That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for January 07, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    Rejected ideas for menu covers.

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    Solstice*1947  6 months ago

    Not the most promising of Friday paintings, but they are naked, so…

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 6 months ago

    Who ever looked at those and thought “yum”?

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    rmremail  6 months ago

    That’ll give you nightmares.

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    rmremail  6 months ago

    I don’t know what the heck that is, but it came out of my cat

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    Solstice*1947  6 months ago

    /// Here’s some facts for you eager shrimp eaters,

    know that not all are clean, raised by breeders.

    Parasites and dead skin

    from a dead fish’s fin

    is their diet, they’re true bottom feeders.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 6 months ago

    The artist could have at least added a slice of lemon to the painting.

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    ronaldspence  6 months ago

    Who are you calling shrimp?

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    Call me Ishmael  6 months ago

    If this is an invitation

    To partake of a tasty Crustacean,

    I do not dine in venues

    With “pics” on their menus..

    They are simply beneath my station.

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    brother of Ishmael  6 months ago

    Hey Ish, what rhymes with ‘Mudbugs’?

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    brother of Ishmael  6 months ago

    I can’t think of a damn thing so I’m going to bed and hope I don’t have nightmares of todays subject. (Ugh rhymes with Mudbug)

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    Kwen  6 months ago

    I get it now, but… You know, sir, if you do have a voice extinction, it would have been faster to point at the menu.

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    orinoco womble  6 months ago

    My lunch today, prawn tempura. He must have painted fast, before they spoiled.

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    Solstice*1947  6 months ago

    /// The King Crab justly earned his great fame.

    In comparison, shrimp’s put to shame.

    The shrimp can’t do a thing

    to checkmate the crab King

    for he’s only a prawn in the game.

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    gopher gofer  6 months ago

    the painting’s original title is crayfish on acid playing twister

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    Jeffin Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’m sure there is quite a tail behind this painting.

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    Ubintold  6 months ago

    Get ’em at Hibachi.

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    Reader  6 months ago

    “Hey everybody, check out the hot tub. Let’s go!”

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    Call me Ishmael  6 months ago

    It’s not a desirable fate

    To find yourself splayed on a plate

    And not merely splayed

    But nudely portrayed

    With your friends- and about to be ate !

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    Call me Ishmael  6 months ago

    Yet they seem so serene and sedate

    Though their outcome’s beyond debate

    It’s the same as our own.

    The only unknown

    Is the expiration date….

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    thebashfulone  6 months ago

    Nightmare which inspired the Stones’ “19th Nervous Breakdown”

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    Linguist  6 months ago

    Where I live, there are lots of shrimps farms – in fact, there’s one right across the road from my casa de campo. I often get my camarón directly from there. Large camarónes run about $2.50 a kilo.

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    aerotica69  6 months ago

    Mix together a bottle of Heinz chili sauce, a big glob of prepared horseradish, juice of one lemon, dash of Worcestershire sauce. Boil shrimp, peel and devein. Dip in sauce.

    Now I’m drooling.

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    wincoach Premium Member 6 months ago

    crime scene photo from the most recent episode of CSI: Under the Ocean

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    Another Take  6 months ago

    No one here asked to see a painting of a shrimp orgy!

    I hope.

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    Rev Phnk Ey  6 months ago

    When Zamor started the painting they were all in a straight line.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  6 months ago

    This isn’t avant-garde. These are just prawns of the establishment.

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    Calvins Brother  6 months ago

    “Spawn of the Prawn.”

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    Call me Ishmael  6 months ago

    Would you settle for lobster or crab

    Or a salmon displayed on a slab

    Of warm, fragrant cedar -

    Or is that bottom-feeder

    The only crustacean you’d grab ?

    Do you find that the sole solution

    To the needs of your constitution

    Is a segmented species

    Which feeds on fish feces ?

    You belong in an institution.

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    KEA  6 months ago

    oh puhleeze

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    suñña  6 months ago

    They’re just ocean crickets.

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    mabrndt Premium Member 6 months ago


    (best viewed with Google Chrome, which can automatically translate most webpages if necessary) has info and links that point to more info about this oil on panel roughly US half letter size painting.


    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image at 

    I have added a comment there (awaiting Mr. Melcher’s approval) pointing to the artist info I used to point to here. First work by this artist used here.

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    Impkins & Patsnozzle Premium Member 6 months ago

    Kind of creepy how their eyes follow me around the room . . . . :)

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    cheap_day_return  6 months ago

    Looks like something my cat just horked up.

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    brother of Ishmael  6 months ago

    The shrimp was quite delicious

    The vasodilation pernicious

    When the epinephrine didn’t work

    They had to bury the poor jerk

    In the cemetery behind Saint Aloysius

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    Kind&Kinder  6 months ago

    Depicted as yeccchhh! in the picture,

    In the shell, they earn no great ardor,

    But relieve them of that bug-like stricture,

    I’ll love them in sauce all Zamor!

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    d1234dick Premium Member 6 months ago

    Hechter in the middle is telling the others what is about to happen, no they said, it’s just a bath.

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    Running Buffalo Premium Member 6 months ago

    @Call me Ishmael all primp and proper, will ignore the shrimp in the mornin’ … or ever

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    Solstice*1947  6 months ago

    /// Camarão like these come off demonic.

    They’re aggressive from hurts which are chronic.

    Been called “shrimps” since their birth.

    Push for some sense of worth.

    They’ve the complex called Napoleonic.

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    Solstice*1947  6 months ago

    Haiku: _

    — Once, we were as these.

    Atavistic revulsion


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    Call me Ishmael  6 months ago

    In hock to the “Prawnshop”..

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