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Just For Grins
- 2014-09-30



You use surge protectors, right?

I certainly hope so.

Whether it's your computer, your TV, your stereo system, or outlet you charge your mobile devices on... you NEED a surge protector.

Expensive electronics turn to gigantic paperweights. Your computer goes from having all your photos, videos, and documents to having NOTHING... it's not pretty.

That's one MONSTER surge protector!

Most of the time, it's recommended to have a surge protector that's at LEAST rated for 200-400 joules.

When you get to the 600-joules rated ones, you're considered "well protected"


I think the numbers speak for themselves on this one!

So, I could go on all day about the benefits of surge protection... but I'm pretty sure you get it! Your stuff is expensive, this isn't, and it protects your expensive stuff. It's a no-brainer!

But Here's Something REALLY Cool!

Two of these outlets are "smart" outlets.

You know how you hear about "vampire" energy drain? If you leave a charger in the outlet for anything (laptops, phones, MP3 players, etc) the charger will KEEP drawing power even after the device is fully powered!

That's a waste of electricity. And that means it's a waste of money.

Yep. The two smart outlets are capable of sensing that they don't NEED to be drawing power anymore and will turn off until they do.

That makes this a PERFECT surge protector to keep nearby your computer area.

Plug your normal devices in the "always on" outlets, and your chargers or other devics that you don't use all the time in the other ones.


No surges, no wasted energy, more money in your pocket.


If you think this is going to sell out fast, you're right! So get to the store quick!

PS - $19.97 is what these go up to Wednesday!!


Today's Joke

Playing Chicken

Why did the chicken cross the road halfway?
She wanted to lay it on the line

Why did the chicken cross the basketball court?
He heard the referee calling fowls

Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide

Why did the chicken scientist cross the road?
To invent the other side

What do you get when you cross a chicken and a pit bull?
Just the pit bull

Daily Thoughts

"October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful." ~ Thomas Merton

“First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.” ~ Ray Bradbury


"Autumn flings her fiery cloak over the sumac, beech and oak.” ~  Susan Lendroth

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Last Laugh


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Once he's in the examing room, he tells his doctor, “Doc, help me. I’m addicted to Twitter!”

The doctor replies, “Sorry, I don’t follow you …”


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Abram's Falls

I love the Smoky Mountains, particularly the Cade’s Cove area. However, in my mind Cade’s Cove generally = wildlife. But not this time. I had passed by the trailhead for Abram’s Falls one too many times, so my wife and I decided it was time to hike back and see what we could do photographically. So, we were at the gate right when…(More)

Curious Cub

I found this little guy, his two siblings, and his mother working over a blackberry patch in Cade’s Cove one foggy June morning. Now, the Smoky Mountains are well known for black bears, but Cade’s Cove is the best place to spot ‘em – add some blackberry bushes, and well, this particular day I saw more bears than...(More)

Bull Elk

As I was packing my truck that cold, blustery morning, the plan was fairly simple: Find a cool critter. Normally, this plan entails quite a bit of searching and not so much finding. However, this morning was different. As I was driving along admiring the freshly fallen snow, I couldn’t help but think how amazing it would be to...(More)

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