On my other Tumblr site, Internet For Dogs, I just experimented for the first time with Poladroid, a little program that lets you upload a photo through a small widget that looks like a Polaroid camera.
Drag the digital photo onto the camera and then you see it develop in slow, Polaroid fashion, fading from a kind of murky gold into the colors of your picture. You can stop the developing any time if you want an only under-developed, murky gold picture. Or, you can try to have some patience and wait until it’s done. I couldn’t wait! That’s why this shot looks a little yellow-y. But I like it.
I was hesitating about using this picture: I think the Polaroid white picture frame motif is overused these days. It has become shorthand for “snapshot.” Now that snapshots often don’t ever leave a screen, it’s hard to visually represent them without showing screens. So, the frame is kind of an easy solution, I guess; it also apologizes for the fact that a photo inside might not be great quality. Hey, it’s only a snapshot!
The subject of this photo is the Silver Jews’ David Berman and his dog, Gittel. I interviewed Berman about his dogs at The Dogs.
Miss the scent of newsprint? Now, there’s no app for that. But there is a candle…
Duane Reade is running a New Yorker style caption contest. This image is the latest installment. I’m not good at these things… Maybe something about the operator talking dirty? Anyone got anything better? You can submit yours on Facebook.
Is the guy on the the left supposed to be Obama? The guy on the right looks like Ira, from my payphone tribute video.
Dearest OBSOLETE Tumblr followers: Please come follow my dog Tumblr, Internet For Dogs.
There will be occasional cross postings with OBSOLETE. This, for instance, is a dog dressed as a gramophone. I have been trying to find a picture of a dog dressed as a typewriter, fax machine, or VHS player, but no luck so far…