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BB Accessories Braces/Suspenders - Plain Colours - Black
BB Accessories Braces/Suspenders - Plain Colours - Black
Offered by Gift Tree Ltd
Price: £1.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Not even worth the (probably very very low) manufacturing costs., 15 Jan. 2015
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Where to start? Firstly, on putting these braces on I discovered that, perhaps unsurprisingly, they were far too tight. So I go to adjust them and there my woes begin: turns out they can't be adjusted under tension i.e. when they're being worn. This is of course less than idea, and even worse in the process of adjusting them the strap breaks at the point it's attached to the adjuster. "Oh well," thinks I, "I'll sew it back later. Must have tugged on it too hard whilst trying to adjust the thing." Thankfully hen the adjustment strap was closed it held it in place fine, so by taking the braces off and adjusting them I was able through trial and error to get them to fit. Less than an hour later the same strap became disconnected from the clip and that was that.
On closer examination, this product is held together with a minimal amount of adhesive, such that it can be easily peeled away with minimal effort, and won't stick back again. Absolute rubbish, not fit for wearing as decoration let alone to actual hold up one's trousers.

How to Prove God Does Not Exist
How to Prove God Does Not Exist
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1.0 out of 5 stars Utter nonsense, 26 Oct. 2012
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Unfortunately, this tract offers no arguments of any real depth - beginning with a number of unqualified claims purporting to show contradictions in the aspects of God's existence which anyone with a basic understanding of logic will be forced to reject almost immediately, an attempt is then made to prove that God does not exist through the scientific method. An interesting idea, but unfortunately one which boils down to a claim of "if I pray to God to make a cheeseburger with fries appear from nowhere and God does not do so, I have empirically proven God does not exist" - a childish claim with many opposing arguments aside from the offered straw men.

There are books making good cases against the existence of God - this is not one of them. Reading this for free online would make me feel I'd wasted my time. Having actually paid real money for it is insulting.

PARANOIA T1 Stay Alert (The Troubleshooter Rules)
PARANOIA T1 Stay Alert (The Troubleshooter Rules)

4.0 out of 5 stars Darkly humorous dystopian sci-fi., 17 Dec. 2011
In the first book of the Troubleshooter Rules trilogy, Allen Varney masterfully demonstrates the potential in a setting often dismissed as simple base humour and slapstick for serious satirical writing. Although an air of dark humour pervades throughout, the tone of the story is one of definite menace. Although based on popular role-playing game PARANOIA, no familiarity with the game is assumed as the story of Troubleshooter Team Rotisserie and their quest to return a stolen helpbot is told from the perspective of Team Leader Fletcher-R-JSV-1, interspersed with the debriefing room activities of the team at the mission's close. As the story progresses, the reader is introduced to the setting of Alpha Complex as Fletcher learns of its murky underside, gradually gaining pace until a page-turning climax and a conclusion which leaves the reader anxious for the release of part 2.
Although the writing is at times difficult to read or overly clunky, it is of an overall high standard that should appeal to fans of comedy writers such as Douglas Adams, and for the most part is in a style which carries the story along, without any glaring instances of humour being allowed to get in the way of the story. In conclusion, a fantastic read and well recommended.

Disclaimer: Review copy received free of charge.

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