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December 17, 2007

Dear Diary

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, diaries, F-Minus, humor, Santa Claus — Cidu Bill @ 3:43 pm


Several people sent me this one, so I thought I’d post it here with what I assume is the explanation: When people write Dear Santa letters, they go to Santa. When they write Dear Diary messages, they go to Diary Jones.


  1. Yeah, I get it, but it just doesn’t work. “Dear Diary” messages are written in a diary, not sent through the mail, and are not meant to be read by anyone else. Some people even leave instructions that their diaries be destroyed upon their deaths, unread by any other soul. And I’m pretty sure that not one teenage girl who writes “Dear Diary” actually believes that there is someone named Diary reading her diary entry.

    Joke gotten – not funny.

    Comment by marie — December 17, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

  2. We’re responsible for explaining comics. Justifying them is a different department.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — December 17, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

  3. I also assumed that’s what it meant. But, I didn’t get the Jones part. Why that last name?

    Comment by Julie — December 17, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

  4. Yes, I thought it had to do with Bridget Jones’ Diary. (That’s what popped up in google when I looked up “diary jones”.)

    Like her dad or brother – he sounds like a bad advice columnist.

    And when you ask a diary a question, it’s rhetorical and/or it helps you to come up with an answer.

    Comment by Kaitlyn — December 17, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

  5. Following this logic, I feel sorry for whoever ends up with all the Dear John letters.

    Comment by Molly — December 17, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

  6. Clearly anyone who would read all those entries has a diary jones.

    Comment by Mark Jackson — December 18, 2007 @ 7:52 am

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