Saturday, September 29, 2007

Beware The Pepperazzi

Pepper? Just Take It With A Grain Of Salt

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Since this week's Photo Hunt subject is "Original", I was tossing up between several images. Then I decided to kick up my heels and have some fun, indulging in my own originality. I decided to twist a very common word - paparazzi.

The word "paparazzi" gained common acceptance in the English language after the release of the movie "La Dolce Vita". Marcello Rubini, played by Marcello Mastroianni, is a gossip writer who hangs out with opportunistic photographers who take pictures of celebrities and sell them to the tabloids.

So I dug out all the pepper I could find in the house ... and some of the cameras as well!

56 comments:

Merisi said...

Now I understand: Pepparazzi are not peppermilling around, they go for the grinds! :-)

Expat Traveler said...

VERY COOL! And a good morning to you there... A colleague is leaving tomorrow to visit you..well your country...

ellen b said...

You are cracking me up!

Nap Warden said...

Very clever!

.:mar said...

Oh, wonderfully original, I love it!
Happy weekend!
cheers :)

A. said...

*Very* clever! And original of course.

Corey~living and loving said...

wonderfully original idea. :)

hana said...

that's really an original entry!

happy weekend!

Queen Of My Domain said...

Oh that is a very clever idea you had. I enjoyed the fun that you had with it. Happy Hunting.

PowersTwinB said...

Very original!! I like your take on the theme, that in itself is original! My photo is up early too, please come and visit

jams o donnell said...

Damn, someone beat me to the paparazzi milling about pun! Great shot. Have a great weekend

Carver said...

What a fun idea and very original. I am enjoying this weeks theme.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

LOVE it, David! This one's a keeper!

(and the next time I get down about something, feel free to e-mail me the picture as a reminder!)

Simple Journeys said...

Now that is original thinking! And it did make me smile! :)

tegdirb92 said...

that is so clever and original. Happy Saturday!

karoline said...

that's a very spicy photo david! you are tuff competition..



k;p

Katney said...

There is nothing new under the sun, but it takes a creative mind to take the ordinary and put it together in such an original composition.

etteY said...

funny take on the theme! :D

Jhoaniquing said...

that's original style of taking picture.lol Happy weekend!
mine is up as well.

Yen said...

Nice one! Very original indeed;)
Mines up as well!

jmb said...

I always thought the name of the photographer was Paparazzo in Dolce Vita and that's where it came from.
Well you had fun and have entertained us with your original idea.

Lin said...

You get the big appreciation hug for that one. Then again, your wit is rarely anything to sneeze at.

And many thanks for the kindly mention of my Light entry.

Katya said...

What a totally clever and awesomely original entry for the theme! I LOVE the idea of Pepparazzi...that can conjure up so many different visuals!!!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

That is definitely originality. Love how you put the twist in it. Great idea and have a wonderful weekend.

Mama Bear June said...

That is quite funny! Great choice for the hunt this week!
Photo Hunters

Akelamalu said...

Very clever David! :)

Dragonheart said...

LOL! :D Very cool. :) What an original take on the theme!

My original photo.

captain lifecruiser said...

WEll, from now on I'm going to cal them Pepperazzi!!! 'giggles*

Excellent -and fun interpreted. You're a true original with original ideas and that is worth gold. As in the gold coast.

david mcmahon said...

Ah, Merisi,

You win that pun contest with a knockout!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Expat Traveller,

Enjoyed your site as well. I'll roll out the red carpet for your colleague!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Ellen,

Thank you so much. There's always scope for some fun!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Nap Warden,

And I enjoyed your site as well. Thank you for that comment.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Mar,

Thank you. So glad you liked it. Have a great weekend

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi A,

Thank you very much for the tick of approval.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Corey,

Thank you so much. I enjoyed setting it up!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Hana,

Thank you. The idea suddenly sprang into my head!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Queen,

Thank you. I enjoyed your blog as well.

It's all about having fun, isn;t it!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Powerstwinb,

Yours was a great display too, very reminescent of Tabitha in Bewitched.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Jams,

Merisi's always quick off the mark. I enjoyed my visit (again) to your blog too!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Carver,

Thank you. I did like your shot too. This week really was a test of original thinking.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Thank you Susan,

So glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I'll email it to you any time I think you need it!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Simple Journeys,

I'm so glad it made you smile. Do keep in touch.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi tegdirb92

Thank you very much. I'm glad you appreciated it.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Karoline,

I wish I'd thought of that line! You are very quick with those clever rejoinders.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Katney,

You have no idea how I value that comment. Many thanks for the vey kind words.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Ettey,

Thank you. It's all about having fun, really.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Jhoaniquing,

Thank you, I;m so glad you liked it. Will check out yours shortly.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Yen,

Thank you. Will visit your post too.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Lin,

Thank you very much for the big appreciation hug. And I doff my cap to your swift wit!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Katya,

Thank you. I'm glad you liked the shot and the spirit of fun behind it!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi kissedalotatoads,

Glad you liked the entry. Means a lot.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi mamabearjune,

Thank you. I'm so glad it brought you a smile or two!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Akelamalu,

Thank you. I'm so glad you liked the idea.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Dragonheart,

The idea suddenly popped into my head. I'm glad you liked it.

Keep smiling

David

TeacherJulie said...

Pepperazzi, nice original one, David.

Have a great week (is it almost halfway through your Sunday there now?) :)

Lynette said...

Now that's original for sure. Tell me, please, about Photo Hunt. Your photo has made me curious.