The Old Masters – re-interpreted 168

Seeing as I was a tad late last week (that is late, as in delayed, not as in deceased – yet), I thought I’d do a little penitence by sending through today’s Art Burn a little ahead of schedule. If you’re new to this wee backwater (that almost came out wrong*, didn’t it?) of the Interweb, we extend an ‘art-felt’ welcome.

Upon entering this site, you will be searched for weapons. If you don’t have any, we will give you one; because we have a little tradition here on a Weddersday. Y’see, we randomly select a piece of art from yesteryear (or a few days either side) and apply an irreverent caption; to brighten it up a little, mainly, but also to see if we can get an Old Master to spin in his grave. It hasn’t happened yet, so you lot are just not trying hard enough.

In the days of old, when the k-niggits were bold etc, etc., it appears that far too many blokes were called Jean Baptiste something or other. Today’s victim is no exception. He answers to Jean Baptiste Greuze. In the spirit of the theme of the thing, get cracking.


NIGELLA – THE EARLY DAYS: “Steady on Ma! If she fancies herself as the next Cute Cook, she’s going to have to learn that separating egg whites is not racist, it doesn’t get done through the basket on her way home from the market; and that ‘ground pepper’ doesn’t come from the floor.”


*Yes, I know it can be debated whether ‘wrong’ in this context is an adjective or an adverb; in which case it ought to be written ‘wrongly’. However, I left it thus to enhance whatever comedic effect the rest of the sentence might provide…… Look, just get on with thinking up an inappropriate caption will you; dash it all man!

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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