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Mario Piperni, Solar Tristan.


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17 replies
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    Oh my god. I am in awe, especially of the first pic. You guys continue to amaze and astound me.

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    Cat Lady says:

    As good as the pictures are, and they’re great, the captions are better.

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    cleek says:

    i don’t think i’ve ever seen a better use of the solarize effect. very cool.

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    LT says:

    You got my message! Thanks, Tim.

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    Sam says:

    I think this is Radley Balko actively rooting for more unemployment in West Virginia:

    I don’t know what to make of that.

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    geg6 says:

    These photos are amazing. I have no talents in this area and have no idea how it was done, but that top photo is awesome.

    Even more awesome, though, is this:


    /inner geek and Star Trek junkie

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    dSquib says:

    David Frum and Joe Klein are on bloggingheads together, in one segment wondering how “serious” Obama is on Afghanistan. I dare not watch.

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    R-Jud says:

    That is just about the only solarized picture I’ve ever seen that I liked.

    More urgently: I was unwittingly exposed to the latest Lady GaGa noises while at the gym this morning. They’ve been stuck in my head for 14 hours. Anybody have any antidotes for this (musical, I mean– though I am considering slamming my head in the car door)?

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    WereBear says:

    @R-Jud: James Brown always works for me. Or Parliament.

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    South of I-10 says:

    @R-Jud: That is just cruel. What music are you thinking? I would hate to displace Lady Gaga with something equally annoying. I am spending a beautiful day waiting on a plumber. Good times.

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    Tim F. says:

    @R-Jud: Sweet Dreams (are made of these) works for me as an anti-earworm earworm.

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    R-Jud says:

    @WereBear: Super. One playthrough of “Git Up Offa That Thing” and I’m cured. You’re a lifesaver. I had been listening to Traffic, and then the Magnetic Fields, but apparently you can only fight bad plastic lady pop with funk.

    Behold, the power of the funk.

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    Michael D. says:

    Mario Piperni: When they told you to bronze the baby booties as a keepsake, they meant JUST THE BOOTIES!

  14. 14

    “When they told you to bronze the baby booties as a keepsake, they meant JUST THE BOOTIES!”

    lol. Now you tell me…

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    Sorry for the blatant self-promotion but more of my photoshopping found at MarioPiperniDotCom.

    Political illustrations mostly. Check out the ‘Original Art’ tab.

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    RedKitten says:

    @R-Jud: Funk has the power to solve EVERYTHING.

    Just back from getting my H1N1 vaccination. They gave my husband a Scooby-Doo bandaid. :)

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    R-Jud says:


    Just back from getting my H1N1 vaccination.

    Probably won’t get called up for mine until December. Bean’s is next week.

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