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8 November, 2004

The Torques

Music from the days when things were much simpler, and bands rehearsed in garages: The Torques, featuring Skip Batchelor, Bob Amerman, Dwight Babcock, and Fender Tucker.

Listen to the old recordings. The quality is poor, but it brings back some memories.

Posted on 8 November, 2004

Diamond Shoes

Available only at Eastbay: The $65,000 Allen Iverson Question Mid.

Reebock unveils the Question Mid encrusted with 246 diamonds. A true one-of-a-kind, the Question features diamonds set in pure white gold fastened down each shoelace.

Phone orders only!

(via The World According to Carl)

Posted on 8 November, 2004

Talk To Your Dog

A cell phone for your dog: Pet's Mobility.

"Hi Sammy. I'll be home soon!"

The patent pending PetsMobility PetsCell will be compatible with existing cellular and satellite GPS technology. The PetsCell will allow pet owners to talk to their pets as well as allowing owners to request assistance should they become incapacitated and require help.

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Controlling Depression

Learn how to control depression with Paxil. It seems to be as simple as little red balls falling into place.

Posted on 8 November, 2004

Costume Wigs

From Columbia Costumes... it's the Wig Pages.

Columbia is the wig expert. Contained on the following pages one of the largest and finest selections of costume & theatrical wigs available today in all price ranges. All our wigs ship within 48 hours.

Shown here is the Rug Rat. Only $13.

(Thanks Curtis)

Posted on 8 November, 2004

Orangutan Awareness

Did you know that this is International Orangutan Awareness Week?

Held annually around the world, this event seeks to raise awareness of the orangutan's plight.

(via MonkeyFilter)

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Election Cartograms

Election maps seem to be popular these days. Here are Maps and cartograms of 2004 US presidential results.

(via Pathologically Polymathic)

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The Toilet Summit

News item: Toilet Summit Puts Stinky Restrooms in Focus.

China, flushed with pride over its booming economy and successful Olympic bid, will add another feather to its cap when it plays host to the fourth annual World Toilet Summit, to kick off later this month. "We are quickening the pace of toilet construction and the international conference is being held at a time China has already realized unprecedented achievements," Yu Debin, deputy director of Beijing's Bureau of Tourism told reporters on Friday.

Posted on 8 November, 2004

Laserpod

This new lighting toy looks like it's worth checking out: Laserpod.

Using the latest in laser, LED and crystal optics, Laserpod brings science and nature together to create ever-changing organic lightforms of profound beauty.

With the diffuser in place, the Laserpod is a meditative ambient lamp; remove the diffuser and these effects can be projected onto a wall or across an entire room.

Available for $108.

(via Technology News, Etc.)

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X-Ray News

Three x-ray items in the news:

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Make A Flamethrower

This short video shows to to create a flamethrower using a water gun and some windshield washing fluid. Heed the advice, and "don't try this at home."

Posted on 8 November, 2004