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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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Who'd a thunk? From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• Have you ever enjoyed a scrambled hard-boiled egg? Trust us, you want to. Take the Golden Goose Egg Scrambler for a spin and serve up a perfectly scrambled egg — without cracking it... Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Keramikus is a family of kitchen knives made of black ceramic and fitted with faceted handles. The family consists of three knives of various size, shape and purpose: Vegetus for paring, Usubus for slicing and chopping,... Continue reading
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From thekitchn: ••••••••••••••••••••• Paprika is considered the national spice of Hungary and it appears in the country's most celebrated dish, goulash. Hungarian paprika is made from peppers that are harvested and then sorted, toasted, and blended to create different varieties.... Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Tamago-maki Egg Roll Sushi Towel has an original and very "Japanese" design that will make you or your kid the envy of anyone who spots you holding the unique item. It looks just like a... Continue reading
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Create fun sand sculptures at the beach or in a sandbox. This funnel has one chamber for sand and one chamber for water that combine the two at the tip as droplets of falling wet sand... Continue reading
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Frightening doesn't begin to describe what happened Saturday at 17,000 feet. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Just the thing for when you're at a loss for words: "a tie with imprinted speech that suits all occasions." Made in Iceland by Stefán Pétur Sólveigarson. $80. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Anthony Doerr's 2014 novel , a finalist for the National Book Award, is the best book I've read so far this year: in my current less than optimal state of mind and being, I've read way more than a hundred.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at bookofjoe
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What's not to like? $229.95. [via 7 Gadgets] Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at bookofjoe
Up top, the title of Kathryn Shulz's April 13, 2015 New Yorker piece, an elegant exploration of a topic most everyone has fantasized about at one time or another. From the piece: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• ... just what is invisibility? Is it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• Expand your lung capacity with the Long Piropiro Lung Exercise Tool, a unique fitness tool that stretches up to 1 meter when you blow into it. If you are hard of breath or feel the cold... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at bookofjoe
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This Norwegian author, 46, whose six-part novel/memoir made him instantly famous in his home country when the first volume appeared in 2009 — over 500,000 copies of his books have been sold there, in a country whose population is about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at bookofjoe
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€39.95 (paper towels not included). [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: a bit larger than most bread boxes. Another: moving parts. A third: contains no event horizon. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Above, window cleaners working on the 91st floor of the 1600-foot tall Shanghai World Financial Center (the seventh highest building in the world, pictured below) encounter unexpected violent winds which tossed their scaffolding through the air for some 15 minutes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at bookofjoe
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What took so long? A stoneware bowl with a perforated bottom to filter out the old maids before they wreak havoc on your teeth. 10.75"D x 5.5"H. $75 (popcorn not included). Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Spotted by Sheila Larkin at Glendalough, Co.Wicklow, Ireland. Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing? [via Broadsheet.ie] Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From Spoon & Tamago: •••••••••••••••••••... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at bookofjoe
Two days ago (Tuesday, March 31) I had my eighth (8!) root canal (the first was in nineteen ninety-eight (1998!). One more and nine (9!) — fully one-third (1/3!) of my twenty-seven (27!) remaining teeth — will have been been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Remember 1975? You say you weren't even alive then? My bad. For those of us who were, Margalit Fox's obituary in yesterday's New York Times makes the intervening 40 years seem like a flash. I wonder: could something just as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• The Sushi Socks are just how they sound: socks that look like Japan's most famous food. The colorful leg wear fit almost all sizes and are based on actual popular sushi. This is a set of... Continue reading
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Made from Icelandic sheep wool in Glófi, a small knitting factory in Iceland. 94" x 10.5" (240 cm x 27 cm). $155. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at bookofjoe