September 5, 2007 at 2:44 pm #1103ElsinoreKeymaster
Photograph the cool things in your town that tourists should go to see, and for some odd reason residents pass by or ignore.September 6, 2007 at 12:19 am #13386ClaffParticipant
ah the joys of living in featureless Waldorf, Maryland….September 6, 2007 at 3:57 am #13387FutherMuckerParticipant
Difficulty: No self portrait, or I post my jib. 😆September 6, 2007 at 11:04 pm #13388UranusParticipant
woot! never thought this would catch on!September 8, 2007 at 1:46 am #13389kmmontandonParticipant
How far afield from “home town” can we go?
Those of us in small towns may have to settle for some feature a few miles away.September 8, 2007 at 3:32 am #13390CuriousParticipant
kmmontandon i have no idea how small your town really is but mine is 30,000 and too big. at least as i interpret the theme. i’m hoping for lots of interesting out of the way places/attractions.
this is not however a ruling by the “committee on theme rules”, just my personal opinion.September 8, 2007 at 10:17 am #13391UranusParticipant
when i thought this up it was with the express intention that we actually go out in our own town, possibly with guide book in hand, and be surprised at what we’ve overlooked all these years…so how far afield? : the city limits!
(of course there’s nothing saying that if you now live in LA or NY, but your “home town” is ,say, Bismarck, North Dakota, that a trip home to mom is excluded…..)September 9, 2007 at 4:28 pm #13392Snug TightParticipant
The town I live in is about 1200 people. We are refered to as a “bedroom community” meaning there isn’t anything here. Everything (shopping, entertainment, going out to eat, working,) is done in Springfield about 15 miles away. Just thowing that into the conversation.September 9, 2007 at 4:46 pm #13393ElsinoreKeymaster
Honestly, I don’t see why it would matter (or be enforceable) that it’s specifically the town in which you live and/or grew up in or that the town is of a sufficiently small or large size. I grew up in one town near where I live currently, but the place where I live now has nothing–I don’t even live in the town proper, but if I were to go there, I could walk the “downtown” stretch in 5 minutes; it’s just a stretch of road with a slower speed limit and some shops. I’m more inclined to go back to where I grew up and grab shots of something, but I’ve also considered going to one of the other towns near here (there are several that pretty much run right into each other). I would think that as long as you’re capturing something that tends to be ignored by locals, that should fulfill the spirit of the theme, no? Thoughts?September 9, 2007 at 11:10 pm #13394staplermofoParticipant
There will be a fark party in Chicago the weekend before the contest. This fark party will have an open bar ($40 for 4 hours, most everything but shots).
Chicago has everything. You can even punch Kitwilly and/or jorie and/or those guys that run into threads shouting “wooooooo” and or “LOL______” in the stomach! And you can do it the same day you kick a Picasso (it’s legal!), piss on Wrigley Field (I’m a southsider!), try to pry the spaceship off of Soldiers Field (where the alien mind rays that convinced the team that Grossman deserves a 1,000th chance came from), heckle Buddy Guy at his own club (with a Chicagoan in the audience, how rare!), and try to set the Water Tower on fire (mofo won’t burn!).
I’ll even show you around and give you some parentheses (you’ll need ’em if you want to blend in).
BECAUSE CHICAGO IS AWESOME! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! LOLCIVICPRIDE!
(Swingline/ACCO headquarters are just Northwest of here, but I’ve been told not to go back there.)September 10, 2007 at 6:47 am #13395KlahanieParticipant
There will be a fark party in Chicago the weekend before the contest. heckle Buddy Guy at his own club …)
I would if I could! Damn right I’ve got the blues. 🙁September 10, 2007 at 8:21 am #13396staplermofoParticipant
I would if I could! Damn right I’ve got the blues. 🙁
You could make it! Alaska is right by America.September 10, 2007 at 6:34 pm #13397KlahanieParticipant
😆September 10, 2007 at 9:53 pm #13398linguineParticipant
So have we decided if you have to take pictures of your own town or the area reasonably near your own town?September 10, 2007 at 10:13 pm #13399CuriousParticipant
So have we decided if you have to take pictures of your own town or the area reasonably near your own town?
see Elsinore on the 9th at 11:46AM. it’s on the honor system and should be an out of the way place/thing if i read it right. that should help the participation if nothing else.
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