Monday, February 12, 2007

Pointing out the obvious


Believe it or not, I never know what to do when I pose for a photo. So most of the time I just point at whatever I'm standing next to. It has become kind of a reflect action (fortunately I resisted this reflect action in my wedding photos). I call this pose "pointing out the obvious."

Unless you are aware you doing it, the "pointing out the obvious" pose is pointless. But if you are aware you are doing it, the "pointing out the obvious" pose does have a point. It adds exaggerated emphasis to something in the photo, even if that something is of little or no significance. So everytime someone looks at the photo they will wonder why the hell you are pointing at something insignificant and think there is some significance that they are missing. It's a great way to mess with people.

I find the "pointing out the obvious" principle can be applied to blogging as well. Sometimes you can blather on about some mundane and blatantly obvious thing and people think there must be some hidden meaning or ulterior message that they are missing. So they create one. It's kind of fun to watch.

But it can also be kind of annoying. Because sometimes you are just blathering on to blather on. It doesn't have to have sinister significance.

Or does it?

5 comments:

Hayden said...

wo..... that is so profound! I think I'll meditate on that and get back to you.

Kindness (disarms the difficult) said...

I tend to stand next to statues and point... usually up the nose or in the nearest available orifice of said statue... it is a family tradition... oh yeah... and when I was a smoker (12 days ago) I used to light one up and put the cigarette in the hand or mouth of the statue... now, where is that picture I took of the Pope John Paul statue having a smoke...

Tim ID said...

Hayden, obviously you would say that.

Kindness, Now that is a photo I'd like to see. But was the smoke black or white?

whitesnake said...

I would like to point out that the point of your post was quite pointed.

Just thought I'd point that out!

Tim ID said...

Whitesnake, And your point?