Reviews

    Scrub Daddy

    Philip C 3 Reviews

    9 months ago

    I've used both the OG Scrub Daddy and Scrub Mommy (with soft sponge side), and I think they're both very good sponges for doing dishes. The softening of the material in hot water is innovative and quite useful if you need a softer sponge. However, I find that once softened, it doesn't get as stiff as when it's dry even when changing back to cold water, so I'd recommend working on the tougher messes with cold water first then finishing with warm/hot water when you don't need as much scrubbing power. Using the "eyes" to hold and handle the sponge is also a useful feature when reaching down into tall and narrow vessels as this allows you to use the sides of the sponge to clean rather than just the flat faces. I get that the mouth is supposed to help with cleaning off utensils, but I don't have the time or patience to insert utensils with precision into this cutout, so I usually just end up folding the sponge in half, like a normal person. I've never scratched my non-stick cookware with these sponges, and the soft side of the Scrub Mommy produces a good amount of suds like a traditional natural sponge. And let's be honest here, the smiley faces are just stinkin' cute and makes the chore of doing dishes a little more fun.

    Cards Against Humanity

    Philip C 3 Reviews

    a year ago

    We were introduced to this game by friends of ours at a game night and have been hooked ever since, so we had to buy the original deck for ourselves. With so many official (and unofficial) expansion decks out there, there is virtually unlimited new content to inject new irreverent, shocking, and hilarious cards to keep the game feeling fresh and relevant. Tons of fun with friends and/or (adult) family! This is an adult party game, and some of the cards can be offensive or gross to some audiences so it will not appeal to all. The makers recommend the game be played by folks who are 17 years of age or older because the cards may reference sex, drugs, and foul language, but there is some lighter fare in the mix too. The game is best played with 4 or more people and can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. In the main deck you’ll receive 90 black cards and 460 white cards, and the rules are simple to understand and follow. The black cards comprise the draw deck and have questions or phrases with blanks that the other players must answer or complete with one (or more) of the white cards in their hand, kind of like mad libs. On a player's turn, they draw a black card and read it, then allow the other players to play their answers anonymously. The play who drew then also selects which response they feel should be the winner, usually determined by how funny they think the answer is but it can be for any reason! The winning player gets to keep the drawn card as a scored point and the game ends when one player has won a predetermined number rounds. The answers can get pretty ridiculous, awkward or just plain weird, so this is not a game for the feint of heart. Overall, I recommend this game for folks who enjoy playing with words, aren’t afraid of adult topics, and enjoy dark humor.

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    Nothing comes to mind, the game is virtually perfect.

    Angel Jackets

    Philip C 3 Reviews

    a year ago

    Influencer for Angel Jackets

    I love leather outerwear and have owned plenty of leather jackets over the years, so when Angel Jackets reached out to me and offered to send me one of theirs to try for free in exchange for an unbiased review, I jumped at the opportunity. The jacket was shipped via FedEx from Pakistan but quickly arrived at my doorstep in the US just three days after it was shipped. The garment arrived packaged in a non-woven fabric dustcover bag. The jacket I selected (Café Maroon Racer) has a beautiful dark red/maroon tone with a distressed patina and a very soft and supple feel, as its made from lambskin. It has a stand collar with a brass snap-tab and a YKK zipper with a 2.5” leather pull which slides open very smoothly. I really appreciated the attention to detail, even along the inner seams of the jacket, as all the lines and stitching are straight, even and tight, with no loose threads or sloppy handiwork. All four pockets on the front are zippered with pulls, though I didn’t love that the pulls kind of awkwardly hang off the zippers; however, you can tuck them under the zipper concealer flaps which I think is worth the extra effort. At the shoulders is a quilted accent that wraps all the way around the upper back, with a tiny bit of extra padding that gives it a bit of dimension, which I think looks really sexy. The lower hem has tension cinch buckles on either side to trim up the waist a couple inches, and the wrist cuffs are also adjustable for a looser or tighter fit with a pair of snap buttons. The XS size fits my body pretty well as it is not too tight in the chest or shoulders and the sleeve length breaks at my wrists; even buckling the snap at the collar isn’t very constricting on my neck. I will say that the jacket as a whole is a little bit thinner and lighter weight than some of my other leather jackets, though I think will be really nice for spring and fall. The jacket does a nice job holding some warmth close to my body without making me hot and sweaty, and there’s room underneath to layer on a sweater or sweatshirt. I really like the inside cellphone pocket as it's just the right size for my Samsung Galaxy S21 with a slim case. Overall, I’d say this is a very nice quality real leather jacket at a reasonable price. The workmanship is clean, the look of it stylish, and the fit is modern and comfortable.

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    Since this is a factory direct leather good, it had a strong odor when it first arrived which did however dissipate over time; I requested more info from Angel Jackets and they sent over a mini manual explaining how to remedy it (e.g. hang it up in an open area for a couple days to air out). I also would have liked the zipper pulls more if the two sides were stitched together and finished on the sides rather than two separate tails with raw edges.