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I got my mind on my Monet and my Monet on my mind.

I abhor the work of Claude Monet.  I do.  The fact that his paintings monopolized the covers of art textbooks is probably why I never took an art class in college.  (Mary Washington actually had a pretty popular art history course; my friends exhorted me to take it, but I never followed their advice.)

I don’t even much like the piece you see below.  I’m running this blog post simply because I’m proud of the pun in its headline.  Again — you people really should be paying me for these jokes.

Anyway, the title of Monet’s 1881 painting below is “Ship Aground.”