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© John Linton
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UploadedJanuary 18, 2008
TakenJanuary 18, 2008
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4
FlashRed Eye, Auto-Mode
Focal Length27 mm
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When JPG came out with a Photo Challenge to "make a photograph of your least favorite word" Cheney immediately came to mind. After his unfortunate hunting accident I figured I'd spell the name out using some of the old ammunition that goes with my grandfather's Marlin model 1898 repeater (my grandfather was a much better hunter than Big Dick-to my knowledge he never accidentally shot anyone while hunting). The ammo is so old I don't dare try to fire it.

The photo isn't that great, but then I'd say I'm no better at photography than Big Dick is at hunting.

Canon EOS350 D camera with a Canon EFS 18-55mm lens


This song's for Dick:

"'Here's a song about every cowboy's real first love. It's not his horse, it's not his girl, and it's not his pick-up truck. Where have I heard that before? I sing this song a little different everywhere I go. This is the way them old boys down in Texas like to hear it.'

I was born and raised way out west

But the thing I love 'bout livin' here best

It ain't the mountains, the valleys, the hats, or the boots

It's havin' plenty of guns and something to shoot

We got shotguns and sixguns, we got a shitload of guns

Shootin' varments and critters, is a shitload of fun

I don't care about the money, I don't care about the loot

Give me Jack Daniel's whiskey and something to shoot

Now there's a whole herd of elk, right there in a line

But it's a pain in the ass to shoot 'em one at a time

And I'm way below quota; I've had a bad day

Boy what I wouldn't give for just one hand grenade

I don't care about the future, I don't care about the past

As long as I've got some creatures to blast

We got deer, we got elk, we got ol' owls that hoot

And when I've killed them all, they'll be Yankees to shoot

Don' 'cha tailgate me son get off my back

I gotta thirty-ought-six right here in the rack

And this ain't New Jersey; We don't honk, we don't yell

And if you touch that bumper I'll blow you to hell

'Everybody sing a long with me now'

I was born and raised way out west

And the thing like 'bout livin' here best

It ain't the mountains, the valleys, the hats, or the boots

It's havin' plenty of guns and something to shoot

It's havin' plenty of guns and something to shoot"

Thanks to Thad Zajdowicz for the spotlight.

86 responses

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (18 Jan 2008):

    Very clever; perfect for the theme!!!!

  • Dave Camara

    Dave Camara gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    Love it.

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (9 Mar 2008):

    Ha! Great idea!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (18 Apr 2008):

    this is wicked funny! great sense of humor

  • Gail Fleming

    Gail Fleming gave props (16 May 2008):

    nice SHOT!!!

  • Eric Abernethy

    Eric Abernethy said (27 May 2008):

    thanks for the invite and thanks for the laugh this is great!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (2 Jun 2008):

    Is this as in Cheney-the 18th century energy man? Creative, and now the FBI has got ya on "the list"

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    LOL very creative!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (17 Jul 2008):


  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   said (10 Sep 2008):

    Very clever - great!

  • Caitlin Heath

    Caitlin Heath said (16 Sep 2008):

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...i am literally rolling with laughter (not now, as i am typing and wouldn't be able to laugh.lol) what a fantastic idea!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    LMAO!!! VERY clever, John... I hope you emailed it to him??

  • A F

    A F gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    good one

  • Martie Last

    Martie Last gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    This is too, too good. I can't believe I missed considering all of the times I've looked at your site!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (15 Jan 2009):

    This is the greatest John, it rocks!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (22 Jan 2009):

    very funny

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (27 May 2009):

    Yes Sir! This rocks. dp

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    This is great, John. He should have been given a hearty spanking for shooting his buddy. Shame on the bastard.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Aug 2009):

    I decided quite early in life that I would never hold a gun in my hands again after my father tried to teach me how to target shoot when I was 10 years old...I didn't know how to hold the gun and the bullet dropped down right in front of our feet... Dick Chenney never should have held a gun in his hands either and I'll bet he never goes hunting again:) Maybe photography would be safer in his situation (and mine) shooting with a camera.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (18 Dec 2010):

    Haha... great!! : ))

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (23 Jan 2011):

    lololololol I love it!

  • dL

    dL (Deleted) gave props (11 Jun 2011):

    Love the concept!....Funny

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (29 Jul 2012):

    Very Nice...GMV

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 Jul 2012):

    cool choice. Isn't it he is the news again? voted btw.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    su my vote


    JOE FAILK gave props (30 Jul 2012):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (30 Jul 2012):


  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    Brilliant and voted!!!!!!!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    Super shot !!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    I remember this one and it is fantastic for the theme, I voted!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    Voted! AWESOME creativity and entry!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    Wow!!! Voted!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (31 Jul 2012):

    Love it agree! We hate cheney! My vote!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (31 Jul 2012):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (1 Aug 2012):

    back to vote!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    My vote

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Back to vote...

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    Great idea behind photo, voted.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 Aug 2012):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Laughing. Voted.

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Voted .. shaking the Theme Park ;)

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Ha ha ha ....John you are the best! ...voted

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (12 Aug 2012):

    Count me in! Vote!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (12 Aug 2012):

    Very clever entry! voted.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    Agree with all!!! vote!!!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (21 Aug 2012):

    You're too much! Voted!

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    I have to agree with your choice of word... one of my least favorite, for sure!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Got my vote. Now I wish that the NRA would stop fighting lead ammunition legislation to prevent the secondary death of so much wildlife.

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (6 Sep 2012):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (12 Sep 2012):

    Voted...needs to be on SNL!!! genius!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    hysterical and excellent! my vote, for sure!

  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

    Talisha (Tally) Sachlis   gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    Hilarious! You got my vote!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    Well chosen - voted!

  • Suzanne Naughton

    Suzanne Naughton gave props (17 Sep 2012):


  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    A definite yes vote! LOL

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    I identify with him, but I shoot blanks

  • elle

    elle gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    super .... my vote

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    Nice idea!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    'Clever' seems to be the operative word. I'll go with that! V

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (25 Sep 2012):

    Yee Haa! "Yeah!" R

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (29 Sep 2012):

    We'll give credit where it is due and it most certainly is right here.......wick-ed!

  • patricia

    patricia said (4 Oct 2012):


  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (6 Oct 2012):

    YES, Voted!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    my vote

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (23 Oct 2012):

    right on target !

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (3 Nov 2012):

    You had fun with this frame, voted!

  • Dennis Burlingham

    Dennis Burlingham gave props (5 Nov 2012):


  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (20 Nov 2012):

    Very creative! Well done. Got my vote.

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (23 Nov 2012):

    An interesting entry.....! Voted......

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (6 Dec 2012):

    Interesting image!!!!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (11 Dec 2012):


  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (14 Dec 2012):

    Yeah, of course!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    Didn't see this before - LOVE IT!!!

  • Iris Rutkoski

    Iris Rutkoski gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    says it a;;!

  • Iris Rutkoski

    Iris Rutkoski gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    says it all-

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (17 Feb 2013):

    Ok... incredibly clever and appropriate socal commentary. You know it.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Mar 2013):

    Missed this one, unique and excellent entry for this theme

  • Robert Lindsay

    Robert Lindsay gave props (24 Apr 2013):

    It works really well - I had a close shave with a Remington once

  • Tammy Barnett

    Tammy Barnett gave props (24 Apr 2013):

    Cute! Creative! Voted!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (10 May 2013):


  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (10 May 2013):


  • Norm Levin

    Norm Levin gave props (15 Aug 2013):

    If you had access to enriched uranium tank shells, now that would have been an even bigger statement.

  • Tom Mertens

    Tom Mertens gave props (31 Aug 2013):

    Well shot.

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (7 Sep 2013):

    Perfect creative and original entry for theme

  • David Adler

    David Adler gave props (21 May 2015):

    Very humorously trenchant marriage of image and text.

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