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Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
by Michael Chabon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.01
361 used & new from $0.01

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Like "High Fidelity," but Nick Hornby's book is better, January 28, 2013
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Chabon is too much enamoured of his own writing for me to enjoy it much, even though I wanted to love this book. He describes who the characters are and what they're like rather than developing the characters enough that they show you themselves. The plot is plodding and rather convoluted and lost in extraneous showing off. Worst of all, this book reminds me very much of "High Fidelity." And "High Fidelity" is a better book.


Porcher 71120-00.640 Round Front Slow Close Seat Furniture Finish Toilet Seat with Chrome Hinges, Antique Cherry
Porcher 71120-00.640 Round Front Slow Close Seat Furniture Finish Toilet Seat with Chrome Hinges, Antique Cherry

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad design, won't work on most toilets, January 14, 2013
I have a toilet that's less than a year old, so it's not the other customer's older one that's the problem, it's the poor design of this expensive seat (which I paid only $33 for, but I bought it elsewhere and the shipping cost to return it means I'm out that money). The hinges that attach to the toilet are not "set back" as usual toilet seats are. The result is that the seat does not cover the bowl by about 1/2 in or so. Also, it's round, and few toilet bowls are really round. Some are just more oval than others. And don't get the Mayfair version, because it's just plain ugly. I'm going to try to refinish my 17-year-old oak seat from Sears (which is actually wood, unlike most of what's available now) to match the new vanity, because I've not found anything on the market that both looks good and fits.


3lbs Season 1
3lbs Season 1
Price: $4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, two good and well-cast actors, December 19, 2012
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The neurosurgeon and his fellow (younger neurosurgeon) are perfect for their parts and good (Stanley Tucci, Mark Feuerstein, respectively). The ideas in the show were interesting in the way that the cases on House were interesting. One of the ideas in the last few episodes (from 2006, but I watched in 2012), just turned up in the news in late 2012 as now happening. The dialog was mostly intelligent and witty. Two things ruined it for me and apparently everyone else, because it was cancelled in the first season. The first and worst was the female neurologist (Indira Varma) who seemed to be there for nothing but sex appeal, and sleazy sex appeal at that. She was a real turn-off. The other thing that was an insult to the intelligence of anyone likely to watch such a show were the hokey animations, dream sequences and such to illustrate the nature of the neurological problem. So it was a good idea for a good show with good potential and two especially good actors, but somebody ruined it. Wish they'd relaunch it with the same two lead actors and without what made me cringe.


TEKTON 6756 Wood Chisel, 1-1/4-Inch
TEKTON 6756 Wood Chisel, 1-1/4-Inch
Price: $13.37
3 used & new from $8.16

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-made, substantial, December 19, 2012
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Should last a lifetime. Good product. Now they want 14 more words to describe it. It's a chisel, nothing more to say.


Scandal Season 2
Scandal Season 2
Price: $19.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly not plausible but entertaining, rather one-dimensional, December 19, 2012
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I really wish they'd all stop talking in the same way, like everything's an emergency and they memorized all they're going to say (which they did, of course). Sometimes it gets better, sometimes slides back, but worth watching to decide for yourself.


Piggy, Piggy
Piggy, Piggy
DVD
Price: $1.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Well-done but pretty stupid and even boring, December 10, 2012
After watching about four episodes, I skipped to the last few just to see the outcome, but it wasn't even a surprise. Just not my kind of thing, I guess, and I don't understand why it's rated so high by so many people. Three or maybe four stars (questionable), I could understand, but not five.


Achim Home Furnishings FTVGM32920 Nexus 12-Inch Vinyl Tile, Geo Ancient Beige Mosaic, 20-Pack
Achim Home Furnishings FTVGM32920 Nexus 12-Inch Vinyl Tile, Geo Ancient Beige Mosaic, 20-Pack
Price: $18.13
2 used & new from $17.99

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks good, and it's holding up well so far, December 1, 2012
It's sticking better than I expected, is reasonably easy to work with, and it's attractive.

Tips:
Works best to peel the backing off from corner to corner. Sticky stuff comes of hands with Dawn.
You'll need these tools:
- Very sharp utility knife -- not one of those $1.99 kind
- Large cutting board (a glass one made for kitchen counters works great)
- Many pairs of lightweight disposable gloves (otherwise, the goo on the back sticks to you so much, so fast, that you have to quit after only a few tiles)
- Hard roller of some kind (this one works really well: Testrite Visual Products Inc Burnisher
- Soft pad, like a garden kneeling pad, for your knees
- Patience and persistence (check several minutes after you've laid tiles to make sure they haven't slid a bit and left a little gap)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Have two pairs in two sizes, in case they quit making them, December 1, 2012
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It depends on fashion standards and lifestyles where you live, I suppose. I'm in Santa Cruz, California area, live in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains, and they're great. In making sure that I got the best fit, I ended up with two pairs, one a half-size larger, and I kept it to wear with thick socks (in case I ever wear thick socks -- hmmm). They have good traction, look sporty yet feminine (contrary to what someone else said) because they're lightweight and form-fitting, and they're far more affordable than most boots.


Mayfair 9602BR 178 Natural Reflections Wood Veneer Toilet Seat with Brass Hinges, Round, Cherry
Mayfair 9602BR 178 Natural Reflections Wood Veneer Toilet Seat with Brass Hinges, Round, Cherry
Offered by Supreme Hardware
Price: $21.94
5 used & new from $21.94

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Burgundy-colored, doesn't even look like FAKE wood. Awful!, November 30, 2012
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I didn't even take it out of the package before deciding it had to go back, but of course the plastic wrapping was so remarkably flimsy that merely holding it made it tear. Spend a little bit more and get this one, also available here, but from a Marketplace vendor, PlumberSurplus. (slow shipping, but it arrived packed well): Porcher 71018-00.670 Round Front Wood Core Toilet Seat, Natural Cherry
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Last Resort Season 1
Last Resort Season 1
DVD
Price: $17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing premise, November 29, 2012
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Maybe too many subplots and questionable casting in a couple of cases, but it's the premise that interests me and keeps me watching to see where it goes.


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