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January 30, 2009

'Lies' — "Some listeners... mistake it for being a 'lost' Beatles track"

I sure did until one day last century, while I was doing something close 2 nothing (but different than the day before) I happened to hear it on a compilation CD called "Highs of the Sixties."

Who knew that the Knickerbockers' greatest hit (top), which made it into the Top 20 in early 1966, "... is most famous today for being blatantly derivative of contemporary songs by The Beatles, down to the imitation of John Lennon on the lead vocal. Allmusic remarks that the song is 'justly regarded as the most accurate early-Beatles imitation.'"

You won't get any argument from me on that.

January 30, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Wall Mounted Door Guard


Think outside the garage space.

How about that wall where a doorknob bashed a hole?

Two birds with one stone: cover the hole and protect the wall.

From the website:


Wall Mounted Door Guard

If you live with others, and cringe every time you pull into the garage, then mount these Door Guards to prevent inevitable "door smackage". (I know, there is no "smackage" in the dictionary.)

Preinstalled adhesive-backed tape makes installation faster than you can say, "Careful not to hit that wall!"

Made of super-dense 17-3/4" long, 3" wide and 1-1/2" thick foam to cushion your doors and wall from accidental whacks.

Don't like the high visibility tape?

Just peel it off and it will blend into the wall a little more.

Two for $19.99.

January 30, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Something is happening here but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. joe?



But then, what's new?

Up top, my all-time high number of daily visitors (35,000) this past Tuesday, January 27, 2009.

My previous record of 22,000 on May 9, 2008 (below)

20k 5 9 08

bites the dust.

Next goal: 100,000 visitors in one day.

As Albert Szent-Györgyi remarked, "If you're going to go fishing, use a big hook."

I've always liked that approach.

January 30, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (10) | TrackBack

Pencil Calendar


From Mytton Williams Design.

"The calendar consists of 12 pencils, one for each month and color-coded to indicate the temperature. Days of the week are sharpened off. Simply, creative and useful."



[via AisleOne and  Ashley Simko's eponymous (it's OK, she went to Carnegie Mellon) blog]

January 30, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Letmegooglethatforyou Livestream — Endless mindless fun


Is there any other kind?


Ryan McGeary, who created Letmegooglethatforyou (featured here on November 30, 2008) emailed me last evening, saying "Thanks for the write-up. For a disturbing peek into the psyche of the internet, also check out LMGTFY."


"@coderifous and @rmm5t decided to share the fun they had while tailing the LMGTFY log files. They take no responsibility for any disturbing queries."


That goes double for me.

January 30, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

January 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Pharrell Williams x Atelier WM Limited-Edition Vulcan Salute Candle


Pharrell's hand replicated in a series of Trekkie gestures.


The one-pound candles, conceived and produced by Marianne Muller and Wakey, will burn for about three hours.


$110 for the one up top in teal (limited edition of 200).

Also available at colette, the Black Block of the Palais de Tokyo, Artydandy , Printemps Design of the Centre Pompidou, BBC Ice Cream Store NYC and Ice Cream store Tokyo.

[via Atelier WM and the latest issue (February, 2009) of Juxtapoz magazine]

January 30, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Heavy-Duty Dough Docker Roller


From the website:


Heavy-Duty Dough Docker Roller

Eliminate air bubbles with this heavy-duty dough docker.

The secret to great restaurant quality pizza crust is the dough docker.

Roll it across the dough to pierce it uniformly, without perforating, to eliminate air bubbles that can cause uneven crusts.

Great for your favorite pizza, pie crust or any crust that you want to have uniform thickness.

Product Features

• 3/8" spikes prick dough to prevent over rising/blistering

• Made of high-impact plastic

• Dishwasher-safe



January 30, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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