Swag On Saturday: Visit /r/beermoney

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Welcome back to another bright moment in hoarding history as we leave Swagbucks for a day and we focus instead, on an entire community that revolves around these small transactions.  It is here that I learned about this little side hobby and I bestow unto you the great knowledge base that is /r/beermoney.

Definitely thinking about a totally different Beer Money.
Definitely thinking about a totally different Beer Money.

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Suppose You Were To Die Tonight. What Would You Say?

There will be no images in this post.  This post will not even be that long.  I won’t even swear about ridiculous things and I won’t root out minority groups in badly designed jokes.  I won’t go on a political tirade or even try to type out a lecture in some elaborate effort to change the way people think or live.  No.  Tonight I write a letter to you, the reader of this article, because sometimes we have to cut ourselves away from the silly day-to-day shenanigans and force some perspective into our weary minds.

This is some inspired fiction, based on something that happened a few days ago to a good friend of mine.  Tonight, I visited him in the hospital.  He’s okay, everything’s fine.  But it’s 10:30.  I have a ton of work to do and I can’t be bothered to be writing something five people may read.

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Will Connor McGregor Be Humbled?

Like so many other things that I write about and make great strides to sound like an expert, but am not an expert in, I cannot say that I know a great deal about the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  I have had an on and off relationship with the company and it started when I was relatively young.  Recently, however, my best friend has brought me to enjoy the events that they hold each month, with banners held high by a few famous fighters.  Currently my favorite fighter is a filthy looking, trash talking, cocky Irishman that everyone has a few nicknames for.  I call him Pig Pen, mainly because no matter what, he looks like he always needs a bath.  Dude looks filthy.  This article is about today’s “Presser” which is a ridiculous word that has replaced the superior “press conference.”  Apparently, Mystic Mac (Nickname for McGregor) had some choice words to say to his next opponent, Rafael Dos Anjos, the whateverweight (155 lbs) champion.

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Hateful Eight: Reasons You Should Make Tarantino Richer (Favorite Things)

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So last week I introduced you to the Hateful Eight’s primary cast. the actual eight characters in the title.  I may have even been a little overzealous about the schmoozing I was doing on every character except Madsen’s Joe Gage (The more I think about Joe Gage, the more preposterous his presence feels).  I may have even sounded a bit like Tarantino’s directing abilities exceed all of the greatest directors.  If I did, well, guess what?  I’M NOT DONE!  BAD WORDS AHEAD.

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Apparently I Missed the Greatest Football Game Ever

Last night, according to Reddit, the NFL and a gaggle of Facebook friends, the greatest game in NFL history was played between the Green Bay Packer and the Arizona Cardinals.   The game had some controversies to it, as all barn burning events tend to.  Hell, it started with one:

Would you look at that?  The coin didn’t flip at all!  They did reflip it, and the same team won the flip anyway.  However, referring to the actual NFL rule book (Oh this is hilarious):

ARTICLE 2. TOSS OF COIN

Not more than three minutes before the kickoff of the first half, the Referee, in the presence of both team’s captains (limit of six per team, active, inactive or honorary) shall toss a coin at the center of the field. Prior to the Referee’s toss, the call of “heads” or “tails” must be made by the captain of the visiting team, or by the captain designated by the Referee if there is no home team. Unless the winner of the toss defers his choice to the second half, he must choose one of two privileges, and the loser is given the other. The two privileges are:

      1. The opportunity to receive the kickoff, or to kick off

      2. The choice of goal his team will defend.

Penalty: For failure to comply: Loss of coin-toss option for both halves and overtime, and loss of 15 yards from the spot of the kickoff for the first half only.

For the second half, the captain who lost the pregame toss is to have the first choice of the two privileges listed in (a) or (b), unless one of the teams lost its first and second half options, or unless the winner of the pregame toss deferred his choice to the second half, in which case he must choose (a) or (b) above. Immediately prior to the start of the second half, the captains of both teams must inform the Referee of their respective choices.

A captain’s first choice from any alternative privileges listed above is final and not subject to change.

ARTICLE 3. CHANGE OF GOALS

At the end of the first and third periods, the teams must change goals. Team possession, the number of the succeeding down, the relative position of the ball on the field of play, and the line to gain remain the same.

Guess what isn’t in there?  Not a DAMN thing about that coin having to flip.  For a game with so many vague rules, who would have expected that the gridiron’s ambiguous rules would haunt even the most simple of processes?

This game gets better.

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Swag On Saturday: Nickel and Diming Throughout The Day

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A big part of earning Swag Bucks (SBs), is that you can do it as passively or as aggressively as you like.  Regardless of your approach, you will accumulate actual money over time and that means you can buy that bucket of live lady bugs you have been wanting since you were a little girl.  Some of the more passive ways to earn SBs is to find things you only have to click once, and in turn, you get one SB.

So what kinds of activities are offered that I can just click at from time to time?

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Hateful Eight: Mystery Done Right

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Before you read ahead thinking I am an objective, unbiased and professional movie critic, let’s just clear the air.  I love Quentin Tarantino Films.  I love his acting roles.  I love his uncanny ability to write dialogue that is just as hard hitting, crude, and violent as the scenes he films.  I love the way he can turn into a black guy when talking to black folks and a white guy when talking to white folks.  All of his movies are winners.  I own them, I watch them, I still talk about them in movie discussions.  All of this should allude to the fact that I am about kiss this movie’s ass.  Which should immediately lead you to the nearest theater to catch it before it heads to DVD.

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Let’s Talk Science: Fat People and Rats

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Light Apparently Has an Effect On Fat People – Health

In Australia some scientists looking for more ways to excuse fat people and further bolster the anti-fat shaming movement have come near a conclusion that light has an effect on BMI in preschool aged children.  However, interestingly enough, this study really stopped short of considering important elements like food and types of exercise.  It also does a poor job of separating types of light and can easily be interpreted either way.

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Sisters, a Solid 5/7!

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I’m not big on chick flicks.  I hate romance movies and romantic comedies get on my nerves.  However, when it comes to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the idea of the stereotypical groanfest caused from estrogen overflow is thrown out of the window and cuts to the chase:  It’s either going to be super funny, or really lame.  I went to this movie thinking it was another flick, but when I saw that other flick (It has Rebel Wilson and some skinny chick in it) as a trailer, I was immediately terrified.  What have I walked in to?  I knew nothing about Sisters, but when I saw the names attached, I was generally relieved.  I was not disappointed, I mean I gave it a perfect 5/7.

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Swag on Saturday: Watching Videos is Easy!

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So, do you want to make a quick buck doing something that requires little effort?  Head over to Swag Bucks and peruse the Watch section of the site.  When you enter this area, you will be introduced to the service and once you scroll down you will see many categories like Editor’s Picks, TV and Film, Recipes. Comedy, Health and many other topics.  The titles always change and the videos are constantly changing as well.  Why would you do such a thing?  Well…

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