If you’re like us, and you live in the city in an apartment without a west wing to keep cords of firewood in, then the Ponton Personal Fireplace is a good way for you to bring some heat and potentially romance to your living area this fall. If we were to metaphorically describe the benefits of this piece, we’d say that the two pieces of graham are your chances to get laid, the chocolate is it’s ability to spark conversation, and the marshmallow is the fact that it’s basically a $900 luxury s’more factory. Buy it from Charles and Marie.
Okay, so the real name for this little contraption is not Lightsaber Water Heater. It’s the Hot-T Wand. But how much cooler does “Lightsaber” sound? And that’s essentially what it is.
If you’ve ever waited for water to boil, you know it can be a tediously slow process, rivaled only by watching grass grow, paint dry, or women’s tennis. And in the end, you’ve boiled more water than you actually needed for whatever it was you were making. Why can’t you just boil a mug of water for a mug of tea? This is the glory of the Hot-T Wand design. Just shove it into a mug of water (much as a Jedi would shove his deadly weapon into the abdomen of an enemy), and wait for it to get hot. It’s easily portable, and only activates when it senses wetness, so you don’t have to worry about your pants suddenly catching fire. We’re gonna go see if we can make a double-sided Hot-T Wand and fight each other while blasting “Duel of the Fates."
There are three ways to listen to your favorite radio stations today: via old-fashioned radio waves, as our distant ancestors once did, through space satellites, or on the Internetz.
The world of technology has moved on so vastly, why would you still be listening to music on the same device people used to hear Roosevelt’s Fireside Chats? And with personalized playlist websites like Pandora and last.fm, the Internet has brought radio to a new level. Unfortunately, for most of us, this means sitting at your desk in front of your computer, the wire on your headphones keeping you like a dog on a leash. Luckily, the people at Logitech want to let you run wild and free once more.
The Logitech Squeezebox Radio allows you to listen to Internet radio, as well as your own music, say, played from your iTunes, anywhere in your home. Using Wi-Fi, you can take this baby wherever your heart desires and still hear all your favorite. The device has a 2.4-inch color display, and even a Facebook integration tool for recommending music. Your gramma’s radio may have once tricked millions of people into believing Martians were attacking the world, but could it connect to a social network? Didn’t think so. The Squeezebox Radio costs $200 and can be purchased here.
Mark your calendars. The world’s first international Cougar Cruise is this December 4th – 7th, 2009. Yes, you read that correctly. We are not making one of our many colorful jokes.
This is a cruise designed specifically for younger men and older women, and the Singles Travel Company is actually officially calling it a Cougar Cruise. Meaning the women signing up for this little getaway have no illusions as to exactly who and what they are (and who and what they want). Meaning you probably won’t have to beat around the bush with these fine ladies.
The adventure starts in San Diego, CA and takes you to Ensenada, Mexico, a popular resort town on the coast, known for its beaches and shops. The cruise itself offers your typical cruise affair – dining, dancing, shows, pools, Jacuzzis, a casino… and cougars. Lots of cougars. You’re still reading this and you haven’t booked it yet. Need another reason? It starts as low as $125. This is very affordable, especially if you find a special older lady to be your sugar mama. Check it out here.
Everybody’s got something to hide. Could be an emergency flask for when you run dry. Maybe it’s some of those funny cigarettes the kids are smoking, or incriminating evidence in your ongoing murder trial.
We don’t need to know what it is, nor do we want to. We just want to help you… A little less so in the case that you’re a murderer, but hey, we’ll let the judge and jury worry about that. For now, take comfort in the fact that whatever you’re hiding will remain hidden in one of these Hollow Book Safes.
How many times has somebody come to your place, picked up a random book, and started reading? Unless you live in a library, probably not a whole lot. You can order Hollow Book Safes to fit anything you need (within reason; the girl you’re cheating on your girlfriend with will not fit). And the book is made to look incredibly uninteresting (i.e every assigned reading in your British Lit class) so nobody is picking that thing up or asking to borrow it. The books range from $20-$34 dollars and can be purchased here.
If, for some reason, the college you went to discontinued their apparel, or, more likely, has a name that isn’t some kind of sexual pun, then worry no more. Now you can make your own (pun, not college).
You can choose whatever you’d like it to say, and there are no warnings against profanity, we have a feeling that suddenly there will be an influx of proud alumni from F*ck U, displayed in proud collegiate type across the nation.
Here’s a chance to get creative. You visited the Harvard campus once, right? Didn’t have time to make it to the gift shop? Print up one of those shirts and tell brainy babes you went there; technically, you’re not lying. You can do it for a laugh, or maybe just throw your last name on a bunch and surprise everyone at the family reunion. Ordering six or more will get you a sweet discount. Shirts and hats start at $14.99. You can create your own here.
There’s nothing quite like going for a peaceful, morning bike ride. Not a soul on the sidewalk, no traffic. The world is calm and still…Until some guy rolls up blasting Daddy Yankee.
But what if you had your own booming sound system on your bike? What if you had your own sound system on your bike? Perhaps the world’s Suck Quotient would lessen. These iPod Speakers mount on your bike, and allow you to blast your tunes worry-free while cycling. A remote control for switching songs and volumes latches onto your handlebars, so you can avoid flipping onto somebody’s windshield because you were frantically trying to lower the volume when the one Jewel song in your iTunes came on. The case is also water resistant, so don’t worry about being caught in the rain. In fact, the makers suggest taking the speakers poolside, or to the beach — they’ll work anywhere. Pick up your own bike sound system here. If only they’d come up with hydraulics for bikes. Then you’d really be bumping.
If you’re tired of hemorrhaging money to the local drive through coffee despot, but you don’t think you can drink a pot yourself, give this gizmo a flip in your morning routine.
Plenty of leaves and trees, but not a drop of joe. And you’re supposed to wake up at what time to fish? Here’s something to lend a helping hand when you don’t have the time or patience to wait for a pot to brew at home, or if there’s just no Starbucks within a 30 mile radius (which these days means you’re on the ocean floor. cool). Try the Flip-N-Drip Coffee Maker.
Just boil some water in the base, attach the brew chamber filled with your blend of choice, flip, and let the magical percolating begin. Take it on the run to work, or on a morning bike ride; the sixteen ounce coffee maker will fit by your side anywhere you’re headed. And, after work, the brew chamber doubles as a mixer for your favorite adult beverages when you don’t have a full bar at your disposal. The Flip-N-Drip costs $45 and you can grab it here.
There are two things in life you should never leave home without. You’ll never know where and when you’ll need them. But, when the time comes, you’ll know and be glad you’ve got ‘em.
These two things are (1) a type of liquor of your choosing and (2) a deck of playing cards. There is no situation you can find yourself in that one or both of these things cannot get you out of. Except for maybe a meeting of the Alcoholic Gamblers Anonymous, in which case you’re ironically out of luck.
Unfortunately a deck of playing cards doesn’t fit in your wallet, and carrying around a handle of Tequila Ley doesn’t exactly mark you as the neighborhood’s classiest citizen. Luckily, you can now carry the two together in a tight, but stylish package. The Multi-Flask Card Carrier is made of faux suede and leather, and comes with a stainless steel flask. A front pocket fits a crisp new deck of cards perfectly, of which you will be supplied when purchasing the case and flask. The case costs $24.00 and can be bought here.
There’s two ways to look really cool sitting in a chair: The A.C Slater maneuver, in which you swing the chair to face you, sit in it backwards, and call your girlfriend “Mama”, or the Lean Back, in which you lean on the back legs as if to say, “Yo, teach! Wassup?”
The only advantage the Slater has is that with the Lean Back, you’re at higher risk for a “Fall Back On Your Ass” if your chair isn’t sturdy enough or you get a little overzealous and lean past the point of no return.
But with the Attitude Chair, invented by Deger Cengiz, you can lean back comfortably without worrying about becoming the next star of a viral video. The chair has two extra legs (third legs, if you will) built to the sides that don’t touch the floor when sitting normally, but swing out to replace the two front legs that have lifted off the ground when you lean back. It’s fool proof. The Attitude Chair is $500 and can be bought here.