Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DLXXXI: Unwanted

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Lani Kai: wouldn't want to sleep on that
ibleedgraphite: the owners didn't either
ibleedgraphite: that's why they dragged it outside

Sunday, October 25, 2009

DLXXX: Timely Warning

ibleedgraphite: the tagline is about mortgages and having trouble paying off debts
ibleedgraphite: how timely
Lani Kai: do you suppose the building was abandoned because they couldn't pay the mortgage?
Lani Kai: maybe they set fire to it to try to claim insurance
ibleedgraphite: Barbara Cartland was trying to warn them
ibleedgraphite: and they repay her by burning her book

DLXXIX: Free For All

ibleedgraphite: Motel Henning
ibleedgraphite: what is a Henning?
ibleedgraphite: oh, it also says FREE
ibleedgraphite: free Hennings!
ibleedgraphite: woot
Lani Kai: so is that the name of the place?
ibleedgraphite: apparently

Saturday, October 24, 2009


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Lani Kai: that looks like a faded slide that was scanned
Lani Kai: 40-year-old Kodachrome
ibleedgraphite: I will consider that a compliment

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

DLXXVII: Your Turn

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Lani Kai: don't be one of those people that posts pictures without rotating them
ibleedgraphite: turn your head
Lani Kai: I did, and it looked better

Monday, October 12, 2009

DLXXVI: Things We Would Rather Read

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Lani Kai:
Dear Amazon.com Customer,

As someone who has purchased or rated books by Chinua Achebe, you might like to know that The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays will be released on October 6, 2009. You can pre-order yours at a savings of $8.48 by following the link below.
The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays
Chinua Achebe
List Price: $24.95
Price: $16.47
You Save: $8.48 (34%)

Release Date: October 6, 2009
ibleedgraphite: that has to be the least exciting title ever
Lani Kai: seriously
Lani Kai: I can't even tell you how much that makes me not want to read it
ibleedgraphite: I would rather read the warranty for my TV

DLXXV: Not Real

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ibleedgraphite: what kind of feelings do you get?
Lani Kai: I'm slightly annoyed by composites, actually
Lani Kai: and that's all you've been posting lately
Lani Kai: go out and take some real photos
ibleedgraphite: you must also be against interracial marriage
ibleedgraphite: racist

Thursday, October 08, 2009

DLXXIV: Waiting

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Lani Kai: stop stealing my images
ibleedgraphite: did you ask the grass to sign a contract for the exclusive right to photograph them?
ibleedgraphite: by combining two crappy photos, I create tension and context
Lani Kai: the Russians already did that in the 1920s
ibleedgraphite: well, there are no black people in Russia, so mine is still special

Saturday, October 03, 2009

DLXXIII: Counterfeit

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ibleedgraphite: wow, it comes with a caption
Lani Kai: just in case you didn't know what this was
ibleedgraphite: or, it's fake and they're trying to lend it an extra air of legitimacy
Lani Kai: oh, like someone stole the real one and left a fake one so no one notices right away?
ibleedgraphite: like the fake Louis Vuitton handbags that come with a bunch of extra documentation that the real ones actually don't have
Lani Kai: why do you know so much about handbags?

DLXXII: No Photography Allowed

ibleedgraphite: what is that
ibleedgraphite: a giant ad for Citigroup?
Lani Kai: no, it's the name of the plaza that I wasn't supposed to photograph
ibleedgraphite: how many debit card overdraft fees do you think it cost to make that sign?
Lani Kai: not too many
Lani Kai: 6 or 7
ibleedgraphite: that would only be like $250
Lani Kai: it's just a slab of glass with laser etching on it

Friday, October 02, 2009

DLXXI: Audience

Lani Kai: I did some statistics research on Colorburn
Lani Kai: of the last 100 search engine hits
Lani Kai: 41 are related to "colorburn" or some derivative, including one hit for "photo blog" or something
Lani Kai: of the remaining 59 hits
Lani Kai: 48 are searches for some sort of pornography or nudity
Lani Kai: and 11 are everything else
ibleedgraphite: we should start a porn blog