It was August 20th, about midnight in fly-over states
I was lookin' for some speakers but none of the prices were too great
And at one am in NYC I found a deal that seemed real neat
While some moron rushed to be the one that first posted "Where's The Feet?"
So I read me the review 'bout that Polk Audio Tower Speaker Pair
And it said Billy Joe MacCenter Speaker won't be inside your Woot box there.
They handled the front channel well and looked as pretty as you please
They had two 4.5 inch midranges and a 1 inch tweeter, jeez
They are anodized-aluminum and man, these things are slim and tall
They got magnetic shielding so interference shouldn't matter 't'all
And they ship right to your house, that Polk Audio Tower Speaker Pair
But still Billy Joe MacCenter Speaker won't be in your Woot box there.
And then someone started throwin' up the photos of a talking cat
"O Hai I Comz With Not Surrond Sumbddy Wat Iz Up Wit Dat"
Some retard rushed to ask if it would ever work plugged in a Mac
Somebody else wanted Carrots, but only in a Burlap sack
And still I was real interested to get that Polk Tower Speaker Pair
Though Billy Joe MacCenter Speaker wouldn't be in the box there.
I thought about the white van that would sometimes drive near Tastee Freeze
Maybe they would have that extra somethin' that would fit my special needs
With what I saved I probably could afford those extras on my own
Or maybe as a Christmas gift even though I'm almost grown
Just because there ain't no subs don't mean that it ain't a good deal today
And I bet Billy Joe could turn up at a classy pawn shop anyway.
A year has come 'n' gone and SmartPost just got here today
They knocked upon my door and I opened it up straight away
I found a really nice subwoofer at a booth run by a Chinese man
And the surround a buddy left behind when he went on tour with his rock band
And me I spend a lotta time with music with great highs and lows
And at least Billy Joe MacCenter Speaker weren't some crap put out by Bose.
Warranty: 5 years Polk Audio
curved enclosures formed of heavy duty, non-resonant Aluminum; the
shape breaks up internal standing wave resonance for pure, lifelike
Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary
Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination
of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating
resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low
The towers feature Power Port Bass Vents hidden
under the grilles to extend and strengthen their lower-midrange
performance for a seamless blend with the subwoofer output. Unlike
competing slim tower systems, you'll experience full, rich, natural
voices and other midrange sounds.
Dual 4-1/2 inch (11.4
cm) Mineral Filled Polymer Dynamic Balance midrange drivers for clear,
distortion-free midrange even at high volume levels. For high
performance durability, each woofer uses a rubber surround.
1 inch (25mm) Dynamic Balance Silk/Polymer Composite Dome Tweeter for sweet highs and more lifelike imaging.
Broad dispersion design allows everyone in the listening area to hear clear, well-balanced sound.
5-Way Binding Posts: The speaker has two sets of gold-plated 5-way
binding posts connected by gold-plated jumpers. Using the dual 5-way
binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speaker.
Shielded: The speaker is magnetically shielded, allowing you to place
it near your television without distorting the picture.
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(2) C&T Cellars 2005 Rooftop Red Cabernet Sauvignon
(2) C&T Cellars 2006 Skinny Dip Sauvignon Blanc
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Dearest Martha -
We hauled in our biggest catch yet
today. As the cod flopped around on deck in their hordes, one stared up
at me with baleful silver eyes, struggling for breath yet somehow at
peace. I even detected a flash of sardonic wit somewhere behind its
mask of fishy complacency. It reminded me of you.
lately, everything reminds me of something back home in Napa. Remember
those bottles of C&T Cellars wine I brought along, to pass the long
lonely hours trawling the rugged Alaska seacoast? Oh, wait, that's
right: I took them without telling you. Sorry. Consider it payback for
that time you ate my last Toaster Streudel. Anyway, each bottle has
been a treasured companion as I seek my fortune at sea. With each sip,
I could practically see young Trent Moffett pounding out the vintage,
just like his folks taught him at Livingston Moffett. Good lad, that
one. He's got a good woman in Colleen, too. They'll go far.
popped open the first bottle of C&T Cellars 2005 Rooftop Red Cabernet
Sauvignon at sunrise, before a hard day's fish. (You'll recall that the
ability to drink wine while working was the main reason I took this
fishing job.) Its deep, dark fruit and spice aromas danced with the
last evanescent ghosts of the vanishing night, while the big, juicy
mouth of ripe blackberries and black cherries harmonized perfectly with
the flinty Northern dawn. Didn't do much for my chronic seasickness,
though. I suppose we none of us ever really own the things we consume -
we just rent them.
The other bottle of Rooftop Red was the
subject of heated contention one late night below decks. The salty old
seahands and I were gathered around the barrel for the nightly game of
Slapjack. Cappy, short of funds, threw one of his prized bronze
water-wings into the pot. Well, Chappy (different guy) had also opened
his pay envelope to the good-time girls of Juneau, and was similarly
skint of liquid funds. So he anted up a 1974 Topps Tom Hilgendorf in NM
condition. All I had close to hand was that second bottle of Rooftop
Red, with its well-balanced fruit and long finish. Slow to slap, I lost
the hand, and the bottle. But fortune smiled the next day when both
Chappy and Cappy were lost overboard in the face of a savage
nor'easter. Yes, I reclaimed my Rooftop Red. Dead men drink no wine.
But I tipped a little out for them.
An altogether different
mood surrounded my first bottle of C&T Cellars 2006 Skinny Dip
Sauvignon Blanc. Bounding along the frothy main, the catch plentiful,
the sun grinning stonedly down upon us, we passed around the bottle
like the buccaneers' grog of yore. Bright and acidic without burning a
hole in your gut, its well-structured, citrusy palate was sunshine in a
bottle. We sang like the Village People, in lusty praise of this divine
nectar. Then Clappy (different guy again) took inspiration from both
its name and its mood-altering powers, and stripped down to the skin
for a mid-day swim! Caught in the merriment of the mood, we all freed
ourselves from the bonds of our clothing and jumped in. In retrospect,
it was actually pretty gross, all those nude fishermen splashing
around. But what did we care on that glorious afternoon?
don't remember much about the other bottle of Skinny Dip. I downed the
whole thing in two or three swigs after a fishhook lodged itself in my
eye. It's a good thing I was born with two.
Aye, it's a
rough life out here among the whitecaps, and the battle with Demon Cod
never ceases. But those four bottles of C&T Cellars wine tethered
my heart and my tongue to sweet home Napa. To be sure, I ache with
longing for you; but even more so for more C&T Cellars. Don't take
it personally, my darling. If you'd ever had to make do with Alaskan
wine, you'd understand.
C&T Cellars 2005 Rooftop Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date: October 4th - 19th
Blend: 75 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc