ss_blog_claim=bf53c2c2a6b5e4b759eb9b46babec032 Stephen the dog: XShot contest

Sunday, July 15, 2007

XShot contest

I am trying to win a Contest Drew set up.
Win an XShot from BenSpark
That is right Stephen the Dog is entering another contest. This one is for an XShot. I want to thank all of you who voted for me to get the Soda maker last time. I lost but that is ok I will get over it.

Anyway this xshot contest thing, I don’t really care if I win or not. I am not going to let myself get excited about, it if I win cool if not what ever.

So I guess I should tell you what an XShot is. It is this goofy little telescoping pole that is 9” long when collapsed or 37” long when extended. For those of you who like infomercials think pocket fisherman.

What does the XShot do? It is a pole that extended and retracts. Woo retracting pole I need one of those. Just kidding it is designed to let you take pictures of yourself. You put your camera on the pole, hold it out and take a picture. This allows you get to more people or background in your pictures. Notice the blurry picture of me above. This is really a picture I tried to take of Joey, Fenway, Clyde, Bailey and myself in front of the world’s largest ball of twine. ( What a stupid trip that was, 12 hour drive to get to middle of nowhere and the twine kind of smells because it is outside all the time) It did not work my arms are only 12” long and I had to tape the camera to my paw because I don’t have thumbs.

I guess if I got an xshot I would have to tape that to my paw to. Not having thumbs stinks. With the XShot taped to my paw I would be like inspector gadget. Go Go Gadjet retractable camera pole thing. Nah that does not work Go Go Gadjet XShot that is a little better. Now that was a stupid cartoon, although realistic. The dog Brain solved all the crimes. It is too bad that in Columbo they don’t show you Columobo’s dog somebody was definitely helping that guy.

Ok so now you have a retractable stick with you camera on it. I bet you are thinking wow this is pretty cool. What else does it do? Well aside from having a tripod camera screw to attach to your camera absolutely nothing. This is right the product is a fancy stick with a screw on the end. You could make one with four nine inch dowels and some duct tape.

I admit it I was not overly impressed with the product at first even though Drew was offering $5.50 off if you used the promo code SparkRocks before July 15. Woo $5.50 off a stick that is awesome. I love to chew sticks. Sometimes I chase them and on a rare occasion I fetch them but that it really just to keep my A thinking someday I may actually play fetch. You have to keep him interested. (I am never going to play fetch it is a stupid game. Look at it from my perspective someone throws something I have to run and get it, then I bring it back. Guess what happens next shocker of all shocker the object gets thrown again and I have to repeat my earlier feat. Talk about futility. Hmm does this remind you of anything Sisyphus.)

Don’t kid yourself the XShot does not push any camera buttons or help you focus or even let you see through the view finder. Basically you are letting the timer on your camera take a picture while you are holding it out on a stick.

I probably should not work in marketing.

Why do I want an XShot and why might I actually buy one if I don’t win this contest.
Well 1st there is the price it is only about $25 and you can get $5.50 off so that brings it down to under $20. That is still a little more expensive than dowels and duct tape but it is not too bad. It also looks nicer. You could even pain the dowel and the XShot will still look better you also won’t need a pocket knife to retract the XShot

Digital cameras now allow us to take hundreds of photos and we can erase the crappy one. The XShot is going to take some good and some crappy photos. Say for example you are at the Great Pyramid of Giza and you want to get a picture of yourself in front of the pyramid. Hmm what do you do. Well 1st you think wow I am in front of the great pyramid this is really cool. I hope I don’t end up with a Mummy’s curse on me. Then Take some time to marvel at what man was able to create so long ago. Think of how small you place in the world is and allow yourself to be humbled by it. Now you either ask someone to take you picture risking having the brand new camera you bought for the trip stolen. ( recommend the Cannon Digital rebel SLR for Pyramid pictures) or you pull out your XShot. Is it worth losing your camera and all your pictures or would you rather spend the $20 and get the camera stick. I say camera stick. Would I pay a lot for this think absolutely not I don’t see the need but if I get my pyramid picture that would be worth $20 since It probably cost me over $2000 to actually get to Egypt. I am sure once I get an XShot I will easily find $20 worth of value in it. Really a tank of gas is over $40 now so with the XShot being $5.50 off that is practically free.

Check out the XShot it is a good deal for the money and if your remote control ever breaks you can use it to change the channels also. Remember it is just a retractable stick with a screw on it. Imagine all the things you can do with a retractable stick. Just don’t try to play fetch with your dog with it.


At July 15, 2007 at 9:29:00 AM EST , Blogger BenSpark said...

You are right Stephen, you should not work in marketing.

At July 19, 2007 at 4:05:00 PM EST , Blogger Christine said...

Stephen, I hope you like music, because I heard that you won an iPod from Fuel My Blog.!


At July 19, 2007 at 8:52:00 PM EST , Blogger BenSpark said...

Stephen, congrats on being the FuelMyBlog iPod contest. Better get some more votes in the XShot contest or you won't be getting you camera stick.

BTW you have been tagged

At July 27, 2007 at 2:08:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for you :) I laugh everytime I see that picture on Drew's blog.



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