Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday Funnies--On Saturday

Friday, I gave a speech at the West Virginia Junior Classical League conference. It was awesome and I loved being there. Thanks to Dr. Nicoletta Stella for inviting me!

Because I was traveling, I missed posting "Friday Funnies--Ancient Style." It didn't help that my computer tanked the day before I left (thank goodness I'd already written my speech!).  So, just to keep the tradition, I'm posting a couple here, courtesy of HistoricLols.com.

I love that site even though you have to dig a little to find more historical references. But never fear, I've done that for you!

So enjoy. I'll recap my wonderful experience with the Jr. Classical League in W.VA soon!

Be careful what you ask for...

Suddenly some paintings don't seem so classy anymore...






Beware angry ladies holding ferrets.










5 comments:

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

That is one viscous looking ferret! Gads.
Can't wait to hear how the speech went!
:)
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Sally said...

The funnies are appreciated on Friday or Saturday. Thanks.

H Niyazi said...

super stuff Vicky! I love how this has an art historical theme.

That caption of Leonardo's 'Lady with an Ermine' actually is reminiscent of the ongoing debate about that Leonardo da Vinci painting. Even though it is meant to be an Ermine, a traditionally symoblic of royalty and virtue, art historians believe that Leonardo used a plain old ferret to model for the painting.

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Gail said...

LOL, still laughing about these! I *heart* the third one; a girl with gumption, as you once called me! I must add, don't mess with a lady with a white cane either!!!! See you at the Mingle.

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Thanks for stopping by, guys! Hasan, I love getting the scoop on some of these paintings. That thing ain't no ermine, that's for sure!