Sunday, November 12, 2006

What Superpower Does This Woman Possess?

What mystical power enables this woman of little endowment to lure men into her evil trap? Does she have the ultimate power of attraction? Is it a secret potion? Or does she simply obscure the vision of the object of her desire? I'm watching closely so that I may discover her secrets.

10 comments:

Asara Dragoness said...

It's gotta be that hypnotic, dulcet voice. Gotta be.

Crunchy Carpets said...

are there other women in the world of popeye?

I think there is limited choice for 'getting some.'

SQT said...

are there other women in the world of popeye?

That's a good question. I don't remember any specific female characters other than Olive Oyl. What I do remember is a cartoon that showed Olive in a beauty contest. All the other contestants came out-- lovely women with curvaceous figures-- and then Olive Oyl. Popeye and Bluto never gave the other contestants a glance, but they're eyes would pop out over Olive Oyl. (hence the name Popeye??)

I never got it. She has a secret power I tell you!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Olive Oyl must be the ultimate temptress!

The Curmudgeon said...

SQT -- I left an overlong response to your comment at CMHL.

As for Olive Oyl, I can't remember specifics, because I've successfully suppressed most of my recollections of Popeye, but I thought Olive had regular occasion to exhibit her jealousy....

Stewart Sternberg said...

I found this the other day. It's apparently written in Popeye's own hand:

"I sees her. She's the mostest beeyoutiful womans I've ever known. More beeyoutiful than my dear gray haired mudder. How can I win her? Should I walk rights up and say: 'Avast, how's about jumping wid me into the barrel and doin' it hurrican style? Arrrrr...'

Or a direct approach: 'I like the cut of your jib, baby.'

"My biggest concern is Brutus. He's a jealous man. If he finds out I've been tryin' to make time wid her, he'll never forgive me."

SQT said...

" doin' it hurricane style...."

Lol, that's the best.

Lee said...

Ha! This made me laugh out loud! I've always wondered. Popeye and Brutus obviously aren't breast men.

I answered your tag over at studio-twenty-three. ;)

Hey there, Skippy said...

Regarding 'other women in the world of Popeye' - there was an almost unbearably rubbish spinoff cartoon during the 80s called "Olive Oyl's Army" (no, really) where her best friend was a Goon named Alice (I think - I'm mostly channeling this info from my 8 year old self in the past) and her commanding officer was a tiny red-haired woman named (desperate channelling) Sergeant Blast (or something)...

MerapuMan said...

popeye and brutus are blind