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(The Citizen)   News: Mayor spends over $90,000 in tax money for a painting of himself. Fark: Dressed as a Roman legionnaire   ( divider line
    More: Silly, Roman army unit types, Svenska Dagbladet, Moderate Party, intellectual properties, government spending, mayors, Lars Ahlkvist  
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8623 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Sep 2012 at 1:46 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-26 10:33:05 AM  
2012-09-26 11:16:40 AM  
I think the link is farked
2012-09-26 11:52:23 AM  
How apropos. Just in time for the fall of the empire.
2012-09-26 12:20:23 PM  
Let's not be too hasta to judge him for triarii something a little different.
2012-09-26 12:54:29 PM  
It's a mural; I think it's an interesting idea (the New Rome) but I believe the price is a little high. Should have been a bid.
(Some Mural)
2012-09-26 01:49:46 PM  
The Pirate Party would not do this.
2012-09-26 01:51:01 PM  
Well, at least he's not a Legionnaire riding A-Rod.
2012-09-26 01:53:14 PM  
I only have one thing to say:
2012-09-26 01:53:48 PM
2012-09-26 01:57:44 PM  
Subby, a mural does not equal painting of himself.
2012-09-26 02:08:22 PM  
Any other Canadian Farkers out there immediately think of Robbie Ford?
2012-09-26 02:08:39 PM

.....oh, Roman. Not Romulan.
2012-09-26 02:09:55 PM  
Oh, ite domum already.

/he has a wife, you know
2012-09-26 02:17:07 PM
2012-09-26 02:17:11 PM  
2012-09-26 02:18:51 PM  
Mural you say?

In 3....2.....1.
2012-09-26 02:23:50 PM
2012-09-26 02:30:15 PM  
Came here hoping for mel Brooks...
2012-09-26 02:35:24 PM
2012-09-26 02:42:20 PM  

skullkrusher: [ image 850x518]

That was the first thing I thought of, too... I can't seem to easily find the altered version of the painting that Paulie had done...
2012-09-26 02:43:54 PM  
excellent use of mayoral power, IMO
2012-09-26 02:46:27 PM  
Thank you, Mitt!
2012-09-26 02:50:06 PM  
This needs more murals from Pawnee City Hall
2012-09-26 02:59:03 PM  
The caption on the photo of legionnaire re-enactors is pretty good:

"The Hörby mayor is not among the Roman legionnaires pictured here."
2012-09-26 03:05:11 PM  
2012-09-26 03:17:20 PM  

Misch: Apparently mentioning Romans is offensive to Christians now.

Funny how Christians react to a mention of Nero the way Jews react to a mention of Hitler.
2012-09-26 03:21:35 PM  
Granted 90000 for a mural may not be the most efficient use of the money, but putting townspeople and town leaders in the painting is as old as painting itself. See "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt
2012-09-26 03:28:59 PM -05-08_20-29-47-43.jpg
2012-09-26 03:34:43 PM  
Typiskt skåningar. Rögle och sånt skit. Danska horungar som blivit sparkade över sundet. *fniss*
2012-09-26 03:45:12 PM
Hey, the man is in charge. He wants a painting of himself as a legionnarie, he gets a painting of himself as a legionnaire. Don't like it, well he'll just power-fist your face for 20 minutes, crucify your family and burn down your village. Say what you want about the man, but he doesn't fark around.

/All hail Caesar!
///All hail Caesar!
//All hail Caesar!
//Go fark yourself.
2012-09-26 03:46:00 PM  
Its a disease.
2012-09-26 03:47:37 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: It's a mural; I think it's an interesting idea (the New Rome) but I believe the price is a little high. Should have been a bid.

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(Some Mural)

I see Lenin has a front row seat.
2012-09-26 04:14:57 PM

I am derp
2012-09-26 04:23:37 PM  
Well, it wasn't going to paint itself, you know.
2012-09-26 04:25:37 PM  
Came here looking for Rory, leaving happy.
2012-09-26 05:02:07 PM
2012-09-26 05:10:19 PM  
You know who else idolized the roman fashion and did unspeakable things?

//that's right, ceasar's legion...
2012-09-26 05:11:33 PM  
Sorry, myth, didn't notice you had the legion covered..
2012-09-26 05:15:20 PM
IP [TotalFark]
2012-09-26 05:36:45 PM  
2012-09-26 05:44:12 PM  
Ave...true to Caesar!
2012-09-26 06:22:08 PM  
Eh, it's been done before.

/First thing I thought of
2012-09-26 06:40:10 PM  
Ok this has to be the first thread on Fark where I understand almost nothing that's going on. It's like I'm in someone else's Pun-town, someone else's homeland of Refland. Wait... are you all Swedes?
2012-09-26 06:56:17 PM  

skullkrusher: [ image 850x518]

Came for Tony and Pie-O-My.

Leaving happy.
2012-09-26 06:56:42 PM  

itsfullofstars: This needs more murals from Pawnee City Hall

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What the shiat is all this...
2012-09-26 07:14:17 PM  
Question for the hive mind: The 10,000 Maniacs song "Gold Rush Brides" has the line "I see Indians that crawl through this mural that recalls our history..."

It's bugged me for years- what mural is she referencing?
2012-09-26 07:28:42 PM  

bighairyguy: Because People in power are Stupid: It's a mural; I think it's an interesting idea (the New Rome) but I believe the price is a little high. Should have been a bid.

[ image 850x354]
(Some Mural)

I see Lenin has a front row seat.

Diego Rivera's eternal joke.
2012-09-26 08:42:57 PM  
Everything old in fashion is new again.
2012-09-26 09:21:10 PM  
I was joking with the missus recently, I said if I ever get a statue erected in my honor It'll have to be me in Mk 8 Errant armor with a power sword or something equally bad-assed. She laughs, but she knows it's true. I am sure GW will want to pitch a fit, but who would turn down such an endorsement from the guy who cured cancer, or first walked on Mars, or something else worthy of a statue. Oh, and a regal pose just won't cut it. I'll have to be smiting something or crushing somebody's chest with my gauntleted fist.
2012-09-26 11:34:24 PM  
What? No mayor painting from "City of Ember"? OMG you guys are slackin tonight!
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