The Old Masters – re-interpreted 140

Chaps and chapettes, midweek has crept up on me in a most unsporting fashion. We normally see Wednesday coming in good time, but one of the pedals broke on the Institute’s radar machine. Still, we’re not actually late and that is always a plus.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with our fine traditions, Wednesday is that day of the week when we take an example of finely arranged daubs, smudges and pigments, and add an inappropriate caption, thus reinterpreting the noble intentions of an Old Master.

Today’s victim is a Dutch bloke called Jan Lievens.

Dutch artist Jan Lievens - The Card Players - has become the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction in Holland - haha - you lost - you have to take a drag at the tik pipe

I don’t care what you’re smoking mate, an ace counts for either 1 or 11 – not any number you think of.

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About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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