Friday, June 15, 2007



Blogger Ai said...

"Of Men and Todds", a visual sequel to the famous John Steinbeck novel.

This is a great picture. Todd's ears are all blanched with joy! Now, how about giving your lil pal a tight yet careful hug?

Toddy for Tod and pod offers
- Ai

8:51 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

I'm sorry...but this is just wrong...grown man - plastic toy...
trip to therapist...


latex beastiality...hmm, I wonder if that corner of the market has been captured...

Inspiring post Pod, inspiring...

10:08 PM  
Blogger Joel Reynolds said...

haha! Nice.

10:15 PM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

I like how the lines of the bench juxtapose with Todd's design and I like the boy sitting there. they both seem to be watching the world go by at different brain speeds.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

His ears are so sweet!! (Talking about Todd's, though I'm certain the man's ears are lovely, too.)

Todd is having quite an adventure, something he probably never dreamed could happen when he was stuck behind bars. You're such an angel to release him from captivity, and document his struggles and triumphs.

I salute you!

10:47 PM  
Anonymous get zapped said...

A wonderful series you have going here! I adore this pic, it really makes me laugh. We all get lost and found on occasion.

Have a great weekend!

12:40 AM  
Blogger Shelly Lowenkopf said...

They both appear to be watching reruns of American Idol.

2:28 AM  
Blogger Trac said...

Oh... that is just wonderful.

I love Todd!

3:23 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Just what are they contemplating... That's what I want to know! And a cloudless sky... I love it!!

Hope all of you are having a great weekend!!! xoxo

4:30 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

So far, I like this one best in your series.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Good heavens, how did I get so far behind on your photos?? Anyway, this one is excellent...I like its warm, companionable feeling. Todd looks truly happy, even though we only see the back of his head!

6:51 AM  
Blogger coffespaz said...

That is a terrific sequence, very clever. Found you through Rick and Lynne aka New Jersey Girl and love what I see. I'll be along again and thanks for the view into the world of Pod.

6:56 AM  
Blogger WAT said...

This would make a great billboard of some sort. Incites an emotional response in me.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Josy said...




9:31 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

what a creative composition. so many good things about this one! and, its a hoot! nice going.

2:21 PM  
Blogger M- Filer said...

A boy and his best friend. A D O R A B L E ! This could be my favorite of the series.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Faye Pekas said...

This made me laugh out loud. In fact I'm still laughing.

I'm really glad Todd found a companion. They already seem very comfortable with one another... like old friends.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Sebastien said...

Hahaha, that is hilarious. Sooo existential :)

Only a pet plastic giraffe can understand man's plight...

4:24 PM  
Blogger Sebastien said...

I'm going to be laughing over this picture for a while, it's too enjoyable!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Ratzfatz said...

Two friends! Good Idea ....
Podi ... I wish you a nice weekend. I will come back more often ...

4:50 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

old friends.... sat on a park bench like bookends

thanks Podlet, this started my weekend with a big smile and a happy warm feeling.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Sherry Snowdrop said...

I really like this one as well. It begs the question "what?"

Also reminds me of travelling on those old London Routemaster busses in the eighties.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

(warning: the following programme is classified M for mature audience. It contains violence that can be distressing to some readers)

Man, whispering, without turning his head:
- do I know you?

Todd :
- don't pretend you don't or I'll scream my lungs out. You abandoned me. For days I erred in the city, trying to find my way back, felt the cold, the rain... in the end I found the bench and knew at some stage you would come. I just had to wait... Take me home. Now. Or else I'll say everything I know, OK ?

Man, with incredible speed, takes a pin needle out of his pocket qnd pricks Todd. In less than a second he is deflated.

Man gets up and walks to the left. Leaves the field. Cut.

Sorry Pod - it's been a rainy day.
And perhaps I need more teachings from the Dalai Lama ;-)

11:22 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Great shot, I wonder what these two talk about.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

the saga of todd continued ...

after an arduous few days, todd was finally able to put the steps behind him ...

finally, he thought, i get to stop
i thought for sure that i would POP
to sit on this bench is pure relief
and the view ... well, it's beyond belief!

but just who is the young man that todd is sitting next to?
we can only hope that he's harmless ... will this saga go on from here?

one thing is for certain, they can be happy that Daisy and her big botty is not sharing the bench with them or there would be no room ...

6:56 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...


Oh so deliciously dead-pan. Ditto what Raindog said about the composition -- and there is something oddly Magritte-ish about it.

It also puts me in mind of other great comic duos -- Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Vladimir and Estragon.

7:59 AM  
Blogger griesmail said...

I am a bit lazy lately, have to look more often, you show so many beautiful things at your blog!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Trac said...

...and such beautiful ears Todd!

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Pod I feel very bad about having written such a dreadful story. I could have left a nice comment about gazing at the sea together with a wonderful sense of companionship, and there you are. I must have a more twisted mind that I want to admit...

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

PS - I love his ears in this photo. Nice cold ears that you'd like to touch ? Or have you contemplated munching on them LOL ?

8:15 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

I was thinking today that you should do a series of weather shots with Todd. Todd in a rainstorm, Todd basking in the sun, Todd building a snowman (perhaps). Could be interesting. No?

1:38 PM  
Blogger Wendz said...

I'm with Trac and Letty (of course) - and I do like little plastic giraffe's too. Never had one, maybe I missed out?

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea pod, and don't forget the photo series "Todd meets Brownie in the Kassel documenta".

Something that could never happen to Todd: dying in a panic! The lil fellah will lead a long and happy life as long as he stays away from needles & pins.

Stroking Todd's ears with a cotton glove is
- Ai

11:07 PM  
Blogger albi said...

a perfect happy end!

3:11 AM  
Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

This is my favorite picture of yours EVER - and THAT is really saying something.

6:13 AM  
Blogger First Nations said...

l like the last two here...tod lost and tod found!

1:19 PM  
Anonymous james said...

looks like T is weighing down the bench.

4:44 AM  
Anonymous bv said...

Where did you find blue sky over the past few weeks?!...

Love the shot, nice ending. Clever and Cute.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

AI - oh he can take a big squeeze! (but if you squeeze him a little too hard he sometimes farts a squeeky one)

INC - i am sure it has inc, pretty much everything has been done i imagine

JOEL - thanks mate!

CHED - yes, like you, todd has a very small brain, which works at rather a different speed to us human beans...

REYA - and i bow humbly to ye x

ZIPS - getting lost can be fun sometimes hey? ;0)

SHELLY - erm....?

TRAC - i think he loves you too!

ROBERT - who reallyt knows what goes on in anybody's mind? hope you're well ;0)

BEN - ta!

STE - keep up doood! ;0p

COFFEE - welcome! and thanks. i will pop in when i get a min, but i don't drink coffee though!

WAT - a nice one i hope ;0)

JOSE -thanks, seriously, thaaanks ;0)

RAINDOG - cheers mate!

M-FILER - hurrah!

FAYE - always happy to cause a giggle! ;0)

SEB - so true, though i hear pygmy hippos are also rather understanding?

RATZ - good to see you!

LETTY - there's a littel bench by the icerink, where i shall wait patiently for you x

SHEZ - oh for a jaunt on the old routemaster!

NAT - you funny thing! twisted mind is good. it implies kink. oh la la! his ears are too plasticky for my liking though! ;0)

GARY - i'm afraid i can't tell you what they talk about. tis secrety. though we are having all sorts of weather here, so you idea could become reality!

LYNNE - they are both harmless, fear not ;0)

LORI - glad you saw all that. i can see the magritte-ism. how funny!

GREISMAIL - laziness is good, i love it! ;0)

WENDZ - get one immediately, it will change your life ;0p

ALBI - ;0P

JD - really? ooh!

FN - ta love. nice to see you!

JAMEZ - you would be surprised how much he can put away!

BV - i know! what is going on? this was taken a couple of weeks back, before all this started. brr!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Amazing photo!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

This is perfect. As are you.

11:03 PM  

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