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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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The first human to experience one IRL is in China right now, perhaps finishing her doctorate. Continue reading
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His above-titled major retrospective, including 115 works made over nearly 60 years (exemplars above and below) opened Wednesday at the New Museum in New York City. It will be up through September 2. [via the New York Times] Continue reading
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From websites: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• There's a new way to humble-brag about how on-the-go you are, thanks to a collaboration between the luggage company Rimowa and Off-White, the label of the moment. They've joined forces on a carry-on case made from transparent... Continue reading
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"This is an experimental news service that offers news from Finland in English." The time in Helsinki is 7 hours later than that on the U.S. east coast. You know what music I'm hearing.... Continue reading
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• Designed by Barcelona-based Maia Ming Fong • Black matte porcelain + glossy white lid • Integrated stainless steel filter • 7.7" x 5.3" x 5" €45. Continue reading
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Wrote Aurélien Breeden in the New York Times: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• A hat attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte (above) and said to have been dropped on the battlefield at Waterloo 203 years ago was bought on Monday for over $400,000. It was another... Continue reading
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[Above: Pigment bleu sec (Dry blue pigment) by Yves Klein, 1957; recreated in 2018] From The Guardian: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Zero, the artistic tendency that developed as a consequence — named for the point of beginning, the origin — was not simply... Continue reading
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Fitbit missed the boat when it opted for the conventional approach. Bizarro World FunFact: Fitbit's stock price is circling the drain, currently around $7 after its June 2015 IPO price at $32.50. Plenty of room left at the bottom... I'm... Continue reading
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I spent 10 minutes with Leo in January 2017. He and I are nothing alike, so looking at us you would never guess it was a meaningful encounter. Leo wore a blue bandana and exuded a sense of calm while... Continue reading
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June 9, 2018 issue. I love this cover. [via Coverjunkie] Continue reading
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Why should it be the case that it's almost impossible to peel really fresh hard-boiled eggs without leaving them looking like they've sustained a micrometeorite bombardment?' Besides which, just achieving that takes forever, even under running cold water. I read... Continue reading
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"Are you among the 1 in 255 women and 1 in 12 men who have some form of color vision deficiency? If you work in a field where color is important, or you're just curious about your color IQ, take... Continue reading
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For decades I'd been vexed by being unable to get the stink out of my running shoes, no matter how often I washed them in hot water with bleach and left them out in the sun to dry. I tried... Continue reading
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From the New York Times: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This summer, "Snowman," a sculpture composed of an actual snowman encased in a glass-door freezer, by Peter Fischli (Swiss, b. 1952) and his longtime collaborator David Weiss (Swiss, 1946–2012), comes to the Museum of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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From Atlas Obscura: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• T’tu lavash ("t’-TOO lah-VAHSH"), a traditional fruit leather found throughout Armenia, resembles a super-sized Fruit Roll-Up. The sight of it will likely delight any child hooked on the popular American snack brand, as vendors often sell... Continue reading
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Wrote Dylan Love in the Wall Street Journal: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Thanks to an innovative new chess set dubbed Square Off, we can dispense with the pixels and play real-time chess on a physical board again, no matter our geographical distance. Old-school... Continue reading
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I loved his book "Overworld: The Life and Times of a Reluctant Spy." It's staggeringly good, completely absorbing, and the best part is that it's all true. The even better part is that 99% of the story didn't even make... Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: not made in the U.S.A. Another: edible. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Buy these, put them in your trunk*, and forget about them until one day, while you're on the road, something unexpected happens that threatens to mess up your trip. As you dig through your trunk, you find these, all dusty... Continue reading
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From Wikipedia: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Corona program was a series of American strategic reconnaissance satellites produced and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science & Technology with substantial assistance from the U.S. Air Force. The Corona satellites were used... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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From Wikipedia: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Hair ice (also known as ice wool or frost beard) is a type of ice that forms on dead wood and takes the shape of fine, silky hair. It is somewhat uncommon, and has been reported mostly... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Finally. From the Wall Street Journal: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This battery-powered rug ensures that you actually get out of bed. The Ruggie wakes you with blasts of sound between 90 and 120 decibels, comparable to the volume of a blender — to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe