September 11, 2012
bookofjoe on Pinterest — Episode 2: Look what I found
Well, since that time I've been followed by seven people and in turn followed each of them back.
Pinterest to me is almost impenetrable and that's why I don't follow people who don't follow me: I can't figure out how.
I happened on the page a portion of which is pictured up top yesterday and my jaw dropped.
It's a collection of things featured on bookofjoe and Pinned by other Pinterest users.
Snot Egg Separator [Blast from the past]
This singular kitchen tool was originally featured here on January 2, 2008; that post appears below.
If you liked Marcel Wanders' Snot Vase, you'll love this.
Snot Egg Separator
Makes separating eggs easy.
Crack the egg gently into the top.
The big nose blocks the yolk and allows the whites to flow easily into your bowl.
You get the job done — with a giggle!
Stoneware is dishwasher-, microwave-, freezer- and oven-safe.
6" diam. x 6" high.
Alas, sold out.
"No tablets on the treadmill"
Wrote reader Gandalf the Gray along with a link to the cartoon above: "In case you missed it."
But not any more.
Putz sink plug
I'd wager that fewer than 5% of people under 20 know what a putz is.
"Choosing your teen's first wheels"
Wrote Scott Rupert on Toolmonger: "Do you remember buying your first car? Did you buy it yourself, or perhaps your parents bought it for you? Although my parents let me use their cars when I was in high school, it wasn't until my senior year in college that I achieved the ultimate in personal freedom and bought my own car. And just a few months ago our oldest daughter earned her driver's license. Add some grandparent birthday present cash to the license, and the big first car search began. Since our daughter doesn't know much about cars, the search fell to us as parents. So how exactly do you choose your child's first car for her?"
"We ending up choosing a 1997 Toyota Camry with about 195,000 miles on it. It was the best deal we ran across for the cash we had. As parents we wanted something safe and as reliable as possible. We wanted something that looked a little sporty but we didn't want to pay sports car insurance premiums, nor did we want a performance machine in the hands of an inexperienced 17-year-old driver. We wanted something that wouldn't be a big deal if it did get banged up a little, and something that had great gas mileage."
"Those sorts of requirements tend to lead to the same type of car: a Toyota Camry or Corolla, a Honda Accord or Civic, a Mazda 6 or 3, a VW Jetta or Passat, and other similar vehicle."
"So far the only major issue with the car has been that it needed a new EGR vacuum solenoid valve. I was able to install it myself in my garage with some help from our daughter over the course of a Saturday. I also discovered the wheels didn't allow the tire iron to fit over the lug nuts, so I purchased a new one so flats could be changed on the road if necessary."
"In the end, our daughter ended up with the true American teenager's dream: her own car. It's lasted a month so far with no accidents and I'm keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that the accident-free streak continues."
Up Periscope Submarine Cereal Bowl
From The Green Head: "The last thing you expect to find in a cereal or soup bowl is a submarine slowly surfacing as you eat but that's exactly what you get with this bowl."
"Emma Watson is the most dangerous celebrity online"
From cnbc.com: "Actress Emma Watson is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in 2012, according to Internet security firm McAfee."
"Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the 'Harry Potter' movie series, searches for Emma Watson have more than a 12.6% chance of leading a user to a malicious website."
The Top 10 most dangerous celebrities, according to McAfee:
USB Typewriter Conversion Kit — what's old is new again
Wrote reader Alan Fick, "Got an old typewriter stuck in the closet?"
For Mac, PC, or iPad.
Note added at 11:37 a.m. today:
I just realized this comes immediately after yesterday's final post featuring typewriter nostalgia and that, along with Sunday's feature of Noisy Typer, this makes three days in a row highlighting one aspect or another of old-time clackety-clack machines.
I just told my Crack Research Team®™© to try and find another variation on this theme for tomorrow.
But then, why would you even think of going anywhere else?