And not just because of the costumes. I have so many unanswered questions! So let’s just break it down and maybe you can help me out here. First, you’ll want to watch the video in whole:
Now, here’s what I’m wondering…
1. The servant brings an orange pointy food out on a tray for the family’s meal. Then the little girl picks a yellow apple to eat and is stopped by her father. WHAT IS THIS DISH??? WHAT ARE THEY EATING???
2. Why is the painter painting a bowl of yellow apples? What happened to the orange pointy food?
3. Why is there a mouse at the dining table? Is it a pet? Is their house infested? The hell?
4. The clock last showed 7:25 and it’s still light out when the coach leaves with the painting. So why is the woman asleep in bed? (Nice wig though.)
5. She gives a “thumbs up” to the painting, which shows apples, but not the orange dish that started the whole scene. WTF?
6. Why does the whole family of nine (10 if you count the goat) only gets one “like”? Is that class-based, since they appear less financially well-off than the previous woman (goat not withstanding)?
7. Why does the prisoner / person behind the door even get a vote? We can’t be sure this person even sees the painting.
8. You interrupted a duel, BUT WE NEVER LEARN THEIR VOTE. I feel cheated.
9. Nothing to say about the crowd except there’s a lot of unfortunate bigginses.
10. Old lady in pink really could use some bust support, but the poncy men are my everything.
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