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November 15, 2007


Filed under: Bill Bickel, Bliss, CIDU, cigarettes, comic strips, comics, death, Grim Reaper, humor, smoking — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

Other than being reminiscent of Dead Like Me, what’s the actual joke here?


  1. Getting to know future customers?

    Comment by Dave Van Domelen — November 14, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

  2. Those things will kill you, you know.

    Comment by That's Me — November 14, 2007 @ 11:59 pm

  3. It’s also reminiscent of a sketch show on Comedy Central (can’t remember the name) in which one quick sketch had Death watching a pack of smokers and looking at his watch waiting for them to kick it. Dunno why Death is lighting up here, though. I guess he thought, “Well, it’s not like it’ll kill me.”

    Comment by marie — November 15, 2007 @ 12:32 am

  4. one of 2 answers:

    1: Death is “waiting outside the door” for somebody (presumably for me – everyone seems to like coming up with scenarious where I get hit by a bus) and having a smoke to kill time while he waits.


    2: This is actually REALLY GOOD NEWS to see death smoking… I mean, people who go out for a smoke ARE NOT WORKING for those 20 minutes every hour, so his new habit should result in a 33% decrease in the death rate.

    Comment by Winman — November 15, 2007 @ 11:50 am

  5. I’m guesing it’s all about taking a ciggie break.

    Lots of folks take a smoking break throughout the work day. Even Death needs to take a break once in a while.

    Comment by Craig — November 15, 2007 @ 11:53 am

  6. ‘Death takes a smoke break’ instead of ‘Death takes a holiday’?

    Comment by John MacLerran — November 15, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

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