Archive for the 'New York City' Category

Golda Meir Plaza, the home of the Best Halal Food

Cidu Bill on May 31st 2014

Only in America.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Golda Meir, New York City, halal | 38 responses so far

Christmas Comic That Might Have Made Us Laugh Out Loud 75 Years Ago

Cidu Bill on Dec 22nd 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, Christmas trees, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Fiorello LaGuardia, New York City, New Yorker, comics, humor, lol | 16 responses so far

Subways

Cidu Bill on Apr 12th 2013

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And the metatext is “About one in three North American subway stops are in NYC.”

So?

Filed in New York City, comic strips, comics, humor, subways, xkcd | 58 responses so far

Black

Cidu Bill on Feb 26th 2013

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I don’t know where she’s been, but I’ve been to New York; and huh???

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jan Eliot, New York City, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

New York, New York, It’s a Hell of a Town

Cidu Bill on Jul 6th 2012

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I saw this and I got to wondering… is this still how out-of-towners think about of New York City?

Okay, I was going to say a few words on the subject, but it turned into an editorial, so I moved it over here where it makes more sense…

Filed in Adam Huber, Bill Bickel, Bug Martini, CJA, New York City | Comments Off

Little Mosque in the Big City

Cidu Bill on Aug 11th 2010

New Yorkers, opportunistic politicians, and the ignorant and intolerant are up in arms over plans to build a multi-story mosque just blocks from the site of the World Trade Center. Well, not a multi-story mosque exactly, more like a community center open to the public (sort of a YMMA), which includes a prayer room, but let’s not let facts get in the way of hysteria.

The two Egyptian men behind the plan say it’s meant as a statement against extremism, to bridge the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims. A Tea Party spokesman calls it a memorial to the 9/11 hijackers.

An upcoming ad campaign, to appear on New York City buses, will demand that the city prohibit the building from being constructed. The ads will show pictures of one of the planes hitting the World Trade Center.

A spokesperson for the group paying for the ads said that being allowed to run the ads is a victory for free speech and tolerance.

A victory for free speech and tolerance.

The sound you hear is George Orwell turning over in his grave.

As an American, this all disgusts me. And it’s stupid as well as wrong, because what we’re telling the Muslim world that we think of every Muslim as our enemy.

As a Jew, the fact that so many Jewish groups are joining the hysteria troubles me. And it’s stupid as well, because traditionally, when a government looks for excuses to single out and discriminate against a religious group, it tends to be the Jews. Letting hysteria decide where Muslims can’t build… is that a precedent we really want to support? Hatred of Muslims is just the flavor of the week: anti-Semitism endures.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Islam, Judaism, Muslims, New York City, discrimination, media, mosques, politics, religion | 83 responses so far

Why New York is Different From the Rest of the World

Cidu Bill on Aug 9th 2010

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In Ohio this t-shirt would imply “anger management issues”?? In New York, assuming the pizza place was reasonably popular, a t-shirt with this sort of attitude would sell like, well, New York pizza.

That being said, of course… a piece of pizza? I’ve never heard that before in my life. Once again, Batiuk is apparently making up a phrase for the sake of basing a gag around it. Dude, that’s not how puns work.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Funky Winkerbean, New York City, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor, pizza | 79 responses so far