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Piranha Gear 16 oz Leather Boxing Gloves
Piranha Gear 16 oz Leather Boxing Gloves

4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all, April 30, 2014
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Others have extolled the virtues of these gloves, and I generally agree with them. They're definitely a step above other brands I have used.

They miss the perfect rating, however, by being not very breathable at all. Do I really need all that closed leather across my palm? Couldn't I have something perforated, so my handwraps don't drip when I take them off?


Groin Guard - Cup - X-Large
Groin Guard - Cup - X-Large
Offered by Piranha Gear
Price: $3.99

2.0 out of 5 stars One... small(?)... problem., April 30, 2014
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The extra-large size appears to refer solely to the waistband.

This has not been useful to me because the actual cup is not large enough to contain what it is supposed to contain.

Stop making that face. I'm serious, here. It. Does. Not. Fit.


Golgotha Run (Dark Future)
Golgotha Run (Dark Future)
by Dave Stone
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
30 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars So, what do you expect from a hack writer..., March 30, 2014
... who was hired by a second-rate game company full of greedy, short-sighted hacks, to write a novel based on a stupid 80s tabletop game?

Well, what you don't expect is literature. Prepare to be surprised.

Stepping from the ideal platform of lowered expectations, Golgotha Run performs an armstand back double somersault tuck into a pool filled with Charles Baudelaire, metafiction, self-reference, recursion, social commentary, satirical characterization, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Warhammer 40,000, Roadrunner cartoons, lampshades hanging, and a surprising lack of pretentiousness about the whole business.

This is not Borges. It's what Borges could have been had he not taken himself too seriously and disappeared up his own ass (leading a large procession of humanities academics).

I could say more, but that would spoil the fun. Do yourself a favour and read it.


Dr. Martens Ashridge Steel Toe Oxford,Black,11 UK/13 M US Women's/12 M US Men's
Dr. Martens Ashridge Steel Toe Oxford,Black,11 UK/13 M US Women's/12 M US Men's
Price: $91.56
9 used & new from $89.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable, November 3, 2011
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Comfortable, solid... they feel high-quality, although I have yet to witness how hard they'll wear.

This is puzzling, because the other pair I ordered from Dr. Marten's (a pair of 10" boots) was horrible. But these are quite worthwhile. One can only suppose that Dr. Marten's still makes good work and safety shoes and boots, but has cashed in on their popularity with a fashion line as well, which are made as cheaply and horribly as they can get away with.

One only wishes they would distinguish between the two for those of us who expect quality.


Dr. Martens Classic 1919 Steel Toe Boot,Black Fine Haircell,11 UK (US Men's 12 M/Women's 13 M)
Dr. Martens Classic 1919 Steel Toe Boot,Black Fine Haircell,11 UK (US Men's 12 M/Women's 13 M)
Price: $100.86
8 used & new from $99.90

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, November 3, 2011
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These are just plain awful. The leather is inferior - thin, stiff, hard, and cheap. The finish is poor at best, and the fit appears to be the brainchild of some alien life form which has read many books about the human foot, and hopes to one day have the privilege of seeing one with its own three eyes.

There's really nothing else to be said, but I'm going to find something anyway, because I am irritated. From the moment of opening the box and discovering they were accompanied by a small card telling me that the manufacturer is not responsible (pretty obvious if they make a product like this) from the moment of donning them and confirming one's suspicions that they were indeed designed by Nazi discomfort specialists, the whole experience can only leave you wanting to track down and personally insult every individual involved in designing, manufacturing, and shipping this massive failure to your doorstep.

I can only conclude that this product derives its profitability from the fact that any sufficiently large population must contain some number of paraplegics who can feel nothing from the waist down, masochists who derive erotic satisfaction from pain, and the just plain mentally ill. Surely no one else would voluntarily wear this. Perhaps they are being used to extract confessions from the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. If so, they need to switch to something more humane, like waterboarding, flaying alive, or reruns of "Dancing with the Stars".

Oh, and also one of the insoles was in two pieces. So they were not only bad, but defective, too.

I will returning this item. Possibly the mail carrier will refuse to take them on the grounds that he possess basic good taste.


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Aziz! Light!, April 2, 2011
The trick is to turn the switch to a position that isn't quite all the way "on", then wait for the flickering to stop, then hunt around for the sweet spot.

All the way on apparently means "off".


Bulletstorm - PC
Bulletstorm - PC
Offered by El Sales
Price: $4.00
14 used & new from $1.50

28 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Post-Marxist Satire, April 1, 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Bulletstorm - PC (DVD-ROM)
At first glance, this gem of 21st century Marxist-Leninist dialectic appears to be nothing more than a violent game, which tells the simple story of large, burly men who wished to be professional wrestlers, but failed the intelligence test, and took up soldiery instead.

However, upon closer examination, a critique of post-cold-war socialist capitalism quickly emerges into the light, bearing a message not simply of condemnation, but also of profound understanding and compassion for the victims and even architects of the self-swallowing feedback loops of post-consumer culture.

Not content to confine itself to the crude techniques of symbolism so beloved of earlier, Hegelian-influenced Marxist-Leninist philosophers and writers, "Bulletstorm" borrows the metafictional techniques of Borges and combines them with a Dadaist sense of literary negative space to suggest, within the readers' own sense of the proletariat, the construct it wishes to address, coupled with a self-deconstruction impelled by inevitability of process, rather than any content-oriented deliberation of intent.

For example, when a character delivers the line "I'll shoot you in the dick!", the author(s) cunningly convey the image of a consumerist society where grown men might not only be paid to sit in sound booths and practice, over and over again, their delivery of the line "I'll shoot you in the dick!", but to discuss how best it might be delivered, and even to do so while being aware of its inherent absurdity, an absurdity they must cooperate with even while perceiving it for what it is, lest they lose the income with which they feed their families, and lose their status within the Capitalist machine upon which they depend even as it destroys them from within.

Indeed, the characters, presented as crude stereotypes of steroidal man-children who are unable to discuss a simple plan of action without shouts, threats of violence, or homoerotic taunts that reek of forbidden longing, form a brilliantly revealing juxtaposition with the the presentation that the authors make of *themselves* as a bunch of graceless dimwits who are so infantilized by the capitalist impulse-gratification loop that they are unable to write a story which does not rely upon simple, raw sensation to inform its urgency.

This is the video game company as performance art in its own right, and it is brilliant.

Gone are elaborate representations and rationalizations of Capitalist-Imperialist apologetics, replaced by a raw exposure of the post-Leninist man's desire to kick an outgroup representive into a cactus, then shoot him in the testicles. Yet, at the same time, "Bullstorm" also critiques itself, and the entire Marxist-Leninist movement that it represents, by asking "Does not this reveal that man *desires* violence and imperialism, even if he must purchase their heady thrills at great cost to himself? Is International Socialism not ultimately a failure, not merely for failing to elevate man above class warfare, but for failing to realize that man does not wish to be elevated?".

Like the convict miners who rebel only to destroy themselves along with their bourgeoisie oppressors, Marxism-Leninism is shown to be, perhaps, merely another "soul of soulless conditions", which has plucked the imaginary flowers from the chain of oppression merely that the proletariat might wear the chain unadorned. "Bulletstorm" does not shy from self-analysis in this regard.

In short, "Bulletstorm" is a must-play for anyone to truly wishes to understand the modern critique of both Capitalism and Socialism.
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JVC HAFX67B Air Cushion Headphone (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
JVC HAFX67B Air Cushion Headphone (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

30 of 57 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good sound, too big., December 11, 2010
After repeatedly cramming these enormous buds into my ear canals, and slowly developing one huge headache after another, I developed a profound sympathy for every sexual partner I have ever had in my life.

Sorry, ladies.
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AudioQuest K2 Terminated Speaker Cable - UST 2.44 m Plugs 8' Pair (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
AudioQuest K2 Terminated Speaker Cable - UST 2.44 m Plugs 8' Pair (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
2 used & new from $13,099.00

8,144 of 8,267 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I have only a little time..., November 15, 2010
We live underground. We speak with our hands. We wear the earplugs all our lives.

PLEASE! You must listen! We cannot maintain the link for long... I will type as fast as I can.

DO NOT USE THE CABLES!

We were fools, fools to develop such a thing! Sound was never meant to be this clear, this pure, this... accurate. For a few short days, we marveled. Then the... whispers... began.

Were they Aramaic? Hyperborean? Some even more ancient tongue, first spoken by elder races under the red light of dying suns far from here? We do not know, but somehow, slowly... we began to UNDERSTAND.

No, no, please! I don't want to remember! YOU WILL NOT MAKE ME REMEMBER! I saw brave men claw their own eyes out... oh, god, the screaming... the mobs of feral children feasting on corpses, the shadows MOVING, the fires burning in the air! The CHANTING!

WHY CAN'T I FORGET THE WORDS???

We live underground. We speak with our hands. We wear the earplugs all our lives.

Do not use the cables!
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Above the Door Chin up Bar
Above the Door Chin up Bar
Offered by NEW YORK BARBELL OF ELMIRA CORP.
Price: $45.50

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple. Sturdy. Effective., November 11, 2010
This review is from: Above the Door Chin up Bar (Misc.)
Not much to be said about this. It's dead simple, it mounts easily, it's sturdy, and it works. The handles extend out fairly wide, so be sure there's about six inches of clear space on either side of the doorway you mount it on.


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