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RIP Don Cornelius

Thank you for bringing peace, love, and SOOOUUUULLLL to the world.

The Best of Soul Train

Soul Train Dance Years

The Best of Soul Train Volume One

 

We also sell headphones!

So, this Christmas my wife and I shopped goHastings to get “the BIG presents” for the kids. Each year it becomes a little more difficult to top the previous year. Thankfully, our site offers some pretty cool ideas if you’re experiencing Shopper’s Block. Here’s what we came up with…

Spectrum Wireless Guitar  
For our Son:
Spectrum Wireless Guitar Pack (includes amp, strings, strap, etc)
Universal Guitar Stand
Clip-On Tuner
Casio Keyboard  
For our Daughter:
Casio Lighted Keyboard
Folding Keyboard Stand
Folding Keyboard Bench

Some have accused us of being crazy.

“It’s going to be so loud in your house! You won’t be able to hear yourselves think!”

C’mon… we’re smarter than that! We also feature a wide selection of Headphones on goHastings.com that will plug right in to their instruments! Who’s crazy now?

 

Clouds Scare Me

Sandisk 8gb Cruzer USB DriveOh, my little 8gb Flash Drive, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. You’ve helped me get over one of my most annoying nervous habits. Yes, I used to be a pen-clicker, but no more. Now I ‘m a flash-drive flicker. This habit is much quieter and less likely to disturb my co-workers. I can attach you to my key-ring and you fit so easily in to my pocket. I always know you’re there with me, whether I’m at the office or at home. Oh, the budget report? Why yes, I’ve got that right here! Wanna see a picture of my daughter squirting milk through her nose? I’ve got that too! You’ve never heard of the Dead Milkmen? Well, I just happen to have a few of their tracks on me. Yup. It’s all right here on a handy little device that’s no bigger than my thumb! That’s more than I can say for “the cloud”. Clouds are friggin huge, and they’re full of water vapor! That can’t possibly be good for my files! I don’t trust you cloud. You’re here one minute and gone the next. You will never replace my flash drive. NEVER! And that’s all I have to say about that.

(Until the day that I suddenly realize how cool you are.)

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A Very Special Happy Birthday Wish to Chuck Norris!

While it is a well known fact that Chuck Norris was born 9 months early, today is his official birthday! To celebrate his birthday we thought we would share 10 facts about our favorite bearded hero!

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chuck Norris

1)      Chuck Norris can put out fire with gasoline

2)      Chuck Norris has already been to Mars; that’s why there are no signs of life

3)      Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding.

4)      When Chuck Norris calls 911 it’s to ask if everything is ok

5)      Chuck Norris is the world’s fastest land mammal …. Even when standing still

6)      Chuck Norris is so strong his punches leave exit wounds

7)      Chuck Norris does not leave messages. Chuck Norris leaves warnings

8)      Chuck Norris has two speeds Walk and Kill

9)      Chuck Norris’s Forecast: Cloudy with a 90% Chance of Pain

10)   Chuck Norris would run for president, but doesn’t want to lose any power or influence.

These inspirational facts are all true, and you too can share your Chuck Norris pride with our line of amazing Chuck Norris gear! It may not allow you to roundhouse kick a McDonald’s so hard it becomes a KFC, but you sure will look like you can.  Check it out here!

Tip of the Month: Search Extensions

Tip of the Month is brought to you in part by our “Inappropriate Product of the Day,”  Lookin’ Good For Jesus Lip Balm. “Tip of the Month” is a friendly (almost TOO friendly) reference to help you navigate the website and find what you are looking for fast.

Today we will talk about our newly released browser search extensions. Do you find yourself lost without your browser search window? I know I can’t sleep at night if I can’t use the search found in the top right hand corner of your browser window. This obsession sparked an idea to make searching goHastings.com easy and fast, this comes with my guaranteed double dose of easy!

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Trendy Gifts for 2010

Trendy Gifts for 2010

It’s that time of year again; Christmas is just around the corner! Even though the holiday season is meant to bring about joy and happiness, it unfortunately often equates to stress. Once December rolls around the “who, what, when, where, why” of Christmas gifting begin to spin through your head. Your mission for the next month: find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Often times, the best way to ease the stress and bring back the joy and happiness of the season is to take advantage of the entertainment specialty stores out there such as Hastings Entertainment and www.goHastings.com. Hastings superstores and goHastings.com offer products and entertainment to fit the taste of everyone on your list. They even give you the option to buy new or used to save a little cash. Products range from books, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray movies to video games, consumer electronics products including everything from iPods, MP3 players, and accessories to Blu-ray players, musical instruments, and other home and portable electronics, and trends merchandise such as comics, apparel, t-shirts, action figures, posters, greeting cards and seasonal merchandise. With the growth of used products continually rising, another option to consider is selling your entertainment to your local Hastings store to earn cash to use towards the purchase of gifts for those loved ones.

Below is Hastings’ guide to shopping for everyone on the list this holiday season: Read the rest of this entry »

Richard in a Box: The Gift that Gives and Gives

Richard in a Box

It's a "Richard" in a box, babe.

You’ve heard of re-gifting. You’ve heard of shopping at thrift stores, estate sales, garage sales, and yard sales (at which, when I was younger, I believed one could buy backyards in various conditions and states of mowing). These are all great methods to save money on holiday shopping. Imagine this though: one gift that gives, and gives, and gives. You only have to buy it once. It’s a present for everyone, statistically only half of your friends already have some version of it, and you can use it year after year since it’s not biodegradable. Actually you don’t have to limit it to one occasion either. It can be used for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, over at your parents’ house, and backstage at the CMAs.

Starting to sound too good to be true? Then listen up, because the “Richard in a Box” is the hottest gift this holiday season! It’s one investment that won’t fly away in Ponzi schemes (though it could fly away in a stiff wind). Famous people whom you like to emulate, like Justin Timberlake, have been seen with it. Using it is a fun gamble, almost like playing real-life Monopoly. Will you gain fame and fortune and chicks while riding around in thimbles? Or will your bankroll have to be used to post bail? You can even acquire real estate. My cousin knew a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy’s uncle who scored a free timeshare when promoters wanted to avoid what they perceived was an awkward moment during their sales pitch, all thanks to a happy accident involving “Richard in a Box” and some color brochures.

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Sexy Halloween Costume Ideas

Want to dance like a child of the night on Halloween, but don’t know what to wear? Do you want to make sure that strangers give you candy when you knock on their doors, instead of a shot of Mace? All Hallow’s Eve is the perfect time to let your alter-ego play! Don’t be jealous of your more scandalous friends… Now you too can dress like a tart and get away with it. Check this week’s top picks from our flirty costume collection:

She's been a bad...bad... girl!

The Flirty Felon

She’s a bad, bad girl that has earned herself early parole for “good behavior.” Now she wants the “good times” to roll and you can come along for the ride. This girl comes packing– she’ll cuff you and then hook you to the ole ball and chain. Watch out, guys! She might have been in for embezzlement or armed robbery. There’s no way to tell without a background check.

 

The Sexy NunHave an urge to repent? She's waiting

There is only one thing that this lovely lady loves more than a higher being, and that’s an occasional “bible study.” This holy hottie is stepping out just for tonight to share her love for her savior with you! So if you want repent for the things that you have done wrong in your life then she’s the gal for you. Complete with crucifix and “holy water,” she’ll make you renounce all evil in your life, and then help you come up with more sins to confess.

Interested in more controversial costumes? Check back next week for our second installment!

Inflatable Turkey: Today’s Word is the Bird

Inflatable Turkey

No cooking or carving required!

As a responsible member of planet earth, I like to keep my footprint small in more ways than just squishing my size 8s into size 6 heels. No, I don’t drive a hybrid car, but I often think about it. Driving behind them makes me feel healthier. And yeah, sometimes I leave lights on so that a synthetic daytime is always nigh, but at least my sun is made of low energy bulbs.  Since my philosophy is the Chuck Norrisian one of “Speak Softly, Carry a Big Stick, and Rely on Slow Motion for Emphasis,” I was interested to find an item available for pre-order which would allow me to waste less poultry, reuse expelled air,  and feel like an all around better person. Really, unless you have considered inflatable foods, you can’t in good conscience call yourself socially aware.

Inflatable turkeys have several benefits which, unless you are me, you probably have never imagined. I can serve vegetarians, omnivores, and carnivores from the same platter with no guilt. Since the meal is no mess and easy to prepare, I use fewer dishes, which conserves my hands from having to endure stale food particles. There’s no need to heat up the kitchen with a potential gas-explosion-inferno-waiting-to-happen oven. There’s a lower risk of involuntary thumb removal while carving and serving. There is also no risk of contracting or spreading Bird Flu, unless your guests already have it.  Read the rest of this entry »