Martyr

Cidu Bill on Oct 27th 2017

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Well…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Halloween, Heart of the City, Joan of Arc, Mark Tatulli, comics strips, humor | 11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Martyr”

  1. Brian in STL Oct 27th 2017 at 02:02 pm 1

  2. Brian in STL Oct 27th 2017 at 02:04 pm 2

  3. D McKeon Oct 27th 2017 at 05:19 pm 3

    I was intrigued that the “plus size” image was shown as right-handed,
    while the other was shown as left-handed. Some research shows that
    Jeanne / Joan is often claimed as a lefty by sites like famouslefties.com
    (but which shows an image with her sword in the right hand), while
    some graphologists interpret her few extant signatures as being
    written with the left hand,
    https://www.jeanne-darc.info/biography/letters/
    but some historians suggest that images that show her as left-handed
    were deliberately done to add a sinister connotation to her memory.

  4. larK Oct 27th 2017 at 10:46 pm 4

    “Sword, shield, and boots are not included”

    What’s left? The crappy little dress (or in the case of the plus-size, the crappy big dress)? That would be the easiest part to just throw together from an existing dress — it’s the sword, shield and boots that make the outfit — and interestingly those items are exactly identical from the slutty to the plus size versions…

  5. Daniel J. Drazen Oct 28th 2017 at 07:34 am 5

    After my mom and stepfather visited her childhood birthplace (Prague) and learned some of its history, he took to calling her “Jan Hus” whenever she complained about something.

    This is the Internet. Look it up.

  6. Carl Oct 28th 2017 at 09:06 am 6

    Daniel J. Drazen@5:

    After my mom and stepfather visited her childhood birthplace (Prague) and learned some of its history, he took to calling her “Jan Hus” whenever she complained about something.

    I instantly read this as saying that Jeanne D’Arc was born in Prague. Which was very confusing.

  7. padraig Oct 28th 2017 at 09:37 am 7

    “Sexy Joan of Arc” is one of those jokes where the only people who get it are the ones most likely to be offended by it. Kind of like Kevin Smith’s movie “Dogma.”

  8. Kilby Oct 28th 2017 at 02:54 pm 8

    @ Daniel (5) - OK, I looked up “Jan Hus“, but nothing in the article gave any indication about why it would be clever or funny to apply that name to someone else.

  9. Brian in STL Oct 28th 2017 at 06:03 pm 9

    A candidate for “Comments I Don’t Understand”?

  10. Treesong Oct 29th 2017 at 07:20 pm 10

    Kilby (8): Jan Hus was martyred (burned at the stake). Unlike Jane Hus, the hussy.

  11. Meryl A Nov 1st 2017 at 01:47 am 11

    Based on what we saw for sale in Walmart - and the costumes we saw today (Halloween) most of the costumes for adults look like footy pajamas with a head on them.

    We are in Lancaster, PA trying to avoid Halloween as much as possible (I hate my birthday - it is not the years, it is the day and we do this annually) and were lucky enough to see a limited number of people in costumes - at the farmer’s market - a “nun” selling vape stuff at a , a shopping couple in the pj looking costumes as mice, a woman stuffed in a generic,loudly colored “wench” type costume, a fellow dressed to go with her who had a booth, and one other person shopping whose costume I have forgotten. In Walmart after dinner the big costume being grabbed off the $5 sale rack was the Spiderman PJ looking costume (for adults). Lastly we saw a family - the little girl was dressed as Minnie Mouse. The parents were dressed in camouflage with their faces painted to match. The 2 sons - ij the general 10-14 year old age group were wearing no costumes.

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