Museum of Hoaxes Curator in a Box

I've been out of town recently. My wife and I drove up to Santa Barbara last weekend, where she had a work-related event to go to. While she was busy at that, I decided to check out Santa Barbara's used bookstores. I was browsing at The Book Den, when a student photographer approached me and asked if I would be willing to participate in a project she was working on. She was taking pictures of people in the bookstore, posed in various ways, and then digitally inserting them into a box. She had me climb a ladder. She just sent me the resulting image, and I think it looks pretty cool. It seems like something that's crying out for a good caption, but I can't think of one. Any ideas?

After Santa Barbara we spent a couple of days in Merced, in central California. We're thinking of moving there -- because the University of California, where my wife works, just opened a new campus there, and because the cost of living is so much cheaper there. (Though there's not a whole lot there.) Any move would be at least a year away.



Posted on Mon Apr 30, 2007


"Damn! Someone put a 200 watt bulb in here and I only wanted a 40."
Posted by Captain Al  on  Mon Apr 30, 2007  at  10:46 PM
"I thought the light was supposed to be at the end of a tunnel?"
Posted by Tah  on  Mon Apr 30, 2007  at  11:32 PM
I'm crap at captions so I won't even both trying, but I will say it's a cool photo!
Glad you're back babe.
Posted by Nettie  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  04:08 AM
Museum curator is psycho's third victim/
Posted by David B.  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  04:54 AM
Posted by Malfunctioned  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  04:55 AM
I'll just echo Nettie's sentiments. 😊
Posted by Smerk  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  05:20 AM
Ooh, I like David's caption!
Posted by Nettie  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  06:27 AM
Q: How many curators does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Sod you! That's the electrician's job.
A: As many as are happy screwing in light bulbs.
A: Two. One to hold it and one prankster to kick the ladder out from under him.
A: Two, but they have to be *really tiny* 😜
Posted by oppiejoe  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  09:51 AM
"Q:" shoulda been "...screw in a light bulb"

Posted by oppiejoe  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  10:02 AM
'Ikea's new novelty desk lamp wasn't selling as well as expected...'
Posted by Madmouse  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  12:36 PM
"And here you can see that when stuffed and mounted properly, the Curator makes a lovely centerpiece to any modern living room."
Posted by Charybdis  on  Tue May 01, 2007  at  01:18 PM
You look like a monkey!
A cute monkey though.
Not like those bragging monkeys that keep
showing up at my house. "Hey look at me I can ride
a unicycle and wear a diaper" Well, so can I, wear
a diaper I mean. I'd kill myself on a unicycle.

jonny x
Posted by jonny x  on  Wed May 02, 2007  at  02:43 AM
So, whatever happened to Flora?
Posted by coit  on  Wed May 02, 2007  at  09:11 AM
Alex put the Boobot back at the keyboard in the chat forum :lol:
Posted by oppiejoe  on  Wed May 02, 2007  at  09:27 AM
The relentless pursuit of the extraordinary.
Posted by N E O  on  Wed May 02, 2007  at  03:35 PM
Flora was on another continent at the time Coit...
Posted by Nettie  on  Wed May 02, 2007  at  05:48 PM
Please do not move to Merced. You will become absorbed by the black hole of screaming boredom. Check out the meth addiction statistics; they are available online. Check out the crime statistics. Merced is no place for a thinking, humorous, loving human being.
Posted by John  on  Thu May 03, 2007  at  01:00 AM
New album by Alex in Chains - "Man in a Box"
Posted by Chadds Ford Prefect  on  Fri May 04, 2007  at  07:32 AM
Seconded John's response, DO NOT MOVE TO MERCED. The entire central valley is just crap. Very few redeeming aspects. It's similar in many ways to small towns in the midwest and south, but with way more gang wars and meth. Within a year or two you'll be pulling your hair out, desperate to leave, but by then it will have clenched its icy fingers around your soul and you will be trapped. Trust me, I got stuck there for 20 years before I was finally able to leave.

Just my two cents.
Posted by Kat  on  Sat May 05, 2007  at  03:21 PM
"Several months after his disasterous Boxing Day celebration idea, Alex has yet to find a way out. . ."

Of course, this could just be the next Alex replicant, sitting in storage waiting for when the current version wears out or is eaten by Nessie or whatever.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Sun May 06, 2007  at  10:47 AM
Like David B., I thought the box looked more like an ice cube. Made me think 'Ice Cold Alex'. (If you don't get it - and I never said it was funny - look here).
Posted by outeast  on  Mon May 07, 2007  at  01:12 AM
Actually, your apartment does look a lot like that, doesn't it, Alex?
Posted by Big Gary  on  Mon May 07, 2007  at  01:38 PM
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