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More fun with Amazon reviews.

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A co-worker sent this around and I just HAD to share it…   It’s not nearly as geeky as “The Story of Ping”.

 

For those that don’t want to follow the link, these are some of reviews for this:

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“I bought this review based on all of the positive reviews, but am having some issues with space. The desk is great shape and fit for my 2004 Chevy Caprice, but I am really having a heck of a time fitting the Chevy in the office. I put my printer/fax, coffee machine, shredder, and inappropriate family photos snugly in the backseat, yet I still don't have enough room to walk around the Chevy. And worse, I can barely open the door and squeeze in. Most of the time I squeeze in the passenger side and scramble into the driver seat. I tried leaving the window open and crawling through, but Scrappy hops in and hangs his head out the window. I just don't have the heart to tell him we aren't going to the dogpark and that I am still working.
When the contractor comes to tear out the adjoining wall to my living room, I know he will ask me "Why don't you just use the garage?" But has he actually *seen* the garage! It's filled with stuff I never use like my treadmill, ab-lounger, roto-till, lawnmower... I couldn't work in that kind of clutter! NO WAY!
Don't get me wrong! I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! Now I can turn my Neil Diamond up as loud as I want to and not have Sandra from Accounting peek over my cubical with those angry little eyes. And when I want to go to Starbucks or McDonalds I can work while I drive AND in the drive thru, too! It works perfectly with my Universal Portable Urinal - Unisex and Reliance Products Hassock Portable Lightweight Self-Contained Toilet
Working from my car, and home, has never been easier. I finally threw out that crappy IKEA desk and printer stand combo! Good riddance! Best of all now I don't have to "tele-commute" to work, I "auto-commute." AWESOME.”

“My 16 year old daughter just got her license a few weeks ago. Since then, she's been going out for drives a lot after school. Unfortunately, all the time spent in the car for her has meant less time for homework. Her grades have noticeably slipped, but instead of taking away her car privileges, I bought this steering wheel desk. It's perfect for young drivers with heavy academic loads! Now she can work on her homework and still be out driving, improving her road skills and staying on top of her grades. I couldn't be prouder and would encourage all parents with new drivers to set their kids up with this super-portable work station!”

“My copilot and I both used these during our "daily grind" transcontinental flights from San Diego to Minneapolis. We had to modify them a bit to fit snug against the instrument panels (when we bought them we didn't realize the planes we fly don't have steering wheels!), but in the end it did the job. With our laptops firmly in place we were able to focus our attention on what really mattered, participating in raids with our WoW clan. During our last flight we were so immersed in trying to take down Eranikus that we overshot Minneapolis by a full hour and a half before some annoying flight attendant interrupted us, babbling something about "FAA and F16 fighters."
We'll definitely use this product again at our next gig, whatever and whenever that happens to be...
Highly recommended! “ [Editors Note: A reference to this]

“This is definitely one of the best products out there!
While commuting through downtown Seattle, I always had to make my sushi on the little center console in my Honda - try making a perfect California roll there! No way!
Now, I can safely make my California rolls, Spider rolls and Rainbow rolls - all while steering with my knee.
Downsides - it doesn't have a receptical for my egg drop soup bowl. Also, I have to keep my knife on the dashboard and my chopsticks tucked in my crotch. So, there are some flaws with this product. I would also recommend keeping your sake in a flask under the passengers seat.”

The reviews go on and on in this vein.  Very funny.

  • If you like the comments on that Amazon product, you'll love this network cable: http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Link-Cable/product-reviews/B000I1X6PM

  • Oooh, I'd forgotten about that one...

  • Take a look at what amazon recommends besides that cable. In the "Customers Who Bought Related Items Also Bought" there is a half NSFW item that fits perfectly with this cable.

  • In a similar vein:

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/reviews/Salted-Water-for-Boiling-105591">Salted water for boiling</a> recipe reviews (new window)

  • Another classic is Tuscan milk: http://www.amazon.com/Tuscan-Whole-Milk-Gallon-128/product-reviews/B00032G1S0

    --

    Once upon a mid-day sunny, while I savored Nuts 'N Honey,

    With my Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 gal, 128 fl. oz., I swore

    As I went on with my lapping, suddenly there came a tapping,

    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at the icebox door.

    'Bad condensor, that,' I muttered, 'vibrating the icebox door -

    Only this, and nothing more.'

    --

    Has anyone else tried pouring this stuff over dry cereal? A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

    --

    This milk worked well when I first got it, but within a few days it wouldn't hold a charge. I called their customer service department and, I don't know if it's in Bangalor or Ireland, but I couldn't understand a word that they said and they began to scream at me.

    --

    I ordered this based on the reviews and found it much larger than pictured. *Much* larger.

  • A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/dp/0833030477/?tag=sollc-intl-20

    "The book is a promising reference concept, but the execution is somewhat sloppy. Whatever algorithm they used was not fully tested. The bulk of each page seems random enough. However at the lower left and lower right of alternate pages, the number is found to increment directly."

    "Such a terrific reference work! But with so many terrific random digits, it's a shame they didn't sort them, to make it easier to find the one you're looking for."

  • I guess my favorite review is:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AH53HOCCN5CLF/ref=cm_cr_dp_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort%5Fby=MostRecentReview

  • I finally figured it out...

    6.1.7600.16385

    6+1+7+6+0+0+1+6+3+8+5=43

    4+3=7

    :)

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