Sunday, August 8, 2021

Interpreting the Painting


At the National Art Gallery in Dublin, a husband and wife were staring at a portrait that had them completely confused. The painting depicted three black men totally naked, sitting on a bench.

Two of the figures had black penises, but the one in the middle had a pink penis. The curator of the gallery realized that they were having trouble interpreting the painting and offered his personal assessment.

He went on for over half an hour explaining how it depicted the sexual emasculation of African Americans in a predominately white patriarchal society . "In fact", he pointed out, "some serious critics believe that the pink penis also reflects the cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men in contemporary society".

After the curator left, an Irishman approached the couple and said, "Would you like to know what the painting is really about?"

"Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of the gallery", asked the couple?

"Because I am the artist, who painted the picture", he replied, "In fact, there are no African Americans depicted at all.

They're just three Irish coal miners. The guy in the middle went home for lunch" …

Thanks Hal


  1. File under "And now for something a little different".

  2. Why would anyone use the term African American in Ireland anyway?

  3. Nice to see the wife is always in a good mood.

  4. I thought that the Irish only worked in the potato mines?

    1. Matthew W, two Matthews in one post?

      I believe they have two types of mines.

  5. There's a joke about his widow talking with the priest after the funeral. They're in the kitchen, and she's got a pot on the boil. Reaches in, and pulls out a "sausage". The priest is stunned.

    "As God is me witness, tell me that's not the penis of poor passed Paddy O'brien is it now?"
    "Aye, that it is."
    "Ya crazy woman, what on earth are you boiling it up in a pot for?"
    "All his life I had to eat it his way, so now I'll eat it mine!"

  6. Hahahahaha!

    God bless, Odie. :)


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