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June 16, 2010

Moth — by PES

Who is this PES, whose videos have been appearing here regularly in recent months?

His real name in Adam Pesapane.

He's 36 years old and an English Literature graduate of the University of Virginia, right here in my Podunk town.

In a story in Paste magazine he said, "I don't think of myself as an animator. My films are about the object itself."

June 16, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Oh, you want a hint, huh?

OK then — it's not a flashlight.

In fact, it has nothing to do with lighting.

One more?

It doesn't require electricity.

Now get to it.

June 16, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (13) | TrackBack

David Mamet's Top 10 American Plays

In descending order:

1. Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"

2. Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's "The Front Page"

3. Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

4. Tennessee Williams's "A Streetcar Named Desire"

5. Arthur Miller's "All My Sons"

6. John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"

7. William Saroyan's "The Time of Your Life"

8. Mart Crowley's "The Boys in the Band"

9. Gore Vidal's "The Best Man"

10. Clare Boothe Luce's "The Women"

[via Terry Teachout and the Wall Street Journal]

June 16, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

'Your Brain on Drugs' Gummi Candy Eggs


Hey, I'm just the messenger.

"Set of three realistic-looking fried gummi eggs."


June 16, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Why would I want to see your dumb face when we talk? I don't even want to hear your voice.'


"Pearls Before Swine" by Stephan Pastis.

In which Rat and Goat try iChat on Pig's computer — much to Pig's subsequent chagrin.

June 16, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Inflatable Gilded Frame — 'Blow up your art'

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From the website:


If you frame your drawings and photos in this classic-style gold frame, your home will look like a museum.

Turn any drawing or photo into a veritable work of art by putting it in this frame.

All you have to do is blow it up with air, as if it were an inflatable ball.

It's made of vinyl and has a clear pocket in front for you to insert your work of art, which can measure up to 8" x 10".

The frame itself measures 11" x 16".

So light you won't have to drill a hole in the wall — all you need is a small nail.

Hang it horizontally for landscapes and vertically for portraits.




June 16, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Track mouse activity on your computer


Created by Anatoly Zenkov for PC and Mac, it's a tool that tracks your mouse's movements and produces an image of where it's been.


Free, the way we like it.

[via feltron]

June 16, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Subtle Butt — "Discreet odor neutralizer pads"


"Subtle Butt" — a finalist for this year's bookofjoe Best Product Name Award.

But I digress.

From the website:


Never be embarrassed by "escaped" gas again.

We all have our "moments," so be prepared when they happen.

These soft-fabric odor neutralizer pads absorb any smells that are accidentally released.

Sometimes you just con’t control a gassy stomach... and what may happen as a result.

But relax — the pressure’s off when you’re protected with these antimicrobial pads. 

Just stick to your underwear (even thongs) and go about your day.

If you make a slip, don’t worry — the odor is neutralized by the activated carbon layer and you’re spared the embarrassment.

Great for travel, office or anywhere you’re in close quarters.


• Disposable

• Square-shaped

• Thin and non-bulky

• Contains activated carbon

• Each pad measures 3.25" x 3.25"

• Instructions for use printed on package

• Soft fabric with anti-microbial treatment

• Adhesive strips on both sides for adherence to inside of clothing


Pack of 5: $9.95.

Better get a few extra 'cause I have a feeling once they sell out — and sell out they will — you'll never see them again.

June 16, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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