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Hey, check this thing! It’s a Gorillapod. It’s a sort of flexible tripod. Those legs are cleverly jointed so that they bend easily when you want them to, but are sturdy and hold their grip when you let go. So you can use it as a standard tripod, or hook it around a limb or throw it over a cubicle. And the two joints directly under the camera make it easy to move it level it once you’ve got it in position.

I’ve been hankering for a tripod, but the little ones are such crap and the big ones are so heavy. This thing is perfect to take out in the woods. It’s light and strong and I can wrap it around a branch and take pictures of my butt. It was a little cheaper in my store than it is buying directly from them.

Get one! I command it!

I was in the camera store to have a passport photo taken. I had the last one taken there ten years ago (by the same guy, I think). Ten years. Ten years that have marched across my face in combat boots. With cleats. I consoled myself that at least I wouldn’t have the same short geeky haircut this time. No. But I have a clump of rogue hair sticking out over my ear. A Nerd Flag. Nice.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: March 29, 2007, 5:11 pm

But… I don’t have a camera 🙁

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2007, 5:33 pm

You could probably put a cupcake on it.

Comment from lizardbrain
Time: March 29, 2007, 8:18 pm

Oooo. I want.

Now I gotta figure out how to get those tree branches exactly where I want them.

Looks like a cool toy. Let us know how it works out.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: March 29, 2007, 8:40 pm

Maybe I could my Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat action figure on it. Except then it would look like some sort of nasty manga.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 30, 2007, 11:06 am

You mention passports, and one of my three remaining brain neurons deduced “possible travel”. My remaining neuron (the third is backup) notes this article:


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 30, 2007, 11:16 am

Interesting. I only go to England, though. They talk funny and drive on the wrong side of the road — and their politics are ulcer-making! — but they’re mostly harmless.

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Time: April 2, 2007, 11:41 am

[…] Mine is set to record a ‘bread-crumb’ trail as I hike. I usually upload this and superimpose my path over Google Earth when I get home, to scope out what the hell just happened to me. So it is that I can tell you right when Gaia hooked her sticky fingers in my pack and stole my brand new tripod on its first outing. […]

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