an afternoon triptych (we did our xmas after late lunch at MIL's house)...
The standing desk thingie said 'use the hex wrench to tighten the screws.' They're phillips.
The puzzle was a good 'un.
The crown was, as ever, tissue-thin.
We dogparked in the morning
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That's a wrap?No Comments
"The Mighty Carving Knife 207016 | $99.99 is the powerful electric slicer that gives you the feel and precision of a chainsaw. Add some excitement to the table as you pull the trigger to slice the holiday turkey, roasted chicken, steak, pineapple, watermelon or bread...."
[emphasis, your humble blogger.]
The "feel and precision" of a chainsaw? What? What what? Surgeon's scalpel yes. Chainsaw, no. What on earth.
"Watermelon"? "Bread???" Yep. The image above is the one in the catalog, but let's look at some more images pulled from their website, for more ludicrodiquasity...Comments: 1
"Easy To Read Digital Clock 207279 | $99.99 is perfect for home or office, or any place you need to know the time and date quickly..."
OH SHIT NO TIME TO SQUINT WHAT TIME OF DAY IS IT? looks around furiously OH THANK GOD AFTERNOON PHEW CRISIS AVERTEDComments: 1
I know it's thematically significant, but this dumb little thing, on day 23? Boo.No Comments
At some point a couple of years ago I was waxing nostalgic for one of the retro radio websites I used to listen to in the dial-up internet era. The site ended up in yahoo’s hands; I remember listening to it… I think was probably the apartment in South Tampa, the first one, right off of…. I want to say Swann? I could walk to that hip mall and theatre. Post! Post Hyde Park. It’s coming back to me. That would’ve been Summer ’98 and I would’ve been using the 100MHz ThinkPad my dad bought me 3 years earlier when I started grad school. It had a little black dongle to convert a phone jack into AM radio-quality 80s college rock.
So I’m waxing… I get to wondering who owns the domain these days, and search WHOIS. Yahoo still owns it but it expires at the end of 2021! I set a reminder for the day before.
Alas, I came back tonight (the record was going to expire tomorrow), and a couple of weeks ago Yahoo re-upped for another year.
That’s okay. I reset the same reminder for next year. We’ll see.
(Registered in May of 1998. I’m pretty sure I used it before that; this is maybe just when “Mark Monitor” got involved? Or maybe I was on to it, right from the start.)No Comments
Giant Stacking Tower Game | 207955 $99.99
What a name. The Washington Area Professional Football Team of stacking blocks games.
"I'd invite you guys over to play Jenga but my mom buys carob-covered nuts and white-label Flakes of Corn... so we only have Giant Stacking Tower Game. We also have an Intellivision instead of Atari."No Comments