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September 26, 2010

Are your Uggs fake? "If the label says 'Made in Australia,' it is not an UGG"

Fair warning: reading this post, if you're a wearer or purchaser of Ugg boots, could very well ruin your day.

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[via Lucas Conley and the Wall Street Journal]

September 26, 2010 at 05:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Eraser with integrated sharpener

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From the website:

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A heavy duty eraser surrounds this pencil sharpener for clean non-smearing erasure.

With an ergonomic shape and multiple surfaces on the eraser you are sure to get an accurate edge every time.

The precision sharpener has a shavings reservoir to keep pockets or pencil case clean.

Made in Germany.

3"L x 1"W.

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$10.

September 26, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Leaked CCTV footage of cruise liner in heavy seas off New Zealand — Not recommended for those with a tendency to get seasick

Fair warning.

"The impact of massive waves that struck a cruise ship during a storm off New Zealand is shown by CCTV footage later posted on the Internet."

"A Pacific Sun Cruise liner, carrying 1,732 passengers and 671 crew members, was caught in a severe storm on July 30, 2008, encountering seven-meter swells and 50-knot winds."

"Passengers were offered a 25% reduction in the cost of a future cruise."

Better with the sound off.

[via LiveLeak and Nuclear Toast]

September 26, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Space Invaders Doormat

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"A motion-sensitive sensor turns on the mat

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when a visitor approaches."   

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$39.95.

[via Cary Sternick]

September 26, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Hannah Miet reads Frank O'Hara's "Meditations in an Emergency"

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Listen here to his 1954 poem, the first half of which appears above.

Read along if you like.

I found the reading on Ms. Miet's tumblr, where she places "the fixations that don't make the big blog."

Other stuff that might — or might not — make the show appears on her Twitter.

September 26, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Packable Wine Glasses

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Break 'em down by unscrewing the stem from the bowl.

7.5" H assembled; BPA plastic.

Set of two: $16.85.

September 26, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Cyclisk — Bicycle Obelisk

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From LikeCool: "Northern California artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector

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built a 65-foot-tall, 10,000-pound obelisk out of around 340 bicycles and one tricycle."

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"Called 'Cyclisk,' it was installed on a streetcorner in Santa Rosa, California."

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"Grieve and Spector collected the hundreds of bicycles they needed for the project from community donations."

[via Wired]

September 26, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Robot Calculator

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"Magnetic back; spring-loaded hand squeezes and holds things like pens and pencils."

"Note holder on back of head; detachable push-button night light."

Green, White or Blue.

6.5"H.

$11.98.

September 26, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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