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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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Made from Icelandic sheep wool in Glófi, a small knitting factory in Iceland. 94" x 10.5" (240 cm x 27 cm). $155. Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: extrusions not intended to enclose fingers or toes. Another: asymmetrical when fully deployed. A third: no moving parts. Continue reading
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Can you say it three times fast? I sure couldn't. But I digress. From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• A battery-powered latte cup-shaped night light. Two disposable-style cup lampshades are included, along with one blank cup, allowing you to show off your... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Choose your poison. [via Richard Kashdan] Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Almost completely cut out sound and light to ensure you get the perfect nap or full night's sleep with the Igloo Dome Pillow. The special urethane materials are highly sound-absorbent. Developed with medical specialists, this pillow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: "Heavy and elemental, Daniel/Emma's magnifier is made of a bronze housing and serves as both magnifying lens and paperweight." D 2.5" x H 1.5" $160. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: no moving parts. A third: bronze. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Circa 1964, on the set of "The Ipcress File". Below, director Sidney J. Furie and editor Peter Hunt, in an extended (107 minutes) commentary, discuss the history and production of the film. Deighton was 33 at the time the book,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at bookofjoe
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"Meccano transforms their time-honored kid assembly toy into a home furniture line." [via wolfliving and Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at bookofjoe
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"Customers line up at the first McDonald's hamburger stand which was opened in 1948 in San Bernardino, California." [via History in Pictures] Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Silicone and stainless steel. 5.5" long x 0.25" deep. 6 for $4.95. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Take your phone or other mobile device into the bath without having to hold it in both hands for fear of dropping it in the water. You can lean back on the inflatable cushion and enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
"A 500-pound space rock about two feet in diameter entered the Earth's atmosphere outside of Pittsburgh early Tuesday morning, according to NASA. The object, detected by three NASA meteor cameras, was moving at a speed of 45,000 mph." "Visibility was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Excerpts from a February 5, 2015 Associated Press story follow. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Your car is trapped between the crossing gates, and a train is speeding down the tracks, its horn blaring, its lights blazing in your direction. What do you do?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From websites: •••••••••••••••••••• The Bottleloft frees up shelf space. The set includes 2 strips that attach to the ceiling of a fridge, with each strip having 3 super-strong neodymium magnets to hold bottles by their caps. Strips adhere to any... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• Contrary to what you might expect from its name, you wear the Hourei Lift Bra on your face and it helps fight the smile lines that sadly grow more prominent with age. The band slides over... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at bookofjoe
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On November 12, 2014, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, launched in 2004, having traveled over 4 billion miles in 10 years, after closely approaching Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, then launched the robot Philae (about the size of a washing machine) which... Continue reading
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