Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's time to eliminate a photo

Get rid of one of these photos. Do it! Here's what you do:

1. Tell me which one should go.

2. Explain why.

I'll consider both votes and reasons. If we're having lots of fun with if--and what could be more fun than giving you a chance to tear down my blog?--we might not stop with one photo but just keep eliminating the rest of the photos. And then we can eliminate past posts until we end up with only a poll.

About Andy.

NOOO!!!! That won't happen.

Go.

Metal:

Flag:

Split Screen:


DUI: IS DEAD TO US ALL. Good riddance, and don't come back, *%(&!

Millipede Spiral:

26 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful, yet makes my stomach turn.

Andy D. said...

Julie - "It's hideous.... Yet.... I can't look away!"

--Seinfeld, "The Kramer"

Andy D. said...

1. vote: DUI
2. reason: Mistitled -- should be called, "****-o-rama."

No no no... That's just an easy joke. Seriously not meant to be personal. And I even had to asterisk it out because, even though it was just a joke, you know I would never take down a photo here with a cheap word like 'suck'... Even if it does create a funny cadence for a joke. So, I'm sorry.

Actually what was inspiring this was more my desire, upon seeing the set up of 'the vote,' to use the Spinal Tap line, where they are being quoted the review of their album "Rock N Roll Creation," where the review said, "Prompting the question, 'on what day did God create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day too??'"...

A.

Andy D. said...

But seriously now --

1. DUI

2. I actually like the other photos, and this one just had its own level to me of, I guess, less inspired?

A.

Andy D. said...

Now that I'm thinking about it: if you can tell me that "DUI" was taken in your former church's sanctuary, through the top-most stained glass window as reflected off the cross, aimed at a lonely, depressed patron entering a neon bar across the street, during your daughter's religion class which was taking place in the pews below, to a full house, whilst you were hanging suspended by one arm and leaning off the tallest, largest, lowest brass pipe of the pipe organ which you had scaled in your wool socks, while the organist was practicing Haydn's "Low Flying Butterfly" and the low D was vibrating the bejesus out of you and the camera, then I'm in baby, and I'll pick another photo.

But only if. I mean a photo like that, would be HAPPENIN. Otherwise, "Goodbye, DUI"...

Steven Taylor said...

I vote for DUI as well.

My reason: poor Andy D. needs a boost of self esteem after that awful shrinkage reference in that poll and since he wants it gone, well I want it gone too.

Technoprairie said...

I also vote for DUI. It just doesn't have the usual Professor Mikey genius touch that the others have.

I really like the metal one. It seems very clean and crisp. Maybe it is my neatness gene that likes it.

Andy D. said...

Steven, thanks. I think?

TP, good vote - but bad move going on to compliment him on other fronts. That was clearly not the intent of this post. Pls pay closer attention to the assignment next time.

Mike Bailey said...

Technoprairie: the only thing I had time to read in your comment was when you wrote, "the usual Professor Mikey genius." You remember that? You remember when you wrote, "the usual Professor Mikey genius"? I loved it when you wrote "the usual Professor Mikey genius." That was awesome--the time, that is, when you wrote, "the usual Professor Mikey genius."

Now THAT was a good comment. At least the part where you wrote, "the usual Professor Mikey genius."

justcurious said...

What Andy said. Really, which of these photos is not like the others? DUI. All the others have an eye-pleasing cadence to them, and even though there's a time and a place for a little visual chaos, it doesn't have your usual stamp on it. It's a little loose or unframed.

Mike Bailey said...

justcurious: Like Andy said or, more probably, like TECHNOPRAIRIE said?

I'm thinking you probably meant what Technoprairie said when she said, "the usual Professor Mikey genius."

Is what I'm thinking.

justcurious said...

Yes, okay, genius like Technoprairie said, but I was trying to take ST's route and make Andy feel better (you know, because of him being, well, you know, handicapped and all.)

Mike Bailey said...

JC: Let me say this. Technoprairie's post was fantastic. This post is even fantastic-er. Perfect, actually.

Andy D. said...

JC -- on the one hand, you are exactly correct. Let me paraphrase. "That DUI photo has all the eye-pleasing cadence and grace of a three-legged dog trying to climb a tree."

On the other hand though -- you, least of all you, would I expect out of all the readers, to jump on the "shrinkage" bandwagon. MB posts an ubergay photo of his own dang foot, in its pre-chocolate stirring moment, beside his ubergay IMAGINARY friend (who he tried to kiss late one night in real life, but that's another story...) -- but then you find the nerve to take this whole MADE UP shrinkage deal and run with it. Sigh...

Let's get back to bidness.

"That DUI thing has all the eye-pleasing cadence of a handicapped person being knocked into the pool by a wrecking ball."

"That DUI photo? No eye-pleasing cadence whatsoever. In fact, the last time I went hunting and bow-shot a large turkey through the heart as it tried to flap away? That thing had more eye-pleasing cadence as it flapped around and exploded, than that photo."

"One thing I noted about 'DUI' -- no eye-pleasing cadence. None. I once backed my RV over a shopping cart full of old machine parts, then drug it around the parking lot trying to shake it loose, alternatingly hitting the gas and trying to brake/swerve the rig to free the cart. And at that moment, the RV and I had plenty more eye-pleasing cadence than that photo ever did."

"I was talking to this blind guy. And he commented that this photo he'd been in the presence of recently -- DUI, I think? -- had no eye-pleasing cadence at all."

Let the reviews rain in, people.

Steven Taylor said...

Let's cut to the chase: I like the top one best. It is cool and I like the angle (plus you took it with that patented reach-in-behind-crap-professor-mikey-thingie you do). The DUI one is just blurry lights--any cat can do blurry lights (see) and likewise the flag (see!).

Split Screen is a nice second--I like the texture and composition.

(Actually, I think you were taking pictures of the flag first).

Steven Taylor said...

Oh, and the spiral one is just creepy.

justcurious said...

Least of all me? Oh now I feel bad. I guess that was a low bl..., I mean a hit below the belt. It was small of ME to participate in MB's shenanigans like that.

I will say that your posts are comedic, coffee-out-the-nose works of art. It is clear why Mike's phone conversations with you reduce him (as I understand it) to "a red-faced, wheezing, rolling on the floor laughing" mess. That RV story and me? Together we're like one of those clips on Youtube where the baby laughs over and over at the same gag.

shinigami-sidhe said...

Ooh, I get to disagree with people! I actually prefer DUI to metal because the former suggests lots of possibilities of things, whereas the latter just says to me "meh, pretty" moving on.

I really like the spiral one.

Andy D. said...

JC -- ok, you're back, baby! :) I must say, the "that was small of ME" line made me roar!

SS -- I just have one word: how spectacularly wrong you are.

See, one word just wouldn't cut it!

Steven Taylor said...

The spiral one is slightly out of focus.

Mike Bailey said...

s.t.--i like both your pics. i had several of the flag, including one that was wider like yours, but none turned out as nicely as that. good pic.

shinigami-sidhe said...

AD-my one word for you is "diaphanous."

Steven Taylor said...

MB: Thanks.

Now back to our show: we were promised eliminations! Where are the eliminations!?

Andy D. said...

Thank you! Wow, a new made up word intended to compliment me, I'm sure! Very nice, thank you. MB you see the respek I get here from SS??

The only problem.... Well I admit I have no idea what it means! My first reaction was, "diaphuh-who??"

But actually people give me faint, veiled compliments all the time.... Of such fine, delicate texture as to make them almost translucent or even transparent. Very very fine, the compliments.

Then again, alternatively, these same people call me vague or insubstantial. But only as a third definition, so probably not intended...

So I don't know which way is up... Either way, thank you! And Happy Valentines Day!

AD

shinigami-sidhe said...

AD-I am seconding JC on your posts being coffee out the nose works of art. In fact, the coffee comes out the nose in a translucent curtain of caffeinated hilarity.

Andy D. said...

Sheer poetry! Is a-nice!!...

: )