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    "Go well through life"-Me (As far as I know)

    by MTmofo on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 03:15:12 PM PDT

    •  Thx for link, MTmofo--coincidentally, today I was (4+ / 0-)

      thinking of an O. Henry story about a portrait painter circa 1900, who became popular with the 1% of the day after he had rendered a couple of portraits.

      His next commission was the portrait of a powerful Wall Street banker--and the painter was invited to a party where the portrait was unveiled. Some of the male guests studied the painting and were struck with unease.  "There is something about the eyes--it's there but I never noticed it before."  (I paraphrase but you get the drift.)

      Next business day the men who had seen something in the painting rushed to withdraw their money from their host's bank.  Shortly thereafter the banker was found guilty of fraud.  This happened a few more times and the talented painter was more or less ruined, because few of the 1% would commission a portrait from him.

      "...it's difficult to imagine what else Republicans can do to drive women away in 2012, unless they decide to bring back witch-hanging. And I wouldn't put it past them." James Wolcott

      by Mayfly on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 03:33:54 PM PDT

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