THE CAR SHOT
My friend, Ward Parkway, came across this ad for the Car Shot. It's a
disposable camera that's been rigged with some kind of switch that causes
it to take a panoramic picture when your car hits something. The camera
is applied to the inside of the windshield with suction cups. The guy that
makes and sells the Car Shot encourages parents to "put several in
your teenagers car."
The Car Shot Web page has
"Two True Stories" involving auto accidents -- a sad story about
a fool who ventured onto the road without a Car Shot, and a happy story
about the Car Shot inventor's wife. She had the camera in her car when she
was hit by a guy who didn't want to pay up... until he was shown photographic
evidence of his misdeed.
Be sure to check out the nice "outsider art" illustration
of an anthropomorphic Car Shot camera testifying in court. I want a t-shirt
with this on it.
A new model, with "One-Step Cocking" is advertised as costing
$39.95, plus $5 s+h.
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