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What IS the Tesla Model S?

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For quite some time now, I have been in a state of utter obsession with the Tesla Model S. The car has turned out to become a phenomenon, something which is all the more spectacular, given the fact that company executives decided early on that a paid marketing campaign would not accompany the launch, and clearly was not necessary anyhow. The car is selling at a rate and a pace that simply cannot be kept up with, the demand being so high that some rare individuals are buying one, using it for a short while, and then selling it pre-owned for even more than what they paid for it. But, if … [Read More...]

Fall / Winter 2014 Men’s Cologne Review

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To say that 2014 has been a slow year for the men's fragrance industry is a tactfully-stated fact. Week after week, my exploratory trips to the perfume counters have turned up bleak with an astonishingly low number of new releases. While this presented itself as somewhat of an issue in the warmer months, there has been a slight increase in activity for the winter months, coupled with a perennial host of classics that have stood the test of time. This season I've pulled together a few new scents, and partnered them alongside some veterans from my collection. I selected these scents not only … [Read More...]

Hold On, We’re Going Home – ASTR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqHuSmAfL5s My brother and I were sitting last night, listening to his Spotify list with all kinds of great music, and this song by Drake came on. I got the urge for one reason or another to start doing some playlist building. One thing led to another, and by the time I'd made it to iTunes to purchase HIS version of the song, I'd already listened to several other covers. My love of progressive house music turned me on to the atmospheric and ethereal pulse of it all. Comment away, and let me know YOUR favorite covers, or what you think goes well on a … [Read More...]

Understanding Male Fashion Trends

I sat down recently to begin writing my interpretation on the upcoming male fashion trends for the 2014 fashion year, now that New York Fashion Week has made its statements, and North America is beginning to thaw out to temperatures that will welcome some lighter apparel. But first, a little introspection into how what you and I wear comes to be. Personally speaking, one of the most mystifying things for me, even with a reasonable understanding of the mechanics of the process, is how what's seen on the runways every spring -- the things most of us would never dream of wearing -- trickles … [Read More...]

Yes, this happened. In Texas.

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Dale Hansen has never been a sportscaster who shied away from speaking his mind. On Monday evening, he took to the air to speak out about Michael Sam coming out and voicing a honest and sincere opinion on the hypocrisy surrounding so many of the responses to Sam's brave action. You might need to rub your eyes and watch this at least once more - after all, it's coming from a sports reporter in Texas. But no, this really did happen and end up on both the air and on WFAA's website (where you can still find it - the link is below). As a resident of Texas, I'm always heartened to discover that … [Read More...]

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe – WOW; that’s all…

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The S-Class Coupe. Think of it as Miranda Priestly's weekend driver's car. Now, you may be asking - "This is the downtown dweller, a blog for, eh, 20-something to whatever age men... realistic guys... so why are you showing us a $100,000+ luxury coupe?" Good question. And I think I have a good answer. One, because it's awesome. Two, because it's a pretty revolutionary release. But three, because it's Mercedes paving the way of the future of the automobile. They have arguably and without a doubt become the leader in the luxury segment, possessing more iconographic pure luxury motor yachts … [Read More...]

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BMCA9ASZSKJA This post is to verify for technorati … [Read More...]

Green Drinks – One Trend That’s Actually Worth Your Time

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Of course, the headline of the article is my opinion, but, at the same time there are certain things that are just indisputable. Just a warning: this is a huge post. But it's the summation of a TON of information I've learned and waded through. You've seen them everywhere. Oprah has had them on her show with Dr. Oz. Naked, Bolthouse Farms, Odwalla and many others offer them at your local supermarket, countless recipe books have been published just in the past year. Are they the be-all-end-all weight loss solution? Not entirely. But that was never my fascination with them anyhow.  You … [Read More...]

Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue

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7 of The Best Covers You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

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The interwebs went abuzz several days ago with the news that Miley Cyrus is doing an MTV Unplugged concert. Does she have the voice to pull it off? Will she wear actual clothing? Will she twerk? Will there be stuffed animals onstage? How often will she stick out her tongue? Honestly folks, I think there's little reason to fret - behind all the twerking and tongue-thrusting and teddybears and foam hands, Miley's got a pretty damn good voice, as you'll see in this feature some of the best covers. She's also capable of putting in a performance where she's not acting a hot flaming mess. … [Read More...]

Life

Vacation, going unplugged, and other related things…

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Unless you live under a rock, you are surely aware of the plight those of us fortunate enough to fall under the umbrella of “GenX/GenY/Millenials” are facing. We amass mountains of debt getting degrees that either 1) don’t help us land a job, 2) get us a job where we’re underpaid & overworked, or 3) we never use at all. We are told we probably won’t have it as good as our parents, let alone have more opportunity than our parents have had. They (whoever “they” is) say we are so addicted to technology that we lack the skills to interact on a face-to-face, personal basis with anyone. Some … [Find out what happens next...]

Style

Fall / Winter 2014 Men’s Cologne Review

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To say that 2014 has been a slow year for the men's fragrance industry is a tactfully-stated fact. Week after week, my exploratory trips to the perfume counters have turned up bleak with an astonishingly low number of new releases. While this presented itself as somewhat of an issue in the warmer months, there has been a slight increase in activity for the winter months, coupled with a perennial host of classics that have stood the test of time. This season I've pulled together a few new scents, and partnered them alongside some veterans from my collection. I selected these scents not only … [There's more to the story...]

Technology

Economical Entertainment: Satellite and Cable Alternatives

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I am fed up with paying a ton for nothing. Who's with me? "Oh, but you'll get the Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, this, that, with this package, and we'll give you a $30 a month discount for a year, etc..." We've all heard it before. The spiel of the satellite / cable guy and his best attempts to get you set up, but not until he gets in your pocket first. I realize, I'm getting a ton of stuff, but I am not using it. The majority of us aren't, and most cable and satellite packages are structured such that so many of the channels we all want aren't on the cheapest package; it always requires an … [Take me to the rest...]

Travel

Four Fantastic Gay Vacation Spots

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One of my favorite things, when I'm feeling tied up in the city and wanting to get out, is to browse through the enormous community-driven compendium of all places beautiful and sunny on WikiTravel. Written by and for the world in a very "Google-like" frame of mind, set up and just as easy to navigate as Wikipedia, yet just for travel-related things, it's a gorgeous site to navigate and explore. Sure, the usual places come to mind - San Francisco, NYC, Chicago, Miami, NOLA, etc... but I wanted to feature some of those a little more off the beaten path, some really great gay vacation spots. … [Find out where this story is going...]