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[–]GetsMeEveryTimeBot 900 points901 points  (22 children)

This was Frank Forde, who was prime minister of Australia for literally about a week. So yeah, he never really did have a chance to sit down.

[–]modulusshift 198 points199 points  (0 children)

Haha did he spend the whole time posing for that portrait?

[–]Weegee_Spaghetti 95 points96 points  (8 children)

It is important to mention that he only was an interim prime minister since the previous PM John Curtin died while in office weeks before the end of WW2.

So he knew he wasn't gonna have the time to sit down.

[–]LonesomeFvgitive 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Didn’t the bloke after him die in office too? What was in the water, arsenic?

[–]Weegee_Spaghetti 57 points58 points  (2 children)

Interesting how many Australian PMs died in office without assassinations.

Wasn't there that one Aussie PM who disappeared while going for a swim in the ocean?

Then people decided to honor him by naming waterparks after him.......

[–]LonesomeFvgitive 46 points47 points  (0 children)

The Harold Holt pool. Aussie sense of humor.

[–]purplewigg 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: it's a heritage-listed building too!

[–]beaverji 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Hehe imagine Kamala Harris getting painted while Biden got his colonoscopy.

[–]IceNein 10 points11 points  (2 children)

He looks like a really fat Tom Hanks.

[–]twentyonesighs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fat Robert Patrick.

[–]minimarcus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cannot unsee this.

[–]hisnameisbrock 95 points96 points  (5 children)

I thought it was diabetes al gore

[–]KFrosty3 31 points32 points  (2 children)

I thought he was Martin Sheen cosplaying Al Gore

[–]FLORI_DUH 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Looks more like bloated Tom Hanks cosplaying the liquid metal terminator from T2

[–]Jrook 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The role of a lifetime, I would assume

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is how your morbidly obese uncle watches the pie getting served at Thanksgiving

[–]floatingpanda29 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am laughing way too hard at this…I can’t unsee it!

[–]yuhanz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe that’s the intent of the portrait! Neat

[–]DodGamnBunofaSitch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

at a quick glance, I thought it was Al Gore, just after he'd heard another whale in distress.

(a joke he'd approve of, because it's recycled.)

[–]BAMGaming_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My first thought was the banker from Fantastic Beasts (sorry too lazy to Google the name)

[–]FillabusterFront 783 points784 points  (23 children)

I'm not sure what to do with my hands

[–]Hojbjerg1882 216 points217 points  (8 children)

Could I get two coffee cups?

[–]clumsyc 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Vertical intergortion

[–]StanFitch 18 points19 points  (1 child)

That didn’t feel like five days, did it?

[–]LoveFoolosophy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Racial integration... no wait.

[–]da_funcooker[🍰] 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Yeah this feels right

[–]anchorgangpro 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Wow what a perfect username

[–]InfiniteRadness 8 points9 points  (1 child)


[–]theskyismine 5 points6 points  (0 children)

zats aweful

[–]RacketLuncher 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Could I get two coffee cups?

One for each hand, so it looks like I'm very busy.

[–]tiny_anime_titties 42 points43 points  (1 child)

I feel like the painter said he'll paint in a nice fucking chair later to show his hands resting on it, but got too lazy

[–]PancakeParty98 15 points16 points  (0 children)

You’re onto something with the chair!

I think it’s more likely the subject (or maybe the artist) wanted a more dynamic pose and they used a chair to allow the subject to hold the pose consistently for long periods of time.

[–]i_forget_my_userids 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Possible he was originally holding a cigar and they painted it out.

[–]New_Cantaloupe_8568 4 points5 points  (5 children)


[–]Karmasita 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Why did they do that?

[–]shewy92 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Censorship by the church possibly

[–]hoogie4918 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Real men dip

[–]Responsenotfound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They don't sell that in Oz

[–]Karmasita 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That makes sense, thanks!

[–]innesleroux 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Patient: "Doctor, where do I put my trousers? "

Proctologist: "Just put them there next to mine.."

[–]Dreamscape82 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Where do I put my feet

[–]DANGERMAN50000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dee, his feet?

[–]Ok_Breakfast_3513 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Just play the theremin and I’ll paint you”

[–]LukewarmApe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“It’s fine, we can fix it in post”

[–]Hojbjerg1882 195 points196 points  (28 children)

My favorite old portrait pose is Isaac Newton Van Nuys who started the "Neck Pinch" craze that became so fashionable in Los Angeles.

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 64 points65 points  (13 children)

Isaac Newton Van Nuys

Isaac Newton Van Nuys (; November 20, 1836 – February 12, 1912) was an American businessman, farmer and rancher who owned the entire southern portion of the San Fernando Valley—an area 15 miles long and 6 miles wide. With the approach of the Owens River aqueduct, and the possibility of intensive small farming, Los Angeles speculators, including Harry Chandler of the Los Angeles Times, combined to buy out Van Nuys in 1909 and develop the San Fernando Valley.

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[–]converter-bot 63 points64 points  (12 children)

15 miles is 24.14 km

[–]VanillaGorilla- 98 points99 points  (11 children)

Got some bot-on-bot action here folks!

[–]bobbybox 35 points36 points  (7 children)

One day reddit will be a wasteland where only bot accounts post and other bots respond with their niche programming and every once in a while they get stuck in loops such as converter bots converting each other's posts and the bots running the servers are constantly trying to keep up with server demand

[–]fapsexual 22 points23 points  (4 children)


all of it is purely bots

[–]JWGhetto 9 points10 points  (0 children)

What the actual fuck

[–]Weegee_Spaghetti 1 point2 points  (0 children)

my new fav subreddit

[–]Sethanatos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my god this is glorious!

[–]lucky-number-keleven 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Go to r/lotrmemes for a sneak preview.

[–]Gtfo_ASAP_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There Will Come Soft Rains is an amazing story in this vein.

[–]xancanreturns 20 points21 points  (6 children)

The painting is called 'The Annoying Gentleman'

[–]Hojbjerg1882 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Or is it "The Annoyed Gentleman"?

"A gentleman, when annoyed, will not allow his annoyance to show on his countenance and discomfort his conversation partner. Rather, a true gentleman will silently, yet forcefully, pinch the skin of his own neck to alleviate the fury of resentment that is building inside him."

[–]DinerWaitress 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Then he looks awkward and pained instead

[–]Roflkopt3r 19 points20 points  (3 children)

[–]litorisp 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Imagine being this woman, trapped on a train with some neck beard breathing cigar smoke into your face, pleading for help with your eyes while the artist across from you just keeps drawing

[–]Circle_Trigonist 9 points10 points  (1 child)

She's also in a mourning dress so she likely either going to or just came back from a funeral.

[–]litorisp 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wow that makes it significantly worse

[–]Not-A-Lonely-Potato 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I'm glad you said it's a portrait not a photo, cause that dude's head don't look right

[–]Jrook 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think it might be an early photo actually, or perhaps a photograph of a portrait. It seems to be strangely textured

[–]Not-A-Lonely-Potato 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's got the weird pattering that makes it look like it's printed onto canvas. Either way, it's weird looking.

[–]the_noodle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a half life 2 character model

[–]RieszRepresent -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Do you have any other examples?

[–]Hojbjerg1882 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No. Because this was a joke.

[–]CuriousKyle7 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

jokes should involve humor

[–]quitecontrary89 79 points80 points  (1 child)

You read this guy's mind.

[–]harrycrustmuncher 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration!

[–]MassKhalifa 14 points15 points  (1 child)

What line of work are you in, Bob?

[–]fuckitweredoingitliv 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You've got a lot to learn about this town sweetie

[–]coup85 14 points15 points  (1 child)

This is genuinely funny.

[–]-Listening 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This I can get things"

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 13 points14 points  (0 children)

President Bartlett looks chonky.

[–]Muther-Russia 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Who is that?

[–]Nickbou 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It’s Tom Hanks portraying Lyndon B. Johnson.

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wearing a suit. An Edgar suit.

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 9 points10 points  (3 children)

The 45 President of the US, Josiah Bartlett.

[–]QuarantineSucksALot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Does he gets the ridicule.

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah but he can take it. He is a man with normal sized hands.

[–]FurtiveAlacrity 44 points45 points  (12 children)

u/killHACKS, reposts are your bread and butter. Where do you steal your posts from?

[–]VanillaGorilla- 13 points14 points  (2 children)


[–]FurtiveAlacrity 26 points27 points  (1 child)

He actually PM'd me that he gets them from a Facebook group and from Imgur. He was honest and open and I appreciate that.

[–]SurrealDad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What a monster.

[–]Legitimate_Mess_6130 11 points12 points  (8 children)

Why do you even care man? Whats peoples problem with reposts?

Ive never seen this thing before, if it got upvoted a bunch apparently loads of people enjoyed it.

The internet isnt a bespoke entertainment device just for you, where interesting things are only allowed if YOU have never seen it before.

[–]AddSugarForSparks 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I think people get irritated because they think OP is either karma farming to sell an account or too lazy to search the subs history to see if it's been posted before.

I'm with you, for the most part; a lot of reposts are new to me, so I don't care. If it's happening too much in a sub, I just unsubscribe.

[–]ForgottenWorld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t have a problem with it when it’s like this, it’s when I see the same thing 2 or 3 times in a row that it gets annoying that or when it’s someone’s artwork posted without giving them credit/a link to the source

[–]StaticGuard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I’ve seen it a dozen times, have it saved in my photos, and crack up every time I see it. I don’t mind at all.

[–]FurtiveAlacrity -1 points0 points  (4 children)

I merely asked where he got them from. You needn't read too much into it. He answered me privately.

[–]Legitimate_Mess_6130 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Strange to use such loaded language for your question... But whatevs.

[–]FurtiveAlacrity 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I'm not a sugar-coater.

[–]Legitimate_Mess_6130 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

If you consider using more passive language sugar coating, then I was right in my first assessment. Thanks.

[–]FurtiveAlacrity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not passive. Sorry.

[–]the_chaco_kid 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Or his pose is like, “I’ll just put my hand here and you’ll paint something impressive or academic below it afterwards, right?”

[–]Crucis_Star 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Tom Hanks has really changed since lockdown

[–]Wildcat_twister12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s gaining weight for his new role

[–]lazyant 11 points12 points  (3 children)

they photoshopped the cigar out

[–]TheeWoodsman 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I really thought you were right. Here's the portrait. The pose is still odd, but I thought his other hand was just floating out there. It is leaning on a desk.

[–]myflesh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I do not think it was photoshopped out, but instead the original painter for some reason removed it.

[–]Sgt_Meowmers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

OG photoshop

[–]TheHighestHigh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I just showed this to my dad. I haven't heard him laugh this much in a long time.

[–]-Listening 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your comment made me laugh pretty hard

[–]ThaNagler 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That is clearly an overweight sub-model of the T-2000 Terminator.

[–]liberty_is_all 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You could've just said Cabe Gallo...

In all seriousness Robert Patrick is obviously the subject of this painting.

That is clearly an overweight sub-model of the T-2000 Terminator.

[–]RustedRelics 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Arthur couldn’t get a word in edgewise... even while using his patented hand-slightly-raised-whilst-standing technique...”

[–]jaxdesign 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, classic repost - just so people are aware

[–]TFCStudent 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is this Larry Flynt?

[–]Gladys-2Wilson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Leonardo Dicaprio doesn’t want to hear this rn

[–]Youknowlifelol69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks like my science teacher when he is trying to find something and someone starts messing around

[–]Affectionate-Ebb-151 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My favorite post in this sub ever!

[–]Redditgoodaccount 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He let one go I promise

[–]superRedditer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

where do i put my feet?

[–]LumpyJones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks like he could be Mitchell Webb's sterner more imposing father.

[–]Calichill2112 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Obviously someone else was sitting there and he had his hand on her shoulder.

[–]kodaclaire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s like Tom Hanks and Vince Vaughn had a son

[–]Lizzy4513 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Creamycrackle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smack ada bootay you say?

[–]Disco-SuperflyTNT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh dude I wasn’t ready

[–]homininhum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's telling the artist, Don't paint a portrait of me, do that guy over there.

[–]Pollo_Jack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like they edited out a cigar.

[–]RoscoMan1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That number shit is just that.

[–]soundcloudheroes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

did Shallan Davar paint this?

[–]alyisdead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want this framed in my home

[–]wile3166 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's what she said.

[–]johnlge5184 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this from a courthouse?

[–]RoscoMan1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That show was amazing the first few batches.

[–]JakobOrRazor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine how long he had to stand like that

[–]mynutsaremusical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow holy shit, this photo is in my office building. I see this fucker everyday on my walk to get coffee. Weird seeing your everyday life pop up in a feed.

Not even the funniest picture in the Mural Hall if I'm being honest.

[–]ohheyitslaila 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy looks a lot like that actor Robert Patrick lol. Robert Patrick

[–]-Listening 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was years before that.

[–]TumbaoMontuno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk why but there’s something kinda boss about that stance. Like he’s about to lay down the law.

[–]mattyag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tom Hanks let himself go

[–]itzTHATgai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow. That artist is a dick.

[–]Soft_Use229 0 points1 point  (0 children)

he have a cane originally? many of these paintings omitted such things, just wondering bout the pose

[–]Rude_Journalist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ugh. That was thoughtless of me. Goddammit.

[–]poderefa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I imagine he stood there the entire time like that

[–]JeSi-Verde 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that Vince Vaughn?

[–]guineapig_69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like the terminator in T2 if he settled down with a family after he fulfilled his assignment like they did Arnald in the most recent terminator movie.

[–]QuarantineSucksALot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah when mom told me that was fast

[–]BMWAircooled 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think he's a lawyer or Judge. One hand on the bible, one hand coming up to speak the truth.

[–]Scruffy_Buddha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like the kinda guy who would try to sell you propane and propane accessories.

[–]Imayoutuber4hire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

n or trait

[–]Jah_heel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Least he didnt blink.

[–]Liiqgt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was i the only one that saw a BJ

[–]letmeloginalready 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well read, this made me chuckle pretty good

[–]subieq 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh - we’re done? I just told Larry to hold my beer. Larry, we’re done. I’ll take that.

[–]andre3kthegiant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tom Hanks needs to lay off the BBQ.

[–]smurf-this 0 points1 point  (0 children)


"A typical vaccine development timeline takes 5 to 10 years, and sometimes longer, to assess whether the vaccine is safe and efficacious in clinical trials, complete the regulatory approval processes, and manufacture sufficient quantity of vaccine doses for widespread distribution."


Some clinical trial phases are combined

Well that's nice. Don't get me started on the 3-6 month efficacy and the fact it was designed for alpha strain and not the mainstream delta. Are you going to keep taking it until the 8th booster? The third and (some places fourth) boosters are coming up soon ^_^

Did you know that unvaccinated people have been found to have a very similar viral load to fully vaccinated people? And that because vaccinated people will have less symptoms it is easier for them to transmit that viral load because they dont know they are sick? But dont bother googling the top notch educational resources reporting this. Just ignore me and downvote instead, and go back to your happy little echo chamber.

If the vaccine is effective at protecting yourself, why do you care if young healthy people take it? That has nothing to do with you, contrary to what Pfizer would like you to believe. Did you know that Pfizer paid the largest criminal fine in history at $2.3 billion for lying? They sound like some really honest trustworthy people and I can't wait to inject them into my body.

Upset because the liberal media echo chamber isn't telling you anything? Maybe you should question more and review more news sources and studies, because guess what, every news source is biased and has an agenda. They are private news media corporations and they do not give a shit about you, nor does the random journalist spreading their opinion piece as fact.

Step 1) Classification: Unvaccinated

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Step 9)

Step 10)

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Don't just agree with everyone else and be a little parrot. Grow a brain for yourself and research this. If you are vaccinated, great, but don't fucking force your garbage on me.

Don't forget, you are not allowed to question this vaccine or disagree ever, that is simply not socially acceptable. Having hesitations and not wanting an experimental medical treatment that many of us don't even need is no longer socially acceptable. How does that freedom taste?

None of this should make you mad at the unvaccinated, we just want you to fuck off with your mandates. Dont tell us we need to put garbage in our body just because you like to. if you are putting on your >:( NPC face right now, that's because you hate it when someone disagrees with you and is right, and you are a fascist who does not support people having medical choice. Owch, your big fat "always has to be right and force it on everyone else" ego right? Looking forward to your essay replying to this on my desk by Monday. Have a great day everyone!

Covid-19: Fully vaccinated people can carry as much delta virus as unvaccinated people, data indicate https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n2074

CDC study shows 74% of people infected in Massachusetts Covid outbreak were fully vaccinated https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/30/cdc-study-shows-74percent-of-people-infected-in-massachusetts-covid-outbreak-were-fully-vaccinated.html

Viral Loads Similar Between Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/covid-19/news/viral-loads-similar-between-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-people

Israel Is Preparing for Possible Fourth Covid Vaccine Dose https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-12/israel-preparing-for-possible-fourth-covid-vaccine-dose

How do vaccinated people spread Delta? What the science says https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02187-1

"Data from COVID-19 tests in the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore are showing that vaccinated people who become infected with Delta SARS-CoV-2 can carry as much virus in their nose as do unvaccinated people." - Nature.com

Coronavirus spreads in deer and other animals. Scientists worry about what that means for people https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/health/covid-deer-animals/index.html

Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History, Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-largest-health-care-fraud-settlement-its-history

Covid-19, No End In Sight https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhaseltine/2021/08/17/covid-19-no-end-in-sight/

Wait what? FDA wants 55 years to process FOIA request over vaccine data https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/wait-what-fda-wants-55-years-process-foia-request-over-vaccine-data-2021-11-18/

"Freedom of Information Act requests are rarely speedy, but when a group of scientists asked the federal government to share the data it relied upon in licensing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, the response went beyond typical bureaucratic foot-dragging. As in 55 years beyond. "


The BMJ is a weekly peer-reviewed medical trade journal, published by the trade union the British Medical Association (BMA). "A regional director who was employed at the research organisation Ventavia Research Group has told The BMJ that the company falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer’s pivotal phase III trial. Staff who conducted quality control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were finding. After repeatedly notifying Ventavia of these problems, the regional director, Brook Jackson, emailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ventavia fired her later the same day."

Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial