In this week’s edition, learn all about The Sex Button, Smart Beds, Deadheading, Drinkable Chips, Magnet Fishing, The Period Game, My New Theme Song and the Best New Songs Out This Week
TV - Want more free tv options? Fast Company put together this list of 20 free streaming services.
Sex - There’s a new Kickstarter campaign for a device called LoveSync. It’s a $57 button that silently lets your partner know you want sex. The Sex Button.
Science - “For many scientists, the resonant mystery is no longer which animals are conscious, but which are not.” Scientists Are Totally Rethinking Animal Cognition
Personal Theme Song Discovered:
Snaps & Buckles & Things
Don’t Deadhead. - All the bad things about Uber & Lyft in one simple list.
Only in Florida - A couple was “magnet fishing” in the Ocklawaha River near Ocala, Fla. — using a magnet to try to locate “precious metal.” After their venture, they put their finds into a five-gallon bucket, put the bucket in the trunk, drove to a nearby Taco Bell ...and only then called police to report that their haul included a World War II-era hand grenade. The restaurant was evacuated while the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded. Bomb techs “determined that the firing pin mechanism on the grenade did not appear to be functional,” but they removed the grenade for destruction at another location. The Taco Bell was closed for over an hour while the grenade was dealt with. Taco Bell…always explosive.
PopQuiz, Hotshot! - What do morticians do with all the blood they take out of dead bodies?
Go With The Flow -The Period Game is a new board game about menstruation.
Serving two addictions - A Drinkable Potato Chip so you can have the other hand free to use your phone.
Space Invaders - Making marriage counselors everywhere nervous; Ford has created a smart bed that rolls selfish sleepers back into place:
22 New Songs We Love This Week
Spankin’ new songs we love this week include tracks by Dale Watson, Ashe, Over The Rhine, The Regrettes, Nick Waterhouse, Rosie Flores, The Cactus Blossoms, Hayes Carll, Ider, Caroline Spence, Anna Tivel, Yann Tiersenn & More
Book - Stephen King had this to say about Don Winslow’s The Force: “Think THE GODFATHER, only with cops. It's that good.” Even though I have no idea who I’m rooting for as I read it, I’m enjoying the ride. And damn, can Don Winslow write.
Movie #1 - A Norwegian disaster movie makes the list of recommendations this week. The tension in this movie is relentless and sustained from beginning to end. Had my kids screaming, “RUN!” at the top of their lungs. It’s overdubbed in English on Netflix; wish they would have just left it with subtitles. It’s a thoroughly fun, heart-pounding movie that moves briskly by at a mere 105 minutes.
Movie #2 - Well, actually only the trailer is out for this one, but I have incredibly high hopes for this because it’s from the writer of Love Actually and my favorite movie of all-time About Time. This one is called Yesterday:
It’s A Small World After All…
London - Cecil Court, the real life Diagon Alley for book lovers.
Sweden - Turns out Swedes like the hot stuff.
Buying property in Italy: An illustrated tale:
New Zealand - In America, you get a fake plastic peach in your Happy Meal or some other worthless piece of crap. In New Zealand, kids are getting Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach or other Dahl classic at McDonald’s.
Prague - Nope. Weed is not legal in Prague.
Laugh or Cry, Man...Laugh or Cry
Encore :: Closing this one out with a joke…
Robert and Peter, are sitting at their favorite bar, drinking beer. Robert turns to Peter and says,"You know, I'm tired of going through life without an education.Tomorrow I think I'll go the community college, and sign up for some classes." Peter agrees that it's a good idea, and the two leave.
The next day, Robert goes down to the college and meets the Dean of Admissions, who signs him up for the four basic classes:Math, English, history, and Logic.
"Logic?" Robert says. "What's that?The dean says, "I'll show you. Do you own a lawn mower?" "Yeah." "Then logically speaking, because you own a lawn mower, I think that you would have a yard." "That's true, I do have a yard." "I'm not done," the dean says. "Because you have a yard, I think logically that you would have a house." "Yes, I do have a house" "And because you have a house, I think that you might logically have a family." "I have a family." "I'm not done yet. Because you have a family, then logically you must have a wife." "Yes, I do have a wife." "And because you have a wife, then logic tells me you must be a heterosexual."
"I am a heterosexual. That's amazing, you were able to find out all of that because I have a lawn mower."
Excited to take the class now, Robert shakes the Dean's hand and leaves to go meet Peter at the bar.He tells Peter about his classes, how he is signed up for Math, English History, and Logic. "Logic?" Peter says, "What's that?"
Robert says, "I'll show you. Do you have a lawn mower?"
"Then you're gay."
Thanks for reading. Have a great week.