Wines of Westeros: Game of Thrones Inspired Wines

Posted on July 7th, by raymond padilla in Geek Stuff, TV. 2 comments

Are you a Game of Thrones fan that also enjoys some fine wine? If you answered yes then you definitely need to check out The Wines of Westeros. This set of twelve wines was inspired by Game of Thrones (TV) and A Song of Ice and Fire (books). The Wines of Westeros is a collection of beverages named after various houses and groups from the books and television series. Most popular varieties of wine are covered by the collection, so there’s something for everyone, no matter your taste in … continued

Coffee Talk #635: Miami Heat Big Three and Silly Reporting

Posted on July 3rd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Sports. 3 comments

The NBA free agent rumor mill is in full effect. This year’s offseason is particularly intriguing since the Miami Heat’s “big three” of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh are free agents. Sports fans — particularly NBA fans — love reading about trade rumors, salary cap wizardry, and potential signings. Thanks to the way social media and Internet reporting have evolved, there’s more free agency content than ever. Unfortunately, there’s also some comically bad reporting. has been guilty of posting articles with some…questionable phrases. Let’s take a look … continued

Check Out Pogo Plumber (Please!)

Posted on July 2nd, by raymond padilla in Videogames. No Comments

My darling ex-fiancé pointed me out to a fun game called Pogo Plumber. This 2D side-scroller is available now for iOS and is coming soon to Android devices. Pogo Plumber is a real treat for fans of 8-bit platformers and contains several familiar elements — a high-jumping plumber, collecting coins, minions that require head stomping, and more. Pogo Plumber is a free-to-play game, so kindly download it when you have a chance and share your thoughts on it in the comments section.

Right about now a few of you … continued

Coffee Talk #634: 2014 Nissan Leaf vs. Ford Focus Electric

Posted on July 1st, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Electric Cars, Geek Stuff. No Comments

After getting smitten by the 2014 Nissan Leaf, but having a mostly lousy shopping experience, I’ve decided to take a look at the 2014 Ford Focus Electric. In some ways, the Ford Focus Electric is a much better car than the Nissan Leaf. In other ways, it’s lacking. Let’s do a binary breakdown of the 2014 Ford Focus Electric vs. 2014 Nissan Leaf. These opinions are fresh off a test drive of the Ford Focus Electric. Since I wrote about the Nissan Leaf last column, I’ll be … continued

RPadTV 2014 Vaping Giveaway VII: Aqua, Vape Pouch, and More!

Posted on June 30th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Vaping Giveaways. No Comments

Vaping Giveaway VII RPadTV 2014 Vaping Giveaway VII: Aqua, Vape Pouch, and More!

The latest RPadTV 2014 Vaping Giveaway is for a set of four items. One lucky winner will walk away with:

  • An Aqua atomizer replica
  • A camouflage vaping pouch
  • A spool of 28-gauge kanthal flat ribbon
  • A package of Bakero wick

This contest requires either a Facebook or Google+ account. To enter this contest, all you have to do is:

  • Share this post if you use Google+ or share this post if you use Facebook. If you use both then feel free to share both links. Please use the share function

Coffee Talk #633: Shopping For a Nissan Leaf…Sucks

Posted on June 30th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Electric Cars, Geek Stuff. 4 comments
As those of you in the RPadTV Google Hangout know, I've been shopping for a 2014 Nissan Leaf. Take away the last month and I haven't driven regularly since college. With that in mind, looking for a car lease is a new experience for me...and that experience pretty much sucks. My first stop was last friday at Nissan of Downtown LA. A nice salesman checked to see that I had the necessary information about the Nissan Leaf. As an Internet nerd, I was well informed and he seemed happy that he didn't have to do any educating on the vehicle. Since the Nissan Leaf is all-electric, there are many things to...continued

Coffee Talk #632: On Samoan Thor

Posted on June 27th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Movies, WWE. 1 Comment
I finally watched Fast & Furious 6 and, as expected, had a marvelous time with the movie. As many of you know, I'm a big fan of the series. The late Paul Walker's acting was mesmerizingly bad, but in a deceptively entertaining way. Vin Diesel gets my support for being the Iron Giant and Groot, as well as for being the biggest Hollywood star that play Dungeons & Dragons. As a lifelong WWE fan, I try to support all of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's movies. In addition to those three talents, the Fast & Furious series is just good, dumb fun. While the vast majority of the movie was predictable, there was one scene that totally caught me off guard...continued