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
The time has finally come for you to step up your game. Bow down and behold the Big Shot, a 3oz deep shot "glass" that is made from a solid bar of stainless steel and weighs in at 7.5 ounces.
The Big Shot also has a "ribbed for your hands" grip that guarantees no accidental spilling after you stare down the barrel of this bad boy. With a guarantee that this product will "quite literally last forever," you have no excuse not to go ahead and enjoy heavy social drinking for the rest of your life.
For more info on this in-home bar essential and the other hand made products check out their website at atwoodknives.com
Two things are always better than one. Just look at double cheeseburgers, a double shot of espresso, and the Olsen Twins. The people at Victorinox Swiss Army already knew that. Enter: the Travel Alarm 1884 Limited Edition pocket watch.
By combining the function of a traditional Swiss Army Knife and the undeniable style of a pocket watch, they have created a product that makes you look impressive to women (especially the punctual ones).
Some highlights include its stainless steel, "Swiss army knife red" case, built-in toothpick and tweezers, and specialized MABS plastic composite. The only people you know now that wear them are old timey mayors, ticket takers on trains, and the Monopoly Guy. Now you too can join that club and maybe score at least one of the Olsen twins. Do your own research and order a watch today at Victorinox Swiss Army
Summer’s officially started, which means it’s time to get outside and run around in the grass and sand like a kid again. You want to play freeze tag and have an Otter Pop.
Yeah, so do we. We might even hit on the cute girl that sat next to us in Language Arts all year. But the best thing about Summer? Whiffle Ball! Remember the yellow bat and white plastic ball from your childhood? Well it’s back with more determined ferocity than Bruce Willis looking for bombs in schools.
Leagues are popping up all over the country, so you’ll wanna brush up on your skills and join up. All things Whiffle (and giant discounts on them) can be found at The Connecticut Store. Which, of course, leaves more money for as many Otter Pops as it takes to impress the girl from Language Arts!