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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 Spoon & Tamago: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Leave it to the stationery-loving Japanese to come up with a new way to enjoy writing notes. The Omoshiro Block (loosely translated as "fun block") utilizes laser-cutting technology to create what is, at first, just... Continue reading
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Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: made in the Netherlands. A third: edible. An additional exemplar: Continue reading
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Hey, it's not just you: more often than not I can't comment — and I'm the bombardier! But I digress. Above, buried deep within Typepad's Knowledge Base for Bloggers, are [unsatisfactory to me] answers to the question in the headline... Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Air Bonsai is a planter that floats the plant above a platform using magnets. You can use a wide variety of plants, not just bonsai trees. Air Bonsai is actually a kit you assemble: it comes... Continue reading
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Peruvian, Pre-Columbian. Gold with red and green paint. National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru, Lima, Peru. Continue reading
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This dry sauna for one person uses patented infrared technology to warm the body while occupying less space than a standard chaise lounge. The sauna generates gentle far-infrared rays that penetrate tissue up to 2" deep... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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And the winner is... Juba International Airport (JUB) in South Sudan. Caption for graphic above: "As photography has been banned in South Sudan, we present you with an artist's rendering to show you the current state of Juba Airport." From... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Above, the contents of an email I got from YouTube on Tuesday. Long story short: As of February 20, they're stopping monetization of my videos. Reason: as of that date, channels like mine must have at least 1,000 subscribers and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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You screw them into the bottom of your running or hiking shoes or boots. Bonus: removable. From the manufacturer: "The recommended installation pattern is 12 spikes/shoe — 3 on each side of the forefoot and 3 on each side of... Continue reading
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Melissa Kirsch, editor-in-chief of Lifehacker, explains how to do it. What I like is the Easter egg in iPhone X's application of this interesting concept, namely the fact that once you've done it, you can switch back and forth from... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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"Any adverse effects caused by various obstructive oscillations, which used to be the archnemeses of analog turntables, have been thoroughly wiped out by the Air Force One." Among other things, it weighs 174 pounds and uses a vacuum pump to... Continue reading
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Above, the Japanese cover for his iconic 1982 story. Continue reading
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A quarterly journal published by the CIA. "Every profession has its own literature. We have some great writers here. 'Studies' is where they get to speak their minds."— Andres Vaart, editor. Wrote Nicholas Schmidle in the January 8, 2018 issue... Continue reading
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Way 2 kewl 4 skool. Apply within. Continue reading
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Above and below, selections from Gramophone's hit list. Continue reading
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From Open Culture: "Adapted from the 1939 William Saroyan play of the same title (the play won the Pulitzer Prize), the film stars James Cagney and William Bendix." From archive.org: "In this adaptation of William Saroyan's award-winning play, James Cagney... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: inedible. From another angle: Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Take a used book purchased on Amazon. Note that its pages are all yellow. Open the book to find it was published by Pan Books in London in 1961, having been originally published by William Heinemann Ltd. in 1959. Stop... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
Some of the top ski racers in the world describe what it's like during a World Cup downhill — literally, life on the edge. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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What's not to like? Perfect for wearing with Google Glass to blend in better. Ya think? From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• The Facewaver stretches and tightens the face and cheeks, kneading out wrinkles, lines and sag. Just five minutes a day... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
YouTube caption: "Ricky Syers is an offbeat 50-year-old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City's Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86-year-old community activist.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at bookofjoe
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Map caption: Red indicates places an hour or more away from a city; purple indicates place a day or more away from a city. From Atlas Obscura: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• The last time that researchers created a map showing the accessibility of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at bookofjoe