18 Responses to “This Is Football”

  1. jonathan 17 December 2007 at 11:25 am #

    Ahhh, football in late December. You know what that means…Winter Retreat is coming up, and we can make some highlights of our own! I can’t wait!

    Snow Bowl 2007 (er…2008?)

  2. The Gimcracker 17 December 2007 at 11:36 am #

    I’m definitely bringing my camcorder. I wonder how hard it is to rig a handycam to be weatherproof.

    Man I soooooo hope it snows this year.

  3. Bradjward 17 December 2007 at 12:28 pm #

    I think I’m pretty set on having this template’s baby.

    We (you) need to get another football game going in my neck of the woods soon. Snow Football is the best. EvAr.

    Handycam + Ziploc bag = Waterproof

  4. The Gimcracker 17 December 2007 at 12:55 pm #

    I’ll bug the guys who live up north to organize another game and I’ll let you know as soon as I know anything.

    Have you ever done the ziploc bag thing or was that just a joke? If so, does it work? Is the image blurry or does it work pretty well?

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  6. Arthur 18 December 2007 at 7:22 am #

    Dude, awesome blog template. That’s sweet how you can go day and night.

    Nice pictures too, btw. Hey, do you know what the rules are about posting other people’s pictures? I always worry that there’s some kind of law against it. I suppose the most they’d do for a random blog is ask you to take it down. Anyways, those photos are sweet too. I love the Brown head-first snow-dive.

    I’m also waiting for the Gargamel-Belichick lolhead.

  7. Bradjward 18 December 2007 at 8:18 am #

    I’ve done the ziploc bag thing, it works great. Just poke a little hole for the lens to go through and tape around it. It’s sealed glass so if it gets a little wet it typically doesn’t matter.

    Arthur — check out http://www.creativecommons.org, then go to Flickr and search for CC licensed photos. That’s the safest way to do it. I license all my photos with creative commons attribution tag. Its works pretty well.

  8. The Gimcracker 18 December 2007 at 8:26 am #

    I don’t know but I always think about that and wonder if I’m doing anything wrong as I’m searching through the pages of search results in Google Images. Then I remember that I don’t care.

    I figure if someone actually comes across my blog and reads it and yells at me I’ll do one of two things or possibly both: be really glad someone actually found my blog and ask them how that happened, or tell them my name is Brad J. Ward and I live in Fishers, IN.

    Really though, I wonder what the rules are on that. Maybe I’ll click on that link from Brad if I feel like it, but it would be way easier for me if someone would just answer my question in my blog comments to reduce the amount of work I would had to do.

  9. jonathan 18 December 2007 at 9:18 am #

    Brian, another good BeL0Lhead would be that skull-headed dude from “Willow”. Remember him? That would be hilarious.

    Thanks for the tip on the photos, Brad. I have also wondered the same thing about using them.

  10. Bradjward 18 December 2007 at 10:12 am #

    A search for ‘NFL Football Snow’ under Creative Commons licensing on Flickr comes up with these 11 images:

    That means you can use those on your blog, as long as you follow the CC license.
    So I click on the first one, and I see ‘Some Rights Reserved’ in the right column. So then I click on that to see what rights are reserved. And I see it has a “Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic” license, then it tells me that I can share as long as I attribute it, I am not using it for profit, and I don’t LOLHead it.

    So I post the image like this:

    Image by Macwagen.

    Seems like some extra work, but it’s not too bad.

    So for example, for a Facebook App I would find the images I want on Flickr, then put together a quick ‘Licenses’ page and then have a small link to ‘View Licenses’ from the app, which would take users to: http://bradjward.com/lolcatbibleverses/licenses.html.

    Also, it’s typically a courtesy to let the person know you used the image. Here’s a good example of one of mine that was used under Creative Commons licensing:
    Someone used the photo in their story at:

    got it, sucka?

  11. Bradjward 18 December 2007 at 10:14 am #

    PS – The image should show up above the ‘Image by macwagen’ line, but the Gimcrack hates on t3h HTMLz.

  12. The Gimcracker 19 December 2007 at 9:29 am #

    Ain’t no HTML blocked around these parts, your image should be displayed. User error probably.

    Brad, thanks for posting this information. I should probably start thinking about this a lot more when I post instead of just ripping off images. Can I be sued? More accurately: can I be sued and lose?

  13. The Gimcracker 19 December 2007 at 9:31 am #

    I just viewed your comment source and saw that it’s displaying quite correctly. Generally, you need to put an image tag in your HTML before an image will show up ;)

  14. Bradjward 19 December 2007 at 1:16 pm #

    For belittling my lack of tag, I will say you will be sued… by me.

    But seriously, you should probably seek CC licensed photos for LOLHeads. Especially when they go viral on Digg.

  15. chris 20 December 2007 at 1:47 pm #

    Dang man… that’s way too much crap to go through just to post a freakin image.

    Just go to http://morguefile.com/ and you can just use whatever with no restrictions or crediting or anything like that. It’s not a slick as images.google.com or flickr, but at least it’s free in every sense of the word…

    I guess I see it like this: If the grimcracker started making money off of what he was doing with the pictures, that would be one thing, but all he is doing is basically the equivalent of finding a magazine, cutting out the pictures, pasting them together, and going “hey guys, look at this funny picture I made”. No one would blame him for not also tagging ” from Vogue and Maxim magazines, May 1998 page 87 and July 2006 page 35 respectively, by photographer Jim Briklimbaste and Gena Rightzikat respectively, used without permission” onto the end of his “hey look at this…” statement.

    However, if he used the pictures in a billboard advertising campaign, that would be different.

    Chill out people. Why did you start taking the pictures? For yourself? Then don’t post them online. For to sell? Then watermark the hell out of them. For to share with others? Then good! More and more people are seeing them and everyone loves them! It would be common courtesy for people to credit you, but if they don’t; the only thing it is hurting is your vanity. Get over yourself. They aren’t hurting you, you aren’t loosing money. Just be happy that people like them.

    K, that’s my open source rant for the day. Flame away if you would like. ;)

  16. The Gimcracker 20 December 2007 at 1:56 pm #

    That’s a cool looking site, and a good idea to boot. No “belichick” results were found, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed stock photography that I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for.

    You know what’s funny about photos? Do the photographers ask permission to take pictures of the things they photograph? I don’t think so. I realize they have to pay for their overhead costs and such, but who goes out and buys a camera and says “I’m only buying this to make money” (with the exception of professionals who use their cameras to make money in a different way). People go out and buy cameras to capture memories. That’s what 99% of people with a camera do.

    If you’re going around taking shots of things and only thinking to yourself how much money you can make off each shot, then you need to chill out on the whole entrepreneurship thing and find yourself a girlfriend.

  17. Bradjward 21 December 2007 at 7:04 am #

    *closes mouth*


  18. The Gimcracker 21 December 2007 at 7:28 am #

    That wasn’t directed at you BTW :)

    Happy Holidays! Can’t wait to rip out some tile in 2 weeks.

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