Archive for August, 2013

Saturday Morning Ewww: August 31

Cidu Bill on Aug 31st 2013

Mike D:

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Filed in Betty, Bill Bickel, Ewww, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Pitch

Cidu Bill on Aug 30th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Remembering Your First (no, not that)

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2013

I was speaking with my cousin earlier today, and I was reminded that his book was the first I’d ever bought for my Kindle (not as a show of support, but because I’d already read a chapter of it and it was amazing; check it out). I realized I also remembered the first CD I ever bought when I got my first CD player.

Which would be more impressive if my wife didn’t remember her first 45 record.

Is this something people generally clutter their heads with? First e-book, first DVD, first CD, first 8-track tape…

Filed in Bill Bickel | 50 responses so far

What’s the joke, hun?

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Six Chix, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

The devil’s in the deets

Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Rina Piccolo, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Two consecutive items in my Facebook news feed

Cidu Bill on Aug 27th 2013

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But the best part is, I don’t have the least clue what they’re talking about.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Facebook, Miley Cyrus, New Yorker, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Genie

Cidu Bill on Aug 27th 2013

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Okay, seriously, many of us 99-percenters might ask a genie for a lot of money too. What’s going on here other than the fact that this is a terrible genie?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Far Left Side, Mike Stanfill, comic strips, comics, genies, humor | 29 responses so far

Cogito ergo speed

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, philosophy | 22 responses so far

Three things, two of them grumpy…

Cidu Bill on Aug 25th 2013

  • I dropped a significant number of comics from my reading list today because, well, they suck. And no, I’m not going to name them.

    What makes this sad is that most of these used to be comics I really enjoyed in the past — but over the last few months, it seemed as if the writers were just phoning it in.

    Using way too few bars.

    Made me wonder whether this is a coincidence, or I’ve suddenly become harder to please… or maybe, with fewer newspapers paying for comics strips (these are almost all newspaper comics), the writers just don’t have the incentive they used to have.

    You thoughts are welcome, but please don’t name any specific strips.

  • Got an e-mail from somebody who complained that he doesn’t understand this site, and he doesn’t understand how anybody could be stupid enough not to have understood this morning’s comics.

    Yeah, it’s always the people who call other people stupid…

    I gave him what I thought was good advice: if you don’t understand a site, and there’s a FAQ, you might think about reading it.

  • The SMBC strip I posted yesterday made me think we should have an award for the best single strip of the year, whether it falls under any category we use here (LOL, Ewww, Awww) or not.

    So please think about this if you would, and if you come across any good candidates, let me know. We can put it to a vote and the end of the year.

    Excellence should be acknowledged.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, FAQ, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, humor | 41 responses so far

New Yorker lol

Cidu Bill on Aug 25th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel | 16 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, August 25, 2013

Cidu Bill on Aug 25th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, Rina Piccolo, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 36 responses so far

Saturday Afternoon Awww

Cidu Bill on Aug 24th 2013

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Nicole

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Filed in Awww, Frazz, Jef Mallett, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Why did it have to be lizards?

Cidu Bill on Aug 23rd 2013

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

”Random” is right; but what’s the joke?

Cidu Bill on Aug 22nd 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 28 responses so far

I’m Lost

Cidu Bill on Aug 21st 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

Cornrows

Cidu Bill on Aug 20th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel.CIDU, Lio, Mark Tatulli, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

Pizza

Cidu Bill on Aug 19th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 54 responses so far

I’m guessing this ISN’T geezer material…

Cidu Bill on Aug 18th 2013

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but of course I could be wrong.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Jump Start, Robb Armstrong, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, August 18, 2013

Cidu Bill on Aug 18th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Hilary B. Price, New Yorker, Rhymes With Orange, Wonder Woman, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 17 responses so far

1992 Called… Twice

Cidu Bill on Aug 16th 2013

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Filed in Batman, Bill Bickel, Brevity, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

CIDU Circles

Cidu Bill on Aug 16th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

Suit

Cidu Bill on Aug 16th 2013

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far

PIDU

Cidu Bill on Aug 15th 2013

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I could understand this if it were an enormous pea — as opposed to a disk

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Leigh Rubin, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor | 25 responses so far

No Smoking

Cidu Bill on Aug 14th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jump Start, Robb Armstrong, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

Guruidu

Cidu Bill on Aug 13th 2013

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The comic’s not a CIDU, but it reminded me of something I’ve been wondering about for a while: does anybody know where the guru-on-a-mountaintop trope came from?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Non Sequitur, comic strips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far