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September 12, 2013

Organic Crystal Lemon Cucumbers


Wrote Fuchsia Dunlop, "The size of limes, prickly like a three-day beard. I've never seen these before."

Spotted at the Islington Farmer's Market — "London's first ever and most established."

Fair warning.

September 12, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: larger than a bread box.

Another: multifunctional.

A third: silent.

September 12, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Chiropractic Proofs


[via Cary Sternick, co-star of the soon-to-be-a-major-flop "Joe & Cary Show"]

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USB Rechargeable Bike Blinky Light


Below, excerpts from Alexander Rose's Cool Tools review .



When riding after dark you really want some good marker lights for your bike (a marker light is a blinky light that helps drivers see you when riding at night.)

I find, though, that most of these lights are either too big or they use short-lasting and hard-to-find watch-type batteries.

Knog makes a surprisingly bright LED light for your bike in soft silicone that recharges in any USB socket.

This means you don't have yet another wall wart to lose and you can always do a last minute charge at work or even in the car.

The light is low profile so you can just leave it on your bike so it's always there when you need it.



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Catme 13/Glass Effect 67 — A Saturday night walk at UVA's Corner — Through Google Glass (video)

I need to get out more.

After watching last Saturday's blowout loss to Oregon on TV I thought to myself "joe, you need to get out more."

So I did.

September 12, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Invisible Glove


I'd never heard of this stuff till I read Alexander Rose's September 5, 2013 Cool Tools review (below).


I am horrifically allergic to poison oak.

I am also an avid mountain biker in northern California.

This not a good combination.

I have tried all the soaps and wipes but none of them really help, especially if you are out all day and can't get to a shower soon after exposure.

I have found only one reasonable way to stop the oils from getting into my skin: Invisible Glove, a skin protectant used by mechanics so they can wash their hands clean after working on cars.

There are similar products sold specifically for poison oak, but they cost vastly more, and work the same.

I find that if I rub my legs and arms down with Invisible Glove and shower with a soap like Dawn or Tecnu right after riding either I don't get any rash or it's much more limited and tolerable.

It is still worth being as careful as possible, and making sure that clothes get right into the washer (to prevent poison oak oils from getting all over the house), but Invisible Glove seems to be the best preventative against weeks of awful rash that I have found.



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