Driving automobiles

Hypocrisy writ large?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyB3gSGiEM

Found this video on youtube, can’t help but wonder about the credibility
of a driver who lectures others (by video) of their driving habits
(especially WRT to speed) while at the same time operating and focusing
a video camera while driving an 80,000+ pound 18-wheeler….

I wonder if this is the work of the gpstroll?


"I always heard that primitave hoo-mans lacked intelligence,
but I never thought they’d be this stupid."
                                       –Quark

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12 Responses to “Hypocrisy writ large?”

  1. admin says:

    On Oct 11, 1:50 am, necromancer

    <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyB3gSGiEM

    > Found this video on youtube, can’t help but wonder about the credibility
    > of a driver who lectures others (by video) of their driving habits
    > (especially WRT to speed) while at the same time operating and focusing
    > a video camera while driving an 80,000+ pound 18-wheeler….

    > I wonder if this is the work of the gpstroll?

    > —
    > "I always heard that primitave hoo-mans lacked intelligence,
    > but I never thought they’d be this stupid."
    >                                        –Quark

    Kinda like people who drive a 4,000 pound car while operating and
    focusing a video camera in search in MFFY’s.  One is about as
    brainless as the other.

  2. admin says:

    On Oct 11, 1:50 am, necromancer

    <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyB3gSGiEM

    > Found this video on youtube, can’t help but wonder about the credibility
    > of a driver who lectures others (by video) of their driving habits
    > (especially WRT to speed) while at the same time operating and focusing
    > a video camera while driving an 80,000+ pound 18-wheeler….

    > I wonder if this is the work of the gpstroll?

    Didn’t watch the video (at work) but I’m more reminded of Carl Troller
    myself…

    nate

  3. admin says:

    On Oct 11, 12:50 am, necromancer

    <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyB3gSGiEM

    > Found this video on youtube, can’t help but wonder about the credibility
    > of a driver who lectures others (by video) of their driving habits
    > (especially WRT to speed) while at the same time operating and focusing
    > a video camera while driving an 80,000+ pound 18-wheeler….

    > I wonder if this is the work of the gpstroll?

    > —
    > "I always heard that primitave hoo-mans lacked intelligence,
    > but I never thought they’d be this stupid."
    >                                        –Quark

    Sounds also like the long-gone (for now anyway) MO of mtr’s Caaaaahhhh
    Raaahhhh.

    "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides,
    flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to
    another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we
    sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of
    Allegiance?"  – Jay Leno

  4. admin says:

     John S.:

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    > On Oct 11, 1:50 am, necromancer
    > <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyB3gSGiEM

    > > Found this video on youtube, can’t help but wonder about the credibility
    > > of a driver who lectures others (by video) of their driving habits
    > > (especially WRT to speed) while at the same time operating and focusing
    > > a video camera while driving an 80,000+ pound 18-wheeler….

    > > I wonder if this is the work of the gpstroll?

    > > —
    > > "I always heard that primitave hoo-mans lacked intelligence,
    > > but I never thought they’d be this stupid."
    > >                                        –Quark

    > Kinda like people who drive a 4,000 pound car while operating and
    > focusing a video camera in search in MFFY’s.  One is about as
    > brainless as the other.

    I have to agree. If he had the camera on a tripod and was not messing
    with it in any way (i.e. just set it and focus it on the view out of the
    vehicle you want and start the film rolling BEFORE getting behind the
    wheel and driving), then I wouldn’t have any problem with it.

    I may start making road videos (not necessairly MFFY videos, more like
    freewayjim’s mode of film making) in the future and if I do, that’s what
    I plan to do; set up the camera and start it rolling and then drive and
    not touch the camera untill I park the car.


    "Mc Gruff the Crime Dog has been missing for about two weeks, now.
     He was last seen sniffing around Michael Vick’s House…"
                                      –Jay Leno

  5. admin says:

    On Oct 11, 7:45 pm, necromancer

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    <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    >  John S.:

    > > On Oct 11, 1:50 am, necromancer
    > > <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    > > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyB3gSGiEM

    > > > Found this video on youtube, can’t help but wonder about the credibility
    > > > of a driver who lectures others (by video) of their driving habits
    > > > (especially WRT to speed) while at the same time operating and focusing
    > > > a video camera while driving an 80,000+ pound 18-wheeler….

    > > > I wonder if this is the work of the gpstroll?

    > > > —
    > > > "I always heard that primitave hoo-mans lacked intelligence,
    > > > but I never thought they’d be this stupid."
    > > >                                        –Quark

    > > Kinda like people who drive a 4,000 pound car while operating and
    > > focusing a video camera in search in MFFY’s.  One is about as
    > > brainless as the other.

    > I have to agree. If he had the camera on a tripod and was not messing
    > with it in any way (i.e. just set it and focus it on the view out of the
    > vehicle you want and start the film rolling BEFORE getting behind the
    > wheel and driving), then I wouldn’t have any problem with it.

    > I may start making road videos (not necessairly MFFY videos, more like
    > freewayjim’s mode of film making) in the future and if I do, that’s what
    > I plan to do; set up the camera and start it rolling and then drive and
    > not touch the camera untill I park the car.

    > —
    > "Mc Gruff the Crime Dog has been missing for about two weeks, now.
    >  He was last seen sniffing around Michael Vick’s House…"
    >                                   –Jay Leno- Hide quoted text –

    > – Show quoted text –

    Judging by the camera movement, I suspect he may have had it set up as
    some sort of cranium-cam: either affixed to a hat or strap, or duct-
    taped to his head.  It appears to move just like a person’s head would
    in checking a mirror or speedometer.

    AFAIK most cameras (video or still) have auto-focus.  Mine do.  I set
    my video camera on a flexible tripod with one leg in the recess on the
    dash, one wedged between the dash and windshield, and the other
    resting on the handle near the glove box.  I make all position
    adjustments and checks prior to any vehicle movement.  The only time I
    reach for the cam is to turn the power of or off and to hit "record"
    which is no more of a reach than turning on the radio, CD player or
    temperature control.  It seems to work, based on 8 videos I placed on
    YouTube over the past month.

    "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides,
    flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to
    another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we
    sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of
    Allegiance?"  – Jay Leno

  6. admin says:

     MLOM:

    > Judging by the camera movement, I suspect he may have had it set up as
    > some sort of cranium-cam: either affixed to a hat or strap, or duct-
    > taped to his head.  It appears to move just like a person’s head would
    > in checking a mirror or speedometer.

    Now that you mention it, I have seen cameras advertised online that can
    be strapped to your head (or a helmet). IIRC, it was being marketed to
    either skateboarders or off road bicyclists….

    > AFAIK most cameras (video or still) have auto-focus.  Mine do.  I set
    > my video camera on a flexible tripod with one leg in the recess on the
    > dash, one wedged between the dash and windshield, and the other
    > resting on the handle near the glove box.  I make all position
    > adjustments and checks prior to any vehicle movement.  The only time I
    > reach for the cam is to turn the power of or off and to hit "record"
    > which is no more of a reach than turning on the radio, CD player or
    > temperature control.  It seems to work, based on 8 videos I placed on
    > YouTube over the past month.

    I’ve seen those. Nice work….


    "What do you call someone who has been in a coma for 6 years?
     Mr. President"
                     –Jay Leno, 8/3/07

  7. admin says:

    On Oct 11, 8:08 pm, necromancer

    <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    >  MLOM:

    > > Judging by the camera movement, I suspect he may have had it set up as
    > > some sort of cranium-cam: either affixed to a hat or strap, or duct-
    > > taped to his head.  It appears to move just like a person’s head would
    > > in checking a mirror or speedometer.

    > Now that you mention it, I have seen cameras advertised online that can
    > be strapped to your head (or a helmet). IIRC, it was being marketed to
    > either skateboarders or off road bicyclists….

    I have seen some videos taken by bicyclists that appear to use that
    method.  I’m still betting on the duct tape.

    > > AFAIK most cameras (video or still) have auto-focus.  Mine do.  I set
    > > my video camera on a flexible tripod with one leg in the recess on the
    > > dash, one wedged between the dash and windshield, and the other
    > > resting on the handle near the glove box.  I make all position
    > > adjustments and checks prior to any vehicle movement.  The only time I
    > > reach for the cam is to turn the power of or off and to hit "record"
    > > which is no more of a reach than turning on the radio, CD player or
    > > temperature control.  It seems to work, based on 8 videos I placed on
    > > YouTube over the past month.

    > I’ve seen those. Nice work….

    Thanks.  I’ll post more as opportunities arise.  Just don’t even
    consider comparing them to those of the notorious Caaahhhh
    Raaaahhhhh.  :)

    > —
    > "What do you call someone who has been in a coma for 6 years?
    >  Mr. President"
    >                  –Jay Leno, 8/3/07

    "What is the most expensive piece of real estate in the Kansas City
    area?  A: the Sprint Center, B: the NASCAR track, or C: the 12 yards
    the Chiefs paid to Larry Johnson last Sunday?"
                       –Fox 4 News, Kansas City, 10/11/07, 5PM broadcast

  8. admin says:

     MLOM:

    > Thanks.  I’ll post more as opportunities arise.  Just don’t even
    > consider comparing them to those of the notorious Caaahhhh
    > Raaaahhhhh.  :)

    Your videos are much beter than his. I assume you are talking about the
    analog hyperlink using drama queen exit meister of m.t.r?  ;)



    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to
     purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve
     neither Liberty nor Safety."
                      –Benjamin Franklin

  9. admin says:

    On Oct 11, 8:26 pm, necromancer
    <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    >  MLOM:

    > > Thanks.  I’ll post more as opportunities arise.  Just don’t even
    > > consider comparing them to those of the notorious Caaahhhh
    > > Raaaahhhhh.  :)

    > Your videos are much beter than his. I assume you are talking about the
    > analog hyperlink using drama queen exit meister of m.t.r?  ;)

    > —
    > —

    You hit the target faster and better than Hector can down a case. ;)
    IMO, the best Caaaahhh Raaahhh videos are the Yamamoto parodies.

    "THINK."
        –S&DDAM, countless times on r.a.d

    "SADDAM backwards is Mad Ass."
        –Bob Hope, 1990

  10. admin says:

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    Scott in SoCal wrote:
    >N8N <njna…@hotmail.com> said in rec.autos.driving:

    >>On Oct 11, 1:50 am, necromancer
    >><55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyB3gSGiEM

    >>> Found this video on youtube, can’t help but wonder about the credibility
    >>> of a driver who lectures others (by video) of their driving habits
    >>> (especially WRT to speed) while at the same time operating and focusing
    >>> a video camera while driving an 80,000+ pound 18-wheeler….

    >>> I wonder if this is the work of the gpstroll?

    >>Didn’t watch the video (at work) but I’m more reminded of Carl Troller
    >>myself…

    >Apparently GPSTroll teaches big rig driving, but Carl Troller has
    >definitely shot some hand-held footage while driving (poorly).

    Here’s a video of one of gpstroll’s former (and best) students:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1LM8TtSLZ0

    "Speeders And Drunk Drivers Are MURDERERS" brags of it’s homosexuallity:
    the guys at the bath-house stopped laughing at my 3 inch weenie.
    : http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rec.autos.driving/msg/168e8e621dd

    "Speeders And Drunk Drivers Are MURDERERS" brags of it’s ability to operate a vehicle:
    I must be doing something right to go 3 1/2 years without a fatal crash.
    : http://groups.google.com/group/misc.transport.road/msg/a376114ee8a618

  11. admin says:

     MLOM:

    > On Oct 11, 8:26 pm, necromancer
    > <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    > >  MLOM:

    > > > Thanks.  I’ll post more as opportunities arise.  Just don’t even
    > > > consider comparing them to those of the notorious Caaahhhh
    > > > Raaaahhhhh.  :)

    > > Your videos are much beter than his. I assume you are talking about the
    > > analog hyperlink using drama queen exit meister of m.t.r?  ;)

    > > —
    > > —
    > You hit the target faster and better than Hector can down a case. ;)
    > IMO, the best Caaaahhh Raaahhh videos are the Yamamoto parodies.

    Heh… heh… The Comrade’s parodies are priceless. Especially that
    highway 404 one where krl has a bag over his head…. ;)


    "Go f*ck yourself!  You are a useless armchair quarterback, as far as I
    am concerned."  –Carl Rogers, 3/9/2007

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  12. admin says:

    On Oct 11, 8:45 pm, necromancer

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    <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    >  John S.:

    > > On Oct 11, 1:50 am, necromancer
    > > <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    > > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyB3gSGiEM

    > > > Found this video on youtube, can’t help but wonder about the credibility
    > > > of a driver who lectures others (by video) of their driving habits
    > > > (especially WRT to speed) while at the same time operating and focusing
    > > > a video camera while driving an 80,000+ pound 18-wheeler….

    > > > I wonder if this is the work of the gpstroll?

    > > > —
    > > > "I always heard that primitave hoo-mans lacked intelligence,
    > > > but I never thought they’d be this stupid."
    > > >                                        –Quark

    > > Kinda like people who drive a 4,000 pound car while operating and
    > > focusing a video camera in search in MFFY’s.  One is about as
    > > brainless as the other.

    > I have to agree. If he had the camera on a tripod and was not messing
    > with it in any way (i.e. just set it and focus it on the view out of the
    > vehicle you want and start the film rolling BEFORE getting behind the
    > wheel and driving), then I wouldn’t have any problem with it.

    > I may start making road videos (not necessairly MFFY videos, more like
    > freewayjim’s mode of film making) in the future and if I do, that’s what
    > I plan to do; set up the camera and start it rolling and then drive and
    > not touch the camera untill I park the car.

    > —
    > "Mc Gruff the Crime Dog has been missing for about two weeks, now.
    >  He was last seen sniffing around Michael Vick’s House…"
    >                                   –Jay Leno- Hide quoted text –

    > – Show quoted text –

    As long as the camera is out of view, i.e. not in the line of vision
    from any window, then yes making videos of traffic is ok.   Some guys
    performing this trick like to mount the camera on the dash, which is
    obviously wrong.