Shure E2c Sound Isolating Earphones

Experience the ultimate musical experience when you listen with these noise-canceling earbuds. The special design blocks ambient noise, which can interfere with the nuance and detail of music. With a choice of soft foam and flexible sleeves, you can customize your fit to eliminate the distractions of ambient noise. The result is rich and incredibly detailed sound – a musical experience like no other.

Features:

  • Blocks ambient noise
  • Studio quality sound
  • Personalized fit
  • Portable, lightweight construction
  • Secure in-ear design
  • Includes black, nylon zipper tote
  • 2 year manufacturer’s warranty

Engineered by Shure – a leader in professional audio products – these earphones are designed to meet the demanding audio specifications of professional musicians and engineers. Designed to stay securely positioned inside your ear, they make a great choice for your daily jog, workout or other physical activity.

Hey Hey, Ho Ho. One Zero Zero One, Zero!

Unions in New York City are masters of psychological warfare. When they set up a giant blow-up rat (seasonally decked in Christmas tree lights) in front of your business and start singing union songs and chanting chants, well, it’s not a pleasant experience.

The chants are catchy. Here’s my favorite one:

We are the Union, we are the Union
Mighty, mighty Union – mighty mighty Union
Everywhere we go – everywhere we go,
People want to know – people want to know
Who we are – who we are
So we tell them – so we tell them

I culled this great quote from an article at Fastcompany.com:

“Twelve years ago, Mike O’Connor, owner of Big Sky Balloons & Searchlights in Plainfield, Illinois, created the first rat at the request of a union member in nearby Chicago. Said the union man of O’Connor’s first sketch: “It’s not mean enough.” O’Connor added bigger fangs and a pink belly with “festering nipples.” “I love it,” the man said. So did other unions. Today, Big Sky sells between 100 and 200 rats a year–even though it is a nonunion shop itself.”

Bigger fangs. Check.

“Festering nipples.” Check.

The rat is all over the city. Sean of Dust and Rust blog caught one in front of a Duane Reade.

If you decide to organize, I guess you can buy your own over here.