Candid Camera - Rand and airbrushing Barbara


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Dragonfly, on speaking about a photo in MYWAR, posted the following photo here on a thread in the Sciabarra Corner.

A misguided poster on another forum* had mistaken this photo as having been in PAR and insinuated that it might have been adulterated. The implication of this got Barbara so riled that she went along with the mistake for a while. Then Dragonfly did what he did.

(* Actually it was Valliant in PARC - see post below.)

This was too delicious not to have its own thread in humor.

I hear them already shouting: "You see? She's a damned liar!"

BTW, here is the original picture:

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Barbara responded here, but I am quoting it below.

Dragonfly, you must know that you have committed a capital offense. Some things are too evasively, dishonestly, maliciously, contemptibly, irrationally, unjustly, meanly, fundamentally, willfully, deceitfully, and inherently evil ever to be forgiven. Begone!

I'm still laughing...

Michael

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The truth is now revealed. Diana and Penelope are right. They are practicing the virtues of pure truth, as did such saintly leaders as Iosef Jugashvili.

I loved that one. But back to work. I'm brokering a $30 million dollar deal from Nigeria.

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For the sake of exactness, the "misguided poster on another forum" was none other than James Valliant in PARC. Here is a post on another thread here on OL I made to Barbara (the thread where the photo come from) giving the correct information.

(I do hope Barbara feels better soon - see here - and I am sure her health problem is what caused her confusion.)

Barbara,

I finally found it. The quote casting doubt on the authenticity of the photo is in PARC, p. 224, not on a forum (so it is not by Weiss):

Of course, Rand never thought it was immoral for someone to love Patrecia. Branden himself reports that, at first, Rand seemed to like both Patrecia and her husband, Larry. They both seemed to be 'good Objectivists.' If the photographs in Branden's memoir are to be believed, Rand attended their wedding.

(My emphasis.)

Michael

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The plot thickens, things become tragically suboptimal.

It's starting to look like a still from a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Looks like Perigo shaved off a few pounds, though, which is a plus, and good too because from the looks of that shot one way or another he was about to score.

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Dayyymmm!

Someone was hitting the bong pretty hard before they got their

purty picture tooked. He looks like he just rolled off the Metallica tour bus.

Or, is it from Perigo's old Communist Party ID card?

But back to this disputed group photo...

Not a Tarantino film, I was jumping the gun. Possibly, though, an outake from The Hills Have Eyes (uncut).

Is that old guy Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian)?

And, how many of them did Phil have sex with?

rde

I think Phil is getting some good lovin' these days...I just hope he's taking precautions.

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"But who are the 3 people at the left?"

I don't know, but I heard that after the picture was taken someone spiked the punch and they had a blaze of a party. They Bopped all night.

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[ . . ]  who are the 3 people at the left? They seem vaguely familiar to me...

David Koresh, Jim Jones, and Marshall 'Bo' Applewhite . . .

Ka - reepy.

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Gary- I can't fully answer your question, but you might allow for the whole cross-gender thing. I'm down with it. I mean, Hsieh looks pretty manly in there, for one thing. In any event, it's all good if there's enough love in the room, right? It doesn't have to be unfortunate and suboptimal... a little incense, a little vino, good to go!

rde

Phil must be on a real bender this weekend.

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Can we please see the original original original photo?

I'd like to see what Barbara looked like at the time, and whether or not she had Objectivist Hair (total passion for the total height and volume -- was she wearing a bouffant?) . . .

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(from D P Johnson's Beehive!)

[Edit: added "total passion . . . volume"]

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I have it, but my scanner's not here... she was quite fetching, but sadly, the updo was certainly not as imposing as your monument of an example of what True Objectivist Hair<tm> is supposed to look like.

For the men, I'd imagine protocol requires some kind of slicking back action, possibly with a (modest) spitcurl.

rde

Not me- a number one guard on the clippers, good to go.

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Dragonfly,

The three people at the left are respectively: David Koresh (The Wacko from Waco), Jim Jones (of Guyana and poison Koolaid fame) and the leader of Heaven's Gate ( who offed themselves with a bunch of quarters in their pockets to play video games in the afterlife). Keep up man :-)!

Jim

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