Director Danny Boyle is one-of-a-kind: 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, remember Trainspotting? If you dig the frenetic, fast-paced style and sick humor, plus crave some bullets & blood, Shallow Grave will work for you. Of course it’s an action thriller and the tale involves roommates, a corpse & a bag of money. Hold on tight!
This thing is the bomb. The Light Mine Professional is a super-bright LED task light with a unique design. Using magnets, this baseball-size light will stick to any metal surface for tricky jobs under the car, the house or anywhere you need a compact, hands-free light that can rotate any which way for full 360º coverage. It has 4 light functions: low power spot, high output flood, red night vision & a high visibility signal beacon. A sizable upgrade from the original.
Lamborghini makes monsters. Their latest creation, the 2012 Aventador LP700-4 is a perfect example. This beast has a breathtaking 691-horsepower V12 engine pushing the new Italian lowrider past 200-mph. And this new model is not merely a re-made Murcielago or Gallardo, the Aventador has been totally re-engineered. Among its most innovative features is the one-piece passenger cell made entirely of Boeing Aerospace carbon fiber composites. Yeah, this thing practically flies.
Unlike the speech your best man made on your wedding night, the liquor-fueled quotables in this book are coherent. From around the world and across time, The Quotable Drunkard soaks you with a steady flow of wit and wisdom on alcohol and its magical effects. Memorable musings from ancient Greek philosophers like Euripides to modern geniuses like Homer Simpson make this a colorful, comical collection of quotes, drink recipes, bar advice & history. 256 pages.
The Scorpion chili pepper is melt-your-face-off hot. It’s so hot, it can’t even be eaten on it’s own; so hot the pepper pickers have to wear Hazmat suits. But by blending just a bit of this specially-grown New Mexican pepper into salsa, you can survive its powerful blast of heat. Granted, your forehead will bead up with sweat after one bite, but that’s the fun of it. Try it, we dare you.
Our wireless world is still pretty tangled-up in wires, cords and cables. Tame the chaos in your workspace with these handy little adhesive doodads. Keep your power supply up on the table with you instead of sliding off on to the floor when you unplug. Simply stick the adhesive-backed cable clips where you need them, drop your cable into the slot and get back to work.
Put the computing power of your iPhone or iPod Touch to work on your rides. The handlebar-mounted Phone Booth holds your device for easy viewing and touchscreen capability, while the improved iBike app tracks & analyzes info from your ride. Let the app keep track of your time, speed, distance and more. Add the optional +Power supply and get your heart rate, elevation and wind speed, too.
Switzerland’s Stadler Form creates high performance, design-inspired home electronics. Their 45-watt, 3-speed Q Fan looks like an industrial sculpture with its asymmetrical aluminum & stainless steel design, but functions flawlessly to keep you cool.
If you’ve got any Aussie friends, you know they can drink beer. Well, it turns out they can also make it—and we’re not talking Foster’s. There’s a new brewer making waves down under called Doss Blockos, named for a famous New York City squatter’s building and the art scene surrounding it in the 90s. This complex, long-fermented Lager comes packaged in a brown paper bag. Gives you that Bowery vibe: like you just bought it with change at the neighborhood bodega.
If this cocktail shaker instantly calls to mind a can of Krylon spray paint, read no further. If you draw a blank, here’s the quick & dirty: Graffiti artists have been using Krylon paints since Day One. In Hip-Hop culture, the Krylon logo is an established icon. Now you know. Shake up a few martinis and see if you can create your own urban masterpiece.