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September 04, 2009


Pretty funny, Brien. Uh, I hope you were being funny . . .

Steve, I hope so too.

The funny thing about humor is that it is based on a vision of truth -- but angled oddly and positioned in front of a distorting fun house mirror .

Very funny but of course you are right. The price an anguished artist must pay is to lose. I couldn't possibly stand in the way by voting for your photo and ruining your chances for great soul development... well maybe

The nightmare continues.... another day of opening up the newspaper and screaming "No, no, no!" Cute kind posing with Foster Farm chickens won today. Not me!

My current entry is "up, up, and away...with bare feet." I'm up against more cute kids, so further anguish almost certainly is in store for me tomorrow.

I just uploaded my last best shot -- lacking a cute kid, I did take a photo of a cute sea lion. Maybe this will get me a much deserved win...finally.

I doubt it though. Cute kids rule over cute animals, especially if they're of a non-cuddly/furry variety.

It was a nice photo and I actually did try to vote for it but ran up against a requirement that I had to join something which I had no time to do. That might be hurting your numbers :)

Rain, thanks for trying. Probably the Statesman Journal requires registration in order to vote.

Anyway, I've come to enjoy (almost) my feeling of a State Fair photo artist who isn't being recognized in his own time. Or, likely, in any time.

I shall drown my sorrow in an extra-large dose of caffeine at a Salem coffee shop this morning. And toast Anguished Artists, past, present, and future.

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