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February 5, 2008

New Address

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU — Cidu Bill @ 8:29 pm

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CIDU is now at http://www.comicsidontunderstand.com, thanks to those of you who helped me quickly work out some transition problems.

The switch gives me a huge amount of additional space, as well as the flexibility to add some features.

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February 4, 2008

Why Screw Up Once When You Can Screw Up Twice?

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, Get Fuzzy — Cidu Bill @ 12:29 am

Last month when I switched everything over to comicsidontunderstand.com, I got rid of the next month’s worth of comics queued on on this (the old) site, figuring I’d get around to deleting the rest when I had time. So of course February 4 rolls around and a Get Fuzzy strip appears.

So I figure okay, what’s done is done, people have already started to respond to the Get Fuzzy strip, so I’ll just direct people back to the old site for a day and in the meantime I’ll delete all the other comics here so the same thing won’t happen again.

And accidentally deleted the Get Fuzzy strip, of course.

Well, whatever. I added it to the new site.

January 11, 2008

Used Cars

Filed under: B.C., Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, used cars — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

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I don’t understand either punchline, unless the words “used cars” are supposed to be in and of themselves funny.

And no, I have no idea how this one got posted to this page rather than to the new page (http://www.comicsidontunderstand.com/wordpress). The new page has its own new comic this morning.

January 8, 2008

Strange Shoe

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, John Deering, Renaissance, shoes, Strange Brew — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


Carl Fink: So a silhouette is walking in the background while in the foreground is a Venetian shoe from the Renaissance?

To me, it looks like a clown with big breasts. Is that something I should be talking to my shrink about? -Bill

January 7, 2008

Shoup-Shoup

Filed under: Bill Bickel, cats, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Mutts — Cidu Bill @ 12:35 pm


Anything going here other than the cat’s speech defect?

Even Billo Doesn’t Get It

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

January 6, 2008

Lobbyists

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Doonesbury, G.B. Trudeau, humor, lobbyists, politics — Cidu Bill @ 12:39 am

Waffles

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Is this just, you know, “there are strange people at Denny’s at 3am,” or is there something more specific going on here?

January 5, 2008

Gratitude

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Funky Winkerbean, humor — Cidu Bill @ 8:14 am


“Gratitude”? What is Cory, some waif they took in off the street last month?

Am I the only one who simply can’t reconcile all these unlikeable middle-aged people with the characters who used to populate this strip?

Okay, no more rants about Funky Winkerbean. All comments about the direction of the strip should be addressed at the Stuck Funky site: They do it better there anyway. 

An Unsupported Punchline

Filed under: Bill Bickel, Braless, bras, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Jan Eliot, Stone Soup — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am


Maybe it’s a guy thing, but I can’t even begin to see the internal logic here: Val accidentally came to work wearing pajamas and convinced her boss that they weren’t actually pajamas, and this encourages her friend to whip off her bra??

January 4, 2008

That Was No Woman, That Was His Sister

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, nuns, Soup to Nutz — Cidu Bill @ 4:25 pm

Mark Jackson: If Andrew Nutz goes to public school, who was that woman I saw him with last month?


Sal Eats Cars

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Gil Thorpe, humor — Cidu Bill @ 3:22 pm

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Kaitlyn: I’m not talking about the story, that’s insane and I don’t expect anyone to get it or remember who or what those things are in the panels.

However, I do not understand what the the car wash marquee originally said.

I know “Sal eats cars” is funny, funny enough to be on some blog, not the town’s paper! That’s not it, of course.

It’s the 3rd panel explaining how the phrase ended up on the marquee — “a ‘T’ blow[n] off a sign”

Did it blow off the car wash marquee? If so, where was it before? If not, did it blow off another sign onto the car wash’s, and the marquee used to say “Sal ea-s cars”?

As I Was Going To Saint Barts…


Let’s recap: Les didn’t know whether Funky was chaperoning Cory’s party… and Summer “took the fifth” rather than telling him because she didn’t want FUNKY to find out whether he’d chaperoned Cory’s party… because Les didn’t know that his best friend was off in the French West Indies.

(Your comments about the earlier strip)

GPS

January 3, 2008

When you’re sending me comics…

Filed under: Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, ChadWatch, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Ewww, humor, lol — Cidu Bill @ 9:56 pm

… at cidumay2004 at yahoo.com … please send me the comic’s URL rather than the comic itself if possible. E-mailed comics sometimes show up as .bmp files (no rhyme or reason behind it as far as I can tell) and when I convert them to .gif or .jpg files, sometimes those converted files look all fuzzy on WordPress (and sometimes not; again, it seems fairly random).

Taking the Fifth


Putting aside the fact that Les doesn’t seem to know what “taking the fifth means” means (it’s not as if he ever knew any lawyers, after all), isn’t whether or not Funky and Holly were there something Funky would already know?

(assuming Funky’s still on the wagon)

And I’m assuming “I wasn’t drinking” is a direct response to “taking the fifth,” referring to “a fifth of scotch” or somesuch. Which, see, Summer wasn’t drinking.

Personally — and let me know if I’m alone here — whether Funky and Holly would be chaperoning the party is something I’d be asking about before allowing my 16-year-old to attend.

Love Seat Stinks

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

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January 2, 2008

Told Her So

Filed under: Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Christmas, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:54 am

Table For Two

Filed under: Bill Bickel, Christmas, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, restaurants, Tina's Groove, waitresses — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

January 1, 2008

The Funky Bowl

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, football, Funky Winkerbean, humor, Les Moore, Tom Batiuk — Cidu Bill @ 1:02 am


Updated: Okay, so I was promptly informed that Summer did not in fact throw Les a human heart, and that what looks like one in his hand is merely the design on his sweatshirt (which still doesn’t explain what she’s throwing in panel 3, what he’s picking up in panel 5, and what he’s looking at in panel 7).

But here’s what I’m really wondering now, and maybe because of my near-legendary lack of artistic skills (seriously, you’d rather have Les as your quarterback than have me as your Pictionary teammate):

When you take a photograph, I can understand how an unfortunate camera angle can give you tree branches appearing to come out of somebody’s ears, or two heads appearing to be attacked to the same body, or somebody seeming to be holding a human heart — because that’s what the camera is “seeing” at the time.

But when you’re drawing a picture, starting with a white sheet of paper and adding exactly what you want to add, how do you just happen to end up with, say, Les holding a human heart? How are you not aware of this as you’re drawing it?

This really is a serious question, and not a criticism of Tom Batiuk. I sincerely do not know how this sort of thing happens, though it clearly is not uncommon.

December 31, 2007

Hawaii

Filed under: Between Friends, bikinis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, New Year's Eve, parties — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

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Yes.

December 30, 2007

Sparky

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

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December 29, 2007

Matthew 20:16


This is the first time he ever stayed to the end of a Christmas dinner??

Potato

Filed under: Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, comic strips, comics, driving, Guy & Rod, humor, potato — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am
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December 28, 2007

Big Books

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

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Jim Moore: Visually, it looks like the book “who isn’t on steroids” is BIGGER than the book “who is on steroids”? Then what’s the gag?

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