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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oh, In My Dreams...

The newest site in the cheezburger empire, which specializes in "Everything in Excess, Including Excess" recently ran this photograph of a photographer. Commenters related she was probably at a conference and was snapping group shots for everyone, or more simply, was just holding cameras as a gag.

I wanted to mug her and take all her cameras, especially her Nikon.

The Observer, trying to remember that thing about coveting. Does it cover photographic equipment? I've got my Bible out and I'm looking for the loophole!


  1. Dear The Observer,
    It's my understanding that the covet commandments are in there to keep us humble since they are impossible to achieve--thought-crime, if you will.

    Anyway, not mugging people is surely in there somewhere! the not stealing part. And gluttony is in there too!

    I think she's probably coveting a massage about now, or perhaps an osteopath.

    Ann T.

  2. Ann T:
    Yup, all that you say is true. There will be no mugging, and no coveting, really! (Although I really would like to have a DSLR...)

    Saving is what will happen...saving pennies to eventually get a DSLR...

    Posted this cause I got a laugh from seeing all those cameras!

    The Observer



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