Friday, January 22, 2010

Ten points for guessing this correctly (HINT BELOW)



Ain't this grand?

Ten points if you know what this is.

HInt: I haven't doctored the photo. Shoot, that's not true, now that I think of. But very very little. If it weren't for my stupid conscience, I could have left that statement alone. Nothing major like negatives or draining the color. I very slightly clarified it, and that's all. It looks just as I took it.

Ahhh.....now it's all clear, isn't it?

Okay, here's the original:



I put this up because Steven Taylor criticised my hint for being less hinty than it should be, but rather than responding directly to that little nugget of nonsense, I'm going instead to willfully misinterpret his comment as an accusation that I did, in fact, manipulate the photo far more than what I claimed. To which I say, "How dare you accuse me of that, Taylor!! That takes some Gaul, Frenchy!!!"

"Now that takes some Gaul, Frenchy!!!" It's just too damn bad--a crying shame--that something so funny and so creative and original to me as this joke will never strike anyone anywhere, in this time or in any other, or on this planet or on any other, as funny.

Because, whew boy, it's funny. Way funny. Because see, I made a France-inspired pun, and also got to accuse Steven Taylor of being French. That's rich stuff right there.

Steven Taylor: He may not be French, but he is quite white. Oh so very white. (There ain't no falseness in that accusation, believe me.)

Command to my readers: The person who made the hilarious "this blog is like WalMart" comment a few posts back must step forward and take credit. Receive the recognition you deserve.

22 comments:

justcurious said...

Stuffed animal giving us the hairy eyeball?

Andy D. said...

Awesome photo!

This is that meteorite that hit you right on the head last year, isn't it!!?

No, ok seriously... I think this is a negative image of a very fuzzy button on a nice little girl's sweater.

Technoprairie said...

a. a kitchen sponge or cleaning brush of some kind.

b. part of a picture you took of the Indian woman's hair that you manipulated.

c. if neither of the above, I'll guess a bee or an eye or a hand.

Steven Taylor said...

My first inclination was to say it was from your "frosting down the drain" set. However, it has the look of a bright, moving object taken in low light like fireworks.

Am I close?

And your hint sucks as a hint, btw. "I didn't really manipulate it and I sorta, kinda have a conscience"--what kind of hint is that?

Steven Taylor said...

I am perfectly at ease with my whiteness, thank you very much. However, since you comment on it so frequently, I am thinking perhaps that you find it threatening, my brother.

Another guess: bugs around a light outside at night.

No comments on the Gaul thing, btw.

formerstudent said...

Oh! Oh! I know!


It's a sparkler!!

timekeeper said...

Well, yet another indication that we are perfect for each other (Ooooh! Scary Freudian slip! I first typed we are perfect for "another"), I find the Gaul comment hysterical! But you have to really be in touch with your nerd side. And I am oh, such a nerd that saying I have a nerd "side" is misleading unless a side can be the entire structure!

But, as I'm sure professormikey is thinking, enough about me....I prefer the still shots to the video.

Mike Bailey said...

Timekeeper:

1. about you. you're quite right to like the Gaul joke. A lot.
2. The nerd part...I don't see you as nerdy at all. What does that mean about me? (Rhetorical question.)
3. You like the still shot more, eh? Why not think the both are equally perfect and mind-blowing? Isn't that the more rational option to embrace?

Steven Taylor said...

btw, I was closest to right, and yet no dap. What up with that?

Steven Taylor said...

And I am with timekeeper--I like the still (the partially manipulated one) to the video.

Mike Bailey said...

Fromerstudent is in da house!!! Welcome back! You've missed a lot of good cheer and joy around here. You should check out my end-of-year cheer fest that I brought to my peeps.

justcurious: good guess...or at least a creative one. i like the eyeball part.

Whitey: yeah, you were the closest. you get the prize. you get all the points. take 'em all, see if i care, you imperialist oppressor.

Steven Taylor said...

Winning is all that matters!

Mike Bailey said...

more words of wisdom from whitey.

Steven Taylor said...

I'm the Ghost in the Machine.

Mike Bailey said...

whitey: i gotta admit that's pretty funny. for a white guy.

Anonymous said...

Okay, professormikey, have you looked in the mirror lately? I think one should not throw white stones while living in a white tinted glass house, if you know what I mean.

And what I mean is that you are a very white, academic, nerd guy.

timekeeper said...

Wait! That last comment was me! I want to claim its insight, intelligence, and scathing wit! I am not anonymous 1, 2, or 3!!

Mike Bailey said...

But you're incredibly white, white girl. About as white as it gets. Everything. tv shows. food tastes. movies. dress. music. hobbies (cross-stitching? hello, white girl.) so no, you have no right to be calling out me as a white guy. no. i reject this. and also, you're just really pale, too.

shinigami-sidhe said...

Now don't go insulting cross-stitch! Particularly as it is a very popular form of embroidery done all over the world! (\cite{wikipedia} \cite{casual google searches to see if that actually might be true})

Mike Bailey said...

S-S: No no, I wasn't insulting it. really. And Juli's cross-stitches are nothing short of awesome. She's very very good at it. All i mean is that she's white. For good or bad.

Steven Taylor said...

All of this reminds me of that Seinfeld episode wherein Elaine thinks her boyfriend might be black and he thinks she's hispanic and yet they realize "So, we are just a couple a white people?"

Mike Bailey said...

Except in a Seinfeld episdode featuring you and I, at some point everybody would point at you and say, "Damn, that guy is the whitest man I know."

Yeah, that's what's would happen.