If you’re dropping-in on a new Corvette, you obviously have enough testosterone to handle a trip to the Chevy engine plant in Wixom, Michigan to build your own motor. Tack a mellow $5800 onto your ’Vette’s sticker price & you can literally get your hands in the engine (with tech supervision) as it is custom-built for your car. Where else could you do this but in the good ole USA?
The good thing about having this reference book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, is if/when you blackout you won’t have to remember any of the recipes. You can just dry out for a few days, open the book back up and start-over. Just avoid the Mind Eraser this time.
Gotta love sliders. They’re so small you can eat like a dozen of them. With the slider tool kit from Sur La Table, your next party will sizzle. Press 3 perfect mini-burgers at a time in the aluminum press, cook 9 at a time in the stainless steel grill basket & trim buns to size with the cutter. Just grill ’em and kill ’em.
Why does the your kid’s soccer game video look as bad as the one your dad shot of you with his shoulder-mounted VHS camera? Maybe it’s your lame little camera. Step up to the Sony NEX-VG10 camcorder that shoots in crispy HD with a wide array of interchangeable lenses. It’s massive 14.6 MP optical sensor, stunning stereo audio quality, optional still photo mode & ergonomic design all add up to a better chance to capture some sweet footage.
Killing four hours on Concourse C at the Baltimore Airport just sucks. Plain & simple. But, if you could ride your suitcase around like a Segway it might not suck as bad. The Move-On series of suitcases from the strategic thinkers at Agent is rolling in the right direction. They have introduced a new twist – luggage that instead of being dragged along behind you, pushes you forward. Three models: Strolln, Surfn & Ridn all have multiple ride/fun functions to make getting through the airport just a bit cooler. Even in Baltimore.
A bank robbery gone bad. Not quite Dog Day Afternoon, unless you add heroin, a hooker, buckets of booze & enough blood to drown Quentin Tarantino. This dark thriller from Director Roger Avary (who co-wrote Pulp Fiction and worked on True Romance & Reservoir Dogs) is a mess on purpose. Avary has actually been called a Tarantino rip-off, which isn’t really a bad thing when you get actors like Eric Stoltz and Julie Delpy in the mix.
With Mercedes-Benz’s G-Wagon LAPV 6.X, you could do a road-trip in Mogadishu, Kabul or the Gaza Strip and really not have much to worry about. Okay, that’s not funny. We take it back. But really, where else would anyone need Armored-plating, undercarriage mine-detectors & a payload capacity of 1.3 tons? Only in the warzone, people. Make no mistake. This is no civilian custom – it’s a for-real combat vehicle & the MB badge means it’s guaranteed to do damage to defense budgets all over the world.
With disaster-proof construction & custom styling options ranging from understated to loco, Rickshaw Bags are whatever you want them to be. Designed and built in San Francisco, these bags are made to endure crappy weather and long days on the streets. The Commuter 2.0 model has been improved to perfectly accommodate your computer and with two-way zippers, it’s unbiased toward righties or lefties. That’s progressive.
Most of us have been drinking since middle school – but, who among us has ever had Rye? This old whiskey variant is something fur trappers drank in the 1800s. Now, with the advent of Snap!, a small-batch liquor made from (honest-to-goodness) ginger snap cookies, there’s finally a mixer that blends with Rye. Try it out. If the sweet, tart & dry taste doesn’t do it for you, at least you can use it to start a fire or remove paint. And on it’s own, the Snap! is tasty.
Not to sound gruesome, but if nuclear bombs started dropping, you’d want your iTunes library stored on this drive. The LaCie XtremKey USB flash drive is gnarly. The up to 64Gig drive is encased in a 2mm steel tube that can survive temps up to 200 degrees, it is sealed watertight to depths of 300 feet & could be run over by a ten-ton truck…and survive.