The best description I read for photobombing was “any photo where the main subject is unintentionally upstaged”. Of course, it’s not always unintentional and those photos can be funny too. But, the funniest are those where someone didn’t look behind them before taking a self photo. Or, the person taking the photo (of someone else) didn’t pay attention to the background or just chose to take the photo in spite of someone behind the main subject of the photo.
Is a photo spoiled by a photo bomb or is it just all the more sincere and silly? Of course, that’s in the eye of the beholder and depends on the pride of the main subject. Can they see the humour or do they feel upset? I wouldn’t like someone being intentionally rude in the background but something kind of clever or silly I would at least try to get over and laugh about. It’s not easy to give up the limelight if you are upstaged, but it can be done.
Some PhotoBombing History
One of the first famous photobombers (if not the first) was Rollen Stewart, AKA “The Rainbow Man” who became a pop culture phenomenon in the late 70’s and early 80’s by wearing a rainbow-colored afro wig, while holding up signs reading “John 3:16” at sporting events nationwide.
From Know Your Meme: Photo Bombing
Later in life Rollen Stewart ended up going a bit too mad over the photobombing sort of behaviour. He is in prison for attacking prominent places and people and then keeping a hotel maid held hostage. A bit overboard and beyond the realm of college prank sort of stuff.
Photo Bombing Links and Resources
- Photobomb | Tumblr
- This is Photobomb
- Flickr: Photobombers
- Flickr: Photo Bomb
- The Funniest Photobombs, Ever (Photos)
- Photojackers (Photobombs) | Funniest Place
- What is a Photo Bomb?
- Are You a Photobomber? – Quiz | ChaCha
- Sloth photobombs photo | Mail Online
- The Strangest and Most Wonderful Photobomb You’ve Ever Seen
Found on Facebook this morning.
Found this on an abandoned blog:
A popular motivational speaker was entertaining his Audience. He Said: “The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who wasn’t my wife!”.The audience was in silence and shock. The speaker added: “And that woman was my mother!”
Laughter and Applause!!!
A week later, a top manager trained by the Motivational speaker tried to crack this very effective joke At home. He was a bit foggy after a drink. He said loudly to His wife who was preparing dinner, “The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who was not my Wife!”
The wife went; “ahhhh!” with shock and rage.
Standing there for 20 seconds trying to recall the second Half of the joke, the manager finally blurted out “…and I can’t remember who she was!”
By the time the manager regained his consciousness, he was on a hospital bed nursing burns from boiling water.
Moral of the story…
Don’t Copy if you can’t PASTE
I posted this to a discussion on. They were asking about other writers you like to read, in the same genre.
I’ve read every book in Kelley Armstrong’s series, just not the latest cause I wait for it to come out in paperback.
I also like Kresley Cole, still looking for a couple of those in secondhand shops. I like Sherrilyn Kenyon’s series but started getting worn out on them.
Others I like are:
Annette Blair – A Witch series with sisters and friends.
Stephanie Rowe – Seems to have stopped writing.
Rachel Vincent – Writes about werecats but has the action and dark side too.
Not all of them are dark. I like paranormal romance with humour and a light side too.
The newest I found is Natasha Rhodes. She only has a couple out so far but they are very good and quite dark.