Edible Coffee Cup …Winning

edible coffee cupWhat if you could get your morning coffee in an edible coffee cup ? No, I am not teasing. This goodness actually exists. Alfred’s Coffee and Kitchen has made the most eco-friendly coffee cup on the west coast.

The Los Angeles based coffee house serves up drinks in an edible waffle cup.  The cup has a thick coating of chocolate to keep your coffee hot and especially tasty.

Coffee lovers will be delighted to know that Alfred’s Coffee and Kitchen exclusively brews with Stumptown Coffee.  Don’t know Stumptown?  Great founding of the company and  they take their coffee pretty damn seriously.

I have heard it is quite magical to the palette.  So how much are you going to spend for your brew and edible cup? Continue reading

Hotel Tonight Snatching Business From Priceline

hotel discount codesTraveling can either be exciting or a real buzz kill.  Exciting when you get there and everything works out.  A buzz kill if you pay more than you want to at a hotel you’re just not feeling.  Hotel Tonight is a same day booking app for hotels that is changing that– the expensive part at least.

Hotel Tonight let’s you search and book hotels right from your phone. You can see reviews and look at other hotels in the city too.   I like this app for several reasons. They have hotels for all kinds of budgets, no hassle booking and what you see is what you get.

This app came to the rescue twice this year with pretty good results.  First,  in Austin, TX  when I made my booking for the wrong week.  Using Hotel Tonight I got a nice selection of chain and boutique hotels in a wide range of prices . There were pluses and minuses . The biggest one for me being a lack of hotels with close proximity to downtown where all the action is.

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Lacoste Men’s Boots Hot Ticket Item This Fall

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Lacoste men’s boots are on fire this fall in America.  One of my favorite designs so far is the Sherbrooke . Aren’t a big Lacoste person?  Not a total surprise.  In America it’s been a well kept secret of the north east elite and trendy banker types.

Lacoste has always been hot in Europe. The company has been around since around the 1930’s and has been trendy for nearly as long.  Now, Continue reading

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If DIRECTV Loses NFL Sunday Ticket Will You Stay?

I recently made the switch to DIRECTV after years of being frustrated with the worlds shittiest cable provider in my opinion — Time Warner Cable.  A few weeks before  I was invited to a market research group on cable and satellite TV providers.

This focus group sounded like your typical market research study.  They asked us to use  words and pictures to describe the feelings you get when your cable or satellite provider does certain things. Therapy about my damn cable provider. Imagine that…well not quite.

Halfway through the group they said it was about DIRECTV. I was impressed with features like a  voice controlled remote, unlimited cloud DVR storage, and  setting my DVR to record from anywhere.

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Better Call Saul Premiere Date On AMC

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman - Better Call Saul _ Season 1

For those of you whining about the end of Breaking Bad I bring good news.  The long awaited and very talked about spin off Better Call Saul has a premier date– sort of and a short trailer.

TV junkies who tuned into the Breaking Bad marathon on AMC over the weekend got a sneak peak at of the prequel? sequel ? Producers aren’t quite sure if it’s going to be either one or a mix between the past and the present yet.

Better Call Saul will feature Bob Odenkirk  as Saul,  Walter White’s lawyer from the Breaking Bad series.  There’s no official word from AMC on whether or not Continue reading

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Are Consumer Drones The New Go Pro?

Someone in LA has been flying a drone over the LAPD station in Hollywood and filming.  All the snooping has the boys and girls in black a little pissed.   According to some legalese on TMZ there’s not much they can do about it either.

“As long as the drones are flying lower than 400 feet they are out of FAA flying space and perfectly legal.”  All this talk about drones in the mainstream is sparking  big consumer interest.   Still confused about what a drone is ? I’ll explain.

Drones are mini aircraft that you can fly via remote control. To the average person they may look like high tech flying toys.  Don’t let their toy like appearance fool you.  Continue reading

Game Of Thrones Season 4 Blooper Real & Season 5 Cast Announcements at San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con 2014 is well underway. HBO kicked off their Game of Thrones panel with a funny blooper reel from season 4. The Game of Thrones cast won an MTV movie award the day before for best  OMG moment.  They still do the MTV awards?  Well…

Since waiting sucks HBO did give curious fans at San Diego Comic Con a little taste of next season by introducing a few new faces that will join the Sunday night cast. From the looks of it we’ll learn a lot more about Prince Oberyn Martell’s hometown of Dorne and we’ll get to meet a few of his children and his brother the king.

Why can’t they just make this show year round?  Love it!  The cast of Game of Thrones has been quite popular  at  San Diego Comic Con this year.  Posing for lots of fan pics (atleast according to Instagram) and hamming it up interviews. Check out the clip after the jump. Continue reading

Tron Style Motorcycle A Real Thing

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This Tron style motorcycle is hot. Why did I have to find this ? Why is the me of 2071 so desperate to have this ?  This isn’t CGI it’s oh so real.   Here ‘s a YouTube video of the bad boy in action below.

According to a website  I spend way too much time on ….

 This TRON style motorcycle is a fully functional and street legal bike that is powered by a Suzuki 996cc engine. While riding on the TRON motorcycle you lay in a flat position akin to the TRON movie. For only $55,000.00 you can tear up the streets TRON Style.

If you have a hard on for bikes here are the specs: Continue reading

What The Hell Is Share A Coke?

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Until  2 days ago I had no idea what the hell the Share A Coke campaign is.  I rarely drink  a Coke unless it’s at a bar accompanied by Captain Morgan’s or Bacardi.  So I was REALLY clueless. Then my Snapchat and Instagram feeds started to  blow up with the photos of the specially designed bottles with familiar names. Research time!

Coke launched the promotion in the UK back in 2013 and saw a measurable amount of success.  So much so that they  decided to give it a full launch to about 80 markets around the globe this year. The Share A Coke  campaign was heavily promoted during the FIFA World Cup and like many Americans shouting for team USA I guess I missed those adverts too!

From what I have read it hasn’t been as successful in the US and other places as it was in the UK. I blame that on poor marketing! Last January Coke posted it’s first quarter loss in 15 years and some speculated this campaign would help it snap back.  Although, a 1 percent drop on 12 billion dollars in revenue  is hardly going to force them to close their doors.

From what I have read it hasn’t been as successful in the US and other places as it was in the UK. I blame that on poor marketing! If I just found out about it then their marketing department needs a restructure. I would have been Instagraming and Tweeting with all of my other namewhore friends.  There was never any mention of ordering directly from Coca Cola or regional vendors to get the product for special occasions or people. Where is the custom bottle option ? Coke we’ll pay!!    Continue reading

T mobile abolishes data overages and contracts

T-Mobile Competition Crusher Or Frenemy?

T-Mobile has been crushing the competition this year. They’ve abolished contracts, data overages, international roaming and texting charges . They’re heavily promoting their Jump program ( anytime upgrades) and offering decent trade in amounts for old phones. 
They want new customers so bad they are paying early termination fees for customers who switch from other carriers.  It’s working they’ve acquired almost 5 million new subscribers in the last 18 months.
I recently lost my phone  and decided it was time for an  upgrade. They plans were a lot different than the last time I changed which was about three years ago.  These no contract plans with all the frills are not only better but cheaper. Get this

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