Straight Flush tells the unbelievable, true tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, a site that at its peak was earning a million dollars a day. But as the boys ran their scam & lived large in their jungle paradise of Costa Rica, the Feds were on to them.
Check this video if you didn’t see it during the Superblowout yesterday. It’s an ad for the new Maserati. Due for official release at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, images of the new Maserati Ghibli hit the internet early. Happens every time. The new mid-size sedan looks like a scaled-down version of its big brother the Quattroporte, with engine offerings that include a 3-liter turbo-diesel and 404-horse V6 paired with an 8-speed automatic tranny. It will be available with an optional Q4 AWD system while rumors of a forthcoming V8 & Twin-turbo V8 are unconfirmed.
For most people, a lighter or matches works fine for starting a fire or the gas grill. For others, that’s just too easy. The all-aluminum nanoStriker XL makes your quest for fire a bit more primitive: scrape some shavings off the ferrocerium rod onto your tinder & spark it up. Unlike matches or lighter, this thing works just fine in the rain.
The boomBOTTLE is a durable, portable wireless speaker that fits into your bike’s bottle cage. You can listen to music while you pedal & bring it on any adventure that requires a soundtrack & a speaker that can take some abuse. The crashproof, weatherproof speaker features dual 40mm drivers, integrated controls, speakerphone, & 10-hours of play on a full battery charge.
If you still haven’t figured out how to pop the top off a beer with pretty much any given object in the room, car, campsite, toolbox, furniture, etc., you should watch a few videos on Youtube & practice so you can finally earn your Man Badge. Or just go ahead and buy this slim little wallet that’ll carry your cards, cash, & also packs a stealth bottle opener.
Nope, there’s no film to load in this new digital video camera. In fact, there’s no such thing as “digital film.” Just the same, Blackmagic is claiming it. What they really mean is wide dynamic range that creates a “film look” which is to say, you can make what you shoot look old/lo-fi/cinematic. In addition to all types of contemporary tech features, this camera has a Super 16 sensor that supports all types of old, film quality lenses, too.
Biographies of infamous mobsters are almost as plentiful as lame Kickstarter campaigns but luckily they’re much more interesting. Steve Flemmi is a Boston mobster famous for being Whitey Bulger’s sidekick. Flemmi is currently doing hard time for 10 murders. Unlike most of those little snitches, Flemmi kept his trap shut until 2003 when he pled guilty & shared his story with the Feds.
For nearly 20 years, California-based Chrome has been producing some of the world’s best messenger bags and packs. The Sotnik duffle is a new one. As always, Chrome focuses on utility & mobility. It’s made of 1000-Denier Cordura and features a waterproof internal compartment to separate your beach stuff or beers from stuff you don’t want wet. If you don’t want to carry it as a duffle, no problem, it can be worn as a pack, too.
Leather Head Sports has been working with superior leathers, veteran craftsmen, and a stable of accomplished baseball advisers to perfect their line of pro-quality, handmade baseball mitts. For World Series play or ‘catch’ with your kid in the backyard, these classic glove designs are a homerun.
Even if your city hasn’t yet begun a recycled water or “toilet-to-tap” program, there are plenty of reasons to avoid drinking unfiltered water. The SOMA system is a glass carafe that features totally compostable, coconut shell carbon filters that come delivered to your door by subscription. You’ll never have to remember when to change filters & your drinking water will always be fresh.