Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD]


School of Athens.jpg

The School of Athens
Raphael

This is his most famous work, but take a look at some of his earlier, seemingly simpler paintings. I think they are more intimate and powerful.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:31 AM




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1 :Yay Art!

Posted by: HH at April 19, 2016 10:28 AM (DrCtv)

2 Safe spaces! SAFE SPACES!!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 10:29 AM (Vgz5H)

3 No snipers....right? Right?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 10:30 AM (NOIQH)

4 Triggers! Micro-aggressions!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 10:30 AM (Vgz5H)

5 Learning!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 10:30 AM (xuouz)

6 No snipers....right? Right?



Snipers are everywhere!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 10:30 AM (Vgz5H)

7 Pretentious. Just "Raphael".

Who the hell does he think he is anyway? Cher?

Posted by: Furious George at April 19, 2016 10:31 AM (3GAnN)

8 There are no people of color in this! Burn it along with the others! - SJWs

Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 19, 2016 10:31 AM (BDZWU)

9 The Pope had an onion on his belt just like me. He declined my invitation to go to Sizzler for the Early Bird Special.

Posted by: Bernie 2016 at April 19, 2016 10:31 AM (gwG9s)

10 No snipers....right? Right?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 10:30 AM (NOIQH)

Archers. Be very, very quiet.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 10:32 AM (xuouz)

11 Original title: Recess at the School of Athens

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:32 AM (nbrY/)

12 I thought the Romans invented the arch. Athens should be all post and lintel.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 19, 2016 10:32 AM (evdj2)

13 We've replaced the wine in one of Socrates' oinochoes with hemlock.

Let's see if he notices.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 10:32 AM (xuouz)

14 Goodbye computer people, I am going to go do my job. Be good to one another and someone take care of whoever's socking Blue Hen please.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 10:33 AM (xuouz)

15 That is utterly beautiful.


In not so beautiful news, BC and I podcasted again. Go. Listen. Shoo.


By the by, there's a no shit we're not joking trigger warning for the last 15 minutes or so. We discuss an utterly outrageous abuse of police power involving a woman who was repeatedly cavity searched for drugs. We get explicit because there's no sugar coating what was done to her. However, what was done to her is vile so you've been warned.

Also note that this is something that both I and BC think needs a warning. That vile.

Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at April 19, 2016 10:33 AM (mf5HN)

16 Looks like a public school math class.

Posted by: dantesed at April 19, 2016 10:34 AM (88xKn)

17 No blacks, brown or yellow. An obvious racist school.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 19, 2016 10:34 AM (vvmPQ)

18 13 We've replaced the wine in one of Socrates' oinochoes with hemlock.

Let's see if he notices.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar
_________

* golf clap *

Posted by: Furious George at April 19, 2016 10:34 AM (3GAnN)

19 they are waiting for the stairs to be built

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 19, 2016 10:34 AM (0O7c5)

20 Did Oregon Muse ban himself?

I just saw a comment from him "can I post?" that disappeared.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:34 AM (nbrY/)

21 So the Washington Examiner is reporting the Marine Corps (corpse) is getting pressure from the WH to lower combat standards so more women can be in combat? Why stop there, JEF? I see a president's Secret Service that has male privilege all over it. I wanna see his SS detail be half female. With standards lowered because fairness and diversity.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 19, 2016 10:35 AM (+FSld)

22 >>Archers. Be very, very quiet.


Heh. What if they're flaming?

(Not that there's anything wrong with that...)

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 10:35 AM (NOIQH)

23 Looks like a bunch of Geeks.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 19, 2016 10:36 AM (lHb9q)

24 Yeah I don't think Athens ever looked like that.
Furthermore I deny that Iphigenia was ever actually in Brooklyn.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 10:36 AM (xq1UY)

25 What Cruz is doing *looks* bad and underhanded.

Yes it is in the rules. Yes it is allowed. Lots of things are within the rules and allowed yet they are not done b/c those actions are perceived poorly.

For example in the NBA. flopping is legal and part of the game, but even when it works you dislike the player that flops. It's visceral.

Another example from the NBA, shooting fouls shots granny style. It works great, but nobody does it because you look like a fool and people lose respect for the player.

And this isn't the NBA. This is politics. It ultimately *IS* a popularity contest and despite how we would like people to vote - people DO vote based off of emotions. Think about it - do you WANT to vote for someone who has the right policies, but you personally can't stand and don't respect?

No you don't WANT to vote for that person. You might force yourself to do it, you might tell yourself to do it. but you don't enjoy pulling the lever for someone you don't like or respect.

And with all this delegate shenanigans, Cruz is playing into Trump's "Lyin' Ted" meme. Cruz's voice, speaking style, even hair - just his overall appearance are already inclined to being perceived as a little slimy. Its like Trump's attack of "Low Energy" Jeb, just slower acting. And Cruz is walking right into this "Lyin' Ted" meme - enthusiastically even.

Posted by: TeamRawDog at April 19, 2016 10:37 AM (10hEu)

26
I shall rename this painting:

"Greeks Tour Union Station"

Posted by: fixerupper at April 19, 2016 10:37 AM (8XRCm)

27 You know Raphael was a badass since he went by one name.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 10:37 AM (oC40p)

28 This commemorates the debate over everyone believing the way we want them to or we'll boycott your ass.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 19, 2016 10:37 AM (4ng05)

29 Apropos of nothing, great headline at The Daily Mash: "Fate Apologizes for Letting Bono Live."

Posted by: General Zod at April 19, 2016 10:38 AM (Bdeb0)

30 Instead of snipers, find Cruz and Trump in the painting.
(No points for finding Bernie)

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:38 AM (nbrY/)

31 That poor guy in the blue on the steps. What did Lewandowski do to him?

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 19, 2016 10:38 AM (10hEu)

32 Posted by: TeamRawDog at April 19, 2016 10:37 AM (10hEu)

That's a weird interpretation of that painting.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 10:38 AM (oC40p)

33 Looks like a bunch of Geeks.



You know how they separated the men from the boys in that school, don't you?

With a crow bar.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 10:38 AM (Vgz5H)

34 I can't make out the chalk marks on the floor...
Can someone tell me what they say?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 19, 2016 10:38 AM (lHb9q)

35 yeah, I'm having problems

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:39 AM (TOssO)

36 I thought chalk drawings were banned here.. no?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 19, 2016 10:39 AM (so+oy)

37 now i'm reduced to using a proxy server again. Curse you, pixy!

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:40 AM (TOssO)

38 There are no people of color in this!
Oh, I would definitely take a closer look.
Most of those guys were never anywhere near Athens, though.
Even metaphorically speaking.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 10:40 AM (xq1UY)

39 35 yeah, I'm having problems
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:39 AM (TOssO)

Copied for posterity.
It will be like talking to a spirit in a seance.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:40 AM (nbrY/)

40 What kind of school is this? No one has a backpack. Also he should have painted a group playing hackysack.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 10:40 AM (oC40p)

41 And speaking of chalk:

Man bites dog: Emory president displays some cojones: refuses to condemn the enchalkening, and adds some enchalkening of his own:

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7428

(if more college administrators did this, the crybullies would scurry back underneath the floorboards like cockroaches)

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:40 AM (TOssO)

42 Love it!

I am wondering where the other turtles are, though...

Posted by: Lea at April 19, 2016 10:41 AM (lIU4e)

43 On the left there's a whole cohort -- from the cherub, to the boy, to the pretty girl -- who are looking right at the camera.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2016 10:41 AM (1xUj/)

44 Oh repost.
My blog post is up.
There are free books (including one for Hordelings)

Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:41 AM (nbrY/)

45 yeah, I'm having problems
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:39 AM (TOssO)

Copied for posterity.
It will be like talking to a spirit in a seance.
Posted by: @votermom



Is buzzion or dead Grammie Winger there too?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 10:41 AM (Vgz5H)

46 First to mention Ninja Turtles?

Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 19, 2016 10:42 AM (78ALK)

47 12
I thought the Romans invented the arch. Athens should be all post and lintel.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 19, 2016 10:32 AM (evdj2)

Arches first appeared in Mesopotamia (Greece) in the 2nd millennium BC. The Etruscans got in from them and the Roman got it from the Etruscans.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 19, 2016 10:42 AM (vvmPQ)

48 That's a weird interpretation of that painting.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck

And that, kids, is how it's done.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 10:42 AM (xq1UY)

49 I think that group of people on the right are in a dice game.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 10:42 AM (oC40p)

50 The guy in the front is clearly thinking that somebody should pay his college tuition for his degree in minority women's studies.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 19, 2016 10:42 AM (4ng05)

51 Also, spot the chalk in the painting.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:42 AM (nbrY/)

52 There is the possibility that Senator Cruz is using the gopE and rncE connections for his own ends.

There may be just the smallest chance that Trump and Cruz hashed this out months ago. They got rid of the competition awfully easy. No one left but Katsup who will achieve nothing.

Any chance Trump and Cruz are smart enough to pull it off?

Nah, who am I kidding. No way anyone with any real smarts would have a (r) after their name.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Even you little Gray Fellas.... at April 19, 2016 10:42 AM (WVsWD)

53 Dude in the middle fell down the stairs, and everyone is just ignoring him.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 19, 2016 10:43 AM (Qvgg/)

54 I wanna see his SS detail be half female. With standards lowered because fairness and diversity.

Posted by: Lady in Black

I agree and I'm a female veteran who thinks this is so much bullshit. Of course I do feel for the female SS agents that have to see Biden skinny dipping. I think that they could get benefits from the effects of PTSD.

Posted by: Cheri at April 19, 2016 10:43 AM (oiNtH)

55 Did they have chalk back then?


Tutum loco!!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2016 10:43 AM (/D5Lf)

56 I didn't look like that!

He looks Italian!

Posted by: zombie socrates at April 19, 2016 10:43 AM (jVvcc)

57 Dang you, Lea!

Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 19, 2016 10:43 AM (78ALK)

58 "Oh crap! I got Socrates for Philosophy 201 this term. Hey Archimedes! Do you have any leverage with the school administration?"

Hopeful sophomore.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 19, 2016 10:44 AM (lHb9q)

59 It will be like talking to a spirit in a seance.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:40 AM (nbrY/)


My comments are delicate, like gossamer filaments floating across a clear blue sky.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:44 AM (TOssO)

60 I bet that crenelated ceiling was a pain in the butt to paint.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 19, 2016 10:44 AM (Qvgg/)

61 43 On the left there's a whole cohort -- from the cherub, to the boy, to the pretty girl -- who are looking right at the camera.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2016 10:41 AM (1xUj/)

And they've all got that "What're you lookin' at, eh?" expression.

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at April 19, 2016 10:45 AM (QX0Xt)

62 You should never see Plato and Aristotle together without a plucked chicken.
"Featherless Biped" gag, never gets old.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 10:45 AM (xq1UY)

63 "Hello, there, Socrates! I'll buy ya a drink. Whatya having?"

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 19, 2016 10:45 AM (u0lmX)

64 you may be able to trust these greeks....they aren't bearing gifts

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 19, 2016 10:46 AM (0O7c5)

65 My comments are delicate, like gossamer filaments floating across a clear blue sky.


Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:44 AM (TOssO)

Just like buzzion's.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 19, 2016 10:46 AM (u0lmX)

66 Look closely at the bald guy in the center-left. I think Rafael just painted the world's oldest "pull my finger" joke.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:46 AM (TOssO)

67
My comments are delicate, like gossamer filaments floating across a clear blue sky.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:44 AM (TOssO)

Ugh, spider threads. I hate those.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:46 AM (nbrY/)

68 I have been on the Athens campus and saw nary a person dressed like that. In fact most were wearing some kind of bulldog cult clothing.

Posted by: Eromero at April 19, 2016 10:46 AM (zLDYs)

69 Oregon Muse - Good for him. Also in the article is Emory's Student Government pledges emergency funds for those traumatized by the Trump enchalkening. Emory's President needs to shut that shit down pronto.

Posted by: Cheri at April 19, 2016 10:46 AM (oiNtH)

70 I think therefore I Kaboom!

I'm still working on it.

Posted by: zombie socrates at April 19, 2016 10:46 AM (jVvcc)

71 Crap, I've got Professor Hellenistic First period.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 10:47 AM (oC40p)

72 Archimedes, pshaw. Always looking for a good screw.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 10:47 AM (xq1UY)

73 Furthermore I deny that Iphigenia was ever actually in Brooklyn.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 10:36 AM


Astoria, more likely.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 19, 2016 10:47 AM (bzd8I)

74 Ugh, spider threads. I hate those.

A Krautess posted on FB last week, "those aren't spider webs, they're organic dream-catchers".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2016 10:48 AM (1xUj/)

75 The bas-relief sculptures under the painting represent the parents who gave to.support all these lollygagging students.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:48 AM (nbrY/)

76 It took 42 posts to get to Ninja Turtles.

Horde, I am disappoint.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, turkey ain't all that's stuffed at April 19, 2016 10:48 AM (V1M8q)

77 That cluster in the lower right look like a bunch of thespians.




Must be the Drachma Department.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 19, 2016 10:48 AM (lHb9q)

78 The School Of Athens was famous for it's free KY Jelly dispensers, convenient for both student and staff use as needed. America could learn a thing or two from Athens.

Posted by: TFG at April 19, 2016 10:49 AM (HtsKA)

79 "Scope my disco ball, hoopy froods."

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 19, 2016 10:49 AM (wK0yX)

80 This is very tasteful but I think Raphael showed more refinement & maturity in his work "Big Booty Babes In A Corvette."

Posted by: CrustyB at April 19, 2016 10:49 AM (GvSpB)

81 Somehow I doubt the school was all that clean.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 19, 2016 10:50 AM (r65B3)

82 The student center is cool. The have new sophistry to sit on on.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 10:51 AM (oC40p)

83 More bedsheets in that picture than at a white sale at Macy's.

I think John Belushi is the guy near the center, nursing a hangover. He knocked over the guy on the stairs because the dude was singing a folk song.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 19, 2016 10:51 AM (u0lmX)

84
Girl molested at age 8. Guy gets community service. At age 14, girl goes to his house and stabs him several times. He survives and she is arrested. Judge refuses to send her to prison or impose a fine.

http://goo.gl/AFpNWs

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 10:51 AM (iQIUe)

85 That guy lounging on the stairs, that's my son and that sums up his approach to school.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 19, 2016 10:52 AM (dBmVV)

86 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 19, 2016 10:48 AM (lHb9q)

I LOLed, literally

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:52 AM (nbrY/)

87 Sophist pervs.

Posted by: couch fucker at April 19, 2016 10:52 AM (jVvcc)

88 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 10:51 AM (iQIUe)

Except for the "he survived" part, happy ending.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:52 AM (nbrY/)

89 I see lots of white male privilege in that painting!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 19, 2016 10:53 AM (u0lmX)

90
Production staff on Golden Globe-winning show Transparent are 'up in arms about having to use trans-friendly bathrooms on set of third series'

http://goo.gl/ekcw41

==================

Hahahahaha!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

91 And speaking of chalk:

Man bites dog: Emory president displays some cojones: refuses to condemn the enchalkening, and adds some enchalkening of his own:

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7428

(if more college administrators did this, the crybullies would scurry back underneath the floorboards like cockroaches)
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:40 AM (TOssO)



I am reasonably certain that this is as a result of multiple calls from high dollar donors to the development staff saying yeah about that donation.

That's how to fight back at this. Get conservative and Republican donors to call up the school and say, nope, not another damn penny.

Trust me, that gets heard very clear and very quickly. I'm speaking from experience on that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at April 19, 2016 10:54 AM (mf5HN)

92 I remember this scene. We were all there in the library... Everyone was bored, and then someone started the chant, "Toga, toga, toga," immediately lifting everyone's spirits.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 19, 2016 10:54 AM (4ng05)

93 Spider threads are better than Trump war threads.

Posted by: steevy at April 19, 2016 10:54 AM (B48dK)

94 Somebody please take these Reese's Pieces away from me before I eat the whole bag.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 19, 2016 10:55 AM (kTF2Z)

95 And then someone chalked Trump:2016 on the sidewalk....

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Get Cheesed Off in Our Dairy Section! at April 19, 2016 10:55 AM (hLRSq)

96 91 Have the Japanese Godzilla trailer?

Posted by: steevy at April 19, 2016 10:55 AM (B48dK)

97 96 You seen.Geesh.

Posted by: steevy at April 19, 2016 10:56 AM (B48dK)

98 I will miss the Chalkening if Trump isn't the nominee.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 10:57 AM (nbrY/)

99 Archaic Klan meeting circa 450 bc. (Note the nonstandard robes. General consensus on attire did not come until later).

Posted by: kraken at April 19, 2016 10:57 AM (sdxPm)

100 Girl molested at age 8. Guy gets community service. At age 14, girl goes to his house and stabs him several times. He survives and she is arrested. Judge refuses to send her to prison or impose a fine.



You gotta love a story with a happy ending.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 10:57 AM (Vgz5H)

101 Sure is a different rendering of Hogwarts.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 19, 2016 10:57 AM (dBmVV)

102 Bottom right, sepia-toned fresco within the fresco, someone's getting his head chopped off.

I bet that's a spoiler for the new Game of Thrones season.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2016 10:57 AM (1xUj/)

103 "Dude, where does the Latin American Counter-culture Studies class meet?"

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 19, 2016 10:57 AM (Qvgg/)

104 I remember this scene. We were all there in the library... Everyone was bored, and then someone started the chant, "Toga, toga, toga," immediately




starting a food fight!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 10:58 AM (Vgz5H)

105 A scholarly Greek coalition
At school of their own volition
They pursued their studies
Instead of their buddies
Accomplishing great erudition.


Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 19, 2016 10:58 AM (lHb9q)

106 Bottom right, sepia-toned fresco within the fresco, someone's getting his head chopped off.



I bet that's a spoiler for the new Game of Thrones season.

Posted by: Bandersnatch

--

No, it is a warning sign for students - Don't be tardy to class.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 19, 2016 10:59 AM (Qvgg/)

107 Trust me, that gets heard very clear and very quickly. I'm speaking from experience on that.

Money talks, Social Justice walks.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 19, 2016 10:59 AM (evdj2)

108 Grab a brew. Don't cost nothin.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 19, 2016 11:00 AM (kTF2Z)

109 That's not Athens, Ohio home of Ohio University.

Posted by: OU Bongcat '03 at April 19, 2016 11:01 AM (gwG9s)

110 Bottom right, sepia-toned fresco within the fresco, someone's getting his head chopped off.

It's Trump, executing immigrants. As the Oracle hath foretold.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 19, 2016 11:01 AM (dBmVV)

111 I'm waiting to see what the University of New Mexico is going to do about the complaint about their School emblem. It's got a frontiersman and conquistador on it. That's a bridge too far for the Hispanic SJW.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:02 AM (oC40p)

112 >>Production staff on Golden Globe-winning show Transparent are 'up in
arms about having to use trans-friendly bathrooms on set of third
series'

Well that says it all, doesn't it?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 11:02 AM (NOIQH)

113 102 Bottom right, sepia-toned fresco within the fresco, someone's getting his head chopped off.

I bet that's a spoiler for the new Game of Thrones season.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2016 10:57 AM (1xUj/)


Guy didn't pay his Student Loan...

Posted by: Athen's School Administration at April 19, 2016 11:02 AM (qf6WZ)

114 "Waiting for the Amyl Man in the Castro....."

Posted by: kraken at April 19, 2016 11:02 AM (sdxPm)

115 Production staff on Golden Globe-winning show Transparent are 'up in arms about having to use trans-friendly bathrooms on set of third series'

http://goo.gl/ekcw41

---

LMAO

Petard, Etc

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 11:02 AM (nbrY/)

116 "Not those Greek homos!"

Posted by: Al Sharpton at April 19, 2016 11:03 AM (Aartv)

117 His most famous work? Doesn't look famous to me. What's famous about it?

And what kinda name is Raphael? He portariccan?

Posted by: jwpaine, now with onion tied to his belt! at April 19, 2016 11:03 AM (wKcQA)

118 I think the prez of Emory took a look at what happened to Missouri and figured he didn't want to deal with huge budget deficits.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 19, 2016 11:04 AM (kTF2Z)

119 Just like guns, reporters don't know shit about construction equipment...

In the sidebar is a cool link to a couple of northern Chinese contractors duking it out with front end loaders - not bulldozers.

Luckily, neither contractor had access to AR-47 automatic assault pistols.

Posted by: jwest at April 19, 2016 11:04 AM (Zs4uk)

120 [i[Production staff on Golden Globe-winning show Transparent are 'up in
arms about having to use trans-friendly bathrooms on set of third
series'

Well that says it all, doesn't it?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 11:02 AM (NOIQH)

I would eat Indian food and cabbage and drink the cheapest beer I could find. That'd teach 'em

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 19, 2016 11:05 AM (dBmVV)

121 I think I've seen this at El Prado museo in Madrid.

Posted by: fastfreefall at April 19, 2016 11:05 AM (QYm9G)

122 117 His most famous work? Doesn't look famous to me. What's famous about it?

And what kinda name is Raphael? He portariccan?



Posted by: jwpaine, now with onion tied to his belt! at April 19, 2016 11:03 AM (wKcQA)


Not sure... be he sure liked Fat Women...

Posted by: Don Quixote at April 19, 2016 11:05 AM (qf6WZ)

123 I am reasonably certain that this is as a result of multiple calls from high dollar donors to the development staff saying yeah about that donation.

Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at April 19, 2016 10:54 AM (mf5HN)

============
What happened to Missouri U. - it can happen to Emory, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:05 AM (iQIUe)

124 Good timing on this painting as I'm making souvlaki and home made pita for dinner.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 19, 2016 11:06 AM (kTF2Z)

125 And what kinda name is Raphael?

Please. No Cruzmongering here.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:06 AM (xq1UY)

126 As I read our daily comments, and reflect on history, I realize that the Horde is the product of National Lampoon, Cracked, and Mad Magazine. Worse things to be. Swift would love us.

Posted by: kraken at April 19, 2016 11:07 AM (sdxPm)

127 I recall walking through the Vatican and suddenly seeing that fresco appear before me. It is large and quite impressive.

Posted by: RD Walker at April 19, 2016 11:07 AM (ImpgP)

128 #3 No snipers?! Didn't you see that longbowman over there?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 19, 2016 11:08 AM (Kucy5)

129 124 Good timing on this painting as I'm making souvlaki and home made pita for dinner.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 19, 2016 11:06 AM (kTF2Z)

Go easy on the hemlock

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 11:08 AM (nbrY/)

130 As I read our daily comments, and reflect on history, I realize that the Horde is the product of National Lampoon, Cracked, and Mad Magazine.


A nearly complete list.

Posted by: Pron at April 19, 2016 11:08 AM (1xUj/)

131 Now Emory has to lay off all its janitors too?

The only Swift here is the kick in the arse. And modest proposals, but mostly...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:08 AM (xq1UY)

132 New Recipes from Moosewood is 1.99 on kindle today if anyone is interested

Posted by: nckate at April 19, 2016 11:09 AM (UWHSi)

133 I was in a suggestion-susceptible state of mind when I encountered a sign.

I read:

Don't get distracted.
Focus on the task at hand.


And I kept reading it, and reading it, and reading it....

Posted by: mindful webworker - staring into oblivion at April 19, 2016 11:09 AM (NstOx)

134 Turtle can paint, yo.

Posted by: eman at April 19, 2016 11:09 AM (MQEz6)

135 Plato: All of our reality is but an illusion, for we are prisoners in a cave, watching only the flickering shadows on a wall

Aristotle: I feel triggered.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 19, 2016 11:10 AM (8ZskC)

136
Belgium terror chief Paul van Tigchelt warns "signals have emerged suggesting I.S. has again sent fighters to Europe", particularly Belgium.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:12 AM (iQIUe)

137 Cue the Romans.

Posted by: eman at April 19, 2016 11:12 AM (MQEz6)

138 >62 You should never see Plato and Aristotle together without a plucked chicken.
"Featherless Biped" gag, never gets old.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 10:45 AM (xq1UY)

That was Plato and Diogenes. Aristotle would never have been so creative.

Posted by: Kevin DuBrow at April 19, 2016 11:12 AM (bMcUX)

139 Travel back in time snd bring cannabis sativa to the Ancient Greeks.

Posted by: eman at April 19, 2016 11:13 AM (MQEz6)

140 106 Bottom right, sepia-toned fresco within the fresco, someone's getting his head chopped off.



I bet that's a spoiler for the new Game of Thrones season.

Posted by: Bandersnatch

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No, it is a warning sign for students - Don't be tardy to class.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 19, 2016 10:59 AM (Qvgg/)

Damn. And I thought you just didn't get fruit cup.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 19, 2016 11:13 AM (0mRoj)

141 136 No shit,the guy is a regular Hercule Poirot.

Posted by: steevy at April 19, 2016 11:13 AM (B48dK)

142
136
Belgium terror chief Paul van Tigchelt warns "signals have emerged suggesting I.S. has again sent fighters to Europe", particularly Belgium.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:12 AM (iQIUe)

Maybe they just want some chocolate.

Posted by: eman at April 19, 2016 11:14 AM (MQEz6)

143 How about after class we go out for a nice pint of hemlock?

Posted by: Socrates at April 19, 2016 11:14 AM (8ZskC)

144 @136 "Again"? They still have several hundred from the first round they don't even have a lead on. Could use a dose of Air-Kool Poirot and the little grey cells.

You know who Aristotle was the tutor for? Like sending Donald to Wharton.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:14 AM (xq1UY)

145 Poirot Jinx. Moving along to Simenon, then...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:16 AM (xq1UY)

146 (if more college administrators did this, the crybullies would scurry back underneath the floorboards like cockroaches)
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 10:40 AM (TOssO)

I give credit to President Drake of Ohio State that led the way on how to deal with these power seekers. It always takes one brave person to make a stand, and then others will start to get braver and follow suit.

Hopefully this launches a burgeoning set of cajones in other university presidents.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 19, 2016 11:17 AM (1rAS0)

147 I think the prez of Emory took a look at what happened to Missouri and figured he didn't want to deal with huge budget deficits.
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At least he won't have to deal with the football team team unionizing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:17 AM (9mTYi)

148 You know who Aristotle was the tutor for?

The dude charged 85 drachmas per hour. Outrageous.

Posted by: Phillip II at April 19, 2016 11:17 AM (8ZskC)

149 'team team'?

Moar coffee...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:18 AM (9mTYi)

150 #130 Don't forget, Panic, Trump, Help! and Hustler Humor.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 19, 2016 11:18 AM (Kucy5)

151 All we are is dust in the wind, dude.

Posted by: Ted at April 19, 2016 11:18 AM (lUZux)

152
Whatever good came out of the school of athens is long gone.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 19, 2016 11:18 AM (ODxAs)

153 the sense of space is extraordinary. for some reason i haven't noticed that before. i think it is because this photo shows the surrounding building; others i've seen are of the fresco alone.

remember, this was done c.1510, so the naturalistic light and depth are novel.

also, note the giant piers and pilasters. they echo the gigantic scale of st. peter's (something that photos don't really convey). raphael is affirming his contemporaries links to that great era. quite a balm to the viewer. somewhat justified.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:18 AM (WTSFk)

154 I see the Global Warming charlatans are off on the right plotting the overthrow of decency and undermining the social order of the age.

Posted by: Fritz at April 19, 2016 11:18 AM (UzPAd)

155 Oh, and Sick.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 19, 2016 11:18 AM (Kucy5)

156 >>Belgium terror chief Paul van Tigchelt warns "signals have emerged
suggesting I.S. has again sent fighters to Europe", particularly
Belgium.



Not to appear unsympathetic, but...duh!
I seem to recall when the mass immigration started last year, and ISIS was freakin' tweeting that they were sending jihadis mixed in with the masses that a lot of snooty European Lefties thought it was bigoted to be alarmed and concerned about it. Guess the "bigots" were right, huh? Not to mention the ones who are homegrown...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 11:19 AM (NOIQH)

157 I've always liked that painting. I wish I could do more painting nowadays, but that may be over.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 19, 2016 11:19 AM (AroJD)

158 Maybe they just want some chocolate.
Posted by: eman at April 19, 2016 11:14 AM (MQEz6)

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French fries. Have you ever been over there? They sell french fried from stands on the street with 50 different toppings. French fries are king in Belgium.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:19 AM (iQIUe)

159 As I read our daily comments, and reflect on history, I realize that the Horde is the product of National Lampoon, Cracked, and Mad Magazine.

Guilty, Your Honor. As a yoot, I had to sneak MAD Magazine past my parents, and when I was in high school, I actually had a subscription to National Lampoon

From there, it was only a short distance to murder, mayhem, and posting moron comments on AoSHQ.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 11:20 AM (TOssO)

160 Trump supporters try to kick 91 year old staunch conservative Phyllis Schafly out of her own conservative organization "Eagle Forum" claiming that she is "senile"!





wait a minute...

Posted by: Mortimer at April 19, 2016 11:20 AM (Aartv)

161 Seeing that some snowboarder of reknown, one Estelle Balet, was killed in an avalanche (snow not suv) this morning.

AtC was right. Outside is trying to kill you.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 19, 2016 11:20 AM (touVE)

162 CBD, Thanks for the daily art. This Raphael is simply spectacular. The detail in the architecture and use of color is amazing. Looking at such sumptuous beauty in the morning beats the ugliness of the news.

One thing I appreciate is that Raphael usually shows Christ as a well built adult, even on the cross. The anorexic hippy image of Jesus, whether in classical or modern art, has always bothered me.

Posted by: JTB at April 19, 2016 11:21 AM (V+03K)

163
April 19, Berlin: The founder of Germany's anti-Islam movement, PEGIDA, will appear in court on hate speech charges for branding refugees "cattle" and "scum" on social media, according to reports.

http://goo.gl/81rjk6
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I guess rapists, pedeophiles, and thugs would be more accurate...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:21 AM (iQIUe)

164 No, it is a warning sign for students - Don't be tardy to class.


Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 19, 2016 10:59 AM


Wow....that escalated from "no fruit cup" pretty quickly.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 19, 2016 11:21 AM (bzd8I)

165 >>As I read our daily comments, and reflect on history, I realize that
the Horde is the product of National Lampoon, Cracked, and Mad Magazine.


And Mel Brooks and early Woody Allen (e.g. Sleeper).

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 11:21 AM (NOIQH)

166 if you have a chance to visit st. peters, do it. well worth it. and again, the scale is just astounding.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:21 AM (WTSFk)

167 And Monty Python.

When I was a yute if someone made or got a Monty Python reference you knew you were on the same wavelength.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2016 11:21 AM (1xUj/)

168 It's very realistic, dude in the middle is sleeping, not that I ever did that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 19, 2016 11:22 AM (btH0m)

169 I've always liked that painting. I wish I could do more painting nowadays, but that may be over.


It's never too late. Go to your local church. It's a good place to jump right back in.

Posted by: Cecilia Gimenez at April 19, 2016 11:22 AM (8ZskC)

170 136
Belgium terror chief Paul van Tigchelt warns "signals have emerged suggesting I.S. has again sent fighters to Europe", particularly Belgium.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:12 AM (iQIUe)

They know a soft target when they see one. Plus it's a safe place to base attacks on France and Germany.

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at April 19, 2016 11:22 AM (QX0Xt)

171 How about after class we go out for a nice pint of hemlock?
Posted by: Socrates
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These days, it would have some chic hipster name.

'Sudden Sleep IPA'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:22 AM (9mTYi)

172 Belgium terror chief Paul van Tigchelt warns "signals have emerged

suggesting I.S. has again sent fighters to Europe", particularly

Belgium.

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So, they finally found a successor to Inspector Clouseau?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 19, 2016 11:23 AM (Qvgg/)

173 Saw a chiron this morning that said that the TN rep. who presented a bill in the legislature mirroring the NC bill on transgender bathroom has withdrawn the bill, citing problems with it and too short of a legislative calendar to correct the issues.
Really....

Maybe it had more to do with Nashville being threatened with conventions cancelling because men would not be permitted to don a dress and go in the women's restroom at the City Center.

I keep seeing meme's on Facebook from the few libs I know that post daily about the transvestite/pervert prevention bills in NC and MS stating that the laws are unenforceable because states don't have the resources to hire people to look in someone's pants to determine what sex they are before the enter a bathroom.
This is how stupid these libs are. They have no idea what the bill actually does or says.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 19, 2016 11:23 AM (1rAS0)

174 Speaking of scale of paintings, has anyone seen the Mona Lisa in person?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:23 AM (oC40p)

175 In Raphael's interpretation of the future of politics, we see politicians in some future country weeping, for there was nothing left to tax.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 19, 2016 11:23 AM (4ng05)

176 a burgeoning set of cajones in other university presidents.

What would you like them to have in those burgeoning desk drawers?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:24 AM (xq1UY)

177 They don't make school buildings like that anymore.

Posted by: MacGruber at April 19, 2016 11:24 AM (FEAjO)

178
You know you make me wanna

SHOUT!!

Posted by: Otis Day and the Knights at April 19, 2016 11:24 AM (MEFzG)

179 Speaking of scale of paintings, has anyone seen the Mona Lisa in person?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:23 AM (oC40p)

Recently?

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 19, 2016 11:24 AM (4ng05)

180 These days, it would have some chic hipster name.
'Sudden Sleep IPA'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:22 AM (9mTYi)


You beat me to it. I was going to say 'Dirtnap Lager', but now I think I won't.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 11:25 AM (TOssO)

181 ... (before it's turned into a mosque).

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:25 AM (WTSFk)

182 http://is.gd/OASdcB

For you survival types and gear freaks

Posted by: Bigby's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at April 19, 2016 11:25 AM (3ZtZW)

183 Speaking of scale of paintings, has anyone seen the Mona Lisa in person?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck

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Yes, it is quite small

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 19, 2016 11:25 AM (Qvgg/)

184 Put me in the WH and everyone gets a painting like this plus the handgun of your choice. And I'll make Canada pay for it too! Let's see the Serengeti shithead top that!

#neverhyena

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 19, 2016 11:25 AM (kTF2Z)

185 "Intimate and powerful ". Mmmmm -mmmm - mmmm! I grok Greek.

Posted by: Reggie at April 19, 2016 11:26 AM (gwG9s)

186 have seen the mona lisa. well, you can't really see it for the crowds. but it is disappointingly small.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:26 AM (WTSFk)

187 174 Speaking of scale of paintings, has anyone seen the Mona Lisa in person?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:23 AM (oC40p)


Yeah, I've heard it was the size of a large postage stamp.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 11:26 AM (TOssO)

188 Speaking of scale of paintings, has anyone seen the Mona Lisa in person?

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Yes, a few years ago, though surrounded by tourists. I was surprised how small the painting is.

Posted by: flmomof4 at April 19, 2016 11:26 AM (bEXWJ)

189 #whitepeopleart

Posted by: Mortimer at April 19, 2016 11:26 AM (Aartv)

190 >>>They don't make school buildings like that anymore.<<<

You know who else makes buildings like this? Tremendous. Spectacular.

Posted by: Fritz at April 19, 2016 11:26 AM (UzPAd)

191 They don't make school buildings like that anymore.

Yeah? You just haven't seen what the LA Unified School District spends our money on these days.

http://tinyurl.com/2a4gtre

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 19, 2016 11:27 AM (8ZskC)

192
Yeah, I've heard it was the size of a large postage stamp.



I WAS IN THE POOL

Posted by: George Costanza at April 19, 2016 11:28 AM (Aartv)

193 You know who else makes buildings like this? Tremendous. Spectacular.
Posted by: Fritz at April 19, 2016 11:26 AM (UzPAd)


But enough about Trump's toupe'.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 11:28 AM (TOssO)

194 Yes it surprised me how small. I think it's just a little less than 3 x 2 ft.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:28 AM (oC40p)

195 Reese's pieces. Souvlaki. Pita.

Duke, you're killing me. Have a heart. votermom and I are on day 2 of our low-carb diet.

Hemlock sounds good right about now.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2016 11:28 AM (2WwbN)

196 April 19, Berlin: The founder of Germany's anti-Islam movement, PEGIDA, will appear in court on hate speech charges for branding refugees "cattle" and "scum" on social media, according to reports.

http://goo.gl/81rjk6
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I guess rapists, pedeophiles, and thugs would be more accurate...
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:21 AM (iQIUe)

Idiots throughout the west, continue to delude themselves into believing that they are still free - free with restrictions - but free.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 19, 2016 11:28 AM (4ng05)

197 One thing I appreciate is that Raphael usually shows Christ as a well built adult, ..

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Hammering, sawing, lifting, carrying.

Different than barista 'labor'.

The former turns over tables and wields a whip, the latter wants you to confess your sins against socialism.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:29 AM (9mTYi)

198 You know who Aristotle was the tutor for? Like sending Donald to Wharton.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:14 AM (xq1UY)

Aristotle's buddies: I can't believe you're going all the way to the boonies to teach some hillbilly kid of an upstart ruffian!

Aristotle: I will teach him refinement and culture and bring enlightenment to a small backwater. It will be a small good deed, nothing that will change the world, but the pay is tremendous.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 11:29 AM (nbrY/)

199 Tonight's the night we shall talk about the subject of word association football.

Posted by: jwpaine, now with onion tied to his belt! at April 19, 2016 11:29 AM (wKcQA)

200 Speaking of scale of paintings, has anyone seen the Mona Lisa in person?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:23 AM (oC40p)

I was just at the Louvre two weeks ago.

It's not as small as everyone says it is. It's probably 4'x3'? But it was bigger than I'd expected after everything you hear.

The Louvre is enormous. Enormous. There's so much other art to see I didn't bother trying to elbow my way through the throngs of Chinese to get a closer look. Instead I took a picture of everyone looking at and went to see more sculpture. It's on its own freestanding wall in the middle of a gallery and you can stand right next to the edge of said wall and look right at the semicircle of people who came all that way and waited in line and paid for tickets now using their time in the museum to take pictures of a painting.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 11:29 AM (xuouz)

201
As I read our daily comments, and reflect on history, I realize that the Horde is the product of National Lampoon, Cracked, and Mad Magazine.

Lampoon, yes, Cracked less so and really not Mad at all. Don Martin's artwork actually makes me physically sick; he's very funny, but there's just something undefinable about his style that makes my gorge rise.

Monty Python and the Three Stooges were also formative in my outlook.

I think the Horde's prOn choices also made us what we are today, but that's a post for overnight. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 19, 2016 11:29 AM (X6fMO)

202 >>the laws are unenforceable because states don't have the resources to
hire people to look in someone's pants to determine what sex they are
before the enter a bathroom.

*facepalm*

How hard is it to understand: it prevents a man from entering a dressing room, locker room, or bathroom and claiming he has a right to be there because, "Today, I self-identify as a woman!" and protects a business from lawsuits should that man threaten to sue if they attempt to remove him from said women's dressing room, locker room, or bathroom.


Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 11:30 AM (NOIQH)

203 From the morning news dump, it's so good to know that the race pimping torch is being seamlessly passed to a new generation who asks not what the content of your character is, but, instead, judges you on your White skin.

Apologies to MLK, Jr. and JFK for appropriating some of their phrasing.

Sigh, I remember that Barky's election was touted as the final step in moving to a post-racial America, instead we find ourselves even deeper in the mire of divisive hatred.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 19, 2016 11:30 AM (kXoT0)

204 Mona Lisa is getting small! I've still got it.

Posted by: Steve Martin: Pretentious Douche at April 19, 2016 11:30 AM (gwG9s)

205 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:23 AM (oC40p)

Yes, I have. Was surprised at how small it was.

Posted by: HH at April 19, 2016 11:31 AM (DrCtv)

206 Joe you're probably on the money with the 3x2 estimate. Either way I didn't bother getting close enough to get a good idea.

It's hard to overstate how much other art there is in that building. And better, if you must know how I feel.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 11:31 AM (xuouz)

207 i think national lampoon is the biggest influence here.

a number of years ago, i saw steve martin on a talk show twitter had just come out and he was saying that it was a new kind of humor. some of the tweets he got were hilarious and unexpected.

this site has a dry and very sharp humor that is just fantastic. some of youse guys are brilliant.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:31 AM (WTSFk)

208 Beckoning Chasm, you can paint? What a gift. You should keep doing it. Springtime would be a good time to get started again, with all the flowers blooming, trees leafing out, etc. I have zero talent in that direction but I so appreciate that talent in others.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2016 11:32 AM (2WwbN)

209 "The Mona Lisa in person"
"Refrigerator running."
"Prince Albert in the can."
I'm sensing pattern here.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:32 AM (xq1UY)

210 You like your paintings large? This one's enormous, and its just down the hall from the Mona Lisa.

http://tinyurl.com/zc427rn

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 19, 2016 11:32 AM (8ZskC)

211 April 19, Berlin: The founder of Germany's anti-Islam movement, PEGIDA, will appear in court on hate speech charges for branding refugees "cattle" and "scum" on social media, according to reports.

http://goo.gl/81rjk6



I followed it to Krautish sources. I'd go more with "beasts" and "rubbish", but translation is never a 1:1 phenomenon.

The depressing thing is that his lawyer's defense is that it's Facebook postings and he might have been hacked, you can't prove he wrote it.

Not, like, "hey you're threatening a guy with 1 - 5 years' imprisonment for expressing an opinion and that's wrong".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2016 11:32 AM (1xUj/)

212 I would love to visit the Louvre.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 11:33 AM (nbrY/)

213 Happy Anniversary of the 'Shot heard round the world' Horde!

Posted by: Don Quixote at April 19, 2016 11:34 AM (qf6WZ)

214 i went to wikipedia to get the size of the mona lisa. had to wait in line and push through a few people, but i can report it is 30 x 21 inches.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:35 AM (WTSFk)

215 >>The depressing thing is that his lawyer's defense is that it's Facebook
postings and he might have been hacked, you can't prove he wrote it.


Thank our founders for the 1st Amendment, huh?
The crack-down on wronthink badspeech in Europe and Canada is depressing.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 11:35 AM (NOIQH)

216 Just like guns, reporters don't know shit about construction equipment...

In the sidebar is a cool link to a couple of northern Chinese contractors duking it out with front end loaders - not bulldozers.




Rachel Corrie hardest hit!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 11:36 AM (Vgz5H)

217 Have the Japanese Godzilla trailer?
Posted by: steevy at April 19, 2016 10:55 AM (B48dK)



I have indeed seen the Japanese Godzilla trailer.

Needs more Mothra babes but, then again, nearly everything can be improved by Mothra babes.

Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at April 19, 2016 11:36 AM (mf5HN)

218 Rapper Rick Ross visited the White House on Friday as an ambassador for President Obama's black and Latino youth program - and his court-ordered ankle monitor reportedly went off shortly after the president concluded a speech.
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Just let that sink in.



In January 2008, Ross was arrested on gun and marijuana charges.

In August 2008, YouTube entertainer DJ Vlad filed a lawsuit against Ross for assault and battery.

On March 26, 2011, Ross was arrested in Shreveport for possession of marijuana

On June 24, 2015 Rick Ross and his bodyguard were arrested in Fayette County, Georgia for kidnapping and assault charges. Both were accused for forcing a lands keeper into a guesthouse and beating him in the head with a handgun, allegedly over money he owed Ross

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2016 11:36 AM (/D5Lf)

219 i went to wikipedia to get the size of the mona lisa. had to wait in line and push through a few people, but i can report it is 30 x 21 inches.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:35 AM (WTSFk)

I'm just chillin in the Musee d'Orsay tryna look at some postcard-sized impressionist seascapes thinkin 3x2 ain't that small.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 11:36 AM (xuouz)

220
I would love to visit the Louvre.

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It is worth the trip, though Paris isn't all that it is cracked up to be, at least nowadays. Definitely go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, that is worth the ticket.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (Qvgg/)

221
The l'Orsay is a better museum to visit.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (iQIUe)

222 Happy Anniversary of the 'Shot heard round the world' Horde!
Posted by: Don Quixote
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Yeah, I'm reposting this from last night

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Listen my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.
'Twas the eighteenth of April in seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
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Of course, every school child knows that poem... oh, wait.... that only used to be true.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (9mTYi)

223 The crack-down on wronthink badspeech in Europe and Canada is depressing.


Guess the correct Louis Brandeis quote:

"The remedy for bad speech is..."
(a) "more speech"
(b) "truncheons"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (8ZskC)

224
April 19, Berlin: The founder of Germany's anti-Islam movement, PEGIDA, will appear in court on hate speech charges for branding refugees "cattle" and "scum" on social media, according to reports.

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Wait, wait, what? And the guy didn't countersue based on what infidels are called in the Koran?

Posted by: iforgot at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (pC96u)

225 another influence i've noticed at times is dave barry. there have been siome posts that i could have sworn were by him. he hasn't written here incognito, has he?

he;s still funny.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (WTSFk)

226 Mona Lisa is getting small!



The water was cold!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (Vgz5H)

227 Are you in France now gok?

You should post some reports from the field on all the refugee stuff.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 11:38 AM (nbrY/)

228 I am reasonably certain that this is as a result of multiple calls from high dollar donors to the development staff saying yeah about that donation.

That's how to fight back at this. Get conservative and Republican donors to call up the school and say, nope, not another damn penny.
Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at April 19, 2016 10:54 AM (mf5HN)

Agreed.
Mizzou didn't listen to their donors an it bit them big time.

I used to work with a guy who came from old, old Tulsa money. His trust fund was unavailable until he turned 45, so he had to work. Tulsa University was getting ready to build a mosque on campus to accommodate all the ME students who were there studying Petroleum Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, etc. My friend's Dad called the administration and told them that if they built the mosque, their family would no longer be donating money in the amounts that gets your name on a building. The mosque got built--because diversity, but, that family shut the money off cold. Actions have consequences.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 19, 2016 11:38 AM (kXoT0)

229 I saw where the Taliban (Tolly Bahn for those who prefer the Obama inflection) attacked Kabul.

No mention of whether this is another indication of Obama's smart diplomacy.

If history ever reflects the coverage of Obama's presidency, it will reflect a president who never did anything wrong, who did everything right, who was a scratch golfer, was the inspiration for the collapsible umbrella, and had the mystical instincts necessary to instantaneously determine who was at fault whenever anything went wrong.

Plus he healed the planet and receded the oceans before he was tripped up by evil climate deniers.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 19, 2016 11:38 AM (4ng05)

230 She's still big. It's the pictures that got small.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:39 AM (xq1UY)

231 Hey! That's me brooding in the foreground in the lavender shirt!

Posted by: Michelangelo at April 19, 2016 11:40 AM (2oWD2)

232 I'm just chillin in the Musee d'Orsay tryna look at some postcard-sized impressionist seascapes thinkin 3x2 ain't that small.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 11:36 AM (xuouz)

Don't bother with the Mona Lisa. I regret having wasted time trying to see a painting which is behind a glass case in a room crowded with tourists (90% of whom seemed to be Japanese) when the Louvre has so many treasures.

You won't come close to seeing a fraction of what is in the Lourve even if you spend days there. Pick a period or genre or artist you especially like and focus on that.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 19, 2016 11:40 AM (u0lmX)

233 Hey! That's me brooding in the foreground in the lavender shirt!
Posted by: Michelangelo at April 19, 2016 11:40 AM (2oWD2)


Poofter.

Posted by: Pythagoras at April 19, 2016 11:40 AM (8ZskC)

234 30 years ago, I would have recommended the Jeu de Paume, but I understand that now it is Modern/Post Modern bullshit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:41 AM (9mTYi)

235 >>Rapper Rick Ross visited the White House on Friday as an ambassador for President Obama's black and Latino youth program....

"ambassador for black and latino youth"?!?!?!

Is it any wonder these programs don't have any discernible results?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2016 11:41 AM (NOIQH)

236 truncheons.... sheesh

* clang *

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:41 AM (WTSFk)

237 221
The l'Orsay is a better museum to visit.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (iQIUe)

I agree.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 19, 2016 11:41 AM (u0lmX)

238 If you find yourself in Paris, go to Les Invalides and visit Napoleon's tomb and the army museum. It's amazing to see the French take on the world wars.

It's even more amazing to see the French opinion on Napoleon. As an Anglocentric Irish-American I consider Napoleon a dictator but the French still revere him. He did, after all, lead France out of the Terror, reformed their legal code (and they still use his system today) and re-established it as a world power. As a French friend of mine explained, "he was France's supreme general at 27 and was crowned emperor at 33. He was a great man"

I also didn't realize that the French consider the first and second world wars as the second and third acts of an almost century-long war with Germany, which began with the Prussian capture of Paris in 1871.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 11:41 AM (xuouz)

239 Are the any gun guys here. There is an estate sale and they have rifles. 1974 Winchester model 70 243 good cond. 600
Sturm ruger red label 20 gauge 900
Is this a good deal?

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 19, 2016 11:42 AM (egOGm)

240 You won't come close to seeing a fraction of what is in the Lourve even if you spend days there. Pick a period or genre or artist you especially like and focus on that.

Would mid-20th Century American Black Velvet Elvis Art swallow a whole day?

Posted by: Pythagoras at April 19, 2016 11:42 AM (8ZskC)

241 that deserves two :

* clang clang *

:-D

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2016 11:42 AM (WTSFk)

242 Obama's "Elvis and Nixon" moment? Nah.
I'm just thinking what the security clearance provisions must be like for spending time with the Leader of The Free World while under a gun charge indictment.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:43 AM (xq1UY)

243 I also didn't realize that the French consider the first and second world wars as the second and third acts surrenders of an almost century-long war with Germany, which began with the Prussian capture of Paris in 1871.



Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 11:43 AM (Vgz5H)

244 CAC used to post a thread on moron paintings. I think I'm the only one that sent him their paintings to post. I'm a glutton for punishment.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:44 AM (oC40p)

245 Many in the Athenian academy were clever orators.

"The world, she is a round like an onion!"
"Bah, it's flat like bread!"
"Round, like an onion!"
"Your world view stinks!"

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 19, 2016 11:44 AM (FtrY1)

246
Rapper Rick Ross visited the White House on Friday as an ambassador for President Obama's black and Latino youth program - and his court-ordered ankle monitor reportedly went off shortly after the president concluded a speech.


I have thought about it, and have come to the conclusion that, like the mythical "moderate Muslim," the "hard-working black community" is nearly extinct. Granted, a country that actually valued dignity would be screaming in outrage that a thug like Ross was desecrating the White House, but let that slide. Where is the so-called "black leadership" on this obscenity? Where is the thunderous condemnation that the highest-profile black man in the country would rather celebrate the "achievements" of gangstas, racists and thugs than of the people who naively thought he represented the culmination of the black experience in America?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 19, 2016 11:44 AM (X6fMO)

247 Are you in France now gok?
You should post some reports from the field on all the refugee stuff.
Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 11:38 AM (nbrY/)

I spent a week there two weeks ago. As for all the refugee stuff, I didn't see it. I felt safe the whole time. I was accosted by a north african guy on the steps below Montmartre trying to sell me trinkets/pick my pocket (and was rescued by my sister's snarling French profanity hah) and that was it. It all seemed perfectly French to me. And I wasn't staying in the Ritz either.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 11:44 AM (xuouz)

248
the laws are unenforceable because states don't have the resources to hire people to look in someone's pants to determine what sex they are before the enter a bathroom.
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That's what you get when you legislate matters that used to be left to common sense and common decency.

Posted by: iforgot at April 19, 2016 11:45 AM (pC96u)

249 so are all the dudes are wearing dresses just to get into the ladies room?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 19, 2016 11:45 AM (oGRue)

250 Of course, every school child knows that poem... oh, wait.... that only used to be true. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (9mTYi)
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My kids learned it for big extra credit in elementary school (90s-00s). They also learned the 'Presidents Song' listing all the presidents.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 19, 2016 11:45 AM (MIKMs)

251 I have seen the David
Seen the Mona Lisa too
And I have heard Doc Watson play Columbus Stockade Blues.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 19, 2016 11:46 AM (lHb9q)

252 Listen my children, and you shall hear...

"The gurgling as I downed my beer."

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 11:47 AM (TOssO)

253 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:41 AM (9mTYi)

Musee D'orsay is great, and the Monet museum (Lorangerie) is nice too.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2016 11:48 AM (Zu3d9)

254 Needs more Mothra babes but, then again, nearly everything can be improved by Mothra babes.
Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at April 19, 2016 11:36 AM (mf5HN)

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you just want to tower over....anyone

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 19, 2016 11:48 AM (oGRue)

255 Cali - Condition is important, but even if they were 'like new', those appear to be fair, but not great prices.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:48 AM (9mTYi)

256 Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 11:43 AM (Vgz5H)


To be strictly accurate, WWI was hardly a surrender on the part of the French. They fought like hell in WWI and lost an entire generation - which probably had something to do with how quickly they caved in 1940.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 19, 2016 11:48 AM (u0lmX)

257 GoK

You ever get to Mont St Michel? We took the kids to Paris one year but they were more impressed with the monastery. I was too, very beautiful and dates back to 8th Century AD.

Posted by: flmomof4 at April 19, 2016 11:48 AM (bEXWJ)

258 So, what's new?

Posted by: donna at April 19, 2016 11:49 AM (O2RFr)

259 began with the Prussian capture of Paris in 1871.

In Heidelberg they take rather a longer view of things.

Bill Clinton had a bunch of poets to lunch in the WH back in the day.
He recited Emerson's Concord Hymn, and said it was his favorite poem.
Rude bridges and round-the-world shots notwithstanding.
"Embattled farmers" = "Bitter clingers."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2016 11:49 AM (xq1UY)

260 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:44 AM (oC40p)
I'd love to see Horde paintings. Link for yours?

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 11:49 AM (nbrY/)

261 Agreed.
Mizzou didn't listen to their donors an it bit them big time.

I used to work with a guy who came from old, old Tulsa money. His trust fund was unavailable until he turned 45, so he had to work. Tulsa University was getting ready to build a mosque on campus to accommodate all the ME students who were there studying Petroleum Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, etc. My friend's Dad called the administration and told them that if they built the mosque, their family would no longer be donating money in the amounts that gets your name on a building. The mosque got built--because diversity, but, that family shut the money off cold. Actions have consequences.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 19, 2016 11:38 AM (kXoT0)



My father did development for colleges for over 30 years so, yeah, I know all about the call of if you do this, that several zero number check will not be sent. Sometimes it was worth the balancing for what other money would or wouldn't come in. Sometimes there was a sudden reversal of course.

But if multiple donors all say yeah we're out? That carries a ton of weight.

Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at April 19, 2016 11:50 AM (mf5HN)

262 (from the sidebar)....

But do you know... Caterpillar Style!

Posted by: Chinese Construction Worker at April 19, 2016 11:50 AM (qf6WZ)

263 The l'Orsay is a better museum to visit.



Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (iQIUe)



I agree.

Posted by: Donna and V

I agree. At the Lourve they could have angled the glass protecting the Mona Lisa so that there weren't all the reflections from the lights but they didn't. Lame. I remember walking through one area saying to my wife, "Madonna and child" over and over and over. It's like they cornered the market. Some were not that great at all. Also check the museum before deciding when to visit. Entire areas are closed at different times.

Posted by: Dang at April 19, 2016 11:50 AM (2oWD2)

264 226 Mona Lisa is getting small!

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I guess the silent pictures are getting small too

Posted by: Norma Desmond at April 19, 2016 11:51 AM (oGRue)

265 239 Are the any gun guys here. There is an estate sale and they have rifles. 1974 Winchester model 70 243 good cond. 600
Sturm ruger red label 20 gauge 900
Is this a good deal?

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 19, 2016 11:42 AM (egOGm)


On gunbroker they are starting at $700 and $855 respectively.

*the Winchester is in .25-06 Rem though

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2016 11:51 AM (/D5Lf)

266 Who remembers that famous day and year.
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Of course, every school child knows that poem... oh, wait.... that only used to be true.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:37 AM (9mTYi)


At the risk of a Muldoon appearance:

Who remembers that famous day and year,

we no longer teach that to be quite clear!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2016 11:51 AM (wYnyS)

267 You ever get to Mont St Michel? We took the kids to Paris one year but they were more impressed with the monastery. I was too, very beautiful and dates back to 8th Century AD.
Posted by: flmomof4 at April 19, 2016 11:48 AM (bEXWJ)

I did not get out of the city. I plan to return. Normandy and Mont St Michel are on my list.

If you do visit Les Invalides, check out the maps they have on the top floor of the museum (above the miniatures). There are these massive scale models of cities and forts all over Europe, a pre-internet google maps for military planning, that are absolutely huge, gorgeous, and hundreds of years old. They were a state secret until the 20th century.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 11:52 AM (xuouz)

268 That's what you get when you legislate matters that used to be left to common sense and common decency.
Posted by: iforgot
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THAT has been the great triumph by the Left. All questions are now political questions, and morph into legal questions.

We are to be judged not by what we are, or what we have achieved, or what we have contributed to the community and society..., no, we will be judged politically.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2016 11:52 AM (9mTYi)

269
95% of the art in Britain and 99% of the art in Scotland was destroyed/damaged/disappeared out of the country due to the Reformation.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:53 AM (iQIUe)

270 258
So, what's new?

Posted by: donna at April 19, 2016 11:49 AM (O2RFr)

see over lambda!

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2016 11:53 AM (dpnZC)

271 "...has anyone seen the Mona Lisa in person? "


Speaking of Mona Lisa...

As some of our 'ettes are approaching that certain age, look into the Mona Lisa treatment.

Posted by: jwest at April 19, 2016 11:53 AM (Zs4uk)

272 Listen my children, and you shall hear...

"The gurgling as I downed my beer."




WHO took my urine sample? I left it on the table by the door!
Crap! Now I'm gonna be late to the doctor's office.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 11:54 AM (Vgz5H)

273 Napoleon's tomb Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar


So glad we went to see that. He's in like, seven coffins or something. Like Russian nesting dolls.

Posted by: Dang at April 19, 2016 11:54 AM (2oWD2)

274 Speaking of Mona Lisa...

As some of our 'ettes are approaching that certain age, look into the Mona Lisa treatment.



Show yer bewbs??

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2016 11:54 AM (Vgz5H)

275 I thought the saudis were funding mosques on college campuses.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:54 AM (iQIUe)

276 As I read our daily comments, and reflect on history, I realize that the Horde is the product of National Lampoon, Cracked, and Mad Magazine.

- - - - - -

And we all went to college at Faber.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 19, 2016 11:56 AM (r65B3)

277 some of our 'ettes are approaching that certain age, look into the Mona Lisa treatment.

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I can't believe I googled that.
I was lulled by the artsy fartsy tone of the thread

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 11:57 AM (nbrY/)

278 AR owner buys first AK. Derp ensues.


http://tinyurl.com/jg5glmq


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2016 11:57 AM (/D5Lf)

279 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at April 19, 2016 11:57 AM (DrCtv)

280 You know Raphael was a badass since he went by one name.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 10:37 AM (oC40p)


It's not a bad painting for a turtle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 19, 2016 11:57 AM (UsLZp)

281 ...has anyone seen the Mona Lisa in person?

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only Vic would be old enough

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 19, 2016 11:57 AM (oGRue)

282 95% of the art in Britain and 99% of the art in Scotland was destroyed/damaged/disappeared out of the country due to the Reformation. Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:53 AM (iQIUe)Nearly 90% of all the silent movies ever made, from the Edison / Lumiere / Melies days down to The Jazz Singer have been lost.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 19, 2016 11:58 AM (X6fMO)

283
I can't believe I googled that.
I was lulled by the artsy fartsy tone of the thread

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 11:57 AM (nbrY/)


LOL. I thought you morons were all classy and shit.


*I googled to

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2016 11:58 AM (/D5Lf)

284 If you do visit Les Invalides

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Thanks for the info, my sons would enjoy that.

Posted by: flmomof4 at April 19, 2016 11:59 AM (bEXWJ)

285
Great article on what will happen next to the Falcon 9 booster rocket:

https://goo.gl/CcZOFs

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 12:02 PM (iQIUe)

286 267-Go to Bayeaux, if you are going to Normandy. The Tapestry is worth seeing, as is the rest of the William the Conqueror museum. Plus, the Normans are completely different from the Parisian French. They appreciate what America did in WWII, maintain the many cemeteries of American casualties with pride, and are fun, to boot.

When we were at Omaha Beach, (when I was in school, sadly, many years ago) I met a family who showed me a picture of my father. He had landed at the Beach on DDay, survived, and helped this family. Gave them his rations for their kids, protected them from the Germans, and they carried his picture around that entire time. Many tears were shed, both happy and sad.

Posted by: Moki at April 19, 2016 12:06 PM (ezHMO)

287 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2016 11:51 AM (/D5Lf)
The estate people called the 20 gauge a rifle, so there's that. They have more guns but I'm sure if it's a good price there will be some guy first in line. I'm not going there at 6 AM.
Thank you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 19, 2016 12:07 PM (egOGm)

288 LOL. I thought you morons were all classy and shit.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2016 11:58 AM (/D5Lf)

Now where on earth did you get that idea from? Only the Sunday Book Thread is all classy and shit. The rest of the time it's ball-dipping in pudding, Kaboom, boobs, and the proprietor writing about how he shat his pants.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 19, 2016 12:08 PM (u0lmX)

289 Groan. Rush just called Poppin' Fresh an "intellectual leader."

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 19, 2016 12:08 PM (TOssO)

290 Wow Moki, what a great experience.

And many thanks to your dad for his heroism.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 12:08 PM (nbrY/)

291
There is some organisation in France where French families adopt an American grave and make sure it is kept up and flowers are placed on it every D-Day.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 12:09 PM (iQIUe)

292 19 April marks the day of a 'shot heard round' the Navy. The day the gunmount on the Iowa blew up. I had a kid work for me later who was an OSSN on the ship that day and helped recovery detail. Made a hell of an impression on him.

Posted by: Eromero at April 19, 2016 12:12 PM (zLDYs)

293 290 Wow Moki, what a great experience.

And many thanks to your dad for his heroism.

Posted by: @votermom at April 19, 2016 12:08 PM (nbrY/)

Yes, that's a great story.

I liked the Normans I met too. Plus, the food! Butter, cream, Camembert, super fresh seafood - yum.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 19, 2016 12:13 PM (u0lmX)

294 @276 "Knowledge is Good"

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 19, 2016 12:15 PM (AroJD)

295 You can't really go wrong with Rafael, there are just some artists who were so gifted and so skilled that they didn't just create works of art, they created entirely new templates of greatness that people use as a reference for an entire art.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 19, 2016 12:34 PM (39g3+)

296 200 Speaking of scale of paintings, has anyone seen the Mona Lisa in person?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 19, 2016 11:23 AM (oC40p)

I was just at the Louvre two weeks ago.

It's not as small as everyone says it is. It's probably 4'x3'? But it was bigger than I'd expected after everything you hear.

The Louvre is enormous. Enormous. There's so much other art to see I didn't bother trying to elbow my way through the throngs of Chinese to get a closer look. Instead I took a picture of everyone looking at and went to see more sculpture. It's on its own freestanding wall in the middle of a gallery and you can stand right next to the edge of said wall and look right at the semicircle of people who came all that way and waited in line and paid for tickets now using their time in the museum to take pictures of a painting.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 19, 2016 11:29 AM (xuouz)

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Just think of the art and history that will be lost when the muzzies take over Europe.

Posted by: Soona at April 19, 2016 12:38 PM (Fmupd)

297
Who is our "Poppin' Fresh"?

I can't figure it out on my own. As an ironic epithet, it could apply to 95% of political, media, or cultural elites.

Posted by: iforgot at April 19, 2016 12:41 PM (pC96u)

298 285
Great article on what will happen next to the Falcon 9 booster rocket:

https://goo.gl/CcZOFs
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 12:02 PM (iQIUe)


The photo at top is from this morning and gives you an idea of the size of the thing. That appears to be a six-lane highway.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2016 12:51 PM (zoehZ)

299 Mona Lisa is smaller than people expect, but its fairly large. Its just that when you see most originals they are often very huge. Most of the Hudson River guys worked huge, for example, bigger than a door.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 19, 2016 01:00 PM (39g3+)

300 Just think of the art and history that will be lost when the muzzies take over Europe.

They managed to save most of it from the Nazis, perhaps they will do so from the Muslims as well. Although, back then, they had a sense of the innate worth of that art rather than vague guilt because it was done by white guys.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 19, 2016 01:05 PM (39g3+)

301 I can't make out the chalk marks on the floor...
Can someone tell me what they say?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 19, 2016 10:38 AM (lHb9q)

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CRITIAS
404 BCE

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 19, 2016 02:21 PM (Uy6ri)

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