4 Sale

20 02 2004

It is with tired eyes and a sad heart I list here two great deals.
I have been saving for a new camera for a while now, but I just can’t justify buying it until I sell my other two. So here they are;
My SLR and my Digital.
My SLR is a 35mm Canon AE-1 one of the first electronic SLRs and still widely regarded as a great camera and features full manual controls as well as automatic aperture. (Means you can set your film speed and let the camera do the rest) This is my first and only manual camera and I easily snapped great pictures with no experience what-so-ever. This camera includes;

  • Canon 50mm lens
  • Canon 28mm wide angle lens
  • Makinon 70mm-300mm Zoom lens
  • Vivitar 2X Teleconverter (doubles the power of any lens)
  • UV filter
  • Removable Power Winder (the cool thing that goes *whir* when you push the shutter, like in the movies 🙂
  • Vivitar 283 Auto Thryistor Flash (Variable Angle)
  • Hot shoe mountable sensor extension cable for flash
  • cable control for flash
  • shutter cable down
  • Large padded carry case with adjustable compartments
  • Original Manual for Camera – Lenses – Flash
  • Plus some original paperwork and lens cleaning tissues

$425

This camera takes great pictures. I hate to see it go but I must sell so I can justify spending lots of money on a new one:)
My digital is a Sony DSC-P72 that I also love and it took every single picture in my Gallery. It is a 3.2 mega pixel camera. (Click here you want to know ridiculously how big that is.) It has VX technology that lets you take almost an hour and a half of mpeg video with the memory card I have. It comes with it’s original packaging and all the original material. If you want to know what some of the other features are, just read the side of the box.
I’ll spare you all the technical mumbo jumbo and just tell you it comes with this;

  • It has an easy to use menu navigation, great for novices and familiar types
  • Battery Charger w/Kick ass 2100mAh Nickel-Metal Hydride Rechargeable batteries (I have to emphasize how kick ass these batteries are;They have outlasted every other battery tried. I can and have taken photos all day with the LCDisplay on.)
  • Two sets of backup batteries for epic photo trips
  • 16mb memory stick
  • 128mb memory stick
  • Original software
  • USB Cable
  • Audio/Video cable adapter so you can view your pictures on a regular television
  • oh and a wrist strap:P

$375

I paid over $600 for this camera at the beginning of last summer, and another couple hundred for the extra batteries and the big memory stick. I’m willing to let it go for less than half of what I paid because I don’t need two digital cameras and I do need the money.
So if these are so good why am I selling them? Well I am officially leaving the boarder of hobbyist and treading near the territory of Professional gear. I’m looking to buy one camera to do what both of these do. And that my friends is pricey. So I need your help. If you personally already have one of each of these cameras, then could you pass this info on to someone who might need one? Thanks. Your Karma will love you.

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you have to admit

18 02 2004

This is kinda funny.





More of the idiots

16 02 2004

Stop whining the three year olds are getting sick of it.
This is getting out of control. First the Janet thing, then the Outkast thing and now Canada slams Conan
This is really sad.
What are we trying to say here? “Oh Canada please defend us from that silly red-headed Americans dirty words?” Puh-leese.
What about every other day of the week when Conan insults Americans. Why not defend them? Why not defend the Space Needle? Why not get Mike Bullard off the air for his silly comments about Quebec. Why not lock every sports reporter in jail for the comments they make every night about sports teams and their wimpy players? Why not do us a favour and fine yourselves for opening your stupid mouths.
Maybe; just maybe these people, unlike you, have a sense of humour and just laughed it off. Or maybe they were pissed off and gave the silly little puppet a piece of their mind. And they did it all by themselves without your help. Triumph was insulting them, as individuals, so if you are going to get on your high horse be prepared to defend EVERYONE. Not just the french. What about me? Why don’t you defend me you fcuking segregationist.
Enough time on this. He is funny, you are idiots.





People over 35 should be dead.

14 02 2004

You may or may not have seen this email yet. It’s all about back in the day when we didn’t have people thinking for us.
According to today’s regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40s, 50s, 60s, or even maybe the early 70s probably shouldn’t have survived.
Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, … and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.)
As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!
We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. NO CELL PHONES!!!!! Unthinkable!
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms. We had friends! We went outside and found them. We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.
We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?
We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.
We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Some students weren’t as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors!
Tests were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!
This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And you’re one of them!
Congratulations!
Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good !!!!!
People under 30 are WIMPS !
Ps: No Antibacterial soap, no such thing as carbs vs. protein, and nobody was lactose intolerant.
What do you remember us ‘surviving through’?





New Pics

9 02 2004

New pics are up. ok, the pics aren’t new, well sort of. They are newly added to gallery for viewing, but they are actually pics from October.
Some artsy, some tell a tale, some just because.
Enjoy and leave comments. Jerks.





buckling down (again)

8 02 2004

After multiple whinings I have finally sat down to tackle a portion of my backlog of pictures. I hope to have some up tonight. So check back just to make me honest.
In the mean time I will leave you with this.





Can someone tell me what is so disgusting about a breast?

5 02 2004

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from the Village Voice
I don’t care to spend much energy on this topic, but much like Ms.Jackson I have some things to get off my chest.
Officially the most searched thing on the Internet ever.
I can see that. I understand that. What I don’t understand is why people are making waves. If it wasn’t for such the big fuss I would still just think that I saw a pastie on Janet’s Boob and continued to flick channels. But no – not in America.
I don’t want to include the links, or use peoples names. Why bother, I would be giving this fire more fuel. But basically this is what I know:
Directly after the show Justin Timberlake was interviewed by a magazine show. He basically said no big deal, just a quick flash bam! thing. “We just love giving you something to talk about.” He was smiling and didn’t think it was a big deal.
Enter the conservatives. Sue Janet, sue Justin, sue CBS, sue MTV (they produced the halftime show), sue the NFL, sue any cable provider for carrying the signal. Will you people please fuck off? Now he is forced to cover his ass and is singing a different tune. Excuses like, it was a wardrobe malfunction, I caught my sleeve, I sneezed etc.
They want to blame everybody and make them pay for “a breast”. I heard an interview last night with a woman from -let’s just say a- ‘society for family values’. She was out of control. She asked questions then didn’t let anyone else answer them, she said America has spoken because no one watches that MTV filth. She wants the government to introduce legislation! so this will never happen again. She doesn’t want ‘CBS ramming this down the throat of our children’.
One guy from the panel of interviewees said, “Excuse me ma’am just what about a breast is so disgusting and horrible?”
She lost it. She said she wasn’t even going to dignify that ludicrous question with a response then went on to talk for another 3 minutes.
The man again responded with, “Why can’t we just admit is was a stupid foolish stunt and move on. We have people dying on foreign soil, is this more important-” She cut him off with more talk about how CBS should be fined a proportional amount to what they bring in for Super-bowl advertising.
How was this their fault again? She made another comment about displaying a breast in front of a child.
Again my hero panelist asked, “Why do you want to teach our children their bodies are ugly? Why preach shame to them? Children have seen breasts, in fact most of them have even suckled a nipple. I would go so far as to assume even you have breasts ma’am.” Zing!
She responded, “That is why people don’t read your paper.”
He responded, “Thank you for the endorsement ma’am. If you enjoy breasts, read the (insert-paper-name).
It was just a stupid stunt people, let it go.