Monday, October 26, 2009

Martinsville Photos

Slim pickins for photos this week, unfortunately.  And "grrr" at the watermark on the second one, but what can ya do?  Cool shot, though...I like how they got the Chase flag in there and everything.

This is totally random, but while we're on the subject of pictures, can I just say that I find the captions on Getty Images hilarious? For instance, here's a photo from Atlanta:

And the caption reads: "Jimmie Johnson (L), driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet speaks with crew chief Chad Knaus (R)." Lol, "speaks with"? How very, er, understated and generous of you! It's probably a good thing I don't work for Getty Images, because I don't think I could stop myself from writing descriptions like, "Jimmie Johnson (L), driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet says something boneheaded which causes crew chief Chad Knaus (R) to give him the evil eye."

Or here's one from Loudon, the original caption being: "Chad Knaus, crew chief for the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson, looks on during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 blah blah etc."

"Looks on." Well, yes, he's definitely looking on, I suppose, but when I read that I'm expecting to see a pic of Chad sorta half looking at his watch and wondering when he can sneak off for a cheeseburger, instead of an "Oh Christ, Jimmie! What are you doing?!" kind of look (hey, just like the Lowe's commercial! don't have to wonder why he sounds so convincing in it, lol).

I'd like to call this, "Chad Knaus, crew chief for the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson, tries to not to blow a gasket while his driver makes room where there isn't any." Or whatever Jimmie was doing that was causing him to look like he needs one of Rick Ren's Tums. Lol, maybe Tum's sponsors the Martinsville race for a reason, since it's such a pain for the crews! Maybe they pass out free Tum's to all the crew chiefs before the race...hey, you could get Revlon to chip in and make little packages for them, with nail files for their bitten-off fingernails and Tum's for their nervous stomachs. A bottle of Jack sounds like a good deal, too, but only for AFTER the race, lol.

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