The times they are a changin'

I've had no time to get online lately, but I loved the nostalgic nugget that Glenn linked earlier :

So you have a former Weather Underground member who now is pro-military, throwing shoes at the anti-military Socialist Mayor, in a protest that would fall under the "community of sanctuary" protection if the protester still was a member of the Weather Underground and protesting against the Iraq war. Only in Ithaca.
I'd like to see such antics spread to Berkeley and Ann Arbor.

But for now I'll just be glad when I can finally stop having to snake out sewer lines that hadn't been used in decades.

In the process, I have learned that time is not kind to old tubes (whether they're located inside homes or humans...)

But check out this gadget!


It's the "Ridgid SeeSnake Micro Inspection Camera"!

From BoingBoing's description:

Generally, micro inspection cameras are frightfully expensive professional instruments for dedicated industrial applications with commensurately high professional fees attached. When I stumbled across the $182 Ridgid SeeSnake, I became so excited that I felt a wave of static electricity across my scalp and was momentarily light-headed before I regained my composure long enough to click Add to Shopping Cart.
Well, it is exciting. Imagine the possibilities.
Besides being able to see in hidden locations, there are hook and magnet wand attachments to grab objects discovered in these previously uncharted territories. Clearly, this is not a professional grade tool and is not a direct replacement for versions costing thousands of dollars. However, with the 3-foot wand it is more than adequate for looking in your own ears. Ladies and gentlemen, let's face facts, that alone is worth $182 and any ancillary purpose is gravy.
If you had the um, intestinal fortitude to use it on your own internal tubing, think of the bundle you could save!

posted by Eric on 02.06.09 at 11:59 AM


I've always wanted to look into an ear, but not badly enough to go to medical school and get one of those thingies they use.

But this? Yeah.

Donna B.   ·  February 6, 2009 9:44 PM

Just hope it's not made in china.

Robert   ·  February 12, 2009 8:09 AM

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