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Bizarre painting: Larry Bird hangs out with Skeletor, enjoys a milkshake (pic)

Many, many thanks to With Leather for happening upon this truly bizarre painting that recently surfaced on The NBA Dribbled Out Tumblr page. In it, Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird is depicted sipping on a milkshake while enjoying the company of Skeletor, the Masters of the Universe arch-villain and sworn nemesis of the most homoerotic cartoon character in animation history, He-Man.

Since I can’t make any sense of it, here’s how the aforementioned Tumbr article characterizes the piece:

Somone uploaded this picture of a painting, which they claimed to have found in an ice cream parlor. In case you were wondering, that’s Larry Bird enjoying a milkshake while sitting with Skeletor, the arch-enemy of He-Man. Skeletor appears to be enjoying a cigarette instead of a delicious lactose treat. I love milkshakes and Larry Bird, but I also enjoy a smoke every now and then, so this picture was begging to be blogged about.

There you have it. As With Leather also astutely points out, this picture is quite perplexing and gives rise to so many questions. Here’s one: where in the hell is Evil-Lyn? She’s probably holed up in Snake Mountain, probably.

And how about He-Man, for that matter? Wouldn’t he be a more appropriate pal for Larry Bird. I’m sure he would “HAVE THE POWER!” to tell Skeletor to beat it.

I could go on making He-Man references (Teela, anyone?) but allow me to close with this: I bet Orko would be a big fan of milkshakes. At the same time, it’s not like Skeletor would have told the little guy — whatever he was — about the makeshift milkshake social. I bet He-Man would have, though. He seems like such a thoughtful chap, not to mention very, very fancy.