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Whoever created Mondays...

...needs to be taken out and shot. Repeatedly.

Ah well. At least it was a survivable day. It could have been worse. Much worse.

Fortunately, my small Amazon order arrived. Inside was 4 DVD's... the Akira Kurosawa Samurai Collection. Four of his best movies: The Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo and Sanjuro. *sigh* Ah, cinematic bliss. Naturally, my roommates have no clue when it comes to movies, their idea of a classic film is anything older than 5 years.

At one point this last weekend I was considering Topper. I have the novels, and anyone who knows me knows I love Thorne Smith's writings. Such an underappreciated (yet constantly used) author whose works are the cornerstone of so many movies, classic and otherwise. *chuckle*

Oh, and I found the shortwave I want to purchase. The bad news: The company that made it discontinued it this month. The good news: The place I found selling it still has about a dozen in stock. So... I'll be making the purchase soon. It's a Sangean ATS-818, probably the best under-$300 shortwave made. I had a RatShack version (DX-390) that I logged over 50 countries with, so I know the unit is as rock solid as they come. And given the price (under $160) it's a decent value. No, I'm not going to say where... not publicly, at least. I had to do some calling around to find this place.



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 26th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
Is it better than my Grundig Satellit 700? I hardly use the thing anymore. Same for my AOR-1500 scanner. I'd like to sell the latter but don't have anyplace local that I could hawk it. I'd prefer not to go eBay because of the hassle.
Apr. 26th, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC)
Radio Neepery - somewhere in the 49 meter band
Well, it really doesn't hold a candle to the Grundig. Those things were built like tanks, have decent reception circuitry, and has a sound that ought to be pushed through a 100 watt amplifier. *chuckle* I used to have a Grundig unit that was am/fm/shortwave and had a turntable as well... it also had one of those 'magic eye' tuners. Cool radio... until it got fried by a lightning strike. Zap.

There's one or two ham sale spots online... you might be able to find someone looking for the AOR (I can dream of owning one of those... or an Icom... yeah, right.)
Apr. 26th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Radio Neepery - somewhere in the 49 meter band
The AOR-1500 was something in it's day. Now I'd be lucky to get $100-125 for it. It's a handheld, but does go something like .5-1300 MHz with no gaps. It's now about 10 years old though.
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