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Top 10 Worst Video Game Movies

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is the game (oh, really?), of the sleeper hit movie, of the comic book of the same name. It’s also a colourful homage to the late, great side-scrolling 2-D beat-'em-ups of the 16-bit '90s, where your pugilistic momentum hinged entirely on the glorious thrashing of buttons; a rare offering of simple, half-decent thrills from the regularly half-bottomed mill of movie-to-game conversions. Avatar: The Game, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (the game), Terminator Salvation (the game, yes): All awful, terrible things, but rotund men in suits know lots of you will buy these video games on account of having enjoyed the films, so you know, effort? Whatever. The reality of the reverse, however (that being when a game becomes a movie), is a much, much uglier place. While there have been some unexpected (yet still debatable) gems in the form of Resident Evil, Silent Hill and even glaringly inaccurate 1993 genre-first Super Mario Bros., more often than not, the end result is tragically funny, for all the so-wrong-they’re-still-quite-wrong reasons.

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10 Famous Quotes Everyone Gets Wrong

There are some quotes you hear repeated every day by people. But the tricky thing about quotes is, unless they were said in a public speech, it’s often difficult to prove who actually said what. So here are ten famous quotes that were said by someone entirely different than the person to whom they are attributed, or not spoken at all!

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10 Astonishing Animals With No Eyes

What’s so great about having eyes anyway? If these eyeless animals could talk, they’d tell you that vision is overrated. Each one of these ten incredible creatures has an amazing story to tell. In the darkest environments, with nothing to go on but smell, touch and hearing, they manage to feed and reproduce, like blind super-beings with heightened remaining senses. Here’s a look at ten amazing animals without eyes.

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8 Ways To Make Your Pet An Internet Sensation

Let me tell you a story about fame. Many years ago, Oscar and Ethel Schimmelbaum moved to Florida with the hopes of a better life and to escape the most horrific persecution in history – a strict no pets policy at their New York brownstone. The year was 2008. Oscar was a successful piano salesman, moving Steinways and baby grands into assisted living facilities across these glorious United States. Life was good for the Schimmelbaums, but they had no idea about the impact they’d eventually have on the entire world. Ethel spent her days at home, writing postcards to her four lawyer sons and raising their 8-year old calico, Moses. Over the years, Ethel took advantage of her husband’s profession, teaching herself how to play simple tunes on her electric piano. She picked up the classics with ease, playing for her Mah Jong partners and the occasional Fed Ex delivery driver. But one night she and Oscar awoke to a strange tune, an unknown sound emanating from their vintage Wurlitzer. As she crept downstairs to investigate the clatter, she locked eyes on a site of pure amazement.

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The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other people and maybe other species, like dogs, cats, birds, and whatnot. Strangely enough, however, some people act as if they just want to be miserable, and they succeed remarkably at inviting misery into their lives, even though they get little apparent benefit from it, since being miserable doesn’t help them find lovers and friends, get better jobs, make more money, or go on more interesting vacations. Why do they do this? After perusing the output of some of the finest brains in the therapy profession, I’ve come to the conclusion that misery is an art form, and the satisfaction people seem to find in it reflects the creative effort required to cultivate it. In other words, when your living conditions are stable, peaceful, and prosperous—no civil wars raging in your streets, no mass hunger, no epidemic disease, no vexation from poverty—making yourself miserable is a craft all its own, requiring imagination, vision, and ingenuity. It can even give life a distinctive meaning.

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12 Ways to Beat Addiction

By far my most popular post is the gallery, “12 Depression Busters.” But those suggestions were actually a response to Beyond Blue reader Peg’s query on how to stop smoking. They absolutely do help a person fight depression and the ongoing war against negative thoughts; however they were designed as techniques to use when getting pulled into addictive behaviors. The last month or so I have used every single one of these. And I’m happy to report that I actually feel a lot freer from insidious, destructive behavior than I did several weeks ago.

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8 Biggest Pricing Errors in History

Accurate pricing equals accumulation of profit. In business correctly pricing your product is essential: price your product too highly you will lose customers, too low and you risk losing profit. So it's startling to see major companies make major pricing errors. Below you'll find 8 of the biggest pricing errors in consumer tech history.

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10 Fascinating Interracial Marriages in History

Attitudes towards Interracial marriage have changed dramatically, in just the last generation. In the United States it was just 43 years ago when interracial marriage was made fully legal in all 50 states. Today, in many countries, interracial marriage is commonplace and most don’t even give it a second thought. However, as we all know, it wasn’t always this way in the past. This list includes individuals who didn’t let the prejudice of society make their decisions in life, and also paved the way for interracial couples in the future.

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10 Celebrity Foreclosures

Ever since the housing crisis began, Americans have gotten used to hearing a word that only used to apply to the very desperate — foreclosure. In the past, the word summoned to mind images of abandoned, dilapidated homes with boarded windows, a vacant porch swing and the occasional tumbleweed. Those days are over, and the foreclosed home in move-in condition is an increasingly common sight today. It seems like something that can happen to anybody, including famous people. The idea that celebrities are immune to market forces is long gone. Many of the celebrities who went into foreclosure were in career decline at the time. However, some have gone into foreclosure while still having a popular movie in the multiplexes, or a recording that tops the Billboard charts. Fame is no longer protection from foreclosure, and neither is success.

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The 10 Greatest Bitch Slaps in Movie History

The bitch slap is more than just a slap. It's an outright smack across the face and when it's delievered, you know it's important. Bitch slaps are such a potent display of visceral power that movies have been using them since the beginning of the medium, and when used at just the right time and particularly when delivered unto a worthy recipient, they are some of the most satisfying wallops around. Here are the ten most powerful bitchslaps in movie history.

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The 10 Smartest Pot Smokers on the Planet

You’ve probably seen those “Above The Influence” anti-drug commercials in which they show worst scenario outcomes to people smoking weed. Really depressing sh*t. They always make the person out to be an accidental murderer, or homeless, jobless, friendless. No prospects of anything positive on the horizon. Well, we have a list of the smartest people who ever admitted to smoking pot as a nice complement to the most successful people who owned up to puffin’ dope.

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10 Animals With Incredible Eyes

According to scientists, eyes evolved around 540 million years ago as simple light detecting organs. Today, vision is the most important sense for many animals, humans included, and they have became incredibly varied and complex. Take a look at some of the strangest and most incredible eyes in the animal kingdom.

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