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October 31, 2013

Taus Makhacheva at Raf Projects/Tehran — Opening today


Yesterday I received the email above.

I was about to move it to Junk when I stopped and looked at it for a bit.

Then I got to wondering... what would it be like to attend tomorrow's opening, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Tehran time?

The thing about Iran is that an overwhelming majority of the Iranian people have no problem with Americans — it's just the idea of the country "America" that seems to trigger a reflex rage reaction.

Perhaps a fan of mine in Iran will attend and fill us all in via the Comments section.

Bueller? Anyone?

October 31, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Pecan Pie in a Jar

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Prediction: 9 out of 10 jars of this stuff get eaten without any ever appearing in a pie.

Tell you what: if I buy some that's mos def gonna be the outcome.

But I digress.

From the website:


Great Pecan Pie — The Easy Way

The Great San Saba River Pecan Company of San Saba, Texas uses pecans from 10,000 trees in creating their award-winning gourmet products.

Sugar, corn syrup, natural flavors, salt, and big, tasty pecan halves go into this superior all-natural pie filling.

Add eggs and melted butter, then pour into your favorite crust, bake, and enjoy.

22-ounce jar makes two standard 9" pies or one deep-dish 9" pie.


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October 31, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Sergio De La Pava — author of the remarkable novel "A Naked Singularity" — on Criminal Justice in Popular Culture

A previous video appeared here on October 15, 2013.

My first post about this great author and his stunning book appeared here on August 27, 2013.

October 31, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

3M Heavy Duty Mounting Tape


Below, excerpts from Douglas Cawley's Cool Tools review.


This product is a game-changer.

Goodbye glue, screws, nails, rivets, and studs.

In the right application, it permanently bonds plastic, fiberglass, porcelain, glass, PVC, wood, cloth, concrete, and just about any other material you're likely to encounter.

Mounting a GPS unit on a car dash? Done. Need to secure a circuit board to a metal rack? No problem. Want to stick together tricky space-age materials, like Velcro to a Kydex knife sheath? Forget about exotic adhesives; use VHB tape (it stands for Very High Bond, by the way).

Don't mistake this stuff for temporary mounting tape: it forms a PERMANENT bond, and trying to remove it will likely remove the finish on both bonded surfaces.



3/4" x 45 foot roll: $35.82.

October 31, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

South from Alaska in an Alto Safari Condo — through Google Glass

From the YouTube caption: "The other day, while I was out looking for a store near my house that turns out to have gone out of business five or six years ago, I happened on a striking trailer hitched to a truck in the parking lot. Meet Steve and Karen, just passing through Charlottesville — all the way from Alaska."

Part 2 of my video adventure with Steve and Karen will appear here tomorrow (Friday, November 1) at 4:01 a.m. and will feature the most amazing and wonderful feature of this singular travel tool: a pushbutton roof elevation mechanism that I predict will blow your mind every bit as much as it did mine.

Bonus: Steve invited me in to take a look and I was very impressed by the sense of space: you will see for yourself in tomorrow's video that it feels much bigger inside than you can imagine it could just by looking at it from the outside.

Their Alto Safari Condo is less than a month old and they are pushing it to the max.

Want one?

email denis.messier@safaricondo.ca and mention that Steve and Karen sent you: that'll fire him up.

October 31, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Küat Bottle — Water bottle with integrated coiled cable lock and screw-off mini container for cash, keys, or whatever


From Bloomberg Businessweek:


"The Bottle Lock looks like a water bottle — because it is one —


but it also hides a coiled cable lock,


along with a screw-off container to hold cash or keys."


Black, White, Pink, or Rasta: $25.18.

October 31, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

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