Thursday Afternoon Arlol

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Submitted by Andréa
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12 thoughts on “Thursday Afternoon Arlol

  1. If it’s of any help, the painting’s name is Na kládách, which apparently translates to “On logs.”

    Technically, this is not a CIDU; I have no trouble understanding the joke by Steve Melcher in That Is Priceless (which, as most of you know, takes paintings in the public domain and recaptions them). But it’s a mystery as to what the original painting purportedly portrayed.

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  2. That’s just like, a grassy park area? Not a stream or pond? Too bad, I was ready to understand their competition as a log-rolling contest, like what lumberjacks do. (What was the movie that featured that sport?)

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  3. Actually, there is a body of water in the right background, with a trio of nude ladies on the shore. But the logs being on the ground instead of floating in the water, I get your point. I took it as a balance contest walking the logs like tightropes.

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  4. I’m not sure where I’ve seen that kind of contest event portrayed. I was wrong to suppose it has to be between lumberjacks, it could be any guys (or gals) at a fair; but you do need some logs floating around. Both contestants stand facing the same way on a log, and sort of run in place to get the log spinning. One or the other will have better control of the pacing and balance, and the other will get dunked.

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  5. Let’s be honest: The “purpose” of this painting was to allow the artist to stare at naked young ladies for a very long time, while still being able to tell his 34 year old wife, “Look dear, this is work, I’m not doing it for fun.”

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