Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Young and broke and on the dole"



"Young and broke and on the dole" - London's Burning by Dave Thompson

11 comments:

kobico said...

Maybe he'll find a job as a chef (I saw Ratatouille recently)!

Sean said...

Is there a subtle meaning in this somewhere . . . dole, young, broke, rat? Not sure I entirely agree with the cliche... since I am officially this... all except for the young part :)... I have a phobia about rats...

Martina said...

kobico, yes, Ratatouille can change one's attitude to rats.

Sean, no subtle meaning. Regarding one of your comments on your blog: sometimes it's difficult to quote without doing someone wrong. Imaging this quote with yesterday's pic.
As for the quote, London's Burning is about the years 1976-77, I wanted to find a quote that is really poignant/significant (?) regarding the book and its content. Perhaps I should have used the squirrel instead? I never thought about rats' clichés until your comment, :-(. (I thought this one cute - from a distance).

Now I am tempted to quote whole chapters to give the quote more context ...

Sean said...

.... perhaps it is just a case of forgetting about your viewer and the "issues" he or she may have - personal ones ? It does have an impact though and that it above all else... good!

Martina said...

Sean, hm, really? How could we know about our viewers and their issues? If you start thinking this way you can't post anything - or only blah blah shots.
It's okay to tell me, hey, that's not nice, there are people without work and broke and they don't want to be compared to rats (not that I ever ever had this in my mind - just saw a nicely captured little cute animal hopping quickly over stones), but do you really think you can post photos with all your followers and readers and their personal issues in your mind?
Not really, hm? Do you?


Though I must admit, I make one concession: no macros of spiders. My mother would never come back to this blog ;-)

Sean said...

Yes Martina... you are right... but please consider my issues with rats in future... grafitti and rats... so I read too much into it.. hey, I number mine now... go figure! Although I must admit to thinking about how they might be interpreted... possibly this might affect some of my ever so slight contrasting or cropping!

Martina said...

Sean, I preferred the titles to the numbers (okay, now I have said it ...).

But you are not graffitiphobic, aren't you? Otherwise when I am in my street art mood I can give you a email hint not to visit my blog.
No problem with the rats, I will not post my little rat series ... . But graffitti ...

*btw" London I suppose is a city you like - I have seen more graffitti in my small suburb here than there ... and the rat wasn't a London rat, it was a Prittlewell rat.

Sean said...

Nah, grafitti, rats, I like your blog alot. Will keep coming back! My curiosity will get the better of me even when you post photographs of grafitti... your interpretations and quotes and view are too tempting for me. Just dont mind me if I dont comment about it every so often :)!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love the rat ... it's out in nature, not in the kitchen pantry! Amazes me that you got the shot, I'm always too slow with my camera to capture such things.

Martina said...

***Beware Sean, rat content***

Joan Elizabeth, this one was easy, there was a whole bunch of them (three or four) and they didn't seem coy. Don't count my photos with blurry brownish shadows that supposed to be rats, squirrels et al.

AB said...

He looks a very handsome rat. I think he must be an English one.

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