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January 15, 2019

Best 404 Page Not Found of the year

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Res ipsa loquitur.

When I hit the back button, this is where I landed.

January 15, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"I feel better already" — my favorite commercial

Res ipsa loquitur.

January 15, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Stand Out of Our Light — James Williams


Full book PDF here.

Free, the way we like it.

I'm reading it now and finding it bracingly refreshing.

January 15, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

My favorite building in the world is for sale


Back story here.

To help you prepare your bid, it will be useful to know that the Abu Dhabi Investment Council paid $800 million for a 90% stake in the property in 2008.

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Apply within.

January 15, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

bookofjoe's Favorite Thing: CB's Nuts Robust Roasted Peanuts


You know how once in a while, while eating salted-in-the-shell peanuts, you get one that's markedly darker and smaller than the rest?

And how that peanut tastes deeper and more peanut-y than the others?

Well, guess what?

My CrackResearch Team©® woke up for a few minutes from its baseline state of collective stupor and brought back news of these wonderful peanuts, each and every one of which is dark, with colors ranging from dulce de leche caramel to near black.

And the taste: you must be a limousine!*

Wait a sec, joe.

No matter.

From the back of the bag: 

We get the freshest U.S.A.-grown peanuts, roast them in small batches using our antique barrel roaster, and deliver them fresh.

Our flame-fired barrel roaster's constant rotation and lower temperature ensures each peanut is evenly roasted.

This slow and low technique sets us apart from the industry, for which a quick, hot roast on a conveyor is standard.

We find that our minimal processing and attention to each small batch allows the peanut to reach its delicious potential.

I won't argue.

12 oz. bag: $4.99.

So good, they're cheap at twice that price.

P.S. My favorite regular roast salted-in-the-shell peanuts are those made by Virginia Diner.

P.P.S. Pro tip: peanuts should be kept refrigerated when not being eaten.

*Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing?

January 15, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)

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