Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2013
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Cidu Bill on Feb 27th 2013
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.
Cidu Bill on Jan 6th 2013
Cidu Bill on Dec 9th 2012
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!”
Cidu Bill on Nov 26th 2012
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Cidu Bill on Jul 26th 2012
Cidu Bill on May 7th 2012
See, because people who are pro-choice insist that every pregnant woman get an abortion.
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…
Okay, maybe I’m just trying to make sense out of a confused piece of dialog that’s simply very badly written.
Cidu Bill on Mar 8th 2012
Apparently, the Houston Chronicle refused to print this one. Presumably they understood it. I don’t.
Cidu Bill on Feb 12th 2012
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Cidu Bill on Jan 20th 2012
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…
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.
Cidu Bill on Dec 27th 2011
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):
Cidu Bill on Nov 20th 2011
Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2011
Cidu Bill on Sep 20th 2011
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.
Cidu Bill on Jul 18th 2011
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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.”
Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2010
Cidu Bill on Sep 21st 2010
This is either a CIDU or the Mother of All Arlos. Or, most likely, both. Continue Reading »
Cidu Bill on Aug 16th 2010
… he’s going to be surprised to discover that Edna has somehow transformed into a garden gnome.
If this is Peter’s son (which would strain credibility even more than Edna’s transformation into a garden gnome, since he should be several years younger than Juliette), the fact that he recognizes Edna’s granddaughter from a photo his father kept is creepy on so many levels.
I guess it is possible that Peter had a son floating around from before he met up with Edna in 1954 or so, but then the creepy aspect still applies.