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.
With the double-dip recession looming and so little work to actually do, office toys like these smartphone-controlled TankBots give those long days in the cubicle real meaning. Just keep bouncing from facebook to the touch-free fun of driving your little mini-tank and before you know it, this economic rough patch will be history. Source
70s Hollywood bad-ass James Caan earned himself a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Alex Freed, an NYU Lit. Professor and gambling addict. It’s loosely based on the Dostoevsky novel of the same name so be sure to drop that nug when you tell people you watched it, smarty pants.
Traditional processes and heritage craft are turning back the clock on everything from fashion to food. Booze, too. In the roaring ’20s Prohibition era everyone drank bathtub gin, they had no other choice. Fact is, bathtub gin is just grain alcohol infused with flavor. And no, it’s not actually made in a bathtub. You can probably handle it as long as you don’t jump behind the wheel of your model-T after imbibing.
It’s hard to believe that new stories of World War II are still emerging. This one will blow your mind. It’s true. Three American military personnel survive a plane crash in which 24 others die. The three then stumble around lost in the jungles of New Guinea, wounded and starving. Stalked by marauding Japanese snipers and pre-contact cannibalistic tribes, they were totally beyond hope until …
Bright green gel and a vibrating 5-blade razor? How far we have fallen, gentlemen. Grow back some of your manhood with a real man’s shave. Texas-based Dirty Deeds Soaps makes classic shave kits that include natural beer-soap lather, boar bristle brushes, and other shaving essentials all packaged in up-cycled wooden cigar boxes.
After spandex, the next most emasculating aspect of cycling is having to borrow another man’s tools to make an adjustment or repair. Bring your own, man. The Mopha Tool Roll is made of waxed canvas with leather trim and a toe strap to cinch the roll under your saddle or stick in a bottle cage. It has 10 pockets to fit all your tools.
Today, on the 20th anniversary of its debut, Geffen Records is re-releasing Nirvana’s Nevermind in a 2-disc set. It was the biggest record of the 90s—maybe the most important record of the last 20 years. This edition features 39 tracks. It’s got the remastered album, b-sides, BBC sessions, studio sessions, and boombox rehearsal recordings.