January 17, 2018
Maybe by the end of the week, he’ll learn to use complete sentences.
it definitely is complicated, Gun
I agree, Gunther, which is why I’ve never worn lingerie. I wear camisole when the top shirt is sheer or in the summer around home so I really don’t consider camisole lingerie but the rest of them are so unnecessary. I lied…I was given a piece of lingerie for my wedding night and I did wear it but my husband told me to toss it because it was just in the way. We talked about it and he said lingerie is just stupid – the woman’s body is far sexier than a piece of fabric. Thank God because some men have lingerie fetish and they are EXPENSIVE – the good quality and tasteful ones are, not the Walmart versions.
He’s a Kirk, not a Spock.
That killed the moment a bit.
I have gotten a funny feeling that somehow Bets is going to end up as a human model. She seems to have the ’take charge ’ attitude to pull it off.
Why, indeed, Gun! Well, it’s like this: The fashion industry is in the business to make a profit. To that end, they use advertising tactics to make folks think that they need this silly stuff to be sexier…and pay a lot of money for it. The end.
I think he about covered it, er, I mean uncovered it… though he might have teased a bit more, uh, suggestive detail, to, um, round out the (gulp) full shape of… his thoughts, yeah, thoughts. Phew!
The irony of lingerie…
“It looks great! Take it off.”
Repeating myself from yesterday, this Ark is a bit contrived.
As a girl, I find it kind of cute how Gunther’s getting flustered.
As hard as it is for Gun to say, he seems to make a good point. So many different fancy names, styles, and patterns for which they all do the same thing. Which is ironic since they are usually covered up when worn. Both the lingerie, and the “merchandise they’re advertising” (so to speak)
Dang Bets – Enough cat & mouse. Let’s zoom to when it’s all sorted and packed and posted on Ebay. Maybe there was one interruption when Les came home into the living room and shouted something obnoxious and Bets just shouted back, “Shut Up, Les!” Anyway – before Bets leaves the premises – G & K owe us a little intimacy for all our patience.
Many ways to bumble like an idiot, oh yes Gunthy! He’s never seen a porno mag, obviously.
I think the authors have forgotten that Gunther makes clothes as a hobby. The idea that people wear multiple forms of fashion ought not to be alien to him.
Oh Gaw, Gunther! Bets? Please HELP Gunther get pass his predictable, UNFUNNY Nerdy shyness, WILL ya? This is getting embarrassing and impossible to defend. Your new boyfriend and My Favorite Nerd is gonna have “folks” praying Les shows up at THIS rate. In FACT, if Gun keeps THIS up, Les won’t HAVE to show up!
I swear, Gunther was truly one of those guys that actually read Playboy only for the articles.
Bets why don’t you put on that little number that Tiffany gave you? It’ll help calm Gunther right down and give him a taste of what’s in store for him one day. PLUS remind him of his EXTREMELY Good Fortune in Meeting YOU!
And THEN, Les, Irma, Al, Bernice, Luann, the Coupon Lady And Shannon, can show up while Gunther’s Phone is ringing, And COMPLETELY RUIN Everything! ;)
Oh, and Gunny? Another piece of advise. Quit imagining Tiffany in those outfits and picture BETS in them.
There. Is that better?
Well, his nervous befuddled state has just kicked it!!
Feels like this weeks been a complete waste nothing funny or important really happened except Gunther freaking out being Gunther
Doesn’t take much sexual innuendo to fluster gun, does it? And bets thinks his blushing and flustered demeanor is cute. Bets wants to teach her boyfriend all about sex. She just realizes she will have to get him out of his shell and comfort zone.
Poor Gunther take your foot out of your mouth. I have a feeling that Bets will save the day.
I once said to a boyfriend: “I just got a sexy new teddy. Do you want to see it?” His response: “Yes, I do. I want to see it on the floor!!” So much for all the money I spent at La Senza, lol.
I have the theory that Gunther needs a protective, somewhat possessive woman, who is interested in him, likes what he does, including sewing and star trek, etc., but is the woman who will convert him into a more confident, less clumsy man, a definite stage up from a mom who was very much possessive and directory. Bets is, but in a loving way, she is so good for Gunther it is scary. And I think she can handle Les should he appear, perhaps when she is modeling or showing how to put on, umm, take off, make sexy, but beautiful that lingerie. Tiffany will come out okay too.
Holie molie ….
I’m still not sure if I like Bets, although this is a cute exchange. I just hope she doesn’t develop controller tendencies that seemed to be just under the surface at the start.
Gunther needs to pick up a few Victoria’s Secret catalogs and do some intensive research!
Was Rosa just a dream? I mean…doesn’t Gunther have rather a lot of experience?
Bets is amazing. Gunther keeps giving her lemons, and she keeps squeezing them into lemonade.
Also, Bets is very familiar with the names of all the types of lingerie. Do they teach that in business class?
If Bets showed him her bra at this point, he’d probably die of a massive aneurysm.
GEEZ, Bets – take your boy and welcome him into your “comfort zone” already. Give Gun some ease; you’ve already established your “superiority” over him.
I like this Bets! Smart and adorable. Great combination!
A girl with a sense of humor too? How lucky he is!
Gunther could not be more understandable than that. To help him to stop to be so from nervous about that, Bets should ask him to make some lingerie for her. At that point he would also understand why there are so many variations. Simply because the Fantasy is a wonderful thing!
Lots of reasons, Gunth. Why are there so many different kinds of airplanes?
Getting a little nervous there, Gunth.
Wasn’t Gunther in a serious, long-term relationship with Rosa? All his embarrassment, like a 1950’s sit-com, is getting really stale.
Lingerie is like icing on a cake! Who eats cake without icing?
Gunther will be very confused when (if) he learns there is more than one sex position. “why would the woman need to get on top?” Poor Bets.
Bets; it looks it’s time for you to make that remark you made the other day come true. Put on some lingerie, that piece Tiffany gave will do nicely. Then start completing Gunther’s “education.”
Just put the dressmaker`s dummy away. This should work out very well.
“So many ways to cover the female body in such a way as to make it even more attractive to males than it is already.”
See Gunther? It really isn’t hard to say. Well, not hard to type.
There is an elephant in that room that must be gotten out of the way so romance can proceed gently, or explode into a full blown physical surrender.
To gild the lily?
Wha….? What ever happened to the plain, ol’ ‘nightie?’ Am I dated?ans: Yes.
I give up. What are the logos on their shirts?
So…. how do I interpret this…..
1. Did they trio (Gun, Bets, and Tiffany) already photograph the lingerie that Tiffany plans to “eBay”?
2. Or, did Tiffany leave what she wanted to “eBay” with Gun and Bets so they do all the work?
I am presuming the answer #1 is correct and that the items left on the counter are the ones that Tiffany gave to Bets to keep?
If my presumption is correct, is Bets statement meant to be a “sort of” question as to which particular item of the five that Gun would like Bets to model? I believe that is what Bets intended… a “sort of” implied question. BUT as I hope Bets quickly realizes…. in all matters with a physical component…. Gunther will need a more direct, easily understandable and less potentially misunderstood sort of question/statement.
Poor Gunther. He still seems a bit naïve around women and clothing. After all he did “take the measure of Luann” for a particularly sexy witch costume.https://www.gocomics.com/luann/2008/10/16
Then again, maybe his expectations are somewhat enhanced in this situation.
AND…. if Tiffany did give Bets FIVE “Souffle Lingerie” items…. is that part of the 50% cut that Bets wanted Gun to garner or is that outside of the 50%?
I’ll side with Mordoc in this instance. Things will steam up to a boiling point and then Les will show up to ruin the “mood.”
Poor Gunth. It is so hard to think what to say when both brains are trying to think what to say or do at the same time; but I think Bets will have things well in hand before long.
Isn’t it about time for Rosa to show back up, on her way to Yale (at her uncle’s urging) ?
So far, it appears that Greg’s libido is bleeding over into the strip this year. Gunther’s hormones have been cranked up via an unexpected visit from Luann in the Gulag and now by Bets. Poor guy is gonna have to have some relief or a cold shower.
I can’t recall a period of hormonal spillover since October of 2008. We had Toni and Brad doing photoshoots of each other for the fireman (fireperson?) calendar. (Those be “beefcake” shots of the guys. What pastry would they be of the gals? Hmmmm…) In that same month we have (once again) poor old Gunther getting revved up by Luann with “intimate” measurements for a library reader’s witch costume for Halloween. That costume was sans undergarments (sound familiar?) and deemed too sexy for the library kids. Luann knew how to make it work to her advantage, however.
Question is; “Will it be a HOT summer???”
G is certainly the most agreeable character in this strip but that gets you nothing but heartache and misery. All good deeds are punished severely.
She’s messing with Gunther’s thick head….and enjoying it!!! lol
So selling five pieces of lingerie will pay for Tiffany’s dorm room for the summer?
Bets isn’t going to try on any lingerie. She just wants to make Gunter a nervous wreck and suffer. I don’t blame her, entertainment 101.
What happened to the pink skimpy thing Tiffany was holding up last week?
Look at that setting. It’s a brightly lit medical examination room, perfect for Pipe Tobacco to coolly analyze the situation. We need a setting more like Tiffany’s suite, dimly lit with drapes drawn, a soft couch and cushy pillows shaped like full, red lips. I’m saying that little girl has a room like a high class brothel, most appropriate for showing expensive lingerie.
First time’s free….
A variation on the Sheldon and Amy theme. Works for me.
I’m sad to see him have to be the worst of the stereotypes of a red faced adolescent little boy here. He’s had an actual serious girlfriend! He’s not 13!! Come on….(eyeroll)
Taken in the situation that it is a “comic” I think it is sweet and endearing that Gunther is breaking out into a cold sweat, is tongue tied and innocent.
Anybody know what the “W” logo on Bets’ shirt is?
I thought a chemise and a camisole were the same thing. But I’m the opposite of an expert on women’s underclothing.
Don’t ruin things Gunth you bonehead.
For heavens sake…stop torturing the poor guy. lmao!
That is the right reaction any woman is aiming for from a man.
Gunther, if you are that flustered with the situation, maybe you need to excuse yourself and let Bets take the pics and post to ebay. Bets would understand. If you continue to stay in that environment, you may end up going further than you ever thought you would and may have more than a little commitment on your hands
She’s Loving it, Gunth.
“Said ‘Little boy, gonna make you a man’…
Is Gunther in for a big surprise?
There’s nothing wrong with Gunther that a little experience (cough) won’t fix.
Come on, Bets, put some lovin’ on that poor boy – he’s in desperate need.
By George I think he’s got it!
Oh, good grief, Gunther! This routine of yours is getting real old, real fast. Grow up and grow a pair!
Bets, thank goodness you’re around to help poor Gunny become a man….
I’m perfectly happy with my long flannel nighties, thanks. But then, I’m a 70-year-old widow, so…
Gunther, you silly goose, this is not China, and Bets is not the Forbidden City. Bets: just grab the guy and make a man out of him.
I think Bets is so perfect for Gunther. He’s so sweet & nervous about sexual issues. She’s handling him like she should. By the time she gets that boy into bed he’ll be so relaxed & she should, if this goes the way I think it should go, make that boy’s first encounter like an astronauts first trip to the moon!!!