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From the werd.com archive…
Admit it. You have a special kind of love. One that doesn’t quite fit into the traditional mold. But, you’re a perfect match; mutually tweaked and head over heels. For you, special occasions usually mean writing in blank greeting cards. Not anymore. We found the goods, sincerely.
Try to picture a survival scenario on par with the bleakness of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Only multiply it by 100 because this story is true. In 1913, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition got lost on the Arctic ice. Nearly a month later, he re-appeared at basecamp as a barely living skeleton. He survived! Illustrated with photos from the expedition.
The standard bicycle water bottle & bottle cage set-up seems to work pretty well for most people but Anthony Goldman created the Koala Bottle system anyway. Magnets in the polycarbonate cage attract the metal ring on the bottleneck as you reach down to return your bottle to the cage. This makes drinking while riding less distracting & safer.
Everyone likes Johnny Cash, even the U.S. Postal Service. This year they’re honoring “the man in black” with his own stamp featuring a classic black & white portrait by Frank Bez taken for Cash’s 1963 Ring of Fire record. Cash joins the ranks of Elvis & Marilyn Monroe, other famous pill-poppers honored with their own stamps. Coming soon. Source
Proper knot tying is just one on a long list of dying arts, being pushed yet further into the past with this American–made knotless gear tie called the Fish Bone. It’s designed for use with paracord, which is awesome for a million uses but often impossible to untie when a knot gets cranked tight. The Fish Bone keeps every locked-down and solid but eliminates the nasty knots.
Chilis and chocolate are uncommon bedfellows but Sriracha has a way of somehow going with everything, right? In this case, it’s blended in with 57% dark chocolate to create a spicy, American-made chocolate bar that’s got some serious snap to it.
The Klitch is a clip that lets you hang your kicks on the outside of your bag and keeps them conveniently paired up for transport from home to the gym to the golf course and everywhere else you need to bring spare footwear.
This magnetic widgetoid keeps the cords and cables that would otherwise slide off your desk & into the dusty darkness easily within reach. The base of the MOS unit suctions to any surface and included cable ties attach to cords of all sizes which then stick magnetically to the base, contributing to a neater & more organized work space.
In 1957, a secret Cosa Nostra conference was held in upstate New York to work out the bloody war of succession among the top bosses of America’s most infamous crime families. Vito Genovese, the Gambinos, Joe Bonnano and other bigwigs were all present when one small-town lawman orchestrated a raid that exposed the mafia to America and kicked off a federal crackdown on organized crime.
In the pantheon of weirdly epic 80s films, Repo Man is one of the very best. Total cult classic. Emilio Estevez plays an LA punk rocker turned repo man & Harry Dean Stanton is his mentor in this offbeat car chase-crime-comedy-alien-punk rock extravaganza. This new Criterion Collection Blu-ray comes out in April. Intense!