Wire Retrospective Trois

Blah, Blah, tele-blah.  I could go on and on.

I realize now that this three-part retrospective is one installment shy.

There are a handful of artists that showed well here who did not make the redux.

Well, we’re crushed.  That’s just too bad for The Weekly Reader.

The selections that did make it are wonderful,

such as:

Antoine Cordet

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Emil Nolde

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Sarah Joncas

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Robert Gwathmey

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Victor Schrekengost

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T. Hart Benton

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Karl Fortess

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And Oscar Bluemner

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Thank you for tuning in.

This has been an uniquely rewarding experience.

I look forward to our second section.  I’m going to continue contrasting contemporary artists with artists from the recent past.

 

Peace, love, and understanding.

p.s. Good luck w The Squat Pot, Car In.  It’s a game changer for sure.

 

 

 

155 Comments

  1. wakey wakey. day two of squatty potty existence.

    Isn’t this EXCITING?

  2. Morning!

  3. Wire: Saving The Best For Last Edition

  4. Car in, has it yet changed your life? Are you feeling a profound and welcome emptiness?

  5. I’m only on day two Leon.

  6. *dons sunglasses*

    She’s on day… number two.

    *YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!*

  7. *slow clap*

  8. Poop blog.

  9. They said Newfies were always at your feet. THEY were not kidding. He just follows me around and sits at my feet.

  10. Just to demonstrate how obsessed we’ve become … Pat wants to get him trained as a service dog (so he can visit nursing homes and such) and I’m considering it so I can take him into stores with me.

    Crikey.

    I’ve never had a dog that was so calm and friendly. Such a new sensation. When people walk by w/o petting him he just looks at them as if they’re crazy. WHY would they do that?

  11. Heh, Elliot is friendly too. Except he strains at the leash and barks and growls. He can’t figure out why no one wants to play.

    If we walk by people with dogs, we’re totally cool, though.

  12. Dog poop blog.

  13. I’m going to continue contrasting contemporary artists with artists from the recent past.

    I read “contrasting” as “castrating,” and concluded that neither set of artists would be happy.

  14. I’d like to kick John Koskinen so hard in the nuts they end up around his neck in a bloody bow tie.

  15. He’s a farkin prick, Hotspur.

  16. I recall some bad ends being brought to “revenuers” in the old south. When the mayhem begins, I expect to see a comeback for this sort of thing.

  17. Tsing Tao ok, Jay. I’ve had my share, no doubt. It’s cool to have the recipie.

    My favorite right now is an old stand by called Corona Familiar. I’ts a very crisp, medium bodied, ale.

    I havnt brewed in a bit. Thanks for reminding me.

  18. I firmly believe that every once in a while you have to string up a few pols to remind the others exactly who the fuck they work for.

  19. Mare is very descriptive this morning.

  20. I’d favor TT’s approach w rapist and molesters as well. Maybe even Jehovas.

  21. Mmmmm. That Tiger beer in the picture is a stand out. Deliscious!

  22. My late Uncle Charlie was an ATF agent in Alabama in the 70s. I’m staying with his daughter, my cousin Sally while I’m in Birmingham. Last night she showed me some really cool pictures of some stills they busted back around 72-75. If you like your hootch made in galvanized trashcans, Cleburne County is your place.

  23. Ima set yo flag on fiya.

  24. As of tomorrow, 7 day work weeks are back.

  25. Mare! Leave pupster alone!

    https://is.gd/8C8D1Q

  26. People under the age of 34 are most likely living with their parents.

    How sad is that?

  27. People under the age of 34 are most likely living with their parents.

    How sad is that?

    I know that I’m supposed to be the evil regressive and all that, but the left’s policies are basically taking us back to the feudal system. A powerful elite who live in luxury and control our lives, while the masses live a meager existence with multi-generational families in one house.

  28. My dad started making the observation twenty years ago that liberal policies were leading to feudalism. Ted Kennedy was his #1 whipping boy for a long time.

  29. If you like your hootch made in galvanized trashcans, Cleburne County is your place.

    Recipe for heavy metal poisoning, that.

    And real feudalism is an arguably better system, if only because the oligarchy is explicit rather than implicit, and the nobility in feudal times always lived and governed in fear for their lives, which could be snatched away at any moment by a determined agent. Feudalism masquerading as democracy is the worst of all possible political systems. Even a mandarinate would be better.

  30. Had lunch with once-and-likely-future-coworkers. I expect an offer very soon.

  31. Make your colon great again!

  32. Squatty Potty should make ads with that slogan.

  33. Per @notch that Hillary icon is worth about 8 of Bill here in the US.

  34. Being a serf has a lot to recomend it judging by how much effort we put forth to earn our degrees and report to the fields in order to raise our cash and pay our taxes.

    A tax revolt would send the message very quickly and clearly that we hold the purse as well as the pitchfork.

    I don’t decry the state of our kingdom. It seems perfectly comfortable to most as they cause no friction to the crown.

  35. What we have now makes inherited monarchy sensible by comparison. A king or queen is at least a fellow citizen, and has something of a vested interest in the posterity of the kingdom. International gangsters and World Citizens have no such motivation.

    I honestly think Russia would have been better off making Putin an explicit czar rather than the messy temporary and sketchily-legal attachment to power that he has now. He’s got every reason to hide the money and run, and he’s no less powerful than he would have been as a monarch.

  36. Our betters cannot complete their coup until they finish disarming us.

    Flyover America won’t go quietly.

  37. 2 shipments this week are coming out of Deerfield Academy.

    High school for only $52,000 per year.

  38. Their bachelors degree in women’s studies will cost more than $500,000.

    Insanity.

  39. The problem with a tax revolt is:
    A. They make you pay in advance via estimates or withholding
    2. Cash holdings are electronic, they can just grab it directly out of your account, or freeze your accounts, or take it from your employer before you get it.

  40. People who don’t pay federal or state income taxes have no dog in this fight nor do they have sufficient assets to worry about losing. Mitt’s famous 47% are sleeping through any revolt. Those with sufficient income and assets would need to revolt en masse for it to be effective (i.e.: avoiding individual punishment/confiscation of assets).

  41. I am alluding to tax revolt in the aggressive takeover by the electorate of the tax code not the passive per tax payer variety.

    I don’t think it’s in the cards though because people have skin in the game as it is now and therefore won’t bleed for change.

    I don’t blame them.
    Neither do I wear sackcloth and lament the state of the nation.

    /bornofserfdom

  42. 17% of the workforce is employed by federal, state, or local government, add in their family members and you have about 17% of the population.

    That puts us at 64%. Add in all the unions and manufactures that rely on the government and we are totally screwed.

    They have won.

  43. How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    THAT’S NOT FUNNY!

  44. Paula and I went to Moe’s for lunch today

    http://www.moesoriginalbbq.com/

    Pulled pork, beans, slaw and cornbread with a lemonade. It was pretty good.

  45. There’s a Moe’s BBQ and a Moe’s Southwest Grill here. There’s better BBQ here, and they yell at you when you walk in the southwest grill one.

  46. I need to find this place https://is.gd/IaqbuX

  47. If I owned that place I would hire Hotbride to be the company spokesperson.

  48. Dan called an audible and ixnayed the Trump Rally. He played the “Crowd Card”. I don’t do well in crowds.

  49. Yeah, I didn’t realize they were a chain until I searched for the link and saw the locations bar. Looks like ‘Bama and CO have the most locations. Actual barbecue joints are scarce around here so, to me, it was good stuff.

  50. https://is.gd/eIWNxS

  51. 5 years ago there were no BBQ places around here, now they are everywhere.

  52. There’s a BBQ joint 100 yards from my house. I’ve never been there.

  53. If a lot of trees were cut down and I looked out the second floor with my binoculars I could see #10 on this list

    http://maine.eater.com/maps/best-barbecue-maine-restaurants-bbq

    except for the fact it just closed. The guy who owned it moved to Texas a couple of years back, got divorced and decided to liquidate a few places he had opened (our oldest was friends with his kid and actually took a trip down to Texas a couple of summers ago).

  54. All of our BBQ chains are crappy. My fav chain is Sonny’s. Famous Dave’s is ok. We have Rudy’s and Dickey’s. Blergh

  55. That’s funny Alex. I’ve never been to the one mentioned above (4 points). They had funny hours and stopped serving when they ran out of food which was sometimes pretty early. Not to mention the line of motorcycles lining the curb. More predictable to make my own. Probably safer too.

  56. https://is.gd/NjK4HV

  57. Jimbro,
    Did you watch “27” by the same guy?
    Pretty cute…

  58. Just watched it. He’s good! British accent helps

  59. Evening Hostages. My house is overwhelmed and bursting with people. Good…but a bit overwhelming.

    How goes it?

  60. I think we’re good for the most part, although Cyn might be cheating on us.

  61. What???? How could she? With who?

  62. I just hope it’s not crossfit.

  63. That would be unforgivable.

  64. End of school year family stuff?

  65. Still waiting to hear if MiL will be able to go home to the Woodmark. We’re hopeful that everything will go well.

  66. Yeah oso. Right now it’s me, my wife, the two midgets, my mother in law, father in law, brother in law, his wife, and their 1 year old son.

    In a 3 bedroom house.

    Love them all, just not a lot of room…to breathe.

  67. Bcoch is Messican?

  68. I am going to be in Providence tomorrow, Thursday, and Tuesday.

    I should do some BBQ research.

  69. When I think of Rhode Island, “BBQ” isn’t a word that’s in my mind.

    “Commies in a tiny collective that somehow rates congressional representation” is pretty much all I’ve got.

  70. Dan’s Gorton antecedents can be traced to RI. We’ve never been to NE. Niagara Falls.

  71. In the old days Providence was known for good Italian food, titty bars and mafia connections. I am sure they were not related.

  72. Dan’s family came West on orphan trains.

  73. I didn’t see Cyn at crossfit

  74. It’s more upscale now, Jimbro. It’s a great day trip city.

  75. Oh. Excellent. In addition to the house full of people, I’ve now pissed off the wife.

    She misremembered an event. I disagreed. I remember the event distinctly because I was directly involved in every aspect of it. But I’m an asshole for saying she’s wrong.

  76. The mafia cleaned it up.

    The RISD art museum is incredible.

  77. You were probably drunk, so she’s probably right.

  78. Lol. It’s not unusual to be drunk, but I can distinctly recall every instance of this particular event because it was a complete clusterfuck and 90% of it happened while she was out of town.

  79. I always concede on the memory deal. Makes life easier. I have a freakish memory. Really freaky. Just being right makes it ok. Especially since everyone knows I’m right.

  80. Hey Bcoch…let it go🎶Let it go🎶

  81. Providence is a nice walking city with nifty architecture and nice restaurants.

    Brought to you through cooperation between liberal academic colleges-town types and your friendly neighborhood skull-crackin’ mafioso pols.

  82. My way is better for your marriage.

  83. Feed her brisket.

  84. Is this still a blog for cool people?

  85. That helps too.

  86. Peppers are transplanted. Looking kinda puny, not sure we’ll make it.

    Basil looks good. no onions yet.

  87. Neal Stephenson was right. We’re almost at the point where the mafia is a more trustworthy guardian of a community than the ostensible government.

    Skateboarding with magnetic harpoons on cables will be along any moment.

  88. Scott is likely right. However, “well then you’re stupid” gets my juices flowing. Especially in front of people.

  89. I can distinctly recall every instance of this particular event

    https://is.gd/n9sREu

  90. Bcoch likes to get his junk punched.

    Only explanation.

  91. She’s probably on her period. You should ask her just to make sure.

  92. Feed her brisket.

    Oh man, my FIL was watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, or whatever that show is called. They were at some place down in Texas. They had a dish called, I believe, “Dillo Eggs”. Giant pickled jalepenos that were stuffed with bbq beef brisket and then deep fried. Looked soooo good.

  93. Tell her to relax and to calm down. Chicks love that.

  94. Telling her she’s just like her mother also works.

  95. Have you considered asking her if she’d ever like to blow you again?

    Really hit her where it hurts.

  96. Disagreeing about a series of remembered events shouldn’t lead to name-calling. I don’t care who does it.

    Marriage is a game of catch. Sometimes you gotta be careful how you throw the ball, and it’s always got two sets of fingerprints, but spiking it into the ground helps no one.

  97. Tell her to relax and to calm down. Chicks love that.

    That is an excellent idea. Newlyweds always have the most awesome marriage advice.

  98. Memory is funny. Laura and I remember most things the same way, but about 10% of the time we don’t.

    I’ll never fight over the 10%, even though I am always right.

  99. Marriage is a game of catch. Sometimes you gotta be careful how you throw the ball, and it’s always got two sets of fingerprints, but spiking it into the ground helps no one.
    —————————–
    Can someone please loan me their Cliff Claven decoder ring?

  100. Paula has a memory of all the knuckle headed comments or actions I’ve done since we’ve been together and can summon them in an instant. I have an incredible gift of forgetting what pissed me off and moving on to some other shiny object that catches my attention. It works for us.

  101. Can someone please loan me their Cliff Claven decoder ring?

    I was attempting to use a Little Orphan Annie decoder ring that I got from drinking lots of Ovaltine.

  102. Never spike the memory ball!!!!

  103. You broke the memory ball, when you were drunk.

  104. Marriage is a game of catch. Sometimes you gotta be careful how you throw the ball, and it’s always got two sets of fingerprints, but spiking it into the ground helps no one.

    https://is.gd/I4bFmL

  105. Dan has an incredible memory. Mine is a wee bit better. He never forgives. I never forget. Match made in Purgatory?

  106. Can someone please loan me their Cliff Claven decoder ring?

    Successful marriage involved cooperation with the other person, not self-centered acts.

  107. Scott, short term boozed up memory is a test. I have to recreate each evening based on evidence. Where are my glasses? Finding the phone? Why is my tiara by the sink?

  108. Someone once told me that the secret ingredients to a lasting marriage were honesty, trust, and kindness. But if you can’t have those then alcohol, lust, and a long list of mutual enemies works just as well.

  109. The metaphor is about the relationship. The ball is always going back and forth. Sometimes it gets dropped; thrower, catcher, doesn’t matter, you both left fingerprints on it, and you have to both choose to pick it up again and keep playing. Spiking the ball at the ground is when you deliberately communicate poorly out of spite or some other bad motive.

  110. We don’t argue.

    It just doesn’t happen.

  111. Volleyball?

  112. Scott, we don’t argue. Lots of teasing and laughter.

  113. No, catch. In volleyball you’re trying to win against the other person by making them miss the ball. Catch is only fun while you’re both keeping the ball in the air, and the only way anyone wins is if you both keep playing.

  114. Oh joy, my pre-ordered copy of The Manga Guide to Linear Regression just shipped!

  115. We were just laughing about his parents today. My MiL to my FiL: Now, Fred, I thought we agreed you were only having one beer. Dan: I h8 it when you fight!!!! (I didn’t realize I had just witnessed a fight. MiL apologized for years for her loss of control)

  116. Yeah, we don’t do catch. Eventually, one of us wants to score.

  117. I think Jay Mohr had it right – you have to have similar “hates”. *Happy and Loving It*

  118. I hope you mean sex, which, ideally, you both score.

  119. That too!!! We compete about everything, though.

  120. Marriage is give and take. For better or for worse isn’t just a trite saying in the vows. There are highs and lows. Big ones and little ones.

    To me, marriage and love are about knowing there’s a limit. Knowing that no matter the current anger or upset, that person, in the end, will always be there.

    I know that no matter what stupid, or serious, thing the wife and I are upset about, the marriage is solid. It’s the backbone. It goes nowhere.

  121. I know that no matter what stupid, or serious, thing the wife and I are upset about, the marriage is solid. It’s the backbone. It goes nowhere.

    If Henry VIII had understood this, history might be very different.

  122. If Henry VIII had understood this, history might be very different.

    If American society understood this, the last 50 years would be very different.

  123. The metaphor is about the relationship. The ball is always going back and forth. Sometimes it gets dropped; thrower, catcher, doesn’t matter, you both left fingerprints on it, and you have to both choose to pick it up again and keep playing. Spiking the ball at the ground is when you deliberately communicate poorly out of spite or some other bad motive.
    ———————————————
    You talk about balls a lot.

  124. Laura?

    http://tinyurl.com/grw6p3m

  125. I used to be naive.

  126. I really think Henry divorcing Catherine of Aragon is a critical turning point in Western Civ. It fractured Christendom yet again, and it’s the reason divorce eventually exploded in Europe and the US.

  127. You talk about balls a lot.

    Blame the patriarchy. If this were the 1800s I’d be using poker metaphors. Or whist.

  128. Dan never once considered divorcing me over my infertility. He would’ve been a great dad.

  129. Smile and nod works well too.

  130. No way, ball lover. One guy facing down the Roman church didn’t break it.

    Giving Henry VIII all of the credit for the Reformation is a bridge too far. So is wanting to put balls in your mouth, but you’d know more about that than me.

    However, he did talk about Anne Boleyn’s tits as ‘duckies’, which is totally awesome and hilarious.

  131. The other protestants didn’t do divorce, MJ, that started with the Anglicans, i.e. Henry. Some of the others eventually permitted it, but not all. Heck, even some of the latter-day denominations (Adventists, for example) still say “one man, one woman, for life”. Anglicanism started with divorce. It might not have changed everything – fallen human nature did most of the work – but history and how western civ views divorce would likely be very different.

  132. Anne Boleyn’s duckies were the Archduke Ferdinand of tits.

  133. We aren’t soul mates. We’re cell mates. Life sentence. No parole. Laughing through the tears. That’s the secret. And booze.

  134. I’m trying not to jinx the Pens. KMN

  135. FYI: Just because I watch hockey, doesn’t mean I want to talk hockey. Blah blah blah KMN

  136. I had come to terms with Mrs Caruther’s infertility by the time we got our miracle. I’d never have left, we just would have retired early and spoiled our nieces and nephews.

  137. How is there hockey when there’s no ice?

  138. Anne Boleyn’s duckies were the Archduke Ferdinand of tits.
    ————————
    Now you’re just showing off, although that’s very clever.

    Here’s a question: how many divorces were allowed under the Anglican church for the next 100 years after our dear friend Henry decided that he’d like to get hisself a little strange?

  139. Good evening Citizens!

    Sorry for the long abscence, been out flying my tail off trying to make some extra $ to pay for Eldest phatspawn’s new (used) car and the youngest’s ortho.

    Leave for Brazil in the pm. Never been to Sao Paulo before. Hope it’s fun, I have two more trips there next month!

  140. “Never let the king know that he has more power than the Pope”, or something like that.

    Too bad Congress didn’t heed that warning as well.

  141. I honestly don’t know, but I still say it set the tone. Kinda like how Wickard v Filburn means 0bama can dictate tranny bathrooms.

  142. There was the brief period when Mary Tudor was queen and brought the CoE back into communion with Rome, during which I suspect there was a dearth of divorce/remarriage events.

  143. Bed time.

  144. Bloody Mary. Mary’s Land. Blah

  145. 120 years.

    Henry VIII was the ultimate hipster. He did shit 1.2 centuries before it was cool.

  146. This is funny:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a80X-rqiTY

  147. G’night. TMI dept, MiL has a place to go Thursday after discharge. Dan finalized more legal BS. Light at the end of the tunnel. Happy happy score score. IYKWIMAITTYD

  148. Come on to my house
    Come on and do something new
    I know you derp one person so
    Why can’t you derp two?

  149. Morning, Nerds.

  150. You talkin to me? Are you fuckin talkin to me?????

  151. Yes.

  152. Hi Mare.


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