Coasters are supposed to protect your furniture from drink rings and these little square slabs of slate from a quarry in upstate New York will do exactly that. Just be careful you don’t drop one the coffee table or the hardwood floor, they’ll do some damage.
The Strap a Handle is a strap with a handle on it that helps you carry more stuff than you should really be able to. It’s a great idea, no doubt, but for some reason it feels way too simple and obvious. Maybe we’re just over-thinking it.
As the old tale goes, Canada’s Frozen Ghost vodka is distilled with water from a haunted lake. And it’s not just that. The ghost is an old man who was actually pushed in and froze in the lake. They say it’s distilled six times for ultimate purity but it’s probably just to make sure there are no chunks of old man in it.
Wars destroy people – even the ones who survive to tell their tales. The thing is, most soldiers maintain the code of silence upon their return. The painful personal stories are left untold and new kids keep signing up to fight. Vietnam vet Karl Marlantes’ new book goes beyond phony Hollywood heroics to shed a glaring light on the real experiences of war.
Walter Payton had an amazing career. In his thirteen years with the Chicago Bears, out-rushing men twice his size, the 5 foot 10 “Sweetness” set dozens of NFL records. He copped an MVP award and a 1985 Super Bowl ring. This you may already know; and now you can read the rest of his story in this new hardcover from seasoned sports journalist and best-selling author, Jeff Pearlman.
Before the days of sexual harassment sensitivity training, men were allowed to look at cartoon illustrations of women accidentally showing too much leg without fear of punishment. Taschen Books has now collected heaps of these classic yet demeaning, sexist images in a new book for you to enjoy privately in the appropriate environment.
Handing some random your camera and asking them to snap your picture is awkward. It gets even weirder when they start telling you to say cheese. If you like your pics with no cheese, get this low-profile GorillaPod Micro 250. It’s light, compact, and cheese-free. Source
Halloween is coming. It’s the only time of year that breaking out your 8-disc set of the whole Friday the 13th movie series isn’t completely creepy. However, once you put on the Jason mask that comes with the collection, you’re quickly back in creep mode.
When Hank Williams died, at the age of 29, he left behind bound notebooks filled with lyrics and song ideas. In 2004 the estate of Hank Williams approved music legend Bob Dylan to work on the found unfinished lyrics. The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams premieres the first-ever performances of 12 previously unheard Hank Williams compositions by 13 artists including Jack White, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Jakob Dylan and Alan Jackson.
Pretty much every book on the New York Times Best-Seller list is a hollow, unreadable sham and none of them quite measure up to the ones coming out of Indiana-based Conduit Press. Their specially crafted books actually offer something redeeming for the soul: a 4 oz. flask.