With movies like Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull to his credit, iconic Hollywood director Martin Scorsese has some serious tales to tell. This legend of movie-making lore shares insights and anecdotes from his influential 40 year career in show business. Written by film historian, critic, and Scorsese’s close friend, Richard Schickel, this Q&A biography digs deep. Blending Scorsese’s complex character in a broader context of film history make this book a treasure for movie buffs.
Form perfect “stuffable” burgers with this innovative kitchen tool from the gourmands at Williams-Sonoma. Yes, you can hide stuff inside the burger. For starters, you can load it with cheese, bacon, chili, onions, peppers, all that. Or make dinner a little more fun by playing sick pranks on the kids. Put a decapitated Barbie head or hermit crab inside their burgers and see what happens. PS, keep your camera handy.
Sometimes carrying a whole bottle of Jack Daniels around with you isn’t an option. And when you’re doing something like driving or supervising children, mixing up a drink can be dicey. But now that you can get pre-made JD cocktails in a bottle, life will be better. It’s the little things, right? Like Jack & ginger, Jack & Coke, even Jack & Diet!
You like it hot? Like, fire-in-the-hole hot? Like, seeing stars hot? You’ll think you died and went to hell when you get a few flakes of the fabled Ghost Pepper on your tongue. On the Scoville scale, the Ghost is rated the hottest pepper in the world: about 150 times hotter than a jalapeño. These peppers must be used sparingly but add a rich, flavorful spike to any dish. Available in a variety of forms from flakes to powder, all Ghost Pepper products must be handled with care.
Zack Snyder is the director behind blockbuster films like 300 and Dawn Of The Dead. His next action & special-effects-filled film, Sucker Punch will be out in a few weeks. Snyder has teamed up with Titan Books to release a special edition tie-in book of the movie’s art and design. The book features eye-popping concept art, design & photography from Snyder’s creative team. A rich accompaniment for a movie that is sure to blow people’s minds. Only 750 copies available.
You hate them, but to their credit, condoms reduce the spread of disease and you have to admit the extra “stamina” they provide us guys is actually a bonus for both involved parties. Safe sex is still sex and Sir Richards’ brand condoms are taking a unique approach to marketing their latex. For each condom sold, one is donated to contraception programs in developing & underprivileged countries. Do good while you feel good? Sure.
The Dropkick Murphys have been making sing-along drinking music for over 15 years. Their raw, honest sound blends a punk rock ethos with flavors of traditional Irish work-songs and manly whiskey-soaked melodies. Going Out In Style is their seventh studio record and the band’s first new release in three years. This record gives you the DM’s at their technical best but nothing, absolutely nothing, beats their live show.
Butts are gross. Not the ones Sir-Mix-A-Lot sings about, the other ones, cigarette butts. But these aren’t the real, stinky kind. They’re just magnets, perfect for sticking pictures to your fridge. No carcinogens, no hacking cough, just a sorta sick novelty.
Photojojo makes a bunch of cool lenses that attach magnetically to your iPhone. Their latest, an 8X telephoto lens turns your phone camera into a long-range lens. When your shoot is over, just pop the lens off and stick it in your pocket. And check out the other lenses they make if you’re a serious phone photographer.
For a few minutes, you’ll almost take this movie seriously. But then Kurt Russell’s bungling character Jack Burton, a truck-driver turned cowboy/kung fu crime fighter gives it away. This 1986 semi sci-fi film by the director of Halloween is thrilling but not in the edge-of-your-seat way, it’s more wacky/stupid. Like, “is this a joke?” ironic funny. Jacki Chan style fight scenes, lots of bullets & swords. Follow it through its ridiculous twists & turns, while admiring the “talents” of 80s vamps Kim Cattrall & Suzee Pai.