No context pics
November 6, 2018 7:58 PM   Subscribe

 
It’s gotta be $3.30 or $3.15. I thought my election anxiety would be calmed by this, but alas...math and zooming in on photos followed. *sigh
posted by Dillionaire at 8:24 PM on November 6 [6 favorites]


Dillionaire it’s tree fiddy. Except that I think those are Canadian quarters. But it’s possible that that’s Loch Ness.
posted by snowmentality at 8:33 PM on November 6 [14 favorites]


The "Frog train" image reminds me of the schoolteacher from Finding Nemo.

"Oooooooooh, let's name the zones, the zones, the zones.
Let's name the zones of the wide wetlaaands:
the quagmire, the swampland, the peat bog, the marshland.
All the rest are too muddy to seeeeeeee!"
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:46 PM on November 6 [4 favorites]


A sea horse carrying a Qtip

Is that to clean out his belly button after the kids have been in it?
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:46 PM on November 6 [5 favorites]


Yoga class

Maybe that guy has pulled off to the side to wait for a tow truck to come sort out the pile-up that's just visible in the right foreground.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:54 PM on November 6 [5 favorites]


Was disappointed that what I consider to be the definitive "no context" image, Sewing Machine Tuxedo Guy at the Site of the UPS Truck Crash (previously on MeFi), isn't anywhere in their top submissions list. I can only presume it ran afoul of their "No purely random/WTF" rule.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:58 PM on November 6 [8 favorites]


Country road

"One day, when I came home from work, I accidently put my car key in the door of my apartment building. I turned it...and the whole building started up. So I drove it around.... A policeman stopped me for going to fast; he said, 'Where do you live?' I said, 'Right here'. Then I drove my building onto the middle of a highway, and I ran outside, and told all of the cars to get the hell out of my driveway." -- Steven Wright
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:04 PM on November 6 [6 favorites]




All silliness aside, there are some really striking images especially in the "top picks" link. Cool post!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:09 PM on November 6 [2 favorites]


Clearly, this cat has a side quest for me.

Khajiit has wares- if you have coin...
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 9:14 PM on November 6 [8 favorites]




(Between 2003 and 2010 I had a blog called growabrain, which also had a collection of random ‘pics and gifs’ that were similarly “strange“. I haven’t visited it for ages, and it’s odd to see now how occupied I was with Dick Cheney.)
posted by growabrain at 9:25 PM on November 6 [4 favorites]


A sea horse carrying a Qtip

That one gets me every time -- it is just so damn cute. "My q-tip. I found it. I keep it. It's mine."
posted by davidmsc at 10:14 PM on November 6 [2 favorites]


A fetching collection of images, but a quibble... A sea horse carrying a Qtip? There must surely be a story behind that.
posted by sjswitzer at 10:32 PM on November 6


As I recall, the original photo was documenting ocean pollution. :-(
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:57 PM on November 6 [8 favorites]


Every picture tells a story, and may be worth a thousand words:
• Frog train - The Scorpion and the Frog
• Polizei - Ten Things Not To Do If Arrested
• See through fish - How Fish Make Themselves Invisible
• A sea horse carrying a Qtip - What Greg_Ace said
• Wall cleaner - Why You Can Never Finish Anything
• $3.20 - Budgeting for Vacation Never Works
• Lamborghini Ankonian - Report says auto industry in for a rocky road
• Country road - Things you’ll only get if your parents move house while you’re at uni
• From photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy - Trump's Net Worth Is Far Less Than He Claims
• Moraga St. stairs, San Francisco - (obviously)
• How to ride a bike - How NOT to ride a motorcycle
• A fallen tree - How to Spot the Top Problems Home Sellers Try to Hide
• Rescued cat - GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Ali Mese and his cat have a new home
• National Ethnology Museum (MINPAKU) in Osaka - House of Stairs, M.C. Escher
• Neon noodles - Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You Read On The Internet
• Chopping wood - Lumberjacks Felling Giants
Drawning Drowning - How to Make Your Own Holy Water
• Cat jumping - Navy SEAL commander explains why the best defense is to run away
• A tired lion - Discretion is the better part of valor: Lions vs. Hyenas
• Cormorant's lunch - Blue Planet II's bird-eating fish horrifies viewers
• Snow ploughs - Mountain Rescue Dog Has Fun Sliding on Snow
• Yoga class - I am shocked, shocked!
• Apples - Steve Jobs’s Leadership
• Graffiti - The Death of a Once Great City
• Dog eats dog - Canineablism
• Selfies - Top 10 tips for dogs and cats living together
• Mattress domino world record - Going to the matresses
• Drawing in pandas - Pander Bear
• Dog holder - Love me, love my Lennu
• Watching a wild fire - Wildfires and Climate Change
There's always more than meets the eye.
posted by cenoxo at 12:38 AM on November 7 [7 favorites]


Dillionaire it’s tree fiddy. Except that I think those are Canadian quarters. But it’s possible that that’s Loch Ness.

Yeah, I thought it looked like a Scottish loch, so that would make sense. Looks as if an American tourist with $3 in his wallet substituted a couple of British 10p coins for quarters to make the gag work.
posted by rory at 2:47 AM on November 7 [2 favorites]


> (Between 2003 and 2010 I had a blog called growabrain, which also had a collection of random ‘pics and gifs’ that were similarly “strange“. I haven’t visited it for ages, and it’s odd to see now how occupied I was with Dick Cheney.)

Looks like even back in 2009 you could see the direction internet lulz culture was going (cw: hate symbol). 2009-era me was embarrassed to get into so many fights with online nazis. 2018-era me is embarrassed he didn't take those fights more seriously.
posted by Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon at 5:18 AM on November 7 [1 favorite]


It’s gotta be $3.30 or $3.15.

Two coins of the same size and not recognizable as U.S. currency. I zoomed -and- measured.
posted by achrise at 5:19 AM on November 7 [1 favorite]


Two coins of the same size and not recognizable as U.S. currency. I zoomed -and- measured.

Google Images provides the source (another Reddit thread) with a higher-res image. They're British 10p coins.
posted by rory at 6:49 AM on November 7 [1 favorite]




Well, I know one thing: I do NOT like Neon Noodles.
posted by witchen at 7:46 AM on November 7 [2 favorites]


Canadian quarters (totally different take on the Queen's head) versus British 10p. 10p coins are only 1% larger in diameter than US quarters, so they serve fine as visual approximations.
posted by rory at 8:21 AM on November 7 [1 favorite]


Looks as if an American tourist with $3 in his wallet substituted a couple of British 10p coins for quarters to make the gag work.
For the benefit of the slow. . . what gag? Is there some numerology involving 3.20, or 3.50, that makes this something more than a random photo of some money held in the air for no reason at all?
posted by eotvos at 11:01 AM on November 8


This gag in reference to this South Park bit.

In an attempt to move on from $3.50: how about that photoshopped image by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy, eh? Part of a series called Facades. Good stuff.
posted by rory at 12:04 PM on November 8 [2 favorites]


this reminded me of sneaking on the computer late at night as a 13-year-old and using stumbleupon's pictures-only option, staying up till 4 in the morning looking at whatever random images it threw my way
thanks
posted by LeviQayin at 1:35 PM on November 8 [3 favorites]


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