Mid-Morning Open Thread

Paul Revere.jpg

Paul Revere
John Singleton Copley

This is a spectacular portrait, done by one of my favorite artists, and one that I have never seen. So...thanks very much to the Moron who suggested I take a look.

It, and many other Copleys, is in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It is apparently, and contrary to all expectations (Boston is filled with Red Sox fans) a fine museum, and one that I look forward to visiting once the Red Sox are bumped down to AAA Baseball and moved to Western Massachusetts.

The description of the portrait on the MFA's web page (click on the photo) is fascinating, and well worth a read.

Posted by: CBD at 09:45 AM




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1 That's a good one.

Posted by: HH at March 13, 2017 09:43 AM (DrCtv)

2 Looks like Jack Black

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 09:43 AM (8ikIW)

3 I shall rename this painting "Jack Black Contemplates Life and Teapot"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 09:43 AM (wPiJc)

4 Jack Black as Paul Revere?

Posted by: Axeman at March 13, 2017 09:43 AM (2mC6G)

5 How is it possible that an artsy farsty guy like you has never seen Copley's Revere?

My faith in the world is shaken once again.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 09:44 AM (/tuJf)

6 That looks like Jack Black!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at March 13, 2017 09:44 AM (4bKiB)

7 Revere looks like Sean Spicer!

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 13, 2017 09:44 AM (Om16U)

8 Who's pot is he holding?

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 09:44 AM (FZYNt)

9 Didn't we just do this one like a month ago?

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 09:45 AM (qUNWi)

10 One screwdriver on the desk pointing toward 3am, the other toward 4am.

A foreshadowing of Daily Savings Time?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 13, 2017 09:45 AM (hqZPQ)

11 I love this. It's crisp and clear, almost like a photograph.

I appreciate artists who can create those kind of paintings, because my stick figures just don't cut it at all.

Posted by: moki at March 13, 2017 09:45 AM (wuzmq)

12 My ancestor. My grandmother's name was Copley, of the New England Copleys.

Posted by: Tom Gray at March 13, 2017 09:45 AM (whLYG)

13 Who's pot is he holding?
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 09:44 AM (FZYNt)

The pot you don't have to piss in

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 09:45 AM (KlI/a)

14 Hah....y'all are right.


That does look like Jack Black.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 09:45 AM (qUNWi)

15 So check out a new YA book on my blog

link in nic

gotta go do some panic shopping before the snowpocalypse but I will be doing a freebie/sale post later too

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 13, 2017 09:45 AM (Om16U)

16 I was going to say the same thing, Bruce.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 13, 2017 09:46 AM (Smm/k)

17 Hmmm. I wonder how much I could sell this for if I put fur oil in it?

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 09:46 AM (8ikIW)

18 Does this teapot make my forehead look square?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 13, 2017 09:46 AM (ul9CR)

19 Thought bubble: "I wish I had used an oven mitt to pick up this teapot from the stove..."

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 09:46 AM (wPiJc)

20 This is a nice picture of Revere looking out of his cabin window, in the woods, that once more, this Dildo guy has cropped to leave out all the interesting parts.

Honestly, what is this place coming to?

back in the day, a dildo was just a dildo, and presented art as it was. A good dildo had a job, and did it honorably. But everything is political these days.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (CPk08)

21
The pot you don't have to piss in
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 09:45 AM (KlI/a)



That was my dad's favorite saying. That and "whaledigger's arse in the Klondike."

He would find any opportunity to throw those around. Especially around my friends, when I was a teenager.

Posted by: moki at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (wuzmq)

22 i wish this wasn't a realistic painting.......i wanted paul revere to be handsome......

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (0O7c5)

23 19
Thought bubble: "I wish I had used an oven mitt to pick up this teapot from the stove..."

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 09:46 AM (wPiJc)

I know, right?

Posted by: Johnny Tremaine at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (hqZPQ)

24 Is this where he plates the bottom with copper?

(oh, and never run a steel Revere-Ware frying pan through the self cleaning oven. Ever)

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (WQX/u)

25 All this Red Sox hate is gonna burn you up inside, CBD. (And yes, an extraordinary portrait.)

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (RD7QR)

26 That's a young Bob Hope. Late 1700's, I assume?

Posted by: t-bird at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (2z74n)

27 Paul Revere, wondering what devilry was used to make the plastic handle on that pot.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (4bKiB)

28 He's staring down the sniper.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (ELUpj)

29 Two women were kicked out of a homeless shelter to make room for a man because he said he is a transgender woman, according to a Canadian news report.

The women objected when they were told they would have to share a bedroom and live in the shelter with the man, and so both were asked to leave the shelter for good, said the TV reporter.

I was uncomfortable with my roommate being transgender, said one of the women, Tracey, in a TV reporter from Canadas Global News network. He wants to become a woman, I mean that is his choice but when a man comes into a womens shelter who still has a penis and genitals, he has more rights than we do, Tracey said.

Weasel Zippers

LOL...but this is now the World we live in

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 09:48 AM (KlI/a)

30 The sniper's not under the table. The sniper IS the table. Helluva disguise.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 13, 2017 09:48 AM (ul9CR)

31 Thought bubble: "I wonder if I should open up a medical pot shop."

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 09:48 AM (wPiJc)

32 How is it possible that an artsy farsty guy like you has never seen Copley's Revere?

My faith in the world is shaken once again.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 09:44 AM (/tuJf)
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It's because he's scared he'll get cooties if he ventures up into enemy territory.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 09:50 AM (sBOL1)

33 thought bubble: "like this little tea pot, i'm short and stout"

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 13, 2017 09:50 AM (0O7c5)

34
It's no Rothko.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 13, 2017 09:50 AM (/hasf)

35 31 Thought bubble: "I wonder if I should open up a medical pot shop."
Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 09:48 AM (wPiJc)

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"Really, though, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 13, 2017 09:50 AM (ELUpj)

36 Little known historical fact. Paul Revere not only was a renowned silversmith, he also invented the Whoopee™ cushion!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 09:50 AM (wPiJc)

37 >>Who's pot is he holding?


A lovely handcrafted silver teapot by Revere, I would think

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 09:51 AM (NOIQH)

38 pondering his upcoming appearance on Ed Sullivan with the Raiders

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 09:51 AM (FZYNt)

39 Look at the smooth hands that have never done anything but tap on a phone, the baby-butt face.

Millenial faker.

Posted by: Sam Adams at March 13, 2017 09:51 AM (TppKb)

40 Another famous painting that used to be used in a lot of history books. But I am sure it no longer is since he is not a woman or a black which all history must now be full of.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 09:52 AM (mpXpK)

41 I had a little horse named Paul Revere
Just me and my horsy and a quart of beer
Riding across the land kickin' up sand
Sheriff's posse on my tail 'cause I'm in demand
One lonely Beastie I be
All by myself without nobody
The sun is beating down on my baseball hat
The air is gettin' hot the beer is getting flat

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 13, 2017 09:52 AM (ul9CR)

42 he also invented the Whoopee cushion!
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Heh. Or else bagels were bigger back then.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 13, 2017 09:52 AM (4bKiB)

43 Jack Black thinks of the perfect fart joke whilst pondering a teapot.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 09:52 AM (qUNWi)

44 >>It's because he's scared he'll get cooties if he ventures up into enemy territory.

These provincial NYer's need to get out in the world and get some culture and stuff.

And yes, the MFA is a wonderful little museum.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 09:52 AM (/tuJf)

45 What the heck? It hasn't snowed here since December 10. This morning there's white crap everywhere. It usually takes me ten minutes to drive Boy 1 to school. This morning - 25 minutes. The parking lot was a real treat too. I'm supposed to take Boy 2 to swimming lessons. Fat chance of that happening.


It's supposed to keep snowing right into tomorrow. I just know I'm going to get stuck here at my daughters overnight. I hate that.

I sound grumpy.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 13, 2017 09:52 AM (DLIpz)

46 I like it. He doesn't look very colonial, does he?

I do love me those early American patriots. Such brave men. And their wives, God bless 'em.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 09:52 AM (sBOL1)

47 Nazi haircut. But I like the silver piece and the tools.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 13, 2017 09:52 AM (U6f54)

48 he also invented the Whoopee cushion!

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Heh. Or else bagels were bigger back then.

Hemorrhoid pillow

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 09:53 AM (8ikIW)

49 Looks like a swastika

Posted by: Sarah Silverman at March 13, 2017 09:53 AM (FZYNt)

50 Thought bubble- "Crap, I can't remember if it is 'one if by land, two if by sea' or 'two if by land..."

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 09:54 AM (wPiJc)

51 Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 09:50 AM (sBOL1)

Nah.....I just like indoor plumbing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 13, 2017 09:54 AM (rF0hx)

52 Thought bubble: "Heh, those British won't know if they're coming or going!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 09:56 AM (wPiJc)

53 Listen my Children and you shall hear,
The midnite dash of Paul Revere,
Out of the bed and across the floor,
A 50 yard dash to the out house door.

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 09:56 AM (8ikIW)

54 "What rhymes with Crispus Attucks?"

Posted by: Paul Revere at March 13, 2017 09:56 AM (hqZPQ)

55 Revere's skills as a silversmith were remarkable.

His place in history though, even more so. Quite a lot more to the man than one storied horseback ride.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 13, 2017 09:57 AM (v5iqM)

56 Someone should reproduce them using modern representatives and appropriate modern settings.

Maxine Waters holding the same pot to trade for $20 at a pawnshop counter, etc.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 09:57 AM (/f1mm)

57 The MFA also has a very nice Egyptian wing, if you're into that sort of thing.

I do love me those early American patriots. Such brave men. And their wives, God bless 'em.



Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 09:52 AM (sBOL1)


I recommend, for anyone who has not read it, Patriots: The Men Who Started The American Revolution by A.J. Langguth. It first came out in 1989, so it's somewhat out of date as far as modern scholarship is concerned, but it's a great read, especially concerning the Sons of Liberty and the Boston push towards independence. It's also a good read for your kids, to inoculate or wean them from the PC trash infesting our schools:

http://tinyurl.com/gmcfwlp

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 09:58 AM (X6fMO)

58 CBD, if you do go to Boston make sure you take a stroll along the Freedom Trail. You can visit Revere's house amongst other things. It's been restored and preserved in pretty much it's original state.

Be prepared to duck. The dude was a midget.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 09:58 AM (/tuJf)

59 I'd like to protest labeling this a "Mid Morning Thread."

The Ambien from last night still hasn't worn off.

Well, these 737s aren't going to land themselves...oh wait.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 13, 2017 09:58 AM (hqZPQ)

60 Be prepared to duck. The dude was a midget.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 09:58 AM (/tuJf)
"little person"

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 13, 2017 09:58 AM (0O7c5)

61 I just can't even imagine what that teapot would be worth today with proper provenance. One spoon is currently offered for over $18k.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 13, 2017 09:59 AM (MIKMs)

62 Ugh. Them = somber, thoughtful paintings of relevant people in our nations history. Sorry.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 09:59 AM (/f1mm)

63 Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (CPk0

At least I didn't crop out the sniper!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 13, 2017 10:00 AM (rF0hx)

64 "Really, though, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

In a mid 1950s Pogo strip, Walt Kelly had one of the characters butcher that by retelling it as "how much ground round could a hound dog hog if a hound dog was round ground?"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 10:00 AM (X6fMO)

65 Seinfeld loved his Puffy Shirt......not

Posted by: Colin at March 13, 2017 10:00 AM (PLCSu)

66 I see Jack Black or a young Bob Hope.

Posted by: WisRich at March 13, 2017 10:00 AM (hdpay)

67 I have an old Revere Ware coffee percolator, must be 100 years old.

Posted by: Fritz at March 13, 2017 10:00 AM (2Mnv1)

68 I've always liked this painting. It was in one of my textbooks in elementary school.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 10:00 AM (vg8iE)

69 "Funny. The demand for teapots has fallen since we had that little event in Boston Harbor."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 13, 2017 10:01 AM (WDdjT)

70 What the fuck is up with his fingers?? Gahhh!!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 13, 2017 10:02 AM (gE0Dt)

71 Now, for a limited time only on the Paul Revere home shopping network, all you need to do is pay and additional shipping and handling and I will send you 2 of my teapots...

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 10:02 AM (FZYNt)

72 Clearly he's contemplating how to get Jefferson to include tranny bathrooms in the constitution.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 13, 2017 10:02 AM (kTF2Z)

73 http://tinyurl.com/gmcfwlp
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 09:58 AM (X6fMO)

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Thanks for that, MP4!

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Be prepared to duck. The dude was a midget.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 09:58 AM (/tuJf)

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Very true. I think my young kids even had to duck.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 10:03 AM (sBOL1)

74 There was a man, Crispus Attucks
Who threw rocks at Loyalist cucks
He swore while he threw 'em
The Loyalists slew him
Said Crispus, "I'm all out of fucks."

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 13, 2017 10:03 AM (ul9CR)

75 I'm related to Paul Revere. The long lost Lippshittz family tree.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2017 10:03 AM (4GiYu)

76 >>70
What the fuck is up with his fingers?? Gahhh!!! Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 13, 2017 10:02 AM (gE0Dt)

It's not actually Paul Revere. It's Johnny Tremain.

Posted by: General Zod at March 13, 2017 10:04 AM (Bdeb0)

77 Just out of the picture: his bosomy callipygic 19-year-old wife who's feeling frisky.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 13, 2017 10:04 AM (BWL+E)

78 >>>"What rhymes with Crispus Attucks?"

Delicious Buttocks!!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 13, 2017 10:04 AM (gE0Dt)

79 77 Just out of the picture: his bosomy callipygic 19-year-old wife who's feeling frisky.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner

whose breast he modelled his teapot after

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 10:05 AM (FZYNt)

80 back in the day, a dildo was just a dildo, and presented art as it was. A good dildo had a job, and did it honorably. But everything is political these days.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (CPk0

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Ha! This cracked me up.

I was going to add something, but I am refraining. It's a struggle, but I can do it.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 10:05 AM (sBOL1)

81 So ...ok...I googled callipygic.


Very good word.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 10:05 AM (qUNWi)

82 Senator John McCain, a frequent Trump critic, issued his demand in an interview with CNN."The
president has one of two choices, either retract, or to provide the
information that the American people deserve," McCain said. The doddering, senile old idiot then smeared his morning oatmeal all over his face , dropped his pants and danced the Macarena then picked a booger and ate it.
I may have added a few words.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 13, 2017 10:06 AM (/hasf)

83 77 Just out of the picture: his bosomy callipygic 19-year-old wife

Cracking good use of that term.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 13, 2017 10:06 AM (ul9CR)

84 I may have added a few words.
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER !

I find it hard to believe he knows the Macarena

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 10:06 AM (FZYNt)

85 is that a comb-over?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 10:07 AM (PNcou)

86 Jack Black thinking he could make a bong out of this teapot.

Posted by: davidt at March 13, 2017 10:07 AM (XoldI)

87 McCain gak, and to think I had to vote for this shmuck a short time ago.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2017 10:08 AM (R7cwD)

88 Seinfeld wore the poofy shirt better

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 10:08 AM (PNcou)

89 I hope he didn't clean his musket wearing that purty white shirt.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 13, 2017 10:08 AM (ul9CR)

90
Be prepared to duck. The dude was a midget.
Posted by: JackStraw


Come out to Valley Forge Park and lay back in one of the bunks that the Revolutionary War soldiers slept on. Half your legs will hang off the end.

These 'larger than life' characters from those days really weren't all that large, with a few exceptions.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 13, 2017 10:09 AM (ZFUt7)

91 I love the teapot,although his hands and head seem over exagerated

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2017 10:09 AM (R7cwD)

92 Anyone think to look IN the teapot for the sniper?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 13, 2017 10:09 AM (ihUt+)

93
2 Looks like Jack Black

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 09:43 AM (8ikIW)








With a comb-over.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 13, 2017 10:10 AM (XWkhW)

94 Paul Revere is contemplating putting on some colonial gear and starting a band.


Kicks just keep gettin' harder to find
(Oh, you don't need kicks, girl)
And all your kicks ain't bringin' you peace of mind
(You just need help, girl)
Before you find out it's too late, girl
You better get straight

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 10:10 AM (493sH)

95 By the way, those aren't screwdrivers. They're gravers, for engraving.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 13, 2017 10:11 AM (XWkhW)

96 >>Come out to Valley Forge Park and lay back in one of the bunks that the Revolutionary War soldiers slept on. Half your legs will hang off the end.

This is the problem with Fenway Park which was built before the Revolution. The original seats are still there and they are built for midgets.

True story.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 10:11 AM (/tuJf)

97 Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
To live

They got little hands
Little eyes
They walk around
Tellin' great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2017 10:11 AM (R7cwD)

98 McCain is enjoying his renewed relevance(relevant because he is once again a reliable critic of his own paty's president as he was with GW Bush)

Posted by: steevy at March 13, 2017 10:11 AM (r/0kC)

99 @74....well done. I

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 13, 2017 10:11 AM (hqZPQ)

100 These 'larger than life' characters from those days really weren't all that large, with a few exceptions.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum

Washington was a tall man at 6'2"

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 10:11 AM (FZYNt)

101
Dammit Buzzsaw. I swear, I saw the comb-over first.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 13, 2017 10:12 AM (XWkhW)

102 All that time, I thought she was calling me a Cali Pigeon.
Now I wish I hadn't left.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 13, 2017 10:12 AM (H5rtT)

103 I did as CBD suggested and read the description from the museum. His family didn't like the portrait and relegated it to the attic after he died.

Wow.

And his daughter disliked it so much she had her nephew paint a copy only of the face and then dressed in a military uniform.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 10:12 AM (sBOL1)

104 The doddering, senile old idiot then smeared his morning oatmeal all over his face , dropped his pants and danced the Macarena then picked a booger and ate it.

I was picturing this:

http://tinyurl.com/gljhq57

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 10:12 AM (X6fMO)

105 bed were shorter back then because people slept sitting up

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 13, 2017 10:12 AM (0O7c5)

106 s

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 13, 2017 10:13 AM (0O7c5)

107 Holy cow! Is it just me or does that look like Bob Hope?

Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:14 AM (cuC7S)

108 Holy cow! Is it just me or does that look like Bob Hope?
Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:14 AM (cuC7S)
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I think so far Jack Black is winning over Bob Hope, but it's not just you.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 10:14 AM (sBOL1)

109
Washington was a tall man at 6'2"

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 10:11 AM (FZYNt)






Nah. He was 6 foot twenty, just killing for fun.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 13, 2017 10:15 AM (XWkhW)

110 Oops! I should have read the comments first. Sorry.

Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:15 AM (cuC7S)

111 Thought bubble

I'm all out of teapots. Should I put a moose out front to tell people?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 13, 2017 10:16 AM (kTF2Z)

112 Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:15 AM (cuC7S)

It's the Horde, you fit right in.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 13, 2017 10:16 AM (sEDyY)

113 bed were shorter back then because people slept sitting up

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training

So you're saying bedsitter people would look back and lament another days useless energy spent?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 13, 2017 10:16 AM (ZFUt7)

114 110 Oops! I should have read the comments first. Sorry.
Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:15 AM (cuC7S)

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What kind of place do you think this is?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 13, 2017 10:17 AM (ELUpj)

115 Washington was a tall man at 6'2"

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George in Paul Revere's house would be like Gandalf in Bilbo's hole.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 10:17 AM (PNcou)

116 Oops! I should have read the comments first. Sorry.
Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:15 AM (cuC7S)
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No no no, that's not how it works! That would be a breach of protocol.



Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 10:17 AM (sBOL1)

117 Holy cow! Is it just me or does that look like Bob Hope?

Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:14 AM (cuC7S)




And he's going to team up with Bing Crosby. On The Road to Lexington and Concord

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 10:18 AM (493sH)

118 So you're saying bedsitter people would look back and lament another days useless energy spent?

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better than our laments

Posted by: Bedwetter people at March 13, 2017 10:18 AM (PNcou)

119 George in Paul Revere's house would be like Gandalf in Bilbo's hole.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90


Kinky

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 10:18 AM (8ikIW)

120 Dang. This is beginning to look a lot like 1993.

Two plus feet...and as long as I don't lose power or internet, I'm ok with it.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 13, 2017 10:19 AM (bQLQX)

121 Oops! I should have read the comments first. Sorry.
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ya read the comments, you get to be 2nd with a comb-over comment.

Posted by: Bedwetter people at March 13, 2017 10:19 AM (PNcou)

122 LOL...but this is now the World we are being forced to live in
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 09:48 AM (KlI/a)

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at March 13, 2017 10:19 AM (uMMJs)

123 In the original he's holding a skull. It was called "Revere does Hamlet".

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2017 10:20 AM (x9c8r)

124 119 George in Paul Revere's house would be like Gandalf in Bilbo's hole.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90


Kinky

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It's a secret, but not so safe

Posted by: Bedwetter people at March 13, 2017 10:20 AM (PNcou)

125 This is picture was painted right before he went off on a rant about Dennis Hopper.

Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2017 10:20 AM (z/Ubi)

126 So ...ok...I googled callipygic.


Very good word.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 10:05 AM


A most cromulent word.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 13, 2017 10:21 AM (p+Wdc)

127 http://bit.ly/2mjjAHp
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President Trump is set to meet with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman today.

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 13, 2017 10:21 AM (y3aQB)

128 He looks like Tom Bosley, waiting for Farrah Fawcett to get back from her latest mission.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2017 10:21 AM (V2Yro)

129 128 He looks like Tom Bosley, waiting for Farrah Fawcett to get back from her latest mission.

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below the desk?

Posted by: Bedwetter people at March 13, 2017 10:22 AM (PNcou)

130 WTF is a deputy crown prince?

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 10:22 AM (qUNWi)

131 128 He looks like Tom Bosley, waiting for Farrah Fawcett to get back from her latest mission.
Posted by: Tom Servo

I wouldn't be fondling a teapot if I had known FF

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 10:22 AM (FZYNt)

132
Famous FDR Quotes - a limerick


So Paul put the teapot back on the shelf
Rode off to warn the colonists, nobody else
He saved the Minutemen's cause
So we owe him a round of applause
We have nothing to revere but Revere himself.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 10:22 AM (lHb9q)

133 WTF is a deputy crown prince?
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I DUNNO!

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 13, 2017 10:23 AM (y3aQB)

134 WTF is a deputy crown prince?

Posted by: eleven

Same as a crown prince, but you get a badge.

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 10:23 AM (8ikIW)

135 Deputy Crown Prince

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just looked up the term...it's like the vice Vice Presisent. 3rd in line to the petroleum throne.

Posted by: Bedwetter people at March 13, 2017 10:24 AM (PNcou)

136 off moist sheets sock

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 10:25 AM (PNcou)

137 Regarding McCain, Trump should offer up him a cabinet position to feed his ego, get him confirmed through congress and out of the Senate, then fire his ass on day one.

Posted by: mpthompson at March 13, 2017 10:25 AM (I/SRC)

138 I hope DJT tells the deputy crown prince to frack off.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (kTF2Z)

139 >>Rode off to warn the colonists, nobody else

What the hell? Dude gets a poem because his damn name rhymes with hear and I get forgotten?

Posted by: Willam Dawes at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (/tuJf)

140 That looks like Jack Black!


More like Lou Costello.



"H-e-e-ey, Abbot! The British are coming! Woooooo!"

Posted by: naturalfake at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (vZ9Fw)

141
Get It Right The First Time- a limerick


He worked by the light of a candle
To craft a pot's lid for John Randle
But much to his shame
He misspelled the name
He never lived down the Teapot Dome scandal

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (lHb9q)

142 I did not shoot the deputy crown prince.

Posted by: Eric at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (XoldI)

143
What the hell? Dude gets a poem because his damn name rhymes with hear and I get forgotten?
Posted by: Willam Dawes at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (/tuJf)

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never heard of him

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (PNcou)

144 I read that as "Deputy Clown Prince" maybe one of Joker's henchmen.

Posted by: Max Power at March 13, 2017 10:27 AM (QCc6B)

145 But Eric, did you shoot the sheriff?

Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:27 AM (cuC7S)

146 137 Regarding McCain, Trump should offer up him a cabinet position to feed his ego, get him confirmed through congress and out of the Senate, then fire his ass on day one.
Posted by: mpthompson at March 13, 2017 10:25 AM (I/SRC)

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Aviation Safety.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 10:28 AM (RD7QR)

147 >>I did not shoot the deputy crown prince.

No, you didn't. Bob Marley did.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 10:28 AM (/tuJf)

148 145
But Eric, did you shoot the sheriff?

Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:27 AM (cuC7S)

I swear it was in self-defense.

Posted by: Eric at March 13, 2017 10:29 AM (XoldI)

149 He looks like Tom Bosley, waiting for Farrah Fawcett to get back from her latest mission.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2017 10:21 AM (V2Yro)



Mr. C, sent Farrah Fawcett out on missions?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 10:30 AM (493sH)

150 This is what happens when you mix Cocaine with Weed

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 10:30 AM (PNcou)

151 150 This is what happens when you mix Cocaine with Weed
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 10:30 AM (PNcou)

You contemplate teapots and then ride your horse all night?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

152 Honestly one of my favorite portraits.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 13, 2017 10:31 AM (xJa6I)

153 WTF is a deputy crown prince?

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 10:22 AM (qUNWi)



He gets to carry one bullet in his shirt pocket

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 10:31 AM (493sH)

154 I swear it was in self-defense.
Posted by: Eric

Hey Joe, seen your woman lately?

Posted by: Jimi at March 13, 2017 10:32 AM (FZYNt)

155 You contemplate teapots and then ride your horse all night?

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And munchies won't be invented for another century

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 10:32 AM (PNcou)

156 The significance of the portrait is that it embodies the American protestant work ethnic. For the subject to be portrayed holding the wares of his profession emphasized how that profession defined his identity. Also some trivia about the painting: It is the source material for the Sam Adams beer label. Paul Revere was a much more picturesque man than the short, stocky, unhandsome Sam Adams.

Posted by: Brisco_County at March 13, 2017 10:32 AM (qdYXY)

157 What the hell? Dude gets a poem because his damn name rhymes with hear and I get forgotten?

Posted by: Willam Dawes


****

Lest We Remember- a limerick

Before we start placing the blame
For why Revere gets too much of the fame
On that glorious day
Two men each had their say
Paul Revere and old Will What's-His-Name




Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 10:32 AM (lHb9q)

158 Kill it before it grows!

Posted by: Sharif ibn Saud at March 13, 2017 10:32 AM (qUNWi)

159 Muldoon, you are a national treasure. Really.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 10:33 AM (sBOL1)

160 He's thinking of making a teapot clock.

Posted by: Achmed at March 13, 2017 10:33 AM (XoldI)

161 What the hell? Dude gets a poem because his damn name rhymes with hear and I get forgotten?

Posted by: Willam Dawes at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (/tuJf)


150 years later, Vice President Charles Dawes was late to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate. He was mocked in a poem:

Come gather round, children and hold your applause
For the afternoon ride of Charlie Dawes.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 13, 2017 10:33 AM (BWL+E)

162 must be a werewolf. his hair is perfect.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 13, 2017 10:33 AM (KP5rU)

163 Hey Joe, seen your woman lately?
Posted by: Jimi at March 13, 2017 10:32 AM (FZYNt)

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should've called me to be your backdoor man

Posted by: Bon Scott at March 13, 2017 10:34 AM (PNcou)

164 Joe can't talk now. He's way down south in Mexico...

Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:34 AM (cuC7S)

165 Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Aviation Safety.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist

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*snort*


Seriously, I think that the UN would be perfect for him. He can sit around and talk about blowing up his enemies with his fellow international short-bus riders.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 13, 2017 10:34 AM (/hasf)

166 Was Revere from Nantucket? I got an idea for Muldoon.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 13, 2017 10:35 AM (kTF2Z)

167 Rode off to warn the colonists, nobody else

What the hell? Dude gets a poem because his damn name rhymes with hear and I get forgotten?

Posted by: Willam Dawes at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (/tuJf)



Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.


Listen, my bro-himes, this will give you pause
The Midnight Ride of William Dawes
He got drunk on hard cider and tankards of rum
Crawled into a barrel and slept like a bum
His friends pushed the barrel down a steep hill
Where spun and it broke giving William a spill
"The British, the bastards!!! They stolen my horse!
"They'll come for your women and houses, of course!
Cried William who then fainted and farted.
But, it was too late, The Revolution had started.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 13, 2017 10:35 AM (vZ9Fw)

168 166 Was Revere from Nantucket? I got an idea for Muldoon.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

Si Senor

Posted by: Mexican Dude with the big wang at March 13, 2017 10:35 AM (FZYNt)

169 Oops! I should have read the comments first. Sorry.

Posted by: UDM


******


Threadwinner!!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 10:35 AM (lHb9q)

170 Regarding McCain, Trump should offer up him a
cabinet position to feed his ego, get him confirmed through congress and
out of the Senate, then fire his ass on day one.

Posted by: mpthompson at March 13, 2017 10:25 AM (I/SRC)
Or just make him the Ambassador to Vietnam and ship him over there for the duration (with all his staff being handpicked to neutralize any damage he attempts to do).

Posted by: redbanzai at March 13, 2017 10:36 AM (geAkB)

171
Also some trivia about the painting: It is the source material for the Sam Adams beer label.

Make mine a Samuel Jackson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNBK1QCgTCE

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 13, 2017 10:36 AM (ZFUt7)

172 What the hell? Dude gets a poem because his damn name rhymes with hear and I get forgotten?

Posted by: Willam Dawes at March 13, 2017 10:26 AM (/tuJf)


Warren Harding once made a speech, and during part of it, referred to Dawes' ride and how historians were saying that Revere really didn't do much of anything. To which W. Gamaliel quoth "I love Paul Revere, whether he rode or not."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 10:37 AM (X6fMO)

173 @161 I don't think this is trivial at all:
Charles Dawes wrote this. No VP can touch that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtizr2G_7Bk

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 13, 2017 10:37 AM (H5rtT)

174 Joe can't talk now. He's way down south in Mexico...

Living on refried dreams.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 10:37 AM (X6fMO)

175 Posted by: naturalfake at March 13, 2017 10:35 AM (vZ9Fw)
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Spectacular! You could also call it The Ballad of the First Moron. It's even got a barrel in it.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 10:37 AM (sBOL1)

176 "I love Paul Revere, whether he rode or not."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

pretty sure Mrs Revere had a ride or 2

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 10:38 AM (FZYNt)

177 Andy Richter??? Whatever.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 13, 2017 10:38 AM (vRcUp)

178 If you do ever make it to Boston, CBD, you MUST visit the Tea Party Museum. Granted, it's been a few years, but it was fantastically done. Also, for anyone who has kids, they get to "throw tea" into the harbor! Also, I have Revere ancestors, but we haven't been able to prove a direct link to Paul (yet!).

Posted by: roman10s at March 13, 2017 10:38 AM (rmiqk)

179 Looks like CNN has hired tenured mediocrity Chris Cillizza away from WashPost, thereby deepening its bench of stupidity by one.

Posted by: General Zod at March 13, 2017 10:38 AM (Bdeb0)

180 Posted by: naturalfake at March 13, 2017 10:35 AM (vZ9Fw)


****

Nice!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 10:38 AM (lHb9q)

181 Listen, my bro-himes, this will give you pause
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*applauds*

Excellent work!

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 13, 2017 10:38 AM (4bKiB)

182 Past 100, so OT: President Trump's schedule for today

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S SCHEDULE

10:30AM: President Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing
11:00AM: President Trump leads a listening session on healthcare
12:30PM: President Trump has lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao
3:00PM: President Trump meets with his Cabinet
4:30PM: President Trump signs an Executive Order entitled "Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch"
6:30PM: President Trump has dinner with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 10:39 AM (RD7QR)

183 My favorite Copley!

Posted by: sinalco at March 13, 2017 10:40 AM (bF/TV)

184 Heh, apparently Trump has un-followed Joe and Mika on twitter.

Posted by: davidt at March 13, 2017 10:40 AM (XoldI)

185 184
Heh, apparently Trump has un-followed Joe and Mika on twitter.


Posted by: davidt at March 13, 2017 10:40 AM (XoldI)
he should block them

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 13, 2017 10:41 AM (0O7c5)

186 Hmmm, seems Charles Dawes was a great-great-grandson of William Dawes.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 13, 2017 10:41 AM (BWL+E)

187 The month of March is nothing but a big tease.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2017 10:42 AM (4GiYu)

188 My favorite Copley!

Posted by: sinalco at March 13, 2017 10:40 AM (bF/TV)




My favorite Copley was Teri Copley.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 10:42 AM (493sH)

189 "My legacy, silverwork or comb-over.

One of these should work out."

Posted by: Mathers at March 13, 2017 10:42 AM (3myMJ)

190 >>Heh, apparently Trump has un-followed Joe and Mika on twitter

Wait until he unfriends them on Facebook. Then shit will get real.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 10:42 AM (/tuJf)

191 Heh, apparently Trump has un-followed Joe and Mika on twitter.


So let it be written. So let it be done.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 10:43 AM (qUNWi)

192 @187 But April's the cruel one.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 13, 2017 10:43 AM (H5rtT)

193 But April's the cruel one.

****


You may be right.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 10:44 AM (lHb9q)

194 Happy to read that I'm not the only one who sees Jack Black in that portrait.

"You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow" - Jack Black,

Posted by: um..... at March 13, 2017 10:45 AM (PBhCj)

195 >>Regarding McCain, Trump should offer up him a cabinet position to feed
his ego, get him confirmed through congress and out of the Senate, then
fire his ass on day one.


Think he needs to go on a climate change fact-finding mission, verifying that the population of polar bears hasn't declined on the South Pole (*wink*) and that the population of penguins hasn't been affected on the North Pole (*wink*). Then when he gets back he should be charged with studying the impacts of climate change on the elusive jackalope of Colorado, and then the rare and endangered snipe of the wilds of West Virginia....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 10:45 AM (NOIQH)

196 Come out to Valley Forge Park and lay back in one of the bunks that the Revolutionary War soldiers slept on. Half your legs will hang off the end.

This is the problem with Fenway Park which was built before the Revolution. The original seats are still there and they are built for midgets.

True story.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2017 10:11 AM (/tuJf)

The Mount Vernon beds are short, too. The guide said people didn't lie flat. It was the custom to sleep half-sitting up, on an angle. Dunno if this is true, I take what the guides say with a grain of salt. Beds were very expensive back then, so maybe that influenced the size. Certainly George could've afforded a long bed, but he had a short one.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 13, 2017 10:45 AM (dargh)

197 Remember when John McCain was this old racist dude who was out of touch with what is going on with politics in the world and couldn't even tweet?

Now he's older.

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2017 10:46 AM (tewYv)

198 192 @187 But April's the cruel one.
Posted by: Stringer Davis

April is the redheaded wench that's been sucking your dick on the side then one day starts texting your wife spilling the beans

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 10:46 AM (FZYNt)

199 187 The month of March is nothing but a big tease.
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Yeah, the magnolias that bloomed here last week are not happy with the ice and snow.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 13, 2017 10:47 AM (4bKiB)

200 CBD, Thanks for this. Copley astounds me with his ability to capture textures and the sheen of reflective surfaces whether metal, polished wood, or cloth. The last time you used a Copley I mentioned how well his flesh tones are done: they both compliment the subject and are realistic and natural. I also like the poses he uses for his portraits which are not frozen and suggest movement to come. (Look at his own family's portrait on Wiki. The small children are not posed so much as caught in movement.) I know the commentary mentions this painting is an idealized image of an artisan, basically too clean, but the relaxed, practical clothing and accurate detail of the tools make it very effective. I could use this image as an example of how to portray the folds and sheen of clothing and reflective items.

People are probably more familiar with Copley's portraits but take a look at some of his historic scenes such as "The Death of the Earl of Chatham". The detail, distinct colors and variety of figures in different positions matches any of the 'crowd' scenes from the Renaissance or even "Night Watch". Extraordinary and effective.

Posted by: JTB at March 13, 2017 10:48 AM (V+03K)

201 The realism and detail is truly impressive, from the draping and creases of his shirt to the shine on the teapot to the polished surface of the table.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 13, 2017 10:48 AM (0mRoj)

202 April is the redheaded wench that's been sucking your dick on the side then one day starts texting your wife spilling the beans

Seems as if you'd get more pleasure from a frontal suck, but what do I know?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 10:48 AM (X6fMO)

203
I Have No Idea What This Means- a limerick


A silversmith named Robert Cratchitt
Had a talent. Nobody could match it.
He loved to engrave
'Twas his all-time fave
He said "If it etches, I scratch it!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 10:48 AM (lHb9q)

204 188 My favorite Copley!

Posted by: sinalco at March 13, 2017 10:40 AM (bF/TV)




My favorite Copley was Teri Copley.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 10:42 AM (493sH)

Sharlto Copley's a pretty good actor.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 13, 2017 10:49 AM (0mRoj)

205 Why is Paul Ryan acting like Obama? Dude, let Obamacare collapse already.

Posted by: Fritz at March 13, 2017 10:49 AM (2Mnv1)

206 Ohayo minna, genki desu ka?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 10:50 AM (QB0rT)

207 Why is Paul Ryan acting like Obama? Dude, let Obamacare collapse already.


Posted by: Fritz at March 13, 2017 10:49 AM (2Mnv1)

Cause he's a feckless asshole barely to the right of the Dems?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 13, 2017 10:51 AM (geAkB)

208 Yeah, the magnolias that bloomed here last week are not happy with the ice and snow.
Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 13, 2017 10:47 AM (4bKiB)
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And here in the DC area, it looks like there could be real damage to the beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms. Our unusually warm weather brought out premature peduncles, which is not good when you then have a cold snap.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 10:51 AM (sBOL1)

209 Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 10:48 AM (lHb9q)



Muldoon--you are on it this morning!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 13, 2017 10:51 AM (TdMsT)

210 The Mount Vernon beds are short, too. The guide said people didn't lie flat. It was the custom to sleep half-sitting up, on an angle. Dunno if this is true, I take what the guides say with a grain of salt. Beds were very expensive back then, so maybe that influenced the size. Certainly George could've afforded a long bed, but he had a short one.
Posted by: JuJuBee at March 13, 2017 10:45 AM (dargh)


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Visit a castle in Europe. The doorways are made for midgets. And the armor they usually display wouldn't fit a 12 year old nowadays.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2017 10:51 AM (4GiYu)

211 My favorite Copley was Teri Copley.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 10:42 AM (493sH)
^^^^^^^ This

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 13, 2017 10:52 AM (y3aQB)

212 Still have no power. Since Wednesday afternoon last week.

Posted by: Jen at March 13, 2017 10:52 AM (XaQiP)

213 24 Is this where he plates the bottom with copper?

(oh, and never run a steel Revere-Ware frying pan through the self cleaning oven. Ever)
Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2017 09:47 AM (WQX/u)

Now that's some funny sheet right there.

Posted by: West at March 13, 2017 10:53 AM (1Rgee)

214 Visit a castle in Europe. The doorways are made for midgets. And the armor they usually display wouldn't fit a 12 year old nowadays.

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scuse me?

Posted by: Robert Reich at March 13, 2017 10:53 AM (PNcou)

215 http://bit.ly/2mjpIiU
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Teri Copley

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 13, 2017 10:54 AM (y3aQB)

216 Still have no power. Since Wednesday afternoon last week.
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YIKES!!!

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 13, 2017 10:55 AM (y3aQB)

217 >>>April is the redheaded wench that's been sucking your dick on the side then one day starts texting your wife spilling the beans

I bet that guy who's into the "brutal honesty" thing never has problems like that.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (gE0Dt)

218 A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine men for masturbating and require them to undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an effort to highlight anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women.

Weasel Zippers

And she can breath and think at the same time?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (KlI/a)

219 >>Visit a castle in Europe. The doorways are made for midgets. And the
armor they usually display wouldn't fit a 12 year old nowadays.


"Because you Americans consume too damn much protein! That's why you need to drastically reduce your protein intake by eating our paltry public school lunches and eventually adopt a vegan diet, serfs!!" - The Left

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (NOIQH)

220 212 Still have no power. Since Wednesday afternoon last week.

Posted by: Jen

Donner party of 5?

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (FZYNt)

221 Jen -- that sucks.

Ice storm?

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (qUNWi)

222 >>>Still have no power. Since Wednesday afternoon last week.
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I lost mine back in early November.

Posted by: Hillary! at March 13, 2017 10:57 AM (XoldI)

223 http://washex.am/2mj9rdQ
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Judges fight move to break up 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 13, 2017 10:58 AM (y3aQB)

224 Jen, was nine days sans power at home after Katrina. Hope it's not that bad for you.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 10:58 AM (QB0rT)

225 Different Civil War battlefields have museums where they display uniforms of battle participants and sometimes ladies' dresses. It's quite interesting to note that General Sherman's coat would barely fit my 12 year old son and the waists on the ladies' dresses are tiny!

Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 10:58 AM (cuC7S)

226 Jen?


We've lost Jen.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 10:59 AM (qUNWi)

227 Ohayo minna, genki desu ka?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 10:50 AM (QB0rT)


Eh... genki desu, relatively speaking, thanks for asking.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 11:00 AM (8nWyX)

228 Why is Paul Ryan acting like Obama? Dude, let Obamacare collapse already.

Because he doesn't want Obamacare to collapse. None of the GOP assholes do, and never have. All they want is their turn at the wheel.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 11:00 AM (X6fMO)

229 Still have no power. Since Wednesday afternoon last week.

Posted by: Jen

*****


Shouldn't that go on the GAINZZZZ thread?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:00 AM (lHb9q)

230 218 A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine men for masturbating and require them to undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an effort to highlight anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women.

Weasel Zippers

And she can breath and think at the same time?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (KlI/a)


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And after she introduced it, did she stand before the chamber and sing Monty Python's "Don't Waste the Seed"?

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2017 11:01 AM (4GiYu)

231 >>>legislation that would fine men for masturbating

are we on the honor system?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 13, 2017 11:01 AM (gE0Dt)

232 Well, i guess it's time to go shovel the drivewaywait for the kids to get home from school to shovel the driveway.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 13, 2017 11:01 AM (kTF2Z)

233 A Texas state representative
Because masturbating is exactly the same as having sex with other people. Totes. Also, medically curing a sexual dysfunction is exactly the same as, frankly, medically inducing one.

Freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, etc. etc.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:01 AM (eXSOZ)

234 231 >>>legislation that would fine men for masturbating

are we on the honor system?
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 13, 2017 11:01 AM (gE0Dt)

Yeah, that would be pretty inconvenient for the morons.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 11:01 AM (RD7QR)

235 jen

i read that as "i still have no powers"

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 13, 2017 11:02 AM (0O7c5)

236 Suits of armor look normal sized to me when i see them at the Philly Art Museum. I'm 5'6", so YMMV.

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:02 AM (7HtZB)

237 He has like six fingers on the hand holding the pot. Alien am I right?

Posted by: I'm no arteest at March 13, 2017 11:02 AM (1G2ms)

238 I am the Master of my domain.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 11:02 AM (qUNWi)

239 No 8 fingers.

Posted by: I'm no arteest at March 13, 2017 11:02 AM (1G2ms)

240 I sense a complete-the-phrase contest.


legislation that would fine men for masturbating...



...during breakfast.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:03 AM (lHb9q)

241 A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine men for masturbating
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (KlI/a)


Women too? I've heard whispers that they have been known to take matters into their own hands, but of course that's pure conjecture.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 11:03 AM (8nWyX)

242 "Was Revere from Nantucket? I got an idea for Muldoon."


That one's mine!

Posted by: Ron Jeremy from Nantucket at March 13, 2017 11:04 AM (SIY7D)

243 hai hai hogmartin-san, Monday.

This might cheer you up a bit - someone talking about Miyazaki's love of flying. But they curiously omitted a few features. Can you name them?
https://youtu.be/PATDDTn_vHY

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:04 AM (QB0rT)

244 183 My favorite Copley!

Posted by: sinalco at March 13, 2017 10:40 AM (bF/TV)

Wait, I was told... Dammit, I knew this was too good to be true.

(Storms out angrily)

Posted by: Guy Dressed Like Some Japanese Cartoon Character at March 13, 2017 11:04 AM (/f1mm)

245 A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine men for masturbating

She's going after the SEC.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 13, 2017 11:04 AM (zc3Db)

246 legislation that would fine men for masturbating...


...with more than two hands.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:04 AM (lHb9q)

247 A Texas state representative has introduced
legislation that would fine men for masturbating and require them to
undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an
effort to highlight anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women.




Weasel Zippers



And she can breath and think at the same time?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (KlI/a)





------------------





And after she introduced it, did she stand before the chamber and sing Monty Python's "Don't Waste the Seed"?

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2017 11:01 AM (4GiYu)

Every sperm is sacred,
Every sperm is great.
When a sperm is wasted,
God gets quite irate.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 13, 2017 11:05 AM (geAkB)

248 And after she introduced it, did she stand before the chamber and sing Monty Python's "Don't Waste the Seed"?

Sounds like she intended it in a spirit of satire herself, but produced some frankly psychotic false equivalence to do so. "See, requiring a prescription and oversight on birth control is exactly like making masturbation illegal! Ridiculous, right?" No, sugartits. No, it is not.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:05 AM (eXSOZ)

249 well, well, well


Poland will seek the arrest and extradition
of a Minnesota man after confirming he was a Nazi unit commander
suspected of ordering the killing of 44 Poles during World War II, a
prosecutor said Monday.









Robert Janicki said that
various evidence gathered in years of investigation into U.S. citizen
Michael K. confirmed "100 percent" that he was a commander of a unit in
the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of burning
villages and killing civilians in Poland.









The Associated Press has identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, from Minneapolis.

Posted by: runner at March 13, 2017 11:05 AM (c6/9Q)

250 "I see you have six fingers on your left hand...
You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Posted by: UDM at March 13, 2017 11:05 AM (cuC7S)

251 legislation that would fine men for masturbating...


...in a St. Patrick's Day parade.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:05 AM (lHb9q)

252 A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine men for masturbating

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Next day's headlines: "Texas has 1.5 billion dollar budget surplus"

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:06 AM (7HtZB)

253 There were actually 5 riders sent out to warn of the British coming. But thanks to Longfellow's PR Revere got all the credit.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 11:06 AM (mpXpK)

254 216 Still have no power. Since Wednesday afternoon last week.
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YIKES!!!

--

I haven't had power since November 8th!

Posted by: Hilary! at March 13, 2017 11:06 AM (PNcou)

255 >.A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine
men for masturbating and require them to undergo counseling before
obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an effort to highlight
anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women.




Someone doesn't understand her job. This is a waste of the taxpayers time.
Can she be impeached or otherwise removed from office by her constituents?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 11:06 AM (NOIQH)

256 legislation that would fine men for masturbating...



...with a blood alcohol content over 0.08

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:07 AM (lHb9q)

257 It's a jerk tax!

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 11:07 AM (qUNWi)

258 251 legislation that would fine men for masturbating...


...in a St. Patrick's Day parade.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:05 AM (lHb9q)

So would that be a paddy whack?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

259 233 A Texas state representative
Because masturbating is exactly the same as having sex with other people. Totes. Also, medically curing a sexual dysfunction is exactly the same as, frankly, medically inducing one.

Freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, etc. etc.
Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:01 AM (eXSOZ)

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

She's a Democrat, by the way.

If no one has noted it yet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 13, 2017 11:08 AM (ELUpj)

260 247 A Texas state representative has introduced
legislation that would fine men for masturbating and require them to
undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an
effort to highlight anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women.

What "restrictions?"

Give any of them a winning lottery ticket and see how fast they make it to the claim center to cash it. When you can drive the same distance or less for the sole purpose of killing your kid, you're not being "restricted."

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 11:08 AM (/f1mm)

261 How stupid are people? So stupid that Viagra has to carry a warning label that it doesn't prevent AIDS or other STDs.

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:08 AM (7HtZB)

262 So would that be a paddy whack?


Give the dog a bone?

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 11:08 AM (qUNWi)

263 legislation that would fine men for masturbating...


...during a ladies gymnastics competition.





(okay, I'll admit, that one might ought to be fined)

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:09 AM (lHb9q)

264 218 A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine men for masturbating and require them to undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an effort to highlight anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women.

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Another sin tax that gives men the shaft...hard!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 11:09 AM (PNcou)

265 Can you name them?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:04 AM (QB0rT)


Sorry, not a chance. I've seen a few, but I'm far from a subject matter expert like yourself.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 11:10 AM (8nWyX)

266 She's a Democrat, by the way.
Inane and futile gestures from a Texas Democrat, because surely that will be the last straw that tips Texas blue? The hell you say.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:10 AM (eXSOZ)

267 saw a lot of green and leprechaun hats this weekend, took me a few minutes to figure out why

Posted by: runner at March 13, 2017 11:10 AM (c6/9Q)

268 Still have no power. Since Wednesday afternoon last week.
---
YIKES!!!
--
I haven't had power since November 8th!
Posted by: Hilary! at March 13, 2017 11:06 AM (PNcou)
---
But that is a Good Thing

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 13, 2017 11:10 AM (y3aQB)

269 First they insist on a day without women, then they want to fine men for masturbating.

Sounds about right, actually. Nevermind.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 11:10 AM (/f1mm)

270 How stupid are people? So stupid that Viagra has to carry a warning label that it doesn't prevent AIDS or other STDs.
Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:08 AM (7HtZB)


I guess some people think Viagra gives you a Superman dick.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 13, 2017 11:10 AM (7uYFy)

271 So would that be a paddy whack?


****

Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling...

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:11 AM (lHb9q)

272 Robert Janicki said that various evidence gathered in years of investigation into U.S. citizen Michael K. confirmed "100 percent" that he was a commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of burning villages and killing civilians in Poland.

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so he'll plead self-defense?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 11:11 AM (PNcou)

273 ...in a St. Patrick's Day parade.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:05 AM (lHb9q)

So would that be a paddy whack?
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

Flogging Molly?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 13, 2017 11:11 AM (RwwCT)

274 How stupid are people? So stupid that Viagra has to carry a warning label that it doesn't prevent AIDS or other STDs.


You need an onion on your belt for that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 13, 2017 11:11 AM (JZdsf)

275 legislation that would fine men for masturbating...


...in a St. Patrick's Day parade.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:05 AM (lHb9q)

So would that be a paddy whack?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 11:08 AM (RD7QR)


No wonder Irish eyes are smiling.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 11:11 AM (X6fMO)

276 ...during a ladies gymnastics competition.
"clean and jerk" joke goes here.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:11 AM (eXSOZ)

277 A Texas state representative has introduced
legislation that would fine men for masturbating and require them to
undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an effort to highlight anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women.


=====

Well it appears that this morning the Morality Police have returned.

Maybe we can get some honor-killings and adultery stoning going. Or we could just use existing law to punish the Sinners We Don't Like Who Also Have Bad Attitudes.

I hear Preet Bharara is available. He could run the new Sharia task force.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 13, 2017 11:11 AM (/hasf)

278 I saw a recent article in The New York Times about how global warming was making for an earlier start of Spring in the Southern and Eastern United States, with beautiful maps showing the trend lines, with the earliest start in recent years being this year.

The authors and editors are about to get a foot or more of Rebuttal dropped on their heads tomorrow.

Posted by: Ron Jeremy from Nantucket at March 13, 2017 11:12 AM (SIY7D)

279 If you could tax it and harness energy from it all the world's problems would be solved.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 11:12 AM (qUNWi)

280 >>She's a Democrat, by the way.


No way?!!


Seriously though, why isn't she just pushing legislation to end whatever restrictions she thinks are unnecessary? Will the MSM simply ask her to explaining that?

She's a legislator - she has the power to do something, yet she chooses to grandstand pushing something that makes no sense, will never pass, and does nothing to fix that which she thinks is so awful.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 11:12 AM (NOIQH)

281 so he'll plead self-defense?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 11:11 AM (PNcou)

did it work in Nuremberg ?

Posted by: runner at March 13, 2017 11:13 AM (c6/9Q)

282 I guess some people think Viagra gives you a Superman dick.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 13, 2017 11:10 AM (7uYFy)

There's a great sequence in "Mallrats" as to why Superman & Lois Lane can never have kids.

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:13 AM (7HtZB)

283 The museum to see in Boston is the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum.

www.gardnermuseum.org

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at March 13, 2017 11:13 AM (Iy6JT)

284 Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:04 AM (QB0rT)

I saw these during a repeat showing of World's Dumbest Inventions and thought of you, Anna:

http://www.necomimi.com

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 11:14 AM (X6fMO)

285 276 ...during a ladies gymnastics competition.
"clean and jerk" joke goes here.
Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:11 AM (eXSOZ)

It's jerk then clean.

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:14 AM (7HtZB)

286 263 legislation that would fine men for masturbating...


...during a ladies gymnastics competition.





(okay, I'll admit, that one might ought to be fined)
Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2017 11:09 AM (lHb9q)

Only if they're in attendance. What they do in the privacy of their living room is nobody's business.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 13, 2017 11:14 AM (0mRoj)

287 There were actually 5 riders sent out to warn of the British coming. But thanks to Longfellow's PR Revere got all the credit.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

No one ever wrote a poem about me......

Posted by: William of Orange at March 13, 2017 11:14 AM (41qix)

288 you can have my masturbation fine when you pry it from my warm sticky hand!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 11:15 AM (PNcou)

289 Nigerian Welfare Scam

"Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and Medicaid assistance for the past six years.

While Helen was collecting benefits, her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning $1.5 million per year as a lawyer, according to court documents obtained by News4.

In 2001, Fidelis received the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship which helped pay his way through law school."

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=70822

Posted by: SMFH at March 13, 2017 11:15 AM (CRotO)

290 Local NYC scuttlebutt is that, because Preet is a Schumer protege, who may still be pulling some of Ptreet's strings, his firing by Trump was payback for Schumer's continuing douchebaggery.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 13, 2017 11:15 AM (SIY7D)

291 There's a great sequence in "Mallrats" as to why Superman & Lois Lane can never have kids.

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:13 AM (7HtZB)


There was an old bit in National Lampoon where a human married Supergirl, but on their wedding night he was unable to penetrate her Hymen of Steel, so Superman had to be called in to finish the job.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 11:16 AM (X6fMO)

292 >>
How stupid are people? So stupid that Viagra has to carry a warning label that it doesn't prevent AIDS or other STDs.


Think the question is: How craven are some lawyers who would happily sue a pharmaceutical company over something this obvious?

Which reminds me: why are they still not talking about tort reform as part of the Obamacare tweak/repeal/replace?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 11:16 AM (NOIQH)

293 280 >>She's a Democrat, by the way.


No way?!!


Seriously though, why isn't she just pushing legislation to end whatever restrictions she thinks are unnecessary? Will the MSM simply ask her to explaining that?

She's a legislator - she has the power to do something, yet she chooses to grandstand pushing something that makes no sense, will never pass, and does nothing to fix that which she thinks is so awful.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 11:12 AM (NOIQH)

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

Well, it got her out into the news outside of her little state district.

It's the first step in the Wendy Davis career path towards sacrificial lamb in the Texas governor's race.

You gotta have a dream, right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 13, 2017 11:16 AM (ELUpj)

294 282 I guess some people think Viagra gives you a Superman dick.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 13, 2017 11:10 AM (7uYFy)

There's a great sequence in "Mallrats" as to why Superman & Lois Lane can never have kids.
Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:13 AM (7HtZB)

Larry Niven did it first.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 11:17 AM (RD7QR)

295
There was an old bit in National Lampoon where a human married Supergirl, but on their wedding night he was unable to penetrate her Hymen of Steel, so Superman had to be called in to finish the job.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 11:16 AM (X6fMO)

---

no hymen covering the back door

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 13, 2017 11:17 AM (PNcou)

296 Robert Janicki said that
various evidence gathered in years of investigation into U.S. citizen
Michael K. confirmed "100 percent" that he was a commander of a unit in
the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of burning
villages and killing civilians in Poland.
Posted by: runner at March 13, 2017 11:05 AM (c6/9Q)


Ick.

The only people who were more "motivated" than German SS were volunteer SS from occupied countries. And holy shit, were they "motivated". Like to the point of killing people who had survived death camps and were trying to go back to their homes, after the war was over.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 11:17 AM (8nWyX)

297 290 Local NYC scuttlebutt is that, because Preet is a Schumer protege, who may still be pulling some of Ptreet's strings, his firing by Trump was payback for Schumer's continuing douchebaggery.
Posted by: Ignoramus at March 13, 2017 11:15 AM (SIY7D)

Works for me. You injure one of mine, I fire one of yours.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 13, 2017 11:18 AM (RD7QR)

298 The only people who were more "motivated" than German SS were volunteer SS from occupied countries. And holy shit, were they "motivated". Like to the point of killing people who had survived death camps and were trying to go back to their homes, after the war was over.
Posted by: hogmartin

now your just making shit up

Posted by: George Soros at March 13, 2017 11:18 AM (FZYNt)

299 Hogmartin, well since they are talking in the video of how Miyazaki loves planes even though they are war-machines one omission is very curious. Though given how depressing the movie is with WWII, fire bombings, B-29s, and starvation; probably understandable - Grave of the Fireflies.

If You Listen Closely and its sequel The Cat Returns also has flight sequences. More in line with Kiki's Delivery Service than anything else.

The last one never seems to last long on YouTube and can be a bit hard to track down since it was done as an in-house Studio Ghibli tribute to a song called On Your Mark by Chage and Aska. Pony Canyon released it on laser-disc PCLP-00652.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:19 AM (QB0rT)

300 Elevenses, Time for tea. May BBL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2017 11:19 AM (X6fMO)

301 Robert Janicki said that various evidence gathered in years of investigation into U.S. citizen Michael K. confirmed "100 percent" that he was a commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of burning villages and killing civilians in Poland.

It is unclear the connection of Michael K to the top levels of the Trump administration, but it is thought that he may have watched The Apprentice on more than one occasion.

Stick with us as we follow this disturbing story.

Posted by: CNN at March 13, 2017 11:20 AM (tewYv)

302 The only people who were more "motivated" than
German SS were volunteer SS from occupied countries. And holy shit, were
they "motivated". Like to the point of killing people who had survived
death camps and were trying to go back to their homes, after the war was
over.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 11:17 AM (8nWyX)

you had to be some special kind of murdering evil sadist to "volunteer" for the SS

Posted by: runner at March 13, 2017 11:20 AM (c6/9Q)

303 Reading that a wife of one of the Navy Seals killed at Benghazi was interviewed by Matt Lauer. He asked what she would tell her children about him and she started with "His love for Christ".

MSN has been replaying the interview but cut out the part about Christ.

Constraints of time obviously.

Posted by: Mathers at March 13, 2017 11:20 AM (3myMJ)

304 Revere's face reminds me of some actor, a comic actor I think, but I can't figure out who. No, wait, I've got it. He looks like a young Orson Wells!

"The Rosebuds are coming! The Rosebuds are coming!"

(Deeper meaning if you think about what "rosebud" was. I won't.)

Gooooood morning, deplorable Rednex. In before Ace!

Posted by: mindful webworker, critique du arte at March 13, 2017 11:20 AM (lmYrx)

305 >.You gotta have a dream, right?


Sure, and the Left dreams of celebrity based on virtue-signalling and grandstanding instead of action and results.

It's genius, though it requires underpants gnomes.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 11:21 AM (NOIQH)

306 How stupid are people? So stupid that Viagra has to carry a warning label that it doesn't prevent AIDS or other STDs.


Think the question is: How craven are some lawyers who would happily sue a pharmaceutical company over something this obvious?

Which reminds me: why are they still not talking about tort reform as part of the Obamacare tweak/repeal/replace?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 11:16 AM (NOIQH)




Coffee is hot? How can any know that if you don't put a warning label on the cup?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 11:21 AM (493sH)

307 Local NYC scuttlebutt is that, because Preet is a Schumer protege, who may still be pulling some of Ptreet's strings, his firing by Trump was payback for Schumer's continuing douchebaggery.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 13, 2017 11:15 AM (SIY7D)


Heard that suggested on local DC radio. That perhaps the "deal" with Bharara was that he could stay on if Schumer would not be quite so obstructionist.

Break a deal, face the wheel.


Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2017 11:22 AM (tewYv)

308 now your just making shit up

Posted by: George Soros at March 13, 2017 11:18 AM (FZYNt)

whole 'nother level those volunteers, my friend, whole 'nother level

Posted by: runner at March 13, 2017 11:22 AM (c6/9Q)

309 Only if they're in attendance. What they do in the privacy of their living room is nobody's business.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 13, 2017 11:14 AM (0mRoj)


That's our schtick.

Posted by: The Ghosts at March 13, 2017 11:22 AM (4GiYu)

310 My patients are cancelling today to get ready for the snow tomorrow...Sigh.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 11:23 AM (KlI/a)

311 t-bird #26: That's a young Bob Hope. Late 1700's, I assume?

Or Bob Hope. That's a good one.

Posted by: mindful webworker, critiquey du artey at March 13, 2017 11:23 AM (lmYrx)

312 Live like there's snow tomorrow.


Amirite?

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 11:24 AM (qUNWi)

313 MPPPP, yeah those cat ears did not last long as a fad.

Superman/Lois Lane - there is always the Larry Niven article of how ol Superman had best be careful with his seed velocity or Lois would get her head blown off from it all. 'Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex' IIRC.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:24 AM (QB0rT)

314 305
Sure, and the Left dreams of celebrity based on virtue-signalling and grandstanding instead of action and results.

It's genius, though it requires underpants gnomes.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 11:21 AM (NOIQH)

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

"The American people are stupid and easily led."
"We just need better messaging."
"Money buys elections."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 13, 2017 11:25 AM (ELUpj)

315 If this has been noted upthread about the Texas legislator, then I apollo-jizz, but the Republicans could use some of this stupid-legislation-to-attract-attention strategy.

Legislation to raise the minimum wage to $1,000 per hour.

Legislation to raise the corporate tax rate to 101%.

Legislation requiring a background check and a license before you can exercise your First Amendment rights.

Posted by: Furious George at March 13, 2017 11:25 AM (j+dfT)

316 Nood Deen.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 11:25 AM (qUNWi)

317 Heard that suggested on local DC radio. That perhaps the "deal" with
Bharara was that he could stay on if Schumer would not be quite so
obstructionist.
==

As I said on the EMT, just another Deep-State plant with delusions of irreplaceability.

Any investigations initiate on his watch that have any merit can still go forward without him. Imagine that.

There's nothing special about Preet Bharara other than his willingness to be a political tool of the Democrats.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 13, 2017 11:26 AM (/hasf)

318 Is Shia LaPoof still yelling at kids to get off his lawn?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:26 AM (QB0rT)

319 313 MPPPP, yeah those cat ears did not last long as a fad.

Superman/Lois Lane - there is always the Larry Niven article of how ol Superman had best be careful with his seed velocity or Lois would get her head blown off from it all. 'Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex' IIRC.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:24 AM (QB0rT)

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

Hancock deleted scene.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 13, 2017 11:26 AM (ELUpj)

320
My patients are cancelling today to get ready for the snow tomorrow...Sigh.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 11:23 AM (KlI/a)

???? I don't understand that logic.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 13, 2017 11:27 AM (geAkB)

321 My patients are cancelling today
Well, you're supposed to stay away from cold things after dental work, right? Stands to reason.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:27 AM (eXSOZ)

322 Jen -- that sucks.

Ice storm?
Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (qUNWi)

No, last Wednesday we had a windstorm go through the SE Michigan area that produced sustained winds of 40mph for eight hours. Additionally we had 70mph gusts. Throughout those eight hours.

Have had a really wet spring and so trees went down everywhere and took out poles and wires.

SE and West Michigan had at one point, 1 million people without power.

Our neighbors had wires come down, arc and set woods and pastures on fire as the grasses are still winterdead. It' s why we don't have power yet and as rural residents, we are last on the list.

Supposed to be fixed by 11:30 pm tonight . Oh, did I mention we are getting 3-5 inches of snow right now??

We have been on a portable generator since Wed. At least we have heat, well, etc . I will be having a standby generator installed in the next month or so as this has truly sucked.

Posted by: Jen at March 13, 2017 11:27 AM (XaQiP)

323 whole 'nother level those volunteers, my friend, whole 'nother level
Posted by: runner at March 13, 2017 11:22 AM (c6/9Q)


A guy who attended my old synagogue wrote a book about his experiences during the war. He met up with some partisans and fought alongside them but still had to keep up his cover, because they would have killed him with about as much hesitation as the Nazis would have if they'd found out he was Jewish.

http://tinyurl.com/z2q77wj

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 11:27 AM (8nWyX)

324 There are current stories about how MSM members of the White House Press Corps are teed off because non-MSM and conservative white house press are getting better treatment from Spicer. It's undemocratic and unconstitutional, don't you see, because insightful, hard-hitting questions won't get asked by these yokels.

Meanwhile, one of these yokels, Lucian Wintrich from Gateway Pundit, writes about how he was accosted by one of the Fox News White House Press Corps coming and going from the press room bathroom, in full view of the other reporters, who yelled that he was "anti-black, anti-Jew, anti-woman" and writing for a Nazi publication, and cornered him demanding to know "who is Pepe."

http://tinyurl.com/jz5sgwp

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 13, 2017 11:31 AM (SIY7D)

325 Vocab Upgrade! The Horde be so schmardt!

Callipygic (Kodos #77)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callipygian

Posted by: mindful webworker - word at March 13, 2017 11:32 AM (lmYrx)

326 Regarding McCain, Trump should offer up him a cabinet position to feed
his ego, get him confirmed through congress and out of the Senate, then
fire his ass on day one.


I expect Trump to invite McCain over for lunch and mollify old Captain Grumpy-pants by giving him the attention that he demands. Trump's a salesman, after all.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 13, 2017 11:33 AM (hLRSq)

327 Woof! you short legged canines.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 13, 2017 11:33 AM (a/U6m)

328 "...and cornered him demanding to know "who is Pepe.""


Monsieur LePew is the French ambassador.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 13, 2017 11:35 AM (hLRSq)

329 So... my former best friend's husband looks uncannily like Paul Revere.



Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 11:43 AM (FkAXz)

330 Looks like Bob Hope to me

Posted by: SilentMajority at March 13, 2017 11:45 AM (/ZiNK)

331
Bullshit. That is Sam Adams!!!!
/jk

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 13, 2017 11:47 AM (tU+ul)

332 Which reminds me: why are they still not talking about tort reform as part of the Obamacare tweak/repeal/replace?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 11:16 AM (NOIQH)

It's a drop in the bucket relatively speaking, tort law is typically in the purview of the individual states, and it wouldn't address the underlying structural issues relating to cost and access.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (0mRoj)

333 Paul Revere - to be played by Jack Black in the movie.

Posted by: VA MKZ at March 13, 2017 12:07 PM (bgYgn)

334 Going with Bob.
.

Posted by: OregonGuy at March 13, 2017 12:14 PM (wfEL8)

335 I like the portrait maybe because of the facial expression, and I like to think of Paul Revere as the silversmith he was and not just as "The British are coming" fellow. I also just like portraits by Copley

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And today's devotional from "The Brooklyn Tabernacle"-"When you pass through the waters"

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Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 13, 2017 12:18 PM (fDdVG)

336 Jason Varitek.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at March 13, 2017 12:24 PM (cCsPW)

337 Posted by: Jen at March 13, 2017 11:27 AM (XaQiP)

So sorry for the troubles. Jen, I didn't hear about that wind storm until today, from a friend whose son lives near Grand Rapids. He was without power for two days and would text her, "It's now 46 degrees in my house." It's now 54, so at least it's a little better." Hope you don't get hammered with anything else.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 13, 2017 12:31 PM (fDdVG)

338 David Hackett Fischer's book "Paul Revere's Ride" is the definitive record of Paul Revere's work in the "Resistance" (heh) and the events leading up to and including the activities outside of Boston on April 19th, 1775.

A powerful narrative and superbly written by one of America's finest historians.

Posted by: mrp at March 13, 2017 12:31 PM (Pqytn)

339 And my paperback copy of David Hackett Fischer's "Paul Revere's Ride" has the Copely portrait painting on the front cover

Posted by: mrp at March 13, 2017 12:37 PM (Pqytn)

340 The fact you have have never seen this before is, frankly, pretty alarming. It's pretty much the iconic Paul Revere image.

Posted by: Weiner's Blackberry at March 13, 2017 12:38 PM (XIYer)

341 We just busted a young guy getting a BJ from some chick over on one of the corners of our property. Style points for boldness if nothing else.

Have I mentioned I work at a church?
Posted by: Country Boy at March 13, 2017 06:06 PM


Holy moly!

Posted by: Nathanael Gould at March 13, 2017 06:11 PM (DMUuz)

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