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A Good Day to Die Hard

On Friday night I returned to the Studio Movie Grill to see the latest installment of the Die Hard series, A Good Day to Die Hard.   I had big expectations for this movie, as Live Free or Die Hard is one of my favorite movies of all time.  This, my friends, is no Live Free or Die Hard.  (**SPOILER ALERT** this review may contain spoilers.  Continue reading at your own risk)

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Django Unchained Movie Review

January 21, 2013 by

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Django Unchained

On Friday night I went to see Tarantino’s latest flick Django Unchained at the Studio Movie Grill, which coincidentally is my new favorite theater. Reserved seats, waitresses bringing you all the alcohol and food your heart desires- you can’t beat it.  But enough raving about SMG theaters, on to my review of Django Unchained (**SPOILER ALERT** this review may contain spoilers.  Continue reading at your own risk)

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Outburst Energy Bites are an alternative to energy drinks, energy shots, energy bars, coffee and/or caffeine pills in bite-sized chocolate covered “bites”.  They come in 3 flavors: Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut, and Chocolate Mint.  Outburst Energy Bites come in a flip-top box containing 12 bites, or 3 servings.  Each serving is 44 calories and contains as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, along with taurine and B-vitamins blended into 4 sugar shelled chocolate bites.
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Taste (Chocolate): C
Taste (Chocolate Peanut): B-
Taste (Chocolate Mint): A
Convenience: B
Value: B
Energy Boost: B+
Jitters (A being no jitters F being tweaking out): B+

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after playing Madden 13 for about an hour…

Me: Not very impressed with the new Madden so far

Earl: How can you?  It’s the same shit every year

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Easton Mako

Easton MAKO Quick Review

Look: A  This stick stands out from all the rest on the market.  There’s nothing else that looks like it.

Feel: A  Light weight, “fast” in your hands

Durability: C+ The paint has already started to chip off after only 3 games.  Blade has no cracks or nicks in it.

Value: B+ Even though the price tag of $219-$229 is steep, the performance of the stick is well worth it.

Overall: A  Although I have only used it for 3 games, I find that it has lived up to the hype and my expectations.

Full Review

Easton’s Description

  • Proprietary woven Kevlar®/Graphite shaft
  • Non-skid blade coating
  • Micro-bladder blade process
  • Multi-rib blade construction

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On February 22, 2012 Nike released it’s latest fitness tracking product, the Nike+ FuelBand.  With tag-lines like “Life is a sport.  Make it count.” and “Make life a sport.”, Nike promotes this bracelet/watch/pedometer combo as a motivating factor to be active and reach your fitness goals.  While available in highly limited quantities, I managed to get my hands on one (OK, four) of these $149 devices that may or not be the next big thing in fitness fashion accessories.  And no, Nike did not send me them on the arm.  I tried to buy them at the original pre-sale and failed.  2nd pre-sale same result.  On the 1st post-release date re-stock, I outsmarted the masses by logging in to my Nike Store account early.  I placed an item in my cart and went through all but the final steps to completing my order, so my delivery address and credit card info were already plugged in.  When @NikeFuel announced the release, I pounced.  $652 and 5 days later I had my Nike+ FuelBands.  2 to be re-sold on eBay to cut down on product cost, 1 for myself, and 1 my brother (happy birthday, Nick).  Having paid for these myself, I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about Nike+ FuelBands Read the rest of this entry »

It all started in 1999 with the arcade game, but truly exploded in 2000 on the Sega Dreamcast.  Virtua Tennis was one of my favorite games as a kid, not because I’m a tennis fan (spoiler alert, I’m not), but because of the ease of gameplay and the heated battles that would ensue.  If you were lucky enough to have a Dreamcast, a system truly ahead of its time, there’s a good chance you owned the original.

11 years later Sega released it’s 4th installment of the game with updated players and some new features that didn’t exist back in the Dreamcast days.  I have no idea what features are updates from Virtua Tennis 2 and 3 (nor do I care to look them up), but 4 can be played in 3D if you are rich enough to own a 3D TV and features a motion play option for use with the PlayStation Move controller.

The Players:

ATP Players

WTA Players



  • Indonesia King
  • Indonesia Duke

As you can see, almost all of today’s tennis stars are playable, and even a few legends too.  You can even create your own player in the game’s World Tour mode and use that player in Arcade and Exhibition modes as well.  I was wondering why only Venus Williams made the cut and no Serena, but then realized digitally reproducing this body would warrant an NC-17 rating and would require several additional programmers and graphic designers

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