Archive for January, 2011

From Bad To Worse – Part 1


When you’re an adolescent, things that qualify as “bad” come in several distinct yet equally unpleasant flavors. The “parents finding your porn stash” kind of bad, for example, is completely different from – but no less horrifying than – the “finding out about my parents’ sex lives” kind of bad. And then there’s what happens to high school pervert extraordinaire Shuusuke Takanashi, who, in addition to having three insane girls competing for his attention (one of them his own adopted younger sister), also has to deal with stuff like this.

Somehow, the conventional version of this conversation doesn't seem nearly as bad anymore.

This tender parent-child moment has been brought to you by I Don’t Like You At All, Big Brother!! (お兄ちゃんのことなんかぜんぜん好きじゃないんだからねっ!!/Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara Ne!!) – Volume 1 (April 11, 2009) by Kouichi Kusano.

Touchy Subjects – Part 2


Most people need to invest serious thought into coming up with good putdowns. And then there’re individuals like gender bender Ranma Saotome – seen here trying on one of his fiancée Akane Tendou’s outfits – who’s got such a knack for hurling insults that he does so without even realizing it.

He makes it look so easy, doesn't he?

This chapter on crossdressing etiquette taken from the pages of Ranma ½ (らんま½/Ranma Nibun no Ichi) – Volume 2 (June 1, 1989) by Rumiko Takahashi.

Prime, Interrupted


It would seem that, in spite of his inclination towards making them, Megatron is not a fan of dramatic speeches.

Talk to the hand, bitch.

This lesson in public speaking has been brought to you by The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #11 (May 2009) by Shane McCarthy and Guido Guidi.

Too Much Information – Part 1


We all need to vent sometimes and we all do it in our own unique ways. Poor little rich girl Rea Sanka, for example, takes all her bottled-up frustrations and yells them down a well. While we can’t fault her technique, if any of you ever decide to do the same, remember to make damn sure that no one’s eavesdropping on your little confessional or you’re going to have a whole new set of issues to deal with.

If Sadako Yamamura's down there, I'm pretty sure she's just as embarrassed as the rest of us.

This cautionary tale has been brought to you by Sankarea (さんかれあ) – Volume 1 (July 1, 2010) by Mitsuru Hattori.

Touchy Subjects – Part 1


There’re two discussion topics that’re completely off-limits when it comes to women: age and weight. And, as Kyousuke Kousaka is about to discover, the female propensity for mind-reading makes it dangerous to even think about calling either one into question.

Someone's clearly been taking lessons from Kikuko Inoue.

This lesson in maid café etiquette has been brought to you by There’s No Way My Little Sister Can Be This Cute (俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない/Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai) – Volume 1 (October 27, 2009) by Tsukasa Fushimi and Sakura Ikeda.

Comic Book Sexual Innuendo – Part 18


While your range of pick up lines may be limited when you’re a hot dog vendor, that doesn’t mean that you have to make a beeline for most suggestive (and obvious) one.

Just be glad she didn't make the counteroffer of shoving those hot dogs up your sorry ass.

The Lowest Common Denominator Catering Company is sponsored in part by Birds of Prey #68 (August 2004) by Gail Simone, Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose.

Do-It-Yourself Contraception


There’re many good reasons why it’s never caught on. Here’s just one.

Talk about your invasive birth control.

This dubious (and painful) contraceptive technique comes to your courtesy of Heartbeat Fainting in Agony Vulcan!! (トキメキ悶絶バルカン!!/Tokimeki Monzetsu Barukan!!) (July 24, 2008) by John K. Peta.

True Love Never Dies


Contrary to popular belief, there are worse things than flesh-eating zombies: affectionate, loving zombies.

Dammit, woman, what part of "till death do you part" didn't you understand?

This tale of marital bliss has been brought to you by The Vault of Horror #28 (December 1952/January 1953) by Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, George Evans, and Graham Ingels.

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