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Old 04-18-09, 09:06 AM   #1
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Why should anyone steal a watch when he could steal a bicycle?

Via the Flickr blog: Behind The Scenes

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Old 04-18-09, 09:27 AM   #2
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I see a nice photograph and the behind the scence link, may be the person likes the watch more than the bike, i don't get the point of this tread,lighten me please.
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What a thought-provoking and clever branch?!?!?! Sometimes I wonder.
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If this is a satire of something, i'm not really getting the reference.
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I see a nice photograph and the behind the scence link, may be the person likes the watch more than the bike, i don't get the point of this tread,lighten me please.
I think the photograph is the point of the thread. Here's art featuring a bicycle. And it is a cool shot.

The title appears to just be the title of the photograph, which sort of off-the-wall, but better than just "Bicycle Photo Number 12B" or something.
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Old 04-18-09, 04:58 PM   #6
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Okay then,,i been an amature photographer for almost 30 yrs with not much good improvements,just a little better than what i began with,,,that is one nice shot ,depth of field,lighting and all ,however, the watch thang is what puzzling me tho.

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I would much rather somebody stole my watch, which cost me about $30.00, than my bicycle, which cost me about $1200.00

But that's just me.
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Is this a senseless thread or what? Did somebody steal a watch at the photo shot just before the pic was made?
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Is this a senseless thread or what? Did somebody steal a watch at the photo shot just before the pic was made?
Have you looked at the blog link?

It's the name of the photo--meant to provoke discussion (which it has ).

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Thanks a lot..now i got it.
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I'll take the watch and you can keep the road bike.
I prefer mountain bikes.
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I liked it for a number of reasons:

- it's always nice to see bicycles as the subjects of better-than-average photography.

- the provocative nature of the quote, theft being a sore subject for cyclists (and especially so for urban riders.)

- my personal and very subjective interpretation on the quote (honed over drinks and discussion last night) is that a watch represents entrapment - the tying of one's schedule to that of others - whereas a bicycle represents freedom - the ability to independently go wherever one wants. In that light, give me a bike any day! Not that I'd steal either, of course.

- Not particularly relevant, but in O'Brien's time both watches and bicycles were geared mechanisms.
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Ya'll wanta buy a watch? I know you ain't got no watch because it's night time,and night time ain't no time to be in this here part of town.Ya'll wanta buy a watch?
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Is this a senseless thread or what? Did somebody steal a watch at the photo shot just before the pic was made?
It's called modern art, I think.
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I hear of a fool who broke into a hotel room during the time that a fishing tournament was in that town. Scum-bag stole a few things, mostly a little cash. The idiot skipped over $50,000 worth of fishing tackle. Thieves are bottom-of-the-barrel stupid or they wouldn't be thieves.
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Not all thieves are stupid,my avatar is the prove of that,hehe.
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