Open Thread


John William Waterhouse, "Circe offering the Cup to Ulysses" (1891)

This warmer version is nice, especially since her apparel is more informative. No idea which is closer to the original, although a TinEye search reveals that most internet versions resemble the Wikimedia version above. But it's not always the case the wikis are correct, as we've seen with at least one Pissarro, The Boulevard Montmartre at Night, and a few Van Goghs: Lane with Poplars, Still Life with Scabiosa and Ranunculus, and Flying Fox. Although I didn't include one of the bad comparisons on that last one, Google it. Almost all the results are wrong. The one I posted was from the Van Gogh Museum.

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:55 AM




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1 It's a trap!

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 23, 2015 08:56 AM (hCdMd)

2 Girl you're lions!

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at August 23, 2015 08:56 AM (k9qR4)

3 Something just doesn't feel kosher...

Posted by: Ulysses at August 23, 2015 08:56 AM (jR7Wy)

4 Circe appears to be a bit of a tramp.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 23, 2015 08:56 AM (oVJmc)

5 That ain't all she's offering...

Posted by: steevy at August 23, 2015 08:57 AM (sPO3u)

6 Oh, my. I would totally hit that. She is yummy.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2015 08:57 AM (sdi6R)

7 you won't find that model at the LazyBoy Store...just sayin'

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 23, 2015 08:58 AM (hCdMd)

8 Something tells me the loin girds are coming off.

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2015 08:58 AM (BO/km)

9 Now, thats what I'm talking about!

Posted by: MTF at August 23, 2015 08:58 AM (/SIwB)

10 Odysseus, "In a pig's eye will I drink that grog, Circe!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 08:59 AM (kJll+)

11 Rdbrewer, just a quick thank you to you on a Sunday morning. I love the art you find for us. It means a lot to have a glimpse of beauty among the endless pages of the internets.

Posted by: Emily at August 23, 2015 08:59 AM (7Rn+/)

12 Now we've done it! Circi is going to have the SJW crowd up in arms, and demand an apology from Ace.

Posted by: MTF at August 23, 2015 08:59 AM (/SIwB)

13 I love the art threads too.

Posted by: MTF at August 23, 2015 09:01 AM (/SIwB)

14 Her little pet looks boared. Maybe he'd like a treat or something.

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2015 09:01 AM (BO/km)

15 Come home to the GOPe. All will be forgiven.

Posted by: M. McConnell at August 23, 2015 09:02 AM (7QLvI)

16 "Is it Ulysses that approaches from the east,
The interminable adventurer?"

From my favorite mysterious poem by Wallace Stevens, titled "The World as Meditation."

Posted by: Emily at August 23, 2015 09:02 AM (7Rn+/)

17 Wait. An art thread on a Sunday? Something just doesn't feel right.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2015 09:02 AM (sdi6R)

18 Not a tattoo on that girl anywhere, so drinking from her cup is probably a-ok with Mom.

Posted by: Lonely John Boehner at August 23, 2015 09:03 AM (/SIwB)

19 No hair under her arms either so you can tell she's not a Lesbo.

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2015 09:04 AM (BO/km)

20 Why does Circe have a switch? I've been a good boy!

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at August 23, 2015 09:04 AM (/SIwB)

21 Do they still teach Mythology in grade school? I found my old Bernard Evslin "The Adventures of Ulysses" textbook, the one with the groove-a-licious illustrations by William Hunter. Go Scholastic Books! This, and Edith Hamilton's Mythology, really fired up a kid's imagination. I would hope that the popularity of the Perseus books shows a renewed, or perhaps never slackened, thirst for adventure. Or is it too -ist and -centric?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 23, 2015 09:04 AM (jR7Wy)

22 Where'd the comments go?!?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 23, 2015 09:05 AM (jR7Wy)

23 hair under the arms is post puberty....she's there for Jared...

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 23, 2015 09:06 AM (hCdMd)

24 Maybe I'll see WeirdDave's posts in this Comments Limbo.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 23, 2015 09:06 AM (jR7Wy)

25 Caption: "Can I get a refill here?"

~or~

Alternative caption: "What that homely gal in the bar starts to look like after enough beers."

Posted by: mindful webworker - bartender, I'll have 'nother'n at August 23, 2015 09:06 AM (IlQaj)

26

A feel good story for a Sunday.

Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead

http://bit.ly/1NNByJx

worth a look and a listen

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 23, 2015 10:54 AM (qCMvj)

27 Just remember, when she says all men are pigs...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 23, 2015 10:55 AM (m9V0o)

28 Is that a dead boar at her feet? This is not your ordinary girl dressed in a tissue.

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2015 11:00 AM (FcR7P)

29 Wrong title.

That's John William Waterhouse's


"Circe About to Attach iPhone to Selfie-Stick" (1891)

Posted by: naturalfake at August 23, 2015 11:00 AM (KUa85)

30 Speaking of girls from 1891- Hillary, isn't it about time for you to start your painting career?

Posted by: Grandma Moses at August 23, 2015 11:04 AM (FcR7P)

31 17 Wait. An art thread on a Sunday? Something just doesn't feel right.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2015 09:02 AM (sdi6R)


That's what I was going to say.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2015 11:08 AM (XUdaJ)

32 Ulysses would Grant that he needs this girl.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2015 11:10 AM (McRlu)

33 #PigsLivesMatter

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 23, 2015 11:11 AM (W5DcG)

34 Greetings:

I didn't realize that "wardrobe malfunctions" went back that far. And poor Penelope waiting patiently back home, fending off those non-bankrupt Greeks bearing gifts. One can't help but think if Ashleyitis Madisondopolis was somehow involved.

Posted by: 11B40 at August 23, 2015 11:11 AM (evgyj)

35 note the dead hog at her feet...

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 23, 2015 11:12 AM (hCdMd)

36 Emetic for the day: Grace Jones' nude photo on Drudge.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 23, 2015 11:12 AM (ppaKI)

37 See-through lingerie was all the rage in Ancient Greece.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:13 AM (s6J09)

38 1891 with shaved pits?? When did women start shaving their pits?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 23, 2015 11:13 AM (0FSuD)

39 Hello, Open Thread. Who's the hot chick?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 11:14 AM (UYqUH)

40 note the dead hog at her feet...

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 23, 2015 11:12 AM (hCdMd)


Hillarity! has put on some hair.

Posted by: RickZ at August 23, 2015 11:14 AM (HEtQ3)

41 >>>When did women start shaving their pits?


Started?

Posted by: Europeans at August 23, 2015 11:14 AM (ppaKI)

42 Category: Victorian soft-core.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:14 AM (s6J09)

43 @36

This. That is more like a vomit inducing.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 23, 2015 11:14 AM (0FSuD)

44 Well to whomever has already bought Golden Isis, I love the both of you. In a platonic way, really.

And my contribution to 'art'
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 11:17 AM (kJll+)

45
Grace Jones does have a nice body. It is the breasts that are no longer tip top.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 23, 2015 11:18 AM (iQIUe)

46 I dont understand why she wants to perform nude when people who attend these shows are into the costumes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 23, 2015 11:18 AM (iQIUe)

47 Circe: We don't get many Greek adventurer-kings in this place.

Ulysses: And at these prices you won't get many more.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2015 11:19 AM (oZr5y)

48 "38
1891 with shaved pits?? When did women start shaving their pits?


Posted by: Nip Sip at August 23, 2015 11:13 AM (0FSuD)"

While Circe and Ulysses are Greek mythology, on the subject of shaving, apparently Roman women shaved off all hair that was not on their heads. That is probably what caused the start of Roman decadence and the decline and fall of Rome.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at August 23, 2015 11:19 AM (QHgTq)

49 Grace Jones nude looks a lot better than Hillary covered on the very same page.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 23, 2015 11:19 AM (oVJmc)

50 Finally, some fucking ART!

Posted by: Oedipus at August 23, 2015 11:20 AM (CXLVd)

51 "Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead

http://bit.ly/1NNByJx"

It's past time for locals to simply defy orders of federal courts.

What can the feds do if people simply refuse to obey?

Not much, that's what.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 23, 2015 11:20 AM (u5gzz)

52 Oedipus, dude, that was your mother...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 11:20 AM (kJll+)

53 43
@36
This. That is more like a vomit inducing.


But you see 'Emetic' means...

nevermind.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:20 AM (s6J09)

54 The goblet needs work and what's with the dead pig?

At least it's not a naked chick entwined with a big old snake. They were really into that shit back then.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 23, 2015 11:21 AM (iQIUe)

55 There she is! The god of tits and wine!

Posted by: Tyrion Lannister at August 23, 2015 11:22 AM (bxoVs)

56 Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead


I've always been pleasantly surprised that our district does things like 'Let The Circle Be Unbroken' and 'Amazing Grace' and Christmas carols that actually use the word 'Christmas' and nobody makes a peep about it.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 23, 2015 11:22 AM (oVJmc)

57 Despite being vaguely porn, I love Waterhouse's work. He had a gift for real beauty with an epic, legendary feel. Love to have his art, but apparently that decrepit scumbag reprobate Larry Flynt has most of the originals.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:22 AM (39g3+)

58 For god's sake put some clothes on, girl.

Posted by: Helios at August 23, 2015 11:23 AM (oZr5y)

59 It's past time for locals to simply defy orders of federal courts.

What can the feds do if people simply refuse to obey?


Well, they tell is they can't do anything because there's too many of us.

Posted by: Eleven Million Illegals at August 23, 2015 11:23 AM (bxoVs)

60 >>Grace Jones nude looks a lot better than Hillary covered on the very same page.

And yet...there's this young gal also on Drudge. Sadly, she has inherited her mother's RBF.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3207198/
Cheer-Malia-vacation-Daughter-looks-unimpressed-bicycle-ride-family-s-stay-Martha-s-Vineyard.html

Posted by: Lizzy at August 23, 2015 11:23 AM (NOIQH)

61 41 >>>When did women start shaving their pits?

............

They've pretty much always been portrayed as hairless, haven't they? I think there's a story about some famous writer or artist who had only seen naked females through art, and ran away on his wedding night having received a fuzzy surprise.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 23, 2015 11:24 AM (yxw0r)

62 "51
"Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead



http://bit.ly/1NNByJx"



It's past time for locals to simply defy orders of federal courts.



What can the feds do if people simply refuse to obey?



Not much, that's what.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 23, 2015 11:20 AM (u5gzz)"

Sanctuary Cities have shown us the way. Back in the 19th century Andrew Jackson won the conflict with John C.Calhoun over nullification but Jackson was a slave owner and exterminator of Native Americans so we don't have to honor anything he did.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at August 23, 2015 11:24 AM (QHgTq)

63 I didn't realize that "wardrobe malfunctions" went back that far. And poor Penelope waiting patiently back home, fending off those non-bankrupt Greeks bearing gifts. One can't help but think if Ashleyitis Madisondopolis was somehow involved.
Posted by: 11B40
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Grunt, for the win!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2015 11:25 AM (9mTYi)

64 >>The goblet needs work and what's with the dead pig?

Circe used to change her foes into animals. I used to date a woman who would turn me into a beast but that was a different story.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 23, 2015 11:25 AM (OGm46)

65 George Beverly Shea is the one I always think of when I hear How Great Thou Art. That huge, pitch perfect booming voice singing alone.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:25 AM (39g3+)

66 How in Hell and Hecate is this not by Frank Frazetta?

The Romans didn't even have a word for soap. They washed by laving in olive oil and scraping off excrudescence with a bronze strigil, body-shaving in the process.

Germans did have a soap, made of animal fat. Romans thought they smelled.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2015 11:26 AM (xq1UY)

67 From 1899 in vol. 2 of The Universal Anthology there is an ink drawing of Circe in her palace, nude save for one covered leg. Sitting upon her throne with arm raised and a spark of light above hand as if casting a spell. This all framed by an arch that is guarded by winged serpents in an Egyptian style. And in front of the arch, are various pigs.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 11:27 AM (kJll+)

68 Oh, potatoes and molasses

They're so much sweeter than algebra classes

If your stomach is grumblin' and your mouth starts a-mumblin'

There is only one thing to keep your brain from crumblin'

Oh, potatoes and molasses

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 23, 2015 11:27 AM (Cq0oW)

69 She has wine, a fresh killed pig.......and lady bits.


See the guy in the mirror?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 11:27 AM (UYqUH)

70 Sanctuary Cities have shown us the way.

Its a sort of pandora's box for the left really. If people just ignore the rules, in huge numbers, there's not much the government can do. That's why they went after Tea Party related groups and donors in the IRS; they couldn't attack the hundreds of thousands of participants.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:28 AM (39g3+)

71 Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead


I believe the $10,000 fine probably scares the school district as much as anything.
It would cost them big dollars to fight this in a higher court.

Posted by: Colin at August 23, 2015 11:28 AM (vIeIs)

72 @61 And after that, of all things, he got a cigar named after him.

John Ruskin.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2015 11:29 AM (xq1UY)

73 ** George Beverly Shea is the one I always think of when I hear How Great Thou Art.

Me too but Elvis singing gospel is in my car.

Posted by: Dave, exiled in RI at August 23, 2015 11:29 AM (ExFeH)

74 35 note the dead hog at her feet...

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No, he's stunned.

Posted by: Pet Shop Owner at August 23, 2015 11:29 AM (oZr5y)

75
Malia always looks like real pill but wd you want to go on a lame bike ride with your dad and a million photogs and SS following you?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 23, 2015 11:29 AM (iQIUe)

76 Stink, smell. Churchill was a fair artist and had a sharp tongue.

Posted by: Edmund Burke's Shade, languishing in Krazyfornia at August 23, 2015 11:31 AM (cmBvC)

77 Re: Malia


Ugly, angry people being ugly and angry on vacation.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:31 AM (s6J09)

78

Holy moly!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2015 11:32 AM (9mTYi)

79 Hey guys! Anybody Ridin' with Biden?

Posted by: Joe at August 23, 2015 11:32 AM (l3vZN)

80 What happened Mike?

You found your cat's stash of Play Kitteh?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 11:33 AM (kJll+)

81 Malia always looks like real pill but wd you want to go on a lame bike ride with your dad and a million photogs and SS following you?
Posted by: Bruce
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I would find it stupid and boring.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2015 11:33 AM (9mTYi)

82 Don't drink it, Ulysses!

Don't!

Posted by: logprof at August 23, 2015 11:33 AM (vsbNu)

83 77 Re: Malia


Ugly, angry people being ugly and angry on vacation.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:31 AM (s6J09)


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I hope they grow to be conservatives. I can't imagine growing up with the bitter parents they have.

Posted by: Soona at August 23, 2015 11:34 AM (P25Hh)

84 George singing How Great Thou Art, the guy lived to be 104 and still had that voice at 103.

https://youtu.be/35FILs1qiVA

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:34 AM (39g3+)

85 What's in her other hand ?

It almost looks like something attached to the ceiling.

Trapeze?

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:35 AM (s6J09)

86 Malia always looks like real pill but wd you want to go on a lame bike ride with your dad and a million photogs and SS following you?

Especially with him wearing that retarded hat. Nobody looks good in it. Nobody.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:35 AM (39g3+)

87 Maybe Malia's embarrassed for having to be seen with her commie dad wearing that faggy helmet.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2015 11:35 AM (oZr5y)

88 Thank you, Stringer. I wasn't sure how to Google that.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 23, 2015 11:35 AM (yxw0r)

89 >>Malia always looks like real pill but wd you want to go on a lame bike ride with your dad and a million photogs and SS following you?

It would be a pain in the ass but having a private jet deliver me to a $20 million mansion on the Vineyard for a couple weeks would probably ease the pain.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 23, 2015 11:35 AM (OGm46)

90 Cup and wand. She's casting a spell you besotted Grecian freebooter. Run now!

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 11:35 AM (kJll+)

91 What's in her other hand ?

The wand she's using to turn the men into animals. Read your Odyssey!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:36 AM (39g3+)

92 I don't think the pig is dead. Circe turned Odesseus' men into pigs, but did not kill them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2015 11:36 AM (9mTYi)

93
And yet...there's this young gal also on Drudge. Sadly, she has inherited her mother's RBF.


Resting Bitch Face, or Real Big Fanny?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 23, 2015 11:36 AM (oVJmc)

94 "What's in her other hand ?"


Wand? It's not a sword.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 11:37 AM (UYqUH)

95 Doesn't look like a wand.

Looks like rebar.


Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:37 AM (s6J09)

96 >>Wand? It's not a sword.

Wand. As Christopher Taylor said, read The Odyssey and all will be revealed.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 23, 2015 11:38 AM (OGm46)

97 "Mr. Trump has built a broad, demographically and ideologically diverse coalition, constructed around personality, not substance..."

Love that NY Times. Of course his position on illegal immigration is not substance and no one cares about it more than personality. F*ck you.

Posted by: rrpjr at August 23, 2015 11:38 AM (s/yC1)

98 94 "What's in her other hand ?"


Wand? It's not a sword.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 11:37 AM (UYqUH)


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Riding crop. Now that's kinky.

Posted by: Soona at August 23, 2015 11:38 AM (P25Hh)

99 " I don't think the pig is dead."


Taking a nap?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 11:38 AM (UYqUH)

100 I thought it was a riding crop.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 23, 2015 11:38 AM (oVJmc)

101 Sorry.

Art is wasted on me.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:38 AM (s6J09)

102 95 Doesn't look like a wand.

Looks like rebar.

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Then it should have an orange safety cap on the ends.

Posted by: OSHA at August 23, 2015 11:39 AM (oZr5y)

103 61 41 >>>When did women start shaving their pits?

............

They've pretty much always been portrayed as hairless, haven't they? I think there's a story about some famous writer or artist who had only seen naked females through art, and ran away on his wedding night having received a fuzzy surprise.
Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 23, 2015 11:24 AM (yxw0r)



Back when I was i college, I went to the beach one day.

I saw a woman stroll by who had a perfect 10 body, wore a green bikini, and didn't shave at all.

She had dark brown hair spilling out of her bikini bottom, thick bushy armpits, and hairy legs.

Did I mention that she had a perfect 10 body?

That vision was permanently imprinted on my brain. She looked absolutely glorious. To this day, I have no problem whatsoever with natural female body hair.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2015 11:39 AM (sdi6R)

104 A funny obit was going around Facebook yesterday...

First line: Freeda Cummings passed on August 12. A fact not lost on the family is that she died before she could see Hilary Clinton elected, just as she had hoped.

Posted by: Lea at August 23, 2015 11:39 AM (vmMMi)

105 boob thread, then?

Her outfit looks like it was weaved from a very slender thread indeed. . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 23, 2015 11:40 AM (AVEe1)

106 @53

Thinking Enema, you know I am a moron, right?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 23, 2015 11:40 AM (0FSuD)

107 I used to read the Odyssey a lot.

Still getting something structural rather than an object.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:40 AM (s6J09)

108 Read your Odyssey!

Bumper sticker material, right there.

You also see the Hero's ship in the mirror. I'll wager that if you could get up close, there's even more action in there. 19th century composition, telling the whole story in one take if you look enough. She's quite a distraction though.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2015 11:40 AM (xq1UY)

109
" She invited Odysseus' crew to a feast of familiar food, a pottage of cheese and meal, sweetened with honey and laced with wine, but also laced with one of her magical potions, and drunk from an enchanted cup.[5] Thus so she turned them all into swine with a wand after they gorged themselves on it."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2015 11:40 AM (9mTYi)

110 Rumor has it that she made a small fortune on the side by providing thorough spankings with her stick to aristocrats of the day behind the European Union HQ in Athens.

Posted by: Thurston Howell Trump at August 23, 2015 11:41 AM (1tUaO)

111 >>Resting Bitch Face, or Real Big Fanny?

The first one.

I'm sure it sucks doing staged family outings for the press, however, the majority of her very comfy like is shielded from reporters (as it should be for president's kids). This sourpuss look is the norm, she can't be bothered to look interested for official things like turkey pardoning, etc.
Would it kill her to not look like that on a $20 million tax-payer funded vacation on Martha's Vineyard?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 23, 2015 11:41 AM (NOIQH)

112 "Riding crop. Now that's kinky."


Dirty, dirty girl.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 11:41 AM (UYqUH)

113
She had dark brown hair spilling out of her bikini bottom, thick bushy armpits, and hairy legs.



Did I mention that she had a perfect 10 body?


Stay away from my sister.

Posted by: Chewbacca at August 23, 2015 11:41 AM (oVJmc)

114 Roman women AND men shaved off all non-pubic hair below the neck. They used a sharpened shell to scrape it off, after liberally applying a goo made of mud and oil and anything else lying around the baths


the good old days....

Posted by: Claudius, aye at August 23, 2015 11:41 AM (8CdUx)

115
Best let sleeping pigs lie.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2015 11:42 AM (9mTYi)

116 The excitement is building and the media is starting to hype Biden/Warren.
That should excite the Dems, An Irish man and an American Indian, what could go wrong.

Posted by: Colin at August 23, 2015 11:42 AM (vIeIs)

117 "Spear and magic helmet."

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 11:42 AM (kJll+)

118 95 Doesn't look like a wand.

Looks like rebar.


Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:37 AM (s6J09)



Proper concrete construction is hugely important, even to sorceresses.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 23, 2015 11:43 AM (yxw0r)

119 Call me old fashioned but pit hair on women doesn't work for me. Its not like I'd throw Anne Hathway out of bed for having it but its not very attractive.

Classic art always had women without hair except on their heads. I don't know if they thought pubic hair was obscene of they wanted to go with the smooth barbie doll look or what.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:43 AM (39g3+)

120 "They used a sharpened shell to scrape it off"


Ow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 11:43 AM (UYqUH)

121 116 The excitement is building and the media is starting to hype Biden/Warren.
That should excite the Dems, An Irish man and an American Indian, what could go wrong.

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All they need is a black sheriff and they can remake Blazing Saddles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2015 11:44 AM (oZr5y)

122 I agree, the wand looks like a rusty iron rod attached to the wall. That's the problem with oil-paintings; you have to make obvious where one object is detached from the next.

The painter should have infused the air around the wand with a shimmer or a halo.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 23, 2015 11:44 AM (AVEe1)

123 That should excite the Dems, An Irish man and an American Indian,

Hide the booze.

Posted by: Chewbacca at August 23, 2015 11:44 AM (oVJmc)

124 I used to like to joke that the miracle at Cana was no big deal: anybody can turn water into wine. Just pour it on a grapevine and wait six months. Inventing the grapevine, now, that's a trick.

Turning men into pigs is easy. Several 'Ettes do it every day. Guilty as charged.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2015 11:45 AM (xq1UY)

125 An Irish man and an American Indian, what could go wrong.



Drink up!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 23, 2015 11:46 AM (oKE6c)

126 83
77 Re: Malia





Ugly, angry people being ugly and angry on vacation.



Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:31 AM (s6J09)

They share her mother's hate of everything not Black.



Posted by: Nip Sip at August 23, 2015 11:46 AM (0FSuD)

127 116 The excitement is building and the media is starting to hype Biden/Warren.
That should excite the Dems, An Irish man and an American Indian, what could go wrong.
Posted by: Colin at August 23, 2015 11:42 AM (vIeIs)


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I'm not going to laugh. Remember the insanity in which we live.

Posted by: Soona at August 23, 2015 11:47 AM (P25Hh)

128 122
I agree, the wand looks like a rusty iron rod attached to the wall


Well that's a relief.

I was searching 'cataracts' on mayoclinic.org.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:47 AM (s6J09)

129 Well to whomever has already bought Golden Isis, I love the both of you. In a platonic way, really.

And my contribution to 'art'
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO


Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 11:17 AM (kJll+)

You're most welcome dear.

Posted by: Tunafish at August 23, 2015 11:48 AM (eTIRR)

130 Classic paintings of ancient myths and legends were a popular way of slipping porn into the mansion or castle. "No, dear, that picture of Venus rubbing one out is not nasty, its art, its a classic!"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:48 AM (39g3+)

131 Nothing wrong with a little hair. The "natural" look.

Some grass on the field. It's good.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 11:48 AM (UYqUH)

132 The wand was probably for floggings as well as spells. Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii has a wall painting with a goddess (or perhaps priestess) using a similar instrument to spank an initiate.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at August 23, 2015 11:49 AM (tEDMc)

133 States should pass a law that all federal funding for Planned Parenthood instead goes to a pool that they can disburse to other women's health clinics that don't murder babies, hack them apart, and sell the parts.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:51 AM (39g3+)

134 I really like the realism of the bluish-patina on the lion's head castings on the chair.

Pretty cool.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 11:53 AM (s6J09)

135 The first one.

I'm sure it sucks doing staged family outings for the press, however, the majority of her very comfy like is shielded from reporters (as it should be for president's kids). This sourpuss look is the norm, she can't be bothered to look interested for official things like turkey pardoning, etc.
Would it kill her to not look like that on a $20 million tax-payer funded vacation on Martha's Vineyard?
Posted by: Lizzy at August 23, 2015 11:41 AM (NOIQH)


How old is she? I'm not going to be critical of any CHILD who misbehaves in public. That's on the parents for not teaching her well. It sometimes takes a long time to overcome bad parenting... and sometimes not until after years of therapy.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 23, 2015 11:54 AM (Dj0WE)

136 The ads are really making Safari on my iPad gag; hangs and reloads, the whole 9 yards.

Posted by: Agent J at August 23, 2015 11:55 AM (ueOgE)

137 99 " I don't think the pig is dead."


Taking a nap?

Pining for the sty.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 23, 2015 11:57 AM (brIR5)

138 131 Nothing wrong with a little hair. The "natural" look.

Some grass on the field. It's good.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 11:48 AM (UYqUH)


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Watched the 1985 version of "The Re-Animaters" last night with that cute blonde with the rockin' body. Nothing wrong with wild flowers growing on the meadow.

Posted by: Soona at August 23, 2015 11:58 AM (P25Hh)

139 I think most of Waterhouse's reason for painting was to depict beautiful girls, although he had a definite type he went back to again and again - maybe a favorite model

http://tinyurl.com/od8ld9p

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:58 AM (39g3+)

140 Then the beautiful woman took her stand in the middle of the saloon, and stretching out a slender rod (it had been all the while in her hand, although they never noticed it until this moment), she turned it from one guest to another, until each had felt it pointed at himself. Beautiful as her face was, and though there was a smile it, it looked just as wicked and mischievous as the ugliest serpent that ever was seen; and fat-witted as the voyagers had made themselves, they began to suspect that they had fallen into the power of an evil-minded enchantress.

Circe's Palace. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 11:59 AM (kJll+)

141 They share her mother's hate of everything not Black.



Posted by: Nip Sip at August 23, 2015 11:46 AM (0FSuD)

And they're vacationing in one of the whitest places on earth.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (waving ampersands furiously) at August 23, 2015 12:01 PM (+XMAD)

142
I'm watching Raid on Entebbe. It's pretty good and has withstood the test of time. Plenty of lessons learned and quickly forgotten.

Interestingly, the song sang by the IDF commandos is Hine ma tov.

Here it is sang and danced to by vietnamese kids led by catholic priests. The brothers can really bust a move!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS_0fsUeemQ

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 23, 2015 12:02 PM (iQIUe)

143 "I believe the $10,000 fine probably scares the school district as much as anything.
It would cost them big dollars to fight this in a higher court."

They could just refuse to pay. Then the cost would be zero. Seriously, what could the court do?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 23, 2015 12:03 PM (u5gzz)

144
There are multiple pigs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2015 12:03 PM (9mTYi)

145 Yeah, about that. Its like he has this fantasy from youth of doing all this stuff - "I'm gonna go the places Kennedy used to, when I'm rich and powerful!" like he has no real understanding of wealth or personal vision. He has no imagination or creativity, just this strange character he's created and is playing out.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 12:03 PM (39g3+)

146 CBD nood

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 12:04 PM (s6J09)

147 " Nothing wrong with wild flowers growing on the meadow."


*Wink, knowing nod.*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 23, 2015 12:06 PM (UYqUH)

148 145
Yeah, about that. Its like he has this fantasy from youth of doing all
this stuff - "I'm gonna go the places Kennedy used to, when I'm rich and
powerful!"


Like ace's reference to the comedian Mulaney's bit on Donald Trump being the rich man from a hobo's imagination.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 23, 2015 12:07 PM (s6J09)

149 >>And they're vacationing in one of the whitest places on earth.

Nope: Oaks Bluff, where a lot of very wealthy blacks have vacationed for generations.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/19/AR2009081904045.html

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Malia is 17, and I don't typically pick on kids of politicians. Her behavior *is* a reflection of how her parents have raised her, and I blame them for the typical mopey demeanor at public events.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 23, 2015 12:07 PM (NOIQH)

150 "Diana Hunt"


A touch of foretelling, perhaps?

Posted by: Fox2! at August 23, 2015 12:13 PM (brIR5)

151 Fox2!, oh perhaps. It is my Indiana Jones story.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 23, 2015 12:17 PM (kJll+)

152 139 I think most of Waterhouse's reason for painting was to depict beautiful girls, although he had a definite type he went back to again and again - maybe a favorite model

http://tinyurl.com/od8ld9p
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 23, 2015 11:58 AM (39g3+)



Mmmmmm.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2015 12:26 PM (sdi6R)

153 Gulp! Is that AtC ?

Posted by: eye tye at August 23, 2015 12:32 PM (cyXGF)

154 I will drink the cup, but first ...

Posted by: Ὀδυσσεύς at August 23, 2015 12:55 PM (rwI+c)

155
I'm watching : BBC Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Its' not bad. It started off with Caesar which was a bit of a let down since they have all these hand to hand combat battles. I thought the Romans were more disciplined in how they fought. Also, the soldiers looked a bit old. How the hell do you live that life of a soldier and reach middle age?

Anyway, in Nero he has his dead wife dolled up and on the throne. Her skin looks like blue cheese which was interesting.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 23, 2015 01:02 PM (iQIUe)

156 Is that Weird Dave modelling for art class again?

He's almost as convincing a female as I am.

You go, Dave! Rock it, hon!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 23, 2015 01:13 PM (DGrkU)

157 Too bad it's not a sword.That would symbolize a phallus. She'd be a girl with a penis, like me.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 23, 2015 01:14 PM (DGrkU)

158 That is an ex-swine.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 23, 2015 01:19 PM (rwI+c)

159 Lost weekend. El Rey channel has James Bond movies all weekend and Ion TV had some yesterday. Yesterday, I was watching two Bond movies at the same time.

From Russia with Love is on right now.

Damn my life sucks. I want to be Bond. Any Bond. Even Dalton.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 23, 2015 01:32 PM (KQTmr)

160 Let's hear it for Pre-Raphaelites--bewbs!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 23, 2015 01:36 PM (pgzyN)

161
Thunderball!!!!!!!

Those women were hawt! Really really hawt!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 23, 2015 01:38 PM (iQIUe)

162 Yes, Domino Vitali in Thunderball was smoking hot. Played by Claudine Auger, Miss France Monde.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 23, 2015 01:44 PM (KQTmr)

163 Damn I thought the sidebar said Tit-shift photography. What a disappointment.

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2015 01:44 PM (BO/km)

164
I liked big red, too. In fact, it's a toss up.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 23, 2015 01:46 PM (iQIUe)

165 A hot chick in a see-through gown? Now, this is the sort of art I can appreciate!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at August 23, 2015 03:56 PM (wKc1L)

166 This woman appears to want to suck my dick.....I hope she is good!

Posted by: The Doctor at August 23, 2015 08:20 PM (F7Y3f)

167 My wife bought this print for me a couple of years ago for by birthday, because the Odyssey is one of my favorite books. The pig at her feet is not dead. It represents Odysseus's men, who were turned into pigs by Circe. That's what she's trying to do to Odysseus by offering him the potion.

The print now hangs over our bed in our bedroom. Feel free to add your ribald comments below.

Posted by: Truthavenger at August 24, 2015 01:10 PM (3nHw3)

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