Kobalt 40V Max Outdoor Power Equipment introduces BarbershopBlog to manhood!

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When I was a kid, I used to think the old guys who took care of their yards were losers. While I was zooming around the neighborhood smoking bowls in my car listening to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, I thought it was pathetic how homeowners genuinely took pride in their lawns. Surely there was more to life than a new mower, hedge trimmer or edger, I surmised.

But now that I’m in my 30s and have become one of those losers, I’m here to tell you that there isn’t more to life than that.

In fact, it feels awesome to manicure your lawn, tend your garden, and then blow the clippings off of your driveway with a leaf blower upon completion. It makes the iced tea I enjoy in my folding lawn chair post-yardwork taste that much more crisp, the AM talk radio that bellows out of my open garage that much more insightful, and the episodes of “Wheel of Fortune” that I have on DVR for post-lawn enjoyment that much more stirring.

But do you know what does suck about lawn maintenance? Inadequate, cumbersome tools.

What if outdoor power equipment (OPE) tools were easy to use? What if they were actually enjoyable? What if when you were done, you felt good about yourself and your yard?

The engineers at Kobalt have not only delivered a ground-breaking collection of OPEs, but they’ve done it with empathy in mind.

Read the full review experience here.


Product Review: RumbaTime Bowery Watch Collection


It’s “time” to get a watch, playa. Rich people wear watches. If you’re trying to get your paper right, get a badass watch and show some fools “what time it is.”

A new survey from Spectrem Group’s Millionaire Corner shows most wealthy investors wear wristwatches (67 percent), with the percentage of wearers increasing with wealth. Which is why you should consider a new time piece from RumbaTime’s Bowery watch collection.

The collection was inspired by RumbaTime owner Drew Deters’ trip to Japan and the natural elements of bamboo and earth tones that pepper the landscape and culture.

At first, I wasn’t crazy about the neutral color options the Bowery Collection was available in. But the Army Green band with leather accents grew on me and actually helped me figure out how to diversify my wardrobe around the watch. The watch made me want to wear brown shoes and earth tones so I could wear it.

My favorite part about the watch was the face. The face plate is a crisp white that pops and accents both the hands of the watch and the green line indices that denote the hours.


For the full review, click here.


Target driver Kyle Larson emerging onto NASCAR Sprint Cup Series


What were you doing when you were 21 years old? For NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson, the answer is driving the #42 Target Chevrolet, going head to head with NASCAR legends like Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart.

“Being only 21-years old, I get to race against a lot of guys who have been racing since I was a toddler,” said Larson regarding his rookie season. “It’s neat to race those guys, especially Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. It’s going to be a lot of fun, but hopefully I can beat them.”

Larson made his Sprint Cup Series debut in last week’s Daytona 500 and was slowed early on, finishing 38th. But he followed that up with a 20th place finish at Phoenix this past weekend.

A rookie hasn’t won a Sprint Cup race since Joey Logano in 2009. Then again, no rookie has been hailed by both Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart as a can’t-miss prospect.

The Elk Grove, California native has gone from being a local driver to a Sprint Cup driver in just two and a half years.

Read the full interview here.


Epic Video: Jeff Gordon Pranks Editor

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The first time Pepsi Max did a hidden camera prank with NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, one unsuspecting used car salesman unintentionally helped create one of the best viral videos ever.

Gordon teamed up again with Pepsi MAX to pull a prank on an unsuspecting automotive journalist who had questioned the authenticity of the original “Test Drive.”

Check out “Test Drive 2″ below:


Packers Clay Matthews talks Campbell’s Chunky Soup, his badass DNA and great hair


Clay Matthews could definitely steal my girlfriend and probably yours too, bud. Upon scheduling this interview, my girlfriend did a quick Google search to put a face with the name.

As images of “The Clay Maker” flipped across her iPhone, she said, “Wow. This guy is a complete stud.” The accompanying far away look in her eyes told me all I needed to know; that if given the chance, she would shed me the way Matthews sheds opposing double teams.

Aside from getting the ladies flustered off the field, Matthews has established himself as the best pass rusher in the NFL, thanks to a successful start to his career that rivals any linebacker in NFL history.

In five seasons, Matthews has made the Pro Bowl four times, been selected as an All-Pro twice, been named NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and won Super Bowl XLV.

I was fortunate to speak with Clay about his career, his lineage and the Campbell’s Chunky “Sacks for Soup” campaign.

Talk about the partnership with Campbell’s Chunky Soup.

For the past year I teamed up with Campbell’s Chunky and created the “Sacks for Soup” campaign. For every sack that I was able to get last year, Campbell’s Chunky donated 2,000 cans of soup; 1,000 to a local Green Bay food bank and another 1,000 to the opposing team’s city. To date, we’ve donated over 40,000 cans of Chunky soup. For every sack, they also donated $1,000, so we were able to get around up to $20,000 for my foundation (CM3 Charitable Fund), so it’s been a fantastic campaign; one that not only provides for myself, but gives back in the process of doing so.

What’s your favorite kind?

My favorite kind thanks to the Green Bay weather and obviously a play on the Packers is the Hearty Cheeseburger. They’re all fantastic, so it’s hard to choose, but just like on the commercial, I like the Clam Chowder and the Spicy Quesadilla as well. They’re all really good, so I have to say all three.

I thought they’d make you a special kind called “Bear Chunks” for the way you’ve annihilated Chicago Bears quarterbacks in your career.

I’m willing to try! I don’t know if it would be a big seller, but I’d be all for it.

Click here for the full interview.


Pornhub Streams World’s Smutty Search Terms in Real Time


Pornhub impresses me more and more every day. I mean, every “couple of months”, honey.

Not only are they not afraid to peddle smut, but they do it with accompanying analytics! Between smut and analytics, I’m not sure what gets my bandwith more close to maximum capacity.

“2 Very Boobs Homemade Gay Chat,” “Hentai Princess,” “Granny Perverz” – no, these aren’t the ramblings of a sex-crazed psychopath. Believe it or not, these are some of the world’s search terms that are currently being entered into PornMD, a search term aggregator part of the Pornhub network of sites.

The tech experts at PornMD have managed to successfully integrate a brand new feature into the search aggregator site that provides a live feed of the world’s search terms, as an endless stream of smutty glory.

The hilarious live search stream can be controlled with “rewind” and “pause” buttons, and filtered to feature terms from”Straight,”
“Gay” and “Tranny” categories.

Here’s the link for you to check out: http://www.pornmd.com/live-search


Product Review: New York Streets TAR Hair Product

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TAR is a texturizing hair product with a medium hold from New York Streets. And being from the streets of NY, it comes with a neck tattoo and a knife. I’m just kidding, those are sold separately. If you do rock a neck tattoo and a knife, “Go Ahead – Be Free,” which is what New York Streets is all about.

The first thing I noticed was the color of the product. The steel gray color reminded me of paint. And for the canvas of your head, isn’t your hair essentially paint, anyway?

Hair is ultimately a reflection of the person who owns it, and how you style your hair says a lot about your personal brand and how you interact with the world.

Read the full review here.


Valentine’s Day gifts: Coobie Seamless Bra and SZAMERA Manga T-shirts

Coobie Seamless Bra

When I sat down to write a review on Coobie Seamless Bras, the first thing I did was open the catalog. But with all these hot babes in bras, I didn’t get much “research” done. It reminded me instead of my youth, covertly scouring the JC Penny circular in the Sunday newspaper and heading directly to bra ads.

Having never worn a bra in my life, I ordered one from Coobie and gave it to my girlfriend. Here are the thoughts of an expert:

“I have to say there is little to no better free gift to receive in the mail than a bra.  As we know bras can be one of the most expensive parts of a woman’s wardrobe.  And even though Coobie Bras are affordably priced they feel just as good, if not better, than a bra that you (a broke girl like me) would spend her semi-annual bra allowance on.  Not only is the Coobie bra an awesome price ($22), it is also an awesome fit. ”

Coobie’s one-size fits almost every body from 32A to 36D. They also offer a Full Size version for sizes 38-42D. The Full Size version is two dollars more, retailing at $24.

“With that being said I will gladly acknowledge the Coobie Bra as one of the most comfortable bras I have ever worn.  It is super versatile in what it can be worn under.  From a basic tee to a dressy blouse, this seamless bra does exactly what it is supposed to.”

The Coobie bra’s mortal enemy is the “uniboob” that can be created by a typical sports bra. Coobie makes a shapely silhouette without compromising support.

“There is a sense of rebellion and freedom in letting the girls hang out, but the typical price to pay for being so free is soreness from gravity doing its job.  And if you are classier than I, and always keep your girls in check, than I’m sure you can attest to the pain that an ill-fitting bra can create. ”

“I also realized, during the trial run of the Coobie Bras I received, that it makes up for needing to wear a camisole under the ultra-low cut shirts as well as dresses that scoop down low in the armpit.  So there you have it, there’s your freedom without being too free.”

Ah, freedom. Freedom of expression is what Japanese “Manga” comic artwork is all about. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection of t-shirts, tanks and v-necks from SZAMERA successfully merges Manga artwork with the visceral feel of graphic art.

Szamera Girls

SZAMERA features images of fictional caricatures that encompass visions of everything from action-adventure, sci-fi, mystery, sports and comedy, with an array of temptingly erotic, bad ass and sexy cartoon girl graphics with titles like, “Angel Demon”, “Car Girl”,  “Gun Girl”, “Bikini Girl”, as well as “Hit Man”“The Warrior”“Rock Boy”.  Each piece is designed for wearable versatility that is the essence of the graphic t-shirt.

Szamera Gun Girl

My favorite shirt in the collection was definitely “Gun Girl” seen above. Aside from the cool imagery, these shirts feel awesome.

The quality is evident from the second you open the packaging and feel the texture. which is a mix of 100% cotton, to cotton and spandex blends, depending upon the shirt you choose. The shirt wraps itself around your torso without feeling tight, and moves with you without stretching out and getting loose.

To order your choice of SZAMERA  Manga T-shirt, check out the website at www.szamera.com.

In addition to the seamless bra, Coobie offers a full line of women’s products, from leggings to panties, which you can read about via their website.


10 Easy Ways to Impress Your Girl on Valentine’s Day

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Like it or dread it, Valentine’s Day is that one day each year devoted to impressing your sweetie. Whether you’re looking to show your partner how much you care, earn some bonus points, or just get out of the dog house, you’ll want to make the most of this day. We know life is busy, so if you’re pressed for time or just stumped as to what to do, consider these 10 easy ways to impress your girl on Valentine’s Day:

1. Send Her Flowers at Work

According to a CNN.com article, around 2 billion dollars is spent on flowers in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day. While flowers on Valentine’s Day are pretty much a given, you can maximize the impact of this gesture by sending them at a time when lots of people will see her receive them. Having flowers delivered mid-morning at your girl’s workplace allows her to bask in the envy of her co-workers in addition to knowing you cared enough to make the effort. Include a nice, gushy card, too.

2. Breakfast in Bed

This move can really make an impact, especially if you’ve never done it before. Pick up all her favorite breakfast foods the night before, and get up an hour ahead of time to prepare everything perfectly. When her alarm goes off (or just before), bring a beautifully arranged tray into the bedroom, complete with a hot cup of coffee, cloth napkin and a vase with a rose.

3. Recreate Your First Date

Relationships always start out uber-romantic. You can reconnect with that vibe by recreating your first epic date this Valentine’s Day. Wear what you wore back then, or class it up with a yd. suit. That special restaurant, the park where you first held hands, a horse and carriage ride — whatever sparked romance between the two of you can help ignite the passion this Valentine’s Day.

4. Rose Petals

Roses scream romance, but you can break from the cliché of the bouquet by instead showering your love nest with rose petals. A path of them leading to the bed always sends a romantic message; you can also scatter them around a bath you’ve drawn for her, around the fireplace, or leading to the kitchen where you have a plate of chocolate-dipped strawberries waiting.

5. Treat Her to a Romantic Massage

Talk about easy and affordable — giving your girl an hour-long massage can be an indulgence she isn’t expecting — and it can lead to all sorts of other romantic scenarios for both of you.

6. A Custom Photo Book

Find all your favorite photos and have them printed on glossy photo stock. (Wal Mart and Walgreen’s offer services where you send the images electronically and pick them up from the store.) Buy an ornate Valentine’s Day-themed photo book and fill it with the printed photos.

7. Make a Custom Calendar

Use the best 12 photos from above and have a custom calendar printed with a romantic photo of the two of you for every month of the year.

8. Clean the House

If you’ve been together for a while, and if you’ve never done it before, this gesture could be the catalyst to a night of passion you won’t soon forget.

9. Write Her a Poem or Love Letter

Even if you’re not lyrically inclined, words that come from the heart are always a winner on Valentine’s Day.

10. Make Her Dinner

Making your sweetie dinner is incredibly romantic, and it doesn’t have to be pork en croute or pheasant under glass. Make a dish you feel confident in making, and do your best. Your girl is likely to be blown away by the gesture no matter how it turns out.


DOVE MEN + CARE Deodorant and Antiperspirant Irritation-Free Monday Contest


Monday – time to spend eight hours with people you wouldn’t normally give eight seconds. Who would you kill for an Irritation-Free Monday?

Whoa, that answer came out of your mouth way too fast. Now that you made it all weird, let’s quickly switch gears to what DOVE Men + Care can do for you, within the confines of the law.

Instead of punching that guy in your office who says “TGIM” every Monday morning, get your revenge by entering the DOVE Irritation Free-Monday contest. The winner gets their choice from one of six #badass prizes (Sorry, murder for hire is not one of them, you freak.) below:

1) Installation of a luxury nap room in your office.

2) Food truck bonanza at your place of employment.

3) Personal trainer and a home gym.

4) B-ball irritation therapy, which consists of DOVE installing a full basketball court in your office parking lot.

5) $5,000 to start your own business.

6) A traffic free commute via a helicopter ride to your office.

Click here for full details.