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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

1972 called, and the call is being recorded

Cidu Bill on May 9th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

1990 shrieked…

Cidu Bill on Jan 15th 2016

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And just to ruin everybody’s day…

Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Roseanne Barr, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

1973 called to say they don’t get it either

Cidu Bill on Nov 11th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hall and Oates, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Reality Check, comic strips, comics, humor | 36 responses so far

A Geezer Comic That Actually Improves as a Rerun

Cidu Bill on Oct 4th 2015

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Filed in Bill Amend, Bill Bickel, Fox Trot, Hey Geezers! Comics!, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

This Geezer reference can’t possibly go wrong

Cidu Bill on Jul 23rd 2015

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Filed in Adam Huber, Bill Bickel, Bug, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Westworld, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

The Geezer Twins

Cidu Bill on Jul 9th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Evil Knievel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Rubes, Wilford Brimley, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Bug Embraces the Geezer

Cidu Bill on Jul 9th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bug Martini, Hey Geezers! Comics!, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

Welcome to the Hotel Geezer

Cidu Bill on Jul 6th 2015

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Geezer reference or not? I’ll leave the question to our younger guests.

I know my kids would recognize the reference, because I’ve used it the same way Janis did (alternating with allusions to Roach Motel)

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Jimmy Johnson, comic strips, comics, humor | 60 responses so far

Well, I guess they ARE geezers…

Cidu Bill on Jun 22nd 2015

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but I wonder whether this works as a gag for people unfamiliar with the original.

Filed in Baldo, Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, comic strips, comics, humor | 28 responses so far

Route 66 (CIDU/Geezer Alert)

Cidu Bill on Feb 23rd 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Route 66, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

1983 called, and said “Marlon Brando would have worked better anyway”

Cidu Bill on Dec 15th 2014

Though I was also considering “We will run no gag after its time”

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Orson Welles, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Way to go, Idaho!

Cidu Bill on Sep 10th 2014

Even ignoring that phone call from 1991, and the fact that she probably wouldn’t have heard of the movie even if it were new… huh???

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Rina Piccolo, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

There’s no need to fear

Cidu Bill on Sep 9th 2014

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Mother Goose and Grimm, Superman, Underdog, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

A Shot of Geezerhood?

Cidu Bill on Apr 6th 2014

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A week ago I wouldn’t have thought so; but then I spoke to somebody who insisted that “smarter than the average bear” came from the Chicago Bears.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Flintstones, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 34 responses so far