Mid-Morning Open Thread

Monet Cliffs.jpg

The Cliffs At Etretat
Claude Monet

No! I will not post those rather crappy portraits of the Obamas. I'm not as incensed as many....I think they are crappy portraits, but not surprising. The both of them are narcissists, so I am not shocked that they couldn't be content with a classic work.

Here is something for those who are disappointed that they can't rant and rave about the Obamas.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Just goes to show that the Obama's are as incompetent in art as they are in government.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 09:26 AM (ATVNj)

2 Oh, and . . . first!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 09:26 AM (ATVNj)

3 Rant and rage and

You put your right foot in
You take your right foot out
You put your right foot in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2018 09:27 AM (5y11N)

4 I promise to withhold any ranting and raving about anyone if we can just get the ottoman guy to go away. Yech.

Posted by: squeakywheel at February 13, 2018 09:27 AM (mNEtf)

5 I approve this selection.

Posted by: Cliff Robertson at February 13, 2018 09:27 AM (9SkN+)

6 It's Monet in America!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2018 09:28 AM (9SkN+)

7

Here she comes now sayin' Monet Monet
Shoot 'em down turn around come on Monet

Posted by: Tommy James at February 13, 2018 09:28 AM (IqV8l)

8 Monet Monet

Posted by: Billy Idol at February 13, 2018 09:28 AM (FZYNt)

9 I wonder if Barack Obama's fancy shmancy teleportation device can transport him from the bushes into a Monet painting. That would be cool.

Posted by: troyriser at February 13, 2018 09:29 AM (K8f5g)

10 It's like viewing the scene with nearsightedness.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 13, 2018 09:29 AM (QQ+il)

11
A Sailor's View of Great Britain - a limerick

A sailor and a famous wild rover
Practiced sodomy the whole world over
BOHICA my friend
'Cause here it comes again
As we sail past the white cliffs of Ben Dover

Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2018 09:29 AM (wPiJc)

12 CBD errs in thinking a Monet will stop us from hurling imprecations at the Obamas. Why should it?

I will add that Obama is not a narcissist. He's a solipsist. He doesn't believe he's better than everyone else; rather he really doesn't believe that there is anyone else. You can see this in his annoyance at anything which challenges that belief. But, like the King of Pointland, he always rallies to his One True Faith.

Posted by: George LeS at February 13, 2018 09:29 AM (+TcCF)

13 Put your Monet down and spin the wheel.

Posted by: dantesed at February 13, 2018 09:30 AM (88xKn)

14 Monet, Monet, Monet, it's a rich man's world!


Seriously, thank you for posting actual art, CBD.

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 13, 2018 09:30 AM (XKZwp)

15 Monet ... is a hit.
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 13, 2018 09:30 AM (QQ+il)

16 They could get Senora Gimenez to spruce up those Obama paintings like she did for the Ecce Homo fresco of Jesus.

Posted by: Roy at February 13, 2018 09:30 AM (7n4KQ)

17 So, a Monet on a Tuesday. Apt.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2018 09:30 AM (wPiJc)

18 You know, it happens that there's a very interesting story about this painting.

Posted by: Cliff Clavin at February 13, 2018 09:31 AM (9SkN+)

19 Monk posted a side-by-side graphic last evening of the Obama portrait, showing that much of the background foliage was copied and pasted throughout the portrait. I forget which thread it was on.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 13, 2018 09:31 AM (vg8iE)

20 Alternate title:
The Crumbling Obama Legacy in Slow-Mo
by DJ Trump

Sorry. Waiting for the coffee to brew, obviously.

Posted by: mindful webworker - another day ending in why at February 13, 2018 09:31 AM (/IMJl)

21
Has that Lucian Freud we were threatened with ever been posted? Between that and the portraits of the Idiot God and HRH Madame d'Obama, a Rothko would be a relief.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 13, 2018 09:32 AM (BWL+E)

22 The love of Monet is the root of all evil.

Posted by: Roy at February 13, 2018 09:32 AM (7n4KQ)

23 The price of a barrel of gas in plumetting and so is the RBOB and yet the pump price is up?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2018 09:32 AM (5y11N)

24
It's Monet in America!

The Pictured Rocks, near Monet-Sing, Michigan.
I've climbed 'em, and yumped across too.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 13, 2018 09:32 AM (H5rtT)

25 It's no Rothko.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2018 09:32 AM (9SkN+)

26 Ah, thank you, CBD. At some point yesterday people were speculating as to whether you would put up those portraits for the art thread, and I said, no, CBD wouldn't do that to us. I said yesterday that I'm actually glad they are how they are, because this means in 50 years when people tour the White House they will be laughed at for their silliness.

Happy 27th birthday to Brother Cavil, if I am understanding correctly!

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:33 AM (kNasr)

27 So do I have to tell people not to click on those links or is it too late already?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

28 Has that Lucian Freud we were threatened with ever been posted? Between that and the portraits of the Idiot God and HRH Madame d'Obama, a Rothko would be a relief.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 13, 2018 09:32 AM (BWL+E)
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Twice. Don't push it.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:34 AM (kNasr)

29 Take the Monet and run.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 09:34 AM (/tuJf)

30 That's a very pleasant selection, CBD. I can almost smell the salt in the air.


And regarding the Obama's and their portraits, what can be said other than deep down they are shallow.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 13, 2018 09:34 AM (hLRSq)

31 Monet really understood how color worked. The pale yellow/orange highlights on the peaks are complimented nicely by the dark blues and aquas. The blue of the water is broken up by the warm reflections from the rocks. Pinks in the sky tell us that it is late afternoon, as do the high highlights in the rocks. The sky blues, sea greens and aquas are broken up by the orange boat sails. Notice how the color of the sails matches the color on the rocks.

The main colors are blue/green and yellow/orange. That's it. They are opposites on the color wheel. But look what he does with them.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2018 09:35 AM (nwqNw)

32 Very nice, CBD. Some good climbing possibilities on that rock.

A new Monet to me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2018 09:35 AM (hyuyC)

33
I like those last links.

Posted by: An Complete Idiot at February 13, 2018 09:35 AM (2FqvZ)

34 In this country, you gotta make the Monet first. Then when you get the Monet, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.

Posted by: Tony "Scarfacce" Montana at February 13, 2018 09:35 AM (ATVNj)

35 Predictably AllahPundit bought the email to herself by Susan Rice and believes Obama had fears of his successor being a Eussian collaborator.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 09:35 AM (LiyEm)

36 11
A Sailor's View of Great Britain - a limerick

A sailor and a famous wild rover
Practiced sodomy the whole world over
BOHICA my friend
'Cause here it comes again
As we sail past the white cliffs of Ben Dover
Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2018 09:29 AM (wPiJc)

Well you've covered the sodomy, now you have to handle rum and the lash!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2018 09:35 AM (RD7QR)

37 I like this painting, particularly the water. And I love the blue in the sky. Blue always makes me happy.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:36 AM (kNasr)

38 That last link speaks to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 09:37 AM (/tuJf)

39 11 Muldoon

A very nice limerick of the British Tar.

I will say for the record that your words are less applicable to the US Navy of old. Not sure about today's service-members.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2018 09:37 AM (hyuyC)

40
Michelle Obama is just too beautiful to be captured in a painting. That's the problem.

Posted by: Latest Lefty Talking Point at February 13, 2018 09:37 AM (2FqvZ)

41 37 I like this painting, particularly the water. And I love the blue in the sky. Blue always makes me happy.
Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:36 AM (kNasr)

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I could cure that, hon.

Posted by: Jackson Pollack at February 13, 2018 09:37 AM (9SkN+)

42 Yams.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 13, 2018 09:37 AM (WDCYi)

43 That last link speaks to me.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 09:37 AM (/tuJf)
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I'm sorry to hear that, JackStraw.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:38 AM (kNasr)

44
Put the Monet down

https://youtu.be/L5tzxgKRnjM

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 09:38 AM (IqV8l)

45 40
Michelle Obama is just too beautiful to be captured in a painting. That's the problem.
Posted by: Latest Lefty Talking Point at February 13, 2018 09:37 AM (2FqvZ)

Yes, that's why the actual portrait looks nothing like her. Let's go with that.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2018 09:38 AM (RD7QR)

46 I suppose that is at the shore in Europe but we have cliffs that look like that too North of LA.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 13, 2018 09:39 AM (mpXpK)

47 That's not art. THIS is art. Including happy little trees.
https://twitter.com/TomWGiles1/
status/963276619770138625

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2018 09:39 AM (ewxPW)

48 My blue period scared me so badly I went to see a gynecologist.

Posted by: Picasso at February 13, 2018 09:39 AM (9SkN+)

49 about the Susan Rice email to herself: when Obama said everything should be done by the book, was he referring to "Rules for Radicals"?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 13, 2018 09:39 AM (ILitO)

50 The price of a barrel of gas in plumetting and so is the RBOB and yet the pump price is up?
Posted by: Nevergiveup



President's Day Blend. Then Easter Weekend blend. Then comes Summer Blend.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2018 09:39 AM (f4vam)

51 Nice. Beats the grifters-in-chief's portraits all to pieces.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2018 09:39 AM (NWiLs)

52 I clicked the link. Dammit.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 13, 2018 09:40 AM (tVWQB)

53 That's Normandy. Tom Hanks fought his way up that cliff in a hail of bullets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2018 09:40 AM (9SkN+)

54 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 13, 2018 09:40 AM (ZQfW9)

55 Google/Bing "Cliff at Etretat." You will find the exact image that Monet painted.

It's in Normandy and it is absolutely stunning.

Look at the several photos from the different perspectives.

You can see why Monet chose this as a subject.


Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 09:40 AM (ATVNj)

56 Good on you CBD.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 13, 2018 09:41 AM (sjdRT)

57 27 joncelli, because somebody had to

Alas.

And I knew better, yet I clicked.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2018 09:41 AM (hyuyC)

58 Bullshit talks; Monet walks.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2018 09:41 AM (ewxPW)

59 It's not art, CBD. Doesn't even have fossilised trees.

You could put a cabin up on the left, too. Cabins are always nice.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 09:41 AM (CPk08)

60 Monet changes everything.

Posted by: Cyndi Lauper at February 13, 2018 09:41 AM (Zdm89)

61 I never cease to be amazed by the shamelessness of people like Warner. He just got caught red handed trying to work with a Russian agent to get dirt on Trump and here he is today blathering on about how much danger Russia poses to the US.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 09:42 AM (/tuJf)

62 Look also what Monet does with texture and scale. With a few flicks of the wrist, He shows us how craggy and rough the rocks are. He doesn't need to get photorealistic to communicate that. Look how puny the sailboats are to the landscape. The rocks tower over them, but yet it doesn't look threatening. Instead, maybe because of the calmness of the water and the dominant blues, the scene is peaceful. Only the yellow/oranges break up the monotone, lazy feel, but only slightly.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2018 09:42 AM (nwqNw)

63 Monet makes the world go round

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2018 09:42 AM (NWiLs)

64 12 CBD errs in thinking a Monet will stop us from hurling imprecations at the Obamas. Why should it?

I will add that Obama is not a narcissist. He's a solipsist. He doesn't believe he's better than everyone else; rather he really doesn't believe that there is anyone else. You can see this in his annoyance at anything which challenges that belief. But, like the King of Pointland, he always rallies to his One True Faith.
Posted by: George LeS at February 13, 2018 09:29 AM (+TcCF)


Obama can't be a solipsist. I'M a solipsist.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 09:42 AM (CPk08)

65 That's Normandy. Tom Hanks fought his way up that cliff in a hail of bullets.
Posted by: Cicero
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I should have had that role.

Posted by: Tom Cruise at February 13, 2018 09:42 AM (Zdm89)

66 61 He properly disclosed his contacts,nothing to see here...
Marco Rubio

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 09:42 AM (LiyEm)

67 5 Google/Bing "Cliff at Etretat." You will find the exact image that Monet painted.

It's in Normandy and it is absolutely stunning.

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I was going to mention this but I didn't want to Rouen it for everyone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (9SkN+)

68 Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 13, 2018 09:31 AM (vg8iE)

It was on a reddit site as well as "Wharfinger news"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (8+Ozj)

69 where is counte de monet to counter all your commentary?

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (Z8j2x)

70 Take the Monet and run.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 09:34 AM (/tuJf)
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Eh. Too simple.

Posted by: Thomas Crown at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (vDqXW)

71 your words are less applicable to the US Navy of old.--NaCly

Well, yes and no. "Cleaning up the Navy" was a pretty popular hobby for politicians in different eras. There was a huge, huge scandal right at the end of WWI, when a hot-shit Navy Under-Sec got in on outing the gay action in Rhode Island, and was officially rebuked by Congress for being over-zealous in his persecution of homosexuality. Youse can look it up.

And that would be the pre-paralysis Franklin D. Roosevelt.
You won't find that one in the Gay History classes.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (H5rtT)

72 66 61 steevy

Well, the Senate is the world best club ... of upper-class twits.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2018 09:44 AM (hyuyC)

73 The best things in life are free
You can give them to the birds and bees
I want Monet
That's what I want

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2018 09:44 AM (NWiLs)

74 Jesus chased the Monet changers out of the temple.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 13, 2018 09:44 AM (fw16q)

75 I was going to mention this but I didn't want to Rouen it for everyone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (9SkN+)
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Well, you just do the Brest that you Caen, mon ami.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 09:45 AM (ATVNj)

76 I was going to mention this but I didn't want to Rouen it for everyone.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (9SkN+)
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Oh, that's a good one!

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:45 AM (kNasr)

77
I got two tickets to paradise.

Posted by: Eddie Monet at February 13, 2018 09:45 AM (2FqvZ)

78 Beautiful Monet picture, Thanks so much, CBD.

I thought you might post "The beheading of Holofernes" since the Obama artist does a take off on that portrait, but I'm glad you didn't.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2018 09:45 AM (8+Ozj)

79 monet doesn't buy happiness, but it sure makes life easier

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2018 09:46 AM (Z8j2x)

80 I was going to mention this but I didn't want to Rouen it for everyone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (9SkN+)

Caen't you resist for one day?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 13, 2018 09:46 AM (wYseH)

81 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (8+Ozj)

Meant "Whatfinger news".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2018 09:46 AM (8+Ozj)

82 29 Take the Monet and run.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 09:34 AM (/tuJf)

I ain't gonna let those two escape justice.

Posted by: Det. Billy Mack at February 13, 2018 09:46 AM (NWiLs)

83 I was going to mention this but I didn't want to Rouen it for everyone.
Posted by: Cicero
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Okay. That's it. The pun du matin has been made

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2018 09:46 AM (5OO3x)

84 this room is always pun-ishing , tricks for monet

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2018 09:47 AM (Z8j2x)

85 Nature always amazes us. Monet's nature paintings are a wonder.

So what is the controversy about Nefertiti? I thought the bust in some German museum was a definitive portrait.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 13, 2018 09:47 AM (MIKMs)

86 I liked the link in JJ's MoRe about the Obama paintings which had a tweet that showed a montage of 12 official presidential portraits.

Guess which one stuck out like a sore thumb. Go on, guess.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:48 AM (kNasr)

87 So we get a monet for nothing and our chicks for free?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2018 09:48 AM (RD7QR)

88 Brattleboro thinks Presdent Obama's portrait is beautiful and we will hang this in our city hall and not that idiot Trump's picture.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 13, 2018 09:48 AM (hqQ+Q)

89 Excellent choice.

Posted by: The Rock at February 13, 2018 09:48 AM (r9UYA)

90 New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 09:48 AM (/tuJf)

91 67 5 Google/Bing "Cliff at Etretat." You will find the exact image that Monet painted.

It's in Normandy and it is absolutely stunning.

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I was going to mention this but I didn't want to Rouen it for everyone.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2018 09:43 AM (9SkN+)

You people are going to drive me in Seine.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2018 09:49 AM (NWiLs)

92 Excellant, CBD! The screech is what I did when the tv exposed those cartoons.

Posted by: Kafiroon at February 13, 2018 09:49 AM (fqzpQ)

93 Viewing this work of art, I get the impression that this was done by hand with paint and brush by an artist. I don't get that impression from the Obama portraits; they look plastic, somehow, as if they were done on a computer using Photoshop.

I don't see any brush strokes in the Obama portraits.

Perhaps, I've just not seen the original digital copies of the work in question. Has anyone seen the originals at the Smithsonian?

What impression do you get from viewing the original work?

Posted by: Wollard P. Standfast at February 13, 2018 09:49 AM (ECDXs)

94 Obama can't be a solipsist. I'M a solipsist.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 09:42 AM (CPk0


In Iain Banks' book Against a Dark Background there was a small mercenary band that were devoted solipsists.

That was on of the most interesting, but eventually pathetic groups of sociopaths ever created by Banks.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2018 09:49 AM (2K6fY)

95 Now that is proper art!

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 13, 2018 09:49 AM (P83tS)

96 Reminds how beautiful the Telwelve Apostles are in Australia.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2018 09:50 AM (PkIg+)

97 The big naked man on the Ottoman is not a lovely portrait, but I think the artist was quite skilled.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2018 09:50 AM (8+Ozj)

98 well, as one art critic said, I speak more in Seurat than Ingres.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 13, 2018 09:50 AM (ILitO)

99 This is one of those paintings where I would want to be there, than here.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 13, 2018 09:50 AM (suO/a)

100 Those are great cliffs...



...to throw those Obama portraits off of after I POOP ON THEM.

Posted by: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at February 13, 2018 09:50 AM (g/z6P)

101 Meh.
It's no Cliffs of Insanity

Posted by: Bruce at February 13, 2018 09:50 AM (8ikIW)

102 95 Now that is proper art!
Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 13, 2018 09:49 AM (P83tS)

Depends on where you land in the trees/no trees debate.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2018 09:51 AM (NWiLs)

103 So we get a monet for nothing and our chicks for free?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2018 09:48 AM (RD7QR)

That ain't workin'.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2018 09:51 AM (0+nbW)

104 Remember how Republicans criticized Obama for trillion-dollar deficits?

Good times...

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 13, 2018 09:52 AM (398bZ)

105 Since I posted too late on the MoRe: who thinks there is a "private" version in the obama's home w TFG holding PDT's decapitated head?

Posted by: Ever at February 13, 2018 09:52 AM (OLS0m)

106 Now that is proper art!
Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 13, 2018 09:49 AM (P83tS)

Depends on where you land in the trees/no trees debate.
Posted by: Insomniac

I'm tree-agnostic...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 13, 2018 09:52 AM (P83tS)

107 Question 1: I assume that Trump doesn't have to spend all the new deficit bloating domestic spending money?

Question 2: If the Senate passes an immigration bill with DACA path to citizenship, no e-verify and no chain migration, but the House passes only legalization and work permits, e-verify, end to chain and lottery; would they go to reconciliation where the conference could accept all the house stuff and pass both chambers with GOP 50+1 majorities.

If so and they do it, it, he Dem squealing would be wonderful. GOP would win in 2018, 2020, and so on.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 13, 2018 09:53 AM (kfcYC)

108 What, me worry?

Posted by: Alfred E. Obama at February 13, 2018 09:53 AM (2z74n)

109 Brutal links sir! This shall be written in the Scrolls of Vengence as a debt owed. Trapping the unwary moron who harms none is abominable.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 13, 2018 09:53 AM (jGh/o)

110 Thanks, CBD. Nice Monet. Anything that has sailboats in it (real or imaginary) is awesome!

Moochelle's a$$ looks even bigger in that big white quilt (I thought she hated whitey!). What a tacky witch.

Obummer just looks like he's taking a crap in the woods. But...THOSE HANDS!

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at February 13, 2018 09:53 AM (lGLBx)

111 Depends on where you land in the trees/no trees debate.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2018 09:51 AM (NWiLs)

if one parachutes out of a plane

no trees, hands down.

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2018 09:53 AM (Z8j2x)

112 71 Stringer Davis

Old Josephus Daniels had something to do with elevating the nature of the sailor.

The great collection Left-Handed Monkey Wrench: Stories and Essays by Richard McKenna has the story. ISTR the title was the "The Wreck of Uncle Josephus". He felt it was so important he worked on it just before his death. It was how SECVAV Daniels led to the rise and triumph of the common sailor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2018 09:54 AM (hyuyC)

113 And a dirty mean man with a shotgun in his hand

He said, "Gimme your monet please."

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2018 09:55 AM (xBSm0)

114 "Obama can't be a solipsist. I'M a solipsist.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 09:42 AM (CPk0"

Obviously not or you would have used "the" not "a".

Posted by: geoffb at February 13, 2018 09:55 AM (zOpu5)

115 if one parachutes out of a plane

no trees, hands down.
Posted by: willow

Generally speaking, one should try to land feet-down...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 13, 2018 09:55 AM (P83tS)

116
Lots of hostility here, kiddos!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2018 09:55 AM (pNxlR)

117 Credit to Ted Cruz for being the only vote against advancing the DACA bill. His explanation is simple and direct. He said he voted "no" because he promised his constituents that he'd oppose amnesty.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 13, 2018 09:55 AM (398bZ)

118 Nefertiti must have had dark, dark dark skin because the bust of her as a light skinned woman MUST be wrong.

And besides, strong black women can only be BLACKITY BLACK BLACK BLACK unlike Halle Berry, Lena Horne, Mariah Carey, Beyonce.

Posted by: Raciss Chorus of Fake Black Outrage at February 13, 2018 09:56 AM (ATVNj)

119
Well, Lucy the Borzoi won the Hound Group last night at Westminster. I suppose I should be happy but, God forgive me, I'm not.

Lucy is the top-winning Borzoi in breed history with about 30 Best in Show wins. She was Reserve Best in Show at Westminster in 2016. The previous Borzoi that won the Hound Group was Ivy Rose back in 1993. Between these two there were a lot of great Borzoi - Nara, Hunter, Casper, Virago, our Lacey - who won their breed but never even got looked at in the Group.

Lucy is a good dog but she has the faults of her breeding: straight front, ears too big and freight-train length. While she's a good Borzoi, I don't think her quality justifies all the Best in Show wins she's gotten. There were even better dogs in the Group last night; Her Majesty was rooting for Monkey the Basset Hound.

The others I mentioned were all owner-handled but Lucy is handled - impeccably, I might add - by a professional (Valerie Atkinson, a very nice lady). There's a lot of money backing her for handling fees, transportation and advertising that your average breeder-owner-handler can never hope to come up with. To be one of the top dogs of all breeds in the country costs, literally, hundreds of thousands of dollars.

So there's quite a bit of marketing going on. It's like a good product selling a lot while a better one with less exposure sells much less. Our big dumb Dan is a fabulous dog, built like a brick outhouse with both doors open, and Her Majesty does her usual magic on him but he loses to a professionally-handled dog that can't get his head above his shoulders while gaiting because of structural faults. Maybe that's what I resent, the edge the professional has over even the best amateur.

Sorry to rant. It gets me peeved.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 13, 2018 09:56 AM (BWL+E)

120 Apparently Ross Douthat wrote a piece the other day advocating a ban on porn.Yeah Ross....

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 09:56 AM (LiyEm)

121 Generally speaking, one should try to land feet-down...
Posted by: Brother Cavil

Never gonna win a gold with that techinique

Posted by: Bruce at February 13, 2018 09:56 AM (8ikIW)

122 Lucian Freud who did the nakedman on an Ottoman portrait has some really grotesque looking portraits but this is one of "nicer". Too bad he couldn't paint the Obamas.

https://tinyurl.com/y7ysq5rp


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2018 09:56 AM (8+Ozj)

123 Looks like a Portuguese Man o'War washed up on the beach. Could be a dirty diaper if it was NJ.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 13, 2018 09:56 AM (r9UYA)

124 Boy Senate Public Hearings are such bullshit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2018 09:56 AM (5y11N)

125 . While she's a good Borzoi, I don't think her quality justifies all the Best in Show wins she's gotten.
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In many ways, this is the story of Barack Obama.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2018 09:58 AM (nBBdT)

126 >>124 Boy Senate Public Hearings are such bullshit

Thank you for watching so we don't have to.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 13, 2018 09:58 AM (r9UYA)

127
The Pictured Rocks, near Monet-Sing, Michigan.
I've climbed 'em, and yumped across too.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 13, 2018 09:32 AM (H5rtT)


That's quite a stretch -- the name, not the yump.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2018 09:58 AM (pNxlR)

128 Could be a dirty diaper if it was NJ.

Posted by: Under Fire


Huma. Just toss the damn thing out the porthole...

...Shillary...

Posted by: Bruce at February 13, 2018 09:58 AM (8ikIW)

129 Too bad he couldn't paint the Obamas.


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2018 09:56 AM (8+Ozj)
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Even though he's dead he probably could have done a better job.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:58 AM (kNasr)

130 >>So there's quite a bit of marketing going on. It's like a good product selling a lot while a better one with less exposure sells much less. Our big dumb Dan is a fabulous dog, built like a brick outhouse with both doors open, and Her Majesty does her usual magic on him but he loses to a professionally-handled dog that can't get his head above his shoulders while gaiting because of structural faults. Maybe that's what I resent, the edge the professional has over even the best amateur.

It's always about the Monet.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 09:59 AM (/tuJf)

131 Groucho sez:
Love goes out the door, when Monet comes innuendo.

And thanks for the Who link before I could even go look for it. Loved Odds and Sods...

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 13, 2018 09:59 AM (RuIsu)

132 I propose a simple screen for identifying GOPe officeholders:

Anyone who criticized Obama for his trillion-dollar deficits and now votes for Trump's trillion-dollar deficit is GOPe.

Easy peasy.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 13, 2018 09:59 AM (398bZ)

133 Like exploitation films, jef's portrait will go down as a WTF? to future audiences.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 13, 2018 10:00 AM (suO/a)

134 Further thinking about the Obama portrait.

The shock value (Real importance. My words are weak here, cause having a black president was a big deal. Too bad he was a commie.) of having 40 something white guy presidents and then the first black on is somewhat diminished by the fact that the painting is deflecting from the importance of TFBP. He couldn't just stand there an look like a president, it had to be about "Him". Sort of makes the office look small. It's just weird, like he wanted to be President of a different country. So yeah the portrait is just another Marxist nut kick at regular Americans.


Should have just done another halo picture. Crown of thorns, crown of flowers, same diff. He even looks bored.

Go eat a waffle at the country club please.

Posted by: 200 years in the future at February 13, 2018 10:00 AM (ymnmz)

135
In many ways, this is the story of Barack Obama.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2018 09:58 AM (nBBdT)


That's a much starker and more extreme story. Lucy is nuance. The Idiot God is a gulf.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 13, 2018 10:01 AM (BWL+E)

136 Monet, it's a hit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 13, 2018 10:01 AM (tRaq7)

137 133 Like exploitation films, jef's portrait will go down as a WTF? to future audiences.
Posted by: auscolpyr at February 13, 2018 10:00 AM (suO/a)

So it's the Blackula of presidential portraits?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2018 10:01 AM (RD7QR)

138 Obama's portrait solidifies my belief tat the guy is a certified fruitcake.

Not gay, but just a fucking lunatic whose worldview is cuckoo-bananas.

Eight years as president and your portrait looks like something out of an eighth grade art show.

My god, we had eight years with a certifiable window licker in the White House.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 10:02 AM (ATVNj)

139 200 years sock off

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 13, 2018 10:02 AM (ymnmz)

140 But wait here, the US senate is the world's greatest deliberative body. They told me so themselves.

Posted by: JEM at February 13, 2018 10:02 AM (hlVcQ)

141 I think the JEF portrait is just right. Him sitting on his ass, surrounded by poison Ivy.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 13, 2018 10:02 AM (jsWA8)

142 Like exploitation films, jef's portrait will go down as a WTF? to future audiences.
Posted by: auscolpyr at February 13, 2018 10:00 AM (suO/a)


. . . install a rubber mat and a spittoon in front of it maybe . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2018 10:03 AM (2K6fY)

143 I am hoping that the painter played some kind of game and Obama will gradually fade out of the painting leaving nothing but leaves.

Posted by: JEM at February 13, 2018 10:04 AM (hlVcQ)

144
Apparently Ross Douthat wrote a piece the other day advocating a ban on porn.Yeah Ross....
Posted by: steevy


Can he define porn?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 10:04 AM (IqV8l)

145 I don't get that impression from the Obama portraits; they look plastic, somehow, as if they were done on a computer using Photoshop.
Posted by: Wollard P. Standfast at February 13, 2018 09:49 AM
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You are probably on to something. Looks like there was a fair amount of copy/paste going on. Check out this on Twitter:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9fj2ack

Incredible.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 13, 2018 10:04 AM (HiDrR)

146 Wow, a screaming Yoko and a fat Ottoman guy. CBD must really hate us today.

As to today's drawing, I dunno. I'd like to see the actual cliffs at Etretat to see what he was trying to do. The one cliff looks unnaturally rounded as if it were a castle.

I keep wanting to like Monet because people like him, but I can't. I never feel moved.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2018 10:04 AM (fuK7c)

147 "...the link in JJ's MoRe about the Obama paintings which had a tweet that showed a montage of 12 official presidential portraits..."

Um, which link is that? My search-fu is sluggish this morning.

Posted by: mindful webworker - easily bemildred at February 13, 2018 10:05 AM (/IMJl)

148 144
Apparently Ross Douthat wrote a piece the other day advocating a ban on porn.Yeah Ross....
Posted by: steevy

Can he define porn?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 10:04 AM (IqV8l)

He knows it when he sees it.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2018 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

149 Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:58 AM (kNasr)

Yes; I knew he was dead :^) and yes, he would have done a better job.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2018 10:05 AM (8+Ozj)

150 Mo Brooks was interviewed by Breitbart News Saturday and pulled zero punches on DACA and the budget.

https://tinyurl.com/yba7h9ej

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 13, 2018 10:05 AM (398bZ)

151 how can you ban pron when nobody claims to look at it?

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 13, 2018 10:05 AM (FZYNt)

152 Thanks CBD !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 13, 2018 10:06 AM (SUFnU)

153 At least the Obama portrait looks like him. The Mooch portrait is . . . I do not know what to call it!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 13, 2018 10:06 AM (rdl6o)

154 "Monet, it's a hit."

**puts on Harry Carey voice**

Line drive there it is!!
Into left field!!
Hit number 3000!!
Monet rounding first on his way to second!!
Holy cow he came through!!

Posted by: teej at February 13, 2018 10:07 AM (jUilJ)

155 Trump's portrait should be glow in the dark on velvet...

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:07 AM (LiyEm)

156
My god, we had eight years with a certifiable window licker in the White House.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot
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Surrounded by sycophant throne-sniffing enablers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2018 10:07 AM (FJXGr)

157 Looks like Picard in his ready room.

Posted by: Fritz at February 13, 2018 10:07 AM (2Mnv1)

158 I do get tired of Obama always sticking his finger in my eye.

Or is it simply money can't buy taste.


Or both.


What is also funny is that when that famous photographer, Annie whatsher face, admits that she takes picture s of conservatives to mock them its all hahaha. But here we have equally disastrous paintings and it a all SHUT UP. It's so the best. And don't you even think about talking about the artists racist's paintings cause that makes you racists.

DAVID DUUUUUUKE !!!!!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 13, 2018 10:08 AM (ymnmz)

159 Can he define porn?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 10:04 AM (IqV8l)

I can't but I know it when I see it. (Lifted by some black robe)

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 13, 2018 10:08 AM (suO/a)

160 Where ever has Trump even suggested that he is a budget hawk small government type?He doesn't even bother to pretend like the majority of the GOP.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:08 AM (LiyEm)

161
I believe that I like Manet's sunset view of the same feature better - just sayin'

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9mhrwok

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2018 10:09 AM (pNxlR)

162 natural flying buttress

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:09 AM (h/uSM)

163 Here is the Pete Suderman answer to Douthat and there is a link to his piece.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/288535/

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:10 AM (LiyEm)

164

Mares eat oats and lambs eat oats and Barry sits in ivy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 10:10 AM (IqV8l)

165 There's probably big fish in the shade of that overhang.
It'll fall on you as soon as you boat in.

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2018 10:10 AM (FhXTo)

166 He knows it when he sees it.

==============
That is like the FDR quote There is nothing to fear but fear itself.

I never understood what was so profound about it.

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 13, 2018 10:10 AM (rdl6o)

167 162
natural flying buttress

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:09 AM (h/uSM)

Flying Buttress? Can only do that one once a night. Ooooooff.

Posted by: Lisa Page at February 13, 2018 10:10 AM (ymnmz)

168 37 I like this painting, particularly the water. And I love the blue in the sky. Blue always makes me happy.
Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 09:36 AM (kNasr)

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word

Posted by: blueballs at February 13, 2018 10:11 AM (h/uSM)

169 Heh buzzsaw said butt

Posted by: Bigby's Pointy Finger at February 13, 2018 10:11 AM (QJmys)

170 Porn will not be banned, nor should it be. Too many leftists make a great deal of money at it. I am not on the "It's a harmless, fun pastime" as too many women do it get involved with drugs and there's a lot of suicide with people who do it, and a lot of sex trafficking goes on the less "classy" side of it. Child porn? The makers of it an distributors should hung up by their balls

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2018 10:11 AM (8+Ozj)

171 mindful, here you go:

https://tinyurl.com/ycpujmfs

I clicked on that guy's Twitter feed and found another one that he had retweeted:

Who wore it better? https://tinyurl.com/yattsuxp

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:11 AM (kNasr)

172 ban porn?

and what, get a real job?

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at February 13, 2018 10:11 AM (FZYNt)

173 Looks like a perfect place to put down a beach chair and throw a line into the surf. zzzzZZZZzzzz

Posted by: J. Sessions at February 13, 2018 10:11 AM (r9UYA)

174 We shall not fear.Fear is the mindkiller.

FDR

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:11 AM (LiyEm)

175 Posted by: JEM at February 13, 2018 10:04 AM (hlVcQ)

Talk the curator into displaying it in front of a window where the sun shines (or mount a bright light).

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 13, 2018 10:11 AM (suO/a)

176 I believe that I like Manet's sunset view of the same feature better - just sayin'


You linked to a different Monet of the feature.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2018 10:12 AM (fuK7c)

177 natural flying buttress
Posted by: buzzsaw90
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Ooooo. Tell me more.

Posted by: Shep at February 13, 2018 10:12 AM (Zdm89)

178 171
mindful, here you go:



https://tinyurl.com/ycpujmfs



I clicked on that guy's Twitter feed and found another one that he had retweeted:



Who wore it better? https://tinyurl.com/yattsuxp





Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:11 AM (kNasr)


Jeebus. Is that really from the same artist?
Me thinks Barry got punked.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 13, 2018 10:12 AM (ymnmz)

179

We have nothing to be afraid of except afraidness itself.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 10:13 AM (IqV8l)

180 Flying Buttress? Can only do that one once a night. Ooooooff.
Posted by: Lisa Page

My buttress gets a pounding every night

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 13, 2018 10:13 AM (FZYNt)

181 Go ahead and ban it. I'll invest in whatever new technology comes out to route around it

Posted by: Bigby's Pointy Finger at February 13, 2018 10:13 AM (QJmys)

182
That's Normandy. Tom Hanks fought his way up that cliff in a hail of bullets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)
_________________

Been there,, done that...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 13, 2018 10:13 AM (mPeei)

183 That last link speaks to me.
Posted by: JackStraw


Interesting. What other inanimate objects speak to you.

Posted by: Sharp Eyed Psychiatrist Scribbling Furiously at February 13, 2018 10:13 AM (iv0p7)

184 181 Go ahead and ban it. I'll invest in whatever new technology comes out to route around it
Posted by: Bigby's Pointy Finger

Porn is responsible for more innovation that Thomas Edison

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 13, 2018 10:14 AM (FZYNt)

185 But I mean Obama has six fingers, it's classic.

Posted by: WOPR (Russian BOTS are pikers) at February 13, 2018 10:14 AM (J70i0)

186 *than*

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 13, 2018 10:14 AM (FZYNt)

187 I'm about to go to my sculpture class. Will there be Sculpture Week on the Art Thread anytime soon? Michelangelo, Houdon, Rodin, those guys? Just a suggestion.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at February 13, 2018 10:14 AM (u/y9G)

188 One hundred years form now, people will be looking at this painting and thinking, "How beautiful!" and looking at the O portraits and thinking,"WTF?"


It's not just that they are artistically awful and outright juvenile, its that the left is insisting that they are something worthy of fawning admiration.

It's as if their neurons are short circuited for them to love and worship excrement and only excrement.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 13, 2018 10:15 AM (3t31F)

189 As always, CBD, good job. Subtle!

Posted by: The Intragalactic Yoko Ono Appreciation Society, AoSHQ Claque at February 13, 2018 10:15 AM (ctuyM)

190 Jeebus. Is that really from the same artist?
Me thinks Barry got punked.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 13, 2018 10:12 AM (ymnmz)
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No, I don't think so. It's just that the idea of the background is similar.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:15 AM (kNasr)

191 I don't mind the Obama portrait. It's very telling how he's portrayed like some pagan nature god

Posted by: Bigby's Pointy Finger at February 13, 2018 10:16 AM (QJmys)

192 , Rodin, those guys?
------------

Let me think about it.

Posted by: Rodin at February 13, 2018 10:17 AM (y3sT9)

193
I don't care that the Idiot God's official portrait is a horror, I care that we will be expected to declare it a masterpiece or be decried as racists.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 13, 2018 10:17 AM (BWL+E)

194 >>But I mean Obama has six fingers, it's classic.

I can't not see it now.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 10:17 AM (/tuJf)

195 I am hoping that the painter played some kind of game and Obama will
gradually fade out of the painting leaving nothing but leaves.
Here you go...
https://twitter.com/senatorshoshana/
status/963086458058887169

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2018 10:17 AM (ewxPW)

196 191 Bigby's Pointy Finger

This is an outlier in the tradition of official portraits.

While it may be art, it shows the parvenu nature of the Obamas and how distant they were from being cultural Americans.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2018 10:17 AM (hyuyC)

197 One hundred years form now, people will be looking at this painting and thinking, "How beautiful!" and looking at the O portraits and thinking,"WTF?"


That's actually the upside. Future people will look at the utter silliness of the Obama portraits and say "people actually voted for him?"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2018 10:17 AM (fuK7c)

198
I can't not see it now.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 10:17 AM (/tuJf)

+++

I know.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 13, 2018 10:18 AM (tcwn1)

199
But I mean Obama has six fingers, it's classic.

Posted by: WOPR (Russian BOTS are pikers) at February 13, 2018 10:14 AM


Anyone with two eyes can tell that six fingers are in play. The left will deny, to their dying breath, that the artist done fvcked up.

I'll let Muldoon supply ICD-10 code for:

Cognitive Dissonance

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 13, 2018 10:19 AM (2FqvZ)

200 If you outlaw looking at boobies, only outlaws will look at boobies.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:19 AM (jnLXM)

201 I get a serious Diego Rivera vibe off of these two portraits. I don't know why, I think it is the use of colors and the fairly schematic look.

The other weird thing is that the suit and the dress seem to have more care put into them than the faces

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2018 10:20 AM (2K6fY)

202 If you outlaw looking at boobies, only outlaws will look at boobies."


Yup

Posted by: VIA, an undocumented potential outlaw at February 13, 2018 10:21 AM (EyPfd)

203 I don't mind the Obama portrait. It's very telling how he's portrayed like some pagan nature god
Needs hooves and horns added.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2018 10:21 AM (ewxPW)

204
Six fingers is a mark of advanced evolution.

https://tinyurl.com/ycq4bcvn

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 10:21 AM (IqV8l)

205 Large yawn!
Good morning everyone.
Scratches.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2018 10:21 AM (0tfLf)

206 If they wanted a black guy to do the Obama portrait they should have hired Terry Crews. The dude is pretty good. Though he may have painted Obama shooting hoops.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2018 10:22 AM (PkIg+)

207 There are numerous symbols of homosexuality and transgenderism in the Obama portraits too: triangles, bold stripes and the blatant, in-your-face green background. That's the other subtext of the art, in addition to it's contemptuous transgression of classical artistic standards.

LGBT symbols:

https://tinyurl.com/y9ogk9mj

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at February 13, 2018 10:23 AM (edacE)

208 It's very telling how he's portrayed like some pagan nature god

The pagan demigod Pan liked to terrify travelers passing through his woods. Pan would hide in the foliage and rustle the leaves as the unsuspecting traveler passed by.

Each rustle would scare the traveler a bit more, and Pan would continue in this manner until the poor soul was in a blind "panic".

This is the origin of the word "panic", from nature demigod Pan's tricks.

The parallel to Obama is delicious.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 13, 2018 10:23 AM (iv0p7)

209 Somme of us love puns !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 13, 2018 10:23 AM (SUFnU)

210 Mommy, why is that man taking a crap in the weeds?

Posted by: Some little kid at the Smithsonian, circa 2030 at February 13, 2018 10:24 AM (RD7QR)

211
The Barky portrait is already getting a makeover --

https://twitter.com/aether_erebus/status/963275363592781824

Worth a look!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2018 10:24 AM (pNxlR)

212 The silver lining in banning porn is that the sexbot industry would double their technology efforts.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2018 10:24 AM (PkIg+)

213 Future people will look at the utter silliness of the Obama portraits"

Really? 'Cause I'm thinking they'll be as well known as William Henry Harrison....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:24 AM (7LY+6)

214 Six fingers is a mark of advanced evolution.



https://tinyurl.com/ycq4bcvn

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 10:21 AM


*narrows eyes*

Posted by: Inigo Montoya at February 13, 2018 10:24 AM (p+Wdc)

215 The past is being rewritten. Right before our eyes. Canceling classical books from school curriculum, finding Islamic influences in early viking culture, insisting that Nefertiti was black. It's all being done first slowly and then quickly.

Posted by: Max Power at February 13, 2018 10:25 AM (QCc6B)

216 The silver lining in banning porn is that the sexbot industry would double their technology efforts.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2018 10:24 AM


Great. SkyNet will become self aware faster, but at least the terminators will be hawt.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 13, 2018 10:25 AM (p+Wdc)

217 bluebell: 171 mindful, here you go:
https://tinyurl.com/ycpujmfs...


Thanks, bluebell. I had gone to the Truth Revolt page, but didn't have Javascript on and so missed a bunch of stuff.

Glad that site didn't flood me with pop-ups and other nuisance stuff like other Javascript-required sites.

Posted by: mindful webworker - raw HTML or nothing at February 13, 2018 10:26 AM (/IMJl)

218 When the time comes, Melania's portrait would be va va voom.

Posted by: IC at February 13, 2018 10:26 AM (a0IVu)

219 In retrospect, Republicans should have raised the 25th Amendment issue of mental illness of Obama.

The guy was not right. He displayed all sorts symptoms of chronic mental illness, including his strange episodes of showing off his erection to the press, exploding at John McCain at a budget hearing, bowing to foreign governments, his incredibly skewed view of reality ("Iran is our friend") and his racial animus.

In retrospect, he was really, really nuts.

Take away his title and he sounds a junkie on a street corner in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 10:27 AM (MnkFD)

220 We need a War on Porn! Just like the highly successful War on Drugs!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2018 10:27 AM (XyYvC)

221 Mindful, I use the Brave browser and never have trouble with any of that stuff anymore.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:27 AM (kNasr)

222 He who would pun would pick a pocket.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 10:27 AM (/tuJf)

223 I don't think the Obama portrait is the worst painting ever, really. For an act of portraiture by a modern Black painter, it's damn near hyperrealism.

The only thing non-traditional about it is the leafy hedgy background he and his chair are suspended in, which I just don't see the point of. Because he was the Saviour of Gaia? Or some silly shit like that? The first "Green" president?

I don't know, whatever man. The guy was a piece of shit President and good riddance to him.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:27 AM (jnLXM)

224
176 I believe that I like Manet's sunset view of the same feature better - just sayin'

You linked to a different Monet of the feature.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2018 10:12 AM (fuK7c)


The link was correct. I goofed up the name.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2018 10:27 AM (pNxlR)

225 Great. SkyNet will become self aware faster, but at least the terminators will be hawt.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 13, 2018 10:25 AM (p+Wdc)

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there will be a market for the rubber skinned ones

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:27 AM (h/uSM)

226 Stuck on this backup system while the primary reconciles some kind of remediation issue that is hoggin all the system memory.

Could take all day.

Posted by: Reginald Lowbrow at February 13, 2018 10:28 AM (ECDXs)

227 Ah, finally.

I've finished all the preparations for my boss' funeral. Got the venue, the flowers, the service, and everything ready to do.

Now comes the hard part: waiting for the son of a bitch to die.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (PFy0L)

228 There are numerous symbols of homosexuality and transgenderism in the Obama portraits too: triangles, bold stripes and the blatant, in-your-face green background. That's the other subtext of the art, in addition to it's contemptuous transgression of classical artistic standards.

LGBT symbols:

https://tinyurl.com/y9ogk9mj
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at February 13, 2018 10:23 AM (edacE)



Yeah, my queer cred is in good standing and I did not see a single solitary bit of encoded homosexuality or transgenderism in those works.

Seriously, I know that for a certain subsection of the Horde, we queers infest everything but sometimes crappy art is just crappy art.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (mf5HN)

229 Its like the portrait of is saying Barry is so big he cannot be constrained by the oval office. He's bigger than that. In a field with his top button undone. Its like Barry is specifically saying "Not Your President".


Or he's nuts like the end of the movie Brazil Where that guy goes coocoo en la cabeza and retreats to the field of his inner mind.

BTW Brazil was a great movie. Don't know why its not on much anywhere. Prolly, hits too close to home with the commies. That could be a movie thread, I suppose. Movies that missed there mark, but hit a bulleyes onthe truth, but not the way the director would have wanted or soemthing. Thinking is hard for me. Look at my handle!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (ymnmz)

230 He who would pun would pick a pocket.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 10:27 AM


Punning...picking pockets...shouldn't we just pick the lesser of two weevils?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (p+Wdc)

231 So the artist painted Obama in a field of kudzu?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (Dbv1R)

232 The rocky shoals of despair.

Seriously, the white guy making skid marks on the ottoman is really nasty. Sick gay pr0n nasty.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (JNTt1)

233
Barky's portrait is wallpaper art. Period. Steam in off, give the underlying wallboard a skim coat of sparkle, repaint it and move one.

Put it and Mooch's in their craptastic mausoleum in Southside Chicago.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2018 10:31 AM (pNxlR)

234 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (mf5HN)

Your post seemed a little gay to me.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2018 10:32 AM (PkIg+)

235 Cuthbert, we should look to self-ownership and classical liberal elements in Zardoz

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2018 10:32 AM (2K6fY)

236 228 Yeah, my queer cred is in good standing and I did not see a single solitary bit of encoded homosexuality or transgenderism in those works.

Seriously, I know that for a certain subsection of the Horde, we queers infest everything but sometimes crappy art is just crappy art.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (mf5HN)


The whole "Mooch is obviously a man" thing is kind of like that, too.

No. Mooch is just ugly.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 13, 2018 10:33 AM (WDCYi)

237 Global warming gave Barky a nice vibrant floral background of noxious plants so, good.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 13, 2018 10:33 AM (r9UYA)

238 So in my travels to Istanbul last week I got to watch a few movies on the plane.

Passengers - Chris Pratt and J Lawrence
Liked it. Sci-Fi / Romance
JL is easy on the eyes if you dont think about her lefty politics

Three Billboards at Ebbing - Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson
Excellent acting, intriguing story line, but the ending left me kinda meh. It doesn't seem to resolve the story line in way I liked.

BladeRunner 2019 - Harrison Ford, and some young guy
Similar to the original - a total 'WTF is going on' movie.
Long and dysfunctional


I'm sure Ace will write a much better 12,000 word post on one of these. I'll stay tuned

Posted by: McCool at February 13, 2018 10:33 AM (KvRqW)

239 How does one get rid of a queer infestation?What bait works best in th traps?

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:33 AM (LiyEm)

240
Barky's portrait is wallpaper art. Period. Steam it off, give the underlying wallboard a skim coat of spackle, repaint it and move on.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2018 10:33 AM (pNxlR)

241 He who would pun would pick a pocket.

Posted by: JackStraw


You've got to pick a pocket or two.

Posted by: Oliver at February 13, 2018 10:33 AM (iv0p7)

242 235
Cuthbert, we should look to self-ownership and classical liberal elements in Zardoz


Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2018 10:32 AM (2K6fY)

Never saw Zardoz. James Bond in a red diaper thingy sort of turned me off. That's the movie you are talking about. right?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (ymnmz)

243 Should have got that woman who fixed the Jesus painting to do them.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (xBSm0)

244 The only thing non-traditional about it is the leafy hedgy
background he and his chair are suspended in, which I just don't see the
point of.

Wiley does that with literally all of his paintings although some have flowery wallpaper rather than the all-leaf background.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (ewxPW)

245 Gorgeous Monet.

Now, about the Obama's... you have to admire their brass. They have put a stake in the ground, declaring that their administration wasn't a Political statement, but rather a Social Statement.

Obama was never interested in Executing the Constitution. He was neither qualified nor interested in being Chief Executive. In the same way that rookies think that being a manager is as simple as "telling people what to do, and then they do it," Obama viewed President as King.

And acted as such.

However, this was never his goal. It was an unpleasant aspect of the real job, which was being Historic. That's all that he ever wanted, the title "First."

Not "best." Not "good." Not "effective." Just "Social Justice Leader."

BTW, Hillary would have done the *exact* same thing. She no more wants to actually be President than you do. She wants to be First.

The Presidency has become a social totem to these lunatics.

In a world where the Kardashians and the Hiltons and so many others are famous just for being famous, this approach works. A frightening number of Americans are voting purely on Social Totem Visuals.

Posted by: RobM1981 at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (FgxCS)

246 Apparently, rising sea levels are causing lower sea levels.

Or something.

http://strangesounds.org/?p=49033

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (EyPfd)

247 I'll actually defend the artist making Obama's top shirt button undone.

It was a defining symbol of the bastard's presidency: That overt desire to act like he's above it all. Breezy. Unfazed by slings and arrows. While everything goes to shit around him due to his neglect (or worse)

He was a dick to be that way, but I give the painter a pass for representing it in the portrait. Show the future what a slovenly douche the guy was.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (jnLXM)

248 I don't know who the black lady in the other portrait is but it an't Mooch...

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (LiyEm)

249 'Cause I'm thinking they'll be as well known as William Henry Harrison....
Posted by: Anon a mouse


It's a shame that Obama didn't govern like William Henry Harrison.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (6FqZa)

250 I think they should x-ray the painting.

It's not unusual for artists to paint a message or hidden painting under the layer of paint that is visible.

I would be very curious to see what is hidden under the layer of leaves.

Well, that's my two cents. Gotta go back to playing my Led Zeppelin and Beatle albums backwards.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (MnkFD)

251 Seriously, I know that for a certain subsection of
the Horde, we queers infest everything but sometimes crappy art is just
crappy art.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (mf5HN)

But you aren't authentically queer because you are a Reich-Winger.

Posted by: every Leftist queer, ever at February 13, 2018 10:35 AM (Dbv1R)

252 " Should have got that woman who fixed the Jesus painting to do them."

Too late..someone already did that.
(Can't find the link right now)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2018 10:35 AM (EyPfd)

253 247
I'll actually defend the artist making Obama's top shirt button undone.



It was a defining symbol of the bastard's presidency: That overt
desire to act like he's above it all. Breezy. Unfazed by slings and
arrows. While everything goes to shit around him due to his neglect (or
worse)



He was a dick to be that way, but I give the painter a pass for
representing it in the portrait. Show the future what a slovenly douche
the guy was.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (jnLXM)


That's a defense? LOL Tell me how you relaly feel.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 13, 2018 10:35 AM (ymnmz)

254 215 The past is being rewritten. Right before our eyes. Canceling classical books from school curriculum, finding Islamic influences in early viking culture, insisting that Nefertiti was black. It's all being done first slowly and then quickly.
Posted by: Max Power at February 13, 2018 10:25 AM (QCc6B)

to erase the wisdom of our Forefathers, you must erase the History that made them...

Technology has led to a new paradigm. In Technology everything becomes obsolete in about 5 years... and thus the knowledge from 10 years ago becomes worthless...

Heck... did you know that Technology College Credits, from 10 years ago, can no longer be applied to a new degree??? Even things like basic electronics???

Problem is, that they moved that Philosophy over to ALL of education...

They really believe they can 'reprogram' reality....

Posted by: Don Q. at February 13, 2018 10:36 AM (NgKpN)

255 Seriously, I know that for a certain subsection of the Horde, we queers infest everything but sometimes crappy art is just crappy art.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (mf5HN)


Indeed.

*takes long thoughtful draw from cigar*

Posted by: Sigmund Freud at February 13, 2018 10:36 AM (9SkN+)

256 but sometimes crappy art is just crappy art.
That sounds like something a Russian gaybot would say.

RUSSIAN GAYBOT!!! RUSSIAN GAYBOT!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2018 10:36 AM (ewxPW)

257 239 How does one get rid of a queer infestation?What bait works best in th traps?
________________________________________

Concert tickets to Elton John's final tour.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 10:36 AM (MnkFD)

258 Haven't seen the one of the nasty resentful racist (her), but Bambi's portrait isn't very good.


I mean, the artist simply didn't capture his face - it's just not very good. Nose is too broad, a few other things.


Portrait painting is difficult and I get that, but that simply isn't a very good portrait, to me. Forget all the stuff about background, body proportions, etc. I just immediately am drawn to the face and it just didn't capture his looks very well.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 13, 2018 10:36 AM (iynDC)

259 By the way, whoever it is that recommended checking out Amazon Prime's music selection - thank you! Its rather amazing.

Posted by: IC at February 13, 2018 10:36 AM (a0IVu)

260 250
I think they should x-ray the painting.



It's not unusual for artists to paint a message or hidden painting under the layer of paint that is visible.



I would be very curious to see what is hidden under the layer of leaves.



Well, that's my two cents. Gotta go back to playing my Led Zeppelin and Beatle albums backwards.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (MnkFD)


Hello!

Posted by: Severed Head of Trump at February 13, 2018 10:36 AM (ymnmz)

261 New Black Panther criticism. The Woke Folk says there's not enough LGBTEIEIO.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 13, 2018 10:36 AM (+y/Ru)

262
BTW, Hillary would have done the *exact* same thing. She no more wants to actually be President than you do. She wants to be First.


She was first: first woman to receive a major political party's nomination for President to get her face mashed into the hypothetical glass ceiling.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2018 10:37 AM (pNxlR)

263 This thread is always well along before I ever finish the links from the morning thread.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2018 10:37 AM (V2Yro)

264 we queers infest everything but sometimes crappy art is just crappy art.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (mf5HN)

It's a Jooo plot.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at February 13, 2018 10:37 AM (wYseH)

265 I think that Obama Portrait is a worked over piece that the artist had lasying around the studio.

That's really the only way he could have got Arsenio Hall's hands.

The Michele Obama painting is just crap. Pure and simple crap. Doesn't look like her at all. And, how do you make a Black Woman look wan like that?

Posted by: garrett at February 13, 2018 10:38 AM (nIKZP)

266 We still hate Trump and want's our Loving Presdenrt of Color back !!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 13, 2018 10:38 AM (hqQ+Q)

267 114 "Obama can't be a solipsist. I'M a solipsist.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 09:42 AM (CPk0"

Obviously not or you would have used "the" not "a".
Posted by: geoffb at February 13, 2018 09:55 AM (zOpu5)


I make the rules, bucko.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 10:38 AM (CPk08)

268 insisting that Nefertiti was black."

That's not a new thingy, BTW. Nefertiti and Cleo were both "black" back in the 70's...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:38 AM (7LY+6)

269 " This thread is always well along before I ever finish the links from the morning thread."

I'm typing as slow as I can.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2018 10:39 AM (EyPfd)

270
But you aren't authentically queer because you are a Reich-Winger.
Posted by: every Leftist queer, ever at February 13, 2018 10:35 AM (Dbv1R)

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have they got one of those goofy terms for that? Gay on the outside, conservative on the inside?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:39 AM (h/uSM)

271 >>Portrait painting is difficult...


"We'll take the Kramer!'

Posted by: garrett at February 13, 2018 10:39 AM (nIKZP)

272 Is that an elbow on that cliff?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2018 10:39 AM (0tfLf)

273 261 New Black Panther criticism. The Woke Folk says there's not enough LGBTEIEIO.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 13, 2018 10:36 AM (+y/Ru)

It's the Black Panther. Not the Pink Panther.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:40 AM (jnLXM)

274 How does one get rid of a queer infestation?What bait works best in th traps?
Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:33 AM (LiyEm)



Lemon bars.

I mean OBVIOUSLY.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:40 AM (mf5HN)

275 It's a Jooo plot.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at February 13, 2018 10:37 AM (wYseH)


What the hell did we have to do with this one? I missed something?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 10:40 AM (CPk08)

276 We're never getting a balanced budget folks. I'll be content with a deficit that grows less than real GDP growth per capita.

The big thing that needs to be fixed is health care spending per capita. It's double what It should be. It alone will break the bank. Everything else is manageable

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 13, 2018 10:40 AM (ItDyU)

277 "Send Me Your Monet" is a classic Suicidal Tendencies tune.

Posted by: antisocial justice botnik at February 13, 2018 10:40 AM (NL6wI)

278 Posted by: McCool at February 13, 2018 10:33 AM (KvRqW)

Might I saddest going to see '12 Strong'...

Its an unabashedly Pro American, Pro US Military movie...

Good guys win, bad guys loose... and even shows the bad guys AS Bas Guys...

It was like a WW2 movie... I was stunned....

I'm trying to get people to go see it, so Hollywood gets the message that its OK to make these movies...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM (NgKpN)

279 "I said yesterday that I'm actually glad they are how they are, because this means in 50 years when people tour the White House they will be laughed at for their silliness."

I agree completely, the Obama's have created the perfect tribute to themselves!!! Look at what those portraits are - flat, childishly drawn imitations of Greater Works and Greater Men that have come before. They'd look far more at home hanging on the cafeteria wall during a 6th grade art festival.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM (V2Yro)

280 The News Molesters bash Trump as a proto-dictator every day--but when confronted with the actual thing in Korea, they folded quicker than a Two-Dollar Tijuana hooker on roofies.

Without the hooker's quiet dignity.

Or two dollars.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM (Ndje9)

281 What the hell did we have to do with this one? I missed something?
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 10:40 AM (CPk0
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Don't mind him. He's a well-known rabid anti-Semite.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM (kNasr)

282
I make the rules, bucko.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 10:38 AM (CPk0

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shouldn't that be 'a rule, bucko."?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM (h/uSM)

283 I missed something?"

Yeah. The C guy is an anti sediment. Or something.

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM (7LY+6)

284 >> We still hate Trump and want's our Loving Presdenrt of Color back !!!!!


But Trump IS a President of Color: Orange !!

Posted by: McCool at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM (KvRqW)

285 Everyone hates Zardoz because of the crappy effects, but the plot is very interesting once you get past the sex and the barbarian invader to Utopia thing.

I do like the view on the fist inside the velvet glove of patriarchal society. In a way it is a society that is the perfect re-engineering to socialism, where escape is impossible and rebellion against the norm is punished mercilessly, and the only escape is to go catatonic.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM (2K6fY)

286 Sick gay pr0n nasty.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at February 13, 2018 10:29 AM (JNTt1)

Lucian Freud didn't paint gay pornography. And he wasn't gay.

But...I agree with your larger point...those faggots are everywhere!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 13, 2018 10:42 AM (wYseH)

287 OK, now i realize that my portrait wasn't so bad.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at February 13, 2018 10:42 AM (h/uSM)

288 This is what you get when you have affirmative action set asides in art class.


Nobody ever pulled the painter aside and said...Honestly, you're just not that good at portraits.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2018 10:42 AM (EyPfd)

289 those faggots are everywhere!"

Kansas City?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:42 AM (7LY+6)

290 It's a Jooo plot.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at February 13, 2018 10:37 AM (wYseH)


Whenever people type something like that I read it in the voice of Eddie Murphy being strangled by Dan Aykroyd.

It was the Joooos! It was the Joooooos!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:42 AM (mf5HN)

291 274 How does one get rid of a queer infestation?

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hello

Posted by: Face sized spider at February 13, 2018 10:43 AM (h/uSM)

292 265
I think that Obama Portrait is a worked over piece that the artist had lasying around the studio.



That's really the only way he could have got Arsenio Hall's hands.



The Michele Obama painting is just crap. Pure and simple crap.
Doesn't look like her at all. And, how do you make a Black Woman look
wan like that?

Posted by: garrett at February 13, 2018 10:38 AM (nIKZP)


Yep. For eight years we had to hear about M's beautifully tone arms and shoulders. She just looks puffy and soft in that portrait. Should have executed the artist. Has anyone seen him lately? Nothing that is definitionally M is remotely on par with the real world M. And since no one has seen the dress in real life we can't be sure about that.
9th Grade artist. I see it every year in the vestibule of the local HS.
If the idea of art is to "capture the viewer", even through a dishonest propaganda representation , then this is art.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 13, 2018 10:43 AM (ymnmz)

293 >>Whenever people type something like that I read it in the voice of Eddie Murphy


I'm a Jew Hating Donkey, Shrek!

Posted by: garrett at February 13, 2018 10:43 AM (nIKZP)

294 "What the hell did we have to do with this one? I missed something?"

Let him go...he's on a roll.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2018 10:44 AM (EyPfd)

295
hello
Posted by: Face sized spider at February 13, 2018 10:43 AM (h/uSM)



I will cut a bitch, buzzsaw.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:44 AM (mf5HN)

296 shouldn't that be 'a rule, bucko."?
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM (h/uSM)


Nope. I let you disagree, of course, but you can't be right.

Hold it. I just thought of something.


Maybe my wife is the solipsist. This would explain some things.....hm.

Hm.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2018 10:44 AM (CPk08)

297 "Well, that's my two cents. Gotta go back to playing my Led Zeppelin and Beatle albums backwards.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 10:34 AM (MnkFD)"

I have it on good authority that if you play a Nickleback album backwards, you will hear clear messages from the Devil himself. Of course if you play them forwards, you'll hear Nickleback, so it's a wash.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (V2Yro)

298 Let him go...he's on a roll."

Like a schmear?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (7LY+6)

299 From the Daily Beast interview with an anonymous, pre-Oscars Academy voter:

"I hope it's not Dunkirk. Between Darkest Hour and Dunkirk, I didn't understand Dunkirk. It's a fine battle picture, but it's very, very confusing. They constantly switch between night and day. I wasn't familiar with Dunkirk in my history, and I didn't know it's in France. And they never explained it."

Our Betters, ladies and gentlemen.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (oVJmc)

300 *shoves spork shiv through the USB to AtC*

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (kNasr)

301 Nefertiti and Cleo were both "black" back in the 70's...
Just like Foxy Brown!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (ewxPW)

302 274 How does one get rid of a queer infestation?

Open a Wal-mart directly across the street from another Wal-mart.

Give it a month and there won't be a single homosexual within twenty miles.

You know, like Restoration Hardware, but in reverse.

But then your property values will tank and your local live music scene will start to blow, so there's that tradeoff to consider.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (jnLXM)

303 >>That's really the only way he could have got Arsenio Hall's hands.

He has The Man With Six Fingers hands.

How do you screw up that badly on a portrait going to the Smithsonian?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (/tuJf)

304 276 We're never getting a balanced budget folks.
_______________________________________

You are absolutely right. Here's why.

The dirty little secret goes back to Hamilton.

Borrowing is a vital part of economics. It is also known as investment. I builds a relationship between the borrower and the lender. The lender is then beholden to the borrower and the borrower needs the lender for future economic growth.

In world economics, that is a defense mechanism.

Switzerland has never been attacked because it has innoculated itself by taking on Europe's savings (investments).

You will never see deficit spending disappear. It is a political and economic preservation plan.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (ATVNj)

305 299 LOL

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (LiyEm)

306 The next dem President will try to one up Obama and do his or her portrait in the Salvador Dali style.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2018 10:46 AM (PkIg+)

307
That's not a new thingy, BTW. Nefertiti and Cleo were both "black" back in the 70's...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:38 AM (7LY+6)

Well that's just stupid, insofar as Cleopatra is concerned. She was Greek. An incredibly well educated, intelligent Greek woman who ruled Egypt, and did it pretty well, Rome notwithstanding. And although not beautiful, she was apparently enthralling to the men she dealt with. Ladies today could learn a lot from her- you don't have to hate men to be a powerful woman.

Posted by: moki at February 13, 2018 10:46 AM (V+V48)

308 imma kinda bizzy right now

Posted by: willow-btch at February 13, 2018 10:46 AM (Z8j2x)

309 The News Molesters bash Trump as a proto-dictator every day--but when confronted with the actual thing in Korea, they folded quicker than a Two-Dollar Tijuana hooker on roofies.

Without the hooker's quiet dignity.

Or two dollars.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 13, 2018 10:41 AM



I'm going to use this.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2018 10:46 AM (0tfLf)

310 Our Betters, ladies and gentlemen.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (oVJmc)

This jackass is the type who needed a spoiler alert when Titanic came out.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:46 AM (jnLXM)

311 Just like Foxy Brown!"

More like Richard Roundtree....

"He's a baaaad mother...."

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:46 AM (7LY+6)

312 I know that for a certain subsection of the Horde, we queers infest everything

++

Oh jeez I just use some hydrogen peroxide and an old tooth brush to get rid of em

Posted by: Bigby's Pointy Finger at February 13, 2018 10:47 AM (QJmys)

313 Well that's just stupid,"

It was the 70's, so...


yeah.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:47 AM (7LY+6)

314 anyway, i can not find the story i had read decades ago about a Giant with a 6 finger. perhaps the artists was attempting to declare Obama is a hiding giant among the hippy flowers.

Posted by: willow-btch at February 13, 2018 10:47 AM (Z8j2x)

315 Yeah buzzsaw. Knock it off.

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at February 13, 2018 10:48 AM (sjdRT)

316 300 *shoves spork shiv through the USB to AtC*

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (kNasr)

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summons scurry of squirrel familiars

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:48 AM (h/uSM)

317 287 OK, now i realize that my portrait wasn't so bad.

Posted by: Winston Churchill



I don't know which portrait you don't like, Winnie, but I have a story about one of the best.

Yousuf Karsh's photographic portrait of Churchill is a classic. Karsh wasn't getting what he wanted in the sitting. Churchill wasn't pleased with sitting and wanted Karsh to go away and pretend that the whole thing never happened.

So Karsh walked up and yanked the cigar out of Churchill's mouth. Churchill gave him a "what the fuck, how dare you" look and the rest is history.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2018 10:48 AM (fuK7c)

318 i miss maddog surreptitiously throwing humongous spiders our way.

Posted by: willow-btch at February 13, 2018 10:49 AM (Z8j2x)

319 The Obama portrait is getting 100% positive on Rotten Tomatoes

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:49 AM (h/uSM)

320 Whenever I see a picture like that it reminds me that I shouldn't get too close to the edge. It's dangerous. Not for me, but for those pushing me.

Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2018 10:49 AM (zLDYs)

321 summons scurry of squirrel familiars
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:48 AM (h/uSM)



Awwww you're getting appetizers for the Ravage!

That's so nice!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:49 AM (mf5HN)

322 318
i miss maddog surreptitiously throwing humongous spiders our way.

Posted by: willow-btch at February 13, 2018 10:49 AM (Z8j2x)<

Me, not so much.

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at February 13, 2018 10:50 AM (sjdRT)

323 Had to reset the modem. Harrumph.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2018 10:50 AM (NWiLs)

324 287 OK, now i realize that my portrait wasn't so bad.
Posted by: Winston Churchill at February 13, 2018 10:42 AM (h/uSM)

LOL! I was thinking exactly that! Of course many now consider that painting to be a "lost masterpiece" and greatly regret that Winston (or his wife) burnt it.

What he hated the most was that it showed him as he was, and not as he wished to be seen.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2018 10:50 AM (V2Yro)

325 Six fingers would be an asset, if one were playing the flute.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 13, 2018 10:50 AM (Dbv1R)

326 317, So Karsh walked up and yanked the cigar out of
Churchill's mouth. Churchill gave him a "what the fuck, how dare you"
look and the rest is history.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2018 10:48 AM (fuK7c)
Heh. Reading that and I could just picture the scene in my mind. What a colorful personality he was.

Posted by: IC at February 13, 2018 10:50 AM (a0IVu)

327 300 *shoves spork shiv through the USB to AtC*

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM



Oh-Oh. The shiv it out.
The infamous shiv.

Didn't I read here last year that Bluebell made the shiv from the leaf spring of a 69 Chevy Luv Pickup when she was doing a 3-5 stretch at Lompoc Women's Correctional?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2018 10:50 AM (0tfLf)

328 having more of an issue typing today. Maybe i should disappear and do something productive.

bl

Posted by: willow-btch at February 13, 2018 10:50 AM (Z8j2x)

329 You guys should watch Lucas the Spider videos,he will change your opinion of spiders...

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:50 AM (LiyEm)

330 That other painter committed a grievous sin against Mooch.

She made her look... ashy.

Ain't no worse thing to do to a black lady than imply she looks ashy.

And this is from a guy who will freely imply that she's a dude in ladies clothing, purely out of spite for her.

But ashy? Nah, dude. nope.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:51 AM (jnLXM)

331 have they got one of those goofy terms for that? Gay on the outside, conservative on the inside?

+++

Hmm. Cheese crepe?

Posted by: Bigby's Pointy Finger at February 13, 2018 10:51 AM (QJmys)

332 before i go, packs up mail to be sent to surly commentators

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2018 10:51 AM (Z8j2x)

333 Nope, Diogenes, that's not me. My shiv is made from a plastic spork. The Sporkinator, they call me. Or at least, Weasel does.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM (kNasr)

334 That's me grabbing the bull by the horns. It's a metaphor. But that really happened.

Posted by: President White Goodman at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM (hqZPQ)

335 Look, he's crawling up my wall
Black and hairy, very small
Now he's up above my head
Hanging by a little thread

Posted by: Boris The Spider at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM (FZYNt)

336 298 Like a schmear?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (7LY+6)


Not for nothing, but I think someday, we need an official "Yiddish for Goyim" thread.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM (WDCYi)

337 Switzerland has never been attacked because it has innoculated itself by taking on Europe's savings (investments).



You will never see deficit spending disappear. It is a political and economic preservation plan.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2018 10:45 AM (ATVNj)


Switzerland was never invaded after the Napoleonic wars because they have every adult male trained in the military and have every pass mined, and design all major arteries to be blocked and blown and are a bunch of bastards who are considered ready to fight to the last man.

Deficit spending will never end on its own accord as long as the parties that benefit are in control. But it will end. Eventually. Ask post Peron Argentina how that goes.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM (2K6fY)

338 Don't go, willow! You're making me feel guilty. I should be practicing my housewifery, but I don't wanna.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM (kNasr)

339 335
Look, he's crawling up my wall

Black and hairy, very small

Now he's up above my head

Hanging by a little thread

Posted by: Boris The Spider at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM (FZYNt)<

That's my walk-up music.

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at February 13, 2018 10:53 AM (sjdRT)

340 The story of Winston Churchill burning his official portrait was featured in an episode of "The Crown". I looked up some of the details, because the story seemed almost too good to be true, but as far as I could find "The Crown" was completely accurate in its depiction of how things played out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2018 10:53 AM (V2Yro)

341 I would like to hear Mitch McConnell's perspective on this art. I'll wait for Chuck Schumer to remove his dick from Mitch's mouth.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 13, 2018 10:53 AM (r9UYA)

342 Monet, so they say,

is the root of all evil today.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 13, 2018 10:53 AM (tRaq7)

343
We're never getting a balanced budget folks.
_______________________________________

You are absolutely right. Here's why.

The dirty little secret goes back to Hamilton.


Dancing on the debt ceilings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 10:53 AM (IqV8l)

344 And although not beautiful, she was apparently enthralling to the men she dealt with.


I saw the bust of Nefertiti and she seemed like a pretty good looking woman.

(Why do they call it a bust when they don't show the boobehs?)

But yeah, in the early days of the internet I ran into the "Nefertiti was black" thing. Whoever made the bust gave her olive skin and dark eyes. Basically Mediterranean.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2018 10:54 AM (fuK7c)

345 Dancing on the debt ceilings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2018 10:53 AM (IqV8l)

==========

Oh, what a feeling!!

Posted by: Lionel Ritchie at February 13, 2018 10:54 AM (vg8iE)

346 Not for nothing, but I think someday, we need an official "Yiddish for Goyim" thread.
Posted by: Hikaru at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM (WDCYi)

it's called "The Morning Report".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:54 AM (jnLXM)

347 I wasn't familiar with Dunkirk in my history, and I didn't know it's in France.

"Did you know, I never knew that the Third Reich meant Germany. I mean it's just drenched with historical goodies like that..."

Roger De Bris, The Producers

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 13, 2018 10:54 AM (oVJmc)

348 Nice painting. But the only thing that would cleanse my palate from the TFG portrait is some hot Ginger pics. Make that nude hot Ginger pics.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 13, 2018 10:54 AM (LoAUt)

349 she was apparently enthralling to the men she dealt with.
And a great shag!

Posted by: zombie titus pullo at February 13, 2018 10:55 AM (ewxPW)

350 Nope, Diogenes, that's not me. My shiv is made from a plastic spork. The Sporkinator, they call me. Or at least, Weasel does.

Posted by: bluebell at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM



Giving Sporking a new name.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2018 10:55 AM (0tfLf)

351
Dancing on the debt ceilings.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Oh, what a feeling
When we're dancing on the ceiling

Posted by: Lionel Richie at February 13, 2018 10:55 AM (FZYNt)

352 in the early days of the internet I ran into the "Nefertiti was black"

Remember when "crowbar" and "picnic" were rayciss?

Good times, good times...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:55 AM (7LY+6)

353 Monet, Monet, Monet, Monet

MONET!

Posted by: The O'Jays at February 13, 2018 10:55 AM (nIKZP)

354 346 it's called "The Morning Report".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:54 AM (jnLXM)

I get what you're going for, but there's never any definitions, there.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 13, 2018 10:55 AM (WDCYi)

355 she was apparently enthralling to the men she dealt with.
And a great shag!
========

She rolled up into a carpet quite nicely.

Posted by: J. Caesar at February 13, 2018 10:55 AM (vg8iE)

356 Didn't Dunkirk happen before the German's bombed Pearl Harbor?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2018 10:55 AM (0tfLf)

357 Nood

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2018 10:56 AM (LiyEm)

358 Nuuude....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 13, 2018 10:56 AM (7LY+6)

359 252
" Should have got that woman who fixed the Jesus painting to do them."



Too late..someone already did that.

(Can't find the link right now)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2018 10:35 AM (EyPfd)

***
Oh God . . please someone find this link.

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 13, 2018 10:56 AM (Fb9aZ)

360
I don't know which portrait you don't like, Winnie, but I have a story about one of the best.

--

check on Graham Sutherland Churchill Portrait

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2018 10:56 AM (h/uSM)

361 I should add that John Lithgow surprised me with how well he portrayed an aging, post-war Winston Churchill. Of course he's been good in most anything he's done.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2018 10:57 AM (V2Yro)

362 Switzerland was never invaded after the Napoleonic wars because they have every adult male trained in the military and have every pass mined, and design all major arteries to be blocked and blown and are a bunch of bastards who are considered ready to fight to the last man.

Deficit spending will never end on its own accord as long as the parties that benefit are in control. But it will end. Eventually. Ask post Peron Argentina how that goes.
Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2018 10:52 AM (2K6fY)


A few years ago there was a documentary about the various ways that Switzerland has terraformed its surroundings to more or less wall off the country if need be. It was fascinating.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2018 10:57 AM (mf5HN)

363 She made her look... ashy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 10:51 AM


That was the word I was looking for this morning. Ashy.

I suspect the left will be mailing the artist a lifetime supply of cornstarch in the next couple of days.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 13, 2018 10:57 AM (2FqvZ)

364 I have a suggestion for the art thread (one for the guys), although it may be too NSFW - top of this page on Maggie's Farm

http://bit.ly/mag-pic

I also have a suggestion for a new ape-thread image, maybe, if you remove the caption. Second image on this Michelle's Mirror page

http://bit.ly/oranguilty

Posted by: mindful webworker - suggestively at February 13, 2018 10:58 AM (/IMJl)

365 The Obama portrait would make a half-way decent album cover if he were a musician.
As a presidential "portrait", it's a complete disaster.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2018 10:58 AM (7uYFy)

366 @317 "..."So Karsh walked up and yanked the cigar out of Churchill's mouth..."

In William Manchester's biography of Churchill he comments on that episode. That famous portrait of him that most folks regard as displaying Churchill's tough, bulldog, English resoluteness is actually the irritated reaction of a smoker being deprived of his pacifier.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at February 13, 2018 10:58 AM (edacE)

367 Svengoolie had Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo on the other night and one of the stars was Howard Hesseman.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 13, 2018 10:59 AM (+y/Ru)

368 A few years ago there was a documentary about the various ways that
Switzerland has terraformed its surroundings to more or less wall off
the country if need be. It was fascinating.

Surrounding the country with dykes?

Ouch! Owww! My nuts! MY NUTS!

Posted by: zombie titus pullo at February 13, 2018 10:59 AM (ewxPW)

369 #368 Off, ancient Roman sock.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2018 11:00 AM (ewxPW)

370 In William Manchester's biography of Churchill he comments on that episode. That famous portrait of him that most folks regard as displaying Churchill's tough, bulldog, English resoluteness is actually the irritated reaction of a smoker being deprived of his pacifier.
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at February 13, 2018 10:58 AM (edacE)

But it works.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2018 11:00 AM (7uYFy)

371 check on Graham Sutherland Churchill Portrait


Oh, thank you. I did not know that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2018 11:01 AM (fuK7c)

372 I never cease to be amazed by the shamelessness of people like Warner. He just got caught red handed trying to work with a Russian agent to get dirt on Trump and here he is today blathering on about how much danger Russia poses to the US.

===========

He will have more flexibility after his next election.

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 13, 2018 11:01 AM (rdl6o)

373 You've got to pick a pocket or two

Oliver
............
Don't try to upstage me, ya damned brat. That's MY line!

Fagin

Posted by: Thanatopsis at February 13, 2018 11:02 AM (9dWxJ)

374 Kind of reminds e of Pointe du Hoc

Posted by: Javems at February 13, 2018 11:03 AM (HlmxG)

375 If we all need to be extra cognizant of violence towards women, how does one excuse rewarding an individual who wants to normalize depicting the bizarre and heinous beheading of women? If he was copying art, then the victim should have been a man. What was the basis of using a woman? (And, I don't like it either way, but since the left is going there w domestic violence, let them own it.)

Posted by: Ever at February 13, 2018 11:03 AM (OLS0m)

376 I never cease to be amazed by the shamelessness of people like Warner. He just got caught red handed trying to work with a Russian agent to get dirt on Trump and here he is today blathering on about how much danger Russia poses to the US.
----------------------------------------------------------------

He gets away with it because no one on the GOPe will call him out on it.
How refreshing would it be if someone told him he should STFU.
Or better yet laugh and point at him.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2018 11:07 AM (7uYFy)

377 OT

If an attorney did not redact identifying info on a document in a closed federal case, who is responsible/getting sanctioned?

The court or the attorney that filed the document?

The case is closed, I was doing research on someone and I found personal info in a case file and I was wondering if I should warn opposing counsel as she works for the county.
We taxpayers will pay for any fine or lawsuit.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 13, 2018 11:08 AM (Ri/rl)

378 Why is it that black Americans in particular want to falsely imply non-black historical figures were black, and yet they will completely ignore the many historical African figures who WERE black?

Kings and emperors of Ghana, Mali, Axum, kwaZulu, whatever.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2018 11:11 AM (jnLXM)

379 About the Churchill portrait: Yes, it was burned. Accounts differ as to whether it was Winston who lit the match, or his wife Clementine. To judge from photos, it was no great loss.

There's also the story of the murals by Diego Rivera being ripped out of Rockefeller Center and dumped into the East River. I can only marvel at the stupidity of hiring Rivera in the first place to decorate a temple of capitalism.

As for the Obama portraits: I like them. They are *revealing*.

The one of Michelle (to the extent that it looks like her) reminds me of the society portraits of John Singer Sargent: not in the quality of the work (Amy Sherald is not fit to clean Sargent's brushes), but in its spirit: the emphasis on clothing over form, which signals social position; and the vacant, haughty expression, the narrowed eyes, the mouth curling in a sneer - she seems to be saying "Let them eat cake". Whether she intended it or not, Sherald's portrait pillories Obama. The fact that she *likes* her portrait says much about her.

As for Wiley's portait of Barack Obama: its sheer weirdness reflects the subject. Theleft hand with what appears to six digits; the pose, floating in space against a background of climbing flowers (perhaps some 'rons or 'rettes from the gardening thread can identify them), as if he were a force of Nature; the lack any symbols of office, not even a necktie, that might define - and therefore limit - his authority; the pose of leaning forward in the chair, staring at the viewer, with eyes that follow you around the room, as if he were a teacher displeased by your recitation or a judge about to pass sentence: Yes, that's BHO, all right. Again, whether he intended it or not, Wiley has pilloried his subject.

So, yes, I like the portraits. They speak volumes about the persons they portray. They are worthy of them.


Posted by: Brown Line at February 13, 2018 11:19 AM (S6ArX)

380 background of climbing flowers (perhaps some 'rons or 'rettes from the gardening thread can identify them)


They've been identified in the news. Supposedly represent his life story by being flowers from the US, Hawaii (I know what I did right there) and Kenya. Oddly, there are no Indonesian flowers.

So, yes, I like the portraits. They speak volumes about the persons they portray. They are worthy of them.


Yes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2018 11:27 AM (fuK7c)

381 .

Posted by: Blind Dimley at February 13, 2018 01:01 PM (ECDXs)

382 Blimey!!

Can we please return to Rickrolling?

Posted by: Shanks for ther memory at February 13, 2018 02:27 PM (TdCQk)

383 But Kenyan "art" is Monet's equal.

Posted by: True the Note at February 13, 2018 02:55 PM (HLTe8)

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