I want to thank all my friends, colleagues, and students who participated in the 2009 Paffymania photo contest; those who sent me fabulous photos, and those who responded to my unsettling request to sprawl on either cold floors, sidewalks, restaurant tables, counters, sinks, or desks, to let me capture their momentary loss of connection with reality. It wasn't easy to focus on them, because every time I peered through the viewfinder the camera would shake due to my uncontrollable laughter. Anyway, the result is an amazing series of photographs that document many unforgettable moments, great friendship, and a rare sense of humor. Grazie!!