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Old 10-28-19, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Just in time for Dia De Los Muertos.
That's probably what it was intended for looking at its origins:

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Artist:Josť Guadalupe Posada (Mexican, 1851–1913)
Date:ca. 1900
Medium:Etching on zinc
Dimensions:sheet: 6 1/16 x 10 9/16 in. (15.4 x 26.8 cm)
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Credit Line:Gift of Jean Charlot, 1930
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Old 10-28-19, 11:19 AM
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T shirt form the "Steel is Real" ride. The guy who organized it had a collection of posters and every year a different one is on the shirt as well as the registration postcard they mail out.





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I assume at least some of you recognize these characters
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Old 10-28-19, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by old's'cool View Post


I assume at least some of you recognize these characters
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
Can't remember the cat's name.
Let's see, not Felix; not Tom; not TC, Choo Choo, Benny, Brain, Spook, or Fancy; not Jinx; not Manuel or Jose; not Fritz; and not Bill.
Man, I can't remember.
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Old 10-28-19, 06:26 PM
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I wouldn't call it too crazy, but this chap is smoking it, uphill passing a racer on his retro direct drive cycle.

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Old 10-28-19, 06:30 PM
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Old 10-28-19, 06:37 PM
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Slice of cycling racing lore
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Swooning the ladies at the Athletic Association.
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Old 10-28-19, 07:17 PM
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Old 10-29-19, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
Can't remember the cat's name.
Let's see, not Felix; not Tom; not TC, Choo Choo, Benny, Brain, Spook, or Fancy; not Jinx; not Manuel or Jose; not Fritz; and not Bill.
Man, I can't remember.
From right to left, Fat Freddy's Cat, Freewheeling Franklin, Fat Freddy, and, the dude with the prominent beazer and the facial growth is -- Phineas (can't recall his nickname at the moment)
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Old 10-29-19, 07:49 PM
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Dawn's early light covers the practicing soldiers.

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Wish I read Chinese, so I'd have a clue as to why this was a good idea:


It's literal translation is: "Morning Light First Cover Performance [meaning Practice] Soldier Place"

It's poetic... so what it would sound like in English is "Dawn's early light covers the practicing soldiers." and it's kind of interesting that the citizens are bearing arms; the word/character used isn't "military"... there is no differentiation between soldiers and military because (then, in that context anyway, in theory) the militia is made up of "the people" who claimed the right to bear arms.

There is more than a little irony there from my perspective.
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
Can't remember the cat's name.
Let's see, not Felix; not Tom; not TC, Choo Choo, Benny, Brain, Spook, or Fancy; not Jinx; not Manuel or Jose; not Fritz; and not Bill.
Man, I can't remember.
"Fat Freddy's Cat"
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Old 10-30-19, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Just a weird advertisement overall, the chains, the nudity, the sign she is flashing. I believe that this is is an ad for a saddle...some of the saddles that I have previously used certainly qualify as a BDSM device.
See post #140 of this thread for an explanation of the symbolism that puts it in the context of the era.
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Old 10-30-19, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
...The Wright brothers would have found the juxtaposition interesting.
On the contrary, the Wrights would have been bitter if not incensed, as the poster depicts a Bleriot monoplane. It was bad enough that the Bleriot outperformed the Wrights' contemporary model but even worse, the Bleriot was outselling the Wright model. However, the ultimate insult was that Bleriot refused to acknowledge the Wright's wing warping patents, which were the subject of litigation in both the USA and Europe. The Wrights had sold their European patents but were still involved in the legal proceeding and would have still been earning income from the patents on a royalty basis. Given the Wright brothers egotistical, litigious and monopolistic nature, any references to a Bleriot design would been the source of contempt, as it would have represented legal battles, loss of income and their diminished status. While the Wright brothers were pioneers of powered flight, they were also the greatest thorn in it's early development, until the Great War threw litigation out the window and made rapid development the priority.
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Old 10-30-19, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
See post #140 of this thread for an explanation of the symbolism that puts it in the context of the era.
Thank you for that explanation, that was an eye opener.

One question: what is the symbolism of the hand sign?
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Old 10-30-19, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Thank you for that explanation, that was an eye opener.

One question: what is the symbolism of the hand sign?
Yes, it's interesting how different generations view things. It's easy to misinterpret older pieces of art, literature, music or cinema, without some background of the era. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of the symbolism, if any, of her (right) hand gesture.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Yes, it's interesting how different generations view things. It's easy to misinterpret older pieces of art, literature, music or cinema, without some background of the era. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of the symbolism, if any, of her (right) hand gesture.
Chains, nudity, sign of the horns, clearly heavy metal well ahead of the times.

According to wiki, many possible meanings including offensive ones in Italy.
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"Fat Freddy's Cat"
Also known in some episodes as F. Frederick Skitty
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Originally Posted by old's'cool View Post


I assume at least some of you recognize these characters
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From right to left, Fat Freddy's Cat, Freewheeling Franklin, Fat Freddy, and, the dude with the prominent beazer and the facial growth is -- Phineas (can't recall his nickname at the moment)
And, judging by the background, unless I miss my guess, they're in the process of doing Amsterdam.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
I wouldn't call it too crazy, but this chap is smoking it, uphill passing a racer on his retro direct drive cycle.

If the artist could have effectively depicted that the lead cyclist was pedaling backwards due to the low gear of the retro-direct drive, that would have made it crazy, at least for modern cyclists.

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Wow...just, wow
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