If you’re among the curious who want to know what type of crazy shit has been happening in our shadowy Afghanistan war, this book by Army captain Sean Parnell will blow your mind. Back in 2006, at age 21, Parnell led his unit into the mountains of the Hindu Kush for what they thought was a routine patrol. It exploded into 16-months of deadly hell that Parnell and his 10th Mtn. Division unit—nicknamed the Outlaws—barely survived. This is their tale and it’s true, man, it’s war.
The only way this book could be better is if it were a bit broader in scope. Like maybe 5000 or 10,000 whiskies. But it’s not that bad, after all it does include expert commentary and info on everything from the world’s best Scotches to Ryes to Bourbons, so that’s cool. And Editor Dominic Roskrow knows what he’s talking about. He was the editor of Whisky Magazine for several years and has a written a few other well-respected books on humanity’s finest beverage.
It makes no sense that you’d protect your phone’s glass screen with another piece of glass, but since you’re not a glass expert, let us explain why it works. Firstly, the screen protector from Spigen isn’t just glass, it’s actually Oleophobic coated chemically treated tempered glass. That’s science-speak for “Smashproof.” Get it? Ok, later. Source
The Drill Sergeant Pro Bit Holder does more than just mount to your tool and hold your bits in place. It also keeps the rest of your junk snug. That’s right Handyman. With magnetized sleeves to hold 8 drill bits plus another magnetic catch all for screwing hardware this little accessory will really help you with the countersinking, if you catch our drift.
The original Battlestar Galactica was only on TV for a little over a year. Even still a global audience has been watching it in syndication for the past 30 years. It was conceived in the wake of Star Wars’ success but failed to create the same stellar appeal. Maybe you disagree. If so, order up this 6-disc set and host your own BG marathon anytime you feel the urge.
Unless you’ve taken your obsession with Mad Men a little too far, your car cigarette lighter probably isn’t getting a lot of use. This little nug from Just Mobile turns your car lighter into a 2-port USB charging station. Way smoother than a Pall Mall. Source
You probably have no idea what the Underbelly Project is. Because the artists behind this project wanted it that way. From 2009-2010 an impassioned crew of urban artists transformed an abandoned New York subway station into the largest underground gallery in the world. Eric Haze aka HAZE is behind the project and this book. Act like you know.
The Bob Marley story has been told and retold again but this new book from photographer David Burnett takes a look at the life of the reggae legend from a new angle. Burnett began shooting Bob on assignment for Time Magazine in ’76 just as the star began to rise; and he kept shooting through the Exodus tour. This book includes over 100 photos from this tumultuous and important period in Marley’s short but incredible life.
Yes, your little Etsy-made piece of reclaimed two-by-four is a great stand for your iPad2 at home. But in the office you might prefer something it bit more tidy. This stand from Ten One Design is the one. Brushed aluminum that looks like Apple made it, magnetic attachment, junkshow-free styling.
Before Robert DeNiro skidded into his current role as an unfunny old Focker he was in some great movies. The Deer Hunter is one of the best. Christopher Walken, whose career has fared much better over the years, is in it too – and he is, as always, his batshit crazy self. It’s a story about coming home from war but never really being home again. Watch it in Blu-ray. You’ll be moved.