Mid-Morning Art Thread [Kris]

Bauernfeind Wailing Wall.jpg

Lament of the Faithful at the Wailing Wall
Gustav Bauernfeind

Bauernfeind was an Orientalist Jewish artist from Germany. Orientalism is a type of Romanticism that usually focuses on Near Eastern subject matter. Bauernfeind became attracted to the Orient through his travels and eventually moved his family to Jerusalem. There the mature phase of his career began, and he spent the rest of his life there.

The main elements of this work are composition and scale. The framing and cropping of the scene give the work intimacy and quiet. The viewer is taken right up to the foot of this massive, ancient retaining wall. We watch and listen to the faithful approach in reverence and prayer—some on their knees. The viewer’s point-of-view is slightly above and behind these worshippers. We’re not a part of the group and they are too occupied to notice us. Because the artist was Jewish, I think we are supposed to view this as Jews, but for me, a Gentile, I feel almost like a voyeur instead.

The Wall dominates the work. Its stones are massive and ancient. It feels timeless, yet the detailed rendering of the cracks and plants growing from those cracks also give it age. The plants give it life. The centuries have not been kind to this monument yet it stands defiant of that which it has endured. The Wall is closest to the viewer on the right and recedes into the background, transecting all the visual planes. This creates a very shallow stage for the subject matter to act. The closeness of everything is illustrated by the old man in the left foreground. He is very close to the Wall but he looks up to the top. Because he is so close and the Wall is so high, his head bends way back creating a very steep angle. My eye follows his gaze slowly up the façade, taking the details and the massiveness of the structure.

The shape and orientation of the canvas emphasize and exaggerate the proportions of the objects in the work. The tall and narrow canvas confines the figures to this well at the bottom. By having the Wall end at the very left edge of the canvas, it seems to extend beyond the frame, appearing endless, penning us in. The figures are dwarfed by the Wall’s height. At the bottom, each block is individually detailed. Some are cracked, some are inscribed. Variation in shading and color are carefully rendered. As the Wall rises, these details fade and eventually blend together. This adds still more height, in a similar way details fade and meld together as a landscape recedes towards a horizon creating a sense of depth and distance.

For all its massiveness and closeness, Bauernfeind allows for a small area of sky to peak through in the upper left. This cloudless sky creates an opening for my eye to escape this huge emotional weight. Compared to the solid-ness and intricate details of the Wall, the sky is featureless—just a light blue shape in the corner. Where most of the work is sober and solemn, the sky is relaxing and peaceful. When contrasted to the overall color tones of the rest of the work, the sky feels a little out of place, so Bauernfeind repeats the same blue in the garment of one of the faithful in the foreground. It links the two opposing corners and planes.

This work was painted by a Jew at a time when Zionism was taking hold. In this work I feel a sense of longing and mourning, with a bit of hope. It is a longing of a homeland, a place of safety and belonging, the identification with an ancient history. Bauernfeind depicts the central monument of his people who are still scattered and in danger throughout the world. To me, this work is a longing for Home.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 09:30 AM




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1 OT: first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:30 AM (q80AH)

2 The wall is as furry as Ace in places.

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 09:31 AM (YVvSQ)

3 It's no Thomas Kinkade.

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 09:31 AM (ZS9TG)

4 That's a tall painting

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 12, 2020 09:31 AM (VjHOE)

5 I would love to go to Israel

Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 12, 2020 09:31 AM (PkVlr)

6 Fake News.


I don't see any whales.


Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 09:31 AM (z0XD8)

7 Photo-Realism?

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2020 09:32 AM (X/Pw5)

8 That's a lot of wall.

Posted by: henry at February 12, 2020 09:32 AM (JMDly)

9 It's powerful, but too sad to hang.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 12, 2020 09:33 AM (XN+hF)

10 All in all, that's a lot of wall.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:33 AM (ZLI7S)

11 Kris says you want a dang wall I'll build the dang wall!

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2020 09:33 AM (ZfRYq)

12 "This work was painted"


I thought it was a photograph.

What are the things that look like dead monkeys nailed to the wall about half way up?

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 12, 2020 09:33 AM (XzVUd)

13 Botanical trivia: at least some of the bushes you see growing out of the wall are capers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caper

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 09:33 AM (Ewo9R)

14 Wall needs a haircut

Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2020 09:33 AM (Izzlo)

15 Interesting note on the sky, Kris. I immediately caught that as well. Good piece.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 09:34 AM (Boy/L)

16 Can't snark on the subject matter.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2020 09:34 AM (O7kBk)

17 would love to go to Israel
Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 12, 2020 09:31 AM (PkVlr)

El Al/Customer service
1 (800) 223-6700

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:34 AM (85Gof)

18
The wall needs yesterday's hedgetrimmer.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2020 09:34 AM (7rVsF)

19 Very nice. Great write-up Kris ! (Never heard of the guy). When was this painted ??

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM (zr5Kq)

20 What are the things that look like dead monkeys nailed to the wall about half way up?

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 12, 2020 09:33 AM (XzVUd)

Kudzu....damn stuff grows everywhere.

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM (X/Pw5)

21 El Al/Customer service
1 (800) 223-6700
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:34 AM (85Gof)


You have a number where I can sell a kidney?

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM (ZfRYq)

22 Beautiful painting.

Posted by: dantesed at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM (88xKn)

23 12 "This work was painted"


I thought it was a photograph.

What are the things that look like dead monkeys nailed to the wall about half way up?

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 12, 2020 09:33 AM (XzVUd)

The Wails. Terrible nuisance, so an example is made of some to scare off the others.

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM (YVvSQ)

24 So, this wall escaped the Roman destruction in 70 AD?

Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM (90T4r)

25 The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.


Bonus points to moron who knows who that quote comes from.

Posted by: Guzalot at February 12, 2020 09:36 AM (prSvo)

26 Why can't we have a happy wall?

A fun wall?

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 09:36 AM (QLPEO)

27 Whaling Wall? I don't see any whales.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:36 AM (+y/Ru)

28
Commissioned by the Prince of Wails.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2020 09:36 AM (7rVsF)

29 Very realistic looking.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 12, 2020 09:36 AM (tVQUs)

30 You have a number where I can sell a kidney?
Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM (ZfRYq)

Same number. Press option 5

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:36 AM (85Gof)

31 I see a similarity to John Singer Sargent

Posted by: Groundhog at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (VYwSh)

32 @24 Either that or it is really a Roman construction, from what was once the building next door. There is argument, of course.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (oRpiG)

33 Bonus points to moron who knows who that quote comes from.


=

Jimmy Connors !

Posted by: runner, totally guessing at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (zr5Kq)

34 Wailing, not blubbering.

Posted by: Lizzy Warpath at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (W/jRn)

35 > Whaling Wall? I don't see any whales.

Then it's working. The wall was built to keep them out.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (Ewo9R)

36 I have been there and I have done that. Jerusalem is a must see and do.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (CLteG)

37 Is that Princess Leia?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (PkVlr)

38 >>You have a number where I can sell a kidney? Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM (ZfRYq)


Zod has a website where you can purchase pizza(s) to be sent to Israeli troops: www.pizzaidf.com

"We came here to kick Hizballah ass and eat pizza. And we're all out of...wait...huh. We're not all out of pizza."

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (ZS9TG)

39 Thar' she blows!!!

Oh, sorry, not that kind of whale.

Posted by: stumck at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (w9Wax)

40 *wait, was I off topic ? But..I was responding to a wall related comment !

Posted by: runner, totally guessing at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (zr5Kq)

41 *Cough* sock

Posted by: Rex B at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (W/jRn)

42 In both the version on the main page and the clicky through thingie you can't see the whole painting without scrolling, so that takes something away from understanding it.

I don't know, I don't get much from it. It's a picture postcard of what it looked like at the wall some time ago.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (wzVKm)

43 The Wall dominates the work.

There's an understatement for you!

Posted by: mindful webworker
art is a different country
at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (TIFWI)

44 And the left is still mad that Trump has stated that the scene portrayed here should always be a part of Israel, not a part of some mythical "palestine".

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (V2Yro)

45 When contrasted to the overall color tones of the rest of the work, the sky feels a little out of place...

I like it. The muted colors of the painting help convey the weight of grief while the sky represents a bit of hope to me.

Posted by: no good deed at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (MmFTx)

46
Speaking of Wailing - a slightly off-topic limerick

The actor Smollet tries and fails
He's bemoaning his legal travails
He moans unrequited
Since he's now been indicted
A reboot of "The Outlaw Jussie Wails"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (m45I2)

47 I like the use of perspective.

And the rough geometry of the wall.

I'd probably hang that as an entrance hallway kinda dealio.

To emphasize the perspective as folks walked in.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (z0XD8)

48 37 Is that Princess Leia?

She was a Druish Princess.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (XN+hF)

49 Next year in Jerusalem!

Posted by: Captain Ned at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (IVye1)

50 If you go to wikipedia for the Western Wall, they have this painting, as well as a photograph taken in 1870 at what might be the same place.

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2020 09:39 AM (ZfRYq)

51 Jerusalem is probably more impressive than Mosul, Iraq.

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 09:39 AM (ZS9TG)

52 The detail and accuracy of the painting is stunning.


Unless he had a photographic memory and or took two months to paint each painting, he must have used photo reference.


Which would have cost a fortune in the period he painted.

Posted by: John Thornton at February 12, 2020 09:39 AM (5KnDh)

53 I wonder if the scale is correct...NGU ? Is that about right for height ?

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:39 AM (zr5Kq)

54 So how does the painting compare to the real section of the wall it's based on. That would be an interesting comparison. I think that was done with a cityscape painting a few years ago. Showing the painting side by side with the actual view.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 12, 2020 09:39 AM (G2zl5)

55 43 The Wall dominates the work.

There's an understatement for you!
Posted by: mindful webworker
art is a different country
at February 12, 2020 09:38 AM (TIFWI)

That wall has dominated every Middle Eastern issue for the last 80 years. Or if you want to be really big picture, for the last 2000.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:39 AM (V2Yro)

56 Almost photo quality.

I agree, it's hard for me to snark on this one.

Makes me wonder what the completed building looked like, apart from artist's reconstructions based on descriptions.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at February 12, 2020 09:39 AM (2mteh)

57 Wall needs a haircut
Posted by: josephistan


*********

Could be moss. Either way, I'm lichen it.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 09:39 AM (m45I2)

58 You ever have something published and then realize you left out something important? I wrote that this work is pretty heavy, emotionally, but it wasn't until right now that I realized that there is a huge weight of history here too. It dwarfs the figures at the bottom, and the viewer, and, I think, the painter, too. It towers over us, hems us in. When I was writing this, that idea was in the background but I couldn't identify what I was feeling. I finally know what it was that was affecting me so.

Anyway, this is an addendum.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (OyyDO)

59 > Could be moss.

They're caper bushes. See above.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (Ewo9R)

60 The rocks look real. All I got.

Posted by: Cannibal Glob at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (Gtjwx)

61 How old is The Wailing Wall?

Posted by: dantesed at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (88xKn)

62 How is Jerusalem carved up nowadays? Is the Wall in Israeli control?

Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (90T4r)

63 I think it's a lovely painting. The colors he used in the wall are amazing.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (/669Q)

64 Whaling wall? Doesn't look like Wylands style

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (VjHOE)

65 wonder if the scale is correct...NGU ? Is that about right for height ?
Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:39 AM (zr5Kq)

Pretty much. What you do not see is the massive amount of the wall underground

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (85Gof)

66 Remarkable. I love photo-realism.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (muI26)

67 Lovely.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2020 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

68 How is Jerusalem carved up nowadays? Is the Wall in Israeli control?
Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (90T4r)




the wall is in Israeli control, yes

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:41 AM (zr5Kq)

69 Remarkable, lovely and poignant.

Posted by: IC at February 12, 2020 09:41 AM (sYDum)

70 Scroll down on the wikipedia article on the Western Wall to see this painting above a contemporary photo. The artist was really accurate.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Wall

Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (Izzlo)

71 How old is The Wailing Wall?
Posted by: dantesed at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (88xKn)

Different parts are a different age but the base wall goes all he way back to King Herod

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (85Gof)

72 Lovely.
Posted by: grammie winger



Yuge.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (QLPEO)

73 Rebuild the Temple.

Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (gmo/4)

74 Pretty much. What you do not see is the massive amount of the wall underground
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (85Gof)


cool. they are still digging and finding things from 2nd Temple days there, correct ?

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (zr5Kq)

75 Pretty much. What you do not see is the massive amount of the wall underground
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (85Gof)
+++++++++++
And few show the approach to the wall. You walk down a fairly long ramp to get to it. It's big.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (I2dne)

76 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Wall

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (ZfRYq)

77 How is Jerusalem carved up nowadays? Is the Wall in Israeli control?
Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (90T4r)

The Wall and Jerusalem are in Israeli Control. The Temple Mount is a tad more confusing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:43 AM (85Gof)

78 19 Very nice. Great write-up Kris ! (Never heard of the guy). When was this painted ??
Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM (zr5Kq)

A hint is in the last paragraph.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

79 74 Pretty much. What you do not see is the massive amount of the wall underground
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (85Gof)

cool. they are still digging and finding things from 2nd Temple days there, correct ?
Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (zr5Kq)

The Israelis and others keep trying, and the Arabs keep pitching a fit about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:43 AM (V2Yro)

80 Caper bushes.

So that's where they come from. I like capers. If you don't like anchovies, the brininess of capers makes a good substitute.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 12, 2020 09:43 AM (XN+hF)

81 cool. they are still digging and finding things from 2nd Temple days there, correct ?
Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (zr5Kq)
+++++++++++
I am not sure, and I look forward to NGU's answer. Remember that inside of the wall is under the dome on the rock, and is Arab. I don't know if they let Western archaeologists in or not.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 09:43 AM (I2dne)

82 >>Different parts are a different age but the base wall goes all he way back to King Herod

Kind of ironic that the left tells us constantly that walls don't work yet some of the most enduring structures every built by man are walls.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:43 AM (ZLI7S)

83 "Orientalist" has sure meant a lot of different things, and, a lot of them bad.

Old maps (before the Romans) had East at the top, and that's how "getting oriented" came around. Today we would never think of Jerusalem being in the Orient (if you were even allowed to say "orient"), but it means anything to the east of you. Obviously its day to day use has migrated somewhat.

One that gets me is "Middle East" and "Far East." There used to be a definition of the "Near East," North Africa, the Levant, plus Greece and the recent Muslim holdings in Yugoslavia. Except for some food labels, you just never see it any more -- could be because the Near East is in Paris and Edinburgh now?


Aden and Oman were once "quarantine ports," and there is a usage you may just see come back. We are running out of Air Force bases.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 12, 2020 09:44 AM (oRpiG)

84 What a beautiful painting. It gives a sense of majesty and reverence to the foundation of the Second Temple.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at February 12, 2020 09:44 AM (nvMvs)

85
80 Caper bushes.

So that's where they come from. I like capers. If you don't like anchovies, the brininess of capers makes a good substitute.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 12, 2020 09:43 AM (XN+hF)

Caper, or Rat Turd. The Eternal Question.

Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:44 AM (90T4r)

86 cool. they are still digging and finding things from 2nd Temple days there, correct ?
Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (zr5Kq)

Yes, what the Palis have not purposely destroyed. The fuckin animals

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:44 AM (85Gof)

87 82 >>Different parts are a different age but the base wall goes all he way back to King Herod

Kind of ironic that the left tells us constantly that walls don't work yet some of the most enduring structures every built by man are walls.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:43 AM (ZLI7S)

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I saw The Great Wall and how Matt Damon saved China from monsters by using a wall. I know history now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:44 AM (q80AH)

88 Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (Izzlo)

Cool-thank you!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 12, 2020 09:45 AM (XN+hF)

89
Rebuild the Temple.
Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (gmo/4)


It'll be yuge, classy and luxurious.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2020 09:45 AM (7rVsF)

90 And lest anyone misconstrue, I have utmost respect for the centuries-long travails of the Jewish people, emblematic in the setting of this painting.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 09:46 AM (m45I2)

91 There is plenty of digging going on around and in front of the Wall. Digging under the Temple Mount is a touchy subject. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:46 AM (85Gof)

92 Sister went to Israel last year.

At first glance, it didn't even look like a painting. The wall anyway.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 12, 2020 09:46 AM (vN4+Q)

93 One that gets me is "Middle East" and "Far East." There used to be a definition of the "Near East," North Africa, the Levant, plus Greece and the recent Muslim holdings in Yugoslavia.


'Pends where you're looking at it from. We call the Middle East that place that's way over there, in Europe that is still called the Near East because it's right there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2020 09:46 AM (wzVKm)

94 80 Caper bushes.

So that's where they come from. I like capers. If you don't like anchovies, the brininess of capers makes a good substitute.
Posted by: Guy Smiley

Anchovies and capers are a must in pasta puttanesca. Along with olives and garlic and tomatoes. Mmmmmm

Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 12, 2020 09:46 AM (PkVlr)

95 >>I saw The Great Wall and how Matt Damon saved China from monsters by using a wall. I know history now.

One of the most impressive things I've ever seen in person is the Great Wall. Saw it the same day I saw the Forbidden City which is also surrounded by an enormous wall.

Maybe walls don't work in America but they sure seem popular in other parts of the world.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:48 AM (ZLI7S)

96 The amazing things we could find under the Temple Mount would be amazing and mind blowing. Maybe one day. If the fuckin Arabs do not ruin it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:48 AM (85Gof)

97 This is not a joke.

Kincade did a painting of the wailing wall. Pretty good too.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 09:48 AM (Uytaa)

98
One that gets me is "Middle East" and "Far East." There used to be a definition of the "Near East," North Africa, the Levant, plus Greece and the recent Muslim holdings in Yugoslavia. Except for some food labels, you just never see it any more -- could be because the Near East is in Paris and Edinburgh now?"

I recall pondering that some time ago, and realizing that it all makes perfect sense when you take into account the age those terms first came into use - the early Victorian.

All of the directions are based on using the English city of Greenwhich as the starting, "zero" point. Remember, the very first Standard Time done by anyone was "Greenwich Mean Time", that's where the Royal Observatory and Board of Standards and Measures was based.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:48 AM (V2Yro)

99 95 >>I saw The Great Wall and how Matt Damon saved China from monsters by using a wall. I know history now.

One of the most impressive things I've ever seen in person is the Great Wall. Saw it the same day I saw the Forbidden City which is also surrounded by an enormous wall.

Maybe walls don't work in America but they sure seem popular in other parts of the world.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:48 AM (ZLI7S)

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There's that useless collection of stone that surrounds Obama's house in DC. Don't know what to call it, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (q80AH)

100 "fall on your knees and hear the angels...."

Posted by: None shall pass at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (JdcHc)

101 96 The amazing things we could find under the Temple Mount would be amazing and mind blowing. Maybe one day. If the fuckin Arabs do not ruin it.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:48 AM (85Gof)

Given their track record, they would blow it up if they could.

Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (90T4r)

102 74 Pretty much. What you do not see is the massive amount of the wall underground
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:40 AM (85Gof)


cool. they are still digging and finding things from 2nd Temple days there, correct ?
Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:42 AM (zr5Kq)

Unfortunately, archaeology from Israel is if-y. There is a cottage industry of fake artifacts that has grown within the last 50 years or so that makes scholarship difficult and questionable. It's mostly Christians with money that are fueling it (as a Christian myself, I hate to admit it and it actually hurts our message).

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

103 >>I saw The Great Wall and how Matt Damon saved China from monsters by using a wall. I know history now. Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:44 AM (q80AH)

Someone
posted here that there was poetic justice in seeing a movie made where
Mars-marooned Matt Damon survived on potatoes grown in his own shit.
MATT DA-MON.

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (ZS9TG)

104 Impressive piece of work. Very impressive. How large is it?

Posted by: RobM1981 at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (WjMpZ)

105 96 The amazing things we could find under the Temple Mount would be amazing and mind blowing. Maybe one day. If the fuckin Arabs do not ruin it.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:48 AM (85Gof)

I heard that there's a little model of a city that you can use to find the Lost Ark.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (V2Yro)

106 There's that useless collection of stone that surrounds Obama's house in DC. Don't know what to call it, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (q80AH)

"Dome of the Crock"

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (X/Pw5)

107 The wall is a symbol for exclusion.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (KUaJL)

108 105 96 The amazing things we could find under the Temple Mount would be amazing and mind blowing. Maybe one day. If the fuckin Arabs do not ruin it.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:48 AM (85Gof)

I heard that there's a little model of a city that you can use to find the Lost Ark.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (V2Yro)

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Yeah, if you make sure to take back that which belongs to the Hebrew God first. Without that, you're digging in the wrong place.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (q80AH)

109 We already found all the really neat stuff.

Posted by: Knights Templar at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (gmo/4)

110 102

Unfortunately, archaeology from Israel is if-y. There is a cottage industry of fake artifacts that has grown within the last 50 years or so that makes scholarship difficult and questionable. It's mostly Christians with money that are fueling it (as a Christian myself, I hate to admit it and it actually hurts our message).
Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

Like " True Cross" relic hucksterism, from the past?

Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (90T4r)

111 There is argument, of course.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM (oRpiG)

Uh...from whom?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (dLLD6)

112 I thought this was a photo. It only became obvious it was a painting as I got down toward the figures. The detail and lifelike colors used throughout are the first impressions. It was only after the effect of those qualities that the emotional aspects come through.

I feel several layers of reaction. The first is a past glory able to build such an edifice and ancient age in the worn stone. The second is in the worshipful attitude of the people at the bottom of the wall showing a sense of continuity throughout the centuries. Is there longing for the past or veneration because of the age? I'm not sure but I suspect the faithful would focus on the present. It's the outsider who is more likely to wonder about the world of the wall's origin. The third is feeling the weight of the years in the massive quality of the stones.

This is a highly effective work both in the technical talent of the artist and in the questions and various reactions of the viewers.

Posted by: JTB at February 12, 2020 09:51 AM (7EjX1)

113 Bernie would like it better if it were the Berlin Wall. With commie machinegunners and Stasi everywhere. Then it'd be a honeymoon spot.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:51 AM (+y/Ru)

114 MSNBC is covering for Bloomie.

Was just in the break room and the Chyron says:
"Former mayor saus Stop & Frisk Was Overused in NYC"

Yeah, overused on *white people.* Underused on others. Fascinating. I wonder if it will work. This is exactly like the "pussy tape" where they leave off context. It worked in that case...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 09:51 AM (I2dne)

115 >>The amazing things we could find under the Temple Mount would be amazing and mind blowing.

If they find a centuries old Templar Knight asking us to chose wisely I for one am going freak out.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:51 AM (ZLI7S)

116
The amazing things we could find under the Temple Mount would be amazing and mind blowing.

We have top men working on it.

Top. Men.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2020 09:51 AM (7rVsF)

117 There's that useless collection of stone that surrounds Obama's house in DC. Don't know what to call it, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Useless?
An "Obama"

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (vd8XM)

118 115 >>The amazing things we could find under the Temple Mount would be amazing and mind blowing.

If they find a centuries old Templar Knight asking us to chose wisely I for one am going freak out.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:51 AM (ZLI7S)

==========

The King of Kings would only drink from a golden cup.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (q80AH)

119 @93 Yes. But they have moved. And nobody says "Near East."
Other than that, I could not agree more.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (oRpiG)

120 Did anyone hear me? Thomas Kincade did a painting of the Wailing Wall. That's got to elicit a comment or two right?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (Uytaa)

121 The wall is a symbol for exclusion.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (KUaJL)
++++++++++++
Funny. I wonder if anyone has claimed that about the Western Wall. It is primarily foundational as opposed to defensive. The wall around the Old City is, of course, primarily defensive.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (I2dne)

122 Unfortunately, archaeology from Israel is if-y. There is a cottage industry of fake artifacts that has grown within the last 50 years or so that makes scholarship difficult and questionable. It's mostly Christians with money that are fueling it (as a Christian myself, I hate to admit it and it actually hurts our message).
Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

That's an old, old game. Charles Mackay, in "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds", published in 1841, wrote that if all of the pieces of the "True Cross" were to be brought back together, one could reforest the mountains of Lebanon.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (V2Yro)

123 I heard that there's a little model of a city that you can use to find the Lost Ark.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:50 AM (V2Yro)

Are you talking about the model at the Holy Land Hotel? Nice model. Very educational but nothing to do with the ark

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (85Gof)

124 >>The King of Kings would only drink from a golden cup.

Can I have your stuff?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (ZLI7S)

125 the wall is in Israeli control, yes

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:41 AM (zr5Kq)

FTFY

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (dLLD6)

126 Yes. But they have moved. And nobody says "Near East."
Other than that, I could not agree more.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (oRpiG)
++++++++++
Isn't the "Near East" Turkeyish? Or I am misremembering?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (I2dne)

127 We already found all the really neat stuff.
Posted by: Knights Templar

Yup,
We buried it on Oak Island.

Shhhhh.

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (vd8XM)

128 118 115 >>The amazing things we could find under the Temple Mount would be amazing and mind blowing.

If they find a centuries old Templar Knight asking us to chose wisely I for one am going freak out.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:51 AM (ZLI7S)

==========

The King of Kings would only drink from a golden cup.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (q80AH)

Aluminum used to be hard to extract and exceedingly valuable, surely it is the Aluminum cup.

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (YVvSQ)

129 the wall is in Israeli control, yes

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:41 AM (zr5Kq)

FTFY
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (dLLD6)

Thank you

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (85Gof)

130
Yup,
We buried it on Oak Island.

Shhhhh.
Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (vd8XM)

Don't worry. I'm on the case.

Posted by: Nick Cage at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (KUaJL)

131 It's realistic but I'm not convinced that it's art. I have this struggle with photorealistic art all the time: I admire your skill but is what you have done really art? I haven't had enough coffee to come up with a cogent reason for that, plus I have to go into a God-forsaken meeting.

Aaaaaaand welcome to Wednesday, Horde. The week proceeds apace so take that as a good sign.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (RD7QR)

132 120 Did anyone hear me? Thomas Kincade did a painting of the Wailing Wall. That's got to elicit a comment or two right?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (Uytaa)

Let me guess, in front of the Wall he had an old man in a rocking chair, reading a newspaper, with a golden retriever sleeping at his feet.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (V2Yro)

133 Close your eyes Marion. What ever you do, don't open them.

Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (gmo/4)

134 26 Why can't we have a happy wall?

A fun wall?
Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 09:36 AM (QLPEO)

Do Not taunt Happy Fun Wall.

Posted by: jsg at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (bT7Yc)

135 At least we know Trump reads the comments here...

Last week, I wrote a comment saying that I was pissed off at Trump and he's in danger of losing my support, primarily because he hadn't cleaned house of Obama holdovers in the White House.

That shocked him into action.

Unfortunately, now he tweeted out his opposition to 9 year sentences for lying to congress. Here's what he has to do to correct this mistake:

Call a press conference and say that now he's heard the arguments of learned people like Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper, Joe Scarborough and others, he's changed his mind and now thinks that from now on, 9 years should be a minimum sentence.

Let them sentence Stone. Pardon him the same day, along with everyone else caught up in the Russian scam, along with signing an executive order for reparations for every nickel these people have paid out or lost due to the illegal actions of the DOJ and FBI.

Then, have AG Barr announce the arrest of all the co-conspirators of the Russian hoax and that all trials will be moved to South Dakota because the perps are too connected in Washington for a fair trial.

Posted by: jwest at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (U6f/q)

136 Why is the wall wearing a toupee?

Posted by: David, Lt. Col. and decorated REMF at February 12, 2020 09:55 AM (bGP4p)

137 A single comment on AoS "shocked" Trump into action.

Damn, that's impressive. We have mad powers.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (XN+hF)

138 Why are those ladies so upset?

Posted by: Mr. Magoo at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (hGQkm)

139 Posted by: jwest at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (U6f/q)

I would not be surprised if some PDT people did not lurk here

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (85Gof)

140 I love the colors of this. Even with such a light palette, the painting has weight and substance.

It's also very sad and I can't put my finger on why.

Posted by: G. Gnome at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (al6UK)

141 Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the franchise just called the President a sonofabitch. Probably to counterbalance his face wattles and urinary incontinence.

Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (90T4r)

142 Yup,
We buried it on Oak Island.

Shhhhh.

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (vd8XM)

Narrator" "Buried? On Oak Island? Is this the clue that our treasure hunters seek? Or is it just another rabbit hole?"

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (32YRo)

143 Narrator" "Buried? On Oak Island? Is this the clue that our treasure hunters seek? Or is it just another rabbit hole?"
Posted by: Boswell

HA!!!

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 09:57 AM (vd8XM)

144 141 Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the franchise just called the President a sonofabitch. Probably to counterbalance his face wattles and urinary incontinence.
Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (90T4r)

===========

Someone in Hollywood has said mean things about a Republican president?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:57 AM (q80AH)

145 Wonderful choice today, Kris. Thanks. and an excellent essay.


More Orientalists!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 12, 2020 09:57 AM (LISuA)

146 Narrator" "Buried? On Oak Island? Is this the clue that our treasure hunters seek? Or is it just another rabbit hole?"
Posted by: Boswell


The rabbits on Oak Island are..... YUGE!

some rabbit hole, huh?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 12, 2020 09:57 AM (vcOmj)

147 Let me guess, in front of the Wall he had an old man in a rocking chair, reading a newspaper, with a golden retriever sleeping at his feet.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (V2Yro)

Heh. Actually I like it better than the Bauerfiend painting.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (Uytaa)

148 Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the
franchise just called the President a sonofabitch. Probably to
counterbalance his face wattles and urinary incontinence.

Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (90T4r)

Well, that star is a feeble old man who shouldn't be driving a car, let alone piloting aircraft.


Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (gmo/4)

149 It's buried in the Louvre.

Says world-renowned and dashingly handsome symbologist Dan Brown.

Posted by: World-Renowned Symbologist Dan Brown at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (XN+hF)

150

Walmarts oldest store on Black Friday.


WE WILL ROCK YOU WITH ROLL BACKS $4.99

Posted by: saf at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (5IHGB)

151 Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the franchise just called the President a sonofabitch. Probably to counterbalance his face wattles and urinary incontinence.
Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (90T4r)

----

The Raiders have a star ??? Would that be the punter???

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (8XRCm)

152 >>Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the franchise just called the President a sonofabitch

He chose ... poorly.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (ZLI7S)

153 the wall is in Israeli control, yes

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:41 AM (zr5Kq)

FTFY
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (dLLD6)

Thank you
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (85Gof)


ooof...tough crowd

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (zr5Kq)

154 Harrison Ford is a has been.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (CLteG)

155 The longer I look at this painting, the sadder I get. It's as though I feel the longing of the people there..

Posted by: IC at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (sYDum)

156 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren
A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.

-
Tomahawk Lizzie is like a television evangelist who begs you to send in your last $3 and eat dog food so she can have lobster.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)

157 Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the franchise just called the President a sonofabitch. Probably to counterbalance his face wattles and urinary incontinence.
Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (90T4r)

That's not news. Shia has been doing that since day one.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (KUaJL)

158 144

Someone in Hollywood has said mean things about a Republican president?!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:57 AM (q80AH)

Be easier to select for " has not" JM. Mean Girls club, they are.

Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (90T4r)

159 nevergiveup - Really????

cut to the 3 minute mark if you're in a hurry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFDM7JGHGYo

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (V2Yro)

160 156 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren
A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.

-
Tomahawk Lizzie is like a television evangelist who begs you to send in your last $3 and eat dog food so she can have lobster.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)

===========

"No, keep your three dollars. You need it more than I do."
-Actual human being

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (q80AH)

161
Posted by: jwest at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (U6f/q)



Sure thing champ.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (G2zl5)

162 Thanks to Kris and CBD for introducing me to this artist. I looked at some of his other works on Wiki and they are, to me, extraordinary. Gustav Bauerfiend's ability with light, color, and perspective makes the painted scenes feel real and physical.

On a personal item, I'm trying to figure out how I would photograph the scene in the painting to create the same effect. It would be a huge challenge to capture it on film. Of course that was always the fun of filming landscapes and still lifes.

Posted by: JTB at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (7EjX1)

163 Vastly preferable to a pic of James Carville, however well memed.

Good essay, too, Kris. It does seem we are peering in at an intensely private moment for these people.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (Ejm1K)

164 Why can't we have a happy wall?

A fun wall?
Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 09:36 AM


Do not taunt happy fun wall.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (ejd/p)

165 155 The longer I look at this painting, the sadder I get. It's as though I feel the longing of the people there..
Posted by: IC at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (sYDum)

and THAT is why this is "Art". It's not the technique, or the expertise - it's the weight of the Subject Matter, and it's meaning.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (V2Yro)

166 Harrison Ford is a has been.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (CLteG)
++++++++++
Has been implies failure. Not so.
Has been's history. Has been, *was.*
Has been ... might again.

Posted by: William Shatner at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (I2dne)

167 At the time this was painted, there was only a narrow alley in front of the wall, not the large plaza that now exists. That's why it's composed with a cramped perspective.

Posted by: Old Curmudgeon at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (/d2/Z)

168
Why can't we have a happy wall?

----

Have you ever been to San Diego??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (8XRCm)

169 Unfortunately, archaeology from Israel is if-y. There is a cottage industry of fake artifacts that has grown within the last 50 years or so that makes scholarship difficult and questionable. It's mostly Christians with money that are fueling it (as a Christian myself, I hate to admit it and it actually hurts our message).
Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

That's an old, old game. Charles Mackay, in "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds", published in 1841, wrote that if all of the pieces of the "True Cross" were to be brought back together, one could reforest the mountains of Lebanon.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (V2Yro)


HAHA. True.

The artifacts I hear about are small, mostly either coins or pottery. Jewelry. Unearthed by official archeological teams. There are layers and layers, centuries upon centuries.

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (zr5Kq)

170 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren
A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)

This is socialism.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (KUaJL)

171 I also thought it was a photograph

Thank you Kris, your analysis really helps!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (G546f)

172 I must confess it's quite moving.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (NWiLs)

173 It's also very sad and I can't put my finger on why.
Posted by: G. Gnome

The whole history of this is sad.

The Jewish revolt.
The destruction of the Temple by the Romans.
The Diaspora.
Centuries in exile, and suffering at the hands of just about everybody.
The attempt by the Zionists to repopulate what was Judea and Samaria with displaced Jews and others yearning to go home. Wistfully sad. But it did work.

Next year in Jerusalem? The lament of centuries.

I'm not Jewish (at all) and it seems sad to me too.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (vcOmj)

174 156 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren

A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college
student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the
bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this
fight for the people who are counting on us.



-

Tomahawk Lizzie is like a television evangelist who begs you to send in your last $3 and eat dog food so she can have lobster.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)



===========



"No, keep your three dollars. You need it more than I do."

-Actual human being

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (q80AH)


Was the young college girl hot? Cause I know how she could earn some quick money...

Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (gmo/4)

175 All of Jerusalem has been Israeli since the Six Day War.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (Boy/L)

176 Thank you for enhancing my appreciation and understanding with your own.

Posted by: Fred Baumann at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (+r9As)

177
A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.


-----

Bullshit. You made this up too.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (8XRCm)

178 Very nice painting.
Emotional.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (Ih4ii)

179 Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the franchise just called the President a sonofabitch

He chose ... poorly.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM


Sneks will be stepping on him.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2020 10:02 AM (ejd/p)

180 122 Unfortunately, archaeology from Israel is if-y. There is a cottage industry of fake artifacts that has grown within the last 50 years or so that makes scholarship difficult and questionable. It's mostly Christians with money that are fueling it (as a Christian myself, I hate to admit it and it actually hurts our message).
Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

That's an old, old game. Charles Mackay, in "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds", published in 1841, wrote that if all of the pieces of the "True Cross" were to be brought back together, one could reforest the mountains of Lebanon.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (V2Yro)

Yes, I've heard that too. It hasn't gotten any better in modern times tho. Now when I see a story about a great find coming from the region, my first thought is to reject it completely. The most recent embarrassment that I can think of was the St. James Ossuary.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 10:02 AM (OyyDO)

181 The longer I look at this painting, the sadder I get. It's as though I feel the longing of the people there..
Posted by: IC at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (sYDum)

and THAT is why this is "Art". It's not the technique, or the expertise - it's the weight of the Subject Matter, and it's meaning.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (V2Yro)




Nope.

That's exactly the attitude that gets you-

"Piss Christ".

Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 10:02 AM (z0XD8)

182 A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college
student with a lot of student loan debt.



==


learn to code ?

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 10:02 AM (zr5Kq)

183 On a personal item, I'm trying to figure out how I would photograph the scene in the painting to create the same effect. It would be a huge challenge to capture it on film. Of course that was always the fun of filming landscapes and still lifes.

Posted by: JTB at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (7EjX1)

An image of the face of one of the mourners would do it. Angles might be tricky.

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:02 AM (YVvSQ)

184 LOL, big fat Jonah just sent me an email informing me I'll have to pay to continue receiving his newsletter. I take that to mean that The Dispatch no longer plans to be a an actual thing people read. When 90+% of your audience is just hate-clicks, your conversion rate is going to be... low. Very, very low.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 12, 2020 10:02 AM (uKj5K)

185 170
Elizabeth Warren@ewarren

A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college
student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the
bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this
fight for the people who are counting on us.





Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)



This is socialism.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (KUaJL)
Too bad Warren won't survive past Super Tuesday. I honestly thought she was going to throw in the towel last night at her press conference in NH.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 12, 2020 10:03 AM (N39Ws)

186 All of Jerusalem has been Israeli since the Six Day War.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (Boy/L)

----

Da Fuq??

Posted by: King David at February 12, 2020 10:03 AM (8XRCm)

187 "No, keep your three dollars. You need it more than I do."
-Actual human being
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (q80AH)
++++++++++
Exactly. My dad lived in Philly during the dark days of the 70s race wars. He was entering a subway station and (as he put it), a large, imposing black man approached him and asked if he could spare a dime. My dad said, "All I have in my pocket is my subway fare. If you need it, though, it's yours."

The other man looked at him and said, "Damn, boy. You're worse off than me!" and then walked along.

Good thing that man wasn't Elizabeth Warren...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:03 AM (I2dne)

188 Harrison Ford and a Skeleton walk into a bar. The bartender says, ' Good evening Mr Ford . What can I get for you and your wife to drink tonight?'

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 10:03 AM (Uytaa)

189 Was the young college girl hot? Cause I know how she could earn some quick money...

Posted by: Archer

She started a Gofundme

Look under Fawn Liebowitz, pottery

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:03 AM (vd8XM)

190 would not play well with the rest of Musee du REDACTED

next

Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2020 10:03 AM (rpxSz)

191 cut to the 3 minute mark if you're in a hurry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFDM7JGHGYo
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (V2Yro)

Lol. Your kidding right? That is a movie fiction.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:03 AM (85Gof)

192 Somewhere buried in all my crap, I have some good photos I took of the Wailing Wall.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 12, 2020 10:04 AM (uKj5K)

193 184
LOL, big fat Jonah just sent me an email informing me I'll have to pay
to continue receiving his newsletter. I take that to mean that The
Dispatch no longer plans to be a an actual thing people read. When 90+%
of your audience is just hate-clicks, your conversion rate is going to
be... low. Very, very low.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 12, 2020 10:02 AM (uKj5K)
If you want a replacement for a leftist-screed go subscribe to Penzey's emails. They are spectacular. They no longer get one dollar from the OCiS household, but we still get their emails for entertainment value.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 12, 2020 10:04 AM (N39Ws)

194 Fakes aren't exactly just an ancient artifacts problem either. I seem to recall that Pawn Stars were always a bit weary of Confederate memorabilia due to the amount of fakes out there.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 12, 2020 10:04 AM (G2zl5)

195 The most recent embarrassment that I can think of was the St. James Ossuary.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 10:02 AM (OyyDO)

Yeah, I remember that. Saw a doc on the Dead Sea Scrolls...and how some were torn into many small pieces to extract more $$.

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2020 10:05 AM (X/Pw5)

196 >>Fakes aren't exactly just an ancient artifacts problem either. I seem to recall that Pawn Stars were always a bit weary of Confederate memorabilia due to the amount of fakes out there.

To say nothing of the plague of fake boobs.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:05 AM (ZLI7S)

197 The other man looked at him and said, "Damn, boy. You're worse off than me!" and then walked along.

Good thing that man wasn't Elizabeth Warren...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:03 AM (I2dne)



"Do you have more money at home?"

-- Lizzie Warren

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (XVuno)

198 Let them eat dog food!

Posted by: Tomahawk Lizzie at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (+y/Ru)

199 156 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren
A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.

-
Tomahawk Lizzie is like a television evangelist who begs you to send in your last $3 and eat dog food so she can have lobster.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:



What was Elizabeth Warren doing at a strip club?

Posted by: Buzzion at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (G2zl5)

200 196 >>Fakes aren't exactly just an ancient artifacts problem either. I seem to recall that Pawn Stars were always a bit weary of Confederate memorabilia due to the amount of fakes out there.

To say nothing of the plague of fake boobs.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:05 AM (ZLI7S)

==========

A fake boob in hand...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (q80AH)

201
Pawn Stars were always a bit weary of Confederate memorabilia

-----

weary ???


Leery or wary.

YOU CANT COMBINE WORDS WILLY NILLY!!!!

Dead dudes. Sheeeesh.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (8XRCm)

202 How fried would a lie detector be

if the ever got Liz hooked up to it

would redefine "off the chart"

Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (rpxSz)

203 Somewhere buried in all my crap, I have some good photos I took of the Wailing Wall.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


pics or it didn't happen.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (QLPEO)

204 Next year in Jerusalem? The lament of centuries.

I'm not Jewish (at all) and it seems sad to me too.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 12, 2020 10:01 AM (vcOmj)


I meant, I don't understand how the artist was able to capture such sadness in a pastel painting of a looming wall, some people standing beside it, and a bit of sky. Even if you don't know the history behind the wall, it's a sad painting.

It's genius and I love it so, so much.

Posted by: G. Gnome at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (al6UK)

205 "No, keep your three dollars. You need it more than I do."
-Actual human being
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (q80AH)

"Keep your $3, and use it to buy a bus ticket to a job fair. College is wasting your time and resources. Get a job, save your money, and then pay for your own college, if that's what you want."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (LxWV7)

206 A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college/student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.

"I'm majoring in gender studies. And you just called me a girl."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (Boy/L)

207 Leery or wary.

YOU CANT COMBINE WORDS WILLY NILLY!!!!

Dead dudes. Sheeeesh.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (8XRCm)
++++++++++++
NEIN! It can be done!

Posted by: Ze Germans at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (I2dne)

208 To say nothing of the plague of fake boobs.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:05 AM (ZLI7S)



The Ninth Plague, if I remember my Exodus correctly.

Money quote: "Pharoah, DUCK!!!"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (XVuno)

209 " Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the franchise just called the President a sonofabitch

He chose ... poorly.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM

Sneks will be stepping on him."

Oddly enough, on Ellen's Game of Games last night, the first segment was naming as many action movie actors as possible.

When Harrison Ford's picture came up, the contestant said.....'Pass"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (tT0V4)

210 DOW Zbreaking rrcords - 29,535!

Posted by: MHK at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (iQIUe)

211 156 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren
A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.

-
Tomahawk Lizzie is like a television evangelist who begs you to send in your last $3 and eat dog food so she can have lobster.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:

=========

Another thought on this:

This story is bullshit, but it's designed to inspire others to give.

You know what might help better? Warren turning the girl down. That has a better chance of going viral, inspiring more clicks, and even eliciting more donations.

"She's a good person! I need to help her win!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (q80AH)

212 A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.


*******

$3 against the chance to have your student debt forgiven or paid off? That's like buying a lottery ticket.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (m45I2)

213 DOW Zbreaking rrcords - 29,535!
Posted by: MHK at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (iQIUe)


Hmm. I wonder what's on the menu at Paul Krugman's place tonight.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2020 10:08 AM (XVuno)

214 Every wonder about all the roman coins found everywhere? I mean, were the Legions just tossing coins as ettes showed them their boobies as they marched along like it was Mardi Gras?

Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 10:08 AM (gmo/4)

215 I meant, I don't understand how the artist was able to capture such sadness in a pastel painting of a looming wall, some people standing beside it, and a bit of sky. Even if you don't know the history behind the wall, it's a sad painting.

It's genius and I love it so, so much.
Posted by: G. Gnome at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (al6UK)

It is a scene you see every day all day in Jerusalem

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:08 AM (85Gof)

216 To say nothing of the plague of fake boobs.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:05 AM (ZLI7S)


Would you say I have a plethora of fake boobs?

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:08 AM (vd8XM)

217 212 A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.


*******

$3 against the chance to have your student debt forgiven or paid off? That's like buying a lottery ticket.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (m45I2)

What do you think she did with the other $3?

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:08 AM (YVvSQ)

218 I would have sworn up-and-down that this was a photograph. Wow.

Posted by: DocJ at February 12, 2020 10:08 AM (DU2N9)

219 131 It's realistic but I'm not convinced that it's art. I have this struggle with photorealistic art all the time: I admire your skill but is what you have done really art? I haven't had enough coffee to come up with a cogent reason for that, plus I have to go into a God-forsaken meeting.

Aaaaaaand welcome to Wednesday, Horde. The week proceeds apace so take that as a good sign.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (RD7QR)

My 2 cents: It's art if you think it is, and not if you don't. Of course, others are allowed the same consideration.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 10:09 AM (OyyDO)

220 $3 against the chance to have your student debt forgiven or paid off? That's like buying a lottery ticket.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (m45I2)
+++++++++++
With much better odds. A lot like suing big companies frivolously. The Politician Lotto and the Jury Lotto have better odds than the Lotto Lotto.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:09 AM (I2dne)

221 That $3 would have been better spent on lottery tickets.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 10:09 AM (Uytaa)

222 Say what you will, but that Bauerfiend guy really knew his perspective.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2020 10:09 AM (XVuno)

223
I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.


------

Lady.... if Lizzy Warren gets elected.... you'll be damn lucky if your tax rate is only 50%.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:09 AM (8XRCm)

224 What do you think she did with the other $3?
Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:08 AM (YVvSQ)

Juul pod. Slightly used.

Posted by: DocJ at February 12, 2020 10:09 AM (DU2N9)

225 133 Close your eyes Marion. What ever you do, don't open them.
Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 09:54 AM (gmo/4)

Why? What's the worst that could happen?

Posted by: James Carville at February 12, 2020 10:09 AM (Izzlo)

226 To say nothing of the plague of fake boobs.
[/i


********

Hold on now. Let's not count our boobys until they hatch.

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

227 So, this wall escaped the Roman destruction in 70 AD?
Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020


*
*

The Romans knocked down the Temple primarily -- at least, that's what we always hear about. But Titus's army probably destroyed a lot of Jerusalem along with the Temple. Flinging enormous rocks into a city, well, those don't care too much what they flatten.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:10 AM (Ejm1K)

228 What do you think she did with the other $3?
Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:08 AM (YVvSQ

---------

Kale smoothie.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 12, 2020 10:10 AM (uKj5K)

229 Damn apparently the lottery snark was low hanging fruit.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 10:10 AM (Uytaa)

230 DOW Zbreaking rrcords - 29,535!
Posted by: MHK at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (iQIUe)




WORRISOME MARKET MOVEMENTS !1!!

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 10:10 AM (zr5Kq)

231
A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank



Dear Penthouse Forum,


I never thought this would happen to me. .

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020 10:10 AM (mpeBU)

232 wonder if AOC and Nanzi ever compare their melons ?

Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2020 10:10 AM (rpxSz)

233 200 196 >>Fakes aren't exactly just an ancient artifacts problem either. I seem to recall that Pawn Stars were always a bit weary of Confederate memorabilia due to the amount of fakes out there.

To say nothing of the plague of fake boobs.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:05 AM (ZLI7S)

==========

A fake boob in hand...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:06 AM (q80AH)

If the boob is in my hand, it's real.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 12, 2020 10:11 AM (NWiLs)

234
Muldoon to the barrel ????

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:11 AM (8XRCm)

235 $3 against the chance to have your student debt forgiven or paid off? That's like buying a lottery ticket.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (m45I2)

What do you think she did with the other $3?
Posted by: Someguy

Soooo, What you're telling me is, you got three bucks that you ain't giving me?

...Lizz...

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:11 AM (vd8XM)

236 Do the Democratic candidates disagree about anything, other than each other's disagreeable characters and personalities? They all seem to have exactly the same positions on everything-abortion, the lgbtq agenda, foreign policy, health care, orangemanbad, Soleimini's right to life, open borders.
I find that weird.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 12, 2020 10:11 AM (Uu+Jp)

237 My 2 cents: It's art if you think it is, and not if you don't. Of course, others are allowed the same consideration.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2020 10:09 AM (OyyDO)

Just like pr0n.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 12, 2020 10:11 AM (XzVUd)

238 What is the sound of one boob clapping?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:12 AM (Boy/L)

239 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren

A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college
student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the
bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this
fight for the people who are counting on us.

"Thank you for your contribution.

You know, young lady. Road kill can be grilled over a twig fire and then eaten like Indian Flatbread.

Just sayin' cuz you might get hungry since you only got $3 left.

and, well...

Have a good night!"

Posted by: Lizard Warren at February 12, 2020 10:12 AM (z0XD8)

240 wonder if AOC and Nanzi ever compare their melons ?

They were probably wrestling in Nancy's off and they accidentally rubbed together.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:12 AM (QLPEO)

241 office dambit.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:12 AM (QLPEO)

242 All of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount is under Israeli control. They just tread lightly where the muzzies are sensitive. But I traveled freely across the Kidron and up to Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 12, 2020 10:12 AM (CLteG)

243 DOW Zbreaking rrcords - 29,535!
Posted by: MHK at February 12, 2020 10:07 AM (iQIUe)

Markets go up. Markets go down. I tend to not put too much stock (SWIDT?) in what Fraud Street does, particularly given Trump started from a wildly over-inflated base caused by The Fed buying everything that wasn't nailed down during the Reign Of Error.

The general health of the economy seems to be pretty sound and nobody seems to want to think too long about The Debt. So, hey, party like it's 1999 I suppose.

Posted by: DocJ at February 12, 2020 10:12 AM (DU2N9)

244
Somewhere buried in all my crap, I have some good photos I took of the Wailing Wall.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice






I have some that I took at the base of the wall looking straight up to a bird's nest in one of the nooks. Got lucky with momma bird sticking her head out where you can see her.

And yes, if you can swing it y'all should take a trip to Israel. For us guys, oogling the IDF Girls is more than worth it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 12, 2020 10:13 AM (kw0bd)

245 Israel would be an amazing place to visit. Better start saving now, maybe I can visit when I retire in 20 something years

Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2020 10:13 AM (Izzlo)

246 236 Do the Democratic candidates disagree about anything, other than each other's disagreeable characters and personalities? They all seem to have exactly the same positions on everything-abortion, the lgbtq agenda, foreign policy, health care, orangemanbad, Soleimini's right to life, open borders.
I find that weird.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 12, 2020 10:11 AM (Uu+Jp)

==========

That's why the label of moderate has morphed from one reflecting policy to one reflecting personality traits.

Buttigieg is as much a socialist monster as Bernie, but he speaks calmly, coolly, and is from the Midwest. That makes him moderate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:13 AM (q80AH)

247 Pawn Stars were always a bit weary of Confederate memorabilia

-----

weary ???


Leery or wary.

YOU CANT COMBINE WORDS WILLY NILLY!!!!

Dead dudes. Sheeeesh.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020


*
*

You could be weary (as well as wary) of Confederate stuff, if people brought you fakes every day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:13 AM (Ejm1K)

248 >>> Is that Princess Leia?

She was a Druish Princess.
Posted by: Dark Helmet


I was going to say Princess Vespa, but who am I to argue with the dark power of the Schwartz.

Posted by: 6to4to3 at February 12, 2020 10:13 AM (c/ZUS)

249 What is the sound of one boob clapping?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:12 AM (Boy/L)


but enough about Joe Bidet...

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 10:13 AM (zr5Kq)

250 well if it's a photo it's a damn poor out of focus one..............................yes those are dead monkeys half way up the live ones kept buggering off...next ?

Posted by: saf at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (5IHGB)

251 Muldoon to the barrel ????
Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:11 AM (8XRCm)

I think we're looking at "autoclose in nic FOR THE WIN!"

Posted by: DocJ at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (DU2N9)

252 Buttigieg is as much a socialist monster as Bernie, but he speaks calmly, coolly, and is from the Midwest. That makes him moderate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

How's the crease in his pants?

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (vd8XM)

253 Wow, this painting is beautiful. And yes, sad and moving as others have noted.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (Ez6QX)

254 Do the Democratic candidates disagree about anything, other than each other's disagreeable characters and personalities? They all seem to have exactly the same positions on everything-abortion, the lgbtq agenda, foreign policy, health care, orangemanbad, Soleimini's right to life, open borders.
I find that weird.
Posted by: Northernlurker


I wonder this too. All free shit for everyone. White people bad m'kay. What's to debate?

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (QLPEO)

255
Do the Democratic candidates disagree about anything, other than each other's disagreeable characters and personalities? They all seem to have exactly the same positions on everything-abortion, the lgbtq agenda, foreign policy, health care, orangemanbad, Soleimini's right to life, open borders.
I find that weird.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 12, 2020 10:11 AM (Uu+Jp)





And they call US a cult...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (kw0bd)

256 So, this wall escaped the Roman destruction in 70 AD?

The Wall is essentially the main retaining supportive structure for the Temple Mount which the Romans used for their own purposes , thus they had to retain the wall

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (85Gof)

257 160
156 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren

A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college
student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the
bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this
fight for the people who are counting on us.



-

Tomahawk Lizzie is like a television evangelist who begs you to send in your last $3 and eat dog food so she can have lobster.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)



===========



"No, keep your three dollars. You need it more than I do."

-Actual human being

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (q80AH)
--
Could be worse. It could Dr.Gene Scott (Deceased) haranguing viewers for money.

Posted by: Groundhog at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (VYwSh)

258 What is the sound of one boob clapping?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:12 AM (Boy/L)


but enough about Joe Bidet...
Posted by: runner

Or Bootygig, or Jeb!

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (vd8XM)

259 I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in
this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting
on us.
Use that last $3 to get yourself down to Salisbury, MA and apply for work at Kittens Gentlemen's Club. If she's cute, she'll be able to afford next semester's tuition. If not, hopefully they tip the waitresses well there.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 12, 2020 10:15 AM (N39Ws)

260 141 Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the franchise just called the President a sonofabitch. Probably to counterbalance his face wattles and urinary incontinence.
Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (90T4r)



I'll clutch my pearls later.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 12, 2020 10:15 AM (vN4+Q)

261 Trump will attend the Daytona 500. The man knows his base.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 12, 2020 10:15 AM (JRaU+)

262 Fun fact: those bushes growing from the wall are Capparis spinosa. Trimming them at the wall is of course frowned upon.

That aside, this is a nice piece of art, though it could use a cabin.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 12, 2020 10:15 AM (CPk08)

263 ..and they are ANCHOVIES and the messages in the cracks are TINDER requests.

Posted by: saf at February 12, 2020 10:15 AM (5IHGB)

264 Some RoundUp will take care of those weeds in the wall in a jiffy.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2020 10:15 AM (q1Pj5)

265 You could be weary (as well as wary) of Confederate stuff, if people brought you fakes every day.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:13 AM (Ejm1K)

in the antique biz

one can grow weary of being wary

then you make a mistake

Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2020 10:16 AM (rpxSz)

266 So, this wall escaped the Roman destruction in 70 AD?

The Wall is essentially the main retaining supportive structure for the Temple Mount which the Romans used for their own purposes , thus they had to retain the wall
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (85Gof)


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Besides, it would have taken months to remove that wall. I don't think the Romans would have wanted to expend the manpower.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2020 10:16 AM (XVuno)

267 DOW Zbreaking rrcords - 29,535!

-
Is there nothing the Obama economy can't do? Even with all that Trump tomfoolery?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 10:16 AM (+y/Ru)

268 252
Buttigieg is as much a socialist monster as Bernie, but he speaks
calmly, coolly, and is from the Midwest. That makes him moderate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison



How's the crease in his pants?

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (vd8XM)
Not sure, but there is a hole in the seat.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 12, 2020 10:16 AM (N39Ws)

269 141 Since we are riffing on " Raiders" the star of the franchise just called the President a sonofabitch. Probably to counterbalance his face wattles and urinary incontinence.
Posted by: tubal at February 12, 2020 09:56 AM (90T4r)

But of course it's TRUMP who's coarsening the political dialogue in this country.

Suuuuuuuuuuure it is.

Posted by: DocJ at February 12, 2020 10:16 AM (DU2N9)

270 Some RoundUp will take care of those weeds in the wall in a jiffy.
Posted by: Count de Monet

Whattttt!!!?!?!?!

Roundup? Call me at 1800---

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:17 AM (vd8XM)

271 Use that last $3 to get yourself down to Salisbury, MA and apply for work at Kittens Gentlemen's Club. If she's cute, she'll be able to afford next semester's tuition. If not, hopefully they tip the waitresses well there.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 12, 2020 10:15 AM (N39Ws)
===

There was a time when I was younger and stupider when I would frequent such places. In my experience the waitresses and bartenders tended to be more attractive than the strippers.

Posted by: Augustine at February 12, 2020 10:17 AM (BDZWU)

272 Bernie Sanders has earned a wealth of delegates recently. I wonder if he will share them with others who because of racism and inequality are not as fortunate as him?

Posted by: AOC at February 12, 2020 10:17 AM (RwXje)

273 and THAT is why this is "Art". It's not the technique, or the
expertise - it's the weight of the Subject Matter, and it's meaning.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 10:00 AM (V2Yro)


This is of course wrong. Hint: At the back towards the left.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 12, 2020 10:17 AM (CPk08)

274 266 So, this wall escaped the Roman destruction in 70 AD?

The Wall is essentially the main retaining supportive structure for the Temple Mount which the Romans used for their own purposes , thus they had to retain the wall
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (85Gof)

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Besides, it would have taken months to remove that wall. I don't think the Romans would have wanted to expend the manpower.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2020 10:16 AM (XVuno)

The Romans allegedly took the time to destroy the rest of the walls and city, leaving this wall as proof they conquered something formidable.

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:17 AM (YVvSQ)

275 Fun fact: those bushes growing from the wall are Capparis spinosa. Trimming them at the wall is of course frowned upon.


I would have preferred a nice two-level effect.

Posted by: A Knight Who Says "Ni" at February 12, 2020 10:18 AM (XVuno)

276
Stawk Markit, ah luvz yew!!!


Here haz a takko!


Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 10:18 AM (z0XD8)

277 weary ???


Leery or wary.

==

weary = tired
perfectly acceptable use in the sentence

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:18 AM (G546f)

278 That's a painting? Wow.

Posted by: creeper at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (XxJt1)

279 Beautiful art! 10/10 would hang.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (xYFRc)

280
Elizabeth Warren@ewarren

A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.







What horse shit. The fact is, a college girl who spends down to $6 in her bank account has no one to blame but herself. As long as she isn't hideously ugly, a college coed can ALWAYS make some cash. And if there's a strip club within 20 miles, she doesn't even need to break the law to do it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (kw0bd)

281 Besides, it would have taken months to remove that wall. I don't think the Romans would have wanted to expend the manpower.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2020 10:16 AM (XVuno)

The army who built Hadrian's Wall, and then the Antonine Wall a mere 15-20 years later, weren't afraid to expend manpower.

Posted by: DocJ at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (DU2N9)

282 You can be weary, wary and hairy all at the same time.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (XVuno)

283 How's the crease in his pants?

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM (vd8XM)


did you say "crease" or "grease" ?

is crease a combo AOS combo word for crack and grease ?

Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (rpxSz)

284 The Romans allegedly took the time to destroy the rest of the walls and city, leaving this wall as proof they conquered something formidable.
Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020


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And yet, the Jews found the energy about 60 years later under Hadrian to revolt again. Any other people who gave the Romans that much trouble would have been exterminated like insects and would be part of history, like the Assyrians.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (Ejm1K)

285 it's funny how paintings aspired to be as realistic as possible then photo-realistic
then photos try to be artsy and now using filters and all to make them less realistic
there's no satisfying people

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:21 AM (G546f)

286 261 Trump will attend the Daytona 500. The man knows his base.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee



Cool. I plan on watching it. I usually catch a few NASCAR races during the season. Daytona 500 is one of them. Not as big a NASCAR fan as I used to be but I will still watch from time to time. Anyway, the same folks who run NASCAR also operate IMSA.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 12, 2020 10:22 AM (vN4+Q)

287 The army who built Hadrian's Wall, and then the Antonine Wall a mere 15-20 years later, weren't afraid to expend manpower.
Posted by: DocJ at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (DU2N9)

Not to mention the siege of Alesia. Mindblowing.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 12, 2020 10:22 AM (CLteG)

288
Well, I get out of jail this afternoon (hospital that is). Knee incision stopped draining, so I'm good to go.

They told me the second and third days after the surgery would be the worst, and they were right. The funny thing is what it bothering me is my mid-thigh,and not the knee area proper.

You know why? The put a tourniquet on your thigh to stop blood flow. Now,some leave it on for nearly an hour, but other, such as my doc here, tighten it up only during a critical 10 minute period when they are gluing the implants to the bone. It must be bone dry.

But, for a significant fraction of the population that 10 minutes will do a number on the quadriceps, and I'm in that group.

It's hurting like an SOB now, and 10mg of hillbilly heroin (oxycodone) will barely phase it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 10:22 AM (nUQeW)

289 The Romans allegedly took the time to destroy the rest of the walls and city, leaving this wall as proof they conquered something formidable.
Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:17 AM (YVvSQ)

like scalps as discussed yesterday

nice to have art thread contonuity

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (G546f)

290 The DNC has a Wailing& Gnashing wall in their headquarters........it's jammed 24/7.


Most favourite message MOSES LEAD US TO DESTRUCTION......................

Posted by: saf at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (5IHGB)

291 >>the siege of Alesia. Mindblowing. Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 12, 2020 10:22 AM (CLteG)

Military genius.

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (yvnmY)

292
This is a really nice painting, but-

Thought Experperiment:


How many people would be talking about how sad and fulll of woe this painting makes them feel,

if it were titled-

"The Happy Fun Wall of Hercules Chang"?



No disrespect meant. I deal with the baggage people bring to my biz all the time.

It seems the "sad" reaction is based on the personal baggage more than the painting.


Fire away.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (z0XD8)

293 And yet, the Jews found the energy about 60 years later under Hadrian to revolt again. Any other people who gave the Romans that much trouble would have been exterminated like insects and would be part of history, like the Assyrians.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (Ejm1K)


Though it is that homo's fault we have to deal with the "Palestinian" bull shit.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (G2zl5)

294 how did boobs get in to the convo this early? you guys crack me up.

Posted by: a woman at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (sI15f)

295 hey publius!
sorry you are in pain right now, bit prayers for quick healing

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:24 AM (G546f)

296 Besides, it would have taken months to remove that wall. I don't think the Romans would have wanted to expend the manpower.

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Rome had problems of its own at that time. Nero had just been deposed setting of a series of civil wars as numerous pretenders to the throne attempted to rule resulting in the Year of Four Emperors. Titus' dad, Vespasian, eventually came out on top but could not have slept too soundly.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 10:24 AM (+y/Ru)

297 For the single gentlemen among us: Sharon Stone has unblocked her dating profile on Bumble and she is, in her own exact words, "...is open for business".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 12, 2020 10:24 AM (N39Ws)

298 how did boobs get in to the convo this early? you guys crack me up.
Posted by: a woman at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (sI15f)



No time is too early for boobs. Much like alcohol.

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (XVuno)

299 265 You could be weary (as well as wary) of Confederate stuff, if people brought you fakes every day.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:13 AM (Ejm1K)

in the antique biz

one can grow weary of being wary

then you make a mistake
Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2020 10:16 AM (rpxSz)

When I was in the rare books business, we were taken in by very good forgeries of papers supposedly from Declaration Signer Francis Hopkinson. It was the usual story, kids found them in their deceased relative's possessions. They were honest, but it turned out - after we produced a nice sale catalog and promoted the sale to all the important buyers - that they were forgeries from the 1930s that the deceased had purchased. It happens to all of us sooner or later.

Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (Izzlo)

300 The mourners symbolize Africa, the road symbolizes Rome, the onlookers on the left symbolize Europe, and the wall represents the legions.

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (YVvSQ)

301 > Aluminum used to be hard to extract and exceedingly valuable, surely it is the Aluminum cup.

Napoleon III ate with an aluminum fork.

Gold and silver were good enough for the guests.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (Ewo9R)

302 Boobs? Where?

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (CLteG)

303
The army who built Hadrian's Wall, and then the Antonine Wall a mere 15-20 years later, weren't afraid to expend manpower.
Posted by: DocJ at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (DU2N9)

Not to mention the siege of Alesia. Mindblowing.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 12, 2020 10:22 AM (CLteG)







Hell, the temporary siege ramp that the Romans built to assault Masada is still there, 2000 years later.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (kw0bd)

304 how did boobs get in to the convo this early? you guys crack me up.
Posted by: a woman at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (sI15f)
+++++++++++++
Boobs are a universal good and thus come up frequently and often early in the conversation.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (I2dne)

305 For the single gentlemen among us: Sharon Stone has unblocked her dating profile on Bumble and she is, in her own exact words, "...is open for business".

Something something in crazy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (Boy/L)

306 Quickly built maze of walls was a military technique used as far back as the Peloponnesian Wars.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 10:26 AM (Uytaa)

307 The mourners symbolize Africa, the road symbolizes Rome, the onlookers on the left symbolize Europe, and the wall represents the legions.
Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (YVvSQ)



Could I buy some pot from you?

Posted by: Larry Kroger at February 12, 2020 10:26 AM (XVuno)

308
I checked and I have $6 in the bank

"I checked on my iPhone 11 Pro."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2020 10:26 AM (7rVsF)

309 you guys crack me up.
Posted by: a woman at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (sI15f)

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THATS called cleavage....

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:26 AM (8XRCm)

310 Re: the market, my 403(b)'s testicles are encrusted in pudding. This is all that concerns me.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 10:26 AM (RD7QR)

311 Dear Penthouse Forum,

I never thought this would happen to me. .
Posted by: TheQuietMan


And now she has $56 in the bank!

Posted by: t-bird at February 12, 2020 10:26 AM (IMdOQ)

312 For the single gentlemen among us: Sharon Stone has unblocked her dating profile on Bumble and she is, in her own exact words, "...is open for business".

Something something in crazy.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (Boy/L)

Something something in 61 year old crazy

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 10:27 AM (Uytaa)

313 > The army who built Hadrian's Wall, and then the Antonine Wall a mere 15-20 years later, weren't afraid to expend manpower.

Not to mention thousands of miles of road, a fair amount of which is still in use.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:27 AM (Ewo9R)

314 Hell, the temporary siege ramp that the Romans built to assault Masada is still there, 2000 years later.

Alexander's causeway to Tyre is also still there.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:27 AM (Boy/L)

315 It's hurting like an SOB now, and 10mg of hillbilly heroin (oxycodone) will barely phase it.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 10:22 AM (nUQeW)

Get well soon, publius.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:27 AM (LxWV7)

316 How can I be out of money when I still have checks? - previous generation college co-eds.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2020 10:27 AM (q1Pj5)

317 "I'm down to my last $6" = "I get paid tomorrow"

Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (Izzlo)

318 >>they were forgeries from the 1930s that the deceased had purchased. It happens to all of us sooner or later. Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (Izzlo)

Pretenders have pitched fake "border crossing prevention systems" to the Trump administration that discuss the use of glues, polymers, mats, anchoring systems, etc. They are frauds. They should be prosecuted.
There is only one Transborder Industrial Mastic Human Flypaper Array.

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (ZS9TG)

319 Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 10:23 AM (z0XD

half of what we bring to art appreciation is ourself
it's like looking in a mirror

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (G546f)

320 Fuckie chuckiie Schumer wants to investigate and impeach PDT again I never thought he was stupid, but I guess I was wrong

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (85Gof)

321
Great googly moogly! Morgan Brennan is really showing off her cleavage today

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (kw5n8)

322 305 For the single gentlemen among us: Sharon Stone has unblocked her dating profile on Bumble and she is, in her own exact words, "...is open for business".

Something something in crazy.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (Boy/L)

1990 Sharon Stone? Get outta my way. 2020, crazy Sharon Stone? Put the emphasis on "OPEN" for business.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (RD7QR)

323 Titus' dad, Vespasian, eventually came out on top but could not have slept too soundly.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020


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I've always pictured Vespasian as looking like the younger and tougher Ed Asner. Vespasian had a good sense of humor, including about himself. Attending a play, he watches as a character, made up and costumed like himself, sits up in a coffin and asks, "How much is this funeral costing Rome?"

A character replies, "Fifty thousand sesterces, Sire."

The V. Character: "Make it ten thousand, and throw me in the Tiber."

Vespasian found that very funny.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (Ejm1K)

324
half of what we bring to art appreciation is ourself
it's like looking in a mirror
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (G546f)

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NOT ON NAKED FAT GUY ON THE OTTOMAN DAY!!!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (8XRCm)

325 Aluminum used to be hard to extract and exceedingly valuable, surely it is the Aluminum cup.

Napoleon III ate with an aluminum fork.

Gold and silver were good enough for the guests.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (Ewo9R)

The rarity at the time is why they chose aluminum to cap the Washington Monument.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (Uytaa)

326 > Fuckie chuckiie Schumer wants to investigate and impeach PDT again I never thought he was stupid, but I guess I was wrong

He gets primaried by AOC next go. Bank on it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (Ewo9R)

327
For the single gentlemen among us: Sharon Stone has unblocked her dating profile on Bumble and she is, in her own exact words, "...is open for business".

Something something in crazy.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:25 AM (Boy/L)

Something something in 61 year old crazy
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 10:27 AM (Uytaa)






Yeah, bugnuts bunny-boiler junk-slicing crazy. But still a smokeshow, for being in her 60s.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (kw0bd)

328 It's hurting like an SOB now, and 10mg of hillbilly heroin (oxycodone) will barely phase it.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 10:22 AM (nUQeW)

Knee replacement?

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (vd8XM)

329 Bauernfeind, enemy of the farmers.

Posted by: t-bird at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (xSo9G)

330 326 > Fuckie chuckiie Schumer wants to investigate and impeach PDT again I never thought he was stupid, but I guess I was wrong

He gets primaried by AOC next go. Bank on it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (Ewo9R)

==========

He'll crush her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (q80AH)

331 Aluminium.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (QLPEO)

332 >>how did boobs get in to the convo this early?

They are always lurking just below the surface.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:30 AM (ZLI7S)

333 For the single gentlemen among us: Sharon Stone has
unblocked her dating profile on Bumble and she is, in her own exact
words, "...is open for business".


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 12, 2020 10:24 AM (N39Ws)

She's taking all comers?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2020 10:30 AM (q1Pj5)

334 Vespasian found that very funny.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

did he have a reputation for thrift?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:30 AM (G546f)

335 #320. Oh, he's stupid.

Posted by: Case at February 12, 2020 10:30 AM (fv9cQ)

336 Napoleon III ate with an aluminum fork.

Says something about that forker.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:30 AM (Boy/L)

337 half of what we bring to art appreciation is ourself
it's like looking in a mirror
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (G546f)

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NOT ON NAKED FAT GUY ON THE OTTOMAN DAY!!!!!
Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:28 AM (8XRCm)



Dear boy, you couldn't be more wrong!

Posted by: Buttgig at February 12, 2020 10:30 AM (z0XD8)

338 The King of Kings would only drink from a golden cup.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (q80AH)

Aluminum used to be hard to extract and exceedingly valuable, surely it is the Aluminum cup.
Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (YVvSQ)

How does one get to be a king? By conquering his enemies, of course. Look for a skull goblet.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at February 12, 2020 10:30 AM (J+mig)

339 Did we get to the fish puns yet?

Posted by: Allie at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (UnA8+)

340 If God didn't want us to talk about boobs He wouldn't have put them on there.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (QLPEO)

341 338
How does one get to be a king? By conquering his enemies, of course. Look for a skull goblet.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at February 12, 2020 10:30 AM (J+mig)

========

Being the King of Kings, the skull will have a crown.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (q80AH)

342
Yeah, bugnuts bunny-boiler junk-slicing crazy. But still a smokeshow, for being in her 60s.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 12, 2020


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Where does she live nowadays? Asking for . . .

. . . hell with it. I'm asking for me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (Ejm1K)

343 How does one get to be a king? By conquering his enemies, of course. Look for a skull goblet.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est

Free, with a fill up

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (vd8XM)

344 Did we get to the fish puns yet?
Posted by: Allie at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (UnA8+)
+++++++++
SHHHHHHHH. We don't want the thread to flounder.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (I2dne)

345 Yeah, bugnuts bunny-boiler junk-slicing crazy. But still a smokeshow, for being in her 60s.

I'd take her home. After I removed all the sharp, pointy objects from said abode, especially ice picks.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (HaL55)

346 Did we get to the fish puns yet?
Posted by: Allie at February 12, 2020


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Breast we stick with boob puns.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (Ejm1K)

347
It's hurting like an SOB now, and 10mg of hillbilly heroin (oxycodone) will barely phase it.

When Her Majesty had hers replaced the pain management went badly and she was on just about everything to try to get it under control.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (7rVsF)

348
Did we get to the fish puns yet?
Posted by: Allie at February 12, 2020 10:31 AM (UnA8+)

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Dolphinately not.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (8XRCm)

349 How's the crease in his pants?

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2020 10:14 AM


Faaaabulous!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (ejd/p)

350 The long knives are out for Barr. Things are heating up.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (ZLI7S)

351 The King of Kings would only drink from a golden cup.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:52 AM (q80AH)

Aluminum used to be hard to extract and exceedingly valuable, surely it is the Aluminum cup.
Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 09:53 AM (YVvSQ)



Just stay away from the Plutonium Goblet.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (z0XD8)

352 Jesus Biden lives in a fantasy world

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM (85Gof)

353 Dolphinately not.


infraction.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM (QLPEO)

354 Yeah, bugnuts bunny-boiler junk-slicing crazy. But still a smokeshow, for being in her 60s.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (kw0bd)

I would have agreed until I saw her 2020 Oscar photos.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM (Uytaa)

355 Just stay away from the Plutonium Goblet.
Posted by: naturalfake

but it's so glowy

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM (G546f)

356 331 Aluminium.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (QLPEO)

We're Americans, not faggots. I mean British. We're not British.

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM (YVvSQ)

357 Vespasian found that very funny.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

did he have a reputation for thrift?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020


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Vmom, whatever leads you to ask that? He did. He created the pay toilet, which I hear are still called vespasiennes in France. His son Titus objected to the idea of making people pay for that. Vespasian held up a coin under Titus's nose. "Does this smell bad?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM (Ejm1K)

358 Jesus Biden lives in a fantasy world
Posted by: Nevergiveup


For a grifter he's fantastically out of touch.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:34 AM (QLPEO)

359 How does one get to be a king? By conquering his enemies, of course. Look for a skull goblet.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at February 12, 2020 10:30 AM (J+mig)


Look for watery tarts lying in ponds with scimitars to toss about. And get clean garments with shit all over them.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2020 10:34 AM (q1Pj5)

360 353 Dolphinately not.

infraction.
Posted by: eleven

He did that on porpoise .

Posted by: Tonypete at February 12, 2020 10:34 AM (Y4EXg)

361 The long knives are out for Barr. Things are heating up.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (ZLI7S)

I think Barr has a strong will and PDTs support. So hopefully he will be ok

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:34 AM (85Gof)

362 All in all, that's a lot of wall.
Posted by: JackStraw

Ans its fuzzier than my left and right ball !

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2020 10:34 AM (arJlL)

363 Publius


The pain in my quads after my replacement was intolerable. I never expected it. It was like a never ending Charlie horse.

I hope you do well and the only future rainbow is that the pain you felt in your knee for years will be gone forever.

Posted by: 3 years post op at February 12, 2020 10:34 AM (RwXje)

364 > Vespasian found that very funny.

He also put a tax on public urinals.

One of his kids chided him for this, claiming that it was an undignified business for the imperial family to be in.

Ol' Vespy took out a coin, stuck it under the kid's nose, and said "Pecunia non olet." ("Money never stinks.")

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:34 AM (Ewo9R)

365 350 The long knives are out for Barr. Things are heating up.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (ZLI7S)

==========

I have been assured that he is a Deep State toady, only out to keep the DOJ in the current shape and outlive the president.

I have been assured!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (q80AH)

366 We're Americans, not faggots. I mean British. We're not British.
Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM (YVvSQ)
+++++++++++++
Wha? Put the gear lever in neutral and lift the bonnet - and mind the windscreen when you do it mate, aye wot.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (I2dne)

367

We're Americans, not faggots. I mean British. We're not British.

Aluminium.


Al-you-min-i-um

Posted by: It's me donna at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (6XlcD)

368 >>I think Barr has a strong will and PDTs support. So hopefully he will be ok

I think this is why he signed on in the first place.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (ZLI7S)

369 withOUT

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (q1Pj5)

370 361 The long knives are out for Barr. Things are heating up.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (ZLI7S)

I think Barr has a strong will and PDTs support. So hopefully he will be ok
Posted by: Nevergiveup



Hitting the target will do that.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (vN4+Q)

371 370 361 The long knives are out for Barr. Things are heating up.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (ZLI7S)

I think Barr has a strong will and PDTs support. So hopefully he will be ok
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Hitting the target will do that.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (vN4+Q)

=========

We all know it's the bagpipes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:36 AM (q80AH)

372 I have been assured that he is a Deep State toady, only out to keep the DOJ in the current shape and outlive the president.

I have been assured!

The jury is still out on Barr for me, though I think he is more white hat than black

Posted by: It's me donna at February 12, 2020 10:36 AM (6XlcD)

373 This NaturalFake comment from the am thread cracked me up:

I saw Lizzie Warren a TV a couple of times yesterday with the sound off.

Her body language is exactly that of the (homely?) teenage girl,

who likes you but who you are not interested in,

but you don't want to be mean to her, so you are polite but distant,

but that somehow encourages her,

and her attempts to attract your attention grow more and more exaggerated, including her body language when talking with you to emphasize every single point.

That's Lizzie Warren right now.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 09:01 A

Posted by: LASue at February 12, 2020 10:36 AM (Ed8Zd)

374 Take a lorry to the lift to the loo!

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:36 AM (QLPEO)

375 And yet, the Jews found the energy about 60 years later under Hadrian to revolt again. Any other people who gave the Romans that much trouble would have been exterminated like insects and would be part of history, like the Assyrians.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:20 AM (Ejm1K)

The Romans forced diaspora had been used before, and was effective. Surrounded by Romans, people assimilated and became Roman. That the Jews managed to retain their faith and identity across the millenia is amazing.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at February 12, 2020 10:36 AM (J+mig)

376 365:I have been assured!


All assurances have an expiration date. Don't worry, they'll be others!

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 12, 2020 10:36 AM (vN4+Q)

377 Jesus Biden lives in a fantasy world
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM


Which one of Hunter's bastards is that one?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (ejd/p)

378 So klobuchar is the medias new savior/ darling?

Posted by: It's me donna at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (6XlcD)

379 The bass is out of tuna.

Daddy sang bass, Mama sang tuna...

Posted by: Case at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (fv9cQ)

380 Has anybody in the MSM even whispered concern about Biden's brain health? How about the neverTrumpers?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (Uu+Jp)

381 371 370 361 The long knives are out for Barr. Things are heating up.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:32 AM (ZLI7S)

I think Barr has a strong will and PDTs support. So hopefully he will be ok
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Hitting the target will do that.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (vN4+Q)

=========

We all know it's the bagpipes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:36 AM (q80AH)

There's only so many renditions of Scotland the Brave a body can take.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (RD7QR)

382 >>Al-you-min-i-um Posted by: It's me donna at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (6XlcD)

Uh-loo-mih-numb.
And Puerto Rico isn't "Puhwaihrtohhh-Rrrreeecoh."
It's "Porta-Reecoe." Residens are "Rikkins."

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (ZS9TG)

383 378 So klobuchar is the medias new savior/ darling?
Posted by: It's me donna at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (6XlcD)

Klobumentum! It's right up there with Joementum! and Bootymentum!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 10:38 AM (RD7QR)

384
The bass is out of tuna.

Daddy sang bass, Mama sang tuna...
Posted by: Case at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (fv9cQ)

--------

*glares*

Posted by: REO Speedwagon at February 12, 2020 10:38 AM (8XRCm)

385 So klobuchar is the medias new savior/ darling?
Posted by: It's me donna



They do seem Klobuchar-curious.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:38 AM (QLPEO)

386 The long knives are out for Barr. Things are heating up.

I think it was you JackStraw who said that Trump and is now on offense. Barr isn't acting like someone who is worried.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (Boy/L)

387 Jesus Biden lives in a fantasy world
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM

I've never thought well enough of him to call him Jesus Biden.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (Uu+Jp)

388 >>I have been assured that he is a Deep State toady, only out to keep the DOJ in the current shape and outlive the president.

>>I have been assured!

One of the most memorable moments from any hearing I have watched in years was when Barr told a stunned Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign and the only question was if it was properly predicated.

The look on Jeanne Shaheen's face was priceless.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (ZLI7S)

389 377 Jesus Biden lives in a fantasy world
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM

Which one of Hunter's bastards is that one?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (ejd/p)

Musta banged a latina with a name like that.

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (YVvSQ)

390 Wha? Put the gear lever in neutral and lift the bonnet - and mind the windscreen when you do it mate, aye wot.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:35 AM (I2dne)


Do you keep a spanner in the boot?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (kw5n8)

391 There's a video on the twatters of Ashley Judd pimping for Warren. Holy shit what happened to her? She does not look good at all.

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (Xvo1a)

392 So did you monkey-faced llama-troopers go to a nood or something?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (RD7QR)

393 If God didn't want us to talk about boobs He wouldn't have put them on there.

And he certainly wouldn't have put them right up front, under our chins.

Posted by: t-bird at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (cfSLd)

394
All in all, that's a lot of wall.

Posted by: JackStraw



Ans its fuzzier than my left and right ball !


Ayup. I usually open the link in a new tab and zoom in looking for details. Didn't work on this work. It looked less fuzzy the more you zoomed out. Oh well, it's a nice work and would hang.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (HaL55)

395 Jesus Biden lives in a fantasy world
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM

Which one of Hunter's bastards is that one?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (ejd/p)



Okay. I LOL'd.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 10:40 AM (z0XD8)

396 Claw-Bitch-er

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:40 AM (G546f)

397 In Late-
Why are there Tribbles on the wall? And we need the Hedgetrimmer

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't wear socks at February 12, 2020 10:40 AM (veJcn)

398 Do you keep a spanner in the boot?

******

Right there between the torch and the tyre.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 10:40 AM (m45I2)

399 Okay. I LOL'd.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 12, 2020 10:40 AM


My work here is done.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2020 10:40 AM (ejd/p)

400 Holy shit what happened to her? She does not look good at all.
Posted by: jhawk90 at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (Xvo1a)

-----

Man hate and terminal puffiness.

But mostly man hate.

Posted by: REO Speedwagon at February 12, 2020 10:40 AM (8XRCm)

401 396 Claw-Bitch-er

That's a good representation of her from what I've read

Posted by: It's me donna at February 12, 2020 10:40 AM (6XlcD)

402 So klobuchar is the medias new savior/ darling?
Posted by: It's me donna at February 12, 2020 10:37 AM (6XlcD)
++++++++++
The Dems *have* to have a broad on the ticket. Period. She can be on the VP side but she must be there.

And Klobuchar is better than the pinch-faced fake-Indian scold and is pliable to the party unlike Tulsi and is not extremely off-putting like Abrams.

I would lay a small long-odds bet right now that she's on the ticket - especially because she help maintain Minnesota against Trump.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:40 AM (I2dne)

403 There's a video on the twatters of Ashley Judd pimping for Warren.

I know I'm out on a limb here, but I don't think it's working.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:41 AM (Boy/L)

404 > And yet, the Jews found the energy about 60 years later under Hadrian to revolt again.

They are a stiff-necked people, to be sure.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:41 AM (Ewo9R)

405 The rarity at the time is why they chose aluminum to cap the Washington Monument.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 12, 2020 10:29 AM (Uytaa)

It was the largest piece of aluminum in the world at the time, but new processes made it much easier to make within a decade or two.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at February 12, 2020 10:41 AM (J+mig)

406 There's a video on the twatters of Ashley Judd pimping for Warren. Holy shit what happened to her? She does not look good at all.

Cute does not age well.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:41 AM (QLPEO)

407
off sock

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:41 AM (8XRCm)

408 >>I think it was you JackStraw who said that Trump and is now on offense. Barr isn't acting like someone who is worried.

It was indeed. And I agree, Barr isn't worried in the least. He's on offense too.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:42 AM (ZLI7S)

409 Cute does not age well.
Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:41 AM (QLPEO)
++++++++++++
I don't think so. Cute usually does age well IMO. "Smokeshow hot" usually ages very poorly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:42 AM (I2dne)

410 404 > And yet, the Jews found the energy about 60 years later under Hadrian to revolt again.

They are a stiff-necked people, to be sure.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:41 AM (Ewo9R)

The arguments about toilet seats must be legendary.

Posted by: Someguy at February 12, 2020 10:42 AM (YVvSQ)

411 Klobumentum! It's right up there with Joementum! and Bootymentum!

I'm all about the Klo-mentum!

Posted by: Frau Hillary! at February 12, 2020 10:42 AM (Ibwur)

412 Two more short Vespasian stories:

Nero, who fancied himself a singer/actor/poet, had a habit of compelling people to attend his performances. Vespasian was part of the audience at one, and fell asleep. It was a miracle Nero didn't have him crucified. Instead he posted the soldier to some gods-forsaken outpost of the Empire. (I think it was Judea, but I'm not sure.)

And when he was dying, the Emperor struggled to his feet, to die as he thought a soldier should, and muttered, "Dear me, I must be turning into a god." (It was standard Roman practice to deify each emperor after he passed.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:42 AM (Ejm1K)

413 > Holy shit what happened to her? She does not look good at all.

She hit the wall earlier and harder than any other woman I can think of.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:42 AM (Ewo9R)

414 This talk of a nood is premature.

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 10:42 AM (QLPEO)

415 All and all it's just another brick in the wall.

Posted by: dantesed at February 12, 2020 10:42 AM (88xKn)

416 Shall we have a fry up after a lie in, luv?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2020 10:43 AM (q1Pj5)

417
What would you do for a Claw Bitch Bar ??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:43 AM (8XRCm)

418 I could do better if there was a fish named bastard.

Posted by: Case at February 12, 2020 10:43 AM (fv9cQ)

419 I don't think so. Cute usually does age well IMO. "Smokeshow hot" usually ages very poorly.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020


*
*

Diane Baker, the epitome of "cute," still looked good in Silence of the Lambs 30 years after she broke into the biz. Sharon Stone, well, I guess not so much.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:43 AM (Ejm1K)

420
On Topic: fish puns

I couldn't pick Klobuchar out of a line-up if you spotted me the K-L-O-B-U and a picture of an Arctic trout.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (m45I2)

421 And Klobuchar is better than the pinch-faced fake-Indian scold and is pliable to the party unlike Tulsi and is not extremely off-putting like Abrams.

Except that she called Trump voters unpatriotic.

Not very bright.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (Boy/L)

422 One of the most memorable moments from any hearing I have watched in
years was when Barr told a stunned Senate Judiciary Committee during his
confirmation hearing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump
campaign and the only question was if it was properly predicated.



The look on Jeanne Shaheen's face was priceless.


My favorite moment was when Blumenthal (IIRC) wanted some financial record of PDT's for some reason (to use against him).

Barr said, "Why should you have it?"

then, "No."


I became a Barr fanboi (sorta, as long as he keeps on doing the right things) right then.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (HaL55)

423
So..... all this Cockneyed accent talk and not one "youll have to rip me up the shitter, luv."

????

Its like I dont even know you people anymore.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (8XRCm)

424 Ctrl C

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (tVQUs)

425 Except that she called Trump voters unpatriotic.

Not very bright.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (Boy/L)
+++++++++++
Meh. Give it two days and it will be buried in the memory hole. And if they slot her in as VP, she won't be main the vector to attack.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (I2dne)

426 @NaveedAJamali

Several sources with direct knowledge tell me they DO NOT expect
@RudyGiuliani
to be charged in #SDNY alongside Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (ZLI7S)

427 Do you keep a spanner in the boot?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (kw5n

"Spanner" is a legitimate word for "wrench" in American English, too, in the case of a "face spanner", which is a wrench with two small pins to engage the holes of decorative "spanner nuts" that are (were) often used to secure switches to the dashboard of cars.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:45 AM (LxWV7)

428 425 Meh. Give it two days and it will be buried in the memory hole. And if they slot her in as VP, she won't be main the vector to attack.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (I2dne)

=========

VP candidates don't matter except for very small slivers of the electorate. They're largely immaterial to the total votes of each ticket.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:45 AM (q80AH)

429 426 @NaveedAJamali

Several sources with direct knowledge tell me they DO NOT expect
@RudyGiuliani
to be charged in #SDNY alongside Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (ZLI7S)

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

Well, that's not going to taint him too badly, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:46 AM (q80AH)

430 Gotta love the Dems. Fighting over who gets to lose to the Trumpenator.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 12, 2020 10:46 AM (xYFRc)

431 I saw Spanner Nuts open for The Seeds at the Cow Palace in '71.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:46 AM (Boy/L)

432 and her attempts to attract your attention grow more and more exaggerated, including her body language when talking with you to emphasize every single point.

That's Lizzie Warren right now.

Posted by: naturalfake

My God! She's displaying like a mandrill!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 12, 2020 10:47 AM (FTlwv)

433 > I couldn't pick Klobuchar out of a line-up if you spotted me the K-L-O-B-U and a picture of an Arctic trout.

Klobu char: a rare salmonid (Salvelinus obnoxicus) known primarily from small endorheic lakes in Inner Mongolia. Its distinctive features include its long, comb-like gill rakers, which it uses to feed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:48 AM (Ewo9R)

434 VP candidates don't matter except for very small slivers of the electorate. They're largely immaterial to the total votes of each ticket.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:45 AM (q80AH)
+++++++++++++++
VP will be more important for the dessicated husk that is Sanders. Less so for Bloomberg. Least so for the young idiot Bootyjudge. I think the import of the VP depends on the candidate.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:48 AM (I2dne)

435 Youtube channel idea:

IMDB reviews that make no sense. Quoting them and showing the movie not being those things.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:48 AM (q80AH)

436 Vespasian sounds like a funny guy.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:49 AM (G546f)

437 352 Jesus Biden lives in a fantasy world
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:33 AM (85Gof)

Who's Jesus Biden? Did Hunter knock up a Puerto Rican girl, too?

Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2020 10:49 AM (Izzlo)

438 Klobu char: a rare salmonid (Salvelinus obnoxicus) known primarily from small endorheic lakes in Inner Mongolia. Its distinctive features include its long, comb-like gill rakers, which it uses to feed.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

----

AoS - come for the snark, stay for the ichthyology.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 12, 2020 10:49 AM (Y4EXg)

439 There was no squid pro quo!

Posted by: Case at February 12, 2020 10:49 AM (fv9cQ)

440 434 VP candidates don't matter except for very small slivers of the electorate. They're largely immaterial to the total votes of each ticket.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:45 AM (q80AH)
+++++++++++++++
VP will be more important for the dessicated husk that is Sanders. Less so for Bloomberg. Least so for the young idiot Bootyjudge. I think the import of the VP depends on the candidate.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:48 AM (I2dne)

==========

In terms of who will actually president, yeah, but people are going to be voting for or against Sanders, not whomever he chooses as the bottom half of the ticket.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:49 AM (q80AH)

441 UN blacklists 112 companies for working in Judea and Samaria
Human Rights council publishes list of companies which operate in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Fuck the un

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:49 AM (85Gof)

442
Vespasian sounds like a funny guy.
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:49 AM (G546f)

-----

Isnt he the dude who custom built Ace's scooter for him??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:50 AM (8XRCm)

443 I couldn't pick Klobuchar out of a line-up if you spotted me the K-L-O-B-U and a picture of an Arctic trout.

==

it's not hard - she's the one who looks like she wants to speak to your manager right now

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:50 AM (G546f)

444 There was no squid pro quo!

There was no quim pro quo neither !

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2020 10:50 AM (arJlL)

445 Heh. The outlaw Jussie wails.

Not my best effort, I must say.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 10:50 AM (m45I2)

446 > it's not hard - she's the one who looks like she wants to speak to your manager right now

Clarification: the one who isn't Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 10:50 AM (Ewo9R)

447 The Commissioner's decision to continue on the Human Rights Council's anti-Israeli line is a blemish on the UN Human Rights Council. In the words of the commissioner, it has become a server tool and partner of the boycott movement, even though her statement has no legal significance for the list,"Katz added.

According to the minister, "The Human Rights Council is a body made up of states between them and human rights has no connection whatsoever. Since its inception, the Council has taken no steps to protect human rights, but has only protected some of the world's darkest regimes. The commissioner failed to maintain the respect of the UN and save what is left of the honor of the Council and the Commission. This decision will have implications for our relationship with the Commission. The State of Israel will not accept discriminatory and anti-Israeli policies and we will work in all ways to prevent such decisions from being implemented."

Shai Alon, head of the Beit El Council, responded to the list. "The United Nations published its Jewish selection today, just like in World War II. It is a disgrace, a disgrace to an organization that is all pro-Palestinian on the one hand and silent when it comes to the genocide in Syria and the murder of women in Saudi Arabia and on the other, and damages the delicate fabric of life here in Israel."

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:51 AM (85Gof)

448 NEEEEIIIIIIIGGHHHHHHHHH!

Posted by: Klo Buchar at February 12, 2020 10:51 AM (ymnmz)

449 Vespasian sounds like a funny guy.
Posted by: vmom 2020

----

So Vespasian smelt it?

*tries to meld to disparate lines of the thread*

Posted by: Tonypete at February 12, 2020 10:51 AM (Y4EXg)

450 There's a video on the twatters of Ashley Judd pimping for Warren. Holy shit what happened to her? She does not look good at all.

-
Sic transit gloria Ashley.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

451 >>IMDB reviews that make no sense. Quoting them and showing the movie not being those things. Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:48 AM (q80AH)


The better examples have that suspension-of-disbelief element that leaves the reader thinking "wait...did I see this movie?" The really, really good ones have people believing that the Von Trapp family actually *was* strafed on the hilltop by Messerschmidts...

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:51 AM (ZS9TG)

452 "Spanner" is a legitimate word for "wrench" in
American English, too, in the case of a "face spanner", which is a
wrench with two small pins to engage the holes of decorative "spanner
nuts" that are (were) often used to secure switches to the dashboard of
cars.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:45 AM (LxWV7)

I can't tell you how many of those damn things I made in my life.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 12, 2020 10:52 AM (9Om/r)

453 Klobu char: a rare salmonid (Salvelinus obnoxicus) known primarily from small endorheic lakes in Inner Mongolia. Its distinctive features include its long, comb-like gill rakers, which it uses to feed.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


*****

Well done, sir!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 10:52 AM (m45I2)

454 On Topic: fish puns

I couldn't pick Klobuchar out of a line-up if you spotted me the K-L-O-B-U and a picture of an Arctic trout.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 10:44 AM (m45I2)
+++++++++++++
What are you? Some kind of credulous boomer rube?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:52 AM (I2dne)

455 *tries to meld to disparate lines of the thread*
Posted by: Tonypete at February 12, 2020 10:51 AM (Y4EXg)
----------------

Hey now, lets not cross the streams and get total protonic reversal!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 10:52 AM (V3+/n)

456 Ah, February in South Dakota. Current Temperature is 22F and will fall to 2F by this afternoon, with North winds 20 to 30 MPH sustained with gusts to 45 MPH. Oh, and it's snowing.


Where's the gardening thread????

Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 10:52 AM (gmo/4)

457 I couldn't pick Klobuchar out of a line-up if you spotted me the K-L-O-B-U and a picture of an Arctic trout.

==

it's not hard - she's the one who looks like she wants to speak to your manager right now
Posted by: vmom 2020



Ahhhh. The infamous "Karen".

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2020 10:52 AM (S9U/P)

458
Prince Harry is reportedly in talks with banking giant Goldman Sachs the start of what a PR guru predicts could be a billion-dollar empire.

Yeah because Harry has always been a financial genius

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:53 AM (85Gof)

459 So Vespasian smelt it?

*tries to meld to disparate lines of the thread*
Posted by: Tonypete at February 12, 2020 10:51 AM (Y4EXg)

And Bluto Blutarsky Delt it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:53 AM (LxWV7)

460 Vespasian sounds like a funny guy.
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020


*
*

Considering he became the absolute ruler of the Roman world and could have chosen to have his enemies and critics turned into crucifix adornments, he wsa remarkably good-natured and tolerant. He did at last lose patience with one senator who kept criticizing him in public; I think he had the guy executed. But he and his older son Titus were very enlightened for the times.

The younger kid, Domitian, was another story.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 10:54 AM (Ejm1K)

461 Ah, February in South Dakota. Current Temperature is 22F and will fall to 2F by this afternoon, with North winds 20 to 30 MPH sustained with gusts to 45 MPH. Oh, and it's snowing.


Where's the gardening thread????
Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 10:52 AM (gmo/4)
--------
31 right now in MN, app says -2 by midnight, but no snow. -14 into Thurs and back to 35 on Saturday. Wheee...

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 12, 2020 10:54 AM (Xvo1a)

462 Now that I have both eyes done, 20/20 now instead of 20/250... I can see a couple of Locusts at the base of the first caper bush. Ahhh, the miracles of modern medicine. And supposedly, they will only get better. My brother said he has 20/15 vision after 3 years.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 12, 2020 10:54 AM (6tIsy)

463 I thought Klobu-Char was the Klingon dilithium planet...

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:54 AM (ZS9TG)

464 LSAC canceling administration of the LSAT in China.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (RD7QR)

465 Fuck the un

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:49 AM (85Gof)

I was hoping Trump would deal with them after he wins reelection. Kinda use it as his Alderaan to test out his fully armed and operational death star.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (9Om/r)

466 Nevermind. Got Klobuchar confused with Klendaathu, the bug homeworld from "Starship Troopers."

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (ZS9TG)

467 451 >>IMDB reviews that make no sense. Quoting them and showing the movie not being those things.

I still like the idea that "Snowpiercer" is the sequel to Willy Wonka.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (Kpl3J)

468 Nevermind. Got Klobuchar confused with Klendaathu, the bug homeworld from "Starship Troopers."
Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (ZS9TG)

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So.... you were looking for love in Alderaan places....?

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:56 AM (8XRCm)

469 467 451 >>IMDB reviews that make no sense. Quoting them and showing the movie not being those things.

I still like the idea that "Snowpiercer" is the sequel to Willy Wonka.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (Kpl3J)

========

You'll love the proposed prequel where Willy Wonka is a woman.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:56 AM (q80AH)

470 31 right now in MN, app says -2 by midnight, but no snow. -14 into Thurs and back to 35 on Saturday. Wheee...
Posted by: jhawk90 at February 12, 2020 10:54 AM (Xvo1a)
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Lived through a winter in MN with very cold temps and no snow. Drove the frost line deep that year and people had trouble with water and sewer lines freezing.

Don't miss that, at all.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 10:56 AM (V3+/n)

471 Vespasian sounds like a funny guy.
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020

Ducatian ?
Suzukian ??
Yamahian ???



Posted by: runner at February 12, 2020 10:56 AM (zr5Kq)

472 Nevermind. Got Klobuchar confused with Klendaathu, the bug homeworld from "Starship Troopers."
Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (ZS9TG)
++++++++++++
Would you like to know more?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:56 AM (I2dne)

473
it's not hard - she's the one who looks like she wants to speak to your manager right now

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020 10:50 AM (G546f)

Nice!

Posted by: Ha at February 12, 2020 10:56 AM (HGUY+)

474 There's a video on the twatters of Ashley Judd pimping for Warren. Holy shit what happened to her? She does not look good at all.

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Sic transit gloria Ashley.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

Sic ugly stick on ashley, Gloria.

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2020 10:56 AM (arJlL)

475 472 Nevermind. Got Klobuchar confused with Klendaathu, the bug homeworld from "Starship Troopers."
Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (ZS9TG)
++++++++++++
Would you like to know more?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:56 AM (I2dne)

=========

Honestly, I just want to kill some bugs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (q80AH)

476 Yeah because Harry has always been a financial genius
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:53 AM (85Gof)

Megan's semi-hot, but I don'y think pimping her out will be that lucrative.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (LxWV7)

477 I thought Klobu-Char was the Klingon dilithium planet...


Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 10:54 AM (ZS9TG)

You might be thinking of Rura Penthe. Klobu-char in Klingon means Blizzard Shits.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (9Om/r)

478 Ah, February in South Dakota. Current Temperature is 22F and will fall to 2F by this afternoon, with North winds 20 to 30 MPH sustained with gusts to 45 MPH. Oh, and it's snowing.


Where's the gardening thread????
Posted by: Archer at February 12, 2020 10:52 AM (gmo/4)
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I was driving through South Dakota a year and a half ago during the summer. Beautiful country, especially in the Black Hills area.

Posted by: Augustine at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (BDZWU)

479 Harry Turtledove, who writes so much alternate-history stuff,

*** spoiler alert ! ***

recently did one about archaeologists sneaking a dig on Temple Mount and finding The Ark walled up in the foundations - still floating a few inches off the floor ...
Religious hijinx ensue.

He screwed up a perfectly good book with a couple of cheap shots at Trump supporters, and a tone of dismissive contempt for Christians, but overall it was a fun read. For all I know the big-name publishers might require a certain mandatory minimum of that kind of thing to allow a book to be printed these days - it certainly is common enough in anything published the last few years.

How could you top a scene where Jesus floats down from Heaven to greet the Messiah and the Madhi and take them up to Heaven with him ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (zlgJP)

480 it's not hard - she's the one who looks like she wants to speak to your manager right now

You owe me a keyboard.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 10:58 AM (Boy/L)

481 Megan's semi-hot, but I don'y think pimping her out will be that lucrative.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (LxWV7)
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Be a good way to get her out of the house for a while, though.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 10:58 AM (V3+/n)

482 474 There's a video on the twatters of Ashley Judd pimping for Warren. Holy shit what happened to her? She does not look good at all.
===

*looks at Ashley Judd*

OH MY GAWWWWWD! What's wrong with your face!?

Posted by: Mr. Plinkett at February 12, 2020 10:58 AM (BDZWU)

483 Megan's semi-hot, but I don'y think pimping her out will be that lucrative.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (LxWV7)
++++++++++++
There are starfuckers on both sides. That commands a premium...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:58 AM (I2dne)

484 Jesus floats down from Heaven to greet the Messiah

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*taps chin

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 10:59 AM (8XRCm)

485 Barack Obama warns that -sowing the seeds of doubt, division, and discord to turn Americans against each other is an old trick'

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Well, I guess he should know.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 10:59 AM (+y/Ru)

486 Vespasian sounds like a funny guy.

Posted by: vmom 2020



Funny? Funny how funny? Funny like a clown? Does he amuse you?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020 10:59 AM (mpeBU)

487 433
> I couldn't pick Klobuchar out of a line-up if you spotted me the K-L-O-B-U and a picture of an Arctic trout.



Klobu char: a rare salmonid (Salvelinus obnoxicus) known primarily
from small endorheic lakes in Inner Mongolia. Its distinctive features
include its long, comb-like gill rakers, which it uses to feed.


klobu charizard: rare pokemon most often found lurking around government offices and legislative assemblies.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2020 10:59 AM (sGtp+)

488
I just got through a PT session. The staff here I think decided I was getting a big two big for my britches or something, so they assigned the equivalent of R. Lee Ermey as the PT guy. Well a combination of R. Lee and Buford T. Justice.

This new knee is so sore and stiff right now, it ain't funny.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (nUQeW)

489 *looks at Ashley Judd*

OH MY GAWWWWWD! What's wrong with your face!?
Posted by: Mr. Plinkett at February 12, 2020 10:58 AM (BDZWU)
++++++++++++
She still had some shadows of her youthful beauty a few years ago. I think she is now physically manifesting her inner bitterness and hatred.

Sad.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (I2dne)

490 >>How could you top a scene where Jesus floats down
from Heaven to greet the Messiah and the Madhi and take them up to
Heaven with him ? Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (zlgJP)


It's easy, if you try.

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (qXNVo)

491 was driving through South Dakota a year and a half ago during the summer. Beautiful country, especially in the Black Hills area.
Posted by: Augustine at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (BDZWU)


I spent a few weeks in Sioux Falls last fall. Pretty country, but a lot of rain and the river was pretty high in its banks.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (6tIsy)

492 Vespasian sounds like a funny guy.

Posted by: vmom 2020



Funny? Funny how funny? Funny like a clown? Does he amuse you?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020


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*

Hard to picture Joe Pesci as a Roman emperor. Especially as one who'd been a successful career soldier and general.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (Ejm1K)

493 427
Do you keep a spanner in the boot?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (kw5n



"Spanner" is a legitimate word for "wrench" in American English,
too, in the case of a "face spanner", which is a wrench with two small
pins to engage the holes of decorative "spanner nuts" that are (were)
often used to secure switches to the dashboard of cars.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:45 AM (LxWV7)
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I've always have meant to purchase a King Dick Spanner. Just because of the name.


Posted by: Groundhog at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (VYwSh)

494 Vespasian was one of the few "Good Emperors", who embodied the qualities that all Emperors, and all rulers for that matter, should always aspire to emulate. He obtained absolute power through victory on the battlefield, but he always used that power sparingly, and never allowed it to go to his head like so many others did. And he always commanded absolute loyalty from those closest to him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

495 "160 156 Elizabeth Warren@ewarren
A young girl came up to me tonight and said, "I'm a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt. I checked and I have $6 in the bank-so I just gave $3 to keep you in this fight." We're staying in this fight for the people who are counting on us.

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Tomahawk Lizzie is like a television evangelist who begs you to send in your last $3 and eat dog food so she can have lobster.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)

===========

"No, keep your three dollars. You need it more than I do."
-Actual human being

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 09:59 AM (q80AH) "



Uhuh, like that actually happened.

Just like all the woke-eight-year-old stories.

*spits*

They can't say anything without lying - their father demands it.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (zlgJP)

496 484 Jesus floats down from Heaven to greet the Messiah

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*taps chin
Posted by: fixerupper

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Uh - "Hi! You must be Me!"

Posted by: Tonypete at February 12, 2020 11:01 AM (Y4EXg)

497 I just got through a PT session. The staff here I think decided I was getting a big two big for my britches or something, so they assigned the equivalent of R. Lee Ermey as the PT guy. Well a combination of R. Lee and Buford T. Justice.

This new knee is so sore and stiff right now, it ain't funny.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (nUQeW)

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LOL.... did your therapist call you Gomer Pyle???

Posted by: fixerupper at February 12, 2020 11:01 AM (8XRCm)

498 >>That commands a premium... Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 10:58 AM (I2dne)


Scanned as "perineum."
Carry on.

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 11:01 AM (ZS9TG)

499 This new knee is so sore and stiff right now, it ain't funny.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (nUQeW)
++++++++++++
My dad had a double replacement a few years ago. He said that the first two weeks were rough, but he played through and committed hard to his PT. His total convalescence time was way ahead of schedule.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 11:01 AM (I2dne)

500 This new knee is so sore and stiff right now, it ain't funny.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (nUQeW)
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Knee replacement surgery?

Ouch.

Mom had both of hers done. It made me cringe when they came in and had her on her feet within hours of getting out of surgery.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 11:01 AM (V3+/n)

501 Vespasian sounds like a funny guy.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 12, 2020


Funny? You mean I amuse you? Like a clown?

Posted by: Zombie Vespian at February 12, 2020 11:02 AM (l3+k2)

502 Vespasian was one of the few "Good Emperors", who embodied the qualities that all Emperors, and all rulers for that matter, should always aspire to emulate. He obtained absolute power through victory on the battlefield, but he always used that power sparingly, and never allowed it to go to his head like so many others did. And he always commanded absolute loyalty from those closest to him.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020


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Except for the battlefield part, sounds a bit like a U.S. president we all know. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 11:02 AM (Ejm1K)

503 >>494
Vespasian was one of the few "Good Emperors", who embodied the qualities
that all Emperors Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

No love for Julian.

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 11:02 AM (ZS9TG)

504 The hiiillllsss are alive
With the sound of straaaafffffing
With guns they have fired
For a thousand rouuuuuuuunds
The hiiilllllssss are alive
With the sound of straaafffing
And I've run like helllllll....

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 11:02 AM (RD7QR)

505 I've always have meant to purchase a King Dick Spanner. Just because of the name.


Posted by: Groundhog at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (VYwSh)

I have one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 11:02 AM (LxWV7)

506 469 467 451 >>IMDB reviews that make no sense. Quoting them and showing the movie not being those things.

I still like the idea that "Snowpiercer" is the sequel to Willy Wonka.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (Kpl3J)

========

You'll love the proposed prequel where Willy Wonka is a woman.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 10:56 AM (q80AH)

Is Willy Wonka a Time Lord, too? Trying to come up with a Unified Field Theory of woke SJW remakes.

Posted by: josephistan at February 12, 2020 11:03 AM (Izzlo)

507 Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020 10:59 AM (mpeBU)


dang it

Posted by: Zombie Vespian at February 12, 2020 11:03 AM (l3+k2)

508 Vespasian was one of the few "Good Emperors", who embodied the qualities

that all Emperors Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

No love for Julian.


Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 11:02 AM (ZS9TG)

He made good fries, give him that.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2020 11:03 AM (q1Pj5)

509 they're blaming Ashley Judd's face on prednisone. In her defense, when my sister was prescribed prednisone for some malady, her head swelled up like a great big melon. It was freaky deaky.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (Kpl3J)

510 Vespasian was one of the few "Good Emperors",

Marcus Aurelius
Hadrian
Vespasian

VERY short list.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (Boy/L)

511 No love for Julian.


Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 11:02 AM (ZS9TG)

He made good fries, give him that.
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 12, 2020


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*

Ever see a pic of a sculpture of Julian? Dang, but he looked like the young Richard Dreyfuss.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (Ejm1K)

512 Anyone ever make the stop at Wall Drug right before Badlands National Park? I know it's supposed to be a tourist trap but I found it to be quaint and charming. And their bison burgers are delicious.

Posted by: Augustine at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (BDZWU)

513 Heh - someone just posted a clip of Warren doing the 3 dollars thing last night, and then the one from her last week getting off the private jet and hiding behind a staffer.

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 12, 2020 11:05 AM (Xvo1a)

514 I could see a college student sending Bernie her last three dollars but not to Lizzie?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 12, 2020 11:05 AM (Uu+Jp)

515
467 451 >>IMDB reviews that make no sense. Quoting them and showing the movie not being those things.

I still like the idea that "Snowpiercer" is the sequel to Willy Wonka.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2020 10:55 AM (Kpl3J)


You can find the YouTube video making this argument.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 12, 2020 11:05 AM (G2zl5)

516 >>>they're blaming Ashley Judd's face on prednisone.

How does the, uh, rest of her look?

Posted by: Vincent Hannah at February 12, 2020 11:05 AM (l3+k2)

517 Vespasian was one of the few "Good Emperors",

Marcus Aurelius
Hadrian
Vespasian

VERY short list.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020


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*

Trajan
Antoninus Pius

But you're right, pretty short. Others did well, but they were few and far between.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 11:06 AM (Ejm1K)

518 ld see a college student sending Bernie her last three dollars but not to Lizzie?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 12, 2020 11:05 AM (Uu+Jp)
++++++++++++
They're the same candidate, except Lizzie has a vajayjay.

#Sisterhood.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 11:06 AM (I2dne)

519 Hitmen disguised as doctor and cop gun down prisoner being treated in hospital...

-
Points for creativity.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 11:06 AM (+y/Ru)

520 Anyone ever make the stop at Wall Drug right before Badlands National Park? I know it's supposed to be a tourist trap but I found it to be quaint and charming. And their bison burgers are delicious.
Posted by: Augustine at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (BDZWU)

Yeah, it is unabashedly a tourist trap. and it's also fun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 11:06 AM (LxWV7)

521 518 ld see a college student sending Bernie her last three dollars but not to Lizzie?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 12, 2020 11:05 AM (Uu+Jp)
++++++++++++
They're the same candidate, except Lizzie has a vajayjay.

#Sisterhood.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 11:06 AM (I2dne)

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And Warren doesn't believe a single word out of her own mouth.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 11:06 AM (q80AH)

522 >>I could see a college student sending Bernie her last three dollars but not to Lizzie?

Nothing says socialism like a multi-millionaire taking the last few bucks from a college student.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 11:06 AM (ZLI7S)

523 Trump should cut a check to Warren for $3.

"Yeah. I'm in the fight, too."

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 11:07 AM (ZS9TG)

524 523 Trump should cut a check to Warren for $3.

"Yeah. I'm in the fight, too."
Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 11:07 AM (ZS9TG)

=========

No checks.

Pennies.

Canadian pennies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 11:07 AM (q80AH)

525 355
Just stay away from the Plutonium Goblet.

Posted by: naturalfake



but it's so glowy


keeps the coffee warm

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2020 11:08 AM (sGtp+)

526 Trump should cut a check to Warren for $3.

"Yeah. I'm in the fight, too."
Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 11:07 AM (ZS9TG)

=========

No checks.

Pennies.

Canadian pennies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020


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Indian head nickels.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 11:08 AM (Ejm1K)

527 No checks.

Pennies.

Canadian pennies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 11:07 AM (q80AH)
+++++++++++
Give her a thousand bucks.

In dimes.

Suspended in lucite.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 11:08 AM (I2dne)

528 Anyone ever make the stop at Wall Drug right before
Badlands National Park?

Posted by: Augustine at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (BDZWU)

Stopped there on a family vacation as a kid, and my parents bought me "Lord of The Rings!"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:08 AM (dLLD6)

529 Marcus Aurelius
Hadrian
Vespasian

VERY short list.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (Boy/L)



Trajan
Antoninus Pius
Nerva

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020 11:08 AM (mpeBU)

530 You know, Herod got a lot of bad press.

Posted by: Particle Board Manufactures and Research Council at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (klrFG)

531 529 Marcus Aurelius
Hadrian
Vespasian

VERY short list.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (Boy/L)



Trajan
Antoninus Pius
Nerva
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020 11:08 AM (mpeBU)

========

Nero's civic improvement plan was unmatched.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (q80AH)

532 Pelosi calls for investigation...

-
Wait. Is this today's headline! Or yesterday's? Last week's? Last month's? Last year's?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)

533 Yeah, it is unabashedly a tourist trap. and it's also fun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 11:06 AM (LxWV7)

Any recommendations for Jeep trips out of Sedona?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (dLLD6)

534 Marcus Aurelius
Hadrian
Vespasian

VERY short list.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (Boy/L)



Trajan
Antoninus Pius
Nerva
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2020


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You know what they used to say about the last guy.

"The Nerva some people."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (Ejm1K)

535 Wait. Is this today's headline! Or yesterday's? Last week's? Last month's? Last year's?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)
+++++++++++
Yes. Also tomorrow, next week, next month, next year.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (I2dne)

536 >>Suspended in lucite. Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 12, 2020 11:08 AM (I2dne)


The cut of your jib is acceptable. You will forward your publication to Zod, c/o Zod Publications Department.

Posted by: Zod at February 12, 2020 11:10 AM (qXNVo)

537 Pennies.

Canadian pennies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 11:07 AM (q80AH)

They are out of circulation now. And worth more as scrap than their face value. Three dollars in Canadian pennies (the ones that are mostly copper) is worth about $4.50 as scrap. The last few years, they cut the copper content down.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 11:10 AM (LxWV7)

538 Anyone ever make the stop at Wall Drug right before
Badlands National Park? I know it's supposed to be a tourist trap but I
found it to be quaint and charming. And their bison burgers are
delicious.

Posted by: Augustine at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (BDZWU)


Yeah, after years of passing by the 10,000 signs advertising it I finally stopped. It was cool in it's own way. A few years back the wife was on a business trip in Holland. Right on one of the lamp posts in Amsterdam was a sign, a real sign clamped to the pole that said 6,800 miles to Wall Drug. She took a picture.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 12, 2020 11:10 AM (9Om/r)

539 Any recommendations for Jeep trips out of Sedona?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (dLLD6)
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Sure, put the top down, take a small bottle of water and leave around Noon on a July day.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 11:10 AM (V3+/n)

540 Pelosi calls for investigation to begin on Sefton's birthday!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 11:11 AM (m45I2)

541 You got me started reading about the Western Wall and Temple Mount. Wiki says Jews are not allowed to pray there.

WTF???

Posted by: creeper at February 12, 2020 11:11 AM (XxJt1)

542 Pelosi calls for investigation...

"Here's the memo they sent to the AG that. Any further questions, dumbass?"

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2020 11:11 AM (Boy/L)

543 Pelosi calls for investigation to begin on Sefton's birthday!
Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020


*
*

An inquiry into where her dentures went?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 11:11 AM (Ejm1K)

544 Any recommendations for Jeep trips out of Sedona?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (dLLD6)

I've never been to Sedona, CBD.

And it looks like a Stormfronter at 536.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 11:12 AM (LxWV7)

545 >> It made me cringe when they came in and had her on her feet within hours of getting out of surgery.

That's the way they do it now, and it's the best way. They tell me there's a 2 week after surgery to get the full range of motion.

If you didn't do grueling therapy, the knee would get stiff as hell. It's not anything wrong with new knee joint proper, the friction surface, bu the muscles, ligaments and shit. The surgery causes great insult to those, and they'd just get stiff and stove up.

It's truly a pain for gain tradeoff there, especially for knees.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 11:12 AM (nUQeW)

546 Sure, put the top down, take a small bottle of water and leave around Noon on a July day.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 11:10 AM (V3+/n)

LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2020 11:12 AM (Ez6QX)

547 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 11:12 AM (LxWV7)

Way ahead of you. And I think it was a junior stormfronter. Its spelling was about 2nd grade level.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:13 AM (dLLD6)

548 Wakes up.
Scratches.
Looks around.
Dang...I almost missed the art thread. Cool painting.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2020 11:13 AM (axyOa)

549 Anyone for knee puns?

Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020 11:13 AM (QLPEO)

550 Anyone for knee puns?
Posted by: eleven at February 12, 2020


*
*

Someone will probably cap that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 11:14 AM (Ejm1K)

551 Vespasian was one of the few "Good Emperors",

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I think you're going to have to put Augustus on there. Yeah, some people got killed but he essentially created the Empire.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

552 >> LOL.... did your therapist call you Gomer Pyle???

No, "Jackwagon" and "you sumbitch".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 11:14 AM (nUQeW)

553 Creeper-

How did your wax seal turn out ?

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2020 11:14 AM (arJlL)

554 No checks.

Pennies.

Canadian pennies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 12, 2020 11:07 AM (q80AH)

3 cent nickels.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 12, 2020 11:14 AM (tVQUs)

555 Up to comment #100, but going slower .. and slower...

tubal at February 12, 2020 09:35 AM:
24 So, this wall escaped the Roman destruction in 70 AD?

Way, Way Downriver at February 12, 2020 09:37 AM:
32 @24 Either that or it is really a Roman construction, from what was once the building next door. There is argument, of course.

Always wondered about this.

Matthew 24:1-2 (KJV)
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.


☐ Jesus exaggerated (barely)
☐ A bit of the wall got a merciful reprieve, because reasons.
☐ This is really part of a Roman building next door
☐ Other (explain)________________

Posted by: mindful webworker
click for a webwork
at February 12, 2020 11:15 AM (TIFWI)

556 The look on Jeanne Shaheen's face was priceless.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2020 10:39 AM (ZLI7S)
~~~~~

I remember a young guy sitting behind Barr's left shoulder (I think) looking way too concerned throughout Barr's testimony. I couldn't take my eyes off him, because his expressions were almost comical.
Never did find out who he was

Posted by: IrishEi at February 12, 2020 11:15 AM (sGotD)

557 LOL
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2020 11:12 AM (Ez6QX)

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I lived not too far from the Superstitions for a few years. Invariably, every summer, some fool would decide hiking the Superstitions in July, carrying one bottle of water, was a good idea.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 11:15 AM (V3+/n)

558 There are reportedly more Jeep excursions leaving Sedona than returning to Sedona.


Attrition is a thing.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2020 11:15 AM (m45I2)

559 Any recommendations for Jeep trips out of Sedona?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM


Why would you want to leave Sedona?
But, if you do, take sunglasses.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2020 11:16 AM (axyOa)

560 > I thought Klobu-Char was the Klingon dilithium planet...

Klobu-Char is the Klingon equivalent of the Vulcan Pon Farr. Let's just say you don't want to be Wesley Crusher on a shuttlecraft mission with Worf when that occurs.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 11:16 AM (Ewo9R)

561 Jesus exaggerated (barely)

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Jesus is like Trump. And vice versa.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2020 11:16 AM (+y/Ru)

562
It's truly a pain for gain tradeoff there, especially for knees.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 12, 2020 11:12 AM (nUQeW)
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Yeah, it did a lot of good for mom.

But the therapy was grueling, to say the least.

Good to know you came through surgery well.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 11:17 AM (V3+/n)

563 Way ahead of you. And I think it was a junior stormfronter. Its spelling was about 2nd grade level.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:13 AM (dLLD6)

Heh. I have no experience of Sedona, but here in Apache Junction there are dozens of places where one can do a four-wheeling run into the desert for a few hours or a few days. Bulldog Canyon is a nice run, and the access is about a 20 minute ride from here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 11:17 AM (LxWV7)

564 559 Any recommendations for Jeep trips out of Sedona?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM


Why would you want to leave Sedona?
But, if you do, take sunglasses.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2020 11:16 AM (axyOa)

Primary memories of Sedona: 1. It's lovely. 2. If you drive after dark your headlights WILL be inadequate. 3. The stars are bright (see 2.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 12, 2020 11:17 AM (RD7QR)

565 Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 11:15 AM (V3+/n)

My sister lives near there, in Queen Creek.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2020 11:17 AM (Ez6QX)

566 476 Yeah because Harry has always been a financial genius
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2020 10:53 AM (85Gof)

Megan's semi-hot, but I don'y think pimping her out will be that lucrative.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 10:57 AM (LxWV7)

She needs a nose job and some boob work then she is good for a couple of gang bangs.

Posted by: monkey at February 12, 2020 11:18 AM (CLteG)

567 Any recommendations for Jeep trips out of Sedona?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM (dLLD6)

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I've never taken one personally, but I believe the dominant one for the past few decades has been Pink Jeep Tours. I would check out TripAdvisor. Also big now are UTV rentals.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 12, 2020 11:18 AM (50aPq)

568 I thought Klobu-Char was the Klingon dilithium planet...

Klobu-Char is the Klingon equivalent of the Vulcan Pon Farr. Let's just say you don't want to be Wesley Crusher on a shuttlecraft mission with Worf when that occurs.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2020 11:16 AM


***

Fast forward to Wesley's third year at Starfleet Academy...

"Klingons! They never call, they never write."

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2020 11:18 AM (axyOa)

569 They are out of circulation now. And worth more as scrap than their face value. Three dollars in Canadian pennies (the ones that are mostly copper) is worth about $4.50 as scrap. The last few years, they cut the copper content down.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2020 11:10 AM (LxWV7)

I've seen $50 bank boxes of them selling for $75-100 on eBay.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 12, 2020 11:18 AM (tVQUs)

570 The gorilla has arrived.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at February 12, 2020 11:18 AM (muI26)

571 *looks at Ashley Judd*

OH MY GAWWWWWD! What's wrong with your face!?
Posted by: Mr. Plinkett at February 12, 2020 10:58 AM (BDZWU)
++++++++++++
She still had some shadows of her youthful beauty a few years ago. I think she is now physically manifesting her inner bitterness and hatred.

Sad.
_________________

She was beautiful when she was younger, but she's in her 50's now and it shows. A lot.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 12, 2020 11:18 AM (k4dH2)

572 559 Any recommendations for Jeep trips out of Sedona?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM

Visit Jerome. It's a great little town on the side of a mountain.

Posted by: monkey at February 12, 2020 11:19 AM (CLteG)

573 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 12, 2020 11:19 AM (Ejm1K)

574 Anyone ever make the stop at Wall Drug right before Badlands National Park? I know it's supposed to be a tourist trap but I found it to be quaint and charming. And their bison burgers are delicious.

Posted by: Augustine at February 12, 2020 11:04 AM (BDZWU)


I thought it was fine in a quaintly humorous way. I didn't feel like it was a waste of time going there or that I'd been jobbed.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 12, 2020 11:19 AM (Yp/pV)

575 Visit Jerome. It's a great little town on the side of a mountain.
Posted by: monkey at February 12, 2020 11:19 AM (CLteG)
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Yeah, but getting there is interesting, because you get to drive "the loneliest highway in America."

Oh, you meant Jerome, AZ, not Jerome ID.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 12, 2020 11:20 AM (V3+/n)

576 Any recommendations for Jeep trips out of Sedona?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM

Visit Jerome. It's a great little town on the side of a mountain.
Posted by: monkey at February 12, 2020 11:19 AM (CLteG)


Yes to this. Plus it's got a haunted hotel.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 12, 2020 11:21 AM (Yp/pV)

577 JT, we haven't replaced it yet. It's been raining for days and I haven't made the 20-mike trip to town yet. Only a fool drives these roads in a rainstorm if they don't have to. Thank dog for a second bathroom.

Posted by: creeper at February 12, 2020 11:22 AM (XxJt1)

578 Jerome! Yes! Mr. creeper and went there when I was pregnant with our son, who was to be named Jerome. True ghost town, for the most part?

Posted by: creeper at February 12, 2020 11:24 AM (XxJt1)

579 P.S. We got the t-shirt...infant size.

Posted by: creeper at February 12, 2020 11:25 AM (XxJt1)

580 The amazing things we could find under the Temple Mount would be amazing and mind blowing. Maybe one day. If the fuckin Arabs do not ruin it.

Trump needs to declare that there's no such thing as Palestinians and send the Army Corps of Engineers to demolish that garish mosque that's on top of the Temple Mount.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2020 11:25 AM (ZGrMX)

581 Everyone I know keeps a comb for salad emergencies.

No person in America, except my bodyguards, should be allowed to have guns.

Posted by: Any and mini Mike talk. at February 12, 2020 11:39 AM (RwXje)

582 Read further, my questions (#555) all addressed:

Nevergiveup:
The Wall is essentially the main retaining supportive structure for the Temple Mount which the Romans used for their own purposes , thus they had to retain the wall

Cicero:
Besides, it would have taken months to remove that wall. I don't think the Romans would have wanted to expend the manpower.

Someguy:
The Romans allegedly took the time to destroy the rest of the walls and city, leaving this wall as proof they conquered something formidable.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click for a toonish webwork
at February 12, 2020 11:42 AM (TIFWI)

583 Any recommendations for Jeep trips out of Sedona?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2020 11:09 AM

Visit Jerome. It's a great little town on the side of a mountain.
Posted by: monkey at February 12, 2020 11:19 AM (CLteG)

Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma's Well National Monument, Montezuma's Castle National Monument. If you make it as far as Jerome, you might as well keep going on 89a and take in Whiskey Row in Prescott

Posted by: Ernst Schreiber at February 12, 2020 11:46 AM (xmKbk)

584 Better late than never: The thing that strikes me is how few people are at the Wall. And there aren't any pieces of paper sticking out of the cracks. Compare that to any picture of the Wall today.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at February 12, 2020 11:49 AM (rxdfD)

585 24 the Wailing Wall or Western Wall is part of the foundation of the temple mount. Access to the Wall is controlled by the Israelis. Lots of police and metal detectors. Access to the Temple Mount is controlled by muslim people, also lots of police and metal detectors. Today on the Mount you will find the Al Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The temple mount is the third most holy place in Islam after Mecca and Medina. The western foundation of the temple mount is the most holy place of Judaism. About 1500 feet west of the Wall is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the most holy place for Christians and controlled by the eastern orthodox church. Given the proximity I find it striking how few political disturbances there are - there are lots of police.

Posted by: Richard at February 12, 2020 02:22 PM (huaUe)

586 541, the Temple Mount is not controlled by Israel, Jews are lot allowed to pray there and are only rarely allows to go there at all. On the other hand the Western Wall, the western foundation of the Temple Mount, is completely controlled by Israel.

Posted by: Richard at February 12, 2020 02:29 PM (huaUe)

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