Here, Let Batman, Superman, or Darth Vader Read That For You

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While holding tens of thousands of songs on a MicroSD card smaller than our pinky finger's fingernail is impressive, you'll be hard-pressed to find many electronics outside of a cellphone with a slot that can actually take the card as is. In most cases you need an adapter, and usually that adapter is a boring old piece of plastic that just looks like a normal SD card. That's dumb. Why plug your MicroSD card into something that drab when instead MIMOCO will let you shove it inside some of your favorite pop-culture icons and then insert them into your computer or other device's USB slot and get that sweet data release you so crave. Make a euphemism out of that, we dare you.

To celebrate MIMOCO's new MIMOMicro line, we're giving away one of each of the eight available figures: Batman, Darth Vader, Superman, Wonder Woman, Chewbacca, C-3PO, the Millennium Falcon, and Yoda. Want to win one? Read on to find out how.

Aug
02
2012
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Let USB Bane and Batman Reenact "The Dark Knight Rises" On Your Desktop

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Maybe you didn't know, but on Friday, as possibly as early as midnight for some of us, the closing installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman saga, The Dark Knight Rises (like you really didn't know), hits theaters. Coincidentally, Mimoco, the makers of customized pop culture-themed USB flash drives, have released The Dark Knight Rises editions of their character USBs with one as Tom Hardy's Bane and the other as Batman (we'll just assume it's Christian Bale's likeness). Instead of moaning about how there's no Commissioner Gordon flash drive or what the downside of letting a full-scale socioeconomic war unfold on your desktop might be, let's focus on the fact that we're giving way one of each to one lucky reader. That's right. You, yes you, can reenact the epic clashes of Batman and Bane on your desktop (either one) in USB form. And, to answer your question nerds: no, the Batman USB drive is not articulated to bend in half.

To find out how you can win the two Mimoco Dark Knight Rises USBs, just keep reading.

Jul
18
2012
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I Guess It's Pretty Clear Who the "Boss" Is

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Besides a single Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series for Kelsey Grammer, the first season of Boss was a dramatic opus that went largely unappreciated thanks to the fact that it aired on Starz. Starz has had some great programming (see the excellent Party Down), and its continuing Spartacus series has become something of the network's flagship series - but Boss could change that. The fictionalized look at Chicago politics sees Grammer playing a Daley-esque mayor who has sacrificed his relationships with his family to get where he is. Now, as the head honcho and kingmaker of Chicago politics, a number of controversies and a serious ailment threaten to bring his world crashing down around him. The series thus far has some incredible writing, and the stunning performance of Grammer leading a cast consisting of Connie Nielsen, Martin Donovan, Kathleen Robertson, and Hannah Ware make it a show worth seeking out.

That's where we come in: we're giving away three copies of the first season of Boss on DVD, and if you want to find out how to win one, just keep reading.

Jul
16
2012
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How Long Before the Guys of "American Pickers" End Up on "Hoarders"

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In American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel the United States looking for diamonds of Americana in the 'rough' we call the average person's home, backyard, barn, shed, basement, etc. The amount of stuff they come across boggles the mind, and what's more enthralling is how diverse it all is. Most of the stuff they find they clean up and sell for a sizable profit, however they also remark how they plan on keeping a fair share of items as well. If American Pickers goes on for a few more seasons, Wolfe and Fritz are going to have a definite hoarding problem. Granted, they're hoarding some genuinely cool, retro signs and large classic carnival rides, but still - they've accumulated a lot of stuff.

The third season of American Pickers is now out on DVD, and if you want to know how you can win a copy, just keep reading.

Jun
24
2012
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Not Many People Give Away Their "Family Jewels" on DVD

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Although, maybe that's because most people's "family jewels" aren't exactly photogenic, or when they are, they're mistaken for satellite images of Iraq (see: Arrested Development). Really though, you have to hand it to a guy who was able to get A&E to essentially call a show Gene Simmons's Balls. Well done, Gene Simmons. Not only that, he's managed to keep his balls on air for six years. Gene Simmons Family Jewels gives an inside look at the daily dealings of an old rock star's family, much like The Osbournes though with nowhere near as much fanfare because it wasn't the first to get there. The sixth season is split, between normal everyday stuff and the big wedding, and across two DVD sets.

And, wouldn't you know it, we're giving away a set of both halves of the season on DVD. To find out how you can win, just keep reading.

Jun
20
2012
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Can You Figure Out How to Win Season 2 of "Decoded" on DVD?

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If you're like Brad Meltzer, you're almost entirely convinced the Riddler was the architect of just about every government institution, major civilization, and unexplained phenomenon. And while we're not going to take a side on that either way, life would be a hell of a lot more interesting and frustrating if that was really true. When someone around us starts talking about secret conspiracies and complicated codes written into state's documents or the walls of ancient monuments, we tend to write them off as crazy (because a lot of them are). However, when the person has a wealth of history at their finger tips and they can tell a compelling story, then we're less likely to dismiss them as crazy. That's exactly the role Brad Meltzer plays with his show Decoded.

Curious for a look? Then you're in luck because we're giving away two copies of the second season on DVD. If you want to know how to win, just keep reading.

Jun
18
2012
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So You Wanna Be A Super "Pawn Star" and Live Large?

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They say that one man's trash is another man's treasure, but a less common adage is that one man's precious heirloom is potentially a few months rent if the guys of Pawn Stars will give them enough.  It's not said too often, sure, but considering how half the shows on A&E are about people buying other people's things to try and make a profit, I wouldn't be surprised if it catches on. Pawn Stars just finished its fifth season, and the sixth won't start until much later this year. If you find yourself suffering from Chumlee withdrawal, then you mind find some comfort in the fact that the fourth season of Pawn Stars just hit DVD. Better yet, we have two copies to give away.

Want one? Keep reading to find out how to win one.

Jun
18
2012
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Win a "Dog" We Found on the "Streets"

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It's not everyday we get to give away a live animal in one of our contests, and today is no exception. Instead of an actual dog, like a terrier, you'll have to settle for one with long, dirty blond hair, some guns, and a mug that reminds Mickey Rourke it can always get worse. Dog the Bounty Hunter might be A&E's most newsworthy show ever, if not because it involves tracking down felons, but because of all the controversy that's swarmed around it for years.The series will soon be coming to a close, under less than optimal circumstances, and so if you're a fan, you can prolong the "magic" a little while longer with Dog the Bounty Hunter: Taking it to the Streets, a DVD compilation of four episodes.

To find out how you can win, just keep reading.

Jun
14
2012
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Look, We Can't All Live in a Yellow Submarine. It's Finite.

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There comes a point when being special ceases to be special because everything is special. For example, if we all live in a yellow submarine, it ceases to be quirky. It's just the accepted thing that people do. Of course it does make you wonder what kind of post-apocalyptic world the Beatles imagined for us. Why don't we live on land anymore? Why must we live beneath the depths of the sea? Has the Earth's surface become uninhabitable? A war between colorful nuclear nations? Is it too hot? Too cold? Are we living in separate yellow submarines or one large one? If separate, is it possible to visit friends in other submarines? If one submarine, is it really big or are there only a few of us left? Curse you, Paul McCartney, why did you have to be so vague? Whatever the answers may be, the Beatles song "Yellow Submarine" became an animated film two years later, and both are firmly cemented as iconic pieces of pop culture.

Enough of this discussion of post-apocalyptic and possibly overpopulated submarines, because we're giving away a copy on Yellow Submarine on DVD so you can decide for yourself.

Jun
14
2012
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Win a Blu-ray or DVD Father's Day Prize Pack

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Father's Day is but a week away, and while it'd be great if we could give away a set of golf clubs or a power tool to help you out, because stereotypical father's love such things, we just can't. Unfortunately, we just don't have the budget for that, and none of us would have a clue about whether or not what we were giving away was worth anything at all anyways. When it comes to DVDs and Blu-rays, though, we've got a much better idea of what works, and so we've cobbled together a collection of things from A&E, The History Channel, and elsewhere to create two gift packs to win for your dad (or, if you are a dad, for you to give to your kids to then re-gift to you). One of them is all DVDs and the other all Blu-rays.

To find out how you can win, keep on reading.

Jun
10
2012
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