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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mine is BIGGER Day 48 &2

Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG

Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG for Canon EOS SLR Cameras (Black with Green Accent)
On Amazon, I found that 1488 people reviewed this product.  
68 people uploaded images of their personal backpacks. At first, I thought, how great! People made useful observations about loading their equipment and they offered clever tips such as including a camelback inside the backpack so that water, via tubing, would be available during the entire hike.  So, I was lulled.  I admit it.  It was, I am abashed to say, a bit like the first time I saw a porno flick.  I did so in a course on Human Sexuality at Amherst College. It took me a couple of minutes to get 
o r i e n t e d -- if you know what I mean --.  I had a tad bit of difficulty sorting out what was what and what was where. When I did, I got it.  Well, same with the bags. I looked at picture after picture of neatly packed bags without noticing a cohesive theme at all. Then, around picture 37, a thought started to bubble to the surface.  I rejected it.  At image 45, I became convinced.  I noticed that there was a direct correlation between the size of the lens with the position of the picture in the queue. In other words, the lens grew larger with each picture upon which I clicked.  There were a few spurious photos that threw the trend, but it was impossible to deny.  There was a game of one-ups-men (excuse the pun) going on here.  Apparently the “mine-is-bigger-than-yours” holds true in camera lens size just as much as it did in my course at Amherst College.  There are some inalienable truths about men.

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