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UploadedJanuary 30, 2013
TakenApril 23, 2012
ModelCanon PowerShot SX30 IS
Exposure1/500 sec at f/4
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Focal Length13.537 mm
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[Alton, Illinois; April 2012]

I shot this photo during the “Great St. Louis Meet-up” of 2012, hosted by Shirley and Melissa Valencia and Diana Anderson.

It strikes me that the placement of these two billboards side-by-side has special meaning. Is it a "sign" of the "end-times"? Time will tell . . .

The 98¢ “Chubby Burger” was awesome.

Alton, Illinois is an ancient Mark Twain-type village lying on the east bank of the Mighty Mississippi. For a town so small, it played an important role in the American Civil War.

Alton is better remembered today as the home of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in recorded world history.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

42 responses

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    OH goodness.... you are right!!!!! Too funny!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Hilarious, great eye for capturing this ironic twosome...end of time for sure.. Chubby's prices are rather scary!!!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    You've a sharp eye for sure !!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    An odd duo for sure and a wild find! HA!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    So....if I eat lots of Chubby's burgers, will I look like the girls on the billboard?? Sign me up!!!! What I love about the 'get tested' billboard is their declaration that 'sexually transmitted diseases are easy to get'....as though that were a goal!! I was at that fabulous meet-up, but somehow missed seeing these billboards......probably too busy looking for Mr. Wadlow!!!! Another fine photo and narrative!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Excellent shot, my friend!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Great find!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Too many chubby burgers, chicken Kabobs and Tacos might be the main reason the second sign is there, Richard..I find it interesting that the same arrow company made both signs and they are side by side.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    So if you 'eat' at Chubbys you should get tested--Guilty by association--well seen and captured

  • dp *

    dp * said (30 Jan 2013):

    So .... did you get tested ? Maybe time only ends to those who indulge in one of those Chubby's burgers. Real cool capture! and good health to you Richard.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (30 Jan 2013):

    too funny! of all the shots taken that day leave it to you my friend to find this one.... great!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Great find, Richard!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    This is hilarious, Richard. Sure looks suspicious that the Chubby's burgers and a get tested side are side by side - just saying, you know : )

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    Great find!!!!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    Don't worry, Obamacare will save us all.

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    Sign of the old times. Alton must be the epic-center.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    One wonders where the next JPG meet up will be...

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    Another small piece of history told with your usual grace. Surprising that every little detail is stimulating for your narrative. Bravo!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    It seems that I always learn something new from you Dick, thank you!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    I agree with everyone, this is an interesting juxtaposition. You have the eyes of an eagle.

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    super find and love your decriptions !!!! wonderful

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    Quite the find, indeed! One could read a lot of things into this juxtapo.. What a neat find and shot.. so well presented!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    you should probably get tested both before and after going to Chubby's! Good eye, Richard!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    Juxtaposition is everything. Great find and capture, Dick!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (4 Feb 2013):

    Fabulous shot well spotted and captured. Hope you do not get like we in the UK are having "TRACES OF HORSE D N A " in Chubby's burgers Richard

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    great series Sir R ....!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Reading your narrative and viewing this image put a smile on my face this morning, love it :-)))

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    I agree with Elfie, plus got a kick out of the comments. Great eye, Dick.

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Thanks for sharing

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (12 Feb 2013):

    Hey point and shoot man (no longer!) this is great Juxtaposition!! Great spotting and it tells a good story.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    funny, lol!

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2013):

    Good catch, nice work Sir R !

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (17 Feb 2013):

    Great shot -- a true public health message if ever there was one!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Great photo for U.S. History 101.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (25 Feb 2013):

    Very cool find, Richard!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (25 Feb 2013):

    Great find indeed!

  • Lori Boggetti

    Lori Boggetti gave props (13 Mar 2013):

    Ha, I've been up half the night with my sick son but I was able to laugh out loud when I saw this,thank you for a well needed chuckle on this loooong night!

  • Felicia

    Felicia gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    LOL! well spotted

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2013):

    Ditto Suzanne McG. What a find...and so many lines I'd better pass on. ;-)

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (6 May 2013):

    LOL...Now that's definitely a sign! Careful where you advertise!!!

  • Sue Bellini

    Sue Bellini gave props (29 Sep 2013):

    hahaha- love it!

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (3 Oct 2014):

    great find!

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