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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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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: larger than a bread box. Another: flammable. A third: inedible. Continue reading
Posted 17 minutes ago at bookofjoe
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You can tell a lot by the car a person drives. Even more so if you know where they live. From Your Mechanic: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The American car market is defined by diversity underneath sameness. In almost every part of this... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• "Created from the engine cowling of a Boeing 737, this colossal luxurious chair spins weightlessly on its highly polished spun aluminium base." "Standing in its original orientation, the immense, captivating structure is the epitome of luxury... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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Alex Mayyasi writing in Priceonomics has the back story. [via Hacker News] Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Who knew? Not moi until I read about it in yesterday's Wall Street Journal story by Laura Johannes. From the article: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Many men struggle with baldness and wonder about new treatments. Some shampoos and lotions contain caffeine and promise... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
YouTube caption: "It happened around 7:30 a.m." Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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Say what? This nifty piece of kit comes in handy anywhere you care to use it. On the back are two three-pronged plugs which fit into any standard grounded double outlet. See mine in action not five feet away from... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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"Oki Sato, the designer behind Tokyo studio nendo, often juggles 400 projects at once, he says, at times introducing a new product every week." The minimalist master first showed this chair in 2010, part of the solo exhibition "Thin Black... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at bookofjoe
So wrote Deadspin yesterday about his iconic performance in a driving rain in 2007. The Deadspin piece has the full, unedited show embedded, though not in very good definition; YouTube has disabled embedding of this annotated version of the show,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at bookofjoe
So wrote Deadspin yesterday about his iconic performance in a driving rain in 2007. The Deadspin piece has the full, unedited show embedded, though not in very good definition; YouTube has disabled embedding of this annotated version of the show,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Longtime boj reader Mike sent his method (below) to me after reading one of my tweets or blog posts about my microwave bacon. After I emailed him about how easy his way was — besides the outstanding result pictured up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Can your duct tape do that? Because mine sure can't. But I digress. I first heard of this product (pictured above) in a long reddit thread about the airline industry, where one contributor wrote "It's a high-grade tape used to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at bookofjoe
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It's in Taiwan. The Crystal Cathedral is so 20th century. From AtlasObscura: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Standing on a large concrete disc in Ocean View Park, in Taiwan's Budai township, is a massive glass slipper that looks as though it would be fit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Wrist Ruler is a leather wristband with engraved inch and centimeter measurements. If you find yourself always needing to measure things when you're on the go, this is the perfect product for you. Sizes are based... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at bookofjoe
The headline above was the opening sentence of her April 1 New York Times review of a 14-film retrospective of Bruce Baillie's movies from 1961 to 1977, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, up through April 21, 2016 (next... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From The Guardian: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Oh, For a Bacon-Scented Bottom If you love waking up to the smell of a cooked breakfast, but don't have anyone to cook for you, help is at hand in the form of bacon-scented boxers. "Marrying... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at bookofjoe
Remarkable (full screen recommended) [via Facebook and Reality Carnival] Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at bookofjoe
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It's been a while — many months, if not years — since a BehindTheMedspeak post appeared in this space. Just goes to show you how messed up I was during that nearly two-year-long depression, that I couldn't even post in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at bookofjoe
Love it. From the YouTube caption: Melissa Tonkin from Altoona, Pennsylvania left a pizza shop and spotted an impatient dog laying on the horn to let its owner know it was ready to hit the road. The dog's owner, who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at bookofjoe
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••• STOP PRESS: GRAY CAT MAKES DEBUT IN ACADEMIC MEDICINE JOURNAL (ABOVE) The new (April) issue of Anesthesiology News [below] appeared in my mailbox yesterday. I was just paging through it when I espied, at the top of page 2,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Can I get credit for coining this*term? I can't? In fact, I can't claim to have EVER come up with something interesting/novel/useful? OK, I can feature that. But I digress. From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Combine astronomy and gastronomy when you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at bookofjoe
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My initial post last Monday engendered a number of "I'd love to, but..." responses. If at first I don't succeed sometimes I give up but other times, like now, I persist. So. I'm driving to Pittsburgh (round trip) later this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From BoingBoing: Natalie Bursztyn created this fantastic pattern for a Wonder Woman sweater, modeled here by her cousin Amelia Burstyn. Bonus: The pattern is free, the way we like it. [via Geekologie] Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at bookofjoe
Looking north out the window at the deep blue sky gradually lightening about a half hour before today's 6:46 a.m. sunrise, it occurred to me to don Glass and step outside for a few minutes to have a look around.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From the March 26 issue of The Economist: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• "Vibrant" is a word often used in guide books to describe a particular quarter of a city: Soho, in London, for example. But what does that actually mean? To Daniele Quercia... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at bookofjoe