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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

This thread is inspired by this video:

http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/25mm

If you watch it, you'll know the line I'm talking about.  This is a place to share the "things/devices/stuff" that you think are AWESOME and you personally endorse and recommend to friends.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:22 PM

I thought we already had a breasts thread.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:41 PM

View Postcdexchange, on 27 January 2012 - 12:22 PM, said:

I thought we already had a breasts thread.
:clapping:  :wub:

anyway ...

big fan of the iPhone. this is not meant to incite a an-droid vs. apple fanboi flame war. it's what i own, it's what i use, and it's what i like. internet, text, sports scores, *REALLY* love the red laser app for all kinds of reasons--price hunting, bar code generation for any URL, etc. i love the fact that apple finally has a cloud-based music storage system, though i'm not in love with the current implementation (no actual streaming--just the ability to download. in a lot of ways, audiogalaxy has this beat by a landslide, but whatever. for that matter, so does amazon's cloud music storage and google music).

anyway, that is all. also, breasts. thanks to status quo for pointing out that. :)

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:56 PM

Gibson Les Paul guitars are pretty cool.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

British comedy.



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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:08 PM

Lansky ceramic rod knife sharpeners.  http://lansky.com/in...-rod-turn-box/  So inexpensive, yet so effective.  I have yet to use another knife "sharpener" that works as well as these rods do.  (ps.. they don't "sharpen" they hone.)  5-10 strokes once a week or so and my chef's knife stays scary sharp.

KitchenAid stand mixers.  Not only are they powerful enough to handle heavy duty mixing tasks like kneading bread dough, but their attachments for meat grinding, etc. work extremely well.  And they are built tough.  And the best part is, in the event they do break they are serviceable.  In this age of disposable goods it is good to know that you can get online and buy the parts you need to fix something.

Weber Genesis series gas grills.  I've had mine for 11 years.  Still have all the original parts.  And I don;'t baby mine.  It get used year round and is almost never covered.  Controls temperature well enough to roast a turkey.  Gets hot enough to make glorious pizza.  Can be adjusted down low enough to do a very credible job of ribs or pork shoulder.

Genny Bock beer.  Try it.  You'll thank me.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

Seconding the Genny Goat. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:11 PM

Sabres hockey and Bills football.

Seriously ...

Toshiba laptops and Remington electric shavers.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:14 PM

First thing that popped in my head were KY and nipple cream.  I'm a terrible person.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:18 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 27 January 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

First thing that popped in my head were KY and nipple cream.  I'm a terrible person.
*flutter*

no you're not ... :)

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:18 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 27 January 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

First thing that popped in my head were KY and nipple cream.  I'm a terrible person.

Great - I'm reading this at work and now I won't be able to walk away from my desk for the next five minutes.... :wub:

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 27 January 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

First thing that popped in my head were KY and nipple cream.  I'm a terrible person.

You are gonna make Ligers' head go kaboom.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:27 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 27 January 2012 - 01:04 PM, said:

British comedy.



Everytime I hear Hugh Laurie talk, I realize how awesome he is as House.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:28 PM

View Postweave, on 27 January 2012 - 01:08 PM, said:

Lansky ceramic rod knife sharpeners. [ KitchenAid stand mixers. Not only are they powerful enough to handle heavy duty mixing tasks like kneading bread dough, but their attachments for meat grinding, etc. work extremely well. And they are built tough. And the best part is, in the event they do break they are serviceable. In this age of disposable goods it is good to know that you can get online and buy the parts you need to fix something.

I'll second that.  I've used the sausage making attachment a few times with fine results.


View Postweave, on 27 January 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:

You are gonna make Ligers' head go kaboom.

Heh, heh.  Way too easy....

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

View Postweave, on 27 January 2012 - 01:08 PM, said:

Weber Genesis series gas grills.  I've had mine for 11 years.  Still have all the original parts.  And I don;'t baby mine.  It get used year round and is almost never covered.  Controls temperature well enough to roast a turkey.  Gets hot enough to make glorious pizza.  Can be adjusted down low enough to do a very credible job of ribs or pork shoulder.

Seconded - I've had mine for about the same amount of time and it is great.  Steaks are done in under 20 minutes; my old gas grill took at least twice as long.

View PostChris_in_UT, on 27 January 2012 - 12:41 PM, said:

big fan of the iPhone. this is not meant to incite a an-droid vs. apple fanboi flame war. it's what i own, it's what i use, and it's what i like. internet, text, sports scores, *REALLY* love the red laser app for all kinds of reasons--price hunting, bar code generation for any URL, etc.

I've shied away from most things Apple, but after having Android phones for the last 18 months, I may switch to an iPhone.  No real issues with the Android, it's just that there are many great apps being written for the iPhone that never get ported to Android.

I really like my Cuisinart K-cup coffee maker - I get to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee whenever I want.  That's pretty awesome.....

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:34 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 27 January 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

First thing that popped in my head were KY and nipple cream.  I'm a terrible person.

We'll need specific brands on the latter... Feel free to make recommendations on any other matter our SOers may like. :)

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:34 PM

Man caves.  I've had one in my backyard for three years now and it has provided a great place for myself, friends and neighbors to watch sports and blow off some steam every now and then.  There has been some stuff that's happened there that I'm sure would get 95% of men in some deep trouble with their wives, but I'm lucky enough to have an awesome and incredibly understanding wife.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

Foo Fighters Documentary. Very insightful on Grohl and the band's history.

http://www.amazon.co...4611512-0916923

Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium. Probably the greatest show I've seen, but did not attend. They crushed this show. Watching it made me a huge fan.

http://www.amazon.co...4611512-0916923

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

View PostSabre Dance, on 27 January 2012 - 01:31 PM, said:

  I've shied away from most things Apple, but after having Android phones for the last 18 months, I may switch to an iPhone. No real issues with the Android, it's just that there are many great apps being written for the iPhone that never get ported to Android.

I recently got the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and my wife has the iphone 4S.  They are both great phones, but I like mine better with the 4G.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:49 PM

Amazon Prime

iPad

iPhone

bluetooth cell phone interface with car stereo/speakerphone

Marmot waterproof windbreaker (for running in the rain)

Double monitor setup for computer

The show "Louie" -- Season 1 on Netflix

Costco jumbo bag of precut frozen wings

Costco chocolate chip cookies

HD DVR

3rd row seating in new car

wife and kids

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:50 PM

Another thing that I find awesome, both subjectively and objectively, is the artistic skill of my lovely girlfriend. So I'm going to shamelessly plug her work here. ;)

http://joanna-eberts.blogspot.com/

From hockey players to cartoons to nature's creatures to really abstract twisted stuff, she's a style chameleon.

Just to rope you guys in, here's a recent digital painting of Lanny McDonald.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:51 PM



Hilarious Eddie Izard skecth.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 27 January 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

Amazon Prime

iPad

iPhone

bluetooth cell phone interface with car stereo/speakerphone

Marmot waterproof windbreaker (for running in the rain)

Double monitor setup for computer

The show "Louie" -- Season 1 on Netflix

Costco jumbo bag of precut frozen wings

Costco chocolate chip cookies

HD DVR

3rd row seating in new car

wife and kids

When possible - links and stuff help.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:01 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 27 January 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

Amazon Prime

iPad

iPhone

bluetooth cell phone interface with car stereo/speakerphone

Marmot waterproof windbreaker (for running in the rain)

Double monitor setup for computer

The show "Louie" -- Season 1 on Netflix

Costco jumbo bag of precut frozen wings

Costco chocolate chip cookies

HD DVR

3rd row seating in new car

wife and kids

I realize you're just pointing out which season is available, but season 2 was miles better IMO.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

View PostNowDoYouBelieve, on 27 January 2012 - 02:01 PM, said:

I realize you're just pointing out which season is available, but season 2 was miles better IMO.

I've only seen about half of season 2.  I don't disagree though.  (I just saw the episode the other night where Louie hooks up with the single mom from his daughter's class -- holy mackerel.)  More generally, I think that comedies tend to get better after the first year as everyone sharpens things up.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

View Postspndnchz, on 27 January 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

First thing that popped in my head were KY and nipple cream.  I'm a terrible person.

When possible - links and stuff help.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:17 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 27 January 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

Another thing that I find awesome, both subjectively and objectively, is the artistic skill of my lovely girlfriend. So I'm going to shamelessly plug her work here. ;)

http://joanna-eberts.blogspot.com/


I took a peek ...

She has real talent ... is the photo on page one really her?

There is one of her "boyfriend" sitting and reading the paper, or something.  Is that you?  There is a resemblance to your avatar.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 27 January 2012 - 02:06 PM, said:

I've only seen about half of season 2.  I don't disagree though.  (I just saw the episode the other night where Louie hooks up with the single mom from his daughter's class -- holy mackerel.)  More generally, I think that comedies tend to get better after the first year as everyone sharpens things up.

That was a great one.  Just wait 'til you get to "Come on,  God".  :worthy:   I was in stitches during the entirety of that episode.

I love how the show derives humor by examining life from honest, intriguing angles, rather than just fishing for cheap laughs like pretty  much every network comedy.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:21 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 27 January 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

I took a peek ...

She has real talent ... is the photo on page one really her?

There is one of her "boyfriend" sitting and reading the paper, or something.  Is that you?  There is a resemblance to your avatar.

Yep, that's her.

And yes, that's me. The avatar is Clint Eastwood from Coogan's Bluff, but I suppose a share a very minute resemblance... :P

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 27 January 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

I took a peek ...

She has real talent ... is the photo on page one really her?

There is one of her "boyfriend" sitting and reading the paper, or something.  Is that you?  There is a resemblance to your avatar.

I like her style.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

View PostEleven, on 27 January 2012 - 02:29 PM, said:

I like her style.

She'll appreciate that. She just texted me wondering why her blog was getting a ton of hits all of a sudden.  ;)

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:50 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 27 January 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

She'll appreciate that. She just texted me wondering why her blog was getting a ton of hits all of a sudden.  ;)

If she can do a 30-minute Gilbert Perreault, I'll use it as my avatar and link to her blog in my sig.  Hell, even if she can do a stylized numeral 11.  Korab and I have agreed that the silhouette must go, especially in light of his reversion to the Hedgehog, if the Sabres are to win more games this year.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:53 PM

Ford F150

My fireplace

Event Opal speakers.

Panini maker.

Warwick Thumb bass.

CDs.  They just sound better than mp3s.

Macbook Pro

Ipod touch.

Mini-fridge in man-cave filled with Blue.

P-Touch

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:53 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 27 January 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

Another thing that I find awesome, both subjectively and objectively, is the artistic skill of my lovely girlfriend. So I'm going to shamelessly plug her work here. ;) http://joanna-eberts.blogspot.com/ From hockey players to cartoons to nature's creatures to really abstract twisted stuff, she's a style chameleon. Just to rope you guys in, here's a recent digital painting of Lanny McDonald. Posted Image

Very cool.  I envy people with artistic talent like that, stick figures are about the best I can do.  Terry Sawchuk is awesome.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 27 January 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

She'll appreciate that. She just texted me wondering why her blog was getting a ton of hits all of a sudden.  ;)

View PostEleven, on 27 January 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:

If she can do a 30-minute Gilbert Perreault, I'll use it as my avatar and link to her blog in my sig.  Hell, even if she can do a stylized numeral 11.  Korab and I have agreed that the silhouette must go, especially in light of his reversion to the Hedgehog, if the Sabres are to win more games this year.

View PostClaude_Verret, on 27 January 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

Very cool.  I envy people with artistic talent like that, stick figures are about the best I can do.  Terry Sawchuk is awesome.

I too think her drawings are cool, and I too dig the Lanny and Sawchuk ones.  And if she's taking requests for avatars, I'd love one of Lindy -- bloodied (figuratively) but unbowed.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

View PostEleven, on 27 January 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:



If she can do a 30-minute Gilbert Perreault, I'll use it as my avatar and link to her blog in my sig.  Hell, even if she can do a stylized numeral 11.  Korab and I have agreed that the silhouette must go, especially in light of his reversion to the Hedgehog, if the Sabres are to win more games this year.

I think she'd be more than happy to do that. I'll find a good Gilbert shot unless you have one in mind. I'll let you know when she posts it to her blog and you can go steal it. ;)

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I too think her drawings are cool, and I too dig the Lanny and Sawchuk ones.  And if she's taking requests for avatars, I'd love one of Lindy -- bloodied (figuratively) but unbowed.

Easy enough. I'll pose that to her as well.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

View PostSwampD, on 27 January 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

Ford F150

My fireplace

Event Opal speakers.

Panini maker.

Warwick Thumb bass.

CDs.  They just sound better than mp3s.

Macbook Pro

Ipod touch.

Mini-fridge in man-cave filled with Blue.

P-Touch

So much agreed on CDs.

What is a thumb bass?  (I'm a former upright player but never got into the electric game.)

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:09 PM

My Sabres playoff beard. I started it January 3rd. I'm not shaving it until the boys win three in a row, climb to 8th in the standings, or I feel like it. :)

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

View PostEleven, on 27 January 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

So much agreed on CDs.

What is a thumb bass?  (I'm a former upright player but never got into the electric game.)

I think he meant thumbass...

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:14 PM

View PostMattPie, on 27 January 2012 - 03:09 PM, said:

My Sabres playoff beard. I started it January 3rd. I'm not shaving it until the boys win three in a row, climb to 8th in the standings, or I feel like it. :)

Sinse the Sabres are not likely to make the playoffs this season ...

I can see a possible ZZ Top moment coming in April 2013, or beyond :P .

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