January 09, 2008
'In the year 7510 if God's a-comin' he ought to make it by then' — Zager & Evans (1969)
Let's see, we're 39 years closer.
Looking good, what?
From the website:
- Tuck-Away Timer
Just fold back the cover on this portable stainless steel timer and it stands on its own.
Big clear numbers make reading the 60-minute dial a breeze.
Rings 30 seconds early as a warning, then keeps track of remaining seconds.
1-1/2" wide x 3-1/2" diameter.
An Ordinary Spy — by Joseph Weisberg
It's what I'm currently reading at bedtime.
Last night I looked and saw I was only about 100 pages from the end, which made me unhappy: at 288 pages it's too short by half.
Weisberg uses a unique (to my experience, at least) approach to his text, to wit:
Parts that the CIA (where he worked as a case officer) redacted (or didn't, but perhaps Weisberg did so for effect) are blacked out.
No, you can't read what's underneath by holding the pages up to the light.
Although I did try, I must admit.
But I digress.
Reading the book is like spending time with a friend you're always glad to see: it's somehow comforting and reassuring, though the protagonist of the novel is anything but comfortable as he tries to figure out where the mirrors end and reality begins.
Trandy Cell Phone Holder – 'Dressed to call'
bit of overkill, what?
Sign o' The Times: William Gibson supplants André Maurois
Don't get your baggies in a twist just yet, it's only happened once so far as I know.
"New Directions, the publisher of 'Labyrinths,' reissued the collection [below]
in May, for the first time in more than 40 years. In a sign of the changing times it includes an introduction from William Gibson, the cyberpunk author. (The original [below],
Adjustable Ventilated Clothes Hangers
- Adjustable Hangers
These expandable hangers slide in and out to fit, keeping sweaters and knits in perfect shape while drip-drying.
Wide plastic adjustable hangers feature broad, rounded ends that support without creating wings, stretch marks, points or bulges in shoulders of delicate washables.
Hangers expand from 14-1/8" to 21" wide.
Ventilated design allows for faster drying.
White: 3 for $6.99
Pastels: 3 for $6.99.
Knife Block — by Maarten Baas
"Prototype and, so far, the only one ever made."
Contact the Dutch designer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and maybe he'll create another just for you.
I've heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve but this is ridiculous.
See what happens when a jewelry designer's instructions are to let it all hang out?
From the website:
- Underwear Earrings
Briefly put: Hilarious.
Hang these unmentionables out for all to see and suddenly everyone's talking about them.
Made of polished sterling silver, the oh-so-French wire earrings dangle approx ¾".
And no — they're not returnable.