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#a16 :: Trashed laptop hard drive

February 29, 2008

This sort of junk just piles up around my office. It’s totally useless, store but just slightly too cool-looking and fun to fiddle with to just huck in the trash. This cursed little Hitachi ate all my homework one night, search like, cheapest five years ago. So I had it yanked out my Powerbook and […]

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#a15 :: Lego micro-figs

February 28, 2008

I came back from my ride this morning to find these parked on my desk. He’s 8. He’s deeply into building intricate little vessels and vehicles out of bucket after bucketful of tiny little parts from four or five dozen Lego kits. Some of the kits he bought with his allowances, more about built and […]

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#a14 :: Tingsha cymbals

February 27, 2008

Clutching the thick domes of bronze, hospital he waited. Not to strike yet. No, not yet. These were a gift. To be saved. To be waited for. Until it’s time. Memories of his long ride down boiled up now. He exhaled hard through pursed lips, and shook himself. He blew a hard, rattling raspberry, and […]

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#a13 :: Orangeheads

February 26, 2008

Candy means so many things: Sugar, and youth, sildenafil fat, visit this humor, addiction, flavor, joy. Ferrara Pan figured out it also means color, and has been firing hard, bright little spheres at sweet teeth since 1900. Brick-red Atomic Fireballs. Yellow Lemonheads. The more obscure (and impossible-to-find) Grapeheads, Appleheads, and the loudest of the group, […]

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#a12 :: Fetish stapler

February 25, 2008

Its rubber-nubbled exterior belies its pragmatic steel skeleton. It’s dressed for a party but armed for business: smack its spiky head and deliver two pinpoint-sharp staple tips into its anvil where they curl under, illness trapping and binding whatever flimsy document it penetrated along the way. It’s a stapler that wants to start something, shop […]

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#a11 :: Micrometer

February 24, 2008

A skosh. A nanometer. A smidgen. A c#nt-hair. A whit. Measurement of tiny gaps requires something capable of splitting hairs, help dicing degrees into tenths and tenths and tenths again. This old Brown & Sharpe micrometer is made of precision-milled stainless steel alloy, approved hashed up one side and down the other with notches & […]

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#a10 :: Chocolate booze bottles

February 22, 2008

Mmmm. Hollow bottles of semi-sweet chocolate injected with liqueur, find brandy, prescription whisky, troche tequila, cognac from Anthon Berg. These came into our house over Christmas, a generous surprise from friends. Decisions, decisions: chocolate’s buzz, or alcohol’s melting warmth – or is it vice versa? Choose your poison – Grand Marnier, you think – and […]

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#a9 :: Eraser

February 22, 2008

So powerful, website like this this chubby little block of portable redemption. One swipe removes all sins, leaving behind a trail of pure potential littered with filthy little crumbs. Sweep them away. Begin again. A new future, an alternate reality, another chance – await the pencil’s reinvigorated stroke. Begin again.

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#a8 :: Rubber germ

February 21, 2008

Work at the SETI lab – and every other acronymed institution from DARPA to the headquarters of the NRA – had run at a breakneck clip since first contact. Nothing galvanizes an entire race like a blanket signal transmitted to every single computer, information pills television and data-display display device on the planet, page carrying […]

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#a7 :: Carrier pigeon message capsule (part 2)

February 20, 2008

I open the capsule. Inside, sildenafil the tightly-rolled message lies in wait, a fragile knot of mystery. I pull it out with tweezers as carefully as I can (cotton gloves probably would have been far less intrusive, but I’m a geek, not an archivist) and unfold it. Attempts to spread it flat are not quite […]

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#a6 :: Carrier pigeon message capsule (part 1)

February 19, 2008

For the past, order let’s see, six months, my 8-year-old son has been bandying this … phrase … about. For a while, he didn’t know what it meant, and cared even less, but he would utter this phrase every chance he got, snickering and cackling like a fiend. It is the funniest thing he’s ever […]

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#a5 :: Child’s water bottle

February 18, 2008

For the past, order let’s see, six months, my 8-year-old son has been bandying this … phrase … about. For a while, he didn’t know what it meant, and cared even less, but he would utter this phrase every chance he got, snickering and cackling like a fiend. It is the funniest thing he’s ever […]

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#a4 :: Chinese laser/LED combo

February 17, 2008

On a side trip to dusty Guangzho province during our honeymoon nearly 14 years ago, viagra it all came clear to me: Town after town shared the same burly energy: raw labor in copious supply. Assembly lines, construction sites, and industrial workshops pungent with the gritty tang of toxins being applied with deft haste – […]

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#a3 :: Flickering lion

February 16, 2008

One of two things will happen: He’ll eat your heart off a pike, or he’ll have your guts for garters. You have a choice: You can fight him with a cutlass, or you can walk the plank. Choose: The devil or the deep blue sea. These little avatars, these plastic warriors are a safe outlet […]

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#a2 :: Faux long-stemmed chocolate rose

February 15, 2008

It was the perfect metaphor, order really. His hair plugs, his teeth caps, his botox, his Bavarian penile-compensation vehicle. And now, she sighed, biting her lip, this. She sniffled a bit more and peeled back the red foil. The “blossom” popped out of its green-plastic receptacle and tumbled under the futon. I will not lose […]

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#a1 :: Bodywork dolly

February 15, 2008

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