That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless


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  1. Twinkly lights

    Twinkly lights said, 11 months ago

    Its surprising that such a comfortable and practical item as a farthingale ever went out of fashion…

  2. Number Six

    Number Six said, 11 months ago

    It would have been the billiard table but she didn’t have the balls.

  3. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, 11 months ago

    But are the patrons still… oh, nevermind.

  4. bluskies

    bluskies said, 11 months ago

    Lousy stinkin’ hippie.

  5. Mark Shanks

    Mark Shanks said, 11 months ago

    The enigmatic smile is explained by the midget under the dress…and her wide stance.

  6. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    English hoopskirts were round, but you know what they say…Spain is Different!!

  7. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, 11 months ago

    That’s Bill Clinton’s oval office under there.

  8. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, 11 months ago

    @Number Six: Back of the head!

  9. Number Six

    Number Six said, 11 months ago


    When I saw today’s pic, I was very nearly snookered.

  10. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @orinoco womble

    Eventually, they became more oval rather than round throughout the continent: according to one of my theatre costuming textbooks, one was measured at 18 feet wide, but most were around 6 to 7 feet. Unlike the full round hoop skirt, these were more collapsible so women could actually make it through a doorway. Disney’s Cinderella and her step-sisters wear paniers/panniers (from the French for ‘basket’ or ‘saddle bags’), steel cages set on each hip.

    But yeah, this caption is funny. All she needs is a hat with an umbrella, and she could be a piece of patio furniture.

  11. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, 11 months ago

    Thanks to the invention of plastic bags, dresses are much smaller now.

  12. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Same-size-as-clicking-here image can be found here, or at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry.

    Portrait of Mrs. Inés de Zúñiga y Velasco, Countess of Monterrey (link shows Google translated Spanish Wikipedia page) is described (Google translated) by its current-location page.

    A different coloration, click-to-humongous image, along with a shorter description, can be found at its Google Art Project page. The artist’s Wikipedia page (Google translated Spanish Wikipedia page has more) and collection (more under Subcategories).

    Second, of the at least 6 works, by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here.

  13. finale

    finale said, 11 months ago

    Hourglass waist there, girlie…..more on the Alice in Wonderland style.

  14. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, 11 months ago

    built in Powder room, with all the fixins.

  15. MrsSnape

    MrsSnape said, 11 months ago

    Looks like she might be smuggling out the pasta and omelet stations as well.

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