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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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Thanks, Gary: Here's a short overview of the Eton Field Radio 550. http://swling.com/blog/2014/09/toms-overview-of-the-eton-field-radio-550/ Here's his comparison of the Eton 550 and the Grundig 450. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W22OG4g4uQo&list=UULVm5STfCi4fYim73JIKClA Related articles The Problem with the Grundig S450DLX: Noise Reader Says Eton/Grundig Radios Today Are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
I'm ashamed to share this but I see the humor of it, so I decided to make this confessional. I was regretting selling a watch (I refuse to mention the watch model) and I looked for the same watch on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
It affirms my love for large timepieces with big lume, that's for sure.
Paul, that Onion piece is brilliant. I imagine those writers go on to work for Colbert and Stewart.
I bought it on Shop HQ. I love it. Perhaps my favorite watch ever.
James Lasdun Final Essay: It’s Beginning to Hurt In your first paragraph, your introduction, write an extended definition of the chimera and its connection to the Dionysian force in humankind. Then contrast that with metacognition and its connection to Apollonian force in human consciousness. This paragraph must show a clear... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
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Wearing my new Deep Blue Depthmaster with blue dial and black ionic coating today, I approached my wife at her computer, showed her the watch, and said, "What do you think?" "Why is it glowing so much?" she asked, looking... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
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Laura Fraser, “Why I Stopped Being a Vegetarian” (686) One. Why did Fraser become a vegetarian? For the reasons stated by Jonathan Safran Foer: “Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity. In Fraser’s words, the motives were political, environmental, humanitarian, and emotional. It made her “special,”... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Critical Thinker
Jerry, that's very interesting that you like the speaker sound of the RCR-9, with its 2.5 inch speakers. The RCR-3's is 3 inch and I guess that's why it costs 20 dollars more. I'd love to do a side by side comparison.
Support, defend, or complicate the assertion that Lina's decision to stay married to Zuming was an act of self-betrayal. Support, defend, or complicate the assertion that "Temporary Love" is a refutation of moral absolutism. Support, defend, or complicate the assertion that Dan (from "The Beauty") was justified in the distrust... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Robert writes: In probably two years of ownership, I have used my Grundig S450 for *maybe* a few hours. I am not too interested in MW and FM reception, though I will note my example has the annoying FM offset.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
Three In-Class Essays 50 Two Typed Essays 100 Attendance 50 Annotated Bibliography 50 Final Typed Essay 200 Total: 650 points Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Charles Murray, "What's Wrong with Vocational School" (676) One. Are IQ scores reliable? Scores vary from day to day and evolve over time. Outcomes are complicated by other factors such as Emotional Intelligence and character. Two. What is Murray's thesis? Lower IQ students would be better served by vocational training.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Critical Thinker
Practical Argument Lesson: Should Every American Go to College? Robert Perry, “On Real Education” (670) One. What is Perry’s thesis? That Charles Murray’s claim that only 10-20 percent of those in college should be there is erroneous for many reasons: Murray is overly pessimistic about the skill level of the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Critical Thinker
In Colin Cowherd's ESPN radio opening segment, he said domestic violence stories in the NFL are unique to the NFL. You won't hear about them as much in other sports. Why? Because violent men are attracted to the violent game... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
Drive-in-Freak writes: The problem with the Grundig S450 was the noise. It sequels as you tune and spots on the AM/MW dial have a ton of self generated noise. What it will pull in without the added noise is actually... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge
I've had no problems getting FM stations with my CCrane 2E in the kitchen, but in my bedroom, the CCrane SW has superior FM to my 2E. I'm very skeptical about the new Eton. Looks like a rehash. I hope I'm wrong.
The CL-100 is a fine radio. I own one. But moving from a Sangean WR-2 to a CL-100 is like going from a Lexus to a Yaris.
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Rarely used and bought new, my Eton E5 is on the selling block today, starting at $65 with original AC adapter and manual but no box. Aside from slight scuff marks on glass screen, everything looks new. With twin toddlers... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge
The Sangean RCR-3 specs says it has a 3-inch speaker, the same size as the speaker on the Sangean WR-2. Considering the RCR-3's smaller footprint and lower cost, that would make it appealing. However, I notice its atomic function gets... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge
After Pablo commented that the new Eton Mini radio is a "fiasco," I looked it up on Amazon and found that several quality control problems elicited the Eton Product Manager to apologize on open comments so consumers can see them.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Herculodge
Thanks, Tim: Amazon has a few of these units left for a mere $35. http://www.amazon.com/RadioShack-AM-FM-Shortwave-Radio/dp/B00K58WL18/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1410653211&sr=1-9&keywords=Radioshack+Radio Related articles Get Your Sangean 505 on the Cheap at RadioShack Jeffrey Maffuccio Takes Stock of Some of His Portable Radios Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Herculodge
Practical Argument Lesson: Critical Reading of Gerard Jones’ “Violent Media Is Good for Kids and John Leo’s “When Life Imitates Video” (58-73); Should Controversial Mascots be Replaced? (645-651) Critical Reading of Gerard Jones’ “Violent Media Is Good for Kids” (58-61) One. What is Jones’ benefit from escaping into the Hulk... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Critical Thinker
I have both the CCrane SW and the Grundig S350 and I prefer the FM and AM on the CCrane SW. I'll bet good money that Eton RDS Field radio is a rebadged Grundig S450DLX.