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Amber Alert: Missing Children

Many of you were wondering why I kept pestering each of you for photos of yourself as a child. As part of our theme of an old abandoned carnival, the concept was designed around the idea that the reason the carnival shut down was that all of the kids disappeared. And here’s what we did with those photos (you can also see the Flickr set here):

Avitable

Amy

Angie

Hellohahanarf

Copasetic Beth

Sybil Law

Mr. Fabulous

Carolina

Dave2

Delmer

Geeky Tai Tai

Coal Miner's Granddaughter

Hilly

Girl Dislocated

Britt

Faiqa

Jane

John

Karl

LeSombre

Mike

Millie

Penny

Poppy

Jared

Tariq

Mark

Stephanie

Turnbaby

Finn

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44 Replies to “Amber Alert: Missing Children”

  1. Valerie

    When I saw Buddha on the Road was last seen at the lions’ cage, I was reminded of the buddhist fable of the buddha sacrificing himself to feed a starving tigress so she wouldn’t eat her own cubs. While not an exact match, close.

    http://www.borobudur.tv/jataka_01.htm

    Story of the Tigress

    The moral must be something along the lines of: When others are desperate, we must act now even to the extent of sacrificing ourselves. I find this relevant to the times.

  2. NYCWD

    That was one of the cooler little details about the party.

    BTW, since my last gig as a magician didn’t work out… I think I’ll go into training monkeys to do my bidding.

    You know… for bananas…

  3. Hilly

    Hahaha, wait…I am giggling at Whall being scared of what you’d do. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Besides this being a great idea, it was fun to see what everyone looked like as a baby or kid. Not many people were hard to guess!

  4. Girl, Dislocated

    Totally forgot I sent you a picture, and almost fell out of my chair when I saw my missing poster. I can’t believe how professional these look!! (And from the flicker pictures I can tell the whole set up was amazing)
    Thanks for the amusement, the distraction really did me some good ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Avitable

    Amanda, I thought she was pretty dorky looking. Not that I have any room to talk.

    Carolina, apparently, he didn’t even care, though!

    Sybil, no, but maybe someone preserved you in a jar.

    Kay, and now they’re just a bunch of old ugly people.

    Val, wow – that’s deep for a post like this!

    Karl, this size should be printable on 8.5X11, too.

    Jesus, people seemed to enjoy it at the party.

    Hellohahanarf, you were so cute!

    Geeky, I guess yours wasn’t exactly a kid photo, though.

    Lisa, thanks!

    SciFi Dad, did you doubt me? Bastard.

    Bubblewench, I do aim to please.

    Faiqa, I wasn’t hot as a kid?

    Lucy, thanks! You’ll have to definitely come next year.

    Finn, aren’t you glad you sent a photo? I bet you thought I was going to do something bad, too.

    Britt, you were cute, in your own retarded way.

    Grant, yeah, we got a little uncreative towards the end of it.

    NYCWD, monkeys like bananas and baby’s brains.

    LMSS, I hope you will be too!

    Angie, you totally missed out, too. Should have ditched your guests.

    Kaila, no problem!

    Whall, I got 37 of them in total, I think.

    Tug, it was fun seeing what bloggers looked like as babies.

    Dave2, never!

    Hilly, nope. Especially Brad.

    Evil Genius, maybe their bones.

    Atomic Bombshell, I liked the babies in bags, myself.

    Greeneyezz, and Britt. Don’t forget Britt.

    Muskrat, well, that’s what I am. An adorable singing puppy!

    Girl, Dislocated, why do you need distraction? What’s going on in your life right now?

    Poppy, it’s okay. I know I rock.

    Em, it was definitely fun to do. Maybe next year we’ll get more participants.

    Ginger, well, not all of us.

  6. Greenyezz

    Ah, Sorry Britt! Didn’t mean to leave you out of the Kudos. ๐Ÿ™
    I went by only what Adam had wrote for this post and didn’t know you had helped put these Missing children’s photos together.

    Again, A great concept and very creative! ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~ZZ

  7. Girl, Dislocated

    First of all, on a more relevant note, I forgot to mention this after looking at all the pictures and reading all the comments, but I think you should start a party throwing business and have people pay you to do for them what you do at your house every Halloween for whatever occasion/theme they want. That type of business may already exist, but other โ€œparty throwersโ€ (if thatโ€™s what theyโ€™re called) would have some tough competition, considering all the rave reviews your parties always get.

    To answer your question, in the grand scheme of things, it’s nothing earth-shattering, and yet, as ridiculous as it sounds, I’ve spent many weeks trying to figure out what to say and how to say it. (Though I like to think that thatโ€™s progress in itself.)

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