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  1. Bill Wise

    Looking for very slimline wall mounting speakers

    In the interest of full disclosure, we sell Canton speakers (among others). That having been said, I have the Ergos at my house and my father has the LE series. We love them. Regards, Bill
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    What are some good classic books to get?

    Just a quick second for the earlier mentions of Vonnegut and Chaucer (which needs to be reread after seeing "A Knight's Tale"). Bill
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    Recommendations on Golf Clubs?

    I have a bag full of Callaways (except for my Titleist putter) and you will pry them from my cold, dead fingers. That having been said though, the 845s are nice sticks and seem to be at a more than fair price. Enjoy, Bill
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    3rd or is it 4th? Annual College Football Pickem

    I'm in. Thanks for setting it up, David. Bill
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    What's up with my network? help please!

    Keith, Is the signal from the cable modem run through a surge protector at any point? Routers can be extremely flaky in the presence of stray voltage (thunderstorm, fluorescent ballast, etc.). Also, if you haven't already, shut down the two computers and the X-Box and then reset the...
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    Starting a Home Theater Bus.

    First things first... make sure you have access to a competent accountant and a knowledgeable attorney. The other guys have given great info and tips on the custom install business, but frankly, the HT part of the business will be easy because you enjoy it. It's the "business" part of the...
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    The truth about "non-authorized" retailers and honoring a warranty

    I've watched this discussion intently and debated whether or not to jump in or not. You see, I work at one of those "unauthorized" dealers. We are a small (five employees) dealer and custom installer in a rural part of the country. We don't sell on the 'net and we are extremely concerned about...
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    Opinions on my auto ad

    Wow... that is a great looking ride. It's a little hard to tell from the photos, but I'm assuming there's no sun/moon roof. Has it always been an Oklahoma car? I'll also echo Scott's question (but I'm only 6'4")... how's the head and leg room? Interested, Bill
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    Any good wine websites/databases?

    Give Wine Lovers Page a try. Hosted by a guy in Louisville named Robin Garr (Pulitzer Prize winning author) and frequented by some of the most knowledgeable "wineauxs" in the world. Very active discussion board as well. Regards, Bill
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    Fathers Day Bliss......

    Must be a Wisconsin thing, but at our house it was ribeyes on the deck with a cooler of New Glarus Brewing Spotted Cow followed by the NBA Finals and "The Transporter." Bill
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    Celebrity Sightings

    While we were in Vegas for our wedding, my best man and I bumped into (literally) Tom Jones coming out of the restroom in Bally's casino. Have also shared plane rides with Bob Costas and Cheryl Miller and played mini-basketball with Dennis Rodman in a bar in Detroit. All very nice people. Bill
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    Buying Wine online where?

    Rhett, Ryan is partially correct in that there are some states which have made it a felony to purchase mail-order alcohol. Kentucky comes immediately to mind and I believe Georgia is another. However, if you live in one of the reciprocal states, it's no problem. I've found that I've had the...
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    Wisconsin Dells - anyone been there?

    Jon, We live about 45 min. from the Dells and I can say that it all depends on what you and your family are into. I can pretty safely say that the only "don't miss" is the scenery. Take a ride on the Ducks and find out how the Dells got their name. Other than that, there are some nice golf...
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    Goatees: the new Mullet

    I'm with Garrett, also. With a Van Dyke, at least it looks like I HAVE a chin. Plus, I've had mine since '91 so I don't feel like I'm following any trend. Neither my wife nor any of my kids has ever seen me without one. As for the short haircut, I shave my head because, well... my hair's all...
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    A go-cart for grown ups :-)

    If that is a GSXR 1100 motor on that thing, that's around 130 hp hurtling under 500 lbs. (driver included) around the track. Talk about a suicide sled... I've gotta have one. ;) Bill