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October 6, 2007


Filed under: advice, B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, restaurants, wine — Cidu Bill @ 12:40 am


Umm… Maybe this gag would have worked better in just about any strip other than this one?


  1. I’m not sure if internal consistency could ever be the strong point of a comic that usually contains references to Christ despite being called B.C.

    Comment by Charlene — October 6, 2007 @ 6:52 am

  2. On that note, I haven’t been reading the comics since Johnny Hart’s death. (I assure you this correlation is coincidental. Never was a Johnny Hart fan.) Have they toned down the evangelism since then?

    Comment by furrykef — October 6, 2007 @ 7:55 am

  3. I don’t think it’s been long enough to know for sure, furrykef.

    Comment by Powers — October 6, 2007 @ 8:35 am

  4. Could it simply be a play on the old stomping the grapes with your feet thing? I.e., the wine is made out back with the feet of earlier customers? Only thing that occurs to me.

    Comment by Norm — October 6, 2007 @ 10:57 am

  5. But, aren’t their feet always bare? I mean, I never really saw any one of them with shoes. So shouldn’t all their restaurants have “Bare Feet Welcome” signs?

    Comment by Jenny — October 6, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

  6. Precisely my point, Jenny.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — October 6, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

  7. Re: your comment:
    I don’t think there’s any strip where the gag would have worked worse. OTOH, I don’t think it would be all that funny, anywhere. On the gripping hand, at least it would have made sense elsewhere.

    Re: Charlene’s comment about internal consistency (language alert):

    Comment by Arthur — October 6, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

  8. This gag is clearly bootless.

    On internal consistency, see the Wikipedia entry B.C. (comic strip)under the subhead Setting.

    Comment by Ooten Aboot — October 7, 2007 @ 6:16 am

  9. Norm, yes, that’s the joke. Jenny, yes, that’s why it’s here. =)

    Comment by Powers — October 7, 2007 @ 9:36 am


    Comment by ctdonath — October 8, 2007 @ 10:03 pm

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