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Timex Men's T5K086 1440 Sport Watch with Black Band
Timex Men's T5K086 1440 Sport Watch with Black Band
4 used & new from $32.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Watch for the Price, May 28, 2014
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This watch is very basic in terms of features (day/date/year, 12 or 24 hour time, alarm/hourly chime, stopwatch, 2nd time zone) but considering the price I wasn't expecting much.

If you need functionality like laps or a countdown timer you should get an Ironman watch instead. This watch can technically do a single lap, i.e. you press "set" when the stopwatch is running and it will freeze your lap time while keeping the watch running, but once you press "set" again it will disappear forever so you would need someone writing your laps down or memorize them.

The second time zone is pretty useless to me so it's annoying to have to flip through it every single time you cycle through modes, but I suppose some people will find it useful. The rubber strap is very comfortable, even compared to more expensive Ironman watches Timex makes.

Also I have no idea what that circle thing is in the right hand corner, I guess it's just for cosmetics? The slices of the circle disappear and reappear seemingly at random and the manual makes no mention of it.
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Greatest Love of All
Greatest Love of All
Offered by SONY Music Entertainment Downloads LLC.
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Did you know that Whitney Houston's debut LP, called simply Whitney Houston had 4 number one singles on it?, January 17, 2014
This review is from: Greatest Love of All (MP3 Music)
It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "The Greatest Love of All" is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. Since it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album.

IZOD Men's Long Sleeve 1/4 Zip Cable Stripes Sweater, Midnight, Medium
IZOD Men's Long Sleeve 1/4 Zip Cable Stripes Sweater, Midnight, Medium

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Sweater, December 29, 2013
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I bought this during the sale in the Midnight color (I think Rio Red is pretty gaudy as is combines like 5 very different colors and stripe patterns that don't mesh well together).

It fits well and is comfortable. I'm not in love with the design but it makes for a nice beater sweater.

Lamy Cartridges Refill - Black -5-pack T10BK
Lamy Cartridges Refill - Black -5-pack T10BK
Offered by CANGURO
Price: $5.50
23 used & new from $3.12

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not best option for refills, December 29, 2013
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These cartridges work exactly as needed, but for anyone who is using a fountain pen long-term, you are much better off buying a glass of ink and a Lamy Refill Converter. This is a much cheaper option in the long run because you buy ink in a larger quantity (and have more choices are far are better quality inks and different colors) and then simply siphon ink from a glass jar to the refill cartridge.

The only downside to the refill cartridge is that it holds less ink (to make room for the plunger-like thing that creates suction) but even then you wouldn't use up an entire cartridge in one day unless you were writing constantly for several hours.

Command Poster Adhesive Value Pack, 48-Strip
Command Poster Adhesive Value Pack, 48-Strip
Price: $6.94
60 used & new from $4.29

5.0 out of 5 stars It sticks, December 29, 2013
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These definitely do their job. I used them to hang up a few posters and they worked perfectly. Don't bother with cheapo adhesives, you'll just end up frustrated. Spend the extra dollar and get these.

Del Rossa Microfleece Footed Pajamas,Light Blue, Large (A0322LBLLG)
Del Rossa Microfleece Footed Pajamas,Light Blue, Large (A0322LBLLG)
Offered by Alexander Del Rossa
Price: $48.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Halloween costume, December 29, 2013
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I'm a guy who ordered this as a Halloween costume to portray the memorable character Boots from Dora the Explorer. I'm a medium in men's sizes and this fit pretty snugly. It was warm too, by the end of the night I was sweating profusely. So I can only imagine that it would be comfortable for someone who would only be wearing this to bed like all normal adults who wear onesies.

Also, it was really expensive. I probably shouldn't have lost it that same night although admittedly it was pretty disgusting after wearing it around all night in a cramped basement.

Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale, 1g to 12 lbs Capacity, Elegant Chrome
Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale, 1g to 12 lbs Capacity, Elegant Chrome
Price: $16.99
14 used & new from $14.02

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, Sleek, Accurate and Batteries are Included, July 19, 2013
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This scale is great, especially considering the price. It can measure in grams, ounces, kilograms, and pounds. Grams are only measured in whole numbers though, while ounces are to two decimal places and pounds/kilograms are to three.

The scale is very small and sleek so that you can tuck it away or place it next to other appliances without it being an eyesore. Even though it is small, it is fine for 99% of the things you would be weighing in a kitchen.

It uses 2 AAA batteries, which are included. It also has an auto-off function so you don't accidentally waste them.

To test the scale's accuracy I used my iPhone 4S and weighed it in grams and ounces. The official tech specs list it as being 4.8 oz or 137 grams. The scale weighed it as 4.85 oz and 138 grams. So I can safely say that it is accurate too.

Kill Me If You Can
Kill Me If You Can
by James Patterson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.49
244 used & new from $0.01

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "Kill Me".. A Fitting Title To Describe My Reaction After Reading This Novel, August 18, 2012
This review is from: Kill Me If You Can (Paperback)

You won't enjoy this book unless you want to see the standard set for cliche action novels. Basically, an innocent, quirky American finds a bag full of valuable diamonds that were actually the possession of the Russian mob. The mob hires professional assassins to kill him but their bullets are no match for his quirky observations. Then they kidnap his girlfriend and demand that he trade them for the girl. Yada yada yada, all the Russians die and everyone lives happily ever after. Except for the Russians who died. But they flipped off an American flag to show that they are evil so you don't have to feel bad for them.

The only conclusion I can come to is that Patterson closed his eyes and pointed his finger at a list titled 'Cliche Plot Elements' to create the storyboard and then left Marshall Karp to fill in all of the details. In fact, the only thing more one dimensional than the plot of "Kill Me If You Can" are the characters.

So let me talk about the main character, since he also happens to be my least favorite: Matthew Bannon is your quintessential everyman and good guy who has a cringe worthy observation to make about everything and has conveniently placed friends on every corner of the Earth waiting patiently to take a bullet for him at a moment's notice. Did I mention he is incredibly handsome (which we have to be told of multiple times, even by the villains) and can bring women to orgasm simply by winking at them? OK that last part was a joke, but judging by the extremely frequent sex scenes with the (obligatory) beautiful heroine that isn't far off. He is supposedly a struggling art student, but he is accepted to Parsons and has art collectors paying thousands of dollars for his paintings and commenting on how brilliant they are. The only people who dislike Bannon are portrayed as sniveling losers or are killed off (usually both).

At first, Bannon wasn't a bad character. Besides his aforementioned annoying observations, he actually was someone that you could find yourself relating to or at least sympathizing for. But with every page I read I disliked him more and more. Like I said, he has no flaws and everything he does works out perfectly, so what is there to sympathize for? And besides that, he is a thief who acts extremely greedy and self centered. And when the big reveal comes that Bannon is in fact The Ghost, that makes him more of a hypocrite. Bannon is no better than Zelvas for stealing the diamonds, and he puts the lives of the people he loves on the line just so he can keep them. Even after Catherine leaves him, he doesn't give up his diamonds. In fact, he goes right ahead and sells them even though he knows the Russians are hot on his trail and want him dead. If he truly wanted a life with Catherine more than anything else, why does he insist on keeping the diamonds?

Even when Catherine is kidnapped and the diamonds are demanded for trade at Grand Central, Bannon decides he would rather trick the Russians and fills a bag with rhinestones. He keeps saying how much he cares about Catherine's safety, but attempts this incredibly risky plan that puts the lives of her, Bannon, and his Marine bodyguards in jeopardy just because he won't give up his money. Of course everything turns out fine though. Bannon does get shot in the shoulder and breaks a few ribs but they heal up and all of the Russians get killed.

The ending and epilogue actually have the effect of creating more plot holes instead of patching up all of the loose ends. My favorite was the chapter when a couple of officers visit Bannon in the hospital and question his involvement in the previous Grand Central scene. Bannon simply denies it. They threaten to look at the security camera footage but say, and I'm not kidding, "oh wait that isn't our jurisdiction". Completely ignoring the fact that the crooked NYPD cops that work for the Russians had the ability to look at the security cameras.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. If you like quality action thrillers with a side of romance you will think that the plot of this book is extremely cliche and find plotholes and improbable situations around every corner. If you like summer blockbuster action movies you are better off just watching one than wasting your time reading 400 pages of a cookie cutter novel like this. If you like James Patterson, there are much better books of his to choose from. If you want an easily digestible book that doesn't require any thinking, again, there are much better options out there.

I gave it 2 stars because at times I did actually get a bit interested in the plot, even though the cliche ending became more and more apparent the closer I got to it.

Office DVD Game
Office DVD Game
Offered by EzAz, Inc
Price: $9.83
162 used & new from $4.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Huge Disappointment... Unless you LOVE Transition Effects, August 2, 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Office DVD Game (Toy)
My girlfriend bought this game because we both enjoy watching paper based transition effects... I mean "The Office", and thought it would be a fun way to test our knowledge of the show. I should have been wary of the fact that this was a DVD board game because in my experience those rarely work out well and end up being more of a pain then they are worth. Anyway, I'll describe our experience playing the game.

The game is easy enough to set up and the instructions and transition effects are pretty straightforward. Basically, you roll a die and moves spaces on an extremely bland game board with your cardboard cut out character of choice from the show. Each space has a certain symbol on it, which include a Sheriff's badge, a stapler, beets, a transition effect, Dwight's bobble head, etc. The symbol corresponds to a particular type of question. Some activities include watching a clip of the show and answering a question about it, betting game money, reading a description of a character and clicking on the one it describes, or even doing a "physical activity".

You get "Schrute bucks", Dwight's currency that he creates when he becomes manager for the day, as game money and can win 1-3 on each space depending on the question's difficulty and amount of transition effects. The point of the game is to make it to the last space on the board (which goes in one direction with a single short cut) with 20 Schrute bucks. Then the DVD plays a transition effect followed by a clip from the show.

Toby narrates the game in his characteristic deadpan voice, which was strangely reminiscent of my attitude towards playing the game after the first 10 minutes. Although this narration is a nice touch, it gets old very fast because there are only so many voice clips that are repeated ad nauseam. Plus, every click requires at least 10 seconds worth of transition effects which reminds me of a particularly bad PowerPoint presentation.

Honestly, I think that was done intentionally to pad out the game a little because it took all of 30 minutes to finish. With 3+ people it would have taken longer, but I suspect everyone would be bored of it before the game was halfway over because even in my 2 player game I was begging for someone to get 20 Schrute bucks to put us out of our misery.

I can't even say that the game has good trivia. The questions sound like they were made up the day before the game was scheduled to be shipped out, and if you get the question wrong you aren't even told the right answer. Plus, someone had the simply awful idea of adding aforementioned "physical activities" which are called clerical work. They include such pulse pounding tasks as adding up the price of a lunch and a shirt (although you just select "complete" or "not complete" so there isn't even a way to check if you got the right answer), finding 3 unique business cards (where do they think we are playing?) and cutting out 4 paper angels and writing cast member's names on them (what in God's name were they smoking to make up that one?). They are so arbitrary that even if I had the supplies to do a certain one I would rather just pass on them, which I did.

The board is very small so you will reach the end point multiple times before you get 20 bucks, and the irritating thing is that you get sent backwards on the board (possibly even to the start). And you have to sit through 15 seconds of transition effects and a clip of the show that kinda-sorta relates to the place on the board you are being sent to (labeled as reception, sales, conference room, etc but are actually just different colored boxes. I guess there wasn't room in the budget to draw them out).

And speaking of irrelevant clips from the show, there is a clip before every question and they almost never have anything to do with the question itself. I remember one question asked where Michael had accidentally sent the picture of Jan to, and the clip (with accompanying transition effect) that was shown before that was from a completely different episode.

This whole DVD board game just feels like a slap in the face to the fans that was concocted in order generate some extra revenue by slapping "The Office" on a bland board game and spending 15 minutes throwing together some clips from the show and transition effects and getting the cheapest actor from the show to voice it. It makes no attempt to be original and you can tell that the creators were thinking about nothing but reaching a deadline when creating it.

Did I mention there are a lot of transition effects?

Roadpro 12V Fused Replacement Cigarette Lighter Plug with Leads
Roadpro 12V Fused Replacement Cigarette Lighter Plug with Leads
Price: $3.92
7 used & new from $2.50

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Garbage, December 30, 2011
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I purchased this product with the intent of using it to power my CB radio. When it arrived, I plugged it into my cigarette lighter and the light never came on. It was DOA.

I figured that since it was only $3 I would try buying another one. I ordered the second one, and when I plugged it in the light did come on. However, as soon as I tried to attach the power cords from my CB radio and turn the car back on, the light went out.

Don't buy this or any Roadpro product, they are cheap and unreliable.
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