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.
CYBER MONDAY FLASH SALE COUPON: Save an EXTRA 20% off by using coupon code MRCYBR20 at checkout limited stock expires November 27th at 11:59 pm!
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.