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Reposting this for W. W., who objected to my timing when I posted it last month: hot enough for you now? (and also dedicated to James)

Cidu Bill on Aug 3rd 2017

Filed in Bill Bickel, Kiss Me Kate, YouTube | 27 responses so far

In case you feel inclined to complain about today’s heat…

Cidu Bill on Jul 20th 2017

Just for the record, I had this queued up for today several months ago (for those of you nowhere near the United States middle-Atlantic states, this is hottest day of 2017’s hottest week)

Filed in Bill Bickel, YouTube | 15 responses so far

For the Start of the Beach Season

Cidu Bill on May 26th 2017

Filed in Bill Bickel, Donald Duck, Mickel Mouse, YouTube, humor | 19 responses so far

[OT] B.A.: “Where you going?” “Barcelona.”

Cidu Bill on Apr 3rd 2017

B.A.: This scene has been puzzling me for the past 11 years. What is the joke about the dogs? Rose seems to recognize it as a joke, so it’s not a case of the Doctor losing his mind. Maybe a British thing?

Thanks in advance for any insight.

CIDU Bill: Just a reminder that I will not put your name in the subject line unless you explicitly tell me I can.

Filed in Barcelona, Bill Bickel, Doctor Who, YouTube | 15 responses so far

Play Ball!

Cidu Bill on Apr 2nd 2017

Not a CIDU, not really an LOL, just… it’s opening day.

And just as a bonus…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Centerfield, New Yorker, YouTube, baseball, comic strips, comics, humor | 11 responses so far

Merry Christmas

Cidu Bill on Dec 24th 2016

Filed in Bill Bickel, Celtic Women, Christmas, YouTube | 4 responses so far

Happy Chanukah

Cidu Bill on Dec 24th 2016

Filed in Bill Bickel, Brenaked Ladies, Chanukah, YouTube | 3 responses so far

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Cidu Bill on Dec 16th 2016

Filed in Bill Bickel, Idina Menzel, Michael Bublé, YouTube | 30 responses so far

The Funniest Joke Jack Lemmon Ever Heard

Cidu Bill on Sep 24th 2016

I don’t get it.

Unless it’s just not funny — though I assume if it’s the funniest joke Jack Lemmon ever heard, there has to be something there.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Jack Lemmon, YouTube, humor | 25 responses so far

A Geezer reference too esoteric even for me

Cidu Bill on Sep 23rd 2016

Submitted (and explained) by Andréa:


Filed in Bill Bickel, Cheech and Chong, Dave Whammond, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Relity Check, YouTube, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

1981… well, you know…

Cidu Bill on Sep 4th 2016


And for all you non-geezers out there…

And just for the heck of it…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Whamond, Hey Geezers! Comics!, I Love Lucy, Reality Check, Toni Basil, Weird Al Yankovic, YouTube, comics comic strips, humor | 28 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Aug 10th 2016


This one’s guaranteed never to become dated.

And now just for the heck of it…

Filed in Bill Bickel, New Yorker, Randy Newman, YouTube, comics, humor | 35 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Jul 16th 2016


I know we’ve discussed this Bob Thaves strip here (twice, I think); but I thought I’d add this song just for the hell of it.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bob Thaves, Frank and Ernest, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, YouTube, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

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