November 16, 2012
Helpful Hints from joeeze: You want a trashbag, put a trashbag where you want it
It's not rocket surgery — yeah, I made that up and so far it hasn't exactly gone viral — but it took me until today to realize that it's stupid and annoying to have to go to the laundry room to get a giant (black 39-gallon) Hefty bag in which to stuff the accumulated newspapers and whatnot that pile up in various places around boj World HQ.
Why not put a box of Hefty bags next to the treadmill?
I mean — yeah?
Work smart, not hard?
Yoo hoo joe — pick up the darn cluephone every now and then.
Coiled Necklace — Eleanor Bolton
Hand made to order in England.
12m cotton rope, cotton yarn.
Blast from the past: Shorewest Yodeler Commercial
I just can't get enough yodeling this week, witness yet another entry featuring the elusive art.
YouTube video caption: "The classic Shorewest Realtors 'Yodeler' commercial from back in the 1990s. The spot was developed by Meyer & Wallis. The song became a bestseller in local record stores, and Shorewest Realtors became the largest home seller in Southeastern Wisconsin — by far."
Portable Carbon Monoxide Detector
Reading today's front page USA Today story about the many deaths and hospitalizations due to carbon monoxide poisoning in hotels over the past three years, I happened on a statement by Tom Daly, a consultant for the American Hotel & Lodging Association, that "Carbon monoxide incidents are rare, so there's no need for laws requiring hotels to have alarms."
"Installation could cost the industry $250 million, while the chance of guests being poisoned is as rare as being hit by a meteor," he said.
Dr. Robert Rosenthal of the University of Maryland School of Medicine responded, "I've treated a number of people with carbon monoxide poisoning in hotels, but I have yet to treat a patient with a meteor injury."
Why not get your own portable travel alarm and bypass the stonewalling by the hotel industry?
A snip at $19.99 — in fact, cheap at twice the price.
Think about it.
But not too long.
Fun in the tub — "Don't play with your food!"
Remember when you were a kid and your mom would yell at you during meals?
Where was this picture back then when I needed it?
[via Las Lentejas]
"This is a traditional Chinese toy."
"It can be flown to the sky!"*
12 x 12cm.
*Moon option available (Ralph Cramden, call your office).
Shirley Bassey's wake-up call: "Goldfinger" at Royal Albert Hall
This video never fails to jumpstart my feeble heart on days when it's tough to get a grip and get going.