November 23, 2012

To his friend...

Delightful.

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  1. Probably the funniest I've read yet. So much desperate hope summed up in one panel...

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  2. As a comic shop employee all I can say about this is... brilliant.

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  3. So according to those guidelines ... pretty much no sex ever for him?

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    1. If you mean because you think that no hot girls go to comic shops - you are mistaken, because at MY shop the ratio was probably one female to every six or seven males, and many of those females were hot.
      My response to this guy would have been, "Wanna bet?" Not because there wouldn't be any hot girls, but because none of them would have had anything to do with him.

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  4. The harassment charges and the firing would come way before any barely attractive woman would talk to him.

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  5. I assume he then asked for an application.

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  6. Does that WORK?! *files for a business license*

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  7. Jesus Christ, how horrifying.

    "Do you have the latest My Little--"
    "Let's fuuuuuuuuuuck!!"

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  8. Dude, It's a comic shop. There are no hot girls coming in there.

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  9. The people claiming there are not "hot girls" in comics shops are about as gross as this guy. Guess what -- women buy comics. And some of us are even attractive. Shocking, I know!

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    1. Comic readers have cultures a bigger standard of beauty than you apply to yourself.

      Come back when you can stack up to Powergirl.

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    2. As a guy that used to work in a comic shop, yes, there is about 1 hot girl for every 500 sweaty shamblers begging you to save all the variant covers for them.

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    3. When was that? Because nowadays there are LOTS of hot girls is comic shops. And, some of them are writers and artists!

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    4. "in" comic shops. sorry.

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    5. "Comic readers have cultures a bigger standard of beauty than you apply to yourself.

      Come back when you can stack up to Powergirl."

      We also have higher standards of literacy than you apply to yourself.

      Come back when you can stack up to Shakespeare.

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    6. Anonymous @ 11/23/2012 2:23 PM really hit a nerve there.

      And Anonymous @ 11/23/2012 4:23 PM completely missed the joke thereby.

      Seriously, how could you not see that?

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    7. I think it's offensive to assume that women aren't reading comics, which would also include various 'hot' women, but I also think it's naive to believe that your average comic shop would somehow disproportionally represent this relatively small group of readers.

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    8. WAH wah WAH wah WAH wah WAH...

      I would like to register my shock, horror and outrage - OUTRAGE - at the unfair representation of short fat greasy guys in this cartoon and comments thread. As a short fat greasy guy (who is actually hot, actually) I find this offensive, and shall take this opportunity to lecture you all in an uptight and humorless fashion until your worldview corresponds to the correct type. (i.e. mine, which I borrowed from the bitter and festeri... er, wonderful and enlightening posts at Eschershortfatgreasyguys.tumblr.com) Then you will see how wrong it is to react to short fat greasy guys with anything less than cowed servility and abject prostration.

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    9. Anonymous @ 6:58pm - Dude, seriously, get a life.

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  10. You know Mr. Tim wishes he could put an "It's True" tag on this one.

    But then if it were true he probably wouldn't have time to draw comics to put "It's True" tags on.

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  11. Hahaha... ha.. ha.

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  12. Never mind whether hot girls buy comics or not. What about this delusion some people have about comic shop owners getting laid like rock stars? Do they think the same thing of record store owners?

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    1. I think "High Fidelity" gave a lot of people that delusion.

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  13. what a douche... how could he cheat on his girlfriend who's also a model but goes to another school so you wouldn't know her?

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  14. I suppose technically "It's True".

    But then technically he'll also be riding every rainbow unicorn pegasus who goes in there.

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  15. It's RAF!!!

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  16. Ahahahahaha... Ew.
    Does he mean the intercourse would be consensual because the girls would be overwhelmed by his raw, steamy masculinity or dors he mean he would attempt to rape any attractive girl entering the store? What a horrid little man.

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    1. I'm thinking it's more like the teacher who says "Sure I can raise you a gradepoint, but you're gonna have to do something for me".

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  17. Yes, because not working in a comic shop is the only thing keeping this guy from sleeping with beautiful women now.

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  18. The guy probably pees himself when a female sits behind him on the bus.

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  19. You could remind him that it is a comic shop, not a brothel.

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    1. You may have just inadvertently come up with a new business model.

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  20. This is a misapprehension about the comics retailing biz that I've rarely heard come up; the more common ones seem to be that working at a comic shop means getting to read comics all day and that opening a comic shop is a simple matter of slapping some X-men and Green Lantern posters on the walls and the money will come flying in (this seems to have spurred the opening of some of the more...substandard shops I encountered back in the early 90s).

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  21. HaHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaahahaha no, you wouldn't.

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