Archive for the 'Bill Bickel' Category

OT: William Hoy, Cooperstown, and Me

Cidu Bill on Jun 27th 2016

If just two or three of you could spare a moment, it would be a big help.

You might have noticed I have “The William Hoy Story” in the left sidebar. This is a children’s book my cousin wrote and her motivation was to get Hoy (a 19th century deaf ballplayer who was largely responsible for the signals umpires use) inducted into the Hall of Fame.

She’s giving a lecture about Hoy at Cooperstown on July 6, and her plan is to submit a bunch of letters supporting Hoy’s induction. I’ll be there as well. So if anybody could write such a letter — an e-mailed .txt or .doc file would do — it would be appreciated

Filed in Bill Bickel | One response so far

Major WordPress Fail

Cidu Bill on Jun 26th 2016

Over the past week, it saw fit to delete about a dozen comments. Not throw them into the Moderation folder, but just delete them outright, which is something it’s only supposed to do if there’s a 105% certainty that it’s spam. I’ve never seen a false positive like this before.

I was able to rescue the comments, but only those dozen: anything earlier, if this has been going on longer than that, is gone forever.

Four different people were affected, and I have no idea what caused it.

I check the Moderation folder every couple of days or so, so if you post a comment that hasn’t shown up after much longer than that, please let me know.

Filed in Bill Bickel | 11 responses so far

That’s why he’s saying it, dummy

Cidu Bill on Jun 26th 2016

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I explained this to my son once: mothers embarrass you without meaning to, while fathers do it on purpose.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 3 responses so far

It’s warm as dishwater and therefore it has dishes in it? (of course dishwater is generally hot)

Cidu Bill on Jun 24th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Close to Home, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Pardon My Bikini

Cidu Bill on Jun 24th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

Are they sitting with a marriage counselor? At a copyright office?

Cidu Bill on Jun 23rd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

CIDU, CIDU…

Cidu Bill on Jun 22nd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

CAMDU

Cidu Bill on Jun 21st 2016

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(Comic Alanis Morissette Doesn’t Understand, obviously)

Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 56 responses so far

Are they standing on a TSA line?

Cidu Bill on Jun 20th 2016

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Otherwise, I’m stumped.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Greg Evans, Luann, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

La vie en rose

Cidu Bill on Jun 20th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mark Parisis, Off the Mark, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: Father’s Day Edition (though none of the comics actually relate to Father’s Day)

Cidu Bill on Jun 19th 2016

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Chaval, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, Scott Hilburn, Speed Bump, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 33 responses so far

Sleeping

Cidu Bill on Jun 17th 2016

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

No Wheels

Cidu Bill on Jun 16th 2016

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

Um… is the joke here what I think it is?

Cidu Bill on Jun 15th 2016

“It depends what you think it is, Bill.”

“Well, if it’s kind of offensive, then it’s what I think it is.”

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cornered, Mike Baldwin, comic strips, comics, humor | 113 responses so far

B.C. got stones!

Cidu Bill on Jun 15th 2016

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

[OT] Somehow, everything looks classier in French

Cidu Bill on Jun 14th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel | 10 responses so far

Shigella

Cidu Bill on Jun 14th 2016

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Kilby: My question is, how many “normal” readers actually know that word
without looking it up?

P.S. Then again, that leads to the question of how many “normal”
readers follow CIDU. ;-)

Bill: So now the question is, how many of you did know what the word means?

Filed in Barney & Clyde, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor | 49 responses so far

Hogwash

Cidu Bill on Jun 14th 2016

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Because it’s like mixing light and dark magic??

For the record, this was captioned “Hogwash” before I noticed the inscription on the machines.

Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Harry Potter, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 61 responses so far

Like a surgeon

Cidu Bill on Jun 13th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, June 12, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jun 12th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Canada, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cyanide and Happiness, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 28 responses so far

Saturday Morning Oy - June 11, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jun 11th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Daily-Drawing, Lorie Ransom, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 24 responses so far

Fob

Cidu Bill on Jun 10th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, F-Minus, Tony Carrillo, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

This one seems opaque to me

Cidu Bill on Jun 9th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Leggo my Eggos??

Cidu Bill on Jun 8th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 41 responses so far

Programs

Cidu Bill on Jun 7th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, F-Minus, comic strips, comics, humor | 89 responses so far