Mid-Morning Art Thread

van Gogh landscape.jpg

Landscape With House And Ploughman
Vincent van Gogh

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 19, 2021 08:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Red roof

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 08:30 AM (U2p+3)

3 Crayola.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 19, 2021 08:30 AM (Zz0t1)

4 I like it - Vincent seems to have had a drone.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 19, 2021 08:31 AM (D44eV)

5 Is this one of Hunter's?

Posted by: dingbat at July 19, 2021 08:31 AM (l7r96)

6 I'd buy it for a the cost of a drink, I guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 08:31 AM (LvTSG)

7 We want.....
A shrubbery!

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 08:31 AM (U2p+3)

8 No doubt someone will say that this is an example of contrasting colors or shadowing or brush strokes or some crap but the fact remains that it's ugly.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (Cx4ts)

9 Perspective?

what is it?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (sJHOI)

10 what more could a man ask for?

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (F2/Ok)

11 Is this location on Earth?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (O7b05)

12 Now see? This is art.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (45fpk)

13 what more could a man ask for?
Posted by: Quint

Two ears?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (D44eV)

14 Where's the ploughman?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 08:33 AM (/XOcP)

15 9 Perspective?

what is it?
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (sJHOI)

=========

That would go nicely with a bottle of Cheval Blanc 1947.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 08:33 AM (LvTSG)

16 Don't look now, but there's a gigantic crustacean climbing up the side of that house.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 19, 2021 08:33 AM (HaL55)

17 Where's the ploughman?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Behind the horse at the upper left.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 19, 2021 08:33 AM (D44eV)

18 This is OK.

Van Gogh is like Mozart to me; lovely, but it's everywhere. It needs to be put away for a few decades until people can see it with fresh eyes again.

Of course, in a few decades, treasures such as this will either not exist, or a culture to appreciate them won't, so I suppose we may as well look at it now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 08:33 AM (2JVJo)

19 No doubt someone will say that this is an example of
contrasting colors or shadowing or brush strokes or some crap

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (Cx4ts)


Ha! That's almost exactly what I was going to say!

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:34 AM (45fpk)

20 Sniper spotted.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 19, 2021 08:34 AM (flINI)

21 Van Gogh's works are distinctive, even an amateur like me can identify his work...Grandma Moses, too.

Posted by: BignJames at July 19, 2021 08:34 AM (AwYPR)

22 Vinnie Van GoGos has pretty good pizza!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 08:34 AM (yrol0)

23 Is the house on fire?

Posted by: Weasel at July 19, 2021 08:35 AM (RrqtM)

24 Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 08:31 AM (U2p+3)

Good morning, nurse. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 08:35 AM (2JVJo)

25 The Plowman's name was Piers....

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:35 AM (6Je/Q)

26 It looks like something you put on your refrigerator.

I like the colors though.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 19, 2021 08:35 AM (yQpMk)

27 i like this one. would even consider hanging it.\

and sniper is spotted...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at July 19, 2021 08:36 AM (8D42x)

28 Poor plowman, plowing uphill behind a unicorn.

Posted by: huerfano at July 19, 2021 08:36 AM (MzKgG)

29 No doubt someone will say that this is an example of contrasting colors or shadowing or brush strokes or some crap but the fact remains that it's ugly.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (Cx4ts)


Wrong, banana-nose!

I'd hang it cuz I find it appealing.

BONUS! - it's a Van Gogh. So, I'd one up all my neighbors and all they could do is seethe with jealousy.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 08:36 AM (5NkmN)

30 I have no objections. I like it when art does that.

Posted by: t-bird at July 19, 2021 08:36 AM (oY5A0)

31 Now see? This is art.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:32 AM (45fpk)

Agree wholeheartedly!

Posted by: runner at July 19, 2021 08:37 AM (xL9OZ)

32 BONUS! - it's a Van Gogh. So, I'd one up all my neighbors and all they could do is seethe with jealousy.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 08:36 AM (5NkmN)


I'd sell it and retire to Cancun.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:37 AM (45fpk)

33 Good morning, Mister Poppins!
Can't complain. It's been cool and sunny.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 08:37 AM (U2p+3)

34 There must be something(s) about van Gogh I don't get. I'm just not a fan. Maybe seeing it in person and close up makes a difference. Mrs. JTB has seen some of his paintings and tells me they are far more impressive.

Posted by: JTB at July 19, 2021 08:37 AM (7EjX1)

35 28 Poor plowman, plowing uphill behind a unicorn.
Posted by: huerfano at July 19, 2021 08:36 AM (MzKgG)

But the farts are magical!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 08:37 AM (yrol0)

36 Where's the ploughman?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Behind the horse at the upper left.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 19, 2021


***
Ah! Just where you'd expect. Putting the ploughman before the horse would be, let's say, counterproductive.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 08:37 AM (/XOcP)

37 Fear the reaper, not the ploughman!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 08:38 AM (yrol0)

38 Would hang. I like this.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2021 08:38 AM (NpAcC)

39 Vincent van Drone.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 19, 2021 08:39 AM (vy6Aj)

40 The best Van Gogh that I have ever experienced is the one done by Don McLean....

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:39 AM (6Je/Q)

41 Wrong, banana-nose!

I'd hang it cuz I find it appealing.

BONUS! - it's a Van Gogh. So, I'd one up all my neighbors and all they could do is seethe with jealousy.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 08:36 AM (5NkmN)


Two points:

1. I actually have a fairly small nose, thank you.
2. I don't believe that you find it appealing. You even have fake in your nic.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 19, 2021 08:39 AM (Cx4ts)

42 The Plowman's name was Piers....
Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:35 AM (6Je/Q)

***

I am... how do you say... a bit of a plowman myself.

Posted by: The Paolo at July 19, 2021 08:39 AM (flINI)

43 Where's the ploughman?

If you look just to the right of the man with the plough...he's just to the left of that spot.

Posted by: t-bird at July 19, 2021 08:39 AM (8u/ei)

44 Poor plowman, plowing uphill behind a unicorn.

Posted by: huerfano at July 19, 2021 08:36 AM (MzKgG)



But the farts are magical!


The worst part will be weeding the gumdrop trees that'll sprout up after the unicorn has walked through that field.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 19, 2021 08:39 AM (HaL55)

45 All I'm saying is the freaking house has what appear to be flames shooting out of the window, and plow dude is out there plowing away!

Posted by: Weasel at July 19, 2021 08:39 AM (RrqtM)

46 Say what you will about the ploughman, but the man makes a fine lunch

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:39 AM (sJHOI)

47 What's the difference between a ploughman and a plowman?

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:40 AM (45fpk)

48 Alternate title:

"Ploughman, France's First Super-hero, Speeds Out of the Plough Cave from Beneath Stately Chez Plough to...uh...Plough"

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 08:40 AM (5NkmN)

49 47 What's the difference between a ploughman and a plowman?
Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:40 AM (45fpk)

" ugh", I think...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:41 AM (6Je/Q)

50 47 What's the difference between a ploughman and a plowman?
===
u, g, h, and w.

Posted by: dingbat at July 19, 2021 08:41 AM (l7r96)

51
After he painted this he shot himself.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2021 08:42 AM (mht8P)

52 The Dutch cheese farms have always been quite colourful.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 19, 2021 08:42 AM (vuisn)

53 51
After he painted this he shot himself.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2021 08:42 AM (mht8P)

Cart before the horse??

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:43 AM (6Je/Q)

54 one uses a plough and the other, a plow

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:43 AM (sJHOI)

55 47 What's the difference between a ploughman and a plowman?
Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:40 AM (45fpk)

The Atlantic Ocean.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 08:43 AM (G2zl5)

56 2. I don't believe that you find it appealing. You even have fake in your nic.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 19, 2021 08:39 AM


See how easily he does that? He's a natural.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 08:43 AM (n9aSI)

57 The spaghetti harvest was not good that year...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 19, 2021 08:43 AM (7CyHK)

58 I like it but it's not fair.

Posted by: Ziba at July 19, 2021 08:43 AM (S1hrL)

59 The Atlantic Ocean.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 08:43 AM (G2zl5)


Ahh... makes sense.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:44 AM (45fpk)

60 It kind of doesn't make sense. I keep looking for some coherence. Is there a road? There no consistency with the trees or the landscape. I can't even tell what the swirlies on the top left are.

And is that a funky tree or, like our esteemed Weasel asked, is the house on fire?

I don't like it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 08:44 AM (U2p+3)

61 ploughman's probably unvaxxed, better send someone out

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:44 AM (sJHOI)

62 What's the difference between a ploughman and a plowman?
===
u, g, h, and w.
Posted by: dingbat at July 19, 2021 08:41 AM


Thank you. You've been he'pful.

Posted by: Billy Ray Valentine (Capricorn) at July 19, 2021 08:44 AM (n9aSI)

63 60 It kind of doesn't make sense. I keep looking for some coherence. Is there a road? There no consistency with the trees or the landscape. I can't even tell what the swirlies on the top left are.

And is that a funky tree or, like our esteemed Weasel asked, is the house on fire?

I don't like it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 08:44 AM (U2p+3)

Well.... he WAS insane...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:45 AM (6Je/Q)

64 Where's the ploughman?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 08:33 AM (/XOcP)



With the philosopher. They each know their part -- sowing a new mentality.

Posted by: Doof at July 19, 2021 08:45 AM (mZUr4)

65 I think you need to be on absinthe to really get it

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:45 AM (sJHOI)

66 absinthe and schizophrenia

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:45 AM (sJHOI)

67 34 There must be something(s) about van Gogh I don't get. I'm just not a fan. Maybe seeing it in person and close up makes a difference. Mrs. JTB has seen some of his paintings and tells me they are far more impressive.
Posted by: JTB at July 19, 2021 08:37 AM (7EjX1)

I agree with your missus. Van Gogh needs to be seen in person. For me, it's his technique that's attractive more than his subject matter, but I also prefer his japonisme works.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 08:46 AM (OyyDO)

68 60 It kind of doesn't make sense. I keep looking for some coherence. Is there a road? There no consistency with the trees or the landscape. I can't even tell what the swirlies on the top left are.
And is that a funky tree or, like our esteemed Weasel asked, is the house on fire?
I don't like it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 08:44 AM (U2p+3)

Are you implying that the painting isn't balanced properly?

Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 08:46 AM (G2zl5)

69 Not shown, the Ploughman's daughter. What she's up to is left to the viewer's imagination.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 08:46 AM (a3Q+t)

70 It kind of doesn't make sense. I keep looking for some coherence. Is
there a road? There no consistency with the trees or the landscape. I
can't even tell what the swirlies on the top left are.


Manic depression is not known for its order and method, but it can produce some great art.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:46 AM (45fpk)

71 You get the shot for COVID
And I will mark the chart

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:47 AM (sJHOI)

72 Ah! Just where you'd expect. Putting the ploughman before the horse would be, let's say, counterproductive.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 08:37 AM (/XOcP)

But you would have a better view.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 08:47 AM (yrol0)

73 Looks like drunk alien crop circles at center and center right.

Posted by: BignJames at July 19, 2021 08:47 AM (AwYPR)

74 Is a Plowman like a Playa'??

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:47 AM (6Je/Q)

75 It kind of doesn't make sense. I keep looking for some coherence. Is there a road? There no consistency with the trees or the landscape. I can't even tell what the swirlies on the top left are.
And is that a funky tree or, like our esteemed Weasel asked, is the house on fire?
I don't like it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 08:44 AM (U2p+3)

Are you implying that the painting isn't balanced properly?
Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 08:46 AM (G2zl5)
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There's got to be a woodpecker in there, somewhere. Lurking.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 19, 2021 08:47 AM (7CyHK)

76 Not shown, the Ploughman's daughter. What she's up to is left to the viewer's imagination.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 08:46 AM


Gathering nuts in May with the Paolo.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 08:47 AM (n9aSI)

77 69 Not shown, the Ploughman's daughter. What she's up to is left to the viewer's imagination.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 08:46 AM (a3Q+t)

Plough the mans daughter>>The Ploughmans Daughter

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 08:48 AM (yrol0)

78 absinthe and schizophrenia

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:45 AM (sJHOI)



The failed single follow-up to "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 08:48 AM (5NkmN)

79 The lines of perspective make it look as if a giant sink-hole is opening up down left and the house and trees are just starting to slide over the edge.

If I were the plowman, I'd be legging it for teh ridgeline right now.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 19, 2021 08:49 AM (dfRN6)

80 Is 1-D a thing? If so, he nailed it.

Posted by: Cringe Biscuit at July 19, 2021 08:49 AM (Eus9b)

81 Found the sniper. Far left, center. Under the tree. Bad camo. Must be the new guy.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 08:49 AM (OyyDO)

82 The Plowman's name was Piers....
Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021


***
Speed-the-Plow(man)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 08:50 AM (/XOcP)

83 So, is it pronounced

Ploo
Ploff
Pluff
Plo
Plow (ding-ding!)
or Plaw?

Posted by: t-bird at July 19, 2021 08:50 AM (8u/ei)

84 absinthe and schizophrenia

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:45 AM (sJHOI)


The failed single follow-up to "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 08:48 AM (5NkmN)
--------
Incense and Peppermints > Absinthe and Scizophrenia

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 19, 2021 08:50 AM (7CyHK)

85 Don't fear the ploughman, until he gets to the other side.

You've got time.

Posted by: t-bird at July 19, 2021 08:51 AM (8u/ei)

86 So, is it pronounced

Ploo
Ploff
Pluff
Plo
Plow (ding-ding!)
or Plaw?
Posted by: t-bird at July 19, 2021 08:50 AM


Yes. It just depends on where in England you are.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 08:51 AM (n9aSI)

87 Kittuh sleeping on the window sill.

TARDIS is behind the house.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 19, 2021 08:51 AM (QFVV9)

88 There were no drones or airplanes when that painting was painted, especially in flat Holland.

I'm not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens.

Posted by: Giorgio A. Tsoukalos at July 19, 2021 08:52 AM (UHVv4)

89 If you look really closely you can see that the majority of the painting looks to be done with a palette knife.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2021 08:52 AM (NpAcC)

90 Damn, I was hoping for a Hunter painting. I know he uses straws to painting and other things, and worth half a million. The White House will probably have them hanging in every room for visitors to gaze at. Get rid of Stwart's GW and put up something of value.

Posted by: Colin at July 19, 2021 08:52 AM (UF8gN)

91 Morning.

I guess there's a reason Van Gough's best known work is Starry Night. I just really don't like this one. Maybe it's supposed to be all about the colors but there's something just *off* about it.

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 08:52 AM (1Yy3c)

92 Poor plowman, plowing uphill behind a unicorn.

Posted by: huerfano at July 19, 2021


***
Beware that unicorn turning on you. He's got that horn. And a biological ability must be used.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 08:53 AM (/XOcP)

93 89 If you look really closely you can see that the majority of the painting looks to be done with a palette knife.
Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2021 08:52 AM (NpAcC)

Van Gogh, though insane, understood that cleaning brushes is a pain in the ass.....

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:53 AM (6Je/Q)

94 Reminds me of the terrain files in Civ 2. Would hang in Spring, Summer, and Fall, but in winter, it goes to the closet.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at July 19, 2021 08:53 AM (weGKL)

95 What's the difference between a ploughman and a plowman?
===
u, g, h, and w.
Posted by: dingbat at July 19, 2021 08:41 AM

Thank you. You've been he'pful.
Posted by: Billy Ray Valentine (Capricorn) at July 19, 2021 08:44 AM (n9aSI)


I believe it is in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Three Garridebs" where Holmes notices that a man pretending to be English is actually American because he spells the word as "plow" instead of "plough."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (2JVJo)

96 I like it - Vincent seems to have had a drone.
Posted by: Tonypete

And WHY did he cut his ear off ?

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (arJlL)

97 Van Gogh.

Van Goff.

Rhymes with Cough.

Not Van Go as in Go Johnny Go, Go.

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (1Yy3c)

98 Found the sniper. Far left, center. Under the tree. Bad camo. Must be the new guy.
Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 08:49 AM


* thinks "Looking for the sniper first thing? We can't have had that bad of an influence on Kris so quickly" *

WHO ARE YOU, AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH KRIS????!?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (a3Q+t)

99 Dude, your shit's all retarded.

Posted by: Van Gough's Neighbor at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (Eus9b)

100 If CBD posted a Hunter painting?

Not sure I want to be around for that

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 08:55 AM (sJHOI)

101 Manic depression is not known for its order and method, but it can produce some great art.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:46 AM (45fpk)


How about just plain old chronic depression? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 08:55 AM (2JVJo)

102 Normally, I like French Impressionism.

This one, though.

Meh.

I think it might be that the perspective seems a bit skewed.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 19, 2021 08:55 AM (2SdPm)

103 I believe it is in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Three Garridebs" where Holmes notices that a man pretending to be English is actually American because he spells the word as "plow" instead of "plough."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM


If memory serves, your are correct, sir.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 08:55 AM (n9aSI)

104 What's the difference between a ploughman and a plowman?
Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:40 AM (45fpk)

The Atlantic Ocean.
Posted by: Buzzion

THIRD BASE !

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 08:55 AM (arJlL)

105 Well, it is no Joan Miro...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:56 AM (6Je/Q)

106 I don't see the space monster. I guess the Doctor was successful in his mission.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 08:56 AM (LvTSG)

107 It seems rathe rough
On Vincent van Guff
When folks in the know
Call him Vincent van Go
For unless I'm way off
He's Vincent van Gogh

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 19, 2021 08:56 AM (7CyHK)

108 * thinks "Looking for the sniper first thing? We can't have had that bad of an influence on Kris so quickly" *

WHO ARE YOU, AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH KRIS????!?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM


It's too late. She came here. She breathed the air. She is of the Horde now.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (n9aSI)

109 Perspective is all wonky; looks like it was taken through a fish-eye lens. Not a fan of this one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (eIdZb)

110 How about just plain old chronic depression? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 08:55 AM (2JVJo)


My heart is with you, my friend.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (45fpk)

111 Manic depression is not known for its order and method, but it can produce some great art.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 08:46 AM (45fpk)

How about just plain old chronic depression? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 08:55 AM (2JVJo)

I got the cure for what ails you.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Drug Dealer at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (1Yy3c)

112 "Of course, the sniper is obvious in this one, so that's enough of the Mona Lisa..."

Posted by: Kris' Tours of the Louvre at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (8u/ei)

113 After he painted this he shot himself.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Some people will do anything to avoid cleaning brushes......

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (arJlL)

114 Willowed:

Saw "Black Widow" this weekend because the lively and surprising Mrs naturalfake surprisingly wanted to see it.

Basically, it's Marvel's version of a James Bond movie, specifically "Moonraker"(shares some plot points) which they tip at the beginning of the movie.

I'd say the movie is a success on that count and would rank as an upper midtier Bond flick - cuz there are a lot, a lot of iffy quality Bond flicks.

And yes, Marvel made a huge tactical and dramatic error putting out CM instead of this.

However....the best part of the movie was the "WTF? Oh, c'mon! Laughing at " audience reaction to the after credits scene.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (5NkmN)

115 This is my favorite Van Gogh:

https://tinyurl.com/54k58pdh

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (LvTSG)

116 I think the proper label would be plough person if you do not want to piss of the SJWs.

But I like this. Van Gogh had a very interesting style and I always find myself intrigued by his colors, perspective and themes.

Plus he was crazy, so it makes his art even more interesting.

Posted by: Czech Chick at July 19, 2021 08:58 AM (haWye)

117 109 Perspective is all wonky; looks like it was taken through a fish-eye lens. Not a fan of this one.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (eIdZb)

So Van Gogh was living like RUSH then...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 08:58 AM (6Je/Q)

118 I got the cure for what ails you.
Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Drug Dealer at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM


Go on...

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent at July 19, 2021 08:58 AM (n9aSI)

119 Nice.
Would hang in my house.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 19, 2021 08:58 AM (QMwOT)

120 Look at that S car go...

It's a van, dude.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 19, 2021 08:58 AM (F0YaR)

121 The writer of the advertisement also used "buckboards" -- an American usage, my dear MPPPP, if ever there was one.

Pass me that syringe, would you, dear chap?

Posted by: sherlock holmes at July 19, 2021 08:58 AM (UHVv4)

122 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. On the street he was known as Vinnie the Brush.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 08:59 AM (axyOa)

123
8,90 Sq. Meters - a limerick

There once was a farmer named Bakers
Said "Farmings no game for mere fakers
Come nighttime, don't you see
That my feet are killing me
I plowed all day, and only got two achers!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 08:59 AM (Xwt96)

124 67 ... "I agree with your missus. Van Gogh needs to be seen in person. For me, it's his technique that's attractive more than his subject matter, but I also prefer his japonisme works."

Kris, Thanks for mentioning van Gogh's japonisme (new term to me) paintings. I looked up some. They were a delightful and complete surprise, so different from what I think is his 'typical' works.

Posted by: JTB at July 19, 2021 08:59 AM (7EjX1)

125 She is of the Horde now.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (n9aSI)

One of us! One of us!

Posted by: Robert, Commencing With The Ritual Naked Fire Dancing at July 19, 2021 08:59 AM (1Yy3c)

126 8,090 sq meters

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 08:59 AM (Xwt96)

127 125 She is of the Horde now.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 08:57 AM (n9aSI)

One of us! One of us!
Posted by: Robert, Commencing With The Ritual Naked Fire Dancing at July 19, 2021 08:59 AM (1Yy3c)

=======

Gooble gobble!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 08:59 AM (LvTSG)

128 I kind of like the painting. It's a patchwork quilt of small fields in a narrow mountain valley as seen from a height.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:00 AM (cSyAR)

129
I like it - Vincent seems to have had a drone.

Posted by: Tonypete



And WHY did he cut his ear off ?

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (arJlL)

someone was droning on too much?

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 09:00 AM (F2/Ok)

130 129 And WHY did he cut his ear off ?

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (arJlL)

=======

No one would stop the hammering.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:00 AM (LvTSG)

131 Nurse!

I came home the other day and my wife was laughing.....it seems the lesbians across the street got a new vehicle while they were on vacation last week.

Wife says "Did you see across the street they got a LEZBARU!!???"

I was quite amused and owe it all to you.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 19, 2021 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

132 The failed single follow-up to "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 08:48 AM (5NkmN)


IIRC, the band had broken up shortly after releasing "Hanky Panky," and only got back together after a local DJ kept playing the song over and over and the record company had to contact James to say, "you guys need to get on the road, promo that song and record another one."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:01 AM (2JVJo)

133 I believe it is in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Three Garridebs" where Holmes notices that a man pretending to be English is actually American because he spells the word as "plow" instead of "plough."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (2JVJo)

That's also the one Watson gets shot (again).

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:01 AM (OyyDO)

134 130 129 And WHY did he cut his ear off ?

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (arJlL)

=======

No one would stop the hammering.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:00 AM (LvTSG)

Lol!!!

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:01 AM (6Je/Q)

135 ploughxerdragonkinstarseed

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 09:01 AM (sJHOI)

136 And WHY did he cut his ear off ?

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 08:54 AM (arJlL)


He was tired of hearing people mispronounce his last name.

It's pronounced Van Doofin-daffin-dingler-Pelican{/i], people!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 09:02 AM (5NkmN)

137 The writer of the advertisement also used "buckboards" -- an American usage, my dear MPPPP, if ever there was one.

Pass me that syringe, would you, dear chap?
Posted by: sherlock holmes at July 19, 2021 08:58 AM (UHVv4)


Of course, Holmes. Pass the gasogene, would you, old man?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:03 AM (2JVJo)

138 Lovely piece. Painted in San Remy while Van Gogh was a mental patient at the St. Paul Asylum. Starry Night was also from this time.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at July 19, 2021 09:03 AM (vN+oL)

139 the break in Draggin the Line is T James greatest contribution

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 09:03 AM (sJHOI)

140 That's also the one Watson gets shot (again).
Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:01 AM (OyyDO)
---------------

Which Watson?

The Watson that worked with Basil Rathbone or the Watson that worked with Jeremy Brett?

Because if it was the former, he needed to be shot a few more times.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 19, 2021 09:04 AM (2SdPm)

141 Dr Watson > Emma Watson

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 09:04 AM (sJHOI)

142 141 Dr Watson > Emma Watson
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 09:04 AM (sJHOI)

You left out Emily Watson...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:05 AM (6Je/Q)

143 I was quite amused and owe it all to you.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt


It makes me happy to no end to make a lasting joke that entertains and brings a smile!

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:05 AM (U2p+3)

144 So the plough is one horse power.
I wonder what makes his van go?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 09:05 AM (axyOa)

145 Little bastard shot me right in the ass.

Posted by: dr john watson at July 19, 2021 09:05 AM (UHVv4)

146 Moonraker is not awful, whatever is said.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 19, 2021 09:05 AM (/hXfz)

147 I kind of like the painting. It's a patchwork quilt of small fields in a narrow mountain valley as seen from a height.
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:00 AM (cSyAR)

Typical Dutch countryside, then?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 09:05 AM (eIdZb)

148 It is the opinion of the Academy that the artist of this portrait should give up painting and pursue landscape architecture.

Posted by: Vienna Academy of Fine Arts at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (9a317)

149 I need Watson, dammit!

Posted by: Alexander Graham Bell at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (a3Q+t)

150 Of course, Holmes. Pass the gasogene, would you, old man?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:03 AM


*holds out glass of whisky*

Kindly pass that over when you're finished. There's a good man.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (n9aSI)

151 The Good, the Bad, and the Furry

https://youtu.be/4P4q_wwyybE

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (d9FiS)

152 That's also the one Watson gets shot (again).
Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:01 AM (OyyDO)


Granada TV did an adaptation of it, but because Jeremy Brett was so sick, he hardly makes any appearance in it at all, and Edward Hardwicke's Watson shoulders the burden of the case.

BTW, have I mentioned that Peter Cushing did a few Holmes adaptations in the 1970s? Typical low budget BBC and his Watson is in the blustery Nigel Bruce mode, but their versions of A Study in Scarlet and The Boscombe Valley Mystery have their own charm.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (2JVJo)

153 Is the artist's name properly pronounced Van Go, or Van Goff?

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (cSyAR)

154 Fishing Boats on the Beach and Almond Blossoms are Van Gogh's best works. I also like his series of Sunflowers in Vase.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (2DOZq)

155 Is that one of hunter's paintings?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (GPwVZ)

156 124 67 ... "I agree with your missus. Van Gogh needs to be seen in person. For me, it's his technique that's attractive more than his subject matter, but I also prefer his japonisme works."

Kris, Thanks for mentioning van Gogh's japonisme (new term to me) paintings. I looked up some. They were a delightful and complete surprise, so different from what I think is his 'typical' works.
Posted by: JTB at July 19, 2021 08:59 AM (7EjX1)

Japonisme: The European fad for all things Japanese. Artists especially went gaga over Japanese prints, which were really cheap in Europe. The Europeans liked the subject matter, composition and clash of patterns in the eastern works and replicated the styles a lot. Japonisme was a HUGE influence on late 19th century art. The Impressionists especially.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (OyyDO)

157 Is the artist's name properly pronounced Van Go, or Van Goff?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (cSyAR)

Van Biden

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (GPwVZ)

158 153 Is the artist's name properly pronounced Van Go, or Van Goff?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (cSyAR)

Van Halen, I think...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (6Je/Q)

159 Yeah, not a Nigel Bruce fan. Watson wasn't a buffoon just not as brilliant as Holmes.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (UHVv4)

160 I can't stand the Nigel Bruce Watson.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (cSyAR)

161 156 Japonisme: The European fad for all things Japanese. Artists especially went gaga over Japanese prints, which were really cheap in Europe. The Europeans liked the subject matter, composition and clash of patterns in the eastern works and replicated the styles a lot. Japonisme was a HUGE influence on late 19th century art. The Impressionists especially.
Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (OyyDO)

=========

Admiring and replicating the artistic works of other cultures is white supremacy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (LvTSG)

162 Northernluker, it is pronounced with an "a" -"Ga-hh".

Posted by: runner at July 19, 2021 09:08 AM (xL9OZ)

163 161
Admiring and replicating the artistic works of other cultures is white supremacy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (LvTSG)

Mais oui...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:08 AM (6Je/Q)

164 Is the artist's name properly pronounced Van Go, or Van Goff?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (cSyAR)

Van Biden
Posted by: Nevergiveup

No wonder he cut off his ear and shot himself.

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 09:08 AM (arJlL)

165
"Plowboy" used to be an insult. Now that we're not allowed to assume genders, what do we say?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2021 09:09 AM (mht8P)

166 Angular!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 19, 2021 09:09 AM (MufmD)

167 Sodbuster >Plowboy...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:09 AM (6Je/Q)

168
Is the artist's name properly pronounced Van Go, or Van Goff?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM (cSyAR)

________

It's Van Goff in Scotland.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (mht8P)

169 164 No wonder he cut off his ear and shot himself.
Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 09:08 AM (arJlL)

=========

He was accidentally shot by a local boy, and Van Gogh refused to give him up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (LvTSG)

170 woo how....stock market is tanking

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (GPwVZ)

171 What's the gray stuff behind the house?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (Mzdiz)

172 Is the artist's name properly pronounced Van Go, or Van Goff?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021


***
OT: Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts created Charlie's Angels.

In their defense, they also wrote the greatest cops-and-robbers movie ever, White Heat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (/XOcP)

173 Typical Dutch countryside, then?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 09:05 AM (eIdZb)

Only if you count their Caribbean islands!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (Q9lwr)

174 170 woo how....stock market is tanking
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (GPwVZ)

So... get vaccinated!!!

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (6Je/Q)

175 170 woo how....stock market is tanking
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (GPwVZ)

=========

1 year ago, a 2% drop in the DOW would be proof positive of a new depression that could only be saved by electing Joe Biden to the presidency.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (LvTSG)

176 Admiring and replicating the artistic works of other cultures is white supremacy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (LvTSG)

So what's it called, I wonder, when other cultures emulate and adapt lilly white Western culture?

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (1Yy3c)

177 THIRD BASE !
Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 08:55 AM (arJlL)

Why is it always about sex?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (yrol0)

178
woo how....stock market is tanking

_______

Oh, you mean the Trump stock market?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (mht8P)

179 Japonisme: The European fad for all things Japanese. Artists especially went gaga over Japanese prints, which were really cheap in Europe. The Europeans liked the subject matter, composition and clash of patterns in the eastern works and replicated the styles a lot. Japonisme was a HUGE influence on late 19th century art. The Impressionists especially.
Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (OyyDO)


Hence the "Japanese Village" in Knightsbridge which indirectly led W.S. Gilbert to create The Mikado.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (2JVJo)

180 140 That's also the one Watson gets shot (again).
Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:01 AM (OyyDO)
---------------

Which Watson?

The Watson that worked with Basil Rathbone or the Watson that worked with Jeremy Brett?

Because if it was the former, he needed to be shot a few more times.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 19, 2021 09:04 AM (2SdPm)

The one Doyle invented. It's in the original story.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (OyyDO)

181 So what's it called, I wonder, when other cultures emulate and adapt lilly white Western culture?
Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (1Yy3c)
---------

Reparations.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (2SdPm)

182 Granada TV did an adaptation of it, but because Jeremy Brett was so sick, he hardly makes any appearance in it at all, and Edward Hardwicke's Watson shoulders the burden of the case.

Yeah, he partners with Mycroft in that episode. Brett died very soon after that, if I remember.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (OyyDO)

183 176
So what's it called, I wonder, when other cultures emulate and adapt lilly white Western culture?
Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (1Yy3c)

=========

That's just their culture.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (LvTSG)

184 (Imagines the Horde, seated at their computer desks, all horking up loogies in an effort to properly pronounce "Van Gogh")

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 09:11 AM (eIdZb)

185 I have a feeling the markets are tanking for a reason OTHER than the one being trumpeted on the news

just my two cents...

I hear something on the news and just instantly discount it, nowadays.

maybe the reason is, inflation is bad and QE can't last forever?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 19, 2021 09:12 AM (j9HX3)

186 169 164 No wonder he cut off his ear and shot himself.
Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 09:08 AM (arJlL)

After cutting off his earmarked he couldn't see through his glasses anymore, which would be depressing.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:12 AM (cSyAR)

187 Is the artist's name properly pronounced Van Go, or Van Goff?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:06 AM


Sort of like Hoch, with a very guttural H and ch. Best I can do in print. Dutch is...Dutch.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:12 AM (n9aSI)

188 Just call him Vinnie V and leave it at that...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:12 AM (6Je/Q)

189 When he started in music, Van Gogh would play by ear. He used the same techniques in his art, but sadly, he was only half as good as he used to be.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (axyOa)

190 Ear dammit.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (cSyAR)

191 On the UK Antiques Roadshow one of them said that the Japonaisse style started (influencing the impressionists et alia) because after the opening and the importing of Japanese porcelain started, the dishes were wrapped in the 'flat' Japanese prints as packing paper.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (UHVv4)

192 Van Gogh's self portrait drove Peter O'Toole crazy in The Night of the Generals.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (d9FiS)

193
woo how....stock market is tanking

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (GPwVZ)

Not surprising. I'll bet we get a correction...5%? 10%

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (Q9lwr)

194 Is the artist's name properly pronounced Van Go, or Van Goff?

Wikipedia has it pronounced similar to "Van Loch", with the strangulation at the end.

Posted by: t-bird at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (oY5A0)

195 Yeah, not a Nigel Bruce fan. Watson wasn't a buffoon just not as brilliant as Holmes.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021


***
Absolutely. Watson was a doctor and an ex-soldier. He could not have been a complete dummy. And we saw that he learned observation and deductive techniques from Holmes. He wasn't usually right in his conclusions -- but remember, Holmes had been doing this his entire adult life, while Watson had only been attempting it for a few years.

On the other hand, any doctor worth his quinine should be good at observation.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (/XOcP)

196
Impending Foreclosure - a limerick

There once was a farmer named Howe
After spending all day at the plow
He said, "Listen my friend,
Can you not comprehend
Why I look at you with furrowed brow?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:14 AM (Xwt96)

197 I'm turning Japonaise, I'm turning Japonaise...

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:14 AM (6Je/Q)

198 He was accidentally shot by a local boy, and Van Gogh refused to give him up.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish

Really ?

Ya sure it wasn't Oswald ?

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 09:14 AM (arJlL)

199 FenelonSpouse said, in his usual laconic way when I ask him to comment on artwork which I'm sure he'd really like: "I like the colors." I thought he'd say more since Van Gogh is one of his favorites artists, and he's read a lot about he and his artwork-but, nope-that was it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 09:14 AM (k39e/)

200 Ear dammit.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (cSyAR)

Ear what? I can't ear a thing! It's very quiet.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 09:14 AM (Q9lwr)

201 What's the gray stuff behind the house?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (Mzdiz)

fertilizer...merde

Posted by: BignJames at July 19, 2021 09:14 AM (AwYPR)

202 Sodbuster >Plowboy...
Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:09 AM (6Je/Q)


Ah, Rubber Duck to Sodbuster, come over
Yeah, 10-4, Sodbuster?
Listen, you wanna put that micra-bus in behind that suicide jockey?
Yeah, he's haulin' dynamite, and he needs all the help he can get

Posted by: Doof at July 19, 2021 09:14 AM (mZUr4)

203 193
woo how....stock market is tanking

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 19, 2021 09:10 AM (GPwVZ)

Not surprising. I'll bet we get a correction...5%? 10%

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (Q9lwr)

Quick!!!! Buy Precious Metals!!! Rawwwk!!!

Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:15 AM (6Je/Q)

204 any doctor worth his quinine should be good at observation.

*****

Huh? What'd I miss?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:15 AM (Xwt96)

205 Horde mind re. Watson -- unless it's a Canadian thing instead?

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:15 AM (UHVv4)

206 On the UK Antiques Roadshow one of them said that the Japonaisse style started (influencing the impressionists et alia) because after the opening and the importing of Japanese porcelain started, the dishes were wrapped in the 'flat' Japanese prints as packing paper.
Posted by: andycanuck

I thought it was because of the Parisian exhibition of18th century Japanese prints in the late 1800s?

Posted by: runner at July 19, 2021 09:15 AM (xL9OZ)

207 159 Yeah, not a Nigel Bruce fan. Watson wasn't a buffoon just not as brilliant as Holmes.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (UHVv4)

My test of a good version of Sherlock Holmes is how Watson is portrayed. Holmes would NEVER tolerate a buffoonish Watson. Look at his attitude toward Lestrade. That's one reason I really enjoy the Downey/Holmes movies. Watson is intelligent and a full partner. And I really like how they play up Watson's exasperation with Holmes' eccentricities. They're fun, but faithful where they need to be.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (OyyDO)

208 Ear dammit.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (cSyAR)


Where???

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (axyOa)

209 I'm turning Japonaise, I'm turning Japonaise...
Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:14 AM


You really think so?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (n9aSI)

210 Huh. The Dow is off over 700 points; oil is down nearly 4$ a barrel. Unexpectedly is about to make a fresh appearance.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (F0YaR)

211 @julie_kelly2
Listening to sentencing hearing for Paul Hodgkins. He pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, a felony DOJ is tacking on to mostly misdemeanor cases (like Hodgkins) for roughly 200 defendants. He has no criminal history, DOJ wants 18 months in jail.
While we wait, I want to share the silly rhetoric in DOJ sentencing memo. "Hodgkins admitted that he corruptly obstructed and impeded an official proceeding, namely the certification of the Electoral College vote count. He did so by unlawfully entering the U.S. Capitol...
alongside hundreds of other rioters with whom he shared in a unified goal: to block Congress from completing the certification. Defendant's obstructive conduct took place amidst a violent riot that engulfed the entire Capitol. The riot resulted in evacuations,
vote count...
https://tinyurl.com/yebtzwvr

Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (cF8AT)

212 Is the artist's name properly pronounced Van Go, or Van Goff?

Wikipedia has it pronounced similar to "Van Loch", with the strangulation at the end.
Posted by: t-bird

So, they just pulled an L outta their ass ?

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (arJlL)

213 Ploughing is his wont.

Posted by: Mobin's Special Gift at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (+9zPa)

214 Th*that took place in the 1800s

Posted by: runner at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (xL9OZ)

215 Y'all are going to mock me, but I really enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (0PYT3)

216 No wonder he cut off his ear and shot himself.

I found the bastard who cut off my ear!

Posted by: Van Biden Shit My Pants! at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (W66RU)

217 Metals are down a bit too.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (UHVv4)

218 Is that one of hunter's paintings?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 19, 2021 09:07 AM (GPwVZ)

Nope; Hunter isn't nearly as talented as Van Gogh was, and he's also made a lot more money on his artwork than Van Gogh ever made in his lifetime. Also, Van Gogh wasn't painting as a form of political grift.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (k39e/)

219 My test of a good version of Sherlock Holmes is how Watson is portrayed. Holmes would NEVER tolerate a buffoonish Watson. Look at his attitude toward Lestrade. That's one reason I really enjoy the Downey/Holmes movies. Watson is intelligent and a full partner. And I really like how they play up Watson's exasperation with Holmes' eccentricities. They're fun, but faithful where they need to be.


agree and that's why House was the best modern adaptation

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (j9HX3)

220 Y'all are going to mock me, but I really enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (0PYT3)
-----------

The first couple of seasons, it was fun.

However, that show really went off the rails in a hurry.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (2SdPm)

221 Ear dammit.
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:13 AM (cSyAR)
Where???
Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM


There. *points*
There artist.
*points*
Ear Horde.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (n9aSI)

222 Maybe I'll watch some Holmes tonight. God knows I need distraction and entertainment.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:18 AM (2JVJo)

223 Imagine Vincent van Gogh in the anime industry

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:18 AM (ObMtJ)

224 That's one reason I really enjoy the Downey/Holmes movies. Watson is intelligent and a full partner. And I really like how they play up Watson's exasperation with Holmes' eccentricities. They're fun, but faithful where they need to be.
Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021


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True. Jude Law's Watson is a fair portrayal, because when Watson first meets Holmes, the former is just back from Afghanistan. In other words, he was a young man, not middle-aged as Watson is usually played. The adventures of A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four were very early in their partnership, and both were fairly young men. We should see that more often in adaptations.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:18 AM (/XOcP)

225 I had August for the crash

maybe this is like a prelude

wait til august tho it's going to be epic

we're out of string to push

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 19, 2021 09:18 AM (j9HX3)

226 Wikipedia has it pronounced similar to "Van Loch", with the strangulation at the end.

******

The 'gh' isn't quite silent, it's just implied.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:18 AM (Xwt96)

227 @julie_kelly2
Joe Biden's DOJ: "With respect to specific deterrence, courts have recognized that terrorists[,] [even those] with no prior criminal behavior, are unique among criminals in the likelihood of recidivism, the difficulty of rehabilitation, and the need for incapacitation."

Insane.

tErRoRIsT "The government recognizes Hodgkins did not personally destroy property or engage in any violence against law enforcement. But he was surrounded by others who were doing both, and he entered the Capitol as others had paved the way with destruction and violence."

https://tinyurl.com/yjcqmhr7

Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 09:18 AM (cF8AT)

228 FenelonSpouse said, in his usual laconic way when I ask him to comment on artwork which I'm sure he'd really like: "I like the colors." I thought he'd say more since Van Gogh is one of his favorites artists, and he's read a lot about he and his artwork-but, nope-that was it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

You should check and see if he still has both ears.....

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM (arJlL)

229 Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (cF8AT)

What illiterate DC dweller wrote that idiocy ?

Posted by: runner at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM (xL9OZ)

230 Just call him Vinnie V and leave it at that...
Posted by: kraken at July 19, 2021 09:12 AM (6Je/Q)
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Vinnie the Ear

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM (7CyHK)

231 He was tired of hearing people mispronounce his last name.

It's pronounced Van Doofin-daffin-dingler-Pelican{/i], people!
Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 09:02 AM (5NkmN)


I'm not even sure how you pronounce {/i].

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM (Cx4ts)

232 So, they just pulled an L outta their ass ?

No, I just meant the final sound, because everyone knows "Loch".

To me, the whole thing sounds just like German "Koch"

Posted by: t-bird at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM (l0Lgi)

233 And Martin Freeman as Watson.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM (0PYT3)

234 Y'all are going to mock me, but I really enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (0PYT3)


I won't mock you. Chacun a son gout. I only saw part of one (I think it was an adaptation of A Study in Scarlet) and didn't like it. I prefer Jeremy Brett.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM (2JVJo)

235 215 Y'all are going to mock me, but I really enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (0PYT3)

=========

He was good. It wasn't his fault the show got really stupid after a few seasons.

Seriously, that was just the easiest little money maker. Every 18 months or so, return with another 3-4 little Sherlock adventures, running through the Doyle stories in modern form or creating new ones. Instead they decided that Sherlock needed to go epic and absurd.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM (LvTSG)

236 The Nigel Bruce Watson was also significantly older than Holmes. That also bothered me.
If I understood the books correctly Watson was a lady's man, which Bruce certainly wasn't.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:20 AM (cSyAR)

237 >>Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 09:16 AM (cF8AT)


No mention of the irate dykes pounding on the doors and screaming during the Kavanaugh Vote?


Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 09:20 AM (L6M1D)

238 Instead they decided that Sherlock needed to go epic and absurd.


"show-runners getting bored" is the entertainment media's biggest problem nowadays

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 19, 2021 09:20 AM (j9HX3)

239 I liked the contemporary Sherlock Sherlock too although the earlier ones in the series were much the better.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:20 AM (UHVv4)

240 I really enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (0PYT3)

Martin Freeman as Watson was excellent too! But the story line got ridiculous.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 09:21 AM (Q9lwr)

241 215 Y'all are going to mock me, but I really enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (0PYT3)

I thought they were good too. It's all in the Watson. That last episode with Charles Augustus Milverton was horrible though. Jeremy Brett will always be my gold standard.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:21 AM (OyyDO)

242 I prefer Jeremy Brett.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM


^^^ This. Brett Holmes is best Holmes.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:21 AM (n9aSI)

243 Horde mind re. Watson -- unless it's a Canadian thing instead?
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:15 AM (UHVv4)

I thought Watson's bluster, as portrayed by Nigel Bruce, was stereotypical of the "retired Colonial Officer" type. A fellow that had been used to dealing with Wogs his entire career.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 09:22 AM (eIdZb)

244 Y'all are going to mock me, but I really enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021


***
Cumberbatch is a fine actor. He'd have made a good Holmes in some ways. However, the modern tendency is to portray Holmes as a near-sociopath, as having Asperger's, and so forth. In Doyle's stories he was not any of those things. Thus the series with Cumberbatch, and even worse the one with Lucy Liu (whom I love) as Dr. Watson with a modern Asperger-y Holmes, was annoying to me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:22 AM (/XOcP)

245 "Miss,"said the lady in First Class. "This is my first trip to the Islands. Can you tell me, is it pronounced 'Ha-vi-ee' or Ha-why-we'?"

"It is Ha-vi-ee." the flight attendant replied.

"Oh thank you" said the lady.

"You Velcome" said the flight attendant.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 09:22 AM (axyOa)

246 I prefer Jeremy Brett.

I have heard people say that a lot. So the other evening, Rev and I streamed the first episode of the series. Halfway through, I said "Are you remotely entertained by this?" Answer was No so we re-watched an episode of The Chosen.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 09:22 AM (45fpk)

247 Getting very close to substantial completion at Penn State, to think the initial consultancy started in 2017 and we started the project in 2019, and worked all through the plandemic bullshit to get to this point, it's pretty gratifying that it's very nearly over.


I may take a couple of days off when it's over.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 19, 2021 09:23 AM (qmgN2)

248 You should check and see if he still has both ears.....
Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 09:19 AM (arJlL)

He probably should check that. I am tired of telling him in my more irritable moments, "Go to the doctor and get your ear checked. Either you have wax in your ears or you're going deaf."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 09:23 AM (k39e/)

249 If I understood the books correctly Watson was a lady's man, which Bruce certainly wasn't.
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021


***
Well maybe not a James Bond, but he had an eye for female attractiveness. He was a young man, after all, when he met his future wife in the second novel.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:23 AM (/XOcP)

250 I liked House M.D. as well.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:23 AM (UHVv4)

251 Lucy Liu (whom I love) as Dr. Watson with a modern Asperger-y Holmes, was annoying to me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:22 AM (/XOcP)

Never saw it, but looking at Lucy Liu is never annoying.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 09:23 AM (Q9lwr)

252 No bewbs, but sniper rich environment.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 19, 2021 09:24 AM (ltbe7)

253 247 Getting very close to substantial completion at Penn State, to think the initial consultancy started in 2017 and we started the project in 2019, and worked all through the plandemic bullshit to get to this point, it's pretty gratifying that it's very nearly over.


I may take a couple of days off when it's over.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 19, 2021 09:23 AM (qmgN2)

=========

I went to Hollywood Studios in Orlando last week. Getting into the Muppet 3D show, the employees demanded that all the unmasked guests crowd into the space as tightly as possible to fit in as many people as possible.

It's over except in the blue enclaves who will never let go. That's our future. The blue enclaves are going to latch onto covid forever. The rest of the country has already moved on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:24 AM (LvTSG)

254 The movie Loving Vincent speculates on van Gogh's life and death. It is an animated movie made with oil paint in van Gogh's style.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 19, 2021 09:24 AM (d9FiS)

255 Watson's war wound was quickly forgotten in all the film versions but, to be fair, it tended to wander in the stories.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:24 AM (cSyAR)

256 The hillside on the left - all melty and fluid. Precursor to Dali. Or maybe Salvador just copied outright. Artistes tend to do that

Posted by: kallisto at July 19, 2021 09:25 AM (DJFLF)

257 Imagine Vincent van Gogh in the anime industry
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:18 AM (ObMtJ)

All the girls have one tit cut off?

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:25 AM (1Yy3c)

258 215 Y'all are going to mock me, but I really enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (0PYT3)

Not at all. They went absurdist way too soon, and unnecessarily so, but Cumberbatch is an excellent actor, and I liked his take on Sherlock. My favorite episode was A Scandal In Belgravia - I even liked the Irene Adler character, and how she matched up against Sherlock, as well as the Moriarty intro.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 19, 2021 09:25 AM (mdjgu)

259 We were at a museum yesterday and I saw 3 Van Gogh paintings I had never seen before

Posted by: vmom restituere verum papam at July 19, 2021 09:25 AM (BU+6J)

260 254 The movie Loving Vincent speculates on van Gogh's life and death. It is an animated movie made with oil paint in van Gogh's style.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 19, 2021 09:24 AM (d9FiS)

==========

A wonderful watch once, purely because of the art style. It's not really that interesting of a movie beyond that, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:25 AM (LvTSG)

261 I prefer Jeremy Brett.

I have heard people say that a lot. So the other evening, Rev and I streamed the first episode of the series. Halfway through, I said "Are you remotely entertained by this?" Answer was No so we re-watched an episode of The Chosen.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021


***
Was it something about Brett, or the pacing of the episode? Or do you prefer Basil Rathbone (still a superb Holmes even today)?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:25 AM (/XOcP)

262 Japanese Sherlock Holmes anime for kids - Sherlock Hound. A TMS-RAI joint production. This is the Japanese opening song.

https://youtu.be/spBgTrRbKgw

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:25 AM (ObMtJ)

263 >>Never saw it, but looking at Lucy Liu is never annoying.


Beats looking at Sandra Oh.

That one looks like a cross between Cher and Rocky Dennis.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 09:26 AM (L6M1D)

264 Robert, that is... disturbingly Amazonian

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:26 AM (ObMtJ)

265 >Never saw it, but looking at Lucy Liu is never annoying.


Beats looking at Sandra Oh.

That one looks like a cross between Cher and Rocky Dennis.
Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 09:26 AM (L6M1D)

What about meeeeee!!!!!

Posted by: Maizy Harono at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (ltbe7)

266 Was it something about Brett, or the pacing of the episode? Or do you prefer Basil Rathbone (still a superb Holmes even today)?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:25 AM (/XOcP)


I didn't care for Brett. Seemed like a simpering pasty boy. Could barely stand to look at his lips. (now there's a good reason - ha!) Also the storyline seemed stupid and slow.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (45fpk)

267 @253

>>The rest of the country has already moved on.

Yep, I really don't believe they are going to be able to re-impose large scale lockdowns.


The Red States aren't going to put up with that bullshit and I don't blue state denizens will either.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (qmgN2)

268 How much would it have sucked to be a Left Hand Dominant Amazon?

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (L6M1D)

269 "You Velcome" said the flight attendant.

***

Heh!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (Xwt96)

270 Lucy Liu (whom I love) as Dr. Watson with a modern Asperger-y Holmes, was annoying to me.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021

Never saw it, but looking at Lucy Liu is never annoying.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021


***
She was my only reason to look at it. I've forgotten the title, which shows how memorable it was. The actor playing Sherlock was this weedy fellow who looked like he needed a shave.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (/XOcP)

271 Also, Van Gogh wasn't painting as a form of political grift.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (k39e/)


I have to say that I enjoy this in your face form of political graft and bribery.

Painting lousy crap instead of writing lousy crap cuz who'd believe Hunter wrote anything since his rep is that of a drugged out scumbag.

So...painting it is!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (5NkmN)

272 267 Yep, I really don't believe they are going to be able to re-impose large scale lockdowns.


The Red States aren't going to put up with that bullshit and I don't blue state denizens will either.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (qmgN2)

==========

This Los Angeles mask mandate will be interesting to watch.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:28 AM (LvTSG)

273 251 Lucy Liu (whom I love) as Dr. Watson with a modern Asperger-y Holmes, was annoying to me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:22 AM (/XOcP)

Never saw it, but looking at Lucy Liu is never annoying.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 09:23 AM (Q9lwr)

Elementary really doesn't get a lot of love with Holmes fans, especially in comparison with the BBC Sherlock series, but I liked it a lot; probably more as a series than the BBC one. Elementary's take on Moriarty is especially good, I thought.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 19, 2021 09:28 AM (mdjgu)

274 I can't say I truly cared for Rathbone Holmes being set in the 40s. But Rathbone was good.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:28 AM (cSyAR)

275 Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (5NkmN

Yes; it is certainly brazenly in your face.
Didn't Hunter also have a memoir recently, that was obviously written by a ghostwriter?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 09:29 AM (k39e/)

276 Watson's war wound was quickly forgotten in all the film versions but, to be fair, it tended to wander in the stories.
I loved how in the Cumberbatch version they turned that into evidence of Watson having PTSD because he missed the excitement of frontline service because he couldn't 'decide' whether it was his leg or his shoulder that was paining him.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:29 AM (UHVv4)

277 Martin Freeman as Watson was excellent too! But the story line got ridiculous.

Yeah, Holmes' "mind palace" thingy was a bit much. Still, a pleasant enough way to spend a couple of hours in front of the telly.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 19, 2021 09:30 AM (HaL55)

278 Painting lousy crap instead of writing lousy crap cuz who'd believe Hunter wrote anything since his rep is that of a drugged out scumbag.

So...painting it is!
Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (5NkmN)

And an implied slur on real artists, since no real artist, ever, was a drugged-out scumbag.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 09:30 AM (eIdZb)

279 I liked the first episode of Sherlock and I also liked it's take on Irene Adler.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:31 AM (cSyAR)

280 He probably should check that. I am tired of telling him in my more irritable moments, "Go to the doctor and get your ear checked. Either you have wax in your ears or you're going deaf."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Look on Craigslist (your town) under Free; people give tv's away.

Posted by: JT at July 19, 2021 09:31 AM (arJlL)

281
I didn't care for Brett. Seemed like a simpering pasty boy. Could barely stand to look at his lips. (now there's a good reason - ha!) Also the storyline seemed stupid and slow.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021


***
The series had a lot to recommend it. Costuming Brett in clothing appropriate for the season, for example; he wears a lightweight suit and a straw trilby in one episode instead of the ever-present tweed and deerstalker cap. And he's shown smoking cigarettes, which Holmes did in at least one Doyle story.

In one episode a client exclaims how brilliant Holmes is, and Brett, facing us, gives a tiny little smile as if pleased with himself before wiping it away and turning back to the client. Watson occasionally told us in the stories that Holmes disdained praise for his mental efforts, but secretly appreciated it. Nice touch.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:31 AM (/XOcP)

282 I say!

Posted by: Captain Hastings at July 19, 2021 09:31 AM (h5TKJ)

283 Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (5NkmN)

He did both. Check out Beautiful Things: a memoir of selling art, joining Ukrainian Boards and receiving book payouts.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at July 19, 2021 09:32 AM (vN+oL)

284 I loved Lucy Liu in "The Grinch"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:32 AM (Xwt96)

285 Is everyone excited for CNN+?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 19, 2021 09:32 AM (dFgCe)

286 Dear Japan anime industry, I think the Isekai genre needs a rest.

But hey a goddess needs an assassin from our world...
https://youtu.be/2Poci60rWzg

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:33 AM (ObMtJ)

287 Is there a joke that starts with "She was only a ploughman's daughter...?"

Posted by: Just Wondering at July 19, 2021 09:33 AM (jYQlA)

288 I have heard people say that a lot. So the other evening, Rev and I streamed the first episode of the series. Halfway through, I said "Are you remotely entertained by this?" Answer was No so we re-watched an episode of The Chosen.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 09:22 AM (45fpk)

A Scandal in Bohemia
? That is awful, both as an adaptation and a story. I always hated it.

Try The Solitary Cyclist, The Speckled Band or The Red-Headed League before you write off Holmes completely. I also think The Six Napoleons is good.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:33 AM (2JVJo)

289 Elementary really doesn't get a lot of love with Holmes fans, especially in comparison with the BBC Sherlock series, but I liked it a lot; probably more as a series than the BBC one. Elementary's take on Moriarty is especially good, I thought.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 19, 2021


***
That's right, that was the title.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:33 AM (/XOcP)

290 Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM (5NkmN)

He did both. Check out Beautiful Things: a memoir of selling art, joining Ukrainian Boards and receiving book payouts.
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at July 19, 2021 09:32 AM (vN+oL)


Well, dash my wig!!!

I suppose carving Meerschaum pipes is the next scam.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 09:34 AM (5NkmN)

291 I say!
Posted by: Captain Hastings at July 19, 2021


***
We were so glad when Poirot moved on from taking you along on cases.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:34 AM (/XOcP)

292 Is everyone excited for CNN+?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 19, 2021 09:32 AM (dFgCe)


CNN's ratings are so low, they are EXPANDING?!??

Interesting.

Soros funding knows no bounds.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 19, 2021 09:34 AM (Zz0t1)

293 Nice touch.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:31 AM (/XOcP)


I should probably give it another shot. Maybe skip to the next episode.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 09:34 AM (45fpk)

294 Because their ratings are so good on CNN!

@CNNPR

CNN+, the much-anticipated streaming subscription service from CNN, will debut in Q1 2022.

@CNNPlus will feature original, live, on demand & interactive programming. Learn more at http://cnnplus.com and sign up for exclusive updates.

https://tinyurl.com/ydwcohdj

Comments are pretty funny.

Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 09:35 AM (cF8AT)

295 Try The Solitary Cyclist, The Speckled Band or The Red-Headed League before you write off Holmes completely. I also think The Six Napoleons is good.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:33 AM (2JVJo)


Thanks for the recommends, Mr. Poppins. I'll check those out - they're probably much better. Thanks.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021 09:36 AM (45fpk)

296 "The Case of the Incarcerated Jejunum" - a Sherlock Homes mystery in two lines.

"How did you work it out, Holmes?"

"Alimentary, my dear Watson!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:36 AM (Xwt96)

297 I meant, before you write off Brett, grammie.

And David Burke's Watson is wonderful.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:36 AM (2JVJo)

298 Nice touch.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021

I should probably give it another shot. Maybe skip to the next episode.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 19, 2021


***
"Speckled Band" is accounted one of the best adventures in the original stories. I'd think the BBC might have done it justice.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:36 AM (/XOcP)

299 215 Y'all are going to mock me, but I really enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 19, 2021 09:17 AM (0PYT3)


Nah. Now if you enjoyed him as Khan the mocking would never cease.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (G2zl5)

300 Internet down. Comcast. Since last night. YAY.

Posted by: KT at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (Z/BqE)

301 The two best performances I saw of Benedict Cumberbatch were in live stage productions of Frankenstein and Hamlet.


He was G-d awful as Kahn, but then again with JJ Abrams directing, how could he have been any good.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (qmgN2)

302 299 Nah. Now if you enjoyed him as Khan the mocking would never cease.
Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (G2zl5)

=========

I like his scenery chewing as Khan. The movie around him is bad.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (LvTSG)

303 He probably should check that. I am tired of telling him in my more irritable moments, "Go to the doctor and get your ear checked. Either you have wax in your ears or you're going deaf."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 09:23 AM (k39e/)


No idea on your spouse but for me I am in the Goldilocks zone. I've lost some hearing but I can still hear a good deal things of want to, and I have a plausible excuse for pretending not to hear everything wifey says.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (CwyYd)

304 Not one for perspective, that van Gogh. The ploughman and his ox appear to be ten feet tall, if you use the house and trees for reference.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (II3Gr)

305 My grandmother was a Watson...Zella Belle Watson.

Posted by: BignJames at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (AwYPR)

306 "I liked the first episode of Sherlock and I also liked it's take on Irene Adler."

Lara Pulver is yummy.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (qH6FZ)

307 Not one for perspective, that van Gogh. The
ploughman and his ox appear to be ten feet tall, if you use the house
and trees for reference.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM

It's the valley of the green giants.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (JUOKG)

308 New Emojis coming soon: Pregnant Man and Pregnant Person

https://tinyurl.com/b5ut39j4

Link goes to Outkick.

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (1Yy3c)

309 Not one for perspective, that van Gogh. The ploughman and his ox appear to be ten feet tall, if you use the house and trees for reference.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (II3Gr)


Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

310 How to bankrupt a cable news channel....


@brianstelter

CNN is hiring hundreds of people and developing dozens of programs for a subscription streaming service. It's called CNN+ and it's launching in the first quarter of 2022. Here's my @CNNBusiness story with all the details

https://tinyurl.com/ydr7ho28

He goes on and on and on at that link.

Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (cF8AT)

311 I like his scenery chewing as Khan. The movie around him is bad.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (LvTSG)

Well of course you do Prometheus boy.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 09:39 AM (G2zl5)

312 Heirreeman's is best Japonaise.

Posted by: Nipponese Moron at July 19, 2021 09:39 AM (a3Q+t)

313 Posted by: vmom restituere verum papam at July 19, 2021 09:25 AM (BU+6J)
Were you at the Barnes?

Posted by: kallisto at July 19, 2021 09:39 AM (DJFLF)

314 Try The Solitary Cyclist, The Speckled Band or The Red-Headed League before you write off Holmes completely. I also think The Six Napoleons is good.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:33 AM


I recommend The Musgrave Ritual as well. Holmes laughing his ass off talking about Brunton's lecture on the origins of the piccolo.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:39 AM (n9aSI)

315 The two best performances I saw of Benedict Cumberbatch were in live stage productions of Frankenstein and Hamlet.

He was G-d awful as Kahn, but then again with JJ Abrams directing, how could he have been any good.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 19, 2021


***
I refer to that movie as Star Trek: Slippin' Into Darkness, and would like to forget it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:39 AM (/XOcP)

316 Dear Japan anime industry, I think the Isekai genre needs a rest.

But hey a goddess needs an assassin from our world...
https://youtu.be/2Poci60rWzg
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:33 AM (ObMtJ)

El Hazard is all you really need.

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:39 AM (1Yy3c)

317 306 "I liked the first episode of Sherlock and I also liked it's take on Irene Adler."

Lara Pulver is yummy.
Posted by: lowandslow at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (qH6FZ)

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She was also in Underworld Blood Wars where she wears a deeply plunging neckline dress for about half of her time in the film. The movie is garbage, but I did see some sideboob. So there's that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:40 AM (LvTSG)

318 There is but one Khan, and Ricardo Montalban is his prophet.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:40 AM (II3Gr)

319 304 Not one for perspective, that van Gogh. The ploughman and his ox appear to be ten feet tall, if you use the house and trees for reference.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:37 AM (II3Gr)

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It's a young Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 19, 2021 09:40 AM (CAJOC)

320 I really don't the politicians care about lockdowns or safety. They just want to divide the country into vax and anti-vax so they have an enemy.

Trump will always be their woobie but they basically censored him outta the Goldstein business.

Posted by: MJ at July 19, 2021 09:41 AM (zwDuR)

321 318 There is but one Khan, and Ricardo Montalban is his prophet.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:40 AM (II3Gr)

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So, Ricardo Montalban cannot be Khan since he is Khan's prophet. Does that mean that he was Genghis Khan's prophet?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:41 AM (LvTSG)

322 live stage productions of Frankenstein and Hamlet.

*******

H: To be? Or not to be?

F: Uuuunnngggh!

H: Now THAT is the question!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:41 AM (Xwt96)

323 Happy trees and even a cottage!
See? Even psychotic manic depressives can do art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at July 19, 2021 09:42 AM (mZOHK)

324 OT-In today's fun with the phone operators

"I am looking for listing for 'Your Doctor's _____(medical term)" Operator responds "Is that "UR " or "Your"?
At that point I said "Forget it; I'll look it up on the computer."
Aaaaaargh. (I did not vocalize the Aaaaaaargh)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 09:42 AM (k39e/)

325 I'll freely admit that the casting of the main characters in the Abrams ST films has been very good, Pine, Quinto, and Karl Urban especially. But there is none of the "Let's see what's out there!" energy that pervaded the first 2 series.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:42 AM (/XOcP)

326 It's the valley of the green giants.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (JUOKG)

The jolly ones, or the other ones?

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:42 AM (II3Gr)

327 So, Ricardo Montalban cannot be Khan since he is Khan's prophet. Does that mean that he was Genghis Khan's prophet?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:41 AM (LvTSG)

Don't overthink it, man.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:43 AM (II3Gr)

328 325 I'll freely admit that the casting of the main characters in the Abrams ST films has been very good, Pine, Quinto, and Karl Urban especially. But there is none of the "Let's see what's out there!" energy that pervaded the first 2 series.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:42 AM (/XOcP)

========

4th film in that reboot franchise just got a new director (the director of WandaVision). Movement may mean we get another one. We'll see.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:43 AM (LvTSG)

329 327 Don't overthink it, man.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:43 AM (II3Gr)

=========

You might as well tell me to stop breathing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:43 AM (LvTSG)

330 I refer to that movie as Star Trek: Slippin' Into Darkness, and would like to forget it.

A greater waste of cinematography I dare you to find.

Posted by: Prometheus at July 19, 2021 09:44 AM (/fp1w)

331 How much would it have sucked to be a Left Hand Dominant Amazon?
Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 09:27 AM


Good thing Subarus aren't stick-shifts.

Posted by: Jeff Bezos at July 19, 2021 09:44 AM (a3Q+t)

332 327 So, Ricardo Montalban cannot be Khan since he is Khan's prophet. Does that mean that he was Genghis Khan's prophet?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:41 AM (LvTSG)

Don't overthink it, man.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:43 AM (II3Gr)

Recursion only leads to the singularity. Don't got there.

Posted by: Roy at July 19, 2021 09:44 AM (DSGMf)

333 Duh, wasting time commenting on a dead thread.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 19, 2021 09:44 AM (DlaLS)

334 It's the valley of the green giants.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (JUOKG)

The jolly ones, or the other ones?
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:42 AM (II3Gr)

*Grabs his giant green balls*

Posted by: The Dick Headed Green Giant at July 19, 2021 09:45 AM (1Yy3c)

335 OT but when I talk to my dog I can tell she's trying to listen because she moves her ears independently. Super cute.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:45 AM (cSyAR)

336 Duh, wasting time commenting on a dead thread.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 19, 2021 09:44 AM


We've all been there. Embrace your inner Willow.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:45 AM (n9aSI)

337 New Emojis coming soon: Pregnant Man and Pregnant Person

We talked about that some here in an earlier (Several days ago) thread Pregnant man looks like he has a beer belly and I don't even want to look at the emoji for a "pregnant Person" Do they look like a transgender in awful makeup, pink hair and rainbow clothing?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 09:45 AM (k39e/)

338 A Scandal in Bohemia? That is awful, both as an adaptation and a story. I always hated it.

Try The Solitary Cyclist, The Speckled Band or The Red-Headed League before you write off Holmes completely. I also think The Six Napoleons is good.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:33 AM (2JVJo)

"The Second Stain" and "The Bruce Partington Plans" are also good Brett episodes. Really any of the espionage ones is good.

"Points... and a curve. Oh, if it were only so." Great scene.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:45 AM (OyyDO)

339 A greater waste of cinematography I dare you to find.
Posted by: Prometheus at July 19, 2021 09:44 AM (/fp1w)
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Challenge Accepted!

Posted by: Terminator: Dark Fate at July 19, 2021 09:45 AM (2SdPm)

340 It's the valley of the green giants.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 19, 2021 09:38 AM (JUOKG)

The jolly ones, or the other ones?
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:42 AM (II3Gr)

Mandatory:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSlUq2dCOEA

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM (eIdZb)

341 I recommend The Musgrave Ritual as well. Holmes laughing his ass off talking about Brunton's lecture on the origins of the piccolo.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:39 AM (n9aSI)


I thought about that after I posted. Actually, about any of the Brett / Burke episodes, saving Scandal, are worthwhile. My favorite, both as story and adaptation, is The Blue Carbuncle.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM (2JVJo)

342 4th film in that reboot franchise just got a new director (the director of WandaVision). Movement may mean we get another one. We'll see.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:43 AM (LvTSG)

I so want the Tarantino Trek.

"Do I have a sign outside my house that says Dead Klingon Storage?"

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM (1Yy3c)

343 A fourth Star Drek? So who will play Chekov this time?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM (ObMtJ)

344 Actor or philosopher? Khan or Kant?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM (a3Q+t)

345 I also liked The Twisted Man among the Brett episodes.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:47 AM (cSyAR)

346 A carucate was the amount of land tillable by a team of eight oxen in a ploughing season. This was equal to 8 oxgangs or 4 virgates.
An ox would typically plow 2 years and be rested the 3rd.

1 oxgang is the amount of land one man and one ox could plow in a season, roughly 15 acres. An acre being what could be plowed per day.

Some references suggest that the 160 homestead in the US was basically a carucate as 40 acres was the allowance for untillable land (home, barn, rocks, etc ).

Posted by: Mrm88 at July 19, 2021 09:47 AM (jIL4c)

347 Speaking of, what happened to willow?

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 09:47 AM (dYrVA)

348 OT but when I talk to my dog I can tell she's trying to listen because she moves her ears independently. Super cute.
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:45 AM


I like watching rabbits do that. You make the smallest sound and one ear rotates in your direction like an antenna.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:47 AM (n9aSI)

349 I so want the Tarantino Trek.

"Do I have a sign outside my house that says Dead Klingon Storage?"
Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM (1Yy3c)
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Make it so.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 19, 2021 09:47 AM (2SdPm)

350 Tarantino Trek?

Uma Thurman as an Orion Slave Girl with a lurpa.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:48 AM (ObMtJ)

351 342 I so want the Tarantino Trek.

"Do I have a sign outside my house that says Dead Klingon Storage?"
Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM (1Yy3c)

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I never thought that would happen. Maybe someone else directs his script, but even that felt doubtful. Tarantino's now talking about retiring from moviemaking now, after his ninth movie, so he doesn't jinx himself with a tenth.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:48 AM (LvTSG)

352 Whoever had "Star Trek before fish puns" can come collect their winnings at the window.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:48 AM (Xwt96)

353 My favorite, both as story and adaptation, is The Blue Carbuncle.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM


That one was very well done. I have to reread it every Christmas season.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:48 AM (n9aSI)

354 A fourth Star Drek? So who will play Chekov this time?

I suggest the blonde girl that does all the kallmekris videos. Accent is good enough - and the tiny hands would be a nice touch.

Posted by: Arrow Straight at July 19, 2021 09:48 AM (/fp1w)

355 Why was the Green Giant jolly??
Ho,ho,ho!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 09:49 AM (UHVv4)

356 353 My favorite, both as story and adaptation, is The Blue Carbuncle.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM

That one was very well done. I have to reread it every Christmas season.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:48 AM (n9aSI)

Agreed

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:49 AM (cSyAR)

357 A fourth Star Drek? So who will play Chekov this time?


Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM (ObMtJ)

It would be cool if Sulu made a cameo.

Posted by: Every fucking 17 year old with blue hair at July 19, 2021 09:49 AM (mZOHK)

358
this thread is dead??

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 19, 2021 09:50 AM (bTQ72)

359 "Speckled Band" is accounted one of the best adventures in the original stories. I'd think the BBC might have done it justice.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:36 AM (/XOcP)

Another good one. The actor for the doctor is fantastic. It's also infamous for having the only snake in existence that drinks milk and hears whistles. Check out the "Canary Trainer" in Adrian Conan Doyle's collection "The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes. It's a take on the Speckled Band, and A Lot creepier.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

360 Whoever had "Star Trek before fish puns" can come collect their winnings at the window.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:48 AM


Wheeeee! The Ten Forward drinks are on me!

Posted by: Ensign Crusher at July 19, 2021 09:50 AM (a3Q+t)

361 Yeah they need a new cast for Neu Dreck

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:50 AM (ObMtJ)

362 It would be cool if Sulu made a cameo.

Posted by: Every fucking 17 year old with blue hair at July 19, 2021 09:49 AM (mZOHK)

Oh my!

Posted by: BignJames at July 19, 2021 09:50 AM (AwYPR)

363 318 There is but one Khan, and Ricardo Montalban is his prophet.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 19, 2021 09:40 AM (II3Gr)

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As I think about it, though, Raul Julia might have made an interesting Khan.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 19, 2021 09:50 AM (CAJOC)

364 353 My favorite, both as story and adaptation, is The Blue Carbuncle.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM

That one was very well done. I have to reread it every Christmas season.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:48 AM (n9aSI)

That's a good one. It's a really good look into Holmes' thought process.

Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:51 AM (OyyDO)

365 "Points... and a curve. Oh, if it were only so." Great scene.
Posted by: Kris at July 19, 2021 09:45 AM


I do like that one, but I can't be the only one who has difficulty with Charles Gray as Mycroft after seeing The Rocky Horror Picture Show first.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:51 AM (n9aSI)

366 Raul Julia would have been excellent as Khan. Alas his role as M. Bison in that horrid movie might have been what killed him. Though the audience was treated to Kylie Minough as Cammy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:52 AM (ObMtJ)

367 this thread is dead??
Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 19, 2021 09:50 AM


No.

Posted by: Bones at July 19, 2021 09:52 AM (n9aSI)

368 use it against them

Make the pregnant male emoji the symbol for lying

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 09:52 AM (sJHOI)

369 That one was very well done. I have to reread it every Christmas season.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:48 AM (n9aSI)

Ah...the Christmas goose!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 09:53 AM (Q9lwr)

370 @351

His ego is too big, he's going to make a 10th film.


It's probably going to be just scene after scene of the crap that didn't make the final cuts of his 9 other films.


Everyone's going to spout super smart dialogue, be super quippy while Sam Jackson just say's motherfucker every third word.

He'll probably win the Palm D'or, an Oscar and a Grammy on his way out just for noodles and crackers.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 19, 2021 09:53 AM (qmgN2)

371 As I think about it, though, Raul Julia might have made an interesting Khan.


******

Bobcat Goldthwaite

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:53 AM (Xwt96)

372 366 Raul Julia would have been excellent as Khan. Alas his role as M. Bison in that horrid movie might have been what killed him. Though the audience was treated to Kylie Minough as Cammy.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:52 AM (ObMtJ)

==========

He was dying of cancer and took one final paycheck that would both make his kids happy (they were fans of the game) and help provide for them. He was really sick throughout filming.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:53 AM (LvTSG)

373 so want the Tarantino Trek.

"Do I have a sign outside my house that says Dead Klingon Storage?"
Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:46 AM (1Yy3c)
++++
https://youtu.be/v3Nv2R9Acec

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 09:53 AM (3p5uk)

374 I've an ancestor who was granted a carucate of land for his 11 days of service to the king during time of war.

So yes, it was a big deal to get 160 acres here in the US.

We've traded owing land for little glowing screens that make us miserable.

Posted by: Mrm88 at July 19, 2021 09:53 AM (jIL4c)

375 Regarding the Holmes series, it was developed by Grenada and originally shown on ITV network, not the BBC. But as far as Holmes and Watson are concerned, it is probably the most authentic presentation of A. Conan Doyle's original conception of storyline, scenes, and characters.

The movies in the US typically have went along with Nigel Bruce's portrayal of Watson as a dunce for comic relief rather than the author's characterization. In the books, Sherlock is at times unlikable. brusque, and rude. Watson is there in part to soften the edges of Holmes.

Others have mentioned some of the better episodes above. Americans at times have difficulties liking British portrayals of mysteries as they have more dialogue, less action, and often flawed characters that are unsympathetic. Their comedy is different as well.

Posted by: whig at July 19, 2021 09:53 AM (pO7gM)

376 325 I'll freely admit that the casting of the main characters in the Abrams ST films has been very good, Pine, Quinto, and Karl Urban especially. But there is none of the "Let's see what's out there!" energy that pervaded the first 2 series.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 09:42 AM (/XOcP)

Casting I think is fine. It's the direction that sucked. I stand by my view that in the first movie Abrams told them to all play over exaggerated versions of the original actors doing their roles. Except for Chris Pine. He didn't tell him to portray William Shatner playing Kirk. He told him to play Luke Skywalker.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 09:54 AM (G2zl5)

377 One Holmes story I've never liked is The Adventure of the Lions Mane.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:54 AM (cSyAR)

378 8,090 sq meters
Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 08:59 AM (Xwt96)



How much is that in hectares?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 19, 2021 09:54 AM (yQpMk)

379 Sherlock Hound episode 2 - "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle."

https://youtu.be/fzfCkUDxYKU

Be prepared to be horrified.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (ObMtJ)

380 Young North Koreans ordered to stop speaking, dressing and dancing like South Koreans - or else
Seoul's creeping influence on the secluded state's way of life "is even more dangerous than enemies who are taking guns", according to an official newspaper.

Posted by: SMOD at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (RHGPo)

381 So was the France of Van Gogh a nice place to live? Paris? Aix-en-Provence? Where would one want to be?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (fjltf)

382 Hmm, was just reading the definition of infidel. I always thought it was about being against islam. ie Hirsi Ali. Seems they are trying to redefine it as against Christianity. That's crazy pants.

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (dYrVA)

383 One Holmes story I've never liked is The Adventure of the Lions Mane.
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:54 AM


That one never worked for me. I kept wondering when Holmes had moved to Australia.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (n9aSI)

384 Metric system is a commie plot...like soccer.

Posted by: BignJames at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (AwYPR)

385 Maybe I should change my nic.

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (dYrVA)

386 That's what we need: a reboot of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The original Rocky Horror is very ableist. We can do it with tone deaf midgets in wheelchairs.......

Posted by: Someone, somewhere in California at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (mZOHK)

387 8,090 sq meters
Posted by: Muldoon

How much is that in hectares?
Posted by: G'rump928


*****

Well, it's two achers. Someone else will have to do the math.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:56 AM (Xwt96)

388 may I suggest Ashley Judd as a Tribble

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 09:56 AM (sJHOI)

389 Casting I think is fine. It's the direction that sucked. I stand by my view that in the first movie Abrams told them to all play over exaggerated versions of the original actors doing their roles. Except for Chris Pine. He didn't tell him to portray William Shatner playing Kirk. He told him to play Luke Skywalker.
Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 09:54 AM (G2zl5)
++++
Writing. The bigger problem with New Trek, I think, is the writing. It isn't smart or detailed and the stories depend on coincidences or universe-wrecking new things (transwarp beaming, for example). The recycled story lines (Kahn, in particular) doesn't work at all - that needs the older, wiser characters and not their young-and-ready, devil-may-care younger versions. It is big and loud and exciting and fun to look at, but it isn't really Trek in the traditional sense.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 09:56 AM (3p5uk)

390 was the metric system invented before or after the guillotine ?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 19, 2021 09:57 AM (bTQ72)

391 may I suggest Ashley Judd as a Tribble
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 19, 2021 09:56 AM (sJHOI)
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Only if they put the tribble in a red shirt.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 19, 2021 09:57 AM (2SdPm)

392 So was the France of Van Gogh a nice place to live? Paris? Aix-en-Provence? Where would one want to be?
Posted by: Mr Gaga at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM


Avoid Aix-en-Pains. Total tourist trap.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:57 AM (n9aSI)

393 Sherlock Hound episode 2 - "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle."

https://youtu.be/fzfCkUDxYKU

Be prepared to be horrified.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (ObMtJ)

You don't see carbuncles much anymore since the advent of fuel injection.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 09:57 AM (eIdZb)

394 Actually Jonny Lee Miller from Elementary is a good actor. His Scottish accent in Trainspotting was authentic enough that people thought he was Scottish. (He's American). Also was married to Angelina Jolie at one point. The show was okay the first two seasons, then jumped the shark.

Posted by: notsothoreau at July 19, 2021 09:58 AM (YynYJ)

395 Well, it's two achers. Someone else will have to do the math.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 09:56 AM (Xwt96)
++++
~0.81 hectares

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 09:58 AM (3p5uk)

396 Well, back later.

I need to go get my eyebrows and ear hair trimmed, and, somewhere along the way, get a haircut.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 19, 2021 09:59 AM (2SdPm)

397 https://youtu.be/v3Nv2R9Acec
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 09:53 AM (3p5uk)

THAT was funny!

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 09:59 AM (1Yy3c)

398 they hit us with the metric system and the next ice age in the seventies. Even they knew it was as joke and dropped it all at once. Soccer was a real thing but it was mostly about who brought the oranges.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 09:59 AM (F2/Ok)

399 One Holmes story I've never liked is The Adventure of the Lions Mane.
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 19, 2021 09:54 AM (cSyAR)


Doyle was running on fumes by then. Lion's Mane, The Creeping Man, The Adventure of the Three Gables, The Retired Colourman - all pretty lousy.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 09:59 AM (2JVJo)

400 392 So was the France of Van Gogh a nice place to live? Paris? Aix-en-Provence? Where would one want to be?
Posted by: Mr Gaga at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM

Avoid Aix-en-Pains. Total tourist trap.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 09:57 AM

Avignon is quite nice.

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 19, 2021 09:59 AM (qe5CM)

401 Except for Chris Pine. He didn't tell him to portray William Shatner playing Kirk. He told him to play Luke Skywalker.

But Uncle Owen - I don't wanna' join Starfleet. I wanna' go to Toshi Station with all my FRIENDS !!!

The guy at the cantina should have talked less and just killed Luke's whiny ass while Ben was still busy chatting up Chewey.

Posted by: Arrow Straight at July 19, 2021 09:59 AM (/fp1w)

402 The hectare is a non-SI metric unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides (1 hm2), or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. There are 100 hectares in one square kilometre. An acre is about 0.405 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres. You may now continue.

Posted by: @SOEarpiece at July 19, 2021 10:00 AM (yQpMk)

403 384 Metric system is a commie plot...like soccer.
Posted by: BignJames at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (AwYPR)


There is only one group of people on this earth that could develop their own measuring system based on powers of 10 and pick a unit of length that results in the gravitational constant being 9.8. Come to think of it they are also big soccer fans.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 19, 2021 10:00 AM (CwyYd)

404 My mom's brother Robert was always making us pancakes, cobbler, pies and such, utterly sabotaging our high-protein diet. Mom used to say, "And Bon's your carb uncle!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 10:00 AM (Xwt96)

405 they hit us with the metric system and the next ice age in the seventies. Even they knew it was as joke and dropped it all at once. Soccer was a real thing but it was mostly about who brought the oranges.
Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 09:59 AM (F2/Ok)
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We have a fair number of local highway and roads departments to thank for the avoidance of the metric push. Many of them - with deliberate passive aggression - did direct conversion, using fractions and unusual numbers for speed limits. With the limited metric granularity on speedometers, it caused a lot of blowback - no one would know whether they were speeding.

Perfect, aggressive, vicious compliance helped make that effort die.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:01 AM (3p5uk)

406 382 Hmm, was just reading the definition of infidel. I always thought it was about being against islam. ie Hirsi Ali. Seems they are trying to redefine it as against Christianity. That's crazy pants.
Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM

I think it's just being a non believer to that religion. You're not faithful to the religion just like if you cheat on your spouse you aren't faithful and thus are engaging in infidelity. It's just that Islam is very focused on fighting their infidels so it has prominence there.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 10:01 AM (G2zl5)

407 i have never seen the Rocky Horror Picture show. I guess I am that lame. I never liked the weird i probably liked it less as a kid. Today I am open to all things but only if they actually have something to say.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:01 AM (F2/Ok)

408 We have a fair number of local highway and roads departments to thank for the avoidance of the metric push.

It never made sense to convert to kilometers. You don't export or import roads.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 19, 2021 10:02 AM (yQpMk)

409 It never made sense to convert to kilometers. You don't export or import roads.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 19, 2021 10:02 AM (yQpMk)

I like driving in metric miles per hour. You seem to be getting there faster.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 10:03 AM (yrol0)

410 i have never seen the Rocky Horror Picture show. I guess I am that lame. I never liked the weird i probably liked it less as a kid. Today I am open to all things but only if they actually have something to say.
Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:01 AM (F2/Ok)



I'm jealous. I wish I'd never seen it.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 19, 2021 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

411 Based on icecream, a metric half gallon is 1.5 quarts.

Shrinkflation!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 19, 2021 10:04 AM (yQpMk)

412

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend has ruled in Indiana University's favor in regards to its vaccine requirement for students faculty and staff.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 19, 2021 10:04 AM (63Dwl)

413 Buzzion, then I guess I need to change my nic. I have never been unfaithful to a spouse and I strive to be a good Christian. I am a firm believer in our Dear Lord.

What to pic, what to pic.

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 10:04 AM (dYrVA)

414 I like driving in metric miles per hour. You seem to be getting there faster.
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 10:03 AM (yrol0)
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Heh. Enjoy your fuel economy in litres per hundred kilometers...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:04 AM (3p5uk)

415 "Well, it's two achers. Someone else will have to do the math."

Crossbow or Recurve?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:04 AM (49Exr)

416 The only 'good' thing about RHPS is observing the natives in the audience. The movie itself? Feldergarp.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:05 AM (ObMtJ)

417 (Kahn, in particular) doesn't work at all - that needs the older, wiser characters and not their young-and-ready, devil-may-care younger versions. It is big and loud and exciting and fun to look at, but it isn't really Trek in the traditional sense.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 09:56 AM (3p5uk)

I say they could have gotten two or three movies out of Khan. Original timeline the Botany Bay was found by the Enterprise and that's why he was stopped from taking over the ship after being unfrozen. New timeline, some other ship finds him and he does take over and the Enterprise has to stop them before they do something horrible like destroy a civilization or something. One movie right there with a Khan and not any stupid Wrath of Khan call backs.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 10:05 AM (G2zl5)

418 372 366 Raul Julia would have been excellent as Khan. Alas his role as M. Bison in that horrid movie might have been what killed him. Though the audience was treated to Kylie Minough as Cammy.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 09:52 AM (ObMtJ)

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He was dying of cancer and took one final paycheck that would both make his kids happy (they were fans of the game) and help provide for them. He was really sick throughout filming.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 09:53 AM (LvTSG)

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That's interesting. I've come across, more than once, folks who say Julia seemed to be the only one having fun in that film. That he seemed to be in an entirely different movie from the rest of the cast. And as far as I can tell, his "for me, it was Tuesday" line is the only quotable line from that mess.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 19, 2021 10:06 AM (CAJOC)

419 I've never seen RHPS either. No desire to.

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 10:07 AM (dYrVA)

420 407 i have never seen the Rocky Horror Picture show. I guess I am that lame. I never liked the weird i probably liked it less as a kid. Today I am open to all things but only if they actually have something to say.
Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:01 AM

Me neither!! Even though it played in a theatre in my college town every weekend while I was in college!

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 19, 2021 10:07 AM (qe5CM)

421 Van Gogh haters? PHILISTINES.

https://youtu.be/ubTJI_UphPk

Posted by: Unclefacts at July 19, 2021 10:07 AM (ihUzW)

422 The only 'good' thing about RHPS is observing the natives in the audience. The movie itself? Feldergarp.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:05 AM (ObMtJ)

There were a couple of good things about Rocky Horror...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 19, 2021 10:07 AM (eIdZb)

423 Avoid Aix-en-Pains. Total tourist trap.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021


***
Water on bread or bread on the waters?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:08 AM (/XOcP)

424 For what it's worth, Infidel, I have always interpreted your nic to be a statement of not submitting to encroaching Islam. I never thought you were protesting Christianity.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 19, 2021 10:08 AM (Hrwnm)

425 424 For what it's worth, Infidel, I have always interpreted your nic to be a statement of not submitting to encroaching Islam. I never thought you were protesting Christianity.
Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 19, 2021 10:08 AM (Hrwnm)

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I figured he didn't love Prometheus enough.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:09 AM (LvTSG)

426 (Kahn, in particular) doesn't work at all - that needs the older, wiser characters and not their young-and-ready, devil-may-care younger versions. It is big and loud and exciting and fun to look at, but it isn't really Trek in the traditional sense.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 09:56 AM (3p5uk)

I say they could have gotten two or three movies out of Khan. Original timeline the Botany Bay was found by the Enterprise and that's why he was stopped from taking over the ship after being unfrozen. New timeline, some other ship finds him and he does take over and the Enterprise has to stop them before they do something horrible like destroy a civilization or something. One movie right there with a Khan and not any stupid Wrath of Khan call backs.
Posted by: Buzzion at July 19, 2021 10:05 AM (G2zl5)

The best thing would have been to douse the writers, Orci and Kurtzman, in gasoline and set them on fire. Then hire some real sci-fi writer, like the Babylon 5 guy, to do an original Trek idea instead of rehashing the same old shit.

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 10:09 AM (1Yy3c)

427 was the metric system invented before or after the guillotine ?
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Was BMI ?

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 19, 2021 10:09 AM (MIKMs)

428 So was the France of Van Gogh a nice place to live? Paris? Aix-en-Provence? Where would one want to be?
Posted by: Mr Gaga at July 19, 2021 09:55 AM (fjltf)


Normandy along the coast.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 19, 2021 10:09 AM (y7DUB)

429 Muldoon. Bon Muldoon.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 10:10 AM (UHVv4)

430 Didn't know that Raul Julia was dying during the filming, it makes it even more ironic and sad.

And yes his line to Chun-Li about the event that defined her whole life is The only memorable line.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:10 AM (ObMtJ)

431 For what it's worth, Infidel, I have always interpreted your nic to be a statement of not submitting to encroaching Islam. I never thought you were protesting Christianity.
Posted by: Emmie

Thanks Emmie. Probably cause we met IRL and hug each other! How goes the move? I think I read it has been delayed. Will I see you and hubs at the CO mome?

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 10:11 AM (dYrVA)

432 I'm turning Japonaise, I'm turning Japonaise...
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I like to use a little japonaise in chicken salad, maybe a few thai spices also.

Posted by: From that time at July 19, 2021 10:11 AM (4780s)

433 The best thing would have been to douse the writers, Orci and Kurtzman, in gasoline and set them on fire. Then hire some real sci-fi writer, like the Babylon 5 guy, to do an original Trek idea instead of rehashing the same old shit.
Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021


***
Buy the idea of the Ringworld from Larry Niven, and go from there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:11 AM (/XOcP)

434 Years ago, my parents and I were playing a game of Trivial Pursuit. One of the questions had to do with the identifying the Venus de Milo statue--the Greek one with the missing arms.

My dad answered "Vincent de Milo." My mother burst out laughing, saying "He cut off his ear, not his arms!"

Posted by: fly gal at July 19, 2021 10:11 AM (JGX9O)

435 i have never seen the Rocky Horror Picture show. I guess I am that lame.

With nobody on campus and therefore not drinking, Rocky Horror ticket sales must have hit zero.

Posted by: t-bird at July 19, 2021 10:11 AM (CTJwJ)

436 Infidel, I suppose, though, that Islam has faded as an immediate threat and other leftist avenues of attack have taken the forefront.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 19, 2021 10:11 AM (Hrwnm)

437 "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle."

Could be a new Star Trek movie!

Or a dessert topping!

Posted by: JJ Abrams at July 19, 2021 10:12 AM (xxG/v)

438 And Picard season 2...

Q, "Ah mon Capitain."

Picard, "You got old Q."

Q, "And you're what? Ebeneezer Scrooge?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:12 AM (ObMtJ)

439 "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle."

Could be a new Star Trek movie!

Or a dessert topping!
Posted by: JJ Abrams at July 19, 2021


***
Or something to be lanced.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:13 AM (/XOcP)

440 i have never seen the Rocky Horror Picture show. I guess I am that lame.


If you ever get a chance to see Batboy: The Musical, I recommend it.

Not joking.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 19, 2021 10:13 AM (yQpMk)

441 no one goes to the South of France anymore, it is way too crowded.

Posted by: Y. Berra at July 19, 2021 10:13 AM (F2/Ok)

442 The best thing would have been to douse the writers, Orci and Kurtzman, in gasoline and set them on fire. Then hire some real sci-fi writer, like the Babylon 5 guy, to do an original Trek idea instead of rehashing the same old shit.
Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 10:09 AM (1Yy3c)


I agree with that completely. I have no real opinion about J.J and the direction, but the stories were just plain awful. Don't think they could be saved with any amount of talent in the directors chair.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 19, 2021 10:13 AM (CwyYd)

443 re: all the Sherlock Holmes references.
I'm reading a 3 book series by a guy named Lovelace that merges H.P. Lovecraft mythos with the Sherlock Holmes series. Very well done. I'm on the 2nd book now.
His Watson's no idiot.

Posted by: From that time at July 19, 2021 10:14 AM (4780s)

444 Just wanted to recommend-because I couldn't get on the book thread yesterday- a biography of John Adams by David McCullough. I just finished his biography of Washington, but I like this one even better. John Adams is my favorite Founding Father.

Anyway, this is how McCullough describes part of the regimen of Harvard of the time: "the regimen was strict an demanding. The day started with prayers at Holden Chapel at six and ending with evening prayers at five.....all scholars were to ....behave themselves blamelessly leading sober, righteous and godly lives. There was to be no "leaning at prayers, no lying, no blasphemy or fornication or picking locks." (The last one made me laugh) I'm sure all of the students weren't behaving well-young people being young people-but the fact that they even thought it was important to mention all these things was a good thing. I wouldn't send my kid to Harvard now even if he could get in, and we could afford it. His background is Irish, German, Dutch and English. He certainly is not going to get a scholarship.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:14 AM (k39e/)

445 Horrible tummy ache. Going back to bed. {{Emmie}}

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 10:15 AM (dYrVA)

446 Mom used to say, "And Bon's your carb uncle!"
Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 10:00 AM


We try!

Posted by: Cinna at July 19, 2021 10:15 AM (a3Q+t)

447 Will I see you and hubs at the CO mome?
Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 10:11 AM (dYrVA)


Yes, we will be there! And partly because of delays. We have something going on in Colorado nearly every weekend until early September, so our base remains here for now.

Plus, I can't believe how much junk we have that really should be sorted and culled here rather than moved. It's taking awhile.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 19, 2021 10:15 AM (Hrwnm)

448 I'm reading a 3 book series by a guy named Lovelace that merges H.P. Lovecraft mythos with the Sherlock Holmes series. Very well done. I'm on the 2nd book now.
His Watson's no idiot.
Posted by: From that time at July 19, 2021 10:14 AM


Neil Gaiman did a mashup of the two in "A Study in Emerald".

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 10:15 AM (n9aSI)

449 I just finished his biography of Washington, but I like this one even better. John Adams is my favorite Founding Father. ----------------------- I enjoyed the book. John Adams is a very interesting founding father. Not as popular, but very instrumental. Maybe the most instrumental. You needed a Sam Adams to get things moving, but you needed a John Adams to bring it credibility.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 19, 2021 10:16 AM (sX1BW)

450 Those trees do not look happy.

Posted by: fluffy at July 19, 2021 10:16 AM (UnQlg)

451 The sling vid at the sidebar.
I once took out a window at 80 yards with one. Damn did I get my ass beat.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 10:17 AM (axyOa)

452 hola chamucos y chamucas

Posted by: jeet at July 19, 2021 10:17 AM (g741k)

453 ...all scholars were to ....behave themselves blamelessly leading sober, righteous and godly lives. There was to be no "leaning at prayers, no lying, no blasphemy or fornication or picking locks."

I'm doing pretty good with number four.

Posted by: David H. at July 19, 2021 10:17 AM (a3Q+t)

454 Oh. Oh dear.
... There is a lot of noise out there in the media, a lot of cynical manipulation, and a lot of play-acting outrage theater by people who are in political commentary mostly because they didn't make it as TV weathermen or sports announcers...

That is an excerpt from NR spam I just received, penned by ... Kevin Fucking Williamson.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:18 AM (3p5uk)

455 Attention Hordesters in Colorado or Hordesters who want to be in Colorado on August 21!!!

The Colorado Morondezvous is happening! See the sidebar and get in touch with WestminsterDogShow for details.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 19, 2021 10:18 AM (Hrwnm)

456 There was to be no "leaning at prayers, no lying, no blasphemy or fornication or picking locks."

I'm doing pretty good with number four.
Posted by: David H. at July 19, 2021


***
Never was any good at no. 5.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:18 AM (/XOcP)

457 456 ***
Never was any good at no. 5.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:18 AM (/XOcP)

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Sounds like you could do with a training montage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:19 AM (LvTSG)

458 The Colorado Morondezvous is happening!
Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 19, 2021 10:18 AM


Can I drop by for a bite?

Posted by: Alferd Packer at July 19, 2021 10:20 AM (a3Q+t)

459 The pubs back in England used to have the Plowmans lunch on the menu. If I wanted a hunk of cheese, bread, and sausage I could just go to Tesco.

Actually sounds really good right now

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 19, 2021 10:20 AM (FOiqd)

460 "picking locks"
And I am thinking about the movie Ladyhawke

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:20 AM (ObMtJ)

461 Sounds like you could do with a training montage.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:19 AM


It worked for Team America.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 10:20 AM (n9aSI)

462 461 Sounds like you could do with a training montage.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:19 AM

It worked for Team America.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 10:20 AM (n9aSI)

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Even Rocky had a montage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (LvTSG)

463 Can I drop by for a bite?
Posted by: Alferd Packer at July 19, 2021 10:20 AM (a3Q+t)
++++
Congrats on getting his name right. Few do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (3p5uk)

464 Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 19, 2021 10:16 AM (sX1BW)

Yes; He was a man of great integrity and intelligence. I also find McCullough's writing style very accessible. Even my husband-who although a smart man-does not really read a lot of biographies-enjoyed the 1776 book by McCullough

I did however-make an error. The 1776 book is not specifically about Washington although obviously he features in it quite a bit. The was a biography of Washington was by someone else whose first name was David.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (k39e/)

465 You're gonna have to read this out loud...

Guy walks into a bar with his pet newt on his shoulder. Bartender asks, "What's its name?"

Guy: "Tiny."

Bartender says, "That's interesting, why do you call him that?"

Guy says, "Because he's my newt!"

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (1Yy3c)

466 NNOD APE

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (3p5uk)

467 Nood!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 10:22 AM (a3Q+t)

468 I'm doing pretty good with number four.
Posted by: David H. at July 19, 2021

Good. Work on the other ones and you won't be expelled from Harvard.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:22 AM (k39e/)

469 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:22 AM (/XOcP)

470 #459 And the Ploughman's Lunch was a 1950's (or 1960's?) marketing fabrication and not traditional at all.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 10:23 AM (UHVv4)

471 Can I drop by for a bite?
Posted by: Alferd Packer at July 19, 2021 10:20 AM (a3Q+t


Well, I suppose if that's your thing. I'm sure at least a couple of us bite. Might have the best luck getting an 'ette to bite you. 'Rons are more likely to punch.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (Hrwnm)

472 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:14 AM (k39e/)

that is a good recommendation. The Adams bio was highly regarded when it came out. I think I read some of it but didn't go through the entire thing. On your recco I will try to find it and read it.

My favorite founding father by far was Washington. Douglas Southall Freeman did almost a day by day bio, almost his entire life day by day. There is a condensed version that is very good as well. I have a personal affinity for the bio by Flexner. This was written in the 70s when Founding Fathers were not so popular. "Of course it is all relative, most of those people would not recognize the nation today.

Flexner did four volumes as I recall. But his one volume bio of Washington is my favorite. My least favorite bio is anything by Ellis. It makes me sick people got to Ellis when then have Flexner and Freeman. It is what it is I suppose.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (F2/Ok)

473 David Washington??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (UHVv4)

474 386 That's what we need: a reboot of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The original Rocky Horror is very ableist. We can do it with tone deaf midgets in wheelchairs.......

is deep roy available?

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (v3pYe)

475 Com'on. People can't figure out my weird synatx now?. The author of the biography on Washington is by someone whose first name is David. I don't recall his last name.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (k39e/)

476 Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (F2/Ok)

Thanks for the recommendation.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:31 AM (k39e/)

477 Actually, if you went to Harvard now they'd probably expell you for being a conservative Christian and mentioning it. I cant even imagine the lunacy of the Christian chaplains they must have in their "Religious Life" Department.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (k39e/)

478 Ungood art.

Posted by: red speck at July 19, 2021 11:00 AM (gS3OW)

479 465 Guy says, "Because he's my newt!"


Every time I drive by this walk-in clinic near us called The Minute Clinic, I wonder if they named it that because of its speedy service or because of its size in relation to a bigger clinic.

Posted by: red speck at July 19, 2021 11:03 AM (gS3OW)

480 A BIRDS EYE VIEW

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at July 19, 2021 05:38 PM (wGqjj)

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