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Whom would you do a portrait of?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 13, 2006

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“The late great Don Knotts. He has a very distinguished nose.”

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“Jim Morrison. I love The Doors.”

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RonBurgandy 8 years ago

No, I just really wanted it to be Friday, which it is now, so it's all good now.

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bearded_gnome 8 years ago

guess his point was, it isn't friday the 13th, then when this thread started in the yesterday dimension.


oh, okay I'll answer this question: myself...honestly, I've been sitting for a full painted portrait by friend=professional painterguy. no, not immodest, started it when thought was good chance was gonna die.


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bearded_gnome 8 years ago

it has been friday for many hours in Pakistan, India, Russia, even in Israel.
wow, this board got quiet when the sun went down today!
'night all.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

Because it is Thursday. Is this a trick question?

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

acg, you better hop on over to the racetrack and get you Jimmy Buffet burger tonight. They've been open for 30 minutes already and you're waisting time, girl! (Gosh that sounds good!) Alas, my grub is already in the crockpot. :*(

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chicken_choker_extraordinaire 8 years ago

Okay, MD, I watched that film clip of the boy waxing his pole under the sheets.....and his mother catching him in the act.

A few things to share with you, MD......

1.) I never stretched my puddy under the covers!

2.) No matter what room I happened to be in (usually the bathroom) while "going solo".........I always made darn sure that the door was locked!!!!!!

3.) Any mother who catches her son doing that should immediately leave the room and not say a word to her son about what he was doing!! What that boy is doing is very normal...and very predictable!! All moms should know that by the time their boy(s) turn a certain age......their boys are going to have frequent lovemaking episodes with their right (or left) hand. It's part of human sexuality!!

A mother lecturing her teenage son about episodes of "self-pleasuring" is just wasting her time....and making the boy feel all the more embarrassed!!

And by the way, the boy in that film is a complete loser!! Again, most boys and men do not do what he was doing under the sheets!!---And I could tell you exactly why that is....but I'd get banned for sure!! And like I said.....I'm fairly certain that most boys and men who are about to engage in that sort of thing usually make an effort to see if anyone is home, and if someone is home.....then they lock the door to the room that they are in!!!!

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mztrendy 8 years ago

wow, you weren't kidding huh acg?

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acg 8 years ago

...I like mine with lettuce and tomatoes. Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes.....

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

horrific..youtube clip...too funny! Thanks, I've got to send that to a few people now, that will give them issues!

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

hahahahahahaha....what happens if we ALL, at the end of our comments, skip a line and type:

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Do you suppose when they go to look, we could confuse them?

Kind of like ...and a Klondike bar

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paladin 8 years ago

If there is kissing involved in order to catch the Mumps, I shouldn't have to worry. Unless you can catch it/them from kissing your dog or your turtle. Actually, I would like to have a large portrait of my dog on black velvet. Perhaps, one of my turtle, too. Or, the two of them together.

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acg 8 years ago

I have Cheeseburger in Paradise caught in my head and it's been like 3 days. I may go insane.

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one_more_bob 8 years ago

TOB, it's been an awfully long time since the davidryan himself has come on here and put in his $0.02. Why don't you say his name three times & see if he appears?

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mztrendy 8 years ago

good to know, now i can finally sleep at night.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years ago

Trendy - When the "suggest removal" button on a certain post is clicked enough times it sends an electrical shock into the hallowed halls of the LJW and sends interns a scurring to the monitors to see the best way to deal with us malcontents. Usually it results in...

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mztrendy 8 years ago

i think in order for us to not get our posts removed, we should post on the wrong story. like about the trainwreck here, and portraits on the trainwreck. How long do you think it would take LJworld to catch on? Do they employee someone to sit there and read the posts? any openings?

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acg 8 years ago

MD not to mention what depo can do to your mental health. It was originally used for chemical castration of rapists and molesters. They tweaked it a bit for birth control purposes when they started giving it to women. I used depo for a year and it made me so sad/mad I wanted to kill myself and then others and then myself and then others again. I can see why it's a great birth control method. You don't want to have sex with your man, you want to kill him instead. Depo is evil.

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beatrice 8 years ago

militant: LOL! I recommend she not take a trip to the Grand Canyon with John McCain, either.

sun-sue: of course I'm joking, just seeking (unsuccessfully I might add) to get a rise out of the kooky konservatives around here. Besides, everyone here should know that I would much rather make a portrait of Michael Moore! Or rather, I would want to make another portrait of the Great M. Moore, which I would add to the personal shrine built at home to his greatness.

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horrific_changeling 8 years ago

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

manly...go watch the link from horrific before you start stirring things up on here, this hot weather must be getting to you.

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Katie_Horner 8 years ago

I don't know why we can't suggest portraits of Muhammad...because we're all going to die anyway?

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

R_I...depo can backfire on some people, they are SUPPOSED to give clients a paper explaining the risks...

and the screw ups can cause something you don't want me to mention for sometimes a year, patient can end up getting hysterectomy. I'm not kidding.

Just say NO to Depo. For all the people who say, "I've never had a problem", you don't want to be one of the people who has the nightmare they can't do a damned thing to fix after they've given you the shot. Russian Roulette medicine.

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Kontum1972 8 years ago

Weather people...hmmmmm......heather tesch & sharon resultan....gunga lunga baby...!

& mb Zappa

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Kontum1972 8 years ago

the notorious Alvamar HEMP grower's.....

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horrific_changeling 8 years ago

Okay, if R_I can bring out the old clips to make you laugh.. don't miss this one, the men especially. It'll being back old memories! Ladies,Mothers, don't fear, it's clean and something to think about!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8LEMkWSFL8M&search=odd%20funny

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 8 years ago

10 years?

a depro-provera immunization only lasts 3 months.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

I think most immunizations are only good for about 10 years. That's just my completely uneducated opinion. Makes me seriously think about getting some boosters.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

RI, OK, that commercial was good for a laugh! Weird! Katie, get the pepper-spray!

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

Paladin, I've only caught parts of the news, but it seems I'm hearing that those who are catching the mumps have all HAD the shots before. So much for those.

Mumps are most common in the "kissing" generation, but as I understand it, there's no reason others can't get it.

Ron...I've always wondered if the old "spank a baby on the bottom at birth routine" caused the same question!

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blue73harley 8 years ago

...then the snail campaigned to be a Lawrence City Commissioner.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

RB, got a chuckle out of me!

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RonBurgandy 8 years ago

Thanks multi - pretty funny.

Here is a clean joke, not that great, but it is hard not to chuckle at the end of it. I am sure that a lot of people have heard it before:

A guy hears a knocking on his door. he opens it up, and no one is there. He looks all around and he finally sees a little snail sitting on the doormat. He picks it up and throws it into the yard.

Ten years go by, and one day he hears a knocking on his door. He opens it up and no one is there. He looks all around, and he finally sees a little snail sitting on the doormat. The snail looks up and says, "What the heck was that all about?"

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paladin 8 years ago

Does anyone know if you can get the Mumps when you are an old fool, if you had a shot when you were a little dummy?

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

Ron, classclown, jokes finally sent, sorry I couldn't get to it last night. I see Gootsie sent too, great.

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neopolss 8 years ago

Who does Connie Morris think she is? Since when is her opinion higher than the rest of us, and since when does being a board member entitle ANYONE to an air of authority? I do not like her. She's shady, pompous, and mean. She doesn't deserve to still have that job.

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Das_Ubermime 8 years ago

The Buddy Christ. I don't know why, but I can't look at the Buddy Christ and still be angry. I always just want to stop and return his big smile and thumbs up. I think he would be a great marketing tool. Buddy Christ holding a big mac for McDonald's, Enterprise delivering a car to Buddy Christ, a billboard for an adult video store with Buddy Christ holding a... well, maybe that one isn't such a good idea...

Either that or a sign that said "LOOK OUT!"

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Kontum1972 8 years ago

Darrell Hamon (SNL) ...as DICK "shotgun" Cheney

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

OK, I looked up the boots...but please don't tell me what the soap has to do w/ anything!!! How about just a portrait of the bar of soap?

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

OK, I hate to ask...what are 'smoke jumper boots'?

Ms_C, sent you my current artistic endeavor.

Bea, I'm a democrat, but you seriously gotta lay off the brownies.;o) You crack me up!

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beatrice 8 years ago

I would do a portrait of our next President of the United States: current Senator Hillary Clinton!

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trinity 8 years ago

hah, no other weather forecaster cracks me up quite like "ted textor"; MAN is he INTENSE! ;) i think moreso than dear katie.

enoch, we just had a recheck for the grandbaby day before yesterday at cmh; thank GOD or whomever, everything has healed&she is aces! :) cmh was both a blessing&a curse; hated to be there, but the majority of the staff, save for a few REALLY crappy and seemingly out of place people, were just awesome. and i absolutely positively ADORE the cafeteria people, those gals&guys offered the BEST sympathy and concern above&beyond the people on the floor. seriously. my hat's off to those folks-plus the food was actually good!

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PB_and_J 8 years ago

Yeah, Bruce Jones is a hard on, ain't he?

But then, so are all of the weathermen here in Kansas.

Every last one of one them is a walking/talking big, fat stiff one, I'll tell ya!!

That dude with the tinted glasses, Steve Beylon...he's a real turd, ain't he?

And what it is up with that Tom Hagen guy, anyway?!

Boy! Talk about your "Mister Tinkerbelle"!!

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RonBurgandy 8 years ago

kp- I believe that is there point, as is the point with most shows, try to keep the audience from changing channels. I remember when BJ was on channel 9 in kc. He does the same thing every person on the news does. Sort of like: "New information on a certain everyday household product that could release toxic chemicals and kill you. Which product? We'll tell you at 10!"

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Gootsie 8 years ago

Maybe crop art of the Flying Spaghetti Monster would be appropriate.

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kansas_prairieland 8 years ago

Katie Horner is no worse than that stiff over on Channel 27 (in Crapteka)....whats-his-face.....Bruce Jones!!!

Bruce Jones and his "Severe Weather Forecasts"!!!

Yeah, yeah, yeah!!

Boy, does he ever know how to get a rise out of his viewers!!

All he has to say is (just before a commercial break)......

"Will there be snow in the forecast??!! I'll let you know when 27 News returns!"

....And then when 27 News returns.....turns out that the next five days will be sunny and mild.

No snow.

None at all in the forecast.

But then again, Bruce didn't actually say that there would be any snow!! He just asked the question!!--So his butt is covered!!

But nevertheless, the fact that he brought up the subject of snow in the first place was an obvious attempt to make as many viewers as possible stay glued to their seats--and an attempt to make the elderly viewers crap and/or pee in their Depends as they sit there waiting to find out whether or not they are going to be snowed in for a week!!

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enochville 8 years ago

trinity, I am glad you know what I am talking about. I am sorry to hear that someone's health necessitated you staying at CMH for two weeks.

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one_more_bob 8 years ago

Katie is the new 'pancakes' on OTS.

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blue73harley 8 years ago

OTTR - It depends on how much fertilizer you use.

jonas - certain posters have been DRAWN (see how I stayed on topic!) to Katie Tornady. I think it is because of the "excitement" she creates during her forecasts.

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jonas 8 years ago

Forgive my ignorance, but could someone tell me where the Katie Horner hooplah came from?

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trinity 8 years ago

enochville, during a nearly two week stint at children's mercy i walked by those portraits what seemed like a million times; it wasn't until the last couple days or so that i realized they were NOT photographs! i know exactly which one you're talking about. those are just absolutely breathtaking! i'd SO love to have something like that of my grandbabies. you can just feel those pictures breathing, simply awesome.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years ago

I sure hope Katie Horner carries pepper spray.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years ago

I'd do a portrait of someone I don't like, because by the time I was done, they'd look really bad.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 8 years ago

S.S.

Katie.... in flannel shirt, jeans, pair of smoke jumper boots, and a bar of Ivory soap.

mmmmmm

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one_more_bob 8 years ago

"Board chairman Steve Abrams, who voted for the new standards, didn't see the picture but said he thinks that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is silly." Compared to much of the hoop-de-doo being slung in the world today, 'silly' seems like an admirable goal.

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offtotheright 8 years ago

blue73harley, is that 'crap' or 'crop'?

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ms_canada 8 years ago

s_s I hope you don't mind if I praise your ability in portraiture to this board. Folks, our sunny sue is amazing with a piece of charcoal. I have seen her portrait of her girls and it is amazingly beautiful. I got goose bumps looking at it. 'S-truth I would like to try and do a portrait of my sweet cat, a big fat calico named Tazzy, she is a beauty.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years ago

Gamble said that when she saw the picture during the tour, she knew that some board members wouldn't approve of it.

"When we went into that classroom, students were looking at rock formations," Gamble said. "Connie stopped to talk to a teacher and I moved on. That was when I was aware of the flyer. I thought 'she's probably going to say something to the teacher.'"

Gamble said that when Morris saw the picture, she asked the principal, who was on the tour, to take it down. Jantz did not comment for this report.

Gamble said she didn't see Morris talk to Randy Mousley, the teacher, or to the principal, but that she later went up to Mousley and asked if Morris said anything to him about the picture.

That's when Gamble learned that Morris had asked the principal to take it down.

The monster's picture has hung on the door since September or October and was put up there as a joke, Mousley said.

"It's a parody," he said. "It's just making fun of anti-evolution."

Mousley said he doesn't teach students about the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Also on the door is a Doonesbury comic strip about science, said board member Carol Rupe, who represents Wichita. She also voted against the new standards.

"It was two little pieces of paper on the door," she said. "It was poking good fun."

Gamble said she told the principal that it was his decision whether the monster could stick around.

"I advised the principal that Morris has no authority," she said. "I told him to deal with his staff as he saw fit, not by what a state board member says."

Board chairman Steve Abrams, who voted for the new standards, didn't see the picture but said he thinks that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is silly.

"Personally, I think it's juvenile," he said.

The picture was still on the door at the end of the school day Wednesday.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years ago

Apparently, Ms. Connie took offense to a portrait of the Flying Spaghetti Monster...

Creature's picture irks Board of Ed member WICHITA - State Board of Education member Connie Morris took exception Wednesday to a picture of a made-up creature that satirizes the state's new science standards hanging on a Wichita middle school teacher's door.

Fellow board member Sue Gamble of Shawnee told The Wichita Eagle that Morris asked for the picture to be removed.

The creature, called the Flying Spaghetti Monster, is the creation of Bobby Henderson of Corvallis, Ore. It looks like a clump of spaghetti with two eyes sticking out of the top and two meatballs flanking the eyes.

Henderson created the entity and an accompanying mythology on the origin of mankind to make fun of Kansas' recent debate over the teaching of criticisms of evolution, including intelligent design.

In November, the board voted 6-4 to allow criticisms of evolution to be taught in Kansas schools.

Morris, who voted for the new science standards, saw the picture during the tour of Stucky Middle School. She did not return phone calls for this report.

Gamble, who voted against the new standards and was also on the tour, said that Morris asked principal Kenneth Jantz to have the picture taken down.

Board members toured Stucky before finishing two days of meetings in Wichita on Wednesday.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

sgt, Just got around to reading the board. I'm truly sorry. Simply tragic.

RI, She would be fun to do a characture of...if I could do them.

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enochville 8 years ago

I know that this is kind of random, but has anyone here seen the last portrait on the wall on your way to the cafeteria at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City? It is of a 7-year-old, blonde girl in a dress kneeling before a square coffee table playing chess, with her teddy bear as her opponent in a moderately lit, cozy living room with an active fireplace in the background.

It is simply beautiful. I want a portrait like that of my kids once I have kids old enough for it.

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rightthinker 8 years ago

Damn, they removed inmates comment before I had a chance to read it...they are classic!

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Kline 8 years ago

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Gootsie 8 years ago

C1, February 24, 2006.

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Gootsie 8 years ago

Oh sgt, I'm so sorry. What a tragedy. Be safe on your travels.

My daddy.

Did anyone notice balloons on the cars at Laird Noller yesterday and today? First a drug haven; now a helium haven. The shame.

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one_more_bob 8 years ago

Using a telescope & a mirror, I'd do a portrait of the seventh planet.

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char 8 years ago

I'm not too big on doing portraits. I can handle a camera, I guess. But I've posed for my husband the artist many times. Turns out the best paintings are when I fall asleep. I move too much when I'm awake.

and, because I can, I love Justin!! Way to go, lil'bro!

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

sgt...I am so sorry :*(.

Portrait? Similar to sgt.. Way too painful a subject for me.

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RonBurgandy 8 years ago

I don't know. I am not really into portraits and art and stuff like that. It would probably be some sports figure or some historical person, maybe Jesus.

sgt - sorry for your loss.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 8 years ago

S.S.

Would you do one of Katie Horner for me?

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paladin 8 years ago

My preferred medium is Play Dough. I have sculpted busts of several renowned individuals for which the medium seems appropriate, President Bush being chief among them. One can also make cookies from it, which are quite exciting and tasty.

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audvisartist 8 years ago

Being a photographer, I'll take portrait shots of anyone. No playing favorites here!

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inmate 8 years ago

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sgtwolverine 8 years ago

Oh, yeah, one last note before I leave: my preferred medium is photography. So my portraits would likely be photographs. (I have marginal artistic talent with paint.) Thus, C.S. Lewis would be rather out of the question.

Thank you, trinity.

Have a great day, everyone.

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consumer1 8 years ago

When did Don Knotts die?

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

This is an odd question but one I'm actually equipped (for a change) to answer.

I've done commissioned portraits of friends. Just for me, I've done my girls, my hubby, and my friends' baby boy that I kept for two years. Currently, I'm doing one of my oldest daughter while she still has a hint of child left in her. It is a watercolor and it (breaking arm here) is really turing out nicely. I find if I do what I really love, they turn out so much easier and nicer. I don't know that I would even consider doing a portrait of someone I didn't know personally. It would have to pay big.

As far as photos go, I snap everyone I know, willing or not!

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trinity 8 years ago

wow, sgt; my condolences on your loss. how tragic.

a portrait? my grandbabies! :)

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The_Original_Bob 8 years ago

Jonas! Nice. Good luck on being able to arrive at that very unique tint of overtanned orange.

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neopolss 8 years ago

Two midgets perched on a fruitcake, each holding beef jerky sticks and balloons, with a pit bull chained to the ankle.

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jonas 8 years ago

I've found that when doing portraits of celebrities it's better to do dead ones because they're much easier to pose.

. . . but you gotta be quick. Wait too long and they all start to look pretty much the same.

/aisle seat. See you there!

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Dixie Jones 8 years ago

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paladin 8 years ago

It appears that what Mr. Herd has come forth with, this time, in beyond the pail.

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jonas 8 years ago

Absolutely. It was on sale.

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sgtwolverine 8 years ago

Wow, check out the twisted grammar of the question. They made the effort to include "whom," but they still put "of" at the end. Yikes.

Anyway, I would have liked to do one of C.S. Lewis. I would also like to do one of the primary members of my favorite band (Over the Rhine).

On a serious note, I won't be around here today after this. I have a funeral today. A friend of mine was killed last weekend.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060410/METRO/604100390

You know, right now, a portrait of her would probably be at the top of my list.

Back to your regularly scheduled OTS mayhem.

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blue73harley 8 years ago

Boog as "crop art" on a roundabout.

Jonas - are you sure you have enough orange paint?

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jonas 8 years ago

Murray, from yesterday.

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rightthinker 8 years ago

Monica Lewinsky, smoking a big, fat, smelly, slimy cigar.

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Kline 8 years ago

Suzanne Somers from "Three's Company."

A young Damian Thorn from the movie, "The Omen."

Ralph Macchio from "The Karate Kid."

and

Zelda from the TV show, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis."

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paladin 8 years ago

Alfred E. Neuman, the late statesman and patriot.

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goatdog 8 years ago

Hey Greedy Christian Pigs! What comes around, goes around.

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