June 14, 2013

The Althouse Amazon portal: the last place a crook is going to look.

By using the Althouse portal, you can buy things you want and – while paying nothing extra – make a contribution to this blog. We notice. We appreciate it. And we respect your privacy and your street smarts.
Locking Booksafe with Key Lock by StreetWise


Calypso Facto said...

I used to use the Althouse portal occasionally for Amazon purchases, but since the advent of publishing purchase details here, I stopped. It's just NSA-type creepy.

Meade said...

Okay, but you do realize we are not the government, don't you?

Widmerpool said...

This is not news to General Clapper, C.F.

Meade said...

Plus, I'm coming to think everything the NSA has should be made public. The entire PRISM from Google to Facebook to Apple. No secret targeting. Equal rights and opportunity. Freedom of information.

rhhardin said...

My valuables are actual books. My Derrida volumes, for example. ("Okay, where's the stuff?")

That needs something other than a safe that looks like books.

Simon Kenton said...

So, Meade, in these tidbits are you publishing most recent cool articles bought by us Althouse readers, or suggestions you think we'd like? I had assumed you were trying, by showing actualities, to trigger some Veblenian competition in outré consumption.

Meade said...

Partial summary report:
June 13, 2013 to June 13, 2013

Apparel & Accessories
Hanes Men's 6 Pack Cushion Crew Sock (Size 6-12/Black)

Head & Shoulders Hair Endurance For Men 2-In-1 Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner With Pump 33.8 Fl Oz
OPI Nail Envy Maintenance Formula, 0.5 Ounce
Redken Curl Force 17 Texturizing Spray Gel 16.9 oz

Bouvard and Pecuchet with The Dictionary of Received Ideas (Penguin Classics)
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
House of Disciples: Church, Economics, and Justice in Matthew
How to Eat a Poem: A Smorgasbord of Tasty and Delicious Poems for Young Readers (Dover Children's Classics)
How to Live Safely in a Dangerous World
Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club)

Kodak 35mm Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film 36 Exp. lot of 5 Rolls
Kodak Portra 160 Color Negative Film, ISO 160, Size 35mm, 36 Exposure

Cell Phones & Accessories
Limeade Blast L180X 18000mAh External Battery Pack Charger with built-in Flashlight for iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPad Mini, iPods; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2,

Kantek Tablet Stand for Apple iPad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, Xoom, Thrive and Other 7-10-Inch Tablets (TS710)

Justified: The Complete Third Season [Blu-ray]
Rome: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
The Lives of Others [Blu-ray]

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Closed-Back Headphones
JBuds Hi-Fi Noise-Reducing Ear Buds (Black)
Monoprice Fastening Tape 0.75inch One Wrap Hook & Loop Fastening Tape 5 yard/Roll - Red

Grocery & Gourmet Food
Crown Prince Skinless & Boneless Sardines in Olive Oil, 3.75-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)
King Oscar Sardine Tomato, 3.75-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)
SToK Caffeinated Black Coffee Shots, 264-Count Single-Serve Packages

Health & Personal Care
Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection Soothing Smooth Mint Toothpaste, Twin Pack, 4 Ounce
Kirkland Signature Omega-3 Fish Oil Concentrate, 400 Softgels, 1000 mg Fish Oil with 30% Omega-3s (300 mg)
Now Foods ZMA Sports Recovery Capsules, 180-Count
Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover, 5 Pounds

Home & Garden
Intex Easy Set 12-Foot by 30-Inch Round Pool Set
Strathwood Basics Anti-Gravity Adjustable Recliner Chair, Black with Silver Frame

Kindle eBooks
Death at the Bar (Inspectr Roderick Alleyn)
Decision at Delphi

Kitchen & Housewares
Victorinox 48792 Cutlery 6-Piece Steak Knife Set

BISSELL Sturdy Sweep Sweeper, 2402B

Pet Supplies
Grannick's Bitter Apple for Dogs Spray Bottle, 16 Ounces
Living World Pine Shavings, 2500-Cubic Inch

Hi-Tec Men's Eagle Waterproof Hiking Shoe,Smokey Brown/Taupe/Gold,10.5 W US

Sports & Outdoors
Speedo Kid's Begin to Swim UV Printed Neoprene Vest, Blue, Medium

Tools & Hardware
Locking Booksafe with Key Lock

Toys & Games
Crayola 64 Ct Crayons
Spiderman Marvel 3D Swim Ring

kentuckyliz said...

Thieves often go for the books. So do yard sale and flea market shoppers. It's a common habit to hide money in books. Not sure a book safe is the best idea. While searching through the books, the thief finds the book safe and takes the whole thing. Can pick the lock later.

Better idea: Tampax box, under the bathroom sink. The ick factor will keep away any male thief. Don't you think?

Meade said...

Yes, I do, kentuckyliz. And I also think that a tampax box would be the perfect place for rh to hide his his Derrida volumes.

@Simon Kenton: It's just plain advertising really. Transparent. Cool or hot, these are the articles bought by Althouse readers through the Althouse Amazon Associates portal. It's a daily (or so) reminder of one way in which readers can support AA's blogging efforts, if they choose to. I feature one or two items I find amusing, outré, ordinary, etc. - not necessarily as recommendations but because I find them interesting. The featured item that, so far, has triggered the most additional purchases is THIS. Velenian competition? I don't know, but I ended up buying one myself - I think mine was the 27th purchase of it through our portal - and I'm very happy with it.