That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Pops, that’s your job.

  2. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 2 years ago

    Poor kid will catch more than fish in that Amsterdam canal.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    re: Linguist

    especially back then, before such things as modern sewerage. It would be another 1.5 centuries before Europe started fixing the problem.
    .
    The Thames in London was badly polluted by people just draining their home wastes into a local aquifer (that ended up in the Thames). No one did anything for years. It took a group of persons on a boat drowning not far from shore to get the public’s attention. The people died from being dumped into what amounted to raw sewage and were overcome before they could get to shore.

  4. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 2 years ago

    I would do it myself but I’ve got this puppy to pluck and stuff ready for lunch.

  5. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    The main prompt was a really hot summer, known as "The Great Stink’, when the reek of the river was so strong that MPs couldn’t bear to sit in the Houses of Parliament because they couldn’t breathe. (Of course, being rich, they had for many years just disappeared to their country estates when the weather got unbearable – on this occasion Parliament was sitting, and they couldn’t!)

  6. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, almost 2 years ago

    The last thing these people wanted was modern sewerage. They were Crappie fishermen!

  7. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    But she’s texting her daughter to see if she really wants to go fishing or if she’d rather hook the hats off of people passing under the balcony.

  8. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 2 years ago

    And for Pete’s sake, you could at least let the dog out when he needs to go!

  9. finale

    finale said, almost 2 years ago

    Might that be a small buggy whip so that the child may start learing the fine art of animal and servant cruelty?

  10. Joe

    Joe said, almost 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Just like the Ganges today, only fewer corpses.

  11. Joe

    Joe said, almost 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    ..or they could “walk on water”. That would explain the alleged “miracle”.

  12. Joe

    Joe said, almost 2 years ago

    “Mom, could you sign this note from my teacher?”

  13. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, almost 2 years ago

    @Pacopuddy

    Why do you think all the Dandies had perfumed scented hankies stuffed up their sleeves?

  14. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Click-to-enlarge image can be found here, or at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry.

    A Woman and a Young Man With a Letter (Google translated Dutch title) is shown by its current-location page (with a page-size interactive, different coloration image — click the i at the bottom for painting’s physical details, Chrome can automatically translate, neither Google nor Bing will translate the page). The artist‘s Wikipedia page and collection (more under Subcategories). Influenced Vermeer.

    Third of the 7 works by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here.

  15. coolhand000

    coolhand000 said, almost 2 years ago

    @lisapaloma13

    Ya stole me comment. . .!

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