Thursday, February 8, 2007

Broke my leg



The photographers out there may be interested in this contraption that I've had to buy two of. It's called a Gorillapod. It's a masterpiece of design, a gadget to be adored and a thing to put your camera on.

I saw it announced in the photo press here a few months ago and it shot straight in to the higher middle eschelons of my "gadgets I'll buy" list. It's a big list, counting such marvels as a new iPod, Porsche 911, one of those reading lights that clips on to the top of a book and a record player thing that plugs into a USB port. So to enter at a high middling position is no mean feat.

There was I playing around with it, as all boys do, when "snap", a leg broke. All I was doing was trying to make it look like this:



So I had to go out and buy another one. If you want a Gorrillapod with a broken leg, just let me know.

I know - I should grow up.

8 comments:

the1truecoolguy said...

LOL! That'll teach you to play with your...Gorillapods! :P

Yes, we're supposed to be mature adults...somehow immaturity is always more fun!!

Nazreen said...

does that thingamjig actually work?!

JL said...

The Germans want to have a word with you for calling their 911 a 'gadget'.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Ian - Absolutely true, it hasn't stopped me making "shapes" though.

JL - Ok, an expensive one.

Naz - Yes it does, it's not the most sturdy tripod substitute but it's good for a body with a not too heavy lens, very handy to carry around too.

Darwin said...

Haha you perv you...

Apart from the snappy legs (I'm assuming its only a problem if you bend it too far) is it alright? 'Cuz I suspect my dad would love it!

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Nazreen - I feel a need to clarify; if you were referring to the last picture then my answer is no. It's just a plastic model willy made from a Gorillapod!

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

darwin - yes, it's a superb thing, not the sturdiest of tripods but great to carry around and very light. Thanks for helping me to feel young as well!

Next week you can ask me about my opinions on warm slippers, shawls and sensible cars!

Manshark said...

Hehehe.. THANK YOU for making me laugh today! (it's not just the shapes..but the fact that you patiently photographed and blogged about 'em too!!) :D