If I ever have $400 to spare, the key words being to spare, I am totally getting a Blend Tec blender because ours is crap. Check out the link and the accompanying videos to see just how awesome the Blend Tec blender is. My aunt Jolie has one, which is no surprise. I've seen it in action, it can take on freaking anything.
*sigh* Off to finish writing a book review on The Family Romance of the French Revolution and bullshit some kind of annotated bibliography by Monday. Laters.