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Churchill, Roosevelt, & Stalin at the Yalta Summit.

This image was entered into a recent competition on Gizmodo which I didn’t win and so won’t link to. It is a losing entry. The image is an image not worthy of the status of "winner." The picture is a failure as competition entries go. If you had a Venn diagram with a circle representing all pictures that had won photoshop competitions then this picture would be in another circle next to but not intersecting that first circle. Although the world is in the throes of economic gloom and doom it’s possible that a shop might open in your neighbourhood that sold prints of pictures that people deemed to be winners but you certainly wouldn’t find this picture there. In an alternate dimension where winning images are revered as gods this image would be one of the images that cleans up the temple after everyone has gone home for the night. If you had three winning pictures in your left hand and five winning pictures in your right hand and you took one winning picture from each hand and gave them to a little boy who had no pictures, winning or otherwise, then neither of you would still have this picture. A train full of winning pictures leaves London at midnight heading north at thirty miles per hour; this picture waves that train goodbye from the platform and shuffles off into the night before shooting itself with a blunderbuss.

Author: Mark

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10 Comments

  1. You entered this in a competition? Cool. How did it do? Did it win?

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  2. I did enter this in a competition. It did not do so well. It did not win.

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  3. They are damn blind and don’t have any taste anyway.

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  4. If you are referring to Messrs Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin then this is information I was not privy to and makes their wartime successes all that more impressive; I know I couldn’t have organised an invasion of Europe without knowing the satisfaction of a nice cup of tea.

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  5. You know, winning WWII would not have been so bloody difficult had the laptop been around back then. You should have won. You were robbed.

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  6. now now you are getting too emotional about this picture.

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  7. Like the Churchill, Rosavelt and Stalin pic. Wish I could find a copy.

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