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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"Wanderer" - Josh

"Wanderer"
Josh
Sep 13, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote I just keep making ears by accident. Close Quote

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"Overpriced" - Teresa

"Overpriced"
Teresa
Mar 31, 2006

Someone Said

Open Quote I can still smell Steve. Close Quote

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"Unhelpful" - Jeff

"Unhelpful"
Jeff
Feb 22, 2008

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Open Quote It's like a pair of pants, for your car. Close Quote

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Thom Stauffer

Thom Stauffer
Steve
Dec 19, 2011

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"Goldfish" - Teresa

"Goldfish"
Teresa
Dec 17, 2010

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Open Quote Is hot dog one word or two? Close Quote

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A Pale Blue Dot
Josh
Dec 16, 2011

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"Archive" - Kory

"Archive"
Kory
May 20, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Steve's probably listening to Fiona Apple. Close Quote

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Melting Wood Frames

Melting Wood Frames
Steve
Dec 06, 2011

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"Asleep" - Steve

"Asleep"
Steve
Dec 02, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Must. Resist. Cacao. Close Quote

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"Stitch" - Teresa

"Stitch"
Teresa
Jan 04, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote Mister-I'm-Never-Wrong! Close Quote

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Shorpy Inspiration

Shorpy Inspiration
Teresa
Oct 07, 2011

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"Hotel" - Josh

"Hotel"
Josh
Feb 21, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Those weren't professional quality mustaches. Close Quote

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"Umbrella" - Teresa

"Umbrella"
Teresa
Mar 29, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote My middle toe went numb and I thought I had something in my shoe. Close Quote

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Place in Time

Place in Time
Teresa
Sep 16, 2011

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"Quicksand" - Josh

"Quicksand"
Josh
Oct 18, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote Have you heard about the whaler-pirate guy? Close Quote

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"Chair" - Josh

"Chair"
Josh
May 12, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote Are pigs becoming extinct? Close Quote

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Outmatched

Outmatched
Teresa
Aug 15, 2011

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"Deny" - Jeff

"Deny"
Jeff
Apr 27, 2007

Someone Said

Open Quote Always cut toward your innards. Close Quote

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"Remember" - Chris

"Remember"
Chris
Sep 20, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote Salad's nasty. Close Quote

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"Teakettle" - Teresa

"Teakettle"
Teresa
Jan 17, 2014

Someone Said

Open Quote I bought a Chewbacca shirt but I keep forgetting to wear it. Close Quote

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