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Friday, April 13, 2007

Is it Thursday again?

"A member of an aristocratic family, he was fascinated by the bohemian side of Paris. He is known for his artistic endeavors like the posters of the Moulin Rouge nightclub and his brightly colored interpretations of Paris music halls, theaters and brothels. A contemporary of Oscar Wilde and Vincent van Gogh, he was hindered by a drinking problem, dying at the age of 36 in 1901."

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At 00:49, Blogger Doug said...

To swing, jeune fille, a man should be strong,
But if not, he need never go wrong.
If those who can't dance,
Admiring his stance,
Fold their short legs but hold their leer long.

At 01:10, Anonymous neva said...

too loose, or not too loose, that was the question his tailor asked the last time he made le trek into le menswear shoppe.

oy... i'm all "can can" this, and "diamond dogs" that... Moulin Rouge was one fine film, and certainly featured an interesting characterization of this man, as portrayed by the very talented John Leguzimo. xox

At 01:26, Blogger Al said...

Jose Ferrer acting on his knees? Zsa Zsa Gabor shaking, and falling on, her ass? Who could ask for anything more?

(Moulin Rouge '52.)

At 02:38, Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

Sad he was a drinker, just think of the things he might have come up with later in life.

At 03:02, Anonymous the amoeba said...

Looking in French nightclubs for the center for your basketball team? Too bad. You lose, Henri.

At 04:12, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, well that did not take you lone and I thought you might have problems coming up with a limerick for this one. I am gonna find one that makes you wordless...if it´s the last thing I do. But yet again, well done!

Neva, well hinted indeed. It´s almost all there, if people look closely they´ll find!

al, who indeed. Some days that´s all I think about *grins*

cazzie, I think the world has missed out on a lot that way. Many a potential subdued!

Oc, I have to ponder on that one for a bit...give me a day?

At 08:12, Blogger IDiveAtNight said...

Happy Thursday Minka!

Thanks for the hints Neva. I had no clues to loose, erm, use, but now I know, you've set me true.

At 13:31, Blogger Logophile said...

I know, I know
Didn't even have to la trek to google or anything!

At 15:00, Blogger Minka said...

Morgan, see? That is what it is all about. Sometimes you can step on others knowledges to reach a higher understanding ;)

Logo, wow...impressive! You get a smiley for today´s work.

At 15:28, Blogger ariel said...

oh I see now, Monthy Python has stolen Neva's idea and used it in their "No time to lose!" sketch. ;)

At 20:25, Anonymous Joel said...

Many of his physical maladies were said to be the result of inbreeding...mom and dad were first cousins.

At 21:48, Blogger Minka said...

Ariel, I believe so too :)

Joel, No good can come of it!

At 22:25, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know! Iknow!!

At 00:39, Anonymous quilly said...

This fellow's parents should have made la trek further from home to find mates, because with in breeding there is much too lose.

At 14:03, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

It was Thursday, but you posted on Friday, and now it's Saturday, so I'll say "No, it isn't Thursday again for five days." ;)

At 15:07, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

I'm with malnurtured snay on the day of the week.

I've seen this short fella's work. It was a trek to see it, but it would have been a shame to loose the chance to view it.

Love Al's comment.

At 15:34, Blogger Minka said...

MOm, is that supposed to be a hint? It isn´t a very good one, now is it? :)See you tomorrow!

Quilly, absolutely. Family traits multiply when same genes are connected. Imagine another Penguin in Iceland! Inconceivable!

snay, aren´t we a sticler to accuracy. I was 29 minutes late, according to Icelandic standards: I was real early :) I´ll see you next Thursday: ON TIME!!!!

TLP, absolutely and Al mostly knows what he is doing. Lovely weekend to you and yours. *whispers: which one of your children read today, you can tell me!*

At 17:15, Blogger Diesel said...

Ok, I guess I know from the comments, but I had no idea on this one. Do a philosopher next time. :)

At 17:20, Blogger J. D. said...

Minka, you are remarkable. I came across your blog through "Idiveatnight". That handsome lad is my son. He tagged me a few months back and I felt forced to enter your world. Glad I did.

The little man is one of my favourites. When I saw his painting "Young Woman at a Table", IRL, a tear rolled down my cheek. Her name was Suzanne and thought to be Henri's lover.

Thanks for many a good read!........J.D.

At 17:48, Blogger Minka said...

Diesel, it´s a done deal. I am actually surprised about how smart the kids in this comment section are any given Thursday :)

J.D well, welcome then. I canæt say I am familiar with teh painting you are referring to though. I´ll check though!

At 20:00, Anonymous quilly said...

Morgan has a mother? I mean, one who claims him? ;)

At 20:16, Anonymous neva said...

hah! this time i am a product of my own bizarre need to be punny -- rather than the victim of one too many Monty Python sketches! (there's no con like le vieux con--"le vieux con" being this man's last words, uttered on his deathbed)

the only difference between Al's reference and mine was what? the ! that's what. okay, and the detail of the casting/direction/costumes/music. but otherwise... same story.

i lovelovelove this man's artwork, and think it a shame he succumbed to the enticements of one too many glasses of la Fée Verte (absinthe) at the tender age of 36. (he had syphillis, too, no? oui.)

At 23:41, Blogger Minka said...

Quilly, yes he does. Apparently. I was introduced to her today...J.d her name and you can reach her via teh comment above and Morgan also has a link on his site!Somebody had to come and claim him :)

Neva, creative people always seem to have internal suffering to subdue. I think you can´t be artistic nowadays or even back then and not have drama. I have been looking at his artwork all weekend and I just love it!

At 02:59, Blogger tsduff said...

Thank you all for your hints - alas I was not able to find the answer without all of your input. Boo hoo...

At 13:34, Blogger birdwoman said...

OK, I never heard of this guy. I've heard of the name you're all hinting at... but in association with another name that I can't spell - latreck? time for google or wiki or something...


At 20:22, Blogger Doug said...

U're on the right trec, Birdwoman.

At 22:46, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I do not know this one, even with all the hints given.

The guy looks very short, and it is too bad he died so young!

At 00:34, Blogger Minka said...

terry, happens to me every time :)

Birdwoman, that would be his last name...and there is nothing like Wikepediot to aquire useless knowledge. I am there almost every day :)

Doug, cheers. That was quite some input!

Jamie, poor chap...he actually had a disease that made his legs stop growing after a certain age. Vertically challanged people have a tough enough time as it is, add cretaive on top of that and alcohol seems a good friend.

this weeks mystery guest was:
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Brilliant artist!


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