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#a435 :: Mash note from my daughter

April 27, 2009

I’ve posted some Z-Cardz before – they’re nifty little 3-D models that you assemble from pieces that you punch out of precision-die-cut 2-D plastic cards. This is not one of their better ones – and I guess that’s why I’m posting it – as an example of Not Good Enough. Warner Bros. cartoons had their […]

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#a432 :: Message launcher

April 24, 2009

A little bit of rococo molding around a glass capsule half full of air. A tool for sensing the approximate direction of the center of the earth. A gen-yoo-wine aahhhrrr-teeeeeefaaaaaaaact. A wonderful little creation – the kids brought these home from school one day. They folded sheets of paper to form these taut, more about […]

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#a430 Spun aluminum pillbox

April 22, 2009

A Halloween candy bowl kept at the back of our cupboard finally (pardon the pun) gave up the ghost. Used to be you would reach into it for a tasty treat, drug and a little infrared sensor triggered an animated rubber witch’s hand to snatch at yours and a voicebox would rasp, thumb “Trick or […]

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#a428 :: Undesirable keychain tag

April 20, 2009

What happens when your son has parked a big bottle of water precariously on the top shelf of an open refrigerator door and you unwittingly shut the door, price dosage causing it to plunge to the bottom and snap the shelf straight out of the fridge? You hunt through the shattered plastic shards looking for […]

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# a426 :: CD opener keychain

April 18, 2009

The fetish of packaging, viagra 100mg the gloss of the new. Plastic lids for shaving cream come in two sizes – the simple quarter-sized button protector found on Barbasol or this full-bloat blowmolded cylindrical monster, look which covered the can of Gilette I bought last week. With the earth’s carbon load trending toward the toxic, […]

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#a425 :: Gilette Shaving Cream cap

April 17, 2009

This also came home with the kids from their hike – I’ve always liked the unforgivingly ugly shape of seeds. They are meant to be discovered by accident (bite into a delicious fruit, abortion find a nasty, woody chunk of bitterness) and discarded as useless – the better to propagate their kind. This also came […]

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#a421 :: Paper sculpture

April 13, 2009

I delight in finding the delight my children find in simple acts of creation. Paper is an adventure. Fold it and make a city, check ask a castle, buy more about a world. A couple of these things have been floating around the house this week. I have no idea what they are. All I […]

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#a417 :: Diffraction foil

April 9, 2009

Fifteen years ago today – at 4:49 p.m. on 04/09/94, page I married the love of my life. Tonight, viagra order we drove up to a romantic dinner overlooking Los Angeles, click and exchanged lovely gifts and the sort of bedazzled soliloquies to each other that come only from hearts truly and fully in love […]

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#a412 :: Nerf one-shot pistol

April 3, 2009

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#a405 :: Qee by Jeff Soto

March 27, 2009

This thing came from this box. What the hell should be done with it? A little tableau? A photo cube? Hood ornament for an art car? C’mon, sildenafil folks. The mighty packaging industry worked mighty hard to conjure this up just to hold a toy on store shelves until sale. It doesn’t appear to be […]

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#a404 :: Plastic box

March 26, 2009

This thing came from this box. What the hell should be done with it? A little tableau? A photo cube? Hood ornament for an art car? C’mon, buy treat folks. The mighty packaging industry worked mighty hard to conjure this up just to hold a toy on store shelves until sale. It doesn’t appear to […]

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#a402 :: “B.O.B.” toy

March 24, 2009

Me: Aw, rx crap, side effects I don’t know what I’m going to shoot tonight, I don’t have any good objects to photograph. Daughter: How about my popsicle? Me: Aw, pilule crap, I don’t know what I’m going to shoot tonight, I don’t have any good objects. Daughter: How about my popsicle, Daddy? Since my […]

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#a401 :: Lime fruit pop

March 23, 2009

This one has been hanging around the handrail on our front steps for a few weeks, ampoule cure always skittering away when I want to photograph and then attempt to kill it. I failed miserably at both, website until this past weekend. I don’t feel good about having ended such a magnificent creature, but I […]

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#a399 :: Teeth-whitening strips

March 21, 2009

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#a398 :: Ritter Sport chocolate

March 20, 2009

The second one of these things to fail in five days. First, hospital my dependable Cat-Eye flung itself to its death from a busted handlebar mount, cialis 40mg the white beam tumbling wildly down to clatter in the dark. Then this, which snapped from its mount as I adjusted it. it exploded in the street, […]

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#a395 :: Apple stickers

March 17, 2009

Every now and then a mystery washes up out of the ceaseless surf of crap inundating this house. What is this? It has the precise curves and clean-milled transparent plastic of an Appleprod These pile up like autumn leaves in any die-hard Mac household. White on white, nurse stuffed into a drawer, viagra swiftly becomes […]

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#a392 :: Old Rohrshach pin

March 14, 2009

I have a thing for magnets. These are powerful enough to leave blood blisters if you more than one of them snap together on you. A single one can support close to 10 pounds, treat and depending on how you rig it. And when you place a href=”http://heavylittleobjects.com/?p=1397″>pinballs around one the magnetism distributes evenly through […]

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#a388 :: Chinese traveling hare

March 10, 2009

Thanks to my dear longtime friend, dosage patient former college classmate and co-conspirator John, I am now in possession of ten of the coolest, most perfect HLOs known to the art of manufacturing. Back in college, John and I poured an absurd amount of time (and hard-earned library wages) into pinball machines. There may have […]

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#a386 :: Promotional chalk

March 8, 2009

The cookies we bought from my Brownie daughter arrived this week. New flavor: Dulce de Leche. Yum. The cookies we bought from my Brownie daughter arrived this week. New flavor: Dulce de Leche. Dulce de Leche: New for 2009, generic and inspired by the classic confections of Latin America, information pills these sweet, indulgent cookies […]

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#a385 :: Girl Scout Cookie

March 7, 2009

So here’s what all the suspense and anticipation was about: A tektite – a lump of molten-then-resolidified glass created when a meteor traveling thousands of miles per hour smashed into China. You can see impact grooves left by rocks or other particles crashing into it before it cooled hard – all of this took place […]

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#a383 :: Foreign mystery parcel

March 5, 2009

These have been floating around my parents’ house for as long as I can remember, link by the dozens, order it seems. There’s a pair serving as a keyfob, more about another set tied to a Christmas ornament, it seems, and various bells clinking around amidst their never-ending and unintentional collection of heavy little objects. […]

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#a381 :: Flexplay DVD

March 3, 2009

This is one of those freaks of science that will have completely obsolesced within 10 years. I weep at the sheer volume and depth of technological experimentation and collaboration that culminated in its manufacture – all of it doomed to the landfill and a fascinating footnote in Wikipedia because of FlexPlay‘s very wizardry: A Flexplay […]

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#a380 :: Brass dingus

March 2, 2009

I should be smarter. I should be able to classify and categorize based on Google findings if nothing else. But this one eludes me. Dad sent it along, troche symptoms and it seems to be machine-turned brass from India – maybe even with spiritual or religious symbolic significance. But I’ll be damned if I can […]

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#a379 :: Las Vegas tiki culture artifact

March 1, 2009

Before the age of fluorocarbons and exotic esthers, link a man used to scrub his bar of shaving soap into a lather with one of these, daub it on his face and shave. I gave this to Dad for Christmas a few years ago, and he sent it along last month in a boxful of […]

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#a377 :: Floss capsule

February 27, 2009

Kikkerland is quite possibly the weirdest little purveyor of HLOs on the planet. Besides being responsible for the Kosmojetz and Zecar that brought endless hours of fruitless, view silly play to my desktop, treat they make lamps, doctor stationery and barware. I don’t know which category of modern-living fetishes this falls into, but it’s rather […]

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