DeckConstruct – Magic: The Gathering Podcast

Players of Magic: The Gathering (MTG) gather up! It is with great honor that I present you today’s featured podcast called DeckConstruct! DeckConstruct is a podcast that has been bringing MTG players news and information about the most popular card game in the world.

Hosted by Alex Wukovich, the show focuses on cards, playing strategies, events and competitions, new releases, plus other topics that are not covered anywhere else. It runs for no longer than an hour and has been running since September of 2007.

The show prides itself on being a place where MTG players can enjoy discussions that are relaxed but focused at the same time, and that treats both the game and the listener with respect; it's something that one has a hard time finding in troll-filled forums. Enjoy DeckContruct’s channel on iTunes and their site's episode list.

How to Get 2 Hours of Exercise in Just 20 Minutes

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Fitness expert Ben Greenfield talks about the latest technology designed to help NASA astronauts get fit faster upon returning from their space missions. Vasper Technologies, the company behind it, has cracked the code on maximizing human growth hormone release for just 20 minutes of exercise that mixes cold thermogenesis, compression and grounding, which is used by cyclists for years. Imagine how great it is to replicate a 2-hour hard bike workout with only 20 minutes of training!

In this podcast episode, he interviews Peter Z. Wasowski, engineer and CEO at Vasper, explaining vascular performance and how you can learn with this advanced technology that gives benefits from increasing concentration of lactic acid in your muscles by using combination of cold and compression during workouts.

Click on the image to listen to the episode.




Madonna Releases Turn Up the Radio Official Video

Madonna has released the official video of Turn Up the Radio, the third track of her 12th studio album MDNA.

In the video, the Queen of Pop roams the streets of Florence riding at the backseat of a Cadillac convertible that keeps the paparazzi at bay. Directed by Tom Munro, the vid captures the good vibes of summer as well as the retro stylings of the singer. Other elements that are Madonna video trademarks are picking up hot guys and some suggestive touching.

Watch the vid and keep an eye on her boyfriend Brahim Zaibat who makes a cameo appearance.

Halle Berry Rushed To Hospital After Accident On “The Hive” Set

Halle Berry was apparently rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday after incurring a serious injury on the set of her latest movie The Hive, according to X17 Online. Details of the incident are still vague as of this writing as various reports differ; some claim that the 45-year-old actress attained a head injury caused by a falling concrete debris, while others say that she hit her head after taking a nasty fall.

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The set was shut down and production put to a halt following the incident, which was said to have occurred around 10pm of July 17. MailOnline contacted Halle’s spokesperson for the information on her condition but so far still hasn’t commented on the report.

This is not the first time Halle got injured during filming. Back in September of 2011, she broke her foot during the filming of David Nicholl’s Cloud Atlas in Spain. But for now, we wish Ms. Berry a speedy recovery.

USA Basketball Announces Roster for 2012 Olympics

USA Basketball had finally named the 12 players that will suit up on this year’s London Olympics. Chairman Jerry Colangelo and the rest of the coaching staff, led by Mike Kryzewski (Duke), Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), Nate McMillan (Blazers), and Mike D’Antoni (Suns and Knicks) had cut down the final Team USA who are still the heavy favorites to win the gold medal even though the World closely reaches in the gap because of big-name NBA superstars in the lineup.

Five players from the previous Olympics are making a comeback led by Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. Completing the roster are 2012 Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Andre Iguodala, Blake Griffin and the Big Three of OKC, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

Although the team lost key players like big men Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and MVP pointguard Derrick Rose, the latest team, despite being smaller compared to the 2008 USA Team, brings in speed and versatility with the lineup, consisting of players who can play multiple positions.

Godzilla Teaser Trailer Caught Comic-Con 2012 Attendees Off-Guard

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con  has just concluded and it sure didn’t disappoint the people who attended as lots of movie-related revelations were made. Some we already expected before the event even started (e.g. Iron Man 3, The Hobbit, etc.) and then there were also a few which we didn’t. One of them was the teaser trailer for the upcoming Godzilla film from Legendary/Warner Bros.

That’s right. Seems like the iconic radioactive gigantic lizard will be making a return to the Hollywood studios once again, only this time it’ll be under the direction of Gareth Edwards, the one who brought us Monsters back in 2010.

This one received so much buzz across the community on the web because, aside from catching everyone on the event off-guard, not a single person managed to catch the trailer on video. The best thing anyone can get on the web so far is a picture (shown above).

Here’s a description of the footage that was shown:

“A city decimated. Completely destroyed. The camera pans by the wreckage of a train and the distant voice of J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atomic bomb) is heard reading from the Bhagavad Gita – “Now, I am become death”. Dust everywhere. Cars crushed. Holes in skyscrapers.

We then see a giant centipede like creature with many arms and legs smoldering. (You know what that means? Monster battles!) The city appears dead as a door nail. Then blackness. THE ROAR. As in THE roar. Huge Bass drop. Raymond Burr finishes his famous speech. Dust…then an arm... a hand... with claws. Pan up… holy shit… the fins. The head. Godzilla. As we know him. The real f-cking Godzilla. He roars again.

Fade to GODZILLA! With Red Japanese title behind it!

The movie is set for a 2014 release. Here’s the video of the Godzilla panel from the Comic-Con below:

Sylvester Stallone’s Son Sage Found Dead

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Sage Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’s 36 year old son who starred in Rocky 5 when he was a kid, was found dead  in his Los Angeles apartment last Friday, July 13.

A representative said in a statement that “Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone. His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha [Czack]. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man, his loss will be felt forever."

Details of Sage’s death are unclear, and his attorney said that a housekeeper first found him dead.  Cops said there were no signs of forced entry or any foul play or a suicide note, and no criminal activity involved, but there were prescription drugs found.

His attorney meanwhile said that the young Stallone “never had any serious health problems" or had "a history of drug or alcohol abuse." "Sage was a really young, very sensitive, and very talented kid. There has been no indication that there was anything wrong in his life."

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking

So you’re a budding filmmaker, huh? You think you already know everything that there is to know about making films? How about the PROPER way of making films? Not quite sure? Then you might just want to listen to what William Akers (Your Screenplay Sucks!) and Kelley Baker (author of the book The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide) have to say first on a series of podcasts they call The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking!

The show mainly focuses on the dos-and-don’ts of filmmaking and runs for roughly 10 minutes wherein they tackle one particular 'sin' in each episode. And in their latest episode (Number 16 – Don’t Plan Elaborate Moving Shots), they discuss how some amateur filmmakers have the tendency to mimic elaborate moving shots which only come up short at the end of the process simply because they fail to consider the complexities and the amount of work, planning and resources involved in accomplishing those shots.

The show may be called ‘The Seven Deadly Sins…” but as you can see from the number of episodes they already put up, there are more than just seven. So if you think you already know them all, think again. You can check out their list of podcast episodes here.

Time to Build a Strong Back!

Many people have become too conscious on working on their abs that they forget one integral part of the body: the back. Overlooking this can lead to back pain and even serious injury. Well folks, it’s time to work it out and build a strong one! Amy Mac is here to help you out on this episode of WAM Health and Fitness with Amy Mac.

She will show you three basic exercises to start you off.

Reverse Crunch – This exercise stretches the upper back muscles as well as strengthens it.
Deadlift – This helps strengthen your lower back that supports you when doing ab exercises. It will help you save back pains in the future as well.
Bent over row – Using dumbbells of any weight (just make sure you use right amount of heaviness, focus on the form and not on how heavy you’re going to lift), this helps work the back muscles.

With these exercises, you’ll enjoy better posture which will help you get look leaner and taller.

Charlie Sheen Could Be Next American Idol Judge But Only If…

In response to a report on TMZ Tuesday, Anger Management star Charlie Sheen has confirmed that he’s on board the idea of becoming one of the next two new judges of the reality show American Idol. That is, provided that two of his conditions are met:

1) If FX, the network that airs his show Anger Management, would give its blessings to the deal, and
2) if the money is right.

"If the numbers move the needle and ‘Idol’ matches twenty percent of my weekly salary for Autism Speaks, JDRF, and the Boys and Girls Club ... then the hell with it. As we say, pour the smoke," said Sheen.

If things push through, Sheen will be replacing Jennifer Lopez, who has been reported to have shown a wobbly commitment to the job, noting that she had been “really on the fence” about returning for the second season.

Moreover, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has told gossip website, TMZ, that he’d love to have Sheen on the panel, but also mentioned comedian Jerry Lewis, so he could have just been having a laugh.

Watch the TMZ video below:

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