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Final Thought

Now I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word flash I immediately go to the character, “FLASH” of the Marvel family. Can you imagine your human body traveling at the speed of light? Do you know why Flash wears a skin tight suit? I’m sure you have heard the expression, “Objects in motion tend to stay in motion while objects at rest tend to stay at rest.” You’re right. If it wasn’t for his tighty tights, his little eyeballs and other parts of his body would continue at the speed of light when he decided to stop. Ooooh, that would hurt.

When we are dealing with speed and comedy, the menu is, “Wally Coyote and the Roadrunner.” As an old … no, no take that back, as a senior citizen, these two characters still keep me in stitches.

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And the Roadrunner travels just below the point of ignition.

Back in the days when I thought I was going to become a photographer I dealt with FLASH bulbs. I believe they are extinct now. There were the clear bulbs and there were blue bulbs. Now the clear bulbs were used for black and white photos and the blue ones were for color photos. There were also cute little bulbs, golf ball size bulbs and hand grenade size bulbs. They all had one thing in common, they blinded you for about 30 seconds.

A young photographer like myself always had to have an abundant supply. And at that time the best place to carry them was in the pant pocket. Sitting down forgetting what was in my pocket began the original saying, “flash in the pants.”

I’m just saying. ……Flash On! OH! Sorry, thats another character..

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