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December 12, 2010

Insects: Episode 2














Episode 1 of Igor Siwanowicz's photographs on December 1 resulted in a number of requests for "more, please."

Your wish is my command.

More photographs here and here.

[via Joe Peach]


December 12, 2010 at 04:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Crazy Cat Ball


"Crazy cat toy rolls around unpredictably when swatted."

Self-winding mechanism requires no batteries.




December 12, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack



I watched this on DirecTV last night, my first look at their 1080P Theater.

Worked fine, in that I was able to order it ($5.99) and view it without any problem.

The picture looked as good as Blu-ray movies to me, so I'm now totally done with buying DVDs.

Too bad for those who were the recipients of my once-viewed discs.

The movie itself I enjoyed immensely though I really haven't a clue as to the details and logistics and problems and discontents of going into a dream within a dream within a dream to accomplish something like making someone believe an idea is their own rather than someone else's doing.

The cast was pretty good, I thought, though Ellen Page seemed to me just not right in this milieu, not that she wasn't OK but she just wasn't perfect, unlike Tom Hardy whom I project as a megastar.

Just arresting onscreen.

Ken Watanabe was excellent as was Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who looks like Keanu Reaves' little brother, and Dileep Rao, whom I'd never seen before.

Cillian Murphy as always seemed way too weird and androgynous for his part and DiCaprio was alright, I guess.

I'm sure there are many who have and will watch this film repeatedly and discuss the many ideas and possibilities it raises — but I'm not one of them.

The only movies I've ever voluntarily watched more than once are "Blade Runner" and "Some Like It Hot."

Otherwise it's one and done.

I was kind of surprised when I turned on my TV this morning and "Inception" was still on; then I realized that purchasing it must have given me access for the subsequent 24-hour period.

I've still got seven hours till the window closes but alas, I can't invite you over for a free viewing since it's Sunday and it's all NFL all the time till around 11:30 p.m., when the clock for the Sunday night game finally hits 0:00.

December 12, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Chain Mail T-Shirt


It's what to wear at night.

Get it?

But I digress.


From the website: "In case you weren't aware, chain mail does not stretch. You cannot put it on one arm at a time like a fabric shirt. Instead, lay the chain mail flat on the ground, bend over and thrust both arms into the bottom of the shirt. Work your hands through to the end of the sleeves and then begin to stand up. Get your head through the neck hole and let the chain mail slide down your body. If you have long hair, make sure to tie up your hair before you wear the chain mail. Otherwise it could get tangled in your hair."

And: "It's appropriate protective wear for most occasions, including office meetings and parties you would rather not have attended."

Aluminum; weighs approximately 12 pounds.



Think of all the good times you're gonna have (in the Bizarro World) when you go through airport security wearing this.

December 12, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Smugopedia — "Pretend you know better"

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Are you a fox or a hedgehog?


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Credit Card Light Bulb


"Flip bulb up to turn on the light."

"Rest of card serves as stand."

Can your credit card (or light bulb) do that?

Didn't think so.



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Touchie-Feelie Wall Paint


By Shi Yuan.


Thermally sensitive.


[via baekdal]

December 12, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Grey Ant x Teva Limited-Edition Stilettos



From the website:



New High (M)art is proud to present the Grey Ant collaboration with Teva. Yes, Teva!

It's the classic Teva Hurricane sport "mandal" re-imagined as a stiletto.


This co-branded effort sees Grey Ant marrying the Teva velcro-strap styling and grip-sole construction to a bold 4" stacked heel.

They're calling it the most comfortable performance high heel on the planet — we call it the most daring mash-up of the decade.


This is anti-fashion at its purest.

And so good when paired with socks.

Grey Ant is the NY-based fashion designer known for subverting trends with a measure of the ironic.

Here, the two collide to bring you the best of both worlds.


Limited quantities.

First-come, first-served.



Natural or Black.


[via Nuclear Toast]

December 12, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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