of *that*.

  24. Keera Oct 25th 2012 at 01:53 pm 24

    Well, I finally got it (I think). The guy does not think it is weird to ask a strange woman to be in a threesome. It takes flying hair to get him to think something is weird.

  25. docdonn Oct 25th 2012 at 11:57 pm 25

    there were three, the guy, the girl and the bird…. the bird did want to be part of a threesome so it left when the girl refused….

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