Archive for the ‘photo’ Category

357 scanned photos of photobooth owner!

October 5, 2007

Aside from the first strip– which I’ll be returning– I have added all these photostrips to my personal collection. There are a total of 357 individual frames of the photobooth owner here, so enjoy! As always, I’ve also included the “abstracts,” and damaged photostrips…

And don’t miss yesterday’s giant update, with found photostrips of random Southern Illinoisians…

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HUGE photobooth strip update!

October 4, 2007

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m a big fan of photobooths and the photostrips made within them. I don’t mean those new digital things, just the old “dip and dunk” type. Earlier this year, I scanned a large portion of my personal photostrip collection, including the ubiquitous shots of the photobooth owner taken during maintenance.

Since that time, I’ve been trying to catch him somewhere to let him know that there are dozens of scans of him online, as it seems the polite thing to do. I urge you to put this policy in effect as well– if you have dozens of photos of me somewhere online, please let me know, haha.

Anyhow, I saw him a few days back, and told him about the scans. He took it much better than I might have, and promised to hook me up with a large amount of photostrips he’d amassed over the last few years. I agreed that I would only keep the damaged and owner photos, but will return the others– so if you see your photo here, there’s a good chance you can still rescue it! I hope to get the owner photos scanned within the next 12 hours, so be sure to come back and check them out as well!

Alrighty, let’s start on the photos– lots of kissing going on. The best of this set of four is the little girl in the 4th strip. Check that grin! Also, the mom barely moves, even as the baby become increasingly more crazed.

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Cloned human girls bored, turn to radio hosting

September 27, 2007

This week’s broadcast of “It’s Too Damn Early” will be followed by a special episode of “Kids Kamp,” hosted by DaveX, and DJ Mo— both of whom prefer their Photoshopping often and obvious. This should be an interesting broadcast, you won’t want to miss hearing whatever we think kids should be listening to!

Tune in online this Saturday morning, from 4-6:30 a.m. CST, for “It’s Too Damn Early’s” experimental stylings, or just drop in from 6:30-8 a.m. CST, to catch us pulling a kid’s show out of my hat!

Update: Looks like a friend of DJ Mo will be co-hosting as well! 

No broadcast this week– consolation prize inside!

September 19, 2007

Just wanted to let everyone know– there will be no “It’s Too Damn Early” this coming weekend (9/22/07) because I have to get some stuff done, and won’t be around. Don’t worry, though, I’m not planning on making a habit of it! In fact, you’ll be getting a double-dose of me the following week, when I cover “Kids Kamp” as guest host. I may even try to recruit DJ Mo, whose knowledge of oddball Julie Andrews lyrics is increasing by the minute.

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So no, it’s not the return of “Captain Syrup’s Sound Spectacular,” but I’m sure you’ll find my idea of children’s music to be rather… well, odd. I think that’s worth waiting an extra week for, don’t you?You don’t? Well then… why don’t you download one of these neglected “ITDE” broadcasts? Only one person downloaded the first, and the others have been brought in three times each– so chances are, you don’t have them yet.

“ITDE” 9/15/07

“ITDE” 6/23/07

“ITDE” 6/09/07

I like photobooths!

July 26, 2007

Ever since I was little, I have enjoyed taking my picture at photobooths, as well as seeing the photos that others have taken. Every so often, I’d find a lost photo, and add it to my informal collection of random odd photographs. After seeing the film “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain,” which featured a character who collects photobooth pictures, I started looking at these photos in a new way. I was surprised to see how frequently I could find discarded photos, given the tiniest of efforts at checking my local booths.

I’d been wanting to put these online for a while now, but was not looking forward to the repetitive scanning and re-sizing this would entail. Regardless, here they are! The first seven sets are obviously my photobooth owner, who takes these pictures while maintaining the machine. He is aware that I collect his photos, and will occasionally provide me with a particularly interesting one he has found by slipping it into the side of the machine for me to grab later on. He also has a terrific collection of photos, mainly of girls flirting with the camera– the best of these often end up under the plexiglass cover of the photobooth itself– a sort of shrine to college girls willing to fondle each other, or “kiss” the camera.

As you can see, my own collection is much less focused:

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Awesome photos– Superman Shield in the Sky!

May 26, 2007

My wife and a friend were coming home from Nashville, following their pilgrimage to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3. With her friend driving, my wife noticed a very interesting cloud formation, and took the following two pictures.

She didn’t show me the photos until this morning, after I got the camera out of the car. I uploaded them myself only a few minutes after seeing them, so I know the main two haven’t been Photoshopped. After putting them on Photobucket, I opened the originals in Photoshop, and cropped them down for easy viewing. Here are the originals, each followed by the close-up cropped version. Be sure to view these in full, they’re rather large. Enjoy! (more…)