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September 18, 2009

EmmyTVLegends.org

"... a Web site that organizes its [Academy of  Television Arts & Sciences  Foundation] voluminous collection of interviews with TV industry legends," wrote Brian Stelter in a September 13, 2009 New York Times story .

"A digital encyclopedia of TV history," the archive includes 630 long-form interviews to date, with notables like Milton Berle, Bob Hope, and Walter Cronkite and many more to come.

There goes the weekend.

September 18, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Pi Plate

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Get it?

Well, I thought it was funny....

But then, I'm very easily amused, quod erat demonstratum....

From the website:

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Pizza Pi Plate

Our deep dish stoneware pizza plate lets you cut your pie into an infinite number of fractions — or at least keeps everyone entertained while you bake up seconds.

Mathematicians and number geeks will thrill to pi calculated to 88 digits.

You'll never get stuck with cold soggy pizza since this heavy stone helps bake up crispy crust and keeps it warm.

Dishwasher and microwave safe.

15"Ø.

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$49.95 (pizza not included).

September 18, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

RescueTime — Who knows where the time goes?

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You sit down all set to get to work and before you know it it's quitting time and you haven't done a thing — except watch videos, read blogs, visit your favorite sites again and again, tweet about this and that, update your Facebook, you know the drill.

Now comes RescueTime to keep track of where you go so you can have an accurate, to the minute picture of how it is you waste your days.

How great is that?

Free, the way we like it.

September 18, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

DIY Paper iPhone Dock/Stand

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the template

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here.

[via LikeCool and Brogui]

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

Edith Wharton's alternative reality

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From Rebecca Mead's piece in the June 29, 2009 New Yorker about Wharton's early letters to her governess, Anna Bahlman (above, one written when she was 14): "In 'The Age of Innocence' Newland Archer, imagining an alternative existence to the one that convention has pressed upon him, is described as having 'built up within himself a kind of sanctuary' of 'his secret thoughts and longings.' Wharton goes on:"
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Little by little it became the scene of his real life, and of his only rational activities; thither he brought the books he read, the ideas and feelings which nourished him, his judgments and visions. Outside it, in the scene of his actual life, he moved with a growing sense of unreality and insufficiency, blundering against familiar prejudices and traditional points of view as an absent-minded man goes to bumping into the furniture of his room.

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"The central figure in Archer's imagined reality is the Countess Olenska, with whom a future is impossible; but as R. W. B. Lewis points out in an essay on the novel, Archer's predicament echoes passages in Wharton's autobiography in which she notes the divergence between the social life she was obliged by her upbringing to conduct, and her secret, passionate creative life. 'There was in me a secret retreat where I wished no one to intrude, or at least no one whom I had yet encountered,' she wrote. 'Words and cadences haunted it like song-birds in a magic wood, and I wanted to be able to steal away and listen when they called.'"

[From an 1889 letter, when she was 27:] "... she wrote... "I don't believe there is any greater blessing than that of being pierced through & through by the splendour or sweetness of words, & no one who is not transfixed by 'Die Sonne tönt nach alter Weise,' or 'thick as Autumnal leaves that strew the brooks,' has known half the joy of living. Don't you agree with me? — I wouldn't take a kingdom for it.'"

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

USB Crunching Dog does sit-ups

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"USB dogs exercise... so you don't have to."

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Dalmation, Beagle or Labrador.

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$9.99.

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

Evangeline Lilly by Adam Beane

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From beautiful life : "Adam Beane is quite a unique sculptor. Since beginning sculpting in 2002 he has been known for dynamic compositions, action poses, nuanced drapery work, and his ability to capture likenesses with expressions. For the work he uses CX5, a tremendously versatile material he developed which handles like clay when warm but is hard as plastic when cool. In this collection you will find mini copies of famous people and will be surprised how unbelievable realistic they look. Many of them were made for toy companies and maybe you could find works of Adam Beane in supermarkets."

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Above and below,

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Pablo DiCanio.

Below, Simon Pegg and

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Nick Frost.

Below,

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Adriano Leite Ribeiro.

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Dante Toneguzzo.

Below,

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Roger Milla.

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David Bowie.

Below,

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Alessandro Del Piero.

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Brian Urlacher.

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Luca Toni.

[via Milena]

September 18, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Bell Clock

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9.4cm W x 9.7cm H x 6.4cm D.

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AA battery included.

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$65.

September 18, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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