One of the greatest things about buying a new computer is that fresh feeling of an untouched 250GB of hard drive space. It’s like you’re Columbus first setting foot in the New World.
Except your “people” are the first six seasons of “24”, all fourteen hundred installments of the “Now That’s What I Call Music” series, and about 200 gigs worth of Megan Fox pictures. You either need to start burning music to what Historians call “Compact Discs”, or you can go pick up an external hard drive. Luckily, right now Dell is offering a 20% discount on all external storage. But you better haul ass over there—the offer ends tomorrow, August 5th. Take down the code they give you and enter it at checkout when you’ve selected the external hard drive good for you. Hell, grab two while the offer lasts—you know you’re gonna need the space.
Our question to you: Why wouldn’t you want this? You’ve grilled steaks, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish… The only logical next step is meatballs. Why have these spherical delicacies been shunned by the outdoor cooker as long as they have?
The Meatball Grill Basket, by Williams-Sonoma, finally lets you give that meatball grinder an authentic grilled taste. The pin-sized holes are designed to allow the smoky flavor to seep in while they cook over the open flame. The perfect meatball was once solely attributed to fat Italian mothers. Now you can kick that stereotype in the jugular, light up some charcoal, and show the ladies what a real meatball tastes like. And don’t limit yourself to beef. Try pork, chicken, turkey, fish, veggies… Basically, anything that can be rolled into a ball and stuffed into this thing will be delicious. That’s a whole new dimension of grilling, for just $50 bucks.
Many people, at some point, want to live in NYC. For some, visiting for dinner, a show, and a few solicitations from crazy homeless people, is just not enough. To have a place in the city that never sleeps is a dream come true.
The only problem is, the rents are an effing nightmare. Fortunately, Daffy’s store is here to be your sugar daddy. The fashion retailer is offering an insane promotion in which consumers can enter to win a luxurious West Village apartment, normally priced at $7,000 a month. That’s seven and three zeroes. You could probably afford that if you freed up some money (AKA held up some liquor stores), but you don’t need to. By entering this Daffy’s contest, the place can be yours for just $700 a month. That’s seven and two zeroes. All you have to do is head down to the Daffy’s pop up store at One Seventh Avenue (also the location of the apartment) between July 23rd and August 14th and submit a 30-second video of why you should win.
Five finalists will be chosen, and one finalist will be voted in by the public, on September 16th. Good news: You don’t even have to sing for Paula Abdul.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the wildly iconic, cult mega-hit, "Blade Runner," director Ridley Scott has revisited the raw footage to bring a whole new experience to the world of Rick Deckard–Blade Runner: Final Cut
Included in this steel briefcase of kitschy destruction is the following: Never-seen-before scenes, increased, 4k resolution, more lines, improved special effects, and you can bet your custom blasterthere’s going to be a ton of new director commentary. There are so many new features, in fact, that the entire set comes in 5 discs. There is a theatrical version, an unrated international version, a workprint version (the most unique of all cuts), a documentary about the making of the film, a disc of featurettes about the story, and the "final cut" version compliments of director Scott.
The whole kit and caboodle is selling on Amazon now for a dramatic 52% off. Trust us on this one, this commemorative package is no replicant. It’s the real deal.
Back in the day, you were limited to a few options for your laptop’s appearance: black, grey, and a slightly lighter shade of black and grey. We were living in a colorless world, like an "I Love Lucy" black and white episode without a brassy redhead.
That is all about to change, because Dell has finally concluded that the laptop is in serious need of a makeover. With over 200 colorful, new designs, the new Dells have more diverse looks than the late MJ! The designs were hand crafted by artists from around the world-so there’s a little something for everyone. You can browse all of them on Dell’s website’s Design Studio, and see how they’re classified into Art, Patterns, Classics, Colors, and their (PRODUCT)RED line, which helps raise money to fight AIDS in Africa (be cool and compassionate). Order a new Studio 15 or Studio 17 notebook and personalize it however you’d like. You can even still get it in the classic "Black", or if that’s just too boring—how about a lighter shade of black?
Who else is sick of seeing dudes in those MMA-esque, intricately designed t-shirts featuring things like crowned skeletons with feathered wings dancing in a ring of thorny roses and flames, and words in calligraphy like "Affliction" and "Erosion?"
We prefer our shirts simple but bold. Thankfully, Johnny Cupcakes has a new line of shirts featuring uncomplicated and cool logos, with designs influenced by pop-culture such as "Transformers" (the original cartoons), "The Goonies", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", even "A Christmas Story." Classic. The shirts are great conversation starters for ladies looking to buy you drinks in a sea of shirts adorned with hyper-stylized, gold-flaked, fake family crests.
Johnny Cupcake tees go for around $35, and it should be noted that any company that has a picture of one of their models blowing hard into an old school Nintendo cartridge knows what they’re doing. Some people just get it, man.
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.