Archive for the 'Stone Soup' Category

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 few days off from being true synchronicity, but…

Cidu Bill on Sep 25th 2016

(though, being a Sunday strip, the Stone Soup was probably submitted first, much to Ms. Eliot’s frustration)

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Whamond, Jan Eliot, Reality Check, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 5 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, April 24, 2016

Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cornered, Dave Coverly, Jan Eliot, Mike Baldwin, Speed Bump, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 29 responses so far

Okay, somebody please help the Jewish kid out here…

Cidu Bill on Mar 27th 2016

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Don’t you just dye the shells?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Easter, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 23 responses so far

Let’s have a show of hands…

Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2015

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How many of us got an honest-to-goodness ad-filled Sunday newspaper delivered yesterday (or Saturday, in some cities)?

(Stone Soup is in repeats Monday through Saturday, but this one is new)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Stone Soup, newspapers | 35 responses so far

I hope not.

Cidu Bill on Nov 2nd 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Halloween, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 37 responses so far

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

Arlo? Just Nasty?

Cidu Bill on Jul 14th 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, November 2, 2014

Cidu Bill on Nov 2nd 2014

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Blazek, Dave Coverly, Jan Eliot, Loose Parts, Speed Bump, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor, lol, xkcd | 7 responses so far

Okay, I admit, there might be a lot about this Santa thing I don’t understand…

Cidu Bill on Dec 14th 2013

but Holly’s in middle school, right?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Christmas, Jan Eliot, Santa Claus, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 10 responses so far

Cosmetics I Don’t Understand

Cidu Bill on Nov 17th 2013

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Is there something specific about this item, or is this just “after a week of mocking beauty care products, she bought the craziest thing Jan Eliot could think of”?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 7 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

Treats

Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2012

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Is this something banks actually do?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dogs, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, banks, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

Before-They-Were-Born Synchronicity

Cidu Bill on Apr 10th 2012

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And a personal observation: It occurred to me a couple of years ago, after my aunt passed away, that there is no longer any member of my family with first-hand memory of the Holocaust. Just like that, it became an “historical event.”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Edge City, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 33 responses so far

LOL - June 20

Cidu Bill on Jun 20th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Hilary B. Price, Jan Eliot, Mutt and Jeff, Pearls Before Swine, Rhymes With Orange, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 14 responses so far

Trees

Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2011

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Clearly cutting down trees is not ecologically wise; but “but not like this” implies some sort of apparent contradiction, as opposed to “this is an example of what not to do.”

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 43 responses so far

Cop Out

Cidu Bill on Jan 25th 2011

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I could understand both Holly’s and Val’s reactions here if Holly had said “a f****** cop-out.” But she didn’t. So I don’t.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

Saturday Morning Ewww

Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, Jan Eliot, Rina Piccolo, Rubes, Stone Soup, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, fiber, humor | 10 responses so far

Any Stone Soup Fans Out There?

Cidu Bill on Jun 2nd 2010

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Is this a retcon? I was always under the impression that Val’s husband died from some unspecified illness. This is certainly the first indictaion I’ve seen that he was in the military.
That being said, I think I like this version better.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 15 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL April 11

Cidu Bill on Apr 11th 2010

Jennifer Williams sent this one in as a LOL:

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but honestly it annoyed me when I first read it: usually, Alix displays a lack of sexual knowledge more appropriate for a child even younger than her ten years; what’s she doing making egg jokes now? Continue Reading »

Filed in 2 Cups, Abstruse Goose, Bill Bickel, Jan Eliot, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Stone Soup, Tetris, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, gagh, humor, lol | 30 responses so far

”Imply.”

Cidu Bill on Mar 20th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, grammar, humor | 43 responses so far

First of the Season

Cidu Bill on Nov 8th 2009

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Wait, wait, I get it… It’s because global warming means everything gets warm!

Filed in Bill Bickel, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, global warming, humor | 23 responses so far

Rithmatic

Cidu Bill on Aug 25th 2009

If this is what they’re teaching in middle school

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then I can understand how Herb can be so abyssmally stupid
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 Of course, this doesn’t explain why Heart was learning differential calculus of whatever it was in second grade a few months back…


Pinny points out, by the way, that “the flash card reads ‘9×5′ in all three panels. Why is she asking for ‘5×8′ and even ‘5×9′?”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Heart of the City, Herb and Jamaal, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor, math | 38 responses so far

Spiral

Cidu Bill on Aug 7th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

If you have to edit the point out of a strip…

Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2009

… just toss it out and draw a new one.

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I mean clearly, this was supposed to be “How do middle-aged people have sex?” “Reproduce” doesn’t make any sense, isn’t funny, and really doesn’t warrant Val’s coffee-spilling reaction.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far