How to React When Someone Surprises You by Being Right

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"Which is all the explanation anybody will need"
So cruel, yet so true.

March 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThiago

I realize that most of the people who are fans of the books and the movie have two X chromosomes. But please allow me to emphatically point out that some of us people with two X chromosomes would never read those books or see that movie except possibly at gunpoint or for large sums of money. For me, having seen the trailer, the money would have to be in the four-figure range.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Uuuuuugggghhh. I'll try really hard not to go into an actual rant here (I realize this isn't the place), but I'll just say, as a woman who's actually into BDSM, I'm really pretty horrified by how popular this movie and book series are among women. The problems Jenkins points out are at least kinda legitimate (although I'd be pretty surprised if there were ever a popular romance movie where either of the leads wasn't unusually attractive), but there are so many problems with it that are so much worse. But, y'know, those aren't funny, so I really don't blame you for not putting them in your comic.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbionelly

At least Jenkins' version sounds funny. I can't think of a single reason to either watch or read 50 shades of meh.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

Please tell me that his girlfriend is not the girl at work he's always sleazing on to. Please.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

I see movies like that all the time (on TV, before I change channel). And documentaries. But I think it's a lot more common on television than in real life.

The last one was a repeat of goofy British adventure show "The Avengers". And it's liable to appear in a show about swinger parties, or the better organised brothel - maybe just to make sure you're watching the show for the right reasons and not to enjoy it.

You may have a fulfilling relationship with a supportive partner in spite of kinky sex, rather than because of it. as Madonna said, what happens when you're not in bed? Or in a giant crib, as the case may be. Well, in one of her relationships, notoriously, they made movies. Not man-baby movies but that may have been better. Well... there are worse movies. But generally produced with less effort.

Also I think the entire premise may be flawed that a woman doesn't want a giant baby to look after on a basis that when she wants to stop, that's okay. Maybe she does. A real baby is a lot less convenient in that way. And, conversely, a real baby eventually turns into a teenager. Then you're going to wish you still had the baby. Well, you can role play. Also, maybe you had a doll baby when you were a kid. If you grow up and do that, that's weird. But if you use your husband as your play baby, people assume that he's the weird one... as we're doing.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

I will spend the next several days trying to purge from my brain the mental image of Jenkins with a giant lolly in fuzzy onsie.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJohn C

is jenkins slowly getting more reasonable? are we witnessing the turd-Caterpillar emerging from his poo-chrysalis to become a fart butterfly?

I clearly have not had my tea yet.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterducken

Coming this summer: 50 Shades of Man-baby's Rash. The movie they don't want you to see, because the suicide hotline will overload and shut-down.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKG

"50 Shades of Baby Blue," coming to theaters this Mother's Day…

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

It's pretty simple: if you're not wrong, then by logic you are right. Unless of course you are married.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBaza

To Anne: Hold out for six figures.

I'm haven't read it / seen it myself, but don't sell yourself short.

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

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