"A perfectly silly, genius idea" -- David Letterman

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. 

12 comments:

  1. Here here! Or is it "hear hear"?

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  2. No one knows what it's like to be the bad shark, to be the sad shark.

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  3. If this blog didn't go back to silliness then the terrorists will have won.

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    1. I think you'll be satisfied with the next entry...

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    2. Are you planning to photoshop the gum on top of Osama Bin Laden's head?

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