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Ian Thurston "Geezer Geek" (Barrie, ON Canada)

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Line 6 Portable Amplifier Modeler with 18 FX
Line 6 Portable Amplifier Modeler with 18 FX
Price: CDN$ 169.00
8 used & new from CDN$ 169.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Pod-tastic, March 12 2015
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I use this baby to drive a little Fishman Loudbox Mini amp. The other guys in the band cannot get over the quality and volumne of sound it puts out. I'm playing this in a 7-piece horn band, and the Twin settting with a bit of distortion dialed in KILLS.

Hamilton Beach 49995RC FlexBrew Single Serve Coffeemaker, Black
Hamilton Beach 49995RC FlexBrew Single Serve Coffeemaker, Black
6 used & new from CDN$ 112.33

5.0 out of 5 stars This ain't no java jive, March 12 2015
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Got it for a friend as a christmas present. They love being able to brew both k-cups and regular grounds. I'm a hero.

Predator / Le Predateur [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Predator / Le Predateur [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Price: CDN$ 7.96
9 used & new from CDN$ 6.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Arnie, more than just beefcake, March 12 2015
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Simply put, this is one of the best sci-fi / horror films done. Arnie and his collection of testerone pals do their usual bang-up job of grunting and sweating ... but with a simple script, great set, and a MAJOR creature, this is a bump above. A treat to see Jesse (The Body) Ventura utter those famous lines about chaw: "This stuff'll make you a sexual tyrannosaurus."

CLUBMAN Virgin Island Bay Rum Body Care, 6 Ounce
CLUBMAN Virgin Island Bay Rum Body Care, 6 Ounce
Offered by beautysupplydepots
Price: CDN$ 16.40
2 used & new from CDN$ 16.40

5.0 out of 5 stars You'll smell good like a pirate should, March 12 2015
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Impossible to find bay rum stuff in the mens' section of your local pharmacy. Barbershops promise to order some for you ... but it doesn't happen. I found one barber shop that said they had the stuff ... but they didn't. However, they explained it was some really good stuff and they'd have it real soon: this very clubman bay rum. Probably twice the price you get here. Somebody said it's better to look good than to feel good ... but with this stuff, you not only feel good, you smell, uh, mahvellus (as Billy Crystal would say.)

PageFlip Cicada Bluetooth Pedal Automatic Page Turner
PageFlip Cicada Bluetooth Pedal Automatic Page Turner
Offered by Kelly's Music & Computers: kellysmusic-ca
Price: CDN$ 129.99
7 used & new from CDN$ 129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Toe-tapping page-turning goodness, March 12 2015
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I use this with music score software both in my Nexus tablet and my iPad. It pairs effortlessly using bluetooth, and quite simply is the answer to a pit musician's prayer ... it turns pages effortlessly. If you're a guitar player, you don't have to play hammer-ons with your left hand while you fumble to get the right spot on your touch screen. So far, the battery life is excellent (the system goes to sleep if you ignore it long enough.)

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet]
Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet]
DVD ~ Tom Cruise
Price: CDN$ 14.99
6 used & new from CDN$ 10.90

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5.0 out of 5 stars Live, Die, Repeat watching the film, March 12 2015
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Say what you will about Tom, he CAN kick ass when it's time. Emily Blunt even more so. Despite the enormous amount the studio spent to promote the film ($100 million!) it actually was quite good. Certainly there were allusions to Groundhog Day, and the "exoskeleton" soldiers harken back to Heinlein's Starship Troopers' "Mobile Infantry" powered suits. And we're left wondering whether Tom gets the girl. Yes, it does feature his killer grin, too.

Live Free or Die Hard
Live Free or Die Hard
DVD ~ Bruce Willis
Price: CDN$ 11.98
6 used & new from CDN$ 6.98

5.0 out of 5 stars You go, Bruce!, March 12 2015
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This review is from: Live Free or Die Hard (DVD)
The best plan is to buy all five Die Hard movies and watch them all in a row. I waiting for Die Hard 10 ... the chase scene will probably feature walkers, or maybe powered scooters for seniors

Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Master Can Opener, 8.75-Inch, Black
Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Master Can Opener, 8.75-Inch, Black
Price: CDN$ 24.00
6 used & new from CDN$ 24.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly right, March 12 2015
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Works exactly as advertised. I had a moulinex motorized rim opener that finally died, and I replaced it with this. It actually is easier and faster to use, and it never clobbers a lid like the motorized ones can do. And it's quiet, to boot.

Patec® 30 Pin Dock Connector to HDMI HDTV Digital AV Adapter Cable with Charging Port for iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4G - Incompatible with IOS8
Patec® 30 Pin Dock Connector to HDMI HDTV Digital AV Adapter Cable with Charging Port for iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4G - Incompatible with IOS8
Offered by VersionTech
Price: CDN$ 14.99
2 used & new from CDN$ 14.99

1.0 out of 5 stars It's IOS8 that doesn't work with this connector, March 12 2015
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It doesn't work with iOS 8 ... and the same is true for the Apple connector. IOS8 broke the functionality of the 30-pin connectors. My iPhone 5S works fine with Apple's lightning version ... but my iPad 3 does not work with this, nor with Apple's own connector. Check the web: people who did not update from iOS 7 love this connector ... when they upgraded, the 30-pin connectors, whatever the source, do not work. Sadly, Apple TV is now your best bet.

Fade to Black (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
Fade to Black (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
Price: CDN$ 7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars worth the read, Sept. 21 2014
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Wolfe tends to run to the kitchen more than I remember. He seems to have forgotten to lick the foam off his lips. And Goldsborough has him relapsing a lot in the 8 Wolfes he's penned. Though Fritz has been elevated to the best chef in America by Goldsborough, his meals now have such pedestrian descriptions as pork tenderloin and blueberry pie. Archie and Lily Rowan are much more overt in their billing and cooing. But so what? Wolfe and Archie and the rest of the circus live on. I've read and will reread all 8 of Goldsborough's Wolfes. Now if only I could press a buzzer and ring for beer while I read them!

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