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January 31, 2011

Helpful Hints from joeeze: More microwave (less cowbell)

Ertyurt

Last week's demonstration/explanation of water "exploding" in the microwave was a hit, so much so that I'm back today with a tutorial from the same sources (James and Morris Carey) on how to easily and effectively clean your microwave.

And don't play games with me — I know how you try not to look inside whenever you open the door to nuke something.

Here's the tutorial.

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Cleaning a microwave doesn't have to become drudgery. In can be as simple as squeezing a little lemon juice into a cup of water. You'll need a cup or mug, water, a lemon, a sponge and a towel.

Here's is how it's done:

• Fill a microwave-safe cup such as a ceramic coffee mug with 1 cup of water.

• Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice out of one side into your cup of water.

• Place a clean ice cream stick into the cup (prevents superheating and resultant "explosions").

• Place the cup in the microwave and set on high power for 3 minutes. Wait at least 30 seconds before removing the cup.

• Wipe the inside of the microwave with a lightly dampened sponge.

• Rinse the sponge regularly to remove any debris.

• Wipe the inside of the microwave dry with a clean towel. Dump the lemon water into your drain as a freshener.

• Save the rest of the juice in the freezer and use both pieces of lemon rind to clean your disposer.

January 31, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Loose Leaf T-Shirt

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$55.

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[via WHATtheCOOL and buzzfeed]

January 31, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"Cloaca Professional"

Located in Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the piece (above and below), created by Belgian artist Wim Delvoyemimics the human digestive system.

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According to a story in the current issue of The Economist, "It is fed by curators and produces excrement every day at 3 p.m."

No — I won't ask if you can do that.

It would be inappropriate and I believe in adhering to only the highest standards here at boj.

But I egress.

Below,

two men, one of whom may — or may not — be the artist, demonstrate a smaller version of the device.

An amusing 2005 Telegraph.com interview with Delvoye by film maker Ben Lewis appears here; below,

video of Lewis's encounter with the artist and his machine, in which Lewis conducts an experiment to see just how lifelike the machine's output is, taking the Turing test to a whole new level.

Below, a video of the machine being fed at MUDAM in 2007.

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January 31, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Courrèges Eskimo Sunglasses — Vintage 1965

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$850.

[via What Alice Found]

January 31, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Thoreau's Pencils

Ertghy

"Henry David Thoreau wrote his diary with pencils [like those above] made by his family's own company."

You can read his complete works here.

Free, the way we like it.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

And the rest of your life, if you take what you read to heart.

[via the New York Times]

January 31, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Pyrite cluster necklace

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From Kathryn Blackmore.

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"A cluster of pyrite stones with a metallic luster hang

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from a 20"-long gold-plated steel chain with a lobster-clasp closure."

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"Known to man since ancient times,

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pyrite gets its name from the Greek word pyr, meaning fire."

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$32.64.

January 31, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The Economist x State of the Union

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The current issue of The Economist features a striking cover (above).

Very clever and amusing.

January 31, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Is that a party in your mouth? LED smiles take Japan by storm

"Japanese designers Motoi Ishibashi and Daito Manabe

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have created an LED device

that illuminates your teeth when you smile."

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"After appearing in a commercial for Laforet Harajuku clothing store,

LED smiles are becoming a sought after fashion accessory in Japan."

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Back story below.

[via Toxel and the New York Times]

January 31, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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