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Canadian Tire’s fancy new range – Vermont Castings

June 6th, 2019 No comments

Source: Canadian Tire’s fancy new range » strategy

Yet, as we know, Vermont Castings USA no longer makes grills, at least accordning to this email I rec’d when asking for a local part supplier:

> Our Recommendation is as follows:
> We no longer manufacture Grills or Grill parts. There is a company that
> may have parts available, please follow the link below.
> www.ibuygrillparts.com
>
> Thank you!
>
> Jocelyn
> Vermont Castings Consumer Support

So did VC sell their name to CT, or did VC sell to a cheap (Chinese?) manufacturer and selling to CT.

Following links at CT, downloading the manual for a current model says support & etc is at http://www.vermontcastingsbbq.com, which is a CT property.

No mention of “china” in that manual.  They do have to declare this sort of thing, no?

On attempting to email via their support pages, was told:

If you have questions about a Vermont Castings BBQ that you purchased prior to 2018, please contact us by phone directly at 1-844-586-4660 so that we can help support

Something’s fishy…

 

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Horse rings in Portland, Oregon – Wikipedia

May 15th, 2019 No comments
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Spain investigates raid on North Korean embassy: sources | Reuters

March 3rd, 2019 No comments
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Rock, paper scissors and the fierce world of Japanese pop – BBC News

January 26th, 2017 No comments

The Japanese pop dreams behind the world’s most intense Rock Paper Scissors contest.

Source: Rock, paper scissors and the fierce world of Japanese pop – BBC News

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Kidnapping for ransom works like a market. How it is organized is surprising. – The Washington Post

December 14th, 2016 No comments

It isn’t kidnappers who regulate the market for hostage taking. It’s insurance companies.

Source: Kidnapping for ransom works like a market. How it is organized is surprising. – The Washington Post

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Japanese Professionals Put on Full-Body Lycra Suits to Escape Pressure of Everyday Life | Oddity Central – Collecting Oddities

January 17th, 2016 No comments
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Bad Idea: “Speed Bumps” that look like children.

September 7th, 2010 No comments

This just seems so wrong….

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“Noodling” or “gabbling” for catfish.

May 13th, 2009 No comments

“Noodling” or “gabbling” for catfish. If you don’t see an embedded YouTube player below, click here. And consider upgrading your browser…

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No Eye Contact “Glasses”

April 22nd, 2009 No comments

In case you want to look at a male gorilla and not piss him off, where these:

No Eye Contact Glasses

No Eye Contact Glasses

Apparently they give these away at the Rotterdam Zoo, after a woman was attacked by their Western Gorilla.

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Extreme Sheep Herding

March 28th, 2009 No comments
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