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November 21, 2021

Go Metric (not)

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Change has come to boj and I bet nobody's noticed.

What it is: no more getting out my calculator or asking Google for conversions from the metric system to U.S. units.

The penny dropped the other day: why have I been doing this for 17+ years?

After all, as I've noted here repeatedly, I'm the laziest person on the planet, always looking for a shorter/faster/easier way to do anything.

I've always told myself that doing the conversions would make things easier for U.S. readers, who comprise about 3/4 of my audience.

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No más.

If the U.S. hasn't converted to the metric system by 2038 — 17 years from now — I'll reconsider.

November 21, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

A new life for a torn paper bag

I was transfixed by this video.

A frisson of delight occurred about nine minutes in, when I espied binder clips — my favorite tool, with so many uses outside the paper securing space — being used to temporarily hold parts of the bag-in-progress together as other steps in its fabrication proceeded.

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

Disney rejection letter to a female artist, 1938

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[via reddit]

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

Find the 12 differences


Original photo on top; altered image below.

Answers to puzzle here.

November 21, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bazooka Bubble Gum Soda



From the website:

Did you know that when you combine the flavors of strawberry, banana, and fruit punch, they make the iconic and delicious flavor of bubble gum?

When you combine bubble gum flavor with the ingredients required to make a sweetened effervescent soft drink, they make Bazooka Bubble Gum Soda!

This classic candy aisle confection has teamed up with soda pop to make an unstoppable pink bubbly beverage made with pure cane sugar that'll knock your socks right off!

The only thing that's missing is a comic wrapper that you can read while you drink!

Features and Details:

 Ingredients: carbonated artesian spring water, sugar, citric acid, natural & artificial flavors, ester gum, beet juice.

 Made in the U.S.A.

 Flash pasteurized

 Pure cane sugar

 12 fl oz.


November 21, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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