That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for June 23, 2014

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 9 years ago

    Does this make me look statuesque?

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    GR6  almost 9 years ago

    Why Turkish flip-flops never caught on.

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    Superfrog  almost 9 years ago

    These roller skates are useless.

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    orinoco womble  almost 9 years ago

    In Spain those are called “chapines” and they were around way before contact with Japan, where getta were developed independently. Keeps you out of the dirt in the streets in the days of horses and no indoor plumbing. St Teresa of Avila is famous for leaving her chapines behind in church one day—they were considered quite the fashion accessory and she decided to give them up.

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    pcolli  almost 9 years ago

    “Pattens”, invented for when the toilet overflows.

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    PoodleGroomer  almost 9 years ago

    Wear these until they sweep up after the elephant parade,

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    puddlesplatt  almost 9 years ago

    I’m so above you…runt.

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    BarBaraPrz  almost 9 years ago

    What? No comments about the lavatory in the background?

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    jack fairbanks  almost 9 years ago

    Pharoah’s army trying out the new tech, after the Red Sea incident… (Flush it again, Hadji)

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    StCleve72  almost 9 years ago

    You got the tickets to the Bowie concert?

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    mabrndt Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Once again, so far, no work, by this artist, has appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog (if that changes, the first link will list them). A slightly-different-coloration, maybe-click-to-enlarge image can be found here.Lady and her Maid in the Bathroom (AKA Turkish Lady with Servant) is shown, with a different coloration, framed image, and described, by its current-location page (Bing translated).5 versions of it exist, and several different coloration or detail images of 3 of them are available online. The main difference is how close the servant is to the left edge. This one doesn’t show her right elbow (not a detail image).The 2nd (click-to-enlarge) pastel (the only one on paper, the others are on vellum) shows her complete image. It was sold (LOT NOTES lists all 5 versions, and has other details), for over $1M, about 5 years ago.The 3rd pastel is currently here. The only online image I could find of it is the 3rd thumbnail in column 2, page 2, of this document. Her location is roughly the average of the other two.The 4th pastel is privately owned. It actually sold for more than the other, and about 14 years ago (couldn’t find an online image).The oil, completed about 10 years later, has her even more to the right. It can be seen in the click-to-humongous image provided by its Google Cultural Institute page. The artist’s Wikipedia page and collection (more under Subcategories at each level).

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    Helen Ferrieux  almost 9 years ago

    “So you’re going to the Fancy Dress Ball as a mint humbug, are you?”

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