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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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Scott Amron Week continues here with yet another clever invention. From the website: • Turns REAL Dollar into Money Clip • Holds cash tight with no bulge • Looks and feels like nothing is there • Makes for a gift... Continue reading
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From stopthecyborgs: "You can download the images (above and below) free for non-commercial use and free for use in blogs or news articles. Click here to download signs in PDF format. Put them up to ban people from wearing Google... Continue reading
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Above, built by Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland as part of her 2007-2008 Igloolik Series in Nunavut, Canada. Below, other works in the series. Continue reading
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YouTube caption: "Professor Stephen Hawking rewinds time to take a look at the events after the Big Bang." Continue reading
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From Letters of Note : "In 1961, the following submission letter — written by an aspiring author aged just 14 — arrived at the offices of Spacemen Magazine accompanied by a copy of 'The Killer,' the polite youngster's latest short... Continue reading
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Scott Amron Week continues here with his Dry (Droog) Vase, "a vase preserved and pressed for time in a book." Rubber-coated earthenware. Apparently part of this 2007 show: $45. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Financial Times arts critic Edwin Heathcote and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales wouldn't seem to have all that much in common — but appearances can be deceiving. In an August 13, 2006 New York Times story by David Colman, Wales discussed... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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Arthur Conan Doyle: "The Complete Sherlock Holmes" (1887-1927) Dashiell Hammett: "The Maltese Falcon" (1930) Edgar Allan Poe: "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" (1852) Josephine Tey: "The Daughter of Time" (1951) Scott Turow: "Presumed Innocent" (1987) John le Carré: "The Spy... Continue reading
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True. From Arnold Clark: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• How Citroën turned the Eiffel Tower into a huge advert in 1925 — for 9 years André Citroën, the founder of Citroen, has always been considered a marketing genius. Citroën was one of the first... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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A subscription to Apple News+ costs $9.99/month = $119.88/year. A subscription to the New Yorker costs $149.99/year. Oh, yeah, one more thing: Apple News+ includes the New Yorker — along with subscriptions to over 250 other newspapers and magazines, including... Continue reading
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"Lit cigarette image printed on paper straw." Another eruption from the turbulent mind of Scott Amron. 25 for $4 (16¢ each); 300 for $15 (5¢ each) — Pepsi not included. Continue reading
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Pictured above, it happened this past Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 100 miles southwest of New Orleans, at a depth of 759 meters in a spot where the ocean bottom lies at 2,200 meters. It's the first giant squid to ever... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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As a result, the world-renowned Müller, who died in Amsterdam last July aged 78, and who also shot for Jim Jarmusch, Lars von Trier, William Friedkin, Sally Potter, Peter Bogdanovich, and Michael Winterbottom, kept snapping photographs every waking moment with... Continue reading
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From Schumpeter in the March 31, 2012 issue of The Economist: There are three principles that have proven particularly effective over the years. First: Slaughter a sacred cow. The most spectacular slaughter, of course, was Coca-Cola's decision to kill off... Continue reading
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Live feed here. Back story here. Continue reading
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The king is dead, long live the king. This puppy just arrived and it's all that. Not only is it better than my former #1 but it's also 2/3 the price. "Perfect single-handed tear, every time," just like the inventor... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
A day in the life of Austin, from the social misfit/outcast point of view. Richard Linklater's 1991 low-key debut had an outsize impact. Free, the way we like it. *Depending on your time zone Continue reading
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After four years of saying "Who needs that?," I finally got one ($199 for a Series 3 on sale) last month, and after two months I'm liking it more every day. My original purpose was to find a lighter, more... Continue reading
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Amy Christie Hunter, who takes landscape photos as a hobby, said her "jaw dropped" when she spotted the cloud formation above rolling over Smith Mountain near Roanoke, Virginia this past Tuesday. She told Fox News that the moment happened so... Continue reading
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Above, a 2007 piece of conceptual art from his endlessly inventive imagination. "Optimism evaporates in perfect time under ideal conditions." I couldn't have said it better. So I didn't. Below, the piece in situ. More (much) here. Continue reading
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"Knopkus universal remote allows you to remotely turn off any television set within 150 feet and cut off that distracting flood of useless information." "The remote can be attached to a keychain and is powered by two CR2032 batteries." $18.92. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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61,237 titles. Fair warning: there goes the weekend — maybe more. Continue reading
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I'd been making my way through this book for a couple weeks, ten or so pages at a time, until yesterday, when I reached page 268 and read the phrase up top in the headline. Everything changed at that moment.... Continue reading
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