A Review of New Viactiv Flavor Glides Multi-vitamins

I admit it. I have a hard time swallowing pills, much to my chagrin. I have been teased about it by numerous people. I have tried dozens of ways to swallow my pills using applesauce, bread, pudding, cutting them up into small pieces. Yet, time and again, I am unable to swallow large pills like multi-vitamins. We all know how important it is to take vitamins in order to ensure we have enough vitamins and minerals in our bodies for healthy functioning. Yet, for those of us who have difficulty swallowing huge pills, multi-vitamins and calcium being large pills, what are we to do?

Viactiv vitamins are designed for women by women to help those who have difficulty swallowing pills, who hate the taste of vitamins or who just want taking their vitamin to be a pleasurable experience. Viactiv’s chewable calcium and multivitamins have been on the market for a number of years. I have taken both and find the taste to be pretty good but they can be expensive as compared to typical vitamins on the market and I really want to be able to swallow a vitamin without chewing it. On a quest to find a multivitamin that is not a “horse pill” I perused the vitamin aisle while on my last trip to Target. I found Viactiv’s new Flavor Glides Multi-vitamin and Calcium pills.

These are excellent for you r immune system and the flavor is simply too good to be put into words so we will not waste time by getting into that but it is important to mention that discount vitamins are rare to find these days and Viactiv is definitely one of them.

Viactiv Flavor Glides are designed and marketed as easy to swallow and flavorful. Viactiv provides a guarantee that you will be able to swallow these pills and enjoy them, or your money back. On the Viactiv website, there is a form to fill out to get your money back if you are unable to swallow the Flavor Glides and you should keep your store receipt and the UPC label. If you visit the viactiv website you can download a $1 off coupon to use to try on the new Viactiv flavor glides. For just under $6.00 for a 50 day supply of pills, I decided to give this new product a try. I still had the chewable calcium vitamins on hand and did not want to spend money on a product I was unsure if I could swallow, so I stuck with only purchasing the Multi-vitamin. I also immediately was attracted to the packaging. It is a small bottle in the shape of an hour glass with Viactiv’s traditional purple and silver colorings on the label.

Viactiv Flavor Glides Multi-vitamins are berry flavored (Berry Breeze), while the Calcium vitamins are vanilla flavored. The Viactiv Flavor Glides Multi-vitamin contains 24 essential vitamins and minerals designed to meet a woman’s needs.

Guaranteed Analysis:

Vitamin: Percent Daily Value:

  • Vitamin A 50%
  • Vitamin C 100%
  • Vitamin D 100%
  • Vitamin E 110%
  • Vitamin K 25%
  • B1 100%
  • B2 100%
  • Niacin 75%
  • B6 100%
  • Folic Acid 100%
  • Biotin 10%
  • Pantothenic Acid 100%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 100%
  • Iodine 25%
  • Magnesium 10%
  • Zinc 100%
  • Selenium 79%
  • Copper 100%
  • Manganese 100%
  • Chronium 10%
  • Molybdenum 100%
  • Potassium 100%

Viactic Flavor Glides Multivitamin is sure to meet most every woman’s needs in one pill. Not only will you get 400mcg of folic acid (essential for women who are trying to become pregnant or those who are), you will get 20o mg of your daily calcium needs (you will need to supplement this with another calcium pill as women should take about 1000 mg of calcium per day-a clever marketing strategy by Viactiv so you have to purchase an additional pill from them), but you get your full day supply of vitamin C and E as well as a range of vitamins B, D and K, all essential for maximum health. This eliminates the need for purchasing additional vitamins (besides the calcium). Therefore, even though Viactiv Flavor Glides may be more expensive than your regular brand or other brands on the market, you should only have to buy one other pill-Calcium.


I compared the Flavor Glides to the One a Day tablets and Centrum tablets) I had at home (which I have not been able to successfully swallow as much as I try and which not only taste terrible cut into pieces but tend to get stuck in my throat). Sure enough, as marketed, it is smaller than the regular multi-vitamin both in length and width. However, it is not as small as I had hoped and I was still unsure if I would be able to successfully swallow it.


You immediately taste the berry flavor of the Viactiv Flavor Glides as soon as it hits your tongue. The taste reminds me of grape juice. I don’t particularly like grape juice but the Flavor Glides are actually tastier than I expected. I hope to eventually see some other flavors on the market for the Flavor Glides like strawberry.

Ease of Swallow:

With a glass of water in one hand, the Viactiv Flavor Glide in the other, I was ready to try this new product out. Unfortunately my attempts to swallow the pill in its entirety were unsuccessful. I then decided to try to make the pill smaller by biting it in half and then into quarters. I found I was able to swallow the pill this way and I was left with no aftertaste, no scratchiness going down my throat as other multivitamins do when split and the taste remained pleasant. While it is not good to chew your vitamins because it breaks down the enamel on your teeth, I knew this would not be a long term solution. After three days of unsuccessfully trying to swallow the pill whole and then splitting it into smaller pieces with my teeth, I broke out my pill cutter and split the pill in half. I was able to successfully swallow each of the halves without chewing. Again, the taste was good and there was no roughness or catching in my throat on the jagged edges of the vitamin. I was also very surprised that I was even able to swallow the halves as I have been unable to do this with previous multivitamins.

Overall, I give Viactive Flavor Glides Multi-vitamin a 4 out of 5. The taste is pleasant (keep this one away from the kids), the tablets are smaller than regular multivitamins, therefore making it more likely you will be able to swallow them even if you have difficulty swallowing pills, the smooth coating on the pill helps the pill to glide down your throat with more ease and even when cut in half, the pills go down smoothly without jagged edges or after taste. This pill more importantly has all the essential vitamins and minerals each woman needs (remember to add a calcium supplement, though) with also having good taste and better swallowing capabilities than other pills.

I recommend Viactiv Flavor Glides to any woman who has trouble swallowing pills, hates the aftertaste or taste of pills or who does not want a jagged edge stuck in her throat when the pills are cut in half. I have yet to find another multivitamin I have been able to swallow, even though it was only by halves. If I can eventually swallow the pill in its entirety or if they made them slightly smaller, perhaps the size of a Motrin, Viactiv Flavor Glides would get a 5 out 5 and hundreds of gold stars from me!

What Do You Understand By The Term AR Coating And Why It Is Used?

AR coating is known as an anti-reflective coating, as well as anti-glare coating. The purpose of this type of coating is that it is used for a special purpose, which is to improve the vision. There are several benefits of considering a glass with an AR coating. It will help you to reduce all the eye strain problems, and you will not suffer problems like migraine or headache. Not only this but using an anti-reflective coating on your glass will add more grace to your eyeglass lenses, which will look attractive. It helps in eliminating all the reflection out from the surface of the eyeglass. The reflection comes out from the front as well as from the backside of the glass will be easily eliminated by using an anti-reflective coating. If you are interested in getting AR coating as well as for gathering some essential information regarding this, then you can visit this website listed as

There will be fewer distractions by using AR coating as a reason all the reflection will be eliminated directly from your lens. It will help in optimizing the reflection which comes on the front side of your lens. While driving and working on a PC or laptop, it becomes crucial because all the light comes on the front side and causes distraction. So it is better to neglect distraction so that you can easily form an eye contact and concentrate on your entire work. 

What are the 5 benefits of using AR coating?

Now, in the lower section, after scrolling down, you will be going to read about some of the amazing benefits of using an anti-reflective coating or anti-glare coating in your glass lens. 

  • The first benefit of using AR coating is that it will help you to increase the visual clarity while viewing and working on things. If more amount of light will pass on the front side of your lens, then AR coating will help in eliminating and reducing the light directly from the surface. It is effective because AR coating is contained with some properties which will neglect all the light, and you will be able to visualize all the things appropriately. 
  • After using a lens with AR coating, you will experience a type of enhancement and clarity while appearing other things. All the harsh amounts of reflection will be removed out from the surface, and you will be able to see the object clearly. It is listed that your eyes will definitely become the center stage while working, video calling, or posing pictures. 
  • Another benefit of using AR coating is that you will be able to increase the lifespan of your lenses. Also, your lens will not look dull as it will deliver smudge-free as well as scratch-free properties. So it is beneficial for you to consider an AR coating on your glass lens so that you can view things accurately. 
  • There are some individuals who have considered a blue light exposure when they objectify things as well as work later on the computer or while traveling. This blue strain is effective for your eyes and will provide eye strain, and somehow, consider a AR coating that will help in reducing all these things. 

  • The biggest benefit of using AR coatings on the lenses and glasses is that they will protect your eyes from direct sunlight. You can add the UV protection either on the backside of your lens or on the front side. By considering this, you can easily protect your eyes from harmful sun rays. 

In the above section, I have listed all the 5 amazing benefits of using an anti-reflective coating on the lens and glass surface. If you consider it then it will become advantageous for you because it will help you to defend your eyes on a sunny day. Despite all these things, there are several other benefits too. Considering anti-glare coating is a little bit expensive, but it will definitely attain you with satisfactory results. If you are suffering eye strain and headache issues while working in front of a screen, then it is better for you to consider anti-reflective coating on your lens and glasses. 

Grand Theft Auto iii


The intro is brief. I liked that. I was able to get going in the game pretty rapidly. It established the back-story, at least a little bit and got me going in the game quickly.

Getting Going:

An in-game tutorial lets you know what to do pretty effectively. The camera angles weren’t the best and, while you can change them, that isn’t explained until further into play. And, once again, my ability to keep a virtual car on the road just sucked. I couldn’t always tell by the graphics that there was a curb there or some other obstacle.


This game is highly rated, but I found it a bit simplistic. The missions are brief. You’re told what to do and where to go. There weren’t a lot of decisions being made here.


There is certainly a lot to look at in Grand Theft Auto III. I loved that vehicles I crashed into showed damage. I loved that the vehicle I was driving showed damage and smoked, started on fire, even exploded. This game is huge and detailed. When you also play this game on gta mods ps4, the visuals and graphics are undeniably amazing. You can make more fun and enjoy on this amazing game. The graphics of this game is one of the best in the gaming community.


With so much music to choose from, one will never get bored. The voice-acting is flawless.


The game does seem to play against me well. There are timed missions, so it obviously knows if I’m doing something in the allotted time. It knew I was wrecking the car I was putting a bomb in and showed me where to get it repaired. The NPC’s seemed rounded and had personalities of their own. There seemed to be a back-story for the major ones that I encountered.


The car didn’t drive well. I had trouble with the camera angles. The missions seemed simplistic; “Go to the [blip on map] and do [related task].” So, no, I didn’t find this game very immersive.


In most games, you can simply use the right stick to look around. In GTA III, it was the L2 and R2 buttons. It seemed like I had to constantly stop to look toward oncoming traffic or see where I was going. The map is a tiny HUD in the upper left corner. You can see the general direction you need to go in for the blip, but not how close or far away it is or what the best route might be. This certainly would have been helpful information in a timed mission.


I found controlling the cars to be frustrating. They weren’t very responsive in tight turns, but seemed all over the road otherwise.


This game is a hugely popular, raunchy, irreverent game with a lot to offer due to it’s sandbox style and witty humor.


I haven’t written as much as I usually write on a game because my overall impression of this one is “Meh”. Sometimes I wonder if reviewers figure “everyone else liked this game; I should, too”. Sometimes I wonder if players are the same way. I didn’t like Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec because I sucked at playing it. The game itself had a lot to offer in graphics, sound and re-playability. I just didn’t like it. I wasn’t that jazzed with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 because I didn’t see why it made the top 3 spot. Mostly, that’s why. It’s a good game. I could play it more. It’s just not stunning or over-whelmingly fun, for me. But, with GTA III, I just don’t get the hype. Rockstar put a lot of work, effort and assets into this game. There is a lot to play with. I just couldn’t bring myself to care.

Uplifting Music for a Better Day or a Relaxing Evening

Have you ever been in the mood to kick back in your favorite chair, prop your feet up on the ottoman, and let your troubles melt away to the harmonies of soft, sophisticated music? Some go for the classical approach when in this mood, but sometimes a more contemporary mood is needed. Sometimes you need an ambiance that says calm, collected, and very cool; music that relaxes, but also reminds you that life will be good when you rise from that chair. Here is my list of those songs that should be on anyone’s list of music for that occasion when you need to set the background to “smooth.”

  1. Boney James: Sara Smile

The sax in this piece is enough to put any frazzled nerve to rest. Let your head move to the beat and your heart groove to the sax and I can guarantee you will forget about the troubles in your life as you remember the good things. Smooth, calming, and very, very urbane. With the hearing of the play beatz music, there will be offering of guarantee of the product. The listening and hearing of the sound will be as per the need of the person. The person will feel relaxed and calm with the availability and purchase of the headphones or earphones. 

  1. Kirk Whalum: All I Do

Romantic and confident, this song says you know you have it going on. It reminds you that someone out there is thinking about you or, if you are with someone special, that you are thinking about him or her.

  1. Euge Groove: Livin’ Large

You cannot help but groove to this music. So sophisticated and so upbeat, this music will leave you feeling like a million bucks and wondering why you were ever stressed in the first place. It makes you feel like life is nothing but sunshine and cocktail parties with great friends.

  1. Euge Groove: XXL

What can I say; the man’s music is fantastic! Another feel good piece, this one is great to listen to before a night out on the town. After listening to this smooth number you will be ready for a night of sophisticated, adult conversation with the beautiful people of the world.

  1. Sade: Sweetest Taboo

Very little music is as sensual and chic as Sade’s. What a great song about how a lover can make you feel like you are getting away with something extraordinary. Smooth and upbeat, this song is a great pick-me-up for a sad, cloudy afternoon.

  1. Peter White: The Closer I Get to You

This is probably the best musical version of this song in my opinion. You will feel the stress and tension melting away as your soul sways to the soft notes of this piece. Never loud, never forceful, but somehow penetrates to the deepest recesses and sweeps away the shadows leaving a warm, serene glow in its wake. A beautiful song masterfully performed.

  1. Mindi Abair: Do You Miss Me

A beautiful song, Do You Miss Me, is smooth jazz with a strong beat and an ephemeral, coy vocal that leaves you feeling like the owner of a posh Manhattan night club with the whole world at your fingertips. Leave your troubles in the past and forget the worries of the future to immerse yourself in the presence that is this piece by Mindi Abair.

  1. David Sanborn: The Dream

This is a song for relaxing and remembering those slow dances with the love of your life that you thought would never end. This one may prompt you to get up from your chair and grab that special someone around the waist for a slow dance into serenity.

  1. Kenny G: Northern Lights

Keep the mood, and the dance, going with this soft number by the best selling instrumentalist of all time. This song takes you away to a place where time has no hold, where it is always that perfect time of the evening when the stars are just beginning to shine and a warm breeze is blowing off the water.

  1. Dave Koz: Together Again

End with this upbeat tune and you will leave feeling refreshed and softer, gentler version of yourself. You will see the silver lining in every cloud as this song replays in your head. Do yourself a favor as these cold winter days give way to warm, sunny spring and listen to this song. It could set the tone for your entire spring.

Is Detox Helps To Pass A Drug Test? How does It work?

If you have consumed drugs and you need to remove all the harmful toxins out from your body, then it is important for you to consider water detoxification. As a reason, it is one of the simple as well as easy method through which you can easily pass a drug test. The working of water detoxication is quite general as you just need to drink a particular amount of water so that you can easily flush out all the toxin substances present in your body. Through the urine tract, you will be able to remove all the toxic substances easily from your body. Water is in the form of indispensable material, which is easy to remove with the help of drinking it. You can also consume water to detoxify all the substance in a small amount. As it is listed that if a person wants to detox marijuana and pass a drug test, then it is important to drink lots of water so that you can easily remove it from your body.

If you want to gather some more information regarding the detoxification method for passing a drug test, then you can wisely go through this website, which is listed as Despite of this you can also go for some other methods through which it will become easy for you to detoxify all the toxic substance out from you body such as you can consume dietary supplements which are consist of vitamins B. as a reason it is also as a reason it is also a convenient method, but if you are considering detoxification method, then it will become more beneficial for you. 

Is it the right method to proceed detox method for passing a drug test?

If you are considering the detoxification method for removing all the toxic substances out from your body, then it is the right method for you to pass a drug test. There are several people who are considering this method because it helps then to clean their bodies easily. There are several detox drinks available in the market through which you will able to clear a drug test. As a reason in these types of drinks, you will go for the urine tract, which will remove all these toxic and harmful substances out from your body. It is possible to go for a drug test by choosing the right detox drink. With the help of these drinks, you will be able to toxin harmful substances in a few hours. As a reason, it will work with the help of urine as all these types of substances will be flush out. 

You can choose any good detox drink, but the working of this drink will stimulate on the amount which you have consumed. As a reason, if you consume the detox drink in a higher amount, then you will consider more urine tract, and it will easily remove all the harmful substances out from your body. It is also listed that with the help of a right detox drink, one can easily flush all the toxic substances. These detox drinks contain THC, which is also known as marijuana cleansing drinks, and these are easily available in the market as well as on online websites. If you are planning to buy one, then it is important for you to choose the right and appropriate drink so that it will deliver satisfactory results. 

Which is better than a detox drink or pill?

There are several individuals who are confused that either buy a detox drink or detox pill. Both these things are different from each other while testing a drug test. If you want an instant result as well as a simple method, then you can go for a detox drink because here, all the toxic substances will be removed from your body through urine. While you consider a detox pill, then it will require a longer period to cleans your body. So it is more effective as well as prominent for you to go for a detox drink rather than considering a detox pill. 

What is the right time to consume a detox drink?

If you are going through a supervised drug test, then it will become crucial for you to pass a drug test. But if you will go for a detoxification method to pass the drug test, then within some time, you will be able to clean all your body in a wise manner. When we consider the right time for using detox water or drink, then you have to consume it before five to six hours. As a reason, all the water will remove out from your body with the help of urine. It is important for you to drink a certain amount of water so that it helps you to cleanse it in an appropriate manner. 

What are the tips one should consider for passing a drug test?

In the lower section, after scrolling down, you will be going to read some of the tips through which you will easily pass a drug test such as:

  • Drink lots and lots of water so that all the toxic substances will remove out from your body with the help of urine.
  • Eat food which can be easily digested as well as try to eat in a very less quantity as a reason if you take a high amount of meals then it will somehow eliminate all the toxic substances out, so it is better for you to eat lightweight food.
  • Consider a drug test kit at your home so that you can also try it in your home for your satisfaction to pass a drug test. 

All the tips one should consider for passing a drug test is listed in the above section so that it will become helpful for you to remove drugs out from your body in an appropriate and simple method. May this above-listed information will become helpful for you to consider detoxification method for passing a drug test.

How to Teach Your Dog to Sit

The first command that you teach your dog will open a whole new world up to you and your canine. Many people don’t realize that once you get your pet into the routine of training with that first command, others follow quite easily!

A simple start is teaching the cue, “sit.” You’ll want a tasty treat on hand, something your pooch will work for. Next, you want to make sure that distractions are limited. Practice in the living room when you and Fido are the only ones home, for example. Let your dog sniff the treat (but don’t let him snatch it from you) so that you have his attention. Position yourself in front of him and slowly pull the object of his desire over his nose and toward his back. You’ll want to see him following it intently so that he has to back up a bit, thus putting his bottom to the floor. The moment rump meets carpet, heavily praise and treat your pup!

If this doesn’t work the first time, try again but keep training sessions short and fun. Remember that if you don’t have your dog’s attention, you haven’t picked the right treat! As much as it may seem like bribery, you are simply giving your dog a reason to work for you. Later on you can practice weaning him off the treats but for now, we just want him to understand what is being asked of him.

The most common reason that dogs do not respond to a cue (aside from being too heavily distracted) is not knowing what you mean. Keep it clear and simple. Refrain from using too much repetition of the command (“sit”) during training when your dog isn’t following through. This can lead to him becoming frustrated, bored, and eventually learning to tune out the word all together.

If switching to a more desirable treat doesn’t regain his attention, try again at a later time. Setting your dog up for success when training a new behavior is key. Would you start a beginner level math class with calculus and expect your students to stick with it? Keep in mind that dogs do not generalize behaviors, meaning that teaching this in your living room doesn’t necessarily mean it will cross over to the local park. Work your way up to training amidst distractions but increasing them gradually. For instance, start in your home, then try the back yard, then the front yard, then during walks, and so on. To help you out with training your dog, you can check barx buddy review. This will give you an idea on how to prooerly train your dog using the right training tool.

If you’re consistent and clear in what you want, you will be well on your way to having an obedient canine companion! “Sit” is just the beginning and you may be surprised at how far you can take any dog with the help of patience and positive reinforcement.

Want to Lose Weight? Start by Putting Down the Fork

Let’s start with the simplest of concepts….PUT THE FORK DOWN! I know rude and to the point but that is a huge problem. We go to a restaurant and order something and get a plate the size our butts end up being! (Aka HUGE!) We eat it all so as to not waste the food. If you are worried about the money issue with leaving food on a plate consider all the medical bills from having a heart attack and leaving half your sandwich doesn’t seem so bad. And “value meals” what is really the value there, are they gonna pay for your angioplasty after eating the super large amounts of fries dipped in whatever?

The trick to dieting is not to say, I cannot eat _______. Because whatever the blank is for you, no matter if you NEVER ate it before, you will want it bad if you tell your self you can’t have it. The key instead is to eat in moderation. And I know you don’t want to hear it but…exercise. Even walking is exercise. Park at the end of the parking lot instead of circling for an hour…it will save time and maybe a few pounds. If you have tried that, I mean really tried (you know if you REALLY gave it your all) then seeing a doctor is best. Losing weight is no longer cosmetic; it’s to save your life. It is to see your kids and grandkids grow up and to teach them how to eat healthy. If that means having the lap band surgery or the extreme measure of having gastric bypass, do it if it will save your life. Do you want to reduce the weight of the body? Then the checking of the resurge customer reviews will be beneficial. There will be no requirement of surgery for the weight reduction. The results will meet with the specifications of the person. The purchase of the pills will bring upsides for the health of the person. 

But realize first, we don’t just eat because we are hungry…so what void are you trying to fill? Because what you need to realize is, food won’t fix your problems. We eat when we are upset, angry, bored and we even do this late at night. You may not even realize how much you are eating. We take one bite here, then one here. By the end of the day the whole bag is gone and you wonder where it went! So, take your time, slow down, and enjoy what you are eating instead of wolfing it down like you are starving to death. Food is so much better when you can ACTUALLY taste it. You can’t really do that at an eating contest can you? So slow down the eating and speed up the exercising (as in actually do some!). But more importantly, be happy with you. If you are happy at the weight you are then who cares what everyone else thinks?

Federal Reserve Reform Could Right a Wrong

The Federal Reserve has a regulation called regulation d that declares it illegal to pay a free market rate of interest on what they declare “demand accounts”, these include savings accounts, CDs, and money market accounts. This regulation has been effect, under different names, since the Federal Reserve became the “sacred cow” of the United States government. Originally it was called Regulation Q.

This law was enacted by the Federal Reserve to keep banks from paying a fair, reasonable and morally correct interest rate to the average working person that is trying to make a safe and sound investment without undue risk of losing their money. The law forces the general working public to invest in stocks, bonds, Mutual funds and other risky investments that are more expensive and require financial knowledge that the average working person either does not have the time to learn the expertise of finance and investing or the ability to understand the complicated world of finance and investing.

By reforming the Federal Reserve and the elimination of regulation d banks and lending institutions could and would pay a fair, “free market”, rate to all savers and even beginner savers could realize a fair, reasonable and moral return on their savings investments.

Any reasonable person examining this regulation would realize that the government made this law to favor and benefit the banks and lending institutions. It is a totally one sided law that discriminates against the citizens that wish to get a fair, reasonable and safe return on their savings, CDs and money market funds. They had to make it a law in order to enforce this unreasonable, unfair and morally corrupt practice. By making it a law the banks could blame the government for the unfairness and collect their high interest rates on auto loans, personal loans and mortgages. No one wants to argue with the government and our government representatives do not want to haggle with the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve uses the excuse that people can withdraw their “demand accounts” any time they want and leave the bank with low funds. This excuse no longer works in the real world. With the Federal Reserve being the money supplier to banks they no longer need the savers accounts to stay in business.

With a fair, reasonable, “free market,” interest rate being paid to people with savings accounts, CD’s, and money market accounts people would have interest income that is either spent in the economy or left in the account to draw more interest. The interest income is taxed and put back into the government to be used to pay down the national debt. Money left in the hands of the banks and bankers does not always get back into the economy or get taxed.

This type of Federal Reserve reform would not only right a wrong that has been perpetrated on the American public but it would be good for the citizens, the county and the economy. Make interest rates on “demand accounts” fair, reasonable and equitable with credit cards, loans and mortgages. The working person’s money should be considered equal in value to the banks, legal moneylender, and lending institutions

Top 5 Vampire Movies

For a horror geek, I don’t really care for vampire flicks. Maybe it’s because I don’t normally listen to goth music. Maybe it’s because I don’t wear black for the sake of wearing black. Maybe it’s because I don’t like them. Whatever the reason, I’ve never fallen for the films that other rabid gore guzzlers seem to lap up. Fright Night, The Lost Boys, and Near Dark are all overrated, in my humble opinion. Not even 1931’s Dracula can woo me with much conviction. What vampire films are left, you ask? Well, here are what I consider to be the five greatest bloodsucker bashes of all time that you can watch for free on tinyzone and update your movie knowledge. 

  1. Horror of Dracula –

This Hammer classic revamped (pun intended) the Lugosi version in a refreshing, grandiloquent way. It’s pure horror to the decaying bone. The sets are majestic, the atmosphere is bleak, and the imagery would enliven the most unflappable genre buff. With a cast including Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Michael Gough, it’s hard to steer off course.

  1. The Night Flier –

The most underrated Stephen King adaptation out there. The story follows a tabloid journalist who is determined to catch “The Night Flier,” a vampire who flies into desolate airports in the middle of the nights and feasts upon the locals. I never tire of watching this film. Miguel Ferrer’s performance as the hardened Richard Dees is faultless. The special effects are first-class for a straight-to-video jotting. Yes, it was sent barreling to video shelves, but don’t let that deter you. This is easily the best vampire yarn that no one ever chirps about.

  1. Nosferatu

I’m referring to the 1922 silent version, though the 1979 remake is just as masterful. Nosferatu portrays Dracula (here dubbed Count Orlock due to legal issues) as a meek, sallow creature who would rather keep to himself than seduce a concubine. It’s a darker take on the legend, and I like it. The lighting coupled with the clever shadow play creates a dreadful aura that outstrips any other silent horror film. This superannuated spooker is far more effective than its Universal counterparts.

  1. Blade II –

The original Blade didn’t tickle my pickle, but this souped-up sequel kicks a wide variety of ass. The action is unrelenting, the blood flows like grape soda, the camerawork is kinetic, and the pace never lets up. Less is more? I beg to differ. This flick will rip your veins out. In a good way.

  1. Let’s Scare Jessica to Death –

This is one of the more original vamp vestibules in the annals of horror history. Its methodical build-up may turn away some viewers, but those who stick around for the surreal third act are in for a treat along with a few tricks. I can dig on subtle genre fare just as heartily as I relish the visceral stuff. With “Jessica,” we’re allowed to develop a kinship with the characters before things begin to fester. You’ll be able to spot the twist ending from light-years away, but it doesn’t detract from the overall enjoyment of the film. Let’s invite Jessica to a vampire movie marathon!

How to Catch Big Bluegill

While fishing for bluegill is one of the most common pursuits of fisherman, it seems that few people take the time to keep bluegill for the frying pan. Since many bluegill are quite small perhaps learning to catch the larger bluegill in your normal fishing water will persuade you to try this tasty little fish. And for those few who pursue trophy sized bluegill this information will be valuable to you as well. Let’s get to the business at hand: catching big bluegill.

First we must determine what a big bluegill is. In some parts of the country catching 1 pound bluegill in the 10-12 inch range is not that uncommon. Where I live in West Virginia, that is quite an accomplishment. I suppose that I caught hundreds of bluegill over the years and maybe only a couple have approached a foot long. Size depends on where you live, but if you fish often you will know what size bluegill you normally catch. Our goal here is simply to catch larger bluegill than normal.

It takes much more than a few Top crappie rods to do so because bluegills are basically mischievous and sharp in nature that like to play with their food before eating it and it’s the same with the fisherman, who hava a hard time catching them. 

Bluegill are plentiful and successful reproducers. Though eaten by almost all predator fish in a body of water they are almost always the predominate fish where they exist. As such catching a large adult during the spawn will have no effect on populations. The spawn is the best time to catch large bluegill. In the central United States the spawn should be expected from May to July, a little earlier on the south and a little later in the north. As bluegill often nest in close proximity to another, there will be many large males in one area looking to keep predators away. Fisherman finding this area should be able to catch a few large bluegill in short order.

During the spawn, look for bluegill in shallow areas. Often only a few inches of water is need for bluegill to spawn. Sandy or gravel bottom areas are ideal for bluegill to spawn. Bouncing soft rubber baits or jigs into this area may provide fast bites from protective bluegill.

As you probably know, bluegill fishing with night crawlers often means fooling with small bluegill that seem to attack everything that hits the water. The best to deal with this is to switch to artificial baits that provide a larger hook. While the little guys will continue to hit the lure, you are making it more likely that the larger bluegill will get hooked. When fishing with bait I recommend setting the hook quicker to pull it away from smaller bluegill and hoping for a larger one that can get the whole hook into its mouth on the next bite.

A little fine tuning with your fishing style and fishing equipment should get you on to big bluegill in no time.