(2) Polk Audio RM-Series Tower Speakers (RM8000T / RM50T)
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While he was no Abraham Lincoln, neither was James K. Polk another Warren Harding. Though he doesn't get much respect these days, our 11th president is generally ranked on the cusp of the top 10 by historians. Similarly, these Polk Audio RM8000T/50T Tower Speakers would firmly place near the top of any audiophile's chart. But how can you tell one Polk from the other? For those of you who might have trouble distinguishing between a state-of-the-art tower speaker set and an expansionist antebellum Southern Democrat, clip and save this handy guide:
President James K. Polk: Greatly expanded U.S. territory with war against Mexico and threats of war against Britain Polk Audio RM8000T/50TTower Speaker Pair: Greatly expands listening area with peaceful broad-dispersion design
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President James K. Polk: Employed a slave-driver to push his slaves to work harder Polk Audio RM8000T/50TTower Speaker Pair: Employs four 4.5" Mineral Filled Polymer Dynamic Balance Composite Drivers to push distortion-free mid-range audio
President James K. Polk: Offered to buy Cuba from Spain for $100 million, an enormous price at the time Polk Audio RM8000T/50TTower Speaker Pair: Offered to you for $399.99, a tiny price at any time
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<p>Host: OK, we're back with our bachelorette, Jordynne. Now, she gets to ask our bachelors one more question before she has to make her final choice. Ready, Jordynne? Fire away!</p>
<p>Jordynne: Bachelors, what beverage do you reach for after a hard day on the job?</p>
<p>Bachelor #1: Well, Jordynne, repossessing cars takes a lot out of you, even for a former all-county weightlifter like myself. It's not easy always having to be the tough guy, know'm'sayin'? So when I knock off, I like to elevate my tastes with a Seghesio 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel. The rich aromas of dark fruit are like a shot to the choppers with a pair of brass knucks, backed up by the muscle of some seriously burly fruit. The acidity is enticing, the tannins are supple, and the mouthfeel? Forget about it. Just the thing for taking the sting off after you had to play rough because some deadbeat got mouthy. Also, I'm the kind of guy eats a lot of beef, so the Seghesio 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel gets a lot of play at my place. I mean, why not, right? Past vintages of the Seghesio Old Vine Zin were good enough to place in the Wine Spectator Top 100, and Decanter magazine awarded the '04 a gold medal and the International Zinfandel Trophy. It was the only American wine that took home any silverware from that little tussle - not too shabby, you ask me. My buddy Ted Seghesio did good, real good.</p>
<p>Bachelor #2: I have a lot of time to think on my job, since I only have to raise the drawbridge twice a day. And it gets hot and cramped up in the nest, believe me. Bedtime's even worse - have you ever tried to sleep on an air mattress under the control desk in a drawbridge operator's booth? I thought not. At least I'm not paying rent. Anyway, I've found that Seghesio 2004 Rockpile Zinfandel helps pass those long, lonely hours away from any human contact. This is the kind of classic Northern Sonoma Zin that's kept the family in business since Edoardo Seghesio founded the winery in 1895. I mean, you can practically taste Seghesio's renowned, meticulous hand farming and cutting-edge viticultural techniques. I guess you could all this Rockpile Zin my best friend - not too many others are willing to stay up here in the nest for days at a time.</p>
<p>Bachelor #3: Um, like, I don't really have, like, what you might call a (finger-quotes) "job", you know? I just totally, like, make a little money, like, what they call, like (finger-quotes) "gold farming", but it's not, like, actual farming, you know? It means, like, playing video games online, like, all day and levelling my characters up to where they're like, totally bad-ass and have, like, all these bitchin' items? And then this, like, Korean dude totally buys the characters and, like, re-sells them to, like, other Korean dudes? So I can, like, drink wine, like, all day? It's like I don't ever, like, (finger-quotes) "get off work", but I'm also, like, always (finger-quotes) "off work", you know? So I totally slug off, like, a bottle or two of Seghesio 2006 Pinot Grigio while I play? It kinda smells like, like, apple crumble? With, like, some citrus and quince and, like, flowers, I guess? I guess you'd say it's, like, (finger-quotes) "broad" and (finger-quotes) "complex", you know? So, like, that's, like, totally, like, what I would drink if I had, like, a real (finger-quotes) "job", too, you know?</p>
<p>Host: Fantastic, fantastic! Well, Jordynne, you told us at the top of the show that you were looking for someone sensitive, intelligent, and social, with a good career and a wide range of interests. You've had a chance to quiz all of our bachelors, and you've heard their answers. Which one will you choose?</p>
<p>Jordynne: Wick, I think...I think...I think I have to choose all three of them! On the surface they seem like total idiots, but they have such great taste in wine!</p>
<p>Bachelors #1, #2, and #3: Thanks, Seghesio!</p><a name="10024256"></a>
<p>Seghesio 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel</p>
Vineyard Locations: Old head-pruned vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys.
Hand-Harvested: August 25 - September 10, 2004
Average Brix at Harvest: 26.5�
Fermentation Regime: 100% punch-down fermentation in open-top fermenters; total maceration (juice on skins) time ten days. The wine completed fermentation in barrel. * Barrel Regime: Barrel-aged 16 months in 75% French oak and 25% American oak
Food Affinities: Beef, pasta with red sauce, barbecue, spicy cuisine
Release Date: September 2006
<p>Seghesio 2004 Rockpile Zinfandel</p>
Vineyard Location: Dry Creek Valley atop Rockpile Ridge
Hand-Harvested: September 7, 2004
Average Brix at Harvest: 26.0�
Fermentation Regime: 100% in 6-ton open top stainless steel fermenters with punch-down maceration by hand
Barrel Regime: Barrel-aged 15 months in 50% French oak and 50%; 30% of the French barrels were new.
Total Production: 475 cases
Release Date: July 8, 2006
<p>Seghesio 2006 Pinot Grigio</p>
Vineyard Location: Estate vineyard: Keyhole Ranch in Russian River Valley
Hand-Harvested: September 13-October 2, 2006; in the early morning
Average Brix at Harvest: 23.4�
Fermentation Regime: 100% Stainless fermentation, left sur lees in tank until bottling to add depth and complexity
Food Affinities: Asian cuisine, shellfish, rich white meats, Gruyere-style cheeses.