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July 18, 2009

10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat [or Drink] While Driving


1. Coffee

Hot Soup        




Barbecued food

Fried chicken

Jelly or cream-filled donuts

Soft drinks


[via insurance.com and Tony Borroz/Wired]

July 18, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

SuperHeadz Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera


From the website:


SuperHeadz Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera — Do It Yourself!

DIY 35mm flash-less camera by Plamodel means you get an art project and a camera, all in one.

Camera parts come separated, and it's your job to snap them all together to create a sleek, functional 35mm camera.


Assembly takes a couple of hours and simple instructions are included.

Modifications are easy (to create a completely unique camera): wide angle 28mm lens takes rich, perfectly imperfect photos.

Takes 35mm film that can be developed just about anywhere.

Includes assembly kit in vinyl bag, wrist strap and screwdriver.

No batteries necessary.


Finished camera measures 4.25"W x 1"D x 2.5"H.





July 18, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Eeyore number

Next time one of those idiotstick ING commercials comes on with the guy carrying a big red 3-D rendering of the magic number of dollars he'll supposedly need to retire decades from now, listen carefully to the woman's voice-over right at the beginning: she says "Ee-yore" — not "your" — number.

Which American accent does she have?

Last I looked "your" was a one-syllable word.

I guess it's fallen into the same time-dilating black hole of speech that's also captured "med-a-ley" (used to be a two-syllable word, "medley" did) and "ath-a-lete" (that was how the late, great Don Drysdale used to pronounce "athlete").

July 18, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Glow-in-the-Dark Switchplate Cover w/ Thermometer



Kenneth, what is the temperature?


Glow-in-the-Dark Switchplate Cover w/ Thermometer

Never again fumble for the light

Avoid tripping and accidents – these Glow-in-the-Dark Lightswitch Covers glow brightly for up to 8 hours so you can find your way in the dark.

You'll also be able to see the temperature.

Easy to install — peel and stick in place.

Recharges during the day.


At the time I posted this, the price was 2 for $9.99.

Alas, I've been informed today (August 20, 2010) that the item is no longer available.

You snooze, you looze.

July 18, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Wikipedia on the iPhone


It took me about two yoctoseconds to buy this $9.99 app created by Patrick Collison.

"Encyclopedia provides a complete copy of Wikipedia for your iPhone/iPod Touch. It's the fastest and simplest way to browse Wikipedia on your device, and, crucially, doesn't require any internet connectivity — it works in a plane, on top of a mountain, and when abroad. (Or, if you're an iPod Touch user, whenever you don't have WiFi)."

Sure beats carrying around a


hard copy.

July 18, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Влезать здесь (Enter Here)


2.4" x 2.4" magnet.


July 18, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Andrew Dawson's 'Space Panorama'

"A theatrical retelling of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing — along with what Dawson calls a 'pocket history of space exploration' — that uses little other than his two hands," wrote Michael O'Sullivan in a story in yesterday's Washington Post.

Today (Saturday, July 18, 2009) at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C., at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.

Free, the way we like it.

July 18, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Armrest Console Cushion


Every now and then, like a blind, anosmic pig suddenly coming upon an acorn, I actually feature something here that might be of use.

This is one of those times.

True, it's not as if it came out of the Apple design studio but hey, it'll do the job.

From the website:


Armrest Console Cushion

If your car's center console is too hard, too low or too uncomfortable to be anything but a storage bin, you'll love our Armrest Console Cushion.

With a memory foam top and a polyurethane bottom, it adds comfort to your console while still allowing access to the storage area.

The durable, water-resistant microfiber cover can be removed for spot-cleaning or machine-washing.

In three sizes to fit most consoles.

Charcoal, Black or Tan.




July 18, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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