Sunday, November 13, 2011
Photo of the Week: Waterfall and the X, Ahem, Ahum, O-Files
Here's a photo of Todoroki Waterfall in Nago Okinawa, Japan taken Oct 23, 2011.
One of these days I have to go back up there and check the place out, again.
I have a couple of reasons. Call them unsolved mysteries, if that's allowed.
RyukyuRusty thinks one of those big rocks, near the white water in the photo, is petrified wood.
Well, I think he's been watching too much TV or something.
So, we'll have to bet some beers on it and go back up there, just so I can get free beers.
Another reason I want to go climbing up that waterfall is something I saw when I was developing.
It looks like there is some kanji ( Chinese character ) engraved in one of those stones, right near the one Rusty thinks the petrified wood rests. So, I want to take a closer look.
Lots of places we go shooting photos around the Ryukyu islands, we come across things that need further investigation. I call them unsolved mysteries. RyukyuRu was calling them X files.
Well, one day, goofing around online, we Googled X files. And, we came across this article about somebody getting sued for using X files. It had to be some sort of joke, I hope.
Like, some knucklehead lawyer is going to tell me I can't use the letter X, anymore ?
Just to be on the safe side, though, RyukyuRu started calling unsolved mysteries "The O Files".
You don't suppose the unsolved mysteries and X files people could really take me to court over using the same letters and words they did, when I write about a waterfall, do you ?
Someday, maybe someone will own the letter "O" too. Hurry up and use them while they're free !
Video courtesy of OkiNinjaKitty