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The Fusco Brothers Go Arlo (and other stories)

Cidu Bill on Jul 1st 2017

BVCC sent this Fusco Brothers comic for the Arlo file:

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The 4th-wall-breaking reference to how cartoon characters are drawn reminded me of this recent Wizard of Id comic:

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Which in turn had reminded me of this CIDU:

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Is this a meta joke about how, since Arlo’s nose is so cartoonishly large, the mask won’t fit over his face properly?

Filed in Arlo Award, Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Fusco Brothers, J.C. Duffy, Jimmy Johnson, Wizard of Id, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 5 responses so far

Personal Super-Synchroniciy

Cidu Bill on Jun 19th 2017

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A couple of days ago I found myself in the middle of a group of twenty-to-thirty people, all walking together to what I later realized was a Saturday evening showing of Wonder Woman at a monstrously-large London iMax: I counted two Jokers (both new-school), half a dozen Harley Quinns at various levels of sluttiness, two Spider-Men, a Captain America, and other various characters. Oddly enough, only one Wonder Woman.

Filed in Bill Amend, Fox Trot, Harley Quinn, London, Superman, Wonder Woman, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 18 responses so far

Safechronicity

Cidu Bill on Jun 6th 2017

Boise Ed:

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Filed in Mike Lester, Mike du Jour, Mustard and Boloney, baseball, clowns, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 14 responses so far

Don’t blink. Whatever you do, don’t blink.

Cidu Bill on May 7th 2017

Boise Ed sent in this bit of synchronicity, noting “And they’re adjacent in my alphabetically sorted list of comics.”

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Pickles, Real Life Advenures, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 8 responses so far

Classic Synchronicity

Cidu Bill on Apr 27th 2017

Rick: These nearly 60 and 40 year old comics showed up in my feed today.

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Filed in B.C., Garfield, Jim Davis, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 34 responses so far

Everything old is…

Cidu Bill on Apr 4th 2017

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I don’t know whether I’d call it synchronicity, but these two comics (a Nancy from 1955 and today’s F-Minus) share a gag that seems to never, well, get old: “Kids today… they see something that’s from before their time, and they think it’s new.”

Of course, these aren’t the most egregious examples: we’ve all seen comics where kids are astounded by the existence of physical newspapers and books.

Filed in Bill Bickel, F-Minus, Nancy, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 39 responses so far

To know her is to… (synchronicity)

Cidu Bill on Apr 4th 2017

Christian: I’m not sure whether these published the same day, but I saw them the same day. And since the interwebs increasingly make that aspect of time more ambiguous than during the era of hardcopy newspapers, I’m gonna hope it counts.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 7 responses so far

Thursday Morning Synchronicity

Cidu Bill on Mar 23rd 2017

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Blazek, Leigh Rubin, Loose Parts, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 7 responses so far

Do you want to build a half-assed excuse for a snowman?

Cidu Bill on Mar 22nd 2017

Okay, we can’t really call it synchronicity since they appeared two months apart, but this at least deserves an honorable mention:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Guy Gilchrist, Nancy, Tundra, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 6 responses so far

“At night the stars put on a show for free…”

Cidu Bill on Mar 6th 2017

Arthur T.:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Lio, Rose is Rose, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 24 responses so far

Either a Synchronous Geezer Alert, or a Geezerish Synchronicity

Cidu Bill on Feb 23rd 2017

Submission and caption by Andréa:

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Jimmy Johnson, Leigh Rubin, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 24 responses so far

I’m not sure whether you can call it synchronicity when both strips are created by the same crew

Cidu Bill on Feb 5th 2017

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Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, Super Bowl, Wizard of Id, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 9 responses so far

Why did there have to be…?

Cidu Bill on Jan 23rd 2017

These weren’t published on the same day, but Christian Schumann-Curtis saw them on the same day and come on, they certainly deserve some latitude in the synchronicity rules.

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 13 responses so far

Self-referential gag about how their appearance hasn’t changed in 17 years??

Cidu Bill on Jan 13th 2017

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EDITED TO ADD: And if that is the gag, I suppose we had some synchronicity today:

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Filed in Baldo, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Mother Goose and Grimm, comic strips, humor, synchronicity | 17 responses so far

iSynchronicity, sort of, plus Monday Morning Oy

Cidu Bill on Jan 9th 2017

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(I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that these were both published on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone)

Filed in Apple, Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Donald Trump, Scott Hilburn, Steve Jobs, Strange Brew, Strnge Brew, comic strips, comics, humor, iPhone, oy, synchronicity | 8 responses so far

Bathchronicity

Cidu Bill on Jan 5th 2017

This pair of strips, sent to me by Janice, will forevermore define what we mean by comic strip synchronicity…

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Blondie, Frank Cho, Jimmy Johnson, Liberty Meadows, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 17 responses so far

Saturday Morning Synchronicity, Even Though the Comics Both Appeared on Wednesday

Cidu Bill on Dec 10th 2016

Spotted and submitted by Mike Kruger:


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If course, for me either of these comics would be a personal synchronicity on its own: nobody is better at losing cars in parking lots than I am.A few years ago, when I had to buy a new car, my wife ordered the salesman not to let me have a grey one, because I’d never find it. And every time I find my bright blue car in the parking lot — generally after walking up and down the aisles for a while — I thank her.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bliss, F-Minus, Harry Bliss, Tony Carrillo, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 56 responses so far

同步

Cidu Bill on Oct 6th 2016

I hadn’t thought about the closing scene of Chinatown for 30-some years. Then Friday I needed to watch it again (long story). And then yesterday somebody sends me this comic

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and an hour later I see the clip in the middle of this

Filed in Bill Bickel, Chinatown, Waynovision, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 30 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

Skullchronicity

Cidu Bill on Sep 6th 2016

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Hard to say whether this was synchronicity, or somebody from the Hart Factory is just really into skulls.

Filed in B.C., Bill Bickel, Wizard of Id, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 10 responses so far

Seethroughchronicity

Cidu Bill on Jul 31st 2016

Kamino Neko: These were consecutive comics in my feed, making the synchronicity even more obvious…

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Pearls Before Swine, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 5 responses so far

Laughchronicity

Cidu Bill on Jul 19th 2016

Heather D: These two comics came up adjacent on my comics feed this morning.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, Pinkerton, Pooch Cafe, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 27 responses so far

Jackronicity (and CIDU)

Cidu Bill on Apr 28th 2016

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Meanwhile, in my Facebook Newsfeed…

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Whammond, Economist, Jack Nicholson, Reality Check, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 16 responses so far

Syncrewwwnicity

Cidu Bill on Apr 16th 2016

Andréa:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 10 responses so far

Pinnochronicity

Cidu Bill on Apr 1st 2016

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Dave Coverly, Pinnochio, Scott Hilburn, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 24 responses so far