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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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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TOO many ideas and not enough time!


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I have so many things I want to blog about. Here is the quick list.

  1. Egypt and their revolution
  2. The groupon Tibet Superbowl ad
  3. Aol buying the Huffington post. Sold out to a corporation. So much for caring about their stories.
  4. Chase pulling the plug on their program to let people in the military suspend student loan payments
  5. If the cyber crack down in Egypt was really the fault of an American company who sold the spy software that helped make it possible
  6. I would love to write a blog on Anderson Silva and how amazing a fighter he is, the possible super fight between him and GSP George Saint-Pierre! and of course the involvement of Steven Segal in MMA yeah, WTF!

The problem I run into is I just don’t have enough time for a full blog. So I’m pumping my ideas out where, in hopes that I don’t lose them, and can come back to them and complete them.

Wish me luck.

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The Punk Curmudgeon Post Game Show-or BEING A GOOD SPORT SUCKS!


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Well it was a hard-fought game. I was up and down, screaming at my tv. The dogs were freaking out. The kids and I high fiver, we cried in dismay. In the end my Steelers lost to the Packers.

The Packers deserved it. I can admit it. At Superbowl XVL they were the better team. We were a good team, we played hard and have nothing to be ashamed of. James Harrison from his twitter account @jharrison9292 tweeted sorry. My response?

@jharrison9292 Don’t be sorry. You guys played a hard game. so did the packers. I’m still a #proudsteelersfan

That is the honest truth. I think it is great that he said he was sorry, very humble of him. But they played hard and didn’t give up. It is easy to be a winner. You do nothing but be happy. Being a good sport is hard. In fact is plain ol sucks. But it’s the right way to be. I congratulate the Green Bay Packers. Tonight they were the better team. They deserve their win. I congratulated the friends I have on Facebook. We chatted back and forth in good nature during the game but when it comes down to it I’m not mad over the loss. Disappointed sure but we gave it all and left it all on the field. I can live with that.

Oh and did I mention we still have 6 Superbowl rings? More than anyone else? At least there is that. 🙂

Also I considered commenting on Christina Aguilera and her singing flub, but lets face it, she is hot and that’s about it. So who was really shocked? Not this guy.

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Superbowl today!!! So much fun matter who you are a fan of!


STEELERS SUPER BOWL XLIII RING

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Yep, maybe you just woke up from a coma. So let me turn you onto a huge secret. Today the Pittsburgh Steelers and the  Green Bay Packers play for the title of Superbowl XLV winner. The Superbowl is one of those events that almost everyone enjoys. You don’t have to be a huge football fan, you don’t have to be a fan of either team playing. It’s just plain old fun. You can have people over or go out. You can eat, drink and be merry. The game is fun to watch and the commercials are fun to watch and who does not like to hang out with friends? It is one of those rare win-win kind of things. So have fun! Enjoy! Sit back and watch my Steelers win their 7th championship!

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Got that mountain bike ride in despite the cold!


My new mountain bike tire after my ride.

What a great day. It started off with snow this morning and looked cold. My wife went to the gym and reported to me that it was cold and windy. However after the last time where I let myself get lazy and missed out on a really nice ride I stuck to my guns today. When 11:30 rolled around I got my new cold weather gear on. I just got a Terramar half-zip winter shirt, Terramar winter pants and some Mountain Hardwear stretch gloves from http://www.sunnysports.com. I’ll be reviewing those in my next blog.

I knew if I shut off my computer, loaded up the bike and just got out I would have a great time. I sure did. It was cold, chilly really, not cold. It was snowy, icy, muddy, in other words IT WAS GREAT. I only started doing real mountain bike riding this summer and we have had a slow easy winter down off the mountains in Colorado so this was my most “wintry” ride yet. I’ve ridden in some slush, some snow and some mud but this was the biggest mix of all 3 yet.

A little info for you I don’t have a new bike. I have my old steel 98′ GT Outpost. It is a hard frame without even front suspension. I have slip-ins on my peddles, a decent seat, a rear rack for a functional fender and those handle things on the ends of my bar. It’s a great bike. It does not look like much but it rides well. Really well. I bought it new in 98′ and all I have done is one tune-up and changed the tires and the seat. Everything else is original parts. That is how well it has held up and I really give great props to GT for making such a sturdy bike.

That being said I have ridden a newer Trek. It was full suspension and weights about 1/4 of what my GT weighs. It is amazing to ride. So fast, so quick, so smooth. It is my friends bike and when I rode it the one time it was like being Superman. I could just go faster and faster and faster. I was riding on a trail with rocks, drops and big tree roots but it was like riding down the street. So much fun. The downside? It cost him $2300 dollars and that was marked down from $2900. Now sure it is worth it. I really do think it is worth it but it is only worth it if you can actually afford to drop 2k on a bike. I can not.

Getting out and riding today was a huge accomplishment for me. My first real winter ride in adverse weather conditions, in adverse riding conditions and required that I force myself to do it. But like always once I got going it was so much fun. I always feel that way. Even if I don’t want to once I start I love it. And what  a great day I have had today. I did strength training this morning, went on a bike ride, and walked the dogs with my wife. Now I’m settling in to watch the UFC prelims for UFC 126.

Exhaustion really is good for my soul.

Punk Curmudgeon

P.S. Of course I used the Cardiotrainer app from http://www.worksmartlabs.com like always. Still hoping they will give me a bluetooth heart monitor to review. 🙂


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