What kind of gift do you get for someone whose interests include “watching The Simpson’s” and “quoting Homer?” Since you can’t get him a twelver of Duffs, this is the next best thing, providing he can read. The Ultimate Episode Guide breaks down the entire Simpson’s world: every episode for twenty years. This 1200-page tome comes in a slick wraparound slipcase & don’t worry about the reading thing, there’s lots of pictures.
Like everyone else, you do nothing all day at work except Facebook. Well…bad news. This book will lead you further down the path toward uselessness. Mini Weapons Of Mass Destruction gives you step-by-step, illustrated how-to’s on making over 40 weapons - things like CD Spindle Catapults, Bubblegum Darts and Pencil Slingshots using standard office supplies. All fun & games until someone loses an eyeball or their job.
If this record makes you feel like you’re tripping balls, it’s no wonder. Pink Floyd frontman/guitarist, David Gilmour, and British ambient house heads, The Orb, turned a mellow jam session into a record. What is a Metallic Sphere? Well, the combination is incredible: halfway between an acid flashback & few too many disco biscuits. Totally out there, but so … righteous.
Did you ever think you’d hear new Hendrix? This box set is the Holy Grail! It features 45 tracks, every last one previously-unreleased. With alternate versions of songs from his greatest albums, this brings Jimi back from the fourth dimension. There’s also a DVD documentary featuring live performances & Jimi’s incredible life story told in his own words.
Watching movies is not the same as appreciating cinema. Okay … it’s pretty much the same thing. But if you’re into movies, this series on legendary directors will turn you into a full-on movie buff. Each book features bio, critical insights, a full list of director’s works, illustrations, film stills & set photos. Great trivia for dazzling your date and perfect reading for when you can’t actually be watching a movie.
Badlands is a trip. It’s based on a true crime 50s murder spree and features Sissy Spacek & Martin Sheen. The award-winning film came out in 1973: a few years before Spacek starred in Carrie and Sheen starred in Apocalypse Now – two classic films that made them both famous Hollywood weirdos. Badlands was directed by Terrence Malick, the man behind The Thin Red Line, which was nominated for 7 Oscars. Heavy for sure.
The rise of the vampire novel in popular culture may have been the last nail in the coffin of what was once known as literature. But apparently it was undead, because the best-seller list is now getting stacked with all things zombie. Here’s a few rotten reads we unearthed just in time for Halloween.
Not far from the beautiful beaches & Brazilian bootys of Ipanema, lie the filthy, ultra-violent neighborhoods of Rio’s favelas. This 2002 award-winning film takes you into this web of gang crime, poverty & desperate violence. Based on a true story, it follows a young kid as he develops his artistic eye in this sordid world and documents his life in photos. Watching this one will make you think twice about visiting Rio when they host the Summer Olympics—or anytime, really. It’s gnar.
Strong language, sex, intense violence – it sounds like Vegas. The third game in the legendary Fallout series, New Vegas takes you deep inside the post-apocalyptic underbelly of America’s city of sin. With ridiculous RPG graphics, even more ridiculous weapons, and monsters to mow down – you may never be leaving Las Vegas.
Are you a serious fan? Get your hands on the John Lennon Box Of Vision time capsule package. As his 70th birthday nears, this limited collection of books & stylized memorabilia will help you remember Lennon’s legacy. And…this is the exact same collection that will be placed in his time capsule this year. It’s a book of album art, an annotated catalography & 4 art-adorned recordable discs for customizable mixes. Its up to you to provide the music, but of course you’ve got that already …