Thursday, June 23, 2005

St. Anthony Tortured By Devils

This is one of my favorite paintings ever. It was painted in 1423 by Sassetta. Not a very good image, but I just wanted to look at it today. Almost anything with wooden club torture, naughty devils, and snarling faces makes me smile. Beat him, devils! Beat him until he submits!

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82 comments:

mountain man said...

It is lovely, this torture in a barren landscape. The victim is calmly elsewhere, submitting to the badness. All is harmonious.

Tutu said...

You are a sicko. But I like this painting.

ham paw said...

love this painting! Hearts to Sassetta and MM.

postmoderndebunker said...

Way to go Sassetta! Although poor St. Anthony. He is the patron saint of pork products you know.

sloth said...

this painting is astonishingly good, MM! The devils are gently and lovingly applying their atrocities. It is soothing.

fabeebles said...

sassetta likes to krunk it up!

Transmogrifier said...

Gentle atrocities are coming into and onto the calm ascetic. Poignant is the stiffness of his beard. Loving is the club action. Gray is gunlike and sallow but happy.

magician parapalegic said...

There is gore everywhere. I like the bloody gore. Gore is good.

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krixfort said...

what the?

mountain man said...

I agree Krix. What on earth.

postmoderndebunker said...

I second that emotion!

mountain man said...

That French F***er stole my poodle pic idea. Damn. I guess it was not mine but still. Tarnation.

krixfort said...

is crew koos Fabeebles in disguise?

sloth said...

He deserves the double-snake treatment.

krixfort said...

ooops, I meant les fabeebles

krixfort said...

MM, if Ned's had a celebrity poker invitational, who would you invite?

mountain man said...

Krix that is a wonderful question. I am ruminating. Let's see...

1. Alice Cooper
2. Animal from the Muppets
3. Bea Arthur
4. Chuck Woolery
5. Radha Mitchell (because there always has to be one babe and I have a crush on her)

I may want to have several simultaneous poker games going so I can invite more celebrities. This is fun.

krixfort said...

What about Charles Nelson Reilley?

mountain man said...

Wait who is that again?

mountain man said...

Is he a babe?

mountain man said...

I forgot to specify that Bea Arthur would have to be topless.

krixfort said...

charles Nelson Reiley was on Match game. he was a freak. a lovable freak.

http://krixfort.com/img/borring.gif

mountain man said...

Oh that guy. I spent many hours with him as a chld watching daytime tv. I miss bad game shows. I can't watch them now but I used to kind of love them. Especially reruns of older ones. There was one, hosted by Burt Convy, where everyone had to wear these horrible large earphones. I don't remember the name of it. I liked Card Sharks and the one where they said "Big Bucks...no whammy"

mountain man said...

I prefer the whammy to come though. Come on whammy. Get me.

fairy butler said...

how about Data from Star Trek? He seems like a poker champ, but he can't read the emotions and nuances of the players very well. This would lead to much hilarity.

mountain man said...

Yes Data would be good, especially sitting next to Animal.

fairy butler said...

Oh my God, that whammy game. It's so annoying but captivating. As a kid I really loved the Price is Right. Family Feud. How bout a tard family feud? think about that. or a tard reality show....

Drastic said...

I bet Christopher Reeve would have been good at poker.

fairy butler said...

I will be hit by lightning later today.

fairy butler said...

yes, drastic, and he was always sitting around anyway.

postmoderndebunker said...

I vote for John Oates, of Hall and Oates. I wanna know more about him and see that mullet and moustache combo.

mountain man said...

YES FB! Tard anything would be so wrong but so good. We are bad people.

The Price is Right was kind of the best one. I loved the showcase showdown. And that beeping wheel they would spin.

postmoderndebunker said...

I have a crush on Bea Arthur...by the way.

mountain man said...

Hall and Oates could just be one player. I would like that.

Drastic said...

Bea Arthur's knockers are hot.

postmoderndebunker said...

How 'bout a reality show based on Corky's daily life (Life goes On revisited)

mountain man said...

I saw Corky on an airplane recently. Both on my way out and on my way in. He seemed good, highly functional, if a balding a little.

Drastic said...

I also think that the Runaway Bride would be good at poker. Her eyes are very distracting.

postmoderndebunker said...

I loved match game.
Let's invite Fanny Flagg and her big _____________.

mountain man said...

How about Rog from What's Happening. He could be good in the poker game. Or his little sister Dee. She might be better.

postmoderndebunker said...

Yes, we will be able to cheat big time by looking into Rog's coke-bottle glasses!
As for Dee---Uh, uh.

Dee said...

Ooooooooo Rog....your in trouble.

fairy butler said...

celebrity tard family feud?

Maybe we should ask Chaka to play poker too?

mountain man said...

Yes Chaka should definitely come. Good one, FB. Everyone with high foreheads should be in one game.

postmoderndebunker said...

..and Ta and Sa? Enik?

sloth said...

Don't invite Sleestack. He's a boor.

postmoderndebunker said...

you're right Sloth--too much heavy breathing.

sloth said...

You need a celebrity dog playing poker... Spuds McKenzie, maybe?

postmoderndebunker said...

How 'bout the dog next door to FB?

krixfort said...

celebrity dogs playing poker. Yes! Brilliant and inspired. There could be Lady, The Tramp, Benji, The shaggy DA, Spuds MacKenzie, Beatrice the temperamental weimeraner from Best in Show. Oh I'm sure there are more I can think of.

Goofy can not come. Whoever said goofy is a dog needs to get off the pipe. Goofy is not a dog, nor is he goofy.

ham paw said...

I have just returned to the cube. There are many enemies. Remember to breath into vents. Pug better move it.

ham paw said...

Please stop pumping my hand in the elevator, summer analyst. I am not an associate. You do not need to kiss up. Your dreams are vile.

summer analyst said...

I am satan on a good day!! :)

sir #2 said...

the infectation is spreading. we are all doomed.

fairy butler said...

hp, where is your wineskin?

Sir # 4 said...

I...I..(cough,cough)...think I am dying...

ham paw said...

wine skin is hooked to my belt. Also beef jerky chew attatched to lapel

fairy butler said...

i am taking the silver pouch out of my box of wine to make it more portable. I will keep it in the overhead compartment with straws dangling for consumption - one for me and one for guests. no one will guess what is going on.

sloth said...

Oh, wouldn't that be great: "In case of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, a straw will descend from above you. It will provide you with a constant flow of the booze of your choice."

postmoderndebunker said...

Fairy...I hope you aren't sitting in seat 29e.

krixfort said...

now I am snorting/laughing. sorry FB. I am not like the snorter.

mountain man said...

I have hunks of the jerkied beef stuck between my teeth. My tongue will not stay in my mouth, I cannot understand this.

ham paw said...

that is very sly FB. how to be sure the drink doesn't go down wrong? Is there a bi-bardon straw?

MM, there is also a flossing mechanism in flight suit. Is your beard soiled?

mountain man said...

My beard is blackened from the dirts of the city. I am a trampoline for pigeons and bugs. My nose continues its dripping patterns on my chin.

Horst said...

I am swollen from eating too much soda and snickers. I will not stop my consumptions.

Fixer said...

Horst is beyond repair. However I am willing to help whoever else needs fixing. I have an array of tools that I can wield upon any of you.

mountain man said...

I could use a good fixing on my groin area. It is not exactly broken, but palpated and trashy.

Bleet said...

Grayness is my anti-oxidant. Some say that the leaky boat is a danger to self but I have witnessed its friendliness in relation to the shores. I am still adrift, still wanting, still consumed by sadness without reason.

ham paw said...

mm, why is your groin troubled?

krixfort said...

yes mm. why?

ham paw said...

MM and Beth got back together????Was there a frolick in your party pant?

mountain man said...

There was no party. Just a raptoring, a snarling, a roping of the region. As though there was a rodeo taking place there. It was uncomfortable and induced by nothing. I blush.

Anonymous said...

That sounds suspicious. Were you lassoing yourself? I think you were, naughty boy.

mountain man said...

Ok, I admit, it was induced by the treacherous Mr. Dank. I did not want to reveal it. There was a loosening of morals that occurred in my bedroom just now.

mountain man said...

I feel soiled.

ham paw said...

you need baptism.

ham paw said...

in the name of the colon and the urinary tract and kidney.

ham paw said...

amen

mountain man said...

oh oh oh thanks hammy.

mountain man said...

I am working through my gender confusion identity pathway issues.

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