Ah, Mustek. What is it about that awful name? And don't say it's the... well... sub-elite
reputation. Sure, there's that, but in our line of work, you can't
afford to get too grossed out every time you put your hands on a
product without a luxury brand name.
It's just the name
itself, Mustek. Mustek. Mustek. Awful. Makes us think of musk, or
mollusks, or moist mustaches. It could be an exotic species of
semi-aquatic rodent, or the name of a mildew-resistant textile.
after we're all done wrinkling our collective noses at this unpleasant
bit of nomenclature, let's not forget to notice this camera's one
totally redeeming virtue: It's fifty bucks. Can't you think of a few
places you might want to stash a fifty-dollar camera? Particularly one
with a six-megapixel resolution and big ol' 2.4-inch LCD?
it in the glove box of your car, ready to document a fender-bender. Or
in your work bag, so the next time someone flips out at your subway
stop, you can sell the pictures to the POST. Or leave it on the front windowsill, all set to catch those rotten neighbor kids knocking over your garbage cans.
fifty dollars isn't even date money in a lot of towns anymore. Weigh it
against the feeling of satisfaction or disappointment you're going to
have the next time you need an extra camera at the ready. We think,
like Elizabeth Hurley after the Divine Brown incident, you're gonna be
glad you dropped a Grant.
Warranty: 90 days
6MP CCD Sensor
3x Optical Zoom
2.4" TFT LCD Display
320×240 Video Resolution
Built-In 16MB Internal Flash Memory
SD Card Slot
Support SD Card Memory (up to 1GB)
F = 2.8(W) - 4.8 (T)
f = 6.5mm - 16.5mm
Web Cam Capablility
2X AA (alkaline or Ni-MH rechargeable) batteries
AC-DC Adapter Power Supply Capable
In the box:
2 AA Batteries
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Life in 2145 shouldn't be that different. Sure, the Dalai Lama won't
be on the New York Times Bestseller list, but you'll be able to get
movies on DVD before they even hit theaters. There will be a whole
chapter in school textbooks about the building of the railroads. And
think of how nice it will be when the streets are overrun with pandas
and fireworks! You won't really be able to openly protest governmental
decisions, but let's be honest, they already kinda took that one from
This shirt was designed by: Shirt.Woot member Damiendone, who thought it up while listening to Elvis Costello's cover of "Little Red Book". Well done, Damiendone!
Wear this shirt:
to the annual mustard-tasting festival at the local Communist Party
headquarters. It's always a blast, they get really drunk and start to
think that man can own property. The look on their faces the next day...
Don't wear this shirt: to a gun range in Alabama. At least, not yet...
This shirt tells the world: "Ni Hao Ma are the only three words of Chinese I know."
We call this color: Grad Student Yellow.
Printed Size: 3X - M: 11.5" x 6.27"
S-WS: 8.62" x 4.7"
(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