It’s no secret that Chrysler has been struggling over the course of the last decade. The company has probably taken more than its fair share of the media beating, though, especially considering the positive moves it’s been making in the past couple years.
As Tom Orlando has it at Dashboard News, Chrysler is poised for a comeback. Here’s an excerpt from his thoughts on Chrysler’s development:
Chrysler sales in 2010 are up almost 20 percent from 2009 and with eleven all-new or seriously refreshed Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat vehicles to be launched during the fourth quarter of 2010 and first quarter of 2011, the march is on for a larger slice of the market. Also in the mix is the venerable Fiat 500, which will add some flair to the Chrysler/Fiat stable and don’t be surprised if that little 500 becomes a cult hit. Many thought the days were numbered for Chrysler and it wasn’t easy to change perceptions but in the auto world, many are taking notice of what Chrysler and all of her brands are building and selling.
The Dodge brand has seen sales steadily climb and has new product that could seriously put them on a roll with the gorgeous 2011 Dodge Durango, the stylish and tough-looking 2011 Dodge Charger, the sharp crossover 2011 Dodge Journey, the new 2011 Dodge Avenger, the upgraded 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, and the badass Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. We had a chance to drive some of these cars and were very impressed. The 2011 Dodge Charger is the flagship of the Dodge brand and appears to be ready to rock and roll in the sales department, with a re-design that looks awesome.
For more about the future of the Chrysler brand, including a sneak peek at the 2011 Chrysler 300, head over to Dashboard News.
Everyone is looking for a “Deal” these days and I just happened to drive into one the other day when I really wasn’t expecting one. Looking for a quick bite to eat with a good appetite, I drove to Burger King and ordered the Original Chicken Sandwich in a value meal format and discovered that Burger King was offering a buy one get one free on the Original Chicken Sandwich! I paid under $7 for two Original Chicken Sandwich’s, onion rings and a bottomless beverage.
The Original Chicken Sandwich was very tasty and filling, so eating the second one was totally unecessary but it happened anyway. My sandwiches included shredded lettuce, bacon, mayo, and were served on a sesame seed bun and according to BK’s website the sandwich hasn’t changed since 1979. Don’t know how long this deal will be running but I do plan on getting in on the 2 for 1 again!
Ever since ‘That 70′s Show’ we’ve been paying close attention to Mila Kunis‘ career. The Ukranian-born hottie has gone on to some great projects, including ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Extract,’ ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and ‘The Book of Eli.’
She’s now starring in ‘Black Swan’ alongside Natalie Portman. As you can see from the gallery at Celebrity Teaser, Mila just might be able to steal the show from Portman.
The men’s grooming renaissance continues as more and more companies make high quality products to suit a man’s needs. Bullz-Eye had a chance to review the Vitaman line of products recently. Vitaman delivers a quality, invigorating experience in all of its products.
From the review:
The Face Moisturiser helps nourish dry and tired looking skin and has a great smell. This is a great product for guys who like to keep their skin in great condition and smelling good. But before you use the face moisturiser you’ll need a good face cleansing and that’s where the Vitaman face and body cleanser comes into play as this product really helps wash and reinvigorate your skin while preparing face stubble before shaving. Like the other Vitaman products the smell is clean and refreshing! One of my favorites of the Vitaman products was the shampoo mainly because of the extra volume it gave my hair.
For the full review, head over to the Bullz-Eye Blog.
All of you single guys out there have now been granted another shot at Scarlett Johansson because she’s back on the market. The buxom beauty and her beau, Ryan Reynolds, recently split.
Good luck making your move, but if you fail, at least you have these hot pictures of her on Celebrity Teaser!
These days, everyone is trying to get an edge in battling through the day and keeping your focus until you hit the sack at night! That’s just how most of us roll anyomore. Whether you are reviewing the last quarter results, meeting with potential partners on a new business venture, working out at the gym or heading out with your babe you want to have energy and focus. This is where Boom Boom Energy comes into play my friends. Boom Boom is an all natural and non addictive energy inhaler that provides a blast of intense refreshment in some really good flavors including Berry Breeze, Cinna-Mint and Tropical Rush. The secret is out on Boom Boom’s rapid acting vapors and scents that provide a cooling sensation to your nose and at the same time kicking up your energy levels a few notches! Unlike many energy products found on the market today, there are no negative side effects associated with Boom Boom, providing a much more smooth and dynamic energy without the eventual crash similar to the effects of energy drinks or caffeine. Boom Boom is an all-natural, clean, mental energy that awakens the body and mind.
According to Boom’s website, “Boom Boom stimulates & awakens your senses 10x faster than orally-consumed beverages, foods, or gum.”
Christmas movies are as much a part of holiday tradition as trips to Grandma’s house and a stocking hung over the fire. Though most people would list the classics – ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ ‘A Christmas Story,’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’ etc. – there are some unexpected Christmas flicks that will fill you full of good cheer this holiday season.
Here’s just one of Bullz-Eye’s five entries for unconventional Chistmas movies:
Admit it: you secretly fantasize about a gang of white-collar criminals hijacking your holiday party and killing the fast-talking weasel in sales who won’t shut the hell up. You’ve read the praise about “Die Hard” serving as the blueprint for every action movie made since – and it’s true, as the most popular studio sales pitch between 1989 and 1997 was “Die Hard on a ____” – but it is grossly overlooked as a holiday classic, and that is just wrong. It’s funnier than “Home Alone,” more heartwarming than “The Santa Clause,” and it has what all Christmas movies lack but some real-life families have: a body count. Bruce Willis has rarely been better, and Alan Rickman completely rewrote the rules on action movie villains. If you feel like going for camp value, watch the sequel, “Die Harder,” with the TV dub track. Yippie-ki-yay, Mister Falcon.
The full list of five is available over at the Bullz-Eye blog, including clips from each entry. Merry Christmas!
The latest installment of Bullz-Eye’s ‘Beer 101‘ series is up, giving us a look at the different beer styles available around the world. It is an admittedly cursory glance, as there are literally hundreds of styles and variations out there, but it gives you a sense of just how much different beer is in the world.
Here’s a quick look at the section on ales:
Pale Ale – This is the beer known as a ‘bitter’ or ‘English bitter.’ It’s brewed with pale barley malt, typically a low- to mid-gravity brew with a highly complex finish. The flavor in pale ale is often heavily defined by the malt, and the best pale ales use the very best English or European malts. American malts are fine for lighter lager beers that are less about flavor and more about mouthfeel, but if you want some real character, you need better malt. Pale ales also have a bright aroma, thanks to the low-alpha hops added at the end of the brewing process. Low-alpha hops can be added in large quantities to impart some flavor on the beer without adding too much bitterness to your brew. I realize almost everything I’ve said here has been contradictory, so I’ll just say this: pale ales are all about balance.
Abbey/Trappist Ale – I group abbey ale and Trappist ale together because the brewing process and end product is nearly identical, the difference being that Trappist beers are brewed in Trappist monasteries by Trappist monks. This style of beer is top-fermented and often sweet and high in alcohol content. Some of the sweetness comes from the spices or candy sugar you can typically find in this style, and the rest comes from the alcohol. Perhaps the most prominent abbey ale is AB In-Bev’s Leffe, an amber-colored ale with a supersweet finish. Among the Trappist ales are Orval, Koningshoeven, Westvleteren, and of course, Chimay.
For more beer styles, check out the Beer 101: Beer Styles article at the Bullz-Eye blog. You can also find the latest beer news and reviews at the Bullz-Eye Beer section.
This past weekend, Jeff Morgan over at Bullz-Eye had a chance to head to LA for the Spike Video Game Awards. The trip included a stay at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, a night at Maxim party, and of course, floor seats for the Video Gam Awards show. As you might have guessed, it was a hell of a ride.
For dinner we headed to The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel, also in Beverly Hills. The Bazaar features Spanish tapas, both traditional and modern, as well as some classic dishes with a culinary twist. Andrés was named GQ’s 2009 Chef of the Year, an accolade I can now appreciate after several hours with his food. Our server was kind enough to let us order roughly forty dishes and bring out enough for the table to taste. We went through baby Japanese peaches with burrata, hazelnuts, and arugula, a tuna ceviche in an avocado roll, jicama wraps with mint and basil, and refined versions of homestyle cooking. Cod fritters with a honey aioli replaced your average battered fish. Air bread filled with aged cheddar and topped with rare Wagyu beef took the place of a Philly cheesesteak. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention my cotton candy foie gras. It was decadent.
We left The Bazaar and made our way to Hollywood Blvd for the Maximum Warrior party at LA’s Supperclub, hosted by Maxim. It was everything you would expect from a Maxim party: girls on trapezes soaring over the dance floor, bottle service in private booths, bunkers with skimpily-clad models playing Call of Duty: Black Ops, a photo booth with weapons and costumes to celebrate the Maxim competition, and a DJ that rocked the house as late as people would stay. I had a chance to meet Mark Salling from Glee, chat with Cedric Yarbrough of Reno 911 fame and said a quick hello to Masi Oka from Heroes. All of this, and we hadn’t even made it to the awards yet.
For more from his experience, including his thoughts on the games that were announced at the Spike VGAs, head over to the Bullz-Eye Blog.
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Our friends at Bullz-Eye tipped us off to a very cool iPad app that just launched: the Holiday Host Guide from Robb Report. Robb Report has long been the premiere luxury buying resource for the guys with a little extra bank. They’ve put together an iPad app, with the help of the William Grant & Sons family of liquors, that will help you host the perfect holiday party.
From the Bullz-Eye post:
Features of the Holiday Host Guide (iTunes link) include a virtual wine cellar containing more than 100 new releases handpicked for the holidays; dozens of creative and classic cocktails recipes complete with video demonstrations from expert William Grant & Sons mixologists and ambassadors. The app also offers fresh insights on hospitality and etiquette, tips on organizing a menu, and an array of unique party gifts. The “Chef as Host” function offers party insight and recipes from some of America’s finest chefs. The easy-to-manage party-planning function generates a complete shopping list based on the items you select and enables you to purchase all of the necessary products and ingredients right through the app! Planning your holiday event has never been easier!
For more about the Holiday Host Guide, head over to the Bullz-Eye Blog.