(1) Acer Aspire AS6930-6067 or AS6935-6194 Core 2 Duo 2GHz 4GB DDR2 320GB DVDRW 16" LCD Vista Home Prem
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From the misty hollars of the Ozarks to the fruited plains of the Corn Belt, from the sophisticated, cosmopolitan boulevards of St. Louis to the stinking, ignorant backwater of Kansas City, Missourians don't like to make a big fuss over themselves, no sir. They don't need some gigantic screen or ridiculously huge hard drive or super-flashy video card. That's for those Fancy Dans over in Illinois.
No, Missouri will take just fine to the Acer Aspire 6390, which gets the job done without throwing a parade about it. This is no sequined trollop boogieing her spangled bosom in some Branson fleshpot. With its just-big-enough 16" screen, Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor, and 320GB hard drive, it's the Harry Truman of laptops: unassuming and unglamorous but ready to drop an A-bomb if duty calls. Fortunately, in this case the A stands for Acer. Or maybe Aspire. Definitely not atomic, if you're worried about that kind of thing.
Salus populi suprema lex esto, say the two talking bears on the Missouri state seal: "Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law." If you're wondering why bears are concerned with the welfare of humans, well, that's just how Missourians are. They look out for each other. And it's how Acer is, too. Packing features like 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM and integrated 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WLAN wireless into such an affordable laptop? That shows a commitment to the welfare of the people that even proud Missouri son Michael McDonald would be hard-pressed to match. (What, you don't know him? He's your brother.)
Like Missouri, the Acer Aspire 6390 isn't the biggest, or the most popular, or the prettiest, or the most powerful, or the cheapest, or the most expensive. But it's a calm, sober, reasonable middle-of-the-road compromise between potency and price, between power and portability. You might even call it a Missouri compromise.
Hey, August! Yeah, IAO IAO to you too, buddy! Listen, I just wanted to remind you about the cookout today. Right, I was setting out the potato salad and I figured maybe you forgot so... oh, there's a pasta buffet at the Flying Spaghetti Monster's place? No, no, I understand. You gotta network, right? It's hard in the publishing world these days. Listen, it's cool. We'll get together next week or something. No, no problem at all, I'll save you a burger. Right on. Talk to you soon.
James! Jimmy! It's Tulu! Yeah, I just wanted to tell you, we had a few cancellations, so if you're bringing any soda... oh. The pasta buffet. Yeah, I heard. No, no, I had that cookout thing today, I hadn't heard about... yeah, it's okay you forgot. We're old buddies, right? We don't have to see each other all the time! Listen, you have fun. No, I'm not jealous at all. He's brand new, of course he gets all the attention. Look, I'll just get someone else to get the soda. Hey, you too. Okay. Bye, James.
H.P.! My man, my man! Sounds like you're in the car! I knew you'd be coming, you're like my very best.... where? Aha. Ahaha. You're a kidder! Of course we're talking about my cookout! But I'm gonna need you to stop and pick up a two liter of... oh. The pasta buffet. No, no, I wasn't actually invited. Yeah, all the nerds are there, I bet. They used to be here. But now they're there. Well, I guess... I guess have fun, I guess. Maybe I'll just wrap up all this meat and freeze it. No, no, you don't have to come by later. No, don't, I mean it. I probably will just go to sleep early anyway. No, it's not depression, I'm just... just overworked. Yeah, I'm just gonna hang around ph'nglui mglw'nafh tonight, maybe listen to A Prairie Home Companion. But, you know, say hi to everyone there. It should be a real event. Okay, H.P. Okay. Bye. Yeah, soon, right. Soon.
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(4) Bonny Doon Ca Del Solo 2006 Sangiovese San Benito County
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Marketing-wise, Bonny Doon was a winery after our own hearts: irreverent, funny, always ready to drop a groan-worthy pun like Cardinal Zin. Their <a href="https://www.bonnydoonvineyard.com/">web site is pretty amazing</a>, too. And it worked, turning Bonny Doon from a small, countercultural labor of love into a mid-major operation. Then the ponytailed imp Randall Grahm remembered something. He loved wine a lot more than he loved marketing. The colorful labels and the witty newsletter were fun, but he didn't get into the wine industry to be a court jester the rest of his life.
So he sold Bonny Doon's two biggest brands, cut 2/3rds of the staff, cut output by 90%, and rekindled the flame of his original passion. Freed from the business-driven imperative to grow or die, Grahm was able to focus on making wines that he could be proud of. Wines guided by the principles of biodynamic, sustainable farming. Wines made with simple, traditional handcrafting methods. Wines whose appeal depended more on what was inside the bottle than what was on the label.
If this 2006 Bonny Doon Sangiovese is any indication, maturity suits Grahm quite well, thanks. Bonny Doon took some of that biodynamically farmed fruit from Gimelli Vineyard in San Benito County and turned it into a rich, complex red redolent of its iron-rich hillside origins. The earthy nose displays dried plum, cherry, creosote and wild game. Its palate of wild herbs, red fruits, and spice tones stand on a foundation of sour cherry acidity and firm tannins. Chicken wings, Italian sausage, pulled pork, BBQ ribs: hearty and flavorful cuisine deserves a hearty and flavorful wine like this. Hell, anybody who loves wine deserves one, too.
So this is what growing up tastes like, huh? Maybe it's not something to be afraid of after all.