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Mid-Morning Art Thread

La Thangue Connoisseur.jpg

The Connoisseur
Henry Herbert La Thangue

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 OT: first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 09:31 AM (LvTSG)

2 Sniper under the table.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 23, 2020 09:31 AM (SAK2A)

3 That's no Rothko!

Posted by: Carpe Manana at April 23, 2020 09:31 AM (PbH71)

4 He knows much.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at April 23, 2020 09:31 AM (jqoRH)

5 Le Stuffed Shirt

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

6 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

7 Workin' on mysteries without any clues

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

8 He doesn't know if it's art, but he likes it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 23, 2020 09:31 AM (ejd/p)

9 "How will this mirror streamline my raging coke habit?"

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

10 Is the guy in the back playing a mouth harp?

Posted by: Carpe Manana at April 23, 2020 09:32 AM (PbH71)

11 It was Col. Mustard, in the Conservatory.....with a CANDLESTICK!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

12 He's snorting coke off that mirror isn't he?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 23, 2020 09:32 AM (N8G3E)

13 He's looking at a nude. The magnifying glass is for the boobehs, That's his wife giving him the stink-eye.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (SAK2A)

14 Is the guy in back with hat playing a harmonica?

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (JFO2v)

15 Ain't nuthin' but a Thangue.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (ejd/p)

16 10 Is the guy in the back playing a mouth harp?

I thought he was blazing a bowl.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (SAK2A)

17 Is that dude snorting coke off a mirror?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (vs2ae)

18 Is the guy in the back playing a mouth harp?

Posted by: Carpe Manana at April 23, 2020 09:32 AM (PbH71)

Waxing his 'stache? Lighting a stogie?

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (X/Pw5)

19 See, now HE is practicing Social Distancing!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2020 09:34 AM (V2Yro)

20 Ain't nuthin' but a Thangue.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (ejd/p)


Ain't no thangue but a chicken wayngue

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

21 He refuses to sit at the table because they're all whining about the Chinese Lung Rot.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 23, 2020 09:35 AM (ExV1e)

22 I though the Watermelon Jolly Rancher's lacked a certain je ne sais quoi.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes at April 23, 2020 09:35 AM (PiwSw)

23 Lady at table with book is reading Judge Hildagos new lists of rules for living in Harris County Texas.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 09:35 AM (JFO2v)

24 "I refuse to take part in any of your silly reindeer games."

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

25 Guy in back is smoking a blunt.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 23, 2020 09:35 AM (87eKW)

26 Smoking guy is on his phone.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 23, 2020 09:35 AM (88+cf)

27 Interesting. The seat is something to be found in a museum, but they're serving tea at the table. Maybe a private gallery?

I wonder if La Thangue is flattering one of his patrons.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 09:35 AM (gd9RK)

28 Waxing his 'stache? Lighting a stogie?
Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (X/Pw5)

I take things that sound dirty fo 200 Alex.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

29 "I've used 3 of my BEST pickup lines and she just swatted me away like a fly. I don't understand it."

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

30 "Well? Do you have a pair to open OR NOT!!???"

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

31 "How will this mirror streamline my raging coke habit?"


It's a magnifying glass.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 09:39 AM (gd9RK)

32 Lady is like "What dost thou mean by 'No trees, not art' Reginald?"

Posted by: jhawk90 at April 23, 2020 09:39 AM (hdo2q)

33 More like "The Grumpy Gus"

Posted by: Archer at April 23, 2020 09:39 AM (gmo/4)

34 A young Queen Victoria on the left is not amused.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes at April 23, 2020 09:40 AM (PiwSw)

35 He's thinking, "YOU USED UP ALL THE GLUE ON PURPOSE!"

Posted by: Archer at April 23, 2020 09:40 AM (gmo/4)

36 I don't want oatmeal for breakfast!

Posted by: pouty old man at April 23, 2020 09:40 AM (H5knJ)

37 It's a magnifying glass.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 09:39 AM (gd9RK)

Shh....he's on a roll.

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2020 09:40 AM (X/Pw5)

38 "Don't be butthurt old boy. It's just a joke. Come back and sit down."

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

39 The painting shows the talent and creativity of La Thangue with the detail and inserting all the paintings in the background.

What I'm not sure about is if the artist is making fun of the 'expert'. Nobody else is concerned with the work he is inspecting so seriously. The folks in the back are relaxed, enjoying a snack, and I think the guy in the back is playing a harmonica. The severity of the outfit on the expert, dark and somber, seems to emphasize that he doesn't take pleasure in anything in his quest to find the perfect.

Posted by: JTB at April 23, 2020 09:41 AM (7EjX1)

40 He's got quite a collection of paintings, the breakfast room looks like a museum! Not thrilled with the scowly people, but the overall piece is nice. The prospective buyer does not seem enthusiastic, and the women look like they are awaiting his "verdict" and hoping they don't have to cover the rest of the wall with his acquisitions. They'd rather have a little less gold frame and a brighter room. Don't blame them.

Posted by: CN at April 23, 2020 09:41 AM (ONvIw)

41 What is guy who look like Biden doing with fingers under table?

Posted by: KIM JONG UN at April 23, 2020 09:42 AM (lMn1U)

42 You shall drink your tea with a pinky raised, good sir, or I shall have you forcibly removed from this establishment. I say, man, we here are civilized!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 09:43 AM (hYcqw)

43 19 See, now HE is practicing Social Distancing!
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2020 09:34 AM (V2Yro)

Art comment plus a tie-in to today's news. We got everything!

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 09:43 AM (O3A5V)

44 That's a lot of black.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

45 Zeke is so emo.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (oVJmc)

46 Nobody else is concerned with the work he is inspecting so seriously

The man in black and the woman on the left are either looking at the piece or they're looking at him looking at the piece.

I think one of them is the artist or the gallery owner trying to figure out if he's going to buy it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (gd9RK)

47 Guy in the front is snorting cocaine, guy in back is smoking opium. Later that night they got together and invented speedballs, shared it with the artist who died immediately, starting an american tradition among the young and newly wealthy and famous who couldn't handle it.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (N8G3E)

48 28 Waxing his 'stache? Lighting a stogie?
Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (X/Pw5)

I take things that sound dirty for 200 Alex.

Heh heh. And we can add "playing the mouth organ."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (SAK2A)

49 Oh look! It's a picture of us!

Posted by: bluebell at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (/669Q)

50 "But what are you SUPPOSED to do when she queefs in your face......"

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (Zz0t1)

51 I imagine that painting scenes that have lots of paintings in them is a particular kind of PITA.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (hYcqw)

52 Biden looking for his brain?

Posted by: FrodoB-
cause I am at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (dQF3z)

53 The lady in the cape looks like she's had about enough.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 09:45 AM (lwiT4)

54 And just like that, man-spreading became a thing.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 23, 2020 09:45 AM (N39Ws)

55 He was killed with a pipe in the library.

Posted by: Cannibal Slob at April 23, 2020 09:46 AM (7ZMbn)

56 I like the artist's agricultural subjects better.


Posted by: CN at April 23, 2020 09:46 AM (ONvIw)

57 The Distanceur...nice painting.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, sufferin in the land of Cruella Whitmer at April 23, 2020 09:46 AM (wmfhQ)

58 55 He was killed with a pipe in the library.
Posted by: Cannibal Slob at April 23, 2020 09:46 AM (7ZMbn)

By Hillary

Posted by: CN at April 23, 2020 09:46 AM (ONvIw)

59 27 Interesting. The seat is something to be found in a museum, but they're serving tea at the table. Maybe a private gallery?

I wonder if La Thangue is flattering one of his patrons.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 09:35 AM (gd9RK)

I think the family is selling off family possessions, and they've called antiques assessors into their home.

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 09:47 AM (O3A5V)

60 If he knows so damn much, why's come his eyebrows look like that?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2020 09:47 AM (oAY8z)

61 Nobody likes my transparent lollipop! I'm just going to go home!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes at April 23, 2020 09:47 AM (PiwSw)

62 Actually check for blood on that giant magnifying glass. Man I coulda set some shit in fire with that thing as a kid.

Posted by: Cannibal Slob at April 23, 2020 09:48 AM (7ZMbn)

63 If you really zoom in on the painting, that lady on the viewer's left looks like Ross Perot in drag.

Maybe the guy with the magnifying glass is there to inspect how xir's transition is coming along and is thinking, "How do I break the bad news?"

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 23, 2020 09:48 AM (H5knJ)

64 'They're right,' he thinks. 'These whiskers DO look ridiculous.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 23, 2020 09:49 AM (oVJmc)

65 Chick is pissed that the patriarchy is taking up the fainting couch.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 23, 2020 09:49 AM (vs2ae)

66 That's Columbo quizzing his suspects....never seen him wear a hat, tho.

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2020 09:50 AM (X/Pw5)

67 He ain't gonna kill many flies with that mirror.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 23, 2020 09:50 AM (o2MD2)

68 He's got a mirror on his elbow so he can keep an eye on whoever is behind him.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 23, 2020 09:50 AM (+y/Ru)

69
Once perused with his looking glass
He thinks that he'll give it a pass
The picture's quite smart
But, he doubts that it's art
Just some guy with a whip in his ass

Posted by: naturalfake at April 23, 2020 09:50 AM (z0XD8)

70 12 years ago, before I started weight watches" I used to sit on a white ottoman. I barely fit on it. Now that I lost all that weight, I get a nice big bench to sit on.
What gives?

Posted by: I sit, therefore I, am at April 23, 2020 09:51 AM (/LQkF)

71 He heard about a man with one leg named Smith....

Posted by: blaster at April 23, 2020 09:51 AM (ZfRYq)

72 A painting of paintings.

Very meta.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (OUPvl)

73 All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy....
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy....
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (dfRN6)

74 I'm not sure what is supposed to be going on in this picture, but my impression is, Mr Muttonchops on the couch there, with the Sherlockian magnifying glass, is CBD, trying to choose the next work to feature in the Art Thread.

The guy standing in the back is a Bobbie, informing them all that they must be wearing masks. (You can tell by him gesturing at his face.)

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined webworks
at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (+X43N)

75 Get the bandages! GrandDad is going to start doing his trick shooting. IN THE PARLOR!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (di1hb)

76 51 I imagine that painting scenes that have lots of paintings in them is a particular kind of PITA.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (hYcqw)

I suspect it's a way for the artist to show off. this is one I've long been a fan of:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mail_collector/20938228960/

and then there's this one: (click on the thumbnail to enlarge)

https://www.wga.hu/html_m/b/baellieu/collecto.html

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (V2Yro)

77 Dude has got some serious mutton chops on him.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (JUOKG)

78 Some lovely outdoor paintings by this artist:

https://tinyurl.com/y79uh7e9

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 23, 2020 09:53 AM (bW1Yb)

79
Do What You Wanna Do - a limerick

The members of an art forging gang
Were deciding what picture to hang
Do we have to endure
A fake "Connoisseur"?
Really, guys, it ain't no Thangue!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2020 09:53 AM (Fc5rx)

80 The lady seated behind the fancy couch is holding some papers, something like legal papers or sales papers.

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 09:54 AM (O3A5V)

81 Any of the paintings on the wall in the room "known" or by Mr. La Thangue?

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at April 23, 2020 09:54 AM (dYe5S)

82 77 Dude has got some serious mutton chops on him.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (JUOKG)


Nephew of Ambrose Burnsides

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 23, 2020 09:54 AM (di1hb)

83 Wild Thangue
You make my heart shangue

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 23, 2020 09:54 AM (+y/Ru)

84 Dude has got some serious mutton chops on him.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (JUOKG)

Those, sir, are SIDEBURNS!

Posted by: General Ambrose Burnside at April 23, 2020 09:54 AM (gmo/4)

85 Reminds me of a scene out of an Agatha Christie novel.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 23, 2020 09:54 AM (wiXsO)

86 The guy on the couch needs a large glass of scotch. That would brighten his mood.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 23, 2020 09:55 AM (d7Ww2)

87 The painting would've been more interesting had the setting been in a Cabela's Gun Library.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 23, 2020 09:55 AM (QzJWU)

88 80 The lady seated behind the fancy couch is holding some papers, something like legal papers or sales papers.
Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 09:54 AM (O3A5V)


She's a Nancy. Transcript about to be torn up.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 23, 2020 09:55 AM (di1hb)

89 The Thing is good.

Posted by: Javems at April 23, 2020 09:55 AM (ofIwF)

90 We'll take The Kramer!

Posted by: garrett at April 23, 2020 09:56 AM (8vv3U)

91 Who cut the cheese?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes at April 23, 2020 09:56 AM (PiwSw)

92 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (V2Yro)
+++++++++++
Definitely some degree of skills-flexing going on there!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 09:56 AM (hYcqw)

93 The guy standing in the back is a Bobbie, informing them all that they must be wearing masks. (You can tell by him gesturing at his face.)
Posted by: mindful webworker

Maybe the bobbie, or is it commissar(?) Is looking for the connoiseur. And there telling him 'dont turn around.'

Posted by: Rex B at April 23, 2020 09:56 AM (l/flJ)

94 I like this.

This guy's seen it all and is NOT impressed.

"Your frippery and idle chatter bore me. When does my coach arrive? I have important business to attend... I need to sort my cummerbunds."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2020 09:56 AM (Ibl1K)

95 86
The guy on the couch needs a large glass of scotch. That would brighten his mood.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 23, 2020 09:55 AM (d7Ww2)
After all this COVID stuff going on, we ALL could use a large glass of scotch.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 23, 2020 09:57 AM (N39Ws)

96 The guy standing in the back is a Bobbie, informing
them all that they must be wearing masks. (You can tell by him gesturing
at his face.)

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined webworks
at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (+X43N)

And the old lady is counting to 100.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 23, 2020 09:57 AM (88+cf)

97 This is a nice picture. It would go well in the fiction library.

ANd

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 23, 2020 09:57 AM (u82oZ)

98 Cereally, though, I really do like the perspective of this piece.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 23, 2020 09:57 AM (dfRN6)

99 You really don't like the 100 comment rule...[CBD]

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:57 AM (Zz0t1)

100 The Connoisseur of upskirt daguerreotypes with the tool of his trade

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at April 23, 2020 09:58 AM (uS2EJ)

101 101st!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at April 23, 2020 09:58 AM (UUBmN)

102 The man standing at the back is TOUCHING HIS FACE.

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 09:58 AM (O3A5V)

103 ANd new to me painter. Off to look at his works.

I can look at them, but I refuse to be more cultured.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 23, 2020 09:58 AM (u82oZ)

104 *wonders if the post at 99 will stand......

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:58 AM (Zz0t1)

105 The guy standing in the back is a Bobbie, informing
them all that they must be wearing masks. (You can tell by him gesturing
at his face.)

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined webworks
at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (+X43N)

Looks like he's putting his dentures in.

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2020 09:59 AM (X/Pw5)

106 The table linens are quite pretty.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 23, 2020 09:59 AM (d7Ww2)

107 Is that one guy busting out a Jew Harp Solo?

Posted by: garrett at April 23, 2020 09:59 AM (8vv3U)

108 Stay in your houses.

Posted by: Karenvirus at April 23, 2020 09:59 AM (Eicbe)

109 If you count backwards, 99 comes after 100, so I think you're good...

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes at April 23, 2020 10:00 AM (PiwSw)

110 Y'know, if CBD were a real hard-a$$ about the 100-comment rule, at least five of the first six messages would be hammered. Comment #1 starts off with "OT..." fer gosh sakes! I'm telling Karen.

Now, everybody just adjust your monocle above your protective face mask, take a drag on your Meerschaum, and say only seriousy serious things about the actual artwork until CBD allows conversations to re-open.

(Carefully quarantining until after #100 to say this.)

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined webworks
at April 23, 2020 10:00 AM (+X43N)

111 I like his "Moving Bracken" painting. Relevant to my lifestyle.

Thanks CBD.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 23, 2020 10:00 AM (u82oZ)

112

Alternate Title:

"Wolfgang Excuses Himself From the Dining Table in Order to Fart"


Posted by: naturalfake at April 23, 2020 10:00 AM (z0XD8)

113 Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power

LOL.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 23, 2020 10:00 AM (u82oZ)

114 He is the reigning world ant burning champion.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 23, 2020 10:00 AM (2DOZq)

115 "But what are you SUPPOSED to do when she queefs in your face......"
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe!

Pay her twunny bucks !

You're in town now !

Posted by: JT at April 23, 2020 10:00 AM (arJlL)

116 If you count backwards, 99 comes after 100, so I think you're good...
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes at April 23, 2020 10:00 AM (PiwSw)


I thought I held out long enough, but alas.....

CBD is usually very strict on such things.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:01 AM (Zz0t1)

117 Alternate Title:



"Wolfgang Excuses Himself From the Dining Table in Order to Fart"



I lol'd

Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 10:01 AM (lwiT4)

118 One of those is just an album cover.

The one over the lady on the right. It looks like Billie Holiday's 'Songs for Distingue Lovers'.

Posted by: garrett at April 23, 2020 10:01 AM (8vv3U)

119 The lady in the cape looks like she's had about enough.
Posted by: grammie winger

And she's gonna fly away ?

Posted by: JT at April 23, 2020 10:01 AM (arJlL)

120 Thousands of years ago it crashes, and this Thangue... gets thrown out, or crawls out, and it ends up freezing in the ice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 23, 2020 10:02 AM (+y/Ru)

121 "I didn't get a harump our of that guy ... "

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 23, 2020 10:02 AM (vPKfA)

122 I used to think Pa. Had a Coyote problem, I was wrong. It has a Wolf problem

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at April 23, 2020 10:02 AM (xmOxv)

123 No capes!

Posted by: Edna Mode at April 23, 2020 10:02 AM (PiwSw)

124 >>"But what are you SUPPOSED to do when she queefs in your face......"


Compliment her, of course.

Posted by: garrett at April 23, 2020 10:02 AM (8vv3U)

125 Sorry folks, you missed the Today Show's virtual 60th Birthday Party for Valerie Bertinelli, probably the finest moment of TV journalism in the history of TV Journalism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 23, 2020 10:02 AM (oVJmc)

126 He was killed with a pipe in the library.
Posted by: Cannibal Slob

A bagpipe ?

Posted by: JT at April 23, 2020 10:02 AM (arJlL)

127 Alternate title: Will this big magnifying glass really help me find my micro-penis?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 23, 2020 10:03 AM (k4dH2)

128 The guy in front is David French. The one in back with the ladies is The Paolo.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:03 AM (ZGrMX)

129 Old Lady : Unfocus your eyes!

Posted by: garrett at April 23, 2020 10:03 AM (8vv3U)

130 75 Get the bandages! GrandDad is going to start doing his trick shooting. IN THE PARLOR!
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (di1hb)

Watched Zombieland and Zombieland double tap. Shooting at urns in the mansions entryway was awesome.

Posted by: Cannibal Slob at April 23, 2020 10:03 AM (7ZMbn)

131 Needs more cow bell

Posted by: Archer at April 23, 2020 10:03 AM (gmo/4)

132 60th Birthday Party for Valerie Bertinelli


She's 60? wow

Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

133 Kilroy wasn't here

And another LOL. Much appreciated.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 23, 2020 10:04 AM (u82oZ)

134 Sorry folks, you missed the Today Show's virtual 60th Birthday Party for Valerie Bertinelli, probably the finest moment of TV journalism in the history of TV Journalism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 23, 2020 10:02 AM (oVJmc)

Did you record it for us?

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2020 10:04 AM (X/Pw5)

135 Ain't nothin' but a G Thangue, baby... five rich ass crackas goin' crazy.

Posted by: Snoupe Dogue at April 23, 2020 10:05 AM (Ibl1K)

136 Tom Wolfe is a fucking asshole.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 23, 2020 10:05 AM (87eKW)

137
Fraud Protection - a limerick

An old art inspector named Hoyer
Appraised paintings for his employer
"This fake here my friend,
Was hung in the den
But I think it was forged in the foyer"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2020 10:05 AM (Fc5rx)

138 His wife is sick of his shit.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at April 23, 2020 10:05 AM (nRWPy)

139 122 I used to think Pa. Had a Coyote problem, I was wrong. It has a Wolf problem

we need to push back! he is out of his mind.

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:05 AM (j9HX3)

140
Shortly after making a complete mockery of self-quarantine and social
distancing guidelines, Fredo Cuomo has infected his teenage son with
Coronavirus.



Nice job, dickhead.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:57 AM (Zz0t1)

i want proof fredo had it in the first place. this is starting to look like a wwe storyline.
all made up for the benefit of a televison audience

Posted by: not a mcmahon at April 23, 2020 10:05 AM (/LQkF)

141 136 Tom Wolfe is a fucking asshole.


cannot be said enough

but it's "wolf" not "wolfe"

TOM WOLF is a FUCKING ASSHOLE

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:06 AM (j9HX3)

142
Market's been showing everyone some love this week.

I really do think we could have a V-shaped recovery -

if gov't gets off our backs and everyone goes back to work.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 23, 2020 10:06 AM (z0XD8)

143 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. This is clearly a depiction of first world problems and problem solving.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (axyOa)

144 Correction noted.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (87eKW)

145 Shortly after making a complete mockery of self-quarantine and social
distancing guidelines, Fredo Cuomo has infected his teenage son with
Coronavirus.


well first Chris gave it to his wife, and she probably gave it to the kid. he is COMPLETELY irresponsible and NUTS.

anyway I really really feel for the kid. he was the one who gives Chris the stink eye when he comes up as if he was "just coming out of quarantine in the basement"

that kid knows what's what. his dad is an asshole.

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (j9HX3)

146 Mr Kim have question.....When Tom Wolf and family come to visit, do you say "The Wolves are here"?

Posted by: KIM JONG UN at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (lMn1U)

147 The artist, broke and despondent later committed Connoisseurcide.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (Fc5rx)

148 Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 09:58 AM (Zz0t1)

Remember when I said to stop, because you have had your fun?


I meant it. That rule, while it may amuse The Horde, is serious. The intent of this Art Thread is to provide a bit of a respite from the serious issues of the day. I would appreciate it if you took that to heart, and didn't behave as if it is designed with your amusement in mind.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (dLLD6)

149 Stunto (Stelter), unhitch the horses! I fear the fire may spread!!

Posted by: The Masked Cuomo at April 23, 2020 10:08 AM (ReXuR)

150 It's not a Picasso, but I'll take it anyway.

Posted by: Fritz at April 23, 2020 10:08 AM (95j/9)

151 >>well first Chris gave it to his wife, and she probably gave it to the kid. he is COMPLETELY irresponsible and NUTS.


He gives 'Dumb' a Bad Name

Posted by: Bon Jovi at April 23, 2020 10:08 AM (8vv3U)

152 if gov't gets off our backs and everyone goes back to work.


naturalfake I see many good signs

but man. the Leftist governors of purple states are HITTING US HARD

we are being punished here in PA, and in MI, for "voting wrong."

I just hope we really "vote wrong" in november!

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:08 AM (j9HX3)

153 Am I hearing this wrong?

26 million have lost their jobs??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 23, 2020 10:08 AM (vs2ae)

154 that kid knows what's what. his dad is an asshole.
Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (j9HX3)

I thought it was changed to asshoe

Posted by: Bruce at April 23, 2020 10:08 AM (bE2ic)

155 >>> Shortly after making a complete mockery of self-quarantine and social
distancing guidelines, Fredo Cuomo has infected his teenage son with
Coronavirus.

Nice job, dickhead.

Posted by: Sponge

======

Wait. Fredo is still alive? But his brother just got done telling us yesterday that the illness is death!

Posted by: Turn Two at April 23, 2020 10:09 AM (WWe1O)

156 I hate to say anything good about Google, but this is funny.

https://bit.ly/3cMQkTv

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 23, 2020 10:09 AM (+y/Ru)

157 Very nice. What are they all doing ??

Posted by: runner at April 23, 2020 10:09 AM (zr5Kq)

158 26 million have lost their jobs??


correct

oh and that's only the ones filing

self employed don't file in many cases

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:09 AM (j9HX3)

159 Uh-oh !

Daddy's home !

Posted by: JT at April 23, 2020 10:09 AM (arJlL)

160 I tried listening to Gov Bullock's Re-Opening Plan.

What a fucking retard.

"The following week, restaurants...can open with no more than 50% occupancy and tables of no more than 6..."


Is it possible to be this fucking stupid?

Posted by: garrett at April 23, 2020 10:10 AM (8vv3U)

161 GRAMMIE-Speaking of "I'll fly away" here's a version of that Christian song sung by Johnny Cash:

https://tinyurl.com/ychz5nrn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 23, 2020 10:10 AM (bW1Yb)

162 So democrat VA attorney general Mark Herring is interpreting privacy laws to say long term care facilities are "people" and not let the Virginia Dept of Health reveal which have outbreaks.


Funny how they freak about Citizen's United but then do a reverse on corporate lobbyist interests.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at April 23, 2020 10:10 AM (nRWPy)

163 No idea what the guy in the back is doing. There don't seem to be enough clues to figure it out. Maybe it was perfectly obvious to contemporaries.

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 10:11 AM (O3A5V)

164 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (dLLD6)

And I appreciate this respites from the daily issues. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 23, 2020 10:11 AM (bW1Yb)

165 130 75 Get the bandages! GrandDad is going to start doing his trick shooting. IN THE PARLOR!
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 23, 2020 09:52 AM (di1hb)

Watched Zombieland and Zombieland double tap. Shooting at urns in the mansions entryway was awesome.
Posted by: Cannibal Slob at April 23, 2020 10:03 AM (7ZMbn)


Have not seen the sequel. But after that recommendation, it's in the queue.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 23, 2020 10:11 AM (di1hb)

166 hmmmmmmm
lets see what the hell is going on in moron land
and bringing the concern..oh yes I am

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:11 AM (z9rum)

167 Weren't a slew of CNN dolts claiming to have the Karen-a Virus?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 23, 2020 10:12 AM (oVJmc)

168 isn't the man in the back of the painting smoking a pipe?

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:12 AM (j9HX3)

169 Uh-oh !

Daddy's home !
Posted by: JT at April 23, 2020 10:09 AM (arJlL)


You better put your porn stash away then.

Posted by: runner at April 23, 2020 10:12 AM (zr5Kq)

170 No idea what the guy in the back is doing. There don't seem to be enough clues to figure it out. Maybe it was perfectly obvious to contemporaries.
Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 10:11 AM (O3A5V)
---
Lighting a pipe or cigar or something like that.

Posted by: Axeman at April 23, 2020 10:12 AM (Eicbe)

171

Shame the poor bastard has to carry that big magnifying glass to take a piss....................

Posted by: saf at April 23, 2020 10:12 AM (5IHGB)

172 navy cop!!!!

hola!

you're still alive!

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:12 AM (j9HX3)

173 Holy shit - NCJ is still alive.


How the hell are you, Democrat?

Posted by: garrett at April 23, 2020 10:13 AM (3fXxc)

174
I meant it. That rule, while it may amuse The Horde, is serious. The intent of this Art Thread is to provide a bit of a respite from the serious issues of the day. I would appreciate it if you took that to heart, and didn't behave as if it is designed with your amusement in mind.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (dLLD6)


Noted......

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

175 His walls seems a little busy with all those paintings. He must have a room of hanging commemorative plates!

Posted by: Unkaren at April 23, 2020 10:13 AM (vGJY7)

176 168 isn't the man in the back of the painting smoking a pipe?
Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:12 AM (j9HX3)

I like that idea, because there appears to be smoke at the back of his left hand, but what's his right hand doing so close to his face?

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 10:13 AM (O3A5V)

177 isn't the man in the back of the painting smoking a pipe?
Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:12 AM (j9HX3)


He is - and his lack of concern for the health and well being of his fellow socialites is concerning. Very concerning.

Posted by: Amateur Art Critic at April 23, 2020 10:14 AM (J567a)

178 Here are a couple of other guesses at what the guy in the back is doing:

10 Is the guy in the back playing a mouth harp?
Posted by: Carpe Manana at April 23, 2020 09:32 AM (PbH71)

14 Is the guy in back with hat playing a harmonica?
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (JFO2v)

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 10:14 AM (O3A5V)

179 Would hang this painting in his home:

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:14 AM (Zz0t1)

180 he was the one who gives Chris the stink eye when he comes up as if he was "just coming out of quarantine in the basement"



that kid knows what's what. his dad is an asshole.

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM


Fuck you, Chris! I'm going to go live with my REAL Dad!

Posted by: The Paolo Coumo, Jr. at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (fIDYQ)

181 I like that idea, because there appears to be smoke at the back of his left hand, but what's his right hand doing so close to his face?


sorry he's lighting it.

doing so is tricky.

I have a pipe I used to actually use to smoke tobacco! yes I had a lot of affectations in college why do you ask?

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (j9HX3)

182 >> isn't the man in the back of the painting smoking a pipe?


He's smelling his finger.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (7MT/D)

183 172,173
doing good but damn it if it isn't still stupid cold out...don't miss Hawaii though
im always lurking though, would comment but my ipad wont let me

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (z9rum)

184 Might hang this painting in his home, but can't remember if he would or not:

https://youtu.be/m68Pw-KZvvo

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (Zz0t1)

185 https://tinyurl.com/ychz5nrn



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 23, 2020 10:10 AM (bW1Yb)



I love that Fenelon! BTW - did you get my email?

Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (lwiT4)

186 The gentleman in the foreground is upset because he just read in the Times that 1,800 British soldiers have been wiped out by the Zulus at Isandwana.

Posted by: Archer at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (gmo/4)

187 Fuck you, Chris! I'm going to go live with my REAL Dad!


lol one can only hope for the poor kid's sake this is true!

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (j9HX3)

188 Can't figure out who is the connoisseur.

Posted by: runner at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (zr5Kq)

189
Yeeesh.

My hair looks like David Lynch's these days.

I need to put on the "Twin Peaks" CD when my emergencies come in.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (z0XD8)

190 You could have said the man in the painting is sitting alone because he just found out he gave his son the Coronavirus just like Fredo did.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 23, 2020 10:15 AM (2DOZq)

191 there's definitely smoke there so he's lighting either a pipe or a cigar

whichever it is, it's pretty small, but there used to be very small versions of both (still are I guess)

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:16 AM (j9HX3)

192 >>doing good but damn it if it isn't still stupid cold out...don't miss Hawaii though
im always lurking though, would comment but my ipad wont let me


...yeah...that's great and all...

How about T? She single yet?

Posted by: garrett at April 23, 2020 10:16 AM (7MT/D)

193 Here are a couple of other guesses at what the guy in the back is doing:

10 Is the guy in the back playing a mouth harp?
Posted by: Carpe Manana at April 23, 2020 09:32 AM (PbH71)

14 Is the guy in back with hat playing a harmonica?
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 09:33 AM (JFO2v)

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 10:14 AM (O3A5V)
------
It's really indistinct, but from the wisp of smoke, I'd say he's lighting a cigar or cigarette.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:16 AM (4o2K3)

194 navy cop joe!!!! How are you doing, all things considered, as in 'no baseball'.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 10:17 AM (lwiT4)

195 Blunt.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 23, 2020 10:17 AM (87eKW)

196 Noted......

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

Thank you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:17 AM (dLLD6)

197 Lady reading book Hey my tits are down here.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:17 AM (JFO2v)

198 I too, am a connoisseur, of fine milfs.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 23, 2020 10:18 AM (o2MD2)

199 Blunt

essentially, yes.

could be a self-rolled cigarette, basically

when I rolled my own - again tobacco and I was weird in college! - they were pretty little

Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE at April 23, 2020 10:18 AM (j9HX3)

200 The artist, broke and despondent later committed Connoisseurcide.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 23,


I thought he was eaten by the dreaded Connoisseraus Rex?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 23, 2020 10:19 AM (axyOa)

201 Aficionados > Connoisseurs

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 23, 2020 10:19 AM (2DOZq)

202 192 nope, her bad taste in men is still working in my favor
plus nck is still here, the wutang flu has pretty much ended college for the year, she's laying on the couch binge watching hulu

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:19 AM (z9rum)

203 198 I too, am a connoisseur, of fine milfs.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 23, 2020 10:18 AM (o2MD2)


Never let perfect be the enemy of good. Or, for that matter, good be the enemy of good enough.

Posted by: Amateur Art Critic at April 23, 2020 10:19 AM (J567a)

204 The man in the back is obviously eating chicken wings

Posted by: drerbrerard at April 23, 2020 10:19 AM (EA1BR)

205 The gentleman in the foreground is upset because he just read in the Times that 1,800 British soldiers have been wiped out by the Zulus at Isandwana.

*********

He read the news today, oh boy. 10,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2020 10:20 AM (Fc5rx)

206 Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

I thought you might like this piece. It has a hint of those filthy Scandi paintings you like...the observations of domesticity with a hint of humor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:20 AM (dLLD6)

207 Wow, someone is really concerned in JJs dead thread.

Posted by: Moron Robbie won't set his kids on fire to keep you warm at April 23, 2020 10:20 AM (41rs/)

208 The nondescript girl staring at Holmes' torso has good posture.

Posted by: spindrift at April 23, 2020 10:20 AM (pi370)

209 194 doing good
came to the art thread so CBD can learn me the culture

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:20 AM (z9rum)

210 The nondescript girl staring at Holmes' torso has good posture.
Posted by: spindrift at April 23, 2020 10:20 AM (pi370)


And boobs!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:21 AM (Zz0t1)

211 The guy on the sofa is studying the painting "The Connoisseur" and is quite befuddled.

Posted by: Roy at April 23, 2020 10:21 AM (Ti+Tv)

212 Awesome. I bet you are both happy to have the Terror around...even if she is SO BORED!

Glad you are all doing well.

Still planning on visiting and commiting a crime or two with the hopes of meeting your better half.

Posted by: garrett at April 23, 2020 10:21 AM (Sfx+c)

213 They're European. When they roll a blunt, it's half tobacco, for some weird reason. I'd *kinda* get, maybe, if they smoked American weed, but it's not strong like that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2020 10:21 AM (Ibl1K)

214 He read the news today, oh boy. 10,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2020 10:20 AM (Fc5rx)
----
But will they fit inside the Albert Hall? That's the real question.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:21 AM (4o2K3)

215 *looking at the art again, despite > 100 *

Artist thinks: I'd like to do a religious painting, someone praying maybe. No, no, I think I'd like to do a seascape, perhaps a serene sailboat. Orrr, how about a small landscape? Rather than that, maybe a drawing-room scene, some wood-paneled drama.

Wait! I know how to do all of these and more!

(His self-portrait is himself painting this painting of paintings.)

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined webworks
at April 23, 2020 10:22 AM (+X43N)

216 Tom Wolfe is mort. Do not mock him.

Also he was a fine writer. I met him once, and he was in full Tom Wolfe drag with the linen suit and the silk socks. Fascinating guy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 10:22 AM (gd9RK)

217 I thought you might like this piece. It has a hint
of those filthy Scandi paintings you like...the observations of
domesticity with a hint of humor.




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:20 AM (dLLD6)


I like it! But as to the filthy Scandi description, I'll have you know I've been washing my hands, for twenty seconds each time because we are all in this together. Stay safe, my friend, stay home.

/

Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 10:22 AM (lwiT4)

218 Aficionados > Connoisseurs

*********

Sniff!

Posted by: Devotees at April 23, 2020 10:22 AM (Fc5rx)

219 the twist? he's a connoisseur of *magnifying glasses*.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 23, 2020 10:23 AM (kf5Ci)

220 212 this summer i'll most likely do a momeet either around Chicago or up here

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:23 AM (z9rum)

221 218 Aficionados > Connoisseurs

*********

Sniff!
Posted by: Devotees at April 23, 2020 10:22 AM (Fc5rx)

pussies!

Posted by: Fanatics at April 23, 2020 10:23 AM (Ti+Tv)

222 I'm determined to be in a good mood today.
I will go for a walk during lunch (if I get one). I will not let the empty streets and the plethora of bums and homeless people affect me.
I will breathe clean, fresh air and thank God for my freedom, diminished as it is at this moment.
I will marvel at the generosity of this group of people who rallied behind a minister and his wife to save them and their church.
I will look forward to the day when I can feel the wall of tyranny crumble and my rights restored. It will happen. We will be free again.

love yall

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 23, 2020 10:23 AM (d7Ww2)

223 Dude up front looks like Chuck Schumer. And is the guy in the rear playing harmonica?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 23, 2020 10:24 AM (miJU3)

224 26 million have lost their jobs??


correct

oh and that's only the ones filing

self employed don't file in many cases
Posted by: LetMyOrchidFREE



Still amazed at the amount of people that are astounded by that number.

What did they expect? You closed down over 60% of ALL businesses.

WTF? You're surprised??

Posted by: rickb223 at April 23, 2020 10:24 AM (rGtm/)

225 I will look forward to the day when I can feel the
wall of tyranny crumble and my rights restored. It will happen. We
will be free again.



love yall

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 23, 2020 10:23 AM (d7Ww2)



Amen.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 10:24 AM (lwiT4)

226
love yall
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 23, 2020 10:23 AM (d7Ww2)


YOU GO GIRL!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:24 AM (Zz0t1)

227 Sidekick conference. Night of the Living Brain Dead and Man Bear Pig aggress banning the internal combustion engine. (Both videos are worth watching.)

https://bit.ly/3bysBpE

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 23, 2020 10:24 AM (+y/Ru)

228 If we're going to have dudes sitting on ottomans, this is the preferable version.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 23, 2020 10:25 AM (hr5kG)

229 216 Tom Wolfe is mort. Do not mock him.

Also he was a fine writer. I met him once, and he was in full Tom Wolfe drag with the linen suit and the silk socks. Fascinating guy.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 10:22 AM (gd9RK)
========

He was my law school graduation speaker **mumble-mumble** years ago. Full drag there, too. Tore P.C. culture to pieces. We loved it.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 23, 2020 10:25 AM (dfRN6)

230 Aficionados > Connoisseurs

*********

Sniff!
Posted by: Devotees at April 23, 2020 10:22 AM (Fc5rx)
----
*sulks*

Posted by: Dilettantes at April 23, 2020 10:25 AM (4o2K3)

231 If the guy in the back is playing harmonica I wish I could hear it, cause it's smokin'.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 23, 2020 10:25 AM (o2MD2)

232 ...forged in foyer...

******

Heh. I crack myself up!

Posted by: Devotees at April 23, 2020 10:25 AM (Fc5rx)

233 >>26 million have lost their jobs??

...and heaven forbid if a few of them complain about it.

Posted by: Roy at April 23, 2020 10:25 AM (Ti+Tv)

234 221
218 Aficionados > Connoisseurs



*********



Sniff!

Posted by: Devotees at April 23, 2020 10:22 AM (Fc5rx)



pussies!

Posted by: Fanatics


Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: poseurs at April 23, 2020 10:25 AM (T6t7i)

235 The more I look at it the more I'm impressed with the perspective in this drawing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 10:26 AM (gd9RK)

236 The police can't arrest everyone, since social distancing would require everyone get their own cell.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 23, 2020 10:27 AM (vs2ae)

237 If we want our freedoms back we're going to have to do it the old fashioned way. I'm looking at YOU 1776.

Posted by: Guzalot at April 23, 2020 10:27 AM (Rz36l)

238 Who is Ken Milner in JJ's thread? He's a real ray of sunshine and concern.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 23, 2020 10:27 AM (ptqGC)

239 236 The police can't arrest everyone, since social distancing would require everyone get their own cell.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 23, 2020 10:27 AM (vs2ae)

Not a problem. They can always release a couple of serial killers to make room for Grandma.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 23, 2020 10:28 AM (o2MD2)

240 233 >>26 million have lost their jobs??

...and heaven forbid if a few of them complain about it.
Posted by: Roy at April 23, 2020 10:25 AM (Ti+Tv)

In the last bigh downturn in 09 and 10 about 300k to 500k people just died. Many cancers, many strokes, etc. It was about 10% higher than average.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:28 AM (JFO2v)

241 I think the name was Karen

Posted by: Pliney at April 23, 2020 10:28 AM (nzKWW)

242 The police can't arrest everyone, since social distancing would require everyone get their own cell.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 23, 2020 10:27 AM (vs2ae)


Ticketed & released - i.e., speeding ticket. Mail in money to state.

State revenue issue solved.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at April 23, 2020 10:28 AM (Ozpxd)

243 The police can't arrest everyone, since social distancing would require everyone get their own cell.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 23, 2020 10:27 AM (vs2ae)


If you're going to get arrested, just commit a SERIOUS crime and they'll let you right back out.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (Zz0t1)

244 Except for the bushy eyebrows, muttonchops, and grey hair, that connoisseur guy looks a lot like one of my brothers. Uncanny. So I emailed it to him.

He sent back a link to Pearl Vision.

I'm gonna send it to my other brothers and see what they think.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (sGotD)

245 238 want me to go trash him?
if he's a new troll he'll never recognize my nick

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (z9rum)

246 I like this.

This guy's seen it all and is NOT impressed.

"Your frippery and idle chatter bore me. When does my coach arrive? I have important business to attend... I need to sort my cummerbunds."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2020 09:56 AM (Ibl1K)
+++++++++++++
Surely he has a maid or a manservant to sort his cummerbunds. All he has to do is instruct his butler, who will delegate to the underbutler, who will delegate to the appropriate servant.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (hYcqw)

247 Funny how they freak about Citizen's United but then do a reverse on corporate lobbyist interests.


Posted by: dagny, first of her name at April 23, 2020 10:10 AM

---

That's because the original law mccain-feingold put together was expressly aimed at the NRA.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (JUOKG)

248 They're European. When they roll a blunt, it's half tobacco, for some weird reason.


It's a good way to smoke hash, which was more prevalent there back in the day. Or so I've read.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (gd9RK)

249 /sock

Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (Fc5rx)

250 Surely he has a maid or a manservant to sort his cummerbunds. All he has to do is instruct his butler, who will delegate to the underbutler, who will delegate to the appropriate servant.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (hYcqw)


"Perhaps you'd like me to wash your dickie for you, sir...."

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:30 AM (Zz0t1)

251
238 want me to go trash him?

if he's a new troll he'll never recognize my nick

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (z9rum)


Hi! Good to see you!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 23, 2020 10:30 AM (ptqGC)

252 damn straight

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued guidance Tuesday reminding colleges that financial assistance provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was never intended for illegal immigrant students.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:31 AM (JFO2v)

253 Surely he has a maid or a manservant to sort his cummerbunds. All he has to do is instruct his butler, who will delegate to the underbutler, who will delegate to the appropriate servant.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (hYcqw)
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Cummerbund-sorting would properly be the role of his valet.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:31 AM (4o2K3)

254 Cummerbund-sorting would properly be the role of his valet.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:31 AM (4o2K3)
++++++++
Yes, of course. Isn't "valet" in the general category of "manservant?" Or are they off on their own?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:32 AM (hYcqw)

255 He was my law school graduation speaker **mumble-mumble** years ago. Full drag there, too. Tore P.C. culture to pieces. We loved it.

Oh that's cool. I met him at an Opus Dei student house. Which is its own kind of interesting.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 10:32 AM (gd9RK)

256 Cummerbund-sorting would properly be the role of his valet.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:31 AM (4o2K3)

That could take....hours.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 23, 2020 10:33 AM (88+cf)

257 I crack myself up!
Posted by: Devotees


it ain't no Thangue!

forged in the foyer

Double round of clap for the maestro.

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined webworks
at April 23, 2020 10:33 AM (+X43N)

258 Yes, of course. Isn't "valet" in the general category of "manservant?" Or are they off on their own?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:32 AM (hYcqw)
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They're kind of the warrant-rank of servants. The so-called "gentleman's gentleman".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (4o2K3)

259 Cummerbund-sorting would properly be the role of his valet.


Sure, sure, but the important question is whether he pronounces it Val-ette, emphasis on the Val, or Val-ayyyyy, as in Fonzie?

Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (T6t7i)

260 Jane, batten the hatches.

More storms heading your way and they've had some tornadoes in them.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (Zz0t1)

261 Mr Kim have question.....When Tom Wolf and family come to visit, do you say "The Wolves are here"?
Posted by: KIM JONG UN at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (lMn1U)

What about, "Owooooooo!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (miJU3)

262 Cinnamon buns > Cummerbunds.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (+y/Ru)

263 244 Except for the bushy eyebrows, muttonchops, and grey hair, that connoisseur guy looks a lot like one of my brothers. Uncanny. So I emailed it to him.

He sent back a link to Pearl Vision.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (sGotD)

That's great!

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (O3A5V)

264
Sure, sure, but the important question is whether he pronounces it Val-ette, emphasis on the Val, or Val-ayyyyy, as in Fonzie?
Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (T6t7i)


I'm not a shark.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (Zz0t1)

265 They're kind of the warrant-rank of servants. The so-called "gentleman's gentleman".
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (4o2K3)
+++++++++++++
AoSHQ: Come for the art, stay for the education on household staff hierarchy. And tits.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (hYcqw)

266 233 >>26 million have lost their jobs??

...and heaven forbid if a few of them complain about it.
Posted by: Roy at April 23, 2020 10:25 AM (Ti+Tv)

...

I still cannot mentally process that we have a republican governor here in Texas who went from muh conservative principles to here let's play command economy under the guise of "essential business".

I get, I really do, that there is the potential for us to have to quarantine the sick and probably trace their contacts and quarantine them too. And when people are transmitting the disease before they're symptomatic that gets super dicey.

But that he co-opted that language is horrifying to me.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 23, 2020 10:35 AM (hr5kG)

267 "Perhaps you'd like me to wash your dickie for you, sir...."

******

Would choo like me to wax your ficus plant...Pressss stone?

/Consuela

Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2020 10:35 AM (Fc5rx)

268 258
Yes, of course. Isn't "valet" in the general category of "manservant?" Or are they off on their own?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:32 AM (hYcqw)

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They're kind of the warrant-rank of servants. The so-called "gentleman's gentleman".


We hate those jumped-up little wankers.

Posted by: Batmen at April 23, 2020 10:35 AM (T6t7i)

269 It don't mean a Thangue if it ain't got that Swangue!

Doo-wop! Doo-wop! Doo-wop! Doo-wop!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 23, 2020 10:35 AM (dfRN6)

270 Sure, sure, but the important question is whether he pronounces it Val-ette, emphasis on the Val, or Val-ayyyyy, as in Fonzie?
Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (T6t7i)
+++++++++++
The man who parks your car: VAL-eh
The man who sorts your cummerbunds: val-ett

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:35 AM (hYcqw)

271 265 They're kind of the warrant-rank of servants. The so-called "gentleman's gentleman".
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (4o2K3)
+++++++++++++
AoSHQ: Come for the art, stay for the education on household staff hierarchy. And tits.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (hYcqw)

...

Oh like you never watched Downton Abbey.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 23, 2020 10:36 AM (hr5kG)

272 Oh like you never watched Downton Abbey.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 23, 2020 10:36 AM (hr5kG)
++++++++++++
I actually haven't. My mom, though, sure has.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:36 AM (hYcqw)

273 262 I was going to do a peter north joke but I don't want CBD to beat me up on a rare appearance

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:36 AM (z9rum)

274 Just got back from Safeway. 7:00 a.m. and I was not about to stand in
line for half an hour -- or more. This is **** ridiculous. I do not
stand in line to get into a grocery store. We didn't to this for Global
Cooling, AIDS, Global Warming, several undeclared wars, Climate Change,
SARS/MERS/Polio/Legionaires' Disease, Abscam, or teenage angst, all
existential crises of our times. Oy F'g vey. When the final #s are
out: suckers.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 23, 2020 10:36 AM (KAi1n)

275 Who is Ken Milner in JJ's thread? He's a real ray of sunshine and concern.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 23, 2020 10:27 AM (ptqGC)

Not a troll. And while I disagree with him, he is trying to make his point without resorting to personal attacks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:37 AM (dLLD6)

276 I meant it. That rule, while it may amuse The Horde, is serious. The intent of this Art Thread is to provide a bit of a respite from the serious issues of the day.

And thank you for that, especially in this time of very monotonous news.

I kinda wish people "first"-ing on this thread would get 100 ruled too, but not my rules.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:37 AM (ZGrMX)

277 Sure, sure, but the important question is whether he pronounces it Val-ette, emphasis on the Val, or Val-ayyyyy, as in Fonzie?
Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (T6t7i)
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With the English, probably the former, since they don't hold with those fancy foreign pronunciations. Cf. "gateau", which they pronounce "GAtto".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:37 AM (4o2K3)

278 263 244 Except for the bushy eyebrows, muttonchops, and grey hair, that connoisseur guy looks a lot like one of my brothers. Uncanny. So I emailed it to him.

He sent back a link to Pearl Vision.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 23, 2020 10:29 AM (sGotD)

That's great!
Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (O3A5V)

...

Time to photoshop him in there, and use that oil painting filter, and send it back to him again.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 23, 2020 10:37 AM (hr5kG)

279 The painting he's looking at is the MacGuffin of this picture.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 23, 2020 10:38 AM (hr5kG)

280 Great! Now we have breadlines. We're f'ing socialist. Might as well start chowing down on zoo animals.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2020 10:38 AM (+0AKE)

281 I don't want CBD to beat me up on a rare appearance

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:36 AM (z9rum)

Go for it! after 100 comments, anything goes.

[but it had better be funny...]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:38 AM (dLLD6)

282 Not a troll. And while I disagree with him, he is trying to make his point without resorting to personal attacks.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:37 AM (dLLD6)
--------------

Really?

Because, to me, Ken comes across as a run of the mill statist who thinks rights can be reasonably restricted.

Ah well, shows you what I know.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 23, 2020 10:39 AM (WEBkv)

283 We hate those jumped-up little wankers.


Posted by: Batmen


Oh, boo hoo.

Posted by: Toadies, Bootlickers, Lickspittles, and Rumpswabbers International at April 23, 2020 10:39 AM (T6t7i)

284 Who is Ken Milner in JJ's thread? He's a real ray of sunshine and concern.


Karen.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 23, 2020 10:40 AM (kE3dB)

285 Im from the government and am here to help.

Posted by: Regan's nightmare at April 23, 2020 10:40 AM (nzKWW)

286 The painting he's looking at is the MacGuffin of this picture.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 23, 2020 10:38 AM (hr5kG)

Obviously a Velvet Elvis, or Dogs Playing Poker.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 23, 2020 10:40 AM (88+cf)

287 Go for it! after 100 comments, anything goes.

Wrong is right today
Wong is white today
Heaven knows

Posted by: belting out the banned at April 23, 2020 10:40 AM (KNGjx)

288 This needs to be used in an ad...

@AlexMarlow

Obama vs. Trump dealing with Iran

https://tinyurl.com/y79d2dju

Posted by: Tami < click for link to grammie's GFM at April 23, 2020 10:40 AM (cF8AT)

289 275 its respectable
like the good old days
seems like when its an election year it gets mean
a good debate on the other hand is good for the grey matter

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:40 AM (z9rum)

290 Care of BluebirdOfBitterness, a bit of witty wisdom, appropriate to our Karantine Era:

"For what do we live,
but to make sport for our neighbors,
and laugh at them in our turn?"
--Jane Austen

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined webworks
at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (+X43N)

291 We hate those jumped-up little wankers.
Posted by: Batmen at April 23, 2020 10:35 AM (T6t7i)
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Ah, but remember that Lord Peter Wimsey's valet, Bunter, was originally his batman during the Great War. So there's that.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (4o2K3)

292 Cinnamon buns > Cummerbunds.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM


Kate Beckinsale's buns > cinnamon buns > cummerbunds

Posted by: Diogenes at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (axyOa)

293 "Why the fuck a white ottoman??"

Posted by: andycanuck at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (TQ/zJ)

294 Obama vs. Trump dealing with Iran

https://tinyurl.com/y79d2dju
Posted by: Tami

A tale of two cities.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (Zz0t1)

295 Because, to me, Ken comes across as a run of the mill statist who thinks rights can be reasonably restricted.

I think a lot of the Horde is really invested in the "virus binary", where you either think the virus is fake news and CNN is making up the deaths or you're Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot all in one. As ATC has said repeatedly on the podcast, there are a lot of valid middle ground positions here.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (ZGrMX)

296 Do not remember if I posted here but i see facebook has a tool for universities so they can blank entire post if just 1 word or phase is in posting.

About 3 or 4 of 200 unis polled use it.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:43 AM (JFO2v)

297 Inalienable definition is - incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred

Webster's

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 23, 2020 10:43 AM (kE3dB)

298 Cf. "gateau", which they pronounce "GAtto".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:37 AM (4o2K3)

I traveled through England in the early 1980s, and remember seeing "Gateau Cake" on the menu of a few restaurants.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (dLLD6)

299 I for one think anyone who uses "binary" out of a mathematical or computer context should be kicked in the nuts.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (+0AKE)

300 290 Care of BluebirdOfBitterness, a bit of witty wisdom, appropriate to our Karantine Era:

"For what do we live,
but to make sport for our neighbors,
and laugh at them in our turn?"
--Jane Austen
Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined webworks
at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (+X43N)

best time to kick a man is when he is down

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (JFO2v)

301 Now that we're largely moved into the house, I'm going to spend this weekend trying to set up shelves in the media room closet for all of my movies (883 total according to my list on Blu-ray.com).

I will then try and start filming some Youtube content in front of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (LvTSG)

302 As ATC has said repeatedly on the podcast, there are a lot of valid middle ground positions here.

Posted by: Ian S.


That is not the AOSHQ way.

Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (T6t7i)

303 I traveled through England in the early 1980s, and remember seeing "Gateau Cake" on the menu of a few restaurants.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (dLLD6)

isnt gato cat in mexican?

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:45 AM (JFO2v)

304 Kate Beckinsale's buns > cinnamon buns > cummerbunds

Posted by: Diogenes at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (axyOa)

You have excellent taste.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:45 AM (dLLD6)

305 302 As ATC has said repeatedly on the podcast, there are a lot of valid middle ground positions here.

Posted by: Ian S.

That is not the AOSHQ way.
Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (T6t7i)

==========

Are we still burning heretics?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:45 AM (LvTSG)

306 I for one think anyone who uses "binary" out of a mathematical or computer context should be kicked in the nuts.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (+0AKE)



There are two kinds of people in the world...

Posted by: naturalfake at April 23, 2020 10:45 AM (z0XD8)

307 Mornin', all,
Just got back from taking the older cat to the vet. He's 12.5 years old and has been having, er, "digestive" issues for a while. His vet has ruled out any kind of tumor and thinks it's an allergy to certain kinds of food. I've tried a lot of things from chicken (OK) to salmon (disastrous) to rabbit (he loves it, but no real improvement). Now he's going on an expensive "hydrolyzed" cat food. He's very hungry, eats enthusiastically, but has lost weight -- but his doctor does not think it's a thyroid problem, as she says cats with that issue run around all night yelling and driving their humans nuts, and mine doesn't do that. (He drives me crazy in other, irrelevant ways.)
As for today's painting, the light is very interesting, as if there is a skylight above them.


Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 23, 2020 10:45 AM (rpbg1)

308 I traveled through England in the early 1980s, and remember seeing "Gateau Cake" on the menu of a few restaurants.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (dLLD6)
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IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE "GATEAU" IS FRENCH FOR "CAKE"!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 23, 2020 10:45 AM (4o2K3)

309 That is not the AOSHQ way.

Granted, but I'm trying to limit my exposure to The Ravage. It's a lot worse than the Barrel.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (ZGrMX)

310 Are we still burning heretics?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts


Depends. Are they made of ducks?

Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (T6t7i)

311 I think a lot of the Horde is really invested in the "virus binary"


Not just the HQ, real life people are so binary. I literally don't understand the phenomenon.

My blues all think that any thought of breaking quarantine is daft, dangerous, and science-denying. My reds think it's a hoax.

I don't understand how a complicated social, economic, medical, and scientific problem instantly became partisan.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (gd9RK)

312 It looks like the white haired guy with the bushy eyebrows is sulking and the others are pleading with him to rejoin them.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (Uu+Jp)

313 310 Are we still burning heretics?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts

Depends. Are they made of ducks?
Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (T6t7i)

=========

We shall use my largest scales.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (LvTSG)

314 isnt gato cat in mexican?
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:45 AM (JFO2v)
--------

Cat, hat
In French chat, chapeau
In Spanish it's el gato in a sombrero.



Posted by: bluebell at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (/669Q)

315 288 This needs to be used in an ad...

@AlexMarlow

Obama vs. Trump dealing with Iran

https://tinyurl.com/y79d2dju
Posted by: Tami

That familiar photo of Chris Stevens, at the top of that site, is one of the saddest photos I've seen in my life. It was a horrible betrayal to let him die.

Posted by: m at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (O3A5V)

316 The guy with the mirror is about to lay out some white lines and get this tea party started.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2020 10:47 AM (+0AKE)

317 261 Mr Kim have question.....When Tom Wolf and family come to visit, do you say "The Wolves are here"?
Posted by: KIM JONG UN at April 23, 2020 10:07 AM (lMn1U)

What about, "Owooooooo!"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 23, 2020 10:34 AM (miJU3)

Those would be the distant cousins...the Werewolves of London

Posted by: Guy who announces Lord and Lady Douchebag at April 23, 2020 10:47 AM (gD6Ka)

318 DeVos just said that college civil aid is for Americans and legal foreigners and does not include the DACAns.
Why is it that when the DACAns say "I'm here through no fault of my own", they are never asked "whose fault is it then?" If it's their parents fault (and it is), the DACAns should report the scoundrels. If the DACAns don't, then they are accessories to the crime and are enjoying the bounty resulting from that crime.
If they have spent a year in the American school system, then it is time to send them home, like the foreign exchange students they are.

Posted by: Downcast at April 23, 2020 10:47 AM (eMrsr)

319 Ken comes across as a run of the mill statist who thinks rights can be reasonably restricted.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 23, 2020 10:39 AM (WEBkv)

Which is why I disagree with him. He is wrong, but absent abuse, he gets to stay and be mauled by the horde.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:47 AM (dLLD6)

320
I think a lot of the Horde is really invested in the "virus binary", where you either think the virus is fake news and CNN is making up the deaths or you're Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot all in one. As ATC has said repeatedly on the podcast, there are a lot of valid middle ground positions here.
Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (ZGrMX)
--------------

No one thinks the virus is fake news.

Speaking for myself, I thought it was a serious situation, but also think the media irresponsibly fanned the flames of panic and, in the end, the mortality rate wouldn't justify destroying economic well-being of millions of Americans.

Instead of a measured approach, government took the blunt instrument approach and we're seeing the end result of what happens when you allow panic to rule and then place power and trust in the hands of people like Pelosi, Cuomo and Newsom. People are not to be trusted with such power and trust.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 23, 2020 10:48 AM (WEBkv)

321 Now that we're largely moved into the house, I'm going to spend this weekend trying to set up shelves in the media room closet for all of my movies (883 total according to my list on Blu-ray.com).

I will then try and start filming some Youtube content in front of it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (LvTSG)
+++++++++++++++++
Ace will be up later today. You can ask him for shelving advice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:48 AM (hYcqw)

322 My blues all think that any thought of breaking quarantine is daft, dangerous, and science-denying. My reds think it's a hoax.

I don't understand how a complicated social, economic, medical, and scientific problem instantly became partisan.


It is the time of the Great Unmasking, as facilitated by the Golden Scalpweasel, peace be upon him.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:48 AM (ZGrMX)

323 309 never fear the Ravage!!!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 10:48 AM (z9rum)

324 321 Now that we're largely moved into the house, I'm going to spend this weekend trying to set up shelves in the media room closet for all of my movies (883 total according to my list on Blu-ray.com).

I will then try and start filming some Youtube content in front of it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (LvTSG)
+++++++++++++++++
Ace will be up later today. You can ask him for shelving advice.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:48 AM (hYcqw)

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

I long ago figured out the forward setting on my power drill. I'm not sure what else he could teach me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:48 AM (LvTSG)

325 His vet has ruled out any kind of tumor and thinks it's an allergy to certain kinds of food. I've tried a lot of things from chicken (OK) to salmon (disastrous) to rabbit (he loves it, but no real improvement). Now he's going on an expensive "hydrolyzed" cat food. He's very hungry, eats enthusiastically, but has lost weight -- but his doctor does not think it's a thyroid problem, as she says cats with that issue run around all night yelling and driving their humans nuts, and mine doesn't do that. (He drives me crazy in other, irrelevant ways.)
As for today's painting, the light is very interesting, as if there is a skylight above them.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 23, 2020 10:45 AM (rpbg1)

My son and DIL's cat had to go on hydrolyzed food after a year + of not knowing why he was puking and pooping everywhere. It's worked great for him and he's put back on the weight he lost.

And daughter's dog was just told yesterday that's the food her dog needs too.

Posted by: Tami < click for link to grammie's GFM at April 23, 2020 10:48 AM (cF8AT)

326 Not a troll. And while I disagree with him, he is trying to make his point without resorting to personal attacks.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:37 AM (dLLD6)

--

In a dead thread, you all think it's the flu, "your rights don't include spreading new viruses whether you like it or not" sort of way.

Posted by: Moron Robbie won't set his kids on fire to keep your grandpa warm at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (IwDj9)

327 The guy with the mirror is about to lay out some white lines and get this tea party started.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2020 10:47 AM (+0AKE)
~~~~~

Pretty sure that's magnifying glass.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (sGotD)

328
Which is why I disagree with him. He is wrong, but absent abuse, he gets to stay and be mauled by the horde.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:47 AM (dLLD6)
--------------

Okay, cool, I thought I read the situation correctly, thank you for confirming.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (WEBkv)

329 The new model shows NY can end social distancing before TEX and FL!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (JFO2v)

330 310 Are we still burning heretics?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts

Depends. Are they made of ducks?
Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (T6t7i)

I'm all for it! The more the better!!!

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (V2Yro)

331 The virus is real, just disagree with the actions being taken based on numbers that are made up.

In any use of statistics, one should question both the intent of the user and the validity of the numbers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (vs2ae)

332 My blues all think that any thought of breaking
quarantine is daft, dangerous, and science-denying. My reds think it's a
hoax.



I don't understand how a complicated social, economic, medical, and scientific problem instantly became partisan.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (gd9RK)



I don't think it's a hoax, but I do believe the response has been disproportionate to the risk. I believe it has become the excuse to attack and dismantle not only our rights, but our society as a whole. I do not think that this push came from the red people. The blue people, however, have taken this opportunity to never let a crisis go to waste.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (lwiT4)

333 Ace will be up later today. You can ask him for shelving advice.
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#twoweeks

Posted by: andycanuck at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (TQ/zJ)

334 Ah, but remember that Lord Peter Wimsey's valet, Bunter, was originally his batman during the Great War. So there's that.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (4o2K3)

Related, batman theme music:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=6GIT_-JqhEU

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 23, 2020 10:50 AM (miJU3)

335 The new model shows NY* can end social distancing before TEX and FL!
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (JFO2v)
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*only if your last name is Cuomo.

Posted by: bluebell at April 23, 2020 10:50 AM (/669Q)

336 As ATC has said repeatedly on the podcast, there are a lot of valid middle ground positions here.
Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:41 AM (ZGrMX)


That's the problem.

What should have happened was everyone gets their info and makes their own risk/reward decisions - resulting in a full continuum of behaviors and outcomes ranging from smart to stupid and lucky to sucky. What did happen is that all got taken out of everyone's individual hands, by the very top of a bureaucracy with it's own agenda.

We didn't even see fifty states act independently here. We saw blocks of states act in coordination with common political goals.

And an attack on one's person doesn't have to be by specific name. Calls to curtail one's livelihood or other freedoms - even made in the general sense - are still extremely personal.

Posted by: Amateur Art Critic at April 23, 2020 10:50 AM (J567a)

337 Instead of a measured approach, government took the blunt instrument approach and we're seeing the end result of what happens when you allow panic to rule and then place power and trust in the hands of people like Pelosi, Cuomo and Newsom. People are not to be trusted with such power and trust.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 23, 2020 10:48 AM (WEBkv)
-----------------

Last sentence should read: People who are not to be trusted with power.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 23, 2020 10:50 AM (WEBkv)

338 Hi Wolf.. low grade coccida infections are routinely missed by tests and you might have the vet try Albon or Febendezole to see if that doesn't help...

Posted by: Catman at April 23, 2020 10:50 AM (4HMlb)

339 Wolfus, my Dorkie Dork had hyperthyroidism, and she was calm and sweet most of the time; never rambunctious except once which led to being prescribed blood pressure medication which did it. Curious what your cat's kidney values are. Cat's kidneys were not designed to last as long as indoor cats do. I'd do some research if I were you.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 23, 2020 10:50 AM (KAi1n)

340 As ATC has said repeatedly on the podcast, there are a lot of valid middle ground positions here.


And as long as they are Constitutional, I don't think anyone has an issue with hearing those positions.


What's going on right here and right now in the US is pure political warfare and as JJ stated , complete tyranny.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 23, 2020 10:51 AM (kE3dB)

341 301
Now that we're largely moved into the house, I'm going to spend this
weekend trying to set up shelves in the media room closet for all of my
movies (883 total according to my list on Blu-ray.com).



I will then try and start filming some Youtube content in front of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:44 AM (LvTSG)

_________


Like Jefferson, your DVD library should be sold to the fed.gov and used to seed a national library of DVDs.

Posted by: ShainS at April 23, 2020 10:51 AM (WqPYg)

342 Painting shows dysfunctional family in a poorly decorated mansion.

Posted by: Case at April 23, 2020 10:51 AM (R4yL4)

343 296 Do not remember if I posted here but i see facebook has a tool for universities so they can blank entire post if just 1 word or phase is in posting.

About 3 or 4 of 200 unis polled use it.
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 23, 2020 10:43 AM (JFO2v)

These bastions of group think and censorship need defunding.

Posted by: CN at April 23, 2020 10:51 AM (ONvIw)

344 The new model shows NY can end social distancing before TEX and FL!

The real reason the blues are screeching louder than ever about loving science sexually is that the virus has shown that computer models of natural/biological processes are pretty much worthless. And they're scared people will realize "now do global warming" from there.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:51 AM (ZGrMX)

345 I don't understand how a complicated social, economic, medical, and scientific problem instantly became partisan.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


because ORANGEMANBAD

duh

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 23, 2020 10:51 AM (d7Ww2)

346 341 Like Jefferson, your DVD library should be sold to the fed.gov and used to seed a national library of DVDs.
Posted by: ShainS at April 23, 2020 10:51 AM (WqPYg)

==========

Heh. I've seen much worse.

I've also set aside a box of old DVDs that I've upgraded to Blu-rays that I'm planning on giving away.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

347 There's a forward setting on drills???
#twoweeks

Posted by: andycanuck at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (TQ/zJ)

348 I think my cat has buttworms again. Is there any over the counter medicines for that?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (+0AKE)

349 Not a troll. And while I disagree with him, he is trying to make his point without resorting to personal attacks.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:37 AM (dLLD6)

All except calling us first world pussies. I don't have a problem with it but that's when it changed from him trying to give a thoughtful opinion.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (2DOZq)

350 In a dead thread, you all think it's the flu, "your
rights don't include spreading new viruses whether you like it or not"
sort of way.

Posted by: Moron Robbie won't set his kids on fire to keep your grandpa warm at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (IwDj9)

Yup. Pretty stupid. Would you like me to ban all stupid people?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (dLLD6)

351 The virus is real, and you can lock yourself in your bathroom and seal the doors and windows with duct tape for as long as you want.

My business closing down won't protect you. My kids losing their health insurance won't protect you. Not a single thing I do can protect you. Only you can do that, and you won't because you think it's *my* responsibility.

Posted by: Moron Robbie won't set his kids on fire to keep your grandpa warm at April 23, 2020 10:53 AM (IwDj9)

352 350
Yup. Pretty stupid. Would you like me to ban all stupid people?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (dLLD6)

===========

*tiptoes out of CBD's line of sight*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:53 AM (LvTSG)

353 All except calling us first world pussies.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (2DOZq)

True, but that was the only one, and it was general, not directed.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:53 AM (dLLD6)

354 330
310 Are we still burning heretics?



Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts



Depends. Are they made of ducks?

Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:46 AM (T6t7i)



I'm all for it! The more the better!!!

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (V2Yro)

_________


"Stop killing ducks to make duck tape!" -- AOC

Posted by: ShainS at April 23, 2020 10:53 AM (WqPYg)

355
Yup. Pretty stupid. Would you like me to ban all stupid people?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (dLLD6)
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Well, crud, if that becomes the metric, I'm gone.

Ah well, nice knowing you.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 23, 2020 10:53 AM (WEBkv)

356 Listening to talk radio in DFW this morning and they're discussing what Dallas County is doing to local businesses with their new guidelines........

Holy cow. I hated Dallas before, but what they're doing now is ridiculous.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:54 AM (Zz0t1)

357 I can't wait to see the AoSHQ IQ test!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 23, 2020 10:54 AM (vs2ae)

358 +++++++++++++++++
Ace will be up later today. You can ask him for shelving advice.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:48 AM (hYcqw)

I do hope the z-pack helped. We could have another thread debating what ails him, with points awarded for creativity. My opening bid is Scrotal Elephantiasis.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2020 10:54 AM (V2Yro)

359 Ok, let's be nice now.



And while I'm here, the next useless government doofus who tells me that "we are all in this together" is going to be signed up for pron email spam.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at April 23, 2020 10:54 AM (4k/Uz)

360 All except calling us first world pussies. I don't have a problem with it but that's when it changed from him trying to give a thoughtful opinion.

Just tell the libs being insulting about this stuff that that's an easy thing for a straight white person with a job to say. By their own rules, they can't refute that and must immediately begin self-scourging.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:54 AM (ZGrMX)

361
*tiptoes out of CBD's line of sight*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 23, 2020 10:53 AM (LvTSG)


I'm still here. I'm sure you're safe.

Now, when I'M banned, watch your back.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:55 AM (Zz0t1)

362 357
I can't wait to see the AoSHQ IQ test!

Posted by: AlaBAMA


Step 1: install shelves.

Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 10:55 AM (T6t7i)

363 I for one think anyone who uses "binary" out of a mathematical or computer context should be kicked in the nuts.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

There are two kinds of people in the world...
Posted by: naturalfake


There are one kinds of people in the world, those who index arrays from zero, and those who don't.

Posted by: mikeski at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (P1f+c)

364 I do hope the z-pack helped. We could have another thread debating what ails him, with points awarded for creativity. My opening bid is Scrotal Elephantiasis.

I'll take "things went more wrong with the shelving than he'll admit to".

Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (ZGrMX)

365 My opening bid is Scrotal Elephantiasis.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2020 10:54 AM (V2Yro)

I see your Scrotal Elephantiasis, and you should see a doctor.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (KnJdm)

366 276 ...I kinda wish people "first"-ing on this thread would get 100 ruled too, but not my rules.
====
Y E S!!!! I hate the "First" shit!!!

Posted by: dingbat at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (KylN9)

367 First

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (+0AKE)

368 Shelving installations.....

Doesn't that stuff cause brain damage?

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (Zz0t1)

369 Another Covid death in Atlanta

Teen killed, stepdad arrested after quarantine fight ends in gunfire.
A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed late Wednesday night after he
argued with his mother and stepfather about leaving their southwest
Atlanta home during a shelter-in-place order, police said.

Posted by: f'd at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (XfhKA)

370 And while I'm here, the next useless government doofus who tells me that "we are all in this together" is going to be signed up for pron email spam.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at April 23, 2020 10:54 AM (4k/Uz)
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We are all in this together.
Stay safe out there!
Flatten the curve
New normal
Social distance
Wear a mask! (The follow-up to "Don't wear a mask, it won't help anything.)
Etc.

Things I never, ever want to hear again.

Posted by: bluebell at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (/669Q)

371 Yup. Pretty stupid. Would you like me to ban all stupid people?

--

Ha. Very much no. I don't care for bans at all in general, but especially for stupid people because I'd be first on the list.

I think it's okay to call out concern trolls for trolling, though, especially if they aim for the dead thread to make their points. Which is a really weird way to do it, but it might be the same technique where the folks post stormfront crap in hopes of pointing to the comment and saying SEE!!! RACISM!!!

Who knows the motivation, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are groups hoping to have pro-quarantive conservative representation to point to, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie won't set his kids on fire to keep your grandpa warm at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (IwDj9)

372 There are one kinds of people in the world, those who index arrays from zero, and those who don't.
Posted by: mikeski at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (P1f+c)
----------------

don't get me started on RAID arrays starting from "1" rather then "0" these days.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (WEBkv)

373 Also I'm told that the head of IT for Fairfax County public schools was sacked.

One down....

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (4k/Uz)

374 How do you breathe through that little thing??

Posted by: an elephant talking to ace while he blogs at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (TQ/zJ)

375 Re moron IQ test..

I am the catman. How stupid is that? But, in my favor, I can do shelves...

Posted by: Catman at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (4HMlb)

376 There are one kinds of people in the world, those who index arrays from zero, and those who don't.
Posted by: mikeski at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (P1f+c)
+++++++++++++
"Thou shalt always index from zero."

:: steps back from the coming war ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (hYcqw)

377
Guiteau.

It's "Guiteau."

Just what the fuck, exactly does a guy have to DO before people will spell his name right?

Posted by: Charles at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (Ibl1K)

378 Y E S!!!! I hate the "First" shit!!!
Posted by: dingbat at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (KylN9)
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??? It can be the most refreshing day.

Posted by: Axeman at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (Eicbe)

379 I'll order the hydrolyzed stuff soon. It's something like $50 for a 7-8 lb. bag. (Cat is more expensive, relatively speaking, than a BMW.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (rpbg1)

380 If they all start at one, do they all go up to eleven now??

Posted by: andycanuck at April 23, 2020 10:58 AM (TQ/zJ)

381 Isn't eating lettuce basically eating dirt?

Posted by: AOC at April 23, 2020 10:58 AM (Eicbe)

382 SHELTER IN PLACE! Oh no, don't worry - you don't actually have to shelter in place. That's not what "shelter in place" means. And here I always thought it would involve sealing up your windows and doors with plastic and duct tape.

Posted by: Chris M at April 23, 2020 10:58 AM (eAZVt)

383 I for one think anyone who uses "binary" out of a mathematical or computer context should be kicked in the nuts.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe
==========

Wait, whut about the famous AoSHQ binary scale of hittable wimminz? We can't do without that!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 23, 2020 10:58 AM (dfRN6)

384 ...I kinda wish people "first"-ing on this thread would get 100 ruled too, but not my rules.
====
Y E S!!!! I hate the "First" shit!!!
Posted by: dingbat at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (KylN9)


It's a JOKE!!!! ferfuckssake.

Most of it stems back to the insane ravings and despotism of Jarles Chonson over at LGF, but you just keep hatin' the playah.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 23, 2020 10:59 AM (Zz0t1)

385 Y E S!!!! I hate the "First" shit!!!
Posted by: dingbat at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (KylN9)
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You've never had a "First" have you?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 23, 2020 10:59 AM (WEBkv)

386 Well I feel slightly better. Because of Governor dipshit keeping non-essential in person businesses closed I just had to make a mail order purchase from Texas. I normally would have bought this item (and have been since 1992) from a local business. Even better is the small place in Texas where I ordered this does not collect sales tax for Vermont. Small act of rebellion but it feels good.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 23, 2020 10:59 AM (4mz8V)

387 Is that Methias Hohner in the background?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 23, 2020 10:59 AM (mLizQ)

388 345 I don't understand how a complicated social, economic, medical, and scientific problem instantly became partisan.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

You must have missed the "Global Warming" fight that we've been having for the last 30 years. Actual "science" long ago ceased having anything to do with it, as the Left seized upon Scientism (a religious worship of things they think are sciency) to advance their power.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2020 10:59 AM (V2Yro)

389 Yup. Pretty stupid. Would you like me to ban all stupid people?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (dLLD6)

I'm right here, ya know!

Posted by: Tami < click for link to grammie's GFM at April 23, 2020 10:59 AM (cF8AT)

390 Call me Wolf... it is almost never just food.. trust me..been the catman for 35 years..

Posted by: Catman at April 23, 2020 10:59 AM (4HMlb)

391 Also I'm told that the head of IT for Fairfax County public schools was sacked.

One down....
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (4k/Uz)
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"Stepped down" is what I saw. Implied is "to spend more time with the family."

There was a post on NextDoor that said the School Board resigned, but it's not there anymore. Is that true? I'm sad that they keep shutting down the FCPS posts because even though I don't have any kids in the system, I do pay taxes and I do have a vested interest in the education of the kids in my neighborhood and county.

Posted by: bluebell at April 23, 2020 11:00 AM (/669Q)

392 You can hydrolyze your own cat food by eating it and throwing it up later.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2020 11:00 AM (+0AKE)

393 Did some panic-buying of bacon. 4 packs!

Well also it was on sale and I love bacon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 23, 2020 11:00 AM (Dc2NZ)

394 There are one kinds of people in the world, those who index arrays from zero, and those who don't.
Posted by: mikeski at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (P1f+c)


The least significant bit in any data word is the 0th bit. Call it whatever you like - but it's the 0th bit.

Posted by: Amateur Art Critic at April 23, 2020 11:00 AM (J567a)

395 Posted by: Chris M at April 23, 2020 10:58 AM (eAZVt)

You've must have seen the movie Right At Your Door'

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 23, 2020 11:00 AM (2DOZq)

396 And if this quaranteen works, next we will make sure all of you eat your veggies. If it saves just one life!

Posted by: Regan's nightmare at April 23, 2020 11:00 AM (nzKWW)

397 The man with the magnifying glass is displaying exemplary social distancing.

Posted by: Axeman at April 23, 2020 11:01 AM (Eicbe)

398 We are all in this together.
Stay safe out there!
Flatten the curve
New normal
Social distance
Wear a mask! (The follow-up to "Don't wear a mask, it won't help anything.)
Etc.

Things I never, ever want to hear again.

Posted by: bluebell


Doubling
Exponentials

Posted by: rickb223 at April 23, 2020 11:01 AM (rGtm/)

399 I don't participate in the First thing, but I have no problem with it. It's actually funny to see the corgis battling each other for the First-ball.

Posted by: Pug Mahon (x8Wzq) , Masks are Useless at April 23, 2020 11:01 AM (x8Wzq)

400 385 Y E S!!!! I hate the "First" shit!!!
Posted by: dingbat at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (KylN9)
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You've never had a "First" have you?
===
Alas, no. My life is incomplete.

Posted by: dingbat at April 23, 2020 11:01 AM (KylN9)

401 And it doesn't look like Ken has replied or engaged in any way after his initial post or in this thread, so I think it's safe to say he's trolling.

Posted by: Moron Robbie won't set his kids on fire to keep your grandpa warm at April 23, 2020 11:01 AM (IwDj9)

402 Y E S!!!! I hate the "First" shit!!!
Posted by: dingbat at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (KylN9)

Spoken like a true first loser.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 23, 2020 11:01 AM (KnJdm)

403 Nood monkey!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 23, 2020 11:01 AM (ExV1e)

404 Yes, the connoisseur is smoking a bowl of the best Mendocino Sinsemilla. The other dude is looking at boobies in the picture. The women are thinking of sex as well.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 23, 2020 11:02 AM (CLteG)

405 There was a post on NextDoor that said the School Board resigned, but it's not there anymore. Is that true?

I hope so, but I very much doubt it. Those people have a messianic complex.

Posted by: pep at April 23, 2020 11:02 AM (T6t7i)

406 Elizabeth Warren's oldest brother has died of the coronavirus.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 23, 2020 11:02 AM (wiXsO)

407 Yup. Pretty stupid. Would you like me to ban all stupid people?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2020 10:52 AM (dLLD6)

I'm right here, ya know!
Posted by: Tami < click for link to grammie's GFM at April 23, 2020 10:59 AM (cF8AT)
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Nobody's talking about banning you--what are ya, stupid?

Posted by: Axeman at April 23, 2020 11:02 AM (Eicbe)

408 376
There are one kinds of people in the world, those who index arrays from zero, and those who don't.

Posted by: mikeski at April 23, 2020 10:56 AM (P1f+c)

+++++++++++++

"Thou shalt always index from zero."



:: steps back from the coming war ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 23, 2020 10:57 AM (hYcqw)

Unless of course you are Microsoft. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. Such is the suck in the life of an IT employee.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 23, 2020 11:02 AM (N39Ws)

409 Just tell the libs being insulting about this stuff that that's an easy thing for a straight white person with a job to say. By their own rules, they can't refute that and must immediately begin self-scourging.
Posted by: Ian S. at April 23, 2020 10:54 AM (ZGrMX)

There is nothing "pussified" about not wanting to lose your livelihood and ability to care for your family. It's very simple for the "working at home" or govt workers getting paid despite not working to shit on those whose lives are not deemed essential by the state. Cuomo's stupid comment about "then get an essential job tomorrow" comment was even more brain dead than Pelosi's freezer follies.

Give people back their jobs, let the populace decide what's important/essential and if they want to self-quarantine.

Posted by: CN at April 23, 2020 11:03 AM (ONvIw)

410 Nood monkey!

--

Finally. Now I can write at length about how True Conservatives should support 30% unemployment!

Posted by: Moron Robbie won't set his kids on fire to keep your grandpa warm at April 23, 2020 11:03 AM (IwDj9)

411 And it doesn't look like Ken has replied or engaged in any way after his initial post or in this thread, so I think it's safe to say he's trolling.

Maybe. Probably.

But IRL - the number of people spazzing out about this is significant. Not a majority - but definitely enough to move the needle. More importantly - enough to sway the weak minds around them.

Posted by: Amateur Art Critic at April 23, 2020 11:03 AM (J567a)

412 385 if I recall correctly I hold the position of being the first 1000 comment waaayyyyyy back when on a Sarah Palin thread that got out of control

Posted by: navycopjoe is still alive!!! at April 23, 2020 11:03 AM (z9rum)

413 First-ing is a time honored tradition.
Having firsted I can tell you the joy never leaves you and will comfort you as you age.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 23, 2020 11:04 AM (QMwOT)

414 All the commercials with the earnest, concerned, and inane virtue signalling statements are starting to sound the same. Last night I heard two in a row, where the second one repeated the same exact line that the first one ended with! I really hate the culture these days. What a bunch of fuck-wads.

Posted by: Chris M at April 23, 2020 11:04 AM (eAZVt)

415 ...I kinda wish people "first"-ing on this thread would get 100 ruled too, but not my rules.
====
Y E S!!!! I hate the "First" shit!!!
Posted by: dingbat


Ever seen "Finding Nemo"?

Imagine the firsters as the seagulls. "Mine?" "Mine?"

It helps.

Posted by: mikeski at April 23, 2020 11:04 AM (P1f+c)

416 There was a post on NextDoor that said the School Board resigned, but it's not there anymore. Is that true? I'm sad that they keep shutting down the FCPS posts because even though I don't have any kids in the system, I do pay taxes and I do have a vested interest in the education of the kids in my neighborhood and county.

---

Rumors are going fast and furious, outpacing even the Apple iPhone stuff. I heard something about Braband resigning but I think that is wishcasting.

The Board is setting up Blackboard as the scapegoat, and BB won't be used next year. That requires the IT head to go too.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at April 23, 2020 11:04 AM (4k/Uz)

417 "I don't understand how a complicated social, economic, medical, and scientific problem instantly became partisan.

Posted by: Bandersnatch
"

Given our state of our politics, I'd be amazed if it didn't. Even bathrooms have become a partisan issue.

Posted by: Ripley at April 23, 2020 11:04 AM (MxEKc)

418 Why did we take such drastic steps that we did not take with the H1N1 pandemic?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 23, 2020 11:04 AM (2DOZq)

419 I don't think it's a hoax, but I do believe the response has been disproportionate to the risk. I believe it has become the excuse to attack and dismantle not only our rights, but our society as a whole. I do not think that this push came from the red people. The blue people, however, have taken this opportunity to never let a crisis go to waste.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 23, 2020 10:49 AM (lwiT4)

I agree. It's not a hoax but the media ginned up the panic and unfortunately cooler heads didn't prevail. Trump tried to calm it and take control, but the media and germ-o-phobes latched onto this turning it into a crisis. I mean there have been many times cruise ships have been wracked with the norovirus but we didn't put the country on lock down. It's the China flu. A FLU. Which are known to be harmful to people with preexisting conditions. This became a political op. It's aggravating and I don't know how to fight it. II has tapped into the OCD's, the hypochondriacs, the germ-o-phobes, and the lazy. How does one stamp the fire out?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 23, 2020 11:04 AM (Xt7n2)

420 418 Why did we take such drastic steps that we did not take with the H1N1 pandemic?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 23, 2020 11:04 AM (2DOZq)

Or for the Hong Kong flu that killed 100k Americans

Posted by: CN at April 23, 2020 11:05 AM (ONvIw)

421 Why did we take such drastic steps that we did not take with the H1N1 pandemic?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 23, 2020 11:04 AM (2DOZq)


Rhetorical question ?

Posted by: Amateur Art Critic at April 23, 2020 11:05 AM (J567a)

422 We are all in this together.
Stay safe out there!
Flatten the curve
New normal
Social distance
Wear a mask! (The follow-up to "Don't wear a mask, it won't help anything.)
Etc.

Things I never, ever want to hear again.

Posted by: bluebell


Doubling
Exponentials
Posted by: rickb223 at April 23, 2020 11:01 AM (rGtm/)
~~~~~

Wash your hands.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 23, 2020 11:05 AM (sGotD)

423 1 meep
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 21, 2020 05:31 PM (d7Ww2)

2 meep motherfuckers
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 21, 2020 05:31 PM (d7Ww2)

3 First is infantile! I'm reporting this!
Posted by: karen at April 21, 2020 05:31 PM (TQ/zJ)

4 Top Ten? And reading the text? WTH!
Posted by: jdw at April 21, 2020 05:32 PM (bN0Uj)

5 I'm reporting you, nurse ratched. Mr Dildo will not put up with this, I can tell you!!!
Posted by: karen at April 21, 2020 05:32 PM (TQ/zJ)
-------------
Finally! Someone with the common sense to see my correctness!

Posted by: karen at April 23, 2020 11:07 AM (TQ/zJ)

424 411 And it doesn't look like Ken has replied or engaged in any way after his initial post or in this thread, so I think it's safe to say he's trolling.

Maybe. Probably.

But IRL - the number of people spazzing out about this is significant. Not a majority - but definitely enough to move the needle. More importantly - enough to sway the weak minds around them.
Posted by: Amateur Art Critic at April 23, 2020 11:03 AM (J567a)


I don't think he was trolling at all, I can't count the number of older people I know who are saying exactly what he is saying - I'd go so far as to say those views are now very mainstream views for the over 65 age group in this country today. I also doubt that he realized the thread was old, since he's not a regular poster, sounds like a long time lurker.

We don't realize that WE are now the outliers. We're correct, of course, but we don't have a majority of the country on our side yet. I am NOT saying that to be pessimistic, but rather to point out just how MUCH work we have to do to bring others around to our view.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2020 11:07 AM (V2Yro)

425 The art seems to tell an interesting story. It does seem like the lady in the back is waiting for the appraisal. It too stuffy and formal and dark.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 23, 2020 11:07 AM (Xt7n2)

426 I'm right here, ya know!
We'll type slower for you then, Tami!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 23, 2020 11:08 AM (TQ/zJ)

427 Things I never want to read again:

Made in China

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 23, 2020 11:10 AM (QMwOT)

428 Some of the dingbats on Fecebook were clucking their approval over the "retail-to-go" guidelines by which "non-essential" businesses like clothing, books, and electronics will be allowed to offer "curbside pick-up" of merchandise you order from the store.

And I'm like, "If I can't browse and pick out my own merchandise, what's the point? I might as well order from Amazon."

Apparently, I'm a dick for pointing this out. I'm not wrong, I'm just a dick.

Also, some are saying restaurants should be allowed to open, but only if they limit patrons to half of the tables. Social distancing, don't you know.

And I'm like, "They can't make enough money to cover their costs with only half their tables open. Why would they bother?"

Again, I'm not wrong. I'm just a dick for pointing this out.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at April 23, 2020 11:10 AM (17n5k)

429 Also, some are saying restaurants should be allowed to open, but only if they limit patrons to half of the tables. Social distancing, don't you know.

They could always choose not to eat there. Just not good enough for the Karens. Or, apparently, the Kens.

Posted by: Amateur Art Critic at April 23, 2020 11:13 AM (J567a)

430 So folks who hate plastic straws are loving plastic gloves. Fuck them!

Love hearing paper or plastic gain.
My response is lots and lots of plastic.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 23, 2020 11:14 AM (QMwOT)

431 Love hearing paper or plastic gain.
My response is lots and lots of plastic.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 23, 2020 11:14 AM (QMwOT)

I take both, the better to line the garbage pail. And the free copy of the NYT to keep the bottom dry

Posted by: CN at April 23, 2020 11:16 AM (ONvIw)

432 Also, some are saying restaurants should be allowed to open, but only if they limit patrons to half of the tables. Social distancing, don't you know.

They could always choose not to eat there. Just not good enough for the Karens. Or, apparently, the Kens.


I feel like the scared people aren't going to eat out at all anyway, so it doesn't make sense to pander to them.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at April 23, 2020 11:16 AM (17n5k)

433 417 "I don't understand how a complicated social, economic, medical, and scientific problem instantly became partisan.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Rush has been saying for years that the left has made EVERYTHING political. The left/government have encroached into the minutiae of our personal lives.

Posted by: Sooner at April 23, 2020 11:45 AM (Fs5vw)

434 Friend of mine is in Lake Placid, NY, the go-to destination village in the high peaks area of the northern Adirondacks.

He builds new homes and does remodeling. He and his partner have a 22-unit motel right in the walk-to-everything part of town, and also one of the bigger, and very popular, restaurants with a big bar business. They also own properties that they rent via AirBNB.

Lake Placid's big annual summertime tourism events are all cancelled. Two back-to-back horse shows that traditionally open the season are cancelled, as is the huge Ironman triathlon event. The town relies heavily on two weeks of adult sports events, lacrosse and rugby, and those are cancelled.

Anticipating that Cuomo will mandate half-or-less capacity for restaurant openings, many of the restaurants will not open and will likely fold. Same for the hotels, which are all locally owned.

The state operates the venues that all memorialize the olympics the village hosted long ago, under the umbrella operation (state employees all) called the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA). The biggest piece of that is the set of ice arenas with five rinks inside a complex the state has spent huge amounts of $$ to upgrade and enlarge. Ice events include competitive synchro skating and hockey for CanAm youth teams, all of which is not gonna happen looking forward.

So the town will die, because it relies totally on tourism and events.

The village is in Essex county, total county population about 32,000. I don't have the Wuhan numbers for the county, but they are likely low. New York City is a 5-1/2 hour drive, Montreal is about 2 hours.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 23, 2020 11:55 AM (ej38o)

435 Am I the only one here who saw the name La Thangue and couldn't help thinking of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn singing "(Has anybody seen my) Sweet Thang?"? Apparently: 434 comments and no one else has mentioned it. Seems likely I'll have the earworm all day. (Note: I originally wrote "Conway Tweety" but caught it before hitting Post. Need to spend more time on blogs and less time on a certain short-form time-wasting blood-pressure-raising site.)

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at April 23, 2020 12:21 PM (IJcuM)

436 I have come to the Conclusion that the Butler Did It

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at April 23, 2020 04:42 PM (FLiOE)

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