Sunday, February 1, 2009

CDPB Monthly Theme Day: Paths and Passages

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Geez. Another existential dilemma. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants following paths all around the world.

WHAT'S THE BIG EVENT TONIGHT:
no, not the Stupid Bowl, uh, I mean Super Bowl. On a Sunday evening every winter, America stops in its tracks during the National Football League championship game. Many people go to parties with huge screen TVs to watch it. The nation is transfixed by the sport, the extravagant commercials and lavish half time shows, sometimes featuring Janet Jackson's nearly naked breast. Not us. My wife and I think football is horrifying, made up, as it is, of violence, sex, hype and glitz. For 25 years or more, we go have always gone out to dinner on this night. If the restaurant is open, you get the best table and finest service. It's our own private Stupid Bowl party.


TOMORROW:
maybe something from the Stupid Bowl party, if there's anything to take a picture of (we're going for Indian). If not, a little more winter stuff. Oh, and a new Arch photo on Gateway.

18 comments:

Bibi said...

Oh, Bob, that's great and a PERFECT echo of my post, as you said!!! Love it, and I know the others will, too. Beautiful pathway you posted, and its interpretation!

Jilly said...

Absolutely brilliant, Bob! And made perfect by the final photograph of the confused. Oh well done indeed.

Ham said...

Nice one!

Sally said...

Shows your great humour.

Here, we're all glued to the men's final of the Australian Open tennis!

Bernie said...

Great sequence of photos!

I like your Super Bowl idea too - my wife and I do the same thing. My birthday is close to the big game every year so we celebrate in our nearly empty favorite restaurants.

Virginia said...

You'll be happy to know that I just learned yesterday who was playing in the Stupid Bowl! Of course I'm the same way about the World Series (yawn) as well. Sorry B.

LIke your photos today. Only you would come up with that!
V

U "R" Us said...

I don't think I quite get it...

Anyway, your son may actually witness his first Super Bowl today. But I'm also going to Chinatown for the New Year's parade so I think it balances out, culturally.

Sharon said...

Even though I'm from Phoenix, I'll be joining you and a few others commenting here and dining out tonight. I've never even seen a Cardinals game and never wanted to.

Lavenderlady said...

Ha! Cute interpretation of the theme.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great humor and interpretation. Happy Theme day!

Babooshka said...

Not a mirror image then and it's actually left. Light hearted, cleverly take on the theme. Was 8 fold accident or design?

Abraham Lincoln said...

I love the Super Bowl commercials. I watch the games if they are good ones. I think we have seen them all.

my Memories
I wrote in my Memories blog about the roads of my youth and how they were to travel in the winter time.

PJ said...

Very nicely done, Bob-san. I think you've been pondering koans (PJ pondering Bob-san pondering the unponderable). It's also wonderfully bucolic.

PJ said...

PS I just visited Bibi's site, she mentions koans. I must be on the right path.

Bibi said...

Me again, Bob! Drop by on February 2nd for a piece of birthday cake...definitely the right path! :<)

Kim said...

OMG, you are so funny! I cracked up with this one. Genius and wit meet in that head you're holding in the corner shot. Well done!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Snapper said...

This kinda reminds me of Duane Michaels stuff. Smart and funny in a wry sort of way. Mrs. Snapper and I had a Buddhist wedding and the fellow conducting the ceremony had fun explaining Right Intention. Actually, I think he touched the side of his head just like this...

SundaySoup said...

Bob, I love this picture! Can I use it for my desktop for a while? I was just talking about The Eight Fold Path today as I was walking through the woods with some friends.

cheers,
Mrs. Snapper