F—k the new diet. When your team is down by a few points and Sunday night will soon be Monday morning, you need a little relief, a little comfort for your sorry soul. Maybe piece of mind can be found in a marshmallow dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with a crust of beer & pretzel bits. Give it a try.
Radiohead is the U2 of the 2000s. Stylistic parallels are few, it’s just that they’re so widely popular. Moms, college kids, metros, Euros, radio stations: everyone loves Radiohead. The press are slobbering to outdo each other in realizing the depth of genius in each new release. Same deal on the new record, The King Of Limbs. It’s familiar but new, sad but uplifting, powerful yet serene. Their best yet. It’s everything everyone says it is. Or so we assume.
The pen, they say, is mightier than the sword. But what about the grenade, revolver or Rambo knife? These unique note/sketchbooks feature 3-D covers of serious weaponry. Sure, the idea that weapons and violence don’t jive with acts of creativity is ironic. That’s nice. But weapons are just cool.
When it comes to wilderness survival Bear Grylls is our idol. He knows the tricks, the tools and the MacGyver moves needed to live through commercial breaks and long production days. In his pocket-sized 15-piece survival kit from Gerber you get: knives, a bottle opener, screwdrivers, a signal mirror, snare wire, a fishing kit, fire tinder and more. Basically everything you need to stay cool until the camera crew shows up the next morning in the helicopter with your latté.
You can trick them with this desk. Jam your crap into any and all of the drawers lining the perimeter of this five foot long desk-table and Bam! your workspace is clean. People might even think you’re organized. Beneath the translucent, matte-surface glass top your secret of sloppiness will be safe.
Ever wonder what you could do with some spare time and a toolbox? Here’s just one little example from John Ryland, an ad guy by day and wrench-spinner by night. He took a crusty 1978 Yamaha XS 750 triple and stripped it down to the essentials. It is now the burly street fighter/café machine you see before you. And if you’ve never heard or ridden a Yamaha Triple, understand that this thing screams like a wild beast.
Fine timepieces like this Radiomir 8 Day Ceramica model by Panerai beautifully hide their technical superiority. The case is made of synthetic ceramic for an ultra hard, nuclear-proof matte finish. The hand wound movements operate on 21 jewels and have an 8 Day power reserve. The face is black, the buckle titanium, the strap buffalo leather. Model production limited to 500.
Holding the flashlight in your mouth and trying to swear your ass off at the same time is tough. This new hands-free light will allow your foul-mouth to flow freely, while the task at hand is lit up like an operating room. This high powered LED light features a fully adjustable head to put light right where it’s needed and it’s magnetic so you can stick it & get to work. You might not even need to swear, but please feel free.
Custom audio equipment is all over the net. So what (we ask) makes this iPod dock and amplifier stand out? Well, it looks like something your great uncle from Bulgaria made after the war for his ham radio club. But that’s not why. Amsterdam’s Thodio brand builds these mini HI-FI units by hand. The iBox is sturdy with metal handles and enough wattage to fill a room with sound. The rechargeable battery lasts 15 hours.
Prohibition was stupid. Bold southern gents were making backyard moonshine and running it all over the country on dirt roads late at night. The best of the best in those days was the family of Junior Johnson (NASCAR Legend). Today, they’re still following their old recipe, creating small batch corn-spirits in copper stills. But instead of loading the trunk of the car at midnight, they’re selling it above board, online. Much safer.