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Ray-Ban RB3183 Sunglasses 63 mm, Polarized,Gunmetal Frame/Gray Polarized GSM Lens
Ray-Ban RB3183 Sunglasses 63 mm, Polarized,Gunmetal Frame/Gray Polarized GSM Lens
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5.0 out of 5 stars No complaints!, October 5, 2014
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I think I saved like $50 getting then here as opposed to hitting the local store. Great price, bottom dollar price, fast shipping. Can't ask for much more than that!

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I'd Rather Be Punched in the Groin, July 14, 2013
This review is from: Redemption (Amazon Instant Video)
So this review will initially be aimed at the gentleman reader. You know how it feels when you get hit in the groin? There's like that startling jolt, but then initially, you don't even necessarily realize it, there's like a slight twinge. That's how this movie starts. You're like "HEY! What the hell was that all about?" Time passes, you're sitting there....and then the pain starts. It's slow at first, like "Hey, this doesn't feel great at all," and then it's just creeping up into your stomach. It just gets worse, you breathe deeper hoping to hold back the discomfort, but then you're like "Oh man, am I gonna poop?" Yeah, that is how this movie progresses. You're just like "How did this happen?? WHY!!? Who would do this?" And these questions are the same whether you're watching this movie or dealing with getting hit in the groin. Same same. Then after a really long while, things start to calm down a bit. Oh sure, you're still not comfortable. You've got this feeling in the background that just won't settle down, but you feel yourself easing into it, a few more deep breaths, all good, right? Yeah, it's over, and you've never been happier to have something come to an end. That's this movie. Now imagine Jason Statham in your groin.

Ladies, I'd imagine this is what cramps feel like. Statham cramps.

You're welcome.

The Watch
The Watch
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure brilliance! Did they even write a script?, December 1, 2012
This review is from: The Watch (Amazon Instant Video)
I think that Chariots of Fire was the beginning of an epoch in film making that has endured up to, and including, The Watch. Would it be too bold to put this movie on the level of, let's say, Philadelphia? Dare I? I do not. However, to say that it was better than that thing with the guy who had the thing he could do with this hand and then he turned into some demon thing....with Keanu Reaves. Surely, much better than that movie.

Anyways, I feel like someone MAYBE wrote like half of this movie on some index cards, threw the index cards at these actors and then just filmed them with a lot of expensive sets and CGI.....AND I LOVED IT!

Highly recommend. Open your finest bottle of Dom, light some candles, oil yourself up, put on something sexy and watch this movie....without pants.

The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor
The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor
by Jake Tapper
Edition: Hardcover
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HIGHLY recommend The Outpost, November 8, 2012
Having served in Afghanistan and supported the men at Keating from overhead that dark day in 2009, I simply cannot stress enough how important The Outpost is in capturing and conveying the struggles and complexities faced by our men and women serving in Afghanistan, even to this day. Jake Tapper's meticulous attention to detail and comprehensive, unbiased research conveys a story rich in history, decision making (both good and poor), detail and subtlety. He honors the memory of the men who fell at the hands of the enemy and (seemingly) as a result of the inattention from higher leadership. This book captures and highlights to the reader the decision making at the highest levels which led to the tragedy that was COP Keating, and we as informed citizens owe it to our soldiers to understand how they got where they are and how they face those challenges down on a daily basis with bravery and commitment to their fellow soldiers.

In twenty years when we all look back on the war in Afghanistan from a historical perspective, The Outpost will be an indispensable part of that history. They say that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. If this books takes one tiny step towards ensuring we don't condemn our soldiers to a untenable outpost in an indefensivble position in an unviable part of a lost land, then it will have done more than anyone could have hoped.

Above everything else; above the politics and the military ins-and-outs. Beyond the BS and the PR and the spin of winning hearts and minds and telling a story. Jake honors the men who died at Keating, not fighting for a cause or for some ideal of building a deomcratic Afghanistan. They died for the man next to them, and Jake tells that story with compassion and honesty that should humble each and every one of us when we see one of our finest in uniform.

Read it. Learn it.
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Smart Setups, Stupid Punchlines
Smart Setups, Stupid Punchlines
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculously funny, witty and sharp, March 4, 2012
I had the opportunity to catch Jeff's show last night at the DC Improv, where he was opening for John Oliver. Jeff is a ridiculously talented comedian with an innate ability to read a room. Loads of comics just show up, do their set regardless of the vibe and the audience, and then walk off the stage. Jeff's entire set felt like it was written for the crowd. Great vibe. Smart comedy. Hilarious setups with great finishes. Impeccable timing. The show was amazing. That's basically my review of this CD as well. His show is smart, topical, but still irreverent. I cannot recommend this CD highly enough. Awesome from start to finish.

The Detachment (John Rain)
The Detachment (John Rain)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eisler promises....and then he delivers! Rain is back!, September 19, 2011
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I've been waiting patiently (sometimes not so patiently) for another Eisler novel since his last major work, Inside Out, was released. I can say confidently that The Detachment is worth the wait. To be able to watch as Eisler fuses two completely disparate story lines into one seamless work is a sheer pleasure. Perhaps this is owed to Eisler's impressive background working in and around these worlds, and perhaps it's a testament to his ability as a writer. Either way, the outcome is simply fantastic.

If you want to buy this as a book that you're going to take your sweet time reading over a long vacation....don't! This is a page turner from start to finish. Are there peaks and lulls in the story? Of course there are. You cant hope to build a scene this unique without them. You can't hope to accomplish joining two complex threads into one without them. Is there an ideological bent to Eisler's story telling? Absolutely. However, it's not simply Eisler conveying his feelings about the state of the US Constitution in a post-9/11 world. It's a foundation upon which his characters have built their own sense of right and wrong. If you ignore that or write it off as preachy, then you miss where the protagonists are coming from. That's half the joy of reading the darn thing!

Eisler's attention to detail is amazing. I've been to so many of the places he mentions throughout his works, and they are as crystallized in my mind as they are on his page. Not just places, but equipment, people, historic moments. His attention to the minutia of a particular handgun, or a seedy neighborhood place you there flawlessly.

More than anything else, the books are just a whole lot of fun without sacrificing an understanding of the world and how we live in it. If you like action, intrigue, unexpected turns, and a roller coaster ride in the world of black ops, look no further.

So You Want To Get Out of the Military: THE BOOK You Must Read FIRST
So You Want To Get Out of the Military: THE BOOK You Must Read FIRST
by Travis Burgdolf
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply outstanding!, September 29, 2009
A comprehensive guide for everything you need to know before you make the jump to the civilian world. I have been there and done that. Buy this book before you make the move!

Inside Out: A Memoir Of The Blacklist
Inside Out: A Memoir Of The Blacklist
by Walter Bernstein
Edition: Paperback
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Correction, June 25, 2003
Just a fact check here. The House Unamerican Activities Committee was NEVER run by Senator McCarthy. In fact, he was never on the Committee. He was a first year senator on the Senate Housing Committee at the time that HUAC became active in 1947. McCarthy didn't begin his anti-communist efforts until 1950. I would think the editor would do some research before referring to "McCarthy's House Committe on Un-American Activities." Plus, HOUSE means House of Representatives. McCarthy was a Senator. He was, however, a member of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee. Little different.
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