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05-05-2016, 11:51 AM   #26191
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There is not a huge market for squirrel and dove shots........Mrs Rupert needs to understand that!

05-05-2016, 01:36 PM   #26192
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I just got an email asking me to make a hotel review of one of the hotels I stayed in. Can anyone guess which hotel I stayed in from:
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The hotel itself is a perfectly good and normal hotel, which does what it sets out to do quite competently, but gives me the same niggles that almost all other hotels I stay in for business trips do. It is a normal sort of hotel more concerned with maintaining identical form to all the other sites of the same brand and full of grand ponciness. I would much rather a kettle than a coffee maker - can produce tasteless boiled water. And firm pillows instead of the typical too soft hotel pillows. And a desk and chair of matching heights for good ergonomics tor extended work. And a simple TV which can stay on the channel I last used when I turn it on, just like at home. And a good, bright, whole room light instead of the normal hotel design that leaves the room dark. And the food is always an attempt to be kind of fancy instead of just good homely food, such as one would get in a country pub in England, or even in one's own house. I would love to stay in a hotel which in its form reflects the local distinctiveness of where it is so that it gives an experience of being where you are, without falling into the cliche version of the place. What I really want is a hotel that makes me feel like I am living in my house.
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Or do you all think I sound like the OP and the OP's views of a certain duo-branded camera?

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05-05-2016, 01:42 PM   #26193
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
I just got an email asking me to make a hotel review of one of the hotels I stayed in. Can anyone guess which hotel I stayed in from:
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A normal sort of hotel more concerned with maintaining identical form t all the otehr sites of the same brand and full of grand ponciness. I would much rather a kettle than a coffee maker - can produce tasteless boiled water. And firm pillows instead of the typical too soft hotel pillows. And a desk and chair of matching heights for good ergonomics tor extended work. And a simple TV which can stay on the channel I last used when I turn it on, just like at home. And a good, bright, whole room light instead of the normal hotel design that leaves the room dark. And the food is always an attempt to be kind of fancy instead of just good homely food, such as one would get in a country pub in England, or even in one's own house. I would love to stay in a hotel which in its form reflects the local distinctiveness of where it is so that it gives an experience of being where you are, without falling into the cliche version of the place.
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Or do you all thing I sound like the OP and the OP's views of a certain duo-brand of camera?
This seems more an analysis of your personality than the hotel, Tim!

Fantastic, we're learning a lot. ☺
05-05-2016, 01:47 PM   #26194
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There is not a huge market for squirrel and dove shots........Mrs Rupert needs to understand that!
Do National Geographic publish an annual squirrel issue, like Sports Illustrated with swimwear?

Reckon you'd do a better job of that than Russell James.


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Do National Geographic publish an annual squirrel issue, like Sports Illustrated with swimwear?
I did a few for Otis and his publishing company a few years ago, but he drifted off into the porn business and I refused to do the kind of shooting he required.......and anyhow, I had to pay him for the shots he used so it was not a profitable situation.



This one was fun to shoot for until the girly squirrels started wanting to pose naked for their boyfriends and it too turned into a raunchy magazine.


I guess my Pro talents will go unused, but you guys can count on seeing what I shoot...I'm sure you can hardly wait!
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05-05-2016, 02:39 PM   #26197
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
This seems more an analysis of your personality than the hotel, Tim!

Fantastic, we're learning a lot. ☺
Yes.

And isn't that what most online reviews of most things really are?

You remind me, somewhere Tolstoy said: "the man said he read the book, but really the book read the man".

Too much business travel does things to people.
05-05-2016, 02:43 PM   #26198
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote

You remind me, somewhere Tolstoy said: "the man said he read the book, but really the book read the man".
I like that.

If you can, watch the recent four-part BBC adaptation of 'War and Peace', BTW.


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At a subscription pirce of 48 roasted peanuts you really can't go wrong!
He was on the right track and they were great magazines with interesting articles, priced right and well edited. Then he got that greedy streak and went for the big peanuts. I tried to tell him there wasn't a big market for squirrel porn. After he went bankrupt he blamed it on models being too fat, and the Canon shooter he hired to shoot them in their filthy poses using a Canon instead of a Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
He was on the right track and they were great magazines with interesting articles, priced right and well edited. Then he got that greedy streak and went for the big peanuts. I tried to tell him there wasn't a big market for squirrel porn. After he went bankrupt he blamed it on models being too fat, and the Canon shooter he hired to shoot them in their filthy poses using a Canon instead of a Pentax.
And to think, he could have gone the Playboy "only for the articles" route!
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. After he went bankrupt he blamed it on models being too fat,
Well, I'd like to say he should have known, squirrels being inherently chubby.

But I also blew my savings investing in Larry Flynt"s Hustler (Walrus Edition).



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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
But I also blew my savings investing in Larry Flynt"s Hustler (Walrus Edition).
TMI...way TMI...


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TMI...way TMI...


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TMI...way TMI...


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The centre foldout was the size of a tablecloth, Steve, and the octaboxes on set would get gored by tusks ... honestly, a disaster all-round.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Well, I'd like to say he should have known, squirrels being inherently chubby.

But I also blew my savings investing in Larry Flynt"s Hustler (Walrus Edition).
Oh, yeah. I remember that one with the walruses.
I bought it for the artcle on the





wait for it.......











'Tusk'-eege Airmen.







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