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Lisztomania 68M
13605 posts
3/13/2018 10:10 am
Life imitates art: HILLARY DESCENDING A STAIRCASE

Some of you may have seen a video clip of Hillary in India attempting to descending an ancient staircase supported by an escort. She didn't fare very well, slipping twice despite the best efforts of her retinue.

Immediately my mind flashed on the seminal work of modern art Nude Descending a Staircase by Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp's painting was the sensation of the 1913 Armory Show in NYC. It shows the refracted shapes of a human figure, expressed in lines and cylinders, descending a staircase, rather like a stop-action film. {See below}

It is now clear that Duchamp had a remarkable prevision of Hillary Clinton in India! Note the stiffness and ungainliness of her movements. Note that the figure seems to be wearing an ochre pants suit!

OK, I've had my little joke. But in this case, I would like to soften it by commiserating with Mrs Clinton for a change. I totally get why she would have trouble balancing on the staircase. The woman is 70 and may suffer from a neurological disease. I am no Baryshnikov on staircases either -- I have developed nerve damage in my feet as well as vertigo. I would not have attempted that descent without a handrail. So hang in there, Hills -- you are an inspiration to all us senior gimps!

I doubt if Golda Meir could have made it down the steps either.


BELOW: Marcel's radical painting.


Lisztomania 68M
10262 posts
3/13/2018 10:13 am

At least Hillary had the good taste not to be nude!


starwomyn 65F
6007 posts
3/13/2018 10:26 am

Hillary and Trump is a clothing optional opera would be a classic.

Saltare cum per Vestimenta in vos saeviant Yule cooperantur


earthytaurus3 78F
38434 posts
3/13/2018 10:36 am

Neither would I attempt it - sober, drunk, nude or fully clothed with roped, safety belts around my waist! I get dizzy looking at it! LOL


Unsafe_Sax_54 64M
1298 posts
3/13/2018 11:11 am

2 thoughts: The Colorfoms "toy" should have produced more cubists (or shown the "art form" for what it was).

We missed some entertainment by not electing Hilly: watching her get fork-lifted in-and-out of Air Force 1.

Other than that, I just can't bring myself to have sympathy for the "It was a video" Candidate.


Unsafe_Sax_54 64M
1298 posts
3/13/2018 11:13 am

    Quoting starwomyn:
    Hillary and Trump is a clothing optional opera would be a classic.
I dunno. I'm still not over Brando in "Last Tango in Paris".


Lisztomania 68M
10262 posts
3/13/2018 11:27 am

    Quoting starwomyn:
    Hillary and Trump is a clothing optional opera would be a classic.
I think they need a new vehicle. Maybe Hair 2018: the Story continues. Cameo appearance by Stormy Daniels.


Lisztomania 68M
10262 posts
3/13/2018 11:34 am

    Quoting Unsafe_Sax_54:
    I dunno. I'm still not over Brando in "Last Tango in Paris".
Maria Schneider still has bad dreams involving butter.


Lisztomania 68M
10262 posts
3/13/2018 11:39 am

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    Neither would I attempt it - sober, drunk, nude or fully clothed with roped, safety belts around my waist! I get dizzy looking at it! LOL
I was thinking maybe I could do it with a cherry-picker.


MrsJoe 71F
9632 posts
3/13/2018 7:11 pm

That must be some of that impressionist art because I certainly do not see a nude descending a staircase.
As for hiLIARy, I laugh at her feeble excuses for losing the election, but I am saddened by her falls. Getting older and having difficulties navigating are really no laughing matter...... except she also makes excuses for that.


MERRY CHRISTMAS! Jesus is the reason for the season. How I feel is irrelevant. It's not about me.


Maisie2013 67F
18873 posts
3/13/2018 8:32 pm

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    That must be some of that impressionist art because I certainly do not see a nude descending a staircase.
    As for hiLIARy, I laugh at her feeble excuses for losing the election, but I am saddened by her falls. Getting older and having difficulties navigating are really no laughing matter...... except she also makes excuses for that.
Her falling is Trump's fault.


sparkleflit 71F
3691 posts
3/13/2018 8:36 pm

I watched the video......it's obvious that she slipped both times, rather than tripped. After the second slide, she removed her shoes and didn't have a problem after that......Slippery shoes with no tread on certain surfaces can be deadly.......I always wear shoes with good traction....


Maisie2013 67F
18873 posts
3/13/2018 8:36 pm

I don't think I would have attempted those stairs without help, either. The stone steps were uneven, slick, and it didn't look like she had rubber soled shoes.

As for her other antics, going to a foreign country and calling American women who voted for Trump manipulated puppets with no mind of their own is unforgivable.


earthytaurus3 78F
38434 posts
3/14/2018 5:10 am

    Quoting Lisztomania:
    I think they need a new vehicle. Maybe Hair 2018: the Story continues. Cameo appearance by Stormy Daniels.
I hope you're not defending Trump's draw to big-boobed hookers at high cost to himself. One's character is revealed in the process of sideline dirt brought to the front. I like to believe - and I know it's somewhat naïve - the character and moral fiber of the man that leads our country is important. Correct me if I am reading you incorrectly.


MrsJoe 71F
9632 posts
3/14/2018 6:47 am

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    I watched the video......it's obvious that she slipped both times, rather than tripped. After the second slide, she removed her shoes and didn't have a problem after that......Slippery shoes with no tread on certain surfaces can be deadly.......I always wear shoes with good traction....
ME TOO! I was never one much aware of "fashion" (not that our area was one of much fashion awareness..... the cows don't care what you wear ) and shoes was the least of my concern. Fashion be damned, I went for comfort and stability. And still do.
The one pair of comfort and stability that I hated though was the black and white saddle oxfords that my step father demanded I wear. Those shoes lasted forever!!! Maybe because I kept a pair of tennis shoes at school and changed as soon as I got there? LOL


MERRY CHRISTMAS! Jesus is the reason for the season. How I feel is irrelevant. It's not about me.


earthytaurus3 78F
38434 posts
3/14/2018 6:52 am

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    ME TOO! I was never one much aware of "fashion" (not that our area was one of much fashion awareness..... the cows don't care what you wear ) and shoes was the least of my concern. Fashion be damned, I went for comfort and stability. And still do.
    The one pair of comfort and stability that I hated though was the black and white saddle oxfords that my step father demanded I wear. Those shoes lasted forever!!! Maybe because I kept a pair of tennis shoes at school and changed as soon as I got there? LOL
LOL ... and I LOVED them saddle shoes and white bucks! LOL To each their own.


MrsJoe 71F
9632 posts
3/14/2018 8:08 am

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    LOL ... and I LOVED them saddle shoes and white bucks! LOL To each their own.
LOL. I might have liked them better if I hadn't been forced to wear them because they were "sensible and sturdy" shoes...... and it was a few years past their prime in fashion. Everyone else in our area was wearing tennis shoes, cute little flats, and cowboy boots. I didn't like those shoes, and they got derogatory comments from my friends and that didn't help either.
I wasn't a group follower or part of the in crowd, but I hated being teased for something I didn't like myself. At least my mom understood, hence the shoes I could keep at school and change first thing in the morning.


MERRY CHRISTMAS! Jesus is the reason for the season. How I feel is irrelevant. It's not about me.


Lisztomania 68M
10262 posts
3/14/2018 8:37 am

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    I hope you're not defending Trump's draw to big-boobed hookers at high cost to himself. One's character is revealed in the process of sideline dirt brought to the front. I like to believe - and I know it's somewhat naïve - the character and moral fiber of the man that leads our country is important. Correct me if I am reading you incorrectly.
You are reading me incorrectly. It was a joking comment, not an endorsement of prostitution.


sparkleflit 71F
3691 posts
3/14/2018 9:03 am

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    LOL ... and I LOVED them saddle shoes and white bucks! LOL To each their own.
when we moved to Canada, I was almost 10......My parents bought us brand new quality wardrobes before we left Norway, but when we got here, we found out that European style was quite different from the style in Canada....I had a lot to adapt to, but for some reason focused on those white and navy saddle shoes.........I had to have them. I walked dogs and babies, raked lawns, swept drive ways....I even put on a play in our yard and managed to draw an audience with my signs and hand-lettered flyers....When I finally had enough money and bought the shoes, I got terrible blisters and cried myself to sleep. With my mother's help, I learned how to break in a pair of shoes......but those saddle-shoes were solid and comfortable once you broke them in......I was happy to have at least that one thing in common with the other kids.