(1) MyVu MA-0483 Solo Plus Personal Media Viewer - Universal Edition
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I just never gave the issue much thought. As far as I was concerned, states could let whoever get married that they wanted to. Or not. Or whatever. Just don't make me have to think about it. I got hockey games to watch, you know?
But then a couple of states passed laws expanding marriage rights. And almost immediately, I started to become aware of some new feelings stirring deep within me. Feelings I wanted to ignore. Feelings I tried to ignore. Feelings I could not ignore.
I desperately wanted to marry these MyVu MediaViewer Glasses.
I never would've felt this way before. But once the marriage door was thrown open, all bets were off. It wasn't enough anymore to simply enjoy videos on my portable media player on the MediaViewer's SolidOptex screen. I didn't just want its stereo earbuds in my ears. I wanted its hand in matrimony. I mean, shouldn't it have the right to visit me in the hospital?
I know, I know. It's crazy. I don't understand it myself. I can only assume that the doomsayers are right: once our society is no longer limited to the traditional man-woman definition of marriage, we will all become clinically insane, and indulge in decadence not seen since the fall of Sodom. How? Why? What kind of sense does that make? Don't ask me. I'm crazy, remember?
And what's even crazier is that MediaViewer and I are thinking about adding a third to our union: <a href="http://sellout.woot.com/">the MyVu cable for iPod and iPhone</a>. Part of me says it's sheer perversion, but another part of me really wants to use MediaViewer to watch videos on my iPhone. Who knew all my morals could be completely destroyed by a legislator or judge or two?
Speaking of the law, it remains illegal in all 50 states for a man to marry a pair of video goggles. I'm willing to move anywhere to make our love official. But frankly, I'm feeling pretty discouraged that I'll ever walk down the aisle with my MyVu MediaViewer in any state.
Patented SolidOptex® technology for high quality optics in a durable, lightweight design
QVGA quality delivers 320 X 240 resolution
Watch video yet keep your peripheral vision
Superb sound with noise reduction from included stereo earphones
USB-rechargeable battery lasts up to 4 of viewing
USB charge cable included
Handheld pendant control for power, contrast, brightness, volume up and Volume down
Inconspicuous connection cable from viewer to your device
Adjust size using 3 sizes of nose bridge adapters and 3 sizes of earbud tips
Includes the connection cables to work with Zune, Nokia phones with video out, digital media and DVD players, camcorders, game systems with composite video out such as Wii, Xbox and PSP (PSP for watching DVDs only at this time)
A wolf? A tiger? Some sort of were-deer? A very big beagle? You can't tell from the shape of the head, and that means you're terribly unsafe. What if that thing is a lion? Or worse, some mythological beast that's probably from Japan?
There are things in the jungle that can kill. Things like squirrels and owls and... baby goats? Or maybe those are foxes? No one can ever be sure in the jungle. For the jungle only keeps council with itself.
"Me and Sierra Jack Ochoa set out from Santa Rosa with four burros and his half-bear manservant, Nubbins. Walked four days searching up and down the Valley, fighting off bandits and sleeping in the trees. Then we found an Internet cafe and just ordered it off Wine.Woot. Couldn't believe how cheap it was. Three weeks later, it came right to our very door: the lost treasure of Dry Creek Valley."
"That's very interesting, but I'm sorry, I really need to-"
"Five bottles, it was, just like the legends said. Four reds. A Pedroncelli 2006 Petite Sirah so intense and complex your tongue'd think it was taking a calculus test. You could taste those ripe blackberry, black pepper, and chocolate flavors clear over in the next county. Then there was the Pedroncelli 2005 Sangiovese, as medium-bodied and richly aromatic as that lady of the night who used to work at the mining camp. Tasted more like cherry, berry, and pepper spice than she did, though. I can see why it won a Gold Medal at the Tasters Guild International Wine Competition. Let's see, what else?"
"Sir, please, I've got a lot of customers waiting so if you could just go ahead and-"
"Oh, right, right! The Pedroncelli 2006 Zinfandel Mother Clone! The local Indians say it comes from vineyards planted with Zin since 1904 and owned by the Pedroncellis since 1927, and for all I know they may be right. The fruit, the spice, the jammy plum, the black pepper, and that long, lush finish - it's liable to bring a tear to this old treasure-hunter's eye just a-thinking about it. The other Zinfandel, the Pedroncelli 2006 Pedroni-Bushnell Vineyard, wasn't exactly something you'd use to water your horses, either. I'd put its fragrant nose and rounded, full body up against anything on any fancy table anyplace. And then on top of all that-"
"Sir! If you're not going to order anything, please-"
"I say on top of all that, the treasure also included a ros�! And not just any ros�. A Pedroncelli 2007 Dry Ros� of Zinfandel. They say the Pedroncellis have been making this since 1954. And I can believe it. You can't tell me there wasn't some ancient magic stirring in that pot of black cherry, vanilla, nectarine, strawberry, and rose petal flavors and aromas. You can't just climb out of your bedroll and create a ros� that can take a gold at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition, and score 96 points from Wine X magazine. It's a shame them desperadoes come along and rob me and Sierra Jack. They never could've done it if it wasn't for Nubbins tying us up while we slept. Bears is mighty devious and smarter than you think, and don't let nobody tell you different."
"Sir, are you going to order anything? Other patrons are waiting."
"What? Oh, right, right...uh, two beef burritos and a side of Nachos Magnificos. Hold the mayonnaise."
"Anything to drink?"
"Only if you got that Pedroncelli treasure hidden back there someplace. Otherwise, I'd just as soon go thirsty."
2006 Petite Sirah:
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Barrel Aging: 12 months in American and French oak