So there’s a new 007 novel coming out. But James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, has been dead since 1964. So, how do they get the new book? Hold a séance? White Magic? Nope. Ian Fleming Publications handpicked author Jeffrey Deaver to do the work. Deaver has written a grip of thriller/espionage books, but this is serious. Dear Jeff: hot chicks, sick cars, radical weapons. Don’t screw it up.
There are a lot of reasons why Steve McQueen is hailed as the coolest dude in the history of Hollywood. Between filming huge movies he raced motorcycles; insisted on doing as many of his own stunts as possible; slayed the babes. But this 1968 movie sealed it. Hands-down, the sickest car chase ever filmed. McQueen is absolutely shredding the streets of San Francisco in a fastback Mustang as a gutsy cop trying to catch a crook. Classic.
Every bottle of booze, wine or spirits you buy should come with a cap. If for some reason it doesn’t or you lost it, you can use this rooster-shaped one. It’s red, it’s elegant, but its name is really all that matters. It’s called the Cock Blocker. The name alone is worth the eight bucks. Isn’t it?
Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic classic on futuristic violence. It’s among the best American films ever made. A Clockwork Orange stars Malcolm McDowell and his merry band of violent hoodlums who drink strange milk and violate. This Anniversary release has an extra DVD filled with historical, behind-the-scenes & archival footage. If you haven’t seen the movie you should, even though after, you might wish you hadn’t.
If you eat the heat, this new, but quite old, Tabasco will fire you up. Aged up to eight years, Tabasco Family Reserve has been made available to the public for the first time. Like fine wine or Scotch, aging adds complexity & depth to the flavor of these Louisiana peppers.
For a short time in the early 90s, Stone Temple Pilots were the hottest band in the world. Sold out stadium tours and chart-topping hits. They were huge. Then drugs took hold and frontman Scott Weiland got dragged over a cliff. This is his story, from altar boy to angry teen to superstar to comeback kid, Weiland tells it all in this riveting, rollercoaster ride of rock’n’roll redemption.
A ‘plectrum’? Isn’t that a device the proctologist uses? Wait, no. It’s the college word for a guitar pick. If you play guitar, you always need a pick. With this manual punch you can turn old, unused or maxed-out credit cards into perfectly-shaped, one-of-a-kind picks for pluckin’ on your instrument.
Colombia in the 90s was the land of the Cocaine Cowboys. It was the Cali cartel in mortal combat with the forces of Pablo Escobar. Extreme violence and senseless killing were standard fare. Investigative reporter William Rempel somehow managed to penetrate the cartel power structure and meet with an insider whose story eventually brought down the entire 7 billion-dollar-a-year Cali cartel.
Unfortunately, every one of the destinations featured on these Star Wars posters is located in a galaxy, far, far away. You may never ski the slopes of Hoth or bask on the beaches of Dagobah, but you can dream. The minimalist styling of these illustrations is the handiwork of Chicago-based designer, Justin Van Genderen. His online gallery offers a wide variety of on-demand print options.
There’s a fine line between hungover and “still drunk.” If you’re hungover you actually won’t read this book, you’ll just go to a diner and grease yourself back to life. But, if you’re still a little pickled, you might just get experimental in the kitchen. Compiled by Milton Crawford, this book is packed with great, booze-absorbing recipes plus witticisms, humor & sage advice for all you sorry bastards.