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Month: January, 2013

032: Looper

Looper: 5/5

If you haven’t seen Looper, then you’re doing yourself a mighty disservice. Even if you don’t like Sci-Fi or Time Travel or all that riff-raff, don’t worry. Watch it anyway. Don’t believe me? Follow me down the rabbit hole.

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031: Tuesday Breakdown for 01.29.13

God damn this Black Night, er Tuesday, and all its foul temptation.

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READ: Carnival Worker Invades Florida Home, Masturbates, Defecates, Eats Vacuum Garbage.

Really, the headline says it. The article is definitely worth a read, especially for the recap at the end.

PLAY: Rocket Island.

I discovered this clever little game on the Play store last night and have gotten quite a bit of enjoyment out of it. It’s a clever take on Swipe and Match games, but the games do not run on endlessly and the game is not wickedly addicting which is honestly a good thing. I find myself popping in for a quick game here and there, but still effortlessly being able to turn it off after a few rounds. Also, it’s free!

WATCH: Silver Linings Playbook.

Seriously kids, if you haven’t seen this get on it. It was great and deserves all the critical acclaim it has been receiving. It’s like a much better version of Garden State: two people having suffered serious emotional trauma find reconciliation and healing through a relationship with one another. Go see it.

DRINK: Root: 1 Carmenere

I recently picked this up after reading a glowing recommendation over on Bottoms Up Darling. If you’re looking for a great, affordable bottle of red I can’t recommend this higher than many other wines. I put it right up there with Gnarly Head’s Zinfandel. Check out the review and then head out, drop the $10 and try it out.

030: Randy’s Monday Morning Obsession #2 – Sorcerers of the Magic Kindom

This is one of a series of regular posts from my dear friend Randy. Check back every Monday for a fresh look at what has taken over Randy’s litter box of a brain that week. For more timely ramblings from him head straight to the source, @RMChase3.

Hey friends Randy here coming at you hard and fast with the new obsession. I was going to present you
with a obsession that is close to my heart. But then something happened this weekend I went to the
happiest goddamn place on earth. (For those of you that don’t know that’d be Disney world.) Now you
may be saying “Hey that’s not something worth obsessing over!” You would be right I’m mostly just
bragging. It’s what I did at the park that is worthy of obsession. Last year Disney launched a interactive
collectible card game in the park called Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. When I heard about it I was all
“What!? I love cards! And games! And collectibles! And interactivity!”

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029: Friday Jams | The Lumineers – Stubborn Love

Be good this weekend.

 

028: Tuesday Breakdown For 01.22.13

Sorry for the delay, I was too busy gorging on 4 Rivers BBQ. Mmmmmm. Be jealous.

1. Wedgie? I Hardly Know Ye.

In another case of startling misuse of law enforcement a man from Bradenton, FL was arrested for battery after he was accused of, you guessed it, giving another man a wedgie. Now, you might feel bad for this young man until you realize he is not but a wastrel as he was actually filming his wedgie escapades so he could profit from them by posting the film to Youtube. All good things to those who wait.

2. Nosewalker

Do you like to longboard? Are you sure? Have no idea what longboarding is? Either way, watch the first 3:40 of this video and you’ll walk away hating it.

3. The 20th Anniversary of 1993.

Who knew that 1993 was one of, if not the most important year in Rap music. NPR started off a long series of in depth looks at the music made that year and the culture that created it and was created from it. You can find the first episode “The Chronic” 20 Years Later: An Audio Document of The L.A. Riots online for free.

4. The Power Of T.

The Art Of Manliness has long been a source of knowledge and inspiration for me, but this week has featured some of the most truly informative pieces they’ve ever published. All week the site’s author Brett McKay has been running a series about testosterone and men based on his own insight and experiences. I cannot recommend these pieces enough, especially for young men but also for all men as well as significant others and spouses. Start with the first piece on The Declining Virility Of Men and The Importance of T and then work your way through the others Benefits of Optimal T, How Testosterone Is Made, and How To Increase Testosterone Naturally.

027: Randy’s Monday Morning Obsession #1 – Ingress

This is the first of a series of regular posts from my dear friend Randy. Check back every Monday for a fresh look at what has taken over Randy’s litter box of a brain that week. For more timely ramblings from him head straight to the source, @RMChase3.

Hey what’s up for those of you that don’t know my name is Randy. (Although I should say that’s not
conditional if you do know me it’s still Randy.) I’m here today because I need to get something off my
chest. I suffer from OCD. Well OCD minus the Compulsive Disorder so maybe just O. This is something
I’ve recently come to realize. In my past I find something I really like until I consume all of it thoroughly
and completely and move on to the next thing that I obsess over. Well it’s time to stop keeping these
things to myself and share them with you, the people. So How Many Beards presents to you: Randy’s
Monday Obsession.

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026: Friday Jams: Manchester Orchestra – Pensacola

Happy Friday ya weirdos. Have a great weekend!

025: Tuesday Breakdown for 01.15.13

And again Tuesday rears its ugly head like an unfailing hydra and alas we have no poisoned arrows. WHERE BE MY HERCULES?

1. Django Unchained.

Speaking of Hercules, the wife and I went and saw this on Friday. I highly recommend it, full review to come later this week or next. Prepare your bladder though, it has pretty much a full 3 hour run time. Also, for extra credit, check out the original Django.

2. Letter by Letter.

Do you like word games? Yes? Then get your phone out right now and download this little gem. Available for FREE for iOS and Android. It’s fun to play, but also helps to wrinkle the brain because the twist here is that using letters already played by your opponent reduces their score and increases yours. Enjoy.

3. The Valet Handbook.

Gentlemen, are you looking for a few actually useful pointers for the coming year? Look no further then Valet.com‘s The Handbook series. It runs for the first 31 days of each year and continues an always impressive trove of interesting information. Of course, the rest of the website is pretty sweet too.

4. Man v Fish.

Having a bad day? Watch this idiot have a tarpon try to eat his arm of for taunting him. You’ll feel better.

 

Until next time.

024: Friday Jams – Every Thug Needs A Lady

Have a good weekend, ya’ll. Be good.

 

023: Tuesday Breakdown – 01.08.13

Another stab at the blinding madness of Tuesdays everywhere.

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