Monthly Archives: October 2010

Boil Buoy

They say a watched pot never boils, but with the Boil Buoy ($10), you’ll never again have to worry about your gaze stopping the process. This nifty kitchen helper floats in your pot of water, and when the action starts, you’ll get a audible alert from the stainless steel chime, letting you know it’s time to add your food.

The stainless steel chime contains an enclosed foam core for buoyancy with a weighted bottom to ensure that the device stays upright and ready to ring. The gadget is made from 100% food- and heat-safe materials.

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This Week’s Entertainment Weekly Has An Exclusive Look At Captain America: The First Avenger

Entertainment Weekly is featuring Chris Evans as Captain America on the cover of its new issue and talked to the star and director Joe Johnston about the July 22 release as well. Here’s some quotes followed by the cover…

“At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m f—-ed. If the movie hits, I’m f—-ed!’” After declining the part three times, Evans took a meeting with Marvel execs and Johnston and was dazzled by their plans for the movie. He still felt wary about suiting up for Captain America — but then he had an epiphany. “I was just scared,” he says. “I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear.’” Evans signed a six-picture deal with Marvel to play the character, and he has no regrets: “I can’t believe was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”

“The interesting thing about this character is that he’s an everyman who in the course of a few minutes become a perfect human specimen. That has to create some interesting personal issues,” says Johnston. “I saw it as an opportunity to make a superhero movie that felt real, that didn’t have to rely on an overabundance of fantasy elements.”

The issue will be available tomorrow.

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Francisco Domingo Joaquim Has A Big Mouth

Guinness World Records has officially recognized 20-year-old Francisco Domingo Joaquim of Angola as being the man with the widest mouth in the world — nearly 6.7 inches across!

Known as “The Jaw of Awe”, Francisco is said to have shot to fame after showing off his ‘talent’ at local markets and football games.

The new record holder says it’s a “dream come true” to be featured in the new Guinness World Records 2011 book.

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Rock Star Pumpkins

Click HERE to see a gallery of 35 pumpkins carved to look like rock stars.

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Herman Miller SAYL Chair

If you’re going to be stuck in front of a computer for 8 hours a day, you might as well do it in style, and for a reasonable price. Lucky for you, Herman Miller’s new SAYL chair ($399) has your back – literally. The designers at Herman Miller utilized the engineering principles of a suspension bridge in order to bring you the company’s latest office obsession. The unframed back of the chair is composed of a flexible suspension material supported by an innovative Y-Tower, which in addition to the chair’s resemblance to a boat’s sail, lends itself to the unique name. (From GearPatrol)

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Ensemble: The Style of Music

Twenty iconic male musicians are whittled down to their clothes. Elvis, Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and more are all represented in this minimalistic image that is limited to 250 copies.

Prints are available HERE for $30.

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Equilibrium Bookcase By Malagana Design

With its cantilevered modules stacked upon each other at a single angled point, Equilibrium is a unique furniture piece that immediately catches attention by creating a sense of amusement and surprise. While its compartments seem to float in the air, Equilibrium can hold over 120 Lbs of weight and its different modules allow to keep books and magazines organized in a natural tilted position that eliminates the need for bookends. The acclaimed bookcase comes offered with a combination of natural walnut veneer and one of three color options: White, Celeste and Graphite. Specific custom colors can be  matched upon request. It can be conveniently disassembled to fit inside the two larger modules and it ships in one easy to handle box. It can be assembled in just a few minutes without the need of tools or hardware.

Equilibrium can be purchased directly from Malagana Design. E-mail them at orders@malaganadesign.com and they can provide pricing and shipping costs.

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Third Christopher Nolan Batman Movie To Be Titled The Dark Knight Rises

In an interview with Hero Complex, Christopher Nolan revealed that the title for his third Batman film will be The Dark Knight Rises. He added that the villain “won’t be the Riddler.”

“We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones,” Nolan said cryptically. He also said that the studio has agreed with him not to shoot the movie in 3D.

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Tube-Free Toilet Paper

The toilet paper roll is about to undergo its biggest change in 100 years: going tubeless. On Monday, Kimberly-Clark, one of the world’s biggest makers of household paper products, will begin testing Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores throughout the Northeast.

If sales take off, it may introduce the eco friendly line nationally and globally — and even consider adapting the technology into its paper towel brands.

The holes in the rolls aren’t perfectly round but they do fit over TP spindles and come with this promise: Even the last piece of toilet paper will be usable — without glue stuck on it.

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Man Men Fans Can Now Order The Book, Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man

Mad Men fans rejoice, you can now order Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man ($16.95), the autobiography of advertising pioneer Roger Sterling. According to the publisher, Grove/Atlantic the 176 page book is being reissued after being out of print 45 years.

The fictional character’s pithy comments and observations are a highlight of the AMC Sunday night program.

The bio reads as follows:

“Advertising pioneer and visionary Roger Sterling, Jr., served with distinction in the Navy during World War II, and joined Sterling Cooper Advertising as a junior account executive in 1947. He worked his way up to managing partner before leaving to found his own agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, in 1963.

During his long and illustrious career, Sterling has come into contact with all the luminaries and would-be luminaries of the advertising world, and he has acquired quite a reputation among his colleagues for his quips, barbs, and witticisms.”

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