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Old 02-14-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Products I wholeheartedly endorse

I swear we had a thread like this a long time ago, but I have searched and searched and can't find anything. At the risk of ruining a four-year, 5,000-odd-post reputation as a non-spammer, I sometimes find there are certain items that I am eager to recommend to my friends as unexpected gems in the dirtpile of commercially-available items.

First off, Breathe Right nasal strips. These things are amazing. Initially they look like a gimmick, but I've been congested (and disrupting Mr. Clod's sleep with snoring) for so long that I was willing to try anything. Holy cow. They really, really work. The first night I wore one I woke up feeling more rested than I had in months, and I'm told the snoring has stopped. I've used them every night since.

Anyone else have a recommendation to share?
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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Bruce, can we get rid of this spam?
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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Wigwam Ultimax Cool Lite Socks. My feet always sweat, and by the end of the day they are soaking wet and stinky. Until I found these socks. My feet really appreciate me spending a few extra bucks on socks that keep them dry.
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:39 PM   #4
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The Aerolatte.

It seems like a gimmick, and it is, if you don't like lattes. But with this little battery powered frother you can have better lattes at home than you can get from $tarbuck$. Fill a coffee mug an inch or two deep with milk. Microwave that milk for 30-45 seconds. Froth it for 5 seconds with the Aerolatte. Immediately rinse the Aerolatte under the faucet for a second and give it a short spin to get the water off. Pour the coffee into the frothed milk. Enjoy.

Since you aren't brewing with burnt coffee, it tastes better than what $tarbuck$ gives you.
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:51 PM   #5
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uniball 207 gel pen


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Old 02-14-2008, 03:54 PM   #6
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Heh, he said uniball.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:56 PM   #7
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If you take luberjim and re-arrange the letters, it spells uniball.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:37 PM   #8
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If you take luberjim and re-arrange the letters, it spells uniball.
lumberjim

rim jumble
rumble jim
mumbler ji.... ji.... jinx's favorite answer out of these three, i'll wager.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:51 PM   #9
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Gamblin oil paints. They are like painting with warm whipped butter.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:52 PM   #10
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Crest White Strips. Seriously. Mah teeths is so shiney!

And Toyota. You can't kill these things. I am currently driving a 14 year old Toyota Carolla, and the thing barely even has rust. This is New England, where snow and salt are chewing away at it for 10 months of the year. It amazes me daily how well this thing has served me. I wish I were MORE embarrassed by it, but I'm just not.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:25 PM   #11
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That pen is crap. Zebra J Roller all the way.

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Old 02-14-2008, 08:55 PM   #12
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Heh, she said J roller.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:15 PM   #13
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:57 PM   #14
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Lube-er-Jim
LOL!!!
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:21 PM   #15
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My little label printer. I luvs it! It's a Brother P-Touch QL-500 and it works so much easier and more conveniently than trying to do labels with a regular printer (or a typewriter). I asked for it at work, and they're like, why do you need that? You have a printer. (My printer SUCKS at labels). So I finally bought the damn thing myself, and I'm sooo glad I did.

It's the little things, ya know?
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