Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: Mar 28, 2007 0 comments
It's funny, but one of the topics Jeff Wong and I have been discussing, seemingly on a daily basis, has been the endless barrage of negative reviews of 300. I have my misgivings—principally the film's depiction of Hoplite warfare that completely ignores the existence of hoplon armor or Hoplite tactics.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jan 17, 2007 0 comments
The definition of "fetish" is "object or part of the body that arouses libidinal impulses—often to the exclusion of genital impulses." Fetishizing that annoying Microsoft Word paperclip, however, goes beyond extreme kink into deeply creepy territory.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 27, 2006 1 comments
Huckleberry's decided to be Igor this year. Does that mean I have to go as Dr. Frankenstein?
Wes Phillips Posted: Mar 13, 2009 0 comments
You've seen the ads from YG Acoustics: "The best loudspeaker on Earth. Period." It sounds arrogant. But come on—high-end audio has never been a field of shrinking violets. When Ivor Tiefenbrun of Linn announced that the turntable, not the cartridge or loudspeakers, dictated the sound quality of an audio system, that was a man convinced that he was right and taking on the world. And was Krell's Dan D'Agostino any less arrogant when, in 1980, he introduced the KSA-100 power amplifier? In a world where small size and high wattage were the norms, didn't it take a pair of big brass 'uns to bring out a honkin' huge slab of metal that put out only 100Wpc?
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 30, 2008 7 comments
My phone rang and it was Dick Diamond, sales manager for YG Acoustics. "We'd like you to visit our factory and see what we're all about," Diamond said.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 25, 2006 0 comments
And a bottle, too. Wayne Curtis considers The History of the New World in 10 Cocktails.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Dec 22, 2005 1 comments
Something to keep your heads warm when you're using that big block snowblower.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments
Okay, here's how this works: Just click the "External Link" command down below the text on the right and you'll go to the link I want you to see.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
This is York Du of Original, which makes "CD players and only CD players."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jan 05, 2006 0 comments
My definition of great writing is writing that makes you care about stuff you never even knew interested you. By that definition, this Warren St. John article explaining why he cares about college football qualifies. I think I'm going to buy Rammer, Jammer, Yellow Hammer for the flight home from Vegas.

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