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    Best of the Blues Brothers
    by John Belushi Dan Aykroyd
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    VHS Tape (14 February, 1994)
    list price: $14.99
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    Editorial Review

    Dan Aykroyd and Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) take turns telling how theBlues Brothers came to be, in a restaurant interview with Tom Davis (once uponon a time teamed with Al Franken on Saturday Night Live). For those whodon't know, the Blues Brother are Joliet Jake Blues (John Belushi) and ElwoodBlues (Dan Aykroyd), two black-clad R & B artists who made it big with recurringappearances on Saturday Night Live in the late 1970s, and with thenumber-one hit "Soul Man," and of course in the hit 1980 movie, The BluesBrothers. The conceit of the restaurant interview allows Aykroyd to givesome much-needed background to the origins of the act he and Belushi developed.It also serves as a lead-in to live footage, the real appeal of the video, whichis an anthology of Saturday Night Live performances (including the firstone where they were dressed in Killer Bees costumes), and concert footage fromthe 1979 U.S. tour. A must-have for Blues Brothers fans, the DVD also includesan instructional video for those who want to learn blues harmonica. --JimGay ... Read more


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    Reviews (13)

    1-0 out of 5 stars v
    je cherche la cassette vidéo VHS des blues brothers en francais ou la trouvé stp..... merci

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Cities, Best Comics, Best Music, What Else?
    It doesn't get much better than this.....here is the final compendium on the BBs.....Chicago and Toronto, Belushi and Akroyd, Blues and Blues.......all those bits you thought you would never see again.....but here they are. Don't think, don't read further, just get it and enjoy it whenever you want.

    This is a full catalog of all the classics....you can't go wrong on this one.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but......
    I'm a huge BB fan but while the DVD was good, it could have been great.Specifically, the audio mixing was lean.The sound was missing the richness that the BB's are known for.Likewise, although I'm not one to crank the bass, the bass was too light.

    Another complaint is the goofy discussions with Dan Akroyd between songs.Fairly cheesy.It would have been better to add the discussions with Dan as a Special Feature rather than between songs.Furthermore, the songs tended to abrubtly start during the second or third bar of the song.Why not at the beggining of the song?

    Nonetheless, if you're a die hard BB fan you'll enjoy it. ... Read more

    Asin: 630306003X
    Subjects:  1. Music Videos - Blues   

    Panasonic RQL30 Mini Cassette Recorder
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    list price: $39.95
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    Editorial Review

    One-touch recording combined with standard controls such as cue, review, and pause make the Panasonic RQ-L30 a thorough portable cassette recorder. The voice-activated system and built-in condenser mic allow for up to 24 hours of recording on two AA batteries. The three-digit counter allows you to keep your place, and a LED indicator lets you know the unit is recording. There is a front speaker for convenient playback. The unit also has external mic and headphone jacks. The Panasonic RQ-L30 comes in a silver finish and has a one-year warranty. ... Read more


    • Built-in front speaker for convenient listening
    • Cue, review, and pause controls; LED recording/battery indicator
    • Voice-activated personal cassette recorder with 3-digit tape counter
    • 1-touch recording and built-in condenser microphone
    • Tape up to 24 hours on 2 AA batteries
    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This little one made it through the muck of life!
    Although this is a cheepie, this little recorder went an astonishingly long way with me. Too bad it is discontinued. I recommend this recorder if it ever comes on the market again. I have gone through many recorders, and most only last a few weeks. This one made it two years of near daily use, lots of banging around, and the general chaos of academic life. Panasonic needs to reintroduce this lil one, since mine FINALLY went kaplooey and I need a new'n bad.

    5-0 out of 5 stars MORE FEATURES THAN LISTED~~~
    Decent sound-even 4 pre recorded music. has HEADPHONE,elect. adapter & external MIC JACKS.Small,light-even clear-when recording in front of a fan w/o external mic. (close rrange)Definitly an affordable alternative to micro cassette recorders. Will use rechargable batteries only about 3-4hrs playback & a bit heavier w/Golden Power batts.- Hope to update this review w/ comments on its long life.5STARS FOR ACCURATE PORTRAYALS OF A GOOD RCEORDER.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Cassette Recorder
    Just like with most of Panasonic products, the RQL-50 mini cassette recorder is outstanding. Great sound quality, attractive design and simple use are worth the price I paid through Amazon.com. It comes equiped with two DC2.4V NiCad rechargeable batteries and an AC adaptor/charger. I have been using it for about four months for recording interviews with no problems. This is the second RQL-50 that I have owned. It is compact and light weight and highly recommend it. The Amazon.com price is hard to beat. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004T1XL
    Subjects:  1. panasonic recorder, rql30, cassette recorder    2. portable recorder, microcassette    3. mini cassette, mini recorder    4. Portable Microcassette Cassette Recorder (Personal Micro Audio, Audiocassette, Audiotape, Tape)   

    Norelco 5655X Deluxe Advantage Wet/Dry Cordless Rechargeable Men's Shaver
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Health and Beauty
    list price: $222.00
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    Editorial Review

    This water-resistant 6-watt electric razor has it all. It's cordless, shaves a wet or dry face while dispensing shaving lotion with the push of a button, automatically adjusts to facial contours with three individually floating, self-sharpening stainless-steel shaving heads, provides 45 hair lifters and 45 rotating blades to shave below the skin, and comes with a full-width, snap-on trimmer for mustache and sideburns. It's perfect for the traveling man because the charging stand works worldwide on 110- to 240-volt systems, the razor recharges fully in 1 hour to provide 36 minutes of shaving time, and everything fits in a soft, washable travel bag. Shaving-lotion cartridges snap in easily, and pump buttons on both sides of the head dispense the lotion. (Ten Nivea lotion cartridges are included.) The head rinses clean after use. Norelco provides a 60-day, full-refund satisfaction guarantee after 2 weeks of use and a 2-year warranty against defects.--Fred Brack ... Read more


    • Charging stand works worldwide on 110-to-240-volt systems
    • Dispenses shaving lotion while shaving wet or dry face
    • Three shaving heads adjust automatically in multiple directions to fit face
    • 45 lifters and 45 rotating blades shave below skin
    • Full-width, snap-on trimmer for mustache and sideburns
    Reviews (7)

    1-0 out of 5 stars WE BROKE OUT
    me and old my broke out with horrible acne from the lotion stuff in this razor.its not worth it

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best gift I ever gave him he says.....
    He complained at first about the price BUT He nows says it is the best shaver he has ever had. He has senative skin and has always had little burn mark thingies and cuts on his face it did not matter if it was electric or a regular razor, but not anymore. His face is really smooth and always looks so nice.This is worth twice what I paid just because now he loves to shave :-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS RIGHT NOW!
    I bought this for my husband for father's day.He has never used an electric razor before saying that he did not like them because they do not get a good shave.He also has sensitive skin and after he would shave his skin would be red and it would hurt.His face looked terrible and forget about shaving in the evening after work if we were going somewhere nice.I got him this because of the money back policy.He used it and loves it.His face looks great and the shave is very close just like the disposable razors.His face is no longer red and he can shave in the evenings if we are going somewhere nice even after he shaved in the morning.The lotion last a long time.He got ten packets and still as of the end of august still has not used them all and I gave it to himin the middle of June.He loves it and would never use anything else.They say to give it 3 weeks.You do not need that long after a week my husband looked great and he loved it.This is a must have! ... Read more

    Asin: B000050B67

    Sharp VL-A10U 3" Color LCD Hi8 ViewCam
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    list price: $329.99
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    Editorial Review

    The standard 8mm format and 16x power zoom of the Sharp VL-A1OU Viewcam provide all you need for easy home video recording and playback. Its 3-inch onscreen display with 270-degree swivel and high-capacity battery pack make it user friendly and efficient.It features digital gamma brightness compensation and full-range autofocus to make clearer pictures. For unique and personal recordings, this Viewcam sports a customizable and standard message title writer, as well as four digital picture effects for B&W, sepia, solarized, and negative images. An infrared remote control is supplied so you have the freedom to sit back and watch while your Viewcam does the work. The compact size and manageable weight make it ideal for travel and packing. ... Read more


    • High-capacity NiMH battery pack for longer recording
    • 16x power zoom
    • 3-inch color LCD view screen with 270-degree swivel
    • 4 special effects
    • Title writer with customized or preset titles
    Reviews (12)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excuse me...
    It would be foolish to rely upon the information of an incompetent user not knowing the difference between digital and analog technology. A "large red X" means you are trying to record on a protected tape! By the way, its in good conscience not conscious. Furthermore, how can anyone claim a product is the "lamest on the market" when electronic publications that TEST each product say otherwise. The Sharp VL-A10U is an outstanding camera and if you should have trouble operating it consult your manual before making false claims and assumptions.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Why this camera is not good
    Well dont buy this camera is how i should start it off.
    let me tell you this funny story. See im 14 years old, im trying to become a Film Director. So i bought this camera because it seemed decent. I come home with it 2 days later.
    In one of my scenes i wanted the camera to aim at me, but my brother wasnt their to help me. I twisted the lens around, as i did it i heard this noise [Crackal Crackal] [Electric Zap] and my finger split. The camera then shut off. I called the company and asked for assistance. A guy picked up the phone and said. Please Hold. 10 mins later the guy comes back and says, we cant help you. And hangs up the phone.... Dont buy this camera.
    By the way. my uncle [Lawyer] will be chatting with them soo, thanx for bringing me one step down of my dream!

    1-0 out of 5 stars I can not let you buy this camera in good conscious!!!!
    I hope this review reached you before you bought the lamest digital camera on the market.My wife and I have used this camera for a total of 10 hrs over 2 years.It does not work at all after this limited use. It is a useless paper weight.A larger red X appears on the screen when we put a tape in and try to record. The cost of repairs is estimated at $200.Doesn't the camera cost $200????

    If I have not been able to reach you prior to your purchase of the Sharp paper weight then save your self the time and trouble of contacting Sharps customer service department when (not if) their inferior product breaks ... just copy either of the two below emails and send them to yourself.

    From: _hesupport@sharpsec.com [mailto:hesupport@sharpsec.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 5:15 PM
    To: [removed]
    Subject: RE: New Contact Us Product Support Submission for Camcorders

    Thank you for contacting Sharp Electronics Corporation.

    We are sorry you experienced difficulty with your Sharp product.Our products are manufactured with quality parts and workmanship and must pass extensive quality control tests.

    We have reviewed the information that you have provided.Based on the fact that your unit is out of the limited warranty period, we must respectfully decline your request for assistance.It is not Sharp's policy to extend the warranty period.

    We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with this information.If you need additional information include all information from prior e-mail messages and replies.

    Laura Perez
    Customer Assistance Specialist
    Customer Assistance Center
    Operational Support Line- 800-237-4277

    "_hesupport@sharpsec.com" wrote:
    Thank you for contacting Sharp Electronics Corporation.

    We apologize for the difficulties you are having with your Sharp product.

    Based on the information you have provided, we suggest that you have your
    product evaluated by a Sharp authorized service center. For the location of
    the nearest Sharp authorized servicer in your area, please call our toll
    free number, 1-800-237-4277 or visit our Website at http://sharpusa.com/.

    You can select customer service, and then follow the prompts to our service

    We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with this information. If you
    need additional information include all information from prior e-mail
    messages and replies.

    Laura Perez
    Customer Assistance Specialist
    Customer Assistance Center
    Operational Support Line- 800-237-4277

    ... Read more

    Asin: B00004SY5K
    Subjects:  1. Three inch    2. Camcorder (Camcorders)    3. 8mm (Millimeter)    4. Hi8 (Hi 8)   

    The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (28 July, 1992)
    list price: $16.98
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    Editorial Review

    It's good to have all of Thorogood's biggest hits in one place, but Baddest is pretty skimpy on the perennial album-radio cuts, substituting bonus tracks and second-line material. "Ride On Josephine," for example, isn't here. Neither are Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place to Go," "Night Time," and a number of other staples. More suspicious still, "Bad to the Bone" appears with a new remix. Hmm. Looks like someone's leaving some slack for a Volume 2. Since the Thorogood catalog is fairly big, it wouldn't pay to track down his highlights album-by-album, but the Live CD will set you up pretty well. --Gavin McNett ... Read more

    Reviews (19)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hes bad to the bone, but his guitar playings ****ing awesome
    Ive seen people try and compare him to the likes of Jimmy page. But thats not what George Thorogood is all about. Hes about women, beer, baseball, music, and more than anything, just plain fun.
    And thats exactly how he comes across. When he described himself as a burger bar, he meant it. He doesnt asked to be compared to any one else. Because the only reason he plays, is because HE LOVES IT.
    If you like damn good blues, and you just want to chill, this is the one for you. Any time.
    He riffs like anything, and the brilliant copies of 'one Bourbon,one Scotch, one Beer' and 'who do you love' will have you playing air guitar all night.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bad To The Bone
    Bad To the Bone by George Thorogood & The Destroyers is the best rock song out there!!!!

    This song also rocks when played at the USHRA Monster Jam as Grave Digger's theme song!!!!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars great slide work
    my fav tune is "steady rollin' man" but they are all good. this cd would be good at a party with adult beverages being served ... Read more

    Asin: B000002UZM
    Subjects:  1. Album Rock    2. Blues-Rock    3. Boogie Rock    4. Hard Rock    5. Pop    6. Rock    7. Rock & Roll    8. Slide Guitar Blues   

    Comedy Writing Secrets
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 March, 1992)
    list price: $16.99 -- our price: $11.55
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    Reviews (12)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A rectangular book ideal for squares
    Ever wondered why we laugh and why certain jokes are funny?

    Well, the answers to those questions set the frame work that Comedy Writing Secrets follows to help you think more like a comedy writer.

    Even if you are a naturally funny person (speaking from experience here!) the book is incredibly valuable. If you read a few chapters and then go about your day you might find something magic... all of a sudden you'll start making jokes you never would have thought of (you guys who follow David DeAngelo's stuff know what I'm talking about).

    I didn't buy it with the intention of becoming a stand up or writing hit TV shows but it has helped me create jokes I would previously never thought of.

    It's a great read and very funny. There are numerous examples to illustrate the concepts and the book's structure is easy to follow.

    It's really a textbook on comedy without being a textbook.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Simple but not necessarily funny methods...
    Usually when one writes a negative review, Amazon readers say the review was not helpful.Also, Amazon tends to make their "spotlight reviews" the good ones.

    This book is a decidedly mixed bag.On the positive side: the author clearly identifies the schtick of famous comedians; he has made up exercises to "practice" the steps one needs to take to be "funny;" he makes good comments about how to be a writer or comedian in the public spotlight.So this is a technically competent book.

    Yet little of the humor in the book is actually funny, or at least to my taste funny.I never thought Jack E. Leonard was funny, I detested Don Rickles' aggressive and demeaning "humor;" Rodney Dangerfield was significantly depressed so I always felt sick when I heard his jokes; Jackie Gleason was a self-involved fat turkey who did not like women, etc., etc.Yet we can see where Helitzer's favorite comics come from: his theory is that humor "is about superiority."

    So much for irony, understatement, significant pauses, or just treating people to something funny.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Did anybody actually read this?
    I consider my completition of Herlitzer's COMEDY WRITING SECRETS to be one of my greatest accomplishments this year, as I can remember fewer more arduous uphill battles. The first problem with this book is how old it is. Published in 1987, he refers to rising stars of comedy like Robin Williams and Billy Crystal. Since comedy is like any other fast-paced media, these guys are practically the wise old men at this point.

    With the way he breaks down humor in here, into such contrived formulas and over-simplification, it seems he could never have imagined the popularity of stand-ups like Dave Atell, Mike Barbiglio, Lewis Black, Jon Stewart or the atrocious Colin Quinn. Humor has simply changed too much since he wrote this book.

    And while this book may contain little gems here and there, he consistently uses the most TERRIBLE jokes for his examples (like: "wife to husband, opening present, 'It's what I always wanted! Did you keep the receipt?'").

    I hate to disagree with every other reviewer, but I think that this book's advice on comedy only applies to the select few of us blessed with time machines. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0898795109
    Sales Rank: 1279
    Subjects:  1. Authorship    2. Comedy (Performing Arts)    3. Form - Parodies    4. General    5. Publishing    6. Reference    7. Wit and humor    8. Writing Skills   


    Leatherman 61010103Original Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool with Leather Belt Sheath
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $46.07
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    Editorial Review

    This is the tool that started the Leatherman revolution. Despite the introduction of new and more elaborate models from Leatherman, the Original remains a popular tool. We like the tough, compact design of the Original, as well as the high quality of the blades and tools. The jaws of the pliers are extremely tough. The Original packs a pretty impressive assortment of tools, including wire cutters, a knife, a metal/wood file, a can/bottle opener, an awl/punch, a nice assortment of Phillips screwdrivers, and more--all perfect for quick, on-the-spot jobs. It's true that the big knife blade would be more effective if it faced the other way, and that having to open the whole thing to get at any of the tools is less than ideal (both issues have been addressed in Leatherman's Wave). But it wasn't so long ago that the Original Leatherman was the only choice, and it's still a great addition to any toolbox, remaining just as handy as when it first came out. --Brian Trinen ... Read more


    • 13 tools, including awl/punch and clip-point knife
    • Stainless-steel finish
    • Weighs 5 ounces
    • Closes to 4 inches
    • 25-year guarantee

    Asin: B0000224UB
    Subjects:  1. (Knife)    2. (Multitools)    3. (Swiss Army Knives)    4. Hand Tools    5. Multi-tools    6. Camping Accessories   

    Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 August, 1996)
    list price: $21.95 -- our price: $14.93
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    Reviews (13)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Thesaurus and More
    Wonderful reference! With more than 350,000 references, I have no problem finding the word I'm looking for. This thesaurus has words both indexed and categorized so that related words are even closer at hand. Makes serendipity more likely. I especially like the lists included throughout the book. If I look up "hero," I also get a list of famous heros in history. Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus can make writing much more interesting and fun.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not all thesauruses are alike
    After several days of research, during which I sought recommendations in books for writers and tested a dozen competitors, I have found Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus the clear winner. Compared to its rivals, it is cheaper, but printed on better paper with a more legible typeface. It has a useful thumb index and a clean layout unlike the others. Its wordlists, topics, and lists are more relevant.

    Best of all, it's more intuitive than the others--not only in the process of looking up a word, but in the list of words found. And at the end of most wordlists are references to related concepts that increase the smart, intuitive feel to the book, a feature lacking in the competition. I consistently found the right word and/or wordlist more easily with Roget's Bartlett's than with Roget's International 6th.

    The crucial step to finding the right word is when looking in the index. Fortunately, Bartlett's lists every single word in the index, whereas Roget's International 6th does not. Not finding a word in a thesaurus index is disconcerting, and substituting that word for a simpler, indexed one doesn't always lead in the right direction. Also, instead of distinguishing between nouns and verbs in the index, as Roget's International 6th does with hard-to-read type, Bartlett's streamlines the search by using descriptive phrases that distinguish, for example, "pedal" the part of a keyboard instrument from "pedal" meaning propel. This helps to pinpoint the right wordlist.

    Despite its unwieldy name, Bartlett's Roget's does not exactly combine both reference tools. There is only about one quotation from Bartlett's every two pages, making the quotations more of a decorative distraction than a useful reference. But I see nothing wrong with the innocuous added bonus in a thesaurus that easily beats the others.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't get the ones in dictionary form..get this kind
    Indispensable! I gave my old copy of this to my nephew going away to college.What a mistake for me!I was in graduate school at the time and had another thesaurus in dictionary form..and figured that would be fine.Yuck.I found myself wishing I had this version again..so I just bought another one.

    The way I use it is not to come up with words to impress people (well, not usually) but rather to remember a word that I want to use, but can't exactly recall (must be my age).I know you all have done it and can relate to that great feeling of finally finding that word! The conceptual setup is perfect for this becuase sometimes you can get close with a guess, but you need that whole section on weight (for example) to really pinpoint your word (not just synonyms for heavy). ... Read more

    Isbn: 0316101389
    Sales Rank: 24065
    Subjects:  1. English Language Dictionaries    2. English language    3. General    4. Reference    5. Synonyms and antonyms    6. Thesauri    7. Reference / General   


    Divine Comedy : Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso (in one volume) (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 August, 1995)
    list price: $24.00 -- our price: $16.32
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    Reviews (35)

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite books
    Although this monster sized novel actually contains three books the one most recognized by theological scholors is "Inferno", a series of graphic descriptions of hell. The book comes in a medievalish binding, the kind of type you could imagine finidng in your attic. Historical footnotes guide the lost through one of the most memorable reads ever. Great illustrations (Made in the Middle Ages) decorate each chapter, involving you in the story a little more than most. In short, take an entire weekend to read Dante's Divine Comedy and you will rember it all your life...

    "Abandon all hope."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Homer -> Virgil -> Dante
    First of all I would like to say that I have seen a couple of translations of the Divine Comedy but this one suits mebest.

    Second of all I am pretty sorry that Everyman's Library editions of the classics aren't available where I live because they are great.

    I would also like to praise the great notes which will really come in handy whilst reading this masterpiece.

    I would also like to comment Dante on being one of the best poets ever (he can be easily compared to Homer, Virgil, Shakespeare and Milton). Not only does Dante succeed in bringing us one of the best books ever written. He also does this using a very complex construction (read about it elsewhere if you like to). He also succeeds in giving us one of the most amazing pictures that no one will forget after reading this book. He also blends Christianity perfectly with the great enchant Greek believes.

    I could keep on praising him for pages and pages but I would recommend you to go and find out for yourself.

    (it also did always amaze me that this guy has never read Homerus.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Which Translation?
    The translation that you choose will have an impact upon your enjoyment of any work written in a foreign language. In the case of The Divine Comedy, the translations recommended by The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation are those by (1) Dorothy L. Sayers and (2) Geoffrey L. Bickersteth. The Mandelbaum translation also received favorable comment. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0679433139
    Sales Rank: 3046
    Subjects:  1. Classics    2. Continental European    3. Italian Poetry    4. Poetry    5. Poetry / Single Author / Continental European   


    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (24 September, 1991)
    list price: $13.98 -- our price: $11.99
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    Editorial Review

    If Nevermind's sound is familiar now, it's only because thousands of rock records that followed itwere trying very hard to cop its style. It tears out of the speakers like a cannonball, from the punk-turbo-charged riff of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" onward, magnifying and distilling the wounded rage of 15 years of the rock underground into a single impassioned roar. Few albums have occupied the cultural consciousness like this one; of its 12 songs, roughly 10 are now standards. The record's historical weight can make it hard to hear now with fresh ears, but the monumental urgency of Kurt Cobain's screams is still shocking. --Douglas Wolk ... Read more

    Reviews (1423)

    1-0 out of 5 stars nirvana sucks!
    nevermind is amongst the most overrated and lousiest rock albums of all time.awful songs like smells like teen spirit and polly reek!.there are absolutely no guitar solos in this album.this is just noise.THIS IS ONE ALBUM WHICH EVERY ROCK FAN SHOULD AVOID.get any album from LED ZEPPELIN,BLACK SABBATH or DEEP PURPLE instead.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nirvana Rocks
    One of my favorite albums of 1991. This along goes great with Use Your Illusions 1 and 2, Metallica, and On Every Street. My favorite one would be Smells Like Teen Spirit. Lithium would be my second fave. In Bloom would be my 3rd favorite. Come As You Are would be my 4th favorite. This is a must have for any rock fan.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not enough replay value
    This is a good album, but it's too poppy to be listenable over and over again. Get some Metallica or Soundgarden, m'kay? ... Read more

    Asin: B000003TA4
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    Timex T326H Expedition AM/FM Alarm Clock
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    list price: $39.99
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    Editorial Review

    Travel anywhere and wake up on time with the Timex T326H ExpeditionAM/FM alarm clock. It folds to a compact size but features several alarmoptions. Wake up to bell sounds or your favorite AM/FM station. It also featuresa sleep option that allows you to choose from three nature sounds: babblingbrook, ocean surf, and forest spring.

    An analog clock face keeps time withluminescent minute and hour hands and an LCD display indicates alarm, PM, andbattery-low icons. ... Read more


    • Battery backup system
    • Wake to alarm bell sounds or fall asleep to relaxing nature sounds
    • LCD screen with alarm, PM, and low-battery indicators
    • Listen or wake to digital AM/FM radio
    • Folds to a compact size for travel
    Reviews (6)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    I've had this clock for two years, and I am now searching for a new alarm clock. Many of the listed features are in theory very helpful, but their application in this product is unsatisfactory. Frankly I am surprised that Timex continues to market this product.

    Positive features: I love the dual analog/digital time readouts. I also like that the clock functions off either batteries or the included A/C adapter, making it unnecessary to reset the clock each time the power goes out or the clock is moved.

    Nature Sounds: I thought this feature would be helpful to lull me to sleep, but it is not. The recorded nature sounds are approximately 6-7 seconds long and loop continuously when playing. The "forest" sound has the hooting of an owl in the background, and the "brook" has the chirping of a bird. The repetition of these sounds is not at all relaxing to me, rather it keeps me awake! The "ocean" sound is more tolerable, but with all of the nature sounds, every once in a while I hear a static or electric buzz or click, which is disruptive enough to wake me up.

    Radio Tuner: Some stations will not tune in clearly, no matter how careful I am with the dial. The dial is very sensitive, making it hard to make fine adjustments. Further, the volume dial is awkwardly placed behind the tuner on the side of the clock. I often bump the tuner while adjusting the volume.

    Volume Adjustment: The volume control was fine at first, but for the past few months the volume dial responds inadequately. I turn the dial all the way up to get normal volume, then a few minutes later the volume is blasting and I have to turn it down again. A few times I have slept through the radio alarm because of this variation.

    Alarm Buttons: The buttons worked fine at first, but have become very hard to press. I often push the alarm button 3 or 4 times to turn it off in the morning. Changing the alarm/time settings is an arduous task.

    Appearance: Don't be fooled by the picture! This clock is covered with a metallic colored plastic, not metal, giving it a cheap appearance.

    Because of these serious and varied flaws, I am retiring this clock and purchasing another. I recommend that this product be avoided.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Waste of "time"...and money.
    I purchased this clock about 2 years ago, and it has been a real let-down for me. I was actually surprised to see this clock still being produced/and or sold on the market. Where to begin?...The idea of a portable alarm clock-radio with both analog and digital displays, and nature sounds seemed like a great thing. However, I had problems with the clock the first week I had it, and now it barely functions. (Should have sent it back, I know, but I didn't) The amber display is somewhat appealing, but is always on when plugged in. The angle of the face of the clock is always slanted back a bit, making it difficult to see the digital read-out unless your bed sits higher than the clock. The radio is very difficult to tune, and reception is less than desireable. As far as the nature sounds go, you would think the idea is to provide a soothing soundscape of nature's best, but you immediately notice the overlapping of the sound sequences (which last only about 15 seconds and then repeat). One of the sounds is from "the forest", and you can hear a wolf or some animal howl in the distance, but 10 seconds later, you hear it again...and again...and it actually becomes very annoying!!
    The time-set/ alarm-set buttons on the clock's top side barely work now (I have to push as hard as I can to get them to work), and the radio/ nature sounds just stop working sometimes (until one day I figured out that if you close the face of the clock and then re-open it, they sometimes work again-as if being reset or something.)
    The snooze bar is one of the few, if any, positive aspects of this clock, as it is very big and easily allows you to silence the nature sounds or alarms with ease. There are three alarms, which gradually get louder after starting, and after each time you hit snooze, which is a positive thing about this clock. Timex has been around for a long time, but they really needed to spend more time at the drawing board on this one. It's really not worth the "time" or money.

    2-0 out of 5 stars An okay Alarm Clock
    I had such great expectations for the alarm clock when I purchased it over a year ago. First of all it works fine. It sits nice and compact on my nightstand. However, it has too many little problems to make it worth the hassle.
    The alarm clock has too manybatteries to keep up with; one for the analog and one for digital clock and the nature sounds can be heard bleeding through when the radio is playing. Its just slight but its annoying to me.
    Its not worth the hassle or money. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004VXAG
    Subjects:  1. Clock Radio (Radios)    2. Accessories (Accessory)    3. Portable Clock (Clocks)   

    Tres Hombres
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
    list price: $11.98 -- our price: $10.99
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    Fandango! is the early Top classic. It's all killer, no filler, even if half of it is live. Any record with "Tush" and "Heard It on the X" deserves its classic rock status. Tres Hombres doesn't quite match its rep: "Jesus Just Left Chicago" is back porch blues made for the arena, "La Grange" kicks open the door of the whorehouse, and "Waitin' for the Bus" is the best James Gang impression by a band actually from Texas. But the rest doesn't have Fandango!'s nerve or El Loco's sophomoric wit, which is what every band needs when the gimmick starts to run dry. --Robert Wilonsky ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Their best cd
    Yup. Some say it's Fandango or their early 80s crap, but it's not.
    Fandango is okay but the fact of being half-live, half studio album makes it lose to Tres Hombres.

    All songs blend perfectly. My favorites are La Grange, Waitin' for the bus, Jesus just left Chicago, Hot, blue and righteous and Shiek (By the way, somebody explain to me what on earth is that). Not that I dislike the others, of course.

    About the drum sound, I don't remember how the vinyl sounded but I guess people are right when bashing it here. Róo Grande Mud seems to have a more natural drum sound.

    The only bad aspect of Tres Hombres is being too short (33 mins). You want to press the repeat button before playing it.


    4-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding record!
    It's sad that this album got lost behind ZZ Top's 1983
    mainstream hit album "Eliminator" because this is the
    best overall album they did. In my opinion, LaGrange
    is the best song they ever did. But this album is deeper
    as it has other well known tracks like "Beer Drinkers and
    Hell Raisers" aswell as "Jesus Just Left Chicago" to round
    out 3 big hits. However, the rest of this album holds it's
    own.... "Waitin' for the Bus" a top notch ZZ Top song as
    the hermonica is played at it's best here. Sheik is also
    very underrated.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Classic meat 'n potatoes blues rock, but lost in bad remix!
    There ain't nothin quite like sitting down after a long workday, pouring myself a long, tall cold one and sitting down to my Tex-Mex audio feast of ZZ Top's classic Tres Hombres album.From the beautifully dark wah-drenched solo in Waiting For the Bus to the trippy, bongo-backed rhythm that is Shiek, the result is truly one of the finest crafted rock albums of all time.Sadly enough, PLEASE choose carefully when making your purchase, for when this album was remastered for compact disc, the rhythmic tightness was all but lost in a sea of electronics, with the drums sounding more like a track from a Bananarama ballad than an actual 1970s Texas blues-based-playing-to-packed-beer-soaked-taverns-7-nights-a-week band.Chalk it up under "It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time" on behalf of the label, but times have changed, and I know I speak for the majority of ZZ fans who agree that the 1970s era albums (or is it 1980s?I'm still not sure!) deserve to be preserved in their original integrity and re-released with the original, bare-bones, untarnished tracks.I'm hoping it's only a matter of time before Bill, Dusty and Frank come to their senses and make this possible, for their 1970s masterpieces deserve to be heard as they intended, as unpretentious as the music itself. ... Read more

    Asin: B000002KJQ
    Subjects:  1. Album Rock    2. Blues-Rock    3. Boogie Rock    4. Hard Rock    5. Pop    6. Rock    7. Rock & Roll    8. Southern Rock   


    OXO SteeL 50681 Bottle Opener
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    list price: $7.99 -- our price: $5.99
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    • Dishwasher-safe
    • Handle has flexible rubber fins for comfort
    • Opens bottles and punctures cans easily
    • Brushed stainless steel
    • 7-1/4 inches long
    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Bargain
    The Oxo Steel Stainless Steel Bottle Opener is an excellent buy.It is very sturdy and easy to use.I strongly recommend it to anyone who is in the market for a bottle opener.I received a great product at a bargain price. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004OCM8
    Sales Rank: 18387


    Pedrini Ergo Can Opener
    Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
    list price: $12.99 -- our price: $12.99
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    Editorial Review

    If you find yourself with aching-hand syndrome from using the trusty old can opener in your kitchen junk drawer, know that better days are ahead. The pinioned arm and steel guide of this Italian-made opener comfortably provide strength and dexterity to any user. The stainless-steel teeth and blade securely attach and easily detach for cans of all sizes. And almost as important: it's attractive enough that you don't have to hide it when guests arrive. This is high quality in a handsome package. --Sharon Anderson-Morris ... Read more


    • Dishwasher-safe
    • Durable manual opener is easy to use on cans of all sizes
    • Stainless-steel guide; comfortable rubber hand grip distributes pressure evenly
    • Large ergonomic turn lever accommodates any size hand
    • Designed and made in Italy
    Reviews (9)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Attractive but flawed...
    I have only had this for a few months... I seem to go through alot of can openers as they seem to stop working in any effective way shortly after purchase.This one isn't working all that well at this point.

    First design:It's quite attractive and would look nice in a stainless steel kitchen and does clean up will in a dishwasher.However, I don't see this as ergonomic.It has never felt all that comfortable to use and hold to me.Either the handles or the turn mechanism. To me it's a bit clumsy to use and attach to the can.

    The longer I have used it the more prone it as gotten to not *attaching* well to the can and sliping off...or tuning and not cutting off the can lid.I think that this can opener has gotten less-sharp faster than most others.

    On the plus side it doesn't have a plasic sheath over the handles that collect water and it is attractive.If you do not use alot of canned products perhaps this would be an okay alternative.Or perhaps as part of a gift basket, but even than, I tend to think that this would be non-working to fast to be a good gift.

    While there are plusses to this unit I think there are too many minus' to reccommend this unit.

    1-0 out of 5 stars doesn't last
    as most reviews here have stated, this product works well for a while, but due to poor design (it uses plastic for the gears), it eventually begins slipping and is rendered useless.

    a very poor product indeed.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Pedrini Ergo Can Opener
    Our canopener worked great at first, but in less than 1 year the bearings wore out and the opener was difficult to use. The opener then broke in half at the handle hinge. I assume that this was because the opener did not cut the can very well in turn placing too much pressure on the handle. The most upsetting thing of all is how Target the store I purchased the opener from handled the attempt to return. They acted as though they knew nothing about the product and said I would have to settle with the manufacturer. What happened to customer service. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004RDEL
    Subjects:  1. Manual Can Openers   


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