The heat can get to you down there in Texas – and it appears that long, drawn out school board meeting can affect you as well. El Paso Photog, “Little Joe” Najera, decided to contribute to the internet “planking” meme and shared his shots.
I’m sure he’s not the only one, so feel free to share your favorite stakeout boredom.
Hulu.com ran an April Fools Joke with a retro look at what their site MIGHT look like back in 1996 – complete with the dial-up modem when you view a clip. Some of the flashing text and “Best Viewed in Netscape Navigator” are jokes that only web design geeks like myself would appreciate, but it did get me thinking.
b-roll.net started in February of 1996 and has evolved quite a bit since then. Thanks to the Internet Archives and their “Way Back Machine” I’ve been able to bring us a look at b-roll.net in 1999. Check it out at: http://b-roll.net/old. Be aware that not all links will work – and you may feel yourself being pulled into a time-travel wormhole.
Back in the early 2000’s (what do we call the decade?), b-roll.net was known for a famous group of gorgeous women – collectively dubbed the b-roll GIRLS.
Kimberlea, Kathy, Trista and Shelly were all hardworking television professionals whose work in the business was as beautiful as they are. Some of the “GIRLS” have moved on to other careers, but at least half of them are still lifting a camera on a daily basis.
The regularly appearing photos were retired back in 2004, but a mention on the b-roll.net FORUM made me think to bring back the archives.
I can easily be convinced to put on a monkey suit – every now and then. It’s a nice change of pace from my daily uniform. So, I was secretly excited when my wife asked if we could go to the Radio / Television Corespondents Dinner. This annual DC tradition brings together network journalists from all over for a big party.
It’s known as the “Junior Prom,” as it is overshadowed by the more exclusive “White House Corespondents Dinner,” coming up later this spring, but that didn’t stop us from having a blast and doing a little star-gazing. Ted Koppel and Bob Schieffer walked by during cocktails. The D-List, Kathy Griffin, joined the fun. And, many congressman made the rounds.
Clare got her photo taken withMiss America and I interrupted Bill O’Reilly long enough to take a picture. No one would sit at Senator Lieberman‘s table (political metaphor, anyone). And, in the end we got within 4 feet of the VP.
It was a great night to play with the “big wigs,” but also nice to lose the maitre d’ duds and go back to the “photog” life today. Don’t worry – the b-roll.net BASH will NEVER be a “black tie” events.