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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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Finally, something useful. From Beth DeCarbo's March 26, 2012 Wall Street Journal story: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Seems like every workplace has at least one person with a really loud sneeze — a teeth-rattling, ear-splitting, high-velocity explosion. Is it possible for high-decibel sneezers... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at bookofjoe
Hunter Oatman-Stanford drilled down deep for a May 4, 2017 article in Collectors Weekly about the rise of "mouches" that began in the late 1500s and reached its peak in 17th- and 18th-century France. Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Etch Clock is a colored elastic membrane that transforms itself into 3D digital numbers. Features and Details: • 13.2 lbs. • 16" x 16" • Coated aluminum frame • Swiss design and engineering • Thermo-elastic... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at bookofjoe
Ivan R. Schwab, in his paper "Cure for a headache," which appeared in volume 86 of the British Journal of Ophthalmology in 2002, asked, "What if you spent your life battering your head against a wall — intentionally. How would... Continue reading
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I'm not a big fan of Lady Gaga (full disclosure: none of her songs are on my iTunes playlist of some 300 tracks). Nevertheless, I loved this movie, which premiered on Netflix last month. What an amazing person she is,... Continue reading
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Tell us more! From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Advanced Butter Knife uses the warmth of your hand to make short work of cold butter. This highly-conductive aluminum spreader takes just seconds to warm up in your hand. Features and Details:... Continue reading
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The post office wants you to use brown wrapping paper for packages and parcels but what if you don't have any and have no interest in buying a roll? Your ship just came in. Take a paper bag you got... Continue reading
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The gooseberry's no doubt an oddity, an outlaw or pariah even—thorny and tart as any kindergarten martinet, it can harbor like a fernseed, on its leaves' under- side, bad news for pine trees, whereas the spruce resists the blister rust... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Black was — and is, and always will be — the new black. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Let me count [heh] the reasons: 1) Set for up to 100 minutes; 1 AAA battery included 2) Pocket clip, magnet, and stand allow multiple uses 3) Counts up or down; automatically counts up after 0 4) Extra-large digits can... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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"Hey, I'm pretty bad at taking care of plants. Can you help me take care of my plant?" Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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You can too! I mean, it's not like you have anything better to do. Am I right or am I right? Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
Tell us more. From the Verge: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Reactions in the Verge offices were mixed when we saw "The Wype" — a "personal desktop snack rag" that's supposed to keep your hands clean while you're using your computer. On the one... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds. The sixth element is carbon and the Lambo makes major use of carbon fiber, so much so that the car weighs just 2,202 pounds, compared to the 2,948-pound Lamborghini Gallardo currently in production [in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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[via Wikipedia, Joey deVilla, and RealityCarnival] Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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What were you thinking? From Footwear News : •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Set to launch on November 16, the new Loubibaby features an adorably chic Mary Jane design, detailed with a handmade bow and Louboutin's signature red sole. The shoe comes in both... Continue reading
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Pictured above, it sold at auction on December 5, 2010 for $6,250. [via Phil Patton and the New York Times] Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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You could look it up. Full disclosure: I love Harbison, made by Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont. I'm not the only one, witness this paean. I got to thinking about its price a couple weeks ago when I was noodling... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Can your fidget spinner do this? Didn't think so. Back story here and here. $157: apply within. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Ever notice that below each post it says "Permalink?" Click on that and you'll have a link to that particular post suitable for emailing. Yesterday I learned that even some experienced and knowledgeable Web-savvy people don't know that embedded within... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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"What does your bow say about your beau?" Wrote Yonatan Zunger, "This is an incredibly weird little snippet from LIFE magazine in 1944." [via Richard Kashdan] Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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• No repeat • Colorfast and washable with a soft cloth • No wallpapering table necessary — glue is applied to wall • Heavy-duty wallpaper with paper top-layer and non-woven backing 19" x 354" (47 square feet): $299. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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1. Barley 2. Brown rice 3. Buckwheat 4. Corn 5. Flaxseed 6. Millet 7. Oats 8. Rye 9. Soybeans 10. Sunflower seeds 11. Wheat 12. Nuts (almonds and/or hazelnuts and/or walnuts) ................................................. I tried to think of 12 grains but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at bookofjoe