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January 4, 2008

A Punchline Saved is a Punchline Earned


Okay, am I the only one who expects Elly to go outside in the next panel and fly a kite in a lightning storm?

December 29, 2007

Matthew 20:16


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

December 12, 2007

For CIDU or For Ewww

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Lorraine Woodward: Tell me “legs” is some Canadian Christmas candy that smells like candy canes or pine cones–otherwise I’m putting this one solidly in the “CIDU EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!” category?!

December 6, 2007

Semi-Crass Commercialism

Just a reminder that instead taking up a lot of space with ads here, I’m trying something new: Since the old CIDU site (http://www.comicsidontunderstand.com) is serving no purpose other than directing people here who still have the old bookmark, I’m moving the ads there. If you’re so inclined, drop by once in a while. Maybe you’ll find something you like. Or interesting stuff you’ll want to click. Or not.

December 2, 2007

Topical Depression

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Everybody sent me this one. Really. Some because of the obvious comic strip theme, and others because the opinion I posted a couple of months ago (citing the FBOFW and Funky examples among others) that aging baby boomers should not be allowed to write comic strips: because we’re reaching the point where lingering illnesses are a part of our lives, and many of us were brought up believing that whatever’s on our minds is something we absolutely need to share with everybody else.

And by the way, Child in the Lower Left-Hand Corner… Comic strips that have been around for a long time didn’t start out focusing on depressing themes: Long-running strips remain in the newspapers based on a combination (varying from comic to comic) of loyal fan base and inertia.

Oh, and… When did Frumpy the Clown return and why is he wearing a dress???

November 30, 2007

Comics That Made Me Laugh Out Loud Late in November

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November 8, 2007

Heavy, Man…

Filed under: Bill Bickel, books, children, CIDU, comic strips, comics, FBOFW, For Better or For Worse, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

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Is the not-quite-three-year-old being metaphorical, or am I missing something?

See also the toddler’s uncanny understanding of the principle of time travel

November 2, 2007

Pfftt

Filed under: Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, FBOFW, For Better or For Worse, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:26 am

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Can anybody make out what’s going on in the fourth panel?

October 29, 2007

For Dirty or For Clean

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, FBOFW, For Better or For Worse, humor, laundry — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am

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So… The Patterson home doesn’t have a washing machine?

October 21, 2007

For Worse

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, dreams, elephants, FBOFW, For Better or For Worse, humor — Cidu Bill @ 2:42 am

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“Just watch, we’re going to see a strip now where John is leaving Elly for another woman”
“No, Bill, Lynn Johnston wouldn’t do anything that petty”

Oh, and can anybody explain that first panel?

October 4, 2007

So the Slow, Lingering Death Baton Has Been Passed On to Grandpa Jim…

October 3, 2007

The Rule of Three

  • So who’s going to follow Lisa Moore and Grandpa Jim into the Great Unknown?

August 28, 2007

Latest Comic Strip Collections

August 27, 2007

What a Bitch

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, For Better or For Worse, horses, humor — Cidu Bill @ 11:01 pm

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Just gotta say…

Is there any context for this gratuitously nasty comment?

And with this strip in its final weeks, shouldn’t Lynn Johnston be, you know, trying?

August 3, 2007

The Dirty Truth

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, costumes, For Better or For Worse, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

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The final comment, obviously

July 4, 2007

The Damn Shoe Finally Dropped

Filed under: Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, For Better or For Worse, Granthony, humor — Cidu Bill @ 2:50 am

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 I mean seriously, for all our complaining, aren’t you just relieved that it finally happened and it’s over with?

June 9, 2007

Arlo?

As many of you know, our Arlo Page (still, for now, at its Cidu Classic address) serves two functions: as a place to park CIDUs not safe for children, work, and the easily offendable, and as a showcase for Arlo Award winners: syndicated comics that somehow slipped past the notice of the syndicates’ censors (and cartoonists have gotten away with some fairly blatant stuff).

These Arlo Award candidates are fairly mild by comparison:

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It isn’t “sexy,” but we never used to see guys doing such things in the comics when I was a kid. -Carol

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Geriatric Arlo! -Nikki

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