Tuesday, August 28, 2007


So why does this Flickr ad bother me?

In my 30 years of beach going experience, I have learned that nothing impresses high school girls like laying out into an oncoming wave to catch a football. The photo is meant to capture this blithe moment of athletic process.

Except the water is moving the wrong way. In fact, if the guy were diving after the ball there wouldn’t be any water on him at all. This is clearly a picture of a well-toned and mustachioed young man jumping out of the water holding the football out in front of him.

It makes me not want to buy a Nikon. But it does make me want to buy some Jolly Ranchers and Zima. Girls? I mean, ladies?

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