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May 25, 2009

The Lady Noire Affair

It premiered at this month's Cannes Film Festival.

Starring Marion Cotillard, directed by Olivier Dahan and conceived by John Galliano, it's Dior's first foray into the relatively new genre I call "fashion film."

If you liked the trailer, featured here on May 18, then you'll really enjoy the complete film (top).

May 25, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Vacation Cruiser Barrette


Be the first in your campsite.


$30 .

[via 7Gadgets]

May 25, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

bookofjoe MoneyMaker®™© — iPhone Reader Preview


Yesterday's post about reading on an iPod touch got me to thinking about how someone with some computer savvy could create a website consisting solely of an iPod touch/iPhone-size screen window that let you select and read public domain books within it, so as to give a sense of what it might be like to read on the device, a sort of preview of coming attractions for people on the fence about whether to buy one.

Like all my MoneyMakers®™©, this one's worth precisely what you paid for it.

May 25, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Tequila Sunrise










Jason Battersby.

[via brogui]

May 25, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Organ Cakes






[via Street Anatomy and Cake Wrecks]

May 25, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Maria Sharapova — A has-been at 22?

As I type these words there's an injury delay in her first round French Open match against Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus, currently ranked number 64 in the world (the injured player is Yakimova, not Sharapova).

Sharapova's down one set at the moment.

The sport's high regard for her achievements and stature are reflected in the fact that, as low as she's currently ranked (number 102 in the world), she's playing this match on court number one.

This tournament marks Sharapova's first Grand Slam event since last year's Wimbledon, following which she underwent rotator cuff surgery on her right (serving) shoulder — which had been troubling her since 2007 — in October, 2008, her last singles match having taken place in August of last year at the Rogers Cup.

During her hiatus from the tour her ranking dropped from number 9 at the end of 2008 to number 126 earlier this month.

She's been rehabbing for the past nine months and only began match play this month in the Warsaw Open (top), where she made it to the quarterfinals before losing to eighth seeded Alona Bondarenko (who made it to the final before losing to Alexandra Dulgheru).

Watching Sharapova on the court now, surgical scar covered with an elaborate tape job, I have to wonder if she'll ever be able to make it back up the mountain and if so, how long she'll be able to stay there.

A has-been at 22?

Quite possible.

And so sad.


Note added at 11:29 a.m. today: Sharapova came back from down one set to take the match.


Next up, her fellow countrywoman, number 11-ranked Nadia Petrova.

May 25, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

ThreadBanger — 'A network for people who love to DIY, recreate, refashion and craft.'


There goes


the day .

May 25, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

May 25, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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