Here’s a fun little “project” to keep you busy out in the garage or down in the basement when you just need a little time to yourself. The Canchucks kit helps you convert a pair of your favorite beer cans into nunchucks. Yes, of course it’s unlikely you’ll ever defend yourself by swinging these at somebody’s grill but they’ll keep you busy for awhile in the workshop and entertained when they’re finished.
Surprisingly there are alternatives to carrying a Man Purse, a fanny pack or wearing a belt clip for your phone. Skinth Storage does a pretty good job of combining these types of questionable accessories into something you might actually strap on. They makes little cases for your Leatherman, pocket knife, and micro gadgetry that look like Smurf-sized Swat Team accessories and carry the stuff you’d rather not keep in your pockets.
If you think like us, breaking your sledgehammer on the job should earn you a bottle of whiskey and the rest of the day off. But it doesn’t. All it does is send you out for a new handle or a whole new hammer. This line of guaranteed indestructible sledge hammers from BASH will keep you swinging ’til there’s nothing left to smash.
If watching bodies and buildings burn on the nightly news isn’t quite enough war for you, digging into this emotional memoir on the chaos of Iraq by USMC infantry officer Benjamin Busch (who is also an actor on the The Wire) will take you deeper into the way the war experience affects us. What we bring to it and what we take away.
Hey ding dong, have you ever seen a wireless doorbell that plays mp3 music files instead of the same boring old bell? Didn’t think so, that’s why you come to this site, right? The MP3 DJ Doorbell comes with a 2GB memory card that will hold up to 600 songs so your visitors will be dancing at the door.
Being a cleaver-wielding, firestarting badass barbecuer doesn’t exactly jive with shopping for cookbooks but if you’re going to have one BBQ cookbook, Wicked Good Barbecue is the one you want. It was written by two dudes who won the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Basically, that’s the Superbowl of grilling.
It was fine for young boys of your generation to play with little plastic Army Men shooting machine guns and bazookas and lobbing grenades, but today’s kids? They deserve better. Instead of promoting the kind of violence found on TV news and video games, try hooking them up with a box of Toy Boarders. Skateboarding may be a crime in some towns but at least it’s not deadly.
There have been other books about the legendary singer and showman, the late, great James Brown, the undisputed Godfather Of Soul; but this book, The One: The Life & Music Of James Brown, from award winning biographer RJ Smith isn’t some rose-tinted, cracker-ass hype piece that rewrites the dirty drama of Brown’s crazy life. The writer created this portrait of Brown’s rise to iconic heights by interviewing over 100 people who were close to the artist. It’s pretty funked up.
Is it even possible to get a decent shave for a dollar a month? The guys at Dollar Shave Club seem to think so. They deliver fresh blades to your door for a dollar per month. Give it a try. One dollar doesn’t buy anything else anyway, so basically, you’ve got nothing to lose. (Thanks, Embry)
Only a sucker would transfer & store important data on the wack little plastic thumbdrives they were giving out at the trade show. Step it up. Sony’s Micro Vault MACH thumbdrives are a much better idea. They’re made of sturdy, styley brushed aluminum and with 120 MB/s reads and 90 MB/s writes they’re probably faster than the ones you’re using now.