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Big Sale on Domain Names and WordPress Hosting

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You can get a domain name for as low as $1.99 for the first year with the purchase of any non-domain product. Without another purchase, .COMs are $8.49 a year, .ORGs are $7.99, and .NETs are $7.49.

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It’s a great deal for anyone looking to get started with a self hosted WordPress site or that is in need of a cheaper host. I’ve found them to be very helpful and reliable.

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Beer Haiku Daily Store Now Open!

The Beer Haiku Daily Store is now open! Check out the clothing, clocks, mugs and stuff you can buy.

Most of the items have the image below printed on them. Some of them have the catchphrase, “Celebrate one of life’s simple pleasures.” on the back.

I hope you enjoy them. I may be adding some more designs (and beer flavors) in the future. Let me know if you have a preference or any other feedback.

And don’t forget to visit the website: Beer Haiku Daily.


Check out the New Beer Haiku Daily site!

My other site, Beer Haiku Daily, has moved to!

We are still serving up a new beer haiku every day of the year so make sure you stop by and join the fun.

4 Problems with Childrens Toys Today.

My son’s birthday party was yesterday. He’s two. Because of this, I thought I would make a quick list of things that are wrong with childrens toys today. I have been stewing over this since Christmas, but the birthday presents finally put me over the edge.

  1. Packaging – Is it really necessary to use so much, tape, plastic, wire ties, twist ties, and screws to keep a toy in the package? I mean, seriously, the toy won’t even hold my son’s attention for the amount of time it takes me to open the packaging. You shouldn’t need tools to open a cardboard box.
  2. Batteries – Are there any toy companies left that make toys that don’t need batteries? I swore I would never say this next phrase, but… When I was a kid, we made our own noises for cars, trucks and trains.
  3. Volume Control – For the love of God, would it kill toy companies to design volume control into a toy. These days, toys have only one volume level – excruciatingly loud.
  4. On/Off Switch – You’d think this would be a no-brainer, but you would be shocked about how many toys do not have on/off switches. I need a break, dammit.

I guess the toy companies spent all their budgets on packaging material and didn’t have enough money left over for bonus features like power buttons and volume control.

I am not sure what the solution is to this, a boycott might get the toy companies attention, but what do you get the kid instead? Socks? That’s just mean. Books? Don’t get me started on what’s wrong with childrens books today. I am thinking about teaching my kid to bite, so he won’t be as popular and will therefore get less gifts next year.

What do you think?

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