A friendship that started when 3 guys got stood up at the same time and place.
“Hey, George, is that a baby bump?’
“We’ve been standing here for hours. I hope the artist gives us a close up and captures my good side.”
the “Two Musketeers” holding auditions…
Do it over in landscape and get closer. I’m not paying by the hour for dead space.
psst! quick, she’s in the tub and there’s no key in the lock.
Three lads who were painted by Dirk/
Were wont in the stairwell to lurk/
There they stand in the murk/
Whilst avoiding hard work:/
They’re driving their mothers berserk…
“ Hang on, guys. The line at the ladies’ room is three times this long.”
“Now look what you’ve done, we could’ve had a nice close up at the foot of the stair, but you had to be one step above me.”
“Me, so I was up ONE step, then YOU went up TWO more just to be taller.”
The Three Musketeers posing for a promotional shot for the candy bar.
Waiting on D’Artagnan
Off the subject, but does anyone know what happened to Auntie Acid?
Actually, the painting is unfinished. The artist intended to put blurred versions of the same image on either side, but he was distracted by a shiny object.
Waiting for the flood water to recede.
To his shocked amazement, after his shower Pieter found his clothes taken away. He took a peek out the bathhouse door. Yes, they were lurking there, members of the fraternity hazing committee, waiting for him to come out.
As a pledge he had to do some weird stunts, but if he were caught now this could get him expelled from University. “The Dutch Masters” — hah! They way they baited people … they should add that word to their fraternity name!
You know what they say when the painting is tall and narrow and the columns are tall and narrow.
Gotta come up short ’n squat somewhere.
" Hey, Porthus! Any sign of D’Artagnan with our pizza?"
Fun fact: Dutch houses are as narrow as they are because they were taxed on the basis of frontage.
You don’t want to know whats happening on either side of them.
“I was thinking of redoing the place in pinks and purples.”
I told you the Winchester House had stairways going no where. Did you believe me? Nooooo – you had to see if for yourself.
I know we can call it Three’s a Crowd!
“Dutch Stairmasters”- on the original fitness equipment!
And Curly shouted to Larry and Moe, “Look, my head and hat can fit between these two pillars!” and much hilarity ensued.
The painting was supposed to be of the column, but the Three Musketeers just had to photobomb it.
A Seven-Part Decorative Sequence: An Outdoor Stairway:
Paste (including the quote marks)
"Category:Dirck van Delen" Wikimedia
(syntax supported by the Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, and Ecosia search engines) in the browser address bar (or search for it using one of those search engines) and choose the first Category: found and once there find the text string 8,746, and click its link for info and links that point to more info about this huge painting.
Again, a larger strip image is shown by (Ctrl- or right-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #3194 (September 27, 2023) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment, and using the dropdown menu (even larger, if you trim what’s after .png from the URL). I have added a comment there (awaiting Mr. Melcher’s approval) pointing to info about this artist I used to point to here. Only work by him used here so far.
“Outdoor Stairway,” 1630-1632
How many steps have we taken, going up and down these stairs?
I don’t know … I lost count.
Somebody should invent a device to count the steps for us.
“I told Julius that he’ll have to shave his mustache if he wants Romeo to mistake him for his cousin Juliet, but does he listen tome? Nooo!”