October 29, 2006
Are you ready for some football?
'Cause I'm getting my game face on as we speak.
Now, wasn't that fun, Theme Sunday?
I may reprise it.
Ya just never know around here.
Touch-Activated Mini Travel Fan
- Touch Fan
Keep your cool anytime, anywhere
No need for a meltdown in line at the museum on a sweltering day.
This touch-activated fan dispenses a cool, quiet, and surprisingly strong breeze with two flexible and safe plastic blades.
The removable 38-inch lanyard makes for easy transport around your neck and the (included) desk stand lets you enjoy the fan hands-free.
Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).
5" x 2-3/4" x 2-1/2".
Doesn't the picture appear to indicate it's got three — not two — blades?
Probably not important, but the crack research team insisted I mention this so here it is.
Also in Blue, Red and Silver.
Circling the drain
Mercifully for Redskins fans everywhere, the team's got a bye week so we don't have to face the sad facts today.
Each week is worse than the last, as the bandwagon loses wheel after wheel and skids ever closer to the edge of the roadside above a giant canyon.
They're charging $19.99 for these hats but if things keep on the way they are, they'll have to pay people to wear them.
World's Best Portable Reading Lamp
No question about it.
Great design, wonderful light, bulb lasts forever.
I bought an earlier iteration of this lamp at least 10 years ago and still use it as my bedside reading lamp when I travel.
This is at least the third iteration of the original design: it's smaller, brighter, and far more stylish along with being very cleverly designed.
Features added included an integrated carrying handle and internal power cord storage.
Back in the previous century when I bought the original, you could have any color you wanted — as long as it was black.
Now they call it Graphite (above).
Also in Ivory (below).
How Flickr can get its groove back
Have you noticed that Flickr seems to have disappeared from the news lately, what with YouTube all the time?
I was noodling around Flickr last evening, playing with the settings and all, when I had an idea: make it so you can watch slide shows at a much more rapid clip.
The current limit is one picture/second: let users run the pix as fast as they like.
Because you know what happens when still pictures start to go by in a hurry: some people call it a movie.
Others, more expansive in their point of view, call it life.
No matter — letting you create your own personal, customizable video on the website on the fly is a no-brainer.
At least, it didn't take any to think it up.
I can't believe I'm continuing to give it away.
Pink Ice Cream Scoop
From the website:
Zyliss® Pink Ice Cream Scoop
Fun for right- or left-handed dippers.
Winner of a 2003 red dot design award, the comfortable ergonomic design has a non-slip handle and thumb rest.
Superior scoop shape cuts through even the hardest ice cream.
This post is part of a developing theme, in case you hadn't noticed.
But that's okay, it's early yet.
Do you think it odd that there's not an iota of pink on the magazine's covers?
We are reminded of Magritte, to wit:
Well, I am.
Pink Hip Flask
From the website:
- Personalized Pink Hip Flask
Personalized stainless-steel hip flask is an old favorite, dressed up in pink leather for a new generation.
Oval plate is monogrammed with up to three engraved letters; please specify in order of appearance.
Includes a funnel and hinged screw cap.
3-3/4" x 5"; holds 6 oz.
Comes gift boxed.
Also in black.