…………………………………………….(ignore April 30, 2017 publish date – this was published on March 1, 2022)


Remember this from a few months ago?


It was the accidental result of using iPhone’s PANO photo setting – in which you have to pan from left to right – but in this shot, a truck was moving from right to left, which kind of condensed it.

I wrote: “Awwwww…………..ain’t it cute? Even if it DID get squashed? You KNOW I’m gonna be exploring this phenomenon a lot more in the future.”


The future has arrived.


One recent Saturday morning, I went to a one-way turn from Main St in Hackensack that’s 2 blocks from where I live. From where I was standing, cars could only go from right to left. I picked this spot because even the advertising for a dental office smiled when it saw these cars:

That last car looked almost normal if you ignore the rear wheel/tire.


Turning 90 degrees to the right, I saw this car making a left:

So if that car got shrunk, why wasn’t the truck similarly affected?

Turns out it WAS. It was a much larger truck and it got shrunk a bit to appear to be normal size, but look closely at the writing on the side (nonsense words) and at its rear wheel – both signs of shrinkitis.


Moving down one block east behind the truck to River St, this car looks especially strange against all the normal-looking cars on the lot:


Heading back home, I’m a block west at the continuation of that Main St turn-off:

Some of these drivers look like they’ll need the Jaws of Life to get out of their cars.


The next day, I took a stroll down Main St and the little buggers were everywhere:


A little later, I was on a bridge crossing the Hackensack River and, for some reason, the cars came out looking more like unicycles:

There’s a certain panning speed to the right vs. car speed to the left relationship that I wasn’t having any luck figuring out on that bridge.

Maybe cars are too little. Let’s see what happens with buses and trucks.


Here’s what a NJ Transit bus normally looks like:


And here’s what 3 pan-pummeled Main St buses look like:

I like how the tri-color design suddenly looks like lightning bolts and – in the last case – gets moved to the rear of the bus. And it’s strange how “NJ Transit” loses most of its letters, but never the same ones.


A couple of trucks on Main St:

Cute  Postal Service truck……………..I wonder how much mail was lost during its shrinkage.


The River St ones are even better:

Two of the three trucks appear to be missing a wheel and a tire while the third one seems to be riding on pinpoints.


Here’s what a somewhat bigger PSE&G truck that’s similar (the wording is the same) to the two images below it looks like:

NOTE: what’s on this one’s door (“We make things work for you”) is behind the door of the two that follow.


When I was standing by that Main St turnoff, I saw it going by and took this shot:


About a minute later, another one (or was it the same one?) came by and I took THIS shot:

Look at the driver and his coffee cup…………same truck. But look at the difference in what the side of the truck says when compared to the original………….and to each other! I could take this shot a dozen times and get 12 differently-worded messages.


OK – that’s enough of this right-to-left subject direction. Wait’ll you see what happens when that gets reversed……………….in the next post.






One Comment

  1. Paul Kibbe March 1, 2022

    Could be your way into Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

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