The Second Annual Mindless Diversions Unsolicited Shopping Guide


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  1. Maribou says:

    A note that The Silver Chair – the book – is what I appreciate more, not the actual silver chair. Also, the set I adore is from 2004 and out of print. I am *pretty sure* the linked-to set is the same version, just repackaged with the books, because it’s by the exact same publisher, and still unabridged, and why would they rerecord?? – and it’s cheaper than the 2004 version – but I felt the need to point it out anyway.

    Because I’m funny like that.Report

    • Mike Schilling in reply to Maribou says:

      Audio books to seem to get reissued and repackaged often, for reasons that are obscure to me. Case in point:

      I once checked out an audio version of Brideshead Revisited from the library, to listen to in the car (long commute.) One of the CDs disappeared somehow, which was bad news because the replacement + restocking fee would have been close to a hundred bucks. I looked online and yes! EBay had a copy of Brideshead Revisited, also narrated by Jeremy Irons, for about ten. I’d just buy it, substitute in the missing CD, and no one would be the wiser. Except that when it arrived it turned out that, even though they were the identical version, the library copy was on 10 CDs and the EBay version on 12.Report

  2. Mike Dwyer says:

    Awesome choice with ‘The Iron Giant”. That was a regular repeat for us when my oldest daughter was around eight. Fantastic movie, great animation, great story.Report

  3. Damon says:

    I want the grenade launcher on the right of the picture.Report

  4. Matty says:

    Is it normal to buy gifts for your boss and your bosses boss? Maybe this is why I never took to corporate life.Report

  5. Fish says:

    Two thumbs up on XCOM as game of the year. I may gift it to the lads for Christmas, though part of me would love to see them play the original game first.Report