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LAist Gadget Review: Flip Video Camcorder

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Driving down Sunset tonight we saw smoke billowing from what we feared was Safari Sam's. As we got closer we saw that it was not the rock club ablaze nor the 99 Cents store (thank God) but a car in the parking lot. All by itself. As if it had just spontaneously combusted.

Because we knew you'd like nothing better than to see a car fire in such an eerie situation we reached into the passenger seat for our trusty digital camera only to remember that we had not come prepared. We had simply gotten into the car to drive to the grocery store.

It was then that we remembered that we stored the $115 Flip Video digital video camera into the glove box for just this type of "emergency". So we parked in the nearby Shakey's (which was ironically advertising their new Firehouse Pizza on their marquee instead of listing the names of the kids throwing birthdays that day), walked toward the blazing heap, clicked the red button on the back of the little, light-weight, mostly plastic device, and shot the video above.