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Cidu Bill on Jan 20th 2013

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Adam @ Home slips another one by the censors

Filed in Adam at Home, Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Brian Basset, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Arlo @ Home”

  1. mdt48302 Jan 20th 2013 at 06:28 pm 1

    1950s TV censors, maybe.

  2. Jeff S. Jan 20th 2013 at 06:36 pm 2

    I’m fairly certain the 1950 censors are the same ones working today

  3. James Pollock Jan 20th 2013 at 10:13 pm 3

    …working today in the comics. Certainly not on TV.

  4. yellojkt Jan 21st 2013 at 12:55 am 4

    September is actually the most common birth month, so people are getting the busiest right now.

  5. DemetriosX Jan 21st 2013 at 06:19 am 5

    @4 yellojkt
    Well obviously. First you have all those drunken holiday parties and then several weeks of miserable weather where there’s nothing else to do.

  6. mitch4 Jan 21st 2013 at 07:59 am 6

    There’s an odd little tradition of naming a child for the time or place of their probable conception … if you meet a “Tuesday” or “September” that may or may not reflect their birth.

    I can’t quite reconstruct a sitcom moment from a few years ago, when one sister learns her name was given that way and the other has a moment of dubious half-illumination realizing her name matches (among other things) the model of the old family car.

  7. Daniel J. Drazen Jan 21st 2013 at 10:16 am 7

    Moving the Super Bowl to February puts it on during Sweeps.

  8. Keera Jan 21st 2013 at 03:19 pm 8

    yellojkt @4, depends on your country. In Norway, the most common birth month is April.

  9. Mary in Ohio Jan 21st 2013 at 05:32 pm 9

    Adam missed Robert E. Lee and Edgar Alan Poe - both born onJanuary 19 (different years)

    At least this year, this Post Office didn’t manage to manipulate its celebration of MLK onto RELee’s birthday. Some years they do.

  10. Mark in Boston Jan 21st 2013 at 06:16 pm 10

    Why do you ask, Two Dogs?

  11. Lola Jan 21st 2013 at 08:29 pm 11

    MIB - CommentIDU

  12. Morris Keesan Jan 21st 2013 at 10:19 pm 12

    Mark in Boston: LOL!
    (Lola: “Two Dogs” is the short version, presumably edited to avoid Wordpress automatic censoring, of the name of a Native American who’s just been told that names are traditionally given based on what someone saw around the time of the birth of the child. The missing third word in the name “Two Dogs” is a present participle verb, which has been described as “a word used in the army to indicate that a noun is to follow”.)

    Adam also missed Wolfgang A. Mozart.

  13. Cidu Bill Jan 21st 2013 at 10:31 pm 13

    A somewhat sanitized version of the joke is here

  14. Meryl A Jan 22nd 2013 at 01:08 am 14

    mitch 4 - Ron Howard and his wife named all their kids after where they were conceived according to their daughter - Bryce DALLAS Howard.

  15. Cidu Bill Jan 22nd 2013 at 01:34 pm 15

    Mitch4, I think that was a car commercial, which seemed kind of creepy to me at the time.

    Of course, that isn’t to say some sitcom didn’t use it too.

  16. Mark in Boston Jan 22nd 2013 at 06:19 pm 16

    In Dickens’ Bleak House we have the three children Quebec Bagnet, Malta Bagnet and Woolwich Bagnet, named after the military bases where their parents lived at the time. At the time of what, I’m not sure. And Margaux Hemingway was said to have been conceived after her parents consumed a bottle of Chateau Margaux.

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