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Cleopatra
Artemisia Gentileschi

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 st!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (FAGAJ)

3 yuk

Posted by: HRC worthless bitch at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (BRHaw)

4 Beefy!

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (iY8R7)

5 Yikes

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (U2p+3)

6 That's a MAN baby!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

7 You're fast, Sponge...fast.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (FAGAJ)

8 Hefty!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (hOUT3)

9 Roman generals loved big butts.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (0aVwl)

10 CBD goes bold.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

11 LOL. Yeah we definitely have a theme this week.

Posted by: Tuna at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (gLRfa)

12 CBD is on a booby roll it looks

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (eehrA)

13 dats a corn fed ho

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (BRHaw)

14 Cleopatra was dark black, racist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (LvTSG)

15 When your nips resemble Marty Feldman's eyes.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

16 It's a pretty ugly rendition.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (eYoxG)

17 Welp, we all know what this week's theme is!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (mqu1M)

18 I thought Miss Cleo wasn't white?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (9J956)

19 Cleopatra's been hitting the carbs kinda hard, no?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (FAGAJ)

20 She has a rather mannish face.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM (U2p+3)

21 Cleopatra could stand to loose a few

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2023 09:32 AM (eehrA)

22 That's a dude's face.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 09:32 AM (UuD2k)

23 Great. Now the art store is sold out of flesh-color paint.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:32 AM (MvF+J)

24 he liked this subject

https://tinyurl.com/yc3ds2ed

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 22, 2023 09:32 AM (BRHaw)

25 You're fast, Sponge...fast.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (FAGAJ)



It's been awhile, so I had to reassert my dominance.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

26 4 Beefy!
Posted by: Doof

8
Yo Doof!
I must say I am a bit concerned that we seem to be thinking along the same lines...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 22, 2023 09:32 AM (hOUT3)

27 he liked this subject

https://tinyurl.com/yc3ds2ed
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 22, 2023 09:32 AM (BRHaw)



That, at least, resembles a woman. Not this prepubescent fatboy.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:33 AM (Zz0t1)

28 Welp, we all know what this week's theme is!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM


It's 'howdy, booby!' time!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 09:33 AM (FAGAJ)

29 Cleopatra needs to go on Weight Watchers diet.

Posted by: dantesed at March 22, 2023 09:33 AM (88xKn)

30 She's fat.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2023 09:33 AM (NpAcC)

31 Alternate title:

"it's Not Butter. It's Cleopatra!"

Posted by: naturalfake at March 22, 2023 09:33 AM (L1tQx)

32 MOOBS!

and the head looks out of scale to the rest of the beast

blech
no hang

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 09:33 AM (geLO8)

33 It puts the lotion on it's skin

Posted by: Buffalo Bill at March 22, 2023 09:33 AM (og5mY)

34 I thought Cleo was black.

Posted by: Ziba at March 22, 2023 09:33 AM (4h9M3)

35 That’s a big woman, and not in a good way.

I’d prefer the Liz Taylor version.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (ffbyg)

36 24 he liked this subject

https://tinyurl.com/yc3ds2ed
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 22, 2023 09:32 AM (BRHaw)

Gentileschi was a chick. She's very big with the modern feminists.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (OyyDO)

37 Thic Cleo is not doing it for me.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (yQpMk)

38 Yikes!!!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (wagHN)

39 dats a corn fed ho
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 22, 2023 09:31 AM


Roomy.

Posted by: H. Lecter at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (FAGAJ)

40 Historical note: Only depictions of Cleopatra from the time she was alive that survived to present time are just a handful of coins with very little detail. We have very little information on what she looked like.

And they still haven't found her tomb.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (UuD2k)

41 That looks like Sam Bankman Fraud with his moobs.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (YXHzG)

42 Not a very revealing asp shot.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (Vwz3I)

43 That's a man!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (yQpMk)

44 The 'ettes are getting screwed!

Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (NpAcC)

45 I believe Cleopatra was Macedonian. I could be wrong though.

Posted by: dantesed at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (88xKn)

46 Cleopatra contemplates the upcoming bill from the roofing company.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (MvF+J)

47 34 I thought Cleo was black.

Posted by: Ziba at March 22, 2023 09:33 AM (4h9M3)

========

There is apparently a contemporary image of one of Cleopatra's sisters that makes her look dark brown, which is apparently the entire source of why Cleopatra should be black.

Never mind her actual family history.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (LvTSG)

48 Trigglypuff: The Early Years

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (geLO8)

49 Chonky!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (4I/2K)

50 Gentileschi was a chick. She's very big with the modern feminists.
Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 09:34 AM (OyyDO)

hey I like this one

https://tinyurl.com/2mpmdwas

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (BRHaw)

51 Do not take Artemisia if you are allergic to Artemisia.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (UuD2k)

52
There is apparently a contemporary image of one of Cleopatra's sisters that makes her look dark brown, which is apparently the entire source of why Cleopatra should be black.

Never mind her actual family history.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (LvTSG)



Oh, and I bet you think Jesus was white, too......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

53 Trans Sam Kinison.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (MvF+J)

54 They make the world go 'round

Posted by: queen at March 22, 2023 09:36 AM (og5mY)

55 This is really ugly.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2023 09:36 AM (NpAcC)

56 Cleopatra might have had one native Egyptian grandmother, based on what records we have.

Otherwise, Macedonian.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 09:36 AM (yQpMk)

57
hey I like this one

https://tinyurl.com/2mpmdwas
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (BRHaw)



Still exudes manface.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

58 Cleopatra struggles to pinch a giant loaf.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:36 AM (MvF+J)

59 56 Cleopatra might have had one native Egyptian grandmother, based on what records we have.

Otherwise, Macedonian.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 09:36 AM (yQpMk)

=======

One drop rule. She's all black. She makes Djimon Hounsou look like Wonder Bread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:37 AM (LvTSG)

60 I'll need a condom and a bag of flour

Posted by: I'm goin in at March 22, 2023 09:37 AM (og5mY)

61 I see bush!

Posted by: Booger at March 22, 2023 09:37 AM (4I/2K)

62 She's going to get a crick in that neck.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2023 09:37 AM (NpAcC)

63 Cleopatra struggles to pinch a giant loaf.
Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:36 AM (MvF+J)



Giant, in this reference, seems redundant.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:37 AM (Zz0t1)

64 Elbow pointiness: 1.5 out of 10.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:37 AM (MvF+J)

65 Looks like she's giving the "aw shucks" pose.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

66 Caption:

Cleopatra: End my sorrow with your sting, good asp!

The Asp:

Lady, I've already bitten you 23 times. No way my venom can get through all that insulation.

Now, let me go. Your B.O. is killin' me.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 22, 2023 09:38 AM (L1tQx)

67 She's no Liz Taylor !

Posted by: JT at March 22, 2023 09:38 AM (T4tVD)

68 63 Merely dundant.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:38 AM (MvF+J)

69 Cleofatria.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko solutions at March 22, 2023 09:38 AM (Ts73h)

70 Is she an asp-iring rapper?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 09:38 AM (ffbyg)

71 45 I believe Cleopatra was Macedonian. I could be wrong though.
Posted by: dantesed at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (88xKn)

She was from the Ptolemaic dynasty which was Macedonian Greek. They were also very enthusiastic about incest, so Cleo was likely a bit tarded.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 09:38 AM (UuD2k)

72 71 She was from the Ptolemaic dynasty which was Macedonian Greek. They were also very enthusiastic about incest, so Cleo was likely a bit tarded.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 09:38 AM (UuD2k)

========

"That's why she didn't really love me!"
-Caesar

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:39 AM (LvTSG)

73 I banged that, I did, but who didn't, Vorenus?
LOL

Posted by: zombie titus pullo at March 22, 2023 09:39 AM (Vwz3I)

74 Cleopatra calls the cops on the loud upstairs neighbors for the FOURTH time!

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:39 AM (MvF+J)

75 Squishy

Posted by: Marc Anthony at March 22, 2023 09:39 AM (4I/2K)

76 Cleopatra committed suicide by holding a beast to her ass.

h/t B. Kliban

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 22, 2023 09:39 AM (2hlEI)

77 42 Not a very revealing asp shot.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I)


Looks like Cleo had a pretty small asp!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 22, 2023 09:39 AM (hOUT3)

78 figures Sponge would be first in line for this

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 09:40 AM (us2H3)

79 At least the hair color is natural. A tad zaftig, but she floated two Roman leader's boats. A skilled painting of a well-fed European woman. Cleopatra had Greek heritage.

Having a family tree with no branches is a terrible thing. And the fate of her kid is a cautionary tale of monarchical succession.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at March 22, 2023 09:40 AM (u82oZ)

80 Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque artist who may have been influenced by Caravaggio. She was trained by her father who was a decent artist in his own right. She had a pretty tough life. Her art tends to be about powerful women and female revenge against male oppressors.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 09:40 AM (OyyDO)

81 She had to take adderall.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 09:41 AM (ffbyg)

82 I'm disappointed this "before" pic wasn't paired with the "after" version.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at March 22, 2023 09:41 AM (fs1hN)

83 figures Sponge would be first in line for this
Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 09:40 AM (us2H3)



What are you trying to say?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:41 AM (Zz0t1)

84 Cleo's the first woman with a build resembling the FDA's famous 'Food Pyramid' we know, love and remember from our days in grade school ...

Posted by: Dr_No at March 22, 2023 09:41 AM (mu5GU)

85 Painting: gp's body after 21 years of 24/7 sedentary AoSHQ commentary.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:41 AM (MvF+J)

86 Macedonian Greek...

... spelled Massedonian 'cuz that's a whole lotta' Rosie.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 22, 2023 09:41 AM (Q4IgG)

87 where to begin ?

Posted by: cock at March 22, 2023 09:42 AM (us2H3)

88 Lena Dunham IS Cleopatra in Uwe Boll's new hit "Healthy At Any Size in Ancient Egypt"

Posted by: Coming soon to a theater near you at March 22, 2023 09:42 AM (lc5cP)

89 ... spelled Massedonian 'cuz that's a whole lotta' Rosie.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 22, 2023 09:41 AM (Q4IgG)



42 - 39 - 56.

You could say Cleo's got it all.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:42 AM (Zz0t1)

90 Having a family tree with no branches is a terrible thing. And the fate of her kid is a cautionary tale of monarchical succession.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


Having a family tree with no branches is a stick.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 09:42 AM (9J956)

91 Boob week here are AoS

Posted by: Chicago Vota at March 22, 2023 09:42 AM (mbH6j)

92 They must have had to do some Egyptian liposuction in order for her to fit in her casket.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2023 09:43 AM (NpAcC)

93 90
Having a family tree with no branches is a stick.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 09:42 AM (9J956)

========

The better to beat the children with.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:43 AM (LvTSG)

94 There may be those who may complain about a boob theme, but not me. I love this week.

Todays artist was nearly a Rubens contemporary, so (absent actual knowledge!) I assume these themes were also popular in sixteenth century Europe.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 22, 2023 09:43 AM (0aVwl)

95 Looks like Cleo had a pretty small asp!
-------------
They all are until you marry them.


[sock left on apurpose]

Posted by: zombie titus pullo at March 22, 2023 09:43 AM (Vwz3I)

96 She ain't no Liz Taylor!

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 22, 2023 09:43 AM (ufFY8)

97 Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque artist who may have been influenced by Caravaggio. She was trained by her father who was a decent artist in his own right. She had a pretty tough life. Her art tends to be about powerful women and female revenge against male oppressors.
Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 09:40 AM (OyyDO)

Paint me like one of your Macedonian girls!

Posted by: Jael at March 22, 2023 09:43 AM (4I/2K)

98 She was from the Ptolemaic dynasty which was Macedonian Greek. They were also very enthusiastic about incest, so Cleo was likely a bit tarded.

She was supposedly charming in person, and looking at her success in diplomacy I would guess she was intelligent overall.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 09:43 AM (lc5cP)

99 Post-op trannies are nasty...

Posted by: Hypnogogic Jerk at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (x6SYe)

100 Very unusual for a woman to be accepted as an accomplished artist in that time but she deserves it. Her paintings are vivid depictions of dramatic scenes that would connect with an audience. Not as obvious in this painting but she effectively uses light, especially indoor lighting, to bring out the skin tones and clothing sheen of her models. I'm sure there will be plenty of comments about her plump models but they reflect the fashion of the time.

Just a guess, but based on her self-portraits, I think she used herself for many of her paintings.

Posted by: JTB at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (7EjX1)

101 Your mama so fat, she get writer's cramp puttin' on lipstick

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (geLO8)

102 91 Boob week here are AoS

Boob week>>>>>>Pride month

Posted by: Doyle Hargrave at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (og5mY)

103 Having a family tree with no branches is a stick.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 09:42 AM (9J956)
------
Yeah, well, don't try it at home.

Posted by: Carlos II at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (2hlEI)

104 What was Mark Anthony thinking?

Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (NpAcC)

105 Cleo 5 to 24

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (us2H3)

106 Your mama so fat, when she sits around the palace, she sits AROUND the palace

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (geLO8)

107 Boob week here are AoS
------------
That's every week at the HQ!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (Vwz3I)

108 104 What was Mark Anthony thinking?
Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (NpAcC)

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He was thinking of her...huge...tracts of land.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (LvTSG)

109 42 - 39 - 56.

You could say Cleo's got it all.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:42 AM (Zz0t1)

What a winning hand!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (4I/2K)

110
Venom In Cairo, Do As The Egyptians Do - a limerick

She thought she was dying and spoke with a rasp
Her hands in anguish to her breast she did clasp
How much more can one girl take?
She's bumped off another snake
It turns out Cleopatra's a real pain in the asp!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (ykeLU)

111 >What was Mark Anthony thinking?

Posted by: redridinghood

maybe he was a chubby-chaser

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (geLO8)

112 Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque artist who may have been influenced by Caravaggio.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 09:40 AM (OyyDO)

Yup! I love her technical skills. The lady could paint!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (XIJ/X)

113 Cleopatra has dude face.

Posted by: Cybernetic at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (xawZJ)

114 FUPA

Posted by: Doyle Hargrave at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (og5mY)

115 redridinghood

She was younger then, and motivated to please.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at March 22, 2023 09:46 AM (u82oZ)

116 112 Yup! I love her technical skills. The lady could paint!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (XIJ/X)

======

But could she dance and sing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:46 AM (LvTSG)

117
Boob week>>>>>>Pride month
Posted by: Doyle Hargrave at March 22, 2023 09:44 AM (og5mY)



You really can't put enough >'s in there.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:46 AM (Zz0t1)

118 TrueFact: Among ancient queens, due to her superior displacement, Cleopatra needed the least amount of milk to fill a unit-sized milk bath. This allowed a greater ration of milk for her subjects.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:46 AM (MvF+J)

119 That's every week at the HQ!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (Vwz3I)

That's not fair. Some of the commenters are quite intelligent!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 09:46 AM (XIJ/X)

120 Your mama so fat, when she gets the menu at a restaurant, she says 'yes please'

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 09:46 AM (geLO8)

121
======

But could she dance and sing?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:46 AM (LvTSG)



Can she do the innuendo?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:46 AM (Zz0t1)

122 Cleopatra has dude face.
Posted by: Cybernetic


It's Mrs. Mann!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (9J956)

123 The artist was raped as a young woman and later specialized in paintings of figures like Salome or Judith holding mens heads. Totally not connected facts.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (0aVwl)

124 119 That's every week at the HQ!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (Vwz3I)

That's not fair. Some of the commenters are quite intelligent!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 09:46 AM (XIJ/X)

========

There's whig, and then there's...

Well, we have whig.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (LvTSG)

125 I thought that Miss Cleo was black.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (uLr+K)

126 Not only was marrying siblings a thing in Egyptian royalty which the Macedonians adopted, it was also a big thing for the Zoroastrians in Persia.

Which, interestingly, tells you how much of a problem succession was - marrying close relatives means there are fewer people in line to inherit - so considering the relative success of the Ptolemies and the Persians this made up for the genetic risks of close family marriage.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (lc5cP)

127 Technical skills....why us it always technical skills... art has to go beyond technical skills, no?

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (IetnX)

128 42 - 39 - 56.

You could say Cleo's got it all.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

No skinny leans for HER !

Posted by: JT at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (T4tVD)

129 Cleo so fat, all you can eat buffets lock their doors when she's in town.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (Zz0t1)

130 *is it always...

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (IetnX)

131 She will do.

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 22, 2023 09:48 AM (OgB1i)

132 Paint me like one of your Macedonian girls!
---------------
I'm Pharaoh of the world!!!

Posted by: jack dawson at March 22, 2023 09:48 AM (Vwz3I)

133 Your mama so fat, she sweats gravy

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 09:48 AM (geLO8)

134 "Cleopatra? Uh . . . I've suddenly been called back to Rome. See ya."

Posted by: Julius Caesar and Marc Antony at March 22, 2023 09:48 AM (J2vNu)

135 Nekkid fat broad meet nekkid lardass on ottoman.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 22, 2023 09:48 AM (pohLc)

136 Underneath Cleopatra, Mark Antony remarks "Mmmmmfff! Ooofffffff! Mff!"

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (MvF+J)

137 Yup! I love her technical skills. The lady could paint!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 09:45 AM (XIJ/X)

This is arguably her best. She's at the top of her game here.

https://tinyurl.com/yc4c5uyp

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

138 She's got man hands.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (NpAcC)

139 he liked this subject

It may not be stylish but you gotta admit that it's a style.

Posted by: Oddbob at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (nfrXX)

140 "That's not fair. Some of the commenters are quite intelligent! "

Objection!!

Stating a fact without evidence.

(Or whatever that legal wording is)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (uLr+K)

141 There's whig, and then there's...

Well, we have whig.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at Marc


Lol

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (IetnX)

142 Your mama so fat, she sweats gravy
Posted by: DB


Your mama so fat, the back of her neck looks like a package of hot dogs.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (9J956)

143 I thought Miss Cleo wasn't white?
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023


***
She was the descendant of one of Alexander the Great's generals -- Macedonian Greek.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (J2vNu)

144 Your mama so fat, her butt got its own zipcode

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (geLO8)

145 Mark Anthony obviously introduced her to pasta.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (KSNKu)

146 at this point , Cleo was a 3 rugger

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 09:50 AM (us2H3)

147 That's not fair. Some of the commenters are quite intelligent!
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Name both of them!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 09:50 AM (Vwz3I)

148 I believe Cleopatra was Macedonian. I could be wrong though.
Posted by: dantesed at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (88xKn)
++++
You're thinking of content farmers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 09:50 AM (t0OGg)

149 Mark Anthony obviously introduced her to pasta.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat


Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 09:50 AM (9J956)

150 I can't see the ottoman.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 22, 2023 09:51 AM (44ww/)

151 The use of light here is pretty incredible. The body type is larger than what we would find as ideal n our age, but even a thin person would get a roll up there by the position.

When did we start shaving arm pits for beauty? Glad that one stuck for the most part.

Posted by: Piper at March 22, 2023 09:51 AM (ZdaMQ)

152 Herpetologists still debate over how only one asp was able to deliver a fatal dose of venom to such a large woman. One popular theory holds that asp venom was more potent back then.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:51 AM (MvF+J)

153 Historical note: Only depictions of Cleopatra from the time she was alive that survived to present time are just a handful of coins with very little detail. We have very little information on what she looked like.

And they still haven't found her tomb.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 0


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I've seen pics of those coins, and the portraits -- which were supposed to be *flattering*, mind you -- make her look like Barbra Streisand. Hardly the Liz Taylor look.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 09:51 AM (J2vNu)

154 Your mama so fat, her rolls make they own cheese

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 09:51 AM (geLO8)

155 "I can't see the ottoman."

It's under there...

Trust me.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 09:51 AM (uLr+K)

156 She reminds of that 40s-50s actress Hope Emerson.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (ffbyg)

157 Paint me like one of your Macedonian girls!

The Greeks didn't really consider the Macedonians to be greeks, at least until Phillip basically conquered them.

Genetically it isn't clear how Greek they were, Alexander was famously blond-ish (probably).

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (lc5cP)

158 North Carolina's Supreme Court Poised to Hand Power to Republicans The decision to rehear a case on gerrymandering—that it just decided last year—is a canary-in-the-coal mine signal of just how emboldened judges now feel about blatantly politicizing their judicial decisions.

In February 2022, the court struck down Republican-drawn maps as violations of the North Carolina Constitution. The GOP plan violated the North Carolina Constitution’s equal protection, free speech, and freedom of assembly clauses by giving 10 of the 14 House of Representative seats to Republicans, even though voters divide about 50-50 Democrat versus Republican in the state overall.

...last year’s state elections changed the court’s political majority from Democrat to Republican. The political affiliation of judges is not a legal basis for overturning cases, but as the dissent in Dobbs noted “No recent developments, in either law or fact, have eroded or cast doubt on these precedents. Nothing, in short, has changed… The Court reverses course today for one reason only: because the composition of this Court has changed.”

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (JCZqz)

159 123 The artist was raped as a young woman and later specialized in paintings of figures like Salome or Judith holding mens heads. Totally not connected facts.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (0aVwl)

Yeah. She was raped by one of her art teachers who then tried to steal her work. When he couldn't do that, he tried to ruin her career and reputation. She won, eventually, but remained understandably bitter towards men. It shows in her art.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (OyyDO)

160 Objection!!

Stating a fact without evidence.

(Or whatever that legal wording is)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (uLr+K)
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Assertion unsupported by evidence, I think.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (2hlEI)

161 Cleo: I wish my breasts were bigger.

Marc Anthony: Try rubbing them with toilet paper.

Cleo: ???

Marc Anthony: Well, it sure worked for your ass, didn't it.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (4I/2K)

162 Dick van Dyke, 97, injured in single car accident in the rain.

Honestly, I didn't know he was still alive, much less still driving his own car.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (yQpMk)

163 Cleo will probably wash ashore in Jersey next week

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (us2H3)

164 Speaking of the rise of Macedon, an ancestor of Alexander, also named Alexander, played both sides perfectly in the Persian invasion of Greece setting the stage for Macedon's rise - he pledged loyalty to the Persians and got them to eliminate Macedon's enemies.

Then he went to the Greeks and gave them the Persian's battle plans earning their friendship.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (lc5cP)

165
She's a Ptolemy's Karnak Fried Sheep Brains to Go 3.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (L1tQx)

166 art has to go beyond technical skills, no?

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 09:47 AM (IetnX)

Agreed. But artists without some degree of technical skill are rarely able to convey the emotion of great art.

They need both!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (XIJ/X)

167 #147 Update: Name the other, other than whig!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (Vwz3I)

168
Does my fat make me look fat?
- Cleo

Come on baby, why you say that?
- Marc
_____________
History's first TikToc

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (Q4IgG)

169 North Carolina's Supreme Court Poised to Hand Power to Republicans The decision to rehear a case on gerrymandering—that it just decided last year—is a canary-in-the-coal mine signal of just how emboldened judges now feel about blatantly politicizing their judicial decisions.
... The Court reverses course today for one reason only: because the composition of this Court has changed.”
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (JCZqz)
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So it isn't "blatant politicization" until the "composition of the court changes."

They should read what they write more carefully.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (t0OGg)

170 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 09:36 AM (yQpMk)

And the native Egyptian people if the time were Mediterranean, so they would have looked much like Romans or Jews. I believe Coptic Christians are generally from original Egyptian stock and they generally have brown hair, brown (or even blue) eyes, and tan skin.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (nC+QA)

171 161 LOL

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (MvF+J)

172 161 Cleo: I wish my breasts were bigger.

Marc Anthony: Try rubbing them with toilet paper.

Cleo: ???

Marc Anthony: Well, it sure worked for your ass, didn't it.
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (4I/2K)

Heyo! Zing! I'd hate to be Cleopatra right now!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (KbCG3)

173 "Assertion unsupported by evidence, I think."


Close enough!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (uLr+K)

174 158 ...last year’s state elections changed the court’s political majority from Democrat to Republican. The political affiliation of judges is not a legal basis for overturning cases, but as the dissent in Dobbs noted “No recent developments, in either law or fact, have eroded or cast doubt on these precedents. Nothing, in short, has changed… The Court reverses course today for one reason only: because the composition of this Court has changed.”
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (JCZqz)

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"Gerrymandering is bad unless is empowers Democrats."

The whole anti-gerrymandering thing annoys me more than most in politics. It's never going to go away. There's no "good" or "reasoned" way to portion up areas for representation. It's all just power, and people need to understand that.

Gerrymandering is the spoils of political war. As long as voting is honest, it's fine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:54 AM (LvTSG)

175 So the ChiComs are going to buy Congress I guess, first Congress Critter deployed "150 million Americans use it."

Horsefuck there is no way in hell 1/2 let alone 1/3d of Americans use Tik Tok.

Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 09:54 AM (Lzpvj)

176 Horsefuck there is no way in hell 1/2 let alone 1/3d of Americans use Tik Tok.

Tiktok videos get shared all over the place - perhaps that is what is meant here?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 09:55 AM (lc5cP)

177 169 So it isn't "blatant politicization" until the "composition of the court changes."

They should read what they write more carefully.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (t0OGg)

========

"Only one side is allowed to use legal and political tools. The other side is just doing politics when they use them."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:55 AM (LvTSG)

178 She was from the Ptolemaic dynasty which was Macedonian Greek. They were also very enthusiastic about incest, so Cleo was likely a bit tarded.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023


***
I've always thought that part of her charm to both Caesar and Antony was the fact that she *was* bright and well-read, something fairly rare among Roman women then. She certainly was ambitious. Unfortunately she picked the wrong horse to ride (Antony instead of Octavian, who would win out and become the first Roman emperor).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 09:55 AM (J2vNu)

179 it was also a big thing for the Zoroastrians in Persia
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Flaming out!
🔥 🔥 🔥

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 09:55 AM (Vwz3I)

180 "Assertion unsupported by evidence, I think."


Close enough!
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (uLr+K)

Indubitably.

Posted by: Shirtless Clarence Darrow at March 22, 2023 09:55 AM (4I/2K)

181 174 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:54 AM (LvTSG)

Gerrymandering is a cornerstone of our system leading to in theory the stability necessary to see policy through.

This shit used to be taught in grade school civics now they teach gender dysphoria.

Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 09:55 AM (Lzpvj)

182 They should read what they write more carefully.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 09:53 AM (t0OGg)
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If they could think logically, they wouldn't be Dems.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 22, 2023 09:56 AM (2hlEI)

183 Yo Doof!
I must say I am a bit concerned that we seem to be thinking along the same lines...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 22, 2023 09:32 AM (hOUT3)


I'm not concerned at all -- great minds think alike!!

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 09:56 AM (iY8R7)

184 This Cleopatra looks nothing like ancient historians and chroniclers of the time described her.

This Cleo looks like she likes bread. Really really likes bread.

Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 09:56 AM (gmo/4)

185 Does this painting make my asp look big?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at March 22, 2023 09:56 AM (w9Wax)

186 They need both!


====

Glad we agree.

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 09:57 AM (IetnX)

187 42 - 39 - 56.

You could say Cleo's got it all.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023


***
She *had* it all. Then she ate it!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 09:57 AM (J2vNu)

188 181 Gerrymandering is a cornerstone of our system leading to in theory the stability necessary to see policy through.

This shit used to be taught in grade school civics now they teach gender dysphoria.
Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 09:55 AM (Lzpvj)

=======

Now we have people complaining about gerrymandering affecting Senate and governor races. Twitter and social media amplifies this crap, but way too many people have seriously no understanding how our government works.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:57 AM (LvTSG)

189 176 Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 09:55 AM (lc5cP)

You are being generous, I think the proper translation is "my check cleared."

Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 09:57 AM (Lzpvj)

190 She won, eventually, but remained understandably bitter towards men. It shows in her art.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (OyyDO)

I have to disagree. She was raped, the man was convicted of the rape, and she went on to be a great artist. Are some of her subjects women in dire straits? Yes, but many are wonderful depictions of powerful women.

I think that the drive to inject angry feminism into everything, including art appreciation, has diminished her. She wasn't a great woman artist. She was a great artist.

I didn't even know she was a woman for awhile. I just liked her work.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 09:57 AM (XIJ/X)

191 Not as cute as the giraffe family reunion Ace posted...

Posted by: Mister Ghost at March 22, 2023 09:57 AM (TGPs7)

192 157 "Paint me like one of your Macedonian girls!"

The Greeks didn't really consider the Macedonians to be greeks, at least until Phillip basically conquered them.

Genetically it isn't clear how Greek they were, Alexander was famously blond-ish (probably).

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM (lc5cP)

The kingdom of Macedon is well within modern Greece though. Arguably Macedonia created the Hellenistic Greece cultural identity, much like Qin, a periphery state and not part of prior Chinese dynasties, established China.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 09:57 AM (eYoxG)

193 158 North Carolina's Supreme Court Poised to Hand Power to Republicans The decision to rehear a case on gerrymandering

Or, the shorter TL: DR version- Dems made Republican judges apply law and constitution to overturn recent Dem decision on feelings and Dem priorities, instead on unilaterally disarming themselves on make-belive Stare Decisis principle.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at March 22, 2023 09:58 AM (JCZqz)

194 "Marc Anthony: Try rubbing them with toilet paper."

Toilet papyrus.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 09:58 AM (MvF+J)

195 Oh, and I bet you think Jesus was white, too......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)


Jesus (pronounced hey-ZEUS) was a white Hispanic

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 09:58 AM (iY8R7)

196 Your mama so fat, when she sits around the palace, she sits AROUND the palace
Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023


***
Yo mama so fat, when she go out to exercise, she teeter-totters with the Fourth Marine Division!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 09:58 AM (J2vNu)

197 She's a Heroes Gyros 4.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 09:58 AM (Zz0t1)

198 The Ptolemaic dynasty was so self-centred!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 09:58 AM (Vwz3I)

199 I got it! This is CBD celebrating the National Women's month!

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 09:58 AM (IetnX)

200 Horsefuck there is no way in hell 1/2 let alone 1/3d of Americans use Tik Tok.
Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 09:54 AM (Lzpvj)
++++
Could easily be about right. "uses it" doesn't mean "chronically uses it" or "uses it every day."

But that doesn't mean it isn't a problem. The data collection isn't even the primary problem. TikTok is designed to be as addictive as possible and it creates a vacuum because its algorithm is extremely good at feeding you more and more content that is like content you liked previously. It also surfaces and encourages the outright sexualization of young girls in particular.

Chinese TikTok - Douyin - used to work like ours. The CCP cracked down on it hard because of how corrosive it was, especially for young women. Douyin is only superficially similar to our TikTok now, and it is one of the most heavily-censored platforms in the world and it isn't entirely about politics. The CCP commissars at ByteDance discourage them from making Douyin-style changes on foreign TikTok, so as to keep it addictive and damaging.

I don't think it was the original idea behind it, but TikTok has become a weapon of psychological warfare.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 09:58 AM (t0OGg)

201 She looks too big to be rolled up in a carpet. At least she would be really uncomfortable and it would be hard to carry her in it.

Posted by: Dave at March 22, 2023 09:59 AM (nLwaa)

202 I've seen worse. At least she's getting her protein and sweets.

Posted by: itzWicks at March 22, 2023 09:59 AM (SWV0+)

203 Historical note: Only depictions of Cleopatra from the time she was alive that survived to present time are just a handful of coins with very little detail. We have very little information on what she looked like.

And they still haven't found her tomb.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


End zone at Giants field in East Rutherford, NJ.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:00 AM (9J956)

204 Horsefuck there is no way in hell 1/2 let alone 1/3d of Americans use Tik Tok.
Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 09:54 AM (Lzpvj)

I agree. There aren't that many nurses in the country.

Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 10:00 AM (gmo/4)

205 Watching Daisy Jones and The Six on Prime.

Ok so far, about a singer and band set in the 70s.
Elvis' granddaughter is the singer (Riley Keough), she is really cute. You can see the resemblance to the King.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 22, 2023 10:01 AM (ufFY8)

206 174 The whole anti-gerrymandering thing annoys me more than most in politics. It's never going to go away. There's no "good" or "reasoned" way to portion up areas for representation. It's all just power, and people need to understand that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:54 AM

And anyone who thinks a non-partisan committee developed to do redistricting is actually non-partisan is a clueless chump.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at March 22, 2023 10:01 AM (JCZqz)

207 140 "That's not fair. Some of the commenters are quite intelligent! "
Objection!!
Stating a fact without evidence.
(Or whatever that legal wording is)
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 09:49 AM (uLr+K

IIRC, Perry's favorite objection was
"Irrelevant, incompetent and immaterial" His writers loved alliteration.

Or they had a macro on their typewriters.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 22, 2023 10:01 AM (4GxJn)

208 I thought that Miss Cleo was black.

********

1-800-Blind-Spot - a bonus limerick

Miss Cleo, the phone psychic was slumming
Her business was certainly humming
But she fell out of bed
Hit her head and was dead
Now why didn't she see THAT coming?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:01 AM (ykeLU)

209 Roman generals loved big butts.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 22, 2023 09:30 AM (0aVwl)


and we could not lie

Posted by: Roman generals at March 22, 2023 10:01 AM (iY8R7)

210 200 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 09:58 AM (t0OGg)

The Chinese unlike Americans care about there being a China in two thousand years.

1/2 of Americans using anything to that degree beggars the imagination-I find the assertion as specious as "82.35% of possible voters cast a ballot in 2020 unlike previous elections including the Mocha Jesus 2008 campaign" you know the one where the cultural powers that be engaged in psychological warfare like Pepsi becoming "Barack a Cola" symbol wise?

If true we are so royally fucked we may as well give up.

Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 10:02 AM (Lzpvj)

211 so in ancient Egypt, the flush handle was on the wall ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:02 AM (us2H3)

212 Speaking of the rise of Macedon, an ancestor of Alexander, also named Alexander, played both sides perfectly in the Persian invasion of Greece setting the stage for Macedon's rise - he pledged loyalty to the Persians and got them to eliminate Macedon's enemies.

Then he went to the Greeks and gave them the Persian's battle plans earning their friendship.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023


***
That might have been Philip's father and Alex the Great's grand-dad, no?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:02 AM (J2vNu)

213 "And they still haven't found her tomb."

With a body that big, reduces the overall number of distinct areas left to search. Easier to gerrymander.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:02 AM (MvF+J)

214 Pencil artist.

Massimo @Rainmaker1973
Artist Kohei Ohmori spends more than 200 hours on each project with a striking attention to details. Ohmori's hyperrealistic designs are drawn with ultra-thin lines and remarkably steady hand

https://tinyurl.com/54ns6yvd

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:02 AM (Vwz3I)

215 The Court reverses course today for one reason only: because the composition of this Court has changed.”
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM


Yes, you dolts...from judges who make shit up to judges who follow the actual law.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 10:02 AM (FAGAJ)

216 "There appears to be some jiggling..."

https://youtu.be/YL4Sl6oVuyk

Posted by: Obligatory Seinfeld clip at March 22, 2023 10:02 AM (qYtYp)

217 204 Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 10:00 AM (gmo/4)

It means the average American attention span is now measured in seconds.

Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 10:02 AM (Lzpvj)

218 Last week we visited this exhibit.

https://tinyurl.com/2p8s4kh2

After realizing the extent of man hating being reflected in some most of the displayed works, we left.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 10:03 AM (uLr+K)

219 215 The Court reverses course today for one reason only: because the composition of this Court has changed.”
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM

Yes, you dolts...from judges who make shit up to judges who follow the actual law.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 10:02 AM (FAGAJ)

=======

"We have a living constitution! Also, the living constitution is written in stone and can never be changed ever."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:03 AM (LvTSG)

220 Cleo! You go now! You here four hour! Why you here four hour?!?

Posted by: Chinese buffet owner at March 22, 2023 10:03 AM (iY8R7)

221 Nope.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 22, 2023 10:03 AM (45fpk)

222 "so in ancient Egypt, the flush handle was on the wall ?"

Gravity-fed sandflush.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:03 AM (MvF+J)

223 End zone at Giants field in East Rutherford, NJ.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:00 AM (9J956)

The end that Jimmy Hoffa is isn't using.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 22, 2023 10:03 AM (4GxJn)

224 I'll take the Claudette Colbert, or Liz Taylor Cleo, TYVM.

Before they were billed as Sonny and Cher-they were Caesar and Cleo. 1965 Cher wasn't too shabby, either.

Posted by: Kiss My Asp at March 22, 2023 10:03 AM (wrJpE)

225 Somehow I hadn't heard that the modern country calling itself Macedonia had renamed itself to North Macedonia.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 10:04 AM (eYoxG)

226 224 I'll take the Claudette Colbert, or Liz Taylor Cleo, TYVM.

Before they were billed as Sonny and Cher-they were Caesar and Cleo. 1965 Cher wasn't too shabby, either.
Posted by: Kiss My Asp at March 22, 2023 10:03 AM (wrJpE)

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I've seen a shocking number of Colbert movies recently, and Colbert in The Sign of the Cross...? Good looking woman.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:04 AM (LvTSG)

227 I can get my cat to watch cute animal videos for about five minutes. After that she leaves.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (44ww/)

228 She looks too big to be rolled up in a carpet. At least she would be really uncomfortable and it would be hard to carry her in it.
Posted by: Dave at March 22, 2023


***
We'll be able to handle the job!

Posted by: Empire Flooring, Inc. at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (J2vNu)

229 206 174 The whole anti-gerrymandering thing annoys me more than most in politics. It's never going to go away. There's no "good" or "reasoned" way to portion up areas for representation. It's all just power, and people need to understand that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 09:54 AM

And anyone who thinks a non-partisan committee developed to do redistricting is actually non-partisan is a clueless chump.
Posted by: Moron Analyst at March 22, 2023 10:01 AM (JCZqz)

It's funny to watch their reasoning break down completely whenever anyone proposes re-districting that might add white voters to a minority district. Suddenly, it very much matters that some districts are portioned out in a very specific way relevant to demographics.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (KbCG3)

230 No, that's wasn't right ...Women's History Month!

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (IetnX)

231 It means the average American attention span is now measured in seconds.
Posted by: sven

I really don't know what

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (hhu8u)

232 201 She looks too big to be rolled up in a carpet. At least she would be really uncomfortable and it would be hard to carry her in it.
Posted by: Dave at March 22, 2023 09:59 AM (nLwaa)

covered at 146

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (us2H3)

233 PSA:

If you eat THC candies that look in appearance to the untrained eye to be normal candies, you need to put your damned candy away so that unsuspecting people don't eat 4 of them and find themselves f*cked up beyond recognition while trying to navigate rush hour traffic on their way to work and then have to tell their employer they are not feeling well and then pass out with the cold sweats in their trucks in the parking lot.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (hKbLg)

234 "Miss Cleo, the phone psychic was slumming
Her business was certainly humming
But she fell out of bed
Hit her head and was dead
Now why didn't she see THAT coming?"

Outstanding!

One question.

Did she need Caller ID?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (uLr+K)

235 CLEOPATRA VII Julius Caesar Lover 40BC Alexandria Egypt Silver Greek Coin
https://tinyurl.com/648nte5

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:06 AM (Vwz3I)

236 It has a body like Lena Dunham and a face like George Conway. Would not hang.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 10:06 AM (DMyTF)

237 It's funny to watch their reasoning break down completely whenever anyone proposes re-districting that might add white voters to a minority district. Suddenly, it very much matters that some districts are portioned out in a very specific way relevant to demographics.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (KbCG3)
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It's almost as if they can't count on the white folks to vote a certain way, even though it's highly likely they will.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 22, 2023 10:06 AM (YIVH2)

238 I've seen a shocking number of Colbert movies recently, and Colbert in The Sign of the Cross...? Good looking woman.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 1


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She has a fun post-war film with John Wayne and Don Defore called Without Reservations. I saw it as a kid on the Late Show, but haven't viewed it in years.

Posted by: Empire Flooring, Inc. at March 22, 2023 10:06 AM (J2vNu)

239 What I find most fascinating about the kerfuffle over banning TikTok on government devices is that *any* social media activity is permitted on government devices. Perhaps allowing it on an air-gapped system for the purpose of updating government Twitter accounts, but in general?

*All* social media apps and sites are data vacuums. Whether they send it directly to Red China or not is in question, but not that they hoover up everything they can get their hands on and build tremendously sophisticated profiles and dossiers of their users. That happens with all of them. That any social media app at all - or even use of the websites - is permitted on government systems in the first place is a serious problem.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:06 AM (t0OGg)

240 Artist Kohei Ohmori spends more than 200 hours on each project with a striking attention to details. Ohmori's hyperrealistic designs are drawn with ultra-thin lines and remarkably steady hand


That shows remarkable skill, and I'm a big fan of hyperrealistic still lives of flowers and such, but this just does nothing for me in an artistic sense. It's kind of a Rachmaninoff painting, i.e. I'll do this because I can and I'm showing off, not because it's pleasant. I might feel differently with other subject matter.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 10:06 AM (eOEVl)

241 "Colbert in The Sign of the Cross"

Yup! Lots of pre-code naughtiness in there.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:07 AM (MvF+J)

242 CLEOPATRA VII Julius Caesar Lover 40BC Alexandria Egypt Silver Greek Coin
https://tinyurl.com/648nte5
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023


***
"Whew. My rep's safe."

Posted by: Streisand at March 22, 2023 10:07 AM (J2vNu)

243 Hey, Wolfus.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 10:07 AM (ffbyg)

244 Her paintings and drawings do come to auction every now and again. It's surprising they don't sell for more (relative!!), given how powerful her technique is, and how beautiful her drawing and lighting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 22, 2023 10:07 AM (J4UmJ)

245 I didn't even know she was a woman for awhile. I just liked her work.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

********


I have a dream that one day my grandchildren will live in a world where artists are judged by the color or their skill not by the content of their karyotype.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:07 AM (ykeLU)

246 All these boobelehs, I can't shake the feeling we're being set up for something horrific...

Posted by: Brother Tim sex Max Headroom for President! at March 22, 2023 10:08 AM (OUMaO)

247 A hunk, a hunk of burning love.

Posted by: Pudinhead at March 22, 2023 10:09 AM (0chEi)

248 I have a dream that one day my grandchildren will live in a world where artists are judged by the color or their skill not by the content of their karyotype.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:07 AM (ykeLU)
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How ... non-intersectional of you.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:09 AM (t0OGg)

249 229 Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (KbCG3)

It became holy writ that the magic 13% gets what they want forever. Easy inductive reason says this is part of the Marxist uber alles metaplot, but in reality I think it is a byproduct of coddling the African-Americans thiniking they are entitled to 1/2 due to a particularly ugly but reasonable metal construct. They think "things are either black or white" and make American reality a 50/50 proposition. So the only fair outcome would be a Congress with 50% African-Americans.

This is insane at a minimum there are "5 American racial identities" even if you accept "white as a monolith" you have hispanics, asians, amerinds, and honky and tyrone.

The left coddled this idiocy for three generations in the legal field so here we sit with blacks thinking they are owed 10 years of total American gross domestic product "to make things fair."

Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 10:09 AM (Lzpvj)

250 It's almost as if they can't count on the white folks to vote a certain way, even though it's highly likely they will.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 22, 2023 10:06 AM

We're doing our damndest to change it!

Posted by: Uniparty WEF Open Borders crowd at March 22, 2023 10:09 AM (JCZqz)

251 Dick van Dyke, 97, injured in single car accident in the rain.

Honestly, I didn't know he was still alive, much less still driving his own car.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 09:52 AM

I know what happened:

https://youtu.be/rJj6rTzd2M4

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 10:09 AM (HZAed)

252 I've seen a shocking number of Colbert movies recently, and Colbert in The Sign of the Cross...? Good looking woman.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:04 AM (LvTSG)
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As a huge fan of "It Happened One Night" I couldn't agree more.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 22, 2023 10:10 AM (J4UmJ)

253 If you eat THC candies that look in appearance to the untrained eye to be normal candies, you need to put your damned candy away so that unsuspecting people don't eat 4 of them and find themselves f*cked up beyond recognition while trying to navigate rush hour traffic on their way to work and then have to tell their employer they are not feeling well and then pass out with the cold sweats in their trucks in the parking lot.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (hKbLg)
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This is weidly specific.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 22, 2023 10:10 AM (2hlEI)

254 245 I didn't even know she was a woman for awhile. I just liked her work.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


I'm going with "popoular 2 am bar refrain "

for a thousand Alex

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:10 AM (us2H3)

255 If you eat THC candies that look in appearance to the untrained eye to be normal candies, you need to put your damned candy away so that unsuspecting people don't eat 4 of them and find themselves f*cked up beyond recognition while trying to navigate rush hour traffic on their way to work and then have to tell their employer they are not feeling well and then pass out with the cold sweats in their trucks in the parking lot.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (hKbLg)

That's unfortunate.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 22, 2023 10:10 AM (cA2wI)

256 Vivien Leigh also played Cleopatra, opposite Claude Rains in the film version of Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 10:10 AM (ffbyg)

257 214 In drafting class, I'd struggle for 50 minutes to draw a lousy bolt, and it would come out all smudged. Meanwhile, the guy next to me would do an entire exploded shaded view of a V8 engine, and it looked as clean as that.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:10 AM (MvF+J)

258 www.MitchMcConnellIsStillAlive.com

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 10:11 AM (DMyTF)

259
A whole lotta' Cleo. Hmmm not quite, but close...

Posted by: Zombie Bon Scott at March 22, 2023 10:11 AM (vwCZJ)

260 Dick van Dyke, 97, injured in single car accident in the rain.

Honestly, I didn't know he was still alive, much less still driving his own car.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

I know what happened:

https://youtu.be/rJj6rTzd2M4
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

There's a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang joke in there somewhere...

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at March 22, 2023 10:11 AM (hhu8u)

261 The left coddled this idiocy for three generations in the legal field so here we sit with blacks thinking they are owed 10 years of total American gross domestic product "to make things fair."

Posted by: sven at March 22, 2023 10:09 AM (Lzpvj)

Liberal job security.

And it works.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:11 AM (KbCG3)

262 Nope.
Posted by: grammie winger

Ixnay on atthay, huh ?

Posted by: JT at March 22, 2023 10:11 AM (T4tVD)

263

I'm going with "popoular 2 am bar refrain "

for a thousand Alex
Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:10 AM (us2H3)



A "Freudian slip" perhaps?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 10:11 AM (Zz0t1)

264 That might have been Philip's father and Alex the Great's grand-dad, no?

Alexander I: 497-454 BC

So a little more then 100 years before Phillip. There are a lot of assassinations and such in the Macedonian royalty between the two so it would require some analysis to see exactly how they were related.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:12 AM (lc5cP)

265 Somehow I hadn't heard that the modern country calling itself Macedonia had renamed itself to North Macedonia.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 10:04 AM (eYoxG)

They had to. Greece was getting all bent out of shape about the Macedonians calling their country Macedonia. After the breakup of Yugoslavia, The Macedonians had to take the name, The Former Yugoslavian Province of Macedonia. Greece has a province called Macedonia. The Greeks and Macedonians hate each other. Greece tried to outlaw the speaking of Macedonian by ethnic Macedonians living in Greece several time over the years.

Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 10:12 AM (gmo/4)

266 If you eat THC candies that look in appearance to the untrained eye to be normal candies, you need to put your damned candy away so that unsuspecting people don't eat 4 of them and find themselves f*cked up beyond recognition while trying to navigate rush hour traffic on their way to work and then have to tell their employer they are not feeling well and then pass out with the cold sweats in their trucks in the parking lot.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (hKbLg)
++++
That sucks.

You, or your employee?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:13 AM (t0OGg)

267 GURGAVIN @gurgavin · 18h
🚨 BREAKING 🚨

BEFORE COLLAPSING SILICON VALLEY BANK GAVE INSIDERS LOANS WORTH OVER $200 MILLION DOLLARS $SLIV

unusual_whales @unusual_whales · 18h
BREAKING: Loans to Silicon Valley Banks' officers, directors and principal shareholders, as well as other insiders, more than tripled to $219 million in the final months of SVB.

That’s a record amount of loans issued to insiders, going back at least two decades.

Unusual.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:13 AM (Vwz3I)

268 Vivien Leigh also played Cleopatra, opposite Claude Rains in the film version of Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023


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I'd forgotten that. She would have made quite a graceful Cleo. Rains's Caesar must indeed have been a powerful presence on screen (Rains's characters usually were -- we still quote Capt. Renault to this day).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:14 AM (J2vNu)

269 I believe Cleopatra was Macedonian.

*******

Mastodonian?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:14 AM (ykeLU)

270 You, or your employee?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:13 AM (t0OGg)



Me.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:14 AM (hKbLg)

271 the guy that Antony in the 1934 Cleopatra also played the golfing priest in Caddyshack

shocking

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:14 AM (us2H3)

272 218 Last week we visited this exhibit.

https://tinyurl.com/2p8s4kh2

After realizing the extent of man hating being reflected in some most of the displayed works, we left.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 10:03 AM (uLr+K)

Yep. The Guerrilla Girls are notorious anti-male feminist artists. The idea behind their name was they were waging a guerrilla war against patriarchy and sexism in the art world, and they were anonymous for a time. They made some decent points but I generally don't like their art so...

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 10:15 AM (OyyDO)

273 @unusual_whales · 18h
BREAKING: Loans to Silicon Valley Banks' officers, directors and principal shareholders, as well as other insiders, more than tripled to $219 million in the final months of SVB.

That’s a record amount of loans issued to insiders, going back at least two decades.

Unusual.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:13 AM (Vwz3I)
++++
Unusual, but it is impossible to know if they knew it was going down and looting it before it collapsed, or if it was just an unrelated surge of corruption with retrospectively bad timing.

This is, for whatever it's worth, the same problem I have when judging the actions of our ruling class. Sometimes I think they're robbing the joint before it falls apart and sometimes I think it's just constantly-increasing corruption and the other problems that correlate with it are not causal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:16 AM (t0OGg)

274 Good news: Stanford Law School is not COMPLETELY lost to the insanity.

https://tinyurl.com/bde7fzwy

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 10:16 AM (eOEVl)

275 Me.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:14 AM (hKbLg)
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Damn. I'm sorry, BC. Have a chat with that person for sure.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:16 AM (t0OGg)

276 There's a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang joke in there somewhere...
Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at March 22, 2023 10:11 AM


The joke is apparently that my dumb ass confused Dick van Dyke and Dick van Patten. *sigh*

*wanders off to find stronger coffee*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2023 10:16 AM (FAGAJ)

277 It is very easy to overdose on cannabis edibles, and it is quite unpleasant. Users must make every effort to keep it out of kids' reach.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:16 AM (MvF+J)

278 267 GURGAVIN @gurgavin · 18h
🚨 BREAKING 🚨

BEFORE COLLAPSING SILICON VALLEY BANK GAVE INSIDERS LOANS WORTH OVER $200 MILLION DOLLARS $SLIV

unusual_whales @unusual_whales · 18h
BREAKING: Loans to Silicon Valley Banks' officers, directors and principal shareholders, as well as other insiders, more than tripled to $219 million in the final months of SVB.

That’s a record amount of loans issued to insiders, going back at least two decades.

Unusual.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:13 AM (Vwz3I)

Reminds me of The Sopranos episode where one of the guys knows Vito is going to get whacked, so he takes out a $10G loan with him. When they find out he was killed, one of the other guys says that he wishes he had taken some money out with him and the guy who did just sat there and smiled.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (KbCG3)

279 Hmm not the way I had imagined her.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (ytSiK)

280 I believe Cleopatra was Macedonian.
*******
Mastodonian?


No, that was Tank Abrams.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (eOEVl)

281 There's a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang joke in there somewhere...
Posted by: She Hobbi

*********

I guess he didn't stop in time, stop in time...

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (ykeLU)

282 This Cleopatra looks Mastadonian.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (ffbyg)

283 Kinda manish.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (ytSiK)

284 needs a chiropractor?

Posted by: Frodo at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (x0GJY)

285 Bob is that you ?

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (ytSiK)

286 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:05 AM (hKbLg)


Someone tweeted a couple of years ago about having to take his wife to the emergency room because she felt terrible. Going over the symptoms with the Dr., it was likely she had eaten a pot brownie someone had brought to the after party for a play she'd been stage crew for. He was *furious* (and rightly so) someone would do that and not warn anyone.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (nC+QA)

287 It means the average American attention span is now measured in seconds.
=====

Oh, thank you, thank you. There is a place in modern America for me after all.

ps - Chiaroscuro is really not my thing, but I am imagining the foreshadowing of fate in Cleo's expression.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (MIKMs)

288 269 I believe Cleopatra was Macedonian.
*******
Mastodonian?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:14 AM

She was a strong, independent, sex-positive woman of color who switched to Mastadon once Twitter was taken over by the racist right-winger that kills trans folx!!!!

Posted by: DU echo chamber at March 22, 2023 10:17 AM (JCZqz)

289 BREAKING: Uganda passes the Anti-Homosexuality 2023 bill, punishing same-sex activity with up to 10 years in prison.

https://tinyurl.com/mucsfe54

I wonder if the climate in Uganda is nice...

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 10:18 AM (DMyTF)

290 Damn, someone beat me to the “Mastadonian” joke.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 10:18 AM (ffbyg)

291 258 www.MitchMcConnellIsStillAlive.com
___

I hope he recovers with no lingering ill effects. I also hope he takes this as a wake up call to enjoy the remaining years of his life spending time with loved ones and quiet contemplation of his own looming personal judgement day. IOW take advantage of his good fortune thus far in life and retire already!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at March 22, 2023 10:18 AM (fs1hN)

292 225 Somehow I hadn't heard that the modern country calling itself Macedonia had renamed itself to North Macedonia.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 10:04 AM (eYoxG

The Greeks have had a bug over Macedonia's name ever since Yugoslavia broke up. Their northernmost province is also called Macedonia. They claimed Macedonia was going to assert territorial claims on that area. They made the country Macedonia use "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" at the UN and elsewhere.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 22, 2023 10:18 AM (4GxJn)

293 FLUFFER....the early years!

Posted by: safristi at March 22, 2023 10:19 AM (qktfm)

294 Your morning smile, short weightlifter video:

https://tinyurl.com/4zhcddvf

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:19 AM (Vwz3I)

295 I wonder if the climate in Uganda is nice...
Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 10:18 AM (DMyTF)

they are a big fan of white meat

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:19 AM (us2H3)

296 Macedon's rise under Alexander is interesting for three reasons.

1) In a short period of time they conquered most of the "civilized" world.

2) Shortly after Alexander died his mother, son, and brother were all murdered ending his dynasty.

3) The Macedonians that did seize the various parts of the realms mostly wasted their resources on endless war with each other, allowing the Persians and Romans to take everything from them.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:19 AM (lc5cP)

297 Asp about to nip a nip

Posted by: Frodo at March 22, 2023 10:19 AM (x0GJY)

298 Doesn't exactly look like Elizabeth Taylor.

Posted by: Cheri at March 22, 2023 10:19 AM (oiNtH)

299 267 GURGAVIN @gurgavin · 18h
🚨 BREAKING 🚨

BEFORE COLLAPSING SILICON VALLEY BANK GAVE INSIDERS LOANS WORTH OVER $200 MILLION DOLLARS $SLIV

unusual_whales @unusual_whales · 18h
BREAKING: Loans to Silicon Valley Banks' officers, directors and principal shareholders, as well as other insiders, more than tripled to $219 million in the final months of SVB.

That’s a record amount of loans issued to insiders, going back at least two decades.

Unusual.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:13 AM (Vwz3I)

It shouldn't be that hard to narrow down what's going on.

My first guess is a large transaction by one or few insiders. A sudden surge in loan applications by insiders generally would be odd.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 10:20 AM (eYoxG)

300 Posted by: Fox2! at March 22, 2023 10:18 AM (4GxJn

I beat you to it @ 265

Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 10:20 AM (gmo/4)

301 BREAKING: Uganda passes the Anti-Homosexuality 2023 bill, punishing same-sex activity with up to 10 years in prison.

The lesson globohomo has taught the world is either you do something like this or you end up with kiddie groomers running and ruining everything - there is no middle ground.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:21 AM (lc5cP)

302 Here is another of her paintings of Cleopatra.

https://tinyurl.com/4u6y2ccc

Posted by: Javems at March 22, 2023 10:21 AM (AmoqO)

303 277 It is very easy to overdose on cannabis edibles, and it is quite unpleasant. Users must make every effort to keep it out of kids' reach.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:16 AM (MvF+J)

Wife and I went to a wedding in Colorado. We never partake but she was adamant about trying edibles. Day of the wedding, she hands me three squares from a chocolate bar. Recommended serving was one square.

I legit thought I was going to die. My stomach was killing me and I felt like I had the world's worst hangover. Meanwhile, we're taking a gondola to this mountaintop wedding resort and my wife is having these stoner thoughts: "Wow, look at this. This is where we live. Isn't it amazing to think about?"

"No, I think I'm having a heart attack. Leave me alone."

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:21 AM (KbCG3)

304 Sometimes I think they're robbing the joint before it falls apart and sometimes I think it's just constantly-increasing corruption and the other problems that correlate with it are not causal.

I feel no need to know the why. What they've done is enough to "off with their heads" for me.

Posted by: Some Things Will Never Change at March 22, 2023 10:21 AM (5Dk5y)

305 Doesn't exactly look like Elizabeth Taylor.
Posted by: Cheri at March 22, 2023


***
Remember what Joan Rivers said back in the '80s:

"Elizabeth Taylor is a woman being kept alive by a machine. A refrigerator!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (J2vNu)

306 "Somehow I hadn't heard that the modern country calling itself Macedonia had renamed itself to North Macedonia."

The little 'countries' embedded in S Africa changed their names recently too. Can't keep track, and it confuses my ham radio logging software. Don't know if the new name for NZ has caught on yet; "Ooogabooga" or whatever it is.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (MvF+J)

307 Cleopatra
Artemisia Gentileschi

I dunno man. Not sure she's worth tossing an empire for, but maybe easy girls weren't a dime a dozen back then.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (FCbAQ)

308 Doesn't exactly look like Elizabeth Taylor.

If they made another big budget movie about Cleopatra I suspect there would be a bunch of complaints if they did not cast her as a black woman.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (lc5cP)

309 BREAKING: Uganda passes the Anti-Homosexuality 2023 bill, punishing same-sex activity with up to 10 years in prison.

________


Kamala the Ugandan Giant

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (OgrpQ)

310 They made some decent points but I generally don't like their art so...

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 10:15 AM (OyyDO)

One of their more risable issues is with the number of female nudes in art compared to the number of male nudes.

I think it is axiomatic that the female form is more aesthetically pleasing and provides more variety for the artist. One obvious difference is external vs. internal genitalia.

But everything is angry anti-man crap with them, so they don't even have this basic appreciation of reality.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (XIJ/X)

311 How ... non-intersectional of you.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

********

I should have socked that as Dr. Martin Luther Muldoon

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (ykeLU)

312 BREAKING: Uganda passes the Anti-Homosexuality 2023 bill, punishing same-sex activity with up to 10 years in prison.

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Prison? Where same-sex activity is the norm.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (UuD2k)

313 Morning.

What's with the fat chick?

Posted by: Robert at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM (ghblh)

314 The Greeks have had a bug over Macedonia's name ever since Yugoslavia broke up. Their northernmost province is also called Macedonia. They claimed Macedonia was going to assert territorial claims on that area. They made the country Macedonia use "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" at the UN and elsewhere.
Posted by: Fox2! at March 22, 2023 10:18 AM

Mostly. A lot has to do with historical claims about Alexander the Great, too. The Balkans are weird. Ultimately, Greece had the Trump hand as a NATO and EU member, and threatened to keep vetoing an stonewalling Macedonian membership until the name changed.

Posted by: Military Moron at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM (JCZqz)

315 The joke is apparently that my dumb ass confused Dick van Dyke and Dick van Patten. *sigh*

*wanders off to find stronger coffee*
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You're living in your own private Iowa!

Posted by: andy's mistake of months ago at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM (Vwz3I)

316 Wife and I went to a wedding in Colorado. We never partake but she was adamant about trying edibles. Day of the wedding, she hands me three squares from a chocolate bar. Recommended serving was one square.

I legit thought I was going to die. My stomach was killing me and I felt like I had the world's worst hangover. Meanwhile, we're taking a gondola to this mountaintop wedding resort and my wife is having these stoner thoughts: "Wow, look at this. This is where we live. Isn't it amazing to think about?"

"No, I think I'm having a heart attack. Leave me alone."
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023


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"Anybody seen my legs?"
( -- Nick Yemana on Barney Miller)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM (J2vNu)

317
3) The Macedonians that did seize the various parts of the realms mostly wasted their resources on endless war with each other, allowing the Persians and Romans to take everything from them.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:19 AM (lc5cP)

Didn't the Diadochi stay around for a good while?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM (eYoxG)

318 310 I think it is axiomatic that the female form is more aesthetically pleasing and provides more variety for the artist. One obvious difference is external vs. internal genitalia.

But everything is angry anti-man crap with them, so they don't even have this basic appreciation of reality.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (XIJ/X)

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Michelangelo never even figured out what a naked woman looks like.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

319 BREAKING: Uganda passes the Anti-Homosexuality 2023 bill, punishing same-sex activity with up to 10 years in prison. ...
Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 10:18 AM (DMyTF)
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Parts of Africa are going off the reservation. In 2020, a state in Nigeria passed new laws on rape, with permissible punishments including surgical castration.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM (t0OGg)

320 Here is another of her paintings of Cleopatra.
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I'm starting to get the impression that Cleopatra was a nudist.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM (fs1hN)

321 319 Parts of Africa are going off the reservation. In 2020, a state in Nigeria passed new laws on rape, with permissible punishments including surgical castration.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM (t0OGg)

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Ah, the old ways...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM (LvTSG)

322 UK inflation makes unexpected comeback, jumps to 10.4 percent

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM (RHGPo)

323 It is very easy to overdose on cannabis edibles, and it is quite unpleasant. Users must make every effort to keep it out of kids' reach.
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Pets' too.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM (Vwz3I)

324 322 UK inflation makes unexpected comeback, jumps to 10.4 percent
Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM (RHGPo)

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"See?! This is a global problem unrelated to US spending! Biden should spend more!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM (LvTSG)

325 One of their more risable issues is with the number of female nudes in art compared to the number of male nudes.

In my experience women are slightly more likely to go to art museums then men. And I've never heard an actual art going woman complain there aren't enough dongs on the wall.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM (lc5cP)

326 Uganda passes the Anti-Homosexuality 2023 bill, punishing same-sex activity with up to 10 years in prison.
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I guess they are throwing off the shackles of colonialism. Isn't that supposed to be a good thing?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM (fs1hN)

327
This is, for whatever it's worth, the same problem I have when judging the actions of our ruling class. Sometimes I think they're robbing the joint before it falls apart and sometimes I think it's just constantly-increasing corruption and the other problems that correlate with it are not causal.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:16 AM (t0OGg)


A nice result of The Obama Mistake.

He demonstrated that it was possible to grift/steal from the taxpayers-not in the billions, but in the trillions via the annual budget every single year.

That made everyone and anyone with a connection, whether Democrat or Republican,

absolutely insane to dip their rice bowls into that huge tub o'gravy.

Yes. It'll crash the economy and country.
No. They don't give a fuck. They're making huge bucks. And will absent themselves elsewhere when it all falls down.

Not giving a fuckery, more than an evil plan.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM (L1tQx)

328 >I hope he recovers with no lingering ill effects. I also hope he takes this as a wake up call to enjoy the remaining years of his life spending time with loved ones and quiet contemplation of his own looming personal judgement day.

That day is coming, and sooner than you think.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 22, 2023 10:25 AM (44ww/)

329 Kamala the Ugandan Giant
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death


Que up wrestling ring into music.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:25 AM (9J956)

330 But everything is angry anti-man crap with them, so they don't even have this basic appreciation of reality.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (XIJ/X)

Would you rather look at a monkfish or a dolphin, tiger or sloth?

I rest my case.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 10:25 AM (UuD2k)

331 Someone tweeted a couple of years ago about having to take his wife to the emergency room because she felt terrible.

The gf has anxiety and takes stuff like this.

She left a bag of taffy sitting on the counter and I was like "Ooh, candy" and ate four of them.

I didn't realize until about 20-30 minutes later that there might be something wrong with them as a I driving in to work.

I texted her to confirm and ask her how to counteract the effects. She said coffee and sometimes sniffing pepper.

I was like "I'm too f*cked up to go inside at work, and you want me to nonchalantly go in and snort a rail of pepper to try to sober up?"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:25 AM (hKbLg)

332 The Balkans are weird.

You don't say.

Posted by: Otto von Bismarck at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (eOEVl)

333 Yep. The Guerrilla Girls are notorious anti-male feminist artists. The idea behind their name was they were waging a guerrilla war against patriarchy and sexism in the art world, and they were anonymous for a time. They made some decent points but I generally don't like their art so...
Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 10

Do they have a show on the Guerilla Channel?

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (eGTCV)

334 Artemisia, she liked the realism didn't she? She knew that Julius and Marc Anthony preferred the fluffy types.

Posted by: kallisto at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (dCxaZ)

335 I'm starting to get the impression that Cleopatra was a nudist.

Alexandria can get pretty damn hot - I feel pretty sure the Egyptians weren't wearing a lot of clothing come August...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (lc5cP)

336 I was like "I'm too f*cked up to go inside at work, and you want me to nonchalantly go in and snort a rail of pepper to try to sober up?"
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:25 AM (hKbLg)
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It would make an impression on your boss, if nothing else...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (t0OGg)

337 CBD's on the ball. That's a good depiction of the kind of people who will be having intense orgasms this afternoon while Trump takes the perp walk.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (ZGrMX)

338 It is very easy to overdose on cannabis edibles, and it is quite unpleasant. Users must make every effort to keep it out of kids' reach.
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Pets' too.
Posted by: andycanuck


I was always told by stoners that you couldn't od on pot.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (9J956)

339 303 Yes, people eat a couple edibles, don't feel anything. Eat two more, still don't feel anything. Eat two more, and now it's too late. To me, the overdose feels like sheer terror, and there's nothing to do for it but crawl into bed and hope for sleep.

(IMHO, edibles are a waste of good cannabis, as are nasty-tasting big fat cigar-wrapper-cased 'blunts.')

Keep it all far away from kids and teens, fer sure.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:27 AM (MvF+J)

340 it was likely she had eaten a pot brownie someone had brought to the after party for a play she'd been stage crew for. He was *furious* (and rightly so) someone would do that and not warn anyone.
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Barney, Barney, Barney, is your mother from Killarney?

Mushy! Mushy! Mushy!

Posted by: Detective Sergeant Nick Yemana at March 22, 2023 10:27 AM (Vwz3I)

341

Eat da Poo-Poo!

Posted by: Ugandan Homo at March 22, 2023 10:27 AM (x6SYe)

342 Michelangelo never even figured out what a naked woman looks like.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

And how many other artists had the skill to portray a male figure as aesthetically pleasing?

He is the exception that proves the rule.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:27 AM (XIJ/X)

343 CBD's on the ball. That's a good depiction of the kind of people who will be having intense orgasms this afternoon while Trump takes the perp walk.
Posted by: Ian S.


When did paying blackmail become illegal?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:27 AM (9J956)

344 The gf has anxiety and takes stuff like this. ...
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:25 AM (hKbLg)
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I've tried pot. I didn't like it because it made me really anxious and uncomfortable. I know it doesn't do that to everyone, but for me the idea of using THC to take the edge of anxiety is insane. For me, it would just make the problem much worse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (t0OGg)

345 I was always told by stoners that you couldn't od on pot.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (9J956)

The advice of stoners is only marginally better than homeless people's.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (UuD2k)

346 And how many other artists had the skill to portray a male figure as aesthetically pleasing?

I can think of one area where his skill was deficient. I mean, WTF dude?

Posted by: David at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (eOEVl)

347 And I've never heard an actual art going woman complain there aren't enough dongs on the wall.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:24 AM


We prefer a little dinging before the donging, thankyouverymuch.

Posted by: Actual Women at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (a3Q+t)

348 339 303 Yes, people eat a couple edibles, don't feel anything. Eat two more, still don't feel anything. Eat two more, and now it's too late. To me, the overdose feels like sheer terror, and there's nothing to do for it but crawl into bed and hope for sleep.

(IMHO, edibles are a waste of good cannabis, as are nasty-tasting big fat cigar-wrapper-cased 'blunts.')

Keep it all far away from kids and teens, fer sure.
Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:27 AM (MvF+J)

This is what happened. The night before we each had one but felt nothing and went to sleep. She amped it up because why not and combined with a bit of champagne, instant death for me.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (KbCG3)

349 Liz, the MJ years

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (us2H3)

350 Why is Rob Schneider in this painting?

Posted by: Minnfiel at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (GDJBM)

351 Keep it all far away from kids and teens, fer sure.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:27 AM (MvF+J)

Yet the left wants 12-year olds to be able to decide to have mutilating surgery!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (XIJ/X)

352 Yes, people eat a couple edibles, don't feel anything. Eat two more, still don't feel anything. Eat two more, and now it's too late. To me, the overdose feels like sheer terror, and there's nothing to do for it but crawl into bed and hope for sleep.

(IMHO, edibles are a waste of good cannabis, as are nasty-tasting big fat cigar-wrapper-cased 'blunts.')

Keep it all far away from kids and teens, fer sure.
Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep


Bong. Filled with 18 yr old single malt scotch.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:29 AM (9J956)

353 When did paying blackmail become illegal?

Dems have signaled for decades that the rule of law will be inoperative once they no longer fear the ballot box. That day has arrived.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 10:29 AM (ZGrMX)

354 345 I was always told by stoners that you couldn't od on pot.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (9J956)

The advice of stoners is only marginally better than homeless people's.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (UuD2k)

One would think the homeless people have more experience and consequently knowledge about drugs.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 10:29 AM (eYoxG)

355 We prefer a little dinging before the donging, thankyouverymuch.
Posted by: Actual Women


The. Water. Was. Cold!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (9J956)

356 351 Keep it all far away from kids and teens, fer sure.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:27 AM (MvF+J)

Yet the left wants 12-year olds to be able to decide to have mutilating surgery!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (XIJ/X)

To be fair, they'd be fine with 12-year olds getting wasted. Makes them far less likely to reject their advances.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (KbCG3)

357 And I've never heard an actual art going woman complain there aren't enough dongs on the wall.

Women are offended by d*** pics, and rightly so, but female nudes sent to men are a cause for celebration.

Men and women are not the same.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (eOEVl)

358 I was always told by stoners that you couldn't od on pot.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (9J956)
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If you're smoking it, you can't. If you're eating it, you can. Edibles are often very concentrated. An OD will not be lethal, but it sure will be unpleasant. I have not experienced it myself, but I know people who have and it's always been edibles.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (t0OGg)

359 If they made another big budget movie about Cleopatra I suspect there would be a bunch of complaints if they did not cast her as a black woman.
Posted by: 18-1

A black tranny. She/He would be in a threeple relationship with Marc Antony and Julius Caesar who were really gay lovers but just humoring her for her riches and cool boat.

Posted by: Cheri at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (oiNtH)

360 351 Yet the left wants 12-year olds to be able to decide to have mutilating surgery!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:28 AM (XIJ/X)

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They can vote, cut off their junk, and have abortions without notifying anyone, but they shouldn't have to pay their own medical insurance until they're middle aged!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (LvTSG)

361 Michelangelo never even figured out what a naked woman looks like.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 22, 2023 10:23 AM

I know, right.

Posted by: Petie Bootyjudge at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (GDJBM)

362 Barney Miller horde mind.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (Vwz3I)

363 Cleopatra so fat she smokes a ham after sex

Posted by: A dude in MI doesn't really care about your podcast at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (/6GbT)

364 I was always told by stoners that you couldn't od on pot.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:26 AM (9J956)

I suppose they mean it's unlikely to *kill* you. Sounds like it certainly can make you wish you were dead though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (nC+QA)

365 357 Women are offended by d*** pics, and rightly so, but female nudes sent to men are a cause for celebration.

Men and women are not the same.
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (eOEVl)

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"It's not true!"
-Trans-woman, threatening to kill you

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (LvTSG)

366 355 We prefer a little dinging before the donging, thankyouverymuch.
Posted by: Actual Women


The. Water. Was. Cold!
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (9J956)

"Was more like a ding than a dong." - Charlie Kelly after seeing Mac's penis.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (KbCG3)

367 I remember a column by the horrible Maureen Dowd who tried a cannabis candy bar shortly after legalization. She ate the whole bar-not realizing there were 8 squares and the dose was one square. She was sick and miserable for more than 48 hours. Read the wrapper, people!

Posted by: Hershey Highway to Hell at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (wrJpE)

368 The model is very Me-esque.

Posted by: Peter Paul Rubens at March 22, 2023 10:31 AM (PiwSw)

369 Pillowy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 10:32 AM (kGtj5)

370 368 The model is very Me-esque.
Posted by: Peter Paul Rubens at March 22, 2023 10:31 AM (PiwSw)

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 10:32 AM (kGtj5)

371 Didn't the Diadochi stay around for a good while?

The empire fell apart in about 320 BC.

The Romans then start kicking their asses around 200 BC - so they did last a while, yes, but the Argead dynasty, for comparison, ruled Macedon for (supposedly) 500 years before Alexander screwed everything up...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:32 AM (lc5cP)

372 Pillowy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 10:32 AM

That's going to get pillowed.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 10:32 AM (GDJBM)

373 The Macedonian Empire was really the precursor to the Roman Empire.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 10:33 AM (ffbyg)

374 The model is very Me-esque.
Posted by: Peter Paul Rubens at March 22, 2023 10:31 AM (PiwSw)
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lol

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:33 AM (t0OGg)

375 338 It is very easy to overdose on cannabis edibles, and it is quite unpleasant. Users must make every effort to keep it out of kids' reach.
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I've experimented with thc oil. So one time I took the recommended dosage. An hour later it hadn't affected at all so I took another dose.
I woke up in the middle of the night with the room spinning. And every moment of my life flashed in front of my eyes.
I found it terrifying.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 10:34 AM (eGTCV)

376 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (XIJ/X)

It'd help if their art was any good, anti-man crap notwithstanding. I enjoy a lot of Socialist/Communist art because it's actually good, despite the philosophies behind it. One of the Guerrilla Girls' "great feminist artworks" is Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party". They complain about how the male gaze reduces women to sexual fantasies for men to ogle and lust over, and reject a woman's mind and ability then celebrate a sculpture that reduces women to their sex organs. But Grrrl Power--rawr.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 10:34 AM (OyyDO)

377 Read the wrapper, people!


Well I would have if I was in a cannabis dispensary!

But I didn't think about a bag of unmarked taffy sitting on my kitchen counter being a drug. I was just nom-noming away on abandoned candy like a unsuspecting fool.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:34 AM (hKbLg)

378 The Macedonian Empire was really the precursor to the Roman Empire.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 10:33 AM (ffbyg)
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From empire to content farm in just a couple of thousand years.

The mighty can indeed fall...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:34 AM (t0OGg)

379 >I've tried pot. I didn't like it because it made me really anxious and uncomfortable. ...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


I tried it again when CO legalized it. Curiosity. It had been decades since my last 'exposure'. I got one skinny joint of the mildest variety they had. F***ed me up. WAY more concentrated than the 70s stuff I remembered from HS.
Never again. I'll stick with vodka. It's what I know.

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 10:34 AM (geLO8)

380
I've Maced onians before. Really messes up the chili.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 22, 2023 10:34 AM (L1tQx)

381 The Macedonian Empire was really the precursor to the Roman Empire.

The Romans were smarter about nationalism and law which is why they lasted so long.

In the end though they adopted too many eastern traditions (who needs patriotic independent citizens when you can have tax serfs?!?) and screwed themselves.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:35 AM (lc5cP)

382 Michelangelo had a hard time finding available female cadavers.

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 10:35 AM (IetnX)

383 377 Read the wrapper, people!


Well I would have if I was in a cannabis dispensary!

But I didn't think about a bag of unmarked taffy sitting on my kitchen counter being a drug. I was just nom-noming away on abandoned candy like a unsuspecting fool.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:34 AM (hKbLg)

Readily available taffy should've been your first warning. When in the history of humankind has anyone just had taffy lying around?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:35 AM (KbCG3)

384 359 If they made another big budget movie about Cleopatra I suspect there would be a bunch of complaints if they did not cast her as a black woman.
Posted by: 18-1

call me

Posted by: Whoopass at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (us2H3)

385 One of the Guerrilla Girls' "great feminist artworks" is Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party". They complain about how the male gaze reduces women to sexual fantasies for men to ogle and lust over, and reject a woman's mind and ability then celebrate a sculpture that reduces women to their sex organs. But Grrrl Power--rawr.

Me likey. Do I assume correctly that the triangular table has a symbolic meaning, IYKWIMAITYD?

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (eOEVl)

386 A black tranny. She/He would be in a threeple relationship with Marc Antony and Julius Caesar who were really gay lovers but just humoring her for her riches and cool boat.
Posted by: Cheri at March 22, 2023 10:30 AM (oiNtH)

See, that's the kind of thing that gives Pleasure Barges a bad name.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (cupoy)

387 Big girls need lovin' too.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (trVDr)

388 Weird. She did another one showing the death of Cleopatra, and didn't portray her as a chubbo in that one.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (oINRc)

389 "Sounds like it certainly can make you wish you were dead though."

A feeling of overwhelming dread.

I'll add one more bit of advice: if you've never tried the stuff, DON'T start! Don't try anything that might be habit-forming. It's like signing an expensive lifetime subscription contract that's really hard to break.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (MvF+J)

390 I'm just guessing. But he was a sculptor, not a portraitist. Stonecutter if you would have asked him.

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (IetnX)

391 Use this one simple trick to not have bad effects from edibles - read the label. It tells you to take just half of a piece (gummy, chocolate square, cookie, whatevs) which is 10mg so you take 5mg and wait an hour to see how you feel.

I had a friend that left an edible out and her dog ate it. She didn't realize this at first and panicked when she got home and her dog was acting very lethargic and out of it. She took him to an emergency vet who, after several hundred dollars, pronounced the dog stoned with a high THC count from his blood test. Dope is dope.

Posted by: Cheri at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (oiNtH)

392 I tried it again when CO legalized it. Curiosity. It had been decades since my last 'exposure'. I got one skinny joint of the mildest variety they had. F***ed me up. WAY more concentrated than the 70s stuff I remembered from HS.
Never again. I'll stick with vodka. It's what I know.
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My son edge me on to try Banana Kush. I had a toke and nothing happened. Then I had another toke - not much. Then I was fucking pasted to the wall.

Posted by: Pudinhead at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (0chEi)

393 When in the history of humankind has anyone just had taffy lying around?
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Stuff Jefferson Said, vol. III

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 22, 2023 10:38 AM (2hlEI)

394 She left some ice cream in the freezer, too.

I had to get it out and check to make sure it wasn't some kind of Crack-rocky Road or some shit.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:38 AM (hKbLg)

395 The Macedonian Empire was really the precursor to the Roman Empire.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 10:33 AM

What have the bloody Macedonians ever done for us!

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 10:38 AM (GDJBM)

396 She looks anguished. I could cut those breasts off, give her male hormones and they would be ten times happier.

Posted by: Dr Science, ordained minister. Church of the Holy Scalpel at March 22, 2023 10:39 AM (3th/7)

397 389 "Sounds like it certainly can make you wish you were dead though."

A feeling of overwhelming dread.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (MvF+J)

It was like being enveloped by the cloak of the world's worst hangover, without the ability to get sick and relieve the issue. At least with booze you can piss/puke it out. This was just an unyielding unholiness that could only be made tolerable by curling up in the fetal position.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:39 AM (KbCG3)

398 I can't smoke pot like I can't smoke tobacco. It hurts my lungs.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 22, 2023 10:39 AM (eGTCV)

399 Americans in 1963: In the far future will Americans be traveling through space? Vacationing on other planets? Discovering the secrets of the universe?

Americans in the far future of 2023: If you don't read the instructions on your pot edibles you might get *too* stoned.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:39 AM (lc5cP)

400 So it really was Laffy Taffy! It's what you get for going over to Jack Straw's house.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 10:40 AM (GDJBM)

401 What have the bloody Macedonians ever done for us!

Well, they didn't kill most of the Jewish population in Israel to start with...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:40 AM (lc5cP)

402 Americans in 1963: In the far future will Americans be traveling through space? Vacationing on other planets? Discovering the secrets of the universe?

Americans in the far future of 2023: If you don't read the instructions on your pot edibles you might get *too* stoned.


I called it soma, but same thing.

Posted by: Aldous Huxley at March 22, 2023 10:41 AM (eOEVl)

403 read the label.

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Especially important to check the "sell by"" date...

...you don't want an expiring wrapper.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:41 AM (ykeLU)

404 The head looks like someone photoshopped Rob Schnieder on the body.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 10:41 AM (GDJBM)

405 "WAY more concentrated than the 70s stuff I remembered from HS."

The dispensary flower runs up to 30% THC on the label (which may just be marketing BS, but maybe not.) The vapes are 80%-90%.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:41 AM (MvF+J)

406 Google's Bard off to a roaring start...

gaut @0xgaut
I just tried Bard. You guessed it.

It's just as good as chatGPT.

https://tinyurl.com/4j7zxnyy

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:41 AM (Vwz3I)

407 I bet she was Royally fucked?

Posted by: safristi at March 22, 2023 10:41 AM (qktfm)

408 Magnos mihi caveto placet, nec mentiri possum.

Posted by: SARDiver at March 22, 2023 10:42 AM (Cmxw7)

409 Yes, people eat a couple edibles, don't feel anything. Eat two more, still don't feel anything. Eat two more, and now it's too late. To me, the overdose feels like sheer terror, and there's nothing to do for it but crawl into bed and hope for sleep.

(IMHO, edibles are a waste of good cannabis, as are nasty-tasting big fat cigar-wrapper-cased 'blunts.')

Keep it all far away from kids and teens, fer sure.
Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023


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In the mid-'90s, Fritos came out with their Tabasco Fritos. I had a small snack bag with lunch. About an hour later I became sure that the world was coming to an end and there was nothing I could do about it. I am not subject to anxiety attacks -- but I'll bet that is what they feel like.

I drove home, positive the big river bridge was going to collapse under me or a giant truck was going to smash my car flat, climbed into bed, and shivered for an hour. Then I was okay. No more Tabasco Fritos for me (if they even still make 'em).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:42 AM (J2vNu)

410 Smoking weed always made me feel like shit. Out of control when I like being in control. Feeling like I was in a Fellini film

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at March 22, 2023 10:42 AM (flINI)

411 I called it soma, but same thing.

Every classic dystopia has become an instruction manual for the left.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (lc5cP)

412 One of their more risable issues is with the number of female nudes in art compared to the number of male nudes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:22 AM (XIJ/X)

What's also interesting is that the Western Academic artists who rendered the female nude would say they were adhering to a classical ideal. However, the true Classical ideal, established during the the 5th century BC in Athenian art said that the male nude was the highest form of natural beauty. Females were almost always covered up, even Aphrodite. Female nudes of that period represented whores or nymphs.

Posted by: Kris at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (OyyDO)

413 looks like Cleo overdid it with the Peter Pauls and the Reubens

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (us2H3)

414 Ugh. English to Latin translator fail.

Posted by: SARDiver at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (Cmxw7)

415 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Had to turn my phone sideways.
Goes looking for coffee

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (anj39)

416 0xgaut
I just tried Bard. You guessed it.

It's just as good as chatGPT.

https://tinyurl.com/4j7zxnyy
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:41 AM (Vwz3I)
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I really hope that is not a mock-up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (t0OGg)

417 "No more Tabasco Fritos for me"

I'd try smoking them, before giving up on them entirely.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (MvF+J)

418 Especially important to check the "sell by"" date...

...you don't want an expiring wrapper.
Posted by: Muldoon


*Zombie Tupac has entered the chat.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (9J956)

419 Once those bath salts kick in, she's going to eat your face.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (Jg7EG)

420 Magnos mihi caveto placet, nec mentiri possum.
Posted by: SARDiver at March 22, 2023 10:42 AM (Cmxw7)
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Bigly placate Dick Cavett, not the mental opossum?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 22, 2023 10:44 AM (2hlEI)

421 Then I was okay. No more Tabasco Fritos for me (if they even still make 'em).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:42 AM

What if you found out they never actually made them.....But if spicy Fritos make you paranoid, stay away from weed for sure.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 10:44 AM (GDJBM)

422 Every classic dystopia has become an instruction manual for the left.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (lc5cP)
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Yup. All the arguments of whether Brave New World of 1984 was the most likely vision of the future failed to embrace the power of and.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:44 AM (t0OGg)

423 413 looks like Cleo overdid it with the Peter Pauls and the Reubens

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (us2H3)

What's Pee-Wee Herman got to do with anything?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 10:44 AM (KbCG3)

424 It's just as good as chatGPT.

https://tinyurl.com/4j7zxnyy
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:41 AM (Vwz3I)
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I really hope that is not a mock-up.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:43 AM (t0OGg)

This is garbage. Everyone knows the tenth month of the year is Rocktober!

Posted by: All AM DJs everywhere at March 22, 2023 10:45 AM (PiwSw)

425 I just tried Bard. You guessed it.

It's just as good as chatGPT.

https://tinyurl.com/4j7zxnyy


If you spell "February" correctly it works fine. If you don't, it assumes you're playing a game where you misspell all of the months. (I shoulda socked BEN ROETHLISBERGER for this).

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 10:45 AM (ZGrMX)

426 Please tell me that's not a Scratch 'n Sniff.

Posted by: Dinglebeef at March 22, 2023 10:45 AM (QN7a1)

427 400 So it really was Laffy Taffy!

It was more like saltwater taffy. Just in white waxed paper.

I had no idea. I had to crank heavy metal up on the stereo in the truck just to keep me focused enough to not wreck on the way to work.

Sat outside for 15 minutes trying to figure out exactly how to explain that I'm too f*cked up on drugs to work, but that I don't use drugs and shouldn't be fired.

At least I looked white as a ghost and was pouring cold sweat when I went in and told them I thought I had food poisoning (which I guess in some sense wasn't a lie).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 22, 2023 10:45 AM (hKbLg)

428 It looks like DeSantis is now sucking Rove dick while listening to Nickelback.

https://tinyurl.com/336s6ww5

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 10:45 AM (DMyTF)

429 #406 Not a very high bar.

Chris Bakke @ChrisJBakke · 15h
This is scary.

ChatGPT has caught up with human intelligence.

If you ask it to list 20 great things about Ohio, it struggles and just mentions "it's affordable."

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:46 AM (Vwz3I)

430 Yup. All the arguments of whether Brave New World of 1984 was the most likely vision of the future failed to embrace the power of and.

And

The Giver
Hunger Games
Fahrenheit 451
The Children of Men
Never Let Me Go

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:46 AM (lc5cP)

431 428 It looks like DeSantis is now sucking Rove dick while listening to Nickelback.
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Its hard to be a lone cowboy on the range. Everyone needs friends.

Posted by: Pudinhead at March 22, 2023 10:46 AM (0chEi)

432 It's like signing an expensive lifetime subscription contract that's really hard to break.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:37 AM (MvF+J)

How much do edibles cost?

I can't imagine that they are more expensive than good bourbon and good wine!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:47 AM (XIJ/X)

433 Huh. So apparently, the recent Microsoft layoff included its "AI Ethics" team.

Given the massive push around its OpenAI system, this seems like a bad move. Given that everyone with "ethics" in his job title seems to be an unalloyed monster, this seems like a good move.

I feel like that meme with the dude sweating over a choice between two buttons...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:47 AM (t0OGg)

434 She's doing that wakeup stretch.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 22, 2023 10:47 AM (X+Ku8)

435 Most drugs for lifestyle type enhancement follow a cycle where they are popular for a bit and then the downside becomes apparent and then they are regulated or made illegal again. Figuring out what society should do with the 10-20 percent of people that cannot handle restraining their appetites for such drugs is the more difficult question.

These are the ones that get behind the wheel of a car stoned out of their gourd, ignore their infants cries for attention, unable to hold a job, and so on. Does not matter if it is gin, mj, coke, etc. or in some cases all of the above, some people will simply do like monkeys did in some tests--live for taking the drug with very negative effects on the rest of us cleaning up their mess.

Posted by: whig at March 22, 2023 10:48 AM (oZSqn)

436 Ranker reviews the multitude of Fritos flavors:
https://tinyurl.com/4xfc2y73

In S Africa, they have Tomato Sauce Fritos, Chutney Fritos, and Tomato Ribbon Fritos. I'll try the chutney, if I ever visit.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:48 AM (MvF+J)

437 My son edge me on to try Banana Kush. I had a toke and nothing happened. Then I had another toke - not much. Then I was fucking pasted to the wall.
Posted by: Pudinhead

About 5 years ago my daughter made mini-strawberry muffins with THC butter and dropped it off at my house. She did warn me that being homemade, she couldn't vouch for how much THC was in each muffin. Being a moron, I ate a few of them while watching TV and an hour later I was seeing Aztec temples, the room was spinning, my dog was looking at me with total judgey eyes, and I could barely make it to bed. My only thought was, I just want to be normal again! I must say that it was the best sleep that I've had in a long time and no hangover in the morning.

Posted by: Cheri at March 22, 2023 10:48 AM (oiNtH)

438 373 The Macedonian Empire was really the precursor to the Roman Empire.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 10:33 AM (ffbyg)

Disagree. The Romans did not have to deal with the Macedonians until after Alexander was dead because he put all his attention eastward. By the time the Romans really started dealing with Greece, Alexander was dead and Greece had devolved back into a city state arrangement which they could use to play one side off against the Macedonians. By that time, they had also made modifications to the Legions deployment wise (Maniple system) and things were starting to drift toward a more professional army (away from citizen soldiers farmers.)

The Romans entered the second punic war trying to consciously expand their empire. They came out of it with the same goal, but also much more paranoid about organized threats. Phillip V getting involved with Hannibal just amplified that, so when they had locked down the western Mediterranean, all Phillip did during the punic war just painted a bright red target on himself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 10:48 AM (kGtj5)

439 Do you want to play a game?

Posted by: Bard at March 22, 2023 10:49 AM (Vwz3I)

440 Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:46 AM (lc5cP)

Not familiar with Never Let Me Go. Can definitely see echoes of the others though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2023 10:49 AM (nC+QA)

441 Then I was okay. No more Tabasco Fritos for me (if they even still make 'em).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023
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What if you found out they never actually made them.....But if spicy Fritos make you paranoid, stay away from weed for sure.
Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023


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A creepy thought. It's been more than 25 years, but I'm 99% sure the package said "Tabasco" on it, though.

Weed and booze, anything like that, are right out for me anyway.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:49 AM (J2vNu)

442 439 Do you want to play a game?
Posted by: Bard at March 22, 2023 10:49 AM (Vwz3I)

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Depends. Will there be blood?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

443 431 428 It looks like DeSantis is now sucking Rove dick while listening to Nickelback.

while sipping on a Harvey Wallbanger

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 10:49 AM (us2H3)

444 She's doing that wakeup stretch.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 22, 2023 10:47 AM (X+Ku

Post-coitus/pre-suicide languor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:49 AM (XIJ/X)

445 Given the massive push around its OpenAI system, this seems like a bad move. Given that everyone with "ethics" in his job title seems to be an unalloyed monster, this seems like a good move.

Yeah, I don't trust anyone on "ethics" teams. They probably look a lot like today's painting and have politics to match.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 10:49 AM (ZGrMX)

446 an hour later I was seeing Aztec temples, the room was spinning, my dog was looking at me with total judgey eyes, and I could barely make it to bed.
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Yep. That's what happened to me. Found the bed and flopped out. Never gonna do that shit again.

Posted by: Pudinhead at March 22, 2023 10:50 AM (0chEi)

447 One of their more risable issues is with the number of female nudes in art compared to the number of male nudes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


*********

My wife SWYDT...subtle!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:50 AM (ykeLU)

448 The few times I tried pot in college, it didn’t have much effect on me.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 10:51 AM (ffbyg)

449 Weed made me stupid... er. My only positive attribute is my mind, and it scared me when I realized how many IQ points I was risking. Never regretted quitting, especially after hearing about where my pothead friends ended up. Every last one ended up dead at a young age, serving extended prison terms, homeless, or on disability riding one of those scooters around because their bodies were so ravaged.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 22, 2023 10:51 AM (pi2uC)

450 Now I want chili cheese Fritos.

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 10:51 AM (geLO8)

451 Not familiar with Never Let Me Go. Can definitely see echoes of the others though.

They made a decent movie of it a few years ago; https://tinyurl.com/bde722uv

Its not intended to be a dystopia as the others I listed are - its intended to be an allegory about life - but places like China have made the central part of the story real.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:52 AM (lc5cP)

452 ...some people will simply do like monkeys did in some tests--live for taking the drug with very negative effects on the rest of us cleaning up their mess.

Posted by: whig at March 22, 2023 10:48 AM (oZSqn)

And because a small minority of people can't handle their shit, I have to be inconvenienced, taxed, and made a criminal even though I am a responsible drinker and occasionally need opiates for pain?

I think a better plan is to segregate the addicts and let the rest of us continue to be responsible.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2023 10:53 AM (XIJ/X)

453 @ChrisJBakke · 15h
This is scary.

ChatGPT has caught up with human intelligence.

If you ask it to list 20 great things about Ohio, it struggles and just mentions "it's affordable."
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:46 AM (Vwz3I)
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Bullshit. Ohio is agriculturally productive. Ohio is a national industrial center. Ohio is essential to interstate river shipping. Ohio is home to more US presidents than any other state. Ohio is the most average state in the union by geographical size. Ohio is typically viewed as the start of the Midwest. The interaction between SW Ohio and Kentucky is significant, partially because the Cincinnati airport is actually in Kentucky and the cultural overlap is interesting. Cincinnati is within a 12-hour drive of most of the cultural and political institutions of the Eastern United States. Ohio has tremendous interaction with multiple neighboring states, but primarily Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Ohio's central location makes it valuable not only to the midwest but also to the Mid-Atlantic, Upper Midwest and Upper South.

There's ten right there, and I don't have access to ChatGPT's vast knowledgebase.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 10:53 AM (t0OGg)

454 Many times a week, Punic Wars breakout on this very blog!

Posted by: Not Tonight I Have A Haddock at March 22, 2023 10:53 AM (wrJpE)

455 Yeah, I don't trust anyone on "ethics" teams. They probably look a lot like today's painting and have politics to match.
Posted by: Ian S.

Umm, methinks you are being generous about their looks--I see TrigglePuff and that Biden administration guy stealing women's luggage for his clothes as the types gravitating toward that position.

Posted by: whig at March 22, 2023 10:53 AM (oZSqn)

456 "I can't imagine that they are more expensive than good bourbon and good wine!"

We're in an epicurean Golden Age of cannabis. There are hundreds of strains, each with its own taste, aroma, potency. As with all epicurean products, you can pay as much as you want for the highly-sought stuff.

When I advise against starting habits, I mean everything, from pot to cigs to EtOH to junkfood, etc. Anybody who is lucky enough not to have started one of these things yet is advised not to start.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:54 AM (MvF+J)

457 One of their more risable issues is with the number of female nudes in art compared to the number of male nudes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Which type of nude would YOU rather look at?

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 10:54 AM (kGtj5)

458 Well, the pot I remember from the 70s just made me feel mellow and silly. The stuff I tried a few years ago made me feel like I'd been smacked around by a MMA fighter.

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 10:54 AM (geLO8)

459 Weed made me stupid... er. My only positive attribute is my mind, and it scared me when I realized how many IQ points I was risking. Never regretted quitting, especially after hearing about where my pothead friends ended up. Every last one ended up dead at a young age, serving extended prison terms, homeless, or on disability riding one of those scooters around because their bodies were so ravaged.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 22, 2023


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No drug can be totally harmless if it does something to (or "for") you. I've never touched the stuff but once, at a party; a couple of tokes and my brain was lagging behind when I turned my head. Uh, no.

Plus I saw the black wet junk on the filter in a buddy's pipe from smoking weed. *That* goes in your lungs? No thanks, Fredo!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:55 AM (J2vNu)

460 Okay, I got ChatGPT to make something kind of funny. Vienna, 1913, two friends meet on the street where one is struggling and wants to ask for money but can't. Into the scene walks a medieval French knight with an outrageous accent who declares:

Bonjour, mes amis! You call zis a street? In my day, we called zis a stable!

I chuckled.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:55 AM (LvTSG)

461 Cleo is kinda chubby

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at March 22, 2023 10:55 AM (xcxpd)

462 "Weed made me stupid."

This is a well-documented effect of cannabis use.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:55 AM (MvF+J)

463 450 Now I want chili cheese Fritos.
Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 10:51 AM (geLO

Too many carbs. I tried some 'chili cheese' pork rinds. They were disappointing. It is a strange thing that barbecue really is the best flavor for pork rinds.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 10:55 AM (kGtj5)

464 Cleo also has man face. Odd.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at March 22, 2023 10:55 AM (xcxpd)

465 And because a small minority of people can't handle their shit, I have to be inconvenienced, taxed, and made a criminal even though I am a responsible drinker and occasionally need opiates for pain?

Only because we've collectively chosen not to simply let people suffer. And that decision included liberals and conservatives alike.

Posted by: Some Things Will Never Change at March 22, 2023 10:56 AM (5Dk5y)

466 Magnos mihi caveto placet, nec mentiri possum.
Posted by: SARDiver at March 22, 2023 10:42 AM (Cmxw7)
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Bigly placate Dick Cavett, not the mental opossum?
Posted by: Captain Obvious

*******

Mangoes at Cavuto's place, neck with a mental possum.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 22, 2023 10:56 AM (ykeLU)

467 464 Cleo also has man face. Odd.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at March 22, 2023 10:55 AM (xcxpd)

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I think she's the metaphor for Rome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:56 AM (LvTSG)

468 Many times a week, Punic Wars breakout on this very blog!
Posted by: Not Tonight I Have A Haddock at March 22, 2023


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I suspect you misspelled "Pubic"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:56 AM (J2vNu)

469 >>464 Cleo also has man face. Odd.

George Conway face.

Also a landing strip has been spotted.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 10:56 AM (DMyTF)

470 Anyone I knew from back in my yoot that was a big pothead that stayed a big pothead are pretty much all unsuccessful people. Maybe they are happy, don't know. But they will tell you how awesome it is, but they have not gone far in life.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 10:56 AM (GDJBM)

471 458 Well, the pot I remember from the 70s just made me feel mellow and silly. The stuff I tried a few years ago made me feel like I'd been smacked around by a MMA fighter.
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Yep. Same result for me. Even back in the early seventies pot was giggle grass but it soon became much more powerful. That's when I stopped.

Posted by: Pudinhead at March 22, 2023 10:56 AM (0chEi)

472 The Freshmaker.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 22, 2023 10:56 AM (X+Ku8)

473 Cleo's chubby, killed mine.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 22, 2023 10:57 AM (Bd6X8)

474 Now I want chili cheese Fritos.
Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023


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One vending machine at my work stocks 'em. Great snack. The machine insists on exact change, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 22, 2023 10:57 AM (J2vNu)

475 BTW, I saw my first [male] robin of the year yesterday.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 10:57 AM (Vwz3I)

476 No President Tiger King?

Libertarian Party Chairwoman Tells Tiger King Star to "Get Lost" After He Announces Presidential Run Under Their Party

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 22, 2023 10:57 AM (FVME7)

477 Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 10:52 AM (lc5cP)

Yeek! I sort of wish I hadn't read the synopsis. Need to go do something to get that horror out if my mind.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2023 10:57 AM (nC+QA)

478 I did not like it (weed tried a couple of times maybe 25 years ago at this point.) It felt... out of my control. Even alcohol, you can say, 'Hey I am going to stop drinking now' and start to sober up unless you just did a shitload of shots.

Pot just.... keeps on going. I did not like that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 10:58 AM (kGtj5)

479 "ChatGPT has caught up with human intelligence."

The tools are out there now for anybody to build AIs. It's up to the builder whether the AI is woke, biased, deceptive, honest, etc. Just because all the publicly-exposed AIs so far are deliberately brain-damaged, that doesn't mean the developers aren't privately sitting on the real deal.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 10:58 AM (MvF+J)

480 The problem with potheads is that they keep talking, and eventually kill everyone else's buzz.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 22, 2023 10:59 AM (X+Ku8)

481 And because a small minority of people can't handle their shit, I have to be inconvenienced, taxed, and made a criminal even though I am a responsible drinker and occasionally need opiates for pain?

I think a better plan is to segregate the addicts and let the rest of us continue to be responsible.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Shrugs, we have laws against murder and mayhem because a relatively small percentage of the population cannot control their urges to commit violence.

China tried the whole legalization to opium den thing during the ending of the Chinese Empire and it actually worsened social conditions sort of like San Francisco is today.

I think part of the issue is diminishing returns on most drugs due to tolerance and thus an addict needs more and more to get their high.

Me, dunno about the answer. History tells us that violent repression does work but at the price of liberty itself. Laissez faire probably works but at the price of addicts and society being degraded. Our mid course seems to not be working at all.

Posted by: whig at March 22, 2023 11:00 AM (oZSqn)

482 nood

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 11:00 AM (MvF+J)

483 ITS MONKEY TIME

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2023 11:01 AM (eehrA)

484 Quiet all the weed talk.

It's gonna attract libertarians who'll drone on about the founding fathers growing hemp and how we ought to legalize and tax it, man.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at March 22, 2023 11:01 AM (Xt3H6)

485 Which type of nude would YOU rather look at?

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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Don't bait the COB or you will get man on the Ottoman or worse--a closeup of some of Hieronymus Bosch's work. People be nekkid but they ain't having much fun in them.

Posted by: whig at March 22, 2023 11:02 AM (oZSqn)

486 The artist seems to use herself as a model for many of her paintings. i.e.: many of the faces look alike.

I think she didn't like men much either: https://is.gd/UI1lm7 (a sfw painting; but, violent)

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 22, 2023 11:03 AM (P5tqd)

487 I've gotten to the point in life (>29x2) where I don't want to feel intoxicated for any reason. I have one drink now and I'm buzzed. Usually Saturday afternoon. I used to drink hard- I was good at it, too. But I stopped because I became afraid that one night I might drink too much, listen to one too many George Jones songs, and eat a bullet. Now a bottle of booze last me 3-4 years.

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 11:04 AM (geLO8)

488 and occasionally need opiates for pain?

I think a better plan is to segregate the addicts and let the rest of us continue to be responsible.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


The opiates regulation drives me nuts, there are real people in excruciating (and often end of life) pain that only opiates can impact and they live in fear because they can never trust that they can get a legitimate refill of a valid prescription!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at March 22, 2023 11:04 AM (hOUT3)

489 If I was envisioning spinning temples from the Archaic Period, I'd ask the resident medicine man for directions to El Dorado.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 22, 2023 11:04 AM (Jg7EG)

490 Yep. Same result for me. Even back in the early seventies pot was giggle grass but it soon became much more powerful. That's when I stopped.
Posted by: Pudinhead


The Sinsemilla Revolution, starting around '78 or so. I was smoking right at the beginning, and it was bad enough that the good stuff was around 5% THC.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 22, 2023 11:04 AM (pi2uC)

491 I knew I was gonna summon a nood when I was typing that.

Posted by: DB - monitoring the situation at March 22, 2023 11:05 AM (geLO8)

492 I think she's the metaphor for Rome.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 10:56 AM (LvTSG)

She looks a bit too languid to be Rome. Rome is the crazy, driven, completely implacable girlfriend. It's all in the eyes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 11:05 AM (kGtj5)

493 Which type of nude would YOU rather look at?

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 10:54 AM (kGtj5)

When I was getting my fine arts degree, we had an advanced drawing class with nudes. They mostly were female, occasionally there was a dude. That day there were not a lot of students in class.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 22, 2023 11:09 AM (OgrpQ)

494 Cleofatra

Posted by: SMFH at March 22, 2023 11:16 AM (CEh/e)

495 Ahem...might I meekly inquire: do you have any fully clothed people pictures?

People's Private parts protected from publicity, preferably participated in or peered at only per one's partner and/or physician.

Period.

Posted by: Ju at March 22, 2023 11:18 AM (aTmM/)

496 494 Cleofatra
Posted by: SMFH at March 22, 2023 11:16 AM (CEh/e)

*golfclap*

Posted by: Weimar Germany at March 22, 2023 11:18 AM (kGtj5)

497 @484 we ought to legalize and tax it, man.

You have been cruelly deceived. That wasn't a libertarian. It was a Hillarybot. Hope you didn't swallow. But I'll bet you did.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 22, 2023 11:35 AM (jYCXf)

498 Blech. Wonder what Marc Antony ever saw in her.

Posted by: go get your fuckin shine box at March 22, 2023 11:57 AM (WusEB)

499 That does not look like Elizabeth Taylor.

Posted by: just saying at March 22, 2023 12:29 PM (Uy/WF)

500 Prohibited in all public schools.

Posted by: Paul at March 22, 2023 12:50 PM (eBM6r)

501 "Prohibited in all public schools."

Pretty perceptive phrasing.

Posted by: Ju at March 22, 2023 03:59 PM (aTmM/)

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