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Boo A Life in Baseball, Well Lived
Boo A Life in Baseball, Well Lived
Boo A Life in Baseball, Well Lived by Rick Cleveland and John Grisham. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Stephen King at the Movies
Stephen King at the Movies
Stephen King at the Movies by Jessie Horsting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Python Programming: The Crash Course for Python – Learn the Secrets of Machine Learning, Data Science Analysis and Artificial Intelligence. Introduction to Deep Learning for Beginners
Python Programming: The Crash Course for Python – Learn the Secrets of Machine Learning, Data Science Analysis and Artificial Intelligence. Introduction to Deep Learning for Beginners
Python Programming: The Crash Course for Python – Learn the Secrets of Machine Learning, Data Science Analysis and Artificial Intelligence. Introduction to Deep Learning for Beginners by Marc Matthes. Rated 2.7 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
PHP Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition
PHP Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition
PHP Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition by Rasmus Lerdorf. Rated 2.7 out of 5 stars, with 27 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Reconciliation Day (Bibliomysteries Book 30)
Reconciliation Day (Bibliomysteries Book 30)
Carter is a Bram Stoker collector/fanatic of questionable ethics. His purpose is to acquire the mythical first draft of Dracula with its additional texts that describe the Count's library and includes an "alternate ending." His quest takes him to Romania where he thinks the "Blue volume" is hidden. When he gets there all he has to do is steal it. But this is Romania, a place where gypsies issue curses and the legend of Vlad the Impaler is very alive.

I like the concept of the Bibliomystery series since I am something of a bibliophile. I take it that the purpose of the series is to take a text and write a story around it; in this case, the text is Dracula by Bram Stoker.

We are treated to short chapters from the alternative, mythical version of Stoker's novel, which were pretty interesting. There was also a lot of biographical about Stoker and bibliographical information about Dracula. Unfortunately, it seems that all of this detail is hogswallop. Stoker was not impoverished; although he died in poverty because of his ill health, he actually had a good living running a playhouse for Henry Irving, who the most famous actor of his time, which involved him in traveling around the world, as part of which he met American presidents and was friends with Arthur Conan Doyle and James Whistler. Stoker didn't write Dracula in a competition with a swindler; he worked on Dracula for seven years. It is true that the original manuscript of Dracula - then entitled "The Undead" - was found in 1980, but it was found in Pennsylvania. The typescript was purchased by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, not returned to Romania.

Messing with factual details like that is unfortunate.

Nonetheless, the story seemed to be moving along, until it neared its conclusion. What happened at the end? Was it a hallucination or something else, I couldn't tell. All in all, I found the ending to be a disappointment.

Your mileage may differ.
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography
I liked this unauthorised biography of Steve Jobs. I liked the unauthorised biography of Susan Boyle by Alice Montgomery too. I also read Susan Boyle's autobiography, which I enjoyed as well. Somehow these two unauthorised biographies held more allure for me. The Steve Jobs book was an interesting read. I thought at the beginning the author was anti Steve Jobs, but that impression went away as I progressed through the book. I have a lot of sympathy for the late Jobs, and understand that to lead is often not easy. He could see what was required and went for it. I admire the man. You can't please all the people all of the time? Many who worked for him recognised the need for this sometimes aggressive approach, but wouldn't have had it any other way in retrospect. The cover picture was an attractive feature, enticing me to buy. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Steve Jobs, or if you're just curious. In my opinion it's worth the read.
Finding My Virginity (Chinese Edition)
Finding My Virginity (Chinese Edition)
Finding My Virginity (Chinese Edition) by Richard Branson. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Richard Branson" category.
Donald Trump biography bio book
Donald Trump biography bio book
This book sounded fair positive than most of the left leaning Presidential biographies. The book read like a manuscript and did not have a Library of Congress record matching it. The font or typeset used a square when typing every "Q" and couldn't be cataloged for a library.
The Medal Or Cross of St. Benedict: Its Origin, Meaning, and Privileges
The Medal Or Cross of St. Benedict: Its Origin, Meaning, and Privileges
Do not buy this book! It is a xerox type copy of the original book and the pages are poorly copied leaving parts of the pages missing making it unreadable. I am decideing to send it back and pay the return postage or just throw it away. I bought a alternative copy (140 pages) that was transscribed and readable.
Bamboo Toothbrush - Gentle Soft, 8 Pack – Natural, Biodegradable, Eco-Friendly Toothbrush by MitButy
Bamboo Toothbrush - Gentle Soft, 8 Pack – Natural, Biodegradable, Eco-Friendly Toothbrush by MitButy
Recently my dental office confirmed my suspicion that the common toothbrushes we were buying that used to be "soft" were no longer "soft." In my search for an alternative I stumbled upon these. I have always wanted to move away from the plastic toothbrush but pricing was always too high and quality too low. No more! I took a chance on these and they were exactly what our family needed. They are the Goldilocks of toothbrushes. The bristles are soft, but not so soft that you feel like your teeth aren't getting cleaned. The size of the brush head is nice too, not too big and not too small. The quality seems great, and the best part - no more plastic! An added bonus - they fit in our toothbrush holders! Woohoo!!! I will definitely be buying these again.
Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition Officially Licensed Xbox One Controller: 4 Remappable Multi-Function Buttons - Hair Trigger Mode - For PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S - Black
Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition Officially Licensed Xbox One Controller: 4 Remappable Multi-Function Buttons - Hair Trigger Mode - For PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S - Black
 UPDATE 11/24/2017:
The audio bug I reported in my original review is now finally fixed. After working extensively with Razer support (who have been great) and two replaced controller it was finally determined to be a firmware bug as predicted. They issued a new firmware v1.02.00 which fixes the issue . So if you experience the audio bug I faced you should contact Razer support to get the firmware updater . I now full, 200% recommend this controller . The only reason I am not bumping my original rating from 4 stars is to recognize the existence of this initial (but resolved) issue

I'm an avid console FPS gaming enthusiast and spend a significant portion of my game time playing online competitive multiplayer games like Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 , Overwatch, Halo 5 etc. And just like me I'm sure you will come to a point where you'll realize that the stock OEM Xbox controller doesn't really cut it. Hence I have a amassed quite the collection of 3rd party controllers including my current favourite the Razer Wildcat controller (before using the Wolverine controller that is). For this review I will compare the new Wolverine controller to the Wildcat controller, how it feels in hand while gaming and reasons why I had initially chosen the Razer Wildcat over the Xbox Elite controller ( all of which apply to the Wolverine controller as well)

WHY I CHOOSE THE RAZER CONTROLLER OVER THE XBOX ELITE CONTROLLER
When I first purchased my Wildcat I had spent an embarrassingly large amount of time researching between it and the Elite controller and in the end it came down to this :
- If you read online forums, Reddit etc you'll quickly come to realize that the Elite controller is plagued with build quality issues and cheap plastic parts that break easily and on top of that the elite controller only has a 6 month warranty. These Razer controllers come with 1 year warranty. To me the the length of warranty told me all I wanted to know about the confidence each of the manufacturer had in their product
- The second thing that really seals the deal in favor of the Razer controllers (both Wildcat & Wolverine) is MECHANICAL buttons - You see even while costing $150 the elite controller had the same rubber domed ABXY buttons as the stock Xbox or any other cheap controllers. Rubber dome buttons do not provide the right feedback while intense gameplay as they tend to bottom out / fade away and 'stick' over time . Whereas the Razer controller feature proper mechanical switch ABXY buttons that are responsive , Clicky (just like a mechanical keyboard) and feature a very short travel distance and actuation time
- Well these two reasons were more than enough for me to look away from the elite controller

DESIGN & BUILD QUALITY
- From the first moment you unbox the Wolverine controller , open its velvet lined hardshell case and hold the controller in your hand - you realize that it just oozes with quality worthy of its asking price. It is neither too heavy nor too light , the matte finish plastic construction, triggers , trigger locks all feel solid and operate smoothly without any creaks and rattles
- Unlike the Razer Wildcat controller where you have to stick the rubberized grips yourself which is hard to get right , the Wolverine controller now features a permanent rubberized dotted grip which works out much better in practice without adding too much bulk. It is very comfortable to hold/squeeze even with sweaty palms
- The trigger stops are also better built and feel sturdier than Razer Wildcat controller
- The four rear buttons on the rear of the controller ( M3 to M6) are made of plastic and are also of the mechanical switch type with very short actuation distance and clicky operation. One thing I would like to point out is that the rear triggers/buttons on the Wildcat controller are made of metal whereas they have switched to plastics for the new Wolverine controller
- Another aspect where the Razer controllers are better than the Elite controller is their built in chat & program pad. You can quickly program the 6 customizable buttons without the help of any software and quickly change assignments on the fly . It can store two profile assignments and also adjust chat and game volume
- You can swap the rubber domed metal- thumbsticks , D-pad out to match your preference whether you like the stock xbox controller feel, taller wider or dome shaped thumbsticks - there's one for every preference. While the magnets that hold the thumbsticks and D-pad is strong they can still come out if the controller falls or is kept face down . Hence i would recommend some caution there
- The reason why most of the 3rd party controllers on the market today are wired (with the sole exception of modded stock $170+ Scuff controllers) is because Xbox One uses a proprietary wireless protocol for their controllers which is probably very expensive to license, so its hard to be critical on this controller for being wired. Having said that the included 10 Ft nylon braided cable is durable and long enough for most gaming setups and can easily reach your couch

PERFORMANCE, TRIGGER LOCKS & CUSTOM BUTTONS
- Lets first talk about the trigger locks as they're one of main game changers when compared to stock controllers, as they limit the motion of the RT/LT triggers right upto their actuation point and cutting their 'dead' zone by almost 75%. If you prefer high precision or semi-automatic weapons in your FPS games, then you can get in significantly more number of shots faster than you would on a regular controller. The importance of that in a tense encounter with another player cannot be understated. Also unlike the Wildcat controller you dont have to activate a special 'Hair Trigger' mode on this controller as some games do not accurately recognize trigger locks . The Wolverine controller does that automatically the moment you engage the trigger locks. Very convenient indeed
- The positioning for the additional shoulder buttons M1 & M2 is genius if you ask me and once you get used it , you will stop using the regular shoulder buttons LB & RB . That's because when your fingers are on the LT & RT fingers are already exactly where the shoulder M1 & M2 buttons are located . That way you can operate them without having to lift your fingers off the triggers - Another advantage in multiplayer
- The four buttons at the back M3 to M6 are ideally located and easy to reach , but it does take getting some used to for incorporating into your gameplay. But the thing is once you get used to it you cant do away with it - I find it very hard going back even to my Wildcat controller now!
- By default the rear triggers M5 & M6 are configured for two modes with the left rear trigger for a mode called 'Focus' which decreases the sensitivity of the analog sticks by half as long as you keep M5 pressed (you can fine tune this in the Xbox Synapse app) . This allows you to carefully line up those headshots using sniper rifles . Pressing the right rear trigger activates the 'Agile' mode which doubles the analog stick sensitivity for faster response. Once you get the hang using these two mode - It does give you yet another very tangible advantage over your opponent
- Of Course if you dont want to use the Focus & Agile modes you can always re-assign the rear triggers M5 & M6 to any button you like. Think of of it - With the four rear buttons you could map the entire ABXY buttons to them and never have to move your fingers off the thumbsticks and the triggers ! ( as even the shoulder buttons M1 & M2 are right there)
- Now for the Chroma lighting on the controller which I first thought was mainly gimmicky as you never get to see it while you are actually gaming - But it does look cool for onlookers. What changed my view of it was a lighting mode called 'Immersive' which lights up as according to the controller's vibrations ie say when you fire a weapon it lights up or when you are running . It does look very cool- Check out the small clip i made of it in action

AN ANNOYING BUG
- My only disappointment with this controller is a firmware bug I encountered where if you use the Wolverine to turn on the Xbox it does not activate the audio on the 3.5mm jack and you have to do literally unplug the controller and plug the controller back in to get audio. Sometimes even the controller fails to turn on when you power on the Xbox
- I contacted Razer support for this and they did RMA my first controller and since they did not have one in stock in their local warehouse they sent it to me from their Hong Kong warehouse with two day international shipping ! Kudos to them for that but even my second controller has the same issue.
- I am decking one star for this bug alone. And the reason why I am not taking away more stars is because it can be fixed via a firmware update (which just happens to not be available yet) and they had the other similar issues with their Wildcat controller at launch which was fixed by a later firmware upgrade. I just hope it comes soon enough
- I have the original Xbox (not the S) and this bug happens on Xbox on both power saving and instant on modes

FINAL THOUGHTS
So there you have it the Wolverine controller is miles better than their own Wildcat controller (and by extension the Xbox Elite controller) . It is so good that I dont like using my Wildcat anymore as it does give a very tangible edge to my gameplay and has better overall ergonomics and precision. The only thing I would like to caution you about is the audio bug I faced requiring you to unplug and replug the controller every time. I will update this review once there is a firmware update available but until then you'll have to decide if its a quirk worth living with or not. And according to me - It is...See you in the battlefield !
Game of Thrones Season 1
Game of Thrones Season 1
Vor etlichen Jahren einmal empfiehl mir die Buchhändlerin meines Vertrauens - da ich bereits so einiges an Fantasy Schmöckern ingestiert hatte - eine Buchreihe, die nicht sehr bekannt war.

Ein Lied von Eis und Feuer.

Und wie ich Feuer und Flamme für diese Reihe wurde. Zwar waren die Handlungsstränge noch weniger spannend und action-reich dargestellt, wie es zum Beispiel selbst der Herr der Ringe mehr davon hatte (und J.R.R. Tolkien war nun wirklich nicht für actionlastige Szenen bekannt), sondern vielmehr bekam man hier einfach unglaublich viele tolle, differenzierte Dialoge und vor allem Ideen präsentiert.

Hier erschuf jemand eine ganze Welt mit tausend verschiedenen Geschichten und wob sie zusammen. Und es funktionierte.

Als Jahre später dann noch eine Fernseh-Serie angekündigt wurde und mit außerordentlich großem Erfolg einschlug, war ich natürlich ziemlich glücklich darüber.

Und diese Serie hat - in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Buchautor - in der Breite sehr viel gut umgesetzt und insbeonsdere die Leistung von Sean kann hier hervorgehoben werden in der 1. Staffel.
The Spirit of the Border (RGV Old West Classic) Western Novel Large Print (Ohio River Trilogy)
The Spirit of the Border (RGV Old West Classic) Western Novel Large Print (Ohio River Trilogy)
I found this book typical of Zane Grey's early work -- very well done. In places it may have been weak on historical fact but it was based, in part, on his family history so that may have been the problem. Such discrepancies as I did find were not such as would distract from the enjoyment of a good Zane Grey book.

The cover illustration was poor in that it did not represent anything either in the book or in the time period of the story.

I liked it in spite of the cover.
Naruto, Vol. 40: The Ultimate Art
Naruto, Vol. 40: The Ultimate Art
Our 11 y/o is finally enjoying to read because of these books. I haven't the slightest clue as to what they are about, but he sure does and he loves them. No more fighting to get him to complete his 1 hour of mandatory reading/day. Often times, he can put the books down ( I am slowly buying him the monster collection of Naruto books that he has wanted.
Kate Hannigan (LITTERATURE GEN) (French Edition)
Kate Hannigan (LITTERATURE GEN) (French Edition)
An impressive debut novel first published in 1950. Catherine Cookson was a natural storyteller and the characters she created feel very authentic in the storyline and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. She writes about ordinary working class people living in the North industrial area of Jarrow and Shields and it gives a good account of British working class life around World War 1 period.
The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection [Blu-ray]
The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection [Blu-ray]
Despite Universal's amazing recent track record of 4k releases like Jaws and Spartacus, I was still sceptical about buying the Alfred Hitchcock collection on 4k. I also read a lot of comments online from people who had decided to wait for reviews before making a purchase. All i can say is, im glad i didnt wait! You can safely throw your standard blu rays away as this is now the only way to watch these films. Vertigo is my favourite Hitchcock movie and when this disc played for the first time in my player, the picture quality gave me a lump in my throat. It is that good! Its beautiful. It was like watching it for the first time. When the credits first roll up on Rear Window, my first thoughts were that it was going to be a depressing dud but as soon as the actual film starts its another cracker. A definite step up from the previous blu rays and the colour rendering is eye watering. There is definitely an uptick in picture quality with Psycho as well but it is not as apparent as the first two i mentioned. I have Its A Wonderful Life on 4k and that picture quality is better than what is represented here with Psycho. Thats not to say that Psycho isnt fabulous, it is, its an absolute cracker but there are better looking black and white films on 4k. I am not a serious expert reviewer and i dont calibrate my tv or anything like that, this is just my humble opinion for whats its worth. The final disc is The Birds and this one, whilst being a no brainer of a purchase and better than any other release of this movie, it does have its issues. The issues are obviously inherent to the original photography and not the restorations. Tippie Hedren's face for example, does appear to have a haze over it in a lot of scenes. Some scenes have that beautiful 4k-ness to them but the 4k does show up the primitive effects of the time and does diminish the smooth experience from time to time. Despite this, The Birds is still an amazing rendering on 4k, a definite step up and the only way to watch the film going forward.

I would strongly recommend this 4k collection to everybody, whether you are a Hitchcock fan or not. If you are not a Hitchcock fan, what an amazing way to introduce yourself to the genius of this man's movies. I would love to discover these movies for the first time on this format. If you are already a Hitchcock fan through and through like me, please be prepared. There maybe tears. To see the love and care that the studios have shown these films is so heart warming. Watching Vertigo is like having cattaracts removed and seeing the love of your life again after twenty years.

Those who are waiting for reviews of this collection, you are wasting precious time with your beloved films. Buy now, you wont be disappointed.
Monsieur A L'Envers (Monsieur Madame) (French Edition)
Monsieur A L'Envers (Monsieur Madame) (French Edition)
Histoire très rigolote ! Mes enfants de 4 ans ont adoré ! Nous avons pour habitude de lire un monsieur madame différent chaque soir, chacun de mes jumeaux en choisissant un qui l'intéresse, puis nous le lisons ensemble avant de se coucher. C'est une super collection que je conseille à tous les parents
Harry In Your Pocket
Harry In Your Pocket
There have been plenty of heist movies over the years and plenty of con game movies. But for those interested in a form of theft that’s more of a cross between a robbery and a grift, the choices are far more limited. In fact, you can probably count on the fingers of one hand the number of pickpocket movies that have been made and still have enough left over to lift a wallet. Among the most stylish of these is 1973’s “Harry in Your Pocket,” a film that works better as a primer on the artistry of the wire mob than as a drama or caper movie.

The wire mob is an organized gang of pickpockets and accomplices that rob unsuspecting marks of their pokes (wallets). These are just a few of the terms that viewers will pick up by watching “Harry in Your Pocket.” The Harry in question is played by James Coburn, and he’s such a smooth pro that he’s never been arrested. As the film begins, he arrives in Seattle and teams up with old vet Casey (Walter Pidgeon) to assemble a crew. Although Harry and Casey could seemingly have their pick of pros, Harry soon settles on Ray (Michael Sarrazin), a somewhat clumsy novice, and his girlfriend, Sandy (Trish Van Devere). It’s pretty clear to everyone that the reason the couple is along for the ride is that Harry has the hots for Sandy.

The plot of “Harry in Your Pocket” is relatively basic, and it all revolves around the rivalry between Harry and Ray for Sandy’s attention. However, that triangle is pretty much absent for the film’s middle hour, most of which serves as a tutorial on pickpocketing. Since an entire snatch takes up maybe 30 seconds, the movie features many of them, shown in sequence, and all of which follow the same basic scenario. Ray and Sandy distract the mark momentarily, usually by employing Sandy’s obvious physical charms or by one or both of them “accidentally” bumping into the target. Then Harry, the “cannon,” swoops in and takes the wallet, following which there are a series of handoffs before Casey finally makes off with it. Surprisingly, seeing some 20 or so variations on what is essentially the same theme never becomes boring here. Nor does the lengthy training montage that precedes the thefts, as Ray and Sandy learn their trade. That’s in large part due to Lalo Schifrin’s bouncy score.

“Harry in Your Pocket” was the only feature film directed by Bruce Geller, best known as the creator of the “Mission Impossible” TV series. He uses the same technique here as he did on the show, with lengthy, dialogue-free montages showing the characters in action. That formula worked on the series since the plots of episodes usually involved rather elaborate con games. Here, beyond the thefts, “Harry in Your Pocket” has very little to say. Admittedly, James Coburn and Walter Pidgeon are smooth pros as they deliver their pointers, and Trish Van Devere provides plenty of PG-rated eye candy. However, Michael Sarrazin is rather wooden, with his only significant facial expression a bug-eyed stare that is somewhat creepy. He is just not a compelling leading man here (despite his top billing, Coburn’s role in the film is definitely secondary). Further, Geller (or perhaps his stunt crew) is not skillful enough with the camera to show the actual mechanics of the lifts and handoffs. Instead, most of the grabs are just Coburn walking up next to the mark, followed by another series of close encounters as the wallet is handed off unseen from one member of the crew to another.

To fill up the remainder of the screen time in what would otherwise be about a one-hour feature, director Geller shows viewers plenty of scenery from Seattle and the Pacific Northwest as the characters move from one town to another. Yes, the views are often spectacular, but if I wanted to see the scenery, I would watch a travelogue rather than slow-motion scenes of Michael Sarrazin and Trish Van Devere feeding seagulls.

Although viewers usually get more of a suggestion of how pickpocketing works instead of a view of the actual mechanics, the lift sequences in “Harry in Your Pocket” are breezily entertaining. Further, Coburn and Pidgeon are a lot of fun to watch, as well. And, also, some of the 1973 dialogue in the film is unintentionally amusing when viewed from a 21st-century vantage point. (In one scene, the crew is ecstatically happy about having made over $1400 in a full day of work.) Still, the audience has to put up with lots of scenic but empty filler and lots more of a dull and empty performance by Michael Sarrazin. I’m giving “Harry in Your Pocket” a mild recommendation, but, as a caper film, it’s distinctly petty larceny.
Harry Potter 2466 Warner Brothers Jigsaw Puzzle, Hogwarts 1000PC
Harry Potter 2466 Warner Brothers Jigsaw Puzzle, Hogwarts 1000PC
I loved this jigsaw. The pieces are very solid and it`s a really attractive picture. Like many others I did the inside first because the edges are so very similar, they were quite hard to match. I also thought I had a missing piece but after scrabbling around on the floor I found it under a chair! Very good; I`m about to order another.
Naked in Garden Hills
Naked in Garden Hills
As Harry once said to me in conversation, "Naked in Garden Hills" is the best book I've written. Best book I'll ever write."
Baby Crib Mobile, Woodland Baby Mobile, Crib Mobile for Boys and Girls Nursery Decor
Baby Crib Mobile, Woodland Baby Mobile, Crib Mobile for Boys and Girls Nursery Decor
Be careful! Can be a choking hazard. My 8 month old wanted to touch the mobile. I allowed her to do so as it brought a smile to her face. I failed to notice when she touched it that the small tip of a bird’s tail feather came off and fell into her crib. It was small enough to be easily overlooked, but large enough that she could have choked. I’m glad I happened to notice it later in the day before she laid in her crib. The felt birds have tails that easily come apart. Do not let your little one touch the mobile and always check each piece. The tips of the tail feathers are not glued and are merely slid in slots. Please watch out! It is a beautiful mobile and I like it but I don’t recommend allowing your child to touch.
Bedtime Originals Twinkle Toes Monkey Elephant Musical Mobile, Pink/Gray
Bedtime Originals Twinkle Toes Monkey Elephant Musical Mobile, Pink/Gray
This mobile is adorable! The pink and grey colors are so happy and cute! The mobile spins so smoothly. The music is so crisp and lovely. There are multiple volume adjustments. The lowest is soft and perfect for sleep time. The loudest is pretty loud and great for catching babies attention. All of the melodies are soothing. The best feature is that this is battery operated (3 AAA batteries) so it plays for 20 minutes. It is not a wind up that ends after less than a minute.
Great mobile choice!
RUBFAC 130pcs Blue Balloon Garland Arch Kit, with Blue, White, Silver Metal Latex and Blue Confetti Balloons, for Background Backdrop Decoration of Shower Wedding Birthday Party
RUBFAC 130pcs Blue Balloon Garland Arch Kit, with Blue, White, Silver Metal Latex and Blue Confetti Balloons, for Background Backdrop Decoration of Shower Wedding Birthday Party
This was such a great, last minute purchase for my daughter's 3rd birthday party. It did take 2 people to put it all together, and I do recommend purchasing a small machine to easily blow up the balloons. The glue dots really didn't work, so we had to use some wire and Command strips to get the desired arch effect, but all in all, REALLY great variety of balloons and easy to blow up and pop into the plastic strip. (Also, as others have noted, make sure you put a few drops of water in the glitter balloons so that the glitter sticks to different side of the balloon and doesn't all fall to the bottom when hung).
Funny Party Pieces Abusive Birthday Balloons - Pack Of 12 Different Funny Offensive Balloons (For Him)
Funny Party Pieces Abusive Birthday Balloons - Pack Of 12 Different Funny Offensive Balloons (For Him)
Bought these for my Husband's big 3-0, and they were such a big hit! He thought they were hilarious and enjoyed having a photoshoot with them. These balloons are a great thickness, and withstood the test of us kicking them around our living room. I blew them up to this particular size, but I would say you could probably blow them up a little bigger without having to worry much about them popping. Go ahead and buy them! We had such a blast!
Yo Gabba Gabba Season 2
Yo Gabba Gabba Season 2
My toddler loves Yo! He isn't allowed to watch too much TV but we have GROWN to love this show and are okay with him watching it. Although repetitive, I love the music in this show. I hear my son singing along and he has started to dance along as well. We fell in love when we saw the celebrity cameos like Elija Wood and Hector Jimenez teach some silly dance moves and when there were guest bands like MGMT and the Shins. The characters are a little annoying but will grow on you but they have some killer dance moves so it makes it fun to watch. I like that there is not very much contention if any. Other kids shows seem a lot more about conflict but YO is just great lessons taught with music and laughter. They teach kids not to bite or throw things at their friends as well as tolerance for differences and to eat your veggies. My son is really understanding what is taught, when he throws things we just sing the "dont throw things at your friends song" and it TOTALLY WORKS. Overall an awesome show! My mother in law thinks it bizzare but the music coupled with a great message makes this a 5 star show!

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