Mid-Morning Art Thread

Tarbell Sisters.jpg

The Sisters
Edmund Charles Tarbell

Posted by: CBD at 09:45 AM




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1 Smooches!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 13, 2020 09:45 AM (PkVlr)

2 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 09:45 AM (arJlL)

3 Oh, wait.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 13, 2020 09:45 AM (PkVlr)

4 That is a lovely blue.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 09:45 AM (OyyDO)

5 late?

Or new normal?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 09:45 AM (zZbCU)

6 The one on the left carries a straight razor.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2020 09:46 AM (X/Pw5)

7 Those ladies look like they could use a stiff one.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 13, 2020 09:46 AM (PkVlr)

8 6 The one on the left carries a straight razor.
Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2020 09:46 AM (X/Pw5)


"Straight?" Not by the looks of them...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 09:46 AM (zBaqJ)

9 Scissor Sisters??

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 09:46 AM (BqBId)

10 The thought clouds on this one is going to be fun.

Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 09:47 AM (G0vdT)

11 They will stay unmarried and "live" together until their deaths.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 13, 2020 09:47 AM (JUOKG)

12 right sis gots some serious eyebrows

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 09:48 AM (JFO2v)

13 the one in yellow is holding in a fart

Posted by: batterup at February 13, 2020 09:48 AM (K4I9O)

14 I like this, but it would be better if they were smiling.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 13, 2020 09:48 AM (lwiT4)

15 Top 20

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't wear socks at February 13, 2020 09:48 AM (veJcn)

16 Morning horde,

the ladies don't appear to be impressed with the happenings in VA either...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 13, 2020 09:48 AM (8D42x)

17 That one has quite the beak.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 09:49 AM (88+cf)

18 Damn willowed plus an additional 100 comments.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 09:49 AM (Uytaa)

19 Mom!!!

Posted by: Skoldiloks at February 13, 2020 09:49 AM (/LQkF)

20 Where are all the cats?

Posted by: johnd01 at February 13, 2020 09:49 AM (TXvM3)

21 Just out of frame are their 15 cats.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 09:49 AM (NWiLs)

22 the one in yellow is holding in a fart
Posted by: batterup

and she has a funny shaped head

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (arJlL)

23 That one has quite the beak.
Posted by: Roland THTG


I was going to say. Maybe half sisters?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (S9U/P)

24 This looks like a study for a later work. Or possibly a painting on an unprimed canvas? There's an interesting texture to it. It also looks like the head of the woman on the right was redone. It's really noticeable at the back of her head along the hairline, neck and collar.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

25 21 Just out of frame are their 15 cats.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 09:49 AM (NWiLs)


Thanks Insom. I was wondering about that.

Posted by: johnd01 at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (TXvM3)

26 Hat-less sister practicing the resting bitch face.

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't wear socks at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (veJcn)

27 Should have been titled: Resting Bitch Face Deux

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (Uytaa)

28 Ob/ Gyn clinic. Three hour wait.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 13, 2020 09:51 AM (lwiT4)

29 Someone let a kid scribble on the wall behind them with the "chartreuse" Crayola...

Posted by: Zod at February 13, 2020 09:51 AM (qXNVo)

30 Hat-less sister practicing the resting bitch face.


Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't wear socks at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (veJcn)

27
Should have been titled: Resting Bitch Face Deux
--
So close

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't wear socks at February 13, 2020 09:52 AM (veJcn)

31 Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't wear socks at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (veJcn

Missed by that much

Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 09:52 AM (Uytaa)

32 Feministas uniting in misery.

Posted by: johnd01 at February 13, 2020 09:52 AM (TXvM3)

33 I also look best in blue.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 09:52 AM (OyyDO)

34 This looks like a study for a later work. Or
possibly a painting on an unprimed canvas? There's an interesting
texture to it. It also looks like the head of the woman on the right was
redone. It's really noticeable at the back of her head along the
hairline, neck and collar.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

The one in blue got mad and took her head off.
That is a replacement head from Amazon.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 09:53 AM (88+cf)

35 Very nice. I like how the grey background is shaded and applied to frame the figures.

Posted by: The otter at February 13, 2020 09:53 AM (CLteG)

36 I like it because I really like that blue colored blouse.

Yes, I'm a deep art critic, why do you ask?

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 09:53 AM (cF8AT)

37 28 Ob/ Gyn clinic. Three hour wait.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 13, 2020 09:51 AM (lwiT4)

From the looks of things, the doc's going to need the Jaws of Life. Or a least a bottle jack.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 09:53 AM (NWiLs)

38 Sisters, huh? Interesting....

Oh, and repeating, NEW PODCAST FROM ATC AND I. Link in nic. Hopefully.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 13, 2020 09:53 AM (9CkBG)

39 The sister on the right is being eaten by the black hole that got MH 370.

I'll alert Don Lemon and the Squealing Teen Idiots Investigation Squad.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 09:53 AM (Boy/L)

40 and she has a funny shaped head
Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (arJlL)

That's why you shouldn't hold in a fart! It's science, it'll rise to your cranium and reshape your head

Posted by: batterup at February 13, 2020 09:53 AM (K4I9O)

41 Hah. You guys will agree with this. Sister on the left has same exact pose as Bill Kristol on his twitter photo.

Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 09:54 AM (Uytaa)

42 They have that 'how effing long do we have to sit here' look. They'd be smiling for a camera.

Posted by: JEM at February 13, 2020 09:54 AM (8erNz)

43 I don't find much noteworthy in the painting. A couple of grown sisters sitting near each other but not doing anything. For me, the attraction of the work is the use of color in the skin tones and even more in the clothing. The blues are especially noteable and seem to define the figures. Not something I would put on the wall but not bad, just sort of uninteresting.

Posted by: JTB at February 13, 2020 09:55 AM (7EjX1)

44 You guys will agree with this. Sister on the left has same exact pose as Bill Kristol on his twitter photo.

Not exactly. I don't want to hit her in the fizz with a cinderblock.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 09:55 AM (Boy/L)

45 I don't like how that chick is looking at me.

Posted by: eleven at February 13, 2020 09:55 AM (QLPEO)

46 I like this a lot and I can't think of anything smart to say why I do.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 09:55 AM (wzVKm)

47 They don't look very happy.

But I do like the clothes.

Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes. Hope you all have a lovely day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 13, 2020 09:55 AM (Ki5SV)

48 No, Kristol has his finger plugging the hole his brain ran out of.

Posted by: JEM at February 13, 2020 09:55 AM (8erNz)

49 They needs to be making sammiches. Get up, do some house work, make me a sammich and get me a beer. There, that should make them happy.

Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 09:55 AM (gmo/4)

50 Yes and yes. Not feeling picky atm.

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 13, 2020 09:55 AM (/ZYFC)

51 41 Hah. You guys will agree with this. Sister on the left has same exact pose as Bill Kristol on his twitter photo.

Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 09:54 AM (Uytaa)

Minus the smirk that just begs to be punched off his stupid face.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (NWiLs)

52 Nice Hat!

********


That's Not a Hat - a limerick

There once were two sisters named Krull
Whose lives had been boring and dull
But it's hard to get a date
(Never mind a lifelong mate)
With a dinner plate embedded in your skull

Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (m45I2)

53 I also look best in blue.
Posted by: Kris

Pics ?

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (arJlL)

54 any relation to the Palm Sisters?

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (FZYNt)

55 The sister in blue has the Innsmouth look.

Posted by: Fritz at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (2Mnv1)

56 34 This looks like a study for a later work. Or
possibly a painting on an unprimed canvas? There's an interesting
texture to it. It also looks like the head of the woman on the right was
redone. It's really noticeable at the back of her head along the
hairline, neck and collar.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

The one in blue got mad and took her head off.
That is a replacement head from Amazon.
Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 09:53 AM (88+cf)

LOL. It reminds me of ancient Rome, where artist would sculpt bodies and customers would shop around for the best body to put a bust of themselves or granddad on. That's why a lot of times you'll see a statue with the head of a really old man but the body of a god.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

57 I've got a turkey baster....and I know how to use it.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2020 09:57 AM (X/Pw5)

58 That's not a hat on sister number two; it's a tear in the fabric of space!

Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 09:57 AM (gmo/4)

59 This painting has the feel of a Grand Hiatus.

Either something has just recently happened, or something is about to happen.

Just not at this precise moment.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2020 09:57 AM (m45I2)

60 The one in blue got mad and took her head off.
That is a replacement head from Amazon.
Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 09:53 AM (88+cf)

LOL. It reminds me of ancient Rome, where artist would sculpt bodies and customers would shop around for the best body to put a bust of themselves or granddad on. That's why a lot of times you'll see a statue with the head of a really old man but the body of a god.
Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

There is no spinster. Only Zuul.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 09:57 AM (NWiLs)

61 Melmoth, I cannot agree. Kristol is going for the Buckley look while sis is saying, "underneath this blue dress are treasures"

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 13, 2020 09:58 AM (CLteG)

62 7
Those ladies look like they could use a stiff one.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 13, 2020 09:46 AM (PkVlr)

Are we still doing phrasing?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at February 13, 2020 09:58 AM (k/TB6)

63 any relation to the Palm Sisters?
Posted by: Rick in SK at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (FZYNt)
----
The one on the left is Rosie.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 09:58 AM (jW9oF)

64 21 Just out of frame are their 15 cats.
Posted by: Insomniac



Also, their human victims for later dismemberment.

They do look like they'd rather be somewhere else.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 13, 2020 09:59 AM (vN4+Q)

65 They also look like they just had an argument and were told to pipe down and hold still while I paint.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 13, 2020 10:00 AM (vN4+Q)

66
They have that 'how effing long do we have to sit here' look. They'd be smiling for a camera.
Posted by: JEM at February 13, 2020 09:54 AM (8erNz)




I imagine they're discussing their favorite foreign movie...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2020 10:00 AM (kw0bd)

67 Left sister would be more comfortable in her thigh high leather and a whip.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 10:00 AM (88+cf)

68 Ob/ Gyn clinic. Three hour wait.
Posted by: grammie winger
=========
From the looks of things, the doc's going to need the Jaws of Life. Or a least a bottle jack.
Posted by: Insomniac



***********

Wouldn't want to speculate.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2020 10:00 AM (m45I2)

69 What a fanatic image. Thank you CBD

Posted by: Parker Longbaugh at February 13, 2020 10:01 AM (tUNxh)

70 There faces say they are drama queens.

Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 10:01 AM (gmo/4)

71 Sister on right should refuse to do any profile paintings or photos in the future.

Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:01 AM (Uytaa)

72 They also look like they just had an argument and were told to pipe down and hold still while I paint.
Posted by: Puddleglum


Hah!

Nailed it.

Posted by: eleven at February 13, 2020 10:01 AM (QLPEO)

73 53 I also look best in blue.
Posted by: Kris

Pics ?
Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (arJlL)


https://tinyurl.com/rdwe29d

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 10:01 AM (OyyDO)

74 Reminds me of French Impressionism, which I can do without. It's the colors.

Posted by: Al Crapton at February 13, 2020 10:02 AM (D+4uo)

75 65 They also look like they just had an argument and were told to pipe down and hold still while I paint.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 13, 2020 10:00 AM (vN4+Q)

It will be a bra and panty tickle fight after lights out tonight

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:02 AM (JFO2v)

76 @59. The one in blue just told her sister she put out to that Sanders boy the night before.

Posted by: Case at February 13, 2020 10:02 AM (fv9cQ)

77 They were just told Bitter Clingers romantic advice.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 13, 2020 10:03 AM (G2zl5)

78 They don't want a nice man...they want a bad boy.

Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 10:03 AM (gmo/4)

79 I always figured Kris was hawt. Blue was a surprise, but hawt is not.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 10:03 AM (wzVKm)

80 They look pissed.

Are these the 2 the guy in Florida pissed on off a balcony ?

Posted by: jsg at February 13, 2020 10:03 AM (bT7Yc)

81 Sisters commiserating that neither of the men in their lives will stop and ask for directions.

Or turn on the GPS.

Posted by: Voter theater. at February 13, 2020 10:03 AM (5SYW9)

82 I aint no ways tarbelled.

Posted by: Joe Biteum at February 13, 2020 10:03 AM (Tnijr)

83 What does the one in blue have around her left wrist? Her panties?

Posted by: Gref at February 13, 2020 10:04 AM (AMIL/)

84 24 It also looks like the head of the woman on the right was redone.

It looks like the left hand of the sister in blue was done by a different artist than her right hand.

Posted by: Alice McD at February 13, 2020 10:04 AM (E+yET)

85 Neither one on them can parallel park.

Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 10:04 AM (gmo/4)

86 I sense that they are not ENTIRELY happy with this process and would really rather get back to bickering recreationally, because that's what sisters do.

Say hello to Thursday, Horde, which as we all know is Friday eve. Hope your day goes as well as possible.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 10:05 AM (RD7QR)

87 For no reason other than I was reading Oscar Wilde's London last night, here's a pretty picture: The Bayswater Omnibus -

https://tinyurl.com/u24xpqn

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 13, 2020 10:05 AM (Ki5SV)

88 The guy is a "Name". That particular painting sucks. He did much better than this one. But, I'm not a fan of flat outlined shapes. The woman on the right looks like an after thought done way after the rest of the painting was done.

Posted by: Groundhog at February 13, 2020 10:05 AM (VYwSh)

89 Don't see that many print pattern dresses from that long ago.

Posted by: Big V at February 13, 2020 10:05 AM (y/fJ4)

90 84 24 It also looks like the head of the woman on the right was redone.

It looks like the left hand of the sister in blue was done by a different artist than her right hand.
Posted by: Alice McD

average head and a bad handjob will make her a poor girlfriend and an even worse wife

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 13, 2020 10:05 AM (FZYNt)

91 I also look best in blue.
Posted by: Kris

Pics ?
Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (arJlL)


https://tinyurl.com/rdwe29d
Posted by: Kris

That's not exactly what I had in mind, but thanks anyway !

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 10:06 AM (arJlL)

92
I imagine they're discussing their favorite foreign movie...
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2020


*
*

Then, no doubt, one of them is named Peg.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:06 AM (Ejm1K)

93 The moment the election of witches coven vote was announced.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 13, 2020 10:06 AM (98S4t)

94 79 I always figured Kris was hawt. Blue was a surprise, but hawt is not.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 10:03 AM (wzVKm)

Isn't that a requirement for an 'Ette? Wouldn't get allowed into Ace's bunny mansion otherwise. He's got standards after all.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 10:06 AM (OyyDO)

95
It looks like the left hand of the sister in blue was done by a different artist than her right hand.
Posted by: Alice McD at February 13, 2020 10:04 AM (E+yET)


Seems to be more do to painting in the shadows. Light source is off to the left of the painting so it's all darker there.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 13, 2020 10:07 AM (G2zl5)

96 I think they murdered some guy, and right sister still feels bad about it.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 10:07 AM (88+cf)

97
any relation to the Palm Sisters?
Posted by: Rick in SK at February 13, 2020 09:56 AM (FZYNt)
----
The one on the left is Rosie.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 09:58 AM (jW9oF)





Just outside of the gate to Ft Bliss is a run-down flophouse apartment building called Rosas Palm. Saw it while on a work trip to El Paso a few years ago. Caused enough giggling that I took photos, which I have SOMEWHERE around here.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2020 10:07 AM (kw0bd)

98 These don't look like the sisters at my Catholic school....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2020 10:07 AM (CqE5x)

99

It's BLUE...NO it's SILVER.................it's BLUE Bitch..
it's SILVER douche......It's BLUE c*nt NO it's Silver fatty....

Ladies Ladies calm down and take them off and LET's SHAG BABIES......

Posted by: saf at February 13, 2020 10:08 AM (5IHGB)

100 The thumb on Profile Sister's left hand is unnaturally long and probably has an extra IP joint.

I suspect there is a code for that.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2020 10:08 AM (m45I2)

101 84 24 It also looks like the head of the woman on the right was redone.

It looks like the left hand of the sister in blue was done by a different artist than her right hand.
Posted by: Alice McD at February 13, 2020 10:04 AM (E+yET)

Nice catch. There are a few odd things about this one.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 10:08 AM (OyyDO)

102 Nice. Where is it displayed?

Posted by: RobM1981 at February 13, 2020 10:08 AM (sagm5)

103 For no reason other than I was reading Oscar Wilde's London last night, here's a pretty picture: The Bayswater Omnibus -

https://tinyurl.com/u24xpqn

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 13, 2020 10:05 AM (Ki5SV)

That's a "busy" painting.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2020 10:09 AM (X/Pw5)

104 By the looks of these two, definite democrat voters.

Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (gmo/4)

105 That's when she told me a story 'bout free milk and a cow
And said
"No huggee, no kissee until I get a wedding vow"

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (JFO2v)

106
For no reason other than I was reading Oscar Wilde's London last night, here's a pretty picture: The Bayswater Omnibus -

https://tinyurl.com/u24xpqn

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 13, 2020 10:05 AM (Ki5SV)






Oscar Wilde MultiPass

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

107 The one on the left has looks that used to be described as "handsome." Never pretty, or "hot".
Just handsome.

I think it's a subtle put-down

Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (CqE5x)

108 average head and a bad handjob will make her a poor girlfriend and an even worse wife

Bad handjob? Is that a thing? When I was of an age to be getting handjobs just touching it was good enough.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (wzVKm)

109 Sister on the left has same exact pose as Bill Kristol on his twitter photo.

Thanks, can't unsee that now.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (ZGrMX)

110 When billionaires fight . . .

2020 UGLY: Trump Rips BLoomberg: '5' 4" Mass of Dead Energy'...

Mike Hits Back: 'Carnival Barking Clown'; 'Behind Your Back They Laugh at You'...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (+y/Ru)

111 Painting? Meh.

Ladies do, however, look teh hawt in stylish hats. Just my $0.02.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 13, 2020 10:11 AM (ejd/p)

112 No longer ot, so yay. Been stuck in Chicago since late last night. Interesting how that free airline ticket turned into an expensive hotel stay. My chances of returning home anytime soon are poor. Third gate change already and still 2 hours til flight time. I hate flying and Chicago.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 13, 2020 10:11 AM (TLgI1)

113 Say they are vegans, but secretly eat tube steak.

Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 10:11 AM (gmo/4)

114 The one on the right reminds me of Lady Edith from the TV series "Downton Abbey" (actress Laura Carmichael).


I had trouble watching that show owing to the fact that her beautiful sister, Lady Mary (actress Michelle Dockery), was a dead ringer for my ex.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 13, 2020 10:11 AM (WqPYg)

115 The girl with the blue dress has a cold - or coronavirus.

Posted by: West at February 13, 2020 10:11 AM (8+UNJ)

116 Sister on the right seems to have a zit on the side of her nose, near the tip. No wonder she's not smiling.

The one in blue has that modern "I'm a feminist and men who won't date me are scum" expression. Or maybe it's the short hair that makes me think that.

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

117 thanks gang....i'm praying for all of you as well....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 13, 2020 10:12 AM (0O7c5)

118 Ok Sis, but I'm gonna need your help to drag him out of the house. I had a friend dig the hole already.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 13, 2020 10:12 AM (Y4EXg)

119 110 When billionaires fight . . .

2020 UGLY: Trump Rips BLoomberg: '5' 4" Mass of Dead Energy'...

Mike Hits Back: 'Carnival Barking Clown'; 'Behind Your Back They Laugh at You'...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (+y/Ru)

Do billionaires care if other people laugh at them? I picture them as the Woody Harrelson gif laying on a pile of money, using wads of dollar bills to wipe his eyes.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 10:12 AM (OyyDO)

120 I think it's a subtle put-down
Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (CqE5x)

Probably a polite way to say average, or "not ugly, not hot".

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at February 13, 2020 10:12 AM (J+mig)

121 The movie Equilibrium has a coherent philosophy. A young person might be persuaded to read Fahrenheit 451 or 1984 because of it. The Matrix compares unfavorably in that respect.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 13, 2020 10:13 AM (A/h0v)

122 105 That's when she told me a story 'bout free milk and a cow
And said
"No huggee, no kissee until I get a wedding vow"
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (JFO2v)

My honey my baby, don't put my love up on no shelf
She said don't gimme no lines and keep your hands to yourself

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 10:13 AM (NWiLs)

123 Even Critics Praise Merkel as Chancellor's Reign Draws to an End...

-
Oh, yeah. Kommissar Merkel is great.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 13, 2020 10:13 AM (+y/Ru)

124 123 Even Critics Praise Merkel as Chancellor's Reign Draws to an End...

-
Oh, yeah. Kommissar Merkel is great.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 13, 2020 10:13 AM (+y/Ru)

==========

Don't criticize the dead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 10:14 AM (zZbCU)

125 Even Critics Praise Merkel as Chancellor's Reign Draws to an End...

Yeah, what a list of achievements.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 10:14 AM (Boy/L)

126 Since we're past 100:

Met with a real estate agent last night, and he has sent me a number of properties, both houses and condos, that are basically within my price range. Which means most of 'em look like dumps, or are in dump areas. I'm not sure I want to buy a property here anyway. And condos have those pesky condo fees.

On the other hand, I hate where I live now. So there's that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:14 AM (Ejm1K)

127 You can tell they're sisters. The air is just crackling with the magic of togetherness.

Posted by: red speck at February 13, 2020 10:14 AM (nrC0n)

128 OT: But some right-wing troll just replied to a comment about Hillary being the nomination with, "Hail Seizure!"

I just thought that was funny.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 10:14 AM (xfb67)

129 The one in blue looks like my sister in law. Seriously.

Posted by: jewells45 at February 13, 2020 10:15 AM (BLT3V)

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

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 13, 2020 10:15 AM (XzVUd)

131
I had trouble watching that show owing to the fact that her beautiful sister, Lady Mary (actress Michelle Dockery), was a dead ringer for my ex.
Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 13, 2020


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I can't watch WKRP in Cincinnati for a similar reason.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:15 AM (Ejm1K)

132 Mike Hits Back: 'Carnival Barking Clown'; 'Behind Your Back They Laugh at You'...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 13, 2020 10:10 AM (+y/Ru)

He's president and they're not so I doubt they're laughing. Seething, maybe, but not laughing.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 10:16 AM (H8QX8)

133
The movie Equilibrium has a coherent philosophy. A young person might be persuaded to read Fahrenheit 451 or 1984 because of it. The Matrix compares unfavorably in that respect.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 13, 2020 10:13 AM (A/h0v)







Meh. Derivative. To be innovative it would have had Sean Bean SURVIVE.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2020 10:16 AM (kw0bd)

134 103 For no reason other than I was reading Oscar Wilde's London last night, here's a pretty picture: The Bayswater Omnibus -

https://tinyurl.com/u24xpqn

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 13, 2020 10:05 AM (Ki5SV)

That's a "busy" painting.
Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2020 10:09 AM (X/Pw5)

and I love it, especially the detail of the ads of the day over the passenger's heads.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:16 AM (Kpl3J)

135 I had trouble watching that show owing to the fact that her beautiful sister, Lady Mary (actress Michelle Dockery), was a dead ringer for my ex.
Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 13, 2020

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I can't watch WKRP in Cincinnati for a similar reason.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:15 AM (Ejm1K)

Geena Davis. DEAD RINGER for the first Mrs. Circa.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 10:16 AM (Boy/L)

136 Seems to be more do to painting in the shadows. Light source is off to the left of the painting so it's all darker there.
Posted by: Buzzion

It just looks like a wooden Sear's mail-order replacement hand to me. Not at all the detail or size of her right hand.
Is the blue draped at her wrist to cover the dividing line where a less talented artist restored it?

Posted by: Alice McD at February 13, 2020 10:16 AM (E+yET)

137 On the other hand, I hate where I live now.


Zillow is your friend. Not sure why you need a realtor. Put in a price range and go to the part of the map where you want to live and it shows you everything that's listed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 10:16 AM (wzVKm)

138 Those pure brilliant colors can be expensive. I knew a painter who said that the bright red sweater he painted was $50 of paint. It must have been worse back in the day.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 13, 2020 10:16 AM (A/h0v)

139 Equilibrium hand Kung Fu with guns! That alone, put's it way on top.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 10:17 AM (xfb67)

140 Met with a real estate agent last night, and he has sent me a number of properties, both houses and condos, that are basically within my price range. Which means most of 'em look like dumps, or are in dump areas. I'm not sure I want to buy a property here anyway. And condos have those pesky condo fees.

Last time I bought a house I found it myself by browsing Zillow and then telling my agent I wanted to see it. The agent's suggestions can be helpful, but you do have power beyond that.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 13, 2020 10:17 AM (ZGrMX)

141 135
I can't watch WKRP in Cincinnati for a similar reason.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:15 AM (Ejm1K)

Geena Davis. DEAD RINGER for the first Mrs. Circa.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 10:16 AM (Boy/L)

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Dolley looks like Amy Pond from Doctor Who.

Wish she could do that accent, but I guess I should be happy with what I have.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 10:17 AM (zZbCU)

142 Just 'Mayor Pete'? -- Trump struggles for killer nickname...

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We've got a couple we could let him have cheap.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 13, 2020 10:17 AM (+y/Ru)

143 Feel the love! :-D
Siblings are like that sometimes tho.

Posted by: I Have Questions at February 13, 2020 10:17 AM (BvNzB)

144 For no reason other than I was reading Oscar Wilde's London last night, here's a pretty picture: The Bayswater Omnibus -

https://tinyurl.com/u24xpqn

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 13, 2020 10:05 AM (Ki5SV)

That's a "busy" painting.
Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2020 10:09 AM (X/Pw5)

Rich dude isn't giving his seat up for the female plebe. Was that the point of the painting?

Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:17 AM (Uytaa)

145 139 Equilibrium hand Kung Fu with guns! That alone, put's it way on top.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 10:17 AM (xfb67)

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Derivative but competent storytelling with a solid lead performance and gun-kata.

A winner, in my book.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 10:18 AM (zZbCU)

146 Mare Pete.

Since he has a husband.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 13, 2020 10:18 AM (XzVUd)

147 I can't watch WKRP in Cincinnati for a similar reason.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

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Your sister looks like Mr. Carlson?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 13, 2020 10:18 AM (Y4EXg)

148
Zillow is your friend. Not sure why you need a realtor. Put in a price range and go to the part of the map where you want to live and it shows you everything that's listed.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020


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I've tried that, and Realtor dot com too. Guess what I get? The same basic array of dumps.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)

149 Equilibrium hand Kung Fu with guns! That alone, put's it way on top.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 10:17 AM (xfb67)

That was John Wick.

Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:19 AM (Uytaa)

150 148 I've tried that, and Realtor dot com too. Guess what I get? The same basic array of dumps.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)

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Yeah, since those sites link directly to the MLS, realtors are largely just good for filling out paperwork and taking your money.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 10:19 AM (zZbCU)

151 Gimme a kiss, Frank.

Posted by: Mayor Pete at February 13, 2020 10:19 AM (EgshT)

152 The first thing I noticed about the dual portrait today was the hands. Hands are so difficult to do and it almost appeared that the artist was showing off his technique.

Otherwise, why is the lady on the right wearing a blue-trimmed hat with a brown outfit? It almost looks unfinished.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 13, 2020 10:19 AM (MIKMs)

153 I can't watch WKRP in Cincinnati for a similar reason.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:15 AM (Ejm1K)

If you're gonna say "Because Loni Anderson", I'ma gonna call BS!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:20 AM (Kpl3J)

154 One on the left has an interesting look

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 13, 2020 10:20 AM (QJ36X)

155 I've tried that, and Realtor dot com too. Guess what I get? The same basic array of dumps.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)

Have you priced out shoeboxes in the middle of the road?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 10:20 AM (NWiLs)

156 So my wife found this coffee cup that was in a Trumpian you are the best sis ever, your the greatest, all my other sisters just soso.

She sent it to all 3 of her sister.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:20 AM (JFO2v)

157 I mean, Pete doesnt really need a nickname. If he becomes the nominee (doubtful) he is practically a living caricature of the left.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 13, 2020 10:21 AM (JRaU+)

158 Have you priced out shoeboxes in the middle of the road?

Luxury.

We only had abandoned possum nests. Sometimes not fully abandoned.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 10:21 AM (Boy/L)

159 On the other hand, I hate where I live now.





Zillow is your friend. Not sure why you need a realtor. Put in a
price range and go to the part of the map where you want to live and it
shows you everything that's listed.


Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 10:16 AM

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realtor.com is better IMO. You can hide pending sales with it.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 13, 2020 10:21 AM (JUOKG)

160 Watched Ford vs. Ferrari last night. It was a decent movie The races were thrilling but I don't think it was good enough to be nominated best picture. It wasn't at the same level as 1917 or Joker. The cars were awesome though, so maybe the Academy has a car guy on the board.

Posted by: Kris at February 13, 2020 10:22 AM (OyyDO)

161 At least you can't get rabies from the possum.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 10:22 AM (wzVKm)

162 She sent it to all 3 of her sister.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:20 AM (JFO2v)

Double trouble ( see @130 )

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 13, 2020 10:22 AM (XzVUd)

163 126 Since we're past 100:

Met with a real estate agent last night, and he has sent me a number of properties, both houses and condos, that are basically within my price range. Which means most of 'em look like dumps, or are in dump areas. I'm not sure I want to buy a property here anyway. And condos have those pesky condo fees.

On the other hand, I hate where I live now. So there's that.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:14 AM (Ejm1K)

We are getting new fridges all around our complex. I can save you a box or 3!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:22 AM (JFO2v)

164 You need to look for a fixer upper in a good neighborhood. A little harder to find since that's what everyone is looking for.

Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:22 AM (Uytaa)

165 I've tried that, and Realtor dot com too. Guess what I get? The same basic array of dumps.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)

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Yeah, since those sites link directly to the MLS, realtors are largely just good for filling out paperwork and taking your money.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020


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The advice I've always read is that, unless you plan to live in a property for at least five years, it would make more financial sense to rent. I hope to flee Da Swamp in less time than that. So does it make sense for me to buy a house? Sure, I could rent it out when I left, though I'd have to find someone to manage it for me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:23 AM (Ejm1K)

166 The right arm of the one in blue makes it appear that she is wearing short sleeves but the left wrist appears to have material.

I'm confused.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at February 13, 2020 10:23 AM (muI26)

167 I've tried that, and Realtor dot com too. Guess what I get? The same basic array of dumps.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)

If you're interested in a condo, get a copy of their last reserve study, balance sheet and history of any special assessments. Also if you can talk to a handful of owners about the HOA, basically if they're jackboots or more laissez faire. Owners always have opinions about their HOAs.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 10:23 AM (H8QX8)

168 I can't watch One Million Years B.C. for a similar reason.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 13, 2020 10:24 AM (Ndje9)

169 You need to look for a fixer upper in a good neighborhood. A little harder to find since that's what everyone is looking for.
Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020


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I don't have the energy for dealing with that. I don't need a showplace, but I want something that's comfortable when I move in: roof, flooring, and air conditioning.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:24 AM (Ejm1K)

170
Since we're past 100:

Met with a real estate agent last night, and he has sent me a number of properties, both houses and condos, that are basically within my price range. Which means most of 'em look like dumps, or are in dump areas. I'm not sure I want to buy a property here anyway. And condos have those pesky condo fees.

On the other hand, I hate where I live now. So there's that.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:14 AM (Ejm1K)





The answer is obvious.

https://tinyurl.com/tkhdq8t

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2020 10:24 AM (kw0bd)

171 I can't watch One Million Years B.C. for a similar reason.

T-Rex, huh?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 10:25 AM (Boy/L)

172 Nearly everything in Sci-Fi is derivative if you look too closely at it. You'd have to be an exceptionally creative person to come up with something new.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 10:25 AM (xfb67)

173 Equilibrium hand Kung Fu with guns! That alone, put's it way on top.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 10:17 AM (xfb67)

That was John Wick.

Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth


John Woo says get off his lawn.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 13, 2020 10:25 AM (OUMaO)

174 I can't watch Maude.

Posted by: eleven at February 13, 2020 10:25 AM (QLPEO)

175 I've tried that, and Realtor dot com too. Guess what I get? The same basic array of dumps.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)

Have you priced out shoeboxes in the middle of the road?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020


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Funny thing: None of those have air conditioning. Or plumbing, or . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:25 AM (Ejm1K)

176 Zillow is your friend. Not sure why you need a realtor. Put in a price range and go to the part of the map where you want to live and it shows you everything that's listed.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020

Realtors like to play games where if they're representing a seller, they give a first crack to the agents at their company who are representing prospective buyers. So if the market is hot, the best properties might not make it on zillow for an appreciable amount of time for you to find it on your own before they're already under contract.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 13, 2020 10:25 AM (KUaJL)

177 I do have a niece who is asked "Do you know you look like Sandra Bullock's double?" by everyone who meets her for the first time. Her parents were/are fools, but they were both quite good looking.

and I mean, I could mix in a few photos of her with some photos of Bullock and you wouldn't be able to pick them out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:26 AM (Kpl3J)

178 Can we go Star Trek before 200?

Posted by: eleven at February 13, 2020 10:26 AM (QLPEO)

179
Can we go Star Trek before 200?
Posted by: eleven at February 13, 2020 10:26 AM (QLPEO)







Not more Jedi talk...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2020 10:26 AM (kw0bd)

180 I can't watch WKRP in Cincinnati for a similar reason.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:15 AM (Ejm1K)

If you're gonna say "Because Loni Anderson", I'ma gonna call BS!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020


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Naw, Jan Smithers.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:27 AM (Ejm1K)

181 Funny thing: None of those have air conditioning. Or plumbing, or . . .

Look at Mr. Fancy Rich Guy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 10:27 AM (Boy/L)

182 178 Can we go Star Trek before 200?
Posted by: eleven at February 13, 2020 10:26 AM (QLPEO)

no talk of wookies and darth until >300

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:27 AM (JFO2v)

183 and I mean, I could mix in a few photos of her with some photos of Bullock and you wouldn't be able to pick them out.
Posted by: Tom Servo

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Hopefully she has the good sense to not marry a guy like Jesse James.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 13, 2020 10:27 AM (Y4EXg)

184 Realtors like to play games where if they're
representing a seller, they give a first crack to the agents at their
company who are representing prospective buyers. So if the market is
hot, the best properties might not make it on zillow for an appreciable
amount of time for you to find it on your own before they're already
under contract.



Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 13, 2020 10:25 AM

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This is what happened to our house when we moved from CT to KY. It was not even on the market when we sold it.


Our real estate agent had an open house before it was listed and we had 12 offers the next day, most of them for the full price.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 13, 2020 10:27 AM (JUOKG)

185 This is what happened to our house when we moved from CT to KY. It was not even on the market when we sold it.


Our real estate agent had an open house before it was listed and we had 12 offers the next day, most of them for the full price.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 13, 2020


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Exactly; I'm hoping to grab something good before it gets listed.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:28 AM (Ejm1K)

186 >>Owners always have opinions about their HOAs. Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 10:23 AM (H8QX

Zod's homeowner association is...enthusiastic. Fortunately, the Fairfax County judge told them to get bent over a neighbor's addition that was not in "harmony and conformity" a few years back.

So they're weaponizing the proceeds of the neighborhood Home and Garden Tour for a lawfare warchest.
Mutated.

Posted by: Zod at February 13, 2020 10:29 AM (qXNVo)

187 I can't watch Maude.

Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, or Bill Macy?

This could get really disturbing.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 10:29 AM (Boy/L)

188 "Sister on the right seems to have a zit on the side of her nose, near the tip. No wonder she's not smiling."
Noticed that too. Maybe it's like Roasanne Rosannadanna's description of the "little teeny tiny ball of sweat" hanging off the end of Doctor Joyce Brother's nose in the sauna at the gym?

Posted by: Ned Reid at February 13, 2020 10:30 AM (4VNvT)

189 I can't watch Sesame Street.

Posted by: Joey B. at February 13, 2020 10:30 AM (a4EWo)

190 Wakes up.
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. The sister on the left looks like a girl I dated in high school. Huh! When was this painted?
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 10:30 AM (axyOa)

191 Naw, Jan Smithers.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:27 AM (Ejm1K)

I always loved Jan Smithers from afar! She was lovely, but looked like someone you could actually hope to meet. I think I remember she ended up with James Brolin for a while.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:30 AM (Kpl3J)

192 T-Rex, huh? Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

T-Raq.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 13, 2020 10:31 AM (Ndje9)

193 I'm not sure about this painting. The artist looks like he couldn't decide between classicism and impressionism.

The colors aren't bad and the subject matter seems decent but the execution is lacking in some areas.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 10:31 AM (QyoQ9)

194 Hope Hicks is back. If nothing else DC just got a lot better looking.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 10:31 AM (ZLI7S)

195 I'll give you something else to worry about. You can't choose your neighbors.

Posted by: Case at February 13, 2020 10:31 AM (fv9cQ)

196 Our old house sold in 3 days. Full asking price.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 13, 2020 10:32 AM (zre6V)

197 Nice. looks like pastels.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 13, 2020 10:32 AM (Gtjwx)

198 Have you priced out shoeboxes in the middle of the road?

Luxury.

We only had abandoned possum nests. Sometimes not fully abandoned.
Posted by: Circa


Moving to an island when I retire.
At the current rate, it'll be the island on the north side of the Beltline & Midway intersection.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 10:32 AM (S9U/P)

199 Mornin' Horde. Today's a loss, but I have a three-day weekend for late b'day observance, so there's that. May as well try to enjoy turning 29+n today!

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 13, 2020 10:33 AM (OUMaO)

200 https://abcn.ws/2vuxDDH
*******
Hope Hicks returning to WH as Senior Adviser
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Hottie Quotient just went up

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 10:33 AM (BqBId)

201 At least you can't get rabies from the possum.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 10:22 AM (wzVKm)

(O)possums eat ticks also.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 10:33 AM (88+cf)

202 Happy BD Brother Time.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 13, 2020 10:33 AM (Y4EXg)

203 199 Mornin' Horde. Today's a loss, but I have a three-day weekend for late b'day observance, so there's that. May as well try to enjoy turning 29+n today!
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 13, 2020 10:33 AM (OUMaO)

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (Ez6QX)

204 Anyone who wants to be on an HOA board should be disqualified from serving. They only way you should get on is by not going to the meetings.

Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (B7KlG)

205 Hope Hicks returning to WH as Senior Adviser

I demand an investigation.

IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (Boy/L)

206 I'll give you something else to worry about. You can't choose your neighbors.

Posted by: Case


Well you can, after a fashion, but it's lots of trial and error, and sooner or later the police start asking questions and you run out of places to dispose of remains.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (OUMaO)

207 Hopefully she has the good sense to not marry a guy like Jesse James.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 13, 2020 10:27 AM (Y4EXg)

oh boy don't get me started. A revolving door of relationships with psychotic millionaires. I should write scripts for Lifetime Movies, I would just have to use her life and a couple other female relatives for plot lines. I could pump out a dozen just off the top of my head.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (Kpl3J)

208 pole still have birthdays? yeah, no.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (Gtjwx)

209 I'll be moving sometime next fall and HOA's are a deal-breaker. I prefer a semi-rural or rural property with maybe two or three acres of land within 20 minutes of the city. Wish me luck, those properties are hard to find in my price range but they do exist.

Posted by: Guzalot at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (prSvo)

210 Hope Hicks returning to WH as Senior Adviser

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Hottie Quotient just went up

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 10:33 AM (BqBId)

I can't look at Hope Hicks, because of reasons.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (88+cf)

211 People. gees.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 13, 2020 10:35 AM (Gtjwx)

212 Happy BD Brother Time.

Posted by: Tonypete


"Brother Time"? Nice promotion...

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 13, 2020 10:35 AM (OUMaO)

213 Naw, Jan Smithers.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:27 AM (Ejm1K)

I always loved Jan Smithers from afar! She was lovely, but looked like someone you could actually hope to meet. I think I remember she ended up with James Brolin for a while.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020


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Wife No. 2 was a ringer for her. Including the glasses. However, it turned out her assembly-line worker had forgotten to install the conscience module and the necessary code.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:35 AM (Ejm1K)

214 alternate title: waiting for paolo

Posted by: Anachronda at February 13, 2020 10:35 AM (sGtp+)

215 Alternate Title: "Pissed Off Because Godot is Late Again"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2020 10:35 AM (m45I2)

216 194 Hope Hicks is back. If nothing else DC just got a lot better looking.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 10:31 AM (ZLI7S)
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They're putting the band back together.

Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 10:35 AM (G0vdT)

217 "Nice hat. D'ja get a bowl of soup with it?"

Posted by: Sharkman at February 13, 2020 10:36 AM (Hn8E7)

218 Anyone who wants to be on an HOA board should be disqualified from serving. They only way you should get on is by not going to the meetings.
Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (B7KlG)

HOAs are just a microcosm of our political system.

Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:36 AM (Uytaa)

219 Off agent 86 sock

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:36 AM (Uytaa)

220 What was the name of that other hottie Trump fired? Young gal, in her twenties.

She was a knock out.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 10:37 AM (xfb67)

221 I should write scripts for Lifetime Movies, I would just have to use her life and a couple other female relatives for plot lines.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (Kpl3J)

You just write one....then just swap out characters/locations/seasons.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2020 10:37 AM (X/Pw5)

222 210
I can't look at Hope Hicks, because of reasons.

because you're not able or because you're not allowed?

Posted by: Anachronda at February 13, 2020 10:37 AM (sGtp+)

223 So they call it "COVID-19" now, eh? Kinda close to "corvid", which is crows and such...yeah, that's imagery you need for the new Asian plague...

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 13, 2020 10:37 AM (OUMaO)

224 191 Naw, Jan Smithers.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:27 AM (Ejm1K)

I always loved Jan Smithers from afar! She was lovely, but looked like someone you could actually hope to meet. I think I remember she ended up with James Brolin for a while.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:30 AM (Kpl3J)

I hear he had transmission problems on honeymoon

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:37 AM (JFO2v)

225 >>220
What was the name of that other hottie Trump fired? Young gal, in her twenties.

Omarosa Marigold Half-Man

Posted by: Zod at February 13, 2020 10:37 AM (qXNVo)

226 At least you can't get rabies from the possum.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 10:22 AM (wzVKm)

(O)possums eat ticks also.
Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020


*
*

During his occasional outdoor life, my big cat Wolf met an opossum. They eyed each other for a minute, then turned and went their separate ways. I'm sure the 'possum had no use for the cat, and that the cat was thinking, "No effin' way I'm going to attack and eat that."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:38 AM (Ejm1K)

227 whenever I had something in my shop and it sold immediately, for full price

my first thought was

shoulda ask more, you stupid putz

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 10:38 AM (rpxSz)

228 I can't watch WKRP in Cincinnati for a similar reason.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:15 AM (Ejm1K)

Your ex was a doppleganger for Big Guy Arthur Carlson?

Posted by: Traveler Passing Thru at February 13, 2020 10:38 AM (q1Pj5)

229 Loni Anderson aged better than Jan Smithers. I would not have guessed that.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:38 AM (Uytaa)

230 I don't pull the "veteran" card too often, but I can't help it after listening to some of shit this morning concerning LTC Vindman.

CNN was off on a roll about this asshole this morning, saying this "purple heart" medal winning officer was being singled out by Trump.

Things have changed in the military concerning purple hearts. When my father was in the Navy during WWII and my uncle during the Korean War, a purple heart was awarded for serious injuries incurred during combat. A soldier would have been ridiculed if they tried to get a purple heart for a minor "boo boo", if not bitch slapped for trying to degrade the honor of those actually wounded.

In Vietnam, there was an incentive to obtain a purple heart - or multiple purple hearts - to leave before completing your tour. Pussies like John Kerry come to mind. Vindman apparently was in the general vicinity of an explosion and he received an "injury" that he visited a medic about and was released back to duty the same afternoon. For this, he got a purple heart.

Back in society, he touts the medal as if he sacrificed in the same manner as those who lost limbs.

I wish frauds like this could be exposed and the public educated on what true valor looks like with deserving purple heart receipients.

Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 10:38 AM (U6f/q)

231 The original "That's not funny" meme...

Posted by: Mark Gerald Snodgrass at February 13, 2020 10:39 AM (z4Qw5)

232 216 194 Hope Hicks is back. If nothing else DC just got a lot better looking.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 10:31 AM (ZLI7S)
----

They're putting the band back together.
Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 10:35 AM (G0vdT)


Another Trumpian move that will anger the Usual Suspects, for a variety of illogical reasons. I expect this will be declared an impeachable offense by at least one of the crazies on the View.

Posted by: Gref at February 13, 2020 10:39 AM (AMIL/)

233 They're putting the band back together.
Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 10:35 AM (G0vdT)
*******
We're on a mission from GAWD

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 10:40 AM (BqBId)

234 Loni Anderson aged better than Jan Smithers. I would not have guessed that.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:38 AM (Uytaa)

If you keep plastic out of the sun, it holds up well.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2020 10:40 AM (X/Pw5)

235 I see I'm late to this today.

Has anyone yet mentioned that Monica in blue has eyes that are utterly skew to her face? First thing I noticed. In fact, her two eyes look like they're from two different faces. Really bad cut-and-paste. I can't even look at the rest of the painting yet, that's so odd.

Also, hi.

Posted by: mindful webworker
arte critiquee to the stars
at February 13, 2020 10:40 AM (TIFWI)

236 I am on zillow now and see a house that is where we want to live. I could buy for about 85/ft. But then would need to in 100k to make it right.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:40 AM (JFO2v)

237 RE:Hope Hicks.

I played golf quite a few times out at Trumps course in Sterling. This was before PDT got into politics. The manager of this multimillion dollar facility was a woman. And I mean a total, drop dead gorgeous woman. And typical of PDTs style, she was smart as hell.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 10:41 AM (axyOa)

238 So I guess it's a good thing the other gal is shown only in profile.

Posted by: mindful webworker
arte critiquee to the stars
at February 13, 2020 10:41 AM (TIFWI)

239 Don't judge me too harshly but until just now I listened to Logan Paul's podcast because he had some good guests here and there and he seemed open minded to having people on he disagreed with, like Alex Jones and Kait Bennet the gun girl. I find out today he deleted the show with gun girl for woke points so I deleted his podcast from my lineup.

Posted by: Augustine at February 13, 2020 10:42 AM (BDZWU)

240 Girl on the right had her heart wounded with a monotonous languor.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2020 10:42 AM (m45I2)

241
I mean, Pete doesnt really need a nickname. If he becomes the nominee
(doubtful) he is practically a living caricature of the left.
=====

Teacher's Pet. Both parents academics and can't you just see the smarmy tattletale playing the rat?

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 13, 2020 10:42 AM (MIKMs)

242 Teacher's Pet. Both parents academics and can't you just see the smarmy tattletale playing the rat?
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 13, 2020


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*

A political version of Major Frank Burns.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 10:43 AM (Ejm1K)

243 Anyone who wants to be on an HOA board should be
disqualified from serving. They only way you should get on is by not
going to the meetings.

Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (B7KlG)

Precisely!!

Posted by: Traveler Passing Thru at February 13, 2020 10:43 AM (q1Pj5)

244 Not being an eyeore, but why doesn't Trump--just this once--let things ply out in the Democrat primary before he starts mocking the candidates.
In a weird way, he's elevating MiniMike to his level.
There's no need for that.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2020 10:43 AM (CqE5x)

245 232 216 194 Hope Hicks is back. If nothing else DC just got a lot better looking.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 10:31 AM (ZLI7S)
----

They're putting the band back together.
Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 10:35 AM (G0vdT)


Another Trumpian move that will anger the Usual Suspects, for a variety of illogical reasons. I expect this will be declared an impeachable offense by at least one of the crazies on the View.
Posted by: Gref at February 13, 2020 10:39 AM (AMIL/)
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Imagine if he brought back Steve Bannon. I'm chuckling out loud just at the thought of it.

Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 10:43 AM (G0vdT)

246 174
I can't watch Maude.

thought bubble for which one of them?

Posted by: Anachronda at February 13, 2020 10:43 AM (sGtp+)

247 Hope Hicks is back. If nothing else DC just got a lot better looking.
Posted by: JackStraw

I'm sure there is some way in which this is the Worst News Evah,
but at least we'll have the rest of the day to theorize what that may be.

"Hope" there are photos involved. The special, tiny-url-linked ones.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 13, 2020 10:44 AM (8IOEj)

248 Madeleine Westerhout, that was her.

She was nice.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 10:44 AM (xfb67)

249 At least no one said they can't watch Golden Girls.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:44 AM (Uytaa)

250 Imagine if he brought back Steve Bannon. I'm chuckling out loud just at the thought of it.
Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 10:43 AM (G0vdT)


Imagine what happens when DOES bring back Mike Flynn!

Posted by: Gref at February 13, 2020 10:45 AM (AMIL/)

251 218 Anyone who wants to be on an HOA board should be disqualified from serving. They only way you should get on is by not going to the meetings.
Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (B7KlG)

HOAs are just a microcosm of our political system.
Posted by: Maxwell Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:36 AM (Uytaa)

Now do public school administrators...

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 13, 2020 10:45 AM (GC07d)

252 Meh, I've got nothing. Later y'all

Endeavour to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 13, 2020 10:45 AM (m45I2)

253 I like the dresses. While clearly of their time, they could be worn today as well (particularly the blue and beige combo).

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 13, 2020 10:45 AM (oW/8k)

254 Muldoon: That's Not a Hat - a limerick

Laughed out loud

Posted by: mindful webworker
arte criteeke to the slars
at February 13, 2020 10:46 AM (TIFWI)

255 204 Anyone who wants to be on an HOA board should be disqualified from serving. They only way you should get on is by not going to the meetings.
Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (B7KlG)

They nominating committee should hide at the clubhouse, throw a pillowcase over a members head, call them the next president, beat them with soap on a rope, and promise to do it again if they fuck up.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:46 AM (JFO2v)

256 251 218 Anyone who wants to be on an HOA board should be disqualified from serving. They only way you should get on is by not going to the meetings.
Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (B7KlG)


It has it's benefits...

"Sure, I'll let your husband keep his travel trailer parked in the driveway for a month - But first, you'll blow me."

Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 10:47 AM (U6f/q)

257 256 251 218 Anyone who wants to be on an HOA board should be disqualified from serving. They only way you should get on is by not going to the meetings.
Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 10:34 AM (B7KlG)


It has it's benefits...

"Sure, I'll let your husband keep his travel trailer parked in the driveway for a month - But first, you'll blow me."
Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 10:47 AM (U6f/q)

265 to get to BJs. Slipping a bit.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:48 AM (JFO2v)

258 "This looks like a study for a later work. Or possibly a painting on an
unprimed canvas? There's an interesting texture to it."

Unless I miss my guess, this is a pastel on paper. It's a beautiful piece of work in a difficult medium.

As for the subjects, the contrast between the sisters is quite striking: the one on the left with arms spread apart and legs crossed, in a bright, loosely cut dress, staring at the viewer in a challenging way; the one on the right turning away from the viewer, in somber, high-necked dress, in a posture that's seems almost defensive. My guess is that Right Sister is older, but Left Sister rules the roost.


My guess is that the artist drew them separately, then assembled the figures in his final composition.

Posted by: Brown Line at February 13, 2020 10:48 AM (S6ArX)

259 Not being an eyeore, but why doesn't Trump--just this once--let things ply out in the Democrat primary before he starts mocking the candidates.
In a weird way, he's elevating MiniMike to his level.
There's no need for that.
Posted by: JoeF.

you need a pretty big elevator to lift Mini-Mike to Donald Trump's level.
Trump's method is branding. He brands himself, he brands his opponents.

Constantly calling Bloomberg "Mini-Mike" is fixing an image in people's minds, and the Bloomberg campaign will spend energy countering the brand.
And Bloomberg is short.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 13, 2020 10:48 AM (vcOmj)

260 However, it turned out her assembly-line worker had forgotten to install the conscience module and the necessary code.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Sadly, this is a very frequently missed step in the Future Ex-Wife Assembly Sequence.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 13, 2020 10:49 AM (Hn8E7)

261 259 Not being an eyeore, but why doesn't Trump--just this once--let things ply out in the Democrat primary before he starts mocking the candidates.
In a weird way, he's elevating MiniMike to his level.
There's no need for that.
Posted by: JoeF.

you need a pretty big elevator to lift Mini-Mike to Donald Trump's level.
Trump's method is branding. He brands himself, he brands his opponents.

Constantly calling Bloomberg "Mini-Mike" is fixing an image in people's minds, and the Bloomberg campaign will spend energy countering the brand.
And Bloomberg is short.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 13, 2020 10:48 AM (vcOmj)

=========

Weren't people saying this about Trump propping up Biden?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 10:49 AM (zZbCU)

262 NBC says Mini Mike will now do stand up to combat President Trump.
Um no but it did say Mike would embrace memes to defeat Trump.


Bizarro World

Posted by: Stand up at February 13, 2020 10:49 AM (WX+x0)

263 166
The right arm of the one in blue makes it appear that she is wearing short sleeves but the left wrist appears to have material.

looks like she has a silk handkerchief tied around her wrist.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 13, 2020 10:49 AM (sGtp+)

264 "It's idiotic that government spending is included in GDP. The


government did not create that wealth, but removed it from the economy." Posted by: J.J. Sefton

The military Industrial Complex would beg to differ with you.


What
is "wealth"? With a fiat currency, the stock market could go up another
100% and not create anything more, it could just be currency
manipulation, underwritten by BigGov. And it is becoming common
knowledge/belief ... that BigGov is "in the market". That is why the
cries to "audit the fed" abound.


The "Nash Equilibrium" seems
to keep everyone in "the market", so BigGov is happy to keep that game
going. The oligarchs and machine traders extract their unfair share of
that "wealth", and the fed is trapped ... they can't break the 35 year
trend of lower interest rates (which punishes responsible savers).


I
think we have communism by proxy of monetary policy. In a sense, the
fed policy and our military have forced everyone into the same Ponzi
scheme ... but that does fund a lot of economic activity. Productivity
Gains are "redistributed" to the top and bottom tiers, workers still grind out
their 40 hour weeks, and their capital is used to underwrite massive
GovDebt. TickTock.


Talk of a reset or jubilee ... is
whispered in certain circles ... but all this is just "conspiracy
theory" .. the new world order will be glorious.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 13, 2020 10:50 AM (Cus5s)

265 Well, I...
("What's a Gundelfinger?")...
can't watch Casablanca.

I mated with a female who looks spookily like Ingrid Bergman.
People used to remark on it. Yes, that was great.

Now, she's within half a decade of as old as Ingrid Bergman ever got to be.
Do yourself a favor and don't look up those pictures of Ingrid Bergman.
No, she hasn't started to look like that. Yet.
And be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 13, 2020 10:50 AM (8IOEj)

266 They are the Brewster sisters, the early years. They just found out about Jonathan being a bad seed.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 13, 2020 10:50 AM (q1Pj5)

267 I can't look at Hope Hicks, because of reasons.

because you're not able or because you're not allowed?


Posted by: Anachronda at February 13, 2020 10:37 AM (sGtp+)

Restraining order...



Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 10:50 AM (gmo/4)

268 Constantly calling Bloomberg "Mini-Mike" is fixing an image in people's minds, and the Bloomberg campaign will spend energy countering the brand.
And Bloomberg is short.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 13, 2020 10:48 AM (vcOmj)
------------

What's amusing, in a train wreck sort of way, is that Bloomberg is every bit the authoritarian President Trump is accused of being.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 10:50 AM (QyoQ9)

269 Sisters

The subject matter is free milk.

Posted by: Stand up at February 13, 2020 10:51 AM (WX+x0)

270 Imagine if he brought back Steve Bannon. I'm chuckling out loud just at the thought of it.
Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 10:43 AM (G0vdT)
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"Actually I was sent out on a mission, and here's what I found out..."

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 13, 2020 10:51 AM (/ZYFC)

271 a lot of times beautiful women are just stupid beyond belief. "Dint yo' momma teach you nothin'???" The relative I'm talking about once was all flattered because she had done some work for a rich publisher who was also an Arab. So she agreed to go to his house for some "work" after hours, and then they shared a couple bottles of wine and laughed, and then she was shocked, shocked, when he tried to get into her pants and flipped out on her when she ran out. And then he fired her, and she thought that was unfair.

I heard that story, and it was a double facepalm for me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:51 AM (Kpl3J)

272 I'll be moving sometime next fall and HOA's are a deal-breaker. I prefer a semi-rural or rural property with maybe two or three acres of land within 20 minutes of the city. Wish me luck, those properties are hard to find in my price range but they do exist.
Posted by: Guzalot


That's kind of what we (Shibumi and I) bought. The other deal was well water and septic.

We have a semi-rural, semi-suburban neighborhood, with city water and sewer, lots of gun-totin' neighbors, and not far from the city (Columbus). It's Trump country, really Red America. We are totally safe here.

Very quiet, and about 2/3 of an acre, with lots of woods in the back. All the houses here have big lots, and nobody bothers anybody.

And no HOA, either.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 13, 2020 10:51 AM (vcOmj)

273 Constantly calling Bloomberg "Mini-Mike" is fixing an image in people's minds, and the Bloomberg campaign will spend energy countering the brand.
And Bloomberg is short.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 13, 2020 10:48 AM (vcOmj)
=============================

I'm done second-guessing Trump, his political instincts are better than any of us.

Posted by: Guzalot at February 13, 2020 10:52 AM (prSvo)

274 Constantly calling Bloomberg "Mini-Mike" is fixing
an image in people's minds, and the Bloomberg campaign will spend energy
countering the brand.

And Bloomberg is short.



Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 13, 2020 10:48 AM


---

And if he is allowed to buy the nomination it will become extremely apparent when he is on the debate stage with Trump.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 13, 2020 10:53 AM (JUOKG)

275 236 I am on zillow now and see a house that is where we want to live. I could buy for about 85/ft. But then would need to in 100k to make it right.
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:40 AM (JFO2v)

I'm a firm believer in not paying for someone else's mistakes

I've always been happier with a redo

plus, it can be rewarding and fun

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 10:53 AM (rpxSz)

276 Very quiet, and about 2/3 of an acre, with lots of woods in the back. All the houses here have big lots, and nobody bothers anybody.

And no HOA, either.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 13, 2020 10:51 AM (vcOmj)
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Yeah, for my wife and I, HOA's are a deal breaker.

We don't care how minimal the fees are, not interested.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 10:53 AM (QyoQ9)

277 Another guy who can't paint hands phoning it in.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 13, 2020 10:54 AM (sGotD)

278 If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.

Sun Tzu

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 10:54 AM (ZLI7S)

279 I don't understand people who sabotage their otherwise seemingly great life with weird behavior.


Why would that Toronto Blue Jays player think it was a good idea to spank his monkey while in his car in a busy parking lot?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:55 AM (Uytaa)

280 Bernice bobbed her hair, the painting.

Posted by: garrett at February 13, 2020 10:55 AM (9N8Q0)

281 275 236 I am on zillow now and see a house that is where we want to live. I could buy for about 85/ft. But then would need to in 100k to make it right.
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:40 AM (JFO2v)

I'm a firm believer in not paying for someone else's mistakes

I've always been happier with a redo

plus, it can be rewarding and fun
Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 10:53 AM (rpxSz)

I done several 30k updates but not a 100k. Plus I do not know any great contractors.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:55 AM (JFO2v)

282 And no HOA, either.
=====

Envy is a sin, envy is a sin, envy is a sin . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 13, 2020 10:56 AM (MIKMs)

283 OT/

Neat video of a Native American burial site being blown up for the border wall...

https://twitter.com/USBPChiefTCA/status/1227951221966692352

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 13, 2020 10:56 AM (zqs/f)

284 I'm starting to think about just staying here. Moving is more than I can handle right now, plus there's going to be legal stuff involved with selling. I can sell off the river property to pay everyone off. I hate the idea of living here but it's paid for and reminds me of my husband.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 13, 2020 10:56 AM (Lqy/e)

285 >>Why would that Toronto Blue Jays player think it was a good idea to spank his monkey while in his car in a busy parking lot?

Maybe his monkey was being disobedient.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 10:56 AM (ZLI7S)

286 No snobby, power hungry asshole is going to tell me where to park my truck and what color to paint my house.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 13, 2020 10:56 AM (zre6V)

287 Also, if you renovate a house you can put in secret passages.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 10:56 AM (1ISKN)

288 >>Why would that Toronto Blue Jays player think it was a good idea to spank his monkey while in his car in a busy parking lot?


Sometimes you spank the monkey and, well...
sometimes the monkey spanks you.

You got a good sarsparilla?

Posted by: Sam Elliott at February 13, 2020 10:57 AM (9N8Q0)

289 Trump winning the popular election is our last best hope, short of helicopter rides for our political enemies.

Posted by: Max Power at February 13, 2020 10:57 AM (llxrS)

290 If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.



Sun Tzu

Trump went to Wharton. Did pretty well there.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 13, 2020 10:57 AM (8IOEj)

291 Talk of a reset or jubilee ... is
whispered in certain circles ... but all this is just "conspiracy
theory" .. the new world order will be glorious.
Posted by: illiniwek at February 13, 2020 10:50 AM (Cus5s)


A "reset" is possible...

The U.S. government "owns" a tremendous amount of assets, all contrary to the Constitution. These assets would amount to more than 72 trillion if valued fairly, but can't be immediately sold - simply because there isn't that much money available.

What I proposed is establishing a semi-autonomous agency that is tasked with disposing of the assets over a 100 year span, but making at least half the immediate value available for the government.

This could conceivably pay off the federal debt, all mortgage, consumer, student and credit card debt, while leaving trillions to spend on a total refurbishment of the infrastructure.

No printing money for nothing, actually assets with real value being exchanged for cash to totally reset the nation.

Eh, it's something to think about.

Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 10:57 AM (U6f/q)

292 Why would that Toronto Blue Jays player think it was a good idea to spank his monkey while in his car in a busy parking lot?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:55 AM (Uytaa)

Bowfinger - Kitt Ramsey and the Laker Girls!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:57 AM (Kpl3J)

293 Muldoon: That's Not a Hat - a limerick

Laughed out loud
Posted by: mindful webworker
arte criteeke to the slars


Rumor has it Muldoon is banned from Ascot.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 10:58 AM (axyOa)

294 Empty lot next door was purchased 2 years ago. House went up. No lawn yet. "well, i was between jobs for a couple months, then it was too late to put down sod, then this happened, then that happened. "

Meanwhile the brand new car and brand new SUV are still getting the kids to all the expensivs travel sports practices.


It almost. Almost. makes me want an HOA.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at February 13, 2020 10:59 AM (x4BlB)

295 In a weird way, he's elevating MiniMike to his level.
There's no need for that.
Posted by: JoeF.

No he's not. Trump knows what he's doing.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 10:59 AM (H8QX8)

296 I'm starting to think about just staying here. Moving is more than I can
handle right now, plus there's going to be legal stuff involved with
selling. I can sell off the river property to pay everyone off. I hate
the idea of living here but it's paid for and reminds me of my husband.
=====

Traditional mourning is a year. Give it a little time before you make major decisions.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 13, 2020 10:59 AM (MIKMs)

297 >>Trump went to Wharton. Did pretty well there.

Trump's pre-presidency twitter had a lot of Sun Tzu quotes. He's made a lot of money playing the loudmouth buffoon.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (ZLI7S)

298

Are they siamese sisters?

Posted by: Rabbi Soothsayer at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (FfnE5)

299 Loni Anderson aged better than Jan Smithers. I would not have guessed that.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 10:38 AM (Uytaa)

Superior pit crew.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (88+cf)

300 I done several 30k updates but not a 100k. Plus I do not know any great contractors.
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 13, 2020 10:55 AM (JFO2v)

be your own contractor

the internet makes it pretty simple

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (rpxSz)

301 The cowardly lot that send our boys into the meat grinder in #foreverwar with the Sand People for generation after generation with no goal and no end in sight, all for the sake of fattening their pockets and their children's pockets with military contracts and cronyism, have bravely decided to limit the war powers of the one man who has campaigned to end the mutilation and destruction of our patriotic men and women.

Drone strikes on confirmed terrorist leaders don't create enough spending largess.

The good Lord above doesn't approve of me saying this, so I'll beg his forgiveness, but I honestly wish a plague on all of their houses.

I hope when the time comes, they are shown their sins, the sins of murder, greed, covetousness, infidelity, pride, and idolatry, and, even upon the Lord's convicting evidence, they dare in a last moment of human arrogance to try to con the Creator with their own doublespeak and credentialism on how He is wrong and they know best and a vengeful God casts them painfully into eternal damnation to be forgotten to all forevermore as they burn in agony.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (MMC4G)

302 *throws old toilet in front yard*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (zre6V)

303 >>The U.S. government "owns" a tremendous amount of assets, all contrary to the Constitution. These assets would amount to more than 72 trillion if valued fairly, but can't be immediately sold - simply because there isn't that much money available


If they are talking about National Parks, Monuments and Forests?

...no.

The Federal Government does not own most of that land.

The States do and it is administrated by the Feds.

Posted by: Sam Elliott at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (9N8Q0)

304 I'm off work fixing a hot water line leak in the attic. Not fun, especially as I already had one
miscommunication with the wife. I told her to turn off the valve on the hotwater and she said she did, but she didn't. Much shouting and spray in the attic when I disconnected the line.

Fucking pex pipe. This stuff was the new hot shit 20 years ago when I built this house but it is starting fail. I think I have patched 10 leaks in that time. I'm going to have to break down and have all the plumbing replaced with PVC or copper.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (yQpMk)

305 284 I'm starting to think about just staying here. Moving is more than I can handle right now, plus there's going to be legal stuff involved with selling. I can sell off the river property to pay everyone off. I hate the idea of living here but it's paid for and reminds me of my husband.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 13, 2020 10:56 AM (Lqy/e)

My father passed away in December, and my mother still lives in the house they were in for the last 30 years. Of course everything in it reminds her of him. She has said that it might be too big for her, but she isn't going to make any decisions about moving for at least a year, because she doesn't think she could deal with it well until at least then. She is going to try to travel a lot and visit relatives.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

306 monkey time

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 13, 2020 11:01 AM (88+cf)

307 nood monkey and the great white north...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 13, 2020 11:01 AM (8D42x)

308 Bowfinger - Kitt Ramsey and the Laker Girls!!!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 10:57 AM (Kpl3J)

Heh. The Unknown Fapper.

I hated that movie on my first viewing . Now it's one of my favorites and watch it every time I come across it.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 13, 2020 11:01 AM (Uytaa)

309 Also, if you renovate a house you can[/ put in secret passages.

We joke of course. But, all my 4473'ed guns are in locked cabinets.
Right where the new security Korps will expect to find them.


All those others, the canoe guns, are in places no one can find.
Places that aren't there.
You can't do that in your apartment.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 13, 2020 11:01 AM (8IOEj)

310
No snobby, power hungry asshole is going to tell me where to park my truck and what color to paint my house.


Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 13, 2020 10:56 AM

---

The neighborhood we lived in in KY was part HOA and not part. We bought a house in the not part because we don't like HOA's as a general rule.


A block down from our house is where the line started. No boats on the drive, no cars parked on the street, a whole page of restrictions on fences, etc., stuff that is annoying.

We looked at one place on a small lake that had 18 pages of HOA rules. He didn't show us that before we looked though. I told him if he had shown me that as soon as we got there I could have saved him some time.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 13, 2020 11:01 AM (JUOKG)

311 My feeling is that the MSM has really no interest in vetting Bloomie and Trumps tweets are forcing them to have to at least report on it.


Bloomberg will not be walking in that door as the savior of the Democrat party...

Just wait til its Butt egde edge's turn... LOL!

They may have no choice but to nominate Hillary when its all said and done.

Posted by: H Badger at February 13, 2020 11:01 AM (n/0Nw)

312 Are they black and blue or gold and white dresses?

Posted by: Remodern America at February 13, 2020 11:01 AM (3Lyjl)

313 283 OT/

Neat video of a Native American burial site being blown up for the border wall...

https://twitter.com/USBPChiefTCA/status/1227951221966692352
Posted by: Serious Cat at February 13, 2020 10:56 AM (zqs/f)
-----

Talk about anticlimatic.

Read a story about a week ago about environmental wacko's were outraged that construction crews cut down....wait for it.....five cottonwood trees to make way for the wall.

Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 11:02 AM (G0vdT)

314 >>> He's made a lot of money playing the loudmouth buffoon.
~~~~~

Ah, now I get it. You seek to emulate.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 13, 2020 11:02 AM (sGotD)

315 Apropos of nothing, Federal land ownership by state

http://bit.ly/31PhpRw

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 11:02 AM (yQpMk)

316 >>Ah, now I get it. You seek to emulate.

Why you wanna fight?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 11:03 AM (ZLI7S)

317

This Old House told me Pex lasts forever.

Posted by: Rabbi Soothsayer at February 13, 2020 11:03 AM (FfnE5)

318 I'm done second-guessing Trump, his political instincts are better than any of us.
Posted by: Guzalot


So it would seem.

It's a white knuckle ride but he does seem to do alright for himself.

Posted by: eleven at February 13, 2020 11:03 AM (QLPEO)

319 minkee est noode

Posted by: eleven at February 13, 2020 11:04 AM (QLPEO)

320 The Federal Government does not own most of that land. The States do and it is administrated by the Feds.
Posted by: Sam Elliott at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (9N8Q0)


The federal government owns 28% of the total land mass of the US - 2.27 billion acres.

However there is a lot more than just land. Mineral rights, water rights, fishing rights, air corridors, bunches of stuff.

Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 11:04 AM (U6f/q)

321 Noodus simianus minor

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 13, 2020 11:05 AM (Ejm1K)

322 This Old House told me Pex lasts forever.


It is truly shit. My first leak was a issue that the electrician caused so I just shrugged. The next few were where the plumber but a bend in the pipe rather than an elbow, and it was on hot water so I thought, okay, the stress of heating and cooling in a bend caused a pinhole. So I replaced all the curves that I could reach with elbows.

Now I am getting pinhole leaks in straight sections of pipe, even cold water lines.

Pex is shit.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 11:06 AM (yQpMk)

323 Hey, you started it, buddy.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 13, 2020 11:06 AM (sGotD)

324 And if he is allowed to buy the nomination it will become extremely apparent when he is on the debate stage with Trump.
Posted by: Mr. Scott

And Trump comes out with a box and hands it to Bloomie.......

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 11:07 AM (arJlL)

325 And besides, I winked.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 13, 2020 11:08 AM (sGotD)

326 Monkey up

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 11:08 AM (S9U/P)

327 Not art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 13, 2020 11:09 AM (CPk08)

328 >>Hey, you started it, buddy.

I tried to give you a compliment by noting New Jersey's most famous landmarks and this is the thanks I get.

women

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 11:09 AM (ZLI7S)

329 297 >>Trump went to Wharton. Did pretty well there.

Trump's pre-presidency twitter had a lot of Sun Tzu quotes. He's made a lot of money playing the loudmouth buffoon.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 11:00 AM (ZLI7S)

I have always wondered if he was just good at that instinctively, or if he had studied. Because the methods show up in everything he does.

On the Impeachment contretemps:
"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 11:10 AM (Kpl3J)

330 Incorrigible.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 13, 2020 11:12 AM (sGotD)

331 >>On the Impeachment contretemps:
"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."

Pretty much sums up his first 3 years.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2020 11:12 AM (ZLI7S)

332 294 Empty lot next door was purchased 2 years ago. House went up. No lawn yet. "well, i was between jobs for a couple months, then it was too late to put down sod, then this happened, then that happened. "

Meanwhile the brand new car and brand new SUV are still getting the kids to all the expensivs travel sports practices.

It almost. Almost. makes me want an HOA.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at February 13, 2020 10:59 AM (x4BlB)

Buy a pack of bahia grass seeds (it's practically a weed, grows on damn near anything), open, sling over fence, shoot water hose over the area. If you get grass to colonize the area, it should take over eventually even if the soil is poor, especially when spring rolls around.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at February 13, 2020 11:16 AM (J+mig)

333 Caroline and Louisa Bingley
Nuthin but trouble

Posted by: Rich at February 13, 2020 12:11 PM (/Zade)

334 Hmm i think i would like Happy Meal from McDonalds

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (wGqjj)

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