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November 9, 2012

Roadkill Carpet


From the website:


Do you know the feeling that you do not want to take a look at something, but you still do?

The Roadkill Carpet is a continuous struggle between attraction and repulsion.

It's a warm, soft, cuddly carpet that attracts you to take a nap on it.

But at the same time it's a repulsive image of a car-flattened, blood fox.

Hand made from 100% wool.

66.9" x 94.5".



November 9, 2012 at 10:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

iPad mini arrives here at boj World HQ Wednesday November 21


Above and below, two emails I got from Apple yesterday.


Excitement is building throughout the entire complex.

Gray Cat even raised a (proverbial) eyebrow, which is saying something.

November 9, 2012 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Silicone Toilet-Paper Holder

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Said designer Josh Owen in a September 5, 2012 New York Times story, "The bathroom is such a wet environment, and most things are made of materials that are fighting the relationship with moisture. Silicone can live on in perpetuity in those challenging conditions."

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"The knobs hide all the hardware, which cleans up the whole thing visually, and protects the screws from moisture," he said.

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$19 (toilet paper included).

November 9, 2012 at 06:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

"We Aim To Please" — Classic Popeye the Sailor (December 28, 1934)

Am I the only one who watched this on a crummy 12" black and white TV in the 1950s and now finds out how beautiful the cartoon really is, seen in all its high-pixel density glory?

And how great it sounds as well from my stereo speakers as opposed to the old TV console?

[via Flautist]

November 9, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK — "Because nobody will ever see this, trust me."

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Never underestimate the scope and reach of my Crack Research Team®™©, not mentioned here much lately because I've pulled them off their usual pursuits to add oomph to my upcoming (2013) book, "Think Like An Anesthesiologist."


Let's just say that after you've finished reading it, not only will you not want to be an anesthesiologist (or a patient having anesthesia and surgery) but you also will not be able to look at an anesthesiologist the same way ever again.

It's only right and proper that after I metaphorically lift the rock and show you what lies beneath, you should have real questions about just whom it is you're entrusting your life to.

Should be great fun.

But I digress.

My team happened on BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK during their lunch break yesterday, drilling down on a great story Mel Phistopheles — a Facebook friend — added to my wall in response to a story (below)


oftimes slugged "What's Your Price?" featuring George Bernard Shaw.

You can run — but you can't hide.

November 9, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

"Probably the best cat-themed door knocker ever"


I won't argue.

Looks like it would have been right at home in Pompeii.

[via Under The Paw and Jeri Dansky]

November 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to tighten your eyeglass stem — with what's in the room


You know how every now and then one of the screws holding the stem of your glasses or sunglasses to the frame gets loose?

I used to get all bent out of shape until I could get home — where I have a jeweler's screwdriver set, mandatory since sometimes the screws are slot and sometimes they're Phillips head — or stop by a jewelry store to get it tightened.

Then one day last year I thought to myself, come on: there's got to be a better way.

So I stuck my thumbnail in the screw slot and twisted hard.

Lo and behold, the tiny bit of torque was just enough to firm up the screw and put the stem back into proper functioning mode.

I love that I was able to once again invoke one of the defining mantras of my life, a quote from the great Dr. Edwin H. Land: "Solve the problem with what's in the room."

Try this approach with every single thing that vexes you and you will surprised and delighted at how many problems melt away as if by magic into solutions.

Think like an anesthesiologist.

November 9, 2012 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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