Actually, we dealt with both of them (the first one last August, and the second one in January). I just happened to have looked at the two of them this evening and thought the comparison was interesting.
One of the greatest Letter From The Editors in the old National Lampoon was all about the importance of context. Full-frontal in National Geographic, for example, wasn’t nearly as good as, say, a visible shadow of public hair under the panties in the lingerie pages of Sears and Roebucks catalog. As you might imagine, the letter went on and on, comparing visuals in various magazines, but that particular example stuck with me, because it was so true. When I was a boy, it wasn’t like today. Those two magazines were treasured resources for the curious young man.
The relevance of that to this is: one does not expect a young woman to stand in the middle of a hallway heaving her breasts around. That’ll stop traffic, if only for the amusement factor. But when one is all geared up for a wet-tee shirt peepshow by the bikini-clad hottest girl in school, lumpen Luann with her sensible shorts (and probably a bra under her shirt) isn’t going to cut it. Luann is kind of the National Geographic in this case. Even if she gets soaking wet and you see everything, it would be a little embarrassing to get turned on by it.
Good call Bill, no snark or insult intended here. #4 does raise a valid point (I guess). I remember all the guys in junior high going gaga for a girl with some ample D cups-but otherwise she was not attractive at all really (daughter of one of our football coaches actually). I guess preconceived labels outweigh the actualities (Luann is certainly attractive as drawn). Hollywood Ugly-or Comic Strip Ugly, rather.
As I said when that second strip first ran: I didn’t think was possible to both overestimate and underestimate the hornyness of teenage boys in the space of one comic. But damn if Evans doesn’t manage to pull it off.
maybe they expand in summer and contract in winter? I’m assuming she’s wearing a bra in the top one (she was known to pad when she was younger)and just a suit in the bottom one. And the problem is she never even got the CHANCE to get wet.
The (to remain anonymous) university that I attended once published a brochure for the School of Pubic Administration. Seriously–saw it myself–this is not a “friend saw it” story. In a later experience the employer I had with “Public” in it’s name edited the spell check on the computers so that “pubic” would show as a misspelling, to avoid the same problem.