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You may be familiar with Minecraft as the popular sandbox/survival video game played by both kids and adults, but did you know that it can also be used to create stunning and outlandish pieces of pixel art?

20 Craziest Minecraft Pixel Art Pieces


A quick Google search will pull of hundreds and hundreds of crazy Minecraft pixel art pieces, but for the sake of conciseness, we will just focus on 20 of the craziest and most impressive pieces out there.

1. BlizzCon 2010 Wallpaper Recreation


Back in 2015, the self-described “Pixel Art King” Thorlar Thorlarian broke a world record at the time when he used a whopping 1.1 million blocks to recreate a dazzling wallpaper design from BlizzCon, which is an annual convention held by video game company Blizzard.

It took him 23 weeks to complete the project, and even more impressively, he did the entire piece by hand. He livestreamed the unveiling of the piece to thousands and thousands of Twitch users and ended up raking in about $3,500 for charity.

How’s that for a crazy piece of Minecraft pixel art?

2. The Mona Lisa


If you want to check out the actual Mona Lisa painting, you need to make the trip over to France and then go to the Louvre, where you’ll probably have to wait in a long line. Honestly, who really wants to deal with all that hassle? Save money on plane tickets and enjoy the Mona Lisa from the comfort of your home with this Minecraft pixel art recreation.


Ok, maybe it’s not as good as the real thing, but it’s still pretty impressive, right?

3. The Instagram Logo


These days, the Instagram logo is probably one of the most recognizable logos out there. And while it may not look like it’s that difficult to recreate, this Minecraft pixel artist did a pretty stellar job adding shadow and detail to the logo to make it look larger than life. It looks more like a massive monument than just a mere logo, doesn’t it?

4. King’s Landing From “Game Of Thrones”


If you’ve ever seen Game of Thrones (and honestly, who hasn’t by this point?), then you know that King’s Landing is a vast and intricate kingdom that most Minecraft pixel artists would probably not even bother attempting to undertake. One artist not only attempted a pixelated rendering of King’s Landing, but pulled off a breathtaking creation that you wouldn’t believe.


On top of recreating King’s Landing, this artist has a host of Game of Thrones-inspired pixel art that you absolutely need to check out.

5. The Battlestar Galactica


What Game of Thrones is to fantasy fans, Battlestar Galactica is to science fiction fans, and one look at this recreation of the eponymous Battlestar Galactica spaceship will have even the most casual fan of the show completely awestruck.


This intricate art piece required more than five million blocks. This thing is pretty close to the real deal with working lifts, control rooms, a hanger deck, and other interior spaces. It’s really a Minecraft marvel.

6. The House from Pixar’s “Up”


If you’ve ever seen the Pixar movie Up (and if you’ve never seen it, we highly recommended it. Just be sure you’re stocked up on tissues.), then you’re familiar with the focal point of the film: the balloon house

One Minecraft artist’s tribute to the house is nothing short of extraordinary. Not only is the outside of the house a perfect recreation, but you can actually check out the interior of the house as well, where the attention to detail is equally as impressive. Pixar needs to hire this artist, pronto!

7. The Minecraft Box


Sure, this is pretty meta, but you know that someone was bound to do it.

8. Plane Crash


Reminiscent of a scene from the hit show Lost, this Minecraft pixel artist’s rendering of a plane crash may not present the most uplifting scene, but if we’re talking straight-up artistic value, it’s actually quite well done.

9. The Tower of Babel


If you’re acquainted at all with biblical history, you probably know that the story of the Tower of Babel tackles the origin myth of how humans came to speak different languages. Of course, at the center of that myth is the tower itself, and this artist’s rendering of the tower is pretty close to biblical proportions.


According to the blueprint provided by the artist, the rendering includes more than 7 million blocks, 100 floors, and 90,000 lights. Just a quick look through the interior will show the great attention to detail. This is one seriously impressive piece.

10. Marine Traffic World

While most Minecraft artistic renderings tend to be based on some other existing work, one Minecraft artist tried his hand at something completely original, which he referred to as Marine Traffic World.

According to the artist, it took months and months for him to develop his ocean world filled with a whole host of ships. If you take a quick scroll through this massive project page, you’ll see that the artist made two container ships, a survey ship, a lighthouse, a research vessel, a helicopter, an oil terminal, a fishing port, a yacht, and several ferries.

Marine Traffic World, indeed!

11. “Sonic the Hedgehog” Mini Game


Both a work of art and a playable game, this Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired game really is quite incredible. If you’ve ever played Sonic the Hedgehog, you know that this artist actually did a pretty stellar job capturing its essence, as the mini game contains power-ups, checkpoints, and spring-loaded pressure plates.

12. Pixel Eye


Who knew that something as simple as an eye could look so dazzling as a Minecraft pixel art piece? Sure, the artist didn’t create an entire world or a towering structure, but the precision and striking color balance of the image is extremely impressive nonetheless.

13. Pope Francis


We guess they call him the “cool pope” for a reason, because Pope Francis has his very own Minecraft pixel art portrait.

14. The Space Shuttle


Houston, we have an art piece. There’s absolutely no problem with this amazing recreation of the Space Shuttle, as this artist’s use of layers and impressive shadowing work really makes this pixelated piece pop.

This is just one of dozens and dozens of renderings of the Space Shuttle, each one offering a slightly different and unique take on space exploration. For a bonus art piece, take a look at this Minecraft artist’s crack at the Space Shuttle. Just check out that magnificent sunset that the artist included. Isn’t that something?

15. Working Computer With RAM


So, this may be hard to wrap your head around (it’s a little hard for us to grasp, if we’re being honest), but one Minecraft artist was somehow able to find a way to build an actual functioning computer in Minecraft.


Basically, the half artist, half computer scientist used something known as redstone circuitry to make a computer that performs division, displays hexadecimal notation, and loads 16 lines of code into RAM. Speaking of the Space Shuttle, someone needs to get this person a job at NASA!

16. War Machine And Megazord


If you know anything about comic books or Power Rangers, you’ll recognize War Machine as one of the buddies of Marvel’s Iron Man and Megazord as the battle robot that all five Power Rangers combine to form.


Well, one artist decided to do a crossover of sorts when he recreated both characters for this Minecraft art project. We never thought about it until now, but having these two team up wouldn’t make for a half-bad comic book. You’re welcome, Marvel.

17. Minas Tirith From “The Lord Of The Rings”


We’ve already included Games of Thrones and Battlestar Galactica, so why not throw in The Lord of the Rings for good measure? The location of the epic battle from Return of the King, Minas Tirith is recreated in all its splendor thanks to one artist’s painstaking attention to detail.

18. Minecraft Interstate


Now, this is a regular marvel of Minecraft engineering. It took the artist two months to render this interstate, which takes you on an eight-mile, 30-minute mine cart ride in-game. When it was first created back in 2010, it even managed to impress Minecraft creator Markus Persson. That’s how you know you’ve made it as a Minecraft artist.

19. “My Little Pony” Characters


Say what you will about My Little Pony, but one artist’s two-dimensional creations inspired by the kid’s cartoon are still exceedingly remarkable. It took between 10,000 and 50,000 blocks for the artist to create each character, resulting in a collection that is pretty impressive, to say the least.

20. Mousecraft


It’s a one-bedroom apartment from a mouse’s point of view. Need we say more?

Comparison Table

Minecraft Pixel Art

Details

BlizzCon

Used a whopping 1.1 million blocks to recreate a dazzling wallpaper design

The Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa Minecraft pixel art recreation

The Instagram Logo

Most recognizable logos out there

King’s Landing from “Game of Thrones”

Has a vast and intricate kingdom

The Battlestar Galactica

This intricate art piece required more than five million blocks

The House from Pixar’s “Up”

Attention to detail is equally as impressive

The Minecraft Box

Pretty meta, but you know that someone was bound to do it

Plane Crash

Straight-up artistic value

The Tower of Babel

Rendering includes more than 7 million blocks, 100 floors, and 90,000 lights

Marine Traffic World

Ocean world filled with a whole host of ships

“Sonic the Hedgehog” Mini Game

Contains power-ups, checkpoints, and spring-loaded pressure plates

Pixel Eye

Striking color balance of the image is extremely impressive nonetheless

Pope Francis

Has his very own Minecraft pixel art portrait

The Space Shuttle

Use of layers and impressive shadowing work

Working Computer with RAM

Displays hexadecimal notation, and loads 16 lines of code into RAM

War Machine and Megazord

Artist decided to do a crossover of sorts when he recreated both characters for this Minecraft art project

Minas Tirith from “The Lord of the Rings”

Location of the epic battle from Return of the King, Minas Tirith

Minecraft Interstate

Regular marvel of Minecraft engineering

“My Little Pony” Characters

Inspired by the kid’s cartoon are still exceedingly remarkable

Mousecraft

One-bedroom apartment from a mouse’s point of view

Appreciating Minecraft Pixel Art

Minecraft pixel art is not your most traditional art form, but as you can see, it does require some painstaking attention to detail, and the finished products tend to be nothing short of extraordinary. From massively expansive worlds to awe-inspiring structures to simple-yet-detailed portraits, the sky’s the limit when it comes to Minecraft’s pixelated potential.

If you ever feel inspired to take a crack at some Minecraft art yourself, then there are a number of different how-to guides online that can give you step-by-step instructions on how to make some eye-popping Minecraft images.

But, if you’re just interested in simply appreciating the art form, there are plenty and plenty of examples out there for your viewing pleasure. We highly recommended checking out as many pieces as you can because they’re absolutely wonderful to look at.

Most single guys and gals these days would probably prefer to be able to just head to the closest bar and get a date through some casual flirting over a couple beers. But, being that it’s 2018, the dating game doesn’t quite the work the same way that it used to.

Sure, you can still score a date when you’re out and about, but when you couple busy schedules with advancements in social media, folks are much more inclined to choose the convenient route when it comes to dating.

With the advent of dating apps such as Tinder, a quick swipe, a few good pictures, a well-written bio, and a clever pickup line or two can go a long way in scoring you that next date. “Easier said than done,” you’re probably thinking. Well, racking up those Tinder dates doesn’t have to be as challenging as it seems.

What Makes For A Good Tinder Pickup Line?


For a Tinder pickup line to be effective and at least pique someone’s interest, it should either be funny, clever, flirtatious, or a combination of all three. You don’t want to overthink a pickup line, but you shouldn’t just fire off the first thing that comes to your head either.

Just like with anything, first impressions are crucial, and if you don’t grab someone’s attention from that first message, then that person could go right back to swiping for other matches.

So, how do you find that sweet spot of sending that attention-grabbing pickup line without trying too hard? These best pickup lines should hopefully help to move you in the right direction.

The 6 Best Types Of Pickup Lines


There a number of quality pickup lines that you can use at any given time, but here, we will focus on just six types that may work the best for you.

1. The Cheesy Pickup Line

This is the type of line that usually elicits a few groans and eye rolls, but you’d be surprised at how far a cheesy pickup line can actually go in breaking the ice. What exactly constitutes a cheesy pickup line? You probably recognize a few of these:

Tinder pickup lines

“Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only 10 I see.”

“You better call life alert, because I’ve fallen for you and I can’t get up.”

“You look like you’re suffering from a lack of Vitamin me.”

“Are you Australian? Because you meet all of my koala fications.”

“Did we ever take a class together? I could have sworn we had chemistry.”

“On a scale from one to America, how free are you tonight?”

"Hey I’m a dime short, is it okay if I borrow you?"

“You must be a banana, because I find you a peeling.”

“Do you have a band-aid? I scraped my knee falling for you.”

“I lost my number. Can I have yours?”

Sure, these may not be the most original lines, but sometimes a cheesy pickup line can bring a smile to your Tinder match’s face and help get that person to open up, depending on how the line is delivered.

If you choose to go with the cheesy pickup line route, make sure you have a decent follow-up line. A corny line may be enough to barely get you in the door, but you may need another line or two to seal the deal and get the conversation really going.

2. The Name Pun Pickup Line

A close sibling to the cheesy pickup line, the name pun line may be based in corniness, but it can also be a great way to get your Tinder match to laugh. To pull off that perfect name pun line, you need to, obviously, incorporate your match’s name, usually in some sort of flirtatious double meaning.

Here are a few name pun examples:

“I feel like you are Taylor-made for me.”

“If you don’t respond to this message, Alexplode.”

“How about you Ann I go out for a drink sometime?”

“Hey Julia, did you know your name’s an anagram of jail? Wait, that’s not right. I have to take U out first”

“Are you makeup? Because I could use más Cara.”

“Oh Danny boy, the swipes, the swipes are calling.”

You get the point. Of course, this type of pickup line is completely dependent on your match’s name, and not every name is conducive to that perfect pun. If it’s not something that immediately comes to mind, consider going another route.

3. The Anti Pickup Line


The anti pickup line flips the whole cheesy pickup line trope on its head by starting out with a typical setup and ending with an unexpected, absurd, or straightforward punchline. This satirical approach is perfect if going the corny route isn’t really your style.

For example, you can use something like, “Are you from Tennessee? Because we should totally go out sometime,” or “Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven? Whoops, sorry, meant to send that to a client. I’m a personal injury lawyer on the weekends.”

The anti-pickup line is great to use on a Tinder match that has a particularly dry or off-the-wall sense of humor, or maybe on someone who doesn’t take the whole online dating thing all that seriously.

How will you know what sort of sense of humor a Tinder match has, or if they will respond well to an anti pickup line? Well, like with most Tinder pickup lines, you just need to use trial and error to see if something sticks.

4. The Observational Pick-up Line


The great thing about using Tinder (or most dating apps, for that matter) as opposed to simply meeting someone while out on the town or on a blind date is that you have a number of potential conversation topics at your disposal before you even begin a conversation. This is all thanks to the option to include a few pictures and a lengthy bio in a Tinder profile.

Tinder pickup lines

A quick scroll through the pictures and bio will show where users are from, what they do for a living, what they enjoy doing in their spare time, whether or not they have any pets, and so on and so forth.

For example, if you notice that your match is pictured with a dog in several of the profile pics, maybe ask some questions or bring up your own love of dogs. If your match expresses a fondness for traveling in their bio, try asking that person about a favorite traveling sport or an ideal vacation destination.

The observational pickup line doesn’t really have the feel of a pickup line per se, since it doesn’t exactly necessitate going out on a limb for that desired reaction. That being said, most matches will probably appreciate the directness of the observational pickup line, since it can get the ball rolling on the conversation and maybe even help to bring up a few possible date ideas.

5. The Hypothetical Date Pickup Line


With this type of pickup line, you need to set up a hypothetical date that you would take a Tinder match on. The goal of this type of pickup line is to, not so subtly, convince a match to go out with you. This is the lengthiest type of pickup line (potentially running several paragraphs) and probably requires the greatest deal of creativity.

It can start out something like, “I pick you up at 7:30, we go to your favorite restaurant, we watch the sun set...” and can continue from there. Depending on how you’re feeling, you can take the hypothetical in a number of directions, making it either more believable or crazy and outlandish (“And then we go sky diving with the entire cast from Cheers!”).

The hypothetical date pickup line can be a great way to showcase both your romantic and funny side.

6. The NSFW Pickup Line


Requiring you to lead off with some sort of sexual innuendo right off the bat, this is one of the most popular types of pickup lines, and it is also one of the riskiest. A dirty joke may earn you a laugh or two and maybe even a date, but some users may get turned off if you take things too far.

We can’t really show you most examples here, since they are NSFW and all, but know that if you’re going to go in this direction, you should be prepared to be shut down quite a fair amount.

Comparison Table

Pickup Line

Details

The Cheesy Pickup Line

Type of line that usually elicits a few groans and eye rolls

The Name Pun Pickup Line

A great way to get your Tinder match to laugh

The Anti Pickup Line

Starting out with a typical setup and ending with an unexpected, absurd, or straightforward punchline

The Observational Pick-up Line

You have a number of potential conversation topics at your disposal before you even begin a conversation

The Hypothetical Date Pickup Line

Not so subtly, convince a match to go out with you

The NSFW Pickup Line

Lead off with some sort of sexual innuendo right off the bat

Choosing The Right Pickup Line


Whichever route you choose to go with a pickup line, it should be one that feels right for you. Again, if it feels forced to you, then it will likely feel forced to your Tinder date. The “just be yourself” mantra may seem like a cliché, but it really is the best way to operate on Tinder.

If you have more of a goofy sense of humor, then consider leading with a corny joke. If you’re more of a romantic type, then try going the more straightforward route.

It may take you a few times for you to get into your rhythm with that right type of pickup line, but once you figure out what works best for you, you’ll be scoring Tinder dates in no time.

In today’s world, there’s a market for just about everything, even when it comes to newer industries such as television streaming.

Before streaming, traditional TV was watched by tuning into a channel with the knowledge of the type of content that would be aired and then hope that the programming that was being aired at that time suited your liking.

Then streaming came along, and with the availability to choose specific shows to watch at a time of your choosing, traditional TV lost a lot of appeal by comparison.

Now that streaming has had some time to age, Sling TV has circled back around and created a unique service that brings the best aspects of streaming and traditional TV together.

A Fusion Of Old And New

Sling TV Review

Sling TV is the newest television streaming service to step into the streaming thunderdome alongside competitors such as Hulu.

While squaring up with such streaming giants may seem like a futile exercise, Sling TV sets itself apart from other streaming services by being the original live tv streaming service and, as of now, the cheapest as well.

This Sling TV Review will look at the features and services that make Sling TV what it is, as well as how difficult it is to use, and the pricing and drawbacks that can be expected with the service.

Features And Services

Sling TV Review

Sling TV first made itself known as a streaming service by offering “a la carte” live TV channels as an alternative to cable and satellite programming where users are often stuck with a television plan that includes more channels than the user will likely ever watch. 

Sling TV Packages

Sling has two packages to choose from: Sling Blue and Sling Orange, both of which have different channel groups to make selections from.

The two packages have some overlap in the channels they offer, but differ in the number of channels and the premium channels they offer.

Once a plan has been chosen, the user picks only the channels they want to appear on their Sling feed, effectively streamlining the live TV watching process.

A la carte or pick-and-pay live TV channel viewing is at the core of what makes Sling an appealing service, setting it up as an alternative to traditional television. But, the additional features offered by Sling are what truly complete it as a streaming service. 

Cloud-based DVR Service

While live TV certainly has plenty of appeal in its own right, there are good reasons why it has become less popular in recent years. The necessity of being in front of your TV at a specific time to watch certain programs has become tedious and is not worth it for many people living in the internet age.

Sling TV Review

The ability to record live TV so that it can be watched on the viewer’s schedule was a game changer when DVR was first introduced. As most TV providers have it as an available option, so too now does Sling.

Sling takes their DVR service one step further by having their DVR option be cloud-based, removing the need for a physical piece of hardware to store your shows.

It should be noted that Sling’s DVR only comes with 50 hours of memory, and since Sling’s cloud-based DVR is still in its early stages, it is a pretty bare- bones system with no option to save programs. Instead, it simply deletes the oldest thing on your DVR to make space once you have hit the 50 hour limit. 

On-demand Viewing

In addition to their live TV streaming and DVR options, Sling TV completes their service by offering on-demand viewing options as well.

The on-demand options are all pay-to-watch, but it is still nice to have the option to rent a specific movie or show for a few dollars when your other options aren’t quite suiting your needs.

Sling’s on-demand options aren’t as numerous as other streaming services, but they do a good job of offering new releases in addition to having a selection of older movies, both of which are available for different prices, with older movies costing roughly half the price of new releases in HD.

Accessibility

Sling TV is very accessible and can be used through several products and platforms. Many modern TVs with smart capabilities can support Sling as well as streaming media devices such as Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Sling can also be used through an XBOX One, an appealing option to the gamers reading this review, unfortunately Sling is not available through PS3 and PS4 systems due to Sony’s Playstation Vue being a direct Sling TV competitor.

In their promotional literature, Sling often talks about how their product takes the headache out of watching live TV through a regular TV service provider, and their commitment to make their product easy to watch on as many devices as possible is a shining example of this.

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In order to complete a thorough Sling TV review, it’s important to talk not just about the features, but also about how easy it is to use them.

The first step of using any streaming service is signing up for it, which is a non-issue with Sling. Once a package has been selected, signing up takes only a few minutes and is very straightforward. 

Choosing A Plan

Coincidentally enough, choosing which plan to pick is more difficult than signing up in itself.

Sling TV offers two different channel packages: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. There is also a third purchase option where you can subscribe to both and receive channels from both packages, this option is predictably called Sling Orange + Blue.

Sling Orange has a smaller pool of channels (25+ channels) available to choose from and add to your feed, but is 5 dollars a month cheaper than Sling Blue. Sling Orange also only allows one stream at a time from the account, so if you are looking to share your Sling TV account with others, Sling Orange may not be the best choice.

Sling Blue has a larger pool of channels (40+ channels) to select from and allows up to three different streams at a time, which is much more suited to account sharing. 

Sling TV Channel Packages

Sling TV Review

Sling Orange Channels: A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, Bloomberg Television, Cnn, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, Flama, Food Network, Freeform, Galavision, HGTV, History, IFC, Lifetime, Local Now, Newsy, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, VICELAND, and Cheddar, a tech channel available exclusively through Sling TV

Sling Blue Channels: A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, CNN, Cartoon Network, Cheddar, Comedy Central, El Rey, EPIX Drive-In, FOX, FOX RSNs, FX, FXX, Flama, Food Network, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Galavision, HGTV, HISTORY, IFC, Lifetime, Local Now, NBC, NBC RSNs, NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, Newsy, Nick Jr. SyFy, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, Tribeca Shortlist, USA, UniMas, Univision, VICELAND, and truTV.

Once you’re all signed up and ready to use your Sling TV, it is quite easy to use and should feel familiar to just about anyone who has ever used other streaming services like Netflix or Hulu.

Sling shows different programs available to watch on cards that can be scrolled through to find the show you’re looking for. While this layout is undoubtedly second nature for lots of people, those looking for a more traditional TV experience may be at a bit of a loss. Luckily the search function is easy to find and is an easy and reliable way to navigate through Sling.

Pricing

As mentioned earlier, Sling TV is definitely an appealing option in the world of live TV streaming because it still holds the spot for cheapest live TV streaming service. That being said, here is the need to know information on Sling TV’s pricing options.

Sling TV Review

Sling Orange is the cheapest package Sling has to offer, coming in at $20 a month for 25+ channels at your disposal and the ability to have only one stream active at a time. Sling Blue is a slightly more expensive option, providing 40+ channels for $25 a month, and the option to have three different streams active through the account at once.

It is important to remember that Sling’s pricing plan is unlike most in wherein the more expensive payment option does not include everything from the first.

While Sling Orange and Sling Blue do have some overlap, each plan does have channels available exclusively through each plan. This conundrum brings us to the third payment option available which is called Sling Orange + Blue. As you may have been able to guess, Sling Orange + Blue is a combination of the two other payment plans, costing $40 a month for 50+ channels and up to 4 active streams.

Earlier in this Sling TV review the Cloud DVR system was mentioned, along with the benefits it provides when used with the other features provided in Sling’s various packages. Unfortunately, DVR does not come included with any payment package, but rather is an add-on feature available for $5.99 a month.

Also be sure to check on the Sling TV website to stay up to date on any deals they may have available, as there usually are some.

Drawbacks

Like any service, Sling TV is liable for a few drawbacks that any wary consumer should be aware of.

Ads

As commercials, or lack thereof, have become a significant selling point in streaming services recently, it is important to know that the shows you stream through Sling will have commercials. As many people have pointed out in other Sling TV reviews, however, if you’re willing to pay the extra few dollars for the DVR option, commercials can become a thing of the past when streaming with Sling.

No Online Streaming Option

Another drawback to Sling is that it does not have an online streaming option, i.e. you cannot watch through an internet browser like you can with Netflix or Hulu. Sling requires you to watch through a smart device of some kind, or through their app which can be installed onto your phone or laptop.

While this may seem like not much to ask of the viewer, online streaming is an accommodation that many viewers have gotten used to. And especially with the app being known for being slow or even shutting down completely, Sling’s online accessibility may become a sticking point for some potential subscribers.

Channel Availability Issues

Getting into the more minor drawbacks, Sling users have encountered issues with channel availability, specifically local channels.

Sling offers a wide range of viewing options, but their available options have not yet grown to the point that they can offer regional channels for those looking to access them through a cable/satellite TV alternative.

DVR Function Issues

Sling TV Review

Users have also stated Sling’s DVR function has not been available for a very long time. Because of this, it is not the most sophisticated-looking DVR, and it cannot record everything offered on Sling.

Users have stated that they often have trouble saving live sports programs to the DVR among other programs. This being said, their tech engineers are still working to make it a much more smoothly functioning system and it will likely be improved soon.

Overall

Sling TV is undoubtedly the new kid on the block in the world of streaming, but it has made a name for itself by bridging together the old and the new, bringing together live TV and streaming functionality.

While many people are satisfied with either sticking to plain streaming service or traditional television, Sling TV hopes to bridge the gap and provide a cheap streaming service for people looking to streamline the way they watch television.

For people looking to make the transition to a live TV streaming service, Sling TV would be a great choice because of the quality of service it provides for a price lower than its competitors.

Sling is still in its youth as a streaming platform, so some technological growing pains can be expected when using it. But, this Sling TV review can wholeheartedly suggest Sling as a cheap and streamlined way to engage in streaming live television.

Gone are the dark days where a small, boxy TV in the corner of the basement boiler room constituted as your man cave. These days, it has become a stylish addition to every contemporary home and consists of some major features that are awesome for both entertaining friends and spending some quality alone time.

However, it can be challenging to furnish and tailor your man cave in a way that leans away from the frou-frou and remains as classy and masculine as possible. You might be looking at a few gadget and furniture choices to upgrade your existing digs, but there’s a little bit more to the details then simply picking the comfiest looking couch and craziest looking gadget. So here are 5 awesome ways you can upgrade your man cave.

  1. Hidden Doorways

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    First and foremost, you need to ensure the privacy of your sacred space – no wives, no kids, just zero unauthorized personnel. So what’s the best way to do that? It’s by camouflaging the door into a shelf that may constitute as a hidden entrance.These in-built shelves can be a life-saver when you simply want to enjoy some downtime in your personal space without someone nagging or screaming at you. This unique entrance idea ensures an exclusive vibe to your man cave that could be a contemporary imitation of your very own personal gentleman’s club. There’d be no need to stow away your video game controllers if someone rudely comes barging in without knocking – the perfect upgrade!
  2. The Next-Generation Lazy Boys

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    Before you go ahead and buy a boring old couch, we’d like to stop you right here. There are definitely tons of classy seating options that you can find all over the internet, but nothing can quite beat the masculine appeal of the Lazy Boy chairs! These are definitely a must-have when you’re upgrading your man cave and we’ve got the perfect selection ready and waiting for you!The Divo from Palliser is the next generation of Lazy Boy and would be the perfect, comfortable and manly addition to your home theater system. Its theatrical arrangement comes with cup holders, fixed end chaises and center recliners. Like all Lazy Boys inspired furnishings, it comes with the ‘kick-back’ option and its modular design ensures that it can be flexibly arranged around your space!
  3. IMAX at Home

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    When it comes to upgrading your man cave, you can never compromise on the quality of your entertainment. We’d definitely recommend that you splurge on a stunning, state-of-the-art television so you can enjoy game and movie nights with your best buds to the fullest.The Samsung Curved 78-Inch 4K Smart LED TV is an awesome choice. Resembling an IMAX screen with its curved physique, this TV is powered by the Quantum Dot Color Drive, which basically takes HD to a whole new level because it fires off a billion more colors than a typical TV. This will let you experience the full vibrancy of whatever you’re watching and this is only just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more fantastic specs that you’ll simply have to see for yourself!
  4. R2-D2 Refridgerator


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    While you’re investing on upgrades, here’s something you should definitely take a look at! The R2-D2 14 liter refrigerator is straight out of every Star Wars fan’s fantasy, but best of all? It keeps food and drinks both cool and warm!So if you want to keep your lasagna hot till the game starts, put the container in there! Or if you want to keep your beers ice-cool, this is the perfect gadget for you! Aside from the retractable handle on the top for portable carrying, this fridge comes with a number of other cool features that’ll definitely take your man cave to a whole new level!
  5. A New-Age Foosball Table
    Tired of all the space-age paraphernalia? Want to go back to the roots to spruce up your man cave? You can simply opt for a foosball table and set it up smack in front of your theater seats. Whenever you or your buddies get bored, you can simply lean forward to play an epic match on the table.

    ThegreenheadIf you’re short on space and don’t know whether you’ll be able to fit one in, you can simply go for the coffee table version of this accessory! You can even litter comfy bean bags and floor cushions around it for maximum comfort!

    These 5 ideas are sure to make your man cave the best one on the block – from fun games to food and even furniture, you’ll have covered all bases for the best effect!

 

 

Katie Porter is an aspiring writer, movie lover, and part of the team at Seatup. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her home state Colorado and plays in women’s amateur rugby league.

 

Once every four years, the world is blessed with the biggest sporting event on the planet. Wars stop, political differences are set aside, and people stand to support their respective nations. Football can change individual lives and bring entire countries together both on and off the field with moments that will last forever. You will always remember where you were when your team scored the game-saving goal. The feelings of elation and joy shared by the players to their fans can also transcend off the field and outside of the stadium, sometimes in the form of sex. Below are some birth rate patterns that, coincidentally, occur about the World Cup.

Vuvuzelas and Baby Boys

South Africa became the first African country in history to host the World Cup in 2010. For the nation, this was a prestigious honor and a momentous milestone, and they did not disappoint in their hosting duties. Some may call South African native Siphiwe Tshabalala’s goal against Mexico the highlight of the tournament that year. He performed one v. one breakaway that he scorched the upper 90 with. As hosts, the country did an excellent job with the tournament. No one in attendance or who watched at home will ever forget the noise of the vuvuzelas, which they made infamous. Buzzing around the stadium like a swarm of hornets, the sound has become associated with South Africa. With all the excitement surrounding the tournament and that comes with being the host nation, an interesting figure occured nine months after the tournament. 1,088 boys were born in South Africa at that time, majorly disrupting the trend of male to female births. Researchers pointed at the World Cup as being the reason behind the change.

The Viking-Thunder Clap

Iceland is the newest country to take the football world by storm. They are entering into their first World Cup ever next week, and many eyes will be on this nation which has the smallest population of any that qualified for this year’s tournament. Iceland’s team is famous for its long last names and unique celebration, known as the Viking-Thunder Clap. Whereas they do not have an increase in birth rates from a World Cup (yet), their famous victory over England on June 27 in the 2016 Euro created a baby boom. Nine months after that win, doctors reported having given the most epidurals at the hospital for a weekend. With Croatia, Nigeria, and World Cup favorite Argentina, standing in their way at the tournament, it will be exciting to see what moments they have on the field to create a new baby boom.

Going Head To Head

In the end, all of these nations will be competing on the field. However, we want to take a moment to discuss the competition off the field. Much like the odds of winning the Cup are different among each team given their abilities, average penis size varies different from country to country. Colombia will be hoisting the trophy this year, and Japan will be packing up early and heading home. The average size of all nations combined would come to be 5.79 inches. The United States, who failed to qualify this year and broke the hearts of many fans, fell below average, much like in the actual tournament, at 5 inches. As you gear up to watch the World Cup this year, if you want to be able to perform off the field and gain more confidence, check out Hims for information on all your personal men’s health needs.

When it comes to marketing and managing your business, there are different types of strategies that you can rely on. There are new and innovative ways in which you can promote your business, and you can make the most of these strategies to ensure that your business requirements are fulfilled. Some new technologies associated and ran by the internet can help you with managing your business and ensuring consistent profit for your business. There are different types of business, and more and more people are opting for promotion through the internet since you can get some new clients from across the world through the internet. The social media platforms are some of the best potential options for business promotion. If you are new to the world of social media promotion, then you can always seek professional help from the experts.

Instagram is one of the top social media platforms which you can rely on for managing business needs. There are six million people across the world using the Instagram account actively every month for a significant amount of time. The various features of Instagram account are such that you can use it for promotional work efficiently. Here are certain tips which would help you ensure that your reputation as a brand is maintained well online and you can make sure that more and more clients keep coming back to your brand for your service. When you strategically use the Instagram features you can make sure that your requirements for building your brand reputation are thoroughly fulfilled. Here are some tips which you can make the most of when you are looking for ways in which you can make Instagram the perfect ground for building the foundation of the company’s marketing.

Scrutiny all the posts thoroughly that you share

Before you share any position through your Instagram page for business, go through them repeatedly and consider all the factors that you must avoid to make the most of the Instagram uploads. Make sure the images that you are uploading do not hurt any community and religious beliefs, do not indicate regarding any controversial topic and similar issues must be avoided. When you are sharing the posts, there are specific factors that you must keep in mind and make sure that the posts are relevant to your brand and business and do not indicate any controversy and biased opinion. Such opinions can be expressed in your account but not on your business account since your followers who do not share the same opinion may feel offended. Plan the posts well in advance and then upload them so that there is no mistake in your post that can be offensive to your viewers in any way.

Likes and comments

When your followers for Instagram view the images, they often like and comment on them. Some people may even leave a negative comment which is completely uncalled for, and there is no reason for doing so. But as a brand, you cannot react in any offensive manner to such reactions. You must be very diplomatic about what you are saying on your social media pages. There are different kinds of comments which you would come across, and you must be prepared for handling them well. If needed, you can even approach a client through direct message regarding any kind of negative comment that they have left under your posts and asked about their grievances. There are different types of comments and issues that you may come across, and the key to handling all such troubles and maintaining a reputation is diplomatic about your standpoint.

You can like and comment on your follower’s uploads provided they are relevant and even on general personal ones as well. Be subtle and do not leave any promotional comment on such photos. This would show that you are interested in the lives of your client and not just trying to promote your business to them.

Why should you be careful about your reputation?

If your reputation on Instagram or any other social platform is affected, there is a high chance that it would get viral in no time which in turn would have a very big negative impact on your business. Hence it is imperative that you make sure that your comments and activities on Instagram are such that you cannot be questioned about them in a negative light. There are various issues that a company can face from time to time when they are not concerned about the public relation codes. Some professionals can help you out with maintaining the public relation through your social media account, and you can opt for these services efficiently. There are different types of packages for providing such services to the businesses, and hence you can always get in touch with them and seek the services. To make sure that your troubles with maintaining the public relation are smoothly solved, you can still get such professional help.

Wrapping Up

There are different types of marketing strategies, and you can always ensure that your company is at the top consistently when you value public relation. It is crucial that you maintain the public relationship well and ensure that your company officials are behaving such that the clients do not have any complaints about your company. It can be concluded that the Instagram account and its features are helpful for promotion and if you make the most of the features, then you can always make sure that the reputation of your company is maintained well.

“It’s like regular dating- only better.”

That’s the enticing appeal of the “sugar bowl,” as it’s referred to on the sugar dating website Secret Benefits (www.secretbenefits.com). How is it “better” than other dating services? Well, as the helpful blogs contained within site suggest, sugar dating, which is the official term for the practice of building a relationship on reciprocity instead of traditional gender politics, saves time, creates a fair sense of play, and can be incredibly satisfying for all parties involved.

I signed up as a sugar baby looking for her sugar daddy. I wanted to share my experiences with Secret Benefits, and show all those potential sugar daddies out there what to expect when pursuing their own baby to spoil.

Creating a Profile

I found the setup process to be reasonably easy, as I didn’t have to answer nearly as many questions as the typical matchmaking sites, like OKCupid. I gave my contact information, a general description of myself, and a few photos to get started. I tried to be as sexy, witty, and playful as I could, and with my matches, I believe it worked.

One thing that I wasn’t expecting, but I thought was pretty cool about the site: they have built-in verification services on the site. So, if you’re worried about getting catfished or scammed, you have the option of doing photo or video verification to prove that the person in the pictures is actually the person you’ll be dating. Not every profile has this, but I don’t know why- it made it easier for me to be more open on the site when I could see that a person really is who they say they are. I went through the verification myself…It took about 30 seconds, and once I had the verification on my profile, I really think it gave me a leg up, especially with the video, which I recorded with a “sultry bedroom voice”… that definitely revved some engines.

Then, there were options for photos. Secret Benefits gives you the ability to put a ridiculous amount of pictures on your profile- and since a picture is worth a thousand words, that’s a whole lot of words!

In regards to pictures, another great feature that I liked was the ability to mark some of my photos as “secret photos,” only accessible to a certain few. I could put my sexier pictures there under lock and key, which made me feel protected, yet like I had something a bit more to offer when a particularly attractive daddy came around. Then, if the right guy asked, or I needed to sweeten the conversation with a little extra sex appeal, I could grant them access to the treasure trove of my sexy snaps.

Using the Site

As I alluded to before, I am pretty familiar with dating websites, and Secret Benefits had a format I was used to. I could get a list of profiles for prospective sugar daddies in my area, with the results filtered (if I so desired) by any sort of criteria I wanted: height, weight, distance from my house… I could even search for an area that I didn’t live in, just in case I was interested in having a quick fling while on vacation… it’s all the features you have to pay extra for on Tinder or Bumble, but easier to access.

There are plenty of different kinds of sugar daddies to choose from, and they’re all looking for something different. Rather than wonder if I had what it takes to fit some sort of “sugar baby mold,” all I had to do was consider what each man was selling, and then ask myself if I was buying. With the different types of sugar daddies, there are obviously plenty of different sugar babies to find on the site, as well.

One thing I enjoyed about the site is that the men pay for various things, like gaining access to my Secret Photos. Usually, the price for anything on the site is no more than they’d pay to send over a beer at a dive bar. Just like making the first move in person, the guy pays the fee to impress his potential sugar baby.

I don’t have to pay for anything on Secret Benefits. My prospective sugar daddy picks up the tab for any minor expenses.

The sugar daddy does not, however, have to take the initiative. I send free messages and hit up as many men as I want. If I like what they had to offer, they get a hello from me. This usually leads to a response, which eventually leads to me granting him access to the Secret Photos, and things would progress from there. For really hot prospects, I sometimes even granted men a peek at the Secret Photos on my very first message, by clicking a convenient little box on the messaging screen before clicking “send”. (One final note about the Secret Photos: you can also revoke access at any time, too. So, if a conversation fizzled out, and a guy was no longer a prospect, I could take back permission to view my photos.)

Sugar Dating 

There were hundreds of sugar daddies in my area to choose from on Secret Benefits! That meaning, there are probably even more sugar babies to choose from. I’ve got to say, after a few weeks of getting the hang of the site, and having some fun shopping profiles, I had started about two dozen conversations, of which ten actually resulted in setting a meeting with a prospective sugar daddy in person: an older, successful gentleman who was ready to treat me right, so long as we came to an agreement. Everybody benefits, or nobody benefits- hence the name of the site.

In the end, I found Secret Benefits to be all that I could have hoped for and more. Thanks to the blogs on the site, I knew what to expect, what to watch out for, and how to best conduct myself in order to precisely get the man, and the relationship, that I wanted. After ten dates, I even got myself a sugar daddy, and we came to an agreement pretty easily! It’s the most casual, laid-back relationship I’ve ever had, and I’m loving the feeling of getting spoiled, simply for dating a man that, to be honest, I’d probably have dated anyway, all things being normal. He’s a really handsome guy with old-school manners. Secret Benefits made me realize that being a sugar daddy or sugar baby isn’t something to be ashamed of in 2017. I found meaningful relationships or the casual ones that some of us want, through the site. To be honest, I’ve had more success on Secret Benefits than any other swipe-right site I’ve tried!

It was easier than I’d thought, due to the way Secret Benefits is set up. There’s a blog on the site for ideas, feedback, and direction if you need help. For the most part, the layout is easy to follow, the features are smart and intuitive, and it seems like the whole site is structured to get out of your way as much as possible.

I highly recommend Secret Benefits for anyone willing to take the leap, or to dip a toe, into the sugar bowl. Sugar dating can be complicated, and the rules of the road can be a little intimidating. Secret Benefits made me comfortable with the process by providing features that made me feel safe, and completely in control.

Hilary Clinton Meme

The Dude —  November 3, 2016

To paraphrase Charlie Chaplin, it’s either laugh or cry.

As America races breathlessly to the finish line of an election that has swung from disheartening to exhilarating to downright nausea inducing, the troubled nation has reached to the soothing balm of comedy to ease its electoral fever.

Late night and web comics have feasted off an embarrassment of comedy riches this cycle, with one candidate living up to his background in reality television, and the other tripping up on her own awkward secrecy, while attempting to become cool.

Setting aside the most famous orange haircut since carrot top, which has its own universe of dank fuel for chuckles, let’s take a look at some of the best funny memes surrounding the first woman nominated by a major party to run for president.

A fairly typical Hilary Clinton meme might consist of an unflattering, or borderline freakish, image of her face, combined with a blank slam of her or her supporters.

The vast majority of the Hilary meme market is intensely negative, which is, perhaps, to be expected from the internet in a free country holding a spicy election contest.

In a worse offense though, the attacks are often blunt and witless, lacking the nuance and slice of true satire. A Hilary Clinton meme that approaches genuine hilarity appears to be something of a rare bird.

In an effort to address this market failing, we have curated a selection of the top thirteen respectable entries in the Hillary Clinton meme genre. They range from supportive to apoplectic, but share a unifying theme in that they are actually funny in some way, and they get to the heart of what we think about our candidate.

1. The Terminator

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Early in the campaign there was a side by side meme comparing Bernie Sanders to Clinton. This example from that subgenre speaks to our perception of Hillary as eerily controlled, much the way we saw Mitt Romney, or, for a brief, sputtery moment, Marco Rubio.

2. Textual Healing

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Solid wordplay gets to the truth-bending soul-bond between Mr. and Mrs. Clinton that enrages opponents and makes even allies uncomfortable.

3. All In The Game

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This pic perfectly pings Hillary’s technological woes, while weaving in a contempo, urban patois that plays to the image of Hillary as a gangster, which is fun, once again, for both fans and detractors.4. Stonecuttershc6-w710-h473-2x
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In Clinton world, it’s always about triangulation. A sensible method to promote technocracy? Or symbolic homage to the cult that rules the world?This meme pokes fun at the web of conspiracy theories surrounding Clinton and Obama, perhaps with an extra cheeky boost from the fact that Hillary herself once alluded to a vast conspiracy aligned against her.

5. Likable Enough?

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A wordless wonder, this girl’s face says it all.Can she trust this loudly laughing person with five hundred rocks on her necklace? Is this lady for real?The glance of a child summed up the skepticism of a nation.

6. Your New Empire

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Is the recent rise of Daenerys and Cercei completely a coincidence?

7. Gamegirl

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Nothing changes, nothing stays the same.

8. Obama: Text Buddy

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Someday the Obama presidential library may display historic emoji chats.

9. Aunt Hillary Wants You

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A great picture is a great picture. If you’re looking for a starting place for a meme of your own, consider this.

10. Baller And Chains

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There’s no denying the Clinton foundation has saved and improved lives all over the world. Along the way, the Clintons have grown wealthy.This meme meet these ends neatly, with more awkward body language for comedic impact.

11. Is This Forever?

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Playing to our hopes and fears of impending technological immortality, this meme asks the question: Could Hillary be the future of our race?

12. Tweeny Bopper

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Hillary’s mojo with millennials has been famously mild. The day the candidate danced the “Nay Nay” on Ellen, she earned this meme like a badge.

13. You Can’t Handle The Truth

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This one wins.For the candidate who answered the question “Have you always told the truth?” with the words “I’ve always tried to,” this hits the nail on the head.Her gloriously uncomfortable posture, combined with her sharp, almost laser, eyes, sums up the Hillary experience: she may be effortlessly brilliant in many domains, but casual earnest immediacy is not among them.Perhaps it’s because she really is a sinister monster out to enslave humanity. Perhaps it’s the product of a lifetime in the public service spotlight, where every word is weighed and measured by millions.Entirely regardless, and quite aside from weighty questions concerning the future of Earth, Hillary has for thirty years been a focus of American conversation.The way things look right now, we might be laughing at her awkwardness, pondering her agenda, and, as we do with every public figure, seeing parts of ourselves in her persona for years yet to come.

As we gaze forward to the twenty twenties, let’s take a last glance back for nineties nostalgia, with one non Hillary Clinton meme:

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With so many on the market during the fall season, how do you choose the best pumpkin beer? Check out the list below for some of the most unique, flavorful, and just plain enjoyable beers to drink when you want your fill of pumpkin this Autumn.

1. Boulevard Funky Pumpkin

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For a truly unique pumpkin beer experience, give this spiced sour ale a try! You can hardly taste the pumpkin at all. The strongest flavors in this beer are cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice, along with the tartness of the fermentation. Try this beer when you’ve had your fill of regular pumpkin ales.

2. Cambridge Brewing Company The Great Pumpkin Ale

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Whether you are a pumpkin fanatic or hesitant to try it, you are sure to love this beer! The flavor of fresh pumpkin is subtle, while your favorite autumn spices steal the show. As they do with all of their beers, this one is made with organic, sustainable, local produce, using pumpkins from nearby farms to make this delicious beer.

3. Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby

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You won’t be able to get enough of this spooky brew! They take a traditional pumpkin ale and age it in rum barrels to give it a deeper, more complex flavor. This beer features the flavors of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak, and a subtle hint of rum. This isn’t your girlfriend’s pumpkin beer!

 

4. Tröegs Master of Pumpkins

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This tasty beer uses roasted local pumpkins, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger to give you that delightful flavor of Autumn treats. The French saison yeast and hints of vanilla and honey will shake up your taste buds like no other pumpkin ale you have tasted.

5. Avery Rumpkin

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You will only need one glass of this spicy and sweet fall brew! This unique beer is a traditional pumpkin ale, but aged in rum barrels to give it hints of oak and sweet molasses. You’ll love the sweet Autumn flavors but be warned: this one is 18% ABV!

6. Captain Lawrence Autumn Blaze

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This smooth amber ale is arguably the best pumpkin beer for easy drinking. With just 5% ABV, you can enjoy it while raking leaves or having your last cookout of the year. This beeris made by adding real pumpkin right in with the mash for the perfect Fall flavor. It tastes malty with hints of allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon to warm you up.

7. Southern Tier Warlock

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Here is a pumpkin brew that isn’t for the faint of heart. This full-bodied imperial stout is pitch black in color and begs to be drunk from a goblet. The classic pumpkin pie flavor mixes with dark chocolate, coffee, and tons of malt for a strong yet sweet taste. It is surprisingly smooth, so the 10% ABV will hit you in a hurry.

8. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

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This beer has been enjoyed by beer lovers for over a decade and it is easy to see why once you taste it. It is a full-bodied brown ale that is flavored with pumpkin, brown sugar, and sweet spices. Plus the 7% ABV means it will warm you up on those cool late Autumn nights. They brew this one in limited quantities, so try some as soon as you see it in stores!

9. O Fallon Pumpkin Beer

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This brew from O’Fallon Brewery tastes like everyone’s favorite Autumn dessert: pumpkin pie! They add 120 pounds of real pumpkin to every batch for an authentic flavor. This beer features the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves along with hints of sweet malt and caramel.

10. Shipyard Pumpkin Beer (Pumpkinhead)

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This seasonal favorite is sure to become one of your favorite varieties of pumpkin spice beer. It is a golden wheat ale with the subtle flavor of fall spices. With 4.5% ABV, it is light enough to enjoy a few at a Halloween party or Autumn bonfire.

11. Jolly Pumpkin Beer

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This brewery offers a number of spicy, complex beers for you to try and enjoy. Despite the name, none of their beers actually feature a pumpkin flavor. This is perfect for guys who want to hop on the pumpkin spice bandwagon but don’t actually like the taste of the fruit. Try Fuego del Otoño (aka Autumn Fire) for a spicy sweet brew that tastes just like fall.

 

As you probably know already, posting to your close friends’ and family’s Facebook walls is almost as important as attending the family Christmas dinner or attending your cousin’s wedding. However, you cannot just slap down a “Happy Birthday, George! Love you! xoxo” because that makes you look like you don’t actually care, and you really don’t have it in you to write a long, heartfelt letter to them because…that is just weird to do on Facebook unless you’re a 13-year-old girl trying to impress her crush. There is one universal language that even the most inexperienced internet surfers are proficient in: memes. That’s right, from Doge to Caveman Spongebob to soulful Meryl Streep, we all can get a good giggle out of those bold-faced beauties. Here are 18 killer memes that will make you seem like you actually care about Aunt Helen’s 64th birthday, or that will make up for the fact that you totally forgot they existed until you got the notification that their birthday was today.

 

The birthday meme for the friend who holds on to a joke for way too long.

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The birthday meme from the not-so-closet alcoholic.

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Binge watch Parks and Recreation, or just trying to find the perfect birthday meme for a Ron Swanson in your life?

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Are you the Facebook friend that doesn’t appear unless circumstances are in order? This birthday meme is all you.

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Maybe not the best birthday meme to post to a mutual friend of your mother, but hilarious none the less.

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The birthday meme for that aunt you know is lying every year…

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The birthday meme for that special someone in your life who was hit with aging like a thrown brick…

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The second best birthday gift besides a birthday meme: genuine affection.

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The birthday meme for your friend with a dark sense of humor.

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The birthday meme for the friend who is a little too into vodka.

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When you’ve spent an hour trying to find a good birthday meme, because you know…

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The perfect birthday meme for your older sibling.

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A birthday meme wishing your favorite MJ fan a long and normal life. 

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The best way to spread birthday cheer is through dog-themed birthday memes.

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The essential birthday meme for the baby lover in your life.

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Have a Conservative in your life that has a good sense of humor? This birthday meme is perfect!

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For the man in your life who can’t get over Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen…

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For the Olympiad fan who doesn’t want to face the truth about how they’ll never make it on Team USA…

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For that person who loves a classic meme…

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For the long distance friend who could use a mega laugh on their birthday…

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For the lazy, cheap student in all of us to gift to our mothers…

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The best innocent recommendation for your mother’s Facebook birthday wall wishes…

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 For the Seinfeld-lover who wishes they were still in 1995 so they wouldn’t be so old this year…

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Another grumpy face, Ron Swanson birthday meme for the Grumpy Cat in all of us…

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The “I need an innocent meme for my 14-year-old cousin’s birthday to make me seem like the cool older cousin” birthday meme…

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When the horrible memories of the playground chants roll into your birthday mindset…

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And lastly, quite possibly the sad reality we hope to never face…

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The new Xbox One S is finally here and already players are enjoying its boosted performance. It’s faster, slicker and bound to make all your current Xbox One gaming experiences feel a whole lot better. But what exactly is under the hood of the Xbox One S and how much better can this revised edition be for gamers?

 

SPEED & PERFORMANCE

 

It’s almost the flagship factor that’s talked about every time when the topic of the new boosted console is raised. There’s no doubt it’s quicker but in terms of actual spec the revamped console itself has managed to increase its GPU clock-speed from 853MHz up to 914MHz, a 7.1% increase. Coupled also with ESRAM bandwidth increases gamers can now enjoy 219GB/s up from its original 204GB/s. Now these might not seem like huge increases and sure there are certain games where you might not even notice the difference. But popular titles where graphic-intensive scenes of gaming action play out, such as in ‘Gears of War 4’, players are certainly noticing the improvements thanks to the bolstered hardware.

 

THE GAMING EXPERIENCE

 

With speed and power very much at the top of the agenda for this project from the Microsoft development team, it’s great to see that other elements of the gaming experience as a whole have been well considered. The new console supports both 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ and streaming which means that a lot of your existing Xbox games as well as downloadable content will be able to be up scaled to 4K resolution. There’s even a higher contrast ratio as well as the introduction of High Dynamic Range technology which helps improve the visual depth of the game you’re playing.

 

Games like Fallout 4 and Mortal Kombat will now look unreal! That is, if fans of the franchise, that features some of the coolest female fighters ever, buy the console. According to the results of the 14,000 strong poll initiated by Mortal Kombat X’s Director Ed Boon, only 7% will bother to pick up the console: Watch out Microsoft!

 

OPTIONS & ENHANCEMENTS


The new Xbox One S is available as a special edition 2TB model, with a lesser 500GB, 1TB edition to be released in the near future. The console comes in a new white coloured casing, although recent reports are stating that due to its popularity there could be quite a wait for a new batch of white consoles to be released. The console itself is 40% smaller than the standard One mostly thanks to some well-considered button moving and the dropping of the current external power supply. Even the Xbox One controller has had a bit of an overhaul which now features Bluetooth support as well as nice new and comfortable textured grips.

 

 

 

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Why do we like spy TV shows so much? Well, in addition to the childhood fantasy where every one of us has at least once inmagined himself as a spy, there’s something about a TV show that blends good acting with action and an intricate conflict. Some of them are extremely well done and keep you on the edge 75% of the time, while others might seem a bit funny and goofy. Nevertheless, a good show will leave you asking for more episodes as soon as the end credits roll. Here are a few of our favorites:

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  1. The Americans (2014)

Partially based on the 2010 scandal where a number of Russian spies have been found in the United States under false identities. while offering information to their mother country, they were living “normal” lives, having children, friends and coworkers. This still ongoing series shows us the whole situation from the perspective of two spies, a man and a woman who have been together from a young age and who are struggling to keep their cover and create the best possible future for their two children.

  1. Spies, Lies and the Superbomb (2007)

Watching this one is a great, but powerful experience. Although short and brutally honest for the most part, it is a must see TV show even if you’re not into spies at all. The show centers around the birth of nuclear weapons and the people involved. Saying anything more would ruin your experience while watching it, so you’re going to have to discover the rest by yourselves.

  1. Homeland (2011)

Another ongoing TV series, Homeland has an intricate and unexpected topic: a bipolar CIA agent who has become a convicted war prisoner in the Middle East. Given her condition, she soon changed her mind about what’s right and wrong and is now part of Al-Quaeda, planning a terrorist attack on her home land.

  1. The Assets (2011)

An interesting example of how uprightness and integrity bind people together no matter the conflicts around them. It’s also a very representative “trailer” of the CIA and how everything works there. A show that keeps you on the edge without it being frustrating.

  1. The Company (2007)

This one is a must watch, definitely. It mixes reality with fiction by portraying real figures that participated or had an important role in the Cold War and putting them in a fictional story where the CIA agents and representatives of KGB, MI6 and the Mossad have to interact more than any of them would want to.

Of course, an honorable mention should go to the animated TV show “Archer”. It’s an animated comedy TV series that started airing in 2009 and let me tell you, it’s one of the funniest TV shows we’ve ever seen. Just try it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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7 Cool Gadgets for Men

The Dude —  June 19, 2016

Cool gadgets and tech gifts are great for modern men. Technology is improving day by day. Our devices are easier and more fun to use. They also provide inter-device connectivity and many other great features.

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There are dozens of cool gadgets for men out there. However, it can be tough to search through all these modern devices and pick the most suitable one for your taste and needs. Of course, some of those gadgets look great but we also want them to be innovative and show creativity.

Cool Gadgets for Men

Jaybird Freedom Wireless Buds

These wireless Bluetooth earbuds stay put even when you are running or working out. The newest model is smaller than the previous one and it features a new design which is more comfortable.

Linksys EA9500 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Router

The important thing to know about this revolutionary router is that it has a full bandwidth Wi-Fi speed that reaches up to 5,334Mbs. That is super-fast. The other thing worthy of knowing is that Linksys has more technology features packed in one single router for a very nice price.

FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor

This cool gadget is a much more affordable option for collision warning systems. It mounts like a license plate frame and connects to an IOS or Android app to warn you of an impending collision. It alerts you by using visible and audio warnings.

Apple Watch

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This is a great tech device which has a brilliant interface. It has features such as health and fitness metrics, communications, and time-management apps. It costs 350 dollars.

Nikon D750

If you are mad about photography, then this is the right gadget for you. On the other hand, if so far you have used only your smartphone camera, buying a full-frame DSLR will blow your mind. With this camera, you will capture more information from every scene.

Images are sharper, richer, brighter. Nikon helps you in having great results as a photographer. It costs $2,300 dollars.

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker

This espresso maker has solved the problem with getting a good cup of tasty energy. It basically works like a Keurig, but instead of coffee, it uses espresso pods. It makes flawless espressos every time. Its price is $183.24 dollars.

Microsoft Band

This cool gadget has many various features such as step-counting, sleep-tracking, built-in heart-rate monitor and GPS, and much more. Furthermore, the band has also a customizable notifications system that will alert you when is necessary. You can set up alerts from Twitter mentions to calendar events.

We need technology in our lives and the list of cool gadgets above can help you decide what your priorities are, and which device you want and need most.

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The popular game Dark Souls, now finally released in its third version, has risen over the past few years to an almost cult icon status in the gaming community. Dark Souls 3 was initially released in March this year, and is developed by FromSoftware. After its release, the game received positive reviews and what could be called great critical acclaim, with ratings ranging from 8.5 to 10 stars, on average, from the major gaming magazines and so on. Its fans praise the game for its impeccable graphics, immersive storyline, and nostalgic wink to previous games from the same developer. Curious to find out more about Dark Souls III and whether it’s something you might enjoy? Here is what you need to know, in a scoopful of main strengths (and downsides as well, immediately after).

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What We Love Most in Dark Souls III

  1. The Storyline – You are a resurrected corpse (zombie, if you’d like, though the term is not specifically used), brought back from the beyond to defeat corrupt creatures and then trade their captured souls for character, armor and weapon upgrades. The universe you are immersed in really has the power to engage you in multiple ways: it’s dark, beautiful (in a haunting way), and the fast pace of the narrative changes keeps you on your toes. You can be looking forward to 70-80 hours of unique gameplay.
  2. The Graphics and Visual Experience – As mentioned above, the universe is really immersive and managed to involve you really fast. The amazing graphics play a huge role in this experience, of course, and critics have described this feature of Dark Souls III as resembling both the previous versions of the game and Bloodborne (another game from the same publisher), only in a much more complex and well-rounded way.
  3. The Sense of a Well-Rounded Series Being Complete – There will probably not be another Dark Souls game released any time soon, or if there will be, it will surely be less successful. Both critics and fans alike saw in Dark Souls III a masterpiece touch, one that brings together storyline and visual elements from the previous releases, in an artful and engaging way. The boss fights are allegedly the best in the entire series, while the signature style and clever nods to the other parts of the game are a delight.

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Downsides to Consider

  • Frustrating difficulty – Getting through a zone can turn out to be quite frustrating, with bosses and high level mobs who one-shot kill you if you’re not careful. If you experience continuous defeat and feel like quitting, read some Dark Souls III guides before calling it a day.
  • Not much novelty – While fans say that the signature style present throughout the entire series, only in a more flawless and composed manner, is what draws them to Dark Souls III, critics say that for this very reason, the gameplay can feel boring. If you’re usually into games for their novelty and expect surprises at every turn, then perhaps this isn’t your cup of tea.

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