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We are so happy to bring you an expansion to our contest. Now there will be two winners chosen randomly from everyone

who follows and RTs. It is that simple. You just follow us at @curmudgeonsdeal and our new partner at @RadiLtdClothing, than RT our contest entry tweet so help spread the word. Once I (www.CURMUDGEONSDEAL.com) reach 1000 followers we will pick one winner for the firefighter wind chime.

And the  second winner will win the t-shirt of their choice from our new cross-promotion partner. (http://radiationlimitedclothing.com/main.html)

They have some really amazing looking shirts and I’m really excited to add them. Best of all? After this contest is over we will be doing another one!!! Yep, this is just the first of many we hope to do.

So, just to recap. You don’t have to do very much.

1. Follow @curmudgeonsdeal and @RadiLtdClothing.

2. RT our contest tweet

That is it. You can always make your own tweets to help spread the word because once we reach our follower goal of 1000 for this first giveaway we pick our winners.

For those of you who may be curious I am planning on using http://www.RANDOM.org to make sure the two winners are truly random and then we will verify that they followed both people and did RT the contest tweet.

Any questions please ask us, here or on twitter. GOOD LUCK!

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New bag arrived, time to test than review.


I’m pretty excited. I got my new bag from Slappa.com today. It is the Bulkhead 4 in 1 bag. This bag is being discontinued because it was a very early design. Or so I am guessing. It was on sale for $19.99. What an amazing price. That was $50 off list price and they even did free shipping. Pretty awesome.

Right out of the box I’m really impressed. Sturdy, durable, tough. It screams high quality. I transferred all my stuff over from my previous travel bag and a going to really put her through the wringer. I’m betting it does really well.

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Lime green? Bad color, but still great sound.



Wicked Audio Jawbreakers in ear headphones

First off let me say that I did not buy these headphones. I won them from a twitter contest done by Wicked Audio. This does not change my desire to do an honest real review. Just because something is free it does not mean it will be good.

Let’s get the boring tech stuff out-of-the-way.

Manufacture: Wicked Audio http://www.wickedheadphones.com

Type:WICKED JAWBREAKERS

WI-2100 WI-2101 WI-2102 WI-2103

Frequency 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz

impedance 16 ohms

Driver 10mm

Chord Length 4ft./1.2m

That being said almost none of it matters to me. I guess I’m just not that fancy with my audio. I love music. I love to listen to music. I list to music all the time. When reading, driving, working out, cooking, like I said all the time. So what I look for is comfort, sound quality, and functionality in headphones, and of course price.

How do those things break down with these?

1. Comfort-They came with four different sets of rubber pieces to help you find just the right size that will fit your ear just right. This is a really nice feature because the worst thing about headphones can be when they make your ears hurt after you wear them for extended amounts of time. Rating A

2. Sound quality-Like I said I don’t really know what all those stats up above mean. But what I do know is these sound really good. Deep base, clear treble. Some times cheap headphones sound horrible and can make you not even want to listen to music. That is not the case with these. Do they sound as good as my over the ear headphones from SkullCandy? Actually yes, and they are small, portable, cheaper and fit with a beanie or snowboarding helmet. The sound that comes out of them really blows me away. Rating A+

3. Functionalty-They fit, the cord is long enough, they make sound. This is a pretty easy category. Rating A

4. Price-Google these and you get a price range from $4-$10. What a great deal. I honestly rate them as A in all ways and then the price comes in low which is so awesome.

What do I say in the end of this review? It is a great set of headphones. I’m really lucky to have won them and would be happy to buy them.


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Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com


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Just as you were starting to feel virtuous for having switched from sugary sodas to low- or no-calorie substitutes, a new study comes along suggesting that diet sodas might be bad for your head and your heart.

via Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com.

Ah yes, in our modern society you can find a study to pretty much back up whatever you want. It’s pretty convenient. Want more salt? Less salt? An excuse to drink wine every day? Or maybe you want to quote a study at someone to make them feel about drinking wine every day. Well just Google it. Someone has done a study to support it. No matter if you are grounded in common sense or completely off your rocker.

This study was a good example. All the people were of “advanced” age. All at risk already for heart attack and other risks. Another big issue is that it was not peer-reviewed. For any study to be considered true and reliable that is must. But when people want to ignore it they do so that no one tells them how wrong they are. Third is what else did they do? It only tracked the soda. Did they say well I’m having diet soda load me up on butter? A lot of people do that. They somehow think that lowering the sugar content of their drinks gives them carte blanche to eat anything and more of it. Even healthy foods must be consumed carefully. A huge salad is still huge even if it is a salad.

Of course the scare media or national media as you may know them picked this story up and ran with it. It was on local news and splashed on web pages. The story I found talking about the negatives as pretty buried and sure didn’t make local outlets. When will media learn that yes they must report the bad things in our world. It is a pretty messed up place, but we don’t have to focus on it. Focus on positive things, things that also lift people up and further us as a social group. I doubt they ever will, but we can ourselves. You can do it on-line, you can do it in real life. Just Do it as Nike said for so long.

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4 American hostages killed by Somali pirates – World news – Africa – Somalia – msnbc.com


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Four Americans captured by Somali pirates while sailing in the Indian Ocean have been shot and killed, NBC News reported Tuesday.

via 4 American hostages killed by Somali pirates – World news – Africa – Somalia – msnbc.com.

Wow. What a crappy headline I woke up to this morning. This is a pretty short blog really. I just wanted to express my outrage over this and my hope that the American Government does whatever they need to do to kill all theses bastards. Lay waste to them all. Please make it just like the South Park episode and snipe them all. Only shoot them in the knees and let them slowly bleed to death. Please.

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Let’s say, “That’s so gay”


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Ok, so you have probably seen the PSA about not saying “That’s gay” or “that’s so gay”. They are right on about how we should stop using it in such a negative way and that it only builds more negative feelings.

Let me present a quick thought to you.

If you Google define:gay you get

  • cheery: bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; “a cheery hello”; “a gay sunny room”; “a sunny smile”
  • full of or showing high-spirited merriment; “when hearts were young and gay”; “a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company”- Wordsworth; “the jolly crowd at the reunion”; “jolly old Saint Nick”; “a jovial old gentleman”; “have a merry Christmas“; “peals of merry laughter”; “a mirthful …
  • given to social pleasures often including dissipation; “led a gay Bohemian life”; “a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies”
  • brave: brightly colored and showy; “girls decked out in brave new dresses”; “brave banners flying”; “`braw’ is a Scottish word”; “a dress a bit too gay for her years”; “birds with gay plumage”
  • offering fun and gaiety; “a festive (or festal) occasion”; “gay and exciting night life”; “a merry evening”
  • wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Now I ask you, is that a bad definition? No it is not. Instead of trying to ignore the word, and yet still have it be negative lets take the word back. Let’s go back to the original definition and make it a good word again.

Let’s say things are “so gay” and let’s do it with a smile, and realize that it is not a bad thing!

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Some times you need a sense of humor, Tibet is important but lighten up!


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Should life always be serious? Hell no. It needs to be fun some times too. That was my take on the Groupon ad in the Superbowl. I know what is happening in Tibet is serious. It has been serious for a really really long time. Do I know how long. NO. Does it matter? NO. What matters is it sucks and it’s not right and we should want it to change. Remember the 90s? The Beastie Boys made sure we all knew how wrong it was. So we all get it.

That being said…I can’t be serious all the time. I loved the ad. It started off like the typical guilt fest than quickly turned into a laugh fest. I think it is similar to looking at The Simpsons VS Family Guy. The Simpsons tends to be slightly smarter humor that requires thought process. You don’t have to over think it like some horrible Dennis Miller jokes on Monday Night Football but you have to put a small amount of effort into it. However that is not needed with Family Guy. No thought process is needed. In fact if you try to think while watching it chances are they will beat the thought out of you with mindless repetition. Think about Peter and “the bird is the word”. Or pretty much any other joke they do. But guess what? Some times you want dumb stupid entertainment. I won’t apologize for that. I will stand up and proudly say I liked the ad. It was funny. It made me laugh. Thank you Groupon.

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via Groupon Superbowl Ad Makes Light Of Tibet’s Political Turmoil #SEWatch.