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Angry ape face

No, no…it’s not Hillary again. Just working on my portfolio today.

This is my glamor shot.


Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: March 25, 2014, 12:39 am

Dian Fossey is coming back to b!tch-slap you.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: March 25, 2014, 1:22 am

He’s gonna bite his tongue when he closes his mouth.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: March 25, 2014, 1:23 am

Looks like something out of The Savage Sword of Conan comics!

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: March 25, 2014, 2:28 am

That’s me, first thing in the morning, prior to my first cup of coffee.

Comment from mojo
Time: March 25, 2014, 4:30 am

Whoa! Skeery shit there!

Make a good cover art for “Congo”…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 25, 2014, 11:25 am

Thank you, Quasi. I used to be a Savage Sword fan, back in the day.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 25, 2014, 2:48 pm

Of course we know it’s not Hillary. I won’t say which spouse of which administration official it resembles, no no no.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: March 25, 2014, 3:06 pm

My first thought was, “That’s one of the ‘great apes’ in the Tarzan novels!” But they were closer to human, and had their own language. Bolgani the gorilla, maybe.

I read those at age 10, and still recall a lot of the apes’ language: Tantor the elephant, Sabor the lioness, etc. And Tarzan’s name meant “White Skin.”

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 25, 2014, 3:33 pm


I tried, Lord knows I tried, but when I got the the “Detective Tarzan in Paris” horse crap I had to give up.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: March 25, 2014, 4:08 pm

Stark, I’m not sure which one you mean. It’s true that Tarzan’s first European language was French, and I think he visited Paris in one or more of the novels. Did he act like Sherlock Holmes or something?

The best of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ series was the first, “Tarzan of the Apes,” the sixth, “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” and a couple of the later ones — “Tarzan and the City of Gold” is good, and “Tarzan’s Quest” features Jane on her own as a strong character and leader.

ERB was hardly the World’s Best Writer; he never met a long sentence he didn’t like, or a purple-prose adjective either. But he could spin a story like nobody’s business, and create memorable characters, too. Proof? The whole world still remembers Tarzan.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 25, 2014, 4:54 pm

Yes, it was the second Tarzan book, IIRC. Actually, the end of “Tarzan of the Apes” was so monumentally silly, I wanted to throw the book across the room (Tarzan in a car saves somebody in Nebraska from a field fire? What a shockingly good use of the character, I say), except that I was reading an ebook on my laptop. Still, the first half of “Tarzan of the Apes” is quite good; almost “Jungle Book”.

I quite like the John Carter nonsense, but then not all of that is worthwhile even considering its light, fluffy character.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 25, 2014, 5:06 pm

I recognized that face instantly: that’s Mrs. Edie McClurg, not the actress but the algebra teacher who “taught” at Hammond High School in Alexandria, Virginia, in the 1960s.

Her personal habits went well with the face. She had two dresses, one green and one brown, otherwise identical. One week it would be green-brown-green-brown-green and the next would be (you guessed it), brown-green-brown-green-brown. We used to keep a betting pool on how many times in a single 75-minute class she would deal with sinus mucus with a window-rattling SKNGKNKRNGKRKGKGKG followed by *gulp*. The winning number was usually between 12 and 30.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: March 25, 2014, 5:20 pm

True, there are a lot (A LOT) of things about ERB’s writing and plotting that strike us as silly nowadays. The same is true of the so-called “Silver Age” DC comics of the late Fifties and early Sixties: pseudoscience galore, sappy love stories, people continually giving giant inheritances away to charity. (Jimmy Olsen, you moron, you could have kept that $1 million and told Perry White to take his job and shove it! But noooo . . .)

But it was memorable, vivid storytelling just the same.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 25, 2014, 10:21 pm

I love Burroughs. I am a natural consumer and great admirer of pulp.

Comment from scr_north
Time: March 25, 2014, 11:00 pm

Hmm, I do believe that is Michelle Obama upon being told that there would not be any seconds on the Sweet and Sour Pork during a state banquet. The Presidents wife is currently on another taxpayer funded vacation, er state visit however this one is without the benefit of press coverage but as you fill out your tax returns you can take heart in the knowledge that you are still paying for it.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: March 26, 2014, 8:01 pm


You’re in Britain, it’s a “glamour” shot now.

Colour me internet grammar nazi.

Comment from Davem123
Time: March 27, 2014, 4:05 am

I loved ERBs Barsoom novels as a kid. Flying over the dried sea beds, wrapped in furs, armed with two swords on a leather harness covered in jewels, snuggled up tight to some hot red martian princess. What a life.

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