Artist Nelson Shanks Says He Included a Shadow of a Blue Dress in Former Presidents Bill Clinton’s 2006 Portrait … Metaphor that Represents a Shadow on the Office He Held, or on Hiim
Monica Lewinsk’s blue dress strikes again …
Hmm, seems that the official presidential portrait of for President William Jefferson Clinton has a cryptically image in it. According to the artist, Nelson Shanks, the painting has a shadow at the left hand side of it that literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin. OMG, too funny. All these years and no one ever questioned it? The artist stated that the shadow is a metaphor “in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.” If that’s the case, with regards to a shadow of scandal and a metaphor, then Barack Obama’s official portrait, with the shadow of lies and scandals might look like Spinal Tap’s album cover.
I am no art expert, but who finds this official airport somewhat lacking? Maybe Clinton should have been holding the blue dress, or a cigar in his hand? Remember when this portrait first came out, the uproar was that Clinton was not wearing a wedding ring. Looks like the artist compensated with other things.
An artist who painted a portrait of former President Bill Clinton says there’s more to the piece than one might see at first blush.
Pennsylvania artist Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News that he included a shadow of a blue dress in the 2006 portrait, which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. It’s an apparent reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal, with Shanks adding that the 42nd president is “probably the most famous liar of all time.”
“If you look at the left-hand side of it,” there’s a mantel in the Oval Office and “I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things,” the painter said.
“It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.”
SNL’s Skit Spoofing Toyota “My Bold Dad” Commercial of Father Dropping Off Daughter to Head off With ISIS Was Just Not Funny … “Death to America”
I am all for satirical humor and I love sarcasm, but some things are just not funny, this was one of them. Maybe next SNL could parody Barack Obama and ISIS perfect together, hmm?
This past Saturday night, SNL did a parody skit that was just not funny. In fact it was a bit sickening. SNL parodied and did a spoof of a Toyota Camry commercial, “My Bold Dad,” that depicted a father driving his daughter to the airport so she can leave for the US Army. The ad was shown during the Super Bowl and was quite an emotional one. However, the SNL’s version of a father-daughter duo saying their tearful goodbyes before her ride pulls up, a white pick-up truck with an ISIS sign on the side and a bed and cab full of ISIS terrorists, claiming death to America, just isn’t funny.
Some things just are not funny, the death of a child, beheadings and the recent rash of young and impressionable girls running off to join ISIS. Sorry, its just not humor.
Too many parents go through the painful process of having to bring their children to the airport to fight for their country only to have to pick them up in their child’s return flight back to the United States in a coffin. The skit above is just wrong on multiple levels. I understand that SNL is trying to mock the girls for being so stupid to run off with ISIS like it is a good thing. Trust me haters, I get it. The fact that some will not get it is the problem and the fact that too many of our kids have died to protect the rights of all, even the moronic, in the United States is the issue. Sorry, its just not funny. Death, rape and sex slavery rarely is.
“You be careful, OK?” the father says.
“Dad, it’s just ISIS,” responds Johnson, winking.
The father says through teary eyes, “Take care of her.”
A jihadist responds, equally somber, “Death to America.”
Below is the emotional and incredible Toyota ad, ‘MY BOLD DAD’. It is worth watching again and again.
You have heard of “cash for clunkers, now comes … “Jobs for Jihadis”. Check out the below video of Dana Loesch mocking the Obama White House and State Department spokesperson Marie Harf’s comments that it is because ISIS lacks jobs and opportunities as to the reason why they are terrorists and barbarically slaughter Christians in the Middle East … #Jobs for Jihadis. However, wouldn’t one of the issues be that the Jihadis would not be interest in Obama’s “green” job agenda, the radical Islamists are more interested in blood “red” ones.
Watch and enjoy … remember when SNL used to have sarcastic humor of real life events like this? I wonder if this humor is too nuanced for State Department spokesperson Marie Harf?
In the history of the TV game show, The Family Feud,’ there have been many WTF moments and answers … this one just might take the cake.
The question was, name something that a doctor might pull out of a person. The female contestant buzzed in first and one might expect her answer was going to be … a baby, a bullet or maybe even or organ like a lung, kidney, gallbladder or appendix. Wrong on all. Her answer was … A GERBIL!!! But what makes the video, is not the face she made after she realized the horrifying and embarrassing answer she gave, but it was instead when her male counterpart finally computed what she said and the laughter that followed.
Although sorry, I am old school. Nothing with ever beat the Newlywed Game show question and answer from 1977. For years upon years game show host Bob Eubanks stated it did not happen and it was an urban legend. However, it did.
SNL Mocks NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio & His Overreaction to the Snowstorm of the Century With Seahawks Richard Sherman … “I’ve Seen Bigger Blizzards at Dairy Queen”
SNL MOCKS NYC MAYOR, THE BOY WHO CRIED
WOLF SNOW STORM OF THE CENTURY …
SNL’s opening skit was kinda lame, but has its moments. Except for the part where they lampooned NYC Mayor Bill de Blazio and his overreaction to the snow storm of the century, it pretty much was not that funny. De Blazio’s warnings of the pending storm that wasn’t was more along the lines of fear-mongering, and trying to take pre-credit for being on top of things, rather than telling NYC folks to be prepared. The skit went as follows … Richard Sherman (Jay Pharoah) and Marshawn Lynch (Kenan Thompson) hosted a faux-talk show, in which Sherman stated, and now I would like to begin the show the way I always do by verbally assaulting someone who’ve already lost.” Last night’s attack went out to New York City Mayor Bill de Blazio:
“De Blazio, yeah I am talking to you. You a punk ass mayor. You call that the biggest snow storm in the history of New York. I’ve seen bigger blizzards at Dairy Queen. And you seriously tried to shut down the whole city because of that?”
Below is the VIDEO of NYC Mayor de Blazio doing his best imitation of Chicken Little and the sky is family saying that the snow storm could be the largest snow storm in the history of the city. De Blazio stated that the snow projections are to be between 2 and 3 feet of snow that will hit the city. His message to New Yorkers was, “prepare for something worse than you have seen before.” Wait, was de Blazio talking about the snow or him being mayor?
Needless to say, NYC pretty much received little to no snow and yet he still shut down the city. Maybe the weathermen will turn their back on you next. I am surprised uber-liberal deBlazio did not blame the fowl up of the lack of snow to NYC on global warming.
The storm lived up to its billing here, where it dumped 19.1 inches, the fourth heaviest amount of snow on record for Providence. But in New York City where similar “historic” forecasts helped close down Gotham for a storm that fizzled, meteorologists and public officials were being accused of a “historic” screw-up.