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November 30, 2013

Sergio De La Pava: Criminal Justice in Popular Culture (Part 2)

"Criminal Justice in Popular Culture (Part 1)" appeared here on October 31, 2013.

De La Pava's superb novel, "A Naked Singularity," was featured on August 27, 2013.

November 30, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: larger than a bread box (but not by much).

Another: hand made in Germany.

A third:


November 30, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

"Work hard in silence let success make the noise"

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I love this.

[via Joanne Calderwood and Jennifer Raff]

November 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Selfifusen Manga Bubbles Sticky Notes


From the website:



Why should even the most basic office stationery be dull?

The Selifusen, from design unit gung, is a new writing tool inspired by Japanese manga comic books.

When you want to leave a note for yourself or someone, put some real expression into it with these sticky notes in the shape of speech bubbles or sound effects.

Available in two types ("Ah!" or "E!") depending on your mood or what you want to say, this highly original product could only have been designed in Japan.

The set contains three (3!) sticky note blocks, each with 40 notes.

Features and Details

• Speech bubble (2) and sound effect (1)

• 3.1 x 0.2 x 4.3"

• Made in Japan



November 30, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

A fire in the woods out back — Episode 2 (through Google Glass)

People burning debris out back in their yard in the middle of dense woods a half mile or so away, across the creek from my house, got my attention when their fire got to be about 20 feet wide with flames about 20 feet high, so I called the Fire Department.


November 30, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Ostrich feather-tipped ballpoint pen — Maison Martin Margiela


I'm shocked — shocked! — to see something from this designer under $100.


Almost incomprehensible.

From the Maison Martin Margiela website:



Features and Details:

• White ostrich feather attached at stem of ballpoint pen with golden designer stamp

• Uses Bic refill cartridges

• Made in France

• Ostrich, plastic

• 10"W X 19"H

• White body

• Black ink

Christine wrote, "This is the pen we use in the shop! I adore how using it as a gesturing tool dramatizes every sentence uttered. It's a great way of making a less than successful joke a little more chic...."*




*Perhaps I should use one when composing my copy....

[via the New York Times]

November 30, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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