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(Laughing Squid)   Big Bird: "I love you." Elmo: "I know." Initiate carbonite freezing   (laughingsquid.com ) divider line
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2013-03-02 08:34:41 AM  
Isn't Big Bird too old for Elmo?
 
2013-03-02 08:41:00 AM  
Ugh... Whenever I see someone shooting a video with their phone like that I ask them if they have ever been to a movie theater. I then ask which way is the screen shaped: horizontal or vertical? They'll stand and think for a second and then slowly turn the camera to its proper position.
 
2013-03-02 08:43:58 AM  
that's.... kind of sad.
 
2013-03-02 08:44:01 AM  

Richard_The_Clown: Ugh... Whenever I see someone shooting a video with their phone like that I ask them if they have ever been to a movie theater. I then ask which way is the screen shaped: horizontal or vertical? They'll stand and think for a second and then slowly turn the camera to its proper position.


Funny, shows like AFV and Tosh.0 have been trying to train their audience to do the same thing, shaming them for filming these damn things the wrong way.
 
2013-03-02 09:05:20 AM  

blue_2501: Richard_The_Clown: Ugh... Whenever I see someone shooting a video with their phone like that I ask them if they have ever been to a movie theater. I then ask which way is the screen shaped: horizontal or vertical? They'll stand and think for a second and then slowly turn the camera to its proper position.

Funny, shows like AFV and Tosh.0 have been trying to train their audience to do the same thing, shaming them for filming these damn things the wrong way.


At least I get to do it publicly. I'll be doing a show and I'll see someone standing there holding their videophone upright. I will stop, make everyone look, and point out what that person is doing wrong. Maybe that makes me a jerk, but fark it. I'm a clown.
 
2013-03-02 09:24:19 AM  

Richard_The_Clown: Ugh... Whenever I see someone shooting a video with their phone like that I ask them if they have ever been to a movie theater. I then ask which way is the screen shaped: horizontal or vertical? They'll stand and think for a second and then slowly turn the camera to its proper position.


I tell the same for regular pictures...

Close ups and being all artisty and crap in the days of over 10MP ... it's called cropping.

I cringe every time I have to work on something, get the images that someone else took and I have nothing to work with, no background, no perspectives, etc.  I end up having to 'shop some or just give the picture a huge left and right border.

Keep the camera as it should be damn it.  Only in very specific circumstances when you can't get enough scenery should a camera be tilted.

Between that had having to explain that anyone using a DSLR should learn at least how to do a proper white balance, otherwise, stick to point-and-shot cameras.
 
2013-03-02 11:17:17 AM  
As a father of a toddler, I have watched way too much Elmo, and feel obliged to point out to subby that Elmo never uses the first person pronoun, instead referring to himself in the 3rd person.

So the line would be: "Elmo knows"
 
2013-03-02 11:27:22 AM  

Richard_The_Clown: Ugh... Whenever I see someone shooting a video with their phone like that I ask them if they have ever been to a movie theater. I then ask which way is the screen shaped: horizontal or vertical? They'll stand and think for a second and then slowly turn the camera to its proper position.


Is this the thread that people that don't have vertical monitors complain?
 
2013-03-02 12:49:19 PM  
I'm glad they told us that it was "inspired by Star Wars" because I might have accidentally thought Elmo in a block of Carbonite could have been inspired by Firefly or Star Trek.
 
2013-03-02 01:09:25 PM  
Zombie Elmo Apocalypse

--In May, On SyFy--
 
2013-03-02 02:42:16 PM  
I don't get it. Is this suppose to be funny or something? "Hey look guys. Star Wars! Funny huh?" Actually no, not really. It doesn't make sense. "Hey look I changed my CVS ExtraCare card to say 'ExtraForce.' Get it? Like The Force from Star Wars. I'm an artist." Hey dog, what are you talking about? Why are you making Star Wars 'jokes?' Those movies came out like 30 years ago. farking Star Wars people man. I didn't watch the first Star Wars until last year, and I liked it. I knew what was going to happen but it was still exciting. But everything interesting and remotely insightful about it has already been said. Doing shiatty little "art" pieces that make no damn sense is farking idiotic. Find something fresh to obsess over. Maybe then your nonsensical juxtaposition of two completely unrelated pieces of culture might actually catch someone of guard and make them laugh.
 
2013-03-02 04:58:06 PM  
But he's still laughing!

Isn't the whole point of freezing Tickle Me Elmo in Carbonite(TM) to get him to Shut the Fark Up!

Um, I don't know. Read that in Seinfeld's nasal whiine.
 
2013-03-02 10:01:44 PM  
I'm going to do a similar project. I've put Elmo down a well, and every once in a while I lower a bucket and shout at him while stroking a coat made of Muppet fur.

IT PUTS THE CONDITIONER ON ITS FUR!!!
 
2013-03-03 12:54:08 AM  

Richard_The_Clown: Ugh... Whenever I see someone shooting a video with their phone like that I ask them if they have ever been to a movie theater. I then ask which way is the screen shaped: horizontal or vertical? They'll stand and think for a second and then slowly turn the camera to its proper position.


As someone who has worked in television for the last 20 years you have no idea how stabby that makes me.
 
2013-03-03 04:30:45 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: Richard_The_Clown: Ugh... Whenever I see someone shooting a video with their phone like that I ask them if they have ever been to a movie theater. I then ask which way is the screen shaped: horizontal or vertical? They'll stand and think for a second and then slowly turn the camera to its proper position.

As someone who has worked in television for the last 20 years you have no idea how stabby that makes me.


CSB: When I worked at Best Buy years ago, I had a customer explain to me in painful detail how the push to make people buy widescreen movies on DVDs was a conspiracy by the shadow government and media companies, with the goal of forcing everyone buy a new TV and "vidjuh plair" with spy equipment built in, so "they" can keep tabs on everyone.

Kind of like the telescreens from 1984, I guess.

The guy went off on me when I tried to sell him a DVD that wasn't full screen (pan & scan) format.

Some people were VERY against the idea of being "forced" away from 4:3 format.
 
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