Friday, June 13, 2008

Watching Jen watching AFV while looking @ bills

My wife and I love to watch America's Funniest Home Videos together after the kids have gone to bed. I must admit that as a skinny tween I watched and loved the show when it first aired in the late 80's, but gave it up in the early 90's as I realized a person could only watch so much footage of unwary fathers getting hit in the crotch by innocent little leaguers. I'm not sure when we started watching the show again, but I'm certain it was after we had our first son. One of the most appealing things about the show to me now is watching my wife literally laugh her self to tears when some tiny, unsuspecting kid gets bounced off a trampoline like a rag doll or tossed off screen by a speeding beach ball. Her all time favorite on-screen misfortune involves an often slightly overweight person who naively stands ashore, strapped into a parasailing harness only to be dragged through the water seconds later like some sports fisherman’s dream catch. I think I enjoy watching her watch the show more than the show itself.

15 comments:

Erik D. Martin said...

Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaig!!! I just wanted to do that so badly haha, wonderful painting man! feels really traditional -I hope everything is going good with you.

Tanner said...

This is awesome Craig! i dig the style and the lighting. That parasailing clip made me bend over in pain from laughing so hard the 1st time I saw it too!

Craig Mackay said...

Erik with a "K" - Thanks, man! Just hanging in here and enjoying lots of family time. Hope you're well too. How are things with you?

Eric with a "C" - Thanks! Those parasailors are just asking for humiliation. If they weren't they wouldn't be filming it!

Dorota said...

I like the composition ant the mood of this one. Nice!!

Craig Mackay said...

Thanks, Dorota!

Dorota said...

Hi Craig. Thank you for the info on my blog I wanted to go but realized I have so many things to take care of after my trip. I definitely would go next time. Please, let me know . Thanks.

Craig Mackay said...

No worries, Dorota. I just didn't want you out at the rocks frying and wondering where we were! Hope your trip was great and welcome back!!

Food and Drugs said...

Hello Craig,
Nice painting and nice comments on the funniest home videos show.
No need to see it after your words for feeling embarrased for the main characters.
Regards

victoriaying said...

beautiful! I love the subtlety in the colors!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!

Zoro said...

Very Nice! It's weird I'm ALL into AMF all of the sudden too, as of like 3 months ago. There's nothing like having a good laugh at some one else's expense. Cool stuff

Allen Capoferri said...

Hey Craig this is a really interesting and unique study...almost has a pastel look.

Heidi Anne said...

Craig... so fun to see your blog! Talent... Talent... Talent. It's been so fun to show all my friends and co-workers the talent you have! And I'm standing there tall and proud to say... yeah... I know that cool kid. You are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Eric Talbot said...

And when your son gets older you get to go through it all over again only then it's the animal shots that are the highlights! Nice range of work.

Aparna said...

really nice work
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