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June 13, 2008

'Somewhere in the invisible heart of all self-made wealthy men and women is a sliver of razored ice' — Felix Dennis

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Edward Kosner's June 11, 2008 Wall Street Journal review of Dennis's new book, "How To Get Rich," is worth a read.

Long story short: Dennis is an English high school dropout who parlayed a 1960s hippie magazine called Oz into a publishing empire — becoming fabulously wealthy in the process — on the likes of lad mags like Maxim.

    From the book and review:


    The chances of anyone reading it and then becoming rich are minuscule.


    Somewhere in the invisible heart of all self-made wealthy men and women is a sliver of razored ice.


    If you never have a great idea in your life, but become skilled in executing the great ideas of others, you can succeed beyond your wildest dreams.


    It's good to panic in a crisis because it focuses the mind on what has to be done.


    No deal is a must-do deal.


    Never part with even a share of a business you founded.


    Never delegate authority to people just like you — find a complementary brain instead.


    Never loan money to friends — make it a gift.


    Never trust a senior accountant who won't take a vacation (because he is afraid that his thievery will be uncovered while he is away from the office).

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FunFact: Back in 1971 the then-24-year-old Dennis and two of his fellow Oz magazine editors were sentenced to prison in London, but Dennis was given a lighter sentence than his confederates because the judge deemed him "very much less intelligent than the other two" and thus less responsible.

Seems worth the $19.07 Amazon's asking for it — put me down for a copy.

June 13, 2008 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Stash Folding Bike Helmet — 'Where's your Stash?'

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Catchy, what?

From the website:
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Stash Multisport Folding Helmet

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Stash is a multisport folding helmet that, when not in use, can be neatly folded and put away.

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This makes it ideal for your handbag or rucksack.

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Stash can easily fit into your desk drawer, locker or even a car glove box.
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£49.99.

June 13, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Ed Begley, Jr. is a fool — walking on his sloped roof in plastic clogs is a prescription for disaster

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For the past couple days I've had Planet Green (Direct TV channel 286) on in the background, just to see what it's all about.

Past episodes of his reality show "Living With Ed," featuring Begley and his wife Rachelle, have been re-airing seemingly non-stop.

That's all well and good but I must say that each time I see the goof up on his slanted roof in his slip-on clogs, diddling around with his array of solar panels and whatnot (top), I wince.

Why?

Because I've seen too many men (and women) his age (58) or younger brought into the ER and then the OR for pinning of their hip fractures.

If he insists on playing on the roof, he should at the very least get proper footwear.

Maybe one of his friends or fans will see this and pass the word.

No charge for this heads-up.

June 13, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Felt Plate Protectors

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From the website:

    Felt Plate Protectors

    Soft felt material protects china plates with friction-free protection.

    High-quality felt construction provides a safe and hassle-free storage solution for all your dinnerware.

    Dividers can also be cut to fit your plate sizes.

    48 place set includes:

    • 12 dinner plate dividers, 10" diameter each

    • 24 dessert/salad plate dividers, 6" diameter each

    • 12 saucer dividers, 4-1/2" diameter each

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Official Plate Protectors of Joseph Beuys (rest his soul).

Gray or White.

$7.99.

June 13, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Eternity — by Les Murray

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Cliffs think eternity
Is stone
Sheep fear, resignedly
It's bone.

Blood knows eternity
Is perfect, red
Lions bear it to the kill
Within their tread

The snake knows it is coiled
Because he knows—
I am less wise than he
I just suppose

Saints take eternity
For guide,
And earth approaches it
As bride.
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June 13, 2008 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Magnetic Fold-Down Ironing Board

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From the website:

    Magnetic Fold-Down Ironing Board

    Magnetic fold-down ironing board saves space.

    Easy tool-free installation — simply mount on the front of your washing machine or any flat metal surface.

    Then lift board, pull out legs and lock into place.

    Strong magnets provide a secure hold.

    Stores flat and out of the way.

    Cotton cover and pad included.

    34.5" x 12.5" x 2.5".

    Steel.

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$39.98.

June 13, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Pretty Good Solitaire — 'The way it was meant to be'

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What's this?

"Play 700 solitaire games including Freecell and Spider!"

Full disclosure: It's been so long since I played solitaire (which I loved as a boy) that I've actually forgotten how.

But that's my problem, not yours.

Meanwhile Anne Warfield, in charge of Pretty Good Solitaire's order fulfillment and customer service, hand crafts jewelry which she offers on her own site, Pretty Good Jewelry.

Pretty impressive.

June 13, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

June 13, 2008 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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