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Nerd Approved - Gadgets and Gizmos - Half Full Glass Trains You Into Being an Optimist - This two-tired glass is marked "half empty" and "half full" a the top. Guess which side you need to drink your tiny cup-full of beer? Think of it as an optimist training device. Product Page (TBA)
The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper: Slog - Nickels Voted for Mike McGinn - Exiting mayor Greg Nickels, in an interview with KIRO, said this: Mayor elect (Mike) McGinn, I think, won the election when he said that he would no longer stand in the way of the deal that the Governor (Christine Gregoire) and I came to over a year[...]
Uncrate - Do Hit Chair - We love it when designers encourage the buyer to customize their purchase, and when that customization involves smashing said purchase with an included hammer, you know we're in. Designed by... Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Boing Boing - Word cloud of underwear-bomber's posts at Islamic forum - "Just / want / allah / help / good / people." Link, requires Java and no adblockers. Via Wired Danger Room on Twitter, from @i2pi and via @drewconway Previously:Do new post-pantsbomber TSA security directives kill inflight WiFi ... Pantsbomber psy[...]
Boing Boing - Come Back With a Warrant doormat - ...apropos of bloggers being bullied into parting with their hard drives: check out this nifty doormat, available at Target for 18 bucks and some change.
Nerd Approved - Gadgets and Gizmos - Salt Shaker Man Has a Surprise For You In His Pants - The small, white man that you can set on your dinner table will dispense the most used food seasoning: salt. If you are looking to add a little spice to your meal, then you will have to take your chances with what comes out of his pants, though it ha[...]