The Differences Between Shopping Like a Man or a Woman – Part 2

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In case you haven’t read Part One of this post, here it is.

In a women’s clothing section, there is a chair. That is – the man’s chair. It is a very pitiful sight, because the man who sits there has ran through the thousands of possible ways to pass the time, while the zombie wanders in the clothes section. He has already;

1. Played all the preview video games, and beat all the high scores, and trash talked the kids that played before him, “Yeah, you’re not the Dragon King now, are you? Uh Uh. I am. That’s right.”,

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2. Acted like an employee of the store and misdirected people who ask for directions,

3. Found the hack code to use the “info” phones and make announcements over the store intercom, “Today is “Don’t use your Smart phone in the store” day, because we want you to focus on our annoying ads,” “Today is “Don’t yell at your man because he leaves his socks in the front room floor” day. Dr. Phil said so,” and “If we hear your kids crying, you will pay double for everything,”

4. Turned up all the radios in the electronics section loud to different stations, and danced around crazily,

5. Went into all the bathroom stalls in the men’s room, lock the stall doors, and crawl out underneath them. Note: Some men will have a hard time doing this (The getting back out underneath part),

6. Told people the endings of the books they pick up to buy, then duck when they throw them,

7. Found and put on a scary masks and jumped up behind the kid photographer taking a picture, making the kid’s cry,

8. Went to the food counter, and took an inordinate amount of time choosing what to buy, then ask very specific questions, “When was the last time you cleaned the grill? With what may I ask? What was the expiration date on that spray? Is that blue slurpee drink from the waters of the Avatar planet? Really? What if this is all a simulation, and that drink is real? Hmm?”

I could keep going, but some guys just give up and go to “the chair,” and hunker down for a long day. He could go to sleep, but then kids would write on his face with mascara, and that would be bad.

I had heard that a group of men wanted to introduce a Bill stating that as long as a man had to wait for a woman to “shop,” they could go into the electronics section and watch anything on the wide screen TV.

Yes, I mean anything.

The Bill never made it past the first vote.

In conclusion, Women and Men both do handle the act of shopping differently. I have just been handed a reminder that men wander in the tool section for hours. I need to investigate if this is because their wives are wandering around in the clothing section. Let me get back to you on that. 😉

All in the Family Trivia

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We were saddened to learn that Jean Stapleton passed away. She had a varied career, but most of us will always remember her as the long-suffering Edith, the wife of the ever opinionated, Archie Bunker. Even though the show enraged some of the viewers because of Archie’s views, is also was an uncomfortable mirror of how many Americans felt about issues like racism, homosexuality, etc, and brought them out into the public arena for further discussion. The show still is relevant today.

Here are some trivia questions about a ground-breaking sitcom in which most of us were introduced to Jean Stapleton’s fantastic acting as Edith Bunker.

1. What film did Jean Stapleton turn down to play Edith Bunker?

A. Big Jake
B. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
C. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Almost Had a Very Different ‘Swan’ in Storybrooke

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ABC TV’s #1 Twisted, Fairy Tale Drama has cast a spell on TV audiences since it’s debut in 2011. We have learned that in the OUAT universe, Rumpelstiltskin could be himself, the Beast and a Crocodile all at the same time and not break a sweat. Even if you flow along with the wild plot twists and turns, you might be very surprised at an early decision that could have changed the show forever.

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The Differences Between Shopping Like a Man or a Woman – Part 1

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Shopping

In general, Shopping is an event, especially on Christmas or on the way to a party that you should have bought something earlier. Anyway, shopping. It seems very simple, really. Going to a store to get something you need or want in exchange for money. Yup, it looks simple on paper, but nothing could be more difficult.

There are many differences between Shopping like a Man or a Woman.

Men contemplate their purchases for hours (before they get to the store), replaying the moment of purchase over and over in their heads. Grabbing the PS3, the Best Buy employees see him tear up a bit and start to clap and cheer, as he makes the long walk to the register lines. A few employees give him a high five as he passes them, and one slyly hand him a tissue to dry his eyes. Then, the magical moment happens as he resides in the #1 spot in line, and he hears those magical words, “I can help you right over here, sir”. It is almost like approaching the President, Angelina Jolie, or both. The man leaves changed forever, or at least until the credit card bill arrives.

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Women shop much differently than Men.

menwomenshoppingWomen seem to consider purchases prior to making them. They talk to their friends about them, “I’m going to buy that cute leather jacket with the faux fur,” looking around to see the nods of approval.

However, when they enter said store, something strange happens – all the preparation gets wiped from their brains like in “Men in Black”.

They forget what they wanted, and become aimless wanderers in a sea of options. Maybe its the air curtains in the door, or maybe the mechanism that automatically opens the door. Not sure really.

I’ve seen women, brilliant women, that know so much about so many things become so – unsure of anything. As a matter of fact, sometimes they become zombie-like. If a couple is shopping for a baby shower gift, the the guy can walk up and say to her, “How’s it going? The baby will be in High School if you you don’t buy something pretty quick,” the response is a very vague, “Uh Huh”. That response is because the woman is caught in some weird universe know as Shopperia Major. It’s a place where their mind is shown so many options, that it blanks out and go from one side of the area to another looking for, No One Knows What.

Sure, a man can (try and move the process along and) say;

“That’s a great blouse/pair of shoes/travel mug, etc. honey.”

“Really? You like it?”

“Yes, I really do,”

and then it goes back on the rack, and the cute zombie you came with wanders off to not choose something else for another 20 minutes.

To be continued next week…

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What Summer 2013 Movies are you Most Excited About Seeing? Take our Poll

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Summer is a great time to escape the heat and watch a great (and sometimes not so great) movie in the theater. There are a lot of choices during the rest of the summer of 2013;

After Earth (5/31)
Now You See Me (5/31)
The Purge (6/7)
The Internship (6/7)
Much Ado About Nothing (6/7)
This is The End (6/12)
Man of Steel (6/14)
World War Z (6/12)
Despicable Me 2 (7/3)
Lone Ranger (7/3)
R.I.P.D. (7/19)
Disney’s Planes (8/9)
Elysium (8/9)
Kick Ass 2 (8/16)

Please take our poll below and choose the movie(s) you are the most excited about seeing in the Summer of 2013.


How To Increase Chances of Winning Radio/TV Contests and Not Have to Listen to The Radio The Whole Day – Not So Dumb Tip

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Everyone wants to win contests, but you normally can’t listen to a certain radio station all day to get the “Winning Word” then call in at a certain time or song. What if life happens and you miss the word, or don’t know the song to listen for to call in? It makes you not want to try to win, but keep reading, help is on the way.

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or let’s say that you are watching a TV show to write down all the daily “Winning Words” to win a contest. What if you miss watching for a day or two? It makes you get cynical and give up on even trying, but buck up ‘lil camper we have help from lots of other people who want to help you out.

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Try Not Looking at Alice Eve’s Boobs – a Test for you.

We heard about the hullabaloo about Alice Eve having a scene in her underwear in Star Trek: Into Darkness and we wanted to look into this ourselves and see if Men could appreciate Women apart from their boobs. So, this blog post is about Men appreciating Women for more than their boobs. Take our test and see if you can NOT look at Alice Eve’s boobs. Starting Now.

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Bad Hairstyles for Men and How to Fix Them

In my opinion, Men in general have no style. The men that do have style are magical, but the rest of us are trying our best, which usually isn’t.

Take hair, for example.

Men have a short time to do stylish things, before our hair falls out, and when a clock is running, men get desperate and do desperate things, like these;

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The famous Mullet. I had one, and you did, too. Admit it. I dare you to add a pic of your mullet to a comment on the post.

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Hey Dad, See what me and my brother did with the hair clippers while you were at work. Cool, huh?

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What the Flock – of Seagulls. Sometimes an idea that sorta worked on Mtv definitely didn’t work in real life. So I say, You Run, You Run so far away from this please.

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The Wall of product and hair. I wonder if that hair style could break through a window?

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Ahhh! It’s an explosion of hair. He could play the before picture of a human dandelion.

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This hair style is called the Oops, style.

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When Men start to lose it (their hair I mean), they do things like this. The not too subtle comb-over.

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The “My head and hair are art” cut. From a marketing perspective, I can see this coming in handy. I could shave in “MenAreDumb.org” on my head and walk around, but then this idea gets creepy…

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See, creepy.

If all else fails, you can wear a hat (all the time) like Brett Michaels or The Edge.

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Here are some tips to deal with a bad hair style/cut:

http://coolmenshair.com/2011/10/fix-a-bad-haircut-for-men.html

or you could go to the Mormon Beauty School

Noah Munck Mans Up in Nicky Deuce – Red Carpet Premiere and (Non Spoilery) Review

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I had the extreme privilege of attending the Nicky Deuce premiere last night at the at the Arclight Theater:

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Trivia Part One: This was not the first time Noah has used a New York, tough guy accent. He used it in his role in the 2007 film “Rainbow Tribe” playing Ryan.

Apart from the history of the site the event was held, it was so cool to see the amazing red carpet event for Nicky Deuce;

The Red Carpet

Noah Munck (Nicholas Borelli/Nicky Deuce) on the Red Carpet

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Cristine Prosperi (Donna) on the Red Carpet

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Noah and Christine on the Red Carpet

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The Review (No Spoilers)

This movie was great. It’s a comedic mystery film about Nicholas Borelli growing up from a geeky, overly protected young man into the strong, adventurous Nicky Deuce. The story involves Nicolas visiting his mysterious Uncle Frankie (Steve Schirripa) and his Grandma Tutti (Rita Moreno) in Brooklyn, meeting the darling, Donna (Cristine Prosperi) and soon after becomes a part of mob-ish capers including a Sopranos mini reunion (of sorts) including Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli (The Doctor), Tony Sirico (Charlie Cement), Vincent Curatola (Paulie), and of course, James Gandolfini (Bobby Eggs). There are lots of great moments in this film, but the best to see Noah Munck growing beyond the Gibby in an ensemble we’ve been used to and now seeing a more mature Noah stepping into the role as star.

Trivia Part Two: You can get another mob-ish connection with Noah back in iCarly’s “iOpen a Restaurant” episode when Gibby gives an homage to the 1990 film Goodfellas in the Billy Boots and the restaurant fight scene.

The After Party

After the screening, there was a reception in the Arclight Cafe. It was so great to see many of the stars attending the premiere also chatting it up at the reception. There was also a raffle to benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (Such a great guy and a great cause.). It was a great evening already, but then we spotted Andy Dick (fresh from his great run on Dancing With The Stars), and he was so cool to take some time for some pictures and chatting it up with fans. He is a very cool guy.

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I have to hand it to Nickelodeon and Mar Vista Entertainment and The Arclight Theater Hollywood for putting on such a great Premiere! Great job all around.

See Nicky Deuce Yourself

Be sure to see the Premiere of Nicky Deuce on Nickelodeon on Monday May 27th at 8PM/7C