“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.” (Jack Nicholson)
Sydney January 2015 (4 photos)
In the Young Guns movie series, Billy the Kid would taunt his prospective victim with, “Yoo hoo, I’ll make you famous!” The implication being that Billy was so notorious that being shot by him would reward the victim with fame in death.
I wonder if the same could apply for me? What if I called out, “Yoo hoo, I’ll make you famous!” before shooting? Would people feel honoured and rewarded for being shot by me, or would they react as if it were a fate worse than death?
“Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you.” (Groucho Marx)
Of course, many people don’t want to be famous, so that phrase might upset them. Perhaps I could say something more generic instead to get a nice response? How would you react if I called out one of the following before taking your photo?
Hasta la vista, baby! (The Terminator)
Yippee Ki Yay! (John McClane)
“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk? (Dirty Harry)
Welcome to Earth! (Captain Hiller)
I am the law! (Judge Dredd)
I am just a figment of your imagination. (K)
You’re the disease and I’m the cure! (Cobra)
Say hello to my little friend! (Tony Montana)
You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me?
Ok, perhaps the above aren’t good ideas. Maybe something a little bit less serious would bring out the best in people…
What’s up, doc? (Bugs Bunny)
Throw me a frickin’ bone here! (Dr Evil)
Yeah baby, yeah! (Austin Powers)
I know I might be rewarded with a great shot if I called out before shooting. However, the responses might get predictable after a while…
“Go away, kid, you bother me!”(WC Fields)
…but not in such friendly language. I think I’ll stick to my current method to get my photographic rewards. 🙂