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January 3, 2018

Got Essays?

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Perhaps you're tired of books and magazines and newspapers and Instagram and Snapchat and Twitter and Facebook and all the rest.

I hear you.

Try an essay or three from one of these:


Arts & Letters Daily

Brain Pickings

Fair warning: there goes the rest of the day/week/month/year/your life, depending....

January 3, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Plastic razor blades just don't cut it


For many years I've read about how plastic razor blades are better than metal for any number of reasons, and I've resisted trying them because come on — plastic razor blades?

Finally Joe Peach, one of my truest and longest-duration fans, many of whose suggestions have appeared here over the years, prevailed upon me to just give them a try.

So I did.

With a fresh plastic blade, I first scraped the flat side of my glass shower door, then did the same with the inside door of my toaster oven.

I then made a second pass, repeating the procedures with a new metal blade (using the same scraper handle as employed with the plastic blade).

In both cases, a significant amount of debris came off during the second pass with the metal blade, evidence to me that "plastic blades just don't cut it."

And no, I did not reverse the process, using metal first and then plastic — it seemed pointless.

Like the guy said, "You want a blue suit, turn on a blue light."

January 3, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Limited-Edition Hello Kitty Dry Suit


From the website:


The Hello Kitty Dry Suit is for seriously kawaii water sports.

Look out for the Sanrio cat's iconic red and white ribbons decorating the arms and shoulders, as well as a few on the chest.

And can you spot Hello Kitty's eyes and whiskers too?

Just in case you can't tell what character this is meant to be, "Hello Kitty" is stamped on the back of the left leg.

This is a strictly limited edition item, with only 50 available.

Features and Details:

• Genuine dry suit with valve and sealing

• Optional diving hood (white or black) with red Kitty-chan ribbon (large or small)

• Optional ankle weight (1.1 lb.)



January 3, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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