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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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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's new novel, "Waking Lions," is superb. As is the magnificent yellow jasper "Fragment of the Face of a Queen," sculpted ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E. Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Res ipsa loquitur. Unscented. $19. Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at bookofjoe
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From LEGO: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The wait is over! After a year in development, we're incredibly proud to unveil and present the first official images of the LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V, designed by LEGO Ideas members Felix Stiessen and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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From Astronomy Picture of the Day: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• What's happening over the water? Pictured above is one of the better images yet recorded of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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More here. $40. Wait a sec — what's that story I'm remembering? Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
Three for $2.99 (cash not included). [via SmarterTravel] Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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"Made with 100% watermelon and nothing else." 1.75 oz: $11. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Many more here. Fair warning: There goes the day. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Go big or go home. Good/Better/Best. I've been using yellow legal pads since I was in college, for just about anything that requires notation. For decades I was fine with the ones I found at Staples and Office Depot. Then... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Minoan, from Knossos, Crete; 1700-1600 BCE; steatite and rock crystal; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete, Greece. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Make a daring statement in Balenciaga's floral-printed, stiletto-heeled ankle boots and their exaggerated pointed toe. The '80s sportswear-inspired design has been crafted from sheeny jersey and features a rubber lining at the top to ensure the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
From Atlas Obscura: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• On the gray days of a fickle spring, when rain or the pollen count has driven you indoors, this time-lapse video is here to remind you of the good things the season brings. Jamie Scott's four-minute... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Seven feet tall. Does that work for you? $64 (does not arrive inflated). [Send me a picture of this in Facebook's office and I'll feature it] Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
Limited edition of 12. Apiece, $30,000. Apply within. [via The Verge] Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
From Atlas Obscura: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• At a safe distance, lightning can be one of nature's greatest shows, but big electrical storms are even more incredible when seen from space. Astronauts on the International Space Station get a very exclusive view, but... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at bookofjoe
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When space is at a premium. From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This knife block saves space and protects the blades of your good cutlery. Its reclining storage is a safe and functional solution for tight quarters in the kitchen. Made of... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at bookofjoe
From The Verge: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The video above from artist and designer Lucas Zanotto shows a cup being made from just a single coffee bean. The bean is ground up using a nail file, the water is boiled with a tea... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• With the Human Slingshot, you and three friends can fling each other around the inside of a giant stretchable band like a bouncing pinball. Gameplay is simple but amazingly fun. In a synchronized pattern, players run... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at bookofjoe
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It has long been held that humans first inhabited North America some 15,000 years ago. A recent study takes us back 10 times further. [Above, a side view of groove produced by percussion on a mastodon leg bone] From the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Once you pop the lid off the Pringles Puzzle, the fun doesn't stop — until you solve it. Packaged in a cylinder just like the popular salty snack, the jigsaw puzzle's 250 pieces lock together to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: bigger than a bread box. Another: not extraterrestrial. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Taruman Mouth Exercise Training Figure helps train many parts of your mouth and face that you don't regularly use. Place the little figure between your lips (use the feet and hands to balance it there)... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at bookofjoe
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Start here. I find this subject endlessly fascinating; such has been the case as long as I can remember, from back when I was a boy in Milwaukee, way before I ever entertained any thought of becoming a doctor. When... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at bookofjoe