Reviews by seadocks
Great for read aloud
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My kids loved having this book read to them out loud and then each of them took a turn trying to figure out the answer to the clues in each story. They had a lot of fun trying to justify their answers to each other and then loved celebrating when they got it right or thinking it through when they were wrong. A great experience for all of us.
Great late night view
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I must say the music really enhanced the film. Without such a great dated soundtrack the movie would have sucked. This is a great one to watch in the middle of the night with the sound up to a good level. This reminded me of all the really far fetched movies I use to love watching back in the 80's. The crazy story line horror movies from the old days. This one is good not because of gore or blood but because of the sound keeping you wondering what the heck is going on with the crazy people in the movie and how insane it would be to be in that situation. This is a great example of good low budget film making.
WHAT! I can bake.
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I have tried many times to bake and every time i suck at it. I make cookies, burned. I make cake, gooey in the middle. I made bread, hard as a rock. This time I tried with Josey Baker and it was amazing. I started with lesson one and worked forward. It worked. My family devoured the first loaf, then the next one then the next two. I started making my own sourdough starter and since it takes about two plus weeks of changing out flour and water every two days I was unable to finish it before the book was due back. I have noticed that as the starter has been growing it went from stanky to awesome smelling over the last two weeks. Just a note to anyone thinking of getting this book, get a good loaf pan and use distilled water for the sourdough recipes, city water will take almost an extra week to work. Now if only I had enough time each day to due the folding and feeding I need to do every six hours or I could just do what the book says and take up a lot of fridge space for the dough.
Beck delivers emotions
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I really liked this album and I usually don't like too many mellow musical works. I also test an album by trying to listen to it straight through with headphones and my eyes closed to try and visualize what the artist wanted me to get, or pick up. I felt that Beck was very sad or that maybe he just wanted me to feel very melancholy. Either way I really liked it and it was great for just sitting around sipping a drink and thinking about all the things in my life, the things that I feel about, not the things I own. Get in touch with emotions and thoughts. Nice work Beck.
favorites
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one of my favorite episodes of this series is the pillow versus blankets. A classic for anyone that has watched anything on PBS that it is a parody of. I was laughing so hard I was in tears, but then again I am a nerd so it is okay. I had to order the set online just because of some of these parody episodes. Then again almost all of the episodes are a parody of something aren't they.