Friday, April 15, 2005

Pirates of the High Street:

Yarr! I'm not sure why this picture is red, but it's an ingenious piece of photoshoppery.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Report details schooling choices:

"More parents in Glasgow send their children to schools beyond city council boundaries than anywhere else in Scotland." Leaving all the Glasgow schools empty? We can only guess.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Engineers turn to 'soft offices':

Caption: "'There is no doubt that if you take average office, they have lots of hard straight surfaces which are terrible for noise ... It is a playground for noise' -- Mark Richardson, Blum"

This is just one giant WTF. The article is about how noisy office environments are, and what changes can be made to furniture and decoration to reduce the noise. They have two good pictures: one of panelling for absorbing noise, and one of a regular office filled with filing cabinets and other non-absorbing materials. Then, while someone was raiding the stock photography archives for those two, they came across this one and for some reason decided to include it, too.

Maybe she can't stand 'teh PAIN!' of being involved in such a shocking stock photography incident, or maybe she's distressed at being captioned with some random guy's quote. Or maybe I'm mistaken, and this really is a picture of Mark Richardson. Hmm, somehow I doubt it.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Global voices speak through blogs:

Caption: "Newspapers are the traditional way to find out what is going on"

Well, it's good that the BBC found a photograph which relates to the article so well, and could give it such an informative caption.

Brown "could stay as chancellor":

Caption: "There has been intense speculation over a Blair-Brown rift"


Tech firms in court over music piracy:

Caption: "The challenge is to find equitable ways to share the creations of the gifted"

Olympias, Philip, and Alexander? The gifted? What?

Secretive employers 'on thin ice':

The lopsided photographer strikes again! The photo filename is "office_elvis_203". Perhaps the employers are secretly harbouring Elvis?!

Monday, April 04, 2005

Blair's poll date thinking:

I'm thinking, was the photographer drunk? Did the camera go off by mistake?

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Call for 'fairer' terror trials:

Caption: "Three special advocates have resigned over the restrictions"

Awful, awful Photoshop work. And are the special advocates really statues of Themis?

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Net fingerprints combat attacks:

Caption: Net firms hope to escape the worst of attacks.

I see what you did there, Mr BBC Stock Photo Man. Very funny! I laughed!