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Mid-Morning Art Thread

Degas concorde.jpg

Place de la Concorde
Edgar Degas

And a second photo of the painting...

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Dog = Art

Rule book says so.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

3
Dog, therefore art.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2023 09:30 AM (MoZTd)

4 CBD is blatantly pandering to the dog art snobs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:31 AM (zZu0s)

5 Degas channels Henri Bresson.

Posted by: Keep gp Out Yo MF'n Mouf at September 18, 2023 09:31 AM (MvF+J)

6 Ohhh And it's not Bastille Day

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2023 09:31 AM (/aIEN)

7 The Country of Silly Hats

Posted by: Roy at September 18, 2023 09:32 AM (W0aWq)

8
Dochiocephalic head. Rose ears. Sighthound. Great art.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2023 09:32 AM (MoZTd)

9 This one looks like it is cropped.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:32 AM (zZu0s)

10 Good doggie.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 18, 2023 09:32 AM (ANm4C)

11 Twins?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 18, 2023 09:33 AM (Q4IgG)

12 "Dad, why did we all have to wear the same outfit? This is SO embarrassing; I hate you!"

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at September 18, 2023 09:33 AM (dRhB3)

13
CBD is blatantly pandering to the dog art snobs.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:31 AM (zZu0s)


That's "dogue" to you, riff-raff.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2023 09:33 AM (MoZTd)

14 The dude in the hat with the cigar and umbrella has a very douchey look to him.

Little girls are correct to be wary.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:33 AM (Zz0t1)

15 Guy on the right looks like the actor Rex Harrison.

Posted by: dantesed at September 18, 2023 09:33 AM (88xKn)

16 I like it. The man seems happy and content. Two beautiful children, a top hat and cigar. Life is good.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 09:34 AM (pLaQB)

17 Also, interesting because the lighting and shading looks so vastly different in different shot of the painting.

https://tinyurl.com/3t8s8cm9

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:34 AM (zZu0s)

18 Un chien, alors c'est l'art!

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at September 18, 2023 09:35 AM (krqg6)

19 16 And the streets are flooded with absinthe.

Posted by: Keep gp Out Yo MF'n Mouf at September 18, 2023 09:35 AM (MvF+J)

20 It's going to rain.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 18, 2023 09:35 AM (NpAcC)

21 I like it. The man seems happy and content. Two beautiful children, a top hat and cigar. Life is good.
Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 09:34 AM (pLaQB)



Yeah, thanks for pointing out my overwhelming sinicism by contrasting my comment completely.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

22 It's a fake.

The Concorde hadn't been invented yet!

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at September 18, 2023 09:36 AM (krqg6)

23 That's "dogue" to you, riff-raff.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2023 09:33 AM (MoZTd)

Are they the prince of venice?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:36 AM (zZu0s)

24 Son, you know you got an umbrella through your head?

Posted by: No Huggies to be seen though at September 18, 2023 09:37 AM (dhxes)

25 Yeah, thanks for pointing out my overwhelming sinicism by contrasting my comment completely.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:36 AM


Don't go off on a tangent.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 09:37 AM (FVJNG)

26 When the guy is looking one way and the dog is looking the other way, I have to suspect that Tommy's mom may have forged this one.

Posted by: Keep gp Out Yo MF'n Mouf at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (MvF+J)

27 "Agreement Plaza"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (J2vNu)

28 They're wearing tutus under their coats.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (NpAcC)

29 So Degas didn't spend all his time perving on ballerinas. Interesting.

Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (EGPRf)

30 No boobs. Not art.

Posted by: ShainS -- Deplorable AND Listless Vessel AND Overimaginative Scamp at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (2O5Io)

31 Interesting cropping. It draws attention to the big empty space with the people acting as a frame.

Posted by: Kris at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (OyyDO)

32 *cynicism

f*cking english language......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

33 Oh I like this one... One dog goes one way, the other dog goes the other way, and this guy's sayin', "Whadda ya want from me?'

Posted by: Tommy at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (og5mY)

34 It certainly couldn't have been a landing strip for THE Concorde.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (J2vNu)

35 Off to the dentist for a cleaning.

Don't mind the screams of pain, Western NY morons.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (krqg6)

36 15 Guy on the right looks like the actor Rex Harrison.
Posted by: dantesed at September 18, 2023 09:33 AM (88xKn)

He looks like John McIntire in Winchester '73, about to go sell the Indians a bum umbrella.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 18, 2023 09:39 AM (N3zMI)

37 *cynicism

f*cking english language......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM


Just messing with you on a rainy Monday.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 09:39 AM (FVJNG)

38 Smoking that cigar, he should not be surprised when his top hat smells like cigar leaf.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 09:39 AM (J2vNu)

39 Alternate title:

"In Which Toulouse-Lautrec Demonstrates His Plan to Construct a Super-Sonic Airship Using Greyhounds"

Posted by: naturalfake at September 18, 2023 09:39 AM (QzZeQ)

40 28 They're wearing tutus under their coats.
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LOL.

Thread winner.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at September 18, 2023 09:39 AM (krqg6)

41 CBD is blatantly pandering to the dog art snobs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:31 AM (zZu0s)

-----------

I fully expect to see "Dogs Playing Poker" by the end of the month.

Posted by: ShainS -- Deplorable AND Listless Vessel AND Overimaginative Scamp at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM (2O5Io)

42 15 Guy on the right looks like the actor Rex Harrison.
Posted by: dantesed at September 18, 2023 09:33 AM (88xKn)

LOL. I think he looks like Stephen Lang playing Gen. Pickett in "Gettysburg".

Posted by: Kris at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM (OyyDO)

43 Fuck. I want to be that man.

I want to dress like that and live in that time.

Depressing personally, but nice choice, CBD.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM (AW0uW)

44
Just messing with you on a rainy Monday.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 09:39 AM (FVJNG)



Braggart.

It rained in several areas in TX over the weekend, just not here.

My driveway is cracked and splitting everywhere.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

45 28 They're wearing tutus under their coats.
Posted by: redridinghood at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM (NpAcC)

29 So Degas didn't spend all his time perving on ballerinas. Interesting.
Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 09:38 AM


Hordemind, activate!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM (FVJNG)

46 Guy on the right looks like the actor Rex Harrison.
Posted by: dantesed at September 18, 2023


***
He does indeed. Did Rex ever wear a beard in any of his films? I can't recall one. Unless it was as "Dr. Doolittle."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM (J2vNu)

47 Ohhh And it's not Bastille Day
Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2023 09:31 AM (/aIEN)


It can be!
https://youtu.be/GW72Gmqjse4

Posted by: Doof at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM (2pH9T)

48 The Story of Sherlock Holmes and the Little Girl Clones of Him

Posted by: AC Doyle at September 18, 2023 09:41 AM (XqcwY)

49 In a land were everyone is 7ft tall and 95 pounds.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 18, 2023 09:41 AM (VwHCD)

50 My Final Fantasy FC posed for a group pic this weekend. Is that a art?

https://is.gd/LhxMPY

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 18, 2023 09:41 AM (9yUzE)

51 Braggart.

It rained in several areas in TX over the weekend, just not here.

My driveway is cracked and splitting everywhere.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM


I believe it. Not sure where in TX you are, but my buddy down near Cameron has been telling me how bad the drought is. Meanwhile we have one of the wettest Summers in years. I blame Algore.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 09:42 AM (FVJNG)

52 The Story of Sherlock Holmes and the Little Girl Clones of Him
Posted by: AC Doyle

Wouldn't apprentices be easier to explain than clones?

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at September 18, 2023 09:42 AM (vfu4x)

53 The Country of Silly Hats
Posted by: Roy


The dog ran his off.

Posted by: DaveA at September 18, 2023 09:42 AM (FhXTo)

54 They are waiting for the Germans to go marching through...

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2023 09:43 AM (UkqCM)

55 Love the French Impressionists

Posted by: It's me donna at September 18, 2023 09:43 AM (bs+z0)

56 He does indeed. Did Rex ever wear a beard in any of his films? I can't recall one. Unless it was as "Dr. Doolittle."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM (J2vNu)

Rex Harrison with a beard:
https://tinyurl.com/2vv5unvp

https://tinyurl.com/3nm9pyx4

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:44 AM (zZu0s)

57 The guy is clearly taking his two little girls and their dog to the park for a stroll and playtime. Rain threatened -- he'd have checked the barometer at home, what they once called "the glass" -- and packed along his umbrella.

The fellow on the left is not easy to see at first; he's kind of shadowy. Perhaps the Deuxieme Bureau or the Surete is keeping an eye on Papa here for some reason. Maybe Papa is about to pass state secrets to a German spy, using his kids and dog as cover.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 09:44 AM (J2vNu)

58 I want to be that man.

I want to dress like that and live in that time.


I had exactly that thought. It was painted in 1875, so the guy is probably thinking "France is poised for 200 years of nothing but peace and prosperity. We've got Germany next to us, so that's an added bonus."

Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 09:44 AM (I/Qkd)

59 CBD is blatantly pandering to the dog art snobs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:31 AM (zZu0s)

Don't forget the tree snobs!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2023 09:45 AM (lQONO)

60 Rex Harrison with a beard:
https://tinyurl.com/2vv5unvp

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023


***
I'd forgotten The Ghost and Mrs. Muir!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 09:45 AM (J2vNu)

61
Which of you fuckers cut my ears off?!?!!!!

Posted by: The Dog at September 18, 2023 09:45 AM (QzZeQ)

62 50 My Final Fantasy FC posed for a group pic this weekend. Is that a art?

https://is.gd/LhxMPY
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 18, 2023 09:41 AM (9yUzE)

How many of the women are women in real life?

1 in 10?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:45 AM (zZu0s)

63 Degas...Degas...wasn't he that gay flight attendant who gave AIDS to so many other homos they thought he was patient zero?

Posted by: Didn't realize he had time to paint between flights and bathhouse orgies at September 18, 2023 09:46 AM (dhxes)

64 The Country of Silly Hats
Posted by: Roy
----
While sadly walking through a field one day
I met a goat who stopped to say
"I'll tell you a secret that will make you smile
I'll sing you a song with a true sense of style"

"Aye aye, aye-aye-aye, just trust me", She said
"You, you, you need something up on your head
A pork pie, pillbox, Panama, tiara, turban, fez, sombrero"

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 18, 2023 09:46 AM (N3zMI)

65 The fellow on the left is not easy to see at first; he's kind of shadowy. Perhaps the Deuxieme Bureau or the Surete is keeping an eye on Papa here for some reason.

If that's what he is, his "flamboyant" choice of neckwear isn't helping him remain anonymous.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 09:46 AM (I/Qkd)

Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 09:47 AM (I/Qkd)

67 Nope. Do not like. And why is he hitting that child in the head with his umbrella?
It is odd because I like Degas. This just feels colorless to me. Actually it is kind of colorless.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 18, 2023 09:47 AM (t/2Uw)

68 The Convo

"These aren't My brats."
"Well they aren't My brats."

Posted by: bloated fumaceous gunt at September 18, 2023 09:47 AM (nakGR)

69 Place de la Concorde
Edgar Degas


Doesn't look like a plane.

BFD Edgar. I de-gas too.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 18, 2023 09:47 AM (5apCz)

70 I had exactly that thought. It was painted in 1875, so the guy is probably thinking "France is poised for 200 years of nothing but peace and prosperity. We've got Germany next to us, so that's an added bonus."
Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 09:44 AM (I/Qkd)

...

Five Years after the Franco-Prussian War?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:48 AM (zZu0s)

71
Which of you fuckers cut my ears off?!?!!!!
Posted by: The Dog at September 18, 2023 09:45 AM (QzZeQ)


Rose ears

https://soyaraborzoi.com/PossumEars.jpg

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2023 09:48 AM (MoZTd)

72 Place de la Concorde

Bullshit. I don't see a single grapevine!

Posted by: Confused Moron at September 18, 2023 09:48 AM (JCZqz)

73 Five Years after the Franco-Prussian War?

I hit post and then thought "someone is going to immediately call me out on the FP War. "

Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 09:49 AM (I/Qkd)

74 Four years after the Paris Commune?

Posted by: Keep gp Out Yo MF'n Mouf at September 18, 2023 09:49 AM (MvF+J)

75 It's a fake.

The Concorde hadn't been invented yet!
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at September 18, 2023 09:36 AM (krqg6)
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Can't you see it? It's right next to the F-35!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 18, 2023 09:49 AM (YIVH2)

76 Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 09:47 AM

*narrows bunghole*

Soon....

Posted by: The Barrel at September 18, 2023 09:49 AM (FVJNG)

77 I want to be that man.

I want to dress like that and live in that time.




Okay, cholera killed my wife but, at least, I made it out alive.

And now I get smallpox and syphillis! What the hell!!!

Posted by: The Man in the Painting at September 18, 2023 09:49 AM (QzZeQ)

78 The painting is in The Hermitage, and their website sucks. I couldn't get a good view of the painting, and the only ones I could find were taken in different lighting, so they looked radically different!

F*cking Russians.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2023 09:50 AM (lQONO)

79 51 Braggart.

It rained in several areas in TX over the weekend, just not here.

My driveway is cracked and splitting everywhere.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 09:40 AM

I believe it. Not sure where in TX you are, but my buddy down near Cameron has been telling me how bad the drought is. Meanwhile we have one of the wettest Summers in years. I blame Algore.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


We finally got measurable rainfall last night. Been since early June at least. Everything is still parched. The tops are wet, but dig down 1/4 inch and it's dry as dust.

Hopefully we have a wet wet wet fall. I love the rain.

Posted by: nurse ratched, otter 841 superfan at September 18, 2023 09:50 AM (VTa9w)

80 The French have offensive body odor even in these modern times. Can't imagine how bad it was when this was painted.

Posted by: Nose For News at September 18, 2023 09:50 AM (83IzV)

81 I prefer his other painting, Plage de la Concorde. It has bikinis.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 09:50 AM (I/Qkd)

82 43 Fuck. I want to be that man.

I want to dress like that and live in that time.

Depressing personally, but nice choice, CBD.
-----------------
His people escaped the Guillotine. Schmartz.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 09:51 AM (pLaQB)

83 78 The painting is in The Hermitage, and their website sucks. I couldn't get a good view of the painting, and the only ones I could find were taken in different lighting, so they looked radically different!

F*cking Russians.
----------------
Putin is coming to kill all the trannies. Unfortunately, he is taking his own sweet time about it.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 09:52 AM (pLaQB)

84 The word "dapper" needs to be inserted somewhere here.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 18, 2023 09:52 AM (Q4IgG)

85 This is Marianne's first visit to Paris....

Is that the Hotel Pierre in the background?

Posted by: Babble-ing Brooke at September 18, 2023 09:52 AM (83IzV)

86 I added a screen shot of the Hermitage website version.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2023 09:52 AM (lQONO)

87 The fellow on the left is not easy to see at first; he's kind of shadowy. Perhaps the Deuxieme Bureau or the Surete is keeping an eye on Papa here for some reason.
*
If that's what he is, his "flamboyant" choice of neckwear isn't helping him remain anonymous.
Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023


***
I thought, "That's on the carriage in the background." Then I looked and saw the same Christmas-present striping is around his neck. Well, nobody said the Deuxieme Bureau was *smart*. (Did it exist in 1875? I think the Surete did, but I'm not sure.)

Of course, he could be dressed as a fop as a distraction, and the real agent(s) are lurking off canvas.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 09:52 AM (J2vNu)

88 My Final Fantasy FC posed for a group pic this weekend. Is that a art?

https://is.gd/LhxMPY
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 18, 2023 09:41 AM (9yUzE)

Love the Keanu Reeves giant and the world's smallest potato.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 18, 2023 09:53 AM (nC+QA)

89
I'd forgotten The Ghost and Mrs. Muir!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Atta boy, Luther!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 18, 2023 09:53 AM (63Dwl)

90 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Posted by: American Beavers at September 18, 2023 09:53 AM (z+89e)

91 77 I want to be that man.

I want to dress like that and live in that time.



Okay, cholera killed my wife but, at least, I made it out alive.

And now I get smallpox and syphillis! What the hell!!!
-------------
Leading cause of death for the impressionists was Syphilis.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 09:54 AM (pLaQB)

92 Which of you fuckers cut my ears off?!?!!!!
Posted by: The Dog at September 18, 2023 09:45 AM (QzZeQ)

Rose ears

https://soyaraborzoi.com/PossumEars.jpg
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2023 09:48 AM (MoZTd)


Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Who's the dog here, pal?

Me!

And i say, one of you fuckers cut my ears off!

Posted by: The Dog at September 18, 2023 09:54 AM (QzZeQ)

93 Leading cause of death for the impressionists was Syphilis.

Did the rock keep rolling back over them?

Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 09:55 AM (I/Qkd)

94 Yes! The Deuxieme Bureau did exist in 1875: "France's external military intelligence agency from 1871 to 1940. It was dissolved together with the Third Republic upon the armistice with Germany. However the term "Deuxième Bureau" . . . like "MI6" and "KGB", outlived the original organization as a general label for the country's intelligence service." (Wiki)

The Surete was founded in 1812.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 09:56 AM (J2vNu)

95 I'd forgotten The Ghost and Mrs. Muir!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Atta boy, Luther!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 18, 2023 09:53 AM


*polite cough*

That was The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 09:57 AM (FVJNG)

96 The scenes Degas paints are seldom exciting but they offer an interesting perspective. In this case the man and his daughters and dog stand out against the relatively blank background. And the various directions the figures face gives it a sense of the moment and less posed, as a photograph might. Interesting technique.

While not as detailed as his oil paintings, I find Degas' pastel art very interesting for their sense of capturing a fleeting moment. And he uses a different color palette for his pastels.

Posted by: JTB at September 18, 2023 09:58 AM (7EjX1)

97 I've never been to France. Don't know I'd want to go to Paris as I'm not a fan of cities. But the countryside sounds lovely. And I'd want to go as the guest of a local.

Of course, I'd be willing to act as hostess if anyone wants to come to Seattle and explore the mountains and the woods and the islands.

Posted by: nurse ratched, otter 841 superfan at September 18, 2023 09:58 AM (VTa9w)

98 Obviously a very different subject for Degas, but it seems "off" somehow. Flatter, maybe?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 18, 2023 09:59 AM (nC+QA)

99 How many of the women are women in real life?

As a general rule, any female cat-person in FFXIV is assumed to be a male until proven otherwise.

Our FC is about 50-50 or 60-40 male/female.

I think we did a pretty good job creating Fall outfits within the limits of the game.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 18, 2023 09:59 AM (9yUzE)

100 The word "dapper" needs to be inserted somewhere here.
Posted by: Martini Farmer
==============

I-uh, uh-I-uh,, t-t-think this-uh t-this is about-uh, about-this is about me-uh,, isn't it?

yeah

Posted by: John Fetterman at September 18, 2023 10:00 AM (X4yCj)

101 93 Leading cause of death for the impressionists was Syphilis.

Did the rock keep rolling back over them?
------------------
Not a rock but the chick eventually rolled over.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:00 AM (pLaQB)

102 Place de la Concorde use to be Place de la Bastille

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2023 10:00 AM (/aIEN)

103 98 Obviously a very different subject for Degas, but it seems "off" somehow. Flatter, maybe?
-------------------
He painted the foreground first. Then built on the background later.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:01 AM (pLaQB)

104 The French have offensive body odor even in these modern times. Can't imagine how bad it was when this was painted.

Yes, as much as I would love to have lived in the Edwardian era, the lower level of hygiene and lack of deodorants does give me second thoughts.

And as a devotee of hardwood, the fact that even upper-class women generally sported thatches so thick there were still Japanese soliders in there who didn't know the war was over is also a turn-off.

But I'd still rather live then than now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 18, 2023 10:01 AM (AW0uW)

105 1870's France was an era of perfect delusion, they escaped the French Revolution and the Napoleans, what could possibly go wrong? Kind of like 1970 France, Germany was beaten like dogs and divided, The French foreign legion ruled Northern Africa, they had American tourists to hate, Brigitte Bardot was smoking hot, what could go wrong?

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 18, 2023 10:01 AM (CecP5)

106 Ready for a dose of legal, reality-bending stupidity? DU is crowing about the economy.

We are doing better now then the 1980's, which Republicans portray as some sort Golden Age, except the majority of jobs Reagan created were government jobs, while Clinton, Obama, and Biden supervised the economy while it was created predominantly private sector jobs.

The politics of permanent grievance REQUIRES Rs see the future as broken. Most of them are permanently spoiled in that regard-- they will never see the country and the future except through the lens of their grievances.

Biden needs to be more Trump-like, telling people things are great. He's not strong on propaganda
Too straight forward, lacks fundamental bullshit skills. Keeps calling it "malarkey".


I feel like it's a general Democratic Party issue. We are just too humble.

Populists do that, endlessly repeat the laundry list of why the U.S. is terrible and why the "status quo establishment" is responsible and all is lost unless an innocent outsider rides in on a white horse and saves everybody. Not only right-wing.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at September 18, 2023 10:01 AM (JCZqz)

107 Our FC is about 50-50 or 60-40 male/female.

I think we did a pretty good job creating Fall outfits within the limits of the game.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 18, 2023 09:59 AM (9yUzE)

I see three people wearing white after Labor Day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 10:01 AM (zZu0s)

108 Edgar Degas dot net, Place de la Concorde, 1875

(Bits & pieces) Place de la Concorde was not commissioned and shows the artist's friends, writer Daniel Halevy and the artist Ludovic-Napoleon Lepic with his daughters. ... In need of money he sold his masterpiece to Vicomte Ludovic-Napoleon Lepic, and the painting remained unknown until the end of the century.

As was first noted by Kirk Varnedoe, the black top hat of Viscount Ludovic-Napoleon Lepic...covers James Pradier's late 1830s sculpture of the city of Strasbourg, so recently lost to the Prussians, along with Alsace and Lorraine. The statue functioned as THE site of national mourning for Parisians during the Siege of Strasbourg in September 1870, the long and difficult Siege of Paris that winter, and especially after the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine by the newly founded German Kaiserreich in the spring of 1871...

...Lepic's red chest decoration that looks like the ribbon of the Legion d'Honneur. ... The composition and sartorial choices are key to a full sociohistoric reading of the painting. ...

Not typical; history helps with interpretation & I found it much more interesting. (But doubtful for hanging.) Thanks.

Posted by: L - Practice makes perfect. They know their enemies at September 18, 2023 10:02 AM (GshMh)

109 Wikipedia dates the painting as 1879. As proof of this, they link the Hermitage, which says it was thought to have been painted in 1876.

Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 10:02 AM (EGPRf)

110 109 Wikipedia dates the painting as 1879. As proof of this, they link the Hermitage, which says it was thought to have been painted in 1876.
Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 10:02 AM (EGPRf)

You have to love the internet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 10:03 AM (zZu0s)

111 Were there pooper-scooper laws in Paris in 1875? The little blue plastic bags weren't invented yet. Did the horse shit get rolled up with the dog shit?

Posted by: Agency' Sanitaire' at September 18, 2023 10:03 AM (83IzV)

112 107 Our FC is about 50-50 or 60-40 male/female.

I think we did a pretty good job creating Fall outfits within the limits of the game.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 18, 2023 09:59 AM (9yUzE)

I see three people wearing white after Labor Day.
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I'm wearing white trousers today. But not white shoes.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:04 AM (pLaQB)

113 Lessee here...

This here encyclopedia says that I'm a sighthound.

Huh?

I guess that means that instead of sniffing crotches, I should be looking up under dresses and petticoats.

Got it!

Posted by: The Dog at September 18, 2023 10:05 AM (QzZeQ)

114 "except the majority of jobs Reagan created were government jobs, while Clinton, Obama, and Biden supervised the economy while it was created predominantly private sector jobs."

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at September 18, 2023 10:01 AM (JCZqz)


What?! Even for delusion that's a doozy, given that it's 100% counterfactual. I'd feel better if I was sure it was simple dishonesty.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 18, 2023 10:06 AM (nC+QA)

115 Well, I suppose I should work on my book for a while.

I have a feeling I'm going to have to be up and at work at 4.30 tomorrow morning. Ugh. See you all then.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 18, 2023 10:06 AM (AW0uW)

116 "Place de la Concorde" = Paris
A companion piece to:

"Place de la F-35" = somewhere in South Carolina

Posted by: m at September 18, 2023 10:07 AM (AOrJZ)

117 I see three people wearing white after Labor Day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-V40LGyvhE

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 18, 2023 10:07 AM (9yUzE)

118 @108 So after a little historical research, it turns out that everything cited here about the French state of mind at the time is just bullshit? No one should be surprised.

I'd like to hear more about France dominating Africa in the 1970's. Swear to God, we've got some real winners here.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at September 18, 2023 10:08 AM (4PZHB)

119 Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at September 18, 2023 10:08 AM (4PZHB)

Hotair beckons.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 18, 2023 10:09 AM (nC+QA)

120 Any estimates on the kickback Carter received in selling the Panama Canal to 'allegedly' the Panamanians for a dollar?

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:09 AM (pLaQB)

121 I'm sorry but all I can see is racism. Sad

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at September 18, 2023 10:10 AM (ytSiK)

122 So after a little historical research, it turns out that everything cited here about the French state of mind at the time is just bullshit? No one should be surprised.

I'd like to hear more about France dominating Africa in the 1970's. Swear to God, we've got some real winners here.


You're new here, aren't you.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 10:10 AM (I/Qkd)

123 Not really a fan of Degas (I'm not really interested in ballet dancers, although this painting isn't of them) but there is a kind of nice one with ballet dancers in a large studio and it shows trees outside the window.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2023 10:10 AM (RSbhh)

124 I'd like to hear more about France dominating Africa in the 1970's. Swear to God, we've got some real winners here.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at September 18, 2023 10:08 AM

Let me tell you about the French oppression in South Africa, and the racist apartheid system they developed to keep the Black man down!

Posted by: African American Racial Grievance Historian at September 18, 2023 10:11 AM (JCZqz)

125 Off topic The Ken Paxton impeachment: Every year the Tarrant County (Austin) Democrat prosecutors drum up phony baloney charges against the most effective Republican in the state. Every year they get their asses handed to them in court. This year they decided to join forces with the RINO Republicans in the government and attack the highly effective AG Ken Paxton with impeachment. They once again got their asses handed to them.
One thing about Democrats, like Communists they never give up, no matter how many times they are defeated. They are both like the Zombies in World War Z.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 18, 2023 10:11 AM (CecP5)

126 117 I see three people wearing white after Labor Day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-V40LGyvhE
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 18, 2023 10:07 AM (9yUzE)

Heh.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 10:11 AM (zZu0s)

127 Well, I suppose I should work on my book for a while.

I have a feeling I'm going to have to be up and at work at 4.30 tomorrow morning. Ugh. See you all then.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 18, 2023 10:06 AM


Peace out, MP4.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 10:11 AM (FVJNG)

128 1870's France and Germany at War

1914 France and Germany at War

1940 France and Germany at War

Seems like France and Germany couldn't get along.

Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:12 AM (gmo/4)

129 We had excellent delousing art last week. Considering that this painting depicts Paris-sights, has the doggie been dewormed? The children?

Posted by: The Worm Turns at September 18, 2023 10:13 AM (83IzV)

130 128 1870's France and Germany at War

1914 France and Germany at War

1940 France and Germany at War

Seems like France and Germany couldn't get along.
Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:12 AM

Seems like things would have stopped if the rest of the world stopped getting involved and let the Germans win. The Romans didn't have issues with the Estruscans and other tribes after conquering them...

Posted by: Military Moron at September 18, 2023 10:15 AM (JCZqz)

131 Place de la Concorde use to be Place de la Bastille

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2023 10:00 AM (/aIEN)

Place de la Bastille is a couple of miles east of place de la Concorde.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2023 10:15 AM (lQONO)

132 Considering that this painting depicts Paris-sights, has the doggie been dewormed? The children?
Posted by: The Worm Turns

Certainly not the children! Ivermectin is not for human use according to those c*cksuckers at the CDC.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 18, 2023 10:15 AM (qoGsy)

133 Seems like France and Germany couldn't get along.
Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:12 AM (gmo/4)

Chesterton used France and Germany as an example of how "bringing people together", as the transatlantic telegraph was expected to do, wasn't necessarily the recipe for peace everyone was hoping it would be.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 18, 2023 10:15 AM (nC+QA)

134 128 1870's France and Germany at War

1914 France and Germany at War

1940 France and Germany at War

Seems like France and Germany couldn't get along.
Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:12 AM (gmo/4)

Well, they went 1 for 3 (if you count WWI as a 'win' for anyone. I'd say we all fricking lost.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 10:15 AM (zZu0s)

135 Fen is so corny, she doesn't disrobe to shower, she unhusks.

Posted by: Kernel Korn at September 18, 2023 10:16 AM (83IzV)

136 CBD is blatantly pandering to the dog art snobs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 09:31 AM (zZu0s)

Don't forget the tree snobs!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2023 09:45 AM


And art with bark covers both.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 18, 2023 10:16 AM (a3Q+t)

137 I see three people wearing white after Labor Day.


Pat Boone, Donny & Marie Osmond?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 18, 2023 10:17 AM (5apCz)

138 128 1870's France and Germany at War

1914 France and Germany at War

1940 France and Germany at War

Seems like France and Germany couldn't get along.
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Germany was pinned in and growing fast. It should be remembered that the 100 years war and 30 years war were fought mostly in German speaking principalities. This odd since they were part of the Holy Roman Empire.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:18 AM (pLaQB)

139 I guess I should have said Sub Saharan Africa but I thought that so obvious that I didn't have to include it, but I see I was wrong.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 18, 2023 10:18 AM (CecP5)

140 I see three people wearing white after Labor Day.



We see nothing wrong with this!

Posted by: Grand Cyclops of the KKK at September 18, 2023 10:19 AM (gmo/4)

141 The Franco - German war was highly consequential. In a very negative way.

Posted by: SH (But Prefer Clark Griswold) at September 18, 2023 10:19 AM (sX1BW)

142 Seems like things would have stopped if the rest of the world stopped getting involved and let the Germans win. The Romans didn't have issues with the Estruscans and other tribes after conquering them...
Posted by: Military Moron at September 18, 2023 10:15 AM (JCZqz)

I blame the Brits. They liked to keep Europe aflame while they protected their far flung empire from competition.

Didn't work out so well once the commies were able to ship weapons all over the globe after 1945.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2023 10:20 AM (UkqCM)

143 The Marines Need Help Finding A Lost Stealth Fighter and Nobody Can Stop Laughing.
Obviously, stealth technology has progressed further than anyone imagined.
Should Joe Biden be worried ? (F-35 is better than a F-16, I'm told)

Posted by: SMOD at September 18, 2023 10:20 AM (RHGPo)

144
Zut alors! I see no Air France Concorde here!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 18, 2023 10:20 AM (xG4kz)

145 Germany was pinned in and growing fast.



We need Lebensraum!


You know who.

Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:21 AM (gmo/4)

146 I don’t see a Concorde anywhere.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 18, 2023 10:21 AM (Y5TFi)

147 6 Ohhh And it's not Bastille Day
Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2023 09:31 AM (/aIEN)

So I guess the guillotine will NOT claim a bloody prize?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 18, 2023 10:22 AM (Y5TFi)

148 > "From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Lost & Found...">

Posted by: SMOD at September 18, 2023 10:22 AM (RHGPo)

149 143 The Marines Need Help Finding A Lost Stealth Fighter and Nobody Can Stop Laughing.
Obviously, stealth technology has progressed further than anyone imagined.
Should Joe Biden be worried ? (F-35 is better than a F-16, I'm told)
Posted by: SMOD at September 18, 2023 10:20 AM (RHGPo)

Has anybody checked that Black Hole that got that Malaysian airliner a few years back?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 18, 2023 10:23 AM (N3zMI)

150
I gotta say, those two Oompa-Loompas at the bottom of the painting have excellent disguises!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 18, 2023 10:23 AM (xG4kz)

151 The Marines Need Help Finding A Lost Stealth Fighter and Nobody Can Stop Laughing.

Don't worry, it's in good hands!

Posted by: Zelenskyy at September 18, 2023 10:23 AM (Sv58p)

152 I don’t see a Concorde anywhere.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 18, 2023 10:21 AM (Y5TFi)


You have to use deep focus.

Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 10:23 AM (EGPRf)

153 I blame the Brits. They liked to keep Europe aflame while they protected their far flung empire from competition.

Didn't work out so well once the commies were able to ship weapons all over the globe after 1945.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2023 10:20 AM

In Britain's defense, balance of power was a legitimate concern. Multiple smaller countries are easier to play of against each other, and defend against, than one large, unified nation. A super-Germany (or Prussia, maybe, at that time) would have been a nightmare.

Posted by: Military Moron at September 18, 2023 10:24 AM (JCZqz)

154 Germany was pinned in and growing fast. It should be remembered that the 100 years war and 30 years war were fought mostly in German speaking principalities. This odd since they were part of the Holy Roman Empire.
Posted by: Pudinhead

They were the Ukraine of 17th Century Europe essentially where the power games between the Hapsburgs and the Bourbons of France went head to head for supremacy. Netherlands/Belgium was another battleground in those years.

Posted by: whig at September 18, 2023 10:24 AM (5jVrT)

155 Dogs are always the answer.

Posted by: XTC at September 18, 2023 10:24 AM (UnA8+)

156 Germany winning WWI would probably make an interesting or maybe uninteresting alt-history novel

F'rinstance:

The Upside- almost certainly no Hitler or Nazi Party or Death Camps or Holocaust or WWII.

The Downside - the Kaiser Roll displaces the French Baguette and French pastry in general.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 18, 2023 10:24 AM (QzZeQ)

157 We need Lebensraum!


You know who.

Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:21 AM (gmo/4)

Klingons. General Chang.

Posted by: Capt. James T at September 18, 2023 10:25 AM (dhxes)

158
The Marines Need Help Finding A Lost Stealth Fighter and Nobody Can Stop Laughing.

Now there's a look in your eyes
Like black holes in the sky

Posted by: Don Lemon at September 18, 2023 10:25 AM (63Dwl)

159 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. A photo of a painting seen on my phone in digital. Mind blown!
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2023 10:25 AM (uSHSS)

160 In Britain's defense, balance of power was a legitimate concern. Multiple smaller countries are easier to play of against each other, and defend against, than one large, unified nation. A super-Germany (or Prussia, maybe, at that time) would have been a nightmare.
Posted by: Military Moron
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Napoleon damn near broke the British with his Continental system at one point. Brits since the medieval times have always focused on the Channel ports also because control of those would determine if someone could invade their island.

Posted by: whig at September 18, 2023 10:26 AM (5jVrT)

161 We need Lebensraum!


You know who.

Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:21 AM (gmo/4)

Klingons. General Chang.

Posted by: Capt. James T at September 18, 2023 10:25 AM (dhxes)


Fascinating.

Posted by: Spock at September 18, 2023 10:26 AM (gmo/4)

162 Dogs are always the answer.
Posted by: XTC at September 18, 2023 10:24 AM


Not if the question is "what's for lunch?"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 10:27 AM (FVJNG)

163 161 We need Lebensraum!


You know who.

Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:21 AM (gmo/4)

Klingons. General Chang.

Posted by: Capt. James T at September 18, 2023 10:25 AM (dhxes)


Fascinating.

Posted by: Spock at September 18, 2023 10:26 AM (gmo/4)

He's dead, Jim!

Posted by: Bones at September 18, 2023 10:27 AM (53oGX)

164 162 Dogs are always the answer.
Posted by: XTC at September 18, 2023 10:24 AM

Not if the question is "what's for lunch?"
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 10:27 AM (FVJNG)

Or is it?

Posted by: Barry S at September 18, 2023 10:28 AM (53oGX)

165 Fen is so corny, she doesn't disrobe to shower, she unhusks.
Posted by: Kernel Korn at September 18, 2023 10:16 AM (83IzV)

Well, as long as I don't have the annoying corn silk on me before taking a shower, it's o.k.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2023 10:28 AM (RSbhh)

166
We need Lebensraum!


The tragedy for history is that what he actually wrote was "We need apple s

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 18, 2023 10:28 AM (xG4kz)

167 The Marines Need Help Finding A Lost Stealth Fighter and Nobody Can Stop Laughing.



We don't have it. We stopped with Flight 19.

- Aliens

Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:28 AM (gmo/4)

168 I like the top half of the painting. Bottom half looks distorted.

Posted by: t-bird at September 18, 2023 10:29 AM (amJF4)

169 Napoleon damn near broke the British with his Continental system at one point.

-------------

Alas, he only broke himself.

Posted by: SH (But Prefer Clark Griswold) at September 18, 2023 10:29 AM (sX1BW)

170 143 The Marines Need Help Finding A Lost Stealth Fighter and Nobody Can Stop Laughing.
Obviously, stealth technology has progressed further than anyone imagined.
Should Joe Biden be worried ? (F-35 is better than a F-16, I'm told)
-----------------
Back in the 90s the Marines were doing their testing of UAVs in Quantico when one got away. They had to call Sky Cap since it was headed for DC. They finally found it and decided all further testing would be performed in 29 Palms and Yuma cuz reasons.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:29 AM (pLaQB)

171
We need Lebensraum!


The tragedy for history is that what he actually wrote was "We need apple strudel!", but the galley prints were not corrected in time to prevent the fatal mistake.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 18, 2023 10:30 AM (xG4kz)

172 Germany winning WWI would probably make an interesting or maybe uninteresting alt-history novel

I thought about this, after reading a really awful alternate-history book about the Soviets continuing westward at the end of WW2. But I had no good ideas ... "so it would have been like the EU, except 90 years ago?"

Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 10:31 AM (EGPRf)

173 The Upside- almost certainly no Hitler or Nazi Party or Death Camps or Holocaust or WWII.

The Downside - the Kaiser Roll displaces the French Baguette and French pastry in general.
Posted by: naturalfake at September 18, 2023 10:24 AM (QzZeQ)

It is one of those what ifs that has such far flung consequences that... it is really hard to predict things.

A lot of the more... salacious shit the Nazi's did was as a result of the eugenics movement (or at least was justified by it.) THAT would still be in place. No lenin to Russia does not mean the Tsar does not fall or get kilt, but what might take it's place?

Who the hell knows? It is a fun question to ask.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 10:31 AM (zZu0s)

174 The Marines Need Help Finding A Lost Stealth Fighter and Nobody Can Stop Laughing.
Obviously, stealth technology has progressed further than anyone imagined.
Should Joe Biden be worried ? (F-35 is better than a F-16, I'm told)


The Great Santini weeps.

Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:31 AM (gmo/4)

175 156 Germany winning WWI would probably make an interesting or maybe uninteresting alt-history novel

Posted by: naturalfake at September 18, 2023 10:24 AM (QzZeQ)

The Edwardian satirist Saki wrote a short story in which Germany occupied Great Britain after a lightning attack on the Royal Navy.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 18, 2023 10:31 AM (N3zMI)

176 I thought about this, after reading a really awful alternate-history book about the Soviets continuing westward at the end of WW2. But I had no good ideas ... "so it would have been like the EU, except 90 years ago?"
Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 10:31 AM (EGPRf)

Turtledove?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 10:31 AM (zZu0s)

177
Well, as long as I don't have the annoying corn silk on me before taking a shower, it's o.k.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Fen's Corn Silk Dance is NJ's answer to Sally Rand's Fan Dance.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 18, 2023 10:32 AM (xG4kz)

178 The Edwardian satirist Saki wrote a short story in which Germany occupied Great Britain after a lightning attack on the Royal Navy.

They quickly vacated GB after figuring out that they'd conquered the only country with worse food than theirs.

Posted by: Archimedes at September 18, 2023 10:33 AM (I/Qkd)

179 137 I see three people wearing white after Labor Day.


Pat Boone, Donny & Marie Osmond?
Posted by: rickb223 at September 18, 2023 10:17 AM (5apCz)

After Labor Day is a REALLY long time.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 18, 2023 10:33 AM (Y5TFi)

180 The Edwardian satirist Saki wrote a short story in which Germany occupied Great Britain after a lightning attack on the Royal Navy.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 18, 2023 10:31 AM (N3zMI)

I love his stuff!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2023 10:33 AM (lQONO)

181 172 Germany winning WWI would probably make an interesting or maybe uninteresting alt-history novel
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Well, the obvious change is that they would have had an empire in the east for their growing population, technology and industry. My thinking is that would have been a good thing for everyone except the money lenders.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:33 AM (pLaQB)

182 Turtledove?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 10:31 AM (zZu0s)


The WW2 story? No, some self-published hack. It had 4 or 5 stars on amazon, hundreds upon hundreds of glowing reviews, but was hilariously bad.

Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 10:35 AM (EGPRf)

183 Is Biden in DC or still at the beach?

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:35 AM (pLaQB)

184
Germany winning WWI would probably make an interesting or maybe uninteresting alt-history novel


Why, the impact on nude beaches and porn around the world alone would be enough to gag maggots.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 18, 2023 10:36 AM (xG4kz)

185 Is Biden in DC or still at the beach?

That's what I'd like to know!

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 18, 2023 10:36 AM (Sv58p)

186 180 The Edwardian satirist Saki wrote a short story in which Germany occupied Great Britain after a lightning attack on the Royal Navy.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 18, 2023 10:31 AM (N3zMI)

I love his stuff!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2023 10:33 AM (lQONO)

Yes, but I have to read him in small doses because he gets so weird sometimes.

Killed in the trenches in WWI.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 18, 2023 10:37 AM (N3zMI)

187 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 18, 2023 10:37 AM (T4tVD)

188 Does anyone order Sex on the Beach anymore? It was a big Hampton's thing for a couple of years back in the 90s.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:37 AM (pLaQB)

189
Is Biden in DC or still at the beach?
Posted by: Pudinhead


Based on lighted signage seen up here on Saturday, he was in Wilmington that day.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 18, 2023 10:37 AM (xG4kz)

190 Why, the impact on nude beaches and porn around the world alone would be enough to gag maggots.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 18, 2023 10:36 AM (xG4kz)

*scratches head*

Why'd they plant all these hedgerows in the middle of the Riviera?

Posted by: Sandy bushy shores at September 18, 2023 10:37 AM (dhxes)

191 Happy 76th to the USAF.

Chuck Norris was in the USAF. Your arguments are invalid.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 18, 2023 10:38 AM (Y5TFi)

192 The WW2 story? No, some self-published hack. It had 4 or 5 stars on amazon, hundreds upon hundreds of glowing reviews, but was hilariously bad.
Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 10:35 AM (EGPRf)

The reason I asked was Turtledove has done a few WWII alternate histories. One with Space Aliens.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 10:38 AM (zZu0s)

193 1870's France and Germany at War

1914 France and Germany at War

1940 France and Germany at War

Seems like France and Germany couldn't get along.
Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:12 AM
***
1976
Three French officers walk into the Officer's Club at the major training center in Grafenwoher Germany. The place goes stone silent.
The trend continues.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2023 10:39 AM (uSHSS)

194 There is one string of corn silk for each kernel of corn.

Anyone remember Sunshine Cornsilk from Hee-Haw?

Posted by: Kernel Korn at September 18, 2023 10:40 AM (83IzV)

195 Got my morning laugh reading about Hunter Biden suing the IRS. The whistleblowers reporting on the sham of an investigation targeted and humiliated him by reporting the truth. I wonder what kind of legal counsel he has that thought that this was a good idea as it will only highlight his lawlessness and remind people again of the millions he never paid taxes on. Targeted = Don't you know who I am!?

Posted by: Cheri at September 18, 2023 10:41 AM (oiNtH)

196 Bob Ross was in the USAF.

Posted by: Full Circle at September 18, 2023 10:42 AM (83IzV)

197 194 There is one string of corn silk for each kernel of corn.

Anyone remember Sunshine Cornsilk from Hee-Haw?
Posted by: Kernel Korn at September 18, 2023 10:40 AM (83IzV)

Finally had to change my number from BR-549 because she wouldn't leave me alone!

Posted by: Junior Samples at September 18, 2023 10:43 AM (N3zMI)

198 196 Bob Ross was in the USAF.
Posted by: Full Circle at September 18, 2023 10:42 AM (83IzV)

So many happy little trees turned to ashes by napalm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 18, 2023 10:43 AM (zZu0s)

199 Yes, but I have to read him in small doses because he gets so weird sometimes.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 18, 2023 10:37 AM (N3zMI)


"The Schartz-Metterklume Method"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2023 10:44 AM (lQONO)

200 Why'd they plant all these hedgerows in the middle of the Riviera?

Hedgerows/Beaucage were Normandy, north coast of France. English Channel. Riviera/Cote d'azur is south coast of France. Mediterranean.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 18, 2023 10:44 AM (CnLzB)

201 Bob Ross was in the USAF.
Posted by: Full Circle at September 18, 2023 10:42 AM (83IzV)


He painted the least titillating nose art ever.

Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 10:45 AM (EGPRf)

202 Could use a prayer. Stepdad is in the hospital. Another round of mini-strokes.

I'm going to the hospital. Boss gave me time, which helps.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 18, 2023 10:45 AM (ANm4C)

203

Oooh, that's corny. Corny as Kelloggs's corn flakes.

https://youtu.be/ZQkzn7lgOHs?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 18, 2023 10:46 AM (63Dwl)

204 188 Does anyone order Sex on the Beach anymore? It was a big Hampton's thing for a couple of years back in the 90s.
Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:37 AM

Never heard of it, but Death on the Lake is making a comeback here at Martha's Vinyard.

Posted by: Barack "No Home" Obama at September 18, 2023 10:46 AM (JCZqz)

205 180 I love his stuff!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2023 10:33 AM (lQONO)

Maybe Lefty Youth should be made to learn the Schartz-Metterklume method.

Posted by: XTC at September 18, 2023 10:47 AM (UnA8+)

206 He painted the least titillating nose art ever.
Posted by: spindrift at September 18, 2023 10:45 AM (EGPRf)

Happy trees on F-4's.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 18, 2023 10:48 AM (ANm4C)

207 Could use a prayer. Stepdad is in the hospital. Another round of mini-strokes.

I'm going to the hospital. Boss gave me time, which helps.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 18, 2023 10:45 AM (ANm4C)


Prayers up.

Posted by: Archer at September 18, 2023 10:48 AM (gmo/4)

208 Prayers up Sponge.

Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:49 AM (f87vz)

209
The Schartz-Metterklume Method

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0508344/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 18, 2023 10:49 AM (63Dwl)

210 Does anyone order Sex on the Beach anymore? It was a big Hampton's thing for a couple of years back in the 90s.
Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:37 AM

Never heard of it, but Death on the Lake is making a comeback here at Martha's Vinyard.
Posted by: Barack "No Home" Obama at September 18, 2023 10:46 AM (JCZqz)
***

Not heard of Death on the Lake, but Aviation Gin is selling big time in South Carolina.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2023 10:50 AM (uSHSS)

211 There once was a Convair F-106, that made a successful, unmanned (wheels up) landing in a cornfield, after the pilot had ejected. Plane was in a flat-spin, unrecoverable.

Except, that is, the force of the ejection shoved the nose of the plane DOWN, and it regained airspeed and airflow over the wings. In short, it began to fly, again. Unguided and with no engine restart, it simply glided forward into said cornfield, and slid to a stop, largely undamaged. In fact, it was restored to USAF service, some weeks later.

Could the missing F-35 have glided off to parts unknown?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 18, 2023 10:51 AM (e6UQI)

212 183 Is Biden in DC or still at the beach?
Posted by: Pudinhead at September 18, 2023 10:35 AM

Out of town (NYC) for a campaign reception.

Posted by: L - Practice makes perfect. They know their enemies at September 18, 2023 10:52 AM (GshMh)

213 Could the missing F-35 have glided off to parts unknown?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at September 18, 2023 10:51 AM (e6UQI)
***

Nyet!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2023 10:52 AM (uSHSS)

214 106...[Biden's] not strong on propaganda...

Well, his handlers are: https://tinyurl.com/mr24nydz

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at September 18, 2023 10:53 AM (Rbu5d)

215 *pauses*

Future Babylon Bee headline?

"F-35B lost over South Carolina crashes into the White House."

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 18, 2023 10:53 AM (FF1fo)

216 Could the missing F-35 have glided off to parts unknown?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at September 18, 2023 10:51 AM (e6UQI)
***

Nyet!
Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2023 10:52 AM (uSHSS)

Yep. Lose planes, hit tankers in the middle of ocean......

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 18, 2023 10:56 AM (ANm4C)

217 207 Could use a prayer. Stepdad is in the hospital. Another round of mini-strokes.

I'm going to the hospital. Boss gave me time, which helps.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 18, 2023 10:45 AM (ANm4C)

Praying

Posted by: Moki at September 18, 2023 10:56 AM (JrN/x)

218 Did anyone note that the guy on the left appears to be wearing red gloves?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 18, 2023 10:57 AM (Wy1BU)

219 Today the Cuban Airforce announces its latest aircraft, the Mig 35B.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2023 10:57 AM (uSHSS)

220 Isn’t it obvious? In the new and improved all trans all the time military, the F35 isn’t kissing. It transitioned to a F16 and landed safely.

Posted by: Montec at September 18, 2023 10:57 AM (bWsRe)

221 Did anyone note that the guy on the left appears to be wearing red gloves?
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 18, 2023 10:57 AM (Wy1BU)


Just the dog.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 18, 2023 10:58 AM (uSHSS)

222 If you are under 5'5", your pronouns are ima/little/tea/pot.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 18, 2023 10:59 AM (5apCz)

223 Doggo seems to suspect that the guy is a bit shady.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 18, 2023 10:59 AM (Wy1BU)

224 Doggo seems to suspect that the guy is a bit shady.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 18, 2023 10:59 AM


Slim, too.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 18, 2023 11:00 AM (FVJNG)

225 Noodus throckmortonii

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at September 18, 2023 11:01 AM (J2vNu)

226 So the guy is Slim Shady?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 18, 2023 11:01 AM (FF1fo)

227 NOODlum.

Posted by: Junior Samples at September 18, 2023 11:01 AM (N3zMI)

228 222 If you are under 5'5", your pronouns are ima/little/tea/pot.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 18, 2023 10:59 AM (5apCz)

Suggest this to my 4'10" daughter or my 5'1" sister in law and just start dialing 911 immediately.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 18, 2023 11:02 AM (Wy1BU)

229 222 222 If you are under 5'5", your pronouns are ima/little/tea/pot.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 18, 2023 10:59 AM (5apCz)

Ah, Dwarf Tossing.

Good times, good times.

Posted by: XTC at September 18, 2023 11:03 AM (UnA8+)

230 189 Is Biden in DC or still at the beach?
Posted by: Pudinhead

Based on lighted signage seen up here on Saturday, he was in Wilmington that day.


the neon OPEN sign on the white house was lit?

Posted by: anachronda at September 18, 2023 11:03 AM (oY6Yp)

231 137 I see three people wearing white after Labor Day.

Pat Boone, Donny & Marie Osmond?
Posted by: rickb223 at September 18, 2023 10:17 AM (5apCz)

The King: https://tinyurl.com/u2ufpwk6
OOps, it was June, at MSG. Anyway, NICE.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at September 18, 2023 11:03 AM (Rbu5d)

232 There is a P-8 conducting a search about 200 mi. away between Greenville and Spartanburg (although it seems to be heading back now)

https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae4ebb

Was the 'mishap' hitting the eject button while auto-pilot was on?

Posted by: t-bird at September 18, 2023 11:05 AM (ptElO)

233 3 hours into class today and we havent done dick because we had to go over the constitution for constitution day. While this may be of use for kids pretty sure adults should be exempt from it as we actually have things we need to get done.

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 18, 2023 11:08 AM (CIS44)

234 AND , , , the Unions are holding a busted flush and they know it. The Big 3 Execs are holding aces and eights. Place your bets. Is this a game of chance? Not the way they play it.

Posted by: Ray Mota at September 18, 2023 11:29 AM (sw3xv)

235 202 Could use a prayer. Stepdad is in the hospital. Another round of mini-strokes.

I'm going to the hospital. Boss gave me time, which helps.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 18, 2023 10:45 AM (ANm4C)

Another prayer up. Dealing with a similar situation in my family, so I feel you.

Posted by: Impudent Warwick at September 18, 2023 11:58 AM (f/6Wb)

236


The 2 little jockeys being prepped for a greyhound race,5 to 1 the left one.Damn she came in last,I'll need to shoot her.I shot the sherrif but I did not shoot the shit.

Posted by: safristi at September 18, 2023 01:38 PM (4N35V)

237 Looks like James Murdoch. The dog looks like his wife!

Posted by: Donovan Nuera at September 18, 2023 04:38 PM (LKMDZ)

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