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March 29, 2013

BREAKING: bookofjoeTV is ON! Google Glass invite just in


Above, what appeared in my inbox and Twitter stream a couple hours ago.

Below, my complete application for the Google Glass Explorer program, as submitted on February 27 of this year.


Below, my immediate thought on receiving word I'm in.


March 29, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

Motley Apricot Paintworks — Flautist's Etsy Store is Open for Business


After years of my beating on her to create a formal Etsy shop instead of sporadically selling her work on eBay as she's long done, the sui generis Georgia Peach commenter extraordinaire — whose sidebar remarks on bookofjoe have caused many readers to remark they come for what she has to say rather than the main event — has opened a storefront.


Motley Apricot Paintworks had its soft opening March 17 and instantly sold two items, occasioning a flurry of activity there as the elves busied themselves preparing more cool stuff for today's Grand Opening Celebration (this is that, in case you were wondering).


You want more Flautist?


Visit her shop and read the product descriptions, each with her characteristic flair and droll offhand litany of history and back story.

But don't sleep on it: once the great world sees what's available — and for a song — her stuff's gonna fly outa there.

Fair warning.

Full disclosure: A couple shelves in one of my bookcases feature various and sundry items Flautist has sent me over the years, each more quirky and whimsical and Roz Chast-meets-Andy Kaufman than the last.

March 29, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Bag Filling Rack

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From the website:


Fill food storage bags easily.

Ingenious hands-free rack holds your food storage bags open for easy filling.

Adjusts for various bag sizes and folds flat for storage.

Can also be used to dry bags for reuse.

Plastic with non-skid base.


Two for $9.99.

March 29, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Mars Gigapixel Panorama

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"Curiosity rover: Martian solar days 136-149."

[via Andrew Bodrov]

March 29, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Ruler with Integrated Level aka Level with Integrated Ruler


You say potato, I say potahto.

From the website:


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Handy ruler and level in one.

Lightweight aluminum 2-foot ruler has built-in vertical and horizontal levels.

Marked in inches and millimeters.

Handle for easy use.

Hole for hanging.



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