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'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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During the Pope's visit to Cuba he called on Castro, who greeted him wearing an Adidas warmup jacket. When I saw this picture I tried to put myself in the place of the corner office crew at Adidas headquarters as... Continue reading
Posted 27 minutes ago at bookofjoe
From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Play billiards with style! The billiard ring helps you in any billiard situation but is especially convenient when you have the cue over another ball [top]. When you are not using it, you can fit it... Continue reading
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Me too.
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Last week I happened on this TV commercial MOS (mit out sound) and thus hadn't a clue what it was about until the very end. When it came on the next time I made sure to listen while I watched.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Life is so much more rewarding when you carry a digital sound-effects box in your pants pocket (for one thing, you always get a seat on the bus). These cuties are a mere 3-1/8" x 1-7/8"... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
Knock on wood but it appears that my long dark nightmare is — rather suddenly — starting to depart. Briefly, this — my fourth episode of major depression (the other three occurred when I was 29, 43, and 53) —... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Place these Centipede Blocker packs by windows, doors, or other places where centipedes are likely to come into the house. The smell from the packs will stop centipedes entering and causing hazards to humans. This is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
Here's how. Below, bookofjoe. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at bookofjoe
"The PoloTech Shirt works with an iPhone to put real-time workout data in the palm of your hand." "Silver fibers woven directly into the fabric read heart rate and breathing depth and balance — as well as other key metrics... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2015 at bookofjoe
From The Economist: "As as biologists can tell from the fossil record, only four groups of animals have evolved sustained, powered flight. These are the insects, the pterosaurs, the birds and the bats. Many others, though, can manage powered flight's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at bookofjoe
From websites: •••••••••••••••••••••••• The definitely retro "Back to the Future" Desktop Hoverboard is a miniature working version of Marty McFly's iconic levitating hoverboard. The tiny hoverboard itself is made from pyrolytic graphite that hovers naturally over a slightly curved base... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at bookofjoe
From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• A fan, parasol and rain umbrella in one! The Rurudo Fan Shade is your ultimate cooling gadget, cutting UV rays by 99%. Inside the black canopy are three fan blades that spin and generate a gentle... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at bookofjoe
"The sun can't shine through like that now due to the surrounding tall buildings." [via History in Pictures] Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at bookofjoe
From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• Squeeze this foam brain to relieve yours. Nicely squishy, light gray and measuring 2-3/4" x 2" x 1-1/2", it's stamped (discreetly), which is why you get five (5) brains for so cheap. •••••••••••••••••••••••• Five for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at bookofjoe
Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: Smaller than a bread box. Another: Not an eraser. A third: Cheap at twice the price. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at bookofjoe
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at bookofjoe
Features and Details: • 6" tall x 3" diameter • 360-hour LED flame • Genuine wax covering • 3 AA batteries required (not included) • 3 settings: Amber flame, Red/Green/Blue morphing, or both $5.95. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at bookofjoe
I only happened on the work of Nesbø, Norwegian crime fiction author supreme, a month or so ago. I'd finished reading/rereading the books of the espionage thriller authors I like most (John le Carré, Gerald Seymour, and Charles Cumming —... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at bookofjoe
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at bookofjoe
From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Battery-powered cup with a cow-themed handle stirs your favorite flavor into single servings of milk with a powerful whirling vortex. Just pour in milk, add your favorite flavored syrup or powder, and press the button on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at bookofjoe
"The Great Wall is likely China's most recognizable landmark... but enormous portions of it have disappeared in recent years. "The Great Wall of China is actually a series of multiple walls, built, destroyed, and restored at different points in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at bookofjoe
Just the thing to surreptitiously place on the desk of that bozo who goes ballistic at the slightest provocation. Make sure you wear rubber gloves so he or she can't lift your prints and track you down. $6.99. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
"Hack project by Monobo is a motorized computer mouse which randomly moves and clicks on web pages." [via Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at bookofjoe
Fork and knife hook together to create an easy-to-use pair of chopsticks. Made from tough and durable food-safe silicone and plastic. Dishwasher safe. $9.99. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at bookofjoe