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JavaScript 100 Tests, Answers & Explanations
JavaScript 100 Tests, Answers & Explanations
JavaScript 100 Tests, Answers & Explanations by Ray Yao , Ru. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
MongoDB in Action: Covers MongoDB version 3.0
MongoDB in Action: Covers MongoDB version 3.0
MongoDB in Action: Covers MongoDB version 3.0 by Kyle Banker , Peter Bakkum, et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Programming 60: C++ Programming Professional Made Easy & MYSQL Programming Professional Made Easy (C++ Programming, C++ Language, C++for beginners, C++, ... MYSQL Programming, MYSQL, C Programming)
Programming 60: C++ Programming Professional Made Easy & MYSQL Programming Professional Made Easy (C++ Programming, C++ Language, C++for beginners, C++, ... MYSQL Programming, MYSQL, C Programming)
Programming 60: C++ Programming Professional Made Easy & MYSQL Programming Professional Made Easy (C++ Programming, C++ Language, C++for beginners, C++, ... MYSQL Programming, MYSQL, C Programming) by Sam Key. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
MySQL 5.1 Cluster DBA Certification Study Guide
MySQL 5.1 Cluster DBA Certification Study Guide
MySQL 5.1 Cluster DBA Certification Study Guide by Jon Stephens, Mike Kruckenberg, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Fantastic Beasts: The Magizoologist's Discovery Case
Fantastic Beasts: The Magizoologist's Discovery Case
Fantastic Beasts: The Magizoologist's Discovery Case by Donald Lemke and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 180 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Three Weeks with My Brother
Three Weeks with My Brother
Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1229 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
STEPHEN KING BOOKS IN ORDER WITH SUMMARIES AND CHECKLIST - Stephen King Has Written Over 100 Novels and Short Stories: All Books Listed in Order - Checklist, ... and Summaries (Best Reading Order Book 105)
STEPHEN KING BOOKS IN ORDER WITH SUMMARIES AND CHECKLIST - Stephen King Has Written Over 100 Novels and Short Stories: All Books Listed in Order - Checklist, ... and Summaries (Best Reading Order Book 105)
STEPHEN KING BOOKS IN ORDER WITH SUMMARIES AND CHECKLIST - Stephen King Has Written Over 100 Novels and Short Stories: All Books Listed in Order - Checklist, ... and Summaries (Best Reading Order Book 105) by Avid Reader. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Rabia / Rage (Best Seller)
Rabia / Rage (Best Seller)
Rabia / Rage (Best Seller) by Stephen King. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Python Programming for Beginners: Crash Course
Python Programming for Beginners: Crash Course
Python Programming for Beginners: Crash Course by Martin Laredo, Chuck Shelby, et al.. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Machine Learning: 4 Books in 1: A Complete Overview for Beginners to Master the Basics of Python Programming and Understand How to Build Artificial Intelligence Through Data Science
Machine Learning: 4 Books in 1: A Complete Overview for Beginners to Master the Basics of Python Programming and Understand How to Build Artificial Intelligence Through Data Science
Machine Learning: 4 Books in 1: A Complete Overview for Beginners to Master the Basics of Python Programming and Understand How to Build Artificial Intelligence Through Data Science by Samuel Hack, Sean Antony, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP
Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP
Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP by Mark Safronov and Jeffrey Winesett. Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Flash MX Application & Interface Design
Flash MX Application & Interface Design
Flash MX Application & Interface Design by Jamie McDonald, Paul Prudence, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Data Mastery - SQL
Data Mastery - SQL
Data Mastery - SQL by Lauren Glass. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Date on Database: Writings 2000-2006
Date on Database: Writings 2000-2006
Date on Database: Writings 2000-2006 by Christopher Date. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
MacRuby in Action
MacRuby in Action
MacRuby in Action by Brendan G. Lim , Jerry Cheung, et al.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Programmer's Guide To Kotlin
Programmer's Guide To Kotlin
Programmer's Guide To Kotlin by Mike James. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Kotlin programming category.
William Faulkner Manuscripts 23, Volume I: The Reivers: Typescript Draft Copy
William Faulkner Manuscripts 23, Volume I: The Reivers: Typescript Draft Copy
Okay, so technically Flags in the Dust was published last but that was more a restoration of Satoris, his third novel, than a newer book.

I struggled a little with this book at the beginning. It started dynamically with Boon bursting in and showing the kind of impulsiveness that defines his character. I didn't trust that Ned's action with the horse and automobile would make any sense and the path through the train yard to the box car was tedious; as was the crossing of the mud hole. It wasn't until half way through that things started clicking for me and then I couldn't stop reading.

What makes this more accessible is also the novel's weakness. What's missing for me is the truly cinematic paragraphs where Faulkner places an image directly in the readers mind. I find that thrilling and never got that from this book.

However, the story itself is powerful. Lucius Priest, age 11, leaves on this adventure and returns four days later (as he counts it) changed. Faulkner brilliantly conveys the awareness of this change in the boy's mind when Lucius returns home and is surprised that home hadn't changed and wonders why he expected it. The theme is that of what makes a gentleman and what doesn't, and how Lucius filters through examples of both what is and isn't to cultivate his own code.

Names in Faulkner are always interesting. Lycurgus was a Spartan lawgiver and his name is given to the young black boy living with his mom and grandfather, the gentleman Uncle Parsham Hood. Everbe Corinthia sounds like Ever Be Corithia - in ancient Greece around New Testament times to be referred to as a Corinithian Girl was to be called a prostitute or whore; which is what Everbe is. But she has a heart and a desire for love and to quit. All things Faulkner treats expertly.

This is Comedy and in the ancient genre of Comedy things end on an up note where the characters in the play are not only restored but some are better off. Which makes this a less than usual Faulkner work and goes a long way to make this novel the most accessible I've read so far. (This is my sixth review, I've read 9 altogether).

When I was struggling with this book I thought I'd end up giving it a two or generous three star review. But having finished and ruminated for a day it's a definite four.
Amazon Income: How Anyone of Any Age, Location, and/or Background Can Build a Highly Profitable Online Business With Amazon
Amazon Income: How Anyone of Any Age, Location, and/or Background Can Build a Highly Profitable Online Business With Amazon
Very well done overview of all different aspects to make money online with Amazon. I was surprised by how many money making methods it covered. Some of the information is already out of date because things change very quickly on the river. However, basic information stays the same. And one of the best features of this book is it gives you just enough information to get started. Most online sellers will tell you that learning from your own experiences (mistakes) is part of the job. I consider this book a great reference tool.
Summary & Study Guide Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
Summary & Study Guide Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
From the title of this book to the last page, yes, oh yes, Sir Branson never disappoints. The book- Losing my Virginity - is predictable for anyone who knows Sir Branson, by reputation; quirky, funny, brave adventurer but above all A VERY REAL MAN! The stories in the book are easy to relate to as Sir Branson exposes the ins and outs of starting his most popular business - The Virgin Group, while balancing his life with friends/business partners and family. The full book is voluminous though, so I only read excerpts which appeared disjointed. But hey that made it even more interesting and funny as a true reflection of Sir Branson's very real persona. I loved his first attempts at hot air balloons and bluffing his way into Virgin's Records Distribution deals. The book is brave, honest and free spirited. An "all-American must read" because it reflects the true American spirit of adventure.... surprisingly from a Brit!!!
Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture From the Estate of Henry Ford II, Including Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "La Tasse de Chocolat" From the Henry Ford II Family Collection [Sotheby's NY, 12 Nov. 1990]
Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture From the Estate of Henry Ford II, Including Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "La Tasse de Chocolat" From the Henry Ford II Family Collection [Sotheby's NY, 12 Nov. 1990]
Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture From the Estate of Henry Ford II, Including Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "La Tasse de Chocolat" From the Henry Ford II Family Collection [Sotheby's NY, 12 Nov. 1990] by Sotheby's and A. Alfred Taubman. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Henry Ford" category.
UNDEFINED: A Journey from Syria to Europe as a Refugee
UNDEFINED: A Journey from Syria to Europe as a Refugee
It was a well-written book. Thought-provoking in multiple ways -- not only about the bigger picture of "the world is degenerating," but also in terms of creating and sustaining a supportive family and friend network, as well as the small things in life. The author's intelligence seeps through every sentence and there are multiple nuggets of wisdom, well-articulated humor, and just "plain old" good writing. My favorite was "we don't want to be submissive to society so that we are enslaved by it, but neither do we want to oppose it so that we are outcast." Highly recommend.
Washington: A Life
Washington: A Life
Wenn ein Autor es schafft, seine Leser über 900 Seiten hinweg derart zu fesseln, dann muss der Inhalt direkt aus dem Leben stammen. So viel Spannung kann sich kein Romanautor ausdenken. So erging es mir bei dieser vorbildlichen Biographie Washingtons von Ron Chernow. Schon auf den ersten Seiten holt Chernow den Leser in seinem Alltag ab und entführt ihn in eine Zeit und Welt, die ihm enorm vertraut erscheint, obgleich über 200 Jahre und ein ganzer Ozean dazwischen liegen.

Ron Chernow ist kein Historiker; und vielleicht liegt gerade darin seine Stärke, die ihm hilft, so zu schreiben, dass man sich das Beschriebene leicht vorstellen kann. Sofort ist der Leser zum Zeitgenossen im Haushalt George Washingtons geworden. Er erlebt die schwere Kindheit des Jungen mit, der mit 11 Jahren seinen Vater verliert und dessen Mutter unter der Last ihrer sich dadurch ergebenden Verantwortung schier zerbricht, was sich auch in ihrer überkritischen Haltung allen gegenüber zeigt. George seinerseits konnte seine Mutter nicht wirklich lieben lernen, da sie an allem von ihm etwas auszusetzen hatte, und entwickelte eine distanzierte Beziehung zu ihr, was sich etwa in der Anrede in Briefen zeigte, wenn er sie als „Honored Madam“ (also „Geehrte Dame“) ansprach. Er selbst entwickelte eine große Sensibilität gegenüber Kritik und suchte ein Leben lang nach Anerkennung.

Washington hatte keine höhere Schulbildung, vieles muss er sich selbst beigebracht haben. Sein Leben lang hatte er sich zur Strategie gemacht, mit großer Kraft an allen seinen erkannten Schwächen zu arbeiten, bis er sie beseitigen konnte. Doch eine seiner ganz großen Stärken war es, dass er sich sehr schnell in neue Informationen und Ideen hineindenken konnte. Das gab ihm immer wieder einen Vorsprung, den er sich zunutze machen konnte. Über inhaltliche Lektionen aus Washingtons Leben, die ich beim Lesen gelernt habe, möchte ich ein anderes Mal noch etwas expliziter schreiben.

Ich habe mich gefragt, was den Schreibstil von Ron Chernow so spannend, unterhaltsam und lehrreich zugleich macht. Vermutlich sind es zwei Komponenten, die sich gegenseitig verstärken. Zum Einen ist Chernow mit der seltenen Kombination aus einem sehr klaren Verstand und einer großen Vorstellungskraft ausgestattet. Er kann aus den Abertausenden von Seiten, die Washingtons schriftliches Erbe hinterlassen hatte, das Wichtige extrahieren und so aufbereiten, dass sich der Leser des 21. Jahrhunderts dabei etwas vorstellen kann. Zum Anderen nutzt er so extensiv die verschiedensten Arten von Inhalten und verknüpft diese auf eine so passende Art, dass es gar nicht auffällt. Er zitiert Briefe, erzählt Geschichten aus Washingtons Leben, setzt Zahlenreihen in Leben um, und hat ein großes Gespür für die Sprache unserer Zeit. Gleich zu Beginn des Buches setzt er den Leser in Kenntnis, dass er um der Verständlichkeit willen manche Briefzitate an das Englisch unserer Tage angepasst hat – und das ist genau richtig so. Die Biographie ist keine wissenschaftliche Abhandlung, sondern für den interessierten Laien unserer Tage geschrieben. Wer die genauen Zitate im Englisch Washingtons lesen möchte, findet immer die Quellenangabe dazu und kann es in der großen Werksausgabe selbständig nachlesen.

Die Biographie von Chernow ist keine Lobrede auf George Washington. Manchmal hat man das Gefühl, dass manche Biographien vor allem dazu dienen sollen, die großen Taten des „Helden“ in Szene zu setzen. Davon ist hier nichts zu sehen. Washington wird als Kind seiner Zeit dargestellt, und vor allem als Mensch, der sich im Laufe der Jahre – wie jeder von uns – verändert. Gerade wenn es um die Sklavenfrage geht (Washington besaß eine große Tabakplantage, die er später mit Weizen bepflanzen ließ; entsprechend hatte er auch eine stattliche Anzahl von Sklaven) oder auch um den Glauben (beides sind für mich besonders spannende Themen), ist Chernow ehrlich, beschönigt nichts und hält sich strikte an die eigenen Aussagen Washingtons. Der Autor wirbt nicht um Verständnis für seinen Protagonisten, sondern lässt ihn stehen – in all seinem Facettenreichtum und seiner Widersprüchlichkeit.

Sehr schön fand ich auch, wie Chernow beschrieb, dass Washington so ein typischer Amerikaner war, der sich selbst (oder besser gesagt: Sein „Image“ in der Öffentlichkeit) geschaffen und gepflegt hat. Und immer wieder überarbeitet und daran herumgefeilt. Das hat mich an die Benjamin-Franklin-Biographie von Walter Isaacson erinnert, in welcher es auch darum geht, dass die frühen Amerikaner Erfinder ihrer selbst waren. Auch bei Washington sind es seine eiserne Disziplin und seine Tugenden, welche ihm den nötigen Halt gaben, um sich selbst immer wieder neu zu erfinden und weiterzuentwickeln. Der erste Präsident der USA wusste bis zu seinem Tod, dass er noch unfertig war und gab sich große Mühe, sich zu verändern.

Fazit:

Ron Chernow legt hier eine meisterhaft geschriebene Biographie vor, die in verständlicher Sprache und mit großer Vorstellungskraft und klarer Treue zu den Tatsachen ein Bild der Vielseitigkeit George Washingtons zeichnet. Es ist kein Zufall, dass Chernow mit dieser Biographie den Pulitzer-Preis 2011 gewonnen hat. Er hat damit ein Beispiel gegeben, an welchem sich künftige Autoren von Biographien orientieren können. Ich gebe dem Buch fünf von fünf Sternen.
"louis armstrong hot fives and sevens"
"louis armstrong hot fives and sevens"
もともと『ザ・コンプリート・ホット・ファイヴ・アンド・ホット・セヴン・レコーディングス』という4枚組全89曲のCDで、1925年録音のホット5、1927年のホット7、 そして、1928年アール・ハインズ(P)を迎えて録音した曲がおさめられていたアルバムがありました。その中から18曲ピックアップしてできたのが、このアルバムです。ジャズの歴史を知るうえで貴重な資料ですが、「資料」にとどまらず、鑑賞にたえるすばらしい「音楽作品」であることが、このアルバムの素晴らしいところです。25年当時、彼らがすでに、ほぼ完成されたジャズを演奏していた。改めてルイ・アームストロングの偉大さに驚きました。1.2.3.4.が25年録音ですが、機械式録音だったようです。信じられないくらい「いい音」でびっくりします。10.11.が27年録音で、このときはマイクを通した電気式録音でホット5にドラムとチューバが加わった編成になっています。ちなみにホット5のパーソネルはルイ(コルネット)、ジョニー・ドッズ(cl)、キッド・オーリー(tb)、リル・ハーディン(p)、ジョニー・サンシール(バンジョー)で、CD裏側の写真の右端の女性は当然リル・ハーディンと思われ、当時すでにルイの奥さんだった人です。12.以降の曲にアール・ハインズ(p)が入っています。
12.「ウエスト・エンド・ブルース」は、いきなりルイのトランペット・ソロで始まりますが、それを「神が天才に一瞬微笑んだ時にしか生まれない奇跡だ」と仰っている方がいるくらい、まさに「神がかり」した演奏です。昔の作品ですので、仕方ないのでしょうが、曲によってレベルの差が結構あって、音が小さいのでボリュームを上げて聴いていると、次の曲で、どがーん!ときてびっくりすることがあります。楽しいですよ。できることなら、4枚組の「本物」(?)の購入をお勧めしますが、とりあえず、安いので、持っていて損はないと思いますよ、自称ジャズファンの方は。
「本物」に収録されている「捧ぐるは愛のみ」(アイ・キャント・ギヴ・ユー・エニシング・バット・ラヴ)をこちらにも収録してほしかったです。
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Music, like love, is a many splendored thing. Here's a man - our beloved Louis, who can't sing for [email protected]!?t, and yet when he puts his heart and soul into it the result is exquisite music right up there with the likes of Ella.
If you want a break from dixieland and want to hear this dear man sing Arlen, Cole Porter, Mercer, Gershwin and other ballads so expressively and with all his might, you will savor this very fine CD. Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Louis Bellson are terrific, too.
Just a silly thought - It would be fun if Louis had also done a CD with Oscar the Grouch. I want to hear their duets.
Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits
My dad said the problem with this record when it came out, back in the day, was that it didn't have "Positively 4th Street" on it. The collectors, though, all had to have it because of the different cover. This version has three songs not included on the American version, "She Belongs to Me" and "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" from "Bringing it All Back Home," and "Sooner or Later," from "Blonde on Blonde." So what? "4th St." is still not on it and since any serious Dylan fan already owns "Bringing it All Back Home," and "Blonde on Blonde," there is no reason to buy this CD. Still the material is outstanding, so I'm giving it three stars anyway.
Bob Dylan - Triumvirate (3X DVD SET)
Bob Dylan - Triumvirate (3X DVD SET)
This box set contains two packages;

Package 1. a) Tales From A Golden Age 1941-1966 a DVD. A documentary lasting 1h 25mins and contains no Bob Dylan input.
b) The Classic Interview Vol 1 CD. Containing three interviews given by Bob Dylan in 1965/6.

Package 2. In His Own Words a DVD. Containing 9 short/cut video interviews given by Bob Dylan between 1978 and 2004. The DVD lasts a total of 1hr 39mins. I like this DVD very much and would buy this total package for this disc alone.

I have followed Dylan since the 1960s and feel this box set would do better if it stated clearly what is in the box.

The second dvd is better than three stars..
AMOLEN PLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75mm, Glow in The Dark Blue 1 kg Spool
AMOLEN PLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75mm, Glow in The Dark Blue 1 kg Spool
Amolen flex is a great filament.
I printed a calibration cube and out of the gates it was more or less spot on.
No binding in the extruder, no adhesion problems nothing. As a long term user of flex filaments this was by far and away the easiest to tune.
On my first "real" print I ran the first hundred or so layers at a conservative speed. As no feed issues materialized I managed to ramp it up to 120% of the speed normally reserved for my flex profile and still everything appeared fine.
The print completed and on the surface it had a beautiful silk sheen. It stuck to the build plate without lifting (yes I have had one flex that I couldn't get to stick) yet pulled away without me having to pry with a blade.
So far so good. My first issue is with supports. It's not uncommon to have difficult to remove supports with Flex, some however do peel off easier than others. This unfortunately is not one of those. I had a devil of a time cutting away excess material. This is not for the feint hearted, scalpel swishing like Zorro, pliers pulling like The Marathon man.
Ultimately what I was left with was a somewhat less pretty print with lots of battle scars as a reminder of the vicious battle that had taken place.
I would not let that stop me using or recommending this filament, I'll just be extremely careful hos I use supports going forward.
I can't stress how easy this was to print though, so it is still top of the class for flex.
My second grumble is with the range of colours and roll sizes in the U.K
On the one hand a .225kg roll @ £12 is an ideal purchase if you just want to test the water without splashing out up to £40 on a roll. On the other hand if you want a Kilo it's actually more expensive than most other TPU/TPE flex filaments. Couple that with the fact that it only comes in Henry Ford..... oh dear. I want colour and lots of it.

Pro's -
It prints well, I mean really well and really easy.
It's not as flexible as Ninjaflex, but it does squeeze enough for most applications.
The 2 free samples were appreciated.

Cons -
Unless you have really good control in your Slicer, supports are going to be hell to remove.
Tiny rolls, c'mon at least give us half a Kilo.
Black, you have to love the black or it's not for you.

Well done Amolen, you're on to something good here. Now give us U.K users some colour options.
Imagine by Rubie's Child's Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Set Costume, Small
Imagine by Rubie's Child's Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Set Costume, Small
My 6 year old grandson liked it but it was a little small for him (he is average sized) and the glove is not a solid piece but rather a piece that covers the front of your arm with elastic in the back to hold it on. It’s not bad for the price but I was disappointed in the quality.
Marvel Avengers Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Ceramic Coffee Mug| 20 Oz
Marvel Avengers Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Ceramic Coffee Mug| 20 Oz
the overall look of this is so awesome! there were some glue strings on it I had to remove, and some globs of hardened glue i had to scrape off carefully with an Exacto knife, and one of the stones was loose so i glued it. if giving as a gift (which i did) just give it a good once-over to make sure all stones are secure. it still gets 4 stars from me because of how awesome it looks, even though you should'nt have to "fix" a brand new item. the gift recipient was head over heals for it. it makes an impression and is a great gift. not sure how sturdy, bc it was a gift so don't know if they are actually using it as a mug or for display only.
Tiny Toon Adventures Season 1
Tiny Toon Adventures Season 1
THIS DVD PLAYS ON REGION 2 DVD PLAYERS.

Now, this series is the last of any of Looney Tunes knock off that was decent. This set is a nostalgic no holds barred parody and really a salute to the original Looney Tunes.
A pop culture packed show, which runs for 20 odd minutes a time with cut scenes of modern culture and culture parodies.
The set isn't held with an iron fist by censors like today, which is crazy to believe that this series is around 20 year old.
You get characters which are at a university taught by veteran Looney Tunes characters, starring the talented Charlie Adler (Cow and Chicken, Ahhh real monsters) and we have Buster Bunny and Babs Bunny(no relation) in the starring roles, a parody of Bugs Bunny. Plucky Duck is a parody of Daffy Duck... You get the idea The show goes into university days of these characters.
The show is fun and surprisingly not dated. The jokes still hold water today, mainly because they're recycling the classic Looney Tunes ways, but the set is still so much fun to see these cartoons again.
The set contains 4 discs and 1 is double sided (I hate double sided discs) with a nice box styled box and easy to navigate menu's. With a Play All option and episode selection and language selection (ask if you want to know specifics for that)
This set is the start, from the pilot, to the first half and I'd say the better half of Tiny Toons. But don't let that put you off the second half of season 1. It has some brilliant episodes.

here is the episode break down.

Disc 1
The Looney Beginning
A Quack in the Quarks
The Wheel O' Comedy
Test Stress
The Buster Bunny Bunch
Her Wacky Highness
Hollywood Plucky
Journey to the Center of Acme Acres

Disc 2
It's Buster Bunny Time
Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night
Looking Out for the Little Guy
Starting From Scratch
Citizen Max
Furball Follies
Hare Raising Night
The Acme Acres Zone

Disc 3
Life in the 1990s
Rock n' Roar
Prom-ise Her Anything
Hare Today,Gone Tomorrow
Cinemaniacs
You Asked For it
Gang Busters
Wake Up Call of the Wild

Disc 4 side 1
Buster and the Wolverine
You Asked For it part 2
Europe in 30 Minutes
The Wacko World of Sports
Rainy Daze
Fields of Honey
Sawdust and Toonsil
Spring in Acme Acres

Disc 4 side 2
Psychic Fun-Omenon Day
The Wild World of Elmyra
A Ditch in Time

This set also looks un-cut, so if you have any questions, leave a comment.
Dearborn, Michigan
Dearborn, Michigan
Provides a quick perspective on the amazing city of Dearborn along with differing perspectives and cultural beliefs.
Black Panther (2018) (4K UHD)
Black Panther (2018) (4K UHD)
Black Panther may be one of the most important movies of the year because of its cultural significance, but compared to some other MCU movies it is somewhat lacking in the actual filmmaking and storytelling. Black Panther explores the origin story of T'Challa, expanding on the character first introduced in Civil War.

Black Panther is a solid origin movie that resembles the early MCU's 'Phase 1' movies, in the best and worst ways, due to the all too familiar plot beats, but the new, interesting and strikingly unusual setting and plot devices make for an entertaining experience.

As for the 4K/UHD Blu-ray itself, the UHD BR offers a moderate but not dramatic leap over the regular Blu-ray, with the most notable improvement being the deeper, richer colour palette. The richer colours and range of blacks and brightness become abundantly clear during certain dark scenes in the movie, in which the blacks are inky and the small sources of light and colours pop. A noteworthy moment is the car chase scene, in which the street lights and signs, illuminated shop banners, and car, water and window reflections all shine and shimmer immaculately.

4K UHD Blu-Ray Specifications:
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision + HDR10
Colour Gamut: Wide/WCG
Original Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1

Subtitles:
English SDH, French, Spanish, Korean, Thai

Blu-Ray Disc Extras:
·Commentary
·Featurettes
·Deleted Scenes
·Gag Reel
·Roundtable
·Trailers
Marvel Legends The Avengers Cool Black Panther Desk Lamp Marvel Hero 3D LED RGB 7 Color Change Night Light USB Lamp for Child Kids Boy Gift Christmas Present Home Decor(Black Panther)
Marvel Legends The Avengers Cool Black Panther Desk Lamp Marvel Hero 3D LED RGB 7 Color Change Night Light USB Lamp for Child Kids Boy Gift Christmas Present Home Decor(Black Panther)
I vaguely remember reading a review about how this is cheap & breaks easily. I have no clue what they're talking about.

I purchased this a week or two into COVID, because my son finally admitted he won't sleep in his bed as he's afraid of the dark. So I love this; ok more correctly, my son loves it. But he's a 5 y/o Black boy looking at a Black superhero, what's not to like? He video calls friends, ask what color they want & cycles through it. I tuck him in & ask what color he wants & selects it or insists he can set it himself- the way is room is set up, that requires he gets out of bed & I wonder why I bother to tuck him in. But hey HE LOVES HIS BLACK PANTHER NIGHT LIGHT & I love my sleep.

There is a remote & yes its finicky. Apparently you need to aim it at a specific spot on the base for it to work. But I don't bother. It's his night light. Yes, I could get up & turn it off at night using the remote to not actually enter his room, but its a LED light, so could last like 20 years. This isn't meant to be a family heirloom (its ok if it is, but I really just want him in his own bed). And yes, it would be nice to instantly set the color & go about my night, but honestly the extra 3 seconds justs lets me fuss about the cleanliness of his room... Besides if we're being honest we'd probably loose the remote numerous times before I'd breakdown, attach velcro to it & the dresser, but even then it would probably go missing...

There's also a really small Black Panther shaped light that attaches to something (I'm guessing a computer) via a USB port. But we haven't used that yet. No special reason, I've set it aside a a reward.

So on to why I love this 1) I get him out of my bed 2) he loves it 3) it works. 4) it's like buying one thing & getting another free 5) he loves it (I know I already mentioned it, but its worth mentioning again) 6) his superhero keeps the monstrous villians away, so we can sleep. That's enough.
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 18
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 18
Ranma 1/2, vol. 18 is one of the best in the series. With lots of humor! Humor, that's something that I look for in a book, it's whacked out funny, with a small twist, raging hormones (e.g.: Jealousy), and action filled fun. Though some people may find it stupid, and character situations farfetched, and (I quote my friend) "It's about SEX-CHANGE! What's so funny about that!?" Ranma 1/2 isn't really all that interesting until you are explained about the characters, then once you get the characters, and read the story, you will find it funny.
In volume 18, Ranma's fear of cats is having him in a case scenerio of Shampoo's life, or running away. In the 16th book, Akane gets kidnapped, and what's Ranma supposed to do when his beloved fiancee gets kidnapped? Vol. 2, what does Ranma do when his first kiss is given by an unwanted person (Seriously, what would you do if you were kissed by... Ahem, back to the review). With all these new characters, and odd (Not to mention funny) twists, more fiancees, and more people after the fiancees, it's a great Manga for after a day of stress, and annoyances.
But also, be warned, if you're not into major obesessions, don't read it. But if you want more pleasure, in your life, and don't really care, then by all means, read it!
War and Peace - Война и мир (в 4-x тoмax, тoмa 1 и 2) (Russian Edition)
War and Peace - Война и мир (в 4-x тoмax, тoмa 1 и 2) (Russian Edition)
I was so happy just to find it at all. I've been looking for years! I got the English copy first and wanted to have the Russian copy to compare. It's a beautiful looking book and 4 volumes come in 2 different books so it isn't bulky. I was then contacted by email to see if I wanted volume 3 and 4 and was thrilled to have the complete set. All was in great condition and the whole process was very fast.
DEAN KOONTZ BOOKS LISTED IN ORDER WITH SUMMARIES, ORDERING INFO AND CHECKLIST : Dean Koontz Has Written Over 100 Novels and Short Stories - All Books Listed ... and Summaries (Best Reading Order Book 72)
DEAN KOONTZ BOOKS LISTED IN ORDER WITH SUMMARIES, ORDERING INFO AND CHECKLIST : Dean Koontz Has Written Over 100 Novels and Short Stories - All Books Listed ... and Summaries (Best Reading Order Book 72)
Best-selling American thriller novelist Dean Koontz (born 1945) authored over 100 books, 14 of which were number 1 New York Times best sellers and 17 films were made of his books. He writes suspense thrillers, horror tales, fantasy, science fiction, mysteries, and satires. He wrote using ten pseudonyms.
He wrote 3 Mike Tucker books, 2 Moonlight Bay, 2 Santa Twin, 9 Odd Thomas, 5 Frankenstein, 2 Innocence, 3 Jane Hawk, and 85 standalone novels. Also 6 short stories, 4 story collections, 3 Odd Thomas graphic novels, 3 other graphic novels, 2 picture books, 6 non-fiction books, and an anthology.
Avid Reader really knows books. Readers wanting to know what authors wrote, with a good summary of each book, will find no better source than Avid Reader who is clearly the queen of Best Reading Order Books. She completed over 100 of these very helpful books. All of the 100 books are available on Amazon and elsewhere.
Her books are easy to read, easy to use, and contains a wealth of the kind of information we want to know. They give us (1) a list of the author’s books with a good to-the-point summary of each, including the date of publication, (2) a link for each book to Amazon, making it easy for us to purchase the book as well as see what reviewers wrote about the book, (3) a checklist that we can use to mark those books that we read, and (4) a list of other books available in the Best Reading Order Series.
Best Laid Plans
Best Laid Plans
Liked this one. Light entertaining read, especcially since I got an audio CD to listen while I commute. If you like sweet romantic fantasies, this one is for you. Strong, complicated, prefessional, educated, fiercely independant heroine; sweet, caring, strong-willed man, who knows what he wants from the get-go. Hot steamy sex, sweet pleasant ending. I only felt that he 'throws her over the shoulders' or 'corners her' somewhere a few too many times. But if you like the alpha-male types who take control and follow with a gentle kiss, then you will like this book.
Matagorda: A Novel
Matagorda: A Novel
Louis L'Amour is an elegant and elegiac writer, who can capture the smell of the forests, the taste of the dust on the trail and the sweat of the protagonists'. His stories are - perhaps - a little old-fashioned for contemporary society but are thrilling and well told. His is a world of heroes and villains, of slow talking quiet men, of virginal and attractive women yet women who are as in tune with the old west as the men are; women who can handle a gun as well as a saucepan. His works are enthralling, covering the wide sweep of the opening and settlement of the old west and are judged to be as accurate as possible within the need for an exciting tale. I have read all of his books several times and return to them often.
The Case of the Lucky Legs (Perry Mason Series Book 3)
The Case of the Lucky Legs (Perry Mason Series Book 3)
This Perry Mason happens to be the 3rd of the series. Maybe thats why it is so different than the others I have read. It is almost like its not the same Perry Mason at all!

I guess Gardner still hadn't found the rythm or the pattern that his later works reflect. The interpersonal relations between Mason and Della, Mason and Drake are so different here! Drake is more of an equal than an accessory and Della is more girlish and frightened in this case. There is no scent of that dashing, confident, sly, persistent side kick, that I have grown to love so much. I guess as in real life, the characters were still young and fresh in Gardner's mind during this book. Still trying to find themselves.

What were thankfully same here as in the other books of the series, were Mason's grit, determination and cunning, and his habit to stick his neck all out for his clients. They remain true all throughout the series.

I see that Gardner has attempted to try and give Mason many characteristic actions which he might have thought are a benchmark for a successful mystery. Too many words have gone in describing these gestures which are, to be frank, unnecessary. Thankfully, he abandoned these later.

Another place where this case differed majorly was, the entire arrangement of the case. There was too much running around and sleuthing happening here. For the 1st time (at least to my eyes), another private detective was hired to keep a watch on Drake! Two agencies hired by Mason here! Plus, all his detecting! Too much!

I felt something amiss initially and many times through this book, like, something very very wrong... But, once I consciously decided to keep all my idea of a typical Perry Mason mystery aside, and read this book as a stand alone, fresh book, I could, comparatively read it easier.
Stealing Kisses
Stealing Kisses
Janet Dailey has a way of writing that will having you laughing until your stomach hurts. There's always spunky women trying to keep the macho men at arms lengths, but the men are quitters by any means. And tell me... who wouldn't love to have some big hunky guy hot on their heels? In this book we are fortunate enough to not only get one book, but two for the price of one. Both books a really great. Take a chance and try this. If you aren't laughing by the time you get through the first few chapters, I'll gladly eat my hat!
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 38: Le Sorcier Babidi (Dragon Ball (sens français) (38)) (French Edition)
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 38: Le Sorcier Babidi (Dragon Ball (sens français) (38)) (French Edition)
L'action est omniprésente dans ce numéro 38 . Babidi se montre très cruel (surtout envers ses associés), San Goku se bat contre Végéta,...
Les combats s'enchainent et plus on descend les étages plus les ennemis sont puissants.
L'humour n'est pas en reste grâce à Trunks et Sangoten. Leur combat contra Satan est très drôle.
Un vrai plaisir à lire.

Je le conseille

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Naruto - Tome 44 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
Naruto - Tome 44 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
C'est ça la force de la série Naruto ! Partant d'une histoire relativement simple, cela se complexifie au fur et à mesure et surprend le lecteur sans cesse et donne cette frénésie de lecture. L'auteur arrive à mêler humour, action, drame, romantisme et moult autres ingrédients qui font que l'on n'arrive pas à décrocher. Le seul souci est que l'on se retrouve vite à la fin du manga frustré de ne pas pouvoir enchaîner avec la suite. Les retournements de situations et les "cliffhangers" (pour parler chébran) entretiennent un intérêt qui ne faiblit pas. Naruto parviendra-t-il à accéder au niveau supérieur et ainsi vaincre Pain et ses acolytes ? Le temps va sembler long jusque décembre, date de parution du volume suivant !
The Gospel According to Dan Brown
The Gospel According to Dan Brown
This idiot chides Dan Brown for assuming he knows everything... and then himself assumes he knows everything. At least Dan Brown did some research.

Here's some little gems from this:

"Brown (via Langdon) assumes that members of "satanic cults" are NOT of a "devil-worshipping" nature, but this is something that should be proven rather than assumed (37)." p.163

What makes Dunn think Brown was assuming that? Could Brown's assertion possibly have been based on research? I'm betting Dunn is the one who's making the assumption that Satanists do "worship the Devil." He can't wrap his mind around the idea that we don't, so naturally, he assumes that Brown was making an assumption.

Want to know if we worship the Devil? Just go ahead and ask us. We'll be straight with you. The only reason they don't ask is because they're afraid of what they may hear. Brown at least has the guts to talk to his subjects (as he did with the Masons.)

Dunn goes on to insist that it's entirely reasonable to believe that not only do God, angels, the Devil, and demons exist, but they are literal anthropomorphic entities. He goes on to say "The ramifications aren't so laughable; in fact, they're kind of disturbing."

No, they are laughable, and saying that they aren't doesn't make it so. It's incredibly primitive and childish to think that Justice is LITERALLY a blindfolded woman holding a sword and scales, or that Death is LITERALLY a cloaked skeleton with a sickle, or Love is LITERALLY a winged baby with a bow and heart-tipped arrows. Imputing human characteristics on transcendent concepts is a means of putting them in terms one can understand, but taking them literally betrays a stunted cognitive capacity.

"After all, abstractions are much easier to control--much safer than people, much safer than God, angels, and demons."

Which do you feel more threatened by: a literal cloaked skeleton with a sickle, or Death as a concept? If you answered the former, you're too small-minded to grasp the implications of death. Which means more to your relationship: an arching cherub, or Love as a concept? If the first does, you probably haven't experienced as much as a junior high crush on someone.

So why on earth is a white, bearded geezer in a nightgown holding a lightning bolt more venerable to Dunn and Bubeck than the concept of an infinite Creator beyond human comprehension? Maybe they're still in Kohlberg's first stage of development. Perhaps they can't imagine anything beyond themselves, or a God that looks just like them.
SAS 17 Amok à Bali (French Edition)
SAS 17 Amok à Bali (French Edition)
collectionneur assidu je me rachéte en ce moment l'intégrale des SAS avec les nouvelles couvertures, mes anciennes éditions ayant mal vécu au fil des déménagements. Toujours autant de plaisir de me plonger dans les aventures de Malko Linge et les analyses géo politiques plus affûtées qu'on ne le croit de feu Gérard de Villiers. Mais si les nouvelles couvertures sont belles je pense que ces rééditions sont faites en low cost ce qui entraîne plusieurs coquilles grossières pratiquement à chaque page et gache beaucoup la lecture
The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel
The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel
This book could have some hugely profound points. It could be a literary transcendental masterpiece. If that is the case, it was unfortunately wasted on me.

What bothered me about the book:
1. An unrealistic setting. The utopian province of Castalia was void of all girls or women. If it weren’t for a few appearances by Plinio’s wife (i.e., she who has no name) and some incidental characters (a servant, the mention of prostitutes), all of whom are outside the realm of Castalia, this book would take place in an entirely all-male world. As profound and transcendental the purpose of this book seems to be, such an environment made it seem quite one dimensional.
2. Repetition. Concepts were worded and reworded and then reworded again in so many ways to drive a concept home. It was tedious. I wanted to skip over chunks of rehashed description, which defeats the purpose of reading a novel.

What impressed me about the book:

1. The Game. Hesse described a game that in reality doesn’t exist and in the novel is at best nebulous, yet somehow is made tangible and alive.
2. Knecht. Being just a regular person, I have practically no insight into how someone can live a life of austerity and extreme discipline. Knecht’s compulsion for devotion to the Game and the creativity involved in its design was well brought to life.

I found this book a bit of a slog and would not recommend it, unless you liked The Celestine Prophecy.
Hammer the Toff
Hammer the Toff
When I was a boy (which is back when films were often in black and white and screened in cigarette smoke filled auditoriums with seats on one level that allowed men and women to wear hats blocking your view), I saw a movie made from this storyline of this book. Years later I came across an old news item about a pirate radio engineer who was arrested in Glasgow for a real-life attempt to carry out the wishes of the Kray Twins, that reminded me of this book. So I bought it. I was then reminded of the successful assassination of a Soviet citizen in London using a similar methodology. I wonder if the real stories found their origins in this book, or whether this novel found its plotline in even earlier real-life murders? As a novel it rates poorly in both style, content and complexity, but it suited my purpose and that is the reason I bought it.
Seven Days To Death: (Writing as JJ Marric) (Gideon of Scotland Yard)
Seven Days To Death: (Writing as JJ Marric) (Gideon of Scotland Yard)
This is hugely enjoyable. Creasey was an excellent writer with involving and believable plots. I am working my way through the series. 5 stars for the writing. However BIG warning. There are so many typos, wrong words, random punctuation and a complete absence of any proofreading throughout the book. I notice that the book was printed by Amazon. Is this where the problem has crept in? Hard to believe in a book that is almost 60 years old and must have been through many editions. Can the publisher do something about it please. And the same problem to a lesser extent exists in some of the other books in the series. I just started A Backwards Jump and in the very first paragraph it describes traffic coming to a standstill at traffic fights - I assume it should be lights!
Black Notice: Scarpetta (Book 10) (Kay Scarpetta)
Black Notice: Scarpetta (Book 10) (Kay Scarpetta)
When reading other Amazon reviewers' comments about some of Patricia Cornwell's more recent Scarpetta novels, I couldn't see how they could be right when they gave them below average or negative reviews. This book however showed me that they unfortunately were correct.

The story begins when Scarpetta is called to a crime scene where a body that has been transported from another country has been found in a storage unit. This isn't any ordinary case though as there are strange wolf-like hairs found on the body and some writing is on the wall of the unit. Just as Kay begins to think this is an isolated incident, another body turns up with the same hairs found on it. Also her pal Marino has been demoted by a new chief detective on the squad which leaves him feeling bitter and more rebellious than ever. Kay's nice Lucy is on an undercover and very dangerous assignment in Miami too, which in effect causes problems in their relationship.

Phew - this was a hard book to finish! I've always found the Scarpetta books to be fast-paced and exciting from the opening chapter, this however was incredibly slow and un-eventful. The case she was working on was very uninteresting, the characters all seemed to have been exaggerated on their most annoying flaws, which made this very difficult to enjoy. Kay in particular has became one of the most unlikeable, arrogant and petty characters I have ever came across in this one.

I just hope this was a one-off bad novel as there are a fair few more for me to get through and I have loved all of the previous books in the series so far. Overall, I would perhaps avoid this one, especially if you've not read the rest of the series.
The Spring Girls: A Modern-Day Retelling of Little Women
The Spring Girls: A Modern-Day Retelling of Little Women
Man kann "The Spring Girls" als eigenständiges Buch lesen, ohne "Little Women" von Louisa May Alcott zu kennen und wird sicher Spaß an dem Buch haben. Wirklich interessant wird es aber, wenn man das Original kennt und vergleichen kann. Für mich war es der Reiz, die vier Schwestern in einem modernen Setting zu erleben, in der Hoffnung, möglichst die Original-Charaktere wiederzuerkennen, die mich zum Kauf bewogen haben.

Todd kürzt Alcotts Original-Fassung inhaltlich deutlich ein, letztlich geht es in den Spring Girls um die vier Schwestern Meg, Jo, Beth und Amy, die - zwischen 12 und 19 Jahren alt - ihren Weg von kleinen Mädchen zu jungen Frauen finden müssen und dabei vornehmlich über die Liebe stolpern. Und es geht um ihre Beziehung zueinander. Viele der kleinen und größeren Geschichten, die den Mädchen in Little Women zustoßen, lässt Todd ganz weg oder deutet sie vage an. Was schade ist, weil es den Mädchen einige ihrer Facetten nimmt, aber, so erklärte die Autorin in einem Interview, das Buch wäre sonst wohl doppelt oder dreifach so lang geworden. Somit müssen die Leser sich mit einem Teenager-Liebesroman anfreunden, in dessen Fokus die vier Schwestern stehen.

Wie gut Todd die Charakterisierung der einzelnen Schwestern gelungen ist, ist sicher diskutierbar, ich halte sie im Großen und Ganzen für gut gelungen. Megs Verhalten mag im ersten Moment irritieren, bedenkt man aber, dass auch in der Gesellschaft in den letzten 150 Jahren Veränderungen stattfanden, ist vieles davon gut nachvollziehbar. Und die Veränderungen regen an, darüber nachzudenken, wie die Mädchen im Original porträtiert wurden, welche Sozialisation sie erfahren haben und was tatsächlich den Kern ihres Charakters ausmacht.

Ein bisschen schade fand ich Todds Entscheidung, im Gegensatz zu Alcott insbesondere gegen Ende des Buchs Handlungsstränge auf sehr erwartbare Art und Weise enden zu lassen. Sonst war ich aber recht zufrieden und würde mich freuen, wenn Todd ihre Andeutung aus einem ihrer Interviews wahr macht und es noch Folgebände geben wird.
My Week with Marilyn (Blu-ray)
My Week with Marilyn (Blu-ray)
Simon Curtis directs his magnum opus with his 2011 movie My Week with Marilyn. Curtis captures the most beautiful lighting in his excellent cinematic shots. Curtis' cinematography is compelling all the way into this sweet drama. Lovely scenes set up with care give way to powerful performances in this emotional biopic of an older Marilyn Monroe.

Michelle Williams is the real star of My Week with Marilyn. Williams portrays Marilyn Monroe with a seductive charm as well as a curious sadness. Williams perfectly expresses the emotional insecurity that Monroe suffered from with a respectful take on her drug addiction. Monroe's mood swings and depression couple together nicely with her joyless marriage. Williams plays Monroe's flirtatious movie star with a delicate innocence and a playful wonder. She always has this sweetness as Marilyn that draws you in deeper. She really is the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe and nails her dainty whisper voice that Monroe always sported. Michelle Williams gets you to fall in love with Marilyn Monroe, while simultaneously empathizing with her unhappiness. Michelle Williams is a delight!

Kenneth Branagh is superb as Sir Laurence Olivier. He gets Olivier's fervor for plays and serious acting as well as his frustration with Marilyn's inability to act. Branagh is so believable as the dramatic lead actor that just wants to make great films. You see how uncomfortable Marilyn makes him. Branagh is also very funny as the disgruntled legendary actor that must cope deal with the perpetually late, drugged up, incompetent, and inconsistent actress that was Marilyn Monroe. Kenneth Branagh has many moments of clarity that break through to you wherein you see his passion for acting and film making. It's an incredible supporting role from Branagh.

Finally, Eddie Redmayne is the new guy in Hollywood that is equally dazzled by the glamour of movie making and the charms of Marilyn Monroe. He matches his character arc with an eagerness to help make movie magic, then he must experience heartbreak to mature. It's a nice character portrait of a young man of the times. I liked Redmayne in My Week with Marilyn quite a bit.

Watch My Week with Marilyn for a heartbreaking look behind the screen Marilyn, behind the scenes of movie production, and a great many laughs at the ridiculousness of it all. Michelle Williams solidifies her place in movie history with her beautifully subtle depiction of Marilyn Monroe's emotional pain. My Week with Marilyn is one of the most nuanced films about a hurt Hollywood legend.
Kinetronics StaticWisk, 5.5" (139mm) Long Hand Held Anti-Static Brush for Film, Glass & Acrylics.
Kinetronics StaticWisk, 5.5" (139mm) Long Hand Held Anti-Static Brush for Film, Glass & Acrylics.
It effortlessly lifts dust and specs and tiny debris from print stock, matting, glazing, etc. Our framed works are now spotless, even when examined with a magnifying glass. As other reviewers noted, this brush makes working with acrylic glazing far easier, as acrylic tends to attract dust and fiber particles with a strong static cling, and you do NOT want that on the inside of your finished frame! Even when using regular glass it can be a pain to thoroughly catch all the detritus before sealing it up. Not anymore!

I recommend this brush along with the Kinetronics Anti-Static Gloves (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00016SGHM/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_2). I won't do any fine printing or framing without them again, and not just for clients.
Funko POP Harry Potter: Ron Weasley Sweater Hot Topic Exclusive #28
Funko POP Harry Potter: Ron Weasley Sweater Hot Topic Exclusive #28
The pop itself is in great condition . The only problem was the state of the box it came in . The box has a lot of dents and rips throughout . As a collector I was extremely disappointed with that . As I don't plan to sell any of my pops ever, this is fine but if you're a collector that sells you may consider this .
Womens Pashmina Shawl Wrap Scarf - Ohayomi Solid Color Cashmere (21 Colors)
Womens Pashmina Shawl Wrap Scarf - Ohayomi Solid Color Cashmere (21 Colors)
The color was spot on a neutral grey. Weave is very dense. It’s also very smooth. The hand feel is such that you don’t really see the threads in the weave. Some other pashmina type scarves I have the weave is looser, I guess they feel more summery. This scarf folded up very neat looking when you tie it, as in, not sloppy. The “cashmere” sticker peeled right off leaving no nasty residue behind, which I appreciated. I mean it’s obviously not wool and cashmere. Anyways, it feels quite smooth. The nap is soft. It does feel short though. As in it would not overwhelm a shorter or more petite person. However if you are more on the plus sized range, it would feel too short to use as a dressy shawl wrap because the length is a bit lacking to drape generously. Around both arms to have it stay in place.
The Workplace Engagement Solution: Find a Common Mission, Vision and Purpose with All of Today's Employees
The Workplace Engagement Solution: Find a Common Mission, Vision and Purpose with All of Today's Employees
The problem to be solved is widely recognized and getting worse. The results of major research studies indicate that, on average in a U.S. company, less than 30% of the employees are actively and productively engaged; the others are either passively engaged (“mailing it in”) or actively disengaged (undermining the employer’s success). There are many reasons and they vary in nature and extent from one organization to another.

Add these pieces to the puzzle. First, the results of all major research studies indicate that employees rank “feeling appreciated” in the top three of what they consider most important. Also, companies annually ranked among those most highly admired and best to work for are also annually ranked among those most profitable and with the greatest cap value in their industry segment.

David Harder wrote this book to help business leaders solve the workplace engagement problem by finding “a common mission, vision, and purpose with all [or at least most] of today’s employees.”

I wholly agree with Harder that these two are among the main reasons why that strategic objective has been so elusive:

First, “Engagement only works as a democratic process. It is futile to expect an awakening when we use the old hierarchical model of pushing leaders to become skilled at drawing engagement out of talent. They will not respond to more manipulation. They need and crave personal involvement and individual transformation.”

Comment: C-level executives and other supervisors mull the same unspoken question that almost everyone else does: “What’s in it for me?”

Also, “We need to provide people with the skills to break out of the trance [of indifference]. For years, academics, management consultants, and human resource professionals have discussed the ‘broken employment contract.’ But, as we lost the promises and assurances of the Industrial Revolution, organizations have typically failed in defining what it is that we need to do in order to thrive within the rapid, disruptive, and transformative change we find ourselves in. By extension, much of today’s talent has obsolete work skills and no new life skills. Consequently, they become overwhelmed in simply trying to keep up with the change. We need to help them close these gaps.”

Comment: Harder wrote this book to help business leaders to respond effectively to these and other challenges. They, in turn, would be well-advised to keep in mind this passage from Lao-tse’s Tao Te Ching:

"Learn from the people
Plan with the people
Begin with what they have
Build on what they know;
Of the best leaders
When the task is accomplished
The people will remark
We have done it ourselves." `

Near the end of this book, Harder observes: “In moving forward with The Workplace Engagement Solution, Make mid-managers your priority. Remember that they touch [begin italics] everything]. And of they leave, remember that tomorrow’s employer will be not be evaluated by how much they paid employees, but rather they will be judged by how much they grew them while they were there.”

In the final chapter, “Getting Started,” Harder stresses a number of key points while suggesting a multi-step process by which to proceed. Keep in mind that it really is an on-going process rather than an ultimate destination. Most change initiatives either fail or fall far below original expectations. Reasons vary from one organization to the next but there are at least two common realities: those who defend the status quo were probably involved in efforts to replace the previous status quo; also, the staunchest resistance tends to be cultural in nature, the result of what James O’Toole so aptly characterizes as “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom.”

I commend David Harder on the wealth of information, insights, and counsel he provides. Ultimately and obviously, however, each reader must select from the material what is most relevant to their own organization in terms of its needs, resources, values, and goals. However, it is imperative for everyone involved to share and commit to a compelling vision and mission, driven by a common purpose.
Sour Punch Strawberry Sour Straws Bandeja de 2 oz (paquete de 24)
Sour Punch Strawberry Sour Straws Bandeja de 2 oz (paquete de 24)
I didn't bother to take a photo of the product because it came exactly like the photos they advertise. Perfect.

PRO:

- Cost -
I think the price is really good. I paid $13.12 for 24 packs (box full)
If i bought this in a in person store (in NYC) i think they would cost $1 to $2 per pack.

- Taste -
Taste like you expect. Really good. (Strawberry straws)

- Packaging -

Good packaging.

I like that they come in small packs. This helps you limit how many you eat so you don't overeat. (26 grams of sugar per pack)

Having small packs also helps keep the candy fresh until you open each pack. And easier to carry around if you want to take a pack on the go.

CONS:
None

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Conclusion:

Highly recommend. If you've ever tried this candy in the past. It's just as good as you remember.

Great candy. I would buy more in the future.

I'd also try to buy the Blue Raspberry flavor. I haven't had those in years.

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