I ordered one these Bug-A-Salt “weapons” for use against insects around stately Hoge Manor. I’ve found mine to be very effective. Click on the image on the left to order one from Amazon.
The Bug-A-Salt shoots ordinary, non-toxic table salt accurately to a range of about 3 feet. No batteries are required. The sights pop up to indicate that it’s cocked and ready to fire.
… and neither is Corey Booker, but Carlos Acosta did an excellent job in the title role in a production of Khachaturian’s ballet by the Bolshoi Ballet recorded in 2008 in the Paris Opera’s Palais Garnier.
It’s available on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon.
I remember feeling ripped off when I had to pay $8.95 for a college text book 50 years ago. My son is taking a couple of programming courses to improve his skills, and the list prices of his textbooks were more like 20 to 25X what I used to pay. He was able to save a ton of money getting used books from Amazon.
I’ve had several questions asking which coffee maker I use. Based on a recommendation from Glenn Reynolds, I bought a relatively inexpensive Cuisinart model for use at stately Hoge Manor, and it has provided excellent service—and it makes good coffee. It’s available from Amazon.
There’s no Cyber Monday deal on it, but the price is right anyway.
Here’s a special deal for today from Amazon. The Microwave Popcorn Popper by MrLifeHack is a BPA-free silicone popper that makes hot-air-popped popcorn in 2 minutes. Click on the image on the left to order one (or more) today.
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The Southern Poverty Law Center has taken upon itself the role of defining what it is to be a “hate group” and to publicly identify such organizations. As best as I can tell, opposition to the SPLC extreme left-wing agenda will qualify a group for listing. Some otherwise responsible organizations have begun using the SPLC determination of hate group status to filter business decisions.
Amazon has a program called Amazon Smile which allows customers to designate 0.5 percent of the purchase price of qualified items as a donation to a charity registered with the Amazon Smile program. When the D. James Kennedy Ministries tried to register to receive donations, it was turned away because it has been designated as a “hate group” by the SPLC. More info here. The reason that ministry has been designated as a “hate group” is that it opposes same-sex marriage. That opposition is based on the ministry’s religious belief stemming from it’s interpretation of the Bible. The ministry claims that it teaches love, even for one’s enemies, and not hate.
The ministry is suing the SPLC and another organization that collects and reports information on charities called GuideStar for defamation. It is also suing Amazon and Amazon Smile under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 under the theory that it has been blocked from the benefit of a public accommodation based on religion. The suit claims that Amazon’s business of providing entertainment such as movies online qualifies the company as a public accommodation just like a brick-and-mortar theater.
This could get interesting.
UPDATE—Corrected the name of the SPLC in the first sentence. I HATE autocorrupt!
Amazon has Cyber Monday deals on Bosch and Dremel tools.
Social Justice Warriors have plagued mankind for more than 150 years, but only in the last 30 years has their ideology become dominant in the West. Having invaded one institution of the cultural high ground after another, from corporations and churches to video games and government, there is nowhere that remains entirely free of their intolerant thought and speech policing. Vox Day’s new book about SJWs is available from Amazon for $4.99 on Kindle.
You can download the Kindle app for free for your smart phone, tablet, or computer. Or you can buy a Kindle for only $79.
Amazon is holding a big online sale today.You must be a member of Amazon Prime to get the deals. Amazon Prime offers special benefits for just $99 per year:
• Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
• Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists
• Borrow Kindle books
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To sign up for a free 30-day trial, click here. If you’re already an Amazon Prime member, please consider doing your shopping via the link on the Home page.
Do you have the free Amazon Kindle app on your phone, iPad, or tablet? Why not? It’s free. You can download it here. BTW, if you download it using that link, Amazon will pay me a dollar.
Judge Grimm does not seem inclined to provide any temporary relief for The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s butthurt. He has denied TDPK’s request for file a sanctions motion against the lawyer representing Twitchy. However, Amazon offers this remedy—
Mrs. Hoge is remodeling her landscape design studio, and I figured it was time to replace the 20+ year old Radio Shack receiver she was using for an office radio. I bought her a Yamaha R-S201BL from Amazon. The tuner section is amazingly sensitive, clearly pulling in DC and Baltimore FM stations that are noisy on our other radios. The old receiver delivers a whopping 5 W per channel. The new Yamaha provides a very clean 100 W per channel.
Don’t run out of popcorn. Stock up now from Amazon. The link takes you to a pack of 12 three-bag boxes of Ovrille Redenbacher’s microwaveable gourmet popcorn.
Or you can use the Amazon link on the Home page to stock up on your preferred snack food.
Rock salt is not an organism. Unless it is contaminated, it contains no DNA. It has no genes to be modified.
But non-GMO rock salt is available. Click here to buy some through Amazon.
It has come to my attention that there are some folks out there on the Interwebz who are upset by some of the posts and comments on this blog. While Hogewash! isn’t in the business of giving offense for offense’s sake, I do understand that not everyone likes the way this blog covers certain topics.
In an effort to help such people deal with their issues, I’ve included this handy link to Amazon which may help soothe their pain.
If you’re going to do your shopping via Amazon, please use the Amazon link in the sidebar on the Home page. If you do, you’ll pay the same price, and I’ll get a cut of the action.
XBOX 360 E 250 8 Gb Holiday Value Bundle
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Kindle Fire HD, 7″ Display, WiFi, 8 Gb—Includes Special Offers
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Sony PlayStation 3 Black Friday Bundle
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Bill Schmalfeldt is very impressed with the fact that he has self-published several books that languish near the bottom of Amazon’s charts.
The Cabin Boy wonders whether or not Stacy McCain has written a book. He has, and you can click here to buy it from Amazon. BTW, his snarky question shows how feeble the Cabin Boy’s research skills are; it took less than 30 seconds to find Stacy’s book on Amazon.
Schmalfeldt also wonders if I have published a book. No, I haven’t, at least not an unclassified or otherwise unrestricted one, but I actually have a couple in the works now that I’m retired. I’m expanding the essays that you can read under the Science & the Bible tab above with the intention of publishing the larger work as a book. I’m working on an engineering text as well. I also have a body of technical papers published in refereed journals and popular magazine articles that dates from the early 70’s.
UPDATE—I’ve been asked about stuff that I’ve written that isn’t publicly available. I’ve done a lot of work as a government contractor. Much of what NASA does has so-called dual use for civilian and military purposes, so it is covered by the International Trade in Arms Regulations. Also, there’s a piece of equipment I helped design on display at the National Cryptologic Museum at Ft. Meade.
Per Bill Schmalfeldt’s request, today’s Amazon link to buy the Kindle edition of his book is no longer active.
From the purveyors of “legal” advice to Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfledt—iron birdseed, anvils, fake holes, and more—for years The ACME Company has been the sole purveyor of the fine products used by Looney Tunes characters. Chronicle Books is proud to present an exclusive catalog featuring ACME’s must-have, best-selling line of items, each guaranteed to promote a happy* life provided that they are used properly.** Including ACME classics and entirely new and untested items, the ACME Catalog showcases 100 products untarnished by government regulations. There’s something here for everyone. An extruder that doubles as a pasta maker for Grandma. A roof-mounted catapult for Dad. And what about a little jet-powered pogo stick for yourself? Each item is matched with a thorough product description, the price, and the shipping cost. As always, the ACME Company brings corporate identity sans responsibility to everything sold with its label. Please note that the ACME Company has no retail outlets or web site. In other words, this catalog is the only way for consumers to access this highly sought-after ACME line.
*”Happy” being relative to the level of one’s acceptance of fate.
**Liability is limited to the competence of the user.
LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Click here to order from Amazon.
UPDATE—Marvin Acme wore bow ties.
Just because I’ve retired from full-time work doesn’t mean that I’m not still doing consulting. If you happen to need someone to design high-performance analog electronics, RF gear (up to 2 GHz), or a loudspeaker system or need help with room acoustical design, I’m available. Click on the wjjhoge.com link on the Home page for more information.
While your on the Home page, feel free to hit my Tip Jar or to shop via the Amazon link.
If you take a look at the sidebar on the Home page, you’ll see an Amazon affiliate link. Feel free to use it.