April 9, 2008

Flickr Wife Videos

You may (or may not) have heard, but Flickr added the ability for Pro users to post 90 second videos, or what they're calling "long photographs."

I wonder why they didn't go for the really-modern sounding "moving pictures."

I found the ground rules a little puzzling:

Some ground rules to get started:

  1. Only "safe" and "moderate" video content is permitted. Your "beautiful wife" should not be moving. (Read more about content filters.)
  2. Only upload videos you have created yourself.

Your "beautiful wife" should not be moving? Are we talking about nectrotography, or do they only want me to take pictures of my wife when she's unconscious? Because, when she's awake, my beautiful wife is fairly animated.

And what's with the irony quotes, Flickr? My "beautiful wife?" In quotes? I know what you're implying, and you can't talk about my wife like that. Care to step outside and settle this like men?

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Posted by James at April 9, 2008 11:36 AM
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Oh, wait. If they were trying to insult me, they would have said your "beautiful" wife.

So, I think they're implying that my videos are of something other than my beautiful wife, which is actually a good assumption, because she's not a big fan of me uploading her likeness.

Never mind.

I still think the "not moving" part is weird, though.

Posted by: James at April 9, 2008 11:53 AM

Did you just coin nectography?

Enclosing beautiful wife in quotes may be a hamfisted attempt to dissuade single men from posting videos of their Realdolls.

Posted by: Mike at April 9, 2008 12:15 PM

Er, necrotography. You know what I meant.

Posted by: Mike at April 9, 2008 12:15 PM

I thought that said "Flickr Wildlife Photography."

What an odd thing to suggest/sponsor. Do they really think all content posted will be non-nasty? This just screams "please post orn-pay-ish pix of your wife."


Posted by: Patti M. at April 9, 2008 1:28 PM

But only 90 seconds worth of pron. Because they limit the duration.

Posted by: James at April 9, 2008 2:02 PM

I would rather have 90 seconds of prawns instead.

These sound good:


Posted by: Patti M. at April 9, 2008 2:47 PM

90 seconds. So it would have to be a quickie. Or else a tease.

Posted by: briwei at April 9, 2008 4:44 PM

A super ultra quickie! Good lord, what can be accomplished in 1.5 minutes?

Wait...I retract my question as I truly do not wish to know.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 9, 2008 5:46 PM

Patti, something in the bathroom by yourself?? Or was that five minutes??? LOL.

Posted by: Maggie at April 9, 2008 6:23 PM

Not having those special parts, I can't rightly say...

Posted by: Patti M. at April 9, 2008 6:40 PM

I think it was an ability you *wished* you had... poor James had to attribute the wish to you. Great strategy!!

Posted by: Maggie at April 9, 2008 6:43 PM

I most certainly do not wish I had the ability to JO in the bathroom.


Posted by: Patti M. at April 10, 2008 8:33 AM

:-) I'm referring to a game we played once where James had to match answers to players -- I can't remember the name of the game. That particular round was very funny.

Posted by: Maggie at April 10, 2008 10:19 AM

To this day, "Your 'beautiful wife' should not be moving" makes no sense to me, but I like the sound of it, and so I repeat it. I bet non-native English speakers have a significantly harder time figuring out what significance it has.

From another standpoint, it sounds kind of creepy. Imagine Hannibal Lecter saying it!

Posted by: Torley at April 16, 2008 9:47 PM

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