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George And Lynn Explained (George And Lynn Explained, explained) Mildly NSFW cartoon nudity
posted by fearfulsymmetry (31 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I stopped reading after the author wrote "...They see a lady coming out of a red sports car holding a small dog she is holding"


When they do Dick, Jane, and Spot explained, let me know... I had to read that for years and I never got it...
posted by HuronBob at 4:03 AM on September 12, 2009


hehe..this is fun:

"George looks a bit grumpy and comments to Lynne that he thinks that she hates walking past building sites. Lynne smiles and says that she might do, but certainly not as much as George does."

Yes, Lynn might "do" just fine, but, George, not so much, at least for me..
posted by HuronBob at 4:04 AM on September 12, 2009


"This is a building site. We have told this from what George says.

ok, I'm done, this is just too easy.
posted by HuronBob at 4:05 AM on September 12, 2009


Ha ha I fuckin' love the internet.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 4:17 AM on September 12, 2009


I flagged this post for being about a blog that's most interesting point was it's lack of proofreading so I flagged it.

OK, not really, but context people. I need context! Where does this comic come from? Who wrote it? When? Putting "George and Lynn" into Google gets you "George and Lynn Explained" and "George and Lynne live in the mid to late seventies. | MetaFilter" in the first five links, plus lots of boring stuff about people who happened to be named George and Lynn.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 4:48 AM on September 12, 2009 [4 favorites]


This site is great.

Context: George and Lynne is a comic strip that appears in British tabloid The Sun, and has done since 1976. It's well known for its impossibly-pert cartoon boobies, women floating round wearing as little as possible and blatant mysogyny. It's also quite possibly the least funny comic strip in the world.
posted by hnnrs at 5:04 AM on September 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


I saw no "floating" women... the strip may lack a lot, but it does not lack gravity.
posted by HuronBob at 5:14 AM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


hnnrs: Context: George and Lynne is a comic strip that appears in British tabloid The Sun, and has done since 1976. It's well known for its impossibly-pert cartoon boobies, women floating round wearing as little as possible and blatant mysogyny.

That second sentence actually applies to the Sun every bit as much as it applies to George and Lynne.
posted by afx237vi at 5:25 AM on September 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


Pedantic

–adjective
1. ostentatious in one's learning.
2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching.
3. HuronBob
posted by sebas at 5:26 AM on September 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


The people who write angry letters to the editor about Liō and Get Fuzzy would probably storm the offices with torches if they ran this my local newspaper.
posted by octothorpe at 5:44 AM on September 12, 2009


I have to admit I kind of liked this one.
posted by shammack at 5:48 AM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ah, bible tract meets early Playboy cartoons! These comics interest me in the same way as do the comic-styled bible tracts I occasionally find on the train: I expect to disagree with their message, but am compelled—page by page—to learn exactly how I’ll disagree.

I liked this surreal one. I don't think George really goes fishing.
posted by applemeat at 6:00 AM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


George and Lynne final panel punchlines. NSFW, but only if your internet filter knows what 'ubbs' means.
posted by permafrost at 6:23 AM on September 12, 2009 [5 favorites]


"most interesting point was it's lack of proofreading..."

It's similar to its follow-on comments in that regard.
posted by Mike D at 6:37 AM on September 12, 2009


A for effort, could use a squeez of lemon and a scratch of pepper.
posted by From Bklyn at 6:41 AM on September 12, 2009


So this is like a poor imitation of Marmaduke Explained, then.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 7:00 AM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


hnnrs It's also quite possibly the least funny comic strip in the world.

No, that's Family Circus.
posted by nbergus at 8:22 AM on September 12, 2009


When I was bartending in Wales, some previous employee had clipped a four of these and taped them inside a cabinet. I asked the manager if it was all right to remove them. She was as surprised as I was that they were there and anyone thought they were funny enough to preserve. She told me "you might even burn them if you don't let the fire spread to the carpet."
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:24 AM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't know, the second comic explanation is pretty funny:

These men be thinking about using this dog as a way to talk to Kate, but they don't actually seem to be saying anything. The first man just stands quite close to Kate without saying anything and Kate doesn't even seem to notice him... Art gets closer to Kate but still stays silent. He's using the technique of hoping that a woman can hear your breathing and hope she turns round a notices you. We can only imagine how close the next man will get whilst Art is trudging away, cursing himself for not saying those two simple words - "Nice dog."

I can't quite figure out why, but it seems as if all of the amusing stuff is at the bottom of the 'analyses'. Which seems like a poor format choice.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 8:24 AM on September 12, 2009


NSFW, but only if your internet filter knows what 'ubbs' means.

When I looked up "ubbs" most of the pages were on William H(ubbs) Rehnquist. I think this means something important.
posted by vorpal bunny at 9:07 AM on September 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


I think the writing is pretty much a perfect match for the comics. The comics are perfectly dreadful.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:19 AM on September 12, 2009


Meh. Come to the States if you want to see horribly unfunny comics in your paper.
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 10:16 AM on September 12, 2009


Gotta love a guy who calls someone pedantic by posting the definition from the dictionary.
posted by autodidact at 10:20 AM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Context: George and Lynne is a comic strip that appears in British tabloid The Sun, and has done since 1976. It's well known for its impossibly-pert cartoon boobies, women floating round wearing as little as possible and blatant mysogyny. It's also quite possibly the least funny comic strip in the world."

THANK YOU! Christ on a biscuit, how incredibly irritating that neither "George and Lynne Explained" or "George and Lynne Explained Explained" managed to FUCKING EXPLAIN IT.

pardon my caps
posted by Naberius at 11:02 AM on September 12, 2009 [4 favorites]


George and Lynne final panel punchlines. NSFW, but only if your internet filter knows what 'ubbs' means.

I wrote most of that list, I think. Its a small internet at times.

Also, I'm slightly obsessed with George and Lynne. I've spent the last four years or so re-writing as many of them as possible (self-link)
posted by dng at 11:49 AM on September 12, 2009 [6 favorites]


Also, I'm slightly obsessed with George and Lynne. I've spent the last four years or so re-writing as many of them as possible (self-link)

I got the Fighting Fantasy reference in the third strip down. You are me, and I claim my five pounds.
posted by permafrost at 12:11 PM on September 12, 2009


It's bad but not Fred Basset bad. Good lord, nothing is as bad as Fred Basset. And no, I will not supply a link. Trust me, it's very bad.
posted by Ber at 1:13 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


George takes Lynne out in the Owlship. They fly over a neighbourhood on fire. Lynne: Oh, Jesus. I can see kids. Can you do anything, George.

Thanks Permafrost.
posted by benzenedream at 1:26 PM on September 12, 2009


That's dreadful, but it's no Wee Pals.
posted by dantsea at 1:34 PM on September 12, 2009


It's also quite possibly the least funny comic strip in the world.

First, I thought - like nbergus - No! It's Family Circus! Then I remembered Mallard Fillmore.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 2:02 PM on September 12, 2009


George and Lynne's keen advantage, however, is their invariant vapidity. If they were a colour, they would be naval grey. If they were a food, they would be unsweetened air-puffed rice. Or tepid water.

I don't think I've ever seen a newspaper-published, long-term comic that was as singularly focused on the few lines that make up a cartoon boob or, for variation, a misogynistic jibe that is so dated that it surely causes a localized time warp. It seemed to completely lack any other structure.

I don't think even something as dreadful as Mallard Fillmore was that soullessly themed.

It's embarassing that The Sun finds an audience. WTF are we doing as a society that has it creating enough maroons, morons, and creeps as to sustain a media empire?!
posted by five fresh fish at 11:00 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


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