Anomalies & Curiosities

So much better than a stupid BombPop®

The Cupcake Truck, just one more thing I wish they had when I was growing up.

620 times bigger, 620 times better

At 48 pounds, this cell phone is slightly larger than what I'm looking for. However, the fact that it has to be plugged into an outlet is a serious selling feature for me. One can only wonder what the ring tone sounds like.

Despite not offering curbside recycling...

Cleveland is ranked 16th of 50 in environmental sustainability. Although some of the criteria the city did well on are not controllable, such as water supply and natural disaster risk, I'm surprised and pleased to see that Cleveland has jumped from 28th place to 16th.

Click here to see what goes into the ranking and what the city could improve on.

What a bunch of sweet clocks! The tube one is my favorite....

I came across this really cool set of "unusual clocks" this morning. They were all pretty cool, but the two below stood out the most to me:

He said "sacrosanct"

From Wil Shipley's post about the iPhone App Store: Let the Market Decide

"I have to be clear: it simply will not stand for Apple to prevent applications on the iPhone from competing with Apple's own applications. Besides chasing away all decent developers, besides hurting their customers by stifling competition and innovation, besides it simply being evil, it will, shortly, be illegal."

update: looks like we'll actually get to see the "Market" vs. the Monopoly mentality...

Steve Jobs on working with Paul Rand

@3:09 ftw

Addressograph Machines and Great Poets

The Smithsonian Institution's record label, Folkways, sells recordings of weird and antiquated sounds. Titles include "Sounds of Medicine" (1955), "Sounds of the Office" (1964) and "Ionosphere" (1955).  After you've thoroughly sampled the sounds of solar radiation and addressograph machines, don't miss the poetry section where Theodore Roethke reads selections from his own Words for the Wind.

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If FORM were a person, this would be a little peek into its brain. Cool things. Random thoughts. Even the silly and stupid stuff. Only without all the icky gooey bits.

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"Altering" - Josh

"Altering"
Josh
Mar 09, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote Are pigs becoming extinct? Close Quote

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"Goody" - Teresa

"Goody"
Teresa
Jul 08, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote My goal is to live until 2085. Close Quote

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"Scrappy" - Rachel

"Scrappy"
Rachel
Sep 12, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote No amount of money is worth your husband having a mustache. Close Quote

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Thom Stauffer
Steve
Dec 19, 2011

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"Remember" - Jacob

"Remember"
Jacob
Sep 20, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote You wanna do hot dogs Friday? Close Quote

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A Pale Blue Dot
Josh
Dec 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Mindless" - Josh

"Mindless"
Josh
Feb 03, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote This phone call is messing up my hair. Close Quote

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Melting Wood Frames

Melting Wood Frames
Steve
Dec 06, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Foggy" - Josh

"Foggy"
Josh
May 31, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote Knowledge is of no interest to me. Close Quote

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"Zero" - Josh

"Zero"
Josh
Jun 15, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote What don't you think should be converted into a fish tank? Close Quote

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Shorpy Inspiration

Shorpy Inspiration
Teresa
Oct 07, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Negotiation" - Jeff

"Negotiation"
Jeff
Apr 14, 2006

Someone Said

Open Quote Why'd you put me out like that about the Lion King? Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Scrappy" - Teresa

"Scrappy"
Teresa
Sep 12, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote Was that Rod Stewart? Close Quote

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Place in Time

Place in Time
Teresa
Sep 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Goodbye" - Teresa

"Goodbye"
Teresa
Jun 07, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote I swtiched to the California Raisins pillowcase. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Waffle" - Steve

"Waffle"
Steve
Apr 04, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote I just smelled fries in my head. Close Quote

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Outmatched

Outmatched
Teresa
Aug 15, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Overpriced" - Steve

"Overpriced"
Steve
Mar 31, 2006

Someone Said

Open Quote That's why I don't eat it out of a can; I eat it out of a bag. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Dishpan" - Rachel

"Dishpan"
Rachel
Feb 06, 2009

Someone Said

Open Quote Try not to make it too caskety. Close Quote

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"Plot" - Teresa

"Plot"
Teresa
Jan 21, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Entertainment Tonight is where dreams go to die. Close Quote

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