The season finale of Spartacus: Vengeance on Starz
will air next Friday March 30th, and to honor the gladiator I'll be giving away some serious Spartacus swag… including:
- The complete DVD set of season 1, Blood & Sand
- The complete DVD set of the prequel, Gods of the Arena
- Some Spartacus t-shirts and water bottles
- And the grand prize: a wearable replica of a Spartacus gladiator helmet.
What do you have to do to win? Easy. Just
March 20, 2012
Nearly 60,000 people have pledged to drink a Guinness this St. Patrick's Day, to help set a world record for the World's Largest St. Patty's Party. (Get in on it here
. and use the reference code BACH
Some of you have been asking where you can find a bar or pub serving Guinness. Well I'm here to help. Head over to Guinness' Facebook
page, and use their Pub Finder. Just enter in your zip code, and it'll hit you with a map listing the closest bars that'll be happy to pour you a pint.
You can even see "pint ratings" and leave a rating of your own. (Should your bartender not pour it perfectly
While we're talking about pouring pints, our friend and Guinness Master Brewer, Fergal Murray, also has some ideas on how you should drink that pint.
First he recommends
They've been rumored for years, and they have finally hit stores nationwide: The Doritos Locos Tacos. A mashup of the goodness of one of the most popular snack foods of all time, with a late-night drive-thru staple, Taco Bell's
new menu addition is expected to sell 60 million a week. That's a lotta runs to the border...
Not just a typical Taco Bell shell dusted with the familiar orange Doritos seasoning (that was actually tested at the beginning and failed miserably), this is a special, custom produced, shell that is 100% Doritos through and through, a process that was incredibly difficult to pull off. Steve Gomez, food scientist for Taco Bell, told me, "Taking something that was always made to be a flat triangle, and turning it into a curved shell that could withstand cracking and breaking was very challenging."
But they got it done. And with all this hype over the product development and launch, the really important question is:
With St. Patty's Day around the corner, and many of you signed up to participate in the World's Largest St. Patrick's Day Party (details here
), I thought it might be a good idea to know how to pour the perfect pint.
So I spoke with Fergal Murray, the Master Brewer for Guinness (that's him on the right), and the mastermind behind the Perfect Pour. It's a 6 step process/ritual that Murray came up with to make sure you get a great looking Guinness and a great tasting Guinness every time.
"The pint must be crafted and looking perfect and beautiful," he says. "We taste with our eyes first."
And who are we to argue with a guy who has made a living drinking beer? So here are
Ever had a beverage? Then you qualify.
A "major beverage company" and I need your help, and all you have to do is fill out the short, 6 question survey after the jump. Fill it out and you're entered to win an Xbox. That's it: Two minutes of your time for a shot at an Xbox. Why are you still reading this? Start answering questions. (Winners announced Monday, March 12.)
If you've ever kicked a soccer ball, or ever seen someone else kick a soccer ball, chances are that ball was kicked by an adidas
Samba. With over 35 million pairs sold worldwide since it was introduced in 1950, the shoe has become an icon in the soccer world. And in the pop culture world, with athletes and celebs rocking the classic kicks on field and on stage.
But since soccer is only slightly more popular here than Cricket, and still less popular than the national spelling bee, adidas is bringing the iconic Samba to the links.
On March 1st, they'll be releasing the Samba Golf, with the same
STYLE | SPORTS | GEAR
February 28, 2012
Everyone drinks beer in the shower, right? Of course. It's the best way to save time by pre-gaming while you get read to go out. But the biggest problem with a shower beer is keeping soap and suds out of your suds.
Thank god for the guys at ShaKoozie
. Their revolutionary shower beer caddy not only keeps your can of brew out of harm's way and within easy reach, but the space-age insulation material keeps it chill in the hot humid conditions of your shower.
And installation is an easy, no-tools-required job. Just stick the Launch Pad to the tile, slide a can of your favorite beer into the ShaKoozie and let the magic of velcro do its thing. You can rip, sip and re-stick all shower long.
It's times like this you wish
Guinness is looking to set a Guinness World Record. And you get to be a part of it. The best part is, you don't have to risk life and limb with some crazy stunt, eat a bunch of live crickets, or balance anything heavy on your head. You don't really need to have any special talents at all.
That's because Guinness is attempting to set the record for The Largest St. Patrick's Day Celebration ever. So becoming a part of legend is as easy as celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a pint. (And you planned on doing that anyway, so you might as well make it historic.)
Here's all you need to do: Head over to Guinness.com
and click on "Join the Party." You'll get a pledge form where you promise to toast St. Patrick's Day with a pint of Guinness. (Beer Fact: About 13,000,000 pints of Guinness are consumed around the world on that day.)
All they need is your first name, your zip code and an optional referral code. That code is BACH
. (That way they know I sent you, since I promised Guinness I'd help them get partiers to pledge.)
Then have a
During the Big Game, Budweiser gave their Clydesdales the night off (finally), and ran a spot that shows the true reason we all play sports: For the love of a crowd of raving, adoring fans.
If you didn't catch this one, Bud took a twist on the (hopefully dead) Flash Mob craze and invaded a rec league hockey game in Ontario with a crowd of "fans" dressed in team jerseys, guys with face paint, and some hot cheerleaders. And, of course, a chicken shooting t-shirts into the stands.
For a bunch of guys used to playing to a smattering of people just trying to get out of the cold, this is as big time as it'll ever get, and they rise to the occasion. No word on if any of the hired cheerleaders are now rec league WAGs.
Looking for a new way to celebrate those special dates that happen all year long? You could send the same old boring e-card the rest of the world is sending, bang out a half-hearted email, or spend 7 minutes in the card isle at the quickie mart. Or you could take it to another level with AXE Celebrations
That's the new Facebook app from our friends at AXE that allows you to send special messages to friends. (I've seen a couple, and yeah, "special" is a good word...)
Just install the app on your Facebook profile, give it permission to send a message to your friends, and let the good wishes fly. You set the dates to send the message, and,should your friends be lest than festive, you can choose to receive a message yourself. (Nothing like a little self-love on a holiday.)
So head over to Facebook
, grab the app and make sure to check out the preview video. It really puts the Ho' in Ho Ho Ho.
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December 16, 2011