Category Archives: Oddities

I guess this was bound to happen

Frankenfood comes to France.

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An oddity or two

You have to admit, this isn’t the sort of thing that happens every day. Apparently, this is the best toothbrush on the planet. I may have to try it.    

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Daily rituals

I am reading a superb book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. I’ve only gotten through about 20 pages, and am already astonished by what makes people tick–by which I mean coffee, sugar, alcohol, amphetamines, and sleeping pills! Highly recommended so … Continue reading

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Department of oh, hooray

Aliens Put Off Russian Invasion Because Of Allergies | The Awl.

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Pajamas, redux

Thank goodness, someone else agrees with me on the pjs issue, only more strongly. See here, Americans.

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Round the square

Great article in today’s Wall Street Journal:  Don’t Be a Square At the Post Office — There’s a Surcharge Card Makers Feel Boxed In By Rules Favoring Rectangles; Mr. Friedman’s ‘Debacle’   By BARRY NEWMAN November 15, 2007; Page A1 … Continue reading

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Department of “Things Could Always Be Worse”

Tiny little item from today’s New York Times: November 15, 2007 World Briefing | Africa Tanzania: Apology for Surgical Mix-Up   By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE     Health Minister David Homeli Mwakyusa has apologized in Parliament for a surgical mix-up at … Continue reading

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