Lost minds are sometimes never found again. In the old America, the insane were sent away to state mental hospitals. Photographer Christopher Payne has collected hundreds of haunting images of these abandoned facilities in his stunning book, focusing on the rich architecture and inherent creepiness of more than 70 crumbling American asylums.
Shatner knows no shame but you have to admit the bloated old Captain Kirk can be pretty funny. This new concept album that features his terrible singing on top of classic rock remakes by some well-known musicians like Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, and Johnny Winter is a total joke. And weirdly, it’s a somewhat humorous one.
The dudes in the Burton boardroom are starting to show their age. Snowboarding’s biggest brand has now teamed up with Lucasfilm to feature Star Wars board graphics on their tot-sized Chopper series boards this season. They know the Gen-X shred dads are gonna love these. Source
Made of cold-rolled steel then crimped to stack together, these nesting shot glasses come in three different finishes. If you and shot glasses have a sketchy relationship, maybe don’t get the slippery Teflon-coated set, shots pour out of those way too easily.
Even though they look great, in the past, drop-tops were always the slower, less aggressive variant. Not the case with this 2013 ZL1 Convertible. Chevy built in tranny reinforcements and added tunnel and tower braces to stiffen up the chassis, giving more of those 580 horses to the back wheels. Tell her you’re buying it for her.
This may be the most comprehensive reference book on beer ever published. Inside are 868 pages packed with over 1,100 entries by 160 different beer industry authoritarians from across the world. Know your brew.
Coasters are supposed to protect your furniture from drink rings and these little square slabs of slate from a quarry in upstate New York will do exactly that. Just be careful you don’t drop one the coffee table or the hardwood floor, they’ll do some damage.
Tell me you didn’t cringe when you put that shipping pallet out on the curb. Such a waste, right? Some of us are handy enough to find good use for all that pine, but for the rest of us, how about letting craftsman Clark Titus cobble together a fine looking chair out of the “waste”? He’ll finish it with teak oil and ship it out for your green ass to sit on.
Obviously intended to compete head-on with the MacBook Air, Acer drops this little nugget into the ultra-light notebook ring. Tidbits include a second generation Core CPU, a 13.3-inch HD screen, both a SSD and HDD, and a 0.51-inch thick chassis made out of aluminum and magnesium that weighs just 2.98 pounds. Available later this week.
The old saying goes, “they don’t make ’em like they used to.” Not true. You can find new stuff made the old way all over the web. Even the old-fashioned, pesky slingshot has been revived, stylized and brought to market. Moss commissioned limited-edition handmade slingshots, signed and numbered by the annoying little twerp who built them, artist Christopher Jarratt.