Archive for the '9 Chickweed Lane' Category

Das Arlo

Cidu Bill on Jun 3rd 2014

Heather:

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, comic strips, comics, humor | 69 responses so far

And how many comic readers have said exactly the same thing? [Arlo]

Cidu Bill on Sep 23rd 2013

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Submitted by Irene

Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Gengchronicity

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2013

Jonathan Segal spotted these yesterday:

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, John Deering, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 7 responses so far

Bats

Cidu Bill on Feb 27th 2013

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Is there any logic in making this reference about a team that not only hits well year after year, but is famous for doing so?

Now, if you wanted to make a reference to not being able to get a runner in from third base with nobody out, that would be another matter: but this makes less sense than claiming that all New Yorkers wear black.

Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, New York Yankees, baseball, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL January 6, 2013

Cidu Bill on Jan 6th 2013

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Lola:

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Adam Huber, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, Bug Martini, Buni, Dave Blazek, Dilbert, Loose Parts, Scott Adams, Wizard of Oz, comic strips, comics, humor, xkcd | 33 responses so far

Maggots

Cidu Bill on Dec 9th 2012

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Is the gag here (and I mean “gag”) that the two flies are “makin’ maggot” under the mistletoe, and the female fly is giving birth (-ish) right in front of us? Which would mean a confluence of “Arlo Award,” truly bizarre, and “Ewww! Ewww! Ewww!”

Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, Ewww, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

Shut-up-and-kissity

Cidu Bill on Nov 26th 2012

Pete:

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, Jerry Scott, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 31 responses so far

Okay, clearly the syndicate just lets Brooke McEldowney do anything he damn well wants

Cidu Bill on Sep 6th 2012

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

Straw Man of the Week

Cidu Bill on May 7th 2012

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See, because people who are pro-choice insist that every pregnant woman get an abortion.

Seriously, McEldowney?

This is actually a lot more dishonest than your average straw man argument, because so far the story isn’t playing out as an anti-abortion screed. If this were Mallard Fillmore, at least it would make sense: but Granny here seems to be pro-choice herself, so McEldowney’s agenda is…

Um…

Okay, maybe I’m just trying to make sense out of a confused piece of dialog that’s simply very badly written.

Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, comic strips, comics | 48 responses so far

Banned in Houston

Cidu Bill on Mar 8th 2012

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Apparently, the Houston Chronicle refused to print this one. Presumably they understood it. I don’t.

Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 33 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL February 12

Cidu Bill on Feb 12th 2012

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, B.C., Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Brooke McEldowney, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dan Piraro, Dave Coverly, Mark Parisi, New Yorker, Off the Mark, Speed Bump, clowns, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 42 responses so far

Clothing I Don’t Understand

Cidu Bill on Jan 20th 2012

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Is there any real-world context for this, or is McEldowney just throwing random words on paper? This doesn’t even follow logically from the latest storyline, which clearly only existed so he could draw a few weeks of Edda cheesecake.(though to be fair, at least this time he went through the motions of accompanying the cheesecake with a storyline)

And speaking of clothing…

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Is this how tight jeans generally work? I mean, I’m assuming from the way this is drawn that the jeans were already on her and they’ve suddenly bwooped off of her. One one hand it would make more sense if she simply couldn’t get them on in the first place — though on the other hand it wouldn’t make sense that she’d be getting dressed in the middle of the street.

Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, Courting Disaster, Fred Kurtz, bwoop, comic strips, comics, humor | 32 responses so far

Life Lesson

Cidu Bill on Dec 27th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

9:15 Arlo Lane

Cidu Bill on Dec 5th 2011

Normally I don’t even consider 9 Chickweed Lane for the Arlo Award anymore, because apparently the syndicate editors have accepted the fact that the strip is now soft-core porn — but this one was worth of an exception (and both Brian and Hans Peter agreed):

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

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Cidu Bill on Nov 20th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL October 30

Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 19 responses so far

What IS He Doing?

Cidu Bill on Sep 20th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

9 Arlo Lane

Cidu Bill on Sep 16th 2011

A number of people sent me various of this week’s 9 Chickweed Lane comics, recommending them for the Arlo Award (for sneaking something past the syndicate censors). For the record, we’ve been informed that Francis has lost his bathing suit and is completely al fresco.

I think going forward we should disqualify 9 Chickweed Lane from this award since as of a few years ago it officially crossed over to soft core porn and for some reason the syndicate censors are okay with this.

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

CIDU Classic: Scram Gravy

Cidu Bill on Jul 18th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, CIDU Classic, comic strips, comics, humor | 7 responses so far

It would be very hard to explain this one in any non-Arlo way

Cidu Bill on May 17th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

Beanstalk

Cidu Bill on Apr 20th 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

9 Chickweed Lane Finally Just Lays It On The Line

Cidu Bill on Feb 22nd 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Truthfully, I can’t follow the logic here

Cidu Bill on Jan 21st 2011

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

Mislaid

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2010

Not only did Wednesday’s 9CW not cast any light on Tuesday’s (see “Pennies,” below), but it was a CIDU as well — and I was further confused when Timothy Carignan sent it to me with the heading “A New Standard For Arlo.”

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

Pennies

Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2010

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Filed in 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, Brooke McEldowney, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far