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Teasing Children
Fanny Brate

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Sponge!

Posted by: Tami at May 13, 2019 09:31 AM (cF8AT)

2 New movie thoughts. Bergman Death thoughts. One of his best.

Link in nic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 09:31 AM (9cans)

3 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 09:31 AM (F8EBp)

4 Oh how adorable!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:31 AM (vEIlU)

5 1 Sponge!


LOL!

Posted by: It's me donna at May 13, 2019 09:31 AM (O2RFr)

6 Where are their shoes?

Posted by: Vic at May 13, 2019 09:31 AM (mpXpK)

7

I never heard of this artist.
How lovely.

Thanks, CBD

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:32 AM (vEIlU)

8 http://www.oilpaintingsshop.com/fanny-brate/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:32 AM (vEIlU)

9 Very realistic looking.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 09:33 AM (lwiT4)

10 Can't figure out what he's throwing at the little girl. Are they burrs? They're sticking to her....

Posted by: Tami at May 13, 2019 09:33 AM (cF8AT)

11 Look at the little well to do kiddies with their shoes.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 09:33 AM (F8EBp)

12 sniper in gillie suit on the knoll to the right.

Posted by: Defenestratus at May 13, 2019 09:33 AM (kI/3T)

13 How long before someone starts chunking rocks?

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2019 09:33 AM (ykq7q)

14 Where are their shoes?


Posted by: Vic at May 13, 2019 09:31 AM (mpXpK)



They live in the Ozarks.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 09:33 AM (lwiT4)

15 Some toxic masculinity?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 13, 2019 09:34 AM (Z216Q)

16 "Ha,you don't even have shoes!"
"Neither do you,asshole!"

Posted by: steevy at May 13, 2019 09:34 AM (AjVAj)

17 That's cute.

Posted by: Someguy at May 13, 2019 09:34 AM (oTYTN)

18 Can't figure out what he's throwing at the little girl. Are they burrs? They're sticking to her....
Posted by: Tami at May 13, 2019 09:33 AM (cF8AT)


lol, yea
I used to get them in my hair when I was young. Hard to get out. Peanut butter they say.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:34 AM (vEIlU)

19 15 Some toxic masculinity?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 13, 2019 09:34 AM (Z216Q)

==========

Some?

It's probably all the toxic masculinity.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 09:34 AM (9cans)

20
Fanny Brate. Any relation to Mike Hunt, Dick Hertz or Clint Torrez?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2019 09:34 AM (zBaqJ)

21 Enviro's don't understand that the precious schemes upset the current system of institutionalized graft that has been built up over the last 80 years or so.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2019 09:33 AM (V2Yro)


Perfect assessment from last thread.

Sums it up nicely.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:35 AM (vEIlU)

22 The girl with the basket is getting ready to dick punch that boy....

Posted by: Tami at May 13, 2019 09:36 AM (cF8AT)

23 Those boys will discover that the older girls can kick their butts. Saw it happen to my brother once.

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2019 09:36 AM (ykq7q)

24 Little boy in Mao cap accusing the older girl that her family is hording.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 13, 2019 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

25 GRRL POUTER

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 13, 2019 09:36 AM (xyEzD)

26 I think that's a hat and not a basket.

Posted by: Someguy at May 13, 2019 09:36 AM (oTYTN)

27 Ewwwww...you have girl cooties.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 09:36 AM (CDGwz)

28 Oh nvm, I see who that is now.

Posted by: Someguy at May 13, 2019 09:37 AM (oTYTN)

29 lol, yea
I used to get them in my hair when I was young. Hard to get out. Peanut butter they say.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:34 AM (vEIlU)

We just pulled them off. Getting them of dogs was....fun?

Posted by: Tami at May 13, 2019 09:37 AM (cF8AT)

30 22 The girl with the basket is getting ready to dick punch that boy....
Posted by: Tami at May 13, 2019 09:36 AM (cF8AT)

It is all fun and game until someone gets dick punchd!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 13, 2019 09:38 AM (JFO2v)

31 Lovely. Open it in a link. It's even better since the colors pop and the image is crisper. Art that I can understand, the best kind. Real life.
How long before someone mentions patriarchy or white males harassing innocent females?

Posted by: never enough caffeine at May 13, 2019 09:39 AM (N3JsI)

32 He's saying "I pee standing up!"

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 13, 2019 09:39 AM (9B/d8)

33 Getting them of dogs was....fun?

***

Can't use peanut butter to get them off dogs because they'll turn around and tar baby themselves trying to get at it.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 13, 2019 09:39 AM (xyEzD)

34 Oh good. The marching band is practicing across the street.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 09:40 AM (lwiT4)

35 Maybe Grammie knows of this painter who was Swedish and was an inspiration supposedly for the painter Carl Larrson, whose art work, I believe, Grammie likes.

Well done painting. Brate has some very nice works.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 09:40 AM (FSPNP)

36 Willowed from artisinal 'ette:

Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation

https://tinyurl.com/y6hx5nwm

--

HAHAHAHAHA
(cough)
HAHAHAHAHA
(sputter)
HAHAHAHAHA
(wheeze)

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 09:40 AM (RD/6H)

37 Can't figure out what he's throwing at the little girl.

**********

Mean words.


Hurling Insults - a limerick

There once were three country beauts
Accosted by two ill-mannered yutes.
"Yer mom dresses you funny!"
"And yer nose is all runny!"
"And yer sister? She wears Army boots!"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 13, 2019 09:40 AM (mvenn)

38 Those boys will learn not to upset the girls. Doesn't pay.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 13, 2019 09:40 AM (Z216Q)

39 The girls started it.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 09:41 AM (NWiLs)

40 The girl with shoes looks like she's dialing her parents to take care of the situation. And brava for the older sister standing up to the boys who made her little sister cry. One of them looks likes he's about to hurl a rock, though. O.O

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 13, 2019 09:41 AM (XKZwp)

41 Reading books written be english author Nick Spalding and it seem Fanny is used as slang for the Front Hole vs. the ass as here in US.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 13, 2019 09:41 AM (JFO2v)

42 I used to get them in my hair when I was young. Hard to get out. Peanut butter they say.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:34 AM (vEIlU)

We just pulled them off. Getting them of dogs was....fun?
Posted by: Tami


Who knew that was the inspiration for Velcro?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 09:41 AM (F8EBp)

43 41 Reading books written be english author Nick Spalding and it seem Fanny is used as slang for the Front Hole vs. the ass as here in US.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 13, 2019 09:41 AM (JFO2v)

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7UHKfqXYTU

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 09:42 AM (9cans)

44 We just pulled them off. Getting them of dogs was....fun?
Posted by: Tami at May 13, 2019 09:37 AM (cF8AT)


so true
Our dogs were always getting them.

ah, memories...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:42 AM (vEIlU)

45 Maybe Grammie knows of this painter who was Swedish
and was an inspiration supposedly for the painter Carl Larrson, whose
art work, I believe, Grammie likes.



Well done painting. Brate has some very nice works.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 09:40 AM (FSPNP)



I do love Carl Larsson, Fen. I am unfamiliar with this artist though. I'll have to dig a little deeper. Thanks!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 09:42 AM (lwiT4)

46 Way she uses light is very nice:

www.oilpaintingsshop.com/fanny-brate/


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 09:43 AM (FSPNP)

47 Alternate title:

The Women's Dream

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 09:43 AM (RD/6H)

48 38 Those boys will learn not to upset the girls. Doesn't pay.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 13, 2019 09:40 AM (Z216Q)

I was lying down on couch in furniture store for about 20 minutes and saleslady ask if I had a problem. Nope I just know I will be sleeping on it so I may a well try it out.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 13, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

49 Can't figure out what he's throwing at the little girl.
Burdock


And in about two seconds the tall girl with the kerchief will be beating the crap of those two boys.



Posted by: Archer at May 13, 2019 09:44 AM (gmo/4)

50 ...and that little girl was... Hillary Clinton.

And now you know... the rest... of the story.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for webworks at May 13, 2019 09:44 AM (ECLlc)

51 Lovely. Open it in a link. It's even better since the colors pop and the image is crisper. Art that I can understand, the best kind. Real life.
How long before someone mentions patriarchy or white males harassing innocent females?
Posted by: never enough caffeine at May 13, 2019 09:39 AM (N3JsI)


yes, big difference

and you can zoom in to see the burrs in her hair and on the ground

cute

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:44 AM (vEIlU)

52 Having been the target of bullies for my entire childhood (skinny nerd) I don't find anything appealing about this painting.

Posted by: creeper at May 13, 2019 09:44 AM (+NM3F)

53

Thistles, I think we called them.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:44 AM (vEIlU)

54 Didn't we recently have one of our Dem betters tell us that children must be taught to be evil - you know, Republicans. Are these just proto conservatives caught too late to save them?

Posted by: pep at May 13, 2019 09:44 AM (wW03z)

55 Another Scandi artist from the late 1800s and early 1900s. I hadn't heard of the artist but she fits in that category, like Carl Larrson, that I enjoy so much. Pleasant scenes, great use of natural light, realistic figures that clearly show the artist's intent (think Norman Rockwell without the exaggeration), and a touch of Impressionism in the background. That last for me puts more focus on the figures conveying her purpose.

Thanks, CBD. Here's a new to me painter to learn about.

Posted by: JTB at May 13, 2019 09:45 AM (bmdz3)

56 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7UHKfqXYTU
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 09:42 AM (9cans)

your midge I like that may use it

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 13, 2019 09:45 AM (JFO2v)

57 Thistles, I think we called them.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:44 AM (vEIlU)

cockle burrs

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2019 09:46 AM (ykq7q)

58 There is an old family photo of me and my six older brothers sitting on a wooden bridge in a row, probably in the summer of 1962. Four of us are wearing high-topped tennis shoes and three of us are barefoot. We joke that the picture was taken on a Tuesday because that was my day to wear the shoes.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 13, 2019 09:46 AM (mvenn)

59 You're right Fen - she has some works that could be interchangeable with Larsson. Particularly his Flowers on a Windowsill. It looks like she concentrates on home and family scenes as well.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 09:47 AM (lwiT4)

60 "Boys Explaining Why They Are Entitled To The Girls' Sports Trophies"

Get used to Bronze, bitches.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 13, 2019 09:47 AM (Ndje9)

61 How much longer can we keep saying "boys will be boys"?

Posted by: Gillette at May 13, 2019 09:47 AM (sLicW)

62 Those "boys" are stone-cold predators, like all males, who will grow up to rape wymyn with impunity, just like every other man.

Posted by: Feminist Art Critic at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (NWiLs)

63 "Boys Explaining Why They Are Entitled To The Girls' Sports Trophies"

Get used to Bronze, bitches.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 13, 2019 09:47 AM (Ndje9)


I read yesterday that one of the weight lifting ones was taking away from the transgender.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (vEIlU)

64 I always heard cockleburrs. For the less painful flat seeds that you'll sometimes find stuck to your clothes after a hike I often heard the very pleasant "tagalong."

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (RD/6H)

65 Burrs were easier to get out of straight hair, fortunately for me. After I got a perm, however...

Picking the little burr-lets out for days.

Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (OyyDO)

66 I have a friend with a childhood friend who has become a reasonably successful horror novelist. Horrorstor, My Best Friend's Exorcism, and Paperbacks from Hell writer Grady Hendrix grew up next door to my friend in Charleston.

I've met the guy a few times, and I'm apparently considered within the circle of friends to a limited degree.

I finished my second draft of George Washington and the Shadow of the Ohio Valley, and I decided to throw caution to the wind. I sent him a copy in an email filled with, "I know you're super busy" type platitudes. I expected a polite refusal or demurral.

Instead, I got an affirmative. He's going to read it sometime this summer. I'd been holding off on stuff to send to him because it needed to be just the right thing to get his interest, and something told me that a horror story set in colonial America would do it. And it seem to have done just that!

Dear, Sweet baby Jesus, please have Grady read it.

And, in thanks to him, I'm going to pimp his books a wee bit:

Horrorstor:

https://tinyurl.com/y8znmyrs

Haunted IKEA. It's really fun.

My Best Friend's Exorcism:

https://tinyurl.com/y67ejl5y

80s Charleston. Two girls battle a demon that possesses one of them. My friend is convinced that he's one of the main characters and Grady is the other.

Paperbacks from Hell:

https://tinyurl.com/y3cven4z

A non-fiction history of the horror paperback boom of the 70s and 80s. It's a really fun read, and its beautifully produced.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (9cans)

67 Apropos of the women who declared last week that children are naturally peaceful and communist in outlook and readily share: Children are savage little monsters. This painting illustrates one example.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 09:49 AM (elsTe)

68 Knock it off, or I shall put my right foot in your left ear.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 13, 2019 09:49 AM (RuIsu)

69 Looks like the girl with the head scarf is texting her mom about this.

Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 09:49 AM (Fs5vw)

70 I read yesterday that one of the weight lifting ones was taking away from the transgender.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (vEIlU)

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That's BS, too. You saw the dude walk in the room, fill out the paperwork, and change clothes in the womens dressing room.

Those trophies are his.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 09:50 AM (RD/6H)

71 67 Apropos of the women who declared last week that children are naturally peaceful and communist in outlook and readily share: Children are savage little monsters. This painting illustrates one example.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius




That's the one.

Posted by: pep at May 13, 2019 09:50 AM (wW03z)

72 Hmm. I like the art as art, though I can't entirely tell what's going on. Especially what that little shit on the right is doing.

Our title says Fanny Brate, but the signature on the drawing seems to say Fanny Ekbom, which makes more sense because these look like Scandi little shits.

Maybe she married a Brate later?

And they're at interesting ages. The boys and the little girl are still at the pulling pigtails stage but the girl on the left is starting to grow tits.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 09:50 AM (fuK7c)

73
Bob, who transitioned to Bobbie, often suffered teasing and occasional honk honks from the other village boys.

Posted by: Big Boy at May 13, 2019 09:50 AM (UFLLM)

74 67 Apropos of the women who declared last week that children are naturally peaceful and communist in outlook and readily share: Children are savage little monsters. This painting illustrates one example.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 09:49 AM (elsTe)

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"Society made them so.

We just need to have complete control over every aspect of every single person's life from cradle to grave, and then we'll have the perfect new Socialist Man."
-Very realistic and pragmatic leftist

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 09:50 AM (9cans)

75 For the less painful flat seeds that you'll sometimes find stuck to your clothes after a hike I often heard the very pleasant "tagalong."

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (RD/6H)

beggar's lice

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2019 09:50 AM (ykq7q)

76 grammie, I'm glad you got to see and enjoy today's painting. The Scandi atists from that period are so pleasant to view.

Posted by: JTB at May 13, 2019 09:50 AM (bmdz3)

77 You know who else liked paintings depicting idyllic peasant life?

Posted by: Archer at May 13, 2019 09:51 AM (gmo/4)

78 Not just trophies IIRC, either. I think the nobody broke multiple women's world (f*cking WORLD) records in that one meet.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 09:51 AM (RD/6H)

79 grammie, I'm glad you got to see and enjoy today's painting. The Scandi atists from that period are so pleasant to view.

Posted by: JTB at May 13, 2019 09:50 AM (bmdz3)



It's one of the few things they got right. That, and ABBA.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 09:53 AM (lwiT4)

80 17 states allow women to be treated as second-class athletes.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 13, 2019 09:53 AM (Ndje9)

81 77 You know who else liked paintings depicting idyllic peasant life?
Posted by: Archer



Akshually, it is my understanding that he only painted landscapes and cityscapes - no people. Yeah, I know that's hard to credit.

Posted by: pep at May 13, 2019 09:53 AM (wW03z)

82 Brate was her married name. Ekbom was her single name.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 09:53 AM (FSPNP)

83 It took me a few minutes to get the Clint Torrez joke. If it had been spelled "Torres," I might have got it sooner. Or not.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 09:53 AM (elsTe)

84 "Society made them so.

We just need to have complete control over every aspect of every single person's life from cradle to grave, and then we'll have the perfect new Socialist Man."
-Very realistic and pragmatic leftist
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 09:50 AM (9cans)

You're absolutely on it.

Every Leftist thinks he is capable of perfecting the human species, if given absolute control, in spite of all of history standing as evidence that it cannot be done.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 13, 2019 09:54 AM (J+mig)

85 But the left will put an end to bullying by making ads with pro athletes.

Posted by: steevy at May 13, 2019 09:54 AM (AjVAj)

86 Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 09:53 AM (lwiT4)

Swedish pancakes with lingonberries are very nice, but not high art.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 09:54 AM (FSPNP)

87

17 days later they were all dead from the plague. The End.

Posted by: Mr. Soylant Greenjeans at May 13, 2019 09:55 AM (UFLLM)

88 77 You know who else liked paintings depicting idyllic peasant life?

Posted by: Archer





Akshually, it is my understanding that he only painted landscapes
and cityscapes - no people. Yeah, I know that's hard to credit.

Posted by: pep at May 13, 2019 09:53 AM (wW03z)

Not what he painted personally, but it was what he wanted in the museums for the folk to appreciate.

Posted by: Archer at May 13, 2019 09:55 AM (gmo/4)

89 86 Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 09:53 AM (lwiT4)

Swedish pancakes with lingonberries are very nice, but not high art.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 09:54 AM (FSPNP)

And that's then the fight started, officer.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 09:55 AM (NWiLs)

90 yes, big difference

and you can zoom in to see the burrs in her hair and on the ground

cute
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 09:44 AM (vEIlU)

IIRC the inventor of Velcro came back from a walk in the woods and started playing with the burrs and an old sock.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 13, 2019 09:55 AM (JFO2v)

91 87

17 days later they were all dead from the plague. The End.
Posted by: Mr. Soylant Greenjeans at May 13, 2019 09:55 AM (UFLLM)

=========

Was there anguish about God's silence from any of them?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 09:55 AM (9cans)

92 Swedish pancakes with lingonberries are very nice, but not high art.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 09:54 AM (FSPNP)



Not high art, but priceless.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 09:56 AM (lwiT4)

93 A moose once bit my sister...

Posted by: Archer at May 13, 2019 09:56 AM (gmo/4)

94 Brate was her married name. Ekbom was her single name.


You looked that up. I surmised it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 09:57 AM (fuK7c)

95 Swedish pancakes with lingonberries are very nice, but not high art.



Always w/the Swedes.....what about us Danes and Norse?

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2019 09:57 AM (ykq7q)

96 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (9cans)

It's nice you want to support your friend's writings, but I don't want to read anything about demonology and exorcisms unless-perhaps it's by a priest who actually does this-and even now, Id rather stick with lighter stuff.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 09:58 AM (FSPNP)

97 Always w/the Swedes.....what about us Danes and Norse?
Posted by: BignJames



Here. Hold my flagon of ale.

Posted by: Swedish pep at May 13, 2019 09:58 AM (wW03z)

98 Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained Sunday that GOP fact-checkers were taking her "dry humor" literally.

"This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and 'fact check' it," she tweeted. "Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing, you'd have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it's literal. But the GOP is basically Dwight from 'The Office' so who knows."

Posted by: SMOD at May 13, 2019 09:59 AM (QkjLD)

99 Happy Monday morning!

Kids can be real assholes. I was one of those kids picked on in grade school.

But then I was faster than the boys and could do more pull ups, so at least there was a little respect. But girls are MEAN

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 13, 2019 10:00 AM (PkVlr)

100 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 09:57 AM (fuK7c)

You also looked at the "growing tits", which I didn't even notice. Congrats!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:00 AM (FSPNP)

101 98 Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained Sunday that GOP fact-checkers were taking her "dry humor" literally.

"This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and 'fact check' it," she tweeted. "Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing, you'd have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it's literal. But the GOP is basically Dwight from 'The Office' so who knows."
Posted by: SMOD at May 13, 2019 09:59 AM (QkjLD)

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And, there are a bunch of quotes of her taking it super seriously.

I swear, who still thinks she's not a Republican double agent? I can't see it any other way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:00 AM (9cans)

102 Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing, you'd have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it's literal.


Don't worry, sweetie. You'll get there. We all need a goal.

Posted by: pep at May 13, 2019 10:00 AM (wW03z)

103 "Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing, you'd have to have the
social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it's literal. But the GOP
is basically Dwight from 'The Office' so who knows."



I wonder who wrote that for her.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:01 AM (lwiT4)

104
The girls laughed quietly, knowing that they were banging the boys dads and older brothers, while the boys were getting none.

Posted by: Mr. Soylant Greenjeans at May 13, 2019 10:01 AM (UFLLM)

105

The one boy pointing and laughing is the micro-aggressor...


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:01 AM (vEIlU)

106 Always w/the Swedes.....what about us Danes and Norse?


Category error. Swedes, Danes, Norwegians, some but not all Finns, Greenlanders from about 800 to 1200 AD, seasonal or multiyear Vinlanders from the same era, are all Norse.

English, Irish, and coastal inhabitants of the North and Baltic seas are Norse-raped.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (fuK7c)

107 65 Burrs were easier to get out of straight hair, fortunately for me. After I got a perm, however...

Picking the little burr-lets out for days.
Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (OyyDO)


Richard or Raymond?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (zBaqJ)

108 103 "Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing, you'd have to have the
social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it's literal. But the GOP
is basically Dwight from 'The Office' so who knows."



I wonder who wrote that for her.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:01 AM (lwiT4)

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If only stupid Republicans could shed the baggage of their stupid statements by saying, "it was a joke."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (9cans)

109

only one boy and one girl are wearing shoes

the boy with the shoes definitely sporting a cellphone in his pocket

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (vEIlU)

110 I find children to be revolting in general.

Asshole children are downright maddening.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (AURKQ)

111 Reminds me of the days when I was a kid. My summer wardrobe was jeans cutoffs. And that was it. I had a fun childhood.

Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (Fs5vw)

112 Doris Day has died. Age 97.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (NtglE)

113 105 The one boy pointing and laughing is the micro-aggressor...


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:01 AM (vEIlU)


"His name was Nelson Muntz!!"



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (zBaqJ)

114 104
The girls laughed quietly, knowing that they were banging the boys dads and older brothers, while the boys were getting none.

Posted by: Mr. Soylant Greenjeans at May 13, 2019 10:01 AM (UFLLM)

That escalated quickly. Also wtf.

Posted by: Someguy at May 13, 2019 10:03 AM (oTYTN)

115 109 ...only one boy and one girl are wearing shoes

the boy with the shoes definitely sporting a cellphone in his pocket
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (vEIlU)


Or he's just happy to see the girl...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2019 10:03 AM (zBaqJ)

116
Ace isn't up yet is he? Well, when he gets up, make sure he sees the latest DM spread on his waifu, Demi Rose:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7022759

She could give half of that butt to Brie Larson and both would look like a Kardasshian.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:03 AM (f1Vqw)

117 The girls laughed quietly, knowing that they were banging the boys dads and older brothers, while the boys were getting none.
Posted by: Mr. Soylant Greenjeans


Shows them what they knew. The boys were getting banged by the muzzie goatherd down the lane.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 10:04 AM (F8EBp)

118 They just felled the core of a big tree up the street. About a 4.5 on the modified updated Richter Scale. Wet ground.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 13, 2019 10:04 AM (RuIsu)

119 Well here's an interesting picture. Who is that standing next to Victoria Nuland of Obama's State Department?

Serhiy Leschenko, one of the real contributors to the dossier.

https://tinyurl.com/y599ud43

How inconvenient.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:04 AM (/tuJf)

120 Burrs were easier to get out of straight hair, fortunately for me. After I got a perm, however...

Picking the little burr-lets out for days.
Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (OyyDO)


Richard or Raymond?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (zBaqJ)
Aaron

Posted by: Hamilton at May 13, 2019 10:05 AM (NFEMn)

121 Someone mentioned Terry Melcher, Doris Day's deceased son, on the last thread. He was a fairly significant rock producer in the 60s, involved with the Byrds first couple albums and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Little Steven frequently mentions him positively on his Underground Garage weekly broadcasts.

And yes, he was scared shitless that the Manson vermin had really been after him for rejecting the head nutjob's garbage excuse for music.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 13, 2019 10:05 AM (y7DUB)

122 120 Burrs were easier to get out of straight hair, fortunately for me. After I got a perm, however...

Picking the little burr-lets out for days.
Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 09:48 AM (OyyDO)


Richard or Raymond?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (zBaqJ)
Aaron
Posted by: Hamilton at May 13, 2019 10:05 AM (NFEMn)

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

The King of Mexico?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:05 AM (9cans)

123 Reminds me of the days when I was a kid. My summer wardrobe was jeans cutoffs. And that was it. I had a fun childhood.
Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (Fs5vw)


me too
I was lucky.
And I had a lot of brothers and sisters, which I praise my parents for.

Mother's Day was nice yesterday for my Mom.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:05 AM (vEIlU)

124 Posted by: Someguy at May 13, 2019 10:03 AM (oTYTN)

Responses to the painting always say more about the people themselves, than the paintings unless its the comments of JTB and Kris who are two people who actually seem to be knowlegable about art here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:06 AM (FSPNP)

125 @104 greenjeans-

That's a pretty vile interpretation of a picture of a bunch of tweens and pre-teens.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 13, 2019 10:06 AM (mvenn)

126 Well here's an interesting picture. Who is that standing next to Victoria Nuland of Obama's State Department?

Serhiy Leschenko, one of the real contributors to the dossier.

https://tinyurl.com/y599ud43

How inconvenient.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:04 AM (/tuJf)/i]


oh, Jack getting us into the thick of it.
I like it!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:06 AM (vEIlU)

127 If only stupid Republicans could shed the baggage of their stupid statements by saying, "it was a joke."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (9cans)

I hate this about comedians that are really pundits. That weasel Stewart made it an art. So you make some Progressive propaganda and when it comes back to bite you in the ass your put on your clown nose and say HAHA.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 13, 2019 10:06 AM (JFO2v)

128 Over 100 so I'm throwing it out there again:

349 184
There isn't any gold at Ft. Knox.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 13, 2019 08:30 AM

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Well, there's supposed to be. I seem to remember figures published of 250 million ounces, give or take. Enough to run the federal government for several days. Ha ha.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 13, 2019 08:34 AM


go back & listen to Reagan's "A Time For Choosing" speech

he observed, in 1964, that the United States did not own any of the gold in Ft.Knox

in 1964

Posted by: AltonJackson (link in nick for the MiMoMe)
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About to get stomped but we drive by the vault on the way to/from the commissary once a month as well and my wife always says "there's out money, let's stop by and make a withdrawal." LOL.. But seriously, there is nearly $200M worth of gold in them walls based on Treasury Sec Mnuchin and Cocaine Mitch's visit in the summer of 2017. There were articles aplenty about the visit just Bing "Mnuchin visit to Fort Knox vault" and enjoy.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 13, 2019 09:32 AM (9B/d

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 13, 2019 10:06 AM (9B/d8)

129 Serhiy Leschenko, one of the real contributors to the dossier.

https://tinyurl.com/y599ud43

How inconvenient.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:04 AM (/tuJf)

--

This calls for a sternly worded letter politely asking people to no longer commit treason.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:06 AM (RD/6H)

130 'beggar's lice'
That makes sense. I always heard it at home as 'bekalice' and couldn't understand it. Also we ate 'arsh' or 'ash' potatoes. Years until I realized they were 'Irish' potatoes.

Posted by: FrodoB at May 13, 2019 10:07 AM (ctEmO)

131 129 Serhiy Leschenko, one of the real contributors to the dossier.

https://tinyurl.com/y599ud43

How inconvenient.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:04 AM (/tuJf)

--

This calls for a sternly worded letter politely asking people to no longer commit treason.
Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:06 AM (RD/6H)

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

"Let's not get crazy."
-The UN

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:07 AM (9cans)

132 Well Empire is ending after it's next season.
Good riddance.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:07 AM (NFEMn)

133 Who is that standing next to Victoria Nuland of Obama's State Department?


Well, now that it's apparent that we'll all have to catch up on this which one is Sergei? The giant or the midget?

And who told Tatyana that one underboob button was a good look on her?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 10:07 AM (fuK7c)

134

You will be surprised when you find out who Tatyana Duran is, her role in the #dossier. Who gave her State Department badge? I just received a message that claims TD/CS had an affair going on.

Who is CS?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:08 AM (vEIlU)

135 >>Who is CS?

Just a guess but Christopher Steele is the name that pops into my head.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

136 Responses to the painting always say more about the people themselves, than the paintings unless its the comments of JTB and Kris who are two people who actually seem to be knowlegable about art here.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:06 AM (FSP

Why the judging ?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:09 AM (lmPMy)

137 I know all about art. If you like it, it's good. If you don't, it sucks.

Posted by: freaked at May 13, 2019 10:10 AM (0yz8p)

138 111 Reminds me of the days when I was a kid. My summer wardrobe was jeans cutoffs. And that was it. I had a fun childhood.
Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (Fs5vw)

Good for you, seriously. That can make a tremendous difference in one's life.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:10 AM (NWiLs)

139

oh, Christopher Steele.

yikes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:10 AM (vEIlU)

140 CNN: The Early Years

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:10 AM (+y/Ru)

141

My God. Everyone is having affairs all over DC

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:10 AM (vEIlU)

142 >>Well, now that it's apparent that we'll all have to catch up on this which one is Sergei? The giant or the midget?

>>And who told Tatyana that one underboob button was a good look on her?

Serhiy is the tall one. And that's not Tatyana, that's Victoria Nuland.

Tatyana worked for Steele at Orbis, his investigation firm in London.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:12 AM (/tuJf)

143 Teasing?

That's nothing. Call me when they start provoking.

...Dems of the USA...

Posted by: Bruce at May 13, 2019 10:12 AM (8ikIW)

144 Who is CS?

Just a guess but Christopher Steele is the name that pops into my head.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:08 AM (/tuJf)


yes, it is, I clicked on one of the links within the tweet conversation you linked.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:12 AM (vEIlU)

145 My head hurts, my feet stink, and Jesus don't love me. Must be Monday.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:12 AM (NWiLs)

146 John Stewart should be arrested for Election Fraud.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 13, 2019 10:13 AM (RuIsu)

147 Stock market having a little sale.

Posted by: HA at May 13, 2019 10:13 AM (MAstk)

148 So here I am at the beach and you can't even go in the water because of a "Dangerous Marine Pests" alert. F' this shit.

Posted by: freaked at May 13, 2019 10:14 AM (0yz8p)

149 Omg bullying!!!!!
The worst thing in history!!
That no generation has ever dealt with before!!
This can't be allowed!!@!!

Someone do something!!!!!!

Posted by: Millennial parents at May 13, 2019 10:14 AM (XkXuQ)

150 88 77

Hitler's art is all city streets & architecture. It's very reminiscent of Utrillo. And yes, there are no people on the streets.

He could not handle perspective properly, because he lacked academic training.

However, I've read that some art historians feel that the work he submitted to the Vienna Fine Arts Academy (school) showed promise-- particularly his architecture studies.

He sold his own hand-colored postcards in Vienna, btw-- one step from outright begging.

Posted by: mnw at May 13, 2019 10:14 AM (Cssks)

151 Responses to the painting always say more about the people themselves

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:06 AM (FSPNP)

Like your perfect lack of a sense of humor?

Seems a bit judgemental.

Posted by: Bunko Squad at May 13, 2019 10:14 AM (NAbCm)

152 >> My head hurts, my feet stink

My nose is running and my feet are smelling. I'm bassackwards.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:14 AM (f1Vqw)

153 And we're off and running.

Bye kids! Have fun storming the castle.

See ya next time.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 13, 2019 10:15 AM (mvenn)

154 148 So here I am at the beach and you can't even go in the water because of a "Dangerous Marine Pests" alert. F' this shit.
Posted by: freaked at May 13, 2019 10:14 AM (0yz8p)

Ahh, the old Inter-service rivalries....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2019 10:15 AM (AURKQ)

155 My God. Everyone is having affairs all over DC
Posted by: artisanal 'ette



So the new cut down/slam is "he couldn't get laid in DC with a fistful of White House classified documents"?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 10:15 AM (F8EBp)

156 This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and 'fact check' it," she tweeted. "Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing,

-
Donkey Chompers, the Buster Keaton of D.C.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:15 AM (+y/Ru)

157 156 This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and 'fact check' it," she tweeted. "Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing,

-
Donkey Chompers, the Buster Keaton of D.C.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:15 AM (+y/Ru)

===========

I never really saw her as a master of physical comedy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:15 AM (9cans)

158 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. I hate bullying. This picture annoys me. If that were my daughters the older one would be kicking that kids ass.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 13, 2019 10:16 AM (0tfLf)

159 Why the judging ?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:09 AM (lmPMy)

because of what people focus on (mostly it's o.k.) and I'm sick to hell of people making sexual references about kids in what is perfectly innocent painting. Bander will be Bander.He's o.k. but Green screams and the objectional soul who had to tell us that a painting of a Dr. giving a little boy shots in his backside (A painting by Norman Rockwell) meant that the Dr was a pedophile is too much, and I don't give a dran in that's considered "judgemental"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:16 AM (FSPNP)

160

I keep hearing "lots coming out soon".

This better be the case.

Where is IG's report? It's time. Let's go.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:16 AM (vEIlU)

161 This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and 'fact check' it," she tweeted. "Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing,

-
Donkey Chompers, the Buster Keaton of D.C.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


More like busted keister.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 10:17 AM (F8EBp)

162 My head hurts, my feet stink, and Jesus don't love me. Must be Monday.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:12 AM (NWiLs)



That's not true. Your feet smell fine.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:18 AM (lwiT4)

163 >> Everyone is having affairs all over DC

DC is the most incestuous place on the planet. Everybody is screwing everybody, and much of the screwing is conflict of interest screwing.

Ie regulators sleeping with regulatees. Presecutors sleeping with defense attorneys, congressional staff sleeping with lobbyists. And reporters sleeping with everybody.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:18 AM (f1Vqw)

164 Hitler's art is all city streets & architecture. It's very reminiscent of Utrillo. And yes, there are no people on the streets.

-
I've heard it opined that his paintings without people are an indication of his attitude toward the importance of human life.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:18 AM (+y/Ru)

165 Good for you, seriously. That can make a tremendous difference in one's life.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:10 AM (NWiLs)


I will say this though. As soon as I could get my arms over the meat-cutting block (around 8 or 9 years old), I was working in my dad's grocery store meat market. Would work after school for 2 or 3 days a week plus many Saturdays.

I've been working ever since.

Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 10:18 AM (Fs5vw)

166 163 >> Everyone is having affairs all over DC

DC is the most incestuous place on the planet. Everybody is screwing everybody, and much of the screwing is conflict of interest screwing.

Ie regulators sleeping with regulatees. Presecutors sleeping with defense attorneys, congressional staff sleeping with lobbyists. And reporters sleeping with everybody.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:18 AM (f1Vqw)

===========

Centers of power are tight!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:18 AM (9cans)

167 I just took another look at the photo of Rasharta Tlaib at the top of the Morning Report.

That's what Chuck Colson would have looked like if he was "transitioning."

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 13, 2019 10:19 AM (DwzBO)

168 >>DC is the most incestuous place on the planet. Everybody is screwing everybody, and much of the screwing is conflict of interest screwing.

Maybe, but Steele and Tatyana live in London. I don't think this is uniquely DC phenomenon. It happens were ever power is centered.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:20 AM (/tuJf)

169 I would be willing to accept AOC's explanation ("dry humor + sarcasm") if & only if she can explain the original joke... because I can't.

As a comedy writer, I submit that she poses no threat to Mel Brooks.

Posted by: mnw at May 13, 2019 10:20 AM (Cssks)

170 DC is the most incestuous place on the planet. Everybody is screwing everybody, and much of the screwing is conflict of interest screwing.

Ie regulators sleeping with regulatees. Presecutors sleeping with defense attorneys, congressional staff sleeping with lobbyists. And reporters sleeping with everybody.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:18 AM (f1Vqw)

Barney Franks was a prime example who didn't suffer the consequences he should have only because he was a Dem.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:20 AM (lmPMy)

171 "Responses to the painting always say more about the people themselves, than the paintings unless its the comments of JTB and Kris who are two people who actually seem to be knowlegable about art here."

Fenelon, You are very sweet. But Kris has the knowledge. I just have opinions. :-)

Posted by: JTB at May 13, 2019 10:20 AM (bmdz3)

172 >> I don't think this is uniquely DC phenomenon. It happens were ever power is centered.

Indeed. I'm just saying DC is the worst. Our Establishment has become the most corrupt in these sneaky terms than anywhere else.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:21 AM (f1Vqw)

173 I love paintings that tell a clear story in addition to being beautiful art. The girl on her left has her fist clenched; not at all intimidated by the taunting. The boys are going to get the beat down of their lives, Christmas Story style, and do not even know it yet.

Posted by: LizLem at May 13, 2019 10:22 AM (TnaCl)

174 163 >> Everyone is having affairs all over DC

DC is the most incestuous place on the planet. Everybody is screwing everybody, and much of the screwing is conflict of interest screwing.

Ie regulators sleeping with regulatees. Presecutors sleeping with defense attorneys, congressional staff sleeping with lobbyists. And reporters sleeping with everybody.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:18 AM (f1Vqw)

Now you know why court eunuchs used to be a thing.

Posted by: josephistan at May 13, 2019 10:22 AM (7HtZB)

175 150 88 77

Hitler's art is all city streets & architecture. It's very reminiscent of Utrillo. And yes, there are no people on the streets.

He could not handle perspective properly, because he lacked academic training.

However, I've read that some art historians feel that the work he submitted to the Vienna Fine Arts Academy (school) showed promise-- particularly his architecture studies.

He sold his own hand-colored postcards in Vienna, btw-- one step from outright begging.
Posted by: mnw at May 13, 2019 10:14 AM (Cssks)

Hitler was a classicist who painted in a Romantic style (an *interesting* combination), but his best work was of ruined cities caused by WWI. He was very skilled in watercolor, a difficult medium. He had such promise -- too bad for the rest of the world.

Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:22 AM (OyyDO)

176 They're Sniffably Delicious!

Posted by: Joey "Two Charms" Biden in a Leprechaun getup at May 13, 2019 10:22 AM (CsvE8)

177 Ten to one, someone in that picture is named Britta.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:23 AM (lwiT4)

178 162 My head hurts, my feet stink, and Jesus don't love me. Must be Monday.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:12 AM (NWiLs)



That's not true. Your feet smell fine.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:18 AM (lwiT4)

I can always count on you to be there for me, grammie.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:23 AM (NWiLs)

179 Finding out Doris Day has passed makes me want to rewatch Calamity Jane and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Two of my faves of hers.

Posted by: LizLem at May 13, 2019 10:23 AM (TnaCl)

180 http://bit.ly/2E5E8hM
*******
Ratcliffe: James Comey "under investigation for violations of the espionage act"? | The Last Refuge

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at May 13, 2019 10:24 AM (BqBId)

181 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:16 AM (FSPNP)

This is a notoriously bawdy place, and it isn't going to change any time soon, so either ignore the bawdy humor or be prepared to be upset forever.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 13, 2019 10:24 AM (wYseH)

182 Maybe, but Steele and Tatyana live in London. I don't think this is uniquely DC phenomenon. It happens were ever power is centered.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:20 AM (/tuJf)

I was going to say it happens wherever men and women interact, but yeah, it's taken to the nth degree where power is centered.
It's almost like "power is the ultimate aphrodisiac" or something....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:24 AM (NFEMn)

183 Barney Franks was a prime example who didn't suffer the consequences he should have only because he was a Dem.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:20 AM (lmPMy)

Gerry Studds. Boning an underage male page. Treated like some kind of hero.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:24 AM (NWiLs)

184 Ceftriaxone and azithromiacin must be in short supply in DC. Think of all the STDs. Yuck.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 13, 2019 10:24 AM (DHbIn)

185 164 Anonosaurus

In my view, that's dime store Freud, no offense intended.

Bleak cityscapes, particularly at night, are pretty standard subjects for many artists.

Again, the similarities to Utrillo are quite striking. I doubt Hitler would've been flattered to hear that.

Posted by: mnw at May 13, 2019 10:25 AM (Cssks)

186 Doris Day, Peggy Lipton.......who's next?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:25 AM (NFEMn)

187 177 Ten to one, someone in that picture is named Britta.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:23 AM (lwiT4)

And one of the boys is named Johanne or Larz.

Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 10:25 AM (Fs5vw)

188 Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:23 AM (lwiT4)
*******
Here You go to start the week
******
http://bit.ly/2E4sVhm Marc Martel Great is thy Faithfullness

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at May 13, 2019 10:25 AM (BqBId)

189 Wait. This is supposed to be a 100% censor approved art criticism thread?

Sounds like Patterico's police state.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 13, 2019 10:26 AM (y7DUB)

190 Helloooooo nurse!

184 Ceftriaxone and azithromiacin must be in short supply in DC. Think of all the STDs. Yuck.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 13, 2019 10:24 AM (DHbIn)

I'd rather not.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:26 AM (NWiLs)

191 Churchill was a much better painter than any other WWII leader.

Posted by: josephistan at May 13, 2019 10:26 AM (7HtZB)

192 The boy on the left looks like a young Bootygig.

Posted by: freaked at May 13, 2019 10:26 AM (0yz8p)

193 177 Ten to one, someone in that picture is named Britta.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:23 AM (lwiT4)

She filtered the village's water.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (NWiLs)

194 Churchill was a much better painter than any other WWII leader.
Posted by: josephistan at May 13, 2019 10:26 AM (7HtZB

And writer and sculptor and drinker....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (NFEMn)

195 Hi Insom!

Be happy! I will be there soon.

Smooch!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (DHbIn)

196 The girl on her left has her fist clenched; not at all intimidated by the taunting. The boys are going to get the beat down of their lives, Christmas Story style, and do not even know it yet.

Posted by: LizLem at May 13, 2019 10:22 AM (TnaCl)

Pointing boy is about to get pummeled, and his little friend won't be able to help.

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (ykq7q)

197 Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing, you'd have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it's literal

====

So why 12 then? Why not 7 or 10 or 15? Why any number at all if you weren't being 'literal'?

Posted by: Tami at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (cF8AT)

198 They warned me if Trump was elected, women would lose opportunities in sports.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (Ndje9)

199 196 The girl on her left has her fist clenched; not at all intimidated by the taunting. The boys are going to get the beat down of their lives, Christmas Story style, and do not even know it yet.

Posted by: LizLem at May 13, 2019 10:22 AM (TnaCl)

Pointing boy is about to get pummeled, and his little friend won't be able to help.
Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (ykq7q)

He had yellow eyes! I swear to God, yellow eyes!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (NWiLs)

200 http://bit.ly/2E4sVhm Marc Martel Great is thy Faithfullness

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at May 13, 2019 10:25 AM (BqBId)



Thank you! That's another one on my funeral list!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:28 AM (lwiT4)

201 195 Hi Insom!

Be happy! I will be there soon.

Smooch!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (DHbIn)

Can't wait!

Mmmm...smooches.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:28 AM (NWiLs)

202 Fine. So what's the literal perfect temperature of the earth?

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:28 AM (RD/6H)

203 Two coats! One afternoon!

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 13, 2019 10:28 AM (we+gz)

204 179 "Finding out Doris Day has passed makes me want to rewatch Calamity Jane and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Two of my faves of hers."

LizLem, Good choices but my favorite is still "Please Don't Eat the Daisies".

Posted by: JTB at May 13, 2019 10:29 AM (bmdz3)

205 I guess it's impressive because of the feet. It's hard to paint feet and hands so they look right.

Posted by: freaked at May 13, 2019 10:29 AM (0yz8p)

206 So why 12 then? Why not 7 or 10 or 15? Why any number at all if you weren't being 'literal'?
Posted by: Tami at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (cF8AT)


Her handlers must have realized their telegenic airhead went off script again and had to make a fake joke about it.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 13, 2019 10:30 AM (y7DUB)

207 Hi Insom!

Be happy! I will be there soon.

Smooch!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (DHbIn)

Can't wait!

Mmmm...smooches.
Posted by: Insomniac


Get a room....with wood shingles.

Posted by: the Woodpecker at May 13, 2019 10:30 AM (e1q4h)

208 Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:28 AM (lwiT4)
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Marc Martel is sooo Scary in sounding Like Freddie Mercury

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at May 13, 2019 10:30 AM (BqBId)

209 BOY: And you throw like a girl!

TALL GIRL: I AM A GIRL!

CRYING GIRL: Omigod he's so stooooopid!

BLONDE BOY: Yeah, time to be goin'.


I saw what that architect wanted to do to Notre Dame. You just knew some atrocity like that is what they would try. It would be rage-inducing if it weren't so predictable.

And good morning Horde. Do please have the best Monday possible given that the universe is utterly indifferent to human existence.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

210 Gerry Studds. Boning an underage male page. Treated like some kind of hero.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:24 AM (NWiLs)

At least that didn't effect me. Franks was boning the Fannie Mae guy and voting on legislation that benefited his pole smoker.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (lmPMy)

211 Fine. So what's the literal perfect temperature of the earth?

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:28 AM (RD/6H)

72F.....45%RH

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (ykq7q)

212 Doris Day, Peggy Lipton.......whos next?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:25 AM (NFEMn)

I swear it goes in threes. It better not be Angela Lansbury!

Posted by: LizLem at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (TnaCl)

213 @realDonaldTrump
Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust. She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?

Posted by: HA at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (MAstk)

214 Marc Martel is sooo Scary in sounding Like Freddie Mercury

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at May 13, 2019 10:30 AM (BqBId)



I noticed that too.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (lwiT4)

215 U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST APPLE IN APP STORE ANTITRUST DISPUTE
Allows suit to go forward.

Posted by: SMOD at May 13, 2019 10:32 AM (QkjLD)

216 At least that didn't effect me. Franks was boning the Fannie Mae guy and voting on legislation that benefited his pole smoker.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (lmPMy)

True, though both are vile, and were protected by Democratium.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:32 AM (NWiLs)

217 191

Churchill believed he could've been successful as a landscape & seascape artist.

This came up in a little essay he wrote about an imaginary visit from his long-deceased father.

Posted by: mnw at May 13, 2019 10:33 AM (Cssks)

218 Watched White Heat again yesterday on TCM. It's a Mothers Day classic I guess.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:33 AM (NFEMn)

219 With Six You Get Egg Roll is a funny movie with a crazy title.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:33 AM (lmPMy)

220 Anybody figured out how 800 year old 18x18 hardwood beams spontaneously combust yet?

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:33 AM (RD/6H)

221 My God. Everyone is having affairs all over DC
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:10 AM (vEIlU)

Pretty much the way it's always been, and we're supposed to believe these people are morally superior to Trump? Ludicrous.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 13, 2019 10:33 AM (J+mig)

222 Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (lwiT4)
*******
Brian May & Roger Taylor of Queen picked Him to be the singer of the Queen tribute band they run, But they still have that clown Adam Lambert

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at May 13, 2019 10:33 AM (BqBId)

223 215 U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST APPLE IN APP STORE ANTITRUST DISPUTE
Allows suit to go forward.
Posted by: SMOD at May 13, 2019 10:32 AM (QkjLD)

Kavanaugh sided with the four liberals. *eyeroll*

Posted by: WisRich at May 13, 2019 10:34 AM (G0vdT)

224 "Anybody figured out how 800 year old 18x18 hardwood beams spontaneously combust yet?"

The will of Allah.

Posted by: Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed at May 13, 2019 10:34 AM (0yz8p)

225
LOL get fucked, Apple.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:34 AM (f1Vqw)

226 Spoiler Free Game of Thrones comment:
Wow. Didn't take long for THAT to go off the rails. Yikes!

Posted by: Agent Cooper at May 13, 2019 10:34 AM (bv65J)

227 41 Reading books written be english author Nick Spalding and it seem Fanny is used as slang for the Front Hole vs. the ass as here in US.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 13, 2019 09:41 AM (JFO2v)

It is. Hence the term "fanny froth".

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2019 10:34 AM (1ZBq5)

228 True, though both are vile, and were protected by Democratium.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:32 AM (NWiLs)

Most definitely. The Studds crap is a more obvious example of Democratium protection .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:34 AM (lmPMy)

229 SCOTUS, by J. Kavanaugh, holds that iPhone app consumers can sue Apple alleging anti-trust violations (and not just the app creators). He is joined by Ginsburg Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan.

J. Gorsuch, joined by the remaining justices, writes the dissent.

Gabe Malor

Posted by: HA at May 13, 2019 10:37 AM (MAstk)

230 Joncelli, I suspect that firm put that design of the modern Notre Dame out there purely to market themselves, knowing perfectly well they will not be picked. I do not see the Notre Dame bring made all modern. Heads will roll, after all it is France.

I DO think the new beams for the roof should be made of a metal like aluminum; a light but strong, invisible, fireproof modern marvel no one will see. Better than rebuilding out of wood and it burns again! We can rebuild her, we have the technology...

Posted by: LizLem at May 13, 2019 10:37 AM (TnaCl)

231
Mornin Horde.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 10:37 AM (8XRCm)

232 209 BOY: And you throw like a girl!

TALL GIRL: I AM A GIRL!

CRYING GIRL: Omigod he's so stooooopid!

BLONDE BOY: Yeah, time to be goin'.


I saw what that architect wanted to do to Notre Dame. You just knew some atrocity like that is what they would try. It would be rage-inducing if it weren't so predictable.

And good morning Horde. Do please have the best Monday possible given that the universe is utterly indifferent to human existence.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

"Hey everyone! What's the best way to signal that we totally don't understand the purpose of Gothic architecture?"

"Ooo, I know!! Let's put a glass roof on it so tons of light can get in! It's so dark in there. Who needs to see those old fashioned picture windows anyway. They're SO last millennia. And the ambiance is so dreary."

Pfft.

Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:37 AM (OyyDO)

233 I saw what that architect wanted to do to Notre Dame. You just knew some atrocity like that is what they would try. It would be rage-inducing if it weren't so predictable.

And good morning Horde. Do please have the best Monday possible given that the universe is utterly indifferent to human existence.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

Why every architect thinks that they must graft some metal and glass abomination to classic buildings is completely beyond me.

The only answer I can come up with is that they hate all beautiful things.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 13, 2019 10:37 AM (J+mig)

234 112 Doris Day has died. Age 97.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 13, 2019 10:02 AM (NtglE)

I didn't know she was alive! Rest in peace.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 13, 2019 10:37 AM (RD7QR)

235
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7022759



She could give half of that butt to Brie Larson and both would look like a Kardasshian.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019

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*
. . .
True enough. She's way too heavy to go around showing all that in public.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 10:38 AM (elsTe)

236 Kavanaugh sided with the four liberals. *eyeroll*
Posted by: WisRich at May 13, 2019 10:34 AM (G0vdT)


Kavanaugh was a peace offering to the RINOs which meant nothing to those bratty ingrates.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 13, 2019 10:38 AM (y7DUB)

237 116
Ace isn't up yet is he? Well, when he gets up, make sure he sees the latest DM spread on his waifu, Demi Rose:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7022759

She could give half of that butt to Brie Larson and both would look like a Kardasshian.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:03 AM (f1Vqw)

Ah, they used "Peachy Posterior". A Daily Mail standby.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 13, 2019 10:38 AM (RD7QR)

238
Tony Shaffer @T_S_P_O_O_K_Y
28s
Well, yes @Comey knows "for sure" why @FBI was denied access to the @DNC server - he is lying. Answer is: He overrode FBI protocol for political reasons. FBI ALWAYS seizes evidence of a crime & in the massive "Russian interference" investigation the server, even now, is evidence

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at May 13, 2019 10:38 AM (BqBId)

239
Anybody figured out how 800 year old 18x18 hardwood beams spontaneously combust yet?
Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:33 AM (RD/6H)

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No.

But we HAVE ruled out terrorism.

Posted by: Fire Inpsectors WHo Have Yet to Inspect Shit at May 13, 2019 10:39 AM (8XRCm)

240 Good morning everyone.

I haven't checked any news sites yet...what am I supposed to be outraged over?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 13, 2019 10:39 AM (FiUMj)

241 I'm surprised they didn't hire 101 year old I M Pei to redesign Notre Dame.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:39 AM (lmPMy)

242 Man, you can't tell the players without a program.


I just saw Converse is doing "pride ads" starring "the amazing Desmond", their instagram post is vomit inducing.


Nike owns Converse. Of course they do, the ad was my first clue. It's at the point I've got to research every single brand I think I know before buying (not that I was about to buy Converse anything - but it could happen).

Posted by: clutch cargo at May 13, 2019 10:39 AM (sLicW)

243 I just got a ping on the Apple story.

Apparently it's brought by developers who complain that Apple requires iOS apps to go through the App Store and takes a 30% cut of the revenue. The suit calls this monopolistic.

I'm not a lawyer. I'm kind of having a hard time though of thinking this monopolistic because these aren't consumers complaining, but software developers who complain about the 30%. Seems to me the App Store requirement offers value there in that people are looking at the apps to be sure they do what they say they do, as opposed to the Android method which is a free for all.

Different business model, but I think there's a justification behind it. That the SCOTUS vote broke out the way it did also tends to bias my thinking.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at May 13, 2019 10:40 AM (tVWQB)

244

Love the painting today. Also, those two girls are much bigger than the boys, and they look none too happy.

Hopefully the next painting in the series is titled "Bratty Icebacks Getting Their Asses Handed To Them by a Couple of Chicks."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 13, 2019 10:40 AM (WWR3X)

245 Ten to one, someone in that picture is named Britta.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 13, 2019 10:23 AM (lwiT4)

She filtered the village's water.
Posted by: Insomniac


The girl with the rock is the town's pitcher.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 10:40 AM (F8EBp)

246 No.

But we HAVE ruled out terrorism.
Posted by: Fire Inpsectors WHo Have Yet to Inspect Shit at May 13, 2019 10:39 AM (8XRCm)

____

Muslim terrorists have been ruled out. We're still looking into those ex-military, gun owning, constitution loving "patriot" types.
- FBI, ATF, DOJ

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 13, 2019 10:40 AM (FiUMj)

247 Why every architect thinks that they must graft some metal and glass abomination to classic buildings is completely beyond me.

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I drive through Atlanta occasionally. There are beautiful old neighborhoods with lovely old houses that are being bought and torn down to put up cubes. Just cubes. Sometimes smaller cubes on top of those cubes, but still just cubes.

Entire neighborhoods with lovely old houses that either have a FOR SALE sign in front of them or a COMING SOON sign showing an arrangement of cubes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:40 AM (RD/6H)

248 He was very skilled in watercolor, a difficult medium. He had such promise -- too bad for the rest of the world.


Hitler claims in Mein Kampf that the academy did him a favor by rejecting him because it helped steer him to his true course, but it doesn't sound plausible even out of his own mouth. He was crushed.

He was quite competent at drawing buildings and the academy said he should go be an architect. It was almost as if he were talented but lacked humanity.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 10:41 AM (fuK7c)

249
I haven't checked any news sites yet...what am I supposed to be outraged over?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 13, 2019 10:39 AM (FiUMj)

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Trump.

Same as last week
Same as next week

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 10:41 AM (8XRCm)

250 229 SCOTUS, by J. Kavanaugh, holds that iPhone app consumers can sue Apple alleging anti-trust violations (and not just the app creators). He is joined by Ginsburg Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan.
J. Gorsuch, joined by the remaining justices, writes the dissent.
Gabe Malor
Posted by: HA at May 13, 2019 10:37 AM (MAstk)


Perhaps my hatred of Apple is coloring my opinion, but to me allowing this suit to go forward seems like a good thing.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 13, 2019 10:41 AM (kUmUV)

251 157 156 This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and 'fact check' it," she tweeted. "Like the 'world ending in 12 years' thing,

-
Donkey Chompers, the Buster Keaton of D.C.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:15 AM (+y/Ru)

===========

I never really saw her as a master of physical comedy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:15 AM (9cans)

Somebody do a Three Stooges eye gouge on her and see how she handles it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 13, 2019 10:42 AM (RD7QR)

252 > "
Doris Day, Peggy Lipton.......who's next?--Posted by: JoeF.


>> "I swear it goes in threes. It better not be Angela Lansbury!-- Posted by: LizLem

Olivia de Havilland is still with us at age 102. She starred in the swashbuckler Captain Blood opposite Errol Flynn in 1935, The Adventures of Robin Hood (193, and of course Gone With the Wind.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 13, 2019 10:42 AM (DwzBO)

253 This painting shows that children are nice and want to share things.

Posted by: Caliban at May 13, 2019 10:43 AM (qEujL)

254 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:16 AM (FSPNP)


Hey! Fen has, I think, the closest hash-to-nick correlation in the history of the HQ.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 10:43 AM (fuK7c)

255 Kavanaugh sided with the four liberals.

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"It is my opinion that, when understanding that the law says..."

- Kavanaugh

"F*ck big corporations!"

- The entire left side of the bench.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:43 AM (RD/6H)

256 Doris Day, Peggy Lipton.......who's next?

>> "I swear it goes in threes. It better not be Angela Lansbury!-- Posted by: LizLem


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Why are all these children dying before my eyes ?????

Posted by: Betty WHite at May 13, 2019 10:43 AM (8XRCm)

257 >>Well, yes @Comey knows "for sure" why @FBI was denied access to the @DNC server - he is lying. Answer is: He overrode FBI protocol for political reasons. FBI ALWAYS seizes evidence of a crime & in the massive "Russian interference" investigation the server, even now, is evidence

Last week Rep Doug Collins said he would be releasing the remaining testimony from 53 closed door Congressional interviews about the Russia collusion scam. One that I am really curios to see is Shawn Henry, the head of Crowdstrike and a former top FBI agent in the cyber crimes division.

To this day nobody in the government has actually seen the DNC servers. Every claim that the Russians did it is based on a report Crowstrike made.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:43 AM (/tuJf)

258
It is monopolistic behavior (or monopsonistic, depending on how you think of it).

You're selling a product, software, and you have to go through some big outfit that totally controls the market.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:43 AM (f1Vqw)

259 233 I saw what that architect wanted to do to Notre Dame. You just knew some atrocity like that is what they would try. It would be rage-inducing if it weren't so predictable.

And good morning Horde. Do please have the best Monday possible given that the universe is utterly indifferent to human existence.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

Why every architect thinks that they must graft some metal and glass abomination to classic buildings is completely beyond me.

The only answer I can come up with is that they hate all beautiful things.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 13, 2019 10:37 AM (J+mig)

They did this in my city. A health care co. wanted a prime spot right downtown but the local preservationists kept suing to stop the demolition of the building that was there. So they grafted a multi-story steel/glass office building onto a stone, classical, one-story facade. It looks stupid.

Then there's the ROM in Toronto. *sigh*

Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:44 AM (OyyDO)

260 OT, but got a note from a bud that most/all of a good quality cut of Endgame is now on a well known Pron site...

Hmmm.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 10:44 AM (6qErC)

261 Doris Day, Peggy Lipton.......who's next?

>> "I swear it goes in threes. It better not be Angela Lansbury!-- Posted by: LizLem

****

Well she has got to be the last person in Cabot Cove. Everyone else has been murdered.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 13, 2019 10:44 AM (0tfLf)

262 AOC is hilarious, but she couldn't be funny if she tried.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (WWR3X)

263
I'm all for fucking big tech.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (f1Vqw)

264 It is monopolistic behavior (or monopsonistic, depending on how you think of it).

You're selling a product, software, and you have to go through some big outfit that totally controls the market.


Why not develop for Android then? Apple isn't the only game in town.

I get that developers complain about the 30%, but to me that's a business discussion between them and Apple...not lawsuit material.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (tVWQB)

265 Posted by: Bunko Squad at May 13, 2019 10:14 AM (NAbCm)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (FSPNP)

266 So they grafted a multi-story steel/glass office building onto a stone, classical, one-story facade. It looks stupid.


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They should make their buildings like fireworks stands. A singlewide with a six story facade and a billboard that says "WORLDS LARGEST FIREWORKS STORE!!!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (RD/6H)

267 Then there's the ROM in Toronto. *sigh*
Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:44 AM (OyyDO)


Read-only memory? Range of motion?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (NWiLs)

268 I would be willing to accept AOC's explanation ("dry humor + sarcasm") if & only if she can explain the original joke... because I can't.

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Maybe it's like elephant jokes, just so ridiculous from the get go. "We'll all be dead in twelve years unless you give me $100 trillion!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (+y/Ru)

269 I would like to know the dissents opinion and reasoning.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (lmPMy)

270 Doris Day, Peggy Lipton.......whos next?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:25 AM (NFEMn)

I swear it goes in threes. It better not be Angela Lansbury!
Posted by: LizLem at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (TnaCl)
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For #3 I've got the cast of Steel Magnolias, plus Liza Minnelli.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (/ZYFC)

271 AOC is hilarious, but she couldn't be funny if she tried.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (WWR3X)

And if there is any humor at all in her tiny framed, big-racked bones, it's certainly not "dry."

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (NFEMn)

272 Check out Angela Lansbury in Gaslight, when she was in her 20s, I think. Hot stuff. (No, I'm not being sarcastic. She was hot.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (elsTe)

273 Pull my finger.

Posted by: ibid at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (v5M0W)

274 Doris Day, Peggy Lipton.......whos next?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:25 AM (NFEMn)

I swear it goes in threes. It better not be Angela Lansbury!
Posted by: LizLem at May 13, 2019 10:31 AM (TnaCl)
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For #3 I've got the cast of Steel Magnolias, plus Liza Minnelli.
Posted by: jhawk90 at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (/ZYFC)

It will by a male.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (NFEMn)

275 194 Churchill was a much better painter than any other WWII leader.
Posted by: josephistan at May 13, 2019 10:26 AM (7HtZB

And writer and sculptor and drinker....
Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:27 AM (NFEMn)

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Hitler could do a whole apartment in one afternoon! Two coats!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:47 AM (9cans)

276 Well she has got to be the last person in Cabot Cove. Everyone else has been murdered.

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The undertaker made a fortune!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

277 That the SCOTUS vote broke out the way it did also tends to bias my thinking.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at May 13, 2019 10:40 AM (tVWQB)

Imagine that GM mandated that all music played through their cars had to be purchased through a GM store....

I can't get too exercised about this. Undoubtedly there is a lot of legal complexity in the case, but any restraint of trade is a bad thing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 13, 2019 10:47 AM (wYseH)

278 Hillary crying after Joey Bidet tried to sniff her hair - is that the other title?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 10:47 AM (Av3cU)

279 AOC : hey I was just joking. Republicans can't take a joke. Yeah that's the ticket . Just joking.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (lmPMy)

280 > "Well she has got to be the last person in Cabot Cove. Everyone else has been murdered."

See, that's the problem I had with Murder She Wrote. How long does it take the local chief of police to wise up about the one common denominator in all those murders?

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (DwzBO)

281 I'm all for fucking big tech.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (f1Vqw)

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LOL

I thought you said "teeth" and immediately a visual involving AOC sprang forth unto my minds eye.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (8XRCm)

282 226 Spoiler Free Game of Thrones comment:
Wow. Didn't take long for THAT to go off the rails. Yikes!
Posted by: Agent Cooper at May 13, 2019 10:34 AM (bv65J)

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GRRL POWER!

I honestly loved the episode.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (9cans)

283 268
I would be willing to accept AOC's explanation ("dry humor + sarcasm")
if only if she can explain the original joke... because I can't.



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Maybe it's like elephant jokes, just so ridiculous from the get go.
"We'll all be dead in twelve years unless you give me $100 trillion!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019

*
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. . .
Q: Why is it dangerous to go into the jungle between two and four in the afternoon?
A: Because that's when elephants are jumping out of trees.

Q: Why are pygmies so small?
A: They went into the jungle between two and four in the afternoon.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (elsTe)

284 Good to hear that Kav is teaming up with the left.

Jezuz will there never be another conservative on Scotus again?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (FiUMj)

285 "I'm all for fucking big tech."

I hate fucking big tech.

Posted by: Chris M at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (eAZVt)

286 Check out Angela Lansbury in Gaslight, when she was in her 20s, I think. Hot stuff. (No, I'm not being sarcastic. She was hot.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (elsTe)

In the way that many women are hot when they are young.

See Judi Dench, Lucille Ball, Helen Mirren

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (NFEMn)

287 I can't get too exercised about this. Undoubtedly there is a lot of legal complexity in the case, but any restraint of trade is a bad thing.
..


Yeah I'm not roasting Kav on this case.

Posted by: HA at May 13, 2019 10:49 AM (MAstk)

288 "Imagine that GM mandated that all music played through their cars had to be purchased through a GM store...."

As a consumer I have like 30 auto manufacturers to choose from. If I don't like GM's music choices, I take my business to Honda or Toyota.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 13, 2019 10:50 AM (FiUMj)

289 Apple has a vested interest in keeping virus laden piece of shit apps from having carte blanche ability to fuck up iPhones.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 13, 2019 10:50 AM (y7DUB)

290 What was the Doris Day movie with the little boy, her son in the movie, in a cage that said, "Co-ke Co-la"?

Posted by: Archer at May 13, 2019 10:50 AM (gmo/4)

291 Angela Lansbury in The Portrait of Dorian Gray

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 10:50 AM (Av3cU)

292 Posted by: Bunko Squad at May 13, 2019 10:14 AM (NAbCm)

Oh, dearie me; I find okes about kids having sex with adults nfunny. How un- woke of me! yes. yes. I have no sense of humor. That must be why I post pictures of funny animals or rather regularly say "That made me laugh" Yeps! yep!

There is no problem with people reacting in any number of ways to paintings. I expect them to as do I. Some of it is quite funny or nice, but for a forum where people are understandably appalled about NAMBLA or pedophilia maybe some jokes aren't too cool. I have no control over what people post here. I don't have to like it or shut up about it, however.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:50 AM (FSPNP)

293 "Imagine that GM mandated that all music played through their cars had to be purchased through a GM store...."

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Like Obamacare??

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 10:50 AM (8XRCm)

294 286
Check out Angela Lansbury in Gaslight, when she was in her 20s, I think. Hot stuff. (No, I'm not being sarcastic. She was hot.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (elsTe)



In the way that many women are hot when they are young.



See Judi Dench, Lucille Ball, Helen Mirren

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019

*
*
. . .
Exactly. But Angela had a "saucy little pert English maid" air about her . . . which made sense, as she was playing a "saucy little pert English maid."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (elsTe)

295 248 He was very skilled in watercolor, a difficult medium. He had such promise -- too bad for the rest of the world.


Hitler claims in Mein Kampf that the academy did him a favor by rejecting him because it helped steer him to his true course, but it doesn't sound plausible even out of his own mouth. He was crushed.

He was quite competent at drawing buildings and the academy said he should go be an architect. It was almost as if he were talented but lacked humanity.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 10:41 AM (fuK7c)

I used to take one day out of our semester to teach the Nazi Aesthetic. It's an interesting topic in a twisted kind of way. Had to keep it to one day tho, cuz it was too depressing to research. For most people, their default setting for art is that it's noble and uplifting. I needed to show my students the dark side of art. How it, like everything else, can be perverted and used for evil. But, good lord was a lot of it beautiful--but so was Lucifer.

Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (OyyDO)

296



Supreme Court Allows Antitrust Suit Against Apple to Proceed

The Supreme Court ruled that consumers can proceed with an antitrust lawsuit challenging Apple's exclusive control over the marketplace for iPhone apps, threatening the tech giant's slice of billions of dollars in software sales.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (vEIlU)

297 262 AOC is hilarious, but she couldn't be funny if she tried.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (WWR3X)

Yeah, somebody that suffused with ideology is incapable of handling humor. Although she might think throwing her enemies in the camps is hilarious, but that's more evil than actual humor.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (RD7QR)

298 Loved how Trump and Guiliani manage to get Schiff on record saying opening an investigation in your political rival is wrong

Posted by: Jimmy Hoffa at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (QkjLD)

299 As a consumer I have like 30 auto manufacturers to choose from. If I don't like GM's music choices, I take my business to Honda or Toyota.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 13, 2019 10:50 AM (FiUMj)

If one auto manufacturer had 75% of the business then it is more complicated.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (lmPMy)

300 Imagine that GM mandated that all music played through their cars had to be purchased through a GM store....

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I have a Mac and I listen to all sorts of music from non Apple sources. Pandora, Amazon music are all available on Apple phones and laptops. Your example isn't really the same.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (FiUMj)

301 For #3 I've got the cast of Steel Magnolias, plus Liza Minnelli.
Posted by: jhawk90 at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (/ZYFC)

It will by a male.....
Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:46 AM (NFEMn)
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Tom Skerritt? NOOOOOOO!

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (/ZYFC)

302 So did AOC cite any other numbers besides 12 years? Because that would be weird to have a totes serious defined number in the same piece where everything else is an April Fools joke.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (RD/6H)

303 This is a notoriously bawdy place, and it isn't going to change any time soon, so either ignore the bawdy humor or be prepared to be upset forever.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



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Bawdy? As in humorously risque in terms of sexual matters? Sure. But there are some things that go beyond bawdy.

But Fen is not alone in failing to see the humor in sexualizing pre-teens, and it happens quite a bit here. The comments section has historically also been self-policing to a degree. I don't think that equates to being "upset forever".

We bemoan the Left's sexualization of kids daily here, so why should we not point out sexualization of kids when it comes up in the comments here?

Ultimately, Ace's blog, Ace's rules though.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (mvenn)

304 302 So did AOC cite any other numbers besides 12 years? Because that would be weird to have a totes serious defined number in the same piece where everything else is an April Fools joke.
Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (RD/6H)

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"So how much time do we have, then?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:52 AM (9cans)

305 If one auto manufacturer had 75% of the business then it is more complicated.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (lmPMy)

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I don't know the % numbers, but I have a hard time believing all the streaming music sources other than Apple only have 25% market share.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 13, 2019 10:52 AM (FiUMj)

306 See, that's the problem I had with Murder She Wrote. How long does it take the local chief of police to wise up about the one common denominator in all those murders?


Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM

*****

He had to be in on it. That's the only explanation.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 13, 2019 10:52 AM (0tfLf)

307 Supreme Court ruling,
hair on fire,
just another Manic Monday.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 10:52 AM (Av3cU)

308 Anybody figured out how 800 year old 18x18 hardwood beams spontaneously combust yet?


I can't find it but there was a video of a guy putting a blowtorch against a 300 year old oak beam for five or eight minutes and saying "no reason".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 10:52 AM (fuK7c)

309 Imagine that GM mandated that all music played through their cars had to be purchased through a GM store....
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More like if Sony CD players only played CDs by Sony artists.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:53 AM (NFEMn)

310 267 Then there's the ROM in Toronto. *sigh*
Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:44 AM (OyyDO)


Read-only memory? Range of motion?
Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:45 AM (NWiLs)

Royal Ontario Museum. Sorry.

Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:53 AM (OyyDO)

311 Worth noting that Apple has pulled apps for politcal reasons, just like Google. Unlike Android, theres no sideloading option without violating your warranty. I don't see any reason to start slitting my wrist over this, unlike some here...

Posted by: Jackal at May 13, 2019 10:53 AM (8Cbwb)

312 293 "Imagine that GM mandated that all music played through their cars had to be purchased through a GM store...."

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Like Obamacare??
Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 10:50 AM (8XRCm)

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Fuck off!!

Posted by: John Roberts at May 13, 2019 10:53 AM (FiUMj)

313 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (elsTe)

Landsbury is like Bette Davis for me. I don't recognize the hotness .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 10:53 AM (lmPMy)

314 I saw what that architect wanted to do to Notre Dame. You just knew some atrocity like that is what they would try. It would be rage-inducing if it weren't so predictable.

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They should've gone whole hog and used a golden calf motif.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:53 AM (+y/Ru)

315 275 Madison

Urban legend. Never happened.

Posted by: mnw at May 13, 2019 10:54 AM (Cssks)

316 >>I don't see any reason to start slitting my wrist over this, unlike some here...

You must be new here.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2019 10:54 AM (/tuJf)

317 309 Imagine that GM mandated that all music played through their cars had to be purchased through a GM store....
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More like if Sony CD players only played CDs by Sony artists.....
Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:53 AM (NFEMn)

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And I see nothing wrong with that? You want access to non-Sony music, buy a non-Sony CD player. Let the market sort this out. Eventually Sony will lose enough market share and will change their policy. We don't need govt to "fix' this problem.

Posted by: John Roberts at May 13, 2019 10:54 AM (FiUMj)

318 285 "I'm all for fucking big tech."

I hate fucking big tech.
Posted by: Chris M at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (eAZVt)

So stop fucking it. Unless they start producing sexbots. .

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:54 AM (NWiLs)

319 Those interested in Churchill's paintings (which are excellent) check out his short book "Painting As A Pastime". It tells how he came to start painting and its value to him as well as the value of physical hobbies in general. It's a fun read and a good example of Churchill's writing style.

Posted by: JTB at May 13, 2019 10:54 AM (bmdz3)

320 315 275 Madison

Urban legend. Never happened.
Posted by: mnw at May 13, 2019 10:54 AM (Cssks)

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I have proof:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6llaZefJDc

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:54 AM (9cans)

321 The little town in Iowa that I left two and a half years ago just tore down its 1918 opera house. They're going to build a big metal community center.

I expect no less from the Notre Dame restorers.

Posted by: creeper at May 13, 2019 10:55 AM (+NM3F)

322 AOC picked "12 years" because 12 years is about all she has left to have kids......

Posted by: JoeF. at May 13, 2019 10:55 AM (NFEMn)

323 Oh Punko Squattie is back, guess the trool decided their talents were wasted on an ONT. They are wrong in that assumption since they lack any talent.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 10:55 AM (Av3cU)

324 Posted by: Muldoon at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (mvenn)

Thanks for saying it much more articulately than I did.

And upset forever, J.J.? Hardly.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:55 AM (FSPNP)

325 282 226 Spoiler Free Game of Thrones comment:
Wow. Didn't take long for THAT to go off the rails. Yikes!
Posted by: Agent Cooper at May 13, 2019 10:34 AM (bv65J)

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GRRL POWER!

I honestly loved the episode.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:48 AM (9cans)

Yeah. I liked it too. You knew after last week that a major throw down was coming.

I liked this entire season. Guess I'm just easy to entertain.

Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:55 AM (OyyDO)

326 If anyone wants to start trustbusting big tech, the obvious starting point is Adobe Systems, Inc.

They're an actual, factual, no bones about it monopoly.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (WWR3X)

327 Imagine if you weren't legally allowed to move music and movies that you'd paid for between devices that you owned.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Spirit Animal is Alfred D. Wintle at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (RD/6H)

328 Churchill was a very good artist. he won a juried show, painting under a pseudonym. I saw retrospective of his works, very well done. I found it interesting to see how much time he spent in N. Africa, and how much it influenced his work.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (bWBdM)

329 I used to take one day out of our semester to teach the Nazi Aesthetic. It's an interesting topic in a twisted kind of way. Had to keep it to one day tho, cuz it was too depressing to research. For most people, their default setting for art is that it's noble and uplifting. I needed to show my students the dark side of art. How it, like everything else, can be perverted and used for evil. But, good lord was a lot of it beautiful--but so was Lucifer.

Posted by: Kris


I had a couple of courses on Nazi era cinema when I was in college. It was an interesting subject in its way--the attempt to basically manufacture an entire culture from a combination of whole cloth and older ideas--and it opened my eyes to how this sort of thing is being done even now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (AM1GF)

330 All I know is if Kagan and Sotomayor are for it, I'm against it. Doesn't matter what the issue is.

Will my life change as a result of this lawsuit? No. But it's disturbing that And the fact Kav sided with the lunatics.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (FiUMj)

331 Well, yes @Comey knows "for sure" why @FBI was denied access to the @DNC server - he is lying. Answer is: He overrode FBI protocol for political reasons. FBI ALWAYS seizes evidence of a crime & in the massive "Russian interference" investigation the server, even now, is evidence

Every time a peasant gets raided, EVERYTHING is taken. Cell phones, computers, tablets even stuff belonging to kids.

The freelancer that was raided in San Francisco lost it all, including stuff from inside a safe. How did they gain access unless he opened it for them?

Posted by: the Woodpecker at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (e1q4h)

332 Royal Ontario Museum. Sorry.
Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:53 AM (OyyDO)


Ah so. Us old folks aren't up on you hepcats' cool Canadian hangouts.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:57 AM (NWiLs)

333 325 Yeah. I liked it too. You knew after last week that a major throw down was coming.

I liked this entire season. Guess I'm just easy to entertain.
Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 10:55 AM (OyyDO)

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I felt really let down by the end of the Long Night. The strategy was really dumb, and the resolution was both cheap and telegraphed in a bad way from last season.

Still, there were three episodes left. I wasn't giving up on it just yet.

Last week's episode was more moving pieces around, so I didn't get too excited.

But Dany following through on her father's threats? So perfect.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:57 AM (9cans)

334 I'm all for fucking big tech.

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World's biggest brothel throws down challenge to sex robots: 'They can't compete'...

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Shouldn't this really be a reality TV competition show?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)

335 324 Posted by: Muldoon at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (mvenn)

Thanks for saying it much more articulately than I did.

And upset forever, J.J.? Hardly.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 10:55 AM (FSPNP)

That was CBD. I suppose all those Jooz look alike...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 10:58 AM (NWiLs)

336 I had a couple of courses on Nazi era cinema when I was in college. It was an interesting subject in its way--the attempt to basically manufacture an entire culture from a combination of whole cloth and older ideas--and it opened my eyes to how this sort of thing is being done even now.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (AM1GF)

Social engineering.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 13, 2019 10:58 AM (J+mig)

337 So... the Boston Globe is reporting new allegations of "endowments" to athletic "departments" (read: Coaches and staffs) at Ivy League and other skools.

Of course, the skrool speekspersons claim "their kids would'a made it on their own"

Suuuuuure.

Pull the other one, m'kay?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 10:58 AM (6qErC)

338 329
I had a couple of courses on Nazi era cinema when I was in college. It was an interesting subject in its way--the attempt to basically manufacture an entire culture from a combination of whole cloth and older ideas--and it opened my eyes to how this sort of thing is being done even now.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (AM1GF)

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I saw Jud Suss in a college class, and it was one of the greatest comedies of all time.

Unfortunately, it wasn't meant as a comedy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:58 AM (9cans)

339 Did someone mention *big* tech?

Posted by: Bertha Sexbot (part of the Butt Sisters series) at May 13, 2019 10:58 AM (+TdX0)

340 Heartbreak! Empire has been cancelled!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 10:59 AM (+y/Ru)

341 All I know is if Kagan and Sotomayor are for it, I'm against it. Doesn't matter what the issue is.

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This to a degree.

I hate Apple with the heat of a thousands suns. But Im not signing up to give the government cart blanche to tear up companies and people nilly willy without an overarching compelling reason.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 10:59 AM (8XRCm)

342 Me love you long time.

Posted by: Big Tech at May 13, 2019 10:59 AM (NLLmE)

343 They really do need to remake The Portrait of Dorian Gray using Gaylord's official portrait.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 10:59 AM (Av3cU)

344 All I know is if Kagan and Sotomayor are for it, I'm against it. Doesn't matter what the issue is.

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No moar Star Wars??

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 10:59 AM (8XRCm)

345 326 If anyone wants to start trustbusting big tech, the obvious starting point is Adobe Systems, Inc.

They're an actual, factual, no bones about it monopoly.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (WWR3X)

In my paranoid moments--and they're becoming more frequent these days--I muse that somebody from Adobe coded up The Gimp so they could claim that Photoshop and the like had some competition.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 13, 2019 10:59 AM (RD7QR)

346 Trade war is heating up. China fires back, Wall Street tumbles hard.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 13, 2019 10:59 AM (pUDQf)

347 I was speaking colloquially, you retards.

Posted by: AOC at May 13, 2019 10:59 AM (CDGwz)

348 Heartbreak! Empire has been cancelled!"

Hmmm.

Must be all those MAGA viewers. With bleach.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (6qErC)

349 The decision is to allow the lawsuit to continue. The specifics of the case will be litigated.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (lmPMy)

350 I'm all for fucking big tech.

O.k.

As long as I don't have to have carnal relations with Jeffie Zuckerberg who looks like an alien.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (FSPNP)

351 74 67 Apropos of the women who declared last week that children are naturally peaceful and communist in outlook and readily share: Children are savage little monsters. This painting illustrates one example.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 09:49 AM (elsTe)

If my long departed Grandfather had walked up on this scene (and he had 7 children), he would have grabbed them and whipped the asses of all 5 of them, while telling them he didn't want to hear any explanations, and he didn't care who was right or wrong. And when he was done, he would tell them that if he heard ANY more crap out of any of them, he was gonna come back and whip them all even harder.

As a policy it was mean, and cruel, and.... inCREDibly effective at stopping any future fights from happening. And when they did happen, everybody worked like hell to make sure that he never found out about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

352 Trade war is heating up. China fires back, Wall Street tumbles hard.

Posted by: AlaBAMA
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This is worse than Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: AOC at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (CDGwz)

353 350 I'm all for fucking big tech.

O.k.

As long as I don't have to have carnal relations with Jeffie Zuckerberg who looks like an alien.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (FSPNP)

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"Release the xenomorph."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (9cans)

354 But Fen is not alone in failing to see the humor in
sexualizing pre-teens, and it happens quite a bit here.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 13, 2019 10:51 AM (mvenn)

Yes, it certainly does. And calling out a specific comment (as you did) is reasonable. But making broad and baseless comments tarring everyone who comments with some sort of Freudian motivation is ridiculous on its face.

There is a line over which some commenters step from time to time. The racial comments are easy to see (there were two banning yesterday) because they are almost always humorless. The sexual comments often seem to have a bit more humor in them, so the comments will more often pass scrutiny because of that ambiguity.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (wYseH)

355 329 I used to take one day out of our semester to teach the Nazi Aesthetic. It's an interesting topic in a twisted kind of way. Had to keep it to one day tho, cuz it was too depressing to research. For most people, their default setting for art is that it's noble and uplifting. I needed to show my students the dark side of art. How it, like everything else, can be perverted and used for evil. But, good lord was a lot of it beautiful--but so was Lucifer.

Posted by: Kris

I had a couple of courses on Nazi era cinema when I was in college. It was an interesting subject in its way--the attempt to basically manufacture an entire culture from a combination of whole cloth and older ideas--and it opened my eyes to how this sort of thing is being done even now.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 13, 2019 10:56 AM (AM1GF)

I had a student ask why they had to learn about Nazi art. I told them that if they didn't understand how this philosophy developed and what it looked like, how would they be able to recognize it in the future and prevent it from happening again. Learning history is so important, unfortunately, students aren't taught to understand why. I know I wasn't.

Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 11:01 AM (OyyDO)

356 cool Canadian hangouts."

Tim Hortons?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:01 AM (6qErC)

357 This is worse than Pearl Harbor.
Posted by: AOC at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (CDGwz)


We never saw the Germans coming. Sad day.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 13, 2019 11:01 AM (pUDQf)

358 Face-hugger takes one look at Zucker and runs away.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:01 AM (Av3cU)

359 All I know is if Kagan and Sotomayor are for it, I'm against it. Doesn't matter what the issue is.
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I'm going to consider the issue, after my 5K morning run.

Posted by: RBG at May 13, 2019 11:02 AM (CDGwz)

360 This is worse than Pearl Harbor.
Posted by: AOC"

Gonna be an early night?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:02 AM (6qErC)

361 Ashley Garecht, the pro-life mom whose daughters were cyberstalked by PA Rep Brian Sims, did file a police report with her local police. I'm assuming this means she filed the report with the cops in her suburban community, not Philadelphia where the incident occurred.

Posted by: kallisto at May 13, 2019 11:02 AM (DJFLF)

362 358 Face-hugger takes one look at Zucker and runs away.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:01 AM (Av3cU)

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Face hugger grabs Jack, breeds xenomorph which then runs wild on Silicon Valley.

Not too hard to imagine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:03 AM (9cans)

363 358 Face-hugger takes one look at Zucker and runs away says "Daddy?"

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 11:03 AM (NWiLs)

364 Yes, it certainly does. And calling out a specific comment (as you did) is reasonable. But making broad and baseless comments tarring everyone who comments with some sort of Freudian motivation is ridiculous on its face.
There is a line over which some commenters step from time to time. The racial comments are easy to see (there were two banning yesterday) because they are almost always humorless. The sexual comments often seem to have a bit more humor in them, so the comments will more often pass scrutiny because of that ambiguity.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (wYseH)

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This man.

He gets it. Werd!!!!

Posted by: Hairy Reed at May 13, 2019 11:03 AM (8XRCm)

365 "Release the xenomorph."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (9cans)

I wouldn't hit that with a stolen retractable face-tongue.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2019 11:03 AM (AURKQ)

366 Angela Lansbury in Gaslight, 1944: https://tinyurl.com/y4kvqknd

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2019 11:04 AM (elsTe)

367 IPMS/USA is running with the meme of Germans bombing Pearl Harbor this year in a very John Belushi 1941 style..

http://www.ipmsusanationals.com/

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:04 AM (Av3cU)

368 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 13, 2019 11:00 AM (wYseH)

I was replying to a specific comment by another poster who objected to Green Screams Comments bout child adult sex. Nothing Freudian about it. People say "This reminds of my childhood" or "I used to wear cut offs or "I like the way she paints lights" or..whatever. people react to painting based on their experienes. This is big news?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2019 11:05 AM (FSPNP)

369 so the comments will more often pass scrutiny because of that ambiguity.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Scrutiny and ambiguity are tools of white supremacy.

Posted by: The Modern Language Association at May 13, 2019 11:05 AM (xSo9G)

370 http://bit.ly/2E31STu
*******
Peggy Lipton was the coolest girl around

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at May 13, 2019 11:06 AM (BqBId)

371 204 179 "Finding out Doris Day has passed makes me want to rewatch Calamity Jane and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Two of my faves of hers."

LizLem, Good choices but my favorite is still "Please Don't Eat the Daisies".
Posted by: JTB at May 13, 2019

Whats the one where she had been lost on a desert island with Chuck Connors and then returns to her husband and then Hilarity ensues!

Posted by: LASue at May 13, 2019 11:06 AM (XROPS)

372 I saw a documentary one time about the Nazis making an unfinished Titanic movie. The idea was was that perfidious Albion with her class structure let the lower classes die, something that the egalitarian Nazis would never have done. The documentary was about government interference and growing anti-Nazi sentiment among the cast and crew. It was very interesting.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 11:06 AM (+y/Ru)

373 Scrutiny and ambiguity are tools of white supremacy."

Hmmm.

I thought they were two lead characters in Game of Throwns.

Which one is Throwns again?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

374 Are we really comparing some offhanded comment on a blog to the entertainment industry promoting NAMBLA's agenda?

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 13, 2019 11:06 AM (y7DUB)

375 That is an upcoming Fathom Event - 40th anniversary screening of Alien

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:06 AM (Av3cU)

376 Which one is Throwns again?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

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The Dwarf.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 11:07 AM (8XRCm)

377 Painting says it all: Kids can be assholes even if they don't have expensive shoes.

Really great art today.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK8)

378 375 That is an upcoming Fathom Event - 40th anniversary screening of Alien
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:06 AM (Av3cU)

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My UHD of Alien comes in the mail today.

I'm excited.

And I'll probably try to make the Fathom event, but Dolley will be roughly 9 months pregnant. Getting away will be difficult.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:07 AM (9cans)

379 Scrutiny and ambiguity are tools of white supremacy.

Posted by: The Modern Language Association


Scrutiny, ambiguity, and a near-fanatical adherence to...

I'll start again.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 13, 2019 11:07 AM (AM1GF)

380 Where is Notre Dame located?
And the largest glass company in the world -- what is that?
"Saint-Gobain."

One need look no further. If the richest corrugated-tin-plate maker were French, we'd be seeing some fresh new thinking on that, too.

The whole purpose of every over rococo ed French style ever was "Colbertisme." Their cars died of it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 13, 2019 11:08 AM (8ZmvG)

381 IPMS/USA is running with the meme of Germans bombing Pearl Harbor this year in a very John Belushi 1941 style..
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"That's the craziest son of a bitch I ever saw. It's gonna be a long war!" -Lieutenant General Joe Stilwell

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 11:08 AM (xSo9G)

382
Can't figure out what he's throwing at the little girl.


Why, misogeny and patriarchy, of course! Duh!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 13, 2019 11:08 AM (pNxlR)

383 The Dwarf."

Oh. Thought that was "The Tossed"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:09 AM (6qErC)

384 Just so you all know: a dwarf dragon wins game of thrones.

***Spoiler Alert***

Posted by: eleven at May 13, 2019 11:09 AM (NLLmE)

385
The Dwarf."

Oh. Thought that was "The Tossed"
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:09 AM (6qErC)

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Throwns. Tossed.

Potato
Potahto

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 11:09 AM (8XRCm)

386
This to a degree.

I hate Apple with the heat of a thousands suns. But Im not signing up to give the government cart blanche to tear up companies and people nilly willy without an overarching compelling reason.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 10:59 AM (8XRCm)


This ruling was only a permission for the suit to go forward and see it's day in court. Either side can still lose (or win).

Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 11:10 AM (Fs5vw)

387 377 Painting says it all: Kids can be assholes even if they don't have expensive shoes.

Really great art today.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK

They're even bigger assholes if they have expensive shoes and you don't. I can vouch for this personally.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

388 I saw a documentary one time about the Nazis making an unfinished Titanic movie. The idea was was that perfidious Albion with her class structure let the lower classes die, something that the egalitarian Nazis would never have done. The documentary was about government interference and growing anti-Nazi sentiment among the cast and crew. It was very interesting.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


There was one movie I saw--I think the name translated to "Under the Bridges"--that was done near the very end of the war. On the surface it met all the requirements the Nazis had, but when you looked at it even slightly hard, it became clear that this was a very subversive, even anti-Nazi film. It amazed me how it got past the censors. I can only assume that most folks just went through the motions at that stage.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 13, 2019 11:10 AM (AM1GF)

389 Just so you all know: a dwarf dragon wins game of thrones. "

Hmm. A Disney crossover?

(Eddie Murphy as the tiny dragon in Mulan...)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:10 AM (6qErC)

390 And I have to put in a little mini-MoMe review.

We had a great time, honestly. I MAY have over-shopped but it worked out...if I don't die from drinking 80 pounds of pop I have left over

Despite my best efforts, I did not burn anything but wood in a fireplace and maybe two hamburgers.

The grill was not...expertly used. I suspect I put the coals in the ash pan instead of putting them elsewhere. This is what I get for not reading instructions.

But nobody got hurt, no jerks showed up and the only hobos we saw were each given a hot dog since they had adorable dogs with them.

We had a lot of good people stop by and I had a great time meeting them and feeding them.

I want to thank Nurse Ratchet for being the engine and butt-kicker that made this happen and kept communications going.

I want to thank all the folks who helped clean up and pack up at the end. Thanks guys, you're all Quality.

Do a MoMe. Do it. It is fun. It is not that hard. I'm a moron and I managed not to screw it up entirely.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:11 AM (bcbK8)

391 I felt really let down by the end of the Long Night. The strategy was really dumb, and the resolution was both cheap and telegraphed in a bad way from last season.

Still, there were three episodes left. I wasn't giving up on it just yet.

Last week's episode was more moving pieces around, so I didn't get too excited.

But Dany following through on her father's threats? So perfect.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 10:57 AM (9cans)


SPOILERS!!!!!
.
.
.
I don't get the anger that people have that Dany's arc was ruined because she was supposed to be merciful and the Breaker of the Wheel. They've been foreshadowing her turn for at least 2 1/2 seasons, perhaps since the beginning. She was ruthless very early on, but had no power. After she got power, her advisers were able to sway her. In the battle with the Masters at Mereen, she wanted to burn the whole city down then, but Tyrian stopped her. Ever since she's been in Westeros tho she's threatened to burn it all down. She's slowly ignored her adviser's advice and she's become more and more violent. Losing Jorah, Reagal, Jon and her claim all at once put her over the edge, as well as Tyrion being so obviously torn between loyalty to her and his family. She was going to turn.

Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 11:11 AM (OyyDO)

392 Throwns. Tossed.

Potato
Potahto"

Quail
Quayle

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (6qErC)

393
Totally off thread.


I tried to watch Air Strike with Bruce Willis this weekend on Amazon Prime.

I made it about 15 minutes. What a horrid, shitty, terrible piece of cinema. Simply awful. WTF was Willis thinking doing this piece of crap.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (8XRCm)

394 390
I want to thank all the folks who helped clean up and pack up at the end. Thanks guys, you're all Quality.

Do a MoMe. Do it. It is fun. It is not that hard. I'm a moron and I managed not to screw it up entirely.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:11 AM (bcbK

==========

Out of all possible MoMe's yours is probably the one I wanted to attend the most.

But, you know, America's big and stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (9cans)

395 387 377 Painting says it all: Kids can be assholes even if they don't have expensive shoes.

Really great art today.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK

They're even bigger assholes if they have expensive shoes and you don't. I can vouch for this personally.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

:fistbump:

I see we knew similar kids. With their pumped-up kicks...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (bcbK8)

396 Landsbury had quite a range, She was absolutely spellbinding in the Cold
War thriller The Manchurian Candidate as the scheming Communist ideologue orchestrating a seditious plot against the
President of the United States.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3ZnaRMhD_A

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (DwzBO)

397 Since the Nazis got to filming their Titanic sinking I would say they finished it. There are many interior scenes in A Night to Remember that came out of this motion picture.

Anti-Nazi sentiment was not widespread. Though when the first Himmler selected director made a comment about if the Nazis will win; he was promptly ratted out, tossed in jail, and then committed suicide.

Because it had Himmler's backing, it did consume vast resources. Plenty of film stock, plenty of extras, and one ocean liner* as stand in for the ill-fated luxury liner.

*At the conclusion of the war, this ocean liner would be the scene of yet another Nazi atrocity. The ship was loaded with thousands of concentration camp prisoners and deliberately left visible so Allied bombers would attack. And yes the ship was bombed and as survivors tried to swim to shore, the Nazis machine-gunned them.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:13 AM (Av3cU)

398 Where is Notre Dame located?
And the largest glass company in the world -- what is that?
"Saint-Gobain."

One need look no further. If the richest corrugated-tin-plate maker were French, we'd be seeing some fresh new thinking on that, too.

The whole purpose of every over rococo ed French style ever was "Colbertisme." Their cars died of it.
Posted by: Stringer Davis
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I never weary of pointing and laughing at the Pompidou Center.

http://tinyurl.com/y3kdfk7r

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 11:13 AM (xSo9G)

399 Dany's arc was ruined because she was supposed to be merciful and the Breaker of the Wheel"

Well of course. Break a wheel, and all you're left with is a bunch of arcs.
Or deals.

I forget witch...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:13 AM (6qErC)

400 389 Just so you all know: a dwarf dragon wins game of thrones. "

Hmm. A Disney crossover?

(Eddie Murphy as the tiny dragon in Mulan...)

I vote for brining in Robert Reich as a last minute cameo.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2019 11:13 AM (Kpl3J)

401 Fanny Brate? Wasn't she the girl in the one-horse open sleigh in "Jingle Bells"?

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 13, 2019 11:13 AM (2RBkF)

402 104

The girls laughed quietly, knowing that they were banging the boys dads and older brothers, while the boys were getting none.


Posted by: Mr. Soylant Greenjeans at May 13, 2019 10:01 AM (UFLLM)

I have to agree about the inappropriateness of a comment that refers to children - from the looks of the painting, the girls are 12-14 yrs. old - having sexual relations with adult men. My opinion is informed not only by having knowledge of laws regarding statutory rape, and just common decency in general...but by the fact that I'm a trained artist and as such, far from a prude.
I have seen enough naked stranger bodies in the course of my four year schooling to satisfy the nekkid lady/man requirement of every single moron here, and then some. Interestingly, none of them were minor children. Even the free-wheeling atmosphere of art school understood there was a line that must not be crossed.
I have contributed to the bawdy humor on this blog more than a time or three. Upthread Muldoon commented, "ace's blog, ace's rules", of course that is true. However in this climate of nanny-stater SJW's combing through every blessed word that is published on anti-Left blogs, I'd imagine that the blog owner would be concerned about commentary that looks like it is advocacy of sex between adults and children.

Posted by: kallisto at May 13, 2019 11:14 AM (DJFLF)

403 The racial comments are easy to see (there were two banning yesterday)


Oh good.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 11:14 AM (fuK7c)

404 I made it about 15 minutes. What a horrid, shitty, terrible piece of cinema. Simply awful. WTF was Willis thinking doing this piece of crap.
Posted by: fixerupper


He's been in more bad movies than any A lister ever.

The man will not say NO.

Posted by: eleven at May 13, 2019 11:14 AM (NLLmE)

405 Well of course. Break a wheel, and all you're left with is a bunch of arcs.
Or deals.

I forget witch...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:13 AM (6qErC)

Bust a Wheel, face the Deal!!!

oh wait, reverse that...

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2019 11:14 AM (Kpl3J)

406
:fistbump:

I see we knew similar kids. With their pumped-up kicks...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (bcbK

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psssssst

....Insomniac *was* the kid with nice shoes......

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 11:14 AM (8XRCm)

407 391
SPOILERS

I don't get the anger that people have that Dany's arc was ruined because she was supposed to be merciful and the Breaker of the Wheel. They've been foreshadowing her turn for at least 2 1/2 seasons, perhaps since the beginning. She was ruthless very early on, but had no power. After she got power, her advisers were able to sway her. In the battle with the Masters at Mereen, she wanted to burn the whole city down then, but Tyrian stopped her. Ever since she's been in Westeros tho she's threatened to burn it all down. She's slowly ignored her adviser's advice and she's become more and more violent. Losing Jorah, Reagal, Jon and her claim all at once put her over the edge, as well as Tyrion being so obviously torn between loyalty to her and his family. She was going to turn.
Posted by: Kris at May 13, 2019 11:11 AM (OyyDO)

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Yeah, this was a payoff that had been very well built up.

Ever since the beginning, we knew that Targaryans are either crazy or nice. Her brother was crazy, so that meant that she was nice, right?

Wrong, bitches. She had it within herself to be the mad queen from the beginning. She had influences to keep it at bay, but she kept losing them and pushing the rest away.

Last night's episode might be my favorite episode of the entire run.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:14 AM (9cans)

408 The man will not say NO."

So a Michael Caine devotee?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:15 AM (6qErC)

409 She's slowly ignored her adviser's advice and she's become more and more violent. Losing Jorah, Reagal, Jon and her claim all at once put her over the edge, as well as Tyrion being so obviously torn between loyalty to her and his family. She was going to turn.
Posted by: Kris


I could care less that she turned ruthless.
I thought there would be a much more fitting end to Cersi than being buried in a roof collapse.

Left me kinda flat. Seriously, no pun intended. I was like WTF? That's it?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 11:15 AM (F8EBp)

410 I see we knew similar kids. With their pumped-up kicks...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
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I had a pair of saddle oxfords. I'm sure my life would have been different, if only...

But, no. Keds were pretty much the order of the day.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 11:15 AM (xSo9G)

411 399 Dany's arc was ruined because she was supposed to be merciful and the Breaker of the Wheel"

Well of course. Break a wheel, and all you're left with is a bunch of arcs.
Or deals.

I forget witch...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:13 AM (6qErC)

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She did break the wheel.

She broke it with dragon fire.

Sure, there was collateral damage, but she broke it good and hard.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:15 AM (9cans)

412 He's been in more bad movies than any A lister ever.

The man will not say NO.
Posted by: eleven at May 13, 2019 11:14 AM (NLLmE)

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Yeah .... but this wasnt meh bad.

This was Aeon Flux bad. The dogfight special effects were CARTOONS for Chrissakes.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 11:16 AM (8XRCm)

413 Bust a Wheel, face the Deal!!!"

Hammer Time!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:16 AM (6qErC)

414 Nazi "art" is one thing.
Nazi cinema, certain special problems.

But you don't really know Nazis until you've seen their musical comedies.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 13, 2019 11:16 AM (8ZmvG)

415 WTF was Willis thinking doing this piece of crap.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (8XRCm)

pay check

Posted by: BignJames at May 13, 2019 11:16 AM (ykq7q)

416 406
:fistbump:

I see we knew similar kids. With their pumped-up kicks...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (bcbK

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psssssst

....Insomniac *was* the kid with nice shoes......
Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 11:14 AM (8XRCm)

I've seen his shoes. I don't believe it

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:16 AM (bcbK8)

417 I never weary of pointing and laughing at the Pompidou Center.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 11:13 AM (xSo9G)

I have a French cousin who is a pretty successful architect. He was flabbergasted by the design, and loved to make fun of it, in particular the idea that all of the mechanical stuff was on the outside...exposed to the elements.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 13, 2019 11:16 AM (wYseH)

418 she turned ruthless. "

Ah. Ginsberg free, then?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:17 AM (6qErC)

419 They're even bigger assholes if they have expensive shoes and you don't. I can vouch for this personally.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

:fistbump:

I see we knew similar kids. With their pumped-up kicks...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (bcbK


Word. Don't ever be the poor kid in a private school. It's nothing short of miraculous I didn't end up on the front page of the newspaper for very bad reasons.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 11:17 AM (NWiLs)

420
I saw a documentary one time about the Nazis making an unfinished Titanic movie.


The ship hit the iceberg and then they stuck it and that portion of the ocean in a huge box and posed the Schroedinger's Cat question, "Does the ship make it to New York or does it sink?"

It was all very meta to the meta-th power.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 13, 2019 11:17 AM (pNxlR)

421 I tried to watch Air Strike with Bruce Willis this weekend on Amazon Prime.

I made it about 15 minutes. What a horrid, shitty, terrible piece of cinema. Simply awful. WTF was Willis thinking doing this piece of crap.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (8XRCm)


Old actors/actresses many times can't be choosy when it comes to earning a steady paycheck.

Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 11:17 AM (Fs5vw)

422 409 She's slowly ignored her adviser's advice and she's become more and more violent. Losing Jorah, Reagal, Jon and her claim all at once put her over the edge, as well as Tyrion being so obviously torn between loyalty to her and his family. She was going to turn.
Posted by: Kris


I could care less that she turned ruthless.
I thought there would be a much more fitting end to Cersi than being buried in a roof collapse.

Left me kinda flat. Seriously, no pun intended. I was like WTF? That's it?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 11:15 AM (F8EBp)

Jamie nor Tyrion killed her???

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:17 AM (bcbK8)

423 Learning history is so important, unfortunately, students aren't taught to understand why. I know I wasn't.


I read an interesting thing about brain development years ago.

I didn't get history as a yute. It was a bunch of disconnected dates and places and kings and wars and stuff. Now I'm a rabid fan of history and it's almost all I read. Because now I see a flow, I see patterns, I see that events don't stand on their own but are outcomes of things that have been brewing.

The thing I read (I think it was a NYT thing from the 80s) said that youthful brains don't make the connection between historical events and it's only mature brains that see the patterns.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 11:17 AM (fuK7c)

424 Landsbury had quite a range, She was absolutely spellbinding in the Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate as the scheming Communist ideologue orchestrating a seditious plot against the President of the United States.

-
Went full Hillary, huh?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 11:18 AM (+y/Ru)

425 I have a French cousin who is a pretty successful architect. He was flabbergasted by the design, and loved to make fun of it, in particular the idea that all of the mechanical stuff was on the outside...exposed to the elements.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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It's impossible to look at it without thinking that it is still under construction.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 11:18 AM (xSo9G)

426
418 she turned ruthless. "

Ah. Ginsberg free, then?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:17 AM (6qErC)


No, the punch line is,
"Oh, kind of like the Supreme Court?"

Now, go back and try again ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 13, 2019 11:19 AM (pNxlR)

427 424 Landsbury had quite a range, She was absolutely spellbinding in the Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate as the scheming Communist ideologue orchestrating a seditious plot against the President of the United States.

-
Went full Hillary, huh?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 11:18 AM (+y/Ru)

She was wicked creepy in that movie. It's hard to imagine but she played evil and conniving very well.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 11:19 AM (NWiLs)

428 TJM, no you don't want a belly-burster in the cinema.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:19 AM (Av3cU)

429 E.G. Robinson, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage. Actors who will be remembered for never saying "no."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 13, 2019 11:19 AM (8ZmvG)

430 I didn't get history as a yute. It was a bunch of disconnected dates and places and kings and wars and stuff. Now I'm a rabid fan of history and it's almost all I read. Because now I see a flow, I see patterns, I see that events don't stand on their own but are outcomes of things that have been brewing.
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Presumably, you have read Churchill's 'The Gathering Storm'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 11:19 AM (CDGwz)

431 428 TJM, no you don't want a belly-burster in the cinema.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:19 AM (Av3cU)

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She wouldn't go.

I would go alone. But leaving her alone with a 5 year old and 9 months of pregnancy in her belly may not be a good idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:20 AM (9cans)

432
The dragon's finally have enough of humanity's BS and eat the entire species. The End.

Posted by: Mr. Soylant Greenjeans at May 13, 2019 11:20 AM (UFLLM)

433 394 390
I want to thank all the folks who helped clean up and pack up at the end. Thanks guys, you're all Quality.

Do a MoMe. Do it. It is fun. It is not that hard. I'm a moron and I managed not to screw it up entirely.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:11 AM (bcbK

==========

Out of all possible MoMe's yours is probably the one I wanted to attend the most.

But, you know, America's big and stuff.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:12 AM (9cans)

Thanks man, I'm sorry we didn't get dinner or something when I was in Savannah.

We'll get it figured out sooner or later.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:20 AM (bcbK8)

434 pay check"

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:20 AM (6qErC)

435 433
Thanks man, I'm sorry we didn't get dinner or something when I was in Savannah.

We'll get it figured out sooner or later.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:20 AM (bcbK

==========

*thumbs up*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 13, 2019 11:20 AM (9cans)

436 E.G. Robinson, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage. Actors who will be remembered for never saying "no."
Posted by: Stringer Davis


Not the bees!

Posted by: eleven at May 13, 2019 11:20 AM (NLLmE)

437
I thought there would be a much more fitting end to Cersi than being buried in a roof collapse.


The old Rachel Corrie gambit! You do not remember for what she was protesting, but you sure remember what fate she met.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 13, 2019 11:21 AM (pNxlR)

438 Jamie nor Tyrion killed her???
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards



Nein. Jamie was with her at the end.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 11:21 AM (F8EBp)

439 It's impossible to look at it without thinking that it is still under construction.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 11:18 AM (xSo9G)

And behind schedule! The rust streaks and crap are an embarrassment.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 13, 2019 11:21 AM (wYseH)

440 Mike Hammer

Lockheed XC-35

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:21 AM (Av3cU)

441 9 months of pregnancy in her belly"

Hmmmm....

*backs away slowly....*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:21 AM (6qErC)

442 He's been in more bad movies than any A lister ever.
The man will not say NO.
Posted by: eleven at May 13, 2019 11:14 AM (NLLmE)

The only reason I would say you're technically correct is that I don't think anyone could call Nick Cage an "A-Lister" anymore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2019 11:22 AM (Kpl3J)

443 Two banninations on a Sunday?

Man, I should've checked in on the blog. Sounds eventful.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 13, 2019 11:22 AM (AzW6q)

444 youthful brains don't make the connection between historical events and it's only mature brains that see the patterns.


On this particular social medium, one encounters many who wish to bring the torch to the Philosophy, History, and Literature Departments. All these persons seem to have a read one, maybe two, articles about "Rome." That's it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 13, 2019 11:22 AM (8ZmvG)

445 Wait!!!!


They squashed the hottie!!!?!?!?!?

Posted by: eleven at May 13, 2019 11:22 AM (NLLmE)

446 Madison

RE: "Hitler as house painter"

I would describe that as a rumor. There are no first-hand accounts of it.

The wartime OSS made one offhand reference to it, without citing a source.

As an architectural painter... well, I sure as hell couldn't draw like that. His interest in architecture first brought Speer to his attention.

Posted by: mnw at May 13, 2019 11:22 AM (Cssks)

447 Nick Cage's career became a dumpster fire with Wicker Man

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (Av3cU)

448
The only reason I would say you're technically correct is that I don't think anyone could call Nick Cage an "A-Lister" anymore.


Three words: "Con Air"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (pNxlR)

449 E.G. Robinson, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage. Actors who will be remembered for never saying "no."


Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 13, 2019 11:19 AM (8ZmvG)


Ahem

Posted by: Punchy De Niro at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (TAmPV)

450 > 424
"Lansbury had quite a range, She was absolutely spellbinding in the Cold
War thriller The Manchurian Candidate as the scheming Communist
ideologue orchestrating a seditious plot against the President of the
United States."



>> "Went full Hillary, huh?"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wreck

Lansbury makes Ernest Stavro Blofeld in the early Bond films seem like pale amateurs.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (DwzBO)

451 447 Nick Cage's career became a dumpster fire with Wicker Man
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (Av3cU)

I don't recall him being burned in a dumpster.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (NWiLs)

452 432

The dragon's finally have enough of humanity's BS and eat the entire species. The End.


Posted by: Mr. Soylant Greenjeans at May 13, 2019 11:20 AM (UFLLM)

The dragon's *what* has had enough of humanity?

Posted by: kallisto at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (DJFLF)

453 And behind schedule! The rust streaks and crap are an embarrassment.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
-----------

'Patina', that's a 'patina', not 'rust streaks'.

Posted by: Rationalizing Architects everywhere at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (CDGwz)

454 Speaking of movies, I watched 'God Told Me To' last night.

I swear, it's like two movies stitched together.

The first half is a mystery with supernatural or religious overtones (I think it was piggybacking on Catholic-sploitation or off the success of the Exorcist).

Then there's a plot twist involving aliens and the second half of the movie is just crap where the events of the first half of the movie are seemingly forgotten.

I HOPE there is a good story behind the making of that crap fest.

Watch 'Frailty' instead, which has similar premises but has the focus and the courage to take the plot seriously and see it through. Fuck, 'The Servants of the Twilight' did this story better.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK8)

455 Ape...snoozing.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (6qErC)

456 E.G. Robinson, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage. Actors who will be remembered for never saying "no."
Posted by: Stringer Davis

Not the bees!
Posted by: eleven


Have they no dignity for the craft?

Posted by: Bruce Campbell at May 13, 2019 11:24 AM (e1q4h)

457
Cersi never expected the 800 year old 16 x 16" ceiling beams in her cathedral to spontaneously collapse... in any case there were immediate calls to build a White Walker mosque on the site...

Posted by: Mr. Soylant Greenjeans at May 13, 2019 11:24 AM (UFLLM)

458
I don't recall him being burned in a dumpster.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (NWiLs)


But you wished he was, right?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 13, 2019 11:24 AM (pNxlR)

459 456 E.G. Robinson, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage. Actors who will be remembered for never saying "no."
Posted by: Stringer Davis

Not the bees!
Posted by: eleven


Have they no dignity for the craft?
Posted by: Bruce Campbell at May 13, 2019 11:24 AM (e1q4h)

Hey take it easy. Those bees hadn't seen a solid gig in over a year.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 13, 2019 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

460 Nick Cage's career became a dumpster fire with Wicker Man
Posted by: Anna Puma


Pretty sure the Ghost Rider sequel did those honors.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 13, 2019 11:25 AM (AM1GF)

461 427 424 Landsbury had quite a range, She was absolutely spellbinding in the Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate as the scheming Communist ideologue orchestrating a seditious plot against the President of the United States.
-
Went full Hillary, huh?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 11:18 AM (+y/Ru)

She was wicked creepy in that movie. It's hard to imagine but she played evil and conniving very well.

That movie was heavily suppressed for 20 years or so, because it came out right about the same time as Kennedy was assassinated. And the entire plot, that the assassin was a commie agent working on behalf of highly placed elements of the US Government, made a whole lot of people very nervous.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2019 11:25 AM (Kpl3J)

462 Presumably, you have read Churchill's 'The Gathering Storm'.


All six volumes twice through.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 13, 2019 11:26 AM (fuK7c)

463
Wasn't the actor who played the Equalizer in the television series in an earlier Wicker Man movie? I know there was a pre-Cage version of it, but it, too, was nothing to write home about.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 13, 2019 11:27 AM (pNxlR)

464 "Lansbury had quite a range, She was absolutely spellbinding in the Cold
War thriller The Manchurian Candidate as the scheming Communist
ideologue orchestrating a seditious plot against the President of the
United States."



>> "Went full Hillary, huh?"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wreck

Lansbury makes Ernest Stavro Blofeld in the early Bond films seem like pale amateurs.
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (DwzBO)


Vincent Price topped all of them.

Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 11:27 AM (Fs5vw)

465 438 Jamie nor Tyrion killed her???
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards



Nein. Jamie was with her at the end.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 13, 2019 11:21 AM (F8EBp)

mutter, buncha fuckin bullshit...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:28 AM (bcbK8)

466 Lockheed XC-35
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Looks a bit like an Electra E-10, but, what about it? Not another book...?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 11:28 AM (xSo9G)

467 460 Nick Cage's career became a dumpster fire with Wicker Man
Posted by: Anna Puma

Pretty sure the Ghost Rider sequel did those honors.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 13, 2019 11:25 AM (AM1GF)

If the director would have been smart enough, I'm sure he would have had Cage thrown into a dumpster just before his skull lit up. He's probably kicking himself now, thinking "damn, why didn't I think of that?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2019 11:29 AM (Kpl3J)

468 Monkey

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 13, 2019 11:29 AM (xSo9G)

469 youthful brains don't make the connection between historical events and it's only mature brains that see the patterns.

-
When I was young I thought that we had outgrown all of that bad history stuff and had it all figured out. No more Nazis, no more depressions, no more commies, no more Al Capones or John Dillingers. The answer was peace and love and the Holy Four, John, Paul, George and Ringo, were leading us to the new utopia. Although I didn't think of it in these terms, I basically thought we had defeated original sin.

I may have been in error.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 13, 2019 11:30 AM (+y/Ru)

470 Alan Rickman also comes to mind as being the ultimate bad guy.

Posted by: Sooner at May 13, 2019 11:31 AM (Fs5vw)

471 Wasn't the actor who played the Equalizer in the television series in an earlier Wicker Man movie? I know there was a pre-Cage version of it, but it, too, was nothing to write home about. "

Actually the first Wicker Man is one of my favorite Cult Movies of all time - it's wonderful! Christopher Lee is marvelous as Lord Summer Isle. He also did an interview once where he related that the version that we have is a very chopped down cut due to studio incompetence (long story) At least 45 minutes of the original has been lost forever.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2019 11:31 AM (Kpl3J)

472 Watch 'Frailty' instead, which has similar premises but has the focus and the courage to take the plot seriously and see it through. Fuck, 'The Servants of the Twilight' did this story better.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 13, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK

Frailty is an awesome movie.

And I HATE Nicolas Cage in pretty much everything except Raising Arizona. I haven't seen The Wicker Man/bees thing but that scene in 8mm with him screaming at the mom "do I have your permission" or whatever bullshit was just cringeworthy.

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at May 13, 2019 11:32 AM (Ez6QX)

473 ""Lansbury had quite a range, She was absolutely spellbinding in the Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate as the scheming communist ideologue orchestrating a seditious plot against the President of the United States."



>> "Went full Hillary, huh?"

The difference is that in the film Lansbury's husband, then running for president was, like his wife, posing as anti-communist conservatives, but were actually secret communists themselves.

Hillary could never be that clever.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 13, 2019 11:39 AM (DwzBO)

474 Sinatra suppressed "Manchurian." He got sold the project, and backed it, because it was anti-McCarthy. The finished product gradually revealed itself to be something else. All together. Sinatra was ashamed of being duped.

And the the oddest thing happened. Sinatra changed.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 13, 2019 11:52 AM (8ZmvG)

475 Vincent Price topped all of them.

Aw hell yeah. I met him once, at an art lecture. Don't bother making fun of The Candy Kid's acting career. He was way ahead of you.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 13, 2019 11:54 AM (8ZmvG)

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