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Sunday, January 26, 2014

PAPAL PEACE DOVES ATTACKED ( when reality mimics real world politics... )


         The symbolism in this is too overwhelming to be merely ironic...

         The Pope gave an address condemning the recent violence in Kiev, and at the end of his remarks released a pair of "peace doves" with the help of a couple of kids.  The white doves had barely left a window in a Vatican church when they were both attacked by other birds.

         
 
 
 
 
Isn't this how pleas for peace are met in the real world?  We worked out an agreement with Syria in hopes that it would end the violence and avoid another war in the region, and half the country went crazy demanding military intervention. 
 
In fact, just about everyone who's ever made "peace on earth" their life's theme has seen things end badly.  Some "peace doves" are attacked by meaner birds, others are nailed to crosses, or shot in the street outside of their brownstone apartments. 
 
 
Ever get the feeling we're all watching and waiting for our own personal cosmic finger-flick?
 
Like we're all one screw-up away from angering the Hooey Gods?                    
 

4 comments:

bj said...

If you're around Mooner? and he does his hand like that? fuckin' .... back up and cover yer nose with both hands!
Would'a been intrestinger if that large crow and that large seagull had attacked Frankie or even more better them kids!
"Didja' ever feel ... like the werld was a tuxedo ... and you were a pair of brown shoes?"

Don said...

Squat. I can tell you with absolute certainty that the owner of that hand is an amateur nose or ear flicker. Maximum torque is achieved by creating counter-pressures between the flicker finger and the rest of the body.

That hand is too relaxed, wrist not cocked. The knuckles should be wrinkled and colored with strain.

Fuck Walmart!

squatlo said...

Beej and Don, I realize my graphic of the flying fickle finger of fate was lame, but didn't have a shot of Mooner's digitized crippler to post. Maybe the next time Don's in town we'll get out the camera and record his Finger Fury in action?

Ol'Buzzard said...

It is their nature. Birds, like us, are a part of the animal kingdom. I think I will go have a bacon sandwich.
the Ol'Buzzard