Friday, September 25, 2009

What? Sour pickles?

"Thomas S. Monson, sixteenth and current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shares a laugh with colleagues at a BYU campus devotional at the Marriott Center, Tuesday morning."

The objective of a journalist is to be objective, but in this case, I really had zero clue what was going on, let alone what was being talked about.

I was assigned to photograph Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as he encouraged students at BYU to follow the lives and counsel of presidents who have gone before him.

Yeah, I got that. But there were so many references I totally didn't get.

As an outsider of "the church" and the only guy that didn't pray in a jam-packed Marriott Center, I didn't get it the jokes.

I'd be sitting there, space out for a second when I lost track of what was being talked about, and then hear "sour pickles" and the entire crowd would erupt into laughter.

Huh? What? What did I miss? Luckily, it wasn't the only assignment of the day where I didn't understand my subject. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post.


Blogger charlie said...

"the church" - good call on the quotes!

Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:51:00 AM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

At least you were wearing comfy underwear, too. You have much to learn in SLC!

Saturday, September 26, 2009 1:27:00 AM  
Blogger Rick Teasdale said...

If it makes you feel any better, I don't get the "sour pickles" reference either. Maybe if I had heard the context it was in, but still, that's pretty random.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 1:54:00 AM  

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