Sunday, January 20, 2013

No Happiness Like That Given by a Woman

The text sentiment regarding women is spot on in my little universe.


Art: Milo Manara — I think the text is by Fellini
(I've lost track of the book, except for a couple of scans)

21 comments:

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

That's from Voyage a Tulum (Journey to Tulum) which was indeed a collaborative work with Fellini.

(I'd love some of Manara's stuff except that I've seen other things that I regard as really unpleasant, and the associations undermine my enjoyment of any of it.)

Steven Thompson said...

I find Manara a truly brilliant artist as well as a fine comics storyteller but he has had some off-putting material over the years.

None said...

Modern woman worships herself. Bow down at the alter of vagina. Is that all we are...biology driven? America has so commercialized pussy, that women have bought into it being their money maker. IF we were spritual, woman wouldn't act like they were giving you a kidney to be with them. They will sell their sex...but they will not give you their love. Women are so hopped up on hormones that they can go from horney heifers to screaming demons within hours. The princess/whore line no longer exists....we have a generation of young whores with no souls. If men didn't have the instinct to merge, they would live on the other side of the planet from woman and her never ending insanity and drama. "My love swears that she is made of truth, and I believe her, though she lies." Wait til one burns your life to the ground...then you will see...Woman is wicked to the core, always weighing her options, always wanting and never satisfied....in-love with herself.

Malcadon said...

I always liked Milo's works. Beyond the outright sensuality, his works are funny and quite often, even thought-provoking. I hope you show more in the future.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

None, sounds like you've met the enemy and she is us.
Many a male individual is 20 times worse than what you describe. The individual women I know do not meet your description. Perhaps it is unwise of me to generalize the category of gender, thus I will from now on refer to individuals.

There is no happiness like that given by the individual women I know.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

I went back and reread the text in the image and it is specific about A woman, saying that of all brands of happiness, the happiness that a woman brings is of a specific quality. And I talk not of sexual chemistry, but of the companionship and personality of some women that are magical.

Kid said...

H'mm, it's a bit idealized, Thom. Women are every bit the equal of men when it comes to the evil they can commit.

I want women to be as described in the text, but on the whole, I have to say that None isn't too far off the mark in my experience. Although I'll fully concede that perhaps I need more experience.

Form an orderly queue, ladies...

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

As I'm trying to make clear, I'm not saying all women are goddesses. I am saying, as the text says, when it comes to happiness, there is no happiness like that given by a woman. It is a unique and wonderful happiness and the women I know are more than qualified for that . . . and I am speaking of a spectrum of qualities, from conversation to comfort.

My best friends are women, starting with my wife. In my six decades of life, I have never had an experience equivalent to what you and None are alluding to, though I don't doubt that many have. I treat women with great respect and I seem to receive same consistently, and that brings me happiness.

Kid said...

Thom, I'd agree with you that if one is lucky enough to meet the 'right' woman, then there's no happiness like it. Not sure that gay guys would necessarily agree with us 'though.

On the conversation front, I generally find women to be only interested in TV soaps, next year's holiday, clothes and make-up, and talking about what a b*tch her 'round the corner at number 28 happens to be.

Not that men's conversation is any more interesting it has to be said - but it's 'Mrs Right' I'm looking for, not 'Mr', so the expectations aren't the same.

A woman once called me a male chauvanist pig. I replied that the only thing worse is a woman who won't do as she's told. That went down well - not.

But I'm glad to hear that you found YOUR 'Mrs Right'. I suppose mine would have to divorce 'Mr Right' first. Oh, woe is me - it ain't never gonna happen.

Jules said...

Hey None, congratulations on being a sack of shit.
Whores with no souls, what is this nonsense. You sound like pompous bitter fool.

Duckbutt said...

An excellent work by a great illustrator.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Kid, I'm not trying to be argumentative here, just clarifying: I'm talking about MY little universe, and it looks like Fellini's as well. I'm not talking about anyone else's experience, gay or otherwise (though a number of gay guys I know much enjoy the companionship of women as well). And I'm not just talking about Mrs. Right (25 years of a strong marriage and still prospering), but of all women that I come in contact with—friends, acquaintances, business comrades, store clerks and strangers on the street—young, old, pretty, plain, thin or plump. In my little universe women are wise, witty, charming, compassionate and interesting— each sexy in her own way. I love women!

Kid said...

Thom, I know you're not trying to be argumentative - neither am I. We're just swapping opinions. However, it's your blog, so if you wanted to be argumentative, you'd be perfectly entitled to be. However, don't you think that as you see all women you meet as being as you describe, then there's at least a possibility that you're seeing them as you want them to be and not necessarily as they are? Having proposed that theory, however, there's nothing wrong with that even if it were true. It makes a refreshing change to meet someone who only sees the good in people. That speaks well of you.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thanks Kid. And actually that holds true for 99% of the people I encounter, male or female—I'm nice to them, they're nice to me. And yes, indeed, you're right. I am seeing them as I want them to be, which is how I view the universe, through rose-colored (smudgy) glasses. Most of the time I'm not proven wrong in my view.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

Y'know, I don't deal with people based upon a presumption that our interactions begin with them owing me much of anything, and I don't deal with women based upon a presumption that their being of the opposite sex creates any obligations towards me that men wouldn't have under what would otherwise be the same circumstances. And, in general, women and I tend to get along very, very well.

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Anonymous said...

It saddens and upsets me to read None’s hate filled diatribe and Kid’s agreement, in a day and age when it is appalling to think that anyone cannot respond to fellow humans as individuals. How can anyone stereotype and dismiss 50% of earth’s population based on gender? There are no rose colored glasses required. Respond to all people as humans. Some you will like; and some you will dislike. But view people as individuals. Your blog, Thom, has been an oasis, promoting “peace, love, and understanding.” It is not opinion they are expressing, but divisive thinking; and there’s no need to publish hate speech. I doubt you would publish a racist rant, so why a rant against women? I hope this comment will be published, and this will be the last of it. You’ve given the “haters” a voice; so why not publish words of “peace” and let it stand? ~ Annie

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thank you Annie for your words of peace!

christopher said...

Mr Haller, i absolutely agree with your reply to 'None'.What a piece of work he must be to live with.
I have been with my husband for more than thirty years and put up with a lot of crap from him.But i would always rather give him money than take it from him , and have always done my best to look after him,and love him.
I think 'None wants to look very deep inside himself to see what makes makes him so bitter , and to make such assumptions about women he doesn't even know.
Keep well.Rosie.x

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thanks Rosie, we gotta all stick together to get through this mess we find ourselves in.