Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Events: Gomes' Goodbye Party - August 15th

In what is clearly a desperate plea for attention, Gomes has decided to destroy the very bedrock of this Podcast/Blog, The Ultimate Guide to Life After College, by going back to College. He is holding a party to start the newest chapter of his pathetic life. Ironically, he is requesting that his much needed emotional support come from regular listeners of the Podcast titled "Monkey Hate Gomes". Needless to say, his return to the education system appears ever necessary.

Though you may not feel like congratulating Gomes' on his acceptance into more College, Gomes' departure is an opportunity for celebration. Or at the very least, an opportunity to tell Gomes' how you really feel before he leaves. With that, MHG proudly invites you to Gomes' Going Away Party. Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday 8/15/09 - 3pm
Place: MHG Central
On Tap: Lagunitas Pale Ale, Strongbow Cider, Olympia in cans
Food Provided: Delicious BBQ, Cake and Ice Cream Sundaes
RSVP via Facebook here

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Food: Finally, Oatmeal Made Easy (Not Instant)

We all love oatmeal. Some of us, more than others. Then there are people that like it enough to eat it twice a day. No matter how often you enjoy this wonderful, well-rounded meal, saving time cooking it would be nice. No, we are not suggesting using Microwaveable or Instant/Rolled Oats. Those smell like fake maple syrup, have little fiber, and are full of sugar and "bad carbs". For those of you in the know, the most flavorful and healthiest class of oatmeal is Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal. The only problem is that this variety takes 30+ minutes to make. Yes, quality takes time but time is something we don't all have. Thanks to food blog, The Bitten World, there is a better way to cook these. Here it is:

The previous night you boil six cups of water, stir in the oatmeal, let boil for 1-minute, turn off the heat and cover. The next morning, you turn the heat back on and let it boil for 10 minutes. In our experience, it doesn't even take that long: after 7 minutes the oatmeal is ready to eat.

The blog goes on to recommend sliced bananas, chopped walnuts and maple syrup. Another favorite simple topping is butter/margarine and a good fruit jam.

MHG Recommends: McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal, Price = $23 for four 28oz tins.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

#4: Back From Holiday

Show #4 : Back From Holiday

This show:
Hosts : Chad and Ryan
Breaking News: Michael Jackson Hospitalized
Outdoors: Rafting
Drinks: Energy Drink Outlet
Camping: Nevada Beach
Events: Gomes' Goodbye Party

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0:11:42, 9.6 MB, (M4A)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode):
Michael Jackson Hospitalized
MHG Recommends - Rafting Supplies
Cache Creek Rafting Information
Truckee River Rafting Information
Energy Drink Outlet

Nevada Beach Campground

Thursday, June 4, 2009

$: Free Panties - Victoria's Secret (If you're into that sort of thing)

MHG Approved

What: Free Panties! (If you're into that sort of thing...or know someone who is)
Where: Victoria's Secret stores nationwide
How: Print Coupon here and go to store here
Order Tip: Only good until June 5th, act quickly!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Work: A Guide to Wearing/Caring For a Suit

For those of you currently with or currently looking for a job, you might want to invest in a good suit. Lifehacker posted an awesome guide to getting and caring for suits, courtesy of commenter StanwayCrispin. Here is the list:
  1. Find a good local tailor, have 'em measure you.
  2. Try on a few suit coats with said measurement, make sure they hang about right. Same with slacks.
  3. Cuffs are good - contrary to belief they're never "out", and they have a functional advantage, they make slacks hang just right. They keep the pant legs from hanging getting caught in your shoes as well.
  4. Dryclean the suit coat *and* the slacks at the same time. If you wear the suit on Saturday, get some gunk on the slacks, do NOT have just the slacks only cleaned. Even the best suit can fade a teeny tad with a cleaning, so keep the wear/fading even - clean both at the same time.
  5. A suit that's not stained does NOT need to be drycleaned after each wearing, or each 5 wearings. Your under garmets take on the body oil and stink, its not a worry, a suit will last years longer if not over cleaned.
  6. Wear a t shirt - it looks better. Period.
  7. Make sure your tie meets the middle of your belt, please, please, oh please.
  8. Show some cuff. Have your tailor cut the suit coat so your Properly long dress shirt shows just a bit. It looks sharp, and adds contrast to between your suit and hand.
  9. Don't forget the dress shirt, 100% cotton ONLY, get them professionally laundered, and get a dry cleaner who knows what heavy starch means. Ya, I know, it sounds like it'll be "itchy", but after wearing the shirt for about 15 minutes its no more "itchy" than light starch. Ahh, the look of a crisp starched shirt. You'll have people ask you how your shirts look so crisp and sharp.
  10. Pit stains? Schmit stains! When you take off your nice dress shirt, hit the pits with some stain stick action, let it sit, it'll be ok. Then when you get the shirt laundered the pits will come out nice and clean. Take about 30 seconds.
  11. Traveling? Your dry cleaner has you covered. Instead of having your shirts on hangers as per usual, request they fold the shirts. They'll fold them, use some cardboard like a brand new shirt to save the collar from pressing down, and package it all up in a plastic bag - again just like a new shirt. That shirt is ready to travel!
  12. Wrinkles? Well just hang your suit up. 100% wool will hang out nicely. Tough wrinkles? Travelling? Hang the suit in the bathroom when you shower, the steam will let the wrinkles release. And, if you have an otherwise clean suit have your drycleaner give it a press before that special event, it just costs a few bucks and your suit will look like it was just cleaned. Never have a suit that doesn't need a cleaning put therugh the rigors of dry-cleaning.

$: Fallout 3 Collector's Edition (Xbox 360)

MHG Approved
Product: Fallout 3 Collector's Edition (Xbox 360)
  • Enjoy your very own Vault Boy collectors item direct from Vault-Tec
  • Includes The Art of Fallout 3 hardcover book of exclusive concept art and commentary
  • Special DVD The Making of Fallout 3 included for a behind the scenes look at the creative team
  • Includes fully customized metal Vault-Tec lunch box
  • Receive these collector edition items with the game Fallout 3
Why You Need It: The 2008 Game of the Year (Game Critics Awards) is often ranked as one of the best games of all time. This deal gives you the game plus some cool swag at a price cheaper than the game alone (MSRP $59.99).
Price: $46.98 Deal of the Day special (MSRP $79.99)
Link: Order from Amazon here
Reviews: 93/100 at Metacritic here
Manufacturer: Bethesda site here
Order Tip: Select Super Saver Shipping, it's free!
DEAL ONLY GOOD 5/27/2009, then price goes back to $79.99

Friday, May 22, 2009

Food: Memorial Day Grill Tips

While the MHG camping trip is officially postponed until next year (no ManCamp #8), there is no reason to sulk around all weekend. Just in time for Memorial Day, one of MHG's favorite sites, Lifehacker, just posted an awesome primer to help you get your grill on. What better way to celebrate the holiday weekend than cooking raw flesh over a hot grill, drinking some Cervezas (before the end of Cinco de Mayo) all while enjoying the great outdoors.

Here is the top ten:
10. DIY marinades
9. Steak improvement through salt
8. Chill soda, beer, or wine in two minutes
7. Easy grill cleaning
6. Use your broiler as a backup
5. Get started with smoking
4. Make your own BBQ sauce
3. Use a cheat sheet
2. Know when meat is done
1. Perfect burgers

The complete article is here

$: Restaurant.com UPDATE

MHG Podcast Update
Podcast: #2: Blame It On The Economy
Segment: Restaurant.com
What We Discussed: $25 gift certificates for $3(UPDATE: currently on sale for $2)
Link: Order from Restaurant.com directly here
Reviews: 4/5 bananas
Order Tip: Use code SPECIAL to get the $2 price (80% off $10)

$: JBL Reference 610 Bluetooth Headphones (DEAD)

MHG Approved

JBL Over-Ear Bluetooth® Wireless Headphones, Reference 610
  • JBL Reference 610 Bluetooth headphones
  • Bluetooth transceiver (for iPod)
  • Stereo phono adapters
  • Dual airline adapter
  • Carrying case
  • Battery charger
Why You Need Them: Bluetooth lets you listen wirelessly, controls your iPod wirelessly
Price: $38 (Apple Store sells them for $199 here)
Link: Order from Sears here
Reviews: 4.5* Reviews at Amazon here
Manufacturer: JBL site here
Order Tip: Order 3, get free shipping. Otherwise its $10
UPDATE (5/27/2009 11:45 AM) - Deal is DEAD!

Monday, May 18, 2009

#3: Cinco de Mayo

Show #3 : Cinco de Mayo

This show:
Hosts : Chad and Ryan
Cerveza: Bud Light Lime (0-34:55)
Cerveza: Corona
Cerveza: Sol
Cerveza: Modelo Especial
Cerveza: XX Lager
Cerveza: Tecate
Cerveza: Miller Chill
Cerveza: Bud & Clamato
Cerveza: Pacifico
Cerveza: XX Amber
Cerveza: Negra Modelo
Cerveza: Bohemia
Cerveza: PBR Chelada
Ancient Aztek History, (34:56-)

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0:39:43, 37.2 MB, (MP3)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode):
Bud Light Lime
Modelo Especial
XX Lager
Miller Chill
Budweiser and Clamato
XX Amber
Negra Modelo
Beer Cocktails for Spring/Summer [Lifehacker.com]
Pontiac Aztek

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

#2: Blame It On The Economy

Show #2 : Blame It On The Economy

This show:
Hosts : Chad and Ryan
$: Restaurant.com , (3:00-8:54)
$: Cell Phone Savings, (8:55-11:29)
$: Cell Phone Savings, (11:30-15:39)
$: Schwab Bank, (15:40-21:19)
$: Free Online Budgeting, (21:20-34:09)
Nintendo Wii, I'm Coming (34:10-)

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0:42:47, 36.0 MB, (M4A)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode):
AT&T Corporate Discounts
Sprint Corporate Discounts
T-Mobile Corporate Discounts
Verizon Corporate Discounts
24 Hour Fitness: 2 Year Membership - $299
Schwab Bank - Checking and Savings
South Park - Go God Go XII (Nintendo Wii, I'm Coming)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

#1: Monkey Hate Gomes

Show #1 : Monkey Hate Gomes

This show:
Hosts : Chad and Ryan
TV: Arrested Development , (2:17–4:49)
Book: I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, (4:50–7:59)
Food: La Calaca Loca, (8:00–10:54)
Movie: I Love You Man, (10:55–15:12)
Monkey Hate Gomes (15:13-)

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0:20:53, 21.0 MB, (M4A)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode):
Episode #1 - Amazon Store
Arrested Development on IMDB

http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-calaca-loca-oakland http://www.yelp.com/biz/nicks-crispy-tacos-san-francisco http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/iloveyouman

Monkey Hate Clean

Friday, April 17, 2009

First Podcast Update

After completing what would have been a brilliant first podcast (aside from the technical difficulties surrounding multiple USB microphones), Chad and Gomes had to go back to the drawing board. Thanks to Temple at the Technological Terror blog, we found a solution. We are busy re-recording our first session; the results sound great so far. Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pocast #1 Incoming

Welcome to Monkey Hate Gomes. Our first podcast is in the making. We hope you will come back later and listen to the show. It will be available on iTunes and .rss feeds. You can subscribe, meaning the show will automatically download to your computer, via the links to the right or search for us in iTunes directly.