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October 22, 2007

His Job

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Herb and Jamal, humor, parenting — Cidu Bill @ 1:06 am

It’s his job to be a hypocrite, she means??

How to Smuggle a Bomb Through Airport Security

(Okay, I hope that title doesn’t get me a visit from Homeland Security…)

According to a government report released last week, the U.S. Transportation and Security Administration agents made almost 300 attempts last year to smuggle bombs past security screeners at three major American airports. Twenty percent of the bombs passed through undetected at San Francisco International Airport, sixty percent at Chicago O’Hare, and seventy-five percent at Los Angeles International Airport.

Clark Kent Ervin, a former Homeland Security inspector general, calls this “a huge cause for concern” and says that the screeners’ poor performance might encourage terrorists to try smuggling bombs and other weapons on board planes.

Okay, now here’s a thought: Is it possible that terrorists might be less emboldened by the screeners’ poor performances themselves than by the fact that the government saw fit to release the report including specific details?

This is nothing new, by the way: A few years back, the government released a study of which American port cities were most vulnerable to terrorist attack and why.

When a Woman’s Reach Exceeds Our Grasp

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


Carl Fink: A muscular woman in a corset reaches into a Renaissance helmet? What?

Several people sent me this one on Friday, accompanied by comments almost word-for-word the same as Carl’s .

October 21, 2007

For Worse

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, dreams, elephants, FBOFW, For Better or For Worse, humor — Cidu Bill @ 2:42 am


“Just watch, we’re going to see a strip now where John is leaving Elly for another woman”
“No, Bill, Lynn Johnston wouldn’t do anything that petty”

Oh, and can anybody explain that first panel?

October 20, 2007

Something Confusing

Filed under: Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Ewww, Hollywood, humor, koalas, Something Positive — Cidu Bill @ 6:42 pm

We’ve got CIDU, Arlo and Ewww all rolled into one here: (more…)

Do I Even Want To Know?

Filed under: avocado, Bill Bickel, Bliss, CIDU, comic strips, F-Minus, humor, sushi — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am


October 19, 2007

Would you, or anybody you know, buy this t-shirt for a child?

Filed under: Bill Bickel, NSFW, t-shirts — Cidu Bill @ 11:43 pm

Just curious. (click “more” to see the t-shirt, which is NSFW) (more…)

I’m Worried About the Beavers

I certainly understand why you might not want beavers on a wooden ark… but what exactly are Noah and Mrs. Noah searching them for?

No Rime or Reason

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


October 18, 2007

Nobel Chad Prize

Nicole: This is getting too easy — here are two more

Click more to see them, plus one sent by Autumn Harvest — though for all practical purposes, they’re all the same comic.

So, here’s the question: When these cartoonists draw the Supreme Court taking away Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize, do they somehow believe they’re being stunningly clever and original, or do they just consider it obligatory to churn out their own version? (more…)

Going To Hell In A Handbasket

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, handbaskets, Hell, humor, Six Chix — Cidu Bill @ 11:48 am


For those of you who haven’t e-mailed this to me yet today…

Big Brother is Driving You

In 2009, General Motors plans to add Stolen Vehicle Slowdown to its OnStar system. This new technology will allow police, once they’ve located a car that’s been reported stolen, to remotely cut power to the engine and slow the vehicle to a stop.

Stolen Vehicle Slowdown will be added to the OnStar service by default, but customers will be allowed to opt out of it.

Given the many ways this could be abused, or even hacked into by people not at all related to law enforcement, would you be completely comfortable with a system allowing outside access to your car?


Filed under: A Case in Point, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, McDonalds — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


October 17, 2007

The Complete Funky Files


Morris Keesan proposes a new category: Comics That Made Me Groan Out Loud

Two other visitors sent this to me seeking explanations. I advised them to read the fifth panel out loud.


Out of Here by Sundown

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


Cats. Why did it have to be cats?

Filed under: Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, cats, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Ewww, Over the Hedge — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am

John Reiher wrote, “I don’t know if this is an Arlo Page entry or an Ewww! page entry.”

Of course to me it’s a CIDU because, you know, cats. I do have a feeling I’ll be suitably grossed out once all the cat people out there explain it to me.

The Arlo Page and Ewww Files archives. And what the heck, here’s the Cat Collection

October 16, 2007

Channel 3

Filed under: Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, DVD, humor, television — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

I can’t make any sense of this, even ignoring the factual error (if channel 3 is a broadcast station in your area, then it not going to be your television’s default station for the DVD or VCR).

October 15, 2007

Thirty Years

Filed under: Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, driving, humor, parents, teenagers, traffic accidents, Zits — Cidu Bill @ 5:03 pm

“Jeremy, I’ve been driving for thirty years and I know it’s possible to have a discussion with somebody in the passenger seat without turning my head to look at him.”

Just saying…

Give Chad a Chance

Nicole sent this incredibly inevitable ChadWatch entry

Followed by these two, from Canadian newspapers, sent by Christian Schumann-Curtis (one of which is a CIDU as well): (more…)


I have no idea what they’re saying here.

I swear, one of these nights Jeri will go nuts and just slit all their throats, and I won’t be the least bit surprised.

Last week:

I’ve mentioned this before, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a blatant example to back up my opinion: Jeri, the older sister in PreTeena, might not be the most likable character (though really not much worse than many teenagers) but her mother’s attitude toward her is no less than hateful: Her comments about Jeri, and to Jeri, are mean-spirited and often qualify as emotional abuse.


Hiding this behind the special Arlo Page “More” button, just in case… (more…)


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


High Five

Filed under: Baby Blues, Bill Bickel, children, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Ewww, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am

Nicole: “EWWWW — it’s not just for poop jokes anymore”

More Ewww Files.

Family CIDUcus

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Family Circus, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am


Believe it or not, one or two people sent me yesterday’s Family Circus strip

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