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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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Wrote Kaitlyn Tiffany, "German artist Jan Vormann has been traveling the world for the last six years, filling in gaps in crumbling buildings, streets, and bridges with LEGO pieces." "An interactive map on his website displays snapshots [exemplars above and... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Add some classic Japanese flair to your next meeting with the Tatami Business Card Holder. Made from the traditional material used for flooring in Japanese-style rooms, this hand made compact case features a small image of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
This is as close as we're gonna get until the real thing is invented. Kurt Gödel once remarked that "If time travel is possible then there is no such thing as time." From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Old New World... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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The living legend celebrates his 77th birthday today. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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Without further ado, five tried-and-true doctor's tips to make your life healthier and better. 1) The BEST remedy for sunburn: 2 aspirin every 4 hours, starting as soon as possible after the burn, continuing until bedtime. I read this in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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I've long since lost track of how many times I've been asked — both in person and via email — about my favorite T-shirt (above). I got it maybe 10 years ago and wear it from time to time just... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Wrote Mark Frauenfelder on BoingBoing: "Polygraph Studio created this great timeline of Billboard Top 5 songs from the last 60 years." Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Pretty much self-explanatory. I've had mine over 30 years. I've given them to family members, friends, and girlfriends for decades. One woman who got really mad at me and never spoke to me again after we broke up still has... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• "Shorpy.com is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images taken over a 100-year-long span from the 1850s to the 1950s." "The site is named after Shorpy Higgenbotham [below], a teenage coal miner who lived... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From websites: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Now you can add any color of LED light to your toilet bowl and see it glow. That means no more stumbling around when you have to go at night. Simply snap it onto the rim and... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at bookofjoe
77 seconds of wonder. [via BBC One] Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at bookofjoe
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3.5 ounce bar. $5.95. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Wrote Rob Beschizza on BoingBoing: "My new favorite subreddit is r/TreesSuckingOnThings, a growing collection of photos of trees growing slowly to encase and envelope signs, railings, motorcycles, and other things attached or adjacent to them. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Below, my 2013 post featuring this unique alarm clock. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Once again this puppy saved my bacon when lesser alarm clocks failed me big-time. It happened Tuesday when I was scheduled to be somewhere at 10 a.m. sharp. I set... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at bookofjoe
YouTube caption: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• On April 17, 2016, an active region on the sun's right side released a mid-level solar flare, captured here by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). This solar flare caused moderate radio blackouts, according to NOAA's Space Weather... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at bookofjoe
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It's not even close. Take it from someone who's used earplugs since he had a morning paper route in Milwaukee (the Sentinel) at ages 11-12 in 1959-60, requiring my presence at the newspaper pickup shed at 4:45 a.m. sharp seven... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at bookofjoe
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On page 7 of the June 2016 issue of Consumer Reports appears a tweet from me [above], posted on Twitter back in April: Anyone getting a new/used car needs April issue of @ConsumerReports—they drill down so far, you can almost... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at bookofjoe
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I can't speak for you but none of my regular vacuum attachments that can fit into the small vertical space under my fridge extend more than 7 inches. I happened on this tool and took a flyer and lo and... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at bookofjoe
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YouTube caption: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Where exactly are the words in your head? Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words. The map reveals how language is spread throughout the cortex and across both hemispheres,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at bookofjoe
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That's different. From the Wall Street Journal: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• KFC is taking its "finger-lickin’ good" slogan literally. The fast-food chain has applied its secret fried chicken recipe to something that, under normal circumstances, should never be ingested: nail polish. The varnish,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From the New York Times: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Nothing says "I love you" like a life-size 3-D model of yourself. But if Mother's Day passes on Sunday without a $30,000 version of your likeness arriving at her door, fear not: Perhaps it's... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at bookofjoe
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The experts at Ragged Mountain Running Shop sell this stuff and swear by it. I bought a tube last month and fixed my 10-year-old Merrell everyday walking-around shoes with it and the repair looks like it'll outlast the shoe. Today... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at bookofjoe
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YouTube caption: "So, the Yugos were fun but this — this is next level! It's been over 12 months in the making and I'm so excited to share this with you! Introducing the Team Galag Batmobile 2.0 for Gumball 3000... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at bookofjoe