Mid-Morning Open Thread
[When I Want An Art Critic's Opinion I'll Beat It Out Of Him]

thorns caravaggio.jpg

The Crowning with Thorns
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

As one would imagine, the the crucifixion and the events leading up to it are a common theme in religious art, so it was difficult to choose just one. The portrayals of Christ are enormously varied; why not make it simple and stick to my favorite Renaissance painter?

Posted by: CBD at 09:40 AM




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1 "Jesus at Escrima Practice"

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 14, 2017 09:33 AM (0mRoj)

2 Thank you CBD-that is beautiful

Happy (?) Good Friday, and continued blessings for Passover.

Posted by: moki at April 14, 2017 09:33 AM (V+V48)

3 Even with the anachronistic clothing Caravaggio manages to make it dark and gorgeous all at once.

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at April 14, 2017 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

4 Oh, and transported from the morning thread:

369 Good morning all! Seems I'm just in time for art thread. Long night, but new grandbabygirl seems to be doing pretty well. They might let her come home Monday.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 14, 2017 09:32 AM (MIKMs)

Congratulations!

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at April 14, 2017 09:34 AM (RD7QR)

5 A blessed Good Friday to all......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 14, 2017 09:36 AM (5VlCp)

6 No wise cracks from me on this thread. Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter weekend all!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 14, 2017 09:36 AM (wPiJc)

7

[ ] Caravaggio

[x] Carvel


Posted by: naturalfake at April 14, 2017 09:37 AM (9q7Dl)

8 I love Good Friday...no traffic

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 14, 2017 09:37 AM (KlI/a)

9 he had flair with shadow.

some bdsm undertones here though

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 14, 2017 09:37 AM (ifggS)

10 Everyone in these type paintings are on a gainzzz program.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 14, 2017 09:37 AM (l2MEF)

11 Over/Under of how many news articles and stories are shown between now and Monday saying Jesus was a Ghey or Tranny or Hermaphodite.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 14, 2017 09:38 AM (2qHjF)

12 Posted by: moki at April 14, 2017 09:33 AM (V+V4

Thank you!

And to you too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 14, 2017 09:38 AM (rF0hx)

13 nice...

Posted by: IP at April 14, 2017 09:39 AM (UmSfZ)

14 Is the Spanish looking armor and a feathered cap period correct for Romans?

Posted by: IP at April 14, 2017 09:40 AM (UmSfZ)

15 Posted by: IP at April 14, 2017 09:40 AM (UmSfZ)

Are you sure you want to criticize Caravaggio? He tended to kill people who irritated him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 14, 2017 09:41 AM (rF0hx)

16 Pepe, I just want some articles about how the Muslim Jesus is based on forgeries from Late Antiquity. Mustafa Akyol's book can certainly be read as such.

oh, or maybe spread some awareness about what Muslims think about Jesus at the end of the world.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 14, 2017 09:41 AM (ifggS)

17 I love Caravaggio . . . with a little shaved Parmesan served over a bed of arugula.

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 14, 2017 09:42 AM (Fb9aZ)

18 Morning all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 14, 2017 09:42 AM (Jcg9Q)

19 Nothing says Roman Centurion quite like a Plumed Muffin Hat.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 14, 2017 09:43 AM (QQ+il)

20
As usual, I just came up with another brilliant idea.

Instead of these paintings, how about posting Moron Photography?

or Moron Entries that could be the crappy refrigerator art their kids drew.

Sure, Crows With Thorns is nice, but....

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 14, 2017 09:43 AM (ovYKm)

21 i'll never know how much it cost, to see my sin upon that cross...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvPPmpa6nU8

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 14, 2017 09:43 AM (0O7c5)

22 We love this one!

Posted by: United Airlines at April 14, 2017 09:44 AM (2z74n)

23 Time Traveler.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 14, 2017 09:44 AM (l2MEF)

24 hah, Caravaggio killed someone over a tennis game. the Rockets should have brought him out to deal with the refs during that Spurs game a few weeks back

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 14, 2017 09:44 AM (ifggS)

25 United Finds the Fourth "Volunteer"

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2017 09:44 AM (k0vjy)

26 20
As usual, I just came up with another brilliant idea.

Instead of these paintings, how about posting Moron Photography?

or Moron Entries that could be the crappy refrigerator art their kids drew.

Sure, Crows With Thorns is nice, but....
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 14, 2017 09:43 AM (ovYKm)

HATER!

Posted by: Crow picking a thorn out of his foot at April 14, 2017 09:45 AM (RD7QR)

27 So I was discussing the major world faiths with a friend the other day, and she just had to come out with the tired trope that Islam respects Jesus Christ as a prophet, and therefore we all are really having the same religion. Just a few differences around the edges, but other than that...no biggie.

Then we got into the true religious meaning of the historical events leading up to, and culminating with Jesus rising from the grave.

Prophets don't do that.

She almost saw the light.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 14, 2017 09:45 AM (J+eG2)

28 They made me go to work today but can't exactly say that I'm working.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 14, 2017 09:45 AM (l2MEF)

29 They're really pushing that thorny crown down on his head.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet -Your Conspiracy Theory Outfitter - Reynolds Wrap 30% Off! at April 14, 2017 09:45 AM (hLRSq)

30 "Trump release you taxes march" set to take place on April 15, is twofold: First, it's to demand that he releases his taxes (which people have already been petitioning for, and currently has 334,217 signatures).

Damn, so may marches, so little time....Hard to keep track of all the marches coming to our great capital.

Posted by: Colin at April 14, 2017 09:45 AM (RS7vk)

31 Latest hot take from CNN, the Trump White House is in turmoil over the traditional White House Easter Egg Hunt.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 14, 2017 09:46 AM (/tuJf)

32 He tended to kill people who irritated him

...asking for a friend?

Posted by: IP at April 14, 2017 09:46 AM (UmSfZ)

33 seems like he was the Shia LaBoeuf of Renaissance Italia

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 14, 2017 09:46 AM (ifggS)

34 It's nice but if I was him I would have used half-naked ladies. Different strokes I guess.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 14, 2017 09:46 AM (iWW0H)

35 >>>Time Traveler.

Juan Titor?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 14, 2017 09:47 AM (ZEb+V)

36
Time to clean socks.

And go to the DMV for driver's license renewal.

The Long Good Friday, IOW.

BBL...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 14, 2017 09:47 AM (v1g1+)

37 "the Trump White House is in turmoil over the traditional White House Easter Egg Hunt. "

I noticed a disturbing trend this season where some of the more "Progressive" Churches seem to be dropping "Easter" from their advertisements for community Easter Egg Hunts.

I guess we wouldn't want to offend.

Or some such shit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 14, 2017 09:49 AM (J+eG2)

38 Latest hot take from CNN, the Trump White House is in turmoil over the traditional White House Easter Egg Hunt.





Posted by: JackStraw at April 14, 2017 09:46 AM (/tuJf)

That was out a few days ago on CNN. They say the shortage of staff and no first lady....Hillary and Chelsea would have had a fabulous egg roll.

Posted by: Colin at April 14, 2017 09:49 AM (RS7vk)

39 34 It's nice but if I was him I would have used half-naked ladies. Different strokes I guess.

He no paint naked ladies.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at April 14, 2017 09:49 AM (jsWA8)

40 They had black armor in 35AD?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 14, 2017 09:49 AM (X+rUO)

41 Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 14, 2017 09:47 AM (ZEb+V)

He said he came from 2036. Obviously time travel was invented by someone in Italy during the Renaissance.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 14, 2017 09:50 AM (l2MEF)

42 Damn, so may marches, so little time....Hard to keep track of all the marches coming to our great capital.>>>

It is like all the warning stickers the govt make companies put on their products. It gets to be so normal that you don't even bother to pay attention to them anymore.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 14, 2017 09:50 AM (VHt7K)

43 Dirks Strewn, he painted another portrait of a boy with a basket of fruit. they say he never married and never painted a female nude.

hmmm....

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 14, 2017 09:50 AM (ifggS)

44 31 Latest hot take from CNN, the Trump White House is in turmoil over the traditional White House Easter Egg Hunt.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 14, 2017 09:46 AM (/tuJf)

So, make half of the eggs out of hand grenades or only 25 percent? Decisions...

Posted by: The Donald Trump of the Leftist Imagination at April 14, 2017 09:51 AM (RD7QR)

45 Latest hot take from CNN, the Trump White House is in turmoil over the traditional White House Easter Egg Hunt.



Posted by: JackStraw at April 14, 2017 09:46 AM (/tuJf)


Like I said yesterday - they are trying the old Kremlinology stuff. The proximity and placement of people with the president will tell them who is up and who is down. Just take calipers and rulers to the photos, use the colored yarn to tie things together, and consult your copy of "Conspiracy Theories for Dummies - Fun, Profit, Fear" that you have purchased from the Outrage Outlet.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet -Your Conspiracy Theory Outfitter - Reynolds Wrap 30% Off! at April 14, 2017 09:51 AM (hLRSq)

46 Yep, and so it begins, IPspouse is giving me grief because for the first time in a decade she (now we) has to pay in to the IRS.

Posted by: IP at April 14, 2017 09:51 AM (UmSfZ)

47 Man, I wish headbands would come back into style.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 14, 2017 09:52 AM (u0s1P)

48 As always with Caravaggio: supreme technique expressing the joy or pain of the subject. I urge folks to look at the expanded views of this painting. It makes the power of the scene and the agony of Christ stronger, more personal, because you can't avoid it.

mustbequantum: : Thanks for letting us know about the new granddaughter. People were worried after yesterday. Prayers up for continued good news and a Monday homecoming.

Hope everyone has a wonderful and holy weekend. I'm getting David Limbaugh's new book: "The True Jesus" later this morning.

Posted by: JTB at April 14, 2017 09:52 AM (V+03K)

49 Someone sray eggloll?

Posted by: Xi at April 14, 2017 09:52 AM (X+rUO)

50 " They had black armor in 35AD?"

They began Ceracoating their swords in 39AD, so probably.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 14, 2017 09:53 AM (J+eG2)

51 >>>Hard to keep track of all the marches coming to our great capital.

Louisiana = food and music festival just about every weekend
DC = some aholes marching just about every weekend

Vive la difference et laissez les bon temps rouler!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 14, 2017 09:54 AM (ZEb+V)

52 Those beating canes? Carbon fiber.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 14, 2017 09:55 AM (X+rUO)

53 Meanwhile... at the opening of the 7th seal of the apocalypse...

Neo-Nazis Are Tearing Apart the Furry World

A putsch, death threats, sex offenders--just because people dress up like animals doesn't mean their fights aren't human.

http://thebea.st/2ofaXhc

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 14, 2017 09:55 AM (vBeA5)

54 Hello? Excuse me! Point of order!

But there is a name for this particular genre of painting.

Posted by: Behold the Barry Manilow at April 14, 2017 09:56 AM (vRcUp)

55 Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 14, 2017 09:54 AM (ZEb+V)

I would try to go to just about everyone of them. My favorite was the Swine Festival in the little town of Basile .

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 14, 2017 09:57 AM (l2MEF)

56 The liberal media jumped the shark when Anderson "Fey" Cooper furrowed his brows and asked DJT whether he was aware the "grabbing a woman's pussy" was "actually a sexual assault."

Like a vegan lecturing you the one about why chicken crossing a road is "actually about animal cruelty"

Jebus Feckin Christ.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 14, 2017 09:57 AM (QtQaN)

57 Notice the use of light and shadow.

Posted by: eleven at April 14, 2017 09:57 AM (qUNWi)

58 Plate armor? Anachronism.

Posted by: Surellin at April 14, 2017 09:57 AM (dHQbf)

59 Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter weekend all!
___________________________________

Thank you, Muldoon. You are a class act.

God's blessings, brother.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 14, 2017 09:58 AM (4AVeu)

60 53
Neo-Nazis Are Tearing Apart the Furry World

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 14, 2017 09:55 AM (vBeA5)


What a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2017 09:58 AM (xjiRE)

61 53 Meanwhile... at the opening of the 7th seal of the apocalypse...

Neo-Nazis Are Tearing Apart the Furry World

A putsch, death threats, sex offenders--just because people dress up like animals doesn't mean their fights aren't human.

http://thebea.st/2ofaXhc
Posted by: The Political Hat at April 14, 2017 09:55 AM (vBeA5)

So, what does a Nazi furry manifest as? And doesn't dressing up as a hedgehog kind of detract from the whole fear and awe thing?

Posted by: The Donald Trump of the Leftist Imagination at April 14, 2017 09:58 AM (RD7QR)

62 I thought the stock market was open 'til noon or 1 today. My bad.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 14, 2017 09:59 AM (Jcg9Q)

63 No one called the corgis. Prepare for the recriminations.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 14, 2017 09:59 AM (EZebt)

64 "Trump release you taxes march" set to take place on April 15, is twofold: First, it's to demand that he releases his taxes (which people have already been petitioning for, and currently has 334,217 signatures).




What kind of hats are they going to wear for that? Maybe Lois Lerner masks

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 14, 2017 10:00 AM (auHtY)

65 they caught that idiot who stole all the guns up in cheese head land...

unfortunately, they took him alive, but no one else was hurt either.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 14, 2017 10:00 AM (dEjw5)

66 1. Today's art term: Chiaroscuro.

2. Critics are people who use other people's hard work to draw attention to themselves.

3. A happy Good Friday to all.

Posted by: wisenheimer at April 14, 2017 10:00 AM (iS/IE)

67 I particularly like how the artist made it look like Jesus was just out getting his hair done that day. Makes for a pretty painting, but far removed from reality.

Too many depictions of Christ and his crucifixion miss the mark by light-years. Consider that Pilate ordered Christ flogged before turning him over to the Romans, and so by the time they put the crown of thorns on him, he would have been a bloody, shredded mass, nearly unrecognizable as a man.

Mankind apparently cannot comprehend the sheer agony our Savior endured, both spiritually <i>and</i> physically, as evidenced by "art". Mel Gibson got close with his depiction of Christ in The Passion, but I suspect he was still off by miles...

Posted by: Shepherd Lover at April 14, 2017 10:02 AM (6vH+N)

68 The guy with the beard and robe needs a haircut...and probably a shower.

Posted by: Jared K at April 14, 2017 10:02 AM (X+rUO)

69 Notice there's never a Good Monday?

amirite?

Posted by: eleven at April 14, 2017 10:02 AM (qUNWi)

70 Dagnabbit. Sockoff.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 14, 2017 10:03 AM (RD7QR)

71 O/T,

RIP Charlie Murphy.

Posted by: SMFH at April 14, 2017 10:03 AM (sB1y1)

72 CBD, Thank you for such an appropriate, powerful and exquisite image to end the week.

Posted by: JTB at April 14, 2017 10:03 AM (V+03K)

73 they caught that idiot who stole all the guns up in cheese head land...
unfortunately, they took him alive, but no one else was hurt either.
Posted by: redc1c4


Now maybe they'll be able to have Easter Egg Hunts on Sunday after all in cheese land.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 10:04 AM (HTdUD)

74 United Finds the Fourth "Volunteer"
Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2017 09:44 AM (k0vjy)
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Thread Winner!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 14, 2017 10:04 AM (dEjw5)

75 >>>My favorite was the Swine Festival in the little town of Basile .

:::checks calendar:::
Good call!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 14, 2017 10:05 AM (ZEb+V)

76 Romans s/b Pharisees/Jews...

Posted by: Shepherd Lover at April 14, 2017 10:05 AM (6vH+N)

77 Baltimore Sun: One headline so important (not)

Florida restaurant inspectors recently found more than a dozen
violations in the kitchen at President Donald Trump's private club

To hell with any other news, lets high lite the real important news!

Posted by: Colin at April 14, 2017 10:05 AM (RS7vk)

78 What kind of hats are they going to wear for that? Maybe Lois Lerner masks
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Mad magazine "Spy vs. Spy" style hats...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 14, 2017 10:06 AM (dEjw5)

79 Is the Spanish looking armor and a feathered cap period correct for Romans?

Posted by: IP


Good point. The actual even probably looked nothing like this. I conceive of it more as two or three giant rectangles of uniform color.

Posted by: Mark Rothko at April 14, 2017 10:06 AM (vRcUp)

80 64 "Trump release you taxes march" set to take place on April 15,
_________________________

Is it too late for the "Obama, release your college grades!" march?

I will gladly travel to Tahiti to do so.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 14, 2017 10:06 AM (4AVeu)

81 Incredible painting.

Posted by: Caliban at April 14, 2017 10:07 AM (o+dwv)

82 Imagine what Norman Rockwell could have done with this subject.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 14, 2017 10:08 AM (QQ+il)

83 77
Florida restaurant inspectors recently found more than a dozen
violations in the kitchen at President Donald Trump's private club
Posted by: Colin at April 14, 2017 10:05 AM (RS7vk)


Wait: If it's a private club, what are restaurant inspectors doing there?

If they ever got a look at my kitchen, I'd be sentenced to life without parole.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2017 10:08 AM (xjiRE)

84 74 United Finds the Fourth "Volunteer"
Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2017 09:44 AM (k0vjy)
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Thread Winner!

The Romans later apologized for having to re-accomodate him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2017 10:08 AM (V2Yro)

85 But Foxler's claims aren't enough for many mainstream furries, who accuse him and the Furry Raiders of being far-right and using strong-arm tactics to manipulate Colorado's furry scene.
==


...


*mmph mmph*


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOSERS !!!


Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 14, 2017 10:09 AM (5FLKM)

86
Man, I wish headbands would come back into style.
Posted by: Lance McCormick


Don't be a follower of style, be a style leader!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 10:09 AM (IqV8l)

87 Speaking of eggs, I have some pre-owned jade eggs, if anyone's interested. Mint condition.

Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at April 14, 2017 10:10 AM (vRcUp)

88 Crown of thorns? Must be a blue collar worker. My crown is gold and fabulous.

Posted by: Jared K at April 14, 2017 10:11 AM (X+rUO)

89 LOL

reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/65b8fe/ bomb_community_devastated_after_losing_mother/

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 14, 2017 10:13 AM (dEjw5)

90
Berkeley campus Republicans canceled an upcoming appearance by David Horowitz after university police told them that to insure they could provide adequate security…the event would have to be held in the middle of the day…and outside the center of campus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 10:13 AM (IqV8l)

91 Another excellent selection, CBD!! Thanks.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 14, 2017 10:14 AM (NOIQH)

92 Apropos of nothing really, are the Democrats the only expressly racist political party we have had in the US? Do the Know-Nothings count as an actual party?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 14, 2017 10:14 AM (QQ+il)

93 >>
Notice there's never a Good Monday?


Manic Monday

Posted by: Prince at April 14, 2017 10:16 AM (NOIQH)

94 Berkeley campus Republicans canceled an upcoming appearance by David Horowitz after university police told them that to insure they could provide adequate security...the event would have to be held in the middle of the day...and outside the center of campus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 10:13 AM (IqV8l)



They couldn't or didn't want to? The next MOAB should have Berkeley's name all over it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 14, 2017 10:16 AM (auHtY)

95 Notice there's never a Good Monday?

Ahem.

Posted by: The Mamas & the Papas at April 14, 2017 10:16 AM (QQ+il)

96 If you're not tired of winning, there's a Politico article whining that Trump is using an "obscure" law to wipe out Obama's last-minute regulations.

So terribly unfair of him to use the law to do what he promised.

Of course, being Politico, you'd think that the regulations are better than mom and apple pie--no hint whatsoever of any downside.

And they go to great pains to play up how he didn't let the press photograph him signing these "unpopular" bills "muscled through largely on party-line votes."

Yup.

All of these bad optics and losses for Trump just keep getting closer and closer to dismantling the Obama legacy.

He keeps losing like this and he may have nothing left to do after reelection except nominate more Supreme Court Justices.

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 14, 2017 10:16 AM (ZQpd0)

97 People's Poet imagines himself a martyr.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l4cd6g7

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 14, 2017 10:18 AM (vRcUp)

98 >>DC = some aholes marching just about every weekend


As someone who used to commute to downtown DC, I can tell you there's always some march in DC, it's nothing new.


Posted by: Prince at April 14, 2017 10:18 AM (NOIQH)

99 He keeps losing like this and he may have nothing left to do after reelection except nominate more Supreme Court Justices.


Posted by: RoyalOil at April 14, 2017 10:16 AM (ZQpd0)

And lots and lots of Federal Judges will have to be appointed as judges retire.

Posted by: Colin at April 14, 2017 10:18 AM (RS7vk)

100 Watching 'The Long Good Friday.' One of my better films. Helen Mirren was a looker then. Watch for a to-be-007 @ the end. Cheers!

Posted by: Zombie Bob Hoskins at April 14, 2017 10:18 AM (S8ozK)

101 The IC communiteh is concerned about our power grid being hacked or EMP'd. Not like they've done anything to harden it over the last 5 decades mind you. Top. Men.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 14, 2017 10:18 AM (X+rUO)

102 FOX News TV

Russians are supporting thr Taliaban...well of course. It's called pay back.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 14, 2017 10:19 AM (KlI/a)

103 NGU,

I take anything the MFM says about the 'stan with a grain of salt (more like a dumptruck).

Including Fox.

Posted by: SMFH at April 14, 2017 10:20 AM (sB1y1)

104 Watching 'The Long Good Friday.' One of my better films. Helen Mirren was a looker then.

My wife rather liked 'The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover'. I've worried a little bit ever since.

Posted by: JEM at April 14, 2017 10:20 AM (TppKb)

105 Shia LaBeouf's New Movie Sold Only 1 Ticket Opening Day.

http://tinyurl.com/lrunf3o

LOLOLOL!!!

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 14, 2017 10:22 AM (K9oqL)

106 Russians are supporting thr Taliaban...well of course. It's called pay back.

Posted by: Nevergiveup


And if the Taliban regains strength they'll be sneaking heroin into Russia again and then Russia will have to deal with the Taliban again.

I think I've seen this show before.

*Picks up remote and clicks*

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 10:22 AM (HTdUD)

107 I take anything the MFM says about the 'stan with a grain of salt (more like a dumptruck).

Including Fox.
Posted by: SMFH at April 14, 2017 10:20 AM (sB1y1)

I do...but the Ruskies are our enemy...always were and still are. Sometimes it is not even in their interests to be other than to stick to us.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 14, 2017 10:23 AM (KlI/a)

108 >>105
Shia LaBeouf's New Movie Sold Only 1 Ticket Opening Day.

http://tinyurl.com/lrunf3o
LOLOLOL!!! Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 14, 2017 10:22 AM (K9oqL)

If it had sold a few thousand, it wouldn't be news. He wants to be news.

Shia Labouieeuvf is playing Spock-chess. QED.

Posted by: General Zod at April 14, 2017 10:23 AM (Bdeb0)

109 Notice there's never a Good Monday?

Manic Monday
---
i don't like Mondays...

Posted by: Brenda Ann Spencer at April 14, 2017 10:23 AM (dEjw5)

110 27 . . .Then we got into the true religious meaning of the historical events leading up to, and culminating with Jesus rising from the grave.

Prophets don't do that.

She almost saw the light.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
__________

I like C.S. Lewis's take: Jesus was either who He said He was, or he was a nutter. Take your pick---there's no middle ground.

Posted by: Furious George at April 14, 2017 10:24 AM (j+dfT)

111 Seal Pr0n... it's not what you think.

sandiegouniontribune.com/military/sd-me-seal-porn-20170414-story.html

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 14, 2017 10:25 AM (dEjw5)

112 Dark painting commemorating a dark day. But the son will rise. Caravaggio is just too dark for me to appreciate. I think it is because of how pigments were formulated and the varnish overlay, and they were much brighter when painted. I like the period just before, where the light and colors just draw you in, even if the perspectives are a little off.

Thank you for the prayers for babygirl. She is a big, tough kid. Oxygen will be removed today and feeding tube probably late tomorrow. Daughter wants her home Easter.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 14, 2017 10:25 AM (MIKMs)

113 I just tried to enter "female genital mutilation" in Bing to see how the FGM story was being covered. Bing changed "mutilation" to "multiplication." It gave me the story I wanted but that was just weird.

And the media are, of course, keeping silent on the "Islam" part and calling the doc a "Bohra" which, if you're curious, is a Shia sect. I hate the press.

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 14, 2017 10:26 AM (STkEV)

114 Really Caravaggio, not Leonardo should have been one of the turtles.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 14, 2017 10:26 AM (VdICR)

115 >>>My wife rather liked 'The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover'. I've worried a little bit ever since.

I don't remember if I ate dinner before or after the movie, but I feel like it was after.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 14, 2017 10:26 AM (ZEb+V)

116 I'm sorry; that post subtitle just looks wrong over a painting of Christ being beaten.

Otherwise it would be funny.

Posted by: Emmie at April 14, 2017 10:27 AM (xVuS6)

117 Where have you gone, Caravaggio?

Posted by: Mrs. Robinson at April 14, 2017 10:28 AM (j+dfT)

118 I seem to recall 33 lashes with whips, and the Romans didn't hold back, either.

And the mockery. Mel Gibson did a better job.

Posted by: mrp at April 14, 2017 10:28 AM (Pqytn)

119 71 O/T,

RIP Charlie Murphy.
Posted by: SMFH at April 14, 2017 10:03 AM (sB1y1)

Charlie Murphy!

Posted by: Rick James at April 14, 2017 10:28 AM (vIiiY)

120 77
Florida restaurant inspectors recently found more than a dozen
violations in the kitchen at President Donald Trump's private club
______________________________

Here's what they found:

1. They found 12 cans of WhoopAss with dents in them. However, the remaining 10 cases of WhoopAss were intact and ready to be served.
2. Their Election Day 2016 Humble Pie was not served at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, which could cause bowel irritation for the media and Democrats.
3. Revenge, a plate best served cold, was allowed to bask in the bright light of WINNING!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 14, 2017 10:29 AM (4AVeu)

121 i don't like Mondays...

Posted by: Brenda Ann Spencer


So that's where Garfield stole that from!

Just goes to show you what a compassionate state CA is. A lesbian goes on a shooting rampage, and they punish her by sending her to a women's prison.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 14, 2017 10:29 AM (vRcUp)

122 46 Yep, and so it begins, IPspouse is giving me grief because for the first time in a decade she (now we) has to pay in to the IRS.

Posted by: IP at April 14, 2017 09:51 AM (UmSfZ)

Remind her that she always paid in to the IRS. She just gave them an interest free loan on top of what she owed.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 14, 2017 10:29 AM (4tHG/)

123 108 >>105
Shia LaBeouf's New Movie Sold Only 1 Ticket Opening Day.

http://tinyurl.com/lrunf3o
LOLOLOL!!! Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 14, 2017 10:22 AM (K9oqL)

If it had sold a few thousand, it wouldn't be news. He wants to be news.

Shia Labouieeuvf is playing Spock-chess. QED.
Posted by: General Zod at April 14, 2017 10:23 AM (Bdeb0)

Sure he is.

Posted by: 4chan /pol/ at April 14, 2017 10:30 AM (vIiiY)

124 I know a lot of Yiddish, but I don't know the proper way to wish someone a blessed Passover. Hope yours is loaded with matzoh balls, I guess!

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2017 10:30 AM (ar2KI)

125 United Finds the Fourth "Volunteer"
Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2017 09:44 AM (k0vjy)
---
Thread Winner!

The Romans later apologized for having to re-accomodate him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2017 10:08 AM (V2Yro)



You know who never resorted to putting a crown of thorns on anybody?

Posted by: Spicey Scott at April 14, 2017 10:30 AM (TOk1P)

126 Charlie Murphy?


No!?

Posted by: garrett at April 14, 2017 10:31 AM (IjJiO)

127 120
77

Florida restaurant inspectors recently found more than a dozen

violations in the kitchen at President Donald Trump's private club

______________________________



Here's what they found:



1. They found 12 cans of WhoopAss with dents in them. However, the
remaining 10 cases of WhoopAss were intact and ready to be served.

2. Their Election Day 2016 Humble Pie was not served at 40 degrees
Fahrenheit, which could cause bowel irritation for the media and
Democrats.

3. Revenge, a plate best served cold, was allowed to bask in the bright light of WINNING!





Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 14, 2017 10:29 AM (4AVeu)

Trump's opponents did not find the bags of dicks to their liking.

Posted by: davidt at April 14, 2017 10:31 AM (XoldI)

128 Mel Gibson did a better job.

I liked the bit in Passion where Jesus built a table, and when Mary asked him what it was for, he answered that you would sit down and eat off it.

To which she answered, "It'll never catch on."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 14, 2017 10:32 AM (X6fMO)

129 Really Caravaggio, not Leonardo should have been one of the turtles.

Posted by: BourbonChicken


I'd be ok with that. It wouldn't change the overall gay makeup of the team.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 14, 2017 10:32 AM (vRcUp)

130 It's a beautiful painting. I am still appreciating the one you showcased yesterday. It was truly remarkable.
As far as the religious significance of this painting, or any critiques of it relative, My plan is to keep quiet. Best thing to do, in my case.

Posted by: kraken at April 14, 2017 10:32 AM (zSVEm)

131 Michelle Angelo used oil paint. Oil is against Gaia.
He should have been arrested and imprisoned in SuperMax.
This is what happens when we do not have a President of colour in the Big House.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattelboro,VT, NM at April 14, 2017 10:33 AM (X+rUO)

132 125 United Finds the Fourth "Volunteer"
Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2017 09:44 AM (k0vjy)
---
Thread Winner!

The Romans later apologized for having to re-accomodate him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2017 10:08 AM (V2Yro)



You know who never resorted to putting a crown of thorns on anybody?


He should've taken the 800 denarii!

Posted by: United Roman Airlines at April 14, 2017 10:33 AM (vIiiY)

133 Yeah garrett,

Leukemia

Died Wednesday.

His last tweet:

"One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible."

Posted by: SMFH at April 14, 2017 10:33 AM (sB1y1)

134 garrett,

http://tinyurl.com/jwz5r55

Posted by: SMFH at April 14, 2017 10:34 AM (sB1y1)

135 >>I liked the bit in Passion where Jesus built a table, and when Mary asked him what it was for, he answered that you would sit down and eat off it.


I liked the bit in Passion where Jesus bit a table, and when Mary asked him what it was for, he answered that you would sit down and eat it.

To which she answered "it'll never catch on."

Posted by: General Zod at April 14, 2017 10:34 AM (Bdeb0)

136 I know a lot of Yiddish, but I don't know the proper way to wish someone a blessed Passover. Hope yours is loaded with matzoh balls, I guess!

Posted by: pookysgirl


This was answered on the previous thread:


124 Is it proper to say 'Happy Passover' to Orthodox Jews?

I have never been able to get this confirmed or denied.
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 14, 2017 07:49 AM (5FLKM)

Why wouldn't it be?

Or say Chag Sameach--"Happy Holidays"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 14, 2017 07:51 AM (KlI/a)

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 14, 2017 10:35 AM (vRcUp)

137 Just. Perfection.

Thanks, CBD.

Happy to hear that Mustbequantum's baby granddaughter is well!

Blessings to all the Horde on these high holy/ holiest of holy days.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at April 14, 2017 10:35 AM (oQQwD)

138 >>Leukemia

>Died Wednesday.


Damn. So sad. One of the funniest men on the planet. May he RIP.


Posted by: garrett at April 14, 2017 10:35 AM (IjJiO)

139
My friends, you don't have to be afraid of being forcibly ejected from an airplane. Take my word for it. It's the landing part that's painful.

Posted by: John McCain at April 14, 2017 10:35 AM (HTdUD)

140 This sort of art is relentlessly boring.

Posted by: doug at April 14, 2017 10:35 AM (itl93)

141 It didn't get much notice, but Charlie Murphy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was petty officer who served from 1979 to 1983 as a Boiler Technician.

Thank you for your service, Petty Officer Murphy.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 14, 2017 10:36 AM (4AVeu)

142
Remind her that she always paid in to the IRS. She just gave them an interest free loan on top of what she owed.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 14, 2017 10:29 AM


The government has done a good job of training people to believe they are winners when they make interest free loans.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 10:36 AM (IqV8l)

143 Dave Chapelle's Rick James/Charlie Murphy sketch is one of the funniest comedy bits of all time.

RIP Charlie.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 14, 2017 10:37 AM (vIiiY)

144 NGU,

I take anything the MFM says about the 'stan with a grain of salt (more like a dumptruck).

Including Fox.

Posted by: SMFH at April 14, 2017 10:20 AM (sB1y1)


I find it easier and easier these days to just say, pull ALL Americans out of these sh*thole lands, and just walk away.

I don't care who is fighting whom, which evil dictator is backing or killing which side of which conflict in which backward, muzzie-loving part of the world.

Walk away, and simply leave warnings: Leave us alone or we send the REALLY big bombs next time.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 14, 2017 10:38 AM (TOk1P)

145 Trump's opponents did not find the bags of dicks to their liking.


you made me evil-laugh.

Posted by: eleven at April 14, 2017 10:39 AM (qUNWi)

146 As many/most here already know, when he wasn't busy painting great masterpieces, Caravaggio spent his free time as a gang-banger.

C just disappeared one day & was never seen again. He was likely murdered, think many historians.

Posted by: mnw at April 14, 2017 10:39 AM (D8yDa)

147
I find it easier and easier these days to just say, pull ALL Americans out of these sh*thole lands, and just walk away.

We also have to make sure they don't come to the USA.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 10:39 AM (IqV8l)

148 This sort of art is relentlessly boring.


Now that you mention it....

Posted by: eleven at April 14, 2017 10:40 AM (qUNWi)

149 >>Florida restaurant inspectors recently found more than a dozen

violations in the kitchen at President Donald Trump's private club



After 8 years of Obama unleashing federal agencies on his enemies, is anyone surprised by this? Some local tool bureaucrat decided to harass Trump because he could. I'm sure all of his hotels are being inspected, his taxes combed over (yet again, since he's constantly audited), etc.
*yawn*

Posted by: Prince at April 14, 2017 10:41 AM (NOIQH)

150 We also have to make sure they don't come to the USA.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 10:39 AM (IqV8l)

then I guess Starbucks should not be offering them Yobs?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 14, 2017 10:41 AM (KlI/a)

151 >>149
>>Florida restaurant inspectors recently found more than a dozen
violations in the kitchen at President Donald Trump's private club

Their expertise will not be leveraged satisfactorily in the TrumpCamp cafeteria, to wit:
"This gruel in the steam table is too cool. It's supposed to be kept at 145 degrees. I'll have to report you."
"It's gruel. Nobody cares, stoolie. Go fuck yourself."

Posted by: General Zod at April 14, 2017 10:43 AM (Bdeb0)

152 I'd love to see the battle damage assessment for the MOAB strike.

Drone photos showing the little Taliban dogs running frantically and then -- BOOOOOM -- gone.

A fine pink mist mixed with dust and dirt.

Others on the edge of the blast zone writhing in pain for their short remaining 15 minutes of life because their internal organs burst from the pressure wave.

Inshallah, pal.

Inshallah.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 14, 2017 10:43 AM (4AVeu)

153 A little bit O/T

After cutting cable several years ago, I started using a Leaf 50 amplified flat panel indoor antenna. Not bad, with about 20 channels, all in glorious HDTV.

So part of the recent work at Fortress VIA has been to put an attic antenna up, and see what it does.


And the results are just now in.......


35 channels.

Baltimore as well as a good bit of Washington D.C.


Cost?

$39.00 for the antenna

$19.00 for the amplified RCA four port splitter.

Several days to work up the courage to drill through, and go from basement to attic with RG-6Q coax.


Man, I'm loving this.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 14, 2017 10:44 AM (J+eG2)

154 144

If we do that, those s---holes will come to us.

Good article in LAT about how one ISIS recruiter/computer hacker almost overloaded the FBI counterterrorism operation here in the homeland. Link at Power Line blog, btw.

Posted by: mnw at April 14, 2017 10:44 AM (D8yDa)

155 Years ago, as a kid on a trip to some art museum, there was a display of Medieval art. There was a very primitive painting of Christ, just the head and upper torso filling the canvas, wearing the crown of thorns and purple robe, looking straight ahead, crying large, almost cartoonish tears. It was very striking - I've never forgotten it. In many ways, more effective than this, where the emotions are not very apparent, although of course this is technically superior.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 14, 2017 10:45 AM (vRcUp)

156 I liked the bit in Passion where Jesus bit a table, and when Mary asked him what it was for, he answered that you would sit down and eat it.

To which she answered "it'll never catch on."


Thanks to Teh Horde™ I can get my witty quips without going to the gushing sewer known as twitter. It's like that rushing waterfall in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, except you know, not chocolate.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 14, 2017 10:46 AM (VdICR)

157 Dave Chapelle's Rick James/Charlie Murphy sketch is one of the funniest comedy bits of all time.

RIP Charlie.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 14, 2017 10:37 AM (vIiiY)

Amen to that. Damn shame about Charlie Murphy.

And with that, I must sleep. Later peeps.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 14, 2017 10:47 AM (Jcg9Q)

158 Evidently, more Hispanic and black Millenials
embrace traditional gender roles. White Millenials not so much.
@Truth Revolt

Posted by: Under Fire at April 14, 2017 10:48 AM (X+rUO)

159 After 8 years of Obama unleashing federal agencies on his enemies, is anyone surprised by this? Some local tool bureaucrat decided to harass Trump because he could. I'm sure all of his hotels are being inspected, his taxes combed over (yet again, since he's constantly audited), etc.
*yawn*

Posted by: Prince


I'm not sure of the inspection cycle of public or private restaurants, but I suspect it's at least yearly. For elderly facility with restaurant, I believe it's every three to six months.

Don't forget, there's always the insurance company and government collusion with all these regulations. The insurance company doesn't want to pay out claims, the government is willing to do the inspections, and the taxpayer foots the bill.

Now inspecting abortion clinics? That never seems to happen, for some reason.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 10:49 AM (HTdUD)

160 And with that, I must sleep. Later peeps.
Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 14, 2017 10:47 AM (Jcg9Q)


Goodnight. Day. Whatever. Rest well.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 14, 2017 10:49 AM (vIiiY)

161 "Walks over to Quip barrel, looks in, sees only one bedraggled Bon Mot, and a tired Pun...." Settles back and depends on the rest for amusement.

Posted by: kraken at April 14, 2017 10:50 AM (zSVEm)

162 My favorite Good Friday image is Antonio Ciseri's 1871 Ecce Homo portrayal.

Nothing against any of the other great images, but Ciseri strikes a powerful chord.

Posted by: 10x25mm at April 14, 2017 10:51 AM (9aG4m)

163 VIA
That RG-6Q is very good low loss and very well shielded coax. I have a 500 ft reel of it sitting out in the barn. Need to cut the Xfinity cord myself. Soon.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 14, 2017 10:52 AM (X+rUO)

164 >>It's like that rushing waterfall in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, except you know, not chocolate. Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 14, 2017 10:46 AM (VdICR)

...and with a fat, annoying rich kid jammed in the chocolate-habitrail rectum.

Posted by: General Zod at April 14, 2017 10:53 AM (Bdeb0)

165 My refined tastes have determined this "art" to be plebian, pedestrian and derivative.


*sniff*

Posted by: a superior artiste - that's with an 'e' , commoner at April 14, 2017 10:54 AM (5FLKM)

166 Or say Chag Sameach

-
Shag a sammich?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 14, 2017 10:54 AM (Nwg0u)

167 That time of year again for my annual viewing of Barabbas, starring Anthony Quinn and Jack Palance.

Posted by: davidt at April 14, 2017 10:55 AM (XoldI)

168 Man, I'm loving this.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

You're ready for next step - a PVR to record programs so you can FF through commercials. They start at about $30 on Amazon. Not a misprint. You have to couple with hard drive (add'l) or super fast flash drive (cheaper than hard drive).

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 10:55 AM (HTdUD)

169 It isn't art. Because it has no trees, just people.


That's what I have learned here.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet -Your Conspiracy Theory Outfitter - Reynolds Wrap 30% Off! at April 14, 2017 10:56 AM (hLRSq)

170
On this day Christ died on the cross
His disciples surely mourned the loss
As they rolled back the rock
Mary looked in and took stock
He'd risen to show he's the boss!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 14, 2017 10:56 AM (kTF2Z)

171 What if the people chose Jesus to be freed instead of Barabbas?

Posted by: steevy at April 14, 2017 10:56 AM (r/0kC)

172
The Wisconsin fugitive accused of robbing a Wisconsin gun shop and sending a manifesto to President Donald Trump is in custody after an over weeklong manhunt, a federal law enforcement source told ABC News.

Joseph Jakubowski, who was considered “armed and dangerous,” allegedly stole 18 firearms from a gun store near Janesville, Wisconsin, on April 4 and had been on the run ever since.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 10:56 AM (IqV8l)

173 For those interested, here is some intense Good Friday devotion:

( some other feasts included, too)


http://tinyurl.com/kovpgcf

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at April 14, 2017 10:57 AM (oQQwD)

174
That was out a few days ago on CNN. They say the
shortage of staff and no first lady....Hillary and Chelsea would have
had a fabulous egg roll.


Posted by: Colin at April 14, 2017 09:49 AM (RS7vk)


What is Melania? Chopped liver?

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2017 10:57 AM (geAkB)

175 On this day Christ died on the cross

His disciples surely mourned the loss

As they rolled back the rock

Mary looked in and took stock

He'd risen to show he's the boss!
--

For some reason, I feel this is disrespectful, although I don't quite know why.

And yet... it made me smile.

/confused...

Posted by: shibumi at April 14, 2017 10:58 AM (FkAXz)

176
It isn't art. Because it has no trees, just people.

Or

"a pedestrian piece of sentimental tripe. "

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 10:59 AM (IqV8l)

177 What if the people chose Jesus to be freed instead of Barabbas?

Posted by: steevy at April 14, 2017 10:56 AM (r/0kC)

Then there would have been no point in Jesus ever being born. How could our sins be covered without his Blood. What else could cover them?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 14, 2017 10:59 AM (d76uN)

178 Evidently, more Hispanic and black Millenials
embrace traditional gender roles. White Millenials not so much.
@Truth Revolt

Posted by: Under Fire


There's more to morality than just gender or sexuality. "Thou shalt not commit adultery" is only one of the commandments.

What do hispanic and black millennials make of the other commandments? What do they make of the Puritan work ethic? What do they think about the Constitution?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 14, 2017 11:00 AM (vRcUp)

179 Facebook kills 30k French 'fake' accounts prior to French election.
Fake meaning Le Pen supporters.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 14, 2017 11:00 AM (X+rUO)

180 Then there would have been no point in Jesus ever being born. How could our sins be covered without his Blood. What else could cover them?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 14, 2017 10:59 AM (d76uN)


Don't look at me!

Posted by: Brian at April 14, 2017 11:00 AM (vBeA5)

181
152 I'd love to see the battle damage assessment for the MOAB strike.

Drone photos showing the little Taliban dogs running frantically and then -- BOOOOOM -- gone.

A fine pink mist mixed with dust and dirt.

Others on the edge of the blast zone writhing in pain for their short remaining 15 minutes of life because their internal organs burst from the pressure wave.

Inshallah, pal.

Inshallah.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 14, 2017 10:43 AM (4AVeu)

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

39 ISIS murderers were killed. And the area looked like, well, most of Afghanistan afterwards. How much does that bomb cost?

Posted by: Soona at April 14, 2017 11:01 AM (Fmupd)

182 Caravaggio has such realism and luminescence in his work. Although this painting does not depict the true suffering of Christ, as a study of the human form few could ever equal Caravaggio.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2017 11:01 AM (geAkB)

183 I find it easier and easier these days to just say, pull ALL Americans out of these sh*thole lands, and just walk away.
------------------------------
We also have to make sure they don't come to the USA.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 10:39 AM (IqV8l)


Which is inherent in the "leave us alone" part of the equation.

Re-attach the Coast Guard to DoD, Put military boots on the border.

Make the wall a wall of lead, not a wall of bricks and mortar.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 14, 2017 11:01 AM (TOk1P)

184 ISIS murderers were killed. And the area looked like, well, most of Afghanistan afterwards. How much does that bomb cost?

Posted by: Soona at April 14, 2017 11:01 AM (Fmupd)

The MOAB is actually built in house by the Air Force. For some reason they can't tell us the real cost.

Your guess is as good as any.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 14, 2017 11:03 AM (d76uN)

185 >>177
What if the people chose Jesus to be freed instead of Barabbas?

Posted by: steevy at April 14, 2017 10:56 AM (r/0kC)

Anthony Burgess would probably have published "Esu Esu" instead of "Abba Abba."

Posted by: General Zod at April 14, 2017 11:03 AM (Bdeb0)

186 How much does that bomb cost?

Posted by: Soona at April 14, 2017 11:01 AM (Fmupd)

Hopefully they collapsed a bunch of tunnels....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 14, 2017 11:04 AM (rF0hx)

187 The MOAB Cost story from the Daily Caller.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/kt26pfe

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 14, 2017 11:04 AM (d76uN)

188 There's so much light on his neck, despite the fact that Jesus was crucified. It calls to mind the way He lay down his life as a willing sacrifice:

"He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth." -Is 53:7

Posted by: Cameo_Appearance at April 14, 2017 11:05 AM (nb404)

189 What if the people chose Jesus to be freed instead of Barabbas?

Posted by: steevy at April 14, 2017 10:56 AM (r/0kC)


I'm no theologian, but I imagine the answer would be, had human beings been virtuous enough to prefer Jesus to Barabbas, they would not have been in need of redemption, and Jesus would not have needed to subject himself to that situation in the first place.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 14, 2017 11:05 AM (vRcUp)

190 >>>Facebook kills 30k French 'fake' accounts prior to French election.
Fake meaning Le Pen supporters.

Just got a service notice on Facebook about what I can do about "fake news" and how I can "help stop it."

Posted by: Max Power at April 14, 2017 11:05 AM (QCc6B)

191 Morning all .Blessed Good Friday.... So I read 36 ISIS were killed? That seems like a small number... Who did the counting?

Posted by: United Airlines at April 14, 2017 11:05 AM (O2RFr)

192 Trees are implied. Where do you think those sticks came from.

Posted by: Man of LaSquatcha at April 14, 2017 11:06 AM (mtO0p)

193 Howdy, Hordey.

Running real late today, so, surprised to see we're only up to the Ahrt Threade.

Anyway, gotta go back and read the headlines now.

Better to be so far behind the commentariat that you can't comment than to leave a comment and prove you're a moron.

Hm. That sounded snappier in my head.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for comic at April 14, 2017 11:06 AM (Hb9w3)

194 Perhaps the purpose of the strike was primarily destruction of facilities?

Posted by: kraken at April 14, 2017 11:07 AM (zSVEm)

195 For some reason, I feel this is disrespectful, although I don't quite know why.

And yet... it made me smile.


It might have been one of the early church fathers - or perhaps even a stern Calvinist - who opined that laughter was forbidden, as Jesus is never spoken of in scripture as having laughed.

But Jesus was fully human, as well as fully God. He must have laughed. And so should you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 14, 2017 11:07 AM (X6fMO)

196 How much does that bomb cost?

Posted by: Soona at April 14, 2017 11:01 AM (Fmupd)


Where did you see the video, Soona?

Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2017 11:08 AM (geAkB)

197 Note the name Barabbas: Bar+abbas = "son of the father". There are some liberal theologians, like Richard Carrier, who point out that this seems to be an artificial name, which indicates that perhaps the whole account was fabricated - maybe just a story form of the OT account of sending away a scapegoat and sacrificing the other.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 14, 2017 11:09 AM (vRcUp)

198 192
Trees are implied. Where do you think those sticks came from.


Posted by: Man of LaSquatcha at April 14, 2017 11:06 AM (mtO0p)

Those 'sticks' look like bamboo, which are reeds, not trees.
Bamboo are wannabe trees, the Pluto of trees. A sniper would not humiliate himself by 'climbing' bamboo.

Posted by: Treebeard at April 14, 2017 11:10 AM (XoldI)

199 39 ISIS murderers were killed. And the area looked like, well, most of Afghanistan afterwards.
Posted by: Soona


The soil is now nicely tilled, ready for the Taliban to start growing poppies, for export, to addict millions of people. The crop will bring them millions of dollars to attempt to spread their sick theology around.

I can't get excited about one bomb. It's the sick theology that has to die.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 11:10 AM (HTdUD)

200 "Just got a service notice on Facebook about what I can do about 'fake news' and how I can 'help stop it.'"

People can do both a service for themselves and for their country by getting permanently off of Zuckerbook.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 14, 2017 11:10 AM (noWW6)

201 196 How much does that bomb cost?

Posted by: Soona at April 14, 2017 11:01 AM (Fmupd)


Where did you see the video, Soona?
Posted by: redbanzai at April 14, 2017 11:08 AM (geAkB)

-----------

WZ and FBN has been running it.

Posted by: Soona at April 14, 2017 11:11 AM (Fmupd)

202 Not to sound too cold, but I don't care about collateral damage anymore. Drones and Buffs. Drones find ISIS, B-52s bomb the shit out of them. No more surgical strikes. We could call it "Rolling Thunder."

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 14, 2017 11:12 AM (kTF2Z)

203
I can't get excited about one bomb. It's the sick theology that has to die.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 11:10 AM


Tsar Bomba wouldn't be big enough.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 11:12 AM (IqV8l)

204 Facebook:How to spot fake news.
Anything that isn't anti Trump.
Simple really.

Posted by: steevy at April 14, 2017 11:13 AM (r/0kC)

205 On this day Christ died on the cross
His disciples surely mourned the loss
As they rolled back the rock
Mary looked in and took stock
He'd risen to show he's the boss!
--

For some reason, I feel this is disrespectful, although I don't quite know why.

And yet... it made me smile.

/confused...

Posted by: shibumi


That's easy. The last line "He'd risen to show he's the boss!" - that idiom in normal usage always has the connotation of sinful human impulses being involved (enjoyment in wielding power and humiliating others), and Jesus is supposed to be sinless.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 14, 2017 11:14 AM (vRcUp)

206 A sniper would not humiliate himself by 'climbing' bamboo.

Honky say what?!!

Posted by: Chow Yun Fat at April 14, 2017 11:14 AM (mtO0p)

207 183

Did u hear about San Bernadino & the Fort Lauderdale nightclub?

How is the Coast Guard and "boots on the border" going to help with THAT?

ISIS & the other people who want to kill us don't roll like Pancho Villa.

Posted by: mnw at April 14, 2017 11:16 AM (D8yDa)

208 Cost/Benefit of the MOAB deployment in Stan is similar to that of the Tomahawk deployment in Syria, ie, the message sent around the world.

Posted by: davidt at April 14, 2017 11:17 AM (XoldI)

209 I saw a post disappear... it was like the legendary green flash at sunset....

Posted by: kraken at April 14, 2017 11:17 AM (zSVEm)

210
Did u hear about San Bernadino & the Fort Lauderdale nightclub?
How is the Coast Guard and "boots on the border" going to help with THAT?


But boots in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan will?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 11:17 AM (IqV8l)

211 A sniper would not humiliate himself by 'climbing' bamboo.

Honky say what?!!

Posted by: Chow Yun Fat


Confucius say, If Chow Yun cut down on chow, he no longer be Fat.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 14, 2017 11:18 AM (vRcUp)

212
"Just got a service notice on Facebook about what I can do about 'fake news' and how I can 'help stop it.'"

Of course. There's no algorithm that can be written to differentiate one fake news story from another legitimate news story. So they can't just throw the problem at programmers. Actually paying people would effect the bottom line.

So they want the readers to do the work for them. Which the leftist brigade will eagerly embrace. Gone - an story which doesn't adhere to leftist memes.

Facebook will become the CNN of the internet.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 11:18 AM (HTdUD)

213 "It might have been one of the early church fathers - or perhaps even a stern Calvinist - who opined that laughter was forbidden, as Jesus is never spoken of in scripture as having laughed. "

Not to start a whole theological debate, but it seems odd to have a "List of forbidden actions" based upon what is NOT spoken of in scripture.


Did Christ ever mention bowel movements?


If not, ........

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 14, 2017 11:20 AM (J+eG2)

214 Trump's opponents did not find the bags of dicks to their liking.

Posted by: davidt at April 14, 2017 10:31 AM (XoldI)


What, they weren't big enough?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 14, 2017 11:20 AM (yavOS)

215 Did u hear about San Bernadino & the Fort Lauderdale nightclub?

How is the Coast Guard and "boots on the border" going to help with THAT?

ISIS & the other people who want to kill us don't roll like Pancho Villa.
Posted by: mnw at April 14, 2017 11:16 AM (D8yDa)

Until we get serious and fight the ideology... nothing will stop those...

BUT... just like Fascism... just like Communism... we can fight ideologies... we've done it before...

This one is just disguised as a religion... one that says it wishes to overthrow our Constitution... and is thus treasonous.

It will not be easy.... but they have already declared war on us.

Posted by: Don Q. at April 14, 2017 11:20 AM (NgKpN)

216 How much did that bomb cost?

Really? REALLY?


Suddenly , after the age of Obamacare and 20+ trillion debt we are worried about how much things cost?


Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 14, 2017 11:21 AM (5FLKM)

217 I don't get this painting...while beautiful, I don't understand what its saying.
Wasn't Christ flayed and had a crown of thorns? Where are the scratches and cuts? where's the blood? What are those dudes with the sticks doing? And what's up with the guy looking like 15th century Italy?
Sheesh...

Posted by: Diogenes at April 14, 2017 11:21 AM (0tfLf)

218 The dude in the plate armor is about as anachronistic as Darth Vader would be. Other than that, nice picture.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2017 11:21 AM (0deF2)

219 What did Charlie Murphy expire from?.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 14, 2017 11:22 AM (5VlCp)

220 Richard Carrier is an atheist, not a theologian. which doesn't mean he's wrong - Ehrman is an atheist too, and is generally good imo - but in Carrier's case his scholarship is sloppy.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 14, 2017 11:22 AM (jMXjc)

221 It's Saturday in NK. Has somebody kicked the little fat kid's ass yet?

Posted by: Fritz at April 14, 2017 11:22 AM (2Mnv1)

222 209 I saw a post disappear... it was like the legendary green flash at sunset....
Posted by: kraken at April 14, 2017 11:17 AM (zSVEm)

The Green Flash is real... sooooo....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 14, 2017 11:23 AM (NgKpN)

223 Tsar Bomba wouldn't be big enough.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Yeah. I wonder how much uranium or plutonium they used to make an H-bomb thirty feet long. I'd bet it would make Hillary Clinton drool at the thought.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 11:23 AM (HTdUD)

224 Nood ceremony.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 14, 2017 11:24 AM (RD7QR)

225 I saw Green Flash open for Def Leopard once in "92.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 14, 2017 11:24 AM (0tfLf)

226 Those 'sticks' look like bamboo, which are reeds, not trees.
Bamboo are wannabe trees, the Pluto of trees. A sniper would not humiliate himself by 'climbing' bamboo.

Posted by: Treebeard



Under the bamboo, bamboo, bamboo, under the bamboo tree.

Two live as one. One live as two. Two live as three.

Under the bam.
Under the boo.
Under the bamboo tree.

Where the breadfruit fall and the penguin call,
And the sound is the sound of the sea.
Under the bam. Under the boo. Under the bamboo tree.

Where the Gauguin maids in the banyan shades wear palm leaf drapery. Under the bam. Under the boo. Under the bamboo tree.

Tell me in what part of the woods would you like to flirt with me? Under the breadfruit, banyan, palmleaf, or under the bamboo tree?

Any old tree will do for me.
Any old wood is just as good.
Any old isle is just my style.
Any fresh egg. Any fresh egg. And the sound of the coral sea.

Posted by: T.S. Eliot at April 14, 2017 11:25 AM (vRcUp)

227 >>Tsar Bomba wouldn't be big enough. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 11:12 AM (IqV8l)

No indeed. The largest tested Tsar Bomba (50 MT; the largest designed is twice that) dropped on Mecca wouldn't even reach the Red Sea with it's thermal radiation radius.

It would make news, though.

Posted by: General Zod at April 14, 2017 11:25 AM (Bdeb0)

228 Did u hear about San Bernadino & the Fort Lauderdale nightclub?

How is the Coast Guard and "boots on the border" going to help with THAT?

ISIS & the other people who want to kill us don't roll like Pancho Villa.

Posted by: mnw at April 14, 2017 11:16 AM (D8yDa)


I was responding to a specific question. Keeping them out.

You want to ask a different question? Fine.

Once they get here, you find them and your deport them.

Are you really struggling with finding answers to these questions, or are you trying to justify a quaint, naive, and failed attempt by Bush and Co. to keep the fight over there.

Because if you need it explained to you how that failed, we can talk about that next.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 14, 2017 11:25 AM (TOk1P)

229 >>>183

Re-attach the Coast Guard to DoD, Put military boots on the border.

Make the wall a wall of lead, not a wall of bricks and mortar.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 14, 2017 11:01 AM (TOk1P)

You've almost got a poem going, there.

Posted by: m at April 14, 2017 11:27 AM (Gqgs8)

230 Suddenly , after the age of Obamacare and 20+ trillion debt we are worried about how much things cost?

I'm certainly interested in what things cost. YMMV.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 14, 2017 11:32 AM (QQ+il)

231 Florida restaurant inspectors recently found more than a dozen
violations in the kitchen at President Donald Trump's private club

To hell with any other news, lets high lite the real important news!

Posted by: Colin at April 14, 2017 10:05 AM (RS7vk)

I am certain that health inspectors who were ordered to find violations, would be able to "find" some at even the best-run establishments.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2017 11:33 AM (0deF2)

232 Regarding the Yellen issue: Remember, Trump can't fire her, so why piss off someone who can crash the economy? Remember the JEF hired her. Safe to assume his comments are a equivalent to saying "nice doggie" till he can get an appropriate stick.

Posted by: Jackal at April 14, 2017 11:35 AM (NiR1r)

233 What if the people chose Jesus to be freed instead of Barabbas?
--

We all like to think that people have changed, and the we would never be part of the mob that demanded the life of Jesus.

However... think about or society. Not the society of the middle east, which is a complete mess. But our civilized Western society.

Think about the idiotic liberal protests of Milo, the vulgarity at the pussy hat march and all the violence on the left.

Unfortunately, I think human nature has stayed consistent over the centuries.

Posted by: shibumi at April 14, 2017 11:37 AM (FkAXz)

234 CBD, how about some Eastern Orthodox iconography over the next few days?

Posted by: the Butcher at April 14, 2017 11:38 AM (AGJqR)

235 I am certain that health inspectors who were ordered to find violations, would be able to "find" some at even the best-run establishments.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Still 41 degrees Fahrenheit in a refrigerator storing meats is kinda sloppy. I know of facilities that check refrigerator and freezer temps twice a day. Outside of nominal temperature? Repair crew same or next day.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 11:49 AM (HTdUD)

236 Tsar Bomba wouldn't be big enough.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2017 11:12 AM (IqV8l)

But it would sure do a number on mecca. You could ring the crater with pumps to suck up all the crude oil that seeps in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2017 11:58 AM (0deF2)

237 https://www.pinterest.com/pin/135671007496988567/

Posted by: the Butcher at April 14, 2017 12:00 PM (AGJqR)

238 I am certain that health inspectors who were ordered to find violations, would be able to "find" some at even the best-run establishments.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Still 41 degrees Fahrenheit in a refrigerator storing meats is kinda sloppy. I know of facilities that check refrigerator and freezer temps twice a day. Outside of nominal temperature? Repair crew same or next day.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 14, 2017 11:49 AM (HTdUD)

Not sure how many of you spend any time in S.Florida in hoity toity locales, but even the best of them are typically in dire need of 'quality" employees. Truthfully, check out who is working there. Lots of Haitians, Bahamians, Dominican Republic, etc. Between the language barrier and the culture(sorry, it's the truth) who left their islands because the places are absolute pits , sterile sanitation is not taught easily.

I would also point out that Trump is no longer in charge of any of his businesses, because, shriek, conflict of interest. He has zero ability to do anything or to even know much about what goes on there day to day.

This is why there are restaurant inspections. Now when they go back and reinspect, if there is no improvement, that is a problem.

Posted by: Jen at April 14, 2017 12:01 PM (ZgC02)

239 Latest hot take from CNN, the Trump White House is in turmoil over the traditional White House Easter Egg Hunt.





Posted by: JackStraw at April 14, 2017 09:46 AM (/tuJf)

White eggs vs brown eggs?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 14, 2017 12:09 PM (tHwdc)

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