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January 19, 2011

Joe Peach calls me out: I answer with "Gray Cat watches polar bears on TV"

Shortly after yesterday's last post (a movie featuring Gray Cat) I received the following email from reader Joe Peach:


Subject: An ode to Grecian Grey Cat


Not to piss in your Wheaties, but…

frankly, grey cat deserves a much, much, much better video.

That was really, really weak, honestly.

Remember, if I didn't care, I wouldn't write!

After the B+ blog you have, you show something like this and get crumbs from the audience.

Don't make me come down there (it's way too far to walk).


Synchronicity to be sure because all day yesterday, from the moment I woke, I was thinking the very same thing, to the point where I ordered a new 3rd-generation Flip camera featuring the one thing it seemed to me I had to have to take my videos to the next level: image stabilization.

High-definition (720p) won't hurt either.

It's supposed to arrive tomorrow via Amazon Prime 1-Day shipping and I'll put it to work instanter, as I finally begin the transition to bookofjoeTV that I've been yammering about for years.

Stay tuned.

In the meantime, enjoy "Gray Cat watches polar bears on TV," which I shot during yesterday's ruminations using my RCA Small Wonder camera, the same one used in the post Joe Peach found wanting.

Note that it's a silent, so no need to cringe at some headbanger soundtrack like yesterday's.

True, it's not "The Men Who Stare At Goats"


but hey, you can't have everything.

January 19, 2011 at 04:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Magnesite Necklace


New from the studio of British designer Kathryn Blackmore.

From the website:


Large pieces of magnesite are suspended between lengths of silver-plated chain. 

Stones are dyed to a vibrant shade of turquoise and stabilised for durability.

Each piece is unique.

Total length: 24".


Materials and details:

• Lobster clasp closure

• Silver plated chain and findings

• Magnesite stone varies from 36 x 53 to 43 x 60mm

• Also available in a 20"-length upon request at checkout




January 19, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What country do you live in? Me, I'm in Poland


The current issue of The Economist features an interesting graphic (above), which labels each of the United States


with the name of the nearest equivalent country to it in 2009 in terms of the size of their economies.


January 19, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

"I am here." — Google Maps T-Shirt

Picture 2.jpgjkh

[via すぽぽ's flickr and miniManel]

January 19, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

LED Eyelashes

A 2005 creation by Soomi Park.


Jasmin Malik Chua in an October 23, 2009 Ecouterre post wrote "We're not sure if they’re meant to be facetious or an earnest effort to pander to Asian women


who desire to make their eyes appear bigger and/or look like a refugee from a sci-fi Cosplay convention."


"We’ll admit to one cool touch, however: The LED lashes are equipped with inclination sensors that track movement, so you can turn the lashes on or off by tilting your head."


[via Sara Gould — grand panjandrum* of In A Flash Laser]

*panjandrum? or panjandra?

January 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Limited-Edition Skeleton Espresso Cup Stack


"Set of four fine bone china espresso cups stacks to make a skeleton."

Screen-printed illustration by Phoebe Richardson.

Production limited to 150 sets.

Handmade in Stoke, England.



January 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

National Geographic Photo of the Day


In the App store.


Free, the way we like it.

[via Richard Kashdan]

January 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Hair Shaving Brush


By London designer Émilie Voirin.

Hair and wood.

"Available in blond, brown, chestnut, black, grey, wavy, curly or sleek, with human or synthetic hair."

Something for everyone, I like that in a shaving brush.


[via interior design room and dezeen]

January 19, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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