The Pop Up Art Book

The Pop Up Art book mixes street, comics and fine art with insane paper craft! Amazing artists works are re-imagined in 3D, and explode off the page!

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The best 'budget' barbecue grill I've found: Char-Broil Performance TRU Infrared 480

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I don't expect a $200 grill to last a lifetime. But it has to cook meats and veggies evenly, with good temperature control. And I found a pretty affordable grill that does that reliably.

Baa Baa Black Sheep (Black Sheep Squadron) vol. 1

Baa Baa Black Sheep - Volume 1

"We are poor little lambs, who have lost our way. Baa. Baa. Baa." I loved this show so much as a kid, the opening credits give me chills.

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AboveTEK's crazy useful smart phone stand

A Gumby-style bendable cable mated to an iPhone grip, and a clip that can affix nearly anywhere, make this stand super useful!

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Blue Plague: The Fall, a prepper fantasy

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Preppers vs zombies is a genre sure to keep me laughing. Blue Plague: The Fall, by Thomas A. Watson, is ridiculous and brutal.

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Sena's low-profile bluetooth motorcycle helmet headset

I recently installed Sena's SMH10R bluetooth audio system in one of my motorcycle helmets. Now, it is hard to ride without it!

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Cheap set of jeweler's precision screwdrivers

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When I need to tighten my glasses, or put batteries in a children's toy, I can never find a tiny screwdriver. This $2 set is a steal!

With No.1 and 0 phillips heads, 3mm, 2.4mm, 1.8mm and 1.4mm flat head screwdrivers this kit has me covered. I actually ordered two, one I keep on my desk and the other in my tool bag.

If I make sure to put them back in the plastic case, I may not lose them.

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The World Burns: a prepper blogger survives the apocalypse

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In The World Burns, the folks best suited to surviving an apocalypse will be bloggers? Oy vey.

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Armada, by Ernest Cline: a joyous, rollicking read

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A sponsored review of Ernest Cline's much anticipated Armada

Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

Who Censured Roger Rabbit?

I've always enjoyed Gary Wolf's Who Censored Roger Rabbit? far more than the movie adaption. Dark and gritty, this noir fantasy is a thriller!

As usual, the book is much better than the movie. Who Censored Roger Rabbit? is a surreal film noir story, that fans of Chandler and Hammet will appreciate, albeit with toons as major characters. Not written for a Disney audience, and certainly clumsy in spots, (like plot resolution,) this story is far, far more entertaining. You'll see a lot of parallels to the film, but the more adult approach and theme fit the genre so much better. I can no longer view ToonTown in the same light.

Eddie, Roger, Jessica and all your favorite Who Framed Roger Rabbit? characters are here, but darker and more interesting. If you enjoyed the movie, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? is a must read.

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Zeiss lens cleaning wipes, like I used to steal from work

Quite literally splattered with everything from seal poop to motor oil, my eyeglasses are frequently filthy. These packets help.

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Book review: Wizard Defiant, a fun blend of tech and fantasy

Wizard Defiant (Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles Book 1)

In Rodney Hartman's Wizard Defiant, space cadet boot camp meets elves and wizards.

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Assault Troopers by Vaughn Heppner

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Humanity is nearly extinct, what few survivors that remain are enslaved to murderous aliens and used as cannon fodder. Can humanity possibly outwit the aliens and win its freedom? Duh.

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The Duncan Butterfly yo-yo is still a LOT of fun

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Every few years, as I rummage through a drawer or bag, I stumble across my Duncan Butterfly. Then the fun begins!

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Mike Smith's The Last Praetorian, free for Kindle

Mike Smith's space opera, The Last Praetorian, is a rollicking space romance.

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Bullitt: How many times can I watch this Steve McQueen movie?

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I'm sick. One of the things that makes me feel better is to watch Bullitt, a movie starring a 1968 Ford Mustang GT, and Steve McQueen.

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The Purge of Babylon, post-apocalyptic fun

Monsters, long hidden in the shadows, take over the Earth in The Purge of Babylon, first in a series by Sam Sisavath.

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