Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Love Talk Of Popeye!!

Olive is missing, and Popeye is a bit frantic. Wimpy suggests that she has been kidnapped, and Popeye laughs:

Don't be too harsh on The Sailor Man--he's not just talking behind her back. That's how he talk to her face!!

Popeye, you suave bastard...

So, does he get bonus points for saying that he loves her for her, and not how she looks?

From Popeye #48 (1959) as reprinted in Classic Popeye #48 (2016)

4 comments:

Prof. Chronotis said...

Why, it's just Shakespeare's sonnet 130:

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

Sina said...

Hahaha...too awesome :D

Brian said...

Popeye obvious thinks that "negging" is the proper way to get a woman...

Arynne said...

He'd better watch out, then -- some cartoon characters are better at it than him:

https://xkcd.com/1027/