Monday, May 31, 2021

She finally got her Batman-themed birthday party

 From a longer thread:

Intimidating stairs; Dangerous lamp; Elegant photographer

The latest Ultra Detail Figures are deformed Tom and Jerry

A bunch of new Ultra Detail Figures by Medicom are available for preorder, including vintage cereal mascots, Captain Tsubasa soccer players, and these Tom and Jerry figures: 

FYI for Amazon device owners, Amazon Sidewalk will automatically be switched on as of June 8, and will start connecting neighbors' Amazon devices to your WiFi


If you use Alexa, Echo, or any other Amazon device, you have only 10 days to opt out of an experiment that leaves your personal privacy and security hanging in the balance.

On June 8, the merchant, Web host, and entertainment behemoth will automatically enroll the devices in Amazon Sidewalk. The new wireless mesh service will share a small slice of your Internet bandwidth with nearby neighbors who don’t have connectivity and help you to their bandwidth when you don’t have a connection.

By default, Amazon devices including Alexa, Echo, Ring, security cams, outdoor lights, motion sensors, and Tile trackers will enroll in the system.

TikTok owner Bytedance sells a lamp with two built-in surveillance cameras to monitor children as they study


The Dali Smart Work Lamp has two “smart cameras,” one on the top and one on the front, so that “it is convenient for parents to know the child’s learning status,” no matter where they are. Not only can parents remotely monitor their kids via a connected smartphone app, kids can take a picture of completed work and submit it for inspection. The onboard cameras can also be used for video calls.


That success has inspired many of China’s leading tech companies, including Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, and Xiaomi, to pile into the new industry

New "Blade Runner 2049" t-shirt at Last Exit to Nowhere

Bibi's Bar.

Charles Barkley says he lost weight so he could be lifted in a chair at his daughter's wedding

Insider wrote up Barkley's appearance on Kimmel:

Charles Barkley is losing weight for his daughter's wedding so that he can participate in the hora.

The hora is a traditional Jewish celebratory dance in which party guests are lifted in a chair.


"Listen, I need all Jewish people on deck, brother," Barkley said. "Because I can only get so skinny by Saturday, man."

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The power of color vs. black and white

Frog is doing his best; Creating an insect hotel; Bugs in amber

Sunday, May 30, 2021

A 1988 article about David Schwimmer's mom, one of Los Angeles's "most powerful family-law attorneys"


Arlene Colman-Schwimmer, 47, is one of the few women in this elite crowd. The Brooklyn-born daughter of a cabdriver and a seamstress, she’s a street fighter with the tenacity of a pit bull. Though many of her fellow lawyers aren’t particularly enamored of her sometimes obnoxious and often outrageous tactics, she is accorded at least a grudging respect by those who come in contact with her. A few days in Colman--Schwimmer’s life is a crash course in the real game of L.A. Law--divorce division.

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Steel plant from above; Photosynthesis looks happy; Did it feel like The Mandalorian season 2 was primarily about creating spinoffs?

Repainted MUSCLE figures

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Good thread about reporters being stalked while trying to investigate in China

The thread starts here.



In-N-Out pool float looks like a fry container, includes bible verse

Fry Boat Pool Float available now. (The various bible verses printed on In-N-Out packaging are explained here.)

Brandon Bird has a 40% off fine art prints sale right now

40% off fine art prints with the code MEMORIALDAY. (He also has a pay what you want commission offer.)

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Jurassic Park amber dessert; Super Mario Castle in Montana; Good poster for the kitchen

This week's best Warhammer 40k miniatures and other hobby creations

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