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December 10, 2013

"Nowhere to Run" — Martha & The Vandellas (1965)

I happened on this sensational video yesterday while searching for a song to use in an upcoming post: it blew me away.

I mean, not only is the song one of the great all-time rock anthems, perfectly capturing the ethos and feel of 1965, but it also features one of the greatest cars ever, the first Ford Mustangs — on their assembly line in Detroit!

OMG, talk about when that city ruled the world: this is that moment.

December 10, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Lumio Lamp

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From the New York Times:

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December 10, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Experts' Expert: How The Economist does graphics


Above, John Paul Koning breaks down The Economist's classic style of charting, offering insights that will benefit anyone who can take a lesson from the masters.

Sure taught me a lot.

He's on Twitter.

[via Alberto Cairo]

December 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Squadron Push Pin Set

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6 painted metal pins that look like paper airplanes.


[via the New York Times]

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Gray Cat frolics in her tree on an icy day — through Google Glass

Brrrr... it's chilly out there but toasty warm in here, where Gray Cat prepares for and then puts on a show of kitty acrobatics and tricks as only she can do.

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Cork Remover for Old Wine

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You know how sometimes an old cork can disintegrate into a great bottle of wine, pretty much destroying it?

You do?

Well I don't but I'll take your word for it.

For those of my readers who from time to time are vexed by this unfortunate possibility, there's this nice tool, reviewed as follows by Eric Asimov in the New York Times:


No moment produces as much as much anxiety for wine lovers as pulling a cork on a precious old bottle. A cracked, deteriorated cork can crumble into the wine, marring what should be a joyous moment. Enter the Durand, an ingenious device constructed specifically for older bottles: it can remove even the most fragile corks without incident. And it will pay for itself if one cherished bottle is preserved.


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$125 (case of 1955 Château Latour Pauillac-Médoc included with your order*).

*Only if your name is Flautist.

December 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

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