The Lonely Life of the Paparazzi

People think it’s all glamourous and exciting — dash in, get the picture, then off to the pub — but that’s not it at all, mate. Stakeouts, they’re the worst: Cramped for hours in the boot of me car, waiting for that one perfect shot of a murder suspect’s wife’s boyfriend’s dentist’s nurse’s transsexual lover.

But the public’s got a right to know, and sacrifices like these are what quality journalism’s all about, in’nit?

Stealthily photographed by Flickr user fPat Murray.



  1. Just don’t hack into anyone’s bananas, cutie!

  2. Red Toenails says:

    This pic is actually quite beautiful. I know, and silly too. But very nice. And the caption just says it all – very clever and very funny.

  3. Tiny fury phalanges, tiny furry spock ears, and an eye for suspicious goings on.

  4. woud love to see what he/she took a photo of.

  5. sunnylessmum says:

    Almost looks more like a painting than a photo. What a beautiful animal!

  6. I want to kees those leetle ears!

  7. “I’m your biggest fan I’ll follow you until you love me,
    Papa -Paparazzi !
    (oh come on now someone had to do it !)

  8. poor little guy got one too many assaults from Sean Penn I guess 😀

  9. Rachael says:

    His furry spock earses did me in too.

  10. tracylee says:

    of course he would have a C*ckney accent. duh.

    (See, Sharpy? I learnt me lesson!)

  11. Alice Shortcake says:

    Please, please tell me he doesn’t work for Rupert Murdoch…

  12. The Dutchess of Cupcake says:

    Perfect caption. Cute monkey. :o)

  13. Primate Private Eye’s my name. Tracking down Monkey Business is my game. It’s a jungle out here.

  14. 260Oakley says:

    I believe this is a rare color photo of Cecil Beaston.

  15. Red Toenails says:


  16. Perhaps he is Mark Monckton, Wildlife Photographer:

  17. kimmaroo says:

    love the chocklit mess aroun’ hees leetle mouff

  18. Solitary simimian stages surreptious shot…
    furthermore: squee! *headdesk*

  19. 2ScoopsRice says:

    I love how his floofie tail encircles his adorabuhl squeeness…

    8O.oO(I wonder what haz intrigued this lil fella??)

  20. Fird Birfle says:


  21. Fird Birfle says:

    btw, the detail level, on Mr. Photog’s furriness, is lovely.

  22. Hmph, and I’m guessing he isn’t wearing any pants. Stalk yourself, Signor Paparazzo!

  23. victoreia says:

    Are his offices on the fifth floor of the Acme Building? Is he competition for Guy Noir, Private Eye?

  24. caligirl says:

    NOMTOM, you amaze me at how you can write in an accent into a story that when i read it, i actually hear the accent come out. do you write books? if not, you tewtelly should… bravo!

  25. 260Oakley says:

    Photog is not wearing pants because he wants to get to the bottom of the story.

  26. 2ScoopsRice says:

    Is himz tryin to crack a mystery? That’s being a bit cheeky now butt it’s okay…

  27. Theresa says:

    “Cramped for hours in the boot of me car, waiting for that one perfect shot of a murder suspect’s wife’s boyfriend’s dentist’s nurse’s transsexual lover.”

    NTMTOM, my one tiny quibble, is that no story like this could be complete without at least one NFL wide receiver.

  28. murder suspect’s wife’s boyfriend’s dentist’s nurse’s transsexual…

    Wait, who am I shooting again?

  29. Britany B. says:

    Can you repost the pic of the hot guy sitting down the with monkey on his stomach? k. thnx. ^_^

  30. you mean, Mr. August?

    Mr. August

  31. Fird Birfle says:

    Here ya go, Th. 🙂
    I spent a few minnits browsing the innernet re. NFL wide receivers; and came up with the item below. You’d love the “best/ worst of” statement under which his name was cited. Please to enjoy .

  32. Fird Birfle says:

    this guy.

  33. Fird Birfle says:

    *cues song “Here we go again”; the version warbled,
    by Dolly Parton ….*

  34. ElishaB. says:

    Yes…..still waiting for the Men of CO calendar. Would make the perfect Xmas gift!! 😆

  35. Theresa says:

    An excellent specimen of the species, thanks, Firdie.

  36. That really is a beautiful composition. I love how we see the hose propped on his widdle legs.

  37. Shadowtiger says:

    Primate eyes, are watchin’ you,
    Watchin’ your every move!
    Primate eyes, are watchin’ you,
    Primate eyeeeeeeeeees,
    Are watchin’ you, watchin’ you, watchin’ you, watchin’ youuuuuuu…