Get closer to the bricks, Honey, and pout a little….

February 7, 2010

Blog Guy, I have a photography question for you.

Well you know, we do have a very cool photography blog.

BRITAIN-BANK/RATES

Yeah, but I really trust your hard-hitting, reliable information. So my question is, let’s say you had a bricked-up spot where an ATM used to be, and you wanted to get a photo of it.

I’m with you so far.

atm taxi crop 240But just a photo of bricks would be boring, so would it be better to shoot it through a car window?

One window? Nah, I’d shoot it through BOTH windows as the car goes past.

Wow! That’s why you’re the Blog Guy!

Even better, you could shoot the bricked-up machine through a car with a passenger, so you’d have the two windows, a face AND the bricks!

FANTASTIC! And that would be ONE HELL OF A GREAT SHOT, RIGHT?

Uh, no, apparently not. I guess maybe I’d have some sizzling hot Victoria’s Secret models, busting out of trashy lingerie, posing by the bricks. Yeah, that might do it…

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A passenger being driven in a taxi passes a bricked-up ATM slot in the City of London February 4, 2010. Britain’s Bank of England put a hold on its unprecedented 200 billion pound asset-buying program for the first time in 11 months on Thursday, but left the door open for more so-called quantitative easing if the economy relapsed. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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I have a collection of photos of bricked up windows, and now I feel vindicated for it.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Vindicated is a pretty big word, CrowGirl. Is that like institutionalized?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Taking such a photo is odd, possibly funny. Publishing such a photo is bizarre. Commenting on such a photo…OMG, what am I doing?

Posted by strangename | Report as abusive

Another question: how is it 5:15 p.m. PST where I am and I’m looking at postings form after 9:00 pm EST. In the U.S. edition EST means Eastern Standard Time. Are you guys in the future or what?

Posted by strangename | Report as abusive

Well Strangename, I think you’ll fit in quite well here…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Soooooo…..where are the VS models then Mr. B.?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Hey!!! Been sometime since you posted cute boys… We want cute boys too!!! And yeah, bricked up ATMs are not exciting…. now what would have been exciting if the guy was cute….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Welcome on board, strangename. Kindly let us know, especially for the benefit of CrowGirl who’s just joined us in the ranks of the institutionalised, which ward has the honour of hosting you.

Tim… I just forgot what I wanted to say… nevermind.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Looks like the view out the window of the room Blog Guy keeps me in from time to time…

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

The only way to one-up this, is to get a scantily-clad bricked up door. Preferably one with large muscles. And a tan.

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

Also Strangename, we knew you were going to ask that…

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

But I like the picture.

:(

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

A new commentor? Please, nobody mention the white hat conspiracy, med-laced doughnuts, helicopters, big words, Mount Isa and, please gawd, NOT THE SHOES!

… all in all it’s just another brick in the wall.

Welcome strangename person! We are friendly and here to help you. :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Come on M… Strangename needs to be initiated after all..!!
So, you can start by giving out your real name, real age, place where you live and your ID on FB…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Shra, I don’t think strangename is stupid. Heck, even I don’t give my real name here.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Maybe strangename HAS a strangename. Like. Jim Bob McJimBob. Or Eeyore.

Hmmm…now I’m curious!

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Bob, I think strangename needs to comment,before we talk any more about him… and shame on you for calling him/her stupid!
Strangename, dont mind BG.. he just needs his meds, thats all..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Welcome, Strangename!
Beware! If you dare
To teach, E or CG
Or Shra will blame
You, and punish your slips
with liquorice whips.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Hey…I’m new :(

“Mooom! The other kids are being meeeaan!”

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

I’m hoping that Strangename knew something about this ward before entering. I’m sure he knows all about the white hats and the doughnuts, and the goofy face museum, and Shra’s eccentric habits.
Maybe not, maybe that’s just me that has lurking in the dark shadows, watching and waiting.

Posted by IamNotSomebody | Report as abusive

Sarabelle, I’ve got a spot on the bench all toasty warm for you. Here, do you like liquorice? I have extra that Shra gave to me. And there are donuts over there, the kind with sprinkles….

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Is INS someone we know? You definitely seem to know that I am eccentric… but hey! I just love shoes and cute guys, how on earth is that eccentric!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Nay, I am new, but as I mentioned in the earlier post I’ve been lurking in the shadows for a while. This is one of my daily sites to visit.

Posted by IamNotSomebody | Report as abusive

The Doctor is IN! I HAVE A FRIEND! Let’s be besties and braid each others’ hair too!

Who likes shoes? I DO! I DO!

I’ve got a feeling, that this blog’s gonna bring some good times, that this blog’s gonna bring the best times!

Ok, over the top enthusiasm, but it is what it is…

:)

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

And here I thought ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ was just a movie … you people are real!! :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Always remember: Never criticize people until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.

Because, by then, you’re a mile away, and you have their shoes!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Hang on, when did I get institutionalised ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I need new running shoes. My current shoes are the soles that try my times!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Way to go, Doc! That’ll really attract the Tom Paine fans to my blog. I’m going VIRAL!!!!!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Grand, I have another entry to my movement called “Bob bring us some shoe-and-cute-guy shots!”

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Crowgirl,
When was your first post on the blog? I think it was around then.

Posted by IamNotSomebody | Report as abusive

I want to extend the warmest of welcomes to all the new recr… inma… commentators.

I trust that by now you’re all settled in with your doughnuts and meddies, your white hats, your shoes and your bowls of soup. I think the we can begin.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

I thought I heard the sound of digging. I just thought it my brain trying to get out of my head.

That would also explain why there is dirt in my drink.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

True enough. Next time I will stick with good ‘ol reliable beer.

MMmmmmm beer.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive