Comments: Monday's Stack of Slack is Back

This portrait is of . . . whom? Looks like a touch up or copy of an old Warner Sallman painting. When I was young, the owners of these works at the time (Kriebel & Bates) were neighbors. Bates lived next door, and used to bring home packages of Sallman prints in cheap little frames, for his son, and my pal, Freddie and I to peddle door to door in our neighborhood for pocket money. Kriebel lived about six doors down from us.

Posted by BillH at February 18, 2013 9:27 AM

Jesus was a short brown man

Posted by bgarrett at February 18, 2013 9:35 AM

I love reading Mitchell, but I've come to suspect he made up half of what he wrote. Everyone he wrote about was so astonishingly quotable, and he found those people twice a day. On deadline.

Posted by Lileks at February 18, 2013 10:24 AM

I concur. Indeed he was the master of blending amalgamation with imagination.

Posted by vanderleun at February 18, 2013 11:05 AM

I want a sound weapon that I can aim at a boom car radiating noise and profanity. Something that, with the push of a button can not only fry all their speakers, but their engine and hydraulics as well.

Posted by Jewel at February 18, 2013 3:04 PM

When I saw that headline about "Black Porn for Black Women", I was expecting something like that satirical "Porn for Women" series that shows fully-clothed guys cooking meals, doing housework, etc. Except in this variant, it would depict fully-clothed Black men holding books, paychecks, and clean NCIC printouts.

Posted by Skorpion at February 18, 2013 6:01 PM

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