Mid-Morning Art Thread

Perov Dostoyevsky.jpg

Portrait Of The Author Feodor Dostoyevsky
Vasily Perov

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 OT: first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:30 AM (zZbCU)

2 Somehow feels very appropriate.

Now, I really need to do something about my landlady...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:30 AM (zZbCU)

3 A man contemplating the fall of Rome.

Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:31 AM (Zm+LZ)

4 I got angst in my pants

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

5 If he'd lived longer he could've written "No Crime and Punishment".

Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

6 3 A man contemplating the fall of Rome.
Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:31 AM (Zm+LZ)
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The beard represents Carthage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:32 AM (zZbCU)

7 Nickname was "Thumbs".

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 03, 2020 09:32 AM (88+cf)

8 Meh

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 03, 2020 09:32 AM (EgS06)

9 5 If he'd lived longer he could've written "No Crime and Punishment".
Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

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He was actually in the early stages of writing a sequel to The Brothers Karamazov where Alyosha was supposed to assassinate the czar.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:33 AM (zZbCU)

10 Thinking to himself, maybe I should write a comedy

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 03, 2020 09:33 AM (8JqLB)

11 Oh I like this. There is so much character in the face and hands but the artist basically phoned in the coat and let his kid draw the pants.

All of the emphasis is on the human. So often we get art where the curtains are perfect but the human is missing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 09:33 AM (gd9RK)

12 Portrait of a Man in Drab Clothes.

Posted by: dantesed at April 03, 2020 09:33 AM (88xKn)

13 Looks Rembrandt - ish.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 03, 2020 09:34 AM (o2MD2)

14 10 Thinking to himself, maybe I should write a comedy
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 03, 2020 09:33 AM (8JqLB)

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He and Tolstoi should have teamed up to write a short story.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:34 AM (zZbCU)

15 Feodor looks like he's been on Weight Watchers recently.

Posted by: huerfano at April 03, 2020 09:34 AM (9dnxb)

16 In Tsarist Russia, portrait sits for you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 09:34 AM (ejd/p)

17 Looks Rembrandt - ish.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 03, 2020 09:34 AM (o2MD2)

Oh...good eye! I see that now.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 09:35 AM (dLLD6)

18 He must have willed that coat to Stalin.

Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2020 09:35 AM (X/Pw5)

19 Now, I really need to do something about my landlady...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:30 AM


Hands where we can see them, comrade.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 09:35 AM (ejd/p)

20 Alternate title: In custody of the reds. fate certain.

Posted by: leventi b. at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM (/LQkF)

21 I see a Lenin or Trotsky in every portrait of a Russian during this period.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM (YT5Rb)

22 Have the 'ettes recovered from the temperature-raiser posted earlier this week?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM (DMUuz)

23 A bit to "posey" for my taste.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM (JUOKG)

24 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: AnnaS at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM (l4l/z)

25 Just one ping, Vasili.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM (XVuno)

26 Looking at his portrait, I see why he wrote such cheerful stories.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM (V2Yro)

27 CBD, you won't believe this, I was looking at collection of Russian artists yesterday !

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM (zr5Kq)

28 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. My first earworm of the day. Song of the Volga Boatmen.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM (axyOa)

29 Oh I like this. There is so much character in the face and hands but the artist basically phoned in the coat and let his kid draw the pants.

All of the emphasis is on the human. So often we get art where the curtains are perfect but the human is missing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 09:33 AM (gd9RK)


Comrade, is Russian coat, da!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:37 AM (BiNEL)

30 I'd like to meet his tailor.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:37 AM (XVuno)

31 The guy should lighten up. What's the worst that could happen to Russia?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 09:37 AM (gd9RK)

32 Belonged to the same movement as Repin.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:37 AM (zr5Kq)

33 If he'd lived longer he could've written "No Crime and Punishment".

-
Or Crime and No Punishment: The FBI Story.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 09:37 AM (+y/Ru)

34 Howdy, artfagz!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:38 AM (NWiLs)

35 The portrait is from the period when Dostoyevsky was publishing "Demons," also called "The Possessed," and several years after "Crime and Punishment." I was a great reader of Dostoyevsky in high school and my first year or two in college, but I ultimately came down on the side of Tolstoy and "War and Peace." There's an intensity or world-weariness in this painting that evokes my sympathy.

Posted by: Stan Absher at April 03, 2020 09:38 AM (OgX79)

36
I nominate Feodor Dostoyevsky as -

My New Moral Support Depressive!


Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (z0XD8)

37 Dusty!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (g8Yc+)

38 I think he wrote a book about Biden.

The Idiot

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (YT5Rb)

39 Painful memories of being forced to read Crime and Punishment and the Brothers Karamazov.

Why say in 5 words what you can say in 5000?

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (RwjKD)

40 35 The portrait is from the period when Dostoyevsky was publishing "Demons," also called "The Possessed," and several years after "Crime and Punishment." I was a great reader of Dostoyevsky in high school and my first year or two in college, but I ultimately came down on the side of Tolstoy and "War and Peace." There's an intensity or world-weariness in this painting that evokes my sympathy.
Posted by: Stan Absher at April 03, 2020 09:38 AM (OgX79)

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I don't think they need to be either or. I love them both. War and Peace was very much worth the effort, but so was The Brothers Karamazov.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (zZbCU)

41 There's an intensity or world-weariness in this painting that evokes my sympathy.

Posted by: Stan Absher at April 03, 2020 09:38 AM (OgX79)

Yup...and somebody up-thread pointed out the similarity to some of Rembrandt's work, which has the same feeling.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (dLLD6)

42 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (+fPHo)

43 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. My first earworm of the day. Song of the Volga Boatmen.
Goes looking for coffee vodka.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 03, 2020 09:36 AM


FIFY.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (ejd/p)

44 31 The guy should lighten up. What's the worst that could happen to Russia?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 09:37 AM (gd9RK)


Alternate title: "Waiting for Okhrana"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:40 AM (BiNEL)

45 Dostoyevsky led an interesting life. Had a bit of gambling problem. And by "a bit' I mean serious.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:40 AM (zr5Kq)

46 It is clear that Tsarist Russia was a land without tanning salons.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:40 AM (XVuno)

47 42
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That was not the smartest move.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:40 AM (zZbCU)

48 Give me a Ping, Vasily... One Ping only

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (flINI)

49 Ya know, if he really works on it, soon enough, he could have a beard as good as mine.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (R5lpX)

50 I like the angle on this. The viewer is looking down onto the figure, and because of this he looks small. He has this pose like he's folding up into himself. He has that 1000 yard stare, like he's seen things. I haven't read any Dostoyevsky. What is the general tone of his works? Does the painting match his style?
The large, loose-fitting coat also makes him look small. It's huge and thick like it's weighing him down. He looks like he's trying to pose for a formal portrait, but he's way too distracted by his thoughts.

Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (VQp/A)

51 And then he wrote "The Gambler".

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (zr5Kq)

52
Alternate title:

"Dostoyevsky as a Dog Waiting for Pavlov's Bell to Ring"


Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (z0XD8)

53 Why so serious, Feodor?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (NWiLs)

54
Is he going to or returning from exile?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (7rVsF)

55 Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (+fPHo)

If you find the art "boring," then I suggest you read other sites. I am sure hotair.com has a similarly raucous comments section.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 09:42 AM (dLLD6)

56 I think he gots the 'rona.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 03, 2020 09:42 AM (88+cf)

57 Why say in 5 words what you can say in 5000?

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM


I recall a humorous book from years ago titled Shrinklets. It condensed 50 or so of the world's great literary works into 1 page poems. Hilarious.

"Monster Grendle's tastes are plainish,
Breakfast? Just a couple Danish."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 09:42 AM (ejd/p)

58
*hmm. maybe I could write something humorous...*

Posted by: The Author Feodor Dostoyevsky at April 03, 2020 09:42 AM (CDGwz)

59 too Serious

My favorite work of his was the Bros K

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 03, 2020 09:43 AM (5WnBu)

60 FIFY.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM (ejd/p)



I like how you're thinking!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 03, 2020 09:43 AM (axyOa)

61 He's watching Barney Miller. Only laughs at the Polish guy.

Posted by: klaftern at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (RuIsu)

62 58
*hmm. maybe I could write something humorous...*
Posted by: The Author Feodor Dostoyevsky at April 03, 2020 09:42 AM (CDGwz)

Tsarist oppression and peasant starvation are HILARIOUS!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (NWiLs)

63 50 I like the angle on this. The viewer is looking down onto the figure, and because of this he looks small. He has this pose like he's folding up into himself. He has that 1000 yard stare, like he's seen things. I haven't read any Dostoyevsky. What is the general tone of his works? Does the painting match his style?
The large, loose-fitting coat also makes him look small. It's huge and thick like it's weighing him down. He looks like he's trying to pose for a formal portrait, but he's way too distracted by his thoughts.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (VQp/A)

Having read the wikipedia summary of one of his books before, yeah the painting matches the books absent more outbreaks of Russian passion.

Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (Zm+LZ)

64 I suppose he could be a jailer contemplating going home to his babushka?

Posted by: nightshift at lubyanka at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (/LQkF)

65 100 post of art on the blog
100 posts of art
Post one up get all shook up
99 posts of art on the blog

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (+y/Ru)

66 62 58
*hmm. maybe I could write something humorous...*
Posted by: The Author Feodor Dostoyevsky at April 03, 2020 09:42 AM (CDGwz)

Tsarist oppression and peasant starvation are HILARIOUS!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (NWiLs)

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Those crazy serfs got into some serious antics after their freedom.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (zZbCU)

67 51 And then he wrote "The Gambler".
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (zr5Kq)

I hear he broke even one night!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (JFO2v)

68 I think the painting is extremely well done, the face is expressive and not altered past the point of recognition to glamorize the subject (for example the Michele Obama portrait, which looks like her altered face on a model's body)

Posted by: CN at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (ONvIw)

69 That guy has got the Kavorka.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 09:45 AM (zr9V6)

70 Pass da Stolichnaya!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:45 AM (NWiLs)

71 It looks like he has too may fingers.

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at April 03, 2020 09:45 AM (alrWI)

72 Yep that is how I would picture Dostoyevsky.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at April 03, 2020 09:45 AM (XEC2p)

73 This is a simple (not cluttered) portrait and I find it effective. The background is dark enough that the subtle earth tones of the model's skin and clothing really stands out. The light coming from the upper left brings out the few spots of brighter color like the shirt. It also casts a slight shadow behind the man which keeps the rest of the background from being just stark black. The dark brown somewhat echoes the browns in the clothing. Without being spectacular, like Napoleon's coronation, this is an interesting and evocative portrait.

If I were designing a cover for a book by Dostoyevsky, this would make an excellent illustration.

Posted by: JTB at April 03, 2020 09:45 AM (7EjX1)

74
Tsarist oppression and peasant starvation are HILARIOUS!
Posted by: Insomniac
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It's rumored that you are supposed to be at work. Did I get that wrong?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 09:46 AM (CDGwz)

75 57 Why say in 5 words what you can say in 5000?

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM

I recall a humorous book from years ago titled Shrinklets. It condensed 50 or so of the world's great literary works into 1 page poems. Hilarious.

"Monster Grendle's tastes are plainish,
Breakfast? Just a couple Danish."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 09:42 AM (ejd/p)

Yours till Niagara Falls

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 09:46 AM (JFO2v)

76 *hmm. maybe I could write something humorous...*
Posted by: The Author Feodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment and the Great Cream Pie Fight.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 09:46 AM (+y/Ru)

77 It looks like he has too may fingers.
Posted by: Tennessee Jed at April 03, 2020 09:45 AM (alrWI)


Artistic license.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:46 AM (zr5Kq)

78 74
Tsarist oppression and peasant starvation are HILARIOUS!
Posted by: Insomniac
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It's rumored that you are supposed to be at work. Did I get that wrong?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 09:46 AM (CDGwz)

In the very near future. Start date's coming up but hasn't arrived yet.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (NWiLs)

79 He would fit in at our Civil War reenactments.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (g8Yc+)

80 Russian birthday party clowns are gloomy.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

81 Read them both (D & T) back in the day.

I would not want to do that again in a COVID lockdown time.

The weariness etched into his face really captures the mood of bad times.

As an aside, for a minute there, I though he had six fingers.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (BiNEL)

82 what? blintzes and borscht for dinner again? At this rate, I'll look like a t-34, soon.

Posted by: nightshift at lubyanka at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (/LQkF)

83 Impressive tuft of facial hair. I'll bet it can hold a lot of borscht.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (XVuno)

84 As an aside, for a minute there, I though he had six fingers.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (BiNEL)

He's preparing to die.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (NWiLs)

85 Better than the nekkid fat white guy doing skid marks on the furniture and a nekkid midget.

Posted by: dingbat at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (KylN9)

86 78 74
Tsarist oppression and peasant starvation are HILARIOUS!
Posted by: Insomniac
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It's rumored that you are supposed to be at work. Did I get that wrong?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 09:46 AM (CDGwz)

In the very near future. Start date's coming up but hasn't arrived yet.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (NWiLs)

Congrats.

Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (Zm+LZ)

87 I haven't read any Dostoyevsky. What is the general tone of his works? Does the painting match his style?


Yeah, more or less.

The general tenor of his novels is:

Life is full of personal and moral choices and you'll probably make the wrong choice, but there is a chance of redemption, however you'll probably be too stupid or weak or immoral to grasp it.

And then you die.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (z0XD8)

88 Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (Zm+LZ)

Thank you!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (NWiLs)

89 As an aside, for a minute there, I though he had six fingers.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM


He has no got six fingers?

Posted by: Inigo Montoya at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (ejd/p)

90 As with any portrait, the question is how much of this is the imagination of the painter, and how much the subject?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (hku12)

91 Crime and Punishment and the Great Cream Pie Fight.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 09:46 AM (+y/Ru)
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Didn't I spot him in that scene in "The Great Race"?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (g8Yc+)

92 If you're feeling down about your first world problems, read a synopsis of Dostoyevsky life. Now that's a lot of drama.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (YT5Rb)

93 This Dostoyevsky guy stole my hair... part and all

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (flINI)

94 It looks like he has too may fingers.

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at April 03, 2020 09:45 AM (alrWI)

He was the Clapner of the balalaika.

Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (X/Pw5)

95 Crime and Punishment. Probably his best work.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (zr5Kq)

96 Good morning - I notice his coat looks 'weary' or sad - as much as an inanimate object can. Mirrors his countenance.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (Y4EXg)

97 six fingers

Mattel?

Posted by: getting the banned back together off the ledge at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (7k/sQ)

98
Yeah, more or less.

The general tenor of his novels is:

Life is full of personal and moral choices and you'll probably make the wrong choice, but there is a chance of redemption, however you'll probably be too stupid or weak or immoral to grasp it.

And then you die.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (z0XD

Really captures the Russian spirit.

Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (Zm+LZ)

99 91 Crime and Punishment and the Great Cream Pie Fight.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 09:46 AM (+y/Ru)
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Didn't I spot him in that scene in "The Great Race"?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (g8Yc+)

damn I was thinking same thing

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (JFO2v)

100 Was the word "Author" necessary in the title, or was it to give it some grandiose feel? Didn't everyone at the time know Dostoyevsky?

Posted by: Wally at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (V5EEH)

101 >> haven't read any Dostoyevsky.


Start with Notes from the Underground.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (zr9V6)

102 In the very near future. Start date's coming up but hasn't arrived yet.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Well...as long as it doesn't interfere with your presence here, then I'm very glad to hear it. Priorities, you know.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (CDGwz)

103 As an aside, for a minute there, I though he had six fingers.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (BiNEL)

He's preparing to die.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM


As an aside, for a minute there, I though he had six fingers.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM

He has no got six fingers?
Posted by: Inigo Montoya at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM



Get out of my head, Insom.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (ejd/p)

104

Edited by: Warren Pease - a limerick

Dostoyevsky's an interesting one
A writer who liked having fun
His editor (by report)
Said, "next time, let's keep it short!"
So the sequel was called "Crime and Pun..."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 09:50 AM (m45I2)

105 I like the painting. All snark aside. If I owned a wall, t5his would go up.

Posted by: feodor b at April 03, 2020 09:50 AM (/LQkF)

106 75 57 Why say in 5 words what you can say in 5000?"

51 And then he wrote "The Gambler".
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:41 AM (zr5Kq)

Didn't that start off, "you got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 09:51 AM (V2Yro)

107 I notice his coat looks 'weary' or sad - as much as an inanimate object can. Mirrors his countenance.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (Y4EXg)


Old Russian saying "Wear it out, peasant!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:51 AM (BiNEL)

108 Dostoyevsky was a very bad gambler. So some of his issues were self inflicted.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 09:51 AM (YT5Rb)

109 The weariness etched into his face really captures the mood of bad times.

What the mood of his face is saying is...where the hell is my coffee!?!

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 03, 2020 09:51 AM (R5lpX)

110 *Shows up late for Sefton's thread*



*Waits patiently for 100 here*



That letter Trump sent to Schumer yesterday, besides slapping him around, includes insults that a lot of people won't catch. Then there are weirdos like me that do.



Senator Charles E. Schumer


United States Senator


Washington, D.C. 20515



Is incorrect.



It should be:



The Honorable Charles E. Schumer


United States Senator


Washington, DC 20510



So besides not only intentionally mucking up how the letter is addressed to Chuck, the zip code used is for the House of Representatives.

Posted by: Vendette at April 03, 2020 09:51 AM (nRNOc)

111 In the very near future. Start date's coming up but hasn't arrived yet.

Steiner will come.

Posted by: getting the bitter banned to lose expectations of anything good at April 03, 2020 09:52 AM (7k/sQ)

112 >>Dostoyevsky was a very bad gambler. So some of his issues were self inflicted.


A lot of his writing points out that most of our issues are self inflicted.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 09:52 AM (zr9V6)

113 Was afflicted with many demon. Gambling, epilepsy, hatred for some minorities (*cough, *cough). Managed not to poison his novels with it. Had a brief brush with revolutionary movement and ended up in jail.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:52 AM (zr5Kq)

114 Thinking to himself, maybe I should write a comedy
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

And become a Stand-Up Comedian.

Posted by: JT at April 03, 2020 09:52 AM (arJlL)

115 Looks like his Roth IRA just took a 40% hit.



Posted by: dananjcon at April 03, 2020 09:53 AM (u6xw0)

116 He looks like he's trying to pose for a formal portrait, but he's way too distracted by his thoughts.

Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020


He's thinking "Things really suck under the czars. The good news is Russia has nowhere to go but up."

Posted by: pep at April 03, 2020 09:53 AM (T6t7i)

117 Any cobs looking:

Ace asked me to write something newsy for today.

I've written it and it's in draft.

Use it or not, but it's there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:53 AM (zZbCU)

118 112 >>Dostoyevsky was a very bad gambler. So some of his issues were self inflicted.


A lot of his writing points out that most of our issues are self inflicted.
Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 09:52 AM (zr9V6)

Self-aware of his failings but unable to correct them, seems like a theme of his novels.

Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:53 AM (Zm+LZ)

119 Notes from the Underground for 60 cents

https://tinyurl.com/tzhnskn

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 09:53 AM (JFO2v)

120 Posted by: Vendette at April 03, 2020 09:51 AM (nRNOc)

Thank you, Vendette, I really appreciate the insider information you provide and this bit is just great!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:54 AM (BiNEL)

121 99 91 Crime and Punishment and the Great Cream Pie Fight.

Also Friday night cuck parties at Bill Kristol's house.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:54 AM (NWiLs)

122 As an aside, for a minute there, I though he had six fingers.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM (BiNEL)

He's preparing to die.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM

As an aside, for a minute there, I though he had six fingers.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 09:47 AM

He has no got six fingers?
Posted by: Inigo Montoya at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM


Get out of my head, Insom.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (ejd/p)



Six finger! Six finger!

Man alive!

How did I ever get along with five?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVzs0lEULs


Dostoyevsky loved that!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 09:54 AM (z0XD8)

123 As an aside, for a minute there, I though he had six fingers.


*********

I'll bet he could type faster than Evelyn Wood could read.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 09:54 AM (m45I2)

124 Was afflicted with many demon. Gambling, epilepsy, hatred for some minorities (*cough, *cough). Managed not to poison his novels with it. Had a brief brush with revolutionary movement and ended up in jail.
Posted by: runner

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"Other than that, pretty good!!"
-- Dostoyevsky greeting an old HS buddy in the gulag.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 09:54 AM (Y4EXg)

125 His life stabilized after he met his second wife. She was a secretary by profession, knew how to type and take shorthand. He could not keep up with publisher's demands, so publisher sent her over to help out and organize his manuscripts.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:54 AM (zr5Kq)

126 He sort of looks like Adam West.

Posted by: Kathysayso at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (nNo7P)

127 Lord, imagine the output if Mavis Beacon was an author and Evelyn Wood was her editor!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (m45I2)

128 Crime and Pun

tff mul

you should get 30 days of bard labor for that

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (JFO2v)

129 Well...as long as it doesn't interfere with your presence here, then I'm very glad to hear it. Priorities, you know.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (CDGwz)

Right? I can't let a little thing like full time employment derail me from what's REALLY important!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (NWiLs)

130 Better than the nekkid fat white guy doing skid marks on the furniture

-
Or Burning Blubber.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (+y/Ru)

131 This is the most absurd thing I've ever seen...I hope that guy has some recourse. Scolds...I've so had it with scolds.

@MaybeAmes

This is your new AmeriKa:

TWO boats swoop in to capture a paddleboarder who is out in the middle of the ocean completely alone for violating "social distancing." He was arrested.

Meanwhile, the fucking tattletales onshore who called the cops are standing a couple feet apart.

https://tinyurl.com/r4pvy6x

Posted by: Tami at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (cF8AT)

132 Dostoyevsky grimly awaits his introduction to the St. Petersburg Ladies Book and Garden Society

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (XVuno)

133 If he'd lived longer he could've written "No Crime and Punishmen

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Or 'Crime and no Punishment - A Meditation on the Democrat Partei'

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (d6mdH)

134 More Crime, Less Punishment!!

Posted by: Nurse Diesel at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (oVJmc)

135 I'll bet he could type faster than Evelyn Wood could read.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 09:54 AM (m45I

Heh. Actually his wife transcribed a few of his manuscripts IIRC.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 09:56 AM (YT5Rb)

136 He sort of looks like Adam West.
Posted by: Kathysayso at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (nNo7P)



Robinsky, prepare the Depressmobile!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 09:56 AM (z0XD8)

137 126 He sort of looks like Adam West.
Posted by: Kathysayso at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (nNo7P)

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I was going to mention that too!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:56 AM (XVuno)

138 35 The portrait is from the period when Dostoyevsky was publishing "Demons," also called "The Possessed," and several years after "Crime and Punishment." I was a great reader of Dostoyevsky in high school and my first year or two in college, but I ultimately came down on the side of Tolstoy and "War and Peace." There's an intensity or world-weariness in this painting that evokes my sympathy.
Posted by: Stan Absher at April 03, 2020 09:38 AM (OgX79)

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I don't think they need to be either or. I love them both. War and Peace was very much worth the effort, but so was The Brothers Karamazov.

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The either/or came from a book I read in those far-off days by George Steiner, "Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in Contrast." He thought Dostoevsky was the more significant writer (I don't remember the exact term of evaluation he used). But I agree with you.

Posted by: Stan Absher at April 03, 2020 09:56 AM (OgX79)

139 He sort of looks like Adam West.
Posted by: Kathysayso at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (nNo7P)


Dammit, when you figure out who Batman is, you aren't supposed to just go blabbing it!

Posted by: Wally at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (V5EEH)

140 >>TWO boats swoop in to capture a paddleboarder who is out in the middle of the ocean completely alone for violating "social distancing." He was arrested.


I am assuming his access point was a closed municipal park/state access?

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (zr9V6)

141 When it comes to fingers, you got to know how to use 'em.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (DMUuz)

142 132
Dostoyevsky grimly awaits his introduction to the St. Petersburg Ladies Book and Garden Society


Does he have a dog named Willie?

Posted by: pep at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (T6t7i)

143 Didn't that start off, "you got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run?"
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 09:51 AM (V2Yro)


A Klassik !

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (zr5Kq)

144 Heh. Actually his wife transcribed a few of his manuscripts IIRC.


She should be sainted. How god-awful.

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (RwjKD)

145 Tsarist oppression and peasant starvation are HILARIOUS!


Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:44 AM (NWiLs)



Vlad Lenin: I got a cure for that comrade

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (rCBJb)

146 So Herr Muldoon has Warren Pease to do some editing.
I hear he can make short work of any writing.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (axyOa)

147 126 He sort of looks like Adam West.
Posted by: Kathysayso at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (nNo7P)

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This is supposed to be a bat-free thread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (XVuno)

148 He sort of looks like Adam West.

Posted by: Kathysayso at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (nNo7P)



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I was going to mention that too!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:56 AM (XVuno)


We're back to bats again?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (rCBJb)

149 He and Tolstoi should have teamed up to write a short story

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Right, the world's only 250,000 word short story.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (d6mdH)

150 I'll bet he could type faster than Evelyn Would read.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 09:54 AM (m45I2)

Posted by: Uncle Bodies at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (rpxSz)

151 144 Heh. Actually his wife transcribed a few of his manuscripts IIRC.


She should be sainted. How god-awful.
Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 09:57 AM (RwjKD)

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Tolkien never learned how to type with more than one finger at a time.

He typed the entirety of The Lord of the Rings.

3 times.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (zZbCU)

152 131 This is the most absurd thing I've ever seen...I hope that guy has some recourse. Scolds...I've so had it with scolds.

@MaybeAmes

This is your new AmeriKa:

TWO boats swoop in to capture a paddleboarder who is out in the middle of the ocean completely alone for violating "social distancing." He was arrested.

Meanwhile, the fucking tattletales onshore who called the cops are standing a couple feet apart.

https://tinyurl.com/r4pvy6x
Posted by: Tami at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (cF8AT)

They could have shot him with a sniper for about 23 cents.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (JFO2v)

153 129 Well...as long as it doesn't interfere with your presence here, then I'm very glad to hear it. Priorities, you know.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 09:49 AM (CDGwz)

Right? I can't let a little thing like full time employment derail me from what's REALLY important!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (NWiLs)

Drinking and whoring?

Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (Zm+LZ)

154 Looks like his Roth IRA just took a 40% hit.

It was no Rothko.....

Posted by: JT at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (arJlL)

155 well I found out that a new FB friend is a Holocaust denier ! he had the unfortunate (For Him) thought of blaming Hong Kong Fluey on Israeli created bio weapon. that was bad enough but then went to his FB page & found he had a Meme with "FACTS" about how fake the holocaust was

Posted by: WuHAN Solo at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (cAnb5)

156
This is your new AmeriKa:



AmeriKaren

Posted by: Nurse Diesel at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (oVJmc)

157 Now I've been reminded of the scene in "The Twelve Chairs" where Bender persuades Vorobianinov to fake an epileptic seizure in order to scam alms out of passersby.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (g8Yc+)

158 The Chinese word for crime is the same as for punishment.

Crimishment!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (CAJOC)

159 This is the most absurd thing I've ever seen...I hope that guy has some recourse. Scolds...I've so had it with scolds.

@MaybeAmes

This is your new AmeriKa:

TWO boats swoop in to capture a paddleboarder who is out in the middle of the ocean completely alone for violating "social distancing." He was arrested.

Meanwhile, the fucking tattletales onshore who called the cops are standing a couple feet apart.

https://tinyurl.com/r4pvy6x
Posted by: Tami at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (cF8AT)

One of the comments :

"Gotta let out the violent criminals out of jail to make room for those violating social distancing, comrade."

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (zr5Kq)

160 90
As with any portrait, the question is how much of this is the imagination of the painter, and how much the subject?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 03, 2020 09:48 AM (hku12)

The goal of a good portrait is not just to recreate the subject's likeness, but to communicate personality and his soul, too. Because of this some of the seen features may need to be sacrificed to better represent the unseen features. How much is sacrificed and what will most likely depend on who's paying for the painting. But a clever artist can still reflect reality while giving the patron what he wants. The best example of this is Goya's portrait of the Spanish royal family. The Royals liked it but everyone else saw it for the joke it was.

Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (VQp/A)

161 Drinking and whoring?
Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (Zm+LZ)

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Drinking and whoring opportunities only increase with a paycheck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (XVuno)

162 He looks how I feel, contemplating the additional 2+ months of house arrest we have to look forward to here in Virginia.

Posted by: bluebell at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (/669Q)

163 My 23 yo son had a meltdown last night. He's sad and scared and no historical context is being made for our present situation.

Be kind today. Be hilarious today. Say something nice to someone who may not necessarily deserve it.

Pray for our President and pray for our Great Nation.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 03, 2020 10:00 AM (g/Jr3)

164 Right, the world's only 250,000 word short story.


And that's only Volume 1

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:00 AM (RwjKD)

165 Sitting alone in the dark, another good painting for the mood

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:00 AM (ZCEU2)

166 He and Tolstoi should have teamed up to write a short story




They were not friends, were not part of the same social circle either.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (zr5Kq)

167 Dostoyevsky grimly awaits his introduction to the St. Petersburg Ladies Book and Garden Society

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Reminds me of a line by Wodehouse on a fictitious Russian novelist as he meets a literary society in a small English town, something like "he looked like a cat in a room of schoolboys." In this fellow's novel, "nothing happens till page 500, when the muzhik hangs himself in a barn."

Posted by: Stan Absher at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (OgX79)

168 Why say in 5 words what you can say in 5000?


Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 09:39 AM


I think it was Dostoyevsky that was said to be able to describe the thumb so well you thought you could see the entire hand.

I am afraid I never read any Russian authors.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (rb4zU)

169 I recall a humorous book from years ago titled Shrinklets. It condensed 50 or so of the world's great literary works into 1 page poems. Hilarious.

"Monster Grendle's tastes are plainish,
Breakfast? Just a couple Danish."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 09:42 AM (ejd/p)
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Oh, I remember that, too! And one line from the condensed Hobbit:

"Not one female character!"

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (dfRN6)

170 I hear Crime and Punishment II was much darker.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (oVJmc)

171 166 He and Tolstoi should have teamed up to write a short story




They were not friends, were not part of the same social circle either.
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (zr5Kq)

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Don't shit on my fanfic!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (zZbCU)

172 163 My 23 yo son had a meltdown last night. He's sad and scared and no historical context is being made for our present situation.

Be kind today. Be hilarious today. Say something nice to someone who may not necessarily deserve it.

Pray for our President and pray for our Great Nation.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 03, 2020 10:00 AM (g/Jr3)

Tell him to put on his running shoes and run for 30 minutes away frm house. then run our walk back. fresh air and sunshine work wonders.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (JFO2v)

173
Squat, Kick, Squat Kick - a limerick

Dostoevsky's dance teacher, Lars
Was a young man who hoped to go far
He thought he was hot
When he finally got
An audition for Dancing with the Tsars!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (m45I2)

174 The goal of a good portrait is not just to recreate the subject's likeness, but to communicate personality and his soul, too. Because of this some of the seen features may need to be sacrificed to better represent the unseen features. How much is sacrificed and what will most likely depend on who's paying for the painting. But a clever artist can still reflect reality while giving the patron what he wants. The best example of this is Goya's portrait of the Spanish royal family. The Royals liked it but everyone else saw it for the joke it was.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (VQp/A)

This is so excellent ! *cries tiers of marvel and joy

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:02 AM (zr5Kq)

175 Little Known Fact: Dostoyevsky was a Brony.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:02 AM (oVJmc)

176 Dammit, when you figure out who Batman is, you aren't supposed to just go blabbing it!
Posted by: Wally at April 03,


***

Well. When you start out in Walla Walla Washington, it's not like it's a big secret.

"Well dang. There goes that West kid again wearing tights. Damned thing I ever saw!"

Posted by: Diogenes at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (axyOa)

177 "Fathers and teachers, I ponder the question, 'what is hell'? I maintain it is the suffering of being unable to love."

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (H8QX8)

178 *tears not tiers

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (zr5Kq)

179 *The Idiot

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (zr5Kq)

180 I think it was Dostoyevsky that was said to be able to describe the thumb so well you thought you could see the entire hand.


Sure if you haven't passed out, fallen over and cracked your head open from the sheer brutality of the length of the description. You wake, finally, from your coma thrilled to have been given a reprieve.

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (RwjKD)

181 @MaybeAmes



This is your new AmeriKa:



TWO boats swoop in to capture a paddleboarder who is out in the
middle of the ocean completely alone for violating "social distancing."
He was arrested.



Meanwhile, the fucking tattletales onshore who called the cops are standing a couple feet apart.



https://tinyurl.com/r4pvy6x

Posted by: Tami at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (cF8AT)



And while they are arresting this guy they are letting real criminals out of jail. There needs to be some reckoning with these Stasi.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (rCBJb)

182 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM (zZbCU)


I am of Realism school.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (zr5Kq)

183 I was gonna be writer, until I learned that you had to have some modicum of talent for stringing lots and lots of words together in an (in)coherent manner, which could either confuse or entertain your intended audience, whereby making them laugh or cry...or even get the sadz, but I ended up with a hammer in my hand, which turned out to be for the best for everyone concerned.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (R5lpX)

184 Been listening to Mike Gallagher, can barely take it but anyway seems the dictators are into arresting or in some way deny people who are doing outdoor activity thats a single exercise such as paddle board in the ocean.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (ZCEU2)

185 Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (RwjKD)

Ever read Hemingway's shortest short story?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (dLLD6)

186 161
Drinking and whoring?

Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (Zm+LZ)



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Drinking and whoring opportunities only increase with a paycheck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (XVuno)

As does the quality of said opportunities.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (N39Ws)

187 I kinda like it.

Posted by: Dorian Gray at April 03, 2020 10:05 AM (ejd/p)

188 179 *The Idiot
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (zr5Kq)

The Jerk

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:05 AM (JFO2v)

189 OK, being mostly ignorant of art history, did people sitting for portraits back then have to be present for the entire painting, or would the artist get the broad strokes in, and just have the subject come back periodically?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:05 AM (CAJOC)

190 Tons of people out in the big municipal park in my area yesterday. Not a cop in sight, though they did have some of the roads through the park closed off.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:05 AM (oVJmc)

191 186 161
Drinking and whoring?

Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (Zm+LZ)



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Drinking and whoring opportunities only increase with a paycheck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (XVuno)

As does the quality of said opportunities.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (N39Ws)

The girls all get prettier at closing time

Posted by: Mickey at April 03, 2020 10:05 AM (JFO2v)

192 Posted by: rhennigantx

He's working. And he's also afraid for his mamma

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 03, 2020 10:06 AM (g/Jr3)

193 160 But a clever artist can still reflect reality while giving the patron what he wants. The best example of this is Goya's portrait of the Spanish royal family. The Royals liked it but everyone else saw it for the joke it was.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 09:59 AM (VQp/A)

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This needs to be your next art thread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:06 AM (zZbCU)

194 Morning horde.

I'm off to donate a unit of O+ this morning. Appointment only donations and my bet is your local system could use it if you can spare it.

Posted by: IP - Still a 'ron at April 03, 2020 10:06 AM (CTv2h)

195 Fathers and teachers, I ponder the question, 'what is hell'? I maintain it is the suffering of being unable to love."


That's actually just standard theology where love is the beatific vision, ie agape.

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:06 AM (RwjKD)

196 I read a great biography of him by Dostoyevsky's much younger wife a couple of years ago. she had been hired as a secretary I think? anyway he's an interesting character, as was she.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:06 AM (j9HX3)

197 185 Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (RwjKD)

Ever read Hemingway's shortest short story?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (dLLD6)

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Only six words, if I remember correctly.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:06 AM (CAJOC)

198 Nurse.
Prayers for your son as well. 23 is a tough age to be shut in. My kids are older but I suggested to them to see this as a great adventure. Grim? Yes. But a national event in which we all share the journey.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (axyOa)

199 Alternate pun:

Dostoevsky once drove an army car
But one time he took it too far
When imperial troops
Entered Poland, he said "Oops"
I thought this was Danzig with the Tsars!"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (m45I2)

200 197 185 Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (RwjKD)

Ever read Hemingway's shortest short story?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (dLLD6)

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Only six words, if I remember correctly.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:06 AM (CAJOC)

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For sale. Baby shoes. Never used.

I think.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (zZbCU)

201 160 That's what I thought, too, about portraits. It isn't only about what a person looks like, it's about who the person is, to the extent a gifted artist can portray that. From everything I have ever read about Dostoyevsky (though I have not read his works), this portrait tells a lot about him. I really like it.

Posted by: tecumsehtea at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (ZG3zU)

202
*tears not tiers

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (zr5Kq)


I saw Tears Not Tiers open for Tears For Fears in '87

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (rCBJb)

203 Fleas

Adam Hadem

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (JFO2v)

204 Oh, I remember that, too! And one line from the condensed Hobbit:

"Not one female character!"
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 03, 2020 10:01 AM


That's the one!

And since we're doing Dostoevsky, the end of Crime and Punishment.

"In that bleak Siberian hovel,
Watch him, Sonya, with that shovel."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (ejd/p)

205 202
*tears not tiers

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (zr5Kq)


I saw Tears Not Tiers open for Tears For Fears in '87
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (rCBJb)

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Did you see them in the rain?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (zZbCU)

206


*The Idiot
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:03 AM (zr5Kq)

The Jerk
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:05 AM (JFO2v)

The Idiot, The Gambler and the Great Inquisitor walk into a casino...

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (zr5Kq)

207 Huh.

Market can't decide what to do right now.


Was thinking there'd be another big sell-off for profit from the folks who's stocks have increased from their lows.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (z0XD8)

208 Mentioned a few times in high school thought learning Russian would be a very advantageous idea but never did. But since Prager has and actually pronouncing Dostoyefsky often pretty sure I can too.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (ZCEU2)

209 Mentioned a few times in high school thought learning Russian would be a very advantageous idea but never did. But since Prager has and actually pronouncing Dostoyefsky often pretty sure I can too.
Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (ZCEU2)

you can fake it

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (zr5Kq)

210 Ever read Hemingway's shortest short story?


For sale, baby shoes, never worn.


That one?

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (RwjKD)

211 For sale. Baby shoes. Never used.

I think.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (zZbCU)

for sale hang glider used once

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:09 AM (JFO2v)

212 Did you see them in the rain?

They played at the bandshell in MacArthur Park.

Posted by: IP - Still a 'ron at April 03, 2020 10:09 AM (CTv2h)

213 I thought it was:

One shotgun shell. That'll do.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:09 AM (YT5Rb)

214 I saw Tears Not Tiers open for Tears For Fears in '87

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (rCBJb)

Everybody wants to flu the world.

Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2020 10:09 AM (X/Pw5)

215 Ever read Hemingway's shortest short story?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


**********

"Everything's a phallic symbol. The End"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:09 AM (m45I2)

216 Does anyone think this might get young kids off their fkin phones in the future?

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (ZCEU2)

217 That one?

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (RwjKD)

Yup!

He probably wasn't the author, but I love the idea anyway.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (dLLD6)

218 183
I was gonna be writer, until I learned that you had to have some modicum
of talent for stringing lots and lots of words together in an
(in)coherent manner, which could either confuse or entertain your
intended audience, whereby making them laugh or cry...or even get the
sadz, but I ended up with a hammer in my hand, which turned out to be
for the best for everyone concerned.

Posted by: Traveling Man at April 03, 2020 10:04 AM (R5lpX)

There must have been a contest among 19th century European writers to see who can use the most words to tell a story. The French really liked the game especially. It sounds like the Russians brought their A-game.

Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (VQp/A)

219 I saw Tears Not Tiers open for Tears For Fears in '87

They were filling in for Turds from Birds.....

Posted by: JT at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (arJlL)

220 215 Ever read Hemingway's shortest short story?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

**********

"Everything's a phallic symbol. The End"
Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:09 AM (m45I2)

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (JFO2v)

221 Mentioned a few times in high school thought learning Russian would be a very advantageous idea but never did. But since Prager has and actually pronouncing Dostoyefsky often pretty sure I can too.
Posted by: Skip at April 03,


***

Took it in kollege. The only D I received there.

And was glad to get it.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (axyOa)

222 Excellent portrait. I could see this being hung in many places.

Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (C78No)

223 Did you see them in the rain?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (zZbCU)
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It's impossible.

Posted by: Roy Batty at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (g8Yc+)

224 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (NWiLs)

Drinking and whoring?
Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (Zm+LZ)

Well...yeah.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (NWiLs)

225 31 degrees today in Oklahoma Wtf. If we are gonna b stuck at home, could we at least have nice weather?

Posted by: RJD at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (+sA7q)

226 218 There must have been a contest among 19th century European writers to see who can use the most words to tell a story. The French really liked the game especially. It sounds like the Russians brought their A-game.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (VQp/A)

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If I had to hazard a guess, it's because many of these books were serialized in periodicals, so the longer a book went on, the more the author got paid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (zZbCU)

227 209 Mentioned a few times in high school thought learning Russian would be a very advantageous idea but never did. But since Prager has and actually pronouncing Dostoyefsky often pretty sure I can too.
Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (ZCEU2)

you can fake it
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:08 AM (zr5Kq)

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

Just ask Bert Kreischer.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (CAJOC)

228 From the portrait, you can see the inner joy that bursts through in so much of his writing.

Posted by: red speck at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (gS3OW)

229 224 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 09:55 AM (NWiLs)

Drinking and whoring?
Posted by: Someguy at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (Zm+LZ)

Well...yeah.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (NWiLs)

and he waisted some of his paycheck.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (JFO2v)

230 Everybody wants to rule the world

Don't I know it because I'm living it

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (ZCEU2)

231 The hands in this portrait resembles the hands in Obama's official portrait.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (YT5Rb)

232 Not art.


Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (CPk08)

233 216 Does anyone think this might get young kids off their fkin phones in the future?


I do see that happening skip! and my two when they are done with their video conferencing for the day go right out either walk, jog, walk the dogs, or bike.

for younger teens who are growing quickly, this isn't terrible. they can sleep more, apparently eat a lot more (!!), they still seem to be learning the important subjects, and no one sees the acne

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (j9HX3)

234 and he waisted some of his paycheck.
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM


Well, he did want his pants to fit properly.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 10:12 AM (ejd/p)

235 For sale. French rifle. Dropped once.

Posted by: zombie Papa Hemingway at April 03, 2020 10:12 AM (75Q6c)

236 There must have been a contest among 19th century European writers to see who can use the most words to tell a story. The French really liked the game especially. It sounds like the Russians brought their A-game.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (VQp/A)

===========

If I had to hazard a guess, it's because many of these books were serialized in periodicals, so the longer a book went on, the more the author got paid.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (zZbCU)


I think Dumas (father) was paid by line written.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:12 AM (zr5Kq)

237 Ever read Hemingway's shortest short story?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



Fight Me!!!

The End


Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (z0XD8)

238 Da fuq?
Rasmussen OrangeManBad approval dropped from 48 to 44 in one day? Hope that was just a weird blip.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (vezz/)

239 Grand Theft Auto was the first draft and revision to 'Crime and Punishment'.

Posted by: dantesed at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (88xKn)

240 I have a 25 year old and a 16 year old locked in with me.


The 25 year old is still working full time from home, the 16 year old has plenty of class work.

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (RwjKD)

241 I see now that Zoom is using the Linkedin api to get into your connections and communications.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (JFO2v)

242 For all the Russian movies I watch ( working on another starting last night) its a shame I haven't picked up anything.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (ZCEU2)

243 Those POS Schiff and Pelosi need to go night night forever.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (CLteG)

244 I'm thinking Dostoyevsky would prefer Simply Red.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (axyOa)

245 Fuck "experts."

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (pyXq5)

246 If I had to hazard a guess, it's because many of these books were serialized in periodicals, so the longer a book went on, the more the author got paid.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM (zZbCU)
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That's certainly what motivated Dickens.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (g8Yc+)

247 Rasmussen OrangeManBad approval dropped from 48 to 44 in one day? Hope that was just a weird blip.


well my personal approval of him has dropped substantially

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (j9HX3)

248 For sale. French rifle. Dropped once.
Posted by: zombie Papa Hemingway at April 03, 2020 10:12 AM


A comedy, then?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (ejd/p)

249 236 I think Dumas (father) was paid by line written.
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:12 AM (zr5Kq)

===========

I think Virgil wrote a single line a day of the Aeneid, because once he finished he would have been sent away from Rome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (zZbCU)

250 Had to count Dostoyevsky's fingers.

Yep. He seems to have the right amount.

Posted by: Emmie at April 03, 2020 10:14 AM (ouBhA)

251 I worked with a Mexican named Ivan for awhile

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 03, 2020 10:14 AM (8JqLB)

252 For all the Russian movies I watch ( working on another starting last night) its a shame I haven't picked up anything.
Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (ZCEU2)

Like what ? Alcoholism ?

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:14 AM (zr5Kq)

253 @AP 6 minutes ago

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including "Lean On Me," and "Ain't No Sunshine," has died from heart complications. He was 81.

Posted by: Tami at April 03, 2020 10:14 AM (cF8AT)

254 Hemingway shortest novel

Another round!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:14 AM (JFO2v)

255 234 and he waisted some of his paycheck.
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:11 AM


Well, he did want his pants to fit properly.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 03, 2020 10:12 AM (ejd/p)

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

I think he waisted it in a stripper's g-string

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:14 AM (CAJOC)

256 War is hell. Getting your dick shot off in the war is hell. Drinking like a fish to deal with that, with a bunch of alcoholics including a woman you are in love with but cannot ever consummate that love with because you got your dick shot off in the war is hell.

Also, the sun rises. Rises on HELL.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 03, 2020 10:15 AM (KxVoZ)

257 Ever read Hemingway's shortest short story?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Fight Me!!!

The End


Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (z0XD

Excellent: Combined a horde meme with real life Hemingway.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:15 AM (YT5Rb)

258 There are hundreds of Prager videos to watch for kids and adults too. Won't be anything they ever learned in school either.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:15 AM (ZCEU2)

259 252 For all the Russian movies I watch ( working on another starting last night) its a shame I haven't picked up anything.
Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (ZCEU2)

==========

Seen Bondarchuk's War and Peace?

Highly recommended, if you haven't yet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:15 AM (zZbCU)

260 189
OK, being mostly ignorant of art history, did people sitting for
portraits back then have to be present for the entire painting, or would
the artist get the broad strokes in, and just have the subject come
back periodically?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:05 AM (CAJOC)

Sometimes a body double would sit in, and the subject would come for the face, hands, and other individual traits. Sometimes the sitter would be there for the whole thing. If you can afford to have your portrait done by a high level artist, you are probably one of the leisure class anyway and have a lot of time on your hands. It was also a status symbol to sit for a portrait by X-artist.

Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:15 AM (VQp/A)

261 A russian novel today would be 99% obscenities.

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:16 AM (RwjKD)

262 Rasmussen OrangeManBad approval dropped from 48 to 44 in one day?


"You fucked up. You trusted us. "

Posted by: "Otter" Fauci, M.D.: "Expert" at April 03, 2020 10:16 AM (pyXq5)

263 Hispanics often have Ivan, and Olga first names. I have a theory.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:16 AM (zr5Kq)

264 Bill Withers

And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day
(Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day)
(Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day)
A lovely day
(Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day)
(Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day)

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:16 AM (JFO2v)

265 Drinking vodka like water is a Russian trait

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:17 AM (ZCEU2)

266 247 Rasmussen OrangeManBad approval dropped from 48 to 44 in one day? Hope that was just a weird blip.


well my personal approval of him has dropped substantially

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (j9HX3)

Mine hasn't. My approval of President Trump is 95%.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 03, 2020 10:17 AM (CLteG)

267 Hemingway knew how to write an ending.

Posted by: klaftern at April 03, 2020 10:17 AM (RuIsu)

268 267 Hemingway knew how to write an ending.
Posted by: klaftern at April 03, 2020 10:17 AM (RuIsu)

=========

"Hack."
-JJ Abrams

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:17 AM (zZbCU)

269 Seen Bondarchuk's War and Peace?

Highly recommended, if you haven't yet.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random


Hollywood version much better.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:17 AM (zr5Kq)

270 198 Nurse.
Prayers for your son as well. 23 is a tough age to be shut in. My kids are older but I suggested to them to see this as a great adventure. Grim? Yes. But a national event in which we all share the journey.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (axyOa)


Both need to get on you tube and watch basics of handgun self defense. Then move on from there to infantry tactics.

Let's get in the mood, everyone. It's almost that time.

Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (Fs5vw)

271 Hispanics often have Ivan, and Olga first names. I have a theory.
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:16 AM (zr5Kq)

Spanish Civil War

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (YT5Rb)

272 Seen Bondarchuk's War and Peace?

Highly recommended, if you haven't yet.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:15 AM (zZbCU)
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I remember it was broadxast on TV over a couple of nights back when I was in high school.

The Battle of Austerlitz was pretty awesome.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (g8Yc+)

273 Once photography was invented the actual sitting part got shorter I bet.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (ZCEU2)

274 265 Drinking vodka like water is a Russian trait
Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:17 AM (ZCEU2)

I worked for a company that bought a company owned by russian husband and wife. For celebration we drank vodka out of water glasses.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (JFO2v)

275 Only six words, if I remember correctly.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:06 AM (CAJOC)



========



For sale. Baby shoes. Never used.



I think.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:07 AM (zZbCU)

This fuckin cat has six toes.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (88+cf)

276 269 Seen Bondarchuk's War and Peace?

Highly recommended, if you haven't yet.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random


Hollywood version much better.
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:17 AM (zr5Kq)

==========

That's not even close to true.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (zZbCU)

277 273 Once photography was invented the actual sitting part got shorter I bet.
Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (ZCEU2)

focus
boff us

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:19 AM (JFO2v)

278 Hey, central Texas morons...here's a covid map for Travis county if you care:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/temwbrn

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 03, 2020 10:19 AM (rnbir)

279 The Jerk

The Idiot

And a Dog named Boo

Traveling and a-living off the land.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:19 AM (m45I2)

280 Hollywood version much better.
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:17 AM (zr5Kq)
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The one with Henry Fonda as Pierre?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 10:19 AM (g8Yc+)

281 Put up my US Flag today, and I'm going to fly it every day until I don't know when due to our Wuhan Flu situation. Gotta do something to say we're not going to be defeated.

I used to fly it only on President's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Thanksgiving. (please don't judge me on this)

Posted by: Gref at April 03, 2020 10:19 AM (AMIL/)

282 The Russian version of War and Peace is on YouTube, watched it couple years ago, read it twice.
Cracks me up at end gets his communist party line in it

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:20 AM (ZCEU2)

283 277 273 Once photography was invented the actual sitting part got shorter I bet.
Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (ZCEU2)

You almost had to sit as long as you did for a painting .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:20 AM (YT5Rb)

284 272 I remember it was broadxast on TV over a couple of nights back when I was in high school.

The Battle of Austerlitz was pretty awesome.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (g8Yc+)

===========

It is.

The burning of Moscow is my favorite big part. The episode dedicated to Natasha is the best episode/installment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:20 AM (zZbCU)

285 Rasmussen OrangeManBad approval dropped from 48 to 44 in one day? Hope that was just a weird blip.


well my personal approval of him has dropped substantially

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (j9HX3)

Mine hasn't. My approval of President Trump is 95%.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth


Goes to 99% if he invokes Pinochet.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:20 AM (W2taJ)

286 Once photography was invented the actual sitting part got shorter I bet.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (ZCEU2)

Once philosophy was invented the sitting part got longer, iykwim.

Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2020 10:20 AM (X/Pw5)

287 I think Virgil wrote a single line a day of the Aeneid, because once he finished he would have been sent away from Rome.

The second half of it was notably bad.

Virgil himself admitted as much; he sent a message to Augustus that the text wasn't ready and to burn the manuscripts, but then caught fever and died. He'd already tested out books 2, 4, and 6 to the emperor's family so it's unlikely Virgil wanted THOSE burned.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 10:20 AM (ykYG2)

288 Seen Bondarchuk's War and Peace?

Highly recommended, if you haven't yet.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random



It got nothing on-

"Tyler Perry's War and Peace and Medea"

Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (z0XD8)

289 282 The Russian version of War and Peace is on YouTube, watched it couple years ago, read it twice.
Cracks me up at end gets his communist party line in it
Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:20 AM (ZCEU2)

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

Well, for all of the movie's artistic merits, by all accounts Bondarchuck was first and foremost a party man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (zZbCU)

290 A little advice for those who are self-employed...

You got to where you are by following the rules and doing things right. You made your payments on time even when things didn't go your way.

"Had a bad month? Fuck you, pay me"

"Had unexpected expenses? Fuck you, pay me"

Now it's your time to take care of yourself and fuck everyone else.

While you still have the time, before the banks shut you off, max out whatever credit lines you have and put the money in cash at home. If you have a home equity line or business line of credit, get it all in cash.

If things bounce back immediately after the crisis with "pent up demand", pay back the credit lines and the minimal interest.

If things go from bad to worse, which is the likely outcome, you'll have cash to work with. You can defer payments now with penalty or hurting your credit rating, but when the shit hits the fan, just stop paying anyone.

The bankruptcy rate when this is all over is going to be astronomical. When creditors call, just say that you have nothing coming in and therefore nothing is going out. Tell them if they want to sue, go for it and that your lawyer will be paid first.

When they want to foreclose on your mortgage, tell them to get in line. Hide your cash and declare bankruptcy with about 25% of the rest of the country. Your docket date will be sometime in 2085.

Take care of yourself and your family. That's the only job you have.

Posted by: jwest at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (mrrpT)

291 Fathers and teachers, I ponder the question, 'what is hell'? I maintain it is the suffering of being unable to love."

-
I think it's the TV stuck on CNN and it won't turn off.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (+y/Ru)

292 Actually thought about putting out the flag early in the week when had it out cleaning the shop up as a daily ritual.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (ZCEU2)

293 I think Dumas (father) was paid by line written.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:12 AM (zr5Kq)

Reading "Count of Monte Cristo" right now. Even if that's not true, it's totally believable.

Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (VQp/A)

294 That's not even close to true.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (zZbCU)


Very much true. Bondarchuk as Piere ? Bondarchuks 's wife as Helen? Took him centuries to finish that piece of dreck. Stupid, unnecessarily prolonged. But Bondarchuk was party man. he could do what he wanted.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (zr5Kq)

295 oftentimes a portrait artist would do specific studies of the subject's face, hands and other bits, often in charcoal with limited color - drawn or other (quicker) media. the final painting normally comes out of a set of studies.

but yes there are lots of sittings, still.

a really fun movie to watch and learn about "how to paint" at least as it was done in a certain time is "The Draughtsman's Contract" - it's awesome (well, to me) and has a fun mystery going on as well

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (j9HX3)

296 My approval of President Trump is 95%.

Mine's 60%. Which is, I concede, more than enough to push him waaay over the two senile farts officially running against him.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 10:22 AM (ykYG2)

297 There must have been a contest among 19th century European writers to see who can use the most words to tell a story. The French really liked the game especially. It sounds like the Russians brought their A-game.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:10 AM (VQp/A)
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No idea what you're talking about.

Posted by: Zombie Victor Hugo at April 03, 2020 10:22 AM (WEBkv)

298 Reading "Count of Monte Cristo" right now. Even if that's not true, it's totally believable.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (VQp/A)

Explains the dialogs, no ?

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:22 AM (zr5Kq)

299 The burning of Moscow is my favorite big part. The episode dedicated to Natasha is the best episode/installment.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:20 AM (zZbCU)
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I live for the day when we can get a definitive release of "Waterloo". According to Leonard Maltin, there's a Russian cut around that includes the fighting at Ligny and Quatre Bras.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 10:23 AM (g8Yc+)

300 My approval of Trump has sharply downturned, but then again, who the hell else am I going to vote for to lead us out of this mess economically? Still has to be Trump.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 03, 2020 10:23 AM (KxVoZ)

301 294 That's not even close to true.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (zZbCU)


Very much true. Bondarchuk as Piere ? Bondarchuks 's wife as Helen? Took him centuries to finish that piece of dreck. Stupid, unnecessarily prolonged. But Bondarchuk was party man. he could do what he wanted.
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (zr5Kq)

===========

The Hollywood version is disjointed. Natasha's abandonment of Pierre makes Natasha feel flighty instead of distraught. The spectacle feels small. Henry Fonda is all wrong as Pierre. Audrey Hepburn feels wrong as Natasha.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:24 AM (zZbCU)

302 299 The burning of Moscow is my favorite big part. The episode dedicated to Natasha is the best episode/installment.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:20 AM (zZbCU)
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I live for the day when we can get a definitive release of "Waterloo". According to Leonard Maltin, there's a Russian cut around that includes the fighting at Ligny and Quatre Bras.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 10:23 AM (g8Yc+)

=========

I've read that it's simply not as good as War and Peace. I do want to see it somehow, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:24 AM (zZbCU)

303 Bondarchuk was incapable to writing and editing good script, just like he was incapable of editing a movie, so he took every page in War in Piece and made it into a moving picture.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:25 AM (zr5Kq)

304 *Peace not Piece

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:25 AM (zr5Kq)

305
279 The Jerk

The Idiot

And a Dog named Boo

Traveling and a-living off the land.



And the cat was cool, and he never said a mumblin' word.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:25 AM (oVJmc)

306 Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including "Lean On Me," and "Ain't No Sunshine," has died from heart complications. He was 81.


So, chinese attack virus?

Plus, saw Bill Withers open for the pointer sisters at the troubadour in mumble mumble.

Posted by: getting the banned a piano tuna at April 03, 2020 10:25 AM (ST2AL)

307 There actually is in the Borodino part of the movie lots of period artillery vehicles and guns used.
In my 15mm miniatures have the entire 1st Western Army of Borodino and a figure in a white top hat and light blue coat for Pierre

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:25 AM (ZCEU2)

308 Either shot for dictionary suggestion or trying to type as fast as I think, not doing well I guess.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:27 AM (ZCEU2)

309 No idea what you're talking about.
Posted by: Zombie Victor Hugo at April 03, 2020 10:22 AM


I know, right?

Posted by: Zombie Charles Dickens at April 03, 2020 10:27 AM (ejd/p)

310 The truly fascinating thing about what we are witnessing in real time, is how easy it all was.


And without firing a shot.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 03, 2020 10:27 AM (BiXrp)

311 My approval rating of any potential Trump opponent is < 1% .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:27 AM (YT5Rb)

312 gorgeous painting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at April 03, 2020 10:27 AM (NVYyb)

313 Sorta on topic

On Amazon I ran across an excellent Russian mini-series called 'Three Days in the Life of Lt. Kravtsov'.

It's about a newly minted Soviet LT taking command of a group of grizzled vets in WW2.

Highly recommend it, if you can deal with sub-titles.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (3R7id)

314 Shortest poem

Fleas
Carl Sandburg

Adam had'em.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (SXmvw)

315 The Hollywood version is disjointed. Natasha's abandonment of Pierre makes Natasha feel flighty instead of distraught. The spectacle feels small. Henry Fonda is all wrong as Pierre. Audrey Hepburn feels wrong as Natasha.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:24 AM (zZbCU)

Absolutely not. in fact they left the important key parts in, removed unnecessary, tertiary characters, without sacrificing Tolstoy's work. Hepburn is perfect as Natasha, Tolstoy could not have picked a more perfect embodiment of Natasha.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (zr5Kq)

316 Only six words, if I remember correctly.

-
Belly Up To the Bar, Boys?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (+y/Ru)

317 303 Bondarchuk was incapable to writing and editing good script, just like he was incapable of editing a movie, so he took every page in War in Peace and made it into a moving picture.
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:25 AM (zr5Kq)

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I disagree.

War and Peace is a very large story of both the people involved and a nationalistic narrative of Russia through the first couple of decades of the 19th century.

He obviously didn't film everything in the novel, having largely cut out some fairly prominent minor characters like Denisov, but hyperbole.

I think he captured the grand scope of the overall conflict and brought the characters to life with great skill. Natasha, as played by Lyudmila Savelyeva, is wonderful, for instance.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (zZbCU)

318 293 I think Dumas (father) was paid by line written.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:12 AM (zr5Kq)

Reading "Count of Monte Cristo" right now. Even if that's not true, it's totally believable.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (VQp/A)

the count also makes a great sammich

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (JFO2v)

319 I live for the day when we can get a definitive release of "Waterloo".

==

I was defeated
you won the war

Posted by: Nabbaleon at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (G546f)

320 Prayer for healing, intercession and help during coronavirus:

https://tinyurl.com/v7rcjbj

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (WI7YS)

321 The Pornhub version is Whore anda Piece.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (+y/Ru)

322 my my my Waterloo
couldn't escape if I wanted to

Posted by: Nabbaleon dancing in Elba at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (G546f)

323 My approval of Trump has sharply downturned, but then again, who the hell else am I going to vote for to lead us out of this mess economically? Still has to be Trump.

The take away from this is that no matter how benevolent, intelligent or patriotic a leader is, government rarely improves things but always destroys life, liberty and property in proportion to how much control they have.

Regardless, the idiocy of the population interprets these data points as an argument for more oppressive government.

Posted by: 🐧 at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (C+evo)

324 >>Now it's your time to take care of yourself and fuck everyone else.


Yeah, this is about the worst advice you could ever give someone.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (F0Tnc)

325 This fuckin cat has six toes.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 03, 2020 10:18 AM (88+cf)

Nice! Those cats are still around I think!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (dLLD6)

326 Friday's painting: Crime and Punishment
Wednesday's painting: Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (femzC)

327 Only six words, if I remember correctly.

-
Belly Up To the Bar, Boys?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (+y/Ru)

---------

Concise, but with very nice character development.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (XVuno)

328 well I found out that a new FB friend is a Holocaust denier ! he had the unfortunate (For Him) thought of blaming Hong Kong Fluey on Israeli created bio weapon. that was bad enough but then went to his FB page & found he had a Meme with "FACTS" about how fake the holocaust was
Posted by: WuHAN Solo at April 03, 2020 09:58 AM (cAnb5)

well, there you go. Fish in the sewer, catch a turd. Whoda thunk it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (miJU3)

329 310 The truly fascinating thing about what we are witnessing in real time, is how easy it all was.


And without firing a shot.
Posted by: Kreplach at April 03, 2020 10:27 AM (BiXrp)


Yup. And our enemies (foreign and domestic) are carefully watching and learning.

Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (Fs5vw)

330 315 The Hollywood version is disjointed. Natasha's abandonment of Pierre makes Natasha feel flighty instead of distraught. The spectacle feels small. Henry Fonda is all wrong as Pierre. Audrey Hepburn feels wrong as Natasha.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:24 AM (zZbCU)

Absolutely not. in fact they left the important key parts in, removed unnecessary, tertiary characters, without sacrificing Tolstoy's work. Hepburn is perfect as Natasha, Tolstoy could not have picked a more perfect embodiment of Natasha.
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (zr5Kq)

===========

I cannot stand how they cut down her feelings of abandonment by her Prince down to almost nothing. She's alone for a few minutes before Anatol shows up and she's falling into his arms, making her feel flighty instead of alone.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (zZbCU)

331 Pick one:

[X] Hey gang, let's talk about Star Trek!

[ ] Hey gang, let's talk about a movie only two people in history have ever seen!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (m45I2)

332 Caution Rant Ahead

I'm a little sick of the toilet paper makers covering their asses with bullshit. They have significant supply chain issues and have not responded to increased consumer demand. They tried to say it was both a hoarding issue and then said it was dislocation between consumer and commercial markets. OK, so get off your asses and fix it.

We have car companies making ventilators, breweries making hand sanitizers, all types of industry making masks and the paper companies can't make more of their product and get it on the shelf because- boo-hoo you have market dislocation? Maybe you should do something else and get out of the way. Because you're incompetent.

By the way, Georgia-Pacific is owned by, wait for it, Koch Industries. So are the #nevertrumper Koch's holding out on toilet paper or are they just mouth-breathing incompetents?

/rant

Posted by: Marcus T at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (VpIIl)

333 So some of you monsters have been talking about Tiger King and I watched some of it last night.

I can't decide if it's fascinating or a train wreck. Everyone is horrible. Except for the girl with her arm bit off, she's nice.

What do we think?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (gd9RK)

334 I disagree.

War and Peace is a very large story of both the people involved and a nationalistic narrative of Russia through the first couple of decades of the 19th century.

He obviously didn't film everything in the novel, having largely cut out some fairly prominent minor characters like Denisov, but hyperbole.

I think he captured the grand scope of the overall conflict and brought the characters to life with great skill. Natasha, as played by Lyudmila Savelyeva, is wonderful, for instance.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (zZbCU)


War and Peace is a novel of family, and at large a society embroiled in a cataclysmic even - A WAR.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (zr5Kq)

335 the count also makes a great sammich
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (JFO2v)
========

"Two! TWO slices of ham! Ah, ha, ha, ha, ha!!"

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (dfRN6)

336 Shortest Russian story in world:
Blyat!

Posted by: Raskolnikov at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (Ajr0c)

337 Pick one:

[X] Hey gang, let's talk about Star Trek!

[ ] Hey gang, let's talk about a movie only two people in history have ever seen!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (m45I2)

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I haven't cared about Star Trek since they killed off Han Solo.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (XVuno)

338 Nice! Those cats are still around I think!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (dLLD6)

Ernest Hemingway's house is kept solely for the purpose of supporting those damn cats.

Hemingway was an asshole.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (3R7id)

339 The Russian version is fantastic for the visual art, the version with Henry Fonda is good if you want the short version.
W&P in all its forms is the war through the eyes of the 5%ers, barely getting a perspective from the peasants.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (ZCEU2)

340 What comes next?

Christian devotional from "Our Daily Bread"

https://odb.org/2020/04/03/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (WI7YS)

341 Pelosi at 59 seconds

https://tinyurl.com/rqyq4y9

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (JFO2v)

342 338 Nice! Those cats are still around I think!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (dLLD6)

Ernest Hemingway's house is kept solely for the purpose of supporting those damn cats.

Hemingway was an asshole.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (3R7id)

=========

I thought the style guide would indicate a preference for "Hemingway was asshoe!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:33 AM (zZbCU)

343 Uh oh. I'm getting a longbow vs crossbow vibe here with Bondarchuk War and Peace vs. Hollywood War and Peace.

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at April 03, 2020 10:33 AM (O6DoG)

344 I basically refuse to watch Tiger King

I pay for the Criterion channel and never get to watching it so I am trying to actually use my subscription now (and force my kids to watch decent films)

My feeling is that Tiger King is not reality, but fake. Mostly fake.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:33 AM (j9HX3)

345 Posted by: Marcus T at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (VpIIl)

Ramping up production isn't a matter of flipping a switch. How do you increase production of pulp wood without destroying future crops?

Your anger is misplaced.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:33 AM (dLLD6)

346 Chinese art.

https://bit.ly/3bKUKcX

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (+y/Ru)

347 So some of you monsters have been talking about Tiger King and I watched some of it last night.

I can't decide if it's fascinating or a train wreck. Everyone is horrible. Except for the girl with her arm bit off, she's nice.

What do we think?
Posted by: Bandersnatch


It's a flaming dumpster fire wrapped in a train wreck.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (Oqufv)

348 [X] Hey gang, let's talk about Star Trek!

[ ] Hey gang, let's talk about a movie only two people in history have ever seen!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (m45I2)

----------

I haven't cared about Star Trek since they killed off Han Solo.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (XVuno)


THEY KILLED HAN SOLO ???!!!!

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (zr5Kq)

349 344 I basically refuse to watch Tiger King

I pay for the Criterion channel and never get to watching it so I am trying to actually use my subscription now (and force my kids to watch decent films)

My feeling is that Tiger King is not reality, but fake. Mostly fake.
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:33 AM (j9HX3)

==========

Wes Anderson marathon!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (zZbCU)

350 Ernest was Asshoe

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (EgS06)

351 I thought the style guide would indicate a preference for "Hemingway was asshoe!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:33 AM (zZbCU)

I'm repenting by self-isolating

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (3R7id)

352 Bander,
I couldn't make it through the first episode. Stupid train wreck.

I'd rather watch 90 Day FiancÚ.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (g/Jr3)

353 RIP Bill Withers. One of the all time greats.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (II2Y0)

354 Hemingway was an asshole.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (3R7id)

He was indeed. I am torn between loving his work and finding the man to be a horrid example of humanity.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (dLLD6)

355 Rasmussen OrangeManBad approval dropped from 48 to 44 in one day? Hope that was just a weird blip.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (vezz/)

My personal approval of Trump has dropped, from 98% to 95%.

It would be nice if there was a political party that stood behind the President and helped push back on all the attacks he gets from all fronts. It's not bad enough that he deals with the enemies outside the tent, but he's got to deal with all the Deep Staters inside the tent that are just itching to frag the guy at the first opportunity.

It would be even nicer if there was a media outlet that would be counted on to give a competing view of the world - one that was outside the monomedia echo chamber that has as their mantra OrangeManBad.

It's a shame that none exists. Trump has had to fight this fight alone. I can't imagine anyone else - Cruz included - that would or could withstand what this guy has gone through. And these guys want to do the Impeachment Three: Electric Boogaloo once again?! Really?

On second thought, my approval rating just went back up to 98%.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (iuFgi)

356 [X] Hey gang, let's talk about Star Trek!

[ ] Hey gang, let's talk about a movie only two people in history have ever seen!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (m45I2)

==

there was a fun discussion of Raiders yesterday, in between movie trivia about 80s movies I've never seen

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (G546f)

357 Best thing I ever did was shut off the idiot box.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (EgS06)

358 My feeling is that Tiger King is not reality, but fake. Mostly fake.
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:33 AM (j9HX3)

TCM had a whole day of Akira Kurosawa recently. If you have a Roku, you can get the TCM app and watch anything they've showed for up to 6 weeks. It is really helpful for those times when they show something you really want to see at 3 am.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (V2Yro)

359 337 Pick one:

[X] Hey gang, let's talk about Star Trek!

[ ] Hey gang, let's talk about a movie only two people in history have ever seen!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (m45I2)

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I haven't cared about Star Trek since they killed off Han Solo.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (XVuno)

...

Battleship Potemkin it is!

Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (yL25O)

360

Let them eat cake!

Posted by: Kelly Loeffler (R-Money) at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (pyXq5)

361 354 Hemingway was an asshole.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (3R7id)

He was indeed. I am torn between loving his work and finding the man to be a horrid example of humanity.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (dLLD6)

=========

Since he's dead, at least you don't have to worry about money for his work going to him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (zZbCU)

362 348 [X] Hey gang, let's talk about Star Trek!

[ ] Hey gang, let's talk about a movie only two people in history have ever seen!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (m45I2)

----------

I haven't cared about Star Trek since they killed off Han Solo.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (XVuno)


THEY KILLED HAN SOLO ???!!!!
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (zr5Kq)

spoiler alerts please

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (JFO2v)

363 People are hoarding TP like mofos. It's not normal demand or even a normal-ish spike on demand. It's the over 65 people being let in an hour early being assholes and buying it all up before anyone else can get a chance at it. At least, that's the case at my local grocery store. People are dicks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (NWiLs)

364 I've forced myself to watch MSNBC this morning, to see if that OrangeManBad outfit is running any public service announcements telling their 14 viewers to follow the President's preventative guidelines.

I haven't seen one in the past two hours. But every third ad is a slick, one-minute NBC/MSNBC self-congratulations and self-promotion session.

Posted by: Gref at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (AMIL/)

365 359 Battleship Potemkin it is!
Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (yL25O)

==========

Followed by Strike, comrade.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (zZbCU)

366
xthere was a fun discussion of Raiders yesterday, in between movie trivia about 80s movies I've never seen
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (G546f)


Oh, oh, oh ! vmom !! thanks for turning me onto Ozarks. I'm liking it so far !

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (zr5Kq)

367 Hearing about this King Tiger on the radio music stations even, the new " game of thrones " for general interest?

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (ZCEU2)

368 344 I basically refuse to watch Tiger King

I pay for the Criterion channel and never get to watching it so I am trying to actually use my subscription now (and force my kids to watch decent films)

My feeling is that Tiger King is not reality, but fake. Mostly fake.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:33 AM (j9HX3)


Tiger King is an excellent example why I no longer have cable.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (mSgQG)

369 I'm now convinced that much of the population of this country is insanely risk averse.

None of this should have happened had people just had a little courage to take a few chances.

Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (Fs5vw)

370 It's a shame that none exists. Trump has had to fight this fight alone. I can't imagine anyone else - Cruz included - that would or could withstand what this guy has gone through. And these guys want to do the Impeachment Three: Electric Boogaloo once again?! Really?

On second thought, my approval rating just went back up to 98%.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (iuFgi)

Me too! And any poll today is foolish, the only thing that will matter is how this looks at the end of the summer. And even if things are bad then, Trump will still do well if he's seen as a leader who did everything he could possibly do to fight this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (V2Yro)

371 Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 03, 2020 10:00 AM (g/Jr3)

He's gonna be OK. I know you'll help him through it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (NWiLs)

372 348 [X] Hey gang, let's talk about Star Trek!

[ ] Hey gang, let's talk about a movie only two people in history have ever seen!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (m45I2)

----------

I haven't cared about Star Trek since they killed off Han Solo.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (XVuno)


THEY KILLED HAN SOLO ???!!!!
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (zr5Kq)

...

Well, and Kirk's son !!!!!!
!!!
!
!!!

But sure, sure, focus on Han Solo.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (yL25O)

373 I basically refuse to watch Tiger King



Same here.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (oVJmc)

374 **snickers**

**tiptoes out**

Posted by: Muldoon at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (m45I2)

375 Tiger King...got a link to an article about the story in Esquire magazine. Read the article and decided, yeah...nah.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (R5lpX)

376 People are hoarding TP like mofos. It's not normal demand or even a normal-ish spike on demand. It's the over 65 people being let in an hour early being assholes and buying it all up before anyone else can get a chance at it. At least, that's the case at my local grocery store. People are dicks.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (NWiLs)


I was wondering what is going on. I figured it's that crowd, but how much TP do these folks need ?? Are they sending it overseas or something ?

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (zr5Kq)

377 354 Hemingway was an asshole.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (3R7id)

He was indeed. I am torn between loving his work and finding the man to be a horrid example of humanity.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (dLLD6)

I toured his mansion some years ago. The guide told a funny anecdote:

Ernest and his wife were arguing over her wanting to put a patio extension on the back of the house and Ernest told her she was going to spend his 'last penny'.

He went off on some trip and when he returned, she had added a massive extension on the back of the home complete with these huge pillars. She informed him that one of the pillars had a penny under its foundation.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (3R7id)

378
THEY KILLED HAN SOLO ???!!!!
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (zr5Kq)



Daleks got him.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (oVJmc)

379 The two stores I frequent have toilet paper.
Not the brand I usually buy but both stores
have toilet paper.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (mSgQG)

380 Missed the Samurai marathon, bet some are on demand on the TCM channel

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:38 AM (ZCEU2)

381 Target still has TP if ypu go early on a weekday, if the truck arrives the night before
They limit it to one pack per I think

we went to Costco
they now have a whiteboard outside the entrance listing all out of stock items

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:38 AM (G546f)

382 I haven't seen one in the past two hours. But every third ad is a slick, one-minute NBC/MSNBC self-congratulations and self-promotion session.
Posted by: Gref at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (AMIL/)

That means a lot of unsold or cancelled advertising slots. The news nets are in a trap of their own making. Keep the panic up and lose more revenue. Ease it up and OrangeManBad looks good. What to do!?!

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at April 03, 2020 10:38 AM (O6DoG)

383 THEY KILLED HAN SOLO ???!!!!
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (zr5Kq)

spoiler alerts please
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (JFO2v)

I heard that Picard is a Nexus-8.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 10:38 AM (V2Yro)

384 365 359 Battleship Potemkin it is!
Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (yL25O)

==========

Followed by Strike, comrade.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (zZbCU)

...

And the Oscar for best Odessa Steps reference goes to...Terry Gilliam for Brazil.

But you already knew that.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:38 AM (yL25O)

385 I went through a Dostoevsky phase many years ago. Haven't returned since then.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 03, 2020 10:39 AM (Uu+Jp)

386 I'm not having trouble getting TP, but paper towels are a whole other issue.

I haven't seen a pack of that stuff in 2 weeks.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:39 AM (3R7id)

387 Hearing about this King Tiger on the radio music stations even, the new " game of thrones " for general interest?
Posted by: Skip


It's a redneck, white trash, meth head Game of Thrones.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:39 AM (Oqufv)

388 324 >>Now it's your time to take care of yourself and fuck everyone else.


Yeah, this is about the worst advice you could ever give someone.
Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 10:30 AM (F0Tnc)

I was just going to ignore it but yeah I agree with you.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:39 AM (YT5Rb)

389 I caught the end of Seven Samuai the other day, it had the old TV aspect ratio. They must have paid 57 cents for the rights.

It's still the greatest movie ever made, though.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 10:39 AM (gd9RK)

390 369 I'm now convinced that much of the population of this country is insanely risk averse.

None of this should have happened had people just had a little courage to take a few chances.
Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (Fs5vw)

Well, yes. We've been raising kids that way for several decades now. I myself was raised that way to a highly dysfunctional degree, the effects of which I'm only recently starting to overcome. We're seeing the natural outgrowth of overparenting, stranger danger, over control, over scheduling, and a general destruction of any sense of normal independence and reasonable risk-taking.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:39 AM (NWiLs)

391 Well, and Kirk's son !!!!!!
!!!
!
!!!

But sure, sure, focus on Han Solo.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (yL25O)

STOP! STOP !! I WON"T LISTEN !!

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:40 AM (zr5Kq)

392 384 Battleship Potemkin it is!
Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (yL25O)

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Followed by Strike, comrade.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (zZbCU)

...

And the Oscar for best Odessa Steps reference goes to...Terry Gilliam for Brazil.

But you already knew that.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:38 AM (yL25O)

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Runner up:

The overrated The Untouchables.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:40 AM (zZbCU)

393 He went off on some trip and when he returned, she
had added a massive extension on the back of the home complete with
these huge pillars. She informed him that one of the pillars had a penny
under its foundation.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (3R7id)

I like that story. He was so insistent on getting the last word and being morally superior...it is gratifying whenever he didn't!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:40 AM (dLLD6)

394 Missed the Samurai marathon, bet some are on demand on the TCM channel
Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:38 AM (ZCEU2)


Last night TCM showed the original The Taking of Pelham 123 with Walter Matthau. I haven't seen in in a long time, so it's in my queue along with the John Hurt 1984.

I should keep a list of all the movies I've been watching so far.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:40 AM (2JVJo)

395 I see now that Zoom is using the Linkedin api to get into your connections and communications.
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:13 AM (JFO2v)

Malware piggy-backing upon malware. It's going viral.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 10:41 AM (miJU3)

396 "Your anger is misplaced.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:33 AM (dLLD6)"

Not at all. I spoke with an analyst who has covered this industry for years. It's mostly an issue of dislocation between the commercial and consumer markets and they DON'T want to make an investment in what they believe will be short term demand. By the way, they had a gross margin last year of ~65%. But who knows. Maybe you know more. Than a guy who has been covering them for 25 years.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 03, 2020 10:41 AM (VpIIl)

397 People are hoarding TP like mofos. It's not normal demand or even a normal-ish spike on demand. It's the over 65 people being let in an hour early being assholes and buying it all up before anyone else can get a chance at it. At least, that's the case at my local grocery store.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (NWiLs)

People suddenly having to crap @home instead of work is causing the demand spike....people over 65 aren't crapping anymore than before....trust me.

Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2020 10:41 AM (X/Pw5)

398 382 I haven't seen one in the past two hours. But every third ad is a slick, one-minute NBC/MSNBC self-congratulations and self-promotion session.
Posted by: Gref at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (AMIL/)

That means a lot of unsold or cancelled advertising slots. The news nets are in a trap of their own making. Keep the panic up and lose more revenue. Ease it up and OrangeManBad looks good. What to do!?!

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at April 03, 2020 10:38 AM (O6DoG)


Those frequent circle-jerk ads have been standard operating procedure on MSNBC for years.

Posted by: Gref at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (AMIL/)

399 I think both the Seven Samurai and Magnificent Seven are both in my top 10 war movie list.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (ZCEU2)

400 Oh, oh, oh ! vmom !! thanks for turning me onto Ozarks. I'm liking it so far !
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (zr5Kq)

The first scene of season one made me not watch the show for months coz it gave me tge wrong idea about where it was goung; glad hubby decided to give it a try so I got to give it a second chance.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (G546f)

401 389 I caught the end of Seven Samuai the other day, it had the old TV aspect ratio. They must have paid 57 cents for the rights.

It's still the greatest movie ever made, though.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 10:39 AM (gd9RK)

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It was filmed in 1.33:1, so you saw it right.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (zZbCU)

402 Update from the Bee:

Disaster: Trump's Been Binge-Watching Netflix And He Just Bought 17 Tigers

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (+y/Ru)

403 People are hoarding TP like mofos. It's not normal demand or even a normal-ish spike on demand. It's the over 65 people being let in an hour early being assholes and buying it all up before anyone else can get a chance at it. At least, that's the case at my local grocery store. People are dicks.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (NWiLs)


I was wondering what is going on. I figured it's that crowd, but how much TP do these folks need ?? Are they sending it overseas or something ?
Posted by: runner


It's because when one person sneezes, a hundred around them shit themselves.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (Oqufv)

404 I like that story. He was so insistent on getting the last word and being morally superior...it is gratifying whenever he didn't!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 10:40 AM (dLLD6)

Considering he left the whole thing to fucking cats, I'd say he got the last word.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (3R7id)

405 "The Magnificent Seven" has one of the best casually dangerous lines, ever: "We deal in lead, friend."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (g8Yc+)

406 Big X on tiger king.

Not remotely a possibility.

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (RwjKD)

407
Ernest was Asshoe
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory


Hey Vern, chill out!

Posted by: Ernest T. at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (aKsyK)

408 394 I should keep a list of all the movies I've been watching so far.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:40 AM (2JVJo)

===========

I used Netflix's DVD platform, but I've started moving everything to IMDb. It's more reliable, and Netflix DVD is running on borrowed time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (zZbCU)

409 I was wondering what is going on. I figured it's that crowd, but how much TP do these folks need ?? Are they sending it overseas or something ?
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (zr5Kq)

Haven't a clue. Padding their walkers, maybe. But that's what's going on here, as confirmed by multiple inside sources.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (NWiLs)

410 KTY and hubby both have to use zoom - any way to protect themselves?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (G546f)

411 one package of toilet paper per person. ration it like gas or some shit. enough of these fucks buying it all up before anyone else has a chance at it. it's fucking stupid. these assholes will have asswipe until the year 2027.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (KP5rU)

412 Thanks for the portrait. I had never seen a picture of Dostoyevsky before. He has a thoughtful face which is appropriate for one who experienced suffering, since he was imprisoned in a Siberian penal colony. I am reading a book of his about that now, "In the House of The Dead" but I had to lay it aside because it's not what you would call light reading. I like his novels (as I like those of Tolstoy), but why do Russians write such very long novels?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (WI7YS)

413 Reading "Count of Monte Cristo" right now. Even if that's not true, it's totally believable.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (VQp/A)

the count also makes a great sammich
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (JFO2v)

this has been made several times, but I think my favorite is the Richard Chamberlain version from the 70's. Although the Jim Cavazeil version is quite good as well.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 10:44 AM (V2Yro)

414 I caught the end of Seven Samuai the other day, it had the old TV aspect ratio. They must have paid 57 cents for the rights.

It's still the greatest movie ever made, though.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 10:39 AM (gd9RK)


**Spock eyebrow**

I'll let that pass without comment.

Are you, AtC and Eris going to be able to make the MoMe in August?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:44 AM (2JVJo)

415 I'm now convinced that much of the population of this country is insanely risk averse.

None of this should have happened had people just had a little courage to take a few chances.
Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (Fs5vw)

That goes for any military action too. Any casualty is unacceptable . More than one is a quagmire. If you disagree you are an evil globalist.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:44 AM (YT5Rb)

416 I caught the end of Seven Samuai the other day, it had the old TV aspect ratio. They must have paid 57 cents for the rights.

It's still the greatest movie ever made, though.



According to IMDB, it was filmed in 1.33:1 (4:3).


Widescreen was a reaction to television, and really didn't start until 1955 with Cinerama (though there are some variations in aspect throughout film history). SS was made in 1954.

So for a lot of old films, 4:3 *IS* the full image. Any 'widescreen' release is actually cropped.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:45 AM (oVJmc)

417 411 one package of toilet paper per person. ration it like gas or some shit. enough of these fucks buying it all up before anyone else has a chance at it. it's fucking stupid. these assholes will have asswipe until the year 2027.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM

The people doing this ARE asswipes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:45 AM (NWiLs)

418 I watched 2 episodes of Ozarks and hated it. It gets better?

I despise drug cartel shows, just saying. W

Ambitious supposed to like the protagonist? Or his slutty wife?

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:45 AM (RwjKD)

419 Runner up:

The overrated The Untouchables.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:40 AM (zZbCU)

...

I mean, I experience poorly contained self satisfaction every time I'm like oh hey we're in an Odessa steps reference and everyone everyone YOU GUYS I've actually watched the movie you know.

It's the one bit of airs I carry around from the Ivy League.

But the Untouchables couldn't actually have the mom shot through the eye so boo.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:45 AM (yL25O)

420 Have enough bar chain oil for 1 more shot at cutting up a very large tree trunk, have it in 3 pieces so at least can move them around a little but smaller yet will make it easier.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:45 AM (ZCEU2)

421 I was just going to ignore it but yeah I agree with you.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:39 AM (YT5Rb)


Yeah, ignore it...

Teach your family to sing "Imagine" when you're out of money and hungry.

Posted by: jwest at April 03, 2020 10:45 AM (mrrpT)

422 The first scene of season one made me not watch the show for months coz it gave me tge wrong idea about where it was goung; glad hubby decided to give it a try so I got to give it a second chance.
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:42 AM (G546f)


Yeah, I was readying for a Foyles' War marathon (all 9 seasons)...which is good, don't get me wrong.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (zr5Kq)

423 >>Pelosi at 59 seconds

https://tinyurl.com/rqyq4y9



Aside from her encouraging people to go to Chinatown 1 month *after* Trump's travel ban, look at her walking. Reminds me of Biden - arm locked tightly with another person, looking down as if the next step requires her concentration. How old is she?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (bDqIh)

424 416 According to IMDB, it was filmed in 1.33:1 (4:3).


Widescreen was a reaction to television, and really didn't start until 1955 with Cinerama (though there are some variations in aspect throughout film history). SS was made in 1954.

So for a lot of old films, 4:3 *IS* the full image. Any 'widescreen' release is actually cropped.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:45 AM (oVJmc)

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That being said, I always felt like Seven Samurai would have benefited being shot in a wider aspect ratio.

That's most evident in the final shot of the film, with the remaining samurai in front of the graves of those that have fallen. It feels like the shot should continue out on both sides to include more of the graves.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (zZbCU)

425 It was filmed in 1.33:1, so you saw it right.


Huh. You're right. I own the Criterion version and I've watched it four hundred and twelve times, why did I not notice?

Anyway, I got the box set of 25 Zatoichi movies for Christmas a few years ago. Maybe the Wuhans will get me to watch them all.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (gd9RK)

426 Well, yes. We've been raising kids that way for several decades now. I myself was raised that way to a highly dysfunctional degree, the effects of which I'm only recently starting to overcome. We're seeing the natural outgrowth of overparenting, stranger danger, over control, over scheduling, and a general destruction of any sense of normal independence and reasonable risk-taking.
Posted by: Insomniac


Started changing in the early 70's with Halloween.
I can remember getting homemade treats from neighbors and felt cheated when I got a candy bar.
Real caramel apples. Real rice krispee squares. Real popcorn balls.

Then that bullshit with razor blades in treat and everyone suddenly went to candy bars, and the race to the helicopter parent was on.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (Oqufv)

427 KTY and hubby both have to use zoom - any way to protect themselves?

Make sure you have the latest version - there were updates this morning to fix all of the things the tech press has been reporting on (most scarily the one about transmitting your Windows password). Don't run Zoom when you aren't on a call, and maybe unplug your camera (if it's not a laptop) when you aren't on a call.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (ZGrMX)

428 this has been made several times, but I think my favorite is the Richard Chamberlain version from the 70's.
-----
With Tony Curtis and Donald Pleasance! That one was pretty good.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 10:47 AM (g8Yc+)

429 Posted by: Ian S. at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (ZGrMX)

tha, will tell them

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:47 AM (G546f)

430 427 KTY and hubby both have to use zoom - any way to protect themselves?

Make sure you have the latest version - there were updates this morning to fix all of the things the tech press has been reporting on (most scarily the one about transmitting your Windows password). Don't run Zoom when you aren't on a call, and maybe unplug your camera (if it's not a laptop) when you aren't on a call.
Posted by: Ian S. at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (ZGrMX)

In addition, the worst exploit requires the user to click on a link in a zoom chat, so don't click on any links in zoom chat.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:47 AM (3R7id)

431 I toured his mansion some years ago. The guide told a funny anecdote:

Ernest and his wife were arguing over her wanting to put a patio extension on the back of the house and Ernest told her she was going to spend his 'last penny'.

He went off on some trip and when he returned, she had added a massive extension on the back of the home complete with these huge pillars. She informed him that one of the pillars had a penny under its foundation.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (3R7id)


About 10 years ago went with a bunch of Boy Scouts down to Seabase for the Key's Adventure program. On the day to explore Key West these guys voted to take the tour of the mansion. Apparently several had to read him in English class and they were intrigued.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 03, 2020 10:47 AM (1dJNh)

432 I'm now convinced that much of the population of this country is insanely risk averse.

None of this should have happened had people just had a little courage to take a few chances.
Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 10:36 AM (Fs5vw)

That goes for any military action too. Any casualty is unacceptable . More than one is a quagmire. If you disagree you are an evil globalist.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here


What's funny? 60 to 80,000 deaths from the flu doesn't even register.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:47 AM (Oqufv)

433 335
the count also makes a great sammich

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:28 AM (JFO2v)

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"Two! TWO slices of ham! Ah, ha, ha, ha, ha!!"

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 03, 2020 10:31 AM (dfRN6)

The only Fawlty Towers episode I remember is about a Monte Cristo sandwich.

Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:47 AM (VQp/A)

434 425 It was filmed in 1.33:1, so you saw it right.


Huh. You're right. I own the Criterion version and I've watched it four hundred and twelve times, why did I not notice?

Anyway, I got the box set of 25 Zatoichi movies for Christmas a few years ago. Maybe the Wuhans will get me to watch them all.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (gd9RK)

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Nice.

The only huge boxset from Criterion I own is the Ingmar Bergman box set. That took me months to get through, and I loved it the whole way.

I really want to get their set of Jacques Demy movies, but it's ridiculously overpriced right now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:48 AM (zZbCU)

435 thanks, not tha, lol

thanks, Ian

we are paranoid about cameras so they already have the little cover thing

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:48 AM (G546f)

436 >>Teach your family to sing "Imagine" when you're out of money and hungry.


Better than teaching them to steal.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 10:48 AM (F0Tnc)

437 341 Pelosi at 59 seconds

https://tinyurl.com/rqyq4y9

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 03, 2020 10:32 AM (JFO2v)


Thanks. That's Pelosi on Feb. 24. I guess she's one of the few members of the Dem-Media Complex who didn't read the emails sent on Jan. 4, by Joe Biden and Joe Scarborough, saying Trump has already failed on Wuhan Flu planning and preparations.

Posted by: Gref at April 03, 2020 10:48 AM (AMIL/)

438 one package of toilet paper per person. ration it
like gas or some shit. enough of these fucks buying it all up before
anyone else has a chance at it. it's fucking stupid. these assholes will
have asswipe until the year 2027.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (KP5rU)


Stores around here are doing that for paper products, milk and a few other products. Signs all over the store about 1 per customer

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 03, 2020 10:48 AM (wf/AT)

439 Aside from her encouraging people to go to Chinatown 1 month *after* Trump's travel ban, look at her walking. Reminds me of Biden - arm locked tightly with another person, looking down as if the next step requires her concentration. How old is she?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (bDqIh)

She just turned 80, I think.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (Ez6QX)

440 How old is she?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 03, 2020 10:46 AM (bDqIh)

She just turned 80.

Third in line to the presidency. I try not to think about that too much.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (XrCyE)

441 I watched 2 episodes of Ozarks and hated it. It gets better?

I despise drug cartel shows, just saying. W

Ambitious supposed to like the protagonist? Or his slutty wife?
Posted by: dagny


I'm just not a Jason Bateman fan. Never was.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (Oqufv)

442 Peolsi is physically 80. She's actually much older though.

Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (Tnijr)

443 I bought 12 rolls of toilet paper before all the corona virus BIG scare when we were down to one roll. We have now used 1 roll. Unless we have intestinal flu I trust it will last us for quite some time. People do not need to hoard toilet paper.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (WI7YS)

444 I should keep a list of all the movies I've been watching so far.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:40 AM (2JVJo)

===========

I used Netflix's DVD platform, but I've started moving everything to IMDb. It's more reliable, and Netflix DVD is running on borrowed time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (zZbCU)


Except for 1984 and Pelham, I've been going through my DVDs, a lot of which I bought but have never watched.

So far I've seen Cleopatra, Dreyer's Vampyr, the silent comedy The Girl in the Pullman with poor Marie Prevost and a 15-part 1919 serial, A Woman in Gray, starring Arlene Pretty.

I liked how Dreyer used the end of Griffith's A Corner in Wheat to kill the doctor in Vampyr.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (2JVJo)

445 Imagine: Sean Ono Lennon - "Official Media Have Lost Their Legitimacy" After "Calling it the Wuhan Virus But Only Days Later" Saying That's Racist

-
This is like saying that I have lost the Heavyweight Championship Title. You can't lose what you never had.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

446 I've been waching bad westerns on Netflix, Didn't think there were so many. Watched Big Kill last night, fucking took the cake it was so bad.Even the boobies couldn't help.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (8JqLB)

447 What's that word for the demon that posses you?

Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (Tnijr)

448 376 People are hoarding TP like mofos. It's not normal demand or even a normal-ish spike on demand. It's the over 65 people being let in an hour early being assholes and buying it all up before anyone else can get a chance at it. At least, that's the case at my local grocery store. People are dicks.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (NWiLs)


I was wondering what is going on. I figured it's that crowd, but how much TP do these folks need ?? Are they sending it overseas or something ?
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (zr5Kq)


It's like .22 LR ammo. When the Burning Times come, TP will be the new currency.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (di1hb)

449 444 I liked how Dreyer used the end of Griffith's A Corner in Wheat to kill the doctor in Vampyr.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (2JVJo)

===========

The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of my favorite movies ever, and I still haven't seen any other Dreyers. Vampyr is in my queue, so is Master of the House. I'll get to them eventually.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:50 AM (zZbCU)

450 but why do Russians write such very long novels?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (WI7YS)


What else ya gonna do during those long Russian winter's?

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 03, 2020 10:50 AM (R5lpX)

451
The only Fawlty Towers episode I remember is about a Monte Cristo sandwich.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:47 AM (VQp/A)
======

I remember the one about the Waldorf salad. It's my least favorite.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 03, 2020 10:50 AM (dfRN6)

452 Better than teaching them to steal.
Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 10:48 AM (F0Tnc)


When you're standing next to a stop light with a sign that reads "anything will help", make sure you add "I paid Chase and Bank of America on time".

I'm sure their CEOs will be glad at bonus time.

Posted by: jwest at April 03, 2020 10:50 AM (mrrpT)

453 418 I watched 2 episodes of Ozarks and hated it. It gets better?

I despise drug cartel shows, just saying. W

Ambitious supposed to like the protagonist? Or his slutty wife?
Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 10:45 AM (RwjKD)


Agree. We dragged through Season 1, at the end of which lamenting that all of the characters were not killed. Utterly contemptible people.

Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 10:50 AM (90T4r)

454 446 I've been waching bad westerns on Netflix, Didn't think there were so many. Watched Big Kill last night, fucking took the cake it was so bad.Even the boobies couldn't help.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (8JqLB)

=========

Unpossible.

Hollywood only made great movies in the past.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:51 AM (zZbCU)

455 She just turned 80.

-
She should be up on the Kremlin viewing stand with the other red relics.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

456 I remember the one about the Waldorf salad. It's my least favorite.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 03, 2020 10:50 AM (dfRN6)

Don't. Mention. The war!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:51 AM (NWiLs)

457 I suspect Marcus T is right on this one.

If the Koch Knochkers are involved, it stinks.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 10:51 AM (ykYG2)

458 Ambitious supposed to like the protagonist? Or his slutty wife?
Posted by: dagny

Everyone hates the wife
My favorite characters in season 1 were the son and the curly blonde trailer chick

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:51 AM (G546f)

459 I think the TP issue is just human nature. When things started getting weird, TP was the first thing to get cleaned out so now people are buying it up because it is hard to find.

No idea what breaks the cycle, but here we are.

I'm personally grateful we have such a robust supply chain that food is still readily available.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:51 AM (3R7id)

460 That means a lot of unsold or cancelled advertising slots

[WEEPS]

it means a lot of fired ad execs!!!

ugh everyone is just cancelling everything

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:51 AM (j9HX3)

461 Runner up:

The overrated The Untouchables.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:40 AM (zZbCU)


I like The Untouchables, though frankly, without Connery the movie has nothing. DeNiro is just doing "shouty fat man" and Costner is Costner.

Now, The Black Dahlia - that sucked diseased surprise otter dick. Two hours of my life I'll never get back. Even the score sucked.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (2JVJo)

462 The only Fawlty Towers episode I remember is about a Monte Cristo sandwich.
Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 10:47 AM (VQp/A)
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There are *no* waldorfs in a Waldorf Salad.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (g8Yc+)

463 Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 03, 2020 10:50 AM (R5lpX)

I guess that's it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (WI7YS)

464 if i hear imagine one more time, the cv19 death rate will plummet to zero. some other rate may explode. when will we have another we are the world, clusterfuck so all the make believe fucks can feed their egos. total bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (KP5rU)

465 I watched 2 episodes of Ozarks and hated it.

So did I. It was wall-to-wall depressing.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (XrCyE)

466 What's funny? 60 to 80,000 deaths from the flu doesn't even register.
Posted by: rickb223

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Exactly. I've been railing on about this for years: Americans are, as a group, utterly incapable of evaluating risks properly.

This event is just one more example.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (Y4EXg)

467 We dragged through Season 1, at the end of which lamenting that all of the characters were not killed. Utterly contemptible people.

We already have one Breaking Bad, I'm in no hurry to watch another one.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (ykYG2)

468 464 if i hear imagine one more time, the cv19 death rate will plummet to zero. some other rate may explode. when will we have another we are the world, clusterfuck so all the make believe fucks can feed their egos. total bullshit.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (KP5rU)

The Chinese model of disease control

Posted by: ghbucky at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (3R7id)

469 450 but why do Russians write such very long novels?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 10:43 AM (WI7YS)

...

Dostoevsky iirc was writing it chapter by chapter for a newspaper. At least Brothers Karamatzov.

Which is why some early chapters are the way they are--like the one whole chapter that's a sermon.

He was literally getting paid by the line so zero incentive to brevity.

It's stunning to read the book afterward and realize he could never edit the previous chapter as he proceeded, since it had been published.

That's my understanding anyway.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:53 AM (yL25O)

470 I'm personally grateful we have such a robust supply chain that food is still readily available.
Posted by: ghbucky


Another six to eight weeks of house arrest and it won't be robust.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:53 AM (Oqufv)

471 >>Teach your family to sing "Imagine" when you're out of money and hungry.

I'm fortunate and that won't happen anytime soon and will help those in my circle . I'll be teaching them to watch out for people like you.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 10:53 AM (YT5Rb)

472 Everyone hates the wife
My favorite characters in season 1 were the son and the curly blonde trailer chick


Ozark is great. The characters are all ...nuanced. the main "protagonists" are NOT likable, but I felt that way about Breaking Bad. I hated Walt, his wife, her sister, the DEA agent ... I only liked Jessie and Mike lol

The young blonde "hick" girl is awesome. Incredible actress.

Later in the series Dabney Coleman is in it - he's amazing. It's really good, just trust me

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:53 AM (j9HX3)

473 Americans are, as a group, utterly incapable of evaluating risks properly.


*cough*

Posted by: Kelly Loeffler (R-Money) at April 03, 2020 10:53 AM (pyXq5)

474 461 Now, The Black Dahlia - that sucked diseased surprise otter dick. Two hours of my life I'll never get back. Even the score sucked.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:52 AM (2JVJo)

===========

I have a soft spot for The Black Dahlia. It's not good, but it has two absolutely fantastic sequences (the discovery of the body, and the death of Aaron Eckhart's character). Outside of that, it's goofy in not a great way.

James Ellroy insists that the three hour director's cut is the best adaptation of his work ever, but he has nothing kind to say about the theatrical cut. I want to see that director's cut.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:53 AM (zZbCU)

475 >>When you're standing next to a stop light with a sign that reads "anything will help", make sure you add "I paid Chase and Bank of America on time".


You are a dishonorable scum bag. And if you think that you are stealing from anyone but your neighbors, you are grossly mistaken.

People like you are a bigger problem than any bank.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (F0Tnc)

476 also Ozark is basically a black comedy
if it doesn't make you laugh, it's not the show for you, imo

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (G546f)

477 The only Fawlty Towers episode I remember is about a Monte Cristo sandwich.
Posted by: Kris

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Que?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (Y4EXg)

478
Agree. We dragged through Season 1, at the end of which lamenting that all of the characters were not killed. Utterly contemptible people.



There are a lot of series where I just want everyone dead.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (oVJmc)

479 478
Agree. We dragged through Season 1, at the end of which lamenting that all of the characters were not killed. Utterly contemptible people.


There are a lot of series where I just want everyone dead.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (oVJmc)

==========

*nods sagaciously*

Friends.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (zZbCU)

480 443 I bought 12 rolls of toilet paper before all the corona virus BIG scare when we were down to one roll. We have now used 1 roll. Unless we have intestinal flu I trust it will last us for quite some time. People do not need to hoard toilet paper.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (WI7YS)


Our consumption is elevated, as Mrs IMG has some sort of irritated bowel thing going on. No diagnosis as yet. Awaiting word on whether her colonoscopy will go as scheduled.

So far, I have managed to get several dozen rolls over the past three weeks. A nine pack of Charmin red label Ultra (which, in a pinch and double up can serve as a tow cable), but mostly house brand 2 ply.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (di1hb)

481 Unpossible.

Hollywood only made great movies in the past.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:51 AM (zZbCU)

...

What these streaming services have done is proved that there are levels way, way, way below Roger Corman.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (yL25O)

482 447 What's that word for the demon that posses you?
Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 03, 2020 10:49 AM (Tnijr)


Democrat

Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (Fs5vw)

483 The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of my favorite movies ever, and I still haven't seen any other Dreyers. Vampyr is in my queue, so is Master of the House. I'll get to them eventually.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:50 AM (zZbCU)


The Criterion version comes with Dreyer's script, which makes things slightly clearer. It's a very impressionistic film, and confusing for a first-time viewer. I might do a write up for it for the movie thread for this Hallowe'en - when is a vampire movie not a vampire movie?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (2JVJo)

484 Another six to eight weeks of house arrest and it won't be robust.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:53 AM (Oqufv)


It's less than thirty days.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (mSgQG)

485 What's funny? 60 to 80,000 deaths from the flu doesn't even register.
Posted by: rickb223

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Exactly. I've been railing on about this for years: Americans are, as a group, utterly incapable of evaluating risks properly.

This event is just one more example.
Posted by: Tonypete


And they'll argue with you about why those deaths don't matter.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (Oqufv)

486 People do not need to hoard toilet paper.

Cheryl Crow was right. One square and make it count - then hit the shower. It's unpleasant, but that's why you have soap.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (ykYG2)

487 The risk aversion is due to our new country identity as a matriarchy

females are risk-averse

this is just another indicator that we are effectively a matriarchy now

that, by the way, is INCREDIBLY bad. you do NOT want to be a matriarchy. get really for collapse if we continue this way!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 03, 2020 10:56 AM (j9HX3)

488 RIP Bill Withers. One of the all time greats.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (II2Y0)
++++++++++++
YUGE bummer.
https://youtu.be/g3hBYTkI-sE

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 03, 2020 10:56 AM (Q8c/L)

489 481 Unpossible.

Hollywood only made great movies in the past.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:51 AM (zZbCU)

...

What these streaming services have done is proved that there are levels way, way, way below Roger Corman.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (yL25O)

===========

Cultural memory of art is heavily weighted towards things that the culture overall liked.

So, we remember The Wizard of Oz but not Blondie Brings Up Baby.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:56 AM (zZbCU)

490 *nods sagaciously*

Friends.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

If you get a chance, watch Pitch Meeting for Friends

Posted by: Bruce at April 03, 2020 10:56 AM (vd8XM)

491


"Lean on me, when you're not strong..."

Bill Withers, RIP


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 03, 2020 10:56 AM (pS94+)

492 "Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (NWiLs)"

This is exactly what people are telling me. They were getting there early right after senior hours and the place was wiped out. The same people every day buying out the stock.

But to the other point. I have family who worked for a paper company on TP production. These are not exactly high tech lines in they cannot want to retool. They are cheap ass MF and won't spend the money. One told me they are lying out of their asses about what's going on. They're also incompetent

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at April 03, 2020 10:56 AM (wElh/)

493 When this is over I am going to take a road trip, find jwest's restaurant and leave an upper decker in every toilet in the place.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 10:56 AM (F0Tnc)

494 Son in law is production manager at a Georgia Pacific plant and they are cranking paper products out as fast as they can. They unfortunately have had several production employees come to work sick thinking they were indispensable and at least one might have had the Chinese bat soup flu. Stupid things like that are not going to help.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 03, 2020 10:57 AM (1dJNh)

495 483 The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of my favorite movies ever, and I still haven't seen any other Dreyers. Vampyr is in my queue, so is Master of the House. I'll get to them eventually.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:50 AM (zZbCU)

The Criterion version comes with Dreyer's script, which makes things slightly clearer. It's a very impressionistic film, and confusing for a first-time viewer. I might do a write up for it for the movie thread for this Hallowe'en - when is a vampire movie not a vampire movie?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (2JVJo)

==========

I'm open to that. Write it up, and, like last time with Haxan, I'll watch Vampyr last second so I can actually talk about it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:57 AM (zZbCU)

496 *nods sagaciously*

Friends.


The first two seasons of Friends were great. And then they emasculated all the male characters. It blew goats after that.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 03, 2020 10:57 AM (XrCyE)

497 That guy is painted just like I feel today.


meh.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 10:57 AM (LIhNq)

498 477 The only Fawlty Towers episode I remember is about a Monte Cristo sandwich.
Posted by: Kris

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Que?
Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (Y4EXg)



Manuel, please try to understand before one of us dies!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 03, 2020 10:57 AM (pS94+)

499 yeah, I agree, if you got Super Colon Blow (tm) going on, you'll need more TP. But that's why those of us who are healthy should be less wasteful.

Sheryl Crow, a Cassandra for our time

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 10:57 AM (ykYG2)

500 One thing I have noticed is that people's ability to calculate risk is very messed up. Also, that HR depts and lawyers are really the ones in charge of a large swath of corporations.

I think companies are starting to awake to the reality that, while they could get sued if someone gets sick, they are definitely losing money if they are shut down.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:57 AM (A5zUN)

501
There are a lot of series where I just want everyone dead.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (oVJmc)


I felt that way watching Better Call Saul.

Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 10:57 AM (Fs5vw)

502 Bill Withers, RIP

Now there was a voice.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 03, 2020 10:58 AM (XrCyE)

503 Oh, I forgot - I have also watched 1970s The Honeymoon Killers and a truly bizarre DeMille film from 1930, Madam Satan.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:58 AM (2JVJo)

504 Exactly. I've been railing on about this for years: Americans are, as a group, utterly incapable of evaluating risks properly.

This event is just one more example.
Posted by: Tonypete


And they'll argue with you about why those deaths don't matter.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (Oqufv)
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Remember, this is the same country that is going nuts over the idea of 100K people dying from Kung Flu yet doesn't give a second thought to the 1 million abortions every year.

Posted by: Zombie Victor Hugo at April 03, 2020 10:58 AM (WEBkv)

505 501
There are a lot of series where I just want everyone dead.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (oVJmc)


I felt that way watching Better Call Saul.
Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 10:57 AM (Fs5vw)

Clue - Better Call Saul connection: what is it?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:59 AM (NWiLs)

506 not everyone in Friends needed to die - just Ross and Rachel

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:59 AM (G546f)

507 498 477 The only Fawlty Towers episode I remember is about a Monte Cristo sandwich.
Posted by: Kris

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Que?
Posted by: Tonypete

Manuel, please try to understand before one of us dies!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

----

I loved almost all of the series but what really took the cake for me was the "Flowery Twats" sign out front on one episode.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:59 AM (Y4EXg)

508 I loved almost all of the series but what really took the cake for me was the "Flowery Twats" sign out front on one episode.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:59 AM (Y4EXg)

"Farty Towels"

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:59 AM (NWiLs)

509 this area was built on paper. kimberly clark (kc) has more mills shuttered around here than they have running. most of the paper machines are now in beech island, sc. you can't ramp shit up without machinery. paper companies always max out production on all equipment all the time. when you always run wide open, hard to expand production. idle machinery is not cost effective in that business.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (KP5rU)

510 Tubi has a lot of great old crap and obscure films.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (oVJmc)

511 /off wordy wordsmith sock

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (WEBkv)

512 My deal about movies and series is that my tastes are always character driven; if I disdain the characters, I reject the production.

Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (90T4r)

513 501
There are a lot of series where I just want everyone dead.



The Marvelous Miss Maisel is like that, but alas no one dies ever.

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (RwjKD)

514 RIP Bill Withers. One of the all time greats.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 03, 2020 10:34 AM (II2Y0)

Aww..that sucks. I just learned how to play Ain't No Sunshine last week.

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (alrWI)

515 512 My deal about movies and series is that my tastes are always character driven; if I disdain the characters, I reject the production.
Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (90T4r)

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Big There Will Be Blood fan, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (zZbCU)

516 not everyone in Friends needed to die - just Ross and Rachel
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:59 AM (G546f)


and Monica, and Chandler...

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (zr5Kq)

517 not everyone in Friends needed to die - just Ross and Rachel
Posted by: vmom 2020

Without Rachel, how would you know that every room in New York is cold?

Posted by: Bruce at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (vd8XM)

518 not everyone in Friends needed to die - just Ross and Rachel
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 10:59 AM (G546f)
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No argument there.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (WEBkv)

519 510 Tubi has a lot of great old crap and obscure films.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (oVJmc)


That is one quirky channel.

Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (90T4r)

520 People are hoarding TP like mofos. It's not normal demand or even a normal-ish spike on demand. It's the over 65 people being let in an hour early being assholes and buying it all up before anyone else can get a chance at it. At least, that's the case at my local grocery store. People are dicks.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:35 AM (NWiLs)

The retailers are not helping. Easiest way to end the hoarding spree? Sell rain checks for TP. Walk in store, go to cashier or Customer Service, and pay the normal retail price for one package of cannon fodder. Limit of one rain check per customer. Clerk totes up all rainchecks, and when a shipment of bum wad arrives, enough units are sequestered in the back rooms to honor the rainchecks. Raincheck holders pop into store periodically (they are buying other stuff, right?), present raincheck to Customer Service, and a unit is fetched for him/her.

Process is tedious enough to deter hoarders, but less tedious than joining the daily scramble for those who really need it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (miJU3)

521
You are a dishonorable scum bag. And if you think that you are stealing from anyone but your neighbors, you are grossly mistaken.

People like you are a bigger problem than any bank.
Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (F0Tnc)


No, I'm the one who did everything right while the dishonorable scum bags prospered. I've decided that I'm not going to be the one starting over from the bottom while the banks decide how big their bonuses will be at the end of the quarter.

You don't seem to realize just how bad things are going to be when the health aspect of this crisis ends. As I said, if you follow the precautions and everything turns out rosy, simply walk down to the bank and pay back all the loans.

If everything turns to shit, keep the cash and tell the banks to take a hike.

Posted by: jwest at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (mrrpT)

522 They can ration 1 per customer, but the fuckers will take it out to their truck and come back in to buy more.

Posted by: Corn Fed at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (EA1BR)

523 Cultural memory of art is heavily weighted towards things that the culture overall liked.

So, we remember The Wizard of Oz but not Blondie Brings Up Baby.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 10:56 AM (zZbCU)
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When my sister and I were going through my Mom's stuff after she passed, we came across a crap-ton of sheet music for popular songs from the 40s and 50s that we had never heard of. It brought home just how ephemeral most of popular culture is.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (g8Yc+)

524 Without Rachel, how would you know that every room in New York is cold?
Posted by: Bruce at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (vd8XM)
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Monica.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (WEBkv)

525 515 512 My deal about movies and series is that my tastes are always character driven; if I disdain the characters, I reject the production.
Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (90T4r)

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Big There Will Be Blood fan, huh?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (zZbCU)


Lolol!!!

Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (90T4r)

526 I would have gladly stabbed Rachel. In all her holes. Numerous times.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 11:02 AM (F0Tnc)

527 and Monica, and Chandler...

And Joey and the dumb blond bint

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 11:02 AM (RwjKD)

528 If Mr Poppins is still here,
I bought your book last night and stayed up until 3AM reading it. Your fault that I'm a tired lil witch with no patience for homeschooling kiddos today

But seriously, I really enjoyed it, and look forward to more

Posted by: Euro at April 03, 2020 11:02 AM (btqC6)

529 When my sister and I were going through my Mom's stuff after she passed, we came across a crap-ton of sheet music for popular songs from the 40s and 50s that we had never heard of. It brought home just how ephemeral most of popular culture is.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (g8Yc+)

good observation

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 11:02 AM (zr5Kq)

530 Friends? Never watched one episode

Posted by: It's me donna at April 03, 2020 11:03 AM (5bxa0)

531 526 I would have gladly stabbed Rachel. In all her holes. Numerous times.
Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 11:02 AM (F0Tnc)

Every hole a goal!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:03 AM (NWiLs)

532 I basically refuse to watch Tiger King



Same here.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:37 AM (oVJmc)

No TV here. I don't have to lift a finger to not watch it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:03 AM (miJU3)

533 528 If Mr Poppins is still here,
I bought your book last night and stayed up until 3AM reading it. Your fault that I'm a tired lil witch with no patience for homeschooling kiddos today

But seriously, I really enjoyed it, and look forward to more
Posted by: Euro at April 03, 2020 11:02 AM (btqC6)

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Yay!

I like to see moron authors make sales.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:03 AM (zZbCU)

534 Out of the Kurosawa movies, Seven Samurai is the most inspiring, and most fun to watch, but I like Rashoman almost as much. Not only was it the very first movie to explore the multiple narrator/flashback technique, it also has an incredible level of depth, and you can still keep peeling layers off in multiple watchings.

What strikes me most is how honestly true-to-life the problem presented is. (how did the Samurai die?) We all like to assume that there is a simple binary solution to consider, one person is lying, and one is telling the Truth - but in Rashoman, we are given 4 different stories, each of which sound believable, even though they all contradict each other. As you examine the problem, you realize that each story contains some truth and some lies, reflecting the self interest of the teller.

The common conclusion is that the Viewer is simply supposed to choose which story he agrees with most, but after several viewings I think Kurosawa left some good clues embedded as to what he intended the real story to be.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 11:03 AM (V2Yro)

535 530: same here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 03, 2020 11:03 AM (KP5rU)

536 Have enough bar chain oil for 1 more shot at cutting
up a very large tree trunk, have it in 3 pieces so at least can move
them around a little but smaller yet will make it easier.

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 10:45 AM (ZCEU2)

Back in the before-times, we used 30wt oil for everything.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 03, 2020 11:03 AM (88+cf)

537 This is exactly what people are telling me. They were getting there early right after senior hours and the place was wiped out. The same people every day buying out the stock.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at April 03, 2020 10:56 AM (wElh/)

The new kid at work came to us from a supermarket, still has friends who work there. They've told him the exact same thing; the old people come in early for the old people hour and clean them out. I'm getting close to the point of heading over at old people's hour myself and telling them I'm shopping for my mom who is immunocompromised.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at April 03, 2020 11:03 AM (7OBgC)

538 513
501

There are a lot of series where I just want everyone dead.







The Marvelous Miss Maisel is like that, but alas no one dies ever.

Posted by: dagny at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (RwjKD)

I'm watching "The Americans" right now, and I want someone to kill Beeman and his Russian girlfriend. Or at least kill her. Ugh, what a boring plot line and terrible writing. I'm only 1/2 way thru the 2nd season tho. Maybe my prayer will be answered, but they are enough to get to stop watching.

Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 11:04 AM (VQp/A)

539 534 The common conclusion is that the Viewer is simply supposed to choose which story he agrees with most, but after several viewings I think Kurosawa left some good clues embedded as to what he intended the real story to be.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 11:03 AM (V2Yro)

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I've read that there are law school professors who really like to show Rashamon in classes to highlight how hard it is to find truth from witness testimony.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:04 AM (zZbCU)

540 Did Manuel name his pet rat Chucky or Nancy?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 03, 2020 11:04 AM (TYbfU)

541 Lisa Kudrow was a solid one then.

Now, not so much.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (EgS06)

542 >>No, I'm the one who did everything right while the dishonorable scum bags prospered.


No. You are the selfish cunt who would take from others to facilitate your life.

Fuck you and your sentiment here.

You fail the Categorical Imperative.

No excuses or justifications suffice.



Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (F0Tnc)

543 "What's that word for the demon that posses you?

Posted by: freaked, still on vication



Democrat"
Well yeah but the word I'm looking for was word of the day on the Book Thread I think.,

Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (Tnijr)

544 Aww..that sucks. I just learned how to play Ain't No Sunshine last week.
Posted by: Tennessee Jed at April 03, 2020 11:00 AM (alrWI)


I heard a story once that, while singing "Ain't No Sunshine," when he got to the "I know, I know, I know," bit, he explained to the band that he hadn't come up with lyrics for that part yet, but the band told him never mind, the scatting was perfect.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (2JVJo)

545 I'll buy your book next, mr madison

Posted by: Euro at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (btqC6)

546 series where I just want everyone dead

The latest Star Trek series are in that territory.

I kind-of get it, for series like Paul WS Anderson's "Origin", that you have to set up characters with a horrid past in order to get the redemption arc going for the future.

Over a TV series, though, the problem here is a whole series episodes where everyone is a dick. And those are the first episodes.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (ykYG2)

547 501
There are a lot of series where I just want everyone dead.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 03, 2020 10:54 AM (oVJmc)


If you watched "Narcos" and weren't rooting for Pablo Escabar towards the end, you just don't have a heart.

Posted by: jwest at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (mrrpT)

548 Best Fawlty Towers episode ever was the one with Mrs. Richards, the deaf old lady.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (NWiLs)

549 No poll trolls?... I expected them today

Posted by: It's me donna at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (5bxa0)

550 528 If Mr Poppins is still here,
I bought your book last night and stayed up until 3AM reading it. Your fault that I'm a tired lil witch with no patience for homeschooling kiddos today

But seriously, I really enjoyed it, and look forward to more
Posted by: Euro at April 03, 2020 11:02 AM (btqC6)


Huh. I searched Amazon for " Mary Poppin's Practically Perfect Piercing" and came up with nothing

Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (90T4r)

551 545 I'll buy your book next, mr madison
Posted by: Euro at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (btqC6)

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I am okay with this.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (zZbCU)

552 have been watching Manifest...all characters worthy of death.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (LIhNq)

553 "I can remember getting homemade treats from neighbors and felt cheated when I got a candy bar.
Real caramel apples. Real rice krispee squares. Real popcorn balls."

I can't imagine feeling that way. I remember getting a popcorn ball in the early 80s from an old lady on our street. Yeah, I did not eat it. We all wanted the candy bars! I do remember being about 11 or 12, and going out with my little brother and some friends, but no parents. My brother's candy bag got swiped by some BMX toughs. I tried to chase them on foot, but they got away. I guess it was a life lesson for us...

Posted by: Chris M at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (eAZVt)

554 I think I'm gonna start a Youtube channel.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (zZbCU)

555 good observation
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 11:02 AM (zr5Kq)
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I have them, occasionally.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (g8Yc+)

556 "Back in the before-times, we used 30wt oil for everything."

I have used that for bar oil in a pinch. I think it a little thinner than bar oil so you will go thru it faster.

Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (Tnijr)

557 Huh. I searched Amazon for " Mary Poppin's Practically Perfect Piercing" and came up with nothing
Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (90T4r)
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Try "MP4"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (WEBkv)

558 529 When my sister and I were going through my Mom's stuff after she passed, we came across a crap-ton of sheet music for popular songs from the 40s and 50s that we had never heard of. It brought home just how ephemeral most of popular culture is.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 11:01 AM (g8Yc+)


The sheet music was for when we entertained ourselves by all gathering around a piano and singing with accompaniment rather than staring into our phones.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (iRQxp)

559 As you examine the problem, you realize that each story contains some truth and some lies, reflecting the self interest of the teller.


What I noticed the last time I watched it is that each person's version makes him/herself look worse than the others'. I expected them to be self-serving, but they're not. I think it may be guilt-driven. I should watch that again.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (gd9RK)

560 If you watched "Narcos" and weren't rooting for Pablo Escabar towards the end, you just don't have a heart.
Posted by: jwest

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Wow, I thought I was the only one leaning that way.

My Brother!!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (Y4EXg)

561 I think I'm gonna start a Youtube channel.




wear pants, do it it nakked from the waste up

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (zr5Kq)

562 542 >>No, I'm the one who did everything right while the dishonorable scum bags prospered.


No. You are the selfish cunt who would take from others to facilitate your life.

Fuck you and your sentiment here.

You fail the Categorical Imperative.

No excuses or justifications suffice.



Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (F0Tnc)


I Kant even...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (NWiLs)

563 Have enough bar chain oil for 1 more shot at cutting up a very large tree trunk, have it in 3 pieces so at least can move them around a little but smaller yet will make it easier.

Posted by: Skip



Back in the before-times, we used 30wt oil for everything.
Posted by: Roland THTG


One quart of Mobil One 10W-30 Fully Synthetic used as Gub Oil will last a lifetime.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (Oqufv)

564 Whiplash was a movie where I disliked both protagonists, for different reasons. Loved the movie though.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (YT5Rb)

565 No. You are the selfish cunt who would take from others to facilitate your life.
Fuck you and your sentiment here.
You fail the Categorical Imperative.
No excuses or justifications suffice.
Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (F0Tnc)


Starve with the hobos.

Posted by: jwest at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (mrrpT)

566 If Mr Poppins is still here,
I bought your book last night and stayed up until 3AM reading it. Your fault that I'm a tired lil witch with no patience for homeschooling kiddos today

But seriously, I really enjoyed it, and look forward to more
Posted by: Euro at April 03, 2020 11:02 AM (btqC6)


**blushes**

Thank you, dear lady! Was that The Director's Cut or Thirteen Moons? In either case, would you be kind enough to leave a review on Amazon?

You just made my day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (2JVJo)

567 *waist not waste

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (zr5Kq)

568 Is old people's hour a local or statewide thing?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (mSgQG)

569 don't waste your waist

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (zr5Kq)

570 566 Thank you, dear lady! Was that The Director's Cut or Thirteen Moons? In either case, would you be kind enough to leave a review on Amazon?

You just made my day.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (2JVJo)

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This.

Reviews help so much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (zZbCU)

571 One quart of Mobil One 10W-30 Fully Synthetic used as Gub Oil will last a lifetime.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (Oqufv)

And it's gluten-free!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

572 >>Starve with the hobos.


I'll be skinning fuckers like you.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (F0Tnc)

573 this is the same country that is going nuts over the idea of 100K people dying from Kung Flu yet doesn't give a second thought to the 1 million abortions every year.

Abortions are Part Of The Plan, per the Joker.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (ykYG2)

574 538:I'm watching "The Americans" right now, and I want someone to kill Beeman and his Russian girlfriend. Or at least kill her. Ugh, what a boring plot line and terrible writing. I'm only 1/2 way thru the 2nd season tho. Maybe my prayer will be answered, but they are enough to get to stop watching.


She was pretty hot so I tolerated it. I thought, overall, it was an excellent series.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (MVR7y)

575 have been watching Manifest...all characters worthy of death.
Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (LIhNq)
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I've only felt that way about Mister Morden...but I got my wish.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (g8Yc+)

576
"Ozark" - is a great watch,

Other streaming faves:

"Giri/Haji" - Japanese/Brit police/gangster drama. Great actors all the way through. Great script. Tight tense direction.

The downside? Between 1-2 minutes of hardcore Teh Ghey porn cuz naturally one of the main characters is ghey so we have to see him buttfucking. It occurs in Chapter 2 about midway through.

Otherwise, a great watch so far.

"Devs" - great tight script. Great acting. Nice foreshadowing and philosophical nuances. From the same guys who wrote/directed "Ex Machina".

If you liked that, you'll this.


"Saga of Tanya the Evil" - on crunchyroll. Insane fun-mirror distortion of WWI (with some WWII mixed in) from an alternate world German-is perspective, where magic is part of the war.

Weirdly philosophical as the protagonist, Tanya, is a reincarnated Japanese salaryman in an existential fight with God(?).

Lots of fun action. Interesting character. As a bonus there's a movie after you've finished the series.

Kookkoobananas, in a good way.

"Konosuba" - on crunchyroll. Silly comedy anime series that will probably give you a couple of good laughs each episode. Great characters. Plus, recent movie to watch after you finish season 1 & 2.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (z0XD8)

577 aw Kris, The Americans is one of my favorite shows

Ozark feels a bit like it

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (G546f)

578 Huh. I searched Amazon for " Mary Poppin's Practically Perfect Piercing" and came up with nothing
Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (90T4r)


Search for "The Director's Cut"

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (iRQxp)

579 573 this is the same country that is going nuts over the idea of 100K people dying from Kung Flu yet doesn't give a second thought to the 1 million abortions every year.

Abortions are Part Of The Plan, per the Joker.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (ykYG2)

He made a hell of a point with that monologue.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)

580 Do all Russians look similar?

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (u7pQw)

581 More on the empty hospitals thing: They say there is a video of a German guy who walks *all* through a German hospital to show that there is nothing going on there.

Their media is also telling them that hospitals are "war zones" apparently. There's also video from Ireland where the lady filming shows nobody is being tested in the tent she sneaked into.

Also, the progs are going apeshit over these videos saying "YOU'RE FILMING THE OUTSIDE", however, what they are not taking into account is that *SO* is the news media, just the night before.

In some cases the empty hospitals guys are filming the same locations where the news media has recently shown people in lines...OUTSIDE the hospital.

Given the American commie history of rent-a-mobs, this isn't so unexplained why the news media can film crowds.

I attended a Life Chain event, where our chain stretched for 3 miles, and across the street 12-15 students gathered to protest for "Reproduction Rights" and when I saw the footage, I saw a sparsely populated part of the chain where we our group couldn't fit that many, because of a curve in the road, small shoulder and guard rail. The rest of the chain was *pretty much* elbow-to-elbow, btw. And then they crowded the counter protestors next to a telephone poll, which took up a reasonable portion of the shot and crowded everybody into the shot and made it look like a crowd.

I've seen media manipulation first hand. I have no hope of believing the media or doubting their complicity.
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Posted by: Axeman at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (Eicbe)

582
Is old people's hour a local or statewide thing?
Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (mSgQG)


Old and vulnerable. I think every state. I understand and applaud it, but restocking teams need to get thier act together.

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (zr5Kq)

583 I Kant even...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (NWiLs)

Get out and live a little. You are a Jung man...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (A5zUN)

584 I've only felt that way about Mister Morden...but I got my wish.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (g8Yc+)
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Grantchester.

Die, die and die some more.

Uggh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (WEBkv)

585 When they want to foreclose on your mortgage, tell them to get in line. Hide your cash and declare bankruptcy with about 25% of the rest of the country. Your docket date will be sometime in 2085.

Take care of yourself and your family. That's the only job you have.
Posted by: jwest at April 03, 2020 10:21 AM (mrrpT)

As for moral judgments, that's a personal issue that people need to take up with their own conception of God. Don't do anything you can't live with.

As a practical matter, I remember the great Texas crash of 1986, when everyone in state ended up in bankruptcy. The people who did what JWest is suggesting owned all of Texas by 2001. We may not like it, but that's how it goes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (V2Yro)

586 Huh. I searched Amazon for " Mary Poppin's Practically Perfect Piercing" and came up with nothing
Posted by: tubal at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (90T4r)


Click on my nic - it will take you to my website and Amazon.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (2JVJo)

587 If you watched "Narcos" and weren't rooting for Pablo Escabar towards the end, you just don't have a heart.
Posted by: jwest


I couldn't believe how they were just burying money in suitcases and not expecting it to rot.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (Oqufv)

588 Is old people's hour a local or statewide thing?
Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (mSgQG)

Where I am I think it's a corporate thing. "Special hours for our most vulnerable customers" signs on the front door. It's ridiculous and it's starting to generate some resentment.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (7OBgC)

589 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 03, 2020 10:55 AM (di1hb)

Well, you have a reason to do that and I'm sorry that your wife is having such problems. I will keep her in prayer. It's people with no such issues who do this who annoy me. Two weeks ago before they put limits on them I saw a woman putting what must have been 200 rolls in her jeep. Maybe she had intestinal issues, but I think she was just as likely freaked out and was hoarding.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 11:11 AM (WI7YS)

590 Whiplash was a movie where I disliked both protagonists, for different reasons. Loved the movie though.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (YT5Rb)
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That's a movie I never need to see again.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 11:11 AM (g8Yc+)

591 588 Is old people's hour a local or statewide thing?
Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (mSgQG)

Where I am I think it's a corporate thing. "Special hours for our most vulnerable customers" signs on the front door. It's ridiculous and it's starting to generate some resentment.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (7OBgC)

It appears they're abusing the hell out of the privilege in many locations, so they're stoking the resentment.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:11 AM (NWiLs)

592 Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (z0XD

Thanks, that's helpful. Are all on Netflix ?

Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 11:11 AM (zr5Kq)

593 Gorilla up.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 11:11 AM (Y4EXg)

594 554 I think I'm gonna start a Youtube channel.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (zZbCU)

do it!
it's the wave of the present
you can't do worse than most of the dreck out there

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 11:12 AM (G546f)

595 On a very serious note

One of my cats, Ra-Ra, has been MIA in the great outdoors since yesterday morning. This has hasn't been the longest he has been MIA but still

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 03, 2020 11:12 AM (TYbfU)

596 568 Is old people's hour a local or statewide thing?
Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (mSgQG)


I haven't seen it in OKC. Went to the store Wednesday and everything seemed normal. Even had tp and paper towels.

Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 11:12 AM (Fs5vw)

597 >>Where I am I think it's a corporate thing. "Special hours for our most vulnerable customers" signs on the front door. It's ridiculous and it's starting to generate some resentment.


You can't even get a donut and a cup of coffee around here, before 10 am.

Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 11:12 AM (F0Tnc)

598 I'll be skinning fuckers like you.
Posted by: garrett at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (F0Tnc)


Have a little pride. Don't bring the doe-eyed kids when you beg for money by the side of the road.

Posted by: jwest at April 03, 2020 11:12 AM (mrrpT)

599 I Kant even...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:07 AM (NWiLs)

Get out and live a little. You are a Jung man...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (A5zUN)
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I'm Locked in.

Posted by: Axeman at April 03, 2020 11:13 AM (Eicbe)

600 575 have been watching Manifest...all characters worthy of death.
Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 11:06 AM (LIhNq)
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I've only felt that way about Mister Morden...but I got my wish.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (g8Yc+)


Yes! Thankful he's gone. so whiney

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 11:13 AM (LIhNq)

601 The Director's Cut...very engaging! I'll get 13 Moons and Mr Madison's Crystal Embers next. And I'll do my best to write an attention-getting review.
Any other Moron authors I can support?

Posted by: Euro at April 03, 2020 11:13 AM (btqC6)

602 601 The Director's Cut...very engaging! I'll get 13 Moons and Mr Madison's Crystal Embers next. And I'll do my best to write an attention-getting review.
Any other Moron authors I can support?
Posted by: Euro at April 03, 2020 11:13 AM (btqC6)

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Anna Puma
Chris Taylor

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:13 AM (zZbCU)

603 Dostoyevsky died unfortunately when his beard ate some bad mo goo gui bat.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at April 03, 2020 11:13 AM (ftFVW)

604 Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (z0XD

Thanks, that's helpful. Are all on Netflix ?
Posted by: runner at April 03, 2020 11:11 AM (zr5Kq)


G/H on netflix.

Devs on Hulu or FX

the others on crunchyroll.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 11:14 AM (z0XD8)

605 577
aw Kris, The Americans is one of my favorite shows



Ozark feels a bit like it

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 03, 2020 11:09 AM (G546f)

It's those two that are ruining it for me. Everything else is OK so far. I think Philip might be my favorite character, tho, and he's perfectly cast.

Posted by: Kris at April 03, 2020 11:14 AM (VQp/A)

606 If you are looking for my scribbles on Amazon, then the pen name is Anastasia Atelier

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 03, 2020 11:16 AM (TYbfU)

607 1 The Director's Cut...very engaging! I'll get 13 Moons and Mr Madison's Crystal Embers next. And I'll do my best to write an attention-getting review.
Any other Moron authors I can support?
Posted by: Euro at April 03, 2020 11:13 AM (btqC6)

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Anna Puma
Chris Taylor
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 03, 2020 11:13 AM (zZbCU)



If you like dark comedies, I'll suggest my novel,

"Wearing the Cat".

Posted by: naturalfake at April 03, 2020 11:16 AM (z0XD8)

608 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 11:05 AM (2JVJo)

Cool info. It's a great song.

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at April 03, 2020 11:17 AM (alrWI)

609 369 I'm now convinced that much of the population of this country is insanely risk averse.

None of this should have happened had people just had a little courage to take a few chances.


And the weird thing is that if the last couple of decades have taught us anything, it's that there is no downside to taking stupid risks. Buy a billion dollars worth of subprime mortgage securities? We'll bail you out. Hike Mt. Ranier in November? We'll send search teams and helicopters. OD on meth every other week? We'll make sure you always have free Narcan. Maybe people aren't risk averse so much as just discomfort averse.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 03, 2020 11:18 AM (qc+VF)

610 596 568 Is old people's hour a local or statewide thing?
Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 11:08 AM (mSgQG)


I haven't seen it in OKC. Went to the store Wednesday and everything seemed normal. Even had tp and paper towels.

Posted by: Sooner at April 03, 2020 11:12 AM (Fs5vw)


That's the way it is around here.
Can't imagine a reason for oldsters special hours unless they are being assaulted or something.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 11:19 AM (mSgQG)

611 So, I would like to commend Garrett for saying "It's really bad to only care about yourself" (That's a paraphrase) but I can't go back to read the whole exchange between he and jwest. Can somebody tell me what the argument was about?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 03, 2020 11:22 AM (WI7YS)

612 Where I am I think it's a corporate thing. "Special hours for our most vulnerable customers" signs on the front door. It's ridiculous and it's starting to generate some resentment.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at April 03, 2020 11:10 AM (7OBgC)

I am technically an "old people" insofar as the store hour goes, but I'll be damned if I am going to get up at 0600 to be in the store at 0700 for fuggin' ass wipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:23 AM (miJU3)

613 Looks like he sent his suit to the dry-wallers instead of to the dry-cleaners.

Posted by: Beelzebubba at April 03, 2020 11:30 AM (17+9D)

614 People do not need to hoard toilet paper.



Let them use cake!

Posted by: Kelly Loeffler (R-Money) at April 03, 2020 12:19 PM (pyXq5)

615 I'm using Excel to plan some retribution. At least a rough framework.

Posted by: klaftern at April 03, 2020 12:20 PM (RuIsu)

616 Dostoevsky was the greatest writer of Christian fiction in history. He's so strong in that regard most Christians can't handle him. Real faith doesn't go easy on oneself.

Posted by: Brett at April 03, 2020 02:29 PM (BFufi)

617 I am very good friends with Vasily Perov's great grand daughter., Galina. Also a great artist. She has a studio in Salt Lake City and Georgetown.

Posted by: Kay at April 03, 2020 02:59 PM (rifvm)

618 when will the Pizza man get here?

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at April 03, 2020 03:52 PM (FLiOE)

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