This was taken when I was undertaking work experience as a sub editor at a magazine publishers near where I live. The Editor and I were sat at desks facing into the office, and every now and again he would reach into his desk drawer and take out a small, stubby, yet fearsome looking knife. He would look at me, grinning, while he removed the knife from its sheath. After a moment or two, he would silently replace the knife in the drawer and continue to work. I hated him.
The photo is of some transcription I was doing of an interview The Editor had conducted with an animator from Pixar. For the record, I absolutely love transcribing. Anyhow, this portion of the interview concerned animation of animals, and the methods used to make them seem lifelike in movement and appearance. Microsoft Word 2004 helpfully suggested I change the phrase ‘more ratty’ to ‘more rattier’. Need I say more.