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JavaScript Grammar
JavaScript Grammar
JavaScript Grammar by Greg Sidelnikov. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 32 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
C Programming Language, 2nd Edition
C Programming Language, 2nd Edition
C Programming Language, 2nd Edition By: Brian W. Kernighan There's a story behind this purchase, but it hasn't been written yet. Purchased At: $25.90 View on
Murach's Javascript and DOM Scripting
Murach's Javascript and DOM Scripting
Murach's Javascript and DOM Scripting by Ray Harris. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 48 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Twilio Best Practices
Twilio Best Practices
Twilio Best Practices by Tim Rogers. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
De lange tocht (Dutch Edition)
De lange tocht (Dutch Edition)
De lange tocht (Dutch Edition) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
El testamento (Spanish Edition)
El testamento (Spanish Edition)
El testamento (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 87 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 305 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Colorado Kid
Colorado Kid
Colorado Kid by Stephen King. Rated 2.4 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Advanced Computer Programming in Python
Advanced Computer Programming in Python
Advanced Computer Programming in Python by Karim Pichara and Christian Pieringer. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
PHP 7 News & Updates v7.0 - 7.4
PHP 7 News & Updates v7.0 - 7.4
PHP 7 News & Updates v7.0 - 7.4 by Adam Omelak and Igor Pochyly. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Software Requirements (Developer Best Practices)
Software Requirements (Developer Best Practices)
Software Requirements (Developer Best Practices) by Karl Wiegers and Joy Beatty. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 120 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Learning Bash Shell Scripting Gently
Learning Bash Shell Scripting Gently
Learning Bash Shell Scripting Gently by Sujata Biswas and Liza Noble. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Migrating to Fortran 90 (Nutshell Handbooks)
Migrating to Fortran 90 (Nutshell Handbooks)
Migrating to Fortran 90 (Nutshell Handbooks) by James Kerrigan. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Samsung Rising: The Inside Story of the South Korean Giant That Set Out to Beat Apple and Conquer Tech
Samsung Rising: The Inside Story of the South Korean Giant That Set Out to Beat Apple and Conquer Tech
In a very detailed account (close to 400 pages), Cain provides an excellent view into the inner workings of Samsung - a company that perennially seems to be mentioned only if the lead story is Apple. With his unique access to former and current executives and employees of Samsung and its partners and his own reporting over the years, Cain not only provides a breezy, detailed, and informative look at the corporate dramas internal to Samsung.

While the Lee clan is center to the narrative, Cain is able to also provide an informative read of the region's history, rivalries, and political tribulations. Perhaps no other region has the fate of a company is inextricably tied to the wellbeing, pride, and ambition of an entire country.

One also gets to get glimpses of various management philosophies, flavor-of-the-month marketing tactics, cultural barriers of building a global brand, and how personal ambition conflated with national identity drove strategies across various companies, particularly at Samsung.

While the author succeeds in providing a detailed look at the key personalities, their motivations, and a somewhat time-linear narrative of key events, he does not make any attempt to contextualize those with a richer description of the technological breathroughs or other socio-economic factors that were driving business trends at the same time. Moreover, there is very little analysis per-se; no second-guessing of key decisions or assessment of leaderships - the author lets his interviewees provide that and he does a fantastic job of abstracting and synthesizing those. In the end, Cain achieves what Samsung probably wants more than anything - see it as a global company in its own right and not just as an Apple competitor. An excellent read for anyone interested in management, technology and/or leadership.
The Outsider's Edge: The Making of Self-Made Billionaires
The Outsider's Edge: The Making of Self-Made Billionaires
This is a good book about extereme achievers - billionaires in this case, because their achievement can be easily quantified in financial terms. The conlusion of the author would apply to any extreme achiever in politics, science, arts, sports, entertainment...

17 mini biographies of billionaires, for each about 10 pages, make up around 2/3 of the book. Readers can easily pick those they are interested and skipping some without losing the context.

The theme of the book is exciting for anyone interested in the field of extreme achievements. Basically, if you were looking for only one attribute (intelligence, fearlessness etc), what would it be? The author hypothesis is that extreme achievers are all `outsiders', i.e. they all have an edge of being different.

Before reading the book, I was convinced that extreme achievers are outsiders. But I was convinced that being an outsider is an effect, not a cause. That those extreme achievers thought and behaved differently, that's what made them outsiders. Not the other way around.

I'm not that sure anymore. The author makes a very strong point why outsiders become different. In particular why people who have had significant failure in the 3 great domains of family, school and friends usually don't have a rich choice of things to focus in life. So they are often left with one thing only to focus on and excel in it. The same logic of outsiders explains why involvement in school sports works against extreme achievement in any other field. And finally, being an outsider means that they are less influenced by conventional wisdom and social expectations.

Like the book OUTLINERS, THE OUTSIDER's EDGE helps us `understanding' extreme achievement. Unfortunately, it helps us little in improving ourselves. Thus, for an intellectual pursue, it's a good book. For a `self-help' it fails.
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Though I read and enjoyed Chernow’s biographies of Washington, Hamilton and Grant, I found this biography of Rockefeller his best. I did not expect that. The bland grayish cover, which shows a grim, almost sadistic-looking Rockefeller against a sterile cityscape, does not inspire a potential reader to think of “enjoyable read.” Likewise, the pre-book knowledge I had of Rockefeller’s founding of Standard Oil led me to think that this biography would involve a lot of dry reading about Rockefeller’s financial dealings. But I was completely wrong. This is a gripping story, much of it about an America we now live in but know little about the origins.

Chernow is, as usual, an excellent stylist. The book can roughly be divided into two parts: 1) how Rockefeller got the largest fortune in American history at the time and 2) how Rockefeller gave most of that away in philanthropic work. He drove thousands of small businesses out of the market and put multiple thousands of workers out of work using ruthless and cutthroat techniques, many (not all) of which were legal at the time. Cooperation with him was always better than competition and woe to anyone who did not agree. His personality is fascinating and Chernow does an exceptionally good job at bringing that out. In fact, Rockefeller’s personality and character are central themes that run throughout the book – how this pious Baptist who thought God wanted him to make as much money as possible so he could give it away could go through life with massive repression and apparent equanimity. His (and his son’s) philanthropy is incredible, from founding the University of Chicago to Rockefeller University to the Rockefeller Foundation. Millions for this, multiple millions for that in late 19th century and early 20th century money! It is mind-blowing. The book begins with Rockefeller’s father, a patent medicine quack showman who kept two separate families and ends with Rockefeller giving more money to advance real medicine than any individual in history.

The book expands the reader’s consciousness and is a fascinating and enjoyable read at the same time. Though Chernow’s Hamilton gets all the press these days, I learned more from this book about America and enjoyed it more. In my view it is a pinnacle of biographical writing - by any author.
Donald Trump Talking Coffee Mug FOR MOM - Simply Lift Mug to Hear POTUS Deliver a Personal Greeting to Your Mother – Says 5 Lines - Trump's REAL VOICE – Fun Trump Gift - Funny Coffee Mugs for Women
Donald Trump Talking Coffee Mug FOR MOM - Simply Lift Mug to Hear POTUS Deliver a Personal Greeting to Your Mother – Says 5 Lines - Trump's REAL VOICE – Fun Trump Gift - Funny Coffee Mugs for Women
I actually bought this for myself. It is well designed with good quality sound. The box it comes in is great for gifting. It's a lot of fun and makes me smile when I use it. It's my new favorite coffee cup. The reviews from NON-verified purchasers who didn't even buy or use the product should be taken with a grain of salt. It isn't fair that this small business' product review rating is being negatively impacted by people that haven't even touched their product.
The Beatles' Second Album (The U.S. Album)
The Beatles' Second Album (The U.S. Album)
Whoa! THIS is so f'in' cool. The packaging is JUST awesome. They've reproduced the front and back of the original album cover for starters. When you remove the CD, you'll find it is in a this plastic sleeve. There is yet another insert though which is a reproduction of the original paper sleeve that the LP first came in. Printed on the sleeve are other releases available from Capitol Records at the same time of release. Boomers will know the type sleeve with other artists available I just mentioned. It's just very cool.

The fidelity of the disc itself, well it has both the mono and stereo versions of each song as you may have noticed in checking this out. Personally, I prefer the mono version because my older 5.1 Surround Sound System does not have an easy access balance control like older Hi-Fi's which would come in handy playing the Stereo version because to me, the very first track, Roll Over Beethoven was just a bit too heavy with the hand-clapping coming from the one side of the system. It just sounded out of balance to me. A little overwhelming really. (Early 8 Track Tape Players not properly grounded or balanced would estroy this. Anyone hearing the song for the first time wouldn't know half of the recorded tracks missing.)

Back to the packaging though, it's like a miniature album reproduction. The disc itself is also a carbon copy of the record's printed label which takes up the circumference & diameter of the disc, that's the best I can describe it. You DON'T have to play the stereo or mono versions if you prefer one over the other but I find the two options a more attractive and better deal than CD's that come with Bonus Tracks myself.
Vol. 8-Bootleg Series-Tell Tale Signs
Vol. 8-Bootleg Series-Tell Tale Signs
Enjoying all the Bootleg Series so far, haven't got 11 yet but it's going to take a lot to beat this one.

I'm a big fan of Dylan's newer recordings, especially "Love and Theft" and "Modern Times" so an album of outtakes and live recordings from that last twenty years is for me. Favourite track has to be the live version of High Water - almost worth it just for that. This is a must buy for fans of Dylan's later years.
Invisible TOKYO Season 1 (English Subtitled)
Invisible TOKYO Season 1 (English Subtitled)
I really like seeing a lot of artists and people I recognize in this documentary series, since I would otherwise never get to know much about them. You get to peer into the minds of the famous (and sometimes not-so-famous) people of Japan's, specifically Tokyo's, pop culture. I initially watched episode 2 to see Daoko, but found the series interesting enough for me to want to watch the other episodes! I hope they come out with more soon!
Rift
Rift
Everthing looks good about this film; starts off with a very intriguing, straight forward story line. LIke a Hitchcock thriller, important elements are slowly revealed and that certainly intrigues and keeps your interest and has you itching for more. You really want to know what's going on. But unlike the great Hitchcock, YOU NEVER GET TO FIND OUT. People come and go with no explanation, things happen without explanation and half the time you have no idea what is fantasy and what is reality. Turns out, those mysteries will remain mysteries right to the credit crawl. The two leads do a terrific, wonderful performances, but the director loses all control about half way thru and then you, along with him, have know idea where this story is going except into that big hole in the ground.

The second star is for the spectacular cinematography and the fact that the mysterious goings-on are done well enough that you stick with it assuming it will at some point all make sense. No such luck. You can turn this mess off anytime after the first hour and it will make just as much sense if you stay and watch the whole thing. Plus, the subtitles at times zip by much too fast to read, so keep your finger on that pause button. Funny thing is, on those long pieces of dialog that I was frantically hitting the pause button thinking that if I missed any of the dialog I would be missing something that would shed light on what was going on. Au contraire mon fraire -- nothing that anyone says explains anything. Gimme a Hitchcock classic any day of the week. At this time RIFT is Free on Prime, but even at free, you will kick yourself when the credits start to roll.
Clash of the Gods Season 1
Clash of the Gods Season 1
I love Greek mythology and I decided to rent an episode of this series on Amazon Instant Video. I am always skeptical about The History Channel's offerings because they tend to have low production values, albeit they are plenty informational. But in spending money on something I could have seen on TV for free, I am very cautious. I was so impressed with the stylish presentation of "Clash of the Gods" after watching the "Medusa" episode that I immediately purchased the whole season. The episodes are extremely informational and I learned a whole lot more about each topic than I thought existed. The visual experience and amount of informational content is top-notch in quality, and while having the Blu-ray version isn't necessary, it does look sharp and crisp. With the exception of occasionally funny looking costumes for the Titans and Zeus, the art direction is slick and stylistic. Not only does this series tell the stories of the myths, it relates them as much as possible to reality, and there are some fascinating things to be learned. In closing, "Clash of the Gods" is both stylish, easy on the eyes, and chock full of information.
Rumic Theater, Vol. 1
Rumic Theater, Vol. 1
Rumiko Takahshi has been referred as the 'Queen of Romantic Comedy.' This is a title that works such as 'Ranma 1/2' and 'Maison Ikkoku' proves that she richly deserves. 'Rumic Theatre' certainly displays many of the touches that her fans love, but it also shows that she is capable of creating far more sedate stories that might well in some cases happen to those we know our even ourselves.
'Rumic Theatre' is a collection of six of the finest Takahashi stories that I've read so far. As always, the characters are likable and engaging, the tender moments touching, and the comedy top-notch. The stories are more down-to-earth than we are accostumed to, dealing primarily with the trails and tribulations of everyday people--all of whom are characterized in a believable and three-dimensional fashion--but that typical Takahashi magic is still very clearly evident on every page. What's more, the art in this collection is among the best she's produced.
My personal favorites in this collection are 'The Tragedy of P,' (which revolves around a pet penguin in an apartment building where animals are absolutely not allowed), 'Hidden in the Pottery (where reality, perception, and the dangers of gossip are examined), and 'Extra-large Happiness' (where a young wife sees her future happiness endangered by a gremlin that only she can see). The remaining stories are also of high quality, but the characters and situations in the three mentioned above are the ones that moved me the most.
Even those who don't typically appreciate the 'standard' style of Japanese comics (embodied by Takahashi and Shirow), you should consider buying this book. If you appreciate the art of comic books for more than just slam-bang superheroics, you won't be dissapointed.
Western Classics Collection Volume II: The Mysterious Rider, The Heritage of the Desert, The Man of the Forest
Western Classics Collection Volume II: The Mysterious Rider, The Heritage of the Desert, The Man of the Forest
The Mysterious Rider perhaps would have been better titled, Beauty and the Beast, and I am not in any way being disparaging. Zane Grey used the same type of plot lines for many of his books, and then added an extra character to bring the book to its logical conclusion. A young girl, the adopted daughter of a wealthy rancher, is forced to marry the rancher's no-good, drunk of a son, while the young girl loves another cowboy as different from the son as could possibly be--a similar scenario is found in Heritage of the Desert. But here a "mysterious stranger" is on the scene to make things right. And we can all guess who this "mysterious stranger" is, can't we? If you can't guess, I'm not going to tell you and ruin the book. Still, having said that, this book is a good Zane Grey romance told as only the master of historical romance could tell it, and worth reading--even more than once. Perhaps, with the exception of Riders of the Purple Sage, Heritage of the Desert is the best western Zane Grey ever wrote. It combines every thing one expects to find in the genre, and then adds a little bit more you don't expect to find. It is the basic story of a young man, John Hare, who has come west to regain his health and to find his place in life only to be branded "Dene's spy" and becomes a hunted man. There is the Mormon element, only in this book they receive favorable treatment by Zane Grey; there are animal heros; a faithful Indian companion to the heroine, a half-Indian girl, Mescal; rustlers and land thieves; a favored son gone bad; and the canyon country of Utah described as only the master detailer can depict it in all of its glory and spendor. With this book Zane Grey set the standard by which he himself had to live up to with each succeeding novel, and HE DID. This edition is based on the Harpers edition of 1910 so is faithful to the original printing. However in the last few years books have been published based on Zane Grey's holographic or hand written manuscripts and the parts which editors at Harpers had deleted have been restored sometimes lending new insight as to just what Zane Grey was trying to say in his books. But if you can't afford one of them this book will do just fine to introduce you to Zane Grey, if you are not already a fan. This is a fantastic book. There is not much more I can say to give it praise. I hate to discourage anyone from buying any Zane Grey novel, but "Dorn of the Mountains" is the novel you should buy, not The Man of the Forest. Get the book Zane Grey wrote before the editors got a hold of it. In the Man of the Forest version the lead male character is Milt Dale; in the "new" book he is Milt Dorn. The reason for the change was this novel was first published in 1918 and angry German sentiment was running high because of the 1st World War. Also in this book Zane Grey begins to relate his ideas on ecology and the loss of the natural resources; as well as telling us a story about a "loner" who is uncertain about his own future. Yet, when Helen Rayner appears to be in "real" trouble he leaves his solitariness to defend and befriend her and her little sister who have come west to visit relatives, and to escape a past. There are some good characters and characterizations in this book that lend creedence to the research of location and personage as only Zane Grey could do it. I HIGHLY recommend the Dorn of the Mountain version; it is far superior to the "original", yet it still worth buying. All in all I’d say buy this book of three Zane Grey novels.
Sabotaje (Isaac Bell 2) (Spanish Edition)
Sabotaje (Isaac Bell 2) (Spanish Edition)
excelente, como siempre el autor mezcla historia, acción, aventura cada libro del clive es una lectura apasionante y super entretenida y sobre todo didactica .
saludos
Maria Virginia
Morgan's Chase #9 (Endgame)
Morgan's Chase #9 (Endgame)
I liked the whole series but I thought the payment method was a little bad the way it jumped around. I liked the plot and the story was good but there was too much repletion in the books. I should have counted how many times the story line was said. <also, there were many times when I thought I was reading a porn novel because some of the scenes were so graphic. All in all I liked the book as one. Next time sell it as a single piece.
The Need
The Need
There are about a million horror books for sale on Amazon, and I would guess that about half of them involve vampires. Having read more than my share of these stories, good and bad, I thought I had come across every possible vampire scenario or spinoff. I was wrong. In “The Need,” Andrew Neiderman takes traditional vampire lore and spins it off into something completely different. The result is a sizzling erotic horror story.

The lead characters in “The Need” are Androgynes, a species whose members are both male and female at various times. They actually physically change from one sex to the other, and the two occupants of the same body have completely different personalities and sets of memories. Like the traditional vampire, however, the male Androgyne from time to time feeds off normal females by draining their life force during the midst of an erotic encounter, an experience that gives the Androgyne renewed energy but has a rather fatal effect on the human female. As usually happens in books of this sort, readers have to go with the flow and accept this premise, something that’s not tough to do considering author Neiderman’s quite steamy writing style.

The narrator of “The Need” is Clea Cave, a highly successful Androgyne actress who, as the book begins, discovers the murdered body of her human lover. She suspects her alter ego Richard of being the killer, but, when she goes to the police with her suspicions, not surprisingly, she has a tough time getting anyone to believe her.

Although the plot of “The Need” revolves around the mystery of who actually killed Clea’s lover, that storyline is secondary to Neiderman’s description of the world of the Androgynes. He manages to explore this world from both male and female perspectives, as Clea narrates and describes her own growing up and, from time to time, reads excerpts of a journal Richard has kept in which he describes his exploits. Although “The Need” doesn’t contain very graphic descriptions of sexual (or violent) encounters, the book is highly erotic. Neiderman manages to get some of his characters’ innermost emotions on paper, and the description of the various encounters they have along the way is a gripping page turner.

Although “The Need” is a novel, much of it reads as a series of shorter stories about episodes in the characters’ lives. One of them in particular, in which Clea describes her rivalry with a particularly vindictive human woman who was a fellow college student of hers, is as good a tale of cruelty and revenge as you’ll find. It’s only when the author tries to connect all the dots and get back to the central mystery that the book lags. Simply put, neither Clea’s dead human lover or the mystery surrounding his death are all that compelling. To make matters worse, the author introduces a new supernatural being late in the book that feels as if it was rather crudely inserted in the text from a far more juvenile fantasy.

For fans of erotic horror, about 75% of “The Need” is as well-written and hypnotically compelling a work as you’re going to find. The Androgynes are quite well thought out, and both Clea and her male counterpart Richard are fascinatingly complex personalities. It’s the more realistic and mundane aspects of “The Need” that are the weakest, so much so that the author has to introduce a new being in the last couple of chapters to wrap up his story. I would rather Neiderman stayed with his strength and given readers more about his main characters. But, even with a couple of clunky chapters, “The Need” should fill anyone’s need for this type of horror.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with the Illustrations of John Tenniel (The Franklin Library)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with the Illustrations of John Tenniel (The Franklin Library)
This is a reasonable, hardcover box-set of Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice" books. It makes a great gift for Alice lovers of any age or for introducing a young reader to Carroll's imaginative, delightful, and thought-provoking children's stories.

What makes this edition better than the average copy of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" is that it features the celebrated, rarely-seen illustrations originally penned by Meryn Peake for a 1940's printing of the "Alice" books.

Mervyn Peake is remembered as the author of the "Gormenghast" fantasy novels, as well as for his fine illustriations of classics like the "Alice" books and "Treasure Island." In my opinion, his illustrations are more unique, artistic, and magical than John Tenniel's drawings for the first editions of Lewis Carroll's works, with which we are all more familiar.

If you a looking to purchase a copy of "Alice" to put on your bookshelf, I definitely recommend this one.
Tin Sign Small - Harry Potter (Hogwarts Express)
Tin Sign Small - Harry Potter (Hogwarts Express)
Cute item only issue is with the sturdiness of the item. Mine came a little bent when delivered. I was able to move it back without any issues or noticeable damage. Colors are exactly as imaged
Sorcerer's Stone (Tsr-Books Novel)
Sorcerer's Stone (Tsr-Books Novel)
I found this book entrancing - could not put it down. As I was reading it I tried to figure out what makes for a good fantasy book (other's that I've loved include Cherryh's Gate of Ivrel, Nix's Sabriel, Stevermer's College of Magics, Wendling's Wood Wife). You've got character development, but not the real deep stuff you encounter in good fiction. I think it was the atmosphere that was created. Magic gems, small kingdoms, homespun garments. The scale stayed at the personal level, with individual characters' actions (no sweeping battles). Though it contains elements typical of fantasy - you could Not predict how it would develop, where it would take you next. It contained the right amount of suspense. The ending wasn't great, but good enough.
It is the story of Daryn Gosney, a minstrel, swordwielder, and young duke coming home after his father's death. He hasn't been back since his mother died. Now the king wants Daryn to take up his family's tradition serving as the right-hand to the king.
The Technicolor Time Machine
The Technicolor Time Machine
Those who know Harry Harrison only for "Deathworld" or "Bill the Galactic Hero" or "The Hammer and the Cross" may be delighted to discover that he wrote pleasant light science fiction, also. "The Technicolor Time Machine" is an excellent example of this. I first read it about 30 years ago in paperback, and was glad to see that it translated well to Kindle format.

The work describes the filming of an epic, or rather saga, by a film company that employs a time machine. There is an interesting treatment of paradoxes and loops in time, for those keen on such, but the portrayal of the director, producer, and stars is the real strong point of the book. Most enjoyable!
Great Balls of Fire: History of Sex in Science Fiction Illustration
Great Balls of Fire: History of Sex in Science Fiction Illustration
`Great Balls of Fire' (120 pp) was published in December, 1977 by Grosset and Dunlap.

The cover illustration is reprinted from Ken Barr's painting for the cover of the Marvel / Curtis magazine 'Doc Savage', issue No. 3, December 1975 (`The Inferno Scheme').

The book is divided into 9 (roughly chronological) chapters, covering the presentation of sexual themes and iconography in the genre from the pulp era, up to the mid 70s. One chapter focuses on S & M themes, another on whether Conan (and other barbarian heroes) are gay (!?), and another on the implausibility of inter-species matings.

Harrison's commentary is casual and conversational in style, rather than pedantic.

The book is of course heavily illustrated, and although the illustrations are large in size, some taking up an entire page, many of the black and white images are poorly reproduced.

There are magazine covers from the pulp era, panels from comics, and a surprising amount of material excerpted from 'Metal Hurlant' magazine (at the time `Great Balls' was being written, earlier in 1977, the English version of 'Metal Hurlant', 'Heavy Metal', was just getting started).

The content ranges from PG-13 to R, with little - if any - illustrations vying for an 'X' rating, particularly by today's standards.

Needless to say, modern audiences used to the cornucopia of internet porn are going to find the content of `Great Balls' tame, even quaint.

People under 30 will probably be greatly amused at the idea of 70s stoners seeking, and finding, titillation in the depictions of naked vampire chicks, naked barbarian girls, and naked female astronauts in the pages of 'Heavy Metal', 'Creepy', 'Vampirella', and '1984'.

The nearly 40 years since the book was published have seen such change in the genre and in popular culture that `Great Balls' is best read as a manifestation of 70s nostalgia.

Something belonging on the shelf alongside Jack Boulware's excellent `Sex, American Style: An Illustrated Romp Through the Golden Age of Heterosexuality' (1997).

`Great Balls' is right at home alongside your puka shell necklace, your royal blue with orange trim Puma running shoes, your butternut-hued shag carpet, your roach clip, and your Brut cologne.... and 'Brain Salad Surgery', by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, playing on your stereo......
GE Medium Base, Pull Chain, Mount on 3-1/4” or 4” Box, UL Listed, White, 18303 Porcelain Lampholder, 1 Pack
GE Medium Base, Pull Chain, Mount on 3-1/4” or 4” Box, UL Listed, White, 18303 Porcelain Lampholder, 1 Pack
I replaced the original light fixture about two years ago with a fixture form home depot, but it had a different design in how the chain came out of the fixture. That light had the chain being pulled against the porcelain and because of this put to much strain on the chain and it snapped off inside of the switch. Probably would have worked fine if it had been mounted to the ceiling but this is being mounted on the wall. I purchased this because it looked like the original light fixture design. Unfortunately, the slot holes even after removing the break out porcelain tabs still did not align enough with the electrical box screw holes to put in the screws. Luckily I still had the original light fixture from when the house was built in the 50's and could interchange the internal parts (the pull switch that gave out after 60 years) and now have the closet light working again. Hopefully the switch part will last for a few years. One other issue is that the wire connectors are a tight fit for 12 gage wires, probably intended for 14 gage only.
ASURION 2 Year Mobile Accident Protection Plan with Tech Support $600-699.99
ASURION 2 Year Mobile Accident Protection Plan with Tech Support $600-699.99
I broke my note 10 plus july 22nd 2020 and still havent been able to get it fixed.Ive called over 50 times and spoke with 4 different operators every time and had to send in the claim form 6 different times.its now august 27th 2020 and im actually on the phone with them as we speak because after taking over a month to get the claim excepted they told me it went through yesterday so expect a call with in 4 hours, ofcourse they didnt call, i had to call them today.honestly i feel like this is a scam and im highly dissapointed in asurions service and wouldnt recommend them to anyone ever.Save your money !!
Kids Crafts and Arts Set, Dinosaur Painting Kit, 9 pcs Simulated Dinosaur Models, Creativity DIY Gift Paint Your Own Dinosaur Animal Set, Christmas Children’s Gifts, Crafts for kids ages 4 5 6 7 8
Kids Crafts and Arts Set, Dinosaur Painting Kit, 9 pcs Simulated Dinosaur Models, Creativity DIY Gift Paint Your Own Dinosaur Animal Set, Christmas Children’s Gifts, Crafts for kids ages 4 5 6 7 8
Let me just say , how ridiculously cute this is ... It came so much inside . And with a case you can pack it all in and travel with ... my son is absolutely going to love this .... there are many dinosaur inside he is completely obsessed with them , so this is just perfect . I do love how it even come with a book inside with information about the dinosaur that’s my favorites once we read a book every night . Definitely worth it
Mealthy MultiPot 9-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker with Stainless Steel Pot, Steamer Basket and Instant Access to Mealthy recipe App. Pressure Cook, Slow Cook, Saute & more (6 Litres)
Mealthy MultiPot 9-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker with Stainless Steel Pot, Steamer Basket and Instant Access to Mealthy recipe App. Pressure Cook, Slow Cook, Saute & more (6 Litres)
I have had two panasonic rice cookers. They are highly rated products on Amazon. While the oldest one is discarded as it gives me the occasional electrical shock, the younger one has an issue between the "cooking" mode and "keep warm" mode. Unfortunately you cannot tell the cooker when to cook or keep warm..it decides on its own which is very frustrating (based on the thermostat). Hence after following the US market for past two years ( looking at the success of Instant Pot) - I wanted one for myself and only option was to get one from UK since the voltage is same. I am goin going on Europe trip next month and hence wanted a reliable cooker as I dont eat outside and then I saw this. Brand name itself is not famous so when I googled, came across 4.5/5 rating on Amazon US website and decided to buy it in India since only the Preethi branded cooker has 4 or above rating apart from this one.

My review after first days use. It works as advertized - within one hour, I could cook Dal and Biryani as each dish roughly takes 30 mins to prepare. Pretty happy that unlike rice cookers - i have the control of telling this when to cook and when to keep warm. At around 7.5K bit expensive compared to traditional pressure cookers and rice cookers - but its a great travelling companion for those who are on tour and dont eat outside. Also good for couple who live in hours with UPS as they dont have to worry about gas refills. Highly recommend it.

Edit: After a 21 day Europe tour:
(a) The europe trip was with my 75 year old mother who is a strict vegetarian and wont eat outside. Hence had to lug this along
(b) I took it along in its original packing - its huge - it still went inside my XXXL soft top skybags suitcase - but in first trip from bangalore to Paris via Emirates - the suitcase was completely damaged with 75% stitching coming apart - am guessing because of pressure from this. So, yeah - this is pretty huge and heavy but if you are desperate - can be taken inside a checkin suitcase (soft top only)
(c) For 100 rupees, I got a Europe plug wire from SP Road (not just plug convertor - but entire wire). This worked like a charm in Europe and Turkey and even works in India!!
(d) We mostly repeated 2-3 types of dishes since it was easy and could be done in one go - they were (i) Bisi bele baath - just saute vegetables and dump rice and lentils - in 15 mins its ready - I choose saute and Beans options (ii) Poha (iii) Bambino vermicelli upma

I am super impressed with this as it ensured we were never famished. Also cooking times are very reasonable..most things are cooked within 10-15 mins with another 10-15 mins for it to cool down. While things with lots of water like rice and dal are easy to cook - one can make complex dishes as well...starting with the Saute option.

Thanks Mealthy for making the trip memorable as it definitely reduced our worries on the food front!
Barras de Kit Kat, obleas crujientes cubiertas de chocolate
Barras de Kit Kat, obleas crujientes cubiertas de chocolate
I thought this was the same one I ordered before. It wasn’t. Order the ones that are fulfilled by amazon.com. Not these! The label is different. Even the ingredients lists are different. We had one left from the amazon.com order ( which was 7 dollars cheaper) and there was no comparison. The ones fulfilled by amazon.com are fresher, crispier, better tasting chocolate and don’t come in packages of 8 bars. They come in a box with a cool pad to keep them from melting. Don’t know how I got these unless amazon didn’t have any and only these came up when I searched Kit Kat on amazon. Reviewing my order. The icky ones come from a company called Premier Life.

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