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October 31, 2007

Cow Flop


I received this simultaneously as both a CIDU and an Arlo Page candidate. The scene is analogous to guys watching a female jogger who is overly endowed and underly restrained. I personally never saw the aesthetic appeal of this sort of flopping about; but the women in question must believe they’re putting on a show much to be admired, because I imagine this has to be rather painful and I can’t think of any other reason.

All this being said, of course, the “slosh, slosh, slosh” in the first panel was a great sound effect.

”Can I Rephrase That?” (OT)

“Europe was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay.” -Tom Lantos, Holocaust survivor and congressman from California, defending the actions of the Bush Administration by — whoops — comparing it to Nazi Germany.

Halloween Comics That Made Rasheed Khaleel Laugh Out Loud


So It Goes

I guess no guessing game this year after all — though hopefully Jef Mallet has a surprise for us by the end of the week.


Tell Me About the Ribbits

Matt Paretsky: Near as I can tell, this is heading towards the Arlo page. I guess once Samantha kisses her boyfriend, the costume comes off?

Personally, I’m stumped by the mixed metaphor: Is there a significance to witches kissing frogs?

October 30, 2007

Argyle Goes Arlo

Filed under: Argyle Sweater, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, Hamburger Helper, humor — Cidu Bill @ 5:21 am


Comic Book References I Don’t Understand

Yes, I understand that Dan Didio is not beloved among many DC Comics fans;
but what specifically is this panel referring to?

Please Mister Custer

A Very Frazz Halloween, Part 2

Okay, either Jef Mallet has some serious misdirection planned, or he’s not making much of a game of it this year.

Oh, and what’s the principal saying about Builders Bonanza??

Yesterday’s strip

Pearls Before Pumpkins


October 29, 2007

With Cindy On My Arm

The strip has jumped ahead to 2017 by which time, apparently, Greenwich Village has become a solidly heterosexual enclave and the running of the Halloween parade is now in the hands of people who couldn’t get tickets for Comic Con.

You’ve Got Ziggy

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, cuckoo clocks, e-mail, humor, Ziggy — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


For Dirty or For Clean

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, FBOFW, For Better or For Worse, humor, laundry — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am

So… The Patterson home doesn’t have a washing machine?

A Very Frazz Halloween, Part 1

Filed under: Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, books, comic strips, comics, Frazz, Halloween, humor, Jef Mallet — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am

Thanks to Janice Rey for reminding me open up Jef Mallet’s usually-classic Halloween-week Frazz arc to the annual “guessing game.” Extra points to anybody who gets it after only today’s strip.

“SPOILER” WARNING: I believe somebody did nail this immediately, so you might want to avoid reading the comments section if you want to play along at home.

My own early guess, oddly enough, ties into this semi-Arlo strip Nicole sent me aout five minutes after I received Janice’s e-mail.

October 28, 2007

Prehistoric Ewww

Filed under: B.C., Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, corn, Ewww, humor — Cidu Bill @ 1:43 am


October 27, 2007

And How About Pre-Wrapped Bacon?

The Riba Rambles website explains that although Mark Tatulli thought he was kidding…

October 26, 2007

It’s CIDU!

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, David Willis, Halloween, humor, It's Walky — Cidu Bill @ 11:41 pm



It took Trudeau a full week to lead up to the chad joke!

Optimus Nancy

Filed under: Bill Bickel, cars, chia pets, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Mini Cooper, Nancy, Transformers — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

Unless Mini Coopers are actually chia cars, I’m not seeing the connection here.

October 25, 2007

Poison Control

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Dave Coverly, humor, poison control, sex, snakes, Speed Bump — Cidu Bill @ 4:10 am

Something to do with exchanging venom??


Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Pardon My Planet, Rolex, ventriloquist — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


October 24, 2007

Generally Confused

If this refers to former Surgeon General Kenneth P. Moritsugu, it’s more than a bit dated — not to mention exceedingly obscure. And if not… beats me.


Filed under: Albania, Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, maps — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


October 23, 2007

Comics That Made Me Laugh Out Loud: October


Borderline: Not quite LOLs, but a couple of definite grins:


For some reason, almost all the comics that made me laugh out loud this month were published on October 11.


Lola: Hey, and I was at work when it happened!





This was on Jim Moore‘s LOL list, while Nicole submitted the same comic as a groaner:


For previous LOL entries, please click here

More of your selections: (more…)

If an Apple Falls Into a Hammock, and Nobody Eats It….

Filed under: apple, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, hammock, humor, That's Life — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


So… apple falls, somebody eats it. What are we missing here?

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