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Say “Gotcha, Sucka!”…


Armed with his Canon 5D and his new Lensbaby lens, photographer Duane Kerzic set out to win Amtrak’s annual photo contest this week, hoping to win $1,000 in travel vouchers and have his photo published in Amtrak’s annual calendar.

He ended up getting arrested by Amtrak police; handcuffed to a wall in a holding cell inside New York City’s Penn Station, accused of criminal trespass…  Obviously, there is a lack of communication between Amtrak’s marketing department, which promotes the annual contest, called Picture Our Trains, and its police department, which has a history of harassing photographers for photographing these same trains.

from Carlos Miller (see also here)

As we re-read our Kafka, we might recall that on this date in 1929, in Brussels, Tintin and his dog Snowy boarded a train for Moscow. For Tintin this was the beginning of a great adventure. For the author and artist Hergé this was the real start of his career:  the first Tintin comic– The Red Sea Sharks— was published 80 years ago today.  Over 200 million issues of comic books featuring Tintin have been published and translated in 40 languages.


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January 10, 2009 at 1:01 am

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