Thursday, January 29, 2009

WARNING: This post will take at least an hour

If you click on the photo above, a new window will appear and load a Gigapan photo of the Obama Inauguration. As I did, you'll probably say to yourself--"Wow, cool photo," or "look at all those people," or "it's like television but not."

Then you'll notice the navigation tools in the upper left hand corner and start to move around and zoom in. And zoom in. And zoom in some more. Pretty soon you'll be trying to read the brand name off some lady's glasses, or laughing at the guy zipping his pants by the porta-potty, or playing 'Find the SWAT Team.' As the post title implies, you will spend at least an hour doing this--it cannot be helped and I apologize.

You'll then ponder whether it is an amazing co-mingling of optics and technology, or a peek into our Sinister Surveillance Society. Both, I suspect, but also the source of some yuks, to which I submit the following:

President Clinton staring at the twins is too obvious, so I'll just give props to George the First on the headgear--I think he can see Sara Palin's house with that hat on.

Come on Justice Thomas--stay awake for a brotha!

It just ain't a party unless Sasquatch shows up.

"Dis' me all you want terrorist guy--I'm still The Decider."

You never see Mrs. Butterworth and Aunt Jemimah in the same place at the same time. Coincidence?

"Great seats, my ass! A $10k donation and all I get is a splitting headache, Willard Scott yapping in my ear and hair gel that smells like bird shit!"

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