August 6, 2017

At the Slap-Dash Café...

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... you can slather and dab whatever you like.

But do consider using The Althouse Amazon Portal to do your shopping.

And I'll try to keep things rolling and flowing around here.

13 comments:

tcrosse said...

Impasto !

Chest Rockwell said...

Ben Shapiro was on Joe Rogan a few days ago.

That dude is wicked smart. Nice to hear him outside of the news shows. Interesting interview.

Etienne said...
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rhhardin said...

A little dab will do you.

Etienne said...
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Feste said...

... see, this is why, this is it, and I don’t want to settle for less, that whole three hour conversation between Dylan and Brando, that is a rip off to tease ... and those two other guys, on that camera, talking, who want to know about mindfulness, those guys need to get off electronic media, before Hillary takes over preaching, again, with her dried up comedy writers, and those guys need to pack up the old woodie wagon, go out there, with that other old man, Matthew Killip, who knows more than the rest of ‘em all combined ... and Wright and Kaus, they've got it in 'em, they can learn what those lichens teach about mindlessness, how not to overreact emotionally, lichens are pretty stable ... and I’ve read it, and Wright needs to add another chapter in his moral animal book (so-so), a chapter about moral non-animals, everyday mindless morality of lichens, sticking together, without the sugar highs of populism, in the mutual aid of symbiosis ... Killip, Wright, and Kaus, I know it’s in ‘em, to listen to lichens tell all, the whole three hour conversation between Dylan and Brando, same as lichens taught the other old timer to sing our great and final exit interview song ... “So long, it's been good to know ya ... gotta be driftin' along” ...

Big Mike said...

Looks like a part of a Van Gogh, but the technique isn't right.

(Awaiting derisive put down from the BFA blog hostess.)

lucy white said...

Dog and Boy, by Neil Jenney (1969) http://bit.ly/2fls9TD

"Whitney curator Marcia Tucker “was the first one to really get it,” Jenney said, and she included one of these works in the 1969 Whitney Annual. A decade later, Tucker featured Jenney’s paintings in a New Museum group show provocatively titled “‘Bad’ Painting.” (It also featured artists such as William Wegman, Joan Brown, and William N. Copley.) These figurative works were a reaction against both Minimalism and Photorealism, but not in the way that Pop art was a reaction against Abstract Expressionism. Bad painting, according to Tucker, sidesteps artistic “development” in the traditional sense by using unfashionable mediums or styles."

Lem said...

I watched a video of actor Jim Carey painting in NYC.

I was impressed... what they showed wasn't half bad.

William said...

I finally saw that HBO documentary about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. It was like the MGM musical version of Grey Gardens. They lived in separate houses but within the same compound and were preternaturally close to each other. According to Carrie, Debbie wanted Carrie to lose her virginity to a man Debbie chose, and she, Debbie, wanted to be on hand to supervise the proceedings. Literally, WTF......Debbie and Carrie didnt come across as depraved or dislikable, but they lived in a galaxy far, far away from the rest of us. Carrie lived in a house crowded with whimsy and bright with color. It was attractive, but way too manic for ordinary life. Debbie's house was within normal limits, but not much else about her was. Perkiness as a superpower.....They were both used to playing to the camera, but it's pleasant to think that the care and affection that they showed to each other on film was genuine. The look at their lives seemed candid and honest, but they were both skilled at knowing which veils to drop and which to keep in place so the revelations made their lives seem even more mysterious and inaccessible......They both made legendary films that for all their frivolity will probably prove to be as durable as Cosi Fan Tutti. Their lives were composed of artistry and artifice, but from all that pretense they created something lasting. They're gone now, but they left something behind.

walter said...

http://laist.com/2017/08/06/black_mass_2017.php

Saint Croix said...

I love that painting!

MaxedOutMama said...

Chicago Tribune looks at why WI got the Foxconn nod instead of Illinois:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-foxconn-illinois-wisconsin-edit-0806-jm-20170804-story.html

Here's the takeaway: Foxconn chose the state that has stable government, healthy finances and pro-growth policies for employers. Illinois has none of the above.