POTD – Here mate. Take my photae

How could i refuse?

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  • Mark

    The eyes don’t lie and while that’s a cigerette in his mouth , I’m not sure if that’s cigerette smoke coming out the side if it .

    He looks blitzed . I can’t quite tell if thats a two litre of water or a flaggin of Cider or whatever …. but you caught the moment very well , no time to check the hair or did he care Mooch ?

  • Secret Squirrel

    The clue’s directly under the foto.

    Barrack buster.

  • Mark

    Oohh

  • Secret Squirrel

    Nope. C2H5OH

  • Drumlins Rock

    Mooch, your working class portraits are great, you get the natural personality when so often photographers bring out defiance or indifference when they snap.
    ( ps. I hate using the working class label thing, cant think of a better one though.)

  • Good capture!

  • chewnicked

    Good photo MP. The lad was obviously geared for some outdoor drinking although he ain’t no spring chicken.

  • wild turkey

    Mooch

    Great photae

    suggestion?

    put it on a postcard with the caption “i’m doin my bit”

    address it to

    The Big Society
    c/o David Cameron
    10 Downing Street

  • Frosty Jack’s and the Big Sad Society 🙁

    “Since the smoking ban, supermarkets have ruthlessly fuelled demand for home drinking by slashing beer, wine and spirits below cost price.”

    “As many as 40,000 drinkers die every year as a result of Britain’s binge-drinking crisis”

    Slogan: ‘Until you’ve tried it, you don’t know Jack!’

    After you’ve tried it, you know jack all.

  • lamhdearg

    “where is it” answer anywhere on these isles.

  • Rory Carr

    As Joan Baez famously reminded us:

    There but for fortune go you or I.

  • lamhdearg

    f sake Rory
    the guys only having a fag and a drink.

  • Brian

    Boyo must have started early…it’s still light out!

  • Harry Flashman

    “Since the smoking ban, supermarkets have ruthlessly fuelled demand for home drinking by slashing beer, wine and spirits below cost price.”

    “As many as 40,000 drinkers die every year as a result of Britain’s binge-drinking crisis”

    It has been my contention that the smoking ban is causing far far more damage to society’s health than it purports to solve.

    The health problems caused by smoking cigarettes today are miniscule compared to the plague that is sweeping through society in the form of alcohol abuse, just for the record I am a drinker myself and a non-smoker.

    Prior to the ban you went to the pub and over the course of two or three hours you supped on pints of beer while your friends smoked a few cigarettes. Now nobody can be bothered going to the pub, so instead we stock up on spirits and cheap bottles of wine which we knock off like billy-oh at home.

    Families that never drank at home and maybe only went out to the pub at weekends now have mum and dad curled every night in front of the telly polishing off a bottle each of 14.5% New Zealand plonk at five quid a pop.

    The devastation in terms of health and family breakdown that we are currently building up will in a couple of decades make the health problems of smoking a packet of filtered Silk Cut look like chicken feed.

  • In all fairness to the lad, it was a Sat afternoon so perhaps he is/was working

  • ForkHandles

    Moochin Photoman – “Good afternoon sir, Im sorry for the inconvenience, but would you mind awfully if I was to take your photograph on this marvellous day?”

    Gentleman – “Rite mate! Smickers here! Im away ta git ful with this here…..yeoooow! Heres me, wat? ! C’mere til i tell ye n’all like…. oooooooiiiiyy … wat? yeooowww.”

    Moochin Photoman – “Thank you. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated. Good day to you!”