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    Fiestaware Plum 496 44-Ounce Teapot
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    list price: $39.00 -- our price: $27.99
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    First manufactured in 1936 during Art Deco's later, less ornate phase, Fiestaware went out of production in the 1970s but returned in the 1980s and now enjoys unprecedented popularity. Older pieces fetch hundreds or even thousands of dollars at auction. The new line offers the original designs in contemporary colors at affordable prices. To complete a set of white Fiestaware or complement any whiteware, this curvaceous teapot is essential. Its shape is truly unique--pale rings symmetrically (in true Art Deco style) encircle the pot, handle, and lid. Made of vitrified china with a gleaming, lead-free glaze, the pot holds 4 cups, stands 7 inches high, and is both dishwasher- and microwave-safe. --Fred Brack ... Read more


    • Dishwasher- and microwave-safe
    • Graceful Art Deco styling
    • Vitrified china with a lead-free glaze
    • Complements other Fiestaware pieces for a matched set
    • Holds 4 cups
    Reviews (13)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not functional at all
    Because of the handle's round shape it is difficult to hold this teapot level when hot.You can't support the pot with your pinky (because the pot is hot) and otherwise the weight of the pot will twist the ring shaped handle in your hand - spilling tea everywhere.The spout also tends to dribble, so (assuming you can actually hold the thing) getting tea into a cup is an added challenge.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty, but pretty useless
    I thought this teapot would be a great addition to my Fiesta collection - I bought it in cobalt. It looks great on display, and I've occasionally used it to hold flowers, but it is virtually worthless as a teapot. The pour spout causes tea to run down the side of the pot and tea pretty much goes everywhere but in the teacup. Only buy this if you're looking for a collectible - if you're looking for a good teapot for tea, look elsewhere.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for display
    I wanted this teapot because it matched my purple kitchen.I don't use it for tea because of it's heaviness and the fact that it gets very hot to hold.Other than that, everyone asks me where I got it because you just don't see something this unique daily.I really love it and am glad that I added this teapot to my collection.I don't think it's practical for tea though. Might want to check out something else for that. ... Read more

    Asin: B000060OF2


    Pacific Coast Fern Print King Down Blanket, Cream
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    list price: $200.00
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    This down blanket from Pacific Coast is a luxuriously warm and lightweight alternative to traditional blankets. It's made with a soft, 230-thread-count barrier weave fabric that keeps the down from escaping, and stuffed with 22 ounces of 525-fill-power down that offers extra warmth. Pacific Coast uses a unique and extensive cleaning process that removes dust, dirt and allergens to produce what they call Hyperclean down for use in all their products. Not only is Pacific Coast's down allergy free, it is lighter and better insulating than other types of down. The blanket is made with a 7-inch-box construction, so the down stays evenly distributed. Like other Pacific Coast bedding products, it's machine washable for easy cleaning. This blanket is perfect for use on beds in mild climates, for summer nights, or for people who prefer less warmth than a comforter provides. It's also great to keep on hand for guests, or just to curl up in on the couch while enjoying a good book. The king size measures 108 by 96 inches. --Brian Trinen ... Read more


    • King (108 by 96 inches) fill weight: 22-ounce
    • 525 Fill Power Pacific Coast Down, Allergy Free Warranty
    • Satin corded trim, Box design
    • 230 thread count Barrier Weave fabric
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Like a welcoming hug.
    I must say this was one of my wiser of consumer investments so far.After a long day this down blanket feels as though I am slipping into a warm hug without a weighty feel.It seems to adjust itself to the temperature one's body needs as well, never leaving one not to warm or to cold, just perfect, snuggly and secure.It is very well made to last for a many years to come, soft but sturdy reinforced seams with much thought put out in its design as it appears to be tailored for one's bed.This blanket has been a welcomed delight to our household since the day of it's arrival. ... Read more

    Asin: B00006LIKP

    Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars

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    1-0 out of 5 stars what kind of animal on the animal slippers
    I tried to order a pair of animal slippers for a holiday gift.
    However, the website did not show me what kind of animal. ... Read more

    Asin: B00007KVFO

    The Simpsons - The Complete Second Season
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    DVD (06 August, 2002)
    list price: $49.98 -- our price: $37.49
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    Editorial Review

    "A Simpson on a T-shirt. I never thought I'd see the day." So remarks Marge Simpson in "Dancin' Homer," just one of 22 mostly classic episodes that comprise this series' brilliant second season. The Simpsons by that time was already a pop culture phenomenon, but instead of suffering a sophomore slump, this iconoclastic animated series was just hitting its stride. Series milestones include: first Oscar®-winning guest voice (an unbilled Dustin Hoffman in "Lisa's Substitute"), first Beatle guest voice (Ringo in "Brush with Greatness"), first "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween episode, first flashback episode ("The Way We Was," in which Homer meets Marge), and the first episode to make me cry (Bart's last frolic with obedience school washout Santa's Little Helper in "Bart's Dog Gets an F"). It's in this season the The Simpsons really finds its voice. The writing is sharper, and the upending of sitcom convention more subversive. "Perhaps there is no moral to this story," observes Lisa at the end of "Blood Feud." "Exactly," agrees Homer. "Just a bunch of stuff that happens."

    In the first season, Bart was the series' breakout star, but in the second, The Simpsons established itself as a true ensemble series. Each character came into their own with career-best episodes. Marge, the family's long-suffering voice of reason, crusades against cartoon violence in "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge." Lisa, the heart and tortured soul of the series, develops an ill-fated crush on her new teacher in "Lisa's Substitute." Bart desperately tries to raise the money to buy Radioactive Man No. 1 in "Three Men and a Comic Book." Homer's stock rises when he grows hair in "Simpson and Delilah." Joining the Simpsons roster of scene-stealing supporting characters are Dr. Hibbert ("Bart the Daredevil"), shyster lawyer Lionel Hutz (voiced by the late, great Phil Hartman in "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"), the Ahnold-esque action hero McBain ("The Way We Was"), slobbering aliens Kang and Kodos ("Treehouse of Horror"), and "nutty professor" Frink ("Old Money"). This essential, extras-laden DVD set is illustrative of why The Simpsons is, in the parlance of Comic Book Guy, funniest show ever. --Donald Liebenson ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Simpsons Comes Into Its Own
    By the times The Simpsons hit Season 2, it was fast-becoming a massive hit in America. Worldwide success would follow in this season and also the next season, but it's not hard to see why when you look back at the number of classic episodes. Season 2 isn't my favourite of, say, the first five, but it's still a near-perfect collection of episodes which just work brilliantly back to back. That's one of the main reasons for buying this DVD box set; the episodes are best watched in their entirety. Matt Groening's creation was in the early stages of being fully realised in Season 1, but with Season 2, we can actually see the progression of the show's transition through these 22 episodes. If there was one main character in the first season, it was Bart, but with the second season each character becomes truly defined with episodes revolving around each character.

    The first episode is "Bart Gets An F." Bart is forced to study for a test even though a snow day tempts him to indulge in the street activities. "Simpson And Delilah" is a great episode where Homer grows a healthy head of hair. When he meets Karl, a gay male assistant, his career reaches dizzying heights. "Treehouse Of Horror" is the first ever in this now-classic series of episodes. There are three mini-horror stories in this episode told by Bart and Lisa to try and scare each other. "Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish" is a truly classic episode in which Mr. Burns runs for local governor and employs a team intent on portraying him as the all-loving citizen he really isn't. In "Dancin' Homer," Homer becomes a famous mascot for the Springfiled Isotopes. He soon realises that a move to Capital City isn't such a wise move when his new career collapses. "Dead Putting On Society" sees Homer at war with Flanders. Their sons, Bart and Todd, show an interest in miniature golf, which prompts Homer to bet Flanders that his son will beat his. The father of whoever loses must mow their lawn in a dress. The boys tie, Homer and Flanders have to both mow the lawn in a dress, Flander's enjoys it, Homer is disgusted!

    In "Bart Vs. Thanksgiving," Bart destroys Lisa's thanksgiving centrepiece, causing the whole family to say he's ruined thanksgiving. He runs away from home, but soon realises the true meaning of family. "Bart The Daredevil" is a great episode in which Bart becomes obsessed with performing death-defying stunts after seeing Lance Murdock. He becomes intent on jumping Springfield Gorge, but Homer stops him just in time, only to go toppling down the gorge himself. In "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge," Maggie clubs Homer over the head. Marge is horrified and forms a massive protest against violence in cartoons. In "Bart Gets Hit By A Car," Bart is hit by a car that Burns and Smithers were driving. Homer sees the potential to make money, and employs a phoney law suit. In "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," Homer eats a poisonous blow fish. He has one day to live, so embarks on a quest to do all the things he needs to before he dies. When he doesn't die, Marge is delighted, and Homer vows to live every day to the fullest - before watching a pro bowling match over the credits.

    "The Way We Was" is the first flash back episode of the show, in which we see how Homer and Marge got together. It was a long and rocky road, but they got there eventually! "Homer Vs. Lisa And The 8th Commandment" sees Lisa concerned about people stealing to the point where she vows not to watch cable, which Homer has bought illegally. In "Principal Charming," Marge urges Homer to set her sister Selma up with a man. Homer thinks Principal Skinner would be the perfect guy, but when he falls for Selma's sister Patty, Patty is forced to put her sister first over Skinner's feelings. In "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" Homer tracks down his long lost brother, who is a rich and powerful businessman. Getting involved with the Simpsons leaves him penniless and ruined, though, showing the effect that this troublesome family has on anyone! In "Bart's Dog Gets An F," Santa's Little Helper grows out of control. Homer wants to give him away when he eats his large cookie and destroys a blanket Lisa has been working on while she has the mumps.

    In "Old Money," Grandpa Simpson hits it off with Beatrice, an elderly widow at Springfield's retirement home. She leaves him $100,000 when she unexpectedly drops dead, and it's up to him to spend the money wisely. "Brush With Greatness" is a great episode where Marge is urged by Lisa to take up her childhood hobby of painting. She wins an award for painting Homer on the couch in his underwear. Mr. Burns is intrigued and commissions her to paint the real him. When Marge realises the true nature of his bad attitude, she paints the REAL Montgomery Burns! In "Lisa's Substitute," Lisa becomes smitten with Mr. Bergstrom, a cool, sexy substitute teacher. In "The War Of The Simpsons," Marge and Homer go for marriage counselling while Grandpa looks after the kids at home. Typically, things go awry.

    In "Three Men And A Comic Book," Bart, Milhouse and Marten combine their earnings to buy a $100 classic first edition of Radioactive Man. In the final episode of the season, "Blood Feud," Mr. Burns needs a blood donor. He has a rare blood type, and only Bart can donate his blood. The transfusion takes place, but Bart receives nothing in return but a thank you note. Homer finds this unacceptable because he expected a massive pay out. He writes an angry letter to Burns, which is accidentally posted. Burns vows revenge, but is warned by Smithers to think twice. Instead, he buys them a rare of Olmec Indian Head which fills their living room!

    The many characters that also infiltrate this classic show become more defined in Season 2. Mr. Burns is a particular favourite of mine, and Smithers is the perfect balance between his humour. Selma and Patty are two timeless additions to the show, and their blunt humour is something I found hilarious time and time again. Apu, Flanders and his family, Reverend Lovejoy, Principal Skinner, Mrs. Krabappel, Moe, Barney, Milhouse, Comic Book Guy and of course Krusty are fully developed in this season which is another one of the reasons why it is so essential! The opening credits are a bit messed up in this season with many of the family-gathering-around-the-TV-set moments from each episode repeated a few times. All in all, this is another truly essential DVD box set of The Simpsons. Then again, which box set isn't truly essential?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Classic and on it's way to classic at the same time
    Many consider the Simpsons early seasons the golden years with funny episodes and clever satire. The first season had some kind of bad animation and basic plots while here it started to become the season it is(or was depending on your views). This review contains episode highlights.

    The season kicks off with Bart Gets an F where Bart has to cram for a history test but having trouble finding time to study. Then there's the first of the annual Treehouse of Horror halloween episodes with an incredibly well done segment on Poe's the Raven, narrated by James Earl Jones.

    Bart the Daredevil finds Bart finding inspiration in the daredevil Lance Murdoch and wants to jump Springfield Gorge. Only Homer ends up doing it...barely in a classic scene. Later on, Homer attends a japanese restaurant and eats fish that if not cut right can be poisonous. So he tries to get all his to-do list items done before his time's up.

    Then in the first of many flashback episodes, we get the story of how Homer fell in love with Marge. In the episode Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, Homer finds his long-lost half brother Herb but Homer bankrupts his car company in no time flat.

    Even though it aired in the typical season finale May period, the episode Three Men and a Comic Book was the second to last which dealt with Bart, Martin and Milhouse chipping in to buy a very rare Radioactive Man comic only to find none of them wants to share. Then in the "season finale" Mr Burns gets ill and needs rare blood from Bart. After getting better, Mr Burns thanks the family in a card, rather than in riches like Homer wants.

    It's funny that many classic episodes and characters are all in the second season and it'll get better as it goes on.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Unrivaled by its animated peers...
    Originally a spin-off from a one-minute segment of The Tracy Ullman Show, The Simpsons morphed into the then-burgeoning FOX network's most successful program. As the longest running animated television show in history, and the longest running prime show of any type, The Simpsons is an American treasure - a combination of humor, wit, and satire that examines not just the lives of its eccentric characters, but also the society, culture, and world in which we live. Fun for adults and children alike, The Simpsons is a cutting edge television comedy that, like Seinfeld, changed the television landscape in the 1990's by creating a new genre of TV fun - spawning large network investments in new series such as King of the Hill, Futurama, and The Family Guy.

    Like all new things which smash the paradigm of life, The Simpsons is unrivaled by its knockoffs, and the show doesn't show signs of slowing down. If you haven't yet visited Springfield, then I definitely recommend that you pick up The Simpsons DVD (Season 1) to catch a glimpse for yourself. You have no idea what you've been missing...

    The Simpsons (Season 2) DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere in which Bart makes a deal with school nerd Martin Prince. Bart will make Martin cool if Martin agrees to tutor Bart into a top-notch student. When Martin reneges on his end of the deal, Bart must pass on his own merit, and his D- earns the respect of Homer and Mrs. Krabappel. In "Treehouse of Horror" (#16), Bart and Lisa take turns telling horror stories in an episode foreshadowing the Simpson Halloween Specials which followed in years to come. Other notable episodes include "Dancin' Homer" in which Homer becomes the local minor league team's mascot and "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" in which Marge takes on the cartoon violence warping Springfield's youth...

    Below is a list of episodes included on The Simpsons (Season 2) DVD:

    Episode 14 (Bart Gets an F)
    Episode 15 (Simpson and Delilah)
    Episode 16 (Treehouse of Horror)
    Episode 17 (Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish)
    Episode 18 (Dancin' Homer)
    Episode 19 (Dead Putting Society)
    Episode 20 (Bart vs. Thanksgiving)
    Episode 21 (Bart the Daredevil)
    Episode 22 (Itchy & Scratchy & Marge)
    Episode 23 (Bart Gets Hit By a Car)
    Episode 24 (One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish)
    Episode 25 (The Way We Was)
    Episode 26 (Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Amendment)
    Episode 27 (Principal Charming)
    Episode 28 (Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?)
    Episode 29 (Bart's Dog Gets an F)
    Episode 30 (Old Money)
    Episode 31 (Brush with Greatness)
    Episode 32 (Lisa's Substitute)
    Episode 33 (The War of the Simpsons)
    Episode 34 (Three Men and a Comic Book)
    Episode 35 (Blood Feud)

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    Asin: B000063EME
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    Space Jam - Enhanced Edition
    by Michael Jordan Wayne Knight
    Director: Joe Pytka
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD (25 July, 2000)
    list price: $19.98 -- our price: $17.98
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    Although at first glance it looks like a movie dreamed up by a marketing committee (and in some respects it probably was), Space Jam actually defies the odds against it to become a dazzling display of family entertainment. There's a kind of demented genius to the idea of casting NBA superstar Michael Jordan in a live-action and animated movie costarring the beloved characters from Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes cartoons. They play off each other like seasoned veterans of vaudeville, and Jordan never falls into the kind of awkward, amateurish showmanship that you might expect from a sports idol. He's comfortable in the cartoon land of his costars, who include Bugs Bunny and sexy newcomer Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester & Tweety, Speedy Gonzalez, the Tazmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, and Yosemite Sam. They've all been hijacked to an outer-space amusement park run by the Nerdlucks, who strike a Faustian bargain with the Looney heroes: if Bugs and Co. can defeat the Nerdluck "Monstars" in a basketball game, they'll win back their freedom; if they lose, they'll be doomed to stay there forever as enslaved entertainers. So they kidnap Jordan as their coach and "secret weapon" while the nefarious Nerdlucks suck out the basketball skills from such stellar victims as Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing. It all leads to reckless abandon on the basketball court, and Bill Murray pops in for some hilarious support. Combining traditional animation and computer-generated Nerdlucks with its live-action cast, Space Jam was made in the anarchic spirit of the Looney Tunes cartoons, where anything goes as long as it's funny and off-the-wall (or the ceiling, or the door, or the floor...). Technically astounding, it's also witty enough to entertain adults and kids alike. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more


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    4-0 out of 5 stars Could Have Been Better, Could Have Been Worse
    As a long time lover of the Looney Tunes, I had to have this movie. I must admit to a bit of dissapointment in that the cartoon charaters were NOT all that they could have been. It seems like the glory days of Warner Bros. is really over. That being said, it was still an entertaining movie.

    The premise involves a theme part from another planet that wants to capture the "toons" to bring in more customers. Bugs and company notice that the aliens sent to get them are all very short and gawky and challenge them to a basketball game. The aliens manage to steal the talent of NBA stars and grow to huge proportions. The toons need help so Michael Jordan is drafted from his baseball career to save the day. Anyone who has ever seen a sports movie can guess how it turns out but the point is the twists and turns along the way.

    Another commentator said that these toons are pale imitations of their predecessors. THat person was right. Still its better than nothing and it was a fun movie.

    4-0 out of 5 stars SLAMMIN!
    This movie is great for kids, and adults! It's original,
    very well made, and very funny! Buy it, don't rent it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Ok if you like basket ball.
    I really am not a sports buff so this movie isin't for me allthough i do enjoy cartoons with sports as a theme. But for all of you folks who enjoy basketball or any other sport for that matter i'm not stoping you from watching this movie go ahead and have a good time!

    I am also not happy about the special featueres on the 2 disc special edition DVD. In 'Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers' all the scenes with Yosemiti Sam are editied out and i wonder why. Are all youngsteres going to copy a pint sized cowboy shooting guns and smoking ETC. Also there is the special 'Bugs VS Daffy Battle of the music video stars' Where the music and the sounds are so high that one can hardly hear what Bugs or Daffy were saying. ... Read more

    Asin: 0790749858
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    Gone with the Wind
    by Clark Gable Vivien Leigh
    Director: Sam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    DVD (07 June, 2005)
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    David O. Selznick wanted Gone with the Wind to be somehow more than a movie, a film that would broaden the very idea of what a film could be and do and look like. In many respects he got what he worked so hard to achieve in this 1939 epic (and all-time box-office champ in terms of tickets sold), and in some respects he fell far short of the goal. While the first half of this Civil War drama is taut and suspenseful and nostalgic, the second is ramshackle and arbitrary. But there's no question that the film is an enormous achievement in terms of its every resource--art direction, color, sound, cinematography--being pushed to new limits for the greater glory of telling an American story as fully as possible. Vivien Leigh is still magnificently narcissistic, Olivia de Havilland angelic and lovely, Leslie Howard reckless and aristocratic. As for Clark Gable: we're talking one of the most vital, masculine performances ever committed to film.--Tom Keogh ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best $30 spent!
    My husband and I debated back and forth about buying this 4 disc set because it was so much more money.I bought it anyway and he has watched disc 3 & 4 and has become very excited about the whole thing - to learn how the movie was made, the screening for all the actors, their thoughts, and opinions about doing it, etc.Plus to learn about EACH of the actors and their life styles and loves of their lives.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the greatest American Movie ever made.....
    There are few words that I can use to talk about this movie other then the fact that it is well written and casted, and as some of the finest early work in both cinematography and production design ever done for a movie up to 1938. Great DVD set with lots of bonus features.

    5-0 out of 5 stars starring VIVIEN LEIGH - oh yeah and Clark Gable
    Vivien Leigh won an Academy Award and is present in almost every scene in the movie whereas Clark Gable refused even to learn a southern accent for his role and appears in only a fraction of the film's scenes.Why is he given top billing?
    ... Read more

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    Trading Places
    by Dan Aykroyd Eddie Murphy
    Director: John Landis
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    DVD (24 June, 2003)
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    In this crowd-pleasing 1983 comedy of high finance about a homeless con artist who becomes a Wall Street robber baron, Eddie Murphy consolidated the success of his startling debut in the previous year's 48 Hours and polished his slick-winner persona. The turnabout begins with an argument between super-rich siblings, played by Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche: Are captains of industry, they wonder, born or made? To settle the issue, the meanies construct a cruel experiment in social Darwinism. Preppie commodities trader Dan Aykroyd (perfectly cast) is stripped of all his worldly goods and expelled from the firm, and Murphy's smelly derelict is appointed to take his place, graduating to tailored suits and a world-class harem in record time. Eventually the two men team up to teach the nasty old manipulators a lesson, cornering the market in frozen orange juice futures in the process. Director John Landis (The Blues Brothers) doesn't have the world's lightest touch, but he hits most of the jokes hard and quite a few of them pay off. Trading Places is also a landmark film for fans of Jamie Lee Curtis. --David Chute ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Trading Places
    Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd are perhaps one of the funniest duos of all time. They were hilarious together Saturday Night Live, so it's no surprise they repeat that same chemistry on the big screen. The movie ultimately about betrayal, greed, love, irony, friendship, deception, revenge, and comedy. The story basically tells you about two eccentric billionaires that decide to bet how two completely opposite individuals would react in different environments while cornering the stock market. Switching a homeless con artist Eddie Murphy to a rich stock broker while turning a successful businessman Dan Akroyd into a homeless drug attic. Upon discovering of this wager, Eddie and Dan form an alliance in their ultimate quest for revenge. The movie will take you on a great thrill ride that'll leave you begging for more. Overall, this is a must see film.

    1-0 out of 5 stars REALLY REALLY BAD
    How do they get the crop report to the US government?Clarence Beeks is on a ship to Africa.Does the US Gov't accept the orange crop report from any old idiot???

    Seriously,I love this movie forever.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good movie but horrible DVD!
    Please do not get the DVD because some of the scenes were cut. They need to make a new edition. The DVD is really bad! ... Read more

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    by Donald Pleasence Jamie Lee Curtis Tony Moran
    Director: John Carpenter
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    DVD (09 July, 2002)
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    Halloween is as pure and undiluted as its title.In the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois, a teenage baby sittertries to survive a Halloween night of relentless terror, during whicha knife-wielding maniac goes after the town's hormonally chargedyouths. Director John Carpenter takes this simple situation andorchestrates a superbly mounted symphony of horrors. It's a movie much scarier for its dark spaces and ominous camera movementsthan for its explicit bloodletting (which is actually minimal). Composedby Carpenter himself, the movie's freaky music sets the tone; and hisscript (cowritten with Debra Hill) is laced with references to otherhorror pictures, especially Psycho. The baby sitter is playedby Jamie Lee Curtis, the real-life daughter of Psycho victimJanet Leigh; and the obsessed policeman played by Donald Pleasenceis named Sam Loomis, after John Gavin's character in Psycho.In the end, though, Halloween stands on its own as anuncannily frightening experience--it's one of those movies that hadaudiences literally jumping out of their seats and shouting at thescreen. ("No! Don't drop that knife!") Produced on a low budget,the picture turned a monster profit, and spawned many sequels,none of which approached the 1978 original. Curtis returned for twomore installments: 1981's dismal Halloween II, which pickedup the story the day after the unfortunate events, and 1998's occasionallygripping Halloween H20, which proved the former baby sitterwas still haunted after 20 years. --Robert Horton ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars THE NIGHT HE CAME HOME
    Ah the classic amongst classics, the first glimpse at the now iconic killer Michael Myers. The film that spawned so many sequels for us to view more slaying at the hands of Mr. Myers. And out of the 4 big names Freddy, Jason, Pinhead, & Myers {not counting Candyman, Leatherface, & Djinn} he is one of 2 that has yet to visit space. This is one of the timeless classic s that everyone knows and has seen. Written by producer Debra Hill {R.I.P.}, and director John Carpenter this has went down as one of the highest grossing horror films of all time.
    The film it's self is done masterfully by cinematographer Dean Candy, each shot ads to the suspense and scare factor. This is also the film that launched Jamie Lee Curtis's career, and I for one think she did an excellent job on this film, she also appeared in 3 more Halloween sequels. Also Donald Pleasence gives a masterful performance in the roll of Dr. Sam Loomis. But what most people like about this film is the score from Carpenter, namely the films theme song. Easily one of the best and most memorable scores in any film in and out of the horror genre. Then of course is the man himself Michael Myers, the original boogieman. This young serial killer is one of the greatest cinematic characters of all time. The way he keeps coming for more, and won't stop until he makes his kill. His eerie walk which proves Jason ain't the only one who can take his time with a kill. And of course the white mask, what's a slasher without one.
    The story follows Jamie Lee's character from school to babysitting the same night, and what she goes threw, after Michael escapes the asylum. As her fellow teens are chop'd up across the street she sits calmly until he comes for her. From there it is an on going struggle for life for her and the kids. Until Loomis rushes in to save the day and blast Michael threw the window right after we see his face, but once they look down he is no longer there and is on the hunt again. What a great way to end the movie.
    All of these things make up one ofthe greatest films ever made. I recommend it to everybody.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the Best Slasher movie ever Made
    Forget Freddy or Jason Michael Myers kicks A@% this movie scared me when I was 8 now Im 16 now and got the whole set. Michael Comes Home to kill 17 year old Babysitter Laurie Strode "Jamie Lee Curtis" with his Doctor Dr. Loomis "Donald Pleasence" Trailing Him after a night of hell as Mikey gets closer to her Loomis shows up in a fury and Fires 6 shots into Michael thinking he has killed him but when he looks over the balcony Michael is gone

    5-0 out of 5 stars Halloween (1978)
    In 1978, director John Carpenter had brought us the one movie that will always be remembered as one of the greatest horror movies ever to be made. That horror film, ladies & gents, is HALLOWEEN.

    On October 31st, 1963, Halloween Night, in Haddonfield, Illinois, 6-year-old MICHAEL MYERS had murdered his 17-year-old sister, JUDITH MYERS (played by Sandy Johnson) in cold blood. For the last fifteen years, Michael has been locked up in a sanitarium in Smith's Grove, Illinois. His psychiatrist, DR. SAM LOOMIS (played by Donald Pleasance) has an obsession with his patient

    On October 30, 1978, now at the age of 21, MICHAEL MYERS (played by Nick Castle) is about to be taken to court, where he is now going to be tried for the murder of his older sister. On his way to the Smith's Grove Sanitarium to pick up Michael, is Dr. Loomis, with the help of NURSE MARION CHAMBERS (played by Nancy Stephens). They pull up to the main gate, as Dr. Loomis steps out of the car. After he steps out of the car, Michael attacks Marion and almost kills her. But she gets out of the car safely, as Michael jumps in and drives off.

    Halloween morning has arrived. Back in Haddonfield, Illinois, the young and beautiful, LAURIE STRODE (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) is 17-years-old and on her way to school. Before she goes on her way to school, she has to drop off a key at a nearby house, in which her father is selling. That house is...The Myers House. On her way to the Myers house, the 8-year-old TOMMY DOYLE (played by Brian Andrews) comes along to walk with Laurie. Laurie is Tommy's babysitter, so he and Laurie are pretty good friends. Laurie will be babysitting little Tommy tonight. They walk on to the scene of the crime. Laurie drops the key off, as Tommy goes on his way to school, as Laurie is on her way.

    Dr. Loomis knows that Michael is traveling back to Haddonfield to kill again, which is why he must go there and stop him before it's too late. Dr. Loomis makes a pit stop and calls the Haddonfield police to be ready for when Michael enters, but the police are no help. He finds a nearby garage truck, with Michael's hospital robes shredded into pieces, as well as the dead owner lying around nearby. The owner of the truck has been stripped of his clothing. Michael is now wearing the owner's clothes.

    That afternoon, Laurie is leaving school with her two best friends: LYNDA (played by PJ Soles) and ANNIE (played by Nancy Loomis). They live in the same neighborhood together. As they walk, Michael rides by in the car he stole from Dr. Loomis, to which Annie shouts out a joke to him, but Michael isn't laughing. He drives off, with the wheels of brain turning, in which he will do to Annie when he gets the chance. They make to Lynda's house, to which she enters, leaving Annie and Laurie. As they walk on, Laurie sees Michael and realizes he is the one that drove by with Annie yelling at him. Annie walks up to the bush in which Michael stood, but he's gone. Annie thinks Laurie maybe losing it, as she enters her house. There, Laurie says a quick hello to LEIGH BRACKETT (played by Charles Cyphers), Annie's father, as well as Sheriff of Haddonfield.

    Laurie returns home and goes into her bedroom. She stands at her bedroom and sees Michael again in her neighbor's backyard. He soon disappears, scaring the hell out of Laurie, where she suddenly gets a phone call, where the caller on the other end is chewing. Laurie, hangs up in fright, for she thinks it is a crank caller. The phone rings again and it turns out to be Annie, who called the first time.

    As Laurie and Annie arrive at their destinations, Dr. Sam Loomis has already entered Haddonfield and has met Brackett, where they are entering the Myers home, where Dr. Loomis investigates the place since Judith's murder.

    Back at the Doyle house, Laurie and Tommy are watching the horror cult classing, THE THING, where a little while ago, Tommy had thought he had seen Michael, who every kid calls, THE BOOGEYMAN. Laurie tries so hard to convince him that there is no such thing, where the two head off into the kitchen to carve a Jack O'Lantern. At the Doyle house, Annie was making popcorn for her and Lindsey, but Annie heads off to the laundry room to wash her clothes, since she soaked them with butter. She washes her clothes and gets a call from her boyfriend, Paul, where she drops Lindsey off at Tommy's house.

    Annie gets in her car only to be killed by Michael. A few hours later, while after putting Lindsey and Tommy to bed, Laurie sits around, waiting for Annie to call her. As that is happening, Lynda and her boyfriend, BOB (played by John Michael Graham) pull up in front Lindsey's house. They suspect Annie took Lindsey out somewhere, while Lynda and Bob head upstairs to have sex.

    As Bob heads downstairs to the kitchen for some beers, Michael kills him off. Michael heads upstairs, wearing a white sheet, with Bob's glasses over that, pretending to Bob. Lynda calls Laurie to see if she heard from Annie, but as Laurie answers the phone, Michael strangles Lynda to death with the phone cord. Laurie heads over to Lindsey's house only to find the dead bodies of her friends. Michael finds her, slices Laurie's left arm and sends her on a horrifying chase. Laurie reaches Tommy's house and realizes she lost the keys. She wakes up Tommy and Lindsey, who let her in. Tommy and Lindsey lock themselves in Tommy's room, while Laurie stabs Michael in the neck with her sewing needle.


    HALLOWEEN had scared the everloving sh*t out of millions of people around the world and it set a huge box office record. This film is so original in its own unique way and fans of the horror genre will continue to enjoy this film forever and always. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Horror   

    White Oleander : A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 May, 2000)
    list price: $13.95 -- our price: $11.16
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    Oprah Book Club® Selection, May 1999: Astrid Magnussen, the teenage narrator of Janet Fitch's engrossing first novel, White Oleander, has a mother who is as sharp as a new knife. An uncompromising poet, Ingrid despises weakness and self-pity, telling her daughter that they are descendants of Vikings, savages who fought fiercely to survive. And when one of Ingrid's boyfriends abandons her, she illustrates her point, killing the man with the poison of oleander flowers. This leads to a life sentence in prison, leaving Astrid to teach herself the art of survival in a string of Los Angeles foster homes.

    As Astrid bumps from trailer park to tract house to Hollywood bungalow, White Oleander uncoils her existential anxieties. "Who was I, really?" she asks. "I was the sole occupant of my mother's totalitarian state, my own personal history rewritten to fit the story she was telling that day. There were so many missing pieces." Fitch adroitly leads Astrid down a path of sorting out her past and identity. In the process, this girl develops a wire-tight inner strength, gains her mother's white-blonde beauty, and achieves some measure of control over their relationship. Even from prison, Ingrid tries to mold her daughter. Foiling her, Astrid learns about tenderness from one foster mother and how to stand up for herself from another. Like the weather in Los Angeles--the winds of the Santa Anas, the scorching heat--Astrid's teenage life is intense. Fitch's novel deftly displays that, and also makes Astrid's life meaningful. --Katherine Anderson ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Bumby Road Worth Taking
    Hidden behind an unstable life and a jailed mother, is a girl. This girl moves from foster family to foster family. In each household she experiences the diversity of man kind, from street selling sisters to a perfect mother driven to suicide. Yet, through it all, this teenager still stays connected to her mother. A mother who poisoned her ex-boyfriend because of the jealousy she felt for his new girlfriend. Nothing can break the relationship between the mother and her daughter. Even as the girl grows up and moves on, her mother still remains in her everyday thoughts.
    White Oleander takes you through a journey. This journey is a bumpy road, yet it is one road you will never forget. Whether you can relate to the relationships or experiences in this book, it does not matter. The intense relationship between the mother and the daughter will impact you. Read White Oleander and be prepared to cry, laugh, and appreciate your mother a little bit more.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Love it and Hate it and Therefore It's a Three Star From Me
    If you're into heavy drama, you might like this book. I find myself having this love-hate feeling for it. I love the book because I love the strong character of Astrid. The author successfully exerted an impression of a child that had to grow a little too fast and had to learn a little too soon the true meaning of life. It moved me as the story depicted the difficulty of children in foster homes to have to move to different homes with different social demographics, different personalities, and different problems in order for them to get on with their lives. I kind of hate the book because the emotions were expressed in such a way that I found myself exhausted in trying to relate to the characters feelings and thoughts. A few times that I had to put down the book a little while and then reread the sentences again so that I could relate better to the characters and the situations they were in. The book is a so-so to me simply because I think it's just too dramatic for me to comprehend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A fifteen year old's Review...
    Well, I've read books since I was old enough to stand. Over the years I have devoured every kid's book and now every classic novel or popular teen lit i can get my hands on. So when I say this is one of the best books I have EVER read... well, its saying something. cuz unlike many kids my age, i've read enough literature to form a pretty good opinion. I've read everything from Harry Potter and the Gossip Girl series to more intellectual books such as The Virgin Suicides and To Kill a Mockingbird (Btw, all those books I just named are AWESOME). Im not a huge Harvard graduate lit-snob but I know whats good literature when i read it. and this is it.

    White Oleander is simply AMAZING. I only wish I had Janet Fitch's writing talent. The whole book is like a poem... but yet its dishy and engrossing. you dont get exhausted by big snobbish words or long complicated and detailed paragraphs. its... well, its one of the first books I've seen that manages to be elegant and ethereal and yet talk about things like drugs and oral sex. Her writing makes ANYTHING she talks about poetic and beautiful. not trashy and dirty. Astrid's life is harsh, ugly, and downright dirty, but being raised by a free-spirited poet, she has a way of describing her situations that makes you fall in love with everyday things. she looks at what we would call trash and sees something interesting. THe book is dramatic and never boring. ABSOLUTELY amazing. my ultra-hip cousin had this one on her bookshelf and when i was sleeping over for a sex and the city marathon one night, i stumbled upon this. i got so into it, i took it home and finished it in two days. If you try this book and absolutely love it, you should also try:Summer Sisters, Virgin Suicides, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the Lovely Bones. and there is so much more. But this stands out. Cuz it is simply beautiful. Astrid is Like someone from ancient greece or rome, thrown into the bizzarre culture of modern day slum-California, but still is a sheer enchantress.

    Warning: if you dislike tons of profanity... this book has too many f-bombs to count. but its realistic. cuz Astrid's foster homes are not exactly family-friendy environments and I think the language makes her story believable. how many criminals and white trash people speak like choirkids? ... Read more

    Isbn: 0316284955
    Subjects:  1. Fiction    2. Fiction - General    3. General    4. Fiction / General    5. Reading Group Guide   


    Conair MBTS3 Thermal Spa Bathmat Bubble Massager
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Health and Beauty
    list price: $100.00
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    With 300 vents producing swirls of water and warm bubbles, this mat convertsa bathtub into a relaxing spa. The mat measures 39-1/2 by 12-1/4 inches, and a 9-footflexible tube carries air under pressure from the power unit to the mat, making the matsuitable for any standard-size tub in any location. Four bubble tubes run through the mat.A switch on the mat permits either the outside tubes or all four tubes to be activated, anda switch on the power unit permits either high or low bubbling action. For comfort,there's a rubber cushion that can be positioned on the mat. For safety, the500-watt powerunit is equipped with a standard Appliance Leakage Circuit Interrupter that automaticallyturns the unit off if it's accidentally immersed in water. For storage, the mat folds into a12-1/4-by-13-by-5-inch package, and the cord wraps around the power unit'sslip-resistant feet. --Fred Brack ... Read more


    • Mat 39-1/2 by 12-1/4 inches; folds to 12-1/4-by-13-by-5-inch package for storage
    • 300 vents produce swirls of water, warm bubbles, converting bathtub to spa
    • Fits any standard-size tub; 9-foot flexible tube runs from power unit to mat
    • Rubber cushion can be positioned on mat for comfort
    • High or low bubbling action; outside bubble tubes or all four tubes can be used
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    1-0 out of 5 stars hated it
    At first i was excited about it there was alot of bubbles and it looked good, but then the mat wouldnt stick.When it finally did stick as soon as the water was running it would float up, they say its the kind of tub you have but i have the kind that they said it would stick on and it wouldnt.so anyway i get in the tub sit on it to make it stop floating and its nice, but then when i put it on high a gust of cold air comes thru the bubbles, the thing blows cold air and it turned my water cold. it was a horrible experience i spent more time keeping the mat down and tryin to keep warm.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Victoria
    I bought this bath mat for my mother who is going through some medical problems and she said it is a gift from god. She has alot of cramping and stress caused by her medical condition and she says that just for a little while, she feels normal again. She lives in the bath tub now! I highly recommend this product for anyone who has medical problems, or stress.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Life Saver
    This spa is definetly a life saver.I have been really stressed out a lot until my husband bought me this spa for Valentines Day.I use this spa about 2-3 times a week just to relax my mind and unwind from my very busy schedule.The motor is somewhat loud, but it's to the point that it is unbearable.I simply tune it out by reading a good book and sipping on some wine.THIS SPA IS AWESOME..and I would reccommend it to anyone looking for relaxion. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005A44E
    Subjects:  1. Spa    2. Bath Spas    3. Bathtubs    4. (Bath Tubs)    5. Back Massagers    6. Massage    7. Gifts   

    HoMedics MAN-300 2 Pack Manicure/Pedicure Kit with Nail Dryer
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Health and Beauty
    list price: $45.00
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    With this kit, anyone can maintain fingernails and toenails in tiptop condition far less expensively than by visiting a manicurist. Inside the storage case is a power handle and six tools that snap onto it. There's a fine disc for shaping and filing small nails; a coarse disc for larger, thicker nails; a thin cone for filing rough edges and removing dry skin; a thick cone for larger, thicker nails; a polishing cone for smoothing edges and buffing nail surfaces; and a large sapphire cone for removing rough skin and calluses. For drying nail polish, the kit provides a dryer that turns on with gentle hand pressure. The power handle's cord coils for tangle-free convenience. The kit carries a two-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack ... Read more


    • Storage case is 11 by 7 by 4-1/4 inches; kit carries 2-year warranty against defects
    • Everything needed for professional-quality nail care
    • Six attachments fit two-speed power handle for shaping, filing, and polishing
    • Fine and coarse shaping discs; thick and thin filing cones; polishing and skin cones
    • Nail dryer turns on with gentle pressure from hand
    Reviews (13)

    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE this product! I had originally bought one for my elderly mother-in-law who constantly makes stops to the beauty shop for manicures.(not to mantion for frequent perms) She thanked me very much and mentioned how lovely it was. Then she gave me a sample of it. I was amazed that someone who is 72 years of age who has arthritis in her hands could do this so easily - and beautifully, all with the touch of a button! I later went back to the store and bought one for myself. I now frequently pamper myself with manicures that make my nails grow in stonger and healthier and let my 16 year old daughter use it - escpecially before big dates! Go out and buy this thing now - your whole family will thank you!

    5-0 out of 5 stars this has good value for the cost
    I love this Homedics manicure set, model MAN-300!I have natural nails and do use nail polish occasionally.Since I got this manicure set, I have used it frequently - much to my surprise.An extension cord is necessary because I'm usually sitting at a table or on the sofa when using the manicure set.Before, I'm a little embarrassed to say, I never kept up with my own manicures often enough and now with this machine, my hands and feet are now in the best condition ever because this machine is so easy to use and is effective.And the big filer attachment is great - I'm removing callouses on my feet and it's amazing to feel them so soft.About that other reviewer that said it was hard for that person to insert the attachments - I tried forcing them for the first minute, too, and then realized it only needs to be gently turned in place and it'll go in securely with a solid click.By the way, I now am using fingernail polish more often as my hands look so good these days (I'm filing off some ever-so-slightly unsmooth skin there, too).And I'm proud of the condition of my feet.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Depends ...
    This might sound weird, but it depends on what you want to do with it.
    You're probably thinking:"Duh!" but I'm quite serious.

    It is NOT a good replacement for your manicurist.

    First of all, keep in mind that the cord is about 2 feet long (or shorter) so if you want to use it without facing the wall (it won't reach otherwise), make sure you have an extension cord.
    Second of all, not all of the accessories are actually useful.Out of the SIX heads, only THREE were of any use.The other three are either too rough to use or don't reach or act the way it is supposed to do (based on directions in manual).
    Third of all, it's too rough on natural nails.I would only recommend it if you have acrylic and need to smooth rough edges or need to fix something and can't make it to the manicurist. ... Read more

    Asin: B000050FEU
    Subjects:  1. Personal Care    2. Spa    3. Gifts   

    Conair MDF2R Moisturizing Mist Microdermabrasion System
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Health and Beauty
    list price: $36.99 -- our price: $21.99
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    This unit can be used to steam open pores for cleansing skin and to steam openclogged nasal and sinus passages. The versatility comes from two translucent, blue,plastic cones. The large cone is 6-3/4 inches wide and has a flared, open side toaccommodate the face, chin, and neck for cleansing. The small cone is 3-1/2 inches wide,so steam is directed into the nose where it can be breathed in during allergy and coldseason. Operating the steamer is simple: using the included measuring tube, pour tapwater into the power base's reservoir; twist on and lock into place either of the tubes;switch on the unit with the on/off button; and wait about three minutes for the water toheat. For controlled cleansing sessions there's a timer than can be set from 3 to 15minutes. And for safety the unit automatically shuts off after 45 minutes.--Fred Brack ... Read more


    • On/Off Switch
    • Warm Steam Facial Sauna
    • Cone to Concentrate Mist on Face
    • Auto Shutoff and Timer
    • Microdermabrasion tool with 2 attachments
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    4-0 out of 5 stars I like this thing
    I decided to become a metrosexual at the age of 41 and bought this neat unit to celebrate.I wasn't expecting much, but it does its job.It's simple to use and I can see the difference in my skin after using it only a short time.I'm especially fond of the microdermabrasian tool.I use it with some inexpensive scrub and my face never felt smoother.

    The only possible down side is that it takes a while for the steam to get hot enough to feel like it's making any difference.The instructions say that it should take about three minutes, but I allow twice that and everything is fine.I'm in no hurry.:) ... Read more

    Asin: B00005A9WP
    Subjects:  1. Personal Care    2. Skin Care    3. Spa   


    Hoffritz Stainless Steel Fondue Set With 6 Forks
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    list price: $49.99 -- our price: $29.49
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    Elegantly designed in stainless steel, Hoffritz's deluxe fondue set is constructed to absorb heat quickly, distribute it evenly, and retain it for maximum efficiency, even at low temperatures. Chocolate, cheese, and other savory dipping sauces stay warm, rich, and creamy. Fondue is a terrific social food for holiday gatherings or family meals, and this fondue set comes with six fondue forks and a lifetime limited warranty. --Matthew Evans ... Read more


    • For each purchase of this item, $2.50 is donated to Share Our Strength
    • High-quality stainless steel
    • Ideal for any meal, special occasion, or holiday gathering
    • Keeps sweet or savory dipping sauces hot
    • Lifetime warranty
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    2-0 out of 5 stars BURNT FONDUE
    We have had no luck heating the fondue in this fondue pot.It burns even when you turn the heat way down.We had to keep lighting the sterno and then putting it out again in order to keep the cheese from returning to its solid form.I'm not impressed.

    This Fondou Set looks and sounds great, just like the motorized toaster I recently bought from them, but when it stopped working, they failed to back it up with service. In fact, they told me there was nothing they could do, even if I paid for service. I guess they are another large corporation (Salton/Hoffritz also make the George Forman line) that is getting cheap goods from overseas and charging high prices for them. Too bad. They were great once. Caveat emptor.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Previous reviews describe inproper use of the item
    Well I dont actually have this fondue pot but I fealt I must clear the air on fondue pot usage.
    The fondue pot is stainless steel. Stainless steel fondue pots are for oil based fondue. If you wish to make chocolate or cheese fondue you need to use a ceramic insert or cheese/chocolate specific fondue pots. Hoffritz along with other companies offer them.
    So the above reviews about burnt cheese and chocolate well thats expected from a stainless steel fondue pot regardless of the brand. Now if the instructions or the product claim its usage is for cheese and chocolate well thats a different story.
    Excluding recipe guide of course because those recipe guides are generic. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004RHNH
    Subjects:  1. Cookware    2. (Cook Ware)    3. Fondue   


    Beethoven at Bedtime: A Gentle Prelude to Sleep
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (11 April, 1995)
    list price: $11.98 -- our price: $10.99
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Great for sleep; not so great for sex offenders!
    This CD is wonderful!Since purchasing it, I have had no problem falling asleep each night to the soothing sounds from one of the greatest composers of all time.

    However, much to my dismay, this CD hasn't stopped my stepfather from coming in each night to play with my "naughty bits."I thought playing something like this while I slept would calm his wild libido, but alas, it seems to only increase it!

    Goddamn you, Beethoven!GODDAMN YOU

    4-0 out of 5 stars Instead Of Counting Sheep
    So you had a hard day at work.And the drive home was abumper to bumper headache.And when you finality get homethe wife is mad at you because you forgot to stop at thestore and buy the milk.Or maybe your husband is upset because dinner will be a little late getting to the table.And what are your kids up to? Besides running around the house.Well let's not go there.We all have days like this sometime.So how do you keep control of the stress full madness of todays life? Wait till the end ofthe day when things get quiet. Take a long hot bath,pouryourself a cup or a glass of your favorite drink. Gostraight to your favorite relaxing place. And instead ofcounting sheep. Try listening to Beethoven At Bedtime. This cd is inexpensive and can be a great starting pointto become acquainted to classical music. The soft,lazy and beautiful arrangements (Although they can be loud attimes) will send you off to dreamland. Where you can forget your troubles at least for the time being. This is a great cd to relax to and can be a good starting point for anyone who is interested in Beethoven's music. My favorites on this cd are Romance No.2 in F,"Pastoral"Symphony,Fur Elise and of course the Sonatas- Pathetique and Moonlight. Pleasant and sweet dreams everyone.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not meant for bedtime
    The music on this CD is beautiful, but it is not quite right for bedtime.I had my little girl all snuggled in and just as she would start to get sleepy, the music would get very loud and then go soft again awaking her.We did this about 5 times thinking it would get better, before I finally turned it off.I plan to use it in the car instead. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000041CN
    Sales Rank: 4148
    Subjects:  1. Chamber    2. Classical    3. Concerto    4. Keyboard    5. Symphonic   


    Timex T600B CD Stereo Clock Radio with Nature Sounds (Black)
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    list price: $129.99
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    Small yet robust, the Timex T600B is no ordinary clock radio. With a CDplayer, an 18-preset digital tuner, stereo speakers, four "nature" soundsamples, and three separate alarms, the T600B may cost more than the averageclock radio, but it still represents a solid value.

    Short and stout with rounded sides and a contrasting silver-and-black body, theT600B looks a little intimidating. It has far more buttons than most clockradios, which we suspect may puzzle first-time users. Fortunately, many of thesecontrols are used for setup, while the most frequently used buttons are setapart and logically situated.

    The Indiglo (blue) display shows time, date, radio frequency, CD track, andindicates which nature sound (ocean, brook, forest, or wind) is currentlyselected for the alarm. Setting the six AM and 12 FM presets is verystraightforward, and when powered up the T600B's last-station memoryautomatically returns to the station selected before the radio was switchedoff.

    The sound of the T600B is quite good, but the close proximity of the twospeakers yields little stereo separation. And though it does deliver a full,clean sound, don't mistake this clock radio for a mini stereo system. Overdriveit, and the cabinet will start to buzz in protest. If you want to listen athigher levels, we'd suggest using the mini headphone jack or investing in a moremusic-oriented clock radio or shelf stereo.

    All in all, the Timex T600B is a good value: it's small, sounds good, and ischock full of features. --Wayne Garcia


    • Very good sound, in moderation
    • 18 tuner presets
    • 3 alarms
    • Headphone jack
    • Faceplate is cluttered
    • Buzzes if overdriven
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    • Indiglo night light
    • Stereo AM/FM clock radio with CD player
    • Wake and sleep to tranquil nature sounds, radio, or CD
    • Digital tuner with 18 presets
    • Triple-alarm clock
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Wish I hadn't bought it
    There are WAY too many buttons, and it's way too easy to screw the thing up accidentally and oversleep because you shut off the alarm without realizing it. Plus, the time display is so big and so bright that I had to get used to it when I first bought it because the light made it difficult to fall asleep. I wish I hadn't bought it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars can;t see the time
    There isno way you should buy this as you can not see the time at night.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Internals are too loud
    Does what it says but the actual running noise "hum" is too loud, so loud in fact it will actually compete with soft CDs. I like a bit of Enya to wake me and I heard more of the unit than her mmmmming. Quite the duet.
    The ocean waves and similar sounds are good however so it's nice for that. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004VXAQ
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    Pacific Coast Feather Down Embrace Firm Support King Pillow
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    list price: $150.00 -- our price: $84.99
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    Editorial Review

    A restful night's sleep begins with the right pillow, and no matter how you sleep or what your size, this down-filled pillow from Pacific Coast Feather is versatile and supportive enough to provide cushioning comfort. The Down Embrace down pillow is specially designed to provide maximum comfort and durability. An excellent choice for those who prefer firm support, the pillow features a unique pillow-in-a-pillow design consisting of a firm core of down to make the pillow resilient and long-lasting, surrounded by an outer layer of more down. Allergy-prone sleepers will appreciate Pacific Coast's Allergy-Free Warranty, which guarantees that the down used in this pillow has been carefully selected, sorted, and cleaned to remove dust, dirt, and allergens. Once the impurities have been removed, all that remains is fluffy, long-lasting, Hyperclean down. The 360-thread-count cotton cover is stuffed with 22 ounces of 550-fill-power down, and the zippered cover can be removed from laundering. Because this pillow is designed to be highly adjustable, it’s a good one to have on hand for overnight guests. --Susannah Detlef

    From the Manufacturer

    Single-Chambered Design

    The Down Embrace pillow has a unique internal chamber design that provides more support within the adjustability of down.This internal chamber design features a firmer core of down, surrounded by more fluffy down for maximum comfort.This firm density pillow is ideal for side sleepers or for those who desire more support while they sleep. You'll experience a new level of firm support for your head, but with the extra softness of down.

    Allergy-Free Warranty

    All Pacific Coast Feather bedding contains Hyperclean fills.A unique cleaning method produces Hyperclean down and feathers.This means dust, dirt, and allergens have been removed.Hyperclean fills are so clean, they're backed by an Allergy-Free Warranty.

    Barrier Weave Fabric

    All Pacific Coast Feather bedding uses 100% cotton Barrier Weave fabrics. Barrier Weave fabric is tightly woven and especially finished to be up to three times more leakproof, so down and feathers won't sneak out. Barrier Weave fabric is also finer, softer, and more durable, for lasting comfort and easy care.

    30-Night Comfort Guarantee

    Your comfort is important to us. That's why we suggest you try our products for 30 nights. If you're not more comfortable, simply return the items for a full product refund (less shipping and handling).

    About Pacific Coast Feather

    Pacific Coast Feather creates supremely comfortable bedding designed to make a difference in your sleep experience.Since 1884, Pacific Coast Feather has provided the best quality down and feather pillows, comforters, blankets, and feather beds available. They have the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship in the industry.Such longstanding expertise means you can trust Pacific Coast Feather to provide more comfort than any other bedding. ... Read more


    • 36 inches wide by 20 inches high
    • Inner core of down provides firm head and neck support
    • 550-fill-power Hyperclean down, Allergy-Free Warranty
    • 360-thread-count, 100% cotton removable zip cover, leakproof Barrier Weave fabric
    • Machine washable for easy care
    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This may fix your stiff morning neck
    I have a lot of problems with my neck from old injuries, and have had no luck with pillows---until now that is.
    At first I thought these seemed a little firm. And Expensive. But they have proven themselves to me and my wife. I used to use two pillows and I spent the night repositioning them and I still woke up with neck tightness, and spasm.
    Now, I rarely have any problems, and would never go back to cheaper alternatives. They seem to be waring very well also. They are not losing their firmness, I guess that's the inner pillow. Oh yea----did i mention there's a pillow within a pillow, I think thats what makes it work so well, give good support and not feel like your head is laying on a rock,

    5-0 out of 5 stars A bargain in price and in quality!
    I found this pillow at a store that sells overages for a trucking company.I didn't know the reputation of Pacific Coast, just that it looked like a good pillow.I did get a great deal on it, $...!!!I was so glad that I bought it when after the first night of sleeping on it I had no neck pain and I threw out the other 4 pillows that I used to use.I can't recommend this pillow enough!Now, knowing what I know, I would pay the full retail price for another of these pillows.It didn't smell funny like some down pillows you buy and it has a zip-off cover that you can throw in the wash.Something that you may not know is that you can actually wash this pillow in your washing machine!With some others you have to have them dry cleaned and that leaves you with the solvent smell of the cleaner that the dry cleaner uses..just can't say enough good things about this pillow...buy it, you will be glad you did!

    5-0 out of 5 stars sooo comfortable
    We must have twenty pillows in our home.I have no idea why this pillow is the most comfortable one, but I finally only need one pillow (rather than three) for a good night's sleep.Thank you Pacific Coast!This is well worth the money. ... Read more

    Asin: B00006LILI


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