Mid-Morning Art Thread

Blaas flirtation.jpg


The Flirtation
Eugene de Blaas

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 OT: first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 09:29 AM (q80AH)

2 Sponge!

And I like it!

Posted by: Tami at November 12, 2019 09:30 AM (cF8AT)

3 meh

Posted by: Uriah Heep at November 12, 2019 09:30 AM (Fxgkp)

4 Paolo's here.

Posted by: BignJames at November 12, 2019 09:30 AM (X/Pw5)

5 first know throuple portrait

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 12, 2019 09:30 AM (JFO2v)

6 First?

And the brunette has a nice arch. The redhead might too, though it's hard to tell with her socks on.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 09:30 AM (Ejm1K)

7 Peppino looks like he is scoring.

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 09:30 AM (yRAFu)

8 Read The Dog of the South this weekend. I think the morons would enjoy this book bigly.

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 09:31 AM (yRAFu)

9 7 Peppino looks like he is scoring.

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 09:30 AM (yRAFu)

He'd have quicker luck if he wore some shoes....

Posted by: Tami at November 12, 2019 09:31 AM (cF8AT)

10 Free mustache rides for the ladies?

Posted by: G marks the spot at November 12, 2019 09:31 AM (GXoKW)

11 Nice little Blaas

Posted by: Thomas Crown at November 12, 2019 09:32 AM (NVYyb)

12 These are buxom womynz. A lot going under those bustles.

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 09:32 AM (yRAFu)

13 Embiggened, the painting is even more vivid, very Norman Rockwell-like.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 09:32 AM (Ejm1K)

14 Lose the mustache, bud. Or at least trim it a little.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 12, 2019 09:32 AM (TdMsT)

15 Wakes up.
Scratches
Looks around
Dang...The Paolo in the early years I'm thinking.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 09:33 AM (axyOa)

16 Both of them are showing him their CFM heels.

Posted by: Galil at November 12, 2019 09:33 AM (Pzzpr)

17 He'd have quicker luck if he wore some shoes....

Posted by: Tami at November 12, 2019 09:31 AM (cF8AT)

He's prepped for the grape stompening.

Posted by: BignJames at November 12, 2019 09:33 AM (X/Pw5)

18 Alternate title: The Paulo

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 09:34 AM (WqPYg)

19 So this is what Huck Finn ended up as an adult. I think he is trying to convince the ladies that painting a fence is fun.

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 09:34 AM (yRAFu)

20

Come se dice "throuple?"...


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 12, 2019 09:34 AM (zBaqJ)

21 20

Come se dice "throuple?"...


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 12, 2019 09:34 AM (zBaqJ)

Throuple.

Posted by: Someguy at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM (O+iVW)

22 she looks a little embarrassed, legs are still crossed away from him ... might take a little time, but her smile means he is making progress.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM (Cus5s)

23 Ah, a Godfather themed painting. garrett will be thrilled.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM (ZLI7S)

24 Posted by: Kurt at November 12, 2019 09:34 AM (BA/Jr)

Ok boomer

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM (KUaJL)

25 Could be Katie Hill's great grandparents.....

And Eugene seems to have a 'type' he likes to paint.

https://tinyurl.com/yh2altnf

Posted by: Tami at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM (cF8AT)

26 I have found 3 or 4 different The Flirtation online.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM (JFO2v)

27 Where did they find the ginger?

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM (yRAFu)

28 Interesting take, Kurt.

But I think it was Colonel Mustard in the vault with a crossbow.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 09:36 AM (Boy/L)

29 she looks a little embarrassed, legs are still crossed away from him ... might take a little time, but her smile means he is making progress.


Posted by: illiniwek at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM


***

Exactly. Those apples aren't going to get themselves home. Save some time and go for the ginger.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 09:36 AM (axyOa)

30 Quite lovely. It's life, I like life. Don't like paint splatters on canvas. More please. How about something bracing, like horses breaking through a snowdrift in jolly old England. Or ducks rising from a partially frozen lake.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 12, 2019 09:37 AM (N3JsI)

31 20

Come se dice "throuple?"...


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 12, 2019 09:34 AM (zBaqJ)

1 burrito 2 tacos

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 12, 2019 09:37 AM (JFO2v)

32 The Paolo. Booking Friday and Saturday night.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 12, 2019 09:37 AM (s2OJe)

33 Posted by: Kurt at November 12, 2019 09:34 AM (BA/Jr)
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Kurt, you've missed your calling. You should be a speechwriter for Joe Biden.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (sWM8x)

34 What's a Vlinton?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (N3JsI)

35 The painting is good a really captures the sultry come hither vibe of the ginger.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (axyOa)

36 "I like your apples"

Posted by: WisRich at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (G0vdT)

37 I have this on my kitchen wall.

Posted by: Katie Hill at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (1s2j5)

38 37 "I like your apples"
Posted by: WisRich at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (G0vdT)

really like your peaches wanna shake your tree

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (JFO2v)

39 Chicks love a man who can't afford shoes.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (xfb67)

40 What's a Vlinton?

The microscopic orcs that inhabit Kurt's brain.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 09:39 AM (Boy/L)

41 13
Embiggened, the painting is even more vivid, very Norman Rockwell-like.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 09:32 AM (Ejm1K)

_______


Agreed. You can also just make out what looks like an earring in Paulo's left ear. Even back then they apparently followed the old San Francisco social convention for earrings that "left is right, and right is wrong."

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 09:39 AM (WqPYg)

42 "I like your apples"

Posted by: WisRich at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (G0vdT)

"Can I shake your tree"?

Posted by: BignJames at November 12, 2019 09:39 AM (X/Pw5)

43 Much as I like gingers, I'd go for the black-haired girl myself.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 09:40 AM (Ejm1K)

44 40 Chicks love a man who can't afford shoes.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 12, 2019 09:38 AM (xfb67)

be is trying to show off those #13 feets and see if the gals pick up on what he is packing

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 12, 2019 09:40 AM (JFO2v)

45 Also: EVEN KURT SAYS EPSTEIN DIDN'T KILL HIMSELF.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 09:40 AM (Boy/L)

46 I believe he is describing juicy peaches.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at November 12, 2019 09:40 AM (PbH71)

47 He'd have quicker luck if he wore some shoes....

**********

Harvest Mooning - a limerick

Fresh fruit is as good as it gets
Succulent juicy tid bits
The lad thought this beauty
Were ripe sweet and fruity
But she just thought he was the pits!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 09:40 AM (m45I2)

48 Where is Manolo now, eh? He's being held by the local constabulary, no?

Posted by: Fritz at November 12, 2019 09:41 AM (2Mnv1)

49 A Vlinton is clearly Kurt's hidden message that the Clintons are reptilians from the TV show V.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 12, 2019 09:42 AM (xfb67)

50 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 12, 2019 09:42 AM (arJlL)

51 A nice little slice of pastoral life.

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 09:43 AM (VPncT)

52 Pornhub 1857: Threesome FFM

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at November 12, 2019 09:43 AM (RKQ/v)

53
Another Spazz-o-Gram from Kurt

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 09:43 AM (pNxlR)

54 Awww
Almost Norman Rockwell feel to it

Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 09:43 AM (2qWzw)

55 Flirting is a lost art.

Kids go straight to dick pics nowadays.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 12, 2019 09:44 AM (PkVlr)

56 The Paulo - the Early Years

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 09:44 AM (1XNk8)

57 The lighting on the left side of the painting makes everything look like a photograph. It's amazing.

Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 09:44 AM (gHCnG)

58
I, uh, teech you da stompy feet thingy! Whosa with me?

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 09:44 AM (pNxlR)

59 Kurtsey is particularly floobulent today.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 12, 2019 09:45 AM (oVJmc)

60 Has anyone in the history of the human race ever wanted a dick pic?

Besides Kurt, of course.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 12, 2019 09:45 AM (xfb67)

61 Looks like a photograph, at least on my phone.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at November 12, 2019 09:45 AM (3Qu5L)

62 Lovely picture. Go for the brunette because OUCH! My SOUL!!
Willowed at the end of the last thread and I don't want to risk a dead-thread banning...
------

Right. And because we don't control the media we only get one shot and

it has to be done so thoroughly that the media can't ignore it.

Go ask anyone you know who isn't politically aware

if they know that Ukraine was where the Russia hoax started and it was

the Obama administration and Hillary who did the colluding. I bet not

10% will know this.



Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 09:40 AM (ZLI7S)

1)
The media is going to do their level-best to ignore it and then,
failing that, cast it as "payback" and a "witch hunt" no matter how
"thorough". 2) You get no argument on the clueless-ness of the
population - I had to show, as in actually pull-up a link, of Biden
bragging about getting the Ukrainian prosecutor canned to someone who
claims to be "very aware" of what was going on. He'd never seen it - I
told him he needs to watch something besides CNN and MSNBC every once in
a while, which went over like you would imagine.
I'm all for "thorough". What I would also like to see is something resembling, well, urgency.


Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 09:44 AM (DU2N9)

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 09:45 AM (DU2N9)

63 That's some mustache Paolo's sporting there.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 09:45 AM (NWiLs)

64 Don Cherry, hockey legend, was fired when he intimated that perhaps Epstein didn't kill himself.

Posted by: Fritz at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (2Mnv1)

65 the zoK of the NY mafia

Is was the zoK. I freakin' knew it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (1XNk8)

66 I see Kurt is off his meds again.

Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (JLrCS)

67 28
Where did they find the ginger?

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM (yRAFu)

______


Since most Italians were portrayed with darker features (skin, hair, and eye color) -- and my first three girlfriends were beauties of Italian decent -- I was surprised to learn in my late teens that in Northern Italy they were fair-skinned and blonde.


Am reading "The Borgias" right now -- what a fascinating history with all the city-states being conquered by various neighbors over and over again throughout the centuries.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (WqPYg)

68 > Where did they find the ginger?

Gotta be northern Italy, also indicated by the presence of apples. Apples need a cold period in order to bloom and set fruit.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (tJvHx)

69 Has anyone in the history of the human race ever wanted a dick pic?

Pat Nixon

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (Boy/L)

70 is this the same Kurt that made a demonstrably false claim that in the last thread that the DOW has not risen over the last two years? So it was not at 23,358 on 11/12/2017 and it is not at 27,706 today?
I think if you are going to troll, it is best to pick something technically true and then argue from the specific to the general. Find something obscure but technically true that you can hammer on. Don't say something demonstrably false that can be swatted away by anyone. Particularly don't do it with well published numbers, it is too hard to bring feelings into it.

Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (n13/j)

71 I smell feet!

Posted by: Archer at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (gmo/4)

72 Has anyone in the history of the human race ever wanted a dick pic?


Six million Grindr users?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 12, 2019 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

73 Oooooh wee
Oooooh wee, baby,
won't you let me take you on a sea cruise?

Posted by: Cap'n Bill Krystol at November 12, 2019 09:47 AM (2vUDW)

74 The detail on the wall is amazing

Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 09:48 AM (2qWzw)

75 72 I smell feet!
Posted by: Archer at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (gmo/4)

Welcome to the club!

Posted by: Rex Ryan at November 12, 2019 09:48 AM (1XNk8)

76 Welcome to the club!
Posted by: Rex Ryan at November 12, 2019 09:48 AM (1XNk

Most football coaches yearn for victory, but Rex, he prefers da feet.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (N4xQB)

77 And the brunette has a nice arch. The redhead might too, though it's hard to tell with her socks on.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 09:30 AM


I like the cut of your jib. Do you have an illustrated newsletter?

Posted by: Quentin T. at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (2vUDW)

78 69. not necessarily. I have cousins who are carrot tops with blue eyes who live just east of Rome. There are even fair haired Sicilians, just not many of them.

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (VPncT)

79 Anyone else picturing the guy speaking like some racist Italian stereotype?

I'm hearing a, "You like-a da apples, yes?"

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (xfb67)

80
The ginger is a pouncer. Her girlfriend is mere seconds away from losing this round.

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (pNxlR)

81 the zoK of the NY mafia

Is was the zoK. I freakin' knew it.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM


Zod > zoK

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (ejd/p)

82 Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Procedure

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Objection! Assumes facts not in evidence.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (+y/Ru)

83 The Horowitz IG report is going to drop Wed Nov 27 at 5pm. The deepest news hole they could find.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (UB/j7)

84 Most football coaches yearn for victory, but Rex, he prefers da feet.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (N4xQB)

With the Bills, he seemed more concerned with his wife's foot fetish videos than actually winning games.

Posted by: Rex Ryan at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (1XNk8)

85 Anyone else picturing the guy speaking like some racist Italian stereotype?

Young Chico Marx in 'Passion of the Wops.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (oVJmc)

86 Flirting is a lost art.

Kids go straight to dick pics nowadays.
Posted by: Nurse ratched

!

INSOM !

You ol' hound dawg you !

Posted by: JT at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (arJlL)

87 Painter almost reminds me of Bouguereau...whose works always fascinated me.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (JoUsr)

88
Since most Italians were portrayed with darker features (skin, hair, and eye color) -- and my first three girlfriends were beauties of Italian decent -- I was surprised to learn in my late teens that in Northern Italy they were fair-skinned and blonde.


Am reading "The Borgias" right now -- what a fascinating history with all the city-states being conquered by various neighbors over and over again throughout the centuries.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (WqPYg)

Lombards(germans) moved into North Italy a bit more than a thousand years ago.

Posted by: Someguy at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (O+iVW)

89 Late Academicism. I'm gonna go with a date of about 1880s +/-.

Posted by: Kris at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

90 "No, really, baby, it's-a true! My father, he owns-a the largest orchards in-a the whole village!"

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 09:51 AM (NWiLs)

91 Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Procedure



I think we should elect Bernie Sanders in honor of Jimmy Carter so that he may see his dream of a Communist America come to fruition before his death.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 09:51 AM (UB/j7)

92 What's a Vlinton?

Twunny bucks !

Same as in town !

Posted by: JT at November 12, 2019 09:51 AM (arJlL)

93 75. I love wall detail, not even joking! Especially peeling stucco.

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 09:51 AM (VPncT)

94
69. not necessarily. I have cousins who are carrot tops with blue eyes
who live just east of Rome. There are even fair haired Sicilians, just
not many of them.

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (VPncT


VELKOMINN!!

Posted by: The Vikings! at November 12, 2019 09:52 AM (gmo/4)

95 Anyone else picturing the guy speaking like some racist Italian stereotype?

I'm hearing a, "You like-a da apples, yes?"
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM


Oddly enough, I get the same vibe. Very Normanno Roquello, though.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 12, 2019 09:52 AM (ejd/p)

96 84 Most football coaches yearn for victory, but Rex, he prefers da feet.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (N4xQB)

With the Bills, he seemed more concerned with his wife's foot fetish videos than actually winning games.
Posted by: Rex Ryan at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (1XNk

And tandem bike commercials with his brother.

Posted by: Kris at November 12, 2019 09:52 AM (OyyDO)

97 79 Anyone else picturing the guy speaking like some racist Italian stereotype?

I'm hearing a, "You like-a da apples, yes?"

He's saying: I trade-a you my banana, know whaddimean?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 09:52 AM (1XNk8)

98 The ginger is a pouncer. Her girlfriend is mere seconds away from losing this round.

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 09:49 AM (pNxlR)


Interesting take. I thought she was looking at her friend with more of a, "Really? I had no idea you could suck an apple through a garden hose!" sort of look.

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 09:52 AM (DU2N9)

99 91 Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Procedure

Seems like they could take care of that at a Minute Clinic.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 09:52 AM (NWiLs)

100 49
Where is Manolo now, eh? He's being held by the local constabulary, no?


Posted by: Fritz at November 12, 2019 09:41 AM (2Mnv1)

_______


Brings back memories of that great TV show when I was a wee laddie "The High Chaparral" with the character Manolito Montoya -- not to be confused with Inigo Montoya.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 09:53 AM (WqPYg)

101 Scrawny, mustached and wearing an ugly hat? Looks like soy hipsters have been around longer than I was first led to believe.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 12, 2019 09:54 AM (uaE7n)

102 Meh. It's no Lucien Freud.

Posted by: The Man on the Ottoman at November 12, 2019 09:54 AM (2vUDW)

103 55
Flirting is a lost art.



Kids go straight to dick pics nowadays.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 12, 2019 09:44 AM (PkVlr)

______


Heh. True. And they're called "Front Holes" now, h8r!

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 09:54 AM (WqPYg)

104 Run honey, he looks shifty. He's going to seduce you, then sell you to a bordello in Marseilles the next day.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at November 12, 2019 09:54 AM (hdzef)

105 Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Procedure


It's a little late to install one, isn't it?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 09:55 AM (HaL55)

106 Another one by de Blass:


https://tinyurl.com/s745nns

Now that's a come hither look for you.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 09:55 AM (tJvHx)

107 Scrawny, mustached and wearing an ugly hat? Looks like soy hipsters have been around longer than I was first led to believe.

-----------

Fascist then. Fascist now.

Posted by: SH at November 12, 2019 09:55 AM (sX1BW)

108 So this is what Huck Finn ended up as an adult. I think he is trying to convince the ladies that painting a fence is fun.
Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 09:34 AM (yRAFu)


Huck Finn never painted houses. He ran off down the river to keep Jim from being sold down the river.

The interesting thing is that Huckleberry Finn was a truly American Picaresque novel, which is a Spanish literary form (as in Lazarillo de Tormes) and I have never found out if that was intentional or not

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2019 09:55 AM (1glZx)

109 He's talking to the brunette, but he's just using her to hit on the redhead. Poor, doomed soul.

Good morning. It's cold. Sleeping a bit late didn't help. The coffee's helping, a little bit.

Posted by: mindful webworker - fangers on muh mousin' hand get chilly at November 12, 2019 09:55 AM (UYkjZ)

110 The redhead looks like Francesca Annis in "Lillie."

Posted by: Joyless Behar at November 12, 2019 09:55 AM (Rbu5d)

111 The Simpsons went there.....

https://tinyurl.com/ydmlzlnv

Posted by: Tami at November 12, 2019 09:55 AM (cF8AT)

112 Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Procedure


*******

Probably an exploratory craniotomy.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 09:56 AM (m45I2)

113 > with the character Manolito Montoya -- not to be confused with Inigo Montoya.
And definitely not to be confused with Tony Montana.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 09:56 AM (tJvHx)

114 School Passes Out Flyer To Seven-Year-Olds Discussing "Implants, Pills, Condoms and More"

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Next, the lecture on the birds, the bees and the anal sex.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 09:56 AM (+y/Ru)

115 maybe Italy has changed, but when I was there in the 90s, the guys were so forward it was unbelievable. Of course that is not true of everyone, but if you have not been there, you would not understand. You would have groups of guys openly gawking at women in a cafe. It was was to the point of cat calling and was pretty comical really. Any American would have had some real culture shock.

nothing racist about it, just a cultural difference.

Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 09:56 AM (n13/j)

116
Pro tip for Kurt -- wash the encrusted gender fluid and cheetos dust from your hands before addressing your keyboard.

Your keyboard's pronouns are "Satan" and "Your Majesty".

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 09:56 AM (pNxlR)

117 Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Procedure


---

Isn't it a little late to be giving him one now?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 12, 2019 09:57 AM (KUaJL)

118 If we accept the characterization of the media that Gropey Biden (2019 version) is the most "centrist" of the current crop of POTUS candidates, then serious question...

Is Jimmy Carter (1976 version) to the left, or right, of Joe Biden (2019 version)?

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 09:57 AM (DU2N9)

119 Such a lovely study in body language. And to pull off the subtleties in facial cues is no mean feat. Not a masterpiece, but really well done.

Posted by: red speck at November 12, 2019 09:57 AM (nrC0n)

120 Those girls are TOO OLD!

Posted by: Pedo Bill Clinton at November 12, 2019 09:57 AM (WdocV)

121 The Horowitz IG report is going to drop Wed Nov 27 at 5pm. The deepest news hole they could find.

That should make for some interesting Thanksgiving table banter.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 09:57 AM (HaL55)

122 de Blaas (1843-1932) may have been the original Norman Rockwell. The same 'whimsy', I'd guess you'd call it. But what skill! It's almost like you're looking thru a window.

Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 09:58 AM (CDGwz)

123 The Simpsons went there.....

https://tinyurl.com/ydmlzlnv


Also on the CBS series "Evil."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 09:58 AM (Boy/L)

124 Is Jimmy Carter (1976 version) to the left, or right, of Joe Biden (2019 version)?
***

Carter 76 was opposed to gay marriage, tranny rights and socialized health care.


He's was a NAZI by modern leftwing thought.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 12, 2019 09:58 AM (WdocV)

125 Probably an exploratory craniotomy.

Bugs Bunny phrenology FTW!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 09:58 AM (HaL55)

126 I guess those are apples ... very round. Rome apples are very round like that ... no idea what yellow varieties they had back then. Pomegranates are round ... and red. Oranges, pears, lemons? idk

Posted by: illiniwek at November 12, 2019 09:58 AM (Cus5s)

127 Meh. It's no Lucien Freud.

Posted by: The Man on the Ottoman at November 12, 2019 09:54 AM (2vUDW)

Just wait...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 12, 2019 09:58 AM (wEL+7)

128 Now that's a come hither look for you.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 09:55 AM (tJvHx)


I'll say!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 12, 2019 09:59 AM (hLRSq)

129 The Horowitz IG report is going to drop Wed Nov 27 at 5pm. The deepest news hole they could find.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 12, 2019 09:50 AM (UB/j7)

Meaning that by 08:30 on Monday the 2nd of December it will be declared "ancient news" and "no-longer relevant" by our "totes don't pick sides" "news" media.

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 09:59 AM (DU2N9)

130 Is Jimmy Carter (1976 version) to the left, or right, of Joe Biden (2019 version)?

1976 Jimmah is George Wallace compared to Biden.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 09:59 AM (Boy/L)

131 121 The Horowitz IG report is going to drop Wed Nov 27 at 5pm. The deepest news hole they could find.

That should make for some interesting Thanksgiving table banter.

No worries, it will be postponed another #TwoWeeks

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 09:59 AM (1XNk8)

132 What a delightful, playful and effective painting. There is plenty of background to provide a scene but all the colors are soft earth tones. It lets the viewer focus on the two women (girls) who stand out against the gentle background. The guy is needed for the theme but almost blends in with the wall. He is incidental. The girls' expressions and posture are the focus.

There is a sense of 'old story' about the image. This kind of thing has been a staple of young women for generations as they play up their adult figures and urges. It is something to be expected. But it is also gentle and, at least to me, retains a sense of innocence.

That is a lot to gather from a few seconds of study but those are the impressions I got.

Posted by: JTB at November 12, 2019 10:00 AM (bmdz3)

133 The Horowitz IG report is going to drop Wed Nov 27 at 5pm. The deepest news hole they could find.
***

At some point I have to ask - does Trump realize that if he doesn't take this seriously that after he leaves office in 2020 or 2024 that his family and allies are going to be arrested?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 12, 2019 10:00 AM (WdocV)

134
So this is what Huck Finn ended up as an adult. I think he is trying to convince the ladies that painting a fence is fun.
Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 09:34 AM (yRAFu)


It was Tom Sawyer who was tasked with whitewashing the fence. Huck Finn was a fisherman and raft rider.

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 10:00 AM (pNxlR)

135 Since most Italians were portrayed with darker
features (skin, hair, and eye color) -- and my first three girlfriends
were beauties of Italian decent -- I was surprised to learn in my late
teens that in Northern Italy they were fair-skinned and blonde.


Am
reading "The Borgias" right now -- what a fascinating history with all
the city-states being conquered by various neighbors over and over again
throughout the centuries.


Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for
the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 09:46 AM (WqPYg)


My mother's side of the family has quite a few fair skinned tall blondes. Her whole side is fair skinned. My father's side is fair skinned and tall, and his sisters are lighter in hair color. There are some green eyes on his side too. Both sides are 100% italian.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:01 AM (9Om/r)

136 > I'll say!
She can carry my water any time. Sultry...

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:01 AM (tJvHx)

137 Like everyone else in town, he's had the redhead.

She claims she doesn't remember it, blaming it on the wine. Typical Italian redheaded hairdresser.

Posted by: jwest at November 12, 2019 10:01 AM (U6f/q)

138 BRUNETTE: [Swooning]
READHEAD: I cannot believe you are falling for that!
GUY: Don't you have some water to fetch?

Welcome to Tuesday Horde, which is most certainly not Monday. Dodge Murphy and Bob's your uncle. Even if you don't have an Uncle Bob.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 12, 2019 10:01 AM (RD7QR)

139 At some point I have to ask - does Trump realize that if he doesn't take this seriously that after he leaves office in 2020 or 2024 that his family and allies are going to be arrested?

Does he seem like a guy who is worried or a guy that has something he can just lay on the table at any moment and flip the narrative?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 10:01 AM (Boy/L)

140 At some point I have to ask - does Trump realize
that if he doesn't take this seriously that after he leaves office in
2020 or 2024 that his family and allies are going to be arrested?


Posted by: 18-1 at November 12, 2019 10:00 AM (WdocV)

Any post-presidency arrest of DJT or any family members would be a "OK, time for the face-colander" moment for me. Because if they go after DJT or his family that's pretty much the signal they're coming for the rest of us as well.

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (DU2N9)

141 115 maybe Italy has changed, but when I was there in the 90s, the guys were so forward it was unbelievable. Of course that is not true of everyone, but if you have not been there, you would not understand. You would have groups of guys openly gawking at women in a cafe. It was was to the point of cat calling and was pretty comical really. Any American would have had some real culture shock.
Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 09:56 AM

Seems pretty typical from my experience with southern and eastern Europeans, at least. I was in Greece with a Croatian officer, and he would comically twist his head around to watch any attractive lady walk by. When I commented, he said he was a man, so of course he liked to look at pretty women. Besides, they obviously put effort into looking good, so it would be rude not to gawk.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (uaE7n)

142 Tom Sawyer whitewashed that fence...in 7/4!

Posted by: Geddy Leeeee! at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (1XNk8)

143 133
The Horowitz IG report is going to drop Wed Nov 27 at 5pm. The deepest news hole they could find.
***

At
some point I have to ask - does Trump realize that if he doesn't take
this seriously that after he leaves office in 2020 or 2024 that his
family and allies are going to be arrested?


Posted by: 18-1 at November 12, 2019 10:00 AM (WdocV)
Any member of the Horde should beware of the time when Trump leaves office. I fear none of us are safe.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (N39Ws)

144 No redhead bashing, we don't like that.

Posted by: dagny at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (nRWPy)

145 I fear whoever had Nov. 2019 in the Jimmy Carter death pool might be a winner. The media is going to take their fake love for him up to eleven.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (4thlk)

146 115. I don't know if it's different now- but traveling around Italy did get obnoxious for a female. The harassment wasn't constant, but when it was there it was inescapable. One guy even came at me when I was with two male friends, one of whom is a burly beast. Too much espresso I think.

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (VPncT)

147 This is just like rape, right? Painting should be destroyed.

Posted by: Ripley at November 12, 2019 10:03 AM (MxEKc)

148 I was surprised to learn in my late

teens that in Northern Italy they were fair-skinned and blonde.

***

Northern Italy was conquered by a Germanic tribe - the Lombards. And then had close connections with Germany and France through the middle ages on. Its not surprising that there is a fair amount of Northern European genetics in North Italy.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 12, 2019 10:03 AM (WdocV)

149 Does he seem like a guy who is worried or a guy that
has something he can just lay on the table at any moment and flip the
narrative?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 10:01 AM (Boy/L)

He doesn't seem worried. But I couldn't imagine anything more tragic than his going down with said "Trump Card" still in the hold because he held it 1-day too long.

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 10:03 AM (DU2N9)

150 Welcome to Tuesday Horde, which is most certainly not Monday. Dodge
Murphy and Bob's your uncle. Even if you don't have an Uncle Bob.


Our "Uncle Bob" is Bob From NSA. *does Forrest Gump wave*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 10:03 AM (HaL55)

151 115 in Italy it's polite to at least ogle a woman - don't want to insult her by ignoring her charms

Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 10:03 AM (2qWzw)

152 147 This is just like rape, right? Painting should be destroyed.
Posted by: Ripley at November 12, 2019 10:03 AM (MxEKc)

Well, it is Rapey Tuesday.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:03 AM (NWiLs)

153 A throuple is born

Posted by: redridinghood at November 12, 2019 10:05 AM (wiXsO)

154
151 115 in Italy it's polite to at least ogle a woman - don't want to insult her by ignoring her charms
Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 10:03 AM (2qWzw)


They're always after her lucky charms!

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 10:05 AM (pNxlR)

155 Any post-presidency arrest of DJT or any family members would be a "OK, time for the face-colander" moment for me.

***

How many face colander moments have we had since 2001?...and yet here we are...


Posted by: 18-1 at November 12, 2019 10:05 AM (WdocV)

156 Northern Italy was conquered by a Germanic tribe - the Lombards.

The northern U.S. was conquered by the Lombardis. Weird, right?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 10:05 AM (Boy/L)

157 Trump's enemies would do well to examine the circumstances that led to Julius Caesar seizing power and the end of the Roman Republic.


But of course they're brutally ignorant of history, just as they are of every other subject.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:06 AM (tJvHx)

158 I won't have to worry about getting harassed in Italy now - past my sale date!

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 10:06 AM (VPncT)

159 My mother's side of the family has quite a few fair skinned tall blondes. Her whole side is fair skinned. My father's side is fair skinned and tall, and his sisters are lighter in hair color. There are some green eyes on his side too. Both sides are 100% italian.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:01 AM (9Om/r)

As I'm sure you know, the Normans took over Sicily and most of southern Italy for a few centuries. I saw a good historical piece on the Normans and all of their conquests, and they made the point that the reason "Normans" aren't around (specifically) in any of the places they conquered (they're still in Normandy, of course) is that they believed in blending in with local populations and staying put. So, Normans became French, Normans became English, Normans became Sicilians.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:06 AM (Kpl3J)

160 Interesting take. I thought she was looking at her friend with more of a, "Really? I had no idea you could suck an apple through a garden hose!" sort of look.
Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019


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You're right!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 10:06 AM (Ejm1K)

161 Well, it's not like he donned a parachute and flung himself at a zebra.

Posted by: Eric Ciaramella at November 12, 2019 10:06 AM (iCJR6)

162 Both of my parents were of southern Italian extraction - Apuglia and Calabria, and I like many of the men in my family have traces of red in my beard.

Southern Italy was invaded by many dusky peoples over the centuries, but not the Scots/Irish! Don't know where the red comes from.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 10:06 AM (1XNk8)

163 At some point I have to ask - does Trump realize that if he doesn't take this seriously that after he leaves office in 2020 or 2024 that his family and allies are going to be arrested?

If you're worried about the election, when do Democrats spring their traditional October Surprises? He's got plenty of time for that.

Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 10:07 AM (Ibwur)

164 Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Procedure


********

Confessions of a Neurosurgeon - a limerick

I hope that I might be excused
If it seems that I'm over-enthused
On our surgical expedition
We found a brain in mint condition
In the original box, never used

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:07 AM (m45I2)

165 Trump's enemies would do well to examine the circumstances that led to
Julius Caesar seizing power and the end of the Roman Republic.
___

Was that like before or after the Constitution?

Posted by: Ezra Klein at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (WdocV)

166 For a Tuesday art thread . . . this is easily as good as a Wednesday art thread.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (Ejm1K)

167 Southern Italy was invaded by many dusky peoples over the centuries, but not the Scots/Irish! Don't know where the red comes from.

Vikings.

Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (Ibwur)

168 > Don't know where the red comes from.
Same place the Scots and Irish got it.
Vikings/Normans.
The indigenous Celts didn't have red hair. That's all Viking genes.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (tJvHx)

169 Vikings.
Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (Ibwur)

Cool. I'm a dago viking!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (1XNk8)

170 eems pretty typical from my experience with southern
and eastern Europeans, at least. I was in Greece with a Croatian
officer, and he would comically twist his head around to watch any
attractive lady walk by. When I commented, he said he was a man, so of
course he liked to look at pretty women. Besides, they obviously put
effort into looking good, so it would be rude not to gawk.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (uaE7n)

In Italy the people dressed a lot better than we do. It is not completely fair to compare locals to travelers since locals have a lot more clothes to choose from and they don't come out of a suit case But it stood out, particularly in smaller towns how much better the locals dressed. And the women wore these things called dresses.

My guess is the culture has been homogenized a bit.

Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 10:09 AM (n13/j)

171 Southern Italy was invaded by many dusky peoples over the centuries, but
not the Scots/Irish! Don't know where the red comes from.


No one is safe from Stealth Gingernessism. It hides amongst the recessive DNA strands for centuries and becomes suddenly dominant when you least expect it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 10:09 AM (HaL55)

172 Vikings.
Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (Ibwur)

Cool. I'm a dago viking!
Posted by: Guy Smiley


The oars on the boat go wop wop wop.

J/k

Posted by: rickb223 at November 12, 2019 10:09 AM (s2OJe)

173 Cool. I'm a dago viking!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (1XNk

So you like lutefisk on your noodles?

Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 10:09 AM (DU2N9)

174 Unbeknownst to the would-be suitor, several months later the brunette will decide his flirtations weren't welcome after all and accuse him of rape.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:10 AM (NWiLs)

175 And the women wore these things called dresses.

___

PATRIARCHY! HETRONORMATIVITY!

These dirty sweatpants show how enlightened I am!

Posted by: American women at November 12, 2019 10:10 AM (WdocV)

176 And Eugene seems to have a 'type' he likes to paint.



https://tinyurl.com/yh2altnf

Posted by: Tami at November 12, 2019 09:35 AM (cF8AT)

========

No doubt. And no trans either; he goes for the real deal.

Posted by: Thomas Crown at November 12, 2019 10:10 AM (NVYyb)

177 Southern Italy was invaded by many dusky peoples over the centuries



Southern Italy was cocked more than John Wayne's rifle.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 12, 2019 10:10 AM (s2OJe)

178 Northern Italy offers blondes? That suggests that you could cast a blonde as Juliet (she was from Verona), and be historically accurate.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 10:10 AM (Ejm1K)

179 So you like lutefisk on your noodles?
Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019 10:09 AM (DU2N9)

Never tried it, but now that I'm planning on getting in touch with my Viking-ness, I'll have to try it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 10:10 AM (1XNk8)

180 I won't have to worry about getting harassed in Italy now - past my sale date!
Posted by: kallisto

!

I don't believe that.

Posted by: JT at November 12, 2019 10:11 AM (arJlL)

181 173 Cool. I'm a dago viking!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (1XNk

So you like lutefisk on your noodles?
Posted by: DocJ at November 12, 2019


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Legalize lutefisk!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 10:11 AM (Ejm1K)

182 Besides, they obviously put

effort into looking good, so it would be rude not to gawk.



Posted by: Grimaldi at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (uaE7n)
============

This is my belief too

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 12, 2019 10:11 AM (NVYyb)

183 Southern Italy was invaded by many dusky peoples over the centuries

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This tells me that southern Italy wasn't really worth it.

Posted by: SH at November 12, 2019 10:11 AM (sX1BW)

184 164 Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Procedure


********

Confessions of a Neurosurgeon - a limerick

I hope that I might be excused
If it seems that I'm over-enthused
On our surgical expedition
We found a brain in mint condition
In the original box, never used
Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:07 AM (m45I2)

Abby

what did you say

Abby Normal

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 12, 2019 10:12 AM (JFO2v)

185 I just noticed that each person in the painting is wearing something bright red - socks, scarf, belt - symbolic maybe?

Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 10:12 AM (2qWzw)

186 158 I won't have to worry about getting harassed in Italy now - past my sale date!
Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 10:06 AM (VPncT)

Just have to lower the price is all.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:12 AM (NWiLs)

187 Lol...this is a headline from Seattle Times today...

Highway 99 toll money helps pay cost of collecting tolls

This is they type of in depth journalism we desperately need.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 12, 2019 10:12 AM (wneaL)

188 Mangia la lutefisk!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 10:12 AM (1XNk8)

189 The detail in that painting is amazing !

Posted by: JT at November 12, 2019 10:12 AM (arJlL)

190 115
maybe Italy has changed, but when I was there in the 90s, the guys were
so forward it was unbelievable. Of course that is not true of everyone,
but if you have not been there, you would not understand. You would have
groups of guys openly gawking at women in a cafe. It was was to the
point of cat calling and was pretty comical really. Any American would
have had some real culture shock.

nothing racist about it, just a cultural difference.


Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 09:56 AM (n13/j)


________


I got that sense the first time I watched the old 50's movie "Roman Holiday" with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 10:12 AM (WqPYg)

191 > No doubt. And no trans either; he goes for the real deal.
He's one of those painters where you look at his work and say "Yeah, this guy was definitely heterosexual."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:13 AM (tJvHx)

192 188 Mangia la lutefisk!
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019


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Who you callin' mangy???

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 10:13 AM (Ejm1K)

193 188 Mangia la lutefisk!
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 10:12 AM (1XNk

Disgusting in any language.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:13 AM (NWiLs)

194 169 Vikings.
Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (Ibwur)

Cool. I'm a dago viking!
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 12, 2019 10:08 AM (1XNk

I saw the Dago Vikings open for Steely Dan at the Tower in 1999.

Posted by: josephistan at November 12, 2019 10:13 AM (7HtZB)

195 Is she going to cut her hair now?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at November 12, 2019 10:13 AM (Ndje9)

196 You're not a real Viking unless you can eat surstomming.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 12, 2019 10:13 AM (xfb67)

197 It's interesting how far the Vikings and their reputations went. The Byzantine emperor hired Vikings for his personal guard: the Varangian Guard.

Posted by: Kris at November 12, 2019 10:13 AM (OyyDO)

198 "Wanna taste my cannolli?"

Posted by: Fredo at November 12, 2019 10:14 AM (gYKMg)

199 Highway 99 toll money helps pay cost of collecting tolls

I don't even....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 10:14 AM (Boy/L)

200 George McGovern would be considered a right-wing nazi today.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 10:14 AM (WqPYg)

201 Lol...this is a headline from Seattle Times today...

Highway 99 toll money helps pay cost of collecting tolls

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But are the toll collectors getting above minimum wage?

Posted by: SH at November 12, 2019 10:14 AM (sX1BW)

202 That's some mustache Paolo's sporting there.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 09:45 AM


Mustache rides are much safer when she has a handlebar to hold on to.

Posted by: Bert G at November 12, 2019 10:14 AM (tOP4K)

203 He's one of those painters where you look at his work and say "Yeah, this guy was definitely heterosexual."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:13 AM (tJvHx)

The guy could be asking for make up tips.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:14 AM (NWiLs)

204 Unfortunately Italians have adopted a more casual look, years after my family chided me for looking ratty. I was a pioneer!

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (VPncT)

205 That was a time when lumberjack beards and man buns were out of fashion, rejoice....

Posted by: Colin at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (VDpZy)

206 The interesting thing is that Huckleberry Finn was a truly American Picaresque novel, which is a Spanish literary form (as in Lazarillo de Tormes) and I have never found out if that was intentional or not
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This is true. If you would like an update on the genre, better dare I say than Twain, I recommend Charles Portis's Norwood, The Dog of the South, and Bergman's Little Big Man. I am pretty sure Twain was influenced heavily by Henry Fielding and Cervantes.

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (yRAFu)

207 > As I'm sure you know, the Normans took over Sicily and most of southern Italy for a few centuries.

That's far more impressive than invading France, because, let's face it, who hasn't launched a successful invasion of France at some point?

Taking over Sicily, now, that's a bit more of a challenge.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (tJvHx)

208 George McGovern would be considered a right-wing nazi today.

Hell, even McGovern figured out how gonzo loony the left was in small business regulation.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (Boy/L)

209 maybe Italy has changed, but when I was there in the 90s, the guys were
so forward it was unbelievable. Of course that is not true of everyone,
but if you have not been there, you would not understand. You would have
groups of guys openly gawking at women in a cafe. It was was to the
point of cat calling and was pretty comical really. Any American would
have had some real culture shock.

Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 09:56 AM



I was there last year, and I didn't see any of that. We had a beautiful brunette chick around 19-20 years old in our group. I thought for sure she would get hit on. Nothing. It could be regional maybe. I think with everybody staring at their blasted phones nobody notices wtf goes on around them anymore.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (9Om/r)

210 Those paintings are lovely

Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (2qWzw)

211 I believe there are a slug of Blond/Blue in Dublin, because Vikings.
Not sure if they eat lutefisk and chips.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (88+cf)

212 "Guess your weight, ladies?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 10:16 AM (HaL55)

213 Not sure if this is a repeat or one like it--this artist used those two subjects in a number of paintings. All of which I like, so it's all good.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at November 12, 2019 10:16 AM (AM1GF)

214 Seems like we've seen this painting before.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at November 12, 2019 10:17 AM (jjaLl)

215 I see a double surprise in that painting.

Posted by: Matt Plauer at November 12, 2019 10:17 AM (EgshT)

216 No one is safe from Stealth Gingernessism. It hides
amongst the recessive DNA strands for centuries and becomes suddenly
dominant when you least expect it.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 10:09 AM (HaL55)


One of my old drummers is 100% italian, his wife is smoking hot with auburn hair. Their daughter has screaming red hair that looks like a solar flare.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:18 AM (9Om/r)

217 197 It's interesting how far the Vikings and their reputations went. The Byzantine emperor hired Vikings for his personal guard: the Varangian Guard.
Posted by: Kris at November 12, 2019 10:13 AM (OyyDO)

I would think that one of the reasons Vikings were used as guards is that the Nordic men probably were a foot taller than their Mediterranian counterparts.

Posted by: jwest at November 12, 2019 10:18 AM (U6f/q)

218 nice pear.

Posted by: ibid at November 12, 2019 10:19 AM (5jXgj)

219 I don't know if it's different now- but traveling
around Italy did get obnoxious for a female. The harassment wasn't
constant, but when it was there it was inescapable. One guy even came at
me when I was with two male friends, one of whom is a burly beast. Too
much espresso I think.

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (VPncT)

it was pretty hard to miss. I would not want to be a woman traveling alone. But I met women who traveled all over Southern Europe alone and into Greece. Mad respect to them, they were real travelers. After meeting them while on a guided tour; I never went on a guided tour again.

Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 10:19 AM (n13/j)

220 Not sure if this is a repeat

Posted by: Brother Cavil Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD at November 12, 2019 10:16 AM (AM1GF)

I try hard to avoid repetition. As far as I know I have never repeated an artwork.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 12, 2019 10:19 AM (wEL+7)

221 186. I dunno, the financial aspect doesn't hold as much weight with Italians. Aesthetics are key. Also the men are used to being the ones who get paid.

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 10:19 AM (VPncT)

222 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 10:20 AM (Zz0t1)

223 Seems like we've seen this painting before...

I think we saw his "Picking Mussels" (something like that) before.

Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 10:20 AM (dBiBP)

224 And it's here. Greta Thunderpant's book, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference.

https://amzn.to/2q9OF7J

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 10:20 AM (+y/Ru)

225 Looks like Paolo is working on the thruple.

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 10:20 AM (Zz0t1)

226 145
I fear whoever had Nov. 2019 in the Jimmy Carter death pool might be a
winner. The media is going to take their fake love for him up to eleven.



Posted by: lowandslow at November 12, 2019 10:02 AM (4thlk)

_______


They might have to put McCain's current funeral on hold for that. I wonder if Carter's funeral will be longer than McCain's ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 10:20 AM (WqPYg)

227 >>I try hard to avoid repetition

So no more Fat Man Soiling an Ottoman then?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 12, 2019 10:20 AM (ZLI7S)

228 De Blaas has the technical skill of Vermeer.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 12, 2019 10:21 AM (Q5ALd)

229 The broads have nice upper chesticle regions.

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)

230 ugh - have to get ready for a meeting with pinheaded bureaucrats. So.Much. Fun.

Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 10:22 AM (VPncT)

231 SCROTUS takes up Newtown parents vs Remington.

We'll see how conservative the court is now. I think the eventual ruling will be a huge disappointment for gun owners.

Posted by: Galil at November 12, 2019 10:22 AM (Pzzpr)

232 I just noticed that each person in the painting is wearing something bright red - socks, scarf, belt - symbolic maybe?


*********

John Has a Long Red Sash - a limerick

Let me think about this for a minute
Nope, there's no other way I can spin it
The red things that they wore
Is a code, and nothing more
It's a secret club...and I'm not in it.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:22 AM (m45I2)

233 And it's here. Greta Thunderpant's book, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference.

https://amzn.to/2q9OF7J
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 10:20 AM (+y/Ru)


The only difference you made was for us to hate you and understand how farcical global warmening is.

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)

234
Sicily was invaded and conquered by Vikings and later, by the Normans, who were of Viking extraction themselves.

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 10:23 AM (pNxlR)

235 The Byzantine emperor hired Vikings for his personal guard: the Varangian Guard.

Without a good offensive line, your emperor is going to get flattened on obvious passing downs.

Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 10:23 AM (Ibwur)

236 So rapey, just like "Baby It's Cold Outside".

Posted by: steve walsh at November 12, 2019 10:24 AM (C60vS)

237 LOL! This Nikki Haley tweet could be Bill Kristol's worst aged take yet-

https://tinyurl.com/t4jwnzp

Posted by: redridinghood at November 12, 2019 10:24 AM (wiXsO)

238 Guido suggests a threesome.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 12, 2019 10:24 AM (k4dH2)

239 As far as I know I have never repeated an artwork.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


*******

I wish I could say the same about me and puns.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:24 AM (m45I2)

240 Hiring others for protection from the natives is an old standby for elites. Look at NYC, SF, Houston, and LA. What better protection from the native proles than to bring in a paranoid ringer with anger issues?

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 10:25 AM (yRAFu)

241 chesticle regions.

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)

I used one of his works called "The Wringer," and that is an awesome example of the female form...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 12, 2019 10:25 AM (wEL+7)

242 So rapey, just like "Baby It's Cold Outside".
Posted by: steve walsh at November 12, 2019 10:24 AM (C60vS)


Have you heard the "new" version? Kelly Clarkson and John Legend duet where they manage to work in "your body, your choice" into the lyrics.

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 10:26 AM (Zz0t1)

243 I was there last year, and I didn't see any of that.
We had a beautiful brunette chick around 19-20 years old in our group. I
thought for sure she would get hit on. Nothing. It could be regional
maybe. I think with everybody staring at their blasted phones nobody
notices wtf goes on around them anymore.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (9Om/r)

heh, I had a feeling things had changed. America has changed, the UK has changed. But the Italy gawking stood out back in the day. It was never everyone or most people. But we encountered it with young males in public settings. I was with a large group of young men and women. Some Italian guys were really over the top but not in our case threatening. Just silly really.

I think you are probably right about the cell phones. I am glad I saw Europe before 9/11 and smart phones. It seemed happier back then, just more fun. I have been back and it can still be a great experience. But I prefer most everything pre Millennium to be honest.

I remember chatting with you when you got back from Italy. I was a newb at posting.

Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 10:26 AM (n13/j)

244 DACA is an Act of Love, a Blessing of Liberty, and also a tax.

Posted by: John Roberts at November 12, 2019 10:26 AM (3DuXY)

245 Hello horde.

Looking for advice. Has anyone sued for slander per se? Accused of having an affair. It is a lie.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at November 12, 2019 10:27 AM (Lr5Wu)

246 That's far more impressive than invading France, because, let's face it, who hasn't launched a successful invasion of France at some point?

Taking over Sicily, now, that's a bit more of a challenge.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:15 AM (tJvHx)

And I think they took it over from the Moslem's, who had established a stronghold there, intending to move north from there.

So many good stories have happened over the years, and one (which was copied in the series "Vikings") actually did happen during the conquest of Sicily. A Norman/Viking army had a fortified city surrounded, but could not break through the walls. So suddenly one day they notified the City potentates that their beloved Leader had died, and his dying wish was to have religious rites read over him in a house of worship. If they would let them do that, then they promised to leave.

The City leaders were overjoyed, and quickly agreed. The funeral procession was let in with a few key men as pall bearers. In the middle of the service, the coffin lid flew open, the Leader jumped out, threw the axes he'd been laying on to all of his trusted warriors, they laid waste to the unsuspecting congregation, raced to the city gates, and threw them open. Then their entire army which had been standing by rushed in and sacked the city.

Damn, they knew how to fight. As the City Leaders died, I'm sure they were shouting "you guys are such assholes!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:27 AM (Kpl3J)

247 "Time and again citrus fruits were also associated with the subject of
wedding, marriage and love. This traces back to the golden apples of the
Hesperides which already in the classical myths were a wedding gift and
a beauty prize"

looks like maybe one apple or pomegranate, the others are oranges or lemons or ? Apparently there's a lot of citrus grown in Italy ... couldn't find much detail going back a couple centuries, but came across the above quote, added for your consideration.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 12, 2019 10:27 AM (Cus5s)

248 They might have to put McCain's current funeral on hold for that. I wonder if Carter's funeral will be longer than McCain's ...


Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for
the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 10:20 AM (WqPYg)


I don't give a shit as long as there is one.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:27 AM (9Om/r)

249
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
3h
I will be releasing the transcript of the first, and therefore more important, phone call with the Ukrainian President before week's end!

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:27 AM (BqBId)

250 The Atlantic is running an article asking if America could avoid CW2.


You know what will precede CW2?

Mainstream or popular outlets starting to openly discuss the possibility.


We're getting closer.

Posted by: Ha at November 12, 2019 10:28 AM (jKqaK)

251 I used one of his works called "The Wringer," and that is an awesome example of the female form...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 12, 2019 10:25 AM (wEL+7)


He seems to be a connoisseur of the female form, for sure. He represents it well in his work.

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 10:28 AM (Zz0t1)

252 It's a secret club...and I'm not in it.
Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:22 AM (m45I2)

Sometimes I feel that way about life.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:28 AM (NWiLs)

253 Is the pinching still a thing in Italy? Asking for The Paolo.

Posted by: The Paolo at November 12, 2019 10:28 AM (l3+k2)

254 > No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference.


She should have called it "A Commie's A Commie, No Matter How Small".
Let me guess: it's written in a style that no real sixteen year old has ever written in since the beginning of human life on earth, the kind of language that would cause any teacher worth his salt to start doing web searches to find out where she plagiarized it from.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:28 AM (tJvHx)

255 I dunno, the financial aspect doesn't hold as much weight with Italians. Aesthetics are key. Also the men are used to being the ones who get paid.
Posted by: kallisto at November 12, 2019 10:19 AM (VPncT)

"Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute !"

Posted by: JT at November 12, 2019 10:29 AM (arJlL)

256 The title could also be Basket of Apples.

Posted by: Weasel at November 12, 2019 10:29 AM (RrqtM)

257 That's far more impressive than invading France, because, let's face it, who hasn't launched a successful invasion of France at some point?

Taking over Sicily, now, that's a bit more of a challenge.

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

For some.

Posted by: Zombie Patton at November 12, 2019 10:29 AM (sX1BW)

258 It's a secret club...and I'm not in it.
Posted by: Muldoon

Sometimes I feel that way about life.
Posted by: Insomniac


********

Welcome to the club!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:29 AM (m45I2)

259 235 The Byzantine emperor hired Vikings for his personal guard: the Varangian Guard.

Without a good offensive line, your emperor is going to get flattened on obvious passing downs.
Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 10:23 AM (Ibwur)

Following the Bills season too, I see.

Posted by: Kris at November 12, 2019 10:30 AM (OyyDO)

260 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
___

They helped me pay for this sweet new Ferrari! Who knew people would pay so much for skin and bone?

Posted by: Some Abortionist at November 12, 2019 10:30 AM (WdocV)

261 Taking over Sicily, now, that's a bit more of a challenge.

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

For some.
Posted by: Zombie Patton at November 12, 2019 10:29 AM (sX1BW)

Show-off

Posted by: Zombie Montgomery at November 12, 2019 10:30 AM (N4xQB)

262 229 The broads have nice upper chesticle regions.
Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019


*
*

An advantage to wearing a corset. Even if a girl is average in that department, she looks spectacular.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 10:30 AM (Ejm1K)

263 I looked at some other de Blaas paintings on his Wiki page. Many of them show young women. They made me think of the song "I Enjoy Being A Girl" from the musical "Flower Drum Song".

Posted by: JTB at November 12, 2019 10:31 AM (bmdz3)

264 "I wonder if Carter's funeral will be longer than McCain's ..."



No doubt and it's going to be brutal. I want to puke just thinking about it.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 12, 2019 10:31 AM (4thlk)

265 > In the middle of the service, the coffin lid flew open, the Leader jumped out, threw the axes
Reminiscent of the story where the Frost Giants had stolen Thor's hammer and demanded that Freya marry one of them before they'd give it back.
They dressed Thor up in drag, with a veil, and claimed he was Freya. Then, at the wedding feast, they demanded that the hammer be brought forth. Thor grabbed it, tore off his wedding dress, and kicked Jotun ass.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (tJvHx)

266 Taking over Sicily, now, that's a bit more of a challenge.

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

For some.
Posted by: Zombie Patton at November 12, 2019 10:29 AM (sX1BW)

Show-off
Posted by: Zombie Montgomery at November 12, 2019 10:30 AM (N4xQB)

-----------

You had your chance in the Netherlands.

You blew it.

Posted by: Zombie Patton at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (sX1BW)

267 Is this something that was painted just before tragedy struck? I don't like those at all.

Posted by: fritz von klikbaet at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (vqIkG)

268 An advantage to wearing a corset. Even if a girl is average in that department, she looks spectacular.

*********

So it's just a top-tical illusion?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (m45I2)

269 217
I would think that one of the reasons Vikings were used as guards is
that the Nordic men probably were a foot taller than their
Mediterranian counterparts.


behold the power of lutefisk

Posted by: Anachronda at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (sGtp+)

270 It's a secret club...and I'm not in it.
Posted by: Muldoon

Sometimes I feel that way about life.
Posted by: Insomniac

********

Welcome to the club!


Posted by: Muldoon


SURPRISE!

Posted by: River Otters at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (s2OJe)

271 Bill Kristol
@BillKristol
Director, defendingdemocracytogether.org. Host, conversationswithbillkristol.org. Inaugural visiting Vann Professor at Davidson College.
*******
hahaha what the flying fuck is visiting Vann Professor at Davidson College

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (BqBId)

272 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
3h
I will be releasing the transcript of the first, and therefore more important, phone call with the Ukrainian President before week's end!


Be careful what you wish for, Dems! (just kidding. Keep being you.)

Posted by: t-bird at November 12, 2019 10:33 AM (dBiBP)

273


HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES....


i prefers ANDROIDS.

Posted by: saf at November 12, 2019 10:33 AM (5IHGB)

274 So it's just a top-tical illusion?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (m45I2)

Busted for an awful pun!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 12, 2019 10:33 AM (wEL+7)

275 John Has a Long Red Sash - a limerick



Let me think about this for a minute

Nope, there's no other way I can spin it

The red things that they wore

Is a code, and nothing more

It's a secret club...and I'm not in it.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:22 AM (m45I2)

______


Props.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 10:33 AM (WqPYg)

276 I'd like to see someone smuggle a bunny rabbit in and set it loose at Carter's funeral.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 10:34 AM (m45I2)

277 270 It's a secret club...and I'm not in it.
Posted by: Muldoon

Sometimes I feel that way about life.
Posted by: Insomniac

********

Welcome to the club!


Posted by: Muldoon


SURPRISE!
Posted by: River Otters at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (s2OJe)

I really hate surprises.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:34 AM (NWiLs)

278
237 LOL! This Nikki Haley tweet could be Bill Kristol's worst aged take yet-

https://tinyurl.com/t4jwnzp
Posted by: redridinghood at November 12, 2019 10:24 AM (wiXsO)


Why on earth would anyone waste their time by perusing the collected works of Kap'n Billy Kristol?

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 10:34 AM (pNxlR)

279 > hahaha what the flying fuck is visiting Vann Professor at Davidson College

That's what they call the communist hobo living in the parking lot.

To be fair, the van does have a sweet airbrushed mural on the side, and shag carpet and/or naugahyde on every surface within.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:35 AM (tJvHx)

280 278
237 LOL! This Nikki Haley tweet could be Bill Kristol's worst aged take yet-

https://tinyurl.com/t4jwnzp
Posted by: redridinghood at November 12, 2019 10:24 AM (wiXsO)

Why on earth would anyone waste their time by perusing the collected works of Kap'n Billy Kristol?
Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 10:34 AM (pNxlR)

========

How else is Twitchy gonna keep the lights on?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:35 AM (q80AH)

281 I think you are probably right about the cell
phones. I am glad I saw Europe before 9/11 and smart phones. It seemed
happier back then, just more fun. I have been back and it can still be a
great experience. But I prefer most everything pre Millennium to be
honest.

I remember chatting with you when you got back from Italy. I was a newb at posting.


Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 10:26 AM (n13/j)

Well, my brother was there about 12 years before this last trip. He said flat out that things changed a lot since he was there the first time. Somebody had told me there was a lot of graffiti when they went, but I didn't see that. Rome looked pretty clean, from the parts I saw. They even had cleaned the entire outside of the coliseum. It looked great. I guess like here, it depends on who is running the joint.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:35 AM (9Om/r)

282 It's a secret club...and I'm not in it.

Posted by: Muldoon



Sometimes I feel that way about life.

Posted by: Insomniac


George Carlin had similar sentiments. And he was right.

https://youtu.be/kXhZyAOuyhE

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (AM1GF)

283 So rapey, just like "Baby It's Cold Outside".
Posted by: steve walsh


Baby It's Cold Outside
Epstein didn't kill himself

Posted by: rickb223 at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (s2OJe)

284
hahaha what the flying fuck is visiting Vann Professor at Davidson College
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (BqBId)


He lives in a van down by the river.

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (pNxlR)

285 279 > hahaha what the flying fuck is visiting Vann Professor at Davidson College

That's what they call the communist hobo living in the parking lot.

To be fair, the van does have a sweet airbrushed mural on the side, and shag carpet and/or naugahyde on every surface within.
--------------
My dad, a 1938 Davidson graduate, would not like this news. Its good that he has passed.

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (yRAFu)

286 Jimmy Carter is unimportant. When the hell is RBG going to cash in her chips?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (1Q2gZ)

287 The muslims were using Sicily as staging area for attacks on Rome, including the Vatican.
Pope Leo captured a lot of them, and set them to work building a wall around the Vatican.
It is called the Leontine Wall, it is there today.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (w7KSn)

288 286 Jimmy Carter is unimportant. When the hell is RBG going to cash in her chips?
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (1Q2gZ)

=========

After leg day. She never skips leg day.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:37 AM (q80AH)

289 So it's just a top-tical illusion?

Posted by: Muldoon


Busted for an awful pun!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


You're gonna need more cells for around here.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (s2OJe)

290 287 The muslims were using Sicily as staging area for attacks on Rome, including the Vatican.
Pope Leo captured a lot of them, and set them to work building a wall around the Vatican.
It is called the Leontine Wall, it is there today.
Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (w7KSn)

=========

Why? Walls don't work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (q80AH)

291 Jim Geraghty has a piece at NRO arguing that while what Don Cherry said was offensive, they should have just let him apologize rather than firing him.

This weak-ass accepting the left's premises bullshit is a perfect example of why pre-Trump conservatives never actually conserved anything.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (N4xQB)

292 hahaha what the flying fuck is visiting Vann Professor at Davidson College
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (BqBId)

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It was created from whole cloth for Bill last year after Weekly Standard went tits up. Much as the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty was ginned up especially for Jonah Goldberg. Straight up sinecures.

Morbidly obese nepots and kept men gotta pay for their cuck cruises somehow.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (3DuXY)

293 266 Taking over Sicily, now, that's a bit more of a challenge.

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

For some.
Posted by: Zombie Patton at November 12, 2019 10:29 AM (sX1BW)

Show-off
Posted by: Zombie Montgomery at November 12, 2019 10:30 AM (N4xQB)

-----------

You had your chance in the Netherlands.

You blew it.
Posted by: Zombie Patton

It's just a couple of bridges, he said. We can hold them, no problem, he said. Piker!

Posted by: Zombie Eisenhower at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (z1DPh)

294 The muslims were using Sicily as staging area for attacks on Rome, including the Vatican.
Pope Leo captured a lot of them, and set them to work building a wall around the Vatican.
It is called the Leontine Wall, it is there today.
Posted by: atilla the thrilla


But the pope said walls don't work.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (s2OJe)

295 http://bit.ly/2NEkVc4
*******
Don Cherry still won't back down ! GOOD

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:39 AM (BqBId)

296 The muslims were using Sicily as staging area for attacks on Rome, including the Vatican.
Pope Leo captured a lot of them, and set them to work building a wall around the Vatican.
It is called the Leontine Wall, it is there today.
Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (w7KSn)

Of course the Pope has not responded to the inquiries why a wall around the Vatican is good but a wall on the border of Mexico is bad.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 12, 2019 10:39 AM (Q5ALd)

297 You had your chance in the Netherlands.

You blew it.
Posted by: Zombie Patton

It's just a couple of bridges, he said. We can hold them, no problem, he said. Piker!
Posted by: Zombie Eisenhower at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (z1DPh)

---

I maintain that Market-Garden was 90% successful.

Posted by: Zombie Montgomery at November 12, 2019 10:40 AM (N4xQB)

298 When the hell is RBG going to cash in her chips?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 12, 2019 10:36 AM (1Q2g


Planned Parenthood is keeping her going through ritual sacrifice.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 12, 2019 10:40 AM (hLRSq)

299 OK, I think the previous work of de Blaas featured here was "On the Balcony", which indeed had these two subjects. Like I said, he featured them quite a bit.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at November 12, 2019 10:40 AM (AM1GF)

300 How else is Twitchy gonna keep the lights on?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:35 AM (q80AH)
*****************
The best part about the link I posted was the video of the interview where Savannah Guthrie asks Haley about Trump's truthfulness. Haley was awesome!

Posted by: redridinghood at November 12, 2019 10:41 AM (wiXsO)

301 245 Hello horde.

Looking for advice. Has anyone sued for slander per se? Accused of having an affair. It is a lie.
Posted by: Denny Crane! at November 12, 2019 10:27 AM (Lr5Wu)

Difficult - you can look up long definitions of FindLaw and sites like that. Your two biggest stumbling blocks will be
A) you need to have someone who heard the slander, NOT yourself, who will swear under oath that they heard it said, by the party you are suing. Also testimony from others who heard it subsequently, from those who had been told it by the defendant.
B) you need to demonstrate that you yourself were directly (and not just theoretically) harmed by the Slander - ie, you lost a job, were shunned by community members, or were harassed. A tort suit is an attempt to "repay" you for the loss you have suffered, and so you have to establish the monetary amount of the loss to the Court's satisfaction.

Slander is spoken defamation, Libel is written defamation. Slander is generally much harder to prove, since libel obviously leaves a written record to rely on. Slander doesn't.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:41 AM (Kpl3J)

302 hahaha what the flying fuck is visiting Vann Professor at Davidson College

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:32 AM (BqBId)

_______


Bill Kristol is the man in the Vann ... down by the river.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 10:42 AM (WqPYg)

303 297 You had your chance in the Netherlands.

You blew it.
Posted by: Zombie Patton

It's just a couple of bridges, he said. We can hold them, no problem, he said. Piker!
Posted by: Zombie Eisenhower at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (z1DPh)

---

I maintain that Market-Garden was 90% successful.
Posted by: Zombie Montgomery

Yeah, that's what Yamamoto said, too.

Posted by: Zombie Nimitz at November 12, 2019 10:42 AM (z1DPh)

304 Imagine if the Germans had put all their money on Leningrad and came with a riverine navy? Shit would have been much more likely to have worked.

Posted by: Puddin Head Parliment at November 12, 2019 10:42 AM (yRAFu)

305 I maintain that Market-Garden was 90% successful.
Posted by: Zombie Montgomery at November 12, 2019 10:40 AM (N4xQB)

Operation Barbarossa was 90% successful.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:43 AM (Kpl3J)

306 -
--

Jim Geraghty has a piece at NRO arguing that while what Don Cherry said
was offensive, they should have just let him apologize rather than
firing him.



This weak-ass accepting the left's premises bullshit is a perfect
example of why pre-Trump conservatives never actually conserved
anything.


Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM

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Thou shalt not inform ignorant ingrates of their ungrateful ignorance.


Posted by: The Ten Cuckmandments at November 12, 2019 10:43 AM (pMGkg)

307 Somehow "safe haven in Mexico" isn't as reassuring as I'd hoped.

Posted by: Evo Morales at November 12, 2019 10:43 AM (sWM8x)

308 265 in the Iliad, didn't Achilles hide disguised as a girl to avoid getting drafted into fighting the Trojans

Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 10:43 AM (2qWzw)

309 i will boycott commie carter's funeral. just like all the rest of those dead fucks. i don't care, as long as he's gone. fucker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 12, 2019 10:44 AM (KP5rU)

310 297 You had your chance in the Netherlands.

You blew it.
Posted by: Zombie Patton

It's just a couple of bridges, he said. We can hold them, no problem, he said. Piker!
Posted by: Zombie Eisenhower at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (z1DPh)

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I maintain that Market-Garden was 90% successful.
Posted by: Zombie Montgomery

Yeah, that's what Yamamoto said, too.
Posted by: Zombie Nimitz at November 12, 2019 10:42 AM (z1DPh)

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Pikers. The lot of you.

Let me know when an emperor submits to your will.

Posted by: Zombie Macarthur at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (sX1BW)

311

The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to formally announce her campaign at her Baltimore home Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month at age 68.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (aKsyK)

312 http://bit.ly/33MW2kc
*******
Recession Fears Evaporate: Small Business Optimism Rises in October | Breitbart
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Deep State/DemoCRAZY Party/MFM hardest hit

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (BqBId)

313 308 265 in the Iliad, didn't Achilles hide disguised as a girl to avoid getting drafted into fighting the Trojans
Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 10:43 AM (2qWzw)

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Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis did, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (q80AH)

314 Of course the Pope has not responded to the
inquiries why a wall around the Vatican is good but a wall on the border
of Mexico is bad.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 12, 2019 10:39 AM (Q5ALd)

2 reasons

1). The Pope isn't Italian
2). Its his people trying to to jump the border.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (9Om/r)

315 Thanks Tom. I am most interest in the truth being out there versus getting damages paid. Would a cease and desist letter help in that regard? I am thinking that It would be worth the four hundred bucks or so.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (Lr5Wu)

316 Jonah goldberg is seriously the "Assness" chair of something or other?

So kek. Much lulz. Wow.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (RxIVb)

317 I went to Florence not long after the Uffizi Gallery was bombed. That incident alone was kind of a turning point in Italy as I recall. The blow back against the Mafia was strong and universal. Don't mess with their cultural heritage.

Posted by: Quint at November 12, 2019 10:46 AM (n13/j)

318 311

The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to formally announce her campaign at her Baltimore home Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month at age 68.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (aKsyK)

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Good. I don't know what Baltimore would do without a Cummings in Congress to look after the city's welfare.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:46 AM (q80AH)

319 311; exactly what maryland deserves.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 12, 2019 10:46 AM (KP5rU)

320 in the Iliad, didn't Achilles hide disguised as a girl to avoid getting drafted into fighting the Trojans
Posted by: VM's phone


Whatta heel.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 12, 2019 10:47 AM (s2OJe)

321
The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to formally announce her campaign at her Baltimore home Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month at age 68.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (aKsyK)
*******
HEY! if you can't keep it clean, keep it in the family

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:47 AM (BqBId)

322 308 265 in the Iliad, didn't Achilles hide disguised as a girl to avoid getting drafted into fighting the Trojans
Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019


*
*

Yes; gave himself away at the market when, instead of inspecting flowers or dresses, he inspected the swords. Personally I'd think Achilles should have had his Man Card revoked. But of course, he was their best warrior. Who was brave enough to walk up to him and say, "Your Man Card, please"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 10:47 AM (Ejm1K)

323 The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to formally announce her campaign at her Baltimore home Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month at age 68.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM


What is it with Dems always running the widow for the empty seat?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 12, 2019 10:47 AM (ejd/p)

324 318
311



The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's
Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat.



Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to formally announce her
campaign at her Baltimore home Tuesday morning, news outlets reported.
Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month at age 68.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (aKsyK)



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Good. I don't know what Baltimore would do without a Cummings in Congress to look after the city's welfare.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:46 AM (q80AH)
If there was a solid (R) candidate, Trump could up there and make the pitch for the black vote like he had before. "What have you got to lose?" Very valid question - especially for Baltimore.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 12, 2019 10:48 AM (N39Ws)

325 > Maya Rockeymoore Cummings,
The Rockey Moore Picture Show?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:48 AM (tJvHx)

326 323
The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's
Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat.



Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to formally announce her
campaign at her Baltimore home Tuesday morning, news outlets reported.
Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month at age 68.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM



What is it with Dems always running the widow for the empty seat?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 12, 2019 10:47 AM (ejd/p)
Rightful heirs and all that.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 12, 2019 10:48 AM (N39Ws)

327 308 265 in the Iliad, didn't Achilles hide disguised as a girl to avoid getting drafted into fighting the Trojans
Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 10:43 AM (2qWzw)

Lucky for him they didn't inspect too closely.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:49 AM (NWiLs)

328 315 Thanks Tom. I am most interest in the truth being out there versus getting damages paid. Would a cease and desist letter help in that regard? I am thinking that It would be worth the four hundred bucks or so.
Posted by: Denny Crane! at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (Lr5Wu)

Yes, if the person you suspect is still out there saying it, that's always a good first step. It puts them on notice that you know what they're up to; it's also something you can show to anyone else who's heard the lie, to show them that you're fighting back against it.

There's always some people who tell tales just because it's a game to them, and they think that they will never be called on it. They're the stupid ones - of course others are more malicious. Maybe you know which type you're dealing with.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:49 AM (Kpl3J)

329 324 If there was a solid (R) candidate, Trump could up there and make the pitch for the black vote like he had before. "What have you got to lose?" Very valid question - especially for Baltimore.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 12, 2019 10:48 AM (N39Ws)

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And Widow Cummings would still win with at least 65% of the vote.

Politics is as much cultural as anything else. People who've voted Democrat for 30 years aren't often going to start voting differently, especially when their cultural leaders aren't doing it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:49 AM (q80AH)

330 What is it with Dems always running the widow for the empty seat?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 12, 2019 10:47 AM (ejd/p)
Rightful heirs and all that.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 12, 2019 10:48 AM (N39Ws)

Returning to the mean. Monarchism is humanity's default system of governance.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 12, 2019 10:49 AM (J+mig)

331 322 308 265 in the Iliad, didn't Achilles hide disguised as a girl to avoid getting drafted into fighting the Trojans
Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019

*
*

Yes; gave himself away at the market when, instead of inspecting flowers or dresses, he inspected the swords. Personally I'd think Achilles should have had his Man Card revoked. But of course, he was their best warrior. Who was brave enough to walk up to him and say, "Your Man Card, please"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019


*
*

Now that I think about it, wasn't it Odysseus who saw through the disguise? He *said* it was because the apparent woman was looking at the swords. Maybe he noticed that the apparent woman didn't walk like a woman, either.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (Ejm1K)

332 "If there was a solid (R) candidate, Trump could up there and make the pitch for the black vote like he had before. "What have you got to lose?" Very valid question - especially for Baltimore."

We actually currently have two of them.

Republican

Black

Female


And I fully expect to hear that announcement that you speak of.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (cqNba)

333 330
Returning to the mean. Monarchism is humanity's default system of governance.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 12, 2019 10:49 AM (J+mig)

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Wouldn't that actually be despotism?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (q80AH)

334 308 265 in the Iliad, didn't Achilles hide disguised as a girl to avoid getting drafted into fighting the Trojans
Posted by: VM's phone at November 12, 2019 10:43 AM (2qWzw)

Sorta. He wanted to go, but his mother forced him to hide cuz she knew he'd die. Odysseus found him by showing weapons to the group of girls he was hiding with. He was the only one to show interest and gave himself away. I don't think it's in the Iliad though. While in hiding, he got frisky with one of the girls and fathered a son. This son was later retrieved by Odysseus and helped in the last battle at Troy.

Posted by: Kris at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (OyyDO)

335 What is it with Dems always running the widow for the empty seat?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 12, 2019 10:47 AM (ejd/p)

Which was why the day old Elijah died we said she was gonna be the next congresscritter for life from Baltimore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (Kpl3J)

336 Let me know when an emperor submits to your will.
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Speaking of which, has anyone seen Zod?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (NVYyb)

337 335 What is it with Dems always running the widow for the empty seat?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 12, 2019 10:47 AM (ejd/p)

Which was why the day old Elijah died we said she was gonna be the next congresscritter for life from Baltimore.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (Kpl3J)

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It's another blow against the patriarchy!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:51 AM (q80AH)

338 17 He'd have quicker luck if he wore some shoes....

Posted by: Tami at November 12, 2019 09:31 AM (cF8AT)

He's a 19th century 'ron. The early Horde began with wearing no shoes and eventually progressed to wearing no pants.

He might have had even quicker luck if he wore no pants.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 12, 2019 10:51 AM (d6Ksn)

339 231, Nope, this is an interlocutory appeal, if the Supremes wanted to ignore it, they could have waited until after the trial in CT state courts and then denied cert. This is solely whether or not the federal PLCAA preempts any CT action. It might also involve the 1st Amendment as CT's law is rather vague on liability for commercial advertising that promotes violence.

I doubt the liberal wing wanted to take this up.

Posted by: whig at November 12, 2019 10:52 AM (MItID)

340 He might have had even quicker luck if he wore no pants.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 12, 2019 10:51 AM (d6Ksn)

And stuffed a rolled pair of socks in his jockey shorts.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:52 AM (NWiLs)

341 338
17 He'd have quicker luck if he wore some shoes....



Posted by: Tami at November 12, 2019 09:31 AM (cF8AT)



He's a 19th century 'ron. The early Horde began with wearing no shoes and eventually progressed to wearing no pants.



He might have had even quicker luck if he wore no pants.

Posted by: DonnaV. at November 12, 2019 10:51 AM (d6Ksn)

Since he isn't of Irish decent, you could be right.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 12, 2019 10:52 AM (N39Ws)

342 in the Iliad, didn't Achilles hide disguised as a girl to avoid getting drafted into fighting the Trojans

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If he had just used the rights pronouns . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 12, 2019 10:53 AM (+y/Ru)

343 Paolo discovers that "Epstein didn't kill himself" is a remarkably effective pick-up line.

The ladies are impressed.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 12, 2019 10:53 AM (d6Ksn)

344 Returning to the mean. Monarchism is humanity's default system of governance.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 12, 2019 10:49 AM (J+mig)
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Wouldn't that actually be despotism?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (q80AH)

even despotism would be better than pure anarchy (Libya, etc) which is what I think is the true default system.

I think Aristotle may have been the one who pointed out that Monarchy done well can be one of the best forms of Government. The problem is, of course, is that it's never done well for very long. Of course now Democracy is looking like it has a similar flaw.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:53 AM (Kpl3J)

345 "Former and current officials" leaked classified intel to the WSJ about Turkeys op in Syria alleging war crimes. But they tell you later in the article the drone footage was deemed inconclusive by the Pentagon and didn't require further review.

Bottom line another illegal leak by the deep state in advance of Erdogan's visit and one that dangerously exposes out intel capabilities.

People need to be shot.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 12, 2019 10:54 AM (MIsTo)

346 If you have an Apple device, don't update to iOS 13.2.2 since it seems to be crushing battery life. Wait for the next update.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 12, 2019 10:55 AM (RD7QR)

347
Jim Geraghty has a piece at NRO


Is he the one married to Meggers, the Phoenix Fatburg?

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 10:55 AM (pNxlR)

348 340 He might have had even quicker luck if he wore no pants.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 12, 2019 10:51 AM (d6Ksn)

And stuffed a rolled pair of socks in his jockey shorts.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:52 AM (NWiLs)

how a many a time I a tella u guido in da front

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 12, 2019 10:55 AM (JFO2v)

349 Just getting this in the name field.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Have you seen Michelle Obama's "Bring Back Our Epstein?" at November 12, 2019 10:56 AM (a7+mS)

350 > I maintain that Market-Garden was 90% successful.

Pro tip: give your operations names like "Torch", "Overlord", or "Talon".
Giving it a gay-assed name like "Market Garden" is just setting yourself up for failure. It makes it sound like your troops are going to be planting cabbages or petunias.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:56 AM (tJvHx)

351 I doubt the liberal wing wanted to take this up.
Posted by: whig at November 12, 2019 10:52 AM (MItID)

I agree with you - it would have been easy for SCOTUS to let this lie. But it looks like a State Court decided to overturn the clear wording of a Federal Law because they didn't like it. On the basis of Pre-emption alone, this case should be tossed out by SCOTUS.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:56 AM (Kpl3J)

352 344 Returning to the mean. Monarchism is humanity's default system of governance.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 12, 2019 10:49 AM (J+mig)

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Wouldn't that actually be despotism?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (q80AH)


even despotism would be better than pure anarchy (Libya, etc) which is what I think is the true default system.

I think Aristotle may have been the one who pointed out that Monarchy done well can be one of the best forms of Government. The problem is, of course, is that it's never done well for very long. Of course now Democracy is looking like it has a similar flaw.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:53 AM (Kpl3J)


_______



I've recently come to the conclusion that the default system of governance is akin to the Iron Law of Oligarchy.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 12, 2019 10:56 AM (WqPYg)

353 The brunette reminds me of Disney's Snow White.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at November 12, 2019 10:57 AM (Wmf3G)

354

What is it with Dems always running the widow for the empty seat?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 12, 2019 10:47 AM (ejd/p)
Rightful heirs and all that.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 12, 2019 10:48 AM (N39Ws)


And the promise to employ all the same staff. Keeps all the same graft in place.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 12, 2019 10:57 AM (qkXUc)

355 Just getting this in the name field.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Have you seen Michelle Obama's "Bring Back Our Epstein?" at November 12, 2019 10:56 AM (a7+mS)
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Totally digging this. Ha.

Posted by: bluebell at November 12, 2019 10:57 AM (aXucN)

356 346
If you have an Apple device, don't update to iOS 13.2.2 since it seems to be crushing battery life. Wait for the next update.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 12, 2019 10:55 AM (RD7QR)
And I read today that with this IOS version, Facebook is able to activate the camera while you are using the FB app. Even without you activating the camera.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 12, 2019 10:57 AM (N39Ws)

357 https://washex.am/2X6eku9
*******
ANALYSIS: Democrats have a Colonel Vindman problem

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:57 AM (BqBId)

358 Jim Geraghty has a piece at NRO

Is he the one married to Meggers, the Phoenix Fatburg?
Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 10:55 AM (pNxlR)

That would be Ben Domenech at The Federalist

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 12, 2019 10:58 AM (N4xQB)

359 Wow.. great artist!

Eugene liked to paint the babes, alright!

And more than a few flirtatious ones!

https://tinyurl.com/yf3k3sfy

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 12, 2019 10:58 AM (so+oy)

360 Pro tip: give your operations names like "Torch", "Overlord", or "Talon".
Giving
it a gay-assed name like "Market Garden" is just setting yourself up
for failure. It makes it sound like your troops are going to be planting
cabbages or petunias.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:56 AM (tJvHx)


lol no shit. I always wondered about that lame ass name.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:58 AM (9Om/r)

361 Covfefe time. Bit of a late start today...

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 10:58 AM (NWiLs)

362 Why in the world is it so difficult to find a pair of Gore-Tex dress shoes?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Have you seen Michelle Obama's at November 12, 2019 10:58 AM (a7+mS)

363 360 Pro tip: give your operations names like "Torch", "Overlord", or "Talon".
Giving
it a gay-assed name like "Market Garden" is just setting yourself up
for failure. It makes it sound like your troops are going to be planting
cabbages or petunias.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:56 AM (tJvHx)


lol no shit. I always wondered about that lame ass name.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:58 AM (9Om/r)

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Operate We're Gonna F you in the B.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:59 AM (q80AH)

364 > Rightful heirs and all that.

Remember when they tried to slot Caroline Kennedy into Drunk Uncle Ted's seat?
That got dropped pretty fast, as it stank too much even for Dem politics.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 10:59 AM (tJvHx)

365 Ha. My name field hiccuped. Maybe the quotation marks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Have you seen Michelle Obama's Bring Back Our Epstein? at November 12, 2019 10:59 AM (a7+mS)

366 Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to formally announce her campaign at her Baltimore home Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month at age 68.

**********

So we get to witness the second Cummings?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 11:00 AM (m45I2)

367 2). Its his people trying to to jump the border.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (9Om/r)

Argentinians don't really consider themselves Hispanics, since they are mainly of European descent.

I once had a roommate from Buenos Aires. Her late father was a Polish Jew who had the immense good luck to be in BA on business in 1939 and stayed there. Her mother was of Italian descent. She said in her school the children of Nazis (and everyone knew who they were) sat alongside the children of Holocaust survivors and they'd fight on the playground.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 12, 2019 11:00 AM (d6Ksn)

368 The mayor of NYC paints?

Posted by: Emily Litella at November 12, 2019 11:00 AM (gYKMg)

369 Operation Curb Stomp
Operation Skull Breaker
Operation Asswhuppin

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 11:00 AM (NWiLs)

370 -
--
Operate We're Gonna F you in the B.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:59 AM

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So, Operation Surprise Anal.

Posted by: irright at November 12, 2019 11:00 AM (pMGkg)

371 370 -
--
Operate We're Gonna F you in the B.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:59 AM

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So, Operation Surprise Anal.

Posted by: irright at November 12, 2019 11:00 AM (pMGkg)

==========

"Where do I sign up?!"
-Mayor Pete

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 11:01 AM (q80AH)

372 366 Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to formally announce her campaign at her Baltimore home Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month at age 68.

**********

So we get to witness the second Cummings?
Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 11:00 AM (m45I2)

What rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Baltimore to be crowned?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 12, 2019 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

373 358, Jimmy G. is a cosmopolitan and one of those that dislikes populism/anti-immigration/trade/nat. security tendencies of the Republican base but he is more low key about it. Think Rich Lowry rather than Williamson.

Posted by: whig at November 12, 2019 11:01 AM (MItID)

374
Nood ape (double entendre)

Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 11:01 AM (pNxlR)

375 So, Operation Surprise Anal.

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I've had as much success with that operation as Market Garden had.

Posted by: SH at November 12, 2019 11:02 AM (sX1BW)

376 -
--
So we get to witness the second Cummings?


Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 11:00 AM

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<polite applause>

Posted by: irright at November 12, 2019 11:02 AM (pMGkg)

377
Is he the one married to Meggers, the Phoenix Fatburg?
Posted by: George Stephanopoulos is an Unbiased Urinalist! Now You Tell One! at November 12, 2019 10:55 AM (pNxlR)

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Nah. Ben Domenech.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 12, 2019 11:02 AM (AzW6q)

378 Of course the Pope has not responded to the
inquiries why a wall around the Vatican is good but a wall on the border of Mexico is bad.


Do I shit in the woods?!

Posted by: Pope Frank at November 12, 2019 11:03 AM (cfSLd)

379 333 330
Returning to the mean. Monarchism is humanity's default system of governance.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 12, 2019 10:49 AM (J+mig)

======

Wouldn't that actually be despotism?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 12, 2019 10:50 AM (q80AH)

No, not really.

A monarchy would be the best form of governance for a good portion of the world's countries at this stage of development. Representative republics are about the hardest thing to institute and keep going (as we're seeing now), so it's far to complex for most countries.

I keep insisting that the world's billionaire class should compete to control the planet's shitholes via monarchy. Take over any third-world nation with a small mercenary force, lop off a few heads to show who's in charge and get to governing.

Everyone loves a royal title, with billionaires right at the top of the list. Why not use all that excess money to lord over the lives of an entire country?

Posted by: jwest at November 12, 2019 11:03 AM (U6f/q)

380 345 "Former and current officials" leaked classified intel to the WSJ about Turkeys op in Syria alleging war crimes. But they tell you later in the article the drone footage was deemed inconclusive by the Pentagon and didn't require further review."

Amazing - some of those deeply committed to the graft, I suppose, are *still* trying to flog the Syrian horse, even after the MSM have given up on it. So what do they do? They commit a crime, leaking classified material, and they STILL have a big nothingburger to show for it.

as an aside, will their be killings and shootings and mayhem in that part of the world? Well of course, it's been going on for 1400 years there, it'll go on for another 1400. But it's not our circus, and not our monkeys.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 11:04 AM (Kpl3J)

381
♫ ♪
Ten years ago
On a cold, dark night
There was someone killed
'Neath the town hall light

Just a few at the scene
But they all did agree
That Jeffrey Epstein
Didn't kill himself.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 12, 2019 11:04 AM (m45I2)

382 > Operation Curb Stomp

> Operation Skull Breaker

> Operation Asswhuppin
That's the ticket. Those go on the "do" list. Some from the "don't" list:
Operation Flounce
Operation Tea Party
Operation Cuddle


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 12, 2019 11:04 AM (tJvHx)

383 Noodus simianus hospes

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 12, 2019 11:04 AM (Ejm1K)

384 I think Aristotle may have been the one who pointed out that Monarchy done well can be one of the best forms of Government. The problem is, of course, is that it's never done well for very long. Of course now Democracy is looking like it has a similar flaw.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 10:53 AM (Kpl3J)

Monarchy is only ever as good as your monarch, the royal family's parenting skills, and their ability to keep unworthy heirs away from the big chair.

Basically, it's a total crapshoot.

Democracy also has no inherent virtue. It's only as good as the people who vote. An inattentive, immoral population will vote for all manner of monstrosity as long as that goverrnment gives them a cut of the loot.

A representative Republic has some inherent virtue, in restraining the excesses of power via process, and forcing deliberation and compromiss, but if it's laws are perverted, it falls into dysfunction.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 12, 2019 11:04 AM (J+mig)

385 So, Operation Surprise Anal.

Posted by: irright at November 12, 2019 11:00 AM


Operation Sea Otter.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 12, 2019 11:05 AM (ejd/p)

386 http://bit.ly/2NEkVc4
*******
Don Cherry still won't back down ! GOOD
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 12, 2019 10:39 AM (BqBId)


I'm pissed that his broadcast partner AND the NHL bailed on him.

Damn you, NHL. You were ALL THAT WAS LEFT.

Now, you can go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Sponge at November 12, 2019 11:05 AM (Zz0t1)

387 It's good to be King.

Posted by: jwest at November 12, 2019 11:06 AM (U6f/q)

388 "I promise you I will wash-a my feet--both of them."

Posted by: Banjo at November 12, 2019 11:06 AM (tSiV9)

389 Everyone loves a royal title, with billionaires right at the top of the list. Why not use all that excess money to lord over the lives of an entire country?
Posted by: jwest at November 12, 2019 11:03 AM (U6f/q)

Back in the 19th Century, a bunch of European bankers tried to make that work in Mexico with some sap named Maximillian.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 12, 2019 11:06 AM (Kpl3J)

390 nood weasle

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 12, 2019 11:06 AM (8D42x)

391 346
If you have an Apple device, don't update to iOS 13.2.2 since it seems to be crushing battery life. Wait for the next update.

sigh. already updated, hoping it would fix the phone's propensity to forget which playlist it was playing at the drop of a hat. can no longer just plug my phone into the car and punch "play" on the radio because it just goes "wut?" gotta fiddle with the phone to pick the playlist again.

used to work great. then i updated.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 12, 2019 11:10 AM (sGtp+)

392 The Atlantic is running an article asking if America could avoid CW2.





You know what will precede CW2?



Mainstream or popular outlets starting to openly discuss the possibility.





We're getting closer.



Know what else will precede CWII? A representative, say, someone like Louie Gohmert, bringing up that subject on the floor of the House.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 12, 2019 11:11 AM (HaL55)

393 Jim Geraghty has a piece at NRO arguing that while what Don Cherry said was offensive, they should have just let him apologize rather than firing him.

This weak-ass accepting the left's premises bullshit is a perfect example of why pre-Trump conservatives never actually conserved anything.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 12, 2019 10:38 AM (N4xQB)

Cherry has already said he will not apologize.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2019 11:24 AM (/sgva)

394 Thanks Tom. I am most interest in the truth being out there versus getting damages paid. Would a cease and desist letter help in that regard? I am thinking that It would be worth the four hundred bucks or so.
Posted by: Denny Crane! at November 12, 2019 10:45 AM (Lr5Wu)

Beware the Streisand Effect.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2019 11:28 AM (/sgva)

395 She just won a free trip to Disney World in Orlando

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at November 12, 2019 04:34 PM (wGqjj)

396 Actually, the ginger looks old enough to be mom.

Posted by: 370H55V at November 12, 2019 06:24 PM (WusEB)

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