Cidu Bill on May 19th 2016
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Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2016
We’ve all done it: said or written something that seems funny at the time, and then once it’s out in the world we think “OMFG, what was I thinking???”
What I’m wondering is, when comic strip writers send their work into reruns, do they ever look through them first and pull out the ones they regret, or that subsequent events have made baffling (a reference to somebody who was famous for three seconds, or a tribute to somebody who died 3 weeks before the comic originally ran), or are now in bad taste (making fun of somebody who was subsequently killed)? Yes, this would be a bit of work; but to be fair, they’re still getting paid.
Cidu Bill on Oct 22nd 2015
Anybody remember what the original text was?
This week, Stone Soup joined The Meaning of Tina, Peanuts, FBOFW, Peanuts, Fox Trot, Doonesbury, PreTeena, and Boondocks (which only ran originally for about a week and a half before Aaron McGruder got bored) as daily strips that are no longer being written, but are still running as repeats (or, as they’re euphemistically billed, “classics”).
(quick disclaimers: a couple of these strips still have new Sunday strips, and I’m not sure PreTeena repeats are still running — I deleted it from my bookmarks after the first rerun run completed)
Am I missing any? And are you for or against the practice of repeating old strips instead of replacing them with new strips? Granted, for most of us, who get our comics online, this makes little or no practical difference: but it would be nice, I think, if some new artists rather than Charles Schulz’s estate could make a few bucks.
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Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2013
… especially since everybody else was there Friday night.
This week’s Tom Batiuk Award for Stunningly Inadequate Research goes to…
Cidu Bill on Sep 27th 2013
Is there any non-offensive interpretation to this comic (and what precisely is the joke)?
The arc goes downhill from here, suggesting that John Forgetta’s total knowledge of Jews comes from Rhoda reruns.
Cidu Bill on Jun 28th 2013
Are the generalizations in the second and third panels based in fact? Because my observations tell me they are not.
Cidu Bill on Jan 30th 2013
Has anybody ever referred to a single person adopting a child as “having a child out of wedlock”?
(and of course this rerun strip carries some unintentional foreshadowing, since years later Lila will adopt Annie)
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The Meaning of Lila is a gag-a-day strip that never gets more serious than Lila spending too much money on shoes: a fairly shallow strip about very shallow people. The current storyline involved Lila’s best friend getting into an auto accident and losing her unborn baby — yet still retaining the gag-a-day format!
Seriously, what the hell…?
This is not to say that humorous strips can’t delve into serious topics. There have been many well-written examples, including a Calvin and Hobbes sequence about a dead bird. But this is just so out of left field and inappropriate for this particular strip. I mean, even Funky Winkerbean hasn’t made jokes about dead babies yet.
The story arc begins here.
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Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009
Just for the record, Lila on the left, her gay pal Boyd on the right, and Boyd’s boyfriend Jamey in the middle. Now granted I’m not up on my homosexual etiquette, but is there some reason Lila’s referring to Jamey as “her”?
Cidu Bill on Jan 17th 2009
Is this some stereotype I’ve never heard before, that gay men shuffle when they walk? Eighty-six-year-old gay men yeah, but…
Cidu Bill on Oct 31st 2008