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   Undertoad  Thursday Sep 18 12:38 PM

9/18/2003: Dickhead plate purchased

What do you do, if there's someone you really don't like? If you're really brilliant, you invent an insult so strong that it resonates through the ages, and then use the media to get it out to the world.

I dunno if that's exactly the case here, but according to the story, this plate was created by a 16th Century potter, who included that enscription: "Ogni homo me guarda come fosse una testa de cazi" (Every man looks at me as if I were a dickhead).

And according to the story, the plate was created "presumably with an individual in mind" but the insult "is still a common term of abuse in Italy and elsewhere."

Thus Cellar's own tw, in calling Ariel Sharon a "dichead", might be using an insult created in the 1500s in Italy? Dunno.

But in any case, an Oxford museum has paid L240,000 ($400,000 or so) for the plate.

dasviper  Thursday Sep 18 02:30 PM

?sdrawkcab nettirw si noitpircsni eht yhw wonk enoyna

e unibus plurum  Thursday Sep 18 03:31 PM

Maybe life isn't always a bowl of cherries

xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 18 06:08 PM

Perfect for serving cocktail wieners.

Slight  Thursday Sep 18 08:55 PM

?cixelsid saw eh ebyam ro .daeh ruoy esu ot evah uoy esuac' "relooc" ti sekam ti dna taht .daer ot redrah ti sekam osla hcihw nobbir eht no is noitpircsni eht taht eciton .daer ot redrah ti ekam ot ylbaborp :repivsad

Torrere  Thursday Sep 18 11:32 PM

.noitpircsni eht daer ot elba eb ot renwo eht tnaw t'ndid eh spahreP .etalp ynnuF

That Guy  Friday Sep 19 03:57 AM

Originally posted by e unibus plurum
Maybe life isn't always a bowl of cherries

warch  Friday Sep 19 05:22 PM

Great Plate!
Rockin' like Arcimboldo

ThisOleMiss  Saturday Sep 20 12:03 AM

And here I was thinking a dickhead plate purchaser was one of those idiots who pay extra to get a NASCAR number on their liscence plate.

LUVBUGZ  Saturday Sep 20 12:25 AM

:p won ti teg I tub, syug uoy htiw no gniog saw kcuf eht tahw wonk t'ndid I ereht etunim a roF

richlevy  Saturday Sep 20 10:49 PM

Originally posted by Slight
?cixelsid saw eh ebyam ro
?cixelsyd naem uoy t'noD

dar512  Monday Sep 22 04:01 PM

Originally posted by warch
Great Plate!
Rockin' like Arcimboldo
Yeah. He's got a nice sense of humor.

I got a chance to go to the Louvre last year. That's how I discovered him. They had a nice collection of his and I wrote his name down.

warch  Monday Sep 22 04:42 PM

They had a nice collection
cool! Ive never seen any Arcimboldo paintings or prints in real life. Composite heads seem to have been a rage from the royal parties to the wealthy merchants. I think old dickhead is the funniest I've seen.

Lord Feff  Wednesday Sep 24 12:04 AM

this is just plain disurbing...

xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Sep 24 06:27 PM

You know, I wonder if they actually used it?

LUVBUGZ  Thursday Sep 25 10:02 PM

Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
You know, I wonder if they actually used it?
Bruce, you're not trying to say you wouldn't find enjoyment out of an aristocratic woman eating off of a dick head now are you?:p

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