Slime-ball eggheads, corpo-muppets, and vampire squids are but a few of the types of semi-humanoid creatures who dwell in the swamp called Wall Street. Trillion-dollar trader turned author Greg Smith exposed them all when he managed to resuscitate his conscience before it was totally lost in the patty-laden fields of the mid-’00s bull market. This book is his tell-all survival tale from inside the pit, and picks up where his bombshell NYT op-ed left off.
Now that the punk generation is the Geritol generation, the preciousness of their fading past is producing a wealth of re-constituted cultural content. This new book, Punk: An Aesthetic is 350 pages of band and film posters, fanzines and original photos that neatly capture the look and feel of the bands that defined the punk era of the 70s and early 80s. Source
This little bag from Poler does double duty, functioning as both a camera bag and a cooler. Since few of us use real cameras, just stick your phone in the front pocket then stuff in as many beers as you can fit, which looks like about 4 or 5.
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is a heroic literary classic. If you haven’t read it yet, you never will. But if you want to hear the true-life tale of the real Count, read this new book that reveals he was the son of a black slave and rose to prominence in the military during the French Revolution.
Apple didn’t really have to do much to improve upon their signature white, pretty-much-crap earbuds. But at the official launch today, it appears they did quite a lot. Now called “earpods” the upgraded buds feature a more directional, dual-grill design for better sound quality and will come standard with new iPod, Nano, and iPhone 5 models.
50 years after the release of his debut album, master songsmith Bob Dylan is back with a fresh record. Tempest features ten all-new tunes from the legendary singer-man with the voice like sand and glue.
Since the development of wooden boards, man has been building incredibly functional shelves with little more than a piece of wood. Here is a new, compact variation of the “shelf” big enough to hold your phone that features a cool wall mount bracket and a magnetic strip to hold your keys underneath.
Sure, arcade games were fun before you learned that the best games are played in the dark. This arcade inspired switch replaces the standard type and features the other kind of joystick plus a pair of noise making buttons. Turn it off and have some fun.
What do the movies A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey, & The Shining have in common? They were all directed by Stanley Kubrick. So maybe you’d like to see a restored Blu-ray version of his first-ever feature film, Fear & Desire, an art movie disguised as a war flick in what would become Kubrick’s signature style.
American-made Hardcore Hatchets are pretty cute but they’re built for doing ugly work. American hickory handles and forged steel heads make jobs like chopping off turkey heads and splitting logs super easy.