The Old Masters – re-interpreted 149

Like the lice in the old friar’s cassock, we are creatures of habit (Wondering where I was going with that one, weren’t you?). We, however, like to call a well entrenched habit a tradition; and one of the finest traditions in this little cul-de-sac off the Information Superhighway is the irreverent re-interpretation of a dead and defenceless Old Master.

Georges de la Tour has put his name put forward for today’s Open Art surgery (for his work entitled The Cheat). Ladies and gentlemen, start your captions….

Georges de la Tour - the cheat - Dorothy - a hot flush never beats a straight flush but in this case we will make an exception because Gladwyn here is trying to put an ace up his

Dorothy – a hot flush never beats a straight flush but in this case we will make an exception because Gladwyn here is trying to shove an ace up his [Continued on page 416].

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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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