I took these pictures way back in March.
Poor bridge. How I miss it.
This dump of photos from the backlog are from when Micky and I delivered some crates for work to this group of people forming some kind of art thing in the old grain elevator in west Ames.
It was my favorite day of work all year! The place was falling apart and covered in bird poo! It was magnificent!
I put up some pictures that were very, very clearly fake clown pictures to make fun of how stupid the clown sighting hoax is and how gullible people are who believe in such stupid things.
It was a parody! A parody of the people who take such things seriously!
It was 50% a quote from the movie HALLOWEEN. The good one, directed by John Carpenter. Not the awful one that was directed by Rob Zombie.
Another major clue, should’ve been the part about developing and printing color film images in a matter of moments. The images were very clearly poorly Photoshopped!
Here is the truth about clown sightings:
Do you wonder what goes into the psychosis of people that believe that such things are occurring despite all the evidence that leads to the contrary. Here is a pretty good theory:
The experts weighed in with explanations. David G. Myers, a professor of psychology at Hope College in Holland, Mich., attributed the epidemic of sightings to “mass hysteria” as people’s fears and feelings fed on one another. Jason D. Seacat, an associate professor of psychology at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., suggested another motive for the outbreak: a need for people to feel connected to a news event that had garnered national headlines.
“Since the event appears to be difficult to verify, the claim that one has had such an encounter is easier to make and relatively free from the risk of being called out as a fraud,” he said in an email. “So, low risk of being called out for lying and the benefit of positive attention for reporting such a claim may motivate some people to lie.”
THERE ARE NO CLOWNS OUT THERE! STOP BEING GULLIBLE!!! STOP WASTING THE TIME OF THE POLICE!!!
I mean, man, I’d probably leave the clown picture up, but then there would be somebody that would see it and say that I was lying about it because I was in on it with the clowns. That is how conspiracy theorist think. They are broken cognitively. When they see something that clearly shows that their theory is full of holes and lies, they just claim that the evidence is provided by somebody that is in on it.
Instead, enjoy a picture of a daisy:
Ahhh… All better.
SIGNS is actually one of my favorite themes for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. I am pleased to see that it lit the creative fires of several other people as well.
But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about SIGNS. You want to see the submissions. Here they are:
I should add that I’m 99% sure that this was the first submission from Corinna! I’m expecting big, big things from her in the future!
But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:
I don’t know that I need to get into a fancy definition of CHILDREN. You know one when you see them. They are little humans. They are here to replace us. Many of you have one or two or more. Nearly everybody has access to a child or two or more. However, don’t feel constrained to hold yourself to think of this as having to take a picture of CHILDREN. There are a million things that show the existence of CHILDREN in our world. From playgrounds to toys to car seats to schools. There are also CHILDREN of all ages. So be creative with the theme and as always, feel free to define it how you see fit.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION
1. The picture has to be taken the week of the theme. This isn’t a curate your pictures challenge. This is a get your butt off the couch (my personal experience) and put your camera in your hands challenge. Don’t send me a picture of you next to the Eiffel Tower, when I know you were in Iowa all week. I will point out that I have let that slide some in the past. I will not in the future. Since it is literally about the only rule.
2. Your submission needs to be emailed to email@example.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. It should be pointed out that this blog auto-publishes at 12:01 on Mondays. So it wouldn’t hurt to get your picture in earlier.
That is it, them’s the rules.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION
Nothing new to report. I’ll try to do better next week.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 GALLERY DIVISION
If you want to see all the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE images for the new cycle, they are located in a new gallery. View them by clicking on the link below:
That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a very childish Monday!