George Carlin was the funniest white dude in the history of comedy. For forty years, his stand-up shows, with razor-sharp wit & taboo content, were making crowds piss themselves. Carlin also wrote three best-selling books. Now, all three: When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, Napalm and Silly Putty, and Brain Droppings have been bundled into one. Call it a George Carlin bible. He would have.
For proud and passionate sports geeks, ESPN is a daily destination. If you’re really in deep, addicted to highlights, standings, recaps, scores & spreads, the crew at ESPN simply feel like family. This new book chronicles the growth of the ESPN empire, bringing you up close with the key personalities, people who love sports as much as you do.
The octagonal-shaped, cast aluminum Italian espresso maker called the “Moka,” is a ubiquitous piece of design and an enduring symbol for Made In Italy. This new variation on the theme, by artist/architect Alessandro Mendini, is a softer, yet equally stunning version of the classic.
Super lightweight and versatile, this compact tow-trailer lets you bring everything you want on the road. Even if you drive a Mini, you’ll be able to drag along all your toys: bikes, boards, camping gear, luggage & more. The unique modular design lets you pop the top off for uncovered cargo like a motorcycle or mother-in-law. You know, the big stuff. Payload is up to 1000 pounds, so no need to pack light.
You’ll never have a bad bounce or a droopy net with this ping pong table. Made of concrete, this sculptural, nuclear bombproof platform will last for like … ever. The net is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The Henge brand works with cities to place these tables in public parks. If you’re near Tompkin’s Square Park in NYC, you can test the fresh tables they just installed.
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.