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July 17, 2016

Look-Alikes: Portraits of people who look alike but aren't related at all

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Photographer Francois Brunelle has found and photographed more than 200 such pairs over 16 years for his "I'm not a Look-Alike!" project.

Above and below,

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few

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exemplars.

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Many more here.

A 2014 New York Times story about Brunelle's work — which also explores whether unrelated people who look alike are alike — is here.

July 17, 2016 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Pencil Stub Rescuer

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Say what?

Tell us more.

From BoingBoing:

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The Tsunago pencil sharpener lets you "chain smoke" your pencils by connecting pencil stubs together.

The Tsunago ("let's connect") has three blades:

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One sharpens like a normal pencil sharpener.

Another bores a hole in the bottom of one stub.

The third makes a plug in the other stub.

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All you need is a bit of wood glue to keep the pencil pieces stuck together.

Details of a Blackwing pencil rescue here.

Video of pencil stub rescue below.

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$29.80.

You say that's all well and good but smacks of a fetish, what with the signature Japanese approach — three blades and you still need to find wood glue and then wait for it to set.

Well, have I got an alternative for you — at less than 1/10 the price.

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How about $2.89 for a one-step quick & dirty solution (above and below)?

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Does that work for you?

I thought so.

I know you so well....

Oh, yeah, one more thing: pencil stub not included.

July 17, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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