Why is this funny? (Mae West)

Was watching a Mae West movie she said this line. Why is this supposed to be funny

*I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about you lately, Miss West.

You must be awful tired.*

What am I missing???

Duh… thinking… jerking off? You know, wink, wink, THINKING about her? Nudge, nudge? Or am I missing the point too?


I think she’s implying that thinking isn’t something this guy is used to.
– Sylence

And now, for my next trick, I will talk in spooky half-references.

Obviously something I’m not used to either! Like, for DUH! Thanks a lot, Sylence, for making my post look like a thirteen year old boy gleefully yelling, “Boobies!” :wink: (she slinks away, trying to get her mind out of the gutter. Before she goes she reflects on how funny Sylence’s sig line is…)


The implication also being that Mae is Such a Dame that even THINKING about her will exhaust a man.

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before”

–Flora (one hand on hip) McFlimsey

Don’t feel bad, Byz.

My wife and I have been using that euphemism for years. As we frequently tell each other when we’ve masterbated, it’s become a way we could talk about it in public. It all started because we were talking about fantasizing while masterbating, when one of us would ask “What did you think about?”, the other would always reply “Well, YOU, of course!” Over time, it just kind of turned into: “I thought about you today, sweetie”.

Hey! I can’t help it, we’re two busy people! Stop looking at me that way!


Two busy people, eh? Is that what they’re calling it these days?

I have to agree with Sylence.

“Don’t think too hard you might hurt yourself.”

“Thinking is hard work for you isn’t it?”


This chap was likely not too bright and thinking was probably a lot like work for him. So if he has been thinking a lot about anything, he is likely tired.

Though maybe the other idea is not way off.


I get it now. Thank you. Of course I am the guy who thought when Sheena Easton was singing about her “Sugar Walls” she meant her heart (Hey if you replace Sugar Walls with heart it still works well).

And yet I still don’t see how She Bop refers to…Well you know…