SpongeBob SquarePants: Triton’s Revenge DVD Review

SpongeBob SquarePants: Triton’s Revenge

It’s no secret that I love SpongeBob. I got satellite TV a few months back, and one of the things I was most excited about was having Nickelodeon again! I’m not sure if that makes me young-at-heart or just immature, but either way, SpongeBob is one of my favorite shows. It’s hard to believe that it’s been on the air for eleven years already!

I recently had a chance to check out an advance copy of SpongeBob SquarePants: Triton’s Revenge, a half-hour special that will be aired on July 5th and subsequently released onto DVD along with six other episodes on July 13th. The special features King Neptune (voiced by guest star John O’Hurley) and his wife Queen Amphitrite (Victoria Beckham) as they try to enjoy the King’s 5,000th birthday at the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs can barely contain his excitement at all the money he will make, but his bubble is burst when King Neptune is too depressed to eat their banquet of 5,000 Krabbie Patties (one for each year!). In a hasty bid to save the party, Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob to look for the King’s banished son, Triton (voiced by Sebastian Bach), in hopes that it will make King Neptune happy again.

I’m just starting to catch up on SpongeBob now that I have Nickelodeon again; the last episodes I saw were from Season 6, so this DVD was my first glimpse of Season 8. I am starting to notice that the humor is a little different now than it was when SpongeBob first started – SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg stepped back into an executive producer role in 2004, so he no longer writes episodes, although he does review them before they are aired. But I still love SpongeBob and watch it any chance I get!

SpongeBob SquarePants: Triton’s Revenge Fast Facts:

Street Date: July 13, 2010

DVD SRP: $16.99

DVD Running Time: Approximately 89 Minutes

DVD Special Features:
  • The Clash of Triton  Shorts
  • SpongeGod
  • Neptunes Origins
  • Fan Boy & Chum Chum Wizboy/Pick A Nose

Triton’s Revenge Episode Synopses:

The Clash of Triton

King Neptune wants to celebrate his 5,000th birthday at the hottest spot in town – none other than the Krusty Krab!  SpongeBob and crew spare no expense for the gala, rolling out the red carpet to welcome the royal family.  Despite their best efforts, the absence of Neptune’s son, Triton, brings down the king’s spirits and spoils the festivities for everyone, especially his wife, Queen Amphitrite.  The gang soon learns that Neptune banished his son to a deserted island until Triton is ready to follow in his father’s footsteps.  Determined to make this the king’s happiest birthday ever and save the day, SpongeBob sets out to find Triton and bring him back to the party.  Unfortunately no one anticipated Triton’s wrath and now Bikini Bottom may get caught in the net of revenge meant for his father.

Sand Castles in the Sand

A friendly day of building sand castles soon turns into all out war when SpongeBob and Patrick use their sand creations to battle each other.

Shell Shocked

When Gary’s shell breaks, SpongeBob tries to find him a replacement.

Chum Bucket Supreme

Plankton hires Patrick to create advertising slogans for the Chum Bucket.

Single Cell Anniversary

SpongeBob helps Plankton find the perfect anniversary gift for Karen.

Tentacle-vision

Squidward becomes the star of his own public access TV show.

I Heart Dancing

Squidward tries to sabotage SpongeBob’s big dance audition.

The Karpel Group sent me a promotional copy of this DVD for review purposes.

Inspirational Bracelet by D.O.G.G. Giveaway – Ends 07/14 – Worldwide Entries

Inspirational Bracelets by DOGG

D.O.G.G. is an Etsy business that I’ve featured several times here on Contest Corner. Specializing in handcrafted inspirational bracelets, D.O.G.G. is a family business run by by my future aunt-in-law, Kim, and her son Josh. D.O.G.G. would like to give away one of their trademark “Depend On God’s Grace” bracelets to one lucky Contest Corner reader, so read on!

About D.O.G.G:

Handcrafted FATFROG (For All Things Fully Rely On God) BraceletBIGHEART (Believe In God He Embraces All Restores, Transforms) Beaded BraceltInspirational BIGLIGHT (Believing In God Living In Grace Hope, Truth) Bracelet

“D.O.G.G. is an acronym for the words Depend On God’s Grace. With this bracelet around your wrist every time you look at it, let it remind you that with all things you can always turn to God.

This new company was designed to raise money for church youth programs, and to help spread the message that with all things no matter how big or small, you can always rely on God.

Each bracelet is hand made in a variety of different colors and comes with a card explaining the meaning and a bible verse to help illustrate the point. Each bracelet sells for $7.00, because 7 is God’s perfect number. Out of that $7.00, $3.00 goes to Seaside Christian Church Youth Fund, and the remaining $4.00 goes back into purchasing more supplies.”

D.O.G.G. also has wholesale rates for churches who would like to sell them as fund raising items – click here to email Kim for more information. Now that summer is in full swing, these bracelets would be perfect for families who are involved with church youth groups or camps!

Giveaway time!

Inspirational Bracelet - Depend On God's Grace

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win the D.O.G.G. (Depend On God’s Grace) inspirational bracelet pictured above! Here’s how to enter:

1. For your first entry, click here to visit D.O.G.G’s shop. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me which bracelet is your favorite! This step is required to qualify for the drawing.

Want extra entries? Do any of the following, and leave a separate comment for each one:

2. Write a post on your blog linking to this giveaway and D.O.G.G. Then come back here and leave me the link!
3. If you make a purchase from D.O.G.G between now and the end of the giveaway, you will qualify for another entry – one entry for each item purchased. Simply leave another comment on this post with your order reference number. (If you purchase more than one item, be sure to leave a comment for each one!)
4. Write about this on Twitter, then come back and leave me the link to your tweet! One Twitter entry per person. You can use the button at the bottom of this post to tweet with one click!
5. Subscribe to my blog updates by clicking here. Then come back and leave me the email you subscribed with!
6. Become a follower of my blog by clicking the “Follow” button in my sidebar! Then come back here and let me know in a separate comment!
7. Post my button on your website – just copy and paste the following code, and let me know where you put it:

Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway ends on July 14th at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be chosen the following day via Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Giveaway is open to worldwide entries.

Website Review: BodyBling.Net – Tongue Rings, Lip Rings, & Other Body Jewelry

BodyBling.net

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Most people are surprised to learn that I don’t have any piercings – not even my ears! I’m one of the few people out there who wears clip-on earrings. I think piercings look really cute, I just don’t happen to have any myself. BodyBling.net recently contacted me about featuring the tongue rings they carry on their website, so as you read this review, bear in mind that my knowledge of body jewelry is somewhat limited!

BodyBling’s site is attractive and loaded quickly for me. They appear to have a good selection of standard body jewelry, be it a lip ring, tongue ring, or labret that you are after. However, I didn’t see any earrings or large gauge jewelry on this site, so it all depends what sort of piercing you have.

As for the site itself, some of the sections are a bit sparse – the “Specials” page is currently blank, and the Privacy Policy leads to a page that says “Put here your Privacy Notice information” (!), as does the “Terms of Use” page. I also noticed that “Contact Us” just leads to a form – no address, phone number, or names are listed anywhere on the site. I would highly recommend that BodyBling.net update this information on their website if they want to reach a larger customer base.

Lee Ritenour – 6 String Theory Album Giveaway – Ends 07/14

6 String Theory

June 29th marked the release of 6 String Theory, the new album from Grammy winning guitarist Lee Ritenour. Ritenour is joined by twenty legendary guitarists on this album, including BB King, Slash, Jonny Lang, and George Benson, just to name a few. Contest Corner and Concord Records are teaming up to give one lucky reader a copy of the album, so read on!

About 6 String Theory:

“It’s hard to believe that 2010 marks 50 years since Lee Ritenour starting playing the guitar, setting in motion a career that legends are made of. A career that has earned him 19 GRAMMY® nominations, a GRAMMY Award, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls, A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian SJ Awards, and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. During his illustrious career, he has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs and was a founding member of the group Fourplay, considered the most successful group in contemporary jazz. As a young guitarist his diverse musical style became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions, covering a broad spectrum of artists ranging from his first session at 16 with the Mamas and Papas, to Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Simon & Garfunkel and Frank Sinatra. On his latest endeavor, 6 String Theory, Ritenour celebrates the instrument that has allowed him this blessing, the guitar; — by producing and assembling a star-studded tribute with the greatest and soon- to- be greatest guitarists of our time.

Set for release on Concord Records /Monster Music on June 29, 2010, for 6 String Theory, Ritenour is also among the twenty legendary world class guitarists starring on the recording, which he produced along with John Burk of the Concord Music Group. Joining him in this tribute to the guitar, the all-star line-up includes: George Benson, BB King, Slash, Steve Lukather, John Scofield, Robert Cray and Vince Gill among many other superstars. Blending rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, country and classical, they come together for a seamless project that promises to take the listener on a musical journey and exploration of the guitar. Also featured on vocals are BB King, Robert Cray, Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Majal, Joe Bonamassa and Jonny Lang.”

Giveaway time!

1. For your first entry, just leave a comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win this album! This step is required to qualify for the drawing.

Want extra entries? Do any of the following, and leave a separate comment for each one:

2. Write a post on your blog linking to this giveaway and 6 String Theory. Then come back here and leave me the link!
3. Write about this on Twitter, then come back and leave me the link to your tweet! One Twitter entry per person. You can use the button at the bottom of this post to tweet with one click!
4. Subscribe to my blog updates by clicking here. Then come back and leave me the email you subscribed with!
5. Become a follower of my blog by clicking the “Follow” button in my sidebar! Then come back here and let me know in a separate comment!
6. Post my button on your website – just copy and paste the following code, and let me know where you put it:

Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway ends on July 14th at 11:59 PM, PST. Winner will be chosen the following day via Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Giveaway is open to US residents. I received no compensation for this post – other than the joy of giving a prize to one of my loyal readers!

Conserve Cleaners Winner Re-Draw

Conserve Cleaners

Unfortunately, I never heard back from winner #3 in the Conserve Cleaners giveaway, so I am forced to re-draw. And the new winner is…

Comment number 119, Charlene Kuser, who said: “I learned they are working with Georgia Institutue of Technology to find ways to measure the emissions produced at each stage of a product’s life cycle, from the beginning of production and transportation to consumer use and eventual recycling”. This is Charlene’s second Contest Corner win – she also won an Ouchies Gift Pack back in September 2009!

Website Review: American Residential Law Group

American Residential Law Group

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This afternoon I am reviewing the website of American Residential Law Group, a law firm based in Florida. If you’re in need of a lawyer, there are an overwhelming number of law firms to choose from – and that is not a decision I would take lightly. I’m the type of person who will scour the Internet, phone book, newspaper, etc., and call dozens of places before taking the next step. So, what does American Residential Law Group’s website tell the visitor who might be considering their services?

First off, the site is fast to load with a layout that is easy to navigate. There are short biographies of each lawyer, information about the firm, and links to coverage about the firm in the media. The website is pretty well thought out – I like how the “Contact Us” page included a map for ease of locating their office – but I noticed that a lot of the links on the “News” page were broken. For example, there was a link to an MSNBC articled titled “American Residential Law Group Saves Client Over $80K”, but the link leads to a “Not found” error on MSNBC’s site.

A website for any legal firm is really just a jumping-off point to collect relevant phone numbers and names of people to contact – obviously, you can’t know anything about a lawyer until you talk to them yourself (and compare with other law firms!). But as a website goes, this does a pretty good job of providing the information that the reader needs.

Alex Band Listening Party – Hear His New Album ‘We’ve All Been There’ Right Now

Alex Band of The Calling (“Wherever You Will Go”) drops his debut solo album, We’ve All Been There, today. And thanks to Total Assault, Contest Corner readers get a special treat – you can stream the album in its entirety using the widget below. I’m digging this album so far – so check it out and let me know what you think. You heard it here first!

More about the album:

“After The Calling disbanded in 2005, the release of singer Alex Band’s solo album We’ve All Been There has been a long time coming. With his record actually completed in 2007, a restructuring of his label left the release in limbo.  Since then, Alex has spent the last few years regaining control of the master recordings and establishing his own label, AMB Records, partnering with EMI for distribution.  ‘I’ve finally got creative control, which is the main reason I went through all of this,’ he says.  ‘So now I’m starting completely over as a solo artist and reintroducing myself to the world.’  Today, he is proud to release his solo debut We’ve All Been There, featuring the hit single ‘Tonight.’

We’ve All Been There is available in stores and online – grab it now on iTunes.  Starting July 7th, Alex will play a few dates with friend and Live vocalist Ed Kowalczyk before kicking off his first headlining tour in six years.  For a full list of tour dates and details visit AlexBand.net.”