The Selfie Stick

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Any of you folks use one? I was in the Smokies recently and I’ve never seen so many people with those things taking pics of themselves in front of the National Park sign and other scenes.

Crazy, I wouldn’t even know how to hook one up :laugh2:
 

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Probably sold more than chalk boxes last year
 

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I know that Asian tourists seem to really like them still. Other than that I haven't seen anyone use one in a few years. I've never taken a selfie. I suppose I'll just have to remember where and what I have done. Try it. You can dress better, be thinner, and even appear happier in your mind.
 

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I'm not sure if you would call some of the "sticks" for GoPros selfie sticks, but I've used them. Never with a phone though.
 

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Makes sense.

Did you know they don’t use chalk in schools anymore? I guess they haven’t in a long time. I only recently found out. I’m an old fart.
Uh, hate to break it to you, but I went to school in the 80's and 90's and never saw chalk in school ever. It's been quite a while since chalk was used in school.
 

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I got yer selfie stick right here.

Hate those damned things
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You guys do know that a chalk box has nothing to do with a blackboard and all that, right?
 

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I bought an Osmo mobile....I needed it for a shoot I was doing, it has a gimbal for smooth walking shots....I used it off and on for getting super smooth slow motion and other shots that just aren't possible without a gimble....
At the same time I bought a mic boom (for the same shoot)

anyway I didn't even know what a "Selfie Stick" was....my daughter comes over and sees my gear laid out as I got ready for the days shoot. She looks and says. "I can't believe you have two selfie sticks ….what do think, your a you tuber now?"

WTF is a selfie stick? Maybe you shouldn't talk to your dad about stuff like that!" I said …. starting to get kinda angry...

Of course she was puzzled at my shocked and horrified reaction...then realizing I thought she was referring to some stupid adult toy...and burst out laughing.....

She had to explain what a selfie stick was.....duh.....
 

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It's a vessel with typically blue chalk powder in it as well as a string which can be pulled out and used to mark a line between two points. You sort of pluck th estring like a bow and arrow and it leave the chalk residue on the surface. It's a carpenter's tool. Been around for centuries I imagine. Crude but ingeniuous.
I have a few of these that were my dads....Used them in his carpentry for layout of a straight line....yes ingenious and yes been around since the ancient Greeks or even Egypt.

The other thing is a plumb bob.....many youngsters haven't a clue what that is or how to use it...

side story....I shop antiques frequently, I found a 37mm antitank projectile (dummy round) with a eyelet and a string screwed into the fuse holder (in the back of the shell) ....it took me three seconds to see what a creative carpenter made with a weapon of war....a plumb bob....
 

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It's a vessel with typically blue chalk powder in it as well as a string which can be pulled out and used to mark a line between two points. You sort of pluck th estring like a bow and arrow and it leave the chalk residue on the surface. It's a carpenter's tool. Been around for centuries I imagine. Crude but ingeniuous.
Hmm. I've never heard it called that. I have one in my toolbox. I used it when I put new vinyl floor in my basement. Snapped some chalk lines.

Regardless, chalk boards or chalk boxes, I didn't really understand what either had to do with this thread. :dunno:
 




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