FLASHBACK FRIDAY 09 - “PREGNANCY SCARE”
This polaroid was taken a few years back during one of our desert adventures in California. As the sun was setting we pulled over near a field and shot off our final polaroid. I’m not quite sure what we were going for with this one, but I rather like it.
The distraught looks on our underexposed faces makes me think the following conversation is probably being had…
Vicki: “I think I might be pregnant.”
Me: “Like, with a baby?”
Me: “Not a good time woman.”
FLASHBACK FRIDAY 02 - “OUR FIRST POLAROID” - CIRCA 2002
This is the first photo ever taken of the two of us together. I was working at our college’s “film cage” at the time and Vicki had come in to pick up her Bolex 16mm camera. I believe our friend Gage took this photo. Behind us you can see the sign-up sheets for the various film and video equipment. Vicki’s name is somewhere on that wall.
This is embarrassing to admit but I’m not sure if we were going out yet or not when this photo was taken. However, I do know that I framed this photo and gave it to Vicki for her birthday later that year when we were together. We still have it today, the frame is a replica of a clapboard used in films.
Little known fact: When Vicki started to “like” me she asked me to be in one of her films. Of course I obliged as I had been obsessed with her pig-tails for quite some time. My role was “The Drug Dealer”. I believe tic-tacs in a plastic baggie were my “product”. As Vicki was shooting my scene I remember wearing my bright blue Sports Authority T-Shirt and thinking “wow, this is not believable at all, I hope Vicki doesn’t fail”.
Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS
No. 02 - “BROKEN ARMS AND BROKEN HEARTS”
Pros: My fake broken arm and the red bike pump that can be seen in the foreground
Cons: My “cigarette work” appears to be less than authentic
Rumors: The red bike pump was allegedly once used to blow up a Blowfish. Word is that if you click here you can see some of the footage of the Blowfish literally blowing up. If you do watch definitely watch right up till the bitter end as there is a pretty funny outtake.
Past Christmas Classics: 2007 REJECTED CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN
“CHRISTMAS IS FOR LOVERS”
I feel bad because in retrospect this one’s probably better than the one we ended up going with. The “winner” will be posted here soon.
Also, I like how my pants and glasses change from shot to shot.
Past Christmas Classics: 2007 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS
No. 04 - “VICKI BITES IT AND I DO NOTHING”
I rather like this one and honestly regret not using it for our card. The “plan” for this shot was for Vicki and I to sit on the cooler and “ride it like a pony”. So I hit the timer, Vicki hops on the cooler, I run to the cooler, cooler slides out from under Vicki, Vicki falls to floor, I get to scene and do absolutely nothing to help.
Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD
“MERRY MILLER HO HO HIGH LIFE”
We had about 100 of these made up at Target. I believe the caption read “Tramps like us, baby we were born to run - The Boss” followed by “Peace! Tanner and Vicki”. Obviously we were heavy into Bruce Springsteen at the time. Actually, I was the only one heavy into Bruce, I’m not too sure Vicki was all that thrilled with the caption.
A bit of trivia: We’ve been portraying variations of these two lovable characters in every Christmas Card since the beautiful disaster you see here.
Another bit of trivia: I’m wearing ladies pants in this photo.
Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS
No. 01 - “THE CHRISTMAS FUTON”
Why was this beautiful shot rejected you ask? Well, long story short, Rigby was not too thrilled about being placed in a fish tank and vetoed the shot. He didn’t think his father, a rather serious St. Bernard, would be too amused. Also, “pregnant” Vicki was not holding her Miller High Life to camera like I had asked, and my underwear are showing. So yeah, all three of us joined forces to botch what could have otherwise been a rather nice shot.