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January 26, 2009

Dolphin Stampede


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January 26, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

X-Ray Lamp


Designed by Sture Pallarp.

"For a more personal touch, you are given the option of providing the actual X- rays," wrote Ashley Simko in her blog.

January 26, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Edgar Allan Poe's 'Many Worlds' theory — Published in 1848, 82 years before Hugh Everett was born


Everett's many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, first formulated in 1957, turned physics on its head and continues to be the subject of intense debate a half-century on.


Consider, if you will, the following passage from Poe's 1848 work "Eureka: A Prose Poem":


"Let me declare, only, that, as an individual, I myself feel impelled to the fancy — without daring to call it more — that there does exist a limitless succession of Universes, more or less similar to that of which we have cognizance — to that of which we shall ever have cognizance — at the very least until the return of our own particular Universe into Unity. If such clusters of clusters exist, however — and they do — it is abundantly clear that, having had no part in our origin, they have no portion in our laws. They neither attract us, nor we them. Their material — their spirit is not ours — is not that which obtains in any part of our Universe. They could not impress our senses or our souls. Among them and us — considering all, for the moment, collectively — there are no influences in common. Each exists, apart and independently, in the bosom of its proper and particular God."

January 26, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Tommy' at the London Coliseum in 1969 — Best Concert Film Ever?

No question in my mind it's the best one I've ever seen, putting Talking Heads and the Rolling Stones and all the rest in the shade.

I only happened on it accidentally in the DVD up top (released last year), where it's buried in the "Extras" menu beneath the main event, that being the film of their 1977 concert at Kilburn in North London, featuring one of the final performances of Keith Moon.

The 1969 "Tommy" was the first-ever live recorded performance of the great rock opera and features The Who playing it from start to finish, with all manner of strange and wonderful stuff happening out of the blue on the fly.

Simply sensational and cheap at twice the $14.99 price.

And the sound, considering when it was recorded, is beyond reproach, clean and clear at wall-shaking volume.

Trust me on this.

January 26, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Foutaises Jean-Pierre Jeunet (eng sub)

Long-time reader/contributor Stephen Bové sent me a link to the video up top, writing, "This is phenom. Charming and magical. Turn the sound up and go full screen ... I saw [it] in a theater and it had 300 people howling and crying all in 9 minutes...."

That's good enough for me.

January 26, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Stainless Steel Ofuro


From the website:


Stainless Steel Ofuro.

This soaking tub is patterned after Japanese ofuro in which a single person sits, relaxing in soothing hot water as part of a traditional, centuries-old daily bathing ritual designed to cleanse the body and calm the spirit.

Favored by high-end spas and resorts, the soaking tub is individually handcrafted in the U.S. of 14-gauge, 304-grade stainless steel with 18% chromium composition for years of durability and simple maintenance, as well as being tungsten inert gas (TIG)-welded for the smoothest seams possible.

Three non-slip steps with a handrail provide access to the tub and the rail extends around the rim of the tub.

The seat sits 15" from the bottom of the hand-buffed 3" thick, double-walled metal tub, which warms quickly to a soothing temperature when filled with hot water.

Eighteen air jets built into the seat and sides of the tub provide streams of water that massage and soothe muscles; the jet system has three settings, controlled with the touch of a button.

Insulation within the walls retain heat, ensuring a comfortable soak.

Though spacious and deep, the tub takes up minimal floor space; it can be installed into a deck or used as a free-standing tub.

A built-in drain and overflow assembly is on the outside of the tub; plumbing is accessed beneath the seat from the outside.

Our white glove delivery includes in-home set up and removal of packing materials.

71-1/2"L x 48"W x 45-1/2"H.

500 lbs.

Plugs into AC.


I'll take it.


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January 26, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

West Virginia Hot Dogs Slaw Map


Almost heaven.

My best guess is that "HDJ" in the legend means hot dog joint.

January 26, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Manolo Blahnik — The Sale


Fair warning.

I mean, 90 minutes notice ought to be more than enough for any girl who's serious about her shoes.

Don't you think?

January 26, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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