March 16, 2010
Bernard Madoff's complete client list
Part 1 here.
Part 2 here.
Part 3 here.
Personal Travel Fan
Requires 4 AA batteries (not included).
BehindTheMedspeak: 'Snake Oil? Evidence for popular health supplements.'
By David McCandless and Andy Perkins for Information is Beautiful.
Dew Quiver Sound Control Shoulder Strap — Just the thing if you're in a beauty contest and want to keep your music with you
You control your phone/MP3 player with the buttons on the strap.
The phone/player/wallet/keys etc. go into the pockets.
The increasing irrelevance of what's in newspapers to what matters to most people
It's like there are two worlds: the one covered by the Times and Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, with front pages replete with stories about gridlock in Washington and infighting in the White House, and style sections that cover boring and repetitive fashion and gossip about dull people, and the one that I find unceasingly arresting, where people with lives and passions who actually know something and do stuff that can make the world a better place hang out.
The first one, increasingly out-of-touch with what matters, is Landliner Nation.
The second, where the action is and where people are spending more and more time and money, well, I'm not sure what to call it.
Hermès Baseball Glove
The only place in the world you can buy the extra-supple limited-edition mitt is at Hermès new men's store on Madison Avenue in New York City.
Why Andrey Ternovskiy, the 17-year-old Russian inventor of Chatroulette, won't be returning home
[via The Economist]
Banana Split Banana Peeler — Episode 2: It's back
Four years ago I featured this device to much silence.
That was on December 7, 2009.
Cory's got a banana jones — but that's another post.
Ever since he wrote about it, I've gotten requests from people who want but can't get one any more from the original source, which sold it back then for $3.99.
I put my best people on it, pulling them off all the breaking stories and other stuff they were working on here, and charged them with finding a place Cory and his posse could buy one of these nifty devices.
After three weeks of non-stop searching: success.
Even better: it's 25% cheaper than back in 2006.
From the new source:
Banana Split Banana Peeler
Place ring over banana and pierce skin with flat prongs.
Flip handle up to pop the banana top and being peeling.
Made in Denmark.
As before, TechnoDolt™-friendly.
$2.99 (bananas not included).
Fair warning: don't come crying to me six months from now because they're sold out.
You're lucky to even get this second chance.
What was it F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote?
"There are no second acts in American lives."
Yes, that's it.