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K. Praslowicz 11:16pm, 6 August 2009
Today on 1st street.

me: *click*
someone: "He just took a picture of you. Call 1-1-9.

Yes. One. One. Nine.

I love 1st street.
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ectro 9 years ago
I took a picture in an alley today. It was a drive by. a couple girls saw me and looked really confused. they followed my car and know where i live now
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 9 years ago
Damn. I wish a couple girls followed me home. ;)

And I wonder what you get when you call 1-1-9?
nostalgicearth 9 years ago
thats freeking hilarious!
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JulesAmeel PRO 9 years ago
i love making people angry with a camera.
especially ones that aren't that bright.
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
I also find it coincidental that the first time I got the "Call the cops" attitude was also the day I printed off a copy of the photographer's rights in case a situation like that should ever occur.
noxious kettle [deleted] 9 years ago
typical scenario:

"WHY ARE YOU TAKING PICTURES OF ME"

"it's for a class"

"OKAY"

helps i am still young-ish looking.
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
My favorite was the time that I responded, "Because I'm a child molester."

Jason
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Ha ha Jason. Nice!
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
As a witness to it: the child molestor comment was amazing.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Wow, 119? Did you hang around for them to dial it and then photograph the confused look on their face?
tina_p0608 9 years ago
LMAO!!! Thats the best thing I have read all day.
I just want to say thank you for the good laugh.

Jason, you would say something like that. Next time can I be a witness?
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K. Praslowicz Posted 9 years ago. Edited by K. Praslowicz (admin) 9 years ago
And the amazing photo that almost got the 1-1-9 thugs brought down onto me. The guy on the left is the one who made the statement.

A Man Mows, Another Man Watches.
tina_p0608 9 years ago
well now that you put the picture up, it explains everything.
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
Mowing the grass!?! Dude, I'm surprised they didn't call 1-1-1-9 on you. Or even 1-1-1-2 * sqrt(2)!

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hypnotic month [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by hypnotic month (member) 9 years ago
And, how exactly does the picture explain everything?
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
It think it is illegal to use those old fashion mowers within 15 feet of public walkways. Too many children get mangled in them.

Of course, that is a law set forth by the 1-1-9 system, and isn't part of the 9-1-1 system that we all use.
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mb_wen 9 years ago
After reading the fine print, I think it's ok as long as there's supervision... which in this case there clearly is.
tina_p0608 9 years ago
He is hanging out right next to St. Mary/ Miller Dwan. Its a special part of town
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
I should find the photo I took in the same location this spring at 7:45am of a drunk guy puking on the A.A. building's lawn.
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
The story was funny and the photo, separate from this thread, is decent. I don't think posting the photo here to make fun of the subject was necessary, and by doing so you've revealed more about yourself than the person you are making fun of. Is this really what the DPG is about?
brandonransom 9 years ago
Yes. Unequivocally yes.
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
Point taken. I've modified the linked image.
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
"the photo, separate from this thread, is decent."

Such high praise!

"and by doing so you've revealed more about yourself than the person you are making fun of"

Yeah. Like the fact that Kip is hi-freakin-larious fellah.

Jason
hypnotic month [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by hypnotic month (member) 9 years ago
Sjixxxy: Sweetness. :) You rock.
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K. Praslowicz Posted 9 years ago. Edited by K. Praslowicz (admin) 9 years ago
And for the record, I posted the image not to poke fun at the guy, but more as an illustration as to how the attitude that photography is a crime does exist, and can be invoked by photographing mundane subjects.

Photographing the security detail at a Nuclear power plant: I'll give the person who calls security that one.
Photographing a guy mowing some lawn with an awesome old school scissor mower however.... ugh, scary that calling the cops if the first reaction.
The Jer 9 years ago
Apparently, 1-1-9 is the emergency number in Japan. (According to the google)
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
hmm he doesnt look Japanese... maybe hes from England via japan?
fragile existence [deleted] 9 years ago
well... hate to be the devils advocate, but photographing anyone in front of the AA building is kind of.... tacky. I mean it is anonymous. Supposed to be, anyway. I can see why he may have reacted that way.. now an appropriate (or clearly thought out..) reaction? Definitely not. Food for thought, anyway.
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
I don't think we have an AA "building". We do have a treatment center down on Superior St. Perhaps that's what Kip meant?

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
Perhaps Jason, I'm not sure. all I know is that it says A.A. or something to that affect on the window.

As for being tacky, perhaps if someone where to stand on that corner and shoot people going in and out of it with the branding on the building clearly visible in every shot. Photographers who set out to specifically shoot people not as well off as themselves in an bad attemmpt to be edgy is a subject which I have bitched about in the past on other forums.

This scene was collected as I passed through on my daily walk home from work. Nothing in the image says it was taken near an A.A. center to anyone who doesn't know the area. It could be a Church, Fitger's or the Blacklock Gallery just out of the scene, and it wouldn't change a thing. A guy mowing the lawn is all I seen, and a guy mowing the lawn is all I set out to capture. No premeditated intentions about the lcoation or the subjects. It just happened to be where I seen something I thought was interesting.

A public sidewalk isn't the spot to be hanging out if you want to remain anonymous. I woudln't doubt if there already are several security cameras with that spot visible in it as-is.
fragile existence [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by fragile existence (member) 9 years ago
^^ I agree. :) Just saying, that I could see where he may have been coming from with his ridiculous statement. That's all.

I do think the whole thing is hysterical, actually. Like I said, just food for thought.

ETA: I love those mowers. Fantastic disciplinary tool. :)
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