Planet Downpour MMIX, The Series,
Tags: Cambridge Police, Class, Gayle King, Human Nature, MOTHER NATURE, Nor'easter, Oprah, Planet Downpour MMIX, PRESIDENT OBAMA, Professor Henry Gates, RAIN, Sirius Network, Sports Radio, THE SERIES, WEEII
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This is officially ridiculous. We’ve had four inches of rain overnight. I took this photo at 7:30 AM. You’ll be happy to know I was parked.
In honor of this officially ridiculous car wash, I begin a photo essay of life in a downpour of rain or any other ridiculously unrelenting reality, like mother nature and human nature. The latter is also on display in my neck of the woods this week with the recent arrest of a black Harvard professor by a white Cambridge policeman.
The Professor gave a lengthy interview on Sirius Radio with sympathetic Oprah’s B.F.F., Gayle King, and the policeman chose to vent his feelings on sympathetic WEEI, the sports station I profiled recently HERE. I believe I suggested in that post that spawn of mutant genes usually call WEEI in great numbers in order to speak to their ancestors, the talk show hosts. I’ll try not to let that color my artistic impulses for, characteristically, I chose to photograph these alternate universes amidst this latest nor’easter.
So, forget your American Express card, don’t leave home without your camera, paint brush, or pen. What force of nature or man is officially ridiculous in your part of the world? I’d like to hear it.
I also like things with Roman numbers in them, don’t you?
©Pat Coakley 2009
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