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What kind of midnight snack does Marten seem like he'd eat?

bread/toast
apple slices and peanut butter
other raw fruit
cheese (brick, slice, or shredded)
sandwich
leftovers
cookies
chips
just a glass of water or juice
rhubarb stalk
half a tortilla
candy/icecream
other
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Author Topic: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)  (Read 4336 times)

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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #50 on: 14 Apr 2022, 00:44 »

I love Pintsize's happy little smile, like he's thinking, "I am! I am blue!"

If the "something borrowed" tradition is old enough to have been about conferring fertility originally, then the undergarment in question would have been a shift/chemise rather than underpants - women didn't wear bifurcated undergarments in the region this came from before the introduction of crotchless drawers in Victorian times. That to us would basically be a borrowed dress, which has been laundered before being lent to us, and that the lender just didn't happen to wear underwear with (which could always be the case with any clothes you've been lent, and again, laundry). IMO, doesn't really have the same modern yikes-factor as if it was underpants from some married mother in the village.

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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #51 on: 14 Apr 2022, 08:39 »

I agree with Ihaveavoice.  We are not talking about used panties.

I think it more likely would have been a petticoat which were worn from the 14th century until well into the 20th.  Something lacey or embroidered to give the wedding dress more volume.  Something that would be pretty rather than nasty.

If it were my wedding, I'd have Pintsize as a flowerboy.  The position allows for a bit of mischief without having the capacity to f*** things up.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #52 on: 14 Apr 2022, 09:49 »

Don't underestimate his ability to fuck things up.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #53 on: 14 Apr 2022, 18:49 »

New comic. Employers suck. For the most part.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #54 on: 14 Apr 2022, 20:04 »

Really digging Roko's look today. And, yes, employers do indeed suck
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #56 on: 14 Apr 2022, 23:54 »

I feel like Dora would be very, very interested in owning a pair of Veronica's panties. 

Maybe it'll be her gift to the lucky couple!
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #57 on: 15 Apr 2022, 02:06 »

Really digging Roko's look today. And, yes, employers do indeed suck

It  —no pun intended— suits here.

Beeps also looks quite cute in their outfit.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #58 on: 15 Apr 2022, 03:54 »

Don't underestimate his ability to fuck things up.

Oh, Pintsize won't fuck things up.

Everything will go to heck exactly as he planned it...
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #59 on: 15 Apr 2022, 09:23 »

Roko did not waste any time getting rid of that tie!  Those Devices Of The Devil are just as prone to getting caught in things as The Dreaded Cape :{
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #60 on: 15 Apr 2022, 11:11 »

There is a reason why security guards who have to wear one use clip-ons.  I'm certainly not going to wear one ever again.  I'm not even comfortable with a shirt collar fully buttoned (I REALLY hate the feeling of anything touching the front of my neck, no matter how lightly).  No way in hell am I going to wear a leash.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #61 on: 15 Apr 2022, 13:24 »

My father calls neckties 'corporate nooses'.

I don't like things touching the front on my neck either. You'll never catch me in a cowl neck, and I'll only wear a scarf if it's really fricken cold.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #62 on: 15 Apr 2022, 14:25 »

I have a very vague recollection of reading something about neckties actually being nooses back in Ye Olde Days. If the King (or whatever) decided you were being untruthful, you'd be hung by your neckwear. It occurs to me that I read a lot of strange stuff when I was young and hiding in a library.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #63 on: 15 Apr 2022, 14:34 »

I have a vague recollection of them being an evolution of the cravat. Confirmed. And apparently bow ties are also.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #64 on: 15 Apr 2022, 15:23 »

I have a vague recollection of them being an evolution of the cravat. Confirmed. And apparently bow ties are also.

Fun fact - the Polish word for necktie is actually "krawat" (pronounced pretty much the same as "cravat"). And I think the connection is preserved in some other languages, too (French, I think, for one).
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #65 on: 15 Apr 2022, 17:12 »

Now I kinda want 'Questionable Content: the Musical.'

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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #66 on: 16 Apr 2022, 08:14 »

... neckties actually being nooses back in Ye Olde Days. If the King (or whatever) decided you were being untruthful, you'd be hung by your neckwear ...

A later development was Baron Harkonnen's heart plugs :{
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #67 on: 16 Apr 2022, 12:02 »

I have a vague recollection of them being an evolution of the cravat. Confirmed. And apparently bow ties are also.

Fun fact - the Polish word for necktie is actually "krawat" (pronounced pretty much the same as "cravat"). And I think the connection is preserved in some other languages, too (French, I think, for one).

And IIRC is - or at least was - derived from hrvat, meaning "Croat", after the neckwear of Croatian soldiers.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 11th to Apr 15th, 2022 (#4761 to #4765)
« Reply #68 on: 16 Apr 2022, 20:06 »

... neckties actually being nooses back in Ye Olde Days. If the King (or whatever) decided you were being untruthful, you'd be hung by your neckwear ...

A later development was Baron Harkonnen's heart plugs :{

That was only a thing in the original film, and was not David Lynch's decision, but one of the screenwriters. (not that Frank Herbert didn't have enough fucked-up things in his novels). The fact that _Salvador Dali_ of all people had the less disturbing ideas in the original screenplay should tell you something.
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