Artists and Animals #82


Barbara Stanwyck, astride one lucky horsey, near her home in Hollywood in 1938.

9 comments:

MichaelRyerson said...

There's a reason his ears are standing up like that.

Brent McKee said...

Michael: Too many jokes none of them suitable for this blog.

passingthroughthemoment said...

Seeing how the original blog caption included a double entendre I don't see how my comment could be inappropriate. As to your 'too many jokes' crack let me say I've enjoyed this blog for a number of years and never realized there was some unspoken level of seriousness at work. I'm sorry if you find my sensibility 'inappropriate' but like righthandedness I can't or won't do much about it. Since it's your blog, it's your call. Continued success to you all.

Tom Sutpen said...

a) I can't speak for Brent, but I don't think he was being serious. In fact, there have been numerous times when I've replied to a ribald comment left on these pages with a kind of schoolmarm-ish 'Now, now. This is a family blog' admonition; not intending or expecting anyone to take a single letter of it seriously.

b) There is a level of seriousness afoot here which I prefer not to articulate (since I think people can divine it for themselves), but it doesn't include the prohibition of double-entendres. Indeed, I encourage them wherever possible.

No slight was intended.

Sock MonKey 1 said...

I thought Brent was saying, in effect, that the photo brought many jokes to his mind, but that they were all ribald. Generally, I'm surprised at the level of seriousness here.

Tom Sutpen said...

What are you referring to, Sock Monkey 1?

mister muleboy said...

Gentlemen.

Such a grave disservice -- suggesting that the caption included even an implied impropriety. Heaven forfend!

In light of Ms. Stanwyck's notable achievements in film, and in charity, as well as the horse's well-known desire to move from B-pictures to movies like Stagecoach, I'm sure the caption merely intended to convey the horse's extreme good fortune to associate with a recent Academy-Award Nominee and all-around good person.

You folks have to get your minds out of the gutter. . . . .


And I think SockMonkey1 read Brent's post just as I did -- Brent found himself contemplating too many ribald jokes, and thought better of sharing.

Brent McKee said...

There are a lot of borderline jokes/comments that can be made, and Michael's comment about the horses ears suggested others(e.g. "If she were astride me my ears wouldn't be the only thing standing up.").

In addition the whole business of none being "suitable for this blog" is a reflection of the seriousness or rather reputation for seriousness that often surrounds the blog. Remembering Tom from the old "past-films" newsgroup, I know that from time to time he is fond of a good double entendre - or even a good single entendre.

VP81955 said...

Whoever thought a gal from Brooklyn would wind up in the Western Hall of Fame?