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Old 02-14-2018, 08:39 PM   #481
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How dare Obama paint his own leaf picture.

Dick.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:09 AM   #482
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I suspect Nick is referring to the "I'm so different and so much more humble than the rest" nature of Obama's portrait. While I know zilch about art, that was my first reaction to it.

And frankly I reckon the leaves are just weird. I just don't associate his presidency with leaves... Can someone arty tell me the symbolic meaning of it?


Well, for one, those flowers certainly look Hawaiian. So perhaps it's meant to depict his Hawaiian roots, and they're clearly flourishing because he's being eaten up by them slowly.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:54 PM   #483
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I suspect Nick is referring to the "I'm so different and so much more humble than the rest" nature of Obama's portrait. While I know zilch about art, that was my first reaction to it.

And frankly I reckon the leaves are just weird. I just don't associate his presidency with leaves... Can someone arty tell me the symbolic meaning of it?
They represent the flowers and leaves found in Chicago, Hawaii, and Africa.

I think the artist probably painted Obama as he/she saw him. Don't think Obama dictated how he was portrayed , even though he is such a dictator.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:00 PM   #484
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even though he is such a dictator.
Nice use of the red herring fallacy.

For what it's worth I'm a big fan of Obama and habe given his portrait very little thought. But yeah, I guess I must be implying he's a dictator...
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It's clearly a reference to his reefer days!
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:51 PM   #486
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Why can't Obama's portrait be dignified like our White Presidents?




What's that Timmy? That's the White House portrait and this one was for the National Portrait Gallery, and there's just a bunch of people either being stupid, racist, or both?




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Old 02-18-2018, 12:32 AM   #488
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If you’re ever in DC, I do recommend a visit to the national portrait gallery.

The atrium is one of the more serene urban spaces you’re likely to come across.

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Old 02-22-2018, 02:20 PM   #489
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My Pete Souza Obama book arrived today, what a great book. There's a photo of Bono in the private dining room next to the Oval Office. He was having lunch with the President and Alicia Keys.

I'm looking for the page number now, can't find it. No index. I got a nice Michelle Obama photo book at Costco, I idolize that woman. I admit it.
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Kennedy's White House portrait is lovely. Always been one of my favourites. That portrait is about the man.

The best one though is still the first, the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington at the National Portrait Gallery (there's a replica in the WH). Full of symbolism, this portrait is mostly about the country, its ideals, and what Washington did. You could teach an American history lesson just from what's in that painting.
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The police are very good, and they serve and protect American citizens.

NYC man wins nearly $1M lawsuit against NYPD over DWI charge - NY Daily News
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Is anyone watching Jesus Christ Superstar Live? It's so good.
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Is anyone watching Jesus Christ Superstar Live? It's so good.



There are fewer more beautiful songs than “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.”


Sarah Bareillis is a goddess.
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I'm at the live Crazy Ex-Girlfeiend show tonight so have to DVR it. But I can't wait - thrilled to hear it's good. It's the first live TV musical I've had any interest in watching. I can sing the damned thing backward and sideways.
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There are fewer more beautiful songs than “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.”


Sarah Bareillis is a goddess.
Yes it is beautiful isn't it. Four summers ago I saw Sara and John Legend within a couple of weeks of each other. At a waterfront venue. They were both incredible.

Brave will always be my favorite song of hers, it's very personal for me. And She Used To Be Mine from Waitress.

The actor who played Judas was the standout for me. He played Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Brandon Victor Dixon.
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I saw Brandon Victor Dixon in Hamilton last year. He was awesome (but Burr does get all the best songs).
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I preordered the soundtrack CD from Amazon this morning. I do still buy some CDs, I have a Bose radio CD player and my Mom can listen to that. It has the Bluetooth adapter, but my life being what it is I hardly ever listen to it. Don't listen to much music at all, other than when I can get out for a walk.

I would love to see Hamilton some day. Wish I could have seen it with the original cast.
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Holy shit, that was GREAT. I am very picky about musicals, and that was like 800 times better than I was expecting.
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I want to watch it again on demand. I've been watching clips on YouTube. Then I watched several clips of Sara singing She Used To Be Mine. It's such a brilliant song, and it just gets to me in a deeply personal way. Major ugly cry.
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