this 50′s hungarian comic strip I’d never heard of until now is so damn cute for something that also gets so horny
It helps that the writer was trying to create something he hoped would appeal to women as much as men.
Yeah and I think where it really succeeds vs. modern anime wifey fantasy shit is that Jucika really is just a character super comfortable with being sexual, likes looking sexy and even has no shame in using it to get her way:
….But at the same time, she doesn’t tolerate being objectified against her wishes:
….And the comic takes her side in both cases, whereas I’ve seen countless modern narratives in which this same character would have only been framed as like a Slutty
or full blown villain.
One of the things I also really like about this comic, besides what’s already been stated, is that the humor isn’t always about her being sexy. Sometimes it’s just about other goofy things in her life!
oh yes many of them are experienes just anybody can relate to
but then there’s also the time she just….built a functional AI?
she just didn’t predict how the robot rebellion would really manifest
jucika is top-tier so let me add a few more to this post
they deliberately left out Danny Glover, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey and forgot to mention that Sandra Bullock and Jeff Goldblum have Jewish heritage
In a story important to Jews and Christians, they hired Jews and Christians
Also completely left out Ofra Haza who played Moses’ mother and is legit 100% Israeli.
You guys are fucking exhausting.
The Prince of Egypt: *consults with countless scholars from all three Abrahamic religions to make sure they were telling the story correctly, hires notable black and Jewish talent for the voice cast, taps the guy who played Coalhouse Motherfluffing Walker in “Ragtime” (a show all about racial tensions in America) on Broadway to sing one of the film’s most beautiful songs, taps the same Israeli singer to reprise her role as Yochaved in almost every foreign dub of the film, and is generally much more respectful to its source than any live-action Biblical epic released in the past fifty years*
It’s a strange thing, isn’t it? We always paint evil as either very beautiful or very ugly. Never just ordinary. Perhaps because we always think of ourselves as ordinary people and oh, oh themonsters could never be like us. There has to be some secret to telling.
These kids go to school and have to deal with the very plausible possibility that they won’t come home, because some asshole might decide he wants his fifteen minutes of fame and chose to get it with a gun. They have to practice active shooter drills. They have to watch the news and see the faces of other kids who died just because they went to school. And many of them have already developed anxiety, depression, and PTSD because of it.
Live through a depression?
The housing crisis and economic crash of 2008 has all but destroyed the middle class. These kids are looking at bleak-ass futures where the price of an education might destroy them, and where the education itself doesn’t give them any kind of guarantee of a decent job with a livable wage because billionaire-owned megacorporations would rather see their workers starve than face the thought of losing a few points in the “who has more money” race.
These kids live with the very real fact that our planet is on fucking fire and no one with enough power to do anything about it seems willing to bother.
They live with the fact that we’re having a resurgence of Nazi and Fascist ideals in what is supposed to be the ‘land of the free.’ They live with the fact that we are putting refugees–many of them children like they are–in cages and letting them die of things like the flu. They’re watching grown-ass adults bring back plagues rather than risk their children developing autism because some asshole faked a study and said vaccines and autism were linked. They’re watching women’s bodily autonomy and gay and trans rights being stripped away one law at a time. They’re watching black and brown people get gunned down by policemen with little to no accountability, and watching their grandparents die because they can’t afford their next insulin shot.
These kids are literally living with the prospect of a planet that might be uninhabitable in another generation or two, an economy that might well collapse, a wage minimum that promises they’ll need 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet, an education system that is making college an elite and impossible goal, and a bunch of back-water bigoted policy making its way to the supreme court and getting upheld.
These kids are perfectly capable of seeing and understanding the fact that things are falling down around them but are powerless to do anything about it, and you’re going to freak out about them expressing their frustration at older generations with an innocuous and harmless phrase? And you’re seriously going to sit there and pretend it’s just that these kids don’t like to be told they’re wrong?
Do not for the love of god group me in with these children that think this phrase is okay. As a millennial I personally think the phrase is immature and shows that younger people today don’t like being told they are wrong or when a person older than them doesn’t listen to them. Go fight in the war or live through the depression than come back and cry to me about how older people don’t listen to you. Maybe it’s for this reason.
Humans: *encounters Earth’s Largest Carnivore, who would could swallow them whole, probably*
Human: … Spin?
Earth’s largest carnivore, with a brain that weighs almost as much as this naked beach ape*: SPIN!
WHAT DO YOU MEAN SPERM WHALES ARE CARNIVORES
I THOUGHT THEY ATE KRILL AND STUFF LIKE OTHER WHALES
Nope! Sperm whales eat extremely large deep-sea squids, like the Giant and Colossal Squids. They have also been known to opportunistically eat dead whales, sharks, and seals, but not actively hunt them. They got real big teeth for it too:
However, they only have teeth on thier bottom jaw! they have corresponding holes in their top jaw for the teeth to lock into, which makes hanging onto a slippery, boneless squid:
It should be noted that the human here isn’t in particular danger of being eaten on purpose, but an accidental swing of it’s multi-ton head, a clip from the teeth, or being directly in the line of it’s sonar could seriously injure or kill them- Divers that have been in the direct line of echolocation for a sperm whale calf have described being hit with the soundwave like “being kicked by a horse” and some have suffered internal organ damage. Sperm whales, like other large whales, aren’t particularly aggressive towards humans, but they are still very large wild animals who behave in unpredictable ways.
I know that in US waters, it’s illegal to intentionally come within 300 yards of any whale or dolphin, and if one appears closer you should turn off your engine or stop paddling to avoid accidental injury to you or it. This human is doing something dangerous and ill-advised, but it’s still hopeful that we can love something like a 130,000 lb deep-diving, squid-eating Oceanic former ungulate.
Im.sorry I’ve lived my entire life not realizing that echolocation could possibly be felt and I have to come to terms with the fact that whales have sonic attacks
Before oven thermometers existed, one way to check the temperature of your oven was to stick your hand inside and recite an Our Father. The length of time before you snatch your hand out was timed by how far you’d gotten in the prayer. The shorter the time, the hotter the oven. So you knew that if you wanted a hot oven to bake bread, you wanted your hand out by “kingdom” (for example) but to slow cook a stew, you might want the oven cool enough to get to “trespasses”.
I wonder if this shows up in other historical areas besides medicine?
I ask because I have a very Italian, very Catholic friend who was once describing how she makes pizzelles. They’re cooked in a specific press, similar to a waffle iron, long enough to get light and crispy but not burnt, and in her own words: “I don’t know the exact time it takes to cook them in seconds, but I usually do either two Hail Mary’s or an Our Father and a Glory Be.”
The length of time it takes to say a paternoster was a typical method of reckoning time in the Middle Ages. It’s likely that whoever wrote this remedy down was thinking of it both as a prayer and a timespan and that whoever read it would have understood it the same way.
So there’s this old German remedy for getting rid of boils. A mix of eggshells, egg whites, and sulfur rubbed into the boil while reciting the incantation and saying five Paternosters. And according to my prof’s friend (a doctor), it’s all very sensible. The eggshells abrade the skin so the sulfur can sink in and fry the boil. The egg white forms a flexible protective barrier. The incantation and prayers are important because you need to rub it in for a certain amount of time.
It’s easy to take the magic words as superstition, but they’re important.
And yes, people did say rosaries and such to keep track of how long something was in the oven
I mean the whole damn point of the Nativity story is that the supposed son of God (interpret Jesus how you fucking want, of course) was born to a couple of poor, exhausted peasants in the stable for the inn, and his first bed was a feeding trough for animals. That would nowadays be like a poor couple where the mother gives birth in a parking garage behind the motel because they couldn’t find a better place and nobody else would take them in. It’s a pretty gritty setting, and the idea is that God was reborn in some of the rock-bottom lowest circumstances. The only thing majestic was all the angels and shit, and of course motherly love
I get that a lot of the art portraying Madonna and Child as fabulously wealthy europeans in splendid robes and golden light was meant to glorify God + whichever nobility was sponsoring the artist, and while of course it’s genuinely beautiful art, it just always struck me as horribly missing the point, which is that the supposed son of God started in incredibly humble circumstances, among the kind of people that everyone else looks down on
‘Massacre des Innocents’ by Leon Cogniét, 1824. Although the Feast of the Holy Innocents is in a couple of days time, this painting is still really relevant in that it portrays Mary as how She really was: a scared refugee mum, so fearful that Her son was going to be one of the Innocents killed by King Herod.
sometimes i think i miss high school and then..this is pretty accurate
one time i was in class in middle school and i was eating a beef jerky slim jim and the teacher said “stop eating that unless you have enough to share” so i pulled out a box of 200 slim jims (from costco of course) and the teacher fucking confiscated it.
side note: perfect example of “is that your real objection?”
My latest comic for The Nib was written by my friend Mike Thompson- it’s his first published comics work!
The Nib has been a steady source of income and a huge support to me and many other indie cartoonists for years. They publish amazing work, but will be cut loose by their financial backer in July. You can read the official post about it from editor Matt Bors here.
They are still running their kickstarter-funded print magazine, but have to put digital publishing on hiatus until they figure out their next steps.
If you’ve been thinking about supporting their membership program, now would be a good time. They have levels from $2 to $40 per month. I really don’t want this to be my last Nib piece!
you know what, THIS is how you address historical queer folks of all stripes in a respectful way. you refer to them the way they chose to be referred to, and you say “it’s impossible to know how they would’ve identified in today’s society, but they’re part of our history regardless”.
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Reblogging for the additional info on the alternative dates for people in the UK. Good luck Storming the Castle, I mean: With the Election!
Oh, heck! Go ahead and storm the castle, too, if you’re up for it!
Hey y’all in case you don’t know there’s going to be a YouTube walkout happening from December 10th-13th in response to the new terms and agreements YouTube put in place. According to the new terms they’re allowed to delete channels if they don’t meet community guild lines, which historically for them has included LGBT related channels and content.
Many creators are not posting during this walkout and is asking for people not to use YouTube unless it’s related to the UK election (if you live the UK and still want to participate in the walkout but need to use YouTube to stay on top of election info I think there’s a UK one from the 13th-16th too!)
Anyway fuck those new terms and I’m gonna be deleting my YouTube app on my phone until the 16th.
Tony, on the phone with Pepper as he fixes the chestplate onto someone about to head into a Walmart interview:I don’t know what youre talking about, this is a perfectly reasonable usage of my multi-billion dollar armor, are you telling me if someone showed up in a fully functional iron man suit you WOULDN’T hire them on the spot? IT’S ABOUT MAKING AN IMPACT ON YOUR FIRST MEETING.
It’s true that Tony Stark is well-known for only wearing his suits once and then never being seen in them again, but that’s because once he’s worn them he takes them to the local homeless shelters so that anyone needing a suit for their job interview will be able to get a good quality one.
#tony: *activating gauntlets for him* if they reject you just raise your hands like this and then ask if theyd like to reconsider #pepper: tony do NOT do that just put them on the goddamn starkindustries roster PLEASE somt get them arrested for domestic terrorism #bakfjdidjdjd this is si funny #not my tags but theyre too funny to leave
REBLOGGING THIS BECAUSE MORE PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS! DOCUMENTARIES LIE ALL THE FUCKING TIME, AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS FACT CHECK EVERYTHING A DOCUMENTARY SAYS! Most documentaries have some sort of agenda they’re trying to push, and will twist the truth or outright LIE to push that agenda.
Supersize Me was disproven by several nutritionists yet still shown in school classrooms, Black Fish made all sorts of false claims about the trainers of Seaworld and Orcas in general and was so bad even animal rights activists were calling them out on their false info, there was this shitty documentary claiming Christianity stole all their mythos from Ancient Egypt only to be disproven by ACTUAL EGYPTOLOGISTS, WHO REVEALED HALF THE “EGYPTIAN MYTHS” MENTIONED IN THE FILM WERE FAKE, and so much more!
The number of people who automatically believe everything they saw in a documentary just because it was a documentary is ridiculous and DANGEROUS.
Can confirm. Most documentaries on Ancient Egypt are either:
Fanciful notions of the presenter with no basis in fact
Grossly twisted evidence to fit the needs of the programme/agenda
I’m reading this thing about how farmers in Japan considered thunderstorms to be good luck because they’d make more mushrooms grow so some Japanese scientists created this lil electrical machine that they wheeled through the forest administering shocks to the ground to simulate lightning strikes and the areas that they shocked yielded twice as many mushrooms as unshocked plots of land ⚡️🍄