iPoll Quiz Results: Awful Pickup Lines

If you’re single, then sooner or later people will tell you that you need to “get out there” and start dating. That is, if you want to have some sort of companionship for the rest of your life (totally up to you). Of course, many folks turn to online dating websites to make a connection. I can personally attest to the success of such methods. Don’t believe me? Ask the wifey–that’s how we met! The old-school method of meeting someone would be to approach them at a random location like a bar, grocery store, or campus quad. To get the conversation rolling, you’ll need a pickup line. Clearly, our iPoll community knows what it means to be on the giving and receiving end of a pickup line. The clever quizmasters asked for your awful pickup lines. Those who responded were automatically entered into a sweepstakes drawing. For a lucky few, a cash infusion was sent swiftly to their iPoll rewards account. Here then are some of those winners. Standby to cringe:

Pickup Lines

If ever there was a place for cheesy pickup lines, it is a t Sci-Fi speed dating. Image Source: flickr user: istolethetv

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Written by Rick B.

October 2nd, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Quick Mysteries To Solve

We’ve talked about murder mystery novels. We’ve discussed how to host your own murder mystery party. The only thing left to figure out is if you’re any good at solving those mysteries. As fans of the genre know, often the detective will have the answer to the mystery staring them right in the face. It’s all about the clues. Remember, it was the great master detective Sherlock Holmes himself who said, “When you have eliminated the possible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true.” See if you can apply some of that deductive reasoning to these fun mysteries (explanations are at the bottom).



Read all these books and you'll be ready to solve any mystery. Image Source: flickr user: horslips5

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Written by Rick B.

October 1st, 2015 at 2:43 pm

How To Host Your Own Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Something is afoot. Could it be murder? Maybe just a little mayhem. If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate the upcoming Halloween season, then why not host a murder mystery dinner party? You’ve probably watched hours of CSI and Law & Order so you know the drill, right? Actually, there are many murder mystery games available for download across the Internet. These can provide a template for your game play and offer suggestions on how to keep the game going. However, there are a few more fun details you might want to consider for your murder mystery night dinner party–and we’ve got them right here.

Dinner Party

You just know a murder mystery is going to bust out here! | Image Source: Flickr user Bill Wilson

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Written by Rick B.

September 30th, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Mystery Writers You Should Be Reading

Are you caught up on your reading? Personally, I have shelves and shelves of books that need to be cracked open. Just because I might not get around to those novels doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have them on my shelf, right? There are many proven benefits of reading, such as providing mental stimulation and reducing stress. It also expands your knowledge base. That’s why I also keep a dictionary close by (or my Smartphone) that will allow me to look up any new word.

The recent arrival of the Blood Moon, and having October just a few days off, is the perfect time to dive into a mystery novel. Let me clarify: before discovering a new contemporary mystery writer, you need to embrace the classics. We’re talking Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler. That will certainly fill up your Kindle–but there is always room for more. Here are a few more mystery writers you should be reading:



Now this is a place I could spend some time in. Image Source: flickr user: cometstarmoon

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Written by Rick B.

September 29th, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Mobile Army Monday: New Chip Discovery Leads To Tasty Cash

On a recent episode of The Great Food Truck Race, the contestants have all their mobile devices taken away. They weren’t allowed to Tweet or use social media to attract a crowd. Worst of all, they had to resort to old-fashioned maps to get around. You remember those relics, right? You had to actually unfold those ridiculously large pieces of paper that could never be properly folded again. Then you had to break a code to decipher which grid the destination you were looking for was located in. There was never any guarantee you would find it. How did we ever get from point “A” to point “B?” Nope–give me my cell phone, every time…just like for this week’s awesome Mobile Mission. I followed my iPoll app to great rewards. Good thing I didn’t need a Thomas Guide!


Mmm...look at that flavor. | Image source: Flickr user Mike Haller

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Written by Rick B.

September 28th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

iPoll Quiz Results: The Best Comic Book Movie Ever

No doubt the topic of “best comic book movie ever” was discussed, at length, during this summer’s Comic-Con. In fact, I’ll wager that conversation is happening somewhere at this very minute in a corner of cyberspace. Well, the iPoll quizmasters decided to pose this query to the community at large. As you can imagine, there were some passionate responses all around.

For starters?

The Avengers. I love how all of the story lines intertwine and each movie leads into one bigger world.” — Jordan K., Florida


Comic Book

It might look like they're fighting over "best comic book movie" but it's just for show. Image Source: flickr user: Pat Loika

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Written by Rick B.

September 25th, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Things To Consider Before You Buy a B&B

There are many business opportunities scattered across the country. We’ve discussed options like owning a franchise, opening a restaurant, or even starting your own home-based business. Heading out to see the colors of fall might have you staying at a small town bed and breakfast, or B&B, which is another business opportunity to consider.

Many B&Bs are sold like a franchise business. In other words, that business is already up and running. All you have to do is take it over and watch the money flow in, right? Not always. Do you have what it takes to run your own B&B? Could this be the perfect thing for a new career? As with all things in life, it depends on how informed you are about this decision. Consider the following before you sign on the dotted line:



Staying here might be great but what about owning the B&B? Image Source: flickr user: Lee Coursey

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Written by Rick B.

September 24th, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Best Spots To Catch The Colors Of Fall

They say the “best things in life are free.” That is certainly true (especially when it comes to those food samples at Costco!). It’s also true of taking in nature. There are so many amazing spots across the country that are perfect for just sitting there and going, “Ahhhhh.” Of course in the fall, nature likes to strut a bit by putting on a color show. There is a scientific explanation for why leaves change color in the fall, but who cares? They just look wonderful and are the stuff of future screensavers! We’ve certainly highlighted some great fall viewing opportunities like hiking the Adirondacks or driving around Portland, Oregon. As you can image, there are many other great spots to catch the colors of fall. Perhaps these destinations can be added to your fall festival travel itinerary.



To quote Tine Fey, "I want to go to there." Image Source: flickr user: Rachel Kramer

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Written by Rick B.

September 23rd, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Amazing Fall Festival Trip Ideas

Happy fall everybody! (Okay, technically it’s not until tomorrow.) It’s time to crunch some leaves and break out the pumpkin spice. I like to think of all as one long “holiday eve.” Once it arrives, I know that the holiday trifecta of Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years is just around the corner. Sadly, with that knowledge comes a lot of anxiety, too. Who will we invite over for Thanksgiving dinner that won’t get into a fight discussing the upcoming elections? What hints should I be listening to for gifts? How am I ever going to get through that mountain of junk in the garage to pull out the tree decorations? Just thinking of the holidays is starting to make me go cuckoo for Coco Puffs. I need a vacation. If only there was a resource where I could find some amazing fall festival trip ideas. I know! I’ll just keep reading!



Is this doesn't look like a basket of fall I don't know what does. Image Source: flickr user: Mike Mozart

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Written by Rick B.

September 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Check In With iPoll Quizzes To Earn Those Cash Rewards

I’ve come to realize that having the iPoll app is a lot like having a tamagotchi pet. (Flashback!) They were those little digital creatures you carried around on a keychain. Once activated, you had to feed them, play with them, and generally pay attention to them, or else the little critter would croak. Fortunately, there isn’t the same kind of pressure with your iPoll app. However, if you don’t check it every day, you could be missing out of some wonderful cash rewards. That’s definitely a lot more of an incentive for me than with a tamagotchi! Let’s take a look at some of these reward-reaping quizzes I’ve encountered recently:



Which of these labels can you put on your next meal? Image Source: flickr user: tiffany terry

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Written by Rick B.

September 21st, 2015 at 9:46 pm