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March 22, 2013

Perfection Male Urinal — Perfect Bumper Dumper Sidekick


Reader Alan Fick, commenting on Wednesday's Bumper Dumper post, wrote (alluding to the news that the Flautist Institute School of Charm and Deportment had just named the Bumper Dumper its Official Toilet): "Mind if I bring this along?"

From Epstein's Daily Dispatch:


Perfection has finally been achieved!

For centuries philosophers and religious scholars have argued whether perfection can possibly exist in our earthly physical world.

Are we capable of understanding and reaching a state of perfection or is it simply a human abstraction that cannot possibly be achieved.

Well, debate no more, because we have seen perfection and it is a male urinal.

How can we be so sure?

Because it says so it right on the bottom:


It's even been trademarked so no one else can make any claims to it.

Also, it has convenient markings on the sides in both cc's and ounces.



From the urinal website:


"Got to pee? No toilet? Urine luck! — 1960's Military Glass Urinals

Measures up to 850 cc's (on one side) and up to 28 oz. (on the other).

Says "Perfection. Male Urinal" on the bottom of the glass.

Nice thick glass.

2"-wide mouth.

7-1/2" tall.



March 22, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

The writer — dead or alive — Marilynne Robinson would most like to meet

From an interview published March 7, 2013 in the New York Times Book Review: "A wonderful writer has given the best of herself or himself in the work. I think many of them are frustrated by the thinness and inadequacy of ordinary spoken language, of ordinary contact even with the people they know best and love best. They turn to writing for this reason. I think many of them are magnanimous in a degree their lives cannot otherwise express. To meet Emily Dickinson or Henry James would be, from their side, to intrude on them, maybe even to make them feel inadequate to expectation. I can't imagine being a sufficient reason for the disruption. We do have their books. That said, I would like to meet William James."

March 22, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Hedgehog Toothpick Holder — You thought YOU were having a bad hair day...




A 2011 design by Dinan, France-based Erwan Péron.



March 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Times I revise something I have written



Does the shoe fit?

All too well?

Thought that might be the case.

Alas, not true for me when it comes to bookofjoe: I revise many posts 10-15 times, only to still find mistakes and errors after they're published.


[via Cheezburger]

March 22, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Aerogel — finally, you can have what NASA used to capture stardust*


From reader dc3 comes news that aerogel — the world's lowest density solid, the real deal, the stuff Scientific American got all misty-eyed writing about when it first appeared on the scene years ago — is now available to anyone who can fog a mirror (and provide a valid credit card number).


From Wikipedia: "Aerogel was first created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in 1931, as a result of a bet with Charles Learned over who could replace the liquid in 'jellies' with gas without causing shrinkage."

26mm x 7mm aerogel disc: $35.

*NASA's Stardust mission was launched on February 7, 1999 and returned to Earth with stardust captured in aerogel on January 15, 2006.

March 22, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Is your family physician a quack?

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You be the judge.

[via Richard Kashdan]

March 22, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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