A hundred years ago college football was about the game. Today, it’s like everything else: a corrupt mess controlled by suited dicks trying to extract maximum payoff from a billion-dollar business. And this, unlike the mechanics of the game itself, could actually make for some interesting reading.
If you prefer a physical copy of music rather than the cloud-based playlist you’re probably a “collector,” in which case, Vol. 1 of the Complete Album Collection from Bob Dylan should make its way into your stacks. The massive box set of 41 albums also comes with a collector’s USB containing 35 studio titles & 6 live records.
A can of warm beer can be turned into an ice-cold thirst quencher by spinning the can in ice for a few. Humans have known this trick since the Roman Empire but it took two beer-swilling buds to invent this little rig that mounts to your cordless drill, does the spinning for you & pops out a cold one in 30 seconds. Sorta gives new meaning to the phrase “spin one up.”
George Lucas plowed through over 150,000 frames of film from the first 3 Star Wars films to select & assemble a collection of stunning still images from the making of the movies. The result is Star Wars: Frames, a hardcover collection of 1416 images; the first volume in a 2-part collection.
Nicholson has been one Hollywood’s biggest stars for decades and much of his illustrious career has been about boring crap like blockbuster movies. The other stuff: like benders with Dennis Hopper, wild nights on the town with Warren Beatty, and the nonstop pursuit of Hollywood’s hottest women will make this biography worth reading.
Surfer and furniture designer Lawrence O’Toole makes these tables using surfboards that he finds at the dump near his home in Kauai. He rips the old boards apart, reshapes, colors, and re-glasses them; transforming the would-be landfill junk into sleek, stylish tables that will look great in your home or out by the pool. via
When you return from an international trip, the roaming charges on your cell bill can be a shocker. But apply this little KnowRoaming sticker to your SIM card & you’ll save 85% off those BS charges in 220 countries worldwide. It automatically switches to a local cell provider of the country you are in. Smart as hell. Check out the video.
In the Isle Of Man TT, crappy weather is par for the course and this waxed cotton storm coat from Freeman’s Sporting Club would provide a decent defense: water-resistant 8.5oz cotton, Milspec melton wool lining, and heavy duty hardware.
You can say, “Yup, made that myself” when the boys are patting you on the back for your latest batch of homebrew. They never need to know that you did nothing but buy an expensive machine that automatically brews beer while you pretend to monitor the process through an app on your iPhone. Brewbot does everything but you get all the credit. Congratulations, you’re a craft brewer now.