Mid-Morning Art Thread

Collier Handmaidens1.jpg

Pharaoh's Handmaidens
John Collier

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 First!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (b2nrj)

2 Would hang.

Posted by: LenNeal at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (43xH1)

3 Must've been tough for a guy who is only supposed to reproduce with his sister.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (b2nrj)

4 B cup brigade!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (BRHaw)

5 That's a way to start the week.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (LvTSG)

6 That's what Trump wants for us all!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Leftist "Females" at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (7bRMQ)

7 I'm sure he could have demanded bigger boobies if he wanted.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (BOmIL)

8 Nice 'hands'?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (LsEU/)

9 I dunno

they look like they got dicks in their britches

Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (us2H3)

10 It’s good to be me.

Posted by: King Tut at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (qwO6y)

11 6 That's what Trump wants for us all!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Leftist "Females" at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (7bRMQ)

========

No talking in the line to blow Bill Clinton!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (LvTSG)

12 Any more than a mouthful is wasted!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (BRHaw)

13 They look Minoan.

Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (gmo/4)

14 Going braless before the 70's. Waaaay ahead of the curve.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (LsEU/)

15 That Pharaoh, I tell ya, he knew how to throw a hell of a party!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (r46W7)

16 Art. CBD. You're a good man, Charlie Brown.Thanks. A bright start to the week!!!

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (Vr12I)

17 Two are on the lookout so the one in the foreground can take a swig hoping Pharaoh won't notice.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (elNDz)

18 15 That Pharaoh, I tell ya, he knew how to throw a hell of a party!
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (r46W7)

==========

"REMEMBER ME!!!"
-Bender

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (LvTSG)

19 Ok, what did us 'ettes do to make CBD mad?

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (NpAcC)

20 Any more than a mouthful is wasted!
Posted by: rhennigantx

True, but it sure is fun trying to stuff the rest in!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (LsEU/)

21 'B' cup, and man-faces?

No

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (1n+EO)

22 Yeesh, the one on the right looks like a man. With moobs.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (ThkHE)

23 It's good to be pharaoh.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (ZLI7S)

24 That's Deanna Troi on the right.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (906pl)

25 It's good to be Pharoah.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (FVME7)

26 3 ethnic girls from central casting.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (hwoGt)

27 Ok, a big LOL for the link in the art!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (r46W7)

28 2 Would hang.
Posted by: LenNeal at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (43xH1)

You mean would bang?

Posted by: 7man at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (qwO6y)

29 They look very athletic. Not all bony and skinny. That's a nice change.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 15, 2022 09:34 AM (U2p+3)

30 Ok, a big LOL for the link in the art!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (r46W7)


Ditto!

Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 09:34 AM (gmo/4)

31 Counselor Tits wishes she still looked that good...

Picard Season Three is going to be a stink show. Dead herrings left out for three days will smell better than this turd rose.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:34 AM (elNDz)

32 They look Minoan.

Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (gmo/4)

Bull

Posted by: PasiphaŽ at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (7bRMQ)

33 Pharaoh had a good eye.

Posted by: From That Time at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (1KDZk)

34 Riker and his holo-deck programs again, I guess.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (906pl)

35 Walk Like An Egyptian?
What about Manic Monday?

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (NpAcC)

36 I'm pretty sure we've had similar Collier works before although slave-girls and harem paintings were a genre so maybe I'm mistaken.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (yikp0)

37 Pharaoh sez they will be Minoan tonight.

Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (gmo/4)

38 Handjob maidens

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (BOmIL)

39 34 Riker and his holo-deck programs again, I guess.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (906pl)

=======

Barclay, actually.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (LvTSG)

40 Woah, good to be the king.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (VwHCD)

41 Walk like an Egyptian in your room with this eternal flame on a manic Monday?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:36 AM (elNDz)

42

I'd hit 'em...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 15, 2022 09:36 AM (SWi3y)

43 CBD knows his audience.

Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 09:36 AM (6TxNR)

44 Spent a lot of time on the knees.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 09:36 AM (hwoGt)

45 Where is Imhotep?

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:36 AM (Vr12I)

46 They look Minoan.
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Because of the jugs shape??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:36 AM (yikp0)

47 Barclay, actually.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (LvTSG)

Walk like a Regyptian?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (906pl)

48 The one on the left is thinking, "is my deodorant working?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (r46W7)

49 You’d think a Pharaoh could score much hotter concubines.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (ThkHE)

50 Ok, what did us 'ettes do to make CBD mad?

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (NpAcC)

The art world is filled with depictions of women in various stages of undress. Scantily-clad men who aren't vomit-inducing are less common!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (XIJ/X)

51 Got boobies, where's the beer?

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (56kXZ)

52 Morning.

You know this is art because it has little boobs.

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (mu7z+)

53 Where is Imhotep?

Banging the Pharaoh's daughter off stage

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (elNDz)

54 Where is Imhotep?
Posted by: kraken

Born in Memphis I believe.

Honest.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (LsEU/)

55 Hey there, uhh.... girls? Let's here those pronouns.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 09:38 AM (BFigT)

56 53 Where is Imhotep?

Banging the Pharaoh's daughter off stage
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (elNDz)

Old Anek su na wht's her name.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:38 AM (Vr12I)

57 Looks like tranny art. Pharaoh's "women" are homely.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 15, 2022 09:38 AM (KFhLj)

58 Handmaidens is the nice term to use

I like it with lots of detail, not hanging it though

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 15, 2022 09:38 AM (56kXZ)

59 Going braless before the 70's. Waaaay ahead of the curve.
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I'm not saying it was aliens... but it was aliens.

Posted by: erich von daniken at August 15, 2022 09:39 AM (yikp0)

60 I'm pretty sure we've had similar Collier works before

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (yikp0)

Collier liked to paint topless women!

His version of Lilith with a snake is spectacular!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:39 AM (XIJ/X)

61 Heh. Steve Martin was a hoot.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 15, 2022 09:39 AM (U2p+3)

62 Very nice.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 15, 2022 09:39 AM (lf83v)

63 (turns to his vizier)

Get more Horem Heb.

Posted by: Pharoah at August 15, 2022 09:39 AM (7bRMQ)

64 Seriously, it's like Hosni Mubarak in hotpants.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (KFhLj)

65 Today is titty day?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (o1lkf)

66 "Girl, don't think about rocking pharaoh's world!"

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (nyNes)

67 60

His version of Lilith with a snake is spectacular!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:39 AM (XIJ/X)

Yes.It is.Have you ever featured it here before?

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (Vr12I)

68 Today is titty day?
Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (o1lkf)

If you can manage it every day is titty day.

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (mu7z+)

69 Today is titty day?
Posted by: humphreyrobot

Every day is titty day!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (LsEU/)

70 Over 50 comments and no Moron writes, "Boobies! Yay!"

I say, "Boobies! Yay!"

CBD, watch out!
The commenters up to and including 53 are imposters!

Posted by: Gref at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (AMIL/)

71 The painting of the gold drapes is pretty darn good.

Oh look lotus flowers, Aeneas is going to be annoyed isn't he?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:41 AM (elNDz)

72 Anne Baxter was the hottest woman in all ancient Egypt.

Well, until Liz Taylor came along, anyway.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 09:41 AM (ThkHE)

73 Going braless before the 70's. Waaaay ahead of the curve.


3270's BC?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 09:41 AM (nyNes)

74 Walk like an Egyptian in your room with this eternal flame on a manic Monday?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:36 AM


*80s golf clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 09:41 AM (RkC6l)

75 Riker and his holo-deck programs again, I guess.
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Crusher!!!

Mop duty on Holosuite #2! Now!!

Posted by: capt jean-luc picard at August 15, 2022 09:41 AM (yikp0)

76
*sings*

Three Egyptian maids are we
Topless as all Egyptians be
No animal heads upon we three
Three Egyptian maids from school
Three Egyptian maids from school!

*dancing like an Egyptian*

Posted by: "The Pharoh" an Operetta by Zombie Gilbert and Sullivan at August 15, 2022 09:41 AM (5NkmN)

77 As an Egyptophile, two thumbs up on today's art. To those who are making snarky remarks about B-cups and ancient Egyptian cultural practices....you will surely suffer Pharaoh's Curse!

Posted by: Mutnodjmet at August 15, 2022 09:42 AM (sPJyv)

78 Hmm, one of the gals appears to be the cup bearer for Pharaoh.

I didn't know the Egyptians had that station.

The technique appears to be outstanding, but, the underage vibe is off-putting.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 09:42 AM (5pTK/)

79 Damn... nice start to the week.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 15, 2022 09:42 AM (53oGX)

80 Walk like an Egyptian in your room with this eternal flame on a manic Monday?
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:36 AM (elNDz)

I tip my hat to you, sir.

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 09:42 AM (mu7z+)

81 You’d think a Pharaoh could score much hotter concubines.

This is apparently why they spent all their time building pyramids. Going home wasn't an option. "Sorry, babies, another late night. Engineering!"

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 15, 2022 09:42 AM (KFhLj)

82 Where is Imhotep?
Posted by: kraken

Born in Memphis I believe.

Honest.
Posted by: Tonypete

Imhotep House of Pancakes
330 Canal Street
Memphis

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (nyNes)

83 PS. Fun Fact: Mutnodjmet means "Sweet Mama" in ancient Egyptian...and she was Nefertiti's sister.

Posted by: Mutnodjmet at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (sPJyv)

84 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (elNDz)

85 75 Crusher!!!

Mop duty on Holosuite #2! Now!!
Posted by: capt jean-luc picard at August 15, 2022 09:41 AM (yikp0)

=========

"I'm a doctor, not a janitor, Jean-Luc..."
-Dr. Beverly Crusher

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (LvTSG)

86 I'd like six pickets to Titsburgh please!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (LsEU/)

87 Monday morning bewbies. I assume reading the comments is mandatory?

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (MkQ3W)

88 His version of Lilith with a snake is spectacular!
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How can you tell which is which?

Posted by: Dr Frasier Crane at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (yikp0)

89 So these are the authentic handmaiden outfits. Why do today's handmaidens dress in the red frocks and dog-cone head gear?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (fs1hN)

90 Have you ever featured it here before?

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (Vr12I)

Oh yes! March or April 2019.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (XIJ/X)

91 Nice togs.

Posted by: Joe Mama at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (WmGrA)

92 The Itty Bitty Titty Committee has a quorum.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (4I/2K)

93 you will surely suffer Pharaoh's Curse!
Posted by: Mutnodjmet at August 15, 2022 09:42 AM (sPJyv)

Curse of the Pharaohs?

https://youtu.be/ld3PWrd8sbE

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 09:44 AM (I57NK)

94 More like moob day.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 09:44 AM (ThkHE)

95 So these are the authentic handmaiden outfits. Why do today's handmaidens dress in the red frocks and dog-cone head gear?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (fs1hN)

Honestly, you wouldn't want to see any of those naked.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 15, 2022 09:44 AM (7bRMQ)

96 When does naked fat man on Ottoman show up?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 09:44 AM (eGTCV)

97 Where is Imhotep?
Posted by: kraken
Born in Memphis I believe.
Honest.
Posted by: Tonypete

Imhotep House of Pancakes
330 Canal Street
Memphis
Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (nyNes)


The fried crocodile and waffles is to die for!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (5NkmN)

98 Much later, Alexander conquered Egypt and the Macedonians ruined the place, making it easy for the Romans to take over...

Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (gmo/4)

99 Those girls must have flat feet from walking on the marble floors all-day, every day.... So sad, they need some good heels.

Posted by: Scott_T at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (2waQ7)

100 Is this boobie theme week? We shall see.

Or perhaps this is some red meat thrown to the Horde, drawing us in to some terrible ottoman sitting nightmare.

Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (6TxNR)

101 Nyah?
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (elNDz)

Nah, go back to bed.

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (I57NK)

102 98 Much later, Alexander conquered Egypt and the Macedonians ruined the place, making it easy for the Romans to take over...
Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (gmo/4)

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But Cleopatra was definitely Nubian.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (LvTSG)

103 If this is the Land of the Pharaohs, we need moar Joan Collins.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (906pl)

104 The art world is filled with depictions of women in various stages of undress. Scantily-clad men who aren't vomit-inducing are less common!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (XIJ/X)

like this?

https://tinyurl.com/5n7jd8us

btw, the term handmaiden implies young teen, hence the look. In the ancient world (well, pretty much up until the 20th century) the vast majority of women will be pregnant by age 18 and won't look like that, or be free to be handmaidens.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (r46W7)

105 But Cleopatra was definitely Nubian.

That's nubile....

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (elNDz)

106 15 minutes and already 100 comments. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (gLRfa)

107 Ok, a big LOL for the link in the art!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM


My bet was on Walk Like an Egyptian. That would have been my second guess.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (RkC6l)

108 Sexual and violent...

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (X/UGK)

109 Perennial Art Thread favorite artist Lucien Freud would have been chuffed over today's selection.

Turns out ole Freud was quite the horndog.

https://bit.ly/3JYSktp

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (a3Q+t)

110 In the words of British Egyptologist Howard Carter, "Hubba, hubba!"

Posted by: Paco at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (njExo)

111 Nice. Though the Pharaoh's handmaidens in the front need to do a few crunches now and then. The one in the back, looking away from us, seems pretty trim.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (J2vNu)

112

They're men, baby!

Posted by: Mr. Taggart at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (DwOcj)

113 But Cleopatra was definitely Nubian.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (LvTSG)
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Heh, just put the Elizabeth Taylor version of "Cleopatra" on our movie server. She's definitely not Nubian!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (5pTK/)

114 15 minutes and already 100 comments. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM


Well...Morons.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (RkC6l)

115 103 If this is the Land of the Pharaohs, we need moar Joan Collins.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (906pl)

=========

Joan Bennett > Joan Collins

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (LvTSG)

116
PYRAMID SCHEME - a limerick

Studying Egypt in college I would wager
Is a field of study posing some danger
While learning ancient plumbing
You'd surely risk becoming
An independent Pharaoh faucet major

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (kXYt5)

117 But Cleopatra was definitely Nubian.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (LvTSG)

What's a Nubian?

https://youtu.be/vHLJfxfXHBg

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (BJcIb)

118 Finally, some real fricken ART!

Posted by: Farmer Bob at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (BxYWi)

119 Those girls must have flat feet from walking on the marble floors all-day, every day.... So sad, they need some good heels.
Posted by: Scott_T

You called?

Posted by: The Macho Man Randy Savage at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (LsEU/)

120 Much later, Alexander conquered Egypt and the Macedonians ruined the place, making it easy for the Romans to take over...
Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (gmo/4)
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Well, the Persians got there first...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (aaGzp)

121 BTW, I was surprised to see that Erich Von Daniken is still alive when I searched for the proper spelling of his surname.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (yikp0)

122 My bet was on Walk Like an Egyptian. That would have been my second guess.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (RkC6l)
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My bet was, "Fat Man on an Ottoman."

I'm glad I was wrong.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (5pTK/)

123 Titties or not, I don't want flowers, I want pizza rolls on those trays.

Posted by: The Sharif at August 15, 2022 09:48 AM (R5ub8)

124 I think I worked with the one in the middle on my first IT job. Must have been hard for her to leave the Pharaoh's service and get that "learn to code" training.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:48 AM (J2vNu)

125 BLACK RAAAAAAGE!!!!!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 09:48 AM (aaGzp)

126 The lady in the front has an engaging face.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:48 AM (J2vNu)

127 103 If this is the Land of the Pharaohs, we need moar Joan Collins.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (906pl)

Or moar Jim Morrison!

This is the land where the Pharaoh died
The Negroes in the forest brightly feathered
They are saying, "forget the night
Live with us in forests of azure
Out here on the perimeter there are no stars
Out here we is stoned, immaculate"

(I don't know why people say he was on drugs)

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:48 AM (r46W7)

128 I'm guessing "handmaiden" aint a long term position

Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2022 09:48 AM (us2H3)

129 I had forgotten in Taylor's Cleopatra there is a scene between her and Julius in front of the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:48 AM (elNDz)

130 Another thirteen handmaidens and pharoah has a chess set!

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at August 15, 2022 09:49 AM (PRO2K)

131 Is someone going to Copt a feel on one of those girls?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 09:49 AM (ThkHE)

132 And now for something completely different, Dr. Jill goes shopping.

https://bit.ly/3bTTSZf

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 15, 2022 09:49 AM (FVME7)

133 130 Another thirteen handmaidens and pharoah has a chess set!
Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at August 15, 2022 09:49 AM (PRO2K)

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It's good to be the king.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:49 AM (LvTSG)

134 Bewbs before lunch! My day is complete - LOL

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at August 15, 2022 09:49 AM (+ldAm)

135 Any more than a mouthful is wasted!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:32 AM (BRHaw)

Nah, I've got two hands, too. Multi-tasking!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2022 09:49 AM (4I/2K)

136 Those girls must have flat feet from walking on the marble floors all-day, every day.... So sad, they need some good heels.
Posted by: Scott_T


***
Yeah, we noticed that.

Posted by: Heel & Arch Fanciers, Inc. at August 15, 2022 09:49 AM (J2vNu)

137 When does naked fat man on Ottoman show up?
Posted by: N.L. Urker

Pharaoh? Soon.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 09:49 AM (nyNes)

138 They all have the same body.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 09:50 AM (NpAcC)

139 Is someone going to Copt a feel on one of those girls?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022


***
Tomb much of a pun.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:50 AM (J2vNu)

140 They all have the same body.

Well they were on the same diet

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:50 AM (elNDz)

141 If all that's happening isn't enough.

Our lives are about to get worse. Much much worse.

The Curse of Pumpkin Spice has returned!

Soon it will infest everything! Every!!! Thing!!!

Rumor has it that right now CBD is stirring up his second Pumpkin Spice Manhattan of the morning!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (5NkmN)

142 >>> 72 Anne Baxter was the hottest woman in all ancient Egypt.

Well, until Liz Taylor came along, anyway.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 09:41 AM (ThkHE)

*glares*

Posted by: Theda Bara at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (llON8)

143 Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (a3Q+t)

He was an incredible shit. A really vile man when it came to his family and his serial infidelities.

More evidence that artistic talent overwhelms other parts of the human brain.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (XIJ/X)

144 Are they just hanging around waiting to do hand maideny stuff?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (eGTCV)

145 They all have the same body.
Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022


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Could be sisters. Or Pharaoh has a type he favors.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (J2vNu)

146 (I don't know why people say he was on drugs)
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:48 AM (r46W7)

Heh. My college roommate had a Morrison poster. We had an ongoing, friendly debate:

Roommate: "He was a genius!"

Robbo: "He was a PUNK!"

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (906pl)

147 Well, the cold marble floors explain something else about the painting too!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (yikp0)

148 They all have the same body.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 09:50 AM (NpAcC)

Probably by design. The egyptians liked symmetry.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (VwHCD)

149 Titties or not, I don't want flowers, I want pizza rolls on those trays.

Posted by: The Sharif at August 15, 2022 09:48 AM


And of course Sharif don't like it. Typical.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 09:52 AM (RkC6l)

150 What's a Nubian?

https://youtu.be/vHLJfxfXHBg
Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022


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The plural of "noob"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:52 AM (J2vNu)

151 142 *glares*
Posted by: Theda Bara at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (llON

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Honey...you'd be lucky to serve drinks at the crowning ceremony of "hottest girl in Egypt".

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:52 AM (LvTSG)

152 90 Have you ever featured it here before?

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (Vr12I)

Oh yes! March or April 2019.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (XIJ/X)

Thanks. Maybe a reprise someday? If we behave ourselves? Keeping the bitching and complaining to a minimum?

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:53 AM (Vr12I)

153 Rumor has it that right now CBD is stirring up his second Pumpkin Spice Manhattan of the morning!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (5NkmN)

Nooooooooo.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:53 AM (XIJ/X)

154 Look at the elbows on the one on the left! Would [is]bang hang.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 09:53 AM (u82oZ)

155 What's a Nubian?

Not much. What's nubian with you?

Posted by: Oddbob at August 15, 2022 09:53 AM (nfrXX)

156 the one in the middle looks like a young Beulah Bondi

can't quite get a handle on the one on the right

Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2022 09:53 AM (us2H3)

157 Why did the archaeologists steal King Tut’s underwear?

Because it was loot of the tomb.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 09:53 AM (ThkHE)

158 What's a Nubian?

$20, same as in town?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:53 AM (elNDz)

159 From the first, I thought it was the French painter that was an Orientalist. I was wrong.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 09:54 AM (u82oZ)

160 Guess the Pharoah didn't like big bewbs.....

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 09:54 AM (T4tVD)

161 King Tut really nailed it CBD. 32 oz Estwing nailed it.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at August 15, 2022 09:54 AM (MkQ3W)

162 the one in the middle looks like a young Beulah Bondi

can't quite get a handle on the one on the right
Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2022 09:53 AM (us2H3)

Because there's no curves to hang on to. *rimshot*

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2022 09:54 AM (4I/2K)

163 Because it was loot of the tomb.
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Very good, dad!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:55 AM (yikp0)

164

Proof positive that the Egyptians were actually black Africans who didn't lay around getting a suntan...

Posted by: Mr. Taggart at August 15, 2022 09:55 AM (DwOcj)

165 Head wear

Gold, silver, and red?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:55 AM (elNDz)

166 The woman on the right resembles more than a few of the gals at the Daughters of Penelope dances I attended when I was a young man.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:55 AM (LsEU/)

167 *looks at time*

Need to do other things. Ciao

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:56 AM (elNDz)

168 Beautiful rendering of the drapes. And the differentiation of textures -- from the clay vase to the silver cup to the marble floors -- is expertly done.

Plus, six boobehs.

Posted by: red speck at August 15, 2022 09:56 AM (gS3OW)

169 wearing headresses keeps their costumes appropriately demure

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 09:56 AM (Sy/ow)

170 Daughters of Penelope dances
Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:55 AM (LsEU/)

I'll bite. Who was this Penelope chick and how many daughters did she have?

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 09:56 AM (HqT0t)

171 I suppose it's already been noted that those are guys?

Posted by: mindful webworker - gaydar needs recharging at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (IkLDu)

172 Heh, just put the Elizabeth Taylor version of "Cleopatra" on our movie server. She's definitely not Nubian!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022


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Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek, the descendant of that one of Alexander's generals (a Ptolemy, I think) who grabbed off that part of Alex's empire when the latter died. She and her family ruled over the Egyptians without being Egyptian themselves. Nice work if you can get it.

So, yes, Cleo might well have looked something like Liz. Though I've seen pics of coins struck in her honor, and in profile Cleo looked more like Barbra Streisand. Bear in mind, too, those portraits were supposed to be *flattering*!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (J2vNu)

173 Epstein Island 1.0?

Posted by: red speck at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (gS3OW)

174 171 I suppose it's already been noted that those are guys?
Posted by: mindful webworker - gaydar needs recharging at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (IkLDu)

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I wouldn't call them the feminine ideal.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (LvTSG)

175 Ancient Egypt really does look like Vegas, it turns out

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (Sy/ow)

176 CBD know what his audience wants. Detailed pictures of Egyptian pottery.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (qH6FZ)

177 The woman on the right resembles more than a few of the gals at the Daughters of Penelope dances I attended when I was a young man.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:55 AM


Now that you mention it, her face does resemble my buddy's daughter.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 09:58 AM (RkC6l)

178 I'll bite. Who was this Penelope chick and how many daughters did she have?
Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022


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The wife of Odysseus, who supposedly waited 20 years for him to come back from Troy?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:58 AM (J2vNu)

179 I got it

the one on the right looks like Jake Gyllenhaal

Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2022 09:58 AM (us2H3)

180 *looks at time*

Need to do other things. Ciao
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:56 AM (elNDz)

The work of a Nekogrrl never ends. Have fun!

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 09:58 AM (HqT0t)

181 I'll bite. Who was this Penelope chick and how many daughters did she have?
Posted by: Robert

She was the queen of Ithaca and was the daughter of Kiing Icarius. Oddly enough, Penelope is mostly known for her fidelity to Odysseus, her husband.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:58 AM (LsEU/)

182 The value of a Newbian drops 20 percent as soon as you take her of the lotl

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 09:58 AM (eGTCV)

183 174

I wouldn't call them the feminine ideal.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (LvTSG)

Certainly not Stacy Abrams, eh?

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:58 AM (Vr12I)

184 wearing headresses keeps their costumes appropriately demure
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022


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Headdress, thong, lip gloss, musk perfume: all a good handmaiden really needs.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:59 AM (J2vNu)

185 Fun fact: Anne Baxter was the granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 09:59 AM (ThkHE)

186 Now that you mention it, her face does resemble my buddy's daughter.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 09:58 AM (RkC6l)

but your buddy doesn't have any daughters

hmm

Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2022 09:59 AM (us2H3)

187 Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek, the descendant of that one of Alexander's generals (a Ptolemy, I think) who grabbed off that part of Alex's empire when the latter died. She and her family ruled over the Egyptians without being Egyptian themselves. Nice work if you can get it.
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They'd worked themselves up to XIII or XIV Ptolemies (depending on how you count) by the time our Cleo rolled around. (Cleo herself was number VII, IIRR. They weren't exactly imaginative namers.)

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 09:59 AM (aaGzp)

188 The wife of Odysseus, who supposedly waited 20 years for him to come back from Troy?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:58 AM (J2vNu)

Oooohhhh, yes, that makes a bit more sense.

Did she have daughters?

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 09:59 AM (HqT0t)

189 Plus, six boobehs.
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FIVE booby-woobies!!!

Posted by: The Count at August 15, 2022 10:00 AM (yikp0)

190 Not enough DEI! "LGB drop the T" is trending. They like alternate lifestyles but not that alternate.

https://bit.ly/3QLvYxE

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 15, 2022 10:00 AM (FVME7)

191 Ontario premier Doug Ford accidentally snorted a bee during his regular weekend toot binge. Tragically, the bee did not survive.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at August 15, 2022 10:00 AM (qpX6U)

192 FIVE booby-woobies!!!
Posted by: The Count

Ah, Ah, Ah!!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:00 AM (LsEU/)

193 Is there an extra arm at the back?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 10:00 AM (eGTCV)

194 but your buddy doesn't have any daughters

hmm

Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2022 09:59 AM


Just the one, actually.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 10:00 AM (RkC6l)

195 Plus, six boobehs.
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There. Are. Four. Boobs. And. One. Sideboob!

Posted by: capt jean-luc picard at August 15, 2022 10:01 AM (yikp0)

196 194 Just the one, actually.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 10:00 AM (RkC6l)

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"Leslie Tiller was fucking murdered!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:01 AM (LvTSG)

197 I suppose it's already been noted that those are guys?
Posted by: mindful webworker - gaydar needs recharging at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (IkLDu)

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I wouldn't call them the feminine ideal.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (LvTSG)

Not quite evocative of Venus of Willendorf silhouettes.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2022 10:01 AM (4I/2K)

198 Collier liked them young. Would not hang.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:01 AM (e+yf1)

199 Back in the old days, women as young as 30 had babies.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 15, 2022 10:01 AM (1jiJL)

200 170 Daughters of Penelope dances
Posted by: Tonypete
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Um, that particular Greek Orthodox women's service organization might take umbrage at associating the picture above with them.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:01 AM (CXr4y)

201 >What's a Nubian?

The fact that skinny old Kevin Smith probably puts Ukraine flags in his bio and can't muster the slightly-edgy snark in f**king Mallrats is sad.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 15, 2022 10:01 AM (44ww/)

202 148 They all have the same body.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 09:50 AM (NpAcC)

Probably by design. The egyptians liked symmetry.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 15, 2022 09:51 AM (VwHCD)

I watched an entertaining documentary about a trove of ancient Egyptian archives found which among other things contained a record of an official trading expedition to Cush in the south (today's Ethiopia, roughly) One of the funny bits was that they put a lot of effort into drawing a picture of the Queen of Cush, a woman who would rate as one of the black ultra-plus sized models today. It was clear that the Egyptians were astounded by her, as they themselves were all pretty uniform and none of them had ever seen a person who looked like that before.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:02 AM (r46W7)

203 Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek, the descendant of that one of Alexander's generals (a Ptolemy, I think) who grabbed off that part of Alex's empire when the latter died. She and her family ruled over the Egyptians without being Egyptian themselves. Nice work if you can get it.

So, yes, Cleo might well have looked something like Liz. Though I've seen pics of coins struck in her honor, and in profile Cleo looked more like Barbra Streisand. Bear in mind, too, those portraits were supposed to be *flattering*!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (J2vNu)


Yup, Alexander gave egypt to his butt buddy Ptolemy, and for the next 300 years the ptolemys ruled, and Cleopatra was a Ptolemy. Not that great looking actually, but knew how to use what she had.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 15, 2022 10:02 AM (VwHCD)

204 Painting: surgery-free boobs are the best boobs.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at August 15, 2022 10:02 AM (qpX6U)

205 There are two types of people in the world:

Those that are easily distracted by boobs

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 15, 2022 10:02 AM (RFKzk)

206 203 Yup, Alexander gave egypt to his butt buddy Ptolemy, and for the next 300 years the ptolemys ruled, and Cleopatra was a Ptolemy. Not that great looking actually, but knew how to use what she had.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 15, 2022 10:02 AM (VwHCD)

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Huge....tracts of land.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:03 AM (LvTSG)

207 Um, that particular Greek Orthodox women's service organization might take umbrage at associating the picture above with them.
Posted by: whig

The old Yia-Yias sitting in the back playing Canasta would be epically pissed about it. I might have been beaten with a shoe by them.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:03 AM (LsEU/)

208 The wife of Odysseus, who supposedly waited 20 years for him to come back from Troy?
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Oddly enough, Penelope is mostly known for her fidelity to Odysseus, her husband.
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And he had the bestest old dog in the world!

Posted by: capt jean-luc picard at August 15, 2022 10:03 AM (yikp0)

209 I do not remember Penelope having daughters!

I thought she and Odysseus had one son...Telemachus.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 10:03 AM (XIJ/X)

210 Ontario premier Doug Ford accidentally snorted a bee during his regular weekend toot binge.

********

He was caught up in a RCMP sting operation.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 10:04 AM (kXYt5)

211 And he had the bestest old dog in the world!

Posted by: capt jean-luc picard at August 15, 2022 10:03 AM (yikp0)

Argos!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 10:04 AM (XIJ/X)

212 Not enough DEI! "LGB drop the T" is trending. They like alternate lifestyles but not that alternate.

https://bit.ly/3QLvYxE
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 15, 2022 10:00 AM (FVME7)

Pass the popcorn, if you please.

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 10:05 AM (gYqwF)

213 The value of a Newbian drops 20 percent as soon as you take her of the lot
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Please check your Khufu Blue Scroll listings to confirm values.

Posted by: capt jean-luc picard at August 15, 2022 10:05 AM (yikp0)

214 213 The value of a Newbian drops 20 percent as soon as you take her of the lot
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Please check your Khufu Blue Scroll listings to confirm values.
Posted by: capt jean-luc picard at August 15, 2022 10:05 AM (yikp0)

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Mine hasn't been updated since Tutankhamen was a young mummy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:06 AM (LvTSG)

215 Pharoah gets the handmaidens.
Everyone else gets stoned.

Posted by: DaveA at August 15, 2022 10:06 AM (FhXTo)

216 black ultra-plus sized models

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Did they call her Chariot?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (FVME7)

217 174 171 I suppose it's already been noted that those are guys?
Posted by: mindful webworker - gaydar needs recharging at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (IkLDu)
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I wouldn't call them the feminine ideal.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:57 AM (LvTSG)

In the days when people were healthy and matured a bit earlier, those are completely healthy and normal 13 and 14 year olds, which is why they were picked as handmaidens. It may seem kind of sketchy to us with modern moral sensibilities, but the ancient world didn't see things that way. Hence, I rate Collier's interpretation of them as very likely accurate.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (r46W7)

218 The wife of Odysseus, who supposedly waited 20 years for him to come back from Troy?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022
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Oooohhhh, yes, that makes a bit more sense.

Did she have daughters?
Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022


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Not sure. They had at least one son, Telemachus.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (J2vNu)

219 Pharoah gets the handmaidens.
Everyone else gets stoned.
Posted by: DaveA at August 15, 2022 10:06 AM (FhXTo)
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They don't look like rainy day women.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (aaGzp)

220 I forgot that SNL used to be funny. That is a great video.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (Y+l9t)

221 190 "LGB drop the T" is trending.
https://bit.ly/3QLvYxE
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


I was wondering when this would start. Militant "T" and the rest have really destroyed any goodwill towards LGB among skeptics.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (e+yf1)

222
Sturdy ankles
Stubby toeses
Knobby knees
Bulbous noses

Burma Shave

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 10:08 AM (kXYt5)

223 209 I do not remember Penelope having daughters!

I thought she and Odysseus had one son...Telemachus.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 10:03 AM (XIJ/X)

Robert Graves (of I, Claudius fame) wrote a novel called Homer's Daughter which retells the Odysseian homecoming from the point of view of a young princess. (Characters are changed and it takes place on Sicily, not Ithaca.) It follows the theory that the authors of The Iliad and The Odyssey were different and that the latter might well have been written by a woman.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 10:08 AM (906pl)

224 Handmaidens is the nice term to use

I like it with lots of detail, not hanging it though
Posted by: Skip's phone at August 15, 2022 09:38 AM (56kXZ)

Maybe the footmaidens are hotter?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2022 10:08 AM (IX5y+)

225 And he had the bestest old dog in the world!

Posted by: capt jean-luc picard

Emphasis on the old.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 15, 2022 10:08 AM (FVME7)

226 Pharaoh had a Starbuck's ... ?

Posted by: Dr_No at August 15, 2022 10:08 AM (mu5GU)

227 221 I was wondering when this would start. Militant "T" and the rest have really destroyed any goodwill towards LGB among skeptics.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (e+yf1)

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There's a lot of money trying to make the "T" the dominant sexual orientation on the planet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:08 AM (LvTSG)

228 Crap.

Off, French English-schoolboy-fag sock.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 10:08 AM (yikp0)

229 I might have been beaten with a shoe by them.

Posted by: Tonypete
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That would smart.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:08 AM (CXr4y)

230 I should say "composed", not "written".

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 10:09 AM (906pl)

231 Yup, Alexander gave egypt to his butt buddy Ptolemy, and for the next 300 years the ptolemys ruled, and Cleopatra was a Ptolemy. Not that great looking actually, but knew how to use what she had.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 15, 2022 10:02 AM (VwHCD)

Just looking at Roxanne, Peachy. There's such a thing as admiring beauty for its own sake.

Posted by: Daniel Dravot at August 15, 2022 10:09 AM (4I/2K)

232 Is it true Trump sent that secret message to Garland?

If so, what do you make of it?

Posted by: I guess I'll ask them at August 15, 2022 10:09 AM (9FBGz)

233 2 tits
4 tits
6 tits
A dollar
All for the Pharaoh
Stand up and holler

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 10:10 AM (BRHaw)

234 There's a lot of money trying to make the "T" the dominant sexual orientation on the planet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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That is literally a one generation sort of thing. Not sustainable just as the Shakers weren't.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (CXr4y)

235 Bewbs!

Posted by: Squid at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (/Msxp)

236 "LGB drop the T" is trending.

What about the W, and the F, and the BBQ?

Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (6TxNR)

237 I can just smell that hair

Posted by: Creepy Old Giza Pharaoh at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (OZKsD)

238 Would hang or bang.

Posted by: Squid at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (/Msxp)

239 234 That is literally a one generation sort of thing. Not sustainable just as the Shakers weren't.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (CXr4y)

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I can never remember the details (which billionaire family, in particular), but, damn, do they want to cut off a lot of dicks to make their synthetic genders.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (LvTSG)

240 Give 'em a Juan Miro tomorrow, CBD. It's what they deserve.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (Vr12I)

241 Tut was an uncommon name in ancient Egypt.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (ThkHE)

242 Pharoah gets the handmaidens.
Everyone else gets stoned.
Posted by: DaveA at August 15, 2022
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They don't look like rainy day women.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 1


***
Pharaoh's brother carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:12 AM (J2vNu)

243 > Where is Imhotep?


One of them is probably named "Tep".

Introduces herself as "I'm Ho Tep".


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 10:12 AM (bW8dp)

244 I don't recall giving that Collier guy permission to do portraiture on my private property.

Posted by: Charleen is the one on the left, she's a bit shy at August 15, 2022 10:12 AM (LyVHa)

245 That is literally a one generation sort of thing. Not sustainable just as the Shakers weren't.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022


***
Yeah, kind of a drawback and obstacle to recruiting. When was the last time you met an Essene?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:13 AM (J2vNu)

246 At Amazon:
The J6 Committee is selling books regarding their ‘January 6 Report’.

The books are being sold for $12.99-$20.00 each.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 10:13 AM (BRHaw)

247 I can never remember the details (which billionaire family, in particular),
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Pritzkers, Illinois. One of them is a T. Seems to have a vendetta against the universe as a result,

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:13 AM (e+yf1)

248 "LGB drop the T" is trending.
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What about the W, and the F, and the BBQ?


Looks like they're figuring out that there aren't enough victimization virtue prizes to go around.

Something, something... crabs, something... pot, something....

Posted by: Oddbob at August 15, 2022 10:15 AM (nfrXX)

249 247 I can never remember the details (which billionaire family, in particular),
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Pritzkers, Illinois. One of them is a T. Seems to have a vendetta against the universe as a result,
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:13 AM (e+yf1)

They are the most degenerate bunch iimaginable. And brazen.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 10:15 AM (Vr12I)

250 247 I can never remember the details (which billionaire family, in particular),
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Pritzkers, Illinois. One of them is a T. Seems to have a vendetta against the universe as a result,
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:13 AM (e+yf1)

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"The whole world must validate me."
-Healthy

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:15 AM (LvTSG)

251 Give 'em a Juan Miro tomorrow, CBD. It's what they deserve.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 10:11 AM (Vr12I)

There is only one scheduled for this week that they will chafe against...

I'm being nice.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 10:16 AM (XIJ/X)

252 Was being a topless handmaiden the ancient Egyptian equivalent of a job at McDonald's?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 10:16 AM (eGTCV)

253 Walk like an Egyptian indeed.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at August 15, 2022 10:16 AM (xo7ej)

254 Yup, Alexander gave egypt to his butt buddy Ptolemy, and for the next 300 years the ptolemys ruled, and Cleopatra was a Ptolemy. Not that great looking actually, but knew how to use what she had.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 15, 2022


***
Cleopatra might have been much like the young Streisand at that: Everything But Her Face, but with enormous talent and charisma. In that world, the very fact of her being so well-read and well-educated might have charmed the hell out of both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony despite the fact she was no Helen of Troy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:16 AM (J2vNu)

255 @212

>>Pass the popcorn, if you please.

GloboHomo realizes this trans bullsh*t is pissing off the normies and that it's becoming non-negotiable, also trans blows up the "Born This Way!!!!!H8RS!!!" narrative.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2022 10:16 AM (UsR0+)

256 You want Penelope
You'd settle for Calliope
You'll get endoscopy

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (kXYt5)

257 248 Looks like they're figuring out that there aren't enough victimization virtue prizes to go around.

Something, something... crabs, something... pot, something....
Posted by: Oddbob at August 15, 2022 10:15 AM (nfrXX)

========

"I'm non-binary, and this makes me more oppressed than you."
-Wealthy white woman who'd only ever dated men, was raised in an upper-middle class home, and had her expensive gender-studies education paid for in full by her father

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (LvTSG)

258 Not sure. They had at least one son, Telemachus.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (J2vNu)

OK, if I went off to war for twenty years, and my wife told me she was having a son that she was naming "Made Remotely", I would have a few questions....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (/EuRN)

259 MSM finally reporting "Youth football coach shot and killed during a game in Texas following argument with referees."

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (yikp0)

260 N.L. Urker

Nay, I say. Getting the soft-serve ice cream dispenser to work is much more difficult.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (u82oZ)

261 It's the I.B.T.C. !

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (fv27Y)

262 I shall marry Roxana of Quack.

... later ...

The slut bit me!

Posted by: Daniel Dravot at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (4I/2K)

263 Was being a topless handmaiden the ancient Egyptian equivalent of a job at McDonald's?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022


***
Maybe more like a job at Hooters

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (J2vNu)

264 It’s good to be the king!

Posted by: Cybernetic at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (8MAaD)

265 Amand Assante played Odysseus in a 90s miniseries. The bit where he yeets all of Penelope's suitors is terrific.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (44ww/)

266 Hey CBD, if you're taking requests, I've always loved this one:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Susa

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (qpX6U)

267 256 You want Penelope
You'd settle for Calliope
You'll get endoscopy
Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (kXYt5)

That's some top-shelf innuendo, doc.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 10:18 AM (/EuRN)

268 258 Warai-otoko

Grudge pregnancy. Some one had it in for you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:18 AM (u82oZ)

269 Biden cut Trump off from classified information immediately post inauguration, in defiance of all past practice, in order to begin building the case that any classified information Trump possesses is a crime. They seem to be obstructed in their effort by the Obama 2009 memo authorizing sweeping presidential rights to unilaterally declassify anything at all, merely by saying so, and the formal Trump declassification of ANY and ALL Russia-gate documents, without limitation.

Despite all that, the DOJ is trying to find even one document with which they can charge him, because the "Obstruction of Congress" charge is so laughable.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 10:18 AM (7lTT8)

270 Was being a topless handmaiden the ancient Egyptian equivalent of a job at McDonald's?
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Closer to working for IHOPtet.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 10:18 AM (yikp0)

271 > Though the Pharaoh's handmaidens in the front need to do a few crunches now and then.

I like a slight curve to the tummy, myself.

Women with visible abs look too mannish for me.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 10:18 AM (bW8dp)

272 Younger daughter has a friend who presents as female, and dates only boys, but has adopted a neutral name and the pronoun they.

Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 10:18 AM (6TxNR)

273 that would have been appropriate dress for the past two weeks heat wave, that's for certain

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:18 AM (dCxaZ)

274 Thank you for all who are praying for Moki. For those who don't know, she is having surgery today to remove a cancerous tumor on her kidney. This is a return of the cancer she had some years ago.

Please pray that the surgeon removes all traces of cancer and that she heals completely. Please also pray for Mr. Moki and their two children.

I will update when I hear anything. Thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 10:19 AM (aeePL)

275 Boobeh's !!!

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 15, 2022 10:19 AM (m7R0k)

276 "At Amazon:
The J6 Committee is selling books regarding their ‘January 6 Report’.
The books are being sold for $12.99-$20.00 each.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 10:13 AM (BRHaw)

I'd be okay with this if the profits went into the U.S. Treasury for debt reduction. Heck we could shrink that 30 trillion in debt by maybe a thousand bucks. Not too shabby.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 15, 2022 10:19 AM (qH6FZ)

277 Billy Fish: Enemies all around. The Bashkari are the worst. Whole town comes out, and pisses downstream when we go bathing.

Peachy Carnehan: Shocking!

... later ...

Peachy Carnehan: Do they always use such a big ball?

Billy Fish: Depend on size of man's head. Big head, big ball, small head, small ball. That Bashki man. Oh big damn head.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2022 10:20 AM (4I/2K)

278 Women with visible abs look too mannish for me.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 10:18 AM (bW8dp)

See ad near top page. Girl with shirt up.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 15, 2022 10:20 AM (7bRMQ)

279 Not sure. They had at least one son, Telemachus.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (J2vNu)

OK, if I went off to war for twenty years, and my wife told me she was having a son that she was naming "Made Remotely", I would have a few questions....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022


***
Ha!

Yeah, if the boy was less than 21 when Odysseus got home, Penelope would have some serious fast talking to do. Considering Odysseus was himself famous as a fast talker and stratagem-mounter, that would be a challenge for her!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:20 AM (J2vNu)

280 Women with visible abs look too mannish for me.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 10:18 AM (bW8dp)

+1

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 10:20 AM (XIJ/X)

281 BOOBIES

Posted by: The guy that says boobies at August 15, 2022 10:20 AM (ESjRY)

282 That's some top-shelf innuendo, doc.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

*******

Innuendo...heh!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (kXYt5)

283 @232

>>Is it true Trump sent that secret message to Garland?
If so, what do you make of it?

Contra the Leftist narrative, One of the defining elements of Trumism is extreme fidelity to the law and working within existing systems to effect change.

Publicly Trump is a bombastic, privately and programmatically, his fidelity to the law and institutions is extraordinary.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (UsR0+)

284 Thank you for all who are praying for Moki. For those who don't know, she is having surgery today to remove a cancerous tumor on her kidney. This is a return of the cancer she had some years ago.

Please pray that the surgeon removes all traces of cancer and that she heals completely. Please also pray for Mr. Moki and their two children.

I will update when I hear anything. Thank you.
Posted by: bluebell

Okay, and thanks Bluebell !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (T4tVD)

285 Yeah, kind of a drawback and obstacle to recruiting. When was the last time you met an Essene?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
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Making oneself a eunuch either chemically or going the whole way to surgery is simply not something that people surrounding you can ignore the side effects. Same as the next gen of inner city yutes make fun of crackheads--crack was cool until all those kids saw the aftereffects. Cocaine went through a similar cycle and it apparently back again. Heroin bred fentanyl which is cutting a large swathe through people likely to use hard drugs which formerly used meth. And so it goes. The burned hand learns to avoid the flame.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (CXr4y)

286 > See ad near top page. Girl with shirt up.

I don't see it, but my browser blocks many ads.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (bW8dp)

287 I will update when I hear anything. Thank you.
Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 10:19 AM (aeePL)

Thanks for the heads up. Will do.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (4I/2K)

288 262 I shall marry Roxana of Quack.

... later ...

The slut bit me!
Posted by: Daniel Dravot at August 15, 2022 10:17 AM (4I/2K)

B'lieve that was actually Michael Caine's daughter.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (906pl)

289 True, but it sure is fun trying to stuff the rest in!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (LsEU/)


Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (dCxaZ)

290 Hey those girls are hot and all...but have you seen my sister?!? Hubba Hubba and yes I'm tapping that!

Posted by: What a Pharoah would actually say at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (ESjRY)

291 Younger daughter has a friend who presents as female, and dates only boys, but has adopted a neutral name and the pronoun they.

Posted by: blaster at August 15,

My daughter wouldn't be allowed to have a friend like that. Not while she's a minor and living at home.

Posted by: Not trying to be mean but? at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (9FBGz)

292 Amand Assante played Odysseus in a 90s miniseries. The bit where he yeets all of Penelope's suitors is terrific.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 15, 2022


***
That would actually be good casting.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (J2vNu)

293 Younger daughter has a friend who presents as female, and dates only boys, but has adopted a neutral name and the pronoun they.

Posted by: blaster


Hey fucker! is neutral.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (nyNes)

294 I don't think they're b cups, maybe "nearly B"

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (dCxaZ)

295
See ad near top page. Girl with shirt up.
Posted by: OrangeEnt

A wet t-shirt art thread would be pretty cool.

Posted by: Miklos can haz? at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (LyVHa)

296 GloboHomo realizes this trans bullsh*t is pissing off the normies and that it's becoming non-negotiable, also trans blows up the "Born This Way!!!!!H8RS!!!" narrative.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2022 10:16 AM (UsR0+)
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Globo Homo was too stupid to realize LGBTQWERTY is a luxury and impoverishing people through blowing up the world economy was removing the means to care about such nonsense.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (5pTK/)

297 B'lieve that was actually Michael Caine's daughter.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (906pl)
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Wife.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (aaGzp)

298 Yeah, if the boy was less than 21 when Odysseus got home, Penelope would have some serious fast talking to do. Considering Odysseus was himself famous as a fast talker and stratagem-mounter, that would be a challenge for her!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:20 AM (J2vNu)

And Odysseus was bona fide!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (4I/2K)

299 296 Globo Homo was too stupid to realize LGBTQWERTY is a luxury and impoverishing people through blowing up the world economy was removing the means to care about such nonsense.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (5pTK/)

=========

"We took away their guns, right?"
"Checking..."
"No time to wait! Destroy the economy!"
"Wait, they still have the guns."
"Well, shouldn't be a problem. We've told them to cut off their dicks. That should smooth things over."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

300 Globo Homo was too stupid to realize LGBTQWERTY is a luxury and impoverishing people through blowing up the world economy was removing the means to care about such nonsense.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (5pTK/)

The comfortable worry about pronouns.

The desperate worry about verbs.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (/EuRN)

301 The fake Russia scandal was meant to scrub information, not find it. I was surprised to read that when I learned it, but it was true. I am looking for the same pattern for the MAL raid but I do not know.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (44ww/)

302 Actually, the actress who played Roxana was Michael Caine’s wife.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (ThkHE)

303 When you're a pharaoh, sister-fucking is business. Handmaidens are pleasure.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (bW8dp)

304 MSM finally reporting "Youth football coach shot and killed during a game in Texas following argument with referees."
Posted by: andycanuck


Is it wrong of me to assume certain characteristics of the shooter before I even viewed the article?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (LsEU/)

305 I'd be okay with this if the profits went into the U.S. Treasury for debt reduction.

Pending correction by someone who actually knows, I would assume that since we already paid for that report with our tax $$ that the government can't actually sell it and the people who are selling it are selling their "printing service."

Posted by: Oddbob at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (nfrXX)

306 "Well, shouldn't be a problem. We've told them to cut off their dicks. That should smooth things over."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

Not funny.

Posted by: Ken at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (/EuRN)

307 Prayers offered for Moki, bluebell.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (5pTK/)

308 Prayers ascending for Moki and a return to health.

Thanks for the update, bluebell.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (u82oZ)

309 Not sure. They had at least one son, Telemachus.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (J2vNu)

OK, if I went off to war for twenty years, and my wife told me she was having a son that she was naming "Made Remotely", I would have a few questions....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022

I believe there's a scene in the Iliad where Odysseus says goodbye to his baby who is frightened by his plumy helmet so he takes it off.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (eGTCV)

310 Yup, Alexander gave egypt to his butt buddy Ptolemy,

Well...Alexander presumably wanted to give the empire to his kids but died to soon - he had a son born but only after he died.

But his generals killed that son and his wives and his mother and his mentally retarded brother. Sometimes it is NOT good to be the king.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (ESjRY)

311 Ah.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 10:25 AM (906pl)

312 It follows the theory that the authors of The Iliad and The Odyssey were different and that the latter might well have been written by a woman.
_____________

So The Odyssey was the one with all the jibber-jabber amongst the women-folk and the stoic but rich and hunky Mr. Darcy?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2022 10:25 AM (fs1hN)

313 The old Yia-Yias sitting in the back playing Canasta would be epically pissed about it. I might have been beaten with a shoe by them.
Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:03 AM


No wooden spoon? They must have liked you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 10:25 AM (RkC6l)

314 And Odysseus was bona fide!

********

Hey! It's the Soggy Bottom Boys!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 10:25 AM (kXYt5)

315 A wet t-shirt art thread would be pretty cool.

Posted by: Miklos can haz? at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (LyVHa)

seersucker tees?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 15, 2022 10:25 AM (7bRMQ)

316 Younger daughter has a friend who presents as female, and dates only boys, but has adopted a neutral name and the pronoun they.

Posted by: blaster

Hey fucker! is neutral.
Posted by: rickb223

As is "Dipshitius"!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:25 AM (LsEU/)

317 Is it wrong of me to assume certain characteristics of the shooter before I even viewed the article?

Is it wrong of you? Maybe. Are you wrong? Nope.

Posted by: Oddbob at August 15, 2022 10:25 AM (nfrXX)

318 I believe there's a scene in the Iliad where Odysseus says goodbye to his baby who is frightened by his plumy helmet so he takes it off.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022


***
I never heard of that! Good character and family-sketching detail. We see why that work still lives on.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:25 AM (J2vNu)

319 I believe there's a scene in the Iliad where Odysseus says goodbye to his baby who is frightened by his plumy helmet so he takes it off.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (eGTCV)
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That's Hektor in the Iliad.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 10:26 AM (aaGzp)

320 I clicked on the image to see what kind of flowers were on the plate and got a big sooprize

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:26 AM (dCxaZ)

321 The desperate worry about verbs.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (/EuRN)
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This is correct.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:26 AM (5pTK/)

322 309. That scene in the Iliad involves Hector, not Odysseus.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 10:26 AM (ThkHE)

323 B'lieve that was actually Michael Caine's daughter.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 10:21 AM (906pl)
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Wife.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (aaGzp)

I did not know that. Okay!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2022 10:26 AM (4I/2K)

324 Blasts ripped through a fireworks warehouse in a shopping mall in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported, killing two people and injuring 60.

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/
1558969301272494080

Two videos at original source, linked in tweet.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 10:26 AM (yikp0)

325 Younger daughter has a friend who presents as female, and dates only boys, but has adopted a neutral name and the pronoun they.


And you can't get they preggers if you only use the backhole!

Posted by: Ezra Miller at August 15, 2022 10:26 AM (ESjRY)

326 > frightened by his plumy helmet

My nephew was scared of neckties when he was a baby. It got so I'd take mine off before going in if I happened to stop by on the way home from work.

We theorized that the only other man wearing a tie that he saw regularly was the doctor (yeah, blue collar family).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 10:27 AM (bW8dp)

327 " I shall marry Roxana of Quack."

I read that as Quark, I thought you might be marrying one of the Barnstable sisters.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 15, 2022 10:27 AM (qH6FZ)

328 The old Yia-Yias sitting in the back playing Canasta would be epically pissed about it. I might have been beaten with a shoe by them.
Posted by: Tonypete

No wooden spoon? They must have liked you.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

Heh. They did. When I pointed out Mrs. Papadopoulos was cheating, Mrs. Manos said - Honey, we all cheat.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:27 AM (LsEU/)

329 Actually, the actress who played Roxana was Michael Caine’s wife.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Sugar Caine

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 10:27 AM (T4tVD)

330 >>> 299 296 Globo Homo was too stupid to realize LGBTQWERTY is a luxury and impoverishing people through blowing up the world economy was removing the means to care about such nonsense.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (5pTK/)

=========

"We took away their guns, right?"
"Checking..."
"No time to wait! Destroy the economy!"
"Wait, they still have the guns."
"Well, shouldn't be a problem. We've told them to cut off their dicks. That should smooth things over."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

But I'm told they are SMAHHHHHHRRT and their control of institutions is due to that, rather than say, a complete and utter lack of anything resembling a conscience.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 15, 2022 10:28 AM (llON8)

331 Well...Alexander presumably wanted to give the empire to his kids but died to soon - he had a son born but only after he died.

But his generals killed that son and his wives and his mother and his mentally retarded brother. Sometimes it is NOT good to be the king.

Posted by: 18-1
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To guard against that, kings started claiming divine right to rule. That made any such usurpation as deicide making public support for a usurper less likely.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:28 AM (CXr4y)

332 Is it wrong of me to assume certain characteristics of the shooter before I even viewed the article?
Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (LsEU/)

It was in Lancaster, in South Dallas, and it would not be wrong of you to assume certain characteristics of *everyone* involved in this story, not to mention everyone who lives in Lancaster.

which is why this story will die within about 24 hours.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:28 AM (trdmm)

333 Greetings:

Not a uni-brow in the bunch ???

Posted by: 11B40 at August 15, 2022 10:28 AM (uuklp)

334 So The Odyssey was the one with all the jibber-jabber amongst the women-folk and the stoic but rich and hunky Mr. Darcy?
Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2022


***
Yeah, well, the authoress sure managed to mix in some solid action: Circe, the Cyclops, the Sirens, and Scylla and Charybdis. Kind of like a 800 BC version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:29 AM (J2vNu)

335 331 To guard against that, kings started claiming divine right to rule. That made any such usurpation as deicide making public support for a usurper less likely.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:28 AM (CXr4y)

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When you rule through force in a time of limited travel, communication, and education, is popular support (like, real popular support from the masses), all that necessary?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:29 AM (LvTSG)

336 I believe there's a scene in the Iliad where Odysseus says goodbye to his baby who is frightened by his plumy helmet so he takes it off.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 10:24 AM (eGTCV)
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That's Hektor in the Iliad.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 10:26 AM (aaGzp)

Program! Program! Get your Programs here!! Can't tell them Greeks apart without a Program (and a crowbar)!!

Posted by: Venue Hawker at August 15, 2022 10:29 AM (4I/2K)

337 The skin tone is just a little off, too yellow. But that may just be the digital image that hasn't been properly calibrated.

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:29 AM (dCxaZ)

338 Odysseus's son IS born at the start of the Iliad. He pretends he is crazy and ignores the messenger summoning him to war because he doesn't want to go.

So the messenger grabs Odysseus's son and puts him in front of the plow he is using daring Odysseus to keep up the crazy act which he stops to save his son.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 10:29 AM (ESjRY)

339 Heh. They did. When I pointed out Mrs. Papadopoulos was cheating, Mrs. Manos said - Honey, we all cheat.
Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:27 AM


Sounds about right.

*ethnic fistbump*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 15, 2022 10:29 AM (RkC6l)

340 Did you know that 'The Enemy Below' is available, ad free on youtube?

I had forgotten just how good that movie is.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 10:29 AM (1n+EO)

341 And you can't get they preggers if you only use the backhole!

Posted by: Ezra Miller at August 15, 2022 10:26 AM (ESjRY)

Somebody call for a backhoe?

Posted by: Bob the Builder at August 15, 2022 10:30 AM (7bRMQ)

342 Morn' all.. So now people who are "agitated" by the Trump raid have dirty bombs ? Who knew ?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 15, 2022 10:30 AM (bs+z0)

343 I believe Michael Caine was asked why he worked constantly, even doing bad movies, and, from what I remember, he said something along the lines of, "Well, we didn't set out to make a bad movie."

And, also, Caine grew up in extreme poverty, so, he just doesn't turn down work.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:30 AM (5pTK/)

344 Note to self: send CBD a 'palate cleanser' for the 'ettes.

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:30 AM (dCxaZ)

345 When you rule through force in a time of limited travel, communication, and education, is popular support (like, real popular support from the masses), all that necessary?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:29 AM (LvTSG)

Sort of. Be sure not to bleed in front of the masses.

Posted by: Daniel Dravot at August 15, 2022 10:31 AM (4I/2K)

346 331
To guard against that, kings started claiming divine right to rule. That made any such usurpation as deicide making public support for a usurper less likely.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:28 AM (CXr4y)

This made me think about the Christian view of secular authority and governance. The view is often conflicting to some people, if they think about it.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 10:31 AM (Vr12I)

347 ...and his mentally retarded brother.
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Joeymachus??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 10:31 AM (yikp0)

348 Sort of. Be sure not to bleed in front of the masses.

Posted by: Daniel Dravot at August 15, 2022 10:31 AM (4I/2K)

Don't I know it.

Posted by: Kirok at August 15, 2022 10:32 AM (7bRMQ)

349 309. That scene in the Iliad involves Hector, not Odysseus.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022


***
Unlike the Greeks, Hector didn't have a long commute to his war. He probably was home nights.

What was his wife's name again? Andromache? Wonder if she was in Helen of Troy's class in the looks department.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:32 AM (J2vNu)

350 I like Michael Caine. I believe Sir Michael is a Brexiteer

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:32 AM (dCxaZ)

351 To guard against that, kings started claiming divine right to rule. That made any such usurpation as deicide making public support for a usurper less likely.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:28 AM (CXr4y)

Kings have always tried to claim Divinity, starting with the ancient Pharaohs themselves. In the ancient world, the Church IS the State. Of course that never stopped anyone from killing the old King (or Pharaoh) if they thought they could get away with it; they just claimed that they were the New Blessed One of the Gods sent to take back power from the Old, Evil, Apostate Enemy of the Gods. As long as they had enough spears behind them, nobody would question it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:32 AM (trdmm)

352 When you rule through force in a time of limited travel, communication, and education, is popular support (like, real popular support from the masses), all that necessary?

Rule by divine right likely reduced by some amount the internecine warfare in Europe - part of the reason I think you see Europe start to outpace the Muslim world starting in the middle ages.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 10:32 AM (ESjRY)

353 Sort of. Be sure not to bleed in front of the masses.
Posted by: Daniel Dravot at August 15, 2022 10:31 AM (4I/2K)
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"Redcoats" existed for a reason.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:32 AM (5pTK/)

354 Somebody call for a backhoe?
Posted by: Bob the Builder at August 15, 2022 10:30 AM (7bRMQ)
___________

How much for the backhoe?

Posted by: Hanging Curveball at August 15, 2022 10:32 AM (fs1hN)

355 Mrs. Manos? Weren’t there a bunch of them? Which one was she?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 10:33 AM (ThkHE)

356 What's a Nubian?

Smith would probably denounce that entire scene now. Cautionary tale: don't marry leftists. You'll lose your sense of humor.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 15, 2022 10:33 AM (ZGrMX)

357 Did you know that 'The Enemy Below' is available, ad free on youtube?

I had forgotten just how good that movie is.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 10:29 AM (1n+EO)

Watched it there (again) and it's now on my Amazon Wish List to own.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2022 10:33 AM (4I/2K)

358 What was his wife's name again? Andromache? Wonder if she was in Helen of Troy's class in the looks department.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:32 AM (J2vNu)
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The gal who played her in the movie was pretty cute. Not Diane Kruger stunning, but still...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 10:33 AM (aaGzp)

359 Did you know that 'The Enemy Below' is available, ad free on youtube?

I had forgotten just how good that movie is.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022


***
It is. Having only seen it once before, in the '70s, and being used to the Trek adaptation "Balance of Terror," I had forgotten the ending.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:33 AM (J2vNu)

360 Mrs. Manos? Weren’t there a bunch of them? Which one was she?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 10:33 AM (ThkHE)

Her hands were fatal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (IX5y+)

361 How much for the backhoe?
Posted by: Hanging Curveball

20 drachma, same as in polos.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (LsEU/)

362 Mrs. Manos? Weren’t there a bunch of them? Which one was she?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 10:33 AM (ThkHE)
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She had the hands of fate.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (aaGzp)

363 335 331 To guard against that, kings started claiming divine right to rule. That made any such usurpation as deicide making public support for a usurper less likely.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:28 AM (CXr4y)

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When you rule through force in a time of limited travel, communication, and education, is popular support (like, real popular support from the masses), all that necessary?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Yep, if you notice, it became more prevalent around the 15-1600's in political theory which coincided with Gutenberg's printing press, the formation of the nation state, the end of feudalism, and the Reformation. Prior to that, the Roman Catholic church often threatened excommunication during the age of faith for anyone trying to overthrow a king. Made it unnecessary for a king to proclaim it but as the Church's authority began to break down, Princes and kings took it upon themselves to declare divinity to gain commoner support against the nobles.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (CXr4y)

364 I believe Michael Caine was asked why he worked constantly, even doing bad movies, and, from what I remember, he said something along the lines of, "Well, we didn't set out to make a bad movie."

And, also, Caine grew up in extreme poverty, so, he just doesn't turn down work.
Posted by: blake

I have never seen it (Jaws 4) but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific.

Michael Caine

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (nyNes)

365 Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour in Road to Morocco.

Posted by: US Army at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (kl8AK)

366 We can add Alex Berenson to the stack of professional Liberals who are not down with the DOJ persecution of the Donald:

https://tinyurl.com/2jsn8vfd

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (dCxaZ)

367 Somebody call for a backhoe?
Posted by: Bob the Builder at August 15, 2022 10:30 AM (7bRMQ)
___________
How much for the backhoe?
Posted by: Hanging Curveball at August 15, 2022


***
"How much for just the planet?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (J2vNu)

368 Prayers for Moki and her family.
Thank you for the update, bluebell.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 15, 2022 10:35 AM (vwX6l)

369 366 We can add Alex Berenson to the stack of professional Liberals who are not down with the DOJ persecution of the Donald:

https://tinyurl.com/2jsn8vfd
Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (dCxaZ)

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So not down with it that he will vote straight D in November.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:35 AM (LvTSG)

370 Thanks for all your prayers for Moki, everyone. Mr. Moki is a lurker so I know he's been seeing all of your comments.

Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 10:36 AM (aeePL)

371 That's Hektor in the Iliad.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea

*adds name to "MIGHT BE VDH"*

Michael Caine said he never saw Jaws ?3? but he saw the addition to the house that it paid for, and said it was beautiful.

Roger Moore had made a similar joke about his wife wanting a bigger house, and the gaggle of media took it as stone-serious. A charming man up against people who didn't show a flicker of life.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 15, 2022 10:37 AM (44ww/)

372 50 The art world is filled with depictions of women in various stages of undress. Scantily-clad men who aren't vomit-inducing are less common!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (XIJ/X)

There's one on an ottoman. Somewhere. I think.

Posted by: m at August 15, 2022 10:37 AM (GkGYg)

373 This homosexual science writer *gets it* wrt the Monkeypox:

https://tinyurl.com/4f98c9f2

-goes to the tw@tts-

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:37 AM (dCxaZ)

374 327 " I shall marry Roxana of Quack."

I read that as Quark, I thought you might be marrying one of the Barnstable sisters.
Posted by: lowandslow at August 15, 2022 10:27 AM (qH6FZ)

I get that reference.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 10:37 AM (906pl)

375 I bet Mrs. Manos had some great stories about Torgo.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 15, 2022 10:37 AM (ThkHE)

376 What's a Nubian?
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$20 -- same as in town.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 10:37 AM (yikp0)

377 Since I watched Cleopatra yesterday (I love that movie), this is a very apropos picture.

Thanks, CBD.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:38 AM (AW0uW)

378 m

Hush your mouth!

Posted by: Shaft at August 15, 2022 10:38 AM (u82oZ)

379 2A is the only reason Trump is not yet in prison. They fear the backlash.

The threat is often more powerful than the execution.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:38 AM (e+yf1)

380 Smith would probably denounce that entire scene now. Cautionary tale: don't marry leftists. You'll lose your sense of humor.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 15, 2022 10:33 AM (ZGrMX)

See also: Stern, Howard.

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 10:38 AM (uakz/)

381 Kings have always tried to claim Divinity, starting with the ancient Pharaohs themselves. In the ancient world, the Church IS the State. Of course that never stopped anyone from killing the old King (or Pharaoh) if they thought they could get away with it; they just claimed that they were the New Blessed One of the Gods sent to take back power from the Old, Evil, Apostate Enemy of the Gods. As long as they had enough spears behind them, nobody would question it.

Posted by: Tom Servo
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Egypt basically was a theocracy with a king as titular head of the religious bureaucracy. India had its Brahmins but a fair number of civilizations had distinct religious and secular authorities which did not always agree on claims of divinity, that is especially true for nationalities that elected their kings. China, as usual, due to its long history showed its own cyclical claims of god-emperors.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:38 AM (CXr4y)

382 Amand Assante played Odysseus in a 90s miniseries. The bit where he yeets all of Penelope's suitors is terrific.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 15, 2022


Kirk Douglas was better, IMO. Especially when he yeets Anthony Quinn.

Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 10:38 AM (gmo/4)

383 https://tinyurl.com/2jsn8vfd
Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:34 AM (dCxaZ)
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Did you see the tweet from Kevin Sorbo below? Something to the effect of "Elon Musk has offered to buy the FBI. No word yet on whether the Clintons are willing to sell." LOL.

Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 10:39 AM (aeePL)

384 Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

I've been away. Is your new book out, and sales exploding?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:39 AM (u82oZ)

385 381 China, as usual, due to its long history showed its own cyclical claims of god-emperors.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:38 AM (CXr4y)

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And not a single one of 'em did it while becoming a giant worm.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:39 AM (LvTSG)

386 I saw an ancient portrait of a Greek woman who looked just like Jamie Lee Curtis. Her name was Hermaphroditey.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:39 AM (trdmm)

387 Smith would probably denounce that entire scene now. Cautionary tale: don't marry leftists. You'll lose your sense of humor.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 15, 2022 10:33 AM (ZGrMX)

That is my opinion too. Vegan progressive scold sucks the life out of her husband and daughter and leaves them as a mindless jelly.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 15, 2022 10:39 AM (44ww/)

388 Helen was supposed to be the most beautiful woman in the world.

One wonders what Diane Kruger thought about being cast as it.

Netflix made a series out of the Illiad as well and they cast Bella Dayne. Pretty but not Helen level pretty. Of course that rendition had some serious problems.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 10:40 AM (ESjRY)

389 Salty, welcome back! You were gone a long, long time. You will be happy to know that VIA was faithful in posting your greeting in your absence.

Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 10:40 AM (aeePL)

390 The art world is filled with depictions of women in various stages of undress. Scantily-clad men who aren't vomit-inducing are less common!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


That's on the women artists. Kinda like calling us dudes misogynists because we don't watch women's sports.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:40 AM (e+yf1)

391 bluebell

Good one. And I wish that would happen, for a fire-sale price.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:40 AM (u82oZ)

392 And not a single one of 'em did it while becoming a giant worm.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Not a fan of that particular series or author which need not be named.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:41 AM (CXr4y)

393 God-Emperor unless you lose the Mandate of Heaven. [See Xi in a few years, I'm guessing.]

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 10:41 AM (yikp0)

394 294 I don't think they're b cups, maybe "nearly B"
Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:22 AM (dCxaZ)

Obligatory:

"Tea Cups"...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 15, 2022 10:41 AM (BgMrQ)

395 390 The art world is filled with depictions of women in various stages of undress. Scantily-clad men who aren't vomit-inducing are less common!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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They will always have the sculpture of David by Michelangelo.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:42 AM (CXr4y)

396 392 Not a fan of that particular series or author which need not be named.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:41 AM (CXr4y)

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You don't like your science fiction couched in long discussions of political power that would be more at home in an essay?

Next thing you'll tell me is that you think Ayn Rand wasn't the greatest novelist ever.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:42 AM (LvTSG)

397 I'm amused by the off-hand way the rank and file GOP says "the Democrats don't seem to realize that when we retake Congress all this stuff they're doing to us can be done to them."

Which we all know from history never happens. But McConnell and his ilk will repeat the lie and the rubes will believe it. Again.

And then there'll be mild surprise and disappointment from the rubes that nothing happens. Again.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 10:42 AM (BFigT)

398 God-Emperor unless you lose the Mandate of Heaven. [See Xi in a few years, I'm guessing.]
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 10:41 AM (yikp0)
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The Blue Heaven is dying! The Yellow Heaven is ascendant!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 10:42 AM (aaGzp)

399 Our lefty DU friends are still "big mad" over DeSantis' veterans teaching policy: DeSantis: "For too long, the requirements to be a teacher have been too rigid." When DeSantis says teacher requirements are too rigid, what he’s actually saying is it needs to be easier to install unqualified teachers who can indoctrinate children using conservative ideology and revisionist history. Schools are sliding in educational outcomes and indoctrinating kids with lefty crap with the current system, so maybe a change is in order?

DeSantis youth camps. Indoctrination of children. Who will rat out their parents and friends to the GOP storm trooper militia. Don't laugh, this is the plan.

I wonder if DeSantis believes his own shit? Hey I was a marine and I believe in Jesus now let me teach something and i promise not to talk about slavery, the civil war, Jim Crow laws, climate change, science, or what happened to all those Indians when "we" took over. The fracturing of America along some kind of made up bullshit so as to allow a right wing Christo Fascist take over is not a matter of speculation anymore.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at August 15, 2022 10:42 AM (JCZqz)

400 I saw an ancient portrait of a Greek woman who looked just like Jamie Lee Curtis. Her name was Hermaphroditey.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:39 AM (trdmm)

Would it be wrong to say it would be fun to be alone with Jamie Lee Curtis just to compare sizes?

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 10:43 AM (Q8age)

401 104 The art world is filled with depictions of women in various stages of undress. Scantily-clad men who aren't vomit-inducing are less common!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2022 09:37 AM (XIJ/X)

like this?

https://tinyurl.com/5n7jd8us

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (r46W7)

um

Posted by: m at August 15, 2022 10:43 AM (GkGYg)

402 bluebell

Got stories.

And VIA is a Grand-DukePrince of a man. His efforts were much appreciated. Hrothgar was also monitoring the situation.

Good people, one and all.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:43 AM (u82oZ)

403 377 Since I watched Cleopatra yesterday (I love that movie), this is a very apropos picture.

Thanks, CBD.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:38 AM (AW0uW)

I think that's got the best Pageantry that Hollywood ever did, but I've decided that the only parts I really like are when Rex Harrison is in the scene, culminating in the magnificent Entry into Rome. After Julius dies, we're stuck with Mark Antony, who is never much more than a dim witted drunken oaf bumbling through events.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:43 AM (trdmm)

404 Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

I've been away. Is your new book out, and sales exploding?
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:39 AM (u82oZ)


Hello, Salty, and thank you for asking. Here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/s2usen24

And I don't keep track of sales, since I am an incredible amateur. I do hope people like it, though.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:43 AM (AW0uW)

405 404 Hello, Salty, and thank you for asking. Here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/s2usen24

And I don't keep track of sales, since I am an incredible amateur. I do hope people like it, though.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:43 AM (AW0uW)

========

Buy his book!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:44 AM (LvTSG)

406 Ayn Rand was the greatest novelist ever.

Fight me.

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 10:44 AM (Q8age)

407
Which we all know from history never happens. But McConnell and his ilk will repeat the lie and the rubes will believe it. Again.

And then there'll be mild surprise and disappointment from the rubes that nothing happens. Again.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 10:42 AM (BFigT)
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The left pretty much owns all the levers of power at the federal level. Because of that, the left has no problem finding the people they need in order to enforce whatever dictatorial nonsense comes into their heads. When the GOP is in power, it doesn't matter what they do, the people who are willing to enforce the rule of law for the GOP just don't exist.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:45 AM (5pTK/)

408 So not down with it that he will vote straight D in November.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:35 AM (LvTSG)


I don't know about that, TJM. He has been seriously red-pilled the past two years, due to the censorship and harassment he has drawn for simply posting scientific studies and data, sometimes from the US's own NIH and CDC. And he knows who was behind it. He also plans to sue the Bidet administration for ordering Big Tw@tt's kicking him off the platform.

I'm not suggesting he will ever vote GOP, maybe he'll vote third party or just abstain. I can't imagine that he feels any good will at all towards the demorats.

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:45 AM (dCxaZ)

409 2A is the only reason Trump is not yet in prison. They fear the backlash.

I disagree.

And that's all I'll say about that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:45 AM (AW0uW)

410 I wonder if DeSantis believes his own shit? Hey I was a marine and I believe in Jesus now let me teach something and i promise not to talk about slavery, the civil war, Jim Crow laws, climate change, science, or what happened to all those Indians when "we" took over. The fracturing of America along some kind of made up bullshit so as to allow a right wing Christo Fascist take over is not a matter of speculation anymore.
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at August 15, 2022 10:42 AM (JCZq

What Jim Crow laws? You mean the Jim Crow laws almost exclusively enacted by Democrat legislatures? Those Jim Crow laws?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2022 10:45 AM (IX5y+)

411 393 God-Emperor unless you lose the Mandate of Heaven. [See Xi in a few years, I'm guessing.]

Posted by: andycanuck
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Trying to manage the transition from a specifically anti religious communist party to something like the dynastic rule that Kims have in Korea is rather difficult in an empire like China.

Extreme repression like under Stalin creating a brief cult of personality might avail for a time to protect you from commoners but make it more likely your smiling courtiers do you in for protection.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:45 AM (CXr4y)

412 TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang

Ayn Rand wasn't the greatest novelist ever. And she needed to do a lot more research into what makes a sex scene hot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (u82oZ)

413 410
What Jim Crow laws? You mean the Jim Crow laws almost exclusively enacted by Democrat legislatures? Those Jim Crow laws?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 15, 2022 10:45 AM (IX5y+)

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The parties switched in the 60s! Or the 50s! Or the 70s! Or the 1880s! It was sometime!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (LvTSG)

414 But McConnell and his ilk will repeat the lie and the rubes will believe it. Again.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


tbf, McConnell did come through with his threat to use Harry Reid's jettison of the filibuster for judicial appointments. Whence Dobbs.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (e+yf1)

415 Wakes up
Looks around
Rubs on ointment
Dang. A good start to the week.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (anj39)

416 Next thing you'll tell me is that you think Ayn Rand wasn't the greatest novelist ever.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:42 AM (LvTSG)
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Great novelist? No, But, did she understand the direction the US was headed? Yeah, she hit a grand slam with what she wrote.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (5pTK/)

417 Since I watched Cleopatra yesterday (I love that movie), this is a very apropos picture.

Thanks, CBD.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022


***
A lot of great casting in that movie. Rex Harrison as the middle-aged Julius Caesar, Roddy McDowall as Octavian (Roddy actually looked like some of the busts I've seen of the younger Octavian), Hume Cronyn, and Martin Landau.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (J2vNu)

418 I wonder if DeSantis believes his own shit? Hey I was a marine and I believe in Jesus now let me teach something and i promise not to talk about slavery, the civil war, Jim Crow laws, climate change, science, or what happened to all those Indians when "we" took over. The fracturing of America along some kind of made up bullshit so as to allow a right wing Christo Fascist take over is not a matter of speculation anymore.

1. Not a marine
2. Of course you don't want to talk about jim crow or slavery; you're in favor of both.
3. What's this "we" shit white man?
4. he conflates dogma with science, then pretends to fret over 'christofascism'. Salman Rushdie was unavailable for comment.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 15, 2022 10:47 AM (cY9wR)

419 Obligatory:

"Tea Cups"...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 15, 2022 10:41 AM (BgMrQ)


I always heard the standard for perfect breast size is that it fits in a champagne glass. (old school, not the flutes)

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:47 AM (dCxaZ)

420 4 B cup brigade!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (BRHaw)

They're "A"-okay with me...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 15, 2022 10:47 AM (ynpvh)

421 Ayn Rand wasn't the greatest novelist ever. And she needed to do a lot more research into what makes a sex scene hot.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (u82oZ)
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Talking dirty about utilitarianism doesn't do it?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 15, 2022 10:47 AM (aaGzp)

422 I think that's got the best Pageantry that Hollywood ever did, but I've decided that the only parts I really like are when Rex Harrison is in the scene, culminating in the magnificent Entry into Rome. After Julius dies, we're stuck with Mark Antony, who is never much more than a dim witted drunken oaf bumbling through events.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:43 AM (trdmm)


I wish the studio had had the guts to go with Mankiewicz' original 6-hour cut as either a stand-alone or as two separate movies, Caesar and Cleopatra and Antony and Cleopatra. Part of that wish is that, while Cleo marries Caesar and bears him a son, in the second half, Antony becomes the great love of her life, so much so that she wants to be buried in the gold dress from the Entry to Rome so Antony "will know me from a long way off". How did her love for Caesar fade?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (AW0uW)

423 I disagree.

And that's all I'll say about that.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Well that's no fun.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (e+yf1)

424 @397

>>Which we all know from history never happens.

McCarthy has said he will not allow Fang Fang's boyfriend or Shiftless serve on committees, let's see if he follows through with that.

Predication: He' won't follow through.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (UsR0+)

425 419 Obligatory:

"Tea Cups"...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 15, 2022 10:41 AM (BgMrQ)

I always heard the standard for perfect breast size is that it fits in a champagne glass. (old school, not the flutes)

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:47 AM (dCxaZ)

For some, it would be this:
https://is.gd/naUosF

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (ynpvh)

426 TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang

Ayn Rand wasn't the greatest novelist ever. And she needed to do a lot more research into what makes a sex scene hot.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (u82oZ)

Oh Hank! Why you're hard as steel! C'mon here, you hunk of man you!

Posted by: Dagny at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (4I/2K)

427
First edition of JUGS magazine.

Posted by: safristi at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (qktfm)

428 Good people, one and all.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:43 AM (u82oZ)
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No argument there.

Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 10:49 AM (aeePL)

429 399. CNBC was interviewing Mitch Daniels former Indiana governor and current president of Purdue.CNBC host was aghast that AZ no longer requires a bachelors degree to teach in public schools and wanted his take on it. He said there are a lot of college degrees out there that have no relavence to the material being taught. The host gal was speechless then mumbled an agreement.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 15, 2022 10:49 AM (kBSGs)

430 I disagree.

And that's all I'll say about that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:45 AM (AW0uW)


the only thing this gov fears is the tw@tt mob, and since some high profile Liberals have criticized the stupid action against Trump, Garland et al have found themselves in a sticky wicket.

I hope they all DIAF, quickly
hopefully they will self-immolate in penance

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:49 AM (dCxaZ)

431 407
Which we all know from history never happens. But McConnell and his ilk will repeat the lie and the rubes will believe it. Again.

And then there'll be mild surprise and disappointment from the rubes that nothing happens. Again.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 10:42 AM (BFigT)
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The left pretty much owns all the levers of power at the federal level. Because of that, the left has no problem finding the people they need in order to enforce whatever dictatorial nonsense comes into their heads. When the GOP is in power, it doesn't matter what they do, the people who are willing to enforce the rule of law for the GOP just don't exist.

Posted by: blake
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Predicting when an earthquake will happen or a volcano blow its top is difficult. Needless to say, hungry and cold people with firearms are not a happy time for those in power. Remember, when the Soviet Union receded, all those Warsaw Pact governments imposed from the top melted away like jello despite their total control of institutions including feared groups like the Stasi, military, courts, etc.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:49 AM (CXr4y)

432 Ayn Rand wasn't the greatest novelist ever. And she needed to do a lot more research into what makes a sex scene hot.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (u82oZ)

Atlas Shrugged - the most tedious and long winded Mary Sue story ever written.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:49 AM (trdmm)

433 424 McCarthy has said he will not allow Fang Fang's boyfriend or Shiftless serve on committees, let's see if he follows through with that.

Predication: He' won't follow through.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (UsR0+)

=========

I think he'll follow through on that. It's mostly theater and doesn't affect much while seeming like a big move that he can brag about in fundraising emails.

I expect plenty of empty theater from him.

He'll also have the power to completely and totally take the reins of federal budgeting and appropriations to hollow out the administrative state, but a CR will pass in the first 6 weeks instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

434 Always remember that "Manos: The Hands of Fate" means "Hands: The Hands of Fate"

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (bnAdj)

435 OT- but I hope Insomniac is doing well.

Posted by: free tibet at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (vno5C)

436 434 Always remember that "Manos: The Hands of Fate" means "Hands: The Hands of Fate"
Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (bnAdj)

========

Words to live by.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (LvTSG)

437 Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea

Uh, no.

(Good thing my wife does not read AoS)

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (u82oZ)

438 Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (ynpvh)

they would need to be some very hangy tittays to fit in those glasses

sheesh

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (dCxaZ)

439 Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison: I give you credit for your ability to stare into the mouth of madness and remain sane.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:51 AM (5pTK/)

440 Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 10:19 AM (aeePL)

Prayers for Moki on this feast of Mary's Assumption.

Posted by: clutch at August 15, 2022 10:51 AM (9UmRs)

441 I always heard the standard for perfect breast size is that it fits in a champagne glass. (old school, not the flutes)
Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:47 AM (dCxaZ)

Picky, picky, picky...

Posted by: Old School Nat Geo Photographers at August 15, 2022 10:51 AM (BgMrQ)

442 436 434 Always remember that "Manos: The Hands of Fate" means "Hands: The Hands of Fate"
Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (bnAdj)

========

Words to live by.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (LvTSG)

Novo Carthago means New New Town.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 15, 2022 10:51 AM (b2nrj)

443 432 Ayn Rand wasn't the greatest novelist ever. And she needed to do a lot more research into what makes a sex scene hot.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (u82oZ)

Atlas Shrugged - the most tedious and long winded Mary Sue story ever written.

Posted by: Tom Servo
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Polemics made for bad art.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:52 AM (CXr4y)

444 "To me, as to most Englishmen, the triumph of Roman Catholicism would mean an unspeakable disaster to the cause of civilization." - John Collier

This guy is a hoot. Total Imperial Englishman.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2022 10:52 AM (FF+On)

445 the standard for perfect breast size is



Whatever you have on hand.
One in the hand is better than two at the club.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 10:52 AM (nyNes)

446 The parties switched in the 60s! Or the 50s! Or the 70s! Or the 1880s! It was sometime!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:46 AM (LvTSG)


My uncle registered to vote as a Republican in 1960. He was the first Republican to register in his county in Florida. EVER.

Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 10:52 AM (6TxNR)

447 Always remember that "Manos: The Hands of Fate" means "Hands: The Hands of Fate"
Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (bnAdj)


***
Check out my "The Hands of Mr. Ottermole"! He was never going to be a hand model, that's all I have to say. . . .

Posted by: Thomas Burke at August 15, 2022 10:52 AM (J2vNu)

448 443 Polemics made for bad art.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:52 AM (CXr4y)

=========

I loved it when Dagny took time to explain why she suddenly felt it justified to use a gun instead of letting the dramatic and literary power of her embrace of force say it for her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (LvTSG)

449 OT- but I hope Insomniac is doing well.
Posted by: free tibet at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (vno5C)


What happened to him?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (AW0uW)

450 @406

>>Ayn Rand was the greatest novelist ever. Fight me.

Where the f**k did I leave my red cape and sword?

--
Ernest Hemingway

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (UsR0+)

451 they would need to be some very hangy tittays to fit in those glasses

sheesh

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (dCxaZ)

Wazzat ya shay?

Posted by: Pelosi at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (7bRMQ)

452 Hello, Salty, and thank you for asking. Here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/s2usen24

The link takes ya to a buncha books.... which one is yours ?

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (T4tVD)

453 Always remember that "Manos: The Hands of Fate" means "Hands: The Hands of Fate"
Posted by: J. Frank Parnell

Similar to 'Rio Grande River'.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (LsEU/)

454 "To me, as to most Englishmen, the triumph of Roman Catholicism would mean an unspeakable disaster to the cause of civilization." - John Collier

This guy is a hoot. Total Imperial Englishman.
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2022


***
Is this the same John Collier who's known for his weird little stories like "Evening Primrose" and "Thus I Refute Beelzy"?

Posted by: Thomas Burke at August 15, 2022 10:54 AM (J2vNu)

455 I always heard the standard for perfect breast size is that it fits in a champagne glass. (old school, not the flutes)
Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:47 AM (dCxaZ)


As Grandfather Poppins was wont to say, "More than a mouthful isn't nearly enough."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:54 AM (AW0uW)

456 Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (r46W7)

Looks like Paul Sorvino as a nekkid midget.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 15, 2022 10:54 AM (89T5c)

457 449 OT- but I hope Insomniac is doing well.
Posted by: free tibet at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (vno5C)

What happened to him?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (AW0uW)

Mental Heath Sabbatical

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 15, 2022 10:54 AM (BgMrQ)

458 OT- but I hope Insomniac is doing well.
Posted by: free tibet at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (vno5C)

What happened to him?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (AW0uW)

I think he took a "time out" from the blog. Haven't seen him around in a while.

Posted by: free tibet at August 15, 2022 10:55 AM (k+AHK)

459 jim (in Kalifornia)

Funny link. Grotesque, even. But funny.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:55 AM (u82oZ)

460 I don't think the government fears the "2A mob". Most of them are established, productive members of society with too much to lose in criminal activity. If a few of the more reckless types with nothing to lose start shooting, they'll easily be stopped, and serve as justification for stricter laws and government expansion. Win-win, from the Establishment's perspective.

Posted by: Grimmy at August 15, 2022 10:55 AM (JCZqz)

461 The link takes ya to a buncha books.... which one is yours ?
Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (T4tVD)


The first one - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: A Theda Bara Mystery.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:55 AM (AW0uW)

462 OT- but I hope Insomniac is doing well.
Posted by: free tibet at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (vno5C)

What happened to him?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (AW0uW)

Mental Heath Sabbatical
Posted by: browndog


Maybe if he could get some sleep...

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 10:55 AM (nyNes)

463 "People may claim without much exaggeration that the belief in God is universal. They omit to add that superstition, often of the most degraded kind, is just as universal." - John Collier

I am assuming "the most degraded kind" includes Catholicism. This guy is the total Victorian upper crust guy.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2022 10:56 AM (FF+On)

464 Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (dCxaZ)

Wazzat ya shay?

Posted by: Pelosi at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (7bRMQ)


I shay I hope your saggy bags get caught in an elevator door and all the botox in the world won't be able to help

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:56 AM (dCxaZ)

465 As Grandfather Poppins was wont to say, "More than a mouthful isn't nearly enough."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:54 AM (AW0uW)


And Grandmother Poppins replied how?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 15, 2022 10:56 AM (ZENgc)

466 I always heard the standard for perfect breast size is that it fits in a champagne glass. (old school, not the flutes)
Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 10:47 AM (dCxaZ)


Now I gotta bring a champagne glass on dates ?

"Oh ! a champagne glass; where's the champagne ? WAIT ! WHAT ARE YOU DOING ?"

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 10:56 AM (T4tVD)

467 I wish the studio had had the guts to go with Mankiewicz' original 6-hour cut as either a stand-alone or as two separate movies, Caesar and Cleopatra and Antony and Cleopatra. Part of that wish is that, while Cleo marries Caesar and bears him a son, in the second half, Antony becomes the great love of her life, so much so that she wants to be buried in the gold dress from the Entry to Rome so Antony "will know me from a long way off". How did her love for Caesar fade?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (AW0uW)

I saw an interview with Hume Cronyn, who played Cleopatra's wisest counselor. He lamented that there was a full hour of very good scenes that he played a big part in that got left on the cutting room floor - leaving him with only about 15 minutes of screen time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 10:56 AM (trdmm)

468 Maybe if he could get some sleep...

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 10:55 AM (nyNes)

All the banging on the art thread keeps him awake.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 15, 2022 10:56 AM (7bRMQ)

469 103 If this is the Land of the Pharaohs, we need moar Joan Collins.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM (906pl)


OK here she is

https://tinyurl.com/mt9pv5t4

Posted by: King Tut at August 15, 2022 10:56 AM (AMIL/)

470 I don't think the government fears the "2A mob". Most of them are established, productive members of society with too much to lose in criminal activity. If a few of the more reckless types with nothing to lose start shooting, they'll easily be stopped, and serve as justification for stricter laws and government expansion. Win-win, from the Establishment's perspective.
Posted by: Grimmy at August 15, 2022 10:55 AM (JCZqz)
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Current government policies are guaranteed to expand the number of gun owners with nothing left to lose.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 15, 2022 10:56 AM (5pTK/)

471 The link takes ya to a buncha books.... which one is yours ?
Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (T4tVD)

The first one - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: A Theda Bara Mystery.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Thank you !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 10:57 AM (T4tVD)

472 You guys like those little titties? Hell, just one of my girls beats all six of theirs combined!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at August 15, 2022 10:58 AM (JCZqz)

473 free tibet, et al.

I emailed him before I left. He was, IMHO, sinking into the old Insom, but slowly. His lawyer gig gave his a longer time to recover.

I wish him well.

And I always remember how nurse ratched gave him a bold chance to save his own soul. She should have a statue, with either bear spray or her favorite pistol, in downtown Seattle, next to the ferry dock.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:58 AM (u82oZ)

474 but I hope Insomniac is doing well.
Posted by: free tibet at August 15, 2022 10:50 AM (vno5C)

What happened to him?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:53 AM (AW0uW)

I think he took a "time out" from the blog. Haven't seen him around in a while.
Posted by: free tibet at August 15, 2022 10:55 AM (k+AHK)

Someone needs to drag him back on. Kicking and screaming if need be.

Insom! Get yo ass back hee-uh!

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 10:59 AM (whl6H)

475 I loved it when Dagny took time to explain why she suddenly felt it justified to use a gun instead of letting the dramatic and literary power of her embrace of force say it for her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Notice that Objectivism absent its author is rapidly becoming a footnote. Ayn Rand was trying to create a third way of rugged individualism between the traditional west emphasizing both individual and society and the crushing oppression of the Sov. Union emphasizing only society.

You have to balance the social contract with the real life behavior of individuals--even Rousseau recognized that.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 10:59 AM (CXr4y)

476 OT- but I hope Insomniac is doing well.
Posted by: free tibet

He's taking a break, practicing his GITTAR, and looking for the moose that bit his sister.

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 11:00 AM (T4tVD)

477 103 If this is the Land of the Pharaohs, we need moar Joan Collins.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 15, 2022 09:45 AM

Can't do that, I'm afraid, but we've got a new film coming out with a non-binary Joan of Arc that you're really going to hate!

Posted by: Hollywood Executive that hates you at August 15, 2022 11:00 AM (JCZqz)

478 I think he took a "time out" from the blog. Haven't seen him around in a while

I hope he makes it to the MoMe. It's like all the good parts of the comment section without the high blood pressure parts.

Posted by: Oddbob at August 15, 2022 11:00 AM (nfrXX)

479 Nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 15, 2022 11:01 AM (1GVh/)

480 477 Can't do that, I'm afraid, but we've got a new film coming out with a non-binary Joan of Arc that you're really going to hate!
Posted by: Hollywood Executive that hates you at August 15, 2022 11:00 AM (JCZqz)

========

Currently a play at the Globe, but I'm sure some studio will try to bring it to the silver screen streaming service dystopia soon enough.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

481 I'm so old I remember when they tried to make Paul Ryan Hitler because he had read Ayn Rand.

Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 11:02 AM (6TxNR)

482 473 free tibet, et al.

I emailed him before I left. He was, IMHO, sinking into the old Insom, but slowly. His lawyer gig gave his a longer time to recover.

I wish him well.

And I always remember how nurse ratched gave him a bold chance to save his own soul. She should have a statue, with either bear spray or her favorite pistol, in downtown Seattle, next to the ferry dock.

Posted by: NaCly Dog
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Most of us have problems confronting our fears and our past. Some more than others. Even when we think we have put them behind us, they pop up at the most inconvenient times.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 11:02 AM (CXr4y)

483 465 As Grandfather Poppins was wont to say, "More than a mouthful isn't nearly enough."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2022 10:54 AM (AW0uW)

And Grandmother Poppins replied how?
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 15, 2022 10:56 AM (ZENgc)

LOL

Posted by: m at August 15, 2022 11:02 AM (GkGYg)

484 > Similar to 'Rio Grande River'.

Torpenhow Hill in the UK.

"Tor" = "hill", "pen" = "hill", "how" = "hill", "hill" = "hill"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 11:03 AM (bW8dp)

485 460 I don't think the government fears the "2A mob". Most of them are established, productive members of society with too much to lose in criminal activity. If a few of the more reckless types with nothing to lose start shooting, they'll easily be stopped, and serve as justification for stricter laws and government expansion. Win-win, from the Establishment's perspective.

Posted by: Grimmy
-----------------------
Make food and keeping warm impossible to obtain, you will see a change. Take a look at Greenies and agriculture in the Netherlands and Canada.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 11:04 AM (CXr4y)

486 Collier married two of Thomas Henry Huxley's daughters. This first, Marian Huxley died of pneumonia. Collier and Ethel Huxley, Marian's sister, had to skip off the Norway to get hitched because it was illegal to marry your dead wife's sister. Why? The Democrat version of science as near as I can figure out. The Victorian British had their quirks.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2022 11:04 AM (FF+On)

487 I emailed him before I left. He was, IMHO, sinking into the old Insom, but slowly. His lawyer gig gave his a longer time to recover.

I wish him well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 10:58 AM (u82oZ)

Ditto. Depression is an ass kicker.

Posted by: Robert at August 15, 2022 11:04 AM (5/Z5R)

488 484 Torpenhow Hill in the UK.

"Tor" = "hill", "pen" = "hill", "how" = "hill", "hill" = "hill"
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 11:03 AM (bW8dp)

; )

Posted by: m at August 15, 2022 11:04 AM (GkGYg)

489 Is this the same John Collier who's known for his weird little stories like "Evening Primrose" and "Thus I Refute Beelzy"?

Posted by: Thomas Burke at August 15, 2022 10:54 AM (J2vNu)


well he's obviously pedo

Posted by: kallisto at August 15, 2022 11:04 AM (dCxaZ)

490 Prayers for Moki & her family. Thank you, bluebell, for the information & for any future updates.

Posted by: Lola at August 15, 2022 11:05 AM (NIYa7)

491 That's what Trump wants for us all!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Leftist "Females" at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (7bRMQ)

Long live the Orange Pharaoh!

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 15, 2022 11:05 AM (yHsuS)

492 > Egypt basically was a theocracy with a king as titular head of the religious bureaucracy.

So the ceremony depicted in today's painting was something of a "titular see", I guess.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 11:10 AM (bW8dp)

493 Nood Tank.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2022 11:10 AM (bW8dp)

494 I'd rather nood handmaidens.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 15, 2022 11:12 AM (yHsuS)

495 Mary Poppins, have you seen the rave Sarah Hoyt gave your book in her Sunday promo? She went back and bought the first one and loved that too and says everyone must buy your book so you'll feel pressured to write more!!!

Posted by: Wenda at August 15, 2022 11:24 AM (gPRZb)

496 Would hang, would bang.

Posted by: Milesdei at August 15, 2022 11:24 AM (tKatl)

497 Needs a happy little bush

Posted by: Bob Ross at August 15, 2022 12:42 PM (su4K9)

498 I recall his Lady Godiva painting, from my youth.

https://tinyurl.com/4ay9an8b

Posted by: Javems at August 15, 2022 01:03 PM (AmoqO)

499 209:
Odysseus and Penelope did have a daughter, named Ktimene, which is considered pronounceable in Greek, like Ptolemy. She's mentioned in Book 15 of the Odyssey, where Eumaeus the swineherd tells the wandering beggar (Odysseus in disguise) that he and Ktimene played together as children, but now she's married and moved to a far-off island so he hasn't seen her in years.

If you ever meet one of those annoying people who says "The Odyssey is my favorite book! I've read it six/seven/eight times!", ask him/her "What was Odysseus' sister's name?". If the answer is "What? Odysseus didn't have a sister!", just quietly say "I don't think you've read the _whole_ Odyssey six/seven/eight times. It looks like you skim the duller parts." (Books 14-15, where Odysseus hangs out with the swineherd telling lies and planning his revenge, is nobody's favorite part.)

By the way, I once met a high-school student named Ktimene. Not Greek, but child of a poet and an English teacher. Her friends called her Kate. Much older now.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at August 15, 2022 02:17 PM (iNhu4)

500 All 3 are named Chad.

Posted by: Corona at August 15, 2022 04:34 PM (nakGR)

501 That's what Trump wants for us all!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Leftist "Females" at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (7bRMQ)

Ummmm, ok!

Posted by: George Patton at August 15, 2022 06:46 PM (IlupC)

502 Fill it to the rim with Brim

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at August 15, 2022 06:47 PM (wGqjj)

503 Painted in the era of natural bosoms. Lovely.

Posted by: Beverly at August 15, 2022 08:23 PM (PT5A2)

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