Forget the ten programmable hotkeys. Forget the fact that this
remote can learn new device codes simply by pointing the old remote at
it. Forget the glossy black finish, even. My favorite feature of this
Philips Icon 5 Device Universal Remote is the included set of stickers.
They feature full-color logos for many of the most popular networks, so
you can remember which channels your hotkeys are programmed for.
The labels include everything from NBC, CNN, and HBO
to the Playboy Channel and Spice - just the thing when you want to show
your guests that you watch so much porn, you need it on speed-dial. But
how come none of my ten favorite channels are included?
DNN: The Depressing News Network
C-SPAN 3 (Adults Only)
TPTV: All Test Patterns, All The Time
The Mini-Golf Channel
F: The Foot Network
The Channel With Some Foreign Guy Yelling Over Soccer Highlights
XOS: The Xtreme Office Supplies Network
GGMSW-TV: Nothing But Golden Girls and Murder She Wrote
PreNatalTV: The Only Channel For Fetuses, By Fetuses
Warranty: 1 Year Philips
Universal remote control allows you to program and operate up to 5 devices from almost any brand
functionality captures and stores infrared signals from other remotes.
When device codes are not included in the on-board database, they can
always be learned from the original remote, simply by pointing to it
Program up to 10 buttons with your favorite channels, and place a sticker of the channel icon next to the button
Extensive library of channel icons for easy selection
for use with Philips equipment, use the universal remote control
without programming it because all keys are pre-set for Philips
Universal database of infrared codes is incorporated to enable easy installation of your TV, TV combi, VCR, DVD, DVD recorder, satellite or digital terrestrial receiver, cable decoder, amplifier, Home theater system or receiver
My friends and fellow Americans, I've discovered that the Washington
inside-the-beltway crowd tends to look down on anybody who doesn't talk
or walk or smell a certain way. They don't know what to make of an
uncouth upstart wandering in to tell them how we do things in the
forest. And when somebody comes along who doesn't play by their tired
old zoological rules, they attack. They belittle. They try to pretend
like that candidate doesn't even exist.
Well, they won't be
able to ignore us any more. Tonight, I'm proud to join hand-in-flipper
with my great running mate and say "GRRRRAARRRR." We're stepping out of
the shadows and into the corridors of power. We're swimming up from the
depths to take on the entrenched special interests. We're roaring back
at the professional political class that tries to pretend like we're
not for real. And with your help, I am confident that we'll leave a
huge footprint on the history of this great land of ours.
You can read all about me and my running mate <a href="http://www.bigfootnessie08.com/">on our campaign blog</a>. and get a sneak peak at our new <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By_4Jc_M3OI">campaign ad</a>. Spread the word to your friends, your neighbors, your
fellow cryptozoologists: those heavy footsteps you hear are the sound
of change lurching through the underbrush. Thank you.
This shirt was designed by:
Bigfoot-Nessie '08 campaign manager and chief strategist for
the independent candidacy that has rocked the political and scientific
elite. He or she has asked to remain nameless for fear his or her ties to a popular children's cereal lobby might undermine the candidate's credibility, but uh...oops. You didn't hear it hear.
Wear this shirt: to show your support for the ultimate Washington outsiders.
Don't wear this shirt: as a joke. This election is too important for that.
This shirt tells the world: "Break the one-species stranglehold on the White House!"
We call this color: Most Bigfoot Sightings Don't Happen In Blue States.
Design Placement: Centered
M - 3X: 12.5" x 4.33"
S - WS: 9.37" x 3.24"
In the endless quest for a distinctive brand identity, wineries have drawn on a wide range of inspirations and imagery. Geographical, historical, artistic, cinematic, and literary inside jokes have all been featured in some of the wine names and labels for sale on this very site. But what about the science geeks? Unless you count the "funny animal" trend - and we've certainly never seen any species called a "Naked Kangaroo" or a "Chartreuse Zebra" in any biology textbook - the sciences have been totally neglected. Don't the guys and gals in the lab coats deserve a wine to call their own?
No - they deserve four wines to call their own. And this Wines of Substance four-pack delivers. Beyond their mission to educate vine-heads everywhere about the superlative wines coming from Washington state, Substance adorns every wine in their line with a bold, periodic-table-inspired label, including a two-letter symbol. Talk about your mood-altering chemicals.
Of course, the label on the test tube doesn't matter as much as what's in it, and the brain trust behind Substance has a lot more going for it than a clever labelling gimmick. Back in 1996, Greg Harrington became the youngest American to ever pass the Master Sommelier exam. He put those credentials to good use as a manager of wine programs for guys like Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck before founding Gramercy Cellars in Walla Walla with his wife. Meanwhile, a couple of other Walla Wallaites named Jason Huntley and Jamie Brown had founded Waters Winery, dazzling the oenophile elite with elegant, food-friendly wines like they make 'em in the Old World.
But the elite wasn't the problem. This Walla Walla alla-star team worried that Washington wines were being overlooked by wine n00bz, for lack of affordable on-ramps to the Washington wine expressway. They joined forces to form the grape-stomping Voltron known as Substance, setting out to school the world's palate in all the Evergreen State has to offer. Fortunately for you, this four-part course's tuition is cheap and the classwork is, well, anything but work.
Lesson one: Substance 2007 Merlot. Available here for the first time anywhere, this one calls out the Sideways snobs with a rich roundhouse right of intense herb, plum, chocolate, and dark berry fruits. Best enjoyed with fatty beef, fatty pork, fatty chicken, or fistfuls of cheese. Taste those hints of dust and gravel sprinkled in the smooth tannins? That's the taste of Washington.
Lesson two: Substance 2007 Chardonnay. Unlike some of its fellow Chards, you won't be wondering if you should drink it or spread it on toast. Oh, there's a little butter in there, sure - its melon, baked apple, and fig flavors are as rich and full-bodied as Oprah. But it's spiked with acid (not that kind) and French oak to make itself a refreshing dinner guest.
Lesson three: Substance 2007 Riesling. And the first thing you'll learn is, it's not from Germany. Intense, dry, acidic - it's nothing but a Washington thing, yo. Melon, citrus, apricot, and peach flavors stand in bold counterpoint to anything seasoned with ginger, coriander, or caramelized onions. Unless, maybe, you're one of those weirdos who puts caramelized onions on your Frosted Flakes.
Lesson four: Substance 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the original Substance joints, you may not recognize it if you're used to Cabs that taste like they were made by Smuckers. Those red and black fruit flavors are balanced by firm acidity and soft integrated tannins, with the occasional stray note of herbs, flowers, or mocha wafting by.
But hey, reading the syllabus is nothing compared to actually taking in the class. For a sure-fire chemical reaction from your palate or your guests', enroll in the Wines of Substance Washington Four-Pack. And remember: if you skip class, you're only hurting yourself.