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Spring Ahead, Fall Back (except in the Funkyverse)

Cidu Bill on Nov 5th 2017

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When this ran on March 12, Laurie sent it to me noting that it made more sense the morning Daylight Saving Time ended.

So as a special favor to Batiuk, I re-scheduled it for today.

Filed in Crankshaft, Daylight Saving Time, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 13 responses so far

Synchronicity: Crankshaft and A&J, the Woodchoppers Ball

Cidu Bill on Oct 13th 2017

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The comics and subject like were both submitted by Boise Ed

And the first three panels of the Arlo and Janis get the CIDU tag.

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 18 responses so far

Saturday Morning Ewww - August 26, 2017

Cidu Bill on Aug 26th 2017

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Andréa:

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ImPortant Notice: It has been pointed out to me that cartoonists have been severely over-using urine in their comic strips, to the point that it’s lost most of its Ewww value. Or “Valewww” if you will. But you probably won’t.

So we’re putting in effect a moratorium on… “Ewww-rine” comics?

No?

Anyway, from now on, unless the comic really goes above and beyond,

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Close to Home, Crankshaft, Dave Coverly, Ewww, John McPherson, Speed Bump, Tom Batiuk, Tundra, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, October 16, 2017

Cidu Bill on Oct 16th 2016

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Boise Ed:

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Filed in Bil Bickel, Crankshaft, Mother Goose and Grimm, New Yorker, Reality Check, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 28 responses so far

Wave if you understand this

Cidu Bill on Jan 19th 2016

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Are they doing the Wave? Do people do the Wave in movie theatres? Do people do the Wave in movie theatres in the Batiuk Universe, where reality is 47 degrees skewed from our own reality, as evidenced by the fact that so many words and expressions they use there don’t exist in our universe, and other words have completely different — and sometimes shifting — meanings?

Either way, what might the joke be?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 38 responses so far

Two syllables… rhymes with ”labor”… (I assume)

Cidu Bill on Jul 31st 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

BIDU

Cidu Bill on Sep 23rd 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

Frontlines

Cidu Bill on Aug 4th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 15 responses so far

In case anybody thinks that what Stephan Pastis does is easy…

Cidu Bill on Apr 10th 2011

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…witness the tragic results of when it’s done badly. Very badly. WTF badly.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Tom Batiuk, When Comics Go Bad, comic strips, comics, humor | 41 responses so far

Oh, come on now…

Cidu Bill on Apr 2nd 2011

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Even by Crankshaft standards, a stamp collector not knowing what a philatelist is borders on brain death.

(And is there anybody here who can’t come up with a word that not only makes for a better gag but sounds more like “philatelist” than “pessimist” does?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

A Bad Egg

Cidu Bill on Mar 24th 2011

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Is there an actual play on words involved here, or is this simply a random, pointless, Dollyesque mispronunciation?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

The 1964 NFL Season Called…

Cidu Bill on Nov 27th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Johnny Unitas, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 41 responses so far

Check, please!

Cidu Bill on Nov 22nd 2010

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One cashier oversees six to eight self-checkout lines. Either Crankshaft is too blind to see this, or the cashier is too stupid to mention it, or Batiuk has never actually been in a supermarket with a self-checkout section, or some combination of the above. No excuse for this.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 61 responses so far

Pop

Cidu Bill on Sep 2nd 2010

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Okay, let me get this straight… Batiuk has Crankshaft pull screwed-up lyrics out of his butt, and then the punchline is Crankshaft making a comment about them??

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 27 responses so far

I finally figured it out:

Cidu Bill on Jul 20th 2010

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Crankshaft is actually Billy from Family Circus, 70 years later.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Family Circus, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Mitch: ”Where does CIDU start and ‘that’s just wrong’ end?”

Cidu Bill on May 31st 2010

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Mitch: With this one I have a hard time delineating where “I’d like to correct that!” leaves off and “But I still don’t understand why he’d say that” takes over.1) The standard plural of ‘bus’ is ‘buses’. This ‘busses’ is either plain wrong or at least a disfavored alternative.

2) If this is supposed to be a song/rhyme, does he say ‘wuss’ in a way that plausibly rhymes with ‘bus’? For me it’s a pretty bad off-rhyme.

3) And as CIDU, why (besides trying for a rhyme) is he calling anyone a ‘wuss’ for destroying his mailbox? They might be vandals or hooligans or (if he’s blaming the driver) incompetents — but why ‘wusses’?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

Tapas

Cidu Bill on May 10th 2010

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Does Arlo think Janis is saying “topless bar”? And if so, did they really disappear after the 1970s? And when was the last time Arlo had his hearing checked, because even Crankshaft wouldn’t make this mistake.

Although, I guess, people tend to hear what they want to hear.

If this is what’s going on, we’ve got synchronicity with today’s very NSFW Something Positive.

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Jimmy Johnson, Randy Milholland, Something Positive, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 39 responses so far

Saturday Morning Ewww

Cidu Bill on May 1st 2010

This one might retire the category:
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Continue Reading »

Filed in Alison Barrows, Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Ewww, Mike Twohy, Preteena, Reynolds Unwrapped, Tom Batiuk, Wizard of Id, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

Disconcerting Realization of the Day

Cidu Bill on Mar 19th 2010

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Paul McCartney is probably older than Crankshaft.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 32 responses so far

Um… Isn’t this pretty much what everybody has to do?

Cidu Bill on Jan 5th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor, snow | 14 responses so far

”New Year’s Eve.” ”Well, your timing is impeccable.”

Cidu Bill on Dec 28th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 25 responses so far

Awww… Christmas Edition

Cidu Bill on Dec 25th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, Crankshaft, Garfield, Jim Davis, Lio, Mark Tatulli, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

More Haloloween

Cidu Bill on Oct 31st 2009

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Crankshaft, Halloween, Scott Hilburn, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 6 responses so far

Corny

Cidu Bill on Aug 21st 2009

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Um… When was the last time anybody saw a corn maze that didn’t employ this pun?

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

Can’t See It

Cidu Bill on May 12th 2009

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Usual John: You can’t see a thing: I would suppose that this would mean nothing too revealing, but why would the older woman look so concerned about that? Is there another meaning this could have?
 
I’m guessing that she’s wearing little or nothing underneath the gown. That would explain Mom’s reaction, but it wouldn’t explain why nobody noticed this while the old lady was fitting her for the gown moment earlier (and who get’s fitted for graduation gowns anyway?) -Bill

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Crankshaft, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far