How to save “Two and a Half Men”

Two and Half Men.

By now you’ve surely heard that CBS pulled the rest of this season’s episodes of “Two and a Half Men,” thanks to Charlie Sheen’s off-screen shenanigans. It was a big move for CBS, especially considering the show’s popularity. But does the show have to die just because Sheen is out? As Bullz-Eye’s Will Harris has things, no. In fact, he’s got quite a few eligible candidates for the series.

Here are just a few of Will’s choices:

Matthew McConaughey

Why he’d be a perfect fit: What, you mean besides the fact that the female demos for “Two and a Half Men” would shoot into the stratosphere? I don’t think anyone will deny that McConaughey is still a proven box-office draw when he’s playing against an equally pretty leading lady in a vapid romantic comedy, but the last time he tried to step outside that mold, we got “Surfer, Dude,” a film which might as well have gone straight to video, given how few theaters cared enough to screen it. Not that the movie jobs aren’t continuing to roll in, anyway, but we know how badly McConaughey wants to make “The Grackle,” a film which he describes variously as “the funniest script I’ve ever, ever read,” “a game-breaker,” and “a rule-changing role and movie.” Taking a high-profile sitcom gig would help raise his stock in Hollywood and might well put him in the position to finally make “The Grackle” come to fruition.

John C. McGinley

Why he’d be a perfect fit: Although McGinley might not immediately come to mind when considering someone to step into Sheen’s shoes, the actors have actually shared the screen before, albeit in a slightly more dramatic capacity. (After all those years of seeing him as Dr. Cox, you’re forgiven if you’d forgotten that McGinley was in both “Platoon” and “Wall Street.”) Admittedly, we wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t interested in taking on another sitcom gig so soon after wrapping “Scrubs,” especially if he has any desire whatsoever to make a significant play for more feature-film work, but he was so darned good at berating Zach Braff that we’d be lying if we didn’t admit to being kind of excited at the thought of pitting him against Cryer and Jones.

To see more potential replacements for TV’s wildest personality, head over to the Bullz-Eye Blog.

  

Bullz-Eye reviews 2eros mens sportswear

Bullz-Eye’s Tom Orlando had a chance to check 2eros, a new line of men’s sportswear and underwear aimed at highlighting the male physique. The brand’s name, which can be read “Zeros” or “To Eros,” is inspired by Eros, the Greek god of lust and love and a symbol of male virility.

Here’s an excerpt from Tom’s 2eros review:

2EROS sent us a pair of men’s briefs and they are as stylish as some fancy shirts I’ve bought in the past – no kidding. The 2EROS brand offers a line of sleek and eye catching men’s sportswear and underwear for those who want style all the way and all day. Designed with the male physique in mind, 2EROS products accentuate the male form as long as you keep yourself in shape. Get in decent shape first then go out and buy your 2EROS gear.

For more about the 2eros line of products, check out the 2eros review at the Bullz-Eye Blog.

  

Bullz-Eye reviews Hairbond line of products

Bullz-Eye was recently contacted by Hairbond out of the UK to test out some new grooming products. Tom Orlando was happy to oblige and post some impressions of the company’s new line of upscale men’s product.

Here’s an excerpt from his review:

First and foremost, the clear containers for the Moulder and Sculptor products looked extraordinary. I first tried the Hairbond Moulder Professional Hair Shaper, which creates separations with a matte finish. The Moulder boasts a strong flexible hold that gives immediate grab and high density texture while thickening your hair’s appearance. Hairbond Moulder worked like a charm and the red apple and pineapple scents were right on.

For more about Hairbond as a company and a full review of its products, head over to the Bullz-Eye Blog.

  

Bullz-Eye reviews the 2011 Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra Review.

Among Bullz-Eye’s recent list of car reviews is the 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro-4x. The Xterra is an iconic model for both Nissan and the world of SUVs. While the design hasn’t changed much over the years, Nissan continues to spruce up the brand with the latest features and technological improvements. Still, the Xterra remains an off-road vehicle for the rugged man within.

Here’s an excerpt from Tom Orlando’s 2011 Nissan Xterra review:

As sharp as the 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro-4X the performance of this SUV just might be the top selling point. This isn’t a car-based crossover so don’t look for a luxury car ride. My bride and I both agreed that the Xterra was one of the funnest cars we had driven in a while. The truck feel of the Xterra was classic but also refined. The good qualities are alive and well but the overly stiff and bumpy ride is diminished. The 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine provided plenty of power and, coupled with 16-inch machined alloy off-road wheels and 4-wheel drive, we stormed through the snow filled roads in Ohio. Overall, we were impressed with the power and handling from the Xterra. The continuous variable valve timing control system (CVTCS) made for smooth driving and the rear leaf spring suspension handled whatever old man winter had to offer. Gas mileage is also respectable at 15mpg city and 20mpg highway. The front independent double wishbone suspension with coil springs, a fully boxed high strength frame with front and rear stabilizer bars and electronic locking rear differential give the Xterra a unique combination of toughness and technology.

For Tom’s full review, check out the 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro-4x review on Bullz-Eye.com.

  

Very cool men’s salon in Boston is TheBarberShop Lounge

For our readers in the Boston area who like to be pampered when they hit the BarberShop take a look at The Barbershop Lounge located on Boston’s fashionable Newbury Street. The look and feel of this place looks amazing and if you’re looking for an upscale location for your haircuts and other treatments, The BarberShop Lounge might be worth checking out!

  

EvolutionMan grooming products review

We recenlty received some EvolutionMan product and need to tell you first and foremost this is good stuff! The first product we tested was the EvolutionMan Wash and Buff which is a daily exfoliator powered by non-irritating microbeads. Basically this stuff deep cleans your face and fights blemishes and ingrown hairs. The scent is refreshing and really gives your face a clean and comfortable feel. Next up was the EvolutionMan Cleanse and Shave which I found to be a very effective shave lotion. It soften my beard and produced a very close shave that was tight and even. Before I headed out the door on cold winter days I applied EvolutionMan Lip Balm and I must say it kept my lips moist and protected from drying out in freezing winter weather.

Prices are what you would expect for above average products and I always say it’s hard to put a price on looking and feeling your best! Purchase products directly from the EvolutionMan.com website.

  

Bullz-Eye participates in 2011 Chrysler 300 roundtable at NAIAS

Bullz-Eye’s Tom Orlando was part of a roundtable discussion with Brandon Faurote (Head of Chrysler Design) and Tom McCarthy (Engineering, Model Responsible, 300) at the 2011 North Amercian International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Learn more about Bullz-Eye’s experience at the 2011 NAIAS at our recap of the event.

  

The Shaving Helmet

The latest viral video making its way around the web debuts an invention known as the Shaving Helmet. As you can see in the video above, it’s a helmet that shaves your head. Pretty cool, right?

Well, maybe. It’s not entirely clear whether the video is real or not. The test subject doesn’t stay on camera for the entire shave, not to mention the logistical problems like ears and head shape. What do you think – real or fake?

  

It’s Time To Transfer Your Vinyl To CDs

There may not be many of us out there that actually remember a time before digital files came into our lives. It seems that it has only been the last decade and a half that world of technological advances has seemingly exploded.

We can chat online with our friends and family around the world with just a click of a button. We can share our photos without having to wait for them to be returned from the photo processing facilities. We share information and files on an almost instant basis using programs like File zilla and Ares p2p.

One of the greatest advances is audio technology. No longer are we stuck with poor sound quality or having to struggle to place audio into our video files. We can even take those old vinyl records, record them, clean up the pops and scratches and record them to digital CDs.

One such program that allows users to do this is Audacity. This program is designed to record and edit audio. It is a free software program developed by the Open Source community. Because of its open source development background this program is available to anyone free of charge. It is also available on numerous computing platforms including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Users of Audacity have the ability to:

-Take vinyl records or audio tapes and convert them to CD format
-Edit audio files in Vorbis, MP3, AIFF or Ogg formats
-Splice, mix, copy or cut audio files as desired
-Perform live audio recordings
-Dub existing tracks
-Record in a multi track format
-Change an audio files pitch
-Adjust file volumes
-Use effects such as reverse, wah-wah, echo and more

With Audacity you can now take all those vinyl records and transfer them to CD and not have to worry about finding a turntable!

  

Create Ringtones and Edit Audio Files Easily with Audacity

Anyone that is looking to copy analog media such as records, CDs or tapes to a digital file will need a special program on their computer to accomplish the task. Many commercial audio editing programs cost hundreds of dollars and are so complicated, one needs a degree in sound design editing to even know where to start. Don’t waste your time or money on a commercial audio editing program. Also, don’t spend a dime on so-called shareware or other freeware apps. There is only one program you need for all your audio editing needs and that is a true Open Source supported initiative called Audacity. This amazingly simple, yet powerful sound editing tool is completely free and has a huge network of support and programmers behind the effort.

The Audacity program is a quick download and contains no hidden spyware or advertisements. So many ‘free’ programs today are not part of a true GNU Open Source development effort; they are spammers disguising utilities as helpful programs. Another group of programmers often release ‘light’ versions of their software that contain strict limitations or force you to buy a full version when you want to save your work. Audacity has none of those problems and is a full-featured, free program that supports all aspects of audio file editing. You can copy, splice, edit, change the pitch, convert file formats and do all sorts of other audio manipulation in real-time. Audacity requires no training and even the novice can start editing and cropping sound files within minutes. One great reason to check out Audacity is to trim and clip audio files so you can create your own ring-tones from your favorite audio files. Why pay several dollars for a 10 second clip of a song you probably already own? Audacity will let you edit your own content in a crisp, clean interface. It is really a great program that should be in everyone’s toolbox.

  

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