Tag Archives: books

Armchair / Bookshelf Become One

While bookshelves might one day soon be a thing of the past, especially if projections made by eBook companies ever come to pass, today they still serve a purpose. Not quite everyone is sold on the whole books without paper pages thing. And for those people, there’s the Tatik, a Armchair / Bookshelf hybrid which provides a stylish nook to ...

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Buy It on Amazon: A Book with a Million Random Digits

When the geniuses over at the RAND Corporation published their now pivotal work “A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates,” there’s no way they could have known the number of lives they would change. But the comments speak for themselves. “I took a class in statistics in college. I used this book to help me select random phone numbers ...

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Better Book Titles Makes Judging Books By Their Covers Okay

Finally, books made to be judged by their covers. Before I had a life or a career, I loved reading. There was nothing I liked better than curling up with a great book. Now, I just don’t know how people find the time. I read for maybe 45 minutes before I go to sleep, but half of that time is ...

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501 Things to Do with a Zombie

Hey, here’s a novel idea. It’s a called a ‘book.’ And instead of a screen, you read the words off of pieces of paper which you ‘turn’ to continue the story. It sounds like a novelty item to me. But regardless, this book, “501 Things to Do with a Zombie,” lists a large number of activities you and your zombie ...

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Taxidermy from the Dr. Seuss Universe

Inspired by some of the weirder creature creations featured in Dr. Seuss’s iconic books for children (and really nostalgic and/or geeky adults), The Marine Muggs Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy mashes together the finest of modern creative works with your love of slaughtering anything with a fictional or non-fictional pulse. These Dr. Seuss taxidermy pieces would fit comfortably between the mounted ...

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Star Wars Lightsaber Bookends

Using the Amazon Kindle for so long I almost forgot that there are some places where books still come with pages. The Lightsaber doesnt really spear through the books, although judging from the photos it does turn at least part of them into a clammy mess of scrambled egg. Thats not quite fair: the photos show a prototype, so the ...

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Android Karenina: The Next Satirical Masterpiece

Quirk Classics, publishers of both Pride andPrejudiceand Zombies, and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is getting geared up to release their next satirical work, this time taking aim at Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina with the aptly named Android Karenina. Ben H. Winters retells the classic through the eyes of, well, pretty much a geek. Including plenty of sensual android ...

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Another Victim of Piglet Flu

I always figured Christopher Robin was more compassionate than this. Eeyore, not so much. Pooh? He’s just in in for the honey. He figures with Piglet gone it’s one less mouth to feed. Fricken’ fat ass. Who gives a shit about the other two assholes. After seeing this treatment of Piglet I don’t care if Tigger takes a flying leap ...

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BookMarker: Saving the Page and Making a Note

I’ve never been one to mark up my books with notes. There is something seemingly sacrilegious about penning up the pure paper of a tome of knowledge. Even if that tome happens to be a Harry Potter novel. The BookMarker is made to not only save your place, but contains a super thin pen which lets you mark up your ...

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Help! Bookmark: Literally Stuck in the Plot

Some books have a way of pulling you in, grabbing your attention and never letting go. Apparently mini-people have a harder time resisting the urge to be physically sucked in to the book. The Help! Bookmark is a fun bookmark design which simulates the demise of the world’s tiniest man, stuck between the pages and begging for his way out. ...

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