Saturday, April 26, 2008
RANDOM EBAY POST
CHAMBORD- gothic chateau of france. begun in 1532 by francis I, carried on by henry II and finished by Louis XIV. built in black stone. famous as residence of diana of poitiers and stanislaw, king of poland whose s-i-l, louis XV bestowed on marshal saxe. given by napoleon to marshal berthier, representativeof the bourbons, who became count de chambord.
CHAMOIS-gemse of the germans. the only antelope in west europe. goat-like, 3 ft long, 2 ft high at shoulders. the horns about 6-8 inches long. black slender, round, and slightly striated and hook backwards.
Friday, April 25, 2008
RANDOM EB POST
CHABRIAS- celebrated athenian general. assumed command in 392 bc. defeated spartans at aegina 388 and at nexos 376. w/ iphicrates + callistratus commanded at coregra and repulsed epaminondas before walls of corinth. in 366, together w/ callistratius. accused of treachery in advising the surrender of oropus to the thebans and said defended by plato. went to tachos-king of egypt. at start of the social war 357, jined charles, in command of the athenian fleet. at siege of chios, ship diabled, refused to flee and fell fighting bravely. famous for inventing 'receiving charge'- on left knee w/spears of the front ranks pointed at the enemy, shields on the ground.
CHAMBERS, George- 1803-1840. marine painter. several years followed his father who was a seaman. would sketch while at sea. master observed. set him free to art. started as house painter, then scene painter at the pavillion theater. 1834 elected to the watercolor society, buut he had always been frail and died
RANDOM HOARD POST
this is my best potato smoosher. did i already do it? my 1/2 price treasure. paid a whopping $1.50. tho, i oiled it and you can tell it's tiger/birds eye maple now. i recently got a rival tho. i am guessing it is early 1800's. quite rare. mine. part of my retirement plan.
RANDOM EBAY OBJECT POST
very big dala horse. better painting and black! usually red. this was a big one. got $$$.
RANDOM MILW URINAL POST
2 very good LTTE today. one pointing out that jimmy carter was in the mid-east talking to hamas, and georgee was on DEAL OR NO DEAL, THE STUPIDEST GAME SHOW EVER.
the other-1)-you can talk to people you don't like to avert war.
2)-you can start a war so you don't have to talk to people you don't like.
FRIG'S DAY ART BLOGGING
not mine, but a small painting by ralph. bought at his estate sale. i got a lot of cool stuff at his house. this was the only painting i wanted. pretty cool. think it was a $3 bag. or it was around $1. i should display it.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
RANDOM EBAY OBJECT POST
i have been keeping an eye on eames objects since that zoo-line monkey did so well. this did well. should have done better. but milw just taint that mod. i have sold smaller mod stuff. but keeping my eye out for these now!
RANDOM EB POST
CERVANTES-DAA VEDRA, Miguel De- 1547-1616. author of don quixote. soldier? lot of spanish history 1584 poetry. blah blah blah. 347-356
CESARI, Giuseppe- called li Cavaliere d' Arpino. 1568ish. italian painter. good color, bad human form, bad perspective, extremities. monotonous and chiascuro defective. d. 1640 72 or 80ish.
gee, he doesn't seem that bad.
CEYLON- 359-370. only commerce. no read.
RANDOM HISTORY POST
or is this archaeology? they found the oldest OIL paintings in a cave in afghanistan. better root out the taliban now. looks like something else they can blow up.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
CENSUS-blah blah. 1st attempted in britain(not ireland) in 1801. USA-1st in 1790and 10 yrs after.
CENTURION- officer in infantry who commanded 100 men, but afterwards indefinate #. 2 grades, to drill soldiers and to appoint tasks and power to punish minor offences.
CERBERUS- greek mythology. dog guarding the entrance of hades, not against incomers, but against any who may try to escape. in HESIOD he is many headed monster w/ a tail of a snake.
CERES- roman goddess of seed and harvest. whorshipped w/ liber(bachus) and libera proserpine. demeter-greek goddess of seeds and harvest.
WODEN'S DAY KITTY PORN BLOGGING
too much basil, but he IS so photogenic. sybil thinking about eating african violet blossoms. pansy ate them this week. looks like somebody needs cat grass.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
38? $@#%^@#$% STPID BUSH WEEKS TO GO
oh, the economy is fine. just a little slow
like the gerbils in georgee head, give them some blow
38? MORE STUPID STUPID BUSH WEEKS TO GO
georgee said it. not a recession. nope, just retarded. like him.
RANDOM CAT POST
so, they say cat to not have sweet receptors on their tongues. so WHY do mine like cookies and WHY did sybil just inhale frosting i just picked off my kringle???
even basil likes frosting.