2nd giveaway contest from Curmudgeons Deal and Radiation limited Clothing


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We are so happy to bring you our 2nd contest. Again there will be two winners chosen randomly from everyone.

Yes, 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 @RadiLtdClothing reaches 2600 followers we will pick the two winners from all eligible people.

Prizes this time will be a free t-shirt from Radiation Limited Clothing and a new 3D Sci-fi collectible display plate from  Curmudgeons Deal. www.Curmudgeonsdeal.com and http://radiationlimitedclothing.com/main.htm

Radiation Limited Clothing is our new cross-promotion partner and they have some really amazing looking shirts and I’m really excited to work with them. Best of all? After this contest is over we may be doing another one!!! Yep, this is just the 2nd 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 2600 for this first giveaway we pick our winners. All winners must be confirmed to be following both accounts and have tweeted the original contest tweet in order to be eligible to win.

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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Negative Nelly go away!


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This is a pure rant. Not gonna change your life or even be that insightful. It is NSFW so feel free to click away.

Negative, negative, negative, what the fuck! I just can’t take it. Why do people have to be so negative. Honestly? I just don’t get it. What the hell does it get them? Nothing. It’s so damn lame.

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1st Contest rules and tips


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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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SLAPPA - The best bags, cases and sleeves in the business

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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Selfish VS selfless, which one will you let win?


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Selfish VS selfless. It is the key to every relationship. Not just with your wife, g/f or friends. Also with work and anyone who you interact with. It is deeper than just those you see all the time as well. Even on the level of an individual person who you will never see again how you treat that interaction determines a lot of how the rest of your day may go.

Being selfless is hard. As humans we naturally tend to want everyone else to do things our way. If we do it a certain way than it must be the best way to go about it. Isn’t it? And this does not even mean that other people are wrong. But when they don’t accomplish goals and tasks the same we do, or would we can become upset.

On a simpler level is our day-to-day interaction with everyone in our sphere of influence. From the driver who wants to change lanes, the lines of traffic merging together leaving a sporting event or the person who you serve at work the level of selfishness we exert is going to have a big effect on our outlook, and attitude. It’s the whole butterfly effect idea. Hopefully when you slow down a bit to let someone in they will do the same and overall the traffic keeps moving (albeit at a reduced pace) instead of becoming stop and go. But being nice to people we won’t see again is almost the easiest thing to do. You won’t see them again. If they slight you it is much easier to brush off.

It’s the long-term relationships where it is so hard to accomplish the goal of selflessness. In family, wife/husband/girl friend/boy friend, co-workers. That is the real challenge in life. It is easy at the start. But than with time we build up resentment. We get butt hurt when we don’t get that same selflessness back. But that’s the real kicker isn’t it? Because at that moment we have switched from being selfless to being selfish. We don’t mean to. We don’t want to, and I think it causes the most problems.

I thought about this a lot last night, and today while working out. I don’t have a perfect answer. It maybe that there just simply is not one. We each must struggle every day to maintain that level of selflessness. Often times this means not saying what we think. The whole concept of being honest has been twisted into an excuse by people to just be an ass. “I’m not being mean. I’m being honest.” they claim in righteous indignation. Well some times, no often times in a relationship you have to judge things and then simple SHUT THE FUCK UP! Not everything needs to be said. Not everything needs to be done your way. Certainly there is a line in the sand that each person must draw for themselves. I am in no way saying we should all be walking doormats for each other. That is never the case. If someone is mistreating you walk away. Run away. No one has the right to mistreat others or should have to be mistreated. But in life, you have to be able to look at the bigger picture and try to see it all put together. Not just the moment you are in. That or go live in a cave by yourself and be a true hermit.

Our government would be a lot better if instead of just saying “it’s for the children” and other mantras of selflessness they actually practiced it.

Our personal lives would be better and so would our professional lives. Change does not happen overnight. But it does not happen by becoming what you want to change either. You have to stand up even if no one but you knows and take action to improve your life and the lives of those around you. Put your own desires aside, think of others. If all of us can do this, even just a bit, and have the goal in mind of always doing it you would see a much different picture each day. It can truly be accomplished without giving up what makes you “you”. It can be done without sacrificing the things you hold dear. True acceptance of others is hard to do but the rewards are great.

Gay marriage. It’s about time we get over it.


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Gay marriage. Once again for the millionth time it’s in the news. But why? Aren’t we over this by now?
Lets look at the arguments.
1. Marriage is sacred. Really? Come on, with all the reality shows where straight people get married, the divorce rate and all those things the idea that heterosexual marriage is sacred and it somehow disgraces it is ridiculous.
2. God is not for it and marriage is based in religion. I’ll be honest and admit I used to think this. BUT, we can not force our religious ideals on others. So when it comes to a pastor doing a gay marriage that is for the pastor and the church body he is a part of to make that call. In other words the individual and then individual group must decide this on their own. We have no right to say others must follow the same religious beliefs or tenants that we do.
3. I (the person saying it) just don’t like gays. (insert your own slur here) This is simple to debunk. Its based only in hate. No real reason for it at all.
4. What else is there? I can’t think of anything.

So what does all this mean? We so often forget that to protect our own rights we have to protect those of others. Even if we don’t agree with them. The key here? As long as it does not hurt anyone, or infringe on some else’s rights. So, do I think it is right to say I can’t pray in public. No. I’m not hurting you. Ignore me, leave me alone, give me basic respect and don’t bother me. And I won’t tell you that you have to pray. You may choose not to. That is fine.

Really this is the same thing. Who is hurt by gay marriage? No one. It should be equal. They should have the same standard of proof and responsibility as straights people. Still have to get divorced if it does not work out, and still get the same benefits as any other straight couple who has taken the proper steps to say “Yes, we love each other and are in a committed relationship with each other.”

I feel there is a big difference between two people living together and two people who are married. By getting married you make it official. You make it harder to just end and harder to just walk away from. You are taking it up to a much more serious level. Any one, gay or straight if they really do love each other should be able to take this public/private/legal step and get married. We can not and should not force consenting adults who are hurting no one, ever, do follow what we think is right, or wrong simple because it is different from our opinion. I don’t want people telling me what I can do in my life and in order to protect my rights I am willing to protect the rights of others. I hope you will too.