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Barrettine Methylated Spirit 500ml
Barrettine Methylated Spirit 500ml

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A couple of tips for all who have sampled this wonderful medicine, 4 Dec. 2012
I find that after partaking in a bottle or two of this elixir the best place to 'resample' it is in the vestibule in the bathroom. This is because it brings out the best of the porcelain.

Be warned though. When you're curling one off later on it don't drop your ciggy in there. Talk about Ghandi's Revenge! :(


The Muppets [DVD]
The Muppets [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jason Segel
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Most disappointing film of the year, 30 Nov. 2012
This review is from: The Muppets [DVD] (DVD)
When I heard Frank Oz had walked out of the movie due to his script not being used thought it was sour grapes. Turns out he knew something. In short there's too little Muppets and too much humans with their boring song and dance numbers (how this won an Oscar I'll never know).

When I go and watch a Muppets movie I want to see the Muppets gosh darn it!


Ted: Extended Edition [DVD]
Ted: Extended Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Seth MacFarlane
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £8.20

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ted isn't the only one who lacks balls, 30 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Ted: Extended Edition [DVD] (DVD)
If you're expecting similar to Family Guy then you're in for a surprise.

Evidently in order to get a film onto the big screen McFarland made certain sacrifices and this came with the script. This is heavily watered down compared to the material seen in Family Guy et al. and the only time it ever got close to that was the scene in the supermarket when ted was acting out what he would like to do with the checkout assistant.

Note must be made on Mila Kunis who throughout looked disinterested and made it evident that she was phoning it in. She also made it evident that she cannot do comedy or romance.

Disappointing.


Ilyama E1906S 19 inch LCD DVI Monitor
Ilyama E1906S 19 inch LCD DVI Monitor

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now watching on the big screen, 30 Nov. 2012
After umteen years with my trusty NEC 17" it was time for something bigger.

Having tried many widescreen monitors without finding anything acceptable (note must be made of the Dell monitors I tested - it made everything I viewed look like it was from a film noir movie) since it seems widescreen manufacturers seem keen to slop anti glare matte onto everything it was onto the squares. This boiled down to two - NEC and Ilyama and went for the latter.

The picture is bright, clear and sharp. Text is even clearer than before and the colours are bright and vibrant. There's no problem with motion blur and my games look even better than they did before (I play on mainly emulators so all this widescreen talk doesn't interest me in the slightest). Internet browsing, watching videos, word processing are great which let's face it are the three biggest uses of a PC and this monitor passes these tests with flying colours.

Note must be made of the price which is an absolute bargain. Series gamers will be sniffy about these type of displays but I say be off with you! We've got this lovely monitor and are in no need of your flimflam!


H & L Russel Ltd Cotton Pop-up Hamper, Cream, Medium
H & L Russel Ltd Cotton Pop-up Hamper, Cream, Medium
Offered by eShopingUK
Price: £11.33

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hamper that won't hamper, 20 Nov. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
After the old one had an accident with a washing capsule a replacement was required. The specifications were that it had roughly the same capacity at a reasonable price. The ones in the shops were small, came in a variety of colours that looked like an explosion in a paint factory and not too far off the cost of this. So far so imperfect.

A quick glimpse on Amazon led me here. According to the reviews it was large and easy to handle, just my cup of tea. When it arrived the toggles were undone and it sprung to full size. It's large, certainly handle my full load (oo-er missus!) of washing and the strap makes carrying it up and down stairs a breeze where with the old one which it was always a struggle.

The neutral colour are easy on the eye and the hamper can be zipped up should the sight of your delicates cause ladies to faint. On this the toggles works without a problem the first and last time they were used and has withstood the rigors of wash day very well.

This comes with a hearty recommendation to those still using the bin bag or anyone looking for a fine receptacle for their dirty clothes. Thumbs up!


SONY PSP MAINS CHARGER
SONY PSP MAINS CHARGER

3.0 out of 5 stars It works, what more do you want from it?, 19 Nov. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
While not an official Sony charger it charges up my father's Tom Tom without problems.

Note must be made of the plug which is one of the smallest I've ever seen. This has made inserting and removing from sockets difficult.

Overall it works as intended and recommend it to others who are looking for a suitable charger to power up their devices.


Sony ICDUX523FB.CE7 Digital Voice Recorder with Music Player and USB Connection
Sony ICDUX523FB.CE7 Digital Voice Recorder with Music Player and USB Connection
Offered by Tekeurope UK LTD

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Decent piece of electronics, 29 Oct. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I was after a voice recorder and it took me ages sifting through the reviews to narrow to down to one manufacturer. Scouring through those reviews left me with two choices: this or the ICD-UX512. Read somewhere that the ICD-UX523 was an updated version of the UX512 so purchased this unit.

The 4GB memory is more that plenty for my needs and the fact that it comes with a memory card slot should this unit ever ran out of space is a plus. Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate recognised it immediately and was soon copying files from the unit to the PC.

It's a cute thing and never relised it was so small. The extras in the box are nothing special which is also a summary of the earphones. The protective pouch is nice.

Built in there's a variety of editing options dependent on how it's being used, sound editing, FM radio, calender, sound presets and much more. It really is feature-packed.

What's it like in use? The stereo mics are very good and pick up sound from a long distance away and the sound quality is superb; clear, vibrant and without electronic hum from the unit. Simple to operate and am still experimenting with the various settings in order to further improve the quality of sound (if that's possible!).

Overall this is a great piece of kit and I heartily recommend it.


2 Days in New York [DVD]
2 Days in New York [DVD]
Dvd ~ Julie Delpy
Price: £4.90

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Chris Rock fails to save terrible vanity project, 15 Oct. 2012
This review is from: 2 Days in New York [DVD] (DVD)
Julie Delphy directs, co-produces and co-writes the screenplay and am surprised she didn't go the whole hog and co-write and co-sing the theme tune to this as well.

The French are portrayed as a bunch of self-centered, arrogant, vain people who don't wash which must have gone down well in France. Against the background of this is Chris Rock. Normally I find him a mediocre actor but here he shines, he is superb. His portrayal of someone who is thrown into the deep end of a foreign culture and tries to comprehend what is happening and the way it affects the world around him is handled well. Rock deserves all the plaudits he can get for this role.

This film has many infuriating moments due to Delphy's family and would of been a decent comedy if the whole family would of been deported but it was not to be. For those of you into scenery chewing then the scene with Delphy and Gallo is a masterclass: this overlong scene shows both Gallo and Delphy disappearing up their own arses as they show off how actorly they are in their pursuit of being actors. Excruciating.

Certainly the worst film I've seen this year.
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Inception (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2010]
Inception (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £3.95

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Having seen it in the cinema, 15 Oct. 2012
A quick review of the film:

'Bobby, is that you in the shower?'.

Ah, the power of CGI over plot.


Dell Ultrasharp U2212HM 22 inch IPS LED Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2212HM 22 inch IPS LED Monitor

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dell U2212HM review, 5 Oct. 2012
This is a well made and designed monitor completely spoiled by the matte anti glare coating on the screen. Due to the coating everything has the appearance of being grainy and dirty.


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