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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Howard Stern and Technical Difficulties


Howard arrived when I was away from the window.  Eric Stangel graciously stepped in and snapped a couple pictures.  Thanks for helping out, Eric!  And hey, nice plaid shirt!


I came back and took over.  But as I continued shooting, I noticed a strange black shadow along the bottom of the frame, as if an eclipse was starting.  I brushed at the front of the camera, knocking something free.


The camera seemed fine, so I continued taking pictures of the King of All Media with the King of All Gum.


Only after Howard was inside did I noticed that a piece of the camera was now missing.  I'd apparently knocked it partway loose when I was hurrying to get the camera out through the bars of the window.  (Hey, nice plaid shirt, Steve!)


On my way back to the office I found this piece on the sidewalk.  Luckily it's mostly decorative, though the lens is now largely unprotected when the camera is off.

The gum has outlasted many things.  It looks like it may outlast this camera.

21 comments:

  1. I think I just figured out the secret to becoming a TV comedy writer...

    PLAID!!!

    Honey, where's the L.L. Bean catalog?

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    1. That's right. That's why Hollywood is controlled by the Scots.

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  2. I'm sorry. You can have my camera if you like. I don't use it anymore. It's a 12 MEGAPIXEL. It's the least I could do to keep the show going.

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    1. Thanks, but if the Canon PowerShot really goes belly-up, I'm switching to daguerreotype. Hope the celebrities don't mind standing still for three minutes.

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    2. You better pay off your life insurance. The chemicals involved in developing and then digitizing daguerreotype plates will kill you.

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  3. I think this is all because the ghost of Ed Sullivan didn't like Howard Stern coming into the building. Seriously have you guys ever seen any ghosts or felt any presences in the building there? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    1. I've experienced various creepy or upsetting presences, but no ghosts.

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    2. Me, too. I live with my mother-in-law.

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  4. steve, i think he means BESIDES dave...

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