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Jelly Belly - Belly Flops - Irregular Jelly Beans - 2 lb. Bag
Jelly Belly - Belly Flops - Irregular Jelly Beans - 2 lb. Bag
Offered by One Dollar Grocery Store
Price: $8.00
5 used & new from $8.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bellyflops ROCK!, October 1, 2013
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Deeeelicious and very fresh! Most of mine were 'twins' and there was a very generous assortment of flavors. Definitely a good buy!


POO-POURRI Rhinestone ATOMIZER GIFT SET toilet spray
POO-POURRI Rhinestone ATOMIZER GIFT SET toilet spray
Offered by Number 1 In Service
Price: $19.95
5 used & new from $13.43

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant solution!, September 21, 2013
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Discreet, well made and works fine--it does take a few more sprays due to the small volume but it more than makes up for the embarassment of carrying a 2oz bottle in my bag. HINT: I keep mine in a snack-size ziplock bag just in case of leakage--which there hasn't been any--and to protect it, since that velvet bag is worse than useless.


Poo Pourri Original Scent, 2 Fluid Ounce
Poo Pourri Original Scent, 2 Fluid Ounce
Offered by LilGift
Price: Click here to see our price
50 used & new from $4.25

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy sh...well, you know...It Works!!, September 17, 2013
Ever been to a convention and shared a room with a half dozen other people of different genders/species/digestive habits?
THIS will keep you from suffocating. Honest.
I am impressed--seriously impressed--with Poo Pourri. My favorite is Secret Santa-but all of them work great, and I even bought an atomizer to carry in my purse when traveling with friends. It's also a considerate thing to use in the workplace--we have 400 people and only 5 stalls in the ladies--and sometimes it can make you really ill. I can't fix other people's 'problems' but I can sure as heck not make it worse!


Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Military Logo Mug
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Military Logo Mug
2 used & new from $95.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great mug--insanely overpriced, July 2, 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I got this mug about two years ago and paid about $20.00--it's a very handsome mug and looks great on my desk but honestly--$99.00??? It's not that rare. Check around before you buy--you may find it cheaper elsewhere


Ajishima Furikake Yasai Fumi (Pack of 2x 1.7z)
Ajishima Furikake Yasai Fumi (Pack of 2x 1.7z)
Offered by NewDreamFactory
Price: $14.12
2 used & new from $7.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious--and so hard to find!, June 30, 2013
I purchased this for years at our local Asian markets but for some reason it disappeared off shelves a year or so ago and has been impossible to find. I have tried nearly all of the Ajishima furikake flavors and this is my absolute favorite. Not overwhelmingly 'fishy' or salty and a very good flavor to try if you've never eaten furikake over your rice. I especially like mixing it in making rice balls--looks pretty and tastes even better. Thank you so much for getting this back for us!


Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 2
Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 2
DVD ~ Aaron Dismuke
Price: $40.17
30 used & new from $15.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Anime--The Best Version of the Fullmetal Saga (spoilers), February 24, 2013
I have been an FMA fan since its early days on Adult Swim--and to be fair, I have owned this original series, own the entire manga series and also own Brotherhood and BOTH theatrical releases. I'd say I'm in a position to make a pretty fair judgement on the two series...and I personally believe the Original Series outshines the manga/FMA-B, even though the manga/FMA-B are the 'authorized vision" of the original creator, Arakawa...but hear me out on this, please.

The Manga, whose story diverges from THIS original series after the encounter between Hughes and Envy, was far from completed when this series was developed. The original anime was created with the author's full approval and cooperation. Arakawa even revealed the final plot elements that would conclude the story and there are some references to them if you're familiar with both stories (ex: Mustang's 'vision', the Ed's alchemic abilities at the end of both stories,etc). However, it was clear that the series would be one side of the FMA story, while Arakawa's as-yet-not-even-half-finished masterpiece would continue.

What is the essential difference--plot and characters aside? Why is the Original Series considered to be better by so many fans?
Simple. FMA The Manga/FMA Brotherhood was published in a young teen monthly manga digest(Shounen Gangan). It was aimed at a target audience of young people and older children, even though it became hugely popular world wide with audiences of all ages. The Original Series seems to be shooting for an older viewing audience, and the developed scripts and storyline and plotting reflect that.

The manga's 'evil' was a meglomaniac supernatural being unleashed upon the world and determined to become a god, with humanity as little more than a useable resource. Like Dragonball Z, our heroes have to "go Super Saiyan" to save the world. For a Shounen/Young Adult manga plotline, that's workable. Some adult readers/viewers may find it formulaic and may feel dissatisifed by the neat,"happily ever after" elements of the awkward ending. It's man vs Supernatural Menace.

The evil in the Original Series comes from within the human nature. The quest for immortality that triggers the events in the manga (the King of Xerxes and the Creature in the Flask) is scaled on a human level--Dante and Hohenheim's quest for eternal life. It is humans that create the Sins through the folly of attempting to return the dead to life--not a supernatural madman and his human minions. At every turn, evil is the consequence of human greed, hubris and ignorance and nothing will ever match the horror of Edward learning the truth about Sloth and his helplessness in the face of that truth. Time and again, it all falls back on human responsiblity and human failure...and is redeemed by humans willing to sacrifice anything and everything to restore the balance again.

It's that depth of storytelling, for me personally, places this original series above the manga/brotherhood storyline. Rather than the vision of the comic artist, it is the work of screen writers and I find it far more compelling. I'm sure a lot of people will strongly disagree and Funimation is certainly doing all it can to get the original series out of the catalog and out of memory--but it won't work for the fans that love this--which is why I bought two complete series box sets--one to watch and one to lend to friends.

This has no "happy" ending--it is bittersweet and stunning and ultimately satisfying.


Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 1 (Viridian Collection)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 1 (Viridian Collection)
DVD ~ Aaron Dismuke
Price: $23.99
35 used & new from $23.69

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Anime--In Many Ways Superior to Brotherhood (some spoilers), February 24, 2013
I have been an FMA fan since its early days on Adult Swim--and to be fair, I have owned this original series, own the entire manga series and also own Brotherhood and BOTH theatrical releases. I'd say I'm in a position to make a pretty fair judgement on the two series...and I personally believe the Original Series outshines the manga/FMA-B, even though the manga/FMA-B are the 'authorized vision" of the original creator, Arakawa...but hear me out on this, please.

The Manga, whose story diverges from THIS original series after the encounter between Hughes and Envy, was far from completed when this series was developed. The original anime was created with the author's full approval and cooperation. Arakawa even revealed the final plot elements that would conclude the story and there are some references to them if you're familiar with both stories (ex: Mustang's 'vision', the Ed's alchemic abilities at the end of both stories,etc). However, it was clear that the series would be one side of the FMA story, while Arakawa's as-yet-not-even-half-finished masterpiece would continue.

What is the essential difference--plot and characters aside? Why is the Original Series considered to be better by so many fans?
Simple. FMA The Manga/FMA Brotherhood was published in a young teen monthly manga digest(Shounen Gangan). It was aimed at a target audience of young people and older children, even though it became hugely popular world wide with audiences of all ages. The Original Series seems to be shooting for an older viewing audience, and the developed scripts and storyline and plotting reflect that.

The manga's 'evil' was a meglomaniac supernatural being unleashed upon the world and determined to become a god, with humanity as little more than a useable resource. Like Dragonball Z, our heroes have to "go Super Saiyan" to save the world. For a Shounen/Young Adult manga plotline, that's workable. Some adult readers/viewers may find it formulaic and may feel dissatisifed by the neat,"happily ever after" elements of the awkward ending. It's man vs Supernatural Menace.

The evil in the Original Series comes from within the human nature. The quest for immortality that triggers the events in the manga (the King of Xerxes and the Creature in the Flask) is scaled on a human level--Dante and Hohenheim's quest for eternal life. It is humans that create the Sins through the folly of attempting to return the dead to life--not a supernatural madman and his human minions. At every turn, evil is the consequence of human greed, hubris and ignorance and nothing will ever match the horror of Edward learning the truth about Sloth and his helplessness in the face of that truth. Time and again, it all falls back on human responsiblity and human failure...and is redeemed by humans willing to sacrifice anything and everything to restore the balance again.

It's that depth of storytelling, for me personally, places this original series above the manga/brotherhood storyline. Rather than the vision of the comic artist, it is the work of screen writers and I find it far more compelling. I'm sure a lot of people will strongly disagree and Funimation is certainly doing all it can to get the original series out of the catalog and out of memory--but it won't work for the fans that love this--which is why I bought two complete series box sets--one to watch and one to lend to friends.

This has no "happy" ending--it is bittersweet and stunning and ultimately satisfying.
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 2, Part 2
Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 2, Part 2
DVD ~ Fullmetal Alchemist
10 used & new from $13.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Anime--and better than Brotherhood (some spoilers here), February 24, 2013
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I have been an FMA fan since its early days on Adult Swim--and to be fair, I have owned this original series, own the entire manga series and also own Brotherhood and BOTH theatrical releases. I'd say I'm in a position to make a pretty fair judgement on the two series...and I personally believe the Original Series outshines the manga/FMA-B, even though the manga/FMA-B are the 'authorized vision" of the original creator, Arakawa...but hear me out on this, please.

The Manga, whose story diverges from THIS original series after the encounter between Hughes and Envy, was far from completed when this series was developed. The original anime was created with the author's full approval and cooperation. Arakawa even revealed the final plot elements that would conclude the story and there are some references to them if you're familiar with both stories (ex: Mustang's 'vision', the Ed's alchemic abilities at the end of both stories,etc). However, it was clear that the series would be one side of the FMA story, while Arakawa's as-yet-not-even-half-finished masterpiece would continue.

What is the essential difference--plot and characters aside? Why is the Original Series considered to be better by so many fans?
Simple. FMA The Manga/FMA Brotherhood was published in a young teen monthly manga digest(Shounen Gangan). It was aimed at a target audience of young people and older children, even though it became hugely popular world wide with audiences of all ages. The Original Series seems to be shooting for an older viewing audience, and the developed scripts and storyline and plotting reflect that.

The manga's 'evil' was a meglomaniac supernatural being unleashed upon the world and determined to become a god, with humanity as little more than a useable resource. Like Dragonball Z, our heroes have to "go Super Saiyan" to save the world. For a Shounen/Young Adult manga plotline, that's workable. Some adult readers/viewers may find it formulaic and may feel dissatisifed by the neat,"happily ever after" elements of the awkward ending. It's man vs Supernatural Menace.

The evil in the Original Series comes from within the human nature. The quest for immortality that triggers the events in the manga (the King of Xerxes and the Creature in the Flask) is scaled on a human level--Dante and Hohenheim's quest for eternal life. It is humans that create the Sins through the folly of attempting to return the dead to life--not a supernatural madman and his human minions. At every turn, evil is the consequence of human greed, hubris and ignorance and nothing will ever match the horror of Edward learning the truth about Sloth and his helplessness in the face of that truth. Time and again, it all falls back on human responsiblity and human failure...and is redeemed by humans willing to sacrifice anything and everything to restore the balance again.

It's that depth of storytelling, for me personally, places this original series above the manga/brotherhood storyline. Rather than the vision of the comic artist, it is the work of screen writers and I find it far more compelling. I'm sure a lot of people will strongly disagree and Funimation is certainly doing all it can to get the original series out of the catalog and out of memory--but it won't work for the fans that love this--which is why I bought two complete series box sets--one to watch and one to lend to friends.

This has no "happy" ending--it is bittersweet and stunning and ultimately satisfying.


Texsport King Kot Giant Folding Camp Cot (Green, 83-Inch X 35-Inch X 20-Inch )
Texsport King Kot Giant Folding Camp Cot (Green, 83-Inch X 35-Inch X 20-Inch )
Price: $80.99
11 used & new from $72.99

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Cot--Big Comfort!, February 12, 2013
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This is pretty darned impressive! The cot is HUGE--nearly seven feet long and nearly 3 feet wide and nearly two feet off the ground. It's not exactly lightweight but for what it is I'm not going to complain. Putting it together may require a long hammer or something else to use a leverage for the end pieces--the fabric tension holds it very tightly together. It is quite comfortable and sturdy. Watch your fingers--be careful and don't get 'em pinched. Go to the texsport website---they show it with three Big Dudes all sitting on it at once with their feet off the ground--it ain't goin' nowhere! I suspect it holds even more than 350lbs judging from the guys in that picture.
This was an outstanding buy!


Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-BL 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Blue
Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-BL 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Blue
Price: $15.99
8 used & new from $13.36

5.0 out of 5 stars WOW...this is fantastic!, February 11, 2013
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Just got my lunch crock and tested it with some of my homemade soup--it was superhot in about 2hrs and there was absolutely no odor at all. My inner lid popped off as they warn you they will but it didn't make much difference. I can see taking this on road trips and using it in hotels. Very, very impressed. Now if only the Crock Pot website would get the inner containers in stock again...


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