Archive for the 'YouTube' Category

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.”

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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…

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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



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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

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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


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

Rudolph Defies Gravity

Cidu Bill on Dec 19th 2013

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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):

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

Filed in Adam at Home, Bill Bickel, Brian Basset, CIDU, Les Miserables, 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

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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

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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

Pass the candy canes, please..

Cidu Bill on Dec 23rd 2011

Filed in Bill Bickel, Carol of the Bells, Celtic Woman, Christmas, YouTube | 48 responses so far

A Very Calvin and Hobbes Christmas

Cidu Bill on Dec 19th 2011


(Lifted from Nicole’s Facebook page)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, Christmas, YouTube, comics strips, humor, snowmen | 8 responses so far

Fred Karger: “My name is Rick Perry, and I’m ashamed of myself”

Cidu Bill on Dec 10th 2011

And speaking of Fred (”Fred Who?”) Karger… I interviewed him Friday morning. Yes, I know just a couple of months ago I was kind of mocking him — but I’ve since come to realize that I like the guy and most of what he stands for.

The interview will be online Monday.

Filed in Fred Karger, Rick Perry, YouTube | 11 responses so far

Rick Perry Doubles Down: “People don’t have the right to freedom FROM religion”

Cidu Bill on Dec 9th 2011

Filed in Rick Perry, YouTube, religion | 21 responses so far

Last Dictator Standing

Cidu Bill on Dec 2nd 2011

A commercial for a South African fast food chain. For some reason, some customers in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe were not amused (this seems to load very slowly, by the way).

Filed in Bill Bickel, Nando's, YouTube, Zimbabwe | 16 responses so far