Suggestions

cidu Arno suggestions.jpg

  1. Apparently no caption
  2. I can’t rule out the possibility that we’ve already seen this; but Arno did like his harems…
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10 thoughts on “Suggestions

  1. tl:dr No caption necessary. A harem is likened to a workplace, where a suggestion box indicates an actual or feigned interest by “the employer” in what the employees think about the company and their own situation.

    A suggestions box is common in a workplace to get useful feedback from the employees to improve their environment or provide suggestions for improving the company. A harem (according to common knowledge as per sermons on the Book of Esther/Solomon’s wives and concubines or many, many movies … as a pleasure palace … not the more formal sense as a protected place for women in the family) is here portrayed as a non-traditional “workplace” environment, where the wives and concubines of a polygamous person stay/are given the opportunity to provide feedback as if they were employees and not family/love servants. One could have many variations of the anachronism, such as one of the “Hang in there, it’s almost Friday” posters.

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  2. Either the ruler is so “spoiled for choice” that he can’t make up his own mind which of the women to, ah, interact with next; or else his whole, ah, interaction experiences have become so boring and vanilla that he’s looking for suggestions for kinky ways to spice things up.

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  3. I’s say the sultan/harem owner has already had so much sex in so many different ways he is now bored and looking for suggestions on what novel sex acts to try next…

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  4. I’d say the harem owner isn’t sure of the point of a harem and thus is looking for suggestions for what to do with it.

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  5. I’d say you all are right.

    However, I bet it would suck to be gay and have a haram due to social pressure. Everyone envious of something you don’t want and the women of the haram themselves wanting something from you that you can’t give.

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  6. Just culture clash. Reminds me of that Far Side where the dungeon has the “Congratulations Bob – Torturer of the Month” sign.

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  7. Another take on the Suggestion Box tradition.

    (And this may be a bit of CIDU — if management put up the box this way, they probably wouldn’t want to encourage the ribald / disrespectful ideas of that kind of tissue. )

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