July 27, 2018

Mid-Morning Open Thread
— Open Blogger

Sorbi Stopping for a drink.jpg

Stopping For A Drink
Raffaello Sorbi

Posted by: Open Blogger at 04:30 AM | Comments (409)
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1 Good idea

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at July 27, 2018 04:31 AM (czkHE)

2 I have informed teh ovvers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 04:31 AM (fA1SL)

3 It's 5:00 somewhere.

Posted by: bluebell at July 27, 2018 04:31 AM (JJZzu)

4 "What'll your friend have?" - - Bar maid with big announcements

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2018 04:31 AM (G4W16)

5 Thumbs up!   
 
The horse today is the correct size, which will please Bander.  I myself like this painting, though I wish it were a sunnier day.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee is King! at July 27, 2018 04:31 AM (Ogr1j)

6 Nice chest on that bar maid.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 27, 2018 04:32 AM (mpXpK)

7 Serving wench is saying, "You need to settle your bar tab before you get another."

Posted by: Darles Chickens at July 27, 2018 04:32 AM (BJdPM)

8 First.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 04:32 AM (/qEW2)

9 Drinking, smoking men, and it gots a wench, a horse, and an umbrella. Yep. That's art.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 04:32 AM (fA1SL)

10 This guy Sorbi lived a long time

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at July 27, 2018 04:32 AM (czkHE)

11 Don't drink and clop.

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 04:32 AM (G0vdT)

12 So, guy on far right has three-cornered hat and stockings while woman, apparently, on far left has big green 20th century golf umbrella. Hmmm.....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2018 04:32 AM (G4W16)

13 Wakes up. Scratches. Looks around. A drink??? Well dont mind if I do. It is a 4.1 morning Hordemates!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2018 04:33 AM (0tfLf)

14 umbrellas look remarkably unchanged over the centuries

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 27, 2018 04:33 AM (hMwEB)

15 Given that someone has his umbrella opened, all he has to do is keep holding his glass aloft and he'll get his drink.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 04:33 AM (/qEW2)

16 I love this painting.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 04:33 AM (ALgU9)

17 A horse AND a bumbershoot this time. The week comes together. I like this, I like all of it. It even has a tree.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 04:33 AM (fuK7c)

18 I'll have what the horse is having.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 04:33 AM (zCyNd)

19 That vehicle is a full 1 horsepower. Pretty good for that time period. Of course, the emissions are terrible.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 27, 2018 04:33 AM (KUaJL)

20 Early drive-throughs. Excellent idea. It's like a Brew-Through with horses!

Posted by: joncelli, maybe not entirely serious at July 27, 2018 04:33 AM (RD7QR)

21 Rider: "You want how much for the Ale"

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 04:34 AM (G0vdT)

22 "Where's 'library?' " - - Toothless crone from Star Trek episode

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2018 04:34 AM (G4W16)

23 Freaking birds about to shit all over the streets...

Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2018 04:34 AM (UnA8+)

24 It is a 4.1 morning Hordemates!!! Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2018 09:33 AM (0tfLf) Is that the BAC?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 04:34 AM (zCyNd)

25 I'm looking for a man named Tuco!

Have you seen him around these parts lately?

Posted by: Chairman Hrothgar [/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 27, 2018 04:35 AM (n9EOP)

26 Whiskey for my men, Beer for my horses

Posted by: Willy at July 27, 2018 04:35 AM (brIR5)

27 Don't drink and clop. Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 09:32 AM (G0vdT) Hard to hide your drink from the pigs if you're on a horse.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 04:35 AM (/qEW2)

28 Why the long face?

Posted by: Bartender at July 27, 2018 04:35 AM (HpljN)

29 What is in the bag hanging off the door to our right? Seashells?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 04:36 AM (fuK7c)

30 Lol. Guy on the horse...Before drinking and driving was a bad thing.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 04:36 AM (ALgU9)

31 So, guy on far right has three-cornered hat and stockings while woman, apparently, on far left has big green 20th century golf umbrella. " That's not an umbrella, that's a Bumbershoot!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 04:36 AM (V2Yro)

32 That's a pleasant scene.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 27, 2018 04:36 AM (hLRSq)

33 I'll bet the horse likes carrots in chili.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 04:37 AM (zCyNd)

34 Lady with the green umbrella is hoping to keep the flung chamber pot contents out of her hair

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at July 27, 2018 04:37 AM (8ZeGS)

35 So, guy on far right has three-cornered hat and stockings while woman, apparently, on far left has big green 20th century golf umbrella. Hmmm..... Posted by: J.J. Sefton And f'n pigeons.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 27, 2018 04:37 AM (7/YOc)

36 The horse today is the correct size, which will please Bander. It does.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 04:37 AM (fuK7c)

37 32 So, guy on far right has three-cornered hat and stockings while woman, apparently, on far left has big green 20th century golf umbrella. " That's not an umbrella, that's a Bumbershoot! Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 09:36 AM (V2Yro) I think the painting is Italian. So, no.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2018 04:37 AM (G4W16)

38 36 And f'n pigeons. Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2018 09:37 AM (7/YOc) Jane Darwell. "Tuppence." Some assembly required.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2018 04:38 AM (G4W16)

39 Lovely painting, intriguing. Only thing I don't like is holding a drink while still on the horse. It's absurd. Was that ever a practice? You'd always hitch it up and go into the saloon.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 04:38 AM (/qEW2)

40 Knirps, for moisture.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2018 04:38 AM (UnA8+)

41 You can see part of a set of scales through the open door, so possibly an apothecary shop? Not just your average pub.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 04:39 AM (V2Yro)

42 If the horse knows his way home is this drunken driving, or taking a cab?

Posted by: random [s]lurker[/s] commenter at July 27, 2018 04:39 AM (FnLXY)

43 If by "stopping for a drink" you mean a flopsy with Miss Mopsy  here, then yes.  Don't mind if I do. 

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2018 04:39 AM (9chmE)

44 Lol. Guy on the horse...Before drinking and driving was a bad thing. Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 09:36 AM (ALgU9) Prototype self-driving UberXquine.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 04:39 AM (zCyNd)

45 Drive-up booze window. I remember they had those in Santa Fe.

Posted by: mindful webworker - long time ago when the earth was new at July 27, 2018 04:39 AM (XkxK0)

46 Horse be thinking, come on Wilbur, lets go down to the park and chase some fillies.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2018 04:39 AM (0tfLf)

47 So what does it say that the guy won't get off his horse for a drink?

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 04:40 AM (G0vdT)

48 The V-1 approaching this pastoral scene has exhausted its fuel and is on a silent, deadly glide-path...

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 04:40 AM (Bdeb0)

49 Prototype self-driving UberXquine. Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 09:39 AM (zCyNd) Lol. Yeah if Cortez and her ilk have their way we'll all be in rickshaws.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 04:40 AM (ALgU9)

50 Lovely painting, intriguing. Only thing I don't like is holding a drink while still on the horse. It's absurd. Was that ever a practice? You'd always hitch it up and go into the saloon. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 09:38 AM (/qEW2) I can assure you, it is still a practice.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 04:41 AM (zCyNd)

51 I'm not sure what is in the bag - mushrooms drying, perhaps?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 27, 2018 04:41 AM (hLRSq)

52 I know they're on an angle to the viewer but it seems to me that the door and shutter don't quite line up with the window. Door looks too wide and the curve at the top doesn't match the arch. I still like it, though.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at July 27, 2018 04:41 AM (u8uAb)

53 Trump's up.

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 04:42 AM (G0vdT)

54 Lovely painting.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 27, 2018 04:42 AM (uDcBt)

55 The horse today is the correct size, which will please Bander. He's not the only one.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 27, 2018 04:42 AM (kqsXK)

56 I'll have what the horse is having.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 09:33 AM (zCyNd)

Seems worthy:

https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=o1JOFhfoAD4

Posted by: Chairman Hrothgar [/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 27, 2018 04:42 AM (n9EOP)

57 GSW....his hair is glowing.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 04:42 AM (ALgU9)

58 He shouldn't drink too much unless there are rest stops along his journey.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 04:42 AM (/qEW2)

59 So what does it say that the guy won't get off his horse for a drink? He has somewhere to go. Not in a complete hurry, but he's just having a beer to slake his thirst. Tri-corner hat guy is finishing a sherry and lighting a smoke, he has all the time in the world.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 04:43 AM (fuK7c)

60 Magic mushrooms

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2018 04:44 AM (3GUVH)

61 I see the trend. Umbrella themed art .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 04:44 AM (ZVFID)

62 So what does it say that the guy won't get off his horse for a drink?

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 09:40 AM (G0vdT)



He has a hole in his pants? 

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2018 04:44 AM (9chmE)

63 What year is this painting?

Posted by: dantesed at July 27, 2018 04:44 AM (88xKn)

64 I just love the colors of the painting.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 04:44 AM (ALgU9)

65 RWI

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 04:45 AM (ZVFID)

66 53 I know they're on an angle to the viewer but it seems to me that the door and shutter don't quite line up with the window. Door looks too wide and the curve at the top doesn't match the arch. I still like it, though. Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at July 27, 2018 09:41 AM (u8uAb) Now that you mention it, that's true. I guess it could be explained as an afterthought. They needed to cover the archway but couldn't afford something custom-made so they just took something that sort of fit, but not snugly.

Posted by: joncelli, maybe not entirely serious at July 27, 2018 04:45 AM (RD7QR)

67 >>60 So what does it say that the guy won't get off his horse for a drink? He can't. Bojack Highwayhorseman.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 04:45 AM (Bdeb0)

68 I really like his use of color, it is appropriate to the scene and is restful to the eyes. The image itself is pleasant and relaxing and Sorbi's earth tone palette matches that. I would definitely like it on my wall. I don't know if the artist belongs to a particular school. Some of his works are almost Impressionistic while others are nearly photo quality.

Posted by: JTB at July 27, 2018 04:46 AM (V+03K)

69 So what does it say that the guy won't get off his horse for a drink? Getting off the horse isn't the problem; getting back on might be.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 04:46 AM (zCyNd)

70 I thought he should be drinking whiskey and the horse the beer.

Posted by: OJ Simpson at July 27, 2018 04:46 AM (ZVFID)

71 You can see part of a set of scales through the open door, so possibly an apothecary shop? Not just your average pub.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 09:39 AM (V2Yro)


I'll have a carboy of laudanum, stat!

Posted by: Doctor Maturin [/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 27, 2018 04:46 AM (n9EOP)

72 Trump: GDP number is huge...the best. Heh. Trade deficit down after being ripped off by the world.

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 04:46 AM (G0vdT)

73 You can tell the painting is a fake because the electrical outlet on the wall is the kind found in most Western Hemisphere countries, not the kind found in continental Europe.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 27, 2018 04:46 AM (D8/uu)

74 I see the trend. Umbrella themed art .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 09:44 AM (ZVFID)



We already DID umbrellas.  Umbrellas, parasols, decorative hand fans, palm fronds...when are we going to get to guns and knives? 

Posted by: Frustrated Self Defense Class Attendees at July 27, 2018 04:46 AM (9chmE)

75 DR-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-INK!

Posted by: Father Jack at July 27, 2018 04:47 AM (oVJmc)

76 Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at July 27, 2018 09:41 AM (u8uAb) I noticed that too, but it's otherwise so we'll done I just decided to ignore it

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2018 04:47 AM (vJS3H)

77 70 So what does it say that the guy won't get off his horse for a drink? Getting off the horse isn't the problem; getting back on might be. Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 09:46 AM (zCyNd) ------- You may be onto something there.

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 04:47 AM (G0vdT)

78 How did that murdering Sock get back on?

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 04:47 AM (ZVFID)

79 In Roman times, the barmaids at public taverns (tabernae) sometimes doubled as prostitutes, and one could slip upstairs with one to rooms provided for the purpose.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 04:47 AM (kqsXK)

80 He has a hole in his pants?

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2018 09:44 AM (9chmE)


Assless chaps, it's like I don't even know you people!

Posted by: Chairman Hrothgar [/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 27, 2018 04:48 AM (n9EOP)

81 I sure they aren't using plastic straws. that would ruin the whole idea of the drive in.  I wonder it the order window has a lousy speaker, so you can't tell what the hell the order taker is saying.

Posted by: Colin at July 27, 2018 04:48 AM (CFLCe)

82 Had to look up Sorbi, the stub I found noted that he did quite a bit of work featuring 18th century dress, even though he worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. That explains the tri-corner hat, and the gentleman's riding gear. He was very popular with the English gentry, who eagerly purchased many of his works, and that would explain why this street scene has a much more English feel to it than Italian. The artist knew his audience. (not just the men, but the cloudy gray sky)

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 04:48 AM (V2Yro)

83 @75- What about pointed sticks?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at July 27, 2018 04:48 AM (u8uAb)

84 Getting off the horse isn't the problem; getting back on might be. Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 09:46 AM (zCyNd) This...and They dont have valet parking.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 04:48 AM (ALgU9)

85 In the Days of Yore, open container laws went unenforced and drunken horsemen terrorized the citizenry.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 04:49 AM (CSNuj)

86 Why are those windows opaque? What is the proprietress trying to hide?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 04:49 AM (/qEW2)

87 In Roman times, the barmaids at public taverns (tabernae) sometimes doubled as prostitutes, and one could slip upstairs with one to rooms provided for the purpose. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 09:47 AM (kqsXK) In certain trades, the real money's in the tips.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 04:49 AM (zCyNd)

88 Alt title: Lone Horse of the Apothecary

Posted by: Rex B at July 27, 2018 04:49 AM (HpljN)

89 Pity. Today the bar wench has been replaced by an electronic kiosk.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 04:49 AM (CSNuj)

90 The horse will drop a deuce in front of the store.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2018 04:49 AM (3GUVH)

91 What year is this painting?

Posted by: dantesed at July 27, 2018 09:44 AM (88xKn)



1888



It does have a certain timelessness about it though, doesn't it?  Not the characters, I suspect their dress is possibly anachronistic for that year, even in bloody old Italia.  The style though,  it's got a  look that suggests it could have been painted in this century.   

Posted by: Frustrated Self Defense Class Attendees at July 27, 2018 04:50 AM (9chmE)

92 Hassan chop!

Posted by: Carrie Nation at July 27, 2018 04:50 AM (/qEW2)

93 I'm not sure what is in the bag - mushrooms drying, perhaps? Posted by: Mikey NTH Onions. For your belt. "Don't have one? Take one. Have an extra? Leave one."

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 27, 2018 04:50 AM (7/YOc)

94 this painting is damn near hi def. very nice. and, no ghey undertones.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 27, 2018 04:50 AM (KP5rU)

95 Contemplating a donkey show?

Posted by: saf at July 27, 2018 04:50 AM (5IHGB)

96 GSW hammering Dems again....Love this guy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 04:50 AM (ALgU9)

97 (41) Lord, you must've had her jumpin' through a hoop o' real fire! With some Kleenex (tm) wrapped 'round a coat-hang wire.

Posted by: ro-man at July 27, 2018 04:50 AM (RuIsu)

98 EM HORSERADISH FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at July 27, 2018 04:51 AM (mPeei)

99 . . . and the horse you rode in on!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 27, 2018 04:51 AM (ATVNj)

100 Free drinks for employee are illegal.

Posted by: Ye Olde San Fran Fran City Council. at July 27, 2018 04:51 AM (Boy/L)

101 The opium smoker is checking out that saucy serving wench's bodice and bustle.

Posted by: those were the days [i] at July 27, 2018 04:51 AM (GTJVk)

102 Alternate title: The Birth of Drive-Thru

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 27, 2018 04:51 AM (PtOP4)

103 Watch out for Ye Olde Highwayman Patrol on the way home....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2018 04:51 AM (veoSD)

104 97 GSW hammering Dems again....Love this guy. Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 09:50 AM (ALgU9) ------ Yep, taking a victory lap.

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 04:51 AM (G0vdT)

105 Why are those windows opaque? What is the proprietress trying to hide? Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear In Roman times, the barmaids at public taverns (tabernae) sometimes doubled as prostitutes, and one could slip upstairs with one to rooms provided for the purpose. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Asked & answered. A cathouse.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 27, 2018 04:52 AM (7/YOc)

106 That's a folding shutter on the left and half door on the right.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 04:52 AM (ZVFID)

107
Need to say a thank you to CBD for yesterday's bright submission.  I really enjoyed it but couldn't comment because car broke down and youngest was attempting to work from home with grandkids running around.  (She will not attempt that again for a while.)

I do like that there are bits of unrelated color in this one, but the sky is gray, the stones are gray, etc.  Nice representational work and worth second and third looks.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 27, 2018 04:52 AM (MIKMs)

108 The horse will drop a deuce in front of the store. Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2018 09:49 AM (3GUVH) In San Francisco, so would the rider.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 04:52 AM (CSNuj)

109 As I was going over, the Cork and Kerry Mountain, I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was countin'

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 27, 2018 04:53 AM (ATVNj)

110 "An ale for me, and an oat mojito for my friend here."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 04:54 AM (CSNuj)

111
Willowed, but wanted to bring this forward.


355 268
Peter Strzok testified to Congress behind closed doors. He pissed off
Republicans so much they brought him back to testify publicly where he
obfuscated, lied and pretended he couldn't answer a bunch of questions
because the FBI prevented him from doing so.



His public testimony was a flat disaster.



The next day his former "lover" Lisa Page began the first of 2 days
of closed door testimony to Congress. Guys like Mark Meadows came out
and said she was cooperative, rarely deferred to the FBI lawyers who
were with her (for some reason which is odd because she no longer works
for the FBI ..clue) and contradicted Strzok's testimony while providing
new avenues to pursue.



Republicans were so pleased with her testimony they said public
testimony wouldn't be necessary but they announced that they would be
recalling Strzok after the FBI told them that many of the question
Strzok said he couldn't answer they had no objection to.



Strzok and Page have been under investigation by both the IG and a
federal prosecutor for a year now ever since their text messages were
uncovered. Page was allowed to resign from the FBI, Strzok is still
there under FBI control. Page is cooperative, Strzok is not.



Anybody really think all of this is just happening randomly?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 27, 2018 09:05 AM (/tuJf)


Maybe we could get a non random hammer to drop soon and put an end to this farce. Otherwise, Kreplach is underselling.

We have been promised so often by the RINO's that the cavalry is coming and it never shows, its hard to believe this is not all part of the same gambit.....pretty much because it looks and acts like the same gambit on til the one magic day that the trap is sprung.
Hilary's secret server (including destruction of FOIA'd and and subpoenaed evidence) crew skates in less that one week after being forced into an interview with the reluctant FBI.

PDT Jr is on the rocks after the FBI/Spec Council raids Trumps attorney and pressure's him to "flip" and nab PDT jr on a process crime.


So yeah. SSDD. Call me when the worm has turned.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 27, 2018 04:54 AM (ymnmz)

112 We needed someone who isn't afraid of saying. The Dems fucked up the country, I'm fixing it, and if you ever let them get power again theyre going to fuck it up again.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 27, 2018 04:54 AM (ALgU9)

113 My theory of the painting is that the horse is stuffed, and they let drunken patrons sit on it for laughs.  The guy next door will draw you while you're there for a couple of lira.  If you're willing to pay in Euros, the barmaid will strip down and get into the picture with you.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee is King! at July 27, 2018 04:54 AM (Ogr1j)

114 I guess this was kind of like the Dairy Barn. You don't have to leave your vehicle. Except it was the alcohol barn.

Posted by: Carrie Nation at July 27, 2018 04:54 AM (/qEW2)

115 Shorter Trump: "America, F*ck yeah!"

Posted by: WisRich at July 27, 2018 04:54 AM (G0vdT)

116 You mean...people were allowed to drink AND smoke?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar-Ocasio-Cortez at July 27, 2018 04:55 AM (zCyNd)

117 The one thing I noticed in Florence, Rome too actually, was the 9 foot doors with spiked kick panels, and door knockers that were always way out of your reach. Seems like nobody got off their horses back then, not even to knock on doors. I wonder if that's where the term get off your high horse came from.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2018 04:55 AM (9Om/r)

118 Grrrr...

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2018 04:56 AM (9chmE)

119 knockers that were always way out of your reach Story of my life.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 04:56 AM (NWiLs)

120 It's not a Rothko.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 27, 2018 04:57 AM (D8/uu)

121 "106 Why are those windows opaque? What is the proprietress trying to hide? Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear " Glass is expensive. They're propped open so the women can keep tabs on what goes on in town.

Posted by: goodluckduck at July 27, 2018 04:57 AM (rwaEp)

122 sted by: Frustrated Self Defense Class Attendees at July 27, 2018 09:46 AM (9chmE) *ahem*

Posted by: John Steed at July 27, 2018 04:57 AM (vJS3H)

123 GDP is up 4.1%, a bit off the 4.3% I predicted.  Cue the MSM reporting that its less than the 5%+ that Trump mentioned yesterday.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 27, 2018 04:57 AM (UBzPO)

124 That poor critter has sore stifles, just look at that classical stance; front feet together and and pronating the fuck out of those too-wide hind legs.

Posted by: dr kill at July 27, 2018 04:58 AM (Jj+59)

125 The one thing I noticed in Florence, Rome too actually, was the 9 foot doors with spiked kick panels, and door knockers that were always way out of your reach. Seems like nobody got off their horses back then, not even to knock on doors. I wonder if that's where the term get off your high horse came from. Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2018 09:55 AM (9Om/r)
=====

Interesting theory and would be fun to contemplate.  My thought is that big horses belonged to the wealthy people and donkeys and ponies were something of a luxury to peasants who actually needed the physical help.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 27, 2018 04:59 AM (MIKMs)

126 124 GDP is up 4.1%, a bit off the 4.3% I predicted. Cue the MSM reporting that its less than the 5%+ that Trump mentioned yesterday. Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 27, 2018 09:57 AM (UBzPO) Obstruction of justice!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 04:59 AM (NWiLs)

127 112 So yeah. SSDD. Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 27, 2018 09:54 AM (ymnmz) She Sucks Dick Daily?

Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2018 04:59 AM (UnA8+)

128 Horse's ears are turned towards the side. With cats that means they're nervous.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 04:59 AM (/qEW2)

129 GDP is up 4.1%, a bit off the 4.3% I predicted. Cue the MSM reporting that its less than the 5%+ that Trump mentioned yesterday.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 27, 2018 09:57 AM (UBzPO)


So far I've read the 4.1 is only temporary.  It will drop back into the 2.0 percent next quarter.

Posted by: Colin at July 27, 2018 05:00 AM (CFLCe)

130 GDP is up 4.1%, a bit off the 4.3% I predicted. Cue the MSM reporting that its less than the 5%+ that Trump mentioned yesterday. Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 27, 2018 09:57 AM (UBzPO) ------------------ Aahhhh.....but Trump got them talking about the GDP numbers, instead of spiking the story. I'll bet he tweets comparison numbers to the TFGs reign of error some time today.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 27, 2018 05:01 AM (b3Pum)

131 Egg McMuffin would have gotten 8% GDP growth. Hillary would have been double digits

Posted by: Ben Extra Creepy Shapiro at July 27, 2018 05:01 AM (bLR2c)

132 And speaking of prostitution, in Georgian times a woman with venereal disease was called a "fire ship."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 05:01 AM (kqsXK)

133 "Sorry. We don't serve his kind here." "You don't serve horses?" "No, we don't serve black horses."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 27, 2018 05:01 AM (9BLnV)

134 knockers that were always way out of your reach
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Story of my life.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 09:56 AM (NWiLs)



Why thank you, Doktor Fronkenshteen!  -


Inga

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2018 05:01 AM (9chmE)

135 If it's not a picture of a waif with big eyes it's not art. Except mayby a painting of Elvis on black velvet.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 27, 2018 05:01 AM (D8/uu)

136 Posted by: Ben Extra Creepy Shapiro at July 27, 2018 10:01 AM (bLR2c) Did anyone else read this as Ben Extra Crispy Shapiro?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2018 05:01 AM (veoSD)

137 The horse is saying, "Hey, man. I'm sober enough to drive! Honest!"

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at July 27, 2018 05:01 AM (Evws/)

138 Finally, something that makes sense to me!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at July 27, 2018 05:01 AM (rdl6o)

139 I'd hit it.

Posted by: Andrew Mendoza and His Bucket at July 27, 2018 05:02 AM (CSNuj)

140 128 112 So yeah. SSDD.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 27, 2018 09:54 AM (ymnmz)

She Sucks Dick Daily?

Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2018 09:59 AM (UnA8+)


Same Sh1t Different Day

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 27, 2018 05:02 AM (ymnmz)

141 So far I've read the 4.1 is only temporary. It will drop back into the 2.0 percent next quarter.

Posted by: Colin at July 27, 2018 10:00 AM (CFLCe)


Next quarter's numbers will be released about a week before the mid-term elections too.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 27, 2018 05:02 AM (UBzPO)

142 137 Posted by: Ben Extra Creepy Shapiro at July 27, 2018 10:01 AM (bLR2c) Did anyone else read this as Ben Extra Crispy Shapiro? Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2018 10:01 AM (veoSD) Actually, yes.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:02 AM (NWiLs)

143 The horse is noting that the door frame is just the right height for him to come inside for a nice hot cuppa, and scrape that scalawag off at the same time.


Win-win.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 27, 2018 05:02 AM (RHEDC)

144 Anyone else notice the real proprietor inside, lurking? Really adds a yucky depth to an otherwise beautiful, happy scene...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2018 05:03 AM (vJS3H)

145 Hillary would have been double digits **shivers** Please don't mention Hillary and double digits to me.

Posted by: Huma at July 27, 2018 05:03 AM (kqsXK)

146 So yeah. SSDD.



Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 27, 2018 09:54 AM (ymnmz)



She Sucks Dick Daily?

Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2018 09:59 AM (UnA8+)

Same Sh1t Different Day

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 27, 2018 10:02 AM (ymnmz)



Suffering Succotash, Daffy Duck!

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at July 27, 2018 05:04 AM (9chmE)

147 The horse is saying, "Hey, man. I'm sober enough to drive! Honest!" Posted by: andycanuck at July 27, 2018 10:01 AM (Evws/) "Sorry buddy, I'm knackered. Time to swap places."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2018 05:05 AM (vJS3H)

148 I'd hit it.
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Posted by: a rabies-ridden moslem at July 27, 2018 05:05 AM (Evws/)

149 Does the horse have a permit to shit in the street?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at July 27, 2018 05:05 AM (+fPHo)

150 The horse will drop a deuce in front of the store.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2018 09:49 AM (3GUVH)


In San Francisco, so would the rider.


Then, they'd have sex in the mess.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 27, 2018 05:06 AM (RHEDC)

151 Anyone else notice the real proprietor inside, lurking? He's not lurking, he's cutting talcum powder into the cocaine. It's honorable work.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 05:06 AM (fuK7c)

152 I wonder what Bill Maher has to say about the GDP number? He didn't get his wish. Oh well there's always the next quarter to hope your country goes into the tank because Patriotic or something.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 05:06 AM (ZVFID)

153 Anyone else notice the real proprietor inside, lurking? Really adds a yucky depth to an otherwise beautiful, happy scene...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2018 10:03 AM (vJS3H)




That's a rabbi.  And the guy on the horse is a protestant minister.  He's asking if the priest has  arrived yet. 

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2018 05:07 AM (9chmE)

154 You guys think this is a bar, but that dress screams candy shop to me.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at July 27, 2018 05:07 AM (72PAC)

155 Anyone ever read "The Odessa File" by Forsyth? Is it any good? I really liked "Day of the Jackal".

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 05:08 AM (OyyDO)

156 The one thing I noticed in Florence, Rome too actually, was the 9 foot doors with spiked kick panels, and door knockers that were always way out of your reach. Seems like nobody got off their horses back then, not even to knock on doors. I wonder if that's where the term get off your high horse came from. Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2018 09:55 AM (9Om/r) ===== Interesting theory and would be fun to contemplate. My thought is that big horses belonged to the wealthy people and donkeys and ponies were something of a luxury to peasants who actually needed the physical help. Posted by: mustbequantum Close. So close. It is a Brit saying. http://bit.ly/2K1sSTL

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 27, 2018 05:08 AM (7/YOc)

157 Got caught up on Herr Mueller's investigation this morning. One word: Absurd. The investigation has become absurd. Whenever a Congressman refers to the investigation, they should preface it with "absurd."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 27, 2018 05:09 AM (ATVNj)

158 moar like SONOBI On a serious note, I feel like I mention this a lot, but for all that cars pollute (especially old-timeymobiles), the emissions of horses-- especially a city's worth of them-- was truly disgusting. Oh, and sometimes it rained. I've read that New York brownstone houses were built so you have to walk up to them because of the river of feces in the street.

Posted by: Lance McCormick, Treasure Hunter at July 27, 2018 05:09 AM (84QUd)

159 On the way home, this guy is going to run a stop sign and smash his horse into a schoolbus full of kids.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at July 27, 2018 05:09 AM (A5DhW)

160 I think I remember Obama announcing bulshit / 4 growth numbers just back before the midterm elections in 2014. Has anyone gone back to see if those numbers were revised down?

Posted by: Life With Stormy at July 27, 2018 05:10 AM (wedOa)

161 Anyone ever read "The Odessa File" by Forsyth? Is it any good? I really liked "Day of the Jackal".

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:08 AM (OyyDO)

  

  

Haha!  A well-delivered Kris-Dis for this particular painting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee is King! at July 27, 2018 05:10 AM (Ogr1j)

162 Anyone ever read "The Odessa File" by Forsyth? Is it any good? I really liked "Day of the Jackal".

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:08 AM (OyyDO)

It's okay, but not as good as Jackel, which is pretty damned good!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2018 05:10 AM (wYseH)

163 154 That's a rabbi. And the guy on the horse is a protestant minister. He's asking if the priest has arrived yet. Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2018 10:07 AM (9chmE) Absolutely Haraam.

Posted by: The Imam at July 27, 2018 05:10 AM (UnA8+)

164 You guys think this is a bar, but that dress screams candy shop to me. Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at July 27, 2018 10:07 AM (72PAC) A candy shop and drive-through beer store.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 27, 2018 05:10 AM (hLRSq)

165 156 Anyone ever read "The Odessa File" by Forsyth? Is it any good? I really liked "Day of the Jackal". Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:08 AM (OyyDO) ______________________________________________ If you have Spectrum cable, The Odessa File with Jon Voight is on PPV.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 27, 2018 05:10 AM (ATVNj)

166 Somehow the guy on the horse is displaying white privilege. I don't know how but I know it's happening.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 05:10 AM (ZVFID)

167 >>>137 Posted by: Ben Extra Creepy Shapiro at July 27, 2018 10:01 AM (bLR2c) Did anyone else read this as Ben Extra Crispy Shapiro? Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2018 10:01 AM (veoSD) _______ Is that some sort of Alt-Right joke? I'm the #1 TruCon4Real and support extra free markets because the CoC said tarrifs and borders are double-unconstitutional!

Posted by: Ben Extra Creepy Shapiro at July 27, 2018 05:10 AM (bLR2c)

168 Morning folks - wife and I are headed to NE next week - 3 nights on Cape Cod and 3 up in Acadia. Fairly loose itinerary atm - Newport mansions, Provincetown, lots of beach time, then hiking in Acadia. Haven't been out that way in 25+ years - any recommendations/must do's appreciated - thoughts?

Posted by: jhawk90 at July 27, 2018 05:11 AM (IBK57)

169 We saw some real horse painting at the Frick in 2007. George Stubbs. But my all time fave is The Horse Fair, done by Rosa Bonheur. I think it's at The Met.

Posted by: dr kill at July 27, 2018 05:11 AM (Jj+59)

170 sted by: Lance McCormick, Treasure Hunter at July 27, 2018 10:09 AM (84QUd) What's a sh*t river, Mr. Lahey?

Posted by: Bobandy at July 27, 2018 05:11 AM (vJS3H)

171 If there's a tricorn hat in the painting, shouldn't there be cleavage?

Posted by: George LeS at July 27, 2018 05:12 AM (59GGI)

172 >>>Actually, yes. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:02 AM (NWiLs) ________ Dang it. Sock changed

Posted by: Ben Shapiro's Platform Shoes at July 27, 2018 05:12 AM (bLR2c)

173 161 I think I remember Obama announcing bulshit / 4 growth numbers just back before the midterm elections in 2014. Has anyone gone back to see if those numbers were revised down?

Posted by: Life With Stormy at July 27, 2018 10:10 AM (wedOa)

I think every number that came out of the Obama Administration was revised down - except for the unemployment numbers.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 27, 2018 05:12 AM (jxbfJ)

174 Stopping For 'A' Drink or Stopping For A 'Drink'

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at July 27, 2018 05:13 AM (RKQ/v)

175 Posted by: jhawk90 at July 27, 2018 10:11 AM (IBK57) My favorite couple vacation spot. Also haven't been there in 20 years.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 05:13 AM (ZVFID)

176 Haha! A well-delivered Kris-Dis for this particular painting. Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee is King! at July 27, 2018 10:10 AM (Ogr1j) Apparently I'm so good, I don't even know when I'm doing it.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 05:13 AM (OyyDO)

177 If there's a tricorn hat in the painting, shouldn't there be cleavage?
Morons drool on command.

Posted by: zombie dr. ivan pavlov at July 27, 2018 05:14 AM (Evws/)

178 Kris is here! Kris, I made a blog post just for you the other day and called it temporary but I can't take it down until you've seen it and you left while I was putting it up. That was long-winded. Anyway, here are some pictures of Trajan's Column. You'll not some columns strewn about it which are not supporting anything. They once held up the multi-story marketplace which surrounded Trajan's Column so that it could in fact be read all the way to the top. https://bit.ly/2OeCeie

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 05:14 AM (fuK7c)

179 Nah, they lied about the unemployment, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2018 05:14 AM (3GUVH)

180 Anyone ever read "The Odessa File" by Forsyth? Is it any good? I really liked "Day of the Jackal". Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:08 AM (OyyDO) It's been too long since I read it, so no memory, no opinion. But early Forsythe is almost always worth reading.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2018 05:14 AM (veoSD)

181 We saw some real horse painting at the Frick in 2007. ---- Really?? How does it hold a brush in it's hooves??

Posted by: fixerupper at July 27, 2018 05:15 AM (8XRCm)

182 If you wish to read a great spy series, Bill Granger is your man. Start with 'Henry McGee is not Dead' the November Man is a real anti-hero.

Posted by: dr kill at July 27, 2018 05:15 AM (Jj+59)

183 172 If there's a tricorn hat in the painting, shouldn't there be cleavage? Posted by: George LeS at July 27, 2018 10:12 AM (59GGI) It is my ernest belief that the right honorable gentleman is far too modest to expose his cleavage.

Posted by: Sir Aloyoisius Hempstead at July 27, 2018 05:15 AM (ATVNj)

184 169 Morning folks - wife and I are headed to NE next week - 3 nights on Cape Cod and 3 up in Acadia. Fairly loose itinerary atm - Newport mansions, Provincetown, lots of beach time, then hiking in Acadia. Haven't been out that way in 25+ years - any recommendations/must do's appreciated - thoughts? Posted by: jhawk90 at July 27, 2018 10:11 AM (IBK57) Just got back from Acadia a couple weeks ago, absolutely gorgeous. You can't really go wrong with any hike you choose, though some are far more strenuous than others. Definitely check out Bar Harbor (the town right next to the park,) if you can. Cute little town that feels a little like stepping back in time (coming from Long Island anyway.) Important point: If you do go to Bar Harbor and are in the mood for ice cream or sweets, DO NOT go to Ben and Bill's chocolate emporium. It might smell and look good, but everything my family tried there (fudge, candy and ice cream) was between outright horrid and average. For some of the best ice cream you'll ever have, head a block down to CJ's.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at July 27, 2018 05:16 AM (72PAC)

185 I have yet to see definitive proof that a president Hillary, peace be upon him, would have gotten a worse GDP. #NeverTrump

Posted by: Bill Kristol - Grand Stag of of he Coup-Cucks-Clan at July 27, 2018 05:16 AM (bLR2c)

186 "So, Esmeralda. Are you still the village bicycle?" "Only when you're not around to service the lads, Pastor Spacey."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 27, 2018 05:16 AM (9BLnV)

187 I'm loving that red and white striped dress.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 27, 2018 05:16 AM (2NqXo)

188 I don't like the paintings very often on this thread, but this one is exceptional. Really gives me this strange longing.

Posted by: Max Power [/b] [/i] at July 27, 2018 05:17 AM (QCc6B)

189 I'm looking for a really good spy/thriller novel to read during lunch breaks. My list so far includes: The Odessa File To Die in Vienna The Fairfax Incident The Ipcress File Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Suggestions? Kinda new to the genre. Read "Jackal" on a whim a few months ago and got hooked.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 05:17 AM (OyyDO)

190 I'm loving that red and white striped dress. Posted by: JuJuBee at July 27, 2018 10:16 AM (2NqXo) ---- Its like a Seersucker for the 'ettes.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 27, 2018 05:18 AM (8XRCm)

191 Willowed: 361 Much of what JackStraw says does make sense to me. But I have a bit of trouble with this: "He could hire the guy he also hired, Sessions deputy Rod Rosenstein. He hasn't. He hasn't declassified virtually any of the documents related to this investigation and not one of you who say nothing is happening has ever given a reason why these things aren't happening. Instead you scream about Sessions and Rosenstein instead of the guy they work for. Why is that? " (OK, ignore the "hired" typo.) The fact is that Rosie has been blatantly dishonest in his dealings with Congress. That's not inaction. That's outright defiance. And it's in an entirely different category from complaints about Sessions. This is a cover-up. The ONLY reason I can see for not firing him is the difficulty of getting someone new confirmed. Posted by: George LeS at July 27, 2018 10:00 AM (59GGI) That does seem to me to be counter-evidence. I do appreciate JackStraw's efforts to stay rational. There is too much pure emotion running around. And that leads to delusion and bad tactics. Recall how many were just sure sure sure that Moore would win the Senate seat; a mirror image of their certainty that Hillary was a cinch. Not new, either. I recall Henry Olsen getting savaged in the comments at NRO for saying Obama bin Lyin' was going to win in 2012. And the Democrat-Journolist delusion in 2004. Of course most of Barama's policies were built around similar delusions.

Posted by: George LeS at July 27, 2018 05:19 AM (59GGI)

192 Morning folks - wife and I are headed to NE next week - 3 nights on Cape Cod and 3 up in Acadia. Fairly loose itinerary atm - Newport mansions, Provincetown, lots of beach time, then hiking in Acadia. Haven't been out that way in 25+ years - any recommendations/must do's appreciated - thoughts?   
  
The guy you want is Bird Dog from his blog, Maggies Farm, who has spent many a summer in Wellfleet, next to P-Town, with his (female) wife and family.  He writes often of his travels, including on the Cape, and you can find his stuff by searching at Maggies Farm.  Here is one sample:
  
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycj9rrba

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee is King! at July 27, 2018 05:19 AM (Ogr1j)

193 I loved touring the Newport mansions. The Breakers was gorgeous and absolutely opulent!

Posted by: lin-duh at July 27, 2018 05:19 AM (kufk0)

194 No way the Dutch door and shutter aren't arched to protect the whole window

Posted by: Not a Lumberjack at July 27, 2018 05:19 AM (VWE5i)

195 157 The one thing I noticed in Florence, Rome too actually, was the 9 foot doors with spiked kick panels, and door knockers that were always way out of your reach. Seems like nobody got off their horses back then, not even to knock on doors. I wonder if that's where the term get off your high horse came from. Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2018 09:55 AM (9Om/r) ===== Interesting theory and would be fun to contemplate. My thought is that big horses belonged to the wealthy people and donkeys and ponies were something of a luxury to peasants who actually needed the physical help. Posted by: mustbequantum Close. So close. It is a Brit saying. http://bit.ly/2K1sSTL Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2018 10:08 AM (7/YOc) I always thought that it stemmed from the Bible, when God knocked Saul/Paul off his horse.

Posted by: josephistan at July 27, 2018 05:19 AM (7HtZB)

196 Nah, they lied about the unemployment, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2018 10:14 AM (3GUVH)



Yes, but to paraphrase Al "Release-the-Chakra" Gore, everything that was supposed to be up, would be revised down, and everything that was supposed to be down, was revised up. 

Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2018 05:20 AM (9chmE)

197 Anyone ever read "The Odessa File" by Forsyth? Is it any good? I really liked "Day of the Jackal". Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:08 AM (OyyDO) Read it multiple times when I was in junior high/high school. A very good tale.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 27, 2018 05:22 AM (hLRSq)

198 Important point: If you do go to Bar Harbor and are in the mood for ice cream or sweets, DO NOT go to Ben and Bill's chocolate emporium. It might smell and look good, but everything my family tried there (fudge, candy and ice cream) was between outright horrid and average. *opens notepad* DO. NOT. BUY. ICE CREAM. AT. BEN AND BILLS. Right-O. This is just the kind of practical advice I come to the HQ for.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2018 05:22 AM (CSNuj)

199 True that, Burt TC.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2018 05:22 AM (3GUVH)

200 Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:17 AM (OyyDO)  
  
I'm a fan of the Gabriel Allon series, and (since art is also a theme) you might also like those.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6wt6pyg

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee is King! at July 27, 2018 05:22 AM (Ogr1j)

201 Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:17 AM (OyyDO)

Anything by Alan Furst is worth a read. His writing is dark, but historically accurate.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2018 05:23 AM (wYseH)

202 190 try forsythe's autobiography, what a life! did moose out front forget to mention the book thread?

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at July 27, 2018 05:23 AM (/1Ddl)

203 Yes, but to paraphrase Al "Release-the-Chakra" Gore, everything that was supposed to be up, would be revised down, and everything that was supposed to be down, was revised up. Posted by: BurtTC at July 27, 2018 10:20 AM (9chmE) Unexpectedly.

Posted by: George LeS at July 27, 2018 05:23 AM (59GGI)

204 So was the Forsyte Saga written by Odessa?

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at July 27, 2018 05:23 AM (Evws/)

205 GDP Growth is now greater than the unemployment rate or the inflation rate. that hasn't happened in 30 years. make this into a campaign ad.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 27, 2018 05:23 AM (sDo8f)

206 the old time folks were quite comfortable next to a horse ... my Mom had a stroke and some "dementia", and she'd watch a slide show I had for her and think she was basically in the picture.  A picture of my (dead) uncle would go up and she'd tell me "George came by".

So a picture of a horse came up and she said "that horse got loose, take him outside and hook his chain" ... perfectly casual like it was a normal thing.  Of course in the earlier years here the horses were part of the daily work, and were "personal friends" in a sense.  still makes me laugh (and I happened to record that comment)


Posted by: illiniwek at July 27, 2018 05:23 AM (bT8Z4)

207 NO ICE CREAM FOR YOU!

Posted by: Ben and Bill at July 27, 2018 05:24 AM (CSNuj)

208 That was long-winded. Anyway, here are some pictures of Trajan's Column. You'll not some columns strewn about it which are not supporting anything. They once held up the multi-story marketplace which surrounded Trajan's Column so that it could in fact be read all the way to the top. https://bit.ly/2OeCeie Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 10:14 AM (fuK7c) Ackullaly, I came back later in the day because of the Column of Trajan conversation and saw your pix. I am incredibly jealous. The other columns look like those from the Basilica Ulpia which was right next to it. I cannot be sure from the angle. Flanking the Column were two multistory libraries - one in Greek and one in Latin - that also would have provided viewing space. The Column was the tallest structure in that Forum.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 05:25 AM (OyyDO)

209 http://tinyurl.com/y8kv7lee .... another example of "Loves Trumps Hate". Linky goes to Alex Jones. Fair article..... but still.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 27, 2018 05:25 AM (8XRCm)

210 189 I don't like the paintings very often on this thread, but this one is exceptional. Really gives me this strange longing. Posted by: Max Power at July 27, 2018 10:17 AM (QCc6B) I'm doing my best

Posted by: Blind squirrel at July 27, 2018 05:25 AM (TdS5t)

211 Apparently I'm so good, I don't even know when I'm doing it.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:13 AM (OyyDO)

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I only meant you were changing the subject with your first comment, which I interpreted (wrongly?) as a "meh" comment about todays painting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee is King! at July 27, 2018 05:25 AM (Ogr1j)

212 That looks like my kind of place. I wonder what's playing on the jukebox. What ever it is, the horse doesn't like it.

Posted by: goon at July 27, 2018 05:26 AM (PEcU2)

213 Posted by: George LeS at July 27, 2018 10:19 AM (59GGI) While skepticism is good, stay away from despair.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 27, 2018 05:26 AM (hLRSq)

214 good morning horde!

Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 05:26 AM (TL2pK)

215 204 190 try forsythe's autobiography, what a life! did moose out front forget to mention the book thread? Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at July 27, 2018 10:23 AM (/1Ddl) He also wrote a non-fiction history, based on his first hand reporting, of the Biafra War in Nigeria.

Posted by: josephistan at July 27, 2018 05:27 AM (7HtZB)

216 Gabriel Allon series is decent but it's the same plot over and over

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at July 27, 2018 05:29 AM (QTOyx)

217 great painting of John Kerry

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 27, 2018 05:29 AM (FZYNt)

218 >>>Important point: If you do go to Bar Harbor and are in the mood for ice cream or sweets, DO NOT go to Ben and Bill's chocolate emporium. It might smell and look good, but everything my family tried there (fudge, candy and ice cream) was between outright horrid and average. Can't have sanitary ice cream without ICE.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 05:29 AM (/qEW2)

219 185 169 Morning folks - wife and I are headed to NE next week - 3 nights on Cape Cod and 3 up in Acadia. Fairly loose itinerary atm - Newport mansions, Provincetown, lots of beach time, then hiking in Acadia. Haven't been out that way in 25+ years - any recommendations/must do's appreciated - thoughts?
Posted by: jhawk90 at July 27, 2018 10:11 AM (IBK57)

Just got back from Acadia a couple weeks ago, absolutely gorgeous. You can't really go wrong with any hike you choose, though some are far more strenuous than others.

Definitely check out Bar Harbor (the town right next to the park,) if you can. Cute little town that feels a little like stepping back in time (coming from Long Island anyway.)


Mrs. OCiS and I along with our family dog went to Acadia end of June.Check out some trails around Jordan's Pond.  Nice carriage trails for walking, plus some more challenging trails.
Cadillac Mountain - get up there to see the sunrise or sunset.
Atlantic Brewing has some interesting beers - if you have a down day or rain - worth exploring.
On your way back home, check out Dysarts -it is right when you get on I-95 South.  Grab some blueberry pie.  Strawberry Rhubarb pie was excellent too.  Place is and looks like a crappy truck stop -- but trust me - the pies are fantastic.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 27, 2018 05:30 AM (jxbfJ)

220 Really gives me this strange longing. Posted by: Max Power at July 27, 2018 10:17 AM Wounds your heart with a monotonous languor, does it?

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 05:30 AM (k1TUh)

221 For some of the best ice cream you'll ever have, head a block down to CJ's. Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at July 27, 2018 10:16 AM (72PAC) ---- Awesome, thank you! We're staying in Northeast Harbor but definitely heading to Bar Harbor.

Posted by: jhawk90 at July 27, 2018 05:31 AM (IBK57)

222 Wounds your heart with a monotonous languor, does it? Posted by: Tom Servo my moustache isn't the only thing that is long

Posted by: John at July 27, 2018 05:31 AM (FZYNt)

223 213 Apparently I'm so good, I don't even know when I'm doing it. Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:13 AM (OyyDO) . ============== I only meant you were changing the subject with your first comment, which I interpreted (wrongly?) as a "meh" comment about todays painting. Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee is King! at July 27, 2018 10:25 AM (Ogr1j) *Whispers as an aside* No, you're right, but I was being polite to our host. . . . Didn't mean to hijack the thread, CBD.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 05:31 AM (OyyDO)

224 Anything by Alan Furst is worth a read. His writing is dark, but historically accurate. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2018 10:23 AM (wYseH) Seconded. And his book, Spies of Warsaw, was made into a short series on Netflix (sorry, I know.) But it is excellent. Beautiful painting CBD. I really like this one. And a huge thank you for prayers to the horde-daughter finally got an appointment with an Infectious disease doctor, after three practices turned her down because they don't want to deal with chronic lyme. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Posted by: moki at July 27, 2018 05:31 AM (V+V48)

225 Here is one sample: https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycj9rrba Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee is King! at July 27, 2018 10:19 AM (Ogr1j) ---- This is great - thank you!

Posted by: jhawk90 at July 27, 2018 05:31 AM (IBK57)

226 What will the next FDA recall be? Ben and Jerry's Fecal Fiesta?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 05:33 AM (/qEW2)

227 Will the horse have one for the road?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 05:33 AM (aB+tO)

228 Looks like early Spring with those blossoms on the tree, and the lady with the umbrella is having to hustle home now with her groceries, because she stayed for "just one more" once too often.

Posted by: goon at July 27, 2018 05:33 AM (PEcU2)

229 my moustache isn't the only thing that is long Posted by: John" Water's deep, too...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 27, 2018 05:33 AM (6qErC)

230 Good morning Horde.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 27, 2018 05:33 AM (QfqyL)

231 I'm thoroughly sick of always being the designated driver!

Posted by: The Horse at July 27, 2018 05:34 AM (yODqO)

232 215 While skepticism is good, stay away from despair. Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 27, 2018 10:26 AM (hLRSq) Not so fast. Despair is the only thing that's real in a world where everybody and everything is a lie.

Posted by: Junko Enoshima at July 27, 2018 05:35 AM (UnA8+)

233 Will the horse have one for the road?" Did he miss the boat that day when he left the shack?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 27, 2018 05:35 AM (6qErC)

234 More Bar Harbor / Acadia info:
Check out Udder Heaven for ice cream.  Mainely Meat BBQ is right next to it.  Good BBQ (for not being down south).
We haven't gone, but I hear the Jordan Pond House restaurant is definitely worth investigating.
Another nice walking trail is the Ocean Trail.  Round trip it is a good 3 miles walking along coastline. 

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 27, 2018 05:35 AM (jxbfJ)

235 Just watched an episode of Island Hunters where the person was looking to buy one of the hundreds of islands there are off the Maine Coast. That's my retirement dream.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 05:35 AM (ZVFID)

236 Men for my horses, whiskey for my beer

Posted by: Man on his high horse at July 27, 2018 05:37 AM (Tnijr)

237 237 Just watched an episode of Island Hunters where the person was looking to buy one of the hundreds of islands there are off the Maine Coast. That's my retirement dream. Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 10:35 AM (ZVFID) At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:37 AM (NWiLs)

238 I've always wanted to do Cape Cod, but it seems sooooo pricy.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 05:38 AM (TL2pK)

239 This is a picture of the very first drive-through window.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 27, 2018 05:38 AM (HaL55)

240 239. Ad astra per aspera!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 05:38 AM (fA1SL)

241 While skepticism is good, stay away from despair. Despair seems to be a constant among the Horde. It's certainly arm-in-arm with me most days.

Posted by: Huma at July 27, 2018 05:38 AM (kqsXK)

242 Random, silly question: why don't aliens ever kidnap the likes of Mueller and Rosenstein? I mean if they want to perform anal probes why don't they pick up a couple of really big assholes?

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 27, 2018 05:38 AM (nBr1j)

243 At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM (NWiLs) Is it a scenic overpass?

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 05:38 AM (ZVFID)

244 Random, silly question: why don't aliens ever kidnap the likes of Mueller and Rosenstein? I mean if they want to perform anal probes why don't they pick up a couple of really big assholes? ========= Why them?!?!?! What am I? Chopped liver?

Posted by: Shep! at July 27, 2018 05:39 AM (vg8iE)

245 240 I've always wanted to do Cape Cod, but it seems sooooo pricy. Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 10:38 AM (TL2pK) You're doing it wrong. I did Dallas, and they paid me.

Posted by: Debbie at July 27, 2018 05:39 AM (7HtZB)

246 Place is and looks like a crappy truck stop -- but trust me - the pies are fantastic. Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 27, 2018 10:30 AM (jxbfJ) ----- mmmmm...thanks!!!

Posted by: jhawk90 at July 27, 2018 05:40 AM (IBK57)

247 Ever pause to think Meuller and Comey are like they are because of tiny alien staples in the back of their necks?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 05:40 AM (aB+tO)

248 Posted by: Man on his high horse" He'll be makin like a bee line, head'n for the border line... goin' for broke. Or something.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 27, 2018 05:40 AM (6qErC)

249 There's a lake on Mt. Desert Island (Acadia) named Echo Lake that used to be a good skinny dipping spot, but the last time I was there I didn't see any naked people. Another bit of clothes freedom may have been lost.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 05:40 AM (fuK7c)

250 If this silly twat can't be bothered to dismount for a drink, seems like the least he could do is buy his horse a beer too.

Posted by: Mr. Ed at July 27, 2018 05:40 AM (FCAbp)

251 Just watched an episode of Island Hunters where the person was looking to buy one of the hundreds of islands there are off the Maine Coast. That's my retirement dream. Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp No water. No sewer. No electricity. No internet. Not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe it's primitive as can be.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 05:41 AM (IqV8l)

252 Katy Tur Does Cape Cod

Doesn't have any ring or catch to it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 05:41 AM (aB+tO)

253 Is that Mrs. Romney?

Posted by: Dangerously Cheezy at July 27, 2018 05:41 AM (Ai1hj)

254 If you know how to put up a tent you can stay on Cape Cod for $22/night.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 05:41 AM (fuK7c)

255 >>At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM (NWiLs) Cardboard box? Show-off.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 05:41 AM (Bdeb0)

256 249. Fight the future.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 05:41 AM (fA1SL)

257 Serial killer on the horse to bar maid, "One more word of your sauce, and I'll have your liver for breakfast."

Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2018 05:42 AM (gmo/4)

258 Oh, fuck. That "despair" comment was me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 05:42 AM (kqsXK)

259 240 I've always wanted to do Cape Cod, but it seems sooooo pricy.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 10:38 AM (TL2pK)


The fall, after Labor Day the prices come down.  Most things are still open, weather is still very nice and the water (on the south facing side) is warm.


If you have a 4wd, the Cape Cod National Sea Shore opens up a lot more beach that you can drive on.  Google it if you want to do this - there are some vehicle requirements.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 27, 2018 05:43 AM (jxbfJ)

260 Everytime I google "Cape Cod on the cheap" they give me all these hotels that are like 10 miles from the beach. Hello, if I am going to Cape Cod, I want to be ON the Cape. Duh.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 05:43 AM (TL2pK)

261 >>259 Serial killer on the horse to bar maid, "One more word of your sauce, and I'll have your liver for breakfast."Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2018 10:42 AM (gmo/4) "Stand, and de-liver!"

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 05:43 AM (Bdeb0)

262 Bandersnatch, did you get into the Pantheon while in Rome?

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 05:43 AM (OyyDO)

263 At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM (NWiLs)

Cardboard box? Show-off.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 10:41 AM (Bdeb0)


Cardborad box and underpass?  Luxury!



Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2018 05:43 AM (gmo/4)

264 Why would you want a horseback beer when it looks like it's about to rain?

Posted by: Surfperch at July 27, 2018 05:44 AM (QfqyL)

265 *pours MPPPP a cup of tea*

Didn't comment because I thought it was an ironically funny sock failure because Huma is surrounded by failure - Hillary and Penis-Head.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 05:44 AM (aB+tO)

266 No water. No sewer. No electricity. No internet. Not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe it's primitive as can be. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 10:41 AM (IqV8l) That can be rectified if you have enough do re mi .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 05:44 AM (ZVFID)

267
At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM--
You're in Florida, right Insomniac?
If yes, it seems to me that you could aim a bit higher, as a moron in good standing.
Sort of like "My retirement dream is not to be caught humping the exhaust pipe of a Chevy parked near an overpass."

Posted by: shibumi at July 27, 2018 05:44 AM (SbIX4)

268 That "despair" comment was me." What, no gloom? Agony? El sigh...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 27, 2018 05:45 AM (6qErC)

269 245 At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM (NWiLs) Is it a scenic overpass? Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 10:38 AM (ZVFID) For those who get to watch me starve to death in a cardboard box, I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:45 AM (NWiLs)

270 aussie media reporting that US is planning a strike on Iran next month. Hard to take that seriously - it's like Tuco said, if you're going to shoot, shoot! Don't talk.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 05:45 AM (k1TUh)

271 That green umbrella in the painting looks out of place. I have no idea when umbrella as we know them were invented but that just looks out of place to me. One thing for sure that's not Obama under the umbrella because he never figured them out.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 27, 2018 05:46 AM (nBr1j)

272 If it's a Florida overpass it might collapse before anyone lives under the overpass.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 05:46 AM (aB+tO)

273 this link shows a chart of the obama below 3% years, compared to previous years.  It doesn't have
theburningplatform.com/tag/worst-economic-recovery-ever/
this one includes 2017 up through Q2 2018
https://bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease.htm

Posted by: illiniwek at July 27, 2018 05:46 AM (bT8Z4)

274 It's been too long since I read it, so no memory, no opinion. But early Forsythe is almost always worth reading. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2018 10:14 AM (veoSD) I agree with the early Forsythe being better. I think I only read one book of his after Dogs of War as that one seemed to be more of a how-to book on how to overthrow a small African dictatorship than a novel. Interesting and all, but not what I was looking for. Years and years ago I'm sure I heard on Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story" series that to write that novel he actually commissioned a band of mercerizes to overthrow a dictatorship which is why it reads like a how-to book more than a novel.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 27, 2018 05:46 AM (kUmUV)

275 269 At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM-- You're in Florida, right Insomniac? If yes, it seems to me that you could aim a bit higher, as a moron in good standing. Sort of like "My retirement dream is not to be caught humping the exhaust pipe of a Chevy parked near an overpass." Posted by: shibumi at July 27, 2018 10:44 AM (SbIX4) Hmmm...good point.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:46 AM (NWiLs)

276 271. Sell tickets. Bill it as performance art. Invest the proceeds in bath salts, sell same retail, sell tickets. Bill it as performance art.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (fA1SL)

277 Posted by: Man on his high horse" He'll be makin like a bee line, head'n for the border line... goin' for broke. Or something. Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 27, 2018 10:40 AM (6qErC) He just crossed the desert on a horse with no name, so he is stopping for a cold one.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (hLRSq)

278 It's in West Dennis - but take a peak at Colony Beach hotel.  It has been updated in the last several years.  Pool in the court yard, some grills for guests to use.  Walk down to their small beach.  You are about 5 minutes from West Dennis Beach.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (jxbfJ)

279 F'n cop in Cali arrests and cuffs guy for leaving his car idling. Throws him to the ground. The guy was kind of uncooperative but damn this is bullshit. Illegal aliens overrunning the place and they have time for this crap?

Posted by: Man on his high horse at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (Tnijr)

280 Despair is the only thing that's real in a world where everybody and everything is a lie. Posted by: Junko Enoshima at July 27, 2018 10:35 AM (UnA8+) Funny, I didn't think that Enoshima was a Russian name. Are you from the Siberian Enoshimas?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (9BLnV)

281 Bandersnatch, did you get into the Pantheon while in Rome? Not this time. I know I've been to it, it's got a very dark and closed feeling to it. I honestly forget if I've been inside. The highlight of this trip (January) was a collection of Bernini sculptures and paintings. Paintings were kinda meh but the sculptures, omg! I think I did a temporary post of them, too. Also, the height of my dabbling in art in various media is a mermaid I carved out of a block of wood. It took me six months and it's not that good. I walked around the body of Bernini's work and was staggered that a human could do all that in one lifetime.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (fuK7c)

282 >>For those who get to watch me starve to death in a cardboard box, I guess. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:45 AM (NWiLs) If Nekkid Bath-Salt Cannibal doesn't get to you first.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (Bdeb0)

283 Hello, if I am going to Cape Cod, I want to be ON the Cape. Duh. Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 10:43 AM (TL2pK) ----- It took a lot of time and effort to snag something under $200/night on the beach. I'm sure it's haunted but I run faster than she does so...

Posted by: jhawk90 at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (IBK57)

284 *pours MPPPP a cup of tea* Didn't comment because I thought it was an ironically funny sock failure because Huma is surrounded by failure - Hillary and Penis-Head. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 10:44 AM (aB+tO) **sips tea** It was apropos, wasn't it? I breezed through the ONT this morning and saw you got some more writing done. I'll be tackling that tomorrow - I'm angry at myself today because I went and had a few drinks last night, which I most emphatically did not want to do. Will send when I have something typed up. It's hard to work in this humidity.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (kqsXK)

285 274 If it's a Florida overpass it might collapse before anyone lives under the overpass. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 10:46 AM (aB+tO) Nah. It's not an overhead walkway designed by women.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:47 AM (NWiLs)

286 Nevermind the old woman in the shoppe, lassie, come and sit on your pappy's lap and have a drink.

Posted by: Fritz at July 27, 2018 05:48 AM (2Mnv1)

287 278 271. Sell tickets. Bill it as performance art.
Invest the proceeds in bath salts, sell same retail, sell tickets. Bill it as performance art.
--


See 269. Slap the word "adult" on it and tickets skyrocked!

Posted by: shibumi at July 27, 2018 05:48 AM (SbIX4)

288 Ugh. Flying rats in the foreground.

Posted by: Gem at July 27, 2018 05:49 AM (XoAz8)

289 If Nekkid Bath-Salt Cannibal doesn't get to you first. Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 10:47 AM (Bdeb0) I don't think he'll get parole so I should be OK there.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:49 AM (NWiLs)

290 At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM-- You could live there right now, with a sign that says "Trump made me homeless!" You'll have a show on CNN before the day is over.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 05:49 AM (kqsXK)

291 @285 Wow, and here I am hoping for under $100. Lol. Hence why I've not been to Cape Cod. As of right now, I am trying to find a vacation destination for my parents, but my mom is being picky.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 05:49 AM (TL2pK)

292 I'm thoroughly sick of always being the designated driver! Posted by: The Horse at July 27, 2018 10:34 AM (yODqO) A battery powered, self-driving, robotic horse would be safer and more efficient.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 05:50 AM (/qEW2)

293 292 At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM-- You could live there right now, with a sign that says "Trump made me homeless!" You'll have a show on CNN before the day is over. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 10:49 AM (kqsXK) Now that's some solid outside the (cardboard) box thinking.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:50 AM (NWiLs)

294 At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM-- Get a load of this guy, with his cardboard box and prime real estate location.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 27, 2018 05:50 AM (KUaJL)

295 Cop busting a guy for leaving his car idling: https://tinyurl.com/y7xjczxr

Posted by: F'n A it's Friday! at July 27, 2018 05:51 AM (Tnijr)

296 Hi Hoe.  Where's Silver?

Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2018 05:51 AM (gmo/4)

297 >>I don't think he'll get parole so I should be OK there. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:49 AM (NWiLs) Consume bath-salts and nekkid auto-cannibalize.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 05:51 AM (Bdeb0)

298 You could live there right now, with a sign that says "Trump made me homeless!"

You'll have a show on CNN before the day is over.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 10:49 AM (kqsXK)

Now that's some solid outside the (cardboard) box thinking.
--

Just remember, tell then you a transsexual illegal Muslim who has a Go Fund Me page.

You'll be set for life by Monday.

Posted by: shibumi at July 27, 2018 05:52 AM (SbIX4)

299 Nothing like drinking a cold one while riding a horse in the rain!

Posted by: The Man on the High Horse at July 27, 2018 05:52 AM (QfqyL)

300 He just crossed the desert on a horse with no name, so he is stopping for a cold one." They haven't had that spirit there since... 1969.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 27, 2018 05:52 AM (6qErC)

301 273 That green umbrella in the painting looks out of place. I have no idea when umbrella as we know them were invented but that just looks out of place to me. " Looked it up - umbrellas began to get popular in Western Europe in about 1750, but they were known throughout the middle east in antiquity, and I think the earliest found was in China, dating from the 4th century B.C. Archaeologists have even found a collapsible umbrella, one we would recognize, dating from the 1st century B.C. Damn Chinese did everything a couple millenia ago.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 05:52 AM (k1TUh)

302 293. May I suggest you send them to the sunny seaside of lovely and affordable Bulgaria? https://youtu.be/I4sNtWNErDc

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 05:52 AM (fA1SL)

303 No water. No sewer. No electricity. No internet. Not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe it's primitive as can be. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 10:41 AM (IqV8l) Cardboard box for sale or rent, overpass to let fifty cents No Iphone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no internet.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 27, 2018 05:52 AM (9BLnV)

304 299 >>I don't think he'll get parole so I should be OK there. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:49 AM (NWiLs) Consume bath-salts and nekkid auto-cannibalize. Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 10:51 AM (Bdeb0) Now THAT would be performance art.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:52 AM (NWiLs)

305 >>Get a load of this guy, with his cardboard box and prime real estate location. Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 27, 2018 10:50 AM (KUaJL) And he's picky. Won't have a woman-built overpass. Has a cardboard box. Sheesh. Come back to us and tell us when you're staking yourself to an Arizona red anthill, Mr. Too Good To Die Of Red Ants.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 05:53 AM (Bdeb0)

306 302 He just crossed the desert on a horse with no name, so he is stopping for a cold one."

They haven't had that spirit there since... 1969.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 27, 2018 10:52 AM (6qErC)


Rolling, rolling, rolling.....Raw Hide

 

or

 

Rolling rolling, rolling, my ass sure is swollen.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 27, 2018 05:53 AM (jxbfJ)

307 300 You could live there right now, with a sign that says "Trump made me homeless!" You'll have a show on CNN before the day is over. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 10:49 AM (kqsXK) Now that's some solid outside the (cardboard) box thinking. -- Just remember, tell then you a transsexual illegal Muslim who has a Go Fund Me page. You'll be set for life by Monday. Posted by: shibumi at July 27, 2018 10:52 AM (SbIX4) Couldn't pass for Mexican. South American maybe, they have enough Euro blood in the gene pool there.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:53 AM (NWiLs)

308 293 @285 Wow, and here I am hoping for under $100. Lol. Hence why I've not been to Cape Cod. As of right now, I am trying to find a vacation destination for my parents, but my mom is being picky. Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 10:49 AM (TL2pK) Everything in MA is expensive. I wanted to see Boston, but there's no decent hotels for less than $200. So I'm going to Colonial Williamsburg/Virginia Beach. I got a nice hotel in CW for less than $100 a night.

Posted by: josephistan at July 27, 2018 05:53 AM (7HtZB)

309 299. Bill it as performance art. Sell tickets.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 05:54 AM (fA1SL)

310 Get a load of this guy, with his cardboard box and prime real estate location." And food. 1 percenter...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 27, 2018 05:54 AM (6qErC)

311 I'm thoroughly sick of always being the designated driver!
Posted by: The Horse at July 27, 2018 10:34 AM (yODqO)


A battery powered, self-driving, robotic horse would be safer and more efficient.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 27, 2018 10:50 AM (/qEW2)


I could fix it that the government would subsidize it!  -- Barky The Magic Negro


Posted by: Archer at July 27, 2018 05:54 AM (gmo/4)

312 297 Cop busting a guy for leaving his car idling: https://tinyurl.com/y7xjczxr Posted by: F'n A it's Friday! at July 27, 2018 10:51 AM (Tnijr) How dare you impugn our heroes in blue! Why do you hate law enforcement? Why do you hate America?!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:54 AM (NWiLs)

313 At this point my retirement dream is not to starve to death in a cardboard box beneath the overpass. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:37 AM-- You could live there right now, with a sign that says "Trump made me homeless!" You'll have a show on CNN before the day is over. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 10:49 AM (kqsXK) Are you kidding? You'd be the odds-on favorite to be the Democratic Socialist's Senate candidate!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 27, 2018 05:54 AM (9BLnV)

314 Found out last week that mom's assisted living home has been overcharging us for her care for the better part of 2 years. They have been charging for personal care such as help bathing, bathroom visits, etc. Anywhere between $375 and $425 per month. She has been evaluated regularly and from what they tell me the only thing listed to recommend this charge is a food allergy. An allergy that she monitors on her own.
What do you think are the chances we will receive a refund?
Anyone that has an elderly parent in assisted living or memory care needs to look very closely at what the charges are for their living arrangements. Also, review their meds. Had an issue with the hospital and the rehab facility after she broke her hip.
I'm pretty diligent about these things but missed the overcharge for 2 years. Not sure what the elderly do that do not have someone to watch out for them.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 27, 2018 05:55 AM (N3JsI)

315 Robotic horses? The Diamond Age.

MPPPP keep going. Keep writing. Use the missed opportunity as incentive to writing so don't horse whip yourself over it.

Not writing per se but building the technology that allows what happens in the story. Your Ready Player One comment has pointed me towards something that is not a direct steal of the old Nintendo game system or Captain Power. Need to skim through Lisa Mason's two cyberpunk books to remember properly how she had people jacking in.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 05:56 AM (aB+tO)

316 @310 Ooooh, Colonial Williamsburg sounds really nice. My cousin just moved to North Carolina, where her boyfriend is currently in school (Duke) So maybe somewhere on the Carolina coast sounds nice...stop by and see her.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 05:56 AM (TL2pK)

317 309 Couldn't pass for Mexican. South American maybe, they have enough Euro blood in the gene pool there. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:53 AM (NWiLs) Well, "Muslim" is the most important part, anyway.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2018 05:56 AM (UnA8+)

318 316 Found out last week that mom's assisted living home has been overcharging us for her care for the better part of 2 years. They have been charging for personal care such as help bathing, bathroom visits, etc. Anywhere between $375 and $425 per month. She has been evaluated regularly and from what they tell me the only thing listed to recommend this charge is a food allergy. An allergy that she monitors on her own. What do you think are the chances we will receive a refund? Anyone that has an elderly parent in assisted living or memory care needs to look very closely at what the charges are for their living arrangements. Also, review their meds. Had an issue with the hospital and the rehab facility after she broke her hip. I'm pretty diligent about these things but missed the overcharge for 2 years. Not sure what the elderly do that do not have someone to watch out for them. Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 27, 2018 10:55 AM (N3JsI) There are elder law and advocacy groups out there who might be able to help.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 05:56 AM (NWiLs)

319 Nice pigeons.

Posted by: Larry Geiger at July 27, 2018 05:56 AM (nX644)

320 Looked it up - umbrellas began to get popular in Western Europe in about 1750, but they were known throughout the middle east in antiquity, and I think the earliest found was in China, dating from the 4th century B.C. Archaeologists have even found a collapsible umbrella, one we would recognize, dating from the 1st century B.C. Damn Chinese did everything a couple millenia ago. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 27, 2018 10:52 AM (k1TUh) Interesting. I obviously didn't know that.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 27, 2018 05:57 AM (nBr1j)

321 The highlight of this trip (January) was a collection of Bernini sculptures and paintings. Paintings were kinda meh but the sculptures, omg! I think I did a temporary post of them, too. Also, the height of my dabbling in art in various media is a mermaid I carved out of a block of wood. It took me six months and it's not that good. I walked around the body of Bernini's work and was staggered that a human could do all that in one lifetime. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 10:47 AM (fuK7c) Bernini changed Western sculpture. He and Michelangelo sit together atop the altar of sculpture, IMO. I honestly cannot think of a third who even comes close to those two. Maybe Polykleitos or Praxiteles, but that's going waaaay back. It's hard to describe art enough. but with sculpture even pictures don't help. With Bernini, he is one of those you really have to see and walk around. he designed them that way. I haven't yet seen him in person and I know I'm missing out.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 05:57 AM (OyyDO)

322 To add to the Bar Harbor/Acadia recommendations: The Looking Glass Restaurant was fantastic, both food and dessert. I second the cadillac mountain sunset, assuming there are no clouds. (It's gonna get cold though, bring warmth.) If the stupid construction is still happening on the main road right outside Bar Harbor, don't always trust your GPS. It took us on a 20 minute roundabout when 2 minutes would have sufficed.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at July 27, 2018 05:58 AM (72PAC)

323
Sorry for the OT, but has anyone heard from sunny dee?

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 27, 2018 05:58 AM (MIKMs)

324 233 I'm thoroughly sick of always being the designated driver! Posted by: The Horse at July 27, 2018 10:34 AM We can fix you right up!

Posted by: Acme Glue Factory at July 27, 2018 05:58 AM (0tfLf)

325 There are elder law and advocacy groups out there who might be able to help. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 10:56 AM (NWiLs) Saul Goodman was an elder law specialist at one time. Just call Saul!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 27, 2018 05:59 AM (9BLnV)

326 Insomniac thanks. If I do not have a good resolution I will look into it.

Also, I think of you often. I wish there was something the horde could do for you to help your situation. I know you know this but we are a fabulous group of people that want to help where we can.
How can we help?

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 27, 2018 05:59 AM (N3JsI)

327 317 Robotic horses? The Diamond Age. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 10:56 AM (aB+tO) Oh Christ, Stephenson. I want to like his stuff, but it feels like you HAVE to be good at math to "get" him. Zodiac being the exception.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2018 05:59 AM (UnA8+)

328 Regarding Cape Cod. The Cape consists of three bodies of water, the bay, the sound, and the ocean. If you visit the bay or the sound (that would be the parts inside the arm and below the arm) you will ask yourself what all the fuss is about. The outside, the outer beach, confusingly called the lower Cape, is the Atlantic ocean stretch from Chatham at the elbow to Provincetown at the hand. It's a national seashore. The best thing the federal government has ever done is to protect that stretch of sand. There is no development, no condos, no boardwalks, just the best beach in the world. If you're willing to walk a couple miles from any of the access points you can have the prime beach all to yourself and, if you're lucky, your companion. Provincetown is precious, mixed Portuguese fishermen and gays. Gays mean lots of art galleries and good restaurants. Chatham is quaint, pricey, and sort of the epitome of the Cape. I have more if there are any specific requests. Again, you can stay in Nickerson State Park for $25/night. The best campground is North of Highland, in Truro, for $45/night.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 06:00 AM (fuK7c)

329 I'm pretty diligent about these things but missed the overcharge for 2 years. Not sure what the elderly do that do not have someone to watch out for them. Have you tried fire? Careful, judicious amounts of HOLY CLEANSING FIRE!

Posted by: Arthur Brown at July 27, 2018 06:00 AM (84QUd)

330 324 To add to the Bar Harbor/Acadia recommendations:

The Looking Glass Restaurant was fantastic, both food and dessert.

I second the cadillac mountain sunset, assuming there are no clouds. (It's gonna get cold though, bring warmth.)

If the stupid construction is still happening on the main road right outside Bar Harbor, don't always trust your GPS. It took us on a 20 minute roundabout when 2 minutes would have sufficed.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at July 27, 2018 10:58 AM (72PAC)


As of July 1, the construction on Rt 3 as you get close to Bar Harbor was still on.  It was one way -- you can get into Bar Harbor on Rt 3.  Getting out was detoured.


Best bet would be to go to the Acadia Nat Park Welcome center and use the free buses to go into Bar Harbor.  They drop you off right in the middle of town where the shopping and restaurants are.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 27, 2018 06:01 AM (jxbfJ)

331 328 Insomniac thanks. If I do not have a good resolution I will look into it. Also, I think of you often. I wish there was something the horde could do for you to help your situation. I know you know this but we are a fabulous group of people that want to help where we can. How can we help? Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 27, 2018 10:59 AM (N3JsI) Thank you. Unfortunately there isn't. The worst of what's been going on can't really be helped or fixed.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 06:01 AM (NWiLs)

332 "Here's to our women and our horses! Long may we ride them both!"

Posted by: French Cavalry toast at July 27, 2018 06:01 AM (ctuyM)

333 331. Sound advice. Or, discount hit-man. Give a hobo half of a cinder block and roundtrip bus fare. He gets paid when he brings back the cinder block.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 06:02 AM (fA1SL)

334 Will continue to pray for you and yours Insomniac.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 27, 2018 06:02 AM (N3JsI)

335 190 I'm looking for a really good spy/thriller novel to read during lunch breaks. My list so far includes: The Odessa File To Die in Vienna The Fairfax Incident The Ipcress File Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Suggestions? Kinda new to the genre. Read "Jackal" on a whim a few months ago and got hooked. Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:17 AM (OyyDO) Anything by Charles McCarry is good. I'd start with The Miernik Dossier and keep going. All of his novels form a sort of loose timeline.

Posted by: joncelli, maybe not entirely serious at July 27, 2018 06:02 AM (RD7QR)

336 @330 Wow, thanks for that insight. I'm not crazy about walking more than 500 feet, and I'm even less crazy about camping. BUT....it is good to know about the unspoiled beaches that might make the area worth it.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 06:02 AM (TL2pK)

337 Guy knows how to paint a horse. Well painted horse.

Posted by: eleven at July 27, 2018 06:02 AM (NLLmE)

338 I know it's waaaay to late to comment on the painting, but that door will never close, the ledge behind the beer wench proves that.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 27, 2018 06:02 AM (jjaLl)

339 336 Will continue to pray for you and yours Insomniac. Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 27, 2018 11:02 AM (N3JsI) Thank you. That's the best anyone can do right now.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 06:03 AM (NWiLs)

340 I'm pretty diligent about these things but missed the overcharge for 2 years. Not sure what the elderly do that do not have someone to watch out for them. Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 27, 2018 10:55 AM (N3JsI) Check with your state's Attorney General. Nursing homes are usually regulated and if you are being defrauded then others are, and possibly the state also. I am serious here.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet is Your Source for Genuine Heyhowarya Blankets! at July 27, 2018 06:03 AM (hLRSq)

341 Trump needs to mandate heavier and waterproof cardboard standards to help the homeless. I've seen entire villages built of C-ration boxes in the Philippines. Let's Make America's Homeless Great Again!!

Posted by: Jiffy - Ready to Pop at July 27, 2018 06:04 AM (2LelM)

342 >>How can we help? Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 27, 2018 10:59 AM (N3JsI) I think he's registered for a cardboardhouse-warming party. Don't bring a piece of cardboard for a bed, though--Zod has that covered.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 06:04 AM (Bdeb0)

343 Comment above reminded me of the parking situation at the park. They'll tell you it gets crazy crowded, and maybe we just got lucky the week we were there, but we were at the park by 9am and had no problem getting a spot. The beach in the park is great too, though the water is way too cold to go in. Some of the hikes around the beach are simple but very peaceful, especially if you go down onto the rocks by the ocean.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at July 27, 2018 06:04 AM (72PAC)

344 325
Sorry for the OT, but has anyone heard from sunny dee?

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 27, 2018 10:58 AM (MIKMs)

I was thinking about her the other day and hoping her pregnancy was going well.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 27, 2018 06:05 AM (a0IVu)

345 311 299. Bill it as performance art. Sell tickets.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 10:54 AM (fA1SL)


Apply for a government grant.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 27, 2018 06:05 AM (lYlRK)

346 >>335 331. Sound advice. Or, discount hit-man. Give a hobo half of a cinder block and roundtrip bus fare. He gets paid when he brings back the cinder block. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 11:02 AM (fA1SL) Bill it as...

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 06:05 AM (Bdeb0)

347 Just saying: many of the very same people who said perjury, in court, in a civil case, by the sitting POTUS was not an impeachable offense, appear to be getting ready to argue that tweets by PDJT are, in fact, grounds for impeachment

Posted by: DocJ at July 27, 2018 06:06 AM (NYS7S)

348 348. I think that's a given.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 06:06 AM (fA1SL)

349 Really struck by the painting.

Some people are touched by the gods. 

The guy on horseback, his arm must have been tired holding up a drink for the whole portraiture. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 27, 2018 06:06 AM (hqZPQ)

350 It's hard to describe art enough. but with sculpture even pictures don't help. With Bernini, he is one of those you really have to see and walk around. he designed them that way. Not a new post, but most of this is Bernini: https://bit.ly/2nE3ISu A hand pressing palpably into flesh, but it's marble. It's unfathomable.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 06:07 AM (fuK7c)

351 Ah, curb side service. Early 80's, Red Barn Liquor?, Florida? Drive through liquor store that would mix you a drink!

Posted by: Don Q at July 27, 2018 06:08 AM (NgKpN)

352 >>343 Trump needs to mandate heavier and waterproof cardboard standards to help the homeless. I've seen entire villages built of C-ration boxes in the Philippines. Let's Make America's Homeless Great Again!! Posted by: Jiffy - Ready to Pop at July 27, 2018 11:04 AM (2LelM) Arriviste homeless have full C-ration boxes; "old-money" homeless have empty boxes. The cardboard HOA has been notified, but their hands are tied--local law favors the cardboard homeowner.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 06:08 AM (Bdeb0)

353 Guy knows how to paint a horse. Well painted horse. Posted by: eleven at July 27, 2018 11:02 AM (NLLmE) There's often a herd of paints, or pintos, hanging around a field just outside. Very pretty. Somebody told me that particular herd is wild.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 27, 2018 06:08 AM (nBr1j)

354 Just noticed that Twitter is down 19% today. Pretty sure FacistBook and Twatter need to add trigger guards to their product so people stop shooting themselves. Or, maybe people have decided losing a career cuz posting is probably not in their best interests. Who knows?

Posted by: Jiffy - Ready to Pop at July 27, 2018 06:08 AM (2LelM)

355 We're going to Cape Cod in September for our anniversary. We got reservations on a dinner train that goes up and down the "hook". I was hoping to get into Boston for a day to finally walk the Freedom Trail, but I didn't realize how far away it really is.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 06:08 AM (OyyDO)

356 Well Uncle Palp, there was some sort of Albanian function at my hotel last night in Chicago. Cultural attire and all. I gave them your best.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 27, 2018 06:10 AM (s/b09)

357 it's like Tuco said, if you're going to shoot, shoot! Don't talk.
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ding! ding! ding!

Posted by: 'uncle' tio at July 27, 2018 06:10 AM (Evws/)

358 Robotic horses? The Diamond Age. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) Cause I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride I'm wanted dead or alive Wanted Dead or alive

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2018 06:11 AM (IqV8l)

359 bahaha suck it @jack. Twitter should have died years ago. its business model looks like it was designed by that horse, after an emetic.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 06:11 AM (km69s)

360 >>There's often a herd of paints, or pintos, hanging around a field just outside. Very pretty. Somebody told me that particular herd is wild. Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 27, 2018 11:08 AM (nBr1j) A herd of paints is called a "palette."

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 06:11 AM (Bdeb0)

361 358. Heh.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 06:11 AM (fA1SL)

362 Have you ever read The Diamond Age? Sure they got nano-bot wars and skull guns. Set in a future China where one sect's criminals is another sect's elder statesman. A China that is killing its girl babies. Were some seek to free themselves from the matter feeds and think it will bring utopia.

And here we have Nell who is at the bottom of every social scheme but she has received a precious gift from her brother - a bleeding edge smart book he stole that is highly sought after by many groups. The book and the actors in it become Nell's companions and teachers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 06:12 AM (aB+tO)

363 https://bit.ly/2nE3ISu A hand pressing palpably into flesh, but it's marble. It's unfathomable. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 11:07 AM (fuK7c) Breathtaking. His "David" is awesome.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 06:12 AM (OyyDO)

364 354 >>343 Trump needs to mandate heavier and waterproof cardboard standards to help the homeless. I've seen entire villages built of C-ration boxes in the Philippines. Let's Make America's Homeless Great Again!! Posted by: Jiffy - Ready to Pop at July 27, 2018 11:04 AM (2LelM) Arriviste homeless have full C-ration boxes; "old-money" homeless have empty boxes. The cardboard HOA has been notified, but their hands are tied--local law favors the cardboard homeowner. Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 11:08 AM (Bdeb0) They're tight with the city commission.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 06:12 AM (NWiLs)

365 @357 That sounds amaaazing! Have a great time, and congrats on your anniversary!

Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 06:13 AM (TL2pK)

366 358. They were probably there to steal stuff and take the place over for their Turk masters. * spits, shakes fist at Albania *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 06:13 AM (fA1SL)

367 If you're willing to walk a couple miles from any of the access points you can have the prime beach all to yourself and, if you're lucky, your companion. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 11:00 AM (fuK7c) ----- We are and I consider myself extremely lucky and blessed - 29 year anniversary on the 7th. Thank you so much for the information!

Posted by: jhawk90 at July 27, 2018 06:13 AM (IBK57)

368 I think I'll get some tea. BBL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2018 06:13 AM (kqsXK)

369 You may find yourself living in a cardboard shotgun shack.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 06:14 AM (Bdeb0)

370 Breathtaking. His "David" is awesome. Supposedly a self-portrait.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 06:14 AM (fuK7c)

371 371 You may find yourself living in a cardboard shotgun shack. Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 11:14 AM (Bdeb0) There is cardboard at the bottom of the ocean.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 06:14 AM (NWiLs)

372 A herd of paints is called a "palette." Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 11:11 AM (Bdeb0) Lol

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 27, 2018 06:14 AM (nBr1j)

373 371. Walk it down, talk it down....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 06:15 AM (fA1SL)

374 372 Breathtaking. His "David" is awesome. Supposedly a self-portrait. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2018 11:14 AM (fuK7c) Yup. In class, I used to show the Davids of Donatello, Michelangelo and Bernini next to each other for comparison. Great conversation.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 06:15 AM (OyyDO)

375 349 Just saying: many of the very same people who said perjury, in court, in a civil case, by the sitting POTUS was not an impeachable offense, appear to be getting ready to argue that tweets by PDJT are, in fact, grounds for impeachment

Posted by: DocJ at July 27, 2018 11:06 AM (NYS7S)


This is just another instance of the left's "it's ok when we do it" defense. It's what most of their arguments boil down to.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 27, 2018 06:16 AM (lYlRK)

376 240 I've always wanted to do Cape Cod, but ... you're a girl, and they're not much interested over in Provincetown

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 27, 2018 06:16 AM (km69s)

377 >373 371 You may find yourself living in a cardboard shotgun shack. Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 11:14 AM (Bdeb0) There is cardboard at the bottom of the ocean. Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 11:14 AM (NWiLs) Bob is on the street today, scouting underpasses.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 06:16 AM (Bdeb0)

378 This is not my beautiful cardboard!

Posted by: Squawking Head at July 27, 2018 06:16 AM (IqV8l)

379 I visited Cape Cod due to the gracious hospitality of friends who had a summer home. Then went to Boston, trained it home. It was a nice outing.

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2018 06:17 AM (8pU1e)

380 Microwave oven-box warming gift for Insomniac: I'll give him a bean. Plant it and care for it, that it will grow. Harvest beans. Replant, repeat. Self-sufficiency. (Plot-twist: it's not a bean, but a small pebble.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 06:18 AM (fA1SL)

381 For the person going to Colonial Williamsburg, may I suggest a side trip to Jamestown? Every once in a while they have a behind-the-scenes tour led by the head archaeologist. But the site is fantastic.

Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 06:18 AM (OyyDO)

382 I'd also really like to do Niagara Falls, but 1) the boy doesn't have a passport and 2) holy crap, it's expensive. I will find really reasonable hotels, but then the restaurants are like $60 pp for just a normal meal. It's insane.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 27, 2018 06:18 AM (TL2pK)

383 379. Stay hungry, stay hungry.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 06:18 AM (fA1SL)

384 Well best off to the writing, reading, and cogitating.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2018 06:18 AM (aB+tO)

385 (Plot-twist: it's not a bean, but a small pebble.) ========== I know the perfect place to plant it.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at July 27, 2018 06:18 AM (vg8iE)

386 Robotic horses? The Diamond Age.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR)


The Steel General, bitchez!

Posted by: Zombie Roger Zelazny at July 27, 2018 06:18 AM (lYlRK)

387 382 Microwave oven-box warming gift for Insomniac: I'll give him a bean. Plant it and care for it, that it will grow. Harvest beans. Replant, repeat. Self-sufficiency. (Plot-twist: it's not a bean, but a small pebble.) Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 11:18 AM (fA1SL) A rock. What a surprise.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 27, 2018 06:19 AM (NWiLs)

388 the first ride through liquor store.

Posted by: willow at July 27, 2018 06:19 AM (dPd5y)

389 I have got to get to Italy. So gorgeous.

Posted by: Gem at July 27, 2018 06:19 AM (XoAz8)

390 (Plot-twist: it's not a bean, but a small pebble.) Is it a previously used pebble?

Posted by: Lena Dunham at July 27, 2018 06:19 AM (fuK7c)

391 Great ape is up.

Posted by: joncelli, maybe not entirely serious at July 27, 2018 06:19 AM (RD7QR)

392 Lost my box/trying to act casual...

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 06:20 AM (Bdeb0)

393 'How dare you impugn our heroes in blue! ' The cop went and put his Sprite and Reeses cups in his Patrol Car before he went back to harass the guy. Yeah the car was a piece of crap and he had left the music playing loud, and he didn't cooperate too well and maybe didn't have a license but... oh never fucking mind

Posted by: F'n A it's Friday! at July 27, 2018 06:20 AM (Tnijr)

394 I think the Cape is only good if you do it as a couple. For a guy anyway.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 27, 2018 06:20 AM (ODr92)

395 I was hoping to get into Boston for a day to finally walk the Freedom Trail, but I didn't realize how far away it really is. Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 11:08 AM (OyyDO) And the traffic - bad all the time. There is a ferry to Boston from the Cape, may be worth doing that. Once you are in the city you can walk everywhere. If you get tired the subway service is pretty good also. Worked in the city for a number of years and over lunch could walk from the waterfront to (one of) the Backbay, financial district, Chinatown, North End, and get back within an hour.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 27, 2018 06:20 AM (kUmUV)

396 389. Oh, I get it. Fine for Halloween, but not good enough for Mr. Subsistence Farmer....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 06:20 AM (fA1SL)

397 noooooo

Posted by: willow at July 27, 2018 06:20 AM (dPd5y)

398 >>(Plot-twist: it's not a bean, but a small pebble.) Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 11:18 AM (fA1SL) Painted pebble. Number one penalty play.

Posted by: Zod at July 27, 2018 06:20 AM (Bdeb0)

399 nood

Posted by: Two-Can Sam at July 27, 2018 06:22 AM (iys0/)

400 I'm walking a line,/ I'm visiting boxes in motion.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 27, 2018 06:23 AM (fA1SL)

401 384. Was at Niagara Falls many times due to Canucki relatives. Thank God I've got people in nice places else I 'd never go anywhere.

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2018 06:24 AM (8pU1e)

402 I like that painting.  The pigeons really make it come alive.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b] at July 27, 2018 06:30 AM (YWG/U)

403 264 Bandersnatch, did you get into the Pantheon while in Rome? Posted by: Kris at July 27, 2018 10:43 AM (OyyDO) Not only did he get into it, he came in third.

Posted by: Soona at July 27, 2018 06:32 AM (Fs5vw)

404 And   there    were  not any  whining  little   snowflakes  back   then worrying  about   the bugs 

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at July 27, 2018 06:33 AM (FLiOE)

405 This is an open thread - so there are no off topic posts.

I'm about to walk right up to the line and examine it.

The deep state people and the media are all behaving like they are invulnerable. If Civil War 2.0 goes hot I predict that they are going to find out that their assumption that they are bullet proof was false. I would like to point out that shooting any of these people now would be murder - which would be against both God's law and man's. However, if they were to become casualties of war, oh well.

In other words - don't put any names on any of your bullets, but I do recommend that you practice your marksmanship and own a felt tip pen.

Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at July 27, 2018 06:34 AM (/tGlw)

406 404 I like that painting. The pigeons really make it come alive.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 27, 2018 11:30 AM (YWG/U)


Artist did an amazingly good job with them, looks like you could walk up and touch them. Still trying to figure out the shaded figure in the bar. The guy is either counting his money or nodding off into the shot glass.

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2018 08:01 AM (DJFLF)

407 I name the horse with no name "DOBBIN" and the guy in the underpass in underpants "A BUM".

Posted by: saf at July 27, 2018 08:46 AM (5IHGB)

408 He has just come back from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

Posted by: m at July 27, 2018 08:56 AM (CwOPz)

409 The bar wench looks like Nancy McKeon from Facts of Life. I think.

Posted by: m at July 27, 2018 09:14 AM (CwOPz)

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