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TERRO 19 oz. Wasp and Hornet Killer Spray T3300
TERRO 19 oz. Wasp and Hornet Killer Spray T3300
Price: $4.99
13 used & new from $4.17

4.0 out of 5 stars Works well on the small paper wasp nests, good range, July 7, 2014
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Works well on the paper wasps here in Wisconsin. A quick spray can reach up to the eaves and soak a small (2-4" diameter) wasp nest. Wait a bit and then use a pole to knock them down. Sometimes a few dead, dying, or at least seriously dazed wasps will drop out of the nest as you spray, but it seems to do a good job on them. For a huge hornet's nest I had in the yard a year ago, used a similar product with good luck at wiping the whole nest out with a single can (and a second sitting next to me as a spare).


Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream
Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream
by Earl Swift
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.23
69 used & new from $8.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Big noisy story of people first and cars second, July 7, 2014
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Well, I liked the book much better than I thought I would after the first few pages. It's about the history and restoration of an American classic, a 1957 Chevy, with a long list of (sometimes colorful) owners. But also about Tommy Arney, well, mostly about Tommy, and the crazy violent, messed up life of his over those same years. I didn't get the "cool uncle" feeling that I probably was supposed to from the book, but Swift's tracking of the previous owners was a lot of fun. Hmmm...maybe the sum of its parts is better than the parts themselves as my review above isn't sounding as positive as I'd like it to, as positive as I am about the book.


Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, Chrome Design (34oz)
Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, Chrome Design (34oz)
Offered by Luzy's Storage Place
Price: $22.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, simple French Press, June 29, 2014
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The packaging was fairly minimal, but the press itself is solid, glass and chrome in appearance. I'll assume that the metal is stainless steel and that the glass is borosilicate as per the name of the item. Dishwasher safe and makes good coffee. Grind a bit coarser than you would for a drip coffee maker, and I like my hot water dispenser...


3M Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 Slate Blue, 48 mm x 22.8 m (Pack of 1)
3M Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 Slate Blue, 48 mm x 22.8 m (Pack of 1)
Price: $13.68
17 used & new from $7.80

4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive duct tape, but it does work wet, June 29, 2014
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The random other duct tape rolls that I have didn't work as well wet as this light blue 3M #8979. But the price is a mighty discouragement I'd think. With the proliferation of duct tape varieties, it's hard to make a "best" sort of recommendation. But this is good stuff...


OXO Good Grips Sponge Holder
OXO Good Grips Sponge Holder
Price: $9.99
4 used & new from $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, solid design that works, June 29, 2014
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The sponge dries nicely, and the excess liquid can be easily poured out. OXO makes nice, solid kitchen bits of varying necessity, but generally with solid design and good construction. This is nice looking and well built. It's holding a sponge and soap on the utility sink in the basement.


The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
by Judith Flanders
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing encyclopedia of Victorian London Life, June 29, 2014
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Though not in the format of an encyclopedia, but rather by themes "waking up," "staying alive," and "enjoying life" with example situations, and a tremendous amount of detail. The book is well researched and fantastically detailed; sometimes almost to a fault.

The writing is beautiful and the research comes through in every paragraph. This is a vaguely familiar world, from Dickens and from Ripper movies, from Holmes and from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but who of us had ever heard of renting day old papers? The mixed leftover drinks from pubs? The street-level selling for survival?


The Rodin Museum by Magazine, Beaux Arts
The Rodin Museum by Magazine, Beaux Arts
by Beaux Arts S.A.
Edition: Paperback
43 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice souvenir type book from the Rodin Museum, June 29, 2014
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Basically it's a photo tour of the museum with minimal text, but makes for a nice souvenir from the museum. Seems to be available very inexpensively in large used quantities right now...


No-Burn Fabric Fire Gard Spray,  32-Ounce
No-Burn Fabric Fire Gard Spray, 32-Ounce
Price: $17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, June 29, 2014
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We use it on a small hearth rug on top of carpeting in front of the fire place. When it was first applied, it left a fairly gritty feel to the hearth rug but definitely would not even singe when flying coals landed on it. After a couple of vacuumings, the gritty feel is gone but the flame protection still seems good. Will probably respray once a year, and this bottle should last for about 3-4 coverings of the hearth rug.


Geneva and Switzerland Travel Reference Map 1:7,000/1:360,000
Geneva and Switzerland Travel Reference Map 1:7,000/1:360,000
by Itmb Publishing LTD
Edition: Map
Price: $9.72
9 used & new from $9.72

4.0 out of 5 stars Good looking map, June 29, 2014
The Geneva coverage is excellent at a scale of 1:7000, and the Switzerland map works as well for either automobile or train travel (with a good listing of train stops, while the post bus does go everywhere, I've found that not every town that seems to be on a train line gets a stop!).


[FFP] Lindt LINDOR Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Truffles 60-Count Box
[FFP] Lindt LINDOR Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Truffles 60-Count Box
Price: $13.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars But they tend not to arrive in good condition in the summer..., June 29, 2014
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In the winter, they probably will get through the shipping process alright, but in the summer, you should buy these in the store instead.


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