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July 27, 2013

Ride the space shuttle booster — It's supersonic!

YouTube caption: "From the upcoming "Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle" DVD by NASA/Glenn, a movie from the point of view of the solid rocket booster with sound mixing and enhancement done by the folks at Skywalker Sound. The sound is all from the camera microphones and not fake or replaced with Foley artist sound. The Skywalker Sound folks just helped bring it out and make it more audible."

You want to really experience son et lumière, watch it via AirPlay or an Internet-connected TV on a big flatscreen with great sound: blow the top of your head off.

At least, it did mine.

"Yo joe: how could they tell?"


[via Vince Polley]

July 27, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Watermelon Candle


From the website:




They Look Like Real Watermelon!

5.5"H x 2.36"Ø. 

Hand painted with special wax.

Perfect gift for your friends; cozy detail for your home.

These candles are a great cute decoration for your party. 

I can make as many the same candles as you need, just write a message to me.

All my items are shipped from Lithuania.



[via Bem Legaus!]

July 27, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack



Great cover on the latest issue of Open Skies, the in-flight magazine of Emirate Airlines.

I never really thought about the premise until I read it here but I suppose it is true and will only become more so as Google Glass and its ilk gain traction.

[via Coverjunkie]

July 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Suction Cup Bungee Cords


From the website:


Keep jars and bottles from falling off a shelf.

Stretchy band has strong suction cups that stay in place on any smooth surface and rotate 360° for easy placement.

Use in a medicine cabinet or shower, too.

Tubing is 18" long; can be cut to fit. 


Two for $12.98.

[via The Green Head]

July 27, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Catme 13/Glass Effect 22 — Discarded falsies in the parking lot

Videre est credere.

YouTube caption: "I noticed a pair of what appeared to be falsies tossed on the asphalt in the parking lot of the Barracks Road shopping center yesterday afternoon."

There's a reason Charlottesville's a Podunk town.

You ain't gonna be seeing this kind of stuff in Chelsea Market at Google's stomping grounds, tell you what.

No way they'd last on the ground up there longer than 15 seconds.

FunFact (might be apocryphal): "You never see a dead animal on the road in Cajun country."

July 27, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (8) | TrackBack

Burglar Blaster — DIY Defense System


From ThisIsWhyImBroke: "Stop unwelcome intruders dead in their tracks once you install the anti-burglar defense system. Perfect for defending your electricity-dependent alarm system, this defense system takes a proactive approach by filling up the electrical panel with blinding pepper spray."


From the defense system website:


A self-contained electronic anti-burglar system – no wiring needed! 

Using a passive infrared detection system, a single Intercepter unit can control areas up to 2,000 square feet.

When triggered, the unit releases four ounces of irritating pepper spray to stop an intruder in seconds.

The Intercepter can be installed in minutes with no electrical experience required.

Features and Details:

• 0-40 seconds entry time delay, easily set by owner with nondirectional high-pitched warning tone to remind forgetful owners to switch the unit off. Impossible for intruders to trace the sound to it's source

• Housed in a high-strength, cast aluminum/alloy case — compact and unobtrusive, it can be painted to blend into any setting

• Includes both a key switch and a concealed manually-activated on/off switch

• Needs no external wiring and is not affected by power outages

• Operates up to 4 years on a set of C cells

• Can be reloaded in seconds without tools

• 12V output for options and accessories

• No clean-up required after activation

• 90 second exit time delay

• Battery test circuit

• Automatic reset


Not convinced?

Watch the video below.


July 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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