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Cranium Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Cranium Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: It's Cranium for your desk! Announcing a brand-new interactive calendar from Cranium, the innovative company that's revolutionized the board game industry. From the people known for making games in which everyone shines comes this full-color calendar positively packed with activities for one, two, or even a crowd. Hum and whistle to your heart's content (that would be a Humdinger). Show off your drawing skills (Cloodle). Test your hand-eye coordination with a Stunt Double. And liven things up at the office with a "Coffee Cup invitational" ring toss tournament. You never know what's coming next.

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French Country Diary 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

French Country Diary Engagement Calendar: Give the gift of France (even if to yourself). The French Country Diary is an elegant datebook that transports Francophiles to the French countryside— to the rustic kitchens of Provençal farmhouses and charming boutiques filled with treasures. Through narrow village streets, the private gardens of grand châteaux, and colorful farmer’s markets that look like paintings.

In sweeping panoramas and intimate glimpses—a brightly painted enamel coffeepot, a basket of fresh-cut dahlias—it’s the beautiful, bucolic spirit of rural France. Classic Provençal fabrics decorate the cover and gift box, and frame the pages of the diary.

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Zen Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Zen Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Thoughts that make you stop in your tracks. Words that unlock doors in the mind. Sudden clarity, as energizing as coffee in the morning. Filled with quotes, koans, parables, and poems adapted from the 476,000-copy bestseller The Little Zen Companion, the Zen calendar features a year of paradox, wisdom, and profound insight.

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365 New Words-A-Year Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 New Words-A-Year Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: 365 New Words is the best and bestselling word calendar and the essential desk accessory for word buffs, language enthusiasts, and people on a quest for the ne plus ultra of vocabularies. Here are sophisticated words (soigné: well-groomed, sleek), fun-to-say words (catawampus: askew, awry, catercorner), scientific words (extremophile: an organism that lives under extreme conditions), and more, all selected by the editors of America’s most respected dictionary, Merriam-Webster. Each entry includes a definition, pronunciation, sample sentence, and fascinating word history and lineage.

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Wine Lover's Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Wine Lover's Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: From the author of The Wine Bible, this lively, authoritative calendar is packed with stellar recommendations plus tips, advice, history, and lore. Try Saintsbury's classic, exquisitely balanced "Toyon Farm" Pinot Noir. De Loach's smoky, intense "OFS" sauvignon blanc. Splurge on Burge: Grant Burge's "The Holy Trinity," boasting hints of eucalyptus, rich blackberry, and a dark, earthy finish. Plus Alsace's "SGN" dessert wines, getting to know Argentina's richly textured malbecs, decoding "earthy," and why you should never decant red Burgundy (pouring the wine into the decanter may cause its delicate, complex aromas to collapse).

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365 Bottles of Beer Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Bottles of Beer Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Enjoy a year of thirst-quenching quaffs, tirelessly researched and selected by Bob Klein, author of the bestselling Beer Lover’s Rating Guide. Includes great Beer Festivals, Label Lore, Lager Lingo, and Quaff Quotes: “Here’s to the heart that fills as the bottle empties.” (Anonymous)

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365 Days of Duct Tape Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Days of Duct Tape Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: They’re the masters of The Tape. The goofy gurus of adhesive. They are, of course, Jim and Tim—two guys who’ve made it their life’s mission to spread the gospel of duct tape. It’s a new year of tips, sightings, duct tape practical jokes, “Brainteasers du Month,” Photo Fundays, and more.

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Celebrate the wacky, weird, and just plain fun with the masters of offbeat humor at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute—whose quirky and compulsively readable books have sold over 3 million copies. Here are inventions that didn’t quite make it; unusual world record holders; plus Absorbing Questions, Bathroom Brainteasers, Legal Briefs, and Pot-Pourri.

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365 Mensa Brain Puzzlers Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Mensa Brain Puzzlers Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: It’s a year of brawny puzzles for brawny brains. Created by puzzle master Abby F. Salny and sanctioned by Mensa, the internationally famous high-IQ society, 365 Brain Puzzlers is the smart puzzle calendar for people who aren’t afraid of a challenge. Word Ladders. Palindrome Pals. Odd Man Out. Metamorphosis, Family Trees, Cubic Chaos, and Tom Swifties. Each day’s cranial conundrum will push your neurons to the limit. And just in case the puzzles get the best of you, answers are on the back.

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Scrabble Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Scrabble Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Get your game into shape. For the 100 million Scrabble players, this calendar is like a mini-match every day against yourself. If anyone can craft a challenge for the Scrabble lover’s mind, it’s these two guys—National Scrabble Association executive director John D. Williams and Joe Edley, the only three-time winner of the National Scrabble Championship.

Here they present a year of stimulating puzzles and plays. The Name Game. Thinking in Pairs. High-Point Tiles. Four-, Five-, Six-, and Seven-Letter Shuffle. Centerpieces, Extensions, and “Un-Thinkable”: Which word in the list is not an acceptable Scrabble word—Unalive, Unlive, Unbe, or Undead?

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Bad Cat Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Bad Cat Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Bad Cat is paws-down the most offensive cat calendar ever—and the funniest, packed with day after day of inexcusable feline behavior. Here are hundreds of kitties gone crazy: the lethargic and the clumsy, the goofy, the indifferent, the cross-eyed, and the plain ol' mean. Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestselling book this calendar includes Bad Cats in Show Business, Feline Faux Paws, Bad Cat Parole Violations, and Bad Cat Fortune Cookies (Fortune: You will feed me or die).

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Why Do Men Have Nipples? Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Why Do Men Have Nipples? Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Imagine buttonholing a really smart doctor at a cocktail party and asking every odd, icky, or embarrassing question you can think of. And getting the answers! Introducing the Why Do Men Have Nipples? calendar, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name, with 570,000 copies in print. Here is a truly fascinating year of questions you’d like to ask your doctor but never could (at least not before your third martini).

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Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit 2009 Desk Calendar

Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit Desk Calendar: Introducing the calendar certain to pop up in cubicles all over America. If you've ever wondered how to "harness intellectual capital," why that MQNWSMEWGABHANG (Moderately qualified, non-threatening white straight male employee who gets ahead because he's a "nice guy") was promoted ahead of you, or what your boss really meant when she said "keep me in the loop," this calendar belongs on your desktop. Based on the book The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit, the calendar features hundreds of caustically funny definitions for the cliched, meaningless, and euphemistic jargon and "buzzwords" that supplant actual communication in offices every day.

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Dream Cars Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Dream Cars Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: This is the calendar that revs up car guys’ engines. Featuring hundreds of the world’s hottest automobiles—as chosen by the supremely knowledgeable editors of Car and Driver—it’s day after day of power, curves, and pure adrenaline. Includes weekend quizzes, lore, trivia, and more.

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365 Dogs Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Dogs Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: They’re the undisputed champions of lovableness. Newfies, Scotties, lively (to say the least) Jack Russells, stout little Pugs, statuesque Weimaraners, always-smiling Shiba Inus. And just wait till you meet the mutts! For 15 years, 365 Dogs has been the calendar that dog lovers love best—and for 2009, it presents hundreds of winners of the 2008 Dog Calendar Contest. Every day, in full color, an irresistible canine face. With health-care tips, quotes from dog lovers, inspiring rescue stories, trivia, and more.

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365 Cats Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Cats Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: This is it—the original, best, and bestselling cat calendar and the bestselling Page-A-Day calendar. Featuring hundreds of winners of the 2008 Cat Calendar Contest, 365 Cats is a showcase of feline attitude, grace, and mystique. Photos are accompanied by breed information, quotes and lore, health and care tips, and trivia.

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365 Tiny Paper Airplanes Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Tiny Paper Airplanes Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Wheeee! From paper airplane world record holder Ken Blackburn and engineer Jeff Lammers, authors of the 2.2-million-copy bestselling World Record Paper Airplane series, it’s a year of bold, zippy, and irresistibly tiny flyers to fold and let soar. Each full-color plane is based on one of 30 models—including the Eagle, the Spitfire, the dartlike Arrow, the Flicker, the whirlybird-style Twister, and the Mini World Record—and is swathed in bold, full-color original graphics for maximum impact.

It’s instant entertainment—for the office, the school lunchroom, and even the classroom (warning: teachers may not see the entertainment value in this). Calendar includes detailed folding instructions.

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365 Bible Verses Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Bible Verses Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: It’s America’s bestselling Bible calendar, now featuring a full-color photograph of a beautiful nature scene to inspire meditation upon each day’s verse. Ecclesiastes’ thoughts on the meaning of the seasons, enhanced by a photograph of delicate pink cherry blossoms. A waterfall flanked by brilliant fall foliage illustrates a song from Psalms. From John, a message of love and hope illuminated by a sunlit path through soaring trees.

Beloved year after year for its enduring faith, wisdom, and guidance, 365 Bible Verses is now more reflective and more indispensable. Each message of comfort, joy, and insight is cited chapter and verse from the King James version of the Bible.

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1,000 Places to See Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

1,000 Places to See Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: The 1,000 Places to See Before You Die calendar returns with hundreds of glorious full-color photographs of the featured destinations. For dreamers and travelers alike, it's a year of thrilling getaways adapted from the roaring #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name. Discover secluded beaches and bustling bazaars, museums, cathedrals, shopping meccas, charming backwater inns, luxurious spas. Plus travelers’ lists, quizzes, quotes, and savvy travel advice.

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Dog 2009 Gallery Desk Calendar

Dog Gallery Desk Calendar: A gallery of soulful, spirited dogs for your desktop. Hundreds of elegant portraits in color and black and white bring out the beauty and personality in every expression and detail�down to the velvety fur on an ear, the delicate texture of a moist nose, that gleam in the eye�and reveal the essence and spirit of the dog.

160 leaves are printed on two sides then boxed unbound in a clear plastic case. Flip open the top and the case becomes a self-standing display. To change the date, remove the top page and slip it into the back. Midway through the year, turn all the pages over, and the second half of the year begins.

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Cat 2009 Gallery Desk Calendar

Cat Gallery Desk Calendar: A black cat in midleap, as ephemeral as smoke. The texture of a tiny pink nose. Green eyes that glow with light and intensity. The plushness of a tabby’s fur, a kitten’s questioning gaze, the elegant silhouette of a cat stretching against a window. Capturing all the grace, beauty, and mystery that make cats the enthralling creatures they are, this desktop gallery features hundreds of elegant portraits in black-and-white and color. Beautifully composed and reproduced, the photographs reveal the true essence of the cat.

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Islands 2009 Gallery Desk Calendar

Islands Gallery Desk Calendar: Blue sky, turquoise water, endless white beaches—and not a soul in sight. Rows of palms, dramatic ocean sunsets, the feel of putting the world on hold and kicking back in your own private paradise. After a sellout debut, Islands is back with another year of sunshine and cool island breezes. Every day comes a stunning new image of tranquility: sun-soaked tropical islands, rugged Mediterranean islands, romantic retreats where it’s just you and the mesmerizing sound of waves lapping the shore. Now this is getting away from it all.

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Handbags 2009 Gallery Desk Calendar

Handbags Gallery Desk Calendar: It’s the essence of chic—Gucci to Pucci to vintage Wilardy. Based on the covetable book Handbags, with over 177,000 copies in print, Handbags is an obsessive, opulent celebration of style and whimsy.

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Flowers 2009 Wall Calendar

Flowers Wall Calendar: So fragrant and beautiful, yet fleeting in their charms, flowers are lovely tributes to nature's artistry. The Flowers calendar celebrates the pleasure of just-plucked blossoms with a dozen lush arrangements. Simply displayed and photographed in natural light, these luminous bouquets are so fresh, you can almost smell them.

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The Collectible Teapot & Tea 2009 Wall Calendar

The Collectible Teapot & Tea Wall Calendar: Sit down for afternoon tea, that convivial daily interlude filled with gossip and camaraderie, soothing ritual, and cakes. Presiding over every tea table, of course, is the teapot, setting the mood with whimsy or majesty, elegant understatement or floral exuberance. The Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar features a year of rare and beautiful teapots photographed in lovely teatime settings. A romantic pink 1893 Royal Worcester is perfect for a heartfelt rendezvous for two. Emily Post's own favorite 1910 Calyx Ware set welcomes friends to a very proper tea. Accompanying each month's setting are morsels of history and lore from food writer Joni Miller. Includes 12 postcards!

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Dream Horses 2009 Wall Calendar

Dream Horses Wall Calendar: The pure romance of the horse— windblown manes, rippling muscles, the thunder of hooves, expressive, soulful eyes. From Bob Langrish, one of the world’s foremost equestrian photographers, the Dream Horses calendar is for horse lovers—a year of the power, elegance, and beauty that make horses so alluring, whether grazing quietly in a meadow or at full, explosive gallop.

Seamlessly blending fantasy with reality, these images portray a dreamlike world where horses run free. Dapples gallop across a lunar tundra. White stallions emerge from the mist. It’s the untamed spirit of the horse, eternal and enchanting.

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