That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for October 06, 2022

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    Solstice*1947  4 months ago

    /// When Columbus’ crew heard the news

    that they’d come to the end of their cruise,

    they were too overjoyed.

    Now his wrath they’d avoid;

    there were natives there Chris could abuse.

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    rmremail  4 months ago

    The crew breaking down in tears, begging Captain Bligh to return to Tahiti and the hot, half-naked women there.

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    rmremail  4 months ago

    “I know it’s not India, Captain, but we’re down to our last gallon of grog and we ran out of food a week ago. Please, let us stop and resupply before we die of thirst!”

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    As they sighted land, Guillermo started to take off his clothes and make a mad dash for the beach.

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    back when it was only just the “Like Boat”

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Hey; that guy on the other ship claims that his crew have nicer beards!”

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    Tyge Premium Member 4 months ago

    Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip…

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    Jayalexander  4 months ago

    So much for mask mandates. Get the penicillin.

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    Funny_Ha_Ha  4 months ago

    He thought they were at a Dunkin’ Donuts.

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    P51Strega  4 months ago

    This picture is hysterical. The crew mewling at the brave captains feet, not likely. This one doesn’t need a caption.

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    Ubintold  4 months ago

    What, they found a Starbucks that was still open?

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    jdculhane46  4 months ago

    Of course you see land, we’re still in the harbor!

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    [Traveler]  4 months ago

    Maybe it was a Dollar General

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    Reader  4 months ago

    Ah, yes, I can smell the cinnamon on the breeze.

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 4 months ago

    Hey, I can see my house from here!

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    wincoach Premium Member 4 months ago

    No need to grovel men, I’m not special, you too can smell like this, here pass this bottle of Old Spice around.

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 4 months ago

    Are we there yet? …….. How about now??

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Sir, please. After all, they’re the only ones who’ll let us bring our muskets in with us.”

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    Sovie Premium Member 4 months ago

    The image is still too big: if I squint hard enough, I can vaguely distinguish human figures. Come on, you can do better!

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    PraiseofFolly  4 months ago

    Johanna, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella

    Was married to Philip, a most Handsome fella.

    Their marriage was rocky due to his escapades

    With a whole bunch of her personal maids

    But that was later on after Columbus returned

    From his voyage through which his fame is earned.

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    Philip was known to the court as a most crafty sleaze

    But because of good looks, the Queen he did please.

    For Columbus’s voyage, to nix constipation

    He con-vinced her to purchase stores of his medication.

    It wasn’t bad stuff, and worked ‘gainst analgesia

    Philip called it by his name and Milk of Magnesia.

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    But the the voyage was long and before it was done

    The supply was used up, and bowel cramps had begun

    What good would be mutiny, so far out at sea

    And seawater flush was touchy, as you might agree.

    When Land was sighted and with the skiffs they parted,

    It took a few days before the sailors well fa-ted.

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    So, as the oil painting shows (but most won’t get the drift),

    The sailors looked forward to get their bowels to shift.

    Although the trip made no one wealthy right away

    The sailors at last ate fruit and took the chance to play

    With island girls whose amoral best did please

    As each to each took time to swap disease.

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    epaphus8  4 months ago

    “Okay, okay, we’ll stop at McDonald’s. But if we can’t get the ship up to the drive-though window, that’s on you.”

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    Indianapolis Smith  4 months ago

    “The Wellerman! Sugar and Tea and Rum! OH MY!”

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  4 months ago

    “When I signed on to become a freebooter, I’d hoped that we’d get, you know, free boots.”

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    Tyge Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Where in hades is the omen report!”

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    rugeirn  4 months ago

    Looking back and remembering when / We laughed and we chuckled, my friend / Now we squint and we peer / It’s so small, so unclear / Well, the pixels were shrimpy back then.

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    mshaw Premium Member 4 months ago

    Christopher Columbus Discovers the Coast of America, 1854

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    mabrndt Premium Member 4 months ago

    Columbus Discovers the Shores of America

    Paste (including the quote marks) 

    "Category:Christian Ruben" site=commons.wikimedia.org 

    (syntax supported by the Google, Yahoo, Bing, Duckduckgo, Ecosia, and Yandex search engines) in the address bar (or search for it using one of those search engines) and click the first Category: found, and once there, search for the America text string, and click its link for info and links that point to more info about this painting.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by merely clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s THROWBACK THURSDAY: MASTERPIECE #1985 (6/29/18) (October 5, 2022) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment, and using the dropdown menu. 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 total, including this Throwback Thursday repeat), the June 29, 2018, strip being its first use. The first URL pointed to in my comment there has been deleted. Since I couldn’t quickly locate a strip coloration image to post to WC, I used the museum’s different coloration image.

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    d1234dick Premium Member 4 months ago

    being with all man crew, the straight guys in the crew were verry thrilled, all two of them

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    steve’s caption demands too much suspension of disbelief – starbucks are everywhere…

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    Exasperated999  4 months ago

    Budget cuts meant the original proposal for ‘Captain Pugwash’ had to be scaled back in production.

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