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Vincent van Gogh

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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Posted by: Rick in SK at February 12, 2018 09:24 AM (FZYNt)

2 content read

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 12, 2018 09:24 AM (FZYNt)

3 Somewhere near the top!

Posted by: Dooder at February 12, 2018 09:25 AM (ANeY1)

4 thats what happens when you hire shitty contractors

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 12, 2018 09:26 AM (FZYNt)

5 Never seen that one before. Not a big fan of Van Gogh but I rather like it

Posted by: Tuna at February 12, 2018 09:26 AM (Phln5)

6 Colorful and wiggly.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 12, 2018 09:26 AM (mQ0Mc)

7 Alternate title: The Mets lone hope this season.

From last thread:

"Zack Wheeler is getting BONE GROWTH injections into his STOMACH to try and prevent injuries."

*sigh*

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 12, 2018 09:27 AM (tKW45)

8 I like this picture; I think we had it in an art thread before.

And if willow comes to this thread-I liked the story about your BIL and the gun gifts. I think that's funny.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2018 09:27 AM (8+Ozj)

9 Love the intense blue of the sky

Posted by: Tuna at February 12, 2018 09:27 AM (Phln5)

10 Vinny getting heavy handed withe the blue.

Posted by: fluffy at February 12, 2018 09:27 AM (cHbmY)

11 Interview with a German human rights activist. Read las line.
Rebecca, youve worked many years with refugees and immigrants, what influenced the change of your views?

Looking back through the years of repetitive experiences and myself in my work environment as a volunteer, I had to admit to myself that when it comes to Muslim refugees, they have grown up with completely different values, into which they have been brainwashed and are indoctrinated by Islam, and have no intention of adopting our values worse, they look at us, unbelievers with superiority and arrogance.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2018 09:27 AM (BtQd4)

12 Lovely shade to sit and rest in, cool stones to lean against.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 12, 2018 09:28 AM (hLRSq)

13
Vincent!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 09:28 AM (pNxlR)

14 Moldy bread vision.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 12, 2018 09:28 AM (RuIsu)

15 That is a very rich blue being used here. It's interesting that the blue in the sky is the same blue used in the windows.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 09:28 AM (nwqNw)

16 It's not like Zack Wheeler is any good anyway....

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 09:29 AM (LiyEm)

17 Never did like Vincent van Gogh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 12, 2018 09:29 AM (mpXpK)

18 Looks like a lot of tire tracks where the van has goghn around the church!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 09:29 AM (gwPgz)

19 i like it. just enough detail, i can find the subject.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 09:29 AM (Z8j2x)

20 I like the sunlight and shadow. Oh, and GO, NATS!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at February 12, 2018 09:29 AM (74oCp)

21 I like this picture - the blue is especially beautiful. I have a top in this color.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 09:29 AM (kNasr)

22 Kris is one of the art experts here and her commentary is most interesting. However, wasn't this done during the last year of van Gogh's life?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2018 09:30 AM (8+Ozj)

23 Autocucumber can't handle 'Vinnie' or 'Vinny'.

We are safe from SkyNet for a little while.

Posted by: fluffy at February 12, 2018 09:30 AM (cHbmY)

24 Squigglevision.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 12, 2018 09:30 AM (9TK8E)

25 They had photoshop back then?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2018 09:30 AM (EyPfd)

26 I got to see some Van Gogh's in person and they have a almost 3D quality to them because he used soo much paint

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 12, 2018 09:30 AM (dKiJG)

27
A Slice Is Nice - a limerick

Van Gogh has gone crazy I fear
Has bats in his belfry I hear
It seems it did start
When he took it to heart
I said, "Vinnie, please lend me your ear!"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2018 09:31 AM (wPiJc)

28 they look at us, unbelievers with superiority and arrogance.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2018 09:27 AM (BtQd4)


But, this perspective certainly adds to the rich tapestry of diversity they bring into the country!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 09:31 AM (gwPgz)

29 There's a sniper in the vestibule.

Posted by: Fritz at February 12, 2018 09:31 AM (2Mnv1)

30 van Gogh ate the brown acid. A lot of it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2018 09:31 AM (/tuJf)

31 16 It's not like Zack Wheeler is any good anyway....
Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 09:29 AM (LiyEm)

Not the greatest, but he's shown flashes.

It's more of an issue because our owners are corrupt and broke, and don't have the $$$ to get another SP.

So our hopes for the season are based on praying for our pitchers to stay healthy AND improve as if they were never hurt to begin with.

I'm sure that'll end well.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 12, 2018 09:31 AM (72PAC)

32 Some of his work looks pretty amateurish...imo.

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2018 09:31 AM (0+nbW)

33 Fenelon, it's so true and sad to me. I have offered 'suggestions to no avail' she thinks it's funny, it makes me mad.

i'm like you can at least buy her a vacuum that works well. anyway she died so no more having to deal with the puke.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 09:32 AM (Z8j2x)

34 I almost like it, but the style's inconsistent. It's as though the top half ending with the bottom contours of the church are one painting, and the field, road and woman are another. I would crop it at the shadow line.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 09:32 AM (nwqNw)

35
I especially like the transition between the lighted and shadowed sections of the grassy area as the flowers remain visible.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 09:32 AM (pNxlR)

36 Never did like Vincent van Gogh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 12, 2018 09:29 AM (mpXpK)


'ear, 'ear, mate!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 09:32 AM (gwPgz)

37 I really don't get why Van Gogh is considered to be such a great artist. Possibly a failing on my part. Some of his works are interesting, certainly, but I am more impressed by an NC Wyeth illustration. YMMV.

That said, I rather like this painting, especially for the colors used in the sky and church.

Posted by: JTB at February 12, 2018 09:33 AM (V+03K)

38 Technical question/problem here for the horde. For the last 2 years or so, I have been basically unable to comment on the blog using my iphones. 3 different iphones over that time. Safari and Chrome browsers - no difference. Seems to be completely independent of IP address. The error I get is a 500 Server Error. The only thing I have tried that made a very little difference was removing the ' from my nick. By doing that, comments post about 20% of the time.

Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 12, 2018 09:33 AM (sjdRT)

39 He could almost hear the bells.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 12, 2018 09:33 AM (hyuyC)

40 But did he ever paint Elvis on Blue Velvet?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2018 09:34 AM (QLvwG)

41 Poor contracting, not a square corner or a plumb wall in the whole building.

Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2018 09:34 AM (gbWkA)

42 Gogh ate the brown acid. A lot of it.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2018 09:31 AM (/tuJf)

I thought he was a big drinker of Absinthe which does the same thing.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 12, 2018 09:34 AM (dKiJG)

43 So the architect was drunk?

(No, not a big fan of impressionism and this one isn't changing that opinion.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 09:34 AM (RD7QR)

44 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2018 09:30 AM (8+Ozj)

Yes. This was painted in June 1890. He killed himself in July in this town.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 09:35 AM (nwqNw)

45 There's a sniper in the vestibule.


Posted by: Fritz


******

"That's the devil, playin' pocket pool
He's waiting for the next poor fool
Who forgot that it was Sunday."

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2018 09:35 AM (wPiJc)

46 31 I expect them to stink,this way I can be pleasantly surprised if they don't.I was shaking my head last year as everyone was predicting 90+ wins.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2018 09:35 AM (LiyEm)

47 "That's the devil, playin' pocket pool
He's waiting for the next poor fool
Who forgot that it was Sunday."

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2018 09:35 AM (wPiJc)

Sing on, John.

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2018 09:35 AM (0+nbW)

48 Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 09:32 AM (Z8j2x)

I probably wouldn't think it was funny after the first time, but a gun is an expensive thing as opposed to a box of chocolate-and truthfully I eat some candy anyway ;^), but I don't like Whitman's and I don't like milk chocolate. I think he's laying off chocolate this year. He has brought me flowers -a nice simple bouquet-and no, I didn't expect them and didn't ask for them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2018 09:36 AM (8+Ozj)

49 er fenelon, i didn't mean to go there, i know you were realting a funny story.. it was just a 'thing' for me when dealing with sisters husband. lots of history, not just a one thing.
(sorry dear!)

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 09:36 AM (Z8j2x)

50 There's a sniper in the vestibule.
Posted by: Fritz at February 12, 2018 09:31 AM (2Mnv1)

Who? Barry Pepper?

Painting almost looks like it was done with chalk.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 12, 2018 09:36 AM (suO/a)

51
Alternate title: Cathedral in a Fun-House Mirror.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2018 09:36 AM (BWL+E)

52 That's not the one with the alien in the window is it?

/one of my favorite Dr Who episodes...

Posted by: RedDish on the table...err tablet at February 12, 2018 09:36 AM (Qk+aA)

53 I liked the old highway contracts that specified that only shovels with rope handles could be used so the Irish couldn't lean on the shovels!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 09:37 AM (gwPgz)

54 Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions?
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 12, 2018 09:33 AM (sjdRT)
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I comment from my iPhone all the time with no problem. I usually use Brave, although I know I've commented with Safari. The most recent thing people had problems with was after a recent update, you had to go into settings and turn off smart-quote, but that wouldn't have been a problem 2 years ago.

Try the Brave browser maybe? Other than that, I got nothing.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 09:37 AM (kNasr)

55 I'll not be fornicating wit' a man who whistles a jaunty tune on the Sabbath!

Posted by: Just The Punchline at February 12, 2018 09:37 AM (QLvwG)

56 kicks my own rear to save you the trouble.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 09:37 AM (Z8j2x)

57 11 Interview with a German human rights activist. Read las line.
Rebecca, youve worked many years with refugees and immigrants, what influenced the change of your views?

Looking back through the years of repetitive experiences and myself in my work environment as a volunteer, I had to admit to myself that when it comes to Muslim refugees, they have grown up with completely different values, into which they have been brainwashed and are indoctrinated by Islam, and have no intention of adopting our values worse, they look at us, unbelievers with superiority and arrogance.
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2018 09:27 AM (BtQd4)

Better late than never for her, I guess, but it might be too late for Germany.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 09:37 AM (RD7QR)

58
Cathedral snipers are always in the organ loft.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2018 09:37 AM (BWL+E)

59 38 Technical question/problem here for the horde. For the last 2 years or so, I have been basically unable to comment on the blog using my iphones. 3 different iphones over that time. Safari and Chrome browsers - no difference. Seems to be completely independent of IP address. The error I get is a 500 Server Error. The only thing I have tried that made a very little difference was removing the ' from my nick. By doing that, comments post about 20% of the time.

Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions?
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 12, 2018 09:33 AM (sjdRT)

I only get that when I use voice dictation and I don't know why?

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 12, 2018 09:38 AM (dKiJG)

60 Pretty picture.

Posted by: Emily Nelson at February 12, 2018 09:38 AM (z3gg+)

61 Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 09:36 AM (Z8j2x)

It's o.k. I'm sorry that he was such a difficult person to deal with.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2018 09:38 AM (8+Ozj)

62
Yes, Auvers-sur-Oise is where Van Gogh lived for the last months of his life.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 09:39 AM (pNxlR)

63 That looks like the Addams Family house in color...you just KNOW Gomez & Morticia are hanging out in the living room with Thing.

Painting sort of looks more like a Monet...not that I ever was impressed with van Gogh (yeah, I know he was a master...but, to each his own taste.)

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at February 12, 2018 09:39 AM (lGLBx)

64 The perspective is flat. If that's how Vincent was seeing the world, no wonder he killed himself.

Posted by: huerfano at February 12, 2018 09:39 AM (EtMVh)

65 Here's a link to the translation of the whole interview rhennigantx mentioned above.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8n5rlgj

Posted by: bonhomme at February 12, 2018 09:39 AM (iv0p7)

66 sorry.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 09:40 AM (Z8j2x)

67 OT If there a feature on e-mail that makes you be able to tell that someone clicked on your e-mail. I guess so because somebody told me that. I find it off-putting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2018 09:40 AM (8+Ozj)

68 Technical question/problem here for the horde. For the last 2 years or so, I have been basically unable to comment on the blog using my iphones.

Go to Settings > General > Keyboard and turn off Smart Punctuation.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderbergs phone at February 12, 2018 09:40 AM (ApmG0)

69 Odd, but very interesting. It makes me think of a stained glass window with the saturated color and the odd perspectives that you see in those windows.

I like it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2018 09:41 AM (MIKMs)

70 House on the Haunted Hill. Morning.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 12, 2018 09:42 AM (70cRb)

71 the house down the lane.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 09:42 AM (Z8j2x)

72 Someone tell that nun to "Get Off My Lawn"

/The Vicar

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2018 09:43 AM (wPiJc)

73 >>>Technical question/problem here for the horde. For the last 2 years or so, I have been basically unable to comment on the blog using my iphones.

I have that problem intermittently. Sometimes I cant comment for a week or so. Then I can.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - NOW WITH VIP at February 12, 2018 09:43 AM (EeI6o)

74

I'd hit it....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 12, 2018 09:43 AM (mPeei)

75 Cathedral snipers are always in the organ loft.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2018 09:37 AM (BWL+E)


*gasp*
*dramatic chord*

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2018 09:44 AM (rnAwa)

76 There is
a house
in New Orleans
they call the Rising Sun

And it's been the ruin
of many a good man
and I
should know
I'm one

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2018 09:44 AM (/tuJf)

77 The Last House On The Left

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2018 09:45 AM (QLvwG)

78 It might not be a nun. It might just be a peasant woman and she's actually on the lane. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2018 09:45 AM (8+Ozj)

79 I'd hit it....

*hic*



Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 12, 2018 09:43 AM (mPeei)


Do you mean the pavement? Because I think I've seen that episode.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 12, 2018 09:46 AM (hLRSq)

80 77 The Last House On The Left
Posted by: Count de Monet

There's a bathroom on the right

Posted by: CCR at February 12, 2018 09:47 AM (FZYNt)

81 Van Gogh's work can't really be appreciated on a two dimensional video screen. I have seen three dimensional reproductions of his art, and it is much more powerful than what can be seen on a flat screen.

Posted by: An Observation at February 12, 2018 09:48 AM (zoFiL)

82 Technical question/problem here for the horde. For the last 2 years or so, I have been basically unable to comment on the blog using my iphones. 3 different iphones over that time. Safari and Chrome browsers - no difference. Seems to be completely independent of IP address. The error I get is a 500 Server Error. The only thing I have tried that made a very little difference was removing the ' from my nick. By doing that, comments post about 20% of the time.

Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions?
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 12, 2018 09:33 AM (sjdRT)

On my iPhone, I can't use any ' or " or any of those symbols or I get that message also...Not just when I copy and past them, but even if I type them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2018 09:48 AM (5y11N)

83 I kind of want to see a Van Gogh take on the Bates Motel.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 12, 2018 09:48 AM (tVWQB)

84 Must be hot....its melting

Posted by: A dude in MI at February 12, 2018 09:48 AM (CDETr)

85

Minus Leaves Zero - a limerick

Hey kids! Here's some mathematics fun
See that sister a-stroll in the sun?
If you start with a nun
And take away one
The result? You still would have none.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2018 09:48 AM (wPiJc)

86 Here is Van Gogh's own words about this painting:

https://tinyurl.com/y9pzjysj

About 1/2 way down. Start about note 8.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 09:48 AM (nwqNw)

87
/The Vicar

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2018 09:43 AM (wPiJc)


The Primate has to wait for The Morning Rant.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2018 09:49 AM (BWL+E)

88 Van Goghs technique was heavy impasto which I like a lot. It adds that literal 3d to his work.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 09:49 AM (wWJIH)

89 Now, if it has been St John Vianney who was the priest (but that's not the church he was at and he died in the 1840's) he wouldn't have any time to tell people to "get off the lawn", because at the end of his life so many people came to see him that he was spending about 18 hours hearing confessions. After that that he was probably too tired to talk to anyone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2018 09:51 AM (8+Ozj)

90 There was an impressionist exhibit here in Houston a few years back. Most of it was absolute crap. Then I walked past a Van Gogh and it stopped me in my tracks. Pictures of the painting never did that, but seeing the real McCoy was a whole new dimension. I must have stared at that painting for 20 minutes. To this day I still do not understand how a very detailed photograph misses everything that screams in the original.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at February 12, 2018 09:51 AM (JNTt1)

91 81 Van Gogh's work can't really be appreciated on a two dimensional video screen. I have seen three dimensional reproductions of his art, and it is much more powerful than what can be seen on a flat screen.
Posted by: An Observation at February 12, 2018 09:48 AM (zoFiL)

Seconded. And the colors on screen may not be correct. When you finally see a Van Gogh in person, get up real close and look at it from an angle.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 09:51 AM (nwqNw)

92 >>Van Gogh's work can't really be appreciated on a two dimensional video screen. I have seen three dimensional reproductions of his art, and it is much more powerful than what can be seen on a flat screen.


Visited Arles years ago and was surprised to see how colorful it is there. He used vivid paint colors, but he wasn't that far off sometimes - gorgeous blue skies, bright flowers, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 09:52 AM (W+vEI)

93 The House on Pooh Corner



(I can tell by all the Heffalump tracks in the foreground)

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2018 09:52 AM (wPiJc)

94 It would be interesting to figure out the piece of glass that would un-distort that painting. Something very regular about his pattern. Pretty cool, really.

Posted by: t-bird at February 12, 2018 09:52 AM (2z74n)

95


1313 Mockingbird Lane

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2018 09:52 AM (IqV8l)

96 I wa always amazed when visiting the Middle East for work, the incredible disdain they felt for Westerners. Amazing given that outside their manufactured cities was a return to the Stone Age.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 12, 2018 09:53 AM (AjNMO)

97 If you want blue, his Starry Night might be your choice.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 09:53 AM (wWJIH)

98 I love Van Gogh, mainly because of his use of color, but I would never hang one of his pieces in my home. I look at this one, for instance, and my first thought is "mental illness." I don't know enough about him to know if he was ill or not - but this seriously looks like 4th floor art therapy, but with better technique. I wouldn't be able to view it long term.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 09:54 AM (fD4nI)

99 ...he wouldn't have any time to tell people to "get off the lawn", because at the end of his life so many people came to see him that he was spending about 18 hours hearing confessions.

*****

It takes like what, three seconds to step to the window of the vicarage and holler that? I think he could have multi-tasked.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2018 09:54 AM (wPiJc)

100 Technical question/problem here for the horde. For the last 2 years or so, I have been basically unable to comment on the blog using my iphones. 3 different iphones over that time. Safari and Chrome browsers - no difference. Seems to be completely independent of IP address. The error I get is a 500 Server Error. The only thing I have tried that made a very little difference was removing the ' from my nick. By doing that, comments post about 20% of the time.

Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions?
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 12, 2018 09:33 AM (sjdRT)

On my iPhone, I can't use any ' or " or any of those symbols or I get that message also...Not just when I copy and past them, but even if I type them
===========

Same here. It's the punctuation as NGU said. I hate it and it sucks.

If you see apostrophes and quotes in my comments, it means I am at work.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 09:55 AM (vg8iE)

101 >>I wa always amazed when visiting the Middle East for work, the incredible disdain they felt for Westerners. Amazing given that outside their manufactured cities was a return to the Stone Age.


Heh, when I visited Dubai for work I witnessed incredible disdain from them for fellow ME'ers. For example, the way they talked about Pakistanis (big part of their labor force) was really bad.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 09:56 AM (W+vEI)

102 The manufactured cities that Westerners built.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 12, 2018 09:56 AM (M2Zoe)

103 The bell tower looks eary.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 12, 2018 09:56 AM (r9UYA)

104 97 If you want blue, his Starry Night might be your choice.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 09:53 AM (wWJIH)

It took me a long time to appreciate Starry Night. I do like it, but have never seen it in real life. It's a very sad, longing work of a man one year from suicide.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 09:57 AM (nwqNw)

105 but a perfect place for a snipers nest.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 12, 2018 09:57 AM (r9UYA)

106 "Bless you my child. Your penance will be 10 Hail Marys and uh, excuse me a second...Hey you, get off my lawn...and 2 Our Fathers."

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2018 09:57 AM (wPiJc)

107 to Vincent "this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you. . ."

and congratulations, thathalfrican!

when the days get to blending into the nights, and you're tired, remember

he's never been alone before; he's never been hungry before, and he's never been cold before.

what a blessing

to work i go--

Posted by: booknlass at February 12, 2018 09:58 AM (bjSMX)

108 101 >>I wa always amazed when visiting the Middle East for work, the incredible disdain they felt for Westerners. Amazing given that outside their manufactured cities was a return to the Stone Age.


Heh, when I visited Dubai for work I witnessed incredible disdain from them for fellow ME'ers. For example, the way they talked about Pakistanis (big part of their labor force) was really bad.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 09:56 AM (W+vEI)

Tribalism explains a lot about the Middle East. The nation-state is something Westerners imposed on an essentially tribal society.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 09:58 AM (RD7QR)

109 I tried to win the platinum membership with Ampersand and smartquote utility in the ont the other day but came up short. I just couldn't make it through all of the vijehos.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 12, 2018 09:58 AM (dnWSK)

110 Same here. It's the punctuation as NGU said. I hate it and it sucks.

If you see apostrophes and quotes in my comments, it means I am at work.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 09:55 AM (vg8iE)
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You guys really need to go into your Settings and turn off Smart Punctuation (under "Keyboards") as someone mentioned above. I did that when that update first came out and I've had no trouble at all since. And I comment from my phone a lot.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 09:59 AM (kNasr)

111 That building does not look up to code.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 12, 2018 09:59 AM (dnWSK)

112 It's a very sad, longing work of a man one year from suicide.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 09:57 AM (nwqNw)
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Ahhh - so mental illness was a factor to a certain degree then. I have never researched him - thanks for the info.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 09:59 AM (fD4nI)

113 109 I tried to win the platinum membership with Ampersand and smartquote utility in the ont the other day but came up short. I just couldn't make it through all of the vijehos.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 12, 2018 09:58 AM (dnWSK)

I'm still trying to get my damn tshirt.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 12, 2018 09:59 AM (tKW45)

114 And I comment from my phone a lot.



Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 09:59 AM (kNasr)
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I can't see well enough to do that. It amazes me that people can put in all those tiny little letters.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:00 AM (fD4nI)

115 >>> I love Van Gogh, mainly because of his use of color, but I would never hang one of his pieces in my home. I look at this one, for instance, and my first thought is "mental illness." I don't know enough about him to know if he was ill or not - but this seriously looks like 4th floor art therapy, but with better technique. I wouldn't be able to view it long term.

For years, my parents had a print of Van Gogh's Sunflowers. That might explain a few things.

Posted by: fluffy at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (cHbmY)

116 Ahhh. Georgie Soros bas got a butthurt

Soros hits back at 'toxic, personal criticism'...

In response, Soros hit back at what he described as "toxic, personal criticism" and dismissed accusations that his actions were "undermining democracy."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

117 I tried to win the platinum membership with Ampersand and smartquote utility in the ont the other day but came up short. I just couldn't make it through all of the vijehos.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 12, 2018 09:58 AM (dnWSK)
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Well, I watched them all and tried to claim my prize, but it turned out to be a cardboard membership spray-painted silver. I should have known better.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (kNasr)

118 You guys really need to go into your Settings and turn off Smart Punctuation (under "Keyboards") as someone mentioned above. I did that when that update first came out and I've had no trouble at all since. And I comment from my phone a lot.
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Thank you. I will try that.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (vg8iE)

119 For years, my parents had a print of Van Gogh's Sunflowers. That might explain a few things.



Posted by: fluffy at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (cHbmY)
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Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:02 AM (fD4nI)

120 Early version before Monster or TARDIS.

Posted by: DaveA at February 12, 2018 10:02 AM (FhXTo)

121 He took the brown acid.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:02 AM (VuJJJ)

122 Posted by: fluffy at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (cHbmY

I have an oil reproduction of Sunflowers hanging in my bedroom.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:02 AM (wWJIH)

123 116 Ahhh. Georgie Soros bas got a butthurt

Soros hits back at 'toxic, personal criticism'...

In response, Soros hit back at what he described as "toxic, personal criticism" and dismissed accusations that his actions were "undermining democracy."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

Oh for the love of God he's a multibillionaire, he's the last man who gets to use "Po', po' pitiful me."

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:03 AM (RD7QR)

124 He took the brown acid.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:02 AM (VuJJJ)

Actually absinthe.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:03 AM (wWJIH)

125 when it comes to Muslim refugees, they have grown up with completely different values, into which they have been brainwashed and are indoctrinated by Islam, and have no intention of adopting our values worse, they look at us, unbelievers with superiority and arrogance.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2018 09:27 AM (BtQd4)


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Christianity has the notion of righteous non-Christians (Rom 2), Judaism has the notion of a righteous gentile. Heck, even secularism has a (Pollyannish) view that all humans are the same and therefore "good" at heart.

But with Islam, even though non-Muslims help you because of their compassionate and superior culture, no, look down on them, hate them, take them for granted. Do not even consider being humbled in the face of such treatment and rethinking your worldview. "When I am stronger than you I take away your freedom, because that is according to my principles". Why would anyone want to surrender their freedom to people who are hardwired to think like that?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2018 10:03 AM (/qEW2)

126 Ahhh. Georgie Soros bas got a butthurt

Soros hits back at 'toxic, personal criticism'...

In response, Soros hit back at what he described as "toxic, personal criticism" and dismissed accusations that his actions were "undermining democracy."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

Oh for the love of God he's a multibillionaire, he's the last man who gets to use "Po', po' pitiful me."

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:03 AM (RD7QR)

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And I would hope, by the time one reaches his age, one is over that petty shit.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 10:03 AM (vg8iE)

127 The roofs appear to be melting.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 12, 2018 10:03 AM (r9UYA)

128 To Kris and the others,

Thanks for stressing how important it is to see Van Gogh's works in person. I may never get the chance (I generally avoid large cities where the galleries are) but knowing that will improve my appreciation of his paintings.

Posted by: JTB at February 12, 2018 10:03 AM (V+03K)

129 116 Ahhh. Georgie Soros bas got a butthurt

Soros hits back at 'toxic, personal criticism'...

In response, Soros hit back at what he described as "toxic, personal criticism" and dismissed accusations that his actions were "undermining democracy."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

He's a real-life Bond villain. Fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:04 AM (VuJJJ)

130 Ahhh. Georgie Soros bas got a butthurt

When someone gives him the full Louima with a Rodenator that will be sufficient for him.

Posted by: JEM at February 12, 2018 10:04 AM (U50PB)

131 124 He took the brown acid.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:02 AM (VuJJJ)

Actually absinthe.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:03 AM (wWJIH)

Green acid, then.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)

132 Why would anyone want to surrender their freedom to people who are hardwired to think like that?
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MUH DIVERSITY!!11!!!1!!!

Posted by: Leftists at February 12, 2018 10:05 AM (vg8iE)

133 Sorozzzzzz. Sorozzzzzz.

Posted by: J. Sessions at February 12, 2018 10:05 AM (r9UYA)

134 cool pic of the real one..

http://tinyurl.com/ybat6us5

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 12, 2018 10:05 AM (5tSKk)

135 I have that problem intermittently. Sometimes I cant comment for a week or so. Then I can.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - NOW WITH VIP at February 12, 2018 09:43 AM (EeI6o)


That is Pixy's jackass detector causing that. Unfortunately it only works intermittently.

Posted by: An Observation at February 12, 2018 10:06 AM (zoFiL)

136 17 Never did like Vincent van Gogh
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

The only things I liked about him were Don McClean's 'Vincent' and his left earlobe.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 12, 2018 10:07 AM (kfcYC)

137 Hey, I don't know much about art, but that painting up top looks an awful lot like van Gogh's work to me.



Gooood morning, America, how ah yez?

New moron c/o the halfrican. Yay!

Is the babe then... a quarterfrican? Or..? Never mind. (Heads back to coffee pot.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - specializing in obliquity and inanity at February 12, 2018 10:07 AM (n8pMb)

138 JTB, if you can down to the NGA, they have 6 Van Goghs on exhibit. My favorite one is "Roses." The colors really stand out when you are there looking at it, as others have noted above.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 10:08 AM (kNasr)

139 I am sitting at the doctors office getting annual physical. Paranoid about all the sick people germs around me with this flu crap going on.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:08 AM (wWJIH)

140 137 Hey, I don't know much about art, but that painting up top looks an awful lot like van Gogh's work to me.



Gooood morning, America, how ah yez?

New moron c/o the halfrican. Yay!

Is the babe then... a quarterfrican? Or..? Never mind. (Heads back to coffee pot.)
Posted by: mindful webworker - specializing in obliquity and inanity at February 12, 2018 10:07 AM (n8pMb)

Congratulations to That Halfrican! Get the kid a cardboard membership and a keyboard!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:08 AM (RD7QR)

141 88 Van Goghs technique was heavy impasto which I like a lot. It adds that literal 3d to his work.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 09:49 AM (wWJIH)

He glued macaroni to the canvas?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (VuJJJ)

142 139 I am sitting at the doctors office getting annual physical. Paranoid about all the sick people germs around me with this flu crap going on.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:08 AM (wWJIH)

Flamethrowers, it's your safest bet.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (72PAC)

143 131 124 He took the brown acid.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:02 AM (VuJJJ)

Actually absinthe.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:03 AM (wWJIH)

Green acid, then.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:05 AM (VuJJJ)

He also liked to eat his paints once in a while. No, I'm not kidding.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (nwqNw)

144 In response, Soros hit back at what he described as "toxic, personal criticism" and dismissed accusations that his actions were "undermining democracy."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)


========

Could he really be ignorant of how destructive his actions are? I guess it's the old paradox of someone who is very intelligent in their specialization, but incredibly dumb in another, even though it's much simpler. He's the gremlin tinkering with the airplane engine of democracy, but even the gremlin was smart enough to know that he was evil.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2018 10:10 AM (/qEW2)

145 He also liked to eat his paints once in a while. No, I'm not kidding.
Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (nwqNw)

Dude had issues.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:10 AM (VuJJJ)

146 Christianity has the notion of righteous non-Christians (Rom 2)
===========================


Righteous has a specific meaning, almost a legal one, so I would quibble with you on the use of that word, but I know generally what you are getting at, and you're correct.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (fD4nI)

147 Posted by: booknlass at February 12, 2018 09:58 AM (bjSMX)

That was a beautiful post!
Thanks for sharing that.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (gwPgz)

148 He also liked to eat his paints once in a while. No, I'm not kidding.
Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (nwqNw)



That's back when the paints were made of fun things like lead and arsenic, yes?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (mf5HN)

149 145 He also liked to eat his paints once in a while. No, I'm not kidding.
Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (nwqNw)

Paint paste.

Tomato Tamato.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (72PAC)

150 I am sitting at the doctors office getting annual
physical. Paranoid about all the sick people germs around me with this
flu crap going on.



Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:08 AM (wWJIH)



Flamethrowers, it's your safest bet.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (72PAC)

If none are handy, dunk yourself in Purell.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (QLvwG)

151 Dude had issues.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:10 AM (VuJJJ)


Well he was a ginger .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (wWJIH)

152 He also liked to eat his paints once in a while. No, I'm not kidding.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (nwqNw)
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As I said, 4th floor.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (fD4nI)

153 ALSO ALSO ALSO TWO DAYS UNTIL PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT AND NO I'M NOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS AT ALL WHY DO YOU ASK?

*quivers*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (mf5HN)

154 Gag. They're revealing SCOAMF's portrait. Done by an artist who according to Fox is known for his strong heroic depictions of blacks as Hero figures. Can't wait.

Oh, yes I can...

Posted by: RedDish on the table...err tablet at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (Qk+aA)

155 In response, Soros hit back at what he described as "toxic, personal criticism" and dismissed accusations that his actions were "undermining democracy."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

George Soros is a real-world Bond villain without the charm of the film versions.

Posted by: troyriser at February 12, 2018 10:12 AM (K8f5g)

156 136 17 Never did like Vincent van Gogh
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

The only things I liked about him were Don McClean's 'Vincent' and his left earlobe.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 12, 2018 10:07 AM (kfcYC)

In a class about imagery, our teacher played that song and showed images of Van Gogh paintings that matched up to the lyrics. We were then assigned to interpret a similar song. I got "Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkle. I loved that class.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:12 AM (nwqNw)

157 The insanity is just below the surface
God, I love Van Gogh
I wish I could have met him

Posted by: Gaius Juilius Caesar at February 12, 2018 10:12 AM (FTPVM)

158 Gag. They're revealing SCOAMF's portrait. Done by
an artist who according to Fox is known for his strong heroic
depictions of blacks as Hero figures. Can't wait.



Oh, yes I can...

Posted by: RedDish on the table...err tablet at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (Qk+aA)

How many halos?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2018 10:13 AM (QLvwG)

159
I have an oil reproduction of Sunflowers hanging in my bedroom.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:02 AM (wWJIH)


Not the original?
*sniffs snootily*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2018 10:13 AM (BWL+E)

160 Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:08 AM (wWJIH)


yeah, bad timing dude

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:13 AM (hMwEB)

161 ALSO ALSO ALSO TWO DAYS UNTIL PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT AND NO I'M NOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS AT ALL WHY DO YOU ASK?



*quivers*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (mf5HN)
===============

This This This and we got Darvish!!!

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (fD4nI)

162 Ye gads. Moochelle's portrait.....

Looks like something a 9th grader painted.

And Mooch just said, as she looked at it: "Let's just take it all in."

Um, no.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (ptqGC)

163
Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions?
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 12, 2018 09:33 AM (sjdRT)


What bluebell said in #110

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (pNxlR)

164 >>> George Soros is a real-world Bond villain without the charm of the film versions.

Skin-bag full of demons.

Posted by: fluffy at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (cHbmY)

165 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2018 10:13 AM (BWL+E)

That would have been double funny if you had socked Moo Moo.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (wWJIH)

166 153 ALSO ALSO ALSO TWO DAYS UNTIL PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT AND NO I'M NOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS AT ALL WHY DO YOU ASK?

*quivers*
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (mf5HN)

The Mets officially start today.

Three pitchers already had their arms amputated.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (72PAC)

167 God, I love Van Gogh
I wish I could have met him

Posted by: Gaius Juilius Caesar at February 12, 2018 10:12 AM (FTPVM)

A wee bit before your time...

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (hMwEB)

168 Off paste eating sock.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (72PAC)

169 Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions?

I have had this problem regularly on both my iPhone and iPad. I just turned off smart punctuation on both, so here is a test to see if it worked...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 12, 2018 10:15 AM (0Le4j)

170 The Mets officially start today.

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Started today, and 8 games back.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:15 AM (fD4nI)

171 153 ALSO ALSO ALSO TWO DAYS UNTIL PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT AND NO I'M NOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS AT ALL WHY DO YOU ASK?

--------

Chief Wahoo is waiting.

Posted by: SH at February 12, 2018 10:16 AM (sX1BW)

172 Nice little trees.

Weird cottage, though.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:16 AM (CPk08)

173 He also liked to eat his paints once in a while.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (nwqNw)

Heavy metal poisoning...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2018 10:16 AM (wYseH)

174 Started today, and 8 games back.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:15 AM (fD4nI)

But only 6 back of a wild card!

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 12, 2018 10:17 AM (72PAC)

175 Quit fucking looking at me!!

Posted by: Vincent "Vinnie" Van Gogh at February 12, 2018 10:17 AM (FTPVM)

176
144 In response, Soros hit back at what he described as "toxic, personal criticism" and dismissed accusations that his actions were "undermining democracy."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

========

Could he really be ignorant of how destructive his actions are?


He willingly assisted the Nazis in persecuting his fellow Jews.

He is evil itself.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:17 AM (pNxlR)

177 This This This and we got Darvish!!!
Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (fD4nI)



*pauses momentarily from sticking pins into Darvish doll*

Oh. Really? I hadn't noticed.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 10:17 AM (mf5HN)

178 ALSO ALSO ALSO TWO DAYS UNTIL PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT AND NO I'M NOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS AT ALL WHY DO YOU ASK?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 12, 2018 10:11 AM (mf5HN)

Young lady, they report tomorrow.

Oh...wait...you aren't a Yankees fan! You will have to wait an extra day!

Too bad.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2018 10:17 AM (wYseH)

179 speaking of iphones , is this 11.2.5 update safe ?

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:18 AM (hMwEB)

180 we got Darvish!!!


Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (fD4nI)

And you are happy about that?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2018 10:18 AM (wYseH)

181 *sits back to watch raptor release*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:18 AM (ptqGC)

182
I have had this problem regularly on both my iPhone and iPad. I just turned off smart punctuation on both, so here is a test to see if it worked...
Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 12, 2018 10:15 AM (0Le4j)


Include a ' or a " to really test it (although you did use three periods for the ellipsis, I see) ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:19 AM (pNxlR)

183 Two days Ragebunny! WooHoo!!!
Go Mariners!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2018 10:19 AM (0tfLf)

184 Never really cared for Van Gogh. Even if The Doctor does live him.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at February 12, 2018 10:19 AM (jHfhV)

185 Begun, the baseball wars have.

(Phillies prepare for another rebuilding year. Sigh.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:19 AM (RD7QR)

186 Out the Cleveland Indians , in the Cleveland Spiders

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at February 12, 2018 10:20 AM (bML9A)

187 And you are happy about that?




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2018 10:18 AM (wYseH)
================

I would have preferred keeping Arrieta but what can you do?

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:20 AM (fD4nI)

188
174 Started today, and 8 games back.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:15 AM (fD4nI)


Could be worse - could have been mathematically eliminated after the opening game.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:20 AM (pNxlR)

189 @158...I got 6 halos in the office pool. Haven't seen it yet. Good, my breakfast is still digesting.

Guess they're unveiling Moochs as well. She is wearing a black taffeta toga sort of thing. In real life, haven't seen the portrait.

Such fashion sense....
/do I really need this?

Posted by: RedDish on the table...err tablet at February 12, 2018 10:21 AM (Qk+aA)

190 179 speaking of iphones , is this 11.2.5 update safe ?
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:18 AM (hMwEB)

I've got it. No problems so far.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:21 AM (RD7QR)

191 Ahh... much better. Now, can someone tell me how to make italics? Then my life would be complete.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 12, 2018 10:21 AM (0Le4j)

192 165 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2018 10:13 AM (BWL+E)

That would have been double funny if you had socked Moo Moo.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (wWJIH)

He has a fleet of G5s just to transport his original artwork collection between his Malibu beach house and his Manhattan penthouse when he goes there on weekends, when he's not skiing at his private lodge in Aspen or sunning himself on his private island in the Bahamas.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:21 AM (VuJJJ)

193 179 speaking of iphones , is this 11.2.5 update safe ?

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:18 AM (hMwEB)

Yes, in fact, it will make your phone waterproof

Posted by: Lord Culvert at February 12, 2018 10:21 AM (gao5x)

194 oh yuck, Moochelle on Fox now. Official portrait of Barky and Wookie. I wonder who the guy dressed like Spike Jones is

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:22 AM (ILitO)

195 185 Begun, the baseball wars have.

(Phillies prepare for another rebuilding year. Sigh.)
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:19 AM (RD7QR)

They deserve a break after winning the Super Bowl.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:22 AM (VuJJJ)

196 "Real test'

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 12, 2018 10:22 AM (0Le4j)

197 votermom, I did that update a few days ago, and haven't had any problems.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 10:22 AM (kNasr)

198 In a class about imagery, our teacher played that song and showed images of Van Gogh paintings that matched up to the lyrics. We were then assigned to interpret a similar song. I got "Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkle. I loved that class.
Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:12 AM (nwqNw)


I would have shot myself. No offense, it is a source of perpetual amazement to me how different people can have such widely varying visceral responses to the same music or art. At my age, I shouldn't be surprised, but there you are.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (CPk08)

199 oh yuck, Moochelle on Fox now. Official portrait of Barky and Wookie. I wonder who the guy dressed like Spike Jones is


Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:22 AM (ILitO)


Her portrait looked terrible. Did you hear her say, "Let's just take it all in"?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (ptqGC)

200 An ex-boyfriend gave me a lovely reproduction of Van Gogh's sunflowers when we were dating. Always loved that painting.

Posted by: IC at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (a0IVu)

201 196 "Real test'
Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 12, 2018 10:22 AM (0Le4j)

"Real 'F'"

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (VuJJJ)

202 They deserve a break after winning the Super Bowl.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:22 AM (VuJJJ)

got to get some infrastructure $$ to repair the damage before the next riot

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (hMwEB)

203 "What does Spring Training mean to you, grammie?"


I have made it through most of winter without dying of death.


There will be sunshine.


The depression will lessen.


Their will be happiness, tears, hot dogs, arguments and God's green earth.


There will be ivy.


I can share all of this with the urchins. God is good. Baseball is proof.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (fD4nI)

204 26 I got to see some Van Gogh's in person and they have a almost 3D quality to them because he used soo much paint
-------------------
True. They also project a 'I'm not quite right' vibe as well.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (YV+SU)

205 185. this a.m. the guy who served breakfast wore a Phillies cap. I thought that was nice since everything is Eagles lately.

Posted by: kallisto at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (NVmJr)

206
179 speaking of iphones , is this 11.2.5 update safe ?
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:18 AM (hMwEB)


I am on it and no problems so far. Of course, there could well be an Alaskan Pipeline volume datapipe to Apple buried within it of which I know nothing ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:24 AM (pNxlR)

207 Her portrait looked terrible. Did you hear her say, "Let's just take it all in"?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (ptqGC)

Because she looks terrible. You can't gild a wookiee.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:24 AM (VuJJJ)

208
we got Darvish!!!

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:14 AM (fD4nI)


As an Astros fan, here's hoping for a Chicago-Houston World Series.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2018 10:24 AM (BWL+E)

209 True. They also project a 'I'm not quite right' vibe as well.
Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (YV+SU)


Filed under "wild understatement".....

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:24 AM (CPk08)

210 thanks guys
I'm always the last kid on the block to update

No, I'm not paranoid, who told you I was? Was it my doctor?

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:25 AM (hMwEB)

211 I'm not crazy about his style. Simplistic, crudely drawn. His "dash" style can work as in the starry night, but here it's kind of meh.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2018 10:25 AM (/qEW2)

212 202 They deserve a break after winning the Super Bowl.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:22 AM (VuJJJ)

got to get some infrastructure $$ to repair the damage before the next riot
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:23 AM (hMwEB)

Crisco and light poles ain't cheap, you know!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:25 AM (RD7QR)

213 Could be worse - could have been mathematically eliminated after the opening game.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:20 AM (pNxlR)
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I think that happened to the Cubs in '73

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:25 AM (fD4nI)

214 http://bit.ly/2H8Ohd7
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EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner Kept Laptops Open Around Sex Worker He Was Seeing Regularly for Nearly Two Years
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GOOD LORD

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:26 AM (y3aQB)

215 They've shown the portraits? Glad I missed it. Maybe Trump can hang them by the backdoor Barky had the Dalai Lama leave

Posted by: RedDish on the table...err tablet at February 12, 2018 10:26 AM (Qk+aA)

216 Regarding technical issues, I have trouble posting on my iPad when I use contractions.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at February 12, 2018 10:26 AM (jHfhV)

217 216 see comment 110

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:27 AM (hMwEB)

218 As an Astros fan, here's hoping for a Chicago-Houston World Series.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2018 10:24 AM (BWL+E)
====================

My granddaughter asked me on the way to school - "Grammie, are we going to win the World Series again? It was so fun last time!"

I didn't want to break her heart so I lied.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:27 AM (fD4nI)

219 214 http://bit.ly/2H8Ohd7
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EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner Kept Laptops Open Around Sex Worker He Was Seeing Regularly for Nearly Two Years
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GOOD LORD
Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:26 AM (y3aQB)

Huma had to know. Plus the Russians regularly use whores for such occasions. There's no telling what was given away.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:28 AM (RD7QR)

220 http://bit.ly/2H6ehWG
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Grassley Hammers Adam Schiff For Claiming Steele Criminal Referral Undermines Mueller Witch Hunt

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:28 AM (y3aQB)

221 So a little anectode somewhat related to the Rob Porter story

I'm an executive member of a small non profit and it was time to name our Man of the Year and tradition had it that we nominated the past president for the award.

Well another executive on the board is in court for a parking ticket and sees the honoree in court with a lawyer on a matter seemingly related to a restraining order. Short of asking the honoree directly what was the nature of the case, we asked the county clerk under FOIA the nature of any charges against the honoree. They acknowledged that there was a case open of some nature, but said they could not disclose any details of the case.

All we had was local gossip of people telling us they could not support our organization if we were going to give the award to an abuser. We as a board ended up voting to rescind the award. I abstained from the vote feeling I had zero evidence of what this guy was accused of aside from gossip and rumor.

So as I hear of the Portman case, I wonder if the FBI and Kelly had more info on him than my anecdotal story ? I cant blame them for their inaction if they also were given no evidence by the court system.

Posted by: McCool at February 12, 2018 10:28 AM (WXSv6)

222 OH MY GAWD...

these portraits are hilarious

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:29 AM (ILitO)

223 Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:28 AM (RD7QR)
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well considering that Huma is FAB's significant other, I don't think she cared what Carlos Danger was doing

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:29 AM (y3aQB)

224 173 He also liked to eat his paints once in a while.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:09 AM (nwqNw)

Heavy metal poisoning...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2018 10:16 AM

LOL. If artists didn't have their "quirks", would art history be as interesting? In some cases, it's the weirdness that keeps me coming back because the artwork sucks.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2018 10:30 AM (nwqNw)

225 Oh holy fuck, they just showed them. Is that a field of marijuana Barky is in? Those better not go in my White House!

Posted by: RedDish on the table...err tablet at February 12, 2018 10:30 AM (Qk+aA)

226 I have had this problem regularly on both my iPhone and iPad. I just turned off smart punctuation on both, so here is a test to see if it worked...
Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 12, 2018 10:15 AM (0Le4j)

Include a ' or a " to really test it (although you did use three periods for the ellipsis, I see) ...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot



Turning off Smart Punctuation should fix it. I had the same problems until someone here suggested it. No problems since.
Morning all. Moving slow.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2018 10:30 AM (TAu/7)

227 now I want a link to the portraits

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:31 AM (hMwEB)

228 Now, can someone tell me how to make italics?

Surround the text you want italicized with [ i ]your text here[ /i ] except omit the spaces inside the brackets. Similarly, use b for bold or s for strike-through.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderbergs phone at February 12, 2018 10:31 AM (ApmG0)

229 Why don't you post one of Maya Angelou's masterful paintings, you racists!?

Posted by: Joy 'McWokerperson' Reid at February 12, 2018 10:31 AM (g/z6P)

230 I was out running through the village of Auvers-Sur-Oise a couple years ago. The church is right across the river and there is a little country road that leaves the village and climbs up a little hill through some woods from the church. I decided to run up the hill. The road gets to the top of the river bluff and opens up in to some large beautiful fields. Off in the distance is a walled cemetery. I ran through the fields and could resist entering the cemetery. There, in the midst of those beautiful fields under a brilliant blue French sky, was the grave of Vincent Van Gogh. He has the piece that apparently eluded him for much of his life.

Posted by: Tom at February 12, 2018 10:31 AM (9bt38)

231 Because she looks terrible. You can't gild a wookiee.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:24 AM (VuJJJ)


The paint makes the fur all matted.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 12, 2018 10:31 AM (hLRSq)

232 uh... uh... uh...


you can tell Barky only has notes to read from.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:32 AM (ILitO)

233 http://bit.ly/2H8hJA7
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UK govt to meet Oxfam Monday over Haiti prostitutes probe
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PHRASING

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:32 AM (y3aQB)

234 Cerulean

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2018 10:33 AM (+lOpA)

235 http://bit.ly/2H8BTdf
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White House: Democratic Memo 'Does Not Keep American Lives Safe'

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:33 AM (y3aQB)

236 234 Cerulean
Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2018 10:33 AM (+lOpA)

Gesundheit.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:33 AM (RD7QR)

237 now I want a link to the portraits



me too

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:34 AM (fD4nI)

238 Vincent van Gogh...aka...Vinnie da Brush.
Not one of his better works.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2018 10:34 AM (0tfLf)

239 Sex worker, Anthony Weiner. Tough day at the office.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 12, 2018 10:34 AM (AjNMO)

240 229. maybe CBD could post some artist like Romare Bearden during Black History Month.

Posted by: kallisto at February 12, 2018 10:34 AM (NVmJr)

241 Catholic midwife in Scotland forced to retire for refusing to supervise abortions.

Delivered 5,000 babies over several decades, but she will not bend the knee to the cult of Moloch

http://tinyurl.com/yax5nzq5

Posted by: McCool at February 12, 2018 10:34 AM (WXSv6)

242 222 OH MY GAWD...

these portraits are hilarious
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:29 AM (ILitO)


I'd use the term "retarded", myself. But I'm racist.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:35 AM (CPk08)

243 Sorry, I have to wait for the eye bleach to dissipate...

Posted by: RedDish on the table...err tablet at February 12, 2018 10:35 AM (Qk+aA)

244 All I can find is a live feed of Soetero yammering

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:35 AM (fD4nI)

245 MUSIC 50 mins ago
Legendary singer Vic Damone dies at age 89

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGNY34pRCKY

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2018 10:35 AM (5y11N)

246
Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 12, 2018 10:21 AM (0Le4j)


You need to put an opening string consisting of a "[", a single character and a "]" at the start of the text you wish to italicize with no quote marks and no spaces between them.

You need to put an closing string consisting of a "[", a "/", a single character and a "]" at the end of the text you wish to italicize with no quote marks and no spaces between them.

The special characters are "b" for bold, "i" for italicize, "s" for strikethrough and "u" for underline.

A word to the wise: include all four closing sequences at the end of your nickname if you intend to engage in using these tags often. The Barrel eagerly welcomes those who do not take this precaution.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:36 AM (pNxlR)

247 http://bit.ly/2H7Ih4q
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Reince Priebus: 'People Like Me Were Wrong' About Trump

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:36 AM (y3aQB)

248 my God, he is boring.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:36 AM (ILitO)

249 Gesundheit.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:33 AM (RD7QR)



thx

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2018 10:36 AM (+lOpA)

250 Surround the text you want italicized with [ i ]your text here[ /i ] except omit the spaces inside the brackets. Similarly, use b for bold or s for strike-through.
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[testing/I]

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 10:36 AM (YV+SU)

251 https://tinyurl.com/y9sgxowa and scroll back in time.

"horrendous" is another term for them.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:36 AM (CPk08)

252 250 Surround the text you want italicized with [ i ]your text here[ /i ] except omit the spaces inside the brackets. Similarly, use b for bold or s for strike-through.
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[testing/I]
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testing[I/]

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 10:37 AM (YV+SU)

253 219 214 http://bit.ly/2H8Ohd7
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EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner Kept Laptops Open Around Sex Worker He Was Seeing Regularly for Nearly Two Years
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GOOD LORD
Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:26 AM (y3aQB)

Huma had to know. Plus the Russians regularly use whores for such occasions. There's no telling what was given away.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:28 AM (RD7QR)

I'll bet he didn't cover up the camera with duct tape. Who's ready for a Carlos Danger sex tape to leak?

Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2018 10:37 AM (7HtZB)

254
252 250 Surround the text you want italicized with [ i ]your text here[ /i ] except omit the spaces inside the brackets. Similarly, use b for bold or s for strike-through.
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[testing/I]
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testing[I/]
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testing

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 10:37 AM (YV+SU)

255 Huma must not be all that. At all.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2018 10:38 AM (+lOpA)

256
There, in the midst of those beautiful fields under a brilliant blue French sky, was the grave of Vincent Van Gogh. He has the piece that apparently eluded him for much of his life.


His brother Theo is buried next to him.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:38 AM (pNxlR)

257 [testing/I]

The text does not go inside the brackets, only the i. And it must be lowercase.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderbergs phone at February 12, 2018 10:38 AM (ApmG0)

258 I'll bet he didn't cover up the camera with duct tape. Who's ready for a Carlos Danger sex tape to leak?
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Considering the age range of his other interests, it'll probably be illegal to watch it

Posted by: Methos at February 12, 2018 10:38 AM (XQvuQ)

259 If the WH oval office decor or the Presidential Library designs didn't convince you, the Potraits should confirm one thing:

The Obamas (and Liberals) love Post-Modernist art, and confirm that they lack a modicum of taste.

>And stating BO & Me-chelle saying "I don't like pictures of myself" confirm they lack honesty and humbleness.

Posted by: Do Russian Bots Dream of Cybernetic Sheep? at February 12, 2018 10:38 AM (ce4vQ)

260 bold
italic
strikethrough

It's so easy even I can do it!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:39 AM (VuJJJ)

261 254
252 250 Surround the text you want italicized with [ i ]your text here[ /i ] except omit the spaces inside the brackets. Similarly, use b for bold or s for strike-through.
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[testing/I]
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testing[I/]
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testing
Posted by: Puddin Head at February 12, 2018 10:37 AM (YV+SU)


You risk making people testy.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:39 AM (CPk08)

262 241

prayers for her

sickening NHS

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2018 10:39 AM (hMwEB)

263 Huma must not be all that. At all.
Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2018 10:38 AM (+lOpA)
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FAB thinks so

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:39 AM (y3aQB)

264 She is taking the path more traveled...doom,gloom and ear severance awaits...don't trip on the wobbly cobbles dear.

Posted by: saf at February 12, 2018 10:39 AM (cS/ge)

265 Never did like Vincent van Gogh

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The first time I became aware that van Gogh existed was when I watched the movie The Night of the Generals in which Nazi war criminal and serial sex murderer Peter O'Toole is driven mad by looking at van Gogh's self portrait.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:39 AM (+y/Ru)

266 I missed Barry's portrait. Moochelle's was horrible. Hehehehehehehe

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:40 AM (ptqGC)

267 An initial probe into the downing of an Israeli F-16i jet on Saturday found that the altitude at which the plane was flying made it more vulnerable than the other eight planes flying in the formation.

According to a report by Yediot Aharonot, the plane was flying at a height of 10,000 feet when the Syrian anti-aircraft missile exploded near the plane. Shrapnel penetrated the cockpit and caused serious injury to the pilot, who nonetheless initiated the evacuation procedure with his navigator almost immediately.

The jet was part of a two four-plane formation that was taking part in retaliatory airstrikes following the infiltration of an advanced Iranian drone into Israeli airspace early Saturday morning.

During the operation, around 20 Syrian anti-aircraft missiles were fired at the Israeli jets and one locked onto a second plane in the formation. Unlike the first jet which was hit, the second plane was able to evade the missile.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2018 10:41 AM (5y11N)

268 242 222 OH MY GAWD...

these portraits are hilarious
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:29 AM (ILitO)

I'd use the term "retarded", myself. But I'm racist.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:35 AM (CPk0
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The Michelle Obama portrait is fine.

Barack's portrait: Of the man himself, fine.

The background? First thing that came to mind was "wall flower".

Don't know why because he's anything but.

Posted by: WisRich at February 12, 2018 10:42 AM (G0vdT)

269 251: Hilarious!

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 10:42 AM (5gaNQ)

270 The barrel is still and silent, but it is awake.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2018 10:42 AM (rnAwa)

271 232 uh... uh... uh...


you can tell Barky only has notes to read from.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:32 AM (ILitO)

TFG is not very intelligent at all. He is, however, vain, venal and vicious.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:42 AM (VuJJJ)

272 The same MFM that told us for eight years that Moochelle Obama was the most beautiful, glamorous FLOTUS evah! is telling us that the evil Nork bitch is gorgeous.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:43 AM (ptqGC)

273 266 I missed Barry's portrait. Moochelle's was horrible. Hehehehehehehe
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:40 AM (ptqGC)


If you scroll back on the live feed you'll find it. It looks like a talented Grade 10 art portrait that has had tabouleh dumped on it. And the boring twat in chief just goes on and on about himself, and the retard syncophants applaud.

Gawd.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:43 AM (CPk08)

274 van gogh is a ginger, just sayin.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2018 10:43 AM (Z8j2x)

275 He has the piece that apparently eluded him for much of his life.

Posted by: Tom at February 12, 2018 10:31 AM (9bt3


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They got his ear back and buried him with it?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2018 10:43 AM (/qEW2)

276 The portraits look like old 1970s junk art

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (5gaNQ)

277 If you scroll back on the live feed you'll find it. It looks like a talented Grade 10 art portrait that has had tabouleh dumped on it. And the boring twat in chief just goes on and on about himself, and the retard syncophants applaud.

Gawd.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:43 AM (CPk0

In the land of the imbeciles, the man with the 100 IQ is king.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (VuJJJ)

278
The portraits look like old 1970s junk art

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (5gaNQ)


Suitable for two Chi-town grifters.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (ptqGC)

279 uh... uh... uh...


you can tell Barky only has notes to read from.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:32 AM (ILitO)

TFG is not very intelligent at all. He is, however, vain, venal and vicious.
Posted by: Insomniac



So much for articulate.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (TAu/7)

280 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:39 AM (+y/Ru)

That was a pretty good movie.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (hLRSq)

281

Vincent Van Gopher

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (IqV8l)

282 https://tinyurl.com/y9sgxowa and scroll back in time.

"horrendous" is another term for them.

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I see Barky and the Mooch have been invited to Prince Harry's wedding.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (+y/Ru)

283 The text does not go inside the brackets, only the i. And it must be lowercase.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderbergs phone at February 12, 2018 10:38 AM (ApmG0)



Hah! You're WRONG. The "I" doesn't have to be lower case. I use capital I's ALL THE TIME. CAPITAL I CAPITAL I CAPITAL I .

This is how awful rumors get started. Sheesh.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (9SkN+)

284
A few words on The First Grifters' official portraits ...

Hundreds Injured as Circus Tent Collapses and Frightened Animals Stampeded


Collage: Idiot on Fauna-Themed Wallpaper

... this concludes a few words on The Grifters' official portraits.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:45 AM (pNxlR)

285 That's supposed to be Michelle Obama? Where'd she get the Rita Hayworth hair? Or maybe it's Farrah Fawcett. It sure isn't hers.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:46 AM (fD4nI)

286 His brother Theo is buried next to him.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:38 AM (pNxlR)


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I wonder how Van Gogh would have reacted to the fact that his great grandnephew would be murdered by a Muzzie, due to his country's mania for importing them. Maybe he was so crazy he wouldn't care, or would think it was a good thing.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2018 10:46 AM (/qEW2)

287 http://bit.ly/2H7UN43
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Hillary Lashes Out at Trump for 'Abuse of Power,' Warns Him Not to Prosecute Her

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:47 AM (y3aQB)

288 Is Monday again already? Ugh.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 12, 2018 10:47 AM (zRZaJ)

289
I see Barky and the Mooch have been invited to Prince Harry's wedding.


Grifters gonna grift ...

"It's what we do!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 10:47 AM (pNxlR)

290 I don't consider Van Gogh to belong to any particular school of art; he's just crazy.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 12, 2018 10:47 AM (QUtQ6)

291 The op art dress is pretty bad in and of itself...the entire piece is reminiscent of 1970s Virginia Slims commercials. Just substitute Cheryl Tiegs

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 10:47 AM (5gaNQ)

292 you can tell Barky only has notes to read from.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:32 AM (ILitO)

TFG is not very intelligent at all. He is, however, vain, venal and vicious.
Posted by: Insomniac



So much for articulate.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (TAu/7)

If you go back and watch his stump speeches from his first campaign, he's a stuttering, stammering, nearly-aphasic clownass when he's not glued to a teleprompter. He never really improved from there either.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:47 AM (VuJJJ)

293 I see Barky and the Mooch have been invited to Prince Harry's wedding.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (+y/Ru)


May they have a safe journey there, and may they enjoy themselves so much that they prolong their stay indefinitely.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:47 AM (CPk08)

294 Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:46 AM (fD4nI)
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Reggie's Wig?

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:48 AM (y3aQB)

295 285: We rarely see hers, she wears a lot of wigs

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 10:48 AM (5gaNQ)

296 May they have a safe journey there, and may they enjoy themselves so much that they prolong their stay indefinitely."

And Bless their hearts...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2018 10:48 AM (7LY+6)

297 So as I hear of the Portman case, I wonder if the FBI and Kelly had more info on him than my anecdotal story ? I cant blame them for their inaction if they also were given no evidence by the court system.

Posted by: McCool at February 12, 2018 10:28 AM (WXSv6)


Gentlemen, you ask for a scandal, I give you the F. B. I.

Porter and Sorenson are collateral damage. Both deny the allegations made against them. But the FBI has all sorts of info from their background checks. And suddenly it is in the public.

I don't think that the FBI presents all the info to the WH and say "you decide how you want to treat it." They adjudicate clearances. They look at all the information and decide whether the clearance should be granted.



Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2018 10:48 AM (Z5y53)

298 Shouldn't Barry's portrait have been made in a grotto with crunchy figs?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:48 AM (ptqGC)

299 maybe CBD could post some artist like Romare Bearden during Black History Month.

Posted by: kallisto at February 12, 2018 10:34 AM (NVmJr)

Well...CBD is a bit of an asshole and doesn't like being told what to do. And Bearden sucks donkey dick.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2018 10:48 AM (wYseH)

300 Hers is just shitty. Really fucking shitty. Looks like a child painted it or that woman who fucked up the fresco in Spain. This is really shitty. I would be personally embarrassed.

His is, for the lack of a better word, queer. I mean, what the hell is that? It's certainly not Presidential. Again, it looks like a child did it.

They should both be really, really embarrassed and I bet they are, but they can never say it.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 10:48 AM (vg8iE)

301 Who's the little guy in the windowpane suit, crying over Michelle?

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:48 AM (fD4nI)

302 You know who painted buildings better?

Posted by: RioBravo at February 12, 2018 10:49 AM (giT7q)

303 In case anyone cares:

"The flowers seen in the background of the former president's portrait do have symbolic meanings. The chrysanthemums are the official flower of Chicago, he Obama began his political career. His childhood home of Hawaii is represented through jasmine, and African blue lilies serve as a nod to his late Kenyan-born father, Barack Obama, Sr."

Posted by: WisRich at February 12, 2018 10:49 AM (G0vdT)

304 283 Hah! You're WRONG. The "I" doesn't have to be lower case. I use capital I's ALL THE TIME. CAPITAL I CAPITAL I CAPITAL I .

We all live in a capital I
in the middle of the desert
in the center of the sky
and all day long we polish up the I
to keep it nice and shiny
as it brightens up the sky

Posted by: The letter I and the number 3 and 7 at February 12, 2018 10:50 AM (v3pYe)

305 Hah! You're WRONG. The "I" doesn't have to be lower case. I use capital I's ALL THE TIME. CAPITAL I CAPITAL I CAPITAL I .

This is how awful rumors get started. Sheesh.


Conceded. But it would have been funnier if you had ended with an unclosed tag.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderbergs phone at February 12, 2018 10:50 AM (ApmG0)

306 It is with great sorrow and tribulation that I report that Vic Damone has died.

Out of respect of his untimely passing, the Family has ordered that today be marked as a national day of mourning.

There shall be a 24-hour moratorium on all thumb-breaking and knee-capping.

Posted by: Vito "Icepick" Sfogliatella at February 12, 2018 10:50 AM (MnkFD)

307 http://bit.ly/2HbotgK
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The 50 Most Influential and Most Listened-To Streaming Talk Show Hosts.
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Savage ahead of Rush?? UMMM?

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:50 AM (y3aQB)

308 303 In case anyone cares:

*flips WisRich a quarter*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:50 AM (VuJJJ)

309 "The flowers seen in the background of the former president's portrait do have symbolic meanings. The chrysanthemums are the official flower of Chicago, he Obama began his political career. His childhood home of Hawaii is represented through jasmine, and African blue lilies serve as a nod to his late Kenyan-born father, Barack Obama, Sr."
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They are not "in the background." The ARE the background. It looks like one of those coloring books where you lick the sticker and put it on the picture. His form in the chair being the sticker.

Weird.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 10:51 AM (vg8iE)

310 An official and accurate portrait of Gaylord Merkin Focker the Wurst is impossible unless it shows his nose angled back at least 45 degrees while a cigarette smolders in one palsied hand.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 12, 2018 10:52 AM (WZCz9)

311 and African blue lilies serve as a nod to his late Kenyan-born father, Barack Obama, Sr."

Posted by: WisRich at February 12, 2018 10:49 AM (G0vdT)
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oh for the love of pete. Which flower did they use for his racist white grandma who raised him - the one whose funeral he didn't attend?

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:52 AM (fD4nI)

312 test

Posted by: LASue at February 12, 2018 10:52 AM (hZ+us)

313 The erect cock in the background represents all the time TFG spent at Man's Country.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:52 AM (VuJJJ)

314 Stop. Barrel time!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:52 AM (VuJJJ)

315 Woohoo!

I mean woohoo!

Posted by: LASue at February 12, 2018 10:52 AM (hZ+us)

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:52 AM (VuJJJ)

317 Is Barky in a field of poison ivy?

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (5gaNQ)

318 I tried.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (VuJJJ)

319 cough

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (QQ+il)

320 these portraits are hilarious
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:29 AM (ILitO)



I don't understand why they have Barky sitting in a chair in the bushes. Is that a choom bush?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (9SkN+)

321 The person/people who painted those Obama portraits are the art equivalent of a South African sign language interpreter.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (tVWQB)

322 Chicago has an official flower? I thought it would be either dandelions or spent cartridges.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (RD7QR)

323 Crap. I closed it

Posted by: LASue at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (hZ+us)

324 LASue - the results of your test are in:

BARREL

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (Z5y53)

325 I don't understand why they have Barky sitting in a chair in the bushes. Is that a choom bush?
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"Trolling for cock in the bushes in Balboa Park at night"

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (vg8iE)

326 Huma must not be all that. At all.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2018 10:38 AM (+lOpA)
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FAB thinks so

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:39 AM (y3aQB)

If I were Carlos, I'd want a paternity test....that kid could be Hillary's.

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2018 10:54 AM (0+nbW)

327 "The flowers seen in the background of the former president's portrait do have symbolic meanings. The chrysanthemums are the official flower of Chicago, he Obama began his political career. His childhood home of Hawaii is represented through jasmine, and African blue lilies serve as a nod to his late Kenyan-born father, Barack Obama, Sr."

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And the rose represents his anus.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:54 AM (+y/Ru)

328 Chicago has an official flower? I thought it would be either dandelions or spent cartridges.
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What's that huge flower that smells like rotting meat when it blooms?

Yeah, that one.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 10:54 AM (vg8iE)

329 Chicago has an official flower?"

It's OUT?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2018 10:55 AM (7LY+6)

330 Really - I'd rather have Nude Dude On White Ottoman over either of those portraits.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 12, 2018 10:55 AM (tVWQB)

331 650 high school students participating in the Kentucky State Choir Finals sing the national anthem from the balconies in their hotel:

https://tinyurl.com/yax3ll2u

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 12, 2018 10:55 AM (398bZ)

332 I think Huma was watching - with Hilary

Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2018 10:56 AM (yM/Yl)

333 I can find Michelle's picture, but not Soetero's.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 10:56 AM (fD4nI)

334 The op art dress is pretty bad in and of itself...the entire piece is reminiscent of 1970s Virginia Slims commercials. Just substitute Cheryl Tiegs


PLEASE substitute Cheryl Tiegs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 10:56 AM (9SkN+)

335 330 Really - I'd rather have Nude Dude On White Ottoman over either of those portraits.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 12, 2018 10:55 AM (tVWQB)

Careful, you could get nude Michelle on white ottoman, and THEN where would you be?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:57 AM (RD7QR)

336 Well the Obama portraits are really fing big.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 12, 2018 10:57 AM (aVYsC)

337 I don't understand why they have Barky sitting in a chair in the bushes. Is that a choom bush?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 10:53 AM (9SkN+)


He's sitting in a bush because he's a boring sanctmonious twat.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:57 AM (CPk08)

338

Vic Damone is mort.

Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 12, 2018 10:58 AM (D7P92)

339 actually, and I might be wrong, but if I recall correctly:
tags in html4 can be upper or lower case
tags in html5 must be lower case

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 12, 2018 10:58 AM (ILitO)

340 332 I think Huma was watching - with Hilary
Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2018 10:56 AM (yM/Yl)

My sick mind tried to run with that but even it has limits.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 10:58 AM (RD7QR)

341 I still love Mooch gazing at her horrible portrait, and telling the audience, "Let's just take it all in."

She's still as big as ass as ever.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 10:58 AM (ptqGC)

342 299. I haven't looked at Bearden's work in some time. If memory serves, it falls far short of the donkey cocksucking benchmark. But as one says in Arles: chacun a son gout.

Posted by: kallisto at February 12, 2018 10:59 AM (VLfxt)

343 POOP

Posted by: MAGA at February 12, 2018 10:59 AM (BQV0d)

344 336 Well the Obama portraits are really fing big.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 12, 2018 10:57 AM (aVYsC)


Big, acclaimed, and crap.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:59 AM (CPk08)

345 If I were Carlos, I'd want a paternity test....that kid could be Hillary's.
Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2018 10:54 AM (0+nbW)


That's impo.....


ya think?

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2018 10:59 AM (+lOpA)

346 Mooch's portrait looks like crap. I've seen better (or similar) at my kids' elementary school art show. As with everything else these assclowns do, it appears they just gave the job to someone totally unqualified and probably just jacked up the fee - a taxpayer-funded transfer of wealth to a friend.

But, since they look like shit, I guess it is true to life?

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 12, 2018 10:59 AM (a+WIL)

347 Legendary singer Vic Damone dies at age 89




Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2018 10:35 AM (5y11N)


Just heard from Charlie Daniels that Daryle Singletary has passed at age 46.
He and I used to joke about being each other's doppelgangers.

Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer at February 12, 2018 11:00 AM (uiwCw)

348 Jesus those are the most UNPRESIDENTIAL Portraits I ever saw

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2018 11:00 AM (5y11N)

349 Found both.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43036228


His is just - odd. Really really odd.


Hers is just a model the artist made up in her head, from 1969.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:00 AM (fD4nI)

350 Sir Barksalot in what professional photographers call "The taking a crap pose".

Posted by: An Observation at February 12, 2018 11:00 AM (zoFiL)

351 I just did a bold poop.

Posted by: MAGA at February 12, 2018 11:01 AM (BQV0d)

352 *looks at the Michelle portrait*

If it was gilded, one would have a very bad Klimt

But both do accurately portray something true, neither had any depth to them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 12, 2018 11:01 AM (WZCz9)

353 Those portrait's are hysterical - truly shows their utter lack of style and class. Dogs playing poker.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 12, 2018 11:01 AM (AjNMO)

354 Really - I'd rather have Nude Dude On White Ottoman over either of those portraits.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 12, 2018 10:55 AM (tVWQB)

Careful, you could get nude Michelle on white ottoman, and THEN where would you be?
Posted by: joncelli



Blind?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2018 11:01 AM (TAu/7)

355 327- do commies use a symbolic flower?

Posted by: kallisto at February 12, 2018 11:01 AM (VLfxt)

356 I'm looking for the space monster in every window.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 12, 2018 11:01 AM (7ZVPa)

357 Posted by: MISHBOT at February 12, 2018 10:50 AM (y3aQB)

I had no idea Imus was still breathing, let alone on any public platform, although maybe low power FM.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 11:01 AM (gwPgz)

358
I see Barky and the Mooch have been invited to Prince Harry's wedding.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 10:44 AM (+y/Ru)



May they have a safe journey there, and may they enjoy themselves so much that they prolong their stay indefinitely.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole hut In at February 12, 2018 10:47 AM (CPk0

Prince Harry was raised by his tweak of a father to be an unthinking liberal and he apparently met his match in Merkle. I AM rather surprised that the Queen didn't put her foot down on them being so rude to Trump.


To Trump's credit, he just wished them all the best and left it at that.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 12, 2018 11:02 AM (geAkB)

359 So as I hear of the Portman case, I wonder if the FBI and Kelly had more info on him than my anecdotal story ? I cant blame them for their inaction if they also were given no evidence by the court system.
Posted by: McCool at February 12, 2018 10:28 AM (WXSv6)

Somewhere over the weekend I heard either a former CIA member or another law enforcement type discussing the actual process and problems with getting a security clearance. He said that he believes that the reason almost half of the Trump WH staffers have only interim security clearances is because they were not involved in Gov. before their current assignments. Getting a full security clearances is a long process that he said sometimes takes two years for a civilian. It's easier, faster and half done already if the person had been working in gov. or as a gov. contractor , etc. for years in DC prior to their current assignment.
In Porter's case, he had a restraining order from one ex prior to the divorce, but no actual charges or convictions. He said , she said. The FBI may have been inclined to not give him a full security clearance, or they may have still be deciding, particularly because Porter has a long history with stellar references from those inside government regarding his job performance.He worked as a legislative aid to Rob Portman, Mike Lee and then Orrin Hatch, including as Hatch's Deputy Chief of Staff.

His first wife is claiming that the black eye she was sporting from their honeymoon was because Porter punched her. I'm having a hard time believing that she had a black eye , with zero redness or problems with the eye itself, had zero cuts, etc. from a punch.
Something is not adding up.
Porter won't say what happened, other than it was not what first wife says happened. So, ok, what is your version, Rob?

Posted by: Jen the original at February 12, 2018 11:02 AM (7Jr56)

360 I assume both portraits were painted by a black artist, because, Obama.

Maybe they should have looked for a qualified artist instead.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 11:02 AM (9SkN+)

361 Okay, I never comment on the art thread buy the Obama's portraits.


Hahahahaha!

I want whatever they're smoking.

The emperor has no clothes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 12, 2018 11:03 AM (Ri/rl)

362 POOP

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U+1F4A9

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)

363 Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:00 AM (fD4nI)

And here I thought I could trust you...

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 11:03 AM (gwPgz)

364 "Wow!" said Mrs Obama of her portrait by Amy Sherald, another black artist, whose work addresses social justice.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks were among guests at the unveiling.


Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:03 AM (fD4nI)

365 When I think about it more, I think the portraits are very appropriate. They are poorly done and hyped up into brilliance, while the celebs (Tom Hanks present) cheer and rave over the mediocrity. Completely appropriate choices. Years later, assuming we survive as a nation, people will visit the gallery and wonder "WTF!"

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 11:03 AM (5gaNQ)

366 I just read that Donald J Trump has a history of defending sexual misconduct. You know who else has a history of defending sexual misconduct - Hillary Clinton. Somehow, she's qualified to be president, but not Donald Trump.
And the Left wonders why no one takes them serious.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 12, 2018 11:04 AM (rdl6o)

367 355 327- do commies use a symbolic flower?
Posted by: kallisto at February 12, 2018 11:01 AM (VLfxt)


A pair of manacles.

It's also their symbolic bird.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 12, 2018 11:04 AM (CPk08)

368 Jesus those are the most UNPRESIDENTIAL Portraits I ever saw

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2018 11:00 AM (5y11N)



Which makes them PERFECT.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:04 AM (ptqGC)

369 And here I thought I could trust you...

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 11:03 AM (gwPgz)
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Sorry Hrothgar - I'll try and do better next time. It would be hard to do worse.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:04 AM (fD4nI)

370 Still the worst Obama portrait/tapestry(?): the monstrosity that hung in the US embassy in London.

Bing it. Seem to recall an 'ette here who had worked for State mentioning it had disappeared during transition from Obama to Trump. I wouldn't mind except that it cost a lot to have made.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 11:05 AM (W+vEI)

371 I just read that Donald J Trump has a history of defending sexual misconduct.

DJT is a "defender of rape culture," doncha know. Unlike Hillary, who championed teh wimmenz rights.

I crack myself up sometimes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 11:05 AM (9SkN+)

372 Prince Harry was raised by his tweak of a father to be an unthinking liberal

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Old and busted: Bonny Prince Charlie

New hotness: Moonbat Prince Charles

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 11:05 AM (+y/Ru)

373 Could use some happy little bats in the belfry.

Posted by: zombie bob ross at February 12, 2018 11:05 AM (ctuyM)

374 So far I learned from art threads-

If it looked like the painter was doing acid, its a Picasso.

If it looks like the painter was 12, its a van gogh.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 12, 2018 11:05 AM (aMlLZ)

375 I really like Van Gogh's work but you can track his descent into madness by his changing style, use of color and the surreal quality his later in life paintings have. It is sad and beautiful at the same time.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 12, 2018 11:05 AM (geAkB)

376 Testing. Testing.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 12, 2018 11:06 AM (sjdRT)

377 Imagine being such a sychophant like Hanks that you have to show up to an unveiling of a painting of someone else. IMO Hanks has achieved more in life than Mooch, yet there he is, licking boots like a good Comrade.

I want a national divorce and I want it soon.

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 12, 2018 11:06 AM (a+WIL)

378 How about that artist mentioned in At the Mountains of Madness? Nicholas Roerich -- odd paintings, some of them, but most I've seen are very colorful.

Posted by: empire1 at February 12, 2018 11:06 AM (InORc)

379 What man sits in a dining room chair smack dab against a wall of flowers, wearing a suit. That's it. He's gay.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (fD4nI)

380 374 So far I learned from art threads-

If it looked like the painter was doing acid, its a Picasso.

If it looks like the painter was 12, its a van gogh.
_______________________________________

If it looks like the painter forgot to pay his electric bill, it's a Rembrandt.

Posted by: Vito at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (ATVNj)

381 I actually respected Prince Harry for his service in Afghanistan.

But he's apparently still an empty-headed liberal. His wife-to-be's family is "fun." And by "fun," I mean they're apparently a few clowns short of a clown car.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (ptqGC)

382 Both extremely juvenile paintings. Hers has no likeness whatsoever. It does look like Obama, in a sense, although, having him sit in a chair in the ivy is really nutty.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (Kcf2u)

383 "Prince Harry was raised by his tweak of a father to be an unthinking liberal and he apparently met his match in Merkle.

Is that 'Sparkle Farkle Markle'?

Or would it be Fanny Farkle

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (EyPfd)

384 339 actually, and I might be wrong, but if I recall correctly:
tags in html4 can be upper or lower case
tags in html5 must be lower case


that may be, but we're talking bbcode here.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (sGtp+)

385 What man sits in a dining room chair smack dab against a wall of flowers, wearing a suit. That's it. He's gay.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (fD4nI)


Grammie, all is forgiven!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (gwPgz)

386 Thank you to everyone who answered my tech question. Especially to Bob the Bilderbergs who nailed it first. Death to Smart Punctuation!

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 12, 2018 11:08 AM (sjdRT)

387 As for Gaylord's 'portrait,' I get the feeling the alleged artist just traced on a big piece of blank canvas a picture of Gaylord sitting watching a basketball game.

Because there is no craft to what got gloped onto that canvas.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 12, 2018 11:08 AM (WZCz9)

388 Which makes them PERFECT.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:04 AM (ptqGC)
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The sad thing is that his portrait has to hang in a place of prominence until after Trump leaves office.

On the other hand, I think this means that we finally get to boot Bill Clinton out of the White House foyer.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 11:08 AM (kNasr)

389 Harry inviting Fredo and the Mooch to his wedding but NOT PDT.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2018 11:08 AM (5y11N)

390 Grammie, the Darvish news made my weekend. Fly the W!!

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 12, 2018 11:08 AM (sjdRT)

391 What man sits in a dining room chair smack dab against a wall of flowers, wearing a suit. That's it. He's gay.


Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (fD4nI)


All that's missing is a cig dangling from his lips, and the silhouette of Reggie in the background.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:09 AM (ptqGC)

392 374 So far I learned from art threads-

If it looked like the painter was doing acid, its a Picasso.

If it looks like the painter was 12, its a van gogh.
_______________________________________

If it looks like the painter forgot to pay his electric bill, it's a Rembrandt.
Posted by: Vito at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (ATVNj)


Also,

Every painting needs a water wheel

If there aren't any trees in it, it can't be art

Nothing is like a Rothko

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 11:09 AM (9SkN+)

393 His first wife is claiming that the black eye she was sporting from their honeymoon was because Porter punched her.

That must've been one hell of a honeymoon! The oxytocin must've dissipated rather quickly!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 12, 2018 11:09 AM (rdl6o)

394 Also,

Every painting needs a water wheel

If there aren't any trees in it, it can't be art

Nothing is like a Rothko
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 11:09 AM (9SkN+)


cabins. A cabin is always nice.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (CPk08)

395 Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks were among guests at the unveiling.
_______________________________________

The more I hear about Tom Hanks, the more I think "Castaway", "Philadelphia" and "Saving Private Ryan" should be reclassified as comedies.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (ATVNj)

396 having him sit in a chair in the ivy is really nutty.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (Kcf2u)
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Maybe the artist was picturing him as Kaminsky Field.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (fD4nI)

397 Jammie wearing fool has an archive of the Obama "picture" archived if you google it. I don't know how or care to use tiny url.

The painting/photo is basically a close-up (extreme) of Obama's face. it is mounted without frame in between extremely classy and framed full-body portraits of Washington and Lincoln.

The title of that artwork of Obama's face should have been called "nah, just gaslighting you assholes"

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (a+WIL)

398 Y'all shush now. Barky has commended the artist for capturing the "hotness" of his wife.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (ctuyM)

399 351 I just did a bold poop.

we'll alert the media.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (sGtp+)

400 Testing, testing, turning off smart punctuation, as instructed, so can I use commas & quotation marks now, without getting that dadburn error page?

Posted by: BebeDahl at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (yNyJy)

401 Porter won't say what happened, other than it was not what first wife says happened. So, ok, what is your version, Rob?

Posted by: Jen the original at February 12, 2018 11:02 AM


I read the editorial that that ex-wife wrote for Time (iirc). No mention from her either. I know that sometimes people who scuba dive can have issues afterwards. Something that a couple could perhaps do on a honeymoon.

It's interesting that neither will claim a punch was thrown.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (2FqvZ)

402 Bing it. Seem to recall an 'ette here who had worked for State mentioning it had disappeared during transition from Obama to Trump. I wouldn't mind except that it cost a lot to have made.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 11:05 AM (W+vEI)
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I was told that it belonged to the London ambassador, not the State Dept.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (kNasr)

403 Barky looks like he should be feeding pigeons.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (9SkN+)

404 Y'all shush now. Barky has commended the artist for capturing the "hotness" of his wife.


Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (ctuyM)


Seriously? Yep, he's gay.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (ptqGC)

405 What man sits in a dining room chair smack dab against a wall of flowers, wearing a suit. That's it. He's gay.


Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:07 AM (fD4nI)

All that's missing is a cig dangling from his lips, and the silhouette of Reggie in the background.

Posted by: Jane D'oh


All that's missing is Reggie dangling from his lips.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (TAu/7)

406 366: I'm sick of the trial and conviction by old unsubstantiated allegations. If I was hit, I'd go instantly to the police, not save the photo (are we sure of the date, is it time stamped somehow) for future use. We are a nation of tabloid justice.

As for a black eye, mine happened while trying to hand a picture, I didn't get the wire on the hook, it came forward an the corner of the frame bashed me on the orbital. When my husband got home, his first instinct was to worry that someone might accuse him of abuse.

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (5gaNQ)

407 650 high school students participating in the
Kentucky State Choir Finals sing the national anthem from the balconies
in their hotel:



https://tinyurl.com/yax3ll2u

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 12, 2018 10:55 AM (398bZ)
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Absolutely wonderful. Even in that environment, I could understand the words. Beautiful

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (MIKMs)

408 And the ambassador took it home with him when he left after Trump's inauguration.

I'm just glad it's out of there.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (kNasr)

409
Maybe the artist was picturing him as Kaminsky Field.
Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:10 AM (fD4nI)

++

LOL.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (Kcf2u)

410 Test

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" " "

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (HiztJ)

411 "His is just - odd. Really really odd.


Hers is just a model the artist made up in her head, from 1969."

Both portraits are odd. His lacks any perspective, just flat and two dimensional (you could say it is shallow like the subject). Hers, it looks like the type of painting an upper middle class father would have done of his daughter. Technically done, the subject recognizable, but no actual life or personality in it. Instantly forgettable (too bad we will not be permitted to forget the subject. Ever.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (hLRSq)

412 "In a slight change to the grueling initial stage of the 13-week Infantry Officer Course, Marines will no longer be required to pass the Combat Endurance Test to move on.

The Corps has come under criticism for what some have claimed to be unnecessarily high standards to graduate from the course. To date, only one unnamed female Marine has successfully completed the entire course.

But Marine officials at Training Command contend the changes are not an effort to water down standards."

http://tinyurl.com/yc5nc66n

Posted by: McCool at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (WXSv6)

413 >>But he's apparently still an empty-headed liberal. His wife-to-be's family is "fun." And by "fun," I mean they're apparently a few clowns short of a clown car.


Hot mess.

Apparently one of Markles' estranged sisters is writing a tell-all book about her, and her closest friend since childhood sold a cache of photos to one of the UK tabloids. Think there's a reason the royals marry into other upper-crusty families. Markles' friends and family are an embarrassment, and she is a Lefty bubblehead.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (W+vEI)

414 349 Found both.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43036228


His is just - odd. Really really odd.


Hers is just a model the artist made up in her head, from 1969.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:00 AM (fD4nI)

Hers looks rather little like her, as if the artist painted her the way he thought she OUGHT to look.

His looks like a Photoshop by somebody who knows Barry's gay and just said "This is so appropriate for Barry! SQUEEEE!!!"

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (RD7QR)

415 Why lo and behold, I can. Thank you Bob the Bilderburg! Thank you very, very much

Posted by: BebeDahl at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (yNyJy)

416 Testing, testing, turning off smart punctuation, as instructed, so can I use commas & quotation marks now, without getting that dadburn error page?
Posted by: BebeDahl



Looks good.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (TAu/7)

417 Oh my God those official portraits of the Obamas.

Turd world art right there. LOL. How fitting.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (4ErVI)

418 Meanwhile, WaPo sez Lil' Kim's evil sister is the Nork's "Ivanka."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (ptqGC)

419 Alternative title: Harlot flees with ear in apron pocket

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2018 11:13 AM (Zdm89)

420 The Rob Porter thing is the BIGGEST fraud perpetrated by the MFM in a while, and it is pretty successful. My wife, who pays ZERO attention to politics, asked me who Rob Porter was and why he had to leave the WH. She has no flipping idea about the Nunes memo, the investigations going on - none of it. But she saw enough clips about Porter here and there to wonder and get involved in learning about it.

The MFM has more power than we want to believe, even as they slowly kill themselves.

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 12, 2018 11:13 AM (a+WIL)

421 I have a picture of my son with a black eye when he was 2. I hope it doesn't come out 20 years from now about how I abused my kids. ///

Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at February 12, 2018 11:13 AM (9iLHi)

422 The Corps has come under criticism for what some have claimed to be unnecessarily high standards to graduate from the course. To date, only one unnamed female Marine has successfully completed the entire course.

But Marine officials at Training Command contend the changes are not an effort to water down standards."



Water down war & you can water down standards.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2018 11:13 AM (TAu/7)

423 They just took another dive towards planetary bankruptcy and I'm supposed to give a shit that some guy might have hit his wife a decade ago.

Posted by: DaveA at February 12, 2018 11:14 AM (FhXTo)

424 417 Oh my God those official portraits of the Obamas.


+++

They can't be. Really? ROTFLOL

Posted by: washrivergal at February 12, 2018 11:14 AM (Kcf2u)

425 Hers looks rather little like her, as if the artist painted her the way he thought she OUGHT to look.

His looks like a Photoshop by somebody who knows Barry's gay and just said "This is so appropriate for Barry! SQUEEEE!!!"
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (RD7Q

Hers looks like a simplicity pattern from the early 70s.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 12, 2018 11:14 AM (Ri/rl)

426 Obama's portrait is the graphic equivalent of the Bowe Bergdahl Rose Garden Press Conference.

A bloody clusterfuck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 11:14 AM (9SkN+)

427 The MFM has more power than we want to believe, even as they slowly kill themselves.
Posted by: Eli Cash



Their timeline needs to be sped up.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2018 11:15 AM (TAu/7)

428
The Corps has come under criticism for what some have claimed to be
unnecessarily high standards to graduate from the course. To date, only
one unnamed female Marine has successfully completed the entire course.



But Marine officials at Training Command contend the changes are not an effort to water down standards."




Gen. Mattis, please pick up the damned white courtesy phone.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:15 AM (ptqGC)

429 Should I finish this creative writing exercise using North Korea's honey trap that the MSM is gladly eating up?

Kim Yo Jong paused at the top of the stairs and turned to look out across the tarmac and wave at the crowds gathered to see her depart now the Olympics were over. The smile she bestowed on those below watching was not full of milk and honey. It was more the grin of a predator satisfied after a successful hunt. In fact it was a smile fit to scare a kumiho off her meal of hot fresh liver.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 12, 2018 11:15 AM (WZCz9)

430 ''''

" " "
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (HiztJ)
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Okay, now you're just showing off.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 11:15 AM (kNasr)

431 Turd world art right there. LOL. How fitting.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (4ErVI)

It certainly stands out but not in the way that the jef and mooch thinks.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 12, 2018 11:15 AM (suO/a)

432 No photos or other reproductions do a Van Gogh justice, IMHO. I do so adore his work, and evidently the color blue must of been on sale a lot at Vincent's closest retail Michaels

Posted by: BebeDahl at February 12, 2018 11:15 AM (yNyJy)

433 417
Oh my God those official portraits of the Obamas.



Turd world art right there. LOL. How fitting.

That's hysterical. Evidently the Artists are Trump supporters...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 12, 2018 11:16 AM (O2RFr)

434 The Corps has come under criticism for what some have claimed to be
unnecessarily high standards to graduate from the course.
____________________________________

We agree.


Posted by: The North Korean Army at February 12, 2018 11:16 AM (ATVNj)

435 Obama's portrait is the graphic equivalent of the Bowe Bergdahl Rose Garden Press Conference.



A bloody clusterfuck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 11:14 AM (9SkN+)


It's like someone gave Clock Boy some paints, canvas, and an easel.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:16 AM (ptqGC)

436
The paintings of the Obama's? Juvenile crap you'd see in a High School lobby during art appreciation week.

Is there nothing those two did not diminish?

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 12, 2018 11:16 AM (2FqvZ)

437 I accidently hit my wife with a portable phone when tossing it to her when she was on a roof helping with a remodel.. (I know my wife is the bomb!) In my defense it was a oerfect throw but she pulled a Brady and dind't catch it!

All the lady neighbors would comment "for her to get help" and let them take pictures.. I got a month of stink eyes from all the neighbors..

#MeToo indeed..

Posted by: catman at February 12, 2018 11:16 AM (HxsWp)

438 >>I was told that it belonged to the London ambassador, not the State Dept.



Seriously?!?

OK, per this American Thinker post:

...the tapestry is not new. It was created by an artist named Chuck Close and was part of a two-tapestry display in honor of Obama during the Democratic Convention at the Mint Museum in North Carolina.

So DNC paid for it? Why would it be hung in our embassy then....

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 11:16 AM (W+vEI)

439 Both extremely juvenile paintings. Hers has no likeness whatsoever. It
does look like Obama, in a sense, although, having him sit in a chair in
the ivy is really nutty.

I think those are the most awesome pictures of awesomeness in the history of awesome! Awesome!!!

Posted by: tu3031 at February 12, 2018 11:16 AM (O5Q3r)

440 Thanks rickb.

Posted by: BebeDahl at February 12, 2018 11:17 AM (yNyJy)

441 I'm confused, that portrait of Michelle Obama looks nothing like her? Did she ask to be painted that way? At least his looks like him, though I am not sure why is sitting in a chair in the middle of a field of stuff...as though he is on an acid trip..

Posted by: IC at February 12, 2018 11:17 AM (a0IVu)

442 439
Both extremely juvenile paintings. Hers has no likeness whatsoever.

Thank God

Posted by: It's me donna at February 12, 2018 11:17 AM (O2RFr)

443 Seriously? Yep, he's gay.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM


Maybe delusional, too. The full quote, thanking the artist, is "for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman I love."

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2018 11:18 AM (ctuyM)

444 Gaylord would have been better served if he had hired George W. Bush to paint his portrait.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 12, 2018 11:18 AM (WZCz9)

445 Heh:

"Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait will be hung somewhere else in the museum."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2018 11:18 AM (9tO1t)

446 Time dot com lets you click and get close-ups. Michelle definitely does not look like Michelle. She looks like a 30 year old version of her older daughter. The nose and lips and eye shape are all wrong.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:19 AM (fD4nI)

447 Obama taking a dump while the grass grows around him is perfect in its stupidity.

Posted by: Seems legit at February 12, 2018 11:19 AM (U+nHb)

448 Those portraits really are garbage.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 12, 2018 11:19 AM (qbqnC)

449 Both portraits are odd. His lacks any perspective, just flat and two dimensional (you could say it is shallow like the subject). Hers, it looks like the type of painting an upper middle class father would have done of his daughter. Technically done, the subject recognizable, but no actual life or personality in it. Instantly forgettable (too bad we will not be permitted to forget the subject. Ever.)
Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (hLRSq)


It's a lot more complicated and intellectual that that!


Allow me to 'splain arts and portraits and shit. Both are like, modern portraits, which means that the fact that they are about something other than the person is more important a reflection on the person they are about than the degree to which they resemble the person that they are about. The trick is to put oneself in the place of an observer of the artist to experience the signalling process that the artist is undertaking through the mode of portraiture, and juxtapose that, internally, with the parallel experience of the internal historiography/narrative of the subject.

Got that? OK. So its onanistic wankery nobody should give a fuck about.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 12, 2018 11:19 AM (CPk08)

450 Even the gown Mooch is wearing displays the ol' fashion sense we all came to know and "love."

Now, close your eyes and imagine what Melania's portrait will look like in eight years.

PDT's will probably have him posed in a resplendent suit with his golden scalp weasel back-lit. Hopefully, he'll have his hand resting on the head of lion.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:19 AM (ptqGC)

451 I think the portraits are ridiculous. And I think they are objectively ridiculous. Which makes me happy, frankly, because Uber-lefties in the art world are forced into praising them even though they all know, in their heart of hearts, that they suck immensely.

Maybe the light will dawn on a few of them.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 12, 2018 11:19 AM (tVWQB)

452
Meanwhile, WaPo sez Lil' Kim's evil sister is the Nork's "Ivanka."
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Which is odd because WaPo likes Lil' Kim's sister.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2018 11:19 AM (IqV8l)

453 I have a picture of my son with a black eye when he was 2. I hope it doesn't come out 20 years from now about how I abused my kids. ///
Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at February 12, 2018 11:13 AM (9iLHi)
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Unlike kids who go to "regular" school, homeschoolers don't have school pictures done, at least for the most part.

We had them done one year, because someone contacted a photographer who would do this for us. It so happens that the one and only time we ever had school pictures, both my boys had black eyes, the only ones they ever had. My older son had been goofing around with his buddy on the neighbor's treadmill (he was about 7) and fell. The younger one got his from his cousin who threw a football at him at his grandpa's surprise birthday party.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 11:19 AM (kNasr)

454
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2018 11:18 AM (9tO1t)

By which they mean "At the back of the parking garage, where the homeless guys piss."

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2018 11:20 AM (RD7QR)

455 I'm confused, that portrait of Michelle Obama looks nothing like her?
Did she ask to be painted that way? At least his looks like him, though I
am not sure why is sitting in a chair in the middle of a field of
stuff...as though he is on an acid trip..

I think it's Reggie in drag. And Barry is sitting on the warning track at Wriggly Field.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 12, 2018 11:20 AM (O5Q3r)

456 The color combinations and placement on Barry's just look off to me. They detract rather than add. More of a distraction than anything else.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:20 AM (fD4nI)

457 One might also note the elongated fingers in the official portrait, a subtle artistic jape at the reportedly short fingers of the current President.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2018 11:20 AM (ctuyM)

458 418
Meanwhile, WaPo sez Lil' Kim's evil sister is the Nork's "Ivanka."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:12 AM (ptqGC)


Looks more like Chubble.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 12, 2018 11:21 AM (ymnmz)

459 Also, the pants crease on his right leg is not crisp.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:21 AM (fD4nI)

460 Grammie Winger the flowers seem to be consuming Gaylord.

Maybe their are camouflaged Triffids? Or simply kudzu devouring his legacy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 12, 2018 11:21 AM (WZCz9)

461

That painting of Mooch looks a bit,, uh,, ashy. I know about these things 'cause I like hot sauce....

*hic*



Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 12, 2018 11:21 AM (mPeei)

462 and here I thought Obama's administration was all about staying out the bushes.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2018 11:22 AM (sGtp+)

463 >459
Also, the pants crease on his right leg is not crisp.


Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:21 AM (fD4nI)<

I know. I was in tears for an hour.

Posted by: David Brooks at February 12, 2018 11:22 AM (sjdRT)

464 Mmmm...loooooooong fingers...

Posted by: Shemp Smith at February 12, 2018 11:22 AM (398bZ)

465 Yep. Nothing emphasizes the grandeur of a man than a painting of him squatting on a chair in the the middle of some bushes. Puts one in mind of Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar, it does.

Trump must have written someone a big fat check for this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 11:22 AM (9SkN+)

466 So DNC paid for it? Why would it be hung in our embassy then....

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 11:16 AM (W+vEI)
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I have no idea. Maybe the DNC didn't pay for it, but just displayed it? Either way, I'm glad a) our tax dollars didn't pay for it and b) it's out of our embassy!

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2018 11:22 AM (kNasr)

467 The full quote, thanking the artist, is "for so
spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm
and hotness of the woman I love."

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2018 11:18 AM (ctuyM)


I feel pretty sure Barry and Mooch spend as little time together as possible. He had to get in some praise for her before he takes off on another annual Valentine's Day getaway with "the boys." (Remember how they spent every birthday and Valentine's Day apart?)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:23 AM (ptqGC)

468 I don't think his feet are touching the ground. There's a fully formed flower under his left foot.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:23 AM (fD4nI)

469 Also, the pants crease on his right leg is not crisp.
Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 12, 2018 11:21 AM


In fairness, as Chris can attest, that can be a side-effect of tingles traversing the limb in question.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2018 11:23 AM (ctuyM)

470 "The trick is to put oneself in the place of an observer of the artist to experience the signalling process that the artist is undertaking through the mode of portraiture, and juxtapose that, internally, with the parallel experience of the internal historiography/narrative of the subject."


They are signaling that the artists are talentless hacks (or disdain displaying any actual talent) but are willing to cash the checks from the chumps who swallow the bilge the arts community puts out.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 12, 2018 11:23 AM (hLRSq)

471 NOOD. GP is up.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 12, 2018 11:24 AM (2sCft)

472 Had Hillary won, this would have been a good portrait illustrating liberal succession.

https://tinyurl.com/yddaxpag

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2018 11:24 AM (/qEW2)

473 >>I have no idea. Maybe the DNC didn't pay for it, but just displayed it? Either way, I'm glad a) our tax dollars didn't pay for it and b) it's out of our embassy!


Me, too! I am relieved to learn it was not paid for with taxpayer money. It makes more sense now.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 12, 2018 11:24 AM (W+vEI)

474 Nood Pundit is punditing.

Posted by: tbodie at February 12, 2018 11:24 AM (WDy4l)

475 Yahoo news: Everyone is complaining about how cold it is in SK. I thought SK was like the southern US, just occasional bouts of cold weather, but other wise quite temperate. (seriously)

Have to start holding the winter Olympics in a dome, but of course with Global Warming it won't be long before it will be hard to find a country that is cold enough.

Posted by: Colin at February 12, 2018 11:24 AM (LQ4SH)

476 >>>Those portrait's are hysterical - truly shows their utter lack of style and class.<<<

Bwahahaha! *wipes tear* hahaha! Now I want to do a portrait of the dog-eater.

Posted by: Fritz at February 12, 2018 11:25 AM (2Mnv1)

477 What was that horror novel about the clueless millennials hiking to a ruin in Mexico and being trapped by man-eating vines? Ah, yes. "The Ruin."

If only.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2018 11:25 AM (ptqGC)

478 Allow me to 'splain arts and portraits and shit. Both are like, modern
portraits, which means that the fact that they are about something other
than the person is more important a reflection on the person they are
about than the degree to which they resemble the person that they are
about. The trick is to put oneself in the place of an observer of the
artist to experience the signalling process that the artist is
undertaking through the mode of portraiture, and juxtapose that,
internally, with the parallel experience of the internal
historiography/narrative of the subject.

=====

Admit it, AASI, you used the Postmodern Generator for that. C'mon admit it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2018 11:25 AM (MIKMs)

479 I'm all for kicking all GOV Officials who hit their wives out of a job as long as we do the same to all Athletes who also do. Deal?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2018 11:26 AM (5y11N)

480 Flat and lifeless. I deem them accurate portraits.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2018 11:26 AM (cp1if)

481
Yep. Nothing emphasizes the grandeur of a man than a painting of him
squatting on a chair in the the middle of some bushes. Puts one in mind
of Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar, it does.



Trump must have written someone a big fat check for this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2018 11:22 AM (9SkN+)

The phrase, "beclowning themselves" popped into my head when I saw them.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 12, 2018 11:27 AM (geAkB)

482 Journeyman starting pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested Friday in San Diego with over 20 kilograms of cocaine and/or heroin, according to police documents.

I hope the "stuff" he was selling was better than the "Stuff" he had as a pitcher?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2018 11:27 AM (5y11N)

483 Jeebus those portraits are wakeful. Michelle does not look like Michelle and Barack looks like Fred Armison was doing stand in work. The picture is like 65% flowers; you want to look for the hidden number in the color mash of the foliage rather than Fred Armison.


They need to find some better painters.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 12, 2018 11:28 AM (ymnmz)

484 don't think that the FBI presents all the info to the WH and say "you decide how you want to treat it." They adjudicate clearances. They look at all the information and decide whether the clearance should be granted.

No, the president decides. Half the people in the Obama white house should never have been cleared.


Posted by: artemis at February 12, 2018 11:28 AM (AwPyG)

485 465- thanks Cicero for the belly laff. Going to make me smile all day.

Posted by: BebeDahl at February 12, 2018 11:28 AM (yNyJy)

486 I'm sick of the trial and conviction by old unsubstantiated allegations. If I was hit, I'd go instantly to the police, not save the photo (are we sure of the date, is it time stamped somehow) for future use. We are a nation of tabloid justice.

As for a black eye, mine happened while trying to hand a picture, I didn't get the wire on the hook, it came forward an the corner of the frame bashed me on the orbital. When my husband got home, his first instinct was to worry that someone might accuse him of abuse.

Posted by: CN at February 12, 2018 11:11 AM (5gaNQ)


My brother's wife and a few of her friends were bar hopping down the jersey shore on bicycles They were going from bar to bar. Well she goes to start peddling the bike and the front wheel gets caught in some rut and she goes over the bars. Holy shit her face was all messed up. For the next week wherever they went people were looking at my brother. Finally he blows his cork in a convenience store and yells "it wasn't me ok, I didn't do this". He stopped going anywhere with her until she healed.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 12, 2018 11:29 AM (aMlLZ)

487 Why is FPOTUS hunched over and manspreading in that portrait? It looks like an ad for a squatty potty.

At least it looks like him. FFLOTUS doesn't look like her. It looks like a high schooler painted it.

Posted by: not the mama at February 12, 2018 11:29 AM (mx7rN)

488 I bumped into an ashtray.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 12, 2018 11:31 AM (QxXRY)

489 Why lo and behold, I can. Thank you Bob the Bilderburg! Thank you very, very much

Shucks ma'am, 'tweren't nuthin'.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderbergs phone at February 12, 2018 11:35 AM (ApmG0)

490 Those "portraits" are a "joke" "right"?

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 12, 2018 11:35 AM (RuIsu)

491 #38;

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 12, 2018 11:38 AM (Fb9aZ)

492 amp;

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 12, 2018 11:39 AM (Fb9aZ)

493
Portraits in Spooge and Oils, But Mostly Spooge

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2018 11:42 AM (pNxlR)

494 Should I finish this creative writing exercise using North Korea's honey trap that the MSM is gladly eating up?

-
Twitchy has a picture of the NYT covering the 1936 Olympics and writing about what a swell guy 'Dolph Hitler was. Scroll down past the snark:

http://bit.ly/2G6C0EO

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 12, 2018 11:43 AM (+y/Ru)

495 www.bbc.com/news/
world-us-canada-43036228

Mr Wiley painted Mr Obama in bright colours sitting in a garden, while Ms Sherald depicted the former first lady in muted tones against a plain background.

"The ability to be the first African-American painter to paint the first African-American president of the United States was absolutely overwhelming," said an emotional Mr Wiley.

"It doesn't get any better than that."

===

Well, it should! Meanwhile, I find it quite appropriate the Affirmative Action President has been painted by an affirmative action pimp daddy.

Posted by: Pogomip at February 12, 2018 11:46 AM (d+Ip1)

496 Admit it, AASI, you used the Postmodern Generator for that. C'mon admit it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2018 11:25 AM (MIKMs)


I swear, I didn't. Just spend a few weeks trying to understand Derrida and you'll be able to write that shit no problem. That crew has ONE fucking idea, and it isn't an interesting one, it isn't a novel one, and they go on and on and on about it. Holy shit. I can do it in my sleep.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 12, 2018 11:49 AM (CPk08)

497 Zero and Moochelle personally selected the artists to paint their awful portraits. Says it all.

Posted by: Painter Lee at February 12, 2018 11:51 AM (qYCgM)

498 Built before the invention of the plumb line and bubble level.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 12, 2018 11:59 AM (e1mEI)

499 I should point out: Mr King God Holy One has impossibly large hands and long forearms in this portrait. This might be intentional on the part of the artist. If so, it's just more dumbfuckery.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 12, 2018 12:13 PM (CPk08)

500 Just went to Romare Bearden foundation website. His early oil paintings are so much better than the works toward the end of his life, some of which are hideous.

So I take this opportunity to amend prior remarks.

The obama portraits: I don't think they're terrible as stand alone art pieces. Maybe they're not presidential, but was that the intent? Are they supposed to hang in the WH? Michelle's face was idealized, definitely. Portraitists have been "touching up" their subjects for quite some time.

I don't know what the painter's thought process was to place him against a wall of flowers but I actually like the overall effect. Again, this is me objectively viewing the works, not taking into account political considerations.


Posted by: kallisto at February 12, 2018 12:59 PM (Iz8Py)

501 There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 12, 2018 01:36 PM (pvjTE)

502 OH GREAT !! A trillion dollar deficit 2 times what Obsma gave us
And a dollar 12% weaker
THAT is the fiscal conservatism that JJ Sefton loves

Posted by: You at February 12, 2018 01:40 PM (NNbxh)

503 Van Gogh was certainly talented, but he is over-rated in my opinion. I love all the people now who claim to adore his art but would have hated it had they been his contemporaries. Find living artists to support.

Posted by: doug at February 12, 2018 02:15 PM (7DhQU)

504 Shut up, Dunce.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 12, 2018 03:15 PM (QQ+il)

505 500 Just went to Romare Bearden foundation website. His early oil paintings are so much better than the works toward the end of his life, some of which are hideous.

So I take this opportunity to amend prior remarks.


I'm glad you said this. I like Bearden's early works, and even some of his later ones. There's a good, clear voice in some of them that I admire.

The obama portraits: I don't think they're terrible as stand alone art pieces. Maybe they're not presidential, but was that the intent? Are they supposed to hang in the WH? Michelle's face was idealized, definitely. Portraitists have been "touching up" their subjects for quite some time.


It's more or less a portrait of a dress. Which is fine. And forgettable, but at least unobjectionable at that level.

I don't know what the painter's thought process was to place him against a wall of flowers but I actually like the overall effect. Again, this is me objectively viewing the works, not taking into account political considerations.

Posted by: kallisto at February 12, 2018 12:59 PM (Iz8Py)


That stuff leaves me cold. I mean, the foliage is a nice nod to real art (ie trees) but.....meh. Seems like a gimmick.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 12, 2018 03:55 PM (CPk08)

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