Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thoughts On... The Human Centipede 2

Hey there.  What an insane movie.  When I heard that the sequel to The Human Centipede was to be made, I knew that I had to watch it.  Weird, quirky, disgusting, intense horror flicks are what I like to watch and The Human Centipede did not disappoint in that respect.  The first film told the story of a doctor that came up with a way to create a "human centipede".  He created his specimen by attaching 3 people.  The film used it's tagline, 100% medically accurate, to intrigue viewers.  Is it really possible to attach people that way and have them survive?  The film ended in some what of a cliffhanger and I needed to watch part 2 to see what would happen next.  Especially since word on the web said that the second part would include a 12 human centipede!  So here are my thoughts on, The Human Centipede 2!  *SPOILERS AHEAD*

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

P&G Family Movie Night Presents: Game of Your Life

Hey there.  Our good friends at Walmart and P&G have another great film on the horizon!  Game of Your Life is set to air on Friday, December 2nd on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT.  If you guys are not familiar with these films, they are family films that you can sit and watch with the family that primarily focus on tough subject matters that kids should know about.  They are films of morals, loyalty, family,drugs, and the like, that can open the door for parents to talk with their kids about these tough subject matters.  These talks can no longer be awkward when the film has already nudged the conversation to start.  This week's film is no different.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Kindle Fire Giveaway at Ends on Dec 15th

Hey there.  Who wants to score a Kindle Fire?!?!?!  My good friend, Justin, at is giving away a Kindle Fire to 2 lucky winners!  Why can't that winner be you?  Here's a small snippet from his giveaway details:

The Kindle Fire which just released less than 2 weeks ago is one of the hottest holiday items and at a price point of $199 makes it the best bang for the buck tablet in existence.  With over 16,000 apps including over 6k free apps plus combining with Amazon Prime for video on demand and eBook rentals you have a versatile tablet that will change your daily life.

How awesome is that?!  Just click on the image to get to the contest page and enter to win.  Contest ends on Dec15th and the winners will be announced on the 16th.  What a way to start Cyber Monday, no?  Later!

Motivational Monday - Black Friday

I have experienced this hell first hand...  Thank goodness for Cyber Monday!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The 2011 NBA Lockout is Over

Hey there.  I love basketball and the fact that there's no NBA on my TV in November just seems wrong.  The 2011 NBA lockout just seemed to be a ridiculous at times.  The NBA was coming off one of the most exciting Finals in recent memory and the NBA seemed poised to build on that momentum.  Instead, the NBA allowed to league to lose steam, allowed the players to seek employment elsewhere, and allowed the fans to be irritated beyond belief that a collective bargaining agreement could not be made.  However, today, the NBA and it's players have tentatively agreed on a new deal to get basketball back on TV starting on Christmas Day!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Are You Ready For Some UNO Roboto?

Hey there.  Who doesn't like to play the classic game of UNO?  I used to play this with my family and friends all the time.  When ever a deck of UNO cards were sitting around in someone's house, we'd all gather to play. Even today, it's one of the few games from my childhood that I enjoy playing.  It has it all, deception, unpredictability, strategy, and plenty of laughs!  So when the opportunity came knocking to try out UNO Roboto, I just had to jump on it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Win 500,000 SkyMiles by Entering Delta's TravelPro Sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TravelPro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Win 500,000 Delta SkyMiles® with Travelpro®Hey there.  Wouldn't it be nice to travel anywhere in the world?  I think about it all the time.  It would be awesome to check out the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, Tiananmen Square in China, among other great landmarks across the world.  The problem?  MONEY!  Man, it would cost a fortune to visit all these places.  But what if you had 500,000 free SkyMiles from Delta?  You'd be able to see the world for free!  If you're ready to embark on an across the globe trip, you need to enter Delta's TravelPro sweepstakes!

Monday, November 21, 2011

My Blind Eyes Define My Look

Glasses?  What glasses?
Hey there.  I wear glasses.  As far I can remember, I've worn glasses.  If I had to put a time frame as to when I got them, I would probably say I got them somewhere around kindergarten so I've worn specs for most of my life.  And you know what, I don't mind a single bit.  I love my glasses.  I like how I look.  Sure, I got the whole "four eyes" thing as a child, but let's be real here, kids can be cruel and there's always going to be that one jerk that will pic on the kid with glasses.  The thing is to encourage a positive attitude and to create an identity.  At an early age, I learned that my eyesight was not the best that I would wear eyeglasses for life.  And you know what, I'm completely fine with it.

Motivational Monday - Skyrim

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Already Planning my Turkey Leftovers Dishes

Guest post written by Aliza Simpson

I like to think ahead, especially when it comes to what I'm going to eat. It's something that's really important to me. I mean, you need to eat, but you also should enjoy something that you have to do anyway. So when it comes to big occasions, I like to put a whole lot of thought into what I'm going to cook and also eat.

I'm hosting a friends get together for Thanksgiving and I've already thought of all the leftovers and the meals that I'm going to eat from them. I was online looking up some ideas for that a few days ago when I ran across the site and after I looked through it a little bit I decided to change over my apartment's internet service to one of the packages on there.

I'm probably going to have a whole bunch of turkey leftovers after my friends come over and everything, and I'm going to make all kinds of yummy turkey wraps and paninis with the leftover stuff. Just hopefully my friends wonÕt want to take too many leftovers home!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Get Better Connected with the T-Mobile Exclusive LG Double Play Phone

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  I'm tired of my phone.  I've been sporting a BB 8250 for quite some time and now I believe it's time for a change.  For one, it's not touch screen, it seems that it doesn't have the power to handle some heavy usage.  Also, the track pad has lost it's touch.  There are times when I simply can't even scroll and that is one frustrating experience.  It's time to move on.  It's time to upgrade and I have my sights on the LG DoublePlay™.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sunshyn: Our Batman Arkham Asylum Winner

Hey there.  Check out this pic that I recently received from our recent winner, Sunshyn!
Thanks, Sunshyn!  Your name has become a regular on my giveaways and I'm glad you get to partner up with the Dark Knight and kick some Joker butt!  Congrats once again!  Sunshyn also makes this awesome chainmail jewelry that she sells on her online stores.  You can check out or their online store, Chainmail & More to check out her wide selection.  I may be wrong, but it looks like she may be displaying one of her pieces around her neck.  Looks pretty awesome to me!  

Thanks for the picture, Sunshyn!  Hope to see you around for future giveaways.  Later!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Petition to Remove The Kardashians From Your TV

I don't think this pose is kid friendly, Kim.
Hey there.  I have quite a bit of disdain for the Kardashian clan.  I just feel as if they are known to the world because of a sex tape.  Kim started the movement, then her family jumped on her coattails and now I see them as a fake family on TV that claims to be real.  I simply don't buy it and I don't like it.  I don't buy into the Kardashian brand but the sad part is that many people do.  Actually... millions do.  Whether it be one of the many Kim K products or Kloe's fragrance with Lamar Odom (Oh Lamar... what have you done...), I just don't see how the mainstream media accepts these people.  And it's happening more and more.  With "hit" shows like The Jersey Shore, 16 and pregnant, and countless other "reality" shows, no name people are making it big because they are portrayed as idiots or because we are waiting for a train wreck to happen.  Don't get me wrong, I like a good wreck here and there, but what happened to the days where talented people filled our air ways?  The days of acting and game shows?  I don't want to see the day to day lives of "celebrities".  If anything, make it a TV special, not a TV series.  I believe that it's time to take our TV back!  And it seems that I'm not the only one that believes this since there is now a petition out there that you can sign to help remove the Kardashian clan from our television sets!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

L.A. Noire Game Giveaway

Hey there friends.  The fans of Metallman's Reverie have spoken!  Here is the game that you guys chose for this month's giveaway:
So how do you win this awesome game for the Xbox 360 or PS3?  Here are the rules:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thoughts On... PETA Attacking Super Mario

Hey there.  PETA, I get you.  Our animal friends need someone to look out for them.  Someone to make sure they're still around for our kids to enjoy.  PETA, I get it.  Some people skin and kill animals for fun and you know what, I'm not really cool with that either.  But let me tell you something, PETA, when you have beef with Mario, as in THE Super MARIO, then you have gone off the deep end.

Motivational Monday - Innocence Test

Dolphins???  Where?  

Friday, November 11, 2011

Metallman's Reverie: Blog Income and Traffic October 2011

Hey there.  October is in the the books and it's time to report on how well on (or off) pace we are in reaching my $2500 goal for the year. Let's take a look at the numbers:

SocialSpark - $50.00
SponsoredTweets - $30.02
Dad Central - $100.00
Blogsvertise - $10.00
Dragonblogger - $10.00
Mylikes - $1.99
Total for October - $202.01
YTD Total - $2317.39 (+$234.06 ahead of pace)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How Long Should You Play a Video Game Before Moving on to the Next One?

I'll play this until the NEW one comes out NEXT WEEK!!!
Hey there.  Unless you are living under a rock, you should be well aware of the "army guys shooting stuff" games that recently were released.  More specifically, Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.  Now, I love me a good session of Black Ops.  Hell, I even started playing it more with my oldest son (which by the way is WAAAAAAAAAY better at it than I am).  Last night, when I got home, he started to tell me about his day and said how many of his friends waited for the midnight release of the game so that they can be one of the first to play it.  I knew quite a few people that also attended those midnight releases (I'm looking at you, Devious!  lol) and I thought that it would have been awesome to attend one myself.  BUT... I simply cannot commit to more than a game or two at a time.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thoughts on... The Duggars Expecting Their 20th Child

Hey there.  Many years ago, the world was introduced to the Duggar family.  TLC first brought them to the limelight with their spectacular show, 16 and Counting (I think...).  Since then, the Duggars have welcomed a few more additions to their family and have even welcomed a grandchild.  All showcased on TLC for the world to hear.  Today, the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar appeared on NBC's Today Show and announced that they are now expecting their 20th child.  WOW!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jenn: Our Monster Hunter Tri Winner

Hey there.  Check out this pic that I recently received from my latest winner, Jenn!
Thanks Jenn!  You definitely rock on this site since you have entered nearly every game giveaway I've had and have come close to winning on several occasions!  Though I do wonder if you walk around with a single sock every day.  lol  I kid, I kid!  Jenn is also the awesome person that searches through Amazon to find the best deals and posts them on her site.  Head on over to The Amazon Addiction and check out the latest in Amazon steals!  Jenn also has a risque side and showcases that adventurous nature on Sleeping In the Wetspot.  Her reviews, recommendations, and experiences with adult entertainment is a great read and very informative stuff for those of you looking to venture into the wild side.

Thanks for the picture, Jenn, and hope you'll stick around for the next game giveaway!  Later!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Official Selection of the 2011 Screamfest - The Night Caller

Hey there.  I know that Halloween is over and people everywhere are recovering from their scare induced comas but when a great short film comes my way, I need to give it the props it deserves!  Regardless of the time of year!  In 7 tense minutes, Peter Prodgursky and Donna Thorland did an awesome job directing this short story by Gary Raisor.  Using great lighting, awesome colors, and tense moments, the story definitely comes to life and captivates you.  Now... I've said too much.  Let me not spoil it for you.  There's only so much you can say of a short film before you start giving away too many details but just so that you can get a feel for the film, here's the official synopsis:

A father's promise to read his daughter a bedtime story begins a night time descent into terror and madness for his young wife.

If you have 7 minutes to spare, check it out and let me know what you think!  Later!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game Winner

Hey there friends.  We have 43 friends that all want this game and they registered 253 entries.  Not too bad, guys!!!  You guys must love the Dark Knight!  lol  I created a spread sheet to keep tabs of everyone who entered and how many entries they received.  Here's a small snippet of that: