Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

Down and staying Down

I have a feeling my take on ‘down’ is going to be fairly unique. There may be others who have, macabrely, followed the burial path. Yet, I’m sure that there won’t be others who have both the coffin and the ‘down and staying down’ sign!

For readers who are not Australian, the big red hand in the photo is part of an advertising campaign for one of Australia’s supermarkets. It is an incredibly irritating add with people singing and using giant red hands as props to emphasis the ‘tagline’ of ‘down and staying down’ (referring to the prices).

One day Andrew came home with a giant red hand. I said to him – what are you going to do with that? He couldn’t answer.

Then, a few months later, I found the ‘down and staying down’ hand had met one of Andrew’s other strange collectibles: his coffin. I laughed and laughed.Β When I read that the weekly photo theme was down, I knew I had to take a shot of this and post it.


Posted on February 18, 2012, in Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Good one! Do many Aussies get their coffin ready ahead of time?

  2. Now that’s what I call a unique representation of down!

  3. I tried liking your post, but it wouldn’t take, so consider yourself Liked!

    It was “cute” even without the explanation.

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  4. What an unusual collectible! But the hand does look cute on it – very apt πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome πŸ˜€ I like the humor and the image is perfect for the theme this week!

  6. I like your starfish too.

  7. great interpretation of theme. lol.

  8. That’s a little further Down than I’m ready to go just yet…sort of funny though.

  9. Dead on the theme,, lol nice shot. πŸ˜‰

  10. LOL nice interpretation of Down….

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