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January 18, 2013

Glow-in-the-Dark Duct Tape

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I'll take one.

1.88 inches wide x 10 yards long.

$4.99.

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When Maira Kalman met Marcel Proust

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Above, her illustration on page 45 of the January 21, 2013 New Yorker.

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4th Dimension Clock

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"A wall clock made of cement. Light and shadows, cast by the spiral staircase design, change with the time. The concept is to link space and time."                       

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5.9"Ø x 3.3"D.     

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Second hand in Blue or Red.

$199.

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When Werner met Cormac

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From Open Culture:

On Science Friday (listen here), physicist Lawrence M. Krauss suggests that science and art ask the same fundamental question: Who are we, and what is our place in the universe?

Over the next hour, Krauss is joined in his exploration of this question by the great filmmaker Werner Herzog ("Grizzly Man," "Encounters at the End of the World") and 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner Cormack McCarthy ("The Crossing," "The Road," "No Country For Old Men"). Much of their discussion revolves around Herzog's latest film, the 3-D documentary "The Cave of Forgotten Dreams," but they also address bottleneck theory, complexity science, the history of painting, and the upcoming rise of the machines.

Pictured up top, Herzog on the left and McCarthy on the right.

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What took so long?

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One size fits most.

$3.99.

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Things worth remembering

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Over the years certain things I committed to memory long ago have turned out to be useful on a regular basis.

Below, some I invoke frequently:

1. 2.54 centimeters = 1 inch. I use this conversion several times every week, on the fly.

2. Not only... but also — it is not appreciated by most writers and publications that the words "not only" must always be followed by "but also." Even august publications forget this fact. I don't, nor should you.

3. "Misspelled" and "misspelling" are often misspelled. Two s's, two l's. Memorize it, then laugh whenever you see it wrong. Which will be soon and often.

4. ROY G BIV — Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet. The order of colors (longest to shortest wavelength) into which white light separates passing through a prism. Useful when you want to order groups of objects differing only in color: nature makes it easy to be natural if you know the drill.

5. "Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky at morning, sailors take warning." Not just for sailors.

6. "30 days hath September, April, June and November; all the rest have 31...." At least once a week I rerun this refrain in my head to pinpoint how many days till something happens.

What about you, joehead Nation?

What you got to make life easier?

Here's your big chance to strut your stuff under the bright lights for the whole world to marvel at.

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