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November 24, 2013

BehindTheMedspeak: Causes of Untimely Death


Superb infographic by Thomas Porostocky.

Text by Lee Simmons.

[via Wired]

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What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: not LEGO-related.

A third: made in Sweden.

November 24, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

"Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation With Noam Chomsky" — Michel Gondry

The French director, best known for films like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "The Green Hornet," takes a side trip through the linguistic looking glass.

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Lightning Vest


Say what?


From Wired: "Your choices for on-bike 'safety clothing' are limited: windbreakers with reflective strips sewn in or one of those garish vests worn by roadside trash-­collection crews. The Lightning, a simple feather­weight net of reflective ­material, offers elegant respite."


Think outside the bicycle space.


Like, running...?

From the product website:


The Lightning Vest is a hand-netted, highly visible safety vest made from a custom developed 3M reflective material.

It can be worn all year — day and night — and layered over jackets or t-shirts.

The neck opening is wide enough to pass over a helmet and the netting is large enough for your hand to access your pockets.

The Lightning Vest is very strong, lightweight, and compact enough to fit in your pocket without ever getting tangled.

Unisex sizing — the Lightning Vest has a loose fit so it can be worn over a jacket.

Handmade in our New York studio.

Packaged in a 100% cotton pouch.



Small or Medium: $138.

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Twilight, with a fire burning in the distance — through Google Glass

Looking out the window this past Friday around 6 p.m.

Google Glass couldn't see Gray Cat, who was in the picture the entire time.

I guess all cats are not just gray in the dark....

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Zippo Hand Warmer


Just the thing for a cold winter day.


From websites:



• Low odor

• Easily refillable

• Employs safe catalytic burner

• Rugged all-metal construction

• Zippo premium lighter fluid recommended

• Includes hand warmer, warmer bag, and filling cup

• Produces up to 12 hours of steady warmth with one filling

• Excellent for hunting, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and football

• Sleek, compact design fits comfortably into pocket or gloves







or Camo.


$8.85 and up.

[via Wired]

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