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Tall Man Cam

Camera that transmits image of tall man's face onto his shirt
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Inspired by samx's Tall Boyfriend Neck Saver, (Samx had to strain her neck everytime she looked her tall boyfriend in the eye), the concept of this idea is for a tall person to dangle a digital camera just in front of his face from a small fishing rod that is strapped to his head, and have it transmit a live picture of his face on to a plasma screen attatched to a vest that he wears. Now you won't have to strain your neck OR use fiddley periscopes to look tall people in the face. Not unlike the technology used by Teletubbies.

The exact science of this is explained in the diagram linked below:

spiritualized, Jun 23 2004

Tall Man Cam illustration http://i28.photobuc...bach/tallmancam.jpg
The marvelous technology behind the Tall Man Cam [spiritualized, Oct 05 2004, last modified May 29 2006]

Shortman-o-scope http://i28.photobuc.../smallmanoscope.jpg
Giving short men the height advantage [spiritualized, Oct 05 2004, last modified May 29 2006]

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       It would be the latter (now that you mention it). Since we're in the spirit of editing, I've decided to change it to Digital Camera, it certainly makes more sense, thanks for the suggestion.
spiritualized, Jun 23 2004
  

       I'm not too happy with it, but here's introducing the shortman-o-scope
spiritualized, Jun 23 2004
  

       (+) for the idea, if only for the illustration. I suggest the webcam might swivel and bounce more than desired.....might want to include some anti-shake technology.
normzone, Jun 23 2004
  

       Hmm, so they had digital cameras and plasma screens in Germany 60 years ago?
FarmerJohn, Jun 23 2004
  

       Nice+. But the main problem has never been addressed. How are they going to kiss? :-*
robinism, Jun 23 2004
  

       With their lips? :p
GenYus, Jun 23 2004
  

       "Speak to the chest, 'cos the head ain't listening..."   

       If it stops tall people from fruitlessly training their nipples to see and their bellybutton to speak, I'm all for it.   

       Superb, spiritualized. It's a well known fact that overly tall people are just a waste of human resources. Since the invention of stilts and suchlike there's really no reason for people to be so tall. Even basketball is just a poor excuse for tall people to look busy.
lostdog, Jun 23 2004
  

       spiritulized those illustrations are hilarious, + shame i have but one croissant
engineer1, Jun 24 2004
  

       I believe the politically correct term is 'frickin' huge.'
harderthanjesus, Jun 24 2004
  

       Oh, I laughed so hard my lungs hurt. Thank you, [spiritual]. <wipes tear> +
k_sra, Jun 24 2004
  

       Lostdog, that's exactly it. Tall people can't even help kittens down from trees anymore, not since the fat cats at the emergency service sent in the fire brigade to 'wash out' the competition.   

       I am 6 foot 2 inches tall, but the only use that has ever been made of my height has been to help customers get bottles of obscure lemonade down from ridiculously high shelves at TESCO (strangely, the store manager was an insane 7 foot something, which may have something to do with the terrible lay out of the local branch of TESCO).
spiritualized, Jun 25 2004
  

       [spiritualized], you are forgetting the amazing weather predicting powers that tall people have.
GenYus, Jun 25 2004
  

       That's beautiful. I'm so glad my idea could inspire something with such an illustration. (Though I do kind of wonder about the tall person getting bonked in the face with the dangling camera...)
samx, Jun 25 2004
  

       Hilarious, I love the illustrations.
krelnik, Jun 26 2004
  

       Us short folk could probably utilise the same kind of technology too. After we master the art of balancing a TV on top of our heads.   

       And learn to live with the embarrassment of looking like a slightly repetitive totem-pole.
lostdog, Jun 26 2004
  

       [-] Nobody would buy something that expensive. Nobody. That's like asking overweight people to buy extra tickets on airplanes because they take up two seats. It's your problem, not theirs. Anyway, if you feel like it's such a strain to LOOK UP, you may want to visit a chiropractor.
Pocketassreturn, Jun 27 2004
  

       //After we master the art of balancing a TV on top of our heads.//   

       That's irony, ain't it? The civilizations with the experiencing of balancing baskets on their heads are by far the tallest.
WordUp, Jun 27 2004
  

       // It's your problem, not theirs // You could say the same about body odour, but they're still selling deodourant by the bucket load
spiritualized, Jun 28 2004
  

       //You could say the same about body odour, but they're still selling deodourant by the bucket load//   

       True...but deodorant doesn't cost a ton of money like this thing obviously would and doesn't have a TV screen hanging around your neck and a fishing pole sticking out of the top of your head. Am I wrong?
Pocketassreturn, Jun 28 2004
  

       // If it stops tall people from fruitlessly training their nipples to see and their bellybutton to speak, I'm all for it. //   

       Damn! And I almost had it down!   

       I laughed till I hurt on this one. Very nicely done. +
James Newton, Jun 29 2004
  

       // True...but deodorant doesn't cost a ton of money like this thing obviously would and doesn't have a TV screen hanging around your neck and a fishing pole sticking out of the top of your head. Am I wrong? //   

       I think this explains why I haven't been picking up any women recently
spiritualized, Jun 29 2004
  

       How about a forward-looking camera mounted on the head of a tall man with the image projected on his back? This way the unfortunate people standing behind him can see what he's blocking. Useful at sports events, concerts, and the like.
Pernicious Wiles, Jun 29 2004
  

       I'm giving you a bun just for the diagram.
shapu, Jun 29 2004
  

       // How about a forward-looking camera mounted on the head of a tall man with the image projected on his back? This way the unfortunate people standing behind him can see what he's blocking. Useful at sports events, concerts, and the like. //   

       Now this is a great extension of the idea... I don't tend to have the problem myself, but I often get told to move out of the way at rock gigs and the like.   

       If a forward-facing camera is mounted around someone's waist, and the image is projected onto their back, then this will give the illusion of the man having a hole in his torso.
spiritualized, Jul 01 2004
  

       // you are forgetting the amazing weather predicting powers that tall people have. //   

       Not to mention bad sunburn and birds nests.
spiritualized, Jul 01 2004
  

       Don't know how I missed this one. (+)   

       The bakery is the only thing that keeps me happy on Monday mornings. Thisis one of the funnier ones out there. The idea itself sucks, but I love the illustrations.   

       <picks himself up off the floor and tries to stop laughing>. I give this one a huge bun. (+)
energy guy, Aug 16 2004
  

       Also - pocketass, get a life. While your at it, get a sense of humour.   

       And incidentally, I think it is ok to charge passengers who take up 2 seats more. Otherwise, its not fair to the passengers sitting next to them (you pay for a full seat, and get stuck with only half a seat).
energy guy, Aug 16 2004
  

       Ah the life of a 6ft 4 person among a group of friends who find that 6ft is something to aspire towards. I too found uses for my height in reaching down various products for customers in tesco, but it's always the low stuff that makes my life difficult. I love the pictures, and I also agree that fat people should pay for as many seats as they take up in planes, i'm sure they could find they save a lot of money and have a generally better quality of life if they just stop buying so much damn food.
fridge duck, Feb 20 2005
  

       in britain at least, i'm fairly sure the NHS would definately be up for subsidizing the expense.   

       i think the device might have to be rethought for tall girls, however. i'm 6"1 and i'm fairly sure i don't want to encourage people to talk to my chest.
daaisy, Oct 15 2005
  
      
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