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September 27 at 11:19am

Science Lab Rock

Schoolhouse Rock was a flash of brilliance. Kids (and Adults) will always be able to remember songs better than most other rules. Schoolhouse addressed grammar, math, and civics, but science has been left to swim for itself. We just blogged about it for the kids over at Bowl Of Noses, but felt it ranked here too.

Won’t somebody take the challenge laid down by this rap below, and teach us all about how the universe really works?

Unfortunately, the Hadron Collider had to be shut down for two months on 9/21/08.

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September 24 at 11:51am

Promise To Vote And Wilco Will Give You Dylan

On one hand it’s absurd, what with the country in the shape that it is in, that anyone would need further incentive to vote.  On the other, sometimes people need to pledge things to their friends and family in order to actually go out and do them.

And of course, if you’ve already delivered great music for over a decade, evolved, changed, and proven yourself in virtually every way, how do you earn even further allegiance.
And when presented with the opportunity to distribute creations far and wide with barely an expense, how do you use this gift in good ways to get more done (and perhaps help people realize what will soon be lost if we lose Net Neutrality…).
thanks BoingBoing!


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September 20 at 9:02pm

Custom Kicks


I have particularly enjoyed the spectator sport of Clown Shoe Watching.  In my little town, the feet just keep on pushing it further and further, keeping it lively the lower I go.  The pursuit of personal expression hits another notch courtesy of SNEAKART, designers of stickers for your sneakers.  Get your orders in fast as free shipping ends Oct 19th.

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September 20 at 9:18am

Designer Bicycle Helmets

I have a long list of items in this world that need some revision, a designer’s eye.  Bicycle helmets are definitely on the list.  So much more should be able to be done with them. Boingboing pointed me to YAKKAY in the UK who has done some fun stuff.  Who’s next? What’s next?  Time is too short to miss out on this activity.


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September 13 at 10:29am

Decrease Your Junk Mail

Back in June, we told you how to stop credit solicitations. In August, it was how to opt out of  both credit solicitations and phone sales.   Now is your chance to do the same with junk mail. It’s only in it’s Beta stage, but ProQuo is here to save your day — and a few trees. Did you know:

Each year, 100 million trees are used to produce junk mail in America. That’s the equivalent of deforesting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park every four months.

Americans receive nearly four million tons of junk mail each year.

More than 28 billion gallons of water are wasted to produce and recycle junk mail each year.

Check it out. It’s pretty simple.  They also have a good list of 10 Creative Ideas Of What To Do With Your Junk Mail here.

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September 6 at 10:10am

Send Text Messages From Your Computer

Teleflip allows you to send emails as text messages.  Or you can text someone from your computer.  Essentially you turn your cell phone into a Blackberry.  And you can turn it off when you want too.

Here’s all you do:
1. Go to your email
2. In the “To Field”, place the cellphone@teleflip.com (2125556789@teleflip.com)
3. Enter your text message (not to exceed 160 characters)
4. Hit send


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