Monday, March 28, 2011

Uh. . .Say Cheese?

Recently, I was lamenting the fact that I don't write descriptions on the back of my photos anymore. All of the pictures I've taken in the last few years are still on my hard drive and have names like "DSCF2816.jpg" and "IMG_1868.JPG." It'd be too complicated (not to mention repetitive) to rename all of the pictures with labels like "Mikey and Me at the Zoo" and "Me Pushing Mikey into the Tiger Pen" and "Zoo Prison - Interior."

However, I'm realizing now that I may have to take on that tedious task of labeling my pictures, because of a website I was introduced to by, alert reader, Jessica. Black and WTF (WTF, of course, stands for "Why The Face?" because the people in the pictures are making funny faces, right? RIGHT??) is a website full of old black and white photos with little to no description. Some of these photographs are completely random and need explanation, yet they have none - which is kind of sad.

But FEAR NOT! I, The Former 786, being the generous and giving person that I am, will do my best do give some sort of explanation and/or caption to the following sampler platter of photographs from that site:

3D television was actually invented a lot earlier than you might think.

"Hey Boo-Boo! Get a picture of this, will ya? Cheeeeeeese!"

The Miss America Pageant: It's what's inside that counts.

"These chastity masks are sure to keep the boys away from our lips, Darlene!"

Goodbye Earl!

Guess what her favorite Simon & Garfunkel song is!

The mosquitoes get a little out of control, come summertime in Georgia.

Drama clubs are the same no matter what age you live in.

Stop me if you've heard this one, so an elephant walks into a bar. . .

Greg's worst fears had come true: his parents were coming trick-or-treating with him.

"I want to be. . .A LUMBERJACK!"

Links of sausage doubled as life preservers during The Great Depression.

"Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal!"  "Rowr?"

"Jim, I think it's time you got that growth checked out. . ."

Even though she was bedridden, Samantha was still forced to practice the piano.

Uh. . .I got nothin.

I was shocked to find out that advertisers in the 20s actually encouraged children to befriend chickens!

"Do be careful with this bicycle, Mr. Bond. It can ride on land and water."

Alfred E. Newman's oppressive aunts were a big influence on him.

"Ya, Mein Fuhrer! Meine pants are kaput und I found a kitty!

Moral of the Story: Label your photographs or someone else will.

Have a great week, faithful readers!


Zufelt said...

You're so lucky to have such attractive alert readers in your group of friends!

--jeff * said...

thank you for all of the endorphins you've helped me release while i'm here waiting for my test renders of light refractions. definitely a solid way to pass the time.

and excellent work on some of those captions. very well done.

The Former 786 said...

Zufelt, it's true. I only associate with the good-looking.

And Jeff, glad I could help. Maybe one day I'll post the full movie of District 9 on here so you can finally enjoy it. ;)

Josh Hoyt said...

This is great I think I will begin labeling my pictures..... well probably not I think it's funnier when someone else does.

Andrea said...

Nothing is cuter than a panda goalee.

C. Morris said...

How did I miss this post? So funny!!! Nice work Former 786!