MANKIND UNPLUGGED http://mankindunplugged.com | Guy Stuff. Girl's View. Men's Lifestyle. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:34:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Kim Kardashian Balances A Champagne Glass On Her A** For Paper Magazinehttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/11/11/kim-kardashian-balances-a-champagne-glass-on-her-a-for-paper-magazine/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/11/11/kim-kardashian-balances-a-champagne-glass-on-her-a-for-paper-magazine/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:31:27 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22635 Kim Kardashian Paper Magazine Cover

Oh Kim! They say if you got it, flaunt it. In this case, Kim Kardashian clearly said why not! Kim decided to put her best asset on full frontal view for the masses and lets just say, there are a lot of happy men.


If Kim is trying to break the internet she is off to a good start with this photo. Would you agree? Here’s another question for you: real or fake? What do you think.

Kim Kardashian Paper Magazine Cover 3

Pause! Let’s take a moment to to reflect on this Rihanna photo.

Rihanna Esquire Magazine

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Top 5 Cars Chicks Like Dudes To Drivehttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/10/28/top-5-cars-girls-like-dudes-to-drive/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/10/28/top-5-cars-girls-like-dudes-to-drive/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:38:10 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22620 Dodge Challenger

Let’s get one thing straight: a certain type of girl is impressed by the kind of car you drive. In the spirit of this dare to come up with a list that no two people will agree on, let’s evaluate the top five cars chicks like to see dudes drive. Ready?

Dodge Challenger RT Classic
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Secretly, most women (especially younger girls) love to drive fast and want to cruise with a man in a timeless powerful car. Nothing says powerful muscle man like a Dodge Challenger. What women doesn’t like a man with muscles and power, right?

A modern classic muscle car re-imagined for the 21st century, the Dodge Challenger is lean and sports a ready-for-action profile. Starting at $40,000, the Challenger lets you make a bold statement while still being affordable. The latest Dodge Challenger is available with a V6 or V8 engine and reminiscent of the original model while loaded with modern-day refinement.

The Mercedes Benz S Class
Mercedes Benz S Class White
A Mercedes S Class is for the chick who likes a classy, sophisticated, business guy who will take care of her in one of his luxury estates and fly her to Paris for breakfast. A top-of-the-line model, this car costs about $94,400 and at a price close to nearly 6 figures, it’s not exactly cheap, but at least you can be assured of finding aftermarket deals that include genuine Mercedes parts.

The S Class is available with either a rear wheel or a four wheel drive and has a 6-liter AMG V12 engine that can ramp up to 621 horsepower when the driver takes full advantage of the 7-speed automatic transmission system. This car not only offers one of the most relaxing drives, but as the brand’s flagship model, it is also one of the most iconic luxury vehicles in the world.

The Ford F-150 Raptor
Ford F150 Raptor
This car is for a chick looking for an Indiana Jones of Crocodile Dundee kind of rugged individual who eats danger for breakfast. It’s the kind of car that John Wayne would get off his horse to ride. The Ford F-150 Raptor costs about $45,000. At this price range, a dude can throw in some additional luxuries to woo his woman.

This is yet another top of the line model. Its 6.2-liter V8 engine is capable of pushing to 411 horsepower and it uses a six-speed transmission. A buyer has a choice between getting a 4WD or a rear wheel drive. And, yes, it can tow and carry a big payload, too.

The Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover Range Rover
A Land Rover Range Rover is for a chick looking for a versatile man, one who can straddle between the savvy of a Mercedes Benz S Class and the rugged individualism of a Ford F-150 Raptor. Starting at $75,000, a dude can be assured of picking up a girl for a smooth ride in the city while handling the rigors of a countryside adventure.

The Range Rover’s engine is actually similar to the one used for a luxury Jaguar, but its body resembles that of an off-road vehicle. This car actually has two five-liter V8 engines. One is 375 horsepower. The other is 510 horsepower. The 6 speed transmission is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

The Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf
If you are looking to attract the earthy type of girl, an electric car should be at the top of your list. A man driving a Nissan Leaf appeals to a chick looking for a kind, gentle, soulful dude who cares about the environment. The first car by a major automobile company to run entirely on electricity, the Nissan Leaf is about $33,000. At this price, a dude can afford to spend more quality time with his lady.

Driving a Nissan Leaf is as simple as just plugging it in. With a 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor, you have the ability to charge at home, at the office, or on the expanding national charging infrastructure.

There you have it, five different cars that work for five completely different types of dudes out to impress their partners.

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Interview: Kyle Larson Talks NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Hula-Hooping, And Morehttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/10/19/interview-kyle-larson-talks-nascars-sprint-cup-series-sunoco-rookie-hula-hooping/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/10/19/interview-kyle-larson-talks-nascars-sprint-cup-series-sunoco-rookie-hula-hooping/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:44:56 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22596 Kyle Larson NASCAR

It’s very fitting for Kyle Larson to be driving the No. 42 Target car for Chip Ganassi Racing because he’s been taking aim and hitting his targets for several years now. Kyle has been racing since he was just 7, and has quickly risen through the ranks of NASCAR, making his debut in 2012 in the Camping World Truck Series, moving to the NASCAR Nationwide series in 2013 and now, just a year later, the Sprint Cup Series in 2014.

Larson, a Japanese-American, was the first Drive for Diversity participant to win a Rookie of the Year award (Nationwide Series 2013) in a NASCAR national touring series, although it’s not an added pressure in his mind…”I didn’t grow up any differently, so I don’t really think about it any differently.” He may consider himself just another driver out there, but with a stellar year, including five top-five finishes, he’s a likely contender to be the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year. That’s not easy to do, considering this year’s rookie class was one of the strongest in recent memory. Bullseye!

Although he fell short to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this year, that’s not slowing him down. Tam-Star caught up with Kyle to discuss his life on and off the track, including his rookie campaign, the Ganassi Sound Garage project, why he takes in a little HGTV whenever possible, and his unexpected talent away from his car. We won’t spoil the fun just yet, but would you believe a hula-hoop is involved? Kyle Larson has a lot to share. He may still be a rookie in some sense this year, but he’s just getting started and on target for years of success.

Kyle Larson Racing

Tam-Star: What has been the most difficult thing about transitioning from Nationwide to Sprint Cup?

Kyle: The most difficult thing is probably the competition level is really good. Everybody in the cup series is the best at what they do. The teams are all really good, they build great race cars, so I’d just say the overall depth and quality of competition has been the toughest.

Tam-Star: Coming into the season, this rookie class is considered the deepest in many years. How do you feel about your chances of becoming the Sunoco Rookie of the Year?

Kyle: Yeah, I think our chances are really good. I haven’t really looked at the points battle, but I’m pretty sure we’re well ahead of Austin right now. We’ve had a lot of good runs, a couple of times we were even close to winning races, so I think my shot at winning the Sunoco Rookie of the Year is pretty good this year.

Tam-Star: Speaking of the Chase, let’s talk about making the Chase versus becoming Sunoco’s Rookie of the Year and winning a race. Since you did not make the Chase, at this point, which is a better consolation prize — would it be Rookie of the Year or winning a Sprint Cup race?

Kyle: What I’d like to do, I guess since I missed out on the Chase, I’d still like to get a win and win Rookie of the Year. We were close though on making the Chase, just came up a couple points shy of it. It’s a little bit disappointing, but I think if we still win Rookie of the Year and possibly win a race, it would be a successful season.

Tam-Star: I’ve interviewed my share of NASCAR drivers and I’m always worried about asking the right questions. What has been the dumbest, or shall we say the weirdest question, anyone has asked you so far?

Kyle: The weirdest question? I guess, a weird question but not really a dumb question is have you ever gone to the bathroom in your car?

Tam-Star: Yeah, I think that’s a common question.

Kyle: It’s a pretty good question for fans that maybe don’t know, but I’ve never gone to the bathroom in the car, but I know a lot of people do.

Kyle Larson Nascar Crowd

Tam-Star: Okay, what’s the craziest thing a fan has done to you?

Kyle: The craziest thing a fan has done to me? I think it was this year, I can’t remember what race it was, at Talladega maybe. A fan dressed up in like a full-on body, skin tight, white suit thing, not like a suit, but elastic around your whole body. And he had this tape around him with a big target and my name on it, which was pretty cool and different.

Tam-Star: My gosh, that’s great for the sponsor, for Target.

Let’s have a little prediction time, which four drivers do you think will be competing for the Sprint Cup when we get to Homestead in November?

Kyle: I think Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, possibly Joey Logano and maybe Jimmie Johnson or Kevin Harvick.

Tam-Star: Can you talk a little about the Chip Ganassi Racing Sound Garage project that you’re working on?

Kyle: It was kind of a unique way to get millennials and kids my age and younger interested in our team and NASCAR. We had Cassadee Pope at the shop for a concert. We had a red carpet event and everything before. And me, Sage Karam and Dylan Kwasniewski, it was just we were there to have fun with the fans, take pictures, and we did like a fun Q&A on stage. I did some hula-hooping. Dylan did some lip-syncing, and Sage walked on his hands, which was pretty cool, but it was a pretty good turnout and the concert was really good.

Cassadee is a great singer. She won The Voice a few years ago. She was on Blake Shelton’s team and I definitely think it got those kids excited about what we were doing. I know a lot of the girls were interested in Dylan too, so I’m sure they’ll be around for a long time.

Tam-Star: What did you think about Mikey [Michael Waltrip] Dancing With the Stars debut?

Kyle: He’s got some good competition. He’ll have to step up his game a little bit, but he’s definitely got some guts to go on there and dance in front of a huge audience like that. I know I wouldn’t be able to do that.

Tam-Star: Yeah, Mikey is crazy. In fact, speaking of Mikey, earlier this year, when you took second place in Fontana, Mikey caught me off guard with this whole Donna Summer skit on Fox, that went viral. It was on TMZ and all these other places. I’m sure on Dancing With the Stars, if he doesn’t win, at least he’ll be funny to watch because he’s just a funny guy in general.

Kyle: I think he can make it a few rounds just by being funny. He’ll get some votes.

Tam-Star: I’m not sure if you watch TV, but if you had an opportunity to go on a reality show, which show would you go on?

Kyle: My favorite reality show is MTV The Challenge, even though I don’t think I would do very good on it. I just think it would be fun to go on there and compete.

READ: Interview: NASCAR Driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. Talks About His Life Off The Track, Diversity, And Winning

Tam-Star: I interviewed Bubba Wallace a couple of months ago and asked him a similar question, so I wanted to ask you…do you feel any extra pressure or obligation as a Japanese-American driver?

Kyle: No, not at all. I really don’t even think about it, to tell you the truth. I’m just another driver out there. I didn’t grow up any differently, so I don’t really think about it any differently.

Tam-Star: Gotcha. What’s a typical day like for you?

Kyle: A typical day? I don’t know, nothing too crazy. We only get to spend a few days home a week, so I like to just really hang around my apartment and do nothing. Right now, my house that I bought recently is being remodeled, so we’ll go up there once or twice a week to check on that and meet with the interior decorator, the contractor.

Then when we come home at night, some HGTV to help get some ideas and things like that, and other than that, not a whole lot, maybe going to the lake or something if it’s nice outside.

Tam-Star: Okay, sounds like you’re a pretty chill guy. I’m sure you’ve had this question already, but I’ll ask. I once read Jeff Gordon is your favorite driver growing up. What was it like racing him the way you did in Chicago?


Kyle: Yeah, Jeff is somebody a lot of people looked up to when they were young. To race Jeff Gordon like that for I guess it was a second place finish at the time, it was cool. It’s not anything you think about while you’re battling him, but once you get done and people point it out, you kind of think about it and realize how cool and special it is. And I’ve seen a lot of people say it reminded them of Dale Earnhardt battling Jeff Gordon when he was first coming onto the scene, so that part of it made it really cool.

Tam-Star: Speaking of legends, if you could do a ride-a-long with a legendary NASCAR driver, who would you pick?

Kyle: A legendary NASCAR driver, does it have to be in a NASCAR?

Tam-Star: No.

Kyle: I think it would be fun to go ride in a two-seater Sprint car with Tony Stewart. I think that would be a lot of fun.

Tam-Star: Well, let me tell you I like you Kyle because Tony Stewart is my favorite driver. I have to put that out there.

Kyle: Yeah, he’s cool.

Tam-Star: What would you like people to best remember you as when your career is over?

Kyle: Somebody that raced really hard and never gave up, and raced with a lot of heart. And somebody who was really good in a lot of different types of vehicles because I like to race a lot of stuff besides the NASCAR stuff. So just being known as somebody who never gave up and was pretty versatile in everything they got in.

Tam-Star: If you weren’t driving for a living, what do you think you would do?

Kyle: I honestly have no answer. I’ve been doing this my whole life and have never really been good at anything else or thought about being anything else, so I don’t know what I would be doing.

READ: Interview: Jamie McMurray Talks NASCAR, Winning Daytona 500, Danica Patrick’s Daytona Debut, And Washing His Hands 40 Times A Day

Tam-Star: Last question and I’ll tie it into your teammate, Jamie McMurray. When I interviewed him he told me that people would be surprised to know he washes his hands 40 times a day.

Kyle: Oh, yeah, he’s a super germ-a-phobe.

Tam-Star: What would people be surprised to know about you?

Kyle: Well, up until recently, I think people would be surprised to know that I like lettuce a lot, but I’m pretty sure it’s well known now. And being able to hula-hoop is another thing. Up until this year I thought it was a secret, but I do it every week now it seems like at sponsor appearances. So I don’t know, let me ask my girlfriend really quick?

I like to sing karaoke. Yeah, we can go with I like to sing karaoke when I don’t remember it the next day.

Tam-Star: That’s interesting. You should probably talk to Serena Williams. If you ever have a chance to meet her, she’s like a huge karaoke person. She’s known to go to karaoke in other countries, from what I hear.

Kyle: Oh, really? Well, if I ever meet her, I’ll bring that up.

Tam-Star: Invite her out, but make sure you bring your girlfriend. It could get interesting.

For more information on Kyle, please visit his official website kylelarsonracing.com and ChipGanassiRacing.com. You can also follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleLarsonRacin. For Kyle’s racing stats, make sure to take the jump over to NASCAR.com.

Disclaimer: This post has been submitted to a NASCAR sponsored program

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Tam-Star’s NFL Week 7 Pick Em’http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/10/19/tam-stars-nfl-week-7-pick-em-3/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/10/19/tam-stars-nfl-week-7-pick-em-3/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:35 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22591 Tam Star NFL Football Picks 4

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me and my J-E-T-S! Thanks to a good friend that plays for the San Diego Super Chargers, I had an opportunity to see my J-E-T-S get shut out up close and personal in week 5. I also had an opportunity to visit NYC in week 6. Going into week 7 with a loosing record (me and my J-E-T-S), I hope to snap back into it and WIN WIN WIN!

The mid season trade between the Jets and the Seahawks may prove to be the spark needed to get the Jets back on track. For me, I’m hoping to put the last two weeks behind me. Between my NFL and NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup “Chase Grid” picks, it’s been anything short of a toss up on any given Sunday.

San Diego Chargers Game

Below are my straight picks for week 1. Drink and pick responsibly!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
New England 27
NY Jets 25

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
Atlanta
Baltimore

Tennessee
Washington

Seattle
St. Louis

Cleveland
Jacksonville

Cincinnati
Indianapolis

Minnesota
Buffalo

Miami
Chicago

New Orleans
Detroit

Carolina
Green Bay

Kansas City
San Diego

Arizona
Oakland

NY Giants
Dallas

San Francisco
Denver

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
Houston
Pittsburgh

Pick Em’ Results (week 6): DNP
Pick Em’ Results (Season – DNP week 5 & 6): 28-33

About me: I am a producer, managing editor, amateur photographer, aspiring professional bowler, and all around Jane of all trades. I am creative, quirky, and clearly a little offbeat. I blame my obsession with sports gambling and picking parlays on an ex-boyfriend. Funny thing is that’s all he was good for.

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What Makes a Good Pair of Wireless Headphones?http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/10/04/what-makes-a-good-pair-of-wireless-headphones/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/10/04/what-makes-a-good-pair-of-wireless-headphones/#comments Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:59:57 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22585 Outdoor Tech Wireless Headphones

Wireless technology is truly coming into its own. Soon, the majority of cords and cables will likely be replaceable by radio signals and other remote connections. For those looking to purchase a new pair of headphones, this means that wireless options should be strongly considered. To get the most convenience and versatility out of the wireless design, consider Outdoor Tech products. These wireless headphones are able to provide a high-quality user experience, largely thanks to the basics of their design and the advantages afforded by it.

How Do These Headphones Work?

Rather than receiving audio material through a physical connection to a source, a wireless set of headphones picks up audio signals remotely. This transmission can be achieved in different ways; Outdoor Tech headphones, for example, predominantly utilize Bluetooth. With this approach, the audio source – a phone, laptop, or whatever the case may be – will transmit low-power radio signals at a frequency of around 2.45 gigahertz. Because these signals are so weak, they only minimally tax the battery life of the headphones and the audio source. This means that these cordless headphones can retain charge for as many as six hours of constant use and 150 hours on standby.

Many older audio sources will not have Bluetooth capability; however, upgrading to cordless headphones does not have to mean discarding these devices. In order to ensure that the headphones can be compatible with as many different devices as possible, many of them come with a 3.5 millimeter auxiliary cable that can connect the headphones to the audio source via the audio jack.

Outdoor Tech Wireless Headphones 2

What Are the Advantages to The Wireless Design?

Of course, eliminating the need for wires creates a vastly improved user experience. The lack of wires connecting the headphones to the audio source is advantageous for several key reasons:

It affords maneuverability within the headphones’ range, freeing the user to move about without needing to keep the audio source in tow. Rather than having to be within three feet and physically connected to the audio source via wires, cordless headphones allow you to listen when you are up to 30 feet from the source.

The phone, laptop, or other audio transmitting device – many of which are expensive and fragile – can be better protected. No direct line of sight is necessary for the headphones to pick up the audio signal, which allows for the audio source to be tucked away somewhere safe while you go about your business, rain or shine.

No wires mean no mess of tangles to deal with every time the headphones are brought out to use. Headphone wires are so prone to tangling into knots whenever you put them away because of the ratio of their thickness to length. Making the cords thicker or shorter can reduce the incidence of tangles; taking the cords away entirely and going wireless eliminates the problem altogether.

The Wonders of Wireless

In the end, quality wireless headphones from Outdoor Tech provide maneuverability, safe conditions for audio sources, and overall convenience in ways corded headphones cannot. For this reason, the wireless model is becoming an increasingly popular choice.

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Tam-Star’s NFL Week 4 Pick Em’http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/28/tam-stars-nfl-week-4-pick-em-3/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/28/tam-stars-nfl-week-4-pick-em-3/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:24:59 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22560 Tam Star NFL Football Picks 4

The season is going quickly. Can you believe it’s already the 4th week. How’s your team doing? Are they everything you thought they would be?

Below are my straight picks for week 1. Drink and pick responsibly!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
NY Giants 45
Washington 14

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Green Bay
Chicago

Buffalo
Houston

Tennessee
Indianapolis

Carolina
Baltimore

Detroit
NY Jets

Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh

Miami
Oakland

Jacksonville
San Diego

Atlanta
Minnesota

Philadelphia
San Francisco

New Orleans
Dallas

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
New England
Kansas City

Tam-Star’s NFL Pick Em’ week 3 picks.

Pick Em’ Results (week 3): 9-7
Pick Em’ Results (Season): 23-25

About me: I am a producer, managing editor, amateur photographer, aspiring professional bowler, and all around Jane of all trades. I am creative, quirky, and clearly a little offbeat. I blame my obsession with sports gambling and picking parlays on an ex-boyfriend. Funny thing is that’s all he was good for.

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Ready. Set. Drive A 2015 Volkswagen.http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/27/ready-set-drive-a-2015-volkswagen/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/27/ready-set-drive-a-2015-volkswagen/#comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:31:48 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22566 Volkswagen Golf Front

READY

When you get an email from Volkswagen the world’s leading automobile manufacturers inviting you to preview their full 2015 line of cars, your fingers quickly leave their keyboard stance and instead, they’re curled around that steering wheel in your mind, fully ready to take on your imagination’s anticipation of such an opportunity. When Volkswagen presented their 2015 models at a memorable event in Virginia, we were on hand with other media members to be among the first to get a good look at these impressive automobiles. Lucky for us, the venue was also a wonderful choice, the beautiful Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, a must-see for any visit to the area.

2015 Volkswagen Full Line

The resort offers the refined sophistication of a luxurious country estate in Virginia’s exclusive horse and wine country, 40 miles from Washington, D.C. It was the perfect spot for the presentation of Volkswagen’s namesake lineup of cars and an exciting opportunity to spend an afternoon test driving the newest models on the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside as part of the Full-Line Drive event.

The Volkswagen group is comprised of 12 brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche (our personal favorite in ultimate sports cars), just to name a few. In good company with some of the worlds most beloved cars, we quickly learned why the Volkswagen has affordable “sophistication” with character and charm.

SET

In such an ideal setting, you forget your minutes from our nation’s capital. The Salamander Resort and Spa is beautiful and peaceful. Set in the shadows of the Bull Run Mountains, the manicured lawns, equestrian center and green meadows seem days from the commotion and whirlwind just 40 miles away in Washington, DC.

The resort proved to be an awesome place to learn more about Volkswagen and what to expect from the 2015 fleet of cars, including their first-ever electric vehicle, the 2015 e-Golf. On our first day, we explored the resort, overlooked the countryside from the Middleburg Terrace, then moved inside for a tasteful dinner reception, mingling and conversing with some of the executives, product managers and marketing folks behind Volkswagen’s cleaver ads.

Later, we were treated to some late night outdoor hospitality. Complete with a campfire, s’mores and roasting marshmallows, we felt like we had taken the Volkswagen e-Golf parked nearby to a weekend getaway camping trip. The crowd reflected Volkswagen’s diverse set of drivers, accommodating a variety of driving preferences and lifestyle needs of everyone from auto guys, to mommy bloggers, men’s lifestyle writers, and many others in between. We felt proud to be included and enjoyed the evening, but of course, we were anxious to get behind the wheels the next morning.

DRIVE

After spending the night in our charming room with picturesque views, it was finally time to take in the views of Middleburg and Loudoun, VA from behind the wheel of choice picks from the 2015 product line. Volkswagen gave us a very informative product presentation, then it was time to hit the road. We drove VW’s new 2015 Jetta to our first stop, the beautiful Great Country Farms, where we picked some peaches and learned all about how wine is made. That test-drive quickly proved to us why the Jetta is Volkswagen’s best-selling sedan.

We “jetted” a bit further in the Jetta to lunch in Purcellville at Magnolias at the Mill, aka “Maggies”, for a delicious lunch under the impressive timbers and interior of the much loved restaurant. After lunch, we received a brief overview of other VW models before we hopped into are next test drive, the VW e-Golf. We absolutely loved everything about this car. It was such a fun ride, we even lost track and got lost for a short time, but thanks to the handy navigation system, we got to our destination without further delay. We loved how the e-Golf handled on the scenic route beyond Purcellville.

2015 JETTA: VOLKSWAGEN’S BEST-SELLING SEDAN, REFINED
Volkswagen 2015 Jetta
The Jetta holds the crown as Volkswagen’s current best-selling car, a title that owes some thanks to the success of the sixth-generation model, released in 2011. Now for 2015, Volkswagen presents its refined, redesigned Jetta. The 2015 Jetta is offered in three trim levels—Base, S, SE, and SEL—with a total of 12 equipment levels starting and a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just $16,215. New styling, enhanced content, driver assistance systems, and improved fuel efficiency head the updates for the 2015 model year.

2015 E-GOLF: VERSATILE, FUN-TO-DRIVE, AND WITH ZERO TAILPIPE EMISSIONS
Volkswagen Golf
The 2015 e-Golf is Volkswagen’s first fully electric vehicle for the U.S. market and joins the burgeoning Golf family of multifaceted, sporty hatchbacks, starting at $35,445. The most versatile Electric Vehicle in its class, the e-Golf is the first zero tailpipe emissions, fully electric version of Volkswagen’s Golf. The e-Golf SEL Premium features will include, 115 hp, 199 lb-ft electric motor, 1-speed transmission, 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, 7.2kW onboard charger, keyless access, touchscreen radio/navigation system w/8 speakers, CD, MDI with iPod® integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio; VW Car-Net® connected services, front and rear Park Distance Control, a rearview camera, and more.

DRIVE A 2015 VOLKSWAGEN

They say Virginia is for lovers and we know now that it’s true. We fell in love with the Volkswagen e-Golf and truly enjoyed our time learning about the full line of 2015 Volkswagen automobiles while taking a few of them for a spin on the scenic roads between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Although we weren’t able to drive every car, those we did had great handling, provided a smooth ride, and maybe most importantly, looked great in any setting — at a lush resort, a great American hotspot for lunch, or providing an exciting ride through the Virginia countryside.

Volkswagen certainly continued their reputation for providing top-notch quality in everything they do and we appreciated the opportunity to be a part of all the excitement. To learn more about Volkswagen’s 2015 full line up, make sure you visit Volkswagen.com. Stay a part of all the action on Twitter and Instagram by following the hashtag #VWDrive. It’s a drive you won’t soon forget!

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4 Fantastic Fall Getaways + 4 Travel Essentials To Packhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/24/4-fantastic-fall-getaways-and-travel-essentials/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/24/4-fantastic-fall-getaways-and-travel-essentials/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:13:01 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22545 Fall Travel Essentials

Fall is a fantastic time to visit those popular summer destinations for one simple reason: the price is right. Summer is over, kids are back to school and most adults are also back at their desks, making it the perfect time for a getaway to that dream location you have always wanted to visit.

Fall weather is ideal in so many destinations around the world — it’s not too hot, it’s not too cold — so it’s perfect for relaxing, without the extremes of sizzling sun or freezing blizzards. Fall has long been considered off-peak for tourism, but when you really consider the benefits of the season, we’re not sure why that is. With less expensive flights and more affordable rooms (not to mention smaller crowds), there is no downside.

We’ve got our top four destinations for an unforgettable Fall getaway listed below, plus the essentials to make the most of your time in each location. As you put together your Autumn adventures, consider these locations and recommended items to enhance your time away:

1. Hawaii
Hawaii Travel

Whether it’s a romantic getaway or family vacation, Hawaii is always an attractive destination. Known as the 50th state, Hawaii is the only state that consists entirely of islands, so it’s a destination that rivals the best of them around the world. Whether you choose the Big Island, Maui, or a smaller spot like Lanai, traveling to Hawaii is like traveling to paradise. Fall provides the same tranquil waters, exciting water sports, hiking to get in touch with nature, and all the same adventure or relaxation you’ll find in June or July.

Travel Essential: A Camera

Exploring Hawaii without a camera is like sleeping through a baseball game. Don’t do it. Take any camera you’ve got, but consider a DSLR camera to capture all the beauty of the islands (it really will be more beautiful than you expect). If you’re a novice photographer, consider the Canon T3i Rebel. It’s affordable and easy to use, so you’ll capture those picturesque locations and possibly produce your best vacation masterpiece yet. And you don’t have to settle for still shots only, with an enhanced ease-of-use professional video-making tool, you’ll get full HD video to replay over and over when you’re stuck inside next winter and want to relive the sound of the ocean or the color of Hawaii’s tropical plants…you’ll forget the grey drab of winter, if only for a few marvelous minutes.

2. Mexico
Cabo Mexico Travel
Mexico is not just for spring break. With a rich history and varied landscapes, there’s much to see and do in Mexico. There are the beachfront resorts of Cancun, Cozumel, or Cabo San Lucas – beautiful hotels and luxury villas — but for the more adventurous types or those with a interest in centuries past, Oaxaca and Tulum offer ruins to explore and native customs for a sense of the country’s true culture.

There are coral reefs, colonial cities, sandy beaches, and, of course, the delicious cuisine of Mexico. The country caters to all types, so if you’re looking for a laid-back getaway in a quaint setting like Puerto Vallarta or want to experience some cliff diving in Acapulco (even if you’re only watching those who might be a bit braver than you), you’re sure to see there’s more to Mexico than your typical night out at the restaurant down the street. Margaritas with chips and salsa are great the rest of the year, but take a siesta south of the border this Fall in marvelous Mexico.

Travel Essential: Touch eReader

There’s much to see and do in Mexico, as we just mentioned, but you’ll no doubt have some downtime relaxing by the ocean or some elaborate resort pool. Even for die-hard paperback readers, an e-reader is a great investment. It takes up a lot less space in the suitcase and it is very portable from home, to the airplane, to your beach chair.

If you’re a big reader, consider the Kobo eReader Touch Edition for your Fall getaway. With a store of 2.2 million books (including over a million free books) you’ll be a bookworm beach side, bar side (tequila goes great with many titles), and bed side. And with adjustable font sizes, you’ll see things perfectly.

For you more technical types, know that the Kobo also reads various formats, including EPUB, PDF and MOBI for ebooks; JPEG, GIF, PNG, and TIFF for images; TXT, HTML, XHTML and RTF for text; and CBZ and CBR for comic books. Read your books, catch up on your favorite magazines, don’t miss visual aids with colorful, detailed images.

3. Hong Kong
Hong Kong Travel
Hong Kong is frequently at the top of travel magazines’ lists of world’s greatest cities. It’s a densely populated metropolis that’s colorful and vibrant, making it a must-see for those who enjoy a getaway full of hustle and bustle. It’s a sophisticated fusion of the east and the west, often called a “controlled frenzy.”

Hong Kong has cultural influences of Cantonese, Mandarin and British. In fact, the Chinese took rule over the city from the British less than 20 years ago. It’s now considered the main gateway to China, with glitzy shopping and skyscrapers, making it a grand getaway destination for a variety of experiences: there are luxury accommodations, family tours, sight seeing, ferry rides, and much more, including food tasting all of the vibrant flavors of Hong Kong, the culinary capital of Asia.

Travel Essential: MP3 Player

Traveling to Asia requires a very long flight and once you arrive, you will probably take public transportation. Hong Kong has one of the most sophisticated public transportation systems in the world and having a MP3 player can prove to be ideal as you are touring the concrete jungle. An excellent option is the small and sleek Apple iPod Mini. You can take hundreds of choices with you, so you can spend your time moving about enjoying your favorite music, podcasts or audiobook.

With a long battery life of up to 15 hours, it will cover a very long flight or multiple days of short trips around town. The iPod mini is portable and wearable, but also slips in your pocket or handbag for safekeeping when not in use.

4. Germany
Munich Germany Oktoberfest
Germany is also considered a first rate travel destination. It’s a country full of history, art and culture. A Fall getaway there provides absolutely gorgeous countryside, from the Alps to the Baltic Sea. The scenic views and colorful displays of nature are German culture.

Given it’s location in the middle of the continent, Germany is gateway to both Eastern and Western Europe. It’s a country with plenty of old world charm as well as modern urban cities, including Berlin and it’s many famous sites, such as wi-fi the Reichstag and Berlin Television Tower (the city’s tallest building).

Of course, with it’s twisting rivers, snow capped mountains, castles set among stone towers and colorful trees, almost anywhere in Germany is beautiful come Fall, but Oktoberfest in Munich is probably our first recommendation. Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair with six million visitors from all over the world, it’s the place to drink beer, eat sausage, join together in song, and, of course, break out your Lederhosen. The 16-day festival is a celebration of Bavarian culture and tradition…and a beer drinker’s dream.

Travel Essential: iPad Mini

Access to Wi-Fi is pretty much essential for everyday life, but especially when you’re thousands of miles from home in a country that speaks a different language. You need access. Whether you want to brush up on your German, research tourist hot spots or get directions from one site to the next, connection is essential. Laptops are heavy and cumbersome for traveling, so consider the easily portable iPad Mini. You’ll have internet access, FaceTime to update loved ones back home, as well as the iPad Mini’s HD camera and for still shots and 1080p HD videos with its stunning 5-megapixel iSight capabilities. With an incredible battery life of 10 hours, you can tote the compact device all day, documenting your travels, without getting weighed down.

The iPad also doubles as an eBook reader, but who reads when there’s beer to drink, brats to eat, and brass band music for singing and dancing (say Oompah, not Polka, to be an informed visitor).

READ: Every Guy Should Have These Items On Their Travel Packing List

Don’t let Fall become Winter without that well-deserved getaway. Summer is for school vacation and entertaining the kids, but Fall provides an affordable, attractive and more sophisticated opportunity to relax and visit those destinations you’ve only dreamed of. Take our suggested travel essentials along for good measure and who knows, maybe September and October getaways will become your standard pre-holiday tradition for years to come.

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Tam-Star’s NFL Week 3 Pick Em’http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/21/tam-stars-nfl-week-3-pick-em-3/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/21/tam-stars-nfl-week-3-pick-em-3/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:24:29 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22542 Tam Star NFL Football Picks 4

Do I really need to recap the past week in the NFL. Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Jonathan Dwyer, Adrian Peterson, and Roger Goodell trying to save race; need I say more? It may be time to consider replacing Goodell. He never seems to handle these scandals correctly. It’s been a rough week and the league has taken a beating (pun intended) for the reckless actions of a few; however, they way Goodell has dropped the ball proves that it may be time for him to go. There is a cool article, Top 10 Replacements for NFL Commissioner that suggests some very interesting candidates for the Commish’s job including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Who would you replace him with?

Below are my straight picks for week 1. Drink and pick responsibly!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Atlanta 56
Tampa Bay 14

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Houston
NY Giants

Tennessee
Cincinnati

Oakland
New England

San Diego
Buffalo

Dallas
St. Louis

Washington
Philadelphia

Minnesota
New Orleans

Baltimore
Cleveland

Green Bay
Detroit

Indianapolis
Jacksonville

San Francisco
Arizona

Denver
Seattle

Kansas City
Miami

Pittsburgh
Carolina

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Chicago
NY Jets

Tam-Star’s NFL Pick Em’ week 2 picks.

Pick Em’ Results (week 2): 7-9
Pick Em’ Results (Season): 14-18

About me: I am a producer, managing editor, amateur photographer, aspiring professional bowler, and all around Jane of all trades. I am creative, quirky, and clearly a little offbeat. I blame my obsession with sports gambling and picking parlays on an ex-boyfriend. Funny thing is that’s all he was good for.

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Tam-Star’s NFL Week 2 Pick Em’http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/13/tam-stars-nfl-week-2-pick-em-2/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/13/tam-stars-nfl-week-2-pick-em-2/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:48:50 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22523 Tam Star NFL Football Picks 4

“Sunglasses and advil last night was mad real.” Kayne had a point, but in the NFL, last week was real. From the Adrian Peterson being indicted and charged with child abuse to the never-ending drama with the Ray Rice situation, the NFL dominated TMZ. Do we dare mention the New England Patriots got beat by Miami. What it the NFL is going on? Yeah, it was the first week, so we will put all that behind us including going 7-9 last week. Yikes. By the way, am I the only one who hates Thursday NFL games?

Below are my straight picks for week 1. Drink and pick responsibly!
 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Pittsburgh Steelers
Ravens

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Miami
Buffalo

Jacksonville
Washington

Dallas
Tennessee

Arizona
NY Giants

New England
Minnesota

New Orleans
Cleveland

Atlanta
Cincinnati

Detroit
Carolina

St. Louis
Tampa Bay

Seattle
San Diego

Houston
Oakland

NY Jets
Green Bay

Kansas City
Denver

Chicago
San Francisco

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Philadelphia
Indianapolis

Tam-Star’s NFL Pick Em’ week 1 picks.

Pick Em’ Results (week 1): 7-9
Pick Em’ Results (Season): 7-9

About me: I am a producer, managing editor, amateur photographer, aspiring professional bowler, and all around Jane of all trades. I am creative, quirky, and clearly a little offbeat. I blame my obsession with sports gambling and picking parlays on an ex-boyfriend. Funny thing is that’s all he was good for.

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2014 NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup “Chase Grid” #MyChaseNationhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/13/2014-nascar-chase-for-the-sprint-cup-championship-chase-grid-mychasenation/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/13/2014-nascar-chase-for-the-sprint-cup-championship-chase-grid-mychasenation/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:51:45 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22527 NASCAR Chase Grid

NASCAR is kicking off their Chase For the Sprint Cup with a new format and a new “Chase Grid.” NASCAR’s Chase is like no other playoff in sports. The Chase Grid looks very much like a basketball bracket, but it’s much more than that. It’s not a bracket, it’s a grid!

NASCAR always does things a bit different. After all, it’s NASCAR. For those that don’t follow the sport, NASCAR announced a radically new championship format earlier this year that put greater emphasis on winning races. NASCAR’s Chase playoff format expanded on the Chase field from 12 drivers to 16 drivers competing for the coveted champion title.

In the first playoff round (The Challenger Round), each of the 16 drivers will compete in 3 races before 4 drivers are eliminated. If a driver wins one of the races, he will automatically advance to the next round of 12. Points will decide the rest of the spots. In the second round (The Contender Round), 12 drivers will compete in 3 races. 4 more drivers will be eliminated, but like in the previous round if a driver wins one of the races, he will automatically advance. 8 drivers will compete in the third round (Eliminator Round) with 4 drivers advancing to the championship race in Miami. The winner of the final race will be crowned the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion. Sounds easy, right?

If you are still unsure how the new NASCAR Chase format works, don’t worry. NASCAR has you covered with a very delightful video explaining all you need to know.

VIDEO: Spreading The Word – The all-new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup

As NASCAR fans, we couldn’t resist jumping in on the action. Check out our picks blow and make sure to check back each round to see how we are doing.

Tam Star 2014 Nascar Chase Grid

Make sure to visit NASCAR.com/chase to learn more about NASCAR’s Chase for The Sprint Cup and follow the hashtag #MyChaseGrid to catch up on all the action.

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Reddit Releases The Ask Me Anything Apphttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/07/reddit-releases-the-ask-me-anything-app/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/07/reddit-releases-the-ask-me-anything-app/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:37:31 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22502 Reddit Ask Me Anything App Review

Keep up with your favorite celebrities and notable figures anytime, anywhere with Ask Me Anything – the official Reddit AMA app. Reddit’s Ask Me Anything question and answer forum, which features interviews with all of today’s trendiest pop culture stars is now available as an app to help users easily browse popular interviews. The modern-day interviews, where the Internet asks the questions while movie stars, comedians and popular public figures sit in the virtual hot seat gives everyone an opportunity to participate.

The Ask Me Anything app is available for the iPhone and the Android platform. The app helps to organize the thread as the Q+A conversations bounce around between topics ranging from the random to the hot-button big ones. With the AMA app, you’ll tune into unconventional chats and pocket some juicy tidbits you’d never get from Google.

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If you want to become a king of small talk and stay up on the latest trends, join the conversation. Download the app, and take your easy-reading entertainment everywhere you go.

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Tam-Star’s NFL Week 1 Pick Em’http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/07/tam-stars-nfl-week-1-pick-em-2/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/07/tam-stars-nfl-week-1-pick-em-2/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:39:33 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22509 Tam Star NFL Football Picks 4

NFL Sundays are back! Are you ready for some football? I know I am. As usual, the off-season was entertaining to say the least. From the ongoing debate with the Washington football team changing their name, the never-ending Michael Sam drama, players getting arrested, and of course the domestic violence issues, it’s great to finally see some football being played. With the kick-off of the 2014 season underway today we can also finally find out what this Johnny Football guy is all about on the field. Let’s go J-E-T-S! Awww… football Sundays!

Below are my straight picks for week 1. Drink and pick responsibly!
 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Seattle
Green Bay

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Buffalo
Chicago

New Orleans
Atlanta

Cincinnati
Baltimore

Jacksonville
Philadelphia

Washington
Houston

Cleveland
Pittsburgh

Minnesota
St. Louis

Tennessee
Kansas City

New England
Miami

Oakland
N.Y. Jets

San Francisco
Dallas

Carolina
Tampa Bay

Indianapolis
Denver

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
N.Y. Giants
Detroit

San Diego
Arizona

About me: I am a producer, managing editor, amateur photographer, aspiring professional bowler, and all around Jane of all trades. I am creative, quirky, and clearly a little offbeat. I blame my obsession with sports gambling and picking parlays on an ex-boyfriend. Funny thing is that’s all he was good for.

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Birchbox Man And FXX’s The League Team Up To Help You Get Ready For Some Footballhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/06/birchbox-man-fxx-the-league-team-up-to-help-you-get-ready-for-some-football/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/06/birchbox-man-fxx-the-league-team-up-to-help-you-get-ready-for-some-football/#comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:14:32 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22486 Birchbox Man Grooming The League

Thanks to Birchbox Man, football season is kicking off in high style this September. The premier beauty and grooming subscription company has partnered with FXX and The League to celebrate your favorite fall sport fashionably with a co-branded football inspired grooming box.

“The League” Birchbox will be a treasure trove of grooming goodies. The box will feature some big brand names, including Hue for Every Man, Jack Black, and Lab Series. Rounding out this cool care package for football fans, you will also find Lil’ Reds cups and W+P mason stones.

Birchbox Man Grooming The League

Christmas may have come early for football fans, but with a subscription to Birchbox Man you can have the best in grooming essentials delivered all year long. Subscribe to Birchbox Man by October 10th and these trendy football-themed products will be delivered directly to your door. For September, Birchbox Man partnered with Bonobos to bring subscribers a “Hit the Books” themed custom Birchbox, featuring a pocket square from Bonobos and grooming items from brands such as Clinique for Men, Baxter of California, and English Laundry.

Birchbox Man Bonobos

Get Birchbox Man now and improve your own game this NFL season. Sign up online at Birchbox.com for $20 per month or $195 for the full year and let Birchbox help you step up your daily regime. Each month, you’ll score the top-trending products that will help you look and feel your most handsome. And don’t miss The League on FXX, a show to get your football fix beyond your usual Sunday night sports programming.

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Gisele Bündchen Kicks Butt In A Hot Model Way In Her New Campaign For Under Armourhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/05/gisele-bundchen-kicks-butt-hot-model-way-in-her-new-campaign-under-armour/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/09/05/gisele-bundchen-kicks-butt-hot-model-way-in-her-new-campaign-under-armour/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:44:31 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22497 Gisele Under Armour

The night before the NFL season kicked off, more buzz-worthy topics were touching down on TV. The Brazilian bombshell known as Supermodel Gisele Bündchen partnered with Under Armour in a commercial about much more than workout gear. The recurring campaign, “I Will What I Want” is an anthem against haters, a controversial pro-woman and pro-positivity campaign.

In the commercial, a ripped Bündchen gives the punching bag a beating. In the background, negative and nasty Tweets appear: “Stick to modeling, sweetie” and “Gisele is soooo fake” among them. The inspirational ad provides a valuable lesson about public opinion and the cruelty of anonymous Internet posts. With an empowering message about strength that defies stereotypes, Under Armour is celebrating women warriors.

While girls can buy yoga pants anywhere, you’ve got to hand it to the big brand name for broadcasting such a bold statement. Married to New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, Bündchen’s lucrative new contract also shows that both husband and wife wear the pants in this partnership. We are sure you are drooling and hoping your wife was this hot, right? Oh, and in case you were wondering,
Gisele Bundchen has made more money than any other model in the world. It’s estimated she made $47 million last year, which is about $16 million more than hubby Tom Brady’s $31.3 million yearly check.

To watch Gisele face real-time commentary and to follow the Under Armour I WILL WHAT I WANT movement take the jump over to iwillwhatiwant.com and follow the hashtag #IWILLWHATIWANT. And don’t forget to checkout Misty Copeland’s Under Armour campaign.

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You Won’t Believe How Floyd Mayweather Responds To 50 Cent’s Reading Challenge [Photo]http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/23/you-wont-believe-how-floyd-mayweather-responds-to-50-cent-reading-challenge-photo/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/23/you-wont-believe-how-floyd-mayweather-responds-to-50-cent-reading-challenge-photo/#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:06:12 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22475 Floyd Mayweather Responds 50 Cent

50 Cent recently used the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to fuel his never-ending assault on ex-friend and foe Floyd Mayweather. Instead of challenging Mayweather to pour ice cold water on his head, 50 Cent pledged to donate $750,000 to Mayweather’s charity of choice if he could read one page of a Harry Potter book without stopping.

VIDEO: 50 Cent Reading Challenge

50 Cent captioned the video by saying, “Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or fucking up. lmao.”

Floyd Mayweather Responds 50 Cent

It’s been two days and Mayweather has yet to except accept the challenge, but he did respond by posting the photo below with the caption, “Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless.”

Floyd Mayweather Responds

That’s definitely one way to respond to a challenge, would you agree? It may be childish, but it’s hilarious to say the least.

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Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watcheshttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/18/autodromo-stradale-automatic-watches/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/18/autodromo-stradale-automatic-watches/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:25:48 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22457 Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watches

Whether you’re accessorizing with your sneakers or business suit, it’s essential that you have a timepiece that makes a statement like the Autodromo Stradale. The Autodromo Stradale features a fascinating multi-layered dial and draws inspiration from dashboard instruments of Italian sports cars like the berlinettas. Stradale, meaning “road going” in Italian, is an ode to a time when the gentleman driver blurred the distinction between a road car and a race car.

Powered by a Miyota 9015 automatic 24 jewel 24 jewel Japan-Made mechanical movement, the water resistant Autodromo Stradale watches have hour indexes that float over a colored dial that sit beneath a domed sapphire crystal for a 3-dimensional effect. Other specifications include a stainless steel case, calendar complication and hacking as well as a unique custom designed genuine leather strap available in several colors.

Autodromo is now accepting pre-orders via autodromo.com in 3 colors:

Cream dial with brown strap:
Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watches

Gray dial with blue strap:
Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watches

Black dial with burgundy strap:
Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watches

Keeping with the theme of evoking a road trip, the Stradale is packaging resembles a Northern Italy circa 1960 vintage-inspired map that is hand stamped with your purchased date. Shipping expected early September 2014. RETAIL $875

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His Netflix is F*cked Uphttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/15/his-netflix-is-fcked-up/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/15/his-netflix-is-fcked-up/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:17:14 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22451 College Humor Video His Netflix F*Cked Up

College Humor released what most find to be a hilarious video showing a girl doing what she does best, snooping. Most women believe you never truly know a guy until you rummage through his things. When women snoop through a man’s stuff we are bound to find something that will make us unhappy. Sadly, we do it anyway. After all, you never really know until you know, right? College Humor’s new video showing a girl poking through her dates Netflix proves just that, sort of.

VIDEO: His Netflix is F*cked Up

You never really know a man until you have scrolled through his Netflix account. There is something to be said about a guy who watches anime and Hitler movies. We are curious to know what do you watch? We promise not to judge you.

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Premier League Team-Branded Mini Coopers Countrymans Hit The Streets Of New Yorkhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/13/premier-league-team-branded-mini-coopers-countrymans-hit-the-streets-of-new-york/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/13/premier-league-team-branded-mini-coopers-countrymans-hit-the-streets-of-new-york/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:14:29 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22445 Uber Premier League Club Mini Cooper

Soccer and Mini Cooper in the same sentence seems like something reserved for soccer moms, right? If you are a soccer fan in New York City or just want to be part of something cool, NBC Sports Group and Uber have teamed up to offer free rides in one of their custom-skinned Mini Cooper Countrymans to celebrate the 2014-15 BPL season kick off. If you are in New York and love soccer, make sure to take advantage of this cool opportunity. The custom-skinned Mini Cooper Countrymans are available to New Yorkers for complimentary rides from August 14 – August 17.

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NEW YORK, NY; AUGUST 13, 2014 – The World Cup Champion was crowned last month, but the “football” frenzy continues for fans of the Barclays Premier League in New York, thanks to a partnership between NBC Sports Group and Uber to welcome the 2014-15 season, kicking off on Saturday, August 16. In celebration of its second season as the exclusive home of the Premier League in the U.S., NBC Sports Group will unleash a custom-skinned convoy of Mini Cooper Countrymans – one for each of the 20 Barclays Premier League teams – into the Uber platform, to provide complimentary rides to New Yorkers from August 14 – August 17.

To catch one of these exclusive and free rides, fans in Manhattan can simply enter promo code BPLonNBC in the Uber app for the chance to ride in one of the 20 unique Mini Cooper Countrymans. Once inside, a “Speak Football” app will challenge riders to put their soccer knowledge to the test, as they race against the clock to answer questions from the rules of the game to soccer slang. Riders will also be invited to enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win two round-trip tickets to England to see a Premier League match during the 2014-15 season.

“We are celebrating the start of the Premier League season and are excited to bring fans closer to the game.” said John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Sports Group. “Collaborating with Uber to create this custom experience and giving two lucky supporters the chance to catch a match in England later this season is a unique promotional kickoff.”

Fans can find the Premier League Uber rides in Manhattan at the following times:

Thursday, August 14 from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday, August 15 from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 16 from 6:45 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 17 from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

The 2014-15 season kicks off on Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 am ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Swansea City, and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra.

For the Premier League television schedule, visit nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com.

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Hot Crazy Matrix: Everything A Young Man Needs To Know About Dealing With Womenhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/05/hot-crazy-matrix-everything-a-young-man-needs-to-know-about-dealing-with-women/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/05/hot-crazy-matrix-everything-a-young-man-needs-to-know-about-dealing-with-women/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:19:23 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22433 Hot Crazy Matrix Dealing With Girls

Understanding what a woman is looking for in a man can be challenging, but trying to figure out what you want in a woman can be just as mind-blogging. As a young man you are clueless on how to deal with women. The crazy matrix of possibilities can be endless. As you get older it’s easier to categorize women. There are some exceptions, but as you become wiser you realize most if not all women fall into a few categories.

READ: 5 Signs She’s NOT A Keeper

According to the “Hot Crazy Matrix” created by some average Joe who claims to have 46 years of experience, women fall in one of several categories including, the fun zone, danger zone, date zone, or wife zone. He believes once you are able to figure out what zone they belong in his surefire method will help you learn what you need to know in order to deal with any woman. We found his matrix to be hilarious, but somewhat truthful. Well, at least everything except the “Tranny” and “Unicorn” categories. Check out the video below and let us know if you agree.

It’s not until you are of age that you figure it out. It’s usually the moment when you realize women or always right even when they are wrong. If you remember this one rule you are halfway there to figuring out women. In the meantime, let this video serve as a guide. It does illustrate some valid points. Don’t date crazy women, unicorns, or Trannys.

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