Saturday, January 31, 2009

CDLXI: Metaphor

© Trypto
Lani Kai: and what does this represent?
Trypto: the wooden stick is a phallus
Trypto: and the white metal thing is also a phallus
Lani Kai: and the green round thing?
Trypto: that represents the American dream

Friday, January 30, 2009

CDLX: What Happen

© Trypto
Lani Kai: somebody set us up the bomb
Trypto: you have no chance to survive make your time

Monday, January 26, 2009

CDLIX: Critics

© Trypto
Trypto: my mom says my pictures are ugly
Trypto: and that I should take pictures of pretty things "like [Lani Kai]"

Friday, January 23, 2009

CDLVIII: See You Later

© Trypto
Trypto: a wall inside the derelict gas station
Trypto: what does it look like to you?
Lani Kai: an alligator with a couple of power sockets

CDLVII: For Sale--Vintage Style Food Mart on Highway, Great View!

© Lani Kai
Trypto: this looks like the picture a realtor takes to put in the ad!
Lani Kai: i.e. descriptive but boring
Lani Kai: I know
Trypto: did you get any pictures of the incredibly racist graffitti inside?
Lani Kai: no

CDLVI: Odd English

© Trypto
Lani Kai: I didn't get any detail shots like this
Trypto: I know! you should have came in
Lani Kai: that's an odd bit of English there

Thursday, January 22, 2009

CDLV: Discom-Bob-ulated

© Trypto
Trypto: if you had a big green monster, what would you name it?
Lani Kai: Bob the Dinosaur, after the one in Dilbert

Saturday, January 17, 2009

CDLIV: Withheld

© Lani Kai
Trypto: from yesterday's
Lani Kai: yes
Trypto: ok so you were holding back
Lani Kai: actually I had forgotten I shot a few pictures on digital

Friday, January 16, 2009

CDLIII: Not a Through Street

© Lani Kai
Trypto: this photograph is very mysterious
Trypto: it is like the second panel in a three-panel story
Lani Kai: what happens before and after?
Trypto: well, I don't know
Trypto: there are many possibilities
Trypto: it kind of suggests a police officer walking up to write you a ticket
Trypto: or someone went to this dead end to jump off the cliff
Trypto: giving a new meaning to the term "dead" end!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CDLII: In Which an Insightful Question is Asked

© Trypto
Lani Kai: did you know that you can help fight against global warming by eating kangaroos and camels?
Trypto: that's silly, wouldn't it use a lot of fossil fuels to ship kangaroos and camels to southern California?

CDLI: Brilliant Green is Jerry

© Trypto
Trypto: I have no idea what was green in the background
Trypto: would something green in the foreground bleed into an out of focus background?
Lani Kai: no, not with the pushpin visible like that
Lani Kai: and you'd be able to tell if it was in the foreground
Trypto: I guess I'm just brilliant to make it line up like that then

Saturday, January 10, 2009

CDL: Secretive

© Trypto
Lani Kai: I know that choppy bokeh
Lani Kai: it comes from the 50mm f/1.8
Trypto: freak
Lani Kai: well, given the two lenses you have...
Trypto: how do you know I only have two?
Trypto: maybe I have secret lenses
Trypto: I think its weird, how secret means to hide stuff deep inside you
Trypto: but if you add an e, it becomes secrete, which means to ooze gross fluids
Lani Kai: so feminine secrets should actually be feminine secretes?

CDXLIX: Not Metric

© Trypto
Lani Kai: ooh, IMG_1000
Trypto: I know, it is a milestone
Trypto: not that a mile is a particuarly impressive distance
Lani Kai: a milestone is just a marker along the way
Lani Kai: it is not a destination

Sunday, January 04, 2009


© Lani Kai
Trypto: wuzzat
Lani Kai: one of the buildings in Las Vegas between the Monte Carlo and Bellagio
Lani Kai: you took a photo of the construction here a while back
Lani Kai: Project CityCenter, it's called
Trypto: wow, I guess it's moved along a little
Trypto: they have a few windows now
Lani Kai: well, some of the other buildings are more or less complete on the outside

Friday, January 02, 2009

CDXLVII: Tryptofantasy

© Lani Kai
Trypto: a lot of really expensive dresses come with a handbag
Trypto: and a lot of really expensive handbags come with a wallet
Trypto: and a lot of really expensive wallets come with a keychain
Trypto: I want a dress that is so expensive, it comes with a handbag, wallet, and keychain
Lani Kai: my really expensive camera did not come with a lens
Lani Kai: you want a dress?
Trypto: well... no
Trypto: that came out wrong
Trypto: I just...
Trypto: the principle
Trypto: jeez
Trypto: leave me alone