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November 20, 2013

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)

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Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii" is a 1972 film featuring Pink Floyd performing six songs in the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy.

It was directed by Adrian Maben and recorded in the month of October with 24 studio-quality tracks without a live audience.

The performances of "Echoes," "A Saucerful of Secrets," and "One of These Days" were filmed from October 4, 1971 to October 7, 1971.

The remaining songs were filmed in a Paris studio, along with additional front projection footage for insertion into the Pompeii performances.

The sequences in Paris were filmed in late 1971/early 1972, and can be distinguished by the absence of Richard Wright's beard.

This version was released in cinemas in September 1972 and is also included on the DVD edition as an extra feature.

In August 1974, another version was released combining the original film with supposed recording sessions of "The Dark Side of the Moon" at Abbey Road Studios.

These sessions were actually staged for the film, as the recording of the album had been completed when these sessions were filmed in January 1973 and the band was mixing the album at the time.


[via Open Culture]

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iPhone 5 Clicking Light Switch Case


From the website:



Is there a better iPhone cover out there for people with OCD?

We don't think so!

Click click click away with the Pachi Pachi Light Switch iPhone 5 cover, a case with two Japanese light switches that you can flick "on and off" to your heart's content.

A great way to get out your stress and irritation at work or elsewhere, the tactile and audio sensation is just perfect.

Did you ever get told off for wasting electricity by flicking the lights on and off as a child?

Well, there are no such worries about the environment here.

Just keep clicking till you've had your fill!

The light switches even make a good stand as well.




White, Black, Pink, or Blue.

$34 (phone not included).

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BehindTheMedspeak: One Night Cough Syrup (1888)


Wrote Gilly Youner, "'One Night Cough Syrup,' some remarkable ingredients, manufactured in Baltimore, 1888."

[via ClassicPics]

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World War II U.S. Army 2-Seat Field Latrine


From the website:


Our very first two-passenger military-surplus field latrine!

Relive those golden moments spent sitting over a slit trench in the woods with a friend.

This new (no need to thank us) genuine WWII-era U.S. Army wooden latrine is painted olive drab, weighs 37 pounds, and measures 41" long x 17" wide x 19.5" high.

The 18" x 14" flip-up lids are over a pair of toilet-seat-shaped openings above the open bottom.

Folds flat for storage and transport.

All you add is the trench.

We're thinking storage bench/conversation piece for the front hall or mud room.



[via Steve Woodruff]

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No place like home: returning after being out running, and coming upon Gray Cat — through Google Glass

No place like home.

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What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a breadbox.

Another: not found in nature.

A third: inedible.

Note: a number of readers have remarked that sometimes the pictures used for this feature are too small to give a person a fighting chance to suss out just what the object is.

For you, a concession: below, a larger version of the object.


Did that help?

Not much?

No worries: click on the larger image and it'll get even bigger.

Still haven't a clue as to what the mystery object is?

I guess you'll just have to cool your jets for another 24 hours like the rest of the angry hordes.


November 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

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