Ooh! My friend Keith Jackson’s company makes this ultra-portable grill, the Grilliput — I played with one when I was in Seattle. And today they’re featured on I Want One of Those! The smallest and most portable BBQ on the planet. Is this or is this not the most brilliant invention ever invented by someone […]
We declare the $33.95 Fasco a Best Buy because it ventilates a room and circulates air as well as the other top performers, including the $64.95 Fresh’nd-Aire. Consumer Reports has put a selection of vintage photos from its reviews online. The setup of the gallery leaves much to be desired (was opening each image in […]
(Photo: Doug Menuez/Corbis for New York Magazine) Though they may look (and sound) like Off Broadway send-ups, eighties-inspired workouts like Keightley’s are proliferating. Just as bat-winged sweaters and pegged pants are reappearing on runways, classic cardio burns from the eighties are back in fashion, too. The primary appeal: They’re simple and they make you sweat. […]
Home businesses know they must seem successful to become successful. So they play Thriving Office while on the phone. This valuable CD, which is filled with the sounds people expect to hear from an established company, provides instant credibility. It’s simple, effective, and guaranteed! Thriving Office contains the sounds of voices, phones, computers, and much […]
Mike Doughty is on tour, supporting his new album Golden Delicious. He’d like to do aftershow laptop-DJ events along the way. He’ll be playing at Mr. Small’s in Millvale (i.e. Pittsburgh) on April 13. Any local bars want to host an aftershow mini-gig? See Mike’s blog for details and samples.
In today’s New York Times, “Bats Perish, and No One Knows Why“: In what is one of the worst calamities to hit bat populations in the United States, on average 90 percent of the hibernating bats in four caves and mines in New York have died since last winter. Wildlife biologists fear a significant die-off […]
Never use the word “cool” to describe an idea, use the word “smart” instead. You’d be surprised how much impact this semantic switch can have. Advertising for Peanuts suggests how to improve client relationships with a single word-swap. I suspect this would be helpful in any business or group discussion. (Link via Designing Innovations.)
YBdymtyXt8Y Speaking of writers who stretch the truth for comic effect: Here’s David Sedaris on The Late Show, reading about his experience with the Stadium Pal. New Sedaris book coming in June! When You Are Engulfed in Flames.
So it is entirely conceivable that social networking, like web-mail, will never make oodles of money. That, however, in no way detracts from its enormous utility. Social networking has made explicit the connections between people, so that a thriving ecosystem of small programs can exploit this “social graph” to enable friends to interact via games, […]
Two cards arrived in the mail today! Joy! The handwritten correspondence project is going along nicely. I’m late in responding to a couple of the letters I received. My apologies to those waiting, checking their mail each day and being let down. I will write soon.