The Rainbow Connection

Cidu Bill on Jun 28th 2013


This past Sunday’s Fox Trot: random gag, or written in anticipation of this week’s Supreme Court rulings?

Filed in Bill Amend, Bill Bickel, Fox Trot, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

15 Responses to “The Rainbow Connection”

  1. Jeff S. Jun 28th 2013 at 01:21 pm 1

    Who knows, but normally Jason would be the one to order that cone, not Paige.

  2. Kevin Madden Jun 28th 2013 at 01:45 pm 2

    I think it’s just a gag: It’s not the same as the gay rights rainbow and no one knew for sure that those decisions were going to be announced this week, they could have been announced sooner.

  3. Winter Wallaby Jun 28th 2013 at 01:48 pm 3

    Random gag. Aside from Kevin’s point about the timing, this wouldn’t really work as a “gay pride” comic if the decisions had turned out the other way.

  4. Jon Delfin Jun 28th 2013 at 01:59 pm 4

    Another vote for random gag. Though I disagree with Jeff S.; seems more a Peter order than a Jason to me.

  5. Skaloop Jun 28th 2013 at 02:26 pm 5

    He could have done it as support for homosexuals regardless of the potential outcome of the ruling. But it does also work as a gag on its own.

    Also, to get some background I tried to see if he had any history of publicly supporting gay rights. Let’s just say that doing a search on ‘Bill Amend homosexuality’ isn’t very helpful in that respect since bills related to homosexuality getting amended is rather common these days.

  6. PeterW Jun 28th 2013 at 02:50 pm 6

    Isn’t it Pride month in general?

  7. Blinky the Wonder Wombat Jun 28th 2013 at 03:40 pm 7

    To paraphrase Freud: “Sometimes a rainbow is just a rainbow.”

  8. Inkwell Jun 28th 2013 at 06:13 pm 8

    The quantity is about Peter’s style, but I can’t see him going out of his way to get a perfect ice cream rainbow. Paige likes girly and cute things, and in older comics showed kind of a creative side.

    Although, I can see Jason doing this just for the sake of being literal.

  9. Jeff S. Jun 28th 2013 at 06:29 pm 9

    I agree with Inkwell’s assessment, since it pretty much parallels my initial thoughts.

  10. James Pollock Jun 28th 2013 at 07:31 pm 10

    Given the amount of physics content Mr. Amend has used over the years, it’s certainly not out of character for him.

  11. jzimbert Jun 28th 2013 at 09:43 pm 11

    Peter is a bottomless pit for all kinds of food, but Paige has a particular appetite for ice cream and chocolate.

  12. Usual John Jun 28th 2013 at 10:41 pm 12

    Kevin Madden (#2): Knowledgeable court-watchers have known for months that the decisions almost certainly would come down this week. Whether Bill Amend is a knowledgeable court-watcher is a different question.

  13. furrykef Jun 29th 2013 at 08:09 am 13

    Skaloop, that’s why Google lets you use quotation marks to search for exact phrases. Putting “bill amend” in quotes yields pages about the man almost exclusively.

    Unfortunately, it still doesn’t actually answer the question, because I haven’t found any hits that actually discuss his views on homosexuality. It doesn’t seem to be something he’s publicly expressed any opinion about.

  14. Powers Jun 29th 2013 at 09:22 am 14

    I’m sure it’s not connected, but you could always e-mail him to ask.

    jzimbert is correct; this is a quintessential Paige move, involving as it does ice cream. She is on record as being able to consume incredible quantities of the stuff.

  15. Powers Jun 29th 2013 at 09:23 am 15

    That said, the fact that some people thought it more appropriate for Jason just proves the two of them actually /are/ related, as much as they’d be loathe to admit it.

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