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Friday Photography Blog #17. 2008 First Edition.

by LEP Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:45:44 AM EST

Greetings to all. This is the first photo blog of 2008 so again I again wish everyone a happy new year.
Since it's the time of year when only the young and hearty among us (I refer specifically to In Wales) are outdoors taking photos, and most of us are shooting indoors I thought we could do photos of people, without naming names of course for legal reasons. <snark>
I'll start with a photo of my son Raphael (rafi77630) and his godson, Hector who both also would like to wish you a happy new year:

They both apologize for being in a rather wasted condition. This was shot early Christmas morning and they were both out late drinking on Christmas eve. By the way, Hector asked me about him registering to become a member of  ET. He has a few comments he would like to make about interest rates!

So everyone, le's get back in practice and post away!


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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:47:19 AM EST


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:52:06 AM EST
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estHer with the genius imagination!

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 02:58:39 PM EST
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Let me see, I must have some pictures of people around here somewhere.

Ah yes, we'll always have Paris:


by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 04:56:30 AM EST
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That's funny. I was just looking at my photo of Sam for possible posting.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:06:45 AM EST
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That guy in the back looks like my lost twin, or something.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:09:20 AM EST
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I thought the same thing.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:20:52 AM EST
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Paris again:

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 04:59:10 AM EST
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Ah, what a wondrous gift he gie us-

to see ourselves as others see us.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 07:57:45 AM EST
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A Person

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:00:37 AM EST
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A 28mm lens isn't ideal for that sort of portrait - I'm reasonably certain your hands aren't bigger than your head in reality!
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:06:01 AM EST
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Great portraits of LEP, Sam and Geezer.

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by Loefing on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 11:40:41 AM EST
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Berthillon's in Paris:


by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:04:00 AM EST
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The two gentlemen at the end were having a distracting conversation about integrals over a surface for some reason or the other.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:05:44 AM EST
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It takes a mathematician to get distracted by eavesdropping a conversation about surface integrals :-)

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:08:36 AM EST
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Two mathematicians is worse, because then they're both distracted.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:13:10 AM EST
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Then you can just politely ask to join the conversation :-)

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:47:16 AM EST
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No...we just ended up distracting them when they started to get an inkling that the 2 weirdoes at the window table might understand what they were talking about...and probably began to wonder why there were possibly 2 other people in an icecream cafe who understood what they were arguing over. Quite funny really...sort of Gary Larsonish...

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 07:43:13 AM EST
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My grandfather (94 this year!)


McD's at Alexanderplatz, Berlin (note the unhappy patron, not liking the shot)


Antics at the Neuesee, Berlin (at the Biergarten)


Biergarten (Tiergarten, Berlin)


Kids at play, Berlin


Fußball


More Fußball


Bahnhof in Berlin


First leather jacket, Berlin Fleamarkt


What do you think dad?


Cappuccino on the sidewalk in Berlin


Goth chick on the St. Charles Bridge, Prague (check out the 'gom jabbar' type finger death weapon!)

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:16:55 AM EST
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Your grandfather is very impressive. Does he get around well?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:25:51 AM EST
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Like a billy-goat!

Not really like a billy-goat, but yes, he can get around pretty good esp. with the help of a cane for longer distances.

He still has his license and a better driving record then either of his grandsons!

He still cooks all his own meals and does all the housework except deep-cleaning (once every other week a cleaning person comes).

Still reads the Times everyday and 4 or 5 weekly magazines (New Yorker, Harpers, etc.).

I always say: "If I'm a tenth the man he is at his age, I'll be very happy".

Thanks for noticing his strength of character...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 12:40:00 PM EST
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:23:06 AM EST
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Christmas Eve.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:31:17 AM EST
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I think they're running off with the contents of your wallet.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 06:18:29 AM EST
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Hector looks like he can hold his liquor. Sign him up!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 07:15:16 AM EST
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cat's cradle

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 07:50:13 AM EST
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Concentration!

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 07:56:39 AM EST
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BTW, did you ever get used to that G9?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 07:58:03 AM EST
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Yeah. The only problem was a nut loose behind the viewfinder.
Me.
The interface is OK- could be better-- and the focus is a bit lethargic. All easily compensated for, once you learn the system. But the lens is just superb.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 12:42:04 PM EST
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As promised, this morning's breakfast TV appearance. It was too complicated to get it wired up, but the director was pleased to have what is known in the trade as a 'bit of business'.

Thank you for your support. I shall wear it always.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:21:12 PM EST
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For those who don't know what that was all about...

Sven Triloqvist:

I'll probably be on Finnish Breakfast TV later this week in celebration of a noted rock star's 60th birthday. It's not my choice, but I must return a favour.

I thought first I would present him with a chocolate cake with a light bulb sticking in it. I'd say there's not enough room for that many candles, but it's a 60 watt bulb - and then switching the lamp on say, 'anyway, it was a good idea'. Of course I have to get this past the electrician's union.

But then I thought I don't support incandescent lamps - so should I stick in a flourescent and say 'I know it's only 11 watts, but it's equivalent to 60.'

I know, I know - I live a futile life...

But which should I do? The neat joke or the progressive joke? I mean, with the latter, I might get a follow up question about energy.

Or....I could do both. Start with the 60 watt, then pull it out and switch it for the 11 watt to make a point. Hmmm



We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:51:39 PM EST
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Thanks ;-)

I'd post the video except only 2 people would have the obscure language skills to understand what the tintorella di luna we are talking about, and my RW name appears on screen.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:58:43 PM EST
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Ellie in the moving truck going across Oklahoma

Mike in Paris

Old fashioned Motorcycle getting ready for trip into Sierra Nevada mountains.

Hello to all.  Off to Nevada next week to work on the Edwards campaign.  I can't believe he's trailing the two status quo politicians in the Democratic party, but what the hell can you do except go try?

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson

by NearlyNormal on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:50:22 PM EST
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My grandson at his second birthday party, Nov 2007.


My father (in the dress) and his two brothers near their tent home, about 1920.  Their father was working in the Northern Louisiana/East Texas oil fields; he would die of pneumonia the next year and leave my pregnant grandmother to take care of four children. Their baby sister had already passed away at 1 year of age.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 04:00:22 PM EST
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Those were "hard time" years. I hope we're not heading back there.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 04:08:11 PM EST
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Indeed.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:41:04 PM EST
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The woman in my life has some seriously attractive nieces.  Here they are getting into a festive mood at our Christmas dinner.




"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 05:01:24 PM EST
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Watch yourself techno, women can become jealous over the least little things!

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:43:30 PM EST
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As long as he's told her "when they grow up they'll be nearly as attractive as you" he might survive the weekend.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:57:58 PM EST
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Ha ha, right!

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 09:58:30 PM EST
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They look grown up enough to me.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 02:54:18 AM EST
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I was assuming that they are younger than their aunt, last thing he wants to do is suggest they're already competition, that wouldnt be good for life expectancy.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 03:11:35 AM EST
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I suppose auntie might be jealous of her nieces, but as a practical matter, one is happily married to her high school sweetheart and the other lives over a 1000 miles away.  The other factor is that in her family, this is just how women look so there is nothing to get jealous over.  In fact, auntie just DOTES on her nieces so jealousy is probably the last thing on her mind.  So I seriously doubt that my life expectancy is in any jeopardy over this.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"
by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 08:28:13 AM EST
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A colleague nurses his pint at the Xmas do.

Another colleague gets competitive at the Xmas do quiz.

A child reaching for a balloon at the Mardi Gras this summer.  A cluttered shot really.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 12:52:09 PM EST
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photos as usual

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:48:05 AM EST
Grizzly...my wonder horse...photos taken last weekend...




We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

by Sam on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:15:58 AM EST
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:28:55 AM EST
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Abandoned House along the Paseo de Montejo.  This photo was taken with 35mm Kodak chromgenic (b&w dye film processed using Kodak's C-41 process) and then processed in photoshop as a tritone overprint.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 11:05:31 AM EST
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Sorry, that is "chromogenic.")

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 11:06:42 AM EST
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Wow. Lovely tonal range- platinum-like.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 12:45:02 PM EST
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T400CN?

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 12:49:27 PM EST
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Exactly.  Nice film.  I also use Ilford XP2 Super and actually prefer it.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 02:42:45 PM EST
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Merida is an amazing place for black and white photography.  Known as the "white city", probably because of the color of most buildings, it is very different from the rest of Mexico that loves bright primary colors.  The surface textures are a photographer's dream with all old buidings having an underlying structure of limestone rock.


Another old abandoned house, central Merida. Kodak chromogenic b&w. Converted to duotone.


Gate to the central city.  I know of several of these old "gates" on main routes to the central plaza.  Not sure how old they are.  Several roads entering the State of Yucatan also have "gates".  Maybe signifying Yucatan's isolation/separation from the rest of the country.


Passageway near the old house above.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 11:20:15 AM EST
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Abandoned apartments or houses along the Paseo de Montejo. I believe these have been torn down now.  A pity because this old architecture was interesting.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 11:24:05 AM EST
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photo exhibition at the Hotel de Ville. At great personal risk to myself, so that you all could share the experience with me I took many photos. The legality of that was questionable.Here's several of the earlier photos from almost 100 years ago.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 01:46:30 PM EST
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The end of World War 1?



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:45:48 PM EST
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That was the 1919 July 14th. Which, indeed, was used to celebrate the end of the war. (I was there too !)

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 07:48:34 PM EST
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Linca means he was with me at the photo exhibition. He was NOT at the celebration in 1919.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:00:17 PM EST
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Glad you cleared that up. ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:59:53 PM EST
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P.S. I'll post my shots of the photos from the 30's, 40,s and 50's in next week's photo blog. The one's made during the Petain years and the Nazi occupation are quite informative.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 06:39:47 AM EST
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Are you talking about the German soldier who took to photograph bathing parisian women ? The "leg man" as you were referring to him ?

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 06:59:52 AM EST
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No. Unfortunately, I didn't get those. (They would be nice for my private collection.) I did get some of the billboard propaganda from Petain's government, and the obvious Nazi takeover of Paris with the prominence of the swatstica.


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 07:33:41 AM EST
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choir loft stair:

it's still winter: courtyard gate: [ with a bit of barrel distortion]


click image to enlarge

creek:


click image to enlarge

by town on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 02:01:00 PM EST
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Almost forgot this one!

Kodak 35mm chromogenic b&w scanned and converted to tritone in photoshop.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 02:51:58 PM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:55:09 AM EST

Adrian, in the Cinque terre, Liguria, Italy

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 08:13:42 AM EST
Fantastic stuff. I don't have access to my photos so I will post later!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 09:22:06 AM EST
"Jacob Freeze" planned to post a photograph today, in response to LEP's kind invitation, but permission was denied.

Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.
by FPS Doug on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 10:24:34 AM EST
[ET Moderation Technology™] I have asked you before and you didn't reply. You can only have one account. Which one would you like it to be?

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 10:29:41 AM EST
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Lately Doug and Jakie are peacefully co-existing, and now you want me to start a war? "One of you must die!" Forget it!

Power to all entities, real and unreal!

Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.

by FPS Doug on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 07:21:16 PM EST
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The typical blog is so prejudiced against sock puppets that no one even bothers to ask what might have been the original complaint against these harmless and usually beneficent entities.

If a more natural evolution of the blog population were allowed, we would probably see the average number of sock puppets per human user gradually increase, as one army of sock puppets troll-rated solitary human users into oblivion. Then a final battle between the last remaining armies would play itself out across the blog, and the last puppeteer left standing would inherit everything.

Who can deny that sock-puppet survival of the fittest would produce a fitter blog than simply leaving it all forever under the control of whoever happens to own the Scoop software?

Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.

by FPS Doug on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 04:14:07 AM EST
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Listen SOCK PUPPET. Would you please post one of your master's photos and stop bullshitting us; even if you have to give us "The Finger."

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 10:10:42 AM EST
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Just post as Doug and put the tag 'from the albums of Jacob Freeze' ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 01:01:09 PM EST
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