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March 20, 2008

Claire Eats a Gob

From Jo Novelli Studios comes this world premier video, a rare behind-the-scenes look at a slice of the sweet life.

Eat it up.

March 20, 2008 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Fridge Wheels — Your dream of a refrigerator in the bedroom is finally attainable


Who hasn't wished they had a fridge within arm's reach of their bed every now and then?

From the website:

    Heavy-Duty Appliance Rollers

    Now move appliances, office equipment, furniture, machinery, workbenches, etc. with these heavy-duty rollers.

    Constructed of extruded aluminum, they feature thirty-two 1/2-inch-wide plastic wheels (eight on each corner) for smooth moving without marring floors.

    Rollers adjust from 18" to 28" long.

    28"L x 3-1/8"W x 1-1/2"H.

    2000 lb. capacity.


$19.95 a pair.

Note that this item comes with my solemn promise to nominate you for a Darwin Award if you mess up and end up crushed under your wheeled fridge.

March 20, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

bookofjoe moving at flank speed sans compass?


I about sprayed my coffee all over this morning when I turned the page of today's Wall Street Journal and encountered the headline above.

How did they know?

This is supposed to be closely held information.

There is a leak here at bookofjoe World Headquarters and I aim to find and close it, thought I.

Then I read Yuka Hayashi's story (below).



March 20, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

March 20, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

MorphWorld: Dita Von Teese into Nigella Lawson


Ms. Von Teese (above) appears to have weathered being tossed overboard by her (former) husband, Marilyn Manson, who evidently found the charms of Evan Rachel Wood irresistible.

Ms. Lawson (below)


is busy, busy, busy with her TV shows and cookbooks and family and whatnot but always seems to have time for one more thing.

[via Rob, who added, "spring is coming"]

March 20, 2008 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

About Time Clock


Designed by Sander Mulder.

From websites:

About Time Clock

Poetry in motion, this innovative clock reveals the passing of time by rolling around your desk and telling time in one long continuous sentence.


Designed in reaction to our stressed lives, where we tend to plan our daily activities to the minute, this clock simply tells you "It's about six o'clock" or "it's almost seven now."


While rolling around your table, the slow but constant, almost meditative motion allows you to relax and maybe even forget about time for a few minutes.


Operates on AA batteries.


Anodized aluminum.


9" dia. x 3.5" deep.



March 20, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Brain Wars: Thunderdome — in your head


Clive Thompson's excellent column in the latest (April, 2008) issue of Wired magazine addresses the high-stakes arena of the early 21st century: your intracranial wetware.


    I had simply encountered a new advertising medium: hypersonic sound. It broadcasts audio in a focused beam, so that only a person standing directly in its path hears the message.... I'm a geek, so my first reaction was, "Cool!" But it also felt creepy.

    Do we have a right to "mental privacy?"

    Will the Fifth Amendment protect you from self-incrimination by your own brain?

    "To a certain extent, memories are societal properties," says Adam Kolber, a visiting professor at Princeton. "Society has always made claims on your memory, such as subpoenaing you."

March 20, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Desktop Tornado Maker


For when the Internet gets old.

From the website:

    Tornado Maker

    Teach a young one about how funnel clouds form and gain devastating power with this fantastic one-button experiment.

    Set the spin control on F1 (just powerful enough to take down at tree or two) or in stages up to a blow-out F5 tornado (enough to demolish a brick building), then watch as the built-in lightning and sound effects bring science to life — safely.

    Comes with a 35-page educational book.

    Ages 6 and up.


"Young one?"

"6 and up?"

Excuse me?


March 20, 2008 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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