Polaroid Questions Outkast Photography Advice

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Since their advice has turned out to be moded, how should Outkast rephrase "Heya"?

Shake it like a raw chicken or fish in a bag o' shake and bake!
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27%
Shake it like an irresponsible nanny!
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27%
Shake it like you're trying to figure out whether the Christmas present has clothes or something more interesting in it!
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18%
Shake it Like You Just Don't Care -- About the Outcome of the Wisconsin Primary
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27%
 
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Polaroid Questions Outkast Photography Advice

Postby bobster » Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:41 pm

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=s ... outkast_dc

Polaroid Warns Film Users Not to 'Shake It'

LONDON (Reuters) - Outkast fans like to "shake it like a Polaroid picture," but the instant camera maker is warning consumers that taking the advice of the hip-hop stars could ruin your snapshots.

Outkast's number one hit "Hey Ya" includes the "shake it" line as a reference to the motion that amateur photographers use to help along the self-developing film.

But in the "answers" section on the Polaroid Web site, (http://polaroid.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/po ... p/enduser/ std_alp.php?p_sid=MkDTr94h&p_lva=2509&p_sp=&p_li=) the company says that shaking photos, which once helped them to dry, is not necessary since the modern version of Polaroid film dries behind a clear plastic window.

The image "never touches air, so shaking or waving has no effect," the company said on its Web site.

"In fact, shaking or waving can actually damage the image. Rapid movement during development can cause portions of the film to separate prematurely, or can cause 'blobs' in the picture."

A Polaroid spokesman added: "Almost everybody does it, thinking that shaking accelerates the development process, but if you shake it too vigorously you could distort the image. A casual shake typically doesn't affect it."

Polaroid said its film should be laid on a flat surface and shielded from the wind, and that users should avoid bending or twisting their pictures.

Of course, "lay it on a flat surface like a Polaroid picture," doesn't sound nearly as cool.
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:53 pm

This is a hoot, bobster.

Jeez, everybody's a critic. Polaroid should be glad anyone even still buys one of their cameras since the whole world has gone digital.

Anyhow, I voted for the "just don't care" category. And that can apply to the primary, or any other number of things.

Just the mood I'm in right now. :?

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Postby pip_52 » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:02 pm

I decided to stick with the commercial aspect of it. Though I do kind of like "lay it on a flat surface like a polaroid picture."

It just has a certain ring to it . . .

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Postby Poppet » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:27 pm

i remember shaking those damned polaroids.

i've got a polaroid camera somewhere. it's fun for one off insta-shots and retro-looking stuff.

anybody remember when you had to roll goop on the polaroid first? okay, fine, i'm old.

i don't have a digital camera. living in the dark ages, i know. :)
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Postby miss buenos aires » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:48 pm

Poppet wrote:i've got a polaroid camera somewhere. it's fun for one off insta-shots and retro-looking stuff.


Not to be crass, but it also has one other thing it's good for...

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Postby Pov » Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:04 pm

Poppet wrote:i remember shaking those damned polaroids.

i've got a polaroid camera somewhere. it's fun for one off insta-shots and retro-looking stuff.

anybody remember when you had to roll goop on the polaroid first? okay, fine, i'm old.

i don't have a digital camera. living in the dark ages, i know. :)


I remember having to roll goop on the picture. This was back in the days when, after you took your shot you had to pull the picture out of the camera, wait 60 seconds and then peel off the paper containing the chemicals. The goop acted as a protective coating to preserve the picture.

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Postby Misha » Thu Feb 26, 2004 9:50 pm

Bobster....what the hell is the world coming to that Polaroid needs to issue a freakin press release about this.!!!???


I think Polaroid ought to give Outkast $ .05 for every time they sing that....Polaroid never had such great publicity....

Miss BA.....I know what you're talking about...turns out digital can do that too,,,,and fix the not so great parts at the same time!

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Postby Poppet » Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:45 pm

Miss BA - yes, my father used his polaroid for that purpose, at least once, that he left in his dresser so that when he moved w/o taking anything with him (long story, but it could be told if asked), it was there for me to find when he called and told me 'go thru the house, in a month the owners are coming to clean it out.' (we were poor folks, and rented all the days of our lives together).

if you decide to have items of this sort, be aware of happens to them. be sure you want your progeny to find them, if you box them away somewhere. 'cause they will. or someone will.

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Postby Gillibeanz » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:47 am

OK I know im gonna get blasted for my poor taste in music ....but I like this record!! :shock:

I voted the xmas pressie one - I do like to prod and shake and sniff , but I NEVER open them til xmas day!
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Postby BlueChair » Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:45 am

I still don't understand the poll. Will someone explain it better to me :D
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:53 am

Okay, Blue, here's the thing. In the song, they talk about "shaking it like a Polaroid picture." So, since that phrase got blasted, the poll gives options of what else could be said in the song - "Shake it like a (your selection of new phrases here).

Get it? :)

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Postby BlueChair » Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:56 am

Got it! Picked the first one. It's the best.

Thank you spooky for your basic yet understandable explanation. Now I will be able to concentrate in class today :lol:
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:13 am

Blue, have a big mug of coffee before class today - on me! :)

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Postby taz » Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:37 am

Gillibeanz wrote:OK I know im gonna get blasted for my poor taste in music ....but I like this record!! :shock:


Gilli, this is a great cd, don't fear about being blasted on that one...

(only complaint is the over-playing of two songs...but that's probably cuz I spend too much time in clubs, my own fault)
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Postby seanpointblank » Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:18 am

Gillibeanz wrote:OK I know im gonna get blasted for my poor taste in music ....but I like this record!! :shock:

Anyone who would blast you for liking Outkast is out of their mind. They are one of, if not the most exciting thing happening in current pop music, it not current music all around.


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