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[2011-Jun-09] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:27 pm
by I have a short dog
http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2271

What is she supposed to be, some kind of LIPSTICK SALESMAN?

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:38 pm
by Sahan
What have you got against lipstick salespeople, huh? What did lipstick sellers ever do to you?

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:37 pm
by Eisbreaker
Lipstick salespeople murdered my family and razed my village to the ground.

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:42 pm
by smiley_cow
You can`t lay that on lipstick salespeople; cosmetic tradespersons of all types do that.

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:15 pm
by Chase
I seriously just don't get this comic. I feel like it must be super obvious and I'm just missing something. Anyone wanna explain? It's bugging me.

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:20 pm
by Edminster
it's about how you shouldn't trust anyone involved in the cosmetics industry

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:12 pm
by Eisbreaker
Chase wrote:I seriously just don't get this comic. I feel like it must be super obvious and I'm just missing something. Anyone wanna explain? It's bugging me.


It's a metaphor, silly. A metaphor for the hidden dangers of superfluous cosmetics.

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:46 pm
by ChaoticBrain
Chase wrote:I seriously just don't get this comic. I feel like it must be super obvious and I'm just missing something. Anyone wanna explain? It's bugging me.


To give a serious answer, the end panel is implying that she's tricking him into letting her move in with the promise of more sex, and once she's settled in, she'll trap him in a relationship against his will.

Or spear him, either or.

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:48 pm
by Felstaff
Interesting conversation between Zach and weareallfromearth regarding this comic and Zach's "is this sexist?" blog post about it.

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:53 pm
by Edminster
"Hey guys let's have a central place to discuss the comic in an open forum-like environment"
*proceeds to make several different and competing avenues of communication, completely ignoring the one that was explicitly created for discussion of his work*

That's our Weiner!

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:32 pm
by Oldrac the Chitinous
You'd almost think his forum had become hostile to him or something.

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:19 pm
by Lethal Interjection
Down with Zach! Up with phentermine!

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:44 pm
by Edminster
Viva revolucion! Viva Tramadol!

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:35 am
by AHMETxRock
"So does that makeup smear when the lady gives a blowjob? Whether or not I'll continue to speak to you REALLY hinges on this."

Re: [2011 - June 9] That women's lipstick is atrocious!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:59 am
by DonRetrasado
I'm not sure I get what this means. "In LA, it is considered acceptable to ask a potential secretary to send headshots."