If you spend your entire workday watching the clock and trying to telepathically urge it toward five p.m., this wall-mounted jumbo flip clock is going to make you even crazier. It’s big, bold numbers flip mechanically reminding you of every passing minute, even though it feels like time is standing still.
Lost minds are sometimes never found again. In the old America, the insane were sent away to state mental hospitals. Photographer Christopher Payne has collected hundreds of haunting images of these abandoned facilities in his stunning book, focusing on the rich architecture and inherent creepiness of more than 70 crumbling American asylums.
Shatner knows no shame but you have to admit the bloated old Captain Kirk can be pretty funny. This new concept album that features his terrible singing on top of classic rock remakes by some well-known musicians like Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, and Johnny Winter is a total joke. And weirdly, it’s a somewhat humorous one.
Made of cold-rolled steel then crimped to stack together, these nesting shot glasses come in three different finishes. If you and shot glasses have a sketchy relationship, maybe don’t get the slippery Teflon-coated set, shots pour out of those way too easily.
This may be the most comprehensive reference book on beer ever published. Inside are 868 pages packed with over 1,100 entries by 160 different beer industry authoritarians from across the world. Know your brew.
Coasters are supposed to protect your furniture from drink rings and these little square slabs of slate from a quarry in upstate New York will do exactly that. Just be careful you don’t drop one the coffee table or the hardwood floor, they’ll do some damage.
The Strap a Handle is a strap with a handle on it that helps you carry more stuff than you should really be able to. It’s a great idea, no doubt, but for some reason it feels way too simple and obvious. Maybe we’re just over-thinking it.
As the old tale goes, Canada’s Frozen Ghost vodka is distilled with water from a haunted lake. And it’s not just that. The ghost is an old man who was actually pushed in and froze in the lake. They say it’s distilled six times for ultimate purity but it’s probably just to make sure there are no chunks of old man in it.
Wars destroy people – even the ones who survive to tell their tales. The thing is, most soldiers maintain the code of silence upon their return. The painful personal stories are left untold and new kids keep signing up to fight. Vietnam vet Karl Marlantes’ new book goes beyond phony Hollywood heroics to shed a glaring light on the real experiences of war.
Walter Payton had an amazing career. In his thirteen years with the Chicago Bears, out-rushing men twice his size, the 5 foot 10 “Sweetness” set dozens of NFL records. He copped an MVP award and a 1985 Super Bowl ring. This you may already know; and now you can read the rest of his story in this new hardcover from seasoned sports journalist and best-selling author, Jeff Pearlman.