October 28, 2014

DIY Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces from TeeWii.com

The lovely and talented Ms. Tracy Pendergast of TeeWii.com posted a great video just in time for Halloween.

Check out her fun DIY Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces video. It’s so easy even I could do it.

DIY Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces

via DIY: Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces – YouTube.



October 15, 2014

Oops! Sears Pulls Swastika Rings

Item: Sears Pulls Swastika Rings from their marketplace website.

Oopsie! Are Swastikas still offensive? Sheesh, can’t you people get OVER it already?

To be fair, these rings showed up in the “Sears Marketplace”, which I believe is not officially Sears. Consumerist also reports that the rings were “briefly” on Amazon.com as well.

The item’s description, according to the Consumerist article, is quite something:

“This gothic jewelry item in particular features a Swastika ring that’s made of .925 Thai silver,” the item description read. “Not for Neo Nazi or any Nazi implication. These jewelry items are going to make you look beautiful at your next dinner date.”

So if, as the song says, you don’t know you’re beautiful…

perhaps one of these rings can help? I doubt it.

Sears Apologizes For Selling Swastika Rings In Online Marketplace – Consumerist.



October 14, 2014

Son of Thanos Has Major Daddy Issues

If you are the son of Thanos, it would make sense that you would have some serious Daddy Issues. (Thanos, aka “who is the purple guy at the end of the avengers movie“, still a popular Google Search autocomplete. He also appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy“, but it wasn’t as cool it could have been. “Guardians” was a great movie, lots of fun, go see it. Thanos could’ve been scarier though. Now back to the point.)

Me and The Avengers movie.

Personally I prefer The Avengers. Have I mentioned that lately?

Here is the description for a new comic book featuring Thane, son of Thanos.

At the close of INFINITY, Thane discovered he was the son of Thanos and that his touch was death.
Now, accompanied by the constantly whispered advice of the Ebony Maw, he wants to discover his father’s history, and his own future.

In other words, Thane (whoever that is) was unaware that (a) he was the son of Thanos, the mad Titan who wants to kill every living being in the universe in order to impress Death because he’s in love with her (yes, really — remember, comic books) and (b) when he touches people they die. (Which I suppose would make him pretty popular with dear old Dad.) Now he knows (a) and (b). That’s just… blech.

So yeah. Like I said. Daddy Issues.

Thanos A God Up There Listening #2 – Midtown Comics.

Marvel’s The Avengers (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) at Amazon.com



October 2, 2014

Compare Amazon’s Fire HD 6 $99 Tablets

Thinking about a tablet? In addition to their new kid-friendly Kindle Fire, Amazon has two new Fire HD tablets starting at only $99. Which one is right for you? Here’s a handy-dandy graphic comparing the two new low-priced models. (Note: I’m not sure why Amazon has dropped the Kindle name from the Fire HD, but as far as I can tell they have.)

Compare Fire HD tablets

 

Both are good options. I can’t say I’ve used either one hands on, but the price is right especially if you are an Amazon Prime member.

Fire HD 6 – Amazon.



October 1, 2014

Wonder Woman Favorited My Tweet

I don’t have a bucket list, in part because I’m fairly easy to please, at least on a day-to-day basis. Today I’m happy because Wonder Woman favorited my tweet.

Wonder Woman Favorited My Tweet

Here is the actual tweet:

Now, by “Wonder Woman” I mean whoever runs the Twitter account @LassoingGoddess. Still, I’m happy. Happier than Pharrell Williams? Maybe relatively, but the video for his song “Happy” has over 445 million views, and he’s currently enjoying a career better than anyone in show business. So my guess is that he’s happier than me. At least I hope he is, because he’s got a lot to be happy about. By the way, did you know he wrote a song about being happy?

Ultimately it’s all about perspective. I’m not writing a hit song anytime soon, nor am I being asked to be a judge on a TV singing contest.

But hey, Wonder Woman favorited my tweet. I’ll take it.



September 19, 2014

Amazon Has a New Kid-Friendly Kindle Fire

Maybe you have an iPad, or an Android Tablet. Or maybe even a Kindle Fire. You love it. So do your kids. They get their greasy fingerprints all over your greasy fingerprints. (Aside: tablets have got to be a germaphobe’s nightmare. All that touching…)

Ideally, if you can afford it, you’d like to get your kid(s) a tablet of their own. Amazon hopes that you will buy their new kid-friendly Kindle Fire.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

Called the Fire HD Kids Edition, this is not a kiddie-Kindle. It’s a full-fledged Fire HD, available with either a 6 or 7-inch display. What makes it kid-friendly are the following features:

A “Kid-Proof Case” is included. Basically it’s a protective bumper-style case that you can buy for existing tablets, but with the Fire HD Kids Edition, you don’t have to buy it separately and you can pick between three different colors — blue, green, or pink. More important is this next bit.

– 2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee. Here is the wording from Amazon.com: “Enjoy the peace of mind with an unprecedented 2-year worry-free guarantee—if they break it, we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked.” That’s huge. Really. Kids break stuff. It happens. Usually you have to pay a bundle for an extended warranty, and if the thing actually does break you have to crawl through broken glass to get them to repair/replace it. A 2-year, no questions asked replacement policy is a sweet thing.

– One Year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. Described by Amazon as, “a hand-curated subscription of over 5,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games,” this is presumably the razor blade to the Fire razor. Get a year for free, get the kid hooked, then start making your annual tithe to Amazon after the free year is up. There’s no obligation to do so, though. Sometimes parents forget that they can say no.

That said, here are two quotes from Amazon’s site:

“FreeTime is AWESOME. Age appropriate for each kid and the parental controls are priceless. My son has to read books for 30 min each day before it unlocks videos and games.” – Valerie
“I use Kindle FreeTime & it is PERFECT!!!! I can use the apps that FreeTime has, but also add other apps like Angry Birds, Temple Run, etc.” – Whitney

So you can use the tablet yourself when the kids are done with it. That’s handy. Also, as much as I prefer the idea of actually saying “you have to read a book before you can play video games”, the idea of assigning that task to a machine is… well, it’s future-thinking, it’s where we’re headed as a society (at least those who can afford it) and I like the feature. It’s not clear to me if you would still be able to use the Parental Controls/Kindle FreeTime without a subscription.

Bottom line: not a bad price for what looks like a pretty powerful and useful tablet. Available for pre-order now. Read more about it at Amazon.com, and also check out the articles below (which come from other sites and we take no responsibility for their content).



September 18, 2014

Cool Looking Watch On Sale (DaddyDeals)

Amazon has this cool looking watch on sale. Regular price $150.00, Deal price $104.99. It’s a Men’s PD0019 Black Reflex LED Digital Watch. Click through to see it, it’s kinda nifty, and if you’re in the market for a not inexpensive watch, at least this way you won’t be spending quite as much money.

Amazon.com: REFLEX Men’s PD0019 Black Reflex LED Digital Watch: Reflex: Watches.