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September 2, 2013

"How to Put Yourself Inside of a Coat" — Allie Brosh gives a lesson

Video caption: "If you want to be inside of a coat, but you are not currently inside of a coat, you may find this instructional video helpful. In five easy steps, I explain to you the complex process of inserting your body into a coat. I am very confident that at the end of this video, you will either be wearing a coat in the correct fashion or very nearly wearing a coat in the correct fashion."

The grand panjandrum of Hyperbole and a Half — whose much-anticipated book "Hyperbole and a Half"

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at long last comes out next month — uploaded the video to YouTube on October 9, 2010, shortly before her life turned inside out.

Perfect metaphor.

September 2, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

"I could eat a horse" Spaghetti Measure

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Res ipsa loquitur.

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Made in Iceland.

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Designed by Stefán Pétur Sólveigarson.

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Green or White Plastic: $14.90.

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Stainless Steel: $54.90.

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[via TOXEL]

September 2, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"The Art in the Science of DNA: A Layperson's Guide to the Subjectivity Inherent in Forensic DNA Typing" — Erin Murphy

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The New York University law professor had me at the title of her 23-page article in the Emory Law Journal (Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 489-512; 2008).

The first page appears up top.

The last page is below.

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If you decide to read the piece you will begin to understand why so-called "objective" tests are, in the end, never that.

September 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Ear-piercingly loud Keychain Emergency Alarm

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101dB will get anyone's attention.

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Might save your life, you never know.

From the website:

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Personal Security Alarm is compact enough to be carried in pocket or purse and can be attached to a keychain.

It features an ear-piercing alarm that is easily activated and easily turned off with the push of a button.

Features and Details:

• Slick design

• Compact size

• Can be carried in pocket or purse

• Convenient clip so you can attach it to your belt

• Deactivate by pressing button located at the bottom

• Uses three AG13 batteries (included)

• Can also be attached to a keychain

• Easy activation buttons (on sides)

• Ear-piercing alarm — 101dB

• Plastic with metal clip

• 3" x 1½" x ½"

• Weight: 1 oz.

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$17.50.

September 2, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Catme 13/Glass Effect 57 — Gray Cat is gray in the dark (video)

For a change I thought I'd feature video from another device, this time one of my DropCams using its infra-red capability to capture Gray Cat in the dark.

September 2, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Would you pay $1,225 for a ham?

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Me neither — but if you bought one for me and had it shipped to my house, I wouldn't be upset.

heh.

$1,225 (on sale: marked down from the regular price of $1,280) is what a nine-pound boned Jamón de Bellota free range acorn-fed 100% Ibérico ham will set you back.

I just did the math: that's $136/pound.

September 2, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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