(1) Philips 23" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV 23PF5320/28
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Sometimes I look around this arsenic mine at my fellow humans, toiling away under the lash to provide sustenance for our alien masters, and I remember: it didn't have to be this way. We could've resisted. We could've stopped the creeping takeover before all of humanity was enslaved by ruthless, inhuman creatures from beyond the stars. If only we'd known back in 2008 that one of our presidential candidates was an alien.
I mean, there had to be signs, right? Surely a shape-shifting, arsenic-eating extraterrestrial cant pursue a public vocation like politics without dropping a few hints here and there. Think about all the news footage, all the public appearances, all those debates...maybe if more of us had had TV's like the Philips 23" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV, somebody could've spotted something to alert us to the off-worlder in our midst.
If I really concentrate, I can just barely remember the sharp HD resolution and natural colors of the Philips 23" LCD, in all its 16:9, 720p glory. What secrets did its outstanding picture quality reveal? If we'd all gotten a good, hi-def look into those bestial eyes, we'd have sensed the callous, savage heart beating behind them.
To think, we were troubled by its lack of a built-in HD tuner! Almost everybody who had this TV was running a satellite, cable, or TiVo signal to it anyway. Remember those skeptics who dismissed this TV because it didn't have HDMI, ignoring the fact that it does have DVI with HDCP and component HD connections? I guess they have bigger things to complain about now. The fools! If every American had had a Philips 23" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV, Earth would be free today!
But no. The alien won the election, and from its position of power, managed to insidiously lower Earth's defenses. The space creatures were able to waltz right in, or do whatever variation of the waltz is done with five legs. And now, here we are, scraping arsenic from the rock walls until we collapse from the fumes, brutalized, starving, degraded. If only my voice could reach into the past and raise the cry: "Aliens are among us! Look closely at your Philips 23" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TVs! It's Earth's only hope! Don't vote for the senator from-" Wait, what state was it? New York? Tennessee? Illinois? Or wait - should that be governor? Or was it mayor? So hard to remember now...ah well, it's too late to make any difference.
Warranty: One year
Vivid, natural and razor sharp images
High-definition LCD WXGA display, 1366×768p
HDTV Monitor for the highest quality display of HDTV signals
Crystal Clear III for natural images with enhanced quality
3D combfilter separates colors for a razor-sharp image
Exciting and lifelike sound
Incredible Surround™ for enhanced audio enjoyment
Slim, stylish design to complement your interior
Compact and slim design that fits in every room
PC input lets you also use your TV as a PC monitor
Auto Picture to personalize your viewing
Auto Sound uses pre-defined sound settings for better sound
Aspect ratio: 16×9 Widescreen
Brightness: 500 cd/m²
Contrast ratio (typical): 450:1
Diagonal screen size: 23 inch / 58 cm
Display screen type: LCD WXGA Active Matrix TFT
Picture enhancement: Crystal Clear III, Progressive Scan, Sharpness Adjustment, 3D Combfilter
Screen enhancement: Anti-Reflection coated screen
Viewing angle (H / V): 140 / 125 degree
Panel resolution: 1366×768p
Response time (typical): 16 ms
Sound System: Mono, Stereo, SAP
Output power (RMS): 2×5W
Sound Enhancement: Incredible Surround
Built-in speakers: 2
Ease of Installation: Automatic Tuning System (ATS), Autostore, Fine Tuning, PLL Digital Tuning
Ease of Use: AutoPicture, AutoSound, Menu Control, On Screen Display, Top Controls, Auto Volume Leveller (AVL)
Tuner bands: Hyperband, S-Channel, UHF, VHF
TV system: NTSC, PAL N, PAL M
Video Playback: NTSC, PAL
Tuner Display: PLL
F-Type (75 ohm)
PC Audio in
Analog audio Left/Right out
Composite video (CVBS) out
AV 1: Audio L/R in, YPbPr (2fh)
AV 2: Audio L/R in, Component Video in
AV 3: Audio L/R in, CVBS in, S-Video Y/C
Number of AV connections: 3
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Do animals see beauty? Are the delicate blossoms on this branch anything more to this bird than a mere biological fact? What's going on in that oriole-like brain? Alas, until Eddie Murphy remembers how to talk to animals, we're left wondering. At least we've got this lovely shirt to wear in the meantime - if you can't have wisdom, settle for nice clothes. This shirt was designed by: Chilean designer and "proud nerd" Felipe Gaona, the first Shirt.Woot contributor from the Southern Hemisphere. Like so many other budding child artists, his first illustration subject was Garfield. He's matured a little since then, as you can see at <a href="http://drstein.deviantart.com/?offset=50">his deviantART page</a>. But not too much.
Wear this shirt: to perplex your ornithologist friends with this nonexistent bird species.
Don't wear this shirt: for camouflage in the forest. That one tree branch isn't going to help much.
This shirt tells the world: "My spirit is as free as a bird, but only a bird that isn't flying."
The people at Roshambo Winery like to have a good time. And they
don't particularly care about conforming to some narrow, ossified idea
about how a proper winery carries itself. So they give their wineries
names like the Rat and Obvious. They put on events like a Willy Wonka
costume party and a Drag Brunch and conceptual art shows. They even
named the winery after a children's game: Roshambo is another name for
the game also known as rock, paper, scissors, and Roshambo Winery hosts
the longest-running rock, paper, scissors tournament in America (the next one is
October 6 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma). It's all in the name of democratizing
the appeal of wine, and showing that wine and fun are not mortal
Problem is, sometimes people get the wrong idea.
They look at all the antics and assume that the actual wine must play
second tuba to the spectacle. These uncouth upstarts couldn't possibly
produce wine worthy of an educated palate! And besides, if Roshambo
convinces the great unwashed to put down their beer cans and pick up
glasses of wine, then being a wine snob will lose all its cachet.
let's hope so. See, as the scion of an esteemed California
grape-growing family, Roshambo owner Naomi Johnson Brilliant has the
skills to make the Roshambo mission more than just a cynical marketing
gimmick. She grew up among grapes on her grandfather Frank Johnson's
vineyard, innocently unaware that those grapes were hotly sought by
winemakers, and that Frank Johnson Vineyard was one of the first
vineyard-designated appellations. Wine isn't literally in Naomi's
blood, but we bet the two substances share some striking similarities.
pedigree is one thing. As Roshambo would be the first to tell you, what
really matters is what's in the bottle. And what's in this bottle of
Roshambo 2005 Rock, Paper, Scissors Merlot is as unpretentious and
engaging as a round of rock, paper, scissors. Currant and black cherry
cover everything, while mint and coconut cut through the nose, and
chocolate and vanilla break through on the palate. It likes pizza and
pasta, but really, it's up for whatever.
guttersnipe name, Roshambo 2005 Carignane "The Rat" managed to score
Double Gold Best of Class Winner at the 2006 Sonoma County Fair. While
your typical wine rat won't recognize the varietal, a few wafts of its
big, accessible framboise, smoke, and violet aromas is all the
introduction they'll need. It's red, but psst: try it lightly chilled.
Go on, the Wine Police won't arrest you.
It's an American
tradition to oak chardonnay, and it's a wine-snob tradition to turn up
one's nose at it. As you'd expect, Roshambo turns both traditions on
their crusty old ears. Roshambo 2004 Chardonnay "Imago" is fermented in
nothing but stainless (and flavorless) steel, so you taste the fruit,
not the tree. Instead of oaky butter, here we find crisp, tropical
flavors of white peach, pineapple, pear, and lemon zest. The "anything
but Chardonnay" brigade ignore it to their detriment.
the snobs snicker and the scolds scoff. Let the exalted grand poobahs
of the grape issue their fatwas against those who violate proper wine
decorum. Roshambo's heard it all before. Although lately, they're
hearing it less and less...
Roshambo Rock, Paper, Scissors 2005 Merlot
Vintage: 2005 Varietal: 100% Merlot Appellation: 100% Dry Creek Valley Alcohol: 13.9% pH: 3.85 Release Date: pending Production: 2,141 cases Wood: 100 pounds New French oak infused
Roshambo The Rat 2005 Carignane
Vintage: 2005 Varietal: 100% Carignane Appellation: 100% Angeli Vineyard, Alexander Valley Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.50 Release Date: 9/30/06 Production: 480 cases Wood: 100% neutral oak Roshambo Imago 2004 Chardonnay
VINTAGE: 2004 VARIETAL: Chardonnay APPELLATION: Sonoma County ALCOHOL: 13.9% RELEASE DATE: spring 2005 PRODUCTION: 4000 cases WOODS USED: never had it, never will.