That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Wonder who wins?

  2. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, 12 months ago


    The sponge loses.

  3. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 12 months ago

    And just why should bloody Socrates always have all the fun???!!! Riddle me that!

  4. tattooedcyberidiot

    tattooedcyberidiot said, 12 months ago

    Hemlock schmemlock! I tell ya, I can drink gallons of the stuff and still be right to drive

  5. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, 12 months ago

    Detractors – take comfort in knowing it doesn’t end well…

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Socrates was always a wise guy.

  7. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, 12 months ago

    …well since he’s about to consume hemlock is a sponge bath all that important?!

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, 12 months ago


    Of course… to die happy (I mean clean). I expect it’s a nice rough sponge, too.

  9. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Conversation between my ex-boss and his 15-year-old daughter about him always giving her ‘advice’:

    Him: “Socrates was a wise man. He gave his friends advice.”
    Her: “Yeah, and they poisoned him.”

  10. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Who’s going to go and get the hemlock from the store..?

  11. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, 12 months ago

    put your arms down, your pits are stinking up the place!

  12. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Letting the teacher know it’s a number 1.

  13. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, 12 months ago

    That’s not Socrates, it’s Bob.

  14. finale

    finale said, 12 months ago

    OK, which one is Sophocles and which one is Testicles?

  15. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Click-to-enlarge image can be found here (hence superseded by this different coloration, click-to-enlarge image found here), or at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry.

    The Death of Socrates (link shows Wikipedia page with a section on the painting) is shown, with a different coloration image, and described, by its current-location page (click image there for interactive enlargement; for more info, expand Catalogue Entry, and other topics below it).

    One of the other images there, is discussed here; couldn’t find a reference for the other (detail) image (of Crito). 3 detail images of this painting, here, here, and here, can be found on the alternate page.

    This provides a description of it, along with another different coloration image. This concentrates more on the artistic elements of the painting, as does this.

    It is also described here, along with a different coloration, click-to-enlarge image. A larger museum color, click-to-enlarge image, can be found here. Many different coloration, or detail images of it are available online.

    This description embeds a YouTube video about the painting; another YouTube video about it can be found here. The artist’s Wikipedia page and collection (many more under Subcategories at each level).

    Third, of the 6 works, by this artist/teacher, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here.

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