Thursday, June 18, 2009

Watermarks Of The Jurassic

Nice pic of my kids, huh?

My mother just emailed it over. Oh, did some of you guess that?

Yeah, the *burned-in date* is a dead giveaway, right?

Tell me something, why, WHY DO THEY ALL DO THAT?

Why do fossils all, for some reason, rig their cameras to ruin EVERY pic with fluorescent, DOS-like fonted *dates*???

It's just got to be because....when they go through their albums today, they can't remember anything about the old photos they have. They don't know when or where pictures were taken; and they often can't even tell you which baby/toddler is which!

What kills me is that these 'old coots' and 'old bags' can't do ANYTHING technological. Heck, their VCRs all still flash 12:00 and their car clocks are off by an hour for half the year. But, by some fluke, they unanimously figured out how to ruin digital photos with unnecessary data.

AND, they all have their cameras set on ridiculously high pixel counts.

Then they try to attach like 10 of them in a single email....which invariably gets bounced back because of excessive size. Then jurassic techno-frustration rears its head....

And they call one of us thinking they have a *virus* - which many of them do get because they click on tantalizing *win $1,000* pop up ads and the like!

The clincher is that high resolution shots are only needed if someone is planning on printing out the photo.

But who really wants a framed picture with the date burned in?!


west coast Tsunami said...

So let me get this straight: you want me to believe that this is an actual pic of your kids? You can't even show your face and you're trying to get me to believe this? Furthermore, I thought those type of plants, while legal in CA, are illegal in Tax-a-chusetts.

CaptiousNut said...

west coast perv,

Yeah, those aren't my kids.

It took me a few hours, but I managed to find a pic of two kids who *look* the same age as the kids I've been talking about and describing COPIOUSLY since they were born.

I also had a hard time finding a pic of a boy and a girl, again the same approximate age as my kids WITH A DATE BURNED IN.

Furthermore, another complication was finding such a pic whose burned-in date was VERY RECENT.

How's your PC running now?

Anonymous said...

I don't read your blog either (I skim it) and I think those kids are on some kind of prescription sedative. Either that, or upscale homeschooling induces a dopey look.

Or it could be genetic...

Anonymous said...

In defense of fossils the date is perhaps default setting?

In my own experience I purchased a digital camera for my wife a two years ago knowing one thing she really wanted was that date in the corner.
I didn't bother to check figuring all cameras would do it. Well, guess what?
The model I selected did NOT even have the capability! Give me the address of a drop box and I'll send it to you.

Anonymous said...

Reverse stock split for Faz/Fas...Is it coming?

CaptiousNut said...

I can't for the life of me understand anyone that would WANT the date burned in.

Those folk are in their own the people who put ketchup on eggs!

Anonymous said...

1994 was a really, really long year for my you know.

CaptiousNut said...


1994....OJ running in the white van, right?