July 17, 2012
Musicians in photo booths
Monopoly Money Tie
What to wear to a Senate Banking Committee hearing.
Prolly better if you're watching, not testifying.
Roadtrippers.com — "Powerful Route Planning, Awesome Curated Places & Trips"
I like it when things are understated.
But I digress.
I will try it out next Monday when I head to Richmond for yet another in a so-far fruitless series of attempts to drop my 5K time under an 8-minute/mile pace (Monday's event will be my 15th effort since I got serious on April 21 of this year).
Above, my route configured and tricked out by Roadtrippers, featuring History and Attractions.
Too bad there's not a pin for where I'm likely to blow up midway through the second mile of the 5K somewhere in the vicinity of Shady Grove Elementary School, where the race begins and ends.
You: you don't have to wait till then; go ahead, give Roadtrippers a whirl and let us know what you think.
On another note entirely, it just occurred to me that when I'm in the right mood, anything — literally — can be the jumping off point for a blog post.
Kind of fun, that.
TV Dinner Gumballs
Buttered corn, roast beef, and apple cobbler-flavored gums.
Jon Lord, Deep Purple keyboardist, is dead at 71
From his obituary by Ben Sisario in today's New York Times:
In a recent interview, Mr. Lord demonstrated how he tailored the organ's sound for Deep Purple.
"Lovely a sound as it was, it wasn't quite giving me what I wanted," he said. "I could hear another sound in my head — something harder, something more throaty."
"You tap straight in and put it through a straight speaker," he added, "and you get a beast."
FunFact: "The song ["Smoke on the Water] is honored in Montreux [where the events leading up to its lyrics occurred] by a sculpture along the lake [Geneva] shore (right next to the statue of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury) with the band's name, the song title, and the riff in musical notes.
You could look it up.
the 28-year-old Lord in 1969.
Am I the only one who thinks the classical orchestra conductor in the video up top is having more fun than anyone else in the building?
TONDO BY NIGHT — "World premiere luxury timepiece featuring a photoluminescent case"
"... that stores up daylight and glows at night.
The ad pictured up top occupies 25% of page A8 in today's New York Times.
Though my Crack Research Team®™© couldn't find a price (it's hard to leave when you can't find the door), I'm sure it's not inexpensive.
You want photoluminescent on the cheap, try this iPhone case:
A snip at $24.95.
by artist Jason Freeny
show the anatomy of LEGO minifigures."
"Skeleton, teeth, internal organs, and other body parts
were hand-sculpted into oversized versions of LEGO pieces."
Interactive Pool Table
From websites: "Transform any pool table into a digitally-enhanced video experience. Custom high-definition imagery responds in real time under every ball to each shot. User-selectable themes yield infinite possibilities."