Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Sojourn In Violet And Red
Wilbur "Tripp" Dreibeinerschwein

Descended on his mother's side from Sir Francis Bacon and on his father's side from Alexander Hamilton, the little-known modern American artist Tripp Dreibeinerschwein was truly a child prodigy. Born on a small farm in northern Colorado he could recognize basic colors by six months of age. With the encouragement of his father, Tripp did his first primitive paintings before the age of one. Painting soon became the focus of his life.

As time went by his style became less sloppy and more rooted in the stylized forms of post-modern expressionism. Upon his initial entree into the art world, critics panned his early work, but he refused to feed at the trough of the mainstream art world. His lifestyle however, hampered his work. He started smoking early and soon turned to pot. He produced some of his more controversial works while 'baked'. He eventually found a cure for his addictions and went on to have a productive career. Following his death, a private memorial dinner was held in his honor by his family for a few select guests.


--excerpted from "Tripp- A Tragic American Life"

[Courtesy of Seamus Muldoon]

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Yuck!

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 22, 2018 09:25 AM (mpXpK)

2 So this would be one of the paintings he did before the age of one, then.

Posted by: bluebell at January 22, 2018 09:26 AM (kNasr)

3 So, was this Muldoon's work under an alias? I'll bet if you X-Ray it there will be a hidden limerick.

Posted by: Almost Everybody at January 22, 2018 09:27 AM (RD7QR)

4
1 - Fat Naked Ottoman Man
2 - What Was Left Behind on the Ottoman

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 22, 2018 09:27 AM (mbhDw)

5 I like the mask.

Posted by: Caliban at January 22, 2018 09:27 AM (eypvf)

6 Da Fuqua?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 22, 2018 09:27 AM (EyPfd)

7 And a sock fail right out of the bag. Maybe I should just work at work.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 09:27 AM (RD7QR)

8 I did something similar to that in kindergarten. Teacher was not impressed.

Posted by: Tami at January 22, 2018 09:27 AM (Enq6K)

9 How high was he when he did this?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 22, 2018 09:27 AM (jxbfJ)

10 I drew something like that last time I was drunk

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2018 09:28 AM (5y11N)

11 Dreibeinerschwein

I loved Leslie Neilson's portrayal in Naked Gun 2 and a Half. Outstanding work creating Dective Dreibeinerschwein. Loved that movie.

Posted by: Dandy Randy Longtree at January 22, 2018 09:28 AM (GroCc)

12 What a bunch of crap.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 09:28 AM (8iiMU)

13 My rule for art is very simple:

If I can do it, it's not art.

This is not art.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 22, 2018 09:28 AM (72PAC)

14 That write-up is a hoot. Thanks, CBD. LOL.

Tomorrow's offering will be the much celebrated work of Pierre Brassau.

Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 09:29 AM (nwqNw)

15 Hell, I was cleaning up paint brushes the other day.

Looked about the same as this painting.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 22, 2018 09:29 AM (EyPfd)

16 They cobs will have their little jokes.... it is best to indulge them.

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 09:29 AM (zSVEm)

17 What's the difference between a person who paints like a child, and a child's painting? -- Patsy Stone

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 22, 2018 09:29 AM (mQ0Mc)

18 Ahahahahaha! I get it now.

Posted by: bluebell at January 22, 2018 09:29 AM (kNasr)

19
Some pig!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 22, 2018 09:29 AM (BWL+E)

20 15 Hell, I was cleaning up paint brushes the other day.

Looked about the same as this painting.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 22, 2018 09:29 AM (EyPfd)

Did you hit the link??

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 09:30 AM (zSVEm)

21 What a waste of bacon

Posted by: jsg at January 22, 2018 09:30 AM (gs8be)

22 It's no....? I can't think - maybe 'It's no [name of Thai elephant who paints]?"

My son was doing better drawings when he was 6. He did hundreds of ambulance drawings from all angles. Took the 15 or so best ones and 'framed' 'em on construction paper and hung them in a hall with a gallery-like description of the artist.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:30 AM (W+vEI)

23 In the immortal words of Charlotte, that's "Some Pig"!!

Posted by: squeakywheel at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (2Ot+m)

24 I see Bacon but no Hamilton

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (4u7kU)

25
Better than Rothko?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (BWL+E)

26 I like it. Would like to see some of his childhood work that caused his parents to think he was a prodigy.

Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (tFdF9)

27 Little-known modern American artist Tripp Dreibeinerschwein.

Little known for a valid reason. He paints self-indulgent crap. Talentless conehead.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (hyuyC)

28 Waiting for the "It's not a Rothkko..." comment. Meanwhile, art is judged by the eye of the viewer. I'm not seeing it except for a guy idling around with his mixing palette

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (suO/a)

29
Yikes!

First, we get Miss Lindsey's photo from his Bag O'Dicks ad.

And now, I assume from the name and the pig snout imprint,

a painting by a fictional pig from "Green Acres".


Uh....well done?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (9q7Dl)

30 Not many checking the link... this is good...

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (zSVEm)

31 Drop Cloth #7

Estimated Sale Price $300,000

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (tMFgx)

32 "Sojourn in Violet and Red"

What does that even mean?

That those were the only two colors he had left, and needed to run to the local Home Depot to get more?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (8iiMU)

33 I wondered how he got that blue "mask" which looks like a stamp of something. Now it all makes sense.

Still better than most Rothkos.

Posted by: bluebell at January 22, 2018 09:32 AM (kNasr)

34 Ha - this was painted by an animal!!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:32 AM (W+vEI)

35 This makes me hungry for his work.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Very Stainy Geeblus at January 22, 2018 09:32 AM (p9GKy)

36 Dreibeinerschwein = three-legged pig

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 09:32 AM (RD7QR)

37 Some pig!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 09:32 AM (qJtVm)

38
The name means "three legged pig", is that the gag?

There is a Wilbur Tripp who died at 97 in Somewhere, Illinois.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 09:32 AM (fuK7c)

39 Willowed from the previous thread, like just now.

Greetings fappers and fappees.

It's Schumer Shutdown Monday. Airports are closed, there's no garbage pickup and the IRS won't be collecting taxes! DC is a ghost town. Everybody took a holiday...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_O0ltzBlLs

It's a great day.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (tRaq7)

40 30 Not many checking the link... this is good...

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (zSVEm)


We're the Horde. We love going off half-cocked.

Posted by: Tami at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (Enq6K)

41 25
Better than Rothko?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (BWL+E)

Never knew you had a lisp

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (4u7kU)

42 It's time for the Schiff to hit the fan.

Posted by: undocumented illegal sh*thole traveler at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (e8kgV)

43 Art like this is crap and should not be honored with notoriety at all. This artist has zero talent and should be directed to try something different in life.

Posted by: Sponge at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (xttKs)

44 "Following his death, a private memorial dinner was held in his honor by his family for a few select guests."

He would have wanted it this way.

https://tinyurl.com/y9kny3mp

Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (nwqNw)

45 Mommy, I think we've been punked.

Posted by: Pirate Bob at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (eypvf)

46 Can we go back to Goya, please?

(Queuing up the joke about how you can't eat a pig that talented at one go)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (2K6fY)

47 CBD and Muldoon that is so funny. Should have been Arnold "Tripp" whatever. Best laugh so far today.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (N3JsI)

48 Not Art Deco so I'll go with... Slop Art ?

Posted by: jsg at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (gs8be)

49 BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Good one...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (AM1GF)

50 >>Art like this is crap and should not be honored with notoriety at all.
This artist has zero talent and should be directed to try something
different in life.


Follow the link....

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (W+vEI)

51 Brush cleaning, framed.

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (oRlt1)

52 Descended on his mother's side from Sir Francis Bacon and on his father's side from Alexander Hamilton

---

Surely this is the key to his success, just like all of those actors and actresses who use other last names but are just the children of prominent actors or directors.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's boot stomping on the face of college football forever at January 22, 2018 09:34 AM (ioAmn)

53 Oink

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 09:34 AM (8iiMU)

54 I got halfway through the first paragraph. Then I knew...

Posted by: Texican(ette) at January 22, 2018 09:34 AM (CjE8v)

55 43 Art like this is crap and should not be honored with notoriety at all. This artist has zero talent and should be directed to try something different in life.
Posted by: Sponge at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (xttKs)
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Like makin' bacon!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 09:34 AM (qJtVm)

56 After hitting the link I am tempted to drop some paint on the barn floor and see what the chickens can do.

Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 09:34 AM (17kTI)

57 That artistic elephant does much better work.

Posted by: BignJames at January 22, 2018 09:34 AM (0+nbW)

58 Ok, got it. Changing attitude. What a talented little sausage boy.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 22, 2018 09:34 AM (suO/a)

59 Wilbur. Should've known.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 22, 2018 09:34 AM (mQ0Mc)

60 Looks to me like "Scene from Womens' March."

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 22, 2018 09:34 AM (U6f54)

61 'Did you hit the link??'

That's not the true Moron way.


Are you new around here?


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 22, 2018 09:35 AM (EyPfd)

62 43 Art like this is crap and should not be honored with notoriety at all. This artist has zero talent and should be directed to try something different in life.
Posted by: Sponge at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (xttKs)

In his twilight years, he decided to go into the truffle business.

Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 09:35 AM (nwqNw)

63 Honestly, the artist's "signature" in blue should have been the giveaway...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 09:35 AM (AM1GF)

64 Looks like a vagina.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 09:35 AM (YV+SU)

65 Clicked link; now the second paragraph makes sense.

Posted by: Texican(ette) at January 22, 2018 09:35 AM (CjE8v)

66 Art like this is crap and should not be honored with
notoriety at all. This artist has zero talent and should be directed
to try something different in life.

Posted by: Sponge at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (xttKs)

I agree. That "CBD" is an asshole with no taste, and he constantly shoves this kind of self-indulgent crap in our faces.

Ace should get rid of him, or at the very least have a stern conversation about what is appropriate on this blog.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2018 09:35 AM (wYseH)

67 That'll do, Pig.

Posted by: The Gallery Owner at January 22, 2018 09:35 AM (oVJmc)

68 I will not bother in the greenhouse, lettuce tend to be rather graphic.

Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 09:35 AM (17kTI)

69 He would have wanted it this way.

https://tinyurl.com/y9kny3mp
Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (nwqNw)
===========

Awesome. Love this guy.

Posted by: bluebell at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (kNasr)

70 Dude, stay away from the brown acid.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (+y/Ru)

71 Did Mr. Ed ever paint? I can see him doing caustic commentary like George Grosz.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (qJtVm)

72 Can you say "pilates"?

Posted by: AOS COB HRH III at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (eypvf)

73 This is one of his very early works? Age 2?

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (9MlEz)

74 CBD got me.

I'm metaphorically bleeding like a stuck pig.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (8iiMU)

75 I knew a prodigy IRL. She was doing portraits in second grade. She just had this supernatural talent.

Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (tFdF9)

76
Yeah, but do his painting sell for millions of dollars/

No, they do not.


And look how small his canvases are! Nothing heroic about that.

His work is nothing like mine!

Nothing I say!

Posted by: Jackson Pollock at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (9q7Dl)

77 Boaring piece of work

Posted by: jsg at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (gs8be)

78 Pretty good for a pig. Although, it should be titled, "Mardi Gras Mask in a Nightmare."

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (mQ0Mc)

79 Well, his nickname was Trip...figure the odds.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 22, 2018 09:37 AM (R5lpX)

80
Click the link? Well, no, why would I do that? But now that I have seen the pig I will admit to thinking about that elephant that paints when I saw the art work.

Haven't there been some monkeys that paint? Stud Monkey might know.


Posted by: Dandy Randy Longtree at January 22, 2018 09:37 AM (GroCc)

81 a painting by a fictional pig from "Green Acres".

Arnold Ziffel is real. I saw him on the TV.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 22, 2018 09:37 AM (tRaq7)

82 Wait a minute....

Lena Dunham did this?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 22, 2018 09:37 AM (EyPfd)

83 First gallery show hosted by Hormel.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 22, 2018 09:37 AM (oVJmc)

84 (Queuing up the joke about how you can't eat a pig that talented at one go)

******

INCREMENTS - a limerick

That three legged pig's a remarkable deal
He's cool, calm, collected. With nerves made of steel
He once saved our lives
(Both me and my wife's)
He's a hero! You can't eat him all at one meal!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

85 I love this. Thank you CBD!

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 09:38 AM (fD4nI)

86 Not bad for a painting by a pig....

Posted by: steevy at January 22, 2018 09:38 AM (LiyEm)

87 Linda Tripp?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 09:38 AM (8iiMU)

88 D'oh! Suckered!

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at January 22, 2018 09:38 AM (9MlEz)

89 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE IT'S LIKE A PIG DID IT!- OH, WAIT.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at January 22, 2018 09:38 AM (wf3RQ)

90 Kind of reminds me of a windshield after running into a herd of grasshoppers just outside of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Happened to me, and man does that wake you up.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 09:38 AM (YV+SU)

91 Follow the link....

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:33 AM (W+vEI)


Can't. Site determined to be malicious and is blocked by proxy.....

Posted by: Sponge at January 22, 2018 09:39 AM (xttKs)

92 Thank you CBD!

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 09:38 AM (fD4nI)

Nope....Courtesy of Muldoon!

Thank him!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2018 09:39 AM (wYseH)

93 Why do the RINOs in the Senate think that this DACA crap will get thru the House ??

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 09:39 AM (4u7kU)

94 Some of the nonprofits names benefitting from the art auction are pretty funny ... hippie pig sanctuary, for instance..

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 09:39 AM (zSVEm)

95 82
Wait a minute....



Lena Dunham did this?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 22, 2018 09:37 AM (EyPfd)


--

Her boyfriend, technically. They were out of flour.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's boot stomping on the face of college football forever at January 22, 2018 09:39 AM (ioAmn)

96 I drank like a pig.

Posted by: Jackson Pollock at January 22, 2018 09:39 AM (bc2Lc)

97 CBD sold us a pig in a poke!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:39 AM (W+vEI)

98 obviously a plot to get parents to think their child is an art prodigy, to get them to major in art, not science. (and maybe transgenderize them first) Russians bots are behind this ...

Posted by: illiniwek at January 22, 2018 09:39 AM (otAqJ)

99 Seeing red alright.
Friggin flying.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 22, 2018 09:40 AM (c0H1Z)

100 75. And she wasn't a pig.

Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 09:40 AM (tFdF9)

101 CBD, you might consider doing the work of Marcey Hawk.

You know, some of her work, you cross your eyes just right, you can get a 3-d image

Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2018 09:40 AM (2K6fY)

102 I've gone on paint nites and done better art than this..admittedly after one too many cocktails.

Posted by: IC at January 22, 2018 09:40 AM (Gz1Qv)

103
I'm sure this talented and tortured genius has a series of "Poo" canvases.

Poo #1
Poo Too
Poo Pi
...

Trot 'em out!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 22, 2018 09:40 AM (pNxlR)

104 That pig has a gift.

Posted by: Holland Carter at January 22, 2018 09:40 AM (eypvf)

105 In his early days Dreibeinerschwein really had to scrapple along, but he soon made some sales and brought home the bacon.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 09:40 AM (RD7QR)

106 DACA: maybe if they included this pig's work in the bill, it would be passed on the basis that it's got plenty of pork.

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at January 22, 2018 09:40 AM (9MlEz)

107 Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 09:36 AM (tFdF9)

Being a prodigy seems like it would be awful. You *start* at (or at least very near) the top of your skill and there simply isn't any way to grow very far. And then you grow up and are simply somewhat better at your skill than other adults and that is seen as a decline instead of being the obvious outcome of being at the top of ability so early. It seems like it's impossible to "win" in that situation.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 22, 2018 09:41 AM (rp9xB)

108 Hah! Followed the link. Naughty man.

Posted by: IC at January 22, 2018 09:41 AM (Gz1Qv)

109 Now, if you put some lipstick on Wilbur...?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:41 AM (W+vEI)

110 *sniggers*

Well done, gentlemorons.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 22, 2018 09:41 AM (p+Wdc)

111 Kind of reminds me of a windshield after running into a herd of grasshoppers just outside of Muskogee, Oklahoma.



With about 1/8th of a tank of washer fluid.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 09:41 AM (4dbPD)

112 Lon Chaney in Technicolor

Posted by: Fritz at January 22, 2018 09:42 AM (2Mnv1)

113 The bottom right red splotch is not in harmony with the rest of the work.

Posted by: Weasel at January 22, 2018 09:42 AM (8aWIY)

114 Art such as this dares you not to like it. I choose not to like.
Give me a Van Honthorst with tits anyday

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 09:42 AM (4u7kU)

115 >>Being a prodigy seems like it would be awful....

Great German movie about this (drama, not documentary) is "Vitus." Very sweet.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:42 AM (W+vEI)

116 POS.

Posted by: Under Fire's 6 yo Niece at January 22, 2018 09:43 AM (r9UYA)

117 OK, it's shit. Can we get back to the classical tradition of naked nymphs?

Posted by: George LeS at January 22, 2018 09:43 AM (+TcCF)

118 Mee-ee-eeh. It's no-o-o-o R-o-othk-o-o!

Posted by: Sheep art critic at January 22, 2018 09:43 AM (9MlEz)

119 I've got a lot of Tripp's work...starting at $1.99 per lb.

Posted by: Butcher at January 22, 2018 09:43 AM (wf3RQ)

120 "Painting soon became the focus of his life."


HAHAHAAAHAHAHAAAAHAHAAAhaahaaaaaaa...

No, seriously. Whose preschooler did this?

Posted by: red speck at January 22, 2018 09:43 AM (6Krd7)

121 I want my drawing back. Also my bacon.

Posted by: Refrigerator at January 22, 2018 09:43 AM (Ndje9)

122 This looks like something the national endowment for the arts would fund with our money. We funded this didn*t we?

Posted by: Archer at January 22, 2018 09:43 AM (gbWkA)

123 Now, if you put some lipstick on Wilbur...?
Posted by: Lizzy



He will insist on that snappy red sequined evening gown.
Don't do it. He's a pig when you feed his impulses.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 09:44 AM (4dbPD)

124 111 Kind of reminds me of a windshield after running into a herd of grasshoppers just outside of Muskogee, Oklahoma.



With about 1/8th of a tank of washer fluid.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 09:41 AM (4dbPD)

Pretty sure grasshoppers don't herd

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 09:44 AM (4u7kU)

125 joncelli smelled a rat right out of the chute, at comment #3. I guess I'm nothing if not obvious.

I blame CBD for being a bad influence in my life.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 09:44 AM (wPiJc)

126 "Wild Boars" by Rosa Bonheur

https://tinyurl.com/ybvdzsld

Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 09:44 AM (nwqNw)

127 >>In his early days Dreibeinerschwein really had to scrapple along, but he soon made some sales and brought home the bacon.


His work improved after his time in the Rindland.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:44 AM (W+vEI)

128 No, seriously. Whose preschooler did this?
Posted by: red speck at January 22, 2018 09:43 AM (6Krd7)
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I don't usually recommend this on CBD threads, due to years of experience, but - follow the link.

Posted by: bluebell at January 22, 2018 09:44 AM (kNasr)

129 We got porked.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 09:44 AM (8iiMU)

130
Surely he, too, had a Period Blood Period?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (pNxlR)

131 He dipped his balls in blue paint.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (1ISKN)

132 Even after clicking the link, it took me a while to get the Hamilton connection. Brain's moving slowly this morning.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (+F0Wk)

133 The only prodigy I knew had glaringly obvious social deficiencies (a lot like the really, really smart math majors I knew).

I'm no brainologist, but I became convinced something in the brain has to give something up in order to achieve the other spectacular thing.

The other influence was probably being thrown into adult situations with people who have worked for decades to be as good as you are at eleven or twelve, and you have to interact socially with them as equals. That can't help, either.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's boot stomping on the face of college football forever at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (ioAmn)

134 All my best jokes and hot takes have been well covered previously. No additional comment.

Posted by: jd at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (oUzmL)

135 joncelli smelled a rat right out of the chute, at comment #3. I guess I'm nothing if not obvious.

I blame CBD for being a bad influence in my life

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (wPiJc)

136

Arab MKs ejected from Knesset ahead of Pences address
Joint List MKs attempt to hold demonstration in Knesset against Vice President Pences visit, are removed from plenum.




Knesset Members from the predominantly Arab Joint List party were removed from the Knesset plenum Monday afternoon, shortly before Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Israeli legislature.

The Joint List MKs, who had earlier vowed to boycott Pences address, attempted to hold a protest in the Knesset Monday against the Trump administration, with some holding placards reading Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.

The protest, which was held in violation of Knesset regulations, was quickly broken up by Knesset officials, who escorted the MKs involved out of the chamber.

Moderates?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (5y11N)

137 Funny thing is, I would put this on my wall instead of a hundred other "real" paintings I've seen here. My one request would be to make the yellow a little brighter, a little less muddied. Other than that, it's perfect.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (fD4nI)

138 "Pigs on the Wing"
Pink Floyd

https://tinyurl.com/y85drmry

Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 09:46 AM (nwqNw)

139 Sigh, fine...ya want boobies? Here's in a chorus line...

https://tinyurl.com/hze89gp

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 09:46 AM (AM1GF)

140 I blame CBD for being a bad influence in my life
Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (wPiJc)
--------

It does bear repeating, Muldoon.

Posted by: bluebell at January 22, 2018 09:46 AM (kNasr)

141 I had no idea Lindsey Graham was such a talented artist. He really should leave politics to pursue his Muse.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 22, 2018 09:46 AM (bTraI)

142 Go long on pork bellies!

Posted by: Billy Ray Valentine at January 22, 2018 09:46 AM (wf3RQ)

143 They should rename this painting "US Senate"

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 09:46 AM (4u7kU)

144
I think the artist was trying to paint a plum tree, there.

I mean, he failed, but it's still art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 22, 2018 09:46 AM (CPk08)

145 Not art. Why? Because I think I could do that.

Posted by: Mark in Sandy UT at January 22, 2018 09:46 AM (xGX1p)

146 This is your brain on drugs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2018 09:47 AM (K1sgG)

147 Oops, hiccup in the Matrix at 135. Sorry.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 09:47 AM (wPiJc)

148 Okay. I guess it always, but not necessarily, pays to read the link so one doesn't go hog wild.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 22, 2018 09:47 AM (R5lpX)

149
I blame CBD for being a bad influence in my life
Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (wPiJc)


This whole place is nothing but circles of bad influences.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 22, 2018 09:47 AM (pNxlR)

150 Art is in a pig's eye of the beholder, amirite?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:47 AM (W+vEI)

151 Have you seen the little piggies
Crawling in the dirt....

Posted by: Bruce at January 22, 2018 09:47 AM (8ikIW)

152 107. her big advantage was she didn't have to agonize over career choice. Or worry about acceptance to art school.

Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 09:47 AM (tFdF9)

153 John Podesta has many of these types of paintings hanging on his bedroom wall.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 09:48 AM (r9UYA)

154 Baa-aa-a-d! Just sa-aa-a-d!

Posted by: Sheep art critic at January 22, 2018 09:48 AM (9MlEz)

155 The artist really should have taken up smoking hickory instead of weed; his taste would have been better developed.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 22, 2018 09:48 AM (bTraI)

156 >>Not art. Why? Because I think I could do that.

With three legs and no opposable thumbs?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:48 AM (W+vEI)

157 Other than that, it's perfect.





Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (fD4nI)

It *would* brighten a room.
Personally, I wouldn't call it 'art', in my beholden eye.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 09:49 AM (8iiMU)

158 Food should not be allowed to paint.

Posted by: Archer at January 22, 2018 09:49 AM (gbWkA)

159 This whole place is nothing but circles of bad influences.

And yet I wouldn't trade any of those circles for anything. Not even a case of Val U Rite.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at January 22, 2018 09:49 AM (PFy0L)

160 "You're so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece" -- GySgt Hartman

Posted by: Strategic Corporal USMC at January 22, 2018 09:49 AM (Q/rPc)

161 LOL. Youngest kidlet was talking to me this am about how to complete her art appreciation course with the research project. They are all very, very modern artists, so when I get her list of 'approved' artists, I will share. I will need horde-sourced input to help.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 22, 2018 09:49 AM (MIKMs)

162 Aw, Wilbur sounds suuuuueeeeeet!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:50 AM (W+vEI)

163 Two IED's explode in FL mall. Drudge

Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 09:50 AM (r9UYA)

164 Pretty sure grasshoppers don't herd

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 09:44 AM (4u7kU)


---

Don't they have some sort of tympanic organ?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's boot stomping on the face of college football forever at January 22, 2018 09:50 AM (ioAmn)

165 And this little piggy couldn*t paint and ended up on a BLT.

Posted by: Archer at January 22, 2018 09:50 AM (gbWkA)

166 Wee've heard all this artist has to say. He said the same thing all the way home.

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at January 22, 2018 09:51 AM (9MlEz)

167 156 >>Not art. Why? Because I think I could do that.

With three legs and no opposable thumbs?
Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:48 AM (W+vEI)


We now know that Mark has a weird looking nose.....

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 22, 2018 09:51 AM (CPk08)

168 Sometimes I look at a painting and I think, "I could do that," then I struggle for days or weeks to pull off a decent imitation. I've managed twice to get a good replication. Not the exact thing, but you can at least see its in the same neighborhood. Not as easy as it seems.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 09:51 AM (fD4nI)

169 The DMV line never grows or shrinks, it just stays the same, only the names change.

Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (17kTI)

170 >>Don't they have some sort of tympanic organ?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's boot stomping on the face of college football forever at January 22, 2018 09:50 AM (ioAmn)

I used to love to put my hands all over his tympany.

Posted by: Leonard Bernstein at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (eypvf)

171 That's a poke...I'm sure it's a poke, and I'm not going in it.

Posted by: Tripp at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (+y0ym)

172 Baconart!!!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (hMwEB)

173 Wilbur hit rock-bottom when the truffle habit kicked into high gear.

Posted by: Fritz at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (2Mnv1)

174 OK, we're far enough into this that I'd like to ask about the painting behind the gag.

A pig didn't do this, at least not on his own. The mask is too intentional and it's an entirely different technique.

So do we know who did this and when and why?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (fuK7c)

175
169 The DMV line never grows or shrinks, it just stays the same, only the names change.
Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (17kTI)


Perpetual motion machine?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (pNxlR)

176 The art... bad... the artist... tasty.

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (zSVEm)

177 Pretty sure grasshoppers don't herd
Posted by: sofa saver



Swarm.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (4dbPD)

178 Suddenly, I'm in the mood for bacon this morning.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2018 09:53 AM (+y0ym)

179 >>Two IED's explode in FL mall. Drudge


OK, back to reality.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:53 AM (W+vEI)

180 174 OK, we're far enough into this that I'd like to ask about the painting behind the gag.

A pig didn't do this, at least not on his own. The mask is too intentional and it's an entirely different technique.

So do we know who did this and when and why?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (fuK7c)


NASA. Those bastards fake everything.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 22, 2018 09:53 AM (CPk08)

181 177
Pretty sure grasshoppers don't herd
Posted by: sofa saver



Swarm.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (4dbPD)

Gaggle... gaggle of grasshoppers.

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 09:54 AM (zSVEm)

182 163 Two IED's explode in FL mall. Drudge

==

prayers

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 22, 2018 09:54 AM (hMwEB)

183 If a pig can master the "technique" then..................




Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 22, 2018 09:54 AM (ymnmz)

184 Geez, all the squealing from the Horde that hasn't followed the link yet is quite humorous. Stop being so pigheaded and read it already.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 22, 2018 09:54 AM (AJeMv)

185 Like obscenity, you know it when you see it.
I am afraid that I do not see the art thread this morning.
Expression just does not do it for me.
Any suggestions of pieces that might change my mind?

Posted by: Downcast at January 22, 2018 09:54 AM (xmLkE)

186 The mask is his snout.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 22, 2018 09:54 AM (Ndje9)

187 163. Cannot belive the Muzzies would do something to accomdate the govenment shutdown, I know I am early, but who else builds IED's.

Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 09:54 AM (17kTI)

188 I'm suffering from pork overdose.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 22, 2018 09:55 AM (QQ+il)

189 163
Two IED's explode in FL mall. Drudge



Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 09:50 AM (r9UYA)

Huh. They actually described the perp. Why? Because he was a "middle-aged white man".
And, the two anchor-chickies in the beginning were cute.

Posted by: Anchorbabe fashion cop at January 22, 2018 09:55 AM (8iiMU)

190 Swarm.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (4dbPD)

Gaggle... gaggle of grasshoppers.
Posted by: krak

Groupon of grasshoppers

Posted by: Bruce at January 22, 2018 09:55 AM (8ikIW)

191 187

163. Cannot belive the Muzzies would do something to accomdate the govenment shutdown, I know I am early, but who else builds IED's.
Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 09:54 AM (17kTI)

Evangelicals... obviously...

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 09:55 AM (zSVEm)

192 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 09:49 AM (8iiMU)



Yes, it would indeed brighten a room. The first thing I look at in a painting is color. Subject matter is way down the list. I choose art by color. Of course, this is coming from a person with an orange and white and Aqua living room. So there's that.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 09:55 AM (fD4nI)

193
186 The mask is his snout.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 22, 2018 09:54 AM (Ndje9)


Her snout -- that's Lena D

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 22, 2018 09:55 AM (pNxlR)

194 This artist was too gristly.

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at January 22, 2018 09:55 AM (9MlEz)

195 161. She just needs to say she can sense the energy behind the work and feel the artist's alienation.

Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 09:56 AM (tFdF9)

196 Grasshoppers are seen and not herd.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 22, 2018 09:56 AM (xBSm0)

197 It's a pain in the ass, but is it art?

No

Posted by: CN at January 22, 2018 09:56 AM (W4xXw)

198 135 joncelli smelled a rat right out of the chute, at comment #3. I guess I'm nothing if not obvious.

I blame CBD for being a bad influence in my life
Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (wPiJc)

DILDO, man. The bad influence is in the name!

(And to tell you how boring my life is, all I could think when I read Muldoon's comment was "HA! So somebody out there knows my hash!" Yes, I spend too much time here.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 09:56 AM (RD7QR)

199 This painting could really use a happy little cloud or two.

Posted by: zombie bob ross at January 22, 2018 09:56 AM (ctuyM)

200 I'll bet Henry Waxman could do a better job.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2018 09:56 AM (+y0ym)

201 Dreibeinerschweinehund.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 22, 2018 09:56 AM (/qEW2)

202 189
163

Two IED's explode in FL mall. Drudge

No one was hurt or injured.




Posted by: Anchorbabe fashion cop at January 22, 2018 09:56 AM (8iiMU)

203
CC!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 22, 2018 09:57 AM (pNxlR)

204 i think puppeh has spring fevah

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 22, 2018 09:57 AM (hMwEB)

205 A murder of grasshoppers
A flock of grasshoppers
A checker of grasshoppers
A parallelogram of grasshoppers
A graviton of grasshoppers
A crap load of grasshoppers

Posted by: Archer at January 22, 2018 09:57 AM (gbWkA)

206 198

And to tell you how boring my life is, all I could think when I read Muldoon's comment was "HA! So somebody out there knows my hash!" Yes, I spend too much time here.)
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 09:56 AM (RD7QR)

Admitting there is a proble, is the 1st Step...

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 09:57 AM (zSVEm)

207 >>... who else builds IED's.


Antifa, ELF/ALF, bullied teens?
But you're probably right with your first guess, sadly.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 09:57 AM (W+vEI)

208 It's interesting how the two main colors, yellow and purple, are opposites--compliments. They provide visual stability for the piece. Mr. Dreibeinerschwein then accents these two colors with their adjacents: red and green, which are also compliments. This gives the work a visual sparkle. The star-like form created by the purple give the work movement, and by rotating it slightly anti-clockwise, provides drama. The solid turquoise shape on the left, off-center, seems incongruous at first, but when it is realized by the viewer that it lies on top of everything else, it creates a weight that holds down the motion of the painting, keeping it from exploding off the canvas.

Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 09:57 AM (nwqNw)

209 Sow much beauty.

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at January 22, 2018 09:57 AM (9MlEz)

210 I'm happy with the fact that I have a large, very well executed pastiche of a Van Honthorst hanging in my kitchen. I can look at that when CBD puts up something this gauche

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 09:58 AM (4u7kU)

211 Her snout -- that's Lena D
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot
-----------

So. It's not as boaring as it might be.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2018 09:58 AM (+y0ym)

212 Wilbur once quipped, "All critics are swine, but not all swine are critics."

Posted by: Fritz at January 22, 2018 09:58 AM (2Mnv1)

213 I clean my paint brushes on a piece of plywood in the garage that looks a lot like that painting.

Who knew I was an artist.

Now I can sell that plywood and put my son through college.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 22, 2018 09:58 AM (ATVNj)

214 A crap load of grasshoppers





Posted by: Archer at January 22, 2018 09:57 AM (gbWkA)

Pffft!
A hopper of grasshoppers!

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 09:58 AM (8iiMU)

215 There was actually a modern "artist" named Francis Bacon. He wouldn't have left any descendants though.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 22, 2018 09:59 AM (/qEW2)

216 >>... who else builds IED's.


Antifa, ELF/ALF, bullied teens?

CIA?

Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 09:59 AM (r9UYA)

217 Scam.

I'm about to do my own canvas. I just haven't decided on final colors yet. If these "artists" can scam everyone, so can I.

Posted by: dagny at January 22, 2018 09:59 AM (16bxt)

218 215

There was actually a modern "artist" named Francis Bacon. He wouldn't have left any descendants though.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 22, 2018 09:59 AM (/qEW2)

Ah, I see... a Mapplethorpe protege, perhaps???

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:00 AM (zSVEm)

219 This is a great follow-on to the links CBD provided on the ONT.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 22, 2018 10:00 AM (ctuyM)

220 217
Scam.

I'm about to do my own canvas. I just haven't decided on final colors yet. If these "artists" can scam everyone, so can I.



Posted by: dagny at January 22, 2018 09:59 AM (16bxt)

The problem I would have is keeping a straight face.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 10:00 AM (8iiMU)

221 Pipe bombs are a lot more common than one might think. Hundreds of incidents a year. Usually to no or little effect. Almost entirely on property.

My guess - disgruntled worker.

Posted by: blaster at January 22, 2018 10:00 AM (Z5y53)

222 I would add more boaring remarks, but I don't want to be trotterlogical.

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at January 22, 2018 10:00 AM (9MlEz)

223 I have tried in the past to call a group of insects what it takes to clean them up.

A gallon of Grasshoppers.
A vacuume of Spiders.
A swat of Flies.

Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 10:00 AM (17kTI)

224 Two IED's explode in FL mall. Drudge

No one was hurt or injured.

____________________________________

I had two IUDs explode once.

Half the football team of West Central Arkansas Community College were hurt.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at January 22, 2018 10:01 AM (ATVNj)

225 Last time I had to go into the DMV they called a guy to get his license, "Mohammad Mohammad Mohannad." Sent me and my son into fits of laughter although we should have duck and covered.

Posted by: dagny at January 22, 2018 10:01 AM (16bxt)

226 208 It's interesting how the two main colors, yellow and purple, are opposites--compliments. They provide visual stability for the piece. Mr. Dreibeinerschwein then accents these two colors with their adjacents: red and green, which are also compliments. This gives the work a visual sparkle. The star-like form created by the purple give the work movement, and by rotating it slightly anti-clockwise, provides drama. The solid turquoise shape on the left, off-center, seems incongruous at first, but when it is realized by the viewer that it lies on top of everything else, it creates a weight that holds down the motion of the painting, keeping it from exploding off the canvas.


Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 09:57 AM (nwqNw)


No. It's a plum tree with a bird in it.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 22, 2018 10:01 AM (CPk08)

227 A fistful of grasshoppers!

/Shaolin monk

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 10:01 AM (wPiJc)

228 *all mohammads

Posted by: dagny at January 22, 2018 10:01 AM (16bxt)

229 WTF?!

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 22, 2018 10:01 AM (+Dllb)

230 Pretty sure grasshoppers don't herd
----------------------
What do you call a mass of grasshoppers then?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 10:02 AM (YV+SU)

231 So. It's not as boaring as it might be.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2018 09:58 AM


It's s'us scrofa-ing around.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 22, 2018 10:02 AM (ctuyM)

232 IED goes off in a mall and no one was hurt because no one goes to malls any more.

Too soon?

Posted by: Archer at January 22, 2018 10:02 AM (gbWkA)

233 It is Mohammads, all the way down....

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:02 AM (zSVEm)

234 I just watched a semi from Pooky's work rumble past after seeing one go the opposite direction ten minutes ago. I'm guessing the blizzard got so bad in the country that he had to turn around. Come home, Pooky, before I have to send out the St. Bernard's! We don't have any whiskey in the house, so the little barrel would have to be rum.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 22, 2018 10:02 AM (XKZwp)

235 It was originally going to be called 'Clean Up in Aisle Three' apparently inspired during short term employment at Home Depot before he became famous.

Posted by: DaveD at January 22, 2018 10:02 AM (P5fqQ)

236 >>What do you call a mass of grasshoppers then?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 10:02 AM (YV+SU)

A squadron.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM (eypvf)

237 230 Pretty sure grasshoppers don't herd
----------------------
What do you call a mass of grasshoppers then?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 10:02 AM (YV+SU)

Annoying...

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM (zSVEm)

238 173
Wilbur hit rock-bottom when the truffle habit kicked into high gear.


Posted by: Fritz at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (2Mnv1)

But it wasn't until he woke up next to Miss Piggy after a night of "makin' bacon" that he realized how grave his situation really was.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM (jxbfJ)

239 "Mohammad Mohammad Mohannad."


There was a comedy show on Al Jazeera by that name. It was a ripoff of My Mother the Car, but instead of a car it was a goat.

Posted by: Bruce at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM (8ikIW)

240 Needs boobs.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM (j4+BF)

241 We now return you to your regular programming.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM (wPiJc)

242 Pitcher of Grasshoppers

Posted by: My old KY home at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM (4u7kU)

243 Funny pull quote on FL from the popo: We dont know what he was trying to achieve.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Huge Yakman Lookalike at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM (p9GKy)

244 This gives the work a visual sparkle. The star-like form created by the
purple give the work movement, and by rotating it slightly
anti-clockwise, provides drama. The solid turquoise shape on the left,
off-center, seems incongruous at first, but when it is realized by the
viewer that it lies on top of everything else, it creates a weight that
holds down the motion of the painting, keeping it from exploding off the
canvas.
=====

Kris, very good! Youngest told me she didn't need help with the bs analysis, just needed help with context.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM (MIKMs)

245 If you didn't know it was painted by a barnyard animal, would you like it? I like it, pig and all.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 10:04 AM (fD4nI)

246 Okay. I get the picture, but what purpose does the green serve?

It's as though it was an afterthought.

Look. If you're not going to seriously commit to green in such a painting, why tease us with it?

I mean, really.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 22, 2018 10:04 AM (ATVNj)

247 That's it

It's a picture of grasshoppers

Posted by: My old KY home at January 22, 2018 10:04 AM (4u7kU)

248 Mish McConnell is laying out the terms of the immigration debate.

The gubmint must be open, he says, before anything will happen.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 10:04 AM (8iiMU)

249 Well done Archer, well done.

Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 10:04 AM (17kTI)

250 What do you call a mass of grasshoppers then?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 10:02 AM (YV+SU)

Any large passel of insects flying around is called a Swarm.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 22, 2018 10:05 AM (R5lpX)

251 Pretty sure grasshoppers don't herd
----------------------
What do you call a mass of grasshoppers then?
Posted by: Puddin Head



Swarm.

Yeah. I cheated. Bing is your friend.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 10:05 AM (4dbPD)

252 There was a comedy show on Al Jazeera by that name.
________________________________

Did you just use the word "comedy" in the same sentence as "Al Jazeera"?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 22, 2018 10:05 AM (ATVNj)

253 The green is it's "value"

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:05 AM (4u7kU)

254 >>Any large passel of insects flying around is called a Swarm.
Posted by: Traveling Man at January 22, 2018 10:05 AM (R5lpX)

What if they're not flying?

Posted by: Bob Marley at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (eypvf)

255 Needs boobs.
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:03 AM


Yoo hoo! We're available for you big boy, singly or in tandem.

Posted by: Lena and Trigglypuff at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (ctuyM)

256 Looks tumultuous.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, critic de Cinema Verite at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (ylUqT)

257 251

Swarm.

Yeah. I cheated. Bing is your friend.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 10:05 AM (4dbPD)

Bing is your friend... Google is your------

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (zSVEm)

258 Why are we going to find the govt and leave inmigsrtion open to debate?! Wtf is wrong with these assholes. No one wants a bipartisan solution. Not a single person. We are in power-use it you fucking bitches!!!!

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (gcH/9)

259 A pitcher of grasshoppers is sublime if you have fresh limes and good gin.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (fuK7c)

260 My dad said as kids they made bombs out of pipes and strike anywhere match tips.Yeah,boys like to blow shit up.

Posted by: steevy at January 22, 2018 10:07 AM (LiyEm)

261 Did you just use the word "comedy" in the same sentence as "Al Jazeera"?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot

They thought it was humorous enough to not kill the gay creator of the show, until the next day

Posted by: Bruce at January 22, 2018 10:07 AM (8ikIW)

262 Dreibeiner Tripod TFF

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 22, 2018 10:07 AM (BtQd4)

263 Defense funding should NEVER be tied to anything. Period. Full stop.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 22, 2018 10:07 AM (gcH/9)

264 >>... who else builds IED's.


Antifa, ELF/ALF, bullied teens?
But you're probably right with your first guess, sadly.



If they are plain and functional, I would suspect Mennonites.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (QQ+il)

265 The movie "I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing" had a great scene chock full o' art critic crap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn1J0iE9QzE

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (qJtVm)

266 A tornado of grasshoppers - A Hoppernado!

Posted by: Archer at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (gbWkA)

267 Mcconnell needs to go. At first chance. He needs to go.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (gcH/9)

268 227 A fistful of grasshoppers!

/Shaolin monk
Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 10:01 AM (wPiJc)

So Master Po has grown really close to his pupil? [Waggles eyebrows]

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (RD7QR)

269 Unlike the Democrats, at least the pig is smart enough to not use his own feces as a medium.

Posted by: Fritz at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (2Mnv1)

270 >>248 Mish McConnell is laying out the terms of the immigration debate.

This concerns me.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (r9UYA)

271 Ha! Varney just played a clip from 2013 of Schumer calling a shutdown a 'policy of idiocy'.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (8iiMU)

272 Obviously Federal Paint Brush control has failed due to #SchumerShutdown.

Or the Opiod crisis.

Posted by: DaveA at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (FhXTo)

273 31 Drop Cloth #7

Estimated Sale Price $300,000
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 22, 2018 09:31 AM (tMFgx)

Not that funny. Cleanup workers hauled off a $100k piece of splatter sheetrock from a city building in Atlanta thinking it was trash.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 22, 2018 10:09 AM (BtQd4)

274 DACA should have been dealt with swiftly by Ryan and McConnell when Obama violated the Constitution and law by issuing his executive order.

Now we have to deal with the aftermath, which they both are incapable of doing properly.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 22, 2018 10:09 AM (ATVNj)

275 What if they're not flying?
Posted by: Bob Marley at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (eypvf)

Then that would be a large passel. Like a passel of Fire Ants just crawled up my leg. /jk

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 22, 2018 10:09 AM (R5lpX)

276 I have not read the comments yet. Was this a CBD joke? This artist is a fictional character right?

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:09 AM (3QAtO)

277 >>Did you just use the word "comedy" in the same sentence as "Al Jazeera"?

Only time that's ever been true:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS4v_kj9rw4

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmw7VbegrNs

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 10:09 AM (W+vEI)

278 245 If you didn't know it was painted by a barnyard animal, would you like it? I like it, pig and all.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 10:04 AM (fD4nI)

No. My first reaction was that it was too chaotic. There was no sense of a plan or coherence in the composition. After finding out it was made by a pig, it made sense. It's like "paintings" by elephants.

Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 10:10 AM (nwqNw)

279 221 Pipe bombs are a lot more common than one might think. Hundreds of incidents a year. Usually to no or little effect. Almost entirely on property.

My guess - disgruntled worker.
Posted by: blaster at January 22, 2018 10:00 AM (Z5y53)

That reminds me, I'll probably be getting laid off tomorrow.

Posted by: josephistan at January 22, 2018 10:10 AM (7HtZB)

280 Okay I should have read the very bottom of the post.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:10 AM (3QAtO)

281 275 What if they're not flying?
Posted by: Bob Marley at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (eypvf)

Then that would be a large passel. Like a passel of Fire Ants just crawled up my leg. /jk
Posted by: Traveling Man at January 22, 2018 10:09 AM (R5lpX)

Have you seen my beard?

Posted by: Bob Marley at January 22, 2018 10:10 AM (eypvf)

282 259 A pitcher of grasshoppers is sublime if you have fresh limes and good gin.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (fuK7c)

I aint drinking no fucking mint

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:11 AM (4u7kU)

283 272 Obviously Federal Paint Brush control has failed due to #SchumerShutdown.

Or the Opiod crisis.
Posted by: DaveA at January 22, 2018 10:08 AM (FhXTo)


So... has " Opioid Crisis" bumped the " Obesity Epidemic" from the #1 spot of the Chart of Woes ??

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:11 AM (zSVEm)

284 In theory I am next in line, so have a good day eveyone.

Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 10:11 AM (17kTI)

285 DACA should have been dealt with swiftly by Ryan and McConnell when Obama violated the Constitution and law by issuing his executive order.

Now we have to deal with the aftermath, which they both are incapable of doing properly.



They.were.in.on.it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 22, 2018 10:11 AM (QQ+il)

286 >>The movie "I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing" had a great scene chock full o' art critic crap:



Have you seen "[untitled]"? Indie film mocking modern art..

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 10:11 AM (W+vEI)

287 It's wonderful to see the humanism of Rembrandt, Velasquez, and Michelangelo continued into our own day!

Posted by: Brown Line at January 22, 2018 10:12 AM (S6ArX)

288 279 221 Pipe bombs are a lot more common than one might think. Hundreds of incidents a year. Usually to no or little effect. Almost entirely on property.

My guess - disgruntled worker.
Posted by: blaster at January 22, 2018 10:00 AM (Z5y53)

That reminds me, I'll probably be getting laid off tomorrow.
Posted by: josephistan at January 22, 2018 10:10 AM (7HtZB)

Got any spare C4? (I keed, I keed.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 10:12 AM (RD7QR)

289
So... has " Opioid Crisis" bumped the " Obesity Epidemic" from the #1 spot of the Chart of Woes ??
Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:11 AM (zSVEm)
---
It's a Wheel of Woe that spins and spins...

Obesity Epidemic is right next to Food Deserts.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 10:12 AM (qJtVm)

290 Holy shit.

Posted by: Rdbrewer at January 22, 2018 10:12 AM (V8g6R)

291 Have you seen my beard?
Posted by: Bob Marley

Have you seen mine?

...The JEF...

Posted by: Bruce at January 22, 2018 10:12 AM (8ikIW)

292 LOL.

It is interesting that we have Varney (British) and this Nick Adam guy (Aussie) on FBN being immigration hawks for America.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 10:12 AM (8iiMU)

293 So tomorrow are we going to get a kosher painting? This one has definite anti-Semitic undertones.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 10:13 AM (fD4nI)

294 Have you seen "[untitled]"? Indie film mocking modern art..
Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 10:11 AM (W+vEI)

Why no, I have not.

I'll have lots of free time to view movies, so thanks.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 10:13 AM (qJtVm)

295 Not much I can add that hasn't already been said. Except CBD hates us. Again.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 22, 2018 10:13 AM (zRZaJ)

296 Art dealers took a real bath on this. Hogwash.

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at January 22, 2018 10:13 AM (9MlEz)

297 Dreamers vs Deplorables

Illegals vs citizens

Democrats vs Republicans

Media vs Truth

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:14 AM (3QAtO)

298 Ha! I knew that story without looking it up!

The Wilbur is a lovely touch on the name.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 22, 2018 10:15 AM (mf5HN)

299 howdy

Posted by: ThunderB at January 22, 2018 10:15 AM (5rCam)

300 260 My dad said as kids they made bombs out of pipes and strike anywhere match tips.Yeah,boys like to blow shit up.
Posted by: steevy at January 22, 2018 10:07 AM (LiyEm)


Remember the "Don't do this!" PSAs about match heads and empty CO2 cartridges way back when?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 22, 2018 10:15 AM (di1hb)

301 A swarm of grasshoppers (locusts) were called a plague in biblical times.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 22, 2018 10:15 AM (mpXpK)

302 OT... I guess.. but I expect a massive ramp up of societal Bad News, now that there is a lot of Good Things happening in the country....

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:15 AM (zSVEm)

303 Insomniac, that is why you need to look at Marcey Hawk

Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2018 10:16 AM (2K6fY)

304 >>Following his death, a private memorial dinner was held in his honor by his family for a few select guests.

Art you can eat!

Posted by: Caliban at January 22, 2018 10:16 AM (eypvf)

305 Oops - it's "(untitled)":

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1132193/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_17

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 10:16 AM (W+vEI)

306 I have not read the comments yet. Was this a CBD joke? This artist is a fictional character right?

Posted by: Roc Ingersol


A very real three-legged pot-bellied pig, actually...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 10:16 AM (AM1GF)

307 221 Pipe bombs are a lot more common than one might think. Hundreds of incidents a year. Usually to no or little effect. Almost entirely on property.
My guess - disgruntled worker.

all you need is black powder and a fuse, not hard to get. Everything else you can get at Home Depot.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 22, 2018 10:16 AM (V2Yro)

308 Ah! I just clicked the link. (When all else fails, follow the directions!)

By the way, can pigs see in color? I've read that dogs see only in black and white.

Posted by: Brown Line at January 22, 2018 10:17 AM (S6ArX)

309 302 OT... I guess.. but I expect a massive ramp up of societal Bad News, now that there is a lot of Good Things happening in the country....
Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:15 AM (zSVEm)

Oh yes. Trump's budget cuts will lead to locusts, new forms of venereal disease, and an alarming shortage of tofu. LA, Seattle, and NYC hardest hit.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 10:17 AM (RD7QR)

310 So tomorrow are we going to get a kosher painting? This one has definite anti-Semitic undertones.
Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 10:13 AM (fD4nI)Mm


So this painting is the Swine Jew?

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:17 AM (3QAtO)

311 According to Rassmusrn poll Trump's approval has fallen about 10% from Friday until today
This would seem to indicate people are blaming him
But of course Rasmussen always jacks his trump poll up on Friday do that it will stay up for 3 days

Posted by: Yeah at January 22, 2018 10:17 AM (wTFk3)

312 301 A swarm of grasshoppers (locusts) were called a plague in biblical times.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 22, 2018 10:15 AM (mpXpK)


Just a local matter, really, not worth writing a Book over....

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:17 AM (zSVEm)

313 There was no sense of a plan or coherence in the composition. After finding out it was made by a pig, it made sense. It's like "paintings" by elephants.


I said a thing upthread which I'd like your opinion on. I don't believe it was a pig, or at least not an unguided pig. The swishes of purple and red are one technique, the blue mask is thick and different and done on another day.

So I think there is some human's intentionality behind this.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 10:19 AM (fuK7c)

314 Vee have no interest in "acquiring" dis painting

Posted by: Mr. Himmler at January 22, 2018 10:19 AM (4u7kU)

315 311 According to Rassmusrn poll Trump's approval has fallen about 10% from Friday until today
This would seem to indicate people are blaming him
But of course Rasmussen always jacks his trump poll up on Friday do that it will stay up for 3 days
Posted by: Yeah at January 22, 2018 10:17 AM (wTFk3)

Oh that's baaaaad... good thing the Presidency is not part of American Idol.....

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:20 AM (zSVEm)

316 OK, we're far enough into this that I'd like to ask about the painting behind the gag.

A pig didn't do this, at least not on his own. The mask is too intentional and it's an entirely different technique.

So do we know who did this and when and why?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 09:52 AM (fuK7c)



I thought it was a mask too. It's not. It's an impression of a snout.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 22, 2018 10:20 AM (mf5HN)

317 This needs to be spread far and wide: The difference between a Trump shut down and the Obama shutdown? Well Trump's Dept of Interior/Parks was not instructed ( or feel it appropriate) to go out of its way to seal off access to our national parks.



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Posted by: Publius Redux at January 22, 2018 10:20 AM (Fb9aZ)

318 CBD is trolling us.

Posted by: ALH at January 22, 2018 10:20 AM (7DwnJ)

319 Posted by: Yeah at January 22, 2018 10:17 AM (wTFk3)



Wow, that would be really interesting. If Trump was in an election this week.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 10:20 AM (fD4nI)

320 I said a thing upthread which I'd like your opinion on. I don't believe it was a pig, or at least not an unguided pig. The swishes of purple and red are one technique, the blue mask is thick and different and done on another day.

So I think there is some human's intentionality behind this.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


If by "technique" you mean "dipped the pig's snout in blue paint and pressed it upon the canvas", then yes, you're absolutely right...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 10:20 AM (AM1GF)

321 Possibly silly question for all your smart military bloggers. Is a homemade pipe bomb realistically comparable in destructive force to the IED's used in Iraq and Afghanistan? Because when I see the term IED, that's immediately what I think of: the kind that killed and injured many of our troops. If they aren't comparable then IMHO I would suggest we not refer to run of the mill pipe bombs as "IEDs" even if they are, literally, improvised explosive devices, because it's misleading. Just my 2 cents.

Posted by: Secret Square at January 22, 2018 10:20 AM (+HoK2)

322 Damn!

Em-barrelling for me - sorry guys - I go willingly

Posted by: Publius Redux at January 22, 2018 10:21 AM (Fb9aZ)

323 Remember the "Don't do this!" PSAs about match heads and empty CO2 cartridges way back when?
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 22, 2018 10:15 AM (di1hb)
---
I remember those! Blasting caps were lying in wait everywhere!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 10:21 AM (qJtVm)

324 According to Rassmusrn poll Trump's approval has fallen about 10% from Friday until today
This would seem to indicate people are blaming him
But of course Rasmussen always jacks his trump poll up on Friday do that it will stay up for 3 days
Posted by: Yeah at January 22, 2018 10:17 AM (wTFk3)

A constant barrage of negative media will do that....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 22, 2018 10:21 AM (7uYFy)

325 PubRedux to the Barrel...PubRedux to the Barrel...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 10:21 AM (AM1GF)

326 Posted by: Publius Redux at January 22, 2018 10:20 AM (Fb9aZ)

That's the Long Version of the story....

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:21 AM (zSVEm)

327 Oh lawdy.

Posted by: grammie winger - How many days till Spring Training? at January 22, 2018 10:21 AM (fD4nI)

328 311 According to Rassmusrn poll Trump's approval has fallen about 10% from Friday until today "

puh-lease.

My view on the state of polling today is that identical polls conducted on the same day will have a +/- range of ten points. Their claims that of their so-called range of uncertainty is total bullshit.

Whether a poll tells me something I like, or something I don't like, I now believe that the mathematical basis of all polling is completely false and the results are purely random clustering, often slanted by the pollster.

Or, in other words, about as accurate as what you would get if you asked a Druid to look at some pigeon entrails.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 22, 2018 10:21 AM (V2Yro)

329 Come to me, Publius, I love you looooong time.

Posted by: The Barrel at January 22, 2018 10:21 AM (RD7QR)

330 Polls ?

Hahaha

Posted by: jsg at January 22, 2018 10:22 AM (gs8be)

331 Wow, a PSA wrapped in the barrel.

We thank you for the one, Publius, and the barrel thanks you for the other

Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2018 10:22 AM (2K6fY)

332 The Barrel will show Publius who the real perv is.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 10:22 AM (qJtVm)

333 Publius Redux.

Your time in the barrel will not be short. And you will not enjoy it.

Posted by: blaster at January 22, 2018 10:23 AM (Z5y53)

334 317


Re posted - in non margin blowing fashion - hopefully:

This needs to be spread far and wide: The difference between a Trump
shut down and the Obama shutdown? Well Trump's Dept of Interior/Parks
was not instructed (or feel it appropriate) to go out of its way to
seal off access to our national parks.



Park roads,
lookouts, trails, and open-air memorials will generally remain accessible to
visitors, but there will be no NPS-provided visitor services, including
restrooms, trash collection, facilities and roads maintenance (including
plowing), and public information. As a general rule, if a facility or area is
locked or secured during non-business hours (buildings, gated parking lots,
etc.) it should be locked or secured for the duration of the shutdown.

In general,
enforcement actions should be reactive rather than proactive. Parks should not
take measures to keep visitors out of an area unless access presents a serious
and imminent threat to human life, safety, or health, or a serious and imminent
threat to the condition of a sensitive natural or cultural resource.


Full announcement here:

https://tinyurl.com/yclj7mmw



Posted by: Publius Redux at January 22, 2018 10:23 AM (Fb9aZ)

335 There's "art" in the Barrel. But it weren't no pig what made it, and it ain't paint...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 10:23 AM (AM1GF)

336 Oink oink.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:23 AM (NWiLs)

337 >>>I said a thing upthread which I'd like your opinion on. I don't believe it was a pig, or at least not an unguided pig. The swishes of purple and red are one technique, the blue mask is thick and different and done on another day. So I think there is some human's intentionality behind this.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 10:19 AM (fuK7c)

See what I have to put up with?

Posted by: Wilbur at January 22, 2018 10:23 AM (eypvf)

338 The polls are right folks,it's going to be an early night....

Posted by: steevy at January 22, 2018 10:23 AM (LiyEm)

339 278. Except the artist could define the inspiration for that piece as 'chaos'. The only discordant piece to my eye was the aqua blue blob, I guess his hoof print. I couldn't access the link so I thought it really was a bonged up painter.

Posted by: kall4sto at January 22, 2018 10:24 AM (ggZRr)

340 75% of the public does not even know the government is shut down.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:24 AM (3QAtO)

341 So I think there is some human's intentionality behind this.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


********

Oh, no doubt. I believe you are correct. The snout imprint (Mardi Gras mask image) was almost certainly done by the pig's handler pressing the canvas against the pig's nose by hand. Unsmeared. As with most stuff like this, there really is no "animal loves to paint" element.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 10:24 AM (wPiJc)

342 Nobody used "pigments" in this entire thread.

We're slipping.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 10:24 AM (AM1GF)

343 332
The Barrel will show Publius who the real perv is.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 10:22 AM (qJtVm)

****
It already know Eris . . it knows all too well.
When you stare too long into the emptiness that is the barrel, it stares into you.

Posted by: Publius Redux at January 22, 2018 10:25 AM (Fb9aZ)

344 335 There's "art" in the Barrel. But it weren't no pig what made it, and it ain't paint...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 10:23 AM (AM1GF)
---
Publius, do NOT press your snout in the "paint".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 22, 2018 10:25 AM (qJtVm)

345 342 Nobody used "pigments" in this entire thread.

We're slipping.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 10:24 AM (AM1GF)

I didn't want to hog all the puns.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:25 AM (NWiLs)

346 Monday morning barrel has to be the worst.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 22, 2018 10:26 AM (xBSm0)

347 Swarm.

Yeah. I cheated. Bing is your friend.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 10:05 AM (4dbPD)


Cloud

According to Duck Duck Go

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 22, 2018 10:26 AM (+F0Wk)

348 Well, we can't eat him all at once, he's a helluva damn fine pig!

Posted by: Just the Punchline at January 22, 2018 10:26 AM (QQ+il)

349 I had one of these paintings, but money was tight so I had to hock it.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:27 AM (NWiLs)

350 347 Swarm.

Yeah. I cheated. Bing is your friend.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 10:05 AM (4dbPD)

Cloud

According to Duck Duck Go
Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 22, 2018 10:26 AM (+F0Wk)

Seems to me it would be better to call it an omigod or holyshit of locusts.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 10:27 AM (RD7QR)

351 347
Swarm.

Yeah. I cheated. Bing is your friend.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 10:05 AM (4dbPD)

Cloud

According to Duck Duck Go
Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 22, 2018 10:26 AM (+F0Wk)


I'm waiting for Puffin to weigh in on this matter....

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:27 AM (zSVEm)

352 The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey slapping paint on a canvas for an infinite amount of time will almost surely paint a Mona Lisa.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:27 AM (3QAtO)

353
SOME
CRAP

Posted by: Charlotte 4X4 at January 22, 2018 10:27 AM (QQ+il)

354 348 Well, we can't eat him all at once, he's a helluva damn fine pig!
Posted by: Just the Punchline at January 22, 2018 10:26 AM (QQ+il)

Some pig?

Posted by: Charlotte, being a gracious hostess at January 22, 2018 10:28 AM (RD7QR)

355 I know this is not the pet thread but I'm gonna highjack it anyhow.
I will get a get a dog in a couple of months.
I might go for a pound puppy. However, I'm leaning in the direction of a breed. My favorite dog in the world is the Alita. My brother had several and I loved them.
Very pretty, and very intelligent. Every bit of research tells me they're intensely loyal, calm and gentle. They're universally described as cat like. I think that refers to independence and the possibility they might be aloof. They have a tendency to some feline grooming.
Negatives: they're very dominant so their place in the pack needs to be firmly established. They also have to be intentionally socialized.
They shed underfur twice a year.
They can be expensive.

Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 22, 2018 10:28 AM (nBr1j)

356 I want to see paintings of titties,painted using titties....

Posted by: steevy at January 22, 2018 10:28 AM (LiyEm)

357 Double D, double E, double P, double L, ...

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at January 22, 2018 10:29 AM (9MlEz)

358 The pig must have had a sty in his eye when he painted this.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:29 AM (3QAtO)

359 Wow, a PSA wrapped in the barrel.

We thank you for the one, Publius, and the barrel thanks you for the other
Posted by: Kindltot



I can handle scroll blowing. It's margin blowing that kills me.
Margin blowing reduced the print to 3 point font.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (4dbPD)

360 Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??

Posted by: A close friend of sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (4u7kU)

361 I just wonder if they named him 'Trip' because of the three-legged thing.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (wPiJc)

362 Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 22, 2018 10:28 AM (nBr1j)

I think your like of them are similar to the like of grandchildren over children. You may feel different if you are the primary caregiver.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:31 AM (3QAtO)

363 Lon Chaney in Technicolor

Tammy Fay Bakker.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 22, 2018 10:31 AM (tRaq7)

364 Knesset Members from the predominantly Arab Joint
List party were removed from the Knesset plenum Monday afternoon,
shortly before Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Israeli
legislature.



The Joint List MKs, who had earlier vowed to boycott Pences address,
attempted to hold a protest in the Knesset Monday against the Trump
administration, with some holding placards reading Jerusalem is the
capital of Palestine.



The protest, which was held in violation of Knesset regulations, was
quickly broken up by Knesset officials, who escorted the MKs involved
out of the chamber.



Moderates?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2018 09:45 AM (5y11N)

Joint List?
If you've got 'em, smoke 'em.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 22, 2018 10:31 AM (gB1fy)

365 when I worked at a senior center one of the students kept asking me how to paint an explosion. He was obsessing about this. Finally I told him to imagine he was an explosion and do a self portrait.

Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 10:32 AM (ggZRr)

366 Em-barrelling for me - sorry guys - I go willingly


Posted by: Publius Redux at January 22, 2018 10:21 AM (Fb9aZ)

While you are in the Barrel, put a blank canvas on the floor and step on it a few times.
Voila!

Art!

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 10:32 AM (8iiMU)

367 Gonna buy me a few of these and then salt them away for when they go up in value.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 22, 2018 10:32 AM (ymnmz)

368 Love the blue imprint of his piggy nose on the background of yellow. Looks like a mask. Is Tripp trying to say his piggies masks an artistic soul? Well never know. A mystery for the ages.

Posted by: Tuna at January 22, 2018 10:33 AM (Phln5)

369 Who's going to the pork barrel?

Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at January 22, 2018 10:33 AM (MSiSP)

370 I said a thing upthread which I'd like your opinion on. I don't believe it was a pig, or at least not an unguided pig. The swishes of purple and red are one technique, the blue mask is thick and different and done on another day.

So I think there is some human's intentionality behind this.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 10:19 AM (fuK7c)

Animal "paintings" are never solely by the animal because animals have no sense of what they are doing. They are imitating what people have taught them. In many videos on You Tube you can see the person dipping the brush into a paint they have picked and putting it in the animal's mouth or trunk. The animal swishes the brush around on a canvas. The person takes it out of the mouth, dips it in another color and repeats the process. The turquoise shape is the pig's snout dipped in color and pressed to the paper. There is little to no conscious effort by the animal.

I have no problem, however, with the animals' owners doing this for money. Sometimes you need some extra funds to keep the farm or zoo going. That's cool. People like novelty items. Pierre Brasseau was a conscious effort to satirize and criticize the modern art world and its philosophies, and that's hilarious.

I had a good time trying to analyse it in an above comment.

Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 10:33 AM (nwqNw)

371 I can handle scroll blowing. It's margin blowing that kills me.

Margin blowing reduced the print to 3 point font.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (4dbPD)

I can handle all sorts of blowing.

Posted by: Sandy Fluke at January 22, 2018 10:33 AM (8iiMU)

372 360 Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??
Posted by: A close friend of sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (4u7kU)

Personally, no. She is phenomenally great at her job, as is Nikki Hayley. Nothing bad about these people's looks, I hasten to add... hotness is an intensely subjective thing, I guess.

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:33 AM (zSVEm)

373 364 Knesset Members from the predominantly Arab Joint List party
_________________________________

Wow, man.

A joint party?

With Arabs?

In Israel?

Posted by: Tommy Chong at January 22, 2018 10:34 AM (ATVNj)

374 Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??


Is she fecund?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 22, 2018 10:34 AM (QQ+il)

375 >> The Barrel will show Publius who the real perv is.

It wasn't me! It was that other guy.

Note this means I respond to "perv".

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 22, 2018 10:35 AM (8O3HH)

376 321 Possibly silly question for all your smart military bloggers. Is a homemade pipe bomb realistically comparable in destructive force to the IED's used in Iraq and Afghanistan? Because when I see the term IED, that's immediately what I think of: the kind that killed and injured many of our troops. If they aren't comparable then IMHO I would suggest we not refer to run of the mill pipe bombs as "IEDs" even if they are, literally, improvised explosive devices, because it's misleading. Just my 2 cents.
Posted by: Secret Square at January 22, 2018 10:20 AM (+HoK2)


You are correct. Truthy tabloid headline.

Having said that, I'd use the term IED, depending on what the explosive filler was. Or the detonator.

"Run of the mill" tells me a device made from components and materials available from your local retailers. If it has stuff like Semtex, C4, RDX, blasting caps, etc, I'd be inclined to say IED, even if it's stuffed into some steel pipe from the hardware store.

Absent any knowledge of that, I'd go with "pipe bomb".

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 22, 2018 10:35 AM (di1hb)

377 374 Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??


Is she fecund?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 22, 2018 10:34 AM (QQ+il)


Hmmmm.... Jim Acosta should ask her.....

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:35 AM (zSVEm)

378 360 Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??

Posted by: A close friend of sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (4u7kU)

She is definitely a "one" on the digital scale.

And built for confort.



Posted by: Anchorbabe fashion cop at January 22, 2018 10:35 AM (8iiMU)

379 Akitas are VERY loyal. On the other hand, they're related to working dogs (like huskies) and need a job and a dominant owner. Also, they need to be the only pet in the house since they do not play well with other pets.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 10:35 AM (RD7QR)

380 Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 22, 2018 10:28 AM (nBr1j)

I have had goldens for 50 years with a few shepards thrown in. My wife brought home a 10 week bichon from the shelter that they found in a dumpster. I can't believe how much I like him

Posted by: A close friend of sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:36 AM (4u7kU)

381 Knesset Members from the predominantly Arab Joint
List party were removed from the Knesset plenum Monday afternoon,
shortly before Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Israeli
legislature. The Joint List MKs, who had earlier vowed to boycott Pences address,
attempted to hold a protest in the Knesset Monday against the Trump
administration, with some holding placards reading Jerusalem is the
capital of Palestine.

-------
So do they represent Israel or "Palestine"?

Posted by: josephistan at January 22, 2018 10:36 AM (7HtZB)

382 Damn. Comet just wiped out a building across the street. Total chaos. That was close.

This is totally Trumps fault.


Posted by: Ripley at January 22, 2018 10:37 AM (MxEKc)

383 >>>Possibly silly question for all your smart military bloggers. Is a homemade pipe bomb realistically comparable in destructive force to the IED's used in Iraq and Afghanistan?

No. Pipe bomb is typically less than half a pound of TNT equivalent, usually less than a quarter.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Huge Yakman Lookalike at January 22, 2018 10:37 AM (p9GKy)

384 Standard Poodles, from a good breeder, are excellent dogs.

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (zSVEm)

385 355
I know this is not the pet thread but I'm gonna highjack it anyhow.

I will get a get a dog in a couple of months.

I might go for a pound puppy. However, I'm leaning in the direction
of a breed. My favorite dog in the world is the Alita. My brother had
several and I loved them.

Very pretty, and very intelligent. Every bit of research tells me
they're intensely loyal, calm and gentle. They're universally described
as cat like. I think that refers to independence and the possibility
they might be aloof. They have a tendency to some feline grooming.

Negatives: they're very dominant so their place in the pack needs to
be firmly established. They also have to be intentionally socialized.

They shed underfur twice a year.

They can be expensive.

Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 22, 2018 10:28 AM (nBr1j)


Imma big fan of nonsheding dogs. I have had big shedding shepherds and loved them to death, but when the kids were little and we played on the floor a lot we replaced our last shepherd (untimely early death) with a non shedding standard poodle. I will never go back to a shedding dog, no matter how much I love shepherds.
Consider the shedding and if you can live with it. Having your cares be pet hair free is a nice thing. (We take our pets everywhere)

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (ymnmz)

386 oh no just heard Mika Joe's protest song. Sounds like a commercial jingle.

Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (ggZRr)

387 I know art when I see it. And when I don't.

Posted by: Burger Chef at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (RuIsu)

388 Wilbur "Tripp" Three-Legged Pig.

Now THAT is a name.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (GckyN)

389 Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??

Posted by: A close friend of sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (4u7kU)


Her husband, apparently, which is all that matters. Why would she care about anyone else?

Posted by: dagny at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (16bxt)

390 384
Standard Poodles, from a good breeder, are excellent dogs.

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (zSVEm)


Agreed. Pay money for a good quality one.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (ymnmz)

391 The colors and flourishes indicate this artist has had a hardscrapple existence.

Posted by: jsg at January 22, 2018 10:39 AM (gs8be)

392 Now, what you don't want to do is eat these paints.

Posted by: Deadpool at January 22, 2018 10:39 AM (oyCqX)

393 My dog could paint a more interesting piece with just her tail.

And she doesn't have a tail.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 22, 2018 10:39 AM (fqUgw)

394
oh no just heard Mika Joe's protest song. Sounds like a commercial jingle.
Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (ggZRr)


Um, I think that is because it is an advertising jingle.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2018 10:39 AM (2K6fY)

395 Hi. Just got here. Um...

I think "Tripp" must've had a bit too much. This looks like the product of a disturbed college kid in a safe room. Worse, somebody else took this seriously (including, apparently, CBD). What were they on?

Here, look: art by me that's nearly as good:
mindfulwebworks.com/doodles/dd20131201-2kx.png
(I should do this every art thread heh)

G'mornin' guardians of the digital galaxy!

Are you sure that picture isn't hanging upside-down?

Posted by: mindful webworker - waken, not stirred at January 22, 2018 10:39 AM (LO5Qy)

396 My guess - disgruntled worker.

Posted by: blaster at January 22, 2018 10:00 AM (Z5y53)

Tripp: gruntled artist.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 22, 2018 10:40 AM (gB1fy)

397 An eventual fraternity brother of mine made national news with Dan Rather reporting when he was in High School. He learned how to make pretty powerful bombs and he ended up blowing up a lot of things before he was finally caught. Ended up with probation only.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:40 AM (3QAtO)

398 Akitas are also vocal but I assume you know that.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Huge Yakman Lookalike at January 22, 2018 10:41 AM (p9GKy)

399 No. Pipe bomb is typically less than half a pound of TNT equivalent, usually less than a quarter.


Tangent! I'm watching "There Will Be Blood" with No. 1. Son. (we're not quite finished).

For special effects I think the way they created an oil derrick burning down was by burning down an oil derrick. And I think the way they simulated putting out the fire with dynamite was by putting out the fire with dynamite.

I curse CGI.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 10:41 AM (fuK7c)

400 The government will probably purchase this painting. Just part of their pork barrel spending.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:42 AM (3QAtO)

401 OK,I'm ready to be NOODed

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:42 AM (4u7kU)

402
Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??
=====

Brains are totally hawt. What was the old saying about sex that it was mainly brain-driven? She is IT. (Although the sense of humor helps)

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 22, 2018 10:42 AM (MIKMs)

403 Lena's ex-boyfriend is remorseful and apparently wants his fatback

Posted by: jsg at January 22, 2018 10:43 AM (gs8be)

404 It ain't even April 1. Muldoon, did the Great Shutdown of 2018 cause you to do this?

Posted by: RI Red at January 22, 2018 10:43 AM (4E1nt)

405 Are you sure that picture isn't hanging upside-down?
Posted by: mindful webworker



******


Oh mindful webworker- you simply must go back and read not only the link but the comments.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 10:43 AM (wPiJc)

406 Abedee abedee it moved, Jerry!

Posted by: Porky at January 22, 2018 10:43 AM (398bZ)

407 oh no just heard Mika Joe's protest song. Sounds like a commercial jingle.
Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 10:38 AM (ggZRr)


Guitarzan's melodies are like everything else on his trash show: devoid of original content.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2018 10:43 AM (y7DUB)

408 Dogs are like people to me. I can spend a bit of time with one and let you know if there is any "there" there. My favorite dog type is "smart." The only more useless and irritating thing than a dumb dog is a progressive.

Posted by: dagny at January 22, 2018 10:43 AM (16bxt)

409 They can be expensive.
_________________

Owning any kind of dog can be expensive these days.

I rarely get out of the vet's office without paying at least a couple hundred bucks.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 22, 2018 10:43 AM (fqUgw)

410 Can't have real art because the gubmint is closed!


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 22, 2018 10:44 AM (8iiMU)

411 394. what is the product?

Posted by: kallisto at January 22, 2018 10:44 AM (ggZRr)

412 405

Oh mindful webworker- you simply must go back and read not only the link but the comments.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 10:43 AM (wPiJc)

( Shhhhh...)

Posted by: kraken at January 22, 2018 10:44 AM (zSVEm)

413 376 That's what I suspected. Yes, by "run of the mill" I would mean something that any old schlub who can pick up a screwdriver could put together with ordinary materials from the hardware store. If it required military or professional terrorist level materials or know-how, then it's an IED.

Posted by: Secret Square at January 22, 2018 10:44 AM (+HoK2)

414 360 Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??
Posted by: A close friend of sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (4u7kU)

Not really my type, but would probably end up talking to her at the party after Ivanka and Hope Hicks shoot me down.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 22, 2018 10:44 AM (mynhJ)

415 The government will probably purchase this painting. Just part of their pork barrel spending.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 22, 2018 10:42 AM (3QAtO)

And then give it to a nice chain immigration family that was relocated to Idaho.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 22, 2018 10:45 AM (9BLnV)

416 Nobody used "pigments" in this entire thread.



We're slipping.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 10:24 AM (AM1GF)

When Tripp gets pain in his phantom limb, his kindly owners apply oinkment.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 22, 2018 10:45 AM (gB1fy)

417 We used to make pipe bombs using shaved match heads when I was a kid. But that was before the feds made them a "destructive device". But even now it is not against federal law to make them as long as you do not use them to go after people with.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 22, 2018 10:45 AM (mpXpK)

418
Mollie Hemingway is getting pretty damned good looking too. It must be the FOX makeup virtuosos. It's take them a while to get the nuance just right. But when they do, damn.

That would be brain sex.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 22, 2018 10:45 AM (8O3HH)

419 Well, if my boss won't give me a raise, Donald J. Trump just did. Thank you Mr. President.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 22, 2018 10:45 AM (zRZaJ)

420 For those of you who don't know, Northernlurker's Wife has passed away.

If you'd like to defray the cost, please email me at:

home made gravy 71 (alloneword) at the Hooya dot com.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 10:46 AM (Ckg4U)

421 True, nothing hotter than a brain that works well. Nothing more off putting than one that doesn't.

Posted by: dagny at January 22, 2018 10:46 AM (16bxt)

422 Tasmanian devil goes to a fancy masquerade ball.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 22, 2018 10:46 AM (sGtp+)

423 My opinion, FWIW, is that unless you have a dog household, don't do it when your life is up for grabs. A pair of kittens will keep you entertained (and poor) and at least leave you with time to reassess and reorder.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 22, 2018 10:46 AM (MIKMs)

424 I never sausage slop on a canvas.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:46 AM (NWiLs)

425 Are you sure that picture isn't hanging upside-down?

It's an example of Symmetry. Not unlike Cubism.

Even the casual viewer will notice the juxtaposition of the basic color palette and how the artist uses form to intersperse the ideas of cohesion and separation in a way that draws the viewer in, thus rendering the idea in an inescapable manner that's not unlike that of the great masters.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 22, 2018 10:46 AM (tRaq7)

426 This is heartbreaking: a montage of pre 1959 pictures from Cuba

https://youtu.be/nEBZw-a1Uec

If you want to see what it looks like today, look for "Habana hoy"

Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2018 10:47 AM (2K6fY)

427 Ivanka creeps me out. Don't get me wrong, I love the Donald more every day, but there's something plastic about Ivanka. Ivana was more real. Also Kushner seems gay. But as long as she's doing good work for the admin, I'll shut up.

Posted by: dagny at January 22, 2018 10:48 AM (16bxt)

428 Muldoon, did the Great Shutdown of 2018 cause you to do this?

Posted by: RI Red



*******

I didn't realize the government was shut down.

It all started when (while surfing) I stumbled on the mention of a three-legged pig who painted. I couldn't resist. Sent the link to CBD who decided to run with it. I wrote the backstory just for fun. CBD apparently tried to distance himself at that point, leaving me holding the bag. I'm okay with that.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 22, 2018 10:48 AM (wPiJc)

429 Here, look: art by me that's nearly as good:
mindfulwebworks.com/doodles/dd20131201-2kx.png
(I should do this every art thread heh)

G'mornin' guardians of the digital galaxy!

Are you sure that picture isn't hanging upside-down?
Posted by: mindful webworker - waken, not stirred at January 22, 2018 10:39 AM (LO5Qy)

After close examination, that's either facsimile of an Elephant with his snout tucked under a blanket...or else your Spirograph went all wonky on you.

Is woodcut harder to work with than linoleum blocks?

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 22, 2018 10:48 AM (R5lpX)

430 But as long as she's doing good work for the admin, I'll shut up.


ISWYDT

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 22, 2018 10:48 AM (QQ+il)

431 "Is she fecund?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 22, 2018 10:34 AM (QQ+il) "

anybody that uses fecund properly probably has a fecund mind...

Posted by: DanMan at January 22, 2018 10:48 AM (XTiHL)

432 Hi guys!

I know it's been a while, and maybe you forgot about me but has anyone seen the latest Bradley Cooper update?

I ponder about him constantly. When will the gay voice guy lisp about it? Or was it that Texas bruh?. Maybe they were the same? My memory fades....

Either way, there's no way we claw out of the Obama economy b/c science says that Trump can't win the primary and only Jeb! has a chance against Hillary in the general.

Thanks,
XOXO

Posted by: AoS Podcast's Ghost at January 22, 2018 10:48 AM (Fy6u2)

433 Dang. Missed the fashion thread last night and the Joe Scarborough music legend one.

The pic of Miss Lindsey put me off my breakfast earlier. So there's that. Yay, New Year's diet.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2018 10:49 AM (ptqGC)

434 431 "Is she fecund?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 22, 2018 10:34 AM (QQ+il) "

anybody that uses fecund properly probably has a fecund mind...
Posted by: DanMan at January 22, 2018 10:48 AM (XTiHL)

Fecund place if the firft lofer.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:49 AM (NWiLs)

435 In mid-2017, the sniping community was rocked by incredible news: a Canadian sniper team operating in the Middle East had made a successful kill at a distance of more than two miles. The team, deployed to fight the Islamic State, killed an ISIS fighter at a distance of 3,871 yards.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 22, 2018 10:49 AM (BtQd4)

436 FWIW...rasmussen had Trump at 45 on Friday and at 42 today. 72 hours of MSM scare stories about people dying due to shutdown does wonders for Democrats

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 10:50 AM (A4k+H)

437 >>>Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??

FYI she looks like her dad or her brother David with a wig on.

Einhorn is Finkle!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Huge Yakman Lookalike at January 22, 2018 10:50 AM (p9GKy)

438 That was a good one, CBD.. you had me googling "Wilbur "Tripp" Dreibeinerschwein" BEFORE going to the link.. lol..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 22, 2018 10:50 AM (so+oy)

439 425 Are you sure that picture isn't hanging upside-down?

Ya mean inside out, dontja ???

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:50 AM (4u7kU)

440 >>427 Ivanka creeps me out.

Under Wife can't stand her. Says she's a bleeding heart that she didn't vote for.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 10:51 AM (r9UYA)

441 426 This is heartbreaking: a montage of pre 1959 pictures from Cuba

https://youtu.be/nEBZw-a1Uec

If you want to see what it looks like today, look for "Habana hoy"
Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2018 10:47 AM (2K6fY)

Pre-Castro Cuba is one of the places I most wish I could go back in time and visit. Pre-turnover Hong Kong and pre-Islamic Paris are up there as well.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 22, 2018 10:51 AM (mynhJ)

442 Confessions of a Liberal Heretic ...

Thanks to this never-ending hot take, [Glenn] Greenwald has been excommunicated from the liberal salons that celebrated him in the Snowden era; anybody who questions the Russia consensus, he says, "becomes a blasphemer. Becomes a heretic. I think that's what they see me as." Greenwald is no longer invited on MSNBC, and he's portrayed in the Twitter fever swamp as a leading villain of the self-styled Resistance. "I used to be really good friends with Rachel Maddow," he says. "And I've seen her devolution from this really interesting, really smart, independent thinker into this utterly scripted, intellectually dishonest, partisan hack." His view of the liberal online media is equally charitable. "Think about one interesting, creative, like, intellectually novel thing that [Vox's] Matt Yglesias or Ezra Klein have said in like ten years," he says. "In general, they're just churning out Democratic Party agitprop every single day of the most superficial type."

Posted by: undocumented illegal sh*thole traveler at January 22, 2018 10:51 AM (e8kgV)

443 So I learned this morning Leonberger is a dog breed.

Look it up. SPOILER: AtC would doubtless consider one a fine steed...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 22, 2018 10:52 AM (AM1GF)

444 Here, look: art by me that's nearly as good:


Is that really a woodcut?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 22, 2018 10:52 AM (fuK7c)

445 The Mother of All Fake News speaks:

Dan Rather: "I feel strongly that when you have a president who is continually, relentlessly damning the press ... listen, this has to be resisted"

I asked Dan Rather about jumping to a progressive news outlet with clear ideological bent: "At this age and stage in my life, my attitude is, 'What the hell'"

I have not yet begun to lie! I regret only that I have but one million lies to defame my country!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 22, 2018 10:52 AM (+y/Ru)

446 427

What good is Ivanka doing? She wants amnesty for all. And plastic or not she is teh hawt. Lol

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 10:52 AM (9vjZf)

447
SNL, which has gone to crap, managed to actually do a funny skit, a parody of Morning Joe. It's hilarious:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydap6ll7

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 22, 2018 10:53 AM (8O3HH)

448 Funny, that painting makes me crave bacon.

Or a ham sandwich.

Or maybe some bar b que?

Or some pork rinds . . .

Posted by: simplemind at January 22, 2018 10:54 AM (2cQGE)

449 398 Akitas are also vocal but I assume you know that.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Huge Yakman Lookalike at January 22, 2018 10:41 AM (p9GKy)
They have some kind of scream when their dignity gets offended.
I do know this is a serious decision and I won't make it lightly.

Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 22, 2018 10:54 AM (nBr1j)

450 When PDT is reelected in 2020, I wonder what Joe/Mika will do.

On-air suicides?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2018 10:54 AM (ptqGC)

451 >>>436 72 hours of MSM scare stories about people dying due to shutdown does wonders for Democrats

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 10:50 AM (A4k+H)

___________

Did Bohener shut down the government again? I'm been sleeping a while...

Surely the true conservative Paul Ryan will straighten cryin' John out so we can finally get a clean reappeal to Obamacare!

Posted by: AoS Podcast's Ghost at January 22, 2018 10:54 AM (Fy6u2)

452 Porker? I just met her.

Posted by: Fritz at January 22, 2018 10:55 AM (2Mnv1)

453 Pre-islamic Paris was amazing. I went there in the mid 90s. And while it was somewhat muzzie, it was still French. I was there again in 2015 and ho le fook what a difference 20 years makes. It was sad to see.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 10:55 AM (9vjZf)

454 This is heartbreaking: a montage of pre 1959 pictures from Cuba

https://youtu.be/nEBZw-a1Uec

If you want to see what it looks like today, look for "Habana hoy"
Posted by: Kindltot
.....................

I still cannot believe we allowed that to happen right on our doorstep...

We've been in that shithole Afghanistan for 15 years now.. for what? Cuba shoulda been a weekend jaunt for our military..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 22, 2018 10:55 AM (so+oy)

455 450 When PDT is reelected in 2020, I wonder what Joe/Mika will do.

On-air suicides?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2018 10:54 AM (ptqGC)

Joe "Butthead" Scarborough will team back up with his childhood friend Beavis and do a music criticism show.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:55 AM (NWiLs)

456 I'm not a guy, so I don't find Barbi "hot." Or gay Ken. GI Joe maybe, he had nice muscles.

Posted by: dagny at January 22, 2018 10:55 AM (16bxt)

457 >>FWIW...rasmussen had Trump at 45 on Friday and at 42 today. 72 hours of
MSM scare stories about people dying due to shutdown does wonders for
Democrats



If you want to see Trump's number go South have him sign off on DACA/Dreamer deal that essentially gives them amnesty.

The movement of a few points here are there are probably LIVs who probably stayed home because no love for Hillary/didn't vote for him.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 22, 2018 10:55 AM (W+vEI)

458 Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??
Posted by: A close friend of sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (4u7kU)


She looks like someone who a lot of her high school friends wish they'd ended up with instead of their gorgeous ex wives who're banging every other shallow male on their dime.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2018 10:56 AM (y7DUB)

459 356 I want to see paintings of titties,painted using titties....

Posted by: steevy at January 22, 2018 10:28 AM

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Knew a guy that made a mural like that on a bedroom wall. He would ask his date of the nite if she would like to contribute to his mural. It was like a garden of colorful "flower" imprints. He would add leaves and stems and it had a little fence.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 22, 2018 10:56 AM (2vRRd)

460 Why are we going to find the govt and leave inmigsrtion open to debate?! Wtf is wrong with these assholes. No one wants a bipartisan solution. Not a single person. We are in power-use it you fucking bitches!!!!

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 22, 2018 10:06 AM (gcH/9)


========

When one of the partisans of the "bipartisans" wants to take control of the country by treasonously flooding us with their supporters ... yes, it's insane to negotiate with them. A "bipartisan solution" is the equivalent of us committing seppuku.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 22, 2018 10:56 AM (/qEW2)

461 She looks like someone who a lot of her high school friends wish they'd ended up with instead of their gorgeous ex wives who're banging every other shallow male on their dime.
Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2018 10:56 AM (y7DUB)

That's oddly specific...

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:57 AM (NWiLs)

462 Grasshoppening.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 10:57 AM (YV+SU)

463 The revelation that the FBI "failed to preserve" five months worth of anti-Trump agents' text messages is evoking memories of Lois Lerner, the IRS official whose emails mysteriously disappeared during congressional investigations into her targeting of conservative non-profit groups.

"The [Lois] Lerner thing was huge," Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told The Daily Caller. "My gut tells me this is probably bigger."

-----
Would someone mind checking Jeff Sessions for a pulse. Put a mirror under his nose...

Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 10:58 AM (r9UYA)

464 Freaking Chavez.

Shot a television to stop Captain and Tenille from promulgating their bullshit any further.

#Real American.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 10:59 AM (Ckg4U)

465 >>>454

I still cannot believe we allowed that to happen right on our doorstep...

We've been in that shithole Afghanistan for 15 years now.. for what? Cuba shoulda been a weekend jaunt for our military..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 22, 2018 10:55 AM (so+oy)

__________

I've been out of the loop for a while, but Obama said Afghanistan was the good war. Surely his strategy of short surge followed by a promised pull out worked just like prom night?

Posted by: AoS Podcast's Ghost at January 22, 2018 10:59 AM (Fy6u2)

466 458.

Huh?

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 10:59 AM (9vjZf)

467 I still cannot believe we allowed that to happen right on our doorstep...

We've been in that shithole Afghanistan for 15 years now.. for what? Cuba shoulda been a weekend jaunt for our military..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 22, 2018 10:55 AM (so+oy)

Just imagine if JFK had given the Bay of Pigs invaders their promised air support...

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 22, 2018 11:00 AM (mynhJ)

468 436 FWIW...rasmussen had Trump at 45 on Friday and at 42 today. 72 hours of MSM scare stories about people dying due to shutdown does wonders for Democrats

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 10:50 AM (A4k+H)

Seen the last few Generic Congressional polls. Bad news for Mr. Generic Dim

Posted by: sofa saver at January 22, 2018 11:00 AM (4u7kU)

469 464 Freaking Chavez.

Shot a television to stop Captain and Tenille from promulgating their bullshit any further.

#Real American.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 10:59 AM (Ckg4U)

Well, I guess that's better than shooting a man for snoring. And Christ knows there's only so many times you can hear "Muskrat Love" before going postal.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:01 AM (RD7QR)

470 Great Column by Col. Schlichter over at Townhall on the Axix Ansari fake outrage.

Posted by: mercenary13 at January 22, 2018 11:01 AM (uWZBp)

471 At least APOD is still active. The JEF even had it shut down, the spiteful little bee-itch.

https://goo.gl/Ja1LH9

Posted by: Mr. Generic Dim at January 22, 2018 11:02 AM (suO/a)

472 >>> 360 Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??
Posted by: A close friend of sofa saver at January 22, 2018 10:30 AM (4u7kU)

______

Only if she's actually a trap.

Like her press conferences though

Posted by: Totally not a gay dude at January 22, 2018 11:02 AM (Fy6u2)

473 "Well, I guess that's better than shooting a man for snoring. And Christ knows there's only so many times you can hear "Muskrat Love" before going postal."
-Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:01 AM (RD7QR)

*Amen*.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:02 AM (Ckg4U)

474 Us about to become #1 oil producer, overtaking Saudi.

MAGA bitches

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 11:02 AM (9vjZf)

475 Pre-islamic Paris was amazing. I went there in the mid 90s. And while it was somewhat muzzie, it was still French. I was there again in 2015 and ho le fook what a difference 20 years makes. It was sad to see.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 10:55 AM (9vjZf)


========

It's never made sense to me. The French have such contempt for Americans or English, who have far more in common with them culturally than the Muslims. Not sure if it's a case of conditioning in the schools finally coming to fruition, or a case of "become sick of your family, idealize the exotic, swarthy stranger".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 22, 2018 11:02 AM (/qEW2)

476 #blowawayyourRCA

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 22, 2018 11:02 AM (ik+tD)

477 -Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:01 AM (RD7QR)

Darn it.

Posted by: Ear worm at January 22, 2018 11:03 AM (suO/a)

478 And Christ knows there's only so many times you can hear "Muskrat Love" before going postal.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:01 AM (RD7QR)


https://tinyurl.com/h5a7d8j

Switch out muskrats for pussy cats.

Posted by: Kris at January 22, 2018 11:04 AM (nwqNw)

479 It appears Wall Street's give-a-shit meter over the shutdown is broken.. DOW is even, NASDAQ & S&P are up a tad..

When will we get a break from all this winning???

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 22, 2018 11:04 AM (so+oy)

480 BERLIN (AP) - A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Monday.

You know who else killed people in hospitals?

Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 11:04 AM (r9UYA)

481 The French allowed Algerians to come to France as some sort of last ghasp measure to.maintain L'Empire. And then everyone in Africa figured hey cool we will go there as well.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 11:05 AM (9vjZf)

482 470 Great Column by Col. Schlichter over at Townhall on the Axix Ansari fake outrage.
Posted by: mercenary13 at January 22, 2018 11:01 AM (uWZBp)

LOL at the "nonverbal cues." Getting nekkid and sucking a dude's dick doesn't exactly say you're not interested in sex, cupcake.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 11:05 AM (NWiLs)

483
Anybody else see Sara H Sanders as hawt ??

Posted by: A close friend of sofa saver
_________________________________

I'd hit it....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 22, 2018 11:05 AM (mPeei)

484 >>>480 BERLIN (AP) - A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Monday.

You know who else killed people in hospitals?
Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 11:04 AM (r9UYA)

________

Who? I feel fine.

Posted by: Typhoid Mary at January 22, 2018 11:06 AM (Fy6u2)

485 Please help Northernlurker defray the cost of his Wife's funeral.

You can send a check or money order to his P.O. Box without some site taking money off the top.

Please email me at home made gravy 71 (alloneword) at the Hooya dot com.

Thank you to the many that have already donated.

-Marc

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:06 AM (Ckg4U)

486 Swarm, Cloud or a Shitload seems to be the consensus.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 11:06 AM (YV+SU)

487 Email is in the nic. It isn't a link. Pen and paper need to be involved.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:07 AM (Ckg4U)

488 Re fecund.

See Smolin's "Fecund Universes" idea.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 22, 2018 11:07 AM (8O3HH)

489 Has Gorilla Pundit been furloughed?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 22, 2018 11:07 AM (PkxCR)

490 Wall st doesnt give a fuck since it has zero impact on the long term. Any unpaid govt "workers" will still get paid when its over. It literally has zero exonomic impact despite the MSM hyperventilating.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 11:07 AM (9vjZf)

491
The French allowed Algerians to come to France as some sort of last
ghasp measure to.maintain L'Empire. And then everyone in Africa figured
hey cool we will go there as well.
=====

Check out the list of 'Francophone' countries.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 22, 2018 11:07 AM (MIKMs)

492 That's oddly specific...
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:57 AM (NWiLs)


LOL. I've done a lot of dumb things but not that dumb.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2018 11:07 AM (y7DUB)

493 488 Re fecund.

See Smolin's "Fecund Universes" idea.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 22, 2018 11:07 AM (8O3HH)

It's top notch. Fecund to none.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

494 Another sale on watercolors down at the Pottery Barn, I see.

Real art uses two colors. No more, no less.

Posted by: Mark Rothko at January 22, 2018 11:08 AM (wCLLY)

495 I still cannot believe we allowed that to happen right on our doorstep...

-
Mrs. Wrecks thinks it's wonderful that Cuba is a little time capsule back to the '50s right next door.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 22, 2018 11:08 AM (+y/Ru)

496 It's never made sense to me. The French have such contempt for Americans or English, who have far more in common with them culturally than the Muslims. Not sure if it's a case of conditioning in the schools finally coming to fruition, or a case of "become sick of your family, idealize the exotic, swarthy stranger".
------------------------
Things work out for the French - less Americans and English and more Muzzie Headchoppers. Viva La France.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 11:08 AM (YV+SU)

497 >> Email is in the nic. It isn't a link

You've got in the "mailto:" format. Clicking on it launched the default e-mail program on the system. At least for me, and it should behave this way on all.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (8O3HH)

498 491

Yep exactly. This was deliberate by France to keep French colonialism relevant. And ended up killing the motherland.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (9vjZf)

499 492 That's oddly specific...
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 10:57 AM (NWiLs)

LOL. I've done a lot of dumb things but not that dumb.
Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2018 11:07 AM (y7DUB)

Heh. I have no experience with the "trophy wife" but ex-wife banging some other guy on my dime, yeah, unfortunately.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (NWiLs)

500 "Has Gorilla Pundit been furloughed?"
-Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 22, 2018 11:07 AM (PkxCR)

It is MonkeyPundit today. GorillaPundit will be here tomorrow.

11:30, just about every day.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (Ckg4U)

501 It literally has zero exonomic impact despite the MSM hyperventilating.
=====

Local news (Chicago area) says that IRS filing should be done immediately to get in before the identity thieves.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (MIKMs)

502 Traveling Man #429: Is woodcut harder to work with than linoleum blocks?
Bandersnatch #444: Is that really a woodcut?

Heh - I wish I had those skillz. No, that was just a fragment of a larger picture, of something, muddy image I toyed with in my art program until it's Fine Art.

Muldoon - haven't been back to the top yet, but saw a few clues in comments. Heh. The one day I pick to say I can top that artwork...!

Posted by: mindful webworker - hitherly thither at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (LO5Qy)

503 The 'art world' celebrates shite. Literally & figuratively.

Posted by: aelfheld at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (IxDhF)

504 Gorilla pundit is only Tuesday and Thursday. Didn't you read the memo?

Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (MSiSP)

505 Insom ... what's up ?

All good ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 22, 2018 11:10 AM (wCLLY)

506 >>>You know who else killed people in hospitals?

The Chief?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Huge Yakman Lookalike at January 22, 2018 11:11 AM (p9GKy)

507 505 Insom ... what's up ?

All good ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at January 22, 2018 11:10 AM (wCLLY)

All? No. Some is fair to middlin', with scattered suckage.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 11:11 AM (NWiLs)

508 495 I still cannot believe we allowed that to happen right on our doorstep...

-
Mrs. Wrecks thinks it's wonderful that Cuba is a little time capsule back to the '50s right next door.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 22, 2018 11:08 AM (+y/Ru)

When Cuba is finally free -- may the Lord grant it soon -- there will be so many classic cars on the market that anybody will be able to have one.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

509 BERLIN (AP) - A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Monday.

-
She's just 75 years too late, that's all.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 22, 2018 11:11 AM (+y/Ru)

510 "Gorilla pundit is only Tuesday and Thursday. Didn't you read the memo?"
-Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (MSiSP)

Dude doesn't even put a Cover Sheet on his T.P.S. Report.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:11 AM (Ckg4U)

511 @500 - "11:30, just about every day."

I was hoping he'd be kind and nudge the clock just a little because, whatever that is up there, it ain't art.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 22, 2018 11:12 AM (PkxCR)

512 498 491

Yep exactly. This was deliberate by France to keep French colonialism relevant. And ended up killing the motherland.
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Hey, Obama's Grandparents and Parent were CIA operatives attracting fellow non-Soviet aligned leftists in places like Indonesia and Kenya to prevent tinder for Soviet conversion. We enjoyed the blowback of that op in the WH and pretty much every fucking college and university in the country.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 11:12 AM (YV+SU)

513 "Scattered Suckage" is so stolen.

Sue Me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:12 AM (Ckg4U)

514 Wait - what is Muldoon doing with CBD's bag, and why is he enjoying it?

Posted by: blaster at January 22, 2018 11:13 AM (Z5y53)

515 @504 - Well, I'm on Shutdown Staycation and not allowed to read memos today.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 22, 2018 11:13 AM (PkxCR)

516 "Gorilla pundit is only Tuesday and Thursday. Didn't you read the memo?"

-
Damn union apes!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 22, 2018 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

517 When Cuba is finally free -- may the Lord grant it soon -- there will be so many classic cars on the market that anybody will be able to have one.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:11 AM (RD7QR)


Maybe the hood ornaments are still good.

Maybe.

People who know this stuff (i.e., not me) say they aren't even clapped-out barn find quality.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 22, 2018 11:15 AM (y87Qq)

518 We get the monkey what flings poo at various individuals today.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:15 AM (Ckg4U)

519 Gubmt workers can get unemployment benefits while on leave and then get back pay. If i were one of them id hope this thing goes on for months.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 11:15 AM (A4k+H)

520 This entire shutdown is because Donald Drumpf want to kill unborn illegal immigrants in the womb with Nazi dog whistles unlike combat veteran True Conservative EggMcMuffin who by the way never served two scoops of KFC ice cream when everyone else only got one!!!

Posted by: Rick Wilson! at January 22, 2018 11:16 AM (Fy6u2)

521 518: peter gabriel approves.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 22, 2018 11:16 AM (KP5rU)

522 I like it. / In a very, very small voice /

Posted by: sinmi at January 22, 2018 11:17 AM (aVenZ)

523 519 Gubmt workers can get unemployment benefits while on leave and then get back pay. If i were one of them id hope this thing goes on for months.

I am one. I don't.

Posted by: pep at January 22, 2018 11:17 AM (wW03z)

524 I'm good with "fill-in monkey. He's doing The Lord's Work.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:17 AM (Ckg4U)

525 And I'm at work today.

Posted by: pep at January 22, 2018 11:17 AM (wW03z)

526 Gubmt workers can get unemployment benefits while on leave and then get
back pay. If i were one of them id hope this thing goes on for months.
=====

Don't think so. Construction workers laid off for winter bad weather are not eligible -- and I'm pretty sure that loophole was closed a long time ago.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 22, 2018 11:17 AM (MIKMs)

527 Yeah the idea of classic cars is cars that were taken care of and not abused. Cuba cars were abused, used and then re abused for 60 years. But it id amazing that those things still run.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 22, 2018 11:18 AM (A4k+H)

528
When Cuba is finally free -- may the Lord grant it soon -- there will be so many classic cars on the market that anybody will be able to have one.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:11 AM


It's my understanding (maybe misinformed) that those "classic" cars are only classic on the outside.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 22, 2018 11:18 AM (IqV8l)

529 513 "Scattered Suckage" is so stolen.

Sue Me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:12 AM (Ckg4U)

Plaintiff Insomniac, hereinafter "Plaintiff" does bring the following cause of action against Defendant Slapweasel, hereinafter "Defendant" for copyright infringement, tortious interference, civil theft, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, for damages in excess of $75,000 and for temporary and permanent injunctive relief, and in support thereof states as follows:...

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 11:18 AM (NWiLs)

530 Man.. I blew the quotes on that one.

"Stop talking about my personal life and fix the damned thing."

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:18 AM (Ckg4U)

531 House Republicans are sending an early warning to their GOP colleagues in the Senate: We're not a rubber stamp for any deal you cut with Democrats on immigration. - The Hill

Here that Bitch?

Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 11:18 AM (r9UYA)

532 here=hear

Posted by: Under Fire at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (r9UYA)

533 >>>>When Cuba is finally free -- may the Lord grant it soon -- there will
be so many classic cars on the market that anybody will be able to have
one.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:11 AM (RD7QR)



Maybe the hood ornaments are still good.



Maybe.



People who know this stuff (i.e., not me) say they aren't even clapped-out barn find quality.
.
.
.There's pretty much nothing left, it's all junk ran into the ground now.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (+Dllb)

534 It is MonkeyPundit today. GorillaPundit will be here tomorrow.

11:30, just about every day.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:09 AM (Ckg4U)


Not today. MP and GP are trading off today to give CBD a rest.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (79cAK)

535 Since most government workers are Democrats, can we use the shutdown to starve them out?

Like a game of thrones old times siege?

Posted by: MacSmackus at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (Fy6u2)

536 People who know this stuff (i.e., not me) say they aren't even clapped-out barn find quality.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 22, 2018 11:15 AM (y87Qq)

A while ago there was a show on Discovery "Cuban Chrome". And most of those cars are held together with bailing wire. They also don't have the original motors but diesel boat motors.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycvutae9

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (aVYsC)

537 When Cuba is free there will be so many hot chicks on the market that anyone will be able to have one.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (YV+SU)

538 Weatherman John Coleman dies - January 21, 2018 - He was 83.

Posted by: undocumented illegal sh*thole traveler at January 22, 2018 11:20 AM (e8kgV)

539 537 When Cuba is free there will be so many hot chicks on the market that anyone will be able to have one.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (YV+SU)

They'll shiv you in your sleep.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 22, 2018 11:20 AM (NWiLs)

540 While working in London we had several men from France learning the process we were working on. I learned they smoked a lot, and were unfriendly. And of course the British weren't very hospitable toward them.
So I guess it was a draw....

Posted by: Colin at January 22, 2018 11:20 AM (/lyOy)

541 >>>>
Gubmt workers can get unemployment benefits while on leave and then get
back pay. If i were one of them id hope this thing goes on for months.
.
.
.Depends on your State unemployment laws. And if you do get to collect and get your paycheck back when the shutdown ends you have to pay back the unemployment or forfeit your Federal check.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 22, 2018 11:20 AM (+Dllb)

542 537 When Cuba is free there will be so many hot chicks on the market that anyone will be able to have one.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (YV+SU)

You win.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:21 AM (RD7QR)

543 539 537 When Cuba is free there will be so many hot chicks on the market that anyone will be able to have one.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (YV+SU)

They'll shiv you in your sleep.
----------------------------
Not if you take them to the PX and buy them some towels. Works every time.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 22, 2018 11:21 AM (YV+SU)

544 The French have such contempt for Americans or English, who have far more in common with them culturally than the Muslims.

Maybe it's changed from when I was last there in the 90s but when I'd be in a small cafe offseason and the waiter found out I was from the US, other staff and the owner would talk flock to talk about planned vacations here and ask my opinion of the itinerary (they were always going to cool places). I think there's the same class based divide there as here. Or at least there was.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2018 11:21 AM (y7DUB)

545 Great Ape is up.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:21 AM (RD7QR)

546 nood

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 22, 2018 11:21 AM (mpXpK)

547 http://bit.ly/2DXvG2v

THERE'S MORE? Chairmen Nunes & Gowdy Plot Releasing Supporting Documents With Explosive FISA Memo

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 22, 2018 11:21 AM (y3aQB)

548 "Not today. MP and GP are trading off today to give CBD a rest."
-Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 22, 2018 11:19 AM (79cAK)

Thank You!
I have been So Informed.

...and threatened by a lawsuit, apparently.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 22, 2018 11:21 AM (Ckg4U)

549 fuck cuba, and its florida subsidary. please clap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 22, 2018 11:21 AM (KP5rU)

550 The Gorilla Channel is transmitting.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 22, 2018 11:23 AM (ctuyM)

551 Remember an hour ago when I thought I was next in line. Ha Ha Ha.

Posted by: Picric at January 22, 2018 11:23 AM (17kTI)

552 When Cuba is finally free -- may the Lord grant it
soon -- there will be so many classic cars on the market that anybody
will be able to have one.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 22, 2018 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

Having talked to people who went there, and having seen pictures of those "classics", I'd say, in a word, no. Mostly they are goobered up beyond belief, in an effort to keep them running. Russian tractor engines, etc.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 22, 2018 11:31 AM (gB1fy)

553 It took me almost five minutes to search out the joke. In a pig's eye indeed!

Posted by: thefritz at January 22, 2018 12:04 PM (J1xBd)

554 I would like it except for the blue blob that was added.

But, maybe it looks ok IRL in proper size.

The blue blob looks like the artist set it out to dry and the bluebird of happiness flew over and...splat!

But thank you for the daily Art Thread. I love it.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 22, 2018 02:34 PM (wOZdC)

555 Its growing on me. I can feel the joy.

Posted by: Tom Edison at January 22, 2018 06:11 PM (XWfIj)

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