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April 23, 2013

"Oblivion" — "I am Jack Harper, and I’m home."

Up top in the headline, the final line from the best movie of the year.

Not even close.

$14 (senior discount, heh) just bought me a pair of Real 3D glasses and an eighth-row-center seat in my Podunk town's only IMAX theater for two hours of space opera and excitement.

In no particular order, elements of:

• "Top Gun"

• "Star Wars"

• "Total Recall"

• Phillip K. Dick-ian multiple selves simultaneously existing in the same reality/space-time continuum (as opposed to everyday life, which keeps the continua discretely separated for our living convenience and ease of reference)

• "2001: A Space Odyssey"

I am so glad I didn't read any reviews, which I'm sure are horrible.

Feh.

I know what I like and I liked this movie.

Tom Cruise has never been better — at least not since "Top Gun": this time around he's got swaggah.

Yeah. 

April 23, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Make a clock out of anything

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It supplies the mechanism to keep time, you supply the hour and minute hands.

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Love it.

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Designed by Seoul-based Bomi Kim on whose site appear the above three graphics.

April 23, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

"Once a cat butler, always a cat butler" — Bill Hall

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Reader P. Tempke sent me this wonderful essay by Bill Hall, former editorial page editor of the Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune.

April 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Gray Cat's Favorite Thing: FURminator de-shedding tool

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It would appear Gray Cat's not the only kitty on the planet who loves what this thing can do: read the reviews on Amazon.

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I'm talking major 5-star review overhang (above), almost always a solid indicator of real quality and value.

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But don't take my word for it: look at the wads of fur (above and below) removed from cats all over the place with this tool: amazing.

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How many hairballs averted, one wonders.

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It's as much fun to use as it must be to be FURminated: I just love my sessions with Gray Cat.

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When I got mine there was only one version for cats and it cost around $30.

Now it comes in four varieties: for long and short hair cats, each iteration then subdivided by size into versions for large and small animals.

Also, the price is about 60% what it used to be.

$18.

If you buy one and don't love it, let me know and I'll happily refund twice what you paid for it.

Because that's the bookofjoe way.

April 23, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Taking your pet bears out for their morning walk — They do things differently in Russia

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From EnglishRussia:

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"Just a couple regular citizens on the morning walk with their pets in a neighborhood of apartment houses."

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"Look how people are not alarmed, why express signs of interest if this is a regular thing going around every day here?"

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I'm thinking that if you had a couple of these wandering around your place, Dropcams might be superfluous in terms of home security.

April 23, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Number 2 Pencil Stylus

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From USA Today :

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• Soft rubber tip keeps your screen smudge free

• Hexagonal cross section keeps it from rolling off your desk

• Yellow hue to remind you of the first day of school

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$19.99.

April 23, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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