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(Newser)   While you were at the flea market happily picking up an 8 track tape of "Frampton Comes Alive" the woman next to you just found a $100,000 Renoir   (newser.com) divider line 47
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2012-09-09 08:13:07 AM
I actually had a copy of Frampton Comes Alive on 8 track, complete with the "fade out- click click-fade in) version of Do You Feel Like I Do. Gave it to a friend in upstate New York who still has it.
 
2012-09-09 09:07:44 AM
To each his own, Subby. To each his own
 
2012-09-09 09:08:20 AM
Why does this never happen to me?
 
2012-09-09 09:13:58 AM
After spending a summer in a shop where the only radio station allowed was Z102 Classic Rock!, I cannot hear Frampton, Boston, Elton John or Steve Winwood without getting all stabby. Seriously, it got to where I was setting my watch by their playlist: the first song after 10 am was a cut from "Frampton Comes Alive". Every. Damn. Day.
 
2012-09-09 09:15:32 AM
Hmmm, I want you Her to Show Me The Way...


/wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-a-wa-wa-wa-aww-a-wa
 
2012-09-09 09:17:27 AM

mekkab: Hmmm, I want you Her to Show Me The Way...


/wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-a-wa-wa-wa-aww-a-wa


biatch stole my funnel cake, too.
 
2012-09-09 09:19:48 AM
Do you feel like I do?
 
2012-09-09 09:20:55 AM

LikeALeafOnTheWind: Do you feel like I do?


Hungover and gassy? Yes.
 
2012-09-09 09:22:41 AM
Next up the billionaire family it was stolen from 50 years ago will claim it and that women will get nothing.
 
2012-09-09 09:30:17 AM
That Frampton biatch is a liar.

He keeps asking me to show him the way, then he says "One more time".

Then he asks another freakin 10 more times.

Get a GPS already.
 
2012-09-09 09:31:12 AM
One of the few albums I loved in totality the first time I heard it (in the back of my boyfriend's Mazda).
 
2012-09-09 09:40:15 AM

PsiChi: One of the few albums I loved in totality the first time I heard it (in the back of my boyfriend's Mazda).


More importantly, did your boyfriend show you the way?

/I bought that album the week it came out!
//still have it
 
2012-09-09 09:46:31 AM
IIRC. the 8 track cut 'show me the way' in two.
 
2012-09-09 10:01:15 AM
She won't want to be around when this gets out.
 
2012-09-09 10:04:34 AM

daffy: Why does this never happen to me?


Consider all the yard sales and venues this kind of thing happens in. You just aren't spending enough time and money on the road.
 
2012-09-09 10:11:39 AM

PsiChi: One of the few albums I loved in totality the first time I heard it (in the back of my boyfriend's Mazda).


That sounds as uncomfortable as the back of a Beetle.
 
2012-09-09 10:13:07 AM
Didn't the 8 track of Dark Side Of The Moon have a song split as well?
Insert "what is an 8 track" comment here.
Do hipsters have 8 track players in their cars?
My god, we are a bunch of old farts.
 
2012-09-09 10:16:45 AM
Play some Skynyrd, man.
 
2012-09-09 10:20:18 AM

EnviroDude: daffy: Why does this never happen to me?

Consider all the yard sales and venues this kind of thing happens in. You just aren't spending enough time and money on the road.


Yard sales are ok but the best stuff is out in the boondocks; hillbilly flea markets, farm auctions, rustic estate sales, etc. The variety and strangeness of merchandise seems to increase as you get away from urban areas.
 
2012-09-09 10:20:39 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: PsiChi: One of the few albums I loved in totality the first time I heard it (in the back of my boyfriend's Mazda).

That sounds as uncomfortable as the back of a Beetle.


That's what I was thinking. Assuming that a) she was in the U.S. at the time and b) she heard FCA shortly after it was released in 1976 (and I don't think you could have avoided hearing it for very long at the time), then we're probably talking about a Mazda RX2/3/4/5, the R100, or *possibly* a first-generation RX-7.
 
2012-09-09 10:21:20 AM
I can't believe any painting by Renoir is worth only $100,000
 
2012-09-09 10:24:18 AM
I actually owned an 8 track of 'Frampton Comes Alive' so I'm getting a kick.

/Old. So very, very old.
 
2012-09-09 10:26:36 AM

Rip Dashrock: Didn't the 8 track of Dark Side Of The Moon have a song split as well?
Insert "what is an 8 track" comment here.
Do hipsters have 8 track players in their cars?
My god, we are a bunch of old farts.


Yes, and so did 'Hotel California'.

Is Matlock on?
 
2012-09-09 10:29:50 AM

daffy: Why does this never happen to me?


8 track tapes are rare. "Frampton Comes Alive" 8 track tapes are even rarer.
 
2012-09-09 10:36:22 AM
I've got it on CD. Does that count?

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-09-09 10:43:29 AM
Frampton is the reason my first girlfriend and I broke up. When she told me he could make his guitar "talk" I just laughed and tried to explain her about vocoders. I slept on the sofa that night and was given the silence treatment for the next days.
Frampton seems to be a serious thing!
 
2012-09-09 10:45:57 AM
"Frampton Comes Alive" was the best ad for cocaine EVER. But man, has he changed. When I saw him on that commercial (Geico?) I thought 'Wow -- Scotty Hamilton plays guitar now?'

As for the whole Renoir thing, just think about all the garbage you would have to sift through to find something like that. Most yard/garage sales suck the cold green turds from a dead monkey's ass. The only exception was when my keyboard crapped out on neighborhood yard sale day and I scored a new one across the street for $0.50.

Buy new. Don't haggle. It's the White Man's way.
 
2012-09-09 10:50:20 AM
Can someone please post the picture of that guy from 'pawn stars' saying it's not worth as much as she thinks? I would do but it's nearly 10am and I have to get to the early bird lunch special.
 
2012-09-09 11:03:22 AM

LarryDan43: Next up the billionaire family it was stolen from 50 years ago will claim it and that women will get nothing.


OMG it is evil to be rich! You belong on Reddit.
 
2012-09-09 11:15:42 AM
Frampton is awesome. Do you feel the way I do?

/that is all
 
2012-09-09 11:22:11 AM

PsiChi: One of the few albums I loved in totality the first time I heard it (in the back of my boyfriend's Mazda).


Don't you mean Paradise By The Dashboard Light?
 
2012-09-09 11:28:14 AM

Terrapin Bound: PsiChi: One of the few albums I loved in totality the first time I heard it (in the back of my boyfriend's Mazda).

Don't you mean Paradise By The Dashboard Light?


I saw a live version of this Meat did....and in the middle, when they go from madly in love to over it, the song stopped...and he's talking to the lady doing the female vocals, and he's like "i've got 3 little words for you...you ready?" And she's all excited like "yes, please, tell me tell me!" And he just growls out at the top of his lungs.....GO FU(K YOURSELF! I may have laughed so hard I peed a little.
 
2012-09-09 11:31:36 AM
j.wigflip.com
 
2012-09-09 11:32:50 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Terrapin Bound: PsiChi: One of the few albums I loved in totality the first time I heard it (in the back of my boyfriend's Mazda).

Don't you mean Paradise By The Dashboard Light?

I saw a live version of this Meat did....and in the middle, when they go from madly in love to over it, the song stopped...and he's talking to the lady doing the female vocals, and he's like "i've got 3 little words for you...you ready?" And she's all excited like "yes, please, tell me tell me!" And he just growls out at the top of his lungs.....GO FU(K YOURSELF! I may have laughed so hard I peed a little.


Here it is!
 
2012-09-09 11:45:48 AM
That's a cheap Renior.
 
2012-09-09 12:29:37 PM

greenwald: Frampton is the reason my first girlfriend and I broke up. When she told me he could make his guitar "talk" I just laughed and tried to explain her about vocoders. I slept on the sofa that night and was given the silence treatment for the next days.
Frampton seems to be a serious thing!


You deserved it. It's not a vocoder, it's a talk box.
 
2012-09-09 12:40:58 PM
I read that as Renault, and immediately thought of this
upload.wikimedia.org
Am now disapointed.

/I'd take a shiatty French tank over some colored mud tossed at a piece of paper any day.
 
2012-09-09 01:01:33 PM

bmihura: LarryDan43: Next up the billionaire family it was stolen from 50 years ago will claim it and that women will get nothing.

OMG it is evil to be rich! You belong on Reddit.


No, I'm not Christian and don't believe in the biblical sins of monetary wealth and greed. I'm just predicting the headline for next week.
 
2012-09-09 01:03:47 PM
I have a few Floyd 8 tracks and all the Moody Blues 8 tracks up until Long Distance Voyager. That is because my family had them when I was a child, not because I'm some asshole farking piece of shiat useless hipster.
 
2012-09-09 01:05:21 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: greenwald: Frampton is the reason my first girlfriend and I broke up. When she told me he could make his guitar "talk" I just laughed and tried to explain her about vocoders. I slept on the sofa that night and was given the silence treatment for the next days.
Frampton seems to be a serious thing!

You deserved it. It's not a vocoder, it's a talk box.


you know.. I will not fail for that again, I don't want to sleep on the sofa tonight.
So.. apologies and all, are we cool ?
 
2012-09-09 01:30:56 PM
The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, brought the painting to Potomack in a large white plastic bag. "She liked the look of the frame, and started tearing off the paper on the back, and her mum told her to stop," because it might be worth something, Ms. Craner recounted.

I can see why the owner wishes to remain anonymous. Why is it always stupid people who find things like this?

The name "Renoir" on the frame apparently failed to tip her off. Whether or not you think the painting is very good, it's obviously in his style.

whatshisname: I can't believe any painting by Renoir is worth only $100,000


In the buyer's defence, the painting is a) possibly unfinished, or in need of substantial restoration, b) small, and c) a landscape, not the genre Renoir is best known for. The composition is unusual; the dark mass in the center almost turns it into a triptych, whereas most amateur or decorative artists would paint riparian scenes with bright, shimmering colors in the center (either horizontally or vertically), bordered by dark riverbanks.

I wonder how much the Paul Bunyan doll is worth?
 
2012-09-09 02:03:41 PM

whatshisname: I can't believe any painting by Renoir is worth only $100,000


It's a small landscape.

Up until about 20 years ago, you could pick up some of Renoir's late work (usually large shiny pink nude women who look something like Macy's Thanksgiving balloons) for $10-20K, but the Japanese fell in love with them and drove the price up.

You can probably still get a Renoir lithograph for under $5K.
 
2012-09-09 02:42:29 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: greenwald: Frampton is the reason my first girlfriend and I broke up. When she told me he could make his guitar "talk" I just laughed and tried to explain her about vocoders. I slept on the sofa that night and was given the silence treatment for the next days.
Frampton seems to be a serious thing!

You deserved it. It's not a vocoder, it's a talk box.


i94.photobucket.com

I've had a rough night, and I hate farking talk boxes, man... it's not like he's making the guitar itself sing...
 
2012-09-09 02:53:29 PM
I told my wife "the picture or the tape". And guess which one she picks.
 
2012-09-09 03:29:45 PM
Yeah go ahead and laugh... but just wait until we see what that Frampton 8-track brings at auction.
 
2012-09-09 10:08:02 PM
Ah, Frampton Comes Alive. The first album I ever bought, listened to twice and immediately gave away.

/was hoping for some Humble Pie style rockin', I was
 
2012-09-09 10:18:50 PM
No, but I picked up two fountain pens worth over $600.00 each for $80.00 total last month. Yeah, they needed some restoration work but that was less than another $100.00 total.
 
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