Well, at least you can get cook gift cards just for filling out surveys!
For the last couple of years I’ve been doing online surveys for a company called e-Rewards. Every couple of days you’ll get e-mailed a link to a survey. If you qualify for it, you get between $5 and $10 in e-Rewards cash. If you don’t, you get some change.
The good part is that once you get $10 in e-Rewards, you can start trading it in for discounts on the web.
Save up $50 in e-Rewards cash and you can trade it in for a $25 gift card to GameStop! So far I’ve gotten like 4 or 5 of them. All just for spending a few minutes filling out surveys!
So if you got some time to kill, and like gift cards, check out e-Rewards!
Ok, they didn’t really do that. But, with an ever expanding library of titles, it does seem like IDW is releasing new titles every week. Their newest?
This week, the Suicide girls released the first of a 4 issue mini series for IDW.
If you don’t know who or what the Suicide Girls are, you apparently haven’t been out much.
They’re a regular at Cons all over the US and around the world, they’ve published their own books (2 of them, with lots of pictures!), some videos (generally found on late night SkineMax), t-shirts, a hugely popular website, some apps, and now a comic!
So, what is a Suicide Girl?
On the surface, it’s just a group of hot girls with piercings and tattoos who like to show it off!
But underneath that, they’re all about empowerment of women and the expression of self without judgement.
They also take their clothes off a lot.
So, I just wrapped up the single player run of Mafia 2 for the PS3.
I originally got the game for free as a “thank you” for helping put together the release party for it back in August. But the version they sent was for the XBox, and it took me forever to convince someone at GameStop to let me swap it out for a PS3 version (thanks, Stuart!).
So, months after everyone else got their hands on the world of Vito, Joey and Mafia 2, I finally got to play!
Initially I thought I had figured out the game before I ever even popped it in the machine. I was sure it was basically GTA4, but set in the 1940’s.
When I first got the invite to the press screening for “Fast Five“, I actually cringed a little.
I saw the original “The Fast and the Furious” back in the day, and felt that the characters and story arcs were sufficiently wrapped up in that film and that there was no need for a sequel…. let alone FOUR SEQUELS.
I had actually all but written the review for the film before the lights in the theater even finished dimming.
And I’m happy to say that my opinion going in was…..
My e-Bay store is now at 999 feedback! Woo Hoo!
Who will be my 1,000th feedbacker?!?!
For my audition for Face Off Season 2 on SyFy, I needed to apply an appliance that I made, and I needed to apply it in under 15 minutes. It needed to make me into someone else, and after much debate, I decided to go for a half face torn open with lizard skin underneath. Basically, an homage to the TV series V, as well as an homage to Face Off, since half my Face would be…. well… Off.
I didn’t have a lot of time to make it, and it needed to be as simple as possible if I was going to be able to apply it in under 15 minutes.
I started off with a lifecast of myself from a few years back and some oil based clay.
If you don’t have a lifecast, you can use a mannequin head.
I sculpted the piece pretty quickly, the hardest part was getting the lizard scales aligned, but I think it came out pretty sweet!
Once I had it looking the way I wanted, built a small clay wall around the outer edge of the appliance to keep the plaster from getting everywhere.
The next step was to coat everything with Vaseline. The Vaseline keeps the plaster mold that we’re about to pour from sticking to the plaster face, and makes sure the clay comes out of the mold more easily later.
As I was under the gun, I used whatever plaster I had laying around, which happened to be Plaster of Paris. It’s not the best choice, but it will do in a pinch! The optimal choices are Hydrocal or UltraCal. But I didn’t have time to run out and get some.
I’m pretty sure that this is the squirrel that’s been invading my attic!!
Looks like the 10th season of Smallville on the CW is the season they bring in everyone they possibly can from the DC Universe!
So far we’ve seen most of the Legion of Superheroes, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Braniac, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, Bizarro, Metallo, Doomsday, Toyman, Mxyzptlk, The Flash, The Wonder Twins, and many, many more.
Now they’re bringing in 2 new characters for an upcoming episode titled “Booster”.