(1) Prince 7TY23-705 O3 Speedport Gold Tennis Racquet
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There was a time when the popular tennis racquet industry was the gateway to a wholesome activity that the whole family could enjoy. Apparently, though, that time has passed. The release of the Prince O3 Speedport Gold Tennis Racquet has created a new, and dare we say it, dangerous, moral climate that threatens our children.
Features like the illicitly named "Speedport Shaft™" lead our sons and daughters to begin wondering about questions that a decent lifestyle should never need to address, while the "rock solid Air Bridge™ yoke" sets an impossible standard of control that few, if any, can ever expect to reach, in their games or relationships. With these ideals implanted early in the minds of our children, is it any wonder that crime and violence are speeding out of control? How many people have to die in tennis related incidents before the government steps in and does something?
It doesn't end with those two terrible examples, though. The "DuraSoft+ grip", the "TPR throat insert", the "70% larger sweet spot". This Prince O3 Speedport Gold Tennis Racquet is a veritable casserole of vice and sin. Why, the Prince O3 Speedport Gold Tennis Racquet is even directly marketed to players with "shorter, slower strokes".
In today's society, parents are forced to accept that the more popular sports, such as Football and Basketball and Major League Soccer, are no longer a good source of childhood heroes. But shame on you, Prince O3 Speedport Gold Tennis Racquet, for turning the once pristine game of Tennis into a pool of innuendo and carnality. Couldn't you at least have used parental advisory stickers?
The Cold War, essentially, was fought through a series of proxies in order to avoid a direct conflict between two powers with major weapons. It arguably began with the development of Code Name: Bait, first used by the fisherman in 1945. It wasn't until the early 1950s that the big mean fish cracked the secrets of Code Name: Bait. The first above ground testing proved to the world that not only was the big mean fish the equal of the fisherman, he was in some ways even better. This lead to what we today know as the Arms Race, in which the two sides raced to develop a better and more efficient bait.
It was the big mean fish that first made the move to gain allies. The naturally trusting goldfish, already troubled that the fisherman had rejected them when picking his baseball team, found a ready ally in the big mean fish. The goldfish allowed for a distribution of Code Name: Bait on a scale that had never before been considered. However, it quickly became obvious that goldfish find it very hard to balance on each other, and if one were to fall, all would fall. This was known as "the domino theory", and formed the backbone of the fisherman's defense strategy at the time.
In the meantime, the fisherman made himself comfortable and let his feet rest in the water. The big mean fish took this as an act of aggression, and authorized the movement of one of his proxy goldfish onto land. This legendary crisis brought the two sides right to the brink of war. For one small moment, the fate of the entire planet hung by a single thread.
Wear this shirt: on Friday during Lent, if that's what you believe in.
Don't wear this shirt: to the annual "Don't Wear Any Clothing With A Fish Drawn On It Ball" that your shirt company holds each... wait, hang on, are we the only shirt company with balls?
This shirt tells the world: "Don't wait for the translation! Yes or no?"
We call this color: Anyone Who Thinks That Quote Is From Star Trek Is Gonna Get Beaten Until Their Face Is Black And Baby Blue
Design Placement: Centered
3X - S: 12" x 14.38"
WXL - K4: 9" x 10.78"
It's painful to accept the loss of any wine label, and all the more so when that label has brought so much joy to so many. Certainly, some of us will weep, or question Frazier Winery's decision to discontinue Lupine Hill, or simply rage against dying of this excellent Napa Valley Cab. But isn't it better that we turn our thoughts toward all the joys that Lupine Hill gave us during its time here?
Those of you who knew Lupine Hill in 2004 will certainly agree that it could be approachable and lively, always accepting of new friends, always the life of any party. That year's Cabernet Sauvignon offers fresh cherry and cranberry aromas, followed by strawberry, raspberry, and herbs on the palette. And it softened a bit in 2005, with vanilla, blackberry, and chocolate-covered cherry on the nose and cherry, black currant, and cranberry flavors, balanced by firm, sweet tannins. Certainly, 'tis better to have had Lupine Hill and lost it than to never have had it at all.
And while our grief will always be with us, let us not forget that Lupine Hill has left us all one magnificent gift: a chance to enjoy a quality Napa Cab for less than $20 per bottle. Once our tears have dried, may we all raise a glass along with our favorite grilled meats, cheeses, or chocolate desserts. Because Lupine Hill would have wanted it that way.
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon:
Harvest dates: October 17-31, 2005
Pre-Fermentation Maceration: 5 days at 55 degrees F.
Pumpover Regime: 2 times a day with aeration until dryness
Maximum Fermentation Temperature: 88 degrees F.
Total Skin Contact: 21 days
Barrel Aging: 19 Months in used French and American Oak