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January 11, 2021

Demon Orb Weaver Spider

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Despite its menacing appearance, the Demon orb weaver spider is not poisonous and thus not a menace to humans.

Endemic to Australia, these spiders excel in killing insects.

Gasteracantha falcicornus are small, generally no larger than 1.2 inches in diameter.

Though their bite is harmless, contact with their spines is painful.

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I'm a sucker for rock star biopics

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In the past year I've watched the movies pictured above and below. 

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Even if I don't like their music, the backstage and travel parts fascinate me.

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What I learned from watching:

1) Being a rock star is very hard work, even with first-class amenities like private jets and limousines

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2) Playing the same songs over and over and over seems like it would be very tedious but the artists don't show it if they think so too

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3) Clearly the bands still touring in their 60s and 70s don't mind it, otherwise they wouldn't be doing it — would they?

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4) Though once I wanted to be in a great rock band and tour the world, you couldn't pay me enough to do it now

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Victorian England

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'No Such Thing As Time'

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Chopstick Pencils


From the website:

What do chopsticks and pencils have in common?

They're both long wooden sticks you manipulate with your hands for a purpose.

With Chopstick Pencils, they're one and the same.

Each set of Chopstick Pencils comes as an attached pair in a paper sleeve.

But, after you snap them apart, instead of grabbing dumplings and chowing down, grab a pencil sharpener and get to writing.

Unlike disposable chopsticks, Chopstick Pencils can be used again and again and again until you've worn them down to nubs.*

Features and Details:

• Made in Japan

• Wood with graphite core

• Each pencil measures 7"L x 0.25"Ø

• Barrel of each Chopstick Pencil is a rounded square shape

• Translated text on paper sleeve (Japanese to English): 御 手 も 登 → chopsticks

• Translated text on pencil barre (Japanese to English): わりばし 鉛筆 → disposable chopsticks pencil


*At which point you know what to do

January 11, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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