Outta the way, Kobe! I’m shooting Jack!

January 10, 2009

Blog Guy, keep those great lessons coming for us aspiring photojournalists!

A bunch of us get together to discuss your posts on things like shoes, handshakes, group shots and so on.

We were wondering if you could give us some tips on shooting basketball games. With all that action, what’s the most important shot to get?

That would be Jack Nicholson.

The actor?

Yeah, or else Kate Hudson or Leonardo DiCaprio or whatever other celebrities are at the game.

And not the athletes?

Oh, grow up! You think anybody cares about a bunch of flop-sweating tall guys when there are celebrities there looking for publicity and pretending to enjoy themselves?

No, I guess not. Wow, all this inside information you’re giving us! I feel like we should be paying you.

Yeah? What’s stopping you?

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Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Kate Hudson. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actor Jack Nicholson. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Musician Prince. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Actor Adam Sandler. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Actress Melanie Griffith. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actor David Spade. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Actor Jack Black. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Now Blogguy. I am sorry, but I don’t really look for these ‘important people’ that you are talking about.

As a matter of fact, what makes them so gosh darned beloved?

Because they are on a TV show or a movie? Because they play sports that the rest of us suck at playing?

Maybe they are important when it comes time to hand out the Oscars or the best player of the year awards, but…

No. They are NOT important to me. They are not on my gotta see list, either.

I wait for their movies to show on TV. I do NOT go theiir little games, either.

I stopped watching a long time ago. A very long time ago.

These people are not important to me. My wife is important. My daughter is important.

I will not support the outrageous payoffs to these characters by going to see some game that really doesn’t mean squat to me.

I will not pay $10 or $15 to see a movie, either.

Isn’t it enough to make you want to cry, watching these people talk to Congress on whatever they want to cry about?

I thought that people actually went to school and studied something other than acting or gym, to learn about the problems that this earth faces.

Or am I wrong here?

I hardly think so.

And the next time I hear about some basketball player or actor being called a ‘hero,’ I am going to puke.

I spent a large portion of my life in the Armed Forces, being a ‘medic’ on the battlefield to my Marines.

I never have sought the title ‘hero.’

And I HAVE seen men that you probably wouldn’t say hi to if you saw them, that have given their lives for their buddies.

And they never get the term ‘hero’ attached to their name.

So. Why don’t you stop for a minute here and think about what is being passed off for the ‘hero worshippers’ nowadays.

Yeah. It makes me want to sick up.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

Maybe the press could make charity workers the new celebrities. That way kids would aspire to help others.

Posted by Ross Bullard | Report as abusive

Tim is lame because he answers his own questions. Ross has an idea that’s great in theory, but in practice, performing charity work on a Saturday is less appealing than promiscuous sex, drinking and video games.

Posted by TM | Report as abusive

You say the most important shot is Jack Nicholson. Could that have anything to do with six of the nine photos in the post being credited to Lucy Nicholson?

Posted by MobyD | Report as abusive

Wow! I wonder the tally amount in plastic surgery is in all of these pictures?

Posted by bob | Report as abusive

I love my job, but if you unearth any evidence that I’m related to Jack Nicholson, please let me know MobyD – I’ll buy you a drink with the trust fund 😉

Seriously though, sadly Jack Nicholson is not one of my relatives.
Lucy Nicholson

Posted by Lucy Nicholson | Report as abusive