Archive for the 'comics strips' Category


Cidu Bill on Oct 27th 2017



Filed in Bill Bickel, Halloween, Heart of the City, Joan of Arc, Mark Tatulli, comics strips, humor | 11 responses so far

Arl O’Lantern

Cidu Bill on Oct 25th 2017


Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Halloween, Jimmy Johnson, comics strips, humor | 31 responses so far

Buying or Selling?

Cidu Bill on Aug 21st 2017


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Lio, Mark Tatulli, comics, comics strips, humor | 7 responses so far

Shouldn’t that be “Office RUSSIAN Roulette”?

Cidu Bill on Jul 25th 2017

By the way, the first time I ever heard of “Russian roulette” was from this Mad Magazine cartoon

So of course it was a CIDU.

It took me well under a minute to track down this graphic — and I was indignant that it took almost two minutes to come up with the exact issue (July 1963).

We really do take the Internet for granted.

Filed in Barney & Clyde, Bill Bickel, Mad Magazine, Russian roulette, comics, comics strips, humor | 29 responses so far

Saturday Funnies - 1pm Edition

Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2017





Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Blazek, Dave Coverly, Lio, Loose Parts, Mark Tatulli, New Yorker, Speed Bump, Venus de Milo, comics, comics strips, humor, lol | 18 responses so far

Question for readers of LuAnn

Cidu Bill on Jul 2nd 2017


Does anybody really think Jonah’s coming back?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Greg Evans, Luann, comics, comics strips, humor | 21 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2017

Stunningly bad “eyewitness” identification, or the first guy did it and Ewww, or does “#1″ describe the method of assault?

Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Scott Hilburn, comics, comics strips, humor | 10 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, November 13, 2016

Cidu Bill on Nov 13th 2016





Filed in Adam Huber, Bill Bickel, Bug Martini, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, Tina's Groove, comics, comics strips, humor, lol | 17 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2016


Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Halloween, Jimmy Johnson, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, comics strips, humor, lol | 6 responses so far

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