Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Some of My Favorite Comedy Shows

When I was in high school and college, I really wasn’t a fan of comedy shows or stand-up. I sometimes felt bad for the comedians and I didn’t really get it. However, now a few years later, I’ve really started to enjoy several comedians’ comedy routines, and I thought I’d share them with you. Some many not perform any more, but I enjoyed what I saw.

Chris Rock

I thoroughly enjoy Chris Rock’s comedy routines, and they air regularly on networks like Comedy Central. What I love about Chris rock is that he is funny about current events, while at the same time funny about life situations (usually using his own life as an example). I follow Chris Rock on Twitter, and his tweets are usually the highlight of my boring workday.

Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre is a British stand-up comedian, but he has also done shows here in the United States. He is considered one of the most popular British comedians. His comedy is very observational, and is often about himself, similar to Chris Rock. If you like his style, but without the inherent racism in Rock’s humor, you will probably enjoy McIntyre.

Lewis Black

Lewis Black is another stand up comedian who I was first introduced to through the Daily Show’s Back in Black. He is know for his harsh style, but also breaking down stories that end up looping back to the punch line at the very end. He also starred as the Dean in one of my favorite movies, Accepted, where he delivered one of the greatest line about higher education ever.

Ron White

Ron White is a stand up comedian who made his big time debut as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. I find him funny because he also jokes about his own life, but also about stupid things that people do. He likes to call out “common sense stupid” things, but they are very funny in both content and his delivery.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tips to help you stick to a gaming budget

The current economic situation is tough and there’s no denying that people are feeling the pinch and becoming more financially aware. This awareness is a positive sign, and budgeting is becoming more and more common for people who want to take control of their finances and stabilize themselves and avoid debt traps. For those who enjoy online casino entertainment the smartest way to play is to set a budget and assign a portion of money that is not needed for necessary items to gaming. The portion you have budgeted for then becomes your allowance and it’s important that you stick to it and do not live beyond your means.

If you are struggling with sticking to your budget and finding your resolve is slipping and perhaps your self control or discipline is not as strong as you would like it to be, there are some resources you can consider to help you play responsibly.

Set special limits

Special limits are easy to set and simple to manage and will ensure you keep within your budget over a particular time period. Established and reputable sites like RiverBelle online casino offer you the opportunity to set your limits by contacting their support team 24/7 and the process is easily managed by both the casino and yourself. You can set daily, weekly and monthly limits, as well as spend per game and session limits. Varying limits can be set that control how much you deposit, how much you play, lose and bet. All of these limits are set at your request, but they are not easy to change as the casino recognizes you have created them for a reason and they are designed to help you stick to your budget.

Access control

Access control is a more serious way of ensuring you stick to your budget and is offered in 2 different levels. Level 1 is a time out or cooling off period whereby your account is temporarily closed for a duration specified by yourself, and level 2 is self exclusion, where you exclude yourself from playing for 6 months or longer.

All of these resources are designed to help you stay in control of your finances and there are plenty of ways for you to manage your money and ensure that you stick to your budget, using these or other methods.