Although author David Thomson leaves one very popular type of film out of the discussion, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies takes a sweeping look at the artistic, cultural, and social significance of film from its silent beginnings to its current state.
These colorful art prints of legendary sports stadiums are an easy way to reclaim some wall space in your home outside of your man cave. Since there are no bikini babes, beer logos, or dudes in uniforms on them, your lady may allow one or two in the common area.
You’ve gotta hand it to the genius behind the “one-size-fits-all” collar stay. He had a dream and a vision and knew there were millions of men out there just like him who were sick of rummaging around in their dresser looking for the right stay to keep that collar point pointy. He believed. Do you?
Most origami kits teach you how to make a paper flower or grasshopper, which is about as interesting as, well, origami. How about a paper-folding project with balls instead? These paper models are downloadable PDFs that you just print out and build: all your favorite late-model and classic trucks are available. No grasshoppers.
4-Star General Stanley McChrystal was not a whoremonger or a wannabe politician. Boring to some but if you’re interested in actual military and personal history, you’ll find his memoir enthralling. Throughout his long career McChrystal was a focused, effective leader who most recently oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and the War On Terror.
If you want to dance with the green fairy, these custom absinthe samplers allow you to test the world’s best varieties. From herbaceous Swiss vertes to Marilyn Manson’s own potent blend, you can build your own sampler set and drift off into oblivion.
It’s only a matter of time before one of your friends makes another one of your friends take a swig of this. Won’t that be funny?
Before the advent of Kickstarter, inventors with wild ideas had to find wealthy benefactors to fund their projects. In the late 1800s, Eadward Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, the pre-cursor to moving pictures, with the help of railroad mogul Leland Stanford. Muybridge was later murdered. This book delves into the history of the era and the sensational murder plot.
For the Big Lebowski fanatic who has every offshoot product from the classic film (which amounts to a Hoarders-style mountain of “stuff”), this new book by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges and his real-life Zen Master, will be The Bible. Yes, words to live by from the dude. Read up, man.
If you’re going to take that leap and wear “accessories” at least choose functional ones. Unlike assless chaps, this grenade-shaped beer opener/multi-tool/keychain will look sharp hanging from your belt and it has ¼” & 7/16” hex wrenches plus several ways to pop your brews.