New Releases June 2, 2009

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New release listings for Blu-ray and Playstation 3.

Blu-ray

  • Air Force One (Sony)
  • Anaconda (Sony)
  • B.B. King: Live at Montreux 1993 (Eagle Rock)
  • Bruce Almighty (Universal)
  • Dark Blue (MGM)
  • Defiance (Paramount)
  • Direct Contact (First Look)
  • Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp (Digital Leisure)
  • Elsewhere (E1)
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (Sony)
  • Fletch (Universal)
  • Glory (Sony)
  • The Graduate (MGM)
  • He’s Just Not That Into You (Warner Brothers)
  • Inside Man (Universal)
  • Navy Seals (MGM/UA)
  • Neil Young: Archives Volume One – (1963-!972) (Warner Music Group)
  • NFL Road to the Super Bowl XLIII (Warner)
  • Paul Simon and Friends (Summit)
  • Revolutionary Road (Paramount)
  • Road House (MGM/UA)
  • Rollerball (2002) (MGM/UA)
  • Spring Breakdown (Warner Brothers)
  • To Live and Die in L.A. (MGM)
  • Walking Tall (2004) (MGM)
  • Weeds: Season Four (Lionsgate)

Playstation 3

  • Fuel
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla
  • irtua Tennis 2009


Take The Plunge

We know this sounds crazy—a site about “wedding planning,” for men? Written by men? Really?

Really. And here’s the even crazier thing: it’s good.  Enter ThePlunge.com. For the first time, someone’s written about grooms, engagements, and weddings from an authentic guy’s point of view.

You won’t find crap on florists or stationary. Instead, the articles cover things like how to deal with her In-Laws, what counts as cheating at your bachelor party, and whether you should push for a Pre-Nup. There’s also an “Ask the Expert” section that looks surprisingly helpful.

Other topics include:

How to pop the question

Dealing with cold feet on wedding day

Battling hangovers

Groomsmen responsibilities

Bachelor party destinations

…you get the idea.  Check it out yourself at ThePlunge.com.

The Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars are considered to be the car of tomorrow. Because of the benefits it can give you, you will definitely want to get one for your own. In fact, more and more people are now considering selling their conventional car and purchase a hybrid car. So, why is it that more and more people prefer getting a hybrid car instead of a conventional car even if hybrid car retail prices are far more expensive?

The answer to this is that these people are thinking of the long term benefits that a hybrid car can give. With a hybrid car, you can cut fuel consumption in half compared to conventional cars. Hybrid cars will be able to give you maximum fuel efficiency. It will be able to give you far better mileage to the gallon. Just imagine, with a hybrid car, you can get more than 60 miles to the gallon of gasoline.

This is because hybrid cars run on two engines. One is the conventional internal combustion engine that you will find in conventional cars and the other is the electric motor and batteries. Hybrid cars are basically cars that combine electric energy and gasoline energy. By combining these two to power your car, it will run quieter, cleaner and far more efficient than conventional cars. These are the main advantages of hybrid cars.

Another advantage is that you will be able to save more money from tax breaks imposed by the US government to hybrid car users and buyers. If you own a hybrid car, you will be able to enjoy tax breaks. Also, you will be able to enjoy free parking and other incentives that the government imposed on hybrid car owners.

Now that you know about the main pros of the hybrid cars, you also need to know what the cons of hybrid cars are.

People have been purchasing hybrid cars because of the ability of saving a lot of money from fuel consumption. However, the main advantage of hybrid cars, which is the electric motor, is also its downfall. When a hybrid car is involved in an accident it will be difficult for you and the rescuers to get you out of the car because of the dangers of electrocution. Hybrid cars carry large amounts of voltage. When it gets involved in an accident, wires from the battery may tear off and will be potentially dangerous to handle.

Another disadvantage of hybrid cars is that the retail price is higher than conventional cars in the same weight class. However, the hybrid car can counter this disadvantage by allowing consumers to save money in a long term basis. When you look at it in a long term basis, hybrid cars tend to be cheaper than conventional cars. Try and compute the amount of gasoline both cars will consume during its lifetime and add it to the retail price of the car. You will see that the conventional car will tend to be more expensive than hybrid cars when you look at it in a long term basis.

These are the pros and cons of hybrid cars. You can see that it contains more advantages than disadvantages. Most hybrid cars today are now integrated with the latest technology in car safety. So, if you are planning to purchase a car, think hybrid.

Sexy Sunday 82

Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen was born in Amsterdam Netherlands in 1965. In 1984 she moved to New York City where she was signed on with the Elite Modeling Agency but continued to study writing and literature at Columbia University. Wanting to get into acting Famke moved to Los Angeles and in 1992 she had her first role in the film Father& Sons. Due to the films poor performance she wasn’t getting a lot of roles but she was offered a part on the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1994 she had an appearance on Melrose Place and a role on a TV movie Model by Day. In 1995 she got the leading female role in Lord of Illusions. It was also that year she had a role in the Bond film Golden Eye opposite Pierce Brosnan. After Golden Eye Famke decided to work on less mainstream movies and had roles in Dead Girl, City of Industry, RPM, Snitch, Celebrity Rounders, and the Faculty. In 1995 she married director Tod Williams but the two later divorced in 2000. Famke has written a screenplay but hasn’t done anything with it she is also fluent in German, French, English, and Dutch. In 2000 Famke was skyrocketed to Stardom with her role in the X-men. She has since starred in several other movies and the TV show Nip/Tuck.

10 inspirational quotes that can improve yourself

It might take a little coffee or probably a few rounds of beer or any other booze you could get your hands on when it comes to relaxing after a hard day’s work. Well, yeah I’m guilty about that one as well, unless I’m caught dead wearing a lampshade over my head after a few rounds of vodka… half-naked! Okay, bad example and I apologize to everyone reading this after getting nightmares about me in that state of drunken stupor.

Just don’t ask how it happened, please.

But what’s really interesting is that how do people go through the usual part of life when faced with vein-popping stress? I mean, the new age thing like Zen or yoga is one of the good things and it actually works. Is there room for the intellectual side of people who can actually smell the roses-in-a-can while on the move? It kind of had me thinking that there really must be something in this ‘mind-over-matter’ thing.

Humor is indeed the best medicine there is whenever you are. I mean anyone can pay good money to listen to a comedian just to make you wet your pants after laughing so hard. Despite of what’s been happening, and to those who has gone though the ordeal, it’s better to just laugh while facing the troubles with a clear mind than anger with a clouded vision. One of my favourite celebrities of all time may have to be Woody Allen. Now this is one guy who gives you the in-your-face bluntness that he pulls out with gusto, even without even trying. You can talk just about anything with a man, and he’s bound to mock the subject and you’ll end up laughing rather than being upset about it.

Woody Allen has this to say:

  1. “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” It sounds good to me, I mean the practicality of all things does involve money but it doesn’t have to take an arm and a leg to get it.
  2. “I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it’s the government.” ‘Nuff said.
  3. “There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?” This happens to be one of the classic ones. I mean the issue about life’s little problems isn’t all that bad, until ‘he’ shows up.Sure, relationships can get complicated, or does have its complications that probably any author about relationships is bound to discover it soon. We follow what our heart desires, unless you’re talking about the heart as in the heart that pump blood throughout your body.
  4. “Love is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions.” And if you want more, just keep on asking!
  5. “A fast word about oral contraception. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said ‘no’.” It sounds, ‘practical’, I think.And when it comes to everyday life, he really knows how to make the best out of every possible scenario, and it doesn’t involve a lawsuit if he strikes a nerve.
  6. “Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.” I never had a boat in my bathtub before. Just staring at it while soaking in hot water makes me seasick already.
  7. “I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” If it rains, it pours.
  8. “I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” It could get worse when you’re guzzling on beer… or mouthwash, and it happened to me once!
  9. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” At least he doesn’t smite us with lightning, and I’m thankful for that.And despite of what may happen to all of us in the next ten, twenty, or even thirty years, I guess we all have to see things in a different kind of light and not just perspective. I can’t seem to imagine life without any piece of wisdom that could guide us. Whether we’re religious or not, it takes more courage to accept your fears and learn how to deal with them is all that matters when it comes to even just getting along.And to sum things up, here is the last nugget of wisdom to go by… however, whenever, and wherever we may be.
  10. “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.”

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Ingredients:

2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
6 oz white chocolate

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 F and lightly grease your cookie sheets.

In a large bowl beat together the first 5 ingredients. Next, on low speed gradually add flour until blended. With a wooden spoon stir in nuts and chocolate. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough and space 2 1/2 inches apart onto your greased cooking sheets.

Bake cookies in preheated oven for about 17 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on baking sheets for at least 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.

Family Guy Quotes 13

Chris (talking to Peter): You’re just running away from your troubles by being here!
Peter: What are you talking about? Meg’s right here.

Lois: I’ve seen that crappy Julia Roberts movie forty-seven times. Have you seen the lips on that woman? Like a baboons ass on her face.

Lois: Nurse this woman is in labour!
Mayor Adam West: Excuse me, I was here first… My leg is asleep!!!

Chris (when Peter goes to attack Hugh Grant on the movie screen): Don’t do it dad! He’s bigger than you.

Chris: So…ah..What are you wearing? Ha ha ha ha ha Wow! I bet you could see right through that.
Lois: Chris, who are you talking to?
Chris: Grandma.

Simpsons Quotes 5

Homer (looking at a globe map…country being Uruguay): Hee hee! Look at this country! “You are gay.”

Homer: There’s your giraffe, little girl.
Ralph: I’m a boy.
Homer: That’s the spirit. Never give up.

Bart Simpson (spelling “Impervious” in a spelling B): I…M…P
Nelson: Bart is pee!
Ralph: I made Bart in my pants!

Grandpa: That doll is EVIL, I tells ya. Evil! Eeeeviilll!!
Marge: Grandpa, you say that about all the presents.
Grandpa: I just want attention.

Apu: Yes! I am a citizen! Now which way to the welfare office? I’m kidding, I’m kidding, I work, I work.

New Releases May 26, 2009

Blu-ray Disc
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New release listings for Blu-ray and Playstation 3.

Blu-ray

  • America’s Greatest Monuments: Washington D.C. (Smithsonian Networks)
  • Children of Men (Universal)
  • Cinderella Man (Universal)
  • Diana Krall: Live in Rio (Eagle Vision)
  • Falling Down (Warner)
  • Field of Dreams (Universal)
  • Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (Universal Music Group)
  • New in Town (Lionsgate)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Warner)
  • Seabiscuit (Universal)
  • Shamo (Tai Seng)
  • The Sky Crawlers (Sony)
  • True Romance

Playstation 3

  • Cross Edge
  • Damnation
  • Infamous
  • Up


Money Saving Tips 96-100

Do your banking online. This way you can keep a close eye on your money. Most times when banks send you your statements they aren’t update which can cause confusion on what you have paid or haven’t paid. It also saves you money because you don’t have to make out checks or buy stamps.

Connect your entertainment/computer setup to a true smart power strip. This device cuts power to all your devices depending on the first item on the strip. So if your computer is plugged in and you aren’t using it then your scanner and printer will also shut down. This can save you a lot of electricity.

Don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake. We are only human and sometimes we will make mistakes  it’s easy to beat ourselves up or get angry but don’t. Instead look at what you did wrong and what you can do to prevent it from happening again in the future.

Look ahead. Don’t let things that you have done in the past control you. The choices you make now wont effect the past but they can change the future which means you can control if things get better or worse.

Never Give up. Whenever you are struggling and it feels like there’s never enough money remember you aren’t alone there are lots of people who are suffering just like you if not worse. Read through articles about finance and money and try to learn some new ways on how to handle your money.

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