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July 4, 2007

Special 4th of July Edition, Part 2

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Mr Boffo, parking meter — Cidu Bill @ 12:09 am


But what’s, you know, the actual joke here?


  1. Pure schadenfreude? How many people will put down the paper and look anxiously out of the coffeehouse window to see if they’ve suddenly gotten a ticket? Well, probably none, but if your comic strip isn’t actually funny, you might as well take whatever dark pleasure from it you can.

    Comment by sinblossom — July 4, 2007 @ 1:34 am

  2. Maybe it’s a sign of the times, but I don’t like the word “exploding” used in a comic strip about cars.

    Comment by Molly — July 4, 2007 @ 1:33 pm

  3. I’m lost. I mean, I’ve never heard of this “myth” about parking meters and holidays.

    Comment by Jim Moore — July 4, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

  4. I think it has more to do with the way you associate holidays with eating a lot of food (Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, 4th of July, etc.). You can feed your face, but not have to worry about feeding anybody or anything else.

    Comment by Cedric — July 5, 2007 @ 9:50 am

  5. haha! somehow came across your blog this morning…the title drew me in because i knew exactly that comics i don’t understand feeling.

    so good. 🙂

    Comment by j — July 5, 2007 @ 10:08 am

  6. no, in some cities there is a suspension of parking rules for major holidays. BUT it’s hard to keep track of which holidays ARE okay to not pay the meter, or to park in the “no parking” spot, and which aren’t.

    I just got towed a month ago in NY . . . believe me, I was on the website, reading the fine print about where I was allowed to park after THAT little incident . . .

    Comment by laterain — July 5, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

  7. I keep thinking this is a rip on Mythbusters somehow, but the funny doesn’t seem to spread very far past that. Maybe the artist is trying to make you read the text first and expect something better for a 4th of July comic with the word “exploding” only to be let down with this, thereby mimicking the flow of a Mythbusters show he watched.

    Then again, it could be just something that happened to the artist. In-jokes are fairly common in the comic world.

    Comment by bAT L. — July 7, 2007 @ 10:38 am

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