Mid-Morning Art Thread [Kris]

David Brutus.jpg


Lictors Returning To Brutus The Bodies Of His Sons
Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David is one of my personal top three artists of all time. He is most known for nurturing NeoClassicism into a major power in the art world, and using it to propagandize for both Robespierre and Napoleon. And because he was really good at it, he would die in exile after Napoleon’s fall.

“Oath of the Horatii” and “The Death of Marat” are considered two of David’s greatest pieces, but I like this one the most. The full title is: “J Brutus, First Consul, returned to his house after having condemned his two sons who had allied themselves with the Tarquins and conspired against Roman liberty the lictors return their bodies so that they may be given burial.”

The painting is an example of NeoClassicism, a theatrical style, designed to be very easy to read and understand. The settings are simple, the lighting is direct, the colors are bright, everything looks carefully blocked, and the action is very melodramatic. As the style’s name suggests, its imagery and themes derive from Classical art and its ideals. It is classicism for a New Age. Greece and Rome (especially Rome) was the Golden Age of Western civilization. To copy them was to elevate the present culture to heights it hadn’t seen in centuries.

David divides the painting in two. On the right we see a mother and her two daughters, a female servant sits to the far edge. The females are lit by a very bright spotlight coming through the ceiling. On the table sits a basket of sewing materials. The women were engaged in some domestic activity when horror strikes. One girl faints while the other shields her eyes. The mother screams and reaches for her lost sons. The servant just collapses in her chair and covers her face. They all react realistically and variously to the bodies of their executed sons and brothers being brought back to the house. The women’s clothes are bright a white, gold and red that gleam in the light making them even more noticeable.

David is obsessed with accuracy and detail. He gives us a realistic Roman house with a colonnade surrounding the atrium. However, this background would have been too distracting, so he hangs a sheet up to act as a backdrop for the action. It is a light gray to provide contrast to the women in front. The gray is also a nice neutral tone that allows the warm tones of the flesh and dresses to really shine.

On the left is darkness. A dimmer light shines through the door onto the stretchers that carry the corpses. We don’t see them completely, however. Just enough to get the idea. Below the legs of the one son sits Lucius Junius Brutus in total darkness. A blue shroud frames his head and his facial expression is hidden in shadow. His body language speaks for him. His left hand grasps the execution decree. His legs are crossed at the ankles and his toes are tightly clenched. An instant before, his head was resting on his right arm. When the women screamed, his head suddenly jerked up but his body remained frozen. We are able to see his raw honest emotions and his inner conflict that made him choose between his family and his country. His family lost.

Brutus sits at the feet of a statue of Roma Victoria. You can see an image of the She-wolf and the Twins next to his knees. She looms over Brutus and blocks any light from reaching him. She dominates him and it seems that he was appealing to the goddess for assurance that he did the right thing. Brutus looks out at us. His brow is creased, his mouth is tight, and his stare is arresting. Brutus became a hero in Rome; he sacrificed his own children to the cause of liberty.

“Brutus” is a masterclass of art. I wish I had more time. The painting is huge, over 10 feet by 13 feet, and the message is just as large. When this work was unveiled, the Tennis Court Oath and the storming of the Bastille were already history. The Revolution was underway. In “Brutus”, David provides an example of true sacrifice for liberty and challenges his contemporaries. The great men of the past weren’t afraid to do their duty, no matter the cost. Is France willing to do the same?

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A lot of sites like to lighten up this painting so you can see Brutus better. The original is actually dark.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




Comments

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1 Brooding.

Posted by: Someguy at November 06, 2019 09:31 AM (O+iVW)

2 Deep stuff, that.

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

3 not brooding

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 09:32 AM (q80AH)

4 Brutus ' karma

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 09:32 AM (G546f)

5
Jean Louis David is a cheap-o hair salon chain in NYC...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 06, 2019 09:32 AM (zBaqJ)

6 You can see an image of the She-wolf and the Twins next to his knees.
---

That's Eris?

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 09:32 AM (7HtZB)

7 rumour has it Hillary and Huma are Lictor sisters

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 06, 2019 09:33 AM (FZYNt)

8 The tragedy of civil conflict. I'm sick of having that on the mind.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
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at November 06, 2019 09:33 AM (AM1GF)

9 I thought it was one of Ace's shorter movie reviews.






(I Keed)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 09:34 AM (cqNba)

10 All the French Revolution did was generate a pile of headless corpses and install a tyrant.

Yes, I stole that from Maggie Thatcher.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 06, 2019 09:34 AM (Boy/L)

11 thank you Kris

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 09:34 AM (JFO2v)

12 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at November 06, 2019 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

13 What movie is this post about?

Posted by: Sponge at November 06, 2019 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

14 An appropriate image for the day after election day here in Virginia.


Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2019 09:35 AM (aXucN)

15 Is that a Kris or CBD review?

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 09:35 AM (7HtZB)

16 Thank you, Kris, for the art history lesson.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 06, 2019 09:35 AM (WEBkv)

17 Looks like some lamentin' of the women goin' on.

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 09:35 AM (X/Pw5)

18 Alternate History I wish I could have seen: "Irving Kristol stoically accepts the body of his son, who was executed for being a lying little shit-weasel."

Lucianne Goldberg would work, too.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 09:36 AM (V2Yro)

19 I think the darkness on the left interferes with my liking of this painting. I'm sure it is wonderful, but I can't hang dark.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 06, 2019 09:36 AM (lwiT4)

20 Remarkable. It is rather theatrical -- the outstretched hand and arm of the mother, her fainting daughter; you can imagine the actress crying out, "O my son! O my son!"

The section with Brutus is rather dark. I don't see the statue of Roma Victoria or the she-wolf near him even when I enlarge the painting. Probably just my monitor.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 09:36 AM (Ejm1K)

21 Roman Victoria is seen as a shadow figure in front of the carried body, with little bird things on her shoulders.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (V2Yro)

22 Those guys are carrying in a pig

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (92Ez4)

23 I think the darkness on the left interferes with my liking of this painting. I'm sure it is wonderful, but I can't hang dark.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 06, 2019 09:36 AM (lwiT4)

Really shows dust.

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (X/Pw5)

24 If I could lop it in half, I think I'd like it more.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (lwiT4)

25 " Is that a Kris or CBD review? "

Kris.


You can tell by all the words being spelled correctly.

Even the big ones.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (cqNba)

26 Mrs. Brutus made Brutus sleep on the couch in the basement for a long while after that.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (q1Pj5)

27 Really shows dust.


Very true.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (lwiT4)

28 Yay, a Kris thread.

On the other hand all of our silly guesses as to what's going on are now moot, what with all the answers being given.

Powerful painting. I distrust it precisely for being overtly political. Especially about the French revolution.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at link in nic at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (wzVKm)

29 The decedents of Lucius Junius Brutus were some back stabbing, murdering folks.

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (gmo/4)

30 Brutus needs to install some LED lighting in his condo.

Posted by: dantesed at November 06, 2019 09:39 AM (88xKn)

31 Seems the Romans like a lot of cloth draping shit. I do this and my wife calls me a pig.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 09:39 AM (yRAFu)

32 Kris, thanks so much for doing this !

Your precise exposition of the details is really interesting, and I appreciated how you tied it into the events of the French Revolution and the message of the painting in that context.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 06, 2019 09:40 AM (JwHjN)

33 Mrs. Brutus was a MILF.
It had to be said.

Posted by: Mr. Misogyny at November 06, 2019 09:40 AM (SB5Q1)

34 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 06, 2019 09:40 AM (arJlL)

35 You can tell by all the words being spelled correctly.

Even the big ones.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (cqNba)

Also, no use of metric measurements.

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2019 09:40 AM (cF8AT)

36 20 Remarkable. It is rather theatrical -- the outstretched hand and arm of the mother, her fainting daughter; you can imagine the actress crying out, "O my son! O my son!"

The section with Brutus is rather dark. I don't see the statue of Roma Victoria or the she-wolf near him even when I enlarge the painting. Probably just my monitor.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 09:36 AM (Ejm1K)

This is one of those paintings you can "hear". The screams are just deafening.

The she-wolf is admittedly tough to see. You can really only make out the legs of the children. It's an exact replica of the Capitoline Wolf (https://tinyurl.com/y345kfv7). That is what identifies the statue as Roma.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:40 AM (OyyDO)

37 Thank you, Kris, for the art history lesson.
Posted by: blake



Yes. Thank you. I think that's the first one that I read every word.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 09:41 AM (el8j3)

38 On the first episode of Let's Make a Deal, Carol Merrill asks the curtain to be pulled back....
No one is happy with the grand prize.

Posted by: Bruce at November 06, 2019 09:41 AM (vd8XM)

39 I'm anxiously awaiting Muldoon's pun utilizing
Et Tu.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 09:41 AM (tL/BP)

40 31 Seems the Romans like a lot of cloth draping shit. I do this and my wife calls me a pig.
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 09:39 AM (yRAFu)

----------

Heh

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 06, 2019 09:41 AM (jUVms)

41 Was Brutus also called Bluto?

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 09:41 AM (X/Pw5)

42 Sniper in the shadows.

Woman with the arm outstretched has spotted the sniper and is using the other body as a meat shield.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 06, 2019 09:42 AM (nNEcr)

43 The chair in the middle is an avante garde design, it could be modern Scandinavian.

It looks almost like a hand pointing up and it's the dividing line of the drawing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at link in nic at November 06, 2019 09:42 AM (wzVKm)

44 I like this one and it is appropriate for the feelings I have this morning here in VA as well.

Thanks Kris for your commentary as well. I always enjoy your information about the art here.


I'd hang this in the main room of the house. I like it a lot.

Posted by: turambar at November 06, 2019 09:43 AM (Gylu/)

45 Woman with the arm outstretched has spotted the sniper and is using the other body as a meat shield.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf?

Meat Shield is what Oprah calls a panty liner

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 06, 2019 09:43 AM (FZYNt)

46 I like this. Very dark and moody. Sad. Wouldn't hang it in my home.

Posted by: G. Gnome at November 06, 2019 09:43 AM (al6UK)

47 21 Roman Victoria is seen as a shadow figure in front of the carried body, with little bird things on her shoulders.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 09:38 AM (V2Yro)

I think those are sphinxes. She is also holding a statue of Victory (Nike) in her right hand, our left.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

48 Great Khan academy video on above

https://tinyurl.com/y3qcctgj

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

49 37
I saw your lips moving!

Posted by: Snoopy at November 06, 2019 09:43 AM (wVcLN)

50 Mrs. Brutus was a MILF.
It had to be said.
Posted by: Mr. Misogyny


She didn't miss many meals.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 09:44 AM (el8j3)

51 The chair in the middle is an avante garde design, it could be modern Scandinavian.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at link in nic at November 06, 2019 09:42 AM (wzVKm)


Can't be. IKEA sold chairs never look that good assembled.....

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 09:44 AM (gmo/4)

52 Come to the light side!

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 06, 2019 09:44 AM (9g3um)

53 Yes. Thank you. I think that's the first one that I read every word.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 09:41 AM (el8j3)


I know nothing about art - and am pretty much unable to learn anything about it. The words don't "stick", if that makes any sense.

But I read Kris more than anyone else on the subject. She makes it understandable, as much as I'm gonna'.

Posted by: Mr. Misogyny at November 06, 2019 09:44 AM (SB5Q1)

54 A House divided.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 09:45 AM (hLRSq)

55 The wolf is just to the left of Brutus' knee, very difficult to spot. I wouldn't have known it was there had Kris not told us.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 06, 2019 09:45 AM (3Z6pZ)

56 I think the woman seated to the right with her face covered is a fan of kettlebells....or maybe just free weights in general.

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2019 09:45 AM (cF8AT)

57 Brutus looks like they came home just as he was starting to fire up some girl-girl pron on his laptop and preparing to rub one out

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 06, 2019 09:45 AM (FZYNt)

58 48 Great Khan academy video on above

https://tinyurl.com/y3qcctgj
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

The Khan Academy is a fantastic site. I highly recommend their art history videos. I really like the one on the Woman (Venus) of Willendorf.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:46 AM (OyyDO)

59 The right side of the painting looks like a mom trying to get her family together to take the family Christmas photo at the department store studio.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 09:46 AM (tL/BP)

60 @ JJ re: cat food cans

24 hr test of immersion in acetone was disappointing. the coating is definitely softened, but not dissolved.

I'ff not tried Goof Off or other such strippers.

The soak does result in less scrubbing needed, though.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 06, 2019 09:47 AM (di1hb)

61 *sips first cup of the day*

You have my sympathy, Bluebell. I moved from a district represented by the late, grating Elijah Cummings (D-ouche) to one represented by Elissa Slotkin (D), whose mere picture makes my mom hiss at the t.v. She has the background to seem like a moderate but has never voted along with PDT's agenda even though the majority of her constituents voted for Trump.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 09:47 AM (Dc2NZ)

62 Roman laptops were made of wax and had read-write capability.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 06, 2019 09:47 AM (3Z6pZ)

63 After seeing this I looked up the painter. No surprise he also painted the cornonation of Napoleon that hangs in the Louvre. Very interesting painting and huge. 10 meters wide by 6 meters high. I loved seeing this in person.

Posted by: Timon at November 06, 2019 09:47 AM (dKm4U)

64 The version in Wikipedia is brighter. I can see the dark side of the painting clearer. I have old eyes...

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 09:48 AM (gmo/4)

65 I think the woman seated to the right with her face covered is a fan of kettlebells....or maybe just free weights in general.
Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2019 09:45 AM (cF8AT)


I had no idea they had anabolic steroids back in the Roman era.

Posted by: Mr. Misogyny at November 06, 2019 09:49 AM (SB5Q1)

66 If'n I ever get to the Louvre, I'm skipping the Mona Lisa and parking myself in the David gallery. I really gotta see this and the Coronation of Josephine in person. Oh, and the Nike of Samothrace.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

67 I enjoyed CBD's take on this piece of art. I learned quit a bit.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 06, 2019 09:49 AM (jUVms)

68 Brutus and Bluto were actually different characters.

When they started doing animated shorts again in the 50s, nobody was sure who had the copyright on Bluto, so they created Brutus, a similar but distinct look-alike.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 06, 2019 09:50 AM (qV3Xe)

69 After seeing this I looked up the painter. No surprise he also painted the cornonation of Napoleon that hangs in the Louvre. Very interesting painting and huge. 10 meters wide by 6 meters high. I loved seeing this in person.
Posted by: Timon at November 06, 2019 09:47 AM (dKm4U)

And then you can stroll over to the Mona Lisa which is only 2'6" x 1'9".

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 09:50 AM (tL/BP)

70 And then you can stroll over to the Mona Lisa which is only 2'6" x 1'9".

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 09:50 AM (tL/BP)

Lisa was a small woman...

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 09:51 AM (gmo/4)

71 Kris, do you know where this painting is hung?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 09:51 AM (LISuA)

72 nope

no Honthorst

no Hedy

BS

Posted by: REDACTED at November 06, 2019 09:51 AM (rpxSz)

73 67 I enjoyed CBD's take on this piece of art. I learned quit a bit.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 06, 2019 09:49 AM (jUVms)

Pssst....it's Kris.

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2019 09:51 AM (cF8AT)

74 I'm anxiously awaiting Muldoon's pun utilizing
Et Tu.


*****

Hmmm


Office Meeting Head Count - a limerick

What's Julius Caesar to do?
When the doughnuts don't feed the whole crew
When the counting was done
Every body had one
Except Brutus! That bastidge et two!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 06, 2019 09:52 AM (m45I2)

75 With all those robes, did they use Febreze back then?

Posted by: dantesed at November 06, 2019 09:52 AM (88xKn)

76 And then you can stroll over to the Mona Lisa which is only 2'6" x 1'9".

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 09:50 AM (tL/BP)
I was there a while ago and fortunately I am tall so I could see over the 9000 japanese tourists in front of me. The Mona Lisa is tiny and a disappointment in person.

Posted by: Timon at November 06, 2019 09:52 AM (dKm4U)

77 58 48 Great Khan academy video on above

https://tinyurl.com/y3qcctgj
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

The Khan Academy is a fantastic site. I highly recommend their art history videos. I really like the one on the Woman (Venus) of Willendorf.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:46 AM (OyyDO)

I never studies art or art history so when you post I take a few minutes to pound some new ideas into this tired old brain.

Side Story:
Daughter is a UT taking art history as a history major so it was not a goof off class. So she prints mini pics (4x6) of about 250 works of art and glues to back of 4x6 cards. Other sides has all the facts, artist, etc to study. So a buddy likes them and wants a set which my daughter makes a second set. They make the only 2 As.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (JFO2v)

78 Needs more 'Happy Trees'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (cqNba)

79 Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

In my French I class, we worked the whole hour once on pronouncing "Louvre" correctly.

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (X/Pw5)

80 Hey Timon....


Hows things?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (cqNba)

81 The Mona Lisa was de Vinci's fapping prop.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (yRAFu)

82 Zoomed in, Brutus looks like Hugh Jackman.

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (9g3um)

83 The version in Wikipedia is brighter.


And bigger. The wolf is the Remus and Romulus wolf.

And you can see the little girl's hand pressing into Mrs. Brutus' breast very realistically. The flesh yields.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at link in nic at November 06, 2019 09:54 AM (wzVKm)

84 London's National Portrait Gallery is closing for three (!?) years for renovations. Considering that it's basically a series of large rooms with portraits on the walls one has to wonder why the closure is so long.

Sucks because Big Ben/Elizabeth Tower is currently hidden beneath scaffolding for refurbishment.

I try to avoid too much touristy stuff when visiting London but....

Posted by: Patchy at November 06, 2019 09:54 AM (WZnsh)

85 71 Kris, do you know where this painting is hung?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 09:51 AM (LISuA)

In a museum!

or see Khan link above.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 09:54 AM (JFO2v)

86 It is artistically snowing here today and tomorrow. Cold too. Single digits above zero in a couple days. Kinda early for that crap.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 06, 2019 09:54 AM (sjdRT)

87 Ahh- Just as I was typing my question I see you said (in @66) it is in the Louvre. Thank you.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 09:54 AM (LISuA)

88 @ JJ re: cat food cans

24 hr test of immersion in acetone was disappointing. the coating is definitely softened, but not dissolved.

I'ff not tried Goof Off or other such strippers.

The soak does result in less scrubbing needed, though.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf


Link to a forum where they discuss removing the bpa liner from aluminum cans because the person needs it for an art project:

https://bit.ly/2NKT3BZ

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 09:54 AM (el8j3)

89 Not a Kinkade.

Posted by: Galil at November 06, 2019 09:55 AM (Pzzpr)

90 10' x 13'? He must have had an assistant just to keep his palettes loaded.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 09:55 AM (DCYln)

91 In my French I class, we worked the whole hour once on pronouncing "Louvre" correctly.

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (X/Pw5)



It's kinda like 'Favre', only with less green.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 06, 2019 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

92 Kris, do you know where this painting is hung?
Posted by: Huck Follywood


On a wall.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 09:55 AM (el8j3)

93 For all its technical skill, my first impression of the painting is: melodrama. The lighted area, of course, draws the viewer first and it makes me think of a magazine illustration about a Victorian stage play. As melodrama, I find the emotional aspects less than convincing and more staged.

Then I see the dark area with the true pain of the moment playing out in the figure of Brutus. He is alone in the dark of his home and pain. The women can support and comfort each other. There is nothing like that for him. It is far more poignant than the lighted area.

As a Virginian, I am not in the mood today to put 'the state' over the individual after yesterday's elections. But I can see the power of David's image, especially after the chaos and blood from the mobs of the French Revolution.

I wish I could add some wise commentary to Kris' analysis of the art. Alas, she was too thorough and correct.

Posted by: JTB at November 06, 2019 09:55 AM (bmdz3)

94 I'm gonna be that person and say that while David was technically proficient, his paintings to me look stiff and unappealing propaganda.

And yes I saw them at the Loooovvvvrrrre.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 09:56 AM (Dc2NZ)

95 Hey Timon....


Hows things?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice



Hakuna Matada Puumba!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 09:56 AM (el8j3)

96 Trump was right, there was so much winning I got sick of it. Time for losing!

Posted by: Beshear be near at November 06, 2019 09:56 AM (L1paW)

97 78 Needs more 'Happy Trees'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (cqNba)


I don't think any amount of happy trees would heal the gloom of that house.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 09:56 AM (hLRSq)

98 89 Not a Kinkade.
Posted by: Galil at November 06, 2019 09:55 AM (Pzzpr)

Kinkades are just posters with a dash of whiteout.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 09:57 AM (JFO2v)

99 It's kinda like 'Favre', only with less green.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 06, 2019 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

With a Mississippi accent?

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 09:57 AM (X/Pw5)

100 24 hr test of immersion in acetone was disappointing. the coating is definitely softened, but not dissolved.

That's how acetone always worked for me, albeit in a different application. It just softens stuff (and it smells bad).

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 09:58 AM (NpvYf)

101 With a Mississippi accent?

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 09:57 AM (X/Pw5)


That be him.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 06, 2019 09:58 AM (lwiT4)

102 Bob Ross in a box.


https://bit.ly/2pOn7V5

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 09:58 AM (cqNba)

103 71 Kris, do you know where this painting is hung?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 09:51 AM (LISuA)

All Davids, except the "Marat" are in the Louvre.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:59 AM (OyyDO)

104 55 The wolf is just to the left of Brutus' knee, very difficult to spot. I wouldn't have known it was there had Kris not told us.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 06, 2019


*
*

Now that I look closely, I . . . still can't see it. There's something faint and grayish there, but that's all I can get.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 09:59 AM (Ejm1K)

105 Splendid use of light in this.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:00 AM (I2dne)

106 Now that I look closely, I . . . still can't see it. There's something faint and grayish there, but that's all I can get.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius>>
Check the Wikipedia version. Much lighter

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 06, 2019 10:00 AM (9g3um)

107 Nice painting but it would have been more cheery if it was titled; Wife telling Roman medics to bring their drunk asses over here after an all night toga party.

Posted by: JROD at November 06, 2019 10:00 AM (lULct)

108 Side Story:
Daughter is a UT taking art history as a history major so it was not a goof off class. So she prints mini pics (4x6) of about 250 works of art and glues to back of 4x6 cards. Other sides has all the facts, artist, etc to study. So a buddy likes them and wants a set which my daughter makes a second set. They make the only 2 As.
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (JFO2v)

Art History and History are great classes to take the same semester, especially if they cove the same eras. The information of one reinforces the other. You also get visuals of the historical events, and/or an idea of how those events effected culture. They make each other more relateble.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:01 AM (OyyDO)

109 108 Art History and History are great classes to take the same semester, especially if they cove the same eras. The information of one reinforces the other. You also get visuals of the historical events, and/or an idea of how those events effected culture. They make each other more relateble.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:01 AM (OyyDO)

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Tangent:

One of my college history professors, Bud Robertson just died.

He was one of the foremost authorities on the Civil War and had written a fantastic biography of Stonewall Jackson. His year long Civil War class at Virginia Tech was great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:03 AM (q80AH)

110 Yes, the Wiki version is brighter. Now I see that the wolf and the twins is a bas-relief just to the left of Brutus.

And that one of the lictors looks just like David Schwimmer of Friends!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:03 AM (Ejm1K)

111 I'm gonna be that person and say that while David was technically
proficient, his paintings to me look stiff and unappealing propaganda.



Thanks for going first. He did indeed produce leftist propaganda. Literally for the original LEFT. The "neoclassicism" of it was intended to link the left's "democracy" and "republic" to the ancient versions. Of course, as we all know they aren't at all alike in practice. Yeah, overthrowing a monarchy is that in theory but propagandizing your Terror and territorial expansion as being the same as the first forages into self-rule in ancient greece and republican Rome is false.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 06, 2019 10:04 AM (nRWPy)

112 Then I see the dark area with the true pain of the moment playing out in the figure of Brutus. He is alone in the dark of his home and pain. The women can support and comfort each other. There is nothing like that for him. It is far more poignant than the lighted area.

****
This.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

113 The painting is fascinating, Kris. And so is your overview. Thank you.

Posted by: creeper at November 06, 2019 10:05 AM (gIa2V)

114 A wounded Google will be a mad Google.

Posted by: klaftern at November 06, 2019 10:05 AM (RuIsu)

115 Link to a forum where they discuss removing the bpa liner from aluminum cans because the person needs it for an art project:

https://bit.ly/2NKT3BZ
Posted by: rickb223


That is a good find.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:05 AM (Ydn2k)

116 On the whole, I do not like David. there are a couple of portraits that show a complete departure from the look, but his political stuff presages Soviet Realism and Soviet Propaganda Wall Posters in how the figures are not individuals, but cutout placed as structure and patterns. Even the expressions are mostly muted and the faces placid in the face of huge events.

Goya's figures were people who suffered. Velazquez' figures were actual people.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 06, 2019 10:05 AM (1glZx)

117 oh yes the colors on the Wiki copy of this picture are much, much brighter. I can even make out the colors on the clothing of Roma Victoria.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 10:06 AM (Kpl3J)

118 Daughter is a UT taking art history as a history major so it was not a goof off class. So she prints mini pics (4x6) of about 250 works of art and glues to back of 4x6 cards. Other sides has all the facts, artist, etc to study. So a buddy likes them and wants a set which my daughter makes a second set. They make the only 2 As.
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 09:53 AM (JFO2v)
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Good for your daughter actually studying while in school. I hope she isn't being poisoned by her professors.

Flash cards work, at least for me. I made flash cards constantly when I was in college. Just making them helps, since you write it out and have to process the data. Studying them helps more.

I also did this with note-taking: on paper in class, then type them up on my PC in the evenings. Time-consuming and tedious but it forced me to learn the material.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:06 AM (I2dne)

119 Incredibly moving painting.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:07 AM (DU2N9)

120 Trump nazism is no longer selling in Kentucky.
Posted by: Lock .....
++++++++++++++++
Unless you look down-ballot. We get enough of this crap on every single channel. Take your tired old crap elsewhere.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:08 AM (I2dne)

121 The mouth-breathers have shown up.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 06, 2019 10:08 AM (3Z6pZ)

122 He was one of the foremost authorities on the Civil War and had written a fantastic biography of Stonewall Jackson.


Just checked, it's available on Amazon.

Posted by: dantesed at November 06, 2019 10:08 AM (88xKn)

123 114 A wounded Google will be a mad Google.
Posted by: klaftern at November 06, 2019


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There's nothing more dangerous than a wounded Twitter.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:08 AM (Ejm1K)

124 Who dragged the dead, decaying pig in here?

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (DU2N9)

125 124 He was one of the foremost authorities on the Civil War and had written a fantastic biography of Stonewall Jackson.


Just checked, it's available on Amazon.
Posted by: dantesed at November 06, 2019 10:08 AM (88xKn)

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Yeah, I'm glad it's still in print. I've read it and it almost moved me to tears by the end.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (q80AH)

126 The only thing worse than an Art Thread troll is a Pet Thread Troll.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (Dc2NZ)

127 66 If'n I ever get to the Louvre, I'm skipping the Mona Lisa and parking myself in the David gallery. I really gotta see this and the Coronation of Josephine in person. Oh, and the Nike of Samothrace.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

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Go to the medieval statuary or the statuary in general and let the genius wash over you.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (jUVms)

128 Even inbred toothless hillbillies have rejected your messiah.



Stereotype much?

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (X/Pw5)

129 Yeah, well, it isn't art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (CPk08)

130 120 Trump nazism is no longer selling in Kentucky.
Posted by: Lock The Orange Criminal Up at November 06, 2019 10:07 AM
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And, your political insight on the New AG there?

Posted by: socalcon at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (Roy2Z)

131 The only thing worse than an Art Thread troll is a Pet Thread Troll.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (Dc2NZ)
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I wonder if we could create a troll singularity by featuring "Dogs Playing Poker" on an Art Thread...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (I2dne)

132 A wounded Google will be a mad Google.
Posted by: klaftern at November 06, 2019

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There's nothing more dangerous than a wounded Twitter.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:08 AM (Ejm1K)
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That's why you use the double-barreled Express.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 06, 2019 10:10 AM (3Z6pZ)

133 How can you tell that statue is Roma Victoria? It is just a black shape in the outline of a seated figure. That could be Minerva for all I know.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:10 AM (U9f86)

134 I wonder if we could create a troll singularity by featuring "Dogs Playing Poker" on an Art Thread...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (I2dne)
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Cats Playing Canasta.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

135 66 If'n I ever get to the Louvre, I'm skipping the Mona Lisa and parking
myself in the ...
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:49 AM (OyyDO)


Completely agree. Hoping to get there next year. I can park myself in any number of galleries there and skip the 3+ hour line to see one painting that I've seen a million times in High Def.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:10 AM (DU2N9)

136 All Davids, except the "Marat" are in the Louvre.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 09:59 AM (OyyDO)

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Not all Davids.

For example, this Horde-Approved painting is in the fantastic Cleveland Museum of Art. IIRC, you live in Buffalo so Cleveland isn't such a long drive for you. Great painting, up close.


https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1962.37

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:10 AM (LISuA)

137 I shot a Google with a .22 once, and that just pissed it off.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (1XNk8)

138 I wish these trolls would learn how to write complete sentences. Hard to do that, I guess, when they're sucking on their juice boxes in Mom's basement.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (Ejm1K)

139 138 Completely agree. Hoping to get there next year. I can park myself in any number of galleries there and skip the 3+ hour line to see one painting that I've seen a million times in High Def.
Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:10 AM (DU2N9)

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And you can't get very close to anyway. And is much smaller than you realize. And is behind glass so it screws up the pointless photo you try to take.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (q80AH)

140 Stereotype much?

He was in the election thread last night after LL disappeared. Seems like a child.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (Ydn2k)

141 Messiah?

That's how they framed the arrival of JugEars.

Posted by: socalcon at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (Roy2Z)

142 >>>Trump nazism is no longer selling in Kentucky.
Posted by: Lock The Orange Criminal Up

What was the price?

Posted by: Beshear be near at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (L1paW)

143 I tried unsuccessfully to find a Roma Victoria statue that fit that silhouette.

It almost looks Egyptian to me.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (Dc2NZ)

144 116 On the whole, I do not like David. there are a couple of portraits that show a complete departure from the look, but his political stuff presages Soviet Realism and Soviet Propaganda Wall Posters in how the figures are not individuals, but cutout placed as structure and patterns. Even the expressions are mostly muted and the faces placid in the face of huge events.

Goya's figures were people who suffered. Velazquez' figures were actual people.
Posted by: Kindltot at November 06, 2019 10:05 AM (1glZx)

David is a very polarizing artist. I love his work but despise the man.

There's a great scene in the movie "Amadeus" where Mozart has to defend "Figaro" to the Emperor and his Yesmen. This would have been about the same time as David's mature phase, but David would have been on the side of the Yesmen. David's work looks unnatural because he isn't trying to paint real life, he is trying to improve it by depicting great men overcoming difficult situations for the betterment of society.

There's a reason Neoclassicism became the go-to style for Socialist Realism.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (OyyDO)

145 Good morning, artfagz

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (NWiLs)

146 Don't feed the trolls. Don't quote the trolls. Don't copy the trolls nic or hash.

Makes clean-up much harder on the COBs.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:12 AM (DU2N9)

147 121
Even inbred toothless hillbillies have rejected your messiah.

Posted by: Lock The Orange Criminal Up at November 06, 2019 10:08 AM (jpkgC)

One must defer to your first hand knowledge of toothless hillbillies, but you shouldn't be quite so publicly contemptuous of your mother, sister and wife (but I repeat myself). It isn't seemly.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2019 10:12 AM (CPk08)

148 140 I shot a Google with a .22 once, and that just pissed it off.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 06, 2019


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Watch out for Micros*ft Word. It'll turn on ya.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:12 AM (Ejm1K)

149 I wish these trolls would learn how to write complete sentences. Hard to do that, I guess, when they're sucking on their juice boxes in Mom's basement.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (Ejm1K)
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I think the troll farm opened their reserves for us today. This guy's tortured language looks more native to me than our usual fare. Semi-literate, but maybe native. Looks like they're paying the big bucks for domestic trolls this morning. That may be a good sign.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:12 AM (I2dne)

150 150 Don't feed the trolls. Don't quote the trolls. Don't copy the trolls nic or hash.

Makes clean-up much harder on the COBs.
Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:12 AM (DU2N9)

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And if you don't engage, they get bored and go away.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:12 AM (q80AH)

151 I also did this with note-taking: on paper in class, then type them up on my PC in the evenings. Time-consuming and tedious but it forced me to learn the material.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:06 AM (I2dne)


Yep - I did that in law school. First notes from the casebook, then in class notes, then type it all up. I was also about three weeks ahead with the reading so that I was studying for finals a couple of weeks before classes ended.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 10:12 AM (hLRSq)

152 And you can see the little girl's hand pressing into Mrs. Brutus' breast very realistically. The flesh yields.
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They're real and they're spectacular!

Posted by: gaius ierry seinfeld at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (Dh1wo)

153 https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1962.37
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That's very naughty!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

154 Any responsible curriculum will teach literature, art history, music history and history concurrently in high school. I guess that doesn't happen everywhere. It's impossible to understand art or music unless you understand the events from which they sprang.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (nRWPy)

155 141 I wish these trolls would learn how to write complete sentences. Hard to do that, I guess, when they're sucking on their juice boxes in Mom's basement.


That's not juice boxes they're sucking on.

Posted by: dantesed at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (88xKn)

156 *waves to Eris*

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (U9f86)

157 Don't think I'm not paying attention!

The Freud retrospective is almost ready.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (wYseH)

158 I will give you twelve quatloos for the Trump Kentucky Nazism.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (1XNk8)

159 Yeah, I'm glad it's still in print. I've read it and it almost moved me to tears by the end.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:09 AM (q80AH)

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And it will be on my porch tomorrow!


Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (IttZ7)

160 You leftist dirtbag trolls are all the same. Nothing but barely comprehensible foul-mouthed name calling.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (uGHnY)

161 150 Don't feed the trolls. Don't quote the trolls. Don't copy the trolls nic or hash.

Makes clean-up much harder on the COBs.
Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019


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Does insulting said troll without directly answering it constitute feeding?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (Ejm1K)

162 Khaaaaan!!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (Dh1wo)

163 Looks like they're paying the big bucks for domestic trolls this morning. That may be a good sign.
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The Trump Effect!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

164 LOLGF

https://tinyurl.com/y3hmlcse

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (y7DUB)

165 No skipping in the Louvre. Moose, etc.

Posted by: klaftern at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (RuIsu)

166 Look! There's Winona Ryder!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (el8j3)

167 164 And it will be on my porch tomorrow!


Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (IttZ7)

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Good!

Robertson's storytelling around Jackson's teaching history is pretty amusing. Apparently, Jackson was an awful, awful teacher and he never bothered trying to make his class any easier for his students.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (q80AH)

168 Does insulting said troll without directly answering it constitute feeding?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (Ejm1K)

(checks imaginary copy of the AoSHQ Style Guide)
Sometimes.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (DU2N9)

169 145 Messiah?

That's how they framed the arrival of JugEars.

Posted by: socalcon at November 06, 2019 10:11 AM (Roy2Z)


Halos and everything.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (hLRSq)

170 Oooh, a new hoplophobic troll!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (IttZ7)

171 Cupid has that smirk of the kid who just boinked the prom queen.

Psyche is going, "eh"

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (U9f86)

172
Oy,wots going on in that polling booth. Stuffing her ballots?

Posted by: saf at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (5IHGB)

173 As melodrama, I find the emotional aspects less than convincing and more staged.

Yes, it seems corny. Amazing work, but don't hit me over the head with it.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (NAs56)

174 And if you don't engage, they get bored and go away.

Yeah, because they don't get the sexual thrill from the opprobrium. Ignore them and it's the equivalent of showing someone a picture of naked Hillary, or even dressed in a mumu Hillary.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (nRWPy)

175 (jpkgC)

I don't think that's LL, this is probably more of a Jonah Goldberg or Noah Rothman type of troll.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (Kpl3J)

176 Did you know there are three, THREE!, Moby Dick House of Kabobs in the DC area? WTF? How do you mix Moby Dick with Kabobs? Are these guys Zoroastrians?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (yRAFu)

177 Not all Davids.

For example, this Horde-Approved painting is in the fantastic Cleveland Museum of Art. IIRC, you live in Buffalo so Cleveland isn't such a long drive for you. Great painting, up close.


https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1962.37
Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:10 AM (LISuA)

Whoops. I stand corrected, and of course I forgot the portrait in my own home-town gallery too that I've seen countless times myself. Pfft.

Many, many Davids are in the Louvre.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (OyyDO)

178 Some killer detail in that painting. I like the little footrest platform extension things on the chairs, which would be a really good idea with all the frigging marble and tile floors they had.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (9Om/r)

179 171 Look! There's Winona Ryder!

I used to love poking BSG by pointing out that even at her best, Wynona wasn't all that hot.

So, just in case it's him/it: WYNONA WAS NEVER ALL THAT HOT.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (1XNk8)

180 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Not familiar with this artist. Powerful work. Thanxs for sharing.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (axyOa)

181 https://tinyurl.com/y3hmlcse

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (y7DUB)

Wow - that's some weapons-grade level projection from the cuck, isn't it.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (DU2N9)

182 163 Looks like they're paying the big bucks for domestic trolls this morning. That may be a good sign.
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The Trump Effect!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

They're really not sending their best. It's a bigger waste of money than Tom Steyer's campaign.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (N4xQB)

183 On AllahPundit as compared to the handful of remaining commenters at HotAir:
@Patterico
12m
He is the best writer on the Web. Period. I'd call it pearls before swine, but calling those chucklehead commenters "swine" gives them too much credit.


The mind boggles.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:16 AM (I2dne)

184 164 LOLGF

https://tinyurl.com/y3hmlcse
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (y7DUB)

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So, Patterico thinks Allahpundit is the best writer on the Internet, huh?

I'll admit, I think Allahpundit can be funny from time to time, but his predictions about the fall of the Trump administration due to Russian Collusion being all kinds of wrong sort of makes him a lesser political commentator than those who predicted it wouldn't play out that way, right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:16 AM (q80AH)

185 176
Did you know there are three, THREE!, Moby Dick House of Kabobs in the
DC area? WTF? How do you mix Moby Dick with Kabobs? Are these guys
Zoroastrians?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (yRAFu)

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Skewers == harpoons?


Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 06, 2019 10:16 AM (IttZ7)

186 That's very naughty!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

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C'mon Eris, admit it! I know you just love the very happy look on both faces!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:17 AM (LISuA)

187 Hi Anna!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:17 AM (Dc2NZ)

188 Allahpander isn't even the best writer on his piece of crap site.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 06, 2019 10:17 AM (1XNk8)

189 181 https://tinyurl.com/y3hmlcse

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:14 AM (y7DUB)

Wow - that's some weapons-grade level projection from the cuck, isn't it.
Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (DU2N9)

It's astounding how low Patterico has gone. No longer even tries to hide how much he hates us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 10:17 AM (Kpl3J)

190 Le BOOM!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 10:17 AM (cqNba)

191 179 171 Look! There's Winona Ryder!

I used to love poking BSG by pointing out that even at her best, Wynona wasn't all that hot.

So, just in case it's him/it: WYNONA WAS NEVER ALL THAT HOT.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (1XNk

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I thought the same then I finally saw Heathers, and I was all, "Yeah, I get it now."

And then I watch Alien: Resurrection and I was all, "That's a small boy, oh, wait..."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:17 AM (q80AH)

192 That's very naughty!

Posted by: All Hail Eris>>
Yes, Cupid looks very satisfied with himself.

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 06, 2019 10:18 AM (9g3um)

193 I used to have some respect for Patterico, but it looks like his transformation to Charles Johnson of LGF is complete.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at November 06, 2019 10:18 AM (uGHnY)

194
I thought the same then I finally saw Heathers, and I was all, "Yeah, I get it now."

And then I watch Alien: Resurrection and I was all, "That's a small boy, oh, wait..."

I thought Reality Bites was the height of her babeitude myself. Heathers too.

Still, not all that hot.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 06, 2019 10:18 AM (1XNk8)

195 It's astounding how low Patterico has gone. No longer even tries to hide how much he hates us.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 10:17 AM (Kpl3J)
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I deserve it. I rejected him in favor of someone else's ideas. I brought this on myself. REPENT! REPENT! REPENT!

:: flagellates ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:18 AM (I2dne)

196 Wow - that's some weapons-grade level projection from the cuck, isn't it.
Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (DU2N9)


He's seriously mentally ill in addition to working with a bunch of fellow retards who thought having OJ put on the glove was a really really smart idea.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:18 AM (y7DUB)

197 Hey Timon....





Hows things?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

All good here. One in college and one going next year. May move to the other side of the reservoir soon.

Posted by: Timon at November 06, 2019 10:18 AM (dKm4U)

198 183 On AllahPundit as compared to the handful of remaining commenters at HotAir:
@Patterico
12m
He is the best writer on the Web. Period. I'd call it pearls before swine, but calling those chucklehead commenters "swine" gives them too much credit.

The mind boggles.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019


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I struggle to recall one thing AP ever wrote, even back in the days when I visited there every other day or so and before he went NeverTrumper. Ace, on the other hand, comes up with neat bons mots all the time (see "drunken dollymop" from the Katie Hill scandal days), expert sarcasm, and the famous Kaboom! post.

Ace for writing awards, all the way.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)

199 C'mon Eris, admit it! I know you just love the very happy look on both faces!
Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:17 AM (LISuA)
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It looks like David sketched the male model pulling an Al Franken.

I laughed.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:19 AM (Dc2NZ)

200 I'll admit, I think Allahpundit can be funny from
time to time, but his predictions about the fall of the Trump
administration due to Russian Collusion being all kinds of wrong sort of
makes him a lesser political commentator than those who predicted it
wouldn't play out that way, right?

Posted by: TJM
AP falls into the same trap as nearly all his fellow-travelers in the media these days - he lets his wanting something to be true so badly it hurts get in the way of sound reason. Anyone, literally fucking anyone, with a moderately-functioning brain could see the Russia Collusion nonsense was a made-up hoax from the get-go. Some actual journalists figured it out right away and said so.

AP is just one of the crowd who couldn't/wouldn't.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:19 AM (DU2N9)

201 Yes, Cupid looks very satisfied with himself.
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I would guess his satisfaction is more from Psyche.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (LISuA)

202 Eris, how are things in your new digs?

Still sorting out the books or finished that.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (U9f86)

203 Ace for writing awards, all the way.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)
+++++++++++
No question. His nicknames are the tops, too. "Butterball Powerbottom" is good for a guffaw every time. I chuckled just typing it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (I2dne)

204 Allah was always a pindicked nitwit. I noticed that early.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (nRWPy)

205 133 How can you tell that statue is Roma Victoria? It is just a black shape in the outline of a seated figure. That could be Minerva for all I know.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:10 AM (U9f86)

On her base is an image of the she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus. That is the very symbol of Rome. I believe it is still used today. It's Roma Victoria because she is enthroned and holds a miniature Victory.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (OyyDO)

206
I thought Reality Bites was the height of her babeitude myself. Heathers too.

Still, not all that hot.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 06, 2019


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Super-cute Winona was. But not hot in the young Brigitte Bardot/young Raquel Welch way.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (Ejm1K)

207 The mind boggles.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:16 AM (I2dne)


It is always advisable to insult the clientele, you know, the people who's clicks provide the ad revenue.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (hLRSq)

208 Well, may Patterico enjoy the vast profits Jharles Chonson has seen since....oh fk it, I can't go on without laughing. The Jharles begging bowl has been stuck at less than half his goal for half a decade, and most of those "donations" are fakes from Jharles himself. If he hadn't inherited his mother's money, which allows him to live in his gated community BEHIND A WALL, the corpulent creep would be living in a Wal-Mart dumpster.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (1XNk8)

209 200 AP falls into the same trap as nearly all his fellow-travelers in the media these days - he lets his wanting something to be true so badly it hurts get in the way of sound reason. Anyone, literally fucking anyone, with a moderately-functioning brain could see the Russia Collusion nonsense was a made-up hoax from the get-go. Some actual journalists figured it out right away and said so.

AP is just one of the crowd who couldn't/wouldn't.
Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:19 AM (DU2N9)

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But, you see, he makes fun of conservative voters and prays for the failure of a Republican president and the rise of a progressive alternative which makes him more conservative than you. Also a great writer, apparently.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:21 AM (q80AH)

210 AP is just one of the crowd who couldn't/wouldn't.
Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:19 AM (DU2N9)

I think APs homosexuality got in the way of reasoning.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 10:21 AM (tL/BP)

211 Self vs. State
Man vs. Rule of Law

Both of these ideas are in this painting.

The State, Rome as a Republic is a new idea and has thrown out the kings. Self, or Brutus and his family just made a great sacrifice.

The Rule of Law should come down equally hard on politicians and citizens. In this case, Brutus the Man, submitted to the Law.

We now live in a society where Self (determination, control, etc) only matters for politicians and other privileged. The State is now the mind of the population and Self has been relegated to a few specific areas such as sex and drugs whereas people willingly give up many other rights for these simple indulgences.

Rule of Law really only applies to working, middle class, citizens. Illegal aliens, grifters, neer do wells, and the privileged skate along just outside the rules as a super-citizen class protected by the State.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:21 AM (JFO2v)

212 Still sorting out the books or finished that.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (U9f86)
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It's going well, thanks. I'm slowly getting things in order.

Slo-o-o-owly.

I'm feeling lazy today.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:21 AM (Dc2NZ)

213 It's Roma Victoria because she is enthroned and holds a miniature Victory.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019


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Roma Victoria's hair looks like she just had it "styled" by a hairdresser with long glitter nails.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:21 AM (Ejm1K)

214 I thought the same then I finally saw Heathers, and I was all, "Yeah, I get it now."

And then I watch Alien: Resurrection and I was all, "That's a small boy, oh, wait..."

I thought Reality Bites was the height of her babeitude myself. Heathers too.

Still, not all that hot.
Posted by: Guy Smiley


Beetlejuice - Teenager
Nothing
Nothing
Nothing
Stranger Things - Whoa shit!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 10:21 AM (el8j3)

215 178 Some killer detail in that painting. I like the little footrest platform extension things on the chairs, which would be a really good idea with all the frigging marble and tile floors they had.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 10:15 AM (9Om/r)

I have seen an entire essay written on just the basket of sewing stuff on the table.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:22 AM (OyyDO)

216 That's very naughty!

He has an Alfred E. Neumann look about him. (or Joe Biden)

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:22 AM (98WNR)

217 And the other side to Patterico's whining about the commenters at Hot Air:

If even Hot Air is filled with people who think that defending Trump against baseless attacks is better than giving oxygen to baseless attacks, what does that say about the conservative electorate?

Closer to Patterico or Ace?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:22 AM (q80AH)

218 Kirs,

I am verging on Young Frankenstein territory. Where she-wolf? I am just looking at the image you present without porting it over to Photoshop to lighten. And it is all a dark splotch there.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:22 AM (U9f86)

219 I never regularly went to HotAir because Allahpundit was meh.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 06, 2019 10:22 AM (jUVms)

220 I did a double take when I first saw she was playing Spock's mom in NuTrek

Posted by: astronaut achmed at November 06, 2019 10:23 AM (0PGua)

221 Oh look, another one.

Nice surface-level analysis of the MS GOV race. Now do down-ballot. We'll wait. Or not. Whatev.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:23 AM (DU2N9)

222 Rule of Law really only applies to working, middle class, citizens. Illegal aliens, grifters, neer do wells, and the privileged skate along just outside the rules as a super-citizen class protected by the State.
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:21 AM (JFO2v)
+++++++++++++
https://youtu.be/WMqReTJkjjg?t=132

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:23 AM (I2dne)

223 208 Whats signifant in MS turnout.

2015. R 66% 476,697
D 32% 231,643

2019. R 52% 443,067
D 47% 394,177

R - down 33,630 votes
D + up 162,534 votes

Trump won by 18% 2016
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See what three years of Manhattan Media bombardment can do? Goebbels was a really smart guy.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 10:23 AM (yRAFu)

224
I struggle to recall one thing AP ever wrote,
even back in the days when I visited there every other day or so and
before he went NeverTrumper. Ace, on the other hand, comes up with neat
bons mots all the time (see "drunken dollymop" from the Katie Hill scandal days), expert sarcasm, and the famous Kaboom! post.



Ace for writing awards, all the way.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)

Back in the day (2003 or so) he was funny as hell. His Jihadis meeting Nazis in the afterlife was pretty good satire. Not for a while though.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 06, 2019 10:23 AM (CPk08)

225 Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:21 AM (JFO2v)

well-said

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (G546f)

226 It's no Acme Residential Housepainters.

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (Ndje9)

227 And yes I saw them at the Loooovvvvrrrre.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

So, it rhymes with Hoooooooooooooverrrrrrr ?

The vacuum cleanerrrrrrrrrr ?

Posted by: JT at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (arJlL)

228 You would think Moo Moo would get the after he got banned as both Moo Moo and LL that his crap isn't wanted here.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (8bFEc)

229 219 Kirs,

I am verging on Young Frankenstein territory. Where she-wolf? I am just looking at the image you present without porting it over to Photoshop to lighten. And it is all a dark splotch there.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:22 AM (U9f86)

Check out the lightened version on Wikipedia. You can see Roma and Brutus better there too.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (OyyDO)

230 219 Kirs,

I am verging on Young Frankenstein territory. Where she-wolf? I am just looking at the image you present without porting it over to Photoshop to lighten. And it is all a dark splotch there.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019


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Anna, I had the same problem until someone here steered me to Wikipedia. Search for the title of the painting. The image on WP is much clearer and lighter.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (Ejm1K)

231 >>>Rule of Law really only applies to working, middle class, citizens. Illegal aliens, grifters, neer do wells, and the privileged skate along just outside the rules as a super-citizen class protected by the State.

Worst grift is the disability scam.

Posted by: Beshear be near at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (L1paW)

232 If ever you get to the National Gallery in Washington they have a big David collection. They have so many they rarely display more than four or five at a time. Why don't museums sell or lend those famous works they aren't displaying to museums that will show them?


I think that's a shame. The more inter-museum displays, the better as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:25 AM (LISuA)

233 225 See what three years of Manhattan Media bombardment can do? Goebbels was a really smart guy.
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 10:23 AM (yRAFu)

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The comparison is nonsense in several ways.

These elections in odd years are effective special elections, much more driven by local concerns than national ones. How that's supposed to relate to a presidential election is curious, especially since the idea that off year elections are at all predictive of the next general election is such a thoroughly debunked idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:25 AM (q80AH)

234 You would think Moo Moo would get the after he got banned as both Moo Moo and LL that his crap isn't wanted here.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (8bFEc)

The shame is part of the kink.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:25 AM (DU2N9)

235 Now a poll troll....concern troll?

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 10:25 AM (X/Pw5)

236 Sean Davis Retweeted
Steve Guest @SteveGuest
19m
"The consulting firm, Washington-based Blue Star Strategies, used Hunter Biden's name in a request for a State Department meeting and then mentioned him again during the meeting as part of an effort to improve Burisma's image in Washington."

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:25 AM (BqBId)

237 238 Sean Davis Retweeted
Steve Guest @SteveGuest
19m
"The consulting firm, Washington-based Blue Star Strategies, used Hunter Biden's name in a request for a State Department meeting and then mentioned him again during the meeting as part of an effort to improve Burisma's image in Washington."
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:25 AM (BqBId)

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Well, the only remedy is to impeach Trump, obviously.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:26 AM (q80AH)

238 GOP should be most concerned about what happened in local elections in Chester, Delaware and Bucks County, PA last night. That is genuinely alarming if you know the voting history.
Posted by: minya at November 06, 2019 10:23 AM (nvyY7)

yup

I hope it boils down to conservatives not bothering to vote since no big races were on the ballot, still, ugh


Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 10:26 AM (G546f)

239 I saw his "Coronation of Napoleon" in the Louvre. It is huge, 33' x 20'. It's in the same room as thee Mona Lisa. Amazing.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at November 06, 2019 10:26 AM (3y/Go)

240 Worst grift is the disability scam.
Posted by: Beshear be near at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (L1paW)
+++++++++++++
A number of states have programs to encourage it. Actual people who help you get on disability by any means they can get away with.

Welfare is co-funded by the states. Disability is all federal. The states love shifting people from set of rolls to the other.

Disability fraud is a serious problem for so very many reasons.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:26 AM (I2dne)

241 *taps chin*

Minya - either the dorky clumsy no one really cared for baby Gojira. Or a place in Egypt that almost no one has heard about.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:26 AM (U9f86)

242 A wounded Google will be a mad Google.
Posted by: klaftern

is a wounded google a woogle ?

Posted by: JT at November 06, 2019 10:26 AM (arJlL)

243 My guess on Moby Dick House of Kabob - its Persian cuisine and they named it Moby Dick. Captain Ahab was a Zoroastrian and his whaling boat crew were all Parsees (Zoroastrians). Capt Ahab may be America's greatest fictional character and thus America's best known Zoroastrian. Just my guess. Given my affinity to Zoroastrians Imma gonna have to try this place.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 10:27 AM (yRAFu)

244 On Wiki the title is
The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 06, 2019 10:28 AM (9g3um)

245 234 If ever you get to the National Gallery in Washington they have a big David collection. They have so many they rarely display more than four or five at a time. Why don't museums sell or lend those famous works they aren't displaying to museums that will show them?


I think that's a shame. The more inter-museum displays, the better as far as I can tell.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:25 AM (LISuA)

Insurance. And it's high risk to ship an artwork, especially overseas. Also, some works have serious ownership issues, so they keep them out of sight/out of mind.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:28 AM (OyyDO)

246 Kris,
This is fascinating. Thank you.

Posted by: Filly at November 06, 2019 10:28 AM (aNmky)

247 I shot a Google with a .22 once, and that just pissed it off.

Posted by: Guy Smiley

Was it wearing your pajamas ?

Posted by: JT at November 06, 2019 10:28 AM (arJlL)

248 Please don't quote or respond to trolls. One name or other.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:28 AM (LISuA)

249 Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 10:26 AM (G546f)
******
BULLSHIT in Westmoreland County Pa. where I live the Reps. took over the county Commissioner spots, 2 R's Won & the 2 Incumbent D's came in 3rd & 4th The Incumbent R didn't run. so 2 R's beat 2 incumbent D's

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:28 AM (BqBId)

250 Fine art

Posted by: G marks the spot at November 06, 2019 10:29 AM (ZJ/ol)

251 233 >>>Rule of Law really only applies to working, middle class, citizens. Illegal aliens, grifters, neer do wells, and the privileged skate along just outside the rules as a super-citizen class protected by the State.

Worst grift is the disability scam.
Posted by: Beshear be near at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (L1paW)

SSDI has been destroyed. In 2013 SSA ran a $71 B deficit, much of the the disability side.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:29 AM (JFO2v)

252 Needs boobies.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 06, 2019 10:30 AM (88+cf)

253 247 On Wiki the title is
The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons
Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 06, 2019 10:28 AM (9g3um)

That's the shortened version. I call it "Brutus and the Lictors". The long title is what David called it and how it was displayed at its unveiling.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:30 AM (OyyDO)

254 These elections in odd years are effective special elections, much more driven by local concerns than national ones. How that's supposed to relate to a presidential election is curious, especially since the idea that off year elections are at all predictive of the next general election is such a thoroughly debunked idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:25 AM (q80AH)


And candidates have to win their own races - no one can win it for them.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 10:30 AM (hLRSq)

255 I am worried that Gov Wolf in PA has tampered with the vote counting machines - I'd heard they'd been upgraded but it looked the same in my rinky dink little precinct yesterday

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 10:30 AM (G546f)

256 Insurance. And it's high risk to ship an artwork, especially overseas.

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Did not consider those factors. I suppose insurance and art shipping are big factors, but, still, deaccession or loans should be better than putting stuff in the basement.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (LISuA)

257 What other stories are you sitting on, Amy Robach?

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (C78No)

258 How dare you question the integrity of the DOJ and law enforcement or the peons might begin to think even lowly Asst DAs are corrupt shits!!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (Dh1wo)

259 Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:28 AM (BqBId)


It's part of the overall shift in the electorate that's been long overdue for a while now. Upper-middle class, mostly white, Whine-Mom types who typically favored GOPe squishes (think suburban districts around DC, Philly, etc.) are going to their natural socialist home while working-class people are (more slowly than I'd like to see, but) moving to their more closely aligned nationalist home.

Doesn't help that many in the forming nationalist party are globalists.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (DU2N9)

260 The seven things you can't say on the innerwebz:

1. It's OK to be...
2. Epstein didn't...
3. Learn to cod....
4. Fake news..
5. Butterball power bottom
6. Jake Taper is wrong
7. Shadow banning doesn't happen

Posted by: Zombie George Carlin at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (ymnmz)

261 221
Josh Holmes
@HolmesJosh
Taking a step back from KY and looking at all the elections last night, GOP should be most concerned about what happened in local elections in Chester, Delaware and Bucks County, PA last night. That is genuinely alarming if you know the voting history.
Posted by: minya at November 06, 2019 10:23 AM (nvyY7)

At the risk of sounding like a lurking lurker concern troll, he's right. Pennsylvania has turned sharply left after 2016. Trump needs PA to win again in 2020.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

262 Rule of Law really only applies to working, middle class, citizens. Illegal aliens, grifters, neer do wells, and the privileged skate along just outside the rules as a super-citizen class protected by the State.

Worst grift is the disability scam.
Posted by: Beshear be near at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (L1paW)

I see it everyday. I have one WC claimant though that attempted to get SSDI and they turned him down multiple times. He is a partial paraplegic who requires catherization. The one person I have that actually should receive SSDI can't get it.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 10:32 AM (tL/BP)

263 So I see the poll trolls are here with the gnashing of teeth over last nights elections... It's all over now for trump....

Posted by: It's me donna at November 06, 2019 10:32 AM (6XlcD)

264 266 So I see the poll trolls are here with the gnashing of teeth over last nights elections... It's all over now for trump....
Posted by: It's me donna at November 06, 2019 10:32 AM (6XlcD)

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I'm not even gonna vote now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:32 AM (q80AH)

265 208 Whats signifant in MS turnout.

2015. R 66% 476,697
D 32% 231,643

2019. R 52% 443,067
D 47% 394,177

R - down 33,630 votes
D + up 162,534 votes

Trump won by 18% 2016
Posted by: minya at November 06, 2019 10:20 AM (nvyY7)

Once again, all politics are local, and each race is specific to the candidates. In Mississippi, you cannot escape the race factor in elections. 2015 was a race between a very popular white Governor, and a career black city machine politician. A whole lot of people who may not have been Republican still wouldn't show up and vote for the black guy.

Yesterday, Mississippi Dem's ran a white blue-dog type candidate against the white Republican, who was not running for re-election. Not a surprise that he got a whole lot more turnout.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 10:32 AM (Kpl3J)

266 Art History and History are great classes to take the same semester, especially if they cove the same eras. The information of one reinforces the other. You also get visuals of the historical events, and/or an idea of how those events effected culture. They make each other more relateble.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:01 AM (OyyDO)


I had a Music History prof that would mix the civil history into the music history, really sunk in. Then I had an undergrad prof that taught us the old danses of renaissance europe like galliard, pavan, gavotte, going up and down the hallways of the classroom building.

Posted by: Flyover at November 06, 2019 10:32 AM (Rbu5d)

267 Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (7HtZB)
******
See my post above

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:33 AM (BqBId)

268 Trump needs PA to win again in 2020.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

Actually, he can lose PA and MI, not pick-up a single state, and still have 270.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:33 AM (DU2N9)

269 Anyone got any figures on how Conan the Dog did nationally?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:34 AM (U9f86)

270 At the risk of sounding like a lurking lurker concern troll, he's right. Pennsylvania has turned sharply left after 2016. Trump needs PA to win again in 2020.
Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (7HtZB)
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He *might* need PA. I suspect he might be able to survive losing it, but am not sure - especially this far out. If he wins in '20, I suspect is will be a narrower electoral margin than he got in '16. The Dems are insanely motivated and there will be no half-assing on either campaigning or fraud in the Upper Midwest this time around.

Trump has a good message, a huge war chest and is doubling his ground game as compared to '16 and I just pray that it is enough. It might not be.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:34 AM (I2dne)

271 Well I've booked my ticket to Uganda next month. Thanks to procrastination I have a ridiculous flight, Calgary to Toronto to Addis Ababa and Addis Ababa to Entebbe.
A good chunk of my flight is with Ethiopian Airlines.
Oh well. This is as good a time as any to be reunited with Faye.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at November 06, 2019 10:34 AM (Uu+Jp)

272
I'm not even gonna vote now.

Me either... woe is me... it's all over

Posted by: It's me donna at November 06, 2019 10:34 AM (6XlcD)

273 266 So I see the poll trolls are here with the gnashing of teeth over last nights elections... It's all over now for trump....

Posted by: It's me donna at November 06, 2019 10:32 AM (6XlcD)


Meh. Next week they'll be back with another dose of F.U.D. It's all they have, really. No arguments or ideas at all, just the political equivalent of "Surrender Dorothy".

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 10:35 AM (hLRSq)

274 Kris,
Thanks for choosing this painting. I've seen a number of David's work but not this one. And your analysis gave me a starting point for my viewing. Much appreciated.

Posted by: JTB at November 06, 2019 10:35 AM (bmdz3)

275 Damn, the lightened up version of that painting is amazing. Waaay more detail pops out.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 10:36 AM (9Om/r)

276 A good chunk of my flight is with Ethiopian Airlines.
Oh well. This is as good a time as any to be reunited with Faye.
Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at November 06, 2019 10:34 AM (Uu+Jp)


Pack your own lunch.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 10:36 AM (8bFEc)

277 From the Democrat Party, to the media, to the Never Trumpers, all the way down to the bottom-feeding trolls we have here today - it's gaslighting. Nothing but, nothing more.

It's literally all they have.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:36 AM (DU2N9)

278 I think Trump can win without PA, but he deserves to win PA bigly.
After all he's done for us it's a travesty that it's even in question.
I blame all.the equish GOPer never trumpers in Congress and that mealy mouthed POS Santorum

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 10:36 AM (G546f)

279 I've been concerned about trends ever since Obama was elected twice. We were just fortunate that Hillary was the worst and most unlikable candidate to ever run for President.

I got willowed on my comment that the Houston election signaled that we have definitely jumped the shark. If the oil and gas industry ever tanks, Houston will become Detroit 2.0.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 10:37 AM (tL/BP)

280 279 Damn, the lightened up version of that painting is amazing. Waaay more detail pops out.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 10:36 AM (9Om/r)


I imagine that in person you can see all that detail without needing it lightened up.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 10:37 AM (8bFEc)

281 @283 - didn't Santorum score in the 30's during his final re-election attempt? Hard to believe he'd have all that much pull now.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:37 AM (DU2N9)

282 We should have a PA MoMe. Maybe in State College, a good central locale for everyone

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:38 AM (7HtZB)

283 I agree.

Jacques-Louis David is DOPE.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 06, 2019 10:38 AM (2JpPM)

284 Chester, Delaware and Bucks County, PA last night. That is genuinely alarming if you know the voting history.

Posted by: minya at November 06, 2019 10:23 AM (nvyY7)



At the risk of sounding like a lurking lurker concern troll, he's
right. Pennsylvania has turned sharply left after 2016. Trump needs PA
to win again in 2020.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

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This election concern trolling bullshit really is tiresome. Hillary won all those counties in 2016. Do some fucking research before caving in to the trolls.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:38 AM (LISuA)

285 can a cob please lock the troll up?

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 10:39 AM (G546f)

286 I'm seeing "Get off your ass you slug, it's your dead sons!" but maybe that's just me.

Three meetings today, all potentially contentious. Finagle and Murphy cackle in glee. Here's hoping the Horde isn't suffering something like this.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 06, 2019 10:39 AM (RD7QR)

287 And candidates have to win their own races - no one can win it for them.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 10:30 AM (hLRSq)
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Although having Soros pour huge amounts of money into one's campaign can help greatly.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2019 10:39 AM (aXucN)

288 An old Johnny Carson bit. I didn't remember 'Randy Andy' being known for young girls, but I guess he was:

https://bit.ly/33n4XIR

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:39 AM (OiC69)

289 Oh, Orange. You poor, ignorant fool. You do know that the Klan was a *Democrat* organization, right? They were the Dems' street-violence enforcers? Who hid their faces and kept their membership largely secret?

You know, playing the exact same role that Antifa plays today?

If you're gonna troll, do it better. Also, work on your language and grammar. You don't need perfect diction to make a point if you're going for "colloquial" instead - Trump does this very well - but you can't just vomit letters onto the page and expect it to work.

If I am right that you're domestic, you're a shining example of the failure of public education. How long 'til you chop your dick off and then claim grievance? My money has it on "4-6 weeks."

Piss up a rope, you ignorant bastard.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:39 AM (I2dne)

290 that mealy mouthed POS Santorum
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 10:36 AM (G546f)


Exhibit A of conservative values being useless if packaged in an unlikeable dickweed.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:39 AM (y7DUB)

291 Yet look at all the money Beta spent...

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:40 AM (U9f86)

292 Lock The Orange Criminal Up

What a tiresome troll

Posted by: It's me donna at November 06, 2019 10:40 AM (6XlcD)

293 287 We should have a PA MoMe. Maybe in State College, a good central locale for everyone
Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:38 AM (7HtZB)

I'd like that. It's long past time for me to meet some of you reprobates.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 06, 2019 10:40 AM (RD7QR)

294 I've been concerned about trends ever since Obama
was elected twice. We were just fortunate that Hillary was the worst
and most unlikable candidate to ever run for President.



Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 10:37 AM (tL/BP)


I was no fan of Poppy Bush, but I remembered saying at the time, in 1992, that the country chose the Sax-playing bubba over him was a tell, and not a good one. Brief hiccup because Gore was astoundingly inept and Felonious has all the charm, grace, and political skills of the clap. But we're really not headed anywhere positive and won't be so long as The Leviathan continues to grow.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:40 AM (DU2N9)

295 280 You white sheet wearers can vote all you want. Makes no difference. The country has spoken we do not want white nationalist scum in power.
Posted by: Lock The Orange Criminal Up at November 06, 2019 10:36 AM (e9EPZ)

Lurking Lurker unmasked

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at November 06, 2019 10:40 AM (CLteG)

296
287 We should have a PA MoMe. Maybe in State College, a good central locale for everyone
Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:38 AM (7HtZB)


Harrisburg. State College is out in the weeds.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 06, 2019 10:40 AM (pNxlR)

297 Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties haven't given the majority of their vote to a Republican Presidential candidate in over a decade. The writing's been on the wall for Democrat takeover of these counties for years now.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 06, 2019 10:41 AM (tVQUs)

298
'The Death of Marat'
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What a nice painting that is, uplifting. Glad to see it here a few weeks back.

Posted by: Charlotte Corday at November 06, 2019 10:41 AM (xSo9G)

299 My favorite title in the Cleveland collection has to be "Woman With Blond Armpit Combing Her Hair by the Light of the Stars":

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1965.2.a

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:41 AM (Dc2NZ)

300 An old Johnny Carson bit. I didn't remember 'Randy Andy' being known for young girls, but I guess he was:

National Lampoon had a photo gag of Andrew and Charles manning the vagina compass on a Royal Navy ship.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 06, 2019 10:41 AM (Boy/L)

301 Ignore

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 10:41 AM (gmo/4)

302 Whats signifant in MS turnout.


Presidential election versus off-year election. Not really that significant.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 06, 2019 10:41 AM (1CjJc)

303 Eris, don't give CBD ideas on how to top White Ottoman.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:42 AM (U9f86)

304 Did not consider those factors. I suppose insurance and art shipping are big factors, but, still, deaccession or loans should be better than putting stuff in the basement.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (LISuA)

Just having the works give the gallery prestige, but I agree with you. My hometown gallery has six Rockwells that they never show. They also sold off their entire classical art collection to focus on Modernism and Contemporary art. The dust-up it caused was spectacular.

Anything on paper cannot be shown with regularity because paper is very fragile and needs extra special conditions to be displayed, and can only be shown for limited periods of time.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:43 AM (OyyDO)

305 Here, I'll make it easy for Pennsylvanians worried by concern trolls. Here is the county results from 2016. See for yourself, and stop worrying.

The only thing that matters in Pennsylvania is the area around Pittsburgh. Philly and it's wealthy suburbs are solid blue. As the excellent Salena Zito puts it, if the working class and middle class voters in the west show up for Trump again, he wins. She is particularly watching the Conor Lamb race, hoping the Republican wins.


https://tinyurl.com/yxdk37bv

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:43 AM (LISuA)

306 I imagine that in person you can see all that detail without needing it lightened up.
Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 10:37 AM (8bFEc)
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They got really angry when I flicked my Bic lighter to see the details.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:43 AM (Dc2NZ)

307 303 Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties haven't given the majority of their vote to a Republican Presidential candidate in over a decade. The writing's been on the wall for Democrat takeover of these counties for years now.
Posted by: Surfperch at November 06, 2019 10:41 AM (tVQUs)

it's the effing east coast wannabe elites getting pushed out to PA by high taxes and rubbish schools in their blue shitholes

the ones that see Penn.State and Pitt as safety schools for their little dumplings

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 10:43 AM (G546f)

308 313 I imagine that in person you can see all that detail without needing it lightened up.
Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 10:37 AM (8bFEc)
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They got really angry when I flicked my Bic lighter to see the details.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:43 AM (Dc2NZ)

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Only allow Zippos near the art, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:44 AM (q80AH)

309 These elections have me so concerned, I'm gonna move to Canada and vote for Pierre Trudeau.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 06, 2019 10:44 AM (3JY5U)

310 Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties haven't given
the majority of their vote to a Republican Presidential candidate in
over a decade. The writing's been on the wall for Democrat takeover of
these counties for years now.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 06, 2019 10:41 AM (tVQUs)

Bucks and Delaware voted for Kerry in '04 and Chester was 52/47. Yeah, real GOPe strongholds there.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:44 AM (DU2N9)

311 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:41 AM (Dc2NZ)
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Miro must have been smoking the really good shit that day...

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 06, 2019 10:44 AM (3Z6pZ)

312 273 Anyone got any figures on how Conan the Dog did nationally?
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:34 AM (U9f86)

He wow the Infinite Canine Master of the Known Universe for Life.
D(ogs) 175% turnout
C(ats) Zero reported votes

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:44 AM (JFO2v)

313 wow = won

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:45 AM (JFO2v)

314 I like to stuff potatoes up my anus while watching my wife getting railed by our german shepherd

Posted by: Bill Kristol at November 06, 2019 10:45 AM (CLteG)

315 Snowing like crazy @ 18 F with 4 F wind chill and the fire alarm went off at work. Luckily it was a false alarm.

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 10:45 AM (gmo/4)

316 Snowing like crazy @ 18 F with 4 F wind chill and the fire alarm went off at work. Luckily it was a false alarm.
Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 10:45 AM (gmo/4)
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Where are you? That's getting to be pretty damn cold.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (I2dne)

317 yes let's have a PA MoMe!

I don't mind Harrisburg - or like KoP heh

and yes we've been trending blue a while now in SE PA / Philly collar

just ChesCo breaks my heart a little

I'm old Chester County and the changes have been hard to watch

right now the population density is just out of control - it's turning into Delco essentially. it's sad.

we figured we wee going to move after nest is empty, now we are dead set on it, soonest.

I love my home, I love the DubC, this is sad but such is life

Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)

318 "Art History and History are great classes to take the same semester, especially if they cove the same eras. The information of one reinforces the other."

Most history classes consist of a series of milestones but provide no context. That drove me crazy when it was a period that I found interesting. That's why I read so much diverse material about colonial and early American history: art, cooking, technology, fabric arts, farming, music, literature, etc. It forms a tapestry to be appreciated not just a few items in isolation. The reissuing of many journals and diaries of the day has been especially helpful.

Posted by: JTB at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (bmdz3)

319 I was no fan of Poppy Bush, but I remembered saying at the time, in 1992, that the country chose the Sax-playing bubba over him was a tell, and not a good one. Brief hiccup because Gore was astoundingly inept and Felonious has all the charm, grace, and political skills of the clap. But we're really not headed anywhere positive and won't be so long as The Leviathan continues to grow.
Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:40 AM (DU2N9)


Poppy Bush was a clueless RINO who only existed in high offices because Reagan had to appease the backstabbers who deserted Goldwater. He was a terrible candidate and Perot appealed to the voters who felt sold out.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (y7DUB)

320 My favorite title in the Cleveland collection has to be "Woman With Blond Armpit Combing Her Hair by the Light of the Stars":

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Everyone's favorite. Almost like visiting Paris.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (LISuA)

321 Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:43 AM (LISuA)
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Yep that is my District ! Sean Parnell will beat Lamb like well ............ a Lamb

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (BqBId)

322 we wee = we WERE lol

Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)

323 I AM VERY CONCERNED!!!!

Posted by: Glurping Cock Gargler at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (CLteG)

324 230 You would think Moo Moo would get the after he got banned as both Moo Moo and LL that his crap isn't wanted here.
Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (8bFEc)

You sure it's him? There wasn't any bragging about his personal wealth or how he'd advise his daughter on maximizing her take from selling the parts of her aborted baby.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (NWiLs)

325 322 Snowing like crazy @ 18 F with 4 F wind chill and the fire alarm went off at work. Luckily it was a false alarm.
Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 10:45 AM (gmo/4)

getting to 80 here by NASA

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (JFO2v)

326 I think Ace is awake. New sidebar item.

That means gorilla will get stomped after 30 minutes, tops.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (q80AH)

327 Don't feed it.

Posted by: davidt at November 06, 2019 10:47 AM (mU726)

328 I am so glad to know that I became a Dem voter because I am a college-educated professional Jew and that my personal ideas, ideals and positions don't matter.

I shall adjust my thinking and voting habits immediately.

:: yawn ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:47 AM (I2dne)

329 The women wearing open toed shoes were most happy it was a false alarm.

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 10:47 AM (gmo/4)

330 Have to believe the racist troll will go BOOM soon.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:47 AM (DU2N9)

331 I do believe that the troll has gone *POOF*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 10:47 AM (cqNba)

332 So, it's 1789 and this painting, this masterpiece is 10' x 13'. Were these things commissioned? Where would it be displayed and who would get to see it? How were they moved and/or stored? How much does this much paint weigh?

I'm amazed by just the practical matters around this painting.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:47 AM (CE5C/)

333 uburbs are populated by college educated people. In other words smart people. They vote Democrat. Only high school dropouts in buttfuck nowhere vote Republican. Also people who believe in Jesus lol.
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No sweetheart you on the Left like Buttfucking Remember

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:48 AM (BqBId)

334 Art History and History are great classes to take the same semester

"Oh hell yeah." When I was an underclassman. all the rage at the Great Schools was the "residential college," where a group all stayed together and majored in One Big Thing for a whole year. Even old Second-Rate State came up with a version of it for qualified honors students, and it was a hell of a thing. Best part, if you're studying the higher level thoughts of the time, the math, philosophy, engineering, you can more or less get a feel for what they were humming, what was in the back of their mind as it were. Skipping to milieu.


I had a year in the middle ages, and it was a wondrous thang. The difference for me was that instead of spending evenings with the gang, I worked night shift in a glass plant. They really admired my bandages.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 06, 2019 10:48 AM (8ZmvG)

335 Some talented artist should paint The Death of Epstein

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 10:48 AM (G546f)

336 325 yes let's have a PA MoMe!

I don't mind Harrisburg - or like KoP heh

and yes we've been trending blue a while now in SE PA / Philly collar

just ChesCo breaks my heart a little

I'm old Chester County and the changes have been hard to watch

right now the population density is just out of control - it's turning into Delco essentially. it's sad.

we figured we wee going to move after nest is empty, now we are dead set on it, soonest.

I love my home, I love the DubC, this is sad but such is life
Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)

King of Prussia would be great--lots of hotel space and places to eat, lots of roads leading right there. (And easy for me to get to, not incidentally.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 06, 2019 10:48 AM (RD7QR)

337 321 I like to stuff potatoes up my anus while watching my wife getting railed by our german shepherd
Posted by: Bill Kristol
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I like to stuff Cheetos down my gullet while watching my mommy getting railed by the pimply-faced dude who comes to fix my computer while I'm sitting in mommy's basement typing out this bullshit.

Posted by: Lock the Orange Criminal Up at November 06, 2019 10:48 AM (k4dH2)

338 Snowing like crazy @ 18 F with 4 F wind chill and the fire alarm went off at work. Luckily it was a false alarm.

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 10:45 AM (gmo/4)



getting to 80 here by NASA


Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM

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Pretty close to 70 here in NE Texas. I was just out tossing mulch around and broke a sweat.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 06, 2019 10:48 AM (JUOKG)

339 Western South Dakota. Land of Constitutional carry (no permit needed for concealed).

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 10:49 AM (gmo/4)

340 313 I imagine that in person you can see all that detail without needing it lightened up.
Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 10:37 AM (8bFEc)
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They got really angry when I flicked my Bic lighter to see the details.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 10:43 AM (Dc2NZ)

I had my pen confiscated at a gallery once. I was there doing research for a class assignment. LOL.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:49 AM (OyyDO)

341 Snowing like crazy @ 18 F with 4 F wind chill and the fire alarm went off at work. Luckily it was a false alarm.
Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 10:45 AM (gmo/4)
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Where are you? That's getting to be pretty damn cold.

Posted by: Joe Mannix
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North Pole, on Mars.

Posted by: just a guess at November 06, 2019 10:49 AM (t+P8h)

342
Some talented artist should paint The Death of Epstein
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas


The title is too short.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2019 10:49 AM (aKsyK)

343 Suburbs are populated by college educated people. In other words smart people.



Now that's funny. Dumb fucks who sit through 4 years of college to get some BS degree are not educated or smart. Just talking to them will prove how uneducated or ill educated they are. And what's even funnier is that was written by some loser in his mommy's basement

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (Un9AW)

344 North Pole, on Mars.
Posted by: just a guess at November 06, 2019 10:49 AM (t+P8h)
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Geeze. First we get trolls, and now it turns out that one of us is a Martian.

Nothing makes any damn sense anymore.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (I2dne)

345 the ones that see Penn.State and Pitt as safety schools for their little dumplings


Vmom this is so funny I was LITERALLY just having this conversation with another mom of teens!

yes that's exactly correct except Pitt has gotten hard to get into on main campus (just like PSU)

Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (Rarvo)

346 Aaaand it's back.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (DU2N9)

347 349 I had my pen confiscated at a gallery once. I was there doing research for a class assignment. LOL.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:49 AM (OyyDO)

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You shouldn't have been scribbling on the art, putting little cats in the corner of paintings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vyj6_4SlUA

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (q80AH)

348 Dead guy on the stretcher did not survive surprise anal. He was roman not greek.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (JFO2v)

349
They got really angry when I flicked my Bic lighter to see the details.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes


FREEBIRD!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (aKsyK)

350 the troll influx is fun - this is gonna be a pretty exciting year around here

Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 10:51 AM (Rarvo)

351 getting to 80 here by NASA


Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM

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Pretty close to 70 here in NE Texas. I was just out tossing mulch around and broke a sweat.
Posted by: Mr. Scott



67 with 88% humidity. That's why.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 10:51 AM (el8j3)

352 No sweetheart you on the Left like Buttfucking Remember
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Yeah, I love it. It reminds me of times with my daddy when I was young.

Oh why oh why did he go away and leave me??? It's not faaaaaiiiiiirrrrrr!!!!!

Posted by: Lock the Orange Criminal Up at November 06, 2019 10:52 AM (k4dH2)

353 Dead guy on the stretcher did not survive surprise anal. He was roman not greek.
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (JFO2v)

Poor guy never saw it coming.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 06, 2019 10:52 AM (3JY5U)

354 >>>Face it losers your message of hatred, guns and Jesus is no longer selling. America wants equality. Suck it racists.

What was the price??

Posted by: Beshear be near at November 06, 2019 10:52 AM (L1paW)

355 Sidebar: thanks for the Eric Carmen link. Go All The Way is one of my favorite tracks of that era. I know it's a Raspberries song, but I still suspect McCartney had some role in it. Anyway, yeah, the official Epstein story stinks.

Posted by: gp, aka Perrier Defecato at November 06, 2019 10:52 AM (mk9aG)

356
Speaking of trolls (which we are bound to see a number of today)...

Last week, I looked into a recent leak from Shareblue that revealed some of how their trolling operation works.

A couple of takeaways:

1.) Internally, they refer to their paid trolls as "Stalwarts." Conveniently, this rhymes with "Ballwarts," which is how I will always refer to them.

2.) They are surprisingly well organized, with a decent IT infrastructure. When they pick a topic to troll about (in the case of this leak, it was Epstein), they send out a blast email to a group of Ballwarts, giving them their marching orders. It contains a broad list of "do's and dont's." Further, each Ballwart has a Shareblue Dashboard that connects them with knowledgebase articles containing more detailed talking points on the given topic. I assume it also tracks their efforts.

3.) Inferring from what I've seen of their work on a day-to-day basis, this technical savvy has not offset the low-quality of the Ballwart hiring pool.

4.) One thing I found interesting from the leaked email, is that Shareblue apparently has a standing order for their Ballwarts: wherever possible/appropriate, they say "As Always - ROLCON!" This abbreviates "Roleplay As Conservative."

The More You Know (DOO-doo-doo-doo)!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 06, 2019 10:52 AM (2JpPM)

357 the troll influx is fun - this is gonna be a pretty exciting year around here
Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 10:51 AM (Rarvo)
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Maybe. It depends on whether they get creative or not. Variations on the theme of "ignorant, racist, Nazi, loser" get tiresome quite quickly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:52 AM (I2dne)

358 Just having the works give the gallery prestige, but I agree with you. My hometown gallery has six Rockwells that they never show. They also sold off their entire classical art collection to focus on Modernism and Contemporary art. The dust-up it caused was spectacular.

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The university art museum where I worked when I was in college attempted to sell off a lot of their classical art collection, not to buy more art, but to pay off the university's debt, which caused a huge uproar. And many of the paintings failed to sell at auction, which was adding insult to injury.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:53 AM (7HtZB)

359 Some talented artist should paint The Death of Epstein
Posted by: vmom superior


And sign it "EDKH".

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019 10:53 AM (el8j3)

360 Death of Epstein

Podesta with the truncheon that knocked him out. Hillary is slipping the bed sheet noose around Epstein's neck while giving an angry glare aimed at the audience. Bubba Clinton in the foreground banging away.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:53 AM (U9f86)

361 Hard to like a painting you can barely see.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 06, 2019 10:53 AM (48RE5)

362 Hi!

I'm an average American.

The absolute last thing I want is equality. You MORON.

I want to be better than everyone else. I want a better car, a better job, a better house, a better spouse, better kids and a better dog. I absolutely do NOT want to have the same stuff, and status as my neighbors and I will pay through the nose to be different. If necessary I will carve off parts of me and inject with silicone.

I do not want to be equal. I want to be better than YOU. ALL OF YOU. Now shut up and give me free stuff.

Posted by: Reality at November 06, 2019 10:53 AM (oGA/n)

363 365 4.) One thing I found interesting from the leaked email, is that Shareblue apparently has a standing order for their Ballwarts: wherever possible/appropriate, they say "As Always - ROLCON!" This abbreviates "Roleplay As Conservative."

The More You Know (DOO-doo-doo-doo)!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 06, 2019 10:52 AM (2JpPM)

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So, LL.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:53 AM (q80AH)

364 340 So, it's 1789 and this painting, this masterpiece is 10' x 13'. Were these things commissioned? Where would it be displayed and who would get to see it? How were they moved and/or stored? How much does this much paint weigh?

I'm amazed by just the practical matters around this painting.
Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:47 AM (CE5C/)

Yes. At the biennial Salon. By everyone, admission was free. Very carefully. A lot.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:53 AM (OyyDO)

365 351
Some talented artist should paint The Death of Epstein
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas

The title is too short.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2019 10:49 AM (aKsyK)

*looking at totally black canvas*
*read painting title*
Epstein really really did hang himself in a jail cell as depicted in this artist interpretation of the what he was told was on the video if it had been working.
*thinks to self*
I buy that

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:53 AM (JFO2v)

366 I got willowed on my comment that the Houston election signaled that we have definitely jumped the shark. If the oil and gas industry ever tanks, Houston will become Detroit 2.0.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 10:37 AM (tL/BP)"

You've got to realize that in large Texas cities, the vote is going to be racial, and you can't escape that. In Houston, teh Dem candidate is black, and for black voters, Corruption is a *plus* because they think they'll get in on it, too.

A conservative white anglo candidate will never win the Mayor's race in Houston (or Dallas, or Austin, or San Antonio) again. The only play for Republicans is to recruit conservative hispanic candidates who can split the race based voting blocks. A lot of people don't like to hear that, but it's the only path.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 10:54 AM (Kpl3J)

367 Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (DU2N9)
*******
& I will say again the Archaic commenting system here is the problem until it is updated to the modern era from the stone age there is nothing that can be done other than play whackaTroll

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:54 AM (BqBId)

368 Snowing like crazy @ 18 F with 4 F wind chill and the fire alarm went off at work. Luckily it was a false alarm.

Posted by: Archer at November 06, 2019 10:45 AM (gmo/4)



getting to 80 here by NASA


Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM

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Pretty close to 70 here in NE Texas. I was just out tossing mulch around and broke a sweat.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 06, 2019 10:48 AM


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40* and foggy here south of Seattle.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 10:54 AM (axyOa)

369 If Kris ever ventures out to the Cleveland Museum of Art, we should have a mini MoMe.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:54 AM (y7DUB)

370 365 4.) One thing I found interesting from the leaked email, is that
Shareblue apparently has a standing order for their Ballwarts: wherever
possible/appropriate, they say "As Always - ROLCON!" This abbreviates
"Roleplay As Conservative."



The More You Know (DOO-doo-doo-doo)!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 06, 2019 10:52 AM (2JpPM)



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So, LL.
Posted by: TJM

Yeah, pretty much.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:54 AM (DU2N9)

371 344 325 yes let's have a PA MoMe!

I don't mind Harrisburg - or like KoP heh

and yes we've been trending blue a while now in SE PA / Philly collar

just ChesCo breaks my heart a little

I'm old Chester County and the changes have been hard to watch

right now the population density is just out of control - it's turning into Delco essentially. it's sad.

we figured we wee going to move after nest is empty, now we are dead set on it, soonest.

I love my home, I love the DubC, this is sad but such is life
Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)

King of Prussia would be great--lots of hotel space and places to eat, lots of roads leading right there. (And easy for me to get to, not incidentally.)
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 06, 2019 10:48 AM (RD7QR)

Ditto on KoP - much closer to me than Harrisburg area

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (7HtZB)

372 Some talented artist should paint The Death of Epstein
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different artists could have different takes. Rothko, for example, would just paint a black square, since all the cameras were turned off beforehand.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (LISuA)

373 You shouldn't have been scribbling on the art, putting little cats in the corner of paintings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vyj6_4SlUA
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:50 AM (q80AH)

LOL.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (OyyDO)

374 At the risk of sounding like a lurking lurker
concern troll, he's right. Pennsylvania has turned sharply left after
2016. Trump needs PA to win again in 2020.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

+++++++++++

He *might* need PA. I suspect he might be able to survive losing it,
but am not sure - especially this far out. If he wins in '20, I suspect
is will be a narrower electoral margin than he got in '16. The Dems are
insanely motivated and there will be no half-assing on either
campaigning or fraud in the Upper Midwest this time around.



Trump has a good message, a huge war chest and is doubling his
ground game as compared to '16 and I just pray that it is enough. It
might not be.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:34 AM (I2dne)


Since trump won the last time you got 3 addition years of graduated 18 year olds from the indoctrination centers.
At the same time, none of this bothers me. We know we're not going to vote our way out of this. We're headed for CW MkII, and we knew damn well trump was just a blip before gunfire. You got fucking dems threatening to jail you for the silliest shit, they're holding soviet style hearings as we speak, they are trying to do away with our constitution, which was fought for and protected by the blood of a million dead US servicemen and women, and its all given cover by a corrupt media . You don't vote your way out of that. I don't get upset because I'm a blackheart, a throwback from a more ancient time. I'll have a better time having their heads ride our fucking spears, and its coming. Its coming because they can't help it, its what they do.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (9Om/r)

375 As a lifelong conservative, these election results have convinced me to chop off my dick and live my life as a woman.

Posted by: Concerned
Epstein didn't kill himself
at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (88+cf)

376 Death of Epstein

Podesta with the truncheon that knocked him out. Hillary is slipping the bed sheet noose around Epstein's neck while giving an angry glare aimed at the audience. Bubba Clinton in the foreground banging away.
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Amusing.

But the reality was probably an Israeli hit team. The CIA can't do wet work on US soil, and they aren't as competent as the Israelis anyway. Since the job wasn't botched. Israeli.

Posted by: Reality at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (FNJ+0)

377 I love my home, I love the DubC, this is sad but such is life

Hah, do you mean West Chester? That took me a second.

I'm on the edge of the county. The Amish are actually pushing eastwards towards me as the Philly infestation moves westwards. It's interesting.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (DCYln)

378 & I will say again the Archaic commenting system here is the problem until it is updated to the modern era from the stone age there is nothing that can be done other than play whackaTroll
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:54 AM (BqBId)
+++++++++++++
I like the archaic platform, warts and all. Whack-a-troll is what it is. At least it isn't a data-mining monster like Disqus or, G-d forbid, Facebook comments.

Upgrading to a platform like that is a sure-fire way to destroy Ace's legendary level of engagement.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (I2dne)

379 Our troll must really like the taste of Manhattan ass.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (yRAFu)

380 CBD is drunk off his azz and socking as a troll. I like it.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (CLteG)

381

Is the Orange thing a troll or a parody of one? It's so over the top it's hard to say

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (Un9AW)

382 >>>Face it losers your message of hatred, guns and Jesus is no longer selling. America wants equality. Suck it racists.

Commas are important. Suck it (comma) racists.

Posted by: Beshear be near at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (L1paW)

383 Except they can't role-play worth a spit. They need constant nat 20s to do that.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (U9f86)

384 wtf is going on here today.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (KUaJL)

385 This is ok, but it's not Dogs Playing Poker.

Posted by: mer at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (or4l7)

386 Upgrading to a platform like that is a sure-fire way to destroy Ace's legendary level of engagement.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (I2dne)
*****
OH yes Ace is really on his game last night & this morning. That is Virtue signalling at it's worst. Yes Discus & FB commenting is OH SO SCARY

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (BqBId)

387 wtf is going on here today.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (KUaJL)

Post-election troll infestation. Like chlamydia, it'll pass.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (DU2N9)

388 368 Some talented artist should paint The Death of Epstein
Posted by: vmom superior


And sign it "EDKH".
Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2019


*
*

Sign it "HRC."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (Ejm1K)

389 Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (KUaJL)

just a troll, they always get active the day after an election.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (Kpl3J)

390 Elizabeth Warren is the smartest person EVER! Unless, of course, Hillary runs again. My butt juices at the very thought!

Posted by: David French at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (CLteG)

391 Wow...they have already arrested a suspect in the killings of the Mormon family. Damn! That's damned fine police work.

Of course the poor sap arrested isn't really guilty but the media will push it, cause...cartels.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (axyOa)

392 393 Except they can't role-play worth a spit. They need constant nat 20s to do that.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 10:56 AM (U9f86)

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I imagine I wouldn't have a hard time trolling a Democratic site.

"Yeah! We're on our way to complete control in 2020! We have to remember that this happened right after Warren came out with her Medicare for All plan! There's definitely reason to assume that that plan is what put us over the hump in Kentucky! Warren all the way!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 10:58 AM (q80AH)

393 If Kris ever ventures out to the Cleveland Museum of Art, we should have a mini MoMe.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:54 AM (y7DUB)

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She could see where the local Demofascists tried to destroy the Rodin piece "Thinker", as some form of twisted protest. The museum has left it unrepaired, as a way to demonstrate to future generations how ignorant savages of the left treat civilization.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:58 AM (LISuA)

394 Hatred, guns and jesus beats hatred, bike locks and satan any day of the week.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 06, 2019 10:58 AM (3JY5U)

395 384 At the risk of sounding like a lurking lurker
concern troll, he's right. Pennsylvania has turned sharply left after
2016. Trump needs PA to win again in 2020.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (7HtZB)
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Trump needs a good wave of indictments. Hopefully this will soon arrive. Funny thing about Manhattan Media, they do have to report facts when they are shoved in their face. The question is do the 85M imports care about America becoming a Banana Republic or are they looking forward to it?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 10:58 AM (yRAFu)

396 Send hatred, guns and Jesus
The shit has hit the fan

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 10:59 AM (NWiLs)

397 THE POLLS ARE PENETRATING ME!!!

Posted by: Glurping Cock Gargler at November 06, 2019 10:59 AM (CLteG)

398 HEY TROLLS
C'mon, at least BSG and a few others whose nic's I've managed to release from memory were occasionally entertaining. Getting insta-swatted with the BanHammer 3000 makes it harder for you to visit and spread your messages of Doom 'n Gloom.
Show a little creativity for cryin' out loud!

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 06, 2019 10:59 AM (48RE5)

399 Yes Discus & FB commenting is OH SO SCARY
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (BqBId)

I've got a disqus account, you may have seen it, but I do not do FB, never will. No point discussing reasons, if you don't know already no point talking about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 10:59 AM (Kpl3J)

400 So it seems Lurking Lurker is RolCon-ing as Alyssa Milano.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2019 10:59 AM (u6xw0)

401 I'm on the edge of the county. The Amish are actually pushing eastwards towards me as the Philly infestation moves westwards. It's interesting.
Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (DCYln)
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So, it's like the Bantu moving south as the Boers push north'

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 06, 2019 10:59 AM (3Z6pZ)

402 Troll should change it's nic to Mr. Fantasy.

Posted by: BignJames at November 06, 2019 11:00 AM (X/Pw5)

403 I love our archaic commenting system. I'm a conservative.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 11:00 AM (LISuA)

404
If Kris ever ventures out to the Cleveland Museum of Art, we should have a mini MoMe.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 10:54 AM


believe it or don't, but Detroit (Rock City) has an outstanding art museum

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 06, 2019 11:00 AM (Ny341)

405 OH yes Ace is really on his game last night & this morning. That is Virtue signalling at it's worst. Yes Discus & FB commenting is OH SO SCARY
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (BqBId)
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I was talking about engagement, not the actual posts. Engagement comes from users. If Ace moves to Disqus or FB, I will still read but will stop commenting. Not wanting to contribute to a dossier on myself courtesy of SV goons does not strike me as all that unreasonable.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 11:01 AM (I2dne)

406
Wow...they have already arrested a suspect in the killings of the Mormon family. Damn! That's damned fine police work.

Of course the poor sap arrested isn't really guilty but the media will push it, cause...cartels.
Posted by: Diogenes


Pedro with a derringer in the desert.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2019 11:01 AM (aKsyK)

407 384; berserker is once again, spot fucking on. it's coming.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (KP5rU)

408 Disquis is okay. FB is death. See NR for an example.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (yRAFu)

409 384 At the risk of sounding like a lurking lurker
concern troll, he's right. Pennsylvania has turned sharply left after
2016. Trump needs PA to win again in 2020.

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

I really think it depends on where you are, and the PA Supremes redistricting is going to make things look very different for some time to come.
Still think the dumbbell analogy works, big blue Philly and P'burg wuth a bunch of Alabama in between

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (48RE5)

410 funny, now he's getting desperate, and trying to troll like this is a religious site. I would like to see Dems run openly as the party that hates all religion, it is what they believe. Troll is right about that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (Kpl3J)

411 408 OH yes Ace is really on his game last night & this morning. That is Virtue signalling at it's worst. Yes Discus & FB commenting is OH SO SCARY
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (BqBId)
++++++++++++++
I was talking about engagement, not the actual posts. Engagement comes from users. If Ace moves to Disqus or FB, I will still read but will stop commenting. Not wanting to contribute to a dossier on myself courtesy of SV goons does not strike me as all that unreasonable.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 06, 2019 11:01 AM (I2dne)

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My thing is the nesting.

I don't like nesting comments. They distract from the flow of conversation and prevent anything remotely natural coming out. All eyes get pointed to the most liked comment and we can't move on, getting lost in a single topic.

I like the flat version here.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (q80AH)

412
332 230 You would think Moo Moo would get the after he got banned as both Moo Moo and LL that his crap isn't wanted here.
Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 10:24 AM (8bFEc)

You sure it's him? There wasn't any bragging about his personal wealth or how he'd advise his daughter on maximizing her take from selling the parts of her aborted baby.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 10:46 AM (NWiLs)


That LL was Moo Moo? Absolutely.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (8bFEc)

413 I was talking about engagement, not the actual posts. Engagement comes
from users. If Ace moves to Disqus or FB, I will still read but will
stop commenting. Not wanting to contribute to a dossier on myself
courtesy of SV goons does not strike me as all that unreasonable.


Seconded. I stopped commenting on any Disqus site over a year ago when I started getting "weird" shit in my email (anonymous email, of course) that I could see was tangentially related to my postings. The Deep State is, well, Deep. Very Deep.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (DU2N9)

414
352 Suburbs are populated by college educated people. In other words smart people


What a steaming load of bullshit. If ghey are do smart, why are so many baristas, servers, burger flippers and the like?

Oh, I know -- they chose ... poorly.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (pNxlR)

415 A Derringer with a 300rd clip and a thing that goes up?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (U9f86)

416 She could see where the local Demofascists tried to destroy the Rodin piece "Thinker", as some form of twisted protest. The museum has left it unrepaired, as a way to demonstrate to future generations how ignorant savages of the left treat civilization.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:58 AM (LISuA)

Been there. Beautiful museum. Great classical collection. I'm thinking of going to a museum in Toronto that look to have a decent Byzantine icon collection.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (OyyDO)

417 Todays idiotic headline:
Mars Curiosity rover posts stunning black and white desolate image

So...was NASA expecting a not desolate image? Something with traffic and pedestrians?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 11:03 AM (axyOa)

418 I like the flat version here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (q80AH)
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Me too. I hope Ace never changes the commenting system here. It's old and frumpy and it works. Kind of like me.

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2019 11:03 AM (aXucN)

419 Please, Ace, none of those commenting systems where you have to sign in with a Gaggle account. Half the fun in commenting here is signing in as a person or entity appropriate to one's witty comment!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 11:03 AM (Ejm1K)

420 I like the flat version here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (q80AH)

Comments should be flat like the earth!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 06, 2019 11:03 AM (JFO2v)

421 Very powerful art. Thank you, Kris and CBD.

Posted by: Ever at November 06, 2019 11:04 AM (ZZDMQ)

422 I looked into a recent leak from Shareblue that revealed some of how their trolling operation works.

Thanks, found it. Never heard of them, but it's pretty interesting to see where willful obtuseness can come from.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 11:04 AM (Z1eux)

423 She could see where the local Demofascists tried to destroy the Rodin piece "Thinker", as some form of twisted protest. The museum has left it unrepaired, as a way to demonstrate to future generations how ignorant savages of the left treat civilization.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 06, 2019 10:58 AM (LISuA)


The museum has been blessed with reasonably good leaders running the show.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 06, 2019 11:04 AM (y7DUB)

424 384; berserker is once again, spot fucking on. it's coming.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (KP5rU)

Yep. There is simply no way we're voting our way out of this.

Posted by: DocJ at November 06, 2019 11:04 AM (DU2N9)

425 >>That LL was Moo Moo? Absolutely.

A surprisingly large number of previously banned people return. Their nics change, their writing style never does.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2019 11:04 AM (ZLI7S)

426 Its coming because they can't help it, its what they do.
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This is true, yet the world is not without hope.

For, what they do now is summoning the One who is hope itself.

I do not speak of the Orange one. For I do not put my faith in earthly princes, N'er they ever be so Orange.

Still, before that final day, it may come to be that the courage of men will fail and all will belong to the trannies, pansies, neckbeards, pajama boys and mooslimbs, but that day will not last.

In the end, the One who ties up and sets free, will set things right.

Meanwhile, gird 'em if you still got 'em.

Posted by: Viva Cristo Rey! at November 06, 2019 11:04 AM (daPK3)

427 I am coming. Look upon me and despair.

Posted by: monkey at November 06, 2019 11:04 AM (CLteG)

428 DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER, TROLL?!?!?!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (3JY5U)

429 In the lonely cuck twitter sidebar: he's responding to literally every comment. Are those all just randos?

Posted by: TexasDan at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (yL25O)

430 believe it or don't, but Detroit (Rock City) has an outstanding art museum
Posted by: AltonJackson at November 06, 2019 11:00 AM (Ny341)

I heard that. There's also a good one in Texas, Austin maybe? Rochester, NY has a good one too.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (OyyDO)

431 I like the flat version here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (q80AH)
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Me too. I hope Ace never changes the commenting system here. It's old and frumpy and it works. Kind of like me.


Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2019 11:03 AM


****

Come on Bluebell, you're not old at all!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (axyOa)

432 A surprisingly large number of previously banned people return. Their nics change, their writing style never does.


they cain't quit us

Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (Rarvo)

433 time to change my stinky socks

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 06, 2019 11:06 AM (k4dH2)

434 Come on Bluebell, you're not old at all!
Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (axyOa)
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I thought you'd say "you don't work at all!"

Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2019 11:06 AM (aXucN)

435 433 A surprisingly large number of previously banned people return. Their nics change, their writing style never does.


they cain't quit us
Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (Rarvo)

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This place is great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 11:06 AM (q80AH)

436 That LL was Moo Moo? Absolutely.

A surprisingly large number of previously banned people return. Their nics change, their writing style never does.
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I reject completely the notion that one can have an uniquely identifiable writing style.

Posted by: Author of Dreams from My Father at November 06, 2019 11:06 AM (3xsv+)

437 "So...was NASA expecting a not desolate image? Something with traffic and pedestrians? "

Green Space?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 11:06 AM (cqNba)

438 Huh. politico/morning consult have a new poll out today that says 56% of those registered voters polled feel trump will be reelected. If a far left poll has him winning at this point, it's pretty much over for whoever the dems nominate.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 06, 2019 11:06 AM (JUOKG)

439 I would like to see Dems run openly as the party that hates all religion, it is what they believe.



Murdering half the black population and calling that a right instead of racist requires a certain lack of moral authority.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 06, 2019 11:07 AM (nRWPy)

440 Wait, L'Penseur got beat up?

So the Left is much like the Taliban then.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 11:07 AM (U9f86)

441 I love how the leftist trolls bring up the Klan. They really do have daddy issues.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 11:07 AM (9Om/r)

442
I don't get upset because I'm a blackheart, a throwback from a more ancient time.

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Yup - you call it blackhearted, I call it optimism. I think Trump bought us some breathing-space and time to prepare (hopefully four more years of it), and more importantly, revealed the breadth and depth of the problem to millions of people previously in denial.

Historically important President, this one.

What's coming is coming. The Left will ensure that. And they will lose. Bigly. Be of good cheer! And as I always say - think "AR2," not "CW2." Rebels lose. Revolutionaries go home and fuck the prom queen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 06, 2019 11:07 AM (2JpPM)

443 As a lifelong conservative, these election results have convinced me to chop off my dick and live my life as a woman.


*********

You might want to consider this decision carefully, It is very difficult finding a good guynecologist these days.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 06, 2019 11:07 AM (m45I2)

444
Todays idiotic headline:
Mars Curiosity rover posts stunning black and white desolate image

So...was NASA expecting a not desolate image? Something with traffic and pedestrians?

Posted by: Diogenes


It landed on the deplorable part of Mars.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2019 11:07 AM (aKsyK)

445 I heard that. There's also a good one in Texas, Austin maybe? Rochester, NY has a good one too.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (OyyDO)


The DIA is excellent. Also the Ringling Museum in Sarasota.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 11:07 AM (hLRSq)

446 I thought you'd say "you don't work at all!"


Posted by: bluebell at November 06, 2019 11:06 AM


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Oops.
Ahhh...yeah...that's what I meant.

;-)

Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 11:08 AM (axyOa)

447 I stand with bluebell on this comment platform issue


*Jams flagpole into dirt, stands in manly manner with arms crossed*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 11:08 AM (cqNba)

448 439 Huh. politico/morning consult have a new poll out today that says 56% of those registered voters polled feel trump will be reelected. If a far left poll has him winning at this point, it's pretty much over for whoever the dems nominate.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 06, 2019 11:06 AM (JUOKG)

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That's not a re-elect number. That's a gauzy, "How do you predict next year will play out," number.

Which can be helpful to indicate the mood on the ground now about predictions. It can also help indicate where voter enthusiasm may go.

Still, 12 months from the election.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 11:08 AM (q80AH)

449 I got willowed on my comment that the Houston election signaled that we have definitely jumped the shark. If the oil and gas industry ever tanks, Houston will become Detroit 2.0.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 06, 2019 10:37 AM (tL/BP)"

I thought there would be a run off??

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at November 06, 2019 11:08 AM (P4Pk9)

450 My life is shit.
please run over me with a steam roller or one of those other heavy things that do real work.

Posted by: Seth Mandel at November 06, 2019 11:08 AM (CLteG)

451 439 Huh. politico/morning consult have a new poll out today that says 56% of those registered voters polled feel trump will be reelected. If a far left poll has him winning at this point, it's pretty much over for whoever the dems nominate.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 06, 2019


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I hope so, but . . . cup, lip, slip, you know the drill.

The Roman generals (until Scipio) who went against Hannibal thought the second war with Carthage was "over," until Hannibal changed the conditions of the test. Let us not relax.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 11:08 AM (Ejm1K)

452 Hoy yoy-yoy-yoy! Hoy yoy-yoy-yoy!

Posted by: Elizabeth Warbonnet do-um Ghost Dance at November 06, 2019 11:08 AM (UzH4+)

453 You're not at all frumpy, bluebell.


I like this system because it doesn't give trolls the direct opprobrium they crave.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 06, 2019 11:09 AM (nRWPy)

454 454 Hoy yoy-yoy-yoy! Hoy yoy-yoy-yoy!
Posted by: Elizabeth Warbonnet do-um Ghost Dance at November 06, 2019 11:08 AM (UzH4+)

Isn't that from "Buffalo Soldier"?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

455 "That LL was Moo Moo? Absolutely.''



Was that the dude who was always talking about how rich he was?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (9Om/r)

456 Rest not on the laurels of victory until the finish line is crossed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (U9f86)

457 Any attempt to "fix" this blog will result in tears.

Death, taxes and fixing this blog causing disaster. Only sure things in life.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (ZLI7S)

458 Revolutionaries go home and fuck the prom queen.

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Some of us don't swing that way.

Posted by: SMH at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (RU4sa)

459 Was that the dude who was always talking about how rich he was?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (9Om/r)

That's the guy. Rabid pro-abort too.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

460 If trolls are paid by post, how do they report it to their paymasters?

Do they link to the thread where they posted and the paymaster audits it to see their contribution?

Is it live captured in whatever platform they're using?

I mean, if a troll works for a day, posting throughout the day here, and then reports to the paymaster but they've been banned between their report and the audit, do they get paid at all?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (q80AH)

461 My thing is the nesting.

I don't like nesting comments. They distract from the flow of conversation and prevent anything remotely natural coming out. All eyes get pointed to the most liked comment and we can't move on, getting lost in a single topic.

I like the flat version here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 11:02 AM (q80AH)

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Absolutely. Nesting comments kill the entire point of a comments section - community-level engagement.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (2JpPM)

462
I like this system because it doesn't give trolls the direct opprobrium they crave.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 06, 2019


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"Opprobrium! It's what trolls crave!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 11:11 AM (Ejm1K)

463 Was that the dude who was always talking about how rich he was?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (9Om/r)

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Yep.

Posted by: SMH at November 06, 2019 11:11 AM (RU4sa)

464 Was that the dude who was always talking about how rich he was?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (9Om/r)

yep

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 06, 2019 11:11 AM (48RE5)

465 That Shareblue site seems quite well-organized, well-funded, and active. Are they Talking Points Central for the media or does the groupthink originate elsewhere?

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 11:11 AM (98WNR)

466 Is it live captured in whatever platform they're using?


this is most assuredly the method

they log in using a browser with an active extension that directs and tracks their activity

Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 11:11 AM (Rarvo)

467
King of Prussia would be great--lots of hotel space and places to eat, lots of roads leading right there. (And easy for me to get to, not incidentally.)
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 06, 2019 10:48 AM (RD7QR)

Ditto on KoP - much closer to me than Harrisburg area
Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 10:55 AM (7HtZB)

I'd vote for KoP as well. Or if the Pittsburgh morons want in on it and we want to meet in the middle, how about Harrisburg during the farm show?

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (N4xQB)

468 446 I heard that. There's also a good one in Texas, Austin maybe? Rochester, NY has a good one too.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (OyyDO)


The DIA is excellent. Also the Ringling Museum in Sarasota.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 06, 2019 11:07 AM (hLRSq)

A lot of people here like art of the American West, so check out the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY. It is a hidden gem for that genre but has nothing to do with Norman.

Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (OyyDO)

469 HAW, the Horde mind exists and it's bootiful.
Well at least the SMH part

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (48RE5)

470 don't know how to break it to you all, But your ISP knows every place you go, everything you down & if police & Deep State want it. they will give it to them

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (BqBId)

471 454 454 Hoy yoy-yoy-yoy! Hoy yoy-yoy-yoy!
Posted by: Elizabeth Warbonnet do-um Ghost Dance at November 06, 2019 11:08 AM (UzH4+)

Isn't that from "Buffalo Soldier"?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019


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"Pirouettes With Prairie Dogs"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (Ejm1K)

472 I agree. Let's bang the racist drum until it means absolutely nothing. Then let's switch to sexist/misogynist. Fucking hillbillys won't know what him them.

Posted by: Lefticus Idioticus at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (CLteG)

473
Come on Bluebell, you're not old at all!
Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (axyOa)

And I've seen a picture-or at least part of a picture- of Bluebell. She's not frumpy either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (WI7YS)

474 466 Is it live captured in whatever platform they're using?


this is most assuredly the method

they log in using a browser with an active extension that directs and tracks their activity
Posted by: BlackOrchidaEDKH at November 06, 2019 11:11 AM (Rarvo)

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Ah, so they could just sit here, post nonsense for an hour straight, get their 73 cents, and move on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (q80AH)

475 Heh, just got one of those SS scam calls, first one this month. Decided to talk to them, got dropped into a voice system queue. I know this because of the very English woman's voice telling me I was in a queue. If you're scamming Americans hearing a British voice may clue a few in that it's a scam. Anyways, once past that got the usual thick subcontinental accent when an "agent" picked up.

"Agent": "Social Security, may I help you?"

Me: "No, I just wanted to tie up your phone lines so you couldn't scam someone else."

Click.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (xkSJa)

476 Was that the dude who was always talking about how rich he was?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (9Om/r)



That's the guy. Rabid pro-abort too.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)


Ah ok. There is an identical fingerprint in the smugness, isn't there?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 11:13 AM (9Om/r)

477 P'burg morons should just go to Ohio, much closer than Philly

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 06, 2019 11:13 AM (48RE5)

478

Is King of Prussia where all the colluders hang out?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2019 11:13 AM (aKsyK)

479 I like this system because it doesn't give trolls the direct opprobrium they crave.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 06, 2019

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"Opprobrium! It's what trolls crave!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2019 11:11 AM


***

One of the advantages of this site is it allows me to teach my grandkids how to use a dictionary.



**Lets see...O...p...p...r**

Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 11:13 AM (axyOa)

480 And I've seen a picture-or at least part of a picture- of Bluebell. She's not frumpy either.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (WI7YS)

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Seen her in person, and frumpy she ain't.

Posted by: SMH at November 06, 2019 11:13 AM (RU4sa)

481 478

Is King of Prussia where all the colluders hang out?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2019 11:13 AM (aKsyK)

So Prussian collusion is the new thing?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 11:14 AM (NWiLs)

482 Some talented artist should paint The Death of Epstein
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I would put Hillary in as a fake guard, but can't decide who the other fake guard should be

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at November 06, 2019 11:14 AM (G546f)

483 Rest not on the laurels of victory until the finish line is crossed.





Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 11:10 AM

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Count not your chickens before they cross the Rubicon.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 06, 2019 11:14 AM (JUOKG)

484 *whispery voiceover*


The Secret Word for today is 'opprobrium'.

Once again, that's 'opprobrium'.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 06, 2019 11:14 AM (m45I2)

485 430 believe it or don't, but Detroit (Rock City) has an outstanding art museum
Posted by: AltonJackson at November 06, 2019 11:00 AM (Ny341)

I heard that. There's also a good one in Texas, Austin maybe? Rochester, NY has a good one too.
Posted by: Kris at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (OyyDO)

...

Kimball in Fort Worth.

Posted by: TexasDan at November 06, 2019 11:14 AM (yL25O)

486 I suspect trolls are used to liberal message boards, where if someone would post an ascii picture of something that looked like a noose everyone who was logged in would instantly cal the FBI and say they had received a Credible Death Threat. And where everyone has the vapors at even a hint of unorthodoxy. That's why they expect to get a big reaction every time they say something stupid.

Well I'm sure they'll escalate until they cross the ban line, since that's what trolls do.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 06, 2019 11:14 AM (Kpl3J)

487 don't know how to break it to you all, But your ISP knows every place you go, everything you down & if police & Deep State want it. they will give it to them
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (BqBId)

They also know my address, and if they want to they can come and fucking take me.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 06, 2019 11:14 AM (3JY5U)

488
That Shareblue site seems quite well-organized, well-funded, and active. Are they Talking Points Central for the media or does the groupthink originate elsewhere?
Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 11:11 AM (98WNR

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Embrace the power of "and."

I am sure the media types have it in their bookmarks.

But, it's a David Brock/MMFA organization that originated as "Correct The Record," an anti-Bernie Sanders paid trolling effort for Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

Once Thundershart went up in a billowing cloud of Valu-Rite fueled smoke, Broke renamed it Shareblue and shifted the focus from Sanders to Trump.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 06, 2019 11:15 AM (2JpPM)

489 I'm not a fan of nesting comments either. We do free-flow jazz here. I enjoy the randomness and callbacks and "First!" three quarters of the way down.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 06, 2019 11:15 AM (Dc2NZ)

490 484 *whispery voiceover*

The Secret Word for today is 'opprobrium'.

Once again, that's 'opprobrium'.
Posted by: Muldoon at November 06, 2019


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We never used big words like that on Password!

Posted by: Betty White at November 06, 2019 11:15 AM (Ejm1K)

491 Ah ok. There is an identical fingerprint in the smugness, isn't there?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 06, 2019 11:13 AM (9Om/r)

There's some definite San Francisco fart in a wineglass and inhale deeply smug going on.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 11:15 AM (NWiLs)

492 Come on Bluebell, you're not old at all!


Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 11:05 AM (axyOa)

Nope! But she will be by the time the Red Sox win again...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 06, 2019 11:15 AM (wYseH)

493 Is King of Prussia where all the colluders hang out?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 06, 2019 11:13 AM (aKsyK)

So Prussian collusion is the new thing?
Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 11:14 AM (NWiLs)

The Duke of Wellington colluded with the Prussians do deny Napoleon his rightful victory.

And now we've just about circled around to being on topic again lol.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 06, 2019 11:15 AM (N4xQB)

494 Opprobrium > Vegemite.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 06, 2019 11:15 AM (88+cf)

495 'Nesting comments' sounds vaguely Russian.

Yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (cqNba)

496 If we have the Philly MoMe in KoP I'll get to stop in at the Cheesecake Factory for a Key Lime martini.

Posted by: kallisto at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (DJFLF)

497 484 *whispery voiceover*


The Secret Word for today is 'opprobrium'.

Once again, that's 'opprobrium'.
Posted by: Muldoon at November 06, 2019 11:14 AM (m45I2)

Swordfish!

Wait, am I doing this wrong?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (NWiLs)

498 nooding

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (88+cf)

499 I like the flat version here.

I think Pixy 0.8, Service Pack 2 is the reason trolls don't last long. There's never more than a brief, rollicking flare-up.

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (Z1eux)

500 What's coming is coming. The Left will ensure that. And they will lose. Bigly. Be of good cheer! And as I always say - think "AR2," not "CW2." Rebels lose. Revolutionaries go home and fuck the prom queen.
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It'll suck. When they lose they'll nuke/emp the infrastructure and then hole up under the Denver airport and wait for china to invade. Ultimately, they don't want to build anything. They want everyone to be equally miserable, and then to be in charge of deciding who gets treated worse than they do.

Weirdly self-defeating, yet contrary to self consistency and reason, highly motivated to take over. Diabolical influence, obviously.

Posted by: Any crazy thing can happen from here on out - if its concievable its on the table at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (5xFzE)

501 Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 06, 2019 11:12 AM (xkSJa)
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Got an SS scam robocall yesterday. The robovoice was omitting definite articles and had weird word choices. I wondered if it was of Slavic origin.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (3Z6pZ)

502 EVERYTHING > vegemite

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (48RE5)

503 What's coming is coming. The Left will ensure that.
And they will lose. Bigly. Be of good cheer! And as I always say - think
"AR2," not "CW2." Rebels lose. Revolutionaries go home and fuck the
prom queen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 06, 2019 11:07 AM (2JpPM)

Newsletter. Send it to me.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 06, 2019 11:17 AM (1CjJc)

504 "But she will be by the time the Red Sox win again..."

We rate the statement as 'False'.

Posted by: snopes at November 06, 2019 11:17 AM (cqNba)

505 Next! Nesting Russian comment dolls!

*music plays elevator version of the International*

Very nice!

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 06, 2019 11:17 AM (U9f86)

506 Nood ape

Posted by: josephistan at November 06, 2019 11:18 AM (7HtZB)

507 It'll suck. When they lose they'll nuke/emp the infrastructure and then hole up under the Denver airport and wait for china to invade. Ultimately, they don't want to build anything. They want everyone to be equally miserable, and then to be in charge of deciding who gets treated worse than they do.

Weirdly self-defeating, yet contrary to self consistency and reason, highly motivated to take over. Diabolical influence, obviously.

Posted by: Any crazy thing can happen from here on out - if its concievable its on the table at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (5xFzE)

So I've gamed this out a bit, and I'm pretty sure there's going to be cannibalism.

Posted by: Someguy at November 06, 2019 11:18 AM (O+iVW)

508 Thank you CBD for posting this painting and for the description. One of my favorites.

Posted by: Floridachick at November 06, 2019 11:18 AM (ERCX4)

509 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Betty White at November 06, 2019 11:19 AM (Ejm1K)

510 My ISP is not connected to my cell phone. That is, I don't get e-mail on my cell phone only on the home computer. The cell phone is ancient anyway with a pull out keyboard. No doubt I could be located easily but the Deep State is not going to get big thrills from knowing that I spent part of the afternoon on Monday at a prayer group at another church and then sat with a parishioner at home recovering from surgery while their daughter took their father to another doctor's appointment.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 06, 2019 11:19 AM (WI7YS)

511 Captain O. Had a weird one a couple weeks ago for SS. It was computer generated but the use of English wording was way off. I'm sure some will fall for it.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 06, 2019 11:19 AM (N3JsI)

512
Got an SS scam robocall yesterday. The robovoice was omitting definite articles and had weird word choices. I wondered if it was of Slavic origin.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 06, 2019


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Finnish also lacks articles. Did the robovoice roll its Rs?

Posted by: Betty White at November 06, 2019 11:19 AM (Ejm1K)

513 Of course the poor sap arrested isn't really guilty but the media will push it, cause...cartels.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (axyOa)

Especially since the guy arrested works for the Juarez Cartel (he's La Linea). No way he got all the way to Agua Prieta without Sinaloa knowing. He's only alive because Sinaloa wanted him alive.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado) at November 06, 2019 11:20 AM (GvT9q)

514 It'll suck. When they lose they'll nuke/emp the infrastructure and then hole up under the Denver airport and wait for china to invade. Ultimately, they don't want to build anything. They want everyone to be equally miserable, and then to be in charge of deciding who gets treated worse than they do.

Weirdly self-defeating, yet contrary to self consistency and reason, highly motivated to take over. Diabolical influence, obviously.

Posted by: Any crazy thing can happen from here on out - if its concievable its on the table at November 06, 2019 11:16 AM (5xFzE)

So I've gamed this out a bit, and I'm pretty sure there's going to be cannibalism.
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Well guess who's day you just MADE!

Posted by: Any crazy thing can happen from here on out - if its concievable its on the table at November 06, 2019 11:21 AM (J3lx3)

515 Of course the poor sap arrested isn't really guilty but the media will push it, cause...cartels.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2019 10:57 AM (axyOa)

Especially since the guy arrested works for the Juarez Cartel (he's La Linea). No way he got all the way to Agua Prieta without Sinaloa knowing. He's only alive because Sinaloa wanted him alive.
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The Cartels follow Two Scoops on twitter and SHAT themselves when Donnie asked MEx for invite to wage WAR.

This is the patsy they sacrifice to stop what they can't kill, bribe or run from.

Posted by: Any crazy thing can happen from here on out - if its concievable its on the table at November 06, 2019 11:23 AM (ZzOCR)

516 Trump is destroying your party. And it is delicious to watch.

The silver lining will be seeing the boot on your neck as well if your party of benevolence assumes complete control.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at November 06, 2019 11:23 AM (uGHnY)

517 I still say this country needs to split somehow while there's still time. It could be done with a minimum of bloodshed.

Don't think differences can be reconciled at his point. It's all so very sad.

Posted by: Sooner at November 06, 2019 11:25 AM (Fs5vw)

518

Do statues get statutory holidays?

Posted by: saf at November 06, 2019 11:39 AM (5IHGB)

519 Russian Rs are trilled (or rolled) too.

I know everybody has moved on but just in case anybody cares, I could do H'burg too for a PAMoMe.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 06, 2019 11:44 AM (RD7QR)

520 New to me. Thank you.

Posted by: m at November 06, 2019 01:57 PM (1vjNQ)

521 Will the real Sitting Bull please Stand Up

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at November 06, 2019 04:58 PM (wGqjj)

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