Most gnomes are pretty lame. They just stand there smiling innocently at the flowers. This guy—a weatherproof, breakproof plastic garden decoration—is an exceptional gnome. He knows he’s creepy and he doesn’t give a f#@k. He’s like, “Take a picture b@#tch, it’ll last longer …”
This slick little aircraft is just a helicopter, right? Actually, it’s not. It’s a gyroplane, which combines the propeller of a heli with a fixed-wing rotor in the tail. A centrifugal effect from the rotor makes for smooth, stable flights even in high winds. But here’s the key—in the event of engine failure, you can still perform a controlled landing. That’s way better than exploding on impact. This new model offers side-by-side seating, an upgrade from earlier in-line designs, giving the passenger a much better view.
Usually products with the word “extreme” in their name are stupid. Simple fact. But this impact resistant, protective laptop sleeve is an exception. If there’s one possession in our lives that should be “extremely” protected, it’s our laptop. This soft, lightweight, flexible, water-resistant case fits easily into another bag keeping your machine intact while you’re on the go. Cases for 11”, 13”, and 15” laptops.
Like beer, comedy is one of Canada’s best exports. Going back to those hosers, the McKenzie brothers, all the way to today’s Trailer Park Boys, our brethren in the Great White North like to laugh. This collection from the hit series Kids In The Hall features all five seasons of their trademark, offbeat sketch-comedy. 22 discs, 1000 minutes of good times.
Tricky name: the Crovel is a cross between a crowbar and a shovel. But the name is not the cleverest thing about this heavy-duty multi-tool. The crowbar end has a hammer face for persuasion and the handle is wrapped in paracord giving you 15’ of multipurpose line to help get you out of sticky situations. The shovel end features a serrated blade for hacking apart brush. Perfect for the off-road explorer.
Mizuno kicks are most often seen on the feet of runners, who are passing you. Those wiry, slow-breathing hardcores who log heavy miles. Maybe they know what’s up. Mizuno’s groundbreaking new shoe design, the Wave Prophecy, bucks the current low, barefootish trend in high-end running shoes. Offering serious stability & cushion, it’s a design they say is not part of your foot, but an “extension” of it.
Keep your desk or workbench in order with this heavy metal, industrial strength organizer. Made from recycled metal tubing & welded to a sturdy base, it’ll hold your greasy handtools or fine fountain pens, just the same. No matter what you do with it, you sure as hell can’t break it. You could even use it as a weapon in case of emergency.
This is not the first book to chronicle the lore & legacy of heavy metal heroes, Metallica. It might, however, be the most honest book yet. Veteran music writer, Mick Wall, digs deep into the personal struggles of the world’s most popular metal band. He’s done the same before, penning insightful bios on Black Sabbath, Guns-N-Roses, Led Zep and Bono. Past to present, Wall exposes the internal workings and the cost of success for America’s heaviest metal merchants.
The term “recreation” means this new custom Mustang Shelby GT500CR from Classic Recreations is not a kit car. Not just a bunch of tacked-on fiberglass panels, but actually built from a real ’67 or ’68 Mustang Fastback and painstakingly transformed into the beast you see here. It looks like the vintage whip on which it’s based, but under the hood, oh boy. An F1-R Supercharger is bolted to the nearly 800 horsepower V-8 Ford motor and that’s why the speedo goes up to 200 MPH.
Way back, when photography was a chemical process rather than a digital one, pictures were shot on film that came on rolls. (History lesson for the kids in the audience.) Ah … the good old days. But, those old rolls of film only held 24 or 36 images. This 4GB USB drive will hold thousands. And yes, they’re made from real, reused antique film cans.