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Challenge: Humor II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Poway, CA
Date: Nov 28, 2004
Aperture: F2.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2004

One Flatbed Scanner, a 40 mile drive around San Diego County to search for a suitable stuffed animal to "sacrifice", a little creativity and we have a Cat Scan.
NOTE: No real animals were hurt or abused in any way during this.
LOL

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 112
Avg (all users): 6.9916
Avg (commenters): 7.9737
Avg (participants): 6.8421
Avg (non-participants): 7.0613
Views since voting: 51041
Views during voting: 582
Votes: 239
Comments: 94
Favorites: 23 (view)


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08/03/2007 08:22:01 PM
Originally posted by scalvert:

Just to be fair to the others, you should consider working without a battery in the camera. ;-)


Funny, coming from you. ;)

Great shot, Brad. Even three years later.
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03/14/2005 06:37:27 PM
Seem to recall seeing this one before in a cartoon
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12/09/2004 04:32:33 AM
Excellent.
Brilliant use of cat!
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12/08/2004 08:50:23 PM
fun..

cats are furry
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12/08/2004 08:12:11 PM
I would like to offer an apology if I have rubbed anybody the wrong way. Every winner deserves its ribbon. It is the nature of the voting. I just think people are on the wrong track here. Yes, it fits the subject perfectly and is indeed "teh funny", but nothing more.
BradP has shot some great photographs, and won well deserved ribbons, but this one is not one of them. :)
So lighten up, and take some photos, I know I will try to do that...
J.
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12/08/2004 08:05:13 PM
Ok, 2nd try. I wrote quite a long post about 1 1/2 2 hrs ago but it disappeard during post. so now I copy and paste into notepad before posting.

First: congrats Brad,
you ribbon hog :)

Second: I think I can see both sides of this debate.
Like Apollo2077 and jonr said the photo is a bit "flat" If you look at it from an kinda artsy perspective you see what I mean. It's very centered (L/R and T/B), the light is flat and not interesting and the BG is featureless (almost non-existent).
BUT: for this challenge this photo is perfect - well we already knew that from the blue ribbon :) - it's to the point, easy to understand if you've ever heard of a Computed Axial Tomography scan (actually the title of your photo should be CAT scan) and the BG does not interfer with the punch line.

You post:
Originally posted by BradP:

...snip...
If you have suggestions, please offer them. I have no way to better my photographs without your help.


OK, I have some on the BG:
Make it look medical or like a hospital. Use a white (sterile looking) BG with medical props: needles, syringes, stetoscopes etc. Have some lab technicians - no not the ones CJ had doing the lab test :) - in the BG, preferably OOF unless you get DrJones to lend you a hand with models. If the scanner has a button to push, have a gloved (white latex gloves) hand pushing the button.

Of course the problem with a BG like that is that is becomes cluttered and draws attention from the main subject, so maybe the black was the best choice. BTW how did you make it so completely black?

I did not enter this challenge since I couldn't think of anything that would work. My sense of humour is more verbal (puns, one-liners, wordplay etc) but not so visual and I had problems with that. But you showed me the way: classic one-liners, just like a cartoon. So if I can visualise something that could be in The Farside then it'll probably work. (or simply photograph something out of the farside, hmm..... interesting idea).
Now I have one idea that could work, except it's about 2 weeks too late :(

Congrats again
and keep up the good work

ps sorry about the long post

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12/08/2004 04:46:29 PM
Congratulations on your win Brad - that's great!, however I will have to agree with Jon in this instance. Although it is a very funny picture, I feel that it comes across a bit on the "flat" side to me. I can understand why it won, but I also feel that if you took a step back and tried to analyse the picture, you will see what Jon is talking about. I have to admit Jon may have chosen a more delicate way of putting it though!! Congrats again!

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12/08/2004 12:30:44 PM
Originally posted by BradP:

Originally posted by jonr:


Yes, it is funny. But this is photography contest, not humour. :/

I will try in the future to buy some better equipment, like a softbox or two, reflectors, umbrellas, multiple strobes, better backdrop materials and perhaps even a better camera.
Perhaps I should have shot this on the desk with all the clutter, or yet a white background to cut back on the light/dark contrasts.
Perhaps I should have cropped this differently too. I tried to make sure it wasn't static and dead center and at least my eyes are naturally drawn to the green light which falls in the realm of thirds.

If you have suggestions, please offer them. I have no way to better my photographs without your help.


yes i has a suggestion- Offer to meet jonr at a coffee shop then HIT HIM HARD, then if u feel like it HIT HIM AGAIN.....
repeat untill u feel like he has had enough and you are happy.....Then HIT HIM FOR ME!

great shot i like it and its funny so ignor others.
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12/08/2004 12:28:12 PM
Congratulations! This is way funny. I saw it during the voting (didn't vote this time), and just started laughing. Combined with the picture that came in #2, this is just great!
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12/08/2004 12:01:12 PM
Originally posted by jonr:


Yes, it is funny. But this is photography contest, not humour. :/

I will try in the future to buy some better equipment, like a softbox or two, reflectors, umbrellas, multiple strobes, better backdrop materials and perhaps even a better camera.
Perhaps I should have shot this on the desk with all the clutter, or yet a white background to cut back on the light/dark contrasts.
Perhaps I should have cropped this differently too. I tried to make sure it wasn't static and dead center and at least my eyes are naturally drawn to the green light which falls in the realm of thirds.

If you have suggestions, please offer them. I have no way to better my photographs without your help.
12/08/2004 11:31:21 AM
Originally posted by mavrik:

Dear Jon,

Your lack of understanding why this won is why he has 9 ribbons and you have zero. :)

It was the best humor shot.

M


Yes, it is funny. But this is photography contest, not humour. :/
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12/08/2004 11:17:19 AM
Dear Jon,

Your lack of understanding why this won is why he has 9 ribbons and you have zero. :)

It was the best humor shot.

M
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12/08/2004 05:22:46 AM
I was unable to vote in this challenge but "Congrats again" Brad. So funny that the top two in this round are a Cat and Mouse game both related to the Mystical Brad ;)
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12/08/2004 02:30:11 AM
well deserved the blue in my opinion.. my only niggles was the fact that the tail needed to be put under a tiny bit but hey... worthy of blue.
As for jons comment - I am flabbergasted
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12/07/2004 11:04:21 PM
Originally posted by jonr:

How could this photo win? Centered object, on black. What a breakthrough in photographic art! Even the lightning is boring!
I am flabbergasted!

Thank you for the kind words Jón!
12/07/2004 07:23:45 PM
How could this photo win? Centered object, on black. What a breakthrough in photographic art! Even the lightning is boring!
I am flabbergasted!
12/07/2004 07:39:44 AM
Congratulations! (again) I am going to suggest a button with pre-defined congratulatory text called "Congratulate Brad" when leaving a comment. Now have to type it so many times ;-)

Message edited by author 2004-12-07 07:54:08.
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12/07/2004 05:23:22 AM
Congratulations Brad. Great idea and well worth the 40 mile drive around the town. Hope you will eventually sew the parts back together, and give this doggy a big hug for being such a brave model. Tee, hee.

cloverstar (TL)
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12/06/2004 06:55:08 PM
hehehehehehe!!! so funny! congrats on blue!
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12/06/2004 06:07:39 PM
Congrats again, this is my favorite this challenge but certainly even more humerous with the Red Ribbon Winner! Great Job... nice job of snagging the bait without tripping the trap:)
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12/06/2004 12:57:48 PM
LoL congrats man!
So Matt is a dog! haha poor thing :)
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12/06/2004 11:42:06 AM
Thanks for the votes and all the comments.
This finish could not have been funnier - it was better than the individual pictures! Thamer: ((hug)) - you deserve it!

I had hoped it would end up with the mousetrap to the right and was even better with a Blue & Red finish!
Sorry to have duped everyone here. I desperately tried to find a cat, but none were to be found that had suitable limbs & tail. Matt BTW, will be taking up residence in my home, and will be cared for properly - LOL

Message edited by author 2004-12-07 13:36:41.
12/06/2004 11:14:08 AM
ROFL..Congrats!
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12/06/2004 10:51:54 AM
Funny shot! Did you ever see //www.cat-scan.com ? I think that site is taken down. It was one of the funniest sites on the web! I miss it :) I have 5 cats, but never once got a good scan of my kiddies.
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12/06/2004 09:21:37 AM
Well, if - like you say - it's a stuffed animal as opposed to a cuddly toy then you're actually quite a sicko. : )

Excellent gag by Clubjuggle too! :D

Reminds me of when I went my snowboarding acouple of years back and my dear old cat became gravely sick. I came back to a £950 vet bill!! More than twice the cost of my trip (excluding beer). The poor old fella died in my arms that weekend too. :(
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12/06/2004 08:48:29 AM
HEhehehe.. I knew this would win!! :-) Congrats on a funny shot!
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12/06/2004 07:34:11 AM
Congratulations Brad. You have done it again with a simple but effective idea and escaped the trap. Keep it up.
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12/06/2004 07:31:19 AM
Great shot Brad, What did the scan look like? Van
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12/06/2004 06:13:15 AM
Interesting you received a 1 from someone. Must have been a cat lover!! Congrats on your well deserved 1st place ribbon.
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12/06/2004 04:07:54 AM
Stuffed animal?? I'm taking my vote back! ;-) Congrats!
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12/06/2004 03:35:28 AM
Very well done Brad.
Congratulations.
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12/06/2004 02:55:27 AM
congrats Mr P on a very funny shot and a job well done. i can strongly sympathise with the anguish of violently butchering a poorly, CUTE, defenceless wittle soft animal - my bunny suffered the same way for the sake of art. the guilt should be overwhelming, but when the result is as rib-tickling funny as the above, i think it's entirely justified. all you need is to find a willing old lady to make the suitable repairs to poor old matt.

again, well done!

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12/06/2004 02:33:47 AM
Well I guess we can ribbon you for the joke, any suggestions onthe colour.?
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

A man runs into the vet's office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead.

The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion. The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog's body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail poking and sniffing the dog's body and finally looks at the vet and meows. The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead too."

The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead. The vet brings in a black Labrador. The lab sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, and finally looks at the vet and barks. The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead too."

The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, "$650." "$650 to tell me my dog is dead?" exclaimed the man.... "Well," the vet replies, "I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. But with the cat scan and the lab test...
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12/06/2004 02:31:04 AM
well I told you so, Us Kiwis have that same sense of humour, congratulations it is a fine win,. Now, has anyone seen Taringa My ginger cat?.
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12/06/2004 02:02:35 AM
Come on Brad, be fair!

I think that there needs to be an ammendment to the rules concerning anonymity in Brad's case, I mean it's bad enough to see that Brad has won yet another ribbon without having salt rubbed into my wounds by the fact that it was my highest vote given in the contest!

Well done Brad....AGAIN!!! ;)
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12/06/2004 12:57:42 AM
congrats, def the funniest one!
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12/06/2004 12:30:05 AM
ROFL...Brad, this is just too funny and the placement of your pic and thamer's pic couldn't be more hilarious! congrats on another blue ribbon. *hugs*
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12/06/2004 12:27:12 AM
As usual, very clever and creative including play of words. Congratulations.
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12/06/2004 12:26:18 AM
Oh man that's funny! Especially considering the 2nd place photo. Congrats Brad.
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12/06/2004 12:21:17 AM
Great shot!!! One of the few thatactually made me smile!
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12/06/2004 12:20:01 AM
A man runs into the vet's office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead.

The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion. The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog's body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail poking and sniffing the dog's body and finally looks at the vet and meows. The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead too."

The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead. The vet brings in a black Labrador. The lab sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, and finally looks at the vet and barks. The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead too."

The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, "$650." "$650 to tell me my dog is dead?" exclaimed the man.... "Well," the vet replies, "I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. But with the cat scan and the lab test...
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12/06/2004 12:17:46 AM
Well I'll be. I can't believe this was yours. You ARE hot. Congratualtions on another well deserved win. This was so clever, Brad.
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12/06/2004 12:17:13 AM
Congrats on the win...but you know that was so cruel to chop up Matt. You should have given him to some toddler and waited a few hours the results would have been amazingly the same with a little dirt added for effect...lol...excellent entry.
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12/06/2004 12:08:20 AM
nice going...
again...:p

your comments are funny to there really is something wrong about doing that...to think it could've been some poor kids toy, but u got to it frist.

nice shot u diserve the blue.
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12/06/2004 12:03:32 AM
Just to be fair to the others, you should consider working without a battery in the camera. ;-) Congrats on another feather in your cap. Yer gettin' close to a whole bird!
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12/06/2004 12:02:58 AM
ROFL, what can I say Brad? THIS IS HALARIOUS! Congrats :)
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12/06/2004 12:02:32 AM
Wow Brad: you are hot. Congratulations again on your blue. You sure know how to lead the pack.
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12/06/2004 12:02:29 AM
I didn't submit or vote, but I did peruse and literally laughed out loud when I saw this. It brightened the day of a few of my reps at work as well. SO thanks and congrats on your Blue! RoB
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12/06/2004 12:01:47 AM
Looks like the trap didn't work. Congrats on another ribbon =).
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12/06/2004 12:01:37 AM
Congratulations, this was a great entry
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2004 11:58:14 PM
I've used this joke several times, but didn't even think of it for the challenge. Well done, and great lighting! 10
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12/05/2004 10:02:43 PM
Nice shot brad....
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12/05/2004 09:25:10 PM
A stroke of genius. This is a rib buster. A very likey winner of a ribbon. Will return for final evalution and final vote. Likely ribbon. Bumping higher,
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12/05/2004 05:12:41 PM
Photographically handled rather well but the "cat scan" as subjectmatter for humor has become rather trite.
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12/05/2004 12:48:50 PM
Verry funny!!!
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12/05/2004 12:38:27 AM
A+ for humor. Poor cat. LOL
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12/04/2004 08:35:58 PM
Hehehe.... Excellent!
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12/04/2004 02:52:03 AM
! Very, very cool... One of the few photos that made me laugh out loud when I saw it the first time. Well done, a 9 for rme..
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12/03/2004 12:00:29 PM
Great "first impression" impact, my choice for blue. A closer look reveals flaws (eg, tail not attached to a body!), but to little detriment. Fun & wacky photo.
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12/02/2004 11:01:10 PM
Very cute concept/title and good capture. Would be better of course with a real cat, but logistically difficult to arrange!
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12/02/2004 07:38:35 PM
good idea , made me laugh 6
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12/02/2004 04:14:56 PM
cute!
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12/02/2004 02:02:42 PM
very funny idea :)
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12/02/2004 11:02:10 AM
This one is just too funny, I'm still having a hoot after 3 days. Great job!
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12/02/2004 05:53:53 AM
At last, one that made me laugh. 10
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12/01/2004 10:23:02 PM
Very clever. Made me smile.
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12/01/2004 05:59:40 PM
Wow. Simple but very very funny. Well composed and shot. Good quality work.
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11/30/2004 10:29:18 PM
ROFLMAO. Right among my favorites for the challenge.
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11/30/2004 08:48:52 PM
funny...i cant tell if the cat is real or not though
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11/30/2004 07:10:56 PM
creative, humorous, well done...10 my favorite this challenge.
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11/30/2004 06:32:07 PM
lol, funny idea :)
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11/30/2004 05:17:37 PM
Great play on words, it works so well with the black background. Well Done, the funniest one in the challenge! 10/10

Just had news that I have to have a scan for Prostate Cancer...man, I had to laugh...when I get there next week will be p***ing myself. You have made my day, can I give 11.
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11/30/2004 04:34:03 PM
LOL. Great one. Great composition
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11/30/2004 02:09:43 PM
I love this! Definately my favorite... I about lost my drink out my nose when I saw the thumbnail! Congrats!!
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11/30/2004 02:07:17 PM
hahaha!!
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11/30/2004 01:25:06 PM
Terribly funny,6
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11/30/2004 12:56:30 PM
Definitely made me chuckle. I had to, of course, make sure this was only a stuffed critter.
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11/30/2004 10:25:03 AM
hilarious
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11/30/2004 03:52:47 AM
This is the funniest shot in the challenge and the shot came out really well. Nice job!
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11/30/2004 03:30:16 AM
One of the funniest in the challenge, and very nicely taken too. The green light is a nice touch. More cats should be scanned this way!
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11/29/2004 11:57:57 PM
oh! NOT funny :(

okay, kind of funny since you used a stuffed cat ;-)
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11/29/2004 11:11:22 PM
Very funny. It is purrrfect (forgive the pun, but hey, if anyone can appreciate a pun, you can.) The fact that the light is on inside the scanner adss a great touch. Nice shot.
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11/29/2004 09:08:51 PM
I'd have to say that overall this is the most creative, Humerous, and best photographed entry in the challenge. Congratulations!
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11/29/2004 06:40:10 PM
Good one!
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11/29/2004 04:31:58 PM
Very, very clever. GREAT shot also. BOL P.S. I hope the head isn't cut off of the (stuffed) cat to make it fit?!
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11/29/2004 03:25:51 PM
Poor kitty. Very funny take on a cliche pun.
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11/29/2004 11:47:24 AM
Ah...yes...the wonders of medical technology! 8
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11/29/2004 09:46:50 AM
:) Great idea. Really like this one.
But I just wish that some paws / claws were seen (just to make it look a bit more unpleasent than it already is) . I think it would be worth trying it again with a more realistic looking one.
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11/29/2004 06:29:48 AM
This one made me laugh, IMO it's the best in the challenge - well done!
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11/29/2004 06:07:48 AM
Ah, now we're talking. This is hilarious!
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11/29/2004 03:21:04 AM
I havnt laughed so much since the dog bit the minister, This has got all theingredients of a good shot, using a simple phrase and tuning it around, very slick, This has to be a ribbon entry, I would vote this a 10
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11/29/2004 02:15:57 AM
hehe, nice

great idea this is a cool idea sticks out in a (so far) rather bland challenge(as far as other submittions).
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11/29/2004 12:31:15 AM
A funny take on the term. Lighting looks good and I like the slight green glow too, makes it look more realistic! Hopefully no cat was harmed in the production of the image.
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11/29/2004 12:29:19 AM
This is my favorite of the challenge! Well shot and funny. 10
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