Tim Thornton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (56 of 71)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,071,124 - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 71
The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind ~ Ben Folds Five
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It seems the Amazon reviews for this cracking album do it justice, which I'm glad about. But I thought I'd just add: most of the professional reviews of this record have been utter twaddle. First off: hacks expecting BFF to come back with nothing short of the finest album they've ever made, and mewling because they haven't, are frankly demanding too much. Second, a couple of reviewers commenting along the lines of "this is basically no different to a Ben Folds solo album, with a little more grit", are talking utter tosh. Finally, a handful of suggestions that Folds himself doesn't sound like he's in it to win it. Again, claptrap.

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Bodum 1328-16 Arabica Coffee Maker by Bodum
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It leaks. Everywhere!, 17 Mar 2011
This snazzy looking pot makes delicious coffee - provided you want that coffee all over your desk, paperwork and (often) trousers. THERE IS NO WAY of pouring this wretched thing without it leaking. We've tried everything - quickly, slowly, at an angle - but NOTHING prevents a decently-filled pot's worth from dribbling uncontrollably all over your particulars. I was gobsmacked when I learned that Bodum - that bastion of well-designed, erganomically appropriate liquid vessels - were the manufacturers of this sorry hunk of shiny metal. Bodum make lots of great coffee products. This ain't one of them.
The Selfish Crocodile by Shen Roddie
The Selfish Crocodile by Shen Roddie
There a lots of super wacky books to delight your two year old with, but this is a nice slightly more serious one that still captures attention. Lovely pictures, a tale with a moral message that will hopefully be understood and taken on board. Good size too - fits into small bag, so it's great for travel use.