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November 12, 2004

BehindTheMedspeak: 'Shield your body from electronic pollution with revolutionary Teslar® technology'


Hey, that sounds like a good idea, what?

I don't want any Electronic Pollution if I can avoid it.

Wait a minute... what is Electronic Pollution?


From the Teslar® website:

Recent research suggests Extremely Low Frequencies bombarding us from televisions, cell phone systems, radios and other appliances may be harmful to humans and animals.

Research - and 18 years of success - has proven the Teslar Watch to be an effective aid in helping people and animals resist the negative effects of this man-made electronic pollution.


What I want to know is, where are the Teslar dog collars?

I looked all over their site but couldn't find them.


I mean, they seem really concerned about animal welfare, judging from their introductory page, but then they seem to lose interest.

Does Ingrid Newkirk know about this?


Memo to file: forward this post to


PETA labeled "Immediate Action Requested."

All I can say is, if you've already drunk the Sharper Image Kool-Aid and purchased one of their


"Ionic Breeze" air purifiers - silent, because the technology is so advanced (or nonexistent) - I have a combined Electronic Pollution Shield/Air Purifier I'd like to sell you.

It looks and tastes


just like a Tootsie Roll pop, but in fact it is constantly emitting nanoparticles that neutralize both bad wavelengths and evil ions.

And, it costs only 25 cents.

Three new flavors, too.


At that price, you can get one for every room in your house.

November 12, 2004 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Google Cheat Sheet


I've purchased lots of books purporting to help me use Google.

None of 'em were of any value, because they were all way too hard for me to understand.

Remember, TechnoDolt is my user proficiency level.

But Google itself has finally taken pity on fools like me - who can't even draw a tree, much less plant or make one - and put up a Cheat Sheet.


Even I can use it.

November 12, 2004 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

MorphWorld: Natalie Coughlin into Alicia Keys


The great swimming star, who won five medals at the recent Athens Olympics (2 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze), looks remarkably like the


the superb singer/musician.

Natalie's Irish,


Alicia's this


and that,


but DNA speaks clearly here.

November 12, 2004 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

bookofjob.org - 'Putting God on Trial'


I learned of this website last week when its creator, Robert Sutherland, emailed me to point out I might find it interesting.

Heck, yes.

The site turns out to have everything Book of Job related, including the text of the Biblical work.

But wait - there's more.

The website serves as an introduction to the very same Robert Sutherland's book, "Putting God on Trial: The Biblical Book of Job."

Several chapters of the book are also available free online.

My crack research team found out Sutherland's day job is as a Canadian criminal defense lawyer, lending legal rigor to his arguments.

The book, published this year, got superb reviews on amazon.

Thanks, Robert.

Do I have the world's greatest readers or what?

November 12, 2004 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Silly Putty Version 2.0


Everything that's cool these days is Version 2.0, have you noticed?

Now comes Crazy Aaron with his Thinking Putty.

A short while back the patent on Silly Putty expired.

Crazy Aaron took the basic recipe and added all sorts of colors and effects including temperature-based color change.

If you just want a big chunk of the good old stuff but don't want to pay a fortune, visit this site.


The technical name for the original substance, by the way, is Dow Corning Dilatant Compound 3179.

[via Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools]

November 12, 2004 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Downloading design classics


Fay Sweet's new book, "Source," just published last week in England, lets anyone anywhere who can get to a computer have access to the very best in contemporary home furnishings and design.

No more being consigned to shop at the local mom and pop furniture store.

No need to confine yourself to Wal-Mart and IKEA.

Below are 10 sources from among the many she details in her book (£14 [$26 U.S.] from amazon.uk), and what she had to say about each in a recent article in The Financial Times.

www.ingo-maurer.com - Wild and exciting lighting by inspiring German designer Ingo Maurer

www.fritzhansen.com - Danish manufacturer of contemporary furniture designed by big names such as Arne Jacobsen (chairs include The Ant, Egg, and The Swan)

www.duravit.com - Stylish bathroom wares

www.artek.fi - Finland-based company set up by design hero Alvar Aalto and still making dozens of his classic blond-wood furniture designs

www.scp.co.uk - British manufacturer and retailer working with contemporary greats including Matthew Hilton and Jasper Morrison

www.flos.net - Elegant Italian-made lighting with designs by Philippe Starck, Jasper Morrison and Achille Castiglioni

www.loftonline.net - British manufacturer of some of Robin Day's smartest furniture designs

www.louis-poulsen.com - Those wild, layered artichoke lamps by Paul Henningsen and more

www.vitra.com - A world of modern and contemporary design classics from Charles and Ray Eames and Verner Panton to Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

www.dornbracht.com - Perfect taps

November 12, 2004 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

World's best apple peeler


Peels 10 apples a minute.

Designed in 1878, the Reading 78 Apple Peeler is unchanged after 126 years in continuous production.

Here's how it works:

• Clamp it onto a counter or table

• Spike an apple onto the holding-fork

• Turn the handle five times

The fully peeled apple drops into your waiting bowl.

This is a one-trick pony: it won't core, it won't slice, it only does one thing - peel apples - and it does it exceedingly well.

Made of cast iron and brass with a carbon steel knife and blade.

Adjustable peeling thickness.

10" high, clamps to any surface up to 1" thick, weighs 6 lbs.

$99.95 here.

Like the ad for Patek Philippe says, you never actually own a Reading 78, you merely look after it for the next generation.

November 12, 2004 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Zero Blaster


This $19.95 toy blasts 2"-6" non-toxic vapor-fog rings up to 14 feet.

Available in translucent blue, red, purple, and silver.

Comes with three ounces of Super Zero Fluid (cherry scent), enough for more than 25,000 rings.

"Great stress-buster."

Recommended for ages 8+.

So you're OK.

November 12, 2004 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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