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Cidu Bill on Jan 20th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bound and Gagged, CIDU, Dana Summers, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

Get Smart

Cidu Bill on Jan 19th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cornered, Mike Baldwin, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Is this actually translatable?

Cidu Bill on Jan 18th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, emoji, humor | 23 responses so far

Jury

Cidu Bill on Jan 18th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, comic strips, comics, humor | 34 responses so far

What do you sink?

Cidu Bill on Jan 17th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bliss, CIDU, Harry Bliss, comic strips, comics, humor | 33 responses so far

[OT] This is what you get…

Cidu Bill on Jan 16th 2017

when somebody has way, way, way too much free time on his hands

Filed in Bill Bickel | 6 responses so far

London Hotels [Way OT]

Cidu Bill on Jan 16th 2017

Does anybody have any suggestions (the usual criteria: good location, not a fortune, no Dickensian ambiance)? We liked the placed we stayed in back in 1983, but the city might have changed some since then.

Filed in Bill Bickel, London | 10 responses so far

“If needing help”???

Cidu Bill on Jan 16th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Close to Home, John McPherson, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

And he’d come all the way from Alabama!

Cidu Bill on Jan 16th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Lio, Mark Tatulli, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL, January 15, 2017

Cidu Bill on Jan 15th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 20 responses so far

Skiers I Don’t Understand

Cidu Bill on Jan 14th 2017

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What’s the deal with the two skiers on the right side of the panel? They seem to be on a collision course with the people on the ski lift.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Close to Home, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

Saturday Morning LOL-Ewww - January 14, 2017

Cidu Bill on Jan 14th 2017

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Ewww, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 13 responses so far

Um…

Cidu Bill on Jan 13th 2017

Having a policy encouraging employees to use their vacation days doesn’t mean always allowing them to choose a specific date on short notice.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Reality Check, comic strips, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

Okay, so… [OT]

Cidu Bill on Jan 13th 2017

This woman I don’t know not only started following me on Facebook — not odd in itself — but also liked and started following both my Crimeweek page and the Billo page!

Yeah, you guessed it: she’s a Seattle real estate agent.

Do you suppose she thinks she’s uncovered IBB’s other job writing about the criminal justice system as well as his secret coulroic life?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Billo, Crimeweek, IBB | 21 responses so far

In the Beginning…

Cidu Bill on Jan 13th 2017

This link on the new GoComics leads to an April 2001 strip. They’re only off by 83 years.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Gasoline Alley, GoComics, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Self-referential gag about how their appearance hasn’t changed in 17 years??

Cidu Bill on Jan 13th 2017

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EDITED TO ADD: And if that is the gag, I suppose we had some synchronicity today:

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Filed in Baldo, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mother Goose and Grimm, comcis, comic strips, humor, synchronicity | 17 responses so far

Yes, I know, cats again…

Cidu Bill on Jan 13th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Jerk

Cidu Bill on Jan 12th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, F-Minus, Tony Carrillo, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Cidu Bill on Jan 11th 2017

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Yeah, I’m that guy. I went from my mother yelling at me for shoveling snow wearing a t-shirt, to my son mocking me for shoveling snow wearing a t-shirt. But what’s the joke here?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Buni, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

The New GoComics Page (formerly There’s a new book in town)

Cidu Bill on Jan 10th 2017

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Is there a joke here, or just a plug for Bill Amend’s latest Fox Trot collection (which I assume exists)?

Filed in Bill Abend, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Fox Trot, comic books, comics, humor | 62 responses so far

Snap

Cidu Bill on Jan 10th 2017

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Okay, she was walking so she wasn’t cold, and now she’s not walking and she is cold. So?

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

iSynchronicity, sort of, plus Monday Morning Oy

Cidu Bill on Jan 9th 2017

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(I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that these were both published on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone)

Filed in Apple, Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Donald Trump, Scott Hilburn, Steve Jobs, Strange Brew, Strnge Brew, comic strips, comics, humor, iPhone, oy, synchronicity | 8 responses so far

Spring

Cidu Bill on Jan 9th 2017

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, January 8, 2017

Cidu Bill on Jan 8th 2017

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Filed in Batman, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, F-Minus, New Yorker, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Superman, Tundra, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 17 responses so far

Bill Bickel, Amazon, and the Twilight Zone [OT]

Cidu Bill on Jan 7th 2017

January 7 update: The order has been cancelled “due to a lack of availability.” I am disappointed, of course, but not horribly shocked.  

Some of you already know the first part:

A novel of mine that was supposed to be published in 1981 was derailed when the publisher folded. And shortly thereafter, a movie came out that followed the plot of the novel in such precise detail, I had to keep reminding myself it wasn’t based on my book.

I’m 100% certain this is all coincidence, but the net result was that my novel was now toxic, and I moved on.

Then a few years ago, I noticed that Amazon was listing the book, referring to it as “out of print”: not a great surprise, because it was never actually in print. And of course I wondered how it even came to be listed, since the publisher ceased to exist more than a decade before Amazon existed. 

But that’s not what I came to tell you about, as Arlo Guthrie says…  

Amazon now claims that they have copies of the book in stock. You can imagine my surprise. It would be one thing if they’d claimed this all along, but what on earth could have suddenly changed?

So, of course, I ordered a copy. And they confirmed it will arrive in mid-January.

I don’t have my hopes very high.

Filed in Bill Bickel | 69 responses so far