From Taxi Driver to Little Fockers. DeNiro. How did it happen? By now, Robert DeNiro has officially shed every micron of self-respect he ever had as an actor. But, before he jumped the shark landing in the murky waters of Holiday blockbuster sequels, he made a few transition films. Ronin was one of them. In his character, there’s a glimmer of the old greatness. There are also some good shoot-outs and a car chase that by itself is worth the price of the rental.
Great ideas have kept Harley going strong for over a hundred years. Their newest one is killer: Build-Your-Own Bike. Choose from a tasty menu of custom parts and design your own factory custom 1200 Sportster on HD’s website. Your custom bike will then be delivered with your exact specs to the local dealer. Wheels, paint, trim & more, just how you want it, before you pick it up. Genius.
This is basically the Chuck Taylor for bad weather. For generations, real men have been wearing Bean boots about three seasons of the year. Dads know. It’s like Ford or Levi’s. American. Bean Boots. Snow, sleet, rain, mud, manure – they keep you dry. Every few years they get cool again and come out in fresh new colors like this denim one. Which looks pretty good to us.
They can’t keep a secret. Images and scuttlebutt about Sony Ericsson’s latest high-tech toy, the Experia Play – what amounts to a Play Station phone – have been floating around the web for months. Now, it’s just a few more days until this Gingerbread-powered HSDPA phone will be reality. Improvements to the Android 2.3 software and app packages make this one snappy toy, er, phone. Get your thumbs ready.
It’s a strange PR spin that has James Dean in the role of martyr for the electric car. But strangely, it fits. Euromasters Classic Cars are creating incredible electric replicas of Porsche’s 365 Speedster and 550 Spyder. Dean died in a Spyder. And you could too, because these aren’t wimpy bumper cars. The replica 365 Speedster has a top speed of over 100 miles an hour and is actually faster in the 0-60 than it’s gas powered fore-bearer. They’re about 50-grand. Add an extra fifteen grand if you want the James Dean Edition.
Customizing your bike, whether you’re stripping it down or tricking it out, cuts into your time spent on the road. Victory’s new High Ball, a custom, bare bones bobber, comes straight-off the showroom floor looking mean. The All-American 106 Freedom motor is all bells, whistles and technical performance, but the styling on this bad boy is rugged and rough. If you want a burly, old school bike, you won’t have to modify this one. Just get on it & go.
Made with aged, single malt Scotch, this caramel sauce from San Francisco artisan gourmet, Happy Goat, is all natural. If you’re wondering what a happy goat has to do with caramel sauce, let us tell you. The sauce has a rich, velvety texture because it’s made with goat milk.
Most of the time you’re cooking for one or two, right? Save some gas, electricity—and time. With 9 menu functions & precise cooking elements, this little oven will keep you from burning your dinner, while using 30% less energy than the big oven. Plus it’s quick to preheat, meaning you’re eating dinner sooner.
No, it’s not a German Thrash Metal band, although the Hardcore Hammer definitely pounds out some heavy hits. This framing hammer is built to withstand the rigors of professional carpentry, while lasting forever. On a regular hammer, the waffle pattern of the hammer face wears down quickly reducing its ability to grip & sink nails. This design protects the waffle providing for years & years of perfectly pounded nails.
We won’t even pretend to know how this thing works. Beneath its matte grey, industrial finish, it’s a Swiss clock. Designed by French ID guy, Julien Ado, and Paris design house, Illi, the articulating square tiles of the clock beat like a heart, counting the seconds. Actual time is revealed by voice command.