Monday, January 15, 2018

Crazy Like A Fox

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Think how proud Dr. King would be to see so many black people in Congress today. Well okay, he might have a problem with some of them who got there solely on the basis of the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. I don’t want to mention any names (Maxine Waters) but I think (Elijah Cummings) you know (Sheila Jackson Lee) who (Keith Ellison) they (Kamela Harris) are (John Conyers-emeritus). 

Today will come as a disappointment for those who became accustomed to it being presided over by Obama for the past 8 years.

polls_obama_christ_3725_892917_answer_2_xlargeThe Democrats Black Jesus – photo-shopped, in every sense of the word

Which brings me back to yesterday’s story of the day: the incompetent photographer hired by the Pam and Dave Zaring family.  I know we discussed this yesterday but I hadn’t done any research yet and wasn’t sure if it was a hoax or just another case of everybody-gets-a-trophy. Turns out it is in fact the later. The family swears “this is most definitely NOT a joke” and paid $250 for the photos. The problem? According to their “professional” photographer “She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos.” Apparently her professor never taught her not to shoot with mid-day sun directly overhead either. Or how to use the Google machine. But no problem: as long as you try your best, right?

family photo2Mom, Dad and kids

familyGrandma and grandsons

And apparently trying is as good as doing because according to the family Facebook post, they actually paid her for this “best effort.”

Ok. This is NOT a joke. We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $2-250 for a family photo shoot. Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us....Feel free to share I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS!!!!! You can't make this stuff up.....again, this is NOT a joke - final product

I really don’t think you should encourage incompetence like that. Next thing you know, some amateur artist will try to “fix up” a priceless fresco. Oh wait…


Although in the case of the Jesus fresco the sensational story was actually fake news; the restoration took longer than the elderly artist planned and she left it a work-in-progress to go on vacation. She returned to a firestorm. For the rest of the story (with happy ending) go here.

Today’s Take Aways:

  1. Reach for the stars but know your limitations
  2. Do not pay for incompetence, it just encourages more of it
  3. Don’t accept money for your incompetence, sometimes your best effort is not good enough. Try harder.
  4. Just because the media calls you incompetent doesn’t make it so.

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