This book is an oral history told by the people who made up Detroit Rock City from the late 60s to today. Names like Iggy Pop, Jack White, Wayne Kramer and Ted Nugent; classic venues like the Grande Ballroom & Eastown Theatre, and more, tell the tale of a city that really rocks.
One quick google search on the dangers of DEET and you’ll see why this portable tabletop mosquito repeller is a much better option. The 6-inch tall, AA-battery powered unit emits a safe, floral scent of geranium, peppermint, & lemongrass, essential oils that naturally repel mosquitoes, gnats, & midges without the use of any toxins that can damage your nervous system.
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Nothing says, “I forgot until the last minute” more than a generic drug store greeting card on an important holiday. Try a little harder this Father’s Day, eh? The guy did produce you after all. Find something like this cheeky Star Wars card from Etsy artist witandwhistle instead. They’re printed on recycled card stock and blank inside for your heartfelt message.
Baseball and cocaine? Hey, it was the 80s. For 3-time World Series pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden, strikeouts were the name of the game but soon his recreational drug use went into extra innings, resulting in scandal, rehab, and eventually, utter collapse. His new memoir chronicles the record-breaking highs, the lowest lows, and finally the redemption of one of baseball’s living legends.
Crossfit this. Instead of spending grueling weekends playing soldier boy with a troop of disillusioned suburban dads, have a laugh at their expense while chilling & grilling in more practical tactical attire. This BBQ battle-ready Molle system apron offers attachments & pockets for all your weaponry: spatula, tongs, brushes, thermometers, spices, etc. Grill ’Em All!
If you haven’t seen an M.C. Escher print since you moved out of the dorms, you’re not alone. His art does go great with experimental drug use & keg beer. But to be fair, there’s more to the artist than the “trippy” aspect of his work. This forthcoming book from fine bookmakers Thames & Hudson is a vast catalog of Escher’s mind-bending geometric illustrations, lithographs & woodprints, including insights into his artistic process.
Climbing out of the tent for your late-night leak is harsh enough as it is. Tripping and tearing down the tent or getting clotheslined by the clothesline makes it much worse. But those types of accidents are less likely if you use this reflective rope made specifically for such dark and dangerous outings.
20th-Century industrial design guru Dieter Rams designed everything cool that the Braun brand ever made. His style has also influenced many more recent designs coming out of Apple. If this re-issue of the 1987 Braun ET66 calculator looks familiar, that’s because the calculator on your iPhone is a direct bite on Ram’s original, minimalist design. And not that you need 2 calculators, but you can now own the real deal, too.
Many books have been written about Henry Ford, the pioneering industrialist who developed the assembly-line factory system to mass-produce his cars. His efforts led to large-scale mass-production across all industries, forming the basis of the consumer cycle we live in today. To find out how Ford changed the world, you will, of course, have to buy the book.
You know your hot sauce addiction has reached a new level of when you start trying to concoct homemade Sriracha. Let this cookbook guide you to the next stage, with its 60+ hot sauce recipes for everything from home-made Rooster sauce to Indonesian Sambal to Ethiopian berbere, it’ll take you to the summit of the Scoville scale.