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Well? DO you?

No, no. Not me. Not here. This place dun’t have no rules!

I nicked the graphic off FaceBook, where people are potty about rules. Have you noticed? Is it true in your groups?

I got booted off an anatomy group once because my drawing of an armpit looked like it had flesh on it. Which, I dunno, I guess I didn’t KNOW THE RULES. I saw someone get scolded off a ‘bad art from junk shops’ group because her bad art was from a flea market. I guess she didn’t KNOW THE RULES.

And don’t get me started on the chicken groups. There aren’t so many rules about actually keeping chickens than there are posting in the chicken groups.

What is with people who get a little taste of the whip hand?


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 21, 2019, 10:30 pm

“… the code is more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules.”
Barbossa, from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 22, 2019, 1:39 am

Sa holiday woman! De ya no Ken! Rules say nay postin an holidays!

So I spent it making shelves from bureau drawers and
cooking tonkatsu.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 22, 2019, 1:59 am

”We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!

All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.

“Wrong, Do it again!”

“If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you
have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?”

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 22, 2019, 2:23 am

FaceBook rule makers/enforcers are in statutorily mandated training to be certified and licensed to sit on Home Owners Association Architectural Review Boards.

“You have been found guilty of painting your mailbox an unapproved shade of beige as well as using satin finish instead of semi-gloss.”

Comment from Tomfrompv
Time: January 22, 2019, 4:16 am

OK, what does a “fleshless” armpit look like? The mind boggles.

But, why would an artist draw an armpit? Was there more to the story?

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: January 22, 2019, 4:59 pm

Pope Julius II – “Yes, about the, uh, hat. I was not aware the Almighty wears a, I assume, viking helmet. At least not one I have found any references to in the Bible.”

Michelangelo – “Rules most Holy Father. Painters guidebook, Chapter 7, first paragraph. I’m just adhering to the guild standard, otherwise they’ll have my membership.
This is why Di Vinci got the Last Supper gig and I didn’t! He sticks with the rules!”

Pope Julius II – “I see. I anticipated your argument and took the liberty of consulting said manuscript. I note with some alarm that the entirety of Chapter 7 was written by one Eric Bloodaxe. Dictated I suspect. Had it occurred to you that his, unChristian, upbringing might have, influenced his views on the Almighty?”

Comment from bikeboy
Time: January 22, 2019, 5:57 pm

I expect Chicken Forums to be the last bastion of a civilized society.

I used to think that “online” discussions had content that the participants would NEVER say face-to-face. But real-life society seems to be devolving to the level of online.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 22, 2019, 8:48 pm

Tom, the way the arm muscles interlace with the muscles of the torso is really cool and much beloved of artists.

An écorché is an anatomy drawing with the skin removed, and it was an écorché group. So, fair cop.

I still think they should’ve let it slide…

Comment from jwpaine
Time: January 22, 2019, 9:54 pm

Going to have to report you. The first rule of rules is you don’t talk about the rules.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: January 23, 2019, 3:20 pm

And don’t forget –
Rule 6 – there is noooooooo Rule 6.

Comment from jwm
Time: January 23, 2019, 5:00 pm

I got kicked out of a retro sci-fi page for pointing out that the Gargantuas weren’t very scary. Not only that, but I had the bad taste to notice that they were really just guys in hairy suits. Got booted clean outa’ there.


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