30 August 2011 by Published in: General musings 14 comments

There’s only one word to describe the scope of this reenacting fail…epic….

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  1. Tue 30th Aug 2011 at 4:33 pm

    A picture is worth a thousand words. No comment needed.

  2. Tue 30th Aug 2011 at 6:58 pm

    He possibly didn’t understand that he was to shoot a rifle and not a camera.

  3. dan
    Tue 30th Aug 2011 at 8:06 pm


    Yep, that is an epic fail. However, it comes nowhere close to the Ohio re-enactors posing on the steps of the State House with the Star Wars re-enactors… that is an EPIC fail.

    In case you forgot that particular low point in re-enacting… here it is: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/04/11/135318484/odd-photo-of-the-day-star-wars-fans-and-civil-war-reenactors

    Remember, just trying to help.


  4. Dennis
    Wed 31st Aug 2011 at 6:22 am

    You guys weren’t aware of the lazer death ray developed in the closing days of the conflict?


  5. Rob
    Wed 31st Aug 2011 at 11:42 am

    I agree epic fail, Nikon came out with the digital in 1865, not ’64. That guy should be using the old school 34. What a farb.

  6. Ken Noe
    Wed 31st Aug 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Ah yes, the .40 caliber Digital LeMat.

  7. Michael Lynch
    Wed 31st Aug 2011 at 1:59 pm

    At least his aim was decent.

  8. Rick Allen
    Wed 31st Aug 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Its even more ridiculous because that photo was obviously taken after the mandatory “shoot at the birds” aiming directive went out. ……..that was the death knell.

  9. Chris Evans
    Wed 31st Aug 2011 at 8:27 pm

    The legendary Jonah Begone also has a similar picture of his son and some funny comments left by others about it at: http://wesclark.com/jw/engadget_comments.html


  10. Ray
    Sun 04th Sep 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Whereas this is a fail I don’t consider it epc.
    However, repeated use of overweight “Confederates” is epic in my book.

  11. Mon 05th Sep 2011 at 11:52 am

    Bad impressions (reenactorisms) with some of the soldiers including two pair of gray jeans-cloth trousers to go with the camera. And nice barrel leather wrap to keep the guy from burning his hands, like they had those back then. This is the sort that gives the historically detailed living historian a bad name.

  12. GE Colpitts
    Thu 08th Sep 2011 at 6:59 pm

    At least he’s pointing in the right direction!

    How are you, General?


  13. Matt Borders
    Tue 13th Sep 2011 at 9:12 am

    As the camera’s have gotten smaller this is being seen more and more as they can fit easily into a cartridge box. A colleague of mine has a great shot of an Iphone being used by a participant at a reenactment.

  14. Deb
    Fri 16th Sep 2011 at 4:44 pm

    It makes for a great laugh though! I find the cell phones more offensive than the cameras.

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