April 13, 2013

Purchase of the day.

From the April 12, 2013 Amazon Associates Report:
Corner Solid Teak Bath, Shower, Outdoor Stool
by AquaTeak
By using the Althouse portal, you can buy things you want, pay nothing extra, and make a contribution to this blog. We notice. We appreciate it. And only if you sing in falsetto will we know it's you.

The Althouse Amazon portal: Sustainably harvested, vegan-friendly, and always low-carb.

11 comments:

SJL said...

Ann,

I find it very annoying that you solicit people to buy thru your portal. Why exactly should motivate people to contribute to your personal wealth? I don't get it. It costs you nothing to blog, you do it for your personal gain...I'm not sure what that gain is (fame, respect, adulation, fun).
Does it cost you to maintain this blog? That I can understand. Tell us what it costs you, and tell us what you receive via the portal. A financial statement, so to speak.

Ah Pooh said...

Miss picky picky SJL is up early this Saturday.

wyo sis said...

I demand a financial statement from SJL. Does it cost SJL to comment on this blog? If so how much? Does SJL get a reward for commenting on this blog? Some form of personal gain? Maybe 35 profile views for example.

Farmer said...

SJL said...
Ann,

I find it very annoying that you solicit people to buy thru your portal. Why exactly should motivate people to contribute to your personal wealth? I don't get it. It costs you nothing to blog, you do it for your personal gain...I'm not sure what that gain is (fame, respect, adulation, fun).
Does it cost you to maintain this blog? That I can understand. Tell us what it costs you, and tell us what you receive via the portal. A financial statement, so to speak.


She could do that. Or you could just blow it out your tailpipe.

SJL said...

OK, I admit it. If I had such a successful blog, I would take advantage of it and make some $$ by having people use it to buy products. After all, that's the American way.

Hats off to Ann!

wyo sis said...

Building up a successful anything and making money. Wow. How unfair is that? People should stop doing that.

Meade said...

The full report:

April 12, 2013 to April 12, 2013
Summary

Amazon Instant Video
Episode 1
Hail Hijinx
Trench Torpedo

Apparel & Accessories
Indiana Jones Dark Brown Fedora Hap Extra Large

Books
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg
The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life

Computers
Replace for Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro) part number: A1172 A1222 MA375B/A(Generic)

Electronics
12V AC power adapter for Planar px212m 19in LCD monitor
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable (6.5 Feet/2.0 Meters) - Supports Ethernet, 3D, and Audio Return [Newest Standard]
Roku 3 Streaming Player

Grocery & Gourmet Food
KIND Healthy Grains Clusters, Oats and Honey with Toasted Coconut, 11-Ounce Bags (Pack of 3) FFP

Kindle eBooks
Demian (Dover Thrift Editions)
My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
The Coffin Trail: A Lake District Mystery (Lake District Mysteries)
The Trial

Kitchen & Housewares
OXO Good Grips Silicone Pastry Brush
Present Time Mixed Salad Print Melamine Bowl, Large

Music
Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill

Office Products
HP 940 Color Combo Pack for The Us, Includes -1 Cyan/1 Magenta/1 Yellow Car

Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 5BTN PS2/USB OPTICAL SCROLL MAC/WIN MICE. Optical - USB
Printronic Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 96 4pk C8767WN (4 Black)

Other
Corner Solid Teak Bath, Shower, Outdoor Stool

Meade said...

Thanks to everyone who used the portal yesterday. And thanks for the comments.

Mumpsimus said...

I sympathize with you, SJL. I feel the same way about American Idol threads. They're tacky and annoying. And the worst part is the guy with the gun who makes me read them.

FleetUSA said...

I bought the teak bench.

And even more I think Ann needs the money because she invests her valuable time and talent her. She has paid subscriptions, e.g. the OED. Otherwise she could be defending some deadbeat Madison low life and being paid by the state.

Meade said...

Nice bench. Thanks, FleetUSA. The O.E.D subscription shall continue at least one day longer:

B. n.2 slang (orig. U.S.).
A worthless idler who sponges on his friends; a sponger, loafer; also (orig. Austral.), a man down on his luck. Also attrib. Cf. beat n.1 16.

1863 Cornhill Mag. Jan. 94 ‘Beau’ Hickman [was] a professional pensioner, or, in the elegant phraseology of the place ‘a deadbeat’.
1875 Chicago Tribune 13 Oct. 4/4 To go on a dead-beat spree.
1877 W. Black Green Pastures (1878) xli. 325 A system of local government controlled by 30,000 bummers, loafers, and dead-beats.
1882 B. Harte Flip ii, Every tramp and dead-beat you've met.
1898 E. E. Morris Austral Eng. 115/2 Deadbeat. In Australia, it means a man ‘down on his luck’, ‘stone-broke’, beaten by fortune.
[...]
1909 P. G. Wodehouse Mike liv. 304 The Wrykyn team that summer was about the most hopeless gang of dead-beats that had ever made an exhibition of itself on the school grounds.
1912 E. Pugh Harry the Cockney xi. 114 He was a full private..attached to London's vast army of dead-beats..these miserable stricken creatures.
[...]
1959 ‘J. Welcome’ Stop at Nothing vi. 107 You don't want help from an old dead-beat like me.
1971 Guardian 18 Jan. 8/2 He didn't write me off as ‘Oh, that dead-beat’ when my name was mentioned.