Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rhino Etiquette: Rule #1

OK. There's one in every class. That bad apple that spoils the bushel or barrel or whatever container you choose to put them in.
It seems that it is necessary to create some ground rules. However, I can only think of one, so we will begin with a ground rule:
#1. Thou Shall Not Manhandle the Rhino
Further explanation of Rule #1. Do not hang on the rhino. I'm not sure if he can bear the repeated weight load from people hanging from its tail joint. It looks sturdy you say, but he is well over 100 years old. Not to mention how disagreeable the photo is. Let's keep it tasteful.
Remember, we only want it to appear as if our head is... well you know.
Now some of you may protest that Jeff placed his hand clearly on the Rhino hind leg initially and then repeated this pose 10 years later. This is perfectly acceptable and does not conflict with Rule #1. You can place your hand(s) on the rhino. Heck, next time I see him, I'm gonna hug him for the guy who hung from his tail.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Business of Solo Travel

Business travel is hardly glamorous. It is physically and emotionally draining. The thrill of experiencing new places, people and things is quickly replaced by the issue of having to actually accomplish work (usually lots of it over long hours.) As a result you leave the office well after anything of interest have already closed. Compound that with jet lag, the confusion of not knowing where you are going, and perhaps not knowing the local language. Then once you get your bearings and can move around fairly effectively, you begin to miss your partner, family and home. Somewhere along the way, you struggle to find the reasons why you were so gung ho to go in the first place.
Which leads to the question, how do you capture your travels when you are alone and to shy to ask a stranger to take your picture?
You can take great pictures of cityscapes and natural wonders, the famous landmarks too. But how do prove you were there and didn't just download those pictures from flickr to impress your friends? The answer is simple. You take a picture of yourself with a rhino's butt.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tiny Man Below The Rhino

Here is a variation on the theme by Chelsea.