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September 23, 2008

William Burroughs on cut-ups (circa 1980)

[via Jerry Young]

September 23, 2008 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Knuckle Duster Mug

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Porcelain.

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$16.49.

[via Trendhunter]

September 23, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Goodwill Online Auctions — 'Thrift Store eBay'

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That's how Steven Leckart described Goodwill Online Auctions in the just-out edition of Cool Tools; his review follows.

    Goodwill Online Auctions

    Thrift store hunting isn't just a pastime. It can be an honest living. Finding and flipping used goods for profit has been the main source of income for one of my friends for more than a decade. Though picking through racks of clothing, bins of electronics and boxes of watches — or trolling eBay and Craigslist — can be fruitful, another weekend-thrifter friend also swears by Goodwill's online auction site, which features 18,000 items daily that have been handpicked by several stores nationwide. You're getting access to the cream of the crop, but not every store worker knows the value of what they have or how to describe it — and every bidder doesn't necessarily know either (the market for vintage Levi's has become so lucrative that people try to pass off faux-jeans to less-discerning eBayers).

    Whether you're looking to join the flip economy or you enjoy stumbling on old, rare, cheap stuff, Goodwill's site is a great resource. Here's a bit of what I found recently (followed by current bids): Kodak Colorburst 50 Polaroid ($4.99), Ronco Rhinestone & Stud Setter ($5), Harley-Davidson Men's Boots - size 11 ($11), Nintendo 64 System ($15), Hohner Student IV Accordion w/Case ($9.59), and a Minolta Hi-Matic F 35mm ($8).

    Warning: shipping can be expensive. Also, items are purchased "as is" and cannot be returned.

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There goes the day.

Fair warning.

September 23, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Steampunk Bluetooth Earpiece

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Created by nicrosin who writes, "I created this prop from Sculpey, rubber and various pocket watch parts. The prop is fully adjustable and flexible and I lined the inside part with suede leather for comfort."

[via Watchismo and Slippery Brick]

September 23, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Another Saturday Night — by Carolita Johnson

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The witty cartoonist (among her many other talents) didn't even submit the cartoon up top, rejecting it herself.

She wrote in newyorkette, "It always made me chuckle, but it never seemed right for submission."

Memo to Ms. Johnson: The time has come.

September 23, 2008 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Valextra MacBook Air Cover

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$1,640.

MacBook Air: $1,799.

September 23, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

G.ho.st Mobile — 'A free web-based virtual computer for every human being'

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Long story short: Access a classic desktop — complete with short cuts to settings, web-based software (Zoho Office) and stored files, with the first 5GB of online storage and 3GB of email free — from any device with a browser.

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"Users can create, save and return to a working environment from different computers."

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"If you log off and back on again, your virtual computer will be in exactly the state you left it in,"

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wrote Paul Taylor in the September 18, 2008 Financial Times.

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I like it.

September 23, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Nose Shower Gel Dispenser

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John Belushi lives.

From the website:
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Nose Shower Gel Dispenser

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Eeeeww — gross!

Forget the tissues — grab a washcloth instead!

Squeeze the nose to have "snot" squirt out of one nostril.

Unscrew cap on back of nose dispenser to fill with shower gel (small bottle included).

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Easily attaches to smooth surface using provided suction cups.

7" x 5" x 3".
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What's that noise I'm hearing?

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$14.98.

And no — the gel's not from Jo Malone.

Sheesh.

What do you expect for your lousy $14.98?

September 23, 2008 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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