February 21, 2010

At the Cleopatra Café...


... we're having aspburgers!

(Thanks to the reader [sookeyjane] who photoshopped the picture in this post.)

43 comments:

Lem said...

Althouse is FOR photoshoping..

I'm 99% sure ;)

Kylos said...

Old General Telephone country and western singing commercials I found while digitizing my grandmother's record collection.

El Pollo Real said...

Anybody know the French verb meanng to photoshop?
Could be as simple and logical as faire le fotoshopping or would they need to twist out some cocked up translation?

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

BITE ME!

edutcher said...

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

BITE ME!

Better yet, kiss my asp.

Joan said...

Love it! My Aspie kid would totally crack up, too.

Saw Moon last night -- loved it.

XWL said...

As a young child, my first exposure to many great works of art was much like that photoshop.

It was a parody art book (long lost, and title forgotten) where there were key alterations done to old paintings.

Had to have been much harder to do back in the arranging these things by hand days...


Everyone with a computer has the technical ability, and means of distribution, to be Terry Gilliam (old school, Python animator days, that is), but to make the output worth noticing, still takes talent.

(great job by 'the reader' on this Aspburger, by the way)

Joan said...

I agree with Eric Cantor and I like his accent, but I wish he didn't look so much like a bobblehead in this video.

JAL said...

Just "faire le photoshop" most likely.

I'll ask someone in France next week and check back with you. ;-)

OTOH, Palladian probably knows the answer -- or Chipper.

victoria said...

I wonder, I gave up hamburgers/cheeseburgers for Lent. Does an aspburger count?

Vicki from the Pasadena Marathon

ricpic said...

Anyone see SHUTTER ISLAND? Just saw it and I couldn't forget for one frame that I was supposed to be wowed by Scorcese's cinematic prestidigitation. It was a whole lotta filmmaking wizardry. So much so that you could never actually, ya know, feel anything. But maybe that's just me.

john said...

Is her nipple in the right place? (Not that I like to stare at women's nipples for hours at a time, to be sure.) It just seems to be too far up and to the right to be normal.

Or was it photoshopped up there?

LonewackoDotCom said...

* El Pollo Real: The correct word is gimper.

* I'm not a big C&W fan, but the commercials might be accessible to more people on a video sharing site.

* Here's the tea party genious of the day.

* Here's my response to the (completely, absolutely, no-really, for sure grassroots) effort of which the previous is a part.

* Here's someone, who, if he said the "white" bit about a group I supported, I'd help discredit. No "partier" is capable of that.

edutcher said...

john said...

Is her nipple in the right place? (Not that I like to stare at women's nipples for hours at a time, to be sure.) It just seems to be too far up and to the right to be normal.

Keep in mind, the breast appears to be slightly supported by her hand, tilting it somewhat upward.

Wasn't staring either, but your question intrigued me - from an anatomical and aesthetic POV, of course.

edutcher said...

LonewackoDotCom said...

* El Pollo Real: The correct word is gimper.

GIMP is, of course, a UNIX/Linux app, so you may be mixing your Franglish, Wack.

Pollo, my guess is there's a geek (or geeque, en francais) term for Photoshop; quite possibly, fotoshop, or, even, Photoshop (all the Adobe apps were originally made for the Mac).

traditionalguy said...

"Super size it". That's what she said.

Deborah said...

I agree with Eric Cantor and I like his accent, but I wish he didn't look so much like a bobblehead in this video.
Wow I just looked up Cantor's biography. I suspected and was right that he is Jewish. A [fellow]Southern, Republican Jew. Goodness.

wv: blyst. I have a blystor on my fyngor.

Penny said...

And they call that a burger?

More like a little slider that will be gone in one bite.

knox said...

Saw Moon last night -- loved it.

Cool, it's on my queue, I've been looking forward to seeing it.

traditionalguy said...

Penney...It's McDonald's snake sushi. The mouth that bites first lives and gets to eat the french fries.

Lem said...

Is her nipple in the right place?

Code for gay painter ;)

Irene said...

The serpeant on the take-out bag is precious.

Lem said...

Thats racist Irene ;)

Irene said...

Haha, Lem. I didn't say the serpeant was well spoken.

Irene said...

I should have written, "at least I didn't say. . . "

Titus said...

Good evening fellow republicans.

Just got back from Stowe with my husband. Skiing was fab, natch.

He got a tatoo of a symbol of my name in India. totally married. Three loads last night.

He told me this weekend his granny left him 17.5 million dollars. We are rich.

Titus said...

His grandpa was in the inner circle of Ghandi, not shitting you. How cool is that?

I am learning Hindish. His friend Dipica and i are totally connecting.

Lem said...

I'm kidding around Irene.. I was going for the Movie Precious angle.. Your comeback was excellent though.

Irene said...

Thanks Lem! I didn't think of the movie until after I read your post.

Chip Ahoy said...

Photoshop, I know only the name of it.

"Photoshop, je n'en connais que le nom".

The proper name Adobe Photoshop is not to be verbified. That is an affront to language and an abomination that will not be tolerated.

* pop *

Jean-Paul here is a purist and never improves on a photograph. He is passionate, you see.

He makes photos for 25 years, 15 devoted to Grand Prix. He spends the holidays in the area and falls in love with the place. Then he moves. Roves around the countryside to seize the beauty of the places. (come to think of it, much like our hostess does)

And now, he varnishes a walk.

He has an exhibition.

* pop *

Vendredi, avait lieu le vernissage de cette exposition. Jean-Paul Salort est un passionné. Il fait de la photo depuis 25 ans, dont 15 ont été consacrés au reportage de grand prix moto. Il y a deux ans, il passe des vacances dans la région et tombe amoureux de ses paysages. Depuis, il a déménagé dans la région et vadrouille dans la campagne pour saisir la beauté des lieux. Vendredi avait lieu un vernissage à l'Oustal, sur la promenade du Tivoli. Des pièces uniques puisque les photos ont été encadrées par le photographe lui-même, des cadres en bois tous différents. Il aime à rappeler qu'il est " un puriste" et affirme qu'il ne retouche jamais une photo, "Photoshop, je n'en connais que le nom". Quelques pièces ont déjà été vendues.

No, srsly. September 2009 there was a big controversy about passing a law requiring health labels attached to photos retouche of models. Sometimes they did specify Photoshop, sometimes oddly by joining it with the term "air brushing."

Chip Ahoy said...

Oh, I forgot. Woo to the pic. I like the little bag of aspburgers. Hahaha. Good one.

Julius Ray Hoffman said...
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Julius Ray Hoffman said...

Octavian delivered Cleopatra the Aspburger Extra Value Meal...

And now Democrats realize that Obama has delivered electoral prospects that are equally hard to swallow.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Victoria said...

...I gave up hamburgers/cheeseburgers for Lent.

I'm not religious, but my wife gave up blowjobs for Lent, and I'm trying to be supportive of her sacrifice.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

By the way, does anyone know how many more years there are in lent?

john said...

Chip -

Didn't you just adverbize a noun?

(And could you try to put her nipple back where it belongs?)

Penny said...

While Chip is the "usual suspect" for photoshopping here at Althouse, I am thinking this one doesn't have his signature.

Ann Althouse said...

Sookeyjane wants you to know that she did not touch the nipple.

Look at the original in yesterday's post!

john said...

Ann Althouse said...
Sookeyjane wants you to know that she did not touch the nipple
.

It is in the photoshop: In the redrawing of the blouse, the perceived curvature of her breast is accentuated, making the nipple look misplaced. So it's not Edutcher's hand-placement hypothesis.

Gaze at this other painting: She not only had a rather attractive bosom, her right nipple was well placed,, obviously much appreciated by the asp.

JAL said...

Tain't Chip's.

So it should be "faire le (la?) Photoshop"?

That doesn't veribify it.

One says "faire le ski" and "faire le (la?) tennis"

So surely it's "faire le Photoshop."

wv liggi
What one does to Photoshop in Italian.

sookeyjane said...

i am not chip.

the nipple just looks lonely without its asp.

Lem said...

My theory is that she went to Michael Jackson's plastic surgeon for a nose job (as you can clearly see in the portrait).. and then one thing led to another ergo a bad boob job..

I'm just putting it out there. I have no proof.

El Pollo Real said...

Thanks JAL- I think you're right.