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March 22, 2019

Reading in bed is defunct

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Long story short: it now takes me months a finish the book I'm reading in bed.

This is because Gray Cat has amped up the intensity of her Sleep Induction Field©® to where I no longer even bother to clean the lenses of my reading-in-bed glasses 'cause what's the point if I can't even finish a page before the book drops from my hand?

Her power derives from a multi-sensorial assault on my waking brain, consisting of:

1) chinchilla-soft fur pressed against my chest and upper arm as I lie on my left side

2) the warmth and compact heft of her petite but powerful 6.25-pound body

3) omnipresent purring on both inhalation and exhalation, which only ceases when she's asleep

4) her smell, just indescribable but addictive to the point that I like to bend my head down and bury my nose in her fur for the few seconds of consciousness that elapse before I fall asleep

Since I was a small boy, reading in bed has been my favorite thing, but I'm OK with this new world order.

Call me smitten.

March 22, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jerry Lewis gives a typing lesson

Back in the day, I was mad about Jerry Lewis and his movies.

I'm talking when I was a boy in the 50s and 60s.

I saw all his movies more than once, some many times: they hit some wonderful sweet spot.

Even now I can do that crazy walk he'd break into for no apparent reason: it cracks people up even though they have no idea I'm imitating him.

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The segment up top is from "Who's Minding The Store?," which came out in 1963.

Even though he's pretty much forgotten in the U.S., in France he's considered a great artist on par with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

March 22, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

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March 22, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

Another: located in the U.S.

A third: wood.

March 22, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Hardshell Backpack

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From the website:

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This lightweight, strong, and durable hardshell offers maximum protection along with carrying comfort.

Lined with durable EPDM foam, it features straps for your laptop and/or tablet to protect against scratches and shocks.

Fits laptops up to 15.6" and has two clever compartments for easy access to smartphones and small items. 

Smart locks — made from the same strong polypropylene as the rest of the backpack — secure your possessions with an audible "snap."

White or grey body with your choice of blue, red, green, white, or black straps.

Made in the Netherlands.

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$299.

March 22, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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