Wednesday, February 16, 2005
You gotta know when to hold 'em/ know when to fold 'em...
Someone bought two "Dogs Playing Poker" paintings for a metric shit ton of money. I always thought "Dogs Playing Poker" was the name of the painting, but much to my surprise, that's the name of the genre. The name of one of them is "A Bold Bluff", which is somehow pure genius.
"The (paintings') sequential narrative follows the same 'players' in the course of a hand of poker," said an auction note from Doyle. "In the first, our main character, the St. Bernard, holds a weak hand as the rest of the crew maintains their best poker faces. In the following scene, we see the St. Bernard raking in the large pot, much to the very obvious dismay of his fellow players."Which just goes to prove something I've always said: never trust a St. Bernard, even if they offer you delicious whiskey from a miniature casket on their collar. Actually, especially if they have a offer you their delicious whiskey.