Archive for the 'Meaning of Lila' Category

NRA

Cidu Bill on Aug 16th 2016

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This strip’s only a couple of days old. Is he saying “I’m putting a hit out on her,” like Trump sort of maybe did when he kind of who-the-hell-knows-anymore suggested that NRA members and Second Amendment supporters take out Hillary?

If we can not turn this into a political discussion, that would be grand.

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The strip is in rerun mode, meaning nobody caught this TWICE

Cidu Bill on May 19th 2016

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Yes, this is just as horrible the second time around

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2016

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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.

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Old Comics Never Die

Cidu Bill on Oct 22nd 2015

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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.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Boondocks, Doonesbury, For Better and For Worse, Fox Trot, Meaning of Lila, Mutt and Jeff, Peanuts, Pope Francis, Preteena, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, zombie comics | 37 responses so far

Sorry, Lila’s still right

Cidu Bill on Sep 8th 2015

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I don’t suppose anybody remembers what the line was the first time this ran?

Cidu Bill on Sep 7th 2015

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Should I be worried that I don’t get it?

Cidu Bill on Jul 9th 2015

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Wouldn’t Lila not remembering her mother’s voice suggest Lila had Alzheimer’s?

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Sunday Funnies: LOL, Ides of March

Cidu Bill on Mar 15th 2015

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Lola:

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Is “Baby Boob Generation” something anybody’s ever actually said?

Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2014

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Let alone medically accurate?

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Not so fast…

Cidu Bill on Nov 14th 2013

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Not following the logic at the end…

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I find it a bit disconcerting when a ”rerun” strip sometimes gets updated and sometimes doesn’t

Cidu Bill on Oct 29th 2013

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Live… from the temple… it’s Saturday Night!

Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2013

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… especially since everybody else was there Friday night.

This week’s Tom Batiuk Award for Stunningly Inadequate Research goes to…

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CIDJew

Cidu Bill on Sep 27th 2013

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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.

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Save the Date

Cidu Bill on Jun 28th 2013

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Are the generalizations in the second and third panels based in fact? Because my observations tell me they are not.

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Um…

Cidu Bill on Jan 30th 2013

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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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Friday Morning Ewww - December 14

Cidu Bill on Dec 14th 2012

These both fall into the “don’t want to think about it” category

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, Meaning of Lila, Pardon My Planet, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Swimsuit

Cidu Bill on Jul 26th 2011

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What makes this a “gay thing”?

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The Meaning of Licking (Arlo or Not?)

Cidu Bill on Aug 30th 2010

Continue Reading »

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The Meanness of Lila

Cidu Bill on May 14th 2010

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And… I am done with this one.

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Buzzkill of the Month

Cidu Bill on May 5th 2010

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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It’s All Coming Back to Lila Now

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2009

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People routinely mistake Boyd for Lila??

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Celine Dion, Meaning of Lila, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Well, Just… Ouch.

Cidu Bill on Feb 26th 2009

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So because Boyd is gay he uses tampons?? I can’t imagine even Ann Coulter suggesting something like this.

Okay, maybe…

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Hate Her

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

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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”?

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The Lila Shuffle

Cidu Bill on Jan 17th 2009

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Is this some stereotype I’ve never heard before, that gay men shuffle when they walk? Eighty-six-year-old gay men yeah, but…

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Meaning of Lila, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Sarah Antoinette Palin

Cidu Bill on Oct 31st 2008

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Halloween, Marie Antoinette, Meaning of Lila, Sarah Palin, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far