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Quaker, Corn Bran Crunch Cereal, 15oz Box (Pack of 3)
Quaker, Corn Bran Crunch Cereal, 15oz Box (Pack of 3)
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Price: $35.76
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank Goodness, October 22, 2014
I don't understand why this is not sold anywhere publically anymore. It's not even organic--or a small 'health' company. It should not be that hard to market and manufacture. If you get your hands on this, it's REALLY good. This is a cereal that kids and adults will love to eat. My mom had to ration the bowls we ate when we were little because otherwise me and my brother would gobble this stuf up very fast. And a high profit margin should be even more reason for stores to sell it. Oh well, at least it is still available somewhere on Planet earth and not completely discontinued.


The Facts Of Life: The Complete Series
The Facts Of Life: The Complete Series
DVD ~ Mindy Cohn
Price: $179.99

5.0 out of 5 stars School's Back In At Eastland Academy, October 22, 2014
This NBC series holds a distinction of being much more successfull than the show (Different Strokes) it spun off from. After retooling the first season---and adding a new girl---it definently became a blockbuster hit for the networks.

Even a change in venues, from Eastland Academy, to Edna's Eddibles, and then finally Over Our Heads really didn't sink the show itself. Or Blair and Jo leaving for college. The writers of this series figures out how to succesfully transition the series so all the girls could continue hanging out together and having credible storylines.

They did this through storylines which did not talk down to the audience. The stories addressed important issues which teen comedys even now do not cover such as teen prostitution, suicide, and abortion. Goodluck trying to get this on a sitcom in today's lineup.

It even covered socioeconomic issues with the ever-present tension between Jo Polniaczek and Blair Warner, who both initially chafe at the idea of becomming roommates together at Eastland. Talking Blair and the others into taking a school van out to a bar, Jo ultimately gets the entire 'gang' to room together---to pay off incurred damages.

Finding out they all liked living together after all, the girls decided to continue this after their probation ends and the repairs are completed. They can ultimately agree to disagree. But now they cannot stand the thought of living apart from each other!!

The only thing (other than the computers and fashion) which is incredibly dated is the cloying attitude whenever Gerri Jewell comes on screen. She makes guest appearances throughout the series as 'cousin Gerri' Blair's handicapped cousin'. Because ADA wasn't on the books yet, Eastland does not have to accommodate Cousin Gerri. It is presumed that merely because she talks funny that she cannot intellectually perform the same work as Blair She finally gets a 'leadership' role in 'All by herself" when she and Blair are fundraising for a school for disabled children. Fundraising itself would be impossible without skills such as organization and conviction.


Lee Daniels' The Butler
Lee Daniels' The Butler
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3.0 out of 5 stars African American Forrest Gump, October 22, 2014
This review is from: Lee Daniels' The Butler (DVD)
Rising from servant and runaway/criminal, a young man gets the fortunate opportunity to become a White House butler. He happens to be in the right places at the right times.

Several of the presidents look nothing like their real life counterparts. I think that the film was supposed to focus on the family and the African American experience. So it doesn't pay too much attention to trying to match up the white actors. It kind of defeats the purpose of having this specific screenplay. You could have had the story set anywhere instead of Washington D.C., instead of the White House. I think these were just token reminders.

I also did not like the 'conflict' with the son about how to create change. He goes from being a freedom rider to black panther and then apartheid activist--while dad is a White House butler. Because the activities actually would have come under the surveilance of then FBI director J Edgar Hoover and likely have cost dad White House clearance (at least for part of the story, it does not make sense. I've also heard that this was thrown in and was a plot inconsistency itself. It did not even happen to the original person who this movie is allegedy based off of!

And they spend so much time on this part of the story while just whizzing through the Ford through Carter years. Since he was working for Reagan, what happened?? Were they not able to find actors remotely close to those presidents??

Yes Obama is the first African American president--but I at least thought that they'd have something about Clinton George W. Bush who were themselves both from the south. If this story (or part of it) is actually based on a real-life book, seeing the character's inevitable observations of these 'southerners' who came in after legal-cultural changes---including the actors who were selected to play them would have been interesting. Those men were governors the generation after segregation had been struck down.


The Jacksons: An American Dream- The Complete Miniseries
The Jacksons: An American Dream- The Complete Miniseries
DVD ~ Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy As 123, October 20, 2014
If I were a 'fan' I would not like this series. It basically explains why beneath their hard-working exterior, the Jacksons are messed up.

Joseph Jackson morphs from a fast-talking flirt into an abusive father who does whatever he wants whenever he wants. The family has ragged clothes and no power. But Joe buys brand new equipment for them to play music anyways. He does not hear his wife's desperate pleas.

He also laughs when young Michael is heartbroken over loss of a 'pet'. After his son did do everything asked--and even won a competion trophy, Joe Jackson still was arrogant. Of course everybody has issues with a dad, But it takes something without a soul to laugh off a child's grieving. Even taking liberties' the rat's death a very sad movie scene.

Of course Michael Jackson is going to be the Jackson with issues to work through. You can practically see it in the storyline. The only way it could have been more obvious was if an announcement flashed across the bottom half of the screen. Everything is not 'fine'.

The movie timeline ends in the 1980s. The biggest issue it covered with Jackson's appearance was the 'accident' from the Pepsi commercial where his hair accidentally caught on fire. Special effects during the commercial had gone wrong. There is nothing else included.

It's a long movie, but the acting is good. There are some theatrical/technical tweaks. Overall, it's a decent view which also makes a memorable impression.


Mork & Mindy: Season 4
Mork & Mindy: Season 4
DVD ~ Robin Williams
Price: $37.98

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Scrambled Eggs, October 14, 2014
This review is from: Mork & Mindy: Season 4 (DVD)
I'm a very big Mork and Mindy fan. I'm thrilled that this is finally going to be released---even if the 'push' ultimately was Williams suicide. This last season of the ABC series which did make him a household name took several creative risks. Some of them worked, and others not so well.

In order to keep the series 'fresh', Mork and Mindy got married and had a baby (played by Willams's mentor Jonathan Winters). There is a trippy 4 episode story arc involving courtship, wedding and pregnancy. Exidor of all people(!!) apparently has a degree in Orkian ob/gyn. Exidor is the one person who accurately determined Mork was pregnant ("Three The Hard Way"). And then for a couple of episodes, we see the show attempt to shift from Mork observing earth---to Mork and Mindy learning how to successfully raise a blended family. Mearth too deals with these issues. Because of Winters age, he is on camera more than 'child' actors who are subject to labor laws.

Mearth however did not work as a 'scripting focus' for the series. Orson himself erased Mork's mind in "I Don't Remember Mama". Another good episode from this season is "Cheerleader in Chains". Mindy is so dedicated to the ethical practice of her journalism that she (and then Mork) ultimately spend a night in jail for the cause. She got a new boss at the station in "Metamorphisis, The TV Show", Mr. Sternhagen is fired.

Look for special guest stars like Barbara Billingsley, Paul Reubens, and William Shatner. Special Features include the two 'Happy Days episodes which Mork originally appeared/appeared. (Mork and Mindy was a Happy Days spin off). No, this isn't the 'best season' of the series, but it completes the collection of serious fans.


Chef Boyardee, Chicken Alfredo, 15oz Can (Pack of 6)
Chef Boyardee, Chicken Alfredo, 15oz Can (Pack of 6)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Back To The Test Kitchen, October 12, 2014
They need to dig up the original recipe. This tastes waay too watery--and nothing like I remember from the original. It was thick and yummy. It WAS alfredo sauce. Why on earth would you even go to all this trouble canning, printing and shpping/stocking a product if it is not going to be edible to consumers?


Mork & Mindy: The Complete Series
Mork & Mindy: The Complete Series
DVD ~ Robin Williams
Price: $106.18

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spend The Holidays At Pine Street, October 9, 2014
To 'commemorate' the death of actor Robin Williams, Hollywood has finally decided release a complete DVD package of the ABC series which made him a household name.

In counterculture 1970's Boulder Colorado, Williams plays Mork, a space alien sent by his superiors to observe earth customs and report back to his superiors on the planet Ork. Because this was a 'spin'off from Happy Days' it perhaps would have royally bombed with another actor. Jumping from the 1950's to the 1970's is quite a stretch!

But Williams's comedic timing, delivery, and adlibbing (check out how hard others try to stifle laughs) itself made the series last for at least four seasons--including the less than perfect season four, when Mearth (played by Jonathan Winters) was born from Mork's navel. He WAS Mork.

During the first season pilot when his egg lands, he meets Mindy McConnell after she is stranded by a very bad date. (Pilot). Innocently believing that he is a priest, Mindy brings Mork to her apartment--and gets the shock of her life after discovering otherwise. Mork learns about earthling customs (such as the eggs in the refrigerator are not being kept in 'suspended animation!').

Most of the townspeople merely tolerate him--like Mindy's father Fred McConnell (Conrad Janis) and Mr. Bickley (Tom Poston). But Exidor, the town eccentric is his frequent partner. He even helps deliver Mearth when Mork is pregnant! It's never explained how Exidor obtained medical training.

All of the episodes are included for us diehard Mork and Mindy fans. And the Happy Days episode where Mork first appeared as well as the subsequent Happy Days episode where he reappeared IS included in this 'complete series release'. Justifying the original 'release' cost in this particular case, the gags from 'Mork and Mindy' ARE included (you know they were good!). The rarely remembered spin-off cartoon series where Mork and Mindy are teenagers is not included however.

Perhaps the 'Orson report which had been previously and already included with 'Mork Meets Robin Williams" should count as an extra. The monolog about the price of fame (originally delivered a week after John Lennon's assassination) is still really spooky. Williams just sadly fades out to black instead of doing his usual upbeat 'Nanu-Nanu' before the episode credits roll. You can actually hear the tears in his voice as Robin Williams the person versus Mork the character. We forget that they are people and not just these characters.

I'm assuming that Williams's recent suicide ultimately had something to do with this product finally making it to market. Other more recent series were so much faster.It took forever to get this series released.

I'm not crazy about the price either, but realize this will ultimately drop. We live in a capitalist society. People want stuff to sell, so they will go back and price it to sell.


Sharp CDDH950P Mini System
Sharp CDDH950P Mini System
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly sounds good., October 5, 2014
The product came fast and was mostly easy to set up. It has excellent sound. However, it's difficult to figure out how to get and program radio access. I still can get radio access through other means---and don't like most of the local radio stations where I am, so this is not really a 'problem' right now. But I wish the radio access instructions themselves were more clear. Everything is set up. So this should be working and available.


Mork & Mindy: Season 4
Mork & Mindy: Season 4

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Scrambled Eggs, October 5, 2014
This review is from: Mork & Mindy: Season 4 (DVD)
I'm a very big Mork and Mindy fan. I'm thrilled that this is finally going to be released---even if the 'push' ultimately was Williams suicide. This last season of the ABC series which did make him a household name took several creative risks. Some of them worked, and others not so well.

In order to keep the series 'fresh', Mork and Mindy got married and had a baby (played by Willams's mentor Jonathan Winters). There is a trippy 4 episode story arc involving courtship, wedding and pregnancy. Exidor of all people(!!) apparently has a degree in Orkian ob/gyn. He is the one person who accurately determined Mork was pregnant ("Three The Hard Way"). And then for a couple of episodes, we see the show attempt to shift from Mork observing earth---to Mork and Mindy learning how to successfully raise a blended family. Mearth too deals with these issues. Because of Winters age, he is on camera more than 'child' actors who are subject to labor laws.

Mearth however did not work as a 'scripting focus' because Orson himself erased Mork's mind in "I Don't Remember Mama". Another good episode from this season is "Cheerleader in Chains". Mindy is so dedicated to the ethical practice of her journalism that she (and then Mork) ultimately spend a night in jail for the cause. She got a new boss at the station in "Metamorphisis, The TV Show", Mr. Sternhagen is fired.

Look for special guest stars like Barbara Billingsley, Paul Reubens, and William Shatner. Special Features include the two 'Happy Days episodes which Mork originally appeared/appeared. (Mork and Mindy was a Happy Days spin off). No, this isn't the 'best season' of the series, but it completes the collection of serious fans.


Mele & Co Caprice Wooden Jeery Box in Antique Walnut Finish, 13 by 9-1/4 by  10-3/8-Inch
Mele & Co Caprice Wooden Jeery Box in Antique Walnut Finish, 13 by 9-1/4 by 10-3/8-Inch
Price: $120.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Beauty., September 30, 2014
I love all the space in this product. And the sleek no handles design--very contemporary. It is a purchase well made. Highly recomended to others.


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