My original reply in 2018. Still appropriate now, if I do say so myself:
Man still angry at himself for not selling Netflix at $400.
My original comment: “Tell me again why you think Stephan King is a better author than Edgar Allan Poe.”
Italian Wizard, Maurizio Gioconda, destroying the “Predictions of Nostradamus” horcrux with a Basilisk tooth.
Ivone Drago, Italian Poet Laureate, threatening to break anybody who challenges him.
da Vinci’s first attempt, Mona Leonardo, didn’t quite work out as well.
Like my blog or this mouse dies!
The 5th Dentist who wouldn’t recommend Trident Gum!
/// "I’m a masculine brute, that’s for sure.
With my manliness I am secure.
Those who’d ape my look seek,
not my muscled physique,
but my lustrous full-bodied coiffure."
I’ve seen this one in person recently.
He’s trapped in a foreign land/
He’ll be visiting longer than planned/
He exudes indignation/
For the train left the station/
While the door knob came off in his hand///
Now he sits at the table drumming/
Til his fingers are slowly benumbing/
But his woes are not done/
He’ll be told “Sorry,son,/
Compensation will not be forthcoming.”
Now travel has lost its allure:/
Where he’s spending the night is unsure/
His luggage is at gone/
And he faces the dawn/
With no comb to control his coiffure!
“I AM NOT a long haired, maggot infested, Red Diaper Doper Baby! I voted for the other guy."
This gentleman who comes from Venice
Looks at us with tangible menace
We’ve seen this before
Back three years or four
’Cause Melcher just wants to play tennis
… lizard… Spock…
“My oh my, but doesn’t Weird Al Yankovic get weirder and weirder the older he gets?”
The noted Notary notarizes novels notoriously.
“You talkin’ to me?”
Tax collector practicing his blood-from-a-turnip squeezing skills.
is that the People’s Eyebrow??
“I’m-a master this-a stick shift if it kills-a me !”
Sono Porci, Questi Romani ! (SPQR)
Nobody ever returned a book late to his library twice.
It looks like he dipped his cane into an alternate dimension or something. It just kinds of fades away.
I stamp no…no soup for you!
Real rocks, real scissors and real paper.
Or just a Di Giovanni as s/he/they were mid-transition.
Mona Lisa’s husband when he finds out who she’s been shacking up with.
Portrait of a Venetian Gentleman:
Paste (including the quote marks)
"File:Tizian 080.jpg" site=commons.wikimedia.org
(syntax supported by the Google, Yahoo, Bing, Duckduckgo, Ecosia, and Yandex search engines) in the browser address bar (or search for it using one of those search engines) and chose the first File: link found for info and links that point to more info (best viewed using Google Chrome, which can automatically translate most webpages if necessary) about this roughly jumbo envelope size painting. File history has strip coloration image.
Again, a larger strip image is shown by merely clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s THROWBACK THURSDAY: MASTERPIECE #2008 (8/1/18) (May 25, 2022) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment. I have added a comment there (awaiting Mr. Melcher’s approval) pointing to the artist info I used to point to here. First work by this artist used here (2 times, including this Throwback Thursday repeat). The August 1, 2018, strip has this painting’s first use (the artist URLs in my comment there are here links in my blog comment).
The rumors were true, Mona Lisa was a man
Don’t forget Lizard and Spock. :-D
ugly man just wants everyone to think he’s not gay, but he is, just doesn’t get many suiters.but wait! if I go in drag everyone will love me. just call me Lisa del Giocondo.
John Belushi’s last attempt to play a serious role…
Johnny Depp trying to hide that darn rock
It took him 5 years to paint this? No wonder he was getting angry.
There’s a question I cannot resist / So don’t ask me to cease or desist / Just say: can it be / That I really do see / A gray mouse that he’s got in his fist?
The chinstrap is not his best look.
Poor Giovanni. He bought a gray squirrel from the pet store, imported from North America. He brought it home to hold it and love it and call it “George”. But the squirrel kept trying to wriggle free, so Giovanni had to hold it tighter, until it became the size of a mouse and stopped wriggling…