Cherry

Cidu Bill on Jun 6th 2017

Trish nominates this one for the Arlo Award:

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Filed in Arlo Award, Bill Bickel, Greg Evans, Luann, comic strips, comics, humor | 27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Cherry”

  1. Mona Jun 7th 2017 at 12:21 am 1

    In the movies I’ve always seen women doing this, never men.

  2. Kilby Jun 7th 2017 at 04:06 am 2

    So, he’s offering to put a knot in her cherry, too?

  3. Brent Jun 7th 2017 at 05:46 am 3

    In all honesty, the trope has it backwards. Women tend to be more concerned about the skills of a potential hook-up than men.

  4. yellojkt Jun 7th 2017 at 07:10 am 4

    I’ve always thought cherry stem tying was sleight of hand trick (substituting a pre-tied stem for a straight stem) but people swear it can be don.

  5. Bill A Jun 7th 2017 at 07:32 am 5

    When I saw this the other day, I knew an Arlo Award nomination was heading its way. Leslie (the one who tied the cherry stem with his tongue) is right. Gunther doesn’t have to get it, but it looks like Tiffany sure did.

    (It helps to remember that these are college-age kids now.)

  6. Powers Jun 7th 2017 at 08:19 am 6

    The question is, what did Mrs. Berger and Mr. Gray think of it?

  7. Ian D Osmond Jun 7th 2017 at 09:20 am 7

    yellojkt — it is easier to do it as a slight-of-hand trick, but it can be done for real, too. I’ve done both.

    Honestly, the sleight-of-hand thing looks better. The facial contortions I have to go through to get the cherry stem to knot are more ridiculous than sexy. Then again, since most of the people I’ve ever dated have liked me for my sense of humor more than my physical attractiveness, this hasn’t been much of a problem.

  8. Mona Jun 7th 2017 at 11:36 am 8

    Ian, I enjoyed your comment. My first thought was that it would make a good Monty Python skit (perhaps it is and I’ve missed it).
    Now I can’t get the picture of Marty Feldman doing this as you described.

  9. Ian D Osmond Jun 7th 2017 at 11:55 am 9

    Pretty much any of the rubber-face comics would be fantastic. I’m not sure that any of the Pythons have the right sort of comedy style — you want a clown, not a comedian or a comic.

    (Clowns move funny, comedians say funny things, comics say things in a funny way. Obviously, many people are several of them at once — Jerry Lewis is a clown and a comic, but not really a comedian. James Corden is all three.)

  10. Winter Wallaby Jun 7th 2017 at 12:44 pm 10

    Gunther’s (Gunther?) response doesn’t make sense. If you get the Arlo, then you get it. If you don’t get it, why would you think there was anything to get other than “here’s a neat trick”?

  11. Cidu Bill Jun 7th 2017 at 01:41 pm 11

    Winter, I think it’s the fact that he’s showing off for Tiffany at all.

  12. Winter Wallaby Jun 7th 2017 at 02:13 pm 12

    Bill: I get that Gunther is annoyed at the guy. But what is it that Gunther thinks that he (Gunther) isn’t getting?

  13. Cidu Bill Jun 7th 2017 at 02:15 pm 13

    Why Tiffany’s SO impressed.

  14. Minor Annoyance Jun 7th 2017 at 02:20 pm 14

    Powers: “Mr. Grey and I will take care of the dishes. You children stay here. Really, stay in your chairs and ignore anything you hear from the kitchen.”

  15. Mark in Boston Jun 7th 2017 at 09:00 pm 15

    Just because he CAN do something like that doesn’t mean he WILL do something like that.

  16. Ted from Ft. Laud Jun 8th 2017 at 04:59 am 16

    Ian @ 9 - I’d say that of the Pythons, John Cleese at least would (by your definition) count as a clown (as well as a comic and comedian), though he may not be a “rubber face” one.

  17. Ted from Ft. Laud Jun 8th 2017 at 05:08 am 17

    And Tiffany’s reaction seems a little odd to me, given that the strip has (at least at times) implied that her “socially active” reputation may be something she cultivates but that it may not reflect reality.

  18. Ian D Osmond Jun 8th 2017 at 07:46 am 18

    Ted — true: Ministry of Silly Walks, for instance, is a pure physical comedy bit.

  19. James Pollock Jun 8th 2017 at 10:44 am 19

    “Ministry of Silly Walks, for instance, is a pure physical comedy bit.”

    I disagree. A good part of it involves the two of them talking across a desk. It’s hybrid… some of the humor is purely physical, but some is deeper. See also “Upper-class twit of the year”.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqObJtGrKaA

  20. Boise Ed Jun 8th 2017 at 02:35 pm 20

    It seems to me that tying a knot, even a little overhand like that, would require two manipulators, so I don’t see how it’s even possible to do it with a tongue.

    Ian [9]: that’s an interesting distinction.

  21. Bob Jun 8th 2017 at 05:18 pm 21

    Boise Ed @20 - that’s why it’s impressive (to some)

  22. James Pollock Jun 8th 2017 at 05:47 pm 22

    “It seems to me that tying a knot, even a little overhand like that, would require two manipulators”

    Surgeons learn to tie knots with one hand.

  23. Winter Wallaby Jun 8th 2017 at 06:25 pm 23

    James P #22: Most surgeons that do that have five manipulators per hand.

  24. James Pollock Jun 8th 2017 at 07:57 pm 24

    “Most surgeons that do that have five manipulators per hand.”

    Show me someone tying a knot with their middle and ring fingers, and I’ll take this claim seriously.

  25. Heather Jun 9th 2017 at 10:42 am 25

    Tying it with your tongue includes using your teeth as manipulators. My ex can do it…

  26. Winter Wallaby Jun 9th 2017 at 01:15 pm 26

    James P #24: I’m not sure why you require further evidence before “taking seriously” the claim that each finger is a manipulator.

    “Oh, you say the sun is hot? Show me someone getting a sunburn while they’re inside and I’ll take this claim seriously.”

  27. James Pollock Jun 9th 2017 at 03:34 pm 27

    “I’m not sure why you require further evidence before “taking seriously” the claim that each finger is a manipulator.”

    Because “is a manipulator” implies “is capable of (independent) manipulation” which is contrary to my experience. When people say things that are contrary to my experience, I require evidence that supports their claim before I can take it seriously.

    PS Sunburn isn’t caused by heat, inside OR outside.

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