That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for August 17, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    “Alcibiades, please put some clothes on so we can pin a medal on you for how bravely you fought. We don’t want to spill anymore blood.”

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    rmremail  3 months ago

    Alcibiades always came to his lessons naked, because he didn’t want to send the wrong message with his clothing.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    Alcibiades thought he was having that dream again.

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    Tyge Premium Member 3 months ago

    All your internal organs look good. But the last exam is the prostate. I’ll go warm up my hands first.

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    Socrates: Dude, I’m giving you a philosophy exam, not prostate. Put your clothes back on!

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    Call me Ishmael  3 months ago

    “..But you can keep yo’ hat on..”

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    ronaldspence  3 months ago

    is that the origin of Plato’s re-pubic?

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    Jayalexander  3 months ago

    This is getting tiresome. The same old excuse day after day. The dog ate your clothes.

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    PraiseofFolly  3 months ago

    “I know you’re visiting for the first time from ‘Naked City,’ but customs are quite different here in Prudadelphia. And the cops don’t want to hear 8 million excuses.”

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    Solstice*1947  3 months ago

    /// Alcibiades lived in the dorm.

    Teacher Socrates fell for his form.

    In a long dialogue

    he explains, all agog,

    “Hat and shoes are your school uniform.”

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    jdculhane46  3 months ago

    Ok, you’re getting better at this. You remembered hat and shoes, but what have you forgotten?

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    lagoulou  3 months ago

    Kind of a girly pose on the guy, eh?

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    Pickled Pete  3 months ago

    Let’s make a deal.

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    Reader  3 months ago

    “Yes, I’ll get ready coach – but remind me, today, am I a Cav, Heat, or Laker?”

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    [Traveler]  3 months ago

    When you can take the stone from my hand, weed hopper, you will be ready.

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    PoodleGroomer  3 months ago

    You wear summer well, but I think we should try blending your colors more as a fall.

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    Call me Ishmael  3 months ago
    “Strip Poker, Greek Style “

    When the lad’s every garment he’d gained/

    The philosopher, (silver-maned)/

    Said “I’ll give you a chance/

    To win back your pants,/

    But only because they are stained..”///

    “But if you should happen to lose/

    You’ll be tiptoeing home without shoes/

    On the streets of Mycenae/

    Which are rather ‘urine-y’/

    So I’d bet my hat, if I were youse..”

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    Bookworm  3 months ago

    It was a bad idea widely supposed by some / To teach philosophy in the gymnasium. / But all of those boys / Made the teachers rejoice / Thinking they’ve died and gone to Elysium!

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    wincoach Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s a good thing you brought me, your personal advisor, this is America founded by Puritans, and certain things are frowned upon, like buying booze on Sunday and especially witchcraft and public nudity.

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    MS72  3 months ago

    “Listen, the magazine rules have not changed. Women for the issue’s centerfold must be born females. We are not as “woke” as you believe.”

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    Linguist  3 months ago

    “Look at my palm! Do you see the hair? That’s what I’m warning you about!”

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 3 months ago

    Originally, during Confession, the Confessor had to show they were pure, but this tended to attract crowds. So they built little cubicles for Confessions. Which in turn caused even more problems!

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    Call me Ishmael  3 months ago

    It’s a May-December romance/at which (nowadays) we look askance/When asked “what is truth”/The unflappable youth/Replied by removing his pants…

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  3 months ago

    “Alright, that’s it! Casual Friday has gone TOO FAR!”

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    Holden Awn  3 months ago

    Great moments in Trans history…

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    Calvins Brother  3 months ago

    “See it goes like this. It’s called greasing the palm. Then you get what you want.”

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    pkdavis  3 months ago

    OK, here’s the way it goes: usually, the hat goes on last.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 3 months ago

    As you sit there Olive, you look marvelous!

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    6turtle9  3 months ago

    He didn’t understand why they needed to divide up into teams of shirts and skins just to play rock, paper, scissors. He had the feeling he was already the loser.

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    Another Take  3 months ago

    “I don’t imagine my audience to be naked to calm my nerves – I just like doing it.”

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    mabrndt Premium Member 3 months ago

    Socrates and Alcibiades

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Socrates_and_Alcibiades,_Christoffer_Wilhelm_Eckersberg.jpg 

    has info and links that point to more info about this roughly B4 paper size painting. File history has the strip coloration image.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (Ctrl- or right-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2979 (August 17, 2022) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment, and using the dropdown menu (even larger if you trim what’s after .png from the URL). I have added a comment there pointing to the blog entry with the artist info comment. So far 5 works, by this artist, have been used here. The June 30, 2021, strip has the prior.

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    jdculhane46  3 months ago

    Let’s go over the causal Friday guidelines once more

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “I love my wife, but oh you kid! Eh, scratch that. Xanthippe’s a shrew…”

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “You’re NOT Achilles reborn, your skin is NOT invulnerable. When you go into battle, wear some frickin’ armor!

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “It’s true, I don’t charge for lessons. But that doesn’t mean I’m not open to other signs of appreciation…”

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    d1234dick Premium Member 3 months ago

    i guess you would look ok as a female, but we are going to start cutting a few things off if you are ok with that.all this because you like your friend Ronald and he likes women.

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    Funny_Ha_Ha  3 months ago

    One must cross the palm of a gigolo with silver before his affections are administered.

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “…and the obol magically disappears from my hand! Wanna see me do it again? Give me another obol.”

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Sorry, but… In your Grindr photo, you looked taller.’

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “I never told you that walking around with no clothes on would make you Emperor. You completely missed the point of the story. I love you to bits, but you’re going to get us both in a lot of trouble…”

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    The Apology of Socrates: “Oh. So you ARE naturally blond. My bad.”

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “I don’t care that Diogenes goes naked in the agora, Diogenes is a pig. Is Diogenes your teacher, or am I? If Diogenes jumped off the top of the Colossus of Rhodes, would you do that too?”

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    gopher gofer  3 months ago

    the greek army saved bundles on uniform costs…

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Whosoever pulls this thorn from my paw is rightwise born King of Athens. No, wait, I’m getting my prophesies mixed up. Those fumes at Delphi were really strong…”

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “I had no idea you were circumcised. That’s…really uncommon around here.”

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “The only thing I know is that I know nothing. But now I can say that I’ve seen everything.”

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    “OK, so you’ve been there and done that, but you really should have gotten the T-shirt.”

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    Running Buffalo Premium Member 3 months ago

    That is what I’ve been trying to teach you! A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

    Yes! It can be any bush, not just yours.

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