Shooting through a glass, darkly…

April 11, 2011

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Johnson, get your butt into my office! You call yourself a news photographer?

girlfriend 4 side 220Jeez, Boss, I thought I was doing better. What’s wrong?

I send you out to cover Formula One racing over the weekend, and you come back with shots of cars?

Look at this crap! Cars having wrecks, cars on fire, cars flying through the air…

But Boss! There was a 14-car pile-up! It was a bloodbath! Human body parts were strewn like so much shark chum around the track! What was I supposed to shoot?

You simpleton! You go to Formula One to shoot the drivers’ gorgeous girlfriends in aviator sunglasses! Nothing else!

girlfriend 3 220That’s all readers want to see, Boss? But what if they’re not wearing aviator sunglasses?

You dimwit! You take some with you and give ’em to the girlfriends before you start shooting.

Really? I have to take glasses in my camera bag?

Yes Johnson, we get boxes of cheap defective ones from the manufacturers. Do they teach you kids ANYTHING in journalism school these days?

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Combo left: Isabell Reis, girlfriend of Virgin Racing Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany, walks in the paddock before the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur, April 10, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Chong

Combo right: Vivian Sibold, girlfriend of Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, in the paddock before the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur, April 10, 2011.  REUTERS/Samsul Said

Lower left: Model Jessica Michibata, girlfriend of McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain, blows a kiss as she arrives at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Lower right: d Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, girlfriend of McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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Maybe handing out defective glasses is what causes 14 car pile ups…?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Wrecks, fires, flying cars, bloodbath? Wow to hell with aviator glasses show the carnage and give Johnson a raise!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

This explains the F1 crowds!! I never figured out why people actually pay to watch tarmac for 1 hour and something whizz by at 300km/h for a cumulative total of around 5 mins.

These pictures revealed the truth though…so – where’s the next event again?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Wait, that first racing car driving guy is named Glock? Like the pistol?
Note to other drivers, don’t make him angry on the track, even your F1 car can’t outpace a 9mm bullet.

In a related note, should Mr. Glock ever tire (pun probably intended) of the whole car racing gig, he could have a good future as an actor who stars in esionage movies. Timo Glock – superspy. His catchphrase could be ‘overtake this!’.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

And if Timo Glock does become the superspy with his catchphrase, would it be considered a Glock n spiel? Yeah, I know. A real groaner…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

First it was WAGS in footie and now WAGS in Formula 1…
Gee… how nice… NOT!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Girls…good…formula one…bad…formula to get a girl??

be really really baaddd 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Spin, this is all your fault… even fwd is rhyming now!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Shra, Spin, I guess girls have always been the source of poetic inspiration for guys. So why are you so surprised huh? 😛

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

when u put it that way, malt.. well… ok then… 😛

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive