Mid-Morning Art Thread

Riviere Dead Hector.jpg

Dead Hector
Briton Riviere

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Howdy CBD!

Posted by: Doof at December 07, 2021 09:30 AM (mZUr4)

2 st!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:30 AM (m+jkK)

3 He's dead, Jim.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 07, 2021 09:30 AM (U2p+3)

4 You're fast, Doof. Fast.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:30 AM (m+jkK)

5 Whoa

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (Do5/p)

6 Dead Hectors tell no tales

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (arJlL)

7 Ass its what for dinner

Posted by: The Wolves at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (yrol0)

8 Pandering to the etts?

Posted by: Dingbat at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (bfxD8)

9 Looks like a food thread for wolves

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (SA1aU)

10 What a drag.

Posted by: Let it burn at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (Tnijr)

11 At least he's in good shape, apart from being dead, and not on an ottoman. So we're moving up on the world.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (m+jkK)

12 Good Morning.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (Z5y5O)

13 Pandering to the etts?

Posted by: Dingbat at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (bfxD

Maybe....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (Q9lwr)

14 Thank heaven the dog isn't Hector. I was worried there a bit.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (UHVv4)

15 What a drag.

Posted by: Let it burn at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (Tnijr)

Nice!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 09:32 AM (Q9lwr)

16 With Love, From Paris

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 09:32 AM (woCRW)

17 Would not hang.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 09:32 AM (Z5y5O)

18 Has dogs, has foliage, has water.

Is art, I think, based on defined HQ standards.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 09:33 AM (DU+/6)

19 Would not hang.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory


No need. He's already dead.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 09:33 AM (M4qcY)

20 Yeesh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 07, 2021 09:33 AM (ptqGC)

21 Paolo on a Tuesday morning?

Posted by: dantesed at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (88xKn)

22 I saw Dead Hector open for . . .

Posted by: Furious George at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (9vQJW)

23 So you wake up one morning and think to yourself, I should paint a dead Hector.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (45fpk)

24 No need to find the sniper.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (ptqGC)

25 13 Pandering to the etts?

Posted by: Dingbat at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM (bfxD

Maybe....
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But he can't get it up....unless he's just napping.

Posted by: Dingbat at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (bfxD8)

26 That's me after New Years Eve night.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (AiZBA)

27 No way you gonna be that pale growing up in Western Turkey.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (6FeV1)

28 Wait, after being dragged around the walls of Troy by a chariot three times Hector's body is still intact?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (+CF/e)

29 Three dog night.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (45fpk)

30 Looks like Hector works out.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (NpAcC)

31 Little known fact.

Helen's middle name was Karen.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (woCRW)

32 He's dead Jim.

Posted by: Bones at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM (OzNIz)

33 @ 23. Thanks Grammie. I needed a good laugh!

Posted by: Furious George at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM (9vQJW)

34 Could be worse. It could have been Jezebel, instead of Hector.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM (De/Wj)

35 What a drag.
Posted by: Let it burn at December 07, 2021 09:31 AM


*golf clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM (m+jkK)

36 The Hector, you say!!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM (m45I2)

37 Little known fact.

Helen's middle name was Karen.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (woCRW)

I thought it was Of.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM (6FeV1)

38 You're fast, Doof. Fast.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:30 AM (m+jkK)


Sometimes :-)

I wonder what Hector's backstory is.

Posted by: Doof at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM (mZUr4)

39 Didn't read Ratched. Dayum.

Posted by: Bones at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM (OzNIz)

40 His tormentor will be brought to heel.

Posted by: f'd at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM (Tnijr)

41 Kamala? Wake up?

Posted by: Seems Legit at December 07, 2021 09:36 AM (DcKNO)

42 Looks in good shape for somebody who was dragged 3 times around.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 09:36 AM (VwHCD)

43 Hector was prone to this type of display!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 09:36 AM (m45I2)

44 Hector's body is still intact?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (+CF/e)

One of the gods protected his body from abuse.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2021 09:36 AM (Q9lwr)

45 Perhaps the dogs are protecting Hector's corpse from otters.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 09:36 AM (De/Wj)

46 It took a real heel to murder a man like that.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 09:36 AM (UHVv4)

47 Hector from the Iliad, maybe? The Trojan champion killed by Achilles? The problem with this is Achilles mutilated Hector's body after. With this corpse, there's a classical beauty even in death. He is laid out on a rise, like he's a sacrifice on an altar. Even Nature (the dogs) mourn his death. This is an interesting painting.

Posted by: Kris at December 07, 2021 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

48 The only good Hector is a dead Hector.

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 07, 2021 09:37 AM (j40lz)

49 His tormentor will be brought to heel.
Posted by: f'd at December 07, 2021 09:35 AM


ISWYDT.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:37 AM (m+jkK)

50 Man, does that bring back memories.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 07, 2021 09:37 AM (ZLI7S)

51 Perhaps the dogs are protecting Hector's corpse from otters.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 09:36 AM


It is Tuesday.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:37 AM (m+jkK)

52 Pandering? I think not. You guys get pictures of beautiful women and nymphs we get a dead hero's rear end.

Posted by: Tuna at December 07, 2021 09:38 AM (gLRfa)

53 I guess this is kind of for the 'ettes. Thanks, CBD.
Although, I'd enjoy this more he were alive.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 07, 2021 09:38 AM (NpAcC)

54 Hmmm, let's sse what I have in the archives...

What's This Slot For? - a limerick

Here's a notion your fancy to tickle
When I pass on, I shall not be fickle
I'll be buried there
With my ass in the air
So visitors can park their bicycle!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 09:38 AM (m45I2)

55 Nice butt.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 07, 2021 09:38 AM (nxdel)

56 Posted by: JackStraw at December 07, 2021 09:37 AM (ZLI7S)

A night to remember, huh?

Posted by: dantesed at December 07, 2021 09:38 AM (88xKn)

57 I call this position "The Jussie"

Posted by: Heck at December 07, 2021 09:39 AM (Tnijr)

58 I saw Dead Hector open for . . .
Posted by: Furious George at December 07, 2021 09:34 AM (9vQJW)
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The Dead Kennedys?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 09:39 AM (AlkyK)

59 Dang it, already dead.

Posted by: The Sniper at December 07, 2021 09:40 AM (0hbQ6)

60 Wait, after being dragged around the walls of Troy by a chariot three times Hector's body is still intact?
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It was a Toyota Priam so it didn't hit a high speed.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 09:40 AM (UHVv4)

61 Dead Hector. Yeah, dead - dead drunk.

Posted by: Archer at December 07, 2021 09:40 AM (gmo/4)

62 Man, does that bring back memories.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 07, 2021 09:37 AM (ZLI7S)

Dead man, ass-up on a rock?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 09:41 AM (Z5y5O)

63 He is laid out on a rise, like he's a sacrifice on an altar.

A hecacomb. Kinda like what Agamemnon did to one of his daughters to get a fair wind to attack Troy. It could be argued that way since Achilles wanted to avenge Patrocles ' death. To send the warrior who killed him to the Elysian Fields.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:41 AM (+CF/e)

64 How do we know those aren't wolves?

Posted by: redridinghood at December 07, 2021 09:41 AM (NpAcC)

65 What the heck!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at December 07, 2021 09:41 AM (7iFeQ)

66 Why do the artists of old display people as naked all the time?

Greeks and Romans did this too. Some they clothed but the gods or heros they displayed naked a lot.

BTW. Did statues used to be painted and the paint wore off? Just curious cause it seemed to me if I was striving for realism, I'd want to paint them to more mimic the living.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 09:41 AM (1hoTV)

67 Hector crossed up the Clintons and now..... he 'sleeps'
near the fishes.

Posted by: Beyond Norman Parameters at December 07, 2021 09:42 AM (3yNWb)

68 52 Pandering? I think not. You guys get pictures of beautiful women and nymphs we get a dead hero's rear end.
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Ottoman guy was alive

Posted by: Dingbat at December 07, 2021 09:42 AM (bfxD8)

69 How do we know those aren't wolves?
Posted by: redridinghood at December 07, 2021 09:41 AM (NpAcC)
++++
What's a Seawolf?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 09:42 AM (DU+/6)

70 >>Dead man, ass-up on a rock?

Not completely dead. Just praying for it.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 07, 2021 09:42 AM (ZLI7S)

71 There wolf

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:42 AM (+CF/e)

72 Where's the noose and bottle of bleach?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 07, 2021 09:42 AM (ptqGC)

73
Does this painting come in a velvet version?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 09:42 AM (kqCSX)

74 Dead Hector in the middle of the beach
Dead Hector in the middle of the beach
Stinkin to high heaven.

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 07, 2021 09:42 AM (j40lz)

75 Why do the artists of old display people as naked all the time?

Greeks and Romans did this too. Some they clothed but the gods or heros they displayed naked a lot.

BTW. Did statues used to be painted and the paint wore off? Just curious cause it seemed to me if I was striving for realism, I'd want to paint them to more mimic the living.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 09:41 AM (1hoTV)
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Heroic nudity. It was a whole thing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 09:43 AM (AlkyK)

76 Why do the artists of old display people as naked all the time?

They didn't have clothes in them days,

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 09:43 AM (arJlL)

77 So reread the summary of Hector and Achilles you come to the conclusion that people of old had little idea of free choice and free will. Life was a series of nudges, interventions, and force from people above them in stature and power.

How how we circled back to these ideas with the conclusion that a CEO, or a Senator, or Director of a Government Agency can nudge, intervene, and force us into actions that are often against both nature and our own good?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2021 09:43 AM (yrol0)

78 I like the detail and Riviere's use of color. The rosy skin tones put the focus on Hector against the darker background and is very effective. But it is too clean.
Probably for the sake of Victorian sensibilities, but Hector's body should be a bloody, torn mess after being dragged behind the chariot. At least the scene is before the wild dogs ravage his corpse.

Posted by: JTB at December 07, 2021 09:44 AM (7EjX1)

79 Chief Brody? Uh, sir. We found a body on the beach.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at December 07, 2021 09:44 AM (IJES/)

80 O traveler. Tell the Trojans, that here obedient to their laws, Hector lies; too much eggnog.

Posted by: Archer at December 07, 2021 09:44 AM (gmo/4)

81 The oath of the gods, this day was fulfilled
In the heat of the battle, Hector was killed
See him Petroclus, down in the dust
rejoice in his death, my symbol of trust

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 09:44 AM (VwHCD)

82 Does this painting come in a velvet version?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 09:42 AM (kqCSX)

Yep. And the wolves are playing poker.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 09:44 AM (Z5y5O)

83 Yes, they painted their statues except in quite garish colours and not exactly true to life. A 'net search will show examples I'm sure.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 09:44 AM (UHVv4)

84 60 Wait, after being dragged around the walls of Troy by a chariot three times Hector's body is still intact?


Anna that was my first thought also!

I always loved Hector and was just gutted by his tragic end when I first read The Iliad.

To me he was the most honorable and likable character in it.

Posted by: Black Orchid at December 07, 2021 09:44 AM (j9HX3)

85 Is that the proverbial hill to die on?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at December 07, 2021 09:44 AM (w9Wax)

86 Wake up Hunter and clean up your room for crying out loud!

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 07, 2021 09:44 AM (tMjLZ)

87 Interesting painting. I guess this would be at the shore of the Aegean Sea, across which the Greeks sailed to get to Troy. My first thought was, "Wolves," but they don't look like wolves, jackals, or hyenas. Perhaps they are Hector's own hunting dogs, wondering why their pack leader (the human) is so still . . .?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 09:45 AM (txdEq)

88 If you rotate the painting 90 degrees counter-clockwise, you will realize that Hector is alive and well. Often mistaken for "Dead Hector", this is actually "Dangling Hector."

Posted by: Biden's Dog at December 07, 2021 09:45 AM (7iFeQ)

89 How do we know those aren't wolves?
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One in the back is wearing a birthday cap!
/ancient wolf-modern pet meme

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 09:45 AM (UHVv4)

90 BTW. Did statues used to be painted and the paint wore off? Just curious cause it seemed to me if I was striving for realism, I'd want to paint them to more mimic the living.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 09:41 AM (1hoTV)

Yes. The ancient Greeks painted their statues in bright colors. Even the Parthenon was painted. Here's an article with some pics.

https://tinyurl.com/2cb9b3yv

Posted by: Kris at December 07, 2021 09:45 AM (OyyDO)

91 Dead man, ass-up on a rock?


Wherefore art thou, Jussie Smollett?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 09:45 AM (M4qcY)

92 Yes, classical statues were often painted for realism. And why do the dogs look like they've been photoshopped in from another painting?

Posted by: Ms. Johnnie at December 07, 2021 09:45 AM (zjUql)

93 Why is he naked?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 09:45 AM (Y5qcH)

94
Hector: browbeat, bully, intimidate, badger

Now "hector" is dead, and the dogs get their revenge.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 09:46 AM (kqCSX)

95 Hector would have been a good king as depicted in the Illiad. Unfortunately he had a Paolo of a brother.

Never forget what happened to Hector's son after Troy was taken. Tossed from the battlements.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:46 AM (+CF/e)

96 Why is he naked?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 09:45 AM (Y5qcH)
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Achilles stripped his corpse. Spoils of war.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 09:46 AM (AlkyK)

97 Hector was filming a movie with Alec

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 09:47 AM (arJlL)

98 So it's Rapey Tuesday, and CBD brings us a used Trojan. Well played, CBD. Well played.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:47 AM (m+jkK)

99 Look more like wolves than dogs to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 07, 2021 09:47 AM (ZLI7S)

100 Artists are always painting or sculpturing people from books. Fictional people or Gods.

I guess cause there's few comebacks from the heirs.

But I'd be scared that some God would get pissed and then I'd be in big trouble.

But artists and sculpturers don't think that way.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 09:47 AM (1hoTV)

101 He is not dead, just resting.

Posted by: runner at December 07, 2021 09:48 AM (APnjM)

102 Pining for the fjords?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:48 AM (+CF/e)

103 How do we know those aren't wolves?
Posted by: redridinghood at December 07, 2021


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The white paws, muzzles, and chests. Wolves come in a number of colors -- red, gray, black, brown, and white -- but I don't think they are bi-colored like that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 09:48 AM (txdEq)

104 Hector vs Achilles...


https://tinyurl.com/rpxnnjkj


Posted by: davidt at December 07, 2021 09:48 AM (0hbQ6)

105

Did he wash up on a Greek Island?

Posted by: Nicky Necro at December 07, 2021 09:48 AM (RVqWE)

106 One technique I like in Riviere's paintings is the way he can show the reflected sheen on objects, like a knight's armor, and animal fur. His "Requiescat" painting is a good example.

Posted by: JTB at December 07, 2021 09:49 AM (7EjX1)

107 That doesn't look much like wine-dark sea to me.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 09:49 AM (UHVv4)

108 Why is he naked?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

Achilles stripped his corpse. Spoils of war.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Toga - 1
Drachma - 2
Sword, Hand - 1
Utensil, Transcription, Hand Held - 1

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 09:49 AM (M4qcY)

109 Look more like wolves than dogs to me.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 07, 2021


***
Hunting dogs in 1200 BC probably did look a lot like their wild ancestors.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 09:49 AM (txdEq)

110 Greek homos had their way with him.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 09:50 AM (Y5qcH)

111 And the Greek 'hero' Achilles is shown to be a petulant man-child. But so is Agamemnon. All over a bit of female fluff that Achilles carted off from sacking an island. Apparently she was such a dish Agamemnon nabbed her next.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:51 AM (+CF/e)

112 Why are the Democrats called Democrats when they are shooting for Marxism?

Overnight we have new dictionaries that are very professional looking.

Their perverts are so extremely professional looking.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 07, 2021 09:51 AM (YdUrq)

113
Dog, therefore art.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 09:52 AM (/U27+)

114 Washed up troll.

Posted by: Joe Mama at December 07, 2021 09:52 AM (WmGrA)

115 We can't see that here but they also sculpt their statues with small mr. happy's.

I mean compared to their physique these guys are teenie tiny.

Are scupturers mostly male or female? This may be the reason.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 09:52 AM (1hoTV)

116 BTW, Priam, and therefore Hector, were most likely Greek.

In a letter (well tablet) from the Hittites to the Mycenaean Greek King the former mentions the latter's defeat of a Greek adventurer that had conquered Troy.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 09:52 AM (ESjRY)

117 Somebody done knocked Hector's dick in the dirt.

Posted by: Ajax at December 07, 2021 09:52 AM (LaNzR)

118 I'm guessing they had Planet Fitness back then.

Posted by: dantesed at December 07, 2021 09:53 AM (88xKn)

119
Why is he naked?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


He was having gay sex.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 09:53 AM (kqCSX)

120 Some speak of Alexander and some of Hercules,
Of Hector and Lysander and such great heroes as these.
But of all the world's brave heroes, there's none that can compare.
With a tow, row, row, row, row, row, to the British Grenadiers.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 09:53 AM (UHVv4)

121 This work represents a sub-genre of art depicting dead bodies in various poses by or in the sea. Often referred to as the marine corpse.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 09:53 AM (m45I2)

122 >>Hunting dogs in 1200 BC probably did look a lot like their wild ancestors.

Makes sense.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 07, 2021 09:53 AM (ZLI7S)

123 lol muldoon coffee choked on

Posted by: Black Orchid at December 07, 2021 09:54 AM (j9HX3)

124 The white paws, muzzles, and chests. Wolves come in a number of colors -- red, gray, black, brown, and white -- but I don't think they are bi-colored like that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 09:48 AM (txdEq)

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"HOW DARE YOU presume that they don't identify as non-binary-colored, sir!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 09:54 AM (mZ3xv)

125 We can't see that here but they also sculpt their statues with small mr. happy's.

I mean compared to their physique these guys are teenie tiny.

Are scupturers mostly male or female? This may be the reason.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 09:52 AM (1hoTV)
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Artistic convention. The Greeks considered large genitalia to be animalistic.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 09:54 AM (AlkyK)

126 And the Greek 'hero' Achilles is shown to be a petulant man-child. But so is Agamemnon. All over a bit of female fluff that Achilles carted off from sacking an island. Apparently she was such a dish Agamemnon nabbed her next.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021


***
Chryseis or Briseis, something like that. (When I took "Recreational Reading" as an elective in 8th grade, we started off studying the Greek myths and the Iliad. The girl sitting next to me in class, well, let's just say I pictured Achilles' slave girl looking kind of like her. . . .)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 09:54 AM (txdEq)

127 Washed up troll.
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Kurt can only wish he had an ass like that!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 09:55 AM (UHVv4)

128 Artistic convention. The Greeks considered large genitalia to be animalistic.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 09:54 AM (AlkyK)

They were growers, not showers.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 09:55 AM (Y5qcH)

129 110 Greek homos had their way with him.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 09:50 AM (Y5qcH)

No, I believe that he was otterly desecrated.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 09:55 AM (De/Wj)

130 The Trojan War was never over a piece of blond fluff named Helen.

Troy/Illiam controlled entry into the Black Sea. Thus was crimping Greek trade. Much like how Venice resented Constantinople.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:55 AM (+CF/e)

131 121 This work represents a sub-genre of art depicting dead bodies in various poses by or in the sea. Often referred to as the marine corpse.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 09:53 AM (m45I2)

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DogEater, is that you?

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 09:55 AM (mZ3xv)

132 Why is he naked?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

He was having gay sex.
Posted by: Soothsayer

Obligatory:
You know how you separate the men from the boys in Greece?

With a crowbar.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 09:55 AM (M4qcY)

133

Escaped from in Turkish prison only to wash up on a Greek island... The gods too are fond of a joke...

Posted by: Nicky Necro at December 07, 2021 09:55 AM (RVqWE)

134 After 12 days he must have been pretty ripe.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2021 09:55 AM (yrol0)

135
speaking of dead people...

Womp Womp:

Woman Who Bad Mouthed Rittenhouse's Parents Is Murdered By Her Son

https://youtu.be/WRgE6-IXW3w



Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 09:56 AM (kqCSX)

136 This work represents a sub-genre of art depicting dead bodies in various poses by or in the sea. Often referred to as the marine corpse.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 09:53 AM


I remember being at a Marine Corps birthday observation, and the young Marine 1LT who read whatever the appropriate remarks were for the day pronounced "corps" as "corpse". You could feel the collective cringe in the room.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:56 AM (m+jkK)

137 This work represents a sub-genre of art depicting dead bodies in various poses by or in the sea. Often referred to as the marine corpse.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 09:53 AM (m45I2)
++++
I'm known for my appreciation of this genre.

Posted by: SCOAMF at December 07, 2021 09:57 AM (DU+/6)

138 125 We can't see that here but they also sculpt their statues with small mr. happy's.

I mean compared to their physique these guys are teenie tiny.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 09:54 AM (AlkyK)

Cold studios?

Posted by: Kris at December 07, 2021 09:57 AM (OyyDO)

139 Unlike their friends, the Greeks could leave their enemies behind.

Posted by: Homer at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (LaNzR)

140 Hunting dogs in 1200 BC probably did look a lot like their wild ancestors.

Makes sense.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 07, 2021


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I mean, dogs had been domesticated for a long time by then, but I don't think people had started breeding toy dogs like Chihuahuas or cute little companion animals like Shih Tzus. "Let slip the dogs of war!" is an effective cry if we're talking about huge mastiffs; a pack of Corgis, not so much!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (txdEq)

141 Briseis is how I remember her name being spelled. So you sat by a dish in 8th grade? How precocious.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (+CF/e)

142 "I was in the pool !"

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (arJlL)

143 We can't see that here but they also sculpt their statues with small mr. happy's.

I mean compared to their physique these guys are teenie tiny.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Cold studios?
Posted by: Kris


Irish.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (M4qcY)

144 Muldoon is on a roll this morning. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (gLRfa)

145 I just saw that Juicy Smoliet testified that Don Lemon gave him information about the Chicago Police Department's investigation of him so he knew to hide his phone from them. CNN's going to be the Only Tater Network next week at this rate.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (ZGrMX)

146 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 07, 2021 09:56 AM (m+jkK)

Maybe he was trying for a more Jocular atmosphere. You know how the Marines like a joke.

I know they make jokes about the Corps all the damn time.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 09:59 AM (1hoTV)

147 130 The Trojan War was never over a piece of blond fluff named Helen.

Troy/Illiam controlled entry into the Black Sea. Thus was crimping Greek trade. Much like how Venice resented Constantinople.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 09:55 AM (+CF/e)

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The publisher rejected the original title "The Place That Launched A Thousand Ships."

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 09:59 AM (mZ3xv)

148 I like this.
The body is gorgeous.

The detail in the sand and the sea grass is just stunning.

And the wolves look sad.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 07, 2021 09:59 AM (U2p+3)

149 Irish.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (M4qcY)
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Dude. Don't make me hurt you.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 09:59 AM (AlkyK)

150
I mean, dogs had been domesticated for a long time by then, but I don't think people had started breeding toy dogs like Chihuahuas or cute little companion animals like Shih Tzus. 

_________

Most breeds are of fairly recent vintage. Say, from about 1800.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 10:00 AM (/U27+)

151 I discovered two really good currentTexas artists.

Ysabel LeMay and Steve Wrubel.

LeMay takes flowers and plants and composes a modern fantasy look. Her painting Light Years Ahead , I am just guessing , is her take on Jackson Pollock. It's amazing IMHO.

Wrubel does cowboy art with bold colors. You can hook me into almost any painting if it has bold colors.

Take a look at their work if you have a chance. You can also see their work in person at the Chris Martin Gallery in Dallas.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 10:00 AM (woCRW)

152 Muldoon is on a roll this morning. LOL

This isn't the Food Thread !

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 10:00 AM (arJlL)

153 Not a lot of happy trees here.

But a good painting. Especially his beloved dogs, which he loved ot paint.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 07, 2021 10:00 AM (u82oZ)

154 Irish.
Posted by: rickb223

Dude. Don't make me hurt you.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

God gave us HUGE livers.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:01 AM (M4qcY)

155 The publisher rejected the original title "The Place That Launched A Thousand Ships."
Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 09:59 AM (mZ3xv)
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And even that was a rework of the original "Vital Shipping Lanes, Regional Trade and Defense: A Naval Strategy" written by the Rand Corporation. The publisher wanted something "more dramatic."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:01 AM (DU+/6)

156 And the wolves look sad.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Because the Moops left !

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 10:01 AM (arJlL)

157 145 I just saw that Juicy Smoliet testified that Don Lemon gave him information about the Chicago Police Department's investigation of him so he knew to hide his phone from them. CNN's going to be the Only Tater Network next week at this rate.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (ZGrMX)

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BREAKING: CNN to Formally Change Name to FFN -- The French Fry Network. Developing ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 10:01 AM (mZ3xv)

158
But a good painting. Especially his beloved dogs, which he loved ot paint.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 07, 2021 10:00 AM (u82oZ)

_________

Meh, he's no Landseer.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 10:02 AM (/U27+)

159 I know that one wolf? dog? on the left and foreground is looking kind of sideways at ol' Hector.

Like maybe he's thinking should he take a bite or that Hector's gonna get up with a slipper in his hand?

It's a very strange look that you only see on dogs when they know they're done something bad or are about to do something bad and look to their owner/slave to see which way to go.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 10:02 AM (1hoTV)

160 Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 10:01 AM (mZ3xv)
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Respectfully, "Let's Flow Biden! (Non compos anus)" might match the original more cleanly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:03 AM (DU+/6)

161 Paul Mitchell @PaulMitchell_AB; 20h
"After millions of young Canadian men have been injected with millions of doses of Moderna, it's now recommended those between 12-29 no longer do so"

Remember when Theresa Tam and other "Top Doctors" all said it was safe?

[AB=Alberta; "Dr." Tam is Canada's Chinese version of Fauci.]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:03 AM (UHVv4)

162 A musical interlude from the Fauci's boss, the outgoing NIH Director:

https://tinyurl.com/2zaex9pr

These are not serious people.

Posted by: IrishEi at December 07, 2021 10:03 AM (0TVNF)

163 145 I just saw that Juicy Smoliet testified that Don Lemon gave him information about the Chicago Police Department's investigation of him so he knew to hide his phone from them. CNN's going to be the Only Tater Network next week at this rate.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2021 09:58 AM (ZGrMX)

Ok, I know that some in the media excused Fredo's actions regarding the Luv Guv because they were brothers. What's LeMon's excuse? That they were 'brothers'?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 10:04 AM (De/Wj)

164 [AB=Alberta; "Dr." Tam is Canada's Chinese version of Fauci.]
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:03 AM (UHVv4)
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Fauci is also the Chinese version of Fauci.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:04 AM (DU+/6)

165 *gargles brain bleach*

"Let it flow" set to that Disney tune "let it go."

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:04 AM (+CF/e)

166 Meh, he's no Landseer.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 10:02 AM (/U27+)
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Or William Wegman.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:04 AM (AlkyK)

167 A musical interlude from the Fauci's boss, the outgoing NIH Director:

https://tinyurl.com/2zaex9pr

These are not serious people.
Posted by: IrishEi at December 07, 2021 10:03 AM (0TVNF)
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Oy vey.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:04 AM (DU+/6)

168 If you meth up a 100 poddles be like land piranhas.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 07, 2021 10:05 AM (YdUrq)

169 The black sea trade was very important later for Athens, so likely control of trade was an important concern in the Trojan war, but, it is also quite possible Priam/Paris abducted a Spartan princess to get a claim on that city as well.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:05 AM (ESjRY)

170 Michael P Senger @MichaelPSenger; 20h
In a French study of 27,000 participants who claimed they were suffering from "Long COVID," only 4% actually tested positive for the virus.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:05 AM (UHVv4)

171 What's LeMon's excuse? That they were 'brothers'?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 10:04 AM (De/Wj)

Butt brothers.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 07, 2021 10:05 AM (VwHCD)

172 I mean, dogs had been domesticated for a long time by then, but I don't think people had started breeding toy dogs like Chihuahuas or cute little companion animals like Shih Tzus. "Let slip the dogs of war!" is an effective cry if we're talking about huge mastiffs; a pack of Corgis, not so much!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Dire Wolves.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:06 AM (M4qcY)

173 Yes, that idiot sings about the world going to hell but it's his fault. He could have helped to shut down the fake panic.

Posted by: Seems Legit at December 07, 2021 10:07 AM (DcKNO)

174 Let's gaol bai-din.

Posted by: Eromero at December 07, 2021 10:07 AM (0OP+5)

175 One of the most interesting things about the Iliad/Odyssey is that it isn't just a "rah rah go us!" myth.

Almost all the Greeks came to a bad end.

And looking at those that survived like Odysseus he tried hard to NOT go.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:07 AM (ESjRY)

176
Or William Wegman.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:04 AM (AlkyK)

__________

The Weimeraners in his photos always look like someone has or is about to smack them. No, period.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2021 10:07 AM (/U27+)

177 the young Marine 1LT who read whatever the appropriate remarks were for the day pronounced "corps" as "corpse". You could feel the collective cringe in the room.

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How else would he have pronounced it?

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 07, 2021 10:08 AM (sGnvY)

178 Michael P Senger @MichaelPSenger; 20h
In a French study of 27,000 participants who claimed they were suffering from "Long COVID," only 4% actually tested positive for the virus.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:05 AM (UHVv4)

Psychosomatic symptoms were bound to happen with the 'we're all going to die' propaganda.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 10:08 AM (woCRW)

179 Dire Wolves.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:06 AM (M4qcY)
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Yeah, but they're stupid - tiny braincase. Probably why so many of them wound up in the La Brea Tar Pits.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:08 AM (AlkyK)

180 Some mischief is afoot.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2021 10:08 AM (mD/uy)

181 Yes, that idiot sings about the world going to hell but it's his fault. He could have helped to shut down the fake panic.
Posted by: Seems Legit at December 07, 2021 10:07 AM (DcKNO)
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Yeah. "I sent the world to hell" would have been more accurate.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:08 AM (DU+/6)

182 I knew one guy that had "long covid". But long in this context was maybe a month of symptoms.

Oh, and he had the clot shot. Pfizer I believe.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:08 AM (ESjRY)

183 His buttocks are sublime!

Posted by: Kosmo Kramer at December 07, 2021 10:09 AM (pL/4C)

184 Reminds me of "The Drowned Giant" episode of "Love, Death and Robots".

"When a two hundred foot tall naked body washes ashore outside a small fishing village, crowds gather to witness the spectacle. A local scientist documents the leviathan's surrender to nature..."

Full 10-min. episode:

https://tinyurl.com/y2zzcvz8

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 07, 2021 10:09 AM (vuisn)

185 Weimeraners in Fog.

Just a grey canvas.

Would hang.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 10:09 AM (Y5qcH)

186 La Brea Tar Pits.
Posted by: Captain Obvious,

The tar tar pits?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2021 10:09 AM (mD/uy)

187 >>> 135
speaking of dead people...

Womp Womp:

Woman Who Bad Mouthed Rittenhouse's Parents Is Murdered By Her Son
https://youtu.be/WRgE6-IXW3w

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 09:56 AM (kqCSX)

*sigh* Was he turning his life around?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 07, 2021 10:09 AM (llON8)

188 One of the most interesting things about the Iliad/Odyssey is that it isn't just a "rah rah go us!" myth.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:07 AM (ESjRY)

Wasn't Homer a slave tho? Seems he might be a tad anti-Greek.

Plus was he translated properly? We know that the Church sometimes played fast and loose with interpreting the Bible.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 10:10 AM (1hoTV)

189 To make your head spin, there is a Helen story that involves Egypt.

Paris and Helen had washed ashore in Egypt. When the Pharaoh learned the details he made haste to send them on their way to avoid trouble. But others were horrified as to what happened to Helen and prayed to the gods. So when Paris left for Troy, only an image of Helen went with him while the real Helen stayed safe in Egypt.

After Troy was sacked and destroyed, Menelaus came to Egypt and was thus reunited with Helen.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:10 AM (+CF/e)

190 Hector must have had one hell of a time last night.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 07, 2021 10:10 AM (OTXUv)

191 Troy was considered a mere myth by the scientific establishment of the time until one crazy German decided he was going to go find it.

He basically just read the myths and went to Turkey with some money and started digging and...not surprisingly he found it right away.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:10 AM (ESjRY)

192 Yeah, but they're stupid - tiny braincase. Probably why so many of them wound up in the La Brea Tar Pits.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:08 AM (AlkyK)
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Heh. Apropos of nothing, we once lived in a house with truly foul carpeting that we ripped out and replaced. We called them "the La Brea Carpets."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:10 AM (DU+/6)

193 Hector must have had one hell of a time last night.

He was subbing for the Paolo, and all of the Bulwark wives had that special itch.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2021 10:11 AM (ZGrMX)

194 The tar tar pits?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2021 10:09 AM (mD/uy)

When I was a little kid, I called strawberries, "tar tars".

I think my name was better.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 10:11 AM (Y5qcH)

195 Not very lifelike. Which is good for a painting of a dead guy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 10:11 AM (P3gRi)

196 He was subbing for the Paolo, and all of the Bulwark wives had that special itch.
Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2021 10:11 AM (ZGrMX)
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Poor Hector.

There's a topical cream for that now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:11 AM (DU+/6)

197 Dead, nekkid, stinkin, maggot infested, and eaten by mutts is no way to go through life Hector.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:11 AM (o2MD2)

198 Don ?

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at December 07, 2021 10:11 AM (ytSiK)

199 There once was a movie director
said let's make a movie bout Hector
starred a drag queen named Milt,
who tripped on his kilt
to screams of 'ono it's wrecked her!'

Posted by: Eromero at December 07, 2021 10:12 AM (0OP+5)

200 Heh. I remember back when this guy was a pup.

Posted by: Dire Wolf #2 at December 07, 2021 10:12 AM (VxC1e)

201 The tar tar pits?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2021 10:09 AM (mD/uy)
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*sigh*

Yes, I know. Chalk it up to tautological placenames.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:12 AM (AlkyK)

202 Yes. The ancient Greeks painted their statues in bright colors. Even the Parthenon was painted.

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The Philly art museum has painted classical-style statues/reliefs in the tympanum. It's a neat look.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at December 07, 2021 10:13 AM (sGnvY)

203 Dead, nekkid, stinkin, maggot infested, and eaten by mutts is no way to go through life Hector.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:11 AM (o2MD2)
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But it's a helluva way to go through death!

Posted by: Hector at December 07, 2021 10:13 AM (DU+/6)

204 That'll teach him for bitching at folks.

Posted by: irright at December 07, 2021 10:13 AM (8rX4S)

205 Another interesting aspect of this is that the Iliad/Odyssey give us a glimpse of the Greek world before the Greek dark age.

The world of Athens, Sparta, and the Persians that we have better documentation about was in the future. This is before the Dorians (whatever the Dorians actually were!).

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:13 AM (ESjRY)

206 See what happens when you don't wear a mask?

Posted by: Karen at December 07, 2021 10:14 AM (pL/4C)

207 The world of Athens, Sparta, and the Persians that we have better documentation about was in the future. This is before the Dorians (whatever the Dorians actually were!).
Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:13 AM (ESjRY)
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I'm pretty sure they did some kind of aging thing involving a painting.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:14 AM (DU+/6)

208 See what happens when you don't wear a mask?
Posted by: Karen at December 07, 2021 10:14 AM (pL/4C)
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I get immortalized in fine art and engender both thoughtful and snarky commentary?

I can think of worse fates, babe.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:14 AM (DU+/6)

209 Stripping dead after bstthe is a big money operation

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 07, 2021 10:15 AM (SA1aU)

210 Yes, I know. Chalk it up to tautological placenames.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

I saw Nazareth open for Boston someplace, can't remember where.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2021 10:15 AM (mD/uy)

211 "Dr." Tam is Canada's Chinese version of Fauci.]
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:03 AM (UHVv4)

Also a tranny, if I am not mistaken. If not a tranny, then the ugliest Asian woman in the history of ever.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 10:15 AM (P3gRi)

212 Now Hector is a registered Democrat.

Posted by: DCCC at December 07, 2021 10:15 AM (pL/4C)

213 Stripping dead after bstthe is a big money operation

Ok Lord Blackadder maybe next time I can get something other then the loincloth?

Posted by: Baldrick at December 07, 2021 10:16 AM (ESjRY)

214 The Dorians were pimps. The could never have outfought the Mycenaeans.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 07, 2021 10:16 AM (VxC1e)

215 >>> 161 Paul Mitchell @PaulMitchell_AB; 20h
"After millions of young Canadian men have been injected with millions of doses of Moderna, it's now recommended those between 12-29 no longer do so"

Remember when Theresa Tam and other "Top Doctors" all said it was safe?

[AB=Alberta; "Dr." Tam is Canada's Chinese version of Fauci.]
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:03 AM (UHVv4)

Go see what results googlag returns for "myocarditis". The cult freaks are having to admit there's problems, so now they're trying to downplay things.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 07, 2021 10:16 AM (llON8)

216 I have upped my successful prediction rate by just assuming whatever our "government" says is a fucking lie.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:17 AM (o2MD2)

217 The world of Athens, Sparta, and the Persians that we have better documentation about was in the future. This is before the Dorians (whatever the Dorians actually were!).
Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:13 AM (ESjRY

Interesting how we can conflate time periods that were almost a thousand years apart.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 10:17 AM (woCRW)

218 Is that biden?

Posted by: sidney at December 07, 2021 10:18 AM (LJJah)

219 Accurate translation of the Illiad?

From an article titled No Final Translation of Homer Possible written in the late 1800s by Butcher and Lang we get this snippet.

"Without Chapman's conceits, Homer's poems would hardly have been what the Elizabethans took for poetry; without Pope's smoothness, and Pope's points, the Illiad and Odyssey would have seemed tame, rude, and harsh in the age of Anne. These great translations must always live as English poems. As transcripts of Homer they are like pictures drawn from a lost point of view."

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:18 AM (+CF/e)

220 One thing that should have stood out early on that something was up is that with three different shots available the FNM and the government-medical establishment just flat out pretended that they were all the same thing.

Hell, your doctor will likely tell you when you should take aspirin vs tylenol but...JJ vs Moderna? Sure same thing.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:18 AM (ESjRY)

221 Don Lemon just off the picture to the left, working on his erection.

Posted by: JEM at December 07, 2021 10:18 AM (8erNz)

222 How the English defeated the French at Agincourt. The French knights were all after glory and ransom so did not operate as a cohesive force.

So the British cleaned their clocks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:19 AM (+CF/e)

223 191 Troy was considered a mere myth by the scientific establishment of the time until one crazy German decided he was going to go find it.

He basically just read the myths and went to Turkey with some money and started digging and...not surprisingly he found it right away.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:10 AM (ESjRY)

I believe archaeologists eventually found 9 separate layers of Troy. Each built on top of each other. For a while, it was thought that Level 7 was the best candidate for the Troy of the Iliad, but I think that's recently been reexamined.

Schliemann also excavated Mycenae, but the treasures he found and thought were Agamemnon's are from the wrong era.

Posted by: Kris at December 07, 2021 10:19 AM (OyyDO)

224 O/T I just had a brainwave and did an experiment. This time of year, one has to clean his menorah to clear off all of the accumulated candle wax. This has always been a tedious process of scraping and cleaning. Not this year. This year, I tried putting down some parchment paper on a cookie sheet, angling the thing up a bit so the candle holders were aimed moderately downward, and baking it at 175 degrees for 20 minutes. I was left with a pool of wax and a brief buff job doable with paper towels and now it's done.

Just a tip for anyone with similar problems.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:20 AM (DU+/6)

225 Paul Joseph Watson @PrisonPlanet; 3h
The CEO of South Africa's largest private healthcare network says that the Omicron variant is "so mild" that it "may signal the end of COVID-19."

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:20 AM (UHVv4)

226 222 How the English defeated the French at Agincourt. The French knights were all after glory and ransom so did not operate as a cohesive force.

So the British cleaned their clocks.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Or they would have, if they'd had clocks.

Posted by: JEM at December 07, 2021 10:20 AM (8erNz)

227 How the English defeated the French at Agincourt. The French knights were all after glory and ransom so did not operate as a cohesive force.

So the British cleaned their clocks.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:19 AM (+CF/e)
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Not likely. That was a good two centuries before the Longitude Act help create effective and reliable portable clocks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:21 AM (DU+/6)

228 >>> 225 Paul Joseph Watson @PrisonPlanet; 3h
The CEO of South Africa's largest private healthcare network says that the Omicron variant is "so mild" that it "may signal the end of COVID-19."
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:20 AM (UHVv4)

Aww, we're just getting started! Can't we keep it going a little longer?

Posted by: Aussie Cops and Top.Men. at December 07, 2021 10:21 AM (llON8)

229 I saw a demo where someone took a recreation of the equipment of the time and found that English longbows could NOT pierce French armor of the time even at short range.

It does make the battle of Agincourt harder to understand.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:22 AM (ESjRY)

230 See, hanging with the Horde is time well spent...

I think

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:22 AM (+CF/e)

231 Briseis is how I remember her name being spelled. So you sat by a dish in 8th grade? How precocious.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021


***
She reminded me, in coloring and expression, of Claudia Cardinale. She was 13 then. I can only imagine how hot she'd have been 5-10 years later!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:22 AM (txdEq)

232 One thing that should have stood out early on that something was up is that with three different shots available the FNM and the government-medical establishment just flat out pretended that they were all the same thing.

Hell, your doctor will likely tell you when you should take aspirin vs tylenol but...JJ vs Moderna? Sure same thing.
Posted by: 18-1


That should have sealed the deal that this was nothing but an op.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:22 AM (M4qcY)

233 We finally get some beefcake, and it's a dead guy.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 07, 2021 10:22 AM (Ez6QX)

234 Wait whose cocks are we beating?

Posted by: Barack H Obama at December 07, 2021 10:22 AM (ESjRY)

235 Not likely. That was a good two centuries before the Longitude Act help create effective and reliable portable clocks.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

HA! A timely joke.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2021 10:22 AM (mD/uy)

236 the Omicron variant is "so mild" that it "may signal the end of COVID-19."

..

WINNING!

Posted by: Biden at December 07, 2021 10:23 AM (nRix8)

237 216 I have upped my successful prediction rate by just assuming whatever our "government" says is a fucking lie.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:17 AM (o2MD2)

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^^^^This guy gets it.^^^^^

Posted by: Seems Legit at December 07, 2021 10:23 AM (DcKNO)

238 Like to see new horror movies from Australia.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 07, 2021 10:23 AM (YdUrq)

239 Don't skip leg day. -some dead guy who has a point TBH

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2021 10:23 AM (44ww/)

240 Yes. The ancient Greeks painted their statues in bright colors. Even the Parthenon was painted. Here's an article with some pics.

https://tinyurl.com/2cb9b3yv

Learned something today, thanks for the knowledge

Posted by: Beeman at December 07, 2021 10:24 AM (MZVOx)

241 PSA PSA - AR-15 days of Christmas. H ampersand K SP-5 only $3199! That is $800 off!

Yippie-ki-yay!

Posted by: blaster at December 07, 2021 10:24 AM (mbFEM)

242 So the British cleaned their clocks.
Posted by: Anna Puma

Not likely. That was a good two centuries before the Longitude Act help create effective and reliable portable clocks.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

ISWYDT

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:24 AM (M4qcY)

243 So when Paris left for Troy, only an image of Helen went with him while the real Helen stayed safe in Egypt.

After Troy was sacked and destroyed, Menelaus came to Egypt and was thus reunited with Helen.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021


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Uh . . . how *solid* was this image, I wonder . . .?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:25 AM (txdEq)

244 I have upped my successful prediction rate by just assuming whatever our "government" says is a fucking lie.

Its not a lie if I just read what someone else wrote.

Posted by: Joey Two Fingers at December 07, 2021 10:25 AM (ESjRY)

245 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:20 AM (DU+/6)
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Here I thought you were leading in to a terrible pun about menorahs, wax and ovens.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:25 AM (AlkyK)

246 I hate leaf blower season. Hate.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 07, 2021 10:25 AM (ZLI7S)

247 >>> 232 One thing that should have stood out early on that something was up is that with three different shots available the FNM and the government-medical establishment just flat out pretended that they were all the same thing.

Hell, your doctor will likely tell you when you should take aspirin vs tylenol but...JJ vs Moderna? Sure same thing.
Posted by: 18-1


That should have sealed the deal that this was nothing but an op.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:22 AM (M4qcY)

Sure, but all the Karens think their paper or knitted masks are the same as top-grade full-body biohazard gear (unless *you* aren't wearing a mask).

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 07, 2021 10:25 AM (llON8)

248 233 We finally get some beefcake, and it's a dead guy.
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Finally? Ottoman was beefcake and alive. Cant please some people.

Posted by: Dingbat at December 07, 2021 10:26 AM (bfxD8)

249 Shouldn't the NIH director singing about COVID coming from bats be flagged as the Dread Misinformation?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:26 AM (DU+/6)

250 222 How the English defeated the French at Agincourt. The French knights were all after glory and ransom so did not operate as a cohesive force.

So the British cleaned their clocks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:19 AM
That same thing played out in Once And Future King, as King Arthur bypassed the serfs fighting for King Lot of Orkney and went after his knights. Very unsporting but effective.

Posted by: Eromero at December 07, 2021 10:26 AM (0OP+5)

251 I said "LOOK OUT ETHEL!" but it was too late.

Posted by: 496 at December 07, 2021 10:27 AM (VJsqe)

252 >>> 249 Shouldn't the NIH director singing about COVID coming from bats be flagged as the Dread Misinformation?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:26 AM (DU+/6)

Since when have these dipshits been internally consistent?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 07, 2021 10:27 AM (llON8)

253 The Mycenaean Greeks did have some ties to egypt - my memory is there were signs of trade with them at Akrotiri

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:27 AM (ESjRY)

254 Since when have these dipshits been internally consistent?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 07, 2021 10:27 AM (llON
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Hell, when have they ever been externally consistent?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:27 AM (DU+/6)

255
I hate leaf blower season. Hate.

Close your fcking windows!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 10:27 AM (kqCSX)

256 222 How the English defeated the French at Agincourt. The French knights were all after glory and ransom so did not operate as a cohesive force.

So the British cleaned their clocks.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:19 AM (+CF/e)

But it doesn't hurt to have a field full of mud for your enemy's heavy cavalry to charge through, too.

Posted by: Kris at December 07, 2021 10:27 AM (OyyDO)

257 Three Wolf Garrett's Moon.

Posted by: flounder at December 07, 2021 10:28 AM (SH2Zi)

258 Turbo Leafblowers are backing The Orangey Woodchippers.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 07, 2021 10:28 AM (YdUrq)

259 Sooth

why are you buggering the windows?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:28 AM (+CF/e)

260 I telling you bro. That Helen is nothing but trouble.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 07, 2021 10:29 AM (rDgjh)

261 251 I said "LOOK OUT ETHEL!" but it was too late.
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The young whippersnaper morons won't get this one.

Posted by: Dingbat at December 07, 2021 10:29 AM (bfxD8)

262 I field full of mud AND a bottleneck.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 07, 2021 10:29 AM (rDgjh)

263 But it doesn't hurt to have a field full of mud for your enemy's heavy cavalry to charge through, too.

I forget what movie it was from - but there was a scene where a dismounted exhausted French knight got to the English line and the English basically just mobbed and tackled him and stabbed him to death through the weak points in the armor and then repeated as the next knight got to the line.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:29 AM (ESjRY)

264 When your horses are mired in mud, it certainly helps the chaps with the halberds cut the horses off at the knees and then use the same weapon to open a French knight like a can of sardines meeting a can opener.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:29 AM (+CF/e)

265 I said "LOOK OUT ETHEL!" but it was too late.
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The young whippersnaper morons won't get this one.
Posted by: Dingbat

I Snorted.

I'm old.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2021 10:30 AM (mD/uy)

266
CA banned [the sale of new] gas leaf blowers, and other gas-powered lawn equipment.

That's bullshit.

You have idiots like Scott Adams who live in their mansions (it's on youtube) and pay peanuts to illegal mexicans to manicure their yards, and then demand the state ban gas leaf blowers. Have fun listening to an electric leaf blower for 3X as long, then.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 10:30 AM (kqCSX)

267 251 I said "LOOK OUT ETHEL!" but it was too late.
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The young whippersnaper morons won't get this one.
Posted by: Dingbat at December 07, 2021 10:29 AM (bfxD

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True. Just glad someone did!

Posted by: 496 at December 07, 2021 10:30 AM (VJsqe)

268 Here, you can still see some of the paint still on the figure.

https://tinyurl.com/2p89yswz

Posted by: Kris at December 07, 2021 10:30 AM (OyyDO)

269 I telling you bro. That Helen is nothing but trouble.

The myth about how Zeus refused to judge the most desirable Greek goddess and kicked it to Paris is actually kind of funny.

He knew there was no winning and just handed that grenade to the first mortal he could.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:31 AM (ESjRY)

270 Briseis is how I remember her name being spelled. So you sat by a dish in 8th grade? How precocious.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021


***
I guess I was precocious: Instead of being tongue-tied like most 13-year-old boys around a pretty girl, I even talked with her every day. She seemed nice as well as attractive, which made her more attractive.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:31 AM (txdEq)

271 Ethel...named after gasoline.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 07, 2021 10:31 AM (YdUrq)

272
I bought the biggest backpack leaf blower Husqvarna makes, just so it would take me less time to do what I needed. More power = Less time = Less noise.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 10:31 AM (kqCSX)

273 Zeus had enough trouble running around showering girls in gold with Hera chasing after him for the philandering

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 07, 2021 10:32 AM (+CF/e)

274 Like to see new horror movies from Australia.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 07, 2021 10:23 AM (YdUrq)

The Rover is a timely semi-post apocalyptic movie that takes place in Australia. Really good.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 10:32 AM (woCRW)

275 I said "LOOK OUT ETHEL!" but it was too late.
Posted by: 496 at December 07, 2021


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She'd already gotten a free shot!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:32 AM (txdEq)

276 Stripping after bisque is optional, but encouraged.

Posted by: Monsieur Piedlourde at December 07, 2021 10:32 AM (UxU4A)

277 Drinks with wolves. Costner again.

Posted by: klaftern at December 07, 2021 10:33 AM (taPSh)

278 I said "LOOK OUT ETHEL!" but it was too late.
Posted by: 496

Ah, the spring of '74 in college. It was a glorious time.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2021 10:33 AM (mD/uy)

279 Learned something today, thanks for the knowledge
Posted by: Beeman at December 07, 2021 10:24 AM (MZVOx)

Here you can still see some of the paint still on the figure.

https://tinyurl.com/2p89yswz

*sigh* Repost of 268

Posted by: Kris at December 07, 2021 10:34 AM (OyyDO)

280 The young whippersnaper morons won't get this one.
Posted by: Dingbat at December 07, 2021 10:29 AM (bfxD
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Old whippersnapper moron here!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at December 07, 2021 10:34 AM (7iFeQ)

281 Drinks with wolves. Costner again.

Posted by: klaftern at December 07, 2021 10:33 AM (taPSh)

Romances with Wolves. Garrett again.

Posted by: flounder at December 07, 2021 10:34 AM (SH2Zi)

282 Your daily dose of idolatry, from a "Trish Lane" on Twitter: "Why do Christians believe in Jesus, whom they've never seen and not Dr. Fauci whom they have seen? Both were born to help people. *shrug emoji*".

She turned off replies after getting spit-roasted.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2021 10:34 AM (aLjiL)

283 The only way to deal with leaves is to rake them up and burn them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 10:35 AM (P3gRi)

284 What Jussie & the Nigerians were looking at in the bathhouse?

Posted by: Pete in Texas at December 07, 2021 10:36 AM (0fsZT)

285 It does make the battle of Agincourt harder to understand.
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There had been alot of rain the 'night' before and the French knights were on foot, funneled through a bottleneck between bad terrain, and got stuck in the mud especially the middle and rear elements that were going through the mud liquified by the earlier knights' march.

The same doc I watched claimed that analysis of the English/Welsh bowmen's bodkin-point arrowheads unearthed at the site found them to have been made of poor-quality steel that would not keeel.

Most of the French knights were killed after capture [pissing off the English knights and men-at-arms who wanted to ransom them!] because Henry thought another French force was anear.

I wonder what Wiki claims??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:36 AM (UHVv4)

286 The Rover....2014.

I'll check it out. I was wanting to see new Australian nazis.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 07, 2021 10:37 AM (YdUrq)

287 I saw Jussie and the Nigerians open for Josie and the Pussycats.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:37 AM (AlkyK)

288 I have a leaf blower. I don't much like them. Fine for moving leaves out of tight places into the open. But I use a lawn sweeper to move them a distance for burning. My leaf moving is enormous. I have two large oaks in the front yard, and one nearly 4 feet through the trunk in the back yard, and 3 more along the driveway. Takes me days and days to even keep my head above water in keeping control of them.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:37 AM (o2MD2)

289 I said "LOOK OUT ETHEL!" but it was too late.
Posted by: 496

Ah, the spring of '74 in college. It was a glorious time.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 07, 2021


***
At that time I was taking a beginning "dance for the theatre" class. A slew of cute, in-shape girls in leotards; and our teacher, well, now we'd refer to her by an acronym that begins with an M and ends in an F.

I discovered I was pretty decent at movement, and could handle modern and jazz dance. Tap? I was hopeless. The one non-drama major in the class was better at that than I was.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:37 AM (txdEq)

290 272
I bought the biggest backpack leaf blower Husqvarna makes, just so it would take me less time to do what I needed. More power = Less time = Less noise.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- at December 07, 2021 10:31 AM (kqCSX)

I once saw a guy using one of those. I looked away, and when I looked back, he wasn't wearing a shirt and the blower was spitting out little bits of fabric.

So make sure you tuck in your shirt.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 10:37 AM (UuD2k)

291 Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:37 AM (o2MD2)

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Oaks are murder when the leaves start dropping. You have my sympathies.

Posted by: 496 at December 07, 2021 10:38 AM (VJsqe)

292 Why do Christians believe in Jesus, whom they've never seen and not Dr. Fauci

Old and Busted: You rubes worship Trump. He's just a man not a god you idiots

New Hotness: I was baptized in the vaccine at my local CVS. I can feel the holiness spread though my body as I quietly say a prayer to science and my lord Fauci.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:38 AM (ESjRY)

293 Hector the snitch, wound up in the ditch.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at December 07, 2021 10:38 AM (EiGqC)

294 Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:36 AM (UHVv4)
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See John Keegan's analysis in "The Face of Battle".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:38 AM (AlkyK)

295 Boogity boogity! He ain't wearing no clothes!

https://bit.ly/3EtsbiS

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:40 AM (M4qcY)

296 Why do Christians believe in Jesus, whom they've never seen and not Dr. Fauci.

Yep. Not a cult.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 07, 2021 10:40 AM (Z5y5O)

297 I forget what movie it was from -- but there was a scene where a dismounted exhausted French knight got to the English line and the English basically just mobbed and tackled him and stabbed him to death through the weak points in the armor and then repeated as the next knight got to the line.
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I think that was Olivier's Henry V [or other famous Brit classical actor]. I can see it in my mind's eye too in the vivid Technicolor.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:41 AM (UHVv4)

298 228 >>> 225 Paul Joseph Watson @PrisonPlanet; 3h
The CEO of South Africa's largest private healthcare network says that the Omicron variant is "so mild" that it "may signal the end of COVID-19."
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:20 AM (UHVv4)

Aww, we're just getting started! Can't we keep it going a little longer?

Posted by: Aussie Cops and Top.Men. at December 07, 2021 10:21 AM (llON

South Africa just did us a huge favor. Because they are just outside the direct geographical influence of the WHO and CDC, their doctors were free to call it like they saw it, without Fauci & Co putting their alarmist spin on the moronic variant beforehand. They couldn't put enough fear on us.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 10:41 AM (De/Wj)

299 The "Stop Being Afraid!" essay by Robert Zimmerman that JJ linked to should be forwarded to everybody you know, whether they are covidiots or not. It, and Zimmerman's quote from Sarah Hoyt within the essay, encapsulate everything about this psychosis.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:41 AM (txdEq)

300 good morning all. oh my, dead Hector has a nice, firm, backside.

Posted by: IC - #FJB at December 07, 2021 10:41 AM (hV9ir)

301 i believe Jesus, Chairman Mao and "DR." Fauci, not so much.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:42 AM (o2MD2)

302 Refresh my memory, classicists. Hector and Paris were brothers, both sons of Priam, king of Troy?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:43 AM (txdEq)

303 Downfall II: Fauci Fini

I can still dream dimly.

Posted by: klaftern at December 07, 2021 10:43 AM (taPSh)

304 See John Keegan's analysis in "The Face of Battle".
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I've got it but I can't recall that chapter as I read it about 40 years ago. [Or whatever year the book came out!]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:44 AM (UHVv4)

305 302 Refresh my memory, classicists. Hector and Paris were brothers, both sons of Priam, king of Troy?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:43 AM (txdEq)

Yes. Hector was the older brother, IIRC.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 10:44 AM (De/Wj)

306 Refresh my memory, classicists. Hector and Paris were brothers, both sons of Priam, king of Troy?

Yes. Priam supposedly had 60 odd sons.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:44 AM (ESjRY)

307 So...

Zero Omicron deaths worldwide so far according to the WHO and MSM.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - FDA requests 2076 as release date for safety approval data on vax at December 07, 2021 10:44 AM (e6I/s)

308 The Bee says Bob Dole is now a Democrat.

Posted by: Bob Dole at December 07, 2021 10:45 AM (0hbQ6)

309 Why do Christians believe in Jesus, whom they've never seen and not Dr. Fauci.

Because we've seen Fauci be a total f'k up and be wrong about everything.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 07, 2021 10:45 AM (UuD2k)

310 "D'joo hear about Hector, mang? Jeah, he's dead, mang. Swam across to El Norte, but La Migra... they're using lobos now, mang. At, yi yi."

Posted by: El Primo de Hector at December 07, 2021 10:45 AM (2ABQr)

311 Yes. Priam supposedly had 60 odd sons.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:44 AM (ESjRY)

How many normal ones?

Posted by: Wally at December 07, 2021 10:45 AM (N1wCb)

312 Refresh my memory, classicists. Hector and Paris were brothers, both sons of Priam, king of Troy?

Yes. Priam supposedly had 60 odd sons.
Posted by: 18-1


Most people would have stopped after two or three weirdos.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:46 AM (M4qcY)

313 South Africa just did us a huge favor.
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Yes, I've seen three other SA doctors' tweets about it over the past couple of weeks stating it being a mild cold as well as the one I quoted above.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:46 AM (UHVv4)

314 South Africa just did us a huge favor. Because they are just outside the direct geographical influence of the WHO and CDC, their doctors were free to call it like they saw it, without Fauci & Co putting their alarmist spin on the moronic variant beforehand. They couldn't put enough fear on us.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 10:41 AM (De/Wj)

Listening to a Polish streamer who has China virus, his perspective is remarkably similar to the establishing predominant outlook that China virus is just a cold, everyone reacts differently, he is not vaccinated, and is more health focused. Their real fear right now is Belarus saber-rattling and military activity.

Posted by: flounder at December 07, 2021 10:46 AM (SH2Zi)

315 Yes. Priam supposedly had 60 odd sons.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:44 AM (ESjRY)

No normal ones? That's a hella streak of bad luck.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 10:46 AM (P3gRi)

316 So...

Zero Omicron deaths worldwide so far according to the WHO and MSM.
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Alec Baldwin has killed more people than the Moronic!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:47 AM (UHVv4)

317 60 sons would require an incredible amount of humping. Now we know Priam's hobby.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:47 AM (o2MD2)

318 Listening to a Polish streamer who has China virus,


I so need new glasses. I read that as "Polish steamer".

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:47 AM (M4qcY)

319 313 South Africa just did us a huge favor.
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Yes, I've seen three other SA doctors' tweets about it over the past couple of weeks stating it being a mild cold as well as the one I quoted above.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:46 AM (UHVv4)

Kind of reminds me of the ending of The Andromeda Strain.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 10:48 AM (De/Wj)

320 >60 sons would require an incredible amount of humping.


Not really.

Posted by: The Paolo at December 07, 2021 10:48 AM (0hbQ6)

321 Refresh my memory, classicists. Hector and Paris were brothers, both sons of Priam, king of Troy?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:43 AM (txdEq)

Yes. Hector was the older brother, IIRC.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 07, 2021 10:44 AM (De/Wj)
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Priak had fifty sons. Hector was one of the youngest, if not the youngest.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:48 AM (AlkyK)

322 60 sons would require an incredible amount of humping. Now we know Priam's hobby.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:47 AM (o2MD2)


I'm not that impressed.

Posted by: Wilt Chamberlain at December 07, 2021 10:48 AM (N1wCb)

323 Refresh my memory, classicists. Hector and Paris were brothers, both sons of Priam, king of Troy?
*
Yes. Priam supposedly had 60 odd sons.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021


***
Wow. Twelve different wives or something, or were some of the sons sired with concubines?

If Paris was the older, I'm guessing Priam had given up on making a warrior and a true king out of the lad, and concentrated on Hector?

Hecuba, that was Priam's wife at the time of the war, right? Though if he had so many offspring, she was not necessarily the mother of Hector and Paris, or of either one. She might have been the latest trophy wife, wed to Priam when the boys were young adults at the start of the 10-year conflict.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:49 AM (txdEq)

324 Better than naked guy on a footstool.

Posted by: From That Time at December 07, 2021 10:49 AM (4780s)

325 I so need new glasses. I read that as "Polish steamer".
Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:47 AM (M4qcY)

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I don't care what the modifying word is, I'm never again going to look up any sort of "steamer" in the urban dictionary.

Posted by: 496 at December 07, 2021 10:49 AM (VJsqe)

326 60 sons would require an incredible amount of humping.


Not really.
Posted by: The Paolo


True. We definitely know who the mothers were...

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:49 AM (M4qcY)

327 South Africa just did us a huge favor. Because they are just outside the direct geographical influence of the WHO and CDC, their doctors were free to call it like they saw it, without Fauci & Co putting their alarmist spin on the moronic variant beforehand. They couldn't put enough fear on us.

Even Fauci's admitting Omicron is kind of nothing now.

I had the captions on for OAN this morning, and they use some kind of auto-transcriber like YouTube has. It kept saying "R Macron" for "Omicron", which is pretty funny.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2021 10:50 AM (ZGrMX)

328 Priam.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:50 AM (AlkyK)

329 322 60 sons would require an incredible amount of humping. Now we know Priam's hobby.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:47 AM (o2MD2)


I'm not that impressed.
Posted by: Wilt Chamberlain at December 07, 2021 10:48 AM (N1wCb)

Word.

Posted by: Genghis Khan at December 07, 2021 10:50 AM (De/Wj)

330 O/T I find it amusing that the two ascendant chat platforms, both of which are used by businesses worldwide, are called "Slack" and "Discord."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:51 AM (DU+/6)

331 The greeks were generally monogamous - their neighbors less so.

So...likely if Priam was greek he had one wife and and bunch of concubines, if he was Hittite he probably had a bunch of wives.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:51 AM (ESjRY)

332 Zero Omicron deaths worldwide so far according to the WHO and MSM.

South Africa reporting that 75% of their Covid cases are Omicron, and their death rate is still trending downwards.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2021 10:51 AM (ZGrMX)

333 The Twatter purge begins...

Allum Bokhari @LibertarianBlue; 11h
New Twitter leadership appears to be purging right wing anon accounts.

No pretext could ban all of these accounts at the same time. Some kind of new banning algorithm has been deployed, probably using network analysis to suppress an entire cluster at once.
https://tinyurl.com/2p94wvph

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:51 AM (UHVv4)

334 If we were a serious nation we would be celebrating the predictable trajectory that the virus predictably took reaching the point where it's a common cold.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - FDA requests 2076 as release date for safety approval data on vax at December 07, 2021 10:52 AM (e6I/s)

335 One wife and 10 concubines would be manageable, 10 wives would be suicide.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:52 AM (o2MD2)

336 O/T I find it amusing that the two ascendant chat platforms, both of which are used by businesses worldwide, are called "Slack" and "Discord."

There's also an open-source non-big-tech clone called "Mattermost" that's used a lot in Europe where they don't trust California to control their data. That's at least a more business-like name.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 07, 2021 10:52 AM (ZGrMX)

337 ... No pretext could ban all of these accounts at the same time. Some kind of new banning algorithm has been deployed, probably using network analysis to suppress an entire cluster at once.
https://tinyurl.com/2p94wvph
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:51 AM (UHVv4)
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Wouldn't surprise me. The heart and soul of "social media" is network effects, which is why the concept lends itself to overpowering monopoly. He who owns the network and identify the connections. He who owns the network can excise chunks of it, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:53 AM (DU+/6)

338 BTW, Happy biting off more than you can chew day.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:53 AM (o2MD2)

339 The greeks were generally monogamous - their neighbors less so.

So...likely if Priam was greek he had one wife and and bunch of concubines, if he was Hittite he probably had a bunch of wives.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:51 AM (ESjRY)


Those Hittites are so gauche, with all of their wives! Now excuse me, honey, I have whoring to do!

Posted by: Greeks at December 07, 2021 10:53 AM (N1wCb)

340 John 20:29
Because you have seen me you have believed. Those who believe without seeing are blessed

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 10:54 AM (woCRW)

341 60 Wait, after being dragged around the walls of Troy by a chariot three times Hector's body is still intact?
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It was a Toyota Priam so it didn't hit a high speed.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 09:40 AM (UHVv4)

Good morning y'all. The above comment deserved more Escalade than has been given

#justsayin

Posted by: Zombie Bob Dole at December 07, 2021 10:54 AM (BgMrQ)

342 Those Hittites are so gauche, with all of their wives! Now excuse me, honey, I have whoring to do!
Posted by: Greeks


Don't hold dinner, dear. I'll be home late tonight.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 07, 2021 10:55 AM (M4qcY)

343 The Hittites were done in by alimony.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 10:55 AM (P3gRi)

344 /off dead boner pill pusher

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 07, 2021 10:55 AM (BgMrQ)

345 308 The Bee says Bob Dole is now a Democrat.




Naturally. That way he can continue to vote.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 07, 2021 10:55 AM (g/54t)

346 R Macron
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Bloody French!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 10:55 AM (UHVv4)

347 60 sons would require an incredible amount of humping. Now we know Priam's hobby.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021


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Well, let's see. If some or most of them were sired on concubines instead of legal wives, and if his seed had a tendency to produce twins or triplets, and he started as a young prince at age 16 or so, and by the time of the War was, let's say 66, that's 60 sons in 50 years. Not too shabby.

However, if Hector and Paris were young adults at the start of the War, and were the last of the bunch, that would mean Priam's "hobby" would have stopped after 30 years. Still, that's 2 a year. Not bad.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:55 AM (txdEq)

348 I saw the Dead Boners open for the Pill Pushers at the Fillmore in '93.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:55 AM (DU+/6)

349 Gross thanatomy

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2021 10:57 AM (m45I2)

350 Robert Zimmerman is amazeballs, just a regular song and dance man

Posted by: Common Tater at December 07, 2021 10:57 AM (n0Iwq)

351 Bob Dole was really a war hero. Got shot to hell in Italy. Spent years in hospital rehab. I shall refrain from mocking him.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:57 AM (o2MD2)

352 330 O/T I find it amusing that the two ascendant chat platforms, both of which are used by businesses worldwide, are called "Slack" and "Discord."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:51 AM (DU+/6)

I've been asked to join a number of Discord chats.

Can't do it, the name "discord" just struck me wrong.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 07, 2021 10:57 AM (BgMrQ)

353 O/T I find it amusing that the two ascendant chat platforms, both of which are used by businesses worldwide, are called "Slack" and "Discord."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021


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Discord was the cute little black-haired jailbait-looking goddess in Hercules and Xena. More of her, please!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:58 AM (txdEq)

354 The only way to deal with leaves is to rake them up and burn them.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I dropped some stuff at Goodwill a coupla weeks ago and someone left 3 YUGE trashbags of leaves.

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 10:58 AM (arJlL)

355 However, if Hector and Paris were young adults at the start of the War, and were the last of the bunch, that would mean Priam's "hobby" would have stopped after 30 years. Still, that's 2 a year. Not bad.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 10:55 AM (txdEq)
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Canonically, he was 80 at the end of the Trojan War.

BTW, Wiki has a list of Priam's sons and daughters, so you can knock yourselves out on that.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 07, 2021 10:58 AM (AlkyK)

356 Ismail Ibn Sharif holds the "modern" record for most children with between 800 and 1200 depending on which source you believe.

With enough female partners the limit on children for a man is quite high.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 10:58 AM (ESjRY)

357 I saw the Dead Boners open for the Pill Pushers a

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Yeah, neither is a band. Somebody give this prolific contributor AOSHQ style guide. Pronto.

Posted by: runner at December 07, 2021 10:59 AM (APnjM)

358 The only way to deal with leaves is to rake them up and burn them.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon





You misspelled Antifa.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 07, 2021 10:59 AM (g/54t)

359 I so need new glasses. I read that as "Polish steamer".
Posted by: rickb223

Which differs from a Cleveland Steamer.....

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2021 10:59 AM (arJlL)

360 If we were a serious nation we would be celebrating the predictable trajectory that the virus predictably took reaching the point where it's a common cold.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

We're a serious nation. It's just that our temporary leaders and propagandists are the kind that believe there's more than 2 genders, That a woman can be a man and a man can be a woman, and that a cloth mask can stop a virus.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 10:59 AM (1hoTV)

361 351 Bob Dole was really a war hero. Got shot to hell in Italy. Spent years in hospital rehab. I shall refrain from mocking him.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:57 AM (o2MD2)

Yes, yes...

I apologize, denounce myself, and otherwise beg forgiveness!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 07, 2021 10:59 AM (BgMrQ)

362 Bob Dole was really a war hero. Got shot to hell in Italy. Spent years in hospital rehab. I shall refrain from mocking him.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:57 AM (o2MD2)

It's OK to mock the boner pill peddling, but one should not mock his courage or his patriotism.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2021 11:00 AM (P3gRi)

363 Nood

Posted by: flounder at December 07, 2021 11:00 AM (SH2Zi)

364 Instead, the NSBA will have to limp along with less income - a lot less income. The official figure is $1.1 million lost from state associations, but Axios notes that this is only one piece of lost funding. A number of local boards have also cut ties with the NSBA in the wake of the controversy, with a significant loss of revenue there as well. Plus, the state boards provided other funding for conferences and events on NSBA's behalf, opportunities for revenue which will likely now disappear.

Posted by: SMOD at December 07, 2021 11:00 AM (RHGPo)

365 Battle of Troy 1200 BC
Battle of Marathon 490 BC
Battle of Gaugameia 331 BC

To untrained eye , the armies and equipment all look the same.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 07, 2021 11:00 AM (woCRW)

366 I think Hector is naked because Achilles stripped him of his armor upon killing him - because Hector had stolen the armor he wore from the body of Achilles friend that Hector had slain and took as plunder earlier in the war.

Posted by: Archer at December 07, 2021 11:01 AM (gmo/4)

367 I imagine the shine off all the bronze armor would have been blinding on a sunny day in Greece.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 11:02 AM (ESjRY)

368 Noodus simianus minor

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 07, 2021 11:02 AM (txdEq)

369 Wouldn't surprise me. The heart and soul of "social media" is network effects, which is why the concept lends itself to overpowering monopoly. He who owns the network and identify the connections. He who owns the network can excise chunks of it, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 07, 2021 10:53 AM (DU+/6)

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I imagine they've been doing "social media contact tracing" for quite some time now -- at least among those of us not on the commie plantation.

"BUT ... BUT ... IT'S NOT ALGORITHIMS, IT'S ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 07, 2021 11:02 AM (mZ3xv)

370 Where do we get the idea that because someone was a hero once in their life that somehow disallows them from any further/future negative claims or comments?

Not saying this about Mr. Dole but I've seen this too often (mostly pushed by Democrats btw to shame conservatives) and it doesn't make much sense.

One can be a hero one day and yet be a jerk the other 364 so that one day balances the other cause that's silly.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 07, 2021 11:02 AM (1hoTV)

371 NZ is is first to announce a "diplomat boycott" of the Beijing Games. Sounds pretty gutless to me [as all the other Western nations are also thinking about] rather than banning their athletes from going entirely.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 07, 2021 11:03 AM (UHVv4)

372 I have huge respect for both Bob Dole and Daniel Inouye. Far better men than me.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 07, 2021 11:05 AM (flINI)

373 One wife and 10 concubines would be manageable, 10 wives would be suicide.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 07, 2021 10:52 AM (o2MD2)

Wouldn't matter. Women who live together, for some physiological reason that I don't know/remembe,r tend to synchronize there menstration.
At some point of the month it would be best to be absent from the household for the husband.

Posted by: Cal State Fresno at December 07, 2021 11:05 AM (Jn+M1)

374 / off damned school sock

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 07, 2021 11:06 AM (Jn+M1)

375 Troy/Illiam controlled entry into the Black Sea. Thus was crimping Greek trade. Much like how Venice resented Constantinople.

That wasn't the only reason Venice resented Constantinople. They'd ask Venice to help bail them out when the Normans from Sicily were invading and then turn around and hold a pogrom against Venetian and other Italian merchants in general and sell the survivors into slavery to the Turks. See the Massacre of the Latins for information.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at December 07, 2021 11:08 AM (hJDxI)

376 Nood and I don't mean Hector

Posted by: 18-1 at December 07, 2021 11:14 AM (ESjRY)

377 The wolves look cartoonish.

Posted by: aelfheld at December 07, 2021 03:24 PM (Zy9Yy)

378 "At least the scene is before the wild dogs ravage his corpse."

They'll hump it first...

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