The Black Laughing Man

Who says watching television never solves anything. For most of my adult life I’ve had to deal with the fact that I’m not photogenic when it comes to candid shots. I’m either in bad lighting, unintentionally make faces or just a complete hot ass mess. Well I as I was watching some great anime, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, I had an epiphany. In the world of GitS:SAC, people with cybernetic brains & bionic implants are the norm. Other then inciting the cyber punk within, it was modus operandi of The Laughing Man that got me thinking about a solution to my picture issue.

“Laughing Man proves to be the ultimate hacker, capable of such feats as hijacking multiple video streams simultaneously, taking over someone’s cybernetic brain entirely, or even editing his own images out of someone’s cybernetic eyes, and all in real time.”

In other words he’s able to conceal his identity and commit acts of cyber terrorism in public by overlaying his logo over his own face or the faces of his victims. The effect is demonstrated below:


So my thinking was why don’t I apply the same concept to my own pictures? Now I know what you’re thinking; Why don’t you just not use the pictures? Well, in most of the pictures I’m referring to, I’m not in the shot by myself, and everyone looks good by me. I’m the rotten apple. For example, here’s a picture from New Year’s Eve with my frat brothers, and with my intended logo and the results are:


Much better right? So this is my plan, and I’ll be busy this weekend pasting my logo on all the pictures in iPhoto and on Flickr. And if you take this post as anything other then a really bad joke then I know a disposed African Prince who seriously needs help to reclaim lost money. (*Side note* that is a really bad picture of me from New Years Eve, post above. I can’t even begin to tell you how drunk I was that night. Damn you, Unshakable!! And so the orginal will never see the light of day.)

One Comment


January 6th, 2007
at 10:27pm

HEY HEY HEY!!!! Don’t blame me for anything! Didn’t you read the disclaimer I handed you with that 6th martini?!?! It clearly stated that UNSHAKABLE shall not be held responsible for any said intoxication, strange behavior, bad photo ops, or who you wake up with the next morning. Oh… dropped it……sorry. 🙂 Lmao! Love you bro! You’re a damned nut!

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