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I just want to say that putting in an FM radio tuner and an MP3 player into a digital camcorder is the stupidest idea ever. These features don't even make sense to me, because the audio output on digital cameras of any description is always deplorable. I can't imagine anyone grabbing the camera, going to video-tape Junior's soccer tourney, and being really excited about being able to tune into the smooth jazz station during halftime.

If I saw someone boasting that their camera has these features, I would laugh in their face. Yes, I would. It's not like you can record images while the music is playing and have a lovely soundtrack, because it doesn't work that way. No sweet, sappy, love song will be in the background of the wedding toasts (unless there are musicians). The camera mic probably couldn't take it, you wouldn't hear any of the extended action, and the camera won't let you (at least not the one's I've seen.)

Honestly. How often could anyone even have the opportunity to use those functions? "Oh honey, I'm going out for my evening jog. Have you seen the headphones for my camcorder, I want to listen to some tunes."

Seriously, if you want an mp3 player... get one. If you want a radio, get one. But don't listen to either on your digital camcorder. It's not even remotely what it's made for! It'll just eat up your batteries, which you'll then throw away, and pollute the Earth with more than just your idiotic technogasms.

Christ. Next thing you know they'll be putting mp3 players into cordless power tools, graphing calculators, and electric toothbrushes... *facepalm*

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Oct. 31st, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
man. i would love to have an mp3 player/electric toothbrush.
Oct. 31st, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
I disown you as my cousin.
Oct. 31st, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
hey now. at least i brush my teeth.
Oct. 31st, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
Okay fine, but the second you start doing it with a musical toothbrush you're done. ;)

When are you coming up by the by? One of our employees has pretty much disappeared, so they put me on for Friday shift. *scowl*
Oct. 31st, 2006 07:22 am (UTC)
i work until 5 on friday. i'll probably head to work all set to go and leave from there, even though traffic will be hellish.
Oct. 31st, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
Hey, at least it wont be hellish when you arrive in Minneapolis. Minneapolis traffic is a whole different breed than beltline congestion.
Oct. 31st, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
Well, I have seen refrigerators with televisions in them at Best Buy, so I guess a camera/mp3 player isn't too far off-kilter! :D

And I once applied for a job at a place that sold plastic drinking cups with a space to put your iPod XP
Oct. 31st, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
That's it. I quit modern life. I am moving to the wilderness.
Oct. 31st, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
Wanna come move to the LOST island with me? I'm SO all over that!
Oct. 31st, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
Sure! Do we have to crash in order to get there, or can we just get lost at sea and crash our boat there? I'm kind of afraid of plummeting from the sky.
Oct. 31st, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, given a choice of the two, I'd rather do the crashing-the-boat route. That's a whole lot less far to fall ;) Heck, why with the crashing? Can't we just sail right in and land on the dock? ;)

(and I've seen Mythbusters! A fall of 150 feet rips the limbs off a crash-test dummy! Imagine falling from 35,000 feet?! Kthnxno...)
Oct. 31st, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Although, people have survived such falls. My friend's brother was a paratrooper... except his parachute failed, and he fell... I don't remember how far, but free-fell the whole way, and shattered every bone in his legs BUT he can walk now. :)
Oct. 31st, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
True, but I'm not quite sure I'd be willing to play the odds ;) (Yikes! Your friend's brother must have saved a busload of nuns and orphans from drowning in a previous life! He is one lucky, lucky guy!)
Oct. 31st, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
Oh trust me, I know. He's got a boatload of good karma built up. It's not a little amazing.
Oct. 31st, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Anything that acts as two things in one tends to break faster then a normal camera or mp3 player or whatever. It's just stupid.
Oct. 31st, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
True. Always.
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