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December 14, 2012

Bird Photo Booth — "Remotely watch, photograph, and even talk to birds in real time"


I do all that and I don't have one of these.

But enough about me.


[via Jerry Young]

December 14, 2012 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

eyetv mobile — "Live TV on your iPhone & iPad"


It took me about six yoctoseconds from seeing this courtesy of my crack LA correspondent's email earlier this afternoon till I placed my order.

Will it work?

Who knows?

The very idea of it is spine-chillingly wonderful and well worth the $99.95 flyer I just took on it.

Stay tuned.

As it were.

December 14, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack



Just in, an email from German company design3000 that addressed me as such.

I like it.


The physical appearance of that big O leading off the charge, breaching the gates and then standing aside and giving way to the infantry of ooo foot soldiers puts me in a pleasant state of mind.

Don't be surprised if the masthead suddenly changes.

Fair warning.

December 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

AKAI 77 Reel-to-Reel Bag


From The Awesomer:



A messenger bag that looks like the AKAI 77 tape deck.


The details on the bag, made entirely of felt, are amazing.

Note the LCD display.



[via Richard Kashdan]

December 14, 2012 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack



From the Wall Street Journal:




Seeds may seem simple at first glance, but don't be deceived. Since first appearing in plants some 360 million years ago, they have evolved to be carried by wind, water, and animal. They are hardy, too: Seeds can sometimes lie dormant for hundreds of years before germinating.


Now out in a new edition, "Seeds: Time Capsules of Life," by photographer Rob Kesseler and Wolfgang Stuppy of the Millennium Seed Bank at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, offers an extensive natural history.


The main attractions are the close-up photos and scanning electron micrographs of the seeds, which capture their incredible diversity.



Above, exemplars from the book; photo captions along with the images here.

December 14, 2012 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Instant Regret Peanut Butter


From the website:


It's with great pride (and no little terror) that we bring you Instant Regret Peanut Butter.

We've gone straight to the top and recruited the (relative) ruler of the chilli jungle, the King Naga chili. We start by milking every last drop of capsaicin from the chilies, which we combine with the finest peanuts money can buy. Throw in a little oil, some seasoning, and a dash of Habanero chili extract just for good measure.

This Firebox exclusive continues our reign of tasty terror, combining a classic spread with the heat of a thousand burning suns. Measuring an absolutely mental 12 million SHU on the Scoville Scale, it's not your everyday spread.

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[via clifyt who added, "Hmmm… should I stop making toasted peanut butter and sriracha sammiches?" Only one way to find out, testing boy....

[I was mildly amused to see that our man in Bloomington has decided to straighten up and fly right in late 2012 for the purpose of his Internet persona — at least as it pertains to his boj visage — by using a link to his day job rather than any of a number of, shall we say, alternative (and I'm being judicious here out of long-time respect and genuine affection for a man whom I've never met nor spoken to nor prolly ever will) landing pads that exist in various backwaters and byways of the innertoobs.

[I'm totally fine with that. Because it should be clear by now to any and all who pass this way that this tent has a very, very large footprint. We welcome everyone, including those who pray, those detest prayer, and those who wish I'd just shut up about this subject and get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Wait a sec... what is our regularly scheduled programming? Never mind.]

December 14, 2012 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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