Ye Olde Photoshoppe Meets Worlds Greatest Busker
This is an example of an ad from Worth 1000
where they have contest to get people to do awesome with photoshop. I like/hate it because it reminds me how feeble my photshopping skills are. But the results are hilarious.
I myself, quite like the unexpected. Or the effects an unexpected context can have on perception. Speaking of, in a Pulitzer Prize-winning article
from the Washington Post, Gene Weingarten tells a fascinating and oddly moving tale about the reactions rush-hour commuters have to an unusual busker.
“Standing against a bare wall outside the Metro in an indoor arcade at the top of the escalators was one of the finest classical musicians in the world, playing some of the most elegant music ever written on one of the most valuable violins ever made.”
Do you think people would recognize the sublime talents and technical mastery of world-famous classical violinist Joshua Bell (who regularly sells out concerts where ticket prices average over $100 a pop) in this unusual context?
Not so much. Except the children. Children notice. Anyway, read the article. And keep looking for beauty and hilarity in unexpected places, often from unexpected sources.