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July 14, 2009

SOUR '日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro)'

"This music video was shot for Sour's 'Hibi no neiro' (Tone of Everyday) from their first mini album, 'Water Flavor EP.' The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam."

Lyrics here.

[via Milena and BuzzFeed]

July 14, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

UFO Juicer

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That's different.

From the website:

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UFO Juicer

Make fresh orange juice that's out of this world.

This cute little intergalactic guy is remarkably effective at extracting every last drop out of your citrus.

3.5"H x 5"Ø.

Plastic.

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"guy?"

Rather presumptive, don't you think?

I mean, as Dorothy Parker is said to have remarked on being told that Calvin Coolidge had died, "how could they tell?"

Alien - Welcome to Tennessee

$14.95 (orange not included).

July 14, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'For the first time in the history of the annual bald eagle survey, the locations of known nests in Virginia are being made available online to the public'

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Long story short: the website was developed by the Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University.

The center wants Virginians to report nests that don't show up on the site.

More here.

Bonus: Bartlesville, Oklahoma's Sutton Avian Research Center has had a live webcam trained on a bald eagle nest for the past six months.

Watch it here.

July 14, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Dome Security 'Camera'

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If you won't tell, I won't tell.

From the website:

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Dome Security 'Camera'

Authentic-looking dome-shaped ceiling camera simulates a high-tech security device and makes would-be intruders and crooks think twice about lurking around.

Motion-activated security "camera" stops trouble before it starts — light turns on when motion is detected.

Has built-in "keyhole" slots for easy mounting — needs no hard wiring.

Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).

4.5"Ø.

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$9.98.

July 14, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Energy Shots v NoDoz: Bulky, inconvenient, 20 times more expensive — and selling like hotcakes

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I was confounded when I read William Neuman's July 10, 2009 New York Times article about the skyrocketing sales of 5-Hour Energy and its ilk.

Long story short: At $3 (or more) for a 2-ounce shot, they cost 20 times as much as Coca-Cola – and they taste terrible.

So why the huge popularity?

Ostensibly because they contain about as much caffeine in each shot as a cup of coffee (about 80–175mg).

But wait a minute: NoDoz, that relic from the mid-20th century, contains 200mg of caffeine/caplet — and a box of 60 costs $7.99.

Fgghfh

That's 13 cents apiece.

Same drug, much cheaper, far more portable, easier to swallow — I don't get it.

I mean, sure, Living Essentials (the maker of 5-Hour Energy) expects to spend $60 million this year alone on TV advertising, while NoDoz might as well not exist, it's so invisible in the media.

But it still makes no sense.

One more thing.

Look at the photo that heads this post: see that bottle of Decaf 5-Hour Energy in the front row?

Why bother?

July 14, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

AirFork One

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Better get yours quick, before the Air Force issues a cease-and-desist.

From the website:

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AirFork One

When AirFork One flies in to help, every bite is more fun, and even Brussels sprouts come in for a perfect landing.

Stainless steel and silicone.

7"L x 5"W.

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$11.95.

July 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

yaplakal.com

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I noticed a whole bunch of traffic from this website so I wandered over to see what it was about, only to land on the page pictured up top.

My Russian's not very good.

Maybe you can help me understand what it says.

Sure hope it's good news and not someone hating on me....

July 14, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Solar LED Flashlight

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10 LEDs produce 120 lumens from a 10-inch-long flashlight

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with a built-in rechargeable Li-on battery.

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$19.58 for two.

[via Coolest Gadgets and Geeky Gadgets]

July 14, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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