Bluetooth bookshelf speakers with great midrange

These Edifier S1000DB speakers will be the ones I listen to while I work.

I left my old home stereo in my old home. It was hard-wired into the walls and I didn't want the new owners to have to sort all that shit out. As I move into a new place I do not want to deal with wires at all. Bluetooth 4.0 has become plenty good enough for my daily listening.

Also: I really enjoyed my previous set of Edifier bookshelf speakers.

I gave the prior set away when I moved out of said home and into a VW Van for the summer, or I'd still be using them!

Not having the RT1700BTs any more, however, left me to check out what else Edifier might have to offer and the S1000DB caught my eye, and ear. The bass on the S1000DB is cleaned up. The mid-range is clear, warm and super well defined. I found that I could distinctly hear and place instruments while listening to music played via iTunes.

While there are many wiring options, I use the speakers via Bluetooth. I am trying to avoid wires for now. That'll likely come back to haunt me.

The cases do not look as cheap as the RT1700BT and I have also considered placing these in the living room for general household music.

While big, and heavy, if you want a nice listening experience while working on your computer all-day either of these sets of speakers are a treat, but the S1000DB are a much more polished product. Read the rest

Bold statement made at impeachment hearing

Live. Eat. Shop. Reuse.

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How to be inclusive

You? Me? Them? Everybody! Read the rest

Walmart removes sweater depicting Santa Claus doing blow

There is no room for amateurs in the drug culture.

CNN:

"These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart's values and have no place on our website," Walmart said in a statement on Saturday. "We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offence this may have caused."

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For a brief moment I forgot this amazing 1975 Pontiac Firebird is a 1975 Pontiac Firebird

I found myself actually considering this Pontiac Firebird.

Bring a Trailer:

The 400ci L78 V8 reportedly was rebuilt to stock specs in 2015, and the car is said to have accumulated less than 500 miles since. The V8 was rated at 185 horsepower when new and is equipped with a Rochester four-barrel carburetor and a dual-snorkel air-cleaner housing. Components for the factory air conditioning have been removed, but the bracketry remains. The carburetor was adjusted in February 2019, and service in November 2019 included checking the fluids and changing the engine oil. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission that, per the seller, is a replacement component installed at the time of the engine rebuild.

I wonder if it rattles.

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Elon shows off his cybertruck, hits a pylon

If at first you do not succeed just tell people you have.

The truck reminds me of a Gobot, you know the toy that made everyone want a Transformer. Read the rest

HOLY SMOKES: Marie Osmond on dadaism

That's some dada right there. Read the rest

Perhaps folks are getting a bit over invested in Baby Yoda

I am a big fan of seeing what happens when a super-powerful force user is raised by a mass murderer. Read the rest

Los Angeles: Dr. Zaius hosts 'Christmas with a Z'

Supporting Swing Left-Los Feliz and Field Team 6, Dana Gould will be hosting a fantastic night of entertainment as the loveable ape Dr. Zaius!

Come see Christmas with a Z!

From the release:

EMMY AWARD-WINNER DANA GOULD

AS “DR. ZAIUS” HOSTS

“CHRISTMAS WITH A Z!”

AN EVENING OF HOLIDAY MUSIC, COMEDY AND COCKTAILS

TO BENEFIT FIELD TEAM 6

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

NATASHA LEGGERO PUDDLES PITY PARTY KATE WILLETT

THE POUBELLE TWINS 2 HEADED DOG TOM KENNY TRACK IX

ANDY PALEY ORCHESTRA SEÑOR AMOR THE BACH STREET BOYS

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019

AT THE SATELLITE IN SILVER LAKE

PRESENTED BY SWING LEFT-LOS FELIZ AND STAND UP 4 AMERICA

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Bill & Ted's excellent recap

How's it going, Royal Ugly Dudes? Read the rest

Los Angeles: The Tony Martini HOLIDAY Variety Show is this Saturday!

The Tony Martini Variety Hour rings in a swinging holiday season with an incredible line-up at Hollywood's Three Clubs!

Three of my favorite comedic actors: Mark Fite, Renee Albert, and Jim Turner are back in The Tony Martini Variety Hour. Every month Mark and Renee share their hilariously broken-down lounge act and Turner tries to fire them! The fantastic performances of their variety acts save the show!

Amazing contortionist Bonnie Morgan, charming puppeteer Pam Severns, and the bat-shit crazy Michael Rayner, who plays with his food, will be amongst the many wonderful performances comprising this holiday edition of the revue. They'll be accompanied by music man Ben Jaffe.

Oh, and I've been told Fite's Tony Martini and Albert's Bananas Foster have a band new "holiday number" to share!

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Crap to randomly yell out in public

I never enjoyed this game.

Yahtzee is now a product of Hasbro, the owners of Death Row records. Read the rest

How to cook a turkey

Yup. Read the rest

Celebrate by watching the 'Other Side with Zabrecky Thanksgiving Marathon'

This holiday we are entertained!

The master magician who spends his spare time communicating with the dead, Rob Zabrecky, has decided to host a Thanksgiving Marathon of his amazing seance series 'Other Side with Zabrecky.'

A cavalcade of colorful characters join Zabrecky to contact spirits of their choice. Guests include Will Forte, Kate Flannery, Jack Black, Jeff Grossman, Neil Hamburger, Jason Sudeikis, and David Arquette. Also featured are two commercials, a mail bag episode, and lots of music by the band Monitor.

I understand Zabrecky hides secret messages in every video.

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Low cost Shimano cycling shoes are just fine for spinning

I needed new shoes for cycling. These Shimano SH-RP1 cycling shoes are great.

Fairly lightweight, and certainly durable enough for spinning class, I'll be using these Shimano shoes 3-4x a week. They are stiff enough and the velcro straps cinch them down tight.

There are some interesting vent holes cut in the sole that my old pair did not have. I do not really notice much airflow, but maybe when on my roadbike.

I needed to buy a set of SPD clips to make them truly useful. I could have taken the old ones off my last pair, but they are not currently with me.

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These puppies are 'Stayin' Alive'

Feel the city breaking, and everybody shaking. Read the rest

Glass screen protector for my Nintendo Switch

I use these screen protectors on my Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch gets handed from child to child. The Switch gets banged, bumped, dropped and treated like something a 5-year-old is struggling wrest from a 10-year-old. Screen protectors come and go, but thus far the Switch has been undamaged.

Three packs are nice.

[3 Pack] Screen Protector Tempered Glass for Nintendo Switch, iVoler Transparent HD Clear Anti-Scratch Screen Protector Compatible Nintendo Switch via Amazon Read the rest

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