You get few chances in life to truly be a hero. But if you’re the dad on the block who breaks out the powertools and plywood and builds his kids a skate ramp, you’re the man. This book, from HGTV’s Over Your Head host Todd Davis will show you how to build ramps, tree forts, a tire swing, and other cool projects that most dads blow off in favor of golf or watching the game. But that’s not you, is it?
The folks at Thanasi Foods sent over a bulging box of snacks for us to try out. While we enjoy a good jerky treat as much as the next guy, we couldn’t possibly dive into this much goodness all by ourselves. So, we are passing it along to one of you. They have some interesting brand partnerships that make for unique flavors… like Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon Soaked Beef Jerky and Vlasic Dill Pickle flavored Sunflower seeds.
This ultra-slim home audio system from Sony does everything is should. All types of playback, sweet stereo surround sound, ample jacks. So, what’s rad about it? Well, you can hang this thing on the wall. That seems like a much better place to spread out the warm sounds of your favorite music, doesn’t it? We think so. Available September 2011.
Know how when you’re driving in the summer with no shirt on and your back sticks to the seat-back? Basically, this stand does the same thing. Just sub-in your tablet or phone for the sweaty back and this stand is the seat. Comprendé? The only difference is that instead of sweat, this stand uses an ultra-soft, tacky silicone pad to hold the device.
Price tag and pedigree is what determines an ultra-premium liquor, but usually it’s the packaging that sucks us in. Suntory is among Japan’s most distinguished whisky makers, the brand Bill Murray was working for in Lost In Translation. Suntory’s latest high-end offering: three of their ultra-premium whiskies come handsomely packed in a decorative Paulownia wood box. Each boxed bottle also includes a porcelain jig for tasting this Japanese whisky in the traditional style.
If you’re a low profile guy who also happens to be a sports fan, it can be tough to show your team pride without looking like a billboard. These wallets, made from leather and genuine, game-used MLB team jerseys could be the thing. Each full-grain leather wallet features a small emboss of the team name and the wallet lining is made from jersey. Online authentication let’s you find out exactly which game your jersey played in.
Two dudes from Australia designed this iPhone beer opener with plans to launch it off Kickstarter.com. It’s part switchblade, part church key and it’s got a million dollar name. Do your best Australian accent and say it, “Opena!” For people from Maine and Massachusetts it should roll right off the tongue.
Buying that vintage Corvette is not the mid-life crisis. The crisis comes when you get it home and realize you need to replace the whole floor pan and have a 40-year old transmission rebuilt in the next state over. Avoid all that. Karl Kustom Corvettes takes current C6 and Z06 model Corvettes and gives them a vintage makeover. With custom body panels, paint, wheels and performance upgrades, they turn out neo-classics like the ’62 split-window coupe and the convertible ’67 Roadster.
Most of Tom Hanks’ movies are good but usually wander a bit too far into chick-flick territory. Take Castaway: It was all good while Tom was on the island talking to his friend, the deflated volleyball named Wilson. But once he gets off the island you may as well go out to the kitchen and make some nachos. The movie is done. This regulation Wilson volleyball stamped with Hanks’ hand-print will remind you of the good parts.
Remember college? No? Try this: Lose twenty pounds, empty your wallet, hide the kid’s car seat in the closet and light one of these candles. Let the youthful “Dorm Room” scent, a combination of cologne, weed, and Fritos take you back to those golden days of yore.