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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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From muckrock: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The CIA, like all government agencies, produces a huge amount of paperwork. The agency has declassified a 1962 collection of essays produced in-house aimed at improving the literary quality of the documents the agency was creating. The... Continue reading
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This great song came out when I was 14 years old, in eighth grade at Steuben Junior High School in Milwaukee. So catchy, I used to sing it to myself all the time, and occasionally still do. But it took... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: not stone. Different view: Continue reading
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It wasn't all that long ago that the American Heart Association (AHA) — as a rule late to the evidence-based medical party — finally came around to what anesthesiologists have known for years: no one can perform effective rescue breathing.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
Richard Condie's Oscar-nominated 1985 short film. Continue reading
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Noor Fares's signature 18-karat-gold earrings in the shape of crescent moons, with vivid gemstones: diamond, pearl, ruby, carnelian, emerald, citrine, lapis lazuli, cat's eye, sapphire. "It's a nod to Nirvana," said Fares. "The nine sacred gemstones cited within Hindu astrology... Continue reading
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And to think that until last year I refused to use emojis because I thought they were stupid. [via The Verge] Continue reading
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What took so long? Assortment of 6 flavors: • Tangerine • Berry Blue • Tutti Frutti • Very Cherry • Strawberry Jam • Wild Blackberry Comes in a unique presentation tin that doubles as an elegant clutch for those nights... Continue reading
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For an article that appeared in the July 13, 2017 Guardian, Charlotte Huff interviewed a number of survivors. Their accounts are beyond harrowing. From the story: "Of every 10 people hit by lightning, nine will survive to tell the tale.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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I happened on fast.com last week: it's the simplest, easiest-to-use internet speed test site I've yet to encounter. It's hard to see how it could be any more minimalist: unlike speedtest.net (which requires you to click "GO" and takes 10-15... Continue reading
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Milk Bottle Light is a fun, rechargeable, battery-powered ambient light, styled in the form of a retro milk bottle. Crafted from glass and white plastic with a cork stopper, it will cast a gentle glow... Continue reading
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Caption for photo above: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• gift from an ex (an envelope marked "wool" inside of which there is wool) ................................................ We'd just started dating; we'd been drinking gin. We decided to run home. Literally, to run. Through Tribeca and over... Continue reading
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Long story short: it's a condition where you see faces in ordinary, inanimate objects. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Photographer Justin Sutcliffe turned his pareidolia into a project called Objects are People Too. [via the Guardian] Dr. Rorschach,... Continue reading
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"Faster-than-light travel." 41" x 38" x infinitely deep. $116. Continue reading
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A Swiss scientist named Martin Oeggerli aka "Micronaut" employs a scanning electron microscope to capture images of pollen grains. From the top down: 1) forget-me-not pollen on a petal; 2) acanthus; 3) grains of pollen on a geranium stigma; 4)... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Here's an astonishing biography, as good as its cover and title. And that's saying something. Carrère, while nowhere near as strange and sui generis as Dick — but then, who is? — is a serious piece of work himself. This... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Knot cushion was designed by the Icelandic designer Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir. The cushion is made of long knitted strings that are knotted to create a compact yet soft cushion. Initially, the idea was to create... Continue reading
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Chinese artist Li Hongbo creates sculptures made from thousands of sheets of paper that appear solid when still, but transform into amorphous shapes when stretched. [via sploid] Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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The design kept the foot in the stirrup. Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada. Continue reading
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"Designed to fit in the palm of your hand." 3" x 2.25" x 1". Polyurethane. Apply within. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
From Gizmodo: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Two black mambas — the world's most dangerous snake — fight each other for the right to mate with a female black mamba. They're engaging in a form of plaiting combat where they twist their bodies into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: inedible. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at bookofjoe
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From Curiosa Mathematica: The Brachistochrone This animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: the brachistochrone challenge. If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at bookofjoe