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October 1, 2009

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

No small beer: in August it performed to a sold-out crowd at the BBC Proms music festival at the Royal Albert Hall.

Sarah Lyall's New York Times Arts section front page story yesterday was accompanied by a slide show.

Or just sit back and enjoy the music.

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Funniest Pacifier of the Year


$12.95 along with the one below.


Am I right or am I right?

October 1, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Richard Feynman's 1964 Lectures Now Online

From Terry Tao: "Seven videotaped lectures from 1964 by Richard Feynman given at Cornell, on 'The Character of Physical Law,'  have recently been put online ... with a number of multimedia enhancements (external links, subtitles, etc.). These lectures, intended for a general audience, broadly cover the same type of material that is in his famous lectures on physics.

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What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

October 1, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

id•this — 'Human-powered identification of anything or anyone'


Interesting site forwarded last evening by the inimitable Joe Peach.

The caption for the photo above: "Hwy. 41 between Marquette and Negaunee, Michigan, in the 90s, and a storage facility. Was known locally as the 'Shootey Rocket.' What is it? A carnival ride?"

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Automatic Odor Remediator


From the website:


Automatic Odor Remediator

Using the same technology found in casinos and five-star hotels, this is the most effective home odor-eliminating device available.

The device automatically releases an invisible dry mist of odor-eliminating microdroplets that are 100 times smaller and 1,000,000 times lighter than aerosol mist droplets.

Unlike aerosol or plug-in sprays that quickly fall to the floor, the lightweight microdroplets remain airborne for up to 14 hours and drift to all corners of a room, eliminating unpleasant odors produced by tobacco smoke, cooked food or any foul smell, replacing it with a pleasant, subtle scent.

The device covers up to 10,000 cubic feet (the equivalent of a 35' x 35' space with 8' ceilings), neutralizing bad smells in two or three adjacent rooms.

About the size of a box of tissues, the device sets up unobtrusively on a table.

Includes one fragrance cartridge that lasts up to 60 days (specify Pine, Lavender-Herb, or Citrus-Mint).

5-1/2"W x 5-1/4"D x 5-1/2"H.

Plugs into AC.



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MorphWorld: Simon Woodroffe into Jeff Garcia


The founder of YO! Sushi and YO! Brand (above) bears more than a passing resemblance to the itinerant quarterback (below),


released just two days ago by the Philadelphia Eagles, the sixth team he's been with in the NFL after his initial five years as a pro with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.

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Measuring Tape Belt


"The classic yellow measuring tape is restyled in comfortable elastic and gets a cool update with outlines of the tools of the trade. Adjustable 1.5" wide belt is 54" long."


October 1, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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