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June 5, 2012

Michael Jackson from Dagestan

Michael Jackson reincarnated as a construction worker in Dagestan.

[via Broadsheet.ie]

June 5, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Attention, serious photographers with lust in their hearts:


please move on, nothing to see here lest you burst a coronary reading the specs.


Everyone else, here they are:




• Ultra telephoto zoom lens for Canon or Nikon digital SLRs with fast aperture of F2.8 at 500mm and F5.6 at 1000mm focal length

• SLD and three ELD glass elements provide high image quality from maximum large aperture

• Dedicated "Attachment" ensures autofocusing at 1000mm focal length

• Supplied with 72mm filter holder at the rear

• 28.6" long x 9.3" diameter

• Weight: 34.6 pounds



A snip at $25,999.

"Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available."

Bonus: Free shipping.

June 5, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Deep Fried Gadgets


By New Zealand photographer 


Henry Hargreaves,


working out of his studio


in Brooklyn, New York.


[via Fancy]

June 5, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Farmstead Ferments — Dawn Story's artisanal products


Long story short: The other day I espied Apple Kraut from a company called Farmstead Ferments on the Relay Foods website so I ordered a jar.


That didn't last long: crunchy, piquant, inutterably fresh-tasting, it's kraut to die for.

I took a closer look at the offerings from Farmstead on the Relay Foods site and noticed three other kraut varieties — alas, all sold out.

I left a message on the Farmstead Ferments Facebook page noting how much I enjoyed my one jar and mentioning that all their other products were SOLD OUT at Relay.

Dawn Story, the proprietor, replied that she'd get on it pronto.

In the meantime, I noodled around on the Farmstead Ferments site and discovered they make about 10 different fermented foods.

I love fermented foods.

I also noted that the products are sold at a few places in my Podunk town, so I stopped by one of them — Rebecca's Natural Food in the Barracks Road Shopping Center – yesterday afternoon.

Much to my delight, they had right there in the refrigerated section not one, not two, not three, not four, but five (5!) different items from Farmstead Ferments.

I purchased one of each (pictures above) and plan on a deep dive into the world of fermentation.

June 5, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

The nature of anger

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June 5, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Batman MacBook Decal


CSYCB wrote, "The best use of the Apple logo with a vinyl sticker I have seen so far! Absolutely fantastic, I'll have one for every machine please."

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Removeable but not repositionable.

3-Pack (2 Black [Macbook] and 1 White [iPad]): $10.

Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing?

June 5, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

The immensity of Africa


By Kai Krause.

"A small contribution in the fight against rampant Immappancy.

I featured this graphic back in 2010 but upon seeing it mentioned again in a tweet by Kirstin Butler, I thought an encore wouldn't hurt.

Once the web ensorcells Africa, there'll be no looking back.

June 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Velociraptor Claw Flask


That's different.


From the website:


This flask is ALL hand made and designed to satisfy every dinosaur lover's dream.

The flask is clear glazed on the inside to make it food safe.

Dimensions are 7" tall x 4.5" wide x 1.25" at its thickest.

Made of porcelain and capped with a cork stopper.

Holds approximately 2.5 oz.




[via Danny t]

June 5, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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