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January 05, 2017

Mid-Morning Open Thread

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The Last of The Buffalo
Albert Bierstadt

This is a big painting, almost 10'x6', and it certainly doesn't lend itself to computer screens or tablets or phones, so get your lazy asses over to the Corcoran Gallery of Art ???? *and see the original.

*Bluebell has pointed out that the Corcoran has closed. It looks like the collection has been transferred to the National Gallery of Art.

I was going to use Norman Rockwell's New Kids in The Neighborhood and express the hope that we could return to that tone, but after seeing what happened in Chicago, I was too disheartened. I think Rockwell's expression of hope and optimism has been thoroughly destroyed by the most divisive president in our history. If an honest history is ever written about him, it will describe the comprehensive destruction of racial harmony in America.

PS. LauraW is back on Twitter.... @MissLumps


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