If you wrote off adventure-celebrity Bear Grylls, star of Man vs. Wild as just another TV-phony because once the cameras were off he slept in hotels and ate like a king while pretending to be roughing it in the wilderness, you’re not alone. But there’s obviously more to this guy’s story otherwise this book wouldn’t be a best-seller.
Occasionally you have to put your phone down and get to work. And if you put it down on the Milo Stand you’ll be able to see the display, video conference, watch the game, whatever you do on that thing. The stand uses a simple suction cup to hold your phone in place. Comes in black or white, just like the iPhone.
What you saw this week on facebook hardly qualifies as fodder for stimulating conversation in a real social setting. Before your next dinner party, happy hour, or weekend get-together, try reading something worth talking about. Whiskey? Gin? The little hardcover books that comprise the Edible Series explore the history and the minutiae of human consumption. Read up & you’ll be spitting facts.
If you’re going to do decadence, you may as well go all in. Twice The Vice makes chocolates with real booze. Choose from their intoxicating “top shelf spirits,” “single malts” and “classic cocktails” collections.
The soft-touch Musubo case for iPhone 4 & 4S looks a bit reptilian. Especially in the green colors. If you’re not down with the lizard look, there are 5 other shades to choose from.
Nintendo’s arcade classic Punch Out has been creatively memorialized by artist Chris Lange in his series of collage prints of the game’s characters all made from scraps of pages from Nintendo Power magazines. Odd, yes, but such is art. This set of nine 5X5 prints features Glass Joe, Bald Bull, Piston Hurricane; the whole gang.
The Allman Brothers invented southern rock. And on top of producing some of the baddest-ass songs of the 70s, Duane & Gregg Allman were certified superstars. This new tell-all book from Gregg covers everything from the money, drugs, and women to the loss of his big brother, and legendary guitarist, Duane. Gregg has been married 6 times (once to Cher), suffered from Hep-C and addiction of all sorts, and he’s still out there rocking, apparently writing, too. Read all about it.
When you want to get grill marks and that solid sear on your BBQ’d steaks, you really need a surface thermometer. This stainless steel one from Taylor will do you right.
The Godfather, and The Godfather Part II are the defining films of the mafia movie genre. Both were based on Mario Puzo’s 1969 novel, The Godfather. Puzo died in 1999 but left behind an unproduced screenplay for a prequel to the original: The Family Corleone. Now, this forgotten screenplay has been published as a book and it chronicles the family’s rise in the New York mob scene of the 20s & 30s. No word on a movie version yet but …
Men agree, there’s no better gift than a bottle of booze. But in the excitement of receiving such a thoughtful present, must you immediately cave to the pressure and hit it straight off the bottle? Not if you also get this card. It contains an easy-to-fold, pop-out origami shot glass. Slightly awesome, yes.