I’m an air conditioning enthusiast. But I was having a problem: there’s cold enough air coming into my bedroom, but it’s all being wasted cooling everything - the desk, the dresser, the closet - while I’m laying in my too warm bed like an idiot.
So I why don’t I just pipe the cold air straight into my bed?
That’s what I did. After I built some cardboard prototypes that worked well enough, I invested about $15 or so in parts to make a better version.
The end of the duct that is winds up under the bed covers should be covered with something, since it is basically sheared metal.
It works better than I’d expected. Since building this, I spend most my free time enjoying the ice cold comfort of my bed.
A person who uses URL shorteners is incapable of friendship.
Here is the TUNA sign that I can’t stop thinking about.
The most intriguing advertisement I’ve seen in the last few months was a sign I saw on a telephone pole today. A chunk of cardboard, somewhat sloppily lettered in gray-ish house paint. It just said: “TUNA (phone number)”
As far I know, I have never met a person who has eaten at Long John Silver’s.
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- Apple pie with sharp cheddar
- Apple pie (without sharp cheddar)
- Artichoke leaves
From the press release:
When remodeling camps across the country, it is necessary to spruce up camps at the foot of mountains to match their landscape and those camps on seaside to do its landscape
I want Dwell to do a feature on this kind of North Korean organicism.
Office romances are rarely a good idea.
I wish the college brochure “having class outside” photo cliche was more like this picture.
From today’s update about the construction of a water park, riding club, and war museum in NK.
Millie and I watch the one where Zack runs for school president (thus screwing over his friend Jessie) just so he can “party” in Washington D.C.
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I was honored to be asked to record an episode of April Richardson’s hilarious GO BAYSIDE! podcast recently, so if you’re a fan of podcasts, hilarious podcasts, and most importantly, Saved By The Bell, please check it out!
I think the 1989 context is really critical to understand the reason for including that Beach Boys reference. The Cocktail soundtrack was probably second to the Bush/Dukakis election for “most important thing to happen in late 1988”. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” was a #1, and the Beach Boys contribution (“Kokomo”) was burning up the adult contemporary charts. The Beach Boys were even on that episode of Full House,
Favorite sentence of the past week:
"George Mohr… resigned from the faculty to preach the joys of illiteracy"
Jordan and I watch the one where the crew have to come up with a business for economics (we guess?) class, and the project quickly turns into a Friendship Forever vs. Buddy Bands turf war.
Zack’s bracelets were clearly a manifestly superior business model to Buddy Bands: the size of the bracelet market is enormous compared to the headband market. You can wear multiple bracelets at the same time (you even have 2 arms!), but you aren’t going to wear 5 or 10 headbands at once like Peggy the tall girl had done to spend time with Screech.
In a way, the failure of Buddy Bands (whether you attribute it to Zack’s interference or willful overproduction) makes the argument for Zack - Jessie should have accepted the position of VP at Friendship Forever. It is Zack’s sociopathic tendencies that make him a ruthlessly brilliant capitalist. The main problem for Zack was how he overplayed his hand against the enormous bargaining power of labor. Jessie’s more balanced approach could have helped Friendship Forever manage the relationship with its workers.