Azrael and Papa Smurf smurfing in the smurf but this time it’s to the smurf

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I may have been eleven-years old when I first asked myself about Smurfette’s role in the Smurf Village, I still don’t really know the answer. So I just checked her Wiki page, and it turns out the dude Smurfs are all a bunch of twisted haters. Gargamel created Smurfette as a way to create jealousy in the all-male Smurf village — he probably should have gone with a Greg Louganis Smurf. But he made her in his image, so she was average looking and had dark hair. So the dude Smurfs teased her into an eating disorder, then Papa Smurf took her into his hut and surgically altered her into the eight-inch high Anna Nicole-Smith she is today.


Technical Stuff: I was sitting on my balcony, this mess of clouds rolled by and eventually I got off my ass and started shooting. The exposure settings were taken on the clouds. Mostly I tilted the camera up, allowed the tiny computer in my pocket digital Kodak C533 to adjust the pixels into its interpretation of what I was looking at, then I let the monkey press the button and gave him a banana.


I’ve never really looked for images in clouds. I like clouds for what they are — harbingers of evil fortune and masturbatory aids. But this time it was kind of impossible not to see a giant cat’s head… seriously, you’d have to be buried in a Chilean mine* not to see it. But after I got the photo on my screen I realized, with a little effort, I could also see Papa Smurf… or maybe it’s that kick ass Gremlin, Stripe, who should have smurfed an ice pick into Kate Beringer’s smurf instead of smurfing around. That’d be way more cool.

*someone had to get it started.


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About Gabriel

I’ve lived in more than fifty places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.
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5 Responses to Azrael and Papa Smurf smurfing in the smurf but this time it’s to the smurf

  1. Diane says:

    I only see saber-tooth squirrels when I look up….and you got two from the same show. lol I do see them. Fantastic shot! x

  2. Gabriel says:

    Thanks… I was sitting on the balcony watching three different levels of very angry clouds move in different directions and speeds, and I realized I was looking at two large cats fighting each other. By the time I eventually turned the camera on and handed it to the monkey, there was just this one left — it’s actually two separate levels of clouds. I didn’t even see Papa Smurf until much later. My original headline was going to be “Giant angry pussy in the sky”, so it’s probably best for everyone that I saw the Smurf.

  3. Kitty says:

    I’m totally missing the smurf in here. I do see a man’s profile and he looks angry.

  4. Gabriel says:

    Hello Kitty… heh. The angry guy is Papa Smurf — he’s smurfing smurfed off and he’s taking that smurfing Azrael downtown where he’s going to smurf her a new smurf hole.

    The cloud on the very top right is ‘old angry guy’s’ hat, it’s kind of flopped over like a Smurf’s hat. Along with ‘angry old dude’ I also see the head of a ‘Chinese dragon’ as well… but you did smurf the pissed off cat though?

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