(1) Kensington FM Tuner and FM Transmitter for iPod 33169
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CASE STUDY #867-B: "Karl-Heinz", male aged
26 of medium build, exhibited symptoms of split-personality disorder,
manifested through his attitude toward the relationship between his
iPod and FM radio. Under normal conditions, Karl-Heinz happily used an
FM transmitter to listen to his iPod through an FM radio. Tests
indicated no anomalies of perspiration, cognition, bowel function, or
hair growth at these moments.
When subject's attention was
drawn to the fact that the iPod itself contained no FM tuner of its
own, he immediately grew agitated and sweaty. Temporary hair growth
increased significantly on the subject's face and the backs of his
hands (and those are only the parts that modesty permitted us to
observe). Subject referred to himself during these periods as
"Gunther". The longer he remained in this state, the more aggressive
and animalistic subject became, until he presented a clear danger to
the Institute's staff. Orderlies were forced to subdue subject through
forceful use of a cast-iron boot remover we had laying around.
Initially considered a lost case, subject's situation was considerably ameliorated by judicious application of the Kensington FM Tuner/Transmitter
for iPod. This apparatus functions with any dockable iPod, permitting
either transmission to an FM radio, or reception of FM radio signals.
Episodes involving the "Gunther" identity virtually ceased.
However, subject developed an obsession with the idea that one could use two iPods equipped with Kensington FM Tuner/Transmitters
to play MP3s from one iPod through another, or to transmit FM radio
from one to another. Eventually subject spent up to 16 hours per day
muttering about this infinite iPod Mobius strip, making thousands of
pages of handwritten notes complete with diagrams and illustrations. He
ceased using the bathroom, bathing, or watching anything on TV except According To Jim.
Our conclusion was that his mind had been shattered by the endless loop
of possibilities presented by this dual-iPod, dual-transmitter
scenario. But it's not like he was in great shape to begin with. All in
all, we consider our intervention a success.
Warranty: One year
Plays your favorite FM radio stations through your iPod
Plays your favorite iPod tunes through your home or car FM stereo
Pushbutton digital tuner with easy-to-read display lets you choose any FM station
Four station pre-sets lock in your favorites
Aerielle® FM Transmitter technology for simply better sound.
leading performance specs including Signal-to-Noise (SNR),
Total-Harmonic-Distortion (THD), Stereo Separation, Frequency Response
For all iPod with dock connectors, including iPod nano and iPod with video
Includes FM radio and transmitter, user's manual and warranty information.
Backlit digital display is easy to read without having to strain your
Requires no cables,
wires, or software
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Far be it from us to question the person who submitted and named this one, but this meeting only seems unhappy for one of these two elemental substances. Judging from their expressions, we'd guess that water is winning this particular primordial struggle. Fine with us. We're glad 70% of the Earth's surface isn't covered by fire.
This shirt was designed by: Shirt.Woot member samryan, co-champion of Derby #2.
Wear this shirt to: your Alchemy Club meetings.
Don't wear this shirt to: a party at Earth & Air's place. They'll feel snubbed.
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Snowmen in Heat
No, not that kind of heat. Get your mind out of the gutter. This tragic vignette captures the horror and suffering of the annual Meltocaust, when the entire snowman population is obliterated in a bright, sunny massacre, when snowman turns on snowman in a fruitless battle for survival. Maybe those snowmen should stay at the poles where they belong instead of trying to take over our backyards.
This shirt was designed by: Shirt.Woot member jamescho84, co-champion of Derby #2.
Wear this shirt to: terrify snowchildren.
Don't wear this shirt to: Antarctica. They've got tough hate-speech laws down there.
This shirt tells the world: "When the sun comes out, it's every snowman for himself."
We call this color: It's All Melted Now, Baby Blue
More Derby Fun
Just for giggles, some stats: these designs were submitted a mere 14 minutes apart last Friday. 2206 users voted in this Derby, casting a total of 12189 votes (5.5 votes per voter). 371 voted for one or the other of these designs. And we suppose this tie was just fine with 162 people, since they voted for both.
If you know what we know
about Pinot, then you know there's no place better suited to growing
Pinot Noir than Oregon's Willamette Valley. The growing conditions
there are like Plato's abstract conception of a tree: ideal. And Don
and Wendy Lange first plunged their fingers into the rich loam of the
Valley way back in 1987 - if they're not quite the Adam and Eve of the
Oregon wine scene, they're close. All that time, Don and his son Jesse have been chanting their mantra of "Structure, Texture, Balance", like a wizened,
wine-obsessed Mr. Miyagi teaching Daniel Russo the ancient secrets of the art. The structured, textured, balanced Lange
Estate wines prove they're not just crazy people. Let's see...two
resplendent Pinot Noirs, made by longtime Pinot Noir experts, from the
epicenter of Pinot Noir production...do we really need to say more?
then. Available for the first time anywhere, the Lange Estate Winery
2006 Pinot Noir Reserve grew up during the warm, dry summer of 2006,
the kind of exceptional growing season that many vintners would give at
least one finger for, maybe even an entire hand. Sparkling like a ruby
and smelling like a cherry, this gorgeous Pinot Noir delivers juicy
mouthfuls of candied apple, dried cherry, and red currant, with a side
of black tea. Things get spicy for the long, savory finish. The 2006
Pinot Noir Reserve may seem a little flashy, but like ol' Diz sez, it
ain't braggin' if you can do it.
Grown entirely on the Lange
Estate Vineyard in Dundee Hills (the birthplace of Oregon Pinot Noir),
the Lange 2005 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Estate has already racked up 90+
ratings from the likes of Wine Review Online, along with accolades like
"Pinot pleasure in a glass". Who are we to argue? We'll just tell you
that this exceptional single-vineyard number is as silky and
full-bodied as a Victoria's Secret model, although it smells a lot more
like raspberries and plums. The palate? Imagine smoking lush black
cherries on a slab of slate rock. Then imagine that tasting fifty times
better than you think. It's like that.
We're aware that the
price tag on this Pinot duo is a little higher than usual around here.
Paradoxically, it's also a better bargain than we usually offer, too.
Not because of magic or alchemy or higher-order calculus - just because
these two superlative Pinot Noirs would be worth twice this price. Or
even more, if you're on a deserted island thousands of miles from the
nearest sommelier. But if that's the case, we probably don't ship
there. Sorry we even brought it up. We didn't mean to taunt you with
images of us luxuriating in the rapturous flavor cascade of this Lange
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Duo.
Oh, one more thing: orders to certain states will take even tediously longer than usual, since we're trying to keep the wine from spoiling in the heat. Don't blame us, blame fossil fuel emissions. Because they don't have feelings.
Lange Estate Winery 2006 Pinot Noir Reserve
RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2007
HARVEST DATE: September 18 - October 25, 2006
CASE PRODUCTION: 2500 cases
AGING: 10 months in French Oak, approximately 20% new
Lange 2005 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Estate
RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2006
HARVEST DATE: October 10 - 27, 2005
CASE PRODUCTION: 400 cases
AGING: 13 months in French Oak, approximately 40% new