Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Blog Guy, your recent posts about political coverage have been a virtual textbook for aspiring photojournalists, what with pieces on shooting shoes, handshakes, stair-climbing and what-not. What else makes for a great photo?
You mean like suitcases?
Yep, especially journalists’ suitcases. The public has an insatiable appetite for details of what kind of luggage we travel with, as you can see from these photos from yesterday.
Just look! Festive red ones, somber black ones, hard, soft…. I personally think we’ve kind of under-played the press luggage angle for this campaign, so these shots are a welcome change.
Baggage belonging to the traveling press is laid out on the tarmac for a security sweep before loading onto Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s plane at Albuquerque Airport, October 26, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed
This doesn’t surprise me. The exact same thing happened to me at the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall, and some lounge in Las Vegas. She’s showing up all over.
Quick quiz: For which one of these occupations is it not really so good to oversleep and come in late?
c) candlestick maker
d) air traffic controller
Yeah, I’d pretty much have to go with the air traffic controller on that one. Two planes heading to a Greek isle had to circle above the Aegean Sea for more than 30 minutes, because an air traffic controller overslept.
No, I wouldn’t do that. Here is a typical Jakarta economy car, which they call Ekonomi because their dictionaries are older than ours. Do the passengers LOOK like they’re having a good time?
“Hi! Looks like we’re seatmates all the way to Tokyo!”
“You don’t mind if I fly naked, do ya Bob?
“You take the middle seat. Sometimes I have to get to the lavatory REAL fast!”
“Bob, those bloggers make me CRAZY! I’d love to get my hands on one! So what do YOU do?
That’s only the beginning. Check out this video clip . One airline is standing passengers against upright poles on top of old biplanes.
So I guess this place must be one of those gigolo bars. Sheesh, every man in here is dressed better than I am. They all have those fancy things on their shoulders like they’re colonels or something, but I bet they’re not. They even have CAPES for cripes sake, and here I am in a plain dress!
Dear Mama and Papa Bull, it’s exciting here in Pamplona! I can sure see why us bulls love the annual Running of the Tourists!
I feel a little guilty, though. Face it. If these people had any brains they wouldn’t be out jogging with huge honking bulls. Then they drink gallons of wine, just to give us even more of an edge!