Mid-Morning Art Thread

Dali Geopoliticus.jpg

Geopoliticus Child Watching The Birth Of The New Man
Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech

I think it’s fitting because he depicted an emerging US that he hoped would be a counterweight to the angst and fascism that was dominating Europe at the time. Today, it's the WHO and the CDC, allied with the fascists emerging as the weapon to destroy the US.
-- CrotchetyOldJarhead

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 You're just messing with us now.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 26, 2020 09:30 AM (P4fji)

2 Almost good enough!

Posted by: Norman Spiny at May 26, 2020 09:30 AM (NSEzS)

3 You promised us Dali, and you gave us Dali.

I like it. It's weird.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 09:31 AM (LvTSG)

4 The Geopoliticus Child's mother is . . . disturbing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:31 AM (rpbg1)

5 LSD is a hell of a drug.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2020 09:31 AM (kVr0X)

6 coulda been first but i skipped the content...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 26, 2020 09:31 AM (+NdM9)

7 Prog album cover.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 26, 2020 09:31 AM (+7yf7)

8 Meh

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

9 Try Not to Gasp When You See the Geopoliticus Child's Mother Now!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:32 AM (rpbg1)

10 This painting could only be improved by the addition of a dwarf.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2020 09:32 AM (kVr0X)

11 Birth of the new man? Isn't that an illusion to the ubermensch?

Posted by: Augustine at May 26, 2020 09:32 AM (BDZWU)

12 Weird as heck, but with undeniable skill. I like it.

Posted by: t-bird at May 26, 2020 09:33 AM (XHrkn)

13 What nightmares are made of.

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:33 AM (zr5Kq)

14 This painting could only be improved by the addition of a dwarf.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2020 09:32 AM (kVr0X)

No trees?

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2020 09:33 AM (X/Pw5)

15 Get that boy a sammitch.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 26, 2020 09:33 AM (17n5k)

16 Are eggs supposed to bleed?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 09:34 AM (1ISKN)

17 Mom must be a Canuck. She's wearing a maple leaf on her crotch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2020 09:34 AM (kVr0X)

18 That canopy is creepy, like part of a set for House on Haunted Hill.

And there are apparently two people (?), one in red and one in black, watching the whole thing from a vantage point on the left.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:34 AM (rpbg1)

19 Wait, Ben Domenech?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 26, 2020 09:34 AM (s2VJv)

20 25 or 6 to 4.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 26, 2020 09:34 AM (PiwSw)

21 It does have boobs, sort of, so there's that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2020 09:35 AM (kVr0X)

22 His foot killed Hawaii and his left hand smushed Greenland. Take it easy there, New Man.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 26, 2020 09:35 AM (+7yf7)

23 Are eggs supposed to bleed?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 09:34 AM (1ISKN)

How do they "candle" eggs now a days?

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2020 09:35 AM (X/Pw5)

24 The New Man is just the Old Man now with the yoke of progressivism around his neck and the woke of racial intersectionality.

Posted by: Mayor Pete Buttplug at May 26, 2020 09:35 AM (JFO2v)

25 Prog album cover.



It is an album cover - looked it up ! James Gang (never heard of him) studio album Newborn.

There you go.

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (zr5Kq)

26 How many times have we said "never take the brown acid"?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (Ol/Jg)

27 Nice, if a bit disturbing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (YaiCw)

28 Geopoliticus Child Watching The
Birth Of The New Man


Newman!

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (XHrkn)

29 Hello, New Man.

Posted by: J. Seinfeld at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (kVr0X)

30 I use to like Dali but I'm not into the surrealist art anymore. It is nicely done but I wouldn't hang it over my fireplace unless it was the original, of course.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (UUBmN)

31 I lump Dali into the same camp as Picasso, Pollack and the rest of the goofs that were mediocre to poor artists who figured out a way to make some bread by fooling art critics and snobby general public.


Give me Kincade any day of the week over this goofball.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (1vb+E)

32 24 The New Man is just the Old Man now with the yoke of progressivism around his neck and the woke of racial intersectionality.
Posted by: Mayor Pete Buttplug at May 26, 2020 09:35 AM (JFO2v)


Yolk, not yoke...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (s2VJv)

33 And the tower off to the right looks a little like the Washington Monument, and even more like the Chalmette Battlefield Monument (the Battle of New Orleans site). The Chalmette tower is much much shorter.

(As a kid I played at the battlefield site park, and even climbed the stair to the top of the tower. It, the tower, is not open to the public any more.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (rpbg1)

34 The egg is both brittle and elastic at the same time. I don't care for that.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (1ISKN)

35 Does the globe really need an umbrella?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (YaiCw)

36 They had the coolest album covers in the 70s.

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (zr5Kq)

37 It is an album cover - looked it up ! James Gang (never heard of him) studio album Newborn.

There you go.
Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (zr5Kq)


James Gang - Joe Walsh (not the idiot faux-conservative, the Eagles guitarist)

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (PiwSw)

38 It is an album cover - looked it up ! James Gang (never heard of him) studio album Newborn.

There you go.
Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (zr5Kq)

Huh, I wonder if I knew that subconsciously. The James Gang was Joe Walsh's first big group.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (+7yf7)

39 Can't decide what's more bombastic, the title or the artwork.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (hOfX7)

40 Looks like cover art for a Dream Theater album.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (9PLuA)

41 Moms crotch could use a happy little bush, right there.

Posted by: Bob Ross at May 26, 2020 09:38 AM (kVr0X)

42 *I've heard of Joe Walsh

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:38 AM (zr5Kq)

43 The egg is both brittle and elastic at the same time. I don't care for that.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (1ISKN)

Cage free egg?

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2020 09:38 AM (X/Pw5)

44 It is an album cover - looked it up ! James Gang (never heard of him) studio album Newborn.

There you go.
Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:36 AM (zr5Kq)

Joe Walshes band at one time

Posted by: Mayor Pete Buttplug at May 26, 2020 09:39 AM (JFO2v)

45 Hello, Dali.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 09:39 AM (ZLI7S)

46 Legendary AOSHQ knowledgebase !

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:39 AM (zr5Kq)

47 The shadows of the Child and his Mom are reversed. His should be nearer the viewer than hers.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:39 AM (rpbg1)

48 off ghey sox

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 09:39 AM (JFO2v)

49 Dali the visionary genius foresaw the emergence of the soiboi. That's who the arm busting out of the ovary belongs to.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020 09:40 AM (hOfX7)

50 11 Birth of the new man? Isn't that an illusion to the ubermensch?
Posted by: Augustine



https://youtu.be/sQRShD0xuAk

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2020 09:40 AM (9PLuA)

51 The globe represents the universality of suffering, the new man's attempts to escape the cycle of despair are ultimately futile, and the mom is a zombie who needs brains to survive.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2020 09:41 AM (kVr0X)

52 If ever a song was written to go along with a picture, it's this one. (tribute to Neil Peart as well)

New World Man:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQRShD0xuAk

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 09:41 AM (V2Yro)

53 If he's hatched from an egg, the dude shouldn't have a belly button, should he?

Posted by: spindrift at May 26, 2020 09:41 AM (fYH8e)

54 I like Dali's technique and his skill with a brush. Most of his work is very surface-level, though. Not a lot of hidden depths.

He went to see if Freud could see anything in his work, and Freud basically said the same thing--everything is right there on the canvas.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 26, 2020 09:41 AM (E+OcO)

55 That child sure is ripped.

Actually, he looks more like a dwarf.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2020 09:42 AM (sGotD)

56 Drugs! it's what's for dinner!

Posted by: Archer at May 26, 2020 09:42 AM (gmo/4)

57 knew without look that was Salvador Dali &I am not into Artsy Fartsy Stuff hahah

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 26, 2020 09:42 AM (j7aNt)

58 AAH! Puddleglum, you beat me to it by THAT much!!! (said in a Maxwell Smart voice)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 09:42 AM (V2Yro)

59 Now I want a geo-omelette.

Posted by: eleven at May 26, 2020 09:42 AM (Qf83p)

60 If he's hatched from an egg, the dude shouldn't have a belly button, should he?





ever seen a chicken embryo ? i

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:42 AM (zr5Kq)

61 47 The shadows of the Child and his Mom are reversed. His should be nearer the viewer than hers.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:39 AM (rpbg1)

Depends on where the light source is. If it is over the viewers right shoulder but between us and the figures, it would make sense.

I'm more wondering why there is so much separation in the shadows.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:42 AM (YaiCw)

62 Is that Washington's Monument off to the right?

Posted by: dantesed at May 26, 2020 09:43 AM (88xKn)

63 Grabbing Europe by the mish.

Posted by: eleven at May 26, 2020 09:43 AM (Qf83p)

64 Hello, Dali!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 26, 2020 09:43 AM (4o2K3)

65 Mom seems to be pointing at the eastern end of the Black Sea -- Armenia? -- between it and the Caspian.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:43 AM (rpbg1)

66 58: AoS has a mind meld effect apparently.

:-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2020 09:44 AM (9PLuA)

67 On second thought, I think I'll pass on the eggs for breakfast.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 26, 2020 09:44 AM (l6b3d)

68 Pretty impressive loss of baby-weight.

Posted by: eleven at May 26, 2020 09:44 AM (Qf83p)

69 47 The shadows of the Child and his Mom are reversed. His should be nearer the viewer than hers.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:39 AM (rpb

Well at least everything else in the painting is normal.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 09:44 AM (V2Yro)

70 Hello, Dali.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 09:39 AM (ZLI7S)

Hello, Dali!
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 26, 2020 09:43 AM (4o2K3)

Hello Jack, Captain Obvious. How goes it ?

Posted by: Dali at May 26, 2020 09:44 AM (zr5Kq)

71 18. That canopy is the Fallopian tube.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020 09:44 AM (hOfX7)

72 Dali: "I got some paint left over, so maybe I'll put an awning above the Earth-egg."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 26, 2020 09:45 AM (kVr0X)

73 He's a rebel and a runner
He's a signal turning green
He's a restless young romantic
Wants to run the big machine

Posted by: banana Dream at May 26, 2020 09:45 AM (l6b3d)

74 Nah, you're right on the shadows, I cannot think of a position of light source to get that layout.

I am an idiot.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:46 AM (YaiCw)

75 The shadows of the Child and his Mom are reversed. His should be nearer the viewer than hers.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius



I meant to do that.

Posted by: Dali at May 26, 2020 09:46 AM (Qf83p)

76 Cape Horn is dripping onto the drop cloth, and the Cape of Good Hope is coming loose.

We do have a lot to say about this painting, don't we?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:46 AM (rpbg1)

77 I'm running late to this but get that woman a sammich!

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 26, 2020 09:47 AM (d9Irc)

78 Good morning!
The sun is out after a spectacular sunrise
and we study a new man beginning.

Gonna be a great day
A great day to give them hell!
Lets roll!

Posted by: Larro at May 26, 2020 09:47 AM (4YIjy)

79 I meant to do that.
Posted by: Dali at May 26, 2020 09:46 AM (Qf83p)

You probably did.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:47 AM (YaiCw)

80 18. That canopy is the Fallopian tube.
Posted by: kallisto



The canopy is what sold me.

Posted by: Dali at May 26, 2020 09:47 AM (Qf83p)

81 >>>Hello, Dali.
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*groan*

Hey! Did you get your boat in the water yet? If so, why haven't you taken us all fishing?

My son went out for fluke opening day last week. He got one winter flounder, a few sea bass, and a crap ton of ling.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2020 09:47 AM (sGotD)

82 77 I'm running late to this but get that woman a sammich!
Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 26, 2020 09:47 AM (d9Irc)

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I don't think that's how it works around here.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 09:47 AM (LvTSG)

83 Chicken man is destroying England and Ireland with his hand.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:48 AM (YaiCw)

84 ...procreating for our race!

Posted by: Larro at May 26, 2020 09:48 AM (4YIjy)

85 Pretty impressive loss of baby-weight.
Posted by: eleven
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Yes, mine was just like that...//// NOT!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at May 26, 2020 09:48 AM (UUBmN)

86 I'm running late to this but get that woman a sammich!
Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 26, 2020


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She does look like one of those "Severe Diet Gone Wrong" items, huh?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:48 AM (rpbg1)

87 Dali. Dude had issues.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 26, 2020 09:48 AM (ejd/p)

88 No egg-tooth?

Posted by: BignJames at May 26, 2020 09:48 AM (X/Pw5)

89 87 Dali. Dude had issues.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 26, 2020 09:48 AM (ejd/p)

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That's one way to describe a great dealer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 09:49 AM (LvTSG)

90 Well at least everything else in the painting is normal.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 09:44 AM (V2Yro)
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Hahahahaha

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2020 09:49 AM (sGotD)

91 >>Hey! Did you get your boat in the water yet? If so, why haven't you taken us all fishing?

Yep, launched it on Sunday. It was too breezy to got fishing, maybe this week. Stripers are still not here in big numbers but soon.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (ZLI7S)

92 Thomas Bender, take a look at Dali's oeuvre. He is a naturally gifted artist, a superb draftsman and painter. Picasso also, but not as great as Dali. You may not like their deviation into surrealism or deconstructionist bullshit, but the native talent of those two is not disputable.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (hOfX7)

93 Skeletonesque woman is either pointing at the old world consumed by war, or the new world. you decide.

Posted by: Dali at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (zr5Kq)

94 Like. Looks like maybe a lion is the face of South America ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (WqPYg)

95 I think the best explanation is that This is what happened to the Spanish after they had to face up to the loss of centuries of wealth and world domination.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (V2Yro)

96
That looks a lot like the Breakfast Special at Waffle House.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (z0XD8)

97 Stripers are still not here in big numbers but soon.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM


How are the mackerel down your way?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

98 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
1m
Stock Market up BIG, DOW crosses 25,000. S&P 500 over 3000. States should open up ASAP. The Transition to Greatness has started, ahead of schedule. There will be ups and downs, but next year will be one of the best ever!

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (j7aNt)

99 I always liked Dali's paint. It has a kind of almost metallic sheen. Not sure what else to call it.

Subject matter is a whole 'nother thing entirely.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (YaiCw)

100 The textures on this are fascinating: the canopy and the drop cloth, the surface of the egg as the New Man thrusts his knee and foot against it, Mom's instep and musculature, the carved-up surfaces of South America and Africa. Well-rendered.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM (rpbg1)

101 So, the fall of the Roman Empire...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM (LvTSG)

102 He is the egg-man.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM (NWiLs)

103 I have no idea how to regard this painting. Sure, I lack any context but there are so many disconnected parts that speculation or appreciation get lost.

I will say there is little to no attractiveness to the image. 1930s to 1940s European angst or despair, perhaps. Nothing I want to look at.

Dali does stuff like this then comes out with his "Last Supper". I saw it at the National Gallery and it is startling, gorgeous and effective.

Posted by: JTB at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM (7EjX1)

104 Looks like me, trying to get out of anything smaller than a SUV

Posted by: Bruce at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM (vd8XM)

105 I get the metaphor, but this early in the day, honestly, I could more easily deal with ottoman guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM (dP625)

106 You would be surprised this is the same guy who painted Young Woman at a Window.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM (2DOZq)

107 More uplifting art

Posted by: FrodoB-
cause I am at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM (dQF3z)

108 I wonder if Dali slept? If his paintings are any indication, he had a lot of nightmares. I like them, they are weird.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM (9PLuA)

109 Looks like maybe a lion is the face of South America ...
Posted by: ShainS at May 26, 2020


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A male lion, facing left, in profile. Yes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:52 AM (rpbg1)

110 Thanks CBD!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 26, 2020 09:52 AM (NZbXf)

111 Stripers are still not here in big numbers but soon.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM

Do they have to wear pasties as well as face masks?

What about lap dances?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:52 AM (YaiCw)

112 94 Like. Looks like maybe a lion is the face of South America ...
Posted by: ShainS at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (WqPYg)

that's not a lion, that's a hairy amoeba, and it's crawling off the globe-egg.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 09:52 AM (V2Yro)

113 Come out of a dang egg to find that Dr. Fouchy ruined the world.

Posted by: klaftern at May 26, 2020 09:52 AM (RuIsu)

114 68 Pretty impressive loss of baby-weight.
Posted by: eleven at May 26, 2020 09:44 AM (Qf83p)

Meth is a helluva drug.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 09:52 AM (NWiLs)

115 Carousel!!!

Posted by: Archer at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM (gmo/4)

116 >>How are the mackerel down your way?

Still a little early from what I've heard.

We are way behind schedule around here cause of the shutdown so not that many boats even in the water yet.

Newport harbor isn't even half full yet but I expect the pace will accelerate rapidly.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM (ZLI7S)

117 115 Carousel!!!
Posted by: Archer at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM (gmo/4)

Renew!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM (YaiCw)

118 Boobehs are a bit lacking

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM (CLteG)

119 Thomas Bender, take a look at Dali's oeuvre. He is a naturally gifted artist, a superb draftsman and painter. Picasso also, but not as great as Dali. You may not like their deviation into surrealism or deconstructionist bullshit, but the native talent of those two is not disputable.
Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020


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John D. Macdonald had Travis McGee say to a wanna-be artist in one novel that Picasso and Dali could sure enough draw a realistic-looking cow if they wanted to.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM (rpbg1)

120 And there are apparently two people (?)--
Tree behind them, so art, and another naked person on the right of the egg world.

Posted by: FrodoB-
cause I am at May 26, 2020 09:54 AM (dQF3z)

121 The woman is no young Jenny Agutter, that is for damn sure.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:54 AM (YaiCw)

122 Carousel!!!
Posted by: Archer at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM (gmo/4)

Renew!
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM (YaiCw)

THERE.IS.NO.SANCTUARY !

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 09:54 AM (zr5Kq)

123 Alternate Title - Another Acid Trip.

Posted by: I Have No Party at May 26, 2020 09:54 AM (7a8uF)

124 Also, New Man comes from Greenland?

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 26, 2020 09:54 AM (CLteG)

125 99 I always liked Dali's paint. It has a kind of almost metallic sheen. Not sure what else to call it.

Subject matter is a whole 'nother thing entirely.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (YaiCw)

I think Dali lives on as a great inspiration to those who paint Low-Riders in Southern California.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 09:54 AM (V2Yro)

126 Dali thought Americans would be great golfers too as signified by the 3 wood also part of the birth.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 26, 2020 09:55 AM (2DOZq)

127 >>> 115 Carousel!!!
Posted by: Archer at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM

Don't worry we're working on it.

Posted by: Andrew "Logan's Run" Cuomo at May 26, 2020 09:55 AM (l6b3d)

128 The equatorial bulge of Africa is dripping something that looks like milk. I hope it's supposed to be milk.

It's rendered nicely in 3-D -- look at the sheen on the surface of the drop, and even a hint of shadow behind it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:55 AM (rpbg1)

129 121 The woman is no young Jenny Agutter, that is for damn sure.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:54 AM (YaiCw)

She's a Bronzed Ann Coulter. So THAT's what Bill Maher slept with???

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 09:55 AM (V2Yro)

130 runner, there's no way you could have missed James Gang's "Funk #49" for your whole lifetime. Great guitar hook and work, just ok otherwise imo.

Here's a YT link: https://tinyurl.com/mf9avo9

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 26, 2020 09:56 AM (YqED9)

131 You can just see Japan on the upper limb of the egg, in shadow. It looks like a crust on the surface of the egg.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:56 AM (rpbg1)

132 She's a Bronzed Ann Coulter. So THAT's what Bill Maher slept with???
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 09:55 AM (V2Yro)

I think Ann has slightly better hair.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:57 AM (YaiCw)

133 https://bit.ly/3c3AN0z
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Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 26, 2020 09:57 AM (j7aNt)

134 119. Why yes, yes they could! Dali's crucifixion is a masterpiece of foreshortening. The vantage point is from above the Christ figure.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020 09:57 AM (hOfX7)

135 I went to a small Dalí museum /gallery in Paris and was surprised that some of his work for sale is pretty cheap. Like a couple of thousand for some items. I was tempted.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at May 26, 2020 09:57 AM (kiC/Z)

136 Dali thought Americans would be great golfers too as signified by the 3 wood also part of the birth.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 26, 2020


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It is a solid object, not a pool of liquid; there's a shadow behind it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:57 AM (rpbg1)

137 The equatorial bulge of Africa is dripping something that looks like milk. I hope it's supposed to be milk.

It's rendered nicely in 3-D -- look at the sheen on the surface of the drop, and even a hint of shadow behind it.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:55 AM (rpbg1)

He did do a painting named the Great Masturbatur so your call.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 26, 2020 09:58 AM (2DOZq)

138 I want this on the side of my van.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 26, 2020 09:58 AM (fPE66)

139 Copying is the highest form of compliment, right?
Why is this Dali guy copying me?

Posted by: Lady Gaga at May 26, 2020 09:58 AM (bDqIh)

140 OT but I see where Oregon Muse went with Capucine as his Who Dis? girl yesterday. I had recommended her a couple weeks ago and he concurred.

But I was out working in the yard all day yesterday and missed it! I coulda been a contenduh!

Grrr

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 26, 2020 09:58 AM (dfRN6)

141 He is the egg-man.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 26, 2020 09:51 AM


Alternate title: Humpty Dumpty is Back - And This Time It's Personal.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 26, 2020 09:58 AM (ejd/p)

142 Thomas Bender, take a look at Dali's oeuvre.
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Shouldn't that be 'oeuf'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 09:59 AM (ysC0S)

143 Dali was bigger in the 70's, no?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 09:59 AM (bDqIh)

144 138 I want this on the side of my van.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 26, 2020 09:58 AM (fPE66)

Maybe have him throw in 'Free Candy' on the other side.

Knowing Dali, it might come out 'Freak Andy'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 26, 2020 09:59 AM (YaiCw)

145 Alternate title: Humpty Dumpty is Back - And This Time It's Personal.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState
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*guffaws*

Nice one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 10:00 AM (ysC0S)

146 If that museum was in Montmartre, it's "the" Dali museum. Lotsa fun! I got a kick out of his illustrations for Alice In Wonderland.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 26, 2020 10:00 AM (YqED9)

147 I really detest Dali's work now, though I think he himself continues to fascinate. When I was a kid a local Dali collector opened a private museum to exhibit Dali and I used to go sometimes after school, thinking someone as interested as I was in smoking pot should be able to find something to like about Dali. I failed completely, as did the museum which finally closed up and moved (along with the collection owner) to St. Petersburg. Maybe his stuff looks more impressive in Florida than Cleveland.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 26, 2020 10:00 AM (NVYyb)

148 New Soviet Man!

Posted by: Fox2! at May 26, 2020 10:00 AM (qyH+l)

149 97 Stripers are still not here in big numbers but soon.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM

How are the mackerel down your way?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

holy mackerel kingfish it may be a fluke but I am floundering out here on the campaign trail

Posted by: uncle handsy Joe at May 26, 2020 10:01 AM (JFO2v)

150 looking at the nascent finger stretch, New Man will shred Megadeth from birth.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 26, 2020 10:01 AM (CLteG)

151 James Gang - Joe Walsh't first great band.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 10:01 AM (V2Yro)

152
holy mackerel kingfish it may be a fluke but I am floundering out here on the campaign trail
Posted by: uncle handsy Joe
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You're not really 29, are you?

Posted by: Amos & Andy at May 26, 2020 10:02 AM (ysC0S)

153 JTB - I rounded a corner at the National Gallery and chanced upon Dali's Last Supper. It was breathtaking.

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020 10:03 AM (hOfX7)

154 Newport harbor isn't even half full yet but I expect the pace will accelerate rapidly.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 09:53 AM


I believe it. The RMBS Mom was down there last week to tend to the cemeteries, and she said the place looked deserted.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 26, 2020 10:03 AM (ejd/p)

155 153 JTB - I rounded a corner at the National Gallery and chanced upon Dali's Last Supper. It was breathtaking.
Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020 10:03 AM (hOfX7)

Was it the taco bell party pack? With 2 liter mountain dew!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 26, 2020 10:04 AM (JFO2v)

156 James Gang (never heard of him)

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Kids these days!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:04 AM (+y/Ru)

157 Dali was bigger in the 70's, no?

Posted by: Lizzy--
Yes, people shrink as they age.

Posted by: FrodoB-
cause I am at May 26, 2020 10:04 AM (dQF3z)

158 Dali was a supporter of the Nationalists and a devout Catholic IIRC.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 26, 2020 10:05 AM (2DOZq)

159 My sister visited the Dali museum in St. Petersburg. So how did a museum for a famous artist from Spain wind up first in Cleveland then St. Petersburg? Too weird for Spain?

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2020 10:05 AM (9PLuA)

160 Could use a happy little bush. Or three.

Posted by: zombie Bob Ross at May 26, 2020 10:06 AM (DMUuz)

161 142. 'oeuf-re'? oof!

Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020 10:06 AM (hOfX7)

162 there's no way you could have missed James Gang's "Funk #49" for your whole lifetime. Great guitar hook and work, just ok otherwise imo.

Here's a YT link: https://tinyurl.com/mf9avo9
Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 26, 2020 09:56 AM (YqED9)

er...I've heard of Joe Walsh....

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 10:06 AM (zr5Kq)

163 Did #158 answer the question?

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 26, 2020 10:06 AM (9PLuA)

164 One of my friends has the melting clock painting on his wall.

Posted by: Chris M at May 26, 2020 10:06 AM (eAZVt)

165 I'll take 2 oofs and a rasher of bacon, stat!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 26, 2020 10:06 AM (CLteG)

166 Who was that masked man?

https://bit.ly/2ZCeb4M

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:06 AM (+y/Ru)

167 Dejah Thoris witnessing the birth of her son.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 10:07 AM (WEBkv)

168 coo coo ca-choo

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 26, 2020 10:07 AM (fPE66)

169 I think his most famous work has the most thought provoking title no matter what you think of the painting.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 26, 2020 10:07 AM (2DOZq)

170 The shadows of the Child and his Mom are reversed. His should be nearer the viewer than hers.

OK, let me try my hand at this deconstructionist stuff. The shadows are in the correct positions with respect to the viewer. The short one is the mother's arm. It is cast from a light directly overhead. The child's is cast from a source low to the right. On most maps (in the northern hemisphere anyway, don't know about southern) "right" means east. So it's noon for the mother but morning for the child. How'd I do, Kris?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2020 10:08 AM (qc+VF)

171 That interplay of Radcliffe and Grenell is hilarious, the MSM won't report it much because Trump made the Senate look ridiculous. Trump wanted Radcliffe as DNI to replace Coats, who was a deep state failure that the Senate Loved. Senate hated Radcliffe, was scared he would be too pro-Trump and do too much, so they let Trump know his nomination was dead. Trump said oooookay, and Radcliffe withdrew.

So then Trump came up with a way to put Grenell in charge, with no Senate Approval, and Grenell quickly began to tear the place a new asshole, doing everything that they were scared Ratciffe might do and more. So, after a couple months of that, Trump said "hey you ready to take a second look at Ratcliffe? Or you want Grenell to go on doing what he's doing for a few more month?"

and of course, this time the Never Trumping Republicans in the Senate folded. (it helped that scumbag Richard Burr was now out of the picture, too) It is an incredible bit of political maneuvering by Trump so of course no one in the MSM will talk about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 10:08 AM (V2Yro)

172 Here's a 3-d animated version of Dali's Temptation of St. Anthony. It's pretty well done.

https://tinyurl.com/yd2lh82y

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 26, 2020 10:08 AM (E+OcO)

173 "Midnight In Paris," that Owen Wilson movie, had a very funny Dali character in two or three scenes. (I want to say it was the actor from that Jewish pianist in WWII movie, but I don't really think it is. Same type, though.) Good movie, too!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 26, 2020 10:08 AM (YqED9)

174 >>My sister visited the Dali museum in St. Petersburg. So how did a museum for a famous artist from Spain wind up first in Cleveland then St. Petersburg? Too weird for Spain?


I've been to the St. Petersburg Dali museum
Up to that point I hadn't realized that the modern Jesus on a crucifix painting was his. A print of that was in my hometown minister's office. I guess that's why I associate Dali with the 70's - his paintings were used more often, more popular than now.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 10:08 AM (bDqIh)

175 I didn't know this, but it looks like Dali was a bit of a cuck.

-- [Seinfeld voice] not that there's anything wrong with that [/Seinfeld voice]

Reading about his weird relationship with his wife. He has a painting of his wife titled something like "face, naval, and penis". An accurately descriptive title. The dude was really out there.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 26, 2020 10:09 AM (l6b3d)

176 >>"Midnight In Paris," that Owen Wilson movie, had a very funny Dali character in two or three scenes. (I want to say it was the actor from that Jewish pianist in WWII movie, but I don't really think it is. Same type, though.) Good movie, too!


Heh, yes. It was Adrian Brody, who was great. I liked that movie, at least the parts where Owen goes back in time.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 10:10 AM (bDqIh)

177 Speaking of art museums, there's a Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA, if you're into that sort of thing:

https://tinyurl.com/ybgdqd2f

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:10 AM (2JVJo)

178 156 James Gang (never heard of him)
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Kids these days!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:04 AM (+y/Ru)

It's fun to surprise them by telling them that Paul McCartney was in another band before Wings.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 10:10 AM (V2Yro)

179 Joe Walsh had some strangely long not guitar solos in many of his songs. The guy can flat out play guitar too.

I am guessing these where for ol' Joe to get a bit of a recreational refreshment break.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 26, 2020 10:10 AM (eMtQa)

180 https://bit.ly/3c3AN0z
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EXCLUSIVE: Here's The 'Unclassified' List Of Actions Ric Grenell Took As DNI To 'Break' The 'Deep State' | The Daily Caller

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 26, 2020 09:57 AM (j7aNt)


Lot of Establishment insiders going to be breathing a sigh of relief now that we have an "credentialed adult team member" back in charge as DNI!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 26, 2020 10:11 AM (6wiwL)

181 Isn't Dali buried in the basement of his house?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 26, 2020 10:11 AM (fPE66)

182 Heh, yes. It was Adrian Brody, who was great. I liked that movie, at least the parts where Owen goes back in time.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 26, 2020 10:10 AM (bDqIh)

We all know a character like the guy his wife was cheating with.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 26, 2020 10:11 AM (2DOZq)

183 I get it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 10:11 AM (iq0yV)

184 Dali was a bit nuts.

https://tinyurl.com/ydykft6c

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 10:11 AM (zr5Kq)

185 There is a nuclear power station in each modest cottage from a Kincade painting.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2020 10:12 AM (LxTcq)

186 Old Blighty is getting crushed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 26, 2020 10:12 AM (DMUuz)

187 Here is another : https://tinyurl.com/yd8e24l2

Posted by: runner at May 26, 2020 10:12 AM (zr5Kq)

188 That painting is disturbing but beautiful.

It forced me to look at it a long time.

Me likey.

Posted by: Czech Chick at May 26, 2020 10:12 AM (haWye)

189 Fiancée = wife

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 26, 2020 10:12 AM (2DOZq)

190 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. I'd hang that. Got the perfect spot in my garage.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2020 10:13 AM (axyOa)

191 I have this picture on my living room wall! Some guy selling framed prints out of his van pulled into the parking lot at work once years ago while I was outside smoking. I went ahead and bought this piece because I had no wall art at the time, and I had actually been considering looking for a nice Dali piece. It was a little awkward getting it home on the bus, but not too bad.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at May 26, 2020 10:13 AM (H3MF8)

192 Just like my dreams...

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 10:13 AM (iq0yV)

193 That's disgusting.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 26, 2020 10:14 AM (TXy1K)

194 Yep, launched it on Sunday. It was too breezy to got fishing, maybe this week. Stripers are still not here in big numbers but soon.
Posted by: JackStraw
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Must be good sized boat to fit the striper pole and the dancers. How many do you bring aboard at a time...asking for the morons...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at May 26, 2020 10:14 AM (UUBmN)

195 >>Lot of Establishment insiders going to be breathing a sigh of relief now that we have an "credentialed adult team member" back in charge as DNI!

I doubt they will like Ratcliffe very much. He was one of the most knowledgeable Republicans in Congress as far as the Russia hoax and he will be reunited with Kash Patel who is one of the unsung heroes unraveling this scam.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 10:14 AM (ZLI7S)

196 Well not hello Dali!

That is not how you crack an egg... but it is what Socialists tend to birth

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 26, 2020 10:14 AM (1t3jS)

197 Lot of Establishment insiders going to be breathing a sigh of relief now that we have an "credentialed adult team member" back in charge as DNI!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 26, 2020 10:11 AM (6wiwL)

Ratcliffe is one of Louie Gohmert's closest associates in the current Congress. That's a big part of the reason why they rejected him in the first place. But, I don't think anyone can ever give as good a YOLO!!! performance as Grenell did.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 10:14 AM (V2Yro)

198 Brought from the last thread:

491 19 Just came across this article on Bill Gates this morning. Have not gotten through it all yet, but from what I have read so far, seems like Bill Gates is as bad with his worldwide influence as George Soros.

https://bit.ly/BGATES

***

Thanks for this link Clyde Sheldon. Wow it really connects all the dots. The part about Epstein is particularly revealing. It's related to Obamagate in being a scheme to get dirt on influential people as a way to control them

I think we are seeing the fruit of that scheme in the corruption of our court system.

Posted by: Nancy B at May 26, 2020 10:15 AM (CxERZ)

199 Maybe that's more like a turtle egg than a chicken egg.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at May 26, 2020 10:16 AM (Uu+Jp)

200 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
1m
Stock Market up BIG, DOW crosses 25,000. S&P 500 over 3000. States should open up ASAP. The Transition to Greatness has started, ahead of schedule. There will be ups and downs, but next year will be one of the best ever!

-
Byron York@ByronYork
Democrats fear rapid economic growth in third quarter. 'Best economic data we've seen in the history of this country.' For Biden, a worst-case scenario.

. . . .
In early April, Jason Furman, a top economist in the Obama administration and now a professor at Harvard, was speaking via Zoom to a large bipartisan group of top officials from both parties. The economy had just been shut down, unemployment was spiking, and some policymakers were predicting an era worse than the Great Depression. The economic carnage seemed likely to doom President Donald Trump's chances at reelection.

Furman, tapped to give the opening presentation, looked into his screen of poorly lit boxes of frightened wonks and made a startling claim.

"We are about to see the best economic data we've seen in the history of this country," he said.

. . . .
Furman's counterintuitive pitch has caused some Democrats, especially Obama alumni, around Washington to panic. "This is my big worry," said a former Obama White House official who is still close to the former president. Asked about the level of concern among top party officials, he said, "It's high - high, high, high, high."

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The Democrats are such nice people.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:16 AM (+y/Ru)

201 Eggtraordinary.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 10:16 AM (iq0yV)

202 31 I lump Dali into the same camp as Picasso, Pollack and the rest of the goofs that were mediocre to poor artists

Picasso was a terrific artist in his youth. Then he decided he wanted to make money.

https://tinyurl.com/ybt2oz93

Posted by: Flyover at May 26, 2020 10:16 AM (Rbu5d)

203 Someone had to.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 10:16 AM (iq0yV)

204 @180

I'm pretty sure we are going to be very disappointed with Ratclifffe in contrast with Grenell, perhaps Trump can assign Grenell to be a roving agency Winston Wolf.


One can dream.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 26, 2020 10:16 AM (1vb+E)

205 158 Dali was a supporter of the Nationalists and a devout Catholic IIRC.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 26, 2020 10:05 AM (2DOZq)

Considering that killing Priests and Religious was the "Loyalists'" favorite sport, I would expect the two to go together.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 26, 2020 10:16 AM (qyH+l)

206
Interesting depiction of South America, a female profile with dangling male bits at the Cape of Horn.


Africa has a rather prominent Great Rift Valley, what could this possibly represent?


Dali was obsessed with certain things that should make him an honorary member (posthumously) of the Horde.

Posted by: stumck at May 26, 2020 10:17 AM (lSZIs)

207 Helloooo, Dali.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 10:17 AM (w+jJ6)

208 Dali is one of the greatest technical painters ever, his treatment of light and shadow that looks like a Spanish sun at noon pops every detail and does not allow errors in line.

But his subject matter is just bewildering.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 26, 2020 10:18 AM (WyVLE)

209 Someone had to.


I guess the yokes on us.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 26, 2020 10:18 AM (fPE66)

210 Isn't Dali buried in the basement of his house?
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 26, 2020 10:11 AM (fPE66)


Don't know, but supposedly Ted "Lurch" Cassidy's ashes were buried in the backyard of his house and remain there because no-one could remember where they were buried.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:18 AM (2JVJo)

211 https://bit.ly/2ZEXSUH
*******

Mike Bravo
@mikebravodude
Breaking!

FOIA into Morning Joes cold case has arrived!

Here it is.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at May 26, 2020 10:18 AM (j7aNt)

212 Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 10:14 AM (ZLI7S)
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 26, 2020 10:14 AM (V2Yro)


After a little research, I find that I made a bad assumption and you guys are right. I just figured that anybody that was allowed to get confirmed had to be more Establishment than Conservative. Thankfully I appear to have been wrong and Ratcliffe might be a winner after all.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 26, 2020 10:19 AM (6wiwL)

213 Bill Gates is as bad with his worldwide influence as George Soros Georgosaurus.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)

214 I would kindly ask Ann Coulter to rank the presidents of the last 30 years. Go ahead and put Bush ahead of Trump, after writing a book about the border. You know you want to.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 26, 2020 10:19 AM (LxTcq)

215 Lot of Establishment insiders going to be breathing a sigh of relief now that we have an "credentialed adult team member" back in charge as DNI!

You say that, but Grennell was put in as acting DNI because deep staters were scared of Ratcliffe. Having seen Grennell in action now they just want him out at any cost.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 10:19 AM (ZGrMX)

216 got a techie question

my iPhone 6 will only hold a charge for about three hours now.

can I replace the battery, or should I just get a new phone.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 26, 2020 10:20 AM (d7Ww2)

217 NYC is the space between the big toe and the next toe where the toejam collects.

Posted by: jsg at May 26, 2020 10:20 AM (KtbSq)

218 The egg is both brittle and elastic at the same time. I don't care for that.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (1ISKN)

Maybe it's made from Silly Putty, which has those properties.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 10:20 AM (w+jJ6)

219 That had better be a free range egg or I'm calling the police.

Posted by: Kolonel Karen Karenwaffen SS at May 26, 2020 10:20 AM (pw+jk)

220 Mike Bravo
@mikebravodude
Breaking!

FOIA into Morning Joes cold case has arrived!

Here it is.
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani



Oooh...dis gon be gud.

::snaps open lawn chair::

Posted by: eleven at May 26, 2020 10:20 AM (Qf83p)

221 Don't know, but supposedly Ted "Lurch" Cassidy's ashes were buried in the backyard of his house and remain there because no-one could remember where they were buried.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:18 AM (2JVJo)


Oh, those should be easy to find. Just ring the doorbell and listen.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 26, 2020 10:20 AM (PiwSw)

222 FOIA into Morning Joes cold case has arrived!

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Hang down your head Joe Scarbro
Hang down your head and cry

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:20 AM (+y/Ru)

223 BUT WHERE IS THE SNIPER?

Posted by: Flyover at May 26, 2020 10:21 AM (Rbu5d)

224 The egg is both brittle and elastic at the same time. I don't care for that.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 09:37 AM (1ISKN)

Maybe it's made from Silly Putty, which has those properties.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Sort of like Stretch Armstrong?

Posted by: eleven at May 26, 2020 10:21 AM (Qf83p)

225 Eggtraordinary.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob
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Oh, now the yolks begin...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 10:22 AM (mLizQ)

226 Picasso was a terrific artist in his youth. Then he decided he wanted to make money.

I read once that, while Picasso was happy to draw or paint something for friends, he would never do it if he thought they were going to sell it. He once told a friend who asked Picasso to sign a certificate of authenticity that the painting he was holding was a fake.

"But it isn't fake!" the impecunious friend protested. "I saw you paint it!"

Picasso shrugged. "I can paint fake Picassos just as well as anybody."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:22 AM (2JVJo)

227 my iPhone 6 will only hold a charge for about three hours now.

can I replace the battery, or should I just get a new phone.
Posted by: nurse ratched


You can have the battery replaced. I had to do mine last year.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2020 10:22 AM (axyOa)

228 @216

Yes it can be replaced, Apples says, per it's website, they will replace the out of warranty battery for the phone for fifty bucks.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 26, 2020 10:22 AM (1vb+E)

229
Maybe it's made from Silly Putty, which has those properties.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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And came in an egg. Coincidence?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 10:22 AM (mLizQ)

230 And came in an egg. Coincidence?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 10:22 AM (mLizQ)

Wow Mike Im gonna here to rethink the whole painting.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 10:24 AM (iq0yV)

231 Adrian Brody! Thanks, Lizzy!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 26, 2020 10:24 AM (YqED9)

232 Nurse Ratched, have you updated the software in your phone recently? For a while there, Apple was actually throttling the batteries on older iPhones through software updates, in order to get people to buy new phones.

They got caught, and reversed that change in later updates. If it's been a while since you updated the OS, that might be worth a try first.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at May 26, 2020 10:24 AM (H3MF8)

233 TOLD YA, letting them back on the beaches would unleash ARMAGEDDON..................my SeaDoo........

Posted by: saf at May 26, 2020 10:25 AM (5IHGB)

234 my iPhone 6 will only hold a charge for about three hours now.

can I replace the battery, or should I just get a new phone.


If it's working OK for you otherwise (e.g., the new ads on the HQ front page aren't dragging down the processor) just get the battery replaced at an Apple store.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 10:25 AM (ZGrMX)

235 What the hell.

Posted by: Someguy at May 26, 2020 10:25 AM (Zm+LZ)

236 Has Muldoon commented yet? I didn't see him in the comm.
Curious to see how he handles this one.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2020 10:25 AM (axyOa)

237 Mike Bravo

@mikebravodude

Breaking!



FOIA into Morning Joes cold case has arrived!



Here it is.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani





Oooh...dis gon be gud.



::snaps open lawn chair::

Posted by: eleven at May 26, 2020 10:20 AM (Qf83p)

The reactions of his grunting easterpig sidekick is going to be glorious.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 26, 2020 10:26 AM (9Om/r)

238 I think it's a rubbery turtle egg, referencing the ancient myth that the earth rested on the back of a giant turtle.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at May 26, 2020 10:26 AM (Uu+Jp)

239 226 Picasso was a terrific artist in his youth. Then he decided he wanted to make money.

I read once that, while Picasso was happy to draw or paint something for friends, he would never do it if he thought they were going to sell it. He once told a friend who asked Picasso to sign a certificate of authenticity that the painting he was holding was a fake.

"But it isn't fake!" the impecunious friend protested. "I saw you paint it!"

Picasso shrugged. "I can paint fake Picassos just as well as anybody."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:22 AM (2JVJo)

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I don't remember if this specific story is mentioned in F for Fake, but it feels very apropos.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

240 Nurse, you can try going to Apple to see about a replacement battery, but if your phone has ever gotten the least bit wet, the battery will show that and they won't replace it because it might be "dangerous " to do so. I found this out first-hand.

I had to replace my iPhone 6 in December after 4.5 years of service, which is way more than I ever got from any other phone.

Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2020 10:27 AM (/669Q)

241 I saw Grunting Easterpig Sidekicks open for the Banana Splits.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 26, 2020 10:27 AM (4o2K3)

242 241 I saw Grunting Easterpig Sidekicks open for the Banana Splits.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 26, 2020 10:27 AM (4o2K3)

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Was there a guy there?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

243 We are the aliens we've been waiting for.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at May 26, 2020 10:28 AM (pW/Ac)

244 Just got back from doing battle with the morons at my apartment complex office. Big sign on the door, "No Entry Without Face Covering," but I marched in. The stupid clerk is sitting 20 feet away, and begins to yammer about "You have to wear a mask!"

My reply: "I cant wear a mask. Medical reasons."

It stopped her for a second, but then she was back to parroting the stuff she'd been told: "You have to a wear a mask, it's for my safety, you have to wear a mask --"

I broke in: "I want to renew my lease."

They made me wait outside for two minutes. At last a reasonable employee showed up, and said they would have my lease contract on my door this afternoon. If they don't, I'll have to go through all this again tomorrow.

It would be so nice to live in a place where the "service" people have IQs higher than the Interstate speed limit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 10:29 AM (rpbg1)

245 Wait till you hear Felipe Jacinto's I.Q. and his Credit Score. FREAKY.

Posted by: saf at May 26, 2020 10:29 AM (5IHGB)

246 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

It might be in F For Fake, but I know I read it.

**shakes head**

Spent a lot of time this morning staring at my notebook. No writing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:29 AM (2JVJo)

247 246 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

It might be in F For Fake, but I know I read it.

**shakes head**

Spent a lot of time this morning staring at my notebook. No writing.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:29 AM (2JVJo)

==========

I wrote a grand page yesterday.

I was going to write more, but then I watched the Final Cut of Alexander and I had thoughts there that pushed everything else out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:30 AM (LvTSG)

248 We are the aliens we've been waiting for.


*nods*

Posted by: Giorgio A. Tsoukalos at May 26, 2020 10:30 AM (fPE66)

249 Posted by: bluebell at May 26, 2020 10:27 AM (/669Q)

bb: Swimming while texting is not a good idea!

Nurse: DaughterH had Apple replace her iPhone6 battery about two years ago and it is still doing great!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 26, 2020 10:31 AM (6wiwL)

250 Nurse Ratched, have you updated the software in your phone recently? For a while there, Apple was actually throttling the batteries on older iPhones through software updates, in order to get people to buy new phones.

Never assume the MFM knows what they're talking about about anything. They're lying just as much about tech as they are about politics.

What actually happened was that Apple slowed the CPU down temporarily during moments where the phone would otherwise spontaneously power down.
The presstitutes got people inflamed over that even though the intent by the engineers was that if you're calling 911 you can make that call instead of waiting a minute+ for the phone to reboot. After Stelter cried about it on CNN, Apple made it optional and added a message telling you how good your battery is. (This isn't a unique Apple problem; lithium-ion batteries have a limited lifespan, and they're worse in some ways than the old NiCads).

Apple followed that up with iOS 12, which made 5 year old phones benchmark better than some new Androids, so if they were trying to force people to upgrade they really suck at it.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 10:32 AM (ZGrMX)

251 Eggtraordinary.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob
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Oh, now the yolks begin...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

***

I saw a similar painting once at the Tacoma Art Museum. Done by Al Bewman.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2020 10:32 AM (axyOa)

252 Dali was more F-ed up than a footbal bat...

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 26, 2020 10:32 AM (zL/eJ)

253 My God, the mask people are fucking horrible.

Posted by: Chris M at May 26, 2020 10:32 AM (eAZVt)

254 OT Pro Tip: When giving the wife a lecherous grin and offering to rub the lotion she is holding on her behind, make sure it isn't her wrinkle cream.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 10:33 AM (WEBkv)

255 You have to a wear a mask, it's for my safety, you have to wear a mask

She's right! I suppose you want her and all of the chirruns to die???

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 26, 2020 10:33 AM (EgshT)

256 Damn, that's ugly.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2020 10:33 AM (XxJt1)

257 Thanks for the clarification, Ian! That's good to know. I guess I just presumed a big tech company would be up to no good, and fell prey to the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at May 26, 2020 10:34 AM (H3MF8)

258 "Grunting easter sidekicks opening for the seaPigs"

Did they serve wings?


(for Bruce)

Posted by: saf at May 26, 2020 10:34 AM (5IHGB)

259 She's right! I suppose you want her and all of the chirruns to die???
Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 26, 2020 10:33 AM (EgshT)
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Yes.

Next question?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 10:34 AM (WEBkv)

260 Thanks for the clarification, Ian! That's good to know. I guess I just presumed a big tech company would be up to no good, and fell prey to the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect.

They're probably up to no good, but this wasn't one of those things

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 10:34 AM (ZGrMX)

261 Spent a lot of time this morning staring at my notebook. No writing.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020


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I got a page done today, and yesterday, and the day before that. It's slow at the start of a story, even a short one. I'm pretty sure the pace will pick up as I learn about the main character and his world.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 10:34 AM (rpbg1)

262 Long ago and faraway...

Back in the late 80's Salvador Dali sold a men's cologne, "Salvador Dali pour Homme"

Weird bottle. Black with big puffy lips. I saw it at some store like Neiman's. The stuff was rather pricey.

I thought, "what the heck, this should be interesting" and gave my right arm a quick spritz.

Wholly Kau! I couldn't wash it off fast enough.

It smelled something like an old lady's floral perfume with gobs of roses, and hints of urine, dog shit, and nearly rotten meat.

And yes, I was old enough to know better than spritz some unknown concoction on myself.

I have no idea who would wear that crap.

My guess is that this was an elaborate joke by Dali. Just. Because. He. Could.

I sometimes get that same feeling from his art.

Elaborate expensive prank.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 26, 2020 10:34 AM (z0XD8)

263 my iPhone 6 will only hold a charge for about three hours now.

can I replace the battery, or should I just get a new phone.[/i[

I also have a 6. I had the battery replaced about a year and a half ago when Apple was doing them at cost as part of some kind of settlement agreement. I think if I had to pay full retail to get it done now, I'd probably just upgrade.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2020 10:34 AM (qc+VF)

264 Fun fact:

"Grunting Easterpig Sidekicks" was the working title of the TV Show "The View" until the producers inexplicably changed it.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 26, 2020 10:35 AM (PiwSw)

265 They made me wait outside for two minutes. At last a reasonable employee showed up, and said they would have my lease contract on my door this afternoon. If they don't, I'll have to go through all this again tomorrow.

It would be so nice to live in a place where the "service" people have IQs higher than the Interstate speed limit.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

***


When you drop the lease off, remind them you touched every page as you read it.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2020 10:35 AM (axyOa)

266 You have to a wear a mask, it's for my safety, you have to wear a mask

She's right! I suppose you want her and all of the chirruns to die???
Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 26, 2020


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I wouldn't mind. At least they'd be off the roads.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 10:35 AM (rpbg1)

267 Democrats like an economy that is bedridden and looking forward to the next fentanyl injection.

Posted by: torabora at May 26, 2020 10:35 AM (UAMJE)

268 Bootleg Hello Kitty masks are where it's at.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at May 26, 2020 10:35 AM (pW/Ac)

269 This painting might infuriate Libertarians and other isolationists out there.

(From what I understand, Dali was a jerk, but I have to admit, his paintings are interesting, if not a little weird.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 26, 2020 10:35 AM (ejsiI)

270 I wrote a grand page yesterday.

I was going to write more, but then I watched the Final Cut of Alexander and I had thoughts there that pushed everything else out.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:30 AM (LvTSG)


At least you got a page.

My problem right now is that I can't "see" the location I'm writing about; it's easier for me to write if I have it in my head like a movie. I might - might, because I'm getting desperate - try doing this action scene as a series of monologues, without any connecting dialogue, just to get to the end. It is so fucking frustrating knowing that I am probably about 10 pages or so from finishing and yet can't get there.

And what really pisses me off is that this Kung Flu was tailor-made for writing. If you can't go anywhere or do anything, you should be able to wrap up your book in no time. But it hasn't turned out that way for me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:35 AM (2JVJo)

271 So, people in general have continued to suck more and more, beyond even my expectations. Just how much worse can they get?

Posted by: Chris M at May 26, 2020 10:35 AM (eAZVt)

272 One of my favorite Dali's. Used to have a print of it. Need to get a new one.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 26, 2020 10:36 AM (h6CJG)

273 I got a page done today, and yesterday, and the day before that. It's slow at the start of a story, even a short one. I'm pretty sure the pace will pick up as I learn about the main character and his world.

I've got it. He lives in a delivery vehicle. By running water.

Big fella.

Posted by: eleven at May 26, 2020 10:36 AM (Qf83p)

274 When you drop the lease off, remind them you touched every page as you read it.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2020


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They say I can drop it off in the rent payment slot. I can put a sticky note on it to that effect. Heh, heh, heh . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 10:36 AM (rpbg1)

275 Dali was part of my youth. Like Warhol and many others. I appreciate Dali. Thank you for this art, I had not seen this painting before. Speaking of Freud, further up the thread, has not most of his work been...questioned? Not sure his opinion of Dali matters.

Posted by: MikeM at May 26, 2020 10:37 AM (la+t0)

276 My guess is that this was an elaborate joke by Dali. Just. Because. He. Could.

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If it was the late '80s, it was probably his kids or grandkids trying to make a buck off the old man's name. Dali himself was pretty out of it for various health reasons, and passed in 1989.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 26, 2020 10:37 AM (4o2K3)

277 At first I thought this was by some obscure artist named "Salvador Felipe, blah blah blah". I never get past the first couple of names.

Posted by: Chris M at May 26, 2020 10:38 AM (eAZVt)

278 My God, the mask people are fucking horrible.


Where I live, it seems to be getting worse, not better. They're tenaciously clinging to this. They're going to be lost without a cause when this has passed.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 26, 2020 10:38 AM (EgshT)

279 My God, the mask people are fucking horrible.

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Old and busted: Nazi Swastika armbands

New and shiny: Face masks

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:38 AM (+y/Ru)

280 I have a Dalí print hanging in my bedroom. I had a few different Dalis and distributed them to my kids as they got their own houses. I think that a really great thing about his art is that rarely can anybody look at his work and ignore it! It causes people to think.

Posted by: Chillin the most at May 26, 2020 10:38 AM (lonOK)

281 Where I live, it seems to be getting worse, not better. They're tenaciously clinging to this. They're going to be lost without a cause when this has passed.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 26, 2020 10:38 AM (EgshT)
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Yeah, they're going full, "Turn those machines back on!"

Never go full, "Turn those machines back on!"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 10:39 AM (WEBkv)

282 I'm having to watch a video for work of a discussion between two people with communications degrees. They talk. A lot. But they don't say anything interesting. It's fascinating that corporate executives buy into this stuff.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 26, 2020 10:39 AM (P4fji)

283 My God, the mask people are fucking horrible.



Where I live, it seems to be getting worse, not better.
They're tenaciously clinging to this. They're going to be lost without a
cause when this has passed.





Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 26, 2020 10:38 AM

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The Walmart you must shop in the direction of the arrows people were pretty bad last week. This morning not a peep as I zoomed down the aisles the wrong way.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 10:40 AM (JUOKG)

284 My problem right now is that I can't "see" the location I'm writing about; it's easier for me to write if I have it in my head like a movie. I might - might, because I'm getting desperate - try doing this action scene as a series of monologues, without any connecting dialogue, just to get to the end. It is so fucking frustrating knowing that I am probably about 10 pages or so from finishing and yet can't get there.
. . .
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020


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I love doing action scenes. I say, not always honestly, that if I could write nothing but action scenes and funny dialog, and subcontract the rest of the story or book, I'd be happy. (Sounds like I'd do well writing for movies.)

Try whatever you have to try. You can always come back and add or subtract more, or rewrite, once you have the skeleton of the scene in place.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 10:40 AM (rpbg1)

285 They're going to be lost without a cause when this has passed.

We joke that the left can't meme, but whoever came up with "it's not for me, it's for you" is a fucking evil genius. It turned masks from an annoyance into a virtue signal for suburban wine moms who live in terror that Trump will grab them by the Biden.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 10:40 AM (ZGrMX)

286 Old and busted: Nazi Swastika armbands

New and shiny: Face masks
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:38 AM (+y/Ru)


There's a thought - swastika face masks.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:40 AM (2JVJo)

287 OJ Scarborough. Heh. That's good

I never liked this guy. Something about his beady eyes and potato nose. When he smiles, it reminds me of the banjo kid in Deliverance.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 26, 2020 10:41 AM (VNfwt)

288 Can you get a mask that says "China Is Asshoe"?

Posted by: Chris M at May 26, 2020 10:41 AM (eAZVt)

289 Apple followed that up with iOS 12, which made 5 year old phones benchmark better than some new Androids, so if they were trying to force people to upgrade they really suck at it.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 10:32 AM (ZGrMX)
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I've got a 6-S Plus and just in the last week or so, it's been telling me that (even though I have it plugged in, it will not start recharging until the battery is down to 60% or so (I forget actual amount.) This bothers me because lately it loses power, as Hemingway says, gradually, and then suddenly.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2020 10:41 AM (sGotD)

290 I was walking alone down a sidewalk on a street that has homes that backup to it all behind 6 ft fences. I had a mask around my neck JUST IN CASE. Twice, people yelled from car windows, "put your mask on."

Even if they worked, why would I wear a mask alone on the road?

They both got the unmasked finger.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 26, 2020 10:41 AM (2ljLl)

291 Hooray for nic tags.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2020 10:42 AM (qc+VF)

292 I want to see Scarborough perp-marched off his MSNBC set while Mika looks slack-jawed. (Granted, Mika *always* looks slack-jawed, which is why men are attracted to her IYKWIMAITYD).

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 10:42 AM (ZGrMX)

293 Just back from my morning run, I saw a guy walking with a mask on. In Oklahoma where for all practical matters the Covid-19 is done.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 26, 2020 10:43 AM (VNfwt)

294 Why is nearly impossible to get a COVID-19 antibody test? I suspect it is because it would show millions of Americans are immune and the shutdown is unnecessary.

Seriously. Why haven't the armed forces begun clearing their people?

And, no, I don't believe you can relapse and become active again.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 26, 2020 10:43 AM (gAXBD)

295 Even if they worked, why would I wear a mask alone on the road?

They both got the unmasked finger.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 26, 2020 10:41 AM (2ljLl)
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I remember when MYOB was SOP.

Gad, I'm old.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 10:43 AM (WEBkv)

296 Wear the mask is the new Bend the Knee.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 26, 2020 10:44 AM (3D/fK)

297 I love doing action scenes. I say, not always honestly, that if I could write nothing but action scenes and funny dialog, and subcontract the rest of the story or book, I'd be happy. (Sounds like I'd do well writing for movies.)

Try whatever you have to try. You can always come back and add or subtract more, or rewrite, once you have the skeleton of the scene in place.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 10:40 AM (rpbg1)


I like to say I would do well using the Clive Cussler method - you plot the book out and I will write it.

And as I mentioned to TJM yesterday, what I'm writing now is the "proto first draft," so that when I am done, I have to graft the first half on and then go back to the beginning to make sure the story flows from start to finish as I add the "set decoration" of descriptives and dialogue.

Anyway, I'll probably knock off here after the Punk Monk and see if I can get at least a page of something down.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:44 AM (2JVJo)

298 Dali's religious works are probably his best. But, since I'm not a Christian I wouldn't really hang them in my place... maybe I'll get Corpus Hypercubus for my dad, though. Or Last Supper.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 26, 2020 10:44 AM (h6CJG)

299 I've got a 6-S Plus and just in the last week or so, it's been telling me that (even though I have it plugged in, it will not start recharging until the battery is down to 60% or so (I forget actual amount.) This bothers me because lately it loses power, as Hemingway says, gradually, and then suddenly.

Lithium-ion batteries actually last longer if you run them down to 20-30% or so on a fairly regular basis (for people who remember the "memory effect" with NiCad rechargables in the 80s and 90s, this is similar but the cause is different). That message is trying to encourage you to do so.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 10:45 AM (ZGrMX)

300 I finally had a bite to eat at a restaurant yesterday. Felt good but there was plastic separating the booths and the entire staff was masked up. I was, of course, mask-less. The poor young thing serving me did her very best to stay 6 feet away from me and passed my meal to me like I had a bomb in my pocket. So sad.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 26, 2020 10:45 AM (EgshT)

301 I remember when MYOB was SOP.
Gad, I'm old.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
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How about "None of your B-I business!"

What the hell did that ever mean? LOL

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2020 10:45 AM (sGotD)

302 It has been 528 years since Columbus and 244 years since the Declaration of Independence. Two of the top three events in human history. The quest for freedom cannot be stopped no matter how many times tyranny and fascism and Marxism are applied.

The top event? The most liberating event in human history? The Resurrection of course.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at May 26, 2020 10:45 AM (QMwOT)

303 Geopoliticus be UGLY.
Something appropriate, there

I like the surrealism elements, reminds me also of Vladimir Kush.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 26, 2020 10:45 AM (d1uFV)

304 I wear my mask around my bofa.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at May 26, 2020 10:45 AM (C+We0)

305 I want Mika to contract an STD and then find out that that Scarborough's staffer had the same STD. IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 26, 2020 10:46 AM (gAXBD)

306 I remember when MYOB was SOP.



I'm an outlier. Even my husband asks questions about stuff that is myob.

I think my desire to not know is because I dont want to be INVOLVED.

The minute I know, then I'm involved.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 26, 2020 10:46 AM (2ljLl)

307 That message is trying to encourage you to do so.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 26, 2020 10:45 AM (ZGrMX)
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So the "I" people are yelling at me.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2020 10:46 AM (sGotD)

308 The Salar del Uyuni in Bolivia which supposedly inspired some of Dali's work is an amazing and surreal place. You get the feeling of being in dream. Three day tour was fantastic.

Posted by: Ripley at May 26, 2020 10:46 AM (MxEKc)

309 If it was the late '80s, it was probably his kids or grandkids trying to make a buck off the old man's name. Dali himself was pretty out of it for various health reasons, and passed in 1989.

There was a similar scandal last year with Peter Max. Apparently he's pretty much incapacitated but his family was having new paintings done by "assistants" and then having him sign them with no awareness of what he was doing.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2020 10:46 AM (qc+VF)

310 297 I like to say I would do well using the Clive Cussler method - you plot the book out and I will write it.

And as I mentioned to TJM yesterday, what I'm writing now is the "proto first draft," so that when I am done, I have to graft the first half on and then go back to the beginning to make sure the story flows from start to finish as I add the "set decoration" of descriptives and dialogue.

Anyway, I'll probably knock off here after the Punk Monk and see if I can get at least a page of something down.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:44 AM (2JVJo)

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I sort of did that with Crystal Embers.

I wrote the first 2/3 at one point, revisited it about five years later, finished the draft and then tore up the first 2/3 in order to make it work. It had a lot of problems.

I then revisited it a year later, discovered that I hadn't torn up nearly enough, and spent 7 weeks beating it into shape.

I almost tossed it, I was so depressed with the state of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:47 AM (LvTSG)

311 Good on Mitch Daniels. Former President of my alma mater. Though he's very generous in stating that Cuomo and de Blasio "unintentionally" killed people by sending them to nursing homes.

My question is --- in light of the idiotic "guidelines" released by CDC for re-opening schools --- why are President Trump and his team not using their bully pulpit to disseminate these facts on the virus as well?

https://wapo.st/36xykKO

Why Failing to Reopen Purdue University this Fall Would be an Unacceptable Breach of Duty

The companion discovery is that this bug, so risky in one segment of the population, poses a near-zero risk to young people. Among covid-19 deaths, 99.9 percent have occurred outside the 15-to-24 age group; the survival rate in the 20-to-29 age bracket is 99.99 percent. Even assuming the United States eventually reaches 150,000 total fatalities, covid-19 as a risk to the young will rank way below accidents, cancer, heart disease and suicide. In fact, it won't even make the top 10.

This is fundamental information for institutions with radically skewed demographic compositions. If you're running a nursing home, it means one thing. New York unintentionally ended hundreds of lives prematurely by ordering covid-19 patients into such homes, the worst possible places for them.

But if you're running a university, the science is telling you something diametrically different. Our campus, including its surrounding community, has a median age of 20.5. More than 80 percent of the total campus population is 35 and under. We may have the population density of New York City, but we have the age distribution of Uganda. The challenge for Purdue is to devise maximum protection for the unusually small minority who could be at genuinely serious risk in order to serve the young people who are our reason for existing at all.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 26, 2020 10:47 AM (Do5/p)

312 I am pretty sure the missus and I had the COVID crap, back in late February. First me, then her.
It lasted about 4 days for each of us.
We got better on our own.
We would love to know if we have the antibodies, but the tests aren't cheap. Then there is the possibility that if you do test positive for antibodies, you will go on some sort of official database.
Screw that.

Posted by: attilla the thrilla at May 26, 2020 10:48 AM (w7KSn)

313 What is "B-I"?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 26, 2020 10:49 AM (2ljLl)

314 I also have a 6. I had the battery replaced about a year and a half ago when Apple was doing them at cost as part of some kind of settlement agreement. I think if I had to pay full retail to get it done now, I'd probably just upgrade.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2020 10:34 AM (qc+VF)

Are there no third-party vendors for iPhone batteries?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 10:49 AM (doJlv)

315 Where I live, it seems to be getting worse, not better. They're tenaciously clinging to this. They're going to be lost without a cause when this has passed.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 26, 2020 10:38 AM (EgshT)

I wondered about this too. NOW Places are making masks mandatory? I mean something about shutting the barn door. We decided to spend our Corona Bucks at small businesses that just opened. Walked in a store here in Flagstaff and the gal offered us free masks because mandatory. Heidi had bags of stuff from other stores. We walked out. idiots.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (iq0yV)

316 Cassidy must've burned for days.

Posted by: klaftern at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (RuIsu)

317 Anecdote from the high peaks area of the northern Adirondacks, 32,000 population, 32 confirmed "cases," zero deaths.

Some small privately owned food marts opened for call-ahead-parking-lot-pickup only, and saying they will operate this way until the fall when the hikers, bikers, and other visitors leave.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (+fPHo)

318 We watched "Contagion" last night.
It is a good movie.
In the movie, the CDC and The WHO still were respected entities, not corrupted tools of the malthusian billionaire class.
It was quaint.

Posted by: attilla the thrilla at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (w7KSn)

319 Can you get a mask that says "China Is Asshoe"?

Nothing to stop you from making one. I saw a guy at the barbershop last week who had sharpied "CHINA DID IT" on his.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (qc+VF)

320 I really enjoy Dali. Thanks, CBD.


"it's not for me, it's for you"

Of course, the proper response is: "No, thank you."

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (MIKMs)

321 Trumpocalypse
Restoring American Democracy
By: David Frum

-
He's a one-trick pony
One trick is all that horse can do
He does, one trick only
It's the principal source of his revenue

I'm just surprised that there's no introduction by the Vichy French.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)

322 318 We watched "Contagion" last night.
It is a good movie.
In the movie, the CDC and The WHO still were respected entities, not corrupted tools of the malthusian billionaire class.
It was quaint.
Posted by: attilla the thrilla at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (w7KSn)

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

I love that movie. It's a great thriller. Fantasy, in a way, but still great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:51 AM (LvTSG)

323 As I've mentioned before I'm working as a restaurant courier.
I find sweet young restaurant hostesses wearing short, tight and low cut dresses with matching face masks interesting to look at.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 26, 2020 10:51 AM (Uu+Jp)

324 I wrote the first 2/3 at one point, revisited it about five years later, finished the draft and then tore up the first 2/3 in order to make it work. It had a lot of problems.

I then revisited it a year later, discovered that I hadn't torn up nearly enough, and spent 7 weeks beating it into shape.

I almost tossed it, I was so depressed with the state of it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:47 AM (LvTSG)


I have a feeling some of that will happen with this book. But at least, having an ending, I'll know whether certain bits need to be thrown out or can be kept. There's one red herring that in earlier drafts was going to be a real clue, but in this version is just a really scary red herring.

And then, when this is all over, I've got to take six months off to plot the third book, which at the moment is going to sweep Theo and Toby up into both the Roscoe Arbuckle case and the William Desmond Taylor murder.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:51 AM (2JVJo)

325 Beth Wilkinson officially entered an appearance on behalf of Sullivan this morning.

Your move, appeals court.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 10:51 AM (ZLI7S)

326 I wondered about this too. NOW Places are making masks mandatory? I mean something about shutting the barn door. We decided to spend our Corona Bucks at small businesses that just opened. Walked in a store here in Flagstaff and the gal offered us free masks because mandatory. Heidi had bags of stuff from other stores. We walked out. idiots.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (iq0yV)
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Local Ace has posted that masks are mandatory.

Normally, it is my "go to" hardware store, but not lately.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 10:51 AM (WEBkv)

327 One of these days, there ought to be a weekend writing thread, considering all the Horde authors.

I'd love to hear from the ones who have multiple books out, as opposed to one-trick ponies like myself.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:52 AM (2JVJo)

328 324
I have a feeling some of that will happen with this book. But at least, having an ending, I'll know whether certain bits need to be thrown out or can be kept. There's one red herring that in earlier drafts was going to be a real clue, but in this version is just a really scary red herring.

And then, when this is all over, I've got to take six months off to plot the third book, which at the moment is going to sweep Theo and Toby up into both the Roscoe Arbuckle case and the William Desmond Taylor murder.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:51 AM (2JVJo)

==========

I've never tried my hand at a mystery, but I suppose my current book may qualify to a degree.

Maybe those looking for a mystery they can't guess will be disappointed in how things play out, but it's never about the mystery itself for me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

329 Ok. Y'all are the best. I just installed the iOS update. See if that helps.

Thank
You!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 26, 2020 10:52 AM (IdHU4)

330 What is "B-I"?
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 26, 2020 10:49 AM (2ljLl)
~~~~~

I have no idea, but we said it all the time. Along with...

It's a free country! (meaning, I can do what I want)

and of course...

I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I?

Posted by: IrishEi at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (sGotD)

331 "We watched "Contagion" last night.

It is a good movie.

In the movie, the CDC and The WHO still were respected entities, not corrupted tools of the malthusian billionaire class.

It was quaint.

Posted by: attilla the thrilla at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (w7KSn)



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



I love that movie. It's a great thriller. Fantasy, in a way, but still great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower"


Yep. Plus Gwyneth Paltrow loses her head. "

Posted by: Ripley at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (MxEKc)

332 I've been waiting two weeks for months.

For the cuffs to go on those asshoes.

Posted by: torabora at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (UAMJE)

333 327 One of these days, there ought to be a weekend writing thread, considering all the Horde authors.

I'd love to hear from the ones who have multiple books out, as opposed to one-trick ponies like myself.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:52 AM (2JVJo)

===========

I'd love for one of the commenters to come out as a literary agent and suddenly take us all on as clients.

That would be fun.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (LvTSG)

334 MP4, stupid question...

Could you go through online images and find a place that looks like a scene you're trying to set up? Maybe you could work off that.


Reading of our Moron authors' travails in book writing leaves me wondering why anyone would do it.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (XxJt1)

335 I'm wondering. Doesn't Senile Joe's mansion have a yard? He looks like he needs a little sunlight.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (Uu+Jp)

336 There was a similar scandal last year with Peter Max. Apparently he's pretty much incapacitated but his family was having new paintings done by "assistants" and then having him sign them with no awareness of what he was doing.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2020 10:46 AM (qc+VF)

Sorta like RBG, then?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (doJlv)

337 The Geopoliticus Child's mother is . . . disturbing.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 26, 2020 09:31 AM (rpbg1)

Difficulty Level: Salvador Dali. He was a real piece of work-- the essay to read, IMO, is Orwell's "The Benefit of Clergy", which is him tearing Dali's autobiography, and the man himself, an absolute new one.

Posted by: Vanya at May 26, 2020 10:54 AM (BAsqb)

338 Local ordinances just passed mandating the mask. Still not wearing it. I went to the grocery with Mannix yesterday, and we were the only maskless heretics.

Nobody said a word. And I've grown to enjoy looking the masked males in the eye. The clear shame they have at looking at my rebellion is hilarious. Some give you the glare of the Karen, but most just look down at the floor. Sad!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 26, 2020 10:54 AM (h6CJG)

339 Question: has anyone been harassed for not wearing a mask by a male? Or is it 100% females? Because I have this theory...

Posted by: Chris M at May 26, 2020 10:54 AM (eAZVt)

340 Crazy leftists are already peddling the, "Trump won't accept the election results in 2020 if he loses!"

Guess they forgot they already did that in 2016.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 10:54 AM (xfb67)

341 340 Crazy leftists are already peddling the, "Trump won't accept the election results in 2020 if he loses!"

Guess they forgot they already did that in 2016.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 10:54 AM (xfb67)

==========

Those were legitimate questions about an election where Russian meddling definitely made a difference in vote totals.

Also, China's promise to sway the election away from Trump means nothing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:55 AM (LvTSG)

342 315

Where I live, it seems to be getting worse, not better. They're tenaciously clinging to this. They're going to be lost without a cause when this has passed.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 26, 2020 10:38 AM

I wondered about this too. NOW Places are making masks mandatory? I mean something about shutting the barn door.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM

Same for my area of SE Michigan. 3 weeks ago, I went to pick-up Subway, no masks required to enter building. They had employees wearing masks and had one of those plastic shields up by the register, but otherwise normal.

Last week I go in to pick up an order and there is a sign on the door saying one cannot enter without a mask.

My guess is that some Karen got all pissy and made a stink about not requiring customers to wear masks, so now they changed their policy.

I've also seen people out walking last week wearing masks and masks are still required at all the local grocery stores (Kroger, Aldi, etc.)

All this after every health "expert" in the nation stated explicitly back in late FEB, early MAR that masks do nothing, don't buy them, leave them for medical personnel.

We live in stupid times...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 26, 2020 10:55 AM (Do5/p)

343 Guess they forgot they already did that in 2016.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 10:54 AM (xfb67)
------------

"Groundhog Day" was actually a metaphor about leftists, only, "Groundhog Day" assumes leftists eventually figure out they're jackasses.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 10:55 AM (WEBkv)

344
I'm wondering. Doesn't Senile Joe's mansion have a yard? He looks like he needs a little sunlight.


Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM

---

He looked extremely frail and weak in that video.


There is no way they can let him be on the same stage and debate Trump. It will make him look like a weak old man.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 26, 2020 10:55 AM (JUOKG)

345 Beth Wilkinson officially entered an appearance on behalf of Sullivan this morning.



Your move, appeals court.
---------------

Do they have to respond?

Couldn't they just wait for the lawyer to give the response back, and then ignore stating that we asked for you (J. Sullivan) as Judge to give us a response, not your lawyer. Frankly we are unsure why you have a lawyer in the first place.


Alternatively, they could just say there is no reason for you to be represented here.

Posted by: SH at May 26, 2020 10:55 AM (sX1BW)

346 Maybe those looking for a mystery they can't guess will be disappointed in how things play out, but it's never about the mystery itself for me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:52 AM (LvTSG)


Same here; the mystery genre really isn't my métier, but it's a way of telling a story with characters that can move on to another story and another, whereas a novel is more of a standalone.

I have no interest in anything other than silent movies, so I'm not interested in writing a novel about something else.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:56 AM (2JVJo)

347 345 Beth Wilkinson officially entered an appearance on behalf of Sullivan this morning.



Your move, appeals court.
---------------

Do they have to respond?

Couldn't they just wait for the lawyer to give the response back, and then ignore stating that we asked for you (J. Sullivan) as Judge to give us a response, not your lawyer. Frankly we are unsure why you have a lawyer in the first place.


Alternatively, they could just say there is no reason for you to be represented here.
Posted by: SH at May 26, 2020 10:55 AM (sX1BW)

===========

I want this to get contentious. I want that so bad.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:56 AM (LvTSG)

348 I'd love for one of the commenters to come out as a literary agent and suddenly take us all on as clients.

That would be fun.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (LvTSG)
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As long as we're wishing, I'd like for one of the commenters to come out as Uncle Pennybags and give us all a big bag of money.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 26, 2020 10:56 AM (4o2K3)

349 Sorta like RBG, then?

That hadn't occurred to me but yes, pretty much exactly like that.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2020 10:56 AM (qc+VF)

350 Gov Inslee made masking a requirement last week.

It's like wearing a condom AFTER you get pregnant

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 26, 2020 10:56 AM (IdHU4)

351 Also this blockbuster has just been released.

This Is What America Looks Like
My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman
By: Ilhan Omar

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:57 AM (+y/Ru)

352 I'd love for one of the commenters to come out as a literary agent and suddenly take us all on as clients.

That would be fun.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (LvTSG)
-----
As long as we're wishing, I'd like for one of the commenters to come out as Uncle Pennybags and give us all a big bag of money.
=======

I'd like for all the commenters to come out and run a train on me!

Posted by: Shep! at May 26, 2020 10:57 AM (vg8iE)

353 I want this to get contentious. I want that so bad.
---------

Entertain us!

Posted by: SH at May 26, 2020 10:57 AM (sX1BW)

354 Trump posted the Ghanaian funeral dance meme on his faceborg page. Biden 2020 is shopped on the casket.

Hahaha

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at May 26, 2020 10:57 AM (dg28Q)

355 Here is a sentence fragment from a book review written by David Berlinski which I think is very on point, on the subject of despair:


"So far as the declension of bleakitude goes - bleak, bleaker, take-out, Twitter . . ."

The book Berlinski is reviewing is on physics and the apparent meaningless of life given the bleak prospect of the Universe's ultimate end.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 26, 2020 10:57 AM (YPTnD)

356 Thanks for this link Clyde Sheldon. Wow it really connects all the dots. The part about Epstein is particularly revealing. It's related to Obamagate in being a scheme to get dirt on influential people as a way to control them

I think we are seeing the fruit of that scheme in the corruption of our court system.

Posted by: Nancy B at May 26, 2020 10:15 AM

You're welcome.

As I read it, all I could think was that while we've all been focused for years on the radical influence of George Soros (for good reason), we were completely oblivious to the radical influence of Bill Gates the last couple decades.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 26, 2020 10:58 AM (Do5/p)

357 It's like wearing a condom AFTER you get pregnant
Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 26, 2020 10:56 AM (IdHU4)
-------------

Hey, how else are you going to avoid having Twins?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 10:58 AM (WEBkv)

358 This Is What America Looks Like
My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman
By: Ilhan Omar
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 26, 2020 10:57 AM (+y/Ru)

It looks like lying Third World parasites self-segregating and sending their lying inbred spawn to subvert the United States Government?

Posted by: Vanya at May 26, 2020 10:58 AM (BAsqb)

359 MP4, stupid question...

Could you go through online images and find a place that looks like a scene you're trying to set up? Maybe you could work off that.


Reading of our Moron authors' travails in book writing leaves me wondering why anyone would do it.
Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (XxJt1)


This is where it takes place - the set of DW Griffith's Intolerance:

https://tinyurl.com/y8qlsdr5

I just have a very hard time picturing the inside of the set.

(frankly, I think most of my problems stem from this fucking Maskachusetts lockdown)

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 26, 2020 10:59 AM (2JVJo)

360 This Is What America Looks Like
My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman
====

Too bad there wasn't a plane crash or tragic accident sandwiched in there.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 26, 2020 10:59 AM (vg8iE)

361 "One-trick pony"?

Theda and Whitechaple aren't exactly kissing cousins.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2020 10:59 AM (XxJt1)

362 And if we're lucky it will be My Journey from Refugee to 1 Term Congresswoman.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 26, 2020 11:00 AM (xfb67)

363 Hey, how else are you going to avoid having Twins?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 26, 2020 10:58 AM (WEBkv)

and on that note later gators.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 11:00 AM (iq0yV)

364 It seems that the mask thing is getting more onerous.

Here in SW FL with beaches open, retail all open, offices, stores of all kinds open, even Dick's (they are dicks), it is looking like only one in twenty of those going in stores are mask-free.

The only places I know that mandate masks (no mask, cannot enter) are Costco (I won't join, I won't go), and Trader Joe's.

The narrative has become if you are not wearing a mask, you are a killer of others, a careless misfit, a Nazi motherfucker.

I worry about Trump's reelection, seeing this insidious thought control going forward. He wants to the the champion of OpenUpAmericaNow, but the Karen TooSooners seem to be winning.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 26, 2020 11:00 AM (+fPHo)

365 Nood...monkey is talking about the NYT.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 26, 2020 11:00 AM (P4fji)

366 Reading of our Moron authors' travails in book writing leaves me wondering why anyone would do it.
Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM (XxJt1)

I enjoy the challenge.

BTW

I GOT REJECTED! WOHOO! After like a year and a half Baen emailed me back to say 'Thanks, but no thanks'. I'd honestly given up months ago, but now I have my first rejection under my belt!

Posted by: Vanya at May 26, 2020 11:01 AM (BAsqb)

367 Yep. Plus Gwyneth Paltrow loses her head. "
Posted by: Ripley at May 26, 2020 10:53 AM


Was there goop?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 26, 2020 11:02 AM (DMUuz)

368
Eggtraordinary.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob
-------

Oh, now the yolks begin...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

***

I saw a similar painting once at the Tacoma Art Museum. Done by Al Bewman.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 26, 2020 10:32 AM (axyOa)








*Cur reaches for his Browning*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 26, 2020 11:03 AM (EGyGV)

369 Biden 2020 is shopped on the casket.

How long will it take for the MSM to claim that he's saying he wishes Biden was dead? Never mind that lefties wish that on him daily hourly.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 26, 2020 11:03 AM (qc+VF)

370 I doubt Scarborough will be incriminated but any rain on his head is fine with me.


If he receives anywhere near the irritation that the idiots on his misbegotten network intend to inflict on Trump by fishing through his personal info, then I'm perfectly fine with the rectal he receives.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 26, 2020 11:04 AM (oVJmc)

371 308 The Salar del Uyuni in Bolivia which supposedly inspired some of Dali's work is an amazing and surreal place. You get the feeling of being in dream. Three day tour was fantastic.
Posted by: Ripley at May 26, 2020 10:46 AM (MxEKc)
-----------------------------------------
Yes, yes, yes.
Although the odd thing about Dali is that he was painting it, or at least trying to paint it, before he ever saw it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 26, 2020 11:05 AM (M/9m0)

372 "...inside the set"

You mean backstage? Backstage had to have been even more chaotic than what came out on film.


I wish you luck with this.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2020 11:06 AM (XxJt1)

373 Yay! A Nephilim thread! And I am late.
Lucky you.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at May 26, 2020 11:07 AM (gJ9O0)

374 >>Do they have to respond?

>>Couldn't they just wait for the lawyer to give the response back, and then ignore stating that we asked for you (J. Sullivan) as Judge to give us a response, not your lawyer. Frankly we are unsure why you have a lawyer in the first place.


>>Alternatively, they could just say there is no reason for you to be represented here.


They don't have to respond but I would imagine they are just getting more pissed off. Sullivan is being openly defiant of their order. They may wait until June 1 but it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 26, 2020 11:07 AM (ZLI7S)

375 Judge Sullivan just broke the Fourth Wall.

For decades everyone has known yet only spoken of in whispers the fact that Judges usually don't write their own opinions, but rather their law clerks do. And those opinions have been deemed by all to be quite sufficient for purposes of merely ruling on a case.

But NOW something SUPER important has occurred: it's Sullivan's ass on the line, so suddenly we'd better get a seasoned attorney involved to write the response.

Hmmmm. Good thing it wasn't the litigants' butts in the sling.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 26, 2020 11:08 AM (YPTnD)

376 If you have Dali hanging in your bedroom time to put him on a Tuna Melt ?

Posted by: saf at May 26, 2020 11:10 AM (5IHGB)

377 Keep it up, Dali critics.

Posted by: Frank Zappa at May 26, 2020 11:11 AM (hkDyM)

378 I wrote an essay once for Newsweek. They notified me that it was being considered for publication. I held my breath for three months, till the rejection notice came. Never again.

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2020 11:16 AM (XxJt1)

379 What has the left got on Sullivan? For him to destroy his own career it must be something horrendous

Posted by: creeper at May 26, 2020 11:18 AM (XxJt1)

380
I wondered about this too. NOW Places are making masks mandatory? I mean something about shutting the barn door. We decided to spend our Corona Bucks at small businesses that just opened. Walked in a store here in Flagstaff and the gal offered us free masks because mandatory. Heidi had bags of stuff from other stores. We walked out. idiots.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 26, 2020 10:50 AM (iq0yV)

That just goes to show that just because you are a small business, that doesn't mean you are a perfect, virtuous business.

There are small businesses I like and big businesses I like. There are big businesses I do everything to avoid and small businesses that shock me by continuing to remain in business.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 26, 2020 11:20 AM (ejsiI)

381 Keep it up, Dali critics.
Posted by: Frank Zappa
-----

Yeah, don't egg him on.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 26, 2020 11:22 AM (830x5)

382 Thomas Bender, take a look at Dali's oeuvre. He is a naturally gifted artist, a superb draftsman and painter. Picasso also, but not as great as Dali. You may not like their deviation into surrealism or deconstructionist bullshit, but the native talent of those two is not disputable.
Posted by: kallisto at May 26, 2020 09:50 AM (hOfX7)


Guys like that could get away with the weird stuff because they had the skill to understand what they were doing. When Picasso or Dali chose to paint in a certain way, it was an actual artistic choice and not simply all that they could do. That makes it interesting.

Posted by: Marshal Marshall at May 26, 2020 11:25 AM (SgjGX)

383 Bravo! About time we got some lowbrow up in here!

Posted by: Oleander Salad at May 26, 2020 01:08 PM (IhJme)

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