Are you a psychopath? Your boss? From the writer of The Men Who Stare At Goats comes a new book exploring psychopathic behavior. Author Jon Ronson has devised a system to help you pick out psychos based on subtle verbal cues. In examining various powerful, successful people, Ronson discovers psychopathy is more pervasive than we thought. So, are we all crazy?
“Say hello to my little friend!” Al Pacino as the snowbank-snorting, bullet-blasting Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in Scarface, is one of the greatest drug films ever made. It’s an absolute blood feast of depravity guaranteed to look and sound amazing on this new Blu-Ray Limited Edition. It comes with a digital copy for your mobile device and a heap of extra features keeping you rapt for hours & hours. Remember the shower scene?
Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page—the greatest guitar players in rock-n-roll history all plugged into a giant wall of Marshall amps to rock the crowd. Now, the iconic brand makes headphones bringing that huge sound straight into your earholes. The Major is a classic over-the-ear ’phone with the power to melt your brain like a Hendrix solo.
If the term ‘skirt steak’ only calls up crude images in your mind, you’ve got some issues. Maybe more wholesome activities, like cooking, can help sanitize your thoughts. Actual skirt steak is a tasty, somewhat affordable cut of beef. It’s easy to cook and fast—leaving you plenty of time to think about that other stuff you think about.
The unemployment checks stopped coming, so it’s time to think like an entrepreneur. Maybe you’ve always wanted to be a professional golf ball recycler. Maybe you didn’t even know such a job existed. Now you know. Kickstart your new career with this nifty little ball trawler. Simply submerge this unit in the water hazard and pull it back & forth with a rope. When you yank it from the drink, it’ll be loaded with recovered balls. Success at last!
Known for making some of the world’s best performance motorcycle exhaust systems—think Aprilia, Ducati and Japanese sport bikes, the guys at Akrapovič have teamed up with another Slovenian cycle brand called Dreamachine. The result of their romance is a bike looking like a chopper/board tracker/sci-fi movie bike. Aside from its 113-c.i. S&S powerplant, this thing is totally custom.
Dirty South rappers and brainless son-of-the-founder CEOs really love a big, gold chronograph because they never have to be anywhere on time. But for the rest of us, who want to know the time without pulling out a phone, this low-key analog watch from Nixon will do the trick. No purple drink or country club membership needed here, just a wrist and a healthy respect for punctuality.
Statues of gnomes and elves seem inappropriate anywhere but the garden. Who knows why? But out in the garden, they fit right in. These detailed bronze sculptures by artists Jim Kempton & David Goode are inspired by the writings of Tolkien and feature all types of fairy tale creatures from his classic fantasy novels.
Depending on where you live, you may have to go far beyond the greenbelt of your subdivision to find the wild flora & fauna Hank Shaw prepares in his new book Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast. But, it’ll be worth the effort. Shaw is a prolific blogger and naturalist who espouses the goodness and proper preparation of wild North American food. With recipes and back-to-the-land wisdom, Shaw turns living off nature’s bounty into a gourmet experience.
Four hundred bucks for a Lego set? That’s right. You’re about to drop more on this massive, new Lego spaceship than you did on your first car. But why not? It’s Darth Vader’s Super Star Destroyer Executor. Brand-new. A Star Wars original. It is also the longest Lego spacecraft ever made, 51 inches. Made up of over 3000 Lego bricks, it’ll provide hours of fun for you and the, uh, the kid. Available September 1.