Archives for October 2009

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A-Zs of Getting the Girl on Halloween

This is it, men: the holiday for which we wait eagerly all year, which not only enables women to unleash their more promiscuous alter-egos upon the world, but also encourages masked debauchery for all. As you feverishly attempt to piece together your last-minute costume, take a moment to peruse our Halloween hookup guide; it just might save you from making a grave, ass-preventing error in disguise …

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Halloween Bingo

Halloween is a pretty fun holiday to begin with, but when you reach a certain age, you get a lot of the fun parts taken away from you.  Once you're not allowed to trick or treat, you've got a few dry years before you can go to parties that your parents aren't at.  Then, a few more years until you're legally allowed to buy some adult beverages for said party.  If only there were one …

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Shimano Xtreme Fishing for Wii Review

Here’s the thing about fishing games: sometimes their not very extreme. Never did we think that a fishing game would push the way we think about the genre to the point of not only being extreme, but being Mountain Dew-chuggingly, e-droppingly, xtreme. And, frankly, Shimano Xtreme Fishing might just live up to its 90s-inspired name. First of all, you can hunt sharks underwater with a spear gun. …

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72 Hours of Southwest

Southwest is having a 72-hour sale of escalating awesomeness. Depending on where your departure and arrival cities fall on the scale, you could be getting a heck of a deal. But hurry before flights are all booked.The way it works is based on how far you’re flying. Ticket prices are set so that if you’re flying between 0 and 374 miles, you’re tickets are $25, if you …

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In Defense of Living in Seattle

When you tell people you are from Seattle, 93 percent of the time they respond, “It rains a lot there, right?” Yes it does, and it is marvelous. The Pacific Northwest makes no apologies for its precipitation, though it is surprised when its residents struggle on the highways every year during the first big rain after Summer. As inconvenient as it might occasionally be, rain actually contributes to …

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‘Avatar’ Bootleg Trailer

EMBED-Avatar Bootleg Trailer - Watch more free videosSorry for the crappy bootleg version, but it's the best quality that exists online right now. You'll have to go to the theaters this weekend to see a better version of this three-minute Cliff's Notes epic on the big screen. Then... AND ONLY THEN... can we fairly judge the film's entire worth. For more go to Screenjunkies.com! 

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Good Form

People are tricky. It’s hard to know what somebody’s intent is, or what they are thinking. You don’t want to be unclear, but you’re only human. Sometimes you get in the way of yourself. The Bureau of Communication was created to help.Their mission? “To promote better understanding of the peoples of the world” according to their website, their banner at the top p …

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Prank Packs

The gag gift has been around since people have been giving gifts. The problem with gag gifts today is that everyone‘s been in Spencer‘s Gifts enough to spot one a mile away. The people behind the Prank Packs have remedied that.Their website, prankpacks.com, proudly proclaims “Yes, we really are selling empty boxes. And yes, we know we’re in a recession.” But the empty …

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Brighten Your Chances

Looking for a way to stand out at a party? Everybody knows what to wear and how to wear it, including yourself. When setting yourself apart, what it’s going to come down to is what you’re holding in your hand.If you’re holding a dented can of Natty Light, you’re chances aren’t that good. If your drink has an umbrella in it, you’re not going to attract the right …

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5 Ways to Terrify Your Friends

Even if they won’t admit it, your friends love to have the pants scared off ‘em. You KNOW this is true. So while you can have a decently frightening time this month visiting haunted houses (or, better yet, Knott’s Scary Farm), you can even more fun by scaring the crap out of your friends when they least expect it. Not only is it way cheaper, but you can make your memories last a …

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M.J.s Glove and Other Celebrity Relics

 In the aftershocks of the slew of celebrity deaths in 2009, we’re seeing the cult of celebrity truly begin to emphasize its own cult-y-ness. It’s a little creepy, a little interesting, and very, very profitable for anybody who is willing to defile a celebrity’s body or memory as a means to get some dough. Michael Jackson’s white glove is an eerie reminder of …

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Stay at the Real Couples Retreat

The recent Vince Vaughn vehicle, “Couple’s Retreat,” takes place in a lush, island paradise where seemingly nothing goes wrong, but then everything does (read: lots of guys in speedos, if the preview is to be believed). However, in the real life version of the island paradise, it seems like nothing could go wrong because that’s very much the case. St. Regis Bora Bora is an …

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Get Brutal Truth

Gamers, you have a lot of gaming to do. You might as well break the key off in the lock of the door to your living room. Two games that are guaranteed to be some of this year’s biggest releases are out today: Brutal Legend and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Get comfy. Brutal Legend, for both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, is an action-adventure game like you’ve never seen. The game revo …

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Bomb the Moon, Win a Nobel Peace Prize

Today has been a helluva day. America bombed the moon in order to find out if there as, possibly, water in the form of permafrost beneath the surface which is at -350 degrees Fahrenheit. The idea being, that the rocket, traveling at a mile-and-a-half per second and weighing 5,000 pounds, would slam into the surface of the moon and explode. Then, scientists would be able to analyze t …

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Vote Up Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity is the new Blair Witch.  It’s Blair Witch for people that say that Blair Witch “wasn’t scary enough” or people that say Blair Witch was “totally effing scary, but awesome.”  Whatever you say, this is a legitimately nerve-racking flick.  One of Break Media’s editorial staff had a chance to screen it and is honest-to-god po …

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How to Throw a Hauntoberfest Party

Throwing a Hauntoberfest party is no easy task. It takes a commitment of several weeks, several hundred (if not thousands) of dollars, and you’ve got to be willing to take a pretty substantial hit professionally due to vacation and sick days that it induces/requires. In a synergy befitting Mega Optimus Prime at the end of Transformers 2, Hauntoberfest is truly greater than the sum of its parts. …

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Beats Blair Witch

Paranormal Activity is the new Blair Witch.  It’s Blair Witch for people that say that Blair Witch “wasn’t scary enough” or people that say Blair Witch was “totally effing scary, but awesome.”  Whatever you say, this is a legitimately nerve-racking flick. But, you might not be able to see it.  The film was extremely low budget …

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Gentlemens Guide To Rio

If you want to party like it’s 2016, it’s so onnnnnnn! Her name is Rio, and...you know the rest and it’s a dumb song, but what we’re doing here is not dumb. It’s a smart service to men everywhere. Rio is certainly the spot to be in a mere 6 ½ years, but it’s actually a great spot to hit year-round. It has a lot to offer gentlemen who are throwing caution to the wind and also those who are just loo …

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Best Country in the World is Norway

Using metrics such as average income, life expectancy, and education levels, the United Nations has ranked the world’s nations in a list from best to worst places to live. Topping that list is Norway. The GDP per capita in Norway is about $95,000, but a lot of that might have to do with the fact that it is home to several multi-national banking centers and has an overall population of just 4.6 …

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(Beat)box Office Hit

Are you worried you’re getting too much work done? It’s best not to chance it; stop what you‘re doing right away. Keep productivity to a minimum. Otherwise when you do slow down, people will see. It’s just not worth it. So what to do in the mean time? Here’s something that should distract you for an unprecedented chunk of your day: Incredibox, the new human beatbox b …

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Disabled Hero Stops Criminal

Cameron Aulner does not dick around. When he heard somebody scream “stop him,” and saw suspect Kevin Salyers running for the door of his employer, Walmart, he wasn’t about to let his wheelchair hamper him in any way from laying down an iron fist of justice.He pulled in front of the suspect, grabbed him by the shirt, and wrestled him to the ground throwing himself out of his whee …

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Shakira

Shakira's southern equator spins off axis on stage.

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The 8 Scariest Houses on Earth

There was always that house at the end of the street that scared the crap out of you. The one on the hill with windows that looked like eyes and some creepy garden gnomes that appeared ready to spring to life and eat you. All around the world there is a house that was built to scare us (by Satan, we’re guessing). We like to steer clear of them, but if you’re in to the goose bump thing, here is a c …

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Dos and Donts of Couples Costumes

Halloween was basically created with your manly needs in mind. Not only is it a night to showcase your raditude through clever costume choices and pumpkin beer pong prowess, but it’s also the one night a year when drunk women feel empowered enough by their disguises to do God Knows What with you and never speak of it again. Dammit. Every day should be Halloween. But what about the poor saps who’re …