So… I think these are pilings. They run along a pier, anyway. As you can tell I’m not that great with nautical stuff. Please don’t ask me to tie a fancy knot (that would get embarrassing in a hurry).

Steve Zissou: “Can you hear the Jack Whales singing?”

*distant horn sounding*

Ned Plimpton: “Beautiful. I wonder what they’re saying?”

Steve Zissou: “Well, actually that’s a sludge tanker over there…

*distant whales singing*

Steve Zissou: “There you go…”

– Bill Murray and Owen Wilson – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

Ah, yes… milk and eggs… the breakfast of champions (or a close second to Little Chocolate Doughnuts, anyway). Sadly, this is about the extent of my culinary talents… Anthony Bourdain I am not.

“…Little Chocolate Doughnuts. They taste good, and they’ve got the sugar I need to get me going in the morning. That’s why Little Chocolate Doughnuts have been on my training table since I was a kid…”

– John Belushi – Saturday Night Live

About this image: digital photograph, heavily modified


This is what happens when you set your camera directly on a large metallic landmark and frantically jab at the shutter release button.

Oops I did it again… I posted an arch…

My red vinyl’s all in the wash… Oh what a shame… Oh, baby, baby…

(wasn’t that a Britney Spears song?)

Original Gateway Arch post here…

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Maple Leaves

I guess it’s Friday – a little color should be okay today, right? Have a great weekend, everyone!

Biology Teacher: “…and it uses its own pigment molecule, chlorophyll, to carry out the action. This does not make the ribosomes happy. And poor chlorophyll is caught in the middle of this…”

Billy Madison: “Chlorophyll? More like ‘bore-ophyll’! Right? Jeez, a little bit stuffy in here, huh?”

Annoyed Female Student: “Don’t talk to me.”

Billy Madison: “And why is that?”

Annoyed Female Student: “Because you’re a loser.”

Biology Teacher: “… from these ribosomes. And chlorophyll helps the chloroplast…”

Billy Madison: “No, I will not make out with you! Did you heart that? This girl wants to make out with me in the middle of class! You got ‘chlorophyll man’ up there talkin’ about God knows what, all she’s talking about is makin’ out with me! I’m here to learn, not to make out! Go on with the chlorophyll!”

Robert  Smigel, Adam Sandler & (? Annoyed Female Student ?) – Billy Madison

About this image: digital photograph, moderatly modified

Baseball n’ Apple Pie

Here’s a photo I took in the attic of our store. And then I messed it up a bit.

Abbott: “On the Saint Louie Team we have, ah, Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third…”

Costello: “That’s what I wanna’ find out. I want you to tell me the names of the fellows on the Saint Louis team.”

Abbott: “I’m, I’m telling you, Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third…”

Costello: “You know the fellows’ names?”

Abbott: “Yes.”

Costello: “Well then who’s playing first?”

Abbott: “Yes.”

Costello: “I mean the fellow’s name on first base?”

Abbott: “Who.”

William Abbott and Lou Costello – Who’s on first?

About this image: digital image, moderately modified

No Parking

These boots were made for walking, but this ramp sure wasn’t made for parking.

Walter Sobchak: “Who’s got a f****n’ million f****n’ dollars sittin’ in the trunk of our car?”
The Dude: “Our car, Walter?”
Walter Sobchak: “And whadda they got? My dirty undies… My f*****g whites…”
Walter Sobchak: “Say, dude. Where is your car?”
Donny: “Who’s got your undies, Walter?”
Walter Sobchak: “Where’s your car, dude?”
The Dude: “You don’t know, Walter?”
Walter Sobchak: [clears throat] “It was parked in a handicapped zone, perhaps they towed it.”
The Dude: “You f*****g know its been stolen.”
Walter Sobchak: “Well, certainly that’s a possibility, Dude.”

– John Goodman, Jeff Bridges & Steve Buscemi – The Big Lebowski

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan, lightly modified

Gone To Seed

I’m really going to miss all these metal plates in the attic of our store… they made killer backgrounds. This one even looks like it’s got some abstracted cloud formation stuff going on along the bottom – and that circle at the top looks almost sun or moon-like. The rest is just details. Grassy, grassy details.

Carl: I invented my own kind of grass, too. Did you know that? Look at this. This is registered – Carl Spackler’s Bent.
Ty: I’ve felt grass like this before. I’ve played on this stuff.
Carl: This is a hybrid. This is a cross bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, featherbed bent, and northern California sinsemilla. The amazing stuff about this is that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt at night on this stuff. I’ve got pounds of this stuff…

Bill Murray and Chevy Chase – Caddyshack

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

Me: “Computer, why is my photo challenge entry so late?”

Circuit Board: *pause* “Does not compute.”

Me: “You’re no help… I should have asked a magic eight ball. Can you at least throw me some Power Ball numbers, or… ”

Circuit Board: *sticks out tongue* “Not my deal. I come from a blender.”

Me: “Blah. Why do I even keep you laying around?”

Circuit Board: “Because you are a fiend for Mojitos.”

(*Just in case anyone is curious this board came from a keyboard, not a blender.*)

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

The Highway

Here’s a photo I took doing about 60 mph (don’t worry – Annabelle was driving). It’s a bit blurry, but I kinda’ like that. Have a smokin’ weekend, everyone – more stuff Monday.

I am not your rolling wheels… I am the highway

I am not your carpet ride… I am the sky

I am not your blowing wind… I am the lightning

I am not your autumn moon… I am the night

– Audioslave – I am the Highway

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified


It’s a good thing I’m not a fisherman – it’s even hard for me to catch a fish at the supermarket. I doubt Ernie will invite me to the lake anytime soon.

Ernie: “Heeeeere fishie fishie fishie!”

*a fish flies out of the water and into the boat*

Ernie: “One… one fish.”

Bert: “Wow!”

Ernie: “Um-hm. I think I’ll call a few more. Heeeeere fishie fishie fishie!”

*another fish flies out of the water and into the boat*

Ernie: “Two fish. Shall I call a few more, Burt?”

– Ernie and Burt – Sesame Street

About this image: Digital Photograph – highly modified – replication of alternative print from faux glass plate negative