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August 31, 2007


Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Days of Thunder, hemisphericals, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


Not… a… clue

August 30, 2007

Getting Soaked


I wonder whether cartoonists Terry and Patty LaBan know that this isn’t a joke: We’ve been to at least one amusement park — I’m not naming names — where they did this exact thing.

Though to be fair they did offer you the opportunity to buy a thin rain slicker before the ride, for less than a set of dry clothing would cost you afterward

Not Quite Arlo

Christian Schumann-Curtis: So does this mean that this one made it past the censors? Are the round things in the painting anatomically correct abstract boobs? Is there an abstract vagina in there somewhere? Or am I simply a pervert (though I suppose those questions aren’t mutually exclusive)?

What In The World…?

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Earth, global warming, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:39 am


Have we driven Planet Earth to drink, or is this a global warming reference? I’m inclined to think the latter, since one of the reported results of global warming is the loss of polar icecaps.

But the more interesting question is this:

Earlier this week, referring to a few days of unusually cool weather, a radio newsman said “So much for global warming, huh?” Which once again made me wonder: When people say this sort of thing, are they really so astoundingly stupid that they think “global warming” means that everybody’s weather, every day, is getting warmer across the board? Are they making a joke hoping everybody else is astoundingly stupid? Is this simply their way of mocking the concept of global warming (while not realizing that they’re doing it in such a way that they’ll sound astoundingly stupid)? Or is there another option I haven’t considered?

Windows 1875

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Microsoft Windows, stagecoach, Strange Brew — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


August 29, 2007


Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, F-Minus, getaway, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


Thinking WAY Too Much About Luann This Week

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, Civil War, comic strips, comics, dream sequence, Fort Sumter, homework, humor, Luann — Cidu Bill @ 12:00 am

At this point I’m thinking this has to be dream sequence, because it doesn’t make sense any other way.


Monday and Tuesday strips, originally posted as “Is He TRYING To Trick Them?”

August 28, 2007

Up, Up and Away


But is there actually a joke here?

I saw this really funny comic a few weeks ago, where a balloon vendor like this one says “What really makes me feel silly is when I’ve sold every balloon except for one.”

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August 27, 2007

What a Bitch

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, For Better or For Worse, horses, humor — Cidu Bill @ 11:01 pm


Just gotta say…

Is there any context for this gratuitously nasty comment?

And with this strip in its final weeks, shouldn’t Lynn Johnston be, you know, trying?

Dung Deux

Filed under: Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Dr. Fun, dung beetles, Ewww, humor — Cidu Bill @ 2:46 pm



Nicole: Looks like Scott Hilburn might be running out of ideas — this is the second dung beetle joke in two weeks

Stopping Pre-Crime In Its Tracks (OT)

August 26, 2007 update: McClellan has announced he’s leaving California, claiming “I can’t live here under this Orwellian protocol” (article)

August 4, 2007: Friday, a California judge ordered that Jack McClellan, a self-proclaimed pedophile who posts photographs of young girls (not pornographic) on his web site and has publicly said that he would have sex with toddlers if it were legal – but has never been convicted of a crime – must stay at least 30 feet away from anybody under the age of 18.

The restraining order was granted at the request of two attorneys, on behalf of their daughters (neither of whom has had any contact with McClellan). One of the attorneys, Anthony Zinnanti, said afterward “Today, this is for Polly Klaas, Samantha Runnion [two California girls who were abducted and murdered], for the kids that have been victims of people like McClellan.”

Just a note here: I mentioned this case in my newspaper column, and asked readers for their opinions. I might include any comments made here in a future column, but I won’t use your name unless you expressly tell me I can.

Nothing to see here…

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, tourism, Wizard of Id — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

I’m guessing he means one of them is the King because he’s short — which isn’t much of a joke — but I’m otherwise quite stumped.

August 25, 2007


Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Rubes, whales — Cidu Bill @ 2:35 pm


Because several people asked… The whale has his right flipper under his left armpit (flipperpit?) and is making those noises that six-year-old boys are so fond of.

 If you accept the premise that a whale would do this because he thinks it would be funny, then you have to accept alternate laws of physics that would make this possible.

August 24, 2007

9-Year-Old Jessica Lunsford’s Killer Sentenced to Death (OT)


Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, graffiti, humor, psychotherapy — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


August 23, 2007

Droopy Drawers

Atlanta is the latest community to consider a law anybody walking around with their underwear showing: This includes a male allowing his boxers to be visible over his droopy pants, or for a female to have part of her thong or even a bra strap showing.

Delcambre, Louisiana is the only place such a law has ever gone in effect, by the way, calling for a fine of up to $500 and a possible 6-month jail sentence.

Of course this sort of law is pretty much unenforceable, and have its proponents really thought it out? Because there’s nothing in the law that says girls can’t get around it by dressing like Paris Hilton and boys looking like plumbers.

Second City Kong

Filed under: Bill Bickel, Chicago, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, King Kong, movies, Strange Brew — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am


August 22, 2007


Filed under: Bill Bickel, chromosomes, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Six Chix, XY — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


August 21, 2007


Filed under: B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, school busing, skool — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


August 20, 2007

Hit It

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, hit the hay, hit the sack, humor, Out There, road trip — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

And no, there’s nothing sexual between these two.

Shortly after Out There began last year, I wrote some nice things about it. My affection for the strip still stands. I have a feeling R.C. Monroe doesn’t have the first clue where he’s going with it all — it started out as a strip about a road trip, then Miriam got where she was going and nothing much happened, and the next thing you know she’s on another road trip — but it’s a lot of fun and that’s all that counts.

If you want to read the strip from the beginning, click here. (corrected URL)

August 18, 2007

Um… Women’s Stuff

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, commercials, Curtis, feminine hygiene, humor — Cidu Bill @ 6:55 pm


Okay, I know things have changed since I was this age, but… Is there an 11-year-old boy alive who would say this so casually in a conversation with a girl?

August 17, 2007

Let’s Go See…


Rasheed Khaleel: I don’t know which is scarier: talking genitalia or the fact it refers to itself as a plural.

Just a warning: Some of the responses to this comic are well into NSFW territory — which I should have seen coming -Bill


Open Your Suitcase

Filed under: airport security, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Herman, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


And yes, I know this is dangerously close to belonging on the Arlo Page

August 16, 2007



I thought this was very funny when I first saw it; but three people e-mailed me copies of it asking for explanations, so maybe it wasn’t as obvious as I thought.

It’s a reference to what the Wicked Witch of West’s guards were chanting as Dorothy and her friends were approaching the castle. To better refresh your memory, click here.

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