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November 30, 2019

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to repair a torn shower curtain hook hole

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From websites:

Shower Curtain Saver

Add years of life to curtains and liners — just apply a clear Curtain Saver over each hole.

Don't throw out your favorite shower curtain because of a torn hook hole.

These strong plastic reinforcements can be applied in seconds and last years.

For best results, apply one saver on each side of the curtain hole.

12 for $6.30.

N.B.: If you plan to reinforce all your shower curtain/liner holes while they're still intact, buy two sets of 12 for each item: there are 12 holes in a standard shower curtain/liner.

Then you'll know how many holes it takes not to fill the Albert Hall but, rather, exist in a standard shower curtain.

Even I can do that math — as long as I have a calculator.

But maybe you don't have a calculator and maybe you don't have any interest in ordering these things.

I can see how you'd feel that way.

"Solve the problem with what's in the room," was one of Edwin H. Land's favorite sayings.

I've always found it a source of inspiration and a spur for invention.

One day, many years ago, I noticed a tear between one of the holes in my shower curtain and the top edge, just like in the picture up top.

I shrugged.

I mean, you have 11 others to take up the slack, right?

But as time went on and I'd occasionally glance at the defect and think about it, I wondered if there was a way to repair it with what was in the room.

At the time I lived in a studio apartment in LA so it really was "in the room."

But I digress.

I espied a roll of strapping tape, that really strong stuff you hurt yourself trying to tear before you give up and go get a knife or scissors.

Then I remembered I had a paper punch, the kind you use to punch holes in plain paper so you can put it in a three-ring binder.

I cut off a piece of strapping tape about two inches long and folded it over the top of the shower curtain and over both sides of the torn hole.

Then I used the paper punch to make a new hole.

Wunderbar.

Note: This post appeared in boj in slightly different form on January 13, 2007.

You could look it up.

November 30, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Science — And Neuroscience — Behind Bruce Lee's Amazing One-Inch Punch

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What makes a good relationship?

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[via Information is Beautiful]

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Time Machine?

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Kurt Gödel once remarked, "If time travel is possible, then there is no such thing as time."

I stumbled upon my Google photo archive (I had no idea such a thing even existed) and was gobsmacked to find a zillion pix dating all the way back to the turn of the century.

Quite interesting, browsing the past....

I happened on the photo up top and was mystified when I read the details surrounding its creation: How is it possible that I had one of my annual wallet calendars for 2007 on January 1, 2002?

Then the penny dropped and I realized I must have never set the camera's calendar: sure enough, every picture taken with that Minolta Dimage X is timed and dated 5:30 AM Tuesday, January 1, 2002.

November 30, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Dishnet*

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From the website:

Stretchy silicone net hooks to your dishwasher rack and keeps everything locked down.

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No more water-filled dishes

Folds easily for storage.

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$10.80

*Satellite TV not included

November 30, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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