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February 14, 2011

"Need You Now" — Lady Antebellum

I've been listening to it all day so why shouldn't you?

If it's good enough for Gray Cat and me it ought to be plenty good enough for everyone else.

True confession: until it won Best Song and Best Record at last night's Grammys I'd never heard of it, much less less heard it.


February 14, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

Parking-Impaired Tickets


From the website:



We've all been frustrated and flabbergasted by what some drivers consider a parking space. Sometimes the offense is so bad, you wish you could issue a ticket for stupidity. Well, now you can with our Parking Tickets Booklet!


Each of the twenty "citations" features a witty bashing of the recipient's parking ability. With liberal deployment, you can help stem the tide of worldwide parking ineptitude.

Each booklet features 20 full-color perforated "tickets" and is the perfect gift for those who simply can't stand inept parking.



Set of 20: $6.95.

[via My350Z.com]

February 14, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

"The Last Boy Scout" and other Tony Scott films

Cary recommended "Spy Game" (2001; trailer below) and after I finished watching (it was entertaining) I had a look at Scott's filmography, among which were some I'd seen ("Top Gun," "Enemy of the State" and "Domino") and some I'd heard of but not seen and a number I'd never heard of nor seen.

Turns out Apple TV (but not Netflix) has most of his films ready to roll so I've watched two more during the past week.

"The Fan," (1996) with Robert DeNiro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin (before she went under the knife), John Leguizamo, and Benicio Del Toro (as a major league baseball player — inspired casting, he was great) was pretty good but 1991's "The Last Boy Scout" (top), starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans and Halle Berry, was great.

Like all of Scott's films I've seen, it has lots of over-the-top, almost cartoonish explosions, violence and blood and car chases of an extreme nature, but in addition it's extremely funny with a wicked-clever script by Shane Black.

After the first unexpected riff I paid close attention to every word so as not to miss any of the constant, sometimes-manic hilarious back-and-forth.

FunFact: Tony Scott is Ridley Scott's younger brother.

Must be in the DNA.

February 14, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Mouse Hand Warmer


"The idea came about after spending many years working long, late hours sitting at a computer."


"When your mouse hand gets cold — whether due to winter's chill or a drafty, overly air-conditioned office — there's really nothing you can do to warm it...."


$19.95. (mouse not included).


[via IT Professionals and Richard Kashdan]

February 14, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Workday Progress Bar


Note: clicking on the buttons in the graphic above will not activate the progress bar.

Go here for that.

[via Nuclear Toast]

February 14, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Giuseppe Zanotti for Christopher Kane


Made in Italy.

4.5" heel/0.5" platform.


Leather upper, lining and sole.

Laced vamp, back zipper closure.

You can have any color you like as long as it's Hermès Orange.


Originally $875, now $401.

February 14, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Miniature Knitter — "Needles almost the dimensions of a human hair"

Althea Crome, knitter of Coraline's sweater and gloves.

[via everlasting blort]

February 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Dish Doctor


A 1997 design by Marc Newson who said of it, "I controlled every aspect of this project, even the packaging, and it was an instant hit. It used rapid prototyping technology to go virtually straight from the screen to tooling without any modifications. It is made from the same polypropylene as ordinary dishracks, but Magis' production standards are so high that the finish is beautiful."


15.35"W x 18"L x 4"H.



February 14, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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