Air Ball

Dammit, Dennis.  Is that one of those tricks you learned in North Korea?

Dammit, Dennis. Is that one of those tricks you learned in North Korea?

Welcome to another titillating episode of Evil Squirrel’s Nest’s Picture Day, where we strive picture dayto make your hump day just a little more photogenic in a way only our patented shitty photography can accomplish.  I finally got my digital bounty from Friday morning’s trip to the park weeded through and processed, and there were indeed many future Saturday Squirrel shots to be mined from the raw data.  But occasionally something else prompts me to point and shoot while I’m doing my best local weirdo impersonation on these sciurine hunting expeditions… and it was a flash of bright orange up in a tree that grabbed my attention enough to take this photo…

That is most definitely out of bounds.

That is most definitely out of bounds.

While it would have been lovely had I discovered we have a red squirrel on the prowl in my city, it turned out to be a basketball stuck in the grasp on this tree’s limbs.  How the basketball got up there is a story in itself that I can only take an educated guess at.  Those red things you see in the background of the picture are the padding around each of the basketball goals on the park’s court… and since this tree’s a good 150 feet or so away from where basketball is supposed to be played, that pretty much rules out a game time errant throw of epic proportions.

Someone tell Dr. Naismith to fetch his ladder...

Someone tell Dr. Naismith to fetch his ladder…

This ball was almost definitely thrown into the crook of this tree intentionally… either by bored youths who had nothing better to do than to see what would happen if they got their basketball stuck in a tree (Looks like they’ll have to resort to either playing mailbox baseball or cornholing), or this could be the result of another tragic bullying session where the bad guy takes the good guy’s ball away from him and makes sure he won’t be able to use it again.  While the management here at The Nest certainly does not condone bullying (being the victim of plenty of acts of school day terror himself), regardless of which supposition has the most truth to it, it’s always refreshing for me to see kids doing something active that doesn’t involve having their nose glued to a goddamn smartphone…

Our future.... may heaven help us all.

Our future…. may heaven help us all.

I’ll be back next Wednesday with another picture post worthy of a flagrant foul…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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21 Responses to Air Ball

  1. that was the try of someone to win the million… he just used the wrong basket :o) but if you ask me that’s worth some green papers too…

  2. I can’t believe anyone made that shot on purpose. It had to be one of those weird bounces that leave you scratching your proverbial head. Like when I drop something in the bedroom and it bounces off a slipper, caroms off the door jamb, then drops a 3-pointer into the toilet. I couldn’t do it if I tried. There’s never anyone around to really appreciate the art! Or give me the high-five I so richly deserve.

  3. Trisha says:

    I bet some stupid teenagers did it, although my stupid teenager wouldn’t do that! He would bring the ball home, puncture it with some random tool he took out of the garage for no good reason, spill pop and coffee on it and then hide it in the corner of his closet to collect mold.

  4. Ally Bean says:

    Nice shot. Puns intended.

  5. Merbear74 says:

    I can’t seem to find my cornhole….

  6. Well I think some BIG squirrels stole that basketball and stashed it up in that tree. Sure – why not – squirrels deserve to have fun too with something bigger than an acorn.

    Pam

  7. It might have been a ‘sore loser” who took the ball and ran off with it!

  8. draliman says:

    I reckon it was one of those comedy moments where it bounces off the hoop, over the fence, off some jogger’s foot and then into the tree off some bloke’s bald head. That’s definitely what happened.

    • A series of improbable events all occurring in sequence usually leads to things like solar systems forming, life evolving, things on that scale. This one merely resulted in a ball getting stuck in a tree…

  9. The Cutter says:

    It was the work of those wacky Harlem Globetrotters.

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