I want this door.
Now, there’s sentence I never thought I’d say.
But once you watch the video below, I’m pretty sure you’ll want this door, too.
Currently only a prototype, the Evolution Door by Austrian designer Klemens Torggler is sleek, modern and requires no floor track to make its way cool transition from side to side. It also has rounded edges so you or anyone in your house don’t lose any fingers walking into a room.
Seriously, watch the video. Then join the ranks of people, like me, who —
WANT THIS DOOR.
Posted in Design, Furniture, Home, Humor, Shopping, Technology
Tagged Austria, design, door, Evolution Door, furniture, home, Humor, Klemens Torggler, life, sliding doors, technology, video, Vienna
I’m no gamer, but even I’ve heard of Grand Theft Auto.
Candy Crush Saga, it’s not.
It’s criminals or criminal-wannabes in the big city, trying to rise through the ranks in organized crime. Underworld kingpins give you different missions to complete, and violence ensues.
It wouldn’t be my cup of tea, and I’m sure a lot of parents wouldn’t want their kids playing it either.
But Grand Theft Auto V has another problem — it allows players to ‘run over, behead and kill animals’ as part of the game.
Jack Carone of In Defense of Animals, an animal rights organization, is calling for a boycott of GTA because of this senseless inclusion of animal violence.
If you agree that there should be a GTA boycott — as I do — vote “YES” in the poll at the end of the TMZ article.
Speak up for those without a voice!
Posted in Animals, Automobiles, Children, Games, Internet, Life, News, Technology
Tagged animal violence, animals, automobiles, Candy Crush Saga, children, criminals, gamer, games, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto V, GTA, GTA boycott, IDA, In Defense of Animals, Internet, Jack Carone, kingpin, life, news, organized crime, technology, TMZ, underworld, violence
Today I survived a closed MRI.
For someone who is intensely claustrophobic, this is a red-letter event.
I did my homework on the procedure, so I knew what to expect. That’s why I opted for an open MRI when I needed imaging on my left shoulder a couple of years ago.
But an closed MRI was the only option today, which meant I had to face my fears.
I began by taking a light sedative, at my doctor’s advice — to take the edge off. And the technicians were great, walking me through the device and the actual procedure step-by-step. But the greatest help during what would have been 30 minutes of hell?
A series of mirrors that bounce images in the exam room back to me, so I always felt like I could see the outside world clearly…regardless of my position within the tube.
Hey — mind games are welcome here.
Posted in Commentary, Education, Health, Humor, Life, Technology
Tagged claustrophobia, closed MRI, commentary, conquering fears, doctor, exam room, fears, Health, hospital, Humor, imaging, life, mind games, MRI, open MRI, phobias, sedatve, technician, technology
I live in New York City and am a Time Warner Cable customer.
That means, when I return from Atlanta Saturday and try to watch the episode of Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that I am DVRing tonight, I may be greeted instead with….
If the goobers from CBS and TWC can’t come to an agreement by midnight tonight, that is.
You guys had better get your sh#t together…’cause if I miss my Craigy Ferg —
Heads are gonna roll!
Thank you for your attention.
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Technology, Television
Tagged Atlanta, cable, CBS, commentary, CraigyFerg, DVR, entertainment, Humor, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, life, New York City, static on tv, technology, Television, Time Warner Cable, tv episode, Twitter
Ever thought, “I wanna go out with a bang?”
Now you can. Literally.
Ask your family members to have your cremated remains ‘scattered from within a beautiful fireworks display’ by Angels Flight.
The company, based in Castaic, California, places you (or your loved one’s) ashes into a specially designed fireworks shell and shots them skyward during the lights show. You select the color, brilliance and pattern of the fireworks used; Angels Flight transports your remains from the mortuary to the service site and takes care of all licenses, insurance and permits.
You can also choose to hold your final fireworks display over the ocean — from a yacht, no less — on the beach or on a lake…at prices ranging from $4,250 to 5,500. (Still photography or video is extra.)
I gotta admit — the more I think about it, the more I like it. Who wants to shoot for the heavens?
Posted in Death, Humor, Life, Technology
Tagged Angels Flight, beach, Castaic California, cremation, death, fireworks, fireworks shell, go out with a bang, heaven, Humor, insurance, lake, life, mortuary, ocean, permits, photography, scattering ashes, seen the light, skyward, technology, video