Wednesday Reads: Thankful for this…

 

Our Lady of the Rectal Exam…bend over and say your prayers, these two fingers are miraculous!

 

I am grateful, and thankful… that in this world of despots and dictators, uh…tRump, I am able to go online and browse through Pinterest to find images from far and wide. ( Cliché I know.) As you can see, it has served me well, I mean…where else would I find so expressive an object as the one above?

Net Neutrality!

We are getting fucked! And it is not by some two fingered Madonna!

But seriously…this is not a joking matter. (I know I am going to hell for that one.)

The free world wide net is able to provide us with the power to find information at our fingertips.

Like the real historical background behind that Virgen con el Nino above…

Translated by my son:

…it is worth mentioning the Romantic carving of the Virgin and Child on the right side of the main altarpiece. Recently restored, it shows a golden polychrome with very warm colors. Maria, with a fine crown, sits seated on a throne, with a very long face and hair hidden under the toque that falls on her shoulders. The neckline of her tunic, slightly triangular, is garnet with golden stencil. Under this tunic he wears another one of darker color, which in the part of the feet shows a succession of very flat folds, under which the typical pointy shoes associate. With one hand he shows himself in an attitude of blessing while with the other he holds the Child who appears seated in the center of the lap. He blesses with his right hand, while holding the Sacred Scriptures with the other hand. He wears a white robe with vertical and horizontal folds, and wears a royal crown. The physical characteristics of both figures are very similar, highlighting the rigidity and seriousness of their faces. This size can be dated at the beginning of the thirteenth century.

 

Also it must be pointed out, that this statue happens to be from the same town (Actually, I believe it is located in the same church…) that brought you this…monstrosity: Del ‘Ecce Homo’ de Borja a la Virgen Dolorosa de Galdakao. El Correo 


Video at the link…

Yeah, remember that funny thing we all laughed at, that was shared via the web?

Botched Jesus fresco becomes surprise success | CNN Travel

 

A combination of three documents provided by the Centre de Estudios Borjanos on August 22, 2012 shows the original version of the painting Ecce Homo (L) by 19th-century painter Elias Garcia Martinez, the deteriorated version (C) and the restored version by an elderly woman in Spain. An elderly woman’s catastrophic attempt to “restore” a century-old oil painting of Christ in a Spanish church has provoked popular uproar, and amusement. Titled “Ecce Homo” (Behold the Man), the original was no masterpiece, painted in two hours in 1910 by a certain Elias Garcia Martinez directly on a column in the church at Borja, northeastern Spain. The well-intentioned but ham-fisted amateur artist, in her 80s, took it upon herself to fill in the patches and paint over the original work, which depicted Christ crowned with thorns, his sorrowful gaze lifted to heaven.

 

Onward to the cartoons:

 

11/22/2017 Cartoon by John Cole

Cartoon by John Cole -

11/22/2017 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

Cartoon by Charlie Daniel -

11/22/2017 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

Cartoon by Nate Beeler -

11/22/2017 Cartoon by Steve Kelley

Cartoon by Steve Kelley -

11/22/2017 Cartoon by Lisa Benson

Cartoon by Lisa Benson -

11/22/2017 Cartoon by Joe Heller

Cartoon by Joe Heller -

11/14/2017 Cartoon by Joe Heller

Cartoon by Joe Heller -

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 11/22/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 11/21/2017 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

Changing of the Guard: 11/22/2017 Cartoon by Sage Stossel

Cartoon by Sage Stossel - Changing of the Guard

Roy Moore Undaunted: 11/11/2017 Cartoon by Sage Stossel

Cartoon by Sage Stossel - Roy Moore Undaunted

11/22/2017 Cartoon by Joel Pett

Cartoon by Joel Pett -

11/17/2017 Cartoon by Joel Pett

Cartoon by Joel Pett -

11/22/2017 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies -

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies -

Thanking Filipino World War II Veterans: 11/22/2017 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - Thanking Filipino World War II Veterans

America and the Alt Right: 11/15/2017 Cartoon by Angelo Lopez

Cartoon by Angelo Lopez - America and the Alt Right

Hey, there should also be a no Italians or dogs sign too.

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Charlie Daniel

Cartoon by Charlie Daniel -

Turkeys: 11/21/2017 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Turkeys

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson -

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Cartoon by Matt Wuerker -

11/16/2017 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Cartoon by Matt Wuerker -

Nick Anderson cartoon: 11/20/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

Cartoon by Kevin Siers -

Impeachable: 11/21/2017 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Impeachable

11/21/2017 Cartoon by Phil Hands

Cartoon by Phil Hands -

Gop Tax Plan: 11/20/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Gop Tax Plan

Al Franken Groping: 11/17/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Al Franken Groping

 

 

Tax Reform: 11/19/2017 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Tax Reform

That was a lot of cartoons there….I think this last one is the best of ’em.

This is an open thread. What new horrors will we face today?

 

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11 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Thankful for this…”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    I tried to get that Spanish translated for you, but I was unable to…Here is the description of the Virgen con el Nino statue:

    • Minkoff Minx says:

      My son translated the Spanish for me:

      4Min Finally, it is worth mentioning the Romantic carving of the Virgin and Child on the right side of the main altarpiece. Recently restored, it shows a golden polychrome with very warm colors. Maria, with a fine crown, sits seated on a throne, with a very long face and hair hidden under the toque that falls on her shoulders. The neckline of her tunic, slightly triangular, is garnet with golden stencil. Under this tunic he wears another one of darker color, which in the part of the feet shows a succession of very flat folds, under which the typical pointy shoes associate. With one hand he shows himself in an attitude of blessing while with the other he holds the Child who appears seated in the center of the lap. He blesses with his right hand, while holding the Sacred Scriptures with the other hand. He wears a white robe with vertical and horizontal folds, and wears a royal crown. The physical characteristics of both figures are very similar, highlighting the rigidity and seriousness of their faces. This size can be dated at the beginning of the thirteenth century

      • Enheduanna says:

        Wow that is old!

        As for the botched restoration of the Martinez painting – I like the new one. It’s sort of like Chagall, no? I feel bad for the original artist, but just because something is old doesn’t make it a classic.

        LOL Happy Thanksgiving – I hope all Sky Dancers are safe and warm.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    It’s starting to bug me that everyone is calling Roy Moore a pedophile. Moore is attracted to teenage girls. Pedophiles are attracted to prepupescent children. The guy is clearly a predator and that’s bad enough.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    JJ, did you see this? Weird.

    This School Had To Get Rid Of A Statue Of A Saint Because…Just Take A Look

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/no-no?utm_term=.lpD27MGGb#.jgYmQbzzo

  4. NW Luna says:

    Thankful for all my SkyDancing friends. Long may we bond together!

  5. NW Luna says:

    Take that, Texas Legislature!

    Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common abortion procedure

    …It is the latest court defeat for a state legislature that has attempted to make it as difficult as possible to have an abortion in Texas, the country’s second-most-populous state.

    Austin-based U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel extended indefinitely a temporary ban he previously issued before the law was set to take effect Sept. 1. That overturns — for now — a law that Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed in June banning a second-trimester abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. Texas is set to appeal, but federal courts in at least four other states already had blocked similar laws.

    Yeakel’s ruling followed a trial this fall in which the judge heard arguments from Texas, which defended the law, and from abortion rights groups who argued that it unconstitutionally burdens women seeking abortions.