Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jack Skellington's Younger Years

Jack Skellington was not always so confident. Long before his starring role in Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas he was a shy, quite kind of a Pumpkin. This shot was taken just before the Pumpkin King picked up Sally for their first date at the annual Halloween Dance at the Shady Hallows Bridge High School.

View on black or I will throw pumpkin heads at you.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Big Thunder Sky

Big Thunder Sky by hbmike2000
Big Thunder Sky, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

You want a wide angle minimalism shot from disneyland? Really? For sure? Not one with lots of people or clutter? Fine. Here then. :)

View on black ... just make sure no birds are flying over head.

Our Daily Challenge: Wide Angle Minimalism

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sheriff Buford T. Pumpkin

Sheriff Buford T. Pumpkin by hbmike2000
Sheriff Buford T. Pumpkin, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

In other news, Seriff Buford T. Pumpkin is asking the publics help in tracking down his younger brother, The Headless Horseman, Killer. The Headless Horseman was found yesterday morning at his private estate, missing his head. It is believed the head was taken to make Pie ... which was delicious ... Er, I mean ... Ewwww, what kind of sick person would eat a ... huh? No, thats not pumpkin on my chin. Excuse me, gotta run!

View on black or become PIE!

100 Pictures: Vintage

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Jack O'Lantern And Three Hitchhiking Ghosts

I found this really cool pumpkin at Disneyland. It was carved out to say Happy Halloween. Of course, being me, I wanted it. So, I stuck it up my shirt, yelled Look Out, pregnant women with a moustache coming through and made a run for it. I got no farther than 10 feet when the Disney Police showed up. They yelled Stop Miss! Mad that they didn't buy the pregnant part but had no problems believing the "Miss" part, I ran!

With the Disney Police hot on my trail and the pumpkin in my shirt bouncing around like a paddle ball, I ducked into the Haunted Mansion.

Now I have good news and bad news and good news and bad news.

Good news, I lost the Disney Police

Bad news, I seemed to have picked up Three Hitchhiking Ghosts in my pumpkin from the Haunted Mansion.

Good news, I finally got rid of the Three Hitchhiking Ghosts by posting this photo on Flickr

Bad news, you just picked up Three Hitchhiking Ghosts from looking at this photo

PS. They Ecoplasm all over the place so be prepared to do a lot of cleaning.

View on Black. Don't argue with a pregnant women with a moustache, just do it! (sorry, my hormones are out of whack. Anybody have any anchovy ice cream?)

Our Daily Challenge: Begins With J

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Is My Protection?

This Is My Protection? by hbmike2000
This Is My Protection?, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

I hired some Gargoyles recently for protection. Just my luck, mines stoned. Somebody check his pulse please.

View on black or the gargoyle will ... will ... oh heck, he will probably just drool on you.

Our Daily Challenge: black, white and grainy

Life, Lemons and a Duck.

Life, Lemons and a Duck. by hbmike2000
Life, Lemons and a Duck., a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

When Life gives you lemons, chuck it back! Then run like heck cause Life has no sense of humor. In fact, he's a rather grumpy, gassy old man. I had tea with him the other day at The Daffy Duck Diner to discuss a few things. He told me, Who, being loved, is poor? I said, wait a minute, are you stealing other peoples quotes? He shook his boney, wrinkly head and said no, thats my quote. I pointed to my tea, you just stole that from my tea bag, I said.

No I didn't, he says to me.

Yes you did, I said, pointing at my tea bag again.

No I didn't

Yes you did.

I know you are but what am I.

You just stole that from Pee Wee Herman, I exclaimed!

No I didn't, he says to me and struck me with lightning.

The moral of the story is, when dealing with life, just go with him, don't argue with him and wear nose plugs cause occasionally he stinks.

View on black or be struck by lightning.

Our Daily Challenge: When Life Gives You Lemons ...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Rock Of Wussville

The Rock Of Wussville by hbmike2000
The Rock Of Wussville, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

I could feel the sweat dripping off my brow as I locked eyes with my enemy. The final battle arrived and it was all or nothing. With my heart racing, I steadied my hands for the kill. 1 ...2 ...3 ! With split second instinct I chose Rock, he chose scissors. With a cry of victory on my lips, I looked down. There was my rock, quivering, holding a white flag. Nooooooooo, I cried! Why, why, why? Why would you give up I pleaded. I picked up my wuss of a rock and headed upstairs, destined to be the one to forever clean the cat box.

View on black or I will throw the wuss rock at you.

Our Daily Challenge: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just Tell Him It Looks Good

With Halloween coming up, he wanted to get a cool costume. I said OK. He shopped for days, came home with bags and bags of stuff and asked if I would take his picture in his new costume. I sad OK. Running upstairs like a child that just ate a bag of sugar, he disappeared. Four hours later he came down. I said, eewwwww, thats hidious! He looked at me with his big yellow eyes, water welling up in them, inhaled deeply and let it out in a big WAAAHHHHHH! I said Oh Dear. Appearently, after all that, he wasn't wearing his costume.

View on black or no Halloween candy for you

Our Daily Challenge: Purple

Saturday, October 22, 2011

This Is My I Have A Brilliant Idea Face

Scary, it's the same as my "What did I just do", Should we run?" and "Where is the nearest bathroom" face.

view on black. You never know WHAT face your gonna get.

100 Pictures: Expressions

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Indians And Smores

Indians And Smores by hbmike2000
Indians And Smores, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

As we travelled down the mighty Mississippi river my stomache growled from lack of food. It had been three days since we ate last. I could feel the mood become restless on the ship as we drifted down stream seemingly on a track going in circles. We took turns scouting the banks for food. One day as I was taking my turn as look out, I spotted some Native Americans on the shores of the flowing river cooking on an open pit. The smoke drifted across the water and met the ship. I inhaled deeply and started salivating instantly. Smores, I yelled! They got Smores! All the passengers ran to the side of the mighty steam ship, salivating. With everyone one on side of the ship salivating, the river rose and the boat tipped and into the dirty duck poop filled river we all went! Amazing how not hungry we all were after that. The indians just smiled and took out their Polaroid cameras and snapped shots of us flailing around.

View on black or no Smores for you

Maybe You Shouldn't Say Cheese After All

Obviously somethings were never meant to smile.

View on black and I will give you the name of his dentist

Our Daily Topic: Nerdy

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bug Catchers

Bug Catchers by hbmike2000
Bug Catchers, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

In an effort to go "green", Disneyland has stopped using pesticides. Instead, they employee people to ride on their attractions with their mouths open thus scooping up large amounts of bugs. When the ride is done, they get off, spit the bugs out and an official disney cast member counts the bugs and pays them (not the bugs, the bug catchers).

View on Bugs ... er Black

Sliders Sunday

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Never Give Batman Your Camera

Batman gave me a call the other morning and asked me if I wanted to go to Disneyland. I said sure. We got there and had blast. As we were going through the Submarine line, I tossed my camera at him and yelled, Hey Batman, Take my picture. He turned, saw an object flying at him, yelled POW, ZAP, stuck his foot on my chest and kicked me over the rail into the lagoon. He then snatched my camera out of the air, focused and took this shot. He still can't take a straight shot after all these years.

He then proceeded to pull me out of the Lagoon and helped me hang up my clothes on some wires going across Main Street USA. Everything was fine till the Disney Police showed up and asked if that was my underwear flying half mast above the Guests head. I said no, they said why are you naked, I said I am the Emperor and have new clothes, they said wrong park and threw me out. Thanks Batman.

View on black or Batman will come over and POW, ZAP you

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Johnny Depp's Eye On The Set Of Pirates of the Caribbean Part 89

Production on Pirates of the Caribbean part 89 was shut down today due to an outburst from Johnny Depp's eyeball. It seems his eye is upset about the costume it has to wear. The eye, infamous for being demanding, says the eye patch makes its butt look to big on camera.

View on black to see Johnny Depp's eye's big butt.

Our Daily Challenge: Eyes

A Gargoyle, A Knife and a Tree Root

Burt, I said to the Gargoyle, go pose with this knife. He said, D' oh kay, ran across the yard, tripped, dropped the knife, it hit a tree root, the tree was mad, it slapped me for giving him the knife, I cried (manly cry), the tree snickered, took photos of me crying, passed the photo's around to the neighborhood trees and now when I drive down the block I swear I can hear them all snickering at me. Dumbass Burt.

View on black or have the trees take embarassing photos of you.

Goofy Pumpkin

Goofy Pumpkin by hbmike2000
Goofy Pumpkin, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

I may be off but this buck toothed hat wearing pumpkin looks goofy to me.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Um, Can I have My Knife Back? Nevermind, Just Keep It

Stepping outside with a brownie in hand that I had to tear apart because I couldn't find a knife, I saw this scene behind a Flaming Pencil succulent. I'm pretty sure that knife wasn't there last night. Should I stay or should I go now?

View on black or face the gargoyle! and for crying out loud stop saying I should stay!!!

Our Daily Challenge: Kitchen related item or idea


You know when you get that idea in your head for a shot and it actually comes out EXACTLY like you wanted it too. That was the idea behind the Flaming Pencil plant. I shot behind it because I wanted it to look like fire and I think it worked out pretty well. And I didn't have to burn the house down.


Contemplating by hbmike2000
Contemplating, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

Is it me or does it look more like he's sitting on the pot than contemplating?

View on black or no courtesy flush

Our Daily Topic: Glass

Pumpkin Lips

Pumpkin Lips by hbmike2000
Pumpkin Lips, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

Like everybody else in Hollywood, Donald felt the need to look younger and got lip injections. I think he's doctor was a quack

View on black or I will give you pumpkin lips

Monday, October 3, 2011

With Style And Grace

With Style And Grace by hbmike2000
With Style And Grace, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

I have broken everything glass in my yard. Trip, fall, hit (there was a bug ... I had a hammer in my hand ... it was instinct) I have one by one killed all glass objects. With that, I searched and searched for a glass object to shoot for today. Down low behind some ugly plant, I found this. Alive, untouched by me. The last remaining glass object in the yard.

View on black. I still have the hammer in hand

Nobody Tell Mickey

Nobody Tell Mickey by hbmike2000
Nobody Tell Mickey, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

But I think Minnie has a crush on me. What? It could happen. It could. Really. Stop rolling your eyes at me.

Fine, she can't see past her nose, that's not the point.

View on black or I will chuck ... er, sick Minnie on you.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

To Die For

To Die For by hbmike2000
To Die For, a photo by hbmike2000 on Flickr.

I know, it looks like they are laughing but in reality, Pluto just showed up and this was the last shot taken before the made a run for it from the drooling dog. They were last seen speeding through tomorrowland headed towards Star Tours.

View on black. It's spine tingling