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official obama buttons

official obama buttons

After Friday’s post, I was curious about the official stores of McCain and Obama, specifically the buttons. Political buttons are great fun. McCain’s buttons start at $5. Greedy bastard. Obama’s buttons start at $2. I was all set to buy the beautiful Obama pin shown above ($2) only to find out the only shipping option […]

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John McCain: I am leaking dangerous cargo

John McCain: I am leaking dangerous cargo

Looking for a way to throw away $200? Then buy the John McCain Nautical Lapel Pin from McCain’s very own website. Each flag is intended to represent the initials of Big Mac: “J”ohn “S”idney “M”cCain. However, their nautical symbolism goes deeper than just initials: J – Juliet -I am on fire and have dangerous cargo […]

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U.S. President line of power

U.S. President line of power

Curious to know who would become President of the United States if Bush and Cheney were knocked off? Most of you probably know it would be the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and that President pro tempore of the Senate, Robert Byrd is next in line. But who’s after that and beyond? Below is […]

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selling art I'm attached to

selling art I’m attached to

In all my years of selling art on ebay and Etsy, I have never sold a piece that I felt like I really didn’t want to let go. That day finally arrived today. Last year, I made, “Church of St Luke, Liverpool tribute“. It’s the first (and so far the only piece) in a series […]

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best idea for Navy Pier renovation

Thursday, June 5th’s Business section of the Chicago Tribune talked about the woes of renovating Navy Pier. It goes beyond the fact that the children’s museum is moving out. Any Chicagoan knows that all of Navy Pier is rather boring and dumpy. It’s only saving grace is its location and views of the city and […]

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solar power plant

solar power plant

The leaves are actually solar panels. Despite the appearance in the photo above, the leaves are flexible as shown here.developed by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Mitsubishi, and Tokki Corp. I’ve said it many times before on this blog. Japan rocks.

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sound proofing a shop vac vacuum

I developed a solution to my vacuum loudness as touched upon in my blog post on Monday. First, i put the shop vac on a towel in the basement bathroom, closed the door, walked upstairs to the living room couch and turned on a tivo’d episode of Rick Steves Europe (travel show). That wound up […]

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my newest cell phone

my newest cell phone

I decided to retire my Motorola v220. It was a good phone. It’s been in my possession for about 2 1/2 years (or maybe even 3 1/2 years). It’s held up very well with minor wear. I took a fair amount of photos on it once I decided to purchase DataPilot about a year ago […]

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