"It's - it's - it's my Polk Audio miDock Portfolio!"
mean the compact iPod speaker dock that provides surprisingly big sound
for your iPod for up to 8 hours on 4 AA batteries?"
"Y-yes! B-but - but - it's - I can't fit my iPhone into the dock! Or my iPod Shuffle! Or any other audio sources like my MP3 player or laptop!"
that all? I thought you were hurt or something. I'm going back out to
the garage. Don't call me again unless it's something important."
"Oh, I wish someone could help!"
"Did somebody say 'I can't fit my iPhone into the jack! Or my iPod Shuffle! Or any other audio sources!'?"
"Yes, I did. But - who are you? And what is all that crud in your beard?"
"This is a job for...Auxiliary Jack, the magical hobo with the power of audio compatibility!"
"No! Mom and Dad said you weren't real!"
here I am, sure as you can smell me! And I make it possible for you to
listen to your iPhone, iPod Shuffle, or other audio sources on your
Polk Audio miDock Portfolio! If it has a 3.5mm minijack, then Auxiliary
Jack can make it work! Look, see, right here!"
"Wow! You're right! I can use my iPhone with my miDock Portfolio! Thanks, Auxiliary Jack!"
can thank me by enjoying your Polk Audio miDock Portfolio. And also, if
there's any money in this piggy bank right here, ol' Auxiliary Jack
could use a dollar or two. See, my ex-wife moved out to North County
with my kids, and I dropped my bus pass when I got chased by this dog,
and I'm supposed to have a job shovelling snow at this church only it
isn't snowing yet, so I'd really appreciate it -"
"I think I hear my dad coming!"
"Whoops, Auxiliary Jack's gotta run!"
"Is everything OK up here, dear? I thought I heard a raspy male voice telling obvious, improbable lies."
"I'm fine, Dad. I was just listening to my iPhone on my Polk Audio miDock Portfolio!"
so you were! Good for you! Listen, honey, uh...something smells funny up
here. Did you have another accident in your pants?"
"No, Dad. But I think my imaginary friend did."
Warranty: 1 Year Polk Audio
Compact and light size enables you to carry it around in your briefcase or bag, wherever you're going
Compatible with iPods (iPod shuffle & iPhone uses auxiliary input)
High-efficiency digital amplification technology makes the speakers sound much bigger than they actually are
Can operate on 4AA batteries for over 8 hours, or use the supplied AC adapter for unlimited playing
Input for use with other audio sources like computer, portable CD
player, SanDisk Sansa or anything that has a 3.5mm minijack
Charges your iPod when docked
Includes a padded Protective Carry case
Dimensions (6-3/8" H x 7-7/8" W x 4-5/8" D)
iPods 5th Generation and previous: Plays and Charges
iPod Shuffle: Uses Auxiliary Jack, Won't charge
iPhone 3G: Uses Auxiliary, Won't charge
4th Gen Nano: Will Play, Won't Charge
2nd Gen Touch: Will Play, Won't Charge
In the box:
Adapter Backings for iPods
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So we were thinking about how "Chutes and Ladders" used to be called
"Snakes and Ladders," but then they changed it, maybe because a lot of
people get kind of a creepy feeling about snakes. The fact is, most
snakes are pretty harmless. It's just one of those deep biases that
must be hard-wired in our brains, to get the willies about snakes.
Maybe it's a Biblical thing, because of that whole
fruit-of-the-Tree-of-Knowledge debacle. Or maybe it goes back further
than that, and the reason they made the bad guy in the Garden a serpent
is because serpents give folks the fantods.
there's no real good reason to get freaked out about snakes, but people
do anyway, so you can see why a board game manufacturer would eliminate
them in favor of chutes, about which people seem pretty neutral, with
no strong feelings one way or another.
We at Woot aren't
scared of snakes, particularly, though we might be scared of ones that
were big enough to slide down, if we were sliding down them, which
seems like the sort of thing these gigantic snake-slides would not
Anyway, the only point is that even a
longstanding institution like the Snakes and Ladders board game is
subject to change, and maybe this shirt design shows us how it might
change even more dramatically, if they decided to try to market it to
young graphic designers instead of small children. Maybe that's what
this image is. Probably not, but we don't know what the heck else it
might be about.
This shirt was designed by: Rob Dobi, who we think was named after a fragment of Ella Fitzgerald's scat. No, like scat singing! Ugh, you're so gross sometimes. Anyway, Rob's got a <a href="http://www.dobi.nu/">site</a> with a <a href="http://www.dobi.nu/fullbleed/">shirt shop</a> and a <a href="ttp://www.dobi.nu/photos/">photo portfolio</a> both, which is his way of trying to make you feel bad about how little you're getting done in your life.
Wear this shirt: to the Church of the Ladder Day Saints, ha ha
Don't wear this shirt: to actual, non-pun churches, it's not dressy enough
This shirt tells the world: "You have to climb the ladder to get a head."
We call this color: It's All Over Your Torso, Baby Blue
Design Placement: Centered
M - 3X:13.18" x 17.87"
S - WS: 9.88" x 13.4"
Thinking about New Year's resolutions yet? Forget about losing
weight, or answering all your emails, or finishing that novel. You're
not that fat, some emails deserve to go unanswered, and the bargain
bins and dumpsters of America are already stuffed full of unread
novels. No, the best way to improve yourself and your world in 2009 is
with this easy-to-remember rule: Always Be Classy.
you're mulling over your dinner options or stumbling dazed from the
wreckage of a burning meth lab, ask yourself: what would a classy
person do? If it helps, pick out a famous exemplar of classiness as you
understand it - somebody like Barry White, or Arnold Palmer, or BBC
political reporter Katty Kay - and visualize how they would approach
the situation, if they were hungry or involved in a meth-cooking
operation gone disastrously wrong. You'll find the finer things in life
naturally gravitating toward you. And in no time, you'll be coated in a
thick, mucus-like layer of pure class.
You can start,
appropriately enough, on New Year's Eve. Maybe you're headed out to a
party, or maybe you're hosting your own. Either way, you owe it to your
new self to imbibe something that doesn't come in a keg, something
appropriate to the occasion and not necessarily to the parking lot
outside the Ohio State-Michigan game. That's where this Mumm Napa
Sparkling Wine Trio comes in.
You know Mumm Napa is classy
because it was founded by Guy Deveaux, and French is the classiest of
all modern languages. You also know because it's been a popular Napa
Valley destination and producer of superior sparkling wines for 25
years now, bringing Old World m�thode traditionelle techniques to the exceptional fruit of Napa Valley.
does all that mean? We'd rather show you than tell you, and we'll start
with the 2003 Mumm Napa Blanc De Blancs (note: French again).
Uncommonly crisp acidity thanks to Chardonnay makes this a uniquely
refreshing sparkling wine, with a rich palate of fresh golden apples,
bread dough, stone fruit, lemon custard, and warm brioche. Think you
can't have wine for breakfast? This wine IS breakfast.
name of the 2001 Grande Ann�e (see, more French - the class just
doesn't stop!) means "great vintage", and Mumm ain't just blowing
bubbles. Y2K1 was a great year for
concentrated, age-worthy fruit, in this case Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Four long years of yeast aging added layers of creaminess that make the
honeysuckle, ginger and stone fruit aromas all the more complex. Same
goes for the mid-palate, as full and round and fleshy as its apple and
peach flavors would lead you to expect. That yeast aging shows up in
the lush finish in the form of biscuit, hazelnut and nutmeg. As a
certain classy blue-eyed song stylist might put it, when Mumm Napa was
28, it was a very good year.
Finally, the Mumm Napa Brut
Ros� proves that pink can be a classy color, with a wide range of fruit
flavors and a robust character that pairs well with any cuisine - the
classier the better, of course.
Now for God's sake, don't
start that insufferable whining about how much more expensive it is to
live classy. Not when we're offering these three bottles for less than
you'd pay for a keg of gassy beer swilled from plastic cups. You moved
out of the dorms a long time ago, remember? This New Year's Eve, be a
grownup. A classy grownup. Pour yourself a fluteful of class with this
Mumm Napa Sparkling Wine Trio.