Random Pictures.

I’ve got a pretty groovy phone (the Sony Ericsson S700i), and among its many features is a 1.3 megapixel digital camera. Of course I’m a shutterbug and already have a digital camera as well as a nice film camera, but how great is having a digital camera always in your pocket? Well not too great apparently, because the images don’t take that well, though with tehcnological advances continuing I have no doubt they’ll soon approach the 2 MPx mark (which is what my crappy digital camera is anyway) which will be a good thing.

I digress however. The point is that I was going to write a whole blog making fun of something I saw in the store today, but I realized I had taken pictures of tons of cool stuff that I should show everyone. But first, let me talk about the original idea, Dortio’s new product: Latinos. I’d just like you to take a moment and think about the protests which would occur should Dorito make the mistake of marketing this item somewhere where people of Latin descent actually live. It’s OK in Britain . . . there’re probably only about 100 Latinos in all of Great Britain, but it sure does make everyone from the Southwestern US laugh when we see it!

Moving on. A few month ago I went to dinner with a few of the GCMRS people, and on our way out of the worst Mexican food restaurant in the entire world (obviously none of the 100 previously mentioned Latinos own this eating establishment!), we saw a shiny yellow sports car called the Arizona. It was ironic and made me laugh. Speaking of making me laugh and Arizona, just this past weekend at work, I looked down the lane and saw a friend of mine named Joe being very strange. He does not play an instrument as far as I know, but when I gazed down the lane, there he was, sitting on a milk crate, craddling a violin. Turns out he was just holding it for the busker for a moment, but I needed a picture (and notice the AZ Diamondbacks hat he’s got! It was a gift from me!).

Jinty’s has been over-run by idiots. We’ve got idiots who are dressing up (like Pirate Phil and Pirate Rab), and we’ve got idiots who are trying to hurt themselves (like Lauren playing Karate Kid on a bollard outside, or Mountain copying her — or worse yet, his dismount).

Like all healthy children, I grew up watching violent cartoons. Though my heart has been warmed by the resurected interest in shows like He-Man and the Thundercats, it is usually overweight scary guys (like me) who wear such paraphanelia. I was so pleasantly suprised by a beautiful woman wearing a Thundercats T-Shirt, that I just had to take a picture. Two more things, that’s it. First is a picture of the sort of sparklers we were playing with at our 4th of July celebration tonight. Pretty sad, huh? And last is the prettiest picture I’ve taken with my phone. Kinda nice, isn’t it? OH! And a photo of Flogging Molly that I took at the concert. Pretty good for being jostled everywhere, don’t you think?

And therein lies show and tell. Hope you enjoyed.

Slainte.

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
~56 Angry Men – The Declaration of Independence – Were these guys badasses or what? To quote “National Treasure”: “To High Treason”

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