Archive for July, 2016

Seethroughchronicity

Cidu Bill on Jul 31st 2016

Kamino Neko: These were consecutive comics in my feed, making the synchronicity even more obvious…

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Pearls Before Swine, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 5 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: July 31, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jul 31st 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cornered, Mike Baldwin, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 10 responses so far

You know, maybe I was just a bad parent…

Cidu Bill on Jul 30th 2016

… but it never would have occurred to me to go ballistic at the thought of one of my kids getting grass stains on a new pair of sneakers.

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

A Voice Not Unlike God’s [OT]

Cidu Bill on Jul 30th 2016

I saw God Bless You, Mister Rosewater on Broadway this week, and James Earl Jones, who joined the cast at the last moment (quite a nice surprise, since we already had tickets) played the narrator, listed as A Voice Not Unlike God’s.

Originally they must have had somebody else for the role (though who’s going to complain about being pushed to the curb for James Earl Jones??), but it got me thinking: what other actor, living or dead, could have done real justice to the role?

Morgan Freeman maybe. Orson Welles.

Olivier? Decent actor, I guess, but I don’t know whether he had the gravitas.

So I throw the question out to you all: who would be your choice to play A Voice Not Unlike God’s?

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In case anybody’s wondering, the play is based on the Kurt Vonnegut novel of the same name, and Jones played not only AVNUG but also writer Kilgore Trout, who in the context of the play is Not Unlike God. Or something.

Honestly, I didn’t understand the point of the play.

But James Earl Jones.

In a musical.

Filed in Bill Bickel, James EArl Jones | 58 responses so far

Saturday Morning Cidewww

Cidu Bill on Jul 30th 2016

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Boise Ed: The nearest thing to humor that I could think of is that the dog has shit in the aisle, but what’s so utterly terrifying about that, causing everyone to flee for their lives? And if he DID do something truly terrifying, where’s the humor in that?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Ewww, Mother Goose and Grimm, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

Strange Socks

Cidu Bill on Jul 29th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far

Pillow

Cidu Bill on Jul 28th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Blazek, Loose Parts, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

The joke is they thought he was saying “Dick”??

Cidu Bill on Jul 27th 2016

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

The joke is they thought he was saying “Dick”??

Cidu Bill on Jul 27th 2016

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 4 responses so far

Enlighten Us

Cidu Bill on Jul 27th 2016

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Boise Ed: Fireworks are full of gunpowder plus chemicals for coloring, right? Maybe the “oxidizing agent” is some kind of accelerant? Whatever, the joke eludes me.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dogs of C-Kennel, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Separation

Cidu Bill on Jul 26th 2016

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Some of Strange Brew’s rain is looking darn good right now

Cidu Bill on Jul 25th 2016

(Actually, most of the Northeast is expecting some rain today, but just enough to turn into steam…)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Cole Porter, Kiss Me Kate | 8 responses so far

Fire

Cidu Bill on Jul 25th 2016

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Yes, arsonists and pyromaniacs would have a hard time of it in the rain; but unless there are actually sports teams with those name, or some other anchor in reality, where’s the joke?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL, July 24, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jul 24th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cyanide and Happiness, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 26 responses so far

Saturday Morning Oy

Cidu Bill on Jul 23rd 2016

Kilby:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Moderately Confused, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 11 responses so far

Finish Your Meal

Cidu Bill on Jul 22nd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

You Bet Your Life

Cidu Bill on Jul 21st 2016

Yes, I’m familiar with the television program. No, I can’t read the writing on the duck.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Groucho Marx, Virgil Partch, You Bet Your Life, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

I have no idea what this all means, but I’m adding an Arlo tag just in case

Cidu Bill on Jul 20th 2016

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Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

Rain

Cidu Bill on Jul 20th 2016

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

Buni Goes Nuts

Cidu Bill on Jul 19th 2016

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Why is this 13 hours late? Because it was scheduled for 12:02am on July 19 and… WordPress just ignored that.

This definitely is the 19th, right?

So I have no idea what the problem is, and I only hope it works now.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Buni, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

Laughchronicity

Cidu Bill on Jul 19th 2016

Heather D: These two comics came up adjacent on my comics feed this morning.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, Pinkerton, Pooch Cafe, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 27 responses so far

1976 called…

Cidu Bill on Jul 18th 2016

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For that matter, was Roots ever the gold standard for long chapters?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Reality Check, Roots, comic strips, comics, humor | 38 responses so far

Bucket List

Cidu Bill on Jul 18th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cornered, Mike Baldwin, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL, July 17, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jul 17th 2016

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Boise Ed:

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Rubes, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 21 responses so far

Saturday Afternoon Ewww/Ouch

Cidu Bill on Jul 16th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Close to Home, Ewww, John McPherson, Ouch, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far