Oh, Yes, They Call Him the Greek by Adam | Jan 11, 2013 | 45 comments Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 45 Comments Jep on January 11, 2013 at 12:16 am Surprisingly, in ancient times, a smaller penis was actually more desired by women. A large penis was seen as grotesque or animal like. That’s why in old works of art such as paintings and statues, men were depicted with small genitals. Reply Adam on January 11, 2013 at 7:49 am I thought they just ran out of clay. Reply B*ggled on January 11, 2013 at 8:29 am MUST. GET. TIME MACHINE. Reply Codric on January 11, 2013 at 11:16 am “When my calculations are correct, as soon as this baby hits 88 miles per hour… we’re gonna bang some greek chicks!” Reply Fannonymous on February 27, 2013 at 1:32 am Ewww. Reply bubba on April 24, 2013 at 11:38 pm If my, not when my. Reply Fancypants on January 11, 2013 at 9:28 am I think this is funny either way. Reply AznDan on January 11, 2013 at 11:09 am Nowhere here does Adam state or imply that Bug has a bigger column. Interesting fact nonetheless. Reply Oldskool on January 11, 2013 at 11:19 am Ummm… sorry to be “that guy”, but it’s actually well documented that the statues were mutilated by later Christians to be less “vulgar”, thus the carving down of the genitals. Reply Madness on January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm I believe that’s a misconception, although I haven’t been able to find anything to back that up. Reply JoeyCat on January 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm This is actually true, I read about it in one of my Humanities classes in which we studied Greco-Roman sculpture. Also the original version of Scilla had 7 vaginas with wolves coming out of them. Reply GuesssWho on February 16, 2013 at 12:52 am Yikes. Reply Love The Bad Guy on January 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm Huh. Came to Bug to laugh. Also learned stuff about Greek history. Who’da thunk it? Reply LanceThruster on January 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm Jep – True story. Had a woman tell me one time, “You’re not putting that thing inside of *me*” after the unveiling. It’s a curse, I tells ya. Reply Maoman on January 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm ..So that’s why your name is Lance Thruster? Reply LanceThruster on January 18, 2013 at 11:45 am Though the double entendre is intended (such as with Dirk Diggler from “Boogie Nights”), it was created to sound like “Flash Gordon” or “Buck Rogers” (“Buzz Lightyear” came later). To my great pride and joy, it was used in “The Fairly Odd Parents” as a character in a cartoon within a cartoon there (Timmy Turner’s comic book hero “Crash Nebula”). Reply Chetan Sharma on February 6, 2013 at 5:05 am I think they had small genitals in the statues/paintings as a symbol that brain (or knowledge) is more important than Penis. (sexual desires). Reply AckAckAck on January 11, 2013 at 12:39 am Well, Zeus’ reputation as a womanizer is quite well known….. Reply tookye on March 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm Soo, he packin’ it small with a pet bed name of Tiny? Reply VaguelyCreepy on June 6, 2013 at 6:06 am Might’ve been a little hard to tell sometimes.. If I recall correctly, he also impregnated females by taking on the form of light, rain, or the wind. Of course, he was also a swan once… Reply The Dukenator on January 11, 2013 at 12:49 am In the words of John “Bluto” Blutarsky: “Toga! Toga! Toga!” Yes, I don’t care if the Greeks did have Toga parties like the Romans did. Reply Madness on January 11, 2013 at 9:10 am Yeah, they didn’t. On account of not having togas. Reply Madness on January 11, 2013 at 9:10 am That said, a possibility would have happened after the introduction of the Romans into the Greek world. Would the Greeks have seen the possibilities for togas parties? We may never know… Reply The Dukenator on January 14, 2013 at 9:31 am When Tomb Raider 1 came out, morons used a Roman Coliseum for the Greek stuff. They realized their mistake when they were doing Anniversary, but they had to keep it in game. Interesting level to play thru. I recall hearing this thru Tomb Raider Anniversary commentary, but its been awhile since I’ve heard it. Reply KJ on January 11, 2013 at 1:13 am But the gods also wore those togas… so do they say “Titans bless you”? Reply Meh on January 11, 2013 at 3:02 am “Now I see why Cronus thought that rock was you!” Reply Chameleon on January 11, 2013 at 2:54 am Great comic, man! Must save this one for myself! 😀 Reply bigmistake on January 11, 2013 at 8:01 am nothing less than pure genius. Reply Madness on January 11, 2013 at 9:09 am The Greeks didn’t wear togas. Togas were an exclusively Roman thing. Greeks wore chitons – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiton_%28costume%29. Much easier to wear. Just sayin’. Reply majdan on January 11, 2013 at 10:09 am Shouldn’t that last panel read “gods blessed you”? The Greeks were polytheistic, after all. Or am I ignorant about the Greek god of… um… “endowment”? Reply WilmRoget on January 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm ” Or am I ignorant about the Greek god of… um… “endowment”?” Amazing people, the ancient Greeks, they did have a god of endowment, so to speak. His name was Priapus or Priapos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priapus Priapus is marked by his absurdly oversized, permanent erection, which gave rise to the medical term priapism. I think of him as the first answer to sexual repression, Priapus the Fundie Frightener. Reply Shannon Love on April 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm Well, to be fair, he should also be the god of horrific deaths from sexually transmitted disease. Prior to viagra, the only common cause of priapism was the the destruction nerves controlling the penis by syphilis. While it used to believed that syphilis originated in the New World. It’s now believed that contact between the Old and New World merely swapped strains infecting each population with strains they had no resistance to. So, Priapus might have been inspired by a syphilitic Greek who couldn’t call Hippocrates after 4 hours. Reply Rena on January 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm I guess she’s just so stunned she can’t think straight? :p Or she means to say some god blessed him… Reply LanceThruster on January 11, 2013 at 10:28 am “It’s not the size of the trireme but the motion of the ocean.” Reply Rena on January 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm But wouldn’t you rather have a nice big yacht than a little dinghy? 😉 Reply LanceThruster on January 12, 2013 at 12:41 am Absolutely, but running a supertanker into the shoals is its own set of problems…and then there’s the endless suggestions to name a battleship after it. Reply Lair of Rockwhales on January 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm Last panel is definitely on my list of some of the best Bug comics/panels ever Reply Laura on January 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm I agree! Love this comic-glad no one was in the office when I read this one cause I snorted. lol Reply Richard J. Marcej on January 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm … Look at that, look at that Fastest thing on two feet Yeesh.. no one else caught the Ray Stevens joke? Reply Jason Maggini on January 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm Yah, I did. Reply Col Klink on April 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm Yes, some of us did, but you’d have to be at least 45 yrs old to know it when it was released, and probably at least 50 to know why it was funny. Reply Jeff Clough on January 12, 2013 at 2:05 am Awww, man! I was looking at the comments to see if anyone else caught it. Too little, too late. And no, I’m not talking about the other subject of the comments above. And Entomologically speaking, Bug ain’t nothing to write home about when it comes to “endowment”. Many insects … uh … nether regions are equal to 1/4 total length of the body. That would be equal to a 6′ human male’s genitalia measuring 18″. Sort of ridiculous, actually. Reply Jon K on January 12, 2013 at 3:31 am First time commenter, longtime RSS subscriber. Your comic is awesome! Why don’t you have a facebook page? I was going to like your page on facebook and try to share Bug Comic with more people that way, but you don’t have a page… Reply Adam on January 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm Thanks! I may start a Facebook page someday. I got a lot of other things to do first. Reply Shannon Love on April 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm In the stable, Mediterranean climate, clothes where seldom a practical necessity save for modesty. Greeks often worked in next to nothing, usually just a loincloth like arraignment to keep their gentleman’s tackle out between the block being laid in the Parthenon. As such, they didn’t really have the concept of a modesty taboo for men. Women were a different story but men could have their wang out as much as they want as long as it wasn’t out “for business.” Likewise, only women were required to be monogamous. Men could screw anything except the wives and daughters social equals. Social inferiors, male and female, foreigners and slaves, all or almost any age were fair game. Judaism and later Christianity were unique in requiring monogamy and chastity from men as well as women even if only in the idea. Most Christian sexual repression was directed at controlling men’s roving eye. In doing so, they created the first steps toward the equality of the sexes even if only in ideal. Our custom that men don’t expose themselves is really based on the idea of moral equality and obligation innate in Christianity. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.