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Wedding Confetti Poppers

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In the initial days, at the wedding ceremony, wedding confetti thowing event wasn’t considered as much important as today. The little pieces of colored paper thrown over the bride and groom after their wedding ceremony has gathered many followers over the years. It is one of the most eagerly awaited events in a wedding.

Confetti poppers is a toy which makes popping sounds when confetti is ejected with the help of a spring attached to it. This toy is popularly called as party poppers. Confetti poppers are generally covered in a plastic container small enough in size to fit any person’s hand in order to contain the confetti. They are usually designed this way so as to make it less frail and easily movable. Confetti poppers can be transformed in almost any shape irrespective of the event it is being used with the most popular confetti popper form being the champagne bottle shape.
The confetti is held in a thin paper cap at one end of the popper until the ejection charge is deployed. Confett paper may be either wax-coated which will be thicker and more rebounding, or the more common kind a thin paper membrane which can easily be ejected from the popper. Regardless of what kind of paper you use, it must be noted that when the confetti is ejected from the popper, it should be pointed away from the people. Doing so will send the confetti flying when it is ejected from the popper.

There will be a short string sticking out from the end of the confetti popper opposite to the paper cap. The user in control of the popper’s ejection charge will activate it sending the confetti spiralling into the air. The string will become small and compressed into a small and paper-covered explosive charge once it gets is pulled. The black powder (gun powder) which is in tiny amounts within it will get flared up, eventually leading to a small explosion when the charge gets compressed. The confetti will then escape from the paper and the cap the popper’s weakest point as a result of the explosive power of the charge. The device is considered a toy since the explosion formed is tiny when compared with other consumer fireworks because of the explosive ejection charge.

Written by chamiers

September 7th, 2011 at 7:05 am

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Homemade Gorilla Suit Costumes

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Gorilla suit costumes are a classic, and it doesn’t matter what you’re dressing up for. A gorilla suit costume is just as appropriate at a science fiction convention as it is at a Halloween party. And new versions of the classic gorilla costume look more realistic than ever.

Making your own gorilla suit costume can be a challenge, but it can be a fun way to spend some time with one of your kids, and it can save you a little bit of money. If you’re handy and like doing craft type stuff, give making your own gorilla suit for Halloween a try.

Your gorilla suit will need arms and a torso, as well as pants. I recommend sweatshirts and sweatpants, in black or gray. You can then attach the fur to the appropriate places on the costume. Get yourself a cool gorilla mask to top it off with, and you’ve got a homemade gorilla costume that can’t be beat.

If you really want to have some fun with a gorilla suit, try emulating some of the early Planet of the Apes movies to see if anyone is nostalgic enough to remember the films and make the connection. If you’ve got some buddies who are also science fiction geeks, you could even have someone dress as Charlton Heston from the movie. If someone is creative and artistic, you could set up your own Statue of Liberty prop so that you can re-enact the end of the original movie. That will really drive the crowd wild.

Collecting Spawn Comic Books

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I’ve been collecting Spawn comic books for years now. I’ll admit that they’re a guilty pleasure, especially the early issues. But something about the intensity of Todd McFarlane’s artwork kept me coming back for more, and I’ve collected Spawn ever since.

1992 was a good year for a lot of things. I was 22 years old, for one thing, so I had a great sex drive. I still had most of my hair, and even though I didn’t have a six pack, I wasn’t fat. And the first issue of Spawn arrived.

Comic book speculation was rampant in the early 1990’s. Comic book publishers would regularly publish five different version of a single comic book, with the only difference being an alternate cover on each version. Speculators drove prices higher than anyone would have believed. It all came crashing down eventually, and now the comic book market is about 10% of the size it was then.

Since so many copies of Spawn were published, they’re readily available. Comic book prices are made up of the following factors: scarcity, condition, and demand. If something is rare, it’s more valuable. Unless no one wants a copy of it. (That’s the demand aspect of comic book values.) Condition is the other important consideration, and comic book collectors are notoriously fussy about the conditions of their collectibles.

Since so many copies of Spawn were published, Spawn comic book prices are pretty reasonable. You can get a copy of the first issue for just $5 in near mint condition. Other issues in the series are even less expensive. Some gimmick issues might be worth a little bit more, like the David Finch illustrated version of #200, but even that is only worth $60. Collecting Spawn comics is an affordable pastime compared to collecting other comic book titles. You can learn more about Spawn at this Spawn fan site.

Written by randy

August 17th, 2011 at 11:52 am

Agricola Rules Summary

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I’m posting this Agricola rules summary because I’ve recently discovered the game, and I really enjoy it. Summarizing the rules helps me better understand how to play Agricola, which will make it easier for me to teach it to my friends. (And without friends to play Agricola with, what good is it anyway?) I know of at least one other site that summarizes the Agricola instructions, and I’ll try to do at least as good a job explaining the game here.

Agricola is an agricultural development game for 1 to 5 players. It takes between 30 minutes and one hour to play. Each player get a farmyard. The game also includes game boards for game actions and another board for major improvements.

At the beginning of each game, you play a couple living in a two room hut. Your goal is to improve your family’s living circumstances. The game has 14 rounds, and during each round, EACH member of a player’s family gets to take one action.

During the game, family members take actions like tending crops or repairing fences. Some turns include a harvest phase, which you MUST plan for. If you don’t, then you won’t have enough food to feed your family.

The most important strategy in Agricola is to have a large family. With more family members, you get to take more actions per turn.

Written by randy

August 16th, 2011 at 11:56 am

Eva Mendes Bio

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Eva Mendes is one of the leading American actress and model. Eve Mendes was born on 5 March 1974 in Miami Florida but she started her career in Los Angeles of Cuban American. She did her graduation from Herbert Hoover high school in Glendale, California. She was in college that she started her acting career. But professionally she began her acting career in 1998. She started to take acting classes with the renowned and esteemed acting instructor, Ivana Chubbuck. With the help of such an incredible acting coach, Eva Mendes appeared on the big screen.

Eva Mendes loves interior designing and if she had not been an actress, she would definitely have chosen interior designing as a profession. Moreover, her hobbies are music, sports such as biking, hiking and interior design.

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July 3rd, 2011 at 11:15 pm

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1950s Halloween Costume Ideas

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As many rebels and rock and roll icons as there were in the 50s, there were plenty of stuffed-shirt nerds and geeks as well. The “nerdy 50s guy” costume is a classic, and is easy to reproduce at home.

For a nerdy 50s guy, you’ll need to pick up the thickest, ugliest pair of glasses you can find. The stronger the “coke bottle lens” effect on your eyes, the better, and you should put a piece of tape on the bridge of the glasses. His hair would be slicked down rather than back, with a piece of hair sticking up on top or a cowlick on the side. Throw on an ugly bow tie, a pair of plaid pants belted way above the waist, and a too-tight button-down shirt and your 50s nerd costume is complete.

For a nerdy 50s girl, take the Poodle Skirt look to its most innocent extreme. Wear a plain Poodle Skirt hemmed well below the knee, a plain white top, nerdy girl glasses, hair in big ugly braids, and the clunkiest saddle shoes you can find.

Not everybody was cool in the 50s. Dressing up as a 50s nerd is much less predictable than the cool 50s leather guy. You can find more information about 50s costumes here and also here: 1950s costumes.

Written by randy

June 14th, 2011 at 11:51 am

List of Famous Psychics

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List of Famous Psychics

Psychics have been around for a long time, but some have gained considerably more fame that others. In some cases, famous psychics stretch back for hundreds of years. This list details some of the most well-known psychics, both old and new. If you’d really like to get a glimpse of your future, I suggest giving one of the many psychics in Maine a try.

  • Oracle at Delphi – Established in the 8th century BC, this priestess of Apollo delivered prophecies from the slopes of Mount Parnassus. She was mentioned by writers ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Ovid.
  • Nostradamus – A famous seer who wrote thousands of prophecies about future events. Many credit him with predicting Hitler, the 9/11 attacks, and a number of other important people and occurrences.
  • Daniel Dunglas Home – Rose to prominence in the Victorian period for his ability to speak to the dead and levitate.
  • Sylvia Browne – A famed psychic and spiritual medium who hosts a radio show and has assisted in more than 115 missing persons and murder cases. She has engaged in a long-running feud with magician and skeptic James Randi.
  • John Edward – A well-known psychic medium who also enjoys celebrity status as a television personality. Drew heavy criticism for a show where he communicated with the spirits of those who died on 9/11.
  • Miss Cleo – A shaman and psychic who rose to fame while providing psychic readings over the telephone from 1997 to 2003. While she uses a Jamaican accent, she was born Youree Dell Harris in Los Angeles, California.

There’s little doubt that more famous psychics will crop up in the years to come, although a number of charlatans will also make an appearance. Psychics in Michigan are always a good bet, as they deliver timely advice with a solid bedside manner.

Written by randy

March 30th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin Movies

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I’ve always enjoyed watching “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in the ring, and so I naturally followed him when he made the transition to the big screen. If you’re unfamiliar with his cinematic efforts, be sure to take a look at this list of Steve Austin movies. Many of these can be found at your local retail stores, and I suggest using Walmart coupons in order to save some money.

The Longest Yard (2005) – Austin has a supporting role as a brutal prison guard in this rambunctious comedy about a former NFL quarterback (Adam Sandler) who’s forced to organize a team of convicts to play football.

The Condemned (2007) – Stone Cold plays an innocent man awaiting execution in a South American prison. Then he finds himself dropped onto an isolated island and forced to battle other inmates from around the globe for the entertainment of an Internet audience. Co-starring UK tough guy Vinnie Jones.

Damage (2009) – After being released from prison, a con (Austin) tries to make things right with the widow of the man he accidentally killed by participating in underground fights.

The Stranger (2010) – An amnesiac (Austin) tries to remember his past while being pursued by the FBI and the Russian mob.

The Expendables (2010) – A group of mercenaries (including Jason Statham and Jet Li) attempt to liberate a South American country. Austin plays one of the bad guys who stands in their way, and there’s a climactic showdown between he and Sylvester Stallone. A real treat for fans of action movies from the ‘80s and ‘90s.

“Stone Cold” likes to drink beer, but I prefer a refreshing Coke whenever I watch movies. So the next time you’re about to enjoy a Steve Austin movie, redeem some Coca Cola coupons and enjoy the savings.

Written by randy

March 24th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Friday the 13th Movies

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For those who enjoy Friday the 13th movies, I’ve compiled a list of every film currently available. Pop yourself some popcorn (you can save a few bucks by using Orville Redenbacher coupons) and get ready to see countless teenagers sliced and diced.

  • Friday the 13th (1980) – Prior to the re-opening of Camp Crystal Lake, an unseen maniac begins killing off teenagers.
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) – Jason Voorhees takes over the duty of killing anyone who comes near Camp Crystal Lake.
  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982) – Jason kills even more teenagers and dons his famous hockey mask for the first time. Shot in 3D.
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) – Jason meets his match in young Tommy Jarvis (Corey Feldman), a kid obsessed with horror and special effects.
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) – A copycat killer matches wits with a traumatized Tommy Jarvis.
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) – Jason is accidentally resurrected and heads straight for Camp Crystal Lake to resume his murderous ways.
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) – Jason Voorhees takes on a teenager with telekinetic abilities.
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) – Jason hitches a ride on a cruise ship bound for New York City.
  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) – When his body is destroyed, Jason must possess various individuals in order to complete an unholy ritual.
  • Jason X (2002) – Set over 400 years in the future, Jason is thawed and goes on an outer space rampage.
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003) – Jason takes on the wisecracking master of dreams, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund).
  • Friday the 13th (2009) – A reboot of the series featuring Jason killing more teens while his origin is explored.

I get all my Friday the 13th movies from Netflix. Check them out, as there are Netflix plans to meet any budget.

Written by randy

March 24th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Halloween Movies on DVD

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If you’re a fan of Michael Myers or slasher movies in general, you’ll want to check out all the Halloween movies on DVD. This list details every film in the series that’s available for the home video market, and I also suggest that you check out Starz Play on Netflix for a streaming alternative.

Halloween (1978) – John Carpenter helped invent the slasher genre and Jamie Lee Curtis made a name for herself as a babysitter stalked by an unstoppable killer in a mask. Donald Pleasence is the dedicated doctor trying to stop the madman.

Halloween II (1981) – Picking up where the first film left off, Michael Myers follows Laurie Strode (Curtis) to the hospital and continues his killing ways.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) – The owner of a toy company plans to kill children on Halloween through the use of special masks. This has nothing to do with the Michael Myers storyline.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) – Michael comes out of a coma and goes after the young daughter (Danielle Harris) of Laurie Strode.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) – Surviving his injuries from the previous film, Michael Myers once again stalks Jamie Lloyd.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) – An occult angle is introduced in this sequel that stars Paul Rudd in an early role.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) – Twenty years after the first film, Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode to battle the masked maniac.

Halloween: Resurrection (2002) – Michael returns to Haddonfield to menace a group of young people making a reality show.

Halloween (2007) – A reboot from Rob Zombie, with greater attention paid to the reasons behind Michael’s madness.

Halloween II (2009) – Another film from Rob Zombie, this time taking a look at Laurie’s descent into insanity.

That concludes our look at Halloween movies on DVD. When I’m watching “The Shape” go on a bloody rampage, I like to stuff my face with popcorn and a hot dog or two. For the latter, I recommend tracking down some Oscar Mayer coupons in order to save a few bucks. And be sure to keep an eye out for additional Halloween films, as the lucrative franchise is still alive and well.

Written by randy

March 24th, 2011 at 6:59 pm