The Medal of Honor is usually pinned to dead soldiers but Army staff sergeant Sal Giunta, who in 2007 saved the lives of his squad men in the Afghan war and lived to tell the tale, was one of the lucky ones. He survived a Taliban ambush in the Korengal—a place known to US soldiers as the “Valley of Death” and in this book he breaks it all down.
The adult treats we like most usually cause impairment of some kind. But unless you think a little Cajun spice might mess you up, you can eat these Tabasco-flavored jelly beans and still drive yourself home.
Cleaner and greener than solar powered lighting, the GravityLight employs the power of gravity in a simple system using a weight. Lift the weight & the light will glow for 30 minutes. Designed to replace harmful, expensive kerosene lamps in developing countries, it can also be used to power-up mobile devices, a radio, batteries, etc. via
Not all of America’s highest-ranking military commanders are as scandalous as General Petraeus; in fact many have been much worse. In this new book, military historian & author Thomas Ricks focuses on how & why US Generals have become such losers since the heroic victories of World War II.
Your old friend Han Solo will be collecting dust when you get your hands on these guys. Clint Eastwood from The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, DeNiro from Taxi Driver, and Jason from Friday the 13th are just a few of the pose-able Hollywood classics you can find on (of course) eBay from a dedicated dealer named Popsfartberger.
Mixing up the paint for those home improvement projects usually makes a mess & turns your floor into an accidental Jackson Pollock painting. The Mixing Mate is an all-in-one painting toy that mixes, pours, and stores your paint cans with no mess or unwanted abstract expressionism.
The Bike EXIF blog is one of the internet’s most popular custom motorcycle sites. If you’ve got a thing for hot pics of 2-wheeled vehicles, the site is practically p@rn. Their 2013 13-month wall calendar features incredible photography of the year’s most iconic bikes which you can proudly display in your office without fear of an HR infraction.
The Smiths were pretty much the last of the great classic British rock groups. Their influence on the 80s and subsequent decades is unquestionable. This new book explores the band’s trajectory as well as painting portraits of the outsize personalities of Morrissey & Johnny Marr and their enduring musical legacy.
Look for logos featuring crossed swords, arrows, or axes and a name that includes an ampersand, and you can be pretty sure the product is classic and made for the discerning modern man. That’s precisely the case with this line of natural grooming products from New Zealand, launched by former cricket superstar Dion Nash. via