(1) HP dv7-1245dx AMD Dual-Core 2.1 GHz 17" 4GB DDR2 320GB HD eSATA HDMI Webcam Notebook
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I looked at the iPod Store but they were all, like, unfeasibly expensive. I was so bummed I totally had to bust out my most adorable semi-pout. How can they expect a struggling actr- er, I mean, milkmaid like me to afford one of those, like, cool computers?
Then I and my video crew drove over to a regular-people store and was totally drawn to the HP dv7-1245dx Pavilion Entertainment Notebook. Speed? Um, yeah! A 2.0ghz dual core AMD processor and 4GB RAM (upgradeable to 8GB). A comfortable keyboard? Totally! And a 17" screen. So that covers it. And I haven't even mentioned the 320GB hard drive, the integrated webcam, the eSATA port, or the HDMI connection. Mainly because I don't know what any of those things are. I just need something fun that will help me with my acti- er, I mean, milking career. You know, because, like, I get a lot of milkmaid work through my MySpace page and my IMDB listing.
I don't even care that it's not 1080p resolution, or that the video card uses shared memory. I'm on a budget, remember? Maybe if you've got a SAG card and have appeared in several motion pictures and TV shows, you can afford something fancier. But I'm just regular folks, you know? And I'm not just saying that because I'm contractually obligated to. See how I casually flip my scarf, like a real-life, down-to-earth, quirky geek girl? You can't learn that in acting school.
Not that I would know what goes on in acting school. I'm too busy being real to go anywhere like that.
All right! We got some good work done here, guys. I'm totally getting this computer. Yup. That's right. This HP Pavilion 17" Entertainment Notebook. It's mine. I'm taking it home. Any minute now. Yup.
So, like, is somebody going to hand me the money to buy it, or what?
Most of the best works of science fiction tap into the real-life anxieties of the societies that produce them. For example, take a look at almost any classic Cold-War-era flying saucer movie. Onscreen, the warships may be martian, but in the audience's psyche, they were Soviet. Likewise, there are great sci-fi movies and novels that reflect our fears about nuclear proliferation, environmental disaster, the rise of the police state, technology run amok, and epidemics of sexually transmitted disease.
This shirt isn't like that, though. It's not a metaphor for anything. It's an accurate pictorial representation of what's actually going to happen when the War-Beast People of Xxalzor 17 make their assault on Earth. Here's a helpful hint you'll be able to use when that day comes: Run! Quickly! Save yourself!
Wear this shirt: on the treadmill at the gym to remind yourself what you're training for. (To be able to run quickly, and save yourself.)
Don't wear this shirt: back to work after your lunchtime treadmill session. There are showers at the gym for a reason, Johnny Stench.
This shirt tells the world: "Where do they come from? What do they want from us? Who do they think they are? Why don't they leave me alone?"
We call this color: ALIEN D(h)EATH (g)RAY
Design Placement: Centered
3X - S: 14.43" x 19"
WXL - WS: 10.82" x 14.25"
K12 - K4: 9" x 11.84"
Pantone Color(s): Black - White - 1225C - 367C - 185C - 258C
This rocky parcel of Napa Valley hillside has won international renown for the grapes sprung from its red, volcanic soil. The wineries that come a-calling to Stagecoach Vineyard range from premium to ultra-premium to mega-triple-gold-premium, a designation so elite it doesn't actually exist. It goes without saying that the Krupp brothers, who own and manage the low-yield mountain vineyard, are very popular men among the Napa winemaking set.
Of course, Jan and Bart hold a little back for their personal stash. Based on the evidence in these two bottles of Krupp Brothers Veraison 2004 Synchrony, their customers might wonder if the Krupps are keeping all the best stuff. Equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with splashes of Malbec and Merlot for kicks, the Veraison 2004 Synchrony is yet another feather in Krupp Brothers' very feathery cap.
This blackish-red meritage blend of Bordeaux styles layers its violet, cassis, plum, and dark cherry aromas with dusty earth, bay leaf, cedar, and sage. A round, rich palate drops powerfully ripe blueberry, framboise, blackcurrant, and dark cherry flavors, with a soft mouthfeel and a silky, supple finish. Pack it in the chuck wagon for your next prime rib or porterhouse.
We're just happy the Krupp Brothers don't sell every last grape to their vineyard clients, which they could easily do. Chris Rock once said "Nobody has to sell drugs. All you have to do is offer drugs." When you own a patch of viticultural heaven like Stagecoach Vineyard, the same goes for grapes.