Friday, September 17, 2004

i found some of your life

You are unknown to me.
Your camera's memory card was in a taxi; I have it now.
I am going to post one of your pictures each day.
I will also narrate as if I were you.

Some New Yorker's life story is being told by a complete stranger who found a compact-flash card with a year's worth of pictures on it in a cab. There are 227 pictures, dated 25 July 2003 through 24 July 2004, so there will be 227 posts, each accompanied by a plausible-enough sounding first-person story about the picture contents.

It probably helps that the pictures are of white preppie wanker guys who wear backwards baseball hats (one of which says 'Jesus is my homeboy') with oxfords and ties so they look 'edgy', and the girls actually wear Izods, pink sweaters draped over shoulders, sleeves folded tastefully in front, charm-school smiles with preternaturally white teeth... these are Ivy League folks who party in the Hamptons and will probably run the country some day. Commence quaking in fear in 3... 2... 1... now.

The person doing the narrative is brilliant... what a creative idea.

FOLLOWUP, 20 September 2004:

Some boring websleuths at Slashdot found the people in the pictures, and the tale has come to its end. The person running the site removed the narrative and apologized for any hurt or embarrasment he may have caused, but it turns out the Barbie Dolls in the pictures are in the Kappa Delta sorority at Vanderbilt, so in this case the satire was probably more charitable than the truth.