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Sadako versus Snickers

A friend in France sent me an email one day and wrote, “You have to watch this Japanese movie ‘Ring.’ It’s very special.” Since he likes horror films as much as I do, his words carried weight. But in 1998 it wasn’t easy to find a copy, and I had to nose around a bit before finally locating a DVD on amazon.co.uk.  As you can see from …

Your washing machine should be smarter about washing clothes than you are

Washing machines have always felt like a sort of necessary evil. I’m wouldn’t go so far as suggesting that no one enjoys washing clothes – heck, I find doing the dishes kind of cathartic. People are weird. But most washers feel like big, dumb machines. Machines that break down, lose our unmentionables and often ruin the clothes they should be cleaning. It doesn’t seem like …