Sunday, March 4, 2012

Booty

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2012 Idiotarod 1
"Professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?"

"Well I think it's booty" "booty" "booty, that's what it is."
- Professor Booty, The Beastie Boys
Yesterday brought the 2012 edition of the St. Louis Idiotarod. It is a farcical play on the Iditarod, which also started yesterday. That's the annual dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, which, I want to tell you, is one long, cold and empty way. In the local version, teams of five people decorate shopping carts in all sorts of silly ways, pretending that four of them are pulling like sled dogs and one is the musher. It's for the benefit of Operation Food Search.

Some of the themes are a little hard to figure out. This one obviously has something to do with pirate booty, as well as the American slang use of that word. More to follow.

STL DPB will be on automatic mode the rest of the week. Posts with Idiotarod photos will be uploaded in advance and I won't be able to leave comments. I've got a ton and a half, possibly a ton and three-quarters, of work to do. Friday is a travel day. Fresh posts and comments will resume Saturday night (maybe) or Sunday morning (for sure) our time from Tamarindo, Costa Rica. YAY!

2012 Idiotarod 2

2012 Idiotarod 3

11 comments:

Jilly said...

What a weird and wonderful carnival on a subject that is normally so far away and soooo cold. Fascinating.

Have a wonderful time in Tamarindo and I look forward to the photographs. Love to you both xxx

cieldequimper said...

I hope you're going with a beard! Have a great time!

Honest Abe said...

Fascinating photos, Bob.

Virginia said...

Ship of Fools???
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William Kendall said...

That is officially very, very weird...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's one saggy 'booty' Bob and is that pirate wearing Polaroids?? Great shots and have a great time in Tamarindo.

Halcyon said...

Goodness! DO we need labels for everything now?

Olivier said...

j'adore le portrait du pirate, il a presque une aussi belle barbe que moi ;))

Jack said...

St. Louis seems like party capital U.S.A.

T. Becque said...

Funny! I look forward to your photos from Costa Rica!

Steffe said...

Sure looks like a fun parade for photographers.