Bathtub Jesus and HD video recording sunglasses

Hubby and I have been saying for years that we need to get some kind of recording type glasses to capture the amazing sights and sounds that we see throughout our travels. I mean, just the other day we were enjoying fine dining in the car when we were treated to some entertainment that should have been captured for the world to see.

There we were, parked facing a little green space when our favorite non-shirt-wearing, public-pot-smoker waltzed into our world yet again. He bobbed. He weaved. He danced. Obviously a super duper happy guy. Just as he neared our car, he stopped short to grab a leaf off a tree which he used to blow his nose. A few times. Now that isn’t something you see every day but likely not worthy of film. Here’s where it gets freaky. Instead of simply tossing the blown leaf to the ground, he proceeded to sniff the bundle of goo and laugh hysterically…repeatedly…

Now if that’s not Hollywood quality fun, I don’t know what is!!

I mean…this is the stuff the world needs to see. And had we been wearing the HD video recording sunglasses by Hammacher Schlemmer, I’d be uploading this gem for your enjoyment instead of writing about it…and trust me, words do not do the visual justice.

The HD video recording sunglasses are polarized, weigh just over one ounce, and record high-definition video from the wearer’s point of view through a pinhole-sized 720p lens in the bridge of the frame. It captures 1280 x 720 HD video at 35 frames per second across a 72 degree wide-angle.

Not only that, but a built-in microphone records stereo sound, which means hubby and I could provide you with simultaneous COMMENTARY!! And y’all know from our Urban Word Wednesday fun we love to add delicious discourse.

The sunglasses have an internal 4 GB memory, which stores up to one hour of video (which certainly would NOT be sufficient for the insanities we witness on a hourly basis). We’d totally opt for the integrated MicroSD slot that accommodates up to a 16 GB memory card (not included) that holds up to four hours of recordings. Oh yes…that’s more like it!

But wait…there’s MORE!

The sunglasses can also capture 8 megapixel still photos with the touch of a button. This would have come in super handy this weekend.

Hubby and I took a little vacation to visit friends in cottage country. Down the road from where we were staying, the suspected drug dealer had the most darlin’ Bathtub Jesus (an old bathtub buried standing up, halfway into the ground, and a statue of Jesus is placed inside). I totally wanted to get a picture to share the joy with y’all but…not the kind of people you want to catch you strolling around their lawn taking pictures. Had we been wearing our HD sunglasses, we could have casually strolled by in STEALTH mode capturing video AND still photos of Bathtub Jesus! BAM!

Think of the fun people!!!

For about $170 bucks, I think it’s a steal of a deal!

Do you ever wish you had a built-in video recorder to capture some of the strange sights and sounds you come across? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen? Come on…share the wealth…

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

More blog deliciousness here:

  • Fabulous guest post by Margie Lawson on Stacy Green’s blog on visceral rules. Amazing!
  • Wished I could have been there in person but Jami Gold’s posts were a great second to Michael Hauge’s workshop on telling powerful love stories. And she followed up with even more fab deets in this post, this post and this post. It’s an amazing series to read.
  • Loved Jane Kindred’s guest post on Janice Hardy’s blog on being a panther!


  1. We all need those sunglasses! Just think of the opportunities we’re missing. I mean, seriously. I don’t know if I really want to see that guy blowing his nose, but maybe I do?! Now I don’t have the chance, but if you had those beauties, not only would I get the laugh of pot smoking dude, but bathtub Jesus as well? That’s a whole lot of fun for one post. I really, really wish you’d been able to take a pick of the bathtub Jesus. I’m so curious as to the story behind it! Some day… you have to go find out. Hmmm, maybe they’re dumpster divers, too and that is their art. Inquiring minds NEED to know.

    • Exactly Tameri!!!! I mean, without having the OPTION to view such displays…how do you know if you’d like it or not?!?! And let me tell ya, Bathtub Jesus was a site to behold. Not to mention that after paying Him a visit, I did have my best golf game EVER. Coincidence…I think not!

  2. I think the glasses sound amazing and I would’ve loved to see the Bathtub Jesus, but I’m glad that there is no video of the nose blow. You can’t un-see that. But the story was great!

  3. OH. MY. GOSH.

    My neighborhood is sooooo boring.

    I wish my boogers were funny.

    Myndi, out.

  4. I’d put the Jesus tub up there with the Jesus Saves Taco Stand we saw in San Antonio! LOLOL! Hope you can get the glasses! LOLOL!

  5. And, I’m sure you’re aware – everything from the catalogue comes with a lifetime guarantee. Even when you can’t find your purchase receipt or other papers–they’ll look it up in your file. My husband drools over the catalogue but I’m the receipent of some pretty cool stuff – if I do say so myself. Keep shopping. Some of the Christmas stuff is pretty amazing. I’ll send you my list! Did you catch the PT boat when it was available.

    • They have THE BEST warranty!!! I hear ya Sheri, lots of stuff on my Xmas list come from their catalogue. I hadn’t seen the boat but went and looked it up. For a cool million, steal of a deal, eh?! LOL!!

  6. I agree. We all need those glasses! There are just too many crazy people and events going on to try to remember them all and verbally describe them! In the Italian section of my hometown, there is no shortage of Bathtub Jesus displays! They also leave their Christmas Nativity sets up year round. I’d love to catch discreet videos of the wacky outfits people wear in public! Fun idea, Natalie!

    • SHUT up Marcia….no shortage of BATHTUB JESUS!!! I must come visit. That sounds fabulous. And they leave their Christmas nativity sets up…I love these people. Kindred spirits. LOL!!

      I agree, capturing some of those wacky outfits would be priceless. Hubby has started using his phone but…I fear it’s not discreet enough and one of these days he’s going to get busted…and his phone as well. LOL!!

  7. See? Hate to say I told you so, but…

    I told you video recording glasses were available for purchase. I know because my insanely funny cousin purchased a pair for his deer hunting adventures in West Texas. Well. That’s what he said he planned to record with them.

    You must buy them. You must! Let me know when they arrive. The giant squash stealth blog deserves recording for posterity.

    • I thought of you RIGHT AWAY when I saw them Gloria. I was like “she was RIGHT!!!” Brilliant!!! LOL!!

      At $170 they are going to have to wait awhile but we’ll find some way to record the massive squash stealth fun. Haven’t forgotten ya…just been a wee bit sidetracked. LOL!!

  8. They’re only $170! Shut the front door! (as someone would say). That’s a steal. I may need to start a collection so that your readers can feel a part of the hubby/Natalie experiences through the HD glasses.

    I had no idea what a “bathtub Jesus” could possibly be. Never heard of it. But living in Texas, a Jesus Saves Taco Stand didn’t make me bat an eye at all. Sounds perfectly reasonable down here. I’ll need to find it next time I go to San Antone.

    • I know, eh?! They are a bargain!! Truly for what you get!!!

      DANG, I wish I had taken a picture. If you google it and check out the images, there are a few samples to see. LOL!! I guess it’s not “that” unusual…LOL!!

      I love that a Jesus Saves Taco Stand is “every day” for you. LOL!! Fabulous!

  9. Okay, we’re all going to have to be on our best behaviour when we see someone walking around with those glasses. They better start branching out in the design department or even your favorite non-shirt-wearing, public-pot-smoker might stop doing his dance if he spots those shades. And the bit about the leaf, Nat … tmi … seriously … bad visual. You can get us laughing about anything!

    • Hubby aka Blog Heckler says:

      Try eating your drive thru while:
      A) not being grossed out
      B) snorting your mouthful of big mac out your nose (pass a leaf please)
      C) talking trash amongst ourselves while maintaining composure as our leaf sniffing friend looks at us through our windshield.

    • I know…squeeeee…we’d be dangerous. LOL!!

      Yeah, the leaf was pretty gross. Imagine actually having to see it?! *shudders*

  10. Hubby aka The Blog Heckler says:

    I’m not saying I couldn’t use a pair – but the ol’shoulder cam come in handy too. Love you honey!

  11. Now those – are super cool! I would love to have a pair of spy sunglasses. And at only $170 a pair – sign me up! And of course I’d need the extended memory card because, like you said, only a hour’s worth of video time is not nearly enough to capture some of the total awesomeness you ‘d come across at Wal-Mart alone. You combine that with a stop at the Piggly Wiggly and you’d have your very own home movie in no time. Pop some corn, snap open a brewski and enjoy.

    Can’t say as I’ve seen a bathtub Jesus, but the rednecks in my area come up with some pretty interesting stuff too. Old car parts are a local favorite for, let’s call it, yard art. We should hook up and spend some quality time walking our neighborhoods with our spy sunglasses. Think of the fun times we’d capture.

    Nice dance moves, by the way.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • Wal-Mart, the Piggly Wiggly, and Costco provide a WEALTH of sunglass filming! LOL!!

      Yard Art…WAHAHAHA!! Oh yes, we got a few of those around these parts as well. We should definitely take turns visiting and strolling the neighborhoods. Entertainment galore. LOL!

      Oh I got me some moves…LOL!!!!

  12. I completely need a pair of those. BUT, look at this word I came across that describes an Urban Word Goddess like yourself. Talk about bang on!!

    the Cosmic Udic
    The uncanny connection between Urban Dictionary word of the day and something going on in your life or something you just heard about from several unrelated people, or something you’ve been trying to express but didnt have a word for.

  13. Karen McFarland says:

    Ooh, I do like that word Jenny Hansen. “Cosmic Udic”

    Natalie, you do have a way of experiencing the most unusual things. I can’t believe the guy blows his nose in a leaf. Yuck! But I do see the benefit of wearing those sunglasses. You can literally record most everything in your life. Amazing. 🙂

    • People just present themselves to hubby and I for our entertainment Karen. LOL!! There are some real…ummm…interesting folk around here. LOL!! Those sunglasses would enable us to share the joy. LOL!

  14. Wow! Those glasses are amazing! I’m kind of wishing I had them for the #EpicRoadTrip I’m just finishing up–‘cuz you KNOW there were some good stories we witnessed during that trip. 🙂

    And thanks for the blog links! *hugs*

  15. Okay, so we all agreed that these glasses are a must. Let’s place an order together and save on shipping charges lol 😉

  16. asraidevin says:

    LOL. I googled bathtub jesus to find a picture because I”m thinking how popular is this shit? Your blog comes up on the first page. LMAO. Apparently bathtub Mary is more popular.

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