Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Samsung Camera Never Lies: "School House Rock"

Though I'm a big fan of alternative rock and the occasional heavy metal, this isn't a tribute to Metallica, Coldplay, U2 or the Beatles. Not even Hoobastank, Creed, P.O.D., Kings of Leon or Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Although I have fond memories of this educational short clip while growing up, I'm not talking about this either. Ah, these were the days when TV did more than just rot your brains out.

Actually, this is about these damn, mysterious rocks I have always seen in front of elementary, middle and high schools. Usually not colleges. I guess it isn't cool when you're in college. But what is the fixation with kids, schools and these megaliths.

These rocks baffle me. I wonder if they have been placed there since the beginning of time (of the school) by some mysterious agent (P.T.A.) and what is their true purpose.

They are often painted with names celebrating birthdays, graduations, events or random details. And they're always covered in hypnotic, multi-colored paint. Their meaning is more elusive than trying to find good television shows on cable these days. More confusing than trying to keep up with rational thoughts in the current health debate. And more mysterious than the WMDs we never found in Iraq since 2001.

I remember that even this new school I saw going up over the summer already got a rock within the first week of opening. Isn't that a bit odd? Who decides that a rock is missing or needs to be at a particular school? I even wondered if the same guys that did the job at Stonehenge or on Easter Island had their hands in this.

These rocks do seem to come out of nowhere and their purpose is unknown. They remind me of some TV shows, a few politicians and Levi Johnston. Until I figure this out, I guess I'm stuck between a rock and a bad phase.

The 'Samsung Camera Never Lies' Series is a collection of varied, entertaining, random, interesting, amusing and at times outright hilarious images and pictures. Everything seen is as seen through the lens of a Samsung SGH-T819 phone. All rights reserved to crazy Dave "Loose Cannon" Wills. The events and characters portrayed or seen herein are indeed non-fictitious and have all basis in reality. Hence no real identities or identifying marks, logos or symbols will be seen. Do enjoy this amusing, interesting, occasional 400 word or less, 2 pictures or more mobile chronicle. Do feel free to comment, remark or simply leave your 2 cents worth.

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bananas. said...

yea i don't get them but great photos anyhow...must be the camera :)

Jill said...

Weird! I never saw any.
I thought of one of your older posts today because I hit the "next Blog" button and came across tons of baby blogs! I thought they were supposed to be similar blogs from the one that you were reading? I don't want to see everyone's children really on the internet...

The Peach Tart said...

I've never seen this phenomenon. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

Dave "Loose Cannon" Wills said...

>bananas.: Neither do I. Yeah it's all the camera. Lol.

>jill: There all over NC/SC. And I think there may be an ongoing conspiracy to change all blogs to children/baby blogs. There are way too many...

>the peach tart: You're lucky too! I did..awesome time! I know yours was great also...

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