Archive for the 'Zits' Category

Connie loses her mind again

Cidu Bill on Dec 11th 2017

connie.JPG

To be fair, though, we might be insane as well if we had a kid who’s been a teenager for 20-plus years.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor, unaccountable anger | 13 responses so far

Commando

Cidu Bill on Nov 15th 2017

cmmando.JPG

Why would Connie possibly think that’s what the word means? And why would she think anybody could tell by looking at her that she wasn’t carrying a cell phone? And wouldn’t Jeremy be even more mortified than Walt by the thought?

I’m probably missing a few questions, but these will do for a start.

And this is one day removed from synchronicity with Luann’s Commando Tara story line (still ongoing, and possibly headed into uncomfortable territory if it means a return to Creepy Leslie and his mother issues).

luann1.JPGluann2.JPG

Filed in Bill Bickel, Greg Evans, Luann, Zits, cell phones, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 37 responses so far

Any idea what Connie’s so upset about?

Cidu Bill on Sep 25th 2017

television.JPG

Or is this just yet another candidate for the “unaccountable anger” tag?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor, unaccountable anger | 20 responses so far

Isn’t August 16 a bit late to be running this?

Cidu Bill on Aug 16th 2017

august16.JPG

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

She

Cidu Bill on Aug 8th 2017

Voodoo Chicken: Not a CIDU, but wondering if people do this with their phones? I have heard of people assign gender and even names to their cars, so it does not seem like a stretch that they may name their phones. Computers and smartphones do get device names, but people tend to just leave them on default or of the variety “Bob’s phone” to figure out which device it is when plugged into a computer.

It seems like a millennial thing to do, if I’m stereotyping.

she.gif

Well, who but a millennials, who grew up with computers and smart phones, could be naming them?

That aside, I’ve never heard of anybody naming their device — and I think referring to it as “she” is even more unlikely.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 40 responses so far

Body Image

Cidu Bill on Jul 28th 2017

body.GIF
Did anybody else find this kind of unsettling? Jeremy’s actions, Sara’s reaction, Jeremy and Hector’s discussion, all of it… It’s like something that might have run in the forties or fifties, and not in a good way.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics | 33 responses so far

Okay, I don’t mean to sound crude here, but…

Cidu Bill on Apr 20th 2017

cleavage.PNG
… wouldn’t the whole “cleavage” discussion make a bit more sense if she weren’t essentially Olive Oyl with bumps?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Olive Oyl, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

It’s beginning to sound a lot like…

Cidu Bill on Feb 7th 2017

christmas-music.PNG

Andréa sent this with the notation “It could happen.” Actually the strip ran — and she sent it to me — last week, but I guess that hardly makes a difference.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, Dave Whamond, Reality Check, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor, zombie comics, zombies | 26 responses so far

Slow

Cidu Bill on Feb 6th 2017

slow.PNG

A Midwestern February “moves slowly”? Is that a thing?

Maybe something people say in the Midwest?

And is this the first time they’ve ever (somewhat) established where the Duncan family lives?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

Not to be culinarily pedantic here, but…

Cidu Bill on Jan 29th 2017

… don’t you need milk to make pancakes?

Unless she’s using some just-add-water mix, in which case she’s not doing him any favors…

breakfast.gif

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 34 responses so far

Of course that’s why there’s Kindle

Cidu Bill on Jan 23rd 2017

books.gif

A while back my wife said to me “You’re reading an actual physical book??”

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

Is this actually translatable?

Cidu Bill on Jan 18th 2017

emoji.gif

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, emoji, humor | 25 responses so far

I need to know what this means as a matter of principal

Cidu Bill on Nov 23rd 2016

cidu-nov23-zits.gif

Yeah, I should work on that subject line…

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 6 responses so far

Boyfriend Jail

Cidu Bill on Sep 14th 2016

cidu-zits-boyfriendjail.gif

Because he’s stuck waiting for his girlfriend while she tries on clothing? And if so, why does she have a problem with his saying so?

Or is this one of those “comic strip characters getting angry for no rational reason” things (which should probably have its own tag by now)?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 25 responses so far

You know, maybe I was just a bad parent…

Cidu Bill on Jul 30th 2016

… but it never would have occurred to me to go ballistic at the thought of one of my kids getting grass stains on a new pair of sneakers.

 grass.gif

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

That’s why he’s saying it, dummy

Cidu Bill on Jun 26th 2016

embarrass1.gif

I explained this to my son once: mothers embarrass you without meaning to, while fathers do it on purpose.

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

Words With Friends

Cidu Bill on May 3rd 2016

wordswithfriends.gif

I lasted about a week with this, until I learned there were a number of ways to “legally cheat,” and in fact the game’s financial model relied on the company selling some of those cheats.

Regarding the comic itself, where’s the internal logic of Jeremy knowing that word?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Words With Friends, Zits, comics, comics strips, humor | 61 responses so far

He’s focusing on the shirt??

Cidu Bill on Apr 26th 2016

cidu-zits-shirt.gif

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

Closecrownicity

Cidu Bill on Mar 31st 2016

Off by one day. I’ll accept it.

crow-mark.PNG

crows-zits.gif

Filed in Bill Bickel, Off the Mark, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 35 responses so far

Fry

Cidu Bill on Mar 3rd 2016

cidu-fry.gif

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 30 responses so far

Does he think it’s a Volkswagen??

Cidu Bill on Dec 3rd 2015

regular.gif

Or is he just, you know, a complete moron?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Zits, Zorro, comic strips, comics, humor, zombie comics | 25 responses so far

Jeremy’s mother has a selfie stick???

Cidu Bill on Nov 14th 2015

selfie.gif

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 37 responses so far

Zits gets away with one

Cidu Bill on Oct 24th 2015

arlo-zits.gif

Filed in Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 33 responses so far

Is the joke here that Jeremy’s an absolute moron?

Cidu Bill on Oct 14th 2015

cidu-zits-headphonejack.gif

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 13 responses so far

I just want to say one word to you. Just one word…

Cidu Bill on Oct 8th 2015

oct-zits-fruit.gif

I see this as saying Jeremy’s never seen a piece of fruit that doesn’t come wrapped in plastic, which defies credibility. Especially since Jeremy now seems to work in a grocery store, suggesting that he changes jobs every couple of days the same way Mutt and Jeff do.

And none of the fruit we see in this scene is wrapped in plastic.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Zits, comic strips, comics, humor | 38 responses so far