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November 29, 2011

"The Big Snit"

Reader Andrew White selected Richard Condie's Oscar-nominated 1985 film as one of his picks for "Best of National Film Board of Canada."

I won't argue.

November 29, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Droid Salt & Pepper Shakers

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From the website:


Why say "Pass the salt" when they can march up to your plate themselves?

Retro wind-up toys double as contemporary condiment shakers.

Pepper: 2.6"L x 1.4"W x 3.5"H.

Salt: 2.6"L x 1.4"W x 3.7"H.




November 29, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Why does your ChapStick disappear before you finish it?


[via 9GAG]

November 29, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Who wants to open their iPhone 4/4S? Your pentalobe screwdriver just came in


"Apple seals its iPhone 4 models with tamper-resistant pentalobe screws."


"This screwdriver can remove tricky pentalobe screws in short order."


"Use the included suction cup for easy panel removal."


$7.99 (iPhone not included).

November 29, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Why Michael Bay really likes explosions


post two weeks ago graphed Michael Bay's movies as a pie chart, with piece size proportional to the number of explosions in a given film.

Up top, the rationale for blowing up as many things as possible.

[via Broadsheet.ie and Jeffery Frankenhauser's Frankenspace]

November 29, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Drumstick Pencils


9" long.


Set of two: $3.79.

November 29, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Heather Staker — featured in Sunday's New York Times Magazine — has a malignant melanoma*


Above, detail from page 6 of this past Sunday's New York Times Magazine.

The caption for the photo: "Heather Staker's tattoo honors her twin sister, who was murdered 19 years ago. Lawyers for the man convicted of Holly's murder say recent DNA evidence exonerates him."

The story by Andrew Martin begins on page 44.

But what got my attention long before I turned to the story was the pigmented lesion at the base of Ms. Staker's neck, below the tattoo:


It has all four of the cardinal danger signs of a malignant melanoma:


I will forward this post to the author of the story as well as the magazine's editors in an effort to encourage them to have Ms. Staker see a dermatologist as soon as possible.

*Until proven otherwise.


Note added at 2:07 p.m. Wednesday, November 30: The author of the Times story has pulled out all the stops in an attempt to contact Ms. Staker and get her to see a doctor. She lives in downtown Waukegan, Illinois, according to the article. If anyone there happens to read this and knows her or anyone she knows, please ask her to visit a physician: it could save her life.

November 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (10) | TrackBack

Pillow Tie

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What took so long?

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From the website:


The Pillow Tie was invented because "most functions that require a tie deserve to be slept through."

Sure to come in handy when the meeting goes on too long, this handsome tie hides an inflatable chamber — just blow it up for an instant pillow.

Perfect for busy executives, sales managers and anyone who wears a tie to work.


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"California residents click here for Proposition 65 warning."

November 29, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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