Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


That's gotta hurt!

When you take Photography 101, one of the first rules is to look at the surroundings when you are shooting a portrait. I learned on the job when I was a small-town reporter. Once, I shot *figuratively, not literally* then Oklahoma State Senator Don Nickles in his office for a story I was doing and I didn't pay attention to this cardinal rule and he looked like he had antlers where I shot him squarely in the middle of some trophy buck on his wall. My editor called me over and said:

Gnarly mean old editor: Look at this picture.
Nubile young reporter: Yeah.
Gnarly mean old editor: What's wrong with this picture?
Nubile young reporter: Uh, I dunno.
Gnarly mean old editor: *rubbing his temples and trying to conceal the laughter* He has horns. Look. He has horns. Now, call him back, tell him what you did. Give him this picture and ask him nicely for another half-hour of his time.
Nubile young reporter: Can't I just tell him that it got messed up in processing?
Gnarly mean old editor: Nope, call him now and tell him the truth. It is a learning experience.

So, I learned the hard way. Apparently this photographer didn't learn the same lesson.


My first instinct is to think:

OWWWWWWW!!!!! My hair is on fire!!!!!!

Then, my second thought:
*grunting* Man, I need more fiber in my diet.

*shaking my head* Someone got paid to shoot this.


  • At 5:34 PM, November 14, 2006, Blogger Mo K said…

    LOL! What were they thinking?
    You'd have fun on V the K's "Caption This" site on my links.
    Once in awhile I'll play, posting a caption in comments that I think is worthy and not redundant, but mostly I'll just laff my arse off at some of the lines people come up with. The libs are frequent targets.


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