Articles by Mike Maynard

Omaha Steaks - gourmet foods through the mail

Omaha Steaks - gourmet foods through the mail This stuff is so good, it should be against the law to ship it across state lines.

You Never Knew Almonds and Berries Went so Well Together.

You Never Knew Almonds and Berries Went so Well Together. This is an almond lovers dream and a berry lovers as well, now that I think about it.

Casio's newest addition to the G-Shock family

Casio's newest addition to the G-Shock family Another durable and rugged G-Shock carries on the family name.

Nataya: Salon of Fine Dressing and Style

Nataya: Salon of Fine Dressing and Style Make an appointment with designer Nataya at her new Melrose salon, and you will be greeted with Italian coffee - and very possibly lunch or dinner.

Marciano will set your inner diva free

Marciano will set your inner diva free "Wow, so this is what Paris Hilton's closet must look like."

Not Just a Summertime Treat Red Velvet Cake

Not Just a Summertime Treat Red Velvet Cake This is one you will definitely add to your recipe collection

A Gourmet Flan Recipe

A Gourmet Flan Recipe A flan recipe that is as easy as they come to prepare.

A Nice Cool Pie

A Nice Cool Pie There is nothing like citrus to cool down a hot day.

XCVI Wearables 2005 Spring Fashion Line

XCVI Wearables 2005 Spring  Fashion Line Just when you thought the fashion frenzy was over!!!!!

Big Bear - Another 14 Inches Of Fresh Powder

Big Bear - Another 14 Inches Of Fresh Powder 3 Feet Of Fresh January Snow In Big Bear Over 550 Acres Of Canyons At Bear Mountain Are Open! The Only SuperPipe In SoCal Is Just Days Away From Opening!

Mammoth Mountain - January Midweek Madness Means Mammoth Deals, Uncrowded Slopes and Lots of Fun

Mammoth Mountain - January Midweek Madness Means Mammoth Deals, Uncrowded Slopes and Lots of Fun January is the time to come up to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to enjoy incredible conditions, uncrowded slopes, great deals, parties and contests.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort - A Tale of History

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort - A Tale of History Mammoth, originally established as a gold mining town, gained prominence for another kind of treasure-its incredible skiing terrain and the staggering beauty of the Eastern Sierra.

Big Bear - Over 18 Inches Of Snow

Big Bear - Over 18 Inches Of Snow Big bear mountain resorts receives a huge holiday present -over 18 inches of snow!

The STIHL MS 210 C Chainsaw Review

The STIHL MS 210 C Chainsaw Review Whether cutting firewood or felling small trees, the MS 210 C is an ideal chain saw for homeowners and occasional users. With the new Easy2Start system, these jobs can be completed easier right from the start.

The STIHL BG55 Blower Review - Bye Bye Leaves

The STIHL BG55 Blower Review - Bye Bye Leaves The BG 55 blower clears every fallen leaf and blade of grass in the garden and near the house and yard.

KleerDrain - It will blow you away

KleerDrain - It will blow you away It's super powerful, all right. It's not toxic, like chemical drain cleaners (Drano, Liquid-Plumr), and that's a good thing, because it takes practice. After a couple of uses you will be a regular pro.

2005 Corvette - All New

2005 Corvette - All New The long-awaited redesigned 2005 sixth-generation Corvette is simply the best, most comfortable high-performance sports car for the money.

Omaha Steaks - It ain't all about the Beef all of the time

Omaha Steaks - It ain't all about the Beef all of the time Omaha Steaks is back for round 2 of the great steak review.

2005 E3 Convention

2005 E3 Convention As everyone with at least one major remaining sense knows, E3 just invaded Los Angeles and Hollywood like an all consuming storm.

FlashTrax XT - Mobile entertainment on a new level.

FlashTrax XT - Mobile entertainment on a new level. FlashTrax XT IS everything you need for entertainment in one small package.

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Japanese love a good obento, which is a select assortment of traditional delicacies served in a bento box, a compartmentalized tray with high walls to prevent intermingling of foodstuffs.

2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS

2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS The rather oddly styled Mitsubishi Eclipse isn't as racy as some rivals. But the Eclipse coupe and convertible compensate by providing comfort, refinement and fast acceleration when equipped with the available V6.

Xbox 360

Xbox 360 Bill Gates finally gave us an upclose look at his new game console at the 2005 E3 convention in Los Angeles this past week. Taking it one step closer to being the next big thing to arrive on the gameing scene.

Logitech's Momo Force Feedback Steering Wheel

Logitech's Momo Force Feedback Steering Wheel Now you can really play like your at the races.

Audi TT 3.2

Audi TT 3.2 The 2004-2005 Audi TT 3.2 Quattro packs exactly what its name suggests - a 3.2L engine powering all four wheels.

Audi A4 sedan

Audi A4 sedan Audi did a good job upgrading its restyled, upscale mid-2005 A4 sedan and station wagon, but gave it an over-the-top grille that might even be called "ugly or unatractive."

Bayou Classic Turkey Deep Fryer

Bayou Classic Turkey Deep Fryer A Cajun specialty brought to the masses.

Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith- The War that ended all and began all.

Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith- The War that ended all and began all. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - The Revenge of the Sith, brings this timeless epic full circle.

2005 - 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

2005 - 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Look no further for a clear insight into the 2005-2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi.

2005 Audi A8 WL

2005 Audi A8 WL Like it or loth it, Audis new look is going big.

Maxtor Ultra 7200 series 250GB P/ATA and Serial/ATA

Maxtor Ultra 7200 series 250GB P/ATA and Serial/ATA The Maxtor Ultra 7200 series 250GB hard drive has a lot going for it. The internal drive is speedy and whisper quiet, and it has a relatively lower cost per gigabyte compared to that of the competition.

Strut Releases the Manhattan Collection for the Lincoln Navigator

Strut Releases the Manhattan Collection for the Lincoln Navigator New Grille Collection Debuts from STRUT­¢ Designed Exclusively for the Lincoln Navigator.

Walkerswood -Brings Caribbean Flavor to Your Kitchen

Walkerswood -Brings Caribbean Flavor to Your Kitchen Mention Jamaica to any non-Jamaican and immediately he or she will respond Bob Marley! Reggae music! No problem mon! Or Jerk cooking.

EZ Laundromat - They make it so easy

EZ Laundromat - They make it so easy Rad! Cool! Phat! This describes the happenings at the vibrantly colorful, creative, inviting and artistic EZ New Web Laundromat and Cafe in East Culver City.

Stella Deus

Stella Deus Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre, and Vandal Hearts are all great games that have set the stage for the tactical, turn-based RPG genre.

Samurai Western

Samurai Western Have you ever seen a bullet split down its center by a sword? You will if you watch the introductory video to Samurai Western.

Still Life 3

Still Life 3 The classic adventure game disappeared for a while. It's still partially hidden behind the heavyweight FPS and RTS genres, but they're making a little bit more of a ruckus than they used to.

X Games To Remain In Los Angeles Through 2009

X Games To Remain In Los Angeles Through 2009 In an unprecedented move for the X Games, ESPN, Inc. and AEG have reached a five-year agreement that will keep the premier action sports competition in Los Angeles through 2009.

Brookstone - Chef's Fork with Built in Thermometer

Brookstone - Chef's Fork with Built in Thermometer Now you cant get much less complicated than this. You take a chefs fork, which everyone needs when you are grilling anyways. Add a super smart thermometer that tells you exactly when your entree is cooked to perfection every time. You have the professional-grade chef's fork from Brookstone.

Mindhunters

Mindhunters Horror movies are the new flavor of the moment, with every style out now from "The Amityville Horror" to "Sin City" to the upcoming "House of Wax",now there's one more to add to the roster: "Mindhunters".

Excalibur Electronics - Newest Gadget Goodies

Excalibur Electronics - Newest Gadget Goodies Excalibur Electronics was great enough to send us another package here at LA Splash Magazine with some of there cool electronic gadgets, that are a must for anyone on the go, or for that matter staying at home.

The Ice is Hot!

The Ice is Hot! During a time when films are mass produced, modern screenplays often lack originality and sometimes are just not well performed. Luckily for film goers there is a bright point in the movie world as Disney emerges with characters that are real and relatable.

Brookstone Grill Alert Talking Thermometer - Will Make Anyone a Grill Master

Brookstone Grill Alert Talking Thermometer - Will Make Anyone a Grill Master This will take all the guess work out of cooking meat for anyone.

BRS-Business Plan Software

BRS-Business Plan Software This is the most detailed and in-depth business plan software that I have come across. If you are thinking about a new business venture any time soon I would definitely recommend this software to any one from top level executives to beginners starting something out of their basement.

Verbatim's new DVD+R with VideoGard

Verbatim's new DVD+R with VideoGard The new Video DVD discs include a special coating (called VideoGuard) that protects the discs, as well as a video box for each disc. Verbatim claims that the discs will be 40 times more resistant to damage from scratching than existing discs. So

Hoover Savvy

Hoover Savvy Hoover releases thier newest bagless upright.

Hoovers Spin Scrub... All Around Hard Floor Cleaner

Hoovers Spin Scrub... All Around Hard Floor Cleaner This design is so much better than traditional mopping. Think about it. After you put your clean mop into your soapy water and swish it around on the floor, all that dirty water is now on the mop. Then you stick the mop back into the bucket of water, and now all that dirt is floating around in the water. This machine completely eliminates that problem.

X Games 11 Set For August 4-7, 2005 In Los Angeles

X Games 11 Set For August 4-7, 2005 In Los Angeles The annual X Games is the premier action sports event in the world and showcases more than 150 of the world's top athletes competing in Bike Stunt, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard.

Photoshop Elements 3.0

Photoshop Elements 3.0 Adobe has taken two sibling applications, Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Album, and combined them into a single solution that will meet all the needs of budding digital photographers.

The Visioneer Strobe XP 100

The Visioneer Strobe XP 100 Road warriors looking to maximize productivity even while holed up in a two-star motel room in Nebraska will swoon over Visioneer's new Strobe XP 100.

Olympus Stylus Verve

Olympus Stylus Verve The Stylus Verve combines a 4.0-megapixel CCD image sensor with Olympus exclusive image processor, TruePic TURBO­¢, which significantly enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback.

Visoneer Strobe XP 200 Scanner

Visoneer Strobe XP 200 Scanner You wouldn't notice the XP 200 was on your desk, if you didn't use it every day.

The Joseph Allen Decker Dance Company

The Joseph Allen Decker Dance Company The show holds your attention throughout. Pieces are all short, and the overall performance just over an hour in length, so it packs quite an intense punch.

Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB HD

Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB HD Small enough to fit in a standard shirt sleeve pocket with more than room to spare, Verbatims new 2.1GB Store n Go USB HD Drive offers over two gigs of storage in a portable hard drive.

SuSE Linux Pro 9.2

SuSE Linux Pro 9.2 Theres actually more going on under the surface than the numbers would have you believe.

Lush Beauty Boutique - They Came, They Partied' and Lush Swagged 'Em

Lush Beauty Boutique - They Came, They Partied'  and Lush Swagged 'Em Lush Beauty Boutique hosts almost 400 guests as well as Englands Hottest Talent Exports, West Coast Editors and Starlets Galore

A Hot Night Oscars & After Parties

A Hot Night Oscars & After Parties How did celebrities celebrate the Oscars? Who showed up at Sir Elton John?s after Oscar party?

God Of Vengeance - Review

God Of Vengeance - Review Yankel finds his efforts are in vain when he discovers his daughter has fallen in love with one of his prostitutes, Mankel.

ScanSoft Paperport 10 Pro

ScanSoft Paperport 10 Pro PaperPort Professional 10 is the most productive and cost effective way for everyone in your office to organize, find and share paper and PDF documents.

20th Annual Los Angeles Marathon

20th Annual Los Angeles Marathon The Los Angeles Marathon is the largest marathon in the state, fourth largest in the country and seventh largest in the world.

The Political Machine

The Political Machine You can now have the election result you hoped for...

Logitech Mobile Freedom Bluetooth Headset

Logitech  Mobile Freedom Bluetooth Headset If you are tired of sounding like you are in a tunnel or not being able to talk while in your convertible (which is great in Los Angeles because everyone has a convertible here. I think?) or when driving with your windows down then this is the headset for you.

Novell Groupwise 6.5

Novell Groupwise 6.5 GroupWise 6.5: Novell's latest version of its venerable collaboration server product adds new features that enable it to keep up with other major players.

Chessmaster 10th Edition

Chessmaster 10th Edition This game has existed for thousands of years. All that's needed to play it is 32 peices and a checkered board.

Plantronics M2500 Bluetooth Headset

Plantronics M2500 Bluetooth Headset I gave the Plantronics M2500 Bluetooth Headset four out of five stars! A great job from Plantronics!

Atari's Axis and Allies

 Atari's Axis and Allies TimeGate's Axis and Allies RTS stands on its own merits as a great strategy game, even if it isn't the same old Avalon Hill game we know and love.

Scan Soft OmniPage Office Pro 14

Scan Soft OmniPage Office Pro 14 ScanSoft is still continually improving what is already one of the industry's leading OCR applications.

SNK's The King of Fighters 2003 - Review

SNK's The King of Fighters 2003 - Review SNK Playmore's King of Fighters series has been going strong for over ten years now.

Sid Meier's Pirates! - Review

Sid Meier's Pirates! - Review There's something neat about the whole pirate atmosphere the costume, ships, cannons, swordfights, buried treasure, dancing (...ehh, dancing?!?), and the catchphrases.

Corex's Executive Card Scanner

Corex's Executive Card Scanner Corex's CardScan 700c is a business card scanner that's clearly aimed at the executive market that much is evident from its sleek grey design.

Dessert University : More Than 300 Spectacular Recipes and Essential Lessons from White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier

Dessert University : More Than 300 Spectacular Recipes and Essential Lessons from White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier At 540-plus pages this is a big, well-illustrated, cleanly written book with clear instructions and concise recipes. But it isn't intimidating. Rather, it's welcoming.

Chocolate a la Carte - A Trip to the Chocolate Factory

Chocolate a la Carte - A Trip to the Chocolate Factory A look into one of the leaders in world class chocolate design.

Constantine - Review

Constantine - Review Constantine is a wild ride and visually spectacular, weighing up the eternally fascinating forces of Good vs. Evil.

Diesel-U-Music Rocks Hollywood

Diesel-U-Music Rocks Hollywood Style and music reign at Diesel-U-Music's 2005 launch party at Hollywood's Club Ivar

Amore Marble

Amore Marble Hungarian artist brings some of the world's most famous sculptures to Southern California!

Sentinel: Descendants in Time

Sentinel: Descendants in Time Based on a short story (The Ichneumon and the Dormeuse) by Terry Dowling, Sentinel: Descendants in Time transports us a thousand years into Earth's future to a time when even the great Tastan Civilization has vanished, leaving just 85 tombs ripe for the picking.

Goat Milk Butter - This Spread will Butter You Up...

Goat Milk Butter - This Spread will Butter You Up... Gourmet butters have become the chic spread and newest cooking ingredient for adventurous home cooks and professional chefs.

Breaking Down The Doors at Godskitchen LA

Breaking Down The Doors at Godskitchen LA House DJ Erick Morillo brings his rock-solid house beats to Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theater

Bus Stop - A Review

Bus Stop -  A Review From the very first light cue and the SNOW. This play delivered.

Los Angeles Restaurants Set Pace For L.A. Marathon XX Athletes In Training

Los Angeles Restaurants Set Pace For L.A. Marathon XX Athletes In Training Tens of thousands of Angelenos in training for the 20th anniversary race of the Los Angeles Marathon are finding new meaning in the phrase "eat and run."

Motorola V710 - Review

Motorola V710 - Review Motorola adds another flip phone to there ever growing arsenal.

Motorola A630 - You flip over it....

Motorola A630 - You flip over it.... With the release of Motorola's new A630, keyboards seem to be popular again.

Tribes: Vengence - Review

Tribes: Vengence - Review You will have so much fun jet-packing and skiing all over the place. While killing lots of people, of course.

D.A.S.K New Years Eve Celebration at the Roosevelt Hotel

D.A.S.K New Years Eve Celebration at the Roosevelt Hotel Toss out 2004 in style with Las Vegas style casino and cabaret burlesque shows with four course gourmet dinning available, 21 full service bar stations and tray passed appetizers.

To TiVo or not to TiVo? That is the question.

To TiVo or not to TiVo? That is the question. This shiny box should be under everyones Christmas tree this year and on your television set all year around.

ZVOX 315 - high quality surround sound in a little silver box

ZVOX  315 - high quality surround sound in a little silver box It is amazing to me something so small can sound so big.

Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning Something struck me as I was leaving the 24th Street Theater, euphoric over having just seen a truly remarkable piece of theater.

Calling Hedy Lamarr - Review

Calling Hedy Lamarr - Review Golden era glamour criss-crosses with the introspection of soul searching children in the documentary about Vienna born actress and MGM star Hedy Lemarr.

L.A. Surprise at Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida

L.A. Surprise at Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida "Why are you here and not somewhere else?"

This is Just a Tribute

This is Just a Tribute One of the all time greats...

"Get Your Grape On!" for UNICEF

"Get Your Grape On!" for UNICEF A night with excellent food, outstanding wine and great new friends.

Devestation Across the Nation -- Devestates L A with the right Damageplan

Devestation Across the Nation -- Devestates L A with the right Damageplan Damageplan, Shadows Fall and The Haunted deliver an early holiday gift to Los Angeles - Real Metal!!!!

Far Cry - Review

Far Cry - Review Far Cry delivers on its promises and then some, making it certainly one of the best FPS games in recent years.

That May Well Be True - A Review

That May Well Be True - A Review Mediocre-this play is not. Tangled with complexity, Reiss delivers a thoughtful piece of work that grabs your attention and keeps it.

Just a Spoonful of Monologue

Just a Spoonful of Monologue Now showing at the Avery Schreiber Theater, The Pauly and Paddy Show.

The Triumphant One Night Only Return of Ten Tops at Sacred Fools

The Triumphant One Night Only Return of Ten Tops at Sacred Fools Ten performers take the stage for seven minutes each to sing, dance, recite or read original material.

Closer - Review

Closer - Review Closer? I could'nt get far enough away!!

Harrington and Storm - Preview

Harrington and Storm - Preview "Harrington &Amp; Storm: Two Guys Doing A One-Man Show" Will Make You Laugh And Laugh And Laugh.

Roger and Vanessa

Roger and Vanessa Playwright Brett C. Leonard does lovely work putting poetry in the mouth of toughs.

Spago Beverly Hills Host the 2004 C-CAP Fundraiser

Spago Beverly Hills Host the 2004 C-CAP Fundraiser A wonderful night for an organization that does so much for so many.

C-CAP Fundraiser at Spago Draws Celebrity Support

C-CAP Fundraiser at Spago Draws Celebrity Support Benefit for Careers through Culinary Arts Program Los Angeles has its night in Beverly Hills

Korn brings it home for the holiday's

Korn brings it home for the holiday's Korn tears it up for the home crowd breaking out all the favorites, old and new from there war chest!!!!

Anatol Vs.

Anatol Vs. A semi-romantic tragic-farcical adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's "Anatol"

Infernal Affairs - A Fast Moving Cops and Robbers Movie

Infernal Affairs - A Fast Moving Cops and Robbers Movie Andrew Lau's INFERNAL AFFAIRS is a slick, fast moving, cops and robbers thriller

Capture Now - Review

Capture Now - Review "A deep distress has humanized my soul." - William Wordsworth. Life carries us upon its back.

Quiet Please - Review

Quiet Please - Review Before there was TV, there was radio.

Superfamous - Can you BE more Hollywood?

Superfamous - Can you BE more Hollywood? You can see Hollywood past and present in these great pictures.

Rhythm is It

Rhythm is It This German documentary is an extraordinary venture that brings together classical music and contemporary dance under unique circumstances.

Duck Season - Review

Duck Season - Review "Duck Season" is a minimalist, compact, carefully directed entertainment that captures with droll exactitude the simple pleasures and concerns of young teenagers.

Jack Sheldon at Orange County Performing Arts Center

Jack Sheldon at Orange County Performing Arts Center An evening with a true jazz legened!!!!!

Sideways - For a Taste of Prose

Sideways - For a Taste of Prose This is the perfect movie to enjoy a bottle of wine with.

What's on This Ice Cream Cone? Drugs, Sex, and Space Travel!

What's on This Ice Cream Cone?  Drugs, Sex, and Space Travel! A tour de force of Short films!!

AFI Shorts Program Four - Review

 AFI Shorts Program Four - Review A group of films with true uniqueness.

The Assassination of Richard Nixon - Review

The Assassination of Richard Nixon - Review A movie about the struggle of life and politics.

Keyhole Software - Review

Keyhole Software - Review Maps have a new dimension (3-D) added to them !!!!!!

Kinsey - A Review

Kinsey - A Review From the Gull Moth to the Human Butterfly.

The Casio " EX-Z55 EXILIM " Camera

The Casio " EX-Z55 EXILIM " Camera Its like having a giant powerful digital camera lost in your pocket

Mardo: Louder, Faster, Harder

Mardo: Louder, Faster, Harder Mardo rocks the Viper Room on a Monday night in Hollywood

Groxis New Grokker V. 2.1 Will Put a New Spin on Search Engines

Groxis New Grokker V. 2.1 Will Put a New Spin on Search Engines This great software will have you seeing circles.

SanDisk 256 megabyte xD-Picture Card

SanDisk 256 megabyte xD-Picture Card It's small but has a whole lot of room.

A Foolish Tradition: 360 Degrees of Fun Filled Entertainment

A Foolish Tradition: 360 Degrees of Fun Filled Entertainment I could tell this would not be the typical theater-going experience. But instead of running, I pushed my inner theater snob aside, found a seat, and prepared myself for the Sacred Fools' annual 360 extravaganza.

The Mythology Project, The Next Arena, NoHo Actors Studio

The Mythology Project, The Next Arena, NoHo Actors Studio A play about the creation of the world, through the eyes of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Scandinavians, Africans, Chinese and Babylonians

Premier After Party for Breaking Dawn

Premier After Party for Breaking Dawn Just as Hollywood recieved its first fall rain the stars hit the red carpet to celebrate the U.S. premier of Breaking Dawn.

Something to satisfy your sweet tooth

Something to satisfy your sweet tooth If you are a sugar junky, I've got your fix. Honeysuckle Candies

With Wahl's VaccuTrim and Combn'Cut you may never need to go to the barber again

With Wahl's VaccuTrim and Combn'Cut you may never need to go to the barber again With Wahl's new clippers you too can be a professional barber; not really, but darn close.

Beats for Baghdad in store concert and DVD release party!!

Beats for  Baghdad in store concert and DVD release party!! Not your normal DVD release party "Beats for Baghdad"

"I've Been Lied to All My Life"

"I've Been Lied to All My Life" "I've Been Lied To All My Life," it seems clear that the title says it all.

URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL: Dean Cameron's Nigerian Spam Scam Scam

URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL: Dean Cameron's Nigerian Spam Scam Scam Dean Cameron's Nigerian Spam Scam Scam is, as they say, funny because it's true.

"Time Flies When You Are Alive"

"Time Flies When You Are Alive" A one man show that needs no supporting act.

Finally, something to do on a Sunday night "Taking the Jesus Pill"

Finally, something to do on a Sunday night "Taking the Jesus Pill" Southern Alabama comes to Hollywood in Charlie Terrell's Taking the Jesus Pill

You can take it in the bath with you too!!

You can take it in the bath with you too!! Uniden can come to the pool party too.

Sleepover - Review

Sleepover - Review Julie's sleepover gets supercharged when she and her friends are challenged to a scavenger hunt by the "popular" girls.

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