It was fine for young boys of your generation to play with little plastic Army Men shooting machine guns and bazookas and lobbing grenades, but today’s kids? They deserve better. Instead of promoting the kind of violence found on TV news and video games, try hooking them up with a box of Toy Boarders. Skateboarding may be a crime in some towns but at least it’s not deadly.
There have been other books about the legendary singer and showman, the late, great James Brown, the undisputed Godfather Of Soul; but this book, The One: The Life & Music Of James Brown, from award winning biographer RJ Smith isn’t some rose-tinted, cracker-ass hype piece that rewrites the dirty drama of Brown’s crazy life. The writer created this portrait of Brown’s rise to iconic heights by interviewing over 100 people who were close to the artist. It’s pretty funked up.
Is it even possible to get a decent shave for a dollar a month? The guys at Dollar Shave Club seem to think so. They deliver fresh blades to your door for a dollar per month. Give it a try. One dollar doesn’t buy anything else anyway, so basically, you’ve got nothing to lose. (Thanks, Embry)
Before the Dyson guy came along nobody cared about the vacuum cleaner. But now that this brand has made them look cooler and elevated the performance of this ho-hum chore with the introduction of cyclonic suction, we need one. The DC39 is a compact little unit with all manner of advanced engineering plus it can suck peanut butter through a garden hose or some other equally amazing equivalent.
Although Deus is headquartered in Australia, this Sportster-based custom called The American was actually built by an American named Michael Woolaway who works right here in the USA. With a look combining café racer and classic street-tracker design, this Harley-powered leg burner is a great example of an American-made custom that looks nothing like your dad’s hog.
Only a sucker would transfer & store important data on the wack little plastic thumbdrives they were giving out at the trade show. Step it up. Sony’s Micro Vault MACH thumbdrives are a much better idea. They’re made of sturdy, styley brushed aluminum and with 120 MB/s reads and 90 MB/s writes they’re probably faster than the ones you’re using now.
Some crazy bastard once said “art is whatever you can get away with.” These Beatty pendulum lights are a perfect example of that idea. The light’s steel sheet shades are perforated with a blast from a shotgun. Yup, you read that right. A shotgun blast.
You use your iPhone for everything, so why not set it up as a cycling computer, too? Using technology from ANT+, the Wahoo Bike Pack includes a bar-mounted, waterproof case for your iPhone and a wireless speed and cadence sensor. Linked up with Wahoo Fitness App, it tracks all your fitness data: power, bike speed, heart rate, etc., plus it connects wirelessly to any other ANT+ devices you’re already using.
What red-blooded, used-to-smoke-a-little-pot, college-kid-at-heart dude isn’t charmed by an old Volkswagen camper bus? It is the original hippy-hotel on wheels. The thing is, driving one on the freeway is risking certain death. The Dub Box solves this dilemma. By turning the fun end of a VW bus into a plush, custom trailer, they allow you to hit the road with your own little compact pop-top VW camper in tow while still driving a vehicle with safety features like airbags and anti-lock brakes.
The Three Stooges were and always will be the undisputed kings of slapstick. If you’re down with Moe, Larry, and Curly, heck, even that greasy-haired goon Shemp, you’d be a knucklehead not to pick up The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection from Sony Pictures. It includes 18 discs with every one of their classic shorts fully-restored plus two discs of bonus material. Due out June 2012.