Monday, April 30, 2012

Splish, Splash.

It worries me that Bobby might catch a chill jumping out of the tub, and aggravate his rheumatic fever.

It also worries me that Bobby's real name was Walden.
It also worries me that ALF's real name was Gordon, and he was separated from Rhonda.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pie-Eyed Piper.

It could have been worse. He might have used the Spanish pronunciation and told her it came

from Roman pez.


Show your lemming-like herd instincts, and follow B&C over the proverbial cliff by voting for a lost cause. Be remembered as the modern equivalent of the last Confederate soldier to surrender. Vote for B&C in the Trib poll.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

That's the signpost up ahead...

Your next stop -- The Ebenezer Zone.

Walking Distance.
Eb must be daydreaming again.
Kick the Can. A Stop at Willoughby. He could have his own TV show back in the '50s.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Politically corrected.

That's so gay.

By which we mean that being a Cubs fan is laughable.
And, taken with Barney's Bears mania, yet another clue to the location of Barney & Clyde.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

How ironic.

It's always good to provide an example when giving a definition.

Next, we deal with Mr. Sardonicus.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I would have guessed supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Infinitely mispronounced, it appears.
Definately among artists of four-panel daily comic strips.

How about isthmus?
Stink lines are the comics equivalent to spelling check redlining.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bread and Butter.

People who have buttons and people who know how to push them.

Driven to distraction, with Cynthia as chauffeur.
Speaking of which, we haven't seen Charles aka Bonesteel in a long while.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

His name is Maxwell Wi.

And he sells insurance.

Also, gossip has it that he dates Flo.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I love to be beside the seaside.

No, he means littoral.

I spy with my literal eye, a sty.
They are iron pigs.
The only bugs we can't control are litter bugs.

Vote in the Chicago Tribune Comics Poll.

Until April 30, the Tribune is running a reader poll to decide if B&C will continue on its comics page, or will be replaced. Vote here for B&C. If you like captchas, then this is the poll for you. If you are a robot, please ask a human being to assist you. If you are Brent Spiner, then you can probably vote without human assistance. If you are Dr. Sheldon Cooper, then you are fictional, but it's worth a try.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012


I can't believe it's not scabs would be better.

Even though it's not something that a person would get at the local pharmacy, it's nice to know that Duane is looking out for the stockholders. Except the ones with gushing wounds.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


It's at this point that Barney seeks the advice of the Muffler Man.

Or he goes to the diner to get a steaming hot cup of Valvoline.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Citizen Barney.

No resemblance at all to Charles Foster Kane.

What you lose per piece, you make up in volume.
"It might be fun to run a charity. Nah."

Monday, April 16, 2012

Toxic waste.

Waste of money, that is. That's enough to send Barney into shock.

There's a cure for that. Just raise prices on your other products.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Mentalist.

He's as good as Patrick Jane.

But his accent is better.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Interrobanging the Percontation.

Well, isn't that genius, totally‽

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Bonnie & Clyde.

Now we know how the strip got its name.

Barney is one wild and crazy guy.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Three men on match.

Easy for you to say.
Correct spelling is our msot important product.

Today we celebrate Olivia Wilde of House, M.D.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It's a trap.

OK, then what's the turd...I mean third?

That sounds like crap.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Watching the paint dry on the Astroturf is for the seventh inning stretch.

FACT: Originally, the Astrodome had real grass that was painted green.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Off-speed pitch.

They can't hit the ball if you hold on to it.
Let's play two, as Ernie Banks used to say.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


A bird in hand will get its neck wrung.

Unless it's the town in Pennsylvania.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

His Gal Friday.

Get me rewrite!

Press here.
Ben Hecht on line one.

Now explain etaoin shrdlu.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Processed cheese product.

For haute cuisine, you have to graduate to Velvetta.

And don't forget the Laughing Cow.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Formerly Known As.

The Diminutive Purple One.

People cannot be spam. They are spammers.
It's to protect against robots.
I don't think that Prince Rogers Nelson will fit in the box.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.

Don't let him near a Toyota.

He won't know whether he's coming or going.
We have not heard the last of this.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Idiot Box.

What else would you have on it, if not idiots?

It's as if they were made for one another.
Or as Abraham Lincoln once said to Edward R. Murrow on Person to Person, "This great new medium for idiots, by idiots and of idiots shall not perish."

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mrs. Peel.

The eyes have it. Keep 'em skinned.

She will have to bone up, which might not make Barney happy.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Vampire Slayer.

You mean knocked her ass over tea kettle?

Vampire Slayers don't fall like a ton of bricks.