The Best Painting Ever


I recently came across the greatest painting I’ve ever seen.  I don’t know who the artist is, or how the painting came to rest at an ice cream parlor, but I don’t think any of that matters.  What matters is that this painting depicts Larry Bird drinking a milkshake while sitting around with a texting, cigarette smoking Skeletor.  I don’t think I need to go on.  Just click the jump to witness the glory.

I have a tree. And a kite. They like each other.


  1. Acadia
    November 29, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    This is the best painting of all time. They should paint this on top of other paintings.

  2. Jen
    November 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I think it’s racist.

  3. stacy
    November 29, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    You should get this as a tat Acadia!

  4. Rog
    November 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Why do you hate Amurka?

  5. angie potter
    angie potterReply
    November 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Speechless with awe.

  6. Eva Halloween
    November 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    It is a travesty that this is not painted on velvet.

    • Rog
      November 30, 2012 at 12:17 am


    • alex
      December 2, 2012 at 2:59 am

      Pretty sure the original artist would be more than happy to arrange this.

  7. alex
    November 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Completely unrealistic. Like Skeletor and Larry Bird would even have anything to talk about.

    • N Jill Marsh
      N Jill MarshReply
      November 30, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Obviously they don’t have anything to talk about. That’s why Skeletor is looking uncomfortable and doing the “now that I’m looking at my phone, how soon can I make an excuse to leave? Maybe fabricate a babysitting emergency? Did I use that one on him last time? Or was that with Johnson?”

  8. Nico Toscani
    Nico ToscaniReply
    November 30, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Clearly a lost DaVinci masterpiece.

  9. Ruby
    November 30, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Okay, the message is clear, but the art itself is not impressive to me. Niether does it have any visible elements of racism. Really? Who the hell can look at this and see racism?Do we know what race Death is? Whatever!

    • Jen Li
      Jen LiReply
      November 30, 2012 at 12:57 am

      It said being on topic was not required. After all death is depicted as a busy, Newport smoking, texting “Dark person”. <das raciss. Plus. Ginger Larry is a subconscious "Wendy" enjoying a frosty milkshake. Not all white people like milkshakes. das raciss.

    • Cornmeal
      November 30, 2012 at 2:27 am

      Have you two seriously never heard of Skeletor? This makes me very sad.

  10. angie potter
    angie potterReply
    November 30, 2012 at 8:03 am

    They’re obviously doing a “strangers on a plane deal”. Skeletor takes out Johnson and Bird takes out He-man. Skeletor is going through his phone to find a pic of He-man since Bird has no clue what the dude looks like.

  11. Acadia
    November 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I am glad we can have serious conversations about art.

    • Eva Halloween
      November 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Maybe we need to have Classy Thursday.

      • Ami B.
        Ami B.Reply
        November 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        Can we wear fedoras?

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