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Thread: Columbus Day

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    Red face Columbus Day

    He was supposed to open the Chinese and Indian market , but, as Genoans tend to do due to their stinginess, he saved too much on costs and didn't buy a GPS, so .... LOL

    I just remembered of Cristoforo Colombo (i.e. Christoforus Columbus in the Latin version scholars and educated people used to have then, like Erasmus or Cartesius) who sailed today of more than 500 years ago towards the Indiae and found America achieving a most successful mistake (he certainly failed his mathematical and science exams, I think, when he attended Pisa University, which was actually existing, founded in 1343, for you information).
    Obviously I cannot celebrate normally an event, so I quickly set up this in a hour, more or less, this joke, resuming a beach scenario I already painted a few years ago.
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    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Ho Ho HO old Mighty ONE make Mine a Double RUM old Boy and I'll fight the I S with one hand tied behind my Back CIAO

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    I love this fun piece. It has really cheered me up thank you. Best wishes Joxx

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    Haha!! Caesar! Your added amusement in the writing made me chuckle. I like your artwork buddy, absolutely admire you talent.

    Keep 'em coming!

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    LOL! Happy Columbus Day.. great rendering Caesar!

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    Dear ATPlus, I noticed You got considerable benefits on Your thread from drinking rum before drawing and painting. Also your wonderfully portrayed boy got redder cheeks and nose as well as a joyful smile from Your alcoholic potion! Was it due to a few toasts based on rum for celebrating this event? LOL Thank You!

    I'm glad this vignette was almost as useful as Eighty+' rum to cheer You up, dear Jo. Thank You!

    Thank You, dear Joey! I told I'm not really an artist, just, hopefully, a decent (mostly) visual clown and joker ....

    Thank You, dear BushcraftOnFire! You too! I realized that few appropriate oil-tool brushstrokes, a couple of fur stickers and the ink pen for reinforcing the close range drawing are fast and effective enough to fix very quickly a visual idea You vaguely see in Your mind. For a vignette it's sufficient I think.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Hahaha. He has a look like, "I booked the hotel months ago and they assured me they were remodeling. They didn't mention it wouldn't be complete for a few hundred years. . . What shall I tell the ladies. . ."

    Gotta love yachting in the Caribbean.

    Very fun. It looks like there are a couple women in the row boat. What a story. I think it's the expression on Cristobal Colon (aka Cristoforo Colombo aka Christopher Columbus) as he's planting his petard that has a story in it. It's like he was in mid-land grab when he is seeing the whole jungle emerge as feathered warriors.
    "I claim this land in the. . . in the. . . I claim. . . I declare! Oh, hiya chief! How's the wives and all the little chieftans?"

    Good painting. Great story.
    Last edited by D Akey; 10-13-2015 at 09:25 PM.
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    Hahahaha You really know how to turn an event and a vignette into a comedy piece, dear DAkey, better than Plautus!
    Now I know why his original Latin name, that relates to a pidgeon or more precisely a to a male dove (columba/ae, colombo), was later on turned by his royal client, into another Latin name concerning the final part of the intestine, the one before the rectum, precisely the colon (Lat. colon (or colum), i), a couple of other meanings of that word being member and ametric figure, thus unlikely. As a matter of fact, considering Your information, that one must have been the part which suffered and moved the most when he got scared by the sudden appearance of the indigenous population, so I guess that next to the vexillum he actually left a faeces-cake which was not really good then, but it inspired, later on, the creation of a far better dessert recipe called, be evolving of the original name into the new Pilgrim Fathers language, cheese-cake. LOL
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    Deleted as repetition
    Last edited by Caesar; 10-14-2015 at 08:21 PM.
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    Nice bit of fun dear Caesar! In the part of the U.S. where I live we have traded Columbus day for Indigenous People's day, preferring to celebrate the lives, cultures and world view of the people who were here first rather than a violent conqueror. Seeing your funny image is a lift to the spirits as you poke fun at a historical figure many have called a monster. :-)
    Be well,

    "Teach, Learn, Thrive"~DM


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