Invisible Shield Offers Awesome 50% Off Sale For Memorial Day


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Take advantage of a significant discount offer on Invisible Shield device protectors made by Zagg that’s available for the Memorial Day weekend through to May 27th, 2009. Just remember the discount is not automatic, you have to apply the code “memday09” when you check out to get the discount.

Get your shields for all the various portable electronic devices you carry whether it’s an iPod, iPhone, mobile phone, mp3 player, gaming device, GPS, PDA, laptop computer or even the face of your watch. These incredible shields are made from military grade film which was originally designed to protect helicopter blades, so the film has to be strong and extremely thin. It’s designed so that no other protection for your device is needed. It allows you to be able to use your device and plug it into charger bases or use plug in ports without the need to remove the film. This is especially the case for iPods in that you will have no trouble putting your iPod into a dock with the invisible shield applied. The film is extremely resistant to scratches so its a one time purchase for your electronic device unlike the generic screen protectors you can buy in electronic shops which tend to need frequent replacement once they’re all scratched up.

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Canadians Like It On Top T-Shirts – Limited Availability

Canadians Like It On Top T-Shirt DesignT-Shirt Hell is running a limited time running of their “Canadians Like It On Top” T-Shirt design for their “Private” members. Don’t worry, membership is free and easy to sign up for if you want one of the t-shirts.

The deal is that for a limited time, in this case, until May 31st, you’ll be able to select one of the Private collection shirts which are past best selling shirts that are no longer carried, and during the window of limited availability, you can get these retired shirt designs. As always, some of the designs are downright lewd and crude, but make for funny t-shirts. And their current selection of shirts are also available. All are custom made to order, so you get to pick the style of shirt, the color and size you like. I bought two of the “Canadians Like It On Top” design in a couple of different colors so be sure to get your own too.

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Join Me June 4th To See Dame Edna Everage

Dame EdnaAustralia’s Barry Humphries is bringing his legendary character, Dame Edna Everage, to San Diego the first week of June. The character with distinctive glasses and mauve hair is a self-proclaimed global megastar, and downright a comedy legend. According to legend, Dame Edna originates as once having been a simple housewife from Moonie Ponds, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

The character of Dame Edna has taken on a remarkable life of its own doing everything from stand-up comedy shows (such as the one coming to San Diego) to hosting variety specials (such as “The Dame Edna Experience” for the BBC and more recently “The Dame Edna Treatment” for ITV) as well as hosting a peculiar game show called “Dame Edna’s Neighborhood Watch” where really the game show is a set-up for one unsuspecting woman who’s about to see her home ransacked by a tv camera crew and Dame Edna’s bridesmaid, Madge Allsop (played by the late Emily Perry).

I saw Dame Edna’s appearance in Los Angeles during her “Back With A Vengeance Tour” and I was excited to see San Diego included on this tour entitled “The First Last Tour.” I’m attending on the night of Thursday, June 4th, and would to invite others in San Diego to join me for the show. Tickets are available from TicketMaster by clicking here and leave a comment below to let me know you’re coming.

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Great Deal On A Netbook From TigerDirect

I just took advantage of a great deal from TigerDirect.com on an Acer Aspire One Netbook. I’ve been wanting to try a netbook and TigerDirect offered a price I couldn’t refuse. $229.99 and $1.99 for shipping. Sure it’s a refurbished model, but the best deals are usually on refurbished products and I’ve always had good luck buying refurbished items. Click here if you want to check out the details on the model I purchased, and you can even pick one up for yourself if they still have any left.

Normally I would have opted for an HP netbook as most of my last few computers have all been HP products and I quite like their machines. But I picked up a great deal on an Acer desktop PC right after Christmas (also from TigerDirect) that I am willing to give one of Acer’s ultra portable PCs a chance. I like the idea of the netbooks being so portable that I’m sure I’ll be reaching for it far more than I will my other PCs. I currently have a HP laptop with a 14 inch screen and at the time I bought it, it was the best deal I could find on a laptop with as small as screen as possible. Sony’s VAIO series offered smaller ones but for outrageously higher prices, but the truth is I really wanted something with a smaller screen because the lighter it is, the more practical it becomes to take with you. At least that’s my opinion.

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Star Trek By J.J. Abrams Is Amazing

Star Trek - The IMAX PosterI’ve been hesitant to write a review for the movie because it was just an absolutely amazing experience. I saw the film on the night of its release in IMAX and in the week since seeing it for the first time, saw it two additional times. And to be honest, I might go back and see it again, at least one more time. It was just brilliant. Star Trek is officially revived.

J.J. Abrams, who directed and produced the film, has made it quite clear that he was not a Star Trek fan, but wisely decided to surround himself with people who were. Additionally in developing the characters of the Original cast characters, Abrams conducted interviews with the surviving cast members to get their insights into their portrayals of the characters so that it could help guide how the new cast members would fill those roles. Tapping Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, two long time fans, to write the screenplay, the script brilliantly is laced with loving references to the Original Series as well as previous films that provide the ultimate homage to all that has come before. It also is a welcome tribute to the long time fans because it’s like an acknowledgment that the script is in the hands of people who want to do justice to the legacy of Star Trek without trampling over it.

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Best Buy – Incredible Star Trek And Samsung Blu-Ray Player Sale

Best BuyBest Buy stores are offering an incredible deal this week for Star Trek fans who want a great deal picking up the new Star Trek Movies collection on Blu-Ray if they also pick up a brand new Samsung Blu-Ray Player.

As the Star Trek Movies collection got released this week in two special box sets, the first of which is the set of all six Original Cast movies from “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” through “Star Trek Vi: The Undiscovered Country” and includes an exclusive seventh disc “The Captain’s Summit” which features a seventy minute round table discussion between William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, and hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. The second set is entitled “The Star Trek Trilogy” which contains the movies, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, ” and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” which never officially were a trilogy, but their plot lines continue each other. The Blu-Ray sets, both are on sale individually for $89.99 the six movie set and $39.99 for the trilogy set.

However, the best deal comes when you add on a Samsung Blu-Ray player. When paired with a Samsung Blu-Ray player this week, the sale price for the Star Trek Blu Ray box sets drop to $19.99 for the six movie collection, and $4.99 for the trilogy. And the low end and high end models of Samsung Blu-Ray players are also discounted by $50 each. So quite literally, it’s possible to get Samsung’s BD-P1600 model for $249.99 with the first six Star Trek movies for $19.99 more, and even with sales tax added, you’re still walking out of the store getting a discount on the player and getting the Star Trek movies for free. It’s less than $300 total for the player and the six movies. What a deal.

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WOW! Excellent Customer Service At Apple Store

Apple StoreYesterday, after visiting my mom for Mother’s Day, I stopped at the Apple Store at Westfield – North County Fair and needed to exchange the Nike+ sensor I had bought in December because I couldn’t get it to work yesterday and I thought it might be a dead battery. The battery is supposed to be good for 1,000 miles, but so far I’ve only gotten about 200 miles on it. So I was a little ticked off that it wasn’t working so I could get in a 2 mile run before visiting my mom.

Before I determined the battery was the most likely source of the problem, I thought the 3.0 beta of the Operating System (OS) was causing the problem. I had managed to get a few runs in using the new OS, even though a couple of those runs ended up not being tracked because the Nike application crashed the iPod. Just to be sure I reinstalled the Operating System but that didn’t fix the problem. So on that basis I figured it was the battery causing the problem.

Well I printed off my purchase receipt since the store emailed me my receipt at the time of purchase. (How cool is that?) And sure enough, I walked right in, talked to one of the employees at the Apple Store and they were more than happy to help me out with no grief whatsoever. The Nike+ sensor was exchanged for a new one in just a matter of minutes and they even went so far as to renew the warranty to the date of the exchange as opposed to the original purchase. I am extremely impressed with the service I received at the Escondido Apple Store. It’s so rare to see service that doesn’t treat you like a criminal for needing assistance. I am so happy to be recommending their stores.

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Oprah / KFC Coupons Not Honored By Rude KFC Employees

Oprah KFC BucketAfter what a complete pain in the rear it was to even get a copy of the coupon in the first place, now KFC had decided to not honor the coupons at all. Instead what they are doing is having you exchange the coupon for a rain check form where you can attach the original coupon and mail it in, or give it to the store manager and they will send it in for you, and KFC will mail you a new coupon, that not only has the original deal, but this time includes a free Pepsi beverage.

As I mentioned in my blog post the other day about the process of getting a coupon in the first place, this cluster fuck has basically turned into a public relations nightmare, because not only were some locations (mostly franchisee locations) refusing to honor the coupons (fair enough, coupon does say participating locations), but the company pulls the plug on them despite the May 19th expiration date. And that doesn’t even include how angry the PETA folks that are all about animal abuse are at Oprah Winfrey for even being involved in such a giveaway. Just goes to show you can’t please everyone all of the time.

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Test Driving the iPod Touch OS 3.0 Beta 4

iPhone OS 3.0 SoftwareI’ve had a few days to test drive the new iPhone Operating System (OS) on my iPod Touch and it’s been fun and interesting trying out the new software. I am currently on the Beta 4 version of the software which was released about a week ago.

So far, the new features like the search and being able to cut and paste have been pretty cool but for me seems to be of limited use my iPod Touch is primarily an iPod. I don’t manage a contact database on it, and I use it for rather limited Internet use, like some web browsing and checking e-mail. A detailed list of features being added can be found by clicking here.

I’ve really been impressed with the new and improved maps application. It now provides turn by turn directions and can even map you routes for a car, walking, and bus routes. Granted the bus routes have some limited application in terms of distances covered. They even allow easy access to Google’s street view images. I’ve been playing with that a little bit. Really nicely improved tool. Also the music player has been improved slightly in that the slider for the position in the song works a little more easily and they’ve improved how it handles audio books, such as a feature to repeat the last 30 seconds in place of the Genius logo.

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Oprah Winfrey Presents A Free KFC Grilled Chicken Meal

KFC Grilled ChickenToday Oprah Winfrey partnered up with Kentucky Fried Chicken to offer the nation a 2-piece Grilled Chicken Meal with 2 side items for free. The catch is you have to download the coupon today between 9:00 am and 9:59 pm Central time. The coupon remains valid everyday until the 19th with the exception of May 10th due to Mother’s Day. (Do you really want to treat your mother to KFC for Mother’s Day?)

The information about the promotion is available at Oprah’s site by clicking here. The promotion originally required visitors to download the coupon by first going to UnthinKFC.com and it would provide a link to Coupons.com where it would allow you to print a single coupon that’s individualized with a barcode so each coupon could only be used once. Well the site powering it requires the installation of a proprietary coupon printing software so you can’t save the coupon, but only print it immediately.

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