Wars destroy people – even the ones who survive to tell their tales. The thing is, most soldiers maintain the code of silence upon their return. The painful personal stories are left untold and new kids keep signing up to fight. Vietnam vet Karl Marlantes’ new book goes beyond phony Hollywood heroics to shed a glaring light on the real experiences of war.
Guys who have everything don’t need anything but they still want something. If you get these guys a thing they’ll actually use, you’ve solved one of the riddles of man. This high-tech radio could be the one. Get 15,000 Internet radio stations, wi-fi streaming, app-powered controls, video output, Last.fm connection; this thing plays pretty much everything. Who would settle for less? Source
They had the Cold War, we have the cold drinks. This martini table is made from a real, MK-76 bomb. Yes, disarmed. Bombs and Russian vodka don’t normally go together but in this case they’re a great pair. What better way to celebrate freedom than raising a toast over unused artillery?
Walter Payton had an amazing career. In his thirteen years with the Chicago Bears, out-rushing men twice his size, the 5 foot 10 “Sweetness” set dozens of NFL records. He copped an MVP award and a 1985 Super Bowl ring. This you may already know; and now you can read the rest of his story in this new hardcover from seasoned sports journalist and best-selling author, Jeff Pearlman.
Here’s an early look at the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. This will be BMW’s first crack at a more moderately priced, mainstream hybrid vehicle. Based on the BMW 5 Series, the car is powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six-cylinder found in the BMW 535i. On top of the conventional components will be a 55-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.
Before the days of sexual harassment sensitivity training, men were allowed to look at cartoon illustrations of women accidentally showing too much leg without fear of punishment. Taschen Books has now collected heaps of these classic yet demeaning, sexist images in a new book for you to enjoy privately in the appropriate environment.
Putting your “Scary Sounds of Halloween” mix-tape on loop and blasting it from the living room on Halloween night is cute. Why are you trying to be cute? Terrorize treat-seekers and become “that creepy guy down the street” with the Asylum Door. Along with a 22-inch LCD display showing an axe-wielding mad man trying to break out of lock down, hidden pneumatic mechanisms actually create bulges in the door as he swings his axe. Source
Handing some random your camera and asking them to snap your picture is awkward. It gets even weirder when they start telling you to say cheese. If you like your pics with no cheese, get this low-profile GorillaPod Micro 250. It’s light, compact, and cheese-free. Source