Most summer festivals are in the sticks where there’s a chance you’ll have to fight a moose. Coachella is in the middle of the desert, and the last thing you need is to die from a rattler bite while a Cure song plays. We want a festival that we won’t need Bear Grylls to survive alive.
Enter the less-known but more-tolerable All Points West Music & Arts Festival. It takes takes place over three days, starting Friday, July 31st and ending Sunday August 2nd, in Jersey City on the New York Harbor, not 2,000 feet from Lady Liberty herself. Headliners include: Beastie Boys, Tool, and Coldplay. Three day passes are $199.00 (for a limited time only) and single day tickets are $89.00. Rock out to cool music while staring up at the New York City skyline (as opposed to terrifying winged beasts lunging at your eyes for invading their home).
The worst you’ll have to worry about are roving bands of hipsters, and those tight pants have got to be pretty restricting when running! You should make out just fine.
Have you ever been grilling on a summer day, gazed down upon your meat, and had no choice but to remark to yourself, "Damn. This is the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life?" If you haven’t, please go to your nearest Man Office and tell them you’re returning your Man Card as you received it under false pretense.
As a guy, looking upon the perfectly grilled meal you’ve created (and, more so, devouring it) makes your heart beat fiercely and proudly. Grilling is no less of an art form than painting a beautiful landscape, molding a grand statue, or arranging a lovely mix-tape, why should you not be able to proudly leave your signature on it as other artists do their own work?
Now, with grillingaccessories.com’s customized Branding Irons, you are the Da Vinci of seared beef. Make sure everyone knows exactly who seared that delicious steak to perfection by leaving your big-ass initial right smack in the center. Be the talk of the tailgate by branding your team’s name into your burgers. Or take a step closer to hooliganism, and brand your team’s name into the opposing team’s burgers. These babies range from around $12 to $36, but for a summer’s-worth of marking your meat, isn’t that a small price to pay?
You have just broken something very important to you-a car, a gadget, a girlfriend. You now have two options: Call an experienced repairman and pay for his services, or grab your duct tape, do it yourself, and post your triumph online.
If you chose option #2 you will appreciate Thereifixedit.com, a collection of the best and most innovative DIY fixes to life’s everyday problems. Whether your innovation was born out of the desire to create something with your own hands or the desire to hold on to whatever money you have in your pocket, your project has a place on this site. Some of our favorite’s include "Aluminum Sliding Car Door" and "Duel Flashlight Tail Light," but we think we have to give our top pick to"Sharpie Paint Job" just for the effort it must have taken to not only devise that plan, but to then actually stick it out and complete it.
Are you tired of the snobs at Guinness’s Book of World Records telling you that your world record of pogo stick bounces isn’t legitimate? If you ask The Universal Record Database, they beg to differ.
Don’t let those douchenozzles at Guinness strip you of your well-earned, bouncy bragging rights! The URDB is basically a Wikipedia version of the Guinness Book, where anyone can submit his or her own world record. After providing some proof you have completed said record, they go through mostly fan voting (although some records are overseen by judges). These records are very much for the people and by the people.
So go out there and create as many obscure records as you can to ensure no one will even think of trying to break them. Go to their site and begin your journey to world record stardom.
The title "laptop" was originally taken a lot more literally. The novelty of not having to be at a desk to work on a computer was at one time very liberating, until men discovered that there was something irksome about these machines.
Specifically, that laptops seem to reach almost scalding temperatures at times while resting over our private areas. So, we went back to our desks hunched over in our never quite comfortable enough chairs, our wrists now sweating in place of our loins.
For just thirty bucks (some portable laptop desks can reach over $200), you can kick your legs up in your favorite chair, prop your back with some of those magically comfortable pillows that only women are allowed to know the origin of, and start surfing the web without the urge to keep the fire extinguisher near. The Futura Laptop Desk cools your computer and protects your lap from Hot Lap. It even fits easily into backpacks and computer bags.
Does the craving of pizza hit you at really inconvenient moments, like while working out at the gym, or while walking through a Korean neighborhood, or while eating your girlfriend’s home-cooked vegan meal made especially for you?
How about when you’re stuck in god-awful traffic, worried that the pangs inside you are actually your stomach eating itself? Then the Portable Pizza Oven is for you. This little guy plugs into your car dashboard and has high and low settings for cooking or warming. Impress your dates! Dinner and a movie? How about eating a hand-made dinner on the way to the movie? We’re living in the future, people. Everything’s at warp speed. Rushing out the door in the morning to work, sans breakfast? Keep a box of Pop Tarts in your glove compartment and you’re set. Reheat leftovers from the office’s potluck lunch on your way home! The possibilities are endless!
Stupidiotic (which arguably is better named BrilliantVeryUseful) is asking $36 bucks for the Portable Pizza Oven. That’s worth it just for the bragging rights to your buddies.
If you’re looking for a destination for your 2009 summer road trip, look no further. San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is where you’re going to want to end up for a little music, a little art, and a lot of festival.
And what better way to do so than while rocking out to headliners Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and The Beastie Boys over the three night stint, August 28-30. Over 65 acts are set to play over the weekend, including Incubus, Black Eyed Peas, Modest Mouse, Jason Mraz, Tom Jones, and M.I.A.
If you feel like going all out, the VIP 3-Day ticket is $595–which includes lounge seating, massage services, viewing areas at the event’s biggest stages, access to beer, wine, and spirits, and special restroom facilities for when said beer, wine, and spirits inevitably catch up with you. In case you’re not interested in all three night’s lineups, a much more manageable $90 single day ticket just went on sale this week–find all your ticket options here. And if all that didn’t convince you, take a look at this little promo video featuring some creepy puppets. That should do the trick.
If you have ever been wearing an American Apparel t-shirt and thought to yourself, "I really wish I could take whatever this shirt is made of and wrap my entire body in it and then proceed to sleep in it," then you are in luck.
American Apparel has taken their fantastic t-shirt material and made some ultra-soft sheets that are guaranteed to make it even harder for you to get out of bed in the morning. Especially if by some stroke of luck you are waking up next to her wrapped in your new sheets. Also, for some unexplained reason these sheets are priced at what some American Apparel t-shirts cost, so even if you don’t have a bed you should at least buy these sheets and make your own t-shirts.
There are things in this world that can automatically make you appear manlier just by being near them. That list includes things like scotch, anything a lumberjack would hold, a finely-tuned firearm, and of course wood paneling.
Knowing this principle, the people over at Incase decided it was time to man-ify your Mac Book or your iPhone by offering these man-tastic cases. Teaming up with HunterGatherer and Arkitip, they have created products that protect your precious technology at a price that is affordable, relative to the items they are protecting. So now, in an ironic twist, you can finally give your computer wood instead of the other way around.
Get yours right now at Incase’s site where you can watch a video demo of the cases in "action".
Hip Hop lovers: bring the jams to any party you go to (or any place that you go) with this new, cheap iPhone app that gives you the beat-spitting skills of a Grand Master MC that’s been onstage for years.
If you own an iPhone and have 99 cents lying around, then you will never have that problem again. Thanks to Monodomo, a Dutch start-up company, you can now download the "bChamp" app.
"bChamp" is a voice controlled drum kit that translates the sounds coming from your mouth into drum sounds that then play through the phone’s speakers. Now any mortal man can don a beat-box blackbelt as his voice is mechanically translated into real-sounding drum samples. Rahzel-who? So start your new career or at least save your boring party by visiting the App store on your iPhone, or checking out Monodomo’s site at monodomo.com