Misheard Lyrics, August 6, 2003Reviewer: Kelly Ruddy from Glen Cove, NY USAI thought the song had "Heart and bloodpressure for kitchen." When I heard this song, I thought those were the words to Ignition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing else touches I&W for complete musicianship, March 15, 2002By M. Berger "webjock" (Orlando, FL USA) - See all my reviewsWhere to start? SIMPLY THE BEST CD I'VE EVER HEARD. My review-actually no one person's review--will do justice to I&W, so don't wait for some ultimately persuasive words to click on the "Buy" button--just do it, IMMEDIATELY. You'll thank me later.
I hate reviews that are put in general terms, so here are a ton of specifics:
For those who appreciate variant musical styles, this CD should be a no-brainer for your collection. The more complex charts will probably not appeal to a mainstream demographic, although some tracks (Pull Me Under, Another Day, Wait for Sleep) will catch the average listener's attention with their riveting melodies. But no CD in the last decade--or perhaps ever--can touch Images & Words for its complete musicianship and epic-style storytelling. Dream Theater manages to fuse balladic lyrics and melodies with searing riffs and unusual technical complexity. Rare is the band that pulls off such a cacophony of stylistic nonconformity and makes it work. In Images & Words, DT not only makes it work, but makes it enjoyable to listen to.
Each song is a bit different than the other, and they run the gamut of categories from a short vocal soliloquy accompanied by only a piano background (Wait for Sleep) to an 11 1/2 minute documentary (Learning to Live) tackling the topic of being infected with AIDS (released in 1992 when AIDS still scared the hell out of people). Most of the songs contain at least some passages in which the band is showing off its chops, but again DT showcases its talent without reducing the songs' artistic value. For example, "Under a Glass Moon" is an in-your-face technical machismo-fest that retains logical musical progressions. "Surrounded" teases the listener with multiple time changes, but the seamless beauty of the music is uncompromised (not to mention intellectually stimulating religious undertones in its fantasy-world lyrics). And "Metropolis Part I" challenges both the musical and cerebral faculties of the audience by previewing a story about one man's discovery of a past life through hypnotic regression. Think of it as a "Prologue" to "Act I" of an intellectual rock musical. What makes "Metropolis" even more impressive is how the tone of the music adjusts to match the widely changing 1st-person moods and 3rd-person perceptions of the story's characters. It is brilliant work, continued in my 2nd-favorite of DT's studio releases (behind only Images & Words), titled "Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory." In this album, the entire CD comprises 9 scenes from Acts I and II of the Metropolis "musical." Stunning and definitely worth buying, but I digress.
Why do I specifically enjoy this music so much? As the son of two music teachers who had classically refined musical tastes, I was exposed to a lot of opera and symphonic music while growing up. Oversaturation of the classics set in at an early age, yet through so much exposure I developed a mature appreciation for the fundamentals of musical technique. After experimenting with the Styx-Chicago-Journey-Supertramp-Kansas-Triumph genre and some hair metal in high school, my favorite bands emerged as Rush and Queensryche. These bands of course balance melodic hooks and technically difficult accompaniment very well, and bring meaningful lyrics into the mix. I enjoyed some harder rock in brief moments, but the likes of Pantera and pre-"Sandman" Metallica were a little too heavy for me at the time.
When I was first introduced to Dream Theater through my college roommate's Images & Words CD, I instantly knew it was the perfect unique mix of my life's worth of musical tastes. I must have spun this CD literally thousands of times over the last 10 years--for the first year I played it 3 to 5 times a day, back to back, sometimes skipping class to master the lyrics or reverse engineer the time changes and syncopation. Impossible! Hypnotic! ADDICTIVE.
If this were almost any other band, I would say that the almost-too-self-indulgent vocals of James LaBrie are supported by some of the world's best chops on instruments. But Mike Portnoy on drums, John Petrucci on guitar, and Kevin Moore on keyboards all have lead roles in the musicality of the CD. While individualistic, these parts combine with a tour-de-force of power that somehow works extremely well together. John Myung's bass part usually lends a supportive role rather than a leading presence, but his musicianship and technical mastery of the instrument are phenomenal as well.
LaBrie is an exceptionally strong vocalist, and his part-time bravado / part-time pussycat approach probably would not have matched as well with the style of any other band I can think of. Each band member deserves a significant bio, but rather than having me take apart each of his tendencies in this meaningless text, one truly must experience the blend of talent in person to understand. SO BUY THE CD! After you've become hooked, check out some of DT's other work. They are a band who have achieved a significant hard-core international fan base by doing things THEIR way, maintaining their dignity by avoiding the common and sticking to what makes them unique. No sellouts in this group!
The bottom line? After spinning the CD a few times to get through the technical facade, the listener finds himself interactively engaged with the music, craving a deeper understanding of the lyrics, wanting to decipher the difficult musical passages, and trying to imagine himself as a character in the dramatic scenes that are playing out. Yes, the "images and words" brought forth by this music transports the imaginative listener to a "dream theater." Like the near-perfect details in these songs, the names of the CD and the band were not chosen by accident.
― 20 HOOS poppin steens on kawasakis (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 30 March 2009 00:35 (ten years ago) link
louis you live in Orlando, FL USA and i claim my 5 dollars
― 20 HOOS poppin steens on kawasakis (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 30 March 2009 00:36 (ten years ago) link
plenty of words, none long and obscure enough.
― Anthony, I am not an Alcoholic & Drunk (darraghmac), Monday, 30 March 2009 00:37 (ten years ago) link
also, i cannot stand dream theater
― Zayatte Mondatta (country matters), Monday, 30 March 2009 00:41 (ten years ago) link
i'd be lying if i said the review didn't make me kinda wanna at least hear the record just to see why it elicited such a response tho'
but then i'd be listening to dream theater again :(
― Zayatte Mondatta (country matters), Monday, 30 March 2009 00:45 (ten years ago) link
keep an open mind, lj, perhaps those boys really can write a song
lj outs himself as his own sockpuppet
― Anthony, I am not an Alcoholic & Drunk (darraghmac), Monday, 30 March 2009 00:48 (ten years ago) link
8 of 16 people found the following review helpful:Total garbage..., May 24, 2001By Jack DempseyThe only reason I gave this 2 stars is because, well, because it's Mike Patton. In my book, that counts for something.Outside of that, save your money. If you want to get an idea of what this is like, imagine this:The Emergency Broadcasting Channel tonal noises, raised about 10000 octaves, to produce the most ear-splitting continous beeping, just shy of a dog-whistle. Add to that, the sounds of bus-boys who, while carrying a full load of dirty dishes, drops it all. Glasses, silverware, dishes, sauces, etc., all come crashing down. Cut and paste a few chirping bird noises and the sound of a man having his throat slit (i.e., Mike Patton) while trying to speak and gargle mouthwash at the same time. Next, imagine 500 diesel engines all trying to start at the same time, but can't. Then, for good measure, imagine 1500 grindstones all being used at the same time to sharpen axe blades. Lastly, throughout the entirety of the above, imagine 400 jet engines running constantly, while 6000 short-wave radios are all trying to tune in different channels at the same time (constantly).That just about covers the long and short of this cd. To be honest, the best part of this cd is its end. Nothing inspiring at all. In fact, if you want something truly "inventive" in this genre, look for Achim Wollschied.Better yet, save yourself the frustration and just go buy ANY Einsturzende Neubauten release.
Total garbage..., May 24, 2001By Jack Dempsey
The only reason I gave this 2 stars is because, well, because it's Mike Patton. In my book, that counts for something.Outside of that, save your money. If you want to get an idea of what this is like, imagine this:
The Emergency Broadcasting Channel tonal noises, raised about 10000 octaves, to produce the most ear-splitting continous beeping, just shy of a dog-whistle. Add to that, the sounds of bus-boys who, while carrying a full load of dirty dishes, drops it all. Glasses, silverware, dishes, sauces, etc., all come crashing down. Cut and paste a few chirping bird noises and the sound of a man having his throat slit (i.e., Mike Patton) while trying to speak and gargle mouthwash at the same time. Next, imagine 500 diesel engines all trying to start at the same time, but can't. Then, for good measure, imagine 1500 grindstones all being used at the same time to sharpen axe blades. Lastly, throughout the entirety of the above, imagine 400 jet engines running constantly, while 6000 short-wave radios are all trying to tune in different channels at the same time (constantly).
That just about covers the long and short of this cd. To be honest, the best part of this cd is its end. Nothing inspiring at all. In fact, if you want something truly "inventive" in this genre, look for Achim Wollschied.
Better yet, save yourself the frustration and just go buy ANY Einsturzende Neubauten release.
That long, middle paragraph is actually a great sell of the album!
― I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Sunday, 21 June 2009 18:48 (ten years ago) link
purile but i couldn't resist:
― messiahwannabe, Monday, 22 June 2009 08:46 (ten years ago) link
also: i remember reading a series of customer reviews by this one guy on amazon who was obviously writing reviews just for kicks, he had this obsession with some breed of lapdog (pug maybe?) and was always reviewing things in the light of his hilariously problematical relationships with his wife and mother in law. sounds kind of stupid on the face of it but the guy really had a great, dry british comedy sort of writing style, he really coulda made a career of it. i spent about an hour trying to dig up some reviews of his but sadly haven't managed to cause i cant remember his name or any of the specific books he reviewed... as he was brought to my attention via a post in another forum, maybe he was a minor webstar at some point and someone else remembers this?
― messiahwannabe, Monday, 22 June 2009 08:47 (ten years ago) link
was his name JD or JR or something?
― master of karate and friendship for everyone (musically), Monday, 22 June 2009 21:35 (ten years ago) link
Okay, it was J.E. Swearingen...all of his joke reviews were deleted. I don't think it's the same guy but he cataloged his reviews at buycurious.blogspot.com, pretty amusing overall.
― master of karate and friendship for everyone (musically), Monday, 22 June 2009 21:40 (ten years ago) link
Messiahwannabe, you are thinking of Henry Raddick: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AA9IP6AYACFK5
― ernestp, Monday, 22 June 2009 22:37 (ten years ago) link
"Henry Raddick: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AA9IP6AYACFK5"
that's the one!
When Rover Just Won't Do: Over 2,000 Suggestions for Naming Your Puppyby Danny ScalisiEdition: PaperbackAvailability: Out of Print--Limited Availability
55 used & new from $0.01
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful: Fantastic, January 6, 2002I bought this wonderful book to settle some arguments about names which have erupted in our household after we recently bought a bulldog pup. My son Jonathan wants something "ironic", though his suggestions owe less to irony than inappropriate buffoonery and disrespect (viz Schlong, which isn't in this book) and my daughter Stephanie mysteriously says it has to be something she can work with if she doesn't make it in mainstream films. Still, there are over 2000 naming suggestions and I'm sure we'll find something that suits.
― messiahwannabe, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 08:20 (ten years ago) link
Tell me that's not one of the funnier ones.
― Mark G, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 08:35 (ten years ago) link
I like this one:
The War to Save Our Kids: Raising G-rated Kids in an X-rated Worldby Richard P LindsayEdition: PaperbackAvailability: Out of Print--Limited Availability 15 used & new from $0.62
30 of 34 people found the following review helpful:5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous, July 6, 2002Trying to shield our children from the pervasive obscenity of modern culture is a more-or-less full-time job as any parent knows. Thank goodness therefore for this sensitive and helpful guide to responsible parenting. Sometimes the old ways are best: when my own dad caught me smoking when I was a teenager, he sat me down at the kitchen table and I wasn't allowed to get up until I had finished the entire packet. That worked, after a fashion. I tried a similar approach with my own son Jonathan when I recently found a stash of porn videos in his room. I believe he found the 9 hour marathon viewing as uncomfortable as I did, and I have high hopes of weaning him of this filth.
― Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 08:47 (ten years ago) link
sure! i thought so anyway, but i was drunk when i read it.
Advertising on the Internet (Second Edition): How to Get Your Message Across on the World Wide Webby Neil Barrett Ph.D.Edition: PaperbackPrice: $22.76
Availability: In Stock
21 used & new from $4.97
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful: Hi - XXX 100% Britney naked hardcore XXX, September 19, 2001A sound guide to creating a strategy that keeps you in touch with your consumers in this fast-changing, new media environment. The fundamentals of advertising on the Internet are no different than other media. As a marketer, you need "reach" and "targeting" and Barratt's and Armstrong's guide will help you devise the strategy that suits you and your company's needs.
hell, maybe he's not as funny as i think he is. his sense of humour (<---note british spelling) is definitely pretty dry and understated.
― messiahwannabe, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 08:49 (ten years ago) link
compare and contrast to J.E. Swearingen, who i'm guessing is american and reads the onion:
Intimo Men's Classic Satin RobePrice: $28.00Availability: This item is currently unavailable.
(*****) Well hello, December 1, 2005
Hey there. Sorry for the robe, I wasn't expecting company.
Boy, it's snowing up a storm out there, huh? You've got a snowflake right on your eyelash. No, other one. Here, let me get it for you. Hold still.
There we go.
Here take a seat. You want something to drink? Irish coffee maybe? It'll warm you right up. Two Irish coffees it is!
Here you go. I'm just gonna push these papers aside, mind if I squeeze in? Ah. Amazing how a day of doing nothing can tire you out, am I right?
Is there something on my lap?
Oh my! I am sorry! Just slipped right out of the robe, didn't it? I really wasn't expecting company, I'll just put that right back. My sincere apologies. You were saying?
Hmm. And your children are complaining? No, no, but you have a problem with it, I see. And I'm doing this in front of the windows constantly? Well, my dear, T'ai Chi Ch'uan is the art of graceful movement. Emphasis on movement. I have to move around.
Did you know that T'ai Chi Ch'uan translates to "Supreme Fist?"
Oh my! There is goes again! Perhaps I should just slip upstairs and throw on a pair of Jockeys. Excuse me, will you? No, no, there's no need to leave! It will be but a moment!
Well, suit yourself.
Okay, that time? Right then? When it fell out? That was kind of on purpose.
― messiahwannabe, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 08:56 (ten years ago) link
I like this one:The War to Save Our Kids: Raising G-rated Kids in an X-rated World
The War to Save Our Kids: Raising G-rated Kids in an X-rated World
Yep, fair enough, that one I laffed.
― Mark G, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 08:59 (ten years ago) link
Easily the best of Aztec cameras output.Spanish horses is just amazing.Buy this, then buy all of his solo stuff as it just gets better and better!You hardly ever see Roddy on the telly cos they only show talentless junkies and talentless ho's who I hope OD very soon.
― Old Man of Hoy-ho Silver Lining (Billy Dods), Sunday, 30 August 2009 15:44 (ten years ago) link
5.0 out of 5 stars Jesse is tops in my books, April 18, 1999By A CustomerI think that cd rocked I met Jesse Camp during MTV summer share and if u judge him by his appearance then you are a nobody. Jesse is sweet and a kind misunderstood sole I am his beauty queen or t least thats what he called me so I love the man. and I hope he makes it big I will be at his concert you can bet that
― well pull down my pants and call me swamp thing (latebloomer), Friday, 16 October 2009 03:41 (ten years ago) link
One of these customer recommendations is not like the others!
― Waldstein Sinatra (Paul in Santa Cruz), Friday, 22 October 2010 08:28 (nine years ago) link
As for the actual entries, Christian readers will find it rewarding to compare his definitions of such words as "marriage", "education", "sin", "law", "faith", "prayer", etc., with those given in any modern dictionary. They will probably be surprised at the great differences, and may come away with a renewed respect for this great American.
read this book and come away with a renewed disdain for the last one hundred and fifty years of americans
book looks awesome btw
― inimitable bowel syndrome (schlump), Saturday, 6 November 2010 19:20 (nine years ago) link
a review of the "love you down" by inoj/"freak it" by lathun double single:
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:5.0 out of 5 stars Inoj is true diva material!!!!, July 8, 1999By A CustomerThis review is from: Love You Down / Freak It (Audio CD)Inoj is a true diva just like Brandy..They both have such beautiful,strong voices....she puts singers like Aretha Franklin to shame, when she sang backup for Aretha Franklin on "Here We Go", you could not hear Aretha because Inoj's vocals were so beautiful and strong and powerful while Aretha was watered out by Inoj's superb vocals. If you like diva's with powerful, soulful voices,you should check this song out. Who needs singers like Aretha, Mariah, and Whitney, when we have a diva like Inoj. I wish Inoj and Brandy would have sung The Prince Of Egypt song instead of Mariah and Whitney considering they have much stronger voices. I think that Inoj, Brandy, Courtney Love,and Tatyana Ali should have been on Diva's Live instead of weak singers like Aretha, Whitney, Cher and Mariah. They all pale in comparison to the beautiful, nice bodied Inoj who is shaped just like a beautiful supermodel.
i could have done without the dig at her body but lol at the rest.
― teledyldonix, Saturday, 6 November 2010 19:39 (nine years ago) link
i'm suspicisous of all those reviews on this power supply, apart from the one with 1 star of course lol
― F-Unit (Ste), Saturday, 26 February 2011 12:03 (eight years ago) link
bugger, wrong board
― F-Unit (Ste), Saturday, 26 February 2011 12:16 (eight years ago) link
OMG Acer is such shit.
― Funye West! (u s steel), Saturday, 26 February 2011 14:54 (eight years ago) link
taken from the charlie sheen thread, if you haven't read this you're missing out:
35 of 42 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars Carlos Etstevez is the best estevez (just behind joe), August 26, 2001 By john stamos (LACA) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: A Peace of My Mind (Paperback) Charlie is a personal friend of mine, and i have been reading his poetry for years. This collection is the best of the best as far as Chas's art is concerned. When one works on a show like full house, one sees many forms of expression (from "youve got it dude" to "Watch the hair!" [my personal favorite!]). Sheen expresses the overall feeling of the modern man. From our disgust with the system (damn the man) to our love of sheenistry. Not many people realized that i not only function as an actor, but as a producer. How does this relate to Los? one might ask. Well, sheen PRODUCES some pretty good poetry. Ok ok. Some of sheen's poems may be seen as obscene, thats what i hear anyway. Well, thats trash. that is like saying c thomas howell is a bad tennis player. its just flat out not true. Sheen steals part of ourselves and gives us a chunk of humanity and sheenathan. And, everything that is sheentastic. i remember when a young man named carlos estevez came to town and tried to break into the business. After a name change and a little flick named Lucas, the buzz was too loud to ignore. i personally think that the artist formerly known as estevez will be known more for his poetry than for his acting. carlos is of a caliber not normally seen in this lifetime. I know that sheen has given us all something to think about. ok, i know what you are thinking. he is a mysoginist. nope. he is a drug addict/alcoholic. nope. first of all, as sheen once said, "nobody ever told me it wasnt ok to have a good time." ill vouch for that. ive known the man for quite a while, and never, i mean never, during that time did anyone tell the man that it was not ok to have a good time. now, time to get down to the nitty gritty. The poetry. it is outstanding. brilliant. fun. did i say outstanding? yeah. i am going to go out on a limb here. are you ready? sheen has produced the greatest book of all time. did i say the greatest book of all time? yes. the greatest book of poetry of all time? nope. the greatest book of all time. Why? well ill answer that. sheen is willing to take on the greatest of topics. i wont spoil anything, but lets just say he runs the gamut from A to F. F stands for a bad word. now im going to introduce a new word. Sheenastia. verb. - to live life with the greatest of detailed theological reasoning known to the human form. NOUN - a bong. There is one movie that i would like to expound upon. please allow. NO CODE OF CONDUCT is a film not like any other. on the surface, it seems to be the story of a man's struggle to solve a crime. yeah, yeah, but thats not the end of it. It is ultimately an allegory of one man's search for truth. It may have been directed by the greatest new directing talent on the planet. bret michaels. alright, enough. back to my experience as it relates to sheen. sheens and my life have intertwined on not only a physical but a spiritual level. And through sheens words, i have found life. life's name is estevez. the extevez tribe started in spain in the year 4000 bc. when the spanish conquered much of south america, the estevez's moved on to find their fortune in the new world. they made it, but little jose esteves, didnt. this created a long line of disillusionment within the sheen's inner circle. it lasted for generations, and was not truly harnessed in art until young carlos sheen, born 2350 years after jose, gave his artistic gifts to the world. now, we experience a new form of sheen. a new form of expression. i believe that this book will outlast us all, and will be the final testament of a species that never fully grasped their capability. Call me oldfashioned, but that is the way i feel. sheen has given us what we may never repay. now i will get to the real purpose of this review. i, as a spiritual being, believe in my deepest darkest regions, that sheen the publishing of this book breaks the forth seal of the apolcolypse. that being said, i also believe that sheen is not human. allow me to qualify. sheen, the father of modern thought, is supernatural. sure martin claims to be his biological father. but i know this is not the case. the conception of one carlos sheen-estevez was one of divinity. this impregnation parallels that of another great book of poetry. in fact, i'm not convinced that sheen did not write that great book, as either one apostles or the Lord himself. How did this happen, it cant be true you say. permit my clarification. it is not widely known, but this book of poetry was originally written by sheen during a year of isolation and meditation in the mountains. sheen during this binge of spirituality, would go into trances where he would write unconsciously. Big deal, you say. well, did i mention that he wrote it in a dead language known as aremaic. Once this book is broken down, translated back into other languages and then back to native american languages, we will get the true translation, we will see THE BOOK OF SHEEN aka a piece of my mind.
― frogbs, Saturday, 26 February 2011 18:04 (eight years ago) link
that really is a treat
― HOOStory is back. Fasten your steenbelts. (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 26 February 2011 19:25 (eight years ago) link
― Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 27 February 2011 03:46 (eight years ago) link
hahahahahaha"convey a gammit of images, emotions, and ideas"don't ever change, PEW.
― I'd rather climb into the saddle of my Ford Mustang and sink spurs (stevie), Sunday, 27 February 2011 11:08 (eight years ago) link
he didn't change
― Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 27 February 2011 15:43 (eight years ago) link
Carlos Etstevez is the best estevez
I'm assuming Charlie reviewed his own work on Amazon. Quite the ego there, Charlie.
― Is Aware That She Hasn't Replied Much Lately (MintIce), Sunday, 27 February 2011 20:46 (eight years ago) link
A review for Appendix Out's "Rye Bears a Poison" record:
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:5.0 out of 5 stars great folk fun, April 4, 2002By A CustomerThis review is from: Rye Bears a Poison (Audio CD)Great songs, great singer, great fun to play.
I like this music so much. It make me happy and I want to run and play in the sun in my cardigan sweater and pick those flowers that blow apart in the wind. The best song by far is the one for Lassie because as they sing the song I can close my eyes and picture the dog running through windy grass on a hot afternoon going to lie down with he master. Lassie was a goo dog and he even got he own show.
Nice folky songs. Pretty good for any mood.
― daily growing, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 21:17 (eight years ago) link
This woman's only review:
One must sometimes delve into the background of an author to acquire that person's worldview and how it molds their material, especially when the material being used for historical accounts for educational purposes. "Private Demons" a biography of Shirley Jackson by Judy Oppenheimer, reveals a plethora of information about the author, including that fact that she was an occultist and active occult writer. This book is written with a religiously unilateral, occcult/rationalistic view. Despite intense political & religious controversy surrounding this story, there was an enormous amount of literature concerning broader aspects of the trials which held alternate views not relayed in many of Ms. Jackson's often innaccurate and spiritually condescending renderings of the account.
Many believed the girls were commissioned by Satan to divide Christ's Kingdom through false accusations. Ms. Jackson mocks these Spiritual leaders by negating their position that the root of the dissention began with the afflicted girls and their occult involvement, and alludes that these leaders were vehicles of dissention in the community, by advocating that the colonists oppose Christian teachings. Spiritual leaders were trying to expose their belief that Satan's ploy was to sow seeds of division in the church. Ms. Jackson makes no tangential, historical reference to this fact, that spiritual leaders believed the root of the dissention began with occult involvement.
Ms. Jackson omits various aspects of the afflicted girl's involvement in occult practices, and substitutes a rationalistic world view to explain the occurences. Rationalism excludes Biblical interpretations and the value of conventions and dangers of popular superstitions. Ms. Jackson does not depict occult activities utilized by the afflicted women to avoid any inference as to the validity of an alternate power. Rather, she alleges that these girls merely "pretended" to be controlled by demons, ignoring the fact that many Christian leaders strongly believed in Satanic influence surrounding these issues.
You will notice that the bulk of the content provided by the author in the "afterword" section expresses her rationalistic viewpoint when she focuses heavily on demonology as a myth, and places blame for the witch trials on religious fervor and intolerance, boredom, psychological pressure, and possible physiological disorders. Ms. Jackson attempts to categorize spiritual leaders as zealots.
Ms. Jackson consistently negates to include accurate historical information throughout her book. Ms. Jackson could not include this information because it would not conform to her rationalistic view. It appears that Ms. Jackson selectively utilized facts she chose to paint the picture she wanted the reader to see by flavoring the historical rendering to that of her own world view. She does this by mocking the power of Satan, and accredits belief in his existence to ignorance. By enmeshing her view within her account of the actual events, Ms. Jackson emphatically and repeatedly negates the significance of a ubiquitous entity believed in by a multitude of religions still to this day. I would not recommend this material to be used in a primary or middle school setting as is has the potential to religiously sway an immature reader. It does not qualifies as a concise, historical rendering suitable to be contained as part of the curriculum in a public school setting based on the conjectural commentaries of religiously sensitive content espoused by Ms. Jackson. This material is more suitable to a mature reader who is readily equipped to separate true historical facts from biased conjecture. Please take notice as to the origin of where this book is listed in the Classified Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, under 100 PHILOSOPHY, PARAPSYCHOLOGY AND OCCULTISM, PSYCHOLOGY, 133.4 Demonology and witchcraft. The rendering is an edited account of history through a rationalistic world view, that is condescending and offensive to any aware Christian reader.
― bamcquern, Sunday, 20 November 2011 03:41 (seven years ago) link
_I like this one:The War to Save Our Kids: Raising G-rated Kids in an X-rated World_Yep, fair enough, that one I laffed.
― Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 20 November 2011 04:38 (seven years ago) link
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Human Sound, November 1, 2000By Robert Bezimienny (Sydney, NSW Australia) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Feelin the Spirit (Audio CD)In this recording Mr.Green sets aside his familiar Gibson LS5 guitar in favour of the rather obscure Central American mystic, Sister Alessandra Jorge Diaz (from the order of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour), who proves to be a most marvellous instrument. She is heard strung with traditional gut, and with the more resonant steel, and in both cases she delivers a highly uncommon sound. Mr.Green's uses of the plectrum and of the kapok are very instructive. Mr.Hancock, undoubtedly inspired by Mr.Green's liberties, relinquishes his beloved piano and plays Mr.Harvery Lionel Bally of Rusty Springs, Idaho. Mr.Bally's upper registers are something of a pleasant surprise, but his lower reaches leave much to be desired. When all is said and done, however, all praise must go to Mr.Hancock's well-oiled technique for providing such stimulating accompaniment. Noted bassist, Butch Warren, here masters the art of bowing and plucking Mrs.Eugenie Fillapot, a long-time jazz nut, while Billy Higgins hits the skins of a certain Otto Franz Mommsen, who later filed suit against Blue Note Records for alleged breaches of contract and propriety. Garvin Masseaux sticks to shaking his tambourine, and this can be considered the only sour and conservative note in what is otherwise a highly enjoyable and experimental album, way ahead of its own, or any other, time.
― demolition with discretion (m coleman), Monday, 23 April 2012 12:48 (seven years ago) link
that's a great one
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 20:03 (seven years ago) link
― crüt, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:16 (seven years ago) link
There is no doubt that Cheez-It has made some really classic crackers for all to enjoy. They have had a winning formula for the past several generation with great cheddar crackers that seemed timeless. When I heard they were going to make a mozzarella cheese cracker, I was very skeptical, and it didn't feel like anything that seemed like it was anything that extraordinary. I was right. The first taste of the new mozzarella Cheez-It crackers, reminded me of just how much they tasted like the classic Cheez-It crackers, and I was right. These Cheez-It crackers, taste like the classic cheddar taste of the classic crackers they have been known for definitely. In fact, they are actually made with a mixture of white cheddar cheese into the crackers. Not all mozzarella cheese. They taste alright, but not anything that was a wow factor. If you've loved Cheez-It crackers over the years, I suggest you give their new mozzarella cheese a try.
― crüt, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:47 (seven years ago) link
There is no doubt that it has been twenty years since Tetris made its debut as a video game.
― crüt, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:48 (seven years ago) link
There is no question that Nicki Minaj has honestly been one of the most corniest rappers and singers I have heard for the past several years. Musically, she cannot even sing a note.
― crüt, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:49 (seven years ago) link
There is no doubt that when it has came down to Linksys, they have made honestly the best in wireless routers for all your internet connections for your computers, and video game systems.
― crüt, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:52 (seven years ago) link
There is no question that Jennifer Lopez just hasn't been able to shimmer in her music lately.
― crüt, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:56 (seven years ago) link
There is no question that when it has came down to Toni Braxton, musically she has shwon no boundaries for all.
― crüt, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:01 (seven years ago) link
There is no question that when it came down to Maxi-Matic toaster ovens, there are few and far between that are really worth their money, but there are few that are worth their spirit.
― crüt, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:04 (seven years ago) link
― fish frosch (seandalai), Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:30 (seven years ago) link
Oops this is an ILM thread. Oh well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Their Best CD 10 Nov 2009
By Charm - Published on Amazon.com
Kleer is Very Good Band. This CD is the band best. Out of 8 songs on this CD 7 work for me. The Kleer is Late 70's early 80's Band.
What can you add to that?
― Tuomas, Friday, 22 November 2013 12:22 (five years ago) link
Okay, maybe he could've told us which 1 of the 8 songs on this CD didn't work for him.
― Tuomas, Friday, 22 November 2013 12:33 (five years ago) link
He'd love that one too if he could but every time he plays that track nothing comes out of the speakers but an endless flood of hissing cockroaches
― CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Friday, 22 November 2013 16:16 (five years ago) link
0 of 8 people found the following review helpful1.0 out of 5
stars worse pretrter of of bring a good project. easy drink to hsve sex with anyone, December 25, 2013
By .... Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Polaroid Optics 67mm Multi-Coated UV Protective Filter (Electronics)
incredibly bad product that should be used only underwater until death delivers you from it.. if you are conused man
― Spencer Chow, Friday, 31 January 2014 04:21 (five years ago) link
sorry, wrong amazon thread
― Spencer Chow, Friday, 31 January 2014 04:26 (five years ago) link
a one-star review of mad max: fury road from a maniac:
Beware - you may get more than you asked for in your popcorn, 17 May 2015***Spoiler Free***I was so looking forward to viewing this sequel and keeping a beady eye out for the rumoured cameos of Gibson and Turner, that I decided to attend the cinema's restroom to spruce myself up for the projection.Whilst in there I was joined by a gentleman in staff attire who proceeded to relieve himself and then leave without washing his hands!I left the restroom and was appalled to see this same gentleman peering out of the catering booth! He was in the process of making food for the patrons - using those same unwashed hands.I then asked an usher for the manager. A lady presented herself as the person in charge. I told her about my observation; she then refereed me to the head caterer (the man himself!) He in turn got upset with me and blamed it all on his wife having an affair with the woman next door.I then joined my party in the cinema and would have enjoyed the film a lot more if the noise level was not deafening. Sitting with friends trying to have a conversation was impossible. For me, going to a cinema is a social activity, so not being able to talk to anyone is not a pleasant experience.As for the rest of the cinema -Worn seats - nothing can be done according to front desk.Décor was old and dated; patch work in wallsVery poor lighting - one could have fell negotiating the aislesNoisy carts in hallways as umbrellas and hats were conveyed back and forthMobile phone wouldn't work in cinemaBar poorly stocked at a glanceNo beck and call usher service after film began
I was so looking forward to viewing this sequel and keeping a beady eye out for the rumoured cameos of Gibson and Turner, that I decided to attend the cinema's restroom to spruce myself up for the projection.
Whilst in there I was joined by a gentleman in staff attire who proceeded to relieve himself and then leave without washing his hands!
I left the restroom and was appalled to see this same gentleman peering out of the catering booth! He was in the process of making food for the patrons - using those same unwashed hands.
I then asked an usher for the manager. A lady presented herself as the person in charge. I told her about my observation; she then refereed me to the head caterer (the man himself!) He in turn got upset with me and blamed it all on his wife having an affair with the woman next door.
I then joined my party in the cinema and would have enjoyed the film a lot more if the noise level was not deafening. Sitting with friends trying to have a conversation was impossible. For me, going to a cinema is a social activity, so not being able to talk to anyone is not a pleasant experience.
As for the rest of the cinema -
Worn seats - nothing can be done according to front desk.Décor was old and dated; patch work in wallsVery poor lighting - one could have fell negotiating the aislesNoisy carts in hallways as umbrellas and hats were conveyed back and forthMobile phone wouldn't work in cinemaBar poorly stocked at a glanceNo beck and call usher service after film began
― bizarro gazzara, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 15:51 (four years ago) link
what's great here is the lumbering, ominous music filtered through incredibly clean, tasteful production. listening to Earth makes you feel like something amazing and or terrifying is always about to happen. next time you go to a diner and order the meatloaf special, time it so that "Engine of Ruin" starts playing just as the server sets down the plate.
― mizzell, Friday, 23 December 2016 17:17 (two years ago) link
Question: Can I mount it horizontal or verticalAnswer: JoAnn, you can do whatever you set your mind too! But no this piece is only able to be hung vertically. By Sydney on July 8, 2015
― johnny crunch, Monday, 20 February 2017 01:14 (two years ago) link
They apparently have someone manning a desk and monitoring fake reviews.
― clemenza, Saturday, 25 February 2017 21:19 (two years ago) link
― Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 20:19 (six days ago) link