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A random speculative thought that amused me....
« on: November 26, 2016, 06:45:35 PM »

I can't wait to see what the staff reactions are when Trump's and Pence's official portraits start to appear in all federal offices.

Will the diehards magic-marker moustaches on them?

Will they refuse to take down Obama's picture?

Will they put up pictures of Hillary alongside?

Will the hysterical whining over "their" loss have died down by then?

Should be around March, if I recall correctly when Obama's and Biden's official portraits were first hung.

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« Last Edit: November 26, 2016, 07:00:32 PM by 230RN »

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Re: A random thought that amused me....
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 06:47:29 PM »

I wonder if Trump's will be in a gold frame..... [popcorn]
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Re: A random thought that amused me....
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 06:50:25 PM »


230, you are truly a good and benevolent person, to grant me such a joyous thought.




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Re: A random thought that amused me....
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2016, 07:05:01 PM »

I wonder if Trump's will be in a gold frame..... [popcorn]

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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 07:06:50 PM »

I'm pleased as punch to see Trump has pegged Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary. I know some people there that will pull the "move to Canada" routine. I can't wait to see which "AGW denier" he chooses for Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.
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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2016, 07:20:29 PM »

I'm pleased as punch to see Trump has pegged Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary. I know some people there that will pull the "move to Canada" routine. I can't wait to see which "AGW denier" he chooses for Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.

He ran track and was captain of the rifle team.

Yay!

But his wife is named Hilary with one ell.

Forgivable, I s'pose.

On the third hand, anyone who owns 25 paintings by René Magritte has to have a sense of humor.

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« Last Edit: November 26, 2016, 07:36:38 PM by 230RN »

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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2016, 07:49:09 PM »

On the third hand, anyone who owns 25 paintings by René Magritte has to have a sense of humor.

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Ugh. Representational art. How gauche.
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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2016, 02:39:37 AM »

Well, while "art" is difficult to define unless you have preconceived notions about it, some of Dali's art, which is not dissimilar, is going for over five mil and hang in some big deal museums.

"Investment" is a lot easier to define, ha-ha.

According to my memory, the most expensive painting in the world was Jackson Pollock's "Number Five."

I have no trouble having a sense of humor over that one.  Its intrinsic worth is the cost of the fiberboard it was painted on, the paint, and Pollock's time to scatter all that paint around... at minimum wage, of course.



Back to my own topic,  I would really, really get my jollies off if Mr. Trump chose this as his Official Presidential Portrait to hang in all federal offices:

https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/trump-hats-etc-2.jpg?w=1200&h=900

It would represent all the deplorable baseball-cap ignoramuses in red states who take showers after work and got him elected.  >:D

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REF:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._5,_1948
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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2016, 09:45:00 AM »

Well, Terry, I was attempting to lampoon the snobbery that looks down on art that looks like art, and poetry that sounds like poetry, etc. Make the arts great again!
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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2016, 12:45:12 PM »

I walk by Obama's portrait everyday at work and I've always been tempted to put a clown nose on it...
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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2016, 01:41:49 PM »

Very good, fistful.

jamisjockey, I used to give a small raspberry at the two portraits every time I walked by them.

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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2016, 02:03:10 PM »

Ever surreptitiously plant a booger on his mug as ya stroll by? (not that *I* would EVER stoop to such low-brow shenanigans!)
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2016, 03:46:00 PM »

^  Nah.  They had cameras going, which encompassed the portraits.

Contented myself with the aforementioned surreptitious raspberries.  Otherwise known as a Bronx Cheer, or "an unvoiced linguolabial trill."

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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2016, 05:50:05 PM »

Back to my own topic,  I would really, really get my jollies off if Mr. Trump chose this as his Official Presidential Portrait to hang in all federal offices:

https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/trump-hats-etc-2.jpg?w=1200&h=900

I was kind of hoping for something with a bit more feeling:

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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2016, 11:32:01 PM »

I was kind of hoping for something with a bit more feeling:


The eagle...is it toting a full-auto shotgun? 

Because eagles with full-auto shotguns are second only to bear cavalry on the "You're pretty much ****ed" scale.
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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2016, 03:44:52 PM »

The eagle...is it toting a full-auto shotgun? 

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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2016, 07:09:15 PM »

So much win in that artistic depiction  ;)
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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2016, 08:19:48 AM »

And Arrrrnold is doing Celebrity Apprentice.
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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2016, 05:16:18 PM »


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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2016, 09:20:42 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2016, 09:27:05 PM »



Darned near busted a gut on that one !

I love the flaming sword and Il Papa on the leg armor.

(Gee, I'm glad I started this thread ! )

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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2016, 11:38:24 AM »

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Re: A random speculative thought that amused me....
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2016, 12:16:32 PM »

TOUPEES FOR THE TOUPEE GOD!

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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2016, 12:54:20 PM »

I am safe, as I let the wind blow free and easy over my pate, with neither rug nor plug to block its passage.

Hear hear, no hair there!
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