Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2016
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Cidu Bill on Mar 27th 2016
Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2015
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)
Cidu Bill on Nov 2nd 2015
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.
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
Cidu Bill on Jul 14th 2015
Cidu Bill on Nov 2nd 2014
Cidu Bill on Dec 14th 2013
Cidu Bill on Nov 17th 2013
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”?
Cidu Bill on Feb 26th 2013
Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2012
Cidu Bill on Apr 10th 2012
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.”
Cidu Bill on Jun 20th 2011
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
Cidu Bill on Apr 22nd 2011
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.”
Cidu Bill on Jan 25th 2011
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.
Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2010
Cidu Bill on Jun 2nd 2010
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.
Cidu Bill on Apr 11th 2010
Jennifer Williams sent this one in as a LOL:
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
Cidu Bill on Mar 20th 2010
Cidu Bill on Nov 8th 2009
Cidu Bill on Aug 25th 2009
If this is what they’re teaching in middle school
then I can understand how Herb can be so abyssmally stupid
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′?”
Cidu Bill on Aug 7th 2009
Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2009
… just toss it out and draw a new one.
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.
Cidu Bill on May 27th 2009
Just wondering… Has anybody ever heard of “flu days”? Other than during this year’s Swine Flu Panic, that is. Seriously, can somebody explain why we’re treating this like Son of the Black Plague? Sure, it can be a dangerous illness — but so can “seasonal flu” (a term apparently nobody needed until this year; think “analog clock”), which so far has killed, no exaggeration, more than one thousand times as many Americans this year as Swine Flu has.New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said yesterday, “Our hearts go out to their families” of two New Yorkers who apparently died from Swine Flu last week, adding “as for everybody who died of other causes last week, hey, life’s a bitch.”