How to Choose Good Dress Shoes

Hideous, no? Tragically, this kind of junk was my “dressy” footwear for the better part of three decades.

For most of my life I have been buying the wrong dress shoes. As I noted in an earlier post, I have been on a quest to find dress shoes that aren’t total garbage (see the above image). This search has turned out to be quite educational for me.

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How to Save Money on Eating Out

OMG. Oh my gouda. (Gouda not pictured.)

Dining out at restaurants is expensive. Like really expensive. Even if you go with “cheap” options like fast food, you are still spending at least 99 cents on a drink that costs less than a penny to make (about five-thousandths of a cent, to be exact). If you opt for more expensive offerings at dine-in restaurants, you can easily drop ten or twenty bucks (or more – especially if you order alcoholic beverages – more on that later).

The best way to save money on eating out is by… eating at home! Surprise! No really, wait, there’s more to this strategy.

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CNN Doomsday Video

The end of the world, according to TITAN A.E.

The good people over at CNN are dedicated to providing you with a live news feed right up to the moment when Earth is consumed by the death rays of a rampaging alien species.

According to Jalopnik, Ted Turner vowed that the last event ever covered on his news network would be the end of the world. At that point, he says, the final transmission will be a standard-definition recording of “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” supposedly the last song played by the band on the sinking RMS Titanic.

As civilizations crumble and the continents are engulfed by the rising tides of molten lava issuing forth from broken crust of the Earth, some noble CNN intern will, in the final throes of an excruciating death by fire and asphyxiation, slam the big red button that plays the grainy-ass video to a dying world.

Read more on legendary video, and see it for yourself, by clicking on the Jalopnik link below.

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Shotgun Showdown: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 500

I visited my folks last week and finally got the chance to try out my dad’s new Mossberg 500 “Persuader” 12-gauge shotgun.

I own the Remington 870 and I’ve shot some other Remington shotguns, but I had never fired the Mossberg before, so I was quite curious to see how this one held up to mine. Here’s what I found.

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Shark Attack in Morro Bay

I picked up a 35mm f/1.8 prime from the deal that I posted a couple weeks ago (I already had this lens, but it was stolen) and took it for a spin in Morro Bay, CA. Turns out there was a shark attack yesterday; we just missed it.

Apparently the birds don’t care.

EDIT: This lens, and the 50mm f/1.8 prime I mentioned in a previous post, are both on sale again. Don’t miss out!

Smaug on the Colbert Report

Last week, Smaug from THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES paid a visit to The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

The impressive CGI was provided by WETA and the character was voiced once again by Benedict Cumberbatch.

See the video below. What do you think?

Good deal on Nikon lenses + Lightroom 5

Buydig has some great deals on Nikkor lenses right now for Nikon mounts. Both the 35mm ($197) and 50mm ($217) AF-S f/1.8G lenses are quality, fast lenses for photographers on a budget. I have both, and I use them often and recommend them. And right now they come with a free copy of Adobe Lightroom 5! Buydig also offers free shipping and no tax in most states.

A few other lenses are also included in the sale, but these two are the highlights.

Grab them before they’re gone!

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