Cars As A Kid

When I was a kid, most kids wanted to own this car: [Read more…]

What Men Want For Christmas 2011, Day 26

wilsonWilson Castaway Volleyball – Know someone that loves playing volleyball or just needs someone to talk to? Then the Wilson Castaway Volleyball would make a great gift idea. Based off of Tom Hanks’ Castaway movie, this is an official Wilson Volleyball with Hank’s bloody handprint face imprinted. Disclaimer: not Tom Hanks’ real blood. This would be a great conversation piece, especially for the movie buff! Cost: $15.00.

Men In Black 3

I think this is going to be the best movie next year! Look for it in theaters on May 25th, 2012!
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What Men Want For Christmas 2011, Day 9

dvdsMovie, movies, movies, you can never go wrong with movies. DVD or Blu Ray! All of the big box stores are having great sales on dvd and blu ray movies right now. I’ve seen them as cheap and 99 cents at some places. He’ll need these movies for his home entertainment center or the media center that he may build. Dvd’s as gifts lead to many other gift opportunities as well, such as a place to store the disks, software to rip the disks and other devices to play the disks! Regardless, having his favorite tv series or movies on dvd or blu ray will surely make him a happy camper. Approximate cost: $.99 to $13.00.

What Men Want For Christmas 2011, Day 2

Depending on his level of geekability and tinkerability, you can’t go wrong with a Media Center. Media Center’s come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and configurations. But if he’s a true geek and likes to tinker, he’ll want to build his own. And the base of any good Media Center is a big screen tv. I’ve included a picture of my Media Center in it’s current configuration. However, I’m always changing, upgrading and tweaking. That’s part of the fun! It can be a costly hobby, but it doesn’t have too. That old computer that you’ve been thinking about getting rid of can make a very nice hub for your Media Center. As will that old Xbox or Playstation that you’ve recently upgraded to the latest model. Sure, you can throw it up on Ebay and get a few bucks out of it or, you can put it to use in your new Media Center. Some additional costs may also include a Xbox live account and a NetFlix account. It just depends on how far you want to take it. I get asked a lot about building a media center pc at a reasonable price. What are the benefits of having a media center pc and how does it integrate with other equipment. There really is no simple answer and I can assure you that there probably aren’t any two media center setups identical. And as I stated before, it really doesn’t have to be an expensive project either. You’ll just have to take your time and shop around. Since I hardly ever throw anything away that has to do with pc’s or servers, I had most of these parts on shelves and in drawers. So, you can look at my current setup (which is always changing) and maybe it’ll give you some kind of idea of what to do in case you want to build your own media center pc. A lot of money can be saved by going with a Linux distro and media center software for Linux, neither will cost you a dime. I’m a Windows person, so that’s direction I took. I’m using Windows 7 Ultimate and the license isn’t cheap. But once you’re past the cost of the software and the hardware upgrades, a media center will bring months and years of entertainment to any man cave out there! Approximate cost: $100.00 to $2,000.00.

31 Days Of Halloween

Every year, we kick off the Halloween season by watching one scary or seasonal movie a day beginning on October first! Some times we watch the same movies year to year, but most of the time, we’ll throw in something new! We’ll update this post daily to let you know what today’s movie is, our selection is totally random, the movies aren’t selected in any particular order.

Be sure to let us know what your favorite Halloween season movie is!

October 30th – The Mothman Prophecies – 2002
9 Stars (9 / 10)

October 29th – Se7en – 1995
8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

October 28th – Jaws – 1975
9 Stars (9 / 10)

October 27th – Paranormal Activity 3 – 2011
8 Stars (8 / 10)

October 26th – The Ring – 2002
7 Stars (7 / 10)

October 25th – Jacob’s Ladder – 1990
7 Stars (7 / 10)

October 24th – Altered States – 1980
7.5 Stars (7.5 / 10)

October 23rd – The Rite – 2011
8 Stars (8 / 10)

October 22nd – Poltergeist – 1982
7 Stars (7 / 10)

October 21st – Psycho – 1960
9 Stars (9 / 10)

October 20th – The Amityville Horror – 1979
6 Stars (6 / 10)
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We Are Marshall

In November, 1970, virtually the entire football team and coaches of Marshall University (Huntington, W.V.) die in a plane crash. That spring, led by Nate Ruffin, a player who was ill and missed the fatal flight, students rally to convince the board of governors to play the 1971 season. The college president, Don Dedman, must find a coach, who then must find players. They petition the NCAA to allow freshmen to play, and coach Jack Lengyel motivates and leads young players at the same time that he reexamines the Lombardi creed that winning is the only thing. The father and the fiancée of a player who died find strength to move on. Can Marshall win even one game in 1971?

8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

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