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September 17, 2013

Flash Mob Singing Opera Breaks Out in London Food Shop

Wrote reader Joe Peach: "Routine shopping in an Italian grocery store in London was interrupted by a flash mob of five opera singers who burst into 'Finiculi Finicula' for unsuspecting customers."

Bravo!

[via Big Geek Daddy]

September 17, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Clip-On Watch

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Below, excerpts from Sean Marvin's Cool Tools review.

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I don’t wear a wrist watch — years of working and hobbies in which items on the wrist or hands are dangerous killed that habit.

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However, I still kept a digital watch because I needed the time, stopwatch, and timer functions.

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I stumbled on this kids' watch with all the features you would expect from a digital watch: time, alarm, timer, illumination, and water resistance to 50m.

My first one lasted 4 years before the spring on the clip failed; the timekeeping functions still works fine so it's now my gym watch.

I replaced it with an identical model which I wear on my belt loop most days; if I'm out hiking with a pack, I clip it onto the shoulder strap.

It may not be stylish but it is a nice durable utilitarian watch.

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I must say, they had me at the second picture from the top, with that 360° within-frame rotation capability.

Love that. 

$15.99.

September 17, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Best comment of the month — "Ecstasy? Is it ecstasy?"

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Above, jessa's comment on this morning's 12:01 a.m. post featuring Party G1rl lollipops.

Below,

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Mike Harney's buzzkill.

Watch their video and come to your own conclusion.

I did.

heh

September 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Thundershirt — Pet anxiety control garment

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Wrote Jason Iannone in a Cracked.com post:

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You know how some pets get scared of loud noises?

Yes, the particularly lazy among us are turning to the Thundershirt, perhaps the most passive manner of pet anxiety control this side of blatantly ignoring the animal and rolling your eyes until it stops whining.

At its most basic, you're sticking your pet in a blood-pressure monitor that squeezes their body, which is supposed to soothe them in times of stress and fear.

The Thundershirt hugs them until their little heart stops pounding and their fear goes away.

And if it's not enough that the Thundershirt is a symbol of laziness, it's also likely detrimental to your dog.

As we've shown in the past, doing anything different during a bad situation, whether it be comforting, cooing, hugging, or running around like a maniac cursing God for the hell He hath wrought upon your humble abode, only serves to confuse your pet and reinforce their fears.

So whether you stroke your pet while humming a lullaby, or simply slap a squeezy shirt on it, you're ****ing the animal up.

But at least the former shows you care.

Oh, and don't believe their website when they show pictures of cats wearing their product.

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Bull****; you might get a dog to wear this thing, because a dog will do whatever you want.

But a cat? Good luck.

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By the time they're done clawing your brains out for even attempting it, you'll be a quivering, shaky mess, and you might as well wear the Shirt yourself.

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$39.95.

September 17, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Catme 13/Glass Effect 72 — Gray Cat gets her game face on for MNF through Google Glass (video)

It's understandable she was pulling for the Bengals.

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Party G1rl Lollipops — "Tastes like birthday cake icing — and makes anyone who eats one go instantly into party mode"

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Does Ali Spagnola know about this?

From the website:

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Our friends here in Austin started up a pretty awesome electro-party-dance-pop band called Party G1rl.

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The frontwoman, Rose Russogle, asked us if we could make them a special lollipop for their merch table and promotional stuff.

So we made this for them — it tastes like birthday cake icing and makes anyone who eats one go instantly into party mode.

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Every time.

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Four for $10.

September 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

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