Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thematic Photographic - Busted

Every Wednesday, Carmi posts the week's theme for Thematic Photographic. For the next seven days, bloggers post photos that echo that theme. This week's theme is: Busted.

"I had a friend named Ramblin Bob
He used to steal gamble and rob
He thought he was the smartest guy around
Well I found out last Monday that Bob got locked up Sunday
They've got him in the jailhouse way downtown

He's in the jailhouse now
He's in the jailhouse now
Well, I told him once or twice to stop playin cards and shootin dice
He's in the jailhouse now"
There are lots of slang terms for jail. I've always loved the phrase "Crowbar Hotel."

But there's also the Joint, the Pokey, the Calaboose, the Jug, the Pen, the Slammer, the Hoosegow...

But as far as I'm concerned, it just means BUSTED.


Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...


phd in yogurtry said...

My favorite song lyrics on the topic of busted:

Spent sometime in San Francisco
I Spent a night there in the can
They threw this drunk man in my jail cell
I Took 15 dollars from that man

Left him my watch and my old house key
Don't want folks thinkin' that I'd steal
Then I thanked him as I was leaving, and
I headed out for Bakersfield

From the Buck Owens song, "Streets of Bakersfield" made famous more recently in the duet by Dwight Yoakum and Buck.

Carmi said...

That pic's enough to keep me on the straight and narrow. What a richly textured shot. I can almost feel the weathered walls.

Busted indeed, and oh so perfectly matched to the theme.

Woman in a Window said...

and pretty. (God, I'm such a sucker for old buildings!)