Mike's Photographs

The Spark on Flickr.With one little piece, a spark is created that causes an explosion that pushes a piston that turns a crank that spins a gear that make your wheels roll.  And that is how that big piece of metal on rubber wheels is transformed into a moving ice cream truck .. and that rat better go down my street this time or I’m gonna … well, I’m gonna!
View wearing protective goggles
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Our Daily Challenge:  Transform

The Spark on Flickr.

With one little piece, a spark is created that causes an explosion that pushes a piston that turns a crank that spins a gear that make your wheels roll. And that is how that big piece of metal on rubber wheels is transformed into a moving ice cream truck .. and that rat better go down my street this time or I’m gonna … well, I’m gonna!

View wearing protective goggles

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Our Daily Challenge: Transform

Blue on Flickr.What?  How do you know it’s not sad and I just named it appropriately?  Maybe there’s only one beer in the fridge or his dog ran off and left him for some French Poodle.  Maybe he caught his wife cheating on him with the Mailman … Or the MailLADY even.  You don’t know.  Or I am just listening to Country Music.  
I swear all the words in them there songs are different but they say the same thing.
View whaling at the sad sad songs of Tammy Wynette
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Our Daily Challenge:  Metallic
Macro Monday:  Curves

Blue on Flickr.

What? How do you know it’s not sad and I just named it appropriately? Maybe there’s only one beer in the fridge or his dog ran off and left him for some French Poodle. Maybe he caught his wife cheating on him with the Mailman … Or the MailLADY even. You don’t know. Or I am just listening to Country Music.

I swear all the words in them there songs are different but they say the same thing.

View whaling at the sad sad songs of Tammy Wynette

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Our Daily Challenge: Metallic

Macro Monday: Curves

The Most Interesting Bunny In The World on Flickr.The Easter Bunny may not always drink beer, but when he does, he gets sh*tfaced on Duff Beer!
View … I’m soooooo sorry.  No Easter for you now.  He is going to be hunger over for weeks after this.
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Our Daily Challenge:  Pastel

The Most Interesting Bunny In The World on Flickr.

The Easter Bunny may not always drink beer, but when he does, he gets sh*tfaced on Duff Beer!

View … I’m soooooo sorry. No Easter for you now. He is going to be hunger over for weeks after this.

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Our Daily Challenge: Pastel

Under The Sea on Flickr.I realized much later after I threw my message in a bottle out to sea, I forgot the message part.  So I swam out as far as I could and began searching.  I glint of neon yellow caught my eye at the bottom of the ocean and I knew it had to be my message in a bottle and it must of sunk.  That or it was SpongeBob SquarePants doing the chicken dance in his underwear again.  (for all of you who said my last photo was creepy, get THAT image out of your head).  
The bottom of the sea was a good two feet down but I knew I could make it.  I pinched my nose, puffed out my cheeks, crossed my eyes and dove to the dark bottom of the ocean.  As my fingers brushed across the surface of the bottle, something pulled on my hair.  Quickly, I grabbed the neck of the bottle as I was yanked to the surface.  There I stood, in two feet of water and at least a good twenty feet from the beach, face to face with a little mermaid named Ariel.  “What the CENSORED do you think you are doing with my BLEEP CENSORED BLEEP BLEEP bottle” she hollers at me.  Well, I did what any gentleman would have done, I pulled her hair and tried to make a run for it.  She yelled after me that I ran like a girl, (Just so we are clear, EVERYONE runs like a girl in two feet of water) I turned to gesture to her that she was number one, I tripped.  She clawed at me, I slapped, she kicked, I bit.  For two days and three nights we rolled around the seas edge in an Epic Slap Battle before it finally ended when a man came out of nowhere on MY deserted Island and told us we had to pay for another day if we didn’t get all our stuff out of the hotel room by 11 am.
View picturing Spongebob Squarepants doing the Chicken Dance in his underwear
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Cliche Saturday HCS

Under The Sea on Flickr.

I realized much later after I threw my message in a bottle out to sea, I forgot the message part. So I swam out as far as I could and began searching. I glint of neon yellow caught my eye at the bottom of the ocean and I knew it had to be my message in a bottle and it must of sunk. That or it was SpongeBob SquarePants doing the chicken dance in his underwear again. (for all of you who said my last photo was creepy, get THAT image out of your head).

The bottom of the sea was a good two feet down but I knew I could make it. I pinched my nose, puffed out my cheeks, crossed my eyes and dove to the dark bottom of the ocean. As my fingers brushed across the surface of the bottle, something pulled on my hair. Quickly, I grabbed the neck of the bottle as I was yanked to the surface. There I stood, in two feet of water and at least a good twenty feet from the beach, face to face with a little mermaid named Ariel. “What the CENSORED do you think you are doing with my BLEEP CENSORED BLEEP BLEEP bottle” she hollers at me. Well, I did what any gentleman would have done, I pulled her hair and tried to make a run for it. She yelled after me that I ran like a girl, (Just so we are clear, EVERYONE runs like a girl in two feet of water) I turned to gesture to her that she was number one, I tripped. She clawed at me, I slapped, she kicked, I bit. For two days and three nights we rolled around the seas edge in an Epic Slap Battle before it finally ended when a man came out of nowhere on MY deserted Island and told us we had to pay for another day if we didn’t get all our stuff out of the hotel room by 11 am.

View picturing Spongebob Squarepants doing the Chicken Dance in his underwear

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Cliche Saturday HCS

Joe Kerr on Flickr.Dear Gotham,
If you would like to save your little city from the dark chaos that is coming, then bring me the Batman alive.  Not the “George Clooney” Batman or the “Val Kilmer” Batman, but the “Christian Bale” Batman.  You have 24 hours to comply or I will release my noxious gas into your  … what?  No.  I did not have bean burritos for lunch.  Not THAT gas, the NOXIOUS gas!  STOP SAYING MY GAS IS NOXIOUS!  Fine, you have 24 hours to comply or I will turn Batman into Ben Affleck!
Love,
Joe Kerr
View being saved from a Gassy Joker
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Our Daily Challenge:  Saved

Joe Kerr on Flickr.

Dear Gotham,

If you would like to save your little city from the dark chaos that is coming, then bring me the Batman alive. Not the “George Clooney” Batman or the “Val Kilmer” Batman, but the “Christian Bale” Batman. You have 24 hours to comply or I will release my noxious gas into your … what? No. I did not have bean burritos for lunch. Not THAT gas, the NOXIOUS gas! STOP SAYING MY GAS IS NOXIOUS! Fine, you have 24 hours to comply or I will turn Batman into Ben Affleck!

Love,
Joe Kerr

View being saved from a Gassy Joker

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Our Daily Challenge: Saved

The Message In The Bottle on Flickr.Stranded on a desert island, I found a bottle, a yellow piece of paper and a pen.  Excited at the chance to finally be rescued off this dreaded place I had been stuck on for over 20 minutes, I quickly grabbed the bottle, rolled the yellow paper up, stuck the paper in the bottle, chucked the bottle out to sea, waved good bye and good luck to the bottle, then grabbed the pen to write my message.  It shouldn’t be long now till I’m rescued.  I’m SO excited!
View waiting for your ship to come in
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Our Daily Challenge:  Bottle
#Flickr Friday:  #Yellow
Sliders Sunday:  HSS You all!

The Message In The Bottle on Flickr.

Stranded on a desert island, I found a bottle, a yellow piece of paper and a pen. Excited at the chance to finally be rescued off this dreaded place I had been stuck on for over 20 minutes, I quickly grabbed the bottle, rolled the yellow paper up, stuck the paper in the bottle, chucked the bottle out to sea, waved good bye and good luck to the bottle, then grabbed the pen to write my message. It shouldn’t be long now till I’m rescued. I’m SO excited!

View waiting for your ship to come in

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Our Daily Challenge: Bottle

#Flickr Friday: #Yellow

Sliders Sunday: HSS You all!

The Stripes Of A Fence on Flickr.The Coachella Valley Nature Preserve is an oasis in the middle of the desert. Natural spring water bubbles up from the ground and creates a remarkable world so different from it’s surrounding area. The fence is here is to keep it from running away.
View while … quick! It hopped the fence and is making an escape! Don’t let it get away!!!
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Comp Corner: Stripes

The Stripes Of A Fence on Flickr.

The Coachella Valley Nature Preserve is an oasis in the middle of the desert. Natural spring water bubbles up from the ground and creates a remarkable world so different from it’s surrounding area. The fence is here is to keep it from running away.

View while … quick! It hopped the fence and is making an escape! Don’t let it get away!!!

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Comp Corner: Stripes

Stop Buggin Me on Flickr.At around one inch long, I would of missed this guy in the wind and blowing sand had he not kept flying in front of me repeatedly and landing at my feet.  Finally, I knelt down in the sand and got as close as I could and took his photo.  Then I wondered aloud if they really DO taste like chicken.  That’s when he stood up on his hind legs and ran like a road runner across the hot desert sand dunes leaving only a trail of dust floating in his wake.
View getting ready for dinner
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Our Daily Challenge:  Bug

Stop Buggin Me on Flickr.

At around one inch long, I would of missed this guy in the wind and blowing sand had he not kept flying in front of me repeatedly and landing at my feet. Finally, I knelt down in the sand and got as close as I could and took his photo. Then I wondered aloud if they really DO taste like chicken. That’s when he stood up on his hind legs and ran like a road runner across the hot desert sand dunes leaving only a trail of dust floating in his wake.

View getting ready for dinner

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Our Daily Challenge: Bug

Teeth on Flickr.This is a photo of Mrs Pacman after she wakes up in the morning but before she puts on any make up.  It’s also the reason I always let her win. 
View sawing logs.

Teeth on Flickr.

This is a photo of Mrs Pacman after she wakes up in the morning but before she puts on any make up. It’s also the reason I always let her win.

View sawing logs.

The Scream Of The Small Folding Saw on Flickr.Born long ago in a land far from here, the small folding saw seen many things.  From branches to trees and the hands of a thousand people, it has labored through life and become wise in it’s old age.  
Only to be used by me to cut pickles for my salad.  
View while eating salad.  
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Our Daily Challenge:  Folded

The Scream Of The Small Folding Saw on Flickr.

Born long ago in a land far from here, the small folding saw seen many things. From branches to trees and the hands of a thousand people, it has labored through life and become wise in it’s old age.

Only to be used by me to cut pickles for my salad.

View while eating salad.

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Our Daily Challenge: Folded