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Nancy and Drew go "ew"

I loved the new episode, "Dr. Quymn"– please get the gang out of the Venture compound more like that! (Also, the backgrounds were really great this episode.)

But hey, what's the deal when Nancy and Drew figure that Dean isn't circumcised and so they make faces and go "ew"?  The show is weird enough without girls in it deciding that dicks like mine and Dean's deserve a superspecial "ew".

Comparison for valid dick-related "ew"s: If folks at the Jonas Venture key party argue over who gave who crabs! Or: Brock getting loopy on ayahuasca again, and giving himself a Prince Albert with a letter opener! Those are the good times when we can all join hands, smile/cringe, and unreservedly say "ew" together-- without anyone mocking my own, uh, variety of dong. Any more than already. With pointing. On the cross-town bus. That one time.

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You know, it's never too late to fix that.

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Actually, ya know, if I go to the doctor and ask to have a good piece of my dong sliced off, he will ask why– and it would actually, literally, absolutely be worth it just to see the expression on his face when I say "because of, you know, the cartoon people."

Okay, I've totally gotta go do it now.

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"It's a Doberman. Let it have its ears!"

But seriously, Nancy and Drew stuff their bras. They wouldn't know what's "ew" and what's totally unproblematic when it comes to... "dongs." That and the "ew" about epilepsy were my favorite lines that episode (with the exception of "Go Team... Boobies"), so I welcome their lack of sensitivity.

The fine people at the Republic of Venture were wondering whether the boys hadn't been circumcised after being recently cloned, since in "Are You There God," Dr. V tells Hank not to brag about his circumcision.

Look at us, questioning penis continuity...

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Well, okay, this one's for the PRoVs...as we all must realize, the Hank of "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean" was a different Hank body than the one presently running around being Hank. Somehow during the life of that particular Hank, he managed to get himself circumcised, through means never explained. Let's assume now that all fresh clones would emerge from their gooey tanks au natural and uncircumcised, just as a newborn babe would, since you could no more clone a cosmetic surgical procedure than you could a haircut. So, until "Dr. Quymn, Medicine Woman" you had two uncut Venture boys running around. I like to think that, through some twist of fate, Hanks throughout time just seem to have a habit of getting into predicaments which leave them circumcised. And then they like to brag about it.

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cool, i also wondered if this was maybe supposed to be an older adventure, from before the season one episodes, where the circumcision that Hank should "stop bragging to his brother about" occured. It's equally as funny that Hank just has a knack for winning the circumcision lottery.

Some other things that made me wonder about this adventure's place on the timeline was Dean never mentioning Trianna when snubbing Hank's excitement about the twins -- but i've come to accept that what we see in an episode is not meant to show
every single thing that necesarily happened.

Also, i don't remember the exact conversation between Doc and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch in "Home is Where the Hate is," but based on Doc's nineteen year comment before his lovemaking session to Dr. Quymn, is it safe to say that he's accepted nothing happened that night with 'Charlene?'

happy to be mulling this stuff over, such a great show.

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Sure, not everything we see onscreen is necessarily everything that happened...that 22 minute episode spans a couple of days, after all.

And Dean was a little too busy to be worrying about Triana specifically, though it's conceivable that the thought of her was at least one of the twenty or so horrible thoughts going through his head while he was being accosted by the girls.

And yes...it is extremely safe to say that nothing happened between Doc and "Charlene." We thought that was clear (to the audience) in the original episode in which nothing happened between them, way back in season one, even if it wasn't clear to Dr. Venture or, at the time, The Monarch. Doc (Hammer) and I never fail to be surprised, confused, amazed (and occasionally annoyed) by all the message board speculation surrounding that moment. Give Dr. Girlfriend a little more credit...she's so out of Dr. Venture's league!

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I never thought anything went on after she injected him with metamorphosizing stuff. I've always thought that was made clear.

I was only referring to Dr. Venture's perception of something happening or not. In "Home is Where the Hate is" it seemed that he was coming around to the idea of it being nothing, and then in "Dr. Quymn" his comments suggest that he went ahead and erased that bit of action from the realm of actualy happening.

So, yeah. Clearly i'm very hung up on what a fictional cartoon character believes really happened in a cartoon about things that don't really happen. quitely walking away...

On The Continuity and Conservation of Dongs

Lucille from "Arrested Development" winking

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I wonder how I can talk you out of ever making that face again.

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ANNYONG 안녕 bear

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I found their disgust a bit odd since those girls seem to be British and here in the U of K we don't routinely mutilate newborn boys' genitals (unless for religious reasons) so 'uncut' is the norm. torgo_x, nobody would point at you and mock you here (well, not for that reason anyway ;) )

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nobody would point at you [my dong] and mock you here

Dude, I'm totally moving there now.  I already live somewhere with actually worse weather. Glaswegian it is, seriously.

in the U of K we don't routinely mutilate newborn boys' genitals (unless for religious reasons)

Ya know, I didn't want to say "mutilation", because I think most US people think that making a big deal of it is to dwell on a cringe-inducing topic. "Hey, on the topic of your soon-to-be-born son's tiny genitals... [blah blah blah]... infection! And that's why I am thankful/resentful to my parents about my being circumcised/not!! Hey, have we been introduced? My name is SEAN!"

But incidentally, if the topic came up, my tiebreaker is "If it's such a good idea, how come Asia and Europe and mostly Canada don't do it?  It's not like 'oh, Canadians and Swedes, they're filthy filthy people' or something."
Or I nonchalantly mention how a friend of mine's son had a "botched circumcision" and within about twenty seconds of details ("and they ended up having to stitch thru the..."), people are turning white as a sheet, and then I can do "...for life. And aaaaaactualleh, that's more common than you'd think. We did a thing about it in stats class as the very model of shady statistics: Underreporting or mixed reporting because of inconsistent followup, and doctors and malpractice insurance, and whatnot, all a big hubbub. And where's the other bottle, I want to try some of that beaujolais", while people are tinting from white to green.

And thus and thence:


But anyway, we're nattering on about dongs, IN THE LIVEJOURNAL OF A CARTOONIST. Albeit one whose show is about dongs, a lot, and whose name is about jacking it in public.

Let's go get stoned and watch some more cartoons.

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I think it's just because the word "smegma" inspires terrible thoughts.

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Now that you mention the circumcision thing, when I watched this episode with Althea the first thing she thought of was that British girls wouldn't really be disgusted by an uncircumcised schlong, because most boys in the UK aren't cut. In the US, most babies born in hospitals are circumcised unless the parents specifically object, or at least that used to be the case back in the 70's (not sure if they still do that here or not). Not so much in most other parts of the world.

Maybe you could have researched the point a bit more thoroughly. It's not as if there isn't plenty of circumcision information available on teh intarwebs. :-)

We have a running thread about this at my house because Althea didn't want our sons to be altered that way. This was actually one of the factors in her decision not to convert. I'm Jewish, so I had the bris ceremony on my 8th day of life, and I don't think it's a big deal. I don't really think it makes that much of an aesthetic difference either. Seen one, you've seen 'em all.

"Yeah, but this one's eating my popcorn!"


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Well, British or not, we don't really know where these globe-trotting gals have spent the majority of their upbringing. And there's no accounting for taste. For all we know, they have a fetish for uncut American boys--maybe that's what attracted them to Dean in the first place!

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Somewhere in here is a joke about how they all taste the same which miraculously manages to avoid implying that I am in fact a homosexual. I was trying to work in a Demarest reference too, but the whole thing just didn't work out.

Shouldn't you be writing snappy dialogue right about now? ;-)


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Well, since you would have it be Googled: a Ding! and a Dang! and a Dong!

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