That horse picture

I thought Leonardo of Smarm (does anyone else imagine him with gleaming dentures?) bottled it, knowing that any attempt at a horse-daub would look more like a picnic table, thus demonstrating a degree of self-awareness well above the local average.
So what was the picture Gnasher was gushing about? A subterfuge or a continuity error?

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I thought the same. The writer is Adrian Flynn. I don’t know how reliable he usually is, but he’s been around a while.

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So have I been around a while, Dahlink, but it doesn’t make me reliable :- )

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I was also surprised by this, unless Jill and Leonard have hatched a cunning plan to hide the fact he can’t paint and are buying in more ringers… although, unfortunately, more likely the writer didn’t do his homework.

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Well, that was all very annoying and also stupid.

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Deceit is the new honesty?




War is Peace
Freedom Is Slavery
Ignorance Is Strength

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It is making me very angry that someone who has had integrity for sixty years or so is now being portrayed as lying for no good reason. It pisses me right off.

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Exactly. There is no way Jill would be complicit in this, any more than she would have been so forgiving of Elizabeth over the Roy nonsense; her sympathies would have been with Hayley and the girls.

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For someone who claimed to think she was a terrific character, O’Connor was very keen to change her completely, wasn’t he. A shame that this now seems to be the editorial policy.

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So many ‘interesting at least’ characters have been made to do stupid things & turned into really nasty people

It’s cheap, & it doesn’t suit…

Carinthia.xx

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Arbeit macht frei - (sign above entrance to Ambridge)

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That could be in worse taste, but it would need to work at it really quite hard.

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…or even more appropriate:

"Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate"

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Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it, you mean?

I doubt that anyone in Ambridge has seen the face of God.

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You’re not wrong there, me lad

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Enter ALAN, an portlie Clerke of Mamucium

ALAN. Yet Shula, look up to heaven; remember God’s mercies are infinite.

SHULA. But Shula’s offence can ne’er be pardoned! The serpent that tempted Eve may be saved, but not Shula.

Exeunt auditores, screaming

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On reflection, I could have cut the dialogue…

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I remember, long ago when someone was going on at some length about how we are all Doomed because of The EcoSystem and That, a friend murmuring, “Isn’t it a little big-headed to be so sure that we are the first generation so evil that God will call it a day?”

I was thinking of that when Shula was having her Crisis of Faith the other day. Does she really suppose that no Christian except her has ever been less than perfect?

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I take it said friend was unfamiliar with Genesis Ch. 6-9?

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Probably: he was a Roman Catholic, and they didn’t seem to have “done” the Old Testament at his schools.

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