Being a cleaver-wielding, firestarting badass barbecuer doesn’t exactly jive with shopping for cookbooks but if you’re going to have one BBQ cookbook, Wicked Good Barbecue is the one you want. It was written by two dudes who won the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Basically, that’s the Superbowl of grilling.
It was fine for young boys of your generation to play with little plastic Army Men shooting machine guns and bazookas and lobbing grenades, but today’s kids? They deserve better. Instead of promoting the kind of violence found on TV news and video games, try hooking them up with a box of Toy Boarders. Skateboarding may be a crime in some towns but at least it’s not deadly.
There have been other books about the legendary singer and showman, the late, great James Brown, the undisputed Godfather Of Soul; but this book, The One: The Life & Music Of James Brown, from award winning biographer RJ Smith isn’t some rose-tinted, cracker-ass hype piece that rewrites the dirty drama of Brown’s crazy life. The writer created this portrait of Brown’s rise to iconic heights by interviewing over 100 people who were close to the artist. It’s pretty funked up.
Is it even possible to get a decent shave for a dollar a month? The guys at Dollar Shave Club seem to think so. They deliver fresh blades to your door for a dollar per month. Give it a try. One dollar doesn’t buy anything else anyway, so basically, you’ve got nothing to lose. (Thanks, Embry)
Only a sucker would transfer & store important data on the wack little plastic thumbdrives they were giving out at the trade show. Step it up. Sony’s Micro Vault MACH thumbdrives are a much better idea. They’re made of sturdy, styley brushed aluminum and with 120 MB/s reads and 90 MB/s writes they’re probably faster than the ones you’re using now.
When prying open beers with the corner edge of your iPhone you risk cracking the glass. But not any more. The Intoxicase is a polycarbonate case for your iPhone 4/4s with a built-in onboard bottle opener. The upgraded Intoxicase Plus offers a slick fold-out opener and both come with a dedicated App that tracks your beer data, like the number of bottles opened, quantity consumed, hell, it’ll even call you a cab.
For most of us, the only hardcover book we’d buy on Tiger Woods might be a pictorial of the legions of scandalous women he enjoyed in his darkest days. But if you actually care about Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods the golfer, this book by his coach of six years, Hank Haney, will provide great insights into the life of a young superstar who was once called “the greatest athlete ever.”
Bourbon goes with everything. Even food. And we’re not just talking about pairing your whiskey with the right cut of steak. Not exactly, anyway. Bourbon Barrel Foods makes a variety of bourbon-infused sauces, spices and rubs that incorporate the rich, sweet and smoky flavor of bourbon. Their smoked paprikas, peppers, salts and sauces like Kentuckyaki are real whistle-whetters.
You like to eat hot stuff? Cook with hot stuff? Check out Cooking With Napalm, a cookbook featuring 48 recipes from French, Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese cuisine that’ll show you how to properly prepare hella hot creations. Proper as in don’t melt your lips off unless you really want to.
Being the self-important assholes that we all are, we generally think of rain as something bad. A day wrecker. A vacation destroyer; a pain. This umbrella designed by Art Lebedev expresses our attitude towards rain in a way that is totally universal. It says, “Hey clouds, this one’s for you.”