Mr. A. Pomeroy

(REAL NAME)
It's a flaming penguin.
Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,870
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (1,245 of 1,526)
Location: Wiltshire, England
In My Own Words:
Bloody life
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,870 - Total Helpful Votes: 1245 of 1526
iGadgitz Black 'Portfolio' PU Leather Case Cover f&hellip by iGadgitz
This was better than I expected. I ordered a black cover for my Asus TF101, and that's what I got. It covers the tablet but not the dock, although thankfully there are plenty of holes for the Micro SD card slot, charging port, headphones etc. The size is almost spot-on - it's *slightly* too large, and the tablet tends to sag down a little inside the case, but this isn't a huge problem. It's kept both open and shut with an elastic strap which I fully expected to snap off after a week, but four months later it's still in place. The stand has two positions and works well enough on the train, although it's more for watching video that using the touchscreen frequently.

The only issue… Read more
Fujifilm Superia 200 135-36 CN 5 PK  Film by FujiFilm
This is currently either the cheapest or the joint-cheapest 35mm film you can buy in the UK, and thankfully it's very good. Far better than Kodak Colorplus, which strikes me as dull and colourless. There is some debate as to whether it's actually 400-speed film repackaged in a 200-speed box; I've exposed both varieties at ISO 200 with essentially similar results. There is a distinct, greenish cast, but Photoshop can obliterate this, at which point you have lovely colours. Very little grain as well.
The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Lif&hellip by Richard Hoggart
10 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I disliked this book. I hated it. I wanted to slap it. I first became aware of it from "Death Cab for Cutie", a song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. I have the impression that The Uses of Literacy was one of those "state of the nation"-type books that was all the rage at the time, a kind of Understanding Media / No Logo of its day, and if it was good enough for Vivian Stanshall it was good enough for me. But it's no good. Perhaps it meant something in its day, but it's useless nowadays. Perhaps it struck a chord at the time because Britain had gone through a decade of post-war economic collapse and disillusionment, and older people saw a future of television and beat music and felt sad that… Read more

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