Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice …If the films by Tim Burton have transported you to other worlds you’ll most likely enjoy reading about the oddball director/artist. Renowned film critic Antoine de Baecque covers Burton from every angle; from his childhood to his offbeat blockbusting to his place in Hollywood history.
Sorry to sound like Scrooge but nobody is going to do a dance when opening up their generic gift card or new shirt. But you might get a rise out of them with these fake gift boxes. Give Grandma a Beer Beard or dad the iArm and bathe yourself in their bewilderment before they get to the real gift. By then it won’t even matter what you put in the box.
To fully appreciate this book, maybe watch the Cocaine Cowboys doc first. It will introduce you to Jon Roberts who was one of the prime movers of Columbia’s Medellin cartel in the 80s. Years later he spilled his guts to journalist Evan Wright. American Desperado is Robert’s tale of life as one of the biggest drug criminals of all time.
How much do you love The Walking Dead? Enough to read the actual stories the TV series is based on? All 1088 pages of it? Okay, you must really be a fanatic.
If New York City is the global epicenter of cocktail concoction then the infamous PDT Speakeasy in the East Village is ground zero. This bartender’s guide from Please Don’t Tell’s mixmaster Jim Meehan elevates drinkcraft to a fine art. It includes recipes for all 304 drinks the PDT offers, plus rich illustrations, advice, and classic techniques.
A ghost of technology past has been resurrected in the AirCassette, a new iPhone/iPod App. It’s simple. It makes your iTunes tracks appear to play on an old school cassette on your screen. A bit of nostalgia without the muffled hiss of the old tape deck, sounds good.
If we know Lebowski, and we think we do, we know he’d totally kick back & snack on a box of gourmet chocolates, especially ones filled with the flavor of his signature drink: the White Russian or as he calls ’em, the Caucasian.
Hunters and hippies agree on one thing: trees are cool. Hippies hug them and hunters hide in them waiting for animals to wander into range. Both parties could employ the Tree Hook. For hunters, it’ll hold your rifle or bow up off the ground. Hippies can use the hook to hang your protest signs and Prius keys while you frolick.
You won’t win that Dad Of The Year award with this snowball crossbow but it will help you keep your pathetic excuse for a throwing arm a secret from the kids. Unlike that gangly, elbowy spasm you call a throw, this thing will launch a snowball 60 feet and holds a 3-shot load. Which is another thing you can’t do. Source
If you absolutely must go back to Rockville for the holidays, go well armed. R.E.M.’s forthcoming release Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 combines the bands’ best from both their IRS Records and Warner Bros. years, for a first-ever complete retrospective.
Enjoy a classic performance…