One of life’s greatest luxuries is drifting off to sleep to some of your favorite relaxing music. But there are a few problems. Number one, you can wake up with ears sore from laying your head on cumbersome headphones for eight hours.
Number two, you might not wake up at all if you manage to strangle yourself with the headphone wire. And thirdly, if you have somebody sleeping next to you, it might unfairly keep them awake, especially if your music of choice is Slipknot or something equally outrageously obnoxious for some reason. Here’s your solution: the Sound Asleep Pillows. These pillows actually have the speaker deep inside of them, and though you’re probably thinking that sounds about as comfortable as resting your head on a bowling ball, the speaker is completely unnoticeable. A removable wire allows you to hook up your mp3 player before you to go to bed and sleep unbothered by wires and headphones. And the pillow is designed to specifically keep your music from annoying a partner in the bed next to you. You can buy the original pillow, or the memory foam pillow. Both are designed for head and neck support. You can find both of them here.
Have you ever been out at a club or bar where the hired DJ seems to have no sense of what people want to hear whatsoever and thought to yourself “I could do a lot better than DJ Douchebag up there; maybe I should practice some DJing skills?”
But all that equipment is so expensive (and heavy) and you need to start from scratch (DJ-pun intended) on your vinyl collection since all you have are your Raffi ones from when you were a kid, and unless the club wants to bump to your “Baby Beluga” remix, then you’re out of luck. Looks like it’s just not meant to be. Wait! It totally is meant to be! Did you think we were just e-mailing you to tell you NOT to be a DJ? Because with the cheap and light Discovery DJ Decks you plug directly into your computer, anything is possible. You have your entire digital library at your disposal with the click of a button. And, if you’re a new hand at this, it even comes with software that automatically matches tempos for seamless transitions between songs. Realistic scratch pads allow for impeccable scratch effects. And you can plug it right into your USB port–now extra power source needed. The Discovery DJ Decks goes for around $160 and can be found here.
So you’re aware that a glass of wine is better when it is allowed to “breathe,” or so you’ve heard said. But how many times have you actually sat and waited for it to “breathe” so that you enjoy your glass more?
If you’re the average wine drinker, probably zero. You don’t have to let beer or cheeseburgers breathe. They’re good the instant you taste them. What a snob you are, Wine. Unfortunately it would seem Wine won’t budge on this matter. How can anybody make wine breathe faster? You could try taking it for a jog, but that would be messy and really, really dumb. Luckily there’s a new contraption, called the Vinturi Wine Aerator, that does all the work for you. And it’s very simple to use. Just hold the Aerator over your glass, and pour the wine into it, allowing the sweet liquid to filter through it. A test done by wine enthusiasts at iwantoneofthose.com showed a “staggering” difference in taste between first glasses imbibed with and without the use of the Aerator. The Aerator brought out the best aromas and flavors in the wine, without letting it sit open for God knows how long. Why would you ever drink wine without this again? The Vinturi Wine Aerator is selling for around $64 and can be purchased here.
Look, we’re not going to sit here and try to talk up any practical use to this R/C Helicopter Bomb. Because there is none. It’s not going to give you a closer smoother shave or get rid of that weird smell in your car.
It’s not a real bomb and won’t kill your enemies. This is completely a novelty that by no means is a necessity. BUT, it will harmlessly scare the absolute crap out of some people, and that is quite possibly the best thing you can do ever. Who doesn’t enjoy some good old-fashioned American pranking that will send people running? If you don’t, then that probably means you’re dead. The Quantum RTR Bomb System works with any .25 size or larger R/C plane, and will surely delight the remote control plane enthusiast. Probably more delightful will be the looks on people’s faces when they see this completely realistic looking nylon bomb inexplicably dropping out of the sky towards the earth before them. This could be a Japanese Game Show prank, except nobody will actually get hurt. The bombs go for $16.95 each, and you won’t need more than one as they are built tough. Buy one here.
Were chickens put on this earth for any other purpose than so humans could fry their delicious bodies and eat them out of buckets? As unappetizing as that sentence just made it sound, there is no denying they are delicious.
Fried chicken is perhaps the best thing on earth, and it’s hard to do it wrong. Colonel Sanders still does it right and he’s been dead for 30 years. And while it’s hard for fried chicken to be bad, it can most definitely be very, very good. Chef Thomas Keller has shown that in his famed Napa Valley restaurant. But now he wants you to take his recipe home with his Ad Hoc All-Natural Fried Chicken Kit put out by Williams Sonoma. In the kit is included the brine of fresh herbs and lemon he puts the chicken in for eight to twelve hours to keep the meat tender and juicy, and the batter that forms the savory coating of garlic, paprika, and cayenne. Mouth watering yet? No? Then you are clearly a vegan or an extraterrestrial. The kit includes two packets of brine seasoning and two packets of coating mix that are good for up to twenty pieces. You just supply the chicken. The kit goes for only $14.95 and can be purchased here.
Ever send a card to somebody and feel like it was missing a certain… oomph to it? I mean, you can say “I Miss You”, but that could mean anything. Do you miss the person a lot, a little bit? It sounds like not very much.
The card does not specify. With The Effing Card Company’s line of “Effing Cards”, you can make yourself pretty clear, (“I Effing Miss You” drives the point home so much more effectively), by throwing an “eff” in for every occasion. The British card company has an Eff for everything from “Happy Effing Easter” to “”It’s an Effing Boy”. And while they have plenty of friendly Eff cards, they have an equal amount for people you want to say “eff” to in a not so friendly way, from “No One Gives an Eff About You” to the great burn “Eff Off You Effing Effer.” And the best part is the card company will personally inscribe your message and send it anonymously for you if you are indeed sending one to a sworn enemy. This is not something that Hallmark will do. They’ve gone above and beyond. You can buy the cards in packs of five or individually, and you can effing see all of them here.
Our brawling brothers over at Cage Potato have something cooking in their kitchen. And it’s something you definitely want to be a part of. It’s one of a kind, it has to do with face punches, and it’s made just for you.
They’ve been working on it for some time, and now, we’re happy to announce the first ever MMA prediction game called MMA FightPicker. It’s a bit like fantasy football if fantasy football decided to man up and not wear pads and break proportionally way more bones and have dubious Vegas-based business underpinnings. So, basically, it’s much, much better. It works like this: You earn virtual currency called “Potato Chips” by visiting the site, leaving comments, and inviting more players to the game (easily done through Facebook). You bet these Potato Chips by predicting aspects of upcoming fights. The more chips you bet, the more chips you stand to win (just like real life). Of course, guess wrong, and you’ll lose your stash (just like real life). Eventually, high-stakes pools will be established for the “high rollers” of MMA FightPicker with actual, incredible prizes. So get in on the ground floor and sign up today!
When somebody calls you a “player”, there’s a few things they can mean. They might be referencing the definition best exemplified in the 1997 Bill Bellamy classic “How to Be a Player," a guy who gets a lot of women.
Or, a player could be somebody who engages often in the art of video-gaming, which debatably is not as cool sounding as the first definition. But it could be if you wear the Player’s Only jacket by Punk Drunkers, the jacket that makes the two definitions collide.
The Jacket is a fusion of old school retro Members Only jackets from the 80’s and Japanese “flare and funkiness.” It doesn’t look as crazy as that sounds. A coin slot zipper is sported on the back, along with an embroidered scene from “Space Invaders” the video game. And looks slick and stylish to boot. So whether you’re walking into the cool new bar or a video game convention, you’ll be turning heads. This might be the only item of clothing that will ever be able to do this. And here’s the important part: only sixty were made. So you’ll have to act fast. The Jackets are selling for $125.00 each in black or yellow, and can be purchased here.
“Men anpil chay pa lou” translates to “Many hands make the load lighter.” This is surely the case in the aftermath of one of the most devastating earthquakes in history. So donate towards the Haiti earthquake relief.
Here’s one that will get you a t-shirt out of it. The people at threadless.com had designers Thomas De Santis and Ivan Tarrazo Sanche create this tee sporting the aforementioned Haitian saying in lettering inspired by Haitian street art. One hundred percent of the proceeds made by the t-shirt sales will be given to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. This seems like a better situation than just blindly dishing out your donation; buying a t-shirt won’t just send your money to a great cause, but when you wear it you’ll be raising awareness and perhaps inspiration to somebody who hasn’t given yet. Plus, you’ll look awesome in it. It’s a win/win. The t-shirts go for $10 dollars each, come in men’s and women’s, and in seven different sizes. So put your order in today knowing you’re doing something very noble. You don’t have to give the shirt off your back to make a difference. But you can get one to do just that. Check it out here.
No, it’s not some new trendy Hollywood club. Neither is it a place of orbital inebriation. The Space Bar is a little invention designed to give you more space on your desktop. Your actual, physical desktop, not the one on the monitor.
It’s easy for your desk to get cluttered; you throw your keys on there, those little yellow post-it notes, a bunch of pens, rubber bands, paperclips. Every inch of space is a commodity. That’s why The Space Bar is so convenient; it acts as a garage for your keyboard. When you’re done typing away, slide it under The Space Bar and pack your desk accessories on top of it. It’s that easy and makes things appear tidy, even if you‘re a slob.
You’re probably thinking you can just build one of these things yourself. But in aluminum it goes perfect with a Mac and even has six, count ‘em: six, USB ports. So unless you know how to build those, you might want to spring for The Space Bar. Plug in your mouse, mp3 player, or digital camera and you have a nice little place for them to sit. You’re set for life in desktop real estate. Just think of what you can fit on there now! A cup to put your change in, a framed picture of Megan Fox, perhaps a tiny plant you’ll forget to water. The possibilities are endless. And all because of The Space Bar. It goes for $42 and can be found here.
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