I found this absolutely hilarious post last night and wanted to share it with you all. I've seen plenty of the convos this was styled after & it's sadly true!
Here's the intro in the author's own words:
With the recent camera releases (or maybe Spring fever) I’ve been rather amazed watching various photography forums have major melt downs during the last few weeks. I said something about cameras and lenses just being tools, not life and death, and got immediately annihilated. They aren’t just tools, I was told, they are the means to make a living for some people, and the passionate hobby of others. That got me thinking, though: I have friends who make their living as carpenters, and others for whom woodworking is a passionate hobby. I got to thinking how silly their forums would seem if they acted like we do
Here's a post some of you might recognize similarities to:
Hammerfiend: You know, Ken Rockbuster said the Stiletto is really overpriced and he wouldn’t have one. For $14 you can get a Tekton rubber mallet set. It’s not any good for driving nails, but it is great for body work on your car. That’s what Ken recommends.
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Thanks for posting this! What a great read!!
Rick Gordon Photography wrote:Curtis, it means that some of us have serious mallet envy!
Ooooo... I want a bigger mallet!
Do they come with owners manuals?
I had a vice once... Got caught in the thing for 2 days with the manual just out of reach...
Finally had to call the vice squad to come and let me out of the durn thing...