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July 5, 2009 3:52 PM   Subscribe

Why chicks cry. Images of women and girls crying, taken from DC romance comics 1957 to 1968. posted by paduasoy (43 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
In a few of these, I have to wonder about what she's actually doing.

[a treasure trove of snark, paduasoy--some of these are great]
posted by Decimask at 4:02 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Snark tag added - thanks!
posted by paduasoy at 4:03 PM on July 5, 2009


Here is a big reason why chicks cry. Creepy Faces.
posted by netbros at 4:03 PM on July 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


Ha - funny stuff.

My favorites are

—a-and maybe someday he'll like me as much as an elephant!

FEAR OF LEAVES
posted by koeselitz at 4:04 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Her "Foolish Shallow Dreams" are headlining at Mondays With Marylin All Drag Review and "passing" for a whole night, right?
posted by The Whelk at 4:10 PM on July 5, 2009


Surprise, surprise! Turns out that the world is full of disappointments and tear shedding when you leave the kitchen! We really build them for you, you know ...
posted by Foci for Analysis at 4:12 PM on July 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh, the many, many tears I've shed over loving Dick too much.
posted by timeo danaos at 4:17 PM on July 5, 2009 [6 favorites]


OH HEY GUYS I BROUGHT HOT DOGS
posted by loquacious at 4:18 PM on July 5, 2009


Don't you see our love can never be? You're an uptown girl with a political family and a bright future, and I'm just a member of the order Passeriformes who stole your heart. I'm sorry Betty.
posted by The Whelk at 4:20 PM on July 5, 2009 [5 favorites]


Where the hell was this when I was looking for an image to steal for my Teen Tragedy mix disc covers?!?!?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 4:20 PM on July 5, 2009


This did bring tears to my eyes, but they were tears of hilarity.
posted by futureisunwritten at 4:35 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


I and my unsightly elbow warts would be terribly offended, were I not too busy sobbing with heartbreak.
posted by elizardbits at 4:48 PM on July 5, 2009


My favorite: People In General

I have days like that... they usually end with the letter Y.
posted by heyho at 4:53 PM on July 5, 2009


In a few of these, I have to wonder about what she's actually doing.

Poos!
posted by mattoxic at 4:58 PM on July 5, 2009


Did women of the fifties really stutter in their thoughts?
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:09 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


You said it, sisters.*sigh*
posted by Devils Slide at 5:46 PM on July 5, 2009


In a few of these, I have to wonder about what she's actually doing.
posted by Decimask at 9:02 AM on July 6


If these were manga, you'd be right.
posted by nonspecialist at 5:56 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Did women of the fifties really stutter in their thoughts?

No, but an awful lot of cartoonists stuttered in writing.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:06 PM on July 5, 2009


A rare case where the quips under the drawings make them 10x funnier.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:19 PM on July 5, 2009


Did women of the fifties really stutter in their thoughts?
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:09 PM on July 5 [+] [!]


You said it, sisters.*sigh*
posted by Devils Slide at 5:46 PM on July 5 [+] [!]


Epono ... uhm ... noincidental? Eponymetrical?
posted by EatTheWeak at 6:29 PM on July 5, 2009


Oh, and if we're naming my favorites, I'm currently partial to Steve Trevor Not Returning Your Calls and Knowledge.
posted by EatTheWeak at 6:33 PM on July 5, 2009


Knowledge makes me think she must be on a quiz show ... but why is she being menaced by a be-towelled store dummy?
posted by nonspecialist at 6:35 PM on July 5, 2009


Epono ... uhm ... noincidental? Eponymetrical?


We are Legion.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:00 PM on July 5, 2009


I thought most of the captions were kind of stupid.
posted by oddman at 7:22 PM on July 5, 2009


LOL PMP
posted by GuyZero at 7:30 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


A remix of sorts, sadly out of print but still available second-hand.
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 7:49 PM on July 5, 2009


We are Legion.

And we're naughty.
posted by Devils Slide at 8:39 PM on July 5, 2009


heyho: the bad composition of that tempted me to invent a little story to make sense of it.

A lady's flying detached head is stalked by her persistant and obnoxious animated headless body; the body wants to have a head again, but the head just wants to fly away to Oxford to study philosophy.
posted by idiopath at 8:48 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


1950s comic book chicks also cry because Superman is a dick.
posted by crapmatic at 9:38 PM on July 5, 2009


he's too bold. she's never satisfied.
posted by the aloha at 10:00 PM on July 5, 2009


Where can I give money to help people born with this condition? Does it have name? It feels wrong to call them " banana-fingered man-necks. "
posted by The Whelk at 10:06 PM on July 5, 2009


I dig, if you will, these pictures. So this is what it means, like, when chicks cry.
posted by No-sword at 2:51 AM on July 6, 2009


The captions are amazing. Typographical errors, indeed.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:58 AM on July 6, 2009


I am not surprised in the least. All of these comic books were from the 50/60's. They believed that women were strange and cried at odd times.... nothing has changed except for the fact that they were pants now. ;)
posted by Mastercheddaar at 5:43 AM on July 6, 2009


It's necessary that Roy Lichtenstein be mentioned here.
posted by wallstreet1929 at 7:26 AM on July 6, 2009


Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstien from Metafilter's Own Zompist
posted by The Whelk at 8:19 AM on July 6, 2009


A brilliant post! I think I like it better when the characters seem to read their own thought balloons. I esp like Evil Rancher's question about whether people *stutter* int heir thoughts.
posted by JF Ptak at 8:32 AM on July 6, 2009


Lichtenstein? It's never, never necessary to bring up that art-swiping, light-boxing bastard.
posted by EatTheWeak at 8:35 AM on July 6, 2009


A rare case where the quips under the drawings make them 10x funnier.

The best, of course: "Being psycho."
posted by kittyprecious at 9:44 AM on July 6, 2009


Seeing them all at once in a big grid (yes I have time on my hands) makes me wanna do a crying-50s-girl montage set to "Typical Girls" by the Slits.
posted by The Whelk at 9:48 AM on July 6, 2009


Fear of leaves is definitely my favorite one :D
posted by liza at 5:08 PM on July 6, 2009


UrineSoakedRube, my wife has a copy of that, it's rather entertaining.
posted by lowlife at 8:06 AM on July 7, 2009


Since none of my female cousins burst into tears when I'm around, I can only conclude that I'm the poor, shabby cousin.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:58 AM on July 7, 2009


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