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April 4, 2008

Sugar Packet Museum — Official Website of The Archies?

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Over 150 different sugar packets, lovingly arranged.

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Bonus: Myriad sugar cubes and parallelepipeds.

Sweet.

April 4, 2008 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Mirror Mirror — Episode 2: Who's the fairest of them all?

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Episode 1 featured Oscar Wilde epigrams.

Now comes a fairy tale iteration for about one-fourth the price.

From the website:

    Mirror Mirror On The Wall

    Who's the fairest of them all?

    Why, you are, of course!

    A modern twist on the fairy tale version, with letters arranged in the style of an eye chart, this mirror is an instant day brightener.

    Display it near the door you use most often or as a decorative accent in your bedroom, guest room or hallway.

    Beveled glass, ready to hang.

    15¾" x 23¾".

$22.98.

April 4, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Ninja Sushi — 'The only restaurant in Manhattan where you're served by ninjas'

Res ipsa loquitur.

April 4, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Crossword Puzzle Lounge Pants

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From the website:

    Crossword Puzzle Lounge Pants

    The perfect outfit for lounging around the house puzzling out word hints and combinations.

    We love the crisp black-and-white appeal of these pajama bottoms.

    Drawstring elastic pants are 100% cotton.

    Sizes S(4- 6), M(8-10), L(12-14), XL(16).

    Machine wash.

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$9.98.

April 4, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

'From now on, everything that has a battery or plug will have a computer'

So said Dr. Len Shustek, a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is the interim executive director and chairman of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, to Katie Hafner in a March 12, 2008 New York Times article about the museum.

I think Shustek's not thinking big (or small) enough.

For eons the earth has been populated by devices which have neither a battery nor a plug yet still compute: every living thing that has ever been, is or ever will be.

But even that's too narrow.

How about simply, "Everything is a computer."

Yeah, that'll work.

April 4, 2008 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Flat Screen TV Bed

"A flat panel TV is hidden under the bed and slides out to position itself for optimum viewing in bed. I’m sure every man will want a TV like this in their bedroom, or in their collection of home gadgets."

"... man?"

Excuse me?

[via Micle Mihai Cristian and freshome.com]

April 4, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

'BLUE' — Opening today

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It's a new show at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., "exploring the significance in textile design of a single color known for its calming effect."

Last year's "RED" show was quite popular, so I suppose you could call this Episode 2 in a Smithsonian series.

Through September 18, 2008.

April 4, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Grill Prop

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From websites:

    Grill Prop

    Suitable for both novice and grilling professional, the adjustable cast aluminum Grill Prop keeps your grill open enough to uniformly seal flavors in without drying food out.

    Prop a little or a lot, depending on the air flow you need — food comes out tender, juicy and delicious, without overcooking or undercooking.

    Also good for allowing your grill to cool without exposing the inner parts to the elements.

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Metal spring handle (top): $10.95.

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Wood handle: $10.46.

April 4, 2008 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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