Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Picture of the Week


From the ocean floor, directly off the Alabama coast. That brown crust you see coating everything -- including the crab in the foreground? That's oil.

12 comments:

Josh said...

Your new headshot makes you look like a combination of In Style editor Ariel Foxman (http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/OeDiyLxDubL/InStyle+Hosts+Cover+Girl+Jennifer+Garner+Save/3zPGWrFL7va/Francisco+Costa) and GQ editor Jim Nelson (http://www.gq.com/images/the-magazine/contributors/contributor-jim-nelson_200x200.jpg).

That is all.

Anonymous said...

In 20 years, this kind of image will be one of the great symbols of when things really did start going to shit.

Ethan said...

Not that I doubt for a second that it is really that bad (or worse) down there, but doesn't this picture just scream "setup" to you, with the flag in the middle and what not? It's something I'd expect Fox to run, except not when Big Business is the bad guy.

Chez said...

Uh, thanks, Josh?

Shannon from Saskatoon said...

Chez, that is some Lyle Lovett hair right there.

B8ovin said...

Setup? Who gives a shit? A photo that symbolizes an entire event, a zeitgeist, a tragedy or historical era is just as or more useful as a candid photo. The flag in "the middle is mere camera framing, basic photographic method. The Right's corporate whores, and the libertarian "no government interference under any circumstance" crowds have managed to ignore the pelicans gooped to death, maybe they'll see the flag and finally decide that this is even more of a filthy crime than the unthinkable lawlessness of the majority in electing Obama.

Riles said...

Breaking news...a federal judge just BLOCKED the govt moratorium on offshore drilling, saying it was against public interest and would cause irreparable harm to the industry.

The moratorium was limited as it stood anyway!

My God, we are fucked.

kanye said...

I like the new pic, Chez. It's got kind of a retro, 2 Tone feel to it...like you play sax for Madness or something.

I will say this: You must have leaned out quite a bit lately, dude. That's the thinnest I've ever seen your face...at least when compared the pics that you've posted over the years.

Chez said...

Yeah, it's the being-single diet.

Alanna said...

I know, I hope you're eating. Kinda was the first thing I thought after "Goddamn".

VOTAR said...

Oil at the bottom of the ocean?

Anonymous said...

votar-it's from the oil dispersal solution. in an effort to get it off the surface, they put dispersant on it to break the tar up and the result is tiny beads of oil that fall to the floor, or below the first several feet of water and settles in a pile of shit.