Run away...with a watermelon in your pants?


PDA






Oleg Volk
July 10, 2008, 12:29 AM
http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/25084-2/watermelon4399.jpg

If you enjoyed reading about "Run away...with a watermelon in your pants?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Bartkowski
July 10, 2008, 12:33 AM
Looks good. I think this one will really get the point across to some.

REPOMAN
July 10, 2008, 09:32 AM
I like it alot....... Keep up the good work....:)

Sistema1927
July 10, 2008, 09:50 AM
Some might say: "But only a totally depraved fiend would attack a pregnant mother."

Yep, that is why she needs to be able to protect herself and her child. Too many goblins out there.

MD_Willington
July 10, 2008, 10:03 AM
Oleg, that hits pretty close to home actually... This happened ~ 2 hours from our place here in WA.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/national_world&id=6238287

Arraignment is scheduled today in Kennewick for a 23-year-old woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and cutting out her baby and claiming it as her own. The baby boy was last reported in critical condition at a Spokane hospital. The 27-year-old mother was found stabbed to death Friday night in a Kennewick park.

JackBurtonJr
July 10, 2008, 10:52 AM
Oleg... I have an idea for you if you want to use it... and I think with the current state of military affairs it will hit home to a lot of people...

Do a side by side with the same young woman... left side picture in full Army BDUs with holding the current military sidearm, the Berreta 92. Caption it with something like, "Feminists say this woman is as competent as any man to defend herself and her country."

On the other side, with the women in casual civvie clothes and holding the same gun, have the caption read, "Feminists say this woman will have her gun taken away and used against her."

Since my wife served 26 years in the military I know this one will cause a lot of people to stop and think.

TallPine
July 10, 2008, 10:57 AM
Jack, I think Oleg already did one like that ...

dewage83
July 10, 2008, 11:16 AM
Oleg always superb. Keep up the good work....

cbrgator
July 10, 2008, 11:19 AM
Oleg, I think its great.
I have a question though...what do you actually do with these photos?

Brian Dale
July 10, 2008, 11:19 AM
Good one, Oleg.I have a question though...what do you actually do with these photos?Among other things, he does this:

Reproduction of the unaltered images in electronic media or print is permitted and encouraged, provided that a by-line is given and that the images are used to promote responsible gun ownership. Please check with me first.. (http://www.a-human-right.com/faq.html).

Check out the links in his sig line; here's one (http://www.a-human-right.com/).

MaterDei
July 10, 2008, 11:22 AM
Looks great.

I was going to mention that the grip doesn't fit her hand very well but then I realized that Glock grips don't fit anybody's hand very well. :neener:

22-rimfire
July 10, 2008, 11:39 AM
The poster hits home the idea effectively. It has an excellent message. I just keep looking at it and thinking it will be offensive to some. I don't want it to be offensive, but a little bird keeps pulling at me....

watermelons, breasts.... watermelon rinds, citrulline, viagra, pregnant woman .... I don't know. Just my opinion, dismiss it if you choose.

cbrgator
July 10, 2008, 11:46 AM
These posters are obviously directed at the anti's, but do enough anti's actually see them? I'd really like to think so but usually an anti is ignorant and not willing to learn what his website wants to teach. Is there any kind of mainstream media that he/we can put these posters in so more eyes see them? I think most people that see it are people like us, and that is just preaching to the choir.

Treo
July 10, 2008, 02:21 PM
Mr. Volk,
I like the concept and I think the photography is really good but, with all due respect I have to agree W/ .22 rimfire. Some women are going to find the watermelon analogy offensive. May you could try the same photo W/out the melon?

Sistema1927
July 10, 2008, 02:45 PM
Soemtimes a cigar is just a cigar - Sigmund Freud

Sometimes a watermelon is just a watermelon - Sistema1927

AndyC
July 10, 2008, 02:50 PM
S'funny - I'm usually very quick to spot any double entendre but in this case I took the watermelon as an analogy to the preggy-belly. Either I'm getting old or y'all just have dirty minds :D

MedWheeler
July 10, 2008, 03:05 PM
JackBurton, that's a good idea.. if Oleg already covered it, kudos to him, too. I haven't visited a-human-right.com yet (this is the first I'm hearing of it), but I'll be there shortly.. (my wife is also a former USSR national.)

3KillerBs
July 10, 2008, 03:09 PM
She is carrying small for 8 months. :)

Me at 37 weeks with my 4th:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a370/MBVoelker/Bellyclose-up37weeks.jpg

I think the poster is great and the watermelon thing is a common joke with pregnant women so I think it strikes just the right note.

Treo
July 10, 2008, 03:15 PM
I never thought the watermelon thing had any sexual implications. I was thinking about the weight gain aspect

Brian Dale
July 10, 2008, 03:32 PM
You're a better man than I am, Killer Bees (note to other folks: it's a metaphor and a Kipling reference; 3KillerBs gets it already). My back would probably never recover from that.

Dope
July 10, 2008, 03:34 PM
She is carrying small for 8 months.

Me at 37 weeks with my 4th:


I think the poster is great and the watermelon thing is a common joke with pregnant women so I think it strikes just the right note.

At first, I thought your picture was of my beer belly. It took me a minute to figure out what was going on.

*sigh*

Dope

yhtomit
July 10, 2008, 04:44 PM
Slightly mixed message, IMO, though an intriguing image.

Since she *has* a gun, the question "can she run away" doesn't strike me right; it looks, from her being armed, and her confident posture and expression, that running away is not on *this particular woman's* list of needs.

If she had a shopping basket in the other hand, that question would make more sense to me.

As currently pictured, it's more like "She knows she can't outrun a criminal," or "Not everyone can run from an attacker."

cheers,

timothy

TAB
July 10, 2008, 04:53 PM
Some might say: "But only a totally depraved fiend would attack a pregnant mother."

Yep, that is why she needs to be able to protect herself and her child. Too many goblins out there.



staticly speaking, the father.

TallPine
July 10, 2008, 05:09 PM
Oleg... I have an idea for you if you want to use it... and I think with the current state of military affairs it will hit home to a lot of people...

Do a side by side with the same young woman... left side picture in full Army BDUs with holding the current military sidearm, the Berreta 92. Caption it with something like, "Feminists say this woman is as competent as any man to defend herself and her country."

On the other side, with the women in casual civvie clothes and holding the same gun, have the caption read, "Feminists say this woman will have her gun taken away and used against her."

Since my wife served 26 years in the military I know this one will cause a lot of people to stop and think.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=375889

3KillerBs
July 10, 2008, 05:56 PM
You're a better man than I am, Killer Bees (note to other folks: it's a metaphor and a Kipling reference; 3KillerBs gets it already). My back would probably never recover from that.

:D

I wouldn't be making that picture public if I weren't willing to take the inevitable jokes. LOL

I'm not sure my back ever did recover. And that's probably my second-favorite piece from Kipling. I used to be able to recite quite a bit of it -- complete with bad, stage-fake accent.

Trisha
July 10, 2008, 06:06 PM
Oleg, does the poster have a url, so that I can send it to an aquaintance here?

Picard
July 10, 2008, 06:27 PM
All internet pictures have urls. Just right click and go to properties.

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/25084-2/watermelon4399.jpg

strat81
July 11, 2008, 11:49 AM
http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/1424505.aspx

I wonder where it will lead.

gtmerkley
July 11, 2008, 12:06 PM
I think its more importent for weman to carry then us guys.JMO

Brian Dale
July 11, 2008, 12:38 PM
strat81, that's an interesting thread. Most are in favor of resp0onsible firearms ownership. One poster got hoodwinked by a news report somewhere, though: I was watching a documentary last week about this and they said that at 90% of gun shows they dont do background checks. That's scary.Yes, it's scary if one hasn't learned that it's completely false.

Someone noticed the idea that the watermelon represents a person's expected weight gain and diminished agility, though. :)

velobard
July 11, 2008, 01:16 PM
These posters are obviously directed at the anti's, but do enough anti's actually see them?
I once posted one of Oleg's pics on another forum, I think I used the wheelchair one, and someone stated that I was obviously a gun nut simply because I knew where to find a picture like that.

strat81
July 11, 2008, 01:39 PM
It is quite interesting...

Hell to the yes, I am pro gun.....and I love shooting them. My dh and I have some. He knows that I know how to shoot them, and I am totally comfortable aiming at someones head if they threaten me in my house.

Oh, and we keep ours in a safe that is finger print coded, so only my dh and I can open the safe. Its like mission impossible or something.......:)

Every girl should know how to shoot!!

Excellent enthusiasm, but her tactics and storage methods need some work.

doc2rn
July 11, 2008, 01:55 PM
I usually print off a dozen of Oleg's pics and leave them around campus. A few have wandered onto the main bill boards for the school to view. I always get Olegs okay first though. The women needing to learn self reliance ones seem to get the best responses.

bullseye308
July 11, 2008, 01:59 PM
I think the pic is great. When my wife was pregnant the first time I got her a shirt that had a large pic of a watermellon covering the belly that read "I'm not pregnant, I'm a watermellon thief" At first she cried at the insult, then started laughing and loved it.

perlgerl
July 13, 2008, 02:44 AM
3KB -- Technically, Oleg rounded up a little bit. I was 34 weeks, 2 days when that photo was taken last week. Also, I was measuring 2cm smaller than average (fundal height) at my last checkup. Some of the weight I've gained (about 35 lbs as of that picture) has gone to the face and shoulders (and breasts, of course) instead of the belly. It's my first, too, so I'm not as big as I'd be if it were #4.

The image of me holding a watermelon while PG definitely cracks me up. "Looks like she swallowed a watermelon"..."are you pregnant or a watermelon smuggler?"...etc. Those round ones are just about the same size and weight as my belly now. Before the visit to Oleg's, I had grabbed a watermelon during my baby shower and made my dad take a few pictures of me holding it.

I was tempted to get this t-shirt: http://t-shirts.cafepress.com/item/watermelon-maternity-dark-tshirt/133540840
but I think Oleg's going to Photoshop the watermelon onto my belly in another picture of me soon, in a matching green dress. :D

What's annoying is that thenest.com requires a 3-day waiting period after you register before you can post a comment, so they are talking about this picture of me over there and I can't respond yet!

-- The watermelon-wielding PG lady :rolleyes:

Brian Dale
July 13, 2008, 03:35 AM
Maybe they instituted a special 3-day waiting period for you because some posters were writing mean things about the dress worn by a lady with a gun and a watermelon... :evil:

Glad that you're in this thread. ;)

3KillerBs
July 14, 2008, 04:43 PM
3KB -- Technically, Oleg rounded up a little bit. I was 34 weeks, 2 days when that photo was taken last week. Also, I was measuring 2cm smaller than average (fundal height) at my last checkup. Some of the weight I've gained (about 35 lbs as of that picture) has gone to the face and shoulders (and breasts, of course) instead of the belly. It's my first, too, so I'm not as big as I'd be if it were #4.

The image of me holding a watermelon while PG definitely cracks me up. "Looks like she swallowed a watermelon"..."are you pregnant or a watermelon smuggler?"...etc. Those round ones are just about the same size and weight as my belly now. Before the visit to Oleg's, I had grabbed a watermelon during my baby shower and made my dad take a few pictures of me holding it.

I was tempted to get this t-shirt: http://t-shirts.cafepress.com/item/w...hirt/133540840
but I think Oleg's going to Photoshop the watermelon onto my belly in another picture of me soon, in a matching green dress.

What's annoying is that thenest.com requires a 3-day waiting period after you register before you can post a comment, so they are talking about this picture of me over there and I can't respond yet!

-- The watermelon-wielding PG lady

:)

I hope all is going smoothly for you. Cherish every moment -- there's no experience that could possibly match up.

I always carried way out front so people would start giving me that "Is she going into labor NOW?" look at about 7 months. :lol:

That shirt is great. I'd have loved to have had one. Not only was DH making watermelon jokes but during my first pregnancy I had cravings for watermelon. :D

CountGlockula
July 14, 2008, 04:47 PM
Ahhhh...now I get it.

Mark K. C.
July 14, 2008, 04:54 PM
Another Masterpiece

If you enjoyed reading about "Run away...with a watermelon in your pants?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!