My favorite photographic fake

Figure 1 - Fake image of the Statue of Liberty during Hurricane Sandy -  "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! "

Figure 1 – Fake image of the Statue of Liberty during Hurricane Sandy – “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! “

I hesitate to admit it, but I do have a favorite photographic fake – or at least a current favorite photographic fake.  I say current because I never know when I am going to log onto Facebook and see a new favorite.  My current favorite is the image of the Statue of Liberty, symbol of the City that Never Sleeps surrounded by hurricane Sandy in all it apocalyptic grandeur – or at least as much apocalyptic grandeur as one can create from a fairly stock image of the Statue of Liberty mated with an image of a tornado in Nebraska.  Actually this is even a recycled image first created when a tornado touched down in Brooklyn two years prior to Hurricane Sandy.

The image is, of course, reminiscent of scenes from the 1984 movie “Ghost Busters.”

Dr. Peter Venkman: “This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.”
Mayor: “What do you mean, “biblical”?
Dr. Ray Stantz: “What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.”

So a question remains.  Where is the divine Ms. Siggy when you need her?  No, sorry that’s not it.  Who is making all these images and why?

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One Comment

  1. Suzy March 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Who ya gonna call? Jim Cantore!