Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tylenol #HowWeFamily Campaign Video

I have received information from the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.

Hey there.  You know, I love the holiday season.  Not only is it a time to reflect on the past year, but it is also a time when you can spend time and bond with your family.  Whether it be snow fight during winter's first snowfall, holiday shopping, taking a picture with Santa, or simply hanging around an open fire, family moments are definitely precious.  And with over 60 years of experience, Tylenol knows that the well being of my family is what matters most.  That's why, I'm proud to share the Tylenol #HowWeFamily campaign video.  Real stories from real families sharing love and joy that comes with the holidays.   Check out the video below:

Friday, November 20, 2015

Darkiron N8 Headphones Headset Review

The Darkiron N8 Headphones is one super comfy piece of headgear!
Hey there.  Are you ready for another review?  It seems that I am now becoming the resident expert on all things headgear!  I have many headphones lined up for review but today we will be looking at Darkiron's N8 Headphones Headset.  The awesome people at Darkiron provided me with a pair of this awesome red and black (they know what I like!) headphones to try out and review.  So before we get into the review, lets talk specs.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hasbro Gaming Star Wars Game Pack and Giveaway

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hasbro. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Hey there. Who's excited about the new Star Wars movie coming out next month?!?!  Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on Dec. 18th and I simply can't wait to take the family to go see it.  I've been a fan of the Star Wars series for quite some time now and once the kids were of age, they watched the movies with me.  Watching movies eventually turned into getting Star Wars stuffs.  Mostly, its clothing or toys.  We have our fair share of Star Wars T shirts that we wear the kids have their Star Wars toys that they play with.  Some of the latest Star Wars additions to our family have come courtesy of Hasbro Gaming.  We already own a few Hasbro Gaming board games (ie. Monopoly Empire and The Game of Life: Junior) but now we can add 3 more family fun games to our collection to keep us entertained while we wait for Star Wars Episode VII:  BOP IT! Star Wars R2-D2 Edition Game, Star Wars Loopin' Chewie Game, and Electronic Catch Phrase: Star Wars Edition Game!  Check them out!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Sound Intone i65 Headphone Headset Review

Sound Intone i65  Headphones
Loving the sleek design of the Sound Intone i65 Headphones!
Hey there. As most of you know, I’m a huge fan of music. So I listen to music for about 5 hours a day, if not more. This puts me in prime position to test out new headphones for long periods of time so that I can check out what works and what doesn’t. Recently, I’ve been donning the Sound Intone i65 Headphones (Black and Gold) during those long periods of music time. Our good friends Sound Intone provided me with the i65 headset to try out and review. I’ve been using in ear headphones recently so it’s a nice change of pace to use a headband, over the ear cuff headphones. But before I go into my experience, let’s talk specs.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sign Up at FanPicks Using Promo Code METALL25 and Get $25 for Free

FanPicks Promo Code
Hey there.  I love fantasy sports.  If you've been following the blog lately, you'll see that I started to offer some tips to help build a fantasy football lineup while showcasing my lineup.  So far, it's been a mild success.  I have a few readers reach out to me for tips and ask how easy it is to get started.  Especially when they want to play fantasy sports for cash prizes.  So, I'll make it easy for you, friends.  I'm going to hook you guys up with $25 to try out fantasy sports.  No gimmicks, no long term commitment, no deposit needed, no nothing.  Just sign up at FanPicks and use the Metallman.com exclusive promo code METALL25 and you'll instantly have $25 in your account to start playing fantasy sports for cash!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

FanDuel Week 7 Results and Value Picks for Week 8

Hey there.  Week 7 is in the books and another exciting NFL week has come and gone.  I offered a few value picks for FanDuel last week to help your lineups and not all of them panned out as I had hoped.  Specifically, Malcolm Floyd.  The Raiders defense did pretty well against Philip Rivers and the Chargers passing game and Floyd only managed to get 1 pass for 7 yards, netting a grand total of 1.2 points. Keenan Allen did play and he did see several looks that would have gone to Floyd.  Not even during garbage time was Floyd able to get going.  My bad for recommending him!!!  I was soooo wrong about this one.  Another bust was Travis Benjamin.  He managed only had 4 catches for 47 yards and he lost a fumble.  That was good for only 4.7 points.  Way under the 18 points that I projected.  Stefon Diggs did pretty well for himself, netting a great 20.7 points, exceeding my 18 point projection.  At a low price point, you might want to think of adding him again this week.  And lastly, John Brown came up with a good 14.5 points.  He only had 4 catches but at least he came up with a touchdown.  Anyways... after placing my team and entering the $2 single entry tourney, I came up a winner!  The losing streak ends at 2 losses in a row and new winning streak begins (hopefully!!!)!  I needed 140.54 points was good enough for a $4 win.  So far this season I'm 3 and 4.  I've put in $9 and I've won $13.  Here is my line up for week 7:

Friday, October 23, 2015

FanDuel Week 6 Results and Value Picks for Week 7

Hey there.  Week 6 is in the books and another exciting NFL week has come and gone.  I offered a few value picks for FanDuel last week to help your lineups and not all of them panned out as I had hoped.  Specifically, Danny Woodhead.  Woodhead was on pace to hit my predicted score (15 points) but what should have been a TD pass was knocked away at the last second.  Woodhead ended up with 9.6 points, well under the 15 I hoped.  James Jones was the other player that didn't work out.  I had him for at least 14 points and he ended up with only 10.  Jones only had 2 catches for 30 yards, but one of them was a TD catch.  Both Gary Barnidge and Allen Robinson exceeded my point prediction so I hope you guys ended up putting them on your team.  Anyways... after placing my team and entering the $2 single entry tourney, I came up a loser.  The losing streak continues at 2 losses in a row!  I needed 145.20 points to come up a winner and I ended up with 135.66.  I missed out by less than 10 points!!!  So far this season I'm 2 and 4.  I've put in $7 and I've won $9.  Here is my line up for week 6:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

FanDuel Week 5 Results and Value Picks for Week 6

Hey there.  Week 5 is in the books and another exciting NFL week has come and gone.  I offered a few value picks for FanDuel last week to help your lineups and not all of them panned out.  Specifically, the Giants D.  I had them pegged for a cool 14 points and they ended up only getting 2.  Colin Kaepernick decided to show up and play and the Giants just couldn't pressure him into bad throws.  The others did faitly well, though.  James Jones 14.7 points (I predicted 18) on only 2 catches, Todd Gurley didn't find the end zone, but netted 15.9 points (I predicted 16) and Allen Hurns came up big with 20.1 points.  Anyways... after placing my team and entering the $1 single entry tourney, I came up a loser.  The streak ended at 2 wins in a row but man, was I ever so close!  I needed 142.30 points to come up a winner and I ended up with 141.60.  I missed out by less than a point!!!  So far this season I'm 2 and 3.  I've put in $5 and I've won $9.  Here is my oh so close line up for week 5:

Monday, October 12, 2015

MPOW Magneto Bluetooth Headset Review

MPOW Magneto Headset
The MPOW Magneto Bluetooth Headset... How can you not
love this design?
Hey there. Headsets, headsets, everywhere!!! Which one to choose?!?! No worries, friends! Your pal, Metallman, is here to test em out and let you know which ones are worthy of your hard earned cash! The great thing about headsets is that there is a pair for every situation and every person. In this post, we’re going to look into the MPOW Magneto Bluetooth Headset. Our good friends at MPOW were awesome enough to send me a pair to test out and review. After using the headset exclusively for a good week or so, I’m ready to give you guys my honest review. But before I get into my experience, let’s talk specs:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

FanDuel Week 4 Results and Value Picks for Week 5

Hey there.  Week 4 is in the books and another exciting, unpredictable, and controversial NFL weekend has come and gone.  I offered a few value picks for FanDuel last week to help your lineups and not all of them panned out.  The Raider D wasn't as strong as I hoped since Jay Cutler ended up starting for the Bears, Ryan Matthews didn't get going since DeMarco Murray ended up starting, and even James Jones didn't produce as well as I hoped against that weak 49ers defense.   Well... at least Karlos Williams came up with a pretty good game.  Anyways... after placing my team and entering the $1 single entry tourney, I came up a winner.  So far this season I'm 2 for 2.  Didn't win crap in Week 1 and 2 but came up on some cash in Week 3 and 4.  I've put in $4 and I've won $9.  Here's my winning lineup for week 4:

Monday, October 5, 2015

Thin Films

A variety of methods are used to create thin film used across many industries. Thin film layers are measured in monolayers (a fraction of a nanometer) to micrometers of thickness. Semiconductors and optical coatings are the primary applications that benefit from thin film constructs.

The oldest method, known as Successive Ionic Layer Absorption-Reaction (SILAR), is needed to create thin film from various substrates to produce a variety of coatings for applications such as semiconductors and solar panels. Other thin film methods include thin film sputtering, sputtered coatings, hard/other sputtered coatings, evaporated coatings, and circuit fabrication.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Loving FanDuel Fantasy Football

Hey there.  I've been playing Fantasy Football for years.  I'm usually in a league, playing against friends, but I also started using FanDuel to play fantasy football about a year or so ago.  I played in a lot of free leagues in an effort to hone my skills and just last year, I decided to try my hand on a few $1 games at FanDuel.  Mind you, I wasn't very good at it.  I would rarely reach the 100 point mark (you usually need more than 125 points to come out a winner) but it's still something that I very much enjoy.  For the first two weeks of the season, I came up empty.  No wins... but last night, I notched my first win of the season.  Here's my winning lineup:

Friday, September 11, 2015

Samsung is Making a Wider and More Powerful Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S6
Photo Credit: samsungtomorrow via Compfight cc
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are still actively making sales for Samsung, but rumors are spreading that the company is working on its successor, which could possibly be released sometime next year. However, mobile experts say they don’t expect the new phone to compete with the newly announced iPhone 6s and 6s Plus just yet. The reports currently circulating seem to think that the Korean tech giant will most likely announce the new device at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in early March that will be held in Barcelona.

Dubbed as the Galaxy S7, what should we expect from Samsung’s next flagship?

Friday, September 4, 2015

The FandomVerse Expo Sept. 4 - 6, 2015 in Lancaster, CA

Hey there.  It's been awhile since I last attended an expo.  I think the last one I went to was the AM2 Expo in Anaheim a few years back.  Well... I went to LA Fitness Expo as well but I don't think I covered that.  Anyways, when I read online that there was an anime/gaming/cosplay/just about everything else Expo going on in Lancaster, CA, I just had to get inside scoop!  Welcome the FandomVerse Expo! It's a relatively new expo that is still feeling its way and this is their second year holding an event.  Last year, they had a one day expo while this year, they are making it a 3 day affair!  And guess what?!  I have a press badge!  After reaching out to the awesome people behind FandomVerse Expo, I was able to secure a press badge for some primo seating and interview time with some of the guests of honor!  How awesome is that?!

The Seven Levels of Hell

Satan just dropped some mad science on you, Joe

Shop the New Star Wars Line at Macy's

Star Wars at Macy's 

Hey there. Macy's is unveiling their new Star Wars line, and Swagbucks is here to help you get more cash back into your pocket just for shopping there. When you shop at Macys.com via Swagbucks Shop, you'll earn 6 SB per dollar now through Friday, Sept 11th. Plus, take advantage of more savings with 20% off.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Customizing Your Vehicle with Online Shopping

Golf carts can be handy vehicles to have on hand. They can be used for a variety of purposes, notwithstanding taking them out on the golf course while you are playing. However, when you want to customize your cart so that it suits you perfectly, you may wonder where you can find gear like golf cart parts and accessories. Instead of shopping at local stores where your choices may be extremely limited, you can find what you need for your cart by shopping online. Online shopping can give you more access to things that your local parts dealers may not have on hand.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bienna Bluetooth Wireless Sport Headphones Review

Bienna Bluetooth Headphones
Hey there.  I have quite a few headphone reviews under my belt now.  So much so, that I'm constantly being asked by tech companies to try out their product to see how they stack up to the competition.  I'm beginning to feel like a somebody when it comes to headphone reviews!  lol  Anyways, the next set of headphones in queue to be tested out are the Bienna Bluetooth Wireless Sport Headphones.  Our good friends at Bienna were good enough to send me pair for this review.  So let's get right to it, but first let's talk specs!

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Struggle with Complacency

Breathe in... breathe out... breath in... breathe out...
Hey there.  You guys still with me?  It's been while, huh.  I apologize.  I've had a few personal struggles that I've been working on.  Mostly on the mental side.  Not saying mental mental... but that there is always a few things that can be done to better yourself mentally.  One of the things that I've caught within myself is complacency and it is something that I want to get rid of.  You need the drive, you need the fire, you need to push yourself to not only better yourself but better things around those that support you.  No one should want to live a stagnant life.  There's no fun in living that way and to be honest, that's what bother's me the most in being complacent.  For someone that loves to be spontaneous, love to have have fun, and loves to joke around with loved ones, why settle for living life on a plateau?  I see that now and I'm done with it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Benefits Mobile Technology Brings

Mobile phones have dramatically changed the way people interact with each other. They has revolutionized the way that people treat their friends, their marriage mates, and their family members. Mobile phones have played an important role in improving education around the world, equality among the genders, and participation in political affairs. In many countries, such as the countries that make up West Africa, mobile phones are connected to an increase in economic growth.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Connecting People Musically

In the world today, it seems like there are many things that divide people. People are divided over which sports team is the best. Other people are divided over which political party or politician offers the best hope. Different languages and dialects can prove to be challenging when communication is needed in a number of countries. Although there is division, one of the best forms of connecting people is through music.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

iLike Speed Metal Bluetooth Headphones Review

Hey there.  It's no secret that I love music and I have several sets of headsets/headphones to match the occasion.  I want to lounge around?  I get some super comfy headphones.  I'm going out for a run?  Get the in ear sweat proof headphones.  Doing some work out in the yard?  Get the heavy duty, noise cancelling headphones.  I think that it's amazing the different styles of headphones that are out on the market.  That's why when a company comes to me and asks for my opinion on their headset, I'm super eager to give them a try and see how they compare to some of the others in my collection.  This time, our good friends at OPPO provided me with the OPPO Exclusive iLike Speed Metal Bluetooth Headphones to try out and review.  Though I already have a few sets of lounging around headphones, I was excited to get a pair of the iLike Speed Metal Headphones because it has one of the more unique designs that I have seen.  So lets not waste anymore time, so before I get into my thoughts and experience, let's talk specs.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Blu Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Hey there.  Scooby Doobie Doo... where are you?!  Man, I used to watch Scooby Doo as a kid all the time.  It was silly, it was mysterious, and it was just a fun cartoon to watch.  The Scooby Doo franchise never really took itself seriously and there were plenty of cameos during their run.  I think that its this carefree nature that makes the franchise so endearing.  Anyways, if you are fan of Scooby Doo and you love KISS, then I have a giveaway for you!  I partnered up with our good friends at PartnersHub to give the chance for one of you fine readers to win a Blu Ray combo pack of Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery!  The combo pack includes 3 copies of the film.  A blu ray copy, a DVD copy, and a digital copy (UltraViolet)!  To enter, all I ask is for a little reader interaction.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RFID Blocking Sleeves by BLOCKIT RFID Products Review

Hey there.  Have you ever had your credit card information stolen?  I did.  This was a few years ago when some criminal inserted some kind of card reader into the credit card slot at a gas station and managed to steal my information.  Luckily for me, I was alerted right away by my bank of an unusual purchase attempt.  They noted that I never shopped at said store and found it weird.  I told them that it wasn't me and my card was missing.  It was taken care of immediately and I received a new card.  Even though it was caught quickly, I still had to get a new card number, update all of my card information on forms, and make sure that all of my bills that stored my card number was updated.  It can be a pain to have to deal with.  This was the old school way of getting your credit card information stolen.  Now, some cards have what is called a RFID chip in it.  The RFID allows you to pay for items my simply tapping your card on RFID compatible retail locations.  Many fast food locations, supermarkets, and other high traffic areas have RFID compatible point of sale systems.  In a wireless world, it's the next step in credit card technology... but it's also the next logical step for credit card thieves.  Credit card thieves have resorted to RFID skimming.  Basically, a credit card thief will have a small RFID scanner and attempt to read your credit card information wirelessly.  Essentially, this is digital pick pocketing!!!  This is dangerous.  Especially since the thief doesn't need to physically touch you and only needs to be in close proximity.  How many times are you not close to a stranger?  Think about it.  Standing in line at a store, cramped into a bus or subway, or just walking down a busy street.  Someone with a RFID scanner can EASILY scan your card and you wouldn't even know it happened!  Fear not, though, friends.  You can safeguard yourself against this by using RFID Blocking Sleeves.  Our good friends at BLOCKIT RFID Products sent me two RFID blocking sleeves to try out and review.  Simply put, these things work!  Let me tell you about my experience.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Iron Chest Master by Ron Williams Review

Iron Chest Master by Ron Williams
Time to work on this chest!

Hey there.  One of the things that I wish I had more time for is fitness.  This past year, my fitness routine has suffered.  I don't have time for the gym, I don't have time to go run in the mornings (unless it's during the weekend), and I don't have time to do anything else but work.  Sounds like a bunch of excuses, right?  Well, I thought the same thing!  No excuses!  I have a body, I have arms and legs, have a heart, and I have a determination to get and stay fit!  So...  since time is a factor, I decided that I'm going to try several workout stuffs at home.  I've already had a great start with one hell of a jump rope but that's mainly for cardio.  I need something that's going to help make me look and feel stronger and nothing screams out strength like a well defined chest and arms!  And to help me achieve those results?  The Iron Chest Master by Ron Williams!  Our good friends at Iron Chest Master saw that I needed the workout and sent me the Iron Chest Master by Ron Williams to try out and review!  After a few weeks of building a better upper body, I am ready to give you guys the scoop on this awesome home exercise device!  So let's get right into my experience with this awesome machine!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

5 Tips for Buying Electronic Parts

Buying electronic parts isn't like buying any other kind of part. You'll need to be very, very careful to ensure that you're getting the right kind with the correct specs, and you'll also need to shop extensively to be 100 percent certain that you're getting the best deal. If you are prepared to put in the effort of finding electronic parts, however, here are just five tips for making the process go smoothly.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Top 5 Facebook Slot Machine Games

Social media has paved the way for social interaction on the Internet in the last couple of years. Led by the largest social network in the world, Facebook, the trend continues to spill onto mobile devices (like Smartphones and tablets) with increased emphasis on providing news, networking and entertainment in equal measure.

Online gaming has always been a part of the social interaction trend so it was only natural for it to become an integral part of social networks. As the largest social network entity of the market, Facebook has a huge number of gambling titles being featured by different software providers. If you are a fan of slots and Facebook and the wonderful combination they make, be sure to check be sure to check www.netentcasinos.online.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

dBs Live Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headphones Review

Hey there.  I love a great set of headphones.  I have a set of headphones for all kinds of occasions.  I have a few for running, a few to rock out to at the gym, a set to use while doing yard work, and a set to use while commuting to work.  The best part is that each set is perfect for the task at hand.  The gym headsets get out of my way, the yard work set has awesome noise reduction, and the running headsets stay in my ears and have moisture protection.  I even have one for online work and online gaming!  The only headset that I don't really have is a lounging around in the house just chillin' headset.  That's where Direct Beats Systems (dBs) comes in.  Our good friends at dBs provided me with the dBs Live Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headphones to try out and review.  And you know what... they couldn't come at a better time.  The dog days of Summer are on their way and I am looking forward to just lounging around and listening to some of my favorite tunes.  But before I get into my experience with these headphones, lets talk specs.

How to Assist in Alien Investigations

Hey there.  As some of you may know, I find all things alien fascinating. I find myself watching shows like Hangar 1 on The History Channel all the time!  Though some people don't believe in aliens, a number of surveys done across the country revealed that more people now believe than ever before. Even true believers doubt the validity of some stories and find that some people claim they were abducted as a way to make money and gain some publicity. If you want to assist in alien investigations and find proof that you can show others, there are a few things you can do.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

ZhiZhu Solar Panel Charger Portable Power Bank Review

I do all of those things checked off!!!  This Solar Panel Charger was made for people like me!!!
Hey there. I love external battery packs.  I take my trusty battery packs everywhere I go but one of the complaints that I have about them is that if they are not charged, they are of no use.  I need one that will harness the power of the sun!  I need something like this Solar Panel Charger Portable Power Bank by ZhiZhu!  Our good friends at ZhiZhu sent me this one of a kind battery pack to try out and review.  But before I go into my experience with this solar powered battery pack, let's talk specs.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Are You Ready to Get Inked? Splatoon Out Today for the Wii U

Hey there.  Splatoon is finally ready to be released to the masses!  Participating in the demo the past few weeks was a blast and seeing the game mechanics first hand has me excited about picking this game up for the Wii U.  The game is like a breath of fresh air in an over saturated market of shooters.  If you still don't know what I'm talking about, maybe this graphic will help!
Splatoon for the Wii U

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mens Bodega 8 Piece Tie Bar, Tie Clip Set Review

Mens Bodega Tie Clips
Hey there.  You know, I love my T shirts.  I have plenty of band shirts and video game themes shirts.  My Legend of Zelda Triforce tee is one of my favorites, but there are times when I need to look pretty spiffy.  It turns out that in the past couple of weeks I had a wedding reception and a baptism celebration to attend to.  As most of you know, these are, "look spiffy" events.  I have my fair share of button down shirts and a pretty sizable assortment of ties but what I didn't have was that shine... that final touch that would put the whole outfit together.  This is where my good friends at Mens Bodega stepped up to the plate.  Mens Bodega offers quite a bit of top of the line Men's Fashion accessories and they provided me with their 8 Piece Tie Bar, Tie Clip Set to try out and review.  This won't be a very long post since there is only so much you can say about tie clips so let's get into my experience!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mpow Swift Bluetooth Headphones Review

Hey there.  I love music and I'm always looking for ways to enhance my music loving ways.  Whether that be getting a sound bar for my TV, getting a great Bluetooth speaker, or getting an awesome set of headphones so that I can listen to music wherever I am.  The thing is, though, that I commute a few hours to work each day and I can't take speakers with me so headphones are what I'm using the most at the moment.  This is why I was extremely thankful to our friends at Mpow for sending me their Mpow Swift Bluetooth Headphones to try out and review.  I've had my fair share of headphones and I've had some great ones and I've had some bad ones.  I can honestly say that Mpow's headsets have not disappointed and I hope that the Swift Blutooth Headphones will follow suit.  So before I get into my experience, let's talk specs.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The New Travel Package with Martial Arts

Muay Thai
Whenever you decide to travel aboard you will find yourself facing a big problem – the huge travel costs of transport, accommodation and sightseeing which will make your entire trip very expensive. In order to save some money you should check all the possible traveling options. One of the best solutions is to use a travel package. These packages are discounted and the entire travel experience is more pleasant because it is organized and cost affordable at the same time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Nintendo World Championships are Back

Hey there.  The Nintendo World Championships are back!  After a 25 year hiatus, Nintendo will bring back the official Nintendo competition to crown the ultimate Nintendo champion!!!  If you were a kid in the 90's, you may remember hearing about the Nintendo World Championship.  Actually, you probably remember seeing the movie, The Wizard (starring Ben Savage... you know... the kid from The Wonder Years).  The movie is essentially about a gaming competition that this kid just has to compete in.  Coincidentally enough, Nintendo games and products are scattered throughout the movie.  The Nintendo World Championships are loosely based on the gaming competition in the movie.  But come to think of it... I think Nintendo was ahead of it's time.  We didn't have live streaming back in the 90s.  The event wasn't televised, at least not that I know of.  And if you wanted to see who won... good luck.  lol  But today... we have gaming competitions on practically every inch of the internet.  Super Smash Bros. competitions are HUGE so you can imagine how well received an official Nintendo World Championship Competition will be!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Nintendo Teams Up with Universal Studios

Universal Studios and Nintendo
Hey there.  Now this is interesting...  It was announced today that Nintendo has entered into a partnership with Universal Studios to allow Nintendo characters and Nintendo themed attractions at Universal Studios Theme Parks.  How cool is that?!  Universal Studios is known for having movie themed attractions so I'm curious to see how they'll incorporate Nintendo games.  Will be have a Super Mario Bros. obstacle course?  A Metroid themed roller coaster?  How about a shoot the target type game featuring Link or Zelda and a bow an arrow (lasers or light based attraction, of course.)?  I think the potential is there to have all kinds of fun at Universal Studios now that Nintendo is on board.  But... considering that Universal Studios is, in fact, a movie studio... is a Nintendo movie in the works?  Maybe a reboot of the Super Mario Bros. movie?  It's possible.  We'll just just have to wait and see!

Start a Food Truck Business with the Right Cart

The Food Network and other television stations make launching and operating a food truck look easy. You might think that all you need is a few pieces of equipment and some great recipes under your belt. You'll also need a permit to run your business and the right type of cart or truck too. There are a number of carts and trucks that will meet your needs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

M2R UFO Bluetooth Speaker Review

Awesome UFO design allows you to hang it against a wall!
Hey there.  You can never have enough Bluetooth speakers.  There are so many designs that you need to test them out to see which ones work best for you.  I've had the privilege to try out small speakers, large speakers, pill looking speakers, and even take me hiking speakers... but I must say that my favorite so far has to be this M2R UFO Bluetooth Speaker.  Our good friends provided me with this Bluetooth speaker to try out and review and it definitely is at the top of my list.  Not only because of the shape, but because of the exceptional sound, booming bass, and... well... because it's a UFO!  lol  Before I fill you in on my experience, let's talk specs.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Musicians That Made a Transition To Film

The Suicide Squad cast features 2 musicians turned actors: Will Smith and Jared Leto!
Hey there. Being a successful musician is pretty hard work for many entertainers. Yet several of the top performing musical artists have also successfully segued into Hollywood as a side career. Here are some of the most memorable entrances:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Uqique Mini Digital Voice Recorder Review

Uqique Mini Digital Voice Recorder
The perfect voice recording device!
Hey there.  Imagine this...  You're in class (or in a meeting) and you're supposed to be paying attention.  No matter how hard you try, there is no way that you take notes on every single thing that was said.  Your hand can only write so fast.  This may not be too much of a problem, but when it's a hour and half long lecture or meeting... you're going to wish you were able to "catch that again."  ESPECIALLY for those of us that need to take minutes during a meeting.  There is so much dialog and so much back and forth that you'll wish you can replay the meeting so that you can write up accurate minutes.  I'm in meeting all the time having a replay of the meeting would be perfect when writing up those minutes!  Well, with the Uqique Mini Digital Voice Recorder, now I can!!!  The awesome people at Uqique provided me with a Mini Digital Voice Recorder so that I can try out and review and let me tell you... I am glad that they did.  Not only has it been extremely in a school/work setting, but it's been extremely useful at home as well.  Before I go into my experience with the Uqique Mini Digital Voice Recorder, let's talk specs.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's Rum Time! Celebrate Life's Good Times with Puerto Rican Rum

This post brought to you by Rums of Puerto Rico . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Metallman's Reverie.
Hey there.  Did you know that Puerto Rico is known as the Rum Capital of the World?  I sure didn't.  I also didn't know that Puerto Rico has been distilling the spirit for over 450 years.  I wouldn't doubt it if the rum was there during some of history's most celebrated moments.  Maybe Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla toasted after bringing electricity to the homes of millions.  Maybe it happened, maybe it didn't.  But what if it did?  Well, now we'll know! Well... sort of. History.com and Rums of Puerto Rico have teamed up to bring you an original series: RUM TIME!  Rum Time imagines behind the scenes celebrations and after parties of historical achievements.  It will provide insight about the rums of Puerto Rico while giving interesting facts of the achievement.  Let's take the invention of the light bulb for instance.  Check out the first episode of Rum Time to get a better understanding of series.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Trying Something Risque

I'm trying something a little different with that last review I just posted.  I may or may not continue to post more risque stuffs like that.  It all depends on customer feedback so I would like if you can chime in and let me know what you think.  Deserves a place here or not?  Let's hear it in the comments, friends!  Thanks!

SizErect Ultra Review

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