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Big Trouble in Little China at
Big Trouble in Little China

For a few minutes, you’ll almost take this movie seriously. But then Kurt Russell’s bungling character Jack Burton, a truck-driver turned cowboy/kung fu crime fighter gives it away. This 1986 semi sci-fi film by the director of Halloween is thrilling but not in the edge-of-your-seat way, it’s more wacky/stupid. Like, “is this a joke?” ironic funny. Jacki Chan style fight scenes, lots of bullets & swords. Follow it through its ridiculous twists & turns, while admiring the “talents” of 80s vamps Kim Cattrall & Suzee Pai.

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Gear Tie at
Gear Tie

Pain In The Ass #567: tangled extension cords. Fix it with these bendable wire gear ties from Nite Ize. They come in a variety of sizes & colors to suit your cord-untangling needs. If you’re a MacGyver, they can be twisted into shapes for other purposes, like a makeshift tripod for your camera or a stand for your iPod. Really.

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2011 MacBook Pro at
2011 MacBook Pro

Apple’s shiny silver box received its annual upgrade. Sorry if you just returned home with your freshly out-dated MacBook.  We won’t bore you with all the specs. Highlights include an optional speedy quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, and spiffy new technology, ‘Thunderbolt’, which opens up a whole new world of super-fast plug-&-play performance for your peripherals.  Apple even beefed-up the HD camera. Upgrade time.

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The Collection of Slash Auction at
The Collection of Slash Auction

Slash, the whiskey-drinking, cig smoking axe-man from Guns-N-Roses is doing some Spring cleaning. Thousands of Slash’s personal items are going up for auction. From home furnishings to on-stage outfits, to used-on-tour guitars, his ’66 Corvette Stingray – there’s a bit of everything for sale. You can even buy the used, sweat-soaked T-shirt right off his back, for about 250 bucks.

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iGrow Hair Laser at
iGrow Hair Laser

She may recoil in horror if she sees you mowing the lawn in your space-age laser hair helmet, but deep down, she’ll understand. Balding dudes are desperate. Before you go full cue ball, this scientifically-tested laser therapy helmet could be the key to rejuvenating your dome. Eventually you’ll try everything to stop the loss, but maybe start here before you go to the spray-on route.

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Norton 961 Commando SE at
Norton 961 Commando SE

Norton Motorcycles are among the most revered and collectible in the world. In the 60s & 70s, Norton bikes took big racing trophies and pushed the progression of motorcycle design and performance to the next level. The 70s-era Commando was called the last of the great British twins, but now the legendary bike is back. Soon to be released in America, this updated classic version is a 961-cc street machine that roars. The thing is, they’re only producing 200 of them. And, they’re going fast.

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Filson Denim Cruiser Jacket at
Filson Denim Cruiser Jacket

Denim works. It cuts the chill and whatever muck it collects washes right out. It’s simple and tough.  Filson’s Cruiser was designed back in 1914. Named for the timber cruisers of the time whose job it was to take long walks through the forest estimating the amount of standing timber for logging. Even if your cruising is of a slightly different type, this button front, 4-pocket work coat will serve you well on all your little jaunts.

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Haydel’s Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake Delivered at
Haydel’s Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake Delivered

Mardi Gras is crazy. Blame it on the King Cakes. Haydel Bakery makes these traditional Mardi Gras confections from an old Danish recipe that causes men to feel immune to the effects of booze and makes women eager to show off their rack. We can’t explain it and neither can the fine folks at Haydel’s. Maybe it’s voodoo.

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Stanley Black Chrome Socket Set at
Stanley Black Chrome Socket Set

Where else do you find black chrome? You find it on some Leica cameras, maybe on a custom hotrod, but tools? This is new. These are Stanley sockets, so you know they’re bomber and have a lifetime warranty.  In addition, the sizes, laser-etched into the black chrome, are easier to read. This finish is also more durable than regular chrome. Black is just better.

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James Perse Dog Bed at
James Perse Dog Bed

Sick of sharing your bed with a snoring, restless, continually farting creature? Not your girl man, the family dog. Pop clothing designer James Perse has you covered. He’s designed a dog bed to get Fido off your Egyptian cotton sheets and into his own. Actually it’s a hypoallergenic organic foam pad on a teak base with a waterproof , washable, 100% cotton cover.

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