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December 23, 2007

Booty

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

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Bunch of people sent me this one. I haven’t a clue.

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14 Comments »

  1. The dummy’s been naughty in previous strips?

    Comment by Dave Van Domelen — December 23, 2007 @ 1:11 am

  2. The dummy’s been naughty in previous strips?

    Nope, just looked at the previous weeks strips, and even in the context of That Which Has Gone Before it makes absolutely zero sense to me. And the ones that did make sense weren’t particularly amusing.

    Comment by arik1969 — December 23, 2007 @ 3:49 am

  3. It has the Chinese English students baffled, too: http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/viewthread.php?tid=588704.

    I’m thinking it’s a variation on “booty slap”. It still doesn’t clarify the joke. I imagine it has something to do with the hand up the dummy’s butt.

    Comment by Keera — December 23, 2007 @ 6:00 am

  4. It looks like the puppet may be tickling her in the 2nd panel. Maybe in her house tickling someone is punished by a “potsh” on the “tush”.

    Alternatively, in the show (unseen by us), the wisecracking dummy was fresh to the ventriloquist (as is often the case in such a show; e.g., Edgar Bergen’s Charles McCarthy, or Jeff Dunham’s Walter) and thus deserves a spanking.

    Comment by Pinny — December 23, 2007 @ 10:31 am

  5. “Booty swat” is an odd term for it, but I think Pinny’s got it. “A swat on the behind” might have been clearer.

    Comment by Powers — December 23, 2007 @ 10:59 am

  6. My guess is that a lot of humor is a bit naughty, and that’s supposed to be obvious enough that the joke (that she’s blaming the dummy rather than the ventriloquist) is supposed to be funny.

    I have another mystery question, though:

    There are two different One Big Happy strips every day, one on creators.com and one on ucomics.com. I didn’t see this strip at either. Is there a third set? Are there any other comics running multiple new strips each day?

    Comment by Arthur — December 23, 2007 @ 11:08 am

  7. two different One Big Happy strips? seriously?!

    Comment by laterain — December 23, 2007 @ 11:20 am

  8. > two different One Big Happy strips? seriously?!

    Compare

    with

    And, as I said, it appears there’s a third. Where is that one?

    P.S.
    One advantage of the old-style CIDU was that there were URLs for the originals. No, I’m not suggesting that the new style is worse, just that there is *one* useful thing missing.

    Comment by Arthur — December 23, 2007 @ 11:48 am

  9. Arthur, there was never an URL for the individual comic. I did usually include URL for the comic strip’s homepage, and I still do — only now instead of listing it below the comic each time, I have them all in the sidebar.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — December 23, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

  10. As for the different strips…One is clearly dated 12/23 and the other is datd 12/21. Of course, they only way they could both be Sunday strips is if they are from different years. I can’t read the copyright year on them, but I know the source I use, an automated web page that gathers strips for me, is pulling strips from earlier in the decade. That’s where I got the “booty swat” one.

    Comment by Jim M. — December 23, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

  11. >As for the different strips…One is clearly dated 12/23 and the other is datd 12/21. Of course, they only way they could both be Sunday strips is if they are from different years. I can’t read the copyright year on them

    I never noticed the diffenet dates. Since it’s not a “current events” strip, I also never noticed that they’re not this year’s.

    I can’t read the copyright notice on the creators.com strip, but it’s clearly 200x. A bit of calendar work shows that x=3 for 12/21 to be a Sunday. Thanks for pointing this out.

    Comment by Arthur — December 23, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

  12. Ha. Even a young girl can tell that a grown man who likes to stick his hand up a little wooden boys behind is a closet pedophile. Of course, that being said, he’d probably like the booty swat.

    Comment by shennydenny — December 24, 2007 @ 10:43 am

  13. The comic at uComics or GoComics (http://www.gocomics.com/onebighappy/) used to be called “Classic” One Big Happy. It’s not a bad strip to rerun because it’s pretty timeless (no matter whether you think it’s ever funny), but it doesn’t seem fair not to tell people what you’re doing.

    Comment by L.B. Wylie — December 24, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

  14. comment to arthur in #8 above–when I have linked to a comics.com or ucomics.com or gocomics.com etc cartoon in my blog in the past, they seem to “expire” after two weeks and you end up with an empty posting.

    maybe not on all of those sites, but at least on the ones I’ve tried to use . . .

    Comment by laterain — December 30, 2007 @ 10:38 am


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