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July 6, 2010

Shattering Door


A 2009 piece


by Buenos Aires designer Leandro Erlich.

July 6, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Tabasco® Shoelaces



July 6, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Women in Art

By Philip Scott Johnson, it received a Most Creative Video nomination in the 2nd Annual YouTube Awards.

Subtitled "500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art," the video's soundtrack is Bach's Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma.

[via Diana McLellan]

July 6, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Here's a hint: The mystery object has no relationship whatsoever to civet coffee — beans harvested from the dung of civets in Indonesia and the Philippines which retail for about $225 a pound.

You could look that up.

July 6, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Дверная цепочка «Дефендиус» в жизни (Defendius Door Chain — Episode 3: In the news)


You could look it up.

July 6, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Crystal Head Vodka


Back story here.

[via Street Anatomy]

July 6, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

TV Hat

The Daily What wrote, "This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with a TV Hat."

There are worse ways to go.

Cap or visor in your choice of colors: $29.95.

But wait, there's more!

If you order now they'll throw in a FREE Neck Protector!

Already I'm thinking about how to integrate this into my treadmill workspace.

More on that later.

July 6, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

"She's Got You High" — Mumm-Ra

First time I ever heard this 2007 song was during the closing credits for the movie "500 Days of Summer."

I'm sitting there immobile, wondering how it is that things like this wonderful song are out in the great world, invisible to me for the longest time and probably for the most part forever.

No matter, the point is to rejoice when stumbling upon something this good, not be eaten by angst about all the other marvels that will go unremarked.

FunFact from Wikipedia: "Niall Buckler was only fourteen years old when he formed the band, which took their name from Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living, the main villain of the 1980s cartoon "ThunderCats."

You want to know what it's like to be me?

OK: Put this song on endless repeat, at volume 10/10 on a crazy powerful boombox, and keep it there till bedtime (except for the two hours between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, when we're taking a long time-out to watch Uruguay v Netherlands).

That's how we're rolling today here at bookofjoe World Headquarters.

Mumm-Ra's MySpace final entry, dated May 31, 2010:


After 7 years, 11 months and 21 days of writing and playing music together us Mumm-ra boys have decided our journey as a band has come to an end. It has without doubt been the most fantastic adventure any of us could possibly have imagined all those years ago when the rather niave idea to form a band sprang from our young minds and led us to the nearest practise room.

Since then we have eaten in skyscrappers in tokyo, danced with tottenham fans in cologne, made a video in hollywood, posed with the playboy bunnies in barcelona, met real life rednecks in texas, had street fights with the view, played glastonbury, rocked the nme tour to pieces, supported the killers, the kooks and the kaiser chiefs around europe and generally just had the most incredible time along the way.

We would like to thank every single person who has supported us over the years whether it be through buying our album, coming to our gigs or just giving us a listen. No doubt various members will have new projects up and running in the near fututre. But until then......

Mumm-ra fur immer,


July 6, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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