This was taken in the same Retreat as yesterday's pic I Don’t Like Strange Gods. And just like yesterday's pic I think it's funny.
I'm not sure if it's actually funny or if it's just my own warped sense of humour, but a pic of the Pope towering over the huddled masses right beside a big red Coke machine is a bloody riot!
Other pics at this same location:
Tires in an Empty Field
Pray For Us Sinners
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PechePassion (483) 2004-01-07 12:42
La photo n'est pas extraordinaire mais l'image qu'elle represente est tellement forte ...
Deux symboles, deux pouvoirs oposés mais pourtant très proches dans la finalité.
Bien vu alex !
Drole ou pas ? Si on ne peux plus rire des choses sérieuse de quoi va t'on rire ?
torben (3098) 2004-01-07 13:19
The snapshot-look with flashlight and all fits the subject quite nice with the slightly tacky suroundings. I usually don't care much for flash as it tends to destroy all atmosphere in a photo, but here it actually adds to the atmosphere.
The composition is good with a small and a large rectangle balanced nicely and the red and wood colors talks to each other.
And I think the photo is funny too.
flip89 (3408) 2004-01-07 17:14
It is a riot. The subliminal propaganda is very powerful.
momshu (505) 2004-01-07 20:06
Your are funny... and a with canadian humour.
Great marketing stratagies within corporations.
The google ad that shows with your posting is Emporium of Darkness & Real Dumb T-shirts.
it just goes on & on! Cheers
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2004-01-07 20:24
I laughed very loudly and long at this picture The awesome red, the ubiquitous panneling of every church hall, and the faded pope picture all these conbined make a true slice of life, however tacky. I like everything about this. (My temporary office is in a church hall almost identical to this). I absolutley love this and the humour it brings, Thaks for making me laugh...
amzamz (885) 2004-01-08 15:39
Great subject! You might want to start a theme on funny pics!?
joseelias (0) 2004-01-09 7:06
Well I find it humorous, because both subjects are "selling" something to the masses... Very well seen.
Anyway I would crop the right part to eliminate the buttons and the strange thing at the top, and add a black border. I guess it would create a different composition with the black border of the machine...
Luko (13978) 2004-01-09 13:17
The title really made me laugh out loud!
see my comments on "divine retail"...
Coke should pay you for this one, it reminded me the story about Coca-cola translation in China :
everybody knows that two chinese ideograms might have the same "sound" for a totally different meaning, so Coca cola went looking for the most appropriate ideogram combination and found out that the phonetics "keke kele" could be written in ideograms that mean "happiness in the mouth". Nowadays a billion chinese people know their mouth is happy drinking Coke...
You pushed the ball way further with your image, Alex. Thanks to you, we Coke drinkers all know that our soul will be saved : God bless Coca Cola and America. Amen.
maciekda (19861) 2004-01-11 7:29
I don't know whether it is funny, but it is good, masses follow the God, masses drink Coca Cola... good scene, I wish you didn't use the flash, werent't there any thing, like a table or a chair to put you camera on..? good stuff
Jean-Luc (5488) 2004-09-05 13:21
I am sure there is a lot of cordial humour..
It is a great shot with the superposition of those two mondial powers!
I like it..
Well done Alex..
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3069)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-26
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, 35-105mm, Digital
- Exposure: f/2, 1/50 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Celebrities, A Divine Comedy, Coca-Cola, Signs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-07 12:03