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October 11, 2012

"Human Communication" — by Wendy MacNaughton


Nobody says more with less than this sui generis San Francisco-based artist.

[via Explore]

October 11, 2012 at 09:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Winged Reflective Biker's Clips


From the website:


Channel the Greek god Hermes.

These cool pant clips comfortably and swiftly peg legs.

The fluorescent PVC glows in the dark, providing visibility for night riding.

Some of our rave-bound customers have been strapping them onto their arms for nightclub accessories.

The strips are lined with a thin material that rolls in a snap, over and over again.

Quite amazing.

Bicycling rules in Amsterdam.

And no one knows this better than mere mortal Gijs Bakker, who created these fab and functional clips for ENO to recall the winged sandals of the legendary messenger and traveler.



Set of two: $20.

[via ThisIsWhyImBroke.com}

October 11, 2012 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Facebook Directory — "Browse by name"

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Even as the venerable old-fashioned telephone book makes its final pass alongside the drain before plunging down into nonexistence, rising up alongside from the virtual quantum foam are directories for the new age. 

Facebook Directory, along with Tuesday's Twitter Profile Directory, represent a new way of ordering and looking at the world, one more in sync with the way we live now.

[via Dara Kerr's October 8 CNET article]

October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

MLB Authenticated Game-Used Base Bar Stool




From The Green Head:


"If you love America's favorite pastime, now you can sit on an actual piece of it. These unique collectible bar stools have seats made from actual game-used MLB Baseball bases certified by the MLB Authentication Program in your choice of 30 Major League Baseball teams."


"Each stool is handcrafted by artisans in California from hand-wrought industrial steel, with an authentic base used as the seat that is uniquely numbered with a hologram that can be verified at MLB.com and a field anchor as used on the diamond."


17.5"W x 17.5"L x 31"H.


Weight: 27 pounds.



October 11, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Why not run in boxers?


Last night while running on my treadmill in boxer shorts the thought occurred to me that I must be nuts to pay $30-$40 for a pair of Nike running shorts when I can buy 4 pairs of perfectly comfortable boxer shorts (top) for $14 (that's $3.50 apiece for those who don't have a calculator handy).

Is there an ordinance prohibiting running in public in boxers?

I mean, could I be arrested right here in friendly Charlottesville, Virginia this coming Saturday morning when I run a 5K starting at 8 a.m. at Clark Hall at UVA wearing boxers instead of my usual ultra-technical wicking shorts?

We're gonna find out.

Stay tuned.

October 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

Electronic Food Bite Counter

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From Craziest Gadgets:


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Ever wanted to know exactly how many bites you take in a day? No? Me neither. But the fact that you CAN find out is just peachy (38 bites in a peach, btw). The Kami Kami sensor from Japan (natch) attaches to your jawbone and connects by wire to a fish-shaped device that shows you on a screen the number of bites you've taken. It makes noises after every 30 and 1,000 bites to encourage kids to chew more.

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Apparently video games are making today's kids so lazy they won’t even fully chew their food without some sort of electronic motivation. Back in my day we chewed all our food, by ourselves, without any of these fancy electronic gadgets and gizmos. And we did it uphill in the snow.


"Attaches to your jawbone"!?

Apply within.

[via Crunchgear and Alan Fick]

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

Ultra-secret bookofjoe World Headquarters®™© exposed on Apple Maps


World exclusive.

My house is the one immediately below the red pin.

The blue dot on the upper right portion of the structure is my telecommunications array, camouflaged as a DirecTV receiver.


Works pretty good, huh?

Fooled you.

October 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

TubePress — Get every last bit from squeezable tubes


You paid for what's in the tube so why shouldn't you have access to all of it?


From reader Jim Cooley came this item not as a link but as a real array of molecules in three dimensions.


He wrote, "I've been wanting to send you the enclosed for ages. Last time I looked I could find NO retail outlet on the web. I get them in Honolulu, at some big drug store in the Ala Moana Shopping Mall. I pick up a dozen or so for gifts just because they are so simple and work GREAT!"


Hope he doesn't hate me for having my Crack Research Team®™© drill down and discover they're available on Amazon.

Eight for $21.52 (tubes of stuff not included).

FunFact: I learned only last year that Flautist and I use the same antiquated 20th-century-dead-ender brand of toothpaste (pictured above undergoing "The Squeeze®™©").

When I received "Easier Said Than Done" from her last week I knew that it wasn't an opinion but, rather, a fact that the Big Bang happened.


How else could she and I have the same precise tastes and likes unless we were part of the same Singularity/Big Bang 13.1 billion years ago?

It ain't rocket surgery.

Wait a sec....

October 11, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

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