Monday, July 03, 2006


Alison and Paul

Here are Alison and Paul at Sunday's Bubble Battle, another fine happening organized by newmindspace.

Who doesn't like bubbles?

Big bubble

You can see more of my bubble photos here. The three of us quickly noticed that about 3/4 of the crowd were under 20, many dressed in fantastic outfits and brandishing all manner of vaguely militaristic, yet utterly non-menacing, bubble-producing paraphrenalia; the other 1/4 were people our age toting really good cameras. And many of those people are on Flickr. So if you want to see some really hi-rez bubble battle pics, click here and dig around.


Blogger Nadia said...

I've been told the comments feature is acting up. Whenever I test it, it seems to be working fine, but you have all been suspiciously quiet lately. If you try to post a comment and it doesn't work, please drop me a squidline.

1:56 a.m., July 03, 2006  
Blogger Dog Phace Blue Hand said...

Another good exercise is to sit in the airport with a small tape recorder and a camera phone. When random passers by approach, describe their appearance into the recorder and take their picture if they look at you.

9:14 p.m., July 03, 2006  
Anonymous alison said...

I am concerned about the militarization of the bubble producing's just wrong. I mean, why try to butch up BUBBLES?

The guns are one thing - i admit that it's pretty subversive seeing bubbles coming from a gun, but the swords and KNIVES with scabbards? Bubble KNIVES??

11:13 p.m., July 03, 2006  
Anonymous alison said...

oh, and is the implication of the age to bubble vs. camera ratio that people our age document culture but don't particpate? i hope not.

11:16 p.m., July 03, 2006  
Blogger Nadia said...

Hi Alison, Re: knife: I'm not even going to try to parse the meaning of that photo. There are so many conflicting signifiers there, it makes irony look quaint. More power to that boy, even though looking at him is making me feel really old.

And re: age ratio: I think it just means people our age are more likely to feel stupid prancing around in frothy pastel tutus.

12:01 a.m., July 04, 2006  
Blogger BaByLoN-G said...

That was so cool! Nice Pictures

12:41 p.m., July 07, 2006  
Blogger JuliaMazal said...

But see, it IS called a Bubble Battles, so I think people are dressing accordingly. If it was a Bubble Ball, then they'd wear ball gowns. Maybe?

2:59 a.m., July 11, 2006  

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