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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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Here's something you don't see every day. Who knew? Iconic classic sunglasses, just like Tom Cruise wore in "Risky Business," with a center hinge for easy pocket carry. Many frame color/lens color combinations to choose from. From $171. Continue reading
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I first learned of the existence of this artist when the painting above appeared on my Page-A-Day Gallery desk calendar. I always try to guess the artist before reading the fine print description; in this case I was sure it... Continue reading
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From Authentic Communications: The guide was written by the OSS, predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency which was founded in 1947. It was created during the Second World War, to instruct and guide sympathetic Axis citizens to stir up sh*t... Continue reading
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Ooh, kind of a physical oxymoron. I wonder if there's a word for such. Shades of R. Mutt. But I digress. $7.49. Continue reading
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Made in 1966 by Luis Camnitzer, who considers it his first Conceptual piece. Continue reading
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John Naughton of the Guardian, in an August 12, 2006 story entitled "Websites That Changed The World," marked that month's fifteenth anniversary of the web by choosing his top 15. The list, in order: 1. eBay 2. Wikipedia 3. Napster... Continue reading
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From Core77: Not into shoelaces? These Furoshiki kicks by Vibram let you wrap your feet rather than tie them in: "Inspired by the Japanese tradition of wrapping, carrying and holding objects, the soft upper fabric wraps comfortably around the foot,... Continue reading
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YouTube description: This cube balances itself on one of its corners or an edge, using three reaction wheels mounted inside the cube. A microcontroller takes readings from an inertial measurement unit and converts them to control signals for three brushless... Continue reading
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Wrote Kate Hall, founder of The Full Freezer: Ever found yourself too excited at the prospect of $1 avocados, bought too many, then realised you'll never get through them in time? Well, if you've ever wondered "Can you freeze avocados?,"... Continue reading
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What took so long? From the website: $8.48. Continue reading
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"Explore critically acclaimed movies frame by frame in random order to gain a new perspective on the art of cinematography." Fair warning.... Continue reading
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A 2007 sculpture by Lausanne-based Vincent Kohler. 110 x 100 x 300 cm (43" x 39" x 118"). Polystyrene and resin. Continue reading
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From the website: Embrace living in the moment and seeing time through an artistic lens with the Kehai clock collection. Designed by Makoto Koizumi of Koizumi Studio for Japanese brand Lemnos in 2004 and now brought back into production, this... Continue reading
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By San Francisco photographer Sharon Beals who wrote, "Bird nests, even without knowing which birds constructed them, seem hardly possible. Creations of spider's web, caterpillar cocoon, plant down, mud, found modern objects, human and animal hair, mosses, lichen, feathers and... Continue reading
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Not a native American basketball player but, rather, a bespoke accessory for your Blackwing Palomino pencils. From the website: The Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets wherever you're going in one piece. Crafted out of... Continue reading
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Hypothetical: a new novel appears by "Anonymous" that receives universal acclaim as a great work of art. Only later do we learn that it was "written" by an AI. Does that mean it is no longer a great work of... Continue reading
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Above, footage from the 1925 Scopes trial. Darrow's above-titled essay appeared in the May 1936 issue of Esquire Magazine; it follows. Whether a jury is a good one or a bad one depends on the point of view. I have... Continue reading
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Clever. From websites: When your shoes get wet you most likely want to immediately throw them into the dryer, but that'll most likely destroy your dryer — and shoes — over time. Your next best bet would be to use... Continue reading
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This is fantastic. The author notes above that downloading all of Wikipedia to your phone will take up 102 gigabytes of storage. For me (below), that's a little over half my remaining storage capacity. Will I do it? Perhaps. Or... Continue reading
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Above, what the glasses recorded earlier today. Below, the iPhone's view. Which is better? Lagniappe: play them simultaneously. It's eerie. Continue reading
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11"-long serrated nonstick silicone-coated high-carbon Japanese steel blade; comes with matching sheath. $21.95. Continue reading
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From YouTube: "For the past 20 years, Jenene Oates and John Bullock have lived a simple life together on Bruny, an island off the island of Tasmania, at the bottom end of Australia. This film is an intimate portrait about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2024 at bookofjoe
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Everyone knows that men using a public restroom are more apt to wash their hands — or at least go through the motions of washing their hands — if they're not alone. Of course, that doesn't apply to yours truly.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2024 at bookofjoe
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From websites: Get the classic martini shape without the tall unstable glass. Much easier to hold than a standard martini glass as this version requires no balancing act. The design is visually interesting and provides function as well: it helps... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2024 at bookofjoe