November 29, 2012

What sort of man walks the streets of Madison with a camera strapped to his head?

Untitled

In case you want a camera strapped to your head: here's the GoPro.

ADDED: Gift ideas: Althouse's blue suede shoes; Althouse's album cover frames.

64 comments:

garage mahal said...

I think Meade should strap the cam to Zeus's head to give us a dog's view of things.

Kevin said...

Hate to go OT already but thought you might be amused by this, just posted at The Corner. http://contagions.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/dr-seuss-does-malaria/

This is Ann... she drinks blood!

Aridog said...

A man who has better things to do with his hands, but still wants a video trail, that's who.

Those Go-Pro things are everywhere now...sky divers, high speed skiers, knuckle dragging snow boarders in the steeps, and on and on. Cool idea.

edutcher said...

I was going to say a man who likes looking at the way his wife walks.

PS Very cool, Kevin.

David said...

I have a very favorable impression of Meade so far, so I do not want to think very much about your question.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Another gift idea: Opening night tickets to see the new Arrested Development movie. Link.

Amartel said...

Hey
I once heard
There's a place in France where other diners look askance and tremble in fear at head-mounted camera gear.
Go there, International New Media Meade.

Methadras said...

Thank God Meade isn't in France and at a McDonald's, lest he gets punched in the face.

phx said...

And in the background there are albums by Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, and Talking Heads - all good music. It looks like there are two others though.

Rusty said...

There's a nerd for ya.
And the dog says,
"What?
He looks fine to me.
Now get me my peanut butter kong.
Chop chop."

DADvocate said...

Not only that, but his head tilts to the left. When watched on TV, everyone will get a crick (sp?) in their neck.

I want one of those cameras.

Palladian said...

You have two of my favorite albums over the fireplace: "More Songs About Buildings And Food" and "Horses". That's why I love you.

Palladian said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
kristinintexas said...

Album cover frames! Great idea for my hubby. Thanks.

ricpic said...

There's a worldwide McDonald's dragnet to get this guy.

Surfed said...

My Eyes Won't Dry via Go Pro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSh8Rfj5f4

Ann Althouse said...

The 2 albums blocked by Meadehead are "Revolver" and "Surrealistic Pillow."

All albums chosen for a combination of the graphic design and the love for the music.

ALP said...

I am too distracted by the Patti Smith "Horses" album cover to pay any attention to the man with the camera! One of my favorite albums - I played it so many times it is a wonder the vinyl did not melt.

Saint Croix said...

It's a little nerdy. On the other hand, hands in pockets! Key on a cold winter day.

Nathan Alexander said...

One might also ask, "what sort of man walks the streets of Madison without a camera strapped to his head?"

Baron Zemo said...

That would be a dork.

Hagar said...

It takes all kinds.

chickelit said...

Does Meade always tilt his head like that when he poses?

Meade is morphing into a bicycle riding, one-eyed link

phx said...

The 2 albums blocked by Meadehead are "Revolver" and "Surrealistic Pillow."

All albums chosen for a combination of the graphic design and the love for the music.


Mmm. The hidden ones are the best ones musically, maybe even graphically IMO. Respect.

I wonder what Meade's choices would be for framing, assuming these were Anne's choices?

Anton said...

A kept man?

Baron Zemo said...

The greatest album cover of all time.

Suitable for framing but not for work. Just sayn'

Lem said...

Kudos to Meadester.

FleetUSA said...

Obviously we'll get his POV (in all aspects?). Would she let him do it?

greenlantern said...

The last 3 images I've seen of Meade, he's wearing the same bleached out jeans, WTH is up with that? Get the man some new pants!

mccullough said...

He looks like a hit-man, except for the camera.

Saint Croix said...

The cool thing about dogs, they don't give a shit if you have a camera strapped to your head.

Saint Croix said...

You could be wearing an adult diaper out in public. Dog is still on your side.

Moose said...

I the Zeus is embarrassed...

R. Chatt said...

Devoted.

During an early morning response to a house fire in Santa Rosa de Temuco, Chile, firefighters witnessed the unbelievable. A mother dog risked her life to save her puppies from the fire surrounding the burning house, which started because of a car bomb.

The mother dog, Amanda, raced back and forth between the house, putting her 10 day old puppies in the safest place she could find - a firetruck!
https://www.facebook.com/SpectacularNature

chickelit said...

I'd consider buying some of those album cover frames but many of my favorites have ythose white wear-rings in them.

Strelnikov said...

Who is that weirdo?

Jake Diamond said...

What sort of man walks the streets of Madison with a camera strapped to his head?

Eh, as long as he's harmless, let him have his fun. That kind of oddity is part of the aging process.

rhhardin said...

I have a hat with a camera mount on the bill, but it only works with very lightweight plastic cameras. Otherwise you get severe camera jiggle from walking or riding.

Deb said...

High tech tefillin.

Maybe I will get one of those frames for my Magical Mystery Tour album.

reformed trucker said...

"What sort of man walks the streets of Madison with a camera strapped to his head?"

A peeping Meade?

Those album frames are cool; I have enough albums I could wallpaper my whole house.

Jay Vogt said...

Submitted for your approval; take down the Joni Mitchell, and replace with Marianne Faithful' s "Broken English". That works better aurally and asthetically, especially in a grouping that includes Patti Smith and Talking Heads.

But, hey. It's your sitting room.

Jay Vogt said...

. . . "what sort of man walks the streets of Madison with a camera strapped to his head?"

Helmetcams similar to Meade's are something of a minor fad for "men of a certain age" (mine as a matter of fact) at the big ski resorts. I just don't get it at all.

Saint Croix said...

I know we've said this before, but Revolver is frickin' awesome.

phx said...

Revolver is awesome. If it were me I would probably hang up Rubber Soul. But Revolver is frickin' awesome.

Methadras said...

As I've said before. The head tilt is an automatic response to trying to get the head in the frame from a perception point of view.

Methadras said...

By the way, I'll third that Revolver is awesome.

lge said...

Those blue suede clogs are really attractive, but I was looking for something a little more butch.

Chip Ahoy said...

No wait wait wait, you put that on your head? It goes on your chest. With straps that make an X. Like Superman except an X with a camera in the middle instead of of an S. Huh. An S would be ridiculous. A cape alright, but an S no. Body suit alright, S no. X with camera in the middle alright, S no.

Because the whole time it was reminding me of Austin Andrews talking about his little brother giving him an idea about turning his sore spot of personal derision and expand it gloriously. His hearing aid was a box on his chest his brothers (the story teller) poked fun of. They were so deaf such a box would help them.

Pissed him right off properly and he tore out the earplugs and started swinging inflicting damage however his whirlwind could.

That caused Austin to view his brother as ninja and with the Matrix fresh in mind Austin describes his brother in cinematographic terms.

Highly cinematographic terms. His description is outstanding. You see box on the chest, the earplugs ripping out, the anger in swinging the earplugs, that action being arrested, the ninja through a mask, the weapons worn on the back pulled out and yielded, enemies attacking, the fight, in slow motion, a jump, the jumping figure tilted improbably as in the Matrix and running along a wall, the rain, stopped in slow motion, a single drop followed, action occurring in the time of a single drop.

This is what the GoPro on the chest with X straps so strongly reminds me of. Your head? Ha ha ha! You're funny.

phx said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
phx said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ralph L said...

That's a true hippy-chick paint job on the chimneypiece.

ndspinelli said...

They use that camera gear for twazzie closeups in porn productions. They call it the "carpet muncher."

Titus said...

He looks pervy & get doggy now. He needs big hobby too, other then protest & libby video shit-too boring. dog rescue? homo therApy? Something-even job. He is depressing.

Show us some tits.

big tits bouncing.

tits.


ambienisevil said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Rusty said...

Meade looks like Hobbs.

In Calvin and Hobbs.

Laura said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Aridog said...

Go_pro's have semi-logical uses. When younger and still skiing, before the medicos said "no mas," I could have loved on of those things mounted just like Meade's. There are some very steep Couloirs I've skied once, maybe twice to convince my self I wasn't a punk, that I wish I had a record of now.

The little camera would have been a hoot on horse back recording multiple cross country rides over fixed barriers...some of which tightened my sphincter from the shear thrill of it. "Hand held" on horse back just can't translate the ride...and on skis in the narrow steeps, it could get you killed.

Just guessing, but Meade looks like a guy who is comfortable in his own skin and gives less of a damn what someone else might think about his camera. And Zeus looks like he's about to say, "You got a problem wit dat?"

tiger said...

David said...
I have a very favorable impression of Meade so far, so I do not want to think very much about your question.


This.

EMD said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
EMD said...

Submitted for your approval; take down the Joni Mitchell, and replace with Marianne Faithful' s "Broken English". That works better aurally and asthetically, especially in a grouping that includes Patti Smith and Talking Heads.

But, hey. It's your sitting room.


I think she needs a wild card in there. Something more eclectic than the musical tropes of her youth.

Maybe Fear of a Black Planet or more recently, A Thing Called Divine Fits

Ann Althouse said...

The Joni Mitchell album cover is especially good graphically. It wouldn't be in my top 6 favorites just for the music, and it's not my favorite Joni Mitchell album either. She has some nice covers she's painted, but I like this black & white one which reminds me of the Patti Smith album (which I bought the day it came out). I was a big Patti Smith fan when she was performing as a poet... before she had the band. I've never been more impressed by a performer I just happened to see. She opened for Happy and Artie Traum at the Metropolitan. Broke into singing "Gloria" at one point that was truly sublime.

I like the idea of putting up you albums all over all the walls... tiling them all up. I could see doing that. I've got all my parents old albums too. Lots of sexy Julie London and so forth.

Strelnikov said...

What kind of idiot walks around with...Oh.

ddh said...

A somewhat--dare I say--squirrelly man?

ddh said...

A somewhat--dare I say--squirrelly man?