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February 4, 2012

Mark Zuckerberg is the most powerful person on Earth

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World domination at 27?

He makes Alexander the Great look like small beer.

February 4, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Cast Iron Tape Dispenser

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Official tape dispenser of Heavy-G.

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But I digress.

6.25"L x 2"D x 3.5"H.

White text: $88.

Black text: $88.

In either case, "tape not included."

Though I must say that if I were selling this, I'd certainly include a roll of tape.

Which may be why I'm an anesthesiologist instead of a marketer.

[via Better Living Through Design]

February 4, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Vintage Radio iPhone app

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34,000 shows from the early days of radio.

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I think I'll listen to this app

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the next time I drive up to Pennsylvania (early May for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon).

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$3.99.

February 4, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Fork Knife Chopsticks

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I like the colors.

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From the website:

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Nimble, transforming utensils.

This knife and fork set made from reusable dishwasher-safe plastic comes with a handy rubberized grip — the utensils interlock to become a pair of easy-to-use, spring-loaded chopsticks.

Made in Spain.

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$10.

February 4, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

CliffsNotes does Shakespeare — on video

Short item — by Katherine Schulten in last Sunday's New York Times Education Life section — shorter: "If reading CliffsNotes 'Hamlet' seems to be a pokey, 20th-century way to speed-comprehend Shakespeare, never fear. Now there's a six-minute cartoon version, complete with a talking Yorick's skull. Think of it as CliffsNotes for CliffsNotes."

"CliffsNotes Films has released videos of six often-taught Shakespeare plays, from 'Macbeth' to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' co-produced by Mark Burnett ('Survivor,' 'Celebrity Apprentice')."

"The goal, says Karen Cahn, general manager of branded experiences at AOL, a CliffsNotes partner, is to create 'edutainment' that inspires young people to read the original. Students have used the familiar black-and-yellow Cliffs Notes to supplement — or avoid — the reading of great literature since 1958. CliffsNotes Films has animated the stories and translated Elizabethan English into contemporary slang. Romeo is 'a total emo' and Julius Caesar dismisses warnings about the Ides of March with a 'whatevs.'"

February 4, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Diptyque Santal (Sandalwood) Candle

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After reading that Brian Grazer never has fewer than nine of these on hand, I figured there must be something to it so I sprang for one.

It arrived yesterday and sits not eight inches from my Air, producing the most sublime, subtle scent.

And I haven't yet lit it.

"This candle will burn for approximately 60 hours."

Bonus: the box and integrated cardboard protector give you a second room's worth of scent.

I put those on either side of my bed: very nice.

$60.

February 4, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Me and my widgets

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 I was curious so I took a picture of my widgets: above, what's on my 27" iMac; below, what the screen looks like on my 13" Air.

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I have the same six widgets on each, but with different arrangements; why that is I have no idea.

The clocks are on Tokyo time so I can follow the Nikkei average from opening to close.

That's a holdover from my longtime love affair with Japan, where I spent my junior year of college before returning to UCLA.

February 4, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: not flat; it has three dimensions.

February 4, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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