Monday, January 22, 2007

Room with a WebCam View

I love it when you've got loads to do and then something curious pops through your letterbox...

Did you know that if you join the 'Elvis Insiders' you get 24/7 access to a private WebCam with a view from Elvis Presley's upstairs bedroom window? Yes, you can spend all day (and night, if you like) staring at your computer screen, knowing you're looking at exactly the same view Elvis would have gazed upon from his bedroom window. Unless the view's changed in 30 years, but that's a minor detail... maybe the view was 'frozen in time' after he died. A very novel idea, and probably well worth $29.99 along with the other perks of membership.

There was a glut of punk songs in 1977 when Elvis died... The Clash sang 'no Elvis, Beatles or Rolling Stones in 1977', Smeggy and the Cheesybits did 'Elvis had a Heart Attack' and Peter and the Test Tube Babies had a song called 'Elvis is Dead'. But three decades on, who's paying for a WebCam view from your bedroom window, eh lads?

Actually, I did get a bit bored with my brother's Chicken Cam when he first set that up, and the chickens were moving, doing chicken-like things. Maybe WebCams do have limited appeal in certain situations, though my Fascination with Fan-dom continues...

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