Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 17 @ 2:12pm
He was underwater, he said, and they took it as a metaphor. But he really was.

(Things in front of my face #2: Blue Ziploc container lid)


Le Duncan says:
I was honestly looking for air bubbles in your nostrils.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 2:16pm -
zackle says:
Well, you know I'm gonna dig on this one.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 2:16pm -
Scrivener says:
Man Drowning in Restaurant
By David K Kirby. From Saving the Young Men of Vienna

A man is drowning in a crowded restaurant.
Something about his meal upset him,
and he wanted to cry, but he was afraid
that the other customers would make fun of him,
so now he is filling up with his own tears.
Waitresses hurry past with cups of soup
and slices of pâté, plates of chicken and fish,
ice cream and coffee, while the drowning man
struggles to free himself from his light brown jacket
and cream shantung shirt, tries to kick off
his dark trousers, his brown shirt and white shoes.

He is an embarrassment to his friends.
He will have to drop his club memberships,
his fianceé will break with him,
and almost certainly he will lose his job,
but right now he is trying so hard to reach
the pure air near the ceiling
that he cannot begin to say what it is
that upset him so in the first place;
to drown has become his raison d'être.

The other customers continue to eat;
either everything is to their satisfaction
or they know better than to take disappointment
to heart. The drowning man wants them to notice
how well he drowns, but now they are putting on
their coats and unwrapping the little mints
the waitresses have given them along with their checks.
In the half-light of the empty restaurant
the drowning man looks like a dancer
doing something difficult but beautiful
and useless, something to live for.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 2:45pm -
Gavin says:
wait. a ziploc lid is how you get that @zackle tone. awesome
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 3:14pm -
yourfavorite says:
Turned out beautifully.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 4:20pm -
tedford says:
very cool. must remember ziploc lid = underwater filter.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 4:22pm -
jnonfiction says:
@zackle already told you this was up his alley. way cool.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 4:28pm -
jason says:
weird...i like.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 4:42pm -
ThatGuy says:
There's something really happy looking about your expression. NIce shot.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 5:03pm -
Moses Marion says:
here's to the neverending uses for tupperware
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 6:30pm -
miguelito says:
i almost did the same thing with the blue stick sheet that protected my light table. still might do it. i thumbfaved this cuz i figured you tried the technique i was gonna employ.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 6:36pm -
Dschonn says:
You look very pleased with yourself. Understandably so. Alright, now I'm going to read @Scrivener's comment.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 7:41pm -
mackle says:
dang, jealous not to have thought of this. pleased to know i can steal it.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 7:45pm -
boutte says:
From within the tank - nice effect buddy.
Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 - 7:56pm -
Barefoot says:
@zackle has probably just been using a ziplock this whole time.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 12:52am -
ben says:
that beard is getting thick.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 2:38am -
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