That picture is too EXTREME!

September 9, 2009

People say to me, “Bob, where do you GET those danged bizarre photos you use?”

I comb our daily photo file, but the weirdest ones are served up to me on a silver platter, in an “Extreme Monthly” selection of shots hand-picked by some really twisted minds on our photo desk. Here are some caption snippets from their latest batch:

Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders line up in the end zone… REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

The founder of a sex toy company uses a lighter to burn a rubber dildo to show her sales staff the quality of the product… REUTERS/David Gray

Hindu devotee gets his mouth pierced…

Reverend Jesse Jackson is symbolically crowned Prince Nana Aka Essoin… REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Military…experts inspect the body of a man killed outside a nightclub… handcuffed to a fence and shot…

A horse falls on its rider during a national sports competition…

Brawn GP Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello of Brazil drives in the pit lane with his engine on fire…

Here’s the thing. Despite years of reading “Extreme Monthly,” I still don’t quite get what they consider extreme. I do see that Jesse Jackson being crowned a prince next to a topless woman is a little odd, as is a devotee being harpooned like Moby Dick.

But it seems to me the cheerleaders photo above would be “extreme” only if you’re doing basic training with the Taliban and your drill sergeant catches you with it.

And then there’s the perplexing question of how an open flame shows the quality of a sex toy. Call me an old fuddy-duddy, but I don’t even WANT to know the answer to that one!

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Posted by All Natural Extreme Complexion Soap-psoriasis Eczema | Erythrodermic Psoriasis | Report as abusive

Probably enough money spent on silicone there to purchase a linebacker.

Posted by Frugal Bastard | Report as abusive

@Fruga Bastard, you do mean the dildo, right?

Posted by M | Report as abusive

The cheerleaders aren’t cheering. They’re answering the question “Who here is being treated for an STD (raise your hand)?”

Posted by Sarcastic old curmudgeon | Report as abusive

I don’t think you’re right. Do you really believe all those cheerleaders can spell STD?

Having said that, please visit my blog often – we need as much sarcasm here as we can get.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Is there a place I can see the full selection of “extreme monthly” photos? They seem too weird to pass up.

Posted by NotAgain | Report as abusive