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04-27-11 – Some Hate Broccoli…

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  • #2282
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Show us portraits of your family members. Inspired by Ogden Nash’s poem “Waiting for the Birdie”: “Some hate broccoli, some hate bacon, I hate having my picture taken. How can your family claim to love you and then demand a picture of you?”

    Theme suggestion kudos go to SilverStag–thanks!

    #39466
    ravnostic
    Participant

    I love this theme–it’s going to be difficult to get pictures as I’m usually not my camera-whore self around family.

    Do these need to be ‘portraiture’ shots as per se, or would more casual images of family be acceptable as well (for example, the family gathered informally around the pool, the game table, the piano, whatever)?

    #39467
    SilverStag
    Participant

    I think casual images should be fine: I’m not about this being about studio lighting, etc, but more “This picture says something about this person”. That said, if you want to do posed stuff, that’s fine too.

    Also, the poem needs the meter: my mother was the best person in the world for reading it out loud, with all the dramatic pauses:

    (Typing from memory: there may be errors)

    Some hate broccoli;
    Some hate bacon.
    But I *hate* having
    My picture taken.

    How could your family
    claim to love you;
    and then *demand*
    A picture of you?

    The Electric Chair
    is a comfortable chair;
    But *I* know an equally
    comfortless pair…

    One is the Dentist’s,
    my good sirs.
    The Other?
    The Photographer’s.

    You open the door,
    you enter the Studio
    You feel less Cheerio
    than Nudio.

    The hard light shines
    like Seventy Suns
    and you know that your features
    are foolish ones.

    The Photographer says
    “Natural Please”
    So you cross you knees.
    ten you uncross your knees.

    Like a Duke
    in a high society chronicle.
    That Camera glares at you
    Through it’s monocle.

    Your nose itches
    Your palms perspire
    You feel ashamed
    of your best attire

    Your muscles stiffen,
    and all the while
    You smile and smile
    and smile and smile.

    It’s over!
    you weakly grope for the door;
    It’s not!
    the photographer wants “Just one more.”

    And if this experience
    you survive,
    Wait, just wait
    till the proofs arrive.

    You look like a drawing
    by Thurber or Babb,
    Or a gangster
    (stretched out on a marble slab)

    And all your dear ones,
    (including your wife.)
    Say “There he is, that’s him”
    “That’s him to the life!”

    Some hate broccoli,
    some hate bacon,
    But I hate
    having my picture taken.

    – Ogden Nash, 1938

    #39468
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Yeah, I couldn’t get it to take the appropriate line breaks, so I went with it as above.

    /looooove me some Ogden Nash

    #39469
    Plamadude30k
    Participant

    How could ANYBODY hate bacon?

    #39470
    olavf
    Participant

    How could ANYBODY hate bacon?

    I know, right? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=503524&id=1045827169

    /It’s good for you!

    #39471
    cameraflage
    Participant

    Most of my family members have four legs and fur…and then there’s the dogs and the kitties.

    #39472
    bucky_bacon
    Participant

    How could ANYBODY hate bacon?

    Awwww thanks! I like you guys too.

    #39473
    Kestrana
    Participant

    Would your best/close friends count as family? Otherwise you’re getting 3 pictures of orionid and/or the Fauxcat because I don’t have any contest worthy pictures of any other family members, nor do I live within 500 miles of any of them.

    #39474
    lokisbong
    Participant

    Would your best/close friends count as family? Otherwise you’re getting 3 pictures of orionid and/or the Fauxcat because I don’t have any contest worthy pictures of any other family members, nor do I live within 500 miles of any of them.

    I pretty much have the same question/ problem.

    #39475
    orionid
    Participant

    FWIW, I have one photo earmarked for this theme, and it’s my “brothers” (from other mothers).

    #39476
    Uranus
    Participant

    FWIW, I have one photo earmarked for this theme, and it’s my “brothers” (from other mothers).

    your dad’s a milkman 😛 ?

    #39477
    orionid
    Participant

    FWIW, I have one photo earmarked for this theme, and it’s my “brothers” (from other mothers).

    your dad’s a milkman 😛 ?

    Apparently so. I grew up hearing over and over that I must be the milkman’s son (usually preceded by my doing something absurd).

    #39478
    Uranus
    Participant

    Apparently so. I grew up hearing over and over that I must be the milkman’s son (usually preceded by my doing something absurd).

    apparently we share the same mother, cos mine said exactly the same…it’s getting weird around here…

    #39479
    orionid
    Participant

    apparently we share the same mother, cos mine said exactly the same…it’s getting weird around here…

    😯 LOL 😆

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