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November 16, 2012

Helpful Hints from joeeze: You want a trashbag, put a trashbag where you want it


It's not rocket surgery — yeah, I made that up and so far it hasn't exactly gone viral — but it took me until today to realize that it's stupid and annoying to have to go to the laundry room to get a giant (black 39-gallon) Hefty bag in which to stuff the accumulated newspapers and whatnot that pile up in various places around boj World HQ.


Why not put a box of Hefty bags next to the treadmill?

I mean — yeah?

Work smart, not hard?

Yoo hoo joe — pick up the darn cluephone every now and then.

November 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Coiled Necklace — Eleanor Bolton

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Hand made to order in England.

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12m cotton rope, cotton yarn.

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November 16, 2012 at 10:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Blast from the past: Shorewest Yodeler Commercial

I just can't get enough yodeling this week, witness yet another entry featuring the elusive art.

YouTube video caption: "The classic Shorewest Realtors 'Yodeler' commercial from back in the 1990s. The spot was developed by Meyer & Wallis. The song became a bestseller in local record stores, and Shorewest Realtors became the largest home seller in Southeastern Wisconsin — by far."

[via Flautist]

November 16, 2012 at 09:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Portable Carbon Monoxide Detector


Reading today's front page USA Today story about the many deaths and hospitalizations due to carbon monoxide poisoning in hotels over the past three years, I happened on a statement by Tom Daly, a consultant for the American Hotel & Lodging Association, that "Carbon monoxide incidents are rare, so there's no need for laws requiring hotels to have alarms."


"Installation could cost the industry $250 million, while the chance of guests being poisoned is as rare as being hit by a meteor," he said.

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Dr. Robert Rosenthal of the University of Maryland School of Medicine responded, "I've treated a number of people with carbon monoxide poisoning in hotels, but I have yet to treat a patient with a meteor injury."

Why not get your own portable travel alarm and bypass the stonewalling by the hotel industry?

A snip at $19.99 — in fact, cheap at twice the price.

Think about it. 

But not too long.

November 16, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Fun in the tub — "Don't play with your food!"


Remember when you were a kid and your mom would yell at you during meals?

Where was this picture back then when I needed it?

[via Las Lentejas]

November 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Bamboo Dragonfly


"This is a traditional Chinese toy."


"It can be flown to the sky!"*


12 x 12cm.




*Moon option available (Ralph Cramden, call your office).

November 16, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Shirley Bassey's wake-up call: "Goldfinger" at Royal Albert Hall

This video never fails to jumpstart my feeble heart on days when it's tough to get a grip and get going.

November 16, 2012 at 07:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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