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Geezer Driving

Cidu Bill on Aug 7th 2017

B.A.: Apologizing for the fact that this isn’t a comic strip: If you’re not familiar with this iconic WW2 poster

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Does this

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work at all?

Filed in Adolf Hitler, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hey Geezers! Comics! | 25 responses so far

Strange Apes

Cidu Bill on Jul 14th 2017

Andréa sent this comic

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for the Geezer files — quite appropriately, since it references this:

And I’m adding a CIDU tag, because… yes, it references a 60-year-old Ernie Kovaks bit, but what’s the joke?

Edited to add: Arthur also subsequently submitted this with both the CIDU and Geezer tags.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Ernie Kovaks, Hey Geezers! Comics!, John Deering, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

By George!

Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2017

I’m old enough that this hardly seems like a geezer reference.

What the actual joke is, on the other hand, stumps me.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Leigh Rubin, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

Geezer-Squared??

Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2017

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Or, and I might be overthinking this, is the joke supposed to be that Special Delivery exited at the same time the Flintstones television program did?

Oh, and just for the heck of it…

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Flintstones, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Monty, comic strips, comics, humor | 14 responses so far

Geezer Alert and Bonus Geezer Alert

Cidu Bill on Jun 28th 2017

Carl Fink sent me this with the comment:

I know the song “Girl from Ipanema” but I didn’t associate it with its Brazilian composer, because I’m not a jazz or bossa nova fan. I’ve really only heard various cover versions. I don’t know that I had ever heard of Jobim and I’m a 55-year-old who likes the song. Would anyone under 40 who isn’t a music nut have a chance?

Jobim died in 1994. I had to look up “Jobim” to figure out what the heck was going on, though I could guess once I figured out the not-very-close song lyric parody.

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“Didn’t we just run a Girl from Ipanema comic here?” sez I.

“Yes,” sez he, and he reminded me by sending me this link. Which is also a Loose Parts strip, which suggests that Dave Blazek really does like the song.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Blaek, Girl from Ipanema, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Loose Parts, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Don’t know much about the geezer tag

Cidu Bill on May 10th 2017

What say you?

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Sam Cooke, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

Geezer tag?

Cidu Bill on May 9th 2017

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I belatedly thought I should add this:

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Sally Forth, comic strips, comics, humor | 69 responses so far

Saturday Morning Oy… and Geezer Alert?

Cidu Bill on Apr 8th 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, Dan Thompson, Hey Geezers! Comics!, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 8 responses so far

1986 Called…

Cidu Bill on Apr 1st 2017

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What do y’all say? Geezer tag?

Filed in Barney & Clyde, Bill Bickel, Dan Rather, Hey Geezers! Comics!, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Let’s have a hand for this Geezer Alert

Cidu Bill on Mar 23rd 2017

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Submitted by Andréa, this 2012 strip made reference to this 1992 incident:

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Jack Palance, comic trips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far

1972 called…

Cidu Bill on Mar 2nd 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Last Tango in Paris, New Yorker, Roz Chast, comics, humor | 39 responses so far

Either a Synchronous Geezer Alert, or a Geezerish Synchronicity

Cidu Bill on Feb 23rd 2017

Submission and caption by Andréa:

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Jimmy Johnson, Leigh Rubin, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 24 responses so far

Fifty Shades of Geezers

Cidu Bill on Feb 12th 2017

The blurb for the New Yorker’s Review of “Fifty More Shades of Grey” reads “The first movie was all about erotic build-up, the sequel is strictly Quick Draw McGraw.”

On one hand I guess you can figure out what he’s getting at, even if this is the probably the most awkwardly-written line in this issue of the New Yorker.

But the more important question is, will anybody in this film’s target demographic have any idea who Quick Draw McGraw is?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Fifty Shades of Grey, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Quick Draw McGraw | 24 responses so far

Saturday Morning Geezeroy

Cidu Bill on Jan 21st 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Blazek, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Loose Parts, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 25 responses so far

The Past Isn’t What It Used To Be

Cidu Bill on Nov 3rd 2016

November 3, 2016: For whomever might be interested, this article is sort of a follow-up to the discussion we had here six years ago.

And I found out a few minutes ago that Robert Weber, the artist who drew the cartoon below, died the day after the article was published.

Coincidence, presumably.

summertime1.pngJuly 8, 2010: I was going to post this under the Geezers tag, since I’m not sure many people reaching adulthood today would quickly identify this as a reference to Porgy and Bess. But then I realized that Porgy and Bess was well before my time as well, yet I don’t think it odd that I understood it and I’d expect most people my age to recognize it as well.

The difference, I think, is that when I was growing up, entertainment was more communal: Instead of every family member scattering about for their separate entertainments — computers, DVD players, cell phones, whatever — there was a television set. Usually one in the house and if you lived in the right city, and the Reception Gods were being kind, you might be able to tune in all of seven different stations. So you watched what your parents watched, and probably your neighbors were watching the same thing. You were exposed to Bonanza because your father liked it, and to old movies because your grandparents liked them, and just about everybody growing up had the same cultural reference points (just  walk over to a crowd of people my age and say “A horse is a horse” and see if anybody doesn’t respond).

Anyway, for your listening enjoyment…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, New Yorker, Paul Robeson, Porgy and Bess, Robert Weber, comic strips, comics, humor | 48 responses so far

Sunday is Geezer Day!

Cidu Bill on Oct 23rd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Heart of the City, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 42 responses so far

A Geezer reference too esoteric even for me

Cidu Bill on Sep 23rd 2016

Submitted (and explained) by Andréa:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Cheech and Chong, Dave Whammond, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Relity Check, YouTube, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

1981… well, you know…

Cidu Bill on Sep 4th 2016

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And for all you non-geezers out there…

And just for the heck of it…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Whamond, Hey Geezers! Comics!, I Love Lucy, Reality Check, Toni Basil, Weird Al Yankovic, YouTube, comics comic strips, humor | 28 responses so far

Rawhide

Cidu Bill on Aug 27th 2016

This shows how much of a Geezer I must be: until Andréa sent me this for the Geezer File, it hadn’t occurred to me that it belonged in the Geezer File.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Mother Goose and Grimm, comic strips, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

Obviously Mr. Rubin was thinking “I wonder how I can guarantee myself a Geezer tag…”

Cidu Bill on Aug 19th 2016

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And for the non-geezers…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Leigh Rubin, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Go Ask Alice

Cidu Bill on Aug 4th 2016

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Two questions:

Is the song sufficiently iconic for this comic to avoid the Geezer tag?

And shouldn’t the Squirrel be saying “I think she’ll know”?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Jefferson Airplane, Reality Check, comic strips, comics, humor | 40 responses so far

1976 called…

Cidu Bill on Jul 18th 2016

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For that matter, was Roots ever the gold standard for long chapters?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Reality Check, Roots, comic strips, comics, humor | 38 responses so far

Be My Baby

Cidu Bill on Jul 9th 2016

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So… is the film iconic enough that I shouldn’t have used the Geezers tag?

Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Dirty Dancing, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Patrick Swayze, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Holy Geezer Reference, Batman!

Cidu Bill on May 22nd 2016

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Seriously, is this a reference a 7-year-old in 2016 is likely to know, let alone use?

Filed in Adam at Home, Batman, Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, comic strips, comics, humor | 32 responses so far

1977 called…

Cidu Bill on May 21st 2016

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Meat Loaf, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far