70s Hollywood bad-ass James Caan earned himself a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Alex Freed, an NYU Lit. Professor and gambling addict. It’s loosely based on the Dostoevsky novel of the same name so be sure to drop that nug when you tell people you watched it, smarty pants.
Traditional processes and heritage craft are turning back the clock on everything from fashion to food. Booze, too. In the roaring ’20s Prohibition era everyone drank bathtub gin, they had no other choice. Fact is, bathtub gin is just grain alcohol infused with flavor. And no, it’s not actually made in a bathtub. You can probably handle it as long as you don’t jump behind the wheel of your model-T after imbibing.
It’s hard to believe that new stories of World War II are still emerging. This one will blow your mind. It’s true. Three American military personnel survive a plane crash in which 24 others die. The three then stumble around lost in the jungles of New Guinea, wounded and starving. Stalked by marauding Japanese snipers and pre-contact cannibalistic tribes, they were totally beyond hope until …
Bright green gel and a vibrating 5-blade razor? How far we have fallen, gentlemen. Grow back some of your manhood with a real man’s shave. Texas-based Dirty Deeds Soaps makes classic shave kits that include natural beer-soap lather, boar bristle brushes, and other shaving essentials all packaged in up-cycled wooden cigar boxes.
After spandex, the next most emasculating aspect of cycling is having to borrow another man’s tools to make an adjustment or repair. Bring your own, man. The Mopha Tool Roll is made of waxed canvas with leather trim and a toe strap to cinch the roll under your saddle or stick in a bottle cage. It has 10 pockets to fit all your tools.
Today, on the 20th anniversary of its debut, Geffen Records is re-releasing Nirvana’s Nevermind in a 2-disc set. It was the biggest record of the 90s—maybe the most important record of the last 20 years. This edition features 39 tracks. It’s got the remastered album, b-sides, BBC sessions, studio sessions, and boombox rehearsal recordings.
If you weren’t immediately repulsed by the sight of rotting zombies, the hit series The Walking Dead probably sucked you right in. It’s got good dramatic acting and great effects; for post-apocalyptic zombie gore, the show is ironically human. This 3-disc Blu-Ray set features all six episodes from the first season plus a coffin-load of extras.
Should the lead in your pencil be hard or soft? Since you only text & type, you probably have no idea. A good, old fashioned pencil snob will tell you that the super-soft lead of the legendary Blackwing 602 is as good as a pencil gets. You should be writing this down.
1977 mustaches. Hockey fights. Locker room humor. Slap Shot: greatest movie of all time. No point trying to get all smart about it.
In the history of American warfare and so-called military intelligence, the top-secret Navajo Code is the only tactical encryption code that has never been cracked by our enemies. Developed by Native American Marines during WWI and used through 1968, this book by the last living Navajo Code Talker, Chester Nez, chronicles his experiences in this covert operation and its significance in American culture.