Mid-Morning Art Thread

VanGogh Mill.jpg

The Old Mill
Vincent van Gogh

The difference in rendering accurate colors across multiple sites is startling with this work.

Which do you like?

Here's another version...

[100 comment rule...please take it seriously.]

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Sorry, this one does not do it for me.

Posted by: Darles Chickens at March 25, 2020 09:30 AM (F7Xdn)

2 Never could get into Van Gogh.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 25, 2020 09:30 AM (CUTkF)

3 It's full of smudges.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 09:31 AM (UWqZJ)

4 It looks hideous

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 25, 2020 09:31 AM (8JqLB)

5 So close.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:31 AM (7ZMbn)

6 You can see the crazy in his paintings.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:32 AM (7ZMbn)

7 never sell

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 09:32 AM (rpxSz)

8 van Gogh is one of my favorite artists. That is all.

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2020 09:32 AM (zr5Kq)

9 I like Van Gogh.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:32 AM (E2o2V)

10 Is this before or after he cut off his ear?

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:32 AM (7ZMbn)

11 I'm assuming an early work???

Posted by: Carpe Manana at March 25, 2020 09:33 AM (PbH71)

12 It looks hideous
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 25, 2020 09:31 AM (8JqLB)



WAR !

Posted by: runner at March 25, 2020 09:33 AM (zr5Kq)

13 Yeah, this is a "nice try but we know you can do better" piece.

I like the look and feel, just find the execution lacking.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 25, 2020 09:33 AM (WEBkv)

14 postcard pretty

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 09:33 AM (G546f)

15 9 I like Van Gogh.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:32 AM (E2o2V)

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Especially that one time he helped the Doctor fight off the invisible chicken monster.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 09:33 AM (UWqZJ)

16 The old miller and his wife, heading into town to take advantage of special shopping hours for seniors.

Posted by: Darles Chickens at March 25, 2020 09:33 AM (F7Xdn)

17 I like the 2nd version.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2020 09:33 AM (bDqIh)

18 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 09:33 AM (Zz0t1)

19 This seems......lazy.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 09:34 AM (Zz0t1)

20 I like this one better. The other feels dark.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 09:34 AM (ZLI7S)

21 Did his friends call him Vinny? Just wondering. Or Vinny Van?

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:34 AM (7ZMbn)

22 Van Gogh paints like he has glacouma.

Posted by: dantesed at March 25, 2020 09:34 AM (88xKn)

23 It looks hideous
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 25, 2020 09:31 AM (8JqLB)


Well, he's a guy, so......

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 09:34 AM (Zz0t1)

24 I like the softer palette here on the home page better. Lovely use of lavender and shapes, the broad brushstrokes really work.

Odd, because as someone else just said, you can tell at a glance it's Van Gogh but there's no obvious insanity.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 09:34 AM (c4UJn)

25 I like Van Gogh. His style is so distinctive you can recognize his work at a glance.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 25, 2020 09:34 AM (lFi5f)

26 I like this one. More refined. The often looks like he did with his dick.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:35 AM (7ZMbn)

27 This is my hometown gallery. I have seen this work many times. The one at top is closer to true life. The link is... not.

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 09:35 AM (VQp/A)

28 Dow up 400.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

29 I didn't like Van Gogh at all until I saw his paintings in person. I was completely blown away. You can feel the crazy!

Posted by: Eskimo at March 25, 2020 09:35 AM (zIRb+)

30 The movie Loving Vincent:

https://youtu.be/Gy0RVDM1sNA

Made entirely with oil paintings in the style of Van Gogh.

The story is far less interesting than the visuals, but the visuals are great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 09:36 AM (UWqZJ)

31 The guy on the bottom left is copping a feel of the witch's tit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 09:36 AM (c4UJn)

32 Second version seems very "harsh".

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 09:36 AM (Ibwur)

33 I think he needed glasses.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:36 AM (E2o2V)

34 Odd, because as someone else just said, you can tell at a glance it's Van Gogh but

"there's no obvious insanity."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 09:34 AM (c4UJn)


Depends on who's eyes you're looking through....just sayin Bander.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:37 AM (7ZMbn)

35 I've never been impressed by van Gogh, honestly.

Is he better than me as an artist? Not hard to accomplish.

Still, it's better than any of the million dollar shit produced today.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 09:37 AM (Zz0t1)

36 I prefer the second version which was linked, more contrast. Looking at other web representations, it's astounding how much difference there is in contrast and tint, depending on who's putting out the image. Makes me wonder what the actual painting really looks like.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 09:37 AM (V2Yro)

37 This is a great one for examining the technique of painting. The colors are just slapped on thickly. It has ridges and grooves that really need to be seen in raking light or from the side. It's like he's sculpting the painting.

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 09:37 AM (VQp/A)

38 It doesn't seem like he'd hit his stride yet with this one. I'm assuming it was earlier in his career.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (Ibwur)

39
Grist - a limerick

There once was a miller named Dorning
Who sold all his goods with a warning
One fellow said, "Hey Bud!
This flour tastes like mud!"
He replied, "It was ground just this morning!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (m45I2)

40 I think I like the ones with the more vibrant purple and yellow

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (G546f)

41 Love Van Gogh. Of all the impressionist "details" in this one, the thing that I find most fascinating is the sky. If you divorced it from the rest of the painting, it would have no meaning.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (Boy/L)

42 So, does van Gogh mean he was FROM Gogh ?

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (arJlL)

43 I meant the other looks like he did with his dick. Never mind.

I like Van Go. So fight me.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (7ZMbn)

44 The thing I like about Van Gogh's landscapes is that when you step back and look at them from a distance, it looks like parts are moving. This one looks like a windy day. Also, I like the colors.

Would hang in the hall over a rattan basket full of rolled up blankets.

Posted by: G. Gnome at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (al6UK)

45 This version is much nicer than the other one.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (lwiT4)

46 People thought Van Gogh was crazy because he saw the world as it really was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (V2Yro)

47 The mill represents Rome, and the river represents the Tiber. The two people in the corner represent Rome's Italian allies.

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (Zm+LZ)

48 Ole Mr. House looks like he has a Shiner. Out Bock.

Posted by: stumck at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (w9Wax)

49 I like the second one with the more defined colors. Reminds me of an acid trip at a Dead show in Eugene.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (PkVlr)

50 This is my hometown gallery. I have seen this work many times. The one at top is closer to true life. The link is... not.
Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 09:35 AM (VQp/A)
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By the way, the Bellagio in Las Vegas has a private art gallery and, a few years ago, they brought in a bunch of Impressionist paintings, mostly Monet.

I made a trip Las Vegas just so I could go through the gallery.

Amazing experience and well worth the trip.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (WEBkv)

51 47 The mill represents Rome, and the river represents the Tiber. The two people in the corner represent Rome's Italian allies.
Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (Zm+LZ)

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The fence is Carthage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (UWqZJ)

52 Version 2 is better. Fight me!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (NWiLs)

53
No likee. Either one.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (7rVsF)

54 Big van Gogh fan. One of the two coffee-table books I own is a book of his works.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (KxVoZ)

55 >>People thought Van Gogh was crazy because he saw the world as it really was.

I don't know. My world is less melty.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (ZLI7S)

56 Nope, it was not early in his career. I mean, he was only 35, but he died at 37.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (dBiBP)

57 It's like he's sculpting the painting.


I saw an Andrew Wyeth oak tree once where he'd done that. He slapped the oil on so thick it was as if he had made tree bark.

I can't quite place it, it might have been in Boston.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (c4UJn)

58 Not a big fan of Van Gogh. The brush strokes remind me of a crude Impressionism. If different colors, obvious brush work and a certain brightness appeal, his style is fine. I don't know why his work was considered so important.

BTW, I thought the version in the link was better with its greater contrasts.

Posted by: JTB at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (7EjX1)

59 What's powering the mill?

Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (X/Pw5)

60 I prefer the alternate image, as seen with my eyes on my LED screen.

Makes you wonder how any painting, or anything rendered on a particular tv or computer/monitor, looks when viewed with Mark I eyeballs.

Posted by: Gref at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (AMIL/)

61 Fence depends est.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (E2o2V)

62 21 Did his friends call him Vinny? Just wondering. Or Vinny Van?

Dick van Gogh

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 09:41 AM (KxVoZ)

63 46 People thought Van Gogh was crazy because he saw the world as it really was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 09:39 AM (V2Yro)

'Really IS?'

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:41 AM (7ZMbn)

64 I'll bet Hedy is holed up in the farmhouse

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 09:41 AM (rpxSz)

65 Stick with it folks...

We're not just Morons, we're 'Merican Morons.

We can grind out 100 comments on any subject, including Van Gogh.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2020 09:41 AM (mrrpT)

66 Delenda.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:41 AM (E2o2V)

67
the first is more easy on the eyes.

The second is much more brutal to the subject.

Posted by: krusty at March 25, 2020 09:41 AM (YqgHh)

68 Piker.

Posted by: Bob Ross at March 25, 2020 09:41 AM (Zz0t1)

69 I love both!

Posted by: UDM at March 25, 2020 09:41 AM (v9EIf)

70 The facelessness of the womyn shows her treatment as an impersonal rape-object by patriarchal society, which oppresses and rapes all wymyn.

Posted by: Feminist Art Critic at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (NWiLs)

71 As I recall, van Gogh didn't really have any friends. Being a drunken madman'll do that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (II2Y0)

72 As per yesterday realism is more my style than impressionist

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (ZCEU2)

73 What's powering the mill?


Elves, duh!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (c4UJn)

74 I guess it's just clear that anything we see on a computer screen is a representation - it doesn't necessarily accurately reflect the original.

Makes enjoying art at once great and frustrating....I've seen things I'll never see in person, but have I really "seen" them?

That aside, I do like Van Gogh....this is a good one.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (2BgZB)

75 And quickly, before someone tries to point out that it's pronounced "Van Gock", let me dredge up this one from the archives:

Starry Night, by Vincent Van Gogh - a limerick

The stars in the sky before dawn
As nighttime is moving along.
I give you fair warning
It soon will be morning
Van Goghing, Van Goghing, Van Gone

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (m45I2)

76 The reason I like Van Gogh is because I like impasto paintings. But to appreciate them best you have to view them in person.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (5IbVn)

77 Decades ago, I paid to go to a van Gogh exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The thing you can't see in photos of his works is the thickness of the paint strokes on his canvases. The paintings are three-dimensional; there is a depth to them beyond the subject matter/perspective. It was fascinating as it was the first time I ever saw one of his canvases in person.

Posted by: RickZ at March 25, 2020 09:43 AM (Y8PSl)

78 What's powering the mill?
Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (X/Pw5)


Slaves.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 09:43 AM (Zz0t1)

79 42 So, does van Gogh mean he was FROM Gogh ?
Posted by: JT at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (arJlL)

Literally, yes. (actually his family) It was commonly used for the lesser nobility - in German, "Von", in French, "De". If a family owned a manor house, they took it's name. Most famous family name in the world which was derived this way is Windsor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 09:43 AM (V2Yro)

80

Chinese buildings, Australian pasture and Ugly Dutch womnyzz, Post Virus landscapes........

Posted by: saf at March 25, 2020 09:43 AM (5IHGB)

81 Its hard to find the sniper in this type of art

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 09:43 AM (ZCEU2)

82 For those who have seen Van Gogh's paintings in person: are they more impressive in the gallery? Does the thick brush work have more effect or appeal?

Posted by: JTB at March 25, 2020 09:43 AM (7EjX1)

83 I do find his work mesmerizing. Not sure why but I can stare at it for hours.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (7ZMbn)

84 What's powering the mill?

Nothing right now. She's getting groceries for dinner.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (CDGwz)

85 Saw the Van Gogh, Atelier des Lumières show in Paris last year. It was incredible.

Posted by: Winston at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (RyWXu)

86 Decades ago, I paid to go to a van Gogh exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The thing you can't see in photos of his works is the thickness of the paint strokes on his canvases. The paintings are three-dimensional; there is a depth to them beyond the subject matter/perspective. It was fascinating as it was the first time I ever saw one of his canvases in person.
Posted by: RickZ at March 25, 2020 09:43 AM (Y8PSl)
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That would have been a great experience.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (WEBkv)

87
"On 27 July 1890, aged 37, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm Lefaucheux a broche revolver."

Gun and Art Thread mashup. Discuss.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (7rVsF)

88 As I recall, van Gogh didn't really have any friends. Being a drunken madman'll do that.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (II2Y0)

He had acquaintances but his brother was his only real friend.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (5IbVn)

89 We get so little of value out of our drunken madmen today.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (E2o2V)

90 What's powering the mill?

Elves, duh!


*******

The wheel is at a standstill. Apparently Elves has left the building

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (m45I2)

91 81 Its hard to find the sniper in this type of art
Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 09:43 AM (ZCEU2)

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It is a representation of the moment between the firing of the round and brain death of the viewer, subjectively in that final moment of life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (UWqZJ)

92 What a dump.

Posted by: Case at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (U5lak)

93 Much better in persn, but not too close.... or you miss how the light reflects on the colors.

Posted by: UDM at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (v9EIf)

94 The sniper is just above and to the left of that red splotch in the center left.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (KxVoZ)

95 The reason I like Van Gogh is because I like impasto paintings. But to appreciate them best you have to view them in person.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (5IbVn)


I prefer antipasto.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

96 Most famous family name in the world which was derived this way is Windsor.

Well that and trying not to look German.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (Boy/L)

97 .... I don't see any EARS of Corn..bloody farmers.

Posted by: saf at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (5IHGB)

98 87
"On 27 July 1890, aged 37, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm Lefaucheux a broche revolver."

Gun and Art Thread mashup. Discuss.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (7rVsF)

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There's a theory that Van Gogh did not shoot himself, but that some local boys accidentally shot him and he lied about it to protect them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (UWqZJ)

99 There was a reason Donald Braider titled his biogeography of El Greco "Color From a Light Within".

I wish that book were still available.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (XxJt1)

100 60
I prefer the alternate image, as seen with my eyes on my LED screen.



Makes you wonder how any painting, or anything rendered on a
particular tv or computer/monitor, looks when viewed with Mark I
eyeballs.

Posted by: Gref at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (AMIL/)
It's all in the lighting of the gallery. With painting, galleries try to keep the lighting constant as to show the true colors as intended. Sometimes, like with Van Gogh, a gallery MAY change the angle of the light so you can see the texture, but that's really rare. Now sculpture is different animal. I once watched the entire mood of a sculpture change as the gallery changed the angle of the lights. It was incredible.

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (VQp/A)

101 The elves are on a cookie break.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (KxVoZ)

102 59 What's powering the mill?
Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (X/Pw5)

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Oompa Loompas

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (CAJOC)

103 Not enough detail

Posted by: Swodog at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (n3Qpb)

104 Also "von und zu" means from and still at. So the Freiherr Manfred von Richtoven was from Richtoven (or his family had been at some point, but Graf von und zu Wahnsinn still lives in the castle.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (c4UJn)

105 As per yesterday realism is more my style than impressionist
Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (ZCEU2)


Yesterday's was a masterpiece.

I'd like to see more sculptures.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (D1R6o)

106 I didn't like Van Gogh at all until I saw his paintings in person. I was completely blown away. You can feel the crazy!
Posted by: Eskimo at March 25, 2020 09:35 AM (zIRb+)


There is something different about seeing the originals with their bold brush strokes that no amount of pixels can effectively transmit. Although I like both versions I slightly prefer the second because it more effectively represents, at least to me, what set Van Gogh apart.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (y7DUB)

107 I saw an Andrew Wyeth oak tree once where he'd done that. He slapped the oil on so thick it was as if he had made tree bark.

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Wyeth. Van Gogh.

Just two more white men with an insatiable greed for MOAR OIL.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (II2Y0)

108 Better than the nekid midget

Posted by: dingbat at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (KylN9)

109 98 87
"On 27 July 1890, aged 37, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm Lefaucheux a broche revolver."

Gun and Art Thread mashup. Discuss.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (7rVsF)

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There's a theory that Van Gogh did not shoot himself, but that some local boys accidentally shot him and he lied about it to protect them.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (UWqZJ)

You have to admit, shooting oneself in the chest is an odd way to pursue suicide.

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (Zm+LZ)

110 71 As I recall, van Gogh didn't really have any friends. Being a drunken madman'll do that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 09:42 AM (II2Y0)

Shoulda moved to LA.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (7ZMbn)

111 Van Gogh's paintings can indeed be better appreciated in person. In proper light you can see texture and a better variance in the tones. Even with today's higher resolutions, it's simply not the same.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 25, 2020 09:47 AM (VpIIl)

112

I could swear that's Nancy & Schemer in the foreground............daft as bats !!!!

Posted by: saf at March 25, 2020 09:47 AM (5IHGB)

113 "On 27 July 1890, aged 37, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm Lefaucheux a broche revolver."

Gun and Art Thread mashup. Discuss.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 09:44 AM (7rVsF)


Common sense gun control 2 centuries ago!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 09:47 AM (Zz0t1)

114 "On 27 July 1890, aged 37, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm Lefaucheux a broche revolver."

Well, that will eventually work.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 09:47 AM (cfSLd)

115 Lefaucheux a broche revolver

Leave it to the French to make a gun sound fruity.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 09:47 AM (KxVoZ)

116 We get so little of value out of our drunken madmen today.

So sad when they just up and quit their MSNBC shows in a huff.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 09:47 AM (Boy/L)

117
You have to admit, shooting oneself in the chest is an odd way to pursue suicide.

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (Zm+LZ)


Failure to commit suicide unsuccessfully.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2020 09:47 AM (7rVsF)

118 You have to admit, shooting oneself in the chest is an odd way to pursue suicide.

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 09:46 AM (Zm+LZ)
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By the guy who cut off his own ear? Not farfetched at all.

Posted by: Boots at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (oGBso)

119 I'm pretty antipasto these days myself, with the low-carb diet and all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (NWiLs)

120 Reminds me of biking the hills of Provence. VanGogh captured the bright, clear light of the region. Unmistakable.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (xnN7n)

121 So I hadn't been following the stimulus deal closely, did we manage to avoid some of the most atrocious garbage?

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (Zm+LZ)

122 Well there you go, 7mm didn't cut it did it? Need at leat 9 and even that isnt always good enough

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (ZCEU2)

123 Achilles heal in Coronavirus Bill. There will be an IG and board to oversee the funds disbursement. They will both be appointed by the House.

Nobody is going to want funds with those strings attached.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (VpIIl)

124 I like it. I can see why some don't, but I find it interesting how much he captures with so few brush strokes. The technique itself requires very little talent, anyone could do it... but few could do it that well.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (J+mig)

125 There is or at least was a Van Gogh at the Houston Museum of Fine Art. The Rocks.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (5IbVn)

126 You have to admit, shooting oneself in the chest is an odd way to pursue suicide.

And so soon before his testimony!

Posted by: Hillary de Whitewater at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (cfSLd)

127 If an alien landed here and knew nothing of what was happening, went to Drudge, he would think about 2/3 of the world population was on its death bed.

JFC what happened to that place? I get TDS but wow.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (P6ZCq)

128 "111 Van Gogh's paintings can indeed be better appreciated in person. In proper light you can see texture and a better variance in the tones. Even with today's higher resolutions, it's simply not the same."

So true. I saw "Crows in the Field" at the Met years ago and it was absolutely awe-inspiring, seemed alive with light and shadow.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 25, 2020 09:49 AM (puu6v)

129 So now we are good to switch to politics? Dont want to step on toes around here.

Posted by: Swodog at March 25, 2020 09:49 AM (n3Qpb)

130 So, does van Gogh mean he was FROM Gogh ?
Posted by: JT at March 25, 2020 09:38 AM (arJlL)

Literally, yes. (actually his family) It was commonly used for the lesser nobility - in German, "Von", in French, "De". If a family owned a manor house, they took it's name. Most famous family name in the world which was derived this way is Windsor.
Posted by: Tom Servo

So, they're from the Wind ?

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2020 09:49 AM (arJlL)

131 129 So now we are good to switch to politics? Dont want to step on toes around here.
Posted by: Swodog at March 25, 2020 09:49 AM (n3Qpb)

==========

For you, the 100 comment rule shall be the 1,000 comment rule.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 09:49 AM (UWqZJ)

132 In Dutch Monopoly, do ya pass Gogh ?

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2020 09:49 AM (arJlL)

133 Colt. Remington. Winchester. Henry.

We 'Muricans know how to name a damn firearm.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM (KxVoZ)

134 Florence museum just sent me a voucher for 1 year for our tickets
I was hoping for a refund
oh well

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM (G546f)

135 Van Gogh, is Rembrandt on a heavy dose of acid.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM (cCxiu)

136 122 Well there you go, 7mm didn't cut it did it? Need at leat 9 and even that isnt always good enough
Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (ZCEU2)

Shot placement is critical.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM (NWiLs)

137 I wish I owned several of his paintings. Yeah and a throuple of Monet's too.

Posted by: JAS at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM (2BZBZ)

138 Psssst...

Hey Muldoon.....it hurts when I do this.

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM (arJlL)

139 90 What's powering the mill?

The fins on the mill are turbot charged

it's just a fluke that's it's not moving atm

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM (rpxSz)

140 99 ... "There was a reason Donald Braider titled his biogeography of El Greco "Color From a Light Within".

I wish that book were still available."

creeper, Amazon has used hardcover editions for under seven bucks.

Posted by: JTB at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM (7EjX1)

141 I have some large paintings, painted in China. Oil paintings that I really like. Probably done assembly line painting. Sorry I just can't get into this. I paid 5 dollars each for those large paintings. Tell visitors they are rare and expensive.

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2020 09:51 AM (qj+MN)

142 Sniper in an Impressionist Themed Ghillie?

Posted by: klaftern at March 25, 2020 09:51 AM (RuIsu)

143 What's powering the mill?

The Old Mill Stream.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 09:51 AM (KxVoZ)

144 139 90 What's powering the mill?

The fins on the mill are turbot charged

it's just a fluke that's it's not moving atm
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM (rpxSz)

That explains their floundering production.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 09:51 AM (NWiLs)

145 OSHA inspector says those stairs need handrails..

Gonna have to shut down the mill until addressed

Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 09:52 AM (lWCRE)

146 I like the background of this painting. Embiggen this one to see the brushwork and details.

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 09:52 AM (VQp/A)

147 "So true. I saw "Crows in the Field" at the Met years ago and it was absolutely awe-inspiring, seemed alive with light and shadow.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 25, 2020 09:49 AM (puu6v)"

If you ever go to the Netherlands, be sure to visit The Rijksmuseum. They have The Milkmaid and several other works that are simply awe inspiring in person.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 25, 2020 09:52 AM (VpIIl)

148 The fins on the mill are turbot charged

it's just a fluke that's it's not moving atm
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 09:50 AM


*golf clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 25, 2020 09:52 AM (ejd/p)

149 I didn't study Dutch like I did German, but I don't think the Dutch "van" has the connotation of nobility like the German "von." I'm pretty sure commoners used it too.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 09:52 AM (II2Y0)

150 I refer to El Greco as the first modern artist.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 09:52 AM (5IbVn)

151 145 OSHA inspector says those stairs need handrails..

Gonna have to shut down the mill until addressed
Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 09:52 AM (lWCRE)

And a $2,500 a day fine until remediated.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 09:52 AM (NWiLs)

152 "Taking the 100 comment rule seriously" appears to entail posting 100 jokes.

Posted by: Caliban at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (QE8X6)

153 59 What's powering the mill?
Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2020 09:40 AM (X/Pw5)

most mills of the day were powered by water. you can see the river in front. presumably the water wheel is offscreen to the right.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (V2Yro)

154 #VanGoghDidn'tKillHimself

Posted by: stumck at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (w9Wax)

155 123 Achilles heal in Coronavirus Bill. There will be an IG and board to oversee the funds disbursement. They will both be appointed by the House.

Nobody is going to want funds with those strings attached.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (VpIIl)

They can't possibly monitor 2 trillion dollars of spending without rubberstamping the vast majority of it.

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (Zm+LZ)

156 Instantly recognized it as a Van Gogh, but that led to so many questions -
If Van Gogh wasn't Van Gogh, would anyone like this stuff?
Does Van Gogh get a lot of credit because he was an original who inspired others? Or, conversely, are there so many subsequent copycats who've improved on the technique that we're overly harsh to Van Gogh, the innovator? (The same questions could be asked of early rap, punk, even comedy people)

Posted by: Ted K. at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (xPYsj)

157 Go Man van Gogh!

From the sky to the little stream, from the plastered walls to the little faceless woman and the man in the purple coat, from the mountains in the background to the grasses an shrubs in front of the house, nothing looks like its real texture. Just swirls and dabs and swabs and blobs. Yet you can feel how difficult and uneven those old stairs are, you can count the pickets in the fence. You can almost imagine the rapport between the old couple. The brushstrokes also form a cascade, a visual flow, from the upper-left to the bottom.

I kinda like it.

Decades ago in the CompuServe literary forum, an author remarked, "I just hope nobody ever finds out that all I'm doing is putting words on paper."

It is a glorious feeling to manipulate raw materials into artwork, whether forming from clay, envisioning in text, imagining in paint, plucking a string, or just pushing pixels around. Even when the final product is more mundane than inspired, proficiency of skill aside, there's an enjoyment just to the creative act, a thrill that it can even be done. Creation, and consequent communication, where others divine what the creator wrought, something in all that is divine indeed.

Posted by: mindful webworker
even a simple cartoon
at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (Sr48m)

158 The mill turns round on its own free will.

Posted by: klaftern at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (RuIsu)

159 sow , reap

reap, sow

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (rpxSz)

160 Well there you go, 7mm didn't cut it did it? Need at leat 9 and even that isnt always good enough

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (ZCEU2)
-------------------------------------

.45ACP vs 9mm vs 7mm War has begun

Posted by: Boots at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (oGBso)

161 Trees, so, art.

Posted by: m at March 25, 2020 09:54 AM (7juvc)

162 152 "Taking the 100 comment rule seriously" appears to entail posting 100 jokes.
Posted by: Caliban at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (QE8X6)

==========

Whether talking about the 100 comment rule violates the 100 comment rule or not is a gray area that has yet to be established by precedent.

One day, we shall have a thread where no art is discussed, only the 100 comment rule, to truly test it and see what CBD does.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 09:54 AM (UWqZJ)

163 OSHA inspector says those stairs need handrails..

Gonna have to shut down the mill until addressed
Posted by: McCool

Not ADA complient either

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2020 09:54 AM (p9kMp)

164 Psssst...

Hey Muldoon.....it hurts when I do this.
Posted by: JT


********


My advice? Stop doing it.


Duh!


That'll be $225. 10% discount for cash.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2020 09:54 AM (m45I2)

165 161 Trees, so, art.
Posted by: m at March 25, 2020 09:54 AM (7juvc)

I searched, first, to be sure that hadn't been said already. Slackers!

Posted by: m at March 25, 2020 09:54 AM (7juvc)

166 CBD, I like the version you posted better than the one in the link.

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2020 09:55 AM (ouBhA)

167 I prefer this version, which is softer and more muted than the link CBD posted.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 25, 2020 09:55 AM (wiXsO)

168 So true. I saw "Crows in the Field" at the Met years ago and it was
absolutely awe-inspiring, seemed alive with light and shadow.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 25, 2020 09:49 AM (puu6v)"

Do you mean this one? This is his last work and some scholars believe it's his suicide note.

https://tinyurl.com/yagommyk

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 09:55 AM (VQp/A)

169 "They can't possibly monitor 2 trillion dollars of spending without rubberstamping the vast majority of it.
Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (Zm+LZ)"

Negative. The IG and board only impacts the corporate disbursement part. But it's where Democrats were targeting all their diversity/Green garbage. They will now backdoor it and create a litigation trap with the IG and board.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 25, 2020 09:55 AM (VpIIl)

170 Most of van Gogh's paintings!make me want to.sunbathe
except Starry starry night - that feels like TEOTW

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 09:56 AM (G546f)

171 What's powering the mill?

Gov't subsidies, I assume.

Posted by: Wind & Solar Power at March 25, 2020 09:56 AM (Ibwur)

172 I'm going to say that the click-to version is the more accurate one.

Van Gogh was always pretty dynamic with his light and dark colors and contrast.

This version upthread looks all pastel-ish, and without dynamism as tall.

Like it was a knock-off painted by some California weedhead.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 25, 2020 09:56 AM (z0XD8)

173 I wonder if Charles getting the Kung Flu will cause that evil ginger to become King.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:57 AM (E2o2V)

174 as tall = at all

Posted by: naturalfake at March 25, 2020 09:57 AM (z0XD8)

175 Creation, and consequent communication, where others divine what the creator wrought, something in all that is divine indeed.
Posted by: mindful webworker
even a simple cartoon
at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (Sr48m)

We are made in the image of the Creator.

Creation is our purpose.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 25, 2020 09:57 AM (J+mig)

176 134. vmom - LYSOL THE VOUCHER!

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 09:57 AM (xnN7n)

177 >>I didn't study Dutch like I did German, but I don't think the Dutch "van" has the connotation of nobility like the German "von." I'm pretty sure commoners used it too.

One of my old customer in Holland is a "van". He is definitely not royalty. More of an asshole actually.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (ZLI7S)

178 Auto cucumber.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (E2o2V)

179 Achilles heal


******

'E got better!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (m45I2)

180 173 I wonder if Charles getting the Kung Flu will cause that evil ginger to become King.
Posted by: Boss Moss

there's 3 other people ahead of him in line

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (G546f)

181 I wonder if Charles getting the Kung Flu will cause that evil ginger to become King.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:57 AM (E2o2V)
---------------------------------

Nope that puts William in the on-deck circle

Posted by: Boots at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (oGBso)

182 @168:

Yes, that one. As Marcus wrote, it is one of those things you have to see in real time, like fireflies, to appreciate the majesty.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (puu6v)

183 I like the version on the Thread.
Other one is too yellowish.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (QMwOT)

184 I wonder if Charles getting the Kung Flu will cause that evil ginger to become King.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:57 AM (E2o2V)


I fail to see how the evil ginger can be any worse than his pompous, politically correct fop of a father

Posted by: Ted K. at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (xPYsj)

185 Do you mean this one? This is his last work and some scholars believe it's his suicide note.

https://tinyurl.com/yagommyk


Bleh. That just looks childish. Guess I'd have to see it in person.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (EYsyU)

186 My two favorite Van Goghs are Almond Blossoms and Fishing Boats on the Beach. I think even Van Gogh critics will like those two.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 09:59 AM (5IbVn)

187 149 I didn't study Dutch like I did German, but I don't think the Dutch "van" has the connotation of nobility like the German "von." I'm pretty sure commoners used it too.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 09:52 AM (II2Y0)

I enjoy the history of names, which is why I try to figure these out. I think that in medieval days, "Van" in Dutch did mean the same as "Von" in German, but the Netherlands was the very first area in Europe to transition into an upwardly mobile economy powered by the middle class, and as this happened the newly wealthy merchant class found ways to give their names much more social cachet than they previously had. Hence, "van" became widely used.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 09:59 AM (V2Yro)

188 100...oh, wait.

Nice generic art did that van goff guy do it on commission?

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2020 09:59 AM (8erNz)

189 176 134. vmom - LYSOL THE VOUCHER!
Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 09:57 AM (xnN7n)

LOL
it's in email, so safe

just wondering if it would be safe to go by December - next spring break would be too late

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 09:59 AM (G546f)

190 They called him Le Vinn.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 25, 2020 10:00 AM (QMwOT)

191 Instantly recognized it as a Van Gogh, but that led to so many questions -
If Van Gogh wasn't Van Gogh, would anyone like this stuff?
Does Van Gogh get a lot of credit because he was an original who inspired others? Or, conversely, are there so many subsequent copycats who've improved on the technique that we're overly harsh to Van Gogh, the innovator? (The same questions could be asked of early rap, punk, even comedy people)
Posted by: Ted K. at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (xPYsj)


Kris can answer this better but I don't think Van Gogh was that well regarded by the public at the time, but subsequent viewers have been much more positive.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 25, 2020 10:00 AM (y7DUB)

192 Past #100

Paint the entrance threshold of your house in lamb's blood to avoid this pestilence. Worked well before.



Posted by: Archer at March 25, 2020 10:00 AM (gmo/4)

193 I used to hike an old abandoned passenger rail line when I lived in NY State. This involved some pretty steep ups and downs along a river bank, and there were staircases to get passengers from the high bank down to the old stations, the stairs descending thirty feet or more with no handrails at all. Steep as hell too. One of the staircases is still there (the rail line was abandoned after a rock slide in the early 30s) and you can walk it.

There are old 19th century photos of the Prince of Wales and other dignitaries on that stairway, no handrails. Nobody thought about putting handrails in until a few decades before the line closed. Always felt cool and historical to walk them, but man, you wanted to watch your step carefully even with the handrails.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:00 AM (KxVoZ)

194 Again, Trump said he would not sign a bill with that crap Nancy wanted in it.

Posted by: Case at March 25, 2020 10:00 AM (U5lak)

195 I like both versions of this. The one here has a soft sunlit summer afternoon vibe to it. The other has a more ominous feel. The sky seems like a storm is coming. Those give each one a very different feeling even from the people.
I'm this version the people seem to just be walking together. But the other they seem to be huddled close for fear of the coming storm.

It really is impressive how the different lighting can change the feel of this piece and my perception of what is going on.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at March 25, 2020 10:00 AM (myjNJ)

196 With Van Gogh all trees are cactuses.


cacti

Posted by: eleven at March 25, 2020 10:01 AM (Qf83p)

197 there's 3 other people ahead of him in line

Four others, William and each of his three kids.

However, if he were to bring back coronavirus with his lovely bride...

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:01 AM (xSo9G)

198
One of my old customer in Holland is a "van". He is definitely not royalty. More of an asshole actually.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (ZLI7S)

Not facetiously all Europeans (and most Americans) are descended from Charlemagne and countless other nobles, in addition to far more peasants by this point. It's how descent works, given enough time anybody who successfully reproduced either becomes a common ancestor or their descendants die out entirely.

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 10:01 AM (Zm+LZ)

199 Starry starry night...
Paint your palette blue and grey

Posted by: Don McLean at March 25, 2020 10:01 AM (TXnpi)

200 You sure it is the same painting? Vinnie had the habig of painting thr same subject over & over again.

Posted by: MHK at March 25, 2020 10:02 AM (iQIUe)

201 Do you mean this one? This is his last work and some scholars believe it's his suicide note.


I think he finished that one posthumously.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:02 AM (oVJmc)

202 Bill de Blasio releases 300 inmates from Rikers Island. The same prison where Weinstein contracted the Chinese virus. Dozens of inmates and staff have been infected with the virus.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 25, 2020 10:02 AM (wiXsO)

203 155 123 Achilles heal in Coronavirus Bill. There will be an IG and board to oversee the funds disbursement. They will both be appointed by the House.

Nobody is going to want funds with those strings attached.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (VpIIl)

They can't possibly monitor 2 trillion dollars of spending without rubberstamping the vast majority of it.

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (Zm+LZ)


Form a line to the right for your turn before the Panel for funds approval. Give $250,000 cash to the DNC official at the door, or you'll be denied admission and clubbed mercilessly by the Capitol Police.

Posted by: Nancy Peloisi and Maxine Waters at March 25, 2020 10:02 AM (AMIL/)

204 The Dutch really love them some euthanasia...

Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 10:03 AM (lWCRE)

205 197 I forgot the William has 3 kids already!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:03 AM (G546f)

206 Again, Trump said he would not sign a bill with that crap Nancy wanted in it.

Well, at least they cut $4 trillion from her bill. It's fine, we're in a war, and she is not on the winning side.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:03 AM (xSo9G)

207 OK, some of the comments make me want to examine Van Gogh's work more closely. Maybe it's not as crude as I thought.

As far as different lighting matters, I was at the opening of a Robert Bateman exhibit at the Smithsonian long ago. They took extra special care with the lighting. Bateman said he had never seen his own paintings so well displayed and how much better they looked, even compared to his studio while working on them.

Posted by: JTB at March 25, 2020 10:03 AM (7EjX1)

208 Starry starry night...
Paint your palette blue and grey
Posted by: Don McLean at March 25, 2020 10:01 AM (TXnpi)



Man, a Don McLean concert would be uncomfortable. "Sing American Pie!"
"We're 2 minutes into the concert! Can you wait?"
"No! Sing American Pie like 12 times in a row!"

Posted by: Ted K. at March 25, 2020 10:04 AM (xPYsj)

209 2 Never could get into Van Gogh.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 25, 2020 09:30 AM (CUTkF)

Yeah, me neither.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 10:04 AM (Ez6QX)

210 189. I hope you get to use them.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 10:04 AM (xnN7n)

211 Report from Walmart: Things are closer to normal. Lots of bread, just about everything . . . but the paper towels and TP aisles were stripped.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 25, 2020 10:04 AM (rpbg1)

212 In Dutch Monopoly, do ya pass Gogh ?

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2020 09:49 AM (arJlL)


Only if you are driving a van!

I'm done!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 10:04 AM (BiNEL)

213 He's no Bob Ross.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:04 AM (oVJmc)

214 156
Instantly recognized it as a Van Gogh, but that led to so many questions -

If Van Gogh wasn't Van Gogh, would anyone like this stuff?

Does Van Gogh get a lot of credit because he was an original who
inspired others? Or, conversely, are there so many subsequent copycats
who've improved on the technique that we're overly harsh to Van Gogh,
the innovator? (The same questions could be asked of early rap, punk,
even comedy people)

Posted by: Ted K. at March 25, 2020 09:53 AM (xPYsj)
Van Gogh was a loser and failure while he was alive, who was in and out of mental hospitals during his last decade of life. He was completely supported by his brother, the art dealer. It wasn't until after his death that his art was valued. By that time, Western art was fully committed to the "Modernist revolution". A lot of people mistakenly classify van Gogh as an Impressionist, but he was really a Post-Impressionist. These guys really challenged the ideas of what art really was and changed the rules. They would inspire Matisse and Picasso, the twin pillars of early 20th century Modernism.

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 10:04 AM (VQp/A)

215 Report from Walmart: Things are closer to normal. Lots of bread, just about everything . . . but the paper towels and TP aisles were stripped.


Our WalMart has put Easter candy on the toilet paper shelves.

Now how are you supposed to wipe your butt with a chocolate bunny?? You'll never know when you're done!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:05 AM (oVJmc)

216 kallisto, me too!!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (G546f)

217 I wonder if Charles getting the Kung Flu will cause that evil ginger to become King.
Posted by: Boss Moss

there's 3 other people ahead of him in line
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (G546f)

---------

Just three?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! Dark Horse Candidate 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (XVuno)

218 I love Van Gogh. Thanks CBD.

Seeing Van Gogh's originals really added to my appreciation of his work. That's true of all artists I guess, but I think especially with him because the texture of the paint on the canvas adds so much to the work.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (d6Ksn)

219 Look at that van go!


The s car go is faster.


Posted by: Archer at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (gmo/4)

220 15 9 I like Van Gogh.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:32 AM (E2o2V)

===========

Especially that one time he helped the Doctor fight off the invisible chicken monster.


Mrs Meanie insists this is her favorite episode...the Krafayis.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (DY3v8)

221 Now how are you supposed to wipe your butt with a chocolate bunny?? You'll never know when you're done!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:05 AM (oVJmc)

Coffee on tablet
damn you

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (G546f)

222 I fail to see how the evil ginger can be any worse than his pompous, politically correct fop of a father

Queen thinks highly of her son's management abilities whatever we think of his warmist sensibilities, Andrew in the wings, Harry a parvenu going nowhere with his tart wife.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (8erNz)

223 Report from Walmart: Things are closer to normal. Lots of bread, just about everything . . . but the paper towels and TP aisles were stripped.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Women's underwear half off

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (p9kMp)

224 All this time I thought Dr. Fucky was the Surgeon General. He isn't! Wtf is he doing at all the pressers?

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (xnN7n)

225 I have to go to Krogers and get my daily allotment of Kan and Barbie's Dreamhouse-sized Kleenex. And hopefully some Jimmy Dean sausage.

My work is going to be much slowed down today. The boss said we can leave at any time for necessary shopping. One of the advantages of working from home: I have a Krogers a block away and can scoot over and right back.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (KxVoZ)

226 Kris can answer this better but I don't think Van Gogh was that well regarded by the public at the time, but subsequent viewers have been much more positive.


I don't believe he sold a work in his own lifetime. Lived off some meager family and friends charity until the friends told him to couch surf somewhere else.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (c4UJn)

227 I like some of Van Gogh's work - his sunflower paintings always make me happy.

Posted by: IC at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (a0IVu)

228 Van Gogh saw and fought monsters, and had a vision of the end of the universe.

Posted by: The Doctor (not the chick one) at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (TXnpi)

229 He's no Bob Ross.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:04 AM (oVJmc)


Let's take a little titanium white and put a happy little ear right here. That's just where my ear lives. You put your ear wherever you like it.

Man - that guy was a blast. I never flipped the channel past Bob.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (D1R6o)

230 Ken and Barbie.

Stupid fingers.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (KxVoZ)

231 I'd really like to see the details of this financial package before the vote, I know that is unusual, even members of congress don't know what is in it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (YslsA)

232 >>202 Bill de Blasio releases 300 inmates from Rikers Island.

And invites them over to his house to party with him and the wife.

Posted by: Caliban at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (QE8X6)

233 so looks like the $75k and $150k limits are to get the full value. Checks start phasing out at those limits but the true cap is $100k single and $200k married. This makes a little more sense but I still think $200k is by no means rich for a family living in a high cost city.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:08 AM (P6ZCq)

234 Wife was at Walmart yesterday. They pulled out a pallet of paper products, opened it and handed one pack of each to the line that formed and it was gone in 5 minutes.

I still fail to comprehend the rush to horde paper products.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:08 AM (Zz0t1)

235 We are the Horde
We are the Morons
We keep Ace busy and the cobs out of jail
We like boobies
And booze
Also bacon
We are the Horde

Sung to the tune of We Are The World

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 25, 2020 10:08 AM (QMwOT)

236 227 I like some of Van Gogh's work - his sunflower paintings always make me happy.
Posted by: IC at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (a0IVu)

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Meh.

Quaint cottage by the stream > garish sunflowers

Posted by: Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light at March 25, 2020 10:08 AM (XVuno)

237 They pulled out a pallet of paper products, opened it and handed one pack of each to the line that formed and it was gone in 5 minutes.

Ahh Venezuela in the springtime....

Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (lWCRE)

238 Yeah, the paper products crap is just stupid at this point. And stores are NOT going to be taking it back.

Enjoy your lifetime supplies of paper products, hoarders. Hope you don't have mice.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (KxVoZ)

239 224 All this time I thought Dr. Fucky was the Surgeon General. He isn't! Wtf is he doing at all the pressers?
Posted by: kallisto

I thought he was head of the cdc, also not

apparently he was appointed to the ChiFlu task force
grrr

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (G546f)

240 I still fail to comprehend the rush to horde paper products.
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Went to Wal Mart couple weekends ago and even the adult diapers were all sold out.

Posted by: astronaut achmed at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (E1b7r)

241 A brief tutorial on the true worth of any product in less than 1 minute.

https://tinyurl.com/h6q5f6g

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (ZLI7S)

242 Our WalMart has put Easter candy on the toilet paper shelves.

Now how are you supposed to wipe your butt with a chocolate bunny?? You'll never know when you're done!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:05 AM (oVJmc)


*thoughtfully strokes chin*
Hmmmm...

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (aS1PU)

243 The Dutch can't spell.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (E2o2V)

244 I like this. I like van Gogh, generally.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (sGotD)

245 Shit just got real.

Waffle House closed 365 locations.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (ZfRYq)

246 234

Mob mentality. You hear or hear someone hoarding it you hoard it,. Then someone sees you and they do it. And so forth.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (P6ZCq)

247 199
Starry starry night...

Paint your palette blue and grey

Posted by: Don McLean at March 25, 2020 10:01 AM (TXnpi)
I had an English teacher play that song during class and flash van Gogh paintings that he think inspired each verse of McLean's song. It was a fantastic class.

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (VQp/A)

248 Target is having specials on split-crotch panties.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (DY3v8)

249 I still fail to comprehend the rush to horde paper products.

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The HQ has its own line of paper products now? Who knew!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (XVuno)

250 OK, some of the comments make me want to examine Van Gogh's work more closely. Maybe it's not as crude as I thought.

Posted by: JTB at March 25, 2020 10:03 AM (7EjX1)


Photos of his works in books do not do his art justice. With a photo, you get the picture of what he painted, but you simply cannot feel it. I know that sounds weird but it was my reaction upon seeing his work with my own eyes and not through the lens of a camera.

Posted by: RickZ at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (Y8PSl)

251 Women's underwear half off
Posted by: Bruce

you wish!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (G546f)

252
Now how are you supposed to wipe your butt with a chocolate bunny?? You'll never know when you're done!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:05 AM (oVJmc)


But it makes MY job MUCH sweeter.

Posted by: Mayor Rimjob at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)

253 I would not wipe with a chocolate bunny. Not as long as the coffee filters hold out.


Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (KxVoZ)

254 I thought he was head of the cdc, also not

apparently he was appointed to the ChiFlu task force
grrr
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (G546f)


He's head of NIH infectious diseases.

I'll allow it.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:11 AM (ZfRYq)

255 Went to Wal Mart couple weekends ago and even the adult diapers were all sold out.


*hic*
*fart*
*cackle*

Posted by: Overheard from Chappaqua at March 25, 2020 10:11 AM (oVJmc)

256 Thank you CBD for the art thread. I enjoy the paintings, something I would not seek out on my own.

Posted by: Jadedlady at March 25, 2020 10:11 AM (ujtnx)

257 Enjoy your lifetime supplies of paper products, hoarders. Hope you don't have mice.



Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:09 AM (KxVoZ)

Right! I didn't panic and buy any TP. Now the shelves are bare an we're getting close to needing some in the next week or three.


Posted by: Archer at March 25, 2020 10:12 AM (gmo/4)

258 Fauci is that guy in the office nobody who nobody really knows what he does,but he is in every meeting. And seems important so people listen to him, even though he is full of shit.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:12 AM (P6ZCq)

259 First one is probably closest to the original. Second looks like it was photographed in room light and enhanced, but the sky is lost.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at March 25, 2020 10:12 AM (TXOkZ)

260 I love Van Gogh's work. An obvious hot mess, he puts himself on the canvas.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 25, 2020 10:12 AM (sI15f)

261
I still fail to comprehend the rush to horde paper products.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:08 AM (Zz0t1)


I know it's cliché, but I blame the media. If nobody told you that the stores were out of toilet paper, would you think to run out and buy some?

That's why they're constantly telling us how necessary they are. If they didn't, who would ever think to go to them for anything?

Posted by: Ted K. at March 25, 2020 10:12 AM (xPYsj)

262 What's the miller saying to that lady? It's as if her face, at first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of pale!

Posted by: Rex B at March 25, 2020 10:13 AM (OOzMR)

263 181 I wonder if Charles getting the Kung Flu will cause that evil ginger to become King.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 09:57 AM (E2o2V)
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Chuckie probably won't die from the virus. The vast majority of the people who test positive recover from it with either no symptoms, or only mild symptoms. On the Princess cruise ship, half of the people who tested positive experienced no symptoms from the virus. As far as we know, Chuckie is healthy otherwise, so his chances of survival are very good.

Chuckie will just self-quarantine for a couple of weeks, get tested again at the end to ensure he has stopped shedding the virus (and is no longer contagious to others), and he'll most likely be fine, like most of the people who get it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 25, 2020 10:13 AM (k4dH2)

264 The Windsor name for the royal family always amuses me a bit, since their real family name should be Von Saxe Coburg Gotha, probably with a Hanover added either before or after. But that didn't sound too good in WW1 and WW2, and they were living in Windsor Castle at the time, so Hey! We're the Windsor's now! That's a good English name, right?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 10:13 AM (V2Yro)

265 Right! I didn't panic and buy any TP. Now the shelves are bare an we're getting close to needing some in the next week or three.

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I know a guy who can hook you up, man.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 10:13 AM (XVuno)

266 Did his color perception improve after he lost an ear?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid is his own grandpa at March 25, 2020 10:13 AM (Vy7tf)

267 222
I fail to see how the evil ginger can be any worse than his pompous, politically correct fop of a father



Queen thinks highly of her son's management abilities whatever we
think of his warmist sensibilities, Andrew in the wings, Harry a parvenu
going nowhere with his tart wife.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (8erNz)

Andrew is nowhere near claiming the throne. He's behind Chaz, then Will and his kids, THEN Harry, his kids, THEN Andrew.

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 10:13 AM (VQp/A)

268 Waffle House closed 365 locations.

Those are the workers who should get the $1200. It's going to be a rough month for them.

If you're already on the dole, though, nope. You haven't missed a beat in your welfare checks.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:14 AM (Wd55D)

269 For this of you who remember The Man From U.N.C.L.E: Remember the whistling/beeping noise that was used for their pen communicators? I saved it as an .mp3 ringtone when I got my first phone. That phone wouldn't take new ringtone files.

But the new Galaxy does, and I set the communicator sound as my ringtone. Just now I received a call and got to hear the sound actually announcing a call.

("Yes, sir; Mr. Kuryakin and I are following the Thrush van we suspect has been spreading the coronavirus.")

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 25, 2020 10:14 AM (rpbg1)

270 saw someone at the warehouse club with a pack of 2-ply in his cart
poor bastid

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:14 AM (G546f)

271 >>He's head of NIH infectious diseases.

Coronavirus symptoms are all in his head.

Posted by: Caliban at March 25, 2020 10:14 AM (QE8X6)

272 Hubs scored some Charmin this morning! We aren't panic shoppers, so we were getting close to scooting out in the grass. Bullet dodged.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 25, 2020 10:15 AM (sI15f)

273 224 All this time I thought Dr. Fucky was the Surgeon General. He isn't! Wtf is he doing at all the pressers?
Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (xnN7n)

Yay, "Dr. Fucky" is catching on!

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 10:15 AM (Ez6QX)

274 227
I like some of Van Gogh's work - his sunflower paintings always make me happy.

Posted by: IC at March 25, 2020 10:07 AM (a0IVu)
Yellow was his favorite color. If those works make you happy, the painting is working because it made him happy too. Van Gogh wrote constantly about his work. His complete letters to his brother, Theo, are online.

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 10:15 AM (VQp/A)

275 Tom Hanks prince Charles my God what does one need to do to get in to this club?

I mean short of eating bat ..

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2020 10:16 AM (8erNz)

276 People need to start seeing paper products on the shelf again, and they'll calm down. The hoarders are causing this continuation because they inexplicably can't stop hoarding.

Watched a couple split up and each head for a separate self-check out at Krogers so they could each get the maximum of one multi- pack of TP each. The "spotter" they have enforcing the limits cold-busted them and tried to stop it, but when the manager was summoned, he quickly caved to their "but we're special" shit.

This is still happening all over America every day. And this is why it self-perpetuates.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:16 AM (KxVoZ)

277 We aren't panic shoppers, so we were getting close to scooting out in the grass.

Do it early - you get a bonus wash as well as a wipe !!!

Posted by: I Am No One at March 25, 2020 10:16 AM (D1R6o)

278 That's a good English name, right?

Even Phillip Mountbatten was Battenberg. England sure has had a lot of Danish, French, and German kings.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:16 AM (IMdOQ)

279 Climate change eroded the bank of that stream.

Posted by: Fritz at March 25, 2020 10:17 AM (2Mnv1)

280 Here is the thing on Fauci - he is an expert in his field - and his concern is his field. He readily admits that.

A long time ago I worked on a project with a bunch (about 30) of nuclear physicists and literal rocket scientists. I was none of those, I was just an engineer with product knowledge. They were really VERY smart.

But they could not get a thing done. Because they were all hyperfocused on their specialty.

It took me as a generalist who was 25 years their junior to get them moving forward. To listen to the metallurgist who kept insisting you need to make sure about X. To listen to the rocket scientist that said you need to be very careful about Y. And the physicist that insisted Z was most important.

Got it. Still had to complete the project.

People who have never actually worked with "experts" think that experts ought to be in charge.

No. Just no.

People used to being in charge should be in charge.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:17 AM (ZfRYq)

281 I'll keep checking Dollar Tree and other stores on a regular basis. I'm not going to hoard TP or paper towels, and I don't use the former that fast, being as I live by myself. But naturally I want a reasonable stash.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 25, 2020 10:17 AM (rpbg1)

282 He carves with a brush and lets they viewer mix the colors. He is also crazy as shit.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 25, 2020 10:17 AM (kaRXo)

283 Yesterday had to take brother to clinic because hospital doesn't want patients in caseworkers' cars. I took his appt card just in case we had to confirm we were on the road for an 'approved' reason. I can't believe this is America, it's surreal.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 10:17 AM (xnN7n)

284 Form a line to the right for your turn before the Panel for funds approval. Give $250,000 cash to the DNC official at the door, or you'll be denied admission and clubbed mercilessly by the Capitol Police.

Posted by: Nancy Peloisi and Maxine Waters at March 25, 2020 10:02 AM (AMIL/)


We've been here before I think!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2020 10:18 AM (BiNEL)

285 Tom Hanks prince Charles my God what does one need to do to get in to this club?

All in due time.

Posted by: Follow The Blood at March 25, 2020 10:18 AM (IPZPl)

286 280 People who have never actually worked with "experts" think that experts ought to be in charge.

No. Just no.

People used to being in charge should be in charge.
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:17 AM (ZfRYq)

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"I will do what scientists tell me to do."
-MD governor Hogan, leader

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:18 AM (UWqZJ)

287 England sure has had a lot of Danish, French, and German kings.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:16 AM (IMdOQ)


Say what?

Posted by: King Æthelred at March 25, 2020 10:18 AM (Y8PSl)

288 from FB
made me LOL

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wk3x5ao

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (G546f)

289 I bought a 30-pack of TP early in The Panic, not because I really needed that many, but the 30's were literally the only option left at that store at that time.

Haven't even opened it yet.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (KxVoZ)

290 Andrew is nowhere near claiming the throne. He's behind Chaz, then Will and his kids, THEN Harry, his kids, THEN Andrew.

I'm sorry I meant William. Who seems to understand his role.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (8erNz)

291 223 Report from Walmart: Things are closer to normal. Lots of bread, just about everything . . . but the paper towels and TP aisles were stripped.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Women's underwear half off
Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2020 10:06 AM (p9kMp)

Hey baby...wanna see my paper products collection?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (NWiLs)

292 That's a good English name, right?



Even Phillip Mountbatten was Battenberg. England sure has had a lot of Danish, French, and German kings.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:16 AM (IMdOQ)


And a few Scots thrown into the mix

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (XvfQ9)

293 289 I bought a 30-pack of TP early in The Panic, not because I really needed that many, but the 30's were literally the only option left at that store at that time.

Haven't even opened it yet.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (KxVoZ)

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Sounds like you need to get a couple more.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (UWqZJ)

294 Joe Bitem tested positive for the MORONa virus

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (jsWA8)

295 Worth watching The Last Kingdom? First episode seemed kinda cheesy.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (JRaU+)

296 289 I bought a 30-pack of TP early in The Panic, not because I really needed that many, but the 30's were literally the only option left at that store at that time.

Haven't even opened it yet.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (KxVoZ)

Haven't used ANY of it? You're full of shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (NWiLs)

297 295 Worth watching The Last Kingdom? First episode seemed kinda cheesy.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (JRaU+)

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Watch The Last Emperor instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:20 AM (UWqZJ)

298
"I will do what scientists tell me to do."
-MD governor Hogan, leader
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:18 AM (UWqZJ)


This is because he talks to stupid people. He has to say this so he can prove that he "literally believes in science."

I could be convinced that this has been sent as a punishment.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:20 AM (ZfRYq)

299 295 Worth watching The Last Kingdom? First episode seemed kinda cheesy.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee

no, watch Kingdom instead

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (G546f)

300 Looks like a 7 year old painted this. It's blurry and the colors are a bit off. I like it. This goes up on the wall.

Posted by: critique de art at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (/LQkF)

301 Sounds like you need to get a couple more.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:19 AM (UWqZJ)

LOL - I'm offering help to neighbors if they need any, but everybody's good. I do need Kleenex though. Got caught short when this started and can't find anywhere other than limit of one on those little nightstand-sized cubes. And I have a cold (not the Wu)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (KxVoZ)

302 94 The sniper is just above and to the left of that red splotch in the center left.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 09:45 AM (KxVoZ)

Counter-sniper got him.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (qyH+l)

303 The CV deaths in Italy are wildly overestimated.
The scientific advisor to Italy's Health minister says:

"The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals *with* the coronavirus are deemed to be dying *of* the coronavirus."

https://tinyurl.com/soet5ec

Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (lWCRE)

304 Go to amazon and order some toilet paper. They will mail it to you. Amazon's on brand is $4.99 for 6 rolls.
It may take a few weeks to get it.

Posted by: Case at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (U5lak)

305 Media people want Trump to say what Hogan is quoted as saying - that he will do whatever the scientists say.

Trump knows where that trap is. He won't put his head in it.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (ZfRYq)

306 At the Robert Bateman exhibit I mentioned, you could get within inches of the canvas. Bateman works (or did at the time) with thinned out layers of oil paints, not a hint of impasto. Up close the painting was thin and flat. Absolutely unremarkable. Step back a few feet or more and the same painting has the look of romanticized realism.

It's like magic happens within that small difference. Thirty years later that impression and magic is still strong to me.

Posted by: JTB at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (7EjX1)

307 No Depends, what will Hillary do....But she probably has special dispensation from the Chappaqua, NY government, so she get first dibs on whatever she needs. Being the local celebrity helps.

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (qj+MN)

308

>>>The difference in rendering accurate colors across multiple sites is startling with this work.

Which do you like?


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The version you used. The other version has washed out sky on my monitor, even if the building contrasts are perhaps a bit better than here.





It always amazes me the controversy van Gogh provokes among art scholars. So many criticize his impressionism and imprecision, but I always sense a resentment of his success underlies the complaints. Oh well, at least they know all his success came to Theo and his family, after Vincent's death, and not to van Gogh himself.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (NVYyb)

309 It may take a few weeks to get it.
Posted by: Case at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (U5lak)


I don't think I can hold it that long

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (ZfRYq)

310 What's Powering the Mill. Who's on First............

MILLy Vanilli is lip syc'in it

Madness & Nuclar...

Hope & Change.

Posted by: saf at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (5IHGB)

311 Am I really banned?

Posted by: Big Tiny Peter at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (efMXe)

312 Needs more stormtroopers.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (E2o2V)

313 I mentioned on a thread last evening that as of 5 pm today the Governor was shutting down Vermont until April 15. Just got done telling everybody they best figure out how to live on unemployment. This whole thing sucks big time. I've run a business since 1992 through recession after recession and I ended up being taken out by a bunch of hysterical wine moms. Honestly never saw that one coming.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (kUmUV)

314 Noop!

Posted by: Big Tiny Peter at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (efMXe)

315 Again I'm not trying to down play the Coronavirus but I am still not understanding the complaints of shortages and dire warnings with just over 800 deaths compared to over 5000 deaths just three weeks after Obama declared the H1N1 pandemic a national emergency.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 10:23 AM (5IbVn)

316 Uh, uh, if I were, uh, still president, I'd uh, tell this virus to, uh, cut it out. That's-that's real leadership. What is he gonna do to get the, uh, economy going again? This economy, uh, is not coming back. Does he have a magic, uh, wand?

Posted by: Obama at March 25, 2020 10:23 AM (COzlW)

317 309 It may take a few weeks to get it.
Posted by: Case at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (U5lak)

I don't think I can hold it that long
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (ZfRYq)

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Depends.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! Dark Horse Candidate 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:23 AM (XVuno)

318 Van Gogh makes me think of the Dr. Who with him and Amy Pond.

I want Amy Pond to look at me the way she looked at Van Gogh.

So indirectly Van Gogh makes me happy.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:23 AM (ZfRYq)

319 Dennis Prager has had that idea for years, get advice from experts but don't make them in charge.
He said many many years ago in a conversation with a fire chief about schools keeping doors closed in classrooms at all times even in summer just in case a fire would break out. Not taken into any account a school has not much chance of a fire breaking out.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 10:23 AM (ZCEU2)

320 278 That's a good English name, right?

Even Phillip Mountbatten was Battenberg. England sure has had a lot of Danish, French, and German kings.
Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:16 AM (IMdOQ)

The Scots were always right, Bonnie Prince Charlie was the true English King.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 10:23 AM (V2Yro)

321 Nope that puts William in the on-deck circle

Posted by: Boots at March 25, 2020 09:58 AM (oGBso)

Not if that Ginger stabs him first...what? It could happen...

Posted by: Boswell at March 25, 2020 10:23 AM (32YRo)

322 LOL - I'm offering help to neighbors if they need any, but everybody's good. I do need Kleenex though. Got caught short when this started and can't find anywhere other than limit of one on those little nightstand-sized cubes. And I have a cold (not the Wu)
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (KxVoZ)

I have TONS of Kleenex, I bought one of those 12 packs from Costco before the madness hit. I'll trade you.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 10:23 AM (Ez6QX)

323 Just got back from the Big Y in Great Barrington MA

7-8 is old peeps hour

was waiting for them to open, chatting with a friend

a NYC couple come up, waiting

my friend ask them, deftly, "how was the traffic last night?"

NYC lady stupidly answers "not bad, took about 3 hrs"

NEW YORKERS DON"T THINK THE RULES APPLY TO THEM

THEY WILL NEVER SELF QUARANTINE

BEWARE

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 10:24 AM (rpxSz)

324 This regular art posts have turned into a favorite! Thanks for a bit of culture here.

But, what is the 100 comment rule?

Posted by: WarEagle82 at March 25, 2020 10:24 AM (+Kpte)

325

I just got an email from Ivy Investments. It was the most anti-Trump bullshit I've read. It was written by Greg Valliere. Trump is gambling with people's lives to win reelection.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 25, 2020 10:24 AM (XvfQ9)

326
The alternate view is too amped up in its colors to the point where the paint swish from the roof to the chimney looks like when you messed up in a paint by numbers piece and you wound up really laying on the paint in order to make it look "right", which it now never would because you put a Sierra Nevada range's worth on paint on that one location.

I hated paint by numbers. I would rather paint models instead, and I was not too fond of that, either, as a kid. Setting the can of cleaning solvent on fire, on the other hand ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (pNxlR)

327 315 Again I'm not trying to down play the Coronavirus but I am still not understanding the complaints of shortages and dire warnings with just over 800 deaths compared to over 5000 deaths just three weeks after Obama declared the H1N1 pandemic a national emergency.
______________

It's different now because . . . shut up, Trumpster!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (k4dH2)

328 They were really VERY smart.

My last job was with a lot of brilliant physicists who could be dumb as rocks when it came to the real world. But they would always listen to the experienced machinists and engineers and their designs would get done. (I'm sure that wasn't always the case, but the place was very old by the time I got there)

It's an important skill, realizing that some random guy on the floor might know something that you don't.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (Ibwur)

329 323 Just got back from the Big Y in Great Barrington MA

7-8 is old peeps hour

was waiting for them to open, chatting with a friend

a NYC couple come up, waiting

my friend ask them, deftly, "how was the traffic last night?"

NYC lady stupidly answers "not bad, took about 3 hrs"

NEW YORKERS DON"T THINK THE RULES APPLY TO THEM

THEY WILL NEVER SELF QUARANTINE

BEWARE
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 10:24 AM (rpxSz)

Forget the border wall with Mejico, we need one with New Yawk

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (IB++I)

330 Read an article several years ago about a French woman who had known Van Gogh as a young girl. Her description was that he was rude, dirty and smelly. Van Gogh would shop at her father's store regularly. He sounds like my wife's brothers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (kaRXo)

331 The only reason I went out and grabbed TP initially was because I could see a run starting and didn't want to be caught flatfooted.

I wasn't panicked about the situation, only by other people's reaction.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:26 AM (oVJmc)

332 123 Achilles heal in Coronavirus Bill. There will be an IG and board to oversee the funds disbursement. They will both be appointed by the House.

Nobody is going to want funds with those strings attached.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 25, 2020 09:48 AM (VpIIl)


I read someplace (maybe Morning Report comments) that the House bill includes wording that bailouts are not allowed for companies owned by POTUS, VPOTUS, Congressmen, Senators, and their families. That looks like and unconstitutional Bill of Attainder to me. Especially when PDT's family will likely be harmed much more than any other.


Posted by: Gref at March 25, 2020 10:26 AM (AMIL/)

333 Forget the border wall with Mejico, we need one with New Yawk
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (IB++I)


The name is Plissken.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:26 AM (ZfRYq)

334 269 For this of you who remember The Man From U.N.C.L.E: Remember the whistling/beeping noise that was used for their pen communicators?

Liked the presidential telephone ring tones in "Our Man Flynt".

Posted by: getting the banned back together acter 100 comments at March 25, 2020 10:26 AM (262R0)

335 Was just watching Sideshow Joe's townhall on YouTube and there was a disclaimer that the channel I was watching "is funded in whole or in part by the Chinese government" with a a link to wikipedia.

Number 1, I'm thankful that I got an opportunity to turn that crap off. Number 2, is YouTube doing something patriotic?

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 25, 2020 10:27 AM (sI15f)

336 Trump knows where that trap is. He won't put his head in it.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (ZfRYq)
-------------------------

Snipe hunting...

Posted by: Boots at March 25, 2020 10:27 AM (oGBso)

337 333 Forget the border wall with Mejico, we need one with New Yawk
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (IB++I)

The name is Plissken.
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:26 AM (ZfRYq)

=========

Call me Snake.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:27 AM (UWqZJ)

338 A few weels ago my relatives told me they needed papers to travel to the neighboring Italian town. If NY/NJ cases don't level out, it's going to start here in PA.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 10:27 AM (xnN7n)

339 Again I'm not trying to down play the Coronavirus

'Corona' = 'Crown' = 'Cream of the Crop', get it? IT EATS CELEBRITIES!!

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:27 AM (VP1E6)

340 The YouTube Channel flagged as Chinese government propaganda is CGTN America btw.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 25, 2020 10:27 AM (sI15f)

341 The name is Plissken.
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:26 AM (ZfRYq)

ever notice that Jennifer Palmieri looks like Snake in drag

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 10:27 AM (rpxSz)

342 Madness & Nuclar...

Hope & Change.

Posted by: saf at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (5IHGB)

You're not from around these parts, are you? And when I say 'around these parts' I mean, like, Earth and all...

Posted by: Boswell at March 25, 2020 10:28 AM (32YRo)

343 I am still not understanding the complaints of shortages and dire warnings with just over 800 deaths compared to over 5000 deaths just three weeks after Obama declared the H1N1 pandemic a national emergency.

They claim that the exponential growth (due to the transmission factor) will make the future numbers far greater as opposed to a presumably more linear growth of H1N1. And I dont think H1N1 was as dibilitating to the lungs as to require ventilators..

Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 10:28 AM (lWCRE)

344 Again I'm not trying to down play the Coronavirus but I am still not understanding the complaints of shortages and dire warnings with just over 800 deaths compared to over 5000 deaths just three weeks after Obama declared the H1N1 pandemic a national emergency.
Posted by: Kilroy

You're supposed to let your betters do your thinking for you.

Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2020 10:28 AM (B7KlG)

345 We aren't panic shoppers, so we were getting close to scooting out in the grass.

I've said it a million times when handing a set of drawings to the shop - don't even think about building this exactly how I drew it.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 25, 2020 10:28 AM (D1R6o)

346 In Davos, Prince Charles pointedly ignored VP Pence in a reception line where he shook everyone's hands but Pence and was just a rude asshole.

Well, Chuck's got the virus and I now couldn't be happier that he didn't shake Pence's hand. What a tool. There's a reason the Queen never handed over the throne to her wanker of a son.

Posted by: Cheri at March 25, 2020 10:29 AM (oiNtH)

347 Chicago Trib is pushing Cuomo for Prezznozzle.

Lede today is Chicagoans being mean to Asians. Yeah, I'll buy that.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 25, 2020 10:29 AM (DY3v8)

348 330 Read an article several years ago about a French woman who had known Van Gogh as a young girl."

So after his youth, he transitioned? No wonder he was upset.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 10:29 AM (V2Yro)

349 Someone mentioned "MO WalMart Licker Arrested" in the last thread. Does anyone have a link or know what city in MO this fookschtick was from? We shop at WalMart all the time.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 25, 2020 10:29 AM (7Fj9P)

350 Palmieri's more manly than a lot of the "men" on those talking head panels.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:29 AM (KxVoZ)

351 I like this picture, but more for the colors than anything else.

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (/669Q)

352 ever notice that Jennifer Palmieri looks like Snake in drag
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 10:27 AM (rpxSz)


I have now.

That's uncanny.....

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (Zz0t1)

353 If I were a miller
At the mill wheel grinding
Would you marry me any way
Would you have my baby?

Posted by: Fox2! at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (qyH+l)

354 I think some of the hoarding and crowding at stores can be explained by the fact that this is the Shopping Olympics... American women have been training for this moment their whole lives, and every one of them plans to stand on the center podium. No sarcasm.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (II2Y0)

355
So after his youth, he transitioned? No wonder he was upset.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 10:29 AM (V2Yro)


And suicidal.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (Zz0t1)

356 ...knew Van Gogh as a young girl.



********

This explains so much.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (m45I2)

357 I've been tuned out awhile. What exactly is the 100 comment rule?

Posted by: Sphynx at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (rXie1)

358
I knew a guy in grad school who was brilliant ... as a theoretical quantum chemist. In real life, not so much. He asked his roommate to please let him (brilliant guy) know when he reeked and therefore needed to shower.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (pNxlR)

359 As a prepper I already had a sufficient supply of extra TP. I also had boxes of surgical masks and rubber gloves. I've not felt the need to break out either so far.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 10:31 AM (5IbVn)

360 Chicago Trib is pushing Cuomo for Prezznozzle.

Lede today is Chicagoans being mean to Asians. Yeah, I'll buy that.



Why are Chicagoans so racis'?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:31 AM (oVJmc)

361 I think the stupidest shortage is the Flour shortage. (yeah we were joking about that yesterday here) What, does everyone think they're going to start making their own bread? I'm one who *likes* to cook, and I use flour about twice a year.

And the only way I can figure out the ground beef shortage is that nobody now knows how to make anything except hamburger helper.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 10:31 AM (V2Yro)

362 357 I've been tuned out awhile. What exactly is the 100 comment rule?
Posted by: Sphynx at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (rXie1)

No politics in the art thread for the first 100 comments.

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 10:31 AM (Zm+LZ)

363 I knew a guy in grad school who was brilliant ... as a theoretical quantum chemist. In real life, not so much. He asked his roommate to please let him (brilliant guy) know when he reeked and therefore needed to shower.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (pNxlR)


Someone should've informed him the common rule of thumb is to shower at least once a day.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:32 AM (Zz0t1)

364 Who's "THIS GUY ABD"? you throne-licking Royalist?

Posted by: Thomas Fvcking JEFFERSON, bitchez at March 25, 2020 10:32 AM (KxVoZ)

365 Happy Feast of the Annunciation!

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 10:32 AM (/669Q)

366 329. That's why merchants need to take defensive measures. Ask for ID at the door. NY license? You should be SIP, goodbye.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 10:32 AM (xnN7n)

367 everyone gets money but the trumps.....oh brother....petty people the left are

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 25, 2020 10:32 AM (0O7c5)

368 women have been training for this moment their whole lives,

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (II2Y0)

Women possess an extra shopping muscle not found in man that kicks in for emergencies - this is known

Posted by: Boswell at March 25, 2020 10:32 AM (32YRo)

369 327 315 Again I'm not trying to down play the Coronavirus but I am still not understanding the complaints of shortages and dire warnings with just over 800 deaths compared to over 5000 deaths just three weeks after Obama declared the H1N1 pandemic a national emergency.
______________

It's different now because . . . shut up, Trumpster!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (k4dH2)

Different projections. Remember also that with the crownbug, you will have a longer lead time between infection, displaying symptoms, and deaths. So we're weeks off the top death tolls in NYC.

If this were Ebola Sudan, we'd have had our peak one day 2 or something.

I personally hope that numbers won't get that high because of HCQ use.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (IB++I)

370 from FB
made me LOL

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wk3x5ao

-
Quick Draw McGraw.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wranglero at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (+y/Ru)

371 The infatuation with Cuomo shows the caricature that the left has of Trump. They think he is just a loud mouth New Yorker who yells and whines until things go his way. They figure Cuomo could be a more polite whining New Yorker. The left is rather dumb.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (JRaU+)

372 Tissues are the 1 paper item have seen planty of every trip to stores, has to be better than paper towels in toilets.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (ZCEU2)

373 361: I use flour for cookies, pie crusts, and muffins and I know other people who do. With kids home, I do it more, not less

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (ONvIw)

374 What exactly is the 100 comment rule?
Posted by: Sphynx at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (rXie1)


Don't piss off Charlie Brown's rubber don until after 100 comments.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (Zz0t1)

375 You know who else has a massive relief package?

Posted by: The Paolo at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (262R0)

376 Anybody here live in NV? I'm curious how you feel about the governor's order there, banning the use of cholorquine and hydroxycholorquine to treat the Chinese virus, because there is no scientific "consensus" yet about the drugs.

If I lived in NV, I'd be incensed. The drugs have been used successfully to treat multiple virus patients in China, South Korea, France, and recently here in the U.S. too, and yet the idiot governor is going to prevent his own citizens from being treated with them, because OrangeManBad mentioned them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (k4dH2)

377
And the only way I can figure out the ground beef shortage is that nobody now knows how to make anything except hamburger helper.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 10:31 AM (V2Yro)

Or they all know that Beef is a complete food and Ground Beef is the cheapest form of it they know

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (IB++I)

378 375 You know who else has a massive relief package?
Posted by: The Paolo at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (262R0)

=======

Hitler?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (UWqZJ)

379 everyone gets money but the trumps.....oh brother....petty people the left are


Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 25, 2020 10:32 AM (0O7c5)
------------------------

The press dummies were all over Pres Trump the other day about his hotel business and if they would take public money...

Posted by: Boots at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (oGBso)

380 The infatuation with Cuomo shows the caricature that
the left has of Trump. They think he is just a loud mouth New Yorker
who yells and whines until things go his way. They figure Cuomo could
be a more polite whining New Yorker. The left is rather dumb.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (JRaU+)


The left believes in whatever BS they want to believe in no matter how detached from reality it is

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (XvfQ9)

381 The sad irony for me is that I'm normally a prepper in that I'd be well-stocked on a lot of the now hoarded items, but I recently moved, and I had intentionally run down a lot of items pre-moving and hadn't yet restocked.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (KxVoZ)

382 280 Here is the thing on Fauci - he is an expert in his field - and his concern is his field. He readily admits that.

A long time ago I worked on a project with a bunch (about 30) of nuclear physicists and literal rocket scientists. I was none of those, I was just an engineer with product knowledge. They were really VERY smart.

But they could not get a thing done. Because they were all hyperfocused on their specialty.

It took me as a generalist who was 25 years their junior to get them moving forward. To listen to the metallurgist who kept insisting you need to make sure about X. To listen to the rocket scientist that said you need to be very careful about Y. And the physicist that insisted Z was most important.

Got it. Still had to complete the project.

People who have never actually worked with "experts" think that experts ought to be in charge.

No. Just no.

People used to being in charge should be in charge.
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:17 AM (ZfRYq)

305 Media people want Trump to say what Hogan is quoted as saying - that he will do whatever the scientists say.

Trump knows where that trap is. He won't put his head in it.
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:22 AM (ZfRYq)

THIS^^^ Man, blaster is on a roll today:!!

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (q6jjE)

383 My last job was with a lot of brilliant physicists who could be dumb as rocks when it came to the real world. But they would always listen to the experienced machinists and engineers and their designs would get done. (I'm sure that wasn't always the case, but the place was very old by the time I got there)

It's an important skill, realizing that some random guy on the floor might know something that you don't.
Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (Ibwur)


A few years back, had a discussion with some distant in-laws who were very smart (One was working on the Hubbell telescope) and they couldn't understand why insurance rates were higher for teenage boys than teenage girls. "Boys have more experience driving! That doesn't make any sense. I need to see the algorithms they're using." All I could think was "Criminy, eggheads, do you know anything about teenage boys and girls?"

Posted by: Ted K. at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (xPYsj)

384 I finally got some eggs yesterday and I have extra time, so I made myself my favorite quick breakfast just now. An egg, over easy, between two pieces of toasted sourdough bread with a melted slice of cheddar cheese. Mine's better than yours, McDonald's!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (V2Yro)

385 LOL - I'm offering help to neighbors if they need any, but everybody's good. I do need Kleenex though. Got caught short when this started and can't find anywhere other than limit of one on those little nightstand-sized cubes. And I have a cold (not the Wu)
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (KxVoZ)

------------------------------------

Do you have a Sam's Club membership? I just saw they've got Kleenex online.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (CAJOC)

386 327 and mostly shows there are not that many getting the flu whereas cough syrup just found yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (ZCEU2)

387 Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 10:28 AM (lWCRE)

H1N1 killed the young and healthy which to me is a more critical factor.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (5IbVn)

388 245 Shit just got real.

Waffle House closed 365 locations.
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (ZfRYq)

"Closed"?

Posted by: m at March 25, 2020 10:35 AM (7juvc)

389 Anybody here live in NV? I'm curious how you feel about the governor's order there, banning the use of cholorquine and hydroxycholorquine to treat the Chinese virus, because there is no scientific "consensus" yet about the drugs.


He claimed it was to preserve them for people who already needed them.

Is there a lot of malaria in Nevada?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:35 AM (oVJmc)

390 388. Temporary.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 10:36 AM (JRaU+)

391 359. where are you located? I'm expecting masks in the mail, and given what my physician friend told me - yeah, I'm wearing them. Safety glasses too.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 10:36 AM (xnN7n)

392 >>>No politics in the art thread for the first 100 comments.<<<

I must say I'm relieved that Willard Romney has tested negative for Chinese coronavirus. Maybe now we can get him to focus on saving the Jap Olympics.

Posted by: Fritz at March 25, 2020 10:37 AM (2Mnv1)

393 Yeah experts in a narrow field are kind of useless in getting shit actually done in real world situations.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:37 AM (P6ZCq)

394 Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 10:28 AM (lWCRE)

H1N1 killed the young and healthy which to me is a more critical factor.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (5IbVn)

And if we are talking about linear or the exponential claims. 22 million were infected three weeks after the national emergency declaration. Compared to the 60,000 confirmed Coronavirus cases.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 10:37 AM (5IbVn)

395 388 245 Shit just got real.

Waffle House closed 365 locations.
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (ZfRYq)

"Closed"?
Posted by: m at March 25, 2020 10:35 AM (7juvc)

CLOSED !!

AND THEY ARE NOT WAFFLING !!

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 10:37 AM (rpxSz)

396 I just saw comments swap........

Covid-19...is there anything it can't do?

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:38 AM (Zz0t1)

397 378 375 You know who else has a massive relief package?
Posted by: The Paolo at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (262R0)

Hitler?

(tee hee) nein, kleina schwantz!

Posted by: Eva Braun at March 25, 2020 10:39 AM (262R0)

398 The half-life of MUMR thought-turdlets is .002sec.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:39 AM (oVJmc)

399 A thread to follow for the final details on tax/payment/employer/employee provisions:

https://tinyurl.com/wtxkstk

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:39 AM (cF8AT)

400 And there WAS a MUJA sighting.......momentarily.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:39 AM (Zz0t1)

401
What is it with MUMR that he posts so much despite having everything he posts gets wiped out? Talk about being obsessive, he is example number one.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 10:39 AM (pNxlR)

402 Ok taking a break from virus shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM (85Gof)

403 Over 1600 waffle houses are still open

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM (8JqLB)

404 389 Anybody here live in NV? I'm curious how you feel about the governor's order there, banning the use of cholorquine and hydroxycholorquine to treat the Chinese virus, because there is no scientific "consensus" yet about the drugs.


He claimed it was to preserve them for people who already needed them.

Is there a lot of malaria in Nevada?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:35 AM (oVJmc)

Someone posted on the ONT that he specifically said those drugs are not to be used for a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM (Ez6QX)

405 401
What is it with MUMR that he posts so much despite having everything he posts gets wiped out? Talk about being obsessive, he is example number one.


Totally sane, I'm sure. And certainly not a loser.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM (oVJmc)

406 Just as an example MD's cases have been accelerating despite precautions. This is in part due to lack of testing early on, but it's also because there's a lead time to displaying symptoms and also because PG county and Monky county are full of rich DC urbanites.

We went up 74 cases today or so. My numbers for the last few days are
+19%
+20%
+21%

So it's not terrible in terms of absolute percentages, but the absolute number is going up still. My hope is that the distancing and such at least around here will put a brake on it and hopefully we won't get too many NYers

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM (IB++I)

407 Fauci is s mixed bag, probably the dumbest shit he's done relates directly to quinoline use for viruses. It's not brand new and unproven. Didier Raoult did the research in 2007, not last week. The studies were replicated. The media is lying

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM (ONvIw)

408 362 357 I've been tuned out awhile. What exactly is the 100 comment rule?
Posted by: Sphynx at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (rXie1)

No politics in the art thread for the first 100 comments.
Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 10:31 AM (Zm+LZ)

--------------------------------

Not just politics. The first 100 comments should be about art or related to the artwork.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM (CAJOC)

409 WTeverlovin'F!?

@JakeSherman

House was in this morning at 10 a.m. and 42 seconds. Out at 10:02 and 37 seconds

No business of note. No resignations, etc.

Back in tomorrow at 11 a.m.


I am without speech...

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:41 AM (cF8AT)

410 375 You know who else has a massive relief package?
Posted by: The Paolo at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (262R0)

=======

Hitler?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (UWqZJ

Shitler - enjoy the go!

Posted by: Boswell at March 25, 2020 10:41 AM (32YRo)

411 It's an important skill, realizing that some random guy on the floor might know something that you don't.
Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:25 AM (Ibwur)


I worked with an actual rocket scientist who thought we could drill a curved hole through a part.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2020 10:41 AM (mrrpT)

412 women have been training for this moment their whole lives,

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (II2Y0)

Women possess an extra shopping muscle not found in man that kicks in for emergencies - this is known
Posted by: Boswell at March 25, 2020 10:32 AM

Yep. I love stockpiling (not hoarding) in such times. We're the gatherers, you're the hunters. I planned for coronavirus the way I do for snowstorms, only this is for a much longer time period. Inventory supplies, make menus, generate lists, try to anticipate what everyone will want, and then out to forage.

The ultimate triumph is when someone says, in a disappointed voice, "I guess we don't have any xyz in the house," and I whip out said item from my fully stocked pantry, fridge, or freezer.

Posted by: Obama at March 25, 2020 10:41 AM (COzlW)

413 Simple.

If Trump were prezzy in 09 then h1n1 would have been the most horrific even in human history. And if Obama were around in 2020 Covid19 would be a bad flu season with everyone encouraged to wash their hands and not much else.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:42 AM (P6ZCq)

414 Got caught short when this started and can't find anywhere other than limit of one on those little nightstand-sized cubes. And I have a cold (not the Wu)
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (KxVoZ)

I found a 12 pack of those kleenex boxes at a Fiesta Mart a couple days ago. (Texas chain based out of Houston, working class neighborhoods) It seems like these kinds of stores aren't having as much of the panic buying as stores like Whole Foods and all of the upper class areas are showing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 10:42 AM (V2Yro)

415 He claimed it was to preserve them for people who already needed them.

Is there a lot of malaria in Nevada?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:35 AM (oVJmc)
++++++++++++
I doubt it. But there are also autoimmune and other uses for the drug. I understand needing to maintain availability for people who depend on the drug *already* but flatly banning it for new purposes seems to be vice-signalling (the opposite of virtual signalling) obstruction.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 10:42 AM (e/H31)

416 The Nevada Governor DID NOT ban the use of pool cleaner to treat the Chinese Flu.

I wish people would get the facts straight.

Posted by: torabora at March 25, 2020 10:42 AM (ShXci)

417 DOW up 252; 1.2%

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 25, 2020 10:42 AM (7Fj9P)

418 NV gov banned the malaria drug because AZ fishtank guy died I bet. Dumbass.

Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2020 10:42 AM (xnN7n)

419
Someone posted on the ONT that he specifically said those drugs are not to be used for a COVID-19 diagnosis.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM (Ez6QX)


And no one in Nevada came back at him with the guidelined snippy response, "Oh, so you are a doctor now?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2020 10:42 AM (pNxlR)

420 Off Obama sock. Geez. Like he goes grocery shopping.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 25, 2020 10:42 AM (COzlW)

421 408 362 357 I've been tuned out awhile. What exactly is the 100 comment rule?
Posted by: Sphynx at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (rXie1)


The first 100 comments should relate to the subject of the article. Not just the art thread, but every thread.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2020 10:43 AM (mrrpT)

422 @ChadPergram 4 minutes ago

House will not pass coronavirus bill today. Already gaveled in, gaveled out of pro fotm session. Senior sources say House won't meet again later today.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:43 AM (cF8AT)

423 Women possess an extra shopping muscle not found in man that kicks in for emergencies - this is known
Posted by: Boswell at March 25, 2020 10:32 AM

saddlebags ??

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 10:43 AM (rpxSz)

424 299
295 Worth watching The Last Kingdom? First episode seemed kinda cheesy.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee



no, watch Kingdom instead

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 10:21 AM (G546f)
Vikings is good too.

Posted by: Kris at March 25, 2020 10:43 AM (VQp/A)

425 Missouri Man takes run at Florida Man's Title:

https://tinyurl.com/rdjobma

Posted by: filbert at March 25, 2020 10:44 AM (NiXyF)

426 422 @ChadPergram 4 minutes ago

House will not pass coronavirus bill today. Already gaveled in, gaveled out of pro fotm session. Senior sources say House won't meet again later today.
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:43 AM (cF8AT)

Nice.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 10:44 AM (Ez6QX)

427 405 401
What is it with MUMR that he posts so much despite having everything he posts gets wiped out? Talk about being obsessive, he is example number one.

Totally sane, I'm sure. And certainly not a loser.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM (oVJmc)

=========

My theory is that he's a regular, it's a sock, and he has a computer/phone/VPN hookup he uses specifically for it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:44 AM (UWqZJ)

428 Not just politics. The first 100 comments should be about art or related to the artwork.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 25, 2020 10:40 AM

You forgot but mostly how to stretch that rule without breaking it

Just as in Formula one if your not streatching the rules your not trying hard enough

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 10:44 AM (ZCEU2)

429 Just heard that the "rules" for receiving the money from the Govt as a part of this 2 trillion....if you make over 150K as a family, you'll get nothing and like it.

No mention of whether losing your JOB because of this China analrape rampage affects the "annual income" per family.......

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)

430 422. I take that to mean Pelosi could not get unanimous consent to pass it without a true vote, likely from the far left.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM (JRaU+)

431 422 @ChadPergram 4 minutes ago

House will not pass coronavirus bill today. Already gaveled in, gaveled out of pro fotm session. Senior sources say House won't meet again later today.
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:43 AM (cF8AT)

===========

So, Democrats have simply given up on the election, then.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM (UWqZJ)

432 How can one be so silly as to paint the old mill, but not include a water wheel and several garish, blinding lights coming from doors and windows! Amateur!!

Posted by: Tomas Kinkade at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM (p5zwj)

433 Wakes up.
Scratches.
Looks around.
Dang...second one is more appealing probably for nothing other than a greater look of depth to it.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2020 10:46 AM (axyOa)

434
House will not pass coronavirus bill today. Already gaveled in, gaveled out of pro fotm session. Senior sources say House won't meet again later today.
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:43 AM (cF8AT)

Well Pelosi has appointments today: Botox injections and consult with her plastic surgeon

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2020 10:46 AM (85Gof)

435 429 Just heard that the "rules" for receiving the money from the Govt as a part of this 2 trillion....if you make over 150K as a family, you'll get nothing and like it.

No mention of whether losing your JOB because of this China analrape rampage affects the "annual income" per family.......
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)

Seriously, do you make over 150k a year? We're pretty well off and don't make near that. If you do and don't have significant enough savings to weather this, I'm going to have to invoke Darwin.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:46 AM (IB++I)

436 Just heard that the "rules" for receiving the money
from the Govt as a part of this 2 trillion....if you make over 150K as a
family, you'll get nothing and like it.



No mention of whether losing your JOB because of this China analrape rampage affects the "annual income" per family.......


Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM

---

I guess I don't need to worry about how I am going to spend my $1,000.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (JUOKG)

437 So, Democrats have simply given up on the election, then.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM (UWqZJ

Just like the government shutdowns that they cause, they will use all their power and resources to make this Trump's fault.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (5IbVn)

438 Missouri Man takes run at Florida Man's Title:

https://tinyurl.com/rdjobma

Posted by: filbert at March 25, 2020 10:44 AM (NiXyF

Guy's name is Pfister...might consider changing it.

Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (X/Pw5)

439 re: House

they've rolled over. They'll pass it tomorrow.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (IB++I)

440 429 Just heard that the "rules" for receiving the money from the Govt as a part of this 2 trillion....if you make over 150K as a family, you'll get nothing and like it.

No mention of whether losing your JOB because of this China analrape rampage affects the "annual income" per family.......

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)


@NKaeding 14 hours ago

If you're above those income levels, the check will phase out gradually at a rate of 5 cents per $100 of income. For a married couple, that would be $198,000 of income. If you're between $150,000 and $198,000, you get something, but not the full amount.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (cF8AT)

441 Okay. Alternate theory.
Nevada Governor stuck in Schiffhole state called Nevada. 85% of the place is federal government land. The only thing to do there is Bunny Ranch and Vegas...so dead end.

So make a move that gets DNC attention and a possible hand up to replace the total failure Obiden. Better to leave this mortal coil as a loser US Presidental candidate than not.

Posted by: torabora at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (ShXci)

442 Probably already noted, but Larry Klayman and Freedom Watch have filed a $20T suit against China for the ChiCom virus. The suit claims that the virus was developed by China as a bio-weapon.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (sWM8x)

443 Now having gone back and read the upthread (until I found, and read Muldoon) I have to say I like Van Gogh. His style is different, lest technical I think. But appealing.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (axyOa)

444 >>H1N1 killed the young and healthy which to me is a more critical factor.

Maybe deaths isn't the right metric to focus on. At least not right now.

I don't remember sending hospital ships to NYC and LA nor turning the Javits Centers into a makeshift hospital during the last H1N1 outbreak.

I also don't remember GM and Ford repurposing their factories to make ventilators.

Even if people don't die we seem to need a lot more inpatient equipment and supplies including doctors and nurses than I can remember for any kind of outbreak.

Maybe it's an overreaction but it doesn't seem that way so far. And I think we all agree Trump is not stupid and he's not likely to get played by the media or the left and he seems to think this is a real health crisis.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (ZLI7S)

445 I guess I don't need to worry about how I am going to spend my $1,000.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (JUOKG)

I'm buying some buttcoins

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (IB++I)

446
Seriously, do you make over 150k a year? We're pretty well off and don't make near that. If you do and don't have significant enough savings to weather this, I'm going to have to invoke Darwin.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:46 AM (IB++I)


As a family....and we'll weather, sure. I'm still working. My wife lost her job, therefore it's a significant LOSS in income for us as a family.

I'm going to have to ask you NOT to be a dick.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)

447 @ChadPergram 4 minutes ago

House will not pass coronavirus bill today. Already gaveled in, gaveled out of pro fotm session. Senior sources say House won't meet again later today.
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:43 AM (cF8AT)
+++++++++++++
So what is their plan? It may not make sense, but they have a plan of some kind. I wonder what it is. I sort of suspect that it might be something like "hold out until they scream and we get what we want at all costs" but that is stupid. They might get what they want in the short term at the cost of becoming a provincial party for the next couple of generations. Or what they want is so much more devastating than we know, and so if they get it then their near-guaranteed electoral rout is irrelevant.

This is of course all speculation, though. I am just flummoxed by what the hell they're trying to do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (e/H31)

448 439 re: House

they've rolled over. They'll pass it tomorrow.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (IB++I)

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

And they get a news cycle where we can talk about how they're not passing this "much needed" legislation.

It's bad optics.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (UWqZJ)

449 435

$150k for a family of 4 living in a high cost city is barely middle class. The gop is useless as usual.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (P6ZCq)

450 THIS^^^ Man, blaster is on a roll today:!!
Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (q6jjE)


Just call me Butter

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (ZfRYq)

451 Thank you for the art thread,CBD. I always appreciate the art, even if I don't like it. I have learned a lot about art and other things on this thread.

Posted by: tecumsehtea at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (ZG3zU)

452 What do you mean we can't cast a self-intersecting 3-dimensional manifold out of titanium?

Posted by: Fritz at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (2Mnv1)

453 449 435

$150k for a family of 4 living in a high cost city is barely middle class. The gop is useless as usual.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (P6ZCq)

==========

Yes, all those GOP voters in NYC.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (UWqZJ)

454 I bet if the NV governor got the Beer Flu and they recommended the quinine cocktail, he would take it in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (5IbVn)

455 Guy's name is Pfister...might consider changing it.
Posted by: BignJames at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (X/Pw5)

always for a price, my friend, always for a price !

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (rpxSz)

456 If you're above those income levels, the check will phase out gradually at a rate of 5 cents per $100 of income. For a married couple, that would be $198,000 of income. If you're between $150,000 and $198,000, you get something, but not the full amount.
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (cF8AT)


Thanks.

Tami is becoming a BEAST in the blogosphere.........

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (Zz0t1)

457 The sun-bleached beige color.

Posted by: Glycine at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (iW4BW)

458 As a family....and we'll weather, sure. I'm still working. My wife lost her job, therefore it's a significant LOSS in income for us as a family.

I'm going to have to ask you NOT to be a dick.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)


The people - INCLUDING AOC - who are saying no means testing and claw it back next year in taxes are right.

If you made 100k last year, and you just got laid off because of corona virus - you are probably going to need the money.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:50 AM (ZfRYq)

459 451 Thank you for the art thread,CBD. I always appreciate the art, even if I don't like it. I have learned a lot about art and other things on this thread.
Posted by: tecumsehtea at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (ZG3zU)

the brown nosing section of the program is between 200-300

please stay in your lane

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 10:51 AM (rpxSz)

460 What do you mean we can't cast a self-intersecting 3-dimensional manifold out of titanium?

Just use a 3-d printer!

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 10:51 AM (aKxkI)

461 The medicine used for coronavirus is also used for MS and some types of arthritis, so people getting it and hoarding just in case they might have coronavirus is a problem. This is not intended as an commentary on the Governor of Nevada because I don't know the context or exactly what he said.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2020 10:51 AM (WI7YS)

462 If you made 100k last year, and you just got laid off because of corona virus - you are probably going to need the money.


yes and this is a TON of people
oh well

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 25, 2020 10:51 AM (j9HX3)

463 458. I actually think AOC was right on that (many others were too). This is closer to a bridge loan than any kind of subsidy/handout. Get it out there, and make a tax provision for it later.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (JRaU+)

464 If you do get a $1,100 check is it real or just Monopoly money?

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (ZCEU2)

465 Painting all morning looks like mush, when I look at this. So beautiful.

Posted by: Ginny at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (HtaGW)

466 2nd the praise for Tami. Good updates.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (r1kPE)

467 Thank you for the art thread,CBD. I always appreciate the art, even if I don't like it. I have learned a lot about art and other things on this thread.


Posted by: tecumsehtea at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM



Ditto CBD.
'preciate it.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (axyOa)

468 464 If you do get a $1,100 check is it real or just Monopoly money?


what's real, Skip?

I mean, anymore?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (j9HX3)

469 If you do get a $1,100 check is it real or just Monopoly money?
Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (ZCEU2)


I'm givin' 'er all she's goot, captain!!!!

Posted by: Scotty the Money Printer at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (Zz0t1)

470 453

You realize Trump won the $100k plus income demo as well as the $250k plus demo right? You know all those small business owners out there making $200k a year? I guess those are all NY. Voters. Give me a break man.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:53 AM (P6ZCq)

471 If you do get a $1,100 check is it real or just Monopoly money?
Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (ZCEU2)
+++++++++++++
MMT guys: Absolutely it is real money. It's *all* real money.
Hard money guys: It's all Monopoly money anyway.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 10:53 AM (e/H31)

472 So what is their plan? It may not make sense, but
they have a plan of some kind. I wonder what it is. I sort of suspect
that it might be something like "hold out until they scream and we get
what we want at all costs" but that is stupid. They might get what they
want in the short term at the cost of becoming a provincial party for
the next couple of generations. Or what they want is so much more
devastating than we know, and so if they get it then their
near-guaranteed electoral rout is irrelevant.



This is of course all speculation, though. I am just flummoxed by what the hell they're trying to do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (e/H31)

That's what they were doing (hold out and scream until they get want they want), and they miscalculated badly. But there is an agreed-upon bill now and it is expected the Senate will vote on it sometime today.

Because the House had a pro forma (come in, bang the gavel, leave) session at 10 a.m., they will not be back until 11 a.m. tomorrow. That will be its first chance to pass the Senate's bill provided the Senate does so before then. Whatever Nancy says about "Oh, we're going to examine this carefully so no guarantees we'll pass it" is just bluster. They'd like to do it by voice vote so no one needs to fly or drive back for a roll call vote.

Posted by: Vendette at March 25, 2020 10:53 AM (nRNOc)

473 $150K is a lot more money in some locales than in others.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:53 AM (oVJmc)

474 Democrats don't take a dump without a plan.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:54 AM (ZfRYq)

475 470 453

You realize Trump won the $100k plus income demo as well as the $250k plus demo right? You know all those small business owners out there making $200k a year? I guess those are all NY. Voters. Give me a break man.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:53 AM (P6ZCq)

===========

You said "high cost cities".

How many high cost cities are filled with Republican voters?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:54 AM (UWqZJ)

476 Thank you for the art thread,CBD. I always appreciate the art, even if I don't like it. I have learned a lot about art and other things on this thread.


Posted by: tecumsehtea at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM



Ditto CBD.
'preciate it.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2020 10:52 AM (axyOa)


Yeah, this.

It takes a monumental effort to inject some culture into this horde of Morons.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:54 AM (Zz0t1)

477 Tami is becoming a BEAST in the blogosphere.........

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (Zz0t1)

I'm becoming a beast alright...but it's got nothing to do with the blogosphere.

Now where'd I put that Easter candy?.....

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (cF8AT)

478 422 @ChadPergram 4 minutes ago

House will not pass coronavirus bill today. Already gaveled in, gaveled out of pro fotm session. Senior sources say House won't meet again later today.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:43 AM (cF8AT)



November 2020: commercial after commercial retort against any commercials criticizing Trump's handling of issue.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (Ozpxd)

479 374 What exactly is the 100 comment rule?
Posted by: Sphynx at March 25, 2020 10:30 AM (rXie1)

Don't piss off Charlie Brown's rubber don until after 100 comments.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:33 AM (Zz0t1)

He's actually Carlo Bracca Dildoni.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (NWiLs)

480 I'm becoming a beast alright...but it's got nothing to do with the blogosphere.

Now where'd I put that Easter candy?.....
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (cF8AT)


And self-depricating.

LOLZ!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (Zz0t1)

481 This fucking idiot gov in Nevada is asking to sued into oblivion.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (r1kPE)

482 439 re: House

they've rolled over. They'll pass it tomorrow.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (IB++I)

agreed. Now Trump and the Senate get 24 hours to trumpet what a great deal this is and how everyone is in wonderful patriotic agreement. Nancy's dems can't possibly stand up against it after that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (V2Yro)

483 $150k for a family of 4 living in a high cost city is barely middle class. The gop is useless as usual.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (P6ZCq)



==========



Yes, all those GOP voters in NYC.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM

---

Psst. Trump got 36% of the vote in NYC in 2016. Just sayin......

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (JUOKG)

484 451
Thank you for the art thread,CBD. I always appreciate the art, even if I
don't like it. I have learned a lot about art and other things on this
thread.


Posted by: tecumsehtea at March 25, 2020 10:49 AM (ZG3zU)

____________


Seconded.


Haven't listened to Glenn Beck in ages, but stumbled upon him giving a pretty good rant this morning on radio.

He makes a compelling case for Americans, especially we 29-year-olds, needing to step-up even if it involves personal risk of death save America for our progeny and future generations -- especially after this horrible precedent.

He said "I'm not afraid to die, but I'm afraid that America will die."

Posted by: ShainS at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (m1/ym)

485 Morning horde.

late to the thread, but i think i like this version slightly better than the other, although i would happily hang either one in my den.

sniper is in the window tho...

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (8D42x)

486 He's actually Carlo Bracca Dildoni.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (NWiLs)


Ah.

A made man.....

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (Zz0t1)

487 Tami is a bear.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (ZLI7S)

488 473 $150K is a lot more money in some locales than in others.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:53 AM (oVJmc)

True. In NY or parts of CA, that ain't shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (NWiLs)

489 Now where'd I put that Easter candy?.....
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (cF8AT)
-------

Before all this hit, in a rare moment of foresight I actually bought pretty much all the Easter candy I was planning to buy. Not long ago I saw someone say somewhere that it was getting hard to find Easter candy. And here I am, fighting with myself not to get into those bags I already have. Grrrrr.

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (/669Q)

490 >.People who have never actually worked with "experts" think that experts ought to be in charge.

No. Just no.

People used to being in charge should be in charge
- - -
Yup. Also, they probably prefer the pursuit of inquiry vs. getting stuff done (a hard endpoint).

I haven't worked with scientists, but in software, and there are some people that love to noodle tough challenges, discuss possibilities and options. You need a project manager who says: here's the schedule, here's your list of deliverables, and then hold them to it. And when things start creeping out of scope, they slap 'em back on task. It's not about possibilities and potential for a huge solution, it's about results.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (bDqIh)

491 I was never impressed with Vincent van Gogh's work until I saw it in person. Amazing

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at March 25, 2020 10:57 AM (ofIwF)

492 Plenty of Republicans make over 150k combined and live in expensive parts of the country. The gop just told them to fuck off.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:57 AM (P6ZCq)

493 There is always Go Fund Me

Posted by: Case at March 25, 2020 10:57 AM (U5lak)

494 On no. Waffle House is closing 365 of it's stores across the Country.

Those things stayed open in the middle of hurricanes.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 25, 2020 10:57 AM (JUOKG)

495 Before all this hit, in a rare moment of
foresight I actually bought pretty much all the Easter candy I was
planning to buy. Not long ago I saw someone say somewhere that it was
getting hard to find Easter candy. And here I am, fighting with myself
not to get into those bags I already have. Grrrrr.



Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (/669Q)

If any of them are peanut M and Ms, don't tell Weasel.

Posted by: Vendette at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (nRNOc)

496 429 Just heard that the "rules" for receiving the money from the Govt as a part of this 2 trillion....if you make over 150K as a family, you'll get nothing and like it.

No mention of whether losing your JOB because of this China analrape rampage affects the "annual income" per family.......

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)

I don't understand why they can't just give everyone the same amount and then take care of the means testing in next year's tax return.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (yMEGW)

497 475 470 453

You realize Trump won the $100k plus income demo as well as the $250k plus demo right? You know all those small business owners out there making $200k a year? I guess those are all NY. Voters. Give me a break man.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:53 AM (P6ZCq)

===========

You said "high cost cities".

How many high cost cities are filled with Republican voters?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:54 AM (UWqZJ)

I'm gonna be a dick about this because to be honest our family makes less than 100k and we're in a decently high cost region with multiple kids and we won't need the money.

Small biz owners will get relief in a way they prefer - not a check in the mail, but other means. These people don't want a check in the mail, I suspect.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (IB++I)

498
He said "I'm not afraid to die, but I'm afraid that America will die."
Posted by: ShainS at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (m1/ym)


He's definitely a strange cat, but I like a LOT of what he says.

The work he did on the Burisma/Ukraine corruption trail leading to Owebama and Biden was EPIC.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (Zz0t1)

499 I'm becoming a beast alright...but it's got nothing to do with the blogosphere.

Now where'd I put that Easter candy?.....
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (cF8AT)


Tami, I really appreciate your breaking Twitter reports. You are a fantastic news scout!

Posted by: Emmie at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (ouBhA)

500 492 Plenty of Republicans make over 150k combined and live in expensive parts of the country. The gop just told them to fuck off.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 10:57 AM (P6ZCq)

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I'm one of those, actually.

I don't mind. Don't really need the money.

Your concern status is noted, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (UWqZJ)

501 489 Now where'd I put that Easter candy?.....
Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (cF8AT)
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Before all this hit, in a rare moment of foresight I actually bought pretty much all the Easter candy I was planning to buy. Not long ago I saw someone say somewhere that it was getting hard to find Easter candy. And here I am, fighting with myself not to get into those bags I already have. Grrrrr.
Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 10:56 AM (/669Q)

Was plenty at Target when I stopped by to look for a webcam earlier today. Stopped myself from buying it because it'd just make me fat.

Posted by: Someguy at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (Zm+LZ)

502 they've rolled over. They'll pass it tomorrow.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:47 AM (IB++I)

bring out the flour !!

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (rpxSz)

503 481 This fucking idiot gov in Nevada is asking to sued into oblivion.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (r1kPE)

And he'll deserve it. I'll go with the opinion and research of Raoult (a respected researcher and hospitalist) before I listen to a television star, or as Raoult called them "television birds", like Fauci at this point. The research is there, Sanofi in France is going ahead with production. Donks and media are ignorant and lying

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (ONvIw)

504 Did the Senate already pass the bill, or are they doing so today? If they already passed it, I am back to "confused" by the House actions. If its passage is pending and the House *can't* vote on it yet, then it is makes a bit of sense so they can squeeze another news cycle out of it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (e/H31)

505 And to think everyone made fun of Glen Beck pushing gold bullion.
Always knew someday it would be a good idea if I had more than 2 coins to rub together knowing those fools cant pass up printing it like its tp.
Oh wait.....

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (ZCEU2)

506 I'm gonna be a dick about this because to be honest our family makes less than 100k and we're in a decently high cost region with multiple kids and we won't need the money.

Small biz owners will get relief in a way they prefer - not a check in the mail, but other means. These people don't want a check in the mail, I suspect.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (IB++I)


Well, start an investment seminar and give guidance and stop pissing on everyone because you're soooooo much better than everyone else.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (Zz0t1)

507 505 And to think everyone made fun of Glen Beck pushing gold bullion.

Drop in hot water and voila! Instant gold broth!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (NWiLs)

508 I told my kids that Easter is cancelled.

Youngest asked why?

I said because the Democrats forced the Easter Bunny into a quarantine.

I think she'll grow up disliking them.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (2BgZB)

509 No mention of whether losing your JOB because of this China analrape rampage affects the "annual income" per family.......

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)

I don't understand why they can't just give everyone the same amount and then take care of the means testing in next year's tax return.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (yMEGW)


There is no mention of it because the means test is on 2019 AGI.

What GOLA said.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (ZfRYq)

510 Ugh!!!

Me, the fancy art critic, at #57:
The brushstrokes also form a cascade, a visual flow, from the upper-left to the bottom.

I meant upper-right. The other upper-left.

Posted by: mindful webworker
even a simple cartoon
at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (Sr48m)

511 507 505 And to think everyone made fun of Glen Beck pushing gold bullion.

Drop in hot water and voila! Instant gold broth!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (NWiLs)

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Better or worse than goldschlager?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (UWqZJ)

512 506 I'm gonna be a dick about this because to be honest our family makes less than 100k and we're in a decently high cost region with multiple kids and we won't need the money.

Small biz owners will get relief in a way they prefer - not a check in the mail, but other means. These people don't want a check in the mail, I suspect.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (IB++I)

Well, start an investment seminar and give guidance and stop pissing on everyone because you're soooooo much better than everyone else.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (Zz0t1)

As another commentor said, Your Concern Status Is Noted.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (IB++I)

513 Mrs REDACTED wants me to take a whack at cutting her hair

I'm calling my lawyer first

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (rpxSz)

514 388 245 Shit just got real.

Waffle House closed 365 locations.
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 10:10 AM (ZfRYq)

"Closed"?
Posted by: m at March 25, 2020 10:35 AM (7juvc)

390 388. Temporary.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 10:36 AM (JRaU+)

Yay

Posted by: m at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (7juvc)

515 Thanks all!

I sometimes wonder if I should stop. Feel like a spammer sometimes.

Now where DID I put that Easter candy, damnit!?

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (cF8AT)

516 429 Just heard that the "rules" for receiving the money from the Govt as
a part of this 2 trillion....if you make over 150K as a family, you'll
get nothing and like it.


What is the dollar amount per individual if you make less than that?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (lwiT4)

517 Governor of Nevada - what happened to choice being between a patient and a doctor?

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (ZfRYq)

518 Need moar Mark Tansey.

Posted by: getting the banned to look at a vow lookin at a cow at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (KgzJO)

519 461 The medicine used for coronavirus is also used for MS and some types of arthritis, so people getting it and hoarding just in case they might have coronavirus is a problem. This is not intended as an commentary on the Governor of Nevada because I don't know the context or exactly what he said.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2020 10:51 AM (WI7YS)

Hi Fen, it does sound like he is trying to protect people who are already on the medication and need it, but it also specifically says it can't be used for COVID-19. From the article, "The regulation prohibits the prescribing and dispensing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for a COVID-19 diagnosis."

Link to the full article:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/qljwwhb

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (Ez6QX)

520 If any of them are peanut M and Ms, don't tell Weasel.
Posted by: Vendette at March 25, 2020 10:58 AM (nRNOc)
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They're not, but even if they were, I'd say that just in case my buddy Weasel is watching.



Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (/669Q)

521 I dont need the money. I want the money. Im sick and tired of paying taxes through the nose while getting jack shit for it. And lets be real a substantial portion of people getting $1200 will go out and buy a new bike or clothes or whatever with it. Its vote buying by Democrats with the stupid gop going along.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (P6ZCq)

522 381
The sad irony for me is that I'm normally a prepper in that I'd be
well-stocked on a lot of the now hoarded items, but I recently moved,
and I had intentionally run down a lot of items pre-moving and hadn't
yet restocked.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 25, 2020 10:34 AM (KxVoZ)
timing....this year, for me, timing really sucks

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (0O7c5)

523 513 Mrs REDACTED wants me to take a whack at cutting her hair

I'm calling my lawyer first
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (rpxSz)

I can do a pretty good waiver and release, but the divorce part, well, you're on your own.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 11:02 AM (NWiLs)

524 521 I dont need the money. I want the money. Im sick and tired of paying taxes through the nose while getting jack shit for it. And lets be real a substantial portion of people getting $1200 will go out and buy a new bike or clothes or whatever with it. Its vote buying by Democrats with the stupid gop going along.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (P6ZCq)

=========

2020 is lost!

We shall just give up!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 11:02 AM (UWqZJ)

525 Wile E. Pelosi spent all these years conditioning her people to expect checks from the gov't...and then she blocks them. D'oh!

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 11:02 AM (Wd55D)

526 Hi Fen, it does sound like he is trying to protect people who are already on the medication and need it, but it also specifically says it can't be used for COVID-19. From the article, "The regulation prohibits the prescribing and dispensing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for a COVID-19 diagnosis."

Link to the full article:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/qljwwhb
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (Ez6QX)

He'll be backpedaling on this soon enough. Those who worked with Trump (Cuomo, and Newsom) are going to benefit, those who resist him are getting hurt.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:02 AM (IB++I)

527 Anybody here live in NV? I'm curious how you feel about the governor's order there, banning the use of cholorquine and hydroxycholorquine to treat the Chinese virus, because there is no scientific "consensus" yet about the drugs.

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I thought medical treatment was supposed to be between a woman and her doctor.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wranglero at March 25, 2020 11:02 AM (+y/Ru)

528 517 Governor of Nevada - what happened to choice being between a patient and a doctor?
Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (ZfRYq)

That only applies to Truvada and abortions.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 11:02 AM (NWiLs)

529 I've seen this one in the Denver museum. Billy Schenk's "When Destiny Meets Oblivion."

https://denverartmuseum.org/object/2005.150

I sure miss the southwest. In our four years in Denver, we toured all over CO, WY, UT, NM, AZ, and CA, together by car and me solo by motorcycle.

Right at this time of year, having done the requisite visit to the Navaho trading post at the four corners and overnighting in Cortez, we headed north out of Durango and in bright blue sunshine, were practically the only car on the 550 going over the passes, down into the hole at Silverton, and up through Ouray.

Thence along the Gunnison over to the Monarch pass. I miss it all.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (+fPHo)

530 Mrs REDACTED wants me to take a whack at cutting her hair

I'm calling my lawyer first
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (rpxSz)


I'm betting you can still get a "Flowbee" online pretty cheap.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)

531 Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 10:48 AM (ZLI7S)

More people hospitalized now than when the H1N1 was declared a national emergency? The numbers just don't support that.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (5IbVn)

532 Did the Senate already pass the bill, or are they
doing so today? If they already passed it, I am back to "confused" by
the House actions. If its passage is pending and the House *can't* vote
on it yet, then it is makes a bit of sense so they can squeeze another
news cycle out of it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 10:59 AM (e/H31)

The agreement was reached on a final bill around midnight. Senate comes in at noon and it is expected they will pass it today, so you are correct that the House can't vote on it yet.
Reminder, though, that the Senate GOP took flak a few weeks ago for not passing a House bill dealing with this but instead adjourning for the weekend. Well, the House passed it early Saturday morning (the 14th) and then sat on it. The Senate didn't get it until Tuesday, the 17th.

Posted by: Vendette at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (nRNOc)

533 nice picture considering the poor painter obviously only had a few fat paintbrushes to use.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (Cus5s)

534 If you're above those income levels, the check will phase out gradually at a rate of 5 cents per $100 of income


Punishing Success.


Thanks for nothing, China Mitch.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (mw1Wz)

535 Our WalMart has put Easter candy on the toilet paper shelves.

Now how are you supposed to wipe your butt with a chocolate bunny?? You'll never know when you're done!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:05 AM (oVJmc)


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Two words: Peeps

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (XVuno)

536 Nice and pastoral. Impressionistic, to be sure, but it feels like a good impression. Would hang it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (miJU3)

537 525 Wile E. Pelosi spent all these years conditioning her people to expect checks from the gov't...and then she blocks them. D'oh!
Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 11:02 AM (Wd55D)

Their purpose for giving checks is always to benefit their voting banks and not to help people. This will benefit too many non-dem voters, can't do it. Remember their bill put a bunch of money for illegals and allowed more ballot harvesting.

Yet, they caved. Suckers.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:04 AM (IB++I)

538 Needs more happy trees.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 11:04 AM (E2o2V)

539 Someone posted on the ONT that he specifically said those drugs are not to be used for a COVID-19 diagnosis.
_________________

Yes, that's what the article JJ linked this a.m. says. His rationale was that the drugs are needed for on-label purposes, so he doesn't want people hoarding them for off-label purposes like the China virus, but prohibiting doctors from prescribing the drug for a virus patient is just wrong. We know it works on some virus patients, works very well according to the reports, so why would you deny somebody the chance to use it, especially in sicker patients, when it might be the difference between survival and death? It's just wrong.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 25, 2020 11:04 AM (k4dH2)

540 at a sushi bar I used to dine at in Dallas

the rich Japs would buy a very large bottle of sake with gold flakes in it

they would share it with everyone at the bar

even in the 80's it was like $20 a masu

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:04 AM (rpxSz)

541 535 Our WalMart has put Easter candy on the toilet paper shelves.

Now how are you supposed to wipe your butt with a chocolate bunny?? You'll never know when you're done!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 10:05 AM (oVJmc)


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Two words: Peeps
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (XVuno)

Too gritty.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 11:04 AM (NWiLs)

542 Two words: Peeps

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (XVuno)


The granulated sugar coating is like sandpaper!

Posted by: Archer at March 25, 2020 11:04 AM (gmo/4)

543 533 nice picture considering the poor painter obviously only had a few fat paintbrushes to use.


ha ha I sort of wonder if it isn't more that he wasn't very diligent in cleaning them well? if you aren't, even your small brushes turn very quickly into "large" brushes

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (j9HX3)

544 429 Just heard that the "rules" for receiving the money from the Govt as

a part of this 2 trillion....if you make over 150K as a family, you'll

get nothing and like it.


What is the dollar amount per individual if you make less than that?


Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (lwiT4)



Anybody know?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (lwiT4)

545 the damn chynavirus is sure dividing people into more and more tribes and with plenty of time to sit and stew and grow resentment,it will be a wonder if the 2 americas don't become 22 before it's over.

Posted by: blackdogs at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (NAbCm)

546 He's actually Carlo Bracca Dildoni.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 10:55 AM (NWiLs)


This explains why his texts sound like the last cab driver I had in Bayonne.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (axyOa)

547 524

Dude chill. If you like welfare leeches getting $3k cool. I hate it and am passed about it and ranting a little. Dont go so defensive on everyone who disagrees with you.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (P6ZCq)

548 Mrs REDACTED wants me to take a whack at cutting her hair

I'm calling my lawyer first
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (rpxSz)
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I did that to myself yesterday and I still have hair! I just separated it into a lot of sections and then very carefully just cut a little bit, about 1/4", off the ends. It looks fine as far as I can tell. At least, my family still recognizes me.

Of course, I have the kind of hair that you can't really tell if I've had a haircut or not unless it's pretty drastic, because it's curly.

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (/669Q)

549 Shelter in place rules are in place for my area.

My mother is old, lives alone and has no mode of transportation, other than uber or taxi.

I will be going to check on her during this, whether they like it or not.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (Zz0t1)

550 Does the House open for two-and-a-half minutes seem to indicate they're afraid to be exposed to each other for very long?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (oVJmc)

551 A months worth of Don van Vliet paintings could do a lot to educate the rubes and rum-dums about great art.

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (p5zwj)

552
Also, I worked at a shop where I needed to full-coverage test a long run of new canvas for giclee prints. I blew out a 600dpi scan of Wheatfield With Crows to 200%, and made an enormous print that hung on my wall for years.

Love that one.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (II2Y0)

553 The first 100 comments should be about art

Like Picasso, or Garfunkel?

Posted by: Steven Page at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (ZBrWm)

554 544. I think reports are saying 1200 per person

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (JRaU+)

555 The Billy Scheck painting is 5'2" wide.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (+fPHo)

556 513 Mrs REDACTED wants me to take a whack at cutting her hair



I'm calling my lawyer first

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:00 AM (rpxSz)



Buy her a wig so she can cover her hair up for now?

Posted by: Vendette at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (nRNOc)

557 DOW up over 21,200.

Posted by: Archer at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (gmo/4)

558 Of course, I have the kind of hair that you can't really tell if I've had a haircut or not unless it's pretty drastic, because it's curly.
Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (/669Q)

Naturally curly? Is your name Frieda?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

559 From the wiki on chloroquine: The wholesale cost in the developing world is about US$0.04.[8] In the United States, it costs about US$5.30 per dose.[1]

This is not some exotic drug, it's a chemical compound. Hoard all you want, it should be easy to make or find elsewhere in the world.

*crossing fingers that it's not all made in China*

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (xSo9G)

560 544. I think reports are saying 1200 per person

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (JRaU+)


Thank you Nick.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (lwiT4)

561 Years ago W Bush did that rebate thing....if you paid taxes, you'd get a rebate.

I used mine to buy a .44 Mag.

Seems to me that test should be part of the calculation for this "relief." Otherwise it's a more-cynical version of the EIC.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (2BgZB)

562 Alternate painting title: 'After Bernie Was Elected'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (CDGwz)

563 $1200?

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (E2o2V)

564 Mrs REDACTED wants me to take a whack at cutting her hair



I bought a fresh pair of clippers the other day, I'll be taking care of a couple of my kids and probably myself after that.

Haven't cut my own hair in a while, but since i just do a buzz cut now, probably no big deal.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (oVJmc)

565 Yes, that's what the article JJ linked this a.m. says. His rationale was that the drugs are needed for on-label purposes, so he doesn't want people hoarding them for off-label purposes like the China virus, but prohibiting doctors from prescribing the drug for a virus patient is just wrong. We know it works on some virus patients, works very well according to the reports, so why would you deny somebody the chance to use it, especially in sicker patients, when it might be the difference between survival and death? It's just wrong.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 25, 2020 11:04 AM (k4dH2)
+++++++++++++++++
I don't get the "hoarding" argument on it. It is a controlled substance (prescription only). Inventories are either known or knowable, as is demand.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (e/H31)

566 Emperor Wolf is allowing Peeps to be made still.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (ZCEU2)

567 547 524

Dude chill. If you like welfare leeches getting $3k cool. I hate it and am passed about it and ranting a little. Dont go so defensive on everyone who disagrees with you.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (P6ZCq)

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

You call that defensive?

You should see me when I talk about Prometheus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (UWqZJ)

568 Anybody know?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (lwiT4)


@NKaeding

The checks are then limited based on adjusted gross income. It's available to single filers below $75,000, married couples below $150,000, and heads of households (single with kids) below $112,500.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (cF8AT)

569 Two words: Peeps

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 11:03 AM (XVuno)

as Shep always says: "My Peeps like it up there!"

Posted by: Boswell at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (32YRo)

570 Of course, I have the kind of hair that you can't really tell if I've had a haircut or not unless it's pretty drastic, because it's curly.
Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (/669Q)

hehe

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (rpxSz)

571 560. Quite welcome, here's hoping it gets out soon.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (JRaU+)

572 557 DOW up over 21,200.
Posted by: Archer at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (gmo/4)

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That's a very large one day gain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (UWqZJ)

573 >>More people hospitalized now than when the H1N1 was declared a national emergency? The numbers just don't support that.

Maybe not yet but the numbers are still going up and in certain hot spots like NYC they do seem to be higher already. At least for critical care patients.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (ZLI7S)

574 You knew the aid bill was dead in the House when Pelosi declared she would "try to pass it."

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (XxJt1)

575 Odd thing I noticed at the store... all the quinoa shelves were bare.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (m45I2)

576 Missouri Man takes run at Florida Man's Title:

https://tinyurl.com/rdjobma

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I thought this was America.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wranglero at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (+y/Ru)

577 the damn chynavirus is sure dividing people into more and more tribes and with plenty of time to sit and stew and grow resentment,it will be a wonder if the 2 americas don't become 22 before it's over.

The Great Unmasking continues. Its like watching The Real World on a national scale.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (D1R6o)

578 I dont need the money. I want the money. Im sick and tired of paying
taxes through the nose while getting jack shit for it.


Aw c'mon man!
Congress is just spreading the wealth around!


Income-based taxation is evil and needs to end.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (mw1Wz)

579 Of course, I have the kind of hair that you can't really tell if I've
had a haircut or not unless it's pretty drastic, because it's curly.

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (/669Q)

my oldest girl cuts her own hair....it always looks fantastic...it looks like a perm i used to pay 150 bucks for......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (0O7c5)

580 Naturally curly? Is your name Frieda?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (NWiLs)
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Yes, and thanks for blowing my cover, pal.

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (/669Q)

581 544. I think reports are saying 1200 per person

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (JRaU+)

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Payable in scrip that can be used at the gift shop of any federal museum or national park!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (XVuno)

582 I don't get the "hoarding" argument on it. It is a
controlled substance (prescription only). Inventories are either known
or knowable, as is demand.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (e/H31)


This. You can't hoard a prescription drug. They won't refill until 30 days has lapsed. At least that's been my experience with Plaquenil.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (lwiT4)

583 The checks and the delay in tax payments are mostly about keeping money in the economy, not "helping." It's literally to keep money moving around. You actually don't want people holding onto it for emergencies (in the macro sense).

Posted by: dagny at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (nRWPy)

584 Hydroxychloroquine
You know what I mean
Hydroxychloroquine
She taught me everything

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

585 547 524

Dude chill. If you like welfare leeches getting $3k cool. I hate it and am passed about it and ranting a little. Dont go so defensive on everyone who disagrees with you.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (P6ZCq)

Because anyone making less than 150k is obviously a welfare leech [eyeroll]

Seriously though, we already gave huge bailouts to businesses and the lame ass banks. And now that someone is going to give it to people with modest incomes suddenly they are 'welfare leeches' and don't deserve it?

That's an interesting message to send to your fellow Americans.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (IB++I)

586 They would share it with everyone at the bar

Learned to never try drinking with:
Visiting Japanese businessmen
German tourists
Russian emigres

Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (KgzJO)

587 Can I refuse that aid money? I don't need it and our kids sure as hell don't need the bill.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (XxJt1)

588 Haven't cut my own hair in a while, but since i just do a buzz cut now, probably no big deal.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (oVJmc)

Mrs. REDACTED has cut mine for years

I OCD and can't stand to have some fat ugly cow rub her tits on me for 15 minutes

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (rpxSz)

589 581 544. I think reports are saying 1200 per person

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (JRaU+)

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Payable in scrip that can be used at the gift shop of any federal museum or national park!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (XVuno)

Money printer go brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:10 AM (IB++I)

590 I am not a welfare leech, but we make significantly lower than the $150,000 limit. By far.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:10 AM (lwiT4)

591 Creeper...donate it to a charity. Or the Treasury.

Posted by: lizabth at March 25, 2020 11:10 AM (L3Rsz)

592 I OCD and can't stand to have some fat ugly cow rub her tits on me for 15 minutes
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (rpxSz)
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We have nothing in common.

Posted by: Mrs. Megan McCain at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (e/H31)

593 591 Creeper...donate it to a charity. Or the Treasury.
Posted by: lizabth at March 25, 2020 11:10 AM (L3Rsz)

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Save it for next year's taxes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (UWqZJ)

594 587 Can I refuse that aid money? I don't need it and our kids sure as hell don't need the bill.
Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (XxJt1)

Fortunately refusing the aid money will not reduce the can kick an iota. Just take it and use it for something that will offset the cost to your kids, not expecting them to start fro scratch and make it big.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (IB++I)

595 Mrs. REDACTED has cut mine for years

I OCD and can't stand to have some fat ugly cow rub her tits on me for 15 minutes
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (rpxSz)


How the fuck are you getting your hair cut?

My stylist manages to cut my hair without rubbing her tits all over me, and I wouldn't shun it.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (Zz0t1)

596 Of course, I have the kind of hair that you can't really tell if I've
had a haircut or not unless it's pretty drastic, because it's curly.

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (/669Q)


Me too. No one ever notices.

Posted by: dagny at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (nRWPy)

597 I OCD and can't stand to have some fat ugly cow rub her tits on me for 15 minutes
Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (rpxSz)

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Did you check the sign? Maybe you're not in a hair cutting place.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (XVuno)

598 my oldest girl cuts her own hair....it always looks fantastic...it looks like a perm i used to pay 150 bucks for......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 25, 2020 11:08 AM (0O7c5)
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If you have curly hair, and a good haircut (by someone who knows what they're doing, not me) to begin with, it really would be possible to maintain it yourself for a good while if you keep up with it.

If you have straight hair or a very stylized haircut, it would be much more difficult, I would think.

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (/669Q)

599 What is the dollar amount per individual if you make less than that?
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:01 AM (lwiT4)


Trump said it was $3k for a family of four - I think it is $1k per adult and then $500 for child.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (ZfRYq)

600 I lol'ed about the quinoa. Sadly, it wouldn't surprise me if it were true!

Posted by: lizabth at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (L3Rsz)

601 590. When to government is banning people from gathering, and thus from making a living, some assistance is proper. Very different situation than your average Democrat with their hand out.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (JRaU+)

602 Can I refuse that aid money? I don't need it and our kids sure as hell don't need the bill.
Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (XxJt1)
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Give it your kids directly. Your refusal won't change the funding or debt load for whatever this thing actually turns out to be.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (e/H31)

603 Seriously though, we already gave huge bailouts to businesses and the
lame ass banks. And now that someone is going to give it to people with
modest incomes suddenly they are 'welfare leeches' and don't deserve it?


Yeah definitely, need to spread the wealth around.


It's only "fair".

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (mw1Wz)

604 Someone should've informed him the common rule of thumb is to shower at least once a day.
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They only teach this in the military. Although, I had one Marine who never learned this.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (kaRXo)

605 585 Because anyone making less than 150k is obviously a welfare leech [eyeroll]

Seriously though, we already gave huge bailouts to businesses and the lame ass banks. And now that someone is going to give it to people with modest incomes suddenly they are 'welfare leeches' and don't deserve it?

That's an interesting message to send to your fellow Americans.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (IB++I)

There comes a time where trying to be a curmudgeonly "I'M JUST TRYING TO PUNISH THEIR FAILURE!!!" asshole doesn't help anybody.

Rage isn't always the proper reaction to everything.

Posted by: Allie at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (vmRc0)

606 I am not a welfare leech, but we make significantly lower than the $150,000 limit.

We're way over, but I'm OK with that. The downstream effects of all the gnashing of teeth are hurting the very people that the Democrats claim to care about.

There is a lesson here for those who would learn it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (Boy/L)

607 Redacted, you don't want to "cut" her hair, you just want to trim it

Imagine her head of hair as layers of an onion
ask her for lots of clips/hairpins, pin up the top layers
starting at the bottom layer, the one that grows out from her nape, just even it out with a straight comb and your sharpest shears
let down the next layer

of course watch one thousand how to videos first

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (G546f)

608
I don't know, my GF is pretty disconnected politically, and doesn't much care for any of it. Doesn't vote. Doesn't like either party. Pays no attention to the news, ever, until The Virus! happened.

Now, I don't care whether or not this Porkulus passes. I don't care about any of this, anymore.

But I asked her, and she was pleased that Trump is "DOING SOMETHING," and blames the Democrats for delaying about things like abortion-funding...

"People have ACTUAL problems," she said.

Probably doesn't hurt that one of the few issues she cares about is abortion. This is a woman who, when we first visiting emergency obstetric clinics that provided them, would attempt to talk other patients out of it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (II2Y0)

609 How the fuck are you getting your hair cut?

My stylist manages to cut my hair without rubbing her tits all over me, and I wouldn't shun it.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (Zz0t1)


There's a business idea here!

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (ZfRYq)

610 It's only if you make under 75000. I'd think everyone like that needs it.

Posted by: dagny at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (nRWPy)

611 Hydroxychloroquinoa?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

612 So why can't we get Nevada's Democrat Gov.Steve Sisolak to sign an order outlawing Climate Change and just be done with it!

Posted by: Fritz at March 25, 2020 11:13 AM (2Mnv1)

613 $1,200 per adult
$500 per child

Posted by: Case at March 25, 2020 11:13 AM (U5lak)

614
You call that defensive?

You should see me when I talk about Prometheus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 11:07 AM (UWqZJ)
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*looks at red meat tossed into thread*

*decides to pass*

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 25, 2020 11:13 AM (WEBkv)

615 Trump said it was $3k for a family of four - I think it is $1k per adult and then $500 for child.

Posted by: blaster at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (ZfRYq)


Thank you blaster. I've heard everything from $1000 to $1200 to $2000 (Mnuchin) this past week. I guess we'll have to pass the bill to see what's in it.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:13 AM (lwiT4)

616 613 $1,200 per adult
$500 per child
Posted by: Case at March 25, 2020 11:13 AM (U5lak)

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Go long on ice cream truck futures.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 11:13 AM (XVuno)

617 Let's see.. Clorox + quinine tonic water + TSP from the laundry room... if I remember my chemistry, that should give me chloroquine phosphate, right? Maybe skip the TSP and add the Hydrogen peroxide first and I'll get Hydroxychloroquine instead.

This stuff is easy.

Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 11:13 AM (Ry8mf)

618 And I think someone yesterday asked this question:

@NKaeding 16 minutes ago

Now, if you did receive it but suddenly you don't qualify in 2020, a big question is what happens there. My reading, which matches others, like @davidckamin, is that you don't need to pay it back come filing season. That's how previous rebates have worked too.

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 11:14 AM (cF8AT)

619 The point of the money is to put it into circulation. You might not need the money but the economy does.

Pumps need priming.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2020 11:14 AM (ZLI7S)

620 if you're disinclined to taking the federal money, perhaps you could donate it to the small business owner of your choice.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2020 11:14 AM (d7Ww2)

621 601 590. When to government is banning people from gathering, and thus from making a living, some assistance is proper. Very different situation than your average Democrat with their hand out.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (JRaU+)

This. In any case, it's a good opportunity also for the GOP to demonstrate it understands that 'salus populi universa lex est' or however that one goes

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:14 AM (IB++I)

622
Thank you blaster. I've heard everything from $1000 to $1200 to $2000 (Mnuchin) this past week. I guess we'll have to pass the bill to see what's in it.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 25, 2020 11:13 AM (lwiT4)


This.

And nothing has actually been passed yet, so we really don't know what's in it, for sure.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)

623 Insom....they'll likely mix their quinoa with hydrogen peroxide. Cure!

Posted by: lizabth at March 25, 2020 11:14 AM (L3Rsz)

624 Oh and now there's a NEW updated version.

I really need to find that candy...

Posted by: Tami at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (cF8AT)

625 Probably doesn't hurt that one of the few issues she cares about is abortion. This is a woman who, when we first visiting emergency obstetric clinics that provided them, would attempt to talk other patients out of it.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (II2Y0)
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You certainly found yourself a good woman.

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (/669Q)

626 As a relative noob on this site can someone explain the '100 comment rule' I keep seeing?

Posted by: JimH at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (NzURT)

627 I'm fucking serious

you've never had some alligator armed fat cow with extremely large bags rub her tits on you ?

It's gross and I think they get off on it

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (rpxSz)

628 NOOD APE

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (e/H31)

629 The numbers used for H1N1 are "estimated" cases and deaths vs DNA tested SARS-Cov-19. Look at the DNA tested numbers for H1N1 to compare them with SARS-Cov-19. That will give you a much more accurate picture.

Posted by: it begins... at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (MRjKr)

630 Of course, I have the kind of hair that you can't really tell if I've had a haircut or not unless it's pretty drastic, because it's curly.
Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:05 AM (/669Q)

On Monday morning I went over to the treasurers house to pick up my paycheck because we didn't have church On Sunday and she texted me afterwards and said " You looked devastated .,Are you depressed? You can talk to me about that. I understand." (She's knows that in the past I have been affected by that) I texted back and said that of course I could talk to her about that but that I wasn't depressed-just that I hadn't slept much, my hair badly need cutting and I was sloppier than normal.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (WI7YS)

631 I don't get the appeal of Cuomo. He's corrupt and stupid and has always cared more about abortion and releasing cop killers from prison. What has he done that is so great when it comes to dealing with Corona that all of a sudden they think he can beat Trump?

Hold daily press conferences?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (CqE5x)

632 Imagine her head of hair as layers of an onion
ask her for lots of clips/hairpins, pin up the top layers
starting at the bottom layer, the one that grows out from her nape, just even it out with a straight comb and your sharpest shears
let down the next layer

of course watch one thousand how to videos first
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (G546f)
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I would much rather hear about the lack of hair cut now than hear about the bad haircut annually for the next 10 years.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (WEBkv)

633 617 Let's see.. Clorox + quinine tonic water + TSP from the laundry room... if I remember my chemistry, that should give me chloroquine phosphate, right? Maybe skip the TSP and add the Hydrogen peroxide first and I'll get Hydroxychloroquine instead.

This stuff is easy.
Posted by: t-bird at March 25, 2020 11:13 AM (Ry8mf)

Don't forget to distill it and run the fornier process on it first, otherwise you'll turn into spider-man.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (IB++I)

634 DOW up over 21,200.
Posted by: Archer

Thats going to leave a mark on the Leftist fear mongering ass.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (ZCEU2)

635 As a relative noob on this site can someone explain the '100 comment rule' I keep seeing?
Posted by: JimH at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (NzURT)


Stay on post topic for the first 100 comments or risk banning.

It's very simple.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 11:16 AM (Zz0t1)

636 626 As a relative noob on this site can someone explain the '100 comment rule' I keep seeing?
Posted by: JimH at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (NzURT)


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You're not allowed to comment unless you have at least 100 comments on your permanent record.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2020 11:16 AM (XVuno)

637 Rage isn't always the proper reaction to everything.
Posted by: Allie at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (vmRc0)


I understand all of these words. Just not in this order.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 25, 2020 11:16 AM (D1R6o)

638
Because anyone making less than 150k is obviously a welfare leech [eyeroll]

Seriously though, we already gave huge bailouts to businesses and the lame ass banks. And now that someone is going to give it to people with modest incomes suddenly they are 'welfare leeches' and don't deserve it?

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Seriously, dude.

Stimulus payments to individuals = Irritating and unnecessary and pointless.

Fat bailouts for corporate cronies who take huge "risks" when rewards are at the ready, in the full knowledge that any potential downside will be covered by me so they can carry on, make the next yacht payment, and continue donating to Dems who hate me and keep that endless train o' gravy rolling = FUCKING ENRAGING.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 11:17 AM (II2Y0)

639 Woke alert : right sidebar
Safespace is male.
Is the writer saying only the patriarchy can provide a safespace?
"Safe"space may be a POC, but no safespace created by a man comes with no strings attached. He's obviously some kind of Weinstein, creating a trap of inequality and male violence, trying to convince the women that they need a strong male if they want to be safe.

Posted by: Downcast at March 25, 2020 11:17 AM (xgpfE)

640 just that I hadn't slept much, my hair badly need cutting and I was sloppier than normal.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (WI7YS)
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LOL, Fen! You should try to give yourself a little trim. It really wasn't hard - it took about 25 minutes, I think. Just cut off a little bit, wait a week and if you think it needs more, cut off another little bit.

Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:17 AM (/669Q)

641 Well I'm scheduled to pump in over $8000 into the economy on April 6th unless Houston continues on their lockdown. Trying to head off a potential HVAC issue in the burning heat of August in Houston and getting a new one now.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 11:17 AM (5IbVn)

642 Really hope in a few weeks by Easter the country sees this was alot to do about a little and events not really to be feared by most.
Remember that A-hole FDR "We have nothing to fesr, but fear itself "

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 11:18 AM (ZCEU2)

643 Learned to never try drinking with:
Visiting Japanese businessmen
German tourists
Russian emigres
Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (KgzJO)

Drinking with Slavs in general is a no-no for me. Never again.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 25, 2020 11:18 AM (yMEGW)

644 DOW up over 21,200.
Posted by: Archer

Thats going to leave a mark on the Leftist fear mongering ass.
Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (ZCEU2)

It will go up to 25,000 when the virus money hits the streets and
27,000 when the "all clear signal is given

Posted by: JoeF. at March 25, 2020 11:18 AM (CqE5x)

645 Posted by: JimH at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM

Just keep hanging around, you'll get it

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 11:20 AM (ZCEU2)

646 Because anyone making less than 150k is obviously a welfare leech [eyeroll]

Seriously though, we already gave huge bailouts to businesses and the lame ass banks. And now that someone is going to give it to people with modest incomes suddenly they are 'welfare leeches' and don't deserve it?


I don't make close to 150K and I don't understand why they don't get anything. They could use it--and so can the economy.

Also, 100 K in NY or NJ is not the same as 100k in Alabama or Idaho.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 25, 2020 11:20 AM (CqE5x)

647 Posted by: it begins... at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (MRjK

So you're saying the H1N1 numbers are inaccurate and were all going to die?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 11:20 AM (5IbVn)

648 nurse, you've given me an idea for that aid money. The family across my back fence has fallen victim to a string of disasters... everything from back surgeries to thefts. They have watched over me for four years. Now I can return their kindness.

All I have to do is figure out how to get them to take it.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2020 11:21 AM (XxJt1)

649 Oh I see the sniper finally, in bushes in his ghillie suit just above the couple and fencing

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2020 11:22 AM (ZCEU2)

650 Fat bailouts for corporate cronies who take huge "risks" when rewards are at the ready, in the full knowledge that any potential downside will be covered by me so they can carry on, make the next yacht payment, and continue donating to Dems who hate me and keep that endless train o' gravy rolling = FUCKING ENRAGING.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 25, 2020 11:17 AM (II2Y0)

I agree, and I'll be livid if cruise lines, silicon valley and/or Hollywood gets a penny. The industries who out sources should only get the money if they return to our shores, NO money for Chinese factories

Posted by: CN at March 25, 2020 11:22 AM (ONvIw)

651 Posted by: bluebell at March 25, 2020 11:17 AM (/669Q)

Maybe it's easier with curly hair? Mine is just very straight and thick. FenSpouse said that he would help, but he's been stuck at home with me for almost two weeks. I'm not sure that I trust him,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2020 11:24 AM (WI7YS)

652
Someone should've informed him the common rule of thumb is to shower at least once a day.
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They only teach this in the military. Although, I had one Marine who never learned this.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 25, 2020 11:12 AM (kaRXo)






Ugh. We had a couple of guys in the Army like that. One actually understood that he was a philthy bastard and he'd just put deodorant on over the sweat. We called him Dr Dirt. Otherwise, a fairly nice guy.

The other guy flat out refused to shower for days at a time (which caused his barracks roomies to bitch to the First Sergeant constantly). His platoon sergeant would literally MARCH him into the showers in full uniform and make him stand at attention under the shower nozzle.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 25, 2020 11:24 AM (EGyGV)

653 595
Mrs. REDACTED has cut mine for years



I OCD and can't stand to have some fat ugly cow rub her tits on me for 15 minutes

Posted by: REDACTED at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (rpxSz)

Dear Penthouse.....

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at March 25, 2020 11:24 AM (ofIwF)

654 tami is spammy ? nah.. now I sound like saf

Posted by: non entity at March 25, 2020 11:25 AM (B+t5k)

655 647 Posted by: it begins... at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (MRjK

So you're saying the H1N1 numbers are inaccurate and were all going to die?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 25, 2020 11:20 AM (5IbVn)

No. I said you can't compare estimated numbers to DNA tested numbers and make sound decisions.

Posted by: it begins... at March 25, 2020 11:26 AM (MRjKr)

656 You people! You're gonna scare the noob if you keep it up.

JimT, on some threads (most notably CBD's) your comments must pertain to the Post until the hundredth comment is reached. Then we're back to the normal free-for-all.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2020 11:26 AM (XxJt1)

657 Senate comes in at noon and it is expected they will pass it today, so you are correct that the House can't vote on it yet.

Aren't spending bills supposed to originate in the House ??

or is that some old quaint 'guideline' ?

Posted by: McCool at March 25, 2020 11:29 AM (lWCRE)

658 NOOD

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2020 11:29 AM (XxJt1)

659 I thought the 100 comment rule was reversed for CBD's posts ? Free for all on first 100 comments ..then topic only, or be banned for life

Posted by: non entity at March 25, 2020 11:29 AM (B+t5k)

660
I don't get the appeal of Cuomo. He's corrupt and stupid and has always cared more about abortion and releasing cop killers from prison. What has he done that is so great when it comes to dealing with Corona that all of a sudden they think he can beat Trump?

Hold daily press conferences?
Posted by: JoeF. at March 25, 2020 11:15 AM (CqE5x)








Babbles on and on and on and on, in love with his own voice....

Bitches about how there's no medical supplies while there's a frickin' mountain of the stuff stacked behind him at the press conferences.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 25, 2020 11:33 AM (EGyGV)

661 648 nurse, you've given me an idea for that aid money. The family across my back fence has fallen victim to a string of disasters... everything from back surgeries to thefts. They have watched over me for four years. Now I can return their kindness.

All I have to do is figure out how to get them to take it.
Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2020 11:21 AM (XxJt1)

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Miniature rocket fired into their living room.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 25, 2020 11:39 AM (UWqZJ)

662 73
What's powering the mill?


Heat generated by the friction of the millstone powers a steam-engine, which in turn gives an assist to turn the millstone, which creates in turn more heat!

I got a $17.9 million grant from the DOE to design and build the proof-of concept!

Posted by: Green New Deal "enthusiast" at March 25, 2020 12:02 PM (YqED9)

663 The Billy Scheck painting is 5'2" wide.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 25, 2020 11:06 AM (+fPHo)

If that were a photograph, you would say it was "solarized". Used to be done by exposing the developing print to sunlight, which pushed the contrast to extremes, and shortened the gray scale.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2020 12:05 PM (miJU3)

664
Where is the one he did of an exploding Tardis? turned out to be earily accurate.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at March 25, 2020 12:10 PM (ZTZBG)

665 Seriously though, we already gave huge bailouts to businesses and the lame ass banks. And now that someone is going to give it to people with modest incomes suddenly they are 'welfare leeches' and don't deserve it?

That's an interesting message to send to your fellow Americans.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 25, 2020 11:09 AM (IB++I)

The aid money, so far as it is possible to do, should only go to those whose income was destroyed by the WuFlu panic. Those already subsisting on the public teat should get no additional handout.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2020 12:12 PM (miJU3)

666 My stylist manages to cut my hair without rubbing her tits all over me, and I wouldn't shun it.
Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2020 11:11 AM (Zz0t1)

Years ago, some great philanthropist opened a topless barber shop in Calgary, where well-endowed young ladies, sans shirt or bra gave haircuts to male clients. Needless to say, my exquisite sense of timing caused me to be at work up North at the time, and I missed the short window of opportunity between the time they opened, and when the city spoilsports shut them down.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2020 12:17 PM (miJU3)

667 Interesting thing I always wonder about with Van Gogh paintings is how they were affected by his syphilis-- (its argued about, I know, I know) -- specifically, Argyll Robertson pupils, aka, "Prostitute's Pupils" --they are "accommodating but unreactive"-- they adjust for distance but not for light changes--
Thus, light in his paintings will take on a greater intensity/contrast, reflecting his perception of things.

Don't think Van Gogh ever fully descended into neurosyphilis like Guy de Maupassant, but it could be definitely argued that the diseased brothels of Paris have played a rather outsized yet purposely ignored role in western culture. It could be further argued that penicillin has contributed to a general downturn in western arts as well... artists living far past their prime and inspired by drugs and naval gazing rather than dying in their 30s, inspired by terror of their own mortality and delusional parasitosis.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's garishly festooned prarie bloomers. at March 25, 2020 12:21 PM (AvEaZ)

668 I've never been a fan of using the pallet knife as a paintbrush. It's a style, just not for me.

Posted by: Matthew H Iskra at March 25, 2020 12:41 PM (day4e)

669 I like the 2nd version at the link. There's what appears to be a greater clarity of colour.

Posted by: aelfheld at March 25, 2020 02:48 PM (IxDhF)

670 The day is almost over lets hop in the car and take the kids to McDonalds

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 25, 2020 04:48 PM (FLiOE)

671 The one you display on the main page is the best and most accurate. Actual Van Gogh paintings look different from a 2D representation because they are often tube and pallet knife and have physical depth and texture. Tubes of oil paint were a relatively new innovation at the time.

Vincent was able to pioneer this kind of oddly fresco-like painting because his brother Theo worked in the art industry and supplied Vincent with all the paints he could possibly use for free. This is one of the reasons Paul Gauguin was anxious to go stay with, and watch over, Vincent in Arles. Theo was to basically support them both.

Didn't work out.

Posted by: JOHN HAYS at March 25, 2020 09:47 PM (YUx4V)

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