Saturday, April 20, 2013
Special Edition: First Responders
I can remember few weeks in which silly celebrity fluff, with or without old gum, has had less claim on our attention.
Looking back through my files, I realized I had a fair number of shots of cops, firefighters, and even paramedics. Even on a good day in New York City, they're around, making the life-or-death decisions that the rest of us can only dimly imagine.
Here, then, is a tribute to celebrities, in the sense that these men and women are to be celebrated.
The presidential motorcade gets to go the wrong way down a one way street.
That's Selena Gomez signing autographs across the street, if you care (but really, why would you?)
Nick Offerman greets firefighters.
EMT's standing by during a trampoline act:
Can CelebriGum survive this bout of sincerity? Will historians point to this entry as the moment that CelebriGum jumped the shark? Nah… the shark was jumped the moment I put up the very first entry in August 2010.
Just remember, when shark-jumping ends tragically, as it often does, our first responders are there to help both the jumper and the shark.