(1) Vivitar 8625 8MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Zoom
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You can't change who you
are. I know that now. I wish I would've learned it sooner. Maybe I
wouldn't have lost so many years running away from my past, from my
identity. Running from flophouse to gin joint, through crack dens and
Radio Shacks, searching for a way out of my own skin. Smearing myself with the
scum of the streets, trying to cover the deeper stain on my very soul.
I accept it now. I'm not proud, but I accept it. I am a Vivitar camera.
I was born a Vivitar and I'll die a Vivitar. And all the dirty syringes
and back-alley tattoos in the world can't change that.
can do is ignore the taunts, and the insults, and the slurs, and the
complaints, and the bad reviews, and the death threats, and get on with
my life. There's gotta be somebody out there who'll accept me for my
8.1 megapixel resolution, 6x optical zoom, and 2.5" LCD. I've got a lot to give, and damned if I'll let the hatred of thousands of disappointed customers hold me back.
But I won't lie: it hurts. It hurts to know that I'll always be marked as a pariah, camera non grata,
an untouchable at the bottom of the camera caste system. A very wise
woman once told me, "They'd call us gypsies, tramps, and thieves. But
every night all the men would come around and lay their money down."
Just like the noble survivor who sang that song, I've been degraded and
demeaned and called every filthy name in the book. But I'm still alive.
And still dreaming of finding somewhere to settle down. I know what you think about
me. But the important question is, will you come around and lay your
Warranty: One year
Image Sensor: 1/2.5" CCD sensor
Effective Pixels: 8.1 MP
6x Optical Zoom
4x Digital Zoom
2.5" Color TFT Display
Supports SD Cards to 2GB
32MB Built-In Memory
Use as a Digital Video Camera with Sound
Flash Mode: Auto, Flash On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
White Balance: Auto, Manual: Daylight, Incandescent, Fluoescent1, Fluoescent2, Cloudy
Exposure Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 steps
Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Candlelight, Sunset, Sunrise, Snow, Beach, Plant
File Formats: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), DCF, AVI
Self-timer: 2s, 10s, 10+2sec
Movie Recording: 640×480 @ 25fps, 320×240 @ 25fps
USB and A/V Out
Battery Type: 2 "AA" Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
In the box:
Vivitar 8625 8MP Digital Camera
2 "AA" rechargeable batteries
Driver and Software CDs
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Stripes and swirls and stars and swirly stripes are busting out all over this nuevo-retro tee. We can't shake the vague feeling that we saw this design on a Bicentennial t-shirt back in 1976, or maybe in an animated version on Sesame Street back before Gordon lost his hair. If anybody asks for us, we'll be lost somewhere in this shirt's infinite line-drawing curlicues, on a long, strange journey to the center of the torso. Don't send a search party.
Wear this shirt: to cloud the minds of your enemies.
Don't wear this shirt: back in time to 1976, because then people will never believe that you came from the future. We'd recommend one of those oversized satin button-up shirts with a giant full-bleed print of a tiger or a dragon or something. Nobody in 1976 had taste anywhere near that bad.
This shirt tells the world: "Turn off your mind, relax, and float into my shirt."
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.