Friday, December 29, 2006

Holidaze Update

Staying current on your entries has been difficult as we Memes took Bindi and Bobcat to the Holy Land for Christmas. We felt they ought to see all that Bethlehem can offer behind it's massive steel gate. "Come see the skeleton of the Baby Jesus. Only 5 dollars!" A quality experience to be sure. Lifelong secular humanist they now are.

Then we had to dash to 125th Street in NYC to pay our respects to Godfather Brown and now we must make our way to DC to view Jerry Ford. We never knew him, but had known the welcoming refuge of Betty Ford and her 'camps' where we have hidden out on occasion until the heat died down. And next we have to scoot to Baghdad for ummm...we just do.

But this, as it is said, neither here nor there, we only want to say before we dash off again...


Or mailbox was filled with messages from our cabal of Shamers who monitor such things in our extended absences.

We have some comments about your multiple wins.

Do you honestly believe your images are so much better than you fellow photomeme participants? Or do you think WE think so? This voting situation has got to have attention paid to it. But are you to blame, Sir? We think not. Surely simply because you, your Mom, the office girl and your postman all vote for you, you are propelled to victory. So who do we blame?

Your fellow photo meme participants who do not vote and allow this to go unchallenged.

The photo meme moderators who set up the sites and contests and do not moderate while their contests become less and less meaningful. (As opposed to those ruthless bastards at Macroday)

And ourselves, for not providing adequate guidance and education. But this will be remedied. Stay tuned.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Anyone seen our banana?

Thieving gits.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Long time, no Shamings

It’s been a relatively quiet month here at Shame Headquarters, what with photo memes dropping like flies and you lot actually starting to think before you hit that ‘submit’ button. We’ve been grateful for the break, given the time we’ve had to invest in all that weightlessness training. In the end, we had to send Bob-Cat up in the shuttle alone in his little monkey suit since neither Shame nor myself do nights.

Nevertheless, although the latest themes have generally been the catch-all-can’t-go-wrong type (‘action’, ‘orange’, ‘trees’ blah blah blah; post something stupid for one of these and we KNOW you’re just taunting us), our little team of Shamers have been earning their keep and brought the following to our attention:

We are neither convinced of the relevance nor the political correctness of posting a photo of poor street vendors in India to the Photo Friday theme ‘gross’.
Le Penven: (Photo Friday- ‘gross’)
There’s little memeshame likes better than to grab his pole in the bath and start singing ‘O Sole Mio’, huge fan that he is of Venezia, so he bristled a bit at Le Penven’s entry of a beloved canal to the ‘gross’ theme. To each his own, we suppose.
We have to admit to being relieved as we looked through the entries to not find any photos of Shame in the bath. We heard they had been ‘leaked’ to certain disreputable websites. Shame says he knows nothing about it. I only found out when I opened the rejection letters.
Moving on…
It seems the Tuesday Challenge ‘ginger’ had a few of you flummoxed. We’ll let those of you who posted sunsets and other blatently ‘orange’, non-ginger-specific photos away with a ‘tut-tut’ and a wag of the finger. ( , however, deserves a special mention for his post of a black & white portrait (we expect to see this again for the themes ‘blonde’, ‘blue-eyed’ and ‘red t-shirt’ ). For posting with utter abandon a pic of a hotel roof for the same theme of ‘ginger’, we have to applaud the sheer nerve of Shutterbox ( You’re a braver man than us.
Lastly, a special mention has to go to Edina Lorincz ( who posted the same photo of two jolly-looking innocents, happily reading newspapers and minding their own business, for both Moody Monday ‘camouflage’ and Photo Friday ‘gross’. Edina, sweetie, our banana was a teaser, not an example to be followed. ‘Two wrongs do not make a right’, etc.

My dears, consider yourselves hereby shamed.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

And What To Our Wondering Eyes Should Appear...

Attached to this day's rock tossed through the window was a small whitish clump of what we knew not and a phone number. We ran poste haste down to the local 7-11 for a Big Gulp and to dial the number on the payphone and found the number was to a one Mr Google Inc. Google told us that the clump, as held in our frozen little mitts, was a section of melted fiber optic cable from so much traffic looking for the latest updates.

Listen, here is the deal you stupid gits who are being so daft, we are creating a Photo Meme Hall of Shame mailing list just to let you know when smoething occurs here so you can stay the hell out from looking for anything new unless you are here looking for something old. Like our increasing list of interviews of the best photo monkeys and junkies we know.

We have so much to tell you and we'd like to call all of you under seperate cover but there is a man standing next to the hot dog cooker and burritos staring at us for being on the phone too long already and mememonitor is itching for a fight so we soon must flee, room temperature eggrolls in hand.

Upcoming 2007 projects include:

Our new Photo Meme Certification/Decertification!

More Shaming!

More suggestions by you scamps who have already written in. You know who you are. As do we.

More identification of cheating wankers!

More pleas to link us and for you to tell yer friends and yer mums.

More Meme Participation Reviews.

More discussions of winners you think unworthy!


So listen, here is what you do....either leave in the comments that you want to be added to the Photo Meme Hall of Shame mailing list if you are brave and we will add you and send links out when we create a new post OR email us a if you are normal.

For faster service, please write M@le En4@nc3m3nt Pr0duc!s in the subject line so we will know it's you.