Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 23, 2012

Old Mrs Cranky Pants.

Okay, okay, you don’t have to remind me… no weekday postings.

But this is an EMERGENCY.

I’ve just entered this piece in the  Fix An Old Master contest at FAA.

Old Mrs Cranky Pants

A description? Where to begin?
Okay: Original title – The Milkman’s Widow, by the well known Flemish lesbian painter Theodora Frackenbush. Exactly how many Flemish lesbians Theodora got to paint is still a point of debate among art historians.
This is a piece I did for my old page on Redbubble, untouched except for the modification in the top. Mona Lisa Mouseketeer was my original title, but I was advised that for (ahem) legal reasons I’d better find an alternative. I managed to stay under the radar of the Magic Kingdom that time, but just to be safe I’ve done a rather hasty scratchover in Gimp.
If any offence is caused by the slipshod nature of the modifications, my work has not been wasted.
Vote one. Vote often.
Thank you.


  1. You always aim to please! She’s not cranky either…look she’s smiling!

    • I might have to ‘rework’ an unhappy lady and name her Young Miss Happy Pants, just to restore the balance.

  2. Greg

    What is that whoever is wearing on her head?

    Here’s one to cheer you up:

    “A New guy is at the City Stress Centre when the first email arrived:

    Dear John

    I hope you can help me. The other day, I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching TV. My car started stalling and then it broke down about a mile down the road and I had to walk back to get my husband’s help. When I got home, I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbor’s daughter!

    I am 32, my husband is 34, and the neighbor’s daughter is 19. We have been married for ten years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been having an affair for the past six months. He won’t go to counseling and I’m afraid I am a wreck and need advice urgently. Can you please help?



    Dear Sheila:

    A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine.

    Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors.

    I hope this helps.


    Well, it made me giggle.


    • John has his finger on the pulse, all right.
      As for that headgear, Ike…

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