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Mots croisés [ hors sujet ] [Off Topic]

Cidu Bill on May 2nd 2016

B.A. writes: “I know this is way off-topic — but if anybody can answer this, it would be somebody here:

“In the 1939 Maurice Chevalier song “Paris sera toujours Paris” (”Paris will always be Paris”), he sings about all the wartime difficulties Paris is enduring including darkness, rationing, and… having to make do with 4×4 crossword puzzles, which apparently was enough of a thing to warrant mentioning.

“Was this because of newsprint shortages? Ink shortages? All the good crossword-puzzle writers working for the war effort?


“I’m attaching a video of somebody who is not Maurice Chevalier.”

Filed in Maurice Chevalier, OT, Paris, YouTube | 28 responses so far

Time for this again…

Cidu Bill on Jul 19th 2015

Filed in Bill Bickel, Cole Porter, YouTube | 20 responses so far

Flashback: In honor of Carly Fiorina joining the presidential race, this post from March 15, 2010

Cidu Bill on May 4th 2015

I don’t care what anybody says: Carly Fiorina’s new attack ad

doesn’t even approach her first attack ad

Filed in Bill Bickel, Carly Fiorina, YouTube, demon sheep, politics | 36 responses so far

Halloween to the Max

Cidu Bill on Oct 29th 2014

Yesterday, CarolZ recommended this Max Fleischer cartoon for Halloween viewing.

(Also here)

I’d like to add this Fleischer classic to the list:

(Also here

Filed in Betty Boop, Bill Bickel, Halloween, Max Fleischer, YouTube, cartoons | 3 responses so far

This is Halloween

Cidu Bill on Oct 27th 2014

And this is what happens when people have way too much time on their hands…

If the video doesn’t load/play, please click here

Filed in Bill Bickel, Halloween, Nightmare Before Christmas, YouTube | 8 responses so far

Boobs I Don’t Understand

Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2014

Okay, now that the kids have gone to bed…

Singer/actress Kristen Chenoweth likes to tell the story of doing A Chorus Line in her Bible Belt Oklahoma home town, where the musical references to “tits and ass” were troublesome. The solution: change the phrase to “boobs and butt.”

She’s serious about this, and in fact when telling the story, won’t even speak the word “tits.”

Okay, “butt” for “ass” I can understand. But seriously, is “boobs” such a vast improvement over “tits” that she doesn’t see anything strange about this?

The original:

The “safe” version:

Filed in A Chorus Line, Bill Bickel, Broadway, Kristen Chenoweth, YouTube | 76 responses so far

Doctor Who Meets Rocky Horror

Cidu Bill on Jul 8th 2014

Filed in Bill Bickel, Doctor Who, Rocky Horror, YouTube, humor | 7 responses so far

Father’s Day on Broadway

Cidu Bill on Jun 15th 2014

The musical theatre doesn’t seem to have many songs devoted to fathers, and even fewer of them sung by sons…

(If this doesn’t play, please click here)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Father's Day, Once Upon a Mattress, YouTube | 10 responses so far

Dvořák’s Latest Video

Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2014

(If you don’t see the video, click here)

I’m trying to decide whether I like or hate the concept. It’s certainly going to color how I listen to this symphony in the future (as many videos do).

The rationale behind the video is here.

Filed in Dvořák, YouTube, music | 44 responses so far

In Honor of Tonight’s Astronomical Event

Cidu Bill on Apr 15th 2014

Filed in Bill Bickel, YouTube | 10 responses so far

Superman and Gravity

Cidu Bill on Apr 6th 2014

If it doesn’t work, click here

Filed in Bill Bickel, Gravity, Superman, YouTube, humor | 13 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, December 29, 2013

Cidu Bill on Dec 29th 2013

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After-comic: “If you’ve done nothing wrong, you don’t need the first part of the joke”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, John Deering, New Year's Eve, New Yorker, Strange Brew, YouTube, Zorro, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 11 responses so far

Merry Christmas, mein Freund

Cidu Bill on Dec 25th 2013

(If the embedded YouTube isn’t working, click here)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, Snoopy, YouTube | 3 responses so far

Rudolph Defies Gravity

Cidu Bill on Dec 19th 2013

(If the YouTube screen doesn’t work, click here)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Wicked, YouTube | 3 responses so far

Sally’s Song (from The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Cidu Bill on Oct 31st 2013

I thought this was worth dusting off…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Halloween, Nightmare Before Christmas, YouTube | 6 responses so far

Forget Snow White’s Step-Mother…

Cidu Bill on May 12th 2013

This is Disney’s greatest “Mother From Hell”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Disney, Mother's Day, Rapunzel, Tangled, YouTube | 13 responses so far

You Go, Adam!

Cidu Bill on Feb 7th 2013

Perhaps the “Twinkee Madness” comic (see two minutes ago) is somehow explained by this previous strip, which is also a CIDU (unless Adam is just saying that Victor Hugo novels are very long, which isn’t much of a joke either for Adam or Basset):


But that being said, this is all manner of awesome:

Filed in Adam at Home, Bill Bickel, Brian Basset, CIDU, Victor Hugo, YouTube, comic strips, comics, humor | 37 responses so far

Carol of the Bells

Cidu Bill on Dec 24th 2012

Just give me a candy cane and let me listen to this.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, YouTube, songs | 6 responses so far

Okay, this isn’t ENTIRELY relevant to Friday’s end-of-the-world prophesy; but what the hell…

Cidu Bill on Dec 20th 2012

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hell, Rowan Atkinson, YouTube, humor | 8 responses so far

Unpleasant Synchronicity of the Day

Cidu Bill on Jun 22nd 2012


Oh, and just for the heck of it… a related musical interlude:

Filed in Adam Huber, Bill Bickel, Bug Martini, Cyanide and Happiness, Lion King, YouTube, comic strips, comics, humor, proctologists, synchronicity | 6 responses so far

Too Darn Hot

Cidu Bill on Jun 21st 2012

Filed in Bill Bickel, Cole Porter, Kiss Me Kate, YouTube | 18 responses so far

At Least It’s Not a Gremlin…

Cidu Bill on May 21st 2012


Don’t you hate when that happens? I don’t see the joke, though.

And am I the only person “of a certain age” who was reminded of this?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Chuck McCann, F-Minus, Right Guard, Tony Carrillo, YouTube, comic strips, comics, commercials, humor | 29 responses so far

Sunday Morning LOL: Video Follow-up

Cidu Bill on May 13th 2012

Janice, who sent the XKCD strip in this morning’s LOL collection, also sent this “live” version:

And just for the heck of it, here’s the original:

Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Gilbert and Sullivan, YouTube, lol, videos, xkcd | 6 responses so far

I’m just finding it hard to wrap my head around the concept that a bunch of people sat around in a room and said ”You know what sounds like a GOOD idea?…”

Cidu Bill on Feb 6th 2012

A postscript, of sorts

Filed in Bill Bickel, Pete Hoekstra, YouTube, politics | 41 responses so far

I can’t quite decide: Is this video really cool, or really creepy?

Cidu Bill on Dec 29th 2011

(There’s no option for “both,” because that answer would leave me no better off than I am now)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bruno Mars, Leonard Nimoy, YouTube | 26 responses so far