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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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Why am I only seeing this wonderful commercial from 2011 — subtitled "A Cheesy Workplace Romance" — for the first time today? Time to wake up and smell the cheese, what? Continue reading
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Read along, listen while you read, or listen without reading — your choice. "Stoan," on page 163 of Russell Hoban's 1982 classic, "Riddley Walker," is as good an explanation of the nature of the world as I've ever come across.... Continue reading
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That's no exaggeration: this is one great snack. You can too, right here. They make lots of other stuff. If you're not delighted, let me know and I'll refund twice what you paid. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
Motion study of various Sonambient sculptures from the Bertoia barn in Barto, Pennsylvania. More here. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
Back story here. Note: the video's marginally better (if you're an English speaker without Korean language skilz) if you: • Turn on Closed Captioning • Turn on AutoTranslate Continue reading
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Long story short: Tidbyt displays short Wi-Fi updates from feeds you follow, formatted like a telegram using a matrix of LED lights. Long story here. Website here. $179. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
YouTube description: "I'm not sure, but I might have overwatered it slightly in the beginning, I have to pay more attention in the future. But it recovered and made some beautiful fruits :)" Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
From websites: This sweet assembly set is a do-it-yourself candy adventure that comes with everything you need to cook up delicious gummy creations in your kitchen. Pop open your package to reveal the contents, and start pouring your color packets... Continue reading
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Several readers emailed to ask for information about the device my five-month-old Calico cat named Vanta sported in her collar in the video in last Monday's post extolling my flat spork. Your wish is my demand. It's a Bluetooth locator... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
I wonder how come Safari now rules in Greenland. Inuk? Malu? Bueller? Anyone? Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
Hey, don't shoot the messenger. From Apple Rankings: Selectively bred to snap like a sweet piece of celery, this apple, available only in September and October (if we're lucky) in certain supermarkets is the best apple ever to grace the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
[Octopuses caught on video throwing silt and shells around themselves and at each other.] YouTube description: "Octopuses appear to deliberately throw debris, sometimes directed at other octopuses, according to a study published November 9, 2022 in the open-access journal PLOS... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
Original photo on the left. Altered image on the right. Answers here. Production notes: I've been trying to figure out how to return this quite popular boj feature, for years appearing on Sunday morning. Once I abandoned posting photos as... Continue reading
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It first glance I thought this was a clever riff but upon further inspection my Crackerjack Research Team©® assured me it was no humbug. CB's Nuts makes Robust Roast Peanuts in the Shell that are almost always sold out. I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
Long story short: That day, 19-year-old Jennifer Ringley — a junior at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania — turned on a webcam in her college dorm room and began livestreaming her life to anyone who cared to watch. Above, Episode... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
This excellent series set in contemporary Finland requires subtitles unless you understand Finnish. It's a crime thriller with a great cast, as usual with Netflix's foreign-made productions featuring actors I'd never seen nor heard of before watching. The show features... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
It's the one I demonstrate in the video above. Do you like my original 1967 Formica countertop? Classic pattern. But I digress. All blue cheeses are problematic when it comes to cutting them: if you've allowed an hour or two... Continue reading
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