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Do we get to blow a door into the diner this time?
Do we get to blow a door into the diner this time?

Now here’s some transition news we totally believe, since it comes from no less authoritative a source than the Daily Mail, which would never stoop so low as to make stuff up for the hell of it: Donald Trump is supposedly considering Sylvester Stallone to head a government agency, probably the National Endowment for the Arts. Say goodbye to your Piss Christ and your elephant-dung Virgin Mary, and get ready for art that celebrates manliness, fistfights, and stuff blowin’ up all over. Just look at the solid journalisming here!

While Stallone is positively disposed to the idea, It is not known whether Stallone will accept the gig. He has spoken previously of his admiration for Trump — and of his interest in entering politics.

‘It’s been widely and wrongly assumed that a Trump Presidency will be hostile to the arts,’ a source told DailyMail.com. ‘But Mr Trump feels this sort of A-list appointment is precisely the shot in the arm that the industry needs.’

Yup, the Arts industry. We so completely buy this story. After all, it even has this very artsy quote from Sly Stallone himself:

‘I love Donald Trump,’ he told Variety Magazine. ‘He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? ‘There are certain people like Arnold, Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translates to running the world.’

Huh. We don’t know how exactly Stallone’s using “Dickensian” there. Maybe “prone to spontaneous combustion,” like [spoiler warning] the pawnbroker of Bleak House? Or “insanely optimistic no matter how disconnected from reality” like Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield? Or maybe simply a rich asshole who longs for more poorhouses and prisons, like that Ebenezer Scrooge guy from How The Gingrich Stole Christmas?

Eh. Maybe he meant “Kafkaesque.”

Still, the Daily Mail piece does at least have pretty solid information on what the NEA is and does:

Formed in 1965, The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and supports everything from museums and opera to folk music, dance and design. Its current head, the artist and philanthropist Jane Chu, heads a 14-strong board who can draw upon an annual budget of around $146,200,000.

Folks at the NEA was none too happy about getting booted out of the Old Post Office Building to make way for the Trump Hotel.

They was, was they? Well, consarn it, Sly Stallone will teach them a thing or two, possibly through the manly art of arm rasslin’, like in that one movie he was in with the arm rasslin’.

We wouldn’t waste much money betting the Daily Mail has this one right. Why, just yesterday the scuttlebutt was that Kanye West would be chosen to run the agency! The closest their reporting might come to reality is that Trump will decide both the NEA and its sister agency the National Endowment for the Humanities belong among The Expendables. That, or the entire budget will be redirected to gold-plating the Washington Monument.

[Daily Mail]

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  • SuspectedDemocrat

    Even with Stallone running the NEA, Trump will retain his executive producer credit.

    • weejee

      I think that follows the same line of the old saw about he who smelt it dealt it.

  • weejee
  • arglebargle

    “He’s a great Dickensian character”

  • Groundloop

    Here’s the entire text of the reply to any NEA grant application:

    Needs more gold so it’ll be classy.

  • JVisconti

    What’s next? A couple of Kardashians getting CSPAN host spots?

    • SnarkON

      That would actually be awesome.

      • JVisconti

        Upon further review, you be right. I suck at social commentary parody.

    • BMW

      Fortunately I don’t think it falls under the NEA/NPR/PBS umbrella, otherwise:
      “Like, you know, I like think we should like, totally take some calls from viewerrrrs….oh my God, someone’s calling us from Utah, is that even a real place?”

      • JVisconti

        You’re right. CSPAN likely falls under the purview of some old white GOP congresscritter. The casting couch is getting fluffed up now.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Mel Gibson was tied up?

    There, I’ve teed it up. Have a whack at it.

    • Amy!

      Trump wouldn’t dare nominate Mel. The Dems would crucify him.

      • Msgr_Moment

        Again!

        • Amy!

          It’d be like turning a lethal weapon on the arts, you know?

    • Shibusa

      Bless his braveheart.

    • shastakoala

      Freeedommmm!

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Mel’s one of those furriners. You know what Republicans think of them.

  • Painter of Goats

    At long last we are getting something this country really needs…a he-man art endowment chair.

  • TJ Barke

    Why is there an RPG in the barrel of that M60?

    • willi0000000

      operator suppressor?

      • Juan de Payaso

        That type of suppressor probably would result in an earth-shattering kaboom.

  • shastakoala

    Adriennesque!

    • Come here a minute

      Not a 10.

  • Moebym of the Resistance

    Like that pastor guy said, what this country needs is to make masculinity great again.

  • Mavenmaven

    He meant Dickensian like in “thinks primarily with his Dick”.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Chuck Norris, Secretary of Awesomeness, privatized his Department, saving the US taxpayers trillions of Ameros before Trump even thought of appointing him to the Cabinet.

    • BMW

      Chuck Norris for FED. He doesn’t raise the prime interest rate, he just pushes everyone else’s ability to extend credit down.

  • SnarkON

    FAKE NEWS. Obviously the Nuge will run the NEA.

    • Msgr_Moment

      There will be no Head of the NEH, because, goodness sakes, Trump’s folks don’t have any need for Humanity.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Well, actually, they just can’t figure out what it is…

      • willi0000000

        sure they do.

        [ hint: it’s a cookbook ]

  • calliecallie

    ADRIENNE!!!!!

  • sw19womble

    I think the GOP are plenty Dickensian already.
    http://www.dvdizzy.com/images/o/oliver-12.jpg

  • Shibusa

    Maybe if we changed the name of National Endowment for the Arts to Fetus, the Republicans would want to save it.

    • SnarkON

      We could change United States of America to Fetus, also.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Federal
      Endowment
      Treasury of the
      United
      States.

      Done.

  • JVisconti

    Steven Seagal feels his English/Russian multilingual skills would make him a better choice.

  • whitroth

    So, Stallone wants to emulate Schwartzenneger? Somehow, I don’t think California would elect him governor. Or, for that matter, speaking as an ex-pat Philadelphian, that he could get elected mayor of Philly….

    • sw19womble

      After 2016, all bets are off.

  • JMP

    ‘I love Donald Trump,’ he told Variety Magazine. ‘He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? ‘There are certain people like Arnold, Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translates to running the world.’

    Considering that that quote includes both words of more than one syllable and vowels, I seriously doubt that comes from Sylvester Stallone; it was probably more like, “mumblemumblemumblemumblemumblemumble”.

    • calliecallie

      Sly was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for Rocky back in the day. Maybe I’m too cynical, but I never believed he actually wrote that thing himself. Which would help explain his attraction to Trump, and vice versa.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I’ve read somewhere in the past that he’s actually smart and literate, which the Dickens reference would tend to support; however, since he also likes Fuckface von Clownstick I think we can discount “smart.”

        • Celtic_Gnome

          I have also read that the weird thing with his face is due to forceps being used during his birth because he was such a big fucking baby.

          Maybe that’s why Donnie likes him, being a big fucking baby himself and all.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Okay, Wonketeers – which Dickens character could Sly be thinking of?….

      • Objectifer

        I’m trying to figure out who Arnold is. Arnold Ziffel maybe?

      • JMP

        You’re saying that Trump will be visited by three spirits and suddenly disavow his racism and misogyny, dump all his cabinet picks and decide he’ll dedicate his Presidency to fighting poverty and injustice instead of promoting them?

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Umm…no….

  • Nodrama4mama

    While it seems horrible, Stallone actually dabbles in expressionist paintings and has shown in Paris, and has been a supporter and maker of independent films, so we can all calm our tits about it, and lets just be greatful that he’s’ not appointing Ted Nugent or Chachi to the post.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Ted will be Outreach Director to the Teen Abstinence Initiative.

      What could go wrong?

    • HughinEncinitas

      Don’t tell my tits what to do.

      • Nodrama4mama

        No problem. Didn’t mean to tell you what to do with your body. I must have been having a Republican Moment.

        • HughinEncinitas

          My tits are really unmanageable…

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    Because, since Jesse Helms, The Arts are so important to America….

    • Msgr_Moment

      Needs moar John Ashcroft, to defend us against the barbarian boobs.

      • anon_the_great

        I believe they were heathen boobs. Heathen Greek boobs.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Tasty, heathen Greek boobs…

        • Msgr_Moment

          Good points.

      • Shoto

        ” ♫ Let the eagles soar… ♫ “

  • anon_the_great

    There are worse candidates out there. Jon Voight for instance.

    • anon_the_great

      James Woods

    • anon_the_great

      Kanye West

      • anon_the_great

        His wife

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Scott Adams

    • calliecallie

      Victoria Jackson

    • Shibusa

      The Christian Baldwin.

      • calliecallie

        Great minds think alike!

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Hank Williams Jr.

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        Yeah, ’cause then you’d end up with Kid Rock pretending he was the head of the NEA, too.

    • anon_the_great

      That bearded patriarch paste eater with the duck call thingy.

    • willi0000000

      it’s gotta be Hitler this time!

      • anon_the_great

        Nice

    • AngryKatie

      I’m honestly surprised Nugent hasn’t been floated for anything yet.

      • therblig

        i had floating nugents. turns out my toilet tank needed more water.

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    Job 1: Return the Rocky statue to the front of that building in Philadelphia. The one with the columns and the stairs. What’s it called, again?

  • BMW

    The Expendable Agencies.

  • Shibusa

    Since Stallone starred in Judge Dredd, wouldn’t he be a more appropriate pick for the Supreme Court vacancy?

  • Paperless Tiger

    Would I have to renew my Artistic License?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Not in short supply. See Fake News articles for clarification…

  • WiscoJoe

    Ugh, sounds like the NEA is expendable in Trump world. This is going to be a really rocky situation for anyone that cares about the arts. We’re on a real death race to the bottom, culturally speaking. Will Stallone draw first blood when it comes to funding for the arts? He could act as a real demolition man for a lot of important programs. This appointment seems over the top if you ask me. Trump better stop or my mom will shoot, because she loves the arts so much. It’s a real cliffhanger if this will actually happen or not. I have a real sense of judge dredd in my stomach and none of these puns are helping!

    • calliecallie

      Keep this up and we’re going to need an Escape Plan.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Nobody in the arts has had much faith in the NEA since the time of Reagan, even though art, in all its forms in America, is the greatest economic engine we have…

    • Objectifer

      All galleries are Taco Bell now.

      • WiscoJoe

        Sandra Bullock for FDA chair, FTW.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    He’s a great Dickensian character.

    Scrooge comes to mind of course, but I like one from this list:

    Seth Pecksniff from Martin Chuzzlewit (1843). Pecksniff is the dominant character in a novel that satirises greed and selfishness. Some of the book’s characters know what they are up to – and we follow their machinations, as they plot to advance their own self-interest. What makes Pecksniff so entertaining is his lack of self-awareness. He is the epitome of hypocrisy, justifying his selfishness at all times by considering himself always as a disinterested and upright pillar of his family and community.

    Yep, that’ll work…

    • JVisconti

      In my next life, I hope to get a Dickens last name. good/bad I don’t care. My current one is dull.
      The thought of a restaurant hostess calling it out would be delicious. Chuzzlewit, party of two. Ha!

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        what’s wrong with Visconti?….

        • willi0000000

          some people . . . can’t please ’em even if you hang ’em with a new rope.

      • HughinEncinitas

        Just go to court and change it! If Ron Artest can change his name to Metta World Peace you should be able to have Chuzzlewit.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        A group of college friends went out to dinner. One guy went up to put our name on the list while the rest of us headed for the bar. We knew our table was ready when the seating hostess, totally clueless, called out, “Donner. Party of Five.”

  • borninatrailer

    He might disagree with me, but I really wish Douglas Adams was alive for all this.

    • whitroth

      Sorry, but I want Molly Ivins.

      • elviouslyqueer

        And you know Ann Richards is laughing so hard she’s soiling her angelic granny panties.

        • willi0000000

          and Barbara Jordan is sitting at their table just shaking her head and wondering if she should have said that.

          “My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total.”
          – Barbara Jordan

        • whitroth

          Angelic granny panties? The woman who had that big pic of her in white leather and a motorcycle? Not hardly – sexy undies for her!

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I’m glad Terry Pratchett didn’t live to see this. His stuff is too intellectual to tolerate all this stupidity.

  • Panika MCD

    maybe he meant “dickish” and didn’t know that’s not what “Dickensian” means? maybe someone should tell the author? and they seem to have missed the WPA being the precursor altogether.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      I assumed he meant Dickinsonian. Trump and Janice look like they have the same lip guy.

      • Panika MCD

        either that or “Dean Koontzian”.

        • magyar of infinite power

          Angie Dickinson?

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    After Trump takes office, we’ll all be Dickensian characters!

    • whitroth

      Or Shavian. “Buy some matches, sir?”

    • elviouslyqueer

      “Please sir, I want some more.”

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        Don’t get between Bannon and the gruel vat if you know what’s good for you.

    • Painter of Goats

      God help us everyone!

    • Groundloop

      Can I have a ha’penny Sir? No? Then how about a smile?

  • Ali | Desperately Seeking Brad

    This is one of those things where I think it just has to be fake news and it’ll turn out to be real, right?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f9a66ed51353622de05497c2dee52da54b8e25b2f7fd13d81f60330075d2e1e5.jpg

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Also too, Clint Eastwood is grumbling to a chair about how he would have been a better pick.

    • anon_the_great

      Actually Eastwood might make an interesting choice.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    False flag. Ssly ha experience in the arts. It’ll probably be another general.

    • Shibusa

      Jon Voight starred in The General. He’s also a wingnut. He’d be perfect!

    • Mary Sandoras

      Prepare for a military takeover from the National Endowment for the Arts!

    • WiscoJoe

      That means that Rambo will be given a high-ranking military appointment so he can go and single-handedly win the Vietnam War, again. Or maybe they can take that “Art of War” thing literally and just combine the NEA with the Pentagon. Creative destruction!

  • Mary Sandoras

    Yeah, a steroid abuser. Can’t wait for the arts on testosterone.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      I’ve started painting in gilt…

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    OK, fine, what does the Daily Fail link have to say?

    Stallone also hinted at a career in politics in the same interview, saying he was interested in following in the footsteps of Hollywood star-turned pol Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    ‘I said to my wife, “What do you think?” Stallone recalled. ‘She said, “Are you crazy?'”

    http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i-w600/keep-calm-and-listen-to-her-69.jpg

  • Shoto

    “That MoMA blowed up good!”

    — Sly Stallone

  • anon_the_great

    No. No. ALEX effin JONES for fuck’s sake! No Other Possibility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akh5y6gLZLI

  • Juan de Payaso

    I love Donald Trump,’ he told Variety Magazine. ‘He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? ‘There are certain people like Arnold, Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translates to running the world.’

    Hey, yo, Rocky. It translates to the story in Rocky V where your character realizes he lost everything he owned because he trusted a guy he shouldn’t have (Paulie) and goes from a nice standard of living to back on the street.

    It ends up like that. You know what I mean?

    • OrG

      That pig on Green Acres is “larger than life”?

    • WiscoJoe

      Then there’s Creed, in which Rocky has to learn to step aside so that the new, younger, more talented black guy can help him obtain health care.

  • Vincent Ricola

    Rocky IV is the reason that Stallone is even being mentioned and I think ve all know vhy.

    • magyar of infinite power

      He got to taste Dolph Lungren’s sweat?

  • Crystalclear12

    Sure, why not?
    *opens bottle of rum*

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Mount Gay?…

      • willi0000000

        just as i was about to type “watch out for Toomush”

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Thanks, I’ll have another….

          • HughinEncinitas

            Is Sailor Jerry there? Tell him I said heeeeeeey…

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            That Nazi…

      • Spurning Beer

        They prefer to be called Mount LBGTQ.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Rocky I & II were brilliant films, but just like with the republicans and the civil rights, you have to ask what about the 40 year gap in the resume?

    If you want to go the showbiz route, maybe this would be a good spot for The Boss, but I seriously doubt he would touch a Trump project with a 10-foot pole.

  • Suttree

    I’m glad I went to the Met earlier this month. Might be the last time, before all of the contents are sold off to David Koch, and it’s turned in a supercross circuit.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      I’ll be rejoining LACMA and possibly MOCA as well. There are a few material possessions that I truly need that I have to get first, but after that I intend to do as much as possible to support the arts and progressive politics FFS.

      • SnarkON

        OK seriously don’t be silly. Museum support is for rich people. There are plenty of One Percenters endowing museums. Your money is honestly much more needed at smaller charities that help the homeless and other marginalized people. You know, the icky, unglamorous organizations that don’t have fancy galas.

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          So many good causes, so little extra cash. Maybe I should moonlight somewhere.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            Sure…just do good stuff every chance you get. You don’t even need an organized system to do it…

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Well, there are certainly smaller arts venues that could use some help. You know, individual artists are among the poorest of the economic engines we have…

          • HughinEncinitas

            That’s why I keep yammering on about Sara Watkins. Local musicians will play in front of a supermarket, on the sidewalk, whatever. Not that she’s down on her luck, but she’s from my neck of the woods and well-respected and definitely not rich…
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLpBPiGt248

          • SnarkON

            Yes, smaller arts venues for sure. But LACMA, the Met, MOMA, etc. … those places will be FINE.

    • SnarkON

      Koch already owns the NYC Ballet, so…

  • Mary Sandoras

    Okay, I’ve been out of the loop a bit. Who the hell is Brad?

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    I’m sorry, is my diabetes messing with my eyesight? What did I just read?

    • TJ Barke

      Madness.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Oh good, I thought it was the extra pancake.

        • magyar of infinite power

          mmmm, pancakes

      • HughinEncinitas

        Same bullshit. Different day. As we sink lower and lower and then plunge off the

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      A bunch of words attempting to form a coherent thought and failing miserably?

  • WiscoJoe

    “Mr Trump feels this sort of A-list appointment is precisely the shot in the arm that the industry needs.”

    I’m not sure which is worse, the suggestion that Stallone is still “A-list” or the idea that yet another subliterate action star is the “shot in the arm” that Hollywood needs at the moment. Trump is stuck in 1983.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      I’m thinking Stallone was never A-list, but we could probably argue over that one..

      • JMP

        Stallone definitely was A-list, but that was decades ago.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Okay, if popular is A-list…

    • eka

      i spent the first few minutes after reading this headline wondering “isn’t that the guy who just got russian citizenship?” until I googled and realized it was steven seagal. still not sure i could name which of the two was in any given movie. they both did lots of punchy kicky stuff, right?

      but then, i was born in 1983 and was not an immediate movie expert (still pretty far from it), so i guess i missed that charming apex of american cinema.

  • AngryKatie

    Trump could be a Dickens character. I’m thinking the guy that wouldn’t give poor Oliver Twist moor gruel.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      That’s what came to mind for me too.

    • Suttree

      But to his children he is a kinder Fagin.

      • AngryKatie

        Except for when he takes a Bill Sikes turn.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    “A-list appointment.” “Sylvester Stallone.”

    “A-list appointment.” “Sylvester Stallone.”

    “A-list appointment.” “Sylvester Stallone.”

    0.o

    I think someone needs to explain to their source what “A-list” means.

    • Doug Langley

      Means there needs to be an “A” in their name.

  • Vecchiojohn

    Dickensian, eh? How about this guy?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilp

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Wow – how great would it be if you could make “Quilp” a Thing, instead of Drumpf’s real name?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Ha! I completely forgot about Dick Swiveller.

    • Shoto

      I just assumed Stallone misspelled “Dickhead character,” but your theory makes a lot more sense.

    • tehbaddr

      Nah, Trump is Marley.

      • Vecchiojohn

        “I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”

        • tehbaddr

          And those that helped him forge that chain, may that be their fate!

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Two things:
    1. It’s becoming more obvious every day that Fanta Hitler is simply naming off people he knows, and Bannon and the other dementors are assigning them jobs in the administration, while giggle-snorting and doing lines off a stripper’s ass.
    2. I’m fucking sick of these people.

  • borninatrailer

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/11636202/Sylvester-Stallone-not-your-average-Hollywood-painter.html

    I’m really not going all little Mary sunshine here but maybe it could be worse..?

    Then again, maybe this is like Romney for SoS. He makes everyone choke back vomit first and then instead of Stallone he picks Jon McNaughton.

  • Brad’s Granny

    The good news is that when he eventually offers the post to Pauly Shore we’ll all heave a sigh of relief and say “well at least it isn’t Sly”.

    • TJ Barke

      That’s a great idea buh-uddy!

  • Come here a minute

    Trump will have the most tremendous director of the NEA — it will be somebody who understands that art means naked chicks with big tits. #MAGA

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f795a8f68b05ff5e0c60ef03ac06b5c2214663ca2f27e16ea3acafdad19ab820.jpg

    • WiscoJoe

      The Bush Administration may have covered up the Spirit of Justice statue, but the Trump Admin is going to give it a boob job.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      All the nudes in the National Gallery will have to keep their hands over their pubes for security reasons…

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Doesn’t it?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    And now that I am thinking about it, it’s surprising Trump isn’t rolling with Jon McNaughton for this position…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1ab4bd51f21b6404d2a4632359d58960bec4676d8f73c67725469f6d4da1ec33.jpg

  • JVisconti

    Stallone makes sense. He is likely the only figure in the entertainment industry lacking the wit to make a good Trump joke.

  • Moebym of the Resistance

    O/T (sorry, sorry): So Trump spokesidiot Sean Spicer thinks Trump’s conflicts of interest are A-OK as long as they’re carried out in the open!

    Seriously!

    https://thinkprogress.org/sean-spicer-trump-corruption-legal-if-you-do-it-in-open-bfd620123b5d#.3dgncc883

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Plunkitt would be so proud.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      So crime is legal as long as we can see your face and you announce “I AM COMMITTING THIS CRIME!”?

      • Suttree

        So much for those Groucho glasses, when I wander the streets without pants!

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        I think that’s right. It works for shooting unarmed black people, at least.

      • HughinEncinitas

        BRB. I’m going to the bank!

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      “If you tell everyone, here’s what’s going on, here’s the process, here are the people that are playing a role — that’s being transparent.”

      Good news, everyone: it’s OK to pimp out the White House as long as you’re honest!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06644d5ab2fd09c8c56cd79beb4631b8b43696b81eada2d5cd39c8abd5c09c4f.jpg

  • Thiazin Red

    I hope Stallone says no and Trump has to go with his second choice Michael Dudikoff.

    • mrpuma2u

      Casino Owner Steve Wynn has bought many fine objet d’art for his Bellagio.

      • HughinEncinitas

        He’s classy as fuck.

        • notaten

          I can’t figger out how to link to an article, but google the $40 million elbow, for laffs.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          He hangs them in the bathrooms…

        • mrpuma2u

          Folks, Steve Wynn can class up a place and class it up bigly, believe me.

  • Creepoman

    At last, we can clear out the National Art Gallery’s Dutch Masters collection and that stuffy Rembrandt van Rijn crap with some uplifting pieces by George Zimmerman.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Velvet Elvis or GTFO.

      • notaten

        Was going to say “Dogs Playing Poker”, but I think the Velvet Elvis will always win :(

    • OrG

      Hey,dubya’s an artiste now too!

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      And George Bush acrylics…

    • Suttree

      I’m sure Jon McNaughton has a few pieces lying around.

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie
    • mrpuma2u

      Tell you what, that is some good ol’ art right thar.

    • magyar of infinite power

      Jesus’ part has made a dent is His head

      • shaar dula

        Its not Jesus H Christ, its just some mystery guy with a dent and a part suggesting he would be happy to cup Ben B Carson’s balls.

        • magyar of infinite power

          Hawt!!!!!!

    • WiscoJoe

      I went to a museum once. That makes me qualified to head the NEA.

      • Mr. Blobfish

        I’ve walked past a museum. More qualified.

        • WiscoJoe

          I fell asleep at Disney on Ice and then spent the second half in line at the concession stand.

          • notaten

            I slept through the first half of “The English Patient”, slammed 2 cups of coffee at the concession stand, went back in, and slept through most of the second half. I am eminently more qualified than you are.

          • WiscoJoe

            The English Patient? That’s the one where the boat sinks and then Tom Hanks eats a box of chocolates but it’s really Gwyneth Paltrow disguised as a man? I think I saw a clip of that on the People’s Choice Awards. Looked too fancy for my tastes.
            I CAN HAZ QUALIFICATION NOW?

          • notaten

            As far as I know, you are correct. I think the movie was at least 2 or 14 hours long.

          • WiscoJoe

            IDK, I only see movies about John Wayne, explosions, or tits.

        • shastakoala

          I’ve heard of a museum.

        • notaten

          Give us a call when you’ve been to the Ark Experience. None that other shit’s even real.

        • eka

          i think most qualified here would be whoever thinks it’s mean to take rich people’s money away for things like museums. close all museums. sell off the national mall.

      • OrG

        “What’s a museem?”HAH! I win!

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      He commissioned an artist to paint a picture of him with a cardboard Jesus standee?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      You know that’s a self-portrait…Ben’s about to cut a Savior..

    • Creepoman
    • Begin Anew Day

      Where did the artist find that big a piece of white velvet?

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        Probably got it from Donnie’s interior decorator.

  • XtremeFeministRodeoQueen MLG

    I love a good mystery ending in a Cliffhanger.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I’m amazed that joke saw Daylight.

      • borninatrailer

        It was a little Over The Top.

        • notaten

          They all need to go to Cop Land

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Ik, r? I just can’t shake this feeling of Dredd though.

    • Creepoman

      Please make these puns stop (or my mom will shoot)!

    • Doug Langley

      These bad puns are like a F.I.S.T. in my face.

  • TheGrandWaz00
    • weejee

      Is it tRump or Sly who suffers from shrinkage?

      • notaten

        Yes.

  • WiscoJoe

    And in reverse news, a Tracy Letts play is being turned into a CBS sitcom.

  • magyar of infinite power

    Was Victoria Jackson busy?

    • shastakoala

      Only if she does a headstand.

  • tehbaddr
    • Thiazin Red

      Fuck it I’d watch this movie. I’m curious to see where this goes.

      • tehbaddr

        I think they call Jack Hanna to bring him in.

        • Thiazin Red

          They’ve clearly seen it, but they don’t look too shocked by it. So maybe this guy does this all the time? Maybe its got a beef with the guy at the counter, and every Friday night it gets drunk and tries to start some shit.

          • tehbaddr

            Note that nobody has gone out to address the offender. You do not approach when that stance is being held! And yes, they do that often, mebbe without the added emphasis of the resin lawn chairs.

          • notaten

            I know that guy.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      “Which one of you is the critic who dissed my Polar Bears in Love series?”…

    • snigsy

      Somebody didn’t properly close the dumpster AGAIN.

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie
  • Jackie Stallone was, for some bizarre reason, one of those Americans who crossed the pond during the Reagan years and somehow became Z-list tabloid fodder “celebrities” in the UK. I used to see her mentioned in British Vogue when I was a teenager and wondered why the hell Sly Stallone’s mom was even remotely famous in England. I’m guessing this fever dream was penned by some long-time Daily Fail staffer dusting off nostalgia for his cokehead years.

  • Painter of Goats

    I could actually work this appointment to my advantage. Just add a bunch more sinewy musculature to those painted goats* and voila! I am well endowed!

    *ginormous udders also

    • tehbaddr

      “Ginormous”, heh, heh, he heh!

    • Mary Sandoras

      Where do you show your art? Asking for a friend.

      • Painter of Goats

        Mostly in my imagination. Years ago I did illustrations for a few animal publications. I recently started painting again (it helps with the post-election depression) so if I ever actually start showing the stuff I’ll let you know.

    • shaar dula

      nice natural udders please.

      • tehbaddr

        Ginornous and natural are not mutually exclusive!

  • Bitter Scribe

    Tila Tequila or GTFO.

    • Rick Hill

      Yeah! Hasn’t she kissed enough white ass and sucked enough trump ….you get my point.

    • WiscoJoe

      Her last name is Tequila, so she’s probably qualified to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

      • Mr. Blobfish

        No. it’s bizarro cabinet. She should be Surgeon General.

        • Mary Sandoras

          Regulatory Commission of Hohahs.

      • eka

        wait, there’s a connection between her and the job! no good!

  • Spurning Beer

    Trump is eminently qualified to select an NEA director, since he himself is a jerk-off artist.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    Have you guys watched The Daily Show? The one from last night is pretty good and apparently Trump has been telling his supporters everything he said during the campaign was a lie.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Trump voters want to live in a Norman Rockwell painting. Let’s dig him up.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Say, don’t they have a room in the White House where they show movies?

    https://media.tenor.co/images/5b48b67065f1a38384472257615b316c/tenor.gif

    …OK OK, with votes

    • Doug Langley

      I love that scene.

      … cuz the passengers sitting right behind the bazooka don’t get a scratch on them.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Oh, and about the stories posted below about how Trump is going to milk the White House for all he can get:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/486900b2fb1a45928b2e8ffc94488f98f0234b9f56f59e03469583e25dc16bca.jpg

    • yyyaz

      Toles deserves a Pulitzer just for that glorious assface.

      • tehbaddr

        Yes, the pucker!

  • tehbaddr

    Does this mean Karen Finley will lose her funding? It’s been years since she did her “yams” thing!

  • When I saw the thread title I figured the good Dok was just being a wise-ass.

    And the moral of that story is:

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE DERPINESS OF THE TRUMPCO ADMINISTRATION.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6963820072aa61718deda5f72755275cfa45cc6869e9130a9def793a36c19254.jpg

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Okay, they’re just trolling us now, right?

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    I sketch and write, and I watch movies and read books, clearly I am more qualified to run NEA than Stallone.

    • shaar dula

      but how do you feel about the arts?

    • Mary Sandoras

      Pfft, but are you republican and an ass kisser? If not, UNQUALIFIED. The exist door is to your right.

      • Fun with Cthulhu

        ALL doors are exist doors.

        • snigsy

          That’s deep.

  • boyblue123

    OT – More super-yuuuuge clueslessness classiness from Drumpf brands

    https://twitter.com/Olivianuzzi/status/809472667506081792

    • I Am Helpy

      wut

      • tehbaddr

        It’s in a Goblet! Perfect for The Goblin Toad King!

        • HogeyeGrex

          Is it the flagon with the dragon?

          • BoatOfVelociraptors

            That brew ain’t true, if you catch my drift.

          • tehbaddr

            The babe?

          • LucindathePook

            Vessel with the pestle.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I don’t drink and that looks wrong, disconcerting, and disgusting.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Oh, HELL no!

      • boyblue123

        i know right….every Trump voter knows its supposed to be served in a red solo cup

    • WiscoJoe

      Populism!

    • I’d drink it, then complain.

      • efoveks

        Way too much ice. As in any, for whatever ridiculous price is undoubtedly being charged. Also too: fill that thing ALL the way up, please. It looks sad, horrible and empty but dammit, why waste alcohol??

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      If I weren’t already boycotting Trump due to his politics, that monstrosity would lead me to do so.

    • tehbaddr

      Is that ice in a Martini!1!11!111
      SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!SHAME! SHAME!

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie
      • SuspectedDemocrat

        Served on an Ian Fleming book. Well played.

    • HogeyeGrex

      ALCOHOL ABUSE!!!

      Somebody needs to report this to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Alcohol.

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Probably because the Illegals working there don’t speak English.

  • HogeyeGrex

    We don’t know how exactly Stallone’s using “Dickensian” there.

    Perhaps he just wanted a four syllable word for “dick” and that’s all he could come up with.

    • shastakoala

      Cockadoodle maybe?

    • Rick Hill

      Yeah, not very many rich guys in Dickinson that are shown in a flattering light. Of course, maybe he’s making a left handed compliment, alluding to the fact that it’s the trumps of the world that cause it’s ills.
      Nah….

  • Rick Hill

    Why does the Onion pop up, no matter what link I click or address I enter?

    • eyelashviper

      We are living in a parallel universe, comprised of Idiocracy, Mad Max, and the Onion…

    • boyblue123

      Honestly, what exactly are writers at the Onion doing these days to keep themselves busy

    • tehbaddr

      Dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

  • I Am Helpy

    Stallone – who is a rabid conservative by any rational standard – is regularly called a RINO by the tea party dingbats because he thinks gun control is actually a sensible idea.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      OK, he’s toast. Thanks for the update!

      • I Am Helpy

        It’s not really an update – he’s been vocally pro-gun control since Phil Hartman (who was his friend) was murdered.

        Daily Beast article on his 2nd Amendment views

        • I Am Helpy

          Reading that, I just learned that he’s on the NRA’s “enemies” list.

          • therblig

            well, at least he won’t require performances of “Oklahoma” to use real guns.

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Plus wasn’t he a porn star in his youth?

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Only because he was one of the few in Hollywood who could pull it off. Another was the guy who played Willie on Mission Impossible. He made Playgirl.

  • Rick Hill
    • eyelashviper

      Can I get that fine painting in a big enough size to go over the sofa?

      • Rick Hill

        trump gave up on his search for the guy who does all those velvet Elvis paintings

    • Kincade died in 2012. It’s okay though, his assembly line is still churning out crappy paintings.

    • tehbaddr

      F’tang!

    • Begin Anew Day

      Needs more Norwegian sailors.

      Otherwise a museum quality item.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Well it looks like the “burn it all down” folks are gonna get all they wished for this Christmas.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Good because I’m certainly not buying them anything (except for a donation to a civil rights organization).

      • Mary Sandoras

        Planned parenthood, also and, too.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Is that not considered civil rights?

    • WiscoJoe

      They’ll get everything they wished for, except for those cha-cha heels.

      http://67.media.tumblr.com/72614f0221fa9e6ff11fa9c41f0a6651/tumblr_mjbg135mn21qzxgw0o7_500.gif

      • tehbaddr

        Female Trouble?

        • WiscoJoe

          Back in college I wrote a term paper using Female Trouble to discuss the Panopticon, the advent of reality television, and how a culture of exhibitionism could subvert the traditional modes of surveillance used to control human behavior. Goddamnit, John Waters’ movies were fucking prophetic. Something tells me Trumpland is going to be a slightly more realistic version of Mortville from Desperate Living. http://altscreen.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/desperate9-e1333299115876.jpg

          • “Hey, Ugly! Hey stupid! You got yer pants on backwards! HAHAHAHA!”

            -TRUMP greeting the American Public during his inaugural parade

          • WiscoJoe

            “I’m surprised the president didn’t order me to wear my vagina backwards,” -HRC, watching from home

          • WiscoJoe

            “Seize her and fuck her,” -chants from the crowd

          • “You are now the proud owner of rabies!”

            -Trump voters to the rest of the world

          • WiscoJoe

            “Have I gone to Hell? Is that it? Have I gone straight to Hell?”

            -Me

          • “I don’t want no white man lookin’ at my Tampax!”
            -OK This is Going Off the Rails

          • WiscoJoe

            “I don’t know. I’m tripping!”

      • Trump better get them Cha Cha heels, is all I’m sayin’.

        • WiscoJoe

          Nice presidents don’t wear Cha Cha heels.

  • Walter De La Résistance

    Never forget Sly wrote and directed Stayin’ Alive, a movie about an Italian dude from Brooklyn trying to make it on Broadway.

    • tehbaddr

      I just read it on the interwebs, must be.. . No, No you don’t TzwqewxoiwkxjWQ G DXlkjey gjg.lj/cgcdm.ngas l ?m!!!134@%$%&%^E8[46!!!!!!!

  • Rick Hill

    Ok, my bet for surgeon general is the Pharma bro

    • WiscoJoe

      Dr. Pepper

      • eyelashviper

        Dr. Strangelove, Dr. No, the list is endless, and far better than anyhthing tRump will come up with.

        • WiscoJoe

          Dr. Kevorkian, please

        • Dr. Scholl’s. Nevermind, that choice would stink.

        • Nasty Girl Brianna

          Dr. Evil.

    • shaar dula

      CEO of Phillips Morris is a strong contender.

      • Rick Hill

        Kervorkian passed away so he’s out of the running. He may appear on trump’s motivational posters, though

    • AngryKatie

      Too close to qualified. He’d make Pharma bro secretary of agriculture, and the cartoon general from the auto insurance commercial surgeon general.

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      I was thinking Jeffrey Dahmer.

  • FDRliberal

    If you need a quick laugh, you should read that Vanity Fair review of Trump’s restaurant. It drips with appropriate condescension from the start and has a number of hilarious and insightful lines. It’s no wonder the Child Dictator had a Twitter Rage after reading it.

    Vanity Fair: TRUMP GRILL COULD BE THE WORST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA

    “…the Trump Grill’s (Grille’s) Gold Label Burger, a Pat LaFrieda–branded short-rib burger blend molded into a sad little meat thing, sitting in the center of a massive, rapidly staling brioche bun, hiding its shame under a slice of melted orange cheese. It came with overcooked woody batons called “fries”—how can someone mess up fries?—and ketchup masquerading as Heinz. If the cheeseburger is a quintessential part of America’s identity, Trump’s pledge to “make America great again” suddenly appeared not very promising. (Presumably, Trump’s Great America tastes like an M.S.G.-flavored kitchen sponge lodged between two other sponges.)”

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Saw that earlier. Hilarious!

      • FDRliberal

        I like how Vanity Fair is now monetizing the Man-Toddler’s latest Twitter Meltdown…

        Subscribe to Vanity Fair – the “Way Down, Big Trouble, Dead” Magazine Trump Doesn’t Want You To Read!

        • Thiazin Red

          I want to support them, but I also don’t want a subscription. And I don’t know anyone who would want one.

          • arundel

            It’s actually a very good magazine. Yes it’s glossy with movie stars on the cover, but they’ve done tons of in-depth reporting in absorbing articles by esteemed authors. And I love their looks back at artists, writers and cultural figures of the past, with new perspectives and lavishly illustrated. VF is top notch at what it does.

          • Foreign Agitator Ron

            Friend of mine had an intelligent, in-depth article about him in VF some years back. Which pissed off a LOT of people… most of whom are almost certainly Drumpfenproletariat types, now that I think of it.

          • arundel

            Well that’s cool. Your friend must be a person of note. And just typing that I am realizing what an odd phrase “person of note” is.
            :)

          • Foreign Agitator Ron

            He’s a complete weirdo, and that’s ME saying it. But he is happily public about it and thus quite interesting, apart from being a damned good friend in his own right. I don’t appreciate him as much as I should. And I should tell him that.

          • arundel

            That’s the spirit. :)

        • notaten

          Good for them! I hope as time goes on, a lot of the “little people” can make lots of money by saying “We Have Never Supported the Giant Orange Asshole”.

    • tehbaddr

      Make ‘Merika Queasy Again!

      • Foreign Agitator Ron

        More like ‘Still,’ but yeah.

    • eyelashviper

      He is especially nuts over this, cause Vanity Fair is edited by Graydon Carter, who coined the phrase “Short Fingered Vulgarian”, which has driven tRump into a fury for decades.

      • FDRliberal

        Yes, my wife mentioned that to me when she told me about this Vanity Fair article. Supposedly the unstable Trump has been actually mailing Graydon Carter various things over the past two decades intending to prove that his fingers are not short!

        The idea that this deranged fucking idiot will be in the White House with his short fingers on the nuclear codes should fill all rational people with fear.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          I am a rational person.

          • FDRliberal

            The Child Dictator is more focused on what people say about him in magazines and on cable TV, rather than focusing on things like national defense. His jaw dropping incompetency along with this toddler’s mind, puts the nation at great risk. I bookmarked the article below which includes a warning from Leon Panetta.

            Talking Points Memo: Panetta: Trump Risks Blame For Any Attacks If He Skips Intel Briefings

            Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if President-elect Donald Trump refuses to receive regular intelligence briefings, he risks being blamed in the wake of any potential attack on the United States.

            Panetta told the Arab Strategy Forum that he has “never seen” a president with Trump’s active aversion to intelligence briefings, according to Reuters.

            “If we endure another attack and the intelligence officials had indications or information regarding that attack and the president did not want to listen to that, for whatever reason, the responsibility for that attack would fall on the president,” he said.

        • AngryKatie

          For 20+ years he’s been sending photos of his hands, circled with gold pen.

          • Thiazin Red

            The gold pen is what really makes it special. Like hes sure that is classy and sophisticated, and will impress the guy.

          • AngryKatie

            That’s my favorite part too. I really want to know if he just generally uses gold pens like that’s a normal thing to ever do, or if he has a special box of gold pens just for this purpose, or what.

          • Foreign Agitator Ron

            My understanding is that he uses them for everything, like a 12-year-old girl who was given one of those notebooks filled with black paper.

          • AngryKatie

            Klassy!

        • eyelashviper

          tRump often sent photos of himself to Graydon, with circles drawn around his hands, raving about their yuuuge size…
          Graydon has had decades of laughs, and continues to be a thorn in tRump’s fragile side.

        • shaar dula
        • Creepoman

          Maybe they could put the red button at the bottom of a three or four inch hole to keep is safe from his stubby Vienna sausage fingers.

          • GeorgeReston

            Or hollow out a book and put it in there. He’d never open a book to get to it.

      • arundel

        Also, Trump is jealous of the magnificent swoopiness of Graydon’s hair. Probably reminds him of his mother too much.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e47e50853c83407a8185388234286bcd34d474c2209cd305e3a44dde848f164.png

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbMi4SGWIAAqORo.jpg

        Ps. I like Graydon Carter a lot.

    • Thiazin Red

      Bad fries really are the worst. Its a simple dish but the process is important. Cooks who make soggy fries should be banned from kitchens.

      • FDRliberal

        In addition to having a hard time making good fries, the chefs over at Chez Trump aren’t very good at doing steaks either…

        “Our waiter eventually noted that Don Jr. gets the filet mignon cooked medium-rare, with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. The steak came out overcooked and mealy, with an ugly strain of pure fat running through it, crying out for A.1. sauce (it was missing the promised demi-glace, too). The plate must have tilted during its journey from the kitchen to the table, as the steak slumped to the side over the potatoes like a dead body inside a T-boned minivan.”

        • Thiazin Red

          Trump strikes me as a guy who would order an expensive steak well done and put ketchup on it.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            That’s right. You read that somewhere, didn’t you?

        • Dazza

          “The steak slumped to the side over the potatoes like a dead body inside a T-boned minivan.” *kisses fingertips* This is a perfect phrase in every way.

      • AngryKatie

        Badly cooked potatoes of any kind are an abomination!
        Nothing ruins breakfast out like under cooked home fries. Crispy breakfast potatoes are the primary reason to even bother putting on pants that early in the day.

    • shaar dula

      naaiss.

    • Begin Anew Day

      “molded sad little meat thing…” is now the name for my punk band.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Damn! Bob Rossi died too soon! Good night sweet prince….and to your ‘happy, happy trees’ also/too.

  • Begin Anew Day

    Stallone did make one high concept performance art piece. It was called Judge Dredd. The movie itself was not artistic. The real art came when movie goers realized that Stallone had made a movie which made the comic book it was based upon look like “War And Peace”. No other comic book based movie has ever done that.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • therblig

    dammit donny, it’s RIMBAUD!

    • Bill D. Burger

      No, no, no ____ It’s ‘The Rapture’…..’The Rapture’…..not Raptor….

      Or: “The Passion of Wilma Flintstone.”

      • therblig

        she can make your bed rock

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Is that guy like, blowing the dino’s uh, horn? Is this NSFW?

      • therblig

        velociraper?

      • tehbaddr

        By the look on the Raptor’s face, it doesn’t look consensual!

    • tehbaddr

      Why do they seem to be underwater? Oh right, this is after the ice caps melt right?

    • Panika MCD
      • Foreign Agitator Ron

        And people wonder why church attendance is down amongst the teavangelicals.

        • Panika MCD

          but they have their own crayons!

    • IT’S A BEAUTIFUL AND REAL ARTISTIC PAINTING OF BEA ARTHUR WRASSLING A VELOCIRAPTOR

      Whatta bunch of artless morans!

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    A local art museum had a display and presentation about NEA awarded artists. They were all the various local Americana artists that were preserving their heritage. Great bluegrass people, new orleans musicians, dancers from Minnesota, etc .It made you proud to be an American. Fuck the Republicans. I hate them . They’re not conservative, just greedy and evil.

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      My FOX watching father is a big bluegrass fan. He has three all time favs and all of them received awards from the NEA. I was happy to inform him of this.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Question, do I have enough wine for this evening’s MSNBC-fest?

    Answer is always no, no I don’t. BRB

    • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

      What’s happening on MSNBC?

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Deconstruction the usual Trump hellscape.

    • tehbaddr

      Who? Oh, sportsball person, never-mind.

    • yyyaz

      He had fun dressing.

    • Dazza

      Wow. Those are bold fashion choices – to the point of eye-watering , migraine-inducing artistic statements.

  • Begin Anew Day

    I have heard that Donnie is going to rename the Washington Monument.

    I wonder if anyone else has heard this rumor?

    What will he name it?

    • tehbaddr

      Koo Koo Katchoo?

      • Fun with Cthulhu

        Gesundheit.

        • tehbaddr

          Tankundstz!

    • therblig

      The Impossible Dream?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Trump Phallic Symbol?

    • Stulexington

      “It’s how you use it!”

  • Nasty Girl Brianna

    The Arts are one of the pesky things that fascists love to destroy. Oh, and education. And the media. Free thought. Dissention. The very soul from your body. Those sorts of things. All gone.

    Bye America. Been nice knowing you.

  • Panika MCD

    I guess the Arnoldnator and Gene Simmons turned down the role first. but no floating Meatloaf? no Brett Michaels test balloon?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Ted Nugent is angling for ATF.

  • Blacktop Autumn

    So, does this mean he’s going to make a movie called The Deplorables?

  • Bill D. Burger

    Ahem….Have you seen one of Sly’s paintings. “Art” had nothing to do with it….he wasn’t even there.
    No………just NO! I swear most of his pieces look like the aftermath of a deliriously fun food fight at a cheap Italian deli.

    http://www.pinar-viola.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/pinarviola_painter_stallone0021.jpg

    Our Doberman had worms once and his bowls were flushed, and I swear the result looked exactly like a Stallone painting.
    http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/vulture/2015/10/15/magazine/celeb-art-quiz/celeb-art-sylvester-stallone.jpg

    This isn’t ‘art’; it’s the results of anger management therapy.

    • Blacktop Autumn

      I think Taco Bell dumpster, to be honest.

      • tehbaddr

        Now All Restaurants are Taco Bell.

    • Juan de Payaso
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Loks like coded messages about a child sex trafficking ring.

    • gene108

      I’ve seen worse, way worse that people try to push off as art. If you get to go through Sotheby’s in New York, they have stuff for several 100,000’s that’s as good or worse.

    • Thiazin Red

      What is going on with the nipple?

      • JustDon’tSayDittos,Brad

        It’s called the ‘Right Hand Rule’. One’s the the current’s direction, one’s the H field, and the H field is curling around the, …um, …well,

        I got nothin’

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      It would be wonderful if he had a hidden, special gift, but those really do look sort of profoundly horrible.

  • Randy Riddle

    Off topic, but a local paper here in NC is reporting that Trump is considering the appointment of Alamance County NC sheriff Terry Johnson as U.S. Marshal.

    Johnson was involved in a rather long investigation by the Justice Department for racial profiling of Hispanics. Johnson’s case was dismissed on appeal just a few months ago.

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-lawsuit-against-alamance-county-north-carolina-sheriff-s-office

    • Panika MCD

      Arpaio’s gonna be pissed.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        So there’s a silver lining to this, then.

      • SayItWithWookies

        He can be pissed from jail, where he finally belongs.

        • Panika MCD

          you think he’ll get pink undies?

          also too: I thought he was going to prison?

          (jails are usually temporary holding facilities run by the counties, prisons are long term facilities run by the state or federal governments.)

    • Bill D. Burger
      • tehbaddr

        Say there boy, where you coming from? I’m gonna half to ask yous to step out the car!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    And a new overnight thread has been posted. See you there!

  • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

    Very OT but I didn’t realize that Ed Schultz, formerly of MSNBC, is now with RT (Russia Today). He’s a bona fide Trumpkin now.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Seriously (the Trumpkin part I mean)?

      I guess he decided being a white male asshole was easier than constantly asserting that “they aren’t so bad” to a more liberal audience?

    • yyyaz

      He started out as a Replicant gas-bag radio host before he morphed into his most-recent persona as a lib, so not a huge surprise. But RT? FFS, Ed.

    • Bemused

      This doesn’t seem like it would be outside his wheelhouse. See rustbelt state blue collar trump voters.

  • Saxo the Grammarian
    • tehbaddr

      Clearly not painted on Black Velvet! Lacks the Kincaid “light within” effect, 2 post penalty, do not pass go, think long and hard about what you’ve done!

    • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

      OK. The Boston Terrier is totally cheating but I’ll allow it because of the cuteness.

    • LucindathePook

      I actually own a tapestry of this. The family spends time assigning a relative’s identity to each of the dogs; they are inveterate poker players.

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    This appointment didn’t just come out of the blue. Does anybody know what band Stallone was able to book for the inauguration ball?

    • tehbaddr

      I hear they’re trying to put together a new act: White Boys and The Flying Ass Monkeys. Research indicates it will really reach out to his base!

      • yyyaz

        That wouldn’t be WB and the Flying Ass Monkeys for Jesus, would it? Saw them at the Forum opening for Motley Crue. They sucked big-time, man.

        • tehbaddr

          Yeah, Motley Crue really do suck!

          • Notreelyhelping

            Actually, I heard them open for the Stones, and they were godawful. Stones were great, though.

      • geoffalnutt

        Nah. They’re flying Melania in to do one of her signature pole dances…on the flagpole in front of The White House. They’ll have to grease that pole real good, though. I hate all the squeaking!

    • boyblue123

      Hed book his brother, Frank Stallone. His bro’s band is in the opening Rocky scene when Stallone’s character is walking home in Philly singing in front of a hobo barrel fire

      • tehbaddr

        Like from out of nowhere, somebody could say plate, or shrimp, or plate of shrimp.

    • Apple Scruff

      Normally, I would say Survivor, but they got majorly pissed when Kim Davis used ‘Eye of the Tiger’ at that rally (and I think they forbade Herr Drumpf from using it, too).

  • Me not sure

    I’ve actually seen people bring RPGs into a Waffle House that looks a whole lot like the joint in “Nighthawks”.

  • Ilgattomorte

    “‘I love Donald Trump,’ he told Variety Magazine. ‘He’s a great Dickensian character.”

    I agree. Trump is Dickensian, in that he’s a huge dick. He’s also quite the Pricktonian, amazingly Asstastic and undoubtedly Cunterific!

  • Notreelyhelping

    Stallone’s probably too sophisticated for Trump’s gig. I figured he’d go for Ralph Reed or Jerry Falwell Jr.

  • bookish

    NYT: state AGs may use lawsuits to counter Trump initiatives.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/nyregion/donald-trump-democrats-lawsuits.html?google_editors_picks=true

    For the moment, the precise shape of Trump-branded targets is hard to make out. At the annual meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., two weeks ago, bipartisan bewilderment about the president-elect’s true intentions abounded. (Republican state attorneys general will slightly outnumber Democrats in 2017.)

    “People are coming up to me and saying, ‘What’s going to happen?’” said James E. Tierney, a former attorney general of Maine, who ran a program studying attorneys general at Columbia Law School. Mr. Tierney, a Democrat, now lectures at Harvard Law School. “There’s a lot of eye-rolling down here, in both parties, like, ‘Oh my God.’”

  • Edith R. Broccoli

    Oh please Daily Mail, nice try. It’s going to be Kirk Cameron. Stallone still has something resembling a career.

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Scott Baio or GTFO!!!!

      • Serai 1

        Yeah, my money’s on Chachi.

        • theblackdog

          We do NOT need to put Charles in Charge of the NEA

  • Incoming Ham

    Ah the Daily Fail. One step above “The Sun” and “The Mirror,” one step below toilet paper.

  • Scrofula

    Stallone’s an artist at heart; a sensitive soul. They drew first blood, not him; he never got a parade. Also, too, the time he took care of Estelle Getty when she went off her meds and started shooting people. Then again, he’s really not into Russians, so might pose a problem for this admin.

    • Rick Hill

      Yeah. That party went from “Wolverines!” to “You’re mah best friend” pretty quickly

  • eggsacklywright

    What, Pat Sajak not available?

  • geoffalnutt

    He eats nukes for breakfast…or he will, anyway.

  • Robert J

    Um don’t he have about 3 more Oscar nominations, 2 BAFTA nominations and 1 more Golden Globe victory than most of the folks on this thread. Ya could do worse, much worse

    • Rick Hill

      I saw Star Wars, like fifty times. Maybe I’m qualified to run NASA

      • Robert J

        If voted by peers in nasa over a 40 yr career earning nominations of highest orders 8 times maybe

        • Rick Hill

          So, that is a qualification for running the endowment for the arts?

          • Robert J

            Well he produced, directed and acted in oscar nominated films over several decades and employed several hundred talent and crew. So yep qualified to employ , cultivate artists. Not bad resume

          • Rick Hill

            Yeah. I’m pretty sure that that long list of people at the end of the movie had just a bit of a hand in doing most of the heavy lifting. Maybe if they just need a figure head, he’s your pick, otherwise, not so much

          • Robert J

            Fair enough, film is a team art. But he is used to working w talent like shire, merideth, young, and getting funding for films in a competitive environment

          • Robert J

            cool to talk with you . gotta go

          • SuspectedDemocrat

            Eight Oscars, including best screenplay!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE5aKNAcU2I

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          Nominations of the highest orders… Was that the National Medal of Arts or the Bucksbaum Award?

          • Robert J

            BAFTA, Golden Globes, Oscar represent a large portion of some of the best talent on the scene

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Preserving 80s action flicks for future generations is the new mission of the NEA. Fuck all that traditional folk music being lost to the ages, right?

      • Robert J

        Does the oscar nominated Aliens , best actress and Robocop, editing count?

      • Robert J

        And wasn’t there an action flick from Steven and George that did ok and might be worth preserving for several generations. For traditional music how about Last of the Mohicans , great action and tunes

    • GeorgeReston

      I’m guessing you don’t know the difference between pop and rock.

      • Robert J

        If you can sing I shot the sheriff and be believable Rock if not pop

      • thixotropic jerk

        Conjoined, they were those candies that killed Mikey– or did they?
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Rocks

        • GeorgeReston

          In an underground tunnel beneath a pizza parlor in northwest Washington D.C.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      I have an oscar. Technical, granted, but one more than Sly. Maybe I can be an admiral or something.

      • Robert J

        Well admiral maybe not but general perhaps after all Jimmy Stewart was a Brigader general, it helps to graduate war college though

        • FukuiSanYesOta

          This is Trump were talking about. I had a toy boat once. Should be a shoo-in.

      • Robert J

        By the way congrats on the award

      • Spurning Beer

        That means you’re a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, right? So you could be either NEA director or NASA director.

        • FukuiSanYesOta

          I guess, never bothered with it. I’d kinda like DoE because of the z-machine, but Cuntwit McGlasses has that.

    • We could also too do MUCH better

      • Robert J

        Yep, but sly might be at the point of his career that a desk job with prestige could have great appeal. Who do you think has the experience and could serve ?

        • Off the top of my head?
          Bobby DeNiro, Martin Sheen, Tim Robbins, Meryl Streep
          But ya know, we could go with ACTUAL artists who do actual art and such, also, besides actors. For example, Jeff Koons or Cady Noland. Or we could go poet art and go with Maya Angelou or writing art and be all Stephen King for the fun of that. Hell, Garth Brooks would be better, has the experience and can serve and likes the serving stuff!
          So, lots of better off the top of my head.

          • Robert J

            Who is best conservative writer ? p j o’rourke endorsed Hillary , so got nobody I can think of. If ya want out of the box are there really good conservative game designers out there. Writing, planning, visual and audio art in one package

          • zerosumgame0005

            yeah but they also mostly bask in the admiration of MRA gamers

          • Robert J

            And the secret service might not want deniro in same room

          • Robert J

            i would pay money to see John Waters confirmation hearing to be honest

          • Serai 1

            You mean the Maya Angelou who died in 2014? Or the Bobby Deniro who’s a raging anti-vaxxer?

      • Serai 1

        With Trump calling the shots? Doubtful.

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      Perhaps you might look up “arts” in, oh, whatever reference you might have at hand.

      • ARTS IS MOVIES.

        • Robert J

          true true Jen. favorite movie?

      • Robert J

        I could use a little help I admit, my Latin dictionary is in storage, might you help me by translating ars gratia artis please. Love 30 your serve

      • Serai 1

        Why are you assuming Sly couldn’t do the job? What do you actually know about the guy, other than the roles he’s played?

    • zerosumgame0005

      since he is aspiring to equal The Gropenator, fuck him with a rusty film can!

  • mailman27

    Isn’t “Dickensian” usually a bad thing? Society-wise?

    • Rick Hill

      In days gone yore, it was. Now to be a tightfisted, skin flint of a tyrant is the eptomy of a good citizen and model christian no matter what that long haired “white” fellow in the bible says

    • I always got the feeling when Sly spouted that he MEANT it in the usually a bad thing society wise way.
      Like lolz, that guy is SUCH a dickensian, I love him

      • Robert J

        Me thinks you right. He likes flawed characters. Pride did in Apollo, Clubber Lang, sloth got Rocky, greed most of his villains , etc

        • Likes to laugh at anyway ^.^ Cause the greed heads always got theirs in the end of his flicks.

          • Robert J

            fun chat thanks gotta go

    • Frank Underboob

      Maybe he misspelled “Dickstain”?

  • GeorgeReston

    “He’s a great Dickensian character.” — Uh, huh… Edward Murdstone for example.

    • Serai 1

      Sir Mulberry Hawk, for another.

      • GeorgeReston

        Yes, that’s another. We can only hope Sir Dingleberry Drumpf meets a similar end.

  • Poly_Ester

    I don’t know. I might have to change my opinion of Donnie. All the deep thinkers like Sly and Ted sure think he is great. Who am I to disagree?

    • Robert J

      Sly is a big fan of Poe as for Ted’s depth of cognition not too sure

    • Serai 1

      Don’t assume someone is stupid just because of his voice. Sly is not an idiot, not by a long shot.

  • bookish

    NBCNews: tech workers refuse to build Muslim registry. Link to online pledge.

    http://nbcnews.to/2h5XRjx

    Close to 1,300 workers in the tech world have so far promised not to take part in building a database of Muslims if asked to do so.
    The online pledge comes as President-elect Donald Trump met Wednesday at Trump Tower with Silicon Valley executives, including those from Facebook and Apple. Trump solicited their advice and said he’ll offer his help to allow them to continue innovating.

    • theblackdog

      Knowing them, they’ll just outsource building it to a company in a country that doesn’t care. Besides, it would be cheaper anyway.

      • DahBoner

        Russians have been hacking us since 96, so they probably have a pretty big database by now.

        Trump will just require them to send a email to Pooty Poot to update their current address.

  • bookish

    Reuters: State Dept asks, do Trump tweets constitute US policy?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-socialmedia-diplomacy-idUSKBN14501C?feedType=RSS&feedName=newsOne&google_editors_picks=true

    The president-elect has not said definitively whether he will continue tweeting after Jan. 20. Trump’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    A third official said the entire government would need to deal with the issue to “limit the amount of miscommunication a specific POTUS tweet could engender.”

    “As the great Bette Davis line goes, ‘Fasten your seatbelt, it’s going to be a bumpy ride,'” he wrote.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-team-differs-on-foreign-policy-issues-1481673683

    http://time.com/4603214/chinese-newspaper-taiwan-force-donald-trump/

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    The wingnuts’ war on Art and Culture is as amusing as it is futile. They want “art” that flatters them and affirms their world view. No artist worth his or her salt would have any of that.

    • Serai 1

      Government-controlled art always sucks.

      • zerosumgame0005

        not the way “heroic” Trump pictured will be, as bad as Leni’s BS

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      So you are saying that Shrub is packing up his brushes and easel and headed back to Washington ?

  • Serai 1

    Wait, we still HAVE an NEA? I’m surprised!

  • Reality Kills

    Rambo could also be nominated to lead HUD.

  • Vagenda and Tiara

    “But Mr Trump feels this sort of A-list appointment is precisely the shot in the arm that the industry needs.”

    Snicker…A-list?’ Does Trump still think it’s the 1980s?

  • chapka

    Technically, I believe Krook in Bleak House was a rag-and-bone merchant, not a pawnbroker. (Puts English degree away for another few years.)

  • BigHorn

    Chachi turned it down?

    • DahBoner

      There’s a pill for that, Chachi 😁

  • ken_kukec

    When Sly described Trump as “Dickensian,” maybe he was thinking more Fagin or Uriah Heep.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      Lil’Donnie is more Bill Sykes than Fagin.

  • Old Man Yells at Cloud

    Lil’Donnie would have given it to Chucky “pry my phallus from my cold dead hands” Heston, but was insulted by Chucky’s response to Lil’Donnie grabbing Chucky’s pussy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdmqn9JIuzc

  • thixotropic jerk

    Why not Stallone and Meconium make a (artful) sexxytimes film together?

  • Oblios_Cap

    Stallone is A-list talent? Who knew?

    • DahBoner

      Pat Boone was booked.

  • DahBoner

    Stallone will be Trump’s body double in the new reality show expected to run for at least four seasons:
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/jUdEZCAGrovwk/200_d.gif#5
    No Pepsi, Coke.

  • Longstreet63

    Dickensian, yes, as in “the sort of character Dickens would create”. A name that describes the character in an evocative way. This is pretty much on the nose.
    Honestly, it reminds me that Stallone only plays dumb Palookas in the movies. He’s not actually one himself all the time.

  • Longstreet63

    Dickensian, yes, as in “the sort of character Dickens would create”. A name that describes the character in an evocative way. This is pretty much on the nose.
    Honestly, it reminds me that Stallone only plays dumb Palookas in the movies. He’s not actually one himself all the time.

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