Re: What Do You Take Pictures Of ???
- From: John Turco <jtur@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 06:22:05 -0500
On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 22:21:35 -0500, John Turco <jtur@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
<edited, for brevity>
It's not unusual for a butterfly to land on my arm while taking photographs of
something else. Just the other day while fishing, a stray dog kept me company
all day while butterflies flew all around, I could only think of the song "Dog
& Butterfly" most of the afternoon. A Bald Eagle was showing me how good it could
catch fish by doing so right in front of me 2 weeks ago.
You're a regular anti-Michael Vick, eh? Walt Disney would love you, if
he were still among the living! <g>
(Actually, you almost had me going, till that butterfly part.)
There's no "had you going" about it. Everything I typed was completely true.
Though I admit that that silly song running through my head that afternoon was,
silly. But that was the reality happening around me at the time, I couldn't help
but think of the song while the same events unfolded. Your choice if you don't
want to believe it, doesn't matter to me one bit. After all, you're just another
one of those nearly 7-billion boring and predictable things not worth
photographing is all. My life is far more interesting than what I typed above,
that's only one iota of a glimpse into my unique and thoroughly interesting
life. This why I have no need for other humans, my life is complete without any
of them. I have yet to meet anyone with a life that's been lived as interesting
as my own. If I was the last person on earth I would still be content, even
more so. Other humans are only a drain.. Anything outside of my immediate life,
as far as other-humans is concerned, is inconsequential, I wouldn't have it any
other way. Human invented values are not only boring they're totally meaningless
I, myself, have always been a loner, basically. Still, this doesn't mean
I'm a hermit or that I despise mankind, as you apparently do.
But you say, "Oh! What would you do for cameras and microscopes for your
interests and entertainments?" Easy, I built my own 200x microscope from
grinding my own lenses from melted glass one time. I know enough about physics
and chemistry to make a functional camera, films, and papers from scratch if I
In addition to being an anti-Michael Vick, you're also Thomas A. Edison,
reincarnated, eh? :-J
But they too wouldn't be all that important to have or use. One of the
most happiest times of my life was the 3 years I lived in a cave on a tropical
island in an isolated valley, that was a 3-day grueling hike through some of the
most formidable terrain. Spearing seafood on coral reefs with handmade spears,
or catching them in my own hand-woven gill-net. As I said, other humans aren't
necessary for anything far as I'm concerned. You could all disappear in the next
minute and I wouldn't even notice you were gone. I never did understand that
"Castaway" movie. What kind of fool would try that hard to leave paradise?
Whoever wrote that phrase, "No man is an island," had crippling dependency
Now, you're really "far out," in more ways than one. Neither Robinson
Crusoe, nor the late Gilligan, had anything on you. <g>
No doubt, you will chalk this up to another "had you going" event. What a shame
that you can't think anyone's life might be this interesting. How boring your
life must be by comparison where my life would be unbelievable to you. But then,
that's what I said, didn't I. You and all like you are boring.
Why do you presume to judge me? If I know nothing of >your< "real life,"
then, by the same token, you can't be familiar with >mine<.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've wasted enough time with allowing myself to be
trolled into a non-photography subject in a photo news group.
I "trolled" nobody, for your information.
Just one more thing. I never cared for Disney, he never had a clue about how
nature really works. In fact his Bambi movie did more harm for the environment
and the balance of nature than any other single media event that I can think of.
He should have never been born. His theme-parks are a testament to that fact.
Agree, wholeheartedly! I've long found Disney's stuff to be incredibly
insipid; the only worse caricature of American culture is the supremely
sleazy city of Las Vegas, in my opinion.
John Turco <jtur@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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