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Hi Gang: I’m totally calling in ‘lame’ today, and taking a day off.

I just got in from New York City on a late night, really crowded, oversold flight, and after spending Tuesday taping “Another Day with Jay Maisel,” then Wednesday doing a shoot for my next book (full details and photos coming on Monday), and all day Thursday doing presentations at Photo Plus Expo, I am just whipped.

I’m taking today off to spend with the kids, and just hang out. I wish you all a wonderful weekend, and I hope you’ll stop back by on Monday.

All my best,

Sleepy Bear

….if anything at all offends you, because this video is packed with offensive…well…everything (from really, really bad curse words and Nazis, to Nazis yelling really bad curse words), but it’s after midnight, and I’m sitting in my hotel room in London, practicing for my seminar tomorrow morning, and a buddy sent me the link to this video, and I was laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face.

Now, it’s very late. I’ve only slept a few hours after flying all night, so it may be much funnier to me tonight than it will be to you at 8:00 am in the morning, so before you hit that play button, know that this video is wrong on every level, so ask yourself if you’re likely to be offended by really, really naughty words and Nazis before noon.

If that sounds like you, (and you know who you are), please don’t watch it. Plus, if after reading this, you watch it then post one of those “Mr. Kelby, I’m so disappointed in you, etc.” comments, I’m just going to delete it anyway since you’ve been forewarned. So, in closing; if you’re one of those “serious types,” I’m begging you, don’t watch it. But for everybody else, you will laugh your $#^&;% off!

Have a great Friday everybody, and I’ll be back home tomorrow! :)

Hitler finds out his Nikon D7000 is not shipping until November from nikonreviewcentral on Vimeo.

Nancy Massé (better known as @NAPP_news or simply “The International Ambassador of Love” representing the Languedoc Roussillon of France), created a Facebook Fan Page for me, and basically handed me the keys (in other words—she set it up for me, but she’s not doing any of the posting for me).

This has worked out pretty well so far for two reasons:

(1) Since it’s a “Fan Page” you don’t have to send me a friend request, or wait for an approval, or anything like that. If you want to see what I’m up to, you can just click the “Like” button, and you’re automatically “in.”

(2) My original Facebook page was supposed to be just for personal friends and family, but I never really posted to it, so I basically use it just to keep up with what my friends and family are doing, since they actually do post. However, thousands of people sent me friend requests there, and since I didn’t really use that page, people got mad when I didn’t approve their friend requests (which I didn’t know were there in the first place), and now it’s so full Facebook thankfully won’t let anybody else request to be friends, so slightly less people are mad. But this new Fan page is for everybody. Chacun est bienvenu!

MINI DISCLAIMER: I do try to respond to some of your comments on this new Fan Page, but sadly I don’t have enough extra time to answer Photoshop or Lightroom tech support questions there, so I hope you understand if I skip over those, or I won’t have time to do….well….anything else.

So, now I: (a) Actually post daily to my Facebook Fan page, and (2) Anybody can see it, add comments, hang out, etc., as long as you’re not mean, of course (WPMPAR).

Here’s the link, and I hope you’ll at least stop by and say hi. Last week I posted iPhone photos of Matt, RC, Corey and Dave Cross’s office (and the view of them from my office) and yesterday I posted a photo of Brad’s office captured in a remarkably pristine state (just seeing that rare phenomenon alone is worth a visit—just kidding Braddo) ;-)

Hail! Magazine, is a new online magazine for Washington Redskins fans, and even if you’re not a Redskins fan (like my assistant Kathy Siler, who redefines what it means to be a Redskins fanatic), you still need to check out this magazine for two reasons:

(1) It’s so incredibly well done, that it looks like an online edition of a full printed magazine. Really great layouts, with a clean, tight design.
(2) The photography is just fantastic. Very “SI” like, with big feature photo spreads that really draw you in to the articles.

If you’ve got two minutes, check out the current edition of Hail! right here.

Congrats to Hail! editor Brian Murphy and the whole team at Hail! magazine. Now, can you do an edition for the Bears and the Bucs? ;-)

Hi Guys: The very awesome and cool Brad Moore sent me this mondo epic video (ABOVE) from David Bergman, Bon Jovi’s tour photographer on their current tour (My son and I are big Bon Jovi fans, and we caught their tour earlier this year, and met up with Dave before the show. Here’s the link to Dave’s Guest Post on my blog from earlier this year).

Anyway, I thought you guys would enjoy the video. Many thanks, and hat’s off to cool, awesome, and awesomely cool Dave Bergman for this epic, mondo cool video (sorry, all the cool’s and awesomes are a cool awesome hangover from Brad’s Pimpy Post yesterday. Brad’s cool like that).

You can get all the details on David’s blog and over at, the guys who produced the video.


Today is Labor Day in the United States, and our offices are closed, so we’re taking today off here at the blog but I’ll be back tomorrow with some after-show coverage from Photoshop World.

By the way: I looked up Labor Day in WikiPedia, and here are a few interesting tidbits about this American Holiday:

Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties.

The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City.

In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.

(NOTE: It was the start of my football shooting season, as I shot the LSU Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels game Saturday night from the sidelines, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta with my buddy (and guest blogger) Paul Abell (I’m in the Atlanta Airport as I write this). I’ll be posting some shots on Thursday.

Have a great Labor Day today. Don’t forget to rest and party! :-)