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March 9, 2010

'It had da Google.'

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Stephen Pastis's "Pearls Before Swine."

March 9, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Delicious Rings

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and

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created

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in Japan.

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Inspired

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by

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whatever

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they

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picture.

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$8.50–$12.50.

[via beautiful life]

March 9, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Beautiful day (Chinese-style)

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For the first time ever today my Chinese-speaking audience exceeds 5% of my worldwide readership [above].

Adding in my Indian fans, over 6% of those visiting are from the two countries that will bestride the 21st century like colossi.

For perspective and reference, consider that my previous high Chinese + Indian audience was 3% (over a year ago, on February 14, 2009, pictured below).

2009

The next two graphics show the distribution of my readership in October 2007 (below)

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and June 2007, respectively;

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at those times my Chinese/Indian audience was 2% and 1%, respectively.

Note also how over the past three years the proportion of U.S. readers has steadily diminished as bookofjoe goes global.

I've always been up front about the fact I'm bent on world domination, and it would appear that whatever I'm doing is taking me there.

w00t!

March 9, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Collapsible Shipping Container

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What's not to like?

It's made of a fiberglass composite and weighs 75% as much as a standard metal container.

It folds down to 25% of its expanded size.

The composite is more resistant to corrosion than the steel it replaces, is easier to clean and it floats.

Making it results in 25% of the carbon dioxide generated by manufacture of its steel counterpart.

Collapsed containers can be bundled together in groups of four, allowing ships to load far more quickly and cutting time spent in port.

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The Cargoshell, invented by Rene Giesbers, a heating-systems engineer from the Netherlands, "can be collapsed or opened in 30 seconds by a single person using a forklift truck," according to an article in the March 6, 2010 Economist Technology Quarterly.

March 9, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Monster Monster Laptop Stand

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"Giving legs

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to your laptop."

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Red

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or

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Clear.

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£26.99.

[via RunningDive]

March 9, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Spiritual but not religious' — Millennials under the microscope

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Charles M. Blow's February 19, 2010 New York Times Op-Ed column graphically demonstrates (above) that it's not just landliners who're putting their faith in that which cannot be seen nor explained.

March 9, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Past/Future Clock

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One of three clocks commissioned by Real Simple editor Janet Froelich for the cover of the 10th anniversary issue (April 2010) of the magazine, it was designed by Harry Allen.

Wrote Stephanie Clifford in a story in yesterday's New York Times, "When Ms. Froelich commissioned the clocks in December, she wanted the clocks to be for sale by the time the issue came out. 'At first I hoped to get them into production, all three of them, and it became clear I'm a graphic designer,' she said, adding that it takes more than a year to produce items like this."

Put me down for the one pictured above.

March 9, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Smashing Time' — by Tom Binns

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J'adore.

Part of his "Alice in Wonderland" collection, it's made from broken tea party crockery.

$1,000.

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At his New York City store (41 Perry Street; 917-475-1412).

[via Pulp and If It's Hip, It's Here]

March 9, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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