Here's the last thing I've done recently:
Mr. LongArm painter pole: ~15.00$
Microphone gooseneck base: shows as 3.99$ but paid ~2.00$
Universal ShockMount: ~13.95$ shipped
XLR plugs & cable: ~6.00$
Bigger pictures here.
Paid roughly ~35$.
I'll try to post some test (video & external recorder sound) when I'll figure out how to plug my JuicedLink & ZoomH2 to the boom pole.
It's not perfect, but it performs well for the money invested.
It's hard to vote for it or not as I didn't post any video/sound from it, but I'll post one later this week.