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September 1, 2010

Ochocinco's — The new breakfast of champions

Ochocinco-FRONT Final

Mark your calendar: Next Tuesday, September 7, at 11:30 a.m., Chad himself will introduce his new cereal — which comes in a "limited-edition collector's box" — at the Kroger Marketplace store in Newport, outside Cincinnati.

You could look it up. More:


As if Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco doesn’t already seem like he’s in 10 places at once in the marketing world, now he can join you at the breakfast table.

Pittsburgh-based PLB Sports and Ochocinco (formerly Chad Johnson), have created Ochocinco’s. The breakfast cereal’s box features a picture of No. 85 wearing his Bengals jersey and holding up two giant O-shaped pieces of the honey nut toasted cereal.

This is Ochocinco’s latest venture into the nation’s conscience. He appeared on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” last spring and then went into the reality TV dating business with “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch” on VH1 during the summer.

Kroger stores will carry the Ochocinco cereal line. Mark your calendars, because Ochocinco will introduce the cereal Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Kroger Marketplace store in Newport.

Believe it or not, Chad isn’t even the first Bengals receiver on the current roster to have his own cereal. PLB Sports launched T.O.'s, a cereal honoring wide receiver Terrell Owens, last year when Owens was a Buffalo Bill. The Bengals signed Owens during the off-season, and he apparently brought his cereal acumen with him.

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Blast from the past: Comb Cleaner


Three years after first appearing here, it's still amusing.

At least to me.

But then, hey, you know how easily that's accomplished.

But I digress.

The original June 16, 2007 post follows.

Not one word has been omitted.

Pity, that... never mind.


Comb Cleaner — Why use your fingers when you can employ a specialized tool instead?

Maybe because your fingers work fine and they're always present, while you have to locate this tool before you can use it?

That's just my dark side talking, ignore it.

From websites:


Fuller™ Comb Cleaner

Fuller's expert tool cleans combs, keeping you looking your best.

Polypropylene comb cleaner has twisted-in wire bristles to clean comb teeth quickly.

5" long.



Still $2.99.

September 1, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

unhearit — The anti-earworm


Can't get that song out of your head?


"We created this site for those of you that have a song stuck in your head and can't get it out no matter what you do. Using the latest techniques in reverse-auditory-melodic-unstickification technology, we've been able to enable our users to 'unhear' songs by hearing equally catchy songs. So really, all we're doing is making you forget your old song by replacing it with another one... sorry."

[via Milena]

September 1, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Easy Grip Portable Book Holder

The video (above) explaining how it works is sui generis.


And I'm not talking about an philanthropic pig.


What's that supposed to mean, joe?


If you have to ask....



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

Custom Fabric Labels


Where does a small-scale craftsperson/artisan get fabric labels


which enhance and complement their work?


Right here.

September 1, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Quick Snap Ice Tray


Laurie Gelb, reviewing it in Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools, edited by Oliver Hulland, wrote, "My husband has very little hand strength, and these are the only ice trays he has been able to use in several years. We have tried aluminum, plastic and several other variations."

"The button on the bottom of each cube's compartment actually releases the cube relatively easily. No more propelling it onto the floor. They are not glamorous nor costly, and they do the job."



September 1, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Know your bird song

Bullfinch 2

"Click on the species

Wood pigeon

shown here


to learn

 song thrush one

to identify birds


by their song


as well as

Collared dove

their appearance."


From the top down: bullfinch, wood pigeon, blackbird, song thrush, starling, wren, collared dove, chaffinch.

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

BehindTheMedspeak: I said be careful his iPhone is really a stethoscope


Doesn't scan nearly as well as the mother ship but hey, them's the breaks.

"iStethoscope Pro turns your iPhone into a stethoscope, allowing you to listen to your heartbeat and see your heart waveform, or listen to other quiet sounds around you."

Cheap at twice the [99 cents] price.

[via a reader in deep black]

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