Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mom, on the Onion

OK. I have a beautiful, amazingly detailed wedding to share. But first, ohhh, boy. My brother brought this to my attention this morning and I am still amazed:

My mother's image, appearing in the hilarious satirical newspaper,
The Onion.

This is a photo I took 5 or 6 years ago. I have a collection of stock images available for license through Getty Images, and this is one of them. So, my mom signed a model release, and The Onion's art director did a search and decided that she represented a good "mom" to illustrate this article, "Mom Just Locked Her Door".

So far, she seems to have a good sense of humor about it... I don't know what her share of the royalties will be yet. The image is photoshopped pretty obviously onto a generic background. But, wow, is this ever one for Symphony's time capsule! If anyone has a print copy, please send it my way.

The best part may be that my friend Allison, who I haven't seen in 10 years or so, said, "I was looking at the Onion today and thought, wow, that looks like Jessamyn is 30 years!".


WordyDoodles said...

I just read the article and it was hilarious. I totally LOL'd, especially since the image in that context does seem to say "I'm damn pleased right about now, I just locked my door!"

WordyDoodles said...

And it got 16,000 Facebook likes!!!