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Sargent The Fountain.jpg

The Fountain
John Singer Sargent

Hmmm...I'm not a fan of Sargent's "softer" work (watercolors?). I like his portraits better. But this is an interesting scene, and his skill is undeniable.

[Hat Tip: MP4]

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 She's sitting up so straight

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 09:29 AM (8GDYF)

2 st

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 15, 2018 09:29 AM (fqUgw)

3 Ichi

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 09:29 AM (8GDYF)

4 Or not.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 15, 2018 09:30 AM (fqUgw)

5 It's a painting about a painting. It's a meta painting.

If only we could see what she was painting. If she was painting a painting about a person painting a painting, then we'd have a painting of a person painting a person painting.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 09:30 AM (KUaJL)

6 Lady is using Hillary's 2020 Backbrace to help her sit up straight.

Posted by: lchangesq@gmail.com at November 15, 2018 09:31 AM (G8lfi)

7 That's a restful scene.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 09:31 AM (NMAzL)

8 Biometrics secure Bangladesh elections with Crossmatch fingerprint modules

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 15, 2018 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

9 The posture of the dude in the picture is clearly that of a man who is in the middle of saying something he intends to be very impressive, which will almost surely fail to impress the woman.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 09:31 AM (KUaJL)

10 Looks like a beekeeper.

Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 09:32 AM (cxHbL)

11 6 Lady is using Hillary's 2020 Backbrace to help her sit up straight.
Posted by: lchangesq@gmail.com at November 15, 2018 09:31 AM (G8lfi)

The Patented Exoskelton 5000 will survive 1000 years after HRC is dead.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 15, 2018 09:32 AM (JFO2v)

12 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 09:33 AM (iGewq)

13 The posture of the dude in the picture is clearly
that of a man who is in the middle of saying something he intends to be
very impressive, which will almost surely fail to impress the woman.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 09:31 AM (KUaJL)

"Shut up your mansplaining and look pretty." she commanded.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 09:33 AM (NMAzL)

14 A female artist from before the 20th century is rare. I wonder if that's why he picked the subject?

Posted by: Kris at November 15, 2018 09:33 AM (OyyDO)

15 Looks like he is saying

remember when I used to bang the hell out of you

and she gives him the over the shoulder

no!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 15, 2018 09:34 AM (JFO2v)

16 Apiarist.

Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 09:34 AM (cxHbL)

17 Why would you paint in a white dress?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

18 Oh, I was thinking we already had this, but no it was MP^4 touting it. Good choice.

This one really embiggens. I love seeing the brush strokes.

This violates the rule of thirds in having our main subject smack dab in the middle and all the rest of the action on the left, but it works. All of their attention is focused left, yet the huge negative space on the right draws you back. I like the tension.

I don't yet have a theory for the symbolism of a geyser coming out of the guy's head.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

19 She's sitting up so straight
Posted by: Votermom's


Look closer. That looks like Leslie Jordan sitting there.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (iGewq)

20 It's just a lazy day in the garden. He's feeling sleepy post-lunch as she dabbles in her watercolors.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pack Your Panic Room with Grade A Comment Kits from The Outrage Outlet! at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (hLRSq)

21 That pedestal thing needs to be refurbished.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

22 She's sitting up so straight
Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce

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


Women worked on their posture back then..

I guess everyone did, now that I think about it..

I remember being told to sit up straight by Sister Mary Holywater more than a few times!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 15, 2018 09:36 AM (438dO)

23 That dude's posture just screams "Lolling about!"

Posted by: Muldoon on the Lido deck stage at November 15, 2018 09:36 AM (m45I2)

24 Art about art.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (EZebt)

25 Maybe the easel is hiding the salami? She looks like she is hungry... (Sniper in the Waterfall)

Posted by: catman at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (JHxwF)

26 I remember being told to sit up straight by Sister Mary Holywater more than a few times!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 15, 2018 09:36 AM (438dO)

Whack!!

Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (cxHbL)

27 Mornin' Horde.

Seriously, seems to be a lot of pics I'd rather just step into and kiss the actual world goodbye.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (AM1GF)

28 The posture of the dude in the picture is clearly
that of a man who is in the middle of saying something he intends to be very impressive, which will almost surely fail to impress the woman.

Posted by: joe


You can tell it's not Paolo. Paolo would have already walked away.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (iGewq)

29 Unless it's a schematic to a Boeing 777, I ain't interested by the art.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (77Zk1)

30 The posture of the dude in the picture is clearly
that of a man who is in the middle of saying something he intends to be
very impressive, which will almost surely fail to impress the woman.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 09:31 AM (KUaJL)

"Shut up your mansplaining and look pretty." she commanded.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 09:33 AM (NMAzL)


Look at that porn stache. If she ain't impressed, some other dame will be. That's why he chillin' like a villain.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (cY3LT)

31 Why would you paint in a white dress?


Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (lwiT4)


It's before Labor Day. Them's the rules - Moose in geosynchronous orbit shoulda told ya.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pack Your Panic Room with Grade A Comment Kits from The Outrage Outlet! at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (hLRSq)

32 So much White Privilege.

Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (EPaen)

33 https://www.johnsingersargent.org/

The guy had almost 1,000 paintings.

Successful meaning he made money (I'm guessing)

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 15, 2018 09:38 AM (hrcfq)

34 Pale, frail, and blind drunk!

Hillary/Wifebeater 2020!

*click*

*whrrrr*

*hic*

*shart*

Posted by: Hillarybot 4.0 at November 15, 2018 09:38 AM (XkVXQ)

35 Fountain.. not waterfall..

Posted by: catman at November 15, 2018 09:38 AM (JHxwF)

36 Skillful, certainly, but it's rather dull.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 09:38 AM (NWiLs)

37

If only we could see what she was painting. If she was painting a
painting about a person painting a painting, then we'd have a painting
of a person painting a person painting.


She's painting him a sammich.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 09:38 AM (HaL55)

38 Why would you paint in a white dress?
Posted by: grammie winger

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

She's wearing a white painting frock over her dress..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 15, 2018 09:38 AM (438dO)

39 I don't yet have a theory for the symbolism of a geyser coming out of the guy's head.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

It's a fountain coming out of his head.

Fountain... head

Sergent was actually a closet Ayn Rand fan.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 09:39 AM (KUaJL)

40 Why would you paint in a white dress?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (lwiT4)


It's before Labor Day.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 09:39 AM (mUa7G)

41 She isn't wearing any panties under that dress.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 15, 2018 09:39 AM (JUOKG)

42 I remember being told to sit up straight by Sister Mary Holywater more than a few times!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry


*whacks knuckles with ruler*

Eyes on your own page!

Posted by: Sister Mary Holywater at November 15, 2018 09:39 AM (XkVXQ)

43 Beautiful. Thank you, CBD and MP4. I'm much relieved. I still haven't recovered from Bacchus in the ONT.

And this certainly isn't watercolor because you can see brush strokes. I do like the soft quality of it. Very lovely.

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 09:39 AM (U5tDi)

44 Sniper never had it so good. Even a place to put your beer.

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 15, 2018 09:40 AM (TUU1F)

45 I don't yet have a theory for the symbolism of a geyser coming out of the guy's head.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (fuK7c)


Yeah, a real head-scratcher.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 09:40 AM (cY3LT)

46

That dude's posture just screams "Lolling about!"

He's a Gentleman of Leisure.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 09:40 AM (HaL55)

47 16 Apiarist.


********


Like Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey?

Posted by: Muldoon on the Lido deck stage at November 15, 2018 09:40 AM (m45I2)

48 I don't yet have a theory for the symbolism of a geyser coming out of the guy's head.

The Paolo knows.

Posted by: The Paolo at November 15, 2018 09:41 AM (XkVXQ)

49 The fountain, she is just a grande toilette.

Posted by: Wildly Gesticulating Basque at November 15, 2018 09:41 AM (fhBMz)

50 Someday the Bureau of Cultural Rectification will mandate all these paintings be 'diversified.'

Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 09:42 AM (EPaen)

51 Like Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey?

Posted by: Muldoon on the Lido deck stage at November 15, 2018 09:40 AM (m45I2)

iswydt

Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 09:42 AM (cxHbL)

52 The fountain, she is just a grande toilette.
Posted by: Wildly Gesticulating Basque



Grande Bidet.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 09:42 AM (iGewq)

53 > It's a painting about a painting. It's a meta painting.

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

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 15, 2018 09:42 AM (vOkuK)

54 This is a very fun painting. The two figures are relaxed and having fun, and the posing is exquisite.

From across the room it is almost photo quality except the colors on my monitor are hyper-real. I wonder what it looks like in person in good light.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 09:42 AM (mUa7G)

55 Bitch better capture my good side if she knows what's good for her.

Posted by: Creepy Porn Lawyer at November 15, 2018 09:42 AM (XkVXQ)

56 "So, Martha. I met this hot little number at a Key West Bar. What do you say to a 3 way?"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at November 15, 2018 09:43 AM (3sjI6)

57
That dude's posture just screams "Lolling about!"

He's a Gentleman of Leisure.

--

Old money. What was a successful Italian family doing at that time that made the family fortune?

Anytime, any place is a good place to be if you have enough money.

And I saw the water as a water fall, not a fountain.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 15, 2018 09:43 AM (hrcfq)

58 I don't yet have a theory for the symbolism of a geyser coming out of the guy's head.


********


It's Joey Bidet's Vice-presidential portrait!!

Posted by: Muldoon on the Lido deck stage at November 15, 2018 09:43 AM (m45I2)

59 Grande Bidet.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 09:42 AM (iGewq)

Don't you have to say it backwards? Bidet Grande?

Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 09:44 AM (cxHbL)

60 Sargent is one of those guys that -- I dunno, this is going to say more about me than about Sargent -- that I took too long to get a taste for because I encountered him too late in life.

It's like there's a name and you've heard the name but you don't know what to associate it with and then finally the thing clicks and oh that's Sargent. And then your brain, well, my brain, says fuck that guy how could I have gone all these years without knowing him. There must be something wrong with him because otherwise I have to feel shame at having been ignorant.

So then there is some seething.

I'm over all that now. I think he's amazing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 09:44 AM (fuK7c)

61 33. yes he was in demand on two continents.

Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 09:44 AM (EPaen)

62

Lets see now...

1 for the Republicans

1 for the Democrats

2 for the Republicans

1, 2 for the Democrats

3 for the Republicans

1, 2, 3 for the Democrats....


Posted by: Over heard in FL recount room at November 15, 2018 09:44 AM (GEhPL)

63 Old money. What was a successful Italian family doing at that time that made the family fortune?


Numbers. Whores. Loans.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 09:44 AM (iGewq)

64 Apiarist.
Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 09:34 AM (cxHbL)


Um . . . Egyptian Bull Worship?

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 09:45 AM (mUa7G)

65
Dude is falling asleep in his chair waiting for the little woman to finish her daubing. This foreshadows the "guy trapped in the shoe store with his significant other," except he can sit down.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 09:45 AM (BWL+E)

66 Bitches Get Stitches

Posted by: Avenatti-Ellison 2020 at November 15, 2018 09:46 AM (XkVXQ)

67 Very white privilege?

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at November 15, 2018 09:46 AM (RfnqA)

68 Numbers. Whores. Loans.
Posted by: rickb223

>That's a good name for a loansharking business.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 15, 2018 09:47 AM (77Zk1)

69 Apiarist.
Posted by: BignJames



**********


Hive mind

Posted by: Muldoon on the Lido deck stage at November 15, 2018 09:47 AM (m45I2)

70 This is a very fun painting. The two figures are relaxed and having fun, and the posing is exquisite.

From across the room it is almost photo quality except the colors on my monitor are hyper-real. I wonder what it looks like in person in good light.
Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 09:42 AM (mUa7G)


You think the woman is relaxed?

I don't see relaxed. So much opportunity to speculate, but I gotta think she doesn't trust him as far as she could throw him.

Dripping symbolism COULD be made of the hand, holding him at arms length, the paint palette on her lap (blocking access), and the huge white dropcloth like smock, covering her, preventing any "information" about her actual shape...

No, I don't believe she is relaxed at all.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 09:47 AM (cY3LT)

71 Is that artist presenting as a woman today?

Posted by: Margaret Thatcher at November 15, 2018 09:48 AM (Z216Q)

72 Apiarist.
Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 09:34 AM (cxHbL)

Um . . . Egyptian Bull Worship?


Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 09:45 AM (mUa7G)


Bee Keeper.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pack Your Panic Room with Grade A Comment Kits from The Outrage Outlet! at November 15, 2018 09:48 AM (hLRSq)

73 I really like this painting, which is why I recommended it.

It's very evocative, in that I can almost hear the fountain and birds singing somewhere in the garden while I stroll by in a linen suit, mopping my brow and doing my Sydney Greenstreet bit.

FWIW, the full title of this painting is The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy and was painted in 1907.

The villa itself was bombed to near-ruins during WWII and the gardens are now a public park.

Here's the fountain today:

https://tinyurl.com/y8cakb2s

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 09:48 AM (kqsXK)

74 >>You think the woman is relaxed?

>>I don't see relaxed. So much opportunity to speculate, but I gotta think she doesn't trust him as far as she could throw him.

Well it's her husband so yea.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 15, 2018 09:48 AM (/tuJf)

75 You think the woman is relaxed?

I don't see relaxed. So much opportunity to speculate, but I gotta think she doesn't trust him as far as she could throw him.

Dripping symbolism COULD be made of the hand, holding him at arms length, the paint palette on her lap (blocking access), and the huge white dropcloth like smock, covering her, preventing any "information" about her actual shape...

No, I don't believe she is relaxed at all.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 09:47 AM (cY3LT)

No, she is not relaxed. She is aroused by the outline in his pants.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at November 15, 2018 09:48 AM (3sjI6)

76 The SJWs have already attacked culinary world over cultural appropriation but even the NPR foodies said 'nah brah'

Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 09:48 AM (EPaen)

77 > Numbers. Whores. Loans.

It's true I have a lot of friends in politics, but they wouldn't be so friendly if they knew my business was drugs instead of gambling which they consider a harmless vice. But drugs, that's a dirty business.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 15, 2018 09:49 AM (vOkuK)

78 She's painting a smiley-face stick figure, which will really piss the guy off as he's been sitting there for hours.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 09:49 AM (NWiLs)

79 Let's discuss the man's relaxed pose and the symbolism of that whitish geyeser behind him. I'm not saying "post-coital" but...

Posted by: Art Major at November 15, 2018 09:50 AM (RfnqA)

80
Old money. What was a successful Italian family doing at that time that made the family fortune?

Big landowner enjoying the wealth sweated out of the starving contadini.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 09:50 AM (BWL+E)

81 Someday the Bureau of Cultural Rectification will mandate all these paintings be 'diversified.'

Posted by: kallisto


Why am I imagining the Joker "improving" the artwork in the '89 Batman?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 15, 2018 09:50 AM (AM1GF)

82 I really like this painting, which is why I recommended it.

It's very evocative, in that I can almost hear the fountain and birds singing somewhere in the garden while I stroll by in a linen suit, mopping my brow and doing my Sydney Greenstreet bit.

FWIW, the full title of this painting is The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy and was painted in 1907.

The villa itself was bombed to near-ruins during WWII and the gardens are now a public park.

Here's the fountain today:

https://tinyurl.com/y8cakb2s
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 09:48 AM (kqsXK)


Cool! Thanks for the background info and the pic!

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 09:52 AM (cY3LT)

83
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down, sport

Mind me platypus duck, bill
Mind me platypus duck bill

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 15, 2018 09:52 AM (SlZiq)

84 The villa itself was bombed to near-ruins during WWII and the gardens are now a public park.
--
Did the family's wealth survive or was it diluted too much by the hordes of grandchildren?

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 15, 2018 09:52 AM (hrcfq)

85 17
Why would you paint in a white dress?


Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

She didn't wash her own clothes. Paint stains were a problem for the Irish washerwoman to worry about.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 09:52 AM (d6Ksn)

86
Seriously, seems to be a lot of pics I'd rather just step into and kiss the actual world goodbye.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 15, 2018 09:37 AM (AM1GF)

----------------
I see those all the time, especially those things of rainy evenings in Paris in the late 19th century -- except that I want to zip back out the second I need an ibuprofen.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 15, 2018 09:53 AM (13CQC)

87
Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 15, 2018 09:53 AM (SlZiq)

88 We're a couple of cuck sockers

Posted by: Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg at November 15, 2018 09:53 AM (29LF1)

89 The SJWs have already attacked culinary world over cultural appropriation but even the NPR foodies said 'nah brah'
Posted by: kallisto

>SJW are probably those kinds of people who eat taco WITH UTENSILS.

Also, if we were to stop cooking other cultures' food, then American cuisine would only consist of a burger or steak with fries.

And apple pies, I guess.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 15, 2018 09:53 AM (77Zk1)

90 This is a thoroughly pleasant painting. I think it was done in oils but has a watercolor feel about it. Appropriate for the subject. I like the way the stone work contrasts with the greenery and the water, the way the folds in the smock and other clothing show the softness of summer weight cloth, even the water matching the whites of the clothing. Sargent makes the viewer hear the fountain and feel the warmth of summer sunlight.

The composition is very close to the 'thirds' considered to be best but not so much that it feels calculated. It would be interesting to see this in person

Posted by: JTB at November 15, 2018 09:53 AM (758Rh)

91 81. yes - - or that lady Cecilia 'improving' Jesus

Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 09:53 AM (EPaen)

92 Big landowner enjoying the wealth sweated out of the starving contadini.


Heh. Thanks to Poppins' I looked up the history of the villa.

It's the one racket that's bigger than the mob. The Church. The thing was owned by Cardinals and Borgheses for hundreds of years.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 09:54 AM (fuK7c)

93 This is such a picture of extravagance, I love it. All the backbreaking work and strife that's going on around them in the world, and they've got a fountain, a table, an easel, and all the time in the world.

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 09:54 AM (NpvYf)

94 >>You think the woman is relaxed?

>>I don't see relaxed. So much opportunity to speculate, but I gotta think she doesn't trust him as far as she could throw him.
---------------------
Well it's her husband so yea.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 15, 2018 09:48 AM (/tuJf)


And he's Italian. He could very easily be regaling her with tales of his most recent tail.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 09:54 AM (cY3LT)

95 >SJW are probably those kinds of people who eat taco WITH UTENSILS.

I thought you were supposed to eat taco with...never mind.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 09:54 AM (NWiLs)

96 89 The SJWs have already attacked culinary world over cultural appropriation but even the NPR foodies said 'nah brah'


The Bag of Dicks is still on the table. It's culturally neutral.

Posted by: Roy at November 15, 2018 09:55 AM (29LF1)

97 No, I don't believe she is relaxed at all.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 09:47 AM (cY3LT)


She is focused and loose and clearly enjoying herself. The tenseness is from being controlled, not stressed.

Her legs are supporting her easily and not clenched or overly bracing her on the stool, her arms are extended and loose, and not retracted or curled. The extra brushes are held loosely between her left fingers and the hand is not clenched ot control them. Clenching or curling the arms would force her to hunch forward, and force her head to bend forward or tip back to keep her face forward, in either case causing her to hunch her shoulders.

I think they are having a nice day

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 09:55 AM (mUa7G)

98 Did someone mention nun names?

I love this song.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nhQa3_wWrR4

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 15, 2018 09:55 AM (84QUd)

99 91 81. yes - - or that lady Cecilia 'improving' Jesus
Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 09:53 AM (EPaen)

She's breaking my heart.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 09:55 AM (NWiLs)

100 ".....very good. Now you will blow me."

Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 09:55 AM (F4u7C)

101

Cool! Thanks for the background info and the pic!

Agreed. That was cool, MP4.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 09:56 AM (HaL55)

102 I'm late to the party this morning but if there's one type of protest I can get behind, it's this one:

http://bit.ly/2S00mX1

Posted by: Trey Gowdy's New, Fresh, Crisp Coiffure at November 15, 2018 09:56 AM (/qi1k)

103 (Hope the link works-- it's Tommy Sharp and the Sharp-Tones and it's totally worth it.)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 15, 2018 09:56 AM (84QUd)

104
Also, if we were to stop cooking other cultures' food, then American cuisine would only consist of a burger or steak with fries.

And apple pies, I guess.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic


I could live with that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 09:57 AM (BWL+E)

105 89. I don't think the SJWs want to open that door. Because I will personally show up at every Starbucks and confiscate the capuccino of every non-Italian heritage consumer.

Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 09:58 AM (EPaen)

106 Sargent is a master of tone and value.


Zoom in close to anything and you will see there is nothing there.


The best.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 15, 2018 09:58 AM (qxq6t)

107

This is such a picture of extravagance, I love it. All the backbreaking
work and strife that's going on around them in the world, and they've
got a fountain, a table, an easel, and all the time in the world.


And the War to End All Wars has yet to begin.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 09:58 AM (HaL55)

108 I think they are having a nice day
Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 09:55 AM (mUa7G)


Having a nice day? Sure, they're wealthy Euros before the world blew up a few years later.

But she ain't going for that. No no, no can do.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 09:59 AM (cY3LT)

109
Speaking of 70's nuns...

Ever hear this cool version song of The Lord's Prayer?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7K1yfoppGU

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 15, 2018 09:59 AM (SlZiq)

110 Come on you guys. Sometimes a fountain is just a fountain, no?

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 09:59 AM (U5tDi)

111 Zoom in close to anything and you will see there is nothing there.


Yes. Exactly. The way this one embiggens you get right down to where the paint just seems carelessly slapped on, yet the image is perfect.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 09:59 AM (fuK7c)

112 Did the family's wealth survive or was it diluted too much by the hordes of grandchildren?

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 15, 2018 09:52 AM (hrcfq)


From what I can tell, the Princes Torlonia are still rich.

https://tinyurl.com/yc6ntxf6

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 09:59 AM (kqsXK)

113 99. i had to think about that one.

Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 10:00 AM (EPaen)

114 The Grande Bidet, this is album by your super groupe 'Styx', no?

Posted by: Wildly Gesticulating Basque at November 15, 2018 10:00 AM (fhBMz)

115 And the War to End All Wars has yet to begin.

Eh, I like my version better.

Posted by: H.G. Wells at November 15, 2018 10:00 AM (84QUd)

116 And here's a nice pair of shoes for the 'ettes:

https://tinyurl.com/yacpvezd

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 10:00 AM (kqsXK)

117 89
The SJWs have already attacked culinary world over cultural appropriation but even the NPR foodies said 'nah brah'

Posted by: kallisto

Attack culinary "cultural appropriation" and you're punching most libs- especially urban libs - right in the gut. For them, one of the big pluses of "diversity" means they can enjoy Indian and Thai and Ethiopian and Jamaican restaurants, while not having to live anywhere near the people who staff those restaurants.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 10:01 AM (d6Ksn)

118 > Because I will personally show up at every Starbucks and confiscate the capuccino of every non-Italian heritage consumer.

Paulie Walnuts weighs in:

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

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 15, 2018 10:01 AM (vOkuK)

119 The ground in the painting is so messy. I guess it adds to it somehow, but it kind of draws focus away from the more important elements of the painting.

Posted by: Smoked Surfperch at November 15, 2018 10:01 AM (gh7cp)

120 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The only "Collusion" is that of the Democrats with Russia and many others. Why didn't the FBI take the Server from the DNC? They still don't have it. Check out how biased Facebook, Google and Twitter are in favor of the Democrats. That's the real Collusion!

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 10:02 AM (BqBId)

121 Having a nice day? Sure, they're wealthy Euros before the world blew up a few years later.

Instapundit has a link to Spengler that says almost exactly that about present day. And not just Europe.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/313062/

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 15, 2018 10:03 AM (hrcfq)

122 Kurt Schlichter @KurtSchlichter
27s
"Have you stopped beating your wife, Avenetti?"
"That's t total lie. She wasn't my wife."

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 10:03 AM (BqBId)

123 100 ".....very good. Now you will blow me."
Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 09:55 AM (F4u7C)

I always thot Its Just Lunch would do much better as Its Just a BJ!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 15, 2018 10:03 AM (JFO2v)

124 113 99. i had to think about that one.
Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 10:00 AM (EPaen)

The heartbreak of having a faithless hoor as a lover. A theme exploresd by many a song, such as Offspring's "Self Esteem."

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 10:03 AM (NWiLs)

125 The Bag of Dicks is still on the table. It's culturally neutral.
Posted by: Roy at November 15, 2018 09:55 AM (29LF1)

It's also delicious!

Posted by: Shep! at November 15, 2018 10:04 AM (gh7cp)

126 And in more life sucks news, I can't buy tickets to see Iron Maiden next year. They're only issuing "tickets" for smart phones - no paper. Well I don't have a smart phone, so i can't see the concert.

Posted by: josephistan at November 15, 2018 10:04 AM (7HtZB)

127 I see those all the time, especially those things of rainy evenings in Paris in the late 19th century -- except that I want to zip back out the second I need an ibuprofen.


Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 15, 2018 09:53 AM (13CQC)


But there's enough OTC opium, cocaine and morphine that you wouldn't care.

I think Bayer aspirin had been invented by 1907, though.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 10:04 AM (kqsXK)

128 Oh, my!

The sexual symbolism here is so thick and replete, I'm surprised you'd post this on this family-friendly smart military blog.

Posted by: mindful webworker - gasping at November 15, 2018 10:04 AM (Dzxm7)

129 So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde,
And there if is, hangin' on the shed.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 15, 2018 10:04 AM (MwFQu)

130 >>The heartbreak of having a faithless hoor Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 10:03 AM (NWiLs)

Now you're just being picky.

Posted by: Zod at November 15, 2018 10:04 AM (Bdeb0)

131 I always thot Its Just Lunch would do much better as Its Just a BJ!
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 15, 2018 10:03 AM (JFO2v)


Or "just the tip. I promise!"

Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 10:05 AM (F4u7C)

132 Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 15, 2018 09:53 AM (SlZiq)


We tanned his hide when he died, Clyde
That's it hangin' on the shed!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pack Your Panic Room with Grade A Comment Kits from The Outrage Outlet! at November 15, 2018 10:05 AM (hLRSq)

133

Heh. I guess the Sharp Tones couldn't find anything to rhyme with Sister Mary Elephant.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:05 AM (HaL55)

134 And in more life sucks news, I can't buy tickets to see Iron Maiden next year. They're only issuing "tickets" for smart phones - no paper. Well I don't have a smart phone, so i can't see the concert.
Posted by: josephistan at November 15, 2018 10:04 AM (7HtZB)


You should sue for discrimination.

Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 10:05 AM (F4u7C)

135 Test

Posted by: Agitator at November 15, 2018 10:05 AM (atO6j)

136 The way this one embiggens you get right down to where the paint just seems carelessly slapped on, yet the image is perfect.

I see what you mean. It's incredible. Splotch, splotch, splotch. Switch colors and repeat. Et, voila! A perfect scene.

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:05 AM (Y9zp1)

137 Instapundit has a link to Spengler that says almost exactly that about present day. And not just Europe.

Oh, God, no. I hate to think that this awful time to be alive is our version of 1913.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 10:06 AM (kqsXK)

138 120 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The only "Collusion" is that of the Democrats with Russia and many others. Why didn't the FBI take the Server from the DNC? They still don't have it. Check out how biased Facebook, Google and Twitter are in favor of the Democrats. That's the real Collusion!

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 10:02 AM (BqBId)


And yet... What progress has been made towards putting even a single Dem (higher ranking than Reality Winner, one that has actual electoral cachet) in PMITA prison?

Posted by: Hikaru at November 15, 2018 10:06 AM (UnA8+)

139 Ah, the Impressionists... the boy bands of the the art world.

Posted by: Al Crapton at November 15, 2018 10:06 AM (T8/UU)

140 I saw Grande Bidet open for Little John in 1978.

Posted by: db at November 15, 2018 10:06 AM (Gh3mF)

141 Come on you guys. Sometimes a fountain is just a fountain, no?

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 09:59 AM (U5tDi)

And sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at November 15, 2018 10:06 AM (3sjI6)

142 The sexual symbolism here is so thick and replete, I'm surprised you'd post this on this family-friendly smart military blog.


Posted by: mindful webworker - gasping at November 15, 2018 10:04 AM (Dzxm7)


You really can't put "military blog" and "family-friendly" in the same sentence.

Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 10:06 AM (F4u7C)

143 130 >>The heartbreak of having a faithless hoor Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 10:03 AM (NWiLs)

Now you're just being picky.
Posted by: Zod at November 15, 2018 10:04 AM (Bdeb0)

Heh. Well, it's one thing if they're up front about it.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 10:06 AM (NWiLs)

144 115 And the War to End All Wars has yet to begin.

Eh, I like my version better.
Posted by: H.G. Wells at November 15, 2018 10:00 AM (84QUd)

==========

We don't tolerate literal fascists around here.

Begone with you!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:07 AM (ANN96)

145 I could live with that.





Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 09:57 AM (BWL+E)
I couldn't - but it's not like cooking curries or making guac is a task far beyond white home cooks.
And, given the huge popularity of McDs and KFC beyond our shores, I don't think non-Westerners would be happy if burgers and friend chicken disappeared from their diets.At any rate, you have to be a real stick in the mud to care about what other people eat.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 10:08 AM (d6Ksn)

146 137 Instapundit has a link to Spengler that says almost exactly that about present day. And not just Europe.

Oh, God, no. I hate to think that this awful time to be alive is our version of 1913.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 10:06 AM (kqsXK)

===========

I look forward to Europe tearing itself apart through nation level armed conflict and America refusing to come to their rescue.

Personally.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:08 AM (ANN96)

147 And this certainly isn't watercolor because you can see brush strokes.

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 09:39 AM (U5tDi)

Good point. And this painting improves when enlarged....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 10:08 AM (wYseH)

148 I get the picture..........he is trying to hold it in till she capitulates,but the waterfall is urging on a semi hardon
who will win this standoff...my bets on the broad cumming out on top...........

Posted by: saf at November 15, 2018 10:08 AM (5IHGB)

149 Curses!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pack Your Panic Room with Grade A Comment Kits from The Outrage Outlet! at November 15, 2018 10:08 AM (hLRSq)

150 Paulie Walnuts weighs in:


Heh. (i) That's a riot. (b) It drives me right up the wall that Paulie pronounces it "expresso".

(III) Which leads me to the fact that I'm exactly the guy they're making fun of in this video about "Italian" in Bensonhurst:

https://youtu.be/qcp8rN-YqLw

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 10:08 AM (fuK7c)

151
Attack culinary "cultural appropriation" and you're punching most libs- especially urban libs - right in the gut. For them, one of the big pluses of "diversity" means they can enjoy Indian and Thai and Ethiopian and Jamaican restaurants, while not having to live anywhere near the people who staff those restaurants.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 10:01 AM (d6Ksn)






Not unlike some folks on our side who bitch about having to live in blue hellholes, but when you suggest they move somewhere they won't be persecuted, "No way. It's impossible to find a good bagel in Wyoming!"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:09 AM (veoSD)

152 You really can't put "military blog" and "family-friendly" in the same sentence.
Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 10:06 AM (F4u7C)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE YOU JUST DID PUT THEM IN THE SAME SENTENCE (ALBEIT IN QUOTATIONS).

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 15, 2018 10:09 AM (gh7cp)

153 143 130 >>The heartbreak of having a faithless hoor Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 10:03 AM (NWiLs)


See: Hosea.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 15, 2018 10:09 AM (MwFQu)

154
the Saginaw, Michigan song was just on the radio

Johnny Cash covered it, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 15, 2018 10:09 AM (SlZiq)

155 123 100 ".....very good. Now you will blow me."
Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 09:55 AM (F4u7C)

I always thot Its Just Lunch would do much better as Its Just a BJ!
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 15, 2018 10:03 AM (JFO2v)

Don't even get me started on "It's Just Lunch" - they're so expensive that they offer promotional discounts of hundreds of dollars on their services. The people who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a dating site don't have a problem meeting women in the first place!

Posted by: josephistan at November 15, 2018 10:10 AM (7HtZB)

156 "No, really, how long do I have to sit like this? I mean, this is really getting uncomfortable. Wait, not even a handjob? Really?"

Posted by: That poor guy at November 15, 2018 10:10 AM (RD7QR)

157 Posted by: Avenatti-Ellison 2020 at November 15, 2018 09:46 AM (XkVXQ)

I am stealing this.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 10:10 AM (wYseH)

158
John Cardillo @johncardillo
57m
I give @MichaelAvenatti and all other suspects the presumption of innocence.

But it's important to note that he was arrested for felony, not misdemeanor, DV.

That means there's a complaining victim with visible injuries who swore out a complaint under penalty of perjury.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 10:12 AM (BqBId)

159
157 Posted by: Avenatti-Ellison 2020 at November 15, 2018 09:46 AM (XkVXQ)

I am stealing this.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 10:10 AM (wYseH)







Stop! Thief!

Call the militia!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:12 AM (veoSD)

160 At any rate, you have to be a real stick in the mud to care about what other people eat.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 10:08 AM (d6Ksn)

Mmmm.....how about Spotted Owl?

Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 10:13 AM (cxHbL)

161 Good point. And this painting improves when enlarged....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 10:08 AM (wYseH)
-----------

Every once in a while I'll say something lucid. That was it for November. I've used up my quota.

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 10:13 AM (U5tDi)

162 Dude's takin' a mid-day ganja nap.

Posted by: klaftern at November 15, 2018 10:14 AM (RuIsu)

163 Jordan Peterson mansplaining himself to BBC cuckess.

Posted by: saf at November 15, 2018 10:14 AM (5IHGB)

164 REMOVE EXPRESSO

Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 10:14 AM (EPaen)

165 Mmmm.....how about Spotted Owl?
Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 10:13 AM (cxHbL)

It's OK... Tastes a little like Bald Eagle.

Posted by: db at November 15, 2018 10:14 AM (Gh3mF)

166 Jordan Peterson mansplaining himself to BBC cuckess.
Posted by: saf at November 15, 2018 10:14 AM (5IHGB)


ROONEY! YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE!!!!!

Wait.....Wrong Peterson.

Posted by: Cameron at November 15, 2018 10:15 AM (F4u7C)

167 Not unlike some folks on our side who bitch about having to live in blue hellholes, but when you suggest they move somewhere they won't be persecuted, "No way. It's impossible to find a good bagel in Wyoming!"
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:09 AM (veoSD)

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

I don't give anyone a hard time for staying where they do, because of the variety of reasons they are there. Families, careers, or just that it is their home and they otherwise like it there. Some want to stay and fight to change it back. There are too many variables involved to just suggest "so just move".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:16 AM (ffYR/)

168 "No way. It's impossible to find a good bagel in Wyoming!"

www.mortsbagels.com

With a schmeer.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at November 15, 2018 10:16 AM (p6e8W)

169 Don't even get me started on "It's Just Lunch" - they're so expensive that they offer promotional discounts of hundreds of dollars on their services. The people who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a dating site don't have a problem meeting women in the first place!

Like those guys who can drop 10K to go to "Sex Island," as mentioned on the ONT.

That story irritates me no end.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 10:16 AM (kqsXK)

170

That story irritates me no end.

Yeah, but not as irritated as the guys who return from there with some new strain of STD that's drug-resistant.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:18 AM (HaL55)

171 Juanita Scarlett is a good porn name.

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:18 AM (bUjCl)

172 Not unlike some folks on our side who bitch about
having to live in blue hellholes, but when you suggest they move
somewhere they won't be persecuted, "No way. It's impossible to find a
good bagel in Wyoming!"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:09 AM (veoSD)

Well, as someone who has lived in blue hellholes her entire life, I think there is more involved. If you're a person with strong family ties, the prospect of moving to a red state where everyone is a stranger is not appealing. Also, there just aren't that many jobs in Wyoming. And what about conservative blue staters who made the move only to find out that their new state has become a lib hellhole? I feel for conservatives who moved from Cali to Colorado or from Mass. to Virginia.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 10:18 AM (d6Ksn)

173 REMOVE EXPRESSO
Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 10:14 AM (EPaen)

why ?

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:19 AM (bUjCl)

174 Does Kristol's Kuck Kruise go to Sex Island?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (oVJmc)

175 >>The people who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a dating site don't have a problem meeting women in the first place!

Zod sent his trusted factor to Phoenix a week ago to acquire Sinema. My man has a satchel full of money, but it does not come to "thousands of dollars." I'm beginning to think that her electoral victory will make her more expensive than she would otherwise have been...

Posted by: Zod at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (Bdeb0)

176
Maybe that's a fountain spraying everything ...



... and maybe it's not. Guy seems awfully, shall we say, spent.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (pNxlR)

177 I like the centrally lit aspect of this one, with the lighting fading a little on the edge. You can clearly see the subjects and their sense of purpose, without being overly obtrusive about it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, AntiDemFa (Anti-Demofascist) at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (Z216Q)

178 Is that a guy in the dress? Doesn't look much like a woman. Well maybe a plain, mannish looking one

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (OLCnA)

179 Does Kristol's Kuck Kruise go to Sex Island?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (oVJmc)



It's a peninsula

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (bUjCl)

180 That's a nice painting, but that's not Bacchus.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (wYOaw)

181 >>Not unlike some folks on our side who bitch about having to live in blue hellholes, but when you suggest they move somewhere they won't be persecuted, "No way. It's impossible to find a good bagel in Wyoming!"

Not to mention not being able to walk to a public library and see some of Sargent's best work for free.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (/tuJf)

182 The people who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a dating site don't have a problem meeting women in the first place!

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

I met Dolley online.

She winked at me through the site. I signed up for the free 3 day trial, had enough conversation with her to connect with her on Facebook, and dropped the subscription to the dating site.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:21 AM (XSSCs)

183 :>"Hmmm...I'm not a fan of Sargent's "softer" work (watercolors?). I like
his portraits better. But this is an interesting scene, and his skill is
undeniable."-- Posted by CBD

You'd probably be even more impressed with Sargent's skill if you saw the original. Stand close to the picture and the passages of bravura brushwork appear as abstract, but stand farther back and they coalesce into realism.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 15, 2018 10:21 AM (idA3B)

184 PDT is tweeting about the Mueller investigation, Crooked Hillary, etc. again. And Papadopolous is still telegraphing big reveals coming. *fingers crossed*

Still worried about Gina Haspell though. Thought she was one of the good guys, but Pap seems to suggest that she's complicit.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (NtglE)

185 181 >>Not unlike some folks on our side who bitch about having to live in blue hellholes, but when you suggest they move somewhere they won't be persecuted, "No way. It's impossible to find a good bagel in Wyoming!"

Not to mention not being able to walk to a public library and see some of Sargent's best work for free.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM (/tuJf)

===========

Gonna be honest, I'm not sure what beats seeing Fort Sumter every morning on my drive to work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (XSSCs)

186 Not to mention not being able to walk to a public library and see some of Sargent's best work for free.[/I/

I can do one of those things.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (p6e8W)

187 Juanita Scarlett is a good porn name.
Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:18 AM (bUjCl)

Scarlett Hermana is better.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (3sjI6)

188 169 Don't even get me started on "It's Just Lunch" - they're so expensive that they offer promotional discounts of hundreds of dollars on their services. The people who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a dating site don't have a problem meeting women in the first place!

Like those guys who can drop 10K to go to "Sex Island," as mentioned on the ONT.

That story irritates me no end.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 10:16 AM (kqsXK)

I wish I had $10k to drop on a weekend at Whore Island. Not that I'd go to Whore Island, I just wish I had that much money to burn.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (NWiLs)

189 the prospect of moving to a red state where everyone is a stranger is not appealing.

Also, it's hard to leave that which you helped build. That's all you can see, is the way it was, the excitement that was in the air.

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:23 AM (C78No)

190 Don't even get me started on "It's Just Lunch" - they're so expensive that they offer promotional discounts of hundreds of dollars on their services. The people who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a dating site don't have a problem meeting women in the first place!


-


But rich people tend to value their time very highly. And a dating site that specifically weeds everyone who isn't already like you, might be worth it if you're pulling in a few million a year.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 10:23 AM (KUaJL)

191 Wakes up.
Scratches.
Looks around.
Dang. Why is it that there is always one shirt you have that no matter how careful you are, five minutes after putting it on, it gets dirty??!! WTF???
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:23 AM (0tfLf)

192 But rich people tend to value their time very highly. And a dating site that specifically weeds everyone who isn't already like you, might be worth it if you're pulling in a few million a year.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 10:23 AM (KUaJL)

With that kind of dough, hire escorts.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 10:24 AM (NWiLs)

193 Flake is at it again. What he needs is a good right hook; that'd straighten him out (well his nose, at least.)

Posted by: IrishEi at November 15, 2018 10:24 AM (NtglE)

194 Is that a guy in the dress? Doesn't look much like a woman. Well maybe a plain, mannish looking one
Posted by: TheQuietMan



See #19.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:25 AM (iGewq)

195
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (XSSCs)


You're in Charleston? Nice place!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 15, 2018 10:25 AM (pNxlR)

196

B'Gal is up, duty calls.

biab

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:25 AM (HaL55)

197 I've been waiting for my military retirement check to kick in since the first part of September, it should be close to $10K.

It will be going to pay off the whores at the bank.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at November 15, 2018 10:25 AM (p6e8W)

198 Gonna be honest, I'm not sure what beats seeing Fort Sumter every morning on my drive to work.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (XSSCs)

I'm sure it runs a close second to the nude beach.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at November 15, 2018 10:26 AM (3sjI6)

199 195
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (XSSCs)

You're in Charleston? Nice place!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 15, 2018 10:25 AM (pNxlR)

==========

Good food. Nice weather. Nice people.

I'd be in heaven if I liked the beach. As it is, I'm just really really happy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:26 AM (XSSCs)

200 Goes looking for coffee.

It's on your shirt.

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:26 AM (C78No)

201 The American Revolution as you've never seen it before.

https://bit.ly/2Dr343o

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 15, 2018 10:27 AM (+y/Ru)

202 Goes looking for coffee.

It's on your shirt.
Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:26 AM (C78No)

******

Good point.
Should of said, Goes looking for a refill.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:27 AM (0tfLf)

203 Not to mention not being able to walk to a public library and see some of Sargent's best work for free.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 15, 2018 10:20 AM
~~~~~

...or see family and friends
...or see the ocean

But mostly family and friends.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 15, 2018 10:27 AM (NtglE)

204 Mmmm.....how about Spotted Owl?
Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 10:13 AM (cxHbL)

It's OK... Tastes a little like Bald Eagle.
Posted by: db


Nothing beats a clubbed baby seal sammich.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:28 AM (iGewq)

205
At the show on Sunday, we got an enormous chunk of smoked brisket from a vendor for $20. Thing was about a foot on a side and four inches thick.

We put about 2/3 in the freezer and I'm eating the remainder for breakfast each day. Her Majesty had some and it caused a flare-up of her diverticulitis, so I have to polish it all off.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:28 AM (BWL+E)

206 This was probably a nice painting before somebody held it under a fountain.
Now it's all blurry.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at November 15, 2018 10:29 AM (8tNRg)

207
Kabuki George, Father of Our Country

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 15, 2018 10:29 AM (pNxlR)

208

The two scariest things in life--a butterbar with a map and a nun with a ruler.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:29 AM (S/hVx)

209
Not unlike some folks on our side who bitch about having to live in blue hellholes, but when you suggest they move somewhere they won't be persecuted, "No way. It's impossible to find a good bagel in Wyoming!"
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:09 AM (veoSD)

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

I don't give anyone a hard time for staying where they do, because of the variety of reasons they are there. Families, careers, or just that it is their home and they otherwise like it there. Some want to stay and fight to change it back. There are too many variables involved to just suggest "so just move".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:16 AM (ffYR/)






I actually agree with you. But more than once I've heard the bitching and when asked why they don't consider moving, it isn't family, or career, or fighting the good fight that's brought up first. Those are perfectly good reasons to endure the evils of living in the blue. It's the trivial things I get annoyed over, like bagels, the theater district (that they never visit), a decent cup of coffee etc. It's a minority of folks that do this, but there's enough that it's irritating.

Hey, I'm another blue state transplant that made the move to red. And to be fair, the bagel argument is correct, bagels in CenTX basically suck. But there's more to life than boiled and baked bread products.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:30 AM (veoSD)

210 201 The American Revolution as you've never seen it before.

https://bit.ly/2Dr343o
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 15, 2018 10:27 AM (+y/Ru)

George Washington bitchslapping a tiger is pretty awesome, I must admit.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 15, 2018 10:30 AM (RD7QR)

211
bagels in CenTX basically suck

But the kolaches are excellent.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM (BWL+E)

212 Kristol Kruises R for the Effluent ........

Posted by: saf at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM (5IHGB)

213
We put about 2/3 in the freezer and I'm eating the remainder for breakfast each day. Her Majesty had some and it caused a flare-up of her diverticulitis, so I have to polish it all off.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:28 AM (BWL+E)


Oh, the sacrifices you have to make!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM (pNxlR)

214 Results of trip to Duke neurosurgery. Fusion surgery for L2 thru L5. L3 and L4 fusing on their own now. Laminectomy for at least L3 and L4. Maybe more. Meeting with their spinal deformity dr for final plan. Not what I wanted to hear. Local pain mgt treatment had no impact.

Posted by: Agitator at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM (atO6j)

215 She painted a porn stache on his face and now he's looking to get up under that smock.

Posted by: Fritz at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM (2Mnv1)

216 Posture.
Some friends of the family had 3 daughters with perfect posture. My dad told me, not jokingly, that they were made to carry a book on their heads as punishment for poor posture.

That was about 40 years ago. Never really thought about it since. Until this painting!

Posted by: Horus Heresy at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM (DB16e)

217 210 George Washington bitchslapping a tiger is pretty awesome, I must admit.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 15, 2018 10:30 AM (RD7QR)

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I like John Adams fighting the giant snake.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM (XSSCs)

218 And to be fair, the bagel argument is correct, bagels in CenTX basically suck. But there's more to life than boiled and baked bread products.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


Open an Einstein Bros. Bagels franchise.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:32 AM (iGewq)

219 I first became familiar with Sargent when I was in high school in Louisiana. His watercolor, Muddy Alligators was used a few times in connection with my alma mater , LaGrange Gators.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:32 AM (kk1fo)

220 That's Edwards scissorhands sister painting there. Only more like wolverine claw extensions on her left hand than scissors. And more claw motif in the shadow on her painting smock. Have the art experts explained the symbolism of that yet?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 15, 2018 10:32 AM (pHzbJ)

221 The American Revolution as you've never seen it before.

https://bit.ly/2Dr343o


Not boad. Only a few minor details to quibble aobut!

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:33 AM (CE5C/)

222 Some friends of the family had 3 daughters with perfect posture. My dad told me, not jokingly, that they were made to carry a book on their heads as punishment for poor posture.
Posted by: Horus Heresy at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM (DB16e)

Well, what book was it?

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:33 AM (bc3nq)

223
Meeting with their spinal deformity dr for final plan. Not what I wanted to hear. Local pain mgt treatment had no impact.

Posted by: Agitator at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM (atO6j)


I'm really sorry. Back issues are debilitating. I had nerve ablation done on L4-L5 and the improvement was immediate and dramatic.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:33 AM (BWL+E)

224 bagels in CenTX basically suck

But the kolaches are excellent.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Picked up a dozen in West at Slovacek's Sunday night. All gone.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:33 AM (iGewq)

225 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (XSSCs)

You're in Charleston? Nice place!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 15, 2018 10:25 AM (pNxlR)

==========

Good food. Nice weather. Nice people.

I'd be in heaven if I liked the beach. As it is, I'm just really really happy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:26 AM (XSSCs)


In a matter of a few years, I will very likely be out of the big city (St. Louis), maybe the state. Missouri has its charms. Weather isn't one of them (nearly half a foot of Globall Warmening outside as we speak).

I think I'll head south. The reasons for not leaving now are real, and not needing to be cataloged. What I don't and wouldn't find useful at all, would be griping about having to be here now, because I'm a firm believer in, we seek the changes we do, and we don't seek the changes we don't, because of what's inside us, not what's out there in the rest of the world.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 10:34 AM (cY3LT)

226 It's the trivial things I get annoyed over, a decent cup of coffee etc.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:30 AM (veoSD)

If someone can't make a passable cup of coffee, I don't see how they're capable of doing much of anything.

Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 10:34 AM (cxHbL)

227 Nothing beats a clubbed baby seal sammich.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:28 AM (iGewq)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE CLUBBED BABY SEALS, BY DEFINITION, HAVE ALREADY BEEN BEATEN.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 15, 2018 10:34 AM (gh7cp)

228 Who cares if restaurants aren't good around you. If you can get good quality ingredients, you can cook it for cheaper anyway.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 10:34 AM (KUaJL)

229 so I have to polish it all off.

The sacrifices we make... *salutes*

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:35 AM (g0Lfb)

230 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:30 AM (veoSD)

I had many food complaints when I relocated North (NYC)from Louisiana. Now that I'm in Texas, my main complaint is no good Italian food that was readily available up North.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:36 AM (kk1fo)

231 214 Local pain mgt treatment had no impact.

so.... outsourcing?

Posted by: Anachronda at November 15, 2018 10:36 AM (xGZ+b)

232 230 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:30 AM (veoSD)

I had many food complaints when I relocated North (NYC)from Louisiana. Now that I'm in Texas, my main complaint is no good Italian food that was readily available up North.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:36 AM (kk1fo)

===========

But Jesus, the tacos...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:36 AM (XSSCs)

233
224 bagels in CenTX basically suck

But the kolaches are excellent.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Picked up a dozen in West at Slovacek's Sunday night. All gone.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:33 AM (iGewq)







50 miles one way is a bit much for bagels.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 10:36 AM (veoSD)

234 Muddy Alligators is an interesting watercolor - gators look like they are sculpted of marble.

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:37 AM (bUjCl)

235 @222

No idea!
Maybe horror?
Scary enough that I never once saw one of the girls slouch.

Posted by: Horus Heresy at November 15, 2018 10:37 AM (DB16e)

236 I watched a documentary on Amazon Prime last night on the life of the French artist, Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun. What an interesting life she had. She left France during the Revolution as she was Marie Antoinette's favorite portraitist and roamed the continent for many years looking for work.

Posted by: Tuna at November 15, 2018 10:37 AM (jm1YL)

237 I had many food complaints when I relocated North (NYC)from Louisiana. Now that I'm in Texas, my main complaint is no good Italian food that was readily available up North.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:36 AM (kk1fo)


You just haven't found the right Italian place. There's a few that are run by ACTUAL Italians that beat the mexican kitchen staff into making good Italian.

Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 10:37 AM (F4u7C)

238 Damn!
BEN R actually almost makes sense there.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:37 AM (0tfLf)

239
Picked up a dozen in West at Slovacek's Sunday night. All gone.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:33 AM (iGewq)


Everyone knows the German influence in Texas but the Czechs also settled here in large numbers. Hruska's in Ellinger has good stuff, plus signs saying "If You're Found Here Tonight, You'll Be Found Here Tomorrow."

That's what drives me nuts about "cultural appropriation." It wasn't the US going over and stealing something, it was people from those countries coming here and giving America something good.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:38 AM (BWL+E)

240 Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:29 AM
~~~~~

What the heck is a butterbar?

Posted by: IrishEi at November 15, 2018 10:38 AM (NtglE)

241 That's what drives me nuts about "cultural appropriation." It wasn't the US going over and stealing something, it was people from those countries coming here and giving America something good.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:38 AM (BWL+E)


This......

Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 10:39 AM (F4u7C)

242 241 That's what drives me nuts about "cultural appropriation." It wasn't the US going over and stealing something, it was people from those countries coming here and giving America something good.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:38 AM (BWL+E)

This......
Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 10:39 AM (F4u7C)

===========

"But the British Museum!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at November 15, 2018 10:39 AM (XSSCs)

243

Also a winter storm warning with 9-10" of good wet snow predicted. Looks as if whatever leaves are down on the lawns will be there until spring.

There's enough snow already to make removal not possible.

No, don't give a shit, that's the lawn service's problem.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:39 AM (S/hVx)

244 Scary enough that I never once saw one of the girls slouch.
=====

Think old ladies with their 'dowager hump'. Good posture helps stave some of it off.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 15, 2018 10:39 AM (MIKMs)

245 Hiya hordelings! Nice pic cbd. Been out of the loop for several days.... did we find uncle Palp yet? Has Scoggdogg returned?

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 15, 2018 10:39 AM (myjNJ)

246 It wasn't the US going over and stealing something, it was people from those countries coming here and giving America something good.


Damn straight! We brought you boiled potato, boiled brisket, boiled cabbage, boiled leeks, boiled carrots, boiled...

Posted by: The Irish at November 15, 2018 10:40 AM (fuK7c)

247 You just haven't found the right Italian place. There's a few that are run by ACTUAL Italians that beat the mexican kitchen staff into making good Italian.
Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 10:37 AM (F4u7C)

I was spoiled so even good Italian here is a let down. Crappitos in Houston was pretty good though in spite of the name.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:40 AM (kk1fo)

248 I wish I had $10k to drop on a weekend at Whore Island. Not that I'd go to Whore Island, I just wish I had that much money to burn.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 10:22 AM (NWiLs)


Yeah, the whole "Whore Island" thing really doesn't appeal to me - I'm not, shall we say, their target audience and I'm not attracted to Central and South American women - but the whole "We'll fulfill any fantasy you have" vibe rings hollow, because, frankly, no, you can't. Not mine, anyway.

I'd rather have 10K to go to Charleston, eat, drink and head over to Ben Silver's for a nice suit or two.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 10:41 AM (kqsXK)

249 182 I met Dolley online.

She winked at me through the site.


it's a trap!

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at November 15, 2018 10:41 AM (NmR1a)

250 What the heck is a butterbar?

A 2nd Lieutenant

Posted by: no good deed at November 15, 2018 10:41 AM (1uG1d)

251 231 214 Local pain mgt treatment had no impact.

so.... outsourcing?
Posted by: Anachronda at November 15, 2018 10:36 AM (xGZ+b)

Also known as opium. (My dad crushed a disk in the '80s and waited a while to get it looked at because he was dad and stubborn. They operated on it after the pain got so bad that he couldn't walk straight, but it was '80s-level medical technology. He was in constant pain thereafter, worsening progressively over time. At the end of his life he was addicted to oxy because that was the only way he could get some sleep.)

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 15, 2018 10:42 AM (RD7QR)

252 Nothing beats a clubbed baby seal sammich.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:28 AM (iGewq)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE CLUBBED BABY SEALS, BY DEFINITION, HAVE ALREADY BEEN BEATEN.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 15, 2018 10:34 AM (gh7c

A Baby Seal CLUB Sammich would have been better.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at November 15, 2018 10:42 AM (3sjI6)

253
I watched a documentary on Amazon Prime last night on the life of the French artist, Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun. What an interesting life she had. She left France during the Revolution as she was Marie Antoinette's favorite portraitist and roamed the continent for many years looking for work.
Posted by: Tuna at November 15, 2018 10:37 AM (jm1YL)

LeBrun was a great artist. Made a member of Academy Arts in 18th century. May seem unusual for a woman in that day and age, but the academy itself was founded by Catherine.

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:42 AM (bUjCl)

254 One of these days, the government is going to start forbidding people to move from state to state. It will only be allowed if the person meets strict criteria. One of the main criterion will be if you are a member of The Party.

Don't laugh. This is where we're headed.

Posted by: Sooner at November 15, 2018 10:42 AM (Fs5vw)

255 My dad told me, not jokingly, that they were made to carry a book on their heads as punishment for poor posture.
Posted by: Horus Heresy at November 15, 2018 10:31 AM
~~~~~

Modeling schools used that technique as well.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 15, 2018 10:42 AM (NtglE)

256 The first rule about Baby Seal Club is...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 10:42 AM (fuK7c)

257 @ 240
A butterbar (in Army parlance) is a Second Lieutenant, identified by a single gold bar worn on the collar.

Most always an insufferable little shit will be wearing it.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:43 AM (S/hVx)

258 No good deed, I went to my Costco on Tuesday and they do not have the stuffed peppadews yet. I was so sad. I'll keep looking but I may have to venture out of my normal radius to find them.

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 10:43 AM (U5tDi)

259 What the heck is a butterbar?

A 2nd Lieutenant
Posted by: no good deed


1st Lt - silver bar
2nd Lt - brass bar - hence "butter bar"

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:44 AM (iGewq)

260 >>Results of trip to Duke neurosurgery. Fusion surgery for L2 thru L5. L3 and L4 fusing on their own now. Laminectomy for at least L3 and L4. Maybe more. Meeting with their spinal deformity dr for final plan. Not what I wanted to hear. Local pain mgt treatment had no impact.

I'm a few years ahead of you. Had the same surgery 3 years ago almost to the day.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 15, 2018 10:44 AM (/tuJf)

261 When I lived in Phila. I could walk to Independence Hall, and of course all the cultural amenities. It was great! But I left, and even tho' I could command good money working there, I won't even try to get a job in the blue hellhole. I refuse to give up 5 per cent of my earnings to Kenney and his Commie Klan.

Posted by: kallisto at November 15, 2018 10:44 AM (jHngC)

262 The two scariest things in life--a butterbar with a map and a nun with a ruler.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:29 AM (S/hVx)

Of course we can march there...it's only one inch on the map!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 10:45 AM (wYseH)

263 I was spoiled so even good Italian here is a let down. Crappitos in Houston was pretty good though in spite of the name.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:40 AM (kk1fo)


I've got some friends that moved down from NYC area.....former mafioso that can cook the shit outta some Italian food, so I can see where you would struggle finding a comparable sample. We're Texas. We're brisket and pork on a smoker. Sorry.

Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 10:45 AM (F4u7C)

264 Damn straight! We brought you boiled potato, boiled brisket, boiled cabbage, boiled leeks, boiled carrots, boiled...
Posted by: The Irish


single malt.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:46 AM (iGewq)

265 The two scariest things in life--a butterbar with a map and a nun with a ruler.
Posted by: irongrampa


********

Or an E-5 with a compass.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:46 AM (0tfLf)

266 Hiya hordelings! Nice pic cbd. Been out of the loop for several days.... did we find uncle Palp yet? Has Scoggdogg returned?
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 15, 2018 10:39 AM (myjNJ)

Palp's still gone. Scogg is commenting under a new name (at least that's what other commenters tell me). I saw Sunny-dee here yesterday, I don't think anyone asked her how her kid(s) is/are doing.

Posted by: Smoked Surfperch, Inhaling the Oaken Goodness at November 15, 2018 10:46 AM (gh7cp)

267 252 A Baby Seal CLUB Sammich would have been better.

what's the first rule of baby seal club?

Posted by: Anachronda at November 15, 2018 10:46 AM (NmR1a)

268 The people in the painting had absolutely nothing to watch on Netflix. They did, however, have thin fit bodies past the age of 30 and enough sex to produce 8 children.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 15, 2018 10:46 AM (hR+LJ)

269 Scogg must be gone. Maybe Palp too.

Posted by: kraken at November 15, 2018 10:46 AM (ffWPP)

270 Did Sunny-dee have her baby? I know she was very excited and hopeful.

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 10:47 AM (U5tDi)

271 Damn straight! We brought you boiled potato, boiled brisket, boiled cabbage, boiled leeks, boiled carrots, boiled...
Posted by: The Irish


single malt.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018

******

Cohibas.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:47 AM (0tfLf)

272 You don't want my opinion on success ratios on spinal surgeries. Granted my patients are WC people who mostly have other motivations as well as their doctors.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:48 AM (kk1fo)

273 I'll make this joke again, even though I made it yesterday:

*****

- "Hey, that guy's a wife-beater!"

- " Back off, bub, that ain't my wife!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 15, 2018 10:48 AM (BRvh1)

274 A butterbar (in Army parlance) is a Second Lieutenant, identified by a single gold bar worn on the collar.

Most always an insufferable little shit will be wearing it.
Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:43 AM (S/hVx)


To be fair, he SHOULD be an insufferable little shite, given what he had to do to get there. And given the fact that it's one of the hardest jobs he'll ever have, whether he stays in the Army (and gets promoted) or not.

He's got a head full of useless knowledge, a whole platoon full of men who have shedloads more practical knowledge than he, and he's supposed to "lead" them, knowing full well they don't respect or trust him.

Good luck, fella. Pass this test, and will give you a silver bar, and make you do paperwork for the company commander. Yay!

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 10:48 AM (cY3LT)

275 Cara Santa Maria
@CaraSantaMaria
Three terms I'm sick and tired of hearing, as they are nothing more than veiled racist/sexist/intolerant attempts to shut down healthy ethical/humanistic discourse:

1. Virtue signaling.
2. Identity politics.
3. Social justice warrior.

-
So don't use them anymore, mmmmmay?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

276 The people in the painting had absolutely nothing to watch on Netflix. They did, however, have thin fit bodies past the age of 30and enough sex to produce 8 children.
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs


When you walk 40 acres behind a mule with a single blade plow.....

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (iGewq)

277 Granted my patients are WC people
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:48 AM (kk1fo)

What are WC people?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (hR+LJ)

278 Scogg must be gone. Maybe Palp too.
Posted by: kraken at November 15, 2018 10:46 AM (ffWPP)

I think Scogg posts occasionally now as midnite something or other. It's him or his doppelgänger.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (kk1fo)

279 >>You don't want my opinion on success ratios on spinal surgeries.

Success with spinal surgery is a relative term.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (/tuJf)

280 . But there's more to life than boiled and baked bread products.

****

THE HELL THERE IS

Posted by: Total Control Racist at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (25uUe)

281 Damn straight! We brought you boiled potato, boiled brisket, boiled cabbage, boiled leeks, boiled carrots, boiled...
Posted by: The Irish


single malt.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018

******

Cohibas.





Yes, that's right. We also brought you Cohibas.

'Twas Brian Boru who said fetch me up a virgin with soft brown thighs and have her roll a cigar upon them.

Posted by: The Irish at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (fuK7c)

282 A 2nd Lieutenant
Posted by: no good deed at November 15, 2018 10:41 AM
~~~~~

Thanks, ngd! I should've known that.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 15, 2018 10:50 AM (NtglE)

283 What are WC people?
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (hR+LJ)

Sorry. Worker's Compensation.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:50 AM (kk1fo)

284 I'll keep looking but I may have to venture out of my normal radius to find them.
Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 10:43 AM (U5tDi)

Is the bluebell radius a SI unit of measure yet? It should be.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:50 AM (bc3nq)

285 But there's more to life than boiled and baked bread products.

****

THE HELL THERE IS
Posted by: Total Control Racist


Single malt scotch, neat, and a medium rare tenderloin.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:51 AM (iGewq)

286 What are WC people?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (hR+LJ)



Sorry. Worker's Compensation.


I was hoping Water Closet.

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 15, 2018 10:51 AM (TUU1F)

287 What are WC people?


They have bulbous noses, drink a lot and say things like My little chickadee

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 15, 2018 10:52 AM (OLCnA)

288 Is the bluebell radius a SI unit of measure yet? It should be.


Bluebell is doing the SI Swimsuit thingie? Cool.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 10:52 AM (fuK7c)

289 So don't use them anymore, mmmmmay?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

Three terms *I'M* sick and tired of hearing, and which automatically shut down discourse:

1) racist
2) sexist
3 intolerant

... So don't yooz dem annymoar... mmm'kay?

twat.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 15, 2018 10:52 AM (BRvh1)

290 Water Closet Fields

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:52 AM (kk1fo)

291 A butterbar (in Army parlance) is a Second Lieutenant, identified by a single gold bar worn on the collar.

Most always an insufferable little shit will be wearing it.


Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:43 AM (S/hVx)


Hey!

Posted by: Lt. Fuzz at November 15, 2018 10:53 AM (kqsXK)

292 Is the bluebell radius a SI unit of measure yet? It should be.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:50 AM (bc3nq)
----

It's about 7 miles. After that it's "here there be dragons."

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 10:53 AM (U5tDi)

293 "All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day "

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:53 AM (bUjCl)

294 My man looks big in the pants, IYKWIMAITYD. Va va voom!

Posted by: Shep at November 15, 2018 10:53 AM (rEoTo)

295 Is the bluebell radius a SI unit of measure yet? It should be.


Bluebell is doing the SI Swimsuit thingie? Cool.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Sweet! First a cookbook, and now a calendar!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:53 AM (iGewq)

296 Cara Santa Maria
@CaraSantaMaria
Three terms I'm sick and tired of hearing, as they are nothing more than veiled racist/sexist/intolerant attempts to shut down healthy ethical/humanistic discourse:

1. Virtue signaling.
2. Identity politics.
3. Social justice warrior.

-
So don't use them anymore, mmmmmay?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 15, 2018 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

Funny, the three words I'm most tired of hearing are "racist, sexist, and intolerant" as they are also nothing more than thinly veiled attempts to shut down discourse.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 10:53 AM (KUaJL)

297 The two scariest things in life--a butterbar with a map and a nun with a ruler.
Posted by: irongrampa

********
Or an E-5 with a compass.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:46 AM (0tfLf)


Meh, there's a wide range of disparity among the E5s of the world... or there used to be. I have no idea what the hell they do now.

There were squared away guys in that role, and if you were under them in the chain of command, they were the most important people in the world to you.

There were some guys, let's call them "diversity" E5s who could make your life a living hell. I had my share of both.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 10:53 AM (cY3LT)

298 Good luck, fella. Pass this test, and will give you a silver bar, and make you do paperwork for the company commander. Yay!
Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 10:48 AM (cY3LT)

******

When I got my butter bar, my 'Ol man, a 20 year sailor on subs, including Pearl Harbor and WW2,told me the job of a 2nd Lieutenant was to show his men how to die. When he said that I thought, damn. What a shitty thing to say. It took me a long time to realize what he was trying to tell me. As a result I had the best trained lieutenants around.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:54 AM (0tfLf)

299 Single malt scotch, neat, and a medium rare tenderloin.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:51 AM


I was with you up through single malt, but medium rare?!
*raises eyebrow*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 15, 2018 10:54 AM (p+Wdc)

300 One of these days, the government is going to start forbidding people to move from state to state. It will only be allowed if the person meets strict criteria. One of the main criterion will be if you are a member of The Party.

---

We're 30 years too late.

It's not Southerners that need, and needed, millions of new houses built and maintained by tens of millions of high-demand illegals.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 15, 2018 10:54 AM (LX21o)

301 I was with you up through single malt, but medium rare?!
*raises eyebrow*
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


At least I didn't say ketchup.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:55 AM (iGewq)

302 So Scog has a do over. I did that here once, a long while back. Sadly, I remained inane, pedantic, an mordant. ( See???)

Posted by: kraken at November 15, 2018 10:56 AM (ffWPP)

303

Most butterbars will fall under the aegis of a seasoned NCO who will mentor them and eventually turn out pretty good product.

It IS, after all, the NCO's who make the Army run.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:56 AM (S/hVx)

304 All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day

-
I'd be safe and warm If I was in L.A.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 15, 2018 10:56 AM (+y/Ru)

305 Rare is rare, there is no way you can make that palatable ! [hides]

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:56 AM (bUjCl)

306 A female artist from before the 20th century is rare. I wonder if that's why he picked the subject?
Posted by: Kris at November 15, 2018 09:33 AM (OyyDO)

This is 20th Century, isn't it? The man's clothing sure looks like it, and the woman's attire looks like that used by ladies on auto trips in the Edwardian age.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 10:56 AM (fDU8w)

307 *checks out news*

*starts shot gunning tall boys*

Posted by: Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh at November 15, 2018 10:57 AM (XkVXQ)

308 Is the bluebell radius a SI unit of measure yet? It should be.


Bluebell is doing the SI Swimsuit thingie? Cool.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Sweet! First a cookbook, and now a calendar!
Posted by: rickb223 at November 15, 2018 10:53 AM (iGewq)

******

It's a regular feature in Shiv Monthly. Always a top seller in The Big House.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:57 AM (0tfLf)

309 I'd be safe and warm If I was in L.A.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 15, 2018 10:56 AM (+y/Ru)

so true

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:57 AM (bUjCl)

310 Rare is rare, there is no way you can make that palatable ! [hides]


You should hide. Any properly cooked piece of meat should have a fair chance of getting up and walking away.

I order cow sashimi.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 10:57 AM (fuK7c)

311 Sporks Illustrated

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at November 15, 2018 10:57 AM (LX21o)

312 Nope nope nope nope nope.

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 10:58 AM (U5tDi)

313 305 Rare is rare, there is no way you can make that palatable ! [hides]
Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 10:56 AM (bUjCl)

Well there's your problem. You don't need to do anything to "make it" palatable any more than you do anything to make fine wine or a single malt scotch palatable. The quality of the meat stands on it's own, and just about anything you can do will make it worse.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 10:58 AM (KUaJL)

314 It's a regular feature in Shiv Monthly. Always a top seller in The Big House.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:57 AM (0tfLf)

I'm in the sweepstakes to win a commercial-sized crate of sporks and a can of sterno.

Just fill out the card insert and mail it in.

Fingers crossed!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 15, 2018 11:00 AM (BRvh1)

315 Uh oh Power Line is trying to muscle in on The James Madison's movies column

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/the-complete-billy-jack.php

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 15, 2018 11:00 AM (uOV2W)

316 A corset might explain the posture

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 11:00 AM (8GDYF)

317 DPRK News Service @DPRK_News
38m
US Presidential Hopeful Michael Avenatti first to launch 2020 campaign, with Domestic Violence allegations.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM (BqBId)

318 I order cow sashimi.



I thinks it's a Fritz thing. Same as stake tartare. Which I did, once, made authentically by a Fritz. From Berlin. Never again. It's RAW MEAT . We are not savages. We invented fire. We should not eat raw meat.

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM (bUjCl)

319 You should hide. Any properly cooked piece of meat should have a fair chance of getting up and walking away.

I order cow sashimi.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 10:57 AM (fuK7c)


Depends on the cut and quality, but I agree here 100%.

Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM (F4u7C)

320 @138


Say, whatever happened to that "criminal referral" of Andre McCabe?


Did you know that little Jimmy Comey was out doing doorknock and GOTV for that "former" CIA operative that took out Dave Brat?


Hey what's Huber up to?


And on and on....


Intolerable.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM (qxq6t)

321 315 Uh oh Power Line is trying to muscle in on The James Madison's movies column

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/the-complete-billy-jack.php
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 15, 2018 11:00 AM (uOV2W)

Hah! Good luck, pikers. TJM's got that deal on lockdown. Pale imitations not welcome.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM (BRvh1)

322 *I did try once...

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM (bUjCl)

323 Bandersnatch likes to meet the meat?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 15, 2018 11:02 AM (uOV2W)

324 She painted that mustache on him! Now thats art!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 15, 2018 11:02 AM (7CM5W)

325 @317

Avenatti at least has the muslim vote sown up.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 11:02 AM (S/hVx)

326 Oh, and is that Stacy Keach in that painting?

Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 11:02 AM (F4u7C)

327 We are not savages. We invented fire. We should not eat raw meat.
Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM (bUjCl)
---------

Heat is what separates us from the animals.

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 11:03 AM (U5tDi)

328 It IS, after all, the NCO's who make the Army run.
Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:56 AM (S/hVx)


No!! NCOs make the Army function.

It's douchebag PT Warrior officers who make the Army run.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 15, 2018 11:03 AM (cY3LT)

329 Y'all, I am cracking up over here. My daughter is outside playing in the snow. I heard scraping from a snow shovel, so I looked out to see what she is doing. She has foot high pile of snow on the sidewalk. I asked her if she was building a wall. She said, "Snow fort. I am making our yard great again."

Posted by: no good deed at November 15, 2018 11:03 AM (1uG1d)

330 OK, I'm off for a cup of tea. Won't make me feel better, but can't make me feel worse.

BTW, whoever recommended the $2.99 kindle of Shelby Foote's The Civil War, thanks. I'm at First Manassas now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 11:04 AM (kqsXK)

331 329 Y'all, I am cracking up over here. My daughter is outside playing in the snow. I heard scraping from a snow shovel, so I looked out to see what she is doing. She has foot high pile of snow on the sidewalk. I asked her if she was building a wall. She said, "Snow fort. I am making our yard great again."
Posted by: no good deed at November 15, 2018 11:03 AM (1uG1d)

Your daughter is a great american.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 15, 2018 11:04 AM (KUaJL)

332 US Presidential Hopeful Michael Avenatti first to launch 2020 campaign, with Domestic Violence allegations.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend


Funny how bad things always seem to happen to those who take on the Trump. Though this looks like an 'own' goal.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 15, 2018 11:04 AM (e7O7B)

333 She drugged him and when hes out shes going to drown him in the fountain. black widow. Whats wrong with me? Oh yeah Heidi. Shes gonna off me one day....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 15, 2018 11:04 AM (7CM5W)

334 Lol, no good deed! You've trained her well.

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 11:04 AM (U5tDi)

335 Nood

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 15, 2018 11:05 AM (TUU1F)

336 It IS, after all, the NCO's who make the Army run.
Posted by: irongrampa at November 15, 2018 10:56 AM (S/hVx)

The 'eathen in 'is blindness must end where 'e began
But the backbone of the Army is the Non-commissioned Man!

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 11:05 AM (BB2oC)

337 Heat is what separates us from the animals.

Posted by: bluebell at November 15, 2018 11:03 AM (U5tDi)


Exactly bluebell.

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 11:05 AM (bUjCl)

338 326 Oh, and is that Stacy Keach in that painting?
Posted by: Sponge at November 15, 2018 11:02 AM (F4u7C)


Not enough cocaine.

329 Y'all, I am cracking up over here. My daughter is outside playing in the snow. I heard scraping from a snow shovel, so I looked out to see what she is doing. She has foot high pile of snow on the sidewalk. I asked her if she was building a wall. She said, "Snow fort. I am making our yard great again."
Posted by: no good deed at November 15, 2018 11:03 AM (1uG1d)


Ya done raised her right!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 15, 2018 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

339 Not savages until one has the heat set so high the steak leaps off the grill screaming for mercy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 15, 2018 11:05 AM (uOV2W)

340 She said, "Snow fort. I am making our yard great again."

Posted by: no good deed at November 15, 2018 11:03 AM (1uG1d)


I'll be telling that fro a week. excellent!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 15, 2018 11:05 AM (7CM5W)

341 I don't eat Prime Rib because if I wanted to drink blood I'd join the Maasai tribe.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:06 AM (kk1fo)

342 Rare is NOT raw. There is a small amount of heat that reaches the center of a properly cooked rare steak. There is a very subtle physical change that happens between raw and rare. Among other things, muscle cells begin to burst and release just a little bit of myoglobin and other proteins into the intercellular matrix, but you haven't quite got warm enough for long enough to being the chain of Maillard reactions.

Raw muscle fiber is just Raw muscle fiber. Still delicious, still has its place in the world (acid-cured carpaccio, tartare, etc.), but I can get how it's not everyone's thing.

Perfectly rare meat is a joy to the heart and a thing of beauty.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 15, 2018 11:06 AM (BRvh1)

343 She didn't even bat an eye, bluebell. *wipes away tear* I am so proud.

Posted by: no good deed at November 15, 2018 11:06 AM (1uG1d)

344 BTW, whoever recommended the $2.99 kindle of Shelby Foote's The Civil War, thanks. I'm at First Manassas now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 15, 2018 11:04 AM (kqsXK)

You've got a lot of reading ahead.

Posted by: BignJames at November 15, 2018 11:06 AM (cxHbL)

345
We invented fire. We should not eat raw meat.

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM


You got somethin' against tapeworms?

Posted by: Tapeworm Guild #9245 at November 15, 2018 11:06 AM (e7O7B)

346 Chimp is up.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at November 15, 2018 11:07 AM (RD7QR)

347 341
I don't eat Prime Rib because if I wanted to drink blood I'd join the Maasai tribe.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:06 AM (kk1fo)

not seeing the problem. and where is that tribe exactly? Room for one more?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 15, 2018 11:07 AM (7CM5W)

348 >>> Successful meaning he made money (I'm guessing)

Sargent was THE painter of the upper classses during the gilded age, so yep. He purposely stopped doing portraits of rich people later in life because he had enough eff you money by then. But he captured the soul of his subjects so well, and his technique is flawless. Easy to see why he was in such high demand.

The left claims he was gay because he never married. They claim every artist is gay until proven otherwise nowadays, so do with that what you will.

Posted by: LizLem at November 15, 2018 11:07 AM (PIe8x)

349 Funny how bad things always seem to happen to those who take on the Trump. Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 15, 2018 11:04 AM (e7O7B)

The Trump Curse is real.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 15, 2018 11:08 AM (hR+LJ)

350 You should hide. Any properly cooked piece of meat should have a fair chance of getting up and walking away.



I order cow sashimi.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 15, 2018 10:57 AM


^^^This.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 15, 2018 11:08 AM (p+Wdc)

351 Butterbar. It wasn't until the early 1900's that the Army adopted the rank insignia for a second Lt. They had no rank insignia, only their officer's uniform distinguishing them. Didn't get a bar until 1st Lt., which in those days could be a long haul.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at November 15, 2018 11:09 AM (xzqr4)

352
I thinks it's a Fritz thing. Same as stake
tartare. Which I did, once, made authentically by a Fritz. From
Berlin. Never again. It's RAW MEAT . We are not savages. We invented fire. We should not eat raw meat.

Posted by: runner at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM (bUjCl)
Serving raw hamburger meat or steak along with rye bread and onions used to be a staple at Milwaukee area wedding receptions when I was a kid. Of course, Wisconsin has many people of German descent. I was sickened by the sight of it when I was a kid, but about 12 years ago I went to a Christmas party and tried it for the first time - topped with plenty of freshly ground pepper and a little salt - and thought it was delicious. But I haven't seen it or had it since then. I'm sure health considerations and fear of lawsuits is why I haven't.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 11:11 AM (d6Ksn)

353 US Presidential Hopeful Michael Avenatti first to launch 2020 campaign, with Domestic Violence allegations.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 11:01 AM (BqBId)

In Democrat circles...that is a resume enhancer

Posted by: A dude in MI at November 15, 2018 11:12 AM (OOH1c)

354 At any rate, you have to be a real stick in the mud to care about what other people eat.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 10:08 AM (d6Ksn)

Can we still mock vegans? Because I don't want to live in a world where we can't mock vegans.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:13 AM (fDU8w)

355 stake tartare

Specialty of the house at Castle Dragule.

Or the path to the house, anyway.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Vampirella > vampires at November 15, 2018 11:17 AM (Dzxm7)

356 350
You should hide. Any properly cooked piece of meat should have a fair chance of getting up and walking away."
Yep. It's funny when I think that many of the adults I knew who happily wolfed down raw chopped beef with onions on rye bread at weddings when I was a kid ordered steaks well done in restaurants. It's like they wanted their beef either raw or cooked to a crisp.
Sadly, I wrecked a good piece of steak last week by over cooking it. No pink at all inside. I ate it but I was unhappy. It's exactly the way my dad would have liked it, but a well done steak is one step above dog food in my book.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 11:17 AM (d6Ksn)

357 You don't want my opinion on success ratios on spinal surgeries.

Success with spinal surgery is a relative term.

Some hope is better than no hope. Got to do something. If it works, great, if it does not I will be in similar position to current. Maybe worse, maybe better but still similar.

Posted by: Agitator at November 15, 2018 11:18 AM (atO6j)

358 We put about 2/3 in the freezer and I'm eating the remainder for breakfast each day. Her Majesty had some and it caused a flare-up of her diverticulitis, so I have to polish it all off.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:28 AM (BWL+E)

That sounds good, Hadrian. Did you have to say goodbye to one of your dogs a few days ago?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:22 AM (fDU8w)

359
250 What the heck is a butterbar?

A 2nd Lieutenant

Posted by: no good deed at November 15, 2018 10:41 AM (1uG1d)





Even worse than a butterbar with a map is a butterbar who begins a sentence "In my experience....."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 15, 2018 11:22 AM (veoSD)

360 329 Y'all, I am cracking up over here. My daughter is outside playing
in the snow. I heard scraping from a snow shovel, so I looked out to
see what she is doing. She has foot high pile of snow on the sidewalk. I
asked her if she was building a wall. She said, "Snow fort. I am making
our yard great again."

Posted by: no good deed at November 15, 2018 11:03 AM (1uG1d)
Apparently, there is now a "Build the Wall" Lego set, complete with a Trump Lego wearing a MAGA hardhat. Get one for your daughter before the SJWs scream and Lego folds and issues an abject apology.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 11:22 AM (d6Ksn)

361 Can we still mock vegans? Because I don't want to live in a world where we can't mock vegans.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:13 AM (fDU8w)
Of course. Vegans are always the exception.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 11:24 AM (d6Ksn)

362 Has Cannibal Bob weighed in on the subject of stake tartare? He's the acknowleged expert on this subject.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 15, 2018 11:26 AM (d6Ksn)

363 Posted by: Agitator at November 15, 2018 11:18 AM (atO6j)

Don't get me wrong, there are successful surgeries . Everyone here of course is praying yours is one of them. I will advise to thoroughly research your doctor and get second a opinions.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:36 AM (kk1fo)

364 Speaking of art, doggeh just made his first yellow snow of the season.
He seems very proud.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 15, 2018 11:40 AM (XZ3Gp)

365 Agitator, prayers for your surgery.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 15, 2018 11:42 AM (XZ3Gp)

366

EM FRUIT CAKE FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at November 15, 2018 11:52 AM (GEhPL)

367 That guy surely could paint. A national treasure.

Posted by: RobM1981 at November 15, 2018 12:06 PM (irwM1)

368 I can't find the original post, but whomever is considering back surgery, try everything else before you take such a drastic step. I have worked for orthopedic surgeons, and you can come out worse off.

Try Inversion tables, acupuncture, that new Dr. Ho's back belt, exercises...everything. There's also a new contraption that loosens up the back and the compressed discs. Look into the new Laser surgery they are doing for backs.

Until you exhaust all those possibilities, avoid the surgery. If you insist on going through with it, investigate and find the absolute best orthopedic surgeon you can.

I can't emphasize these points enough.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at November 15, 2018 01:18 PM (RVyQq)

369 Why would you paint in a white dress?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 09:35 AM (lwiT4)


Crossed my mind too, but that may be a painter's smock. From my extensive knowledge of movies from that time (heh) they did wear those type of smocks over their clothes.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at November 15, 2018 01:23 PM (RVyQq)

370 [Wish I hadn't made my 369 post, since after reading through almost 200 comments, I see the point was made. *sigh*]

Anyway, I really love the painting. I don't see the guy sitting, I see him leaning back on his arms. If he was asleep, I don't think he could hold that pose. The position of his left fingers add to my belief he is not asleep.

I think he is doing that wonderful thing where you close your eyes as you tilt your head back and put it toward the warm sunshine...on a day with perfect temps.

Or, he's resting his eyes as she paints. Or, she has told him she doesn't want him to see the painting until it is finished so keep his eyes closed.

It is possible she is not painting him at all. She may be painting a scene we can not see, and he has just accompanied her. Her face and eyes seem to indicate that, bcz it is not tilted down toward him at all. She is looking over and past him. I am partial to this interpretation.

I wish I could step into that painting.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at November 15, 2018 01:49 PM (RVyQq)

371 The original hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago, and it is one of my favorite paintings there. It's a small work, maybe 16x12 inches (if I remember correctly), and clearly was painted very quickly. The subjects were friends of Sargent's, and his affection for them shows.
My take on Sargent's work is the opposite of CBD's: I love his smaller work, in particular the watercolors, of which he was the absolute master - better, even, than Homer or Turner (IMHO) - while his society portraits leave me cold. YMMV, and all that.

Posted by: Brown Line at November 15, 2018 04:12 PM (S6ArX)

372 Dont forget the pupils in Little Orphan Annies eyes

Posted by: Tamaa Bird 1000 Voices at November 15, 2018 05:08 PM (wGqjj)

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News/Chat