My Butterfly

My Butterfly painting is up for auction!

It was my first painting since I moved to USA.

Good luck!

Lots of love,


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  1. l-p-r says:

    “It’s sexy and it’s cool and it’s news to talk about the most important work
    in a single sale on a single evening, but one has to be careful of the myopia as
    a business of focusing only on that very
    important activity,” Murphy told Reuters.

    “Twenty percent of our buyers this past year were brand new to Christie’s,
    never bought here before,” he said in an interview at the company’s headquarters
    in central London, sitting beneath a small Picasso being sold next month.

  2. Anonymous says:

    anyone like bleak, depressing “humour”? 
    from Chris Morris’s Jam (sketch show) – Living Outside

  3. joycez meyer says:

    I think the color
    is not as important as the butterfly, which could mean that changes are
    ahead for you, but they will be for the best

  4. Melanie says:

    wow nice painting…
    your creativity is mind blowing..
    very beautiful painting..
    i wants it…

  5. Neuroway says:

    “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
       - Steven P. Jobs (1955-2011)

    • Neuroway says:

      Aloha, dear friendaes and friendoes. A highly precise scientific study conducted in the most extreme experimental conditions has shown that the risk of mortality for humans is 100%. Quite a surprising magnitude of risk indeed, oh eh? But panic not, dear humanoids, a cure is on its way, I tell you. It is scientifically proven that this revolutionary cure will reduce the risk of mortality to 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999899999999999999997999999999999999999999999999999999999999995738267194092348129487 by the year 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999210934871209834120934812938412093487129384712938472189347 AD, if you listen very carefully and follow exactly the simple instructions of this savvy video. All right? I trust you will help and do your part to reduce the risk of death we are all facing. Thank you. Peace and love my dear friendoes and friendaes. All right?

      – Dr. Dick McLaughlin, Ph.D. in Statistics and Probabilities

  6. I got an E-mail about “adding inches to your manhood.”

  7. Anonymous says:

    for anyone interested in this stuff ..

    a good bulletin video from RT about: phantom gold and silver v. physical gold and silver; and white man’s burden (to help out those nations that have political or resource value and need our help to replace their government with one more compliant to the forces of international capitalism). 

  8. Neuroway says:

    “I remixed a remix.”   - Mitch Hedberg (1968-2005)

  9. Anonymous says:

    for those interested in this kind of thing ..

    a twitterer using the name Anonymous (@OperationLeakS) has posted an image from the aftermath of an Israeli attack on Gaza saying the image was from an attack on Syrian civilians by Assad.

    website hosting images (2009) from the aftermath of Israeli attack on Gaza … 

    tweet (including orig fraud) by person who identified the fraud:!/syriancommando/status/179086546408976384/photo/1 

    .. interesting how once a group (eg. Anonymous) has been set up and becomes popular, it then becomes a tool of propaganda by ppl posing as that group.

  10. Neuroway says:

    “Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.”   - Al Capp (1909-1979)

  11. Neuroway says:

    Gangsters and prostitutes have one thing in common: the love of money.

  12. Neuroway says:

    “For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.”
       - Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867)

  13. Neuroway says:

    The blood which runs into your veins is not globalized. Globalization can’t level it to “universal” standards. Because it is the blood of your ancestors. And you are their descendant. If your ancestors honoured you in the past, then you should honour them in the present and the future, together with your descendants, so they will never be ashamed of you.

  14. Neuroway says:

    Virtuous intelligence is way too proud to fatten itself on the back of the weak.

  15. Neuroway says:

    Intelligence can easily recognize stupidity when it feels it. Not vice-versa.

  16. Anonymous says:

    “As long as computers can connect to each other, nothing will ever stop piracy.” -LickMyAsshole, Reddit

  17. l-p-r says:

    Hail the painter ARTeST!   

    @hotforwords Happy International Woman’s day!
    Spanx inventor Sara Blakely is now a billionaire at 41 years old, making her the youngest woman on the latest Forbes magazine billionaires list to amass that much wealth on her own.Blakely, the creator and owner of the line of women’s slimming, smoothing undergarments called Spanx, is the youngest self-made woman to make Forbes list – meaning she didn’t inherit or marry into the money.She’s one of several billionaires who appear on the cover of the latest Forbes issue.  

  18. Neuroway says:

    “Every man has so inviolable a liberty to make words stand for what ideas he pleases, that no one hath the power to make others have the same ideas in their minds that he has, when they use the same words that he does.”
        – John Locke (1632-1704)

  19. Anonymous says:

    OOO, just one more and we’ll have 500 comments…
    List of English words of Welsh origin

  20. Anonymous says:

    MARINA! @hotforwords:disqus  !  Throw us another bone, the excess comments on this page are making it load too slow!
    (Love ya! <3 )

    • I was having the same thought watching the number of items loading. I sent M an E-mail about some site typos, but they didn’t get fixed, so I have to assume (making an ass, um, out of you and an e out of me) that either is not being monitored or it is and nobody is doing anything about anything. So your plea may be just a cry in the dark. 

  21. Neuroway says:

    “The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are more often influenced by the things that ‘seem’ than by those that ‘are’.”    - Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469-1527)

  22. Anonymous says:

    Atari Teenage Riot - Black Flags 

    Atari Teenage Riot donate their “Black Flags” royalties (from Sony) to Anonymous

  23. Have you ever driven across Nevada east to west? There is a seemingly endless set of valleys separated by ridges every 15 miles or so. You get out of your car and see not a creature alive and hear nothing but the “tink, tink, tink” sound of your exhaust stack cooling down. It’s like being in an anechoic chamber.

    It reminds me of this site. When is M coming back?

  24. To Catch a beautiful butterfly is one of the nice experience but we all likes them to see alive with the beautiful colors .

  25. Anonymous says:

    @liTTlepuSSyleo:disqus reminds us this is a linguistics site:
    Origin of language: How did we get from monkey chatter to the dialogs of Plato?

  26. Neuroway says:

    “Light is the symbol of truth.”
        - James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

    • l-p-r says:

      Lather up…  

      Aquinas distinguished four kinds of law: eternal, natural, human and divine. Eternal law refers to divine reason, known only to God, God’s plan for the universe; man needs this, without which he would totally lack direction. Natural law is the human “participation” in the eternal law in rational creatures and is discovered by reason. Divine law is revealed in the scriptures and is Gods positive law for mankind. Human law is supported by reason and enacted for the common good.-  Louis Pojman, Ethics (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1995).  -Natural law, of course, is based on “first principles”:
      . . . this is the first precept of the law, that good is to be done and promoted, and evil is to be avoided. All other precepts of the natural law are based on this . . .-  Summa, Q94a2.  -
      The desires to live and to procreate are counted by Aquinas among those basic (natural) human values on which all other human values are based.  sourced wikipedia

        ..why they made me bring butter into town to get some moneySocial psychologists typically explain human behavior as a result of the interaction of mental states and immediate social situations.

  27. Neuroway says:

    “Necessity has the face of a dog.”   - Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (1927-????)

  28. Anonymous says:

    Now the economies of the world are crashing and burning (‘cept for those not scammed by the Wall St shenanigans), it may be time to consider expert advice on precious metals …

    “Always buy silver whenever you see a black cat popping out of a uterus” - Jesse Livermore

  29. Neuroway says:

    “I can recognize intelligence when I sense it.”   
    - Dr. Buck L. Pennyson, Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence & Pattern Recognition

  30. Anonymous says:

     Just for laughs…Dragostea Din Tei (Numa Numa) as mis-heard by Russians!
    (See Marina’s lesson on mondegreen) :-D

  31. l-p-r says:

    Sorry about my horses breaking down your fence!  No telling about ..A Horse To Water- concert for george ….…paint brushes were made to paint/hemp oil

  32. “You can lead a whore to water, but you can’t make her take a bath.”  — Amocriphil Widdlesham

  33. Neuroway says:

    “Stupidity is very much sexy and entertaining indeed.”    – Dr. Bob D. Buck, Ph.D. in history & cilivization

  34. Who is this guy and is resistance really futile?

  35. Neuroway says:

    To make a pig – ah, that requires great reflection…

    “Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.”    - Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

  36. Neuroway says:

    When you pick a fight, you choose a side. Choose carefully.

  37. Neuroway says:

    Fight only if a fight is worth it.

  38. Neuroway says:

    “6.5% of all humans ever born are still on this planet. The other 93.5% made it back where they came from.”    – Dr. Buck (50,000BC – 2,012AD)

  39. Anonymous says:

    Bill O’Reilly has cast his keen analytic mind on the JFK assassination. He’s expected to reveal that Iran was involved.

  40. Neuroway says:

    “Intelligence, sometimes, can be extremely beautiful. Stupidity, at best, wears tons of makeup. At worst, it is an ugly harlot.”
       - Anonymous

  41. Neuroway says:

    “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” 
     - Romans 15:1

  42. Neuroway says:

    “The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.”
       - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC-43BC)

    • Neuroway says:

      “Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.”
         - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1829)

    • l-p-r says:

      Brains 4-sale……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

      ………………..College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.
      Elbert Hubbard quotes ………..

      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Chico HAMILTON “El Toro” (1962)

  43. Anonymous says:

    the strange alliance between Hells Angels, Young Liberals and White Panthers at the Isle of Wight (1970) music festival (bigger than Woodstock, by the way). 

  44. Neuroway says:

    “I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things”   
    - Comte Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944)

  45. Anonymous says:

    “‘Woman who fly upside-down is bound to have hairy crack-up’” – Confucius

  46. Neuroway says:

    “I am extremely patient with stupidity. But I have zero patience for people who profit from it.”
        – Baron Hellmutt von Crackerjackenfest VII

  47. Neuroway says:

    “Allow me.”    – Baron Hellmutt von Crackerjackenfest VI (1918-1939)

  48. Anonymous says:

    Truth is treason in an empire of lies – Ron Paul

  49. Anonymous says:

    That is very Creative and Mind Blowing Butterfly.

  50. Anonymous says:

    US foreign policy as explained by Charles Manson… 

  51. Neuroway says:

    μολὼν λαβέ!

  52. Neuroway says:

    “Shoot!”   - Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967)

  53. Anonymous says:

    Hey! Marina is still alive! And she sent me a topless pic of herself!!! :-D (Oh wait…I see leoNard also got one…) :-p

  54. l-p-r says:

    Does the chewing gum/heArt taste better, when the teacher says; “no chewing gum”, allowed!

    Sha Na Na ~Does your chewing gum lose its flavor~ …{swallow}

  55. Neuroway says:


  56. Neuroway says:

    “A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world.”   
    - Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás (Madrid, 1873 – Rome, 1952)

    • l-p-r says:

      When in Rome,suck up to the ……If you pride yourself in ‘taking’ other women’s men or being the ‘other girl’ you are pathetic and in no way a woman. You’re a whore.
      Unknown quotes

    • Anonymous says:

       ”This mortal life is a little thing, lived in a little corner of the earth; and little, too, is the longest fame to come — dependent as it is on a succession of fast-perishing little men who have no knowledge even of their own selves, much less of one long dead and gone.”
      - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121-180AD) Meditation, III-10

  57. Neuroway says:

    “High thoughts must have high language.”- Ἀριστοφάνης (ca. 446 BC – ca. 386 BC) 

  58. Neuroway says:

    “Mwah! A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.”     
    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  59. Neuroway says:


  60. Neuroway says:


  61. Neuroway says:

    “I make enemies deliberately. They are the sauce piquante to my dish of life.”   
    – Elsa Maxwell (1883-1963)

  62. Neuroway says:

    “Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.”   
    - Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781-1832)

  63. Anonymous says:

    given that you lot are so terrible at science, maybe it’s time for a science lesson .. 
    A Brief History of Timelessness – Royal Observatory Greenwich(an informal lecture to students via non-professional camera)

    basically – everyone misunderstands time. Time is not a dimension.
    There is no past. There is no future. There is only now.

    • Anonymous says:

      .. also, while we’re at it, there is a hypothesis (as opposed to “time is not a dimension” being a fact) that gravity doesn’t exist (ie. gravity is not actually a force, it’s an emergent property due to entropy):

      • “May the emergent property be with you.”

      • Neuroway says:

        Gravity exists. It’s a fact. I’mma not gonna tell you again. OKAY?

      • Neuroway says:

        And also, by the way, gravity IS a force. A very big elemental one for which not much is a match. I’m tellin’ you I know it’s a fact. I’mma not gonna tell you again. OKAY?

      • Anonymous says:

         …but as a practical, one does not step off a 200 foot cliff* anywhere on Earth even if there is no gravity.

        *60.96 metres in Newspeak.

        • Anonymous says:

          i think you misunderstand.

          The hypothesis is that gravity is a phenomenon, not a force. Ie. it’s not fundamental but an emergent phenomenon due to something *more* fundamental .. ie. entropy.

          Of course the day-to-day feeling of gravity exists regardless of whatever scientific explanation is in vogue.

          It just so happens there’s more than one scientific explanation for the feeling of gravity.

          • Anonymous says:

             So gravity, which adds order to the universe, is a function of entropy, which is the tendency toward chaos?

            • Anonymous says:

              gravity, in this interpretation, is the inclination for matter to clump together – but not because force is applied.

              Entropy is a measure of disorder. And the fundamental principle is that any system will “find” its way into the most disordered state.  So, with any freedom of movement, the bias is towards maximizing entropy. So there isn’t a “force” that pushes masses towards each other any more than there is a “force” that makes anything random. You have to use force to *resist* things becoming random.

              In this “hypothesis” (not theory yet) they’re saying that, masses will move together because there is more universal disorder with them closer together than further apart. Ie. if i drift in space, then my next point is determined, along with inertia, by which direction maximises entropy.

              ‘Course! My understanding is very vague (you’re telling me!), and it’s a hypothesis, not a theory.  But i reckon that anything that identifies chaos as the ultimate driving principle of the universe is on the right lines.

              PS .. This is related to the “holographic” theory of the universe.  Black holes form as clumping matter goes beyond a density threshold.  As stuff clumps up into the black hole then information is lost to the external universe.  The lost information that corresponds to 3 dimensions in the outside universe, corresponds to 2 dimensions inside the black hole (because of relative time in the black hole).  Ie. the surface area (not volume) of a black hole increases in proportion to volume lost outside the black hole. This means that, essentially, the inside surface of a black hole contains 3d information.  Similar to a hologram.

                • Anonymous says:

                  hey .. no good bombarding me with mj info .. all science is wacky, we just don’t notice the wackiness of the stuff we’re familiar with.  (Big Bang, indeed! ha!)

                  • l-p-r says:

                    You had me thinking of a friend; he talked about entropy very much!  REVlution and mind O’matters

                    In 1930 there was no federal law against smoking marijuana, and the average American citizen in an average community had probably never heard of “reefers” or “tea” or other words in the argot of marijuana users. But by the middle thirties we began to see the serious effects of marijuana on our youth. An alarming increase in the smoking of marijuana reefers in 1936 continued to spread at an accelerated pace in 1937. Before this, use of reefers had been relatively slight and confined to the(sic) the Southwest, particularly along the Mexican border.

                    Although the spelling “marijuana” is more common in current usage, the correct spelling in the Marihuana Tax Act is “marihuana”. “Marihuana” was the spelling most commonly used in Federal Government documents at the time.In addition, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 legitimized the use of the term “marijuana” as a label for hemp and cannabis plants and products in the US and around the world. Prior to 1937, “marijuana” was slang; it was not included in any official dictionaries…  sourced:  Webster’s New International Dictionary, p. 1318, G. & C. Merriam Company (1921).    …ps~ I was replying to something else and got shut down/ 
                    Although the spelling “marijuana” is more common in current usage, the correct spelling in the Marihuana Tax Act is “marihuana”. “Marihuana” was the spelling most commonly used in Federal Government documents at the time.
                    In addition, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 legitimized the use of the term “marijuana” as a label for hemp and cannabis plants and products in the US and around the world. Prior to 1937, “marijuana” was slang; it was not included in any official dictionaries…  sourced:  Webster’s New International Dictionary, p. 1318, G. & C. Merriam Company (1921).
                       …ps~ I was replying to something else and got shut down/ 

                • Anonymous says:

                  ah, well .. you see .. entropy is very interesting, being related to chaos.

                  There are some religious types who think god created the universe.  God, being a pure point of highest abstract nothing from which all emanated.  The scientific equivalent to this is the seach for a “Theory of Everything”. (A theory of everything implies a unified abstract description – implying a unified abstract source for everything)

                  On the other hand, there are those who think this is all nonsense.  There are no laws of nature (or physics).  There’s behaviour of the elements of nature, and we can identify patterns.  But those are emergent behaviours, not behaviours according to laws.  The existence we know emanated from self organising chaos.  Scientifically, this would be to show all “laws” (patterns of behaviour) of nature emerge from entropy without any need for some kind of abstract direction.

                • Anonymous says:

                  you want cool bikes? …

                  well .. here’s Tomorrow – My White Bicycle (1967)

    • Neuroway says:

      Time is a dimension. There is a past. There is a future. Now is between both. It is a fact. I’mma not gonna tell you again. OKAY?

    • Anonymous says:

       Great.  I’ll tell that to my boss next time I’m late for work.

    • l-p-r says:

      As children growing up, we braided ropes, to tie up the animals…it was a twist and shout jobJim Pepper – 1971 – Witchitai-to

      While the League of Nations could celebrate its successes, the League had every reason to examine its failures and where it went wrong. These failures, especially in the 1930’s, cruelly exposed the weaknesses of the League of Nations and played a part in the outbreak of World War Two in 1939. During the 1920’s the failures of the League of Nations were essentially small-scale and did not threaten world peace. However they did set a marker – that the League of Nations could not solve problems if the protagonists did not ‘play the game’.   sourced:…butterflys 

      …born to be warned!

  64. Daily Comment Weirdness Report:

    If you hover over a user’s avatar in a post, his Username (vs. Full Name) will be displayed at the bottom.

  65. Neuroway says:

    “Me 2 indeed, but I 1st need to hear the noise it emits when I shoot it.”   - Dr. Bob O’Coxhaedsons, M.D., worldwide specialist in audiology

  66. Neuroway says:

    “Hell, I shure can recognize a remix when I see one.”     
    – Dr. Dick O’Fox, Ph.D. in neuroscience, adaptive learning & pattern recognition

  67. From

    Asked what it was like to be 110, Green said “It’s not much different to being 109.”

    • Neuroway says:

      Did you know, my dear estimated and witty CK, that after 20 years old, 70 million neurons die in your brain every year and are not replaced by fresh born neurons? It translates into a brain loss of grosso modo 1 gram per year after 20. The average human brain weighting 1,400 grams, you’d be totally out of brain cells 1,420 years after your birth, were you programmed to live that long. Quite interesting data and numbers, eh?

    • And the reason you can say with confidence that it is 4,527,000,000 years old is that last year it was 4,526,999,999 years old.

      • Neuroway says:

        What you said is mathematically incorrect. However, due to your old advanced age, your place of birth and your extremely weak cultural background, I have decided that you shall be excused for your ignorance. The age of the moon is given with a precision of 1 million years. It means that its age can be anything between 4.72749 and 4.72650 billion years old. Haha.

        • Oh, now you announce your sloppy tolerances.

          • Neuroway says:

            No, I announce the sloppy tolerances of science. If I tell you that the moon was exactly 4,527,142,241 years old yesterday night at 21:12 Greenwich time, would you believe me? No, of course. So be happy with the sloppiness you’ve got from science. Enough said. End of story.

            • Anonymous says:

              sorry to butt in, but i couldn’t help but notice this ..

              > “I announce the sloppy tolerances of science.”

              lol .. i’ve seen your previous attempts at understanding science, neuro 8-)  You might do better if you didn’t do the science high horse thing.

              • Neuroway says:

                Sir, I have no advice to take about understanding science from someone who (fer shure) already lost (at least) 2.8 billion neurons in da brain due to aging. 

                - Neuro

                Sorry, couldn’t resist :-)

        • Anonymous says:

          Why did the moon age 200 million years (approx) between your two posts?

    • Anonymous says:

      Let’s thank Theia for that.

  68. We were supposed to get drenched all day today (to make up for an extremely dry winter), but it just drizzled this morning and is only grey now, which is fine with me. My preference is that it snows in the Sierras, eventually melts and trickles down to us in the valley when we need it.

    Speaking of snow, take a look at poor Elise in London.

    Hey! M has just posted a new video without telling us about it (again!). It’s official: we are chopped liver!.

  69. Anonymous says:

    time to lighten up this terrible, terrible site ..

    Dave Clark 5 – Glad All Over (65 .. maybe 64) 

  70. Neuroway says:

    μολὼν λαβέ! 

  71. Neuroway says:

    “Ça m’énerve”    – Helmut Fritz

  72. Neuroway says:

    “Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.”
       - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)

  73. Neuroway says:

    “It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.”
        – Jerome Cady (1903-1948)

  74. Anonymous says:

    !! hey Marina !!

    Rammstein is visiting Moskau on Feb 10, 11 .. get yourself over there. 

    (    reminder: Rammstein – Moskau 

  75. Anonymous says:

    Topless players (FEMEN) challenge Lukashenko on Swiss ice 

    > “The Ukrainian feminist group Femen have organized a topless hockey game near IIHF headquarters in Switzerland to protest at a decision to hold the 2014 World Championship in Belarus which they say does not uphold democracy and human rights.”

    .. it’s a pity madam doesn’t show as much dedication to human rights.

  76. From Elise Harris’ channel:

    That’s actually what happened to Steve Jobs. He was trying the new timetravel app but he made the mistake of going back in time and of course they didn’t have relais-stations for mobile phones then so now he’s stuck coz his phone has no reception. To avoid lawsuits Apple just said he’s dead. iBummer :)

  77. Anonymous says:


  78. Tomorrow is Museum Day here in Sacramento, 10 AM – 4 PM. I usually go to the State RR Museum and the Aerospace Museum of California” (formerly McClellan Aviation Museum). Umpqua Bank, a sponsor, usually hands out ice cream at the latter. Then if there is any time left over, I might squeeze in one of the others.

    These are on the opposite ends of the scale, scalewise. The train museum has some of the biggest engines ever made (to get over the Sierras), whereas the planes naturally have to be kept as light as possible. I’m thinking about doing a video tour, but it’s hard to keep the camera steady enough. I need some kind of weird Borgish contraption that will bolt it onto my skull and point it where my eyes look.

  79. Anonymous says:

    “I order the food. You cook the food. The customer gets the food. We do that for 40 years, and then we die.” – Squidward

  80. Anonymous says:

    just droppin in to you plebs a badly needed bit of music education ..

    Ten Years After – Going Home 

  81. Anonymous says:

    ***NEWS FLASH***
    The leaders of Kurdistan and Turkistan have concluded an agreement to merge their two countries into one named Turdistan, the Shee-it religion being the official faith.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well. That was juvenile.  I’ll blame my fever.

      • Neuroway says:

        How old are you, Evan, if it is not too indiscreet? Do you consult a doctor on a regular basis?

        • Anonymous says:

          When is any of our group discreet? I am 56 going on 13, and usually consult my doctor or physical therapist for such things as strains and injuries from my taekwondo class or running half-marathons.

          • Only the geezerly remain loyal; the whipper-snappers have deserted M.

            • l-p-r says:

              Whip her and snap her, too!   

              A whip is an official in a political party whose primary purpose is to ensure party discipline in a legislature. Whips are a party’s “enforcers”, who typically offer inducements and threaten punishments for party members to ensure that they vote according to the official party policy. A whip’s role is also to ensure that the elected representatives of their party are in attendance when important votes are taken. The usage comes from the hunting term whipping in, i.e. preventing hounds from wandering away from the pack.

              …horsing a round…


  82. Neuroway says:

    “Shoot, coward!”
    - Dr. Ernesto “Che” Guevara, M.D. (1928-1967)

    • I can recognize flim-flammery when I see it.

      The table settings are resting on a plainly-visible sheet of plexiglas. The end of the plexiglas is fastened to the end of the table, which I assume is, in turn, fastened to the floor lest the entire assemblage be embarrassingly dragged across the warehouse. The end of the table is not shown so that you can’t see that the cloth does not extend over the end of the table because of the anchorage of the plexiglas.. Likewise, at the strategic moment that you would be able to see that the cloth is not slipping over the far end, that part of the table is conveniently out-of-frame.

      The trick depends upon the inertia of the settings not being overcome in the short time in which the friction of the cloth comes into play, i.e. when it is being pulled out.. This can’t happen when the cloth is so long that it takes a lot of time to remove it; the settings at the near end of the table would start to move and only the settings at the far end would survive the trick.

      Do these people think that we not have pause buttons (or brains)?

      • Neuroway says:

        The only goal of these people is to attract your attention. Looks like they succeeded. Let’s forget about the table and the dishes. What do you think of the BMW S1000RR? Do you think you are in a position to judge it? Do you think it cuts it in front of the Suzuki Hayabusa?

        • I had a Honda 50 for one year in the ’60s, but had to get rid of it in favor of a Toyopet due to hay fever when it was warm and frozen body parts when it was cold. I have not ridden a bike since. I want lots of metal surrounding my little pink body if it is to go hurtling down the road at 65 mph, thank you very much.

          “Never get cold or wet on purpose.” —Camp Kohler

  83. Neuroway says:

    “Hell is full of musical virtuosi.”   
    - Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)

  84. Anonymous says:

    Anyone ever notice that Castaneda’s Don Juan quoted Marcus Aurelius?

  85. Anonymous says:

    Estonia just gave George Bush an award.  He mistook it for Iraq (say the names aloud and think a moment), but caught his error just in time before he invaded and devastated the country.

  86. Anonymous says:

    No, no, NO!  It’s a FLUTTERBY!  That’s what they do.

  87. News flash! If you look at the last paragraph of the OP of this new DISQUS blog, you will see a shout-out for Her Royal Majesty, Marina, Queen of Code (supposedly). Take a look and see if think she is up to this level. Hmmm.

  88. Being a slow news day, you need some good cat pictures. The first is a happy cat; the second is not so happy.

  89. Neuroway says:

    “Hell is full of musical amateurs.”   - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

  90. What do you think of this guy (ignoring the hair)?

  91. l-p-r says:

    @Neuroway  Madame lack of being a competent, computer operator..   Hotforwords is a nurse/Marina  

    ..the market is full of “drama-labor” picking fruit and nuts, too!   ..a union of education gangs the prayers to partition the gates of hell!
    …horse or bull?



  92. Neuroway says:

    “Hƿæt!”    - Zarathustra (Between 6,000BC and 100BC)

  93. Neuroway says:

    “Hƿæt!”    - Zarathustra (Between 6,000BC and 100BC)

  94. Neuroway says:

    BLASTER BLASTER!!!    – me (???? – ????)

  95. Anonymous says:

    It is very creative and amazing Painting for the Butterfly.I have really enjoy it Painting.

  96. Neuroway says:

    “I am contemptuous of people who think that something has to be graspable in the hands to be real. Can you grasp my thinking in your hands, you stupid mongrelic vernacular bunch of uneducated degenerate barbaric eu a-mousois?”
        - Σωκράτης (469BC – 399BC)

  97. Anonymous says:

    setting an example for her ladyship: 

    .. FEMEN Ukrainian protest group “To develop leadership, intellectual & moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine”

    Poor because of you – Femen Protest Davos -Стоп давосский заговор! 

  98. Writer Jobs says:

    This was very nice! Thanks for sharing.

  99. Anonymous says:

    For anyone’s interest, it’s a European Peacock Butterfly.

  100. Anonymous says:

    OMG Marina! It’s superb! I can’t afford to bid on it, but it is epic! I have the feeling you were really happy with it. :¬)

  101. Anonymous says:


  102. Anonymous says:

    My humble opinion… probably should’a kept it.
    Happy New Year btw

  103. Neuroway says:

    “I think it’s time you stop teasing me now. You went too far. You know I’ll never be on your side. You know I’ll never be by your side. You know I’ll never be like you. Because I’m your opposite. You’re a dead weight for me, and you’re weighing me down. Let me go. Now.”   - An Artist

  104. l-p-r says:

    Makes me think summer…  “Elusive Butterfly”

    GooD JoB teacher Marina  …

    requestdesegregation     …   

  105. I would like to announce the sale of my painting, Reclining Black Cat, on ebay.

  106. Is that the whole painting? It’s only half a butterfly; it’s a butt.

  107. Anonymous says:

    Nicely done, Marina. Good luck with the eBay auction. : )

    Not sure why our trusty teach is on more of a painting kick than a philology kick these days… there’s plenty of room for both. ; )

    Peace, Errin

    p.s. For those interested, I have a new music page up…

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