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October 12, 2008

Would you want to sleep in this bed?


I can't speak for you but count me out.

This ad drives me away from American Airlines to a company that will let me lie down flat — and level.

"Unlike lie-flat seats, which are angled [top], flat-bed seats recline to a full 180 degrees."

You could look it up.

Emirates A380 First Class (below)...


that's more like it.

October 12, 2008 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

No Mess Veggie Peeler


From the website:

    Veggie Peeler With Storage

    No Mess Veggie Peeler captures shavings in its built-in chamber for a cleaner way to peel.

    No need to peel over the sink or trash — simply open the top to empty.

    Double-sided blades are ideal for right and left-handed users.

    Lightweight and easy to grip.

    Acrylic and stainless steel.

    10" x 2" x 2-1/2".



$19.98 (vegetables not included).

October 12, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

ResearchBlogging.org — Journal club for the Internet


It's the new new thing.

"Do you write about peer-reviewed research in your blog? Use ResearchBlogging.org to make it easy for your readers — and others from around the world — to find your serious posts about academic research."

What about the other kind?

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

There's also a blog.

Back story here.

October 12, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

October 12, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Can Amazon predict the election?


Last evening while I was noodling around there I noticed the graphic above, over on the right side of the homepage.

Seems to mirror most high-powered polls.

I wonder if this is the first — but by no means the last — time the virtual world offers a window into the "real" future.

Note the quotation marks around "real" — not just for effect.

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

Solar Powered Mole Chaser — Price Break!


Strange mashup.

From the website:

    Solar Powered Mole Chaser

    Repels burrowing rodents with transmitted sonic signals every 30 seconds.

    Keeps moles, gophers and other destructive pests from 1/6 acre.

    One solar charge yields seven days of power.

    Watertight plastic stakes into ground.

    15-1/ 4"H.


Was $39.98, now reduced to $29.98 (batteries not included. Wait a minute....).

October 12, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Virtual Forbidden City — 'Beyond Space and Time'


Just unveiled last week, this collaboration between IBM and the curators of what is now known as the Palace Museum.

Long story short, according to Mure Dickie writing in the October 10, 2008 Financial Times: "A virtual Forbidden City offering the kind of immersive and interactive online experience pioneered by multiplayer role-playing games such as Second Life."

Free, the way we like it.

October 12, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Cash Shirt


From the website:

    Cash Shirt

    A priceless way to give a gift of money.

    Easy to assemble: just fold six crisp bills in half and insert them into our shirt form — from $6 to $600, one size fits all.

    Includes shirt form, gift wrap bag, note card, ribbon and complete instructions.

    Vinyl and nylon.

    7" x 3.25".


$2.99 (yeah, sure — the cash is included. What's wrong with you?).

October 12, 2008 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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