Cidu Bill on Jan 1st 2013


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Rhymes With Orange, Rina Piccolo, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Cowbells”

  1. Usual John Jan 1st 2013 at 12:16 am 1

    Two of the cows are raucous types who ring their cowbells loudly as they walk. The third proudly walks in a dignified silence.

  2. Annie Benson Jan 1st 2013 at 12:17 am 2

    The cows on the left and in the center have standard cowbells and thus their clanging is audible clanging. The cow on the right is wearing earbuds so only she can dig on the ringing of her bell.

  3. Jeff S. Jan 1st 2013 at 12:53 am 3

    Wow… Good catch, Annie!

  4. furrykef Jan 1st 2013 at 01:24 am 4

    I don’t know why the cartoonist thought we’d notice such a detail. I completely missed it until I read Annie’s comment.

  5. Annie Benson Jan 1st 2013 at 01:50 am 5

    I know. I had to stare at it for minute or so before I caught it.

  6. fj Jan 1st 2013 at 02:19 am 6

    Interestingly enough, I noticed the earbuds right away, and initially thought the cow was calmer than the other two because her mp3 player and noise-canceling earbuds cut the surrounding clang. It took me a minute to realize that the earbuds were connected to the cowbell.

  7. Proginoskes Jan 1st 2013 at 03:26 am 7

    @ Annie Benson (5): Took me 30 seconds.

  8. Annie Benson Jan 1st 2013 at 03:48 am 8

    You win then!

  9. Keera Jan 1st 2013 at 05:55 am 9

    I missed the earbud thing, too. And now that I see it, the art drives me batty in a second way because the bell’s weight isn’t straightening the chords out.

  10. Keera Jan 1st 2013 at 05:56 am 10

    PS: I love your tagline, Bill! Can I borrow “looking forward to a year i don’t understand”?

  11. mitch4 Jan 1st 2013 at 09:45 am 11

    “More cowbell!”

  12. Powers Jan 1st 2013 at 10:50 am 12

    I also had to look at it for several seconds, but if you ask me that makes some of the best visual gags.

    Of course, printed at normal newspaper size the details would probably be illegible.

  13. lola Jan 1st 2013 at 11:56 am 13

    Mitch, that’s exactly where my mind went first.

  14. Chakolate Jan 1st 2013 at 02:03 pm 14

    Wow, annie, you have good eyes! That totally went by me.

    Keera & Bill, I agree it’s a good tagline, but surely it should be:

    looking forward to another year i don’t understand

  15. Kamino Neko Jan 2nd 2013 at 01:18 am 15

    So…I’m the only one who spotted it right away, then.


  16. James Pollock Jan 2nd 2013 at 04:07 pm 16

    I only needed a second.
    I would summarize this cartoon as “LESS COWBELL!”

  17. J-L Jan 2nd 2013 at 04:19 pm 17

    If you didn’t know about the earbuds, this cartoon would be udderly confusing.

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