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October 5, 2011

David Lynch's new song

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From Flavorwire: "You may recall that, back in August, we learned about the debut solo album from artistic polymath David Lynch. Because its title is 'Crazy Clown Time' and, well, it was made by David Lynch, we have been looking forward to something pretty freaking weird ever since. Now that the title track is available as a free download, we can safely say that we are not disappointed. Slow, portentous percussion? Check. Haunted-house strings? Yup. High-pitched, filtered-to-death vocals? Uh huh, with a side of orgasmic/distressed moans. Such creepy lyrics as 'Susie, she ripped her shirt off completely/Then he poured beer all over Sally?' Obviously. It doesn’t get any more Lynchian than this."

Listen to and/or download the song here.

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Neolithic Laser Pointer

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68% of employers have hired someone because of what they saw about them on a social networking site


[via Kashmir Hill]


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Electroluminescent Chomping Skull

"Watch in amazement as this completely wireless animated skull lights up as bright as a neon sign."


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Better living through chemistry: "Pile of Pills"


By Edie Nadelhaft.

Mixed media, each capsule 14" x 4", 2010.

[via Fancy]

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Cherry Pie Mints


"Think of these as a Norman Rockwell painting in your mouth."


2.25"Ø tin contains 100 mints.





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Experts' Experts: How to identify and enjoy black walnuts


From the Urban Jungle feature in yesterday's Washington Post Science section:

Fortunate is the alley pelted in early October with the fat fruits of native black walnut trees. Tires from passing vehicles can crush the gooey green husks, leaving behind the rock-hard nuts for harvest."

Black walnuts are encased in a thick woody hull, a challenge to remove but well worth the effort. Nutmeats yield an oily, woodsy flavor, much stronger and richer than that of ordinary English walnuts.

Tips for Walnut Harvesters:

• Wear gloves to avoid staining hands with husk pigments.

• Select fruits with soft green husks. Avoid gathering fruits with black husks, as heat from the decaying husk will discolor the nutmeat and ruin its flavor.

• Wearing rubber boots, stomp off the green husk to expose the nut.

• Thoroughly wash nuts in water. Pour the waste water down the drain. Husks contain juglone, toxic to worms and many plants.

• Nuts that float or have hairline fractures may not be good, so set them aside to use as a last resort.

• Air-dry the washed nuts indoors on a screen for several days before storing in a cool spot for three to six weeks. Nuts that rattle slightly when shaken are cured and ready to crack.

• Slowly crack a cured nut between the jaws of a vise. Or wrap a cured nut tightly in a tough rag, place on a butcher block or concrete floor and whack with a heavy hammer.

• The hull will shatter into several sharp pieces, from which chunks of nutmeat can be picked.

• Nutmeats can be frozen for up to two years or kept fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for nine months.

Sources: Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri; University of Minnesota Extension; U.S. Forest Service; tomclothier.hort.net

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Bluetooth Headset Camcorder

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Is this it?

Is this the bookofjoeTV Holy Grail, the device that will finally bring push to shove and get bojTV on the air?

From the website:


This headset camcorder records and transmits video to a smartphone.

The device captures video at 480p resolution at 30 fps and wirelessly transmits an MPEG4 recording to an iPhone or Android smartphone.

The smartphone acts as a viewfinder for properly aligning the camcorder with the wearer's field of vision and it instantly shares videos via e-mail or posts them on Facebook or Youtube with the touch of a button.

The device can be worn on either ear and the flexible rubberized ear loop and rotating camcorder barrel adjust to keep the video level.

In cellphone mode, the headset provides active noise cancellation, one-touch call control, and volume control.

Its rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of video recording and 10 hours of talk time after a 4-hour charge from AC or a 9-hour charge from USB (adapters included).

Can also connect to a computer using USB to download videos.

Requires iOS 4.2 or higher or Android 2.0 or higher and a free smartphone application available at iTunes or Android Market.

Not compatible with HP computers.

4-3/4"L  x 3/4"W x 2 1/2"H.


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[via my Los Angeles correspondent]

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