Thursday, July 5, 2012

Letting My NADs Free

Mark this day on the calendar people, it is a day that will be long remembered!  Today is NAD.  A fellow blogger and winner of Dude Write, The Six-Fingered Monkey has declared today to be NAD, and now another blogger, the fan-fucking-tastic Blondie from Blondie McBaffled is showing her NADs.


Oh...sorry, not those kind of nads, I've already done that right here, I'm talking about National Anti-Instagram Day.  Instagram has been something that has been poking me in the kidney, prodding me to write about it, but I haven't yet.  It really hasn't bothered me enough to do so...until now.


I have always despised Instagram ever since I started seeing them crop up on Fakebook.  At first I thought to myself, "Self," I says, "That's kinda gay and not the farting rainbows and watching Magic Mike kind of gay."  But I didn't let it bother me, I let it go like water off a duck's ass.  That was until two days ago....

I quote, "It's a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family."  Yeah, so isn't taking a fucking picture and emailing it to your friends and family!  I quote again, "Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, the post to Instagram.  Share to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr too - it's as easy as pie.  It's photo sharing, reinvented.  Oh yeah, did we mention it's free?"  What the hell?  Just eliminate the middle man, bypass uploading them to Instagram, use the filters that are usually preloaded into your phone (because that's how you're SUPPOSED to take pictures right?) and upload to your favorite bragging social site.

But...that's not what really bugs me about Instagram....what I truly despise about Instagram is the way you take the pictures.  In the past 30 years the human race has made technological advancements by leaps and bounds in many, many different areas.  Video games, television, computers, cars...oh and cameras.  That's right everybody, we have made cameras to take pictures so clear, so crisp, so vibrant, it's like being there when the picture was taken.  I bought the Trophy a really nice camera for Christmas a couple of years ago because she wanted to get into photography.  She takes fantastic pictures with it but I didn't spend over a grand on photo equipment to have the pictures look like something my Mom took with her Polaroid instant camera!

Your kid doesn't look like he/she/it belongs in the 1960's, especially if he/she/it is wearing the latest greatest pair of Crocs....Crocs, for one, are asinine, and two, they weren't invented yet, who are you trying to fool?  Your 2012 Toyota Camry looks really shitty with the grainy, brownish colored filter.  It looks like you drive it between a cow's legs while it was taking a shit.  Just stop...please.

Now, as a student of the graphics, I understand the importance of using different filters to make different effects for the photos you want to alter.  I do it all the time, make the black and white, sepia, put a burnt edge on it to look like it was in the wild west, I do it, I get it.  But, not for everyday photos people?  You are ruining the magic of photo alteration by supporting Instagram.  Now when graphic artists show off their latest photo show, people will not "ohh and ahh" over it like they used to, now they will look at you and tell you that there's an app for that...fuck you Steve Jobs!

So, as I partake in NAD, I will show my support by posting non Instagram photos and proving that you don't need that silly little app to enjoy pictures.  I encourage everyone out there in the blogosphere reading this to join myself, SFM and Blondie to post NON-Instagram pictures to your blog, Facebook, Twitter or whatever social freak show site you use.  Long live NAD!


Taken from my cell phone...only because I didn't have a camera with me.

No Instagram required here, straight up 1970's picture bitch!

Minion #3...taking a #3

A Cubmaster's gotta do, what a Cubmaster's gotta do.

If there was any doubt I'm not a vegetarian

Shithead and Kahlua

Our wiener dog...literally.

14 comments:

  1. So, so true, Kevin! You hit the nail right on the head. Oh, and I love the truck nutz~!

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    1. Did you read my post about the Truck Nutz?

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  2. I must say that you taught me something about Instagram or whatever it is called. I don't use it and don't even know what it is. I can't believe it! Yes I can. I don't have even have a cell phone.

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    1. It doesn't surprise me that you do not have a cell phone, I don't know why, but it just doesn't surprise me....

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  3. Dude?

    Dude!

    These pictures? AWESOME!

    I especially love your cock picture! - Let's hope no one takes that comment out of context!

    Thanks for participating! You rock!

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    1. Everyone loves my cock...picture, especially because it's spicy!

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  4. I'm with you. If everyone loved the look of instant photos so much how come they let Polaroid go bust?

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    1. Bring back the original Instagram!

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  5. SPICY Cock flavored soup?! Where ever do you find this amazing creation. I've always wanted my soup to taste like spicy cock! That's fan-freaking-tastic! Upon seeing your first picture, I believe I snorted. I've got to go and read that now. Awesome job and thanks for the shout out!

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    1. My local Hannaford Super Market, it's right next to the can of Friole Negros. The store is located next to Bunghole Liquors...and don't think I'm making this shit up either....

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  6. I majored in Photography and I don't have a problem with Instagram. I use it, but I try to do it as "artistically" as possible. LOL And I don't use it for everything. I like the look of it and it's fun. I know, I know... This post is hilarious and I totally get what you're saying. People use it for everything - the bit about the Crocs, so true and a riot! Okay, enough yapping...I gotta go out and find me some cock flavored soup.

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    1. I don't care how comfortable Crocs are, you look like a dumbass.

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  7. Once again, TFF we have a neighbor who has the truck nuts hanging on the back of a Honda Civic. I see them coming and going in and out of the development and the nuts are creating sparks dragging on the road. :)

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    1. I can't stand it when my nuts create sparks on the road..

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