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Give Piss A Chance

Give Piss A Chance
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Copyright: Giuliano De Matteis (calamaro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 2 N: 85] (857)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-02
Categories: Event
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-04 6:34
Viewed: 2632
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two, one, two, three, four
Ev'rybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism,
Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, That-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m
All we are saying is give piece a chance,
All we are saying is give piece a chance
Ev'rybody's talking about ministers,
Sinister, Banisters
And canisters, Bishops, Fishops,
Rabbis, and Pop eyes, Bye, bye, bye byes
All we are saying is give peace a chance,
All we are saying is give peace a chance
Let me tell you now
Revoluton, evolution, masturbation,
Flagellation, regulation, integrations,
Meditations, United Nations,
Ev'rybody's talking about
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary,
Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan,
Tommy Copper,
Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer,
Allen Ginsberg, Hare Krishna,
Hare Krishna

(John Lennon)

This shot have been made in Rome, at the Live 8 in circo Massimo...I usually am against this sort of concert, where singer full of money make pubblicity to their cd talking about problem that they don't know onlu for a day and the day afetr they don't remember, like also the people who go to this concert....talking about peace and love and fightin' with the others 15 minut after the concert for a car parking or something stupid like that...

...but this time I was wrong....the concert has been special....and people seemed to feel somethin' very special...so I want to give my contribution for the peace and for Africa with this shot made at thge side of circo massimo waiting to go to the "bathroom", saying to myself and to everybody that it's only the fate that make us born in a country instead than in another....and so we must not forget to remember people less lucky than us...

...ah....sorry for the title of this shot...but I have not resisted...I think it's too funny!

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great shot, giuliano,
and a great title! :-)
this is definitely a funny photo
i would have taken, too.
did you crop all the people out
which were waiting there? *g*
the toilets look so unused.
take care,

ancora una volta BRAVO, Ciao


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  • aran Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 123 W: 21 N: 19] (396)
  • [2005-07-04 11:48]
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Hi, that's funny and original, I like the colour contrast asn perspective, thanks for sharing it.

Bella foto, come sempre, e il titolo e' dissacrante e spiritoso.
Bel lavoro Paolo

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29336)
  • [2005-07-04 16:53]
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A funny one and why not, you didn't miss this one, bad guy. I like this humour.
I want to teel you tha I share your idea about those concert made bt persons full of money making publicity. What does it change after ? It changes me maybe but what about the leaders ? those who decide for you. Give peace (piss) a chance ...my eye ! OK I'm getting calm now.

It is in fact this is the reality, where all show the solidarity
but they don't thoroughly know the problems. It is very beautiful there
in the hour, he knows that words dropped a country.
But the picture was legal, creative, I am happy that you also
he is giving his contribution for the peace. It is it that all of us
we want - Paz to the World.
Congratulations for the work, perfect


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  • Maru Gold Star Critiquer [C: 471 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-04 19:40]
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I love this shot, Giuliano!
the different colors and forms of the bathrooms speaks about our differences and also about how similar we are.

COOL!! this is so original!!! nice work, is also usefull =) Excellent Photo.

this really made me smile Giuliano :-)) great capture and very funny title... ihih

i'm glad the concert was good.. i know what you mean about how false and fleeting these events can sometimes be and i think it's great that this really seemed to inspire a sense of human unity and solidarity... we all need it!

bravo per questa imagine molto evocativa del momento e spirito del evento e per la nota come sempre molto sensibile.. :-)


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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-05 6:27]
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I agree completely with your words Giuliano,the picture is funny,a little out of focus but maybe it was your intention...
I like so much you send a such message here.Bravo

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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8188)
  • [2005-07-05 8:06]
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Hehehe!Nice shot,great colors.
Very nice Giuliano,

Funny and colourfull. Good diagonal composition. We have those in Canada too.

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  • tarta Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 0] (346)
  • [2005-07-05 12:43]
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Molto molto divertente!!! Bellissima. Una volta tanto anche la pubblica amministrazione è riuscita a fare un bell'abbinamento di colori. Bravo a te ke sei riuscito a coglierlo!!
Margherita ;)

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  • biblio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 6 N: 225] (2498)
  • [2005-07-05 14:58]

excellent composition and well spotted. great note too. these funny images help to spread a positive message in an otherwise dark world!

Bonjourno Giuliano

I like the repetitive colors & shames. A humourous shot, & a great title. Well done!

guliano, this picture is nice , coloureful and bright. Your title is so good becouse of place you made photo from.
why calamaro ? and why in france (introduction)

Excellent detail with great title! Very funny.
Thanks for sharing.

  • artabb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 341 W: 34 N: 182] (3637)
  • [2005-07-08 9:42]

Wonderful idea Giuliano and good realisation both for the photo and the title. Really funny

nice shot...lots of colour..good title too =)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2005-07-11 5:51]
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Great shot Giuliano, a funny title with an interesting objects. :) I never see toilets with many colours, this is first! Great colours, nicely composed, very well done, thanks for sharing. :)

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  • mila Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 1] (66)
  • [2005-07-11 10:48]
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It's very original:) and this title...I think it's fascinating!

Haha LOL.
Very nice colors and a realy funny title, well done!

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2005-07-21 20:07]
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The colorful picture, your nice note and very funny title, as a whole makes a very nice presentation.

It is a ver apt title. LOL.


I didn't see that one. I'm amuse... You probably have hesitation with the word game, or you have the flash after... The titre ON the picture and OF the picture is not exactly the same. A music lover you too? You seem to enjoy different style. Great work!

Very funny!! I'm still laughing about the nice coincidence :-). The title and the picture are funny as they are, but the fact that it's been taken at the Live8 Peace concert, makes it just perfect.

Wonderful bunch of colours showing so well against the black at top and bottom. I like the perspective also. It is a very funny photo. It reminds us that wherever we live in the world and whether we are rich or poor, we all have to "go"....LOL... Well done!

Really funny shot, colorful and I like the metaphor.

great shot
very good funny photo
like the reference to the Beatles song
Dave R

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  • rosana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 2 N: 246] (3317)
  • [2005-08-25 10:20]

Hi very well presented and colorful but also very funny. Hope people did not mind your presence there with your camera.!!!
Ciao Ros

hello again,
Esta foto es muy bonita y a mi me gusta el titulo tambien, bien visto. Los colores son bellos y la composition esta lograda. Gracias

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2005-11-04 10:09]

Hi Giuliano
I give you 20 points for the title, 10 for the post-processing
and 10 for the perspective!
Robert Deschênes

United Colours of Toilets :)
Bit too blurry.

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