Mid-Morning Art Thread

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St. Roch Praying To The Virgin For An End To The Plague
Jacques-Louis David

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Merry Christmas

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 09:30 AM (z3Wsk)

2 The Rock!

Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 09:30 AM (AwYPR)

3 History repeats itself.

Posted by: Heidi at December 24, 2020 09:31 AM (ol6cB)

4 Black plague most likely

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 09:31 AM (Cxk7w)

5 A less stagey David. I like.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 09:31 AM (Dc2NZ)

6 And Merry Christmas to all!

Posted by: Heidi at December 24, 2020 09:31 AM (ol6cB)

7 She's saying "Pull my finger."

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 24, 2020 09:32 AM (PiwSw)

8

He's saying "we're dying out here!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2020 09:32 AM (s2VJv)

9 I like this one.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at December 24, 2020 09:32 AM (JUOKG)

10 The men have some major gainzzz

Posted by: IC at December 24, 2020 09:33 AM (Nyumu)

11
"If you can't end it, could you at least redirect it?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 09:33 AM (SAV4V)

12 Dude in the lower central part of the painting just found out he paid too much for car insurance.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 09:33 AM (H5knJ)

13 She's pointing at the supplicant, trying to get her Son to pay attention to him. I think we're meant to get that the ONLY reason Jesus would intervene to help is because his Mother is asking.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 24, 2020 09:33 AM (v2RJn)

14 I think there might be otters behind the surprised gentleman in the middle....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 24, 2020 09:34 AM (PiwSw)

15 A less stagey David. I like.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet
Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 09:31 AM (Dc2NZ)


Less than perfect technique (his later stuff is amazing), but I agree...more human looking.

I couldn't resist this one. It is the current painting on a few of the art sites I frequent for ideas.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 09:34 AM (xT2tT)

16 Will wait now, with good humor.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 09:34 AM (bCLt0)

17 Hits home. This is me on my knees every waking hour.

Hail Mary, full of Grace.
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

Holy Mary mother of God
Pray for us sinners now
And at the hour of our death.
Amen

Oh please save this beautiful country from the ravages of the devil.

Posted by: Derak at December 24, 2020 09:34 AM (k0WjC)

18 I hear a simple face mask could have solved everything

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 09:35 AM (z3Wsk)

19 Now the church just runs around screaming Quarantine!
Told this tidbit weeks ago on book thread
During the 30 year war, 1618 - 1648 Pope Urban VIII excommunicated Florentine health officials who banned religious assemblies to try and stop black plague conditions.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 09:35 AM (Cxk7w)

20 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 24, 2020 09:35 AM (oAY8z)

21 Quite fitting for this Year From Hell.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 09:35 AM (HaL55)

22 A real plague with a greater than .3% fatality rate?

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 24, 2020 09:36 AM (y7DUB)

23 Thank you for the art threads, CBD.

Sorry for all the long links I posted.

*kicks dirt*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 09:36 AM (Dc2NZ)

24 Nurse, get the guy below Mary's foot on a ventilator, stat!

Posted by: Gref at December 24, 2020 09:36 AM (AMIL/)

25 Makes me really angry seeing that prick less than 6 feet away from the baby Jesus.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 09:37 AM (H5knJ)

26 Jacques Louis David was a regicide, but this art period is my favorite, realistic and colorful.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 09:37 AM (Cxk7w)

27 *kicks dirt*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet
Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 09:36 AM (Dc2NZ)


No problem at all.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 09:37 AM (xT2tT)

28 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

29 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 24, 2020 09:38 AM (oAY8z)

30 Ok. The look on the dude in the lower left is hysterical.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

31 And is this because it was announced that "The Rock" was the highest paid actor in 2020?

What acting was done in a pandemic year?

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:39 AM (Zz0t1)

32 wow

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 24, 2020 09:39 AM (oAY8z)

33 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 09:39 AM (nakwk)

34 Oh please save this beautiful country from the ravages of the devil.
Amen

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 09:39 AM (HaL55)

35 Will wait now, with good humor.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 09:34 AM (bCLt0)

See! Professor...they can learn! The Morons can learn!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 09:39 AM (xT2tT)

36 During the 30 year war, at least %20 Of Germany proper disappeared mostly because of the plague, entire towns were wiped out.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 09:39 AM (Cxk7w)

37
Hail, Holy Queen!
Our light, our sweetness, our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.

Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy toward us.
And after this our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 09:40 AM (mht8P)

38 CBD! What a wonderful art piece.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 09:40 AM (QTJS/)

39
I couldn't resist this one. It is the current painting on a few of the art sites I frequent for ideas.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 09:34 AM (xT2tT)


You're plagerizing?

BIDEN? Is that YOU?!??

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

40
The blue of Mary's garments is vivid, to say the least. I like it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 09:40 AM (SAV4V)

41 36 During the 30 year war, at least %20 Of Germany proper disappeared mostly because of the plague, entire towns were wiped out.
Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 09:39 AM (Cxk7w)


Did improper Germany fare better or worse?

Posted by: blaster at December 24, 2020 09:40 AM (ZfRYq)

42 Guy immediately below Mary looks like a party doll from the type of store where TFG likes to shop.

IYKWISAITYD.

Posted by: Random Internet Furry at December 24, 2020 09:40 AM (6dXV7)

43 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: redridinghood at December 24, 2020 09:40 AM (NpAcC)

44 Can you smell what The Roch is cookin'?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (nakwk)

45 26 Jacques Louis David was a regicide, but this art period is my favorite, realistic and colorful.
Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 09:37 AM (Cxk7w)

French (Louis XVI) or English (Charles Stewart) regicide?

Posted by: Fox2! at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (Rcghw)

46 What a wonderful art piece.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 09:40 AM (QTJS/)

Eris had a good point that it was less staged and artificial than some of his more famous and later works.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (xT2tT)

47 About 65% of this painting is really good: Mary, TBJ, and the supplicant. The rest is just mot knowing when to quit.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (H5knJ)

48 wow

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 24, 2020 09:39 AM (oAY8z

Not up for the hat trick?

Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (AwYPR)

49 Being of the somewhat more fundamental type, I would be praying directly to the Big Guy.

(Not meant to offend other beliefs).

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (PhTYi)

50
Run It Up The Plague Pole See Who Salutes - a limerick

Presented for today's contemplation
While fear and panic sweep across the nation
The data are manipulated
Death counts overestimated
It all reeks of a "false plague" operation

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (m45I2)

51 "This man. THIS man thinks he's worthy of a continuing existence. What do YOU think, Baby Jesus?"

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (Zz0t1)

52 This isn't very Christmas-y.

Posted by: johnd01 - Office of the Humongous Elect at December 24, 2020 09:42 AM (TXvM3)

53 This was some time before he invented Almond Rocha, right?



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 24, 2020 09:42 AM (6dXV7)

54 33 100 comment rule. [CBD]
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 09:39 AM (nakwk)

You have GOT to be kidding me. That was a direct tie-in!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 09:42 AM (nakwk)

55 The pastor at our church had ordered (pre-pandemic) numerous statues of saints from Italy - all hand carved. St. Roch was one of them. Talk about amazing craftsmanship.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 24, 2020 09:43 AM (ZzcdE)

56 Guy in the lower left: "Yeah. And you think 2020 sucks....."

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:43 AM (Zz0t1)

57 13 She's pointing at the supplicant
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 24, 2020 09:33 AM (v2RJn)

Oh, I did not notice that was pointing until you . . . pointed it out. Which left me puzzled about the earlier:

7 She's saying "Pull my finger."
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 24, 2020 09:32 AM (PiwSw)

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 09:43 AM (QTJS/)

58 The dude laying down looking forward looks bored. Probably wants the painter to hurry up, he's gotta a date tonight.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at December 24, 2020 09:43 AM (OY1Ar)

59 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 24, 2020 09:44 AM (oAY8z)

60 No, I am not kidding.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 09:44 AM (xT2tT)

61 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 09:40 AM (mht8P)

Beautiful.

Posted by: Derak at December 24, 2020 09:44 AM (k0WjC)

62 The fellow in front looks like he wouldn't accept intercession if offered. He is flipping off life, the universe, and everything.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 09:44 AM (Dc2NZ)

63 "You see. Jesus, this is what happens when you don't practice proper social distancing."

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 09:44 AM (nakwk)

64
O most merciful God
Who through an angel promised St. Roch
That whoever should invoke his name
Would be preserved from pestilence
And contagious diseases.
Grant that through his intercession we
May be preserved from all dangers,
Both of soul and body
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 09:45 AM (mht8P)

65 Was the dude in the middle the inspiration for "The Scream"?

Posted by: johnd01 - Office of the Humongous Elect at December 24, 2020 09:45 AM (TXvM3)

66 Beautiful painting. it reminds of when I scored a hat trick

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 24, 2020 09:45 AM (oAY8z)

67 Baby Jesus is laying the smack down on Momma for pointing, which is rude.

A nod works better.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 24, 2020 09:45 AM (R/m4+)

68 > Probably wants the painter to hurry up, he's gotta a date tonight.

"Oh, Christ, Jacques-Louis, get a move on! I don't want to miss the afternoon guillotinings!"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 24, 2020 09:46 AM (6dXV7)

69 I think the painting is a precursor to CBD's mood today as the comment banhammer is FLYING baby.

"Plague? You wanna see PLAGUE?!!?"

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:46 AM (Zz0t1)

70 Being of the somewhat more fundamental type, I would be praying directly to the Big Guy.
Same here but the more people in Heaven who hear our cries, the better, IMHO.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 09:46 AM (HaL55)

71 "The Scream"?

Posted by: johnd01 - Office of the Humongous Elect at December 24, 2020 09:45 AM (TXvM3)

I think Munch had plenty of inspiration in his own head for that piece.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 09:46 AM (xT2tT)

72 What a lovely painting. Thank you cbd.

Posted by: Infidel at December 24, 2020 09:46 AM (ImqD9)

73 Why is the one guy looking like he is lounging around at a gay bath house?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 09:46 AM (z3Wsk)

74 The guy with "Oh No!" face is a time traveler from 2020 who went back in time for a safer place and ended up in another plague.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 09:46 AM (Dc2NZ)

75 "And ALL of these people would've been spared had there been a Dr. Fauci and mask mandates."

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:47 AM (Zz0t1)

76 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 24, 2020 09:47 AM (k4dH2)

77 Black plague most likely

********

The Virgin Mary disproportionately intervenes with POC*.




(*- Plagues of Color)

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 09:47 AM (m45I2)

78 45 Louis XVI during the French revolution.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 09:47 AM (Cxk7w)

79 Being of the somewhat more fundamental type, I would be praying directly to the Big Guy.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (PhTYi)


Joe Biden?

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:47 AM (Zz0t1)

80 My understanding is that Satan is especially fearful of the Virgin Mary.

Posted by: Derak at December 24, 2020 09:47 AM (k0WjC)

81 I don't want to miss the afternoon guillotinings!"


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 24, 2020 09:46 AM (6dXV7)


The first thing I did when I saw this piece was check the date. 1780, so well before the revolution and its brutality, and maybe before David turned into a political animal.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 09:48 AM (xT2tT)

82 "I'm just sayin, Jesus. It's bad luck to condemn a guy like that."

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:48 AM (Zz0t1)

83 David was already a well known painter and had a seat in the revolution representatives.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 09:49 AM (Cxk7w)

84 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 24, 2020 09:49 AM (ZzcdE)

85 My understanding is that Satan is especially fearful of the Virgin Mary.

Posted by: Derak at December 24, 2020 09:47 AM (k0WjC)


She's a virgin. Who gave BIRTH.

Anyone should be scared sh*tless of that.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

86 For what it's worth. The Black Plague was bacterial.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 09:49 AM (2DOZq)

87 79 Being of the somewhat more fundamental type, I would be praying directly to the Big Guy.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 09:41 AM (PhTYi)

Joe Biden?
______________

Only if you're praying for a bigger cut of the take from the illegal deals.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 24, 2020 09:50 AM (k4dH2)

88 That's some fine art right there

Posted by: DB- just DB at December 24, 2020 09:51 AM (iTXRQ)

89 88 That's some fine art right there
Posted by: DB- just DB at December 24, 2020 09:51 AM (iTXRQ)

Meh. It's no Rothko.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 09:51 AM (nakwk)

90 The Black Plague was bacterial.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 09:49 AM (2DOZq)

It used to be called Pasteurella Pestis. But they had to go and change it to Yersinia Pestis.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 09:51 AM (xT2tT)

91 Various plagues were controlled by quarantine. Quarantine of the sick .

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 09:52 AM (2DOZq)

92 I believe the correct term now is African-American Plague.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 09:52 AM (H5knJ)

93 I recognize the guy in front's expression! I see it on my kids when my lecture starts going on too long.

Posted by: Grimmy at December 24, 2020 09:52 AM (JSj04)

94 Take a few moments to break away from the implacable gaze of the serpent, and remember that there is goodness light and love in the world. Merry Christmas!

Posted by: ErikInTexas at December 24, 2020 09:53 AM (+058L)

95 The guy in the middle who looking at us has sort of an ancient Greek tragedy theater mask face. "Oh, woe," he's saying.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 09:53 AM (QTJS/)

96 > Why is the one guy looking like he is lounging around at a gay bath house?



he's pining

Posted by: DB- just DB at December 24, 2020 09:53 AM (iTXRQ)

97 Is that a border collie or a badger?

Posted by: redridinghood at December 24, 2020 09:54 AM (NpAcC)

98 Roch is the patron saint of dogs, invalids, falsely accused people and bachelors.

Paintings and statues of him often have him lifting his clothes to display a plague buboe on his leg, as here:

https://tinyurl.com/y75fe86y

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 09:54 AM (2JVJo)

99 And the guy in the middle...that red thing he's holding must be a blanket. He's coming up for air after the guy on the left farted, creating an awful Dutch Oven effect.

Posted by: Grimmy at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (JSj04)

100 Little Known Plague Fact: The Black Death was caused by the bacterium Yersinea pestis, spread to humans from infected rats via fleas. The COVIDz is caused by the virus SARs-COV 2, spread to humans by health care workers improperly using PPE.

Yep.

Black Death caused by flea bites.
COVID caused by phlebotomists.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (m45I2)

101 St. Roch looks like he has a serious case of wind burn. Next time he needs to wear a gator with his goggles.

Posted by: johnd01 - Office of the Humongous Elect at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (TXvM3)

102 Roch has a really weird portfolio.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (H5knJ)

103
Various plagues were controlled by quarantine. Quarantine of the sick .
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 09:52 AM (2DOZq)

_________

Those were just primitive societies run by tyrants.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (mht8P)

104 Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (n/x6m)

105 I wonder if the lounging guy could be a self-portrait? There is a kind of excessive attention given to him by the highlighting of his head covering.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (QTJS/)

106 art appreciation is subjective

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (oAY8z)

107 101 St. Roch looks like he has a serious case of wind burn. Next time he needs to wear a gator with his goggles.
Posted by: johnd01 - Office of the Humongous Elect at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (TXvM3)

His face will look even worse after the gator starts chewing on it.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 09:56 AM (nakwk)

108 My reading during the 30 Years War cities survived keeping people out. Anyone not belonging there was forced away. The armies moving about drug it with them so cities paid ransom to them often to move elsewhere.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 09:56 AM (Cxk7w)

109 Now that we're past 100 comments, perhaps our resident Karen could give it a rest already?

It's Christmas Eve. Let people say what they want.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 24, 2020 09:56 AM (k4dH2)

110 104 Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant.
Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (n/x6m)


I don't think today's the day to go there. Merry Christmas, all.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 24, 2020 09:57 AM (PiwSw)

111 I saw a possum in the yard this morning... a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?

Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 09:57 AM (AwYPR)

112 >Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant.




uh oh'
shots fired

Posted by: DB- just DB at December 24, 2020 09:57 AM (iTXRQ)

113 I think the guy kneeling in front of her just wants to look up her robe.

Posted by: Justsayin' at December 24, 2020 09:57 AM (Fs5vw)

114
Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant.
Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (n/x6m)

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We ask for her intercession with her Son on our behalf.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (mht8P)

115 That arced cloud makes it look like St. Roch's staff is Death's scythe.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (8DRUP)

116 Sweet. A fight about Mary on Xmas Eve.

*Opens family-size bag of popcorn*

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (H5knJ)

117 Paintings and statues of him often have him lifting his clothes to display a plague buboe on his leg, as here
Hence the modern-day, highly scientific medical term, "booboo."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (HaL55)

118 111 I saw a possum in the yard this morning... a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?
____________

It means 6 more weeks of 2020!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (k4dH2)

119 106 art appreciation is subjective
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (oAY8z)

I think it's a mixture. The effect it has on you is entirely subjective, but I think there also exist objective aspects - quality, composition, etc. to art. Of course, some people are total snobs or hypersensitive assholes about it, but that's a subset of the arts subculture.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (nakwk)

120 Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (m45I2)

Not to step on the snark but once the humans contracted the plague is it accurate to say they could then spread it via fluids . It was a pneumatic disease

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (2DOZq)

121 I wonder if the lounging guy could be a self-portrait? There is a kind of excessive attention given to him by the highlighting of his head covering.
Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (QTJS/)


Good point. He's even staring right at the... viewer, or the camera, or through the fourth wall, or whatever you call it in this context.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (t+qrx)

122 Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant.

Well, speaking as a member of the RCC, a (very) loose explanation is that, as man is such a sinful creature, it's easier to approach a saint or even the Virgin to ask for a favor or help than it is to approach J.C. Himself.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 09:59 AM (2JVJo)

123 97 Is that a border collie or a badger?
Posted by: redridinghood at December 24, 2020 09:54 AM (NpAcC)

Badgers were the pets of well respected gentlemen in the late middle ages. They were fed lollygagging serfs and table scraps.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 24, 2020 09:59 AM (5QBw6)

124 A Opossum on Christmas Eve.

Sounds like a Hallmark movie.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 09:59 AM (H5knJ)

125 117 Paintings and statues of him often have him lifting his clothes to display a plague buboe on his leg, as here
Hence the modern-day, highly scientific medical term, "booboo."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (HaL55)

I want to believe this is true.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 09:59 AM (nakwk)

126 104 Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (n/x6m)
Being the Blessed Mother of God, she intercedes for us all. Besides His birth, Mary was present for Jesus' first miracle.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 24, 2020 09:59 AM (ZzcdE)

127 How do you pronounce Roch?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 24, 2020 09:59 AM (iEx0u)

128 111 I saw a possum in the yard this morning... a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?
Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 09:57 AM (AwYPR)


Yes. You're going to get laid. Don't know if that means by a man or a woman though.

Posted by: Justsayin' at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (Fs5vw)

129 I saw a possum in the yard this morning... a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?
Nope. A possum is a type of weasel.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (HaL55)

130 69 I think the painting is a precursor to CBD's mood today as the comment banhammer is FLYING baby.

"Plague? You wanna see PLAGUE?!!?"
Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at December 24, 2020 09:46 AM (Zz0t1)
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It's not like the COBs haven't been triggered or anything.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (CZm2G)

131 She's telling him "If ya don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding!" . . . who knew she was a Pink Floyd fan?

Posted by: Dr_No at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (mu5GU)

132 124 A Opossum on Christmas Eve.

Sounds like a Hallmark movie.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 09:59 AM (H5knJ)

Or a coonass cooking show!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (5QBw6)

133 I saw a possum in the yard this morning... a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?
Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 09:57 AM (AwYPR)


1. Did you happen to notice if it augured at all?
2. Did it augur well, or was it more of a desultory, half-assed augury? Or was it just outright terrible at the whole auguring thing?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (t+qrx)

134 120 Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (m45I2)

Not to step on the snark but once the humans contracted the plague is it accurate to say they could then spread it via fluids . It was a pneumatic disease
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (2DOZq)

If it spread by fluid, isn't that a hydraulic disease?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (nakwk)

135 The white picks out a sort of path, in the shape of a backwards C, from the lounging guy's headdress, to the "Oh!" guy's face, Mary's sandal, the left shirt-sleeve of Roch, his hands, Mary's hand, baby togs, Mary's headdress.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (QTJS/)

136 St. Roch definitely didn't skip leg day.

Those are some muscular calves.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (6dXV7)

137 A few weeks back, we had the piece "Flaming June." (https://tinyurl.com/y7totef2)

I bought a canvas print from iCanvas. I can report that they seem to do a decent job and the price was quite good for such a large print. I think that "Fine Art America" is overall slightly better in quality, but they are unaffordable (for me) for very big prints) and iCanvas did a perfectly good job.

I hope this might be helpful for you morons who sometimes get inspired by the art thread.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 24, 2020 10:01 AM (hYcqw)

138 We ask for her intercession with her Son on our behalf.

Thanks.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 10:01 AM (n/x6m)

139 Roch is the patron saint of dogs, invalids, falsely accused people and bachelors.

Paintings and statues of him often have him lifting his clothes to display a plague buboe on his leg, as here:

https://tinyurl.com/y75fe86y
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 09:54 AM (2JVJo)
**********
Cool statue.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 24, 2020 10:01 AM (NpAcC)

140 Not a good day to bandy about theologically. God Bless you all, Horde.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:01 AM (bCLt0)

141 133 I saw a possum in the yard this morning... a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?
Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 09:57 AM (AwYPR)

1. Did you happen to notice if it augured at all?
2. Did it augur well, or was it more of a desultory, half-assed augury? Or was it just outright terrible at the whole auguring thing?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (t+qrx)

Possums don't really auger, they just sort of scratch at the dirt.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:02 AM (nakwk)

142 The black plague wasn't the end . They had multiple plagues over the next few centuries. I recall the other infamous one was the great plague of London.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:02 AM (2DOZq)

143 {{{MP4}}}

Merry merry Christmas, dahlin.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:02 AM (PhTYi)

144 I want to believe this is true.
I thought MP4 had misplld that word and had to go look it up. That statue was well done. Apparently, he never missed leg day at the gym.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (HaL55)

145 111 I saw a possum in the yard this morning... a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?
Posted by: BignJames
-----
trade your possum for my skunk.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (WQZ1O)

146 This is a self-portrait of David, so you can decide for yourself whether Turban Man is supposed to be him:

https://tinyurl.com/ycg3t7lx

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (2JVJo)

147 So anyway, Happy Christmas Eve to almost all of you!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (nakwk)

148
Possums don't really auger, they just sort of scratch at the dirt.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:02 AM (nakwk)


Possums are one of the best portents.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (PhTYi)

149 Possums don't really auger, they just sort of scratch at the dirt.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:02 AM (nakwk)


Well I'm not going to augur the point.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (t+qrx)

150 If it spread by fluid, isn't that a hydraulic disease?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (nakwk)

Heh. You need a Fluid mechanic engineer to treat you.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:04 AM (2DOZq)

151 1. Did you happen to notice if it augured at all?

2. Did it augur well, or was it more of a desultory, half-assed augury? Or was it just outright terrible at the whole auguring thing?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM (t+qrx)

It walked across the driveway thru a rosebed.

Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 10:04 AM (AwYPR)

152 104 Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (n/x6m)

Catholics hold that all the Saints(people in Heaven) regularly intercede for us. Did Moses have special powers? It was God doing the miracles.

Posted by: Someguy at December 24, 2020 10:04 AM (s/xOm)

153 I thought MP4 had misplld that word and had to go look it up.

**Spock eyebrow**

Do not doubt me, my friend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:04 AM (2JVJo)

154 We still fight the 30 Years War, just not with matchlocks

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 10:04 AM (Cxk7w)

155
The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 10:04 AM (mht8P)

156 Have yourself a Possum Little Christmas
Let your trash be full....

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 24, 2020 10:04 AM (6dXV7)

157 It's Christmas Eve. Let people say what they want.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 24, 2020 09:56 AM (k4dH2)

Or you could show a bit of emotional restraint and respect a simple rule that governs about 20 minutes of the AoSHQ day!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:04 AM (xT2tT)

158
We ask for her intercession with her Son on our behalf.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 09:58 AM (mht8P)


Well thank God I don't believe I need a woman to get between me and Him. I don't need her opinion.

Posted by: Justsayin' at December 24, 2020 10:05 AM (Fs5vw)

159
I saw a possum in the yard this morning... a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?
Posted by: BignJames

----------

Six more years of masks, social distancing and the Karenstaffel.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 24, 2020 10:05 AM (mht8P)

160 146 This is a self-portrait of David, so you can decide for yourself whether Turban Man is supposed to be him:

https://tinyurl.com/ycg3t7lx
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (2JVJo)

Thanks! He looks more like the suprised guy.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:05 AM (QTJS/)

161 LadyL!

**hand kiss**

A Merry Christmas to you, dear lady.

I'm hanging here for a bit before work. I'd like to get out early, but at least one practice is staying open all day, so I think I'll be typing until 6. Ugh.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:05 AM (2JVJo)

162 Possums are one of the best portents.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (PhTYi)


The ones I see by the road have clearly been used for some intensive haruspicy.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:05 AM (t+qrx)

163 For the holidays, I will take inspiration from this painting by piling dirty laundry on my head and laying around in it.

Posted by: St. Not Appearing In This Painting at December 24, 2020 10:06 AM (RddLI)

164 Is Opossum still a thing or not?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 10:06 AM (z3Wsk)

165 My spelling's on vacation.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:06 AM (QTJS/)

166 Oops, I killed the thread.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:07 AM (QTJS/)

167 164 Is Opossum still a thing or not?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 10:06 AM (z3Wsk)

O I have no idea.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:07 AM (nakwk)

168 Sorry.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:07 AM (QTJS/)

169 162 Possums are one of the best portents.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (PhTYi)

The ones I see by the road have clearly been used for some intensive haruspicy.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:05 AM (t+qrx)


That makes me berry berry sad...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:08 AM (PhTYi)

170 Merry Christmas Eve to all.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 24, 2020 10:08 AM (89T5c)

171 m, you should not have left your credit card out. Thanks though, Monte Carlo is lovely!

Posted by: spelling at December 24, 2020 10:08 AM (OY1Ar)

172 Well I'm not going to augur the point.

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Augie Doggie at December 24, 2020 10:09 AM (izyga)

173 LadyL!

**hand kiss**

A Merry Christmas to you, dear lady.

I'm hanging here for a bit before work. I'd like to get out early, but at least one practice is staying open all day, so I think I'll be typing until 6. Ugh.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:05 AM (2JVJo)


I hope you have this evening to relax and celebrate, MP4.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:09 AM (PhTYi)

174 How many dead people do you see in the painting?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:10 AM (2DOZq)

175 162 Possums are one of the best portents.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (PhTYi)

The ones I see by the road have clearly been used for some intensive haruspicy.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:05 AM (t+qrx)

Is it haruspicy if nobody stops to actually read the entrails?

Of course, they all say the same thing: "This animal is FUCKED."

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:10 AM (nakwk)

176 Food preps are proceeding apace. Yukon Golds are mashed with lots of butter and crumbled Cranberry Wensleydale; bacon with brussels sprouts is assembled, ready for roasting; shrooms are cooking in butter and bacon fat; chocolate cupcakes are baked and ready for icing; and leg of lamb is in a rub of garlic and harissa spices.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

177 104 Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant.
Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (n/x6m)

I didn't take this question to convey any sort of hostility.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:10 AM (QTJS/)

178 Bought a sweet potato pie this morning.
Thought, will I be able to finish before it
goes bad?

Mmmm, not a problem.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 24, 2020 10:10 AM (CZm2G)

179 174 How many dead people do you see in the painting?
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:10 AM (2DOZq)

I see them everywhere. All the time. Walking around like regular people.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:10 AM (nakwk)

180 a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?
Posted by: BignJames


*******


It plays dead for three days, then gets up and goes about its business?



(Okay, I'm undoubtedly going to hell for that)

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 10:11 AM (m45I2)

181 171 m, you should not have left your credit card out. Thanks though, Monte Carlo is lovely!
Posted by: spelling at December 24, 2020 10:08 AM (OY1Ar)

Ha!

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:11 AM (QTJS/)

182 **Spock eyebrow**



Do not doubt me, my friend.


LOL. I'm still working on my first cup of The Elixir Of Life. All these wurdz thingys look a bit strange until the second one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 10:11 AM (HaL55)

183 177 104 Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant.
Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 09:55 AM (n/x6m)

Laser eyes, super strength, and levitation.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:11 AM (nakwk)

184 I know what J L David looks like, not seeing it but could be. Painters often put themselves into their paintings and know David did too later.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 10:11 AM (Cxk7w)

185 I'm trying to corral nine people into a short walk before stormageddon gets here.

They're acting like I asked them to eat their pet dachshund for lunch

What kind of people did I raise, anyway?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:11 AM (PhTYi)

186 When y'all take the wrenches to Pixy please adjust the grey boxes. Not too small and not too large.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM (CZm2G)

187 For us, this Christmas, a candlelight service at church, then home to aa puzzle to put together. Party animals, we are.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM (bCLt0)

188 I hope you have this evening to relax and celebrate, MP4.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:09 AM (PhTYi)


I do. I have a bottle of champagne to crack. I'm thinking I might put on some Gilbert and Sullivan in the background and hang out at the HQ. We'll see.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM (2JVJo)

189 Catholics hold that all the Saints(people in Heaven) regularly intercede for us.

Aha. Got it. That brings up another question:

Did Moses have special powers?

Is Moses a saint? You never the phrase "St. Moses" for a church, street, or town.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM (dYmWY)

190 185 I'm trying to corral nine people into a short walk before stormageddon gets here.

They're acting like I asked them to eat their pet dachshund for lunch

What kind of people did I raise, anyway?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:11 AM (PhTYi)

I think you need to vigorously apply a tennis racquet. Or a tire iron.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM (nakwk)

191 104 Is Mary supposed to have special powers? This is a strange title to a Protestant. ----------What is not strange to Protestants/Puritans in US History are (1) burning females as witches thereby coining the phrase "witch hunt," and (2) slavery and segregation, lol.

Posted by: anon at December 24, 2020 10:13 AM (pa4ej)

192 Is it haruspicy if nobody stops to actually read the entrails?

Of course, they all say the same thing: "This animal is FUCKED."
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:10 AM (nakwk)


"Outlook squishy, try again later"

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:13 AM (t+qrx)

193 I've forgotten if I linked to this here before, but I'm just going to link it again:

Aerial tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria Della Salute, in Venice.

Built in thanks for her intercession against the plague in the early 1600's.

https://youtu.be/U1bPFRhArAg

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at December 24, 2020 10:13 AM (Clxcy)

194 145 111 I saw a possum in the yard this morning... a possum on Christmas Eve...is that some kind of portent?
Posted by: BignJames
-----
trade your possum for my skunk.
Posted by: BluesFish at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (WQZ1O)
---

Last week I saw (and smelled) an angry punk rock skunk in the middle of the highway ass-blasting every car that passed by. He was severely pissed off.

I still catch whiffs of it, like olfactory PTSD.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

195 Plague = real deadly
COVID = real BS

Posted by: Archer at December 24, 2020 10:14 AM (gmo/4)

196 Posted by: anon at December 24, 2020 10:13 AM (pa4ej)

You mad bro ?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:14 AM (2DOZq)

197 Last week I saw (and smelled) an angry punk rock skunk in the middle of the highway ass-blasting every car that passed by. He was severely pissed off.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:13 AM (Dc2NZ)


Life goals.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:14 AM (t+qrx)

198
I see them everywhere. All the time. Walking around like regular people.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------

Pro Tip: Do not allow them in the house.

Posted by: Rick at December 24, 2020 10:14 AM (bPH26)

199 Food preps are proceeding apace. Yukon Golds are mashed with lots of butter and crumbled Cranberry Wensleydale; bacon with brussels sprouts is assembled, ready for roasting; shrooms are cooking in butter and bacon fat; chocolate cupcakes are baked and ready for icing; and leg of lamb is in a rub of garlic and harissa spices.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:10 AM (Dc2NZ)
--------

The only thing you forgot is to tell us what time to show up.

Beautiful picture, CBD. Thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at December 24, 2020 10:14 AM (/669Q)

200 Yes. You're going to get laid. Don't know if that means by a man or a woman though.
Posted by: Justsayin' at December 24, 2020 10:00 AM


Yeah, that's not possums.

Posted by: The otters at December 24, 2020 10:15 AM (ejd/p)

201 What a wonderful image for Christmas Eve. David, as usual, made use of brilliant color where appropriate, dramatic poses, and lighting. Each face is an individual. The way the Virgin and child are in the light while all others are in darker areas is effective and starting in the upper corner draws the eye down to the plague areas that take up much of the canvas.

Thanks, CBD, and Merry Christmas to all my Horde friends.

Posted by: JTB at December 24, 2020 10:15 AM (7EjX1)

202 Not to step on the snark ...
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks,


****


"No Step On Snerk!"

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (m45I2)

203 198
I see them everywhere. All the time. Walking around like regular people.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------

Pro Tip: Do not allow them in the house.
Posted by: Rick at December 24, 2020 10:14 AM (bPH26)

No kidding. They drink up all the booze, start crashing on your couch every night, and promise they'll move out once they "get something going," but that never actually happens because they're DEAD.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (nakwk)

204 Afternoon all

We are having Kosher Lobster for Christmas Eve Family dinner

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (tsZQ+)

205 Just reading on Black plague, it could kill within a day.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (Cxk7w)

206 Or you could show a bit of emotional restraint and respect a simple rule that governs about 20 minutes of the AoSHQ day!
___________________

Merry Christmas, Karen.

And to all the other Karens, everywhere!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (k4dH2)

207 One of my dearly departed dogs got sprayed by a skunk, ran in through the dog door, and hid under our bed. We couldn't sleep in that room for weeks.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (H5knJ)

208 Media desperately trying to start BLM/Antifa riots in Columbus after policeman shoots unarmed "black" man (who is whiter than Rachel Dolezal). Looks like cop fudged up big time, but the local media is running the story on continuous loop.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (oAY8z)

209 Is Moses a saint? You never the phrase "St. Moses" for a church, street, or town.
Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM (dYmWY)

There are certain things that have to happen during your life, and be confirmed that they did happen, in order to be canonized. Anyone who died before the nativity can't be officially recognized as a Saint, because those things couldn't possibly have happened. So all the OT figures are out.

But they can certainly be celebrated and venerated.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 10:17 AM (iiwwl)

210 We are having Kosher Lobster for Christmas Eve Family dinner
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (tsZQ+)


Mmmm....bacon-wrapped for extra Kosherness?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:17 AM (nakwk)

211
Is Moses a saint? You never the phrase "St. Moses" for a church, street, or town.
Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM (dYmWY)

Yeah, a saint refers to anyone in Heaven. Catholics would typically refer to the pre-Christian types as the Patriarchs though.

Generally this should be thought of as similar to asking people on Earth to pray for you. Conceptually the Host militant(living on Earth) and Host Triumphant(living in Heaven) are held to be one large community.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at December 24, 2020 10:17 AM (Zm+LZ)

212 Is Moses a saint? You never the phrase "St. Moses" for a church, street, or town.
Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM (dYmWY)


Short answer: no, because he (like Jeremiah, Isaiah or other prophets) did not belong to the Church. He is not a "canonized" saint, as are Teresa, Patrick and others.

He is a saint with God, however, which is all that counts.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:17 AM (2JVJo)

213 Piss off Kim Jong Un and you'll get cannonized.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:17 AM (nakwk)

214 Bannon's going to have a special tomorrow.
America's Christmases at War or a similar title.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (CZm2G)

215 shoot- posted this on JJ's rollup. so here ye be.

O'l Jack is slated to get the vaccination next week. Done the research and am fairly confident that the vaccination will offer a better outcome than my boss who got the Rona 5 weeks ago and is only now getting some of her sense of smell and taste back. So no thanks.

BTW I do recall from a college art class that David was a member of the French Revolution and signer of death warrants.

Posted by: Jack Burton, who says, merry Christmas. at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (yx0HS)

216 I do. I have a bottle of champagne to crack. I'm thinking I might put on some Gilbert and Sullivan in the background and hang out at the HQ. We'll see.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM


Nice. I'll be putting together a batch of smoking bishop when I get home this evening.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (ejd/p)

217 There are certain things that have to happen during your life, and be confirmed that they did happen, in order to be canonized. Anyone who died before the nativity can't be officially recognized as a Saint, because those things couldn't possibly have happened. So all the OT figures are out.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 10:17 AM (iiwwl)

It was a substantial period of time before the formal canonization process was established and many people had been loosely added to the rolls. I think theologically all the Patriarchs would be considered saints.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (Zm+LZ)

218 Nope. Very few, if any, witches were burned in America (much less in the US... that was long before the United States was a thing).

The Puritans hung them. They didn't burn them. I believe one was pressed to death.

Burning was pretty much exclusively a Catholic thing.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (6dXV7)

219 We are having Kosher Lobster for Christmas Eve Family dinner
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (tsZQ+)


Don't forget the Pork Nog.

That reminds me, I should decide which Chinese place to go for take-out.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (t+qrx)

220 Well, there is, in fact, a St. Moses. But, not the same fellow who got water from Iraq.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (pK7cg)

221 Possums are one of the best portents.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (PhTYi)

The Portent Opossum of Pre-Nativity Peace is Powerful.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 24, 2020 10:19 AM (5QBw6)

222 164 Is Opossum still a thing or not?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 24, 2020 10:06 AM (z3Wsk)

Only if you're an asshole.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 24, 2020 10:19 AM (iiwwl)

223 Last week I saw (and smelled) an angry punk rock skunk in the middle of the highway ass-blasting every car that passed by. He was severely pissed off.

I still catch whiffs of it, like olfactory PTSD.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:13 AM (Dc2NZ)


You don't have to look,
And you don't have to see,
'Cause you can feel it in your olfactory!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:19 AM (2JVJo)

224 213 Piss off Kim Jong Un and you'll get cannonized.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:17 AM (nakwk)


That's another bit of crap we have to look forward to if smokin Joe is installed.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 24, 2020 10:19 AM (CZm2G)

225 The wikipedia entry says that Mary is not calling the Christ child's attention to Roch--I'm not sure I buy this:

Even Saint Roch and the Virgin Mary appear unconnected as if separated by a glass screen. He looks up and pleads with her but their hands do not touch; she seems unaware of his presence and is gesturing towards something in the middle distance.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:19 AM (QTJS/)

226 Opossums are in books and zoos.

Possums are everywhere else; mostly in, on, and mashed into paved roads.

Posted by: klaftern at December 24, 2020 10:19 AM (RuIsu)

227 We are having Kosher Lobster for Christmas Eve Family dinner
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (tsZQ+)


Mmmm....bacon-wrapped for extra Kosherness?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:17 AM (nakwk)

I'm up for it, but the wife does not like bacon. Go figure

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:19 AM (tsZQ+)

228 Burning was pretty much exclusively a Catholic thing.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (6dXV7)


Well I like mine better burnt.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 24, 2020 10:20 AM (ol6cB)

229 Is Opossum still a thing or not?
Only in Ireland.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 10:20 AM (HaL55)

230 Keep looking up like St. Roch. Failing that, one can beseech the heavens, look out in terror, or hang one's head in despair. A beautiful painting for the season.

A blessed Christmas to all.

Posted by: Ziba at December 24, 2020 10:20 AM (S1hrL)

231 There is a distinction between big S Saint(canonized) and little s saint which is the part about being in heaven(the important part). The Catholic Church is unable to identify every saint.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at December 24, 2020 10:20 AM (Zm+LZ)

232 Don't forget the Pork Nog.

That reminds me, I should decide which Chinese place to go for take-out.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (t+qrx)

Pork Nog

1 Large Hog >=200 lbs dressed
2 fifths good bourbon whiskey

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 24, 2020 10:20 AM (5QBw6)

233 Possums are one of the best portents.


******

I rate this statement as... not possum bull, but unlikely.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 10:20 AM (m45I2)

234 When the Opossums return to Minas Tirith, the Return of the King is at hand!

Or something like that.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (bCLt0)

235 Last week I saw (and smelled) an angry punk rock skunk in the middle of the highway ass-blasting every car that passed by. He was severely pissed off.

I still catch whiffs of it, like olfactory PTSD.
Posted by: All Hail Eris,

I saw a white skunk a coupla mornings ago.

Posted by: JT at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (arJlL)

236 About St. Roch:

https://tinyurl.com/ybnq4uo2

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (WkPC9)

237 That's another bit of crap we have to look forward to if smokin Joe is installed.
____________

Yep, the Korean Kook was too afraid to try and shake down Trump, but Greasy Joe will another matter altogether.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (k4dH2)

238 We are having Kosher Lobster for Christmas Eve Family dinner

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (tsZQ+)

There are some counterfeit ones out there. Be sure to check its hoofs!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (xT2tT)

239 I don't know if this is art but it is trippy.

https://youtu.be/5DYeAkx2IBo

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (+y/Ru)

240 Israel detains Palestinian suspect over murder of mother of six
Details of investigation into brutal killing of Esther Horgan, 52, near her home in Tal Menashe settlement are still under gag order; Horgan's husband pays tribute to security forces who 'have done an excellent job', tells Rivlin he is not looking for revenge

He's a better man than I am...I'd want blood and revenge

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (tsZQ+)

241 Possums are everywhere else; mostly in, on, and mashed into paved roads.
Posted by: klaftern at December 24, 2020 10:19 AM


Why did the chicken cross the road?

To show the possum that it can be done.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 24, 2020 10:22 AM (ejd/p)

242 I saw Angry punk rock skunk open for Loudon Wainwright III at the Dallas Reunion.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 24, 2020 10:22 AM (5QBw6)

243 Old Testament- Prophets

New Testament- Saints

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:22 AM (2DOZq)

244 I have short ribs in the sous vide since last night for hubby and I. I'll make a meatloaf for the kids. We'll share a side of mashed potatoes and some roasted broccoli. I'll do mashed cauliflower. And gravy....

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 10:22 AM (UUBmN)

245
You don't have to look,
And you don't have to see,
'Cause you can feel it in your olfactory!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
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He should have looked left, and he should have looked right

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 10:22 AM (WZ5i4)

246 We are having Kosher Lobster for Christmas Eve Family dinner

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (tsZQ+)

There are some counterfeit ones out there. Be sure to check its hoofs!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (xT2tT)

I only buy the ones with Kosher Certificate from the Pope

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:22 AM (tsZQ+)

247 Before you start a lot of trouble with them crazy Kathlicks for their saints, do yourself a favor and search "Protestant saints." I believe there is a quiet seat in the rearmost pew where you may go and sit afterward.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 24, 2020 10:23 AM (zMFmR)

248
243 Old Testament- Prophets

New Testament- Saints
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:22 AM (2DOZq)


New NEW Testament - Joel Osteen.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:23 AM (bCLt0)

249 Well, it's still 15 degrees out. It hasn't warmed up at all. Ugh I dread going outside even if it is sunny. Winter storms moving in Tuesday.

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 24, 2020 10:23 AM (nxdel)

250 Now with all your favorite Christmas carols of all time!

Opossum Did You Know?
Silent Opossum
Hark, The Herald Opossums Sing
Away in a Opossum
Opossums We Have Heard on High
O Come All Ye Opossums
O Little Opossum of Bethlehem
What Opossum Is This?
Good King Opossumslaus

And many more!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:24 AM (nakwk)

251 He's a better man than I am...I'd want blood and revenge
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (tsZQ+)

Not adequately punishing the perps, encourages more perps. You would think people would have that figured out by now.

Posted by: CN at December 24, 2020 10:24 AM (ONvIw)

252 Armadilloes > Opossums

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:24 AM (bCLt0)

253 Well, it's still 15 degrees out. It hasn't warmed up at all. Ugh I dread going outside even if it is sunny. Winter storms moving in Tuesday.
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 24, 2020 10:23 AM (nxdel)


22° and light snow here, but it's a dry heat.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:24 AM (t+qrx)

254 The Exodus was not the work of a single man. It was not wholly Moses.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 10:25 AM (m45I2)

255
And many more!
Posted by: Insomniac
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Books too!

'The Opossum That Came For Christmas'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 10:26 AM (bk3Sg)

256
And many more!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:24 AM (nakwk)

And a hearty FU Fa La La to you

Posted by: The Otters at December 24, 2020 10:26 AM (ol6cB)

257 Protestants often seem to misunderstand about praying to Saints. I am a Protestant, but I think I do understand: The term "praying to" is used, but it's more like asking their intercession, in other words, you're asking a very holy person who is close to God and has been canonized is putting a good word in for you. Of course, Roman Catholics can pray directly to God and Christ-and do.

And Mary is not just "another woman" as is clear from the Bible; She's highly favored and is visited by an angel.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2020 10:26 AM (WkPC9)

258 Old Testament- Prophets

New Testament- Saints

New NEW Testament - Joel Osteen.

*****

Televangelism - Profits!!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 10:27 AM (m45I2)

259 A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the immediate release of the four suspects in journalist Daniel Pearls beheading defying its own government, which had demanded they stay behind bars.

Lovely

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:27 AM (tsZQ+)

260 He's a better man than I am...I'd want blood and revenge

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:21 AM (tsZQ+)

Daniel Pipes just wrote that he thinks that the Israeli Arabs are getting better. Maybe the answer it to absorb the West Bank into Israel and force the issue. The pallies on the West Bank will only need about 1,000 years to become civilized.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:27 AM (xT2tT)

261 249 Well, it's still 15 degrees out. It hasn't warmed up at all. Ugh I dread going outside even if it is sunny. Winter storms moving in Tuesday.
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 24, 2020 10:23 AM (nxdel)

Merry Christmas, Jewells!! Southern Missouri beckons. We have a different weather pattern!!!

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:27 AM (bCLt0)

262 The Exodus was not the work of a single man. It was not wholly Moses.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 10:25 AM (m45I2)

Correct , his brother did a lot of the Aarons.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:27 AM (2DOZq)

263
Even Saint Roch and the Virgin Mary appear unconnected as if separated by a glass screen. He looks up and pleads with her but their hands do not touch; she seems unaware of his presence and is gesturing towards something in the middle distance.
Posted by: m


Mary to Jesus: "NOW do you see why we need a plexiglass shield installed here?" ** points **

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (pNxlR)

264 The Exodus was not the work of a single man. It was not wholly Moses.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 10:25 AM (m45I2)

No o f course not...he used the family business: Moshe Bothers Moving and Storage

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (tsZQ+)

265 'The Opossum That Came For Christmas'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 10:26 AM (bk3Sg)

You'll never have Christmas Goose again.

Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (AwYPR)

266 trade your possum for my skunk.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (WQZ1O)


I've seen in my yard, possum, skunk, coyotes and last week a fox trotted through.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (9Ettb)

267 Televangelism - Profits!!
Posted by: Muldoon
--------

Race baiting works too.

Posted by: The Rev. Jesse Jackson at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (bk3Sg)

268 259 A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the immediate release of the four suspects in journalist Daniel Pearls beheading defying its own government, which had demanded they stay behind bars.

Lovely
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:27 AM (tsZQ+)

I had just been thinking of Daniel Pearl earlier today. Also Fabrizio Quattrocchi.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (QTJS/)

269 Now, Clara Bow can stop by and bring me presents any time:

https://tinyurl.com/y8v3dd6e

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (2JVJo)

270 In elder times, there was also some business about the Nine Modern and Ancient Worthies. When people got worked up over such things, it was necessary to come up with reasons why some people who lived before or away from Christ would automatically already be in Heaven without His salvation.


Somehow or another, Julius Caesar always made the list. His personal reputation for virtue has sure suffered in the last century or so.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (zMFmR)

271
Even Saint Roch and the Virgin Mary appear unconnected as if separated by a glass screen. He looks up and pleads with her but their hands do not touch; she seems unaware of his presence and is gesturing towards something in the middle distance.
Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:19 AM (QTJS/)


Squirrel.

Posted by: Justsayin' at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (Fs5vw)

272 "Dead Skunk" is considered "Adult Content" on utube.

Posted by: klaftern at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (RuIsu)

273 I have short ribs in the sous vide since last night
for hubby and I.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 10:22 AM (UUBmN)

Huzzah! My favorite Sous Vide dish. It's amazing.

How do you finish them? Grill? Pan? Broiler?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (xT2tT)

274 81 down here today. 39 tonight after the cold front comes thru (with the storms, nachurly).

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (HaL55)

275 Sweet interaction between the baby and Mary.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (WkPC9)

276 257

And Mary is not just "another woman" as is clear from the Bible; She's highly favored and is visited by an angel.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2020 10:26 AM (WkPC9)


Merry Christmas, Fen. I hope you find some quiet moments today and tomorrow, in the midst of your Pastoring!

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (bCLt0)

277 272 "Dead Skunk" is considered "Adult Content" on utube.
Posted by: klaftern at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (RuIsu)

Don't look it up on Urban Dictionary

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (nakwk)

278 Daniel Pipes just wrote that he thinks that the Israeli Arabs are getting better. Maybe the answer it to absorb the West Bank into Israel and force the issue. The pallies on the West Bank will only need about 1,000 years to become civilized.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:27 AM (xT2tT)

And make 2.16 Million Arabs citizens of Israel? No thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (tsZQ+)

279
I've seen in my yard, possum, skunk, coyotes and last week a fox trotted through.
Posted by: TheQuietMan
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Throw in turkeys and bears, and that would be our yard. Wait...no skunks yet.

Posted by: The Rev. Jesse Jackson at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (bk3Sg)

280 Also Fabrizio Quattrocchi.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (QTJS/)

The Italian car designer?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 24, 2020 10:30 AM (ol6cB)

281 Good thing we'll shortly be giving Pakistan millions of dollars.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2020 10:30 AM (H5knJ)

282 Oops /Race-baiter

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 10:30 AM (pK7cg)

283 Clara Bow

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (2JVJo)

I'll give you this one...she is definitely a cutie.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:30 AM (xT2tT)

284 No o f course not...he used the family business: Moshe Bothers Moving and Storage
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:28 AM (tsZQ+)


There used to be a Boston-area moving company called "Two Schmucks and A Truck."

Even funnier, if you spoke Yiddish.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (2JVJo)

285 How do you finish them? Grill? Pan? Broiler?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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I'll probably broil them while reducing the braising liquids to make a sauce for finishing.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (UUBmN)

286 I find skunk odor very musky and pleasant, not offensive at all.

Posted by: Simon MacCorkindale at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (RddLI)

287 Possums don't really auger, they just sort of scratch at the dirt.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:02 AM (nakwk)
Well I'm not going to augur the point.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (t+qrx)

Auger? Been there, done that.

Posted by: Zombie John John, spoiled democrat heir at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (R/m4+)

288 The Italian car designer?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob
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Ah, the designer of the Fassombicci.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (pK7cg)

289 And make 2.16 Million Arabs citizens of Israel? No thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (tsZQ+)

I was being facetious. Give them to Jordan (they don't want them either).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (xT2tT)

290 252 Armadilloes > Opossums
Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:24 AM (bCLt0)

Possum on the Halfshell

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 24, 2020 10:32 AM (5QBw6)

291 Posted by: lin-duh at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (UUBmN)

I use the liquid to make an Oakland-style BBQ sauce.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (xT2tT)

292 Fabrizio Quattrocchi:

"Vedete come muore un italiano"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd82urfp

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (QTJS/)

293 There used to be a Boston-area moving company called "Two Schmucks and A Truck."

Even funnier, if you spoke Yiddish.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (2JVJo)

I cannot stop laughing at that.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (ol6cB)

294 "Dead Skunk" is considered "Adult Content" on utube.
Posted by: klaftern at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (RuIsu)


I read somewhere that Wainwright, oddly enough, hates "Dead Skunk" so much that, if it's requested in concert, he refuses to play it unless he's given five hundred dollars.

In cash.

Up front.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (2JVJo)

295 We don't pray to Mary and we don't worship her; we ask her to intercede with her Son for us. Kinda like asking Mom to put in a good word with dad.
Some of her devotees are quite...exuberant...but she's humanity's mom, in a way. She's directing her Son's attention to the petitioner here.

Posted by: Dr. Vivi at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (USW1s)

296 Armadilloes > Opossums
Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:24 AM (bCLt0)

Leprosy plague

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (2DOZq)

297 I was being facetious. Give them to Jordan (they don't want them either).




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (xT2tT)


The current king's father kicked them out for being the assholes they are.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (946rW)

298 Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:29 AM (bCLt0)

Thanks, dear brother. It's always a very busy day, but we had prayer time this morning at about 5:30 so that's good. I am looking forward to our in person service tonight. I think a lot of churches in my area are live streaming. I don't see any signs outside their churches.

I wish the same to you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (WkPC9)

299 There used to be a Boston-area moving company called "Two Schmucks and A Truck."

Even funnier, if you spoke Yiddish.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:31 AM (2JVJo)

hey look at those two assholes on the camel

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (5QBw6)

300 Reading about the Black plague touching victims spread it.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (Cxk7w)

301 I've seen in my yard, possum, skunk, coyotes and last week a fox trotted through.
Posted by: TheQuietMan



*******

Which makes me wonder (since we're exploring the Old Testament), did Noah's Ark have a poop deck?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 10:34 AM (m45I2)

302 Opossums are immune to Rabies, due to their extremely low body temperature. That is what the Intertubes sez, anyway. But - Who Cares!!!

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:34 AM (bCLt0)

303 And for the ettes - Robert Mitchum wants to come over, drink your booze, smoke your weed and drop off a few gifts:

https://tinyurl.com/y7uwat57

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:35 AM (2JVJo)

304 Skunk Works created the sex position called SR 71.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:35 AM (2DOZq)

305 Fabrizio Quattrocchi:

"Vedete come muore un italiano"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd82urfp

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 10:33 AM (QTJS/)

I knew who he was. Died gallantly I believe. Beheaded. "This is how an Italian dies...or something"

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 24, 2020 10:36 AM (ol6cB)

306
Our neighbors' four kids are home for the holiday and good for them! All live in nearby states, which, this being Delaware, means they're technically under orders not to do this very thing. Again, good for them!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:36 AM (pNxlR)

307 Thank you tubal! Same to you. But your area seems to get more tornados that my area. IDK.. I have thought about moving further south.

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 24, 2020 10:36 AM (nxdel)

308 Toaster almost ate my PopTart, popped up and only saw 1, the other fell into the toaster.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 10:36 AM (Cxk7w)

309 I do. I have a bottle of champagne to crack. I'm thinking I might put on some Gilbert and Sullivan in the background and hang out at the HQ. We'll see.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:12 AM (2JVJo)

Look up on YouTube the performance of the Gondoliers by the RAGSPT. Fun 2 1/2 hours, and best performance of the Grand Inquisitor I've seen so far.

Posted by: Capercaillie4901 at December 24, 2020 10:37 AM (qpjZr)

310
We're having the son, DiL, and two gKids over here starting around 3:00. Filet, 'taters and other fixings are on the menu. It should[s/] will be fun.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:38 AM (pNxlR)

311 St. Roch ??

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 10:39 AM (zr5Kq)

312 304 Skunk Works created the sex position called SR 71.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 24, 2020 10:35 AM (2DOZq)

Didn't catch on. It was over way too fast.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:39 AM (nakwk)

313 That reminds me, I should decide which Chinese place to go for take-out.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (t+qrx)
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There's always Burmese.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:39 AM (Dc2NZ)

314 GA State U Pronouns

Among the options were ey, xie, hir, vis, and eirs.

Yoself was also listed as an option alongside yo and yos.

I like the YO!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 24, 2020 10:39 AM (5QBw6)

315 There's a lovely litany to the BVM that is sheer poetry. Mirror of Justice, Seat of Wisdom, Mystical Rose, Morning Star. She earned it, look what her Son put her through! That's why Madonna and Child imagery is so compelling. She's got her adorable little Baby in her arms, and she knows He's going to be crucified. She has a far-away look, or a regretful look, or sometimes an accusatory look.

Posted by: Dr. Vivi at December 24, 2020 10:39 AM (USW1s)

316 Hi Jewells!

{{{Jewells}}}

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:40 AM (nakwk)

317 Our neighbors' four kids are home for the holiday and good for them! All live in nearby states, which, this being Delaware, means they're technically under orders not to do this very thing. Again, good for them!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:36 AM (pNxlR)

There was traffic on 95 yesterday when I was coming home from VA/DC...Waze took me thru Delaware. Was looking for Sundown wandering LOL..It also took me thru Newark DE, what a shit hole

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:40 AM (tsZQ+)

318 313 That reminds me, I should decide which Chinese place to go for take-out.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 24, 2020 10:18 AM (t+qrx)
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There's always Burmese.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:39 AM (Dc2NZ)

Mmm...python.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:40 AM (nakwk)

319 I will have music on, today and tomorrow. I have compiled a Christmas music set on my shamefully bloated itunes music collection.

My favorite Christmas music piece is "Oh Come O Come Emmanuel". It lifts my spirit.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:41 AM (bCLt0)

320 Our neighbors' four kids are home for the holiday and good for them! All live in nearby states, which, this being Delaware, means they're technically under orders not to do this very thing. Again, good for them!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:36 AM (pNxlR)

Yes! My neighbors are putting some of the out of state cars in the garage and the NJ cars in the drive. Why not? We can't let the fascist governors destroy the season.

Posted by: CN at December 24, 2020 10:42 AM (ONvIw)

321 Someone noticed that yeast is available at stores again, finally.




"During 'The Burning Times', yeast became as valuable as .556 cartridges, whiskey and water purification tablets, especially as trade for salt and Slim Jimsİ."

-- Chronicle of The Burning Times, Nichola the Scribe, Samizdat Press (P.A. 87*), P. 42.

*year Post Apocalypse.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 24, 2020 10:43 AM (Qio/u)

322 Guinness Ad. Christmassy?


Https://tinyurl.com/y9dw5r2x

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 24, 2020 10:43 AM (ol6cB)

323
There was traffic on 95 yesterday when I was coming home from VA/DC...Waze took me thru Delaware. Was looking for Sundown wandering LOL..It also took me thru Newark DE, what a shit hole
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Trust me, you would have been very much aware if that putz was wandering around. There would have been DE State Trooper vehicles along his intended route about every half mile or so. It has become a real pain in the ass to avoid him since he lives between our house and our son's and we serve as the taxi service on days the gKids visit.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:43 AM (pNxlR)

324 We will be going to my SIL's house for dinner this evening. There will be four households in attendance, which violates the spirit, if not the actual letter of the fake law our fascist cocksucker governor has decreed from on high.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:43 AM (xT2tT)

325 If I can read nothing more, I at least try to get through the first 100 comments on the art thread. Both for the edification of informed comments and the hilarity of the deleted ones.
____

Oof! Bumped into comment length limit. Moved story to next comment.

If compound comments are going to be somewhat a thing of the past, Wall of Shame here we come!
____
Click the nic

Posted by: mindful webworker
Click for Christmas webworks past
at December 24, 2020 10:43 AM (L6lkG)

326 tubal that might be my favorite as well

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (Cxk7w)

327 320

Yes! My neighbors are putting some of the out of state cars in the garage and the NJ cars in the drive. Why not? We can't let the fascist governors destroy the season.
Posted by: CN at December 24, 2020 10:42 AM (ONvIw)


I am sorry that you have to live under those conditions.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (bCLt0)

328 Sidney Powell (Dec 22) : "I don't think the President is being well represented at all. In fact I think everyone around him is misrepresenting things to him and misleading him and not serving him well...He has the absolute authority under EO of 2018"


While Jenna Ellis seems to be able to take the time out of her busy, Constitutionally perfect day to insist via Tweet AGAIN that Sidney Powell and Lin Wood are "not on the President's legal team".


Trump needs to clean house. Fast.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (3P/5p)

329 There's always Burmese.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:39 AM (Dc2NZ)

Mmm...python.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:40 AM (nakwk)
---

Delivery guy walks up to your door with a big mailing tube tucked under his arm, whistling White Snake.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (Dc2NZ)

330
Jesus was a ginger.

Figures.

Posted by: pawn at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (Cfk8j)

331 I get it now, all green characters are plague-afflicted. Very sad. So , what's cooking ??

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (zr5Kq)

332 I gotta solution for the W.Bank and the Strip.
But nobody seems to like it.

Posted by: Cat Man D-12 at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (CZm2G)

333 {{Insomniac}}!! Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (nxdel)

334
Someone noticed that yeast is available at stores again, finally.


My "store" has it available at all times and at all hours!

-- Sandy Flook

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (pNxlR)

335 The Black Death hit England so hard that it completely reshaped society there. They pulled out of the wars on the Continent, had a peasant revolt, and began phasing out serfdom, and it drastically diminished the power of the Church. In many ways, it made it into a much more modern country, and paved the way for the rise of England as a major European power. It would take other countries much longer to catch on to these reforms.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 24, 2020 10:45 AM (TRWjL)

336 Mary doesn't seem to be paying much attention to Roch's pleas.

Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 10:45 AM (XxJt1)

337 I need to be somewhere else.

Merry Christmas all.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 24, 2020 10:45 AM (m45I2)

338 I am sorry that you have to live under those conditions.
Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (bCLt0)

Thanks. You just never know if the police will start catering to these decrees.

Posted by: CN at December 24, 2020 10:45 AM (ONvIw)

339 Dominion 2020. The real plague.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at December 24, 2020 10:46 AM (+058L)

340 Ain't gonna happen, Jerry.

Jerry Seinfeld
@JerrySeinfeld
Maybe just this once, just for this Festivus 2020, we take pass on the "Airing of Grievances"..

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 24, 2020 10:46 AM (+y/Ru)

341 Merry Christmas Muldoon.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:46 AM (bCLt0)

342 Have a beautiful Christmas, Muldoon.

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 10:46 AM (zr5Kq)

343 332 I gotta solution for the W.Bank and the Strip.
But nobody seems to like it.
Posted by: Cat Man D-12



The Vegas Strip? What they do?

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at December 24, 2020 10:47 AM (OY1Ar)

344 Airing of Grievances"..




is that from the show ? I forgot. George and his Festivus ?

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 10:47 AM (zr5Kq)

345 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks
Dang. That painting speaks to me. Nice!
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 24, 2020 10:47 AM (axyOa)

346 OK, folks, got to go to work. I'll probably be bouncing in and out of threads as time permits, but let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

And here's a fave-rave I link every year: Kellie Pickler, "Santa Baby."

https://tinyurl.com/ych6s66s

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2020 10:47 AM (2JVJo)

347 333 {{Insomniac}}!! Merry Christmas!
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (nxdel)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:48 AM (nakwk)

348 Merry Christmas, Mr. MP4!!

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:48 AM (bCLt0)

349 Hi creeper!

{{{creeper}}}

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:48 AM (nakwk)

350 Have a good Christmas, Muldoon.

Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 10:49 AM (XxJt1)

351 We are having Kosher Lobster for Christmas Eve Family dinner

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:16 AM (tsZQ+)

I'm gonna roast a pigeon.

Posted by: JT at December 24, 2020 10:49 AM (arJlL)

352 While Jenna Ellis seems to be able to take the time out of her busy, Constitutionally perfect day to insist via Tweet AGAIN that Sidney Powell and Lin Wood are "not on the President's legal team".
...
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 24, 2020 10:44 AM (3P/5p)
-----------

The most recent association she's tweeted is a picture of her with Powell and Giuliani.
Jenna make a necessary legal statement because third parties were misrepresenting facts.

Posted by: Cat Man D-12 at December 24, 2020 10:49 AM (CZm2G)

353 Dominion 2020. The real plague.
The original source of all our current plagues is progressivism (more commonly referred to as communism). If we were smart, we'd eradicate that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 10:50 AM (HaL55)

354 For all our Swamp-Dwelling DC Horde Members please be reminded that, per DC's imbecile mayor, Christmas Eve has been proclaimed anew as Anthony Fauci Day in honor of that great American medical sage's 80th birthday.

Citizens of DC are required to stamd at attention for one minute of silence today at 12 noon (EST) to honor the diminutive genius. Failure to do so will result in the stripping of all civil rights and entry into the Big Book of Names for Rectification.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 24, 2020 10:50 AM (Qio/u)

355 @EmeraldRobinson

Congratulations to the GOP for authorizing $10 million for gender programs in Pakistan!

That should really win over skeptical voters in Georgia this week.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 24, 2020 10:50 AM (3P/5p)

356 Merry Christmas Muldoon !

Posted by: JT at December 24, 2020 10:50 AM (arJlL)

357 I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the opossum last night.

Posted by: Archer at December 24, 2020 10:50 AM (gmo/4)

358 {{{Insom}}}

Are you off for the rest of the week or still doing slave duty?

Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 10:50 AM (XxJt1)

359
Jerry Seinfeld
@JerrySeinfeld
Maybe just this once, just for this Festivus 2020, we take pass on the "Airing of Grievances"..
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


How about you STFD and STFU, Jerry?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:50 AM (pNxlR)

360 I may shower today..

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 24, 2020 10:51 AM (ol6cB)

361 try #2

Not Catholic, myself, so Mary and the Saints are all just folks to me. That said...

We have a statue of St Francis on our front porch, inherited from Milady's late, sainted mother. Francis of the birds, bunnies, lepers, and famous prayer.

Sometimes as it gets dark, if one or more of the cats isn't in yet, I'll touch St Francis's bowl and ask that the cats be safe. More frequently than not, hardly have I put in my request than the cat will be right there at my feet.

Wish I could get swift service like that in other matters. Thinking we need a statue of St Jude, or St Dymphna.

Posted by: mindful webworker
Click for Christmas webworks past
at December 24, 2020 10:51 AM (L6lkG)

362 Mmm...python.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:40 AM (nakwk)


Something completely different

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2020 10:51 AM (6ooku)

363 Merry Christmas and a doff of the old chapeau to you, Muldoon.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 10:51 AM (HaL55)

364 Dominion 2020. The real plague.
Posted by: ErikInTexas at December 24, 2020 10:46 AM

Hear! Hear!

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 10:52 AM (Cxk7w)

365 there are some aspects of the Brave browser that
are counter productive.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 24, 2020 10:52 AM (CZm2G)

366 I may shower today..
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

Heidi's prayers have been answered !

Merry Christmas Cannibal !

Heidi too !

Posted by: JT at December 24, 2020 10:52 AM (arJlL)

367 Probably too late but Merry Christmas, MP4.

Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 10:52 AM (XxJt1)

368 354 For all our Swamp-Dwelling DC Horde Members please be reminded that, per DC's imbecile mayor, Christmas Eve has been proclaimed anew as Anthony Fauci Day in honor of that great American medical sage's 80th birthday.

Citizens of DC are required to stamd at attention for one minute of silence today at 12 noon (EST) to honor the diminutive genius. Failure to do so will result in the stripping of all civil rights and entry into the Big Book of Names for Rectification.
Posted by: Sharkman



Well, good thing I'm across the river in Arlington.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at December 24, 2020 10:52 AM (OY1Ar)

369 266 trade your possum for my skunk.
Posted by: BluesFish at December 24, 2020 10:03 AM (WQZ1O)

I've seen in my yard, possum, skunk, coyotes and last week a fox trotted through.
Posted by: TheQuietMan
----
Same critters in my yard, plus a turkey last summer. Which is crazy considering I live in suburban Ocean County NJ.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 24, 2020 10:53 AM (WQZ1O)

370 Dominion 2020. The real plague.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at December 24, 2020 10:46 AM (+058L)

Dominion shill in 3...2...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2020 10:53 AM (6ooku)

371 358 {{{Insom}}}

Are you off for the rest of the week or still doing slave duty?
Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 10:50 AM (XxJt1)

Slave duty today. I'm taking tomorrow off completely.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:53 AM (nakwk)

372
From the sidebar regarding the NYC mayoral race -- is Bill DeBlahBalh prevented from running again?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:54 AM (pNxlR)

373 357 I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the opossum last night.
Posted by: Archer



Uh, that was Beto in his natural habitat.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at December 24, 2020 10:54 AM (OY1Ar)

374 Heidi's prayers have been answered !

Merry Christmas Cannibal !

Heidi too !

Posted by: JT at December 24, 2020 10:52 AM (arJlL)

LOL! She'll get a card "I showered. Merry Christmas."

Merry Christmas from us both JT!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 24, 2020 10:54 AM (ol6cB)

375 Thinking we need a statue of St Jude, or St Dymphna.
Posted by: mindful webworker

St, Joseph FTW !

Posted by: JT at December 24, 2020 10:54 AM (arJlL)

376 Now we can buy designer masks.

Posted by: Pokeestani Trannies at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (W4eKo)

377 From the sidebar regarding the NYC mayoral race -- is Bill DeBlahBalh prevented from running again?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:54 AM (pNxlR)

Yes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (tsZQ+)

378 Covid-19 is just the newest sect of the Leftist religion

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (Cxk7w)

379 Same critters in my yard, plus a turkey last summer. Which is crazy considering I live in suburban Ocean County NJ.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 24, 2020 10:53 AM (WQZ1O)


I'm in a very residential area too. No forest preserves or really wooded areas around. Not sure where they are coming from this year.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (6ooku)

380 is Bill DeBlahBalh prevented from running again?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:54 AM (pNxlR)

Yes. Two term limit, that Bloomberg circumvented with a one-time city council vote.

Andrew Yang is a Democrat hack. He has much less management experience than the media wants us to believe. He will be almost as bad as de Blasio.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (xT2tT)

381 Andrew Yang running for mayor of NYC?

Wow, so the choice will be Left or Lefter?

Posted by: blaster at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (ZfRYq)

382 Same critters in my yard, plus a turkey last summer. Which is crazy considering I live in suburban Ocean County NJ.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 24, 2020 10:53 AM (WQZ1O)


Thats where my brother is. He sees it all.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (9Om/r)

383 Maybe Sundown can name decommie our rep to the this commie Pope in the Vatican?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (tsZQ+)

384 OK all. Ho Ho Ho and FA LA LA!

Many blessings, and much merriment if I don't' see you....

Luego.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 24, 2020 10:56 AM (ol6cB)

385 Now we can buy designer masks.


Posted by: Pokeestani Trannies at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (W4eKo)

I am amazed at how fast many wyimmins accepted masks as fashion accessories.


Posted by: Archer at December 24, 2020 10:56 AM (gmo/4)

386
On our wildlife front, we have white-tailed deer, foxes, a skunk now and then, hordes of squirrels, owls and hawks.

A hawk flew right in front of me last week with a twitching squirrel in its talons as I was walking the dog. I gave it a thumbs up salute.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 10:57 AM (pNxlR)

387 Maybe Sundown can name decommie our rep to the this commie Pope in the Vatican?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (tsZQ+)

Well, his work destroying NYC is almost complete, so he can move on to a new assignment.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:57 AM (xT2tT)

388 Slave duty today. I'm taking tomorrow off completely.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:53 AM (nakwk)





What? They're giving you Christmas off? How thoughtful.

Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 10:57 AM (XxJt1)

389 None of my Christmas mailings will arrive at their destinations by Christmas, despite paying top dollar a week ago to ship them.
The USPS is Scrooge this year. Funny, they had plenty of time and personnel to assist in stealing the election.

Posted by: Brett at December 24, 2020 10:57 AM (qEhh1)

390 Andrew Yang running for mayor of NYC?



Wow, so the choice will be Left or Lefter?





Posted by: blaster at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (ZfRYq)

I thought he was moving to Georgia to vote? Although for Democrats why bother? Rotten Republican candidates, Ratshitberger and Dominion will take care of those elections.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 24, 2020 10:58 AM (6ooku)

391 Evacuation orders were in effect at Camp Pendleton in California early Thursday as a wildfire in the area dubbed the Creek Fire grew to cover some 300 acres, according to a report.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 10:58 AM (tsZQ+)

392 Jenna make a necessary legal statement because third parties were misrepresenting facts.





Posted by: Cat Man D-12

What facts exactly were misrepresented? Do you have some particular knowledge? Because two very smart, very successful people have walked out of meetings with Trump recently and said that he is surrounded by snakes.

You make my point for me. Jenna will allow America to invaded by Communists while insuring that we are all wearing our seatbelts and obeying all traffic signals. At least we checked all the legal boxes.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 24, 2020 10:58 AM (3P/5p)

393 @340
Washington crossed the Delaware on Christmas to kill Hessian's.

What's good enough for Washington is good enough for me.

Or alternatively...

Bang a Gong, let's get it on, Washington style.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 24, 2020 10:58 AM (XV8qW)

394 Off to pick up a few last-minute items at the corner grocery. Curious to see how manic the other shoppers will be.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 24, 2020 10:58 AM (Dc2NZ)

395 Mary Poppins - Gilbert Sullivan? OMG I love you. Old drama club musical geek here. Have a nice evening. I believe I'll be hanging around tonight too since I'm stuck with scrooge for the evening.
We are having lazy man lobster casserole for dinner however with boiled potatoes. That is the highlight of my evening.

Posted by: Jaimo at December 24, 2020 10:58 AM (/Kt3K)

396 What? They're giving you Christmas off? How thoughtful.
Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 10:57 AM (XxJt1)

Isn't it, though?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:58 AM (nakwk)

397 We have critters galore. Even bear and panthers. Just waiting for the eco-dolts to start whining about reintroducing timber wolves.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 10:59 AM (bCLt0)

398 I am amazed at how fast many wyimmins accepted masks as fashion accessories.




Posted by: Archer at December 24, 2020 10:56 AM (gmo/4)

Faster than putting on makeup.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2020 10:59 AM (9Om/r)

399 i hate when this happens, accidental posting on old threads...

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 10:59 AM (zr5Kq)

400 I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus

So I shot him.

Posted by: 1, 2, 3, I shot Mr. Lee! at December 24, 2020 10:59 AM (FPsox)

401 I am amazed at how fast many wyimmins accepted masks as fashion accessories.

Rule followers will go right over the cliff with their seatbelts buckled and their turn signal blinking.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 24, 2020 10:59 AM (3P/5p)

402
And Mary is not just "another woman" as is clear from the Bible; She's highly favored and is visited by an angel.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2020 10:26 AM (WkPC9)

Protestants would argue that the Bible says all believers have access to God's throne room through Christ, who is the only mediator between God and man and that we see no scriptural precedent for praying to people who have passed on.

Anyway, still love all my brothers and sisters in Christ, and even you heathens.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 10:59 AM (2ccsC)

403 396 What? They're giving you Christmas off? How thoughtful.
Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 10:57 AM (XxJt1)

Isn't it, though?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2020 10:58 AM (nakwk)

Do you have to sneak coal for the fireplace in the office?

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 11:00 AM (bCLt0)

404 "Fear not Mary, for thou hast found favor with God."

"John 19:25-27"

"Luke 1:28"

Mary wasn't just any ordinary woman. She was visited by the angel Gabriel at the direction of God himself. Munificentissimus deus by Pope Prius XII also aptly lays out the assumption.

It's also a gross misunderstanding that CATHOLICS worship Mary.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 24, 2020 11:00 AM (FGbUr)

405 395 We are having lazy man lobster casserole for dinner however with boiled potatoes. That is the highlight of my evening.
Posted by: Jaimo at December 24, 2020 10:58 AM (/Kt3K)

This sounds great.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2020 11:00 AM (QTJS/)

406 Yesterday I said it was Rudy who prosecuted Jared's dad...it was actually that fat bastard christy.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 24, 2020 11:00 AM (tsZQ+)

407 i'll just have to leave Dean Martin on the other thread

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:00 AM (zr5Kq)

408 Probably be wiped out by a nood but Paki court orders freeing of Daniel Pearl's killer.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2020 11:00 AM (ab0zp)

409 Oh, I love my Jewish peeps too, I forgot to mention y'all. Merry Christmas to you as well.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:00 AM (2ccsC)

410 Jesus was a ginger.

Figures.

Posted by: pawn




Except that instead of stealing souls from unwilling victims, He collects only those offered freely to Him.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 24, 2020 11:00 AM (Qio/u)

411 Radio talking the other day, from experience, about what a - - - job being an associate in a law firm was.
Sunup past sundown was where he started.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 24, 2020 11:01 AM (CZm2G)

412 Killing was in 2002.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2020 11:01 AM (ab0zp)

413 Merry Christmas, Miss chique.

Posted by: tubal at December 24, 2020 11:02 AM (bCLt0)

414 NOOD


And cracking myself up

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2020 11:02 AM (Cxk7w)

415 I am amazed at how fast many wyimmins accepted masks as fashion accessories.

-
I saw an ad for a pullover with a built in mask.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 24, 2020 11:02 AM (+y/Ru)

416
Yo! 'rilla, but no 'rilla

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 24, 2020 11:02 AM (pNxlR)

417 Andrew Yang is a Democrat hack. He has much less management experience than the media wants us to believe. He will be almost as bad as de Blasio.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2020 10:55 AM (xT2tT)

He seems particularly feckless and will blow anywhere with the wind.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 11:02 AM (2ccsC)

418 The Memorare
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Thanks. Managed to keep my voice steady long enough to read that aloud to Milady. This raised-Protestant boy and his raised-Catholic wife both got kinda lachrymal.

Posted by: mindful webworker
Ghost of Christmas Webworks Past
at December 24, 2020 11:03 AM (L6lkG)

419 Nood. mini-rant

Posted by: President-elect Iris at December 24, 2020 11:03 AM (0MnEQ)

420 Oh, I love my Jewish peeps too, I forgot to mention y'all. Merry Christmas to you as well.



==

though Jews have no access to Gd's throne room. sad. though there is always chinese food.

Posted by: runner at December 24, 2020 11:03 AM (zr5Kq)

421 "The most recent association she's tweeted is a picture of her with Powell and Giuliani.
Jenna make a necessary legal statement because third parties were misrepresenting facts." Posted by: Cat Man D-12

right ... idk legalities, but Powell is a different set of cases. It does seem Trump could use a special counsel that would override the obstruction from the FBI/CIA and other entrenched powers that be. I've heard that Rudy (or his team?) cannot be that person, since he is Trump's personal lawyer.


But Trump's WH bureaucrat lawyers just want to further their career and have (allegedly) been telling Trump's people to "get Trump to stand down". Surely Trump can find replacements that are patriotic enough to not let election theft happen in broad daylight.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 24, 2020 11:04 AM (Cus5s)

422 Well, good thing I'm across the river in Arlington.

Posted by: Puddleglum



Far enough away to be safe but close enough to spot for air strikes and artillery salvos.

Nice.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 24, 2020 11:04 AM (Qio/u)

423 Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 24, 2020 10:59 AM (2ccsC)

Not here to get into theological debates I was just trying to explain what the concept of the intercession of Saints involves. I think I understand both the Protestant and the RC view, and I think I try to avoid the debates and ask that both "camps" look to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.

Merry Christmas

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2020 11:05 AM (WkPC9)

424 Wallowed again, I see. Chimp'sup.

Someone probably already nooded... but did they link?

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=391785

Posted by: mindful webworker
Ghost of Christmas Webworks Past
at December 24, 2020 11:05 AM (L6lkG)

425 Merry Christmas, everyone!
Wish I wasn't on the outside looking in thinking, "I wonder what that's like?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BlockadeDC at December 24, 2020 11:07 AM (HaL55)

426 Merry Christmas to you, chique. We heathens appreciate the good wishes. I hope your Christmas is as good as it can be.

Posted by: creeper at December 24, 2020 11:07 AM (XxJt1)

427 m - I don't get to my favorite restaurant down by the shoreline in Westbrook for the lazy man lobster at Lenny Joe's as much as I'd like, so occasionally I need an infusion of it.

Posted by: Jaimo at December 24, 2020 11:15 AM (/Kt3K)

428 .

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 24, 2020 11:31 AM (AiZBA)

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Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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