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December 9, 2007

Probably not much of a joke to anybody who’s ever gone to a public school…

Filed under: Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, Ewww, humor, Pinocchio, Scott Hilburn, toilets — Cidu Bill @ 8:20 pm


It’s conforting that there are still some constants in life… like Scott Hilburn’s poop jokes.

One more for the Ewww Files, of course.

November 30, 2007

He’ll Be Done in a Jif

Delaney Davis donated this for the Ewww Files, Nicole as an Arlo Page candidate (adding “I will NEVER eat peanut butter again!”), and Julie gave it the Trifecta: Ewww, Arlo, and lol.

The November Comics That Made Me Laugh Out Loud collection will be online Friday, by the way.

November 28, 2007

Salad Days

Filed under: Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, first aid, humor, salad, Scott Hilburn — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am


November 18, 2007

There Are None So Blind…


Just a random thought here… Ever notice how cartoonists use eyeglasses as a shorthand for “not being able to see well” — when in fact eyeglasses, you know, tend to correct that problem? You never saw Mister Magoo wearing eyeglasses, after all.

Which brings to mind, especially since the season approaches… Has there ever been a better version of A Christmas Carol than Mister Magoo’s? I mean seriously. Okay, sure, Alastair Sim… but consider the achievement of remaining true to Dickens’ book, being entertaining, scary and family-friendly all at once, and doing it all in low-budget cartoon.

This movie was, of course, the peak of Magoo’s career. I don’t think either of my kids know who he is, though they did both see this movie many years ago.


November 5, 2007

When Scott Hilburn Gets Tired of Poop Jokes…

Filed under: Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, Ewww, firemen, humor, Scott Hilburn, toilets — Cidu Bill @ 10:41 am


October 30, 2007

Argyle Goes Arlo

Filed under: Argyle Sweater, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, Hamburger Helper, humor — Cidu Bill @ 5:21 am


October 23, 2007

Comics That Made Me Laugh Out Loud: October


Borderline: Not quite LOLs, but a couple of definite grins:


For some reason, almost all the comics that made me laugh out loud this month were published on October 11.


Lola: Hey, and I was at work when it happened!





This was on Jim Moore‘s LOL list, while Nicole submitted the same comic as a groaner:


For previous LOL entries, please click here

More of your selections: (more…)

October 19, 2007

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?

October 14, 2007

The Argyle Sweater Poop Jokes Keep Coming and Coming…

Another one for the Ewww Files, from Scott Hilburn and Nicole

October 4, 2007

Poop of the Day


Nicole: And the poops go on …. the poops go on (rejected Sonny and Cher lyrics)
So now I am really convinced that anytime Scott Hillburn can’t think of a joke he does one using dung beetles. Do you think there will be enough for a collection — it could be called “Dung in Cheek”


She also sent along this Argyle Sweater comic which doesn’t quite fall into either the Arlo or Ewww categories, but is quite unsettling (in case you can’t make it out from the drawing, the squirrels aren’t showing skin but rather removing skin).

September 13, 2007

All Poop, All The Time


Is it my imagination, or has this been a pervasive theme in comics over the past few weeks?

Then again I think most of the comics have been Argyle Sweater, so maybe Scott Hilburn has been having issues — or, like Bil Keane claims to do, getting some of his ideas from his six-year-old son.

(More of the Ewww Files here)

And no doubt inspired by this strip…


September 6, 2007

Arlo Wears Argyle

There’s no interpretation of today’s Argyle Sweater strip that doesn’t place it on the Arlo Page. The syndicate’s editors must have been napping when this one came by.

As always, the password is the name of Bill Clinton’s most famous girlfriend (don’t forget to capitalize the M).

September 1, 2007

Comics That Made Me Laugh Out Loud: August



After I uploaded A Comic That Made Me Laugh Out Loud in July, several of you mentioned comics that made you LOL in July. A couple of you sent me the comics themselves:


Jim Moore


August 27, 2007

Dung Deux

Filed under: Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Dr. Fun, dung beetles, Ewww, humor — Cidu Bill @ 2:46 pm



Nicole: Looks like Scott Hilburn might be running out of ideas — this is the second dung beetle joke in two weeks

July 9, 2007

Pair of Argyle Sweaters



Okay, I’m assuming they all ate Big Bird without cooking him properly — and that you’ll all quickly correct me if I’m wrong. This one, on the other hand, remains a mystery to me:



June 27, 2007

The Return of the Return of the Arlo Page

Filed under: Argyle Sweater, Arlo Page, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Dogs, humor, sex — Cidu Bill @ 12:14 am

This is, of course, where we place comics not for the young, the offendable, or many places of business. I’m trying to work out a way, using WordPress, to separate it from the main page. For now, I’ve placed it here and password-protected it (type in the first name of Bill Clinton’s girlfriend; if you don’t know it, you’re probably too young).

It’s a fairly clumsy solution, but it’ll do for now.

Update: Okay, now it works.

June 18, 2007

No Doubt Obvious to Pet Owners…

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

Update: I’ve since discovered this is not The Far Side, but rather Scott Hilburn’s The Argyle Sweater. Not sure whether Scott is Gary Larsen’s illegitimate son, though…

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