You have 15,000 photos on your hard drive and nothing on your walls. Here are a few clever ways to display snapshots quickly and change them out often. Go ahead and hit print.
One of the very best things about Buenos Aires is the robots in the architecture. These are some photos I took while I was there because I wanted to show you guys the robots. See?
In conclusion, robots are for me.
The last of my forays into the Flickr “stupid” tag. Though, in all honesty, we could go on like this for weeks.
Diving into a pile of wet garbage.
Stretching out beneath the icicles.
Leaping over the crotch-high pole.
Getting that tattoo.
Pissing off the PTA. (The comments on this are golden.)
Skateboard on a slide.
Belly flopping into a kiddie pool.
Most of these photo stunts involve fire or bikes and, in one notable instance, both. Kids! I’m surprised any of us survived.
8. Jumping from the top of a waterfall. With shoes on?
7. Photographing an alligator from a few feet away.
6. Jumping fire on your bike.
4. Binding your pal’s hands and feet with shoelaces and then pushing him into the water. Back story is below the photo and other photos in the stream tell more.
3. Making a flame thrower for your dorm room.
2. Biking in swift currents.
1. Pouring petrol on your back and lighting it.
Tune in tomorrow for some slightly more harmless lapses in judgement.
Did I spend several hours perusing photos tagged “stupid” on Flickr? I did. And I did it for you, my friends. Here’s the payoff for all that arduous clicking while I watched Tivo.
The Top Ten Stupidest Ideas on Flickr
10. Standing over a body of freezing water on a hunk of thin ice.
9. Nude photo shoot at the base of a waterfall, over which logs frequently crash.
8. Using a wet/dry vacuum on exhaust mode to stoke a fire.
6. Playing guitar while driving.
5. Sweeping snow off an icy roof.
4. Breathing fire… in your kitchen.
3. Rigging an extension cord to float in the pool. (So halfwitted that I almost assume it’s a joke.)
2. Ignoring crossing warnings at the train tracks.
Pretty spectacular, no? And lest you think this is all the stupidity the Internet has to offer, tune in tomorrow for the “kids do the darndest things” version of this list.
Some of my photos from Blogher, unfortunately technical difficulties ate the rest. I feel better about my missing Kirtsy party photos because their photo booth photographer got so many great shots. The best stuff from other people’s albums is here in my favorites file on Flickr.
During the two hours we meeted and greeted, Heather stood in these shoes:
In fact, she’d been wearing them since noon, when we left the hotel to present. She did not whine a single time, and only whimpered once.
So the next time you find yourself wondering why you can’t pay your mortgage with your Internet Website, don’t ask yourself where you’d find ten hours a day to take photos of suburban life, balance batteries on your dog’s head, and write detailed essays about Al Roker’s nipples. Ask yourself whether you’d be willing to stand in 5 inch heels for seven hours while greeting 200 people you don’t know.
Next time I present somewhere, I’m wearing 15″ lucite stilettos. I apologize in advance if my feet bleed on you.
I spent Tuesday taking head shots for the folks at Adaptive Path. These are the portraits that won’t likely make the cut for professional head shots, but I love them nonetheless: