The art of passive resistance

November 4th, 2009 · 110 comments

Travis in Edmonton says this painting (which “resembled a tenth-grader’s crack at designing fantasy novel jacket”) appeared one day in the alley behind the pub where he works. Feeling puckish, Travis says, “Every evening I would turn it toward the south-facing balconies…and every morning it would be face-down in the street again, until eventually it disappeared for good.”

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  • #1   Ham

    I read that as “makes me fill with rags” at first…

    Nov 4, 2009 at 7:59 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   kat

      Me too.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 5:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Maas

      Surgeons forgetting to take out the towels before stitching up does the same thing to me.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 4:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Jodie B Dodie

    I read it twice and it still said “makes me fill with rags” lol. I saw that line at the bottom the third time I looked.

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   infant tyrone bang

      Whether you read it once, twice, or X times up to oo+, it’s a stylized “E”.
      Check an algebra book that covers summation (aka Sigma) notation. Algebra 1 or 2 depending on your state’s math standards.

      As to whether it says “To whom…”, I vote yes, although it’s clearly a visual analog of the “excited utterance” so popular on lawyer shows…

      And in the interest of starting a new 47-man grammar squabble, I contend that “To who saved this art…” would have been correct…

      Nov 5, 2009 at 12:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   park rose

      …not in heaven”.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 1:08 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      Well, IT, this isn’t one of your standard deviations! Statistically speaking of course. :-P

      Nov 5, 2009 at 1:10 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Canthz_B bang

      “Which” God?

      Nov 5, 2009 at 1:17 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   infant tyrone bang

      CB + Rose…

      Y’all summed it up, took it to the limit + kicked it up knotches unknown, all the while integrating from grammar to theology (or at least to liturgy)…

      ty

      P.S. I know I have deviations, but few of them are standard, far’s I know.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 1:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   GK bang

      “Sigma is unrelated”, as they say.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 3:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   park rose

      Smegma, an excited expression. What’s that… Sigma you say? Okay, move along. Nothing to see here. rose, putting the smut in sigma since two minutes ago.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:30 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Canthz_B bang

      You could maybe say that if you put all of Sid and Marty Krofft’s characters together into one he’d be called Sigma the Sea Monster.

      Or, maybe not… :???:

      Nov 5, 2009 at 7:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   yota

      Thats true, except in Greek sigma, while it looks like an “E” is actually an S, which is why it signifies summation in math. That would make the comment “filled with rags” which is a whole other problem. Maybe he should see a doctor about that.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 7:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   GK bang

      That is indeed what I was referring to, yota. Also, I think we’ve kinda exhausted most of the rag possibilities by this stage…

      Nov 5, 2009 at 8:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   Canthz_B bang

      …and that about sums it up.
      Rags it is!

      Nov 5, 2009 at 8:04 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   infant tyrone bang

      So, there you have it (as the Emperer was wont to say in “Amadeus”), “The Three Drachma Opera” shall be in Greek!

      Oh, show us the way to the next Oozo bar!

      RagamuffinE of the world, unite!
      Y’all have only a small Sum-thing to lose…

      Nov 5, 2009 at 11:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.13   MAMARILLA2 bang

      My dear young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.
      Well, there it is.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.14   infant tyrone bang

      Comment count @ 4:15 CDT (not counting this one)

      PR 11
      CB 10
      IT 8
      CG 8
      GK 7

      Specific ones you’d like me to edit down to nothing or request deletion of ?

      Some of the ones I like best get 0 or 1 thumbs, and I’m not obsessive about going green, so if you have any more-detailed advice, feel encouraged to post it here…I’ll listen…

      Nov 5, 2009 at 4:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.15   anglophile bang

      But it’s perfect as it is! I can’t rewrite what’s perfect!

      Nov 5, 2009 at 4:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.16   park rose

      Ty, I post too much. That’s my input. I should post less.

      And my ideas go off the rails oftentimes. Not everyone has the knowledge or ideas that you have, or that any of us have. If esoteric and quirky is the schtick, then it’s probably going to attract the attention of those who are into esoteric and quirky, usually a lesser percentage.

      Also, maybe one idea per comment? I don’t know. I know I double up. But maybe KISS is at times apt.

      The main thread isn’t really the place to get totally meta. But, really, I’m just one of many – so I’m sure others have their opinions.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.17   Geek Goddess

      I don’t have an opinion.

      And PR is completely and utterly unique, certainly not one of many.

      Just my humble opini . . .

      Oh, wait . . .

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:02 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.18   Critical Grass bang

      Wow! I made the Top 5. I should post less, I guess.

      But hey, Ty, you asked for advices, well… I don’t have any, you are who you are and that’s it. If you feel compelled to “simplify” your comments, that’s okay, if not, also fine by me.

      But I’ll be honest with you, I often skip your comments. Nothing personal, I’m just lazy in that way.

      And that’s all I have to say about that.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.19   The Ninth Planet

      Infant Tyrone… I actually believe “whom” is correct because the word is acting as an object of the preposition “to.” “To whom.” It’s tricky because without the pesky “to,” the remaining clause would obviously have to read, “who saved this art,” because “who” is always the performER of the action (the subject) and “whom” is always the performEE (the object). I think the prepositional phrase takes precedence in this case, but I’m not sure. (Since it’s not a complete sentence, you could probably argue that either “who” or “whom” is correct.)

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.20   oi bang

      Argument is dismissed as indecisive and argumentative.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 7:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.21   Canthz_B bang

      Ty, I wouldn’t worry about the thumb count.
      It isn’t easy being green! :mrgreen:

      But if we’re going to count comments, I suggest two categories be used:

      1) Original comments.

      2) Additions to existing comments.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 7:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.22   pony girl

      I’m confused.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 9:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.23   infant tyrone bang

      Glo…
      You said that, not I. I asked for specific #’s to be cut. Different…way…

      Rose…
      I think of yours as going off in different directions/tangents, not going off the rails, but if you feel the need to post less…do…you may like it better…if not…pump it back up…you’ll always have at least one reader if I’m around

      CG…
      I’m happy if you read…happier if you enjoy…unaffected if you skip and do neither…how would I know any of it unless you tell me?

      oi…
      not sure if you were referring to me or 9th planet.
      if me, please elaborate…no need for articles…just little more info…

      CB…
      As B4…thumbs/no-thumbs…mox nix…
      Some of my throwaway lines go emerald, some jewels get goose eggs…
      if this were a commercial activity I might change some based on chromatic feedback…but it’s not, so I write for a more select audience..me and whoever else happens to get it and get amused by it…

      9th…
      “who” is the correct subject of the full clause “who saved this art”, which clause is in turn the object of the preposition “to”.

      You are probably being guided by the example of the correct “To whom it may concern:”, but in that usage “whom” is still not the object of “to”…
      “whom” is the object of the transitive verb “may concern”, whose subject (or “the subject of which” if you prefer) is “it”, making the full clause “it may concern whom” the actual object of “to”…

      put into contemporary PAN parlance, this is the reverse of something along the lines of “To whoever may give a shit:”…I hope you wouldn’t use “whomever” in that case…if you do, I’d know what you meant and so would everybody here, but anyone versed in the rules of standard English grammar would say your usage was “wrong” or at best “non-standard”.

      You *could* argue that “whom” is correct, but this ain’t baseball and there’s no infield fly rule in this case…I’m very sure. No hard feelings though…it’s trickier than you realize and I’m sure I screw up the language (or play around with it) enough to make other teachers flip out… but I’m retired, having fun, and frankly, Scarlett…

      Nov 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.24   park rose

      GG, I love you a little more with every post. That’s the Σ of it ♥ (stealing your alphabet, I know).

      oi, you are mediator nonpareil.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 11:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.25   oi bang

      TY I am always talking to commenter right above me If I don’t mention anybody’s name in my reply.

      ♥ rose, you are teh sweetest.

      Nov 6, 2009 at 11:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.26   infant tyrone bang

      oi,

      Thanks…I’ll try to remember that…but at my age, though, don’t be surprised if I need reminder at some point in future…

      ty

      Nov 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Muhammad

    LOL at the last line…makes me fill with rage!!!

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   famous_lizzy

    Who is this addressed to? I think I see at least one ‘w’ and possibly an ‘h’ but I’m not sure.

    I can’t decide if this means the note writer is older and lives with their mother, which would be kind of sad and sort of creepy, or if this was written by a teenager or kid, which would actually explain a lot, including the random doodle they wrote around.

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   anglophile bang

      No doubt it’s “whomever”. The author is just incoherent with rags.

      Nov 4, 2009 at 8:26 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Narwhal

      I’m guessing it says ‘whom’.

      Nov 4, 2009 at 8:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   thrall38

    I think someone wants the rage. Or rags. Bring them on…

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Beanster bang

    and looking @ it makes me fill with “rage” the dumpsters outside of your bar. this would not have been a problem but your manager said i couldn’t dump my rejected scripts there anymore since it was taking up too much space.

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    I would have made this easier to read but punctuation marks fill me with rage

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:36 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    Insulted your mom? All I did was compliment her on her wig.
    I remember how nicely I said, “That’s a nice wig, Madam. How often do you have to feed it?”

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:42 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Palomon bang

    You know I’d go from rage to riches
    If you’d only say you care…

    Apologies to Tony Bennet

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   texas

    Dear Makes Me Fill With Rage,

    You mom was not insulted, she was inserted. By the way, your mom was fucking delicious. Enjoy the painting.

    All my love,
    The Artist

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:46 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Palomon bang

    My hanwriting is almost illegibel when im chalked with rags

    Nov 4, 2009 at 8:49 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Critical Grass bang

    Dear Makes Me Fill With Rage,

    If your mother is an artist I completely understand why she would be insulted by the very existence of that… that painting.

    Nov 4, 2009 at 9:14 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   oi bang

      She does not even have to be artist, you know.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 9:02 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Critical Grass bang

      You’re right, oi.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 9:44 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   park rose

    Filled with rags? This guy must have written it:

    I could while away the hours, conferrin’ with the flowers
    Consultin’ with the rain.
    And my head I’d be scratchin’ while my thoughts were busy hatchin’
    If I only had a brain.

    Nov 4, 2009 at 9:50 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Canthz_B bang

      rose, with the thoughts that you’re thinkin’, you could be another Lincoln!

      Nov 4, 2009 at 10:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   park rose

    The soundtrack to the film version will be provided by Rags against the Sewing Machine.

    Nov 4, 2009 at 10:04 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   infant tyrone bang

      I’m groggily grokking that your musical group might have Lude-ite tendencies…or maybe I’m Dotty from Kansas and it was all a dream…

      RATSM did the soundtrack for Dog Day Afternoon and Reservoir Dogs di’n't they? Todo-ally ill trax!

      Nov 4, 2009 at 11:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   park rose

    I hope someone has posted inbetween me and me, but anyway, I was sure that the underline (and the placement of the flags/rags/drawings?) meant that it read, Do not let it face south. I thought the Balconies behind you was a totally separate statement. It made me think that all that ragman needs to do is draw a circle, map out the pentagram, step into the middle of it, spit out a curse and the insult to the mother’s honour will be avenged threefold, or more.

    Balconies Behind You sounds a bit like a Stealer’s Wheels lyric – Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, Here, I am

    Nov 4, 2009 at 10:14 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   infant tyrone bang

      Rose dahlin’, gotcha like a Joni Mitchell smash (I’ve looked at life from…) at least until 14.2 and higher manifest…

      We need only go back as far as the Nostradamus-like prophecy of Blonde on Blonde, where the shaman sings of how the artist did intimately insult the writer’s mother, with images stored on a magnetic *medium* to boot…

      Oh, the ragman draws circles
      Up and down the block.
      I’d ask him what the matter was
      But I know that he don’t talk.
      And the ladies treat me kindly
      And furnish me with tape, *
      But deep inside my heart
      I know I can’t escape.

      * controversy still swirls around the question of whether the mother lied to the artist, although not around the issues of Sex or Videotape

      And the poor young son is left to defend the honor that would have been avenged by her late quick-tempered father, but of course we know that…

      Grandpa died last week
      And now he’s buried in the rocks,
      But everybody still talks about
      How badly they were shocked.
      But me, I expected it to happen,
      I knew he’d lost control
      When he built a fire on Main Street
      And shot it full of holes.

      The Bob abides, too…

      P.S. “Balconies behind you” puts me in mind of Dire Straits’ “Romeo and Juliet” or Springsteen’s “Incident on 57th Street”…

      Nov 5, 2009 at 12:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Canthz_B bang

    I’m sure there was no intent to insult his/her Mom.
    The artist clearly was saying he saw stars in her eyes…the windows to her soul.
    It’s just that you shouldn’t ask an abstract artist to do your Mom’s portrait.

    Nov 4, 2009 at 10:39 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   infant tyrone bang

      No beatin’ ’round the Bush, CB…
      You found a succinct way of Putin it…

      Nov 5, 2009 at 11:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Canthz_B bang

    Someone insults his Mom so instead of confronting them he rags on their art?
    He’s full of raging bull!

    Nov 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   infant tyrone bang

      Yo Motta wears combat boots?

      Nov 5, 2009 at 12:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   kdstentzel bang

    shhh, don’t make him angry! you won’t like him when he’s angry…

    Nov 4, 2009 at 11:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Canthz_B bang

      He’s already angry.
      You can see that by the fact that he wrote it in blood!

      Nov 4, 2009 at 11:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   aaa bang

    He can’t be that filled with rage, or else he would’ve taken a steak knife to the canvas or something.

    Nov 5, 2009 at 12:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   GK bang

      He may be filled with rage, but he’s a vegetarian so he settled for just pushing it over in an alleyway.

      So daring!

      Nov 5, 2009 at 3:56 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   aaa bang

      I’m a vegetarian. All my steak knives have been reserved for slashing kitschy art. :D

      Nov 5, 2009 at 3:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Adam

    I really like the colors on the painting. I would totally put that up in my place.

    Nov 5, 2009 at 12:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   techimpaired

      I’m a fan of the painting too. It would totally go with my unicorn/dragon motif in my living room. Oh well.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 1:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   park rose

      Adam, this is just a cunning ruse to get more attention from ‘glo, isn’t it?

      Nov 5, 2009 at 3:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   Critical Grass bang

      Adam, you should contact the artist and have his work posted on your blog.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 5:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   adam

      I would contact him, but I don’t want to risk him talkin bout my momma.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 8:28 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   Critical Grass bang

      Yeah, in order to prevent that you probably would have to post the painting facing down.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 9:08 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.6   Vandal15

      I would totally put that mural up on the side of my van , man. Maybe the “artist” , “insulted” his momma in the back of a chevy van, if you catch my drift.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 9:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   mamason bang

    *looks at calendar*

    Drats! I’ll be on the rage soon and it makes me fill with rags!

    Nov 5, 2009 at 12:58 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   park rose

      Always makes me bleed see red too, Mama.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 3:25 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   GK bang

      I always said I never trust a creature that bleeds regularly but doesn’t die.

      Women: like the living dead, in a way.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 3:55 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   park rose

      You’re reasoning yourself out of existence, kiddo. Though I kind of agree with your train of thought. Never trust a creature which spurts white gooey stuff out of swinging noodly appendages. Man: Kind of like the slimiest least evolved creature from the deepest trenches of the ocean floor in a way.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 5:11 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   pony girl

      21.3- park rose,

      Kind of?

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:43 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   park rose bang

      Which kind of are your referring to pg? I overused the expression, and forgot a crucial comma, to boot. I think it is the second one, and I agree with you, it is kind of superfluous ;)

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:46 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.6   GK bang

      Sea cucumbers/living dead OTP

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.7   pony girl

      Man=sea cucumber

      (Well, some of them anyways.)

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.8   park rose bang

      I think that’s GK’s point, PG…

      Hey, GK, that’s the last time I give you useful tips about edit boxes and servers… ;)

      *point* *tip* *box*… none of it was intentional.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.9   GK bang

      Always tip your park rose.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 7:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.10   infant tyrone bang

      I’d mention that in some cultures sea cucumbers are a delicacy, but lest someone in an XX configuration take it in a Valerie Solanas sense….

      Wow, over there, ain’t dat Halley’s comet?

      Hey, dat’s my arm….

      Nov 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.11   MAMARILLA2 bang

      There was this mollusk, and he walks up to this sea cucumber. Normally, they don’t talk, sea cucumbers, but in a joke everyone talks. So the sea mollusk says to the cucumber…

      Nov 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.12   lownote

      And they say clown fish aren’t funny :)

      Nov 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   bowloftoast bang

    If I tried to Feng Shui an alley, and some asshole repeatedly screwed up my Qi, I’d be pissed too.

    Nov 5, 2009 at 2:04 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   mamason bang

      Word!

      Nov 5, 2009 at 2:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   GK bang

      Do not let the discarded painting face south. The bins must be arranged to direct the flow of energy around the corner, away from the McDonald’s billboard. Now, as you can see, I’ve styled all the discarded newspaper such that — Aaah! A sudden gust of wind!

      Nov 5, 2009 at 4:04 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   park rose

    Hey, this painting comes with CliffsNotes!

    Nov 5, 2009 at 5:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Critical Grass bang

    Artist?! Are you ragging me?

    Nov 5, 2009 at 5:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   pony girl

    I wonder who took more drugs?
    The note writer or the artist?

    Nov 5, 2009 at 6:37 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Woman on the Verge bang

    You’re so filled with rage that you gently place the painting in the alley with a request that it not face south. Right. Who is with me in thinking that the kid who wrote the note is also the artist?

    Nov 5, 2009 at 6:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Critical Grass bang

      I think the paiting is some kind of art installation. And the artist’s especific request about it’s facing direction is just so no one misinterprets the meaning of his art work.

      “It should be face-down on the street, ’cause it sucks!”
      *leaves the room crying*

      Artits can be very subjective.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 7:20 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   Geek Goddess

      Not only is the kid who wrote the note also the artist, he is his own mother, and has just insulted himself. This has made him very sad, and also confused.

      Very confused.

      Hence the rage.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   oi bang

      you mean rags, don’t you?

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.4   Critical Grass bang

      Oh, those raging rag dolls… When will it stop?

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   farcical aquatic ceremony

    anybody else think Travis is lucky HE didn’t end up face down in the alley–with the note affixed to his back with the sharpened plastic housing of a green marker..? I’m fairly certain the south balconies behind Travis’es pub belong to some outpatient facility where people FILLED WITH RAGE are reintegrated into the community. yikes.

    Nov 5, 2009 at 8:04 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   GhostWriter bang

    Funny thing; the last time I saw that painting, it had Vigo the Capathian trapped inside it. He must have been successful with his plan to (a) fill some hapless tool with rage, (b) have her steal a baby for him, and (c) transfer his consciousness into the child.
    Seriously, where are the Ghostbusters when you need them?

    Nov 5, 2009 at 8:56 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Jack, I spent an hour last night in my bedroom talking to Fiorello LaGuardia and he’s been dead for forty years. Now where are the Ghostbusters?
      Uh, they’re not available.
      What do you mean they’re not available?
      Well, I had them committed to the psychiatric ward at Parkview Hospital.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 10:30 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Critical Grass bang

      Harry! Remove this man from the building and get me the Ghostbusters!

      Nov 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      You know, I’m a voter. Aren’t you supposed to lie to me and kiss my butt.
      [outside the courthouse] We’re the best. We’re the beautiful. We’re the only Ghostbusters.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   Critical Grass bang

      - Two in the box!
      - Ready to go!
      - We be fast…
      - And they be slow.
      -Wow!

      Something’s strange in the neighborhood / who you gonna call?

      Nov 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   oi bang

    Finally! Answer to an age old “who vs whom” conundrum! Just put some illegible word starting from W and everybody is happy.

    Nov 5, 2009 at 8:58 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Geek Goddess

      Or nobody.

      A tough call all around.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   oi bang

      but I don’t see debate raging over who vs whom like in some other threads and even crotchety, cranky and cantankerous CEE* GK has not thrown temper tantrum over note writer’s wrong who/whom usage!

      SHOUT OUT TO MY INTERNET BEST FRIEND GK HERE!

      *Correct English Enforcer

      Nov 5, 2009 at 11:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   park rose

      GK’s on ocean floor trying to find living dead ;)

      Nov 5, 2009 at 7:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.4   GK bang

      High five oi!

      I met this really nice dead chick last night, but she always seems really cold and doesn’t show any interest, even when I showed her my noodle. Is it me?

      Maybe she just doesn’t like cucumber.

      Nov 6, 2009 at 3:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.5   park rose

      Myabe you shouldn’t do your trawling in the frozen meat section of the supermarket, GK. You know, the offerings are quite paltry, and to be honest with you, quite foul, but, what do I know? All that might be dead appealing to a noodly sea cucumber.

      Nov 6, 2009 at 4:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Bob

    I was figuring it would be some kind of bikini-and-chainmail-clad maiden…but a couple of dragons and swoops of paint causes rage? Really? Is his mother a dragon? Or an art critic?

    Nov 5, 2009 at 8:59 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      The rage came from the fact that the artist used up all the black and purple paint in the house and left none for any of the other budding artists…aka, mom.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Gallant

    I’m still trying to figure out how the painting “resembled a tenth-grader’s crack.”

    Nov 5, 2009 at 12:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Critical Grass bang

      I’m still trying to figure out what it is.

      Nov 5, 2009 at 6:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   oi bang

    This thread is dryer than the fall leaves.

    Nov 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   aaa bang

      This blog has failed me
      Entertain me, Internet!
      LEIK OMG BAI!

      Nov 5, 2009 at 5:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   tbunnyacox

    i don’t get this note, wtf?!? if it makes him fill with rage, why doesn’t he just wad it up and throw it away?

    Nov 13, 2009 at 3:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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