The Hurt Foot Locker

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You've missed the opportunity for a "WHAT'S IN THE BOX? WHAT'S IN THE BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOX?" joke :P

It's the only time we'll ever be looking at your feet ladies.

DVS BSTrD:
It's the only time we'll ever be looking at your feet ladies.

Before our eyes glaze over and our thoughts turn to reflection, contemplation, and finally suicide. Apparently.

I don't think Erin would have the patience to check all the shops in this fashion.

I don't mind going shoe shopping with the ladies, so long as the place has something cute in my size too.

Dear god if only we had shoe shops around here that had a good length of rope available.

Not to be one to point out hypocrisy, but can you imagine the outrage over this comic if the genders were reversed?

With say a woman hanging herself in a sporting good store. Its 'funny' when a man kills himself, but I doubt the socail justice warriors here would be laughing the other way around.

Shoe shopping with women has got to be the single most torturing experience ever devised.

I'd rather have by finger nails ripped out by a rather miffed badger than go shoe shopping.

I'd rather drill into every bone in my body, and replace the marrow with molten nightmares that go shoe shopping.

If you take me shoe shopping I will kill myself. And when my tainted spirit finds its destination, I will topple the master of that dark place. From my black throne, I will lash together a machine of bone and blood, and fuelled by my hatred for you this fear engine will bore a hole between this world and that one. When it begins you will hear the sound of children screaming--as though from a great distance. A smoking orb of nothing will grow above your bed, and from it will emerge a thousand starving crows. As I slip through the widening maw in my new form, you will catch only a glimpse of my radiance before you are incinerated. Then, as tears of bubbling pitch stream down my face, my dark work will begin. I will open one of my six mouths, and I will sing the song that ends the Earth.

So...Men are good for something? *rimshot*

Ronack:
You've missed the opportunity for a "WHAT'S IN THE BOX? WHAT'S IN THE BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOX?" joke :P

Maybe there wasn't enough Curiosity.

Mr.K.:
Dear god if only we had shoe shops around here that had a good length of rope available.

Shoelaces my friend. Tie them together for a quick and blissful escape.

It's kinda opposite for me and my wife. I'm always trying to get her a good pair of real boots, not those paper thin, cardboard lined, no sole fashion types.

"Honey, look at these! They have a two inch thick sole with ankle support. I bet you could jump on 50 rocks with these."
"No thanks, I don't like jumping."

"But what about these, they have extra arch support. I bet you could curb stomp your enemies well with that!"
"Shut up, I don't like shopping with you."

"Ok ok, but this one is COMPLETELY water proof. It is so sturdy you could kick a shark in the face and keep your leg in tact. Also, it would be dry."
"Oh my god, I'm never going shopping with you again."

"But you'd be able to jump in rain puddles without getting wet."
"Shut up and take my money!"

The shoe is on the other foot now, eh?

Zeetchmen:
Not to be one to point out hypocrisy, but can you imagine the outrage over this comic if the genders were reversed?

With say a woman hanging herself in a sporting good store. Its 'funny' when a man kills himself, but I doubt the socail justice warriors here would be laughing the other way around.

No! It's not even funny when a man kills himself. In fact, it's never funny when someone kills themselves. The fact that something like that could even be deemed as being funny shows a pervasive sickness in society.

Zeetchmen:
Not to be one to point out hypocrisy, but can you imagine the outrage over this comic if the genders were reversed?

With say a woman hanging herself in a sporting good store. Its 'funny' when a man kills himself, but I doubt the socail justice warriors here would be laughing the other way around.

Two things.

One: Better to save the hypocrisy card for if the genders actually are reversed and people rage over it. That makes you seem like you have perspective, whereas to point it out in this case makes you seem a bitter and confrontational buzzkill.

Two: One could point out that the basis for this joke is completely sexist against women. After all, it's working off the stereotype that women are ravenous shoe-shoppers. While a good number certainly are, there are quite a few who aren't and would find this comic annoying at the least.

Also, "Socail Justice Warriors" is my Rage Against the Machine cover band (try proofreading next time).

Zachary Amaranth:

Ronack:
You've missed the opportunity for a "WHAT'S IN THE BOX? WHAT'S IN THE BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOX?" joke :P

Maybe there wasn't enough Curiosity.

Or the joke was too Black & White.

OT: I remarked a few days ago about how my (male) best friend had a rather amusingly large number of pairs of shoes (something like 5, which I know isn't an inordinate amount, but I've only got one pair and a pair of boots).

I don't know if I could imagine that being worse than working fast food, though. EDIT: Or customer service/call centers, for that matter.

DVS BSTrD:
It's the only time we'll ever be looking at your feet ladies.

In my experience foot fetish is the second most common one next to some sort/degree of BDSM.

Tags:

"Can You Withstand All These Shoes"

"FUCKING SHOES"

You have no idea how much sympathy I am filled with.

I made a very simple deal with my last gf.
If I go shoe shopping with her, she has to go guitar shopping with me.
Thus both of us were happy.
HUrray.

Also:
Lighten up, it's a joke damn it. Hyperbole is one of the most prevalent forms of humour.

Wow, shoe shopping looks very sole crushing.

...

I'm sorry.

scorptatious:
Wow, shoe shopping looks very sole crushing.

...

I'm sorry.

Get the fuck out.

I mean it.

Here's your coat, now leave, and never come back.

scorptatious:
Wow, shoe shopping looks very sole crushing.

...

I'm sorry.

You should be.

You need to be Punished.

Go sit in your corner until you know better.

OT: A pretty funny comic, and I know a few of those looks well.

Some malls here in Brazil took account in how much men hate that.

In christimas time they reserved some spaces for the husbands, boyfriends and sons spend their time while their wives went shopping. There they had, cards, sports channels, table football, female massagists (that made the women shop faster) and videogames.

The trick is to train them early. I'll drop them off, I'll pick them up, I'll even give them an extra bit of money as a "gift" to spend on what they want - but that's the limit I will engage a female when it comes to shopping for stuff.

I don't expect her to tag along to things that I want to do that she doesn't want to do and thus I will not be tagged along to things that she wants to do that I don't want to do.

I learned my lesson a long time ago to not even engage in that crazy ritual.

Weird thing about me: While my mother was an absolute shoe freak (owned well over a hundred pairs of shoes), I gave about zero shits about shoe shopping. (probably one of the many reasons why she's disappointed in me)

I just kept it simple. Go to Sketchers, find the black sneakers I like in my size, buy them, and go on in life.

Then again, maybe it's that simple for me because I rarely go shoe shopping (it's been a few years, to be honest).

Sorry fellas, this lady's taken!

Farther than stars:
No! It's not even funny when a man kills himself. In fact, it's never funny when someone kills themselves. The fact that something like that could even be deemed as being funny shows a pervasive sickness in society.

So I'm not entirely sure if you are being sarcastic, but if you are, I apologize in advance. If not, then I strongly disagree with you. Anything can be used in comedy, so long as it is not designed to injure any one group of people (even then, it's technically 'ok', but is just wrong).

Obviously, this strip was not intent on mocking suicide victim's friends/families or what have you; it merely used a rather common exaggeration for comedic effect. You have every right to be offended by it, I suppose, but just because people like to joke about death does not display a 'sickness in society'.

Yeesh...a little morbid there, don't you think, Grey? I mean I still got a chuckle out of it - and would agree that shopping with one's girlfriend CAN be that depressing - but still... :P

I used to manage a shoe store.

I don't get women. Why bring men and ask for their opinion? They never cared. They looked so bored and annoyed. I felt so bad for them. I don't care for shoes myself, even though I'm a woman. I understood their pain.

Girls, don't bring your boyfriends/husbands/brothers/whatever shopping. Give them some alone time. Don't try and guilt them into paying, either. I hated seeing that. You want something, buy it your damn self with your own money. Women who joked that they had to hide the purchase from their husbands... I wanted to say "If you can't afford them, don't buy them. If you have to hide a purchase as simple as shoes from your partner, your relationship has some serious issues."

Uh. Yeah. Don't bring the men shopping.

My lady understands to leave me at home wherever possible when engaging in these pursuits; when I do end up dragged along for whatever reason her patience only lasts slightly longer than mine. Life is good.

The only time I ever spent time browsing is when I was checking the bargain bin at Gamestop or the specials on Steam, and I can do it on Steam from my laptop so I only count it as my daily internet dosage. And even when I'm browsing at Gamestop I get bored quick, five minutes tops. I don't get browsing. When I go shopping I want to get in, find what I was looking for, and get out.

Wow, indecisive. I hope she kept the receipt.

Daystar Clarion:
Shoe shopping with women has got to be the single most torturing experience ever devised.

I'd rather have by finger nails ripped out by a rather miffed badger than go shoe shopping.

I'd rather drill into every bone in my body, and replace the marrow with molten nightmares that go shoe shopping.

If you take me shoe shopping I will kill myself. And when my tainted spirit finds its destination, I will topple the master of that dark place. From my black throne, I will lash together a machine of bone and blood, and fuelled by my hatred for you this fear engine will bore a hole between this world and that one. When it begins you will hear the sound of children screaming--as though from a great distance. A smoking orb of nothing will grow above your bed, and from it will emerge a thousand starving crows. As I slip through the widening maw in my new form, you will catch only a glimpse of my radiance before you are incinerated. Then, as tears of bubbling pitch stream down my face, my dark work will begin. I will open one of my six mouths, and I will sing the song that ends the Earth.

You worry me Daystar.

OT: Seriously, fuck shoe shopping. Whenever a friend wants to go to the shoe store I always offer an ultimatum. "Alright, but for every minute we spend in there you spend a minute in gamestop with me".

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Daystar Clarion:
Shoe shopping with women has got to be the single most torturing experience ever devised.

I'd rather have by finger nails ripped out by a rather miffed badger than go shoe shopping.

I'd rather drill into every bone in my body, and replace the marrow with molten nightmares that go shoe shopping.

If you take me shoe shopping I will kill myself. And when my tainted spirit finds its destination, I will topple the master of that dark place. From my black throne, I will lash together a machine of bone and blood, and fuelled by my hatred for you this fear engine will bore a hole between this world and that one. When it begins you will hear the sound of children screaming--as though from a great distance. A smoking orb of nothing will grow above your bed, and from it will emerge a thousand starving crows. As I slip through the widening maw in my new form, you will catch only a glimpse of my radiance before you are incinerated. Then, as tears of bubbling pitch stream down my face, my dark work will begin. I will open one of my six mouths, and I will sing the song that ends the Earth.

*Enters thread*

Hey, what's going on?

*Sees Daystar*

image

Abort! Abort!

As someone whose shoe-shopping consists of buying the exact same pair of shoes every six months in whatever the appropriate size is, I don't get people.

Don't worry, Daystar just quoted penny arcade comic. Where they got that makes me wonder though.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/04/10

scorptatious:
Wow, shoe shopping looks very sole crushing.

...

I'm sorry.

All is forgiven, after all, time heels all wounds.
We all step out of line from time to time.
Its a long road to go through, getting off a pun addiction. But if we buckle down we'll make it through.

...

I'm not sorry, and I'd do it again.
I just can't think of any more puns...
I thought I had one but I lost it...
I swear I hate it when this happens...
It was right on the tip of my... tongue

Well to be fair, my girlfriend does the same thing whenever we go to a comic store. Which is strange because she is a bigger comic fan than me.

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