Photojojo.com is selling this photo goody called a Monsterpod, which offers the functionality of a tripod in a form that fits in your hand. It sticks to just about any solid surface because underneath it is viscoelastic polymer, whatever that means.
The Monsterpod sticks on brick walls, trees, marble, cement, steel, sheet rock, wire fences, metal poles, plate glass windows, upside down, in the heat, in the cold, on furniture, street lamps, and on a car.
You just slap it on any surface with your camera screwed on it and it sticks there, ready to take your picture. It can support any thing under 560g, so it virtually covers all of those compact digital cameras.