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August 11, 2009

Guerilla Knitting

Meet Knitta Please.

Tag you very much.

August 11, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Vision correction on the cheap

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Wrote Tom Parker in the latest issue (#19) of Make magazine, "Sometimes it costs more to buy it than to make it from the money itself."

In this case, $89.95 for a pair of single-vision glasses from an optician to correct myopia v $1 to make pinhole glasses (above) from two half-dollar coins plus a piece of salvaged brass rod.

Nice.

August 11, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

O Tell Me the Truth About Love


Some say that love's a little boy,
And some say it's a bird,
Some say it makes the world go round,
And some say that's absurd,
And when I asked the man next-door,
Who looked as if he knew,
His wife got very cross indeed,
And said it wouldn't do.


Does it look like a pair of pajamas,
Or the ham in a temperance hotel?
Does its odour remind one of llamas,
Or has it a comforting smell?
Is it prickly to touch as a hedge is,
Or soft as eiderdown fluff?
Is it sharp or quite smooth at the edges?
O tell me the truth about love.


Our history books refer to it
In cryptic little notes,
It's quite a common topic on
The Transatlantic boats;
I've found the subject mentioned in
Accounts of suicides,
And even seen it scribbled on
The backs of railway-guides.


Does it howl like a hungry Alsatian,
Or boom like a military band?
Could one give a first-rate imitation
On a saw or a Steinway Grand?
Is its singing at parties a riot?
Does it only like Classical stuff?
Will it stop when one wants to be quiet?
O tell me the truth about love.


I looked inside the summer-house;
it wasn't ever there:
I tried the Thames at Maidenhead,
And Brighton's bracing air.
I don't know what the blackbird sang,
Or what the tulip said;
But it wasn't in the chicken-run,
Or underneath the bed.


Can it pull extraordinary faces?
Is it usually sick on a swing?
Does it spend all it's time at the races,
Or fiddling with pieces of string?
Has it views of its own about money?
Does it think Patriotism enough?
Are its stories vulgar but funny?
O tell me the truth about love.


When it comes, will it come without warning
Just as I'm picking my nose?
Will it knock on my door in the morning,
Or tread in the bus on my shoes?
Will it come like a change in the weather?
Will its greeting be courteous or rough?
Will it alter my life altogether?
O tell me the truth about love.






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August 11, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Bacon Flavored Rolling Papers

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"Sizzlin' bacon flavor in a 1-1/4 size rolling paper. Soy-based ink and natural glue."

"Suitable for vegetarians (think tofu bacon)."

$1.95.

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August 11, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Green shoots [of recovery]'

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File this one in the "It's over, well over" bin.

You see the phrase on a daily basis in the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, in a sentence that reads more or less as follows: "Are these the green shoots of recovery or simply random upticks?"

Should be the province of those who think saying "if you get my drift" marks them as really subtle.

Gimme a break.

If I want your drift I'll stay in the room.

Now where did you say the door was?

August 11, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Photoshop for TechnoDolts™

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Finally.

Designed by Irina Blok.

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"A digital-themed frame for your analog photo."

Design replica of a Mac OS X Photoshop window.

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Screen printed design on a white painted wood block frame.

Frame: 5.5" x 4.75" for photo dimensions 4.75" x 3.75".

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Stand on back.

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$39.

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

2009 Sauna World Championships — Timo Kaukonen wins, lasting 226 seconds in a sauna heated to 230°F

Above, Part 1 of 2.

Below,

Part 2.

August 11, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Nest Egg

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Porcelain, handmade in The Netherlands.

$36.

August 11, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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