Friday, April 11, 2008

A Surprised Woman Working Overtime

I'm a regular reader of Lotsa 'Splainin' 2 Do, celebrated blog of the illustrious Matty Boy.

One of his entertaining recurring features is They Wouldn’t Believe Me&trade.

The last several times he's published this feature he's used a graphically striking picture of a surprised woman against a yellow background:



For lunch today I grabbed something from my company's cafeteria to bring back to my desk. As I was waiting to get my food, I glanced around and saw some "health" pamphlets arranged against a wall. One pamphlet immediately drew my attention. I had to pick it up and take it home:



I tell you, some of my most cherished moments in life are seeing things like this. There's some stock photo of a surprised woman floating around, which a health pamphleteer took and shoved an enormous image of food in front of. This is golden to me, people. GOLDEN.

I'm so happy with this discovery I am making a surprised woman with food composite image in Matty Boy's honor.

11 comments:

Freida Bee said...

Oh man, the fates do favor you!

Coaster Punchman said...

Ach ja, you are a man of colorful interests. I did look for clearer negative space signage photos for your 'other stupid blog' but alas, have come up empty. I will keep it in mind, though.

Dr. Zaius said...

From her expression, one can only guess what the ice cream has done to merit such surprise.

dguzman said...

AWESOME! The oneness of teh universe is always golden.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

She looks a lot more confused when her mouth is covered up. I wonder if there's a scientific explanation for this.

Matty Boy said...

Thanks, Splotchy! The big girls love it when you give them grapes!

Of course, I can't be the only one searching the internets for stock photos and using them for purposes likely not intended by their original creators.

I wonder if there's a law or something that all of us are violating?

Splotchy said...

There's laws on the Internet?

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

I'm continually noticing web sites and print pieces that use the same free images that I always grab at Microsoft's royalty-free site.

btw, I got busted once for using a stock photo illegally. (Full gory details can be found here.)

Splotchy said...

bsuwg, thanks for the link. That was a great post I hadn't seen.

Matty Boy said...

Having read the bsuwg post, I have to wonder how many of the image search hits I get are from legal beagle web-bots trying to see if they can sue my ass.

Distributorcap said...

splotch --- she only likes green grapes