Whose “hands up” technique?

Cidu Bill on May 6th 2017

In either case, they both seem to have nailed it.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cornered, Mike Baldwin, comic strips, comics, humor | 7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Whose “hands up” technique?”

  1. Joshua K. May 6th 2017 at 11:41 am 1

    If I understand correctly, the taller guy in the alley, in the green jacket and green pants, is training the shorter guy, in the blue jacket and blue pants, to become a mugger. Apparently this is one of the earlier lessons, because the shorter guy is still learning how to point a gun at a victim and get him to put his hands up; taking the victim’s wallet will be taught later.

  2. James Pollock May 6th 2017 at 01:09 pm 2

    He does still have work to do… he should probably avoid “hands-upping” someone where passersby can see it.

  3. ja May 6th 2017 at 01:17 pm 3

    I interpreted this as a satire of educational methods that teach by breaking a task into ridiculously trivial subtasks.

  4. Boise Ed May 6th 2017 at 02:12 pm 4

    Same here, ja [3]. A School for Stick-Up, by Sheridan.

  5. mitch4 May 6th 2017 at 05:52 pm 5

    I know it’s not always the case, but I enjoy seeing how often Cornered is set in a street scene, with a corner prominent in the drawing.

  6. BeckoningChasm May 8th 2017 at 11:38 am 6

    I think it’s like an acting class for muggers. The teacher didn’t like the way the student said “Hands up” so he wants him to get it right before moving on to “Hand over your wallet.”

  7. DPWally May 8th 2017 at 11:39 am 7

    The victim is practicing his hands up technique, the mugger is practicing his “hands up” technique. The instructor’s quotes show his student is the mugger, not the victim.

    Must be an advanced student. The introductory level “hands up!” technique is easier.

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