Photojojo makes a bunch of cool lenses that attach magnetically to your iPhone. Their latest, an 8X telephoto lens turns your phone camera into a long-range lens. When your shoot is over, just pop the lens off and stick it in your pocket. And check out the other lenses they make if you’re a serious phone photographer.
For a few minutes, you’ll almost take this movie seriously. But then Kurt Russell’s bungling character Jack Burton, a truck-driver turned cowboy/kung fu crime fighter gives it away. This 1986 semi sci-fi film by the director of Halloween is thrilling but not in the edge-of-your-seat way, it’s more wacky/stupid. Like, “is this a joke?” ironic funny. Jacki Chan style fight scenes, lots of bullets & swords. Follow it through its ridiculous twists & turns, while admiring the “talents” of 80s vamps Kim Cattrall & Suzee Pai.
Pain In The Ass #567: tangled extension cords. Fix it with these bendable wire gear ties from Nite Ize. They come in a variety of sizes & colors to suit your cord-untangling needs. If you’re a MacGyver, they can be twisted into shapes for other purposes, like a makeshift tripod for your camera or a stand for your iPod. Really.
Mardi Gras is crazy. Blame it on the King Cakes. Haydel Bakery makes these traditional Mardi Gras confections from an old Danish recipe that causes men to feel immune to the effects of booze and makes women eager to show off their rack. We can’t explain it and neither can the fine folks at Haydel’s. Maybe it’s voodoo.
Is it possible nearly twenty years have passed since Pearl Jam started kicking rock-n-roll ass? Yes. You’re old, man. PJ’s early albums Vs. and Vitalogy are now certified classics being re-released as a Deluxe Edition 3-disk set that also includes a legendary, hella grungy live show from Boston’s Orpheum. This is seminal soundtrack material for Generation X … and that’s you.
When looking for a new book to read, you’d probably never go back to something you read in preschool, unless of course the children’s story was made into a gory bloodfeast of zombie mayhem. The children’s classic Pat The Bunny has been re-imagined. Instead of tactile features like rabbit fur to pat, stroke eviscerated flesh instead.
Bourbon in the Sugar Shack is pretty common. For drinking. It is only the very rarest of recipes where the bourbon is actually added to the mix. This concoction from Noble blends just a kiss of whiskey to premium-grade Quebec maple syrup. Adds a little snap to the sweetness.
F—k the new diet. When your team is down by a few points and Sunday night will soon be Monday morning, you need a little relief, a little comfort for your sorry soul. Maybe piece of mind can be found in a marshmallow dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with a crust of beer & pretzel bits. Give it a try.
Radiohead is the U2 of the 2000s. Stylistic parallels are few, it’s just that they’re so widely popular. Moms, college kids, metros, Euros, radio stations: everyone loves Radiohead. The press are slobbering to outdo each other in realizing the depth of genius in each new release. Same deal on the new record, The King Of Limbs. It’s familiar but new, sad but uplifting, powerful yet serene. Their best yet. It’s everything everyone says it is. Or so we assume.
The pen, they say, is mightier than the sword. But what about the grenade, revolver or Rambo knife? These unique note/sketchbooks feature 3-D covers of serious weaponry. Sure, the idea that weapons and violence don’t jive with acts of creativity is ironic. That’s nice. But weapons are just cool.