Ha, ha.....What a way to start the day. (-: Brilliant Michael....(-:

The underlying meaning is lost on me Mick but I suppose it being a male only order that would make Great figure work though, you've been practicing!

Thanks Jim. Thanks Fiona. Satire satisfies me.

Made me laugh out loud😂😅😆 what a great way to start the day. Great figures!

Striking as well as fascinating and well drawn

Well, this painting sticks in my mind!

Welcome to the Stick Lodge Frank.

Excellently done. I am so pleased you are back. Love your anecdotes.

Welcome back, Michael, with your provocative paintings.

I love this painting - a group of naked men togetyer - unusual - but it works well!

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Watercolour. At my pagan Stick Lodge. The moment in the ceremony just prior to a candidate becoming a member of The Ancient and Noble Order of The Stick. To the words, 'oh great Lord Sticky above bend your bough on our worthy one.........' the candidate is distributed with his personal stick by the Stick Master who recites the words to him, 'no women, no clothes, no inclusion, no...... After Handell.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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