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September 25, 2020

Nike needs to hire Geppetto


If you're gonna charge $250 for a pair of top of the line running shoes, the least you can do is use decent glue on the soles.

Above, exemplars of two different pairs of Nikes I purchased in the last couple years, each of which has had the contact surfaces of the soles detach from the foam underneath.

I just noticed the green shoe's rubber piece was coming off yesterday; the shoe closer to Gray Cat has just 1 (one) of the original 4 (four) black rubber tiles still in situ (the other shoe of this pair lost all [ALL] of its black tiles a long time ago: as I recall, I noticed the first one to be coming loose within a month of buying them).

Sure, I can repair them with ShoeGoo (below)


but that gets old when you have to keep doing it over and over.

Shape up, Nike!

September 25, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)



A lot going on here.

Free, the way we like it.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

September 25, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'Tortillas Construction Module' — Damián Ortega

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Damián Ortega, 43, was born and lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

He created 'Tortillas Construction Module' in 1998 using corn tortillas.

The piece is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, New York City.

September 25, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Experts' Expert: Jacques Pépin shows how to fry an egg

It's what's for breakfast.

September 25, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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Bluelounge makes great stuff: quality build, nice looking, functional.

From their website:

A socket accessory shelf with built-in cable management

Keep your counters clear and your device safe.

The convenient, easy-to-install shelf replaces your existing outlet faceplate.

Cord neatly wraps under the base for a seamless appearance.

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Create an instant charging station anywhere in your home or office.

Perfect for smart hubs, phones, electric toothbrushes, and any other small electronic devices requiring a socket.

Ideal for Amazon Echo, Google Home, or other small devices, the SocketStation can hold up to 3 pounds and is engineered to neatly manage excess cords seamlessly within the interior of the shelf.

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Convenient and space-saving: The SocketStation is an instant space maker for bathrooms, kitchens, offices, and bedrooms, and is perfect for holding any device or hub.

Easy to use: Simply remove the lid, wrap any extra cord, plug it in, and establish your device's new home.

Cords fit neatly through the channel for easy access to the outlet and a sleek, organized look.

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Features and Details:

• 5.875" x 4.5" x 4"

• Holds devices up to 3 lbs.

• Fits most standard U.S. outlets

• Includes two faceplates (below)

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September 25, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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