News, but not the serious kind
Are they like playing tennis in a volcano?
Johnson, you call yourself a news photographer? Just a few days ago we had that fiasco with the political shots in Germany, and now this?
What on EARTH is this photo you turned in from the Wimbledon tennis championships?
Oh. Yeah, Boss, I can explain that. There was an unexpected solar eclipse.
Johnson, they don’t have unexpected eclipses, and there wasn’t one yesterday!
Right. I was being artistic, Boss. I thought it would be real interesting to show how the match looks to somebody who is wearing a burqa. You know, one of those head-to-toe veils?
Are you out of your MIND? Why did you shoot it from so far away? Is this how it would look through a burqa if you were watching the match all the way from Dubai?
Actually I can explain that too, boss. I had to shoot from the rafters because I, um, traded my courtside press pass.
You TRADED it? For what?
Some magic beans, boss.
MAGIC BEANS? That’s it, Johnson. Get out. I’ve got nothing for you. No, wait just a minute, I DO have the PERFECT assignment for you. Have you ever heard of a G20 meeting?
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki serves to Italy’s Tathiana Garbin at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
A resident shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station in Baghdad’s Sadr City, March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
The sun is eclipsed by the moon during a stage of an annular solar eclipse in Suining, Sichuan province January 15, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer