So I used this photo in a post earlier today (see here) and didn’t put a photo credit on it because I was working quickly from a hotel room and just not paying attention. Soon after that I received an Aidelbaum-style note from Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle saying I’d stolen his stuff and he didn’t want to send his Hearst Co. lawyers after me but he did think I was a rat bastard and should give him credit. Or words to that effect.
Anyhoo, I updated the original post, but I realized that that’s not good enough. Because a lot of people won’t go back and look at that post again. So they’ll have seen that Scoble photo and won’t have realized where it came from, and now for the rest of their lives they’ll just go around thinking that the Scoble photo took itself or something. Or maybe they’re huge Scoble fans and they’ll want to order a reprint of that fine high-quality portrait but they won’t know where to get a reprint because Fake Steve didn’t tell them who took it. Well, now you do. The photo was taken by Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle and the original version appeared here.
But wait, there’s more. The other reason I’m running the photo again is because when I went back to fix my photo credit mistake I noticed that thing on the back of the guy’s head at the left. Scroll back up and check it out. And don’t be coy. You know exactly what the fuck I’m talking about.
I mean, Holy friggin mother of Jesus, what the fuck is that? Is it a horn sprouting out of his skull? Is he some kind of man-unicorn hybrid? If you rub his bump will it bring you good luck? I also like the woman holding the microphone. I’m told she works for Scoble and just follows him everywhere, recording everything he says so he can save it for the Scoble Library. But the fact is that once you’ve noticed The Lump you can’t see anything else in the photo. Your eye is just drawn there and fixed on it. Great work, Dwight Silverman. Now I’m going to have nightmares.