(1) Smartparts SP800B 8" Digital Picture Frame with 128mb Memory
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once in a while, you might zap some villain with a teleportation ray,
or temporarily gain super-powers as a side effect of your exposure to
alien radiation. But it's mostly looking up criminal dossiers on the
computer and scheduling cable-news interviews. And always, always,
always making coffee. Do you have any idea how much coffee these people
need just to function? If some megalomaniac could figure out a way to
make all the world's coffee disappear, he could take over the planet in
Of course, a lot of it depends on who your
boss is. The Retributator? Total baby. God forbid somebody give him a
sandwich with the crusts still on. Nightwitch? Yeah, I'd spell that
last part with a capital B. I worked for her for three years and she
never bothered to learn my name. But General Freedom was a pretty nice
old guy. Low-maintenance, too. I spent most of my time loading pictures
of his grandkids onto his Smartparts 8" Digital Picture Frame.
he wasn't on a case, he loved to sit there and look at those 800×600
pics. "Look, here's little Kalen in a tutu," he'd say, tapping the
screen. "That boy's going to be a hell of a dancer someday." Later, I'd
wipe the fingerprint smudge off of the screen. It was easy, since the LCD
screen's covered by a pane of regular old glass. What wasn't always
easy was sitting through the endless slideshows of his grandkids. When
I say "endless", I'm not kidding. The frame can read directly from SDHC cards and Flash drives. But General Freedom was a sweet old man, so I didn't mind that much.
on the other hand, whew...in fact, this very same photo frame was the
catalyst for me quitting that job. She wanted to hang it on the wall of
her lair or whatever, which is fine, but it still had the power cord
hanging down to the outlet. And she didn't like that. I tried to
explain it had to be plugged in. She didn't care. She just expected me
to unplug it and make it work. And she started getting nasty about it.
So I was like "Conjure yourself up another flunkie. I'm gone."
A lot of people don't know this, but that's actually the origin of The Ogre. True story.
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A toaster in the sky. Sounds crazy, no? But in our little corner of
the web, shirt.woot, you might say every one of us is a toaster in the
sky--trying to heat up a couple slices of wheat without crashing to
earth and busting into a buhjillion pieces. It's no snorkle 'round the
shallow end, I tell you whut.
You may ask: What in the world
are we doing up there in defiance of Newtonian physics? Well, what
business is it of yours, really?
And how do we stay airborne? That I can tell you in one word: Idunno.
Wear this shirt: to confound all those squares who have to make "sense" out of everything all the time.
Don't wear this shirt: in the flying bathtub; you'll electrocute yourself.
This shirt tells the world: "I'm the toaster with the most...er."
We call this color: Royal Blue Air Farce
Design Placement: Centered
3X - S: 14" x 12.69" WXL - WS: 10.5" x 9.52" K12 - K4: 8.5" x 7.7"
OK, maybe it wasn't that clever. Point is, in the first half of the week, Wellington Vineyards took you on <a href="http://wine.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=8297">a journey through the recent past</a>
aboard a time machine powered by Zinfandel. Now it's time for a trip
through space. And this voyage will take us to three distinct corners
of the Wellington empire, in the form of three vineyard-designated
We hope you're hungry, because all
three of these Wellington Cabs are best enjoyed with food. And we hope
you brought something to eat, because the dining car's closed. Those
travel industry cutbacks, you know. And the Cheez-Its in our backpack
are for us. Sorry.
Wellington's been making wines from
Mohrhardt Ridge grapes for twenty years, Handal-Denier for ten, and
Karren for about eight. Despite the differences in terroir, all three
wines bear the stamp of the Wellington Vineyards "house style". They're
all unfined, clarified only by gentle racking and light filtration. All
three have formed, or will form, some sediment in the bottle as they
age. All three are age-worthy, with the Mohrhardt Ridge and
Handal-Denier Cabs typically peaking after 8-12 years, while the Karren
could probably stand 10-20. And all three taste better decanted: one to
three hours in the case of the Handal-Denier and Mohrhardt, three to
six hours for the Karren.
Sure, it'd be a lot more fun to
actually tour the Wellington grapeshed in person, stopping off at each
vineyard to see what sets it apart from every other patch of soil on
the planet. But that involves paying for gas, or plane tickets, or
teleportation fees, not to mention inventing a teleporter. With these
three wines, you can get there riding on nothing but your tongue. Not
literally, of course. That'd be disgusting and painful - in other
words, the exact opposite of experiencing the Wellington
Vineyard-Designate Cabernet Trio.
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Handal-Denier Vineyard
Mohrhardt Ridge Harvest: Nov. 5, 2005 at 24.4º brix
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Mohrhardt Ridge Vineyard, Sonoma Coast region
Cuvaison (time on skins): 24 days Aging: 15 months in 60 gallon French oak
Approx. 40% new
Alcohol: 14.4%, pH: 3.48
Residual sugar (RS): less than 0.1%
Production: 299 cases
Cabernet Sauvignon Mohrhardt Ridge Vineyard
Handal-Denier Harvest: Oct. 11, 2005 at 25.0º brix
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Handal-Denier Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Cuvaison: 18 days
Aging: 16 months in 60 gallon French oak
Approx. 40% new
Alcohol: 14.5%, pH: 3.60
RS: less than 0.1%
Production: 141 cases
Cabernet Sauvignon, Karren Vineyard
Karren Harvest: Oct.7, 2005 at 24.7º brix
100 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Karren Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
Cuvaison: 7 days Aging: 18 months in 60 gallon French oak