Thursday, August 28, 2008


All three of these morons started off behind the line, but led by the van they kept inching forward.
Again and again, until they were in danger of being hit by cars turning in front of them.
So stupid...
How long do you have to drive around here before you know that green lights go clockwise at these highway intersections, making it easy to know when it's about to be your turn.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Delete Forever?

In my spam box tonight.

Made me laugh--I don't think the Dalai Lama is alone on this.
Unless you like a having a weiner that smells like fried chicken and latte, take a pass on Britney's fellatio offers.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Blocker

Liking the band is fine, but must you stand in front of the speakers for six whole songs?
You're blocking the sound and diminishing everyone else's enjoyment.

I know you really just want all the women to see how studly and fun you are, right wine-boy?
Those are some seriously big shorts.
Any longer and they would be capris.

Friday, August 08, 2008

"Lower Than A Snake's Belly"

Don't you just love those graphic phrases from old westerns?
Compared with today's practice of just calling someone a motherfucker automatically, it's readily apparent to me that at least in the Hollywood version of their vernacular the cowboy put a little more effort into choosing his insults.
They are more lyrical, too.
A better flow...

In this house, the things that are lower than a snake's belly are support systems for said snake.
Mostly lights.
An 18" flourescent on a timer for daytime light with little heat, an incandescent bulb on a dimmer for adjustable heat, and a spotlight for the feeding tank.

Boring--no saloon fights or duels.

This was my first experience using the A300 on a tripod indoors, with it's tilting LCD screen.
It was much like my old camera in results and comfort, and while the F717's twisting body/lens joint was quicker and easier to use (you just grab the body and crank it around where you want it) the articulated screens on the A300/A350 cameras are more of a 'fingers' version that has it's advantages.
During this shoot I alternated between Live View and chimping because tilting LCDs make both methods easier.