Mid-Morning Art Thread

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The Elephant Celebes
Max Ernst

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 365n

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (13CQC)

2 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (nQpdK)

3
hik96y7jipgy5pj4t5jpoit45

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (13CQC)

4 Oneth?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (HaL55)

5
Oh well, fun's over.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (13CQC)

6 WTFO what was I drinking last night?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (JFO2v)

7 Shazbot!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (HaL55)

8 The tits are not calm

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (KUaJL)

9
So he got the girl's top off at last.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (85hBX)

10

None of this makes sense.

Posted by: Rabbi Soothsayer at January 10, 2020 09:30 AM (BQkg5)

11 Well, it has boobs. So we got that going for us.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 09:31 AM (jPtGI)

12 1930's-40's vibe.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 09:31 AM (nQpdK)

13 An elephant designed by a committee.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 09:31 AM (HaL55)

14 Meep meep!
TGIF

is that a boob?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 10, 2020 09:31 AM (PkVlr)

15
wth is a topless woman doing in front of an elephant? This painting is stupid.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:31 AM (13CQC)

16 Kittuh is no where near this abomination.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (vN4+Q)

17
Looks more like a bull than an elephant.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (13CQC)

18 Vacuum cleaner pron.

Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (X/Pw5)

19 Industrial, surreal, titties.

It's art.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (wzVKm)

20 Really, really going to need Kris to explain this one.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (jPtGI)

21 Not the handsome clothed guys I was looking forward to, or even the statue of David.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (WI7YS)

22

The pterodactyl rowing the boat is a nice touch, though.

Posted by: Rabbi Soothsayer at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (BQkg5)

23

The Kydex holster on top of the anthropomorphic still is quite complex. What weapon is it for, a bolter or laser pistol?

Also, nice tits.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (OU875)

24 OBVIOUSLY, the topless woman is running from the elephant, symbolizing the Republican Party's War on Wammen. How they are both objectified and feared and subjugated.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (KUaJL)

25 Wow, talk about summing up the state of America and the world in one bold image ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 10, 2020 09:33 AM (zlgJP)

26 WTAF?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 10, 2020 09:33 AM (ejd/p)

27 Don't take the brown acid, kids.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2020 09:33 AM (KUaJL)

28 hmmmmmm....Ernst makes a strong effort but the composition needs to be explained to me. What the hell is the purpose of the bulbous thing with the lampshade and bull horns?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (NVYyb)

29 A topless woman with no head. I'm imagining the soundtrack for this painting is Black Sabbath.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (vN4+Q)

30 Not enough coffee in the world for this one.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (Tt761)

31 100 comment rule. [CBD]

is it really that complicated?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (13CQC)

32 This is the Wakanda-designed version of the Instant Pot.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (IttZ7)

33 OK, Kris.

You're up.

Good luck.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (Ct55T)

34 24 OBVIOUSLY, the topless woman is running from the elephant, symbolizing the Republican Party's War on Wammen. How they are both objectified and feared and subjugated.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (KUaJL)

Except that's Caitlyn Jenner.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (V2Yro)

35 An elephant with horns blowing its nose with a bucket, in front of a headless nekkid chick in gloves?

Makes sense to me!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (k4dH2)

36
Michael Moore at a strip club

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (mpeBU)

37 More boobs? What about the 'ettes?

Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (wiXsO)

38 Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Two. One to change the bulb and one to throw all the clocks into the bathtub.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 10, 2020 09:35 AM (ejd/p)

39 Michael Moore at a strip club
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (mpeBU)

He only goes for the lunch buffet, anyway.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:35 AM (Ct55T)

40 World War I really messed up some people.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 09:35 AM (Boy/L)

41 Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: That's not funny.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:36 AM (Ct55T)

42 I had that dream last night,

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2020 09:36 AM (hmgiv)

43 40 World War I really messed up some people.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 09:35 AM (Boy/L)

Corporal Schicklegruber did much nicer work than this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 09:37 AM (V2Yro)

44
Really, no, I don't like it. Vomity colors and textures, unprovocative images, ugly overall, I wouldn't hang it on my wall and I have no interest in finding out what Ernst meant or what he saw.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:37 AM (13CQC)

45 Two cheers for boobs!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 09:37 AM (NWiLs)

46 I haven't seen a hallucination like this since the last time I read a Rachel Maddow transcript.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 09:37 AM (Rvlwi)

47 It's a Trojan elephant filled with RINOS.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2020 09:37 AM (wiXsO)

48 tits!

Posted by: tits at January 10, 2020 09:38 AM (YqED9)

49 I met her at a Dadaist bar in Vienna shortly after the First World War ... when I woke up my wallet was missing and my abdomen was already on fire ....

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2020 09:38 AM (6mvRv)

50 Cover art for The Atlantic, with accompanying article that makes just as much sense.

Posted by: red speck at January 10, 2020 09:38 AM (nrC0n)

51 Are those fish up in the ... "sky"...?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:38 AM (Ct55T)

52 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. That's one ugly picture.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2020 09:38 AM (axyOa)

53 Q - How many SJW's does it take to change a lightbulb?

A - The concept of "Light" is a construct of the white male cis-gendered colonialist capitalist patriarchy and HOW DARE YOU!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 09:38 AM (H9cB7)

54 Reminds me of that torture device in the shape of a bull

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2020 09:39 AM (6mvRv)

55 >>> Two cheers for boobs!
Posted by: Insomniac

I don't think we're going to get a hrumph out of Fen on this one.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 09:39 AM (jPtGI)

56 Ummm...... I don't know about this one. It's scary.

Posted by: Iranian Colonel at January 10, 2020 09:39 AM (88xKn)

57 Looks like an Instant Pot

Posted by: McCool at January 10, 2020 09:39 AM (KvRqW)

58 Apparently, "Celebes" is the old name for Sulawesi.


....

I got nothin'.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:39 AM (Ct55T)

59 Are those fish up in the ... "sky"...?

Posted by: Warai-otoko


Artist clearly just put them there for the halibut.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 09:39 AM (Rvlwi)

60 46 Two cheers for boobs!

Nip, Nip, Hooray!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 09:39 AM (H9cB7)

61 Well, that's...

...something.

Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 09:39 AM (sm6Pk)

62
Are those fish up in the ... "sky"...?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

======

That's what it looks like to me. With maybe a tornado or an inverted campfire.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:39 AM (13CQC)

63 Would not hang.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2020 09:40 AM (wiXsO)

64 That was my head! - Jeff Spicoli

Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2020 09:40 AM (gmo/4)

65 Wtf.

Posted by: Someguy at January 10, 2020 09:40 AM (9PapW)

66 60 Are those fish up in the ... "sky"...?

Posted by: Warai-otoko

Artist clearly just put them there for the halibut.
Posted by: Brother Cavil

Welp, someone said "for the halibut", so the art thread has been made official and notarized.

Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 09:40 AM (sm6Pk)

67 Goin' up
To the fishies in the sky. (Oh, yeah.)
That's where I'm gonna go...

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at January 10, 2020 09:40 AM (YqED9)

68 My people of the Plains made use of the sky fish as we did the prairie crab. How!

Posted by: Fauxcahontas at January 10, 2020 09:40 AM (H9cB7)

69 Weird Germans!

Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2020 09:41 AM (gmo/4)

70 64 Would not hang.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2020 09:40 AM (wiXsO)

Would hang.

The artist.

From the ceiling of his padded cell.

Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 09:41 AM (sm6Pk)

71
My assessments at #1 and #3 stand.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:41 AM (13CQC)

72 I despise Dadaism and the 'philosophy' behind it. Ernst and his cohorts can go fuck themselves. What a waste of potential artistic ability.

Strong letter to follow.

Posted by: JTB at January 10, 2020 09:41 AM (7EjX1)

73 Fishies in the sky, with...no diamonds?

Posted by: Gut Smiley at January 10, 2020 09:41 AM (H9cB7)

74 Looks like one of those "find the hidden objects" paintings.

Ooh, I found flying sharks in the upper left corner!

Posted by: PabloD at January 10, 2020 09:41 AM (vlwIa)

75 Thus we see see the evil results of my genetic experiments. - Mad Scientist

Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2020 09:42 AM (gmo/4)

76 100 comment rule. [CBD]

is this really too complicated for you?

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 09:42 AM (V2Yro)

77 This painting would be improved exponentially if the humanoid in the lower right were extending a different digit....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:42 AM (Ct55T)

78 Dadaism

I distrust any genre that sounds like it was named by a toddler learning to talk.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 09:43 AM (H9cB7)

79 That painting may need more cowbell. It certainly needs something.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 10, 2020 09:43 AM (NVYyb)

80

It;s only a model...

SSSHHHHHHH!

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at January 10, 2020 09:43 AM (OU875)

81
I like Ernst and surrealism in general. Strange composition but I like the colors and overall effect.

But, that's me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2020 09:43 AM (zBaqJ)

82
What a waste of potential artistic ability.

Posted by: JTB

======

I don't know Ernst. Is there evidence of artistic ability? Maybe in his school sketchbook? Started off scribbling actual people, animals, buildings, etc and then had a "breakthrough"?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:43 AM (13CQC)

83 I think that boiler is overheating.

Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2020 09:43 AM (gmo/4)

84 23. - that's the word - anthropomorphic! This guy was making some kind of statement re: natural world yielding to industry. But as always, in the end, bresses prevail.

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 09:44 AM (d6Zcu)

85 I have the sudden urge for BBQ.
From a Green Egg Smoker.

Posted by: stumck at January 10, 2020 09:44 AM (lSZIs)

86
Absinthe is a helluva drug.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 09:44 AM (8XRCm)

87 What is that on top of the elephant? A can opener?

Posted by: dantesed at January 10, 2020 09:45 AM (88xKn)

88 86 I have the sudden urge for BBQ.
From a Green Egg Smoker.

Yesss Queeen...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at January 10, 2020 09:45 AM (OU875)

89 An elephant with horns blowing its nose with a bucket, in front of a headless nekkid chick in gloves?

Makes sense to me!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer


That's one of those dreams you have after eating something weird right before bed.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 09:45 AM (nQpdK)

90
Not going on a "must have" list. Ever.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 09:45 AM (pNxlR)

91 Absinthe is a helluva drug.

Posted by: fixerupper


Absinthe makes the brain go yonder.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 09:45 AM (Rvlwi)

92 Dull and static.

Posted by: Gem at January 10, 2020 09:45 AM (65i3Q)

93 87
Absinthe is a helluva drug.
Posted by: fixerupper



Absinthe and synthetic pot. Lets combine the 2 and see what happens!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 10, 2020 09:45 AM (vN4+Q)

94 An elephant with horns blowing its nose with a bucket, in front of a headless nekkid chick in gloves?

-

I like that this isn't even the weird part of the piece.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (9nhoD)

95 What is this? I don't get it... should I try looking at this painting upside down!

Posted by: IC at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (sYDum)

96 20 Really, really going to need Kris to explain this one.
Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 09:32 AM (jPtGI)

33 OK, Kris.

You're up.

Good luck.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:34 AM (Ct55T)

****
I know Ernst as a Surrealist, but this looks like DADA. Surrealism is an off-shoot of DADA and tried to give order to DADA's chaos.

And that's what this is, an orgy of chaos. There is very little meaning to DADA, if any at all. You either like it or you don't. With DADA, always keep in mind that WWI just ended and these people are trying to deal with and understand what just happened. Also Ernst is German, so he's dealing with the War and its aftermath in that specific way too.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (OyyDO)

97 Remember when the Incredibles fought that thing? Great scene.

Posted by: mindful webworker - needs coffee at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (yT7Mu)

98
That's one of those dreams you have after eating something weird right before bed.
Posted by: rickb223


Lutefisk Dreams

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (pNxlR)

99 Also it's a Rube Goldberg device to drop a coin into a vending machine on the right.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (9nhoD)

100 88 What is that on top of the elephant? A can opener?
Posted by: dantesed at January 10, 2020 09:45 AM (88xKn)

I thought it was some kind of cartoon steam shovel...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (Ct55T)

101 Absinthe and synthetic pot. Lets combine the 2 and see what happens!

Posted by: Puddleglum


You laugh, but I'd be shocked if nobody was working on just that to market in pot-legal jurisdictions.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 09:47 AM (Rvlwi)

102 Honestly, though, I don't mind weird art.

The whole idea that everything needs to be serious and solemn all the time is unappealing at the least.

Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 09:47 AM (sm6Pk)

103 It could use a few monochromatic geometric shapes. Then it would be a good painting.

Posted by: Mark Rothko at January 10, 2020 09:47 AM (NVYyb)

104 I vaguely recall Max Ernst being mentioned in an art history class I took. But he didn't make an impression. Not like that guy Rothko who is embedded on my hippocampus.

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 09:47 AM (d6Zcu)

105 The whole idea that everything needs to be serious and solemn all the time is unappealing at the least.
Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 09:47 AM (sm6Pk)

----

But this painting is the epitome of "serious and solemn".

Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 09:48 AM (8XRCm)

106 (glances to make sure we're over 100)

An interesting observation from the sidebar piece on comedy websites' layoffs:

“Facebook has created a centrally designed internet. It’s a lamer, sh*ttier looking internet. It’s just not as cool as an internet that is a big, chaotic space filled with tons of independently operating websites who are able to make a living because they make something cool that people want to see.”

--

I've never thought about that, but yeah. Facebook has sort of homogenized the internet.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 09:48 AM (9nhoD)

107 Huh. I wonder what got nuked. Other than any kind of coherent artistic sensibility. Never was a fan of dadaism.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 09:48 AM (Rvlwi)

108
But he didn't make an impression.

-----

Well.... Ernst isnt an impressionist.... sooooooooo

Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 09:48 AM (8XRCm)

109 I wonder what the world would have looked like if Hitler got into art school instead of this dude.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2020 09:48 AM (KUaJL)

110 103. HE'S HERE!!

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 09:49 AM (d6Zcu)

111 financial news saying jobs report is "disappointing"...

just remember that if they were saying it was "robust", the next sentence would be "that means the Fed has to raise interest rates, to stop this expansion from overheating!!!"

so the numbers are always "bad" no matter what actually happens. For me, I would say slow, steady, but not explosive growth is just about perfect at this point.
Posted by: Tom Servo


You want more than 66% in the workforce?

Seriously restrict the FSA benefits and put them back to work.

One third of America is not working. 110 MILLION Americans. Something is wrong with that picture.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 09:49 AM (nQpdK)

112 Well, the painting makes as much sense as Maddow being touted as a serious journalist.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 09:49 AM (oBfF8)

113 I don't know Ernst. Is there evidence of artistic ability? Maybe in his school sketchbook? Started off scribbling actual people, animals, buildings, etc and then had a "breakthrough"?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:43 AM (13CQC)

Or a breakdown.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 10, 2020 09:49 AM (qyH+l)

114 Maybe a happy little tree somewhere would make it more appealing. Or more weird,

Posted by: IC at January 10, 2020 09:49 AM (sYDum)

115 But folks of old had no idea things like absinthe and opium and cocaine and hashish could be used for getting high and were dangerous if abused.

Oh, hells no. Medicinal purposes only. They just didn't have the data. They just didn't KNOW! On any of those things. Coincidentally. What bad luck. How unfortunate.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 09:49 AM (H9cB7)

116 That's an awfully dark sky. Pink Floyd-ish? Roaring 20's hadn't quite started, I guess, still depressed after WWI.

It's good, it's entertaining, and it would make a good book cover. But I don't pretend to know what it is.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2020 09:50 AM (gHCnG)

117 I've never thought about that, but yeah. Facebook has sort of homogenized the internet.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around


AOL unleashed the unwashed masses on the Internet. Facebook is reducing the Internet to generic masses to be corralled. Facebook is the anti-AOL.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 09:50 AM (Rvlwi)

118 Wasn't it Bayer that developed, trademarked, and marketed heroin?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 09:50 AM (9nhoD)

119
Well, bust my buttons! Is that the Kap'n Kristol Meth-piloted SS Cuckshed atop that black behemoth? Indeed it is, and there's the Kap'n himself visible in one of the portholes!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 09:50 AM (pNxlR)

120 109 I wonder what the world would have looked like if Hitler got into art school instead of this dude.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2020 09:48 AM (KUaJL)

Germany would have invaded the Sudetenland with mechanized elephants.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (Ct55T)

121
But this painting is the epitome of "serious and solemn".

Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 09:48 AM (8XRCm)

In fact the sequel painting shows the bull/elephant tramples the naked beheaded chick into paste.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (hmgiv)

122 First, the man with the melon switches on the vacuum cleaner...

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (0fbbp)

123
he's dealing with the War and its aftermath
Posted by: Kris

=======

Unfortunately, this painting tells me zilch about WWI and its aftermath, except to provide evidence that it discombobulated the brains of those who survived. It really tells me nothing about the horrors of war. (He did think war was horrific, didn't he? I can't tell from the painting.)

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (13CQC)

124

If I could invent an ambulatory still that delivered alcohol and titties I'd be so rich I could buy us an island...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (OU875)

125 AOL unleashed the unwashed masses on the Internet.

--

That's a good point, too. I still remember scrolling past most posts if the commenter had anything to do with AOL in this name.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (9nhoD)

126 More boobs? What about the 'ettes?
Posted by: redridinghood

Those are moobs

That's a guy, just like Kris promised.

Posted by: JT at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (arJlL)

127 hmmm

Hmmm

that's sone art to digest before covfefe

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (G546f)

128 Are those fish up in the ... "sky"...?


One seems to be a shark which, like the ray, is not a bony fish but cartilaginous.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (wzVKm)

129 In 2020, the elephant is Trump and the nekkid chick represents the #metoo movement.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2020 09:52 AM (wiXsO)

130 Another source was less diplomatic: "Deadbeat Cortez should pay her bills," complained a House Democratic aide. "She's always whining about people paying their fair share and here she is leaving her friends with the bill."
Their gripe is that Ocasio-Cortez hasn't given any money to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party arm with the sole job of electing Democrats to the House. Records obtained by Fox News show the New York Democrat has failed to pay any of her $250,000 in "dues" to the DCCC.

Posted by: SMOD at January 10, 2020 09:52 AM (3aI0K)

131 An iron shop vac with a bulls head and a boob. I am not getting the deep seated meaning of this painting at all.

If I possessed it, it would soon be in the discount aisle of a local dollar store.

Posted by: Where's Rothko when you are in need? at January 10, 2020 09:52 AM (/LQkF)

132 Obviously an unfinished work. Moldy bread strikes again.

Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2020 09:52 AM (RuIsu)

133 Whoever said, "The boiler is overheating" made me laugh. Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 10, 2020 09:52 AM (WI7YS)

134 Is this the art thread?
*checks*
Yup. Art thread.
But what the absolute f.... is *that* at the top of the thread?

Posted by: Linn Ridge. Kiss my Bot. at January 10, 2020 09:52 AM (MIUG6)

135 You want more than 66% in the workforce?

That's the highest percentage ever, I believe, and it's how you get "the village" raising your kids.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2020 09:53 AM (aKxkI)

136
...........Is that you on the Right DICK?



the red red robbin comes throbbing along Republicans UNLEASHED.

Posted by: saf at January 10, 2020 09:53 AM (5IHGB)

137 Another source was less diplomatic: "Deadbeat Cortez should pay her bills," complained a House Democratic aide. "She's always whining about people paying their fair share and here she is leaving her friends with the bill."
Their gripe is that Ocasio-Cortez hasn't given any money to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party arm with the sole job of electing Democrats to the House. Records obtained by Fox News show the New York Democrat has failed to pay any of her $250,000 in "dues" to the DCCC.
Posted by: SMOD at January 10, 2020 09:52 AM (3aI0K)

-------

Fixers Corollary:

Even the most strident Marxist becomes a raging Capitalist when it comes their own money.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 09:53 AM (8XRCm)

138 Those are moobs

That's a guy, just like Kris promised.
Posted by: JT at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (arJlL)
*************
Still waiting for Kris to come through for the 'ettes.
This is not it.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2020 09:53 AM (wiXsO)

139 is this really too complicated for you?


So wait, what's this 100 comment rule about?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2020 09:54 AM (wzVKm)

140
The whole idea that everything needs to be serious and solemn all the time is unappealing at the least.
Posted by: Allie

======

What, you think that thing is fun? I wouldn't have it in my house. It's an ugly downer to me.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:54 AM (13CQC)

141 So the Big Green Egg is a knockoff??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 09:54 AM (FIhRE)

142
One seems to be a shark which, like the ray, is not a bony fish but cartilaginous.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2020 09:51 AM (wzVKm)


Hey, you keep that "make sexy-sexy" talk to yourself, youngster! This is an ART thread!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 09:54 AM (pNxlR)

143 79 Dadaism

I distrust any genre that sounds like it was named by a toddler learning to talk.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 09:43 AM (H9cB7)

It was named by closing one's eyes and randomly pointing to a word in a dictionary. I am not making that up.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 09:54 AM (OyyDO)

144 So wait, what's this 100 comment rule about?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2020 09:54 AM (wzVKm)

We have to wait at least 100 comments before starting to talk about the painting.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:54 AM (Ct55T)

145 That's a good point, too. I still remember scrolling past most posts if the commenter had anything to do with AOL in this name.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around


I still cringe when I see the domain. It's interesting the parallels--AOL was a "walled garden" before it was cool, then it opened access to the wider Internet and nothing was quite the same. ("Endless September".) Facebook is trying to shove their descendants back into a walled garden, atomized and controlled. Both are leaving their marks everywhere, though in very different ways.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 09:55 AM (Rvlwi)

146 But this painting is the epitome of "serious and solemn".
Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 09:48 AM (8XRCm)


"Bonespurs and slalom," maybe?

Needs more writhing demons, if you ask me.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at January 10, 2020 09:55 AM (YqED9)

147 So wait, what's this 100 comment rule about?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2020 09:54 AM (wzVKm)

-

The first 100 comments have to be about snipers, whether the real-life model is doable or not, a fat guy on a sofa, or Rothko.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 09:55 AM (9nhoD)

148
cartilaginous


WTF? Thats not a word.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 09:55 AM (8XRCm)

149 Would not hang

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 09:55 AM (I2dne)

150 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 09:56 AM (BBhgz)

151 Boobs, but I'm not into Pink Floyd, so I'm out on this one.

Still love boobs, tho.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 09:56 AM (BBhgz)

152 I despise Dadaism and the 'philosophy' behind it. Ernst and his cohorts can go fuck themselves. What a waste of potential artistic ability.

Strong letter to follow.
Posted by: JTB

That's the first time I ever heard you cuss !

Posted by: JT at January 10, 2020 09:56 AM (arJlL)

153 If you look at the shape of Sulawesi, it kinda looks like a janked up elephant....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 09:56 AM (Ct55T)

154

No. More. Anal. LSD. EVER!

Posted by: Shemp Smith at January 10, 2020 09:57 AM (OU875)

155 140 What, you think that thing is fun? I wouldn't have it in my house. It's an ugly downer to me.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 09:54 AM (13CQC)

No soldiers, rulers/nobility, religious figures, or sad fishermen going off to sea to never see their wives again.

Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 09:57 AM (sm6Pk)

156
The Elephant Celebes - a limerick

I crossed a robotic elephant albino
With a rather dwarfish subsaharan rhino
I did it on a bet
But if you ask "What'd you get?"
"It's obvious! That's an 'ell if I know!"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2020 09:57 AM (m45I2)

157 from wiki

"Ernst told Roland Penrose that the title Celebes was derived from the opening words of a German schoolboys' rhyme with sexual connotations

The elephant from Celebes
has sticky, yellow bottom grease.
The elephant from Sumatra
always fucks his grandmama.
The elephant from India
can never find the hole ha-ha"

those German schoolboys need a spanking

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 09:57 AM (G546f)

158
I saw Deadbeat Cortez open for Los Lobos once, but I forget where and when.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 09:57 AM (pNxlR)

159 Kris is going to have an art post for the ettes? Oh yes please!

Posted by: IC at January 10, 2020 09:57 AM (sYDum)

160 Not breaking rules now * 100 comments +*

What an ugly painting! I can't see any meaning to it at all - strange - I've seen plenty of strange art most of which do resonate with me but this one is just wierd and with no message to me at all.

Anyway nightynight everyone and have a great yesterday!

The southerly change has just reached us - doors are banging, plant pots are tipping over in the wind .. but it's cooled down after a hot summer day!

Again have a great yesterday everyone!

Posted by: Aussie at January 10, 2020 09:57 AM (0fwOM)

161 Lutefisk Dreams
Posted by: Krebs v Carno



Ewwwwwwewww. Nightmares.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 09:57 AM (nQpdK)

162 Its surely the dumbest painting. But I'll bet some art critic has some profound explanation. I mean look at the leg in the foreground. That's gotta have some deep meaning. But I'm kinda shallow.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2020 09:57 AM (hmgiv)

163 I know Ernst as a Surrealist, but this looks like DADA. Surrealism is an off-shoot of DADA and tried to give order to DADA's chaos.

And that's what this is, an orgy of chaos. There is very little meaning to DADA, if any at all. You either like it or you don't. With DADA, always keep in mind that WWI just ended and these people are trying to deal with and understand what just happened. Also Ernst is German, so he's dealing with the War and its aftermath in that specific way too.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (OyyDO)
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Thank you for the insight.

Still leaves more questions than answers, though.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 09:58 AM (oBfF8)

164 I've never thought about that, but yeah. Facebook has sort of homogenized the internet.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 09:48 AM (9nhoD)

I agree - the net was a lot more fun and wacky 15 years ago, even 20. You could find all kinds of creative outlets, people doing everything. Now it's all woke videos that mostly say the same things over and over again. It's a technical masterpiece of boredom.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 09:59 AM (V2Yro)

165 Wouldn't have been more appropriate to post Max Ernst's The AntiPope ?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 09:59 AM (qcIWB)

166 btw I've always thought "grandmama" sounds so posh

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 09:59 AM (G546f)

167 "Cartilaginous" is a perfectly cromulent word.

Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2020 10:00 AM (RuIsu)

168 To early to weigh-in on the painting? Ok, standing by!

Posted by: Tentotwo at January 10, 2020 10:00 AM (yhf6w)

169 I guess the elephant is hungover because he has a lampshade on his trunk.

That's all I got.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2020 10:00 AM (/669Q)

170 Anyone want to hear a joke?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o5m_mXadoU

Posted by: Augustine at January 10, 2020 10:00 AM (BDZWU)

171 @Muldoon.

Heh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:01 AM (oBfF8)

172 167 "Cartilaginous" is a perfectly cromulent word.
Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2020 10:00 AM (RuIsu)

No bones about it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:01 AM (Ct55T)

173 The elephant from Celebes

has sticky, yellow bottom grease.

The elephant from Sumatra

always fucks his grandmama.

The elephant from India

can never find the hole ha-ha
--I got nothin'

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at January 10, 2020 10:01 AM (45lFm)

174 You know what would be a hoot? A web site that refused to display at all if it found Facebook cookies on your machine.

What am I saying, nobody would be able to see it...

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 10:01 AM (Rvlwi)

175
No soldiers, rulers/nobility, religious figures, or sad fishermen going off to sea to never see their wives again.
Posted by: Allie

=======

It's the emotionlessness of that thing. And the muddy wash. Bleah.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:02 AM (13CQC)

176 148


cartilaginous
Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 09:55 AM (8XRCm)


Cartilaginous fishies are more efficiently aerophagic, allowing them to stay aloft longer.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at January 10, 2020 10:02 AM (YqED9)

177 Thank you for the insight.

Still leaves more questions than answers, though.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 09:58 AM (oBfF

The best "explanation" I think is that WW1 made a lot of people believe that the world was now insane, that illogic ruled and that logic was useless. So they felt that their art should be insane and illogical, and that's what this is. You want art that's fun to look at? Well that's just your sane, rational self talking. This art is meant for someone who needs a nice big shot of thorazine, stat.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 10:02 AM (V2Yro)

178 I agree - the net was a lot more fun and wacky 15 years ago, even 20. You could find all kinds of creative outlets, people doing everything. Now it's all woke videos that mostly say the same things over and over again. It's a technical masterpiece of boredom.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Yay! Downloading bewbs at 28.8kbps!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:02 AM (nQpdK)

179 Celebes = Sulawesi, and the major city there is Makassar... which is associated with some kind of grease that dudes in the 19th century would smear into their hair. Hence the popularity of the "antimacassar", which was a napkin or doily draped over the back of a chair so a dude's hair funk wouldn't wreck the upholstery....

I... have no idea where i'm going with this....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:02 AM (Ct55T)

180 Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2020 10:00 AM (/669Q)

LOL. The painting was an occasion for a lot of funny remarks, so there's that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 10, 2020 10:03 AM (WI7YS)

181 163 I know Ernst as a Surrealist, but this looks like DADA. Surrealism is an off-shoot of DADA and tried to give order to DADA's chaos.

And that's what this is, an orgy of chaos. There is very little meaning to DADA, if any at all. You either like it or you don't. With DADA, always keep in mind that WWI just ended and these people are trying to deal with and understand what just happened. Also Ernst is German, so he's dealing with the War and its aftermath in that specific way too.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (OyyDO)
------------

It still leaves me with "WTH?"
Also the little man in the box on top. This makes me wonder more about what's going on within the artist.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 10, 2020 10:03 AM (a4qVe)

182 I look at that picture and have an urge to say "Gesundheit, Mr. Picasso"

Posted by: Roy at January 10, 2020 10:03 AM (Ciifn)

183 I'm torn.

Teh boobehs look good and the prospect of a woman with no ability to speak seems enticing.

But in the end, I prefer a woman with a head. As it turns out, I enjoy talking to them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 10, 2020 10:03 AM (YA914)

184 157. hate to be the bearer of bad news, but most male painters are unrepentant pigs.

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 10:03 AM (d6Zcu)

185 I agree - the net was a lot more fun and wacky 15 years ago, even 20. You could find all kinds of creative outlets, people doing everything. Now it's all woke videos that mostly say the same things over and over again. It's a technical masterpiece of boredom.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 09:59 AM (V2Yro)

-

Instead of responses and conversation, you've received seven 👍 for your thoughts.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 10:03 AM (9nhoD)

186
164 I've never thought about that, but yeah. Facebook has sort of homogenized the internet


What, you don't want a daily dose of Helen Steiner Rice awaiting you in your FaceBook stream? Would swapping her out for Precious Moments please you more?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 10:04 AM (pNxlR)

187 I... have no idea where i'm going with this....

Posted by: Warai-otoko


Pretty sure the artist didn't either, so it's all good.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 10:04 AM (Rvlwi)

188 The best "explanation" I think is that WW1 made a lot of people believe that the world was now insane, that illogic ruled and that logic was useless. So they felt that their art should be insane and illogical, and that's what this is. You want art that's fun to look at? Well that's just your sane, rational self talking. This art is meant for someone who needs a nice big shot of thorazine, stat.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 10:02 AM (V2Yro)
--------------

And yet we have 2020 hollering, "Hold my beer!"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:04 AM (oBfF8)

189 Still leaves more questions than answers, though.


Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 09:58 AM (oBfF

Then it's working like it's supposed to. DADA is not meant to be understood. It revels in the chaos. It is visual rebellion on purpose, but without purpose. They were horrified by the War and its destruction and they despised the culture that allowed it to happen. They blamed Traditionalism, so they became the anti-Traditionalism. In their manifesto, they refer to themselves as the "Minotaur" a creature in Greek myth that symbolized barbarism. If you are offended or horrified or turned off by DADA then it is working as intended.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (OyyDO)

190 >> Yay! Downloading bewbs at 28.8kbps!

Kids these days don't know what we had to go through to fap!

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (O6DoG)

191 Max Ernst's works had a prominent place in the Degenerate Art Exhibition in Berlin in the '30s. Schickelgruber hated that shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (XVuno)

192 "I've completed more promises than I've made." PDT, last night.

What will we do for the LOLs when he's gone?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (H9cB7)

193 You know what would be a hoot? A web site that refused to display at all if it found Facebook cookies on your machine.

--

I've said it before so forgive me, but I'd love to have a 1998 browser button. Imagine how fast that internet would be with modern machines.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (uA81g)

194 Dadaism is just a bunch of woke communists trying to destroy Western civilization.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (qcIWB)

195 188
And yet we have 2020 hollering, "Hold my beer!"
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:04 AM (oBfF

=========

100 years of progressive agitation will do that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (zZbCU)

196 You know, of course, that when CBD posts pictures like this he's just trolling us. He'll give us some malarkey about "broadening our horizons" but nope - troll.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2020 10:06 AM (/669Q)

197 hate to be the bearer of bad news, but most male painters are unrepentant pigs.

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 10:03 AM (d6Zcu)

The ones that painted my barn were just drunks.

Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2020 10:06 AM (X/Pw5)

198 But in the end, I prefer a woman with a head. As it turns out, I enjoy talking to them.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 10, 2020 10:03 AM (YA914)

awww! That's really sweet.

Posted by: seriously yall at January 10, 2020 10:06 AM (sI15f)

199
I... have no idea where i'm going with this....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:02 AM (Ct55T)


Tampons. It's tampons all the way down.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 10:06 AM (pNxlR)

200 The ones that painted my barn were just drunks.

--

That's not fair. I'm sure they were very pro-nekkid women, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 10:06 AM (uA81g)

201 You know, of course, that when CBD posts pictures like this he's just trolling us. He'll give us some malarkey about "broadening our horizons" but nope - troll.

Posted by: bluebell


I'll take his trolling over G*b* M*l*r's any day.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 10:07 AM (Rvlwi)

202 199
I... have no idea where i'm going with this....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:02 AM (Ct55T)

Tampons. It's tampons all the way down.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 10:06 AM (pNxlR)

==========

Cherokee hair tampons.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:07 AM (zZbCU)

203 Even the most strident Marxist becomes a raging Capitalist oligarchic totalitarian when it comes their own money.


Sorry, capitalism requires entrepreneurial action, and AOC was never an entrepreneur. Sounds like the sort of person who wouldn't split the tip with the busboy.


Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2020 10:07 AM (1glZx)

204 I'm just gonna go with German art is weird and they should stick to engineering and opera

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:07 AM (G546f)

205 159. I hope Kris finds a painting whose male subject has well defined latissimus dorsi.

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 10:07 AM (d6Zcu)

206
So I google___d Ernst and yes, I'd say some of his work is eye-catching and lush, but I still need things spelled out for me and I'd prefer flat-out water lilies to his weird gardens with weird little things in them. But I'd be willing to study that phase of his art.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:08 AM (13CQC)

207 Sorry, capitalism requires entrepreneurial action, and AOC was never an entrepreneur. Sounds like the sort of person who wouldn't split the tip with the busboy.

Posted by: Kindltot


Folks like her don't have friends, they have hangers-on there for the gravy train. She's going to be one-and-done at this point. I expect folks to start bailing over the course of the year.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 10:08 AM (Rvlwi)

208 194 Dadaism is just a bunch of woke communists trying to destroy Western civilization.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (qcIWB)

Yeah, but so is anyone that doesn't wear a stiff-starched suit, fancy hat, and wool coat to go out in the middle of the summer.

Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 10:08 AM (sm6Pk)

209 196: bluebell speaks truth. thank you.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (KP5rU)

210 204 I'm just gonna go with German art is weird and they should stick to engineering and opera
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:07 AM (G546f)

--------

And staying the hell out of Belgium and France unless invited.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (XVuno)

211 You know, of course, that when CBD posts pictures like this he's just trolling us. He'll give us some malarkey about "broadening our horizons" but nope - troll.

Posted by: bluebell

I'll take his trolling over G*b* M*l*r's any day.
Posted by: Brother Cavil



*fistbump

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (nQpdK)

212

For house painters you want a crew of tweekers. They lack attention to detail, but are quick. You need an old drunk supervising them to do the cut-ins and keep them from painting peni on the windows.

Posted by: Pendulating Richard at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (OU875)

213 OK, If I had to give the painting meaning I would say...


"The Visual Portrayal of the Democrats Rant Against the Killing of Soleimani"

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (hmgiv)

214 BusBOYS have their male privilege. That's their tip. No tip splitting with YOU!

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional-Cortex at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (H9cB7)

215
164 I've never thought about that, but yeah. Facebook has sort of homogenized the internet


Could not agree with you more. Period. Full stop.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (pNxlR)

216 what's this about AOC turning on her dem colleagues to bring out communism in the USA.

I can't believe she has that much traction.

Posted by: seriously yall at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (sI15f)

217 You really want to hate this painting?

That black dot in the middle is the butthole.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:10 AM (Ct55T)

218 164 I've never thought about that, but yeah. Facebook has sort of homogenized the internet


--

At least we still have the HQ and Minx 0.7 alpha.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2020 10:10 AM (KUaJL)

219 LSD isn't like that at all. Really.
JWM

Posted by: jwm at January 10, 2020 10:10 AM (Tdh/t)

220 DOW went over 29k...

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 10:10 AM (cF8AT)

221 207 Sorry, capitalism requires entrepreneurial action, and AOC was never an entrepreneur. Sounds like the sort of person who wouldn't split the tip with the busboy.

Posted by: Kindltot

Folks like her don't have friends, they have hangers-on there for the gravy train. She's going to be one-and-done at this point. I expect folks to start bailing over the course of the year.
Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 10:08 AM (Rvlwi)

==========

I want New York Democrats redistricting her to nothingness to be how the party split in New York starts.

She'll join the Worker's Family Party. Tom Steyer will give the party a few tens of millions.

And then, suddenly, AOC is governor of NY.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:10 AM (zZbCU)

222 Yeah, but so is anyone that doesn't wear a stiff-starched suit, fancy hat, and wool coat to go out in the middle of the summer.
Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 10:08 AM (sm6P

If I knew what you were trying to say I'd respond.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:11 AM (qcIWB)

223 194 Dadaism is just a bunch of woke communists trying to destroy Western civilization.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (qcIWB)

Communism has too much order for DADA. They are anarchists.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:11 AM (OyyDO)

224 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge

BOB!!!!!

Posted by: Sock Monkey...annoyingly annoying at January 10, 2020 10:11 AM (Aj7Zq)

225 216 what's this about AOC turning on her dem colleagues to bring out communism in the USA.

I can't believe she has that much traction.
Posted by: seriously yall at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (sI15f)

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

The Democratic Party seems more than willing and eager to get rid of her the first chance they get.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:11 AM (zZbCU)

226
212

For house painters you want a crew of tweekers. They lack attention to detail, but are quick. You need an old drunk supervising them to do the cut-ins and keep them from painting peni on the windows.
Posted by: Pendulating Richard at January 10, 2020 10:09 AM (OU875)


When did you say your home improvement show would begin airing? This is gold!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 10:12 AM (pNxlR)

227 For house painters you want a crew of tweekers. They lack attention to detail, but are quick. You need an old drunk supervising them to do the cut-ins and keep them from painting peni on the windows.
Posted by: Pendulating Richard

you've basically described the German Army circa 1941

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:12 AM (G546f)

228 @realDonaldTrump 3 minutes ago

“11,000 points gained in the Dow in the 3 years since the Election of President Trump. Today it may hit 29,000. That has NEVER happened before in that time frame. That has added 12.8 Trillion Dollars to the VALUE of American Business.” @Varneyco @FoxNews The best is yet to come!

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 10:12 AM (cF8AT)

229 223 194 Dadaism is just a bunch of woke communists trying to destroy Western civilization.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (qcIWB)

Communism has too much order for DADA. They are anarchists.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:11 AM (OyyDO)

=========

Which is pretty much communism in its purest form, but with slightly less magical thinking.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:12 AM (zZbCU)

230 But in the end, I prefer a woman with a head

Years and years ago, I played in a psyche-pop band that had a song called "That's Why You Need a Head."

My title. I always liked that one. (Malcolm McClaren's "You Need Hands" was a bit of an influence.)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 10:12 AM (H9cB7)

231 cartilaginous
WTF? Thats not a word.
Posted by: fixerupper


**********

Why yes it is. You take that back

It's a perfectly cromulent word. Just ask Baby Shark or Andre the Giant.

cartilaginous
adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of cartilage.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2020 10:12 AM (m45I2)

232 The helmet on top makes it look like Boba Fett.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (OSRys)

233 Posted by: fixerupper

*******

Heh, never mind. I was just ribbing you.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (m45I2)

234 DOW went over 29k...

Tony Dow ?

Where did the Beaver go ?

Posted by: JT at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (arJlL)

235 228 @realDonaldTrump 3 minutes ago

"11,000 points gained in the Dow in the 3 years since the Election of President Trump. Today it may hit 29,000. That has NEVER happened before in that time frame. That has added 12.8 Trillion Dollars to the VALUE of American Business." @Varneyco @FoxNews The best is yet to come!
Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 10:12 AM (cF8AT)

===========

"But we must bow to wokeness!"
-99.999% of CEOs

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (zZbCU)

236 Supersuck.

Posted by: geoffb at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (zOpu5)

237 That whole period of dada and fauvism and surrealism and whatever else seemed like a big argument between factions.

Some said you could paint a ridiculous piece of shit and meaning could emerge from it.

Others said you could paint a piece of shit so ridiculous it was impossible to cull meaning from it.

Either way, it was ridiculous pieces of shit all the way down.

No wonder Warhol went to soup cans.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (Ct55T)

238 My first thought when I opened the thread was: "Picasso!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (Ejm1K)

239 200. Peter Falk said he loved being an artist so he could be in the presence of naked ladies all day. He was actually good. Not a pig though.

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (d6Zcu)

240 Then it's working like it's supposed to. DADA is not meant to be understood. It revels in the chaos. It is visual rebellion on purpose, but without purpose. They were horrified by the War and its destruction and they despised the culture that allowed it to happen. They blamed Traditionalism, so they became the anti-Traditionalism. In their manifesto, they refer to themselves as the "Minotaur" a creature in Greek myth that symbolized barbarism. If you are offended or horrified or turned off by DADA then it is working as intended.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (OyyDO)

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Interesting.

And, with that, I can see where the artists were coming from, after WWI.

Thank you.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:14 AM (oBfF8)

241 Yeah, but so is anyone that doesn't wear a stiff-starched suit, fancy hat, and wool coat to go out in the middle of the summer.
Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 10:08 AM (sm6P

If I knew what you were trying to say I'd respond.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth

I think she called you a stuffed shirt

*popcorn*
*starts taking cage match bets*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:14 AM (G546f)

242 234 DOW went over 29k...

Tony Dow ?

Where did the Beaver go ?
Posted by: JT at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (arJlL)

Hanging out with Larry Mandello at the CBOE.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:14 AM (Ct55T)

243 @realDonaldTrump 3 minutes ago

"11,000 points gained in the Dow in the 3 years since the Election of President Trump. Today it may hit 29,000. That has NEVER happened before in that time frame. That has added 12.8 Trillion Dollars to the VALUE of American Business." @Varneyco @FoxNews The best is yet to come!
Posted by: Tami


Dow - 30,000 by August.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:15 AM (nQpdK)

244 Still too soon to comment on the painting?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2020 10:15 AM (tT0V4)

245 Communism has too much order for DADA. They are anarchists.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:11 AM (OyyDO)M

The disorder is not because they like it. It was created only as an attack against Western values and national patriotism. They were definitely Leftists who thought they knew how to run the world better. IMHO.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:15 AM (qcIWB)

246 245 The disorder is not because they like it. It was created only as an attack against Western values and national patriotism. They were definitely Leftists who thought they knew how to run the world better. IMHO.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:15 AM (qcIWB)

==========

Philosopher kings.

Definitely a brand new idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:16 AM (zZbCU)

247 >>> what's this about AOC turning on her dem colleagues to bring out communism in the USA.

I can't believe she has that much traction.
Posted by: seriously yall

As mentioned by someone above, funny how she's not a fan of having other people (in this case, the DCCC) get a say in what she can do with "her" money.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 10:16 AM (isRRc)

248
Posted by: fixerupper

*******

Heh, never mind. I was just ribbing you.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2020 10:13 AM (m45I2)

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I know.... gristle for the gristle mill.....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 10:16 AM (8XRCm)

249 Are those fish up in the ... "sky"...?

Posted by: Warai-otoko

Artist clearly just put them there for the halibut.
Posted by: Brother Cavil

at January 10, 2020


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Later he was going to do a little gilling for dinner.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:17 AM (Ejm1K)

250
what's this about AOC turning on her dem colleagues to bring out communism in the USA.

I can't believe she has that much traction.
Posted by: seriously yall

=======

Candidates who co-sponsored or endorsed the Green New Deal resolution:

Biden
Bloomberg
Booker
Buttigieg
Gabbard
Klobuchar
Sanders
Steyer
Warren
Williamson
Yang

And other things. She's leading. I know there are acts of defiance as well.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:17 AM (13CQC)

251 Dow hit 29009.07, then dropped back to 28,986.82.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:17 AM (nQpdK)

252 Dow - 30,000 by August.

Next Thursday.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 10:18 AM (Boy/L)

253 Thanks Kris but in my pea-brain, I still don't get this painting.

Why would any 'artist' bother? Why would anyone buy it?

Why would anyone hang it?

Unless the artists aim was to have viewers go "WTF?".

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2020 10:18 AM (Y4EXg)

254 250 Candidates who co-sponsored or endorsed the Green New Deal resolution:

Biden
Bloomberg
Booker
Buttigieg
Gabbard
Klobuchar
Sanders
Steyer
Warren
Williamson
Yang

And other things. She's leading. I know there are acts of defiance as well.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:17 AM (13CQC)

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

Moderates, all!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:18 AM (zZbCU)

255 I think I prefer the bright colors and chaos of this kind of art to the super serious drabness of some socialist art - ypu know, the kind with gray buildings everywhere

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:18 AM (G546f)

256 Ugly.
Even the boobie cannot help it.
Dude was smashed when he painted it.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 10, 2020 10:18 AM (70ves)

257 A scene from the apartment of Yortuk and Georg Festrunks. Two wild and crazy guys.

Posted by: geoffb at January 10, 2020 10:18 AM (zOpu5)

258
Are those fish up in the ... "sky"...?

Posted by: Warai-otoko


Lampreys ... from that streetlamp on the left side.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 10:19 AM (pNxlR)

259 Candidates who co-sponsored or endorsed the Green New Deal resolution

And what they'll say is that is was non-binding.

But the Iran resolution has legs.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 10:19 AM (Boy/L)

260 Don't take the brown acid, kids.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2020


*
*

And never do it alone.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:19 AM (Ejm1K)

261 Thanks Kris but in my pea-brain, I still don't get this painting.

Why would any 'artist' bother? Why would anyone buy it?

Why would anyone hang it?

Unless the artists aim was to have viewers go "WTF?".
Posted by: Tonypete



Getting a NRA or WPA 1930's vibe to it.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:19 AM (nQpdK)

262 259 Candidates who co-sponsored or endorsed the Green New Deal resolution

And what they'll say is that is was non-binding.

But the Iran resolution has legs.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 10:19 AM (Boy/L)

===========

And the poem on the Statue of Liberty is more important to immigration law than immigration law.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:19 AM (zZbCU)

263 I think I saw a shop-vac just like this at Home Depot the other day. It was marked down.

Posted by: Duh! at January 10, 2020 10:20 AM (J9A97)

264 Well, that's certainly a trippy painting. Lemme guess, this guy was a contemporary of Pablo Picasso, right?

Posted by: Jackal at January 10, 2020 10:20 AM (Lyh9/)

265 251 Dow hit 29009.07, then dropped back to 28,986.82.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:17 AM (nQpdK)


a precipitous 0.077% free fall! gird your loins!

Posted by: DanMan at January 10, 2020 10:21 AM (XTiHL)

266
We really want you to buy one!
So, what is making you cry, son?
Gene splicing is scary
Our technology's hairy
But, try the Vacu-Suck Elephant by Dyson!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 10, 2020 10:21 AM (q57gj)

267
Even the boobie cannot help it.

-----

I know. You click the thread and first thought is "BOOBIE ART!!"

Then.... "wait"

Then ... "wut"


Then.... "uhhhhhhh"

THen ..."ewwwwwww...... there's and elelphant butthole right in the middle of this painting"

Posted by: fixerupper at January 10, 2020 10:21 AM (8XRCm)

268 Fnork?

Posted by: TxDan at January 10, 2020 10:22 AM (wO+Zz)

269 It's got the head of a bull...

Because Fuck You, I suppose.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:22 AM (Ct55T)

270
That's not a lampshade. It is an all-metal and incorrectly sized cone of shame.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 10:22 AM (pNxlR)

271 But the Iran resolution has legs.

is one of them depicted in this painting, because there is definitely a stray leg in there

Posted by: DanMan at January 10, 2020 10:22 AM (XTiHL)

272 Just read about the spontaneous cheering for US Fire Fighters who arrived at the Australian airport. I've been of the opinion for sometime that Australia is really are closest civilian ally.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:23 AM (qcIWB)

273 Then it's working like it's supposed to. DADA is not meant to be understood.

So if you're able to interpret it...you're wrong! Good. I don't feel like a dummy.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2020 10:23 AM (gHCnG)

274 Unless the artists aim was to have viewers go "WTF?"

I'm of the opinion that's the goal of most "modern" art. I think their term for it is "thought provoking."

Posted by: Eisenhorn at January 10, 2020 10:23 AM (uGHnY)

275 Unless the artists aim was to have viewers go "WTF?".
Posted by: Tonypete

that's exactly the aim

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:24 AM (G546f)

276 Then it's working like it's supposed to. DADA is not meant to be understood. It revels in the chaos. It is visual rebellion on purpose, but without purpose. They were horrified by the War and its destruction and they despised the culture that allowed it to happen. They blamed Traditionalism, so they became the anti-Traditionalism. In their manifesto, they refer to themselves as the "Minotaur" a creature in Greek myth that symbolized barbarism. If you are offended or horrified or turned off by DADA then it is working as intended.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:05 AM (OyyDO)

=======

I tend not to be offended by Dadaism. I tend to view their stuff the same way I view alot of modern edgelord stuff, as an immature teenager screaming "Take that Dad!"

Posted by: Jackal at January 10, 2020 10:24 AM (Lyh9/)

277 It's amazing how there's so much shading in this painting, but it still looks completely flat.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:24 AM (Ct55T)

278 Point of order: is the 100 comment rule only for this hoitytoity art thread or is it for all?

Posted by: dingbat at January 10, 2020 10:25 AM (KBJZd)

279 cartilaginous


WTF? Thats not a word.




Don't put the cartilaginous before the horde.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:25 AM (0fbbp)

280 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge

BOB!!!!!
Posted by: Sock Monkey...annoyingly annoying at January 10, 2020 10:11 AM (Aj7Zq)

********

Squarepants!!!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 10, 2020 10:25 AM (flINI)

281
Is Elephant Celebes the news Democrat Front Runner?

Cuz I'd definitely vote for it over the other candidates.


Posted by: naturalfake at January 10, 2020 10:25 AM (q57gj)

282
And what they'll say is that is was non-binding.

But the Iran resolution has legs.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

=======

Even she says it's non-binding, which I think is how she got that ring through their noses. She might be playing a very good game, getting these ideological wins. At the right moment, she could make a big move for formal power. Just my sense of things. Some here think she'll wash out, but I don't see it. The handful of people in her district who bother to vote, vote blue.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:26 AM (13CQC)

283 255 I think I prefer the bright colors and chaos of this kind of art to the super serious drabness of some socialist art - ypu know, the kind with gray buildings everywhere
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:18 AM (G546f)

I am fascinated by the art of the Interwar Period, especially the Germans.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:26 AM (OyyDO)

284 DADAism had a short lifespan in post-WWI Germany. It did, inadvertently, lead to Nazi-ism. Well, one of the things anyway. Germans do love 'order' and DADAism ain't that.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 10, 2020 10:26 AM (vN4+Q)

285 283 255 I think I prefer the bright colors and chaos of this kind of art to the super serious drabness of some socialist art - ypu know, the kind with gray buildings everywhere
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:18 AM (G546f)

I am fascinated by the art of the Interwar Period, especially the Germans.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:26 AM (OyyDO)

===========

You know who else was fascinated by Interwar German art?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:27 AM (zZbCU)

286 On this day in 1901, the Lucas gusher at the Spindletop Oil Field blew, thus beginning the Texas Oil Boom.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 10:27 AM (JFO2v)

287 Oh sure, Botticelli puts a naked chick on a shell & it's great art. I put a naked chick in front of a steampunk elephant & it's shit. Go to hell!

Posted by: Zombie Max Ernst at January 10, 2020 10:27 AM (Izzlo)

288 You know who else was fascinated by Interwar German art?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:27 AM (zZbCU)

LOL. But not in the same way, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:28 AM (OyyDO)

289 How apropos - I'm sitting here in the den watch the garbage men trying to get my neighbor's (thrown out) 9' x 4' framed poster into the ass end of the truck. And it's raining.

Monkey-beach ball-amorous attention.

Some assembly required.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2020 10:28 AM (Y4EXg)

290 Point of order: is the 100 comment rule only for this hoitytoity art thread or is it for all?

Posted by: dingbat


In general it's the rule of thumb for most posts not specifically "open threads".

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Such a fool
But even he
Knows Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
BURMA-SHAVE
at January 10, 2020 10:28 AM (Rvlwi)

291
[Celebes good times, come on!

Who's down with partying? Start singing! C'mon!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2020 10:28 AM (pNxlR)

292 Oh sure, Botticelli puts a naked chick on a shell & it's great art. I put a naked chick in front of a steampunk elephant & it's shit. Go to hell!
Posted by: Zombie Max Ernst

There there Max, I'm not saying it's shit, but I think you can do better.

...Max's art teacher...

Posted by: Bruce at January 10, 2020 10:29 AM (vd8XM)

293 281
Is Elephant Celebes the news Democrat Front Runner?

Cuz I'd definitely vote for it over the other candidates.


Posted by: naturalfake at January 10, 2020 10:25 AM (q57gj)

It still trails Qasem Soleimani by 5 in Iowa

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2020 10:29 AM (Izzlo)

294 But, try the Vacu-Suck Elephant by Dyson!
Posted by: naturalfak



*******

Nice!!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2020 10:29 AM (m45I2)

295 you know, we usually blow by 100 comments in about 45 seconds..... it's not exactly an onerous rule.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:29 AM (Ct55T)

296 I love this painting, love Max Ernst's work. So there.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 10, 2020 10:29 AM (E+OcO)

297 I remember our music teacher making us sing the Beatles Lucy In the Sky. Quite certain that degenerate knew what he was doing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 10:29 AM (FIhRE)

298 On this day in 1901, the Lucas gusher at the Spindletop Oil Field blew, thus beginning the Texas Oil Boom.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 10:27 AM (JFO2v)




Interestingly, I learned at a her recent funeral that my Aunt's father worked on that rig and in that area his entire life.

That is a fascinating branch of the family that I know little about but they were apparently real cowboy types.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:30 AM (0fbbp)

299 295 you know, we usually blow by 100 comments in about 45 seconds..... it's not exactly an onerous rule.

Especially when there are boobs

Posted by: dingbat at January 10, 2020 10:30 AM (KBJZd)

300 It's not Woman on a Pig (loved that one) but BEWBS!!

Posted by: Scuba Dude at January 10, 2020 10:30 AM (Oq/TM)

301 On this day in 1901, the Lucas gusher at the Spindletop Oil Field blew, thus beginning the Texas Oil Boom.

marks the beginning of global warming too

Posted by: DanMan at January 10, 2020 10:31 AM (XTiHL)

302

The DOW of TAO.........................over 30,000 converted.

Posted by: saf at January 10, 2020 10:32 AM (5IHGB)

303 I sometimes wonder, when I'm 90, will I still care about Bewbs?

Then I realize I'm going to be named 'Most Likely to Knock Up the Nurse' in the nursing home, so yeah.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 10:32 AM (FIhRE)

304 Looks a little like Nadler.

Posted by: DOGGFISH at January 10, 2020 10:32 AM (vDDjo)

305 I just realized that he might have put an ox head on the thing as a visual pun for "Celebes ox" of crossword fame ("anoa")

I'm slow

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:32 AM (G546f)

306 The southerly change has just reached us - doors are banging, plant pots are tipping over in the wind .. but it's cooled down after a hot summer day!

Again have a great yesterday everyone!
Posted by: Aussie at January 10, 2020


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*

Aussie,

Why is it that Australians don't seem to care about having air-conditioning in their homes? At least that's the impression I've got from chatting with other Australians online. And that Strangerland film with Nicole Kidman reinforced it -- her character and her husband are sweating in their home through a lot of the film. (Probably why I never finished watching it.)

How come?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:32 AM (Ejm1K)

307 From Marketwatch:

"Americans Across the Board Say Income Inequality Bigger Problem Than Illegal Immigration"

Me:

Why the hell would anybody think somebody else's money is a "problem"? What do I care? That is some f***ed UP thinking, right there!

There's no "income inequality" in Zimbabwe, so everybody must be happy as hell. /s

I'm surprised hat Marketwatch, which is connected & intertwined with Bloomberg somehow, would even acknowledge that voters consider illegal aliens a problem at ALL.





Posted by: mnw at January 10, 2020 10:33 AM (Cssks)

308 you know, we usually blow by 100 comments in about 45 seconds..... it's not exactly an onerous rule.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 10:29 AM (Ct55T)

So the 100-comment rule is long winded, then? No one can last 45 seconds.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:33 AM (q1Pj5)

309 Got an email from my utility company telling me to BE SAFE and BE READY.


For what? We're supposed to get 4-7 inches of snow.


WTF

Posted by: Ha at January 10, 2020 10:34 AM (NSFCQ)

310 No one can last 45 seconds.
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:33 AM (q1Pj5

Depends on the woman.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 10:34 AM (FIhRE)

311
The thing about wanting to convey ugliness and chaos by simply throwing ugliness and chaos onto a canvas:

That's not transformative or transcendant to me, which is my idea of what art is. Voltaire said something once about the work of any great playwright -- his characters should be poets without being depicted as professional poets. He also conveyed a great deal of ugliness and chaos within sparkling dialog and story. Can't say about the language itself since I can't read it in the original Fransh, but I imagine that's also quite delightful for those who know.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:34 AM (13CQC)

312 Matt Gaetz does some good things, but overall he's an idiot. He supported a global warming resolution, too.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 10:35 AM (Kpl3J)

313 Depends on the woman.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Depends on a woman are kind of a turn off for me

Posted by: Bruce at January 10, 2020 10:35 AM (vd8XM)

314 No one can last 45 seconds.
Posted by: Count de Monet


That's what she said.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:35 AM (nQpdK)

315

DADA.......................................lil Max's first word.

Posted by: saf at January 10, 2020 10:35 AM (5IHGB)

316 313 Depends on the woman.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Depends on a woman are kind of a turn off for me
Posted by: Bruce at January 10, 2020 10:35 AM (vd8XM


ISWYDT

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 10:35 AM (FIhRE)

317 >>> ? No one can last 45 seconds.
Posted by: Count de Monet

Why!!? What did she say?

Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 10:35 AM (isRRc)

318 "Americans Across the Board Say Income Inequality Bigger Problem Than Illegal Immigration"

--

The dumbasses who don't understand that a $15 minimum wage lessens the value of earnings by employees who have worked their way up to making $16 an hour by being on time, showing up for work, taking on responsibility, etc., as well as people who are raising families on $80K/year jobs?

Those Americans?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 10:36 AM (uA81g)

319 For what? We're supposed to get 4-7 inches of snow.

BREAD! MILK! BEARER BONDS!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 10:36 AM (Boy/L)

320 312 Servo

Yep.

Posted by: mnw at January 10, 2020 10:36 AM (Cssks)

321 I don't like it, even with (dead) tree and boobies.

I don't like it at all.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at January 10, 2020 10:36 AM (68HmN)

322 311
The thing about wanting to convey ugliness and chaos by simply throwing ugliness and chaos onto a canvas:

That's not transformative or transcendant to me, which is my idea of what art is. Voltaire said something once about the work of any great playwright -- his characters should be poets without being depicted as professional poets. He also conveyed a great deal of ugliness and chaos within sparkling dialog and story. Can't say about the language itself since I can't read it in the original Fransh, but I imagine that's also quite delightful for those who know.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:34 AM (13CQC)

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I was just thinking about this in regards to movies.

I watched Child 44, which was ugly all the way around (and cut down from 5.5 hours to 2, which made it nearly incomprehensible), and I was thinking of other movies set in Soviet Russia.

I thought of Stalker, by Tarkovsky. It's set in an industrial and nuclear wasteland (it's said that Tarkovsky got cancer during filming), and yet it's beautiful to look at. He found ways to make the ugly setting glorious to simply regard.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:36 AM (zZbCU)

323 What is wrong with everyone?

There is still an art discussion going on past 300 comments?

Next thing I know, I'll see a bearded Spock.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:37 AM (oBfF8)

324 For instance, that Great Uncle (?) did not believe in bank loans and never took a loan in his life, and refused to cosign one with his son so he could buy a car in the 1940s as the bank requested. He did condescend to enter the bank and tell them that his son was "Good for it", where upon they gave the son the $500 loan.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:37 AM (0fbbp)

325
aaaace, wake us up from this Dadaist nightmare!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:37 AM (13CQC)

326 BREAD! MILK! BEARER BONDS!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 10:36 AM (Boy/L)

Pull the shades and head to the basement?

Posted by: Ha at January 10, 2020 10:37 AM (NSFCQ)

327 323 What is wrong with everyone?

There is still an art discussion going on past 300 comments?

Next thing I know, I'll see a bearded Spock.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:37 AM (oBfF

==========

You want a bearded Spock.
You'll take a bearded McCoy.
You'll get a bearded Uhura.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:37 AM (zZbCU)

328 Americans Across the Board Say Income Inequality Bigger Problem Than Illegal Immigration

I'd like to see someone isolate those two issues from one another.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 10:38 AM (Boy/L)

329 325
aaaace, wake us up from this Dadaist nightmare!
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:37 AM (13CQC)

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T-30 minutes to monkey.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:38 AM (zZbCU)

330 It's CHAOS!

My work here is done.

Posted by: Max Ernst at January 10, 2020 10:38 AM (YqED9)

331 I remember our music teacher making us sing the Beatles Lucy In the Sky. Quite certain that degenerate knew what he was doing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 10:29 AM (FIhRE)

My recent college grad hippie teacher for 6th grade had us sing Three Dog Night's Joy To The World. She played along on her zither. She dressed like Jo Anne Worley on Laugh-In.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:39 AM (q1Pj5)

332 >>> BREAD! MILK! BEARER BONDS!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 10:36 AM (Boy/L)

Pull the shades and head to the basement?
Posted by: Ha


Baby Boom next fall?

Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 10:39 AM (isRRc)

333 Willowed from prior thread:

CBD, food question for you. Are you aware of a named technique where noodles are cooked properly before being put in a pan and browned to make a solid "cake" almost like hash browns?

I did it accidentally last night with some lo mein noodles. When I saw what happened to the first side I flipped the "cake" over, put some butter in, and browned the other side. And they were fantastic. Even the kids loved them.

I'd love to know if there's a name.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Chick-Fil-A "but" f*cked themselves at January 10, 2020 08:41 AM (9nhoD)

Pastia?

Posted by: Old Toby at January 10, 2020 10:39 AM (nnyBV)

334 Income equality = communism.

What they fail to factor in is that you'll be paid pennies like everyone else, the Goverment will kill you if you complain and your next door neighbor will never work as hard as everyone else for the same pennies.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 10:39 AM (FIhRE)

335 My recent college grad hippie teacher for 6th grade had us sing Three Dog Night's Joy To The World. She played along on her zither. She dressed like Jo Anne Worley on Laugh-In.
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020


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Did she giggle the same way?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:40 AM (Ejm1K)

336 330 It's CHAOS!

My work here is done.
Posted by: Max Ernst at January 10, 2020 10:38 AM (YqED9)

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Ahem, that would be "KAOS."

Posted by: Siegfried at January 10, 2020 10:40 AM (oBfF8)

337 322
Child 44 (2015)?
I liked that,although I'd read the book,so maybe my mind was filling in any movie gaps

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:40 AM (G546f)

338 Point of order: is the 100 comment rule only for this hoitytoity art thread or is it for all?

Posted by: dingbat at January 10, 2020 10:25 AM (KBJZd)

It hurts you that much to stay on topic for a couple of comments? You get brain freez while you attempt to think? That's what happened to the painter here. So he claims it some kind of hoity toity masterpiece that the rubes can never understand.

Posted by: Where's Rothko when you are in need? at January 10, 2020 10:40 AM (/LQkF)

339 BREAD! MILK! BEARER BONDS!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 10:36 AM (Boy/L)

French Toast Industrial Complex strikes again

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2020 10:40 AM (Izzlo)

340
Stalker, by Tarkovsky. It's set in an industrial and nuclear wasteland (it's said that Tarkovsky got cancer during filming), and yet it's beautiful to look at. He found ways to make the ugly setting glorious to simply regard.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill

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Yes, it can be done. I could think of some other cinematic examples if I put my mind to it, plenty of literary examples off the top of my head.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:40 AM (13CQC)

341 311
The thing about wanting to convey ugliness and chaos by simply throwing ugliness and chaos onto a canvas:

That's not transformative or transcendant to me, which is my idea of what art is. Voltaire said something once about the work of any great playwright -- his characters should be poets without being depicted as professional poets. He also conveyed a great deal of ugliness and chaos within sparkling dialog and story. Can't say about the language itself since I can't read it in the original Fransh, but I imagine that's also quite delightful for those who know.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:34 AM (13CQC)

There's a great scene in the movie "Amadeus" about the purpose of art. One of the Emperor's aides is trying to explain to Mozart, the upstart modernist, the purpose of art. I used to show this scene in my classes when we got to the Academies and the Beau Ideal.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:41 AM (OyyDO)

342 French Toast Industrial Complex strikes again

I am not now, nor have I ever been a captive of Big Nutmeg.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2020 10:42 AM (Boy/L)

343 >>> It's CHAOS!

My work here is done.
Posted by: Max Ernst

Nietzsche said,"out of chaos comes order."

Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 10:42 AM (isRRc)

344 337 322
Child 44 (2015)?
I liked that,although I'd read the book,so maybe my mind was filling in any movie gaps
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:40 AM (G546f)

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Yeah, that one.

I'd seen another adaptation of the same story (not the book) called Citizen X, which is a smaller, more focused film on the murders themselves.

It's obvious that Child 44 was supposed to be a huge portrait of the awfulness of Soviet life from several directions, one of which was the murders, the investigation, and the denials of the murders' existence. But I have no idea why they wrote a 5.5 hour script and filmed the whole thing. Did they think they were going to get a 5.5 hour movie released?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:42 AM (zZbCU)

345 CBD, food question for you. Are you aware of a named technique where noodles are cooked properly before being put in a pan and browned to make a solid "cake" almost like hash browns?



My mother would press leftover spaghetti noodles into a greased bread loaf pan and bake it in the oven to form a solid loaf that could be sliced and used later.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:42 AM (0fbbp)

346 There's a great scene in the movie "Amadeus" about the purpose of art. One of the Emperor's aides is trying to explain to Mozart, the upstart modernist, the purpose of art. I used to show this scene in my classes when we got to the Academies and the Beau Ideal.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:41 AM (OyyDO)

The Beau Ideal? That's all I heard my whole life!
I need cocaine! The sad kind!

Posted by: Hunter Biden at January 10, 2020 10:43 AM (Izzlo)

347 @MikeEmanuelFox

"Last votes have been called today and that vote (on articles of impeachment) isn't on the list," a Senior House Democratic Leadership aide tells #FoxNews. #Impeachment


(I *think* this is a vote on who the house 'managers' are for impeachment in the Senate. I've probably mangled that explanation but you get what I mean)

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 10:43 AM (cF8AT)

348 Did she giggle the same way?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:40 AM (Ejm1K)

I don't remember her giggling much at all.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:43 AM (q1Pj5)

349 WTF?
Boobs AND elephants?!?

Awesome!

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 10, 2020 10:44 AM (ufFY8)

350 I used to show this scene in my classes when we got to the Academies and the Beau Ideal.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020


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At the University of Maverique, they focus also on the Bret Ideal and the Bart Ideal.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:44 AM (Ejm1K)

351 Also, Mnuchin and Pompeo will be making a statement on Iranian sanctions soon.

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 10:44 AM (cF8AT)

352 WTF?
Boobs AND elephants?!?

Awesome!

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 10, 2020


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Put "import scene" model Francine Dee front and center, and you can have any kind of animal you want in the background. Nobody will ever notice it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:45 AM (Ejm1K)

353 At the University of Maverique, they focus also on the Bret Ideal and the Bart Ideal.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:44 AM (Ejm1K)

No Goose Ideal or Iceman Ideal?

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:45 AM (q1Pj5)

354
I've probably mangled that explanation but you get what I mean)
Posted by: Tami

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Does it mean Nancy is still paralyzed by her own Dem idiocy?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:46 AM (13CQC)

355 Point of order: is the 100 comment rule only for this hoitytoity art thread or is it for all?

Posted by: dingbat


Art thread, Ace's movie reviews, Any long Ace post where he really puts a lot of work into it, and the specialty weekend threads.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:46 AM (nQpdK)

356 Does it mean Nancy is still paralyzed by her own Dem idiocy?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:46 AM (13CQC)

Yes

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 10:46 AM (cF8AT)

357 Put "import scene" model Francine Dee front and center, and you can have any kind of animal you want in the background. Nobody will ever notice it.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:45 AM (Ejm1K)

Oh. Oh my. I'll be in my bunk...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 10:47 AM (NWiLs)

358 Headless Woman Escapes from Topless Bar?

Posted by: NY POST at January 10, 2020 10:47 AM (CqE5x)

359 Now, THAT's art!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 10, 2020 10:47 AM (so+oy)

360 You gotta see this new Trump campaign video. It is awesome:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/sc8lbge

Posted by: IrishEi at January 10, 2020 10:47 AM (sGotD)

361 I find it amusing that such a jarring painting would engender such a long discussion about this type of art and the school from which it came.

Well done, CBD!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (oBfF8)

362 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:36 AM (zZbCU)

Deadly Code is a good movie set in USSR and post USSR . John Malkovich.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (qcIWB)

363 Nietzsche said,"out of chaos comes order."
Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 10:42 AM (isRRc)

However, what he did not say is also important:

Namely that there will be order, but it will not be order you like!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (+00Vt)

364 My mother would press leftover spaghetti noodles into a greased bread loaf pan and bake it in the oven to form a solid loaf that could be sliced and used later.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:42 AM (0fbbp)

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That sounds interesting. I might experiment with that at some point.

Regarding the noodle "cake," I'm going to make a soy sauce mixture to pour in the center of it and cover it briefly while all the steam and flavor try to escape. That and some shrimp/chicken/scallops/beef + some vegetables should be pretty tasty.

The buttery browned crust of the noodles was really great, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (uA81g)

365 355 Art thread, Ace's movie reviews, Any long Ace post where he really puts a lot of work into it, and the specialty weekend threads.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:46 AM (nQpdK)

Why I hardly ever post on weekends.

Never learned how to play chess.

Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (sm6Pk)

366 please pray for our military....kids co. is doing something heavy....God help them do it well.

Posted by: phoenixgirl happy 10th day of Christmas at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (0O7c5)

367 Stealing from Wiki

Regarding the art of collage, Ernst said, "It is the systematic exploitation of the coincidental or artificially provoked encounter of two or more unrelated realities on an apparently inappropriate plane and the spark of poetry created by the proximity of these realities."[4]

The central focus of the painting is a giant mechanical elephant. It is round and has a trunk-like hose protruding from it. The figure's round body was modeled after a photograph in an anthropological journal of a clay corn bin from a southern Sudanese culture, the Konkombwa.[5] Celebes suggests "ritual and totemic sculpture of African origin", evidenced by the totem-like pole at right and the figure's bull horns.[2] The painting uniquely combines found imagery and non-Western visual elements.[2]

Ernst's creature has a frilly metallic cuff or collar, and a horned head and tail. The low horizon emphasizes the creature's bulk, and the gesture of the headless mannequin introduces the viewer to the figure. The mannequin wears a surgical glove, a common Surrealist symbol. This nude figure may have a mythological connotation, suggesting the abduction of Europa by Zeus while disguised as a bull.[3] The mostly empty sky contains more incongruities: there are two fish 'flying' at left (one writer considers the scene to be underwater[3]). The black shape to the right of the fish looks like an oncoming airplane, and there is a trail of smoke in the right part of the sky. These may be allusions to the "mechanical terror of the war experience" which led to Ernst writing, 'On the 1st of August 1914 Max Ernst died. He was resurrected on the 11 November 1918 as a young man who aspired to find the myths of his time.'[2] Celebes, then, seems to represent the myth of destruction.[2]

"Celebes" was once the popular name for the island of Sulawesi, one of the Greater Sunda Islands of Indonesia. Ernst told Roland Penrose that the title Celebes was derived from the opening words of a German schoolboys' rhyme with sexual connotations.


That's F'ing deep!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: Groundhog at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (VYwSh)

368
woo-hoo! Additional sanctions against Iran.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:49 AM (13CQC)

369 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:45 AM (Ejm1K)

What background?
You mean to tell me there's background?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 10, 2020 10:49 AM (+00Vt)

370 365 355 Art thread, Ace's movie reviews, Any long Ace post where he really puts a lot of work into it, and the specialty weekend threads.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:46 AM (nQpdK)

Why I hardly ever post on weekends.

Never learned how to play chess.
Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (sm6Pk)

You should give it a try. At least learn the basics. It's good for the brain.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 10:50 AM (NWiLs)

371 Put "import scene" model Francine Dee front and
center, and you can have any kind of animal you want in the background.
Nobody will ever notice it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:45 AM (Ejm1K)



>>>Oh. Oh my. I'll be in my bunk...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 10:47 AM (NWiLs)


She's not a shy gal. At all. Keep SafeSearch ON!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:50 AM (q1Pj5)

372 Why I hardly ever post on weekends.

Never learned how to play chess.
Posted by: Allie


Actually, the chess thread is usually also an open thread. He says that in the header.

More for the movie, gardening and food threads.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:50 AM (nQpdK)

373 I know Ernst as a Surrealist, but this looks like
DADA. Surrealism is an off-shoot of DADA and tried to give order to
DADA's chaos.



And that's what this is, an orgy of chaos. There is very little
meaning to DADA, if any at all. You either like it or you don't. With
DADA, always keep in mind that WWI just ended and these people are
trying to deal with and understand what just happened. Also Ernst is
German, so he's dealing with the War and its aftermath in that specific
way too.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 09:46 AM (OyyDO)


So, these painters have DADA issues?

No one uttered this joke yet?

I don't know you people.
And, I have no clue what a DADA is.....

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 10, 2020 10:50 AM (ufFY8)

374 I liked Citizen X too.
I think I was just fascinated by the idea that the Soviets would flat out deny that it was possible for serial murders to occur in their perfect society.

I think I read the book before I had quite wrapped my head around the insanity of the Left

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:51 AM (G546f)

375 And, I have no clue what a DADA is.....

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 10, 2020 10:50 AM (ufFY

Then you understand it perfectly.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:51 AM (OyyDO)

376 She's not a shy gal. At all. Keep SafeSearch ON!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020


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At least until you get home. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:51 AM (Ejm1K)

377 And, I have no clue what a DADA is.....

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 10, 2020 10:50 AM (ufFY
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It was a band that had a brief run in the nineties.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (oBfF8)

378
Ben Rhodes is surely having a breakdown right now.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (13CQC)

379 CBD, food question for you. Are you aware of a named technique where noodles are cooked properly before being put in a pan and browned to make a solid "cake" almost like hash browns?



My mother would press leftover spaghetti noodles into a greased bread loaf pan and bake it in the oven to form a solid loaf that could be sliced and used later.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:42 AM (0fbbp)

********

That would be Kugel.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (flINI)

380 >>There's a great scene in the movie "Amadeus" about the purpose of art.
One of the Emperor's aides is trying to explain to Mozart, the upstart
modernist, the purpose of art. I used to show this scene in my classes
when we got to the Academies and the Beau Ideal.

- - - -
Heh. Did you also show them any clips from "(untitled)"?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Kgmv6BrEo

Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (bDqIh)

381 Here's a spaghetti question: do you guys rinse and oil your noodles so that they separate, or do you like the gummy glued together style?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (0fbbp)

382 oops i forgot to change my nic

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (0O7c5)

383 Never learned how to play chess.
Posted by: Allie at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (sm6Pk)

I may be wrong but I thought the Chess Thread is deliberately an open thread,

but with a chest theme!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (+00Vt)

384 Iranians using bulldozers to gently scrape the plane wreckage off to a secure dumping site.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (JFO2v)

385 I see from J.J.'s Morning Report that Huber didn't come.

Other than PDT, are there no real men in Washington, D.C.? /rhetorical

Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (WqPYg)

386 374 I liked Citizen X too.
I think I was just fascinated by the idea that the Soviets would flat out deny that it was possible for serial murders to occur in their perfect society.

I think I read the book before I had quite wrapped my head around the insanity of the Left
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:51 AM (G546f)

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It's like watching a movie from another world.

It's a police procedural that doesn't follow any of the rules of police procedurals because the Soviet system was so different.

Kinda makes me wish for a police procedural set in Revolutionary France.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (zZbCU)

387 Here's a spaghetti question: do you guys rinse and
oil your noodles so that they separate, or do you like the gummy glued
together style?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (0fbbp)

I salt the water they boil in. That seems to help. No rinsing or oiling.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (q1Pj5)

388 You should give it a try. At least learn the basics. It's good for the brain.

And very, very humbling.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2020 10:54 AM (EYsyU)

389 375
And, I have no clue what a DADA is.....



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 10, 2020 10:50 AM (ufFY



Then you understand it perfectly.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:51 AM (OyyDO)

You just went all "Snatch this pebble from my hand, Grasshopper" on me.
I'll allow it.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 10, 2020 10:54 AM (ufFY8)

390
John Kerry is frantically trying to get the mullahs on the phone. They won't take his calls.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:54 AM (13CQC)

391 Killer dolphins! They've got killer dolphins!

Iran 'has fleet of killer dolphins trained to blow up ships'...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2020 10:54 AM (+y/Ru)

392 "Never learned how to play chess."

Oddly enough, the Chess Thread IS specifically labeled as an open thread.

Suitable for all topics and comments.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2020 10:54 AM (tT0V4)

393 I think I read the book before I had quite wrapped my head around the insanity of the Left
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:51 AM (G546f)
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Thanks for the book suggestion!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:54 AM (oBfF8)

394 390
John Kerry is frantically trying to get the mullahs on the phone. They won't take his calls.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:54 AM (13CQC)

==========

"He told us that Trump was definitely going to be impeached! He led us to believe that all Nancy had to do was impeach in the House and Trump would be gone!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:55 AM (zZbCU)

395 381
Here's a spaghetti question: do you guys rinse and oil your noodles so
that they separate, or do you like the gummy glued together style?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (0fbbp)

_______


I don't rinse them, but someone advised me long ago to always use some olive oil when boiling pasta.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 10, 2020 10:55 AM (WqPYg)

396 >>It was a band that had a brief run in the nineties.


"Heard you got sick, sick in Santorini,

You found a Greek who liked martinis, you used the olives for bikinis . ."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2020 10:55 AM (bDqIh)

397 Heh. Did you also show them any clips from "(untitled)"?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Kgmv6BrEo
Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (bDqIh)

LOL. No. I did show "Un Chien Andalou" a few times tho but stopped because I couldn't take it anymore.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 10:55 AM (OyyDO)

398
Other than PDT, are there no real men in Washington, D.C.? /rhetorical
Posted by: ShainS

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Huber was in Utah.

TOTALLY DODGED.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:55 AM (13CQC)

399 This painting..... This is crap. The only redeeming quality is the tits. Nice tits honey but the rest is garbage.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 10, 2020 10:55 AM (myjNJ)

400 381
Here's a spaghetti question: do you guys rinse and oil your noodles so
that they separate, or do you like the gummy glued together style?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (0fbbp)

i put butter in the water before i throw the spaghetti in...i've never had a problem with them sticking together.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 10, 2020 10:55 AM (0O7c5)

401 I, for one, have always like institutional baked spaghetti with its inappropriate crust of government cheddar cheese on top and the red grease swimming below.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (0fbbp)

402 That would be Kugel.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (flINI)

The toning exercise guy?

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (q1Pj5)

403 Kinda makes me wish for a police procedural set in Revolutionary France.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (zZbCU)
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Les Miserable?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (oBfF8)

404 Here's a spaghetti question: do you guys rinse and oil your noodles so that they separate, or do you like the gummy glued together style?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (0fbbp)

Al Dente

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (qcIWB)

405 Ben Rhodes is surely having a breakdown right now.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (13CQC)

I think there are many on the left that are close to snapping.


I'm hoping a Trump win in November pushes them to end their misery.

Better than imposing it on the nation.

Posted by: Ha at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (NSFCQ)

406 392
"Never learned how to play chess."



Oddly enough, the Chess Thread IS specifically labeled as an open thread.



Suitable for all topics and comments.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2020 10:54 AM (tT0V4)

________


I believe it also has a 100 Comment rule: total comments about the chess problems will always be less than 100.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (WqPYg)

407 That would be Kugel.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (flINI)

The toning exercise guy?
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (q1Pj5)

********

I've never had Kegel noodles...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (flINI)

408 403 Kinda makes me wish for a police procedural set in Revolutionary France.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (zZbCU)
-----------

Les Miserable?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (oBfF

==========

That's the 1830s, I believe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (zZbCU)

409 This is what happens when you vacuum the "magic mushroom" grow room without the HEPA filter in place.

Posted by: DaveA at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (FhXTo)

410
"He told us that Trump was definitely going to be impeached! He led us to believe that all Nancy had to do was impeach in the House and Trump would be gone!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill

======

"And before that, he promised the woman would win! He led us to believe the fix was in!"

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (13CQC)

411 also boobs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfCjxZE0YgI


Posted by: DaveA at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (FhXTo)

412 >> did show "Un Chien Andalou" a few times tho but stopped because I couldn't take it anymore.


Oh, never heard of that one. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (bDqIh)

413 I don't rinse them, but someone advised me long ago to always use some olive oil when boiling pasta.
Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 10, 2020 10:55 AM (WqPYg)

I thought I read that oil prevents the noodles from absorbing the sauce, so not always a good idea.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (+00Vt)

414 I keep thinking that nude gal was added by some graffiti vandal. Completely out of place.

Over 250 comments, a little art self-plugola allowed? As some Moron wrote the other day, those who don't toot their own horn never get tooted. Something like that.

I thought to link to one of my weird old "daily doodles" works, but I can't find anything comparably weird as today's painting. Well, here's this, which I've linked to here before, just for fun:

mindfulwebworks.com/doodles/box-of-strange

Abstract alternative:

mindfulwebworks.com/doodles/queen-of-elements

[If you go there, wouldja test to see if the donation buttons work for you? ]

Posted by: mindful webworker - a finger in the eye of the beholder at January 10, 2020 10:58 AM (yT7Mu)

415 403 Kinda makes me wish for a police procedural set in Revolutionary France.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (zZbCU)
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Les Miserable?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (oBfF

A bit of trivia. During the Civil War, Confederate troops called themselves " Lee's Miserables". Dark, soldier humor.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 10:58 AM (90T4r)

416 412 >> did show "Un Chien Andalou" a few times tho but stopped because I couldn't take it anymore.


Oh, never heard of that one. . .
Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (bDqIh)

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It might be the most famous short film ever.

Alongside The Voyage to the Moon.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:58 AM (zZbCU)

417 Here's a spaghetti question: do you guys rinse and oil your noodles so that they separate, or do you like the gummy glued together style?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020


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I put some salt in the water before boiling, if I remember. Never had a problem with the strands sticking together; I pour the whole thing out and through the colander, let the excess water drain for a moment, then slide the pasta into its bowl. Sauce or olive oil and seasoning follows.

However, I do angel hair rather than spaghetti, if that matters.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 10:58 AM (Ejm1K)

418 Hate to say it, but I went from looking at pix of the beautiful new stainless steel Colt Python to the ugliness of the Art Thread.

For the most part, I find that a lot of modern art may have technique but it is nihilistic and passionless. From this lowpoint, even a banana taped to a wall is preferable. At least a joke has some positive qualities.

Re: Impeachment, I am almost wondering if the House Dems want the Senate Republicans to dismiss the whole thing which A) gives them talking points about how the Turtle is a meany and a barrier to a "fair trial" and B) kills the issue quickly if they lose at the appellate court level to allow Dem candidates to start making their case for Prezzy.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2020 10:59 AM (EUDB2)

419 Mr. Incredible has been called.

Posted by: Buddy at January 10, 2020 10:59 AM (WX+x0)

420 A bit of trivia. During the Civil War, Confederate troops called themselves " Lee's Miserables". Dark, soldier humor.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 10:58 AM (90T4r)
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That's pretty darn good.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:59 AM (oBfF8)

421 I don't rinse them, but someone advised me long ago to always use some olive oil when boiling pasta.
Posted by: ShainS


*fistbump.

After boiling, dump in colander. Spay cold water on them to stop the cooking process.

Pro tip: Remove colander from face first.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:59 AM (nQpdK)

422 Here's a spaghetti question: do you guys rinse and oil your noodles so that they separate, or do you like the gummy glued together style?
Posted by: Grump928(C)

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After I strain them, (never rinse!, I'm not a barbarian!!), I'll throw a generous amount of butter on them. Even if I am using another sauce.

If I were off my Keto.

Which I'm not.

*snif*

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2020 10:59 AM (Y4EXg)

423 386 374 I liked Citizen X too.
I think I was just fascinated by the idea that the Soviets would flat out deny that it was possible for serial murders to occur in their perfect society.

I think I read the book before I had quite wrapped my head around the insanity of the Left
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 10:51 AM (G546f)

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It's like watching a movie from another world.

It's a police procedural that doesn't follow any of the rules of police procedurals because the Soviet system was so different.

Kinda makes me wish for a police procedural set in Revolutionary France.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (zZbCU)

Sounds like something the BBC would do. With the requisite gay & minority (but totally not anachronistic) characters, of course

Posted by: Hunter Biden at January 10, 2020 10:59 AM (Izzlo)

424 She's not a shy gal. At all. Keep SafeSearch ON!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 10:50 AM (q1Pj5)

Why would I do such a foolish thing?

Damn, she's mouth-watering.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 10:59 AM (NWiLs)

425 Pro tip: Remove colander from face first.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 10:59 AM (nQpdK)
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*makes note*

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 11:00 AM (oBfF8)

426 Ummm...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2020 11:00 AM (5kNdv)

427 412 >> did show "Un Chien Andalou" a few times tho but stopped because I couldn't take it anymore.


Oh, never heard of that one. . .
Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (bDqIh)

Here you go. It's... something else. Hint: It was co-written by Salvatore Dali and he even makes a cameo in it.


https://youtu.be/054OIVlmjUM

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 11:00 AM (OyyDO)

428
I'm hoping a Trump win in November pushes them to end their misery.

Better than imposing it on the nation.
Posted by: Ha

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If Trump gets the House back and keeps the Senate, one would expect some serious despair. At least the Republicans took Congress away from Obama after two short years.

But I wonder if they actually think they can beat Trump. Do they really think Warren or Buttigieg or Sanders or Biden will be President??

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 11:01 AM (13CQC)

429 John Kerry is frantically trying to get the mullahs on the phone. They won't take his calls.

He should fly over there right now. This is urgent.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2020 11:01 AM (VP1E6)

430 I believe it also has a 100 Comment rule: total comments about the chess problems will always be less than 100.
Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 10, 2020 10:56 AM (WqPYg)

I always thought that was a simple courtesy rule, but off-OT comments were allowed without scorn and approbation being delivered to the offender!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 10, 2020 11:01 AM (+00Vt)

431 If I were off my Keto.

Which I'm not.

*snif*
Posted by: Tonypete

Did keto for a year and worked great. But yeah, missed pasta the most during time.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 11:02 AM (isRRc)

432 John Kerry is frantically trying to get the mullahs on the phone. They won't take his calls.

They don't care if he can book James Taylor or not...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 11:02 AM (NWiLs)

433
You want a bearded Spock.
You'll take a bearded McCoy.
You'll get a bearded Uhura.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill


She walks like a bearded rainbow

https://youtu.be/2vVA-2IhIoo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2020 11:02 AM (aKsyK)

434 I thought I read that oil prevents the noodles from absorbing the sauce, so not always a good idea.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 10, 2020 10:57 AM (+00Vt)

______


Ah, that's interesting. I'll have to research that, thanks.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 10, 2020 11:03 AM (WqPYg)

435 361 I find it amusing that such a jarring painting would engender such a long discussion about this type of art and the school from which it came.

Well done, CBD!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 10:48 AM (oBfF

A picture of a fresh steaming turd would have had the same effect.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 11:03 AM (Kpl3J)

436 Yikes... That painting is exactly how I feel this morning

Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2020 11:03 AM (6XlcD)

437 >>Here you go. It's... something else. Hint: It was co-written by Salvatore Dali and he even makes a cameo in it.


Ah. I went to the Salvatore Dali museum in St. Pete, FL) and it was. . . not my cuppa. Maybe too much at once. It was interesting to discover that the huge print of the crucifixion that hung in may childhood minister's office was a Dali.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2020 11:03 AM (bDqIh)

438 431 If I were off my Keto.

Which I'm not.

*snif*
Posted by: Tonypete

Did keto for a year and worked great. But yeah, missed pasta the most during time.
Posted by: Howard Johnson at January 10, 2020 11:02 AM (isRRc)

I've been doing reduced carb, not strict Keto, and it's done some good things for me. Honestly I don't much miss the stuff I've taken out of my diet. It would be nice, but I don't crave it, if that makes any sense.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 11:04 AM (NWiLs)

439 https://youtu.be/054OIVlmjUM
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 11:00 AM (OyyDO)
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I didn't make it far.

Wow.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 11:04 AM (oBfF8)

440 Gawd, I friggin' HATE the press!

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 11:04 AM (cF8AT)

441 I need to try keto to reverse diabetes. Tired of feeling like shit all the time

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 10, 2020 11:05 AM (flINI)

442
He should fly over there right now. This is urgent.
Posted by: t-bird

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Via Ukrainian Airlines.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 11:05 AM (13CQC)

443 440 Gawd, I friggin' HATE the press!
Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 11:04 AM (cF8AT)

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You could always go with drip coffee instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 11:05 AM (zZbCU)

444 If I were Pompeo or Mnuchin, I'd just answer "Ya know...F all y'all."

Then leave the room.

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 11:05 AM (cF8AT)

445 Lady Gaga's name is a conscious reference to Dada.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (wzVKm)

446 Kinda makes me wish for a police procedural set in Revolutionary France.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 10:53 AM (zZbCU)

Sounds like something the BBC would do. With the requisite gay & minority (but totally not anachronistic) characters, of course
Posted by: Hunter Biden at January 10, 2020 10:59 AM (Izzlo)

Maybe the perp could be chased by a Chief Inspector named Javert. And he keeps getting away, but Javert keeps chasing him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (Kpl3J)

447 Gawd, I friggin' HATE the press!
Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020


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The gangs from the big ships usually hang around the waterfront. Go farther inland and you should be safe.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (Ejm1K)

448 441 I need to try keto to reverse diabetes. Tired of feeling like shit all the time
Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 10, 2020 11:05 AM (flINI)

yes you do. Best thing I ever did. I don't have diabetes, but I have heard that the results of keto on diabetics is even better for improving how you feel.

Posted by: seriously yall at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (sI15f)

449 No one wants to hear
what you dreamed about
unless you dreamed about them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (Ct55T)

450 40 years..

ABC News - America Held Hostage to America the Terrorist.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (5kNdv)

451 439 https://youtu.be/054OIVlmjUM
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 11:00 AM (OyyDO)
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I didn't make it far.

Wow.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 11:04 AM (oBfF

It was the eyeball scene, right?

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (OyyDO)

452 My ol' grandaddy was an elephant turrent gunner, back in the Great War.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (88+cf)

453 From the Saturday afternoon chess thread header:

Moviegique will be along later with the movie thread. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 11:07 AM (nQpdK)

454 374 I liked Citizen X too.
I think I was just fascinated by the idea that the Soviets would flat out deny that it was possible for serial murders to occur in their perfect society.

I think I read the book before I had quite wrapped my head around the insanity of the Left



That was an excellent book. There was also a very good movie made about it. If you can find it, watch it. Great performances abound in a little watched movie. Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max Von Sydow, and Jeffery DeMunn were all outstanding in it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 10, 2020 11:07 AM (vN4+Q)

455 Re: Impeachment, I am almost wondering if the House
Dems want the Senate Republicans to dismiss the whole thing which A)
gives them talking points about how the Turtle is a meany and a barrier
to a "fair trial" and B) kills the issue quickly if they lose at the
appellate court level to allow Dem candidates to start making their case
for Prezzy.

Posted by: whig


I think that's exactly what they have in mind.

Posted by: pep at January 10, 2020 11:08 AM (T6t7i)

456 That reminds me, - I need to put a brisket in the smoker.

Posted by: Fritz at January 10, 2020 11:08 AM (2Mnv1)

457 Here's a spaghetti question: do you guys rinse and oil your noodles so
that they separate, or do you like the gummy glued together style?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 10:52 AM (0fbbp)


If you oil (or butter) your noodles, the sauce does not adhere as well. Rinsing after cooking, on the other hand, will remove some starch but adds water (even after the noodles are re-drained). The best solution is to make the pasta and then toss it with the sauce before it has a chance to stick together. That way the sauce itself keeps the noodles from sticking to each other and you get maximum flavor with each bite. Also, aim for al dente when cooking your pasta. It will continue to cook briefly after you remove it from the boiling water anyway so it's not like you're going to get crunchy noodles. Pasta cooked to well-done in the pot will then overcook and become much more likely to stick together later.

Posted by: HTL at January 10, 2020 11:08 AM (on1DJ)

458 I think I was just fascinated by the idea that the Soviets would flat out deny that it was possible for serial murders to occur in their perfect society.

Ironic, considering Joe Stalin and Lavrentiy Beria.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)

459 It was the eyeball scene, right?
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (OyyDO)
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Yep.

It was quite obvious something bad was going to happen with the way the guy was stropping the razor.

And, the film didn't waste any time getting down to business.

Then, the music....

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (oBfF8)

460
The reason I'm talking about John Effin' Kerry is I saw him on Lawrence O'Donnell's show last night and the guy was UNHINGED. He was sweating and shouting and carrying on and on like a street person. Really, these people are losing sleep and spending their waking hours with their minds all wound up, blocked up, stuffed up.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (13CQC)

461 458 I think I was just fascinated by the idea that the Soviets would flat out deny that it was possible for serial murders to occur in their perfect society.

Ironic, considering Joe Stalin and Lavrentiy Beria.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)

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Murder does not happen in Soviet Russia. Murder is a capitalistic disease.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (zZbCU)

462 Maybe the perp could be chased by a Chief Inspector named Javert. And he keeps getting away, but Javert keeps chasing him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (Kpl3J)

With an assist from Inspector Clouseau.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (q1Pj5)

463 Ironic, considering Joe Stalin and Lavrentiy Beria.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)
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Peasant! Komrade Stalin was not aware of the excesses!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (oBfF8)

464 Except for Tulsi Gabbard, which of the Democrat hopefuls has ever said anything good about America and its troops in the past six months?

Zero.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (5kNdv)

465 the "Police Procedural" set in Revolutionary France is Tale of Two Cities.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 11:10 AM (Kpl3J)

466 I think that's exactly what they have in mind.
Posted by: pep at January 10, 2020 11:08 AM (T6t7i)
+++++++++++++
Give it to them.

At this point, they have done a lot of damage to themselves and pushing it harder is unlikely to make marginal progress. Give them the talking point, which they will kill quickly because it serves to keep their sham impeachment in the headlines (which no one wants). Let Trump bring it up at his rallies.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 11:10 AM (I2dne)

467 459 It was the eyeball scene, right?
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (OyyDO)
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Yep.

It was quite obvious something bad was going to happen with the way the guy was stropping the razor.

And, the film didn't waste any time getting down to business.

Then, the music....
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (oBfF

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It was a donkey eye.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 11:10 AM (zZbCU)

468 ((Anna Puma))

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 10, 2020 11:10 AM (0O7c5)

469 The reason I'm talking about John Effin' Kerry is I saw him on Lawrence O'Donnell's show last night and the guy was UNHINGED. He was sweating and shouting and carrying on and on like a street person. Really, these people are losing sleep and spending their waking hours with their minds all wound up, blocked up, stuffed up.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (13CQC)
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He sounds like a guilty person fleeing where none are pursuing...yet.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 11:11 AM (oBfF8)

470 465 the "Police Procedural" set in Revolutionary France is Tale of Two Cities.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 11:10 AM (Kpl3J)

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More of a drama.

I want the police to be the main character, and he has to navigate the strictures of the Revolutionary government to find a crime the Revolutionary government doesn't really want solved.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 11:11 AM (zZbCU)

471 Very interesting. What the hell is it?

Posted by: Caliban at January 10, 2020 11:11 AM (QE8X6)

472 459 It was the eyeball scene, right?
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 11:06 AM (OyyDO)
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Yep.

It was quite obvious something bad was going to happen with the way the guy was stropping the razor.

And, the film didn't waste any time getting down to business.

Then, the music....
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 11:09 AM (oBfF

It's always the eyeball scene. To think you missed Dali being dragged across a floor while strapped to a broken piano and a dead mule.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 11:11 AM (OyyDO)

473 It was a donkey eye.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 11:10 AM (zZbCU)

Mutilating a poor animal just to make some pile of intentionally meaningless bullshit.

Assholes.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 11:11 AM (Ct55T)

474
Re: Impeachment, I am almost wondering if the House
Dems want the Senate Republicans to dismiss the whole thing which A)
gives them talking points about how the Turtle is a meany and a barrier
to a "fair trial" and B) kills the issue quickly if they lose at the
appellate court level to allow Dem candidates to start making their case
for Prezzy.

Posted by: whig

========

Yes. They've left the loaded gun lying on the table with a note saying "Stop me before I impeach again."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 11:12 AM (13CQC)

475 Monkey! Save us from whatever that is above!

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at January 10, 2020 11:12 AM (Tt761)

476 If you oil (or butter) your noodles, the sauce does not adhere as well. Rinsing after cooking, on the other hand, will remove some starch but adds water (even after the noodles are re-drained). The best solution is to make the pasta and then toss it with the sauce before it has a chance to stick together. That way the sauce itself keeps the noodles from sticking to each other and you get maximum flavor with each bite. Also, aim for al dente when cooking your pasta. It will continue to cook briefly after you remove it from the boiling water anyway so it's not like you're going to get crunchy noodles. Pasta cooked to well-done in the pot will then overcook and become much more likely to stick together later.

Posted by: HTL


Is that for fresh, hand made noodles or dry, boxed noodles?

Or is there a difference?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 11:12 AM (nQpdK)

477 It vexes me.

Posted by: eleven at January 10, 2020 11:12 AM (M0u+N)

478 Best comment of the day ..

if you kill one terrorist mastermind, another will rise in his place. But the fact is that masterminds like Soleimani do not grow on trees. If you think of him as the Steve Jobs of state-sponsored terror, then it seems plausible to likely that he will be followed by a less creative type -- the Tim Cook of terror, say.

I like that. The Tim Cook of Terror. Enough! of innovation and loyal followers .. let's focus on the supply chain.

Posted by: SMOD at January 10, 2020 11:12 AM (3aI0K)

479 473 It was a donkey eye.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 11:10 AM (zZbCU)

Mutilating a poor animal just to make some pile of intentionally meaningless bullshit.

Assholes.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 11:11 AM (Ct55T)

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Addendum:

The donkey was already dead. Procured from a butcher, if I remember correctly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 11:12 AM (zZbCU)

480 Heya PG, how goes?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2020 11:12 AM (5kNdv)

481
Mr Secretary, what is your definition of imminent!!??

Mr Secretary, I'm a fake reporter trying to entrap you!!??

Posted by: Rabbi Soothsayer at January 10, 2020 11:12 AM (cCaW5)

482 He should fly over there right now. This is urgent.
Posted by: t-bird

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Via Ukrainian Airlines.

-
Those Ukrain planes really get knocked out
They leave the rest behind

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2020 11:13 AM (+y/Ru)

483 Was dadaism some European fad from the 30's that involved sex toys, bovine and topless hussies? Need to know. Trying to broaden my horizons beyond Rick and Morty.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...seeking a new level of awareness at January 10, 2020 11:13 AM (Aj7Zq)

484 FBN: Yesterday a Russian warship 'aggressively approached' US naval destroyer in Arabian sea. Ignored calls to change course.

Finally went around it.

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 11:13 AM (cF8AT)

485 I like that. The Tim Cook of Terror. Enough! of innovation and loyal followers .. let's focus on the supply chain.
Posted by: SMOD at January 10, 2020 11:12 AM (3aI0K)

I thought that meant "pay Chinese children a pittance to do it for you"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2020 11:13 AM (Ct55T)

486 Yes Jean Francois Cary is a wicked man, from the time he intoned "Jenghis Khan" until today.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2020 11:13 AM (5kNdv)

487

Mr Secretary, we have ways to make you talk!!

Posted by: Rabbi Soothsayer at January 10, 2020 11:13 AM (cCaW5)

488 It's always the eyeball scene. To think you missed Dali being dragged across a floor while strapped to a broken piano and a dead mule.
Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2020 11:11 AM (OyyDO)
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No, I'm good. I don't think I missed it at all.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 11:13 AM (oBfF8)

489 I find it amusing that such a jarring painting would engender such a
long discussion about this type of art and the school from which it
came.


This painting looks like it came from the Midvale School for the Gifted.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 11:13 AM (HaL55)

490
I want the police to be the main character, and he has to navigate the strictures of the Revolutionary government to find a crime the Revolutionary government doesn't really want solved.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill

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Cool idea. Someone shoudl wr ite it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 11:14 AM (13CQC)

491 Donkey? Butcher?

Posted by: eleven at January 10, 2020 11:14 AM (M0u+N)

492 I'm still mort.

Posted by: Zombie Salami at January 10, 2020 11:14 AM (EgshT)

493 Utah has surpassed Arizona as the state with the worst gop senators

Posted by: DanMan at January 10, 2020 11:14 AM (XTiHL)

494 490
I want the police to be the main character, and he has to navigate the strictures of the Revolutionary government to find a crime the Revolutionary government doesn't really want solved.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill

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Cool idea. Someone shoudl wr ite it.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2020 11:14 AM (13CQC)

==========

Well, I, for one, am not going to do the requisite research.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 10, 2020 11:14 AM (zZbCU)

495 FBN: Yesterday a Russian warship 'aggressively
approached' US naval destroyer in Arabian sea. Ignored calls to change
course.



Finally went around it.

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2020 11:13 AM (cF8AT)


Russian Warship: You know what you did!
American Destroyer: ???

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 10, 2020 11:15 AM (q1Pj5)

496 Nood

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 11:15 AM (uA81g)

497 Some decent TV can be found in the French police procedurals on Netflix. Their policing kinda sucks, because French, but the stories aren't bad.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 11:15 AM (NWiLs)

498 The Democrat Party is John Kerry catching a football forever and ever and ever...

Posted by: eleven at January 10, 2020 11:15 AM (M0u+N)

499 Monkey up

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2020 11:15 AM (nQpdK)

500 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 10, 2020 11:16 AM (Ejm1K)

501 Spock was (will be?) gay?

Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2020 11:16 AM (RuIsu)

502 428, Morticia, From what I understand, the Dems are hoping on a recession, some sort of war, and a planned steady bit of leaks from the Mueller investigation and Fisa materials fed to the MSM by the Dems illegal oppo research via govt agencies for two years (or more).

There is no doubt that planned Astroturf racial agitation funded by lefty donors and fanned by media will also try to bring Trump's approval numbers down for minorities.

There is a rock solid base for the Dems that is about 45% of the population while Trump has about the same.

The 2020 Prezzy fight is over the squishy eight to ten percent of persuadeables in swing states, many of which are traditional Dems in the Midwest. The fear by major DNC donors is that if the Dems go too far left on social or environmental issues, that they will be left with about 45-46 percent and the left base might stay home if they don't pick a woke candidate and go left on issues.

Thus, expect increasing 24/7 hatefest on Trump through the election--it is to unify the Dems on OrangeManBad for their candidate, avoid taking position on any issues if possible, and depress the handwringing OrangeManBad but economy good persuadeable voters.

The interesting thing is that Biden support appears to be a mile wide in national polls but his real test will come if he loses the first two states in Iowa and NH.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2020 11:17 AM (EUDB2)

503 Noodles

I rinse or not depending on what I'm making and who I'm making it for. My kids like everything mixed up, so I tend to just dump the sauce on top of the noodles in the noodle-boiling pot after I've drained the noodles.

I like my angel hair pasta to be separated, though, and I'll usually rinse it and toss it with a bit of butter.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 11:17 AM (uA81g)

504
I saw a clip of Kerry at a campaign stop for Biden and he was rambling on about Trump being unfit to be president and he was messing up everything in that region. I guess not being an anti-American POS and not giving billions to our enemies is not okay in that jagoff's book

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2020 11:17 AM (mpeBU)

505 US Navy thinking of making its LCS fleet motherships for missile armed drone ships

https://preview.tinyurl.com/vsaqugy

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2020 11:19 AM (5kNdv)

506 474, Morticia, apt comparison. If the Dems hold the House, I suspect that they might impeach again. If I was a Republican candidate for Congress, I would run with the old "Had Enough" style ads that show if people want the political stuff to end, they will have to vote out their Dem incumbent.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2020 11:20 AM (EUDB2)

507 460, Maybe Kerry is sweating bullets because he had to report back to Hillary that evening regarding the failure of his mission to cause Iran to punish the Orange Man.

He knows what fate occurs to those that disappoint the Queen of the DNC.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2020 11:24 AM (EUDB2)

508 Pasta. When in the Corps, and on night crew, a couple of us went to the chow hall for midrats. Now, for the uninformed, this is for people on night crew, watch, or sober enough to change into uniform when returning from town. The Sergeant running the chow hall night crew was a friend of my friend. He says, "try this". Always on the menu, besides usual breakfast stuff was spaghetti with meat sauce. He throws some on the flat top, gets it sizzling, flips it, and tops with two fried eggs. Don't knock it, the guy was a genius.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 10, 2020 11:26 AM (C1Lsn)

509 Ren and Stimpy background?

Posted by: Jim H at January 10, 2020 12:12 PM (9ff4I)

510 The elephant has horns ( tusks ) in both front and back end?

Posted by: Cleopatra's Asp at January 10, 2020 02:12 PM (xZjSg)

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