This HP Pavilion A6230N AMD Athlon
64X2 5600+ Desktop Computer has us scratching our heads. We first
planned to reference the Beatles, with HelP or something, but then we
had trouble finding "AMD Athlon 64×2 2.8Ghz 5600+ Processor" a rhyme.
So we figured we'd do an 80's movie, where a 400 Gigabyte SATA Hard Drive skipped school to meet with 3 Gigabytes of PC2-5300 RAM (expandable
up to 8 gigs) and spend a day exploring fine dining and art museums.
The only trouble with that one, we couldn't figure out a place to
mention the SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology.
Our next plan was the story of a single 6 pin IEEE 1394 Firewire port, an orphan, who battled her way beyond the stars to join up with four wisecracking USB 2.0
ports, a Mouse and a Keyboard, a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Network
Interface, and a 56K Modem, as they fought the dread 15-in-1 Media Card
Reader. But that was awful. It read like it was made-for-tv.
In desperation, we even tried a love story between an Integrated Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE Graphics card and a 8 Channel audio ALC 888S chipset and the PCI Express
x16 slot that kept them apart, and we set it in World War Two. This one
was going pretty good until someone pointed out that we had no place to
talk about the Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Media Center.
And we had to tell people that there was an RJ-45 Phone Cord right in
the box, as well as a pre-installed copy of Norton Internet Security
What was left to try? We gave up and called HP Total
Care, the 24/7 expert assistance line. HP stands behind every product
they make, and sure enough, they suggested we get all meta about it and
maybe even <a href="http://sellout.woot.com/">get a dirt cheap USB drive</a> for fun.
our writing staff can still make the weekly lunchtime round of golf at
the Woot Country Club. What more could you ask for in a computer? FORE!
Warranty: 90 Day HP
AMD Athlon 64×2 2.8GHz 5600+ Processor
400 Gigabyte SATA Hard Drive
3 Gigabytes of PC2-5300 RAM (4
Slots 2×1GB, 2×512MB), Expandable up to 8 gigabytes on 64-bit operating
systems or expandable up to 4 gigabytes on 32-bit operating systems.
SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
USB 2.0, 4 ports
Firewire (6 pin IEEE 1394) 1 port
PS/2 Port (Mouse and Keyboard)
Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics
PCI Express x16 1 slot
PCI slot 2 (1 available)
PCI x1 slot
10/100 Base-T Ethernet Network Interface
56K Modem (Uses PCI slot)
15 in 1 Media Card Reader
8 Channel Audio ALC 888S chipset
SPDIF Out (Coaxial)
HP Pocket Media Drive Bay
Asus Motherboard M2N68-LA
Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Media Center Installed
In the box:
HP Pavilion a6230n
3 Button Optical Mouse with Scroll Wheel (PS/2)
RJ-12 Cord (Phone Cord)
Quick Setup Guide
Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide
Limited Warranty and Support Guide
Using Windows Vista Guide
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First Place in Derby #24 (Inventions), with 537 votes!
poured out the kool-aid, locked the closet door, and told Aunt Edna we
don't want another bite of her delightful mushroom gravy. So what's
left? Only the second greatest invention the world has ever seen.
Imagine the sad world of 1927, where nannies had to spread peanut
butter on hard rolls at lunchtime and it was impossible to make a
proper grilled cheese. Where Texas Toast was still a thing from the
comic pages and flatbread was an abomination from the Ori-ent. Praise
to you both, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliced_bread">Otto Frederick Rohwedder and Gustav Papendick</a>! You truly were the architects of modern lunchtime.
This shirt was designed by:
The omnivorous Riffmaster18, who apparently has five hundred proxy
accounts he uses to keep making sure his shirts get voted in each week.
Not that we're complaining. He brings in the dough.
Wear this shirt: when you're remembering that time in the '7'0's' when you found her diary underneath a tree, and started reading about me.
Don't wear this shirt:
If you're taken back in time to World War Two. There was a ban on
sliced bread. Remember when your mom said you'd never learn anything on
This shirt tells the world: "I don't have any wheat allergies at all!"
We call this color: Brown Was Actually A Color Before Firefly You Know
3X - M: 11.5" x 3.37"
S-WS: 8.62" x 2.52"
(1) Lucas & Lewellen 2004 Petite Sirah Santa Barbara County
(1) Lucas & Lewellen 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Barbara County
(1) Lucas & Lewellen 2003 Cabernet Franc Santa Barbara County
Description: (click show to see it)
Now, we've got nothing against the established, respected wine
critics and magazines. They've earned their reputations with
insightful, knowledgeable wine criticism. (At least, that's what the
guy at the liquor store tells us.) But sometimes a perspective from
outside the wine establishment can really help us reach a deeper
understanding of what a wine is all about. Here's what three
nontraditional wine authorities have to say about the wines in this
Lucas & Lewellen Three-Pack.
Phelps County Truck & Boat Trader, Sept. 23, 2006:
"FOR SALE: 2004 Petite Sirah, low miles, good cond., runs good. Santa Barbara AVA. Big mouthfeel, berry & anise flavors, smooth tannins. Ask about hand-punching. $26 OBO."
GrapeAura: The Journal of New Age Wine Studies, Feb. 2007:
"A beacon of spirit energy radiating throughout the universe and the
innerverse, Lucas & Lewellen 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon embodies
mind/body harmony in its multicultural blend of red varieties.
Black-currant nymphs and spicy oak satyrs cavort in a deep violet
forest, twirling to the mad symphony of existence. More renewing than a
crystal yoga colonic."
Alcohol is Murder!: The Official Newsletter of the Ladies' Temperance Anti-Pleasure League, Spring 2006:
"Perhaps most insidious is the poison known as Lucas & Lewellen
2003 Cabernet Franc. Where common ordinary rotgut warns away the timid
with noxiously toxic odors and flavors, this liquid seductress hides
its peril behind the enticing flavor of blackberry jam. Stout indeed
must be the soul who hopes to resist its lush, ripe, rich, dark,
flavorful, aromatic charms, especially when served with grilled duck or
there you have it. If you've learned as much as we have from this
little exercise, you still have absolutely no clue what this Lucas
& Lewellen Three-Pack is like. Guess you'll just have to taste it
Lucas & Lewellen 2004 Petite Sirah Santa Barbara County
Vineyard: Los Alamos
Composition: 100% Petite Sirah
Oak: 17 Months French Oak
Fermentation: Punch down
Bottled: March 2006
Production: 373 Cases
Release Date: August 2006
Lucas & Lewellen 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Barbara County
Vineyard: Valley View
Composition: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc,
5% Petite Verdot, 2% Malbec
Oak: 14 Mo. French Oak
Fermentation: Open top hand punch
Bottled: June 2005
Production: 801 Cases
Release Date: January 2007
Lucas & Lewellen 2003 Cabernet Franc Santa Barbara County