Archive for October, 2015

Why?

Cidu Bill on Oct 31st 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Rhymes With Orange, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

Distracted

Cidu Bill on Oct 31st 2015

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Filed in Batman, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Halloween, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 6 responses so far

Itty-Bitty Arlo

Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2015

Morris Keesan

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Filed in Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Get Fuzzy, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Is this new?

Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2015

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I never noticed before that comics revolving around women (even when written by a man!) were being given their own little ghetto.

Is Jump Start going to placed in the back of the comics page now?

Filed in Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics | 31 responses so far

Beware the Auto-Correct, my son…

Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Frazz, Halloween, Jef Mallett, comic strips, comics, humor | 64 responses so far

Mickey

Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Mickey Mouse, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

Rubio?

Cidu Bill on Oct 29th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Marco Rubio, New Yorker, comics, humor, political cartoon | 17 responses so far

Um…

Cidu Bill on Oct 29th 2015

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That would be Hydra, not Medusa…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Coverly, Medusa, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor | 6 responses so far

Seems to me the conflict was resolved…

Cidu Bill on Oct 29th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far

Ghost

Cidu Bill on Oct 29th 2015

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Okay, I get that those aren’t eye holes (hence the Arlo tag); beyond that, I don’t have a ghost of a clue.

Filed in Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Halloween, Wizard of Id, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Knock-knock

Cidu Bill on Oct 28th 2015

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, Halloween, Wizard of Id, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

Compliment Sandwich (possibly Arlo)

Cidu Bill on Oct 27th 2015

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A compliment sandwich is defined as “when someone tries to ease the blow of a criticism by delivering it between two insincere compliments.” That still doesn’t explain the “zip.” Or the licking of the sandwich.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, It's The Tie, comic strips, comics, compliment sandwich, humor | 27 responses so far

And the joke is…?

Cidu Bill on Oct 27th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Halloween, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

Spitting into volcanos… is that a thing?

Cidu Bill on Oct 26th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, F-Minus, Tony Carrillo, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Well, nobody wants to lose his marble…

Cidu Bill on Oct 26th 2015

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Haloween, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

Haloloween

Cidu Bill on Oct 25th 2015

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Kilby:

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, B.C., Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Christmas, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Francesco Marciuliano, Medium Large, Non Sequitur, Scott Hilburn, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 38 responses so far

Zits gets away with one

Cidu Bill on Oct 24th 2015

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Filed in Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 33 responses so far

Quadratics

Cidu Bill on Oct 23rd 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Randolph Itch, comic strips, comics, humor | 35 responses so far

Buffalo

Cidu Bill on Oct 22nd 2015

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Yes, Buffalo Bill Cody apparently killed a lot of buffalos. But what’s the joke?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizzaro, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

Prequels [OT]

Cidu Bill on Oct 22nd 2015

I read today that they’re making a television series called Krypton, set 200 years before Superman’s birth. Sort of like Caprica, except… well, exactly the same thing, just with a different franchise.

I don’t understand producers’ obsession with prequels, since they’re always terrible. Over the last hundred years, the only worthwhile prequel that comes to mind is Godfather II, and that was only half a prequel. Earlier than that, I think we have to go back to the Iliad (I was going to say Oedipus, but technically that wasn’t a prequel even though it was written after Antigone).

Can anybody offer any counter-examples?

Filed in Antigone, Bill Bickel, Godfather, Iliad, Oedipus, movies, prequels | 74 responses so far

Old Comics Never Die

Cidu Bill on Oct 22nd 2015

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Anybody remember what the original text was?

This week, Stone Soup joined The Meaning of Tina, Peanuts, FBOFW, Peanuts, Fox Trot, Doonesbury, PreTeena, and Boondocks (which only ran originally for about a week and a half before Aaron McGruder got bored) as daily strips that are no longer being written, but are still running as repeats (or, as they’re euphemistically billed, “classics”).

(quick disclaimers: a couple of these strips still have new Sunday strips, and I’m not sure PreTeena repeats are still running — I deleted it from my bookmarks after the first rerun run completed)

Am I missing any? And are you for or against the practice of repeating old strips instead of replacing them with new strips? Granted, for most of us, who get our comics online, this makes little or no practical difference: but it would be nice, I think, if some new artists rather than Charles Schulz’s estate could make a few bucks.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Boondocks, Doonesbury, For Better and For Worse, Fox Trot, Meaning of Lila, Mutt and Jeff, Peanuts, Pope Francis, Preteena, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, zombie comics | 37 responses so far

Comics I Dooon’t Understand

Cidu Bill on Oct 22nd 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cyanide and Happiness, Halloween, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Odd

Cidu Bill on Oct 21st 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Promises Promises, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

Surfchronicity

Cidu Bill on Oct 20th 2015

Boise Ed suggested I make exception to the rule that synchronicity strips have to appear the same day, and in this case I had to agree.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Moses, Non Sequitur, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 26 responses so far

Hitch

Cidu Bill on Oct 20th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far