Auguste.....

.... good afternoon, Fellow Travelers, I hope that you are all well on this fine November day.... as for me, I'm tolerable..... and it appears that the Volunteers have successfully manhandled those Ole Miss knuckledraggers, so all is well....

.... oh, and I was negligent yesterday in wishing a very happy birthday to Auguste Rodin - who, had he still been with us - would have celebrated his 170th birthday..... and so, since I'm off to peel some potatoes for my pot roast, I shall leave you with The Kiss..... out of all of his work, it is my personal favorite...... with The Gates of Hell running a very close second.....

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.... nice, eh?..... nothing like a SEC win and a fine piece of art.... and a plate of my pot roast, of course.....

by Eric on November 13, 2010 | Bullshit (11) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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Under normal circumstances -when The Orange Den of Iniquity is not playing Ole Miss- I would wish you and the Missus the best that Northeast Mississippi could possibly offer.

However, being as the events of today have dictated the negative - a white glove to my face, for lack of a better description......

I hope you choke on your pot roast (but not really).

Bullshitted by Andy on November 13, 2010 07:02 PM

I have a fake bronze replica of that in my kitchen. It stirs my fires of passion every time I walk past it.

Bullshitted by Erica on November 13, 2010 08:51 PM

My Mom and Dad have a replica of that in their bedroom. Or had. I remember it there... from when I was a small child. Now I'm curious as to if it is still there...

Bullshitted by Bou on November 13, 2010 09:16 PM

When I was taking art history in college, I remember reading that Rodin was quite the cantankerous character. And oddly, the few of my friends who are sculptors, are quite cantankerous too.

Sort of off topic here, but you asked on my blog if I'm still painting. And I haven't painted in a long time...crazy life issues sort of got in the way and ate up all my...everything.

But thank you for asking. That has sort of prodded me into digging out my paints and canvases. I'm going to try to get something rolling. If I do actually make something acceptable for viewing, I'll post it.

Thanks again for asking!

Bullshitted by DogsDontPurr on November 13, 2010 09:20 PM

OK State beat Texas. I won a first and second place (watercolor) in our local art show. Jesse won a third place (Photography)and a second place (3D - pottery). Now I think I need a pot roast.

Bullshitted by Lou on November 14, 2010 06:56 AM

That pot roast of yours is a work of art.

Bullshitted by Elisson on November 14, 2010 05:54 PM

Guess I am the odd one out... My personal favorite of his is "The Thinker".

Bullshitted by Lemon Stand on November 14, 2010 07:06 PM

As an afterthought, I always believed that Rodin's "Monument to Balzac" (giggle) was depicting ol' Honore as jacking off beneath his moo-moo. You see that too, right? I am not the only one?

Bullshitted by Erica on November 16, 2010 12:12 PM

Bou, it's still there.

Who would not appreciate Rodin? Oh mercy....

Bullshitted by h~ on November 17, 2010 03:06 PM

Looked at our statue. Appears the same except the rock formation is less at the sides. It's alabaster on a marble base. At of the back base is the name G. Ruggeri. TGOO purchased it in Italy many years ago.

Bullshitted by h~ on November 17, 2010 04:07 PM

Well, there you have it! I don't have to check now!!! :) Thanks, Mom! I have to say... I'm kind of surprised that DAD purchased it. I figured you did!

Bullshitted by Bou on November 17, 2010 09:26 PM