Yesterday Jim Groom (@jimgroom, on Twitter) was writing about Silicon Valley (End the Domination of Silicon Valley) and the 1985 Bond film, “A View to a Kill,” when he came across Car 106. Having long sought an image of a police car bearing the 106 number, he captured the image and posted it.
Now I see image captures of 106 frequently in @cogdog‘s photostream. He seems to have a sixth sense in operation and he finds them all the time. He has over 106 of them! Me, I look periodically, but really don’t have a lot of success. I likely need to look harder. Such images respond to Visual Assignment 35, “Cogdog’s Illustrate 106.”
But upon inspecting Jim’s image, I noticed that the number appeared to be a bit crudely positioned, and I wondered whether the image had been visited a Doctor (Oblivion). After all, creative juices are always flowing in the DS106 community, and a lot of Art gets made through the magic of image editing programs.
My curiosity piqued, I decided to go to the source, and a few moments later, determined a couple of things.
- catching sight of police car numbers during chase scenes in movies is tricky business.
- the numbers appearing on the cars in the film ARE crudely positioned — either hastily renumbered by the prop company, or just naturally messy.
- the car on the bridge is indeed numbered 106.
Not only that, the car perched on the edge of the bridge was ripe for GIFfing.
And so, as a token apology to Jim for doubting him, I dedicate the above GIF of Car 106 to him. And thank him for creating the conditions for a little pause for creativity. (And more profusely thank him for creating the conditions for a much larger community for creativity!)