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Show notes: The stuff we want episode (5/4)

by kellymorrison / May 7, 2007 3:20 AM PDT

From Fred:
Keyboard waffles

Toaster modding

Blackberry Curve

Lexus LS 600h

Alarm doormat

Wireless TV speaker

Wii (as always)

One-hour circle timer
(Via shiny shiny)

Donuts on a clock


Pink Zune

honorary purple pink watch

pink/jeweled mouse and calculator redux

barbie MP3 player

Hot Asian gadget:
(via shiny shiny)


From Shalin:

Being a former Olympic games volunteer ('96 games in Atlanta) and big
supporter of the movement, here's a little explainer about the Olympic

The Olympic torch is first lit during a ceremony performed by women
representing priestesses. The torch is lit by reflected rays of the Sun in Olympia in Greece. "Back-up" flames are carried in specially designed
containers and go "on tour" with the primary Olympic flame.

I'm not certain about the torch construction, but it does have it's own fuel to keep the flame going. As far as tradition goes, the flame is the star, the torch is the "stage". When the cauldron is lit at the host city during the opening ceremonies (what a great image that is ...I can hear the music...oh, the explainer...), the cauldron uses a LOT of fuel to keep it going - kerosene I think...

I wonder if they'll try to use a biofuel instead...hmmm....

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Your hot asian gadget is actually....
by fridtrav / May 8, 2007 6:36 PM PDT

Your hot asian gadget is actually just a character from the Manga Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro

Medama Oyaji (目玉のおやじ, or 目玉親父, Eyeball Father, Medama Oyaji?) is Kitarō's father. Once a fully-formed adult, he perished of a disease, only to be reborn out of his decayed body as an anthropomorphic version of his own eyeball.

Just thought you should know that its not quite as strange as someone ripping off a baby dolls head and throwing on a webcam that looks like an eye.

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Just updating the last post - Japanese lang support
by fridtrav / May 8, 2007 6:39 PM PDT

In the above post

Please ignore this part, its just the Medama Oyaji in Kanji
(目玉のおやじ, or 目玉親父,

Medama (translates as eyeball - now there's a big surprise) is Kitaros father.

Rest should be easy enough to understand...

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flattering request...
by shawnlin / May 9, 2007 2:38 PM PDT

Open letter to Gadgettes:

I'm really flattered by your request for the interview and would be happy to satisfy it in the next few months as my schedule permits.

However, I'd also like to publicly say that I really enjoy and value so many people in this online community because of their great insights, willingness to converse, contributions to one and all, and impressive efforts of their own.

Yes, I'm a renaissance guy and it always helps to make entry nearly any cocktail conversation ;P Still, I'm VERY happy to extend that on a more consistent basis through CNET. See this also:

and...yep, that's about it. Happy

Very best wishes to all,

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