Wavy Gravy.

This is my second entry in the Seven Days, Seven Black & White Photos Challenge which seems like it should have a catchier name. Black and white always seems to me to bend toward abstraction, giving different things an often surprising sameness yet also highlighting differences which are unnoticed when the world is in technicolor, which reminded me of the comedian Tom Rhodes who said:

Keep mixing the races until we’re all the same grayish color — then there’ll be no more racism, once we’re all the same shade, man. ‘Hey, gray!’ ‘Who you callin’ gray, gray?’ And then we’ll actually be able to hate someone for the person that they are.

And that in turn inspired me to take this picture which I’ve decided to call Fifty Shades Of Gravy:

There’s still not a catchy name for the photo challenge so here’s a little more Tom Rhodes. There’s some adult language so be sure to crank up the volume and play it for your kids!

10 Comments

  1. Grace

    I love that quote!… who you calling grey man?

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      It’s hilarious and he gets even funnier when he traces the origins of racism back to getting sunburned.

      Reply
  2. Jay

    I also prefer to hate someone according to the content of their character. Much more satisfying.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’ve come to the conclusion that racists are lazy. They want to hate someone but don’t want to have to put any thought into it.

      Reply
  3. Tom

    I went ahead and played this at work, since you didn’t use the disclaimer #NSFW. Thanks for continuing the #SDSBWPC!

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Oh yeah, by the way, that clip is #NSFW, depending on where you work. If you work on a pot farm in Portland then it’s probably totally cool.

      Reply
  4. Kristine @MumRevised

    Fifty shades of gravy is something I would totally pick up. I would, in fact, like it to completely cover the original 50 shades, that might make that book more palatable.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’m working on a recipe for fifty shades of gravy now. That is definitely something the world needs. I’m not sure anything could make the novel palatable though.

      Reply
  5. Ann Koplow

    Love the black, the white, the gray, and the gravy.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      For me the real gravy is comments like yours.

      Reply

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