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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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Sometimes — not often, alas — a movie is so good you wish it would never end. Q.E.D. Continue reading
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........................................................................................... Since I read it in the New York Times magazine Letters section on Sunday, July 7, 1996, this quote has been my favorite. I don't see that changing. Continue reading
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What took so long? From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Las Vegas in a box! The DIY Neon Light Kit has 10 feet of "electric spaghetti" so you can make your very own custom fluorescent signs or works of art. Bend and... Continue reading
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"In the last ten years of his life, Reinhardt focused solely on square black paintings." Above, "Black Painting"; oil on canvas; 60" x 60"; 1960-66. These paintings bring millions at auction. More here and here. Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Designed by architect Naoki Terada, the 15.0% Ice Cream Spoon uses your body heat to slice through frozen ice cream. Made of solid aluminum with thermal conductivity of 237 W/mK, these spoons eliminate the need to... Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: bigger than a bread box. Another: expensive. A third: very. Continue reading
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I've heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve but these blow way past that. Seven styles: Pizza/Peace Sign/Fist Bump/Sassy Girl/Heart Eyes/OK Sign/Poop Features and Details: • Hand-polished gold-plated sterling silver • Small, Medium, or Large • By Rock N... Continue reading
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What's that in your backpack? An inflatable lounger? Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit. From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• RelaxAir Inflatable Lounger is the ultimate instant sofa, made from high-quality ripstop nylon and small enough to slide in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
This film (I recommend muting the modern day sound track) shot in San Francisco on April 14, 1906 — just four days before the Great California Earthquake of April 18 — was shipped by train to New York for processing.... Continue reading
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Free, the way we like it. FunFact: the full daily Times crossword puzzle, which debuted in 1942, has over 300,000 paid subscribers. Apply within. Continue reading
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From websites: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• In this special Pokémon:Kanto Edition of Monopoly you'll travel through all eight gyms and battle Gym Leader Pokémon. Trainer Battle and Professor Oak cards might reward you for Pokémon encounters — or bring an unexpected surprise. Features... Continue reading
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Spanish smoked paprika and pickled okra that isn't at all slippery but, rather, crisp and crunchy. Nice bite but not too hot: just right. At Whole Foods everywhere; $9.99 here. Continue reading
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From page 307 of the paperback edition of "Genius At Play"* by Siobhan Roberts**: "Stand the coin on its edge on a table and knock the table gently from underneath, knocking the coin over. With this method, more than 95%... Continue reading
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Trippy. From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Automatically switches on when bottom surface comes into contact with water. Light casts a calming glow as it cycles through the spectrum. Requires 2 CR2032 batteries (included). Perfect for bathroom, pool, or pond. 4.6"H x... Continue reading
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A rare white giraffe and her calf in Kenya. [via the New York Times] Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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"At a certain point, it seems more polite to just become the person people assume you to be."—Heidi Julavits One of the 10 best books I've ever read. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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So many cool features — small things — that, cumulatively, add up to a tool that surpasses its less tricked-out brethren. Among other things: • Snap-on locking blade protector prevents a potentially nasty injury and blade nicks during storage •... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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"You can use lots of dots to get a feel for time." "At one dot per second, here is what a day looks like." Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing? Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at bookofjoe
Guaranteed to make you laugh (or at least smile) or your money back. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at bookofjoe
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at bookofjoe
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I like medical interventions that anyone can do without worrying about whether they're doing things right. The very best ones can't hurt and might help. The other day I got to thinking about my 2010 Pittsburgh Half-Marathon experience, when I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at bookofjoe