Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I Survived the 80s

We barely survived being irradiated by Chernobyl, and we didn't get crushed when the Berlin Wall came down.

We managed to avoid being eaten by disco-dancing zombies led by Michael Jackson and left a night light glowing to fend off Freddy Krueger.

We flew past the moon with ET, dodged boulders and Nazis with Indy, and blew up a couple of Death Stars, and didn't suffocate under Big Hair doing it all.

Yes, surviving the 80s was an accomplishment.

I Survived the 80s (with text)

I Survived the 80s (without text)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Never Meddle in the Affairs of Bards...

Never Meddle

Never Meddle in the Affairs of Bards, for thy name is Silly, and Scans with Greensleeves.

Now, on the other hand, if you want the entire world humming a pleasant little ditty about that time your pants fell down while greeting the new royalty, well, then, go right ahead and meddle...


Did You See THAT?!?

I mean, really, how could you POSSIBLY have missed seeing THAT?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tu Ne Cede Mallis

...I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist...

Yes, I have fun with words and languages.  No disrespect intended, but I actually enjoy trying to tweak Latin into something that obviously isn't Latin but is definitely funny.  For example...

Blogito Ergo Sum

...and anyone addicted to blogging should see the humor in that caption.

Julius Caesar is credited with "I Came, I Saw, I Conquered."  Well, we photographers need to stick together and make our own pronouncements:

Veni, Vidi, Video
...hey, it's better than "Carpe Dime" (that is, "I'll give you ten cents for that fish"), right...?

(Oh, stop groaning, it wasn't *that* bad...)

But recently, I had the chance to take it to a whole new level...the most "in" of in-jokes...

See, I now work for the Ludwig von Mises Insitute in Auburn, Alabama.  And the personal motto of Ludwig von Mises is a Latin phrase.
 Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito
"Do Not Give In To Evil, But Proceed Ever More Boldly Against It."

"Tu Ne Cede Malis" is a very common phrase around here.  It's on coffee cups and bumper stickers.  One guy even uses a version of it as his private email address.

...and I just couldn't resist...

Tu Ne Cede Malis

(...and you groaned at the ten cent fish...)


Friday, June 27, 2014