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Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2007

Dave!Hmmm... I should probably set down my drink to do this...

Tonight I drank obscene amounts of alcohol and then went to see Mike Birbiglia in concert at the Moore Theater here in Seattle with friends. He is one of the funniest people on the planet (even when you're not drunk), so you should go buy his albums right now and be sure to check out his Comedy Central Video Special.

I took lots of pictures today, but with my crappy iPhone camera, so none of them turned out very good (why does everything always come out so DARK?). Some of them become acceptable when Photoshopped to death though.

I've kind of got one-handed, no-look iPhone photography down to a science. I focus my attention on driving while pushing my iPhone to the windshield so I can pretty much capture exactly what I see out my window without having to even look at iPhone...

Snow Day

Lots of snow dropped on Stevens Pass last night, but the roads were good...

Snow Day

Once over the pass, the snow disappeared pretty fast...

Snow Day

Doing our best to support the German economy...

Jager & Mint

It's Mike Birbiggleboo Birbigglebug Birbigglebutt Birbiglia at The Moore...

Mike Birbiglia

Wow. That iPhone camera really sucks ass unless the lighting is totally perfect. Whenever I complain, everybody tells me that ALL mobile phone cameras suck ass... but my old Motorola did a lot better than this.

Oh well. I had big fun tonight (even if my blog is down and I can't post this until morning). Tomorrow is a much-deserved day of nothing but goofing off before a full week of nothing but work, so at least I have something to look forward to.

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  1. yellojkt says:

    All embedded phones suck balls inside. My TreoCam photos always look like someone just rubbed chapstick all over the lens.

    And why do German intoxicants taste so syrupy? Yuch!

  2. Avitable says:

    Did you just disparage some part of the iPhone? Gasp!

  3. amanda says:

    heh is that peppermint schnapps?

  4. Bre says:

    I’m superbly jealous – I’ve yet to see snow OR good entertainment this season!

  5. Robin says:

    Have a great day off!

  6. Catherine says:

    Dave Barry took his kid to a concert and posted this, saying “Here is an exclusive CrapCam photo of Hannah Montana. Or a boat explosion…”

    and here he does a (vertical) side by side comparison of a Crap Cam shot and that of a real photographer (of course, he was much farther away, but you get his point).

    A caption on a similar shot of the opening band concludes thusly: “NOTE: This photo could also be of a recently discovered galaxy. There is no way to tell.”

    My phone cam was so useless I gave up and swapped it for a model without a camera. I figured having nothing was better than being so frustrated. I got a good little regular camera.

  7. kilax says:

    Wow, the mountains are so pretty. Good thing you can work the wonders of photoshop 😉

  8. bogup says:

    If you thought yesterday’s snow was something today’s is going to be two feet more! (at least on Steven’s Pass).

  9. Lewis says:

    Yeah, I’ll bet you have the one-handed thing down. Aaahheemm. My phone takes some really great pictures and has tons of options for improving the lighting, balance, white, dark and all of that….it’s a Samsung A717….and hubby’s Samsung Blackjack is quite the tool too. Be careful with the one-handed thing, ok?

  10. Wayne says:

    Those are great photos for how you describe taking them. This was through a windshield?

  11. Bec says:

    Snow… pretty… want snow here… Sigh.

  12. Anthony says:

    My Sony Ericsson k800i takes really nice photos. It’s a 3.2 megapixel and has built-in Xenon flash. Example shots can be seen on Flickr here:

  13. ajooja says:

    I’ve seen Mike a couple of times too. He’s great.

    We’re seeing Jonathan Coulton next weekend. Yep, a real-life night out. 🙂

  14. Bri says:

    You mix yeiger and rumple minz?

    We call it a Screaming Nazi when we layer them.

    It’s one of my favorite shots.

    rock on.

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