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I really enjoyed the fact that this is a satire of the Internet’s early days, otherwise known as the “Dot Com” era. In real life, there was apparently a lot of drama that went down during the creation of some of the most well-known software and tech companies, so this book is an interesting twist on that. It’s loaded with biting wit and sarcasm, which I love. What I also found intriguing was that the author chose to include some actual fact with fiction. This gave the narrative a sense of realism that wouldn't be there if it was just purely sensational sci-fi.

The idea of a memory search engine was very interesting, and I like how that concept is really relevant to today’s obsession with virtual reality experiences. But in this story, that idea is tweaked and given a different spin, because the characters don’t even have to use their eyes since it’s all in their mind. To me, this is far more exciting because they’re not just viewing the memories, they’re actually living them. As the reader, it’s so much more fun when the characters are fully immersed in an experience, rather than just passively observing.

I also really enjoyed being able to watch Larry’s business grow from its humble beginnings to a thriving billion dollar company. Despite being a satire, I really got a realistic sense of the challenges of running a huge company. I particularly liked the parts about the hiring process, and how Larry and his business partner had to adjust to working with all these different personalities. The complex situations they had to face as a team were entertaining because they would occasionally disagree. I liked the dynamic between them because they are opposite personalities, so there were plenty of laughs.
Nashville Skyline
Nashville Skyline
Nashville Skyline represented a slight shift in both sound and style for Dylan. It was more orchestrated, if you can call the country sound of the day "orchestration". Dylan had appeared in the early episodes of the Johnny Cash Show on TV, and Dylan and Cash formed a friendship. They may have been friends before Dylan's guest spot on the show, I don't know; but Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash were big Dylan fans. In this album, the first cut, "Girl From the North Country", Cash and Dylan do a duet. The harmony was atrocious, but it was fun to listen to, just the same; because you knew that it was two friends doing something fun together "for the record", if you'll pardon the pun. One cut from this album, "Lay Lady Lay", got a lot of radio air time; I think because it represented a slightly different sound from Dylan from what we were accustomed to hearing--not a bad change, just different. Every cut on the album was good; definitely Dylan, with a bit of country flavor added. I had the vinyl LP that I bought the day of the album's release. The remastered version is a CD quality remake of the original album. I enjoyed the LP, which was stolen along with my stereo, and I enjoy the CD just as much.

I ordered the CD through Amazon.com, from an affiliate, blowitoutahere.com, and it was shipped out of Shepherdsville, KY. It was a new, factory packaged CD, and arrived in excellent condition the day before the estimated delivery date. I was pleased with the purchasing process, service, delivery, and condition of the product.

Regarding sales, service, delivery, customer satisfaction, and the product itself, I give it a 5-star rating on all counts.
"glow in the dark toys"
"glow in the dark toys"
Cute and fun for little budding paleontologists. Based off previous reviews, I tried sitting the dinos under direct lamp lighting. My goal was at least 45mins but my daughter was too impatient, so 10mins was all the light they could withstand. Lol

We ran to darkness of the bathroom and low and behold the glow was perfect. But after a week or so the glow does start to fade.
Warning: please note these dinos are small and made from hard plastic, not fun to step on.

All in all, I would buy again for quantity and price. They also make cute goody bag gifts for kid parties
Bamboo Toothbrush - Adult - Super Soft Bristle - BPA Free Nylon Bristles - Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable, Compostable, Vegan by WooBamboo!
Bamboo Toothbrush - Adult - Super Soft Bristle - BPA Free Nylon Bristles - Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable, Compostable, Vegan by WooBamboo!
The toothbrush is great and soft but the information is very misleading!!! The picture shows 2 toothbrushes, the top information says a bundle of 4 toothbrushes and the bottom info says 1 toothbrush. I received only 1 thinking I would actually receive more but it’s okay. I’ve wanted a bamboo toothbrush for a while now; was just hoping for another for my husband. Hope a bundle pack is available soon and the information is corrected on this item!
Marvel's The Avengers
Marvel's The Avengers
This is one of the best films I've ever seen, not just because it's a fun action film, filled with characters that I've grown to love, but because it was the first of its kind, setting the bar for other multiple-character franchises. It's a first, and because of this it absolutely has its flaws, but it's definitely a game changer.

Despite having seven lead characters (counting all Avengers plus Loki), everyone got at least a few moments of screen time devoted to their development. With seven leads, that's pretty amazing. We have the quiet moments, the little gestures and phrases that have been picked apart time and again by the fans that have granted a depth to the film that wouldn't have been possible if this were the first time we met any of these characters, and that's the real beauty of Avengers. It's a team-up flick, but it's a team-up of characters we've all been introduced to before. (Even if you hadn't seen any of the previous films, there was a sort of pop culture awareness around most of them by the time it was released that you'd be hard pressed to go in blind about anyone except the characters who didn't have their own film yet and were, however regrettably, less important because of it.)

Combine that with a well-loved director who isn't afraid to sucker punch his audience, and you've got a perfect mix for a film that doesn't just thrill audiences with fight scenes that are larger-than-life, but gets people to invest emotionally in a fictional world. Avengers was released more than two years ago, but the film is still being picked apart and very much alive in the hearts and minds of the fans because of Marvel's expert world-building. In every show, every film, you see threads that lead back (or forward) to other events in the Universe, and it's this sort of continuity that the fans love. They pick up on every little reference, read into every word of dialogue, every prop placement, every choice that the creative team makes, and this is what has made Avengers so successful. It stands up to that test, and even with ten films under Marvel's belt, there's still very few inconsistencies. (Especially when you compare it to the next largest Marvel franchise, X-Men, which has some major timeline problems around Wolverine.)

All in all, this is a film that should be in every collection because it's not just great, it's revolutionary.
Captain America Marvel Comics Costume for Men
Captain America Marvel Comics Costume for Men
The costume is great value. The zipper in the back is a challenge to operate solo but not impossible. Fit of a large for me at 6’10” and 180lbs was loose but not baggy. Got many compliments on the look. Was a bit warm but not overly warm. Well made and comfortable to wear all day.
Must Have Apparel
Must Have Apparel
I want to first say that I really love this shirt! The (replacement) shirt fits great, fabric is great and the image is very well done.
However, when I first ordered this shirt I rec'd one that was not sized correctly. I ordered a XXL and it fit like a sausage casing. Too tight all over. I messaged the seller asking what to do. They basically responded that it was not possible that it was too small and that all the shirts are cut the same. He suggested I could return it... that's all. I decided to reorder the shirt hoping it was a fluke. The second shirt was terrific. I returned the original. The pictures show the difference in size between the two shirts that are supposed to be the same. Just be sure to try it on when you get it.
Pictures show 1) Sizes and collar difference 2) Smaller shirt over larger shirt 3) Shoulder seam difference 4) Difference in body size
Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Why couldn’t they have just made a good movie about a female antihero team, instead of this woke new wave feminist propaganda/Margot Robbie vanity project. All men are either useless, stupid, misogynistic, evil or some combination of all. And the hero of this film is a narcissistic, violent, psychopath who loves egg sandwiches, isn’t that cute, funny quirky and irreverent, laugh! You non-progressive oppressor. Btw, in what way was she emancipated? She had no restrictions on her behavior at any point, she makes no growth as a character, the one thing she does get over is her breakup with the Joker, but we never see him or the dynamic of their relationship, no codependency, abuse, nothing hinted at that she suffered from and then later overcame through the course of the movie. Leaving all of the subtext and messaging aside, the movie on its own merit isn’t good. The villain couldn’t be any weaker and more forgettable, the characters are paper thin because there are too many of them to flesh out and the whole poop out the diamond storyline, what is this a 1980s TV show? It’s uninspired, unimaginative and dated. I can’t think of one memorable scene in this movie I liked and no I can’t get into fight scenes in which 200lb stuntmen fly around trying not to accidently hurt 120lb women in heels, makeup and wigs. How are they able to break bones or knock them out with one blow? There’s no context in terms of rigorous training or super strength or agility. No, they’re kicking their butts with feminism and if you don’t like it you must hate women. Good luck with that marketing and trying shame people into liking your movie WBs, because it worked so well with Ghostbusters. It may sound like I didn’t enjoy this film, but if it had a little bit more narration it might have swayed me, there were 2mins or so of screen time in which there wasn’t any narration either telling me what I was about to see with my own eyes or trying to fill in holes in the swiss cheese storyline in postproduction. At least Suicide Squad was just a bad movie, this is a bad movie that makes you feel like Alex in a Clockwork Orange. You’d better watch and see what a terrible person you are for having a penis and if you don’t I’ll tell the world it’s because you’re scared of empowered vaginas. I wonder how all of the people that made, support or just enjoyed this film would feel about it if all of the gender roles were switched and if the answer is, they’ve already seen Hollywood make those films, then I hope they have enough self-awareness to then understand how I felt watching this.
Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII
Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII
Our girls and young women need to see more documentaries on women like these. Today men still hold the majority of positions of power. Girls need to be encouraged to study math and science. The stigma pf what is for boys and girls still exists. As a recently retired high school teacher for all most 30 years I witnessed it. This also makes boys pick careers they don't want or are good at. It starts with toys we decide they can play with and futures we tell them they should have. Dressing the girls in pretty pink dresses. Boys in blue pants and sports' team shirts. We project on them what we expect them to grow up to be. We correct them if they play with the wrong toy. For your information that is Not always a sign of sexual orientation. Some of our greatest hairdressers have been straight men and chefs. Some of our greatest inventors, doctors, athletes, war correspondents, astronauts, engineers, and politicians have been straight women. in 2020 women will celebrate 100 years of voting in our country. Women are not mentioned in the Constitution only in later Amendments. Women were not allowed on juries and in colleges for higher learning. Domestic abuse was legal just decades ago. Women represent a little more then half the population. Yet men make decisions about the fact that we receive less pay than a man performing the same job and our bodies. But when it came time to help our country during war time women stepped up and in a big way. Receiving little to no acknowledgment for what they did. Their brilliance in math helped the war and with the new computer age. Yet beyond this documentary who has heard of these women? I taught American History and only a few women are mentioned. Our history books make it out that 95% of our history was accomplished by men. This is wrong!

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