With his hard-luck lyrics and legendary on-the-edge lifestyle, Johnny Cash was destined to be an enduring cult icon. To many he was the last American badass (sorry Kid Rock). Through his songs, a couple movies and various biographies about the Man In Black, we’ve learned part of the story behind this enigmatic man. Now his son has written a book that paints a unique portrait of his inner life, that of a creative, spiritual, and deeply passionate badass.
This is the most complex timepiece Swiss watchmaker IWC has ever made. It features simultaneous solar time, Sidérale time, and has a perpetual calendar on the back. The rest of the watch’s exhaustive list of premium features is so embarrassingly complex that the only other comment we can make with authority is the fact that it looks cool, too.
Go ahead, “touch it, love it” their website says, just don’t ask us how the damn things works. Do we look like Popular Science to you? It’s a high-tech alarm clock from award-winning designers Giebert & Funk. That’s what we know. We featured its big sister a while back and we struggled to explain that one, too. But it looks slick, futuristic, and keeps perfect time. This one comes in seven colors.
Look, we know as well as you do that beers can be opened with almost anything. A toothpick, lighter, seatbelt buckle, or any of the real versions of the tools these beer openers are fashioned after. But it takes technique. If you have a friend or loved one who actually requires a special implement to open a beer bottle, get them one of these hand-forged mock tool beer openers, it’ll make him or her feel a bit better about their sad self.
If your manhood doesn’t really need an extension, the main purpose of a car is to get you from point A to point B. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will do that and then some. It’s got a burrito-sized glove box, windows that go up & down, and a honkable horn. It also gets nearly 40mpg. Your neighbor who drives the luxury combat vehicle won’t understand but Toyota does. This post has been sponsored by Toyota.
Unless you wear a white chef’s coat at your day job, lamb is not an item on most guys’ grocery list, but there’s no reason it shouldn’t be. Lamb is as easy to prepare as any of its four-legged fellows. This recipe for lamb kebab sliders turn the somewhat exotic meat into certified dude food while a simple but savory coriander mint mayo adds gourmet flair.
By the 1970s, decades of divestment and inner-city strife had taken its toll on New York City’s South Bronx. Burned out buildings, street crime and unrestrained violence ruled the streets. The cops couldn’t keep up and NYPD’s South Bronx precinct became known as Fort Apache; an outpost under attack. In this hard-boiled 1981 police drama, Paul Newman plays a veteran cop trying to maintain his humanity in a brutally hostile corner of the Big Apple.
When her parent’s come by, try to keep them out of the room that you covered with Imperial Forces wallpaper. We like it, too. It’s high-quality and hand-screened and features Darth, Boba Fett, and the rest of our buddies from the empire. But don’t let them see it. They won’t understand and it will be awkward.
At the risk of losing customers to Porsche, BMW, and even their sister brand Jeep, Maserati is moving into the luxury SUV market. If inflated European sports cars with 4-wheel drive get your blood pumping, this Italian beauty might cause a coronary. The big square-nosed beast will come outfitted with a ferocious Ferrari-built motor and absolutely dripping with luxurious detail; there are also rumors it’ll be assembled in the good ol’ USA.
Even if you know nothing about jazz, you know you should know about Miles Davis. This new 22-disc collection from Sony links the many stages of this jazz giant’s inexhaustible output into a full-spectrum catalog of his finest works. In a consistently progressive career spanning six decades, Miles redefined and redirected the jazz movement no less than four times. This collection will entertain and educate you with the best of our wholly American art form called jazz.