|DateCreated||3/8/2006 8:42:00 PM|
|PostedDate||3/8/2006 8:11:00 PM|
|Body||I remember the first time I saw an advertisement for a camera phone. I thought that is was the most rediculous piece of gadgetry imaginable. It’s a cell phone… with a camera. Just plain retarded.
I also remember my second thought… I MUST HAVE ONE!
So when the ‘TECH hired me in July of ’04 one of the first things I bought was a cheap camera phone. Cheap being the operative word. A few weeks later my sister bought one too only her’s had a flash… mine doesn’t. A few months later my brother bought one too only his had a flash and a lens cover. Nope, not mine.
My camera phone takes very low res pictures that are blurry and the colors are all screwy… but I have a camera phone. Damn straight!
Today the camera phone was used twice.When I leave work I take that magic highway that is known as US Route 93 South and MA Route 128 North… at the same time. Go figure, ya drive North and South at the same time. Like magic.
Anyway, I’d gone about a mile and a half when I saw smoke rising from the road ahead of me. Turns out there was a car on the opposite side of the road that was totally engulfed in flames.
Out came the camera phone:
Can you see it there? The car on fire in the distance? Just in case, I took a second shot and it was much better… or at least as much better as this piece of crap camera can swing.
Cool huh? Cool that is, unless it’s your car. In which case… sorry about that.
Now for the second camera phone opportunity.
I have season tickets for the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League. It’s 40 nights a year that I have something to do, which for me is pretty impressive. Things are not going well for the Monsters this year. The team has little to no chance of making the playoffs, the NHL affiliate is going to pull out (hey Carolina, don’t let the door hit your ass on the wait out), and the owner has annouced that he’s selling the team. Chances are if the team gets sold it will move to another city. If the team isn’t sold by April 18th (I think, could be wrong) the owner says he’s going to fold. In other words… there is a huge chance that Robbie’s gonna have 40 nights free next winter.
Tonight Lowell played against the Hersey Bears. What’s the significance of that? Well, the Bears have a forward by the name of Chris Bourque. Chris’ father is some dude named Ray. Ray Bourque, as in the former Boston Bruin and NHL Hall of Famer who, with the notable exception of Bobby Orr, is probably the greatest defenseman in the history of Hockey.
Ray was at tonight’s game too. He sat in Box X. Out came the camera phone! check out this picture
That arrow is pointing to where Ray Bourque was standing. Can you dig it?
My sister also whipped out her camera phone and took a similarly horrible waste of computer/camera phone memory. However… something strange happened when she saved her shot into her camera’s gallery. Her camera saves pictures with a file name that is based on the number of pictures the camera has taken in its lifetime. Her Ray Bourque picture was file number 77.
Did ya see that coming Bruins fans? The file was #77 just like Ray! Ray Bourque wore uniform #77! Talk about wild cosmic coincedences!
Ok, so it’s lame and neither of us has much of a life… and to make matters worse Lowell lost the game 3-1.
So, the camera portion of the camera phone is shit… the phone itself is a good one at least. That’s probably what prompted me to go out and buy a 5 megapixel – 10X zoom Kodak camera a few months ago. hehe now that sucker woulda shot the whites of Ray’s eyes from the opposite side of the rink.
Kick (gadget geek) ass!