(1) Invicta Stainless Steel Racing Sport Chronograph - 3913
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Slumped on the infield turf,
surrounded by his dejected pit crew, Pierre-Luc von Canizelli felt his
blood boiling and his breakfast baguette coming up on him. Outrage!
Scandal! To watch the American upstart Humphrey Morganford basking in
the hourras! of the crowd was too much to bear! To imagine
that the exalted Grand de Mans Motorspree, premier race in all of the
southern portion of west-central Europe, should be won by this gorilla
in his baseball hat! Canizelli felt he would sooner die than see his
beloved motorsports degraded so. If he did not follow the obvious logic
and commit suicide, it was only because he dared not deprive the world
of the Canizelli gift.
Now, the voice of the Racing
Federacio Internazionale president crackled through the loudspeakers.
"On behalf of racing supporters everywhere, I would like please to
present the Golden Copa to Signore Humphrey Morganford!" The sound of
Canizelli's humiliation rang throughout the Autodromo della Grosse. The
sight of Morganford lifting the cup aloft set Canizelli's teeth to
grinding. How dare this Yanqui strut around the sacred Autodromo like it was his own personal Burger King! Surely, this is the most bitter of all indignities!
Then he noticed something.
On Morganford's wrist, a glint of silver, a dash of black. Could it be? Canizelli pushed closer to the podium. Unglaublich!
It was! He'd recognize the Invicta Stainless Steel Racing Sport
Chronograph Watch anywhere! The 26-jewel Swiss movement, the sapphire
crystal, the three smaller dials set in the larger black dial - surely
such a potent watch would be on the list of banned racing aids! The
authorities would have no choice but to strip the filthy, cheating
cowboy of his title!
Shoving through the clutch of
spectators and officials, Canizelli stormed onto the makeshift stage.
As one, the crowd gasped. Seizing the microphone with one hand and
Morganford's wrist with the other, Canizelli bellowed, "Fraud! Liar!
Look at this Invicta watch! Morganford only won the race with the help
of its rotating bezel and Tritnite luminous hands! By rights, the
Golden Copa should be awarded to the watch, not the wearer! But since
it's impossible for an inanimate object to win the Motorspree, the true
champion shall be myself, Pierre-Luc von Canizelli!" He paused, hands
raised in triumph. But for some reason, the adulation of the crowd was
"I said, myself, Pierre-Luc von
Canizelli!" Still nothing. The throng remained silent. What were
crickets doing at the Autodromo? "Guys? The watch, you know? Remember?
I really won, right guys?"
Months later, Canizelli sat up
in bed and stared ruefully at the mountains in the distance. He had
been so close. He had been so sure. He could feel the Golden Copa in
his hands. But it turned out that, through either oversight or
malfeasance, there was nothing in the bylaws of the RFI
about performance-enhancing watches. Morganford kept the Copa. And as a
final twist of the knife, they'd carted Canizelli away and locked him
in here. The great Canizelli squirmed in his straitjacket and wondered
when that idiot orderly would bring his medication. Such humiliation!
Warranty: One year
Swiss chronograph 5040D caliber
Swiss made automatic 26 jewel SW200 movement
Solid stainless steel case with unidirectional rotating bezel
Black ionic plating case
Two stainless steel pushers
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Dial with computerized oil pressed pattern
Applied indexes and up markers
Tritnite® luminous hands
316L solid stainless steel bracelet with safety buckle
Black ionic plating band
100 meters Water Resistant
Screw down crown
Mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating
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If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, what about five
birds on your torso? What's the exchange rate for that? Frankly, we'd
rather have this shirt than a bird in our hand. It won't crap on you,
it doesn't carry influenza, and there's no risk that we'll be blinded
in a frenzy of pecking. Then again, this shirt has very little
This shirt was designed by:
Amanda J. Barker, a Detroit-area graphic designer and lover of birds,
scarves, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and her amazingly talented husband. Almost
all of her shirt ideas come to her in her dreams. Upon awakening, she
rushes to her computer to mentally vomit the ideas into a digital
Wear this shirt: when you visit the Canary Islands. (Sorry, but they can't all be gut-busters.)
Don't wear this shirt: if you're worried about being labelled left-wing. (Again, sorry.)
This shirt tells the world: "You may think birds are just vectors for infectious disease, but they're still beautiful to me."
We call this color: Little Robin Greenbreast.
Placement: Wearer's left side
3X - M: 7.09" x 15.25"
S-WS: 5.31" x 11.43"
(1) Calistoga Cellars 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
(1) Calistoga Cellars 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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As much as we dig throwing the occasional curveball around here,
with cheeses and Sous�os and Poizins, sometimes we just feel drawn back
to the roots of our love for wine. When we crave the grapestuff at its
purest and best, when we want to remind ourselves why we got into this
in the first place, we turn to Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
Wait - you've never had a Napa Valley Cab?
Or you don't have any on hand right now, which is almost as bad?
Loving wine without experiencing a Napa Valley Cab is like loving
Indian food without ever tasting curry. It's like loving the Green Bay
Packers and never visiting Lambeau Field. It's like going to Memphis
without visiting Graceland. Like the movie lover who fell asleep an
hour into Casablanca, you're missing half the picture.
don't worry. We won't tell anybody, as long as you take steps to remedy
this deplorable situation immediately. And it just so happens we can
point you to the ideal first step. Calistoga Cellars hails a pair of
Cabs that remind us why we got into- oh, wait, we already said that.
now, the Calistoga Cellars 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Louer
Family Vineyard has only been available through Calistoga's wine club
and at their tasting room. We persuaded them to open up their stash to
the Wine.Woot audience. You're welcome. Rich and complex, deep and
pure, full-bodied and smooth, this '04 delivers classic cab flavors of
plum fruit with sparks of chocolate, tobacco, and oak. Calistoga's
masterful winemaker Barry Gnekow took the utmost care in crafting this
elegant Cab, and you can taste the meticulousness or meticulosity or
whatever in every sip.
As the younger sister of the pair,
the Calistoga Cellars 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon tries harder.
Well, half-sister, anyway: some of its fruit was sourced from the Louer
Family Vineyard just like the '04, but the rest came from Calistoga's
estate ranch, Blossom Creek. That must account for the '05's more
prominent cherry notes and its more concentrated flavors. But like the
Bradys, this family cares more about love than biology. They're both Napa Cabs from Calistoga Cellars, and that's enough.
And the similarities
don't end there. They're both ideal companions to hearty cuisine, from
steak to lamb to grilled meats. They'll both retain their youthful
appeal for the next 5-10 years. And they're both museum-quality
examples of the timeless Napa Valley Cab. It's fun to play around with
different styles, different varietals, maybe even sneak a sip of sake
or mead here and there. But like us, you'll keep coming back to the
classics. You'll keep coming back to Calistoga Cellars Napa Valley
Calistoga Cellars 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Louer Family Vineyard
Composition: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 1% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Napa Valley, Louer Family Vineyard, St Helena
Aging: 24 months in French oak barrels
Calistoga Cellars 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon