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September 28, 2009

Blog Guy, I was dazzled by your official group shot of the Obama cabinet last week. Do you have any other official group photos?

Do I ever! I’m about to publish a photo book, a collection of rare historic group shots. It’s titled, “Don’t We Have Anything Better To Do Than This?”

That’s great! So you think people like those shots?

Yes. I think folks will spend countless happy hours looking at the little-bitty heads and stiff poses. This is the stuff dreams are made of.

I’m already getting goosebumps! Were there any group shots so rare you couldn’t track them down?

Only one. The legendary 1948 Santa Fe group shot of photographers who take group shots. That’s the Holy Grail.

I think you’ll have a runaway bestseller. What’s that photo in the lower right-hand corner of your combo?

That one is a mystery. Judging from the uniforms it dates from the 19th century, but that’s all I know. I sure hope nobody holds a copyright on it, or I’ll really be screwed!

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Above: REUTERS photos; upper row middle, REUTERS/Scanpix; lower row right, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover.

Below: Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez pretends to take a picture during the family photo of the Unasur group summit in Bariloche, Argentina, August 28, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

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oooh will you get everyone who’s in it to sign it for me??

Posted by Maggie Fox | Report as abusive
 

Hey Maggie, don’t spoil your Christmas surprise….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

Hugo’s demonstrating how much bigger his head is than all those other world leaders, right?

 

Not, Fortunalee, he’s saying how much bigger his… oil reserves are

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