Sunday Afternoon Arlol

Cidu Bill on Dec 28th 2014


Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Sunday Afternoon Arlol”

  1. billybob Dec 28th 2014 at 04:46 pm 1

    Is there a Mr. Chillybitch?

  2. Elyrest Dec 28th 2014 at 05:24 pm 2

    billybob - Maybe, but it’s doubtful that there are any Chillybitch children.

  3. James Pollock Dec 28th 2014 at 06:29 pm 3

    Ahem. Just because Mrs. Chillybitch treated Mr. Thimblecock with disdain, doesn’t mean she similarly treated Mr. Chillybitch (Kind of feel sorry for the fellow, saddled with an unfortunate name like that.)

  4. Boise Ed Dec 28th 2014 at 08:13 pm 4

    Yeah, I think the point is that many of the names in seem like Dickens would like to have been a bit more explicit. Serjeant Buzfuz, for instance.

  5. Gerald Dec 28th 2014 at 10:55 pm 5

    Fun to make up, but a number of Dickens’ character names are suspicious. Mr. Skimpole? What would the students have made of that one in junior high? Paul Sweedlepipe would have fared no better. Or the orphan, Mr. Sloppy. Should he have married and had a son, the son could have been Sloppy Jr. Or Sloppy II. Or Sloppy 2nd’s. Mr. Wopsle? If Wopsle isn’t an aphorism, it should be. Stuck it right in ‘er ol’ wopsle, ‘e did. And there was a whole family of Squeers. There was a Luke Honeythunder. We know he had a married sister, and her maiden name conjures up interesting thoughts about the delights of Miss Honeythunder. Same with Sophy Wackles. And we can never forget the best of all, Dick Swiveller, who was understandably popular with the servant girls. That Dickings never got around to using Mrs. Chillybitch, Mr. Thimblecock or Ms Chokesondik wasn’t for lack of working up to it.

  6. Daniel J. Drazen Dec 28th 2014 at 11:48 pm 6

    It’s been done; by SNL in the Lord and Lady Douchebag sketch, and Monty Python in the Mr. and Mrs. Git sketch.

  7. MinorAnnoyance Dec 29th 2014 at 04:12 am 7

    Dickensian porn!

    The Thickwick Capers
    The Bi-Curiosity Shop
    Hard Times, Nudge Nudge
    David Copafeel
    Our Very Mutual Friend
    Oliver’s Fist

  8. mitch4 Dec 29th 2014 at 09:49 am 8

    I just recently noticed the actor who plays the scheming courtier/official snickeringly nicknamed “Littlefinger” on Game of Thrones was previously Mayor Carcetti on The Wire.

  9. Mike Dec 29th 2014 at 01:03 pm 9

    A sale of two titties?

  10. Mike Dec 29th 2014 at 02:40 pm 10

    (monty python gets the credit for that one)

  11. Kamino Neko Dec 29th 2014 at 07:41 pm 11

    I’m reminded of a BBS I was on (aaaages ago) with a word filter in the mail system.

    I had a conversation once that involved me spending a good amount of time trying to figure out what Richardensian meant….

  12. Dave in Boston Dec 30th 2014 at 03:19 am 12

    A more complete word filter would have blocked that too.

  13. zookeeper Dec 30th 2014 at 11:07 am 13


  14. Lola Dec 30th 2014 at 04:48 pm 14

    Zookeeper - substitute Dick for Richard.

  15. Elyrest Dec 30th 2014 at 05:25 pm 15

    Thanks, Lola! That was a big Duh for me too.

  16. Kamino Neko Dec 30th 2014 at 06:05 pm 16

    Just to clarify, Richardensian is what it ended up as AFTER the filter was done with it, not my corespondent’s attempt to get around it. (Also, funnily enough, he was the guy who RAN the board.)

  17. Mark in Boston Dec 30th 2014 at 06:53 pm 17

    The Dipwick Papers.

  18. James Pollock Dec 30th 2014 at 08:14 pm 18

    “Just to clarify, Richardensian is what it ended up as AFTER the filter was done with it, not my corespondent’s attempt to get around it. (Also, funnily enough, he was the guy who RAN the board.)”

    A lot of BBS software had language-filtering turned on by default, or turned on as part of a whole suite of settings intended to make the BBS “family friendly” Of course, the 12-year-old boys who are amused by seeing 4-letter words in print quickly found ways around it (This may have contributed to the creation and adoption of leetspeak, or as a native speaker would put it, “l33tsp3@k” (depending on local dialect, possibly “133t5p3@k”, also.)

  19. Dave in Boston Dec 31st 2014 at 03:47 am 19

    ok then, a more complete word filter would have produced something even less comprehensible :-)

    James: the native spelling is l33tsp33k, or possibly 1337sp33k.

  20. zookeeper Dec 31st 2014 at 02:45 pm 20

    I love it. Thank you one & all!

  21. Meryl A Jan 2nd 2015 at 02:36 am 21

    Barely related - we have an older man (in his 80s)in our reenactment unit. Husband and I were introduced to him as, and everyone calls him, “Dick”, so we assumed that was the name he preferred. His name is, of course, Richard. Since I have been stuck with, err, have the honor of, being the Treasurer (actually Paymaster General is the official title) and the Membership Chair (doing this is easy and easier for the Paymaster General to do than to need to chase down someone else who is Membership Chair), I talk to him (and everyone else). One time when I was talking and called him Dick, he said that he did not like being called same and preferred Richard or Rich, which I, if no one else, has been calling him.

    I am not sure now if he was called Dick by everyone as when he started someone introduced him as such because the person doing so called everyone named Richard - Dick, or if it was a judgement on his personality or just as a rude joke by some of the guys.

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