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November 3, 2012

Flushless Toilet Mug

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A new low.

From a website: "Slurp down your morning cup of joe from this hilarious ceramic toilet mug. Sure to make you smile even if your day is going down the crapper!"

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But wait, there's more: "Also fun as a candy dish on your desk!"

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[via Alan Fick]

November 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Water Detail: Reader Paul Biba reports from Sandy-ravaged Bernardsville, New Jersey

Above, a bookofjoe World Exclusive Premiere: Paul Biba, former editor-in-chief of Teleread and my friend for the past couple years, is now filing daily video reports of his life after Sandy in Bernardsville, New Jersey — one of America's 10 wealthiest suburbs, now reduced to Third World conditions as a result of being at the center of Sandy's fury.

Tune in here daily for more reports in the days — and, believe it or not, possibly even weeks — to come before electricity is finally restored to Paul's neck of the woods.

I wonder if there are any other joeheads in Paul's hood?

Now's the time to make yourself known, what?

November 3, 2012 at 10:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Tired of being jerked around by time? How about turning the tables?

But you'll have to hurry.

You know how we're supposed to turn our clocks back by one hour before heading for bed tonight so that it can get dark at 3 in the afternoon or thereabouts tomorrow?

Where does it say you have to wait till you go to bed to mess with your clocks?

Time's not an absolute: it's what you make of it.

So what I just made of it is, I went around my house turning all my watches and clocks back an hour. 

"Wheeeeeeeee!!!!" — as Maxwell the annoying TV pig would squeal — all of sudden the White Knight is talking backwards and the Red Queen's "off with her head!"

Too great!

"Feed your head."

November 3, 2012 at 09:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

New York, New York — After the storm


Res ipsa loquitur.

November 3, 2012 at 08:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Larry in Paul Biba's Bedroom




I simply couldn't resist.

There it is up top, in flagrante delicto.

And that's not all: how about in the bathroom?

Yeah, there too! (Below).


Friend and reader Paul Biba, barely stayin' alive in post-apocalyptic SandyLand aka Bernardsville, New Jersey, just sent me these pictures of his current favorite flashlight — Larry — in use at his house.

My plumber, Kevin Burns, told me about this wonderful little light a few months ago, noting that he used it many times a day for all manner of things and now rarely used any other flashlight.

That's a pretty powerful recommendation.


Long story about the Larry Flashlight (above) short:

  • 11 hours hands-free lighting
  • 60 lumens from 8 LEDs
  • Light travels 46 meters
  • Rotating magnetic clip
  • Water-resistant


But wait — it gets even better: runs on 2 ordinary AAA batteries instead of those stupid flat ones you won't be able to find when you need them.

Paul's a flashlight FREAK with a huge collection of very expensive hardware, all of which sits gathering dust on his shelves during the power outage in New Jersey while little Larry makes itself useful everywhere.

Don't wait for a disaster: get one for yourself NOW.

While you're at it, get some for people you care about.

I know I did.

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Gray Cat-approved—


so you know it must be good.

November 3, 2012 at 07:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

'Confessions" — Candy Chang


Long story short:


What happens in Las Vegas


becomes art in Las Vegas —


after being transformed




Candy Chang.


[via Alan Fick]

November 3, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

BERAKFAST — Democrats' November surprise?


Photographed by Cass Cannon — grand panjandrum of Peg's Salt — at Raceway Gas in Tappahannock, Virginia on February 5, 2012.

November 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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