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What to eat, what to eat? Salad or... that hockey puck of Rainbow Brite's vomit?

…it’s gonna be hard for me to choose what to eat!

That dessert should be studied,

-Shady

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I recently came across some old photos I shot over the last twenty years or so.

Rather than let them sit on a CD for the rest of my life I figured I’d save them to my desktop, dust them off, and share them with you guys one image at a time.

Hope you enjoy them.

"More Miserable Disney Kids"

"More Miserable Disney Kids"

More Miserable Disney Kids

Just like Happy Disney Family, I shot these images of miserable kids in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in May 2001.

As I mentioned in the earlier post, during this trip I purposely sought out children and families who looked like they were having a miserable time in a place that is known for the exact opposite.

Like Happy Disney Family, the top image—of a limp, dead-like child being held in his father’s arms as they wait in line at Space Mountain—was shot  with my Mamiya RB67. The bottom image—of a girl sitting on the ground crying as adults stand around ignoring her—was shot with my Lubitel-2, an old, Russian medium-format camera that shoots square images.

Both images were shot on 120 transparency film and processed in C-41 (negative color film chemistry), which is a process also known as cross processing. This process is what gives the image its high contrast and vibrant colors.

By the end of the trip, I probably had eight to ten quality images similar to the ones above; not necessarily enough for a true series (at least in my opinion). I meant to shoot more images like these the next time I made my way back to Disney World but, to date, I have not.

Disneyland is calling… might have to revisit this idea soon,

-Shady

…six people went to Disney World.

They may (or may not) look something like this.

Six Disney World weirdos.

Thanks to Mars for the scan,

-Shady

A lot like this.

Running with the Mickey!

My Mickey ears are horns,

-Shady

…but it took a trip to Disney World for us to actually go ahead and get them.

Check out how spot-on these are! The guy cut them in two minutes! Amazing!

KB is pretty accurate…

Disney Silhouette: KB

…but I’m seriously waiting for mine to start talking.

Disney Silhouette: Shady

Creepy,

-Shady

Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.

QUOTE BOARD:

“I love my grandma so much!”

– Random Passing Guy in the Magic Kingdom, 9/13/14

Seriously wondering how he feels about his grandpa,

-Shady

PS: Though not an official quote, KB’s creepy chant of “Poop and crap and poop and crap and poop and…” was the most quoted… well, quote of the entire trip.

More like the AWESOMEST place on Earth!

Ohhh yeah… brother!

Pretty sweet costumes, especially for a middle-aged daughter and her slightly-more-than-middle-aged mom.

Still, the best Macho Man costume ever goes to my good buddy Kevin Kittridge who, on the night of our wedding three years ago, braved a brisk fall evening in Chicago wearing nothing more than hot pink underwear and a sequined cape.

Look at the balls on this guy! Literally!

Snap into fucking awesome!

And I like to think I made a pretty good Hogan myself.

So many wrestling costumes, so little time,

-Shady

…because it instantly makes us nostalgic for our childhood.

So when we saw it in the Magic Kingdom last weekend (sans Beth), I immediately texted her. Her reply says it all.

Wish you could've been there, Beth!

Thirty-seven going on seven,

-Shady

You dirty bear, you.

…or is Winnie the Pooh checking out Marla?

Always on the prowl for honey,

-Shady

The shorter one also waited around in the bathroom while his friend finished taking a shit. Because, you know... THAT'S not creepy.

Here are three easy steps to do just that:

1. Own a Star Wars character backpack.

2. Own a Darth Vader helmet with Mickey Mouse ears.

3. Walk around Epcot all day long wearing the above two items with your buddy who also is walking around Epcot wearing the very same thing.

The force is… something or other with these two,

-Shady

Old Poop!

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