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June 21, 2021

'96 Tears' — Question Mark & The Mysterians

In August of 1966 this fantastic song burst onto AM radio.

By October of that year it was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.

From Wikipedia:

The song was written by Question Mark (Rudy Martinez) in 1962 in his manager's living room, and was recorded in Bay City, Michigan.

Known for its signature organ licks and bare-bones lyrics, "96 Tears" is recognized as one of the first garage band hits, and has even been given credit for starting the punk rock movement.

It's on my all-time Top 10 list.

June 21, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Seiko TV Watch — 1982

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39 years have passed: how come my Apple Watch still can't do this?

June 21, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Machine prints paved roads

This is how they do it in the Netherlands.

Using the robot bricklayer, a crew can lay 3,200 square feet of paved brick road a day, far more than a team of men.

Fatigue, back strain, and other injuries are avoided. 

June 21, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

PLEASE PLACE LARGE CARTS HERE

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PLEASE PLACE SMALL CARTS HERE

Zzz copy 3

My Podunkville Wegmans upped its cart return game during the six weeks preceding my visit yesterday for my usual curbside pickup.

I'm thinking they'll get pretty good compliance with the sign's requests.

For one, they started with "please"; for another, being a good Wegmans shopper requires no extra effort.

June 21, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Hirota Glass Butter Case

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From the website:

This butter dish is made from tinted Edo-style glass by one of Japan's oldest glass manufacturers.

Its ash wood top fits snugly, making this case perfect for holding things other than butter.

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About Hirota Glass

Hirota Glass company is a specialist in Kiriko-cut glassware.

Since its founding in 1899, the firm has combined Japanese tradition with European glassmaking techniques.

The result is high-quality products that are based in tradition while looking toward the future.

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Features and Details:

Care: Hand wash

• Made in Tokyo, Japan

Materials: Glass, ash wood

Do not microwave with lid in place

Dimensions: 5.9"L x 3.54"W x 2.28"H

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$65 (1 lb. butter included with orders from Atlanta's southern suburbs. Please specify: Plugrá, Kerrygold, or Échiré.)

June 21, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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