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A webcam - you know, for kids!
May 1, 2007 1:21 PM   Subscribe

A cute little webcam that isn't obviously one. It even has this thing that tells time. (via)
posted by ObscureReferenceMan (33 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, somedays, after being in front of the 'puter for long stretches, I feel like I look like that little guy.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:33 PM on May 1, 2007


I like.
posted by Bugbread at 1:37 PM on May 1, 2007


I think you mean "this thing which tells time", ObscureReferenceMan.
posted by chudmonkey at 1:39 PM on May 1, 2007


Put a tophat on that little sucker and you've got one of the Residents!
posted by Thorzdad at 1:40 PM on May 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hmmm...mysterious double-post. I only hit Post once. Honest!
posted by Thorzdad at 1:41 PM on May 1, 2007


"It even has this thing that tells time."

Clock. They call that thing a clock.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:44 PM on May 1, 2007


Check my name, mcd. (Thanks for the correction, chud!)
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 1:46 PM on May 1, 2007


Gumby had a run in with a sphere camera.
posted by clearly at 1:50 PM on May 1, 2007


Correct my grammer and there are no cake for you, mister.
posted by Dizzy at 1:54 PM on May 1, 2007


mr_crash_davis writes "Clock. They call that thing a clock."

It's a Christmas Story quote:
an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time
posted by Bugbread at 1:55 PM on May 1, 2007


Dizzy, what if we all just made our own cake? Then what?
posted by Burhanistan at 1:55 PM on May 1, 2007


That is crazy talk, B-han.
Like you guys could deal with frosting.
posted by Dizzy at 1:58 PM on May 1, 2007


Judging by the way many webcams are used shouldn't the camera be located in the groin instead of the head?
posted by HyperBlue at 2:16 PM on May 1, 2007


Can't sleep, frosting will eat me.
posted by killThisKid at 2:19 PM on May 1, 2007


"It's a Christmas Story quote"

Ah, I should have known. One of my favorite holiday movies.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:23 PM on May 1, 2007


Miss Shields: [reading Ralphie's theme in his fantasy, she clutches his essay to her chest] Oh! The theme I've been waiting for all my life. Listen to this sentence: "A Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time". Poetry. Sheer poetry, Ralph! An A+!
posted by miss lynnster at 2:25 PM on May 1, 2007


I was too busy being amused by the Hudsucker Proxy reference to notice the Xmas Story one. Nice one, brother!
posted by phearlez at 2:32 PM on May 1, 2007


Looks like these guys!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:10 PM on May 1, 2007


Thanks for the correction, chud!

That was no correction, that was an incorrection. You had it right the first time (according to traditional grammar, which is obviously what we're talking about here).
posted by languagehat at 3:14 PM on May 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


No. We're talking about a direct quote from a much beloved xmas classic, so leave it be.

NOT A FINGAH!
posted by stenseng at 3:17 PM on May 1, 2007


Shoot. I was hoping for a bobble-head web cam.
posted by pointilist at 3:20 PM on May 1, 2007


Judging by the way many webcams are used shouldn't the camera be located in the groin instead of the head?

What in God's good name are you doing with your webcam?
posted by chrismear at 3:35 PM on May 1, 2007


Reminds me of something my girlfriend did with my spare webcam. As the mounting gear had disappeared in the mists of time, she kidnapped one of my Bionicles and resused the legs as a stand for it.
posted by Samizdata at 3:39 PM on May 1, 2007


Ummmm. Reused.
posted by Samizdata at 3:39 PM on May 1, 2007


Looks like a Cycloptic Teletubbie to me.
posted by ericb at 4:18 PM on May 1, 2007


languagehat writes "according to traditional grammar, which is obviously what we're talking about here"

Your obviousometer needs to be calibrated to accept "movie quotes".
posted by Bugbread at 4:20 PM on May 1, 2007


(Yay--- ms. l is back!)
posted by Dizzy at 4:45 PM on May 1, 2007


Shoot. I was hoping for a bobble-head web cam.

I got nauseated just thinking about the resulting footage. It's a good idea, though, for the less queasy.
posted by joe lisboa at 6:11 PM on May 1, 2007


A webcam - you know, for kids me!
posted by chrominance at 6:45 PM on May 1, 2007


I clearly need this.....
posted by cyclopz at 6:40 AM on May 2, 2007


Your obviousometer needs to be calibrated to accept "movie quotes".

Oops -- mea culpa!
posted by languagehat at 7:18 AM on May 2, 2007


languagehat writes "Oops -- mea culpa!"

Waitaminute...I know that line...What movie was that from? Spartacus? Ben Hur?

Ah, I remember:

Brutus: <stabbity stab stab>
Caesar: Et tu, Brute?
Brutus: Oops -- mea culpa!
posted by Bugbread at 8:05 AM on May 2, 2007


Yummy!
posted by mesmerx at 9:34 AM on May 2, 2007


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