That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for February 27, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Inga the Valkyrie realized with 3 days left, she still had not met the month’s quota of souls for Odin.

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    ronaldspence  3 months ago

    a new definition of bare back

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    Call me Ishmael  3 months ago

    Every night Pegasus she would straddle/

    And together aloft they’d skedaddle/

    And pursue palpitations/

    To new elevations:/

    But then why is she riding sidesaddle?

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    rmremail  3 months ago

    So she has no problem riding through the sky completely naked, but she does it side saddle so as not to be immodest?

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    rmremail  3 months ago

    I see – she’s having one of those dreams.

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    rmremail  3 months ago

    Ginny Weasely rushed right out of bed when she realized that she had to get the rental back to the Budget office before midnight or she would have to pay a late fee.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    How not to ride a flying horse.

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    Kwen  3 months ago

    I think that’s enough for tonight. I can’t wait to see the dream interpretation forums in the morning. And I guess we gave those UFO spotters something new to talk about for once too.

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    Jayalexander  3 months ago

    Fire the stable boy for not hitching the saddle tight.

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    Solstice*1947  3 months ago

    /// In this Symbolist work, “A Dream Idyll,”

    a winged steed soars, sans saddle or bridle.

    Mounted clutching his pinion,

    the girl, in my opinion,

    shows she’s foolish; perhaps suicidal.

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    Jml58  3 months ago

    When you gotta go, you gotta go.

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    Dream Idyll? Is that the dream for the Valkerie or for the horse?

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    crochetkid24 Premium Member 3 months ago

    The horse looks like it wants her to let go of the wing feathers so it can flap. If Lady Godiva rode a flying horse then her long hair would not be a good cover up.

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    Lady loves a joke  3 months ago

    “I’m getting so forgetful these days! I really wish I had tied back my lovely locks. Oh, yes – and I should have put on a dress. To Walmart we go, Pegasus”!

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    GoComicsGo!  3 months ago

    ((“I thought bareback would be more exciting than this.”))

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    A Common 'tator  3 months ago

    Should she be holding onto his wings while he’s flying?

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    markkahler52  3 months ago

    ATC wants to have a little talk with you….

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    phritzg Premium Member 3 months ago

    Godiva learns that adding roughage to the diet is good advice for her horse, too.

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    mac04416  3 months ago

    She’s a regular real lady she is! See, she’s sitting side saddle.

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    mac04416  3 months ago

    To the artist; on the downstroke of that wing, she’s going to be thrown off pretty hard and fast….

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    PraiseofFolly  3 months ago

    A nude Norse on a horse

    Of course, course

    Won’t be the Valkyrie

    Right from the source

    Does she ride bareback without remorse?

    Talk to Miss Edda …

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    Slowly, he turned...  3 months ago

    Same as a jet dumping fuel?

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    Call me Ishmael  3 months ago

    In the face of impending divorce/

    For solace, she turns to a horse/

    She likes her proximity/

    to equine equanimity:/

    (No clothing required, of course..)

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    wincoach Premium Member 3 months ago

    Sick of dating apps, Mary decided that flying around naked on a horse was the way to pick up men. Well, she was getting noticed that is for sure!

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    That has to be itchy on her butt!

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    Linguist  3 months ago

    Exxon astride Pegasus searching for new oil fields.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 3 months ago

    I get the feeling I forgot to do something…..oh well!

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  3 months ago

    Godiva, finding out that her hair trick doesn’t work so well when her steed can do 140 with a good tailwind.

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    lagoulou  3 months ago

    That is one breathtakingly beautiful painting!

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    lagoulou  3 months ago

    Sol, Ish… you outdid yourselves today! Bravo!!

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 3 months ago

    Something up there dropped a metallic [glop of fecal matter, because the “banned list” is silly] that was made into King Tut’s dagger.

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    Calvins Brother  3 months ago

    How did the artist get up in the air?

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    Too late for Richard Wagner, too early for Led Zeppelin, Hughes’ dream of painting album covers was never realized. His style was unsuited to “Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home” and “Way Down Yonder In the Cornfield.”

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    This painting can be found in London’s National Gallery, in the Hall of Van Art.

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member 3 months ago

    Anything to keep from having to give them their pizza for free.

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    anomaly  3 months ago

    Riding bareback is uncomfortable, but it would be worse if she was male.

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    mshaw Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Dream Idyll (A Valkyrie),” 1902

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    Ryan Plut  3 months ago

    I ask you: if it were YOU on a Pegasus at 2,000 feet altitude, would you be dumb enough to sit sidesaddle?

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    d1234dick Premium Member 3 months ago

    don’t you know anything? you don’t ride side saddle on a Pegasus.

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    mabrndt Premium Member 3 months ago

    Dream Idyll (A Valkyrie)

    Paste (including the quote marks) 

    "Category:Edward Robert Hughes" Wikimedia 

    (syntax supported by the Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia and Yandex 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 Idyll, and click its link for info and links that point to more info about this painting. 

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (Ctrl- or right-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #3277 (February 27, 2024) 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 pointing to info about this artist I used to point to here. So far, 2 works by him have been used here, the January 14, 2016, strip being the prior.

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    rugeirn  3 months ago

    I found an interesting essay, but trying to post the link here doesn’t work. Is there aa work-around?

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    Running Buffalo Premium Member 3 months ago

    Fliers tend to look for there house when they go overhead. She is no different.

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    Blatherskite  3 months ago

    It’s a test run for WW1…

    Without radar no Briton espies her,

    this Valkyrie sans helmet or visor.

    As her steed drops BMs

    from St. Pauls to the Thames

    she reports the results to the Kaiser!

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    JH&Cats  3 months ago

    It’s hard to get a good view when you sit right behind the wing.

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    Call me Ishmael  3 months ago

    For tomorrow:“Maurice always likes to knock back a few before he picks up the kid from daycare..”

    In between leading pre-dawn attacks/

    On British troops (called “lobster backs”)/

    He is known to imbibe/

    What the barkeeps prescribe./

    He claims that it helps him relax..

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    Wow! I cannot possibly imagine a nude riding side saddle, without a saddle. The side saddle has special proturberances to keep one from falling off.

    My caption: “If you don’t let go of my wing, we’re going to fall.”

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    Call me Ishmael  3 months ago

    Sol, I see you’re hard at work already. I’m hitting the hay. ; )

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    rugeirn  3 months ago

    If you Google the phrase “her golden tresses let loose in the wind” you’ll see an essay on this painting right at the top of the list. Recommended reading. It’s the one on Wordpress.

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