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May 16, 2009

Strangest commercial of the month — 'Black and White People Furniture'

Reader caroline sent me the link, under the subject heading "my new favorite commercial."


May 16, 2009 at 04:02 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

May 16, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Jake Shimabukuro plays 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' — on a ʻukulele


Videre est credere.

Be patient: the song itself begins about three minutes in....

Worth the wait.

[via Mister Ian's Weblog]

May 16, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Hands-Free Level


One step closer to a brain-free iteration.

From the website:


Hands-Free Level

Our Hands-Free Level clips to a 2-by-anything, providing an easy way to level studs, joists, etc.

It's designed to stay where you put it.

Clip it to a 2x4 to create your own hands-free level of any length you desire.

Ideal for setting posts, such as 4x4s for fences, decks, birdhouses and feeders, etc., it can even be used for setting pipes.

Made of high-impact ABS plastic with a cushioned rubber grip, with three easy-to-read acrylic levels.

Dimensions: 8"L x 2.5"W x 3.75"H.


$14.95 (2x4 not included).

May 16, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Boxed Doughnuts — by Peter Anton


Mixed media, 27" x 36" x 5.5".

Included in his show up through June 19, 2009 at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York City.


Apply within.

May 16, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Water-Activated Floating Keychain LED Strobe


From the website:


Floating LED Keychain Strobe

If your keys go overboard, as soon as it hits the water this LED keychain puts out an S.O.S. with a flashing red light.

And it floats, so it's easy to retrieve your keys — no diving required!

Durable ABS plastic with replaceable batteries sealed tightly inside.

Bulb lasts 100,000 hours and never needs replacing.

Use as a mini flashlight to find a keyhole in the dark.

Will keep two keys afloat.



FunFact: 100,000 hours = 4,167 days = 11.4 years.


May 16, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Ethnologue — 'An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all the world's 6,912 known living languages'


Free, the way we like it.

[via Milena]

May 16, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Liquid Bookmark


"Every liquid bookmark is handmade [of silicone] by the designer [Kouichi Okamoto] himself."


"Each design is a one-off. Shape makes it appear as if the bookmark is melting."


Set of 3 (one apiece red, white and gray).



May 16, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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