Guess What You Ate really reminds of an episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit. Except they served people food from a gas station claiming it was gourmet.
"The sexy history of sexy sex" returns no results. I'd say you have a winner there.
Have you learned from the last comic? Are you wearing pants when you're talking about "The Sexy History of Sex"?
"Basic Sex Instructions: After Hours"
Do it. Nao.
or at least give me an entertainigng rejection letter!
Hey, they guy's doing Geico commercials... he might go for it!
Hell, I'll watch anything with R. Lee Ermey in it.
This is my sex toy. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My sex toy is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My sex toy, without me, is useless.....
The History Channel doesn't do WWII anymore. "Nostradamus' Sexy End of the World," maybe.
You gotta have some Nazi's on The Hitler Channel. Also, I'd watch all those shows mentioned in this strip.
You have two "Of course"s in a row.
Thanks Scott. I have now wasted 15 minutes at work imagining what "sex toys of the Luftwaffe" would be. I don't think I'm going to sleep for a week,
For a channel that has a rather precise term in its title, The History Channel does have an astounding array of God-nonsense on it; I think there was a two-hour program called "God vs. Satan." SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!
Kristen Schaal beat you to it.
There is already the Sexy Book of Sexy Sex, written by Kristen Schaal. So the History of Sexy Sex isn't too far off really (although more likely as a book than a show). Either that or a web series would probably work.
Truth is stranger than fiction... I remember watching a one hour documentary on prostitution in Hawaii during WWII. What with so many troops on the island, demand skyrocketed and so did prices. The military, under martial law, stripped the local police of their vice duties, and fixed the price of tricks at $3. The hookers' response was: if you set the price, we'll set a time limit of 3 minutes. See for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_O%27Hara
It took me a while to parse "...where they serve people steak" to have the stress on steak, rather than people.
"Why don't they make shows about people's daily lives you'd be interested in watching? You know, like "Sick Old Man" or "Skinny Little Weakling." "Big Fat Guy." Wouldn't you watch a show called "Big Fat Guy"? I'd watch that fucking show. "
A spoof decades ago mentioned in passing "Our great new show: 'Look At It; Who Are You?'" Now there's an actual show "who do you think you are?"I haven't dared to watch it for fear it will be "LookAt It; Who Are You?"Then I would have no more doubts that our civillization is doomed.
Mick, that was brilliant. I've read a lot of funny stuff on here and thoroughly enjoy the comic, but what you just did may have been the most well played moment I've ever seen on here.
how about engineering sexy empires? or lost sexy worlds. the sexy american revolution. it's been done. I think the Simpsons did it.
@CortJster: Bullshit has done several episodes like that. In the one about water bottles they had people swearing that different types of water had different flavors, just based on the name and false history, even though every single bottle was filled up with the same hose in the back. Similarly, they showed that people who were told the fast food they were eating was actually from a high class restaurant thought it tasted better and estimated the calorie content to be much lower than it really was.
Well, the sexiest aspect of WWII was the prevalence of showgirls and lounge singers. Oh, and women's baseball in skirts.
Oh God. Now I rue all the times The History of Sex was on and I didn't watch it.
R. Lee Ermey on the Sexy History of Nostradamus' Predictions for World War Two.
German sex toys? That's a pretty horrifying thought.
All I can add is...
The History Channel's "XY Factor: Sex in World War II: The Pacific Front."
Panel 2--laughed out loud. "Guess what you ate?" The title alone is hilarious, because the answer CAN'T be good.
Eva Braun - the untold story.
Dee, "Who do you think you are?" is a TV show originally from the BBC (see "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Do_You_Think_You_Are%3F") in which various celebrities dig into their family history. Sometimes it's quite amusing/interesting. The latest BBC series has a guy called Alexander Armstrong (who you may never have heard of but is a popular comedian in the UK) who sounds "posh" and turns out to be directly descended from British royalty. The joke on him is that he did a spoof of the show some time ago in which he pretended that all his female ancestors turned out to have been "ladies of the night".
I should have thought of this with my earlier comment:
Sexily unsexy sex.You can't beat it. You can't process it using your brain. You can't properly imagine it and you probably don't want to.
"The Sexy History of Sex" sounds like a book written by Douglas Reynholm from "The IT Crowd."
I can't find a way to email, so I hope you read comments.
I haven't received an RSS update since December. I had assumed you had stopped posting and it's only now, 9 months later, that I'm cleaning up my RSS reader and realized the feed I had been using was dead. I switched over to your new feed, but I wanted to leave some feedback.
A. I use Bloglines.com to keep track of my RSS feeds. According to their stats, there's about 100 people there who have switched over.
B. I checked my old feed, and there's about 700 people who haven't yet found the new feed.
C. Perhaps you should post one more entry at http://www.basicinstructions.net/atom.xml 's feed and let people know the new RSS feed.
I love this comic, but you, C-A-D, and Unshelved all switched RSS feeds without making an update on the old one letting us know. Not a good way to keep readers...
I too would like to read the rejection letter. Please, please do this.
How about engineering sexy empires? or lost sexy worlds. the sexy american revolution. it's been done. I think the Simpsons did it...
Like Allen K, I also thought “people steak” was a food at first.
Hey! Correct use of “disinterested”! ☻