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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 Colossal: The United States Postal Service has issued a set of colorful postage stamps that celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico and beyond on the first two days of November.... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at bookofjoe
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[Above, my March 4, 2013 4:01 p.m. post.] Many of my best posts result from contributions by my world-wide network of Crack Correspondents©®, the elite of the elite. They can be found in White River [Mpumalanga, South Africa], Stockholm, Kraków,... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Fair warning: if you're not serious comic book aficionado, you're not gonna get a perfect score. Go for it. Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Above, a screen shot from the website featured in the SELL!SELL!SELL! post of October 18. While I was pulling that post together, I noticed the rows of shoes seemed to slant upward to the left. Huh. I cropped the picture:... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Clive Thompson raved about this game and that's good enough for me. If that doesn't suffice for you, here's what Jacob Weisberger had to say about it in BoingBoing: Finding games that my 6-year-old daughter and I both find entertaining... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Res ipsa loquitur. Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing? Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
YouTube caption: NASA's Perseverance Mars rover carries two microphones which are directly recording sounds on the Red Planet, including the Ingenuity helicopter and the rover itself at work. For the very first time, these audio recordings offer a new way... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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From Dense Discovery: "Flip through video footage (like commercials, news, sports, talk shows, and much more) from the '90s in this wonderfully retro TV experience. (Or change the decade through the TV sets on the right and dip into the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Woof! nuf sed $28-$38. Continue reading
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Hard to believe they lost the Cold War. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the Viewfinder website: This 2019 installation by Australian artist Joel Adler provides a new perspective on the interaction between ocean and Sydney's shoreline. "Viewfinder" is a large periscope-like sculpture reflecting a previously unseen view of the ocean below. Consisting... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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[Countless social media users are stuck in account-lockout purgatory because of lost passwords or hacks. Here's how to dig yourself out.] Timely. Note that the advice below won't work if Facebook itself has been hacked, as happened a couple weeks... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: Every house needs a garden, and every garden deserves a stylish watering can. Functional yet chic, Grab is equally at home in an urban garden, on a balcony or hallway table as it is in a conservatory... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
A gift from the inhabitants of Pandora. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Long story short: click on any line on the website's map and bring up all manner of facts and details. Atlas Obscura's story about this map and its creator, Andrew Grigg, is excellent. From the railroad lines map website: Here's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
I just got a bee in my bonnet about how I make bookofjoe. As a rule, since forever I've created posts in advance, with scheduled future publication. Once I had as many as 160 (!) future posts lined up, at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: designed in Norway. A third: no moving parts. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
I try to watch every documentary about the world's great fashion designers. Rousteing took over as Balmain's creative director in 2011 at the age of 25, an appointment that stunned the industry with its boldness, considering the youth and relative... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Me, I like lithium batteries like the one in my Dustbuster that works at full power until it suddenly it doesn't work at all. Conventional batteries, in contrast, expire only gradually, a flashlight's beam becoming dimmer each time you use... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
From Sotheby's: Magician, actor, scholar, author: the range of Ricky Jay's accomplishments were as varied as are the formats and subjects of the material in his celebrated Collection: books, pamphlets, posters, handbills, broadsides, prints, ephemera, objects, and apparatus documenting the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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From Colossal: Artist Xomatok (previously) translates the vibrant, geometric motifs of handwoven Andean blankets, or llicllas, into large-scale works that mark the pathways through the hilly Alisos de Amauta neighborhood in Lima, Peru. Painted during the course of two months... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: The Beauty World Slim Cat Mask wants you feline and looking your best! With its cute cat design and 3D-contouring system, this face mask creates a mini sauna around your face to stimulate your blood vessels and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe