Archive for the 'comics strips' Category

The strip is in rerun mode, meaning nobody caught this TWICE

Cidu Bill on May 19th 2016


Filed in Bill Bickel, Meaning of Lila, comics, comics strips | 81 responses so far

Words With Friends

Cidu Bill on May 3rd 2016


I lasted about a week with this, until I learned there were a number of ways to “legally cheat,” and in fact the game’s financial model relied on the company selling some of those cheats.

Regarding the comic itself, where’s the internal logic of Jeremy knowing that word?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Words With Friends, Zits, comics, comics strips, humor | 61 responses so far

κόμικ που μας έκανε να πούμε oy

Cidu Bill on Mar 12th 2016


Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Scott Hilburn, comics, comics strips, humor, oy | 99 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, March 6, 2016

Cidu Bill on Mar 6th 2016





Filed in Bill Bickel, Close to Home, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Blazek, Dave Coverly, John McPherson, Loose Parts, New Yorker, Speed Bump, comics, comics strips, humor, lol, politics | 14 responses so far

Your Cheatin’ Heart

Cidu Bill on Feb 11th 2016

Statistically, Valentine’s Day is the busiest day for private detectives following cheating spouses, and the weeks following are great for marriage counselors and divorce attorneys.

Or so newspaper and magazine articles inform us every year.

We already know that Arlo has the hots for Lois Flagston. What other comic strip affairs can you envision?

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Hi and Lois, Valentine's Day, adultery, comics, comics strips | 23 responses so far

Happy Thanksgiving to All

Cidu Bill on Nov 26th 2015


Filed in Bill Bickel, Elmer Fudd, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Road Runner, Thanksgiving, cartoons, comics, comics strips, humor | 7 responses so far

And now, Garrett Morris will repeat the top story…

Cidu Bill on Nov 1st 2015

Nah, nothing to do with the comic: Hearing “our top story” always triggers this.


Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, CIDU, comics, comics strips, humor | 17 responses so far

Comics That Made English Majors Laugh Out Loud

Cidu Bill on Oct 8th 2015


Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Doonesbury, Frank Sinatra, comics strips, humor, lol | 29 responses so far

A Banner Day

Cidu Bill on Dec 1st 2014


For the pop culturally-challenged, Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk when he gets angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hulk, Scott Hilburn, comic books, comics, comics strips, humor | 18 responses so far

Jonathan Lemon’s “Office Party”

Cidu Bill on Jul 27th 2014


Filed in Bill Bickel, Jonathan Lemon, comics, comics strips, humor | 41 responses so far

Who indeed? And why?

Cidu Bill on May 8th 2014


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comics, comics strips, humor | 23 responses so far

The Reader

Cidu Bill on Jun 21st 2013


This one made me laugh for a personal reason (I’m pretty sure I told this story in a different context a while back here, so feel free to skip past it…

A few days before my son’s fourth birthday, as he was sitting on my lap and I was reading “Little House on the Prairie” to him, I noticed his head kept moving left to right and back again in sync with the words I was reading. I stopped and said “Zachary, do you know how to read?”

He said “Yes,” sort of hesitantly.

“Why didn’t you tell us?”

“Because I like being read to, and once you knew I could read, you wouldn’t read to me anymore.”

(and as it turned out, because I’m a terrible human being, he was pretty much correct)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Randy Milholland, Something Positive, comics, comics strips, humor | 20 responses so far

Who’s the puppet on the left supposed to be?

Cidu Bill on Feb 6th 2013


Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, Prince, comics, comics strips, humor | 18 responses so far

Don’t mean to single anybody out, but…

Cidu Bill on Dec 24th 2012

“The Grinch’s heart grew three sizes so he died” has become the “Hey, if there’s global warming why is it so cold?” of Christmas comics.

I’m tempted some year to collect all the “Grinch died from an enlarged heart” gags and post them all in one place on December 24.

Yeah, I know, bah humbug.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Grinch, comics, comics strips, humor | 13 responses so far

Okay, Ms. Price, you do know these things do exist, right? They’re called ”diners”?

Cidu Bill on Aug 30th 2012


Filed in Bill Bickel, Hilary B. Price, Rhymes With Orange, comics, comics strips, humor | 9 responses so far

Mutt’s going on here?

Cidu Bill on Aug 22nd 2012


I have no problem with the second strip being a meta reference to the first (though I’m sure nobody called it that at the time). I’m just not entirely certain about Mutt’s reaction to Mrs. Mutt’s comment (and did she actually have a name before they were married?). Presumably he did understand the gag, and left the room in dismay after she gratuitously explained the strip to him. Though I’m not sure about the big question mark over his head. I’d have gone with an exclamation mark.Now, of course, once somebody confirms that my interpretation of the strip is correct, a big question mark will appear over my head and I’ll have to leave the room.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mutt and Jeff, comics, comics strips, humor | 19 responses so far

Customer Service (Arlo Alert)

Cidu Bill on May 23rd 2012

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Filed in Arlo Award, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Dilbert, Scott Adams, comics strips, humor | 17 responses so far

Do they even TAKE reservations at Olive Grden??

Cidu Bill on Jan 8th 2012


And Connie has a really low threshold for frustration, doesn’t she? She wouldn’t last a week as a parent.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Olive Garden, Zits, comics, comics strips, humor | 22 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Jan 3rd 2012


Okay, wait, maybe I sort of kind of get part of this: are they actually peeing in the snow? And Green Lantern’s is green for some reason, but the other guys’ are… white??

No, the more I think I get it, the more confused I am.

Filed in Aquaman, Argyle Sweater, Batman, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Green Lantern, Scott Hilburn, Superman, comic books, comics, comics strips, humor | 42 responses so far

A Very Calvin and Hobbes Christmas

Cidu Bill on Dec 19th 2011

(Lifted from Nicole’s Facebook page)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, Christmas, YouTube, comics strips, humor, snowmen | 8 responses so far

LOL - August 15

Cidu Bill on Aug 15th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cyanide and Happiness, Dave Blazek, Loose Parts, Mark Parisi, New Yorker, Off the Mark, Pardon My Planet, Speed Bump, Vic Lee, comics, comics strips, humor, iPad, lol | 18 responses so far

”I’d rather be a Geezer than an Arlo… yes I would…”

Cidu Bill on Mar 27th 2011

Comic and tagline submitted by Timothy Carignan

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Simon & Garfunkel, comics strips, humor | 24 responses so far

”Bad Timing of the Year” Award

Cidu Bill on Mar 13th 2011


Can’t really blame Batiuk for this one, of course, since he works with a long lead time. There was far less excuse for the comic (I can’t remember which strip) poking fun at the Queen Mum, which happened to have been published the day she died. I mean yeah, strips are generally written and submitted three weeks ahead, but… she was what, a hundred and three years old? You really have to know you’re pushing your luck there.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, Queen Mum, Tom Batiuk, comics, comics strips, earthquakes | 11 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Jan 5th 2011


Metatext: I’m a solipsistic conspiracy theorist. I’m sure I must be up to something, and I will not stop until I find out what.

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

Shock Therapy and Creepiosity

Cidu Bill on Nov 2nd 2010


Doug Bratton’s book is being published today. I can’t tell you much about it, because his publicist was supposed to send me a review copy and she never got around to it, but I imagine it’s a whole bunch of Pop Culture Pop Therapy strips, and we know they’re funny, and Doug entertains us with new strips just about every day which we get to read for free, and I met him and he’s a nice guy, so why not buy a copy? The guy’s got to make a living you know?

And speaking of books published by Andrews McMeel that I was promised a copy of but never received, my baby brother’s book Creepiosity is in its second printing. The biggest difference from the first printing is that I finally got my photographer’s credit in the back of the book, so I can drop my lawsuit.


Filed in Bill Bickel, Creepiosity, David Bickel, Doug Bratton, Pop Culture Shock Therapy, books, comics strips, humor | 6 responses so far