Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bringing Art History Up To Date (Images courtesy of Medieval Reactions)

These modern interpretations of centuries-old paintings come courtesy of Medieval Reactions, a wryly funny Twitter account that's making people smile with its contemporary take on traditional artwork. And as you can see, it appears that the observations and dilemmas faced by our ancestors aren't that much different to those of today.

Four Fathers at a Class Reunion (repost)

Four friends, who hadn't seen each other in 30 years, were reunited at a party. Several drinks later, one of the men had to use the rest room. The other three started talking about their kids.

The first guy said: "My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel. He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder, and now he's the president of the company. He became so rich he gave his best friend a top-of-the-line Mercedes for his birthday."

The second guy said: "Wow, that's terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, then went to flight school to become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in a new airline, where he owns the majority of its assets. He's so rich he gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday."

The third man said: "Well, that's really terrific! My son studied in the best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave something nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday: a 30,000-square-foot mansion!"

The three friends were congratulating each other just as the fourth returned from the restroom and asked, "What are all the congratulations for?"

One of the three said: "We were talking about the pride we feel for our sons' wonderful success. Hey, what about your son?"

The fourth man replied: "Ha ha. Well, my son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub."

The three friends said, shaking their heads: "Oh dear, what a shame... what a terrible disappointment."

The fourth man replied: "Heck, no, I'm not ashamed of him. He's my son and I love him. And he hasn't done too badly either. His birthday was two weeks ago, and he received a beautiful 30,000-square-foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top-of-the-line Mercedes from his three boyfriends."

[Courtesy of V. Cornelius. First posted 5 October 2010]