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I am Jeff McMahon. I teach college English, I'm married to a middle school English teacher, and we have a "rescue" dog, Gretchen, with special emotional needs, though I imagine we're now just as dependent on Gretchen as she is on us. herculogical@verizon.net
Interests: power yoga, combat conditioning, cars that possess the i've-got-to-have-it factor, vegetarian cooking, blissed-out naval-gazer and underground dream pop music, a few well-chiseled books. other website: http://herculodge.typepad.com/
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1A Text: Acting Out Culture, Third Edition Unit One: Chapter 4 with four lessons and in-class essay One. 238-250; 280-287 Two. 301-314; 316-327 Three. 252-279 Four. 287-301 Unit Two: Chapters 3 and 5 with six lessons and typed essay One. 172-175; 178-180 Two. 181-187, 188-202 Three. 203-207, 210-222 Four. 342-367... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
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I should first say that my fourth Sumo, yes fourth, has finally made me find religion. There is no way I'm selling this Sumo. It is a beautiful and manly watch and its price point is very good for a... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Herculodge
This book also addresses the topic in terms of Buddhism: http://www.amazon.com/Why-Am-Buddhist-Stephen-Asma/dp/1907486577/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-6&qid=1416945178
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I put my Tauchmeister T0213 on eBay after owning it for 1 minute. The 57mm bezel plays too big, more like a 65mm owing to the open bezel design. Starting bid is $80. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
Tony has apprised us of this article, "Luxury Watchmakers Target Pirate Smartwatch Faces." Related articles Should I Get the Seiko Sumo or the Seiko Kinetic Diver SUN019? Toshiba TX-PR-20 for $20 on eBay Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
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Addressing my post about climbing the watch luxury ladder, Ed writes: This is all textbook consumer behavior. Read any book on sociology or the psychology of consumers, and will recognize all the behaviors: buyer's remorse, the never satistified questor, the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
The same reason a guy buys a bigger house to accommodate his brand new 100-inch plasma flat screen TV. Yes, it's quite a knot of logic.
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Addressing my regret over wasting 20K on mediocre watches when I could have used that money to buy a few great ones, Ulysses writes: Hindsight is a wonderful and terrible thing. The journey is a learning process and it is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
Gary and Jonny, don't worry, I was being hyperbolic and somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I'm happy with my collection.
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As you climb the watch quality ladder, seeking finer and finer timepieces, you will reach a point, unless you have unlimited wealth, in which you realize you own nothing of value. In fact, you will see that your entire collection... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
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The short answer is yes. If you look like a tomato with four toothpicks sticking out of it, a Breitling Super Avenger or a Seiko Tuna is not going to wear well. I'm sad to say but a certain amount... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
This dialogue about why we have to spend more money on watches to curb our addiction will be in the novel.
Since my sense of identity and completeness is contingent on owning the Spring Drive Tuna, I should probably heed your advice. Life is so short. I should do it right.
Jonny, that's what I was thinking. I think I'll wait and see if Seiko comes out with a less candied version later this year or next year.
Here are some Omega photos. Very nice: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-lnib-omega-planet-ocean-liquidmetal-titanium-232-90-46-51-03-001-now-$7-100-a-996530.html
Ah, the Omega: q=Omega+232.90.46.51.03.001&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eANxVJq8CMfoigLZ8IDoBw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAw&biw=1590&bih=842#facrc=_&imgdii=HYtOLsp7pMQ8GM%3A%3BeMz24O2J0CqyjM%3BHYtOLsp7pMQ8GM%3A&imgrc=HYtOLsp7pMQ8GM%253A%3BQiEB-MwlqWYnmM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fforums.watchuseek.com%252Fattachments%252Ff29%252F1413499d1394413879-fs-lnib-omega-planet-ocean-liquidmetal-titanium-232-90-46-51-03-001-now-%25247-100-4.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fforums.watchuseek.com%252Ff29%252Ffs-lnib-omega-planet-ocean-liquidmetal-titanium-232-90-46-51-03-001-now-%25247-100-a-996530.html%3B816%3B612
A Croatian website, Portalsatova, features a great wrist shot of the massive Seiko SUN023. I notice more black around the case than there is on the all stainless Seiko SUN019. Could the SUN023 be an affordable alternative to the Seiko... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
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Yes, I did. To get my Grail, a Seiko SBDB009 Prospex Marine Master with 50mm case (approx.), I'd have to sell my Tuna, OSD, Benarus, and a few others just to defray 2K in costs from a watch that goes... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
Paul has apprised us of what appears to be a new RadioShack SW portable radio. Specs from their website: Enjoy local AM and FM stations, and listen to Shortwave broadcasts from around the world, with this RadioShack AM/FM/Shortwave Pocket Radio.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
Gary, the Swiss movement Aristo for 200 less and Superluminova might be a better alternative at 47mm: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aristo-47mm-Aviator-Swiss-Automatic-Type-A-Black-Dial-w-SuperLuminova-3H109-/111523774197?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item19f755bef5
Yes I still own it. I do like it a lot and probably won't sell it.
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One watch that I don't mention enough is the Seiko Black Monster SRP307 on the Super Engineer II bracelet. Only 43mm, it plays big enough on my wrist and looks very classy and bold. Apart from its cheap bracelet which... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
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I bought this Chotovelli on Amazon for what I thought was the low price of $150. I had been coveting this watch for close to four years or so when I saw it for about $350. I love the big... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
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Thanks, Gary: ABTW: When You Wear A Watch, Who Do You Wear It For? http://www.ablogtowatch.com/when-you-wear-watch-who-do-you-wear-it-for/ Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
Not wanting skunks or other creatures to live underneath my house, I was concerned to see that the grates that allow ventilation throughout the basement were in disarray. Some were torn as if an animal had sought refuge in the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge