Unlike most of Hollywood’s big, sizzling blockbusters, the forthcoming film Gangster Squad actually has a true story attached to it. This true crime tale from Paul Lieberman chronicles L.A.’s secret anti-mob police unit that operated back in the 40s as New York gangsters migrated west. Even though it doesn’t have Emma Stone nude, the book might just be better than the movie.
Technology continues to creep steadily into everyday objects, like touchscreen refrigerators & bluetooth chew toys for the dog. Now the screwdriver is getting crept on. This motion-activated, gyro-powered screwdriver makes it easier: Just a quick twitch of the wrist instead of flipping a switch to go from forward to reverse. How have we survived this long without it? Available October 1. Source
Whether or not you practice it, you probably know that your wine should breathe. So, too should your fine spirits. Whisky, cognac, tequila and other high quality spirits taste better with aeration. This gadget is designed to induce aeration as you pour. Simply fill the jigger, pull the trigger and boom, the booze is aerated on the way to your glass.
If you’re a stoner, you should probably write this down: Harold & Kumar: Ultimate Collector’s Edition is coming out on Blu-ray in November. The set includes all three Harold & Kumar films packaged inside a collectible tin box with a White Castle scented air freshener, White Castle scented coasters, and other memorabilia. Available November 13.
Remember Lazer Tag? Hasbro brought back the 90s nostalgia with an updated version of the game and a new controller gun that runs an iOS app. Download the app, load your phone into the weapon and blast some geeks. For those who don’t have an iPhone, no worries, you can still play this new version of Lazer Tag the old-fashioned way.
80s boxing star Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was the real-life Rocky. In 1982 he became the lightweight champion & in his first title defense bout he knocked out the Korean Duk Koo Kim but Kim never regained consciousness. A few months later Kim’s grieving mother took her own life. It was a fight that changed Mancini’s championship life & this is the story of where he came from & where he ended up.
You bring yourself a waterbottle on the walk but what about the dog? The Ruffbowl is a portable water bowl for your dog that snaps on to your retractable leash. When the dog’s not drinking, Ruffbowl also holds onto that bag of poop you don’t really like carrying.
If you were a fan of the WWF in the heyday of the 80s and 90s, you’re probably still a fan. If so, feast your eyes on this poster series of minimalist masterpieces from New York artist Bernie Gross. Featuring Superfly Snuka, The Macho Man, the Hulkster and the rest of the gang, these 11 X 17 posters are printed on 100lb stock with archival inks.
As a founder and legendary axeman of rock supergroup The Who, Pete Townshend was one of rock-n-roll’s biggest & baddest. But his place in rock history was poisoned by his arrest on child pornography charges. He was later acquitted but the damage was done. In his new memoir, Townshend talks about life from his own childhood through rock’s greatest epoch & all the way up ’til today.