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Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build: How to Build Your Own Camera Cranes, Car Mounts, Stabilizers, Dollies, and More
Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build: How to Build Your Own Camera Cranes, Car Mounts, Stabilizers, Dollies, and More
by Dan Selakovich
Edition: Paperback
13 used & new from $4.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book... not available through Amazon, April 6, 2006
Since the above review may seem biased -- after all, it was written by the book's author -- he's absolutely right that this is a fantastic book for digital moviemakers. I've built several of the rigs detailed in the book, and had great success (you can see some of our results at www.tohubohuproductions.com).

And alas, he's also right in that the book is not available from Amazon -- you'll have to go to www.dvcamerarigs.com to get it. I can only review the first edition (as that's what I've got), but the second edition is now in print. And it's well worth the money.


CAD Audio EPF-15A Pop Filter on 15-Inch Gooseneck
CAD Audio EPF-15A Pop Filter on 15-Inch Gooseneck
Price: $10.99
39 used & new from $9.99

38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, March 8, 2006
This pop filter does exactly what it purports to; the flexible neck *does* sacrifice a bit of flexibility in favor of stability, which can be a slight drawback if (like me) you use it on a tabletop mic stand. Still, quite recommended.


A Certain Chemistry: A Novel
A Certain Chemistry: A Novel
by Mil Millington
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.17
92 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal sophomore effort, December 20, 2005
I'll spare you the plot recap, but suffice it to say that Mil Millington was able to take the (exceedingly minor) flaws in his first book, "Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About," and correct them here. He took his own experiences -- far more autobiographical in TMGAIHAA -- and crafted an amazing *wholly original* story this time around. And he answered criticism of the first novel's ending by creating a conclusion that *completely* satisfies both the sentimentalist and the rationalist. Obviously, I won't spoil anything here, but rest assured that the character motivations and story events proceed perfectly, with no loose ends or unnatural progressions.

Of course, all of this ignores the fact that the book is absolutely hilarious. If ever there were a must-read, this is it. (And while you're at it, pick up TMGAIHAA as well -- you will *not* regret it.)


The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought
The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought
by John Gibson
Edition: Hardcover
189 used & new from $0.01

30 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Year's Nonissue, December 20, 2005
Wow. Last year it was the threat of gay marriage. And this year, apparently, it's the nonsensical notion that Christmas is somehow under attack by mysterious "liberal" forces. I can't wait to see what utter nonissue is dredged up from the bottom of the swamp to bring the Christian supremacist base out to vote *next* year.

It remains to be seen whether Gibson actually *believes* the tripe he's spouting. I suspect that, more likely, he's a shrewd opportunist, at least marginally adept at riding on the coattails of a trend to get some quick book sales (having a few extra bucks around Christmas certainly doesn't hurt). And if he helps the G.O.P. agenda of appealing to the paranoid right, so much the better: Whatever it takes to get the fundies out to vote next November...

I wish I could say the book reads well as the fiction it is, but alas, no such luck. It doesn't even work as a satire of the extremist lunatics who swallow such idiocy. It was obviously slapped together at the last minute to capitalize on the latest strategy move -- after all, it had to come out before next year's *all new* strategic plan.

Buying this book will only prove that you're one of the mindless sheep that the intelligent people of this nation are laughing at.
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Unfit For Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry
Unfit For Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry
by Jerome R. Corsi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.21
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32 of 118 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I Can't Believe Anybody's Still Giving This Any Credence, August 27, 2004
How stupid do you have to be to give this book even a cursory look? The writers have already been shown to be not mere exaggerators or "spin artists," but outright fabricators. Public records -- and the prior testimony of these same "sources" -- flatly contradict the allegations made in this screed.

They may couch their tirade in the language of "investigative journalism," but only a complete idiot would believe this is anything of the sort. With their flagrantly false television ads, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth proved themselves guilty of slander. With the publication of this book, they've committed libel as well.

As fully authorized creations of the Bush reelection campaign (a subterfuge which is falling apart even as we speak), these attacks speak volumes as to the ethical core of the current occupant of the Oval Office.

Namely, that it doesn't exist.


Hewlett Packard Jornada 720 USB to Serial Adapter
Hewlett Packard Jornada 720 USB to Serial Adapter

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT a USB-to-serial adapter, December 3, 2002
Despite what it's called in Amazon.com's listing, this is NOT a USB-to-serial adapter; it is a HP Jornada-to-serial adapter. When I finally received it, I noticed that nowhere on the actual box does it mention USB. It would appear that this is a listing error on Amazon.com's part.


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