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Tuesday, September 3, 2002   
Car and Driver reviewer tells it like it is

How do you feel about really honkin' HUGE TRUCKS? How do you feel about REALLY BIG-ASS LUXURY PICKUP TRUCKS?

I feel kind of like the writer of this review for Car and Driver.

The reviewer's conclusion:

There are lots of things on which you could spend $49,990. This is one of them.

[via Why the Naming Imperative?]

6:35:51 PM      

Clearly I need to get one of these... go along with the Hello Kitty collectible. Fly me to the moon, Harry, baby!

Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 Broom

Selected reviews:

When my 12 year old daughter asked for this for her birthday, I kind of wondered if she was too old for it, but she seems to LOVE it. Her friends love it too! They play for hours in her bedroom with this great toy. They really seem to like the special effects it offers (the sound effects and vibrating). My oldest daughter (17) really likes it too! I reccomend this for all children.

I recently bought this for my son, Vantro. He's a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Seen the movie 32 times (in the theaters) and made the paper. This toy gives him the ability to fly around the house zapping things. My only problem I see with the toy is the batteries drain too fast and his sister fights him over it, so now I need to buy her one.

This toy was #1 on my daughter's Christmas list. So what the heck, although it has no educational value I figured it would be good for imaginative play. It wasn't until after she opened her gift and started playing with it that I realized that the toy may offer a more than sensational experience. The broomstick has cute sound effects and ***VIBRATES*** when they put it between their legs to fly. Come on---what were the creators of this toy thinking? She'll keep playing with the Nimbus 2000, but with the batteries removed.

That last parent is clearly a killjoy.

[via Samurai Panda]

4:42:39 PM      

My belly-laugh for the day

Why good editors are important, and bad editors are the bane of our existence.

Read this. (If bad language bothers you, please skip.)

[via Fimoculous]

4:03:56 PM      

Another Blogroll Shake-up

Well, if I'm going to be alphabetized, I should be alphabetized. So now I am.


The Mariana Wrench ~ Rouslan posted a farewell. I wept bitter tears.

Scripting News ~ Hey, let's face it, Dave doesn't need my linkage. And anyone who wants or needs to read Dave probably already knows about it. He's still in my aggregator, but I find I rarely click through his posts.

In Spite of Years of Silence ~ I got hooked on this when Jason was subbing. I wish Jason were in a frame of mind to write more at next-to-last song, because I enjoy his writing very much.


Seb's Open Research ~ neither as academic nor as geeky as the title makes it sound. Good pointers, interesting commentary.

reverend jim ~ Don't ask me why, I just like the guy's style.

2:30:43 PM      

No more stick-ups

Diabetics get sick of needles. Of course they do, they have to stick themselves to check their sugar levels, they have to stick themselves to deliver insulin. It's no fun.

Just in time for Generation Y ~ the dayglo low-sugar warning tattoo:

The tattoo has been designed Gerard Cote, of Texas A&M University, and Michael Pishko, of the chemical engineering department at Penn State University.

It is made of polyethylene glycol beads that are coated with fluorescent molecules.

Because glucose displaces the fluorescent molecules, the level of fluorescence is high when bodily glucose levels are low.

The only catch is that the tattoo has to be somewhere where the sun don't shine (too much, anyway).

I think we're going to see a lot more of this kind of integrated biofeedback technology.

1:17:46 PM      

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