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bookofjoe
'World's most popular blogging anesthesiologist'
Interests: music, food, history, running, art, design, solitude, edges, space, origins, comfort, movies, books, philosophy, football, architecture, silence, quantum, boundaries, time, future, intensity
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Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers began sculpting the 60-foot-high carvings in 1927 and finished in 1941. [via Wikipedia, imgur, and reddit] Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at bookofjoe
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From Cool Tools: "A small net of interlocking steel rings, [chain mail] works as well as steel wool but doesn't scratch or mar the cast iron cure." More: "It's a bit pricey but I expect I'll only ever have to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
My YouTube caption: "I muse during this video about how it is that deer spend the entire winter outside with not very much insulation against the cold, yet they seem perfectly comfortable." I only realized after watching the video on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: fits inside a bread box. Another: has no place in the baking space. A third: not intended for nor usable in combat. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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From threadbase: "We washed, dried, measured, and weighed 800 of the most popular men's t-shirts available online. The shirts included a wide variety of price points ($5-$50), sizes (XXS up to 6XL) and fits ('slim,' 'tall,' 'relaxed,' etc.). We thought... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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From Fancy: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This is perhaps the most "Japanese" glass you could imagine. Handmade by Tajima Glass, the award-winning Edo Glass Mt. Fuji Tumbler has attracted so much media attention that there is currently a long wait for orders. But... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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From The Guardian: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Great white shark's predatory behavior captured by underwater drone video A team of marine biologists discovered that great white sharks ambush prey from the ocean's dark depths, as they attacked drones recording their movements Great white... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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It's out of Japan (why are we not surprised?). But I digress. From The Verge: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Another day, another Japanese KitKat flavor to envy. ... sake-flavored KitKat will be available in Japan beginning February 1. NariNari says the new bar... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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From BoingBoing: "Swiss watchmaker Henri Maillardet created the 'Ethiopian caterpillar' in 1820 (or thereabouts) for a wealthy Chinese collector. It's covered in gold and encrusted in jewels and pearls. It was sold at Sotheby's in 2015 for $262,000." From the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
Indescribably delicious. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Good news bad news. Good news: this one actually does what it says. Bad news: It'll cost you $19,900 (an ultra-fast charger that tops up the batteries in 35 minutes instead of the six hours it would otherwise take is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at bookofjoe
This video is the concluding half of my excursion this past Wednesday night to the gym. I'm trying to make the narration interesting enough that you'll stay with it even when the video's a bit static. Practice makes perfect. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Now there's a question that's been keeping me up late at night for weeks. Below, a Q & A with Sophie Egan* that appeared recently in the New York Times. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Q. Does day-old, leftover kale salad have less nutritional... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at bookofjoe
This past Wednesday (two days ago) I decided to road test Glass at night. You'll note tons of snow still piled along the roads even though the storm ended last Saturday. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at bookofjoe
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ANTidote. Get it? Hahaha. But I digress. Below, Leah Reich's New York Times paean to the Terro. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Have you ever had an anxiety attack? One of those full-blown panic freakouts: Your hands are tingling, your head is swimming, your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From Kelley Buck's January 21, 2016 Charlottesville Daily Progress article: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Teen Combines Love for History, Writing, LEGO in New Book Greyson Beights, a 15-year-old from Afton, Virginia, has combined his love for history and writing by creating "Medieval LEGO,"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Ligaya Mishan's December 14, 2015 New York Times story follows. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• For Bien Cuit's Zachary Golper, the Bowl Scraper Fits Like a Glove Zachary Golper learned to make bread in a sheep barn, under guttering candles in the dead of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at bookofjoe
YouTube caption: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• It's Sunday, January 24, 2016, at about 1 p.m. After spending about 40 minutes digging my car out from the 19 inches of snow surrounding it — and removing a dense four-foot-high snowbank left by a snowplow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at bookofjoe
That caught my eye too, and for a second I thought of deleting it, but then I thought, what the hell, go wild, live large....
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2016 on LED Smart Jump Rope Counts For You at bookofjoe
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From BoingBoing: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Smart Rope is an LED-embedded jump rope that displays your fitness data in mid-air as you work out. The four characters it creates appear even in bright rooms and it has handles that look like sleek, high-end... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at bookofjoe
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For years I've been annoying myself by routinely pushing the wrong cable remote button in the dark and finding myself in some hellish virtual place that takes forever to extricate myself from. A couple weeks ago I had an epiphany... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at bookofjoe
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What took so long? From Wired: "Now you can sip a pint of beer on the patio without it going bad. Typically, UV rays from direct sunlight cause beer to sour within minutes. The BRU-V's UV-blocking tinted glass was engineered... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at bookofjoe
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"It could become a building block of your wardrobe." 100% acrylic. 60" x 6.75". $29.95. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at bookofjoe