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Rhymes With Trek

Cidu Bill on Oct 10th 2017

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Yes, I understand the concept of limited data, but…

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Hilary B. Price, Rhymes With Orange, Star Trek, comic strips, comics, humor | 32 responses so far

To boldly go where you’ve already gone before… [OT]

Cidu Bill on Sep 24th 2017

In honor of tonight’s premiere of Star Trek: Disaster…

Has there ever been a good prequel? I’m not talking about the odd cases such as Godfather 2, where they were simply filming another section of the novel, but stories (such as “the first Star Wars trilogy”), written years later, that lead up to the original.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Star Trek, television | 78 responses so far

Darmok

Cidu Bill on Aug 29th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Star Trek, Winnie the Pooh, humor | 101 responses so far

Logical — but what’s the joke?

Cidu Bill on Jul 15th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, CIDU, Star Trek, comic strips, comics, humor | 56 responses so far

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Cidu Bill on Jan 8th 2016

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I assume this is a reference to the “time passes more slowly as you approach the speed of light” thing, even though that doesn’t apply the way Federation starships travel.

But as to the joke itself… that’s not how cell phone minutes work, is it? They count how many minutes you’ve been talking, not how many minutes you’ve had the phone. Unless each minute he talks counts as multiple minutes here on Earth??

Oh my.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Reality Check, Star Trek, The Squirrel Must Die, comic strips, comics, humor | 36 responses so far

What the Trek…?

Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2014

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, John Deering, Star Trek, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor, texting | 18 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL July 29

Cidu Bill on Jul 29th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Close to Home, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cyanide and Happiness, John McPherson, Mark Parisi, New Yorker, Off the Mark, Spock, Star Trek, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 14 responses so far

3½ to Beam Up

Cidu Bill on Jul 6th 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Star Trek, humor | 21 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL November 20

Cidu Bill on Nov 20th 2011

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Filed in Abstruse Goose, Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Brevity, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Guy & Rodd, Jimmy Johnson, Peanuts, Star Trek, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 14 responses so far

I’m a doctor, not a safecracker

Cidu Bill on May 26th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Star Trek, User Friendly, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Self-Destruct

Cidu Bill on Apr 13th 2011

If my cell phone is ever lost or stolen, I can text a certain password to my phone number and all information on the phone will be deleted. The only thing geeker than wishing I remembered Captain Kirk’s command code to initiate the Enterprise’s self-destruct sequence, so I could use that as my password, would be remembering Captain Kirk’s command code to initiate the Enterprise’s self-destruct sequence.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Star Trek, cell phones | 43 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL September 19

Cidu Bill on Sep 19th 2010

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Filed in Abstruse Goose, Adobe, Beetle Bailey, Bill Bickel, Brevity, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Coverly, Guy & Rodd, Karl Marx, Lio, Mark Tatulli, Mike Peters, Mother Goose, Pardon My Planet, Speed Bump, Star Trek, Vic Lee, clowns, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 26 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL-May 30

Cidu Bill on May 30th 2010

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Cyanide and Happiness, Francesco Marciuliano, Medium Large, Mike Peters, Mother Goose, Pardon My Planet, Pearls Before Swine, Scott Hilburn, Star Trek, Stephan Pastis, Vic Lee, banks, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, xkcd | 30 responses so far

Worst Endings Ever, and Sunday’s Lost Finale

Cidu Bill on May 21st 2010

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I’m hoping for a good send-off — the writing has certainly improved over the past couple of seasons — but realistically I don’t think there’s any way they can tie everything together in a way that makes any sense: they spent too much time throwing in everything including the kitchen sink, the bathroom sink, and the toilet down the hall. Maybe they’ll just streamline the ton of series mythology, ignoring 95% of it. Maybe they’ll try to fit all the pieces together and end up with an X Files type mess.

Or a Battlestar Galactica style “Yeah, we really have no idea either.”

Or maybe the writers actually had a plan all along (though isn’t that what they said about the Cylons, until they didn’t?), and we’re in for a glorious, stunning finale.

I’m not holding my breath, though.

A couple of years ago, we discussed worst-ever television endings. There were 68 comments and to spare anybody from repeating themselves now, I’m tacking this onto the old discussion rather than starting a new one.


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So Grandpa Jim will remain on death’s door for eternity. How uplifting.

This monstrosity made me think about the worst television endings ever. I doubt there are many Star Trek fans who wouldn’t name Enterprise’s finale as one of the worst ever. Quantum Leap was another stinker.

Of course, a great many television series simply go off the air and don’t have finales at all — and some go on for too many seasons and stink so bad by the end that any finale is a mercy killing (I’m sure some of you are thinking FBOFW falls into this category, so I’ll save you the trouble of pointing that out) — but the question before us here is: Worst television finale ever (or to put it in a more trendy way, worst. television. finale. ever.)

Filed in Battlestar Galactica, Bill Bickel, Doug Bratton, Enterprise, For Better or For Worse, Lost, Lynn Johnston, Pop Culture Shock Therapy, Quantum Leap, Star Trek, X Files, comic strips, comics, humor, television | 117 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL May 16

Cidu Bill on May 16th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, Cyanide and Happiness, Guy & Rodd, New Yorker, Star Trek, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 20 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL-May 9

Cidu Bill on May 9th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, Dave Blazek, Dave Coverly, Dave Whamond, F-Minus, Garfield, Guy & Rodd, Jim Davis, Loose Parts, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Reality Check, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Speed Bump, Star Trek, Tony Carrillo, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 25 responses so far

VIDU

Cidu Bill on Mar 9th 2010

Several people sent me this (to me personally that is, not to CIDU) telling me how funny it was.
They neglected to tell me why.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Star Trek, YouTube, videos | 36 responses so far

Funky-D

Cidu Bill on Jan 15th 2010

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S.P. Charles: I actually understand what Funky’s talking about; but WTF on so many levels… Is this strip supposed to make some sort of sense, or has Tom Batiuk gone Pat Robinson-crazy?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Funky Winkerbean, Star Trek, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics, humor, trellium-d | 26 responses so far

For the Post-Christmas Awww Files

Cidu Bill on Dec 31st 2009

Keera: I can so relate to today’s “The Buckets”; I got the same movie, too, for Christmas. I do have one gripe: “Star Wars” was never set in the future, only in a galaxy far, far away.

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Filed in Awww, Bill Bickel, Buckets, Star Trek, Star Wars, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

LOL-November 16

Cidu Bill on Nov 16th 2009

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Filed in Abstruse Goose, Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Dave Blazek, Diet Coke, Francesco Marciuliano, Funky Winkerbean, Jimmy Johnson, Loose Parts, Mark Parisi, Medium Large, Mentos, Off the Mark, Robert Frost, Star Trek, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 36 responses so far

This Is Not Logical

Cidu Bill on Sep 20th 2009

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Is there anything here other than the incongruity of Spock wanting to be called Mister Hot Stuff? Maybe a reference to the fact that in the Star Trek reboot he seems to be in a permanent state of pon farr?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Pardon My Planet, Spock, Star Trek, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

LOL-December 8

Cidu Bill on Dec 8th 2008

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Shortly before this LOL entry went online, both Grant Y and Nicole suggested this one for the Arlo Page)


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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Christmas, Flying McCoys, Francesco Marciuliano, Garfield, George W. Bush, Jim Davis, John Deering, Lio, Luann, Mark Tatulli, Medium Large, Modern World, Rubik's Cube, Santa Claus, Sarah Palin, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Scott Hilburn, Sex in the City, Star Trek, Strange Brew, Tom Tomorrow, Zach Weiner, aliens, bras, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, elves, golf, humor, lol, politics, xkcd | 22 responses so far

Que??

Cidu Bill on Apr 7th 2008

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They’re translating. Got it. But what’s the joke?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Candorville, Darrin Bell, Star Trek, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far