–The ultimate accessory, “fashion with bite”: a leopard print, “red-hot-red” or pink electronic stun gun from Taser. Me, I’ll take one of the music player holster versions, please. You sure there isn’t a pink one encrusted with crystals in a Hello Kitty design? (via Slate’s Human Nature column)
–Philips has created a pen that can “detect physiological factors, such as heart beat, blood pressure, skin temperature, and finger pressure,” essentially displaying your emotional state on paper. Can that pen write my book for me too? I’m waiting for the day when I can hook my brain up to a computer and “write” a story in my head which it then translates into a document. Yes, I have heard of a tape recorder, but speaking uses a different part of the brain and then I get distracted. It’s all in my head, I know.
–I’m infatuated with Debbi Ridpath Ohi’s Inky Girl comic about the Writing Life that my friend Leslie clued me in to. Eons ago I used to subscribe to Ohi’s writing newsletter, Inklings, and loved it. I followed her to Writers Digest, but then lost her when I didn’t renew my long-time subscription. Now I’ve got the Ohi back! Inky love. This isn’t me or anything. Nope.