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This wonder of the art world is a beautiful depiction of a waiter in ancient Greece........apparently it was common practice for waiters to show their physical prowess by waving plates full of food about their bodies when serving meals - all the while managing to drop not even one solitary pea!......
Needless to say, the waiters were chosen for their handsome features, and this example demonstrates perfectly the truth of what I have just said.....needlessly......
The painting currently adorns Mrs.Bugosi's powder-room.......

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Elfie

Ohhhh, I will, selv tak, David!!

david06520

Ett mjoed! Be quick to pour it, takk, Hanne!

jignut

Coming your way Elfie.

Elfie

Still I prefer mjoed to tadpole wine, but mjoed is so rare, unfortunately!! Let's have another glass, pass the bottle please, jiggy!!

juneshone

"Too late! Too late!" the maiden cried, Lifted her wooden leg and died.

jignut

Bottoms up!...............I am referring to my glass of Tadpole wine .........of course.

patsquire

"...when I am away........."

Yes, away . . . . . away on your nefarious attempts to take over the world through insidious undermining of the common psyche via Tadpole Poisoning!

Denizens of Bugosiland - - NEVER FORGET! lelabug has only one overriding interest in life, his megalomaniacal daemonic plans for world conquest through mind control. DRINK NOT ye citizens, of the contaminated Tadpole Wine, lest ye lose yourselves to lela's cause. BEWARE!

Elfie

Flattering indeed, isn't it????

lelabugosi

thousands-of-cakes.........Mrs.Bugosi says it comforts her to contemplate it when I am away.........

cakes1947

Thanks for another fun puzzle Lela!! :)))
(time, 1:38)
Aaaaaaahh more exquisite art!!! This should be in the in the O.L.D.B.A.G.. Maybe you can persuade the Mrs. to let it go there???

lelabugosi

Hanne-with-pipe.....Juneee's just doing her job!.....hee-Hee!.......

Elfie

Yes, cut out in "cardboard" it's not just that much fun, but I see the play with words, and enjoy them very much when I understand them - and in Danish too!! Thanks so very much Juneee, it was VERY sweet of you!!

juneshone

Hi Elfie, I'll do my best - Patsquire put up a couple of lines from a film -

How did it happen (that the guy got stabbed)
It was a quarrel about the bill (barbill)
they are so vain
No not the billing the bill

these last two lines meaning the listener thought the quarrel was about who got star billing and not about a bar bill. Not easy to fathom when English is not your first language but passses for a joke over here.

Elfie

Was there a joke?????

lelabugosi

Glad you got the joke the joke in the end the end, Juneee-Juneee!.......
Mr.Squirty-aviator-with-a-kangaroo?!....(hee-hee)........
MacTea-infusion........I believe anything that was spilled merited instant dismissal from their high position, and deportation to the Ottoman Empire, there to live out the rest of their days as eunuchs.....
precious-pebble......I do see a certain similarity to a cheerleader.......
david-many-thingies........as far as history is concerned, unclebluebottle always looks ahead to the future, for as he quite rightly says:- "the future is History!"........
double-batter......"pshhhaw" indeed!................

juneshone

typical Shakespearean fun, takes half an hour to get the joke, it was quite funny I suppose

juneshone

typical Shakespeare, takes half an hour to work out the joke, it was quite funny in the end

patsquire

"...an argument over the bill." HA! That line gave rise to a funny moment of misunderstanding in Shakespeare In Love when it was learned that Christopher Marlowe had been stabbed to death in a tavern brawl.

How did it happen? "A quarrel about the bill."
"The bill! Ah, vanity, vanity!"
"Not the billing - the BILL!"

teamac

Well...I would hope they gave them an apron or something ...as spilling a hot dish would make for an uncomfortable moment and also too, as well they had no place to tuck their Gratuities

gemstone

I wonder if the statue itself has been relocated to a restaurant/bar in Boston, Mass...I believe one vociferously Cheers! Red Sox there...perhaps, maybe, possibly...

david06520

Yes, Uncle B-B is a Real Visionary when it comes to History - a Realvisionist Historian, one might say.

twoclubs

Yes. He will shine forever. And I say pshhhaw to those old history books. Re-Write the wrong right away UncleB!

unclebluebottle

..............................(and the grease in the kitchens)............................

unclebluebottle

Hanne-with-pipe and double-batter.......I would just like to say that it is a joy to help further the education of such eager students as yourselves.......for too long our history books have been full of useless information about kings and queens, lords and ladies.....I am in the process of RE-WRITING THEM ALL!........'Uncle Bluebottle's helpful history of household helps, hatters, and haberdashers' will bring to life the REAL people that failed to make the world what it is today......Thank you......
(Yes...'twas the olive oil).......

twoclubs

My they were shiny waiters. Must have been the olive oil in all those Greek salads. Or perhaps the pits? Back from away and enjoying the history lesson. Thank you Lela.

Elfie

I've been suspicious for a loooong time, but NOW it's revealed: those who wrote the history books about ancient times didn't know at all what they were talking about!! HERE is the truth - thanks Uncle Bluebottle and Lela!!

lelabugosi

I think they would separate more than that................

Witzend

Yes, sheep's bladders would separate the men from the boys alright.

lelabugosi

Madame-of-the-temple.....I have little doubt you feel a similar affection for Greek waiters............

Church_Lady

I love Greek statues! I find them so arousing......I mean arresting.

lelabugosi

End-of-your-tether........Uncle Bluebottle informs me that there was indeed quite a large crack.....and that it was reserved for the ancient owner of the ancient restaurant in ancient Greece to park his bike.........
Also, as well, the tyres of the ancient Greek bicycles were made of sheep's bladder....therefore they were a lot bigger than we are accustomed to nowadays.......

Witzend

Is there a crack in that marble? Somewhere for the ancients to park their bikes maybe.

juneshone

see you at the sign of the Juggling Waiter tomorrow

pdevredis

Thank your uncle Bluebottle for me, please--that was most enlightening.....

lelabugosi

I have consulted the matter with a world renowned expert, uncle Bluebottle, who had this to say:-
"In ancient Greece, it was common practice to create magnificent sculptures of waiters, as they were held in high esteem......as these sculptures took many days to complete, they incorporated tree stumps into the creation, which served to keep the waiters on their feet while at the same time sitting on their backsides.....and probably asleep......."
This painting dates from 100 B.C. and would originally have stood by the door of a restaurant - it was customary to create an oil painting of these splendiferous statues, as they were often smashed to smithereens in the frequent fights erupting in Greek restaurants, whenever there was an argument over the bill......
I hope this educational offering has cleared any doubts.....

bookish

Thanks Pat. I've been waiting for someone to bring that up.

david06520

pease porridge hot
pease porridge cold

pdevredis

A painting of a sculpture--interesting concept... I'm just wondering why he has a third leg or perhaps a tree trunk growing out of his gluteus maximus.....

juneshone

once worked with a waitress who thought she could do that, it was a very messy moment when she discovered that she couldn't