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(SFGate)   Wedding photographer captures earthquake with pics showing why they're not getting their deposit back   (sfgate.com) divider line
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2008-05-24 12:47:30 AM  
if that's not a sign to the grooms to run like hell I don't know what is
 
2008-05-24 1:22:54 AM  
"Told you I'd make the earth move for ya, baby."
 
2008-05-24 1:56:34 AM  
Wow. That kind of looks like a lot of Ohio towns....after all the jobs went to China!
 
2008-05-24 4:58:42 AM  
awesome article. mailroomjack , lol!
 
2008-05-24 6:02:22 AM  
From the looks of the church they better be glad they were outside taking pictures.
 
2008-05-24 6:03:10 AM  
Wow, unbelievable photos!
F**king LEVELED that church.
 
2008-05-24 6:06:06 AM  
Perfect "wheres your god now" situation.
 
2008-05-24 6:11:37 AM  
those pictures look like something straight out of a crazy ass japanese horror movie.
 
2008-05-24 6:12:18 AM  
pretty damn awesome
 
2008-05-24 6:18:19 AM  
Last photo sums it up well.

Good show.
 
2008-05-24 6:20:32 AM  
Poor groom is never going to hear the end of that.
 
2008-05-24 6:33:45 AM  
The groom now has no excuse if he forgets their anniversary!
 
2008-05-24 6:36:33 AM  
I saw nothing but hot asian girls, and something about a church...?
 
2008-05-24 6:53:03 AM  
ouch
 
2008-05-24 6:59:06 AM  
 
2008-05-24 7:00:06 AM  
Shame, looked like a beautiful wedding dress.
 
2008-05-24 7:01:54 AM  
hattarwf: NY Times version is better.

And by better you mean the same?
 
2008-05-24 7:12:50 AM  
More pictures here. (pops)
 
2008-05-24 7:15:37 AM  
fregniacciaro: More pictures here. (pops)

And by more you mean fewer?
 
2008-05-24 7:26:16 AM  
Is anybody else angry about how news sites constantly talk about blog writers and the content on their sites, but then completely fail to provide a link?

I mean really, this is an html medium... is it THAT hard to throw in the occasional <a href= > every now and again?
 
2008-05-24 7:27:17 AM  
The first picture is really surreal.
 
2008-05-24 7:31:03 AM  
Control_this: fregniacciaro: More pictures here. (pops)

And by more you mean fewer?


My guess is you don't know how to click things.
 
2008-05-24 7:35:38 AM  
ManThatHurts: Wow. That kind of looks like a lot of Ohio towns....after all the jobs went to China!

hahahaha.
 
2008-05-24 7:40:21 AM  
Anybody else finding the blog in question? I keep getting strange and dangerous results.
 
2008-05-24 7:41:29 AM  
Pulitzer Prize stuff.
 
2008-05-24 7:44:02 AM  
fregniacciaro: Control_this: fregniacciaro: More pictures here. (pops)

And by more you mean fewer?

My guess is you don't know how to click things.


Well, there are these strange Chinese characters on the page...

They look like this: "1" "2" "3" "4"

It's almost as if they represented a sequence, perhaps even a sequence of pages containing pictures.
 
2008-05-24 7:50:00 AM  
The French you say?
Well, there you are.
 
2008-05-24 7:50:42 AM  
Phaid: Well, there are these strange Chinese characters on the page...

They look like this: "1" "2" "3" "4"

It's almost as if they represented a sequence, perhaps even a sequence of pages containing pictures.


LOL
 
2008-05-24 7:53:56 AM  
The before/after shots of the church are surreal.
 
2008-05-24 8:03:16 AM  
Sad and unfortunate timing for the happy couple.
 
2008-05-24 8:03:38 AM  
When my friends got married, the cake was 1/2h late. She was pretty worried at the time.

Perspective, eh? Poor couples... at least they (seem to have) all lived.
 
2008-05-24 8:20:33 AM  
fregniacciaro: My guess is you don't know how to click things.

My guess is you fail pattern recognition tests. (see the 4 posts leading up to mine.)
 
2008-05-24 8:22:38 AM  
I found a site with similar pictures up. Some moran scolded in the comments "Those are obviously a photoshop. You should be more careful about what you post as the truth." (not verbatim)

/figured he must have been a Farker.
//maybe even a Total Farker
 
2008-05-24 8:23:19 AM  
ThatGuyOverThere: completely fail to provide a link

Maybe that's because there isn't any to provide. Here are a few more photos, but if you Google for the "Wang Qiang's blog", then be careful.
You either see links to different Google Notebooks, lots of results for something called byrev.net, and other irrelevant stuff. Almost all of those pages show an apparent Youtube-screen. Instead it's a link to spam-sites.
The only reasonable link I could find is here, where someone links to a Chinese site (I think) that contains much more fotos.
My guess is someone at Associated Press flung this on the net, where other "journalists", in all professionalism, copied and pasted it.
Anyone read Chinese?
 
2008-05-24 8:24:04 AM  
"It's like an earthquaaaaaeeeeaaaaaake, on your wedding day...".

Unfortunate, but STILL not ironic.
 
2008-05-24 8:47:10 AM  
Control_this: fregniacciaro: My guess is you don't know how to click things.

My guess is you fail pattern recognition tests. (see the 4 posts leading up to mine.)


Nice attempt, but it's probably better for you to be quiet now.
 
2008-05-24 8:49:29 AM  
Meh, that stuff happens to churches every time I get too close to them.

Who knew Wang Chung turned out to be a wedding photographer.

/everybody have fun tonight
 
2008-05-24 8:55:57 AM  
Unfortunate day, but great opportunity for the photographer. Very poignant. That was a beautiful church.
 
2008-05-24 9:03:13 AM  
I suspect this is one of many disasters the groom is going to have to put up with by getting married. My advice to him. RUN

/why yes I am bitter
//still luvs the wimmin though
///as long as they swallow
 
2008-05-24 9:17:03 AM  
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This is surely one of the eeriest undoctored photos I've ever seen.
 
2008-05-24 9:22:28 AM  
flexflint: Anyone read Chinese?

Quite a few people, I'm told.
 
2008-05-24 9:50:37 AM  
Wow. These look like Pulitzer prize winning photos.
 
2008-05-24 9:51:27 AM  
Run! Run! Wang!
 
2008-05-24 10:03:49 AM  
Man, my first thought was "what a nice looking church." Then it was "holy friggin crap" seeing the post-earthquake pic.
 
2008-05-24 10:17:11 AM  
You just know the bride's mother is going to blame it all on the groom.
 
2008-05-24 10:33:44 AM  
I think when your wedding is over and everyone is still alive, and not arrested, it's a successful wedding. They should keep that in mind. Too bad about the pretty church though :(
 
2008-05-24 10:45:42 AM  
hattarwf: NY Times version is better.

I think you do not know the meaning of the word "better."
 
2008-05-24 10:46:42 AM  
Haoie: Sad and unfortunate timing for the happy couple. for the church.
 
2008-05-24 10:51:48 AM  
Fifi Le Pew: This is surely one of the eeriest undoctored photos I've ever seen.

Yeah, I wanted to find his blog to see if he was giving wallpapers of that one.
 
2008-05-24 11:00:15 AM  
thanks, this is why i love it here....those were awesome photos.
 
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