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December 5, 2009

Tweet a prayer

Jonathan Keats' "Jargon Watch" feature in the latest issue of Wired magazine defines prayer tweets as "supplications to God via Twitter. Geeky Jews and Christians can now tweet their prayers for display at the Western Wall or the Church of the Holy Sepulchre."

A wish is different from a prayer in that, at least when it comes to the one on your birthday, you can't tell anyone if you want it to come true.

December 5, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Black Ops Throat Mic iPhone Headset


Just reading the name of this item, I knew it was wayyy above my TechnoDolt™ pay grade — but not yours.

From the website:


Black Ops Throat Mic iPhone Headset — Perfect for Motorcycles or Armed Combat

Maybe the closest you've seen to real military combat is Call of Duty, but that doesn't mean you need to settle for second best in a cell phone headset. Do you think spec ops agents parachuting into enemy territory put up with the stock iPhone headset that picks up tons of wind noise? Not likely. Instead they use headsets based on Throat Mic technology.

What is a Throat Mic? A Throat Mic hugs your neck and picks up sound directly from your vocal cords. This allows for two main features: You can whisper and still be heard clearly on the other end, and the person you're speaking to hears no outside sound, only your voice. Therefore a throat mic-based headset is perfect to use in any noisy environment... like while laying down mortar rounds, or cruising in your convertible.

Product Features

• iPhone headset cancels all outside noise and picks up a whisper

• Integrated iPhone answer button on cord

• Comfortable in-ear headset design

• Advanced throat mic technology

• Perfect for noisy environments

• Durable combat-ready design

• Fully adjustable




December 5, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

newser — 'Read less, know more'


Interesting site.

December 5, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Edition of 1: Hublot Black Caviar Bang — How do you spell 'oligarch?'


"Over 500 extremely rare black diamonds with a total weight of 34.5 carats."

"It took over 2,000 hours [that's 250 eight-hour days — about a year] to produce."

"The case is set with 322 black diamonds and the bezel has an additional 179; 13 more appear on the crown and the clasp is set with another 30."

Winner of the 2009 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève Jewelry Watch Prize.

Watch it in action here.

Apply within.

December 5, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Tip of a flat belly'


Seems like an oxymoron, what?

But hey, they created the ad, not me.



I know there's a joke in there somewhere... but then, there's always one everywhere if you know how to look.

But I digress.

"Why is a flat belly like an iceberg?"


December 5, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

SuperHeadz Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera


Comes model-airplane style on printed sheets, includes 28mm wide-angle lens.

Assembly kit in vinyl bag, wrist strap and screwdriver.

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

Not digital: uses 35mm film.

No batteries necessary.



[via Gadget Venue]

December 5, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The Jackson Pollock Code: Did the painter hide his name within a legendary 1943 painting?


So contends art historian Henry Adams in an article in the November 2009 issue of Smithsonian magazine.

He believes the artist concealed his name (top) within "Mural" (below),


an 8-by-20 foot canvas that caused Clement Greenberg, after taking one look at the painting, to declare Pollock "... the greatest painter this country has produced."

[via Milena]

December 5, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

wash after use! Cup


Designed by Propaganda.

[via Milena]

December 5, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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