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July 25, 2010

"Nothing is written in stone"


I need to think about this for a while.

Come back tomorrow, OK?

[via 9gag]

July 25, 2010 at 05:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Ear Mug lets you accessorize


Can your mug do that?

Didn't think so.

"Dress up your mug with your favorite earring or stud."


Once upon a time, in a century long past, I went out with a real-life Barbie Girl who told me, "It's all about the accessories."

Who am I to argue?

Ceramic; 4.3"H x 3.3"Ø; holds 11.8 oz.


Apply within.

July 25, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

How much Klout do you have?


Say what?

Long story short: Klout's calculating engine processes who you are in the virtual world and spits out a number — from 0 to 100 — telling you how you rate.

Me (top), not so high. 

My friend Erin Biba over at Wired magazine?


Now there's someone to conjure with.... Back story here


This just in: Klout has been named Official Online Influence Guide for Killer Klowns from Outer Space.


And no — you can't look it up.

July 25, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Boxcooler Backpack Fridge


"Thermoelectric Peltier elements replace the traditional freezer batteries."

Designed by Sebastian Bertram.

That's very nice — but it's still in beta.


What about today, when you're shvitzing all over the place?


What you can do for me today, joe?

I thought you'd never ask.

For you — not someone's pipe dream but the real deal — there's this:


It's called the Chilly Box Cooler Backpack.

No Peltier elements, just good old-fashioned passive insulation.



Just named Official Backpack of Ned Vizzini.

July 25, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

"Angst — 20 years too soon"


The above came in from a reader late Monday evening.

I repost it as it arrived in my in-box.

Yes, I know who sent it.

No, I have no idea why it was sent or what it means.

That remains for others (perhaps even the writer, if she/he is so inclined) to deconstruct and interpret for the rest of us.

Or maybe it's better we just consider it as it is, sans explication.

July 25, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: Not edible.

Hint the 2nd: Not plastic ("that's fantastic!").

Hint the 3rd: It's not bigger than a breadbox.

Hint the 4th: It has nothing to do with cord control. Or crowd control.

Enough already.

July 25, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Surf's Up — Underwater Waves by Mark Tipple


"Mark Tipple took these stunning shots of swimmers and surfers emerging underwater


engulfed in clouds of whitewater


while being frequently rocked by the waves himself."


"The 29-year-old captures the split-second moments off the Australian coast


and regularly gets beaten in the head by his 5kg specially-adapted camera for his troubles."


"Mr. Tipple, from Sydney, Australia,


came up with the idea of photographing waves underwater


after becoming frustrated with 'normal' surf photography,


and wanted to capture the moments from a different perspective."

[via Telegraph and Virginia Moore]

July 25, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Instant Backrest


"Turn any patch of sand into a chair."

Then you put your towel down and voila, a seat.

They call it the "Beach Thingy" but we don't have to.

Another excellent candidate for the bookofjoe Product Naming School.

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July 25, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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