Year after year, Mercedes earns the worst emissions ratings for their iconic line of cars. Maybe that’s what motivated them to start making bikes. A little trade-off to make up for the turboed-out V12s and such. The bikes are top quality, not just a pretty logo. They make a racer, a full-suspendo mountain bike and a few others—even a kids bike. All the models feature cutting edge components like SRAM & DT SWiss, they also sport the price tag you’d expect from Mercedes-Benz …
The headset. If you’re gonna go there, it’s a toss up between what’s wackier: the wireless nub in your ear or the I’m-A-1980s-Air-Traffic-Controller look. This sweet little number from Bang & Olufsen could be your solution. Designed specifically for iPhone, it offers superior sound as well as comfort. It makes hands-free conversations sound better and look better, too.
After doing your rudeness, light one of these scented candles on your way out of the bathroom. That way, your “man can” won’t stink up the whole house. Scents like Fresh Cut Grass, Sawdust & Campfire smell a lot better than whatever the hell you just gave birth to in there. Yes, keep the fan on, too.
Until they make powdered instant beer, there will be some degree of craft involved in the process of making your own. Learn how it’s done right in six easy steps from author/brewer William Bostwick. He shares tips & advice for home-brew newbies and veterans alike. Don’t blow it. Read all 176 pages.
Having a barbecue usually means you’ll be drinking while you cook. For this reason alone, the Pit Mitt is a good idea. Its magical, heat-resistant material allows you to do stupid stuff like reaching into the red-hot coals for a mushroom or picking up a 475º burger. It will also grip your beer nicely. Maybe get two.
This ‘Stud Squared’ isn’t a two-man stripper-gram. Sorry ladies. It’s an advanced tape measure/multi-tool working like a regular 25-foot tape, except it has a square attached for better measuring, marking & framing. Let’s you do the work of two men. She might like that.
So there’s a new 007 novel coming out. But James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, has been dead since 1964. So, how do they get the new book? Hold a séance? White Magic? Nope. Ian Fleming Publications handpicked author Jeffrey Deaver to do the work. Deaver has written a grip of thriller/espionage books, but this is serious. Dear Jeff: hot chicks, sick cars, radical weapons. Don’t screw it up.
Beat Now is kinda like Wii for people who are actually active. Sort of-ish. This workout computer/music device syncs your heart rate with your playlist to keep the tunes and your metabolism pumped-up while you work out, run, etc. Simple hand gestures control the unit so you can keep pace and punish yourself properly without stopping to fiddle with buttons or controls.
Down home cookin’. What does that really mean? It means the food isn’t just a decoration for the plate, it’s made for chowing down. It’s hearty and maybe not healthy. Barbecued ribs qualify. Especially, when they’re spiced & glazed up with a root beer marinade. Fire up the grill, we’ve got the recipe right here.
There are a lot of reasons why Steve McQueen is hailed as the coolest dude in the history of Hollywood. Between filming huge movies he raced motorcycles; insisted on doing as many of his own stunts as possible; slayed the babes. But this 1968 movie sealed it. Hands-down, the sickest car chase ever filmed. McQueen is absolutely shredding the streets of San Francisco in a fastback Mustang as a gutsy cop trying to catch a crook. Classic.