In between directing the cult classics Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, Director Quentin Taratino wrote the screenplay for True Romance. It has just as much blood, maybe even more bullets than both. 90s Hollywood hotshots Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette lead a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper (RIP), Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and more.
You must’ve read Motley Crue: The Dirt, maybe you even read Nikki Sixx’s tell-all drug book The Heroin Diaries. But did you know the Crüe’s rhythm guitarist was also a photographer? His latest book, This Is Gonna Hurt is part photo book, part journal. In it, he bears his soul and shares his vision through stark photography and true stories of a life lived on the edge.
Be proud of your laziness. Celebrate it, cultivate it! If you want to do more while doing less, try this little countertop trash bag holder thingy. Super easy, using the ergonomic plastic handles, just clip the wire frame holder to your counter or workbench and use those leftover plastic grocery bags for trash.
When stoned, pizza tastes even more amazing. Cooking on a pizza stone makes your crust crispy locking in flavor. This model from Emily Henry is a Housewares Design Awards Finalist, meaning it’s really good. It bakes evenly and looks pro when you pull it from the oven. It even works on the gas grill for outdoor pizza parties.
As we get older do we really get wiser or do we just get better at managing paranoia? While you ponder the thought, check out this set of water leak alarms. They’re easy to use: no buttons, no programming, no wires & no batteries. Just place the little alarm in any potential flood zone: under sinks, behind the washer or water heater, in the basement. If just a small amount of water touches the leak detector, a loud alarm will alert you. Built-in battery lasts three years. Rest easy old fella.
We should take off our hats and sing an anthem to the guy who came up with beer-flavored chewing gum. Seriously. But that’s not all, Ballpark gumballs also come in the mouthwatering flavors of peanuts and—steady now—hot dogs. Yes … hot dog flavored gum. We’re guessing it’s a “secret recipe.” Each tin contains 22 gumballs, get in the game.
Do you really know how an internal combustion engine works? Can you fix your own computer? 99% of us answer no to questions like these. In author Matthew Crawford’s estimation, convenience technology of the modern world is alienating us from basic hands-on skills. Blending philosophy, cultural commentary and his own personal insights as a craftsman, Crawford explores the dynamic of a world moving farther away from understanding or engaging in the automation of everyday life.
Second only perhaps to the persuasive powers of the trusty sledgehammer, locking pliers are a tool we can all agree on as “indispensible.” Crusty, rusty nuts and hard to reach hexheads are no match for a pair of vise-grips. And now C.H. Hanson Tools have updated the design, eliminating the adjustment knob on the handle. Now they automatically lock on to whatever you grip. Easier is better.
You pull out your headphones desperate to escape the wail of that screaming baby a few seats over. How bad does it suck when the cord is a rat nest of tangles? Fix it. This handmade wooden wheel will keep your headphone cable in a neat little spool, so you can escape the pain-in-the-ass of reality without ever wasting a single moment. Just unroll and rock.
In the realms of the surreal, dreams become reality. And for director David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Dune) surrealism is familiar territory. Follow actors Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, and Balthazar Getty into a strange montage of illusion, dread, and violence. Let’s not forget mystery, intrigue and psychedelia, too. This movie is tweaked but like all Lynch films, just let it wash over you like a dream and revel in the weirdness.