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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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Oil on canvas, 1909. Below, a 1908 photo of the couple. Macke married Gerhard in 1910. More on the artist here. The painting is in the collection of the Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Munster, Germany. Continue reading
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That's the promise of RunRepeat, where "134,867 runners have reviewed, ranked, and compared over 1,000 running shoes." From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• RunRepeat is run by geeks. One of us ran around the world, another ran a marathon in 2:30, and... Continue reading
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It took about one yoctosecond for me to order these after they appeared on my screen. Who ever heard of such a thing? From Deep River, which makes my all-time fave chip, Aged Cheddar Horseradish. 24 1.5-ounce bags of the... Continue reading
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Welcome to physics, Mr. Bond. But I digress. Photo caption: Sufficiently vigorous twisting of a cylinder containing 25,000 randomly-oriented dice (left) leads to a nearly perfectly ordered arrangement (right). The more conventional technique of tapping the system takes a long... Continue reading
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1905 advertisement. [via Atlas Obscura] Continue reading
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From websites: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• A disk of crystal-clear mirror glass. Use to check your look, your makeup, or angle your wrist to discreetly scan the room. At first glance it displays all the formal and materi­al credentials of a classic high-end... Continue reading
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This 2013 Danish film starring my new favorite actor, Fares Fares, was the top-grossing movie in Denmark that year. It's based on a novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen, the first of four features taken from his Department Q series. Fares and... Continue reading
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Made from corn cobs (Coarse Scrubs) or peach pits (Gentle Scrubs), Spaghetti Scrubs bring a new standard for eco-friendly cleaning. Features and Details: • They dry quickly so they never become moldy or smelly• Unlike a... Continue reading
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From Aeon: "Assembled from 80,000 photographs taken over the course of a month, this video traces a cargo ship's path from the Red Sea to Hong Kong as it makes stops and captures scenes of storms, sunrises, and squid boats... Continue reading
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This time tomorrow: 2017 area code map. Full disclosure: it's a bit busier. [via LincMad] Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: Made in Japan. Continue reading
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So opens a recent Tomato Kumato post. Say what? Tomato Kumato is the blog-website of Emily — not Emiglia — who writes, "I was born and raised in New York City. My father's family is from Italy (Sicilia and Napoli),... Continue reading
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From The Economist: "Ini Archibong, an American designer, plays with the liquid look of blown glass. His Galilee and Orion tables consist of marble tops supported by glass legs like columns of water." Apply within. Continue reading
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She's at The Verge now but I don't expect that to last much longer — she's too good (see what I did there?) for that relatively small stage. In the video above she puts a number of bleeding edge exoskeletons... Continue reading
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"The Page 99 Test is simple: after reading page 99, would you want to turn the page?" The site takes its name from Ford Madox Ford's observation: "Open the book to page ninety-nine, and the quality of the whole will... Continue reading
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Wrote Dave Swanson in Reviewed: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I've never been much of a fan of wall-to-wall carpeting. Give me a nice tile or hardwood floor and robe it in a colorful Oriental, Persian, or Turkish wool rug. Not only that, but... Continue reading
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From The Economist: "The MAREA cable, an ultrafast fiberoptic network funded by Facebook and Microsoft, is scheduled to go live in the first quarter of 2018. Laid undersea from America to Spain, it boasts blistering speeds of 160 terabits/second and... Continue reading
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Italian archival paper stock. 20" x 28". $8.95. Continue reading
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Maybe the best of the plethora of superb Korean films I've watched over the past few months, since discovering the trove on Apple TV. NO ONE does car chases better than Korean directors: they make others, including James Bond movies... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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"Oswald Mills Audio can't change the world, but we do make the world's best audio equipment." From the New Yorker: "Their top-of-the-line loudspeaker system, at $340,000, is the Imperia [above and below]: two seven-foot steel towers, each with a couple... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe