Archive for January, 2017

You said it!

Cidu Bill on Jan 31st 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Moderately Confused, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Barney & Clyde & Nelson

Cidu Bill on Jan 30th 2017

Three people sent me this one which I’m pretty certain is a record for a Barney & Clyde. Kilby wrote: The name “Nelson Algren” in the forth panel leads quickly to the relevant quote: “Never play cards with a guy named Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.” But this does not explain why the mattress factory would be trouble, or why it would be difficult to replace it with a warehouse.

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Filed in Barney & Clyde, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Nelson Algren, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Not to be culinarily pedantic here, but…

Cidu Bill on Jan 29th 2017

… don’t you need milk to make pancakes?

Unless she’s using some just-add-water mix, in which case she’s not doing him any favors…

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 34 responses so far

Sunday Funnies — January 29, 2017 (but I think we might have seen the Arlo and Janis before)

Cidu Bill on Jan 29th 2017

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Mitch4: I don’t think I’ve seen sock puppets anthropomorphized and literalized at the same time before.

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Filed in Amish, Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Hillary B. Price, Jimmy Johnson, New Yorker, Rhymes With Orange, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 28 responses so far

Shake, Jingle and Jingle

Cidu Bill on Jan 28th 2017

John is calling an Arlo on this one, since Dethany doesn’t seem to have ornaments on any visible parts of her body.

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(but is On the Fast Track distributed anywhere other than online?)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Holbrook, On the Fast Track, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Saturday Morning Oy - January 28, 2017

Cidu Bill on Jan 28th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Peanuts, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 11 responses so far

Ethics

Cidu Bill on Jan 27th 2017

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

[OT] Just gotta wonder…

Cidu Bill on Jan 26th 2017

Is there a reason for listing items at insane prices like this? I suspect they don’t get many people willing to spend hundreds of dollars for a $10 map, yet there are so many of them on sale at that price — so it’s obviously not just one nutter. Is this part of some scam, tax dodge or whatever that I’m not thinking of?

The Berlin map isn’t the first time I’ve seen this sort of thing. Sometimes you see a commonplace book, not signed or a first edition or anything else that would make it collectible, being sold by several people for somewhere between a penny and a few dollars, and somebody’s selling it for $4200.

At least there’s some sense to this, though: just somebody being a wiseguy. But so many copies, being sold at these prices by so many people?

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Filed in Amazon, Bill Bickel | 29 responses so far

Candle

Cidu Bill on Jan 26th 2017

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Because Jackson and Travolta have gained weight since 1994??

Cidu Bill on Jan 25th 2017

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NSFW:

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Whamond, Pulp Fiction, Reality Check, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

This would be a lot funnier if it weren’t true

Cidu Bill on Jan 25th 2017

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A year or so ago, I needed to mail some photos to my aunt. The postal clerk began calculating the cost based on the weight, the size of the envelope, the shape of the envelope, the flexibility of the envelope, and the zip code to which it was going — even though the rate is the same for every address in the United States.

He finally had to call over the postmaster for assistance.

Remember that this was just a slightly oversized envelope with some photos inside: it wasn’t registered mail, certified mail, priority mail… if it were, I’d probably still be there.

When I was finally out of there, I had to go to the DMV to renew my car’s registration. Just for the hell of it, I decided to time how long that mission would take me, from the time I walked into the building to the time I left.

God’s truth, it took less time than my adventure at the post office, despite the fact that there hadn’t been any line at the post office while the DMV was, well, the DMV.

Only a minute or so less, granted, but renewing my car’s registration took less time than mailing a @#$% envelope to my aunt in California.

Filed in Adam Huber, Bill Bickel, Bug Martini, comic strips, comics, humor | 33 responses so far

Block

Cidu Bill on Jan 25th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, comic strips, comics, football, humor | 7 responses so far

Atomic Cat

Cidu Bill on Jan 24th 2017

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

Of course that’s why there’s Kindle

Cidu Bill on Jan 23rd 2017

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A while back my wife said to me “You’re reading an actual physical book??”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

More True Than Funny

Cidu Bill on Jan 23rd 2017

And I’m not mentioning any names here…

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Filed in Bill Bickel, cell phones, comic strips, comics, humor, xkcd | 7 responses so far

Give it another couple of years

Cidu Bill on Jan 23rd 2017

Assuming this doesn’t already exist somewhere.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, F-Minus, Tony Carrillo, comic strips, comics, humor | 39 responses so far

Is anybody having problems with GoComics comics being too wide for the CIDU page lately?

Cidu Bill on Jan 23rd 2017


Filed in Bill Bickel, GoComics | 8 responses so far

Why did there have to be…?

Cidu Bill on Jan 23rd 2017

These weren’t published on the same day, but Christian Schumann-Curtis saw them on the same day and come on, they certainly deserve some latitude in the synchronicity rules.

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 13 responses so far

Martyr

Cidu Bill on Jan 23rd 2017

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Alternative Facts [OT, but NOT a political post]

Cidu Bill on Jan 22nd 2017

When Kellyanne Conway used that phrase this morning (which might not have originated with her, but has certainly now been popularized a million-fold), it occurred to me that “alternative facts” will be both used and mocked for some time to come. Perhaps long after Conway is gone from politics (or even from this mortal coil), references will be made to “alternative facts,” making Conway a footnote in history along with the person who added “expletive deleted” to Nixon’s transcripts, and the guy who said “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

(I’d also add “wardrobe malfunction” to the list, since I think fewer and fewer people remember who actually said it)

Maybe this is a question that’ll go nowhere, but I’ve been thinking that there are many other people who attained anonymous immortality by speaking a phrase that might long outlive them. Any nominees?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Kellyanne Conway | 101 responses so far

More LOL

Cidu Bill on Jan 22nd 2017

Boise Ed sent me this for the LOL file.

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What I want to know is, when did the TSA hire Tim Strawn?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Cat Ballou, Comics That Made Us Laught Out Loud, Mike Peters, Mother Goose and Grimm, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 11 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL, January 22, 2017

Cidu Bill on Jan 22nd 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Leigh Rubin, New Yorker, Perry Bible Fellowship, Rubes, Steve Melcher, That is Priceless, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 23 responses so far

[OT] Can anybody come up with a non-creepy explanation for this? (and no, I can’t imaine how IBB could be involved)

Cidu Bill on Jan 21st 2017

Okay, I understand that Facebook’s analytics are mysterious, but… my wife’s doctor just showed up on my “People You Might Know” list.

My wife’s not his Facebook friend: in fact, he seems to only have three Facebook friends, all family members. My only contact with the man was several years ago when his receptionist left my wife a message on my phone.

So seriously… WTF???

This sounds kind of funny at first, but really it’s kind of disturbing: Facebook somehow has enough bits of information that they were able to make this connection.

Edited to add: The doctor lives and works about 45 minutes from here, he has no interests listed, and no posts. My guess is “Let’s start up a Facebook account for Dad/Grandpa, and maybe he’ll use it.”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Facebook | 20 responses so far

Saturday Morning Geezeroy

Cidu Bill on Jan 21st 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Blazek, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Loose Parts, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 25 responses so far

Or maybe French comics just don’t make any damn sense

Cidu Bill on Jan 20th 2017

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“I’d like you to meet my twin brother.”

“Pleased to meet you.”

“It’s not nice to make fun of the colorblind.”

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