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January 6, 2009

Movie Madness: 'See as many movies as you can in one day — for the price of a single ticket'


From the website:

    Schedule your own Movie Madness!

    With movie ticket prices reaching $10 and beyond in most theaters, moviegoers are in an awkward position these days. No one should ever have to fork over $10 to the evil MPAA just to see 85 minutes of whatever Hollywood is currently peddling as entertainment. So what is the avid — but principled — moviegoer to do?

    Movie Madness is the answer. The basic premise: see as many movies as you can in one day for the price of a single ticket. Not only will you be standing up for your rights as a moviegoer by withholding tens of dollars from the movie industry, but you will experience a non-stop, thrilling roller-coaster ride of entertainment and adrenaline. It's practically a sport.

    However, constructing an efficient schedule is difficult at best, even for the most advanced Movie-Madnessers. This site is here to aid everyone with a US Zip Code in scheduling their own Movie Madness.

    Undertaking a Movie Madness is not recommended for pregnant or elderly persons. You must be this tall to ride. Make sure to check out the tips from the experts.

    CAVEAT: Many movie theaters are not suitable for a Movie Madness. You may not be able to access all theaters with the purchase of a single ticket. Do a reality check before using these schedules and case the joint: you'll be happy you did.


[via Milena]

January 6, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

USB Internet Radio Jukebox


I keep seeing these in catalogs and I must admit I don't quite understand them.

You'll twig with no problem, though.

I'm certain of it.

Long story short: The USB Internet Radio Jukebox lets you access more than 13,000 radio stations in over 200 countries around the world in 50 different genres with no monthly fees.

From websites:

    USB Internet Radio Jukebox

    Simply insert the USB Internet Radio Jukebox into your computer's USB port and you have a world of entertainment at your fingertips.

    You can search for music geographically by continent/country/state or by the more than 50 different available genres, including a wealth of news and sports radio stations broadcast throughout the world.

    Once you find a favorite station, whether it is from your own country or while visiting other countries around the world, simply add it to your favorites folder.

    You can also search for the top 10 radio stations in each country or by each genre.

    No software installation is required, making this a truly plug-n-play experience.

    PC only.




January 6, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak [Blast From The Past]: Medicine's Greatest Hits — Benadryl: World's Best Sleeping Pill


Insomnia's a problem for many people — always has been, always will be.

It's just the way of the world.

There's never been a better time than right this minute to feature the following much-referenced post from the archives; it first appeared on September 26, 2006.

    Benadryl — World's Best Sleeping Pill

    Why is Benadryl (generic name diphenhydramine hydrochloride) the world's best sleeping pill?

    1) It works

    2) It's cheap

    3) It's available without a prescription anywhere in the world

    4) It's the least likely of all sleep-inducing drugs to result in catastrophe as a result of an overdose — intentional or accidental

    5) It's non-addictive

    6) It's got a long track record of safety

    So why isn't it the first drug recommended for insomnia?

    See number 2 above — there's no profit for Big Pharma there.

    Not at $4.44 for 24 capsules.

    Bonus: even if it takes a while for you to drop off, if you've got a runny nose, itchy throat, watery eyes and find yourself sneezing, Benadryl's intended effects will lessen those symptoms.

January 6, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (11) | TrackBack

Portable Compression Leg Massager



From websites:

Traveler's Compression Leg Massager

This portable leg massager improves blood circulation for those who must sit for extended periods of time — office work or transoceanic flights — by simulating the expansion and contraction of the calf muscles.

The massager provides the same type of pressure as hospital compression boots by helping to counteract the sedentary conditions that can contribute to deep vein thrombosis, a serious blood clot condition.


The massager wraps comfortably around a calf (or foot) and when activated, the air bladder fills intermittently, compressing muscles which improves circulation.

It delivers 70-130 mmHg of pressure, compared to the 15-20 mmHg delivered by compression stockings, and it has three massage modes with variable pressure for 10-minute cycles.

Requires two AA batteries that provide up to five hours of use.

Fits calves up to 19-3/4" around.

4-1/2"L x 2-1/2"W x 2-1/2"D.



January 6, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Flexible Magnetic Flashlight Holder


From the website:

Flexible Magnetic Flashlight Holder

My eyes aren't what they used to be and I can always use a little extra light.

Using my teeth isn't such a good idea and I don't have a third hand so here's a great little helper.


The flexible legs are 6" long and their 1" diameter feet are powerful magnets.

Bend 'em, twist 'em into any shape you like.

You can stand it on a table or stick it to a metal surface.

The plastic saddle accepts any 1" to 1 3/8" diameter flashlight head.



January 6, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Are you a freak?



January 6, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

'Pomegranate' — by Ori Gersht

You can see the video above along with two others by Gersht at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., through April 12, 2009.

Michael O'Sullivan's admiring review of the show appeared January 2, 2009 in the Washington Post.

Here the artist talks about his work.

January 6, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Safe Slice Bagel Slicer


Not just this iteration but this whole product category — safe bagel slicer — is an oxymoron.

I once read that the reason bagels are so vexing to slice is that the object is curved in two dimensions at the point the blade meets the dough, resulting in inherent instability, slippage and thousands of trips to the ER every year.

But if you want to take your chances on this new iteration, hey, be my guest.

From websites:

    Safe Slice™ Bagel Slicer

    Avoid accidents when cutting crusty bagels with this safety-minded slicer.

    Bottom's non-slip surface grips counter or table; specially designed top holds bagel gently in place while protecting fingers.

    Dishwasher-safe plastic.

    Knife not included.

    2"H x 6¼"Ø.




January 6, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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