o ladies! clearly this is a tongue-in-cheek piece. It's not hostile to women. It's not advocating sexual aggression.
Dear LW: You are playing chess wrong.
@sharilyn@twitter and that wine would be Chateau de Pourcieux, which I already adore but will never be able to pronounce.
I want to take this post out on a wine-besotted date.
As a former paintmaker, I have some quibbles! This is not strictly speaking ACCURATE - to wit:
1) Caput Mortuum means 'death's head'
2) Vermilion (Mercury Sulfide) and Lead White (Lead Oxide)are far from extinct, are still used, and I have plenty of each in my studio.
3) Smalt is super-rare and not a very strong tint, so difficult to find but not impossible. Ditto Verdgris.
3) Indian Yellow is made from dust soaked with the urine of cows which dine solely on MARIGOLDS. And the main reason it's not used much anymore is that it is not light-stable (fades over time) and it REEKS due to its compositional elements. However, I have some in both oil and watercolor formulations.
We could also add Asphaltum/Bitumen as an extinct color, its a sort-of clear-tint earth color made from petroleum by-products. It can be found but is extremely rare. Almost totally extinct now is naturally occuring ultramarine/lapis lazuli, which has been easily synthesized since the early 20th Century.