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The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual
The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual
by Peter Meehan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.25
97 used & new from $5.32

5.0 out of 5 stars We've been happily surprised by the number of direct recipes from the ..., July 1, 2015
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We go to Frankies in Brooklyn on a regular basis. We've been happily surprised by the number of direct recipes from the restaurant that they include in the book. (And despite what some restaurants might think, this does not cut down on the amount we go to the actual restaurant).

This is and Bittman's How to Cook Everything are our most used cookbook books.


Backyard Garden Pros SLI200613 2 Way Solid Brass Y Valve Garden Hose Connector with Comfort Grip
Backyard Garden Pros SLI200613 2 Way Solid Brass Y Valve Garden Hose Connector with Comfort Grip
Offered by Seven Lights Investments, LLC
Price: $13.47
2 used & new from $11.67

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1.0 out of 5 stars It was really surprising as being brass made me think it would be sturdy. It was a clean break like the metal ..., May 17, 2015
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It didn't last 8 months. It broke in half directly under the threads to the spigot. It was really surprising as being brass made me think it would be sturdy. It looks like two pieces of brass are held together by the molded piece of plastic. They came apart at this juncture.

Update: Backyard Garden Pros proactively reached out to me after this review and sent me a replacement piece. It's working fine. I still wonder about it's structural integrity, but at least they did the stand up thing and sent me a new one. I will see.
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Feit Electric PerformanceLED 13.5 Watt LED Omni - 60W Incandescent Dimmable Replacement Bulb
Feit Electric PerformanceLED 13.5 Watt LED Omni - 60W Incandescent Dimmable Replacement Bulb
Offered by All Star Source
Price: $11.79
17 used & new from $5.43

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beat Samsung 60 Watt in my head to head, June 6, 2014
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I bought three bulbs at the same time based on reviews by that product rating magazine (that you aren't supposed to mention by name...). The FEIT 60 Watt equivalent was my favorite. It's a good light that approximates something close to an incandescent bulb. It was a little whiter and almost felt like daylight. I think it was cheaper than the Samsung 60 Watt equivalent too. I'm going with it to replace my bulbs around the house.

The Samsung was also a good light that would definitely be usable. It was a smidge too yellow when compared head to head.

The other was 100 Watt equivalent Philips which was also quite good, but overkill for most places.

Bottom line, they have made tremendous progress with these bulbs.


Samsung - 810-Lumen, 10.8-Watt A19 LED Light Bulb, 60-Watt Equivalent - Warm White
Samsung - 810-Lumen, 10.8-Watt A19 LED Light Bulb, 60-Watt Equivalent - Warm White

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but came in 2nd., June 6, 2014
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It's a good light that approximates something close to an incandescent bulb. It definitely doesn't have the blue-white light that a CFL throws off.

I bought three bulbs at the same time based on reviews by that product rating magazine (that you aren't supposed to mention by name...). The FEIT 60 Watt equivalent was my favorite. It was a little whiter almost felt like daylight. I think it was cheaper too. I'm going with it to replace my bulbs around the house.

The other was 100 Watt equivalent Philips which was also quite good, but overkill for most places.

Bottom line, they have made tremendous progress with these bulbs.


Panasonic KX-TG6413T Dect 6.0 Digital Cordless Phone with 3 Handsets (Titanium Black)
Panasonic KX-TG6413T Dect 6.0 Digital Cordless Phone with 3 Handsets (Titanium Black)
4 used & new from $68.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Solid Performance, November 1, 2009
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Everything works well. At a time, when portable phones are designed to just look cool or are poorly thought out and don't have good acoustics this phone is a great option.


The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly
The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly
by David Meerman Scott
Edition: Paperback
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1.0 out of 5 stars Hype and generalizations, June 16, 2009
Get rich, be successful, blog, podcast, blah... I feel like it is 1999 all over again.

My issues with this book are:

1. It is very light on critical analysis of when these technologies are of value. Face it -- hundreds of thousand of businesses should not have blogs or employ most of these technologies.

2. There is almost no information on the return on investment of these technologies versus other marketing media or tactics. Having a media / PR person spend 10 hours developing a sketch media plan, buying ads in a circular, building an email list, etc. could be 1,000 times more beneficial than spending the hundreds of hours that costs to implement most of these tactics well.

3. The goals for using each technology should be crystal clear and realistic and the hype in this book does not reflect that.

4. Rising above the noise on the Internet is really, really hard. This book gives you no information on how to do that beyond the age old adage of "know your buyer."

I started to write - it's ironic that there is a chapter on "how to develop thoughtful content" and then I had a realization that the author is actually a good marketer. This book isn't about imparting knowledge and being useful to businesses and organizations. It's about selling books. The author is very aware of his buyer - it is somebody who is rightfully in awe of the Internet and its viral potential, heard Dell figured out how to make $3 million on twitter (their ad budget is $1.5 billion per year), and doesn't know what their first step should be. Unfortunately, this book isn't a good place to start. That person would be better served by learning about these technologies on wikipedia, reading the ClickZ website (an actually useful resources for online marketing) and asking themselves the critical questions about how these new tools could realistically improve their marketing effort.

More critical analysis of when these technologies should be used is needed, not this drivel.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Sprung leaks, July 1, 2008
I bought two of these less than a year ago and both have sprung leaks along the seam and have been thrown away.


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