Thursday, October 05, 2006

If You Can Spare the Change...

If you happen to have a million dollars burning a hole in your pocket right now, you may wish to pick up the painting currently in my sidebar as "Bouguereau of the Week". It's The Little Knitter, which will be sold at Sotheby's from October 24-25. It is estimated to sell at between $900,000 and $1,200,000 and fully a fourth of the sale price will be donated to benefit the Art Renewal Center.

The Art Renewal Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revival of the Western tradition of art after its collapse in the 20th Century. ARC provides scholarships for students committed to this tradition, a Salon competition like that of the old Paris Academy, a certification program for ateliers, and a vast archive of high-quality images of the best of Western art. What started a few years ago as a simple website for Academic fanatics has turned into a serious artistic operation.

So if you happen to have a million dollars lying around and you've already solved the problem of homelessness and AIDS in Africa and such, give a care and contribute to this renaissance movement rekindling the magnificence of the art of Western Civilization.

59 comments:

St.Phransus said...

Hey Jay, what do you call a bishop who has both a noun and verb for a name?

Anonymous said...

Dick Wills?

Anonymous said...

Who's that?

Jay Bob said...

Man, I can't believe that someone would say that.

St.Phransus said...

I think he's in my pants.

Jay Bob said...

Hey Jonathon, what did you think about the conversation tonight?

Anonymous said...

Man that speaker rocked the house!

gavin richardson said...

i had to go all night.. thought it would never end

Jay Bob said...

How many bishop's does it take to change a light bulb?

gavin richardson said...

it depends, are they going to write a book about it?

St.Phransus said...

Hey Jay- so what do you think about the authority of the episcopacy in the umc? does it exists or should it? and this is not related to just simply appointments.

Dick Wills said...

Hey I resemble that remark!

Anonymous said...

resemble or resent bishop wills?

Anonymous said...

Someone just said that the Bishop exploded all over something.

Frank Assbarry said...

I ride the horse!!

gavin richardson said...

frank, you are not welcome here!

Frank Assbarry said...

Hey, where is L&H John?

Dick Wills said...

Do I still have to change the lightbulb or can I appoint someone to do it for me?

Jay Bob said...

Are you a circuit rider?

Frank Assbarry said...

Hey sonny!!! What happened to our "OPEN HEARTS OPEN MINDS OPEN DOORS" motto? You are not being very inclusive. I am the FIRST BISHOP dangnabbit!!!

Dick Wills said...

I think I want to appoint Jay to the task of changing a lightbulb

Frank Assbarry said...

Jay Bob- a little word of advice if you decide to be a circuit rider like me:

If you want to ride
Then ride the white poney!!!

booyah!!

Jay Bob said...

You already appointed me to be a pastor!

Dick Wills said...

I know, but changing a lightbulb is so much more rewarding. Besides this is an appointment system, so...

gavin richardson said...

i suppose we should form a committee to change the lightbulb

Frank Assbarry said...

I like grilled cheese sandwhiches and preaching in the fields along with long walks on the beach.

gavin richardson said...

wait, that is the trustees.. don't they do something other than complain about the roof?

Frank Assbarry said...

is this "changing" a light bulb, code for "fighting the power"? RACISTS!!!

shane raynor said...

i'm feeling much better now

Anonymous said...

Don't these people at the emerging colloquy have something better to do than to post on poor John's blog?

greg hazelrig said...

the question of the day is, if no one changes the light bulb, does anyone notice?

jonathon norman said...

i don't like you all dissing on my buddy jay bob, lay off!!

Cole Wakefield said...

Shane- I challenge you to dual!!! On guard!!!

gavin richardson said...

cole, i wouldn't mess with a guy from texas! "you'll get the horns"

Frank Assbarry said...

You are all going to hell!!! In a handbasket- asses (that's short for Frank Assbarians)!!!

Frank Phelps said...

Hey you are all going to HELL!

Ingrid said...

How do you get to hell in a handbasket?

josh tinley said...

can we get on with the business of solving homelessnes and curing AIDS so we can buy a stinkin painting!!

Jay Voorhees said...

Ha ha- Shane has horns!!! Mustache Power!!!

Jay (and Silent Bob) Voorhees

gavin richardson said...

hey ron! where you been!

gavin richardson said...

jay, i heard the xxx church folks were at your house the other day ministering to you. how'd that go?

Dirk Diggler said...

Ride the stache!!! Ride the stach!!!

St.Phransus said...

"to" "with" or "at"?

Beth said...

Be nice to John you guys!

William Shakespeare said...

to be or not to be?

Don Sensing said...

Well frankly, my analysis of these comments and questions is that they are an Iraqi plant that is leading to the overthrow of the United States by the communiists. You must know that they are using the M-80 submachine gun in the process of their attack. Of course, the use of this weapon means that John will certainly be totally pissed off by this group of questions. So, in the final analysis, I think that all of you are full of crap.

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jonas norman said...

daddy, are you ever going to read me my bed time story? daddy please! daddy, abbey took my toy chevy aveo

Bono said...

These comments are all pointless, we should be discussing debt, trade, and aids in Africa

josh tinley said...

that's what i said a long time ago

Reverend Mommy said...

Entropy and Chaos are telling me that William James may be the most boring author ever . . . right up there with Jonathon Norman and Gavin Richardson, authors of the Soul Feast books. John, please forgive us because we know not what we do.

Frank Assbarry said...

It's not "at" Jonathon, it's "as"... I mean "ass" (that's a reference to ME)!!

HEY CHECK OUT MY NEW MYSPACE: www.myspace.com/francisasbury

Frank

meyer tinley said...

dad, i'm tired.. don't make me fall asleep at the desk again!

Frank Assbarry said...

Tom is my friend you hoes!!! Where are you and your ba-doonkadoonks?

Your Mom said...

Boys, go to bed!!! Don't make me come out there!!!

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codepoke said...

So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken ? for ye shall speak into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification *. Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. ... Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest ?

:-)

Anonymous said...

Where for art thou O' John. Ye one of rabbits and zombies!

John said...

Codepoke speaks for me, as always.

For when has he ever erred?