March 28, 2014

"I was about to put on some lipstick..."



One of many vintage comics images at the entrancing blog Comically Vintage.

15 comments:

Big Mike said...

The other comic at your link is priceless. Guys, now you know why you're supposed to keep your eyes on the lady's face and not let them drift downward.

Ann Althouse said...

@Big Mike Not sure which one you're referring to. There are over 1000 comics panels at the link.

Paco Wové said...

I believe he's referring to the caution against gaping admiration during a swordfight.

Sam L. said...

It appears the pirate girl has a saber, and the guy an epee, and both of them are way too close for swordfighting, but at a great distance for looking down her blouse.

Sam L. said...

And his sword is up, not lowered, as we can see in the illustration.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, what Paco Wove wrote.

@Sam, looking at the panel, I believe that the fellow's sword has been knocked from his hand by the hilt of her cutlass.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks. Noted.

Now, I must get back to the pounding beat. It is all that matters to me.

FleetUSA said...

Professor, Your new icon/avatar photo with you in yellow is not as becoming (to me) as your one in blue. Maybe you're trying to look like some 35 y/o and less sharp as you really are.

Quaestor said...

Super-Pancho!

In making the transition from Interplanetary WASP to Chicano from Beyond, Superman lost that well-tailored look and gained a five day stubble. I've often wondered how Superman managed to shave.

Quaestor said...

Santa found dead of peritonitis. Video at 11.

betamax3000 said...

Crazy Street Corner Guy Off His Meds Says"

Stop smiling, damn you. You think and smile and think and smile and think and smile but your soul is cancer, it is cancer and charcoal and you think you have it under control but you don't, I see the oil slipping out of your mouth, oil -- thick oil! -- and I will pull your smiling teeth from your mouth and I will suck on those teeth like peppermints, I will crush them to powder between my molars and I will spit the dust of your smile into the street where the pigeons are, you never pay any attention to the pigeons, they have lives but you are too f**king busy to even acknowledge their existence, stop smiling...

Quaestor said...

What the hell??

Deb said...

"Your paleocomicologist"
Ha ha ha.

Nichevo said...

Fleet,

Agreed. She looks red-eyed and bibulous and she should darken her hair, now it looks white. It could be a better pic maybe with some Photoshop.

Betamax3000,

What's Crack's cut?

Sam L. said...

Big Mike, yes, it's up, and yes, it's been knocked out of his hand, but it was up when she knocked it out of his hand--not in a position to threaten her. An epee is a point-only weapon (no sharp edges); a saber has a point and an edge. Just the thoughts of one who has fenced.