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Friday, July 5, 2019

What gear do the American Pickers use?

Do you enjoy watching the History Channel hit show "American Pickers"? The tv show that radio host and six time New York Times best selling author Mark Levin cant stop talking about. Have you ever wanted to rummage around old barns and storage sheds across America like Mike and Frank? You know, the guys from Antique Archaeology. Most of the time the guys are in poorly lit areas and they pull out their trusty flashlight. Have you ever wondered which flashlight that is? 
As recently as Season 20 Episode 11 "Space Invaders Smackdown" that faithful flashlight is the Fenix UC35. The version they use is linked, but the makers have released a newer V2 version.



The Fenix UC35 is an amazingly compact led light worth the price. It was orginally built for law enforcement use. I used it for a few years in the law enforcement field. It is capable in the normal use and the tactical use. You can buy rifle attachments to attach to your gun and make it even more versatile. You can find reviews on YouTube praising it and of course see Mike using it on the show. With variable brightness and a simple rechargeable battery. It even has a strobe mode for self defense.
If you do get the Fenix UC35 make sure you get the kydex holster as well. The holster makes storing and deploying it quickly a breeze.  



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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Where to find cheap tacky Christmas sweaters

A lot of companies have Christmas parties that involve a tacky Christmas sweater contest.  Finding a cheap one to show up with can be tricky.  Luckily, you found this page!  We found a whole boatload under $25! We found everything from Santa to Trump.  You are sure to win that office Christmas party or make everyone laugh with these great sweaters.  Our pick is the Funny 1.  Some are a little edgy so they might not be appropriate for certain office cultures.  Order now to get them in time!! 


Santa:
Santa 1
Santa 2

Santa 3
Santa 4
Santa 5

Funny:
Funny 1

Funny 2
Funny 3
Funny 4
Funny 5

Funny 6

Xmas:
Elf 1
Reindeer 1
Reindeer 2
Reindeer 3

Xmas 1
Snowman 1 (multiple to choose from)

Misc:
Cat 1
Cat 2
Jesus 1
MCGA

Game of Thrones
Dino 1



Christmas History Series:
Mistletoe
Carols
Poinsetta
Nativity
Date
Carols


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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Save money while wiping your butt?

Wiping your butt isnt a normal go to for saving money, but I would like to show you how it could be.  It is estimated that people spend on average almost 2 hours a week in the bathroom that means going to the bathroom and not showering, applying make up, flexing in the mirror, taking mirror selfies, ect...

Humans have used many different items to wipe from their left hands* to corn husks to newspaper*.  Today toilet paper is the most widely adopted wiping medium because it is relatively cheap and is sterile in its one time use.  Toilet paper comes in many comfort levels and layers referred to as "ply".  We all dread going into a bathroom dropping the big one and unrolling to discover 1 ply.  If you arent careful with one ply you will be wiping with your hand. Toilet paper evolved into baby wipes and actual biodegradable wipes became mainstream.

You may enjoy the refreshing wipe a flushable wipe gives, but if you have a septic tank(and many municipalities are against them) you already know you are not supposed to flush them.  Some people enjoy the feeling so much they put them in the trash. 
There are a few drawbacks to these wipes:
-They are expensive.
-They can be cold.
-Disposal (In many cases you arent supposed to flush them)

Toilet paper has been the go to wipe technology for most of the civilized world with one major exception, France. Aside from being invented in France in the 17th century we dont know who exactly invented the bidet.  Bidets were thought to be a form of contraception early in its use.
 
The name "bidet" gives away its French origins.  "Bidet" in French means "small horse" or "pony" the idea of straddling a small basin like a small horse and using the device is how it was associated in that period.  Given the evolution of the word,could you imagine if it were made today?  It might be called the moped or some other small bike. Toilet Jr would get my vote! 

Early bidets were standalone units beside the toilet that required entirely separate plumbing and drains.  They were eliminated in most cases due to cost, and in some cases they were eliminated because without proper cleaning they could harbor bacteria. 

TUSHY bidet attachment

Today, however, bidets can be installed to existing toilet seats and branch off of nearby sink hot and cold water.  These type of devices werent patented until the 1920's by John Kellog who called it the "anal douche".  The Japanese picked up on the seat mounted device in the 1980's and added all sorts of electronic features ranging from water and seat heaters to night lights. Today a company called TUSHY is trying to get the bidet to become mainstream in the US.

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A toilet seat mounted bidet can save you money by ELIMINATING the need for flushable wipes AND/OR reducing the amount of toilet paper you need to use. Because lets face it.  We have all had those times when it feels like you have to use half a roll to get yourself clean.
Also, if you want to remove toilet paper almost completely there are bidet towels made from sustainable bamboo that you use to pat dry after you are done.
Do you think you will save money on your tushy with TUSHY?


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Friday, August 17, 2018

What were the books from "The Equalizer"?



The 2014 movie The Equalizer(if you havent watched it you can watch it at the link) was built around the idea that Washington was a closet hitman, and he had this odd fascination with reading books to honor the memory of his dead wife.  The books  he reads are used to provide a subtext to the movie.  What would Denzel do?

The first book that is introduced is The Old Man and the SeaWashington gives a brief synopsis and uses the book to explain life to the hooker he rescues that is central to the story. 

The next book is Don Quixote. While the book is not explicitly mentioned or shown, the overview he tells the hooker he is saving while walking her home from the dinner makes it pretty obvious.

The final book is Invisible Man. This book is interesting because it is shown at the very end of the movie.  At first you might not think about the book because the title sorta fits with Washington's persona.  He was essentially the invisible or underestimated man throughout the story.   But when you look at that book it "chronicles the travels of its narrator, a young, nameless black man, as he moves through the hellish levels of American intolerance and cultural blindness."  The current affairs of the time were all about race with Obama recently winning the 2012 election and a few other notable events going on throughout the country.  It makes the inclusion of the book even more poignant.

Be on the lookout for the books from the upcoming The Equalizer 2. EQ2 starts off with Washington reading a book on a train.  I wonder what significance the books in EQ2 will have for the story and for commentary on current events.

What books are in The Equalizer 2?


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