Mid-Morning Art Thread

Da Vinci Mona Lisa.jpg

Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

Yeah...whatever. Technically it is a wonderful painting, but I think many renaissance artists have done equal, if not better work.

And the contortions that one has to go through to see it in person are absolutely, 100%, not worth the trouble.

Oh...it's smaller than you think! In this case, size matters!

Full disclosure: I am perhaps a bit biased against this painting because I was forced...at the point of a gun or a bad grade...to read a short story called "The Giaconda Smile," by Aldous Huxley. It was an okay story, but not nearly as good as was supposed.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 08:31 AM (arJlL)

2 Never viewed this one before.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:31 AM (mD/uy)

3 Wait...I've seen this before.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 13, 2021 08:32 AM (3D/fK)

4 Bish got a five head

Posted by: Doug Henning at October 13, 2021 08:32 AM (2cfUo)

5 This looks...familiar.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 08:32 AM (m+jkK)

6 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 08:32 AM (Zz0t1)

7 I took a bunch of picture of this for other people since I'm so tall and could see over everybody else. Oh, she's not hawt

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 08:33 AM (Kd5Vh)

8 It's no "Lady with an Otter Ermine" but not too bad.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 13, 2021 08:33 AM (UHVv4)

9 Painted, if Joe Biden got into art.

I mean, the plagiarism side of things, anyway.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 08:33 AM (Zz0t1)

10 Well, it's no Hunter Biden.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 08:33 AM (NpAcC)

11 Hack.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:33 AM (LvTSG)

12 That's a pretty lady.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 08:33 AM (vuisn)

13 Good morning, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2021 08:33 AM (TdMsT)

14 I believe the word is "homely."

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

15 First time I ever noticed the bridge near her left shoulder.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:34 AM (mD/uy)

16 It's no Shatner into space T minus about 45 minutes.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 08:34 AM (SJbY/)

17 If I ever go to the Louvre, I not wasting time battling a crowd to see her. She's an icon, sure, but I'm making a bee-line to the Nike of Samothrace and the David wing, in that order.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:34 AM (OyyDO)

18 And the contortions that one has to go through to see it in person are absolutely, 100%, not worth the trouble.

Oh...it's smaller than you think! In this case, size matters!

===========

Yeah, it's tiny. Everyone's crowded around it, so you have to push through dozens of other tourists trying to get their look.

I've seen it once, and I'll happily just walk by that room in the Louvres if I ever go back.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:34 AM (LvTSG)

19 Still lovely after all these years.

Posted by: Ziba at October 13, 2021 08:34 AM (S1hrL)

20 Leonardo, you forgotta da eyebrows!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 08:34 AM (m+jkK)

21 It's ok, would not hang though.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 08:34 AM (JUOKG)

22 Leonardo was good at a lot of things, though. A real renaissance man, you might say.

Posted by: huerfano at October 13, 2021 08:34 AM (MzKgG)

23 Mona Lisa smirk>>>>>>>>>>>> Jen Psaki smirk

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM (CYnTg)

24 The Mona Lisa reminds me of the Louvre. And the Louvre reminds me of that atrocious incongruent glass pyramid out front.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM (vuisn)

25
Like Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, it's too familiar to be appreciated properly.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM (/U27+)

26 I always thought the Mona Lisa had a mannish face.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM (NpAcC)

27 It's a good thing it exists, though, so we can know the evils of Opus Dei and the Catholic Church. They send albino monks to kill the descendant of Jesus on the regular!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM (LvTSG)

28 Well, it's no Hunter Biden.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 08:33 AM


I know, right?

Posted by: Rothko at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM (m+jkK)

29 https://tinyurl.com/yfrj494r

Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM (arJlL)

30 Like Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, it's too familiar to be appreciated properly.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021


***
Ditto.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM (/XOcP)

31 Bish got a five head

I'd say a 4 1/2 head. She doesn't have a full-on 5 head like Peyton Manning.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (ZGrMX)

32 And the Louvre reminds me of that atrocious incongruent glass pyramid out front.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM (vuisn)


Reminds me that the Omega is under there and we have to destroy it!

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (mbFEM)

33 "Everyone's crowded around it, so you have to push through dozens of other tourists trying to get their look. "

Go without a mask.

Start hacking and coughing behind the crowd.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (3D/fK)

34 The Lisas that I have know have all been quite silent, IYKWIM.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (w9Wax)

35 Thought bubble: "My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married!"

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (5Woea)

36 She's a lady.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
She's a lady.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (SJbY/)

37 Okay, so her first name was Lisa. Where does the "Mona" come from? Did she have a title in Italian like "Lady"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (/XOcP)

38 Full disclosure: I am perhaps a bit biased against this painting because I was forced...at the point of a gun or a bad grade...to read a short story called "The Giaconda Smile," by Aldous Huxley. It was an okay story, but not nearly as good as was supposed.
++++
Hahaha. Nice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (DU+/6)

39 27 Albinos really get a bad rap...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (CYnTg)

40 I've always thought the come-hither smirk and "hint du rack" was compelling. But that's it. The color palette may be traditional, even a little Etruscan (someone who knows more can opine on that) but I think it's a little boring.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (vRbbs)

41 Wasn't it stolen?

Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (AwYPR)

42 Joan Crawford and some guy.

Posted by: Scott_T at October 13, 2021 08:37 AM (2waQ7)

43 41 Wasn't it stolen?
Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (AwYPR)

=========

The real one is in Marlon Brando's living room.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:37 AM (LvTSG)

44 "That's a MAN, baby!! Yeah!!"

Posted by: Sharkman at October 13, 2021 08:37 AM (Vt61E)

45 Like Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, it's too familiar to be appreciated properly.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021

***
Ditto.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:35 AM


Go with his Marche Slave for better vodka drinking music.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 08:37 AM (m+jkK)

46 37 Okay, so her first name was Lisa. Where does the "Mona" come from? Did she have a title in Italian like "Lady"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (/XOcP)

Mona is short for Madonna "My Lady". The title is "My Lady, Lisa".

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:37 AM (OyyDO)

47 Is that Greta Thunberg?

Posted by: johnd01 at October 13, 2021 08:38 AM (uVQvU)

48 I prefer the Nat King Cole version.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2021 08:38 AM (45fpk)

49 Albinos really get a bad rap...
Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM


The quintessence of white privilege. Duh...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 08:38 AM (m+jkK)

50 Wasn't it stolen?
Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (AwYPR)

=========

The real one is in Marlon Brando's living room.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone

I thought he was dead

Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 08:38 AM (arJlL)

51 Lisa has that "I have no fucks to give" look.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 13, 2021 08:38 AM (BFigT)

52 45 Like Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, it's too familiar to be appreciated properly.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021

So, kinda like Zeppelin then.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 08:38 AM (vuisn)

53
Would look better if she had big hair

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (/U27+)

54 50 The real one is in Marlon Brando's living room.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone

I thought he was dead
Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 08:38 AM (arJlL)

=========

You probably also thought we lived in a constitutional republic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (LvTSG)

55 I'm calling foul on this one

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (tCPjF)

56 41 Wasn't it stolen?
Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (AwYPR

A few times. Once by an Italian who thought it should "go home." France is it's correct home, however.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (OyyDO)

57 "Yeah...whatever. Technically it is a wonderful painting, but I think many renaissance artists have done equal, if not better work."

IIRC it wasn't nearly so famous back in the day.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (z5Vrg)

58 Okay, so her first name was Lisa. Where does the "Mona" come from? Did she have a title in Italian like "Lady"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021

Mona is short for Madonna "My Lady". The title is "My Lady, Lisa".
Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021


***
Thanks, Kris. I keep thinking I should be able to read Italian because I know a lot of Spanish. Not so.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (/XOcP)

59 When I went to the Louvre, someone had stolen some mummies from the Egypt collection so it was closed. Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (Kd5Vh)

60 Thought bubble: "My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married!"
Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM


But in the Louvre, she does blend.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (m+jkK)

61 You just know Shatner is gonna get it on with the Lady Astronaut on this trip Northward.

Just to get that final notch on his Space Belt.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (Vt61E)

62 59 When I went to the Louvre, someone had stolen some mummies from the Egypt collection so it was closed. Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (Kd5Vh)

========

They make great jerky.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (LvTSG)

63 The real one is in Marlon Brando's living room.

And Elvis is at a Burger King in Ohio.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (ZGrMX)

64 "I'm not Lisa . . .
My name is Julie . . ."

Posted by: Jessi Colter at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (/XOcP)

65 I get it this is a masterpiece, but never quite got its popularity

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (tCPjF)

66 I prefer the Nat King Cole version.
Posted by: grammie winger

See comment 29

Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (arJlL)

67 When you say it's small..like what are the dimensions?

Posted by: A dude in MI at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (/6GbT)

68 Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, men have named you
You're so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only 'cause you're lonely they have blamed you
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile?

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (SJbY/)

69 CBD, Thanks for your honesty about the painting. I've long wondered what the big deal is. There are aspects I like: the skin smooth skin and expression of the girl and the many variations of brown from dark rich colors to shades of old gold. I even understand that it may be an 'ultimate' example of the style. That doesn't make it the best ever.

I know there are a couple hundred years of self-proclaimed experts who disagree with me. Tough for them. My opinion of experts has diminished a lot as of late.

I would like t hear Kris' evaluation. Her I trust.

Posted by: JTB at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (7EjX1)

70 59 When I went to the Louvre, someone had stolen some mummies from the Egypt collection so it was closed. Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (Kd5Vh)

They make a great brown paint.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (OyyDO)

71 I get it this is a masterpiece, but never quite got its popularity
Posted by: Skip's Phone

Yeah, me neither. Famous for being famous perhaps?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (mD/uy)

72 67 When you say it's small..like what are the dimensions?
Posted by: A dude in MI at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (/6GbT)

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2' 6" x 1' 9"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (LvTSG)

73 When I went to the Louvre, someone had stolen some mummies from the Egypt collection so it was closed. Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021


***
Mummy dust makes a good aphrodisiac?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (/XOcP)

74
The quintessence of white privilege. Duh...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 08:38 AM (m+jkK)]


Heard something during a charity golf tournament Monday.

"I'd like some black privilege. You're born with muscle tone to die for, can run fast and jump through the roof and have a radiator hose for a cock...."

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (Zz0t1)

75 Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby




Necrophiliacs.

Really, really, REALLY fucking old necrophiliacs.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (Vt61E)

76 Everyone knows you don't steal from the Louvre. They don't allow it. You go to Boston and steal from the Gardner.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (vRbbs)

77 I've never been to the Louvre, but I have heard that it's dim and that makes some of the artworks hard to see well. Is that true?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (DU+/6)

78 I prefer the Nat King Cole version.
Posted by: grammie winger

See comment 29

Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (arJlL)


Lovely.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (45fpk)

79 Okay, so her first name was Lisa. Where does the "Mona" come from? Did she have a title in Italian like "Lady"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (/XOcP)

Mona is short for Madonna "My Lady". The title is "My Lady, Lisa".
Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:37 AM (OyyDO)
*********
Mona is also short for Ramona... just thought I'd throw that out there.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (NpAcC)

80 55 I'm calling foul on this one
Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (tCPjF)

There's no bird sitting on the painting.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (SJbY/)

81 Mummies were at a time ground up to make potionsure and medicine, would hope that was realizedone to be stupid.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (tCPjF)

82 I took a bunch of picture of this for other people since I'm so tall and could see over everybody else. Oh, she's not hawt

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 08:33 AM (Kd5Vh)

I went to the Louvre in 1998. Fortunately I'm 6'4" so i could hold the camera over all of the japanese tourists. 30 seconds to see this homely chick then on to the rest of the amazing art in the museum. Spent 8+ hours there. Great day!!

Posted by: timon at October 13, 2021 08:42 AM (A+byS)

83 77 I've never been to the Louvre, but I have heard that it's dim and that makes some of the artworks hard to see well. Is that true?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (DU+/6)

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I think that depends on the room and time of day. I seem to remember a lot of skylight windows.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:42 AM (LvTSG)

84 The real one is in Marlon Brando's living room.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone

I thought he was dead
Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 08:38 AM (arJlL)

=========

You probably also thought we lived in a constitutional republic.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone

That escalated quickly !

Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 08:42 AM (arJlL)

85 71 I get it this is a masterpiece, but never quite got its popularity
Posted by: Skip's Phone

Yeah, me neither. Famous for being famous perhaps?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (mD/uy)

Internet says it got stolen in 1911 making it go viral(for that day and age).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 08:42 AM (z5Vrg)

86 I get it this is a masterpiece, but never quite got its popularity

It's well executed (the background detail doesn't get mentioned much, but it's nice), and I think we all know a girl or two with that kind of face.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 08:42 AM (ZGrMX)

87 I don't know the title but there's a book about the creation of the celebrity of this painting. On my reading list.

Posted by: Iris at October 13, 2021 08:42 AM (DibdT)

88 Saw the Mona Lisa, from a distance as it is always crowded around it. Not big but not tiny at 3o" x 24"

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 08:42 AM (AmoqO)

89 Resting Bitch Face.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 13, 2021 08:43 AM (nxdel)

90 Wouldn't hang. Maybe see if I could get 50 bucks at a yard sale.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 13, 2021 08:43 AM (4thlk)

91 Just know that The Louvre will be destroyed when the muslhams take over France, so there's that.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 08:43 AM (Zz0t1)

92 She's thinking about how she got them to page "Let's Go, Brandon" at O'Hare the other day.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 08:43 AM (dfRN6)

93 The Venus de Milo has more impact when you see it there.
Or, just go to Florence to see David. Way more impressive.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 08:44 AM (vuisn)

94 17 ... "If I ever go to the Louvre, I not wasting time battling a crowd to see her. She's an icon, sure, but I'm making a bee-line to the Nike of Samothrace and the David wing, in that order."

Kris,
Mrs. JTB agrees with you. She saw Mona Lisa and it wasn't worth the effort. But she loved the Nike and said the David took her breath away.

Posted by: JTB at October 13, 2021 08:44 AM (7EjX1)

95 .like what are the dimensions?
Posted by: A dude

Billy Davis, Jr. and Maryiln McCoo

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:44 AM (mD/uy)

96 Isn't this the painting upon which an author based an incredibly bad book, but, went on to make millions from?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at October 13, 2021 08:44 AM (2SdPm)

97 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (3D/fK)

Holy shit!!! VIA, how have you been?!

Posted by: timon at October 13, 2021 08:44 AM (A+byS)

98 I saw it first as a kid on a school field trip in Washington, D.C. (I lived in Arlington). It was on loan to the National Gallery (or may have been the Smithsonian, I can't remember now). I do remember how surprised I was to see how small it is. Saw it again years later on a trip to the Louvre, back in the '80s. Still meh.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 13, 2021 08:44 AM (k4dH2)

99 The Mona Lisa painting as a visual experience is underwhelming. Mona Lisa viewed and experienced as a triumph of pioneering intellect, technical mastery, and human ingenuity can't be understated. The painting merits its fame as a benchmark of western civilization.

Look at art before it, then after. It really is a revolutionary achievement. Oh, and yeah: I've been re-reading da Vinci's notebook, a page or two every day. He didn't have our present-day scientific vocabulary to describe much of what he was thinking in modern terms but watching him work through concepts and problems is a marvel. No one like him.

Posted by: troyriser at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (pYLCQ)

100 The Louvre is a really cool place. I think you need two days to really experience the entire place.

That said, The Mona Lisa painting looks like it was done on an 8.5x11 xerox color printer from 1995. But at least it's behind several layers of glass and bulletproof velvet ropes.

There are way better paintings to experience than this one.

Posted by: johnd01 at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (uVQvU)

101 someone had stolen some mummies from the Egypt collection so it was closed. Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


*****

The thief was an aspiring wrapper?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (5Woea)

102 Or, just go to Florence to see David. Way more impressive.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 08:44 AM (vuisn)


Very much so. My favorite work of art.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (45fpk)

103 Okay, so her first name was Lisa. Where does the "Mona" come from?


Paolo. He did that.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (OCTRt)

104 "I would like t hear Kris' evaluation. Her I trust."


Well, and that Gabrielle Allon guy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (3D/fK)

105 There's no bird sitting on the painting.
Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM


It's my day off.

Posted by: Quoth, the raven at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (m+jkK)

106 Just know that The Louvre will be destroyed when the muslhams take over France, so there's that.

We'll see about that. Macron's said some strong things about Islam in the last 2 years, and his likely opponent is polling well for wanting to kick all the Muslims out and suspend immigration. "Frexit" is even on the table, although I think "AdiEU" is funnier.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (ZGrMX)

107 Not worth the money that a good Hunter painting would bring on the Chinese market. And among those with money buying influence at the WH.

Posted by: Colin at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (6XIp1)

108 I bet she loves pasta.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (NpAcC)

109 She's got a smirk, yes, but no real cleavage. And the back of her right hand is puffy, as if she might have edema.

Is she wearing a hairnet? Looks like there is a thin black line across her forehead just below her hair.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:46 AM (/XOcP)

110 someone had stolen some mummies from the Egypt collection so it was closed. Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


******

The thief didn't figure anybody would miss their mummy!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:46 AM (5Woea)

111 95 .like what are the dimensions?
Posted by: A dude

Billy Davis, Jr. and Maryiln McCoo
Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:44 AM (mD/uy)

Who are the third and fourth and fifth?

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 08:46 AM (SJbY/)

112 Giada Pamela De Laurentiis > Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Fasting, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 08:46 AM (4I/2K)

113 "Holy shit!!! VIA, how have you been?!"

Excellent.

When you guys coming down to visit?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 13, 2021 08:46 AM (3D/fK)

114 101 someone had stolen some mummies from the Egypt collection so it was closed. Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

*****

The thief was an aspiring wrapper?
Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (5Woea)

******

Golf clap.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 08:46 AM (dfRN6)

115 who bitch dis be?

Posted by: f'd at October 13, 2021 08:47 AM (Tnijr)

116 Everyone knows you don't steal from the Louvre. They don't allow it. You go to Boston and steal from the Gardner.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM


Lovely little museum. I highly recommend it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 08:47 AM (m+jkK)

117 someone had stolen some mummies from the Egypt collection so it was closed. Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

*****

The thief was an aspiring wrapper?
Posted by: Muldoon


I think you've wrapped up the case toot sweet!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 08:47 AM (OCTRt)

118 Saw it in 1979 before it became such a pain to get to. Took my wife to see it in the early 2000s and it was definitely not worth the effort. Compared to Michelangelo's David, it's a postcard.

Posted by: Ian Deal at October 13, 2021 08:47 AM (0n053)

119 First time I ever noticed the bridge near her left shoulder.

I was just about to make a similar comment. I guess I have never bothered to notice the background. With the winding road and peaky hilltops, it looks like a Lord of the Rings illustration.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 13, 2021 08:47 AM (nfrXX)

120 Everyone knows you don't steal from the Louvre. They don't allow it. You go to Boston and steal from the Gardner.

That's part of why "Leverage" was set in Boston.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 08:47 AM (ZGrMX)

121 The thief was an aspiring wrapper?
Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM


*golf clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 08:47 AM (m+jkK)

122 Go back up top and scroll the page so that just her eyes are peering over the bottom edge of your monitor screen.

Kinda creepy.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:47 AM (5Woea)

123 She's thinking about how she got them to page "Let's Go, Brandon" at O'Hare the other day.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021


***
Leonardo did the "Noman Dates" page.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:48 AM (/XOcP)

124 Where did you move to? Rodgers Forge declining that quickly?

Posted by: timon at October 13, 2021 08:48 AM (A+byS)

125 63 The real one is in Marlon Brando's living room.

And Elvis is at a Burger King in Ohio.
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Everybody knows he's working at a diner in Tupelo.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 08:48 AM (W+kMI)

126 106 "Frexit" is even on the table, although I think "AdiEU" is funnier.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (ZGrMX)

Bwahaha! Had not heard that.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 08:48 AM (SJbY/)

127 Greetings:

I wouldn't go bad-mouthing them Eye-talians especially on the day after Columbus Day. Where I grew up the local folk wisdom was with them folks, what isn't an opera is a vendetta.

And these days, the God-Doctor would probably put something in your vaccine.

Posted by: 11B40 at October 13, 2021 08:48 AM (uuklp)

128 I just noticed, the gal in the painting looks like she was painted against one of those old western backdrops. You know, where the scenery was painted and the actors rode horses in front of the painting?

The "Mona Lisa" sort of has that feel to it, that the backdrop was painted, then, she was painted, sitting in front of the backdrop.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at October 13, 2021 08:49 AM (2SdPm)

129 Posted by: JTB at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (7EjX1)

The Mona Lisa is the culmination of Renaissance theory and innovation. The reproduction of reality to such a photorealistic degree was unheard of. Also Leonardo himself loved this work. He kept it with him as he traveled around, reworking it tirelessly. It is also one of the few he actually completed. Finally, it had a great PR campaign spearheaded by the King of France himself, probably the most powerful ruler in Europe at the time.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:49 AM (OyyDO)

130 She's not wearing a mask.

Posted by: Karen at October 13, 2021 08:49 AM (jYQlA)

131 Her friends called her Moaning Lisa.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 08:49 AM (bkUtD)

132 Lisa is small in comparison to "The Coronation of Napoleon" which was in the same room. It is 33' x 20'.


https://tinyurl.com/cmvanbzn

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 08:49 AM (AmoqO)

133 I never understood the mystery. Unattractive woman, boring palette, nothing novel in the world of art. Michelangelo's pieta is astonishing. Munch's Scream is evocative. Even Pollack's asinine paint splatters are a ballsy move to pretend it's "art." But this one's a portrait in the middle of a sea of portraits.

Meh.

Posted by: red speck at October 13, 2021 08:49 AM (gS3OW)

134 125 63 The real one is in Marlon Brando's living room.

And Elvis is at a Burger King in Ohio.
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Everybody knows he's working at a diner in Tupelo.
Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 08:48 AM (W+kMI)

"He's not dead, he just went home."

- Agent K

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 08:50 AM (dfRN6)

135 https://youtu.be/ZhNOJKXTVVs

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 13, 2021 08:50 AM (U2p+3)

136 26 I always thought the Mona Lisa had a mannish face.
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There is a theory that the Mona Lisa is Da Vinci's gender-bent self-portrait. Not sure about that, but he's the sort of guy who's raised more questions than answers. ON purpose, no doubt!

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 08:50 AM (W+kMI)

137 Go back up top and scroll the page so that just her eyes are peering over the bottom edge of your monitor screen.

Kinda creepy.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:47 AM (5Woea)
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Kilroy transitioned? Why wasn't I told?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at October 13, 2021 08:50 AM (2SdPm)

138 Here's another limerick

We've been making love for a while,
but your passions I can't seem to rile,
I've said at least twice,
A reaction'd be nice,
If not a moan, at least a smile

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2021 08:50 AM (CAJOC)

139 Her friends called her Moaning Lisa.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

"The Screaming Lisa" didn't make it out of the pitch meeting.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:50 AM (mD/uy)

140 *waves to nurse*

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 13, 2021 08:51 AM (9YMCH)

141 Is she wearing a hairnet? Looks like there is a thin black line across her forehead just below her hair.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:46 AM (/XOcP)


When she's done sitting for the painting, she's running to her shift at Taco Bell.

Posted by: johnd01 at October 13, 2021 08:51 AM (uVQvU)

142 Lisa is small in comparison to "The Coronation of Napoleon" which was in the same room. It is 33' x 20'.


https://tinyurl.com/cmvanbzn

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 08:49 AM (AmoqO)

I absolutely loved this painting when I was there. The size and details are amazing.

Posted by: timon at October 13, 2021 08:51 AM (A+byS)

143 Honestly, my Nonna's face resembled the Mona Lisa's. Except Nonna had a mustache.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:52 AM (mD/uy)

144 Please refresh my memory about which vitamins and supplements to take to boost the immune system against Covid.

I get conflicting information when I research it.

Posted by: four seasons at October 13, 2021 08:52 AM (Ny/l2)

145 If Elvis was going to fake his death I don't think he would have went with heart attack on the toilet....

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 08:52 AM (CYnTg)

146 Well, time to get ready for work.

6 more weeks, and I'm done with this contract.

I have to admit, the extra income has come in handy, what with the vet bills we've been paying.

Later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at October 13, 2021 08:52 AM (2SdPm)

147 Timon..

Shoot me an e-mail when you get a chance.

Gotta go work on the house siding now.



BBL

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 13, 2021 08:52 AM (3D/fK)

148 Go back up top and scroll the page so that just her eyes are peering over the bottom edge of your monitor screen.

Kinda creepy.
Posted by: Muldoon


Kilroy was here.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 08:52 AM (OCTRt)

149 From the Royal Collection hidden, faded "metal-point" [I guess silverpoint is no longer the accepted term] sketches revealed by UV light. Hand studies for the never-finished Adoration of the Magi altarpiece See the sock for the link.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 13, 2021 08:52 AM (UHVv4)

150 She's not wearing a mask.

There's a warrant out for her arrest.

Posted by: Australia vs. Canada at October 13, 2021 08:52 AM (Xrfse)

151 Lisa is small in comparison to "The Coronation of Napoleon" which was in the same room. It is 33' x 20'.

https://tinyurl.com/cmvanbzn

Posted by: Javems

To quote an esteemed Moron - "Who are all these people and where the f*ck did they come from!!?"

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:53 AM (mD/uy)

152 Who are the third and fourth and fifth?

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 08:46 AM (SJbY/)

That chunky guy takes up 2 dimensions by himself.

Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 08:53 AM (AwYPR)

153 59 When I went to the Louvre, someone had stolen some mummies from the Egypt collection so it was closed. Of all the things to steal from the place, why those?
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There's this Lovecraft story, "The Hound", about a pair of Goth grave robbers who grab stuff like that for kicks. HPL being who he was, they didn't sell the grave loot but kept it for themselves. Then they rob the wrong grave....

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 08:53 AM (W+kMI)

154 133 I never understood the mystery. Unattractive woman, boring palette, nothing novel in the world of art. Michelangelo's pieta is astonishing. Munch's Scream is evocative. Even Pollack's asinine paint splatters are a ballsy move to pretend it's "art." But this one's a portrait in the middle of a sea of portraits.
____________

Of all the paintings I have seen up close in European museums and galleries, the Raphaels and the Botticellis were the ones that impressed me most.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 13, 2021 08:54 AM (k4dH2)

155 Shatner launch presently scheduled for 10:30 ET, if anyone cares.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 13, 2021 08:54 AM (vRbbs)

156 Kris,
Mrs. JTB agrees with you. She saw Mona Lisa and it wasn't worth the effort. But she loved the Nike and said the David took her breath away.
Posted by: JTB at October 13, 2021 08:44 AM (7EjX1)

My favorite David is "Brutus and the Lictors". I have to see that in person before I die. His "Coronation of Josephine" is massive and I got to see that too. They're in the same room so a two-fer.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:54 AM (OyyDO)

157 Re-moaner

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Fasting, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 08:54 AM (4I/2K)

158 Is she wearing a hairnet? Looks like there is a thin black line across her forehead just below her hair.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021

When she's done sitting for the painting, she's running to her shift at Taco Bell.
Posted by: johnd01 at October 13, 2021


***
I thought maybe she was the lunch lady at Florence High School!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 08:54 AM (/XOcP)

159 Timon

Shoot me an e-mail when you get a chance.

Gotta go work on the house siding now.

BBL

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 13, 2021 08:52 AM (3D/fK)

Will do sir.

Posted by: timon at October 13, 2021 08:54 AM (A+byS)

160 It's no "ecce homo" fresco that's been restored.

https://tinyurl.com/4t27xpwn

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 13, 2021 08:54 AM (BFigT)

161 We've been making love for a while,
but your passions I can't seem to rile,
I've said at least twice,
A reaction'd be nice,
If not a moan, at least a smile


*******

The King is dead!
Long live the King!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:55 AM (5Woea)

162 ShatShot T minus 36

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 08:55 AM (SJbY/)

163 WTF, guys? 160 comments in and nothing about Mona Lisa Vito?

Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 08:55 AM (VJsqe)

164 Shatner should have went with SpaceX instead of a Bezos dick rocket....

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 08:55 AM (CYnTg)

165 Would you art aficionados tell me why this painting is so exalted?

I like it but not "fight the crush to see it" like it.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 13, 2021 08:55 AM (DcKNO)

166 Would look better if she had big hair
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (/U27+)
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And eyebrows. And was actually smiling.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (Iehh+)

167 I love the Louve and have spent many hours there. This painting occupied very little of my time.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (DcKNO)

168 Shatner launch presently scheduled for 10:30 ET, if anyone cares.
Posted by: Huck Follywood

If he gets any fatter, they're only gonna get about 10 feet in the air....

Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (arJlL)

169
Denny Crane!
Denny Crane!

Posted by: Captain Kirk at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (jYQlA)

170 Saw it in person. Meh!

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (2NHgQ)

171 Not art.

Who taught this guy how to paint, anyways?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (mZOHK)

172 165 Would you art aficionados tell me why this painting is so exalted?

I like it but not "fight the crush to see it" like it.
Posted by: Seems Legit at October 13, 2021 08:55 AM (DcKNO)

Mentioned above, it became famous when there was a lot of media attention on it after getting stolen in 1911.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (z5Vrg)

173 Hi SMH!
Soon!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (U2p+3)

174 Lisa is small in comparison to "The Coronation of Napoleon" which was in the same room. It is 33' x 20'.

https://tinyurl.com/cmvanbzn

Posted by: Javems
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David liked scale. Bigger is better, especially when you are trying to pay compliment to the Alpha Dog.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (vRbbs)

175 142 Lisa is small in comparison to "The Coronation of Napoleon" which was in the same room. It is 33' x 20'.


https://tinyurl.com/cmvanbzn

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 08:49 AM (AmoqO)

I absolutely loved this painting when I was there. The size and details are amazing.
Posted by: timon at October 13, 2021 08:51 AM (A+byS)

That painting is a masterclass of propaganda art, and is fun to teach. David at his height had no equal, and he had two career peaks.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (OyyDO)

176 72 67 When you say it's small..like what are the dimensions?
Posted by: A dude in MI at October 13, 2021 08:40 AM (/6GbT)

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2' 6" x 1' 9"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:41 AM (LvTSG)

It's no Stonehenge.

Posted by: Roy at October 13, 2021 08:57 AM (yN05i)

177 I would hang this if it was on black velvet.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 08:57 AM (NpAcC)

178 176 They read the dimensions wrong
Spinal Tap

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 08:58 AM (CYnTg)

179 Denny Crane!
Denny Crane!
___________

I never saw that show when it aired on the network, but I watched some episodes of it on Hulu last year, and it sucked -- except for Shatner. He was hilarious!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 13, 2021 08:58 AM (k4dH2)

180 176 It's no Stonehenge.
Posted by: Roy at October 13, 2021 08:57 AM (yN05i)

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Well, the midget makes it look smaller than it is.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 08:58 AM (LvTSG)

181 158 Is she wearing a hairnet? Looks like there is a thin black line across her forehead just below her hair.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021

A veil. She also plucked her hairline and eyebrows, which was the style at the time. It made your forehead look bigger symbolizing intelligence.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:59 AM (OyyDO)

182
Mentioned above, it became famous when there was a lot of media attention on it after getting stolen in 1911.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (z5Vrg)

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Thank you.

I'm suspect of the "value" of all art.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 13, 2021 08:59 AM (DcKNO)

183 Fine art takes many forms:

I have seen the David
Seen the Mona Lisa, too
And I have heard Doc Watson
play "Columbus Stockade Blues"


Burma Shave!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:59 AM (5Woea)

184 165 Would you art aficionados tell me why this painting is so exalted?

I like it but not "fight the crush to see it" like it.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 13, 2021 08:55 AM (DcKNO)


Notoriety, it was stolen, a da Vinci, a song, etc

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 08:59 AM (AmoqO)

185 Fun fact: "Mona Lisa" is painted over the portrait of a beautiful young woman who was the mistress of a French nobleman. Leonardo did the job, then got inspired. But instead of starting a new canvas, he painted over his commissioned work. When the Da Vinci exhibit was at the Cincinnati Art Museum there was an entire wall devoted to the picture underneath the "Mona Lisa" which was revealed by digital scanning and reconstruction. That portrait was a match-and-raise to Raphael and Titian. But the genius will have its way.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 08:59 AM (W+kMI)

186 I would hang this if it was on black velvet.
Posted by: redridinghood

That would pair well with the Dogs Playing Poker and the one my Aunt had for 50 years: Defeated Matador with his cape draped over his shoulder.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 08:59 AM (mD/uy)

187 56 41 Wasn't it stolen?
Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 08:36 AM (AwYPR

A few times. Once by an Italian who thought it should "go home." France is it's correct home, however.
Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:39 AM (OyyDO)

That's interesting that it is the proper home for the painting. IIRC, Napoleon built the Louvre to house all the artwork that he 'appropriated' during his military campaigns.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 13, 2021 08:59 AM (mdjgu)

188 Shatner should have went with SpaceX instead of a Bezos dick rocket....

Agreed. Bezos has one successful launch. SpaceX has done several in a week.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 08:59 AM (ZGrMX)

189 Yeah, I saw it.

It was crowded in the room, but did get a decent view finally.

Agree, there are better pieces in the hallway right outside, IMO.

Overrated.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at October 13, 2021 09:00 AM (5p7BC)

190 Can you imagine how valuable Michelangelo's stuff would be if he was related to Joe Biden?

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 09:00 AM (mbFEM)

191 Or Leonardo. Either one.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 09:00 AM (mbFEM)

192 I never got the appeal of this painting. Seems rather mundane for this artist, who actually did a lot of incredible art. Would sell and buy a new tractor, and lots more guns, and a seriously hot high maintenance woman. Maybe several more bikes and a couple of supercars. Maybe a couple of high maintenance women....

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 13, 2021 09:01 AM (o2MD2)

193 Anybody else watching Shatner?

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:01 AM (SJbY/)

194 Statement by Trump...

https://tinyurl.com/yfkku9jy

Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 09:01 AM (cF8AT)

195 I 100% agree with this assessment. It is not worth the trouble. The night watch by Rembrandt is much better in every way IMO.

Posted by: Beverly at October 13, 2021 09:01 AM (ZcaaI)

196 GOD SPEED William Shatner I hope he enjoys the flight

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 13, 2021 09:01 AM (2UZp9)

197 Haha, dude's name is Francesco!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 09:01 AM (Y5qcH)

198 174 Lisa is small in comparison to "The Coronation of Napoleon" which was in the same room. It is 33' x 20'.

https://tinyurl.com/cmvanbzn

Posted by: Javems
===================

David liked scale. Bigger is better, especially when you are trying to pay compliment to the Alpha Dog.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (vRbbs)

Size matters in art. The bigger the work, the more epic the message. Massive painting were usually reserved for history paintings depicting heroes or great events. These events echoed through time. Their size needed to reflect that. A smaller work, like the Mona Lisa, implies a more personal or intimate connection.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 09:02 AM (OyyDO)

199 164 Shatner should have went with SpaceX instead of a Bezos dick rocket....
Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 08:55 AM (CYnTg)

He had to have planned the similarity.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:02 AM (SJbY/)

200 There's a Da Vinci in the National Gallery in DC and I MISSED IT!!!
sad

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 13, 2021 09:02 AM (YZG/i)

201 Is it gay to watch Baldy's penis rocket?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 09:03 AM (Kd5Vh)

202 It's also painted on wood and not canvas.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 09:03 AM (Y5qcH)

203 >> I never got the appeal of this painting.


It kinda sucks.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:03 AM (Va3dv)

204 203 >> I never got the appeal of this painting.


It kinda sucks.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:03 AM (Va3dv)

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It insists upon itself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:03 AM (LvTSG)

205 She's doing the milk man.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 13, 2021 09:03 AM (78fFR)

206 A veil. She also plucked her hairline and eyebrows, which was the style at the time. It made your forehead look bigger symbolizing intelligence.
Posted by: Kris


So it's really a five head.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:03 AM (OCTRt)

207 The giggly bubbly girly voices of the commentators are just about to get me hitting the mute button.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:03 AM (SJbY/)

208 194 Statement by Trump...

https://tinyurl.com/yfkku9jy
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Not going gently, yeah. Miss you much, Donaldus Maximus, in this era of Josephus Somnanbulus.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:04 AM (W+kMI)

209 So it's really a five head.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:03 AM (OCTRt)

Peyton Manning is jealous.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 09:04 AM (OyyDO)

210 She's got awfully muscular temples for an omnivore.

Posted by: t-bird at October 13, 2021 09:04 AM (pbStR)

211 The shape of the Bezos rocket might also be called Charlie Brown's Dildo.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:04 AM (SJbY/)

212 Realism?

You call that Cleavage realistic? Please.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:04 AM (Va3dv)

213 Inflation UNEXPECTEDLY went though the roof in September.

No mean tweets though.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 13, 2021 09:05 AM (86mbu)

214 WTF, guys? 160 comments in and nothing about Mona Lisa Vito?
Posted by: 496


*****

@35 & @60

Do try to keep up!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 09:05 AM (5Woea)

215 Go, Shat!!!

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:05 AM (SJbY/)

216 >>She's got awfully muscular temples for an omnivore.


Indicates the artist believed her BJs to be a bit toothy.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:06 AM (Va3dv)

217 Some of da Vinci's other works were out in the hall at the Louvre, at eye level. You could have touched them. Hard to believe they were originals.

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 09:06 AM (AmoqO)

218 The Adam's apple is a dead giveaway.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 13, 2021 09:06 AM (78fFR)

219 Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:07 AM (Va3dv)

220 Tip: if you wanna see the Mona Lisa go about 15 mins before closing on a weekday in winter. You will have the room practically to yourself.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 13, 2021 09:07 AM (86mbu)

221 da Veni, da Vidi, da Vinci

I came, I saw, I painted

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 09:07 AM (5Woea)

222 Defense One reports... BREAKING: Catholic Troops Can Refuse COVID Vaccine, Archbishop for Military Services Declares

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 13, 2021 09:07 AM (UHVv4)

223 219 Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:07 AM (Va3dv)

; )

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:07 AM (SJbY/)

224 Still hard to believe that a lost Da Vinci was found in someone's living room in Baton Rouge.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (Y5qcH)

225 222 Defense One reports... BREAKING: Catholic Troops Can Refuse COVID Vaccine, Archbishop for Military Services Declares
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 13, 2021 09:07 AM (UHVv4)

Domini, domini, domini, we're all Catholic now.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (SJbY/)

226 I came, I saw, I painted
-----------------------------------
But not necessarily in that order!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (UHVv4)

227 As the masters rot on walls
And the angels eat their grapes...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (vuisn)

228 219 Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands.
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I heard that, too. Shatner would've laughed though, as he can take a joke.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (W+kMI)

229 Realism?

You call that Cleavage realistic? Please.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:04 AM (Va3dv)

Somewhat lacking for an Italian chick.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Fasting, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (4I/2K)

230 It is the perfect painting, but I think, like someone said above, that is is hard to appreciate this because it's been a legend for centuries. I prefer Michelangelo. I would wait in line to see the Pieta. There's something about Leonardo that bugs me tho. And Raphael's work is too "cute".

*insert Ninja Turtle jokes here*

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (OyyDO)

231 So, this thing was painted by some smart-ass turtle with a headband?

Posted by: Some dumb American kid at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (ufFY8)

232 I'm a gonna make-a Lisa moan!

Posted by: What DaVinci did after painting her. at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (ESjRY)

233 If I ever go to the Louvre, I not wasting time battling a crowd to see her.

I went years ago in cold weather in the off-season. No lines, no crowds, just went right up to it. Would not stand in line for it again, but I'm pretty uncultured.

Posted by: t-bird at October 13, 2021 09:09 AM (DMQdU)

234 That painting is a masterclass of propaganda art, and is fun to teach. David at his height had no equal, and he had two career peaks.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 08:56 AM (OyyDO)

I am not an art person but the sheer size and story of this painting is what made it interesting to me. Surely there are much better works of art in the Louvre, I was just really interested by this one.

Posted by: timon at October 13, 2021 09:09 AM (A+byS)

235 Even though we said we were going to boldly go where no one had gone before, it always turned out that we found someone there.

Posted by: Captain Kirk at October 13, 2021 09:09 AM (jYQlA)

236 228 219 Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands.
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I heard that, too. Shatner would've laughed though, as he can take a joke.
Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (W+kMI)

==========

"No tower?"
"Just a bridge, sir."
"Why does no one tell me about these things?!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:09 AM (LvTSG)

237 Speaking of giggly bubbly girl voices, I have no patience for the pronunciation of -ing as -een. Good morning becomes good morn-een, etc. Real Housewives, Valley Girls all talk this way.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 13, 2021 09:09 AM (Dj9Gz)

238 The thief was an aspiring wrapper?
Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 08:45 AM (5Woea)


Back in the day, mummy wrapping was used to make wrapping paper for butchers. This is why butcher's paper is traditionally colored brown.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at October 13, 2021 09:10 AM (w9Wax)

239 Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands.
======
I heard that, too. Shatner would've laughed though, as he can take a joke.
Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021


***
If this launch had happened when Charlton Heston was alive and he had gone, what do you think he'd have said to the ape costume joke? (Yeah, I'm setting this one up)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:10 AM (/XOcP)

240 Wouldn't it be funnier to dress up as Borg for Shatner's return?

I mean beyond the fact that half the country are now part of the collective.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (ESjRY)

241 "And the contortions that one has to go through to see it in person are absolutely, 100%, not worth the trouble."

Truth/

Posted by: RS at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (1XDfN)

242 224 Still hard to believe that a lost Da Vinci was found in someone's living room in Baton Rouge.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (Y5qcH)

I tried to get on the team to appraise a "long-lost Michelangelo". I was too late. Nuts.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (OyyDO)

243 228 219 Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands.
======

What if we get two Shatners coming back, one evil and one a wuss?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (vuisn)

244 I was fortunate as a child to see the Mona Lisa when there were no crowds and it wasn't protected as it is today. Was able to get up close.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (ptqGC)

245 227 As the masters rot on walls
And the angels eat their grapes...
Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 09:08 AM (vuisn)

Under water grottos, caverns
Filled with apes
That eat figs.
Stepping on the figs
That the apes
Eat, they crunch.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (SJbY/)

246
Lisa is small in comparison to "The Coronation of Napoleon" which was in the same room. It is 33' x 20'.

https://tinyurl.com/cmvanbzn

Posted by: Javems


Il Papa be like, "Hey! Whatsa matter you? You no turna your back on Il Papa!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (pNxlR)

247 Just cleaned out the accounts. Has a ticket to Bali. Traveling with your half-brother Trevor.

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (0OP+5)

248 Good morning becomes good morn-een, etc. Real Housewives, Valley Girls all talk this way.
Posted by: JuJuBee

Uptalking pushes me into the homicidal camp.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (mD/uy)

249 242 I tried to get on the team to appraise a "long-lost Michelangelo". I was too late. Nuts.
Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (OyyDO)

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Just call up Elmyr de Hory and get him to find another one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:12 AM (LvTSG)

250 Lisa is small in comparison to "The Coronation of Napoleon" which was in the same room. It is 33' x 20'.

I do wonder if any of the surviving French revolutionary leaders had anything to say that day.

Out: Kings
In: Emperors

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:12 AM (ESjRY)

251 188 Shatner should have went with SpaceX instead of a Bezos dick rocket....

Agreed. Bezos has one successful launch. SpaceX has done several in a week.
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Bezos is upgrading his Bond Villain level. He's definitely going to top Zuckerberg in the PR department, even though Zuckerberg delivered an election.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:12 AM (W+kMI)

252 235 Even though we said we were going to boldly go where no one had gone before, it always turned out that we found someone there.
Posted by: Captain Kirk at October 13, 2021 09:09 AM (jYQlA)

Oh, no, no, no! YOU said "Man". It was that space technocrat Picard who switched in "One".

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 09:12 AM (dfRN6)

253 Defense One reports... BREAKING: Catholic Troops Can Refuse COVID Vaccine, Archbishop for Military Services Declares
Posted by: andycanuck


Everyone else suck shit?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:12 AM (OCTRt)

254 "No tower?"
"Just a bridge, sir."
"Why does no one tell me about these things?!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:09 AM (LvTSG)


He was hilarious in the Airplane sequel.

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 09:12 AM (AmoqO)

255 Uptalking pushes me into the homicidal camp.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 09:11 AM (mD/uy)

Some men are beginning to uptalk now. Makes me homicidal.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 13, 2021 09:12 AM (ptqGC)

256 I saw a tv show once showing that if you combine a mirror image with the original you can see an alien face. Below link was from a quick search...

https://tinyurl.com/25r8b7ha

Posted by: It's not a conspiracy at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (lNHpT)

257 >>What if we get two Shatners coming back, one evil and one a wuss


Now, I hope he grows a Van Dyke in orbit.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (Va3dv)

258 254 He was hilarious in the Airplane sequel.
Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 09:12 AM (AmoqO)

=========

"Get me a list of everyone who's seen The Sound of Music more than 4 times."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (LvTSG)

259 T minus 18

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (SJbY/)

260 Bezos is upgrading his Bond Villain level. He's definitely going to top Zuckerberg in the PR department, even though Zuckerberg delivered an election.

That's right Mr Shatner. Your space craft has what I am calling a "laser" attached to it. That I will destroy the world with if I'm not given ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

Posted by: Dr Bezos at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (ESjRY)

261 I have no patience for the pronunciation of -ing as -een. Good morning becomes good morn-een, etc. Real Housewives, Valley Girls all talk this way.

Oh God I had this young girl waiting on me a few days ago in a gift store. Thank you became Thank yoouughhh. What the hell? Sounded like she had a lugie back there she needed to get out.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (nxdel)

262 Even though we said we were going to boldly go where no one had gone before, it always turned out that we found someone there.
Posted by: Captain Kirk


Akshually they said where no "man" had gone before. Then it got pc and confusing.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (qfUXd)

263 Breaking: 25% of military discovers the beauty of Catholicism.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (86mbu)

264 What if we get two Shatners coming back, one evil and one a wuss

Now, I hope he grows a Van Dyke in orbit.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021


***
"What happened to your beard? Where's my personal guard??!!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (/XOcP)

265 When will we get back to some of the true AoSHQ masters like Lucien Freud?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2021 09:14 AM (a3Q+t)

266 Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands.

Funniest picture I saw, was he was in his yellow/gold Captain Kirk uniform while the other three astronauts were in red.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:14 AM (OCTRt)

267 What if we get two Shatners coming back, one evil and one a wuss

Now, I hope he grows a Van Dyke in orbit.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:13 AM (Va3dv)

Maybe we'll get Mirror Universe Kirk.

Would still be a better President than Biden.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at October 13, 2021 09:14 AM (fRsTM)

268 Wouldn't it be funnier to dress up as Borg for Shatner's return?

I mean beyond the fact that half the country are now part of the collective.
Posted by: 18-1

Isn't it interesting that 7 of 9 had a huge impact on Barry getting elected and all the crap that has flowed from him?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 09:14 AM (mD/uy)

269 No blah blah blah

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 09:14 AM (vuisn)

270 Thank you has become thank yo.

Ugh.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 13, 2021 09:15 AM (ptqGC)

271 Anyone else reading the story? Better than work at least

Posted by: brak at October 13, 2021 09:15 AM (i80Su)

272 250 Lisa is small in comparison to "The Coronation of Napoleon" which was in the same room. It is 33' x 20'.

I do wonder if any of the surviving French revolutionary leaders had anything to say that day.

Out: Kings
In: Emperors
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Any of the original French leaders from 1789 who had made it that far all enthusiastically applauded, since they really had no other choice. Who knows, maybe they all agreed that a strong national leader should unite the French people and spread the Good News of Levelling Vengeful Despotism to the rest of Europe.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:15 AM (W+kMI)

273 TNG rarely did exploration. Usually on some diplomatic mission or some errand.

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (CYnTg)

274 To boldly go is to horrify English teachers everywhere.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (a3Q+t)

275 I wonder if The Shat wears Depends?

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (ptqGC)

276 Isn't it interesting that 7 of 9 had a huge impact on Barry getting elected and all the crap that has flowed from him?

Hey guys I'm banging 7 of 9. No seriously I'm going to show all you guys.

Wait...as a distinguished Republican legislator I'm NOT supposed to do that? HAVE YOU SEEN MY WIFE?!? Cuz like you really should. AND I'M HITTING THAT!

Posted by: Sen Ryan at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (ESjRY)

277 Jaques Louis David could paint

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (tCPjF)

278 When do we feature a Biden?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (qfUXd)

279 Thank you became Thank yoouughhh. What the hell? Sounded like she had a lugie back there she needed to get out.
Posted by: Jewells45

Another one - "You're welcome!" has transmorgrafied into "No problem!" or "Absolutely!"

Kill me now.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (mD/uy)

280 >>TNG rarely did exploration. Usually on some diplomatic mission or some errand.


Or the Episodes where Riker took the helm and they all went Space Woolin'.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (Va3dv)

281 274 To boldly go is to horrify English teachers everywhere.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (a3Q+t)

==========

To judiciously split infinitives is fine. It's just not very Latin.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (LvTSG)

282 What if we get two Shatners coming back, one evil and one a wuss

Now, I hope he grows a Van Dyke in orbit.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 at October 13, 2021


***
The year before Trek, Shatner did an Outer Limits called "Cold Hands, Warm Heart," in which he played an astronaut who returns from Venus and can't get warm. I don't recall how it played out -- if there was a Venusian residing in his body, or what.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (/XOcP)

283 "Is Covide Overhyped?"

Do any of you morons know the Grade A Under A guys?

If you don't want to see the entire vid, watch at least until 0:34:

https://tinyurl.com/4bwny82u

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 09:17 AM (DJFLF)

284 The Empire>>>>>>>>United Federation of Planets

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:17 AM (CYnTg)

285 "Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands."

ha ... well surely Space Tourism will use up the rest of the excess oil we have, so we can finally get rid of gas guzzling cars, and trains and jets.

But really, does the Blue Origin Penis add a lot to global warming, or is it solar powered? Seems like several thousand lower level apes will have to give up driving for life to make up for the fuel used to get Shatner into space.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 09:17 AM (Cus5s)

286 Begun the grammar wars have.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 09:17 AM (dfRN6)

287 Some doctors say "we don't have a Flu season, we have a Vitamin D deficiency season." There may be some truth to that, and I'll take their word for it.

I'm not a doctor, and Aspirin is narrowly not a good idea for certain people (teenagers recovering from a bout of the flu) but I think a low dose regimen makes sense for a lot of folks, despite recent headlines "No longer recommended for heart attack and stroke prevention". If you take the time to read the draft, it's a lot more complicated than that. It's important skill to be able to read between the lines these days. They keep talking about Statins. No thanks.

I think Zinc, is also important to a healthy immune system, and Vitamin C.

But at the end of the day a healthy immune system able to ward off the nasties is not necessarily found in pills. Lose the weight, lose the fat, or at least practice a little fasting here and there. There are a whole host of internal processes that are only operative in a fasted state, counterpoints to Insulin, the opposite hormones of Insulin. Being somewhat thin or lean has definite advantages to the immune system, and reducing what is called inflammation, getting a lot of attention.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 13, 2021 09:18 AM (lAVPT)

288 When I lived in Paree I spent a lot of time at museums. But learned to avoid crowds and the experience is exponentially better. Rule 1 never go anywhere tourists go to between May and August. I truly understood the love hate relationship Parisians have with tourists. They are annoying AF. But also prop up the economy.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 13, 2021 09:18 AM (86mbu)

289 I think season 2 of Netflix's sci-fi series with Katee Sackhoff starts tomorrow

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 09:18 AM (Kd5Vh)

290 I guess I went at the right time. I don't recall any long waits or lines or even big crowds at the exhibit.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at October 13, 2021 09:18 AM (cMXNt)

291 277 Jaques Louis David could paint

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (tCPjF)


He could, he could that...

too bad he was one of Robespierre's boys

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 09:18 AM (DJFLF)

292
TNG rarely did exploration. Usually on some diplomatic mission or some errand.
Posted by: steevy


"Bureaucrats in Space" ought to have been its name.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 09:18 AM (pNxlR)

293 Really Out: Shatner Boldy going where no earthman has gone before with some green women

Out: Riker flirting with alien chicks

In: Capt Janeway literally boring the borg to death

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:18 AM (ESjRY)

294 Has CA banned rocket motors?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 09:18 AM (qfUXd)

295 T- (pronounced "T minus") refers to the time remaining on the official countdown clock. The "T" stands for time.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (SJbY/)

296 She's got Bette Davis eyes.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (ABbCw)

297 Today's News You Can Use from NYT:

"How to Get a Fragrant Tween to Shower"

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (qpX6U)

298 >>>291 277 Jaques Louis David could paint


I mean, he's no Hunter Biden...

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (VWp7G)

299 278 When do we feature a Biden?
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Dude, this is an art thread.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (W+kMI)

300 TNG was a science vessel. They boldly followed the science around the galaxy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (qfUXd)

301 "No tower?"
"Just a bridge, sir."
"Why does no one tell me about these things?!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:09 AM (LvTSG)


He was hilarious in the Airplane sequel.

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 09:12 AM


Irony can be pretty ironic at times.

Posted by: Captain Buck Murdock at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (JUOKG)

302 300 TNG was a science vessel. They boldly followed the science around the galaxy.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (qfUXd)

========

And yet...no masks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:20 AM (LvTSG)

303 The new BSG was two awesome seasons and a bunch of crap.

Kate Sackoff and everyone involved in that should publicly apologize for during the show into another pointless Iraq war morality play.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:20 AM (ESjRY)

304 She's got Bette Davis eyes.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM


She's got Colonel Sanders thighs.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:20 AM (JUOKG)

305 Thank you has become thank yo.

Yo don't say !

Posted by: JT at October 13, 2021 09:20 AM (arJlL)

306 Thank you has become thank yo.

*******

"Thank you" has become "I appreciate you!"

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 09:20 AM (5Woea)

307 Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:14 AM (OCTRt)


Oh that's hilarious.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 13, 2021 09:21 AM (xuyej)

308 Any of the original French leaders from 1789 who had made it that far all enthusiastically applauded, since they really had no other choice. Who knows, maybe they all agreed that a strong national leader should unite the French people and spread the Good News of Levelling Vengeful Despotism to the rest of Europe.
Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:15 AM (W+kMI)

Fun Fact: David was commissioned to paint an epic rendition of the Tennis Court Oath. It was to be life size, room too. It would have been massive. He got the final sketch done, but could only complete three of four faces before he had to stop. A lot of the figures had already been denounced or executed.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 09:21 AM (OyyDO)

309 >>>Is there a hole where you can put your face through?
Posted by: Saf


Well, not a face, but...

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 09:21 AM (VWp7G)

310
Can you copy and paste from MS word to here without embarreling yourself?

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 09:21 AM (AmoqO)

311 "Thank you has become thank yo."

"You're welcome" is now "No problem."

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:21 AM (qpX6U)

312 Leonardo da Vinci. English: Leonard for the win! No wonder he used the Italian version. Much nicer sounding to English-speakers.

Posted by: Gref at October 13, 2021 09:22 AM (AMIL/)

313 Neu BSG instantly during the mini-series became the lesser by making the Cylons malfunctioning toys created by Humans.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 09:22 AM (SGPGO)

314 Statement by Trump...

https://tinyurl.com/yfkku9jy
Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 09:01 AM (cF8AT)


To be fair, he's the one that started pushing the fucking vaccines instead of leaning hard on the TREATMENTS that were readily available across the board.

The vaccines are worse than Covid.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 09:22 AM (Zz0t1)

315 "Can you copy and paste from MS word to here without embarreling yourself?"

Only ampersands, all other characters verboten.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:22 AM (qpX6U)

316 BSG? banana splits guy ?

Posted by: memin_pinguin at October 13, 2021 09:22 AM (oSX/P)

317 Yo
Kyle Dunigan's Stallone

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:22 AM (CYnTg)

318 Thank you is now I appreciate you.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (86mbu)

319 >>>Kate Sackoff and everyone involved in that should publicly apologize for during the show into another pointless Iraq war morality play.
Posted by: 18-1

The main problem was the writers had no idea where they wanted the series to go. The last few seasons were a convoluted mess.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (VWp7G)

320 Can you copy and paste from MS word to here without embarreling yourself?
Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 09:21 AM (AmoqO)



Ctrl-A, then Ctrl-V into Word. Then Ctrl-A again in word, Ctrl-V here.

It's fool proof.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (Zz0t1)

321 Can you copy and paste from MS word to here without embarreling yourself?
Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021


***
I don't think so; you get the Dreaded Page of Red Text. I just tried. I copied my text to Notepad, then copied and pasted into the comment box -- and got the same thing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (/XOcP)

322 Update on sister's grandson:

So, my sister set up a Go Get Funding site for her grandson's hospital bills HOWEVER Paypal is being itself and apparently it will accept paypal donations but keeping it on hold until "verified".
Also although she sees donation coming in thru paypal, when I try to do a credit card donation it always gets declined (tried a couple). Any paypal experts have advise?

If you want to see the fundraiser page it is here and in my nic
https://goget.fund/3aymGlO

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (YZG/i)

323 For Wuflu, vitamin D3 and C. Zinc, quercetin, resvertrol help too. See Frontline Doctors site for their protocol.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (YynYJ)

324 Today's News You Can Use from NYT:

"How to Get a Fragrant Tween to Shower"
Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (qpX6U)


Showering is bad. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis told me so.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (Ez6QX)

325 313 Yep, I knew it would go bad from there. Like the old series evil aliens that became machines and hate humanity....

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (CYnTg)

326 303 The new BSG was two awesome seasons and a bunch of crap.

Kate Sackoff and everyone involved in that should publicly apologize for during the show into another pointless Iraq war morality play.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:20 AM (ESjRY)


Yep. Justifying suicide bombing was a step to far.

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM (AmoqO)

327 "Can you copy and paste from MS word to here without embarreling yourself?"

You'll probably have to retype quotation marks and apostrophes.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM (SJbY/)

328 They didn't have last names back then. "Da Vinci" just meant the town he was from.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM (vuisn)

329 But really, does the Blue Origin Penis add a lot to global
Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 09:17 AM (Cus5s)

Mmmm.. BOP!

Posted by: Hanson at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM (/6GbT)

330 Neu BSG instantly during the mini-series became the lesser by making the Cylons malfunctioning toys created by Humans.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 09:22 AM (SGPGO)

Seems like a trend in a lot of things lately - trying to make humanity's enemies sympathetic while making humanity morally grey, if not actively malign.

Like anti-human propaganda.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM (fRsTM)

331 Also Shatner speaks English which most educated aliens speak.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM (IMmgC)

332 I like it. Think I will write a song

Posted by: Nat King Cole says Lets go Brandon at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (YTBIQ)

333 The main problem was the writers had no idea where they wanted the series to go. The last few seasons were a convoluted mess.

Opening monologue: The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan.

Season 3: HAVING PLANS IS STUPID!

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (ESjRY)

334 306 Thank you has become thank yo.

*******

"Thank you" has become "I appreciate you!"

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 09:20 AM
I always liked 'You can go for now, but don't leave town.'

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (0OP+5)

335 It's fool proof.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (Zz0t1)


You're not a nice person.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (Ez6QX)

336 "Today's News You Can Use from NYT:

"How to Get a Fragrant Tween to Shower"
Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (qpX6U)

Showering is bad. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis told me so."

The easiest way to get a tween into the shower is to send them an invite on Kik, Scout, or Grindr.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (qpX6U)

337 319 They have a plan!

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (CYnTg)

338 Shat should have dressed up as the greatest space hero of all time: Buzz Lightyear!

"On a secret mission...to uncharted space!

"To infinity...and be-YOND!!!"

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (5Woea)

339 328 They didn't have last names back then. "Da Vinci" just meant the town he was from.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM (vuisn)


Party-pooper.

Posted by: Gref at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (AMIL/)

340 329 But really, does the Blue Origin Penis add a lot to global
Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 09:17 AM (Cus5s)

Mmmm.. BOP!
Posted by: Hanson at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM (/6GbT)

Talk about earthporn.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (SJbY/)

341 Notepad is your friend.

Posted by: Australia vs. Canada at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (Xrfse)

342
TNG was a science vessel. They boldly followed the science around the galaxy.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


TNG was a masturbatory holodeck surrounded and crewed by a squad of maladjusted nimcompoops who were cowed by an obnoxious teenager and his mannish physician mother who hoodwinked Ol' Baldy into letting the punk take a Federation Starship out for a spin or two.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (pNxlR)

343 Today's News You Can Use from NYT:

"How to Get a Fragrant Tween to Shower"

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:19 AM (qpX6U)

It's easier in the Army. Call Dr Dirt to attention and march him into the shower in the barracks.

Getting him to stop smoking Newports in the dayroom however.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (xuyej)

344 Different kind of art.
Robot dogs with sniper rifles!
https://tinyurl.com/wukak77f
Link goes to Interesting Engineering

Posted by: Fool Otto at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (DB16e)

345 332 I like it. Think I will write a song
Posted by: Nat King Cole says Lets go Brandon at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (YTBIQ)

; )

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (SJbY/)

346 Also Shatner speaks English which most educated aliens speak.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM


His Klingon is passable as well.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (JUOKG)

347 So actual update on Red - still unconscious but doctors say they are seeing some minimal signs of improvement.
They are easing back a bit on his meds so as to "rest his kidneys" and increasing fluids and starting some kind of food thing called oresol (is that thru a tube?)

I'm so scared about this kid

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (YZG/i)

348 Yep. Justifying suicide bombing was a step to far.

Beyond the pale: Saying something mean to the school bureaucrat trying to cover up your daughter's rape.

Justifiable: Killing a bunch of American soldiers because they won't let you rape women not wearing a burqa.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (ESjRY)

349 In whatever word processor you use, turn off curly quotes and curly apostrophes. Those fuckers must die.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (qpX6U)

350 For Wuflu, vitamin D3 and C. Zinc, quercetin, resvertrol help too. See Frontline Doctors site for their protocol.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021


***
I've been doing the D3 and zinc, also C and some B vitamins and minerals; distilled my own quinine tea for a teaspoon every 2-3 days; and am taking the pony paste once a month. Hardly ever been healthier.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (/XOcP)

351
You're not a nice person.
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 09:25 AM (Ez6QX)



You should know better.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (Zz0t1)

352 I don't know if it's still a thing, for a while people were saying "Excuse You" instead of the customary "Excuse Me". I wanted to strangle them, but I didn't. I replied "You're Excused", which seemed to get the point across.

More tire irons may be necessary

Posted by: Common Tater at October 13, 2021 09:27 AM (lAVPT)

353 342

Don't forget the counselor was a slut

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at October 13, 2021 09:27 AM (ufFY8)

354 Prayers up for Red, vmom.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 13, 2021 09:27 AM (9YMCH)

355
Ask anyone what's so great about the Mona Lisa, and they can't tell you.

Yes, they can pull words out of their asses and tell you things. No one can prove why Mona Lisa is so noteworthy because it isn't.

We all just accept it as so.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:27 AM (TldeD)

356 Troi came from a nudist planet...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (CYnTg)

357 I'm so scared about this kid
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (YZG/i)


Do they still not know what's causing it?

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (Ez6QX)

358 TNG was a masturbatory holodeck surrounded and crewed by a squad of maladjusted nimcompoops who were cowed by an obnoxious teenager and his mannish physician mother who hoodwinked Ol' Baldy into letting the punk take a Federation Starship out for a spin or two.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 202


***
There wasn't anything mannish about Beverly Crusher!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (/XOcP)

359 And dashes.

Posted by: m at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (SJbY/)

360 @ 214 - I never should have doubted!

Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (VJsqe)

361 I don't think so; you get the Dreaded Page of Red Text. I just tried. I copied my text to Notepad, then copied and pasted into the comment box -- and got the same thing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:23 AM (/XOcP)


Thanks. I'm a slow typer so I'll just have to keep my comments brief.

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (AmoqO)

362 "Ask anyone what's so great about the Mona Lisa, and they can't tell you."

I couldn't even come up with a joke about it.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (qpX6U)

363 346 Also Shatner speaks English which most educated aliens speak.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 13, 2021 09:24 AM

His Klingon is passable as well.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (JUOKG)


Kirk is a bona fide 23rd Century Man!

Posted by: Gref at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (AMIL/)

364 >>Don't forget the counselor was a slut


I'm sensing some localized swelling.

Posted by: Deanna Troi's Cameltoe at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (Va3dv)

365 I didn't have a problem with Dr Crusher. Ensign Crusher however ...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:29 AM (CYnTg)

366 Any paypal experts have advise?

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Not an expert by any means, but my wife accepts Paypal for her little online retail biz, which she mostly does through FB. After FB had those technical issues last week, she had like a dozen transactions get held up for *days* while they caught up to their backlog. Maybe related to that?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 09:29 AM (cTqLg)

367 307 Funniest thing I heard about Shatner launch was the idea that we should all dress up like Planet of the Apes for when he lands.

Val Jar will lead the welcoming party.

Posted by: Rosanne at October 13, 2021 09:29 AM (a4EWo)

368 >>Don't forget the counselor was a slut


Her mom was a super-slut.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:29 AM (Va3dv)

369 Troi was about the third most boring character on TNG.

Worf, Data, and the Reading Rainbow guy were pretty much the best parts.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:29 AM (ESjRY)

370 Speaking of Shat, H&I network is moving Star Trek TOS from prime time to midnight starting next week.

This bothers me more than it really should.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 09:29 AM (dfRN6)

371 342
TNG was a science vessel. They boldly followed the science around the galaxy.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

TNG was a masturbatory holodeck surrounded and crewed by a squad of maladjusted nimcompoops who were cowed by an obnoxious teenager and his mannish physician mother who hoodwinked Ol' Baldy into letting the punk take a Federation Starship out for a spin or two.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 09:26 AM (pNxlR)

Meh. TNG was fine, but didn't get decent until half-way thru season 3. The Borg was it's best contribution to the Trek Universe, but it managed to screw them up too with the introduction of the Borg Queen.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (OyyDO)

372 Apparently Gruden also called Biden a pussy. Now I'm starting to like Chucky...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (CYnTg)

373 314 Statement by Trump...

https://tinyurl.com/yfkku9jy
Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 09:01 AM (cF8AT)

To be fair, he's the one that started pushing the fucking vaccines instead of leaning hard on the TREATMENTS that were readily available across the board.

The vaccines are worse than Covid.
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Trump pushed vaccines and treatments. Hell, he even promoted his own treatment which took him from sick to walking about in 48 hours. The Lamestream Media got orders to discredit it, so they made bad jokes about bleach and said other stupid things, so the sheeple had no confidence. The Hiden Junta stole all the credit from Trump for making a (experimental) vaccine available for a mutable virus under a year. he reason the vaxx is unpopular is all due to the public trust in the Junta and Fauci the flip-flopper.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (W+kMI)

374 Breaking: Jon Gruden identifies as Hunter Biden so media will ignore his emails.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (OCTRt)

375 101 Reasons why Kirk is better than Picard

The Klingons never had a word for surrender until they met Kirk.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (SGPGO)

376 "Any paypal experts have advise?"

Send $100 to gp's Paypal Audit Service. We will notify you if the transaction was successful or not.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:31 AM (qpX6U)

377 but it managed to screw them up too with the introduction of the Borg Queen.

Maybe they were injecting a little realism into communism?

WE ARE ALL EQUAL! Except, uh, that queen over there tells us what to do.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:31 AM (ESjRY)

378 371 To be fair that was the stupid movies which also decide Picard was an action star...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:31 AM (CYnTg)

379 I have a Mina Lisa ashtray from my smoking days.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 09:31 AM (cTqLg)

380 One of my former students went to the Louvre and wanted me to see the Mona Lisa, but was not allowed to take a picture of it. So, he took a selfie with her in the background instead.

Posted by: Jmel at October 13, 2021 09:31 AM (bVhJi)

381 Yes, all that stuff boosts your immune system. That's why it's critical. And we are headed into the time of year where most people are deficient in vitamin D.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 09:31 AM (YynYJ)

382 Everyone else suck shit?
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No, just that the Protestant equivalent rank/s [and Jewish?] have to make the same announcement.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 13, 2021 09:31 AM (UHVv4)

383 the Reading Rainbow guy were pretty much the best parts.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:29 AM (ESjRY)


His banana clip visor always cracked me up.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 09:31 AM (Ez6QX)

384 Do they still not know what's causing it?
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 09:28 AM (Ez6QX)

No, just that he ha some kind of infection

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (YZG/i)

385 Worf, Data, and the Reading Rainbow guy were pretty much the best parts.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:29 AM (ESjRY)

Word!

Posted by: Rainbow Monkey Dildo Butt at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (3Pz/i)

386 Shakespeare is best appreciated in the original Klingon.

Posted by: General Chang at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (a3Q+t)

387 Watching a documentary about St. Andrews Golf course in Scotland. The narrator is 'Lydia' from Breaking Bad. I did not know she was Scottish. Does a hell of an American accent.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (QFVV9)

388 Just remember Georgi starred in that Cameo music video.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (SGPGO)

389 TNG rarely did exploration. Usually on some diplomatic mission or some errand.
-----------------------------------
Boldly ripping off TOS for its first three seasons!

And you're on holodeck bucket duty again Wesley.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (UHVv4)

390 The Klingons never had a word for surrender until they met Kirk.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (SGPGO)

Also: Some in the tech industry still use Kirk as a verb, meaning to intentionally crash a computer.

Or maybe that's just my office.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (fRsTM)

391 Never seen this picture before. Is it famous, somehow?
(Check the Lady with with the hermelin, or any of the versions of the Virgin of the Rocks, same painter, better paintings).

The reason why this particular one is so iconic, is because it was Leonardo's own favorite, he brought it along when he moved to France and he personally gifted it to the King.

Posted by: Anacleto Mitraglia at October 13, 2021 09:33 AM (3Nqi/)

392 True story, if you stand in front of Giaconda, stare long enough at the painting it comes to life .

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2021 09:33 AM (8oe0E)

393 Why didn't Shatner fly SpaceX?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 13, 2021 09:33 AM (IMmgC)

394 I thought to Kirk was to bang every female humanoid within 2 parsecs?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:33 AM (ESjRY)

395 386 Shakespeare is best appreciated in the original Klingon.
Posted by: General Chang at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (a3Q+t)

==========

"taH pagh taHbe'"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:34 AM (LvTSG)

396 Hope Shat's mission succeeds, otherwise the news cycle will be disturbed and all the Dog The Bounty Hunter alerts will be crowded out.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:34 AM (qpX6U)

397 AOS styleguide - "Mr Ed's Apple Flavored Pony Paste"

Please Make a Note of It.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 13, 2021 09:34 AM (lAVPT)

398 she sees the sniper

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 13, 2021 09:34 AM (oY6Yp)

399 Happy Birthday, Squids!

A 13 October 1775 resolution of the Continental Congress established what is now the United States Navy with "a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months..."
After the American War of Independence, the U.S. Constitution empowered the new Congress "to provide and maintain a navy." Acting on this authority, Congress established the Department of the Navy on 30 April 1798.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 13, 2021 09:34 AM (9YMCH)

400 The real one, at the Louvre, not reproductions.

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2021 09:34 AM (8oe0E)

401 Everyone else suck shit?
-----------------------------------
No, just that the Protestant equivalent rank/s [and Jewish?] have to make the same announcement.
Posted by: andycanuck


Except there's no one person (Pope) that speaks for all Protestants or Jews.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:34 AM (OCTRt)

402 Ask anyone what's so great about the Mona Lisa, and they can't tell you.

Yes, they can pull words out of their asses and tell you things. No one can prove why Mona Lisa is so noteworthy because it isn't.

We all just accept it as so.
Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:27 AM (TldeD)

That's an impossible ask tho. No one can "prove" why a specific artwork is great because "greatness" is subjective--a matter of taste. It's like trying to prove why a particular type of music is great. I adore the Beatles. I think they're great. I also know that many people in this august site hate them. There is no way I can "prove" why they are great. It's a matter of taste. And no, I don't mean good taste vs. bad taste. I mean my taste vs. your taste.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 09:35 AM (OyyDO)

403 Watching a documentary about St. Andrews Golf course in Scotland. The narrator is 'Lydia' from Breaking Bad. I did not know she was Scottish. Does a hell of an American accent.
Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (QFVV9)


I guess you haven't seen A Knight's Tale?

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 09:35 AM (Ez6QX)

404 "Maltz! Choi'i chu!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 09:35 AM (SGPGO)

405 I thought to Kirk was to bang every female humanoid within 2 parsecs?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:33 AM (ESjRY)

That's an alternate definition. Words can have multiple meanings

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at October 13, 2021 09:35 AM (fRsTM)

406 Reasons why Kirk is better than Picard

The Klingons never had a word for surrender until they met Kirk.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021


***
Kirk was the Alexander the Great of space; he'd have cut the damn Gordian Knot. Picard was more like Julius Caesar with less "put the barbarians to death" and more "I'll forgive my enemies and let them live." Which of course did not work out well for Ol' Julius.

(Lest anybody draw the wrong conclusion, I'm a big TNG fan)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:35 AM (/XOcP)

407 I saw the Mona Lisa back when the security was so relaxed you could still essentially touch it. And yeah, smaller than I was expecting.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 09:35 AM (yQpMk)

408 Why didn't Shatner fly SpaceX?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 13, 2021 09:33 AM


That's Sulu's job not Kirk's.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:36 AM (JUOKG)

409
This is a real article title from a real Fake News publication, bloomberg fake news:

"America Needs Higher, Longer-Lasting Inflation --
The benefits of moderately rising wages and prices outweigh the costs"

1. Notice the lie #1 "moderately."
2. Notice the lie #2 wages are rising
3. Note how wages is even including in this title, and is listed before "prices," to give the stupid reader a feeling of consolation (that doesn't even exist).
4. This is the Propaganda we're up against, and we're losing to it.

We just repeated the purposely-manufactured "crisis" of 2008 (to steal an election) and now we are repeating 2009 almost exactly, right down to low poll numbers and predictable propaganda.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:36 AM (TldeD)

410 the hold is cleared ... T-14:20

Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 09:36 AM (Cus5s)

411 367, 307 What about the Wookie too ?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 09:36 AM (tCPjF)

412 Except there's no one person (Pope) that speaks for all Protestants or Jews.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:34 AM (OCTRt)

Franky Fabulous isn't exactly providing cover for those of us opposed to the jab.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 09:36 AM (dfRN6)

413 When history dies....what will be the value of this painting?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 13, 2021 09:36 AM (IMmgC)

414 There is a lot of good TNG and quite a bit of bad.

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:36 AM (CYnTg)

415 407 I saw the Mona Lisa back when the security was so relaxed you could still essentially touch it. And yeah, smaller than I was expecting.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 09:35 AM (yQpMk)

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Same here.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 13, 2021 09:37 AM (ptqGC)

416
The Klingons never had a word for surrender until they met Kirk.
Posted by: Anna Puma


And then, like the Inuit and their many names for snow, suddenly the Klingons had dozens of words for surrender.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 09:37 AM (pNxlR)

417 >>> 319 They have a plan!
Posted by: steevy

It was hilarious a few years later when they tried to tie everything up, and called the show, "The Plan."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 09:37 AM (VWp7G)

418 Worf, Data, and the Reading Rainbow guy were pretty much the best parts.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021


***
Who was the Reading Rainbow guy?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:37 AM (/XOcP)

419 "the hold is cleared ... T-14:20"

#soon

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:37 AM (qpX6U)

420 >>"America Needs Higher, Longer-Lasting Inflation --
The benefits of moderately rising wages and prices outweigh the costs"


Pretty Retarded Hot Take, Right Here.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:37 AM (Va3dv)

421 So Klingon is essentiallyWelsh with random letters in the middle of words capitalized?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (5Woea)

422 MH notes that Dog was out of the search now. Too bad. I thought "nothing could make me care about this dumb Petito story. Unless, of course, the boyfriend guy forces me to start rooting for him when he perforates Da Daaaawg with a shard of glass."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (cTqLg)

423 For Turnabout Intruder they should have run with the cast's private name for that episode - Captain Kirk, Space Queen.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (SGPGO)

424 I seen to remember reading that the importance of this painting was not the subject, but rather the background. Something about having true perspective.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (yQpMk)

425 I don't know, been to the Louvre many times and this painting was really not that impressive relative to the other work of arts there.

Posted by: IC at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (hV9ir)

426 bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (vuisn)

427
Question: In your lifetime, will you see the sacking and burning of the Louvre and the Met because their displays of Western "white" "supremacy?"

I do.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (TldeD)

428 No eyebrows. People need eyebrows.

Posted by: red speck at October 13, 2021 09:39 AM (gS3OW)

429 "Maltz! Choi'i chu!"
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021


***
"Schmaltz! La Choy makes Chinese Food Sing -- American!"

Posted by: A Jewish Chinese Guy at October 13, 2021 09:39 AM (/XOcP)

430 Blue Origin also lands its booster.

On a tail of fire the way god and Robert A. Heinlein intended.

This stuff is very exciting.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 09:39 AM (mbFEM)

431 I guess you haven't seen A Knight's Tale?
Posted by: Jordan61



I don't think I have actually. I assume she was in it, with her lovely Scottish accent and all?

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2021 09:39 AM (QFVV9)

432 >>I seen to remember reading that the importance of this painting was not the subject, but rather the background.


It's the only known image of Rivendell.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:39 AM (Va3dv)

433 Question: In your lifetime, will you see the sacking and burning of the Louvre and the Met because their displays of Western "white" "supremacy?"

I do.
Posted by: S'oothsay'er


I pray I'll see the sacking and burning of District 1.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:39 AM (OCTRt)

434 vmom he is on my prayer list. Thank you for keeping us updated.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 13, 2021 09:40 AM (nxdel)

435 330 Seems like a trend in a lot of things lately - trying to make humanity's enemies sympathetic while making humanity morally grey, if not actively malign.
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The game-breaking premise was to follow the post-modernist trend & make the Cylons "relatable" and "understandable", which made them into a Frankenstein Monster's Army, which made the humans seem less capable and heroic, and so on. The original Cylons were easy to understand, but not at all relatable. They were xenophobes who had a violent superiority complex towards everyone else, and maybe a special place for H. sapiens sapiens too. And when the Cylons couldn't win in open warfare, they resorted to treachery. But no, we can't have clearly delineated heroes and villains any more.



Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:40 AM (W+kMI)

436 Can you copy and paste from MS word to here without embarreling yourself?
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Notepad is your friend.
Posted by: Australia vs. Canada
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Don't listen to those losers! Cut & paste away from Word. I should know -- I've even got ampersands privilege!!

Posted by: New York City at October 13, 2021 09:40 AM (UHVv4)

437 427
Question: In your lifetime, will you see the sacking and burning of the Louvre and the Met because their displays of Western "white" "supremacy?"

I do.
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There was that asshole who burned the Library in Alexandria way back when. Same deal. Civilization Envy.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:41 AM (fWTJL)

438 It's the only known image of Rivendell.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021


***
Yes; like modern museums who discourage flash photography, the elves severely discouraged portraits of their home.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:41 AM (/XOcP)

439
Yes, inflation is "good," now.

Expect fake "economist" paul krugman to jump on this propaganda bandwagon. Then the fake conservatives will hop on and tell us inflation was Reagan's best friend.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:41 AM (TldeD)

440 Question: In your lifetime, will you see the sacking and burning of the Louvre and the Met because their displays of Western "white" "supremacy?"

I do.
Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (TldeD)


Just like "Brown Sugar" it will be all be canceled. Big time Democrats will end up owning all the canceled great works.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 09:41 AM (mbFEM)

441 Question: In your lifetime, will you see the sacking and burning of the Louvre and the Met because their displays of Western "white" "supremacy?"

I do.
Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (TldeD)

I have a feeling that it will be attacked by imported terrorists once they feel bold enough.

That will be when France flips the bit and goes from Surrender Monkey to Conquering Empire again.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at October 13, 2021 09:41 AM (fRsTM)

442 They can have MoMA.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 09:41 AM (cTqLg)

443 T minus 8:30 for The Shat

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 13, 2021 09:41 AM (OssQ4)

444 387 Watching a documentary about St. Andrews Golf course in Scotland. The narrator is 'Lydia' from Breaking Bad. I did not know she was Scottish. Does a hell of an American accent.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2021 09:32 AM (QFVV9)


Good casting work for Breaking Bad. Many good actors I'd never seen before, like those who played Lydia and Gus Fring. A few are actors I had not seen in a long time, like the ones playing Tio Salamanca and Don Eladio (trivia: both were in "Scarface").

Posted by: Gref at October 13, 2021 09:42 AM (AMIL/)

445 342 TNG was a masturbatory mutinous holodeck

fixt. that thing was always trying to take over the ship.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 13, 2021 09:42 AM (sGtp+)

446 Why doesn't the Blue Origin steam and fume on the pad like other rockets? Solid fuel?

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:42 AM (qpX6U)

447 >> They can have MoMA.


F That.

There's a TON of cool shit in MoMA...some of it is even artwork!

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:42 AM (Va3dv)

448 My local fishwrap said the two GOPe candidates running to replace Rob Portman are opposed to dumping McYertle. Only JD Vance wants to make turtle soup. And those establishment frauds say they're MAGA. Pull the other one...

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 09:42 AM (y7DUB)

449 I don't think I have actually. I assume she was in it, with her lovely Scottish accent and all?
Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2021 09:39 AM (QFVV9)


Yes. She played a blacksmith, IIRC.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (Ez6QX)

450
TNG was one step removed from having John Effin' Kerry and James Taylor on board with a mission to go hither and yon spreading empathy and understanding to all and sundry.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (pNxlR)

451 Why doesn't the Blue Origin steam and fume on the pad like other rockets? Solid fuel?
Posted by: Peel gp A Grape


Like a bottle rocket. Look for a fuse.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (OCTRt)

452 Wow Shatner is in remarkable shape both physically and mentally for someone 90 years old.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (JUOKG)

453 I always thought of this as the old painting with the ugly chick.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (VwHCD)

454 Inflation - it's got electrolytes!

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (YZG/i)

455 Good casting work for Breaking Bad. Many good actors I'd never seen before, like those who played Lydia and Gus Fring. A few are actors I had not seen in a long time, like the ones playing Tio Salamanca and Don Eladio (trivia: both were in "Scarface").
Posted by: Gref at October 13, 2021


***
At first I did not think I was going to like Breaking Bad, as it was a modern TV series. I swiftly changed my mind and now reflect back on it as if it were a great crime novel, or maybe just a great novel about a man who becomes a criminal.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (/XOcP)

456 Not my favorite.

Posted by: Flyover at October 13, 2021 09:44 AM (Rbu5d)

457 >>>Yes. She played a blacksmith, IIRC.
Posted by: Jordan61


An extraordinarily attractive woman, IMO.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 09:44 AM (VWp7G)

458 427
Question: In your lifetime, will you see the sacking and burning of the Louvre and the Met because their displays of Western "white" "supremacy?"

I do.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM (TldeD)


I don't know about the Louvre, the French are pretty proud of their iconic monuments.

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 09:44 AM (AmoqO)

459 428 No eyebrows. People need eyebrows.

sharpies hadn't been invented yet

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 13, 2021 09:44 AM (v3pYe)

460 I don't need a Protestant or other religious leader to approve my denial of the vaccine, but it is good some religious leader has spoken up. The grounds for saying no to the experimental jab should be unquestioned, especially as jab complications/deaths are covered up and lied about.

This is just medical tyranny, one more powerful tentacle of their junta tyranny. And it is not just the jab, it is the medical passport, which becomes a DeepState approval, social credit passport for everything.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 09:44 AM (Cus5s)

461
Now show us some naked fatties.

You artsy fags call them rubinesque.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:44 AM (TldeD)

462 393 Why didn't Shatner fly SpaceX?
======
Bezos got to him first for the PR stunt and applied flattery and money in equal portions. that, and SpaceX is a serious business, while Bezos is a dilettante using $$ he was gifted from the Hiden junta.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:44 AM (W+kMI)

463 Wow Shatner is in remarkable shape both physically and mentally for someone 90 years old.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (JUOKG)

Well, Bones was a good doctor. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 09:45 AM (VwHCD)

464 Wow Shatner is in remarkable shape both physically and mentally for someone 90 years old.
Posted by: Mister Scott

Compare and contrast to both Biden and Harris.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 13, 2021 09:45 AM (OssQ4)

465 MoMA usually has a lot of Design Pieces on display. Most way more interesting than a lot of their Modern Art pieces.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:45 AM (Va3dv)

466 452 Wow Shatner is in remarkable shape both physically and mentally for someone 90 years old.
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If we can't Trump lets get Shatner.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:45 AM (fWTJL)

467 399 Happy Birthday, Squids!

A 13 October 1775 resolution of the Continental Congress established what is now the United States Navy with "a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months..."
After the American War of Independence, the U.S. Constitution empowered the new Congress "to provide and maintain a navy." Acting on this authority, Congress established the Department of the Navy on 30 April 1798.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 13, 2021 09:34 AM
Thank you, SMH! I am looking forward to the customary Army/Navy hug in a little over a week.

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2021 09:45 AM (0OP+5)

468 452 Wow Shatner is in remarkable shape both physically and mentally for someone 90 years old.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (JUOKG)

It's funny. He's about the same age as Eastwood, but Shat looks better.

Posted by: Kris at October 13, 2021 09:46 AM (OyyDO)

469 Inflation - it's got electrolytes!
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (YZG/i)


Crack. It's got crack.

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2021 09:46 AM (8oe0E)

470 Well, Bones was a good doctor. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 09:45 AM

No one could identify a dead man better than he could.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 09:46 AM (dkvcO)

471 Morning CBD.. you are spot on regarding the story by Huxley.. and I also agree that there are a large number of works perhaps more stylistically and aesthetically pleasing.. the key importance of the Leonardo work is that it represents perhaps the first work of the early Renaissance utilizing single point perspective.. thus when viewing the work we are drawn into it and find ourselves focusing on the distant bridge. Thus the work has depth and a sense of verisimilitude. Analogous to the importance of Leonardo's work would be Brunelleschi's dome in Florence which was the first dome erected following the collapse of the Roman empire... Cheers!

Posted by: Timothy Stenger at October 13, 2021 09:46 AM (HgB8R)

472 I don't know about the Louvre, the French are pretty proud of their iconic monuments.
Posted by: Javems

Notre Dame says hi.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 13, 2021 09:46 AM (OssQ4)

473 472 I don't know about the Louvre, the French are pretty proud of their iconic monuments.
Posted by: Javems

Notre Dame says hi.
----------
Snort.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:47 AM (fWTJL)

474 Wow Shatner is in remarkable shape both physically and mentally for someone 90 years old.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:43 AM (JUOKG)

It's funny. He's about the same age as Eastwood, but Shat looks better.
Posted by: Kris


Shat's movies were all inside on a set.
Clint's movies were all outside.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:47 AM (OCTRt)

475 Wow Shatner is in remarkable shape both physically and mentally for someone 90 years old.
--------------
If we can't Trump lets get Shatner.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:45 AM


Can't he was born in Canada.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:47 AM (JUOKG)

476 GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2021 09:47 AM (8oe0E)

477 The Paul Kidby spoof of Mona Lisa is very funny.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 13, 2021 09:47 AM (/hXfz)

478 "Good casting work for Breaking Bad."

Brilliant casting and deep character development. Yeah I'm impressed by actors who can do different accents well. Colin Farrell is Irish, but he can do all kinds of regional American accents.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (qpX6U)

479 I'd hang the original in my house. Higher praise I cannot give.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (9AKnG)

480 435 exdem13,
The Cylons were basically a riff on Fred Saberhagen's 70's sci fi Beserker series of short stories and books. From what I remember, Saberhagen posited a long lost race created the Beserkers as war machines that then turned on its creators and was hostile to life everywhere. Saberhagen had a proto-Death Stars in them as well as bases for the Beserker robots to destroy life planets.

Some of Saberhagen's later stories had individual Beserker robots interacting with life instead of the epic space battle stories.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (9hXN1)

481 There is a theory that the Mona Lisa is Da Vinci's gender-bent self-portrait. Not sure about that, but he's the sort of guy who's raised more questions than answers. ON purpose, no doubt!

==
Somebody else may have said this already. Won't stop me tho. There is a theory that this is actually half man half woman. You divide her in half, and separate the faces, most people view one side as being male the other as female. Even the chest is more female on one versus the other. Its a very interesting work. Also his last supper, piano keyboard, heads of the diners are notes on sheet music. He was a strange dude.

Posted by: I'm not an art critic, but I know the work of an interesting artist when I see it at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (ZEaSo)

482 >>the key importance of the Leonardo work is that it represents perhaps the first work of the early Renaissance utilizing single point perspective.. thus when viewing the work we are drawn into it and find ourselves focusing on the distant bridge. Thus the work has depth and a sense of verisimilitude.


*Shake-Weight*

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (Va3dv)

483 The Shatner about to shat the world with his awesome shatness!

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (hQVBP)

484 Well, Bones was a good doctor. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021

No one could identify a dead man better than he could.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021


***
On the idea of an eternal youth formula on the Yang/Kohm planet: "Poppycock! I can do more for you if you'll just eat right and exercise regularly!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (/XOcP)

485 415 407 I saw the Mona Lisa back when the security was so relaxed you could still essentially touch it. And yeah, smaller than I was expecting.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 09:35 AM (yQpMk)

-------

Same here.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 13, 2021 09:37 AM
1968 for me. And yeah, you could have actually covered it with a neckerchief.

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (0OP+5)

486 So here's an actual tweet:


Jonah Goldberg
@JonahDispatch
Replying to
@jtLOL
Denying private businesses the ability to require vaccination is just as much an assault on liberty as requiring private businesses to vaccinate.
4:59 AM · Oct 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

Posted by: Cave Johnson at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (Obsrs)

487 T-1:00

Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 09:49 AM (Cus5s)

488 446 Why doesn't the Blue Origin steam and fume on the pad like other rockets? Solid fuel?

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:42 AM (qpX6U)


The propellants are liquid methane and liquid oxygen. I do not know why it does not vent as much vapor as other boosters do.

Posted by: Gref at October 13, 2021 09:49 AM (AMIL/)

489 If Shatner makes it to "space" and gets his astronaut wings would that make him the oldest person to ever "get to space?" I think John Glenn was (is) oldest?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 13, 2021 09:49 AM (BFigT)

490 This rocket uses liquefied natural gas as fuel. I guess that it is partly why it doesn't vent so much.

I see a little at the main umbilical.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 09:49 AM (mbFEM)

491 Gimbaling. There's a new word for me.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (OssQ4)

492 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. The day i got to.see this painting it wasnt crowded so got a good viewing. I'd probably hang.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (axyOa)

493 =====
Trump pushed vaccines and treatments. Hell, he even promoted his own treatment which took him from sick to walking about in 48 hours. The Lamestream Media got orders to discredit it, so they made bad jokes about bleach and said other stupid things, so the sheeple had no confidence. The Hiden Junta stole all the credit from Trump for making a (experimental) vaccine available for a mutable virus under a year. he reason the vaxx is unpopular is all due to the public trust in the Junta and Fauci the flip-flopper.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (W+kMI)



This is true.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (Zz0t1)

494 Some of Saberhagen's later stories had individual Beserker robots interacting with life instead of the epic space battle stories.
Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021


***
As if the Doomsday Machine could talk and (in machine form) reason.

Saberhagen was great with fantasy too: Empire of the East and the Books of Swords series.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (/XOcP)

495
It's the only known image of Rivendell.
Posted by: garrett


The upper left background is reminiscent of the Grey Havens.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (pNxlR)

496 Leonardo acted really white throughout his life.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (uOL2Q)

497 This flight will have youngest and oldest astronauts. A 90 yo - Shatner - and an 18 year old.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (mbFEM)

498
They're off.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (/U27+)

499 If we can't Trump lets get Shatner.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:45 AM


Can't he was born in Canada.
---------------
Simple, just mandate Canada as America. Works all the time.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (fWTJL)

500 Denying private businesses the ability to require vaccination is just as much an assault on liberty as requiring private businesses to vaccinate.

Can private companies make employees stop being fatasses that rant about sandwiches and hot dogs all day as well?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:50 AM (ESjRY)

501 486 Jonah Goldberg
@JonahDispatch
Replying to
@jtLOL
Denying private businesses the ability to require vaccination is just as much an assault on liberty as requiring private businesses to vaccinate.
Posted by: Cave Johnson at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (Obsrs)

==========

I agree that there's a whole lot of regulation antithetical to liberty, like how business owners can't refuse service to patrons for pretty much any reason. However, since we're post-constitutional republic in defense of liberty, I'm a fan of government using governmental power to prevent businesses from enforcing fascist mandates based on the whims of the Democratic media complex.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:51 AM (LvTSG)

502 427
Question: In your lifetime, will you see the sacking and burning of the Louvre and the Met because their displays of Western "white" "supremacy?"

I do.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:38 AM
Well they sot the Notre Dame on fire, didn't they?

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2021 09:51 AM (0OP+5)

503 THE SHATNER HAS SHATTED UP IN SPACE

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 09:51 AM (hQVBP)

504
Jonah Goldberg
@JonahDispatch
Replying to
@jtLOL
Denying private businesses the ability to require vaccination is just as much an assault on liberty as requiring private businesses to vaccinate.
4:59 AM Oct 13, 2021 Twitter Web App
Posted by: Cave Johnson at October 13, 2021 09:48 AM (Obsrs)



Fat fuck.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

505 Oh crap that sounds awesome on my JBL speaker!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 13, 2021 09:51 AM (OssQ4)

506 472, Might want to actually read up on the French president's recent remarks on wokeism. The French have also staunchly refused to acknowledge 'diversity' as they claim everyone is French whether they like it or not. A major candidate for the French presidency is calling for re establishing French sovereignty over a lot of domestic issues from the EU.

They have their own problems but at least their elites do not seem to hate their own country and its culture/history as much as ours.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 09:51 AM (9hXN1)

507 The original Cylons were easy to understand, but not at all relatable. They were xenophobes who had a violent superiority complex towards everyone else, and maybe a special place for H. sapiens sapiens too.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:40 AM (W+kMI)

IIRC, the war broke out between the Humans and Cylons because the Humans tried to stop the Cylons from enslaving some other species.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 09:51 AM (dfRN6)

508 For years Shatner thought he lived next to Gene Simmons. Would see him walking in the neighborhood and say Hi Gene. Actually it was just a guy who was in a Kiss Cover Band and a Gene Simmons impersonator that lived next door.

Posted by: If we don't battle to the death, they Will, kill us Both at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (vGzN3)

509 Kinda funny if when they get to apogee, they see The Planet Killer, but have no weapons to shoot it down.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (qpX6U)

510 Being a fatass costs your company more in heathcare costs.

So Jonah's manager can demand he lose weight or fire him right?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (ESjRY)

511 Thank you Jewells and SMH

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (YZG/i)

512 As a follow up an interesting thread would be the work supposedly by Leonardo known as Salvator Mundi sold for 450,000,000 by Christie's. As an art historian I am one of many who question the work's authenticity and it is no surprise that the work has disappeared from public view.. I would posit the resaon for this is that changing scholarship could render a reversal of opinion on the work and cause its value to drop precipitously...

Posted by: Timothy Stenger at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (HgB8R)

513 That's a pretty small engine for such a big penis

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (Kd5Vh)

514 Denying private businesses the ability to require vaccination is just as much an assault on liberty as requiring private businesses to vaccinate.


Nothing is stopping them from mandating the jab.

But now, they have to man up and be the bad guy and not hide behind the government's skirts.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (OCTRt)

515 he reason the vaxx is unpopular is all due to the public trust in the Junta and Fauci the flip-flopper.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (W+kMI)

And the unacceptable number of deaths and side effects may have something to do with it.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (uOL2Q)

516
Oh I see what pudgy Jonah Goldberg is doing there. He's trying to be cute and pretend he's a Libertarian -- Jonah is saying businesses should be allowed to do whatever they like -- the govt needs to bud out.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (TldeD)

517 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Has Captain Kirk taken off yet?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 09:53 AM (2JVJo)

518 516
Oh I see what pudgy Jonah Goldberg is doing there. He's trying to be cute and pretend he's a Libertarian -- Jonah is saying businesses should be allowed to do whatever they like -- the govt needs to bud out.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (TldeD)

=========

"But bake the cake because being anti-trans is worse than being free."
-Also Jonah, probably

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:53 AM (LvTSG)

519 Denying private businesses the ability to enslave black people is just as much an assault on liberty as requiring private businesses to enslave black people.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 13, 2021 09:53 AM (OssQ4)

520 >>I see what pudgy Jonah Goldberg is doing there. He's trying to be cute and pretend he's a Libertarian -- Jonah is saying businesses should be allowed to do whatever they like -- the govt needs to bud out.


He's a big fan of segregated Lunch Counters, too.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:53 AM (Va3dv)

521 494 Wolfus, Yes on Empire of the East and Book of Swords, and his vampire series was ok as well.

Jack Chalker had an interesting take on the end of the world as we know it with his The Devil Will Drag You Under.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 09:54 AM (9hXN1)

522
They're not going into fcking "Space."

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:54 AM (TldeD)

523 Mrs DIG is yelling at the TV, after seeing an ad for the rebooted version of The Wonder Years, except it is all black and set in 1968.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 13, 2021 09:54 AM (ufFY8)

524 @jtLOL
Denying private businesses the ability to require vaccination is just as much an assault on liberty as requiring private businesses to vaccinate.
===
MUH PRINCIPLES!!!

yeah, wake up fatso. Its all Calvinball now.

Posted by: And Civility at October 13, 2021 09:54 AM (hSN3z)

525 Denying private businesses the ability to require vaccination is just as much an assault on liberty as requiring private businesses to vaccinate.


Nothing is stopping them from mandating the jab.

But now, they have to man up and be the bad guy and not hide behind the government's skirts.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM (OCTRt)

You think show me your papers is a right a business should have?

Posted by: Just a side note at October 13, 2021 09:54 AM (uOL2Q)

526 Eleven minute mission? It's just a celebrity joy ride.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:55 AM (qpX6U)

527 522
They're not going into fcking "Space."

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:54 AM (TldeD)


Well technically yes. 100km.

I wouldn't pay for that though. Orbit or nothing.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 09:55 AM (mbFEM)

528 I see what pudgy Jonah

********************

Pudgy is when you can stand to lose a few pounds. Soyberg is a walking solar eclipse.

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 09:55 AM (hQVBP)

529 When Jonah gets bought he stays bought.

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 09:55 AM (CYnTg)

530 And the unacceptable number of deaths and side effects may have something to do with it.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 13, 2021 09:52 AM


They pulled the plug on the swine flu vaccine in the 70s when 54 people died from getting it. We are in the thousands of deaths from the covid jab at this point. Maybe more but the CDC is playing around with the numbers.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 09:55 AM (JUOKG)

531 no live shots of zero-G Shatner ... coming back down already.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (Cus5s)

532 480 435 exdem13,
The Cylons were basically a riff on Fred Saberhagen's 70's sci fi Beserker series of short stories and books. From what I remember, Saberhagen posited a long lost race created the Beserkers as war machines that then turned on its creators and was hostile to life everywhere. Saberhagen had a proto-Death Stars in them as well as bases for the Beserker robots to destroy life planets.
=======
I do know the Berserker series, having collected just about every paperback that I could get my hands on. Great stuff, and now that you mention it there is a resemblance between the Berserkers and the Cylons in terms of goals and strategy. The humanist and transhumanist threads that run through the stories gives them some intellectual heft, but never sink to the level of making the killbots sympathetic.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (W+kMI)

533 You think show me your papers is a right a business should have?
Posted by: Just a side note


I don't think it's the government's business to demand it.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (OCTRt)

534
Idiot on CBS: "We have to get off Earth to save Earth."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (pNxlR)

535 523 Mrs DIG is yelling at the TV, after seeing an ad for the rebooted version of The Wonder Years, except it is all black and set in 1968.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 13, 2021 09:54 AM (ufFY


Do the characters speak Jive?

Posted by: Gref at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (AMIL/)

536
Jonah Goldberg thinks everyone is stupider than him.

Did any of you really expect him to support the gov of Texas?

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (TldeD)

537 491 Gimbaling. There's a new word for me.

you haven't heard that famous poem that involves gyring and gimbaling in the wabe? it's all fun and games until gimbal lock.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (sGtp+)

538 Recently read and learned much from the biography Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson -- highly recommend.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (zCkIU)

539
They're not going into fcking "Space."

Posted by: S'oothsay'

___________

If they're above the Karman Line (about 62 miles) they're in Space.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 09:57 AM (/U27+)

540 And the Captain has landed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 09:57 AM (2JVJo)

541 523 Mrs DIG is yelling at the TV, after seeing an ad for the rebooted version of The Wonder Years, except it is all black and set in 1968.
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Jeebus, that sounds really special and original. How about a black Wizard of Oz?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:57 AM (fWTJL)

542 Maybe Bezos should get his rocket into actual orbit before suing Elon again

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 09:57 AM (Kd5Vh)

543 Wolfus, Yes on Empire of the East and Book of Swords, and his vampire series was ok as well.

Jack Chalker had an interesting take on the end of the world as we know it with his The Devil Will Drag You Under.
Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 0


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Saberhagen's vampire series -- you mean The Dracula Tape? Were there others?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 09:57 AM (/XOcP)

544 536
Jonah Goldberg thinks everyone is stupider than him.

Did any of you really expect him to support the gov of Texas?
Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (TldeD)

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To be honest, I hadn't thought of it because Jonah isn't worthy of independent consideration.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (LvTSG)

545 He's a big fan of segregated Lunch Counters, too.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 09:53 AM (Va3dv)

He'd argue that's about denying based on race without realizing that vaccination is also illegally categorizing people base on violation of the Constitution also.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (uOL2Q)

546 You can probably require all employees to shave or have a certain haircut..
You probably cannot require them to get a tattoo.
You definitely cannot require them to get circumcised.

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (YZG/i)

547 wow that was a quick trip. How much did that cost, 5 million per person?

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (hQVBP)

548 "And the Captain has landed."

The booster landed, but where's the captain?

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (qpX6U)

549 Strictly speaking, and this will rile some folks, individuals have civil liberties and civil rights.

Courts have extended some 'rights' to artificial people with the rise of corporations but traditionally businesses and their practices such as health and safety and employment have been regulated throughout the history of common law. And a similar situation existed in this country before the Constitution was adopted. Take a gander at old colonial state and municipal laws for example.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (9hXN1)

550 ----------------
Jeebus, that sounds really special and original. How about a black Wizard of Oz?
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:57 AM (fWTJL)



I just want someone to have the balls to make a white "Shaft" movie.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (Zz0t1)

551 Whoops, my mistake. Only the engine, not the capsule.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (2JVJo)

552
Well technically yes. 100km.

I wouldn't pay for that though. Orbit or nothing.
Posted by: blaster


Is that out of the atmosphere completely?

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (TldeD)

553 546 You can probably require all employees to shave or have a certain haircut..
You probably cannot require them to get a tattoo.
You definitely cannot require them to get circumcised.

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (YZG/i)

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"All women must be circumcised for equality."
-The Left in 5 years, probably

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:59 AM (LvTSG)

554 just the booster landed, capsule still descending ... first chutes out, now mains

Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 09:59 AM (Cus5s)

555 Captain Kirk in space and back

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 09:59 AM (RHGPo)

556 90 This rocket uses liquefied natural gas as fuel. I guess that it is partly why it doesn't vent so much.

I see a little at the main umbilical.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 09:49 AM
spare him his life from this montrosity.

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2021 09:59 AM (0OP+5)

557 e reason the vaxx is unpopular is all due to the public trust in the Junta and Fauci the flip-flopper.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (W+kMI)

And the unacceptable number of deaths and side effects may have something to do with it.
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not to mention the experimental first time tried novelty with no long term data on risk, and an abundance of evidence that it does not confer immunity to a disease that is 99% survivable without it, AND natural immunity is better, more complete and longer lasting.

Really, if they didn't mandate it, almost nobody would be lining up for it. Most of the people who are being told they now have to get a third shot arent super happy about that now are they. . .

Posted by: reasonable people make reasonable decisions at October 13, 2021 09:59 AM (vGzN3)

558 543 Wolfus, I remember (maybe misremember) that there are some additional short stories floating around there in anthologies that were not in that book.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 09:59 AM (9hXN1)

559 535 523 Mrs DIG is yelling at the TV, after seeing an ad for the rebooted version of The Wonder Years, except it is all black and set in 1968.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 13, 2021 09:54 AM (ufFY

Do the characters speak Jive?
Posted by: Gref at October 13, 2021 09:56 AM (AMIL/)

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It should be a riot.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 09:59 AM (zCkIU)

560 Idiot on CBS: "We have to get off Earth to save Earth."

Let's all pitch in for his one-way ticket.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 13, 2021 09:59 AM (Xrfse)

561 550 ----------------
Jeebus, that sounds really special and original. How about a black Wizard of Oz?
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:57 AM (fWTJL)


I just want someone to have the balls to make a white "Shaft" movie.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (Zz0t1)

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Recast the deceased Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther with Sharlto Copely. Copely is actually African.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 09:59 AM (LvTSG)

562 They're not going into fcking "Space."

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:54 AM (TldeD)

Well technically yes. 100km.

I wouldn't pay for that though. Orbit or nothing.
Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 09:55 AM (mbFEM)


So this is an Alan Shephard up and down recreation.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 10:00 AM (y7DUB)

563 >>Idiot on CBS: "We have to get off Earth to save Earth."


Good News. We were able to secure you a berth on Ark 'B'.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 10:00 AM (Va3dv)

564 Now the Shat has landed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 10:00 AM (2JVJo)

565 Celebrity joy ride. What's next? Shat rides the Fireball at Six Flags?

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 10:00 AM (qpX6U)

566 550 ----------------
Jeebus, that sounds really special and original. How about a black Wizard of Oz?
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:57 AM (fWTJL)


I just want someone to have the balls to make a white "Shaft" movie.
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I was hoping for black remake of Gone With The Wind.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 10:00 AM (fWTJL)

567 535

From what I could tell they speak perfect 'white' English.
I am guessing middle class economically.

I predict the 68 riots will be a storyline, because H-wood writers are lazy and dumb, for the most part.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 13, 2021 10:01 AM (ufFY8)

568 Wolfus, I remember (maybe misremember) that there are some additional short stories floating around there in anthologies that were not in that book.
Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021


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It's hard to find Saberhagen's stuff without digging. Maybe at AbeBooks.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 10:01 AM (/XOcP)

569 Is that out of the atmosphere completely?

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (TldeD)


NASA says that the atmosphere extends to 10,000 km. So a lot of "space" is inside our atmosphere.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:01 AM (mbFEM)

570
Is that out of the atmosphere completely?

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 09:58 AM (TldeD)

________

Only the Apollo lunar missions did that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 10:01 AM (/U27+)

571 This is Ceti Alpha V.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 13, 2021 10:01 AM (vuisn)

572 This is how you properly dissent.
lmao

https://gab.com/NeonRevolt/posts/107092318470272406

LMAAAAOOOOOOO the absolute mad lad trolling his whole neighborhood with his Halloween decorations ahahahahahahhahahaha

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 13, 2021 10:01 AM (n+6+7)

573 They showed an interview with the crew earlier. All spoke of "saving the earth" by their trip. WTF?

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 10:02 AM (RHGPo)

574 I'm all for sending all the lefties into space...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 10:02 AM (CYnTg)

575 So this is an Alan Shephard up and down recreation.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 10:00 AM (y7DUB)


Hence the name New Shephard.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:02 AM (mbFEM)

576 they are also doing a reboot of Chico and the Man with an all chinese cast. Chinko and the Man.

Posted by: memin_pinguin at October 13, 2021 10:02 AM (oSX/P)

577
Only the Apollo lunar missions did that.
Posted by: Hadrian


Finally.
That's Space.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 10:02 AM (TldeD)

578 546 vmom,
Regulating employee, shaves and haircuts can be problematic under civil rights laws as they can adversely affect some racial groups more than others and perhaps religion as well. Ditto on some headgear/clothing/accessory/jewelry issues that can have religious connotations.

Basically, reasonable accommodations to individuals are less likely to get a business owner in trouble than rigid rules.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 10:02 AM (9hXN1)

579 562 So this is an Alan Shephard up and down recreation.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE IT'S A RECREATIONAL RECREATION.

Posted by: ben roethlisberger at October 13, 2021 10:03 AM (v3pYe)

580 Amen on La Jaconde. I missed so many great works of art in the Louvre just because I was tired and thought this was the "must see" piece in the museum. I got there and thought "that's it?" It's much, much smaller than I thought it would be.

Posted by: SMFH at October 13, 2021 10:03 AM (u/7wY)

581 So this is the American space program in 2021.

That capsule is about to be overrun by illegal aliens

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 13, 2021 10:03 AM (8m0t4)

582 I predict the 68 riots will be a storyline, because H-wood writers are lazy and dumb, for the most part.
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Hollywood would never depict who blacks were burning out on air.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 10:03 AM (fWTJL)

583 "So this is an Alan Shephard up and down recreation."

So Shat will pee his pants?

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at October 13, 2021 10:03 AM (qpX6U)

584 I can't believe Goldberg is arguing in favor of allowing private business to take away God-given rights. Insane.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 13, 2021 10:03 AM (OssQ4)

585 Shatner would be 90 but all those years flying at warp speed took earth years off his total, he is really on 65

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 10:04 AM (eQrhb)

586 Kobayashi Maru scenario

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 10:04 AM (RHGPo)

587 515 he reason the vaxx is unpopular is all due to the public trust in the Junta and Fauci the flip-flopper.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 09:30 AM (W+kMI)

And the unacceptable number of deaths and side effects may have something to do with it.
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It was the Junta that overrode the usual testing procedures and made everyone take The Jab in order to parade their virtue at Saving Humanity. Trump made vaccines happen in order to do something, and to get some relief from the epidemic club he was being beaten with on the days when the impeachment club and istaphobe clubs were at the cleaners. Trump didn't mandate vaccination, it was ostensibly there for vulnerable demographics and other adults who wanted one. The Junta wanted to be Vaxx populi, and they made sure Trump will never get popular credit...which in turn gets him off the hook for problems.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 10:04 AM (W+kMI)

588 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 10:04 AM (Kd5Vh)

589 I can't believe Goldberg is arguing in favor of allowing private business to take away God-given rights. Insane.

****

To the muh principled nevertrumpers who lumber their lard around, business rights supersede individual rights.

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (hQVBP)

590
So if we could put a year on it, what year is Bozos and Musk in terms of accomplishment?

1955?
1957?

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (TldeD)

591 They keep calling William Shatner a captain!

Get a life. It was a TV show

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (8m0t4)

592 Whatever else about Bezos Imma say this is cool.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (mbFEM)

593 Chick is kinda flat

Posted by: trump at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (GSJcT)

594 SpaceX is going to do a Orbit around the Moon.

Posted by: Fired Nurses at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (dKiJG)

595 I don't get the complaints. That face, that skin...amazing technique.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (V6f9+)

596 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.
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Here's hoping our grandkids aren't painting on cave walls when they are in their 60's.

Posted by: It can always be worse at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (ZEaSo)

597 473 472 I don't know about the Louvre, the French are pretty proud of their iconic monuments.
Posted by: Javems

Notre Dame says hi.
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Snort.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 09:47 AM (fWTJL)


Might take more than an arsonist to destroy the Louvre.

Posted by: Javems at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (AmoqO)

598 Jack Chalker had an interesting take on the end of the world as we know it with his The Devil Will Drag You Under.
Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021


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Was that like Guys and Dolls in the far future . . .?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 10:06 AM (/XOcP)

599 Just saw a clip of a lady catching a foul ball with her prosthetic leg. What a cheater!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 13, 2021 10:06 AM (r5BVk)

600 Shut up and get Shatner out of the box.

Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2021 10:06 AM (FhXTo)

601 Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 13, 2021 10:01 AM (n+6+7)

Oh I wish this guy lived across the street from the Karen with the "In this house we believe in science" sign

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 10:06 AM (DJFLF)

602 You, you must be almost 30. Have you ever even kissed a girl?

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 10:06 AM (CYnTg)

603 One of the great skits ever

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 10:06 AM (CYnTg)

604 wait a minute... are those happy little trees in the background?

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 13, 2021 10:06 AM (v3pYe)

605 Another one - "You're welcome!" has transmorgrafied into "No problem!" or "Absolutely!"

Kill me now.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 09:16 AM (mD/uy)

That.
And "couple" instead of "couple of".
It's TWO letters, people! Make the effort!

Posted by: sal at October 13, 2021 10:06 AM (3c1fY)

606 This particular technique was called sfumato, which would translate roughly to smoky. It was a style of painting to make things slightly out of focus as though in a haze. Today painting in a haze is called a Hunter.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at October 13, 2021 10:06 AM (pQrYJ)

607 Check for mutations check? Check.

Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2021 10:07 AM (FhXTo)

608 Deep Space is hard

Posted by: A dude in MI at October 13, 2021 10:07 AM (/6GbT)

609 Next time send up Lee Majors. He is owed a safe return.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 13, 2021 10:07 AM (8m0t4)

610 Jack Chalker had an interesting take on the end of the world as we know it with his The Devil Will Drag You Under.
Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021

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Was that like Guys and Dolls in the far future . . .?
++++
sit down you're rockin' the boat

Posted by: N. Detroit at October 13, 2021 10:07 AM (xlOqw)

611 They are psyched they sent a USB of music up.

Umm, okay.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:07 AM (mbFEM)

612 WTF is the yanking on the riser?

Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2021 10:07 AM (FhXTo)

613 568 Wolfus, I remember (maybe misremember) that there are some additional short stories floating around there in anthologies that were not in that book.
Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021

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It's hard to find Saberhagen's stuff without digging. Maybe at AbeBooks.
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I bought 3 of the Berserker books at B. Dalton book stores, and got 1 as a gift. All the others, including my cherished first editions, came from The Paperback Rack and Half Price Books.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (W+kMI)

614
From 1903 and 1963 we went from the first powered flight to the first American to orbit the earth.

From 1961 to 2021 we went from the first American to fly suborbitally to the first 90-yeat-old to fly suborbitally.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (/U27+)

615
I've said it for years:

Human civilization peaked on July 21, 1969.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (TldeD)

616
... by the sharp lapel of your checkered coat

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (pNxlR)

617 'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.

**********

It's important we get our pronouns right first.

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (hQVBP)

618 611 They are psyched they sent a USB of music up.

Umm, okay.
Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:07 AM (mbFEM)

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Sounds like something a Millennial marketing intern would come up with.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (LvTSG)

619 Deep Space is hard
Posted by: A dude in MI


As hard as Chinese Algebra?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (OCTRt)

620 The Shat in the Hat came back.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (63Dwl)

621 Was that like Guys and Dolls in the far future . . .?
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sit down you're rockin' the boat
Posted by: N. Detroit at October 13, 2021


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Hey!

Posted by: Nicely-Nicely Johnson at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (/XOcP)

622 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021 10:04 AM (Kd5Vh)

They have been working pretty consistently on all the things needed for a Mars landing and colonization. They just need the go ahead from the powers to be to 'officially' start a program like we did the moon landing.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (uOL2Q)

623 >>>They keep calling William Shatner a captain!

Get a life. It was a TV show
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (8m0t4)

IKR. If we're going to do that shouldn't they've referring to him as Admiral?

Posted by: 6-4-3 at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (R6xOg)

624 I can't believe Goldberg is arguing in favor of allowing private business to take away God-given rights. Insane.

****

To the muh principled nevertrumpers who lumber their lard around, business rights supersede individual rights.
Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (hQVBP)


Hard to believe how many dimwitted frauds we were supposedly in ideological alignment with, all thanks to the GOP Big Tent.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (y7DUB)

625 They just need the go ahead from the powers to be to 'officially' start a program like we did the moon landing.
Posted by: Just a side note at October 13, 2021 10:08 AM (uOL2Q)


Elon ain't waiting for shit.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (mbFEM)

626 Human civilization peaked on July 21, 1969.

*********

What you're saying inventing social media wasn't a greater achievement than reaching the moon???

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (hQVBP)

627 623 IKR. If we're going to do that shouldn't they've referring to him as Admiral?
Posted by: 6-4-3 at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (R6xOg)

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He got demoted, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (LvTSG)

628 Not only did we send men to the moon before I was even born...we played golf on the moon.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (8m0t4)

629 . by the sharp lapel of your checkered coat
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars
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So how many of you guys were in Guys in Dolls play in High school?

Posted by: N. Detroit at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (lYJiA)

630 I don't blame William Shatner he's 90 and has the money to do it and now has the record for the oldest person in "Space"

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 13, 2021 10:10 AM (dKiJG)

631 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021


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We should have had a Luna City by the mid-'70s, a Marsport by 1980, and outposts on the outer planets' moons by 1995.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 10:10 AM (/XOcP)

632
Please note how Fake News is inserting themselves into this "space" launch, and are making it out that they too are responsible for making it happen for you.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 10:10 AM (TldeD)

633 To the muh principled nevertrumpers who lumber their lard around, business rights supersede individual rights.
Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (hQVBP)

Hard to believe how many dimwitted frauds we were supposedly in ideological alignment with, all thanks to the GOP Big Tent.
==
Our politics is an op.

Posted by: if it looks, acts, smells, sounds, and is timed like an op, its an op at October 13, 2021 10:10 AM (BnjBX)

634 624 To the muh principled nevertrumpers who lumber their lard around, business rights supersede individual rights.
Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 10:05 AM (hQVBP)

Hard to believe how many dimwitted frauds we were supposedly in ideological alignment with, all thanks to the GOP Big Tent.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (y7DUB)

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To be fair, "I am an individual who runs a business and I want to run my business the way I want," is a libertarian ideal. "I want to force my employee to make a life choice that will affect them forever," does seem to stretch the bounds of that original desire, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 10:10 AM (LvTSG)

635 630 I don't blame William Shatner he's 90 and has the money to do it and now has the record for the oldest person in "Space"
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 13, 2021 10:10 AM (dKiJG)


He is not a paying customer. He was paid to go.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:11 AM (mbFEM)

636 The Mona Lisa was basically unknown until it was stolen in the early 20th century. The hunt for it made it famous. And yeah its little.

I can't remember who, but someone painted a museum wall in which the Mona Lisa was displayed, but back then there was like 30 paintings on a wall, and it was just one among many.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 10:11 AM (KZzsI)

637 Critical Drinker has thoughts about the movie "Malignant":

https://youtu.be/aV1-qIDio7k

Posted by: Sharkman at October 13, 2021 10:11 AM (JNJpw)

638 Bezos hands Shatner a copy of the Post and an Amazon gift card.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (OssQ4)

639 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.

What you were promised from science: Moon bases, terraforming mars, visiting other star systems

What you were got from science: access to all the world's cat videos, transgenderism, glorbull warming theories

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (ESjRY)

640 by the sharp lapel of your checkered coat
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars
==
So how many of you guys were in Guys in Dolls play in High school?
Posted by: N. Detroit at October 13, 2021


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I played Nathan Detroit. He fortunately has only 1 solo song or duet, and the actor can "talk/sing" his way through it. Good for me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (/XOcP)

641
From 1903 and 1963 we went from the first powered flight to the first American to orbit the earth.

From 1961 to 2021 we went from the first American to fly suborbitally to the first 90-yeat-old to fly suborbitally.
Posted by: Hadrian


Okay, now set the timeframe to 1970-2021. Whatchu got?

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (TldeD)

642 To the muh principled nevertrumpers who lumber their lard around, business rights supersede individual rights.

Jonah's not alone. How many times have we got the "private business can demand a mask, a vax, or everybody hop backward on one foot if they wish" speech here ? The only logical endgame for those folks is a world ruled by corporations, with no individual rights at all. He who owns the real estate makes all the rules.

Posted by: Working for Peanuts at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (BK52m)

643 Still Blows my mind that my Phone has more Computing power than the Apollo Spaceship

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (dKiJG)

644 To be fair, "I am an individual who runs a business and I want to run my business the way I want," is a libertarian ideal. "I want to force my employee to make a life choice that will affect them forever," does seem to stretch the bounds of that original desire, though.

Sure, it comes down to the priority of rights. There is a hierarchy: life comes first, then liberty, then property. Your right to property doesn't give you the power over someone's life or liberty.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (KZzsI)

645 "Deep Space is hard"

and useless

Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (FhXTo)

646 To be fair, "I am an individual who runs a business and I want to run my business the way I want," is a libertarian ideal. "I want to force my employee to make a life choice that will affect them forever," does seem to stretch the bounds of that original desire, though.
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You MUST concede everything on Principle, yet stand for nothing on Principle.

Posted by: Funny how that works for the GOPe at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (/QSim)

647 Slight revision - I'd argue Apollo 8 - the first time humans left Earth. That was an amazing gamble, if you read the story.

There was no LEM along, they weren't ready yet, which is why NASA changed the timeline and decided to go for a Lunar orbit. If something had gone wrong, the Astronauts were fooked, they could not have used the LEM as a "lifeboat" as they did on 13. It was a truly amazing mission, they orbited the Moon on Fucking Christmas Eve.

How cool is that?

Posted by: Common Tater at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (lAVPT)

648
Guys and Dolls -- I was on the stage crew, not an actor or member of the pit orchestra.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 10:12 AM (pNxlR)

649 Bezos cut Shatner off mid-monologue.

Uncool dude.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:13 AM (mbFEM)

650 -
I don't blame William Shatner he's 90 and has the money to do it and now has the record for the oldest person in "Space"
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 13, 2021 10:10 AM (dKiJG)

He is not a paying customer. He was paid to go.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:11 AM -
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Hah. That's so Shatner.

Posted by: irright at October 13, 2021 10:13 AM (SchQD)

651 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.

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That's why I enjoy the show For All Mankind so much
Woulda coulda shoulda

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 10:13 AM (YZG/i)

652 651 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.

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That's why I enjoy the show For All Mankind so much
Woulda coulda shoulda
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 10:13 AM (YZG/i)

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Relying on government to get us to space was a mistake.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 10:14 AM (LvTSG)

653 I played Nathan Detroit. He fortunately has only 1 solo song or duet, and the actor can "talk/sing" his way through it. Good for me.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
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Fist bump, me too! Also got to kiss Adelaide.

Posted by: N. Detroit at October 13, 2021 10:14 AM (X+vpd)

654 Now Shatner is crying. And if that chick is his girlfriend, hell yes he's a Captain.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:14 AM (mbFEM)

655 Now Shatner is crying. And if that chick is his girlfriend, hell yes he's a Captain.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:14 AM (mbFEM)

656 He is not a paying customer. He was paid to go.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:11 AM (mbFEM)

Well Crap I REALLY don't blame him. I wouldn't turn down a free ticket. Also is that Shatner's Wife?

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 13, 2021 10:14 AM (dKiJG)

657 I'm so old I remember when we decided that drug testing people on welfare was a grave violation of their rights.

But now the government can just mandate everyone get jabbed with whatever strange brew Dr Fauchistein wants and its totes ok.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 10:14 AM (ESjRY)

658 IKR. If we're going to do that shouldn't they've referring to him as Admiral?

He was busted back to captain at the end of STIV.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 10:14 AM (2JVJo)

659 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2021


Manned space travel beyond a point was a pipe dream because of how keeping people alive became increasingly unrealistic. For pure research sending AIs up is the way to go.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 10:15 AM (y7DUB)

660 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.

Yeah, I am really disappointed in the whole space thing, we're barely doing anything. Once people figured out long distance ship travel they explored hell and back, but we've barely made it to the moon.

I blame Reagan in part, for shutting down the space exploration when one lousy shuttle blew up. For God's sake if the old kings had shut down everything when a ship sunk we'd still be in the bronze age.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 10:15 AM (KZzsI)

661
Okay, now set the timeframe to 1970-2021. Whatchu got?
Posted by: S'oothsay'er


The long-awaited liberation of personal pronouns!
Reeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 13, 2021 10:15 AM (pNxlR)

662 For pure research sending AIs up is the way to go.

Maybe some whales too human

Posted by: V'ger at October 13, 2021 10:15 AM (ESjRY)

663 Franky Fabulous isn't exactly providing cover for those of us opposed to the jab.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 09:36 AM (dfRN6)

Well, he's not actually the Pope, so I just ignore.

Posted by: sal at October 13, 2021 10:16 AM (3c1fY)

664 Sure, it comes down to the priority of rights. There is a hierarchy: life comes first, then liberty, then property. Your right to property doesn't give you the power over someone's life or liberty.

**************

That's where I land, individual rights should have the highest priority, then small businesses, larger businesses, and corporations, with larger corporations having the least rights. It's called check and balance.

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 10:16 AM (hQVBP)

665
We won't even get fcking Tang out of this bullshit launch!

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 13, 2021 10:16 AM (TldeD)

666 613, Wolfus, a fair amount of Saberhagen's short stories appeared in places like Analog back in the day, perhaps even Omni and some of his stuff originated as serials if I remember correctly. Some were in anthologies. Dunno if there is a Saberhagen fan page but you might find one on the web that lists publications.

The Devil Will Drag You Under by Chalker is a man and woman picked by an alien 'demon' named Asmodeus, when an experiment to mine asteroids goes awry. Asmodeus puts the mission on the man and woman (for subsequently disclosed reasons) to save the world by a quest to alternative worlds. In that book, he resembles Saberhagen in tying together short stories into an overarching story.
Pretty fun reading.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 10:16 AM (9hXN1)

667 For pure research sending AIs up is the way to go.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 10:15 AM (y7DUB)


Skynet smiles.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:16 AM (mbFEM)

668 "Today painting in a haze is called a Hunter."

well worth the half million each, since they come with an embedded chip with secret US military tech, or other favors.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 10:16 AM (Cus5s)

669 Well, he's not actually the Pope, so I just ignore.
Posted by: sal

Benedict is my Pope.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 10:16 AM (mD/uy)

670 572 This is how you properly dissent.
lmao

https://gab.com/NeonRevolt/posts/107092318470272406

LMAAAAOOOOOOO the absolute mad lad trolling his whole neighborhood with his Halloween decorations ahahahahahahhahahaha
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Well done dissent, that level of satire requires some congratulations.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 10:16 AM (W+kMI)

671 Mon'keigh Nood.

Posted by: Flyguy at October 13, 2021 10:16 AM (3sOO0)

672 "Private Business" is a thought ending cliche.

Try smoking in a bar (for example). You might not like tobacco, and I don't either, but all the "private businesses" and Malls and the rest of it are deemed places of Public Accomodation. Consequently they have very little leeway. They only get away with all that nonsense because people believe it.

I expect to see "private clubs" make a grand resurgance. It's the only way forward, since the public commons is now a dystopian wasteland

Posted by: Common Tater at October 13, 2021 10:17 AM (lAVPT)

673 We won't even get fcking Tang out of this bullshit launch!

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Space food sticks?

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 13, 2021 10:17 AM (sVtYq)

674 Space balls.

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2021 10:17 AM (8oe0E)

675 I sincerely hope my generation does better than the previous, but it doesn't look like it'll happen.

Posted by: MJ at October 13, 2021 10:17 AM (zwDuR)

676 Bezos was smart to send Kirk up. Truth be told I would not be watching it otherwise.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:17 AM (mbFEM)

677 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 10:17 AM (/XOcP)

678 To be fair, "I am an individual who runs a business and I want to run my business the way I want," is a libertarian ideal. "I want to force my employee to make a life choice that will affect them forever," does seem to stretch the bounds of that original desire, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Quote of the Week nomination.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 13, 2021 10:17 AM (OssQ4)

679 I'm in my mid 60's, they sent men into orbit when I was a little kid. Was hoping for a whole lot more space wise by the time I reached this age.


You'd think we would at least have hand-held electronic computing and communication devices that would allow for instant information updates from around the globe...oh, wait.

Posted by: Captain Kirk at October 13, 2021 10:18 AM (jYQlA)

680 Elon ain't waiting for shit.
Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 10:09 AM (mbFEM)

He's planning a one way trip right now. NASA and others have been working for decades on how to survive there. The oxygen and living quarters research is almost like Total Recall.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 13, 2021 10:18 AM (uOL2Q)

681 647 Common Tater, and the astronauts' reading of Genesis on that Christmas Eve around the Moon prompted the ACLU to file a lawsuit against NASA for allowing it.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 10:18 AM (9hXN1)

682 I saw it at the Smithsonian back in the 80's on one of those rare times they loaned it out. Yeah, kinda small. There lots of paintings as good if not better out there, but Mona is rather like a Kardashian - famous for being famous.

Posted by: Blast Hardcheese at October 13, 2021 10:18 AM (BvNzB)

683 This is how you properly dissent.

We're the majority. Trump won by a landslide. We're not "dissenting", we're just expressing the views of most Americans.

I sincerely hope my generation does better than the previous

Wouldn't be tough to do better than mine; Gen X. We're worthless slackers that watched everything go to hell and hid in video games.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 10:19 AM (KZzsI)

684 662 For pure research sending AIs up is the way to go.

Maybe some whales too human
Posted by: V'ger

Lena Dunham?

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 10:19 AM (YZG/i)

685 Goldberg and the other Never Trumpers are like the Libertarians from the recent past. They want to talk about a world that either doesn't exist, or never existed, and act like they're all high-minded men of principle.
Can an employer require all of its employees to be heterosexual? Black? Tennis players?
We've already long ago past the point where employers had unfettered discretion to require or forbid whatever they wanted (and that's probably a good thing). But now, on this one issue, we should say, "Whoa! Government's gone too far now! I agree with the Democrats."
Welcome to earth, Jonah. Look around and try to figure out how it works.

Posted by: Wally at October 13, 2021 10:20 AM (FJYfm)

686 IKR. If we're going to do that shouldn't they've referring to him as Admiral?

I thought he got busted back to Captain.

Now Checkov, he's an admiral...

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at October 13, 2021 10:20 AM (p/VAA)

687 Try smoking in a bar (for example). You might not like tobacco, and I don't either, but all the "private businesses" and Malls and the rest of it are deemed places of Public Accomodation. Consequently they have very little leeway. They only get away with all that nonsense because people believe it.

Most people don't do nuance. They take a few absolute ideas, fight like Hell to make sure those ideas don't get examined very hard, then run around breaking themselves patting their own backs about how educated and wise they are.

Most people's worldviews have the consistency of powdered eggs made with way too much water.

Posted by: Working for Peanuts at October 13, 2021 10:21 AM (BK52m)

688 They keep calling William Shatner a captain!

Get a life. It was a TV show
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Yeah.

Kirk retired as an Admiral!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 13, 2021 10:22 AM (UHVv4)

689 I don't blame William Shatner he's 90 and has the money to do it and now has the record for the oldest person in "Space"

I would've held out for SpaceX, since their space tourism involves actually being in orbit for a few days, but Bezos paid him to do it so that's very Shatner.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 10:22 AM (ZGrMX)

690 684 662 For pure research sending AIs up is the way to go.

Maybe some whales too human
Posted by: V'ger

Lena Dunham?


well, i did once see a paper that argued that it would be more efficient to launch fat astronauts than launch skinny astronauts + food.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 13, 2021 10:28 AM (v3pYe)

691 Take a look off in my eyes, I come with no disguise
I'm the hand up Mona Lisa's skirt, I'm a big surprise

Posted by: Tech N9ne at October 13, 2021 10:28 AM (vlXMQ)

692 Yeah. But the Apollo computer wasn't wasting a lot of time looking for cat videos and porn on the Internet.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 13, 2021 10:40 AM (xopIz)

693 A better short story: "The Ape and the Mystery" aka "The Mysterious Smile of Mona Lisa" by Gerald Kersh.

Posted by: bof at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (UePSi)

694 When I saw it in the Louvre in 1971, it was displayed in a stairway alcove, just hanging on the wall, nothing around it...a fancy alcove, yeah, but a stairwell...come on. And yeah, much smaller than I had expected. I was...underwhelmed.

Posted by: John Hyland at October 13, 2021 06:51 PM (0f/0U)

695 ttt

Posted by: 370H55V at October 13, 2021 08:46 PM (WusEB)

696 I was 12 in 1962 when Lisa made her way to the Metropolitan Museum on her worldwide tour and I dragged my father downtown to get a glimpse.

After waiting on line over two hours, we were herded by with only about ten seconds of viewing time. Oh well, at least I can say I was there.

I had much better luck with the King Tut show in 1977 at the New Orleans Museum of Art when I was there. No waiting, no rush, compared to what I heard about the situation in other show venues

Posted by: 370H55V at October 13, 2021 09:00 PM (WusEB)

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