Archive for November, 2017

The Rosenthals

Cidu Bill on Nov 23rd 2017

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A lot of people seem to like this comic. Including, apparently, Mona. But I, well, don’t understand it.

I mean, I see what’s literally going on here. And I can appreciate the incongruity of the situation (since everybody knows the Rosenthals didn’t come over until 1705). But I just don’t see what the joke is.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, Thanksgiving, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

As God is my witness, I don’t understand this Saturday Evening Post cover…

Cidu Bill on Nov 23rd 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Saturday Evening Post, Thanksgiving | 17 responses so far

Comic That Didn’t Make Me Laugh (and wasn’t trying to)

Cidu Bill on Nov 22nd 2017

Filed in Barney & Clyde, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics | 14 responses so far

Don’t Do It

Cidu Bill on Nov 22nd 2017

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Filed in Argyle Swearer, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Scott Hilburn, Thanksgiving, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

[OT-ish] Welcome to Hell

Cidu Bill on Nov 21st 2017

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Cartoons and comics strips honoring celebrities’ deaths are common enough, but I can’t remember the last time I saw a “Welcome to Hell” panel. Did we see them for bin Laden? I suppose we must have. I do remember a rather vicious “tribute” to Michael Jackson, something to the effect of Heaven’s cherubs keeping their distance. Certainly the only time I can recall a celebrity death inspiring both tribute and contempt comics.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Charles Manson, comics | 17 responses so far

Is the Gingerbread Man a Christmas character now?

Cidu Bill on Nov 21st 2017

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I do understand that generic gingerbread men happen at Christmas, but these all seem to be specific “people.”

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Christmas, comics | 39 responses so far

Smell

Cidu Bill on Nov 21st 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Gasoline Alley, comic strips, comics, humor | 35 responses so far

Cue

Cidu Bill on Nov 20th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

[OT] Can anybody explain overbooked flights to me?

Cidu Bill on Nov 19th 2017

The way I see it, plane fares are non-refundable, so the airlines don’t have to worry about losing revenue because of empty seats. Yet they have to compensate people they bounce, and the whole process slows things down and pisses people off.

So what’s the point? 

Filed in Bill Bickel, airlines | 59 responses so far

Comics That Made the Turkey Laugh Out Loud in 2017

Cidu Bill on Nov 19th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Mark Parisi, New Yorker, Norman Rockwell, Off the Mark, Pilgrims, Thanksgiving, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 10 responses so far

Saturday Morning Synchrewwnicity - November 18, 2017

Cidu Bill on Nov 18th 2017

Andréa:

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Regarding the Frazz strip, Miss P. hasn’t even scratched the surface on how many things are wrong here.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, Frazz, Jef Mallett, Mike Peters, Mother Goose and Grimm, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 29 responses so far

1968 Comic I Might Have Understood If I’d Seen It In 1968. But I Didn’t. But I Might Have.

Cidu Bill on Nov 17th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Saturday Evening Post, comics, humor | 7 responses so far

Color

Cidu Bill on Nov 17th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Perry Bible Fellowship, comic strips, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

Organ

Cidu Bill on Nov 16th 2017

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Dare I ask which organ?

I’ve decided the best way to handle Caulfield is to subject him to Clockwork Orange-style aversion therapy: lock him in a room like Alex was, prop open his eyes, and make him watch Steven Wright until he cracks.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Frazz, Jef Mallett, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

In keeping with comic strip tradition…

Cidu Bill on Nov 16th 2017

… since I’m going to be away for a week, today’s post is being replaced by  an almost ten-year-old repeat.

New responses can still be added, though please note that some of the external links might not work.

Normal posts will resume tomorrow.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU | 3 responses so far

Commando

Cidu Bill on Nov 15th 2017

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Why would Connie possibly think that’s what the word means? And why would she think anybody could tell by looking at her that she wasn’t carrying a cell phone? And wouldn’t Jeremy be even more mortified than Walt by the thought?

I’m probably missing a few questions, but these will do for a start.

And this is one day removed from synchronicity with Luann’s Commando Tara story line (still ongoing, and possibly headed into uncomfortable territory if it means a return to Creepy Leslie and his mother issues).

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Greg Evans, Luann, Zits, cell phones, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 37 responses so far

Quinoa

Cidu Bill on Nov 15th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, Guy and Rodd, comic strips, comics, humor | 25 responses so far

I hope this was supposed to have been a thought bubble

Cidu Bill on Nov 14th 2017

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Otherwise, if this strip is even remotely centered in reality, Marla’s a cashier at A&P by next week.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Retail, comic strips, comics, humor | 50 responses so far

Long Evenings

Cidu Bill on Nov 14th 2017

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

The Tom Lehrer tag

Cidu Bill on Nov 13th 2017

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Mark M. sent me this with the comment “Sometimes I think I read too much into Beetle Bailey, but other times I say Nah!

Well, I think “Nah” is correct, but it made me think maybe we should have a category for comics that really don’t deserve the Arlo Award, but could be seen as improper if we really work at it.

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Filed in Beetle Bailey, Bill Bickel, Tom Lehrer Award, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Okay actually, Frazz…

Cidu Bill on Nov 13th 2017

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You can stop encouraging his pain-in-the-ass disruptions of Mrs. Olsen’s class. Yes, we get that you and Caulfield both thinl you’re smarter than Mrs. Olsen.

(And it’s unfortunate that Mrs. Olsen doesn’t seem to be able to control her classroom)

I was Caulfield when I was that age — and if I had one of the school’s adult authority figures goading me on, I’m pretty certain Mrs. DeBeech would have had no choice but to have me killed.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Frazz, Jef Mallett, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

Relieved

Cidu Bill on Nov 13th 2017

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Filed in Aro and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

UDIC

Cidu Bill on Nov 12th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Frazz, Jef Mallett, Veteran's Day, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Jumble

Cidu Bill on Nov 12th 2017

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Even by comic strip standards, this reaction seems to be less a punchline than a sign of mental illness.

Filed in Baldo, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor, unaccountable anger | 27 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL, November 12, 2017

Cidu Bill on Nov 12th 2017

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“I’m afraid we’ll have no chance of curing your husband until we find out why he changed into a banana”

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Chuckle Brothers, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Blazek, Gahan Wilson, Loose Parts, My Cage, Wonder Woman, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 9 responses so far